2005 Château Lafite-Rothschild, 1er Cru Pauillac

It comes as little suprise that Charles Chevalier's team crafted an intense, regal Lafite in this outstanding vintage. Dense in the glass, the restrained aromas hint at blackcurrants seasoned with a little cedar. There is a truly awesome sense of purity too with seamless texture and layer upon layer of creamy fruit - this is not short of either volume or power. The structure and grippy tannins signal the potential for a long-lived wine. Remarkably fine and unusually concentrated, a wine of the vintage.

Pricing
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
Report
1 available
£4,442.40

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    70% Cabernet Sauvignon
    20% Merlot
    5% Cabernet Franc
    5% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Ready 2017 - 2040
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2005 Château Lafite-Rothschild, 1er Cru Pauillac
Château Lafite-Rothschild

Château Lafite is surely one of the most evocative and sought-after names in the fine wine world, coveted for its finesse and ability to age for half a century or more.

The estate is ideally situated on the northern edge of Pauillac an appellation in the Médoc notable for containing two of the four wines classified as First Growths in 1855. Wine has been made here for significantly longer, with records dating back to the 13th century, even Thomas Jefferson stocked his cellars with Château Lafite.

Today, still owned by the Rothschild family. Lafite owns one of the largest parcels of vines in the region – around 107 hectares. The majority is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), followed by Merlot (25%) and then much smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc (3%) and Petit Verdot (2%). Lafite also makes a much-loved second wine, Carruades de Lafite.

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