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2008 Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac, 1er cru classé

Earliest anticipated arrival date is May 2018; ex-château; recent library release help

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$1,089.00 per Bottle


3 Bottles




"Supple and harmonious already, with inviting, almost plush blackberry, plum and fig fruit notes carried by fine-grained, lightly cedary structure. Black tea and sandalwood flash on the finish. Poised now, but has the stuffing for more time in bottle. Drink now through 2020." Wine Spectator
(WS, 04/30/2011)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2011-2020

"The 2008 Lafite-Rothschild, sporting the Chinese "8" character on the bottle, has a very classic, quite austere bouquet with blackberry, cedar and pencil lead, a little more red fruit than I remember from previous bottles. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannin, modest dusty black fruit laced with graphite, although I would be seeking more flesh and body on the finish that tapers too rapidly for me. This Lafite-Rothschild was one of the most impressive wines out of barrel and in the first years but I feel it is now being overtaken by other First Growths. Head winemaker Eric Kohler is making better wines these days." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(AG, 02/01/2018)

Rating: 92?
Drink from: 2018-2032

"Tasted blind. Round, easy and charming on the nose. Dry end on the palate. Correct but not very fruity. Bit dry. Herbs, Chartreuse scents." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 03/21/2018)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2018-2038

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