Even stronger and more toned than the excellent 2015, this Lafite shows incredible power yet also finesse. Full-bodied, superfine and chewy wine. Muscular yet agile. Goes on for minutes. Stunning. Perhaps the greatest Lafite since the legendary 1959?
Score: 100 James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2017
The 2016 Lafite Rothschild is a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Merlot, with 15% of the press wine contributing to the blend this year. Deep purple-black in color, it slowly reveals the most gorgeous perfume of kirsch, lilacs, black raspberries and warm blackcurrants with underlying nuances of cigar box, rose hip tea, cloves, licorice and pencil lead plus a waft of garrigue. Medium-bodied and built like a brick house with a firm yet beautifully ripe, finely pixelated tannic backbone and seamless freshness supporting the amazing intensity of black fruits and floral layers, it finishes very long and provocatively perfumed. Drink Date 2022 - 2066.
Score: 99 Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (Interim En), November 2018
- Gemischtes Los
- Produzent, Name des Weines
- Chateau Lafite Rothschild
- 1er Grand Cru Classé
- Anzahl der Flaschen
- Normalflasche (0,75 Liter)
- Fill Level
- Bordeaux Flaschentyp; Füllstand: Base Neck