Château Lafite Rothschild 2004
Single bottle price: £900.00
Mix any 6 bottles price: £855.00
Mix any 12 bottles price: £810.00
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Only 39% of production was used for the Grand Vin and with a whopping 90.5% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend (the balance being 9% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot) the 2004 Lafite needed little introduction. This wine has one of the most exciting noses - intense, spicy, pure cassis and a generous helping of creamy vanilla. The palate is just as exciting, exhibiting terrific concentration and a hint of warm new oak which leads to an intense, linear core of lively blackcurrants and layers of intriguing minerality. The Cabernet was very evident on the finish with the variety's characteristically firm tannins taking over at the end, making this one for the long term.
90.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot & 0.5% Petit Verdot
Just a single bottle available. Outstanding provenance (with documentation if required) - this wine is ex-cellars and is stored off-site in ideal cellar conditions. Second image pictured is of actual bottle.
Yes, there is power to this wine. But more than that, it exudes authority; a dense and solid wine with an impressive presence and texture. It has a velvet mouthfeel: the tannins are dusty and mineral, alongside fruit flavors of ripe black plums and dark figs, leavened with fresh acidity. The potential, of course, is there: 20 years if you can wait. 96/100
Robert Parker: This beautiful, stunningly dense purple-colored effort (includes about 90% Cabernet Sauvignon) offers up precise notes of graphite, black cherries, cassis, scorched earth, and minerals. Medium to full-bodied with fabulous fruit, impressive richness, refreshing acidity, and sweet tannin, this beauty should be approachable in 4-5 years, and last for three decades. As Lafite Rothschilds go, this is somewhat of a sleeper vintage. 95/100
ABV - 12.5%
VOL - 750ml
|Wine Style:||Dry & Serious Reds|