Lafite Rothschild 1997

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12 x 0.75L BI Stock DP £6,950.00 1 cs

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate

Only 26% of the crop made it into the final blend, resulting in only 15,000 cases of the 1997 Lafite-Rothschild. Readers should not ignore this wine because of the negative press surrounding the 1997 vintage. It boasts an opaque dense purple color in addition to a gorgeously sweet, expansive perfume of cedar wood, black currants, lead pencil, and minerals. What follows is a fat mid-palate, medium body, explosive fruit and richness, soft tannin, and a velvety texture. It is a beautiful, compelling Lafite-Rothschild that can be drunk young, yet promises to evolve for 15+ years. Although one of the most forward Lafites ever tasted, it is all the more captivating because of this characteristic. Don't miss it!

Neal Martin

Perhaps the best First Growth 1997, this has a deep garnet core with youthful rim. Moderate intensity on the nose with sandalwood, cedar, dusty black fruits and a touch of raspberry leaf. Medium-bodied palate, good acidity and structure, relatively light compared to Latour but it has superb balance and definition Somehow reminds me of a young version of the ’66. Tightens up on the finish so this needs more time. Impressive. Tasted September 2007.