Ch Lafite Rothschild 2019
kist 3 flessen
Pauillac€ 574.75/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
The Wine Advocate – 97-99/100
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!
Vinous – Antonio Galloni – 96-98/100
The 2019 Lafite-Rothschild is sensual, alluring and simply breathtaking in its beauty. A vivid, towering Lafite, the 2019 simply has it all. Even with all of its intensity, the 2019 possesses striking minerality and tension that give the wine its sense of drive and precision. it is a stunning wine by any measure. The blend is 94% Cabernet 5% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, including some Merlot from clay-rich parcels that are new to the Grand Vin.
J.M. Quarin – 96/100
Couleur sombre et intense. Nez très aromatique, fin, au fruité pur, mûr. Complexe. La bouche se présente tout en douceur tactile, soutenue par un gras fin de part en part. L’éclat fruité domine la finale dans une belle longueur sans angle tannique. C’est un délice de minutie sans être très opulent. Assemblage : 94 % cabernet sauvignon, 5 % merlot, 1 % petit verdot.