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Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 2011

Bordeaux - Classified First GrowthPauillac - Red - 12.5°
Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 2011
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Parker : 90-93 / 100
J. Suckling : 94 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
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.
BordeauxPauillac
Alcohol
12.5

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

Bettane & Desseauve
18

J. Robinson
17.5

J. Suckling
94

R. Gabriel
19

Revue du Vin de France
18

Wine Spectator
94

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Appellation
Pauillac

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Lafite-Rothschild

Region
Bordeaux

Parker
90-93

On Special
No

Classification
Classified First Growth

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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