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2006 Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE96
  • ST95
  • WA94
  • WS94
  • W&S94
  • MS93

Reviews

WE96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
As so often with Lafite it is power that marks this wine. That and density of texture. The additional element in this vintage and at this stage of the wine's development is a dominant wood element. The vanilla and... As so often with Lafite it is power that marks this wine. That and density of texture. The additional element in this vintage and at this stage of the wine's development is a dominant wood element. The vanilla and tannins from the wood match well with the concentrated tannins of the fruit which is dark dense and tight. This is a wine for long-term aging: in 15 years this will have superb richness.
ST95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
($750) Good full ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of cassis graphite and cedar chips lifted by peppery and floral high notes. Densely packed and superconcentrated but light on its feet with compelling flavors of spicy berries... ($750) Good full ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of cassis graphite and cedar chips lifted by peppery and floral high notes. Densely packed and superconcentrated but light on its feet with compelling flavors of spicy berries and minerals. The very long slow-building finish stains the palate with flavor. Very backward but not austere; and unlike some recent vintages of Lafite which could appear deceptively light in the early going this showcases its density and ripeness from the outset. I have the impression that most of the less-ripe fruit was declassified into the far lighter Carruades de Lafite (87) which shows a distinctly cool style for the year.
WA94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
Lafite's Merlot harvest occurred between September 15-22 and the Cabernet Sauvignon from September 27 until the end of the first week of October. Only 42% of the production made it into the grand vin (a blend of 82%... Lafite's Merlot harvest occurred between September 15-22 and the Cabernet Sauvignon from September 27 until the end of the first week of October. Only 42% of the production made it into the grand vin (a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon 16% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot). The 2006 is a tannic restrained effort that brings to mind the 1988. A deep ruby/purple color is followed by sweet aromas of graphite creme de cassis spice and subtle wood. Medium-bodied and richly fruity with decent acidity and a long finish it will require 8-10 years of cellaring and should keep for 4-5 decades.
WS94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Racy and long with beautiful blackberry and light coffee character and a licorice undertone. Full and racy with a long long finish. Structured and powerful yet builds on the palate. Close to 95-100. -J.S.
W&S94
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, January 2013
In tasting this wine over the course of several days it transforms from the overt richness of puppy fat and new oak to a more supple enigma. The pure clean fruit flavors of blueberry jam turn earthier while the oak... In tasting this wine over the course of several days it transforms from the overt richness of puppy fat and new oak to a more supple enigma. The pure clean fruit flavors of blueberry jam turn earthier while the oak becomes more of a veil. This Lafite will require 20 years or more to begin to show its character and it should reward those with the patience to wait.
MS93
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, January 2013
<b>Our visit</b> <object width="320" height="240"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/-MFgqwiQIXw"> </param> <embed... <b>Our visit</b> <object width="320" height="240"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/-MFgqwiQIXw"> </param> <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/-MFgqwiQIXw" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="320" height="240"> </embed> </object> <b>My notes:</b> Dark bright core surrounded by a pink rim edged with violet hints. Smokey earth lead the aromas above lighter red and black fruits: cherry cassis blackberry. There is a light note of fresh anise on the nose as well. The wine enters the palate with sweet fruit flavors and the fruit builds to a much greater intensity than the aromas suggested at first. The tannins build well but remain somewhat subdued. Some spicy black licorice notes on the finish. 82% Cabernet Sauvignon 16% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc.

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