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CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2011
Country: France, Bordeaux, Pauillac
Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
As early as 1815, broker Guillaume Lawton said of Château Lafite: "I classified it as having the most elegance and delicacy and the finest sap of the three (Premiers Crus). The position of its vines is one of the most beautiful in the Médoc ”. In 1855, the Château was consecrated 1er Grand Cru on the occasion of the famous Classification drawn up during the Universal Exhibition.

Duration of aging in oak barrels 18 to 20 months including 100% new barrels.

AWRDS

Robert Parker: 90-93/100

Parker - A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot (harvested between September 3-21), the 2011 Lafite Rothschild came in at 12.6% natural alcohol (considerably lower than in 2010 and 2009). Exhibiting a deep ruby/purple color, lots of crushed rock, red and black currant, forest floor and underbrush characteristics, moderate tannin and medium body, it is built somewhat along the lines of the 1999 and 2001. It should be a 20- to 25-year wine, but it is not at the level of the 2008, 2009 and 2010. Fresh acids give the wine a somewhat more clipped feeling than most great Lafites have exhibited. Nevertheless, there is a lot of freshness and vibrancy to this vintage.
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - April 2012

Food Pairing:
Beef and Venison
Product Id: 0150

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The Grape
Cab.Sauvignon Blend
Cabernet Sauvignon lends itself particularly well in blends with Merlot. This is actually the archetypal Bordeaux blend, though in different proportions in the sub-regions and sometimes topped up with Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.

In the Médoc and Graves the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend can range from 95% to as low as 40%. It is particularly suited to the dry, warm, free- draining, gravel-rich soils and is responsible for the redolent cassis characteristics as well as the depth of colour, tannic structure and pronounced acidity of Médoc wines. However 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines can be slightly hollow-tasting in the middle palate and Merlot with its generous, fleshy fruit flavours acts as a perfect foil by filling in this cavity.

In St-Emilion and Pomerol, the blends are Merlot dominated as Cabernet Sauvignon can struggle to ripen there - when it is included, it adds structure and body to the wine. Sassicaia is the most famous Bordeaux blend in Italy and has spawned many imitations, whereby the blend is now firmly established in the New World and particularly in California and Australia.