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2008 Lafite Rothschild Lafite Rothschild Bordeaux Pauillac France Still wine

2008 Lafite Rothschild

Lafite Rothschild

95Average Score
flagBordeaux / France
Red

A candidate for the -wine of the vintage,- the 2008 should have been purchased before it began to soar in value because of the significance of the number 8 in the Chinese culture (denoting good luck). Representing 40% of the production, this blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc offers aromas of high quality unsmoked cigar tobacco, lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, earth, cedar and asphalt. Full, rich and stunningly concentrated, I doubt it is inferior to the 2010, just more classic as well as slightly more forward and a degree weaker in alcoholic potency (12.5% versus 13.5%). The 2008 should be relatively drinkable in 6-10 years as it is already showing remarkable complexity and breed, and will last for 30-35 years...at the minimum. Wine Advocate.May, 2011

Robert Parker    Score: 98/100

12x75cl-0 Immediate | 10 Marketplace£7,386.00
Mags-0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace£1,229.00
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    Provenance: Ex Chateau
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