Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 2009

Chateau Lafite Rothschild

Score

86
  • Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Drink: 2015 - 2026

 

Stephen Brook

Tasting: Medoc crus classes 2009

Muted cassis nose, seems fully ripe. Rich, supple, juicy, plenty of upfront fruit and backed by firm ripe tannins. It’s solid rather than nuanced, with a slight chalkiness. Not much excitement or complexity here. Quite good length.

Alun Griffiths

Tasting: Medoc crus classes 2009

Full-bodied, typical Pauillac bouquet with cassis and black fruit, lots of power. On the palate quite pronounced but ripe tannin, sweet juicy fruit, but a lack of class and finesse. Finish a bit clumsy and extracted. Needs more time and may harmonise better.

Steven Spurrier

Tasting: Medoc crus classes 2009

Bright and vibrant cassis nose, fine concentration and controlled ripeness. Still some briary tannins which will blend in with the ripeness of fruit to show a fine, elegantly vigourous wine, over the medium term.

Details

Wine name: Chateau Lafite Rothschild
Wine classification: 1CC
Wine alcohol content: 13.5%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2009
Price: £1,587.00
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Subregion: Pauillac