Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru – 1996

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  •  France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Pauillac

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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

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2020-2050


The 1996 Lafite-Rothschild was remarkably deep in color considering that it is now 20 years in age. The bouquet is classic Pauillac with pencil shavings and sous-bois infusing the black fruit, masculine and a little aloof, yet focused and very well delineated. The palate is very well balanced with crisp blackberry and boysenberry fruit, spicier than I recollect, a crescendo of...

...flavors so that it seems understated at first but fans out with a sense of confidence towards the finish. I think this still has more to give so cellar it away for another 5-8 years if you can, but otherwise this is an exemplary Lafite-Rothschild that I can envisage getting better and better in bottle, if not quite as enthralling as either Mouton-Rothschild or Château Margaux. Tasted July 2016.


Vinous
Tasted: 07/01/2002
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Author: Stephen Tanzer


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JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 17/02/2011
Drink: 2020-2050


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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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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 DP £ 7,350
12x75cl IB £ 8,500 £ 8,828
6x75cl DP £ 4,375
6x75cl IB £ 4,550 £ 4,900

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Bid 6x75cl 1 £ 4,550
Bid 6x75cl 1 £ 4,500
Bid 12x75cl 1 £ 8,500
Bid 6x75cl 1 £ 4,245
Bid 6x75cl 2 £ 8,500

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