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2008 Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA98
  • WE97
  • JS95
  • ST93
  • JR93
  • WS92

Reviews

WA98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
A candidate for the -wine of the vintage- the 2008 should have been purchased before it began to soar in value because of the significance of the number 8 in the Chinese culture (denoting good luck). Representing 40% of... A candidate for the -wine of the vintage- the 2008 should have been purchased before it began to soar in value because of the significance of the number 8 in the Chinese culture (denoting good luck). Representing 40% of the production this blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon 13% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc offers aromas of high quality unsmoked cigar tobacco lead pencil shavings creme de cassis earth cedar and asphalt. Full rich and stunningly concentrated I doubt it is inferior to the 2010 just more classic as well as slightly more forward and a degree weaker in alcoholic potency (12.5% versus 13.5%). The 2008 should be relatively drinkable in 6-10 years as it is already showing remarkable complexity and breed and will last for 30-35 years...at the minimum.
WE97
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
Elegance in a glass this is very upright in structure with enticing acidity and black berry fruits. It has weight as well as richness. No question about the aging potential of this superb wine. R.V.
JS95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
Minerals, tar and sous bois with dark fruit. Sweet tobacco. Black licorice. Full and chewy with lots of fruit but very reserved. So much mineral and sweet tobacco. It is all there. Give it four to five years of bottle age... Minerals, tar and sous bois with dark fruit. Sweet tobacco. Black licorice. Full and chewy with lots of fruit but very reserved. So much mineral and sweet tobacco. It is all there. Give it four to five years of bottle age before beginning to explore the wine.
ST93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Full ruby-red with a purple tinge. Crushed cassis, blackberry, violet, cedar and graphite on the very fresh, complex nose. Juicy, spicy and penetrating, with lovely harmonious acids providing great clarity and cut to the... Full ruby-red with a purple tinge. Crushed cassis, blackberry, violet, cedar and graphite on the very fresh, complex nose. Juicy, spicy and penetrating, with lovely harmonious acids providing great clarity and cut to the black fruit and graphite flavors. Still youthfully closed and very mineral. Finishes pure and extremely long, with very fine tannins. This may yet turn out to be the wine of the vintage, but it will require patience. 93+
JR93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
Blackish crimson. Well-mannered nose with lots of subtlety and a hint of well-polished leather. Very juicy with lots of palate impact but still very unresolved with more than a hint of acidity. Rather exotic and spicy... Blackish crimson. Well-mannered nose with lots of subtlety and a hint of well-polished leather. Very juicy with lots of palate impact but still very unresolved with more than a hint of acidity. Rather exotic and spicy with glamorously managed tannins. Marked freshness. Very 2008! Finishes very cool – nothing at all sweet and rich about this. 18/20
WS92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Supple and harmonious already with inviting almost plush blackberry plum and fig fruit notes carried by fine-grained lightly cedary structure. Black tea and sandalwood flash on the finish. Poised now but has the stuffing... Supple and harmonious already with inviting almost plush blackberry plum and fig fruit notes carried by fine-grained lightly cedary structure. Black tea and sandalwood flash on the finish. Poised now but has the stuffing for more time in bottle. Drink now through 2020. -JM