Château Lafite-Rothschild 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

—VINTAGES#: 579524
Château Lafite-Rothschild 2006
One of the fabulous surprises, although I had suggested last year that it could jump in quality, of my tastings, the 2006 Lafite Rothschild is a great, great wine made from a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot. When I tasted it from barrel, it reminded me of their successful 1988, but it is dramatically superior to that vintage. Frankly, it may turn out to be as good as the 2005, which in all of Bordeaux is a far greater vintage than 2006. Lafite's severe selection process (42% made it into the grand vin) resulted in a full-bodied wine boasting an extraordinary perfume of charcoal, truffles, lead pencil shavings, and sensationally sweet, ripe black currant and cedar notes. A wine of extraordinary intensity, texture, and depth with silky tannins as well as awesome concentration, this has turned out to be a remarkable Lafite Rothschild that should be drinkable much earlier than the 2005, but age for three decades. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2035+. Score - 97. (Robert Parker Jr., robertparker.com, Feb. 24, 2009 )
$1,995.00

Product Details

Release Date:
May 3, 2018
750 mL bottle
Alcohol/Vol
12.5%
Made in:
Bordeaux, France
By:
Ulysse Cazabonne
Sweetness Descriptor:
XD - Extra Dry
Style:
Full-bodied & Firm
Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

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