$ 1895.00$ 1500.00 AUD
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
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.
Captivating and Complex, Earthy and Savoury, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Something Special
Cherries, Dark Berries, Plum, Red Berries
Earth, Florals, Meaty, Minerality, Oak, Spices
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.
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!