Château Lafite-Rothschild 2002

Château Lafite-Rothschild 2002
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Parker : 94 / 100
J. Robinson : 17 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
A brilliant offering and a candidate for wine of the vintage, this is classic Lafite that reminded me somewhat of the 1976, although the vintage conditions were completely different. This is a medium-weight, quintessentially elegant style of Lafite with notes of lead pencil shavings/graphite along with black currants, plums, and crushed rocks/mineral. Wonderfully pure, dense, with a deep ruby/purple color and loads of fruit, definition, and a long finish, this is a brilliant, elegant Lafite Rothschild that builds incrementally in the mouth and has more power and density than it initially seems. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025.
BordeauxPauillac
Alcohol
12.5

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

Dessert wine
No

J. Robinson
17

R. Gabriel
19

Wine Spectator
95

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pauillac

Color
Red

Producer
Château Lafite-Rothschild

Classification
1er cru classe

Parker
94

Allergens
Contains sulphites