Château Lafite Rothschild 2011 1er Cru Pauillac

LAFI150
One of the greatest producers of Claret.
Type:
Vintage:
2011
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Pauillac
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2022 through to 2035
Closure Type:
Cork
£660.00
 

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

"This delivers pronounced tobacco and bay leaf notes up front, with a core of steeped plum and currant fruit and a fleshy edge through the charcoal-lined finish. There's some serious buried minerality, which should emerge with cellaring." – James Molesworth (WineSpectator.com, March 2014)

Food Matches

Shoulder of lamb stuffed with bacon and veal.