2009 Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac
191 Ratings
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191 Ratings
2009 Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac

Wine Description

(From 2003 Vintage) Dense purple-colored, with classic notes of graphite intertwined with melted licorice, creme de cassis, smoke, and flowers, it reveals extraordinary richness, opulence, power, purity, intensity, and viscosity.

Winemaker's Notes

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot. Average age of the vines is 44 years. Replanting of these vines takes place in lots. 222 acres producing 22,000-30,000 cases.

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    Obv classic but for the price I'd pass. At this price point the earth should move. Not memorable

    10 months
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  • Decanter
    (From 1985 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Very deep red, some maturity; dense nose, prunes; surprisingly soft, concentrated, rather closed and tannic, lacks a little charm but still youthful, almost austere, typically Pauillac, chunky, still needs time; very good length.
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1983 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 88 on Aug-93
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 165 on Jun-06
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/07
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: (91-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 122 on Apr-99