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2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild

BordeauxRedHighly RecommendInternationalPrivate Cellar

$ 2095.00 AUD

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One of the worlds greatest wines. This is arguably the most sought after of the 5 first growths and demands as hefty price tag that is worthy of the wine itself.

Region - Bordeaux

Type - Red

Year - 2014

Winery - Bordeaux

Grape - Bordeaux Blend

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

Aromas of stones, oyster shell, blackcurrants and mushrooms are very intense. Full-bodied, dense and powerful with lots of blackberries. Great finish. Super energy and depth.

Wine descriptors

Big and Rich, Captivating and Complex, Earthy and Savoury, For the Cellar, Something Special

Fruit aromas & flavour

Dark Berries, Plum

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Minerality, Oak, Spices

Body type

full

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

Expert review

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.

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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