Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 2010

$1,999.00
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$1,599.00

SKU 01794

750ml

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The legendary, highly sought after Lafite Rothschild estate can trace its history back to medieval times, the etymological origin deriving from , one of the French words for mound. In 1868 the estate was sold to Baron James de Rothschild and it has remained within the banking family ever since. When Baron Eric de Rothschild took the reins in 1974, he involved himself in the daily running of the estate and began a period of vast improvements leading to the Château going from strength to strength over the last four decades. The vineyard is planted to 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot with a vine average of 45 years.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Brand Château Lafite Rothschild
Alcohol/vol 13.32%
  • wa98

Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Lafite Rothschild, a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot (a 3% difference from the barrel sample shown two years ago), achieved relatively high alcohol of 13.32%, according to administrator Charles Chevalier. The wine is very impressive, not as fleshy, flamboyant and massive as the 2009, but nevertheless, a big, rich, full-throttle Lafite-Rothschild meant to age a half century or more. Deep purple, with notes of white chocolate, mocha, cedar and charcoal as well as hints of vanillin and creme de cassis, the wine is full-bodied yet has that ethereal lightness that makes it a Lafite. Rich, with good acidity, precision and freshness, this is a slightly zestier version of the 2009 as well as more restrained and structured than that particular vintage. It will need at least 10-12 years of cellaring and keep for 50+ years.

Robert Parker, February 2013
  • ws97

Wine SpectatorRather tight, with an alluring whiff of cocoa that lures you in before disappearing into the core of steeped plum, roasted fig and blackberry coulis notes. Sandalwood, black tea and loam elements fill in on the long and expansive finish. This seems to be lying in wait for what could be a very long time in the cellar before unfurling fully. Best from 2018 through 2045.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2013
  • we100

Wine EnthusiastAlmost black in color, this stunning wine is gorgeous, rich and dense. It's grand and powerful, with a strong sense of its own importance. The beautiful tannins and the fragrant black currant fruits are palpable. It's a great wine, with huge potential.

Roger Voss, May 1, 2013