Lafite Rothschild

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru 1994

voluminös & kräftig
Cabernet Sauvignon 99%, Petit Verdot 1%
12,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2008–2036
Verpackt in: 12er OHK
Lobenberg: 93/100
Wine Spectator: 93/100
Parker: 90/100
Falstaff: 90/100
Galloni: 90/100
Frankreich, Bordeaux, Pauillac
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Wine Spectator über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru

-- Wine Spectator: A luscious Lafite that is silky and elegant with layers of wonderful violet, berry, cherry and chocolate flavors. It's full-bodied, with racy, refined tannins and good length. Drinkable now, but best from 1999 and through another decade. 18,750 cases made. 93/100


Parker über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru

-- Parker: Because Lafite-Rothschild (1) tends to lack the weight of many wines of the northern Medoc, and (2) is never a flashy, ostentatious style of wine, it is often more difficult to evaluate when young than some of its neighbors. Made from nearly 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, this dark ruby/purple-colored wine is stubbornly backward, unappealing, and severe and astringent on the palate. There is plenty of weight, and the wine possesses admirable purity, with no suggestion of herbaceousness or underripe fruit, but the wine's personality refuses to be coaxed from the glass. The 1994 Lafite may turn out to be austere and disappointing flavor-wise, but possesses a fabulous set of aromatics (does that sound reminiscent of the 1961, another Lafite that was primarily Cabernet Sauvignon?). I am not giving up on this wine, but purchasers should be willing to wait 15-20 years before pulling a cork. 90/100


Falstaff über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru

-- Falstaff: Kräftiges Rubingranat, erstaunliche Farbtiefe, orangefarbene Reflexe, zarter Wasserrand. In der Nase feine Herzkirschen, etwas Zwetschken, nach feuchtem Unterholz, etwas Zedernholz, Bleistift, etwas Velours. Am Gaumen mittlere Textur, gut gereifte Tannine, frische Säurestruktur, feine Noten von gereiften Zwetschken und etwas Heidelbeeren im Nachhall, ein balancierter, eher leichtfüßiger Speisenbegleiter mit mittlerer Länge, bereits gut antrinkbar. 90/100


Galloni über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru

-- Galloni: The 1994 Lafite-Rothschild is a vintage that I have not tasted for some time. Poured blind, it has a healthy colour with modest signs of aging on the brick rim. Since this is 99.5% Cabernet Sauvignon (I always thought it was 100%!) it is dominated by classic aromas associated with that variety: undergrowth and tobacco, just a touch of graphite. Like the 1961, I actually miss the Merlot component because the wine does feel a little two-dimensional. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity. That tannins are coarser than recent vintages, and there is a little hardness on the finish that would have been mollified by the Merlot, but this stocky Lafite-Rothschild is still going strong. Just partner it with the right dish rather than drink on its own. Tasted at the Lafite-Rothschild 150th anniversary dinner at the estate. 90/100

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Lafite Rothschild

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