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Château Lafite-Rothschild 2014

Bordeaux - Pauillac - 1er Grand Cru Classé - Château Lafite-Rothschild

1er Grand Cru Classé en 1855.

$919.17

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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Data sheets
Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon 87%
Merlot 10%
Cabernet Franc 3%
Château Lafite-Rothschild

Château Lafite-Rothschild

It's impossible to talk about the great wines of the Médoc without mentioning Château Lafite-Rothschild. A Domaine steeped in history, whose reputation and prestige are matched only by the legendary wines born there.

Ancient medieval seigneury, it was under Jacques de Ségur, from a family of Bordeaux parliamentarians, that the first vines were planted in the 1670's. The wine gradually acquired an excellent reputation thanks to technical progress, at the royal court of Versailles but also across the Channel with the expansion of trade with England. Then in 1787, Thomas Jefferson, US ambassador to France at the time, praised it in his travel notes.

The Château Lafite was promoted to the rank of Ier Grand Cru Classé in 1855 on the occasion of the Paris Universal Exhibition, a distinction it shares with the Château Latour, Château Haut-Brion and Château Margaux, as well as the Château Mouton Rothschild since 1973.

The subsequent rise of Château Lafite owes much to the Rothschild family, with Baron James de Rothschild acquiring the estate in 1868 and attaching his name to it from that date. When Baron Eric took over the reins in 1974, everything was gradually put in place with the aim of modernizing and improving performance, in order to reveal the exceptional potential of the terroir. Today, his... See more ...

Critics Château Lafite-Rothschild 2014.

Robert Parker
95/100
James Suckling
98/100
Wine Spectator
95/100
Jancis Robinson
17.5/20
Vinous - A. Galloni
95/100

Description Château Lafite-Rothschild 2014.

2014 is a beautiful vintage in the Bordeaux vineyard, characterized by a very contrasted climate. The flowering of the vines was homogeneous thanks to a sunny spring, then the summer alternated between a beautiful July and a cooler August. The after-season in September and October was fortunately magnificent, thanks to a succession of warm and sunny days until October. The grapes thus presented a very nice oenological constitution.

Blend of the 2014 vintage: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc.

The robe is a very dark red color, decorated with brilliant garnet reflections slightly tiled.

The nose is intensely complex and fruity, with notes of blackcurrant bud and black cherry, followed by dried flower, cardamom and a greedy toasty woodiness.

The attack is mellow and subtle, the wine imposes itself with a voluminous texture and density, supported by a very elegant tannic framework. It releases flavors of jammy black fruits, cocoa and peppery spices that continue to a long, generous and persistent finish.

Food and wine pairing:

Château Lafite Rothschild 2014 will be perfect with tournedos Rossini, pepper-crusted beef, roast goose, Bresse pigeon with porcini mushrooms and foie gras, or roast doe larded with a winemaker's sauce with Espelette pepper.

For a pairing with cheeses, choose uncooked pressed cheeses such as morbier with truffles, Saint-Nectaire, cantal and mature mimolette.

Finish it off with a delicious dessert such as an Opera cake, a praline dome or a vanilla and chocolate entremet.

Cellaring potential and tasting:

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2014 in imperial can wait another 40 years in the cellar to reveal its full splendor, as the large capacity of the bottle gives the wine a much greater potential for aging.

However, there is no need to wait all that time, it can be fully appreciated today with proper preparation of the tasting. To do this, make sure to open the bottle the night before in the tasting room so that it can acclimatize to the room temperature. If not, make sure to open the bottle ideally 7 to 8 hours before the tasting.

The bottles will be kept in the cellar protected from light, lying down, at an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.

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