Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru

Lafite Rothschild

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru 2006

voluminös & kräftig
tanninreich
95–97
100
2
Cabernet Sauvignon 82%, Merlot 16%, Petit Verdot 2%
5
rot
Gereift
13,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2020–2050
Verpackt in: 1er OHK
3
Lobenberg: 95–97/100
Parker: 97/100
Wine Enthusiast: 96/100
Galloni: 95+/100
Decanter: 95/100
Winespectator: 95/100
6
Frankreich, Bordeaux, Pauillac
7
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation
lobenberg

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru 2006

95–97
/100

Lobenberg: Extrem dunkles Schwarz-Rubinrot. Violetter Rand. Hocharomatische Nase nach schwarzer Johannisbeere und Cassis, ein Hauch Brombeere dazu und Vanille, feine Balance ausstrahlend. Unglaublich intensiv duftend. Im Mund unerhört fein bei höchster Intensität, frische Frucht, gute, aber nicht spitze Säure, die Tannine sind von feinster Art und total poliert, schön reif. Alles weniger opulent und massiv als 2005, dafür kommt die Feinheit eines insgesamt ähnlichen Charakters deutlich raus. Sehr lang, Harmonie und Balance in schönster Form. Vor dem 2005er musste man niederknien, der 2006 ist mehr ein perfekter Trinkwein, eine Hommage an die Trinkfreude auf höchstem Niveau. 95-97/100

97
/100

Parker über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru

-- Parker: One of the fabulous surprises, although I had suggested last year that it could jump in quality, of my tastings, the 2006 Lafite Rothschild is a great, great wine made from a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot. When I tasted it from barrel, it reminded me of their successful 1988, but it is dramatically superior to that vintage. Frankly, it may turn out to be as good as the 2005, which in all of Bordeaux is a far greater vintage than 2006. Lafite’s severe selection process (42% made it into the grand vin) resulted in a full-bodied wine boasting an extraordinary perfume of charcoal, truffles, lead pencil shavings, and sensationally sweet, ripe black currant and cedar notes. A wine of extraordinary intensity, texture, and depth with silky tannins as well as awesome concentration, this has turned out to be a remarkable Lafite Rothschild that should be drinkable much earlier than the 2005, but age for three decades. 97/100

96
/100

Wine Enthusiast über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru

-- Wine Enthusiast: As so often with Lafite, it is power that marks this wine. That, and density of texture. The additional element in this vintage, and at this stage of the wine's development, is a dominant wood element. The vanilla and tannins from the wood match well with the concentrated tannins of the fruit, which is dark, dense and tight. This is a wine for long-term aging: in 15 years this will have superb richness. 96/100

95+
/100

Galloni über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru

-- Galloni: Good full ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of cassis, graphite and cedar chips, lifted by peppery and floral high notes. Densely packed and superconcentrated but light on its feet, with compelling flavors of spicy berries and minerals. The very long, slow-building finish stains the palate with flavor. Very backward but not austere; and unlike some recent vintages of Lafite, which could appear deceptively light in the early going, this showcases its density and ripeness from the outset. I have the impression that most of the less-ripe fruit was declassified into the far lighter Carruades de Lafite (87), which shows a distinctly cool style for the year. 95+/100

95
/100

Decanter über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru

-- Decanter: Such a rich (but keeping-it-elegant) Lafite nose. Great restraint and power here: Lafite always knows when to advance and when to retreat. This displays juicy cassis and cold ash, with perfectly worn tannins that are just starting to soften, but have so much ahead. It should maintain this level for another 30 years, whilst moving into its second, third and fourth life along the way. 95/100

Wine Spectator über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru

-- Wine Spectator: Plum, sweet tobacco and blackberry aromas follow through to a full body, offering a tight, chewy palate, yet with polished, refined tannins. Very long and caressing. This turns to a muscular and toned young wine. Gets better and better with age. 95/100

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