2005 Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WS 98
  • NM 98
  • IWC 97
  • WA 95

Reviews for 2005 Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Delivers blackberry dried porcini tobacco and licorice aromas. Full-bodied with layers of velvety tannins and loads of dark chocolate cigar box currant berry and mineral. The finish is long with a coffee almost meaty... Delivers blackberry dried porcini tobacco and licorice aromas. Full-bodied with layers of velvety tannins and loads of dark chocolate cigar box currant berry and mineral. The finish is long with a coffee almost meaty aftertaste. Very beautiful and balanced. Best after 2013. -JS
NM 98
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015
The Château Lafite-Rothschild 2005 has that telltale pencil-shaving bouquet that is wonderfully defined with red berry fruit moving gracefully towards secondary notes of mint, Seville orange marmalade and leather. The... The Château Lafite-Rothschild 2005 has that telltale pencil-shaving bouquet that is wonderfully defined with red berry fruit moving gracefully towards secondary notes of mint, Seville orange marmalade and leather. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, utterly graceful in the mouth, classic in style with a gradual build towards the pencil-lead finish that contains enormous persistence. This is not a powerful Lafite-Rothschild – there is no need. Graceful and elegant, this is an intellectual, sophisticated Pauillac that will age for an extraordinarily long time. If you can splash the cash, why not?
IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
Bright medium ruby. Knockout nose combines black- and redcurrant minerals graphite licorice and lavender. Wonderfully suave and seamless but with great purity and precision of flavor and terrific inner-palate perfume and... Bright medium ruby. Knockout nose combines black- and redcurrant minerals graphite licorice and lavender. Wonderfully suave and seamless but with great purity and precision of flavor and terrific inner-palate perfume and lift. This dances over every square millimeter of the palate. Almost painfully young today with an impression of fresh acidity serving to intensify the wine's flavors. About as austere a wine as I tasted from this vintage in April and yet it's not hard. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins and a whiplash of minerally perfume. I'd forget about this one for about 15 years.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
Beautiful, elegant red, blue and black fruits (89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Merlot) as well as some graphite and spice notes jump from the glass of the 2005 Lafite Rothschild. Medium-bodied, with superb purity and... Beautiful, elegant red, blue and black fruits (89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Merlot) as well as some graphite and spice notes jump from the glass of the 2005 Lafite Rothschild. Medium-bodied, with superb purity and texture, this is not a blockbuster by any means, but a meticulously made, lovely-textured Pauillac. Long and pure, this wine should drink well for 25-30 years. There is no danger in pulling the cork on it today. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
JJB 94
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, April 2006
10.7% Merlot 88.8% Cabernet Sauvignon 0.5% Petit Verdot. Somewhat thin purple color. Surprisingly little going on in the nose: sweet red fruit over graphite. Much better on the palate. Well integrated tannins. Blueberry... 10.7% Merlot 88.8% Cabernet Sauvignon 0.5% Petit Verdot. Somewhat thin purple color. Surprisingly little going on in the nose: sweet red fruit over graphite. Much better on the palate. Well integrated tannins. Blueberry raspberry and dusty chocolate. Cherries on the finish with light graphite and metallic edges.