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2006 Château Lafite Rothschild

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PAUILLAC
abv 12.5%
  • 95 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend

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SKU: 52681-2006-750-1A

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$659.25

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    ($750) Good full ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of cassis, graphite and cedar chips, lifted by peppery and floral high notes. Densely packed and superconcentrated but light on its feet, with compelling flavors of spicy berries and minerals. The very long, slow-building finish stains the palate with flavor. Very backward but not austere; and unlike some recent vintages of Lafite, which could appear deceptively light in the early going, this showcases its density and ripeness from the outset. I have the impression that most of the less-ripe fruit was declassified into the far lighter Carruades de Lafite (87), which shows a distinctly cool style for the year.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Fresh nose, pretty light and ethereal. Not immediately first-growth quality. Pretty light and racy. There is some complexity but not much weight. Fairly soft.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Plum, sweet tobacco and blackberry aromas follow through to a full body, offering a tight, chewy palate, yet with polished, refined tannins. Very long and caressing. This turns to a muscular and toned young wine. Gets better and better with age.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London and then blind at Farr Vintners tasting. The 2006 Chateau 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.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2018-2032
    Author: Wingman
  • Self | Rating: 89

    meg. 1.5 hr. feel open. smell good, tannin strong. but lack of fruit than normal lafite. 2.5 hr. peak. 3hr. fade a normal year
    Author: Wang Chong
Chateau Lafite-Rothschild is one of the Bordeaux First Growths in Pauillac, and possesses a long history of exceptional quality. In the 17th century, the vineyards were owned by Alexandre de Segur, also proprietor of Chateau Latour. After the French revolution, the chateau was purchased by several Dutch merchants before the current owners, the Rothschild family, acquired it in 1868.

Chateau Lafite-Rothschild is one of the largest Medoc estates, producing 15,000 to 25,000 cases per year. The grand vin is composed primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon (up to 95%) with the balance divided between Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. 1994 and 1961 are exceptions, however, and consist of 99% and 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, respectively. Part of the estate's production goes to its second wine called Carruades de Lafite (previously names Moulin des Carruades) which is produced from up to 70% Cabernet, with a larger proportion of Merlot. The best vintages of Lafite include 1918, 1846, 1945, 1947, 1959, 1961, 1982, 1990, 2000, 2003, and 2005. Lafite has a balanced elegance supported by the structure of its tannins. It is both full-bodied and silky. Aromas include currant, leather, graphite and tobacco. As Lafite ages, it reveals more minerals, as well as almond, violet, and cedar.

See other similar producers:Chateau Mouton Rothschild,Chateau Petrus,Chateau Cos D'Estournel

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1540 bottles owned
  • 128 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 128 collectors)