Ch Lafite Rothschild 2021
kist 3 flessen
€ 684.13/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Vinous – Antonio Galloni – 95-97/100
The 2021 Lafite-Rothschild casts an imposing presence. Black fruit, sage,
menthol, licorice and incense give Lafite its dark, almost somber,
personality. Cabernet Sauvignon is dialed up, and that very much comes
through in the wine’s flavor profile and overall feel. The tannins are quite
prominent at this stage. In some ways, the 2021 reminds me of the 1996,
but with the greater delineation found in today’s wines. I can’t wait to see
how it ages. The 2021 is one of the stars of the Left Bank. Its longevity will
ultimately be dictated by storage conditions more than anything having to
do with the wine itself.
Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate – 95-97/100
A brilliant wine that shares some similarities with the formidable 1996, the 2021 Lafite Rothschild wafts from the glass with inviting aromas of dark berries, cigar box, loamy soil, black truffle and violets. Medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, it’s rich and concentrated, with beautifully powdery tannins, lively acids and a long, saline finish. Of course, this isn’t as dramatic as the 2020 or 2019 out of the gates, but the 2021 is a brilliant success in its own right. What’s more, its structure and balance mean that it is likely to prove almost immortal. It’s a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, which is one of the all-time highest percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon chez Lafite.