White - Sparkling

N.V. Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Champagne Blanc de Blancs

Chardonnay

  • France
  • Champagne
Drink between 2013 - 2016 (Edit)
CT89.6 31 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • quaglia wrote: (85 points)

    May 22, 2017 - Champagne Barons de Rothschild (London Wine fair): 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

  • peterchoy wrote: (91 points)

    October 1, 2016 - Appearance: Bright and clear, it has pale lemon color, with fine consistent bubbles, wide watery rims and legs.
    Nose: Clean, with medium (-) intensity aromas of citrus fruit of lemon, green fruit of green apple, floral notes of hawthorn, autolytic notes of yeast and toast, kernel notes of almond, dairy notes of cream. The wine is developing.
    Palate: Dry with high acidity, the wine medium (-) alcohol and light body, showing pronounced intensity flavors of citrus fruit of lemon, autolytic notes of yeast and toast, green fruit of apple,
    Conclusion: Very good quality Champagne with a nice nose, with good complexity even though it may not be having much concentration on the first couple of sniff, the wine shows a powerful palate, with very intense and complex flavors, spanning from fruit, floral to the autolytic and even maturity characters. It is a wonderful example of how a good Blanc de Blancs can capture your attention, and making you drink non-stop until you found the whole bottle is gone. It is ready to drink now and not meant for further ageing.

  • Vino Me wrote: (90 points)

    May 5, 2016 - Opened by Dan. A clean and well made sparkler. Light straw color. Notes of crisp apples, toast and pistacio. 90 points.

  • RayOB wrote: (89 points)

    November 24, 2015 - Opus One Tasting (67 Pall Mall): Faint nose with brioche and citrus. Mellow smooth palate.

  • Cantenac Brown Likes this wine: (92 points)

    April 27, 2015 - Sadly no formal note, but found this refreshing, smooth and crisp. Nicer than the Moet and Veuve Cliqouts NVs we often drink. Great, easy to drink effort for those who want a change.

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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
    The Season’s Best NV Champagne Releases (Jan 2015), 1/1/2014 (link)

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

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  • Report 34: Champagne Revisited, 12/1/2012 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/29/2014 (link) 91 points

    (NV Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Champagne Blanc de Blancs) Light yellow color with steady, tiny bubbles; almond, brioche nose; creamy textured, almond, brioche palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Blanc de Blancs
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Codes 3760183180032, 3760183180049, 722358009992, 847716000043

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 220 (55%)
  • Consumed 178 (45%)

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