Château Lafite Rothschild 2006 1er Cru Pauillac

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There are few, if any, more beautiful wines in Bordeaux than Château Lafite. The ethereal finesse, the lacy tannins, the intense, pure fruit and feminine delicacy; they are all there in this lovely wine.
Type:
Vintage:
2006
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
12.5%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Pauillac
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2020 to 2035
Closure Type:
Cork
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£765.00
 

Château Lafite Rothschild

Château Lafite Rothschild is a wine estate in France, owned by members of the Rothschild family since the 19th century. The name Lafite comes from the Gascon term "la hite" meaning "small hill". The vineyard is one of the largest in the Médoc at 107 hectares, and produces around 35,000 cases annually, of which between 15,000 and 25,000 are first growth. Its vines are around 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, whereas the final wine is between 80% and 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% and 20% Merlot, and up to 3% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Occasionally exceptions are made, such as the 1961 vintage which was 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tasting Notes

Beautifully silky with coffee, spice and cedar notes, and a long seductive finish. Elegant, seductive and multi-dimensional it has the firm tannins typical of the vintage and a lovely harmony.

Food Matches

Tender shoulder of rabbit with olive jus and polenta.