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Château Lafite-Rothschild

Château Lafite-Rothschild 2010

Château Lafite-Rothschild 2010

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Château Lafite-Rothschild 2010

1er Cru Classé



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Condition and provenance guaranteed

Original wooden case of 6 bottles

Notes on the 2010 vintage

87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot

"The beginning of the wine year was characterized by a cold and relatively wet winter, which led to a slightly delayed budding compared to 2009, around mid-April. The dry and sunny climate in April was then particularly favorable for grapevine development.
May and June were characterized by an alternation of rainy episodes and sunny days. The beginning of June was characterized by a wave of freshness which complicated the blossoming of the Merlots, leading to coulure and millerandage.

Fortunately, the month of July was very dry (rainfall less than 20 mm) with relatively high temperatures which made it possible to catch up on flowering.
The months of August and September, very dry and with good daytime temperatures and cool nights, perfected the slow and complete ripening of the grapes.

Tasting notes (on bottling):
Nice concentrated colour.
Solid and dense on the palate, it has a good structure and well-pronounced tannins.
Long and persistent wine with hints of violet in the finish. The 2010 is an elegant wine with good balance."


Robert Parker : 98
"The 2010 Lafite Rothschild, a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot (a 3% difference from the barrel sample shown two years ago), achieved relatively high alcohol of 13.32%, according to administrator Charles Chevalier. The wine is very impressive, not as fleshy, flamboyant and massive as the 2009, but nevertheless, a big, rich, full-throttle Lafite-Rothschild meant to age a half century or more.Deep purple, with notes of white chocolate, mocha, cedar and charcoal as well as hints of vanillin and creme de cassis, the wine is full-bodied yet has that ethereal lightness that makes it a Lafite.Rich, with good acidity, precision and freshness, this is a slightly zestier version of the 2009 as well as more restrained and structured than that particular vintage.It will need at least 10-12 years of cellaring and keep for 50+ years." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (205), March 2013

Wine Advocate (Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW) : 100
"Deep garnet in colour, the 2010 Lafite Rothschild is a little mute on the nose at this stage, opening to reveal warm blackcurrants, baked plums and boysenberry scents with hints of chocolate mint, violets, cedar chest and pencil lead. Full-bodied, rich and densely packed with perfumed black fruit layers, it has a rock-solid backbone of fantastically ripe, grainy tannins and beautiful freshness, finishing very long and minerally. Still very youthful! Drink 2025-2080." Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, March 2020

James Suckling : 98
"This is shy and not giving its all at the moment. Yet it is full and intense with a tightly intertwined tannic and fruit structure. Ethereal blackberry, currant, cedar, and nutty flavors. Dried flowers too. Cedar jewel box smell comes out with time. Great finish. So, so long and harmonious. Try in 2018" James Suckling,, February 2013

Jancis RobinsonMW : 19/20
"Drinks 2025-2050
87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot. Now, will this be the only time I ever get to see this wine, before it all migrates east? Very intense dark blackish crimson. Lovely Lafite scent - recognizable member of the family with a hint of oyster shells. But some extra breadth, even fat, this year. Hugely ambitious. Dense and quite dry on the end. But with Lafite breed and race. Somehow manages to have real roundness, covering the notable acidity and doubtless tannins which are very difficult to discern. Already a marvel and a pleasure to taste. Lovely, lovely balance." Jancis Robinson MW,, April 2011

Decanters : 20/20

"Fabulous nose of wild violets, wonderful lissom texture backed by aristocratic firmness, a totally captivating wine for the long term. Drink 2020-50." Steven Spurrier,, April 2011

Wine Enthusiast : 100
*A Top 100 Cellar Selection of 2013* Almost black in colour, 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." (3/2013)

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