2011 Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • WE 97
  • WS 96
  • NM 95
  • JS 94
  • WA 93

Reviews for 2011 Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

WE 97
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
A powerful wine with dark and dry tannins. It has a great depth of fruit flavor with immense and concentrated weight and a structure that is for long-term aging. - R.V.
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
Still tightly wound and very restrained but there's a serious well of black plum and macerated currant fruit in reserve held behind substantial but well-ripened tannins and a strong chalk and iron note. There's a nice... Still tightly wound and very restrained but there's a serious well of black plum and macerated currant fruit in reserve held behind substantial but well-ripened tannins and a strong chalk and iron note. There's a nice austerity to the very driven mineral finish. Tasted non-blind.-J.M.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The 2011 Lafite-Rothschild is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot with an alcohol level of 12.6%. It has wonderful purity on the nose with blackberry cassis raspberry a touch of graphite and an attractive... The 2011 Lafite-Rothschild is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot with an alcohol level of 12.6%. It has wonderful purity on the nose with blackberry cassis raspberry a touch of graphite and an attractive floral note. It is feminine and beguiling. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins on the entry crisp acidity very harmonious and alluring with blackberry raspberry and a saline touch towards the long caressing finish. It is a more sensual Lafite that I was expecting with great persistency and poise. Tasted April 2012.
JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2014
Love the nose on this, with sweet tobacco, delicate currant, cedar and blackberry. Full body with integrated tannins and a juicy, fruity, subtle finish. The texture to this wine is beautiful. Better than I remember from... Love the nose on this, with sweet tobacco, delicate currant, cedar and blackberry. Full body with integrated tannins and a juicy, fruity, subtle finish. The texture to this wine is beautiful. Better than I remember from barrel. Try in 2019.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2012
A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot (harvested between September 3-21) the 2011 Lafite Rothschild came in at 12.6% natural alcohol (considerably lower than in 2010 and 2009). Exhibiting a deep ruby/purple... A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot (harvested between September 3-21) the 2011 Lafite Rothschild came in at 12.6% natural alcohol (considerably lower than in 2010 and 2009). Exhibiting a deep ruby/purple color lots of crushed rock red and black currant forest floor and underbrush characteristics moderate tannin and medium body it is built somewhat along the lines of the 1999 and 2001. It should be a 20- to 25-year wine but it is not at the level of the 2008 2009 and 2010. Fresh acids give the wine a somewhat more clipped feeling than most great Lafites have exhibited. Nevertheless there is a lot of freshness and vibrancy to this vintage.
JJB 97
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, April 2012
80% cabernet sauvignon and 20% merlot from vines with an average age of 40 years. The early harvest at Lafite began with Cabernet Sauvignon on September 3rd and finished on September 21st (about a month earlier than... 80% cabernet sauvignon and 20% merlot from vines with an average age of 40 years. The early harvest at Lafite began with Cabernet Sauvignon on September 3rd and finished on September 21st (about a month earlier than 2010). Very dark ruby in color with a deep ruby rim. Classy and exquisite notes of Asian spices dark chocolate raspberry coulis and hints of lead pencil and fresh roasted coffee. Medium bodied on the palate with well-integrated tannins and balanced acidity. The oak is fairly apparent but not obtrusive. The wine's highlight is its long complex and silky finish. The most balanced of all the First Growths in this vintage showing an alluring elegance but certainly not the power of the 2010.