Champagne Barons de Rothschild

London Wine fair

Tasted May 22, 2017 by quaglia with 251 views

Introduction

Presentation of the entire Champagne production by Barons de Rothschild.

Flight 1 (5 notes)

White - Sparkling
N.V. Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Champagne Brut France, Champagne
84 points
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
White - Sparkling
N.V. Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Champagne Extra Brut France, Champagne
87 points
Brilliant light golden yellow.
Fine perlage, persistent.
Complex and fine at nose: toasted hints, hazelnuts and pan brioche.
More fruit at taste too, good structure and full, "greasy" mouth. Very dry, but also smooth, with long yeast notes on closing
< 3gr/lt; > 5y.
White - Sparkling
N.V. Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Champagne Blanc de Blancs France, Champagne
85 points
Brilliant golden yellow.
Same fine and persistent perlage.
Complex and fine nose, more centered on flowers (acacia) than toasted, fruity notes (agrumes).
Dry, well balanced by acidity. Medium structure. Shy fruit on closing.
> 4y.; WS: 91
Rosé - Sparkling
N.V. Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Champagne Rosé France, Champagne
86 points
Brilliant old pink.
Very fine and delicate at nose: roses and strawberries.
Dry, medium structure, with acidity pushing a shy fruit aside. Tannic hints.
85% Chardonnay; 15% Pinot noir.
WS: 91
White - Sparkling
2006 Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Champagne Blanc de Blancs France, Champagne
91 points
Golden yellow, with greenish glare. Brilliant, with a very fine perlage.
Incredibly rich and fine at nose: toasted notes, hazelnuts and yeast, but also agrumes and dry apricots.
Smooth at palate: dry, full body, sustained by a gorgeous acidity. Very well balanced and armonic. Long finish.
7 y.; 7000 bottles.
WE: 96

Closing

All bottles were incredibly correct and "austere", but some were lacking a bit of structure and personality.

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