Sunday, June 15, 2008

Ch, Lafite Rothschild 2002

My first Lafite and I wasnt impressed.
In a way, we are commiting infanticide by opening the bottle barely 6 years of age. Even after 3 hours of decanting, the wine has nothing much to offer on both the nose and palate.

Nose: big Licorice and tobacco. No complexity but its a tight big nose
Palate: Tight, heavy mouthfeel.. currant, mineral and cassis. Needs time!!

Rated at 95 pointer at Winespectator, i guess it will take some 20 years to unfurl its fullest potential
Crushed berries and intensity to this, with grapey, toasted oak and cedar notes. Big and concentrated, with chewy and firm tannins. Very long. Very tight, though, and just beginning to show its true nature. Score range: 95-100

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