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2011 Chateau Lafite Rothschild

BordeauxRedHighly RecommendInternationalNew ArrivalsPrivate Cellar

$ 1895.00$ 1500.00 AUD

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A beautiful and age worthy first growth from a cooler vintage, made from a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot with an alcohol level of 12.6%.***Minor scuffing on label (as per picture)***

Region - Bordeaux

Type - Red

Year - 2011

Winery - Bordeaux

Grape - Bordeaux Blend

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

Developing into classical Lafite - meaning the frame comes from fine tannins, and the overall impression is of subtle complexity, still extremely young but with energy and lift. A gentle cedar smoke and liquorice edging becomes clear as it opens up, and the black fruits are savoury.

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Earthy and Savoury, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Something Special

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Dark Berries, Plum, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Meaty, Minerality, Oak, Spices

Body type

medium

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

Expert review

It has wonderful purity on the nose with blackberry, cassis, raspberry, a touch of graphite and an attractive floral note. It is feminine and beguiling. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins on the entry, crisp acidity, very harmonious and alluring with blackberry, raspberry and a saline touch towards the long caressing finish. It is a more sensual Lafite that I was expecting, with great persistency and poise.

Wine Advocate

The Grape

Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blends are made up of a combination of traditional grapes found in the region of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc are the dominant varieties used in these blends, but you'll also find Petit Verdot, Malbec, Carménère and other supporting grapes. The firm, structured and tannic Left Bank Bordeaux reds are typically Cabernet Sauvignon dominant, whereas the more juicy, lush and approachable Right Bank Bordeaux reds have Merlot as their primary grape. These wines are some of the world's greatest expressions and have been made to last decades!

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