Château Lafite Rothschild, 2006

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Château Lafite Rothschild, 2006

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

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£650.00
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£650.00

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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Charles Chevallier Optimum Drinking: 2017-2035 Reviewer Rating: 97 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 101514 Alcohol: 12.5%
Estate Notes

Château Lafite Rothschild is considered the most feminine and seductive of the first growths and under the direction of Baron Eric de Rothschild and management of Charles Cuvelier it has become the more consistent of Bordeaux's first growths. 

Lafite earned its reputation in the late 17th century when Jacques de Segur planted on a commercial scale. Within a century, Lafite had an international following, including Thomas Jefferson whilst serving as Ambassador at the Versailles Court. Baron James de Rothschild bought Lafite in 1868 and, with the exception of WWII, it has been under the control of the Rothschild family since. 

The château is built upon the fine gravel soils and sand of the Haut-Médoc, comprising three major vineyard sites: the hillsides around the château, those adjacent to the Carruades plateau and neighbouring Saint-Estèphe.

Reviews

"The 2006 Lafite seems to have changed little from last year. That Cabernet Sauvignon continues to dominate the nose, less Margaux-like than before with lifted graphite and sous-bois aromas. The palate is in recluse at the moment, the fruit very tightly wound, but certainly beautifully balanced with a precise, slightly austere, masculine finish." Robert Parker