Chateau Lafite Rothschild
Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe, Level vts
Bottle size: 75cl
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Château Lafite Rothschild 1971 proves that Lafite Rothchild's wines always live up to its reputation, and it is the most consistent of first growths.
According to Jamie Goode (of wineanorak.com): "...the 1971s have consistently been undervalued. Thirty years' on, only the best of the vintage will still be at anything like their peak. But it's worth remembering that back in '71 Bordeaux wines were still made for long ageing. Yields have become considerably higher in recent years, and it's arguable that even the best properties no longer make such long-lived wines."
"Has an aroma like an aged Burgundy, with cherry and spice; flavor is mature, soft, very elegant." Wine Spectator (Nov 1991)
"Very attractive nose: full, complex and cedary, with spicy, gravelly notes. This leads to a firm, structured palate with great density and fine-grained, chalky tannins. Long, spicy finish..." Jamie Goode, wineanorak.com (2001)
Level very top shoulder, nick and scuffs on labels.
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