2005 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac

$1,399.95 $1,500.00 (-7%)
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There is only one Lafite, the paragon of grace in all of Bordeaux. Vinous loved its "Knockout nose combining black- and redcurrant, minerals, graphite, licorice and lavender. Wonderfully suave and seamless, but with great purity and precision of flavor and terrific inner-palate perfume and lift. This dances over every square millimeter of the palate…Finishes with substantial dusty tannins and a whiplash of minerally perfume." Put this one away and forget about it until 2025. 

PRE-SALE ITEM: Wine ships February 2021

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Charles Chevallier
Vintage:
2005
Aging:
18 to 20 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Total Varietal Composition %:
89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Merlot
SKU #:
1033441
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS100

James Suckling

An incredible nose, so subtle with red fruits, mint, minerals, and all sorts of flowers give way to Cohiba cigar tobacco. The palate has such freshness and density, with perfectly polished tannins. Slightly leathery, like a wonderful Hermes bag. What a wine, please leave this for another ten years. Pull the cork in 2020. 10% Merlot. Find the wine

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Wine Enthusiast

Initially dense, almost black enough to be attacked with a knife. But then it becomes apparent that this is a beautifully integrated, balanced wine, bringing together power, with the hallmark Lafite style and poise. In the end, you have a wine that promises an impressive aging potential along with delicious black currant fruits, acidity and a layer of striking tannins.