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Château-Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac 2010

Château-Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac 2010
$1,199.00

SKU 54430

750ml

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Fine, concentrated color. Solid and dense in the mouth, presenting good structure and well-defined tannins. A long, lingering wine with notes of violets on the finish. The 2010 is an elegant wine with excellent balance. The vineyard cycle began with a cold, relatively wet winter, resulting in a slightly later bud-break than in 2009, in mid-April. Growth was then boosted by dry, sunny weather in April. May and June were characterized by alternating periods of rain and sunshine. June began with a cold spell that complicated the flowering of the Merlot, resulting in flower abortion and uneven grape size. Fortunately, July was very dry (less than 20 mm of rain) with relatively high temperatures, which helped the vines to catch up from the delays caused during flowering. August and September were very dry, with beautiful daytime temperatures and cool nights creating ideal conditions for the grapes to slowly reach optimum ripeness.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Brand Château-Lafite-Rothschild
Alcohol/vol 13.32%
  • we100

Wine EnthusiastAlmost black in color, this stunning wine is gorgeous, rich and dense. It's grand and powerful, with a strong sense of its own importance. The beautiful tannins and the fragrant black currant fruits are palpable. It's a great wine, with huge potential.

Roger Voss, May 1, 2013
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Wine SpectatorRather tight, with an alluring whiff of cocoa that lures you in before disappearing into the core of steeped plum, roasted fig and blackberry coulis notes. Sandalwood, black tea and loam elements fill in on the long and expansive finish. This seems to be lying in wait for what could be a very long time in the cellar before unfurling fully. Best from 2018 through 2045.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2013