Bordeaux & San Sebastian Trip; 3/6/2015-3/13/2015: Gorgeous cassis, pencil, truffle and berry nose. Classic lafite perfume. Palate is quite elegant and shows the red fruit as well as blackberry notes. Caressing mouthfeel gives this great depth. What can you say but fantastic.
However, at these nose bleed prices just find a good vintage of duhart. Style is the same.
This wine is a Wow! We had it with lamb, beets and parsnips and it was fabulous...straight out of the bottle, no air time, and it was phenomenal. It comes out in a beautiful bouquet, tannins almost non-existent, deep color. This is what god had in mind about the fruit of the vine.
Another great wine from 2001. Though this wine seems more mature than a 14 year old, its a testament to the fact that a great producer can make great wine, in almost any vintage. Some are just built to last longer...
Wow what a night. One friend brought 97 Haut Brion, one 83 Margaux. Spontaneous and unplanned. How often do you have 3 first growths for dinner? ( and for the record, started with a Peter Michael Point Rouge 2007) The Lafite came in in between the others. The 83 Margaux was spectacular. The Lafite was merely superb. The 97 HB was excellent, and into its time with secondaries. Usually would not open a Lafite this young, but the friends we were dining with usually do bring very good wines, and I had not replenished our fla cellar so I had somewhat limited to choose from here. So after reviewing CT notes and Parker, with RP saying well into drinking window I went with the Lafite. Sorry for the long note here, just feeling like I need to explain to myself why drank so young. So no experience with Lafite this young, but wow. Fully ready for business from this not so spectacular vintage, evolving, so much in there. Amazing as well, got this at Costco in Fla for a pittance.
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(Lafite Rothschild) The 2001 Lafite Rothschild had a gorgeous nose, with classic aromas of cedar, cassis, pencil and sweet, open fruit. There was much more volume here, and Alex found it ‘voluptuous.’ The palate was round and coy, its hidden acidity slowly emerging. Its tannins, too, were on the dry side and hints of oak, soy and salt led to a fish ‘n chips impression. Pretty and polished, long and with nice citrus twists, the Lafite was an excellent wine (93).
(Lafite) The second wine had a deeper, more complicated nose with more cedar (great cedar), nut, spice, mineral and caramel aromas. The front palate was completely shut down, however, and despite the great nose, the palate was not there yet
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