Chateau Lafite 2015

Chateau Lafite 2015

Retail Price (inc. GST) (750ml)

Per Bottle: $1425.04

Wine Profile

96+ Robert Parker Wine Advocate+

The deep garnet-purple shaded 2015 Lafite Rothschild is blended of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot and was matured for 20 months in new oak barrels from Tonnellerie des Domaines (their own cooperage). It is still sporting a lot of cedar at this nascent stage with a vibrant core of black raspberries, red currants and crushed plums plus touches of cigar boxes, violets and underbrush with a waft of tilled loam. Medium-bodied and elegantly styled with wonderful freshness and depth, it is compellingly earthy/minerally in the mouth with a frame of seductively silky yet very firm tannins and culminating in a very long, racy and pure finish. Boasting spectacular finesse and packed with nuances, clearly, given some of the challenges here in 2015, this is a masterpiece of diligence in the vineyards, careful selection and very clever crafting—bravo!

Drinking Window: 2024 - 2045

Reviewer Name: Lisa Perrotti-Brown

External Link: www.robertparker.com

External Id: https://www.robertparker.com/articles/FH27snJ7rxyniWqTY

99 James Suckling+
94 Vinous+
15.0 Publication 2+
Aroma Notes-
Ch. Lafite is the embodiment of elegance and finesse. Subtle aromas of redcurrant and cassis play on the nose. It is deep and rich on the palate. Nevertheless, there is an incredible, lacy freshness to the wine. Fine, svelte tannins and a ribbon of shallow acidity knit the glass together. The wine is long, as you would expect, with a cashmere f...
  • Year 2015 | 1998
  • Colour Red
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux, Pauillac
  • Type Wine
  • Classification Premier Grand Cru Classe
  • Appellation Pauillac Controlee
  • Grapes/Blend Bordeaux Blend
  • Country France
  • Bottle Size 750
  • LWIN 1382206

Chateau Lafite Rothschild

The vineyard includes three large areas: the hills around the Château, the Carruades plateau contiguous to the west and a 4.5 ha plot in the neighbouring town of Saint-Estèphe. The surface is 112 ha, they are fine gravel, deep, mixed with aeolian sands on a tertiary limestone subsoil, well drained and well exposed.The grape varieties are Cabernet S...

  • Lamb
  • Chicken
  • Pasta
  • Venison
  • Beef
  • Cedar
  • Tobacco
  • Earthy
  • Cassis

The Grape/Blend

Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend

The Producer

Chateau Lafite Rothschild

The vineyard includes three large areas: the hills around the Château, the Carruades plateau contiguous to the west and a 4.5 ha plot in the neighbouring town of Saint-Estèphe. The surface is 112 ha, they are fine gravel, deep, mixed with aeolian sands on a tertiary limestone subsoil, well drained and well exposed.The grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Merlot (25%), Cabernet Franc (3%) and Petit Verdot (2%).The average age of the vines is 39 years, but you should know that vines less than 10 years old do not fit into the great wine, which means that the age of the vines giving the g...


The Region

Bordeaux, Pauillac

Bordeaux, Pauillac is on the west bank of the Gironde, generally known as the "Left Bank". St-Julian is to the south. A stream called Ruisseau de Juillac marks part of the boundary between the two communes; other parts are marked by a stone wall and a country lane. To the north, across the Jalle du Breuil, lies St Estephe. Pauillac is bounded on the west by the parish of St Sauver and the Landes forest. All three communes lie within the Haut-Medoc. The town of Pauillac is the largest in the Médoc, with a population of over 5000. Pauillac is somewhat more elevated than the surrounding area, ris...


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