2010 Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 100
  • JS 99
  • WA 98
  • WS 97
  • NM 97
  • IWC 96
  • JR 93

Reviews for 2010 Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

WE 100
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2013
Almost 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... Almost 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.
JS 99
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 2013
This is shy and not giving its all at the moment. Yet it is full and intense with a tightly intertwined tannic and fruit structure. Ethereal blackberry, currant, cedar, and nutty flavors. Dried flowers too. Cedar jewel... This is shy and not giving its all at the moment. Yet it is full and intense with a tightly intertwined tannic and fruit structure. Ethereal blackberry, currant, cedar, and nutty flavors. Dried flowers too. Cedar jewel box smell comes out with time. Great finish. So, so long and harmonious. Try in 2018.
WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
The 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... The 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 M. Parker, Jr.
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Rather 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... Rather 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. – JM
NM 97
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2014
The Lafite-Rothschild 2010 has a more exotic but no less compelling bouquet compared to its peers, with scents of macerated red cherries, creme de cassis, crushed violets and cedar wood. It has wonderful definition and... The Lafite-Rothschild 2010 has a more exotic but no less compelling bouquet compared to its peers, with scents of macerated red cherries, creme de cassis, crushed violets and cedar wood. It has wonderful definition and generosity, though blind I was erring towards Mouton rather than Lafite! The palate is medium-bodied with a sensual, caressing entry that just flows across the mouth. There is good extraction here, not over-extraction with a vivacious finish: white pepper sprinkled over red and black fruit with amazing tension. It is extraordinarily long and persistent in the mouth.
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
Deep ruby-purple. Closed but extremely pure and penetrating on the nose, offering delicate aromas of crushed blackcurrant, flint and graphite lifted by a perfumed violet topnote. Very refined and clean on the palate... Deep ruby-purple. Closed but extremely pure and penetrating on the nose, offering delicate aromas of crushed blackcurrant, flint and graphite lifted by a perfumed violet topnote. Very refined and clean on the palate, with concentrated cassis, violet, ink and cedar flavors that are archetypal Lafite. Finishes with the hint of astringency that I find in a lot of 2010 Bordeaux. This is an extremely impressive Lafite but it needs at least a decade of cellaring. 96+ (ID)
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2014
Sweet, rich on the nose. Sweet and round and easy to like. Lots of tannin and savour on the end after some very rich fruit. Just a little drying on the finish. Noble but not yet charming. 18/20
JJB 96
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, April 2011
87.2% cabernet sauvignon and 12.8% merlot. The harvest at Lafite began on September 24th with the merlot and finished October 13th with the cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. 13.48% alcohol. This showcases a spicy... 87.2% cabernet sauvignon and 12.8% merlot. The harvest at Lafite began on September 24th with the merlot and finished October 13th with the cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. 13.48% alcohol. This showcases a spicy peppery nose with notes of raspberry chocolate and black tea. On the precise palate it is very pure and elegant. The chalky minerality is accented by pure cabernet flavors and framed by well-integrated French oak. Moderately complex and medium to full bodied but I wish this had a longer finish.