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Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2008
92 Points Wine Spectator

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2008
Wine Specs
Vintage
2008
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Appellation
Bordeaux
Vineyard Designation
Paulliac 1st Growth
Alcohol %
13
Wine Spectator
92
Wine Enthusiast
97
Wine Advocate
98
92 Points Wine Spectator
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Supple and harmonious already, with inviting, almost plush blackberry, plum and fig fruit notes carried by fine-grained, lightly cedary structure. Black tea and sandalwood flash on the finish. Poised now, but has the stuffing for more time in bottle. Drink now through 2020. Wine Spectator 92 Points

Wine Specs
Vintage
2008
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Appellation
Bordeaux
Vineyard Designation
Paulliac 1st Growth
Alcohol %
13
Wine Spectator
92
Wine Enthusiast
97
Wine Advocate
98
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Supple and harmonious already, with inviting, almost plush blackberry, plum and fig fruit notes carried by fine-grained, lightly cedary structure. Black tea and sandalwood flash on the finish. Poised now, but has the stuffing for more time in bottle. Drink now through 2020. Wine Spectator 92 Points
Ratings
A candidate for the -wine of the vintage,- the 2008 should have been purchased before it began to soar in value because of the significance of the number 8 in the Chinese culture (denoting good luck). Representing 40% of the production, this blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc offers aromas of high quality unsmoked cigar tobacco, lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, earth, cedar and asphalt. Full, rich and stunningly concentrated, I doubt it is inferior to the 2010, just more classic as well as slightly more forward and a degree weaker in alcoholic potency (12.5% versus 13.5%). The 2008 should be relatively drinkable in 6-10 years as it is already showing remarkable complexity and breed, and will last for 30-35 years... at the minimum. 98 Points Wine Advocate
Awards
Elegance in a glass, this is very upright in structure with enticing acidity and black berry fruits. It has weight as well as richness. No question about the aging potential of this superb wine. Wine Enthusiast 97 Points
Winemaker Notes
Dominated by red fruit, the nose remains clear, precise and complex. In the mouth, the strength and classic style of this wine become apparent. There is fruit, substance, and tannins that are supple and tight at the same time.
Other Notes
Chateau Lafite Rothschild is perhaps the most famous wine label in the world. The estate achieved wide popularity in the 1750s when it became the favorite wine of King Louis XV. Thomas Jefferson was also a steadfast customer and even visited the estate. In 1868, Baron James de Rothschild became the owner of Lafite. He was a born dilettante, and it suited him to be the master of what, in 1855, was classified as first among the great wines of M├ędoc. Today, Baron Eric de Rothschild presides over this most famous Bordeaux estate.
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