2019 | Frankrijk | Bordeaux, Pauillac

Château Lafite Rothschild 2019 Pauillac 1e Grand Cru Classé

  • Château Lafite Rothschild 2019 Pauillac 1e Grand Cru Classé
  • Château Lafite Rothschild 2019 Pauillac 1e Grand Cru Classé
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"One of the greatest wines produced in Bordeaux this year is the 2019 Lafite Rothschild, an impeccably balanced classic of immense charm and grace. Wafting from the glass.." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocatebeloond deze 2019 vintage met de maximale score van 100 punten. Evenals James Suckling (100/100 punten) : " You want to drink it! So balanced, yet it will age beautifully. It will be this good forever." 

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  • Smaakprofiel
    Complex, krachtig & vol
  • Druivenras
    Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
  • Land & Regio
    Frankrijk, Bordeaux, Pauillac
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Château Lafite Rothschild is een van de meest prestigieuze wijnhuizen ter wereld. Het wijngoed ligt in de Franse wijnstreek Bordeaux, in het dorp Pauillac. De wijnen van Lafite Rothschild worden al eeuwenlang geprezen om hun kwaliteit en elegantie.

De geschiedenis van Château Lafite Rothschild gaat terug tot de 14e eeuw. In 1675 werd het wijngoed eigendom van de familie Lafite. In de 18e eeuw werd Lafite Rothschild een van de leidende wijnhuizen in Bordeaux. In 1855 werd het wijngoed bekroond met de hoogste classificatie, Premier Cru Classé.

De wijnen van Château Lafite Rothschild worden gemaakt van een blend van druivensoorten. Cabernet Sauvignon is de belangrijkste druif, met een aandeel van 96% in de 2021 vintage en 3% Merlot en 1% Petit Verdot. De wijnen van Lafite Rothschild staan hoog aangeschreven om hun elegantie, finesse en vermogen om gracieus oud te worden. De wijnen van Château Lafite Rothschild worden gekenmerkt door hun elegante en verfijnde stijl. Ze hebben een intense kleur, een complex bouquet met tonen van rood fruit, bloemen en specerijen, en een lange, zachte afdronk.

James Suckling over de 2019 vintage: "This is so polished and very powerful, yet ethereal and refined at the same time. The finish goes on for minutes. Tight and harmonious. You want to drink it!"

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the greatest wines produced in Bordeaux this year is the 2019 Lafite Rothschild, an impeccably balanced classic of immense charm and grace. Wafting from the glass with arresting aromas of cassis, blackberries and cherries mingled with violets, cigar box and warm spices, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and seamless, its velvety attack segueing into a layered, concentrated mid-palate framed by exquisitely powdery tannins and ripe acids, and concluding with a long, perfumed finish."
WijnsoortRode Wijn
LandFrankrijk
DruivenrasMerlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
RegioBordeaux, Pauillac
SmaakprofielComplex, krachtig & vol
Jaargang2019
Flesinhoud0.75
Alcoholgehalte13 %
Op dronk vanaf2029
Op dronk tot2065
AllergenenSulfieten
AfsluitingKurk
Art.nr.1907319
Awards
  • Château Lafite Rothschild 2019 Pauillac 1e Grand Cru Classé
  • Château Lafite Rothschild 2019 Pauillac 1e Grand Cru Classé

James Suckling
100/100 punten
So much sweet tobacco, Spanish cedar, dried flowers, dark mushrooms and roses. Really aromatic. This is so polished and very powerful, yet ethereal and refined at the same time. The finish goes on for minutes. Tight and harmonious. You want to drink it! So balanced, yet it will age beautifully. It will be this good forever. 94% cabernet sauvignon, 5% merlot and 1% petit verdot. Better after 2031.

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
100/100 punten
One of the greatest wines produced in Bordeaux this year is the 2019 Lafite Rothschild, an impeccably balanced classic of immense charm and grace. Wafting from the glass with arresting aromas of cassis, blackberries and cherries mingled with violets, cigar box and warm spices, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and seamless, its velvety attack segueing into a layered, concentrated mid-palate framed by exquisitely powdery tannins and ripe acids, and concluding with a long, perfumed finish. This rivals the 2010 and 2016 as the greatest Lafite of the decade, and of those three vintages, it's clearly the most sensual and demonstrative out of the gates. The blend contains fully 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and attained a modest 13.4% alcohol.

The Merlot in the 2019 grand vin is a “new wine” of Merlot for Lafite, according to technical director Eric Kohler. “Before, we only had three tanks of Merlot to choose from,” he explained. “Often, it was the same choice. Now, we have identified three plots of Merlot to co-vinify. The amounts were too little to be vinified separately, so they used to go into the blends. This makes a new Merlot lot for us. This year, this Merlot blend was just perfect for the grand vin. This addition of the new Merlot helped keep the balance.” Regarding the 2019 vintage of Lafite’s very popular second wine: “This is the first time we used this much Cabernet Sauvignon in the Carruades blend,” Kohler told me. Usually it is more like 55% Cabernet with more Merlot. It is even more like Lafite this year!”

Today, Château Lafite Rothschild amounts to some 110 hectares planted to some 900,000 vines (including 4.5 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon in Saint-Estèphe). If that figure strikes readers as smaller than it used to be, that's because Lafite has ripped up some less optimally situated plots that never tended to produce wine fit for inclusion in the grand vin. As of 2021, what's more, organic conversion is underway (15 hectares are already farmed biodynamically), and hedges and flowering borders, planted with native species, now begin to break up the monoculture of the vine. Cover crops, too, have been added to the viticultural team's agronomic arsenal and are delivering good results in parcels with more humid or clay-rich soils. In the winery, Lafite is meticulously traditional: the grapes are sorted twice, once optically, and see a classical maceration in wooden and cement tanks with pump-overs and some use of the gentle "air pulse" system that disrupts the cap and oxygenates the ferment without the need for a full pump-over.

Malolactic fermentation, as ever, is in tank, and the wine matures in barrels that are mostly produced in-house, with a light toast and favoring the forests of Allier and Nevers. Each vintage is racked three times, traditionally, with one egg white fining (which requires up to 8,000 eggs). As is the case almost everywhere in the Médoc, the tendency is for less and less Merlot in the assemblage. Eric Kohler describes 2019 as the ideal growing season, which saw a hydric deficit at just the right moment to precipitate ripening; and the result is a wine of irreproachable classicism and elegance. Whether the 2010, 2016 or 2019 Lafite ultimately emerges as the best of the decade is a question that well-heeled wine lovers will have immense pleasure debating over the decades to come, but it is clear that 2019 is the most sensual and aromatically expressive at an early age. It's one of the wines of the vintage.



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