2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild

2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild

2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France, 750ml
拉菲
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Description

Drink Date 2024 - 2057

Composed of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Lafite Rothschild is deep garnet-purple colored. It opens slowly, cautiously with restrained notes of chocolate-covered cherries, mulberries, warm blackcurrants and wild blueberries, followed by emerging notions of smoked meats, fragrant earth, crushed rocks and lilacs with touches of cast-iron pan and Marmite toast. Medium-bodied, the palate is deceptively light and quite ethereal on entry, growing in the mouth to reveal elegant layers of energetic red and black fruits with tons of savory accents. Framed by exquisitely ripe, wonderfully fine-grained tannins, it has exhilarating freshness and a very long, hypnotically perfumed finish. On a final note, the alcohol here is a jaw-dropping 12.5%, which is something of a miracle considering the ripeness of the Cabernet. A total head-turner, I cannot wait to follow the development of this wine!

  • Alcohol %: 12.8%
  • Decant Time: 2 hours
  • Taste: blackcurrant, cedar, mint, red berries, plums, cherries, mineral finish
  • Food Matching: roast lamb, beef wellington, duck confit, aged cheeses
  • Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon : 96%, Merlot : 3.5%, Petit Verdot : 0.5%,

 

Tasting note

2017 年的拉菲酒莊紅酒來自波爾多的波亞克地區,是一款傑作。這款酒呈現深邃的暗色,香氣內斂,但隱約透露出巨大的芳香潛力。新鮮的雪松和薄荷香氣與強烈而充滿活力的口感相得益彰,展現出巨大的力量和和諧。儘管年輕,這款酒已經展現出拉菲酒莊特有的精緻和濃郁。葡萄園獨特的風土條件,加上精心的釀酒工藝,造就了一款既果香濃郁又結構嚴謹的酒,並帶有悠長的礦物質餘韻。這款酒非常適合陳年,隨著時間的推移,它將繼續發展並展現其全部潛力。

The 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild is a masterpiece from the prestigious Pauillac region in Bordeaux. This wine boasts a deep, dark color and a reserved nose that hints at its enormous aromatic potential. Fresh notes of cedar and mint complement the intense and vibrant palate, which exudes tremendous power and harmony. Despite its youth, this wine already showcases the finesse and concentration characteristic of a great Lafite. The vineyard's unique terroir, combined with meticulous winemaking, results in a wine that is both fruity and structured, with a long, mineral finish. Perfect for aging, this wine will continue to evolve and reveal its full potential over the years.

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