Lafite Rothschild

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru (2.Tranche) 2019

voluminös & kräftig
Cabernet Sauvignon 94%, Merlot 5%, Petit Verdot 1%
13,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2031–2078
Verpackt in: 3er OHK
Lobenberg: 97–100/100
Suckling: 99–100/100
Gerstl: 20/20
Jeb Dunnuck: 98–100/100
Wine Cellar Insider: 98–100/100
Decanter: 98/100
Parker: 97–99/100
Frankreich, Bordeaux, Pauillac
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru (2.Tranche) 2019


Lobenberg: 13,5 Volumenprozent Alkohol. Die Cuvée besteht aus 94 Prozent Cabernet Sauvignon, fünf Prozent Merlot und einem Prozent Petit Verdot. Fast schwarze, würzig-durchdringende Nase. Hohe Intensität. Viel Cassis, Brombeere, etwas rote Johannisbeere darunter. Aber durchaus in die schwarze Frucht gehend. Auch etwas Schwarzkirsche. Feiner Druck, delikat. Salz an der Seite, Zitronengras. Im Mund nochmal feiner als in der Nase. Und trotzdem viel Druck zeigend, viel schwarze Kirsche, mit etwas Cassis und Brombeere an der Seite. Tolle Säure, Schlehe, Schattenmorelle, rote Johannisbeere und wieder etwas Himbeere. Tolle Mineralität zeigend. Ein typischer Lafite, weil er so unglaublich fein und verspielt ist. Trotzdem dieser Druck in der Mitte. Große Frische bei hoher Reife. Toller Wein, toller Lafite-Jahrgang. Superb! 97-100/100


Suckling über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru (2.Tranche)

-- Suckling: Complex aromas of blackcurrants and lead pencil. Incredible. Graphite and tar. Stunning. It’s full-bodied, yet shows such harmony and polish. Elegance and complexity with finesse. The tannins are so integrated and endless. It goes on for minutes. 94% cabernet sauvignon, 5% merlot and 1% petit verdot. 99-100


Gerstl über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru (2.Tranche)

-- Gerstl: Pirmin Bilger: Ein sehr edles Bouquet strahlt einem entgegen - Ausdruck von Terroir und Reife. Kirsche, Holunder, Brombeere, Cassis in Verbindung mit einer kühlen würzigen Aromatik. Dieser Lafite zeigt einen enormen Tiefgang mit einer fasziniereden Noblesse. Ganz grosse Klasse auch am Gaumen. Cremig weicher Körper geprägt von seidigen und reifen Tanninen lässt dieses delikate Elexier so elegant dahingleiten. Hier stimmt einfach alles - die Balance, die Aromatik, die Struktur. Reife saftige Kirsche mit etwas Cassis und zarten rotbeerigen Aromen vermischen sich mit noblen Kräutern und edlen Röstarmonen nach Kaffee und dunkler Schokolade. Für mich der beste Lafite der letzten Jahre. 20/20


Jeb Dunnuck über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru (2.Tranche)

-- Jeb Dunnuck: A truly great Lafite, and maybe the wine of the vintage, the 2019 Château Lafite-Rothschild reveals a deep purple color as well as an ultra-classic bouquet of crème de cassis, lead pencil, unsmoked tobacco, chocolate, and gravelly minerality. Deep, full-bodied, and flawlessly balanced, it's a magical, heavenly bottle of wine that's going to be approachable with just 5-6 years of bottle age yet evolve for 100 years or more. It reminds me of the 2016, only with a touch more sexiness and opulence. 98-100


Wine Cellar Insider über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru (2.Tranche)

-- Wine Cellar Insider: This is a beautiful example of what Chateau Lafite Rothschild does best. Dark garnet in color and aromatic, you find lead pencil, cedar, forest, tobacco wrapper, mint and black with red fruit scents. The most elegant of all the First Growths, the wine, classic in nature, is refined, pure, bright, focused, precise and long. There is an intensity that expands as the wine graces your palate, before moving to the finish that is all about the extraordinary purity in the fruits. The wine blends 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. The Merlot was harvested September 19-September 25. Cabernet Sauvignon was picked September 22-October 7. The wine reached 13.4% alcohol with pH of 3.9. The Grand Vin was produced from only 40% of the harvest with yields of 38 hectoliters per hectare. 98-100/100


Decanter über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru (2.Tranche)

-- Decanter: Performs the trick of being immediately succulent and mouthwatering while simultaneously revving up and building power through the palate. You're getting sapidity and savoury black fruits that are both elegant and full of power. The spicy rosemary and black pepper, with slate-textured minerality, is almost unnoticeable until it closes in on the final stretch, helping to stretch things out, beat by beat, adding energy and lift. One half of the 5% Merlot in this blend is from plots that have never before been used in Lafite's 1st wine, because their drone and satellite research discovered three tiny areas that were similar in character and could be vinified together. They have worked on this for the past three years, successfully so for first time in 2019. It just holds on tight, with a creaminess that you don't always find in Lafite at this early stage. A brilliant wine, one that could be upscored from this when in bottle. Harvest September 19 to October 7. 98/100


Parker über: Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru (2.Tranche)

-- Parker: The 2019 Lafite Rothschild is a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, harvested from the 19th of September to the 7th of October. Deep garnet-purple in color, it rolls effortlessly out of the glass with compelling notions of baked black cherries, ripe blackberries and crème de cassis followed by hints of mocha, licorice, smoked meats and Sichuan pepper with a waft of eucalyptus. Medium-bodied, the palate is at once ethereally graceful and powerfully intense, featuring layer upon layer of profound smoky, savory flavors and decadently ripe fruit, framed by exquisite, silt-like tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with epic length. In terms of flavor profile, this is a surprisingly (atypically) hedonic, forward expression, with notably lower acidity/higher pH (the pH is 3.9). The alcohol is 13.4%, just a tick higher than the 2018 (13.3%). And yet, the tannins here are unmistakably Lafite, featuring all the tannic grace, finesse and densely pixilated poise fans will expect. What an exciting paradox for the palate—bravo! 97-99/100

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