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CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHCHILD 2015 PAUILLAC
Country: France, Bordeaux, Pauillca,
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.

AWARDS
The Wine Advocate: 95/100
Decanter: 18,75/100

The Wine Advocate
 - The 2014 Lafite-Rothschild, tasted with head winemaker Eric Kohler, has retained that very opulent and outgoing bouquet that dare I say actually reminded me of Mouton-Rothschild. There are layers of blackberry and boysenberry fruit, still that hint of juniper berry, certainly a more extrovert Lafite-Rothschild compared to recent vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, very focused and quite linear, again with plenty of black fruit laced with cedar and tobacco. It begins to clam up towards the saline finish, suggesting that it will need several years in bottle, but I still have high expectations for this First Growth once afforded several years in bottle.
Neal Martin - 31/03/2017

Food Pairing:
Beef and Venison
Product Id: 0232

BOTTLE

€975,00
Available Stock: 12 items
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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.