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2004 Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE96
  • WA95
  • W&S95
  • WS93
  • ST93
  • JR93

Reviews

WE96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
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... 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.
WA95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
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... 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. Also tasted: 2004 Carruades de Lafite (88)
W&S95
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, January 2013
The most aristocratic of the Pauillac premier crus in this vintage, Lafite captures the pure black-currant flavor of fine cabernet sauvignon. Though oak blocks the aroma for now, a river of fruit runs through the taste... The most aristocratic of the Pauillac premier crus in this vintage, Lafite captures the pure black-currant flavor of fine cabernet sauvignon. Though oak blocks the aroma for now, a river of fruit runs through the taste into a long, expansive finish. The wine is layered and palate coating, its luscious fruit tamed by firm, mineral tannin. Elegant.
WS93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Intense aromas of currant coffee toasty oak and sweet tobacco follow through to a full-bodied palate with velvety tannins great mouthfeel and a long finish. A refined Lafite. Best after 2012. 22080 cases made. –JS
ST93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
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... 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.
JR93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
Deep garnet. Marked and attractive herbaceous freshness on the nose. Even a touch of capsicum. Very little tertiary character showing. Similar on the palate, really quite cedary and herbaceous – not unripe but... Deep garnet. Marked and attractive herbaceous freshness on the nose. Even a touch of capsicum. Very little tertiary character showing. Similar on the palate, really quite cedary and herbaceous – not unripe but quite the opposite of super-ripe. But all this adds up to great freshness, tannins that are fine and dry, and a long, dry yet rather gentle persistence. 18/20 (JH)

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