2020 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac

$709.00
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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NOTE: This is a Futures Pre-Arrival offer; payment for all Bordeaux Futures due upon order; wines will arrive in Fall 2023.  

The latest Lafite-Rothschild promises perfection. James Suckling calls it “ethereal and so refined with finesse, focus and brightness that provides incredible energy and pedigree.” Pedigree is right – this is always a solid investment and a reliable winner in the field, but when it comes to the 2020, Jeb Dunnuck sees something extraordinary: “It’s going to be just about immortal.” We know you want them all, but we have to limit you to 6 bottles per customer.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2020
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pauillac
SKU #:
1046459
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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James Suckling

Rather ethereal and so refined with finesse, focus and brightness that provides incredible energy and pedigree. It’s full-bodied with ultra fine tannins that go on and on. Superb presence with tannins that melt into the wine. This is 12.8%. I love the wine. Lots of dark fruit and fresh tobacco. Lead pencil, too. 92% cabernet sauvignon, 7% merlot and 1% petit verdot.

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Jeb Dunnuck

The 2020 Château Lafite-Rothschild checks in as 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot brought up in roughly 90% or more of new French oak. It's a deep, inky-hued Lafite boasting incredible notes of crème de cassis, lead pencil shavings, graphite, crushed stone, and gravelly earth-like minerality. Full-bodied and beautifully balanced, with terrific purity of fruit, it has ripe tannins, a layered, seamless mouthfeel, and a great, great finish. It should surpass the 2015 and 2017 and be in the same realm as the 2018 and 2019. Despite its richness and depth, it hit just 12.8% alcohol, with an IPT of 72 and a pH of 3.5. It’s going to be just about immortal.