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2017 Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac, 1er cru classé
(OWC)

This is a Bordeaux future; earliest anticipated arrival is Fall 2020 help
 
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PRICE:
$3,594.00 per 6 Bottles (750ml) (owc)

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
21 groups

 

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TASTING NOTES

"This is very tight and tannic with lots of blackcurrant and sweet-tobacco character. Firm and powerful tannin texture sets this up for a long and chewy finish, yet it remains very compact and polished. It's a wine that possesses all the hallmarks of Lafite — everything from flavors to structure." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/05/2018)

Rating: 97-98


"The 2017 Lafite-Rothschild had been blended in mid-March, a couple of weeks prior to my visit, therefore it was important to let this settle and aerate. Moreover, I returned on my final day in Bordeaux mid-April for a second reading. It feels very aloof at first, even a little green, although that ebbs away with time in the glass to reveal pure blackberry and bilberry fruit, touches of brine, cedar and graphite. Patience discloses a really quite sublime array of aromas. The palate is where all the action is: filigree tannin, very well judged acidity, harmonious and poised with a silky smooth finish that glides across the mouth. It does not possess enormous length but it is very precise and, for want of a better, less clichéd word, classic from start to finish. Tasted twice with consistent notes." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 05/01/2018)

Rating: 95-97
Drink from: 2023-2050


"The 2017 Lafite-Rothschild is gorgeous. Silky, nuanced and polished, the 2017 captures all the finesse that makes Lafite such a vaunted property. Even in this unusual vintage, Lafite retains its super classic flavor profile, shape and personality. And that is one of the signatures of truly great sites. Like many of his colleagues, Technical Director Eric Kolher opted for gentle extractions and incorporated a relatively high amount of press wine (16%) into the blend. Those are merely details, though, because the 2017 Lafite is stellar. It also has the potential to be the most complete of the First Growths." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/03/2018)

Rating: 94-97


"Inky crimson. Dark, savoury black fruit, a little understated in aroma. On the palate, could do with just a little more flesh. It's balanced and not overdone on the tannins but not the standout first growth this year. Elegant but rather underwhelming, perhaps lacking the sweetness and mid-palate depth of Merlot. Tannins very fine. Fresh and really quite soft, textural finesse but rather understated fruit. Savoury graphite finish." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/12/2018)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2027-2040


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