Hands down the most exemplary showing from Bordeaux of my birth year vintage. First of all, a spectacular night spent with @Mike R and @David L at Somni in Beverly Hills for a transcendent foundation shaking 20 course meal that will linger in my memory for decades. Mike sourced this bottle in Raleigh from someone who purchased on release and it screamed provenance. I was blown away by this bottle. Delicious graphite and plum fragrance on pop, zero musty vibes, cloudy garnet in the glass but showing absolutely no loss of weight, gravitas or structure. Ample rich fruit, dusty mouth staining tannins and a full, silky, sexy finish. This was next level. Thank you @Mike R for this. It is without a doubt a benchmark wine for me. — 8 days ago
Dusty cherries, plum, smoke and cellar notes evolve to aromas of balsamic, tobacco and anise. Touches of rose pedal and tar as well. Tart cherry pie fruit with plum, strawberry and cranberry on the palate. Chalk and rusty nail add depth. Finishes with elegance and shining acidity. Tannins are not undersold, however. In a beautiful place now, but no rush. Really enjoyed the evolution in the glass. Pair with cedar smoked salmon or truffle pasta. — 20 days ago
Good Malbec. — a day ago
2 hour decant (medium amount of fine/chunky sediment). A showy dark purple with some bricking. On the nose: red plum, cedar, forest floor, eucalyptus. Taste: raspberry, cedar, green veggie, plum, vanilla. A soft and approachable medium to full body wine....luv the crispy duck with it!!! Yum!! — 12 days ago
Overpriced but very good right-bank Bordeaux mixed with the Mediterranean from Limoux. Mostly an excellent expression of Merlot, the Mediterranean provides the entire finish. A little sharp in the finish, but the Rothschilds clearly know what they are doing. I’d like to taste this vintage 5 years from now, as I expecting will be spectacular then. The $50 price tag is a little steep since I can buy a Bordeaux at that price. — a month ago
Second time having this wine this year with consistent thoughts.
It’s delicious and very approachable for a Lafite. Light on its feet.
The nose reveals, ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, stewed/spiced plum, raspberries on the glass edges, poached strawberries and hints of blue fruits. Dark chocolate, caramel, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, black licorice, anise, dry stems, crushed dry rocks, dry top soil, clay, rich, dark earth, Indian/Asian spices, limestone, stones with dark, red, purple, candied florals in a field of violets.
The body is round, silky and just full. The structure, tension, length and and balance are astounding. The tannins, light on their feet but, grip with round tarriness. Ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, stewed/spiced plum, raspberries on the glass edges, poached strawberries and hints of blue fruits. Dark chocolate, caramel, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, black licorice, anise, dry stems, crushed dry rocks, dry top soil, clay, rich, dark earth, chewy leather, cigar with ash, Indian/Asian spices with medium heat, limestone, stones with dark, red, purple, candied florals in a field of violets. The acidity is perfect and holds the higher alcohol well. The finish is very well balanced, polished and persists endlessly. With proper cellaring this flirts with a perfect score in 20 plus years.
Photos of; Chateau Lafite Rothschild, their barrel room, oak aging vats and Estate vines. — 11 days ago
Had this in München at dinner one night. Very good wine, some spice and a little sweet, perfect balance. — a month ago