The 2007 Lafite-Rothschild ripe red fruit nose is closed at first, then full and round. Following the history of the vintage, this Pauillac is lighter than usual and will likely open up sooner. It is important to note the elegant style, which seduces both the nose and the palate. The pleasant tactile effects of creamy tannins gently tickle the palate with well integrated wood and the finish. Aficionados will enjoy opening this 2007 Lafite-Rothschild earlier than usual.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
A candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2007 Lafite Rothschild (84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot) reveals classic Lafite aromas of graphite, unsmoked cigar tobacco, black currants, cherries, and a hint of truffles. The complex aromatics are followed by a round, medium to full-bodied wine with silky tannins, an overall subtle smoky component, and a rich, round, generous, plump finish. Already evolved and delicious, it should continue to drink well for two decades.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot|
|Revue du Vin de France||17|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 75008 PARIS 08 FRANCE|
|Classification||1er cru classe|
- R. Gabriel : 18
- J. Robinson : 18+
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 91
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot