Château Lafite Rothschild, 2018

Pristine balance and opulence, at 13.3% it’s defying the high alcohol of the vintage. Cool graphite nose. Impressive density on the palate with freshness, pencil lead and suave finesse, yet also satin tannins with a grippy Pauillac edge. A great wine in the making, with 91% Cabernet Sauvignon. Experienced tasters who actually know the 1959 are making favourable comparisons.

Score: 98-100

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Alcohol

13.3%

Bottle size

75cl

Origin

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Sub-region

Médoc & Haut Médoc

Area

Pauillac AOP

Tasting Information

Name of Tasting

Bordeaux En Primeur 2018

Type of Tasting

Tasting report

Blind

No

Tasted by

Panos Kakaviatos

UK Stockist

En Primeur: not yet released

Global Stockist

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