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2004 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 1x3L

JR18.0RP95VM93

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SKU: LXSIB101187220040103000 Categories: , , ,
Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Robert Parker – 95

The 2004 Lafite-Rothschild appears to be another late-bloomer in the sense that this 12-year-old bottle is the best I have tasted, implying an upward swing in quality. It has a wondrous bouquet, very sensual and pure with blackberry, graphite and cedar – all the hallmarks of Pauillac, delivered with great panache. It is more opulent than I recall. The palate is medium-bodied with silky tannins, pitch-perfect acidity and a beautiful structure. There is a regal sense to this Lafite, understated compared to the other First Growths and yet the persistence on the finish deserves a round of applause, especially in the context of the vintage. This is superb and could possibly turn out to be the pick of the Firsts. Tasted September 2016. [Neal Martin, 28/09/2017]

Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050

Vinous – 93

Medium ruby-red. Scented nose offers plum, mocha, licorice, graphite, flowers and tobacco. Suave, silky and fine-grained, with lovely inner-mouth aromatic character and energy. Perfumed flavors of redcurrant, minerals and cedar. Finishes very long and firm, with terrific grip for this mostly gentle vintage. [Stephen Tanzer, 05/01/2007]

JancisRobinson.com – 18.0

[CS 90.5%, M 9%, PV 0.5%. Picking here was over by 14 oct, considerably earlier than at, say, Latour and Margaux.] Excellent depth of purplish crimson. Something quite sweetly aromatic on the nose – violets? vanilla? Rather more solid than I would have expected from Lafite in a year like this. Definitely earth-bound. Very solid, and lower in acidity than I would expect. While, unlike Mouton, it’s obviously Pauillac, it’s less obviously Lafite than in some other years. Very dry finish. Very correct but reticent. [07/04/2005]

Anticipated maturity: 2025-2038

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