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Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1995

Your Price: $850.00

Producer: Chateau Lafite Rothschild
Optimum drinking: 2019-2035
Rating: 96 - Wine Spectator
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot 17%, Cabernet Franc 8%
Winemaker: Charles Chevallier
Appellation: Pauillac, Bordeaux
Growth status: 1er Grand Cru Classé
Bottle report: Very good condition overall - fills in neck.

Chateau Lafite is the largest of the first growths, built upon the fine gravel soils and sand of the Haut-Médoc. It comprises three major vineyard sites: the hillsides around the Château, those adjacent to the Carruades plateau to the west, and those neighbouring Saint-Estèphe. There is little or no application of chemical fertilisers, and sparse use of organic fertilisers.

"The wine was showing spectacularly well when I tasted it in November, 1997. It exhibits a dark ruby purple color, and a sweet, powdered mineral, smoky, weedy cassis-scented nose. Beautiful sweetness of fruit is present in this medium-bodied, tightly-knit, but gloriously pure, well-delineated Lafite. The 1995 is not as powerful or as massive as the 1996, but it is beautifully made with outstanding credentials." Robert Parker

"TVery elegant indeed – no dry tannins. Complete and with enough juice. A very fine Lafite. Lovely graphite finish – sinewy. No heaviness at all. And the tannins are SO well managed!" Jancis Robinson MW

"...aromas of blackberries, black licorice and currants, with mineral undertones. Full-bodied, with a solid core of tannins and a long, silky finish…. concentrated and powerful. The 1996 is always talked about, but I think this is superior..."
James Suckling

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1995