Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru – 2005

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Region

France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Pauillac

Producer

Chateau Lafite Rothschild

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Red Blend

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Vineyard

Chateau Lafite Rothschild

Producer

Chateau Lafite Rothschild

Appellation

Pauillac

Designation

AOP

Classification

Premier Cru

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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2022-2050


Having tasted the 2005 Château Lafite-Rothschild several times both blind and non-blind, it comes across as a First Growth politely requesting more time to "settle". Here, from an ex-château bottle tasted in Bordeaux, it delivers that graphite, pencil-box bouquet that unfurls gradually in the glass, biding its time, graceful but not intense. Parallel to some of its fellow...

...2005s, it is developing a little more spice, namely thyme and sage, than I recall. The palate is medium-bodied and beautifully balanced, to wit, a sophisticated Pauillac that priorities elegance and poise over intensity of fruit-in keeping with Lafite Rothschild's style. You come away with the sense that it will take its time and decline, giving away a great deal in its primacy, even if it is still more approachable than the 2005 Latour for example. Therefore, I would be inclined to set this aside for several more years. Tasted November 2014.


Vinous
Tasted: 05/01/2008
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Author: Stephen Tanzer


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JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 23/02/2017
Drink: 2025-2050


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Profile

Area under vines: 112 hectares
Soils: fine deep gravel, mixed with aeolian sand on a subsoil of tertiary limestone
Average age of the vines: 38 years
Production: 15,000 to 20,000 cases a year
Ageing: 18 to 20 months in 100% new barrels

Grape varieties:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 80 to 95%
  • Merlot 5 to 25%
  • Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot 0 to 5%
Vintage 1961: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage 1994: 99% Cabernet Sauvignon 1% Petit Verdot


Second wine: Carruades de Lafite

Average Annual Production: 20,000 to 30,000 Cases

Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 50-70%
  • Merlot 30-50%
  • Cabernet Franc 0-5%

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Name

Chateau Lafite Rothschild

Address

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, France

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Trade Summary (Bids and Offers)

Case size Tax status bid offer Recent
12x75cl IB £ 6,940 £ 7,350 £ 7,250
3x300cl IB £ 7,200
6x150cl IB £ 6,350 £ 7,000 £ 5,200
6x75cl IB £ 3,470 £ 3,700

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Offer 12x75cl 1 £ 7,350 Buy now
Bid 6x150cl 1 £ 6,350
Bid 12x75cl 3 £ 20,820
Bid 6x75cl 2 £ 6,940
Bid 12x75cl 1 £ 6,934

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