Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 2006

 A case of 6 Bottles (750ML)

The 2006 Lafite-Rothschild displays a beautiful dark colour. The discreet nose opens up to primary notes, which is expected from these grape varieties. Fragrances bode well, with hints of fresh wild fruits -especially dark fruits. To the nose, the finish is full and thick. To the palate, this Pauillac offers power with a forward and clear-cut attack -typical of this vintage- giving way to well-shaped tannins from ripe grapes. The heavy 2006 Lafite-Rothschild proves to be balanced, relatively long and delicious before the finish. This harmonious combination will no doubt please Lafite enthusiasts who particularly like well-constructed wines.

Parker : 95 / 100
Wine Spectator : 95 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London and then blind at Farr Vintners tasting. The 2006 Château Lafite-Rothschild offers impressive fruit intensity on the nose, although it does not have the precision of the 2006 Mouton-Rothschild. Red berry fruits intermingle with rose petals and sous-bois scents - very typical Lafite bouquet where less can be more. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and a keen line of acidity. It is certainly very well balanced with graphite-tinged black fruit, but whereas Mouton-Rothschild possesses that peacock's tail, Lafite remains linear. Nevertheless, the sophistication really comes through here. It is a Lafite-Rothschild that may spring a few surprises down the line, one of those wines that keeps drawing you back. Understated class. Tasted April 2016.
BordeauxPauillac
Country
France

Alcohol
12.5

J. Robinson
17,5

R. Gabriel
18

Wine Spectator
95

Dessert wine
No

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

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

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pauillac

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Lafite-Rothschild

Classification
Classified First Growth

Parker
95

Allergens
Contains sulfites