White - Sparkling

N.V. Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Champagne Brut

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne
Drink between 2013 - 2017 (Edit)
CT88.9 87 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 48

  • quaglia wrote: (84 points)

    May 22, 2017 - Champagne Barons de Rothschild (London Wine fair): Brilliant, very light golden yellow.
    Fine, continous and persistent perlage.
    Complex and very fine at nose: Hazelnuts, almonds and pears, lemon zest and fresh bread.
    Very dry, imposing its freshness, above a shy fruit. Well balanced, medium texture.
    Very persistent on yeast notes.
    60% Chardonnay; 40% Pinot noir. 5/6 gr/lt
    WS: 90

  • winebuff037 wrote: (90 points)

    April 23, 2017 - Citrus, not too acidic, pleasant.

  • floridawinedrkr Likes this wine: (90 points)

    January 27, 2017 - Very good. Lighter in body. Lots of citrus, green apple, honey notes, wildflowers. Very nice.

  • emzee.mc wrote: (88 points)

    January 5, 2017 - Popped and poured, the wine exhibits a golden straw hue with lively, energetic effervescence and somewhat thin legs. Bubbles are fine, vibrant and delicate. On the nose, the champagne is very precise, though somewhat muted. Comprising a mixture of 40% pinot noir and 60% chardonnay, the wine yields of bouquet of lemon zest, sugarcane, sour green apples, toasted almonds, bready yeasts and copious amounts of minerals. It smells precise and direct. On the palate, the champagne is quite acidic and dry. The mineral backbone is so brazen that it rasps the entry. With that said, it provides a definite structure and distinct cut to the champagne. As chardonnay predominates, the flavor profile, consisting primarily of citrus, fresh cut grass, shellfish, wet stones and steel, is more piercing than expansive. Finish is of reasonable length and complexity as the champagne ends in a smoky kick. For the pedigree, this is a solid effort. It is most akin to a carbonated, non-oaked Chablis. That said, more balance would yield higher marks. But this is more of an issue of personal choice than production quality.

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  • WineSpat Likes this wine: (91 points)

    December 31, 2016 - Light lemon colour, fine bubbles. Pronounced yeasty aromas, apple, bread. Dry, high acidity, full bodied, long length. A very good quality (which surprised me) NV Champagne - and a step above most of the other usual NV Champagne suspects.

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    2/3/2016 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2014, Issue #51, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report: Augmented This Year By a Week on The Ground in Champagne

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Dec-13, IWC Issue #10167, 12/1/2013 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Brut
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Codes 3760183180001, 3760183180032, 722358009985

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 383 (55%)
  • Consumed 312 (45%)

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