Château Lafite Rothschild 2009 (6, OWC) WA 99+

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

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CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2009 (6, OWC) WA 99+

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2009 (OWC)
PAUILLAC. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ

AMONG THE MOST POWERFUL LAFITES EVER MADE (IT CAME IN AT 13.59% ALCOHOL), THE FINAL BLEND WAS 82.5% CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 7% MERLOT AND THE REST PETIT VERDOT. THE SELECTION WAS INCREDIBLY SEVERE WITH ONLY 45% OF THE CROP BEING UTILIZED. A TIGHT, BUT POTENTIALLY GORGEOUS NOSE OF GRAPHITE, BLACK CURRANTS, LICORICE AND CAMPHOR IS FOLLOWED BY A FULL-BODIED WINE REVEALING THE CLASSIC ELEGANCE, PURITY AND DELINEATED STYLE OF LAFITE. IT IS PHENOMENALLY CONCENTRATED WITH SOFTER TANNINS THAN THE 2005, THE 2003'S VOLUPTUOUS, BROAD, JUICY PERSONALITY, AND LOW ACIDITY. THERE ARE SEVERAL VINTAGES THAT I THOUGHT WERE A REPLAY OF THEIR COLOSSAL 1959, MOST NOTABLY 1982 AND 2003, BUT 2009 IS ALSO ONE TO KEEP AN EYE ON. IT IS STILL EXTREMELY YOUTHFUL AND SEEMS SLIGHTLY MORE BACKWARD THAN I WOULD HAVE GUESSED BASED ON THE BARREL TASTINGS, BUT IT NEEDS 10-15 YEARS OF BOTTLE AGE, AND SHOULD LAST FOR 50+. DECEMBER 2011 DRINK: 2022-2072 WA 99+


6 BTS. PER LOT $7,500 - $8,500


June 06, 2023

Estimate $7,500-$8,500

Realised: $9,600

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