2009 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 1x3L


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Rating: Robert Parker 95Vinous 96+

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Robert Parker 95

Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. Unfortunately we were afforded just one bottle of the Lafite ’09, which is a pity because I (and many others) would have wished to re-taste it. This has a lifted bouquet with blackberry, sous-bois and a touch of dried herbs. Good fruit concentration here, Graves-like, complex with peripheral marmalade aromas emerging with time. The palate is full-bodied with succulent ripe tannins, slightly lower acidity, smooth and harmonious with a luscious, almost texturally honeyed finish. To be honest, I was expecting a little more from the 2009 and I hope that more breeding and terroir expression will seep through with time. Tasted January 2013. [Neal Martin, 01/01/2013]

Vinous 96+

Deep ruby-red. Classic Lafite aromas of cassis, cedar and graphite are lifted by a fragrant violet note. Then pure and vibrant on the palate, with seamless flavors of blackcurrant, blackberry, cedar, iron and flint. The very smooth tannins provide plenty of support to the fruit flavors, while the wine’s harmonious acidity really draws out the finish. This outstanding Lafite is all about grace–in contrast to Latour’s power. [Stephen Tanzer, 01/07/2012]


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