2002 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2002

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
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95-100 / 100

Excellent

2002 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2002

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
Stock : 1 bottle
670,00 € tax incl. 558,33 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
96 / 100
Jean-Marc Quarin
Jean-Marc Quarin
(03-2016) Logo on the cork : a crown. It is not the best cork in the world that is clogging this bottle. The previous one, tasted in 2013, corked with the same corker, taken in the same box, kept in the same place, only got 16,25 (91) as this type of stopper presented a repetitive tendency to dry final. But here it is not the case. Beautiful and even young color. Intense, fine nose, with ripe and subtle fruitiness. Airy mouth, particularly fruity, suave, melting, with taste and fine tannins. A behavior proper to the best of Lafite. It's delicious and incrachable. For those who bought it in Primeurs, it was a very nice case.
95 / 100
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

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95 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator

(03-2005) Bubbling over with crushed berries, currants and spices, with tobacco notes. Beautiful. Full-bodied, with gorgeously velvety tannins and a long finish of pretty fruit. This is a racy yet elegant Lafite. Classy.

Features
Vintage 2002
Rating 95-100
Classification Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
New yes
Château Lafite Rothschild
Country France
Château informations
Lafite Rothschild
Lafite Rothschild

Château Lafite Rothschild, 1st growth in 1855, is one of Bordeaux's most famous chateaux. It shares with the greatest the top of the official classification of 1855. Located on the Pauillac appellation, the vineyard of 103 ha is divided into three parcels: the hills surrounding the Château, the Carruades plateau to the west and a parcel of 4.5 ha in the neighboring town of Saint-Estèphe. Most of the terroir is composed of fine and deep gravel mixed with Aeolian sand on a tertiary limestone bedrock. The grape varieties are 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The average age of the vineyards of the great wine is 40 years, the 20 ha of young vines (less than 10 years) being used for the development of the second wine. There are also extremely old plots of over 80 years, one called "La Gravière" dating back to 1886. The maturation of the wine is carried out for 18 to 20 months in 100% new oak barrels. Lafite Rothschild produces about 15,000 to 20,000 cases per year. The estate also produces a second wine, the Carruades de Lafite, for around 25,000 to 30,000 cases. The name of the second wine of Chateau Lafite Rothschild of the "plateau Carruades, where stood a group of plots, which was bought by the castle in the nineteenth century, and which adjoined the rump Castle. The "Carruades de Lafite" were once called "Moulin des Carruades", then take the name, Carruades de Lafite.


The mythical vintages of Chateau Lafite Rothschild are 1921, 19451959198219861988 and 2000, 2005 in recent years.

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