2017 Château Lafite-Rothschild, 1er Cru Pauillac

There's a classic Cabernet nose of liquorice, cassis and dark stones, with a fresh lift of green pepper and red fruit. It's silky on the palate with fine tannins, elegant and energetic over the long finish.

Critic score
97.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
Report
6 available
£476.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    96% Cabernet Sauvignon
    3.5% Merlot
    0.5% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2040
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2017 Château Lafite-Rothschild, 1er Cru Pauillac

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.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2018)
(97—98)/100

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