Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 1Er Cru, Pauillac Bordeaux 2008 Gifts or Hampers » from $1,990.00 | Aus-wide
Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 1Er Cru, Pauillac Bordeaux
Bordeaux
2008
98
1
$1,990.00

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98 Points Robert Parker

A candidate for the -wine of the vintage,- the 2008 should have been purchased before it began to soar in value because of the significance of the number 8 in the Chinese culture (denoting good luck). Representing 40% of the production, this blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc offers aromas of high quality unsmoked cigar tobacco, lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, earth, cedar and asphalt. Full, rich and stunningly concentrated, I doubt it is inferior to the 2010, just more classic as well as slightly more forward and a degree weaker in alcoholic potency (12.5% versus 13.5%). The 2008 should be relatively drinkable in 6-10 years as it is already showing remarkable complexity and breed, and will last for 30-35 years...at the minimum.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. May, 2011

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