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CHATEAU LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD 1er cru classe, Pauillac 2017

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99 points - LPB 99 LPB 97 points - AG 97 AG CHATEAU LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD 1er cru classe, Pauillac 2017 CHATEAU LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD 1er cru classe, Pauillac 2017

CHATEAU LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD 1er cru classe, Pauillac 2017

<p>One of the most famous - as well as one of the most prestigious - wines in the world, <strong>Château Lafite Rothschild</strong>’s history dates back to <strong>1235</strong>, by which time, it is believed, the vines were already planted and thriving. Nearly 1,000 years later it still retains the name of its then-owner Gombaud de Lafite. It wasn’t until 1868 that the Rothschild’s came to become the Château’s owners, after it was sold at public auction in Paris - and it remains in their hands today.</p> <p style="margin: 30px 0; padding: 25px 40px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 33px; font-family: Cambria, 'Hoefler Text', 'Liberation Serif', Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; color: #000000; border-top: 1px solid #cccccc; border-bottom: 1px solid #cccccc;" class="pull-quote">One of the most famous - as well as one of the most prestigious - wines in the world&hellip;</p> <p>Producing an elegant <strong>Pauillac</strong> wine, Château Lafite is renowned for its characteristic blend of rich dark fruit with spicy, savoury and earthy notes of cassis, tobacco, and truffle. The 2016 earned sterling reviews, with <strong>James Suckling</strong> scoring it a <strong>perfect 100</strong> and speculating on its standing as “<i>Perhaps the greatest Lafite since the legendary 1959</i>”.</p>
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One of the most famous - as well as one of the most prestigious - wines in the world, Château Lafite Rothschild’s history dates back to 1235, by which time, it is believed, the vines were already planted and thriving. Nearly 1,000 years later it still retains the name of its then-owner Gombaud de Lafite. It wasn’t until 1868 that the Rothschild’s came to become the Château’s owners, after it was sold at public auction in Paris - and it remains in their hands today.

One of the most famous - as well as one of the most prestigious - wines in the world…

Producing an elegant Pauillac wine, Château Lafite is renowned for its characteristic blend of rich dark fruit with spicy, savoury and earthy notes of cassis, tobacco, and truffle. The 2016 earned sterling reviews, with James Suckling scoring it a perfect 100 and speculating on its standing as “Perhaps the greatest Lafite since the legendary 1959”.

  • Style: Cabernet Blend
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Region: Pauillac
  • Code: LAF
  • Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Country: France

Region Pauillac

Pauillac is Bordeaux’s most acclaimed appellation, the only one with three Premier Cru properties: Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Mouton-Rothschild and Château Latour. These and other Pauillac chateaux produce robust, full-flavored and long-lived red wines made from Cabernet-based blends. Though winemaking techniques and microclimates vary throughout Pauillac, producing some variations in style, classic Pauillac wines have juicy flavours of blackcurrant and cedar, often with coffee, chocolate and graphite notes. Pauillac, part of the Médoc region on Bordeaux’s Left Bank, has gravelly and well-drained soils that force vines to grow long and strong roots. Struggling a bit for water, the vines produce grapes with high tannins and concentrated juices. Nearby rivers and the Atlantic Ocean modulate temperatures, preventing the grapes from ripening too quickly. Such grapes make powerful wines that may age and improve for decades. However, in Pauillac,

Pauillac is Bordeaux’s most acclaimed appellation, the only one with three Premier Cru properties: Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Mouton-Rothschild and Château Latour. These and other Pauillac chateaux produce robust, full-flavored and long-lived red wines made from Cabernet-based blends. Though winemaking techniques and microclimates vary throughout Pauillac, producing some variations in style, classic Pauillac wines have juicy flavours of blackcurrant and cedar, often with coffee, chocolate and graphite notes. Pauillac, part of the Médoc region on Bordeaux’s Left Bank, has gravelly and well-drained soils that force vines to grow long and strong roots. Struggling a bit for water, the vines produce grapes with high tannins and concentrated juices. Nearby rivers and the Atlantic Ocean modulate temperatures, preventing the grapes from ripening too quickly. Such grapes make powerful wines that may age and improve for decades. However, in Pauillac, as in other old-world wine regions, some winemakers are working to develop softer red wines that maintain the local wines’ traditional substance and flavours, but are more approachable immediately upon release.

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