Decantor: The Lafite violets come to the fore, providing finely polished elegance to the palate. It seems discreet but the cellar master says 2015 is the most ‘concentrated’ Lafite they have made. This will show as it matures. 96 Points
Wine Enthusiast - "Almost entirely Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a seriously structured wine. It has dense tannins that dominate the potential fruits with their firm, never hard touch. The fresh character of the fruits is just beginning to show in a wine that will develop slowly.
Barrel Sample: 95-97 Points"
Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "A dramatic, ample Lafite, the 2015 is also arrestingly beautiful and vivid. Expressive floral notes give the dark red and black flavors gorgeous aromatic lift. Today, the new oak is a bit pronounced, but otherwise, this is an exceptional wine. Rose petal, lavender, mint and purplish stone fruits add the last shades of detail.
Barrel Sample: 94-97 Points"
On an exceptional terroir, the 112 hectares of vineyards are biased to Cabernet Sauvignon, a strong proportion (between 80% and 95%) compared to neighboring raw. Under the leadership of director Charles Chevallier, Eric Kohler in the technical direction, the field practice a strict selection: over 50% of the crop is often left out of the great wine. The vinification is followed by the winemaker Eric Boissenot.
The nose is closed at first, then the fruit is expressed, with a slightly dominant woodiness. On the palate, the texture is tight and dense. Then the heart of the wine comes through, with solid, compact balance. Very dense finish, and yet the tannins are "almost light and airy"! Great length with long, lingering flavors.
Lafite vintages sign her by a tight tannic structure and extremely refined aromas of cedar, graphite and spices. Its aging potential is breathtaking: more than fifty years in some vintages.
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 Médoc. Today, Baron Eric de Rothschild presides over this most famous Bordeaux estate.