Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru – 2010

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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

Advice

Improving

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: 01/02/2013
Drink: 2023-2073


The 2010 Lafite Rothschild, a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot (a 3% difference from the barrel sample shown two years ago), achieved relatively high alcohol of 13.32%, according to administrator Charles Chevalier. The wine is very impressive, not as fleshy, flamboyant and massive as the 2009, but nevertheless, a big, rich, full-throttle Lafite-Rothschild meant...

...to age a half century or more. Deep purple, with notes of white chocolate, mocha, cedar and charcoal as well as hints of vanillin and creme de cassis, the wine is full-bodied yet has that ethereal lightness that makes it a Lafite. Rich, with good acidity, precision and freshness, this is a slightly zestier version of the 2009 as well as more restrained and structured than that particular vintage. It will need at least 10-12 years of cellaring and keep for 50+ years.


Vinous
Tasted: 07/01/2013
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Author: Stephen Tanzer


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Tasted: 07/04/2011
Drink: 2025-2050


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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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Name

Chateau Lafite Rothschild

Address

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, France

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Case size Tax status bid offer Recent
12x75cl IB £ 6,800 £ 7,010
3x75cl IB £ 1,705
6x75cl IB £ 3,405 £ 3,550 £ 3,500

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Bid 6x75cl 1 £ 3,400
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Bid 12x75cl 2 £ 13,400
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