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2021 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 3x75cl

£1,260.00 excl. Duty & VAT (In Bond)Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,521.61

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The 2021 Vintage is made up of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot and was aged in 90% new oak barrels for 18-20 months. It has been compared to the redoubtable 1996 vintage. It is a very concentrated claret with lively acid and gorgeous tannins. It has the potential to be cellared for over 40 years.

France Flag Grape Bordeaux, Red Blend

Tasting Notes

Vinous 97

The 2021 Lafite-Rothschild is every bit as exceptional as it was from barrel. The high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon comes through loud and clear. All the elements are so well balanced. The 2021 is dark, racy and full of Lafite sensuality, all kicked up by the natural intensity of the year. Dark red/purplish fruit, mint, lavender and rose petal are all on display. It s not a showy wine, and it will need quite a bit of time to fully reveal its charms. [Antonio Galloni, 27/02/2024]

Anticipated maturity: 2031-2081

Robert Parker 95-97

A brilliant wine that shares some similarities with the formidable 1996, the 2021 Lafite Rothschild wafts from the glass with inviting aromas of dark berries, cigar box, loamy soil, black truffle and violets. Medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, it’s rich and concentrated, with beautifully powdery tannins, lively acids and a long, saline finish. Of course, this isn’t as dramatic as the 2020 or 2019 out of the gates, but the 2021 is a brilliant success in its own right. What’s more, its structure and balance mean that it is likely to prove almost immortal. It’s a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, which is one of the all-time highest percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon chez Lafite. [William Kelley, 29/04/2022]

Producer Profile

Area under vines: 112 hectares
Soils: fine deep gravel, mixed with aeolian sand on a subsoil of tertiary limestone
Average age of the vines: 38 years
Production: 15,000 to 20,000 cases a year
Ageing: 18 to 20 months in 100% new barrels

Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 80 to 95%
  • Merlot 5 to 25%
  • Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot 0 to 5%

Vintage 1961: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage 1994: 99% Cabernet Sauvignon 1% Petit Verdot

Second wine: Carruades de Lafite

Average Annual Production: 20,000 to 30,000 Cases

Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 50-70%
  • Merlot 30-50%
  • Cabernet Franc 0-5%

Learn more about Château Lafite Rothschild here

Weight 5 kg
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