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Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2005

Your Price: $995.00

Producer: Chateau Lafite Rothschild
Optimum drinking: 2019-2055
Rating: 98+ -
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 89%, Merlot 10%, Petit Verdot 1%
Winemaker: Charles Chevalier
Appellation: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Chateau Lafite Rothschild's 2005 comes from fruit grown in perfect conditions from one of the greatest ever Bordeaux vintages.

Lafite Rothschild's 2005 vintage was made under the guidance of Baron Eric Rothschild and the down-to-earth winemaker Charles Chevalier who has positioned Lafite Rothschild's 2005 at the forefront of this great Bordeaux vintage. There is little to no application of chemical fertilisers at this grand first growth château and very sparse use of organic fertiliser.

"Another brilliant effort...Tel ltale pencil-shaving bouquet that is wonderfully defined with red berry fruit moving gracefully towards secondary notes of mint, Seville orange marmalade and leather. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, utterly graceful in the mouth, classic in style with a gradual build towards the pencil-lead finish that contains enormous persistence. This is not a powerful Lafite-Rothschild - there is no need. Graceful and elegant, this is an intellectual, sophisticated Pauillac that will age for an extraordinarily long time. If you can splash the cash, why not?"

"Fabulous aromas of currant, tobacco, mineral and cedar with licorice undertones. Muscular wine with firm yet velvety tannins. Full-bodied, with lots of fruit yet reserved and long. Wonderful balance yet plenty of strength. Extremely well-toned and long." Wine Spectator

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Chateau lafite Rothschild 2005