Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru – 2008

  • Ready 2016 - 2035
  •  95/100
  •  France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Pauillac

Wine Information

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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Vinous
Tasted: 02/01/2018
Drink: 2018-2032
Author: Neal Martin


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/05/2011
Drink: 2017-2052


A candidate for the -wine of the vintage,- the 2008 should have been purchased before it began to soar in value because of the significance of the number 8 in the Chinese culture (denoting good luck). Representing 40% of the production, this blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc offers aromas of high quality unsmoked cigar tobacco, lead pencil...

...shavings, creme de cassis, earth, cedar and asphalt. Full, rich and stunningly concentrated, I doubt it is inferior to the 2010, just more classic as well as slightly more forward and a degree weaker in alcoholic potency (12.5% versus 13.5%). The 2008 should be relatively drinkable in 6-10 years as it is already showing remarkable complexity and breed, and will last for 30-35 years...at the minimum.


JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 19/01/2012
Drink: 2018-2032


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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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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 £ 6,720 £ 7,100 £ 6,900
2x75cl IB £ 800
3x75cl DP £ 1,680 £ 1,860 £ 1,550
3x75cl IB £ 1,690 £ 1,716
6x75cl IB £ 3,500

All offers, bids and your wine

Description Case Qty Total Action
Offer 12x75cl 1 £ 7,100 Buy now
Offer 3x75cl 1 £ 1,860 Buy now
Bid 12x75cl 1 £ 6,720
Bid 12x75cl 1 £ 6,563
Bid 3x75cl 2 £ 3,380
Bid 3x75cl 1 £ 1,680
Bid 12x75cl 1 £ 6,500

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