Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru 1996

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru 1996

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Zum Winzer

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100
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Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Petit Verdot 5%
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rot, trocken
Gereift
13,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2012–2056
Verpackt in: 12er OHK
9
voluminös & kräftig
tanninreich
3
Lobenberg: 100/100
Parker: 100/100
Jane Anson: 100/100
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Frankreich, Bordeaux, Pauillac
7
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation
lobenberg

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru 1996

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/100

Lobenberg: Lafite ist wahrscheinlich der beste Wein des Jahrgangs, unendlich fein. 100/100

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/100

Parker über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru

-- Parker: Tasted three times since bottling, the 1996 Lafite-Rothschild is unquestionably this renowned estate's greatest wine. As I indicated last year, only 38% of the crop was deemed grand enough to be put into the final blend, which is atypically high in Cabernet Sauvignon (83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot). This massive wine may be the biggest, largest-scaled Lafite I have ever tasted. It will require many years to come around, so I suspect all of us past the age of fifty might want to give serious consideration as to whether we should be laying away multiple cases of this wine. It is also the first Lafite-Rothschild to be put into a new engraved bottle (designed to prevent fraudulent imitations). The wine exhibits a thick-looking, ruby/purple color, and a knock-out nose of lead pencil, minerals, flowers, and black currant scents. Extremely powerful and full-bodied, with remarkable complexity for such a young wine, this huge Lafite is oozing with extract and richness, yet has managed to preserve its quintessentially elegant personality. This wine is even richer than it was prior to bottling. It should unquestionably last for 40-50 years. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2050. The wine of the vintage? 100/100

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Jane Anson über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru

-- Jane Anson: This is delicious, with the first nuances of tertiary notes - truffle, tapenade, leather, crushed mint, cold ash, pencil lead - just beginning to appear, but this is ageing extremely slowly, showcasing the trajectory that Lafite takes in the best vintages. So much freshness, tension, depth to this wine, it's hard not to fall in love with it. A vintage that I have been lucky enough to taste regularly over the past few years, and I strongly recommend it. There is huge concentration here, but everything is in balance. Charles Chevallier was 12 years in to his tenure as estate director at this time, expertly overseeing a vintage that saw a good early summer but rain at the end of August. Many observers wrote off the vintage at the time (particularly on the Right Bank, where the rain was heavier) but its success for Cabernet Sauvignon, and for Pauillac in particular, has become increasingly clear over the following decades. Harvest began September 24, 58hl/h yield. The first Lafite to be put in an anti-fraud engraved bottle. 100/100

Mein Winzer

Lafite Rothschild

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Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru 1996