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Lafite Rothschild 2018, 0.75L

Region: Pauillac, Bordeaux France
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc / Merlot / Petit Verdot
Score: 98-100WA
Review: "The 2018 Lafite Rothschild is blended of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8.5% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot and has 13.3% alcohol. The Merlot was harvested September 17-24, the Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested September 25 to October 5, and the Cabernet Franc was harvested on September 24. It has a deep purple-black color and then WOW—what a nose. It comes sashaying out of the glass with bags of grace and perfume, revealing notions of lilacs, red roses, fragrant soil, cinnamon stick and Morello cherries with a core of blackcurrant cordial, fresh black plums, redcurrant jelly and tapenade plus a waft of iron ore. Medium-bodied, the palate has wonderful, tightly wound layers of black, red and blue fruits intermingled with floral, earth and mineral notions and a rock-solid frame of the most finely pixelated tannins you can possibly imagine. Anyone who wants to see what I mean when I babble about the Lafite tannins needs to try this benchmark. The finish goes on, and on, and on. If this wine doesn’t get Bordeaux lovers hearts' racing, nothing will."

Staff Notes:

Wine Advocate: 98-100

James Suckling: 99-100

Jeff Leve: 98-100

Decanter: 98-100

Jeb Dunnuck: 96-98

Wine Enthusiast: 96-98

Antonio Galloni: 93-96

[Bordeaux Future: Earliest Anticipated Arrival, Fall 2021.]

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