The 2014 Lafite-Rothschild, tasted with head winemaker Eric Kohler, has retained that very opulent and outgoing bouquet that dare I say actually reminded me of Mouton-Rothschild. There are layers of blackberry and boysenberry fruit, still that hint of juniper berry, certainly a more extrovert Lafite-Rothschild compared to recent vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, very focused and quite linear, again with plenty of black fruit laced with cedar and tobacco. It begins to clam up towards the saline finish, suggesting that it will need several years in bottle, but I still have high expectations for this First Growth once afforded several years in bottle.
- Alcohol %: 12.5%
- Decant Time: 2 hours
- Taste: Dark fruits, Cuban cigar wrapper, Spice, Cedar, Wet forest
- Food Matching: Beef, Lamb, Game (deer, venison), Poultry
- Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon : 87%, Merlot : 10%, Cabernet Franc : 3%,
This 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild is a classic Bordeaux blend, offering a complex and fruity nose with beautiful floral notes. The palate is massive, displaying power and elegance simultaneously. Blackberries and blackcurrants are complemented by notes of violet and cedar, typical of Lafite’s wines. The finish is fresh, harmonious, and very long. This wine is best enjoyed after about ten years of aging, showcasing a pleasant balance between richness and finesse.