Wine Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac AOC 1-er Grand Cru, 2018
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Wine rich ruby-purple color.
The wine has excellent balance, smooth, silky texture and a long, slightly tart finish. The delightful bouquet intertwined notes of cherry jam, cassis and fresh mineral tones and graphite pebbles.
Elegant fragrance opens with fresh wine with mineral notes of graphite, as well as fragrant hints of black currant, plum, coconut, oak and flowers.
Wine perfectly complement the dishes of red meat and game, whether medallions of beef, venison with berry sauce or lamb in herbs. As a gastronomic couple also well suited foie gras, smoked, stuffed poultry, Parma ham and mature blue cheeses. Before tasting of old wines Château Lafite Rothschild is necessary to decant them for 1-2 hours, but young wines need more time to open up, so depending on the vintage is better to decant them for 2-24 hours.
Exquisite Château Lafite Rotshld 2002 is one of the candidates for the title of "Wine of the Year". This classic vintage is a bit like an excellent millezim 1976 and has the same elegant style. The creation of Château Lafite 2002 went a total of 47% of the crop, and the formula blending different high content of Cabernet Sauvignon, which accounted for 87%. This harmonious wine develops in the mouth on the rise and has a much greater strength and density than it first seems. According to experts, "Chateau Lafite Rothschild" 2002 will develop quite slowly and take time of his maturity between 2009 and 2025.
The high quality of the famous wine Château Lafite Rothschild speak unnecessarily, as it is known to anyone who has the slightest idea of French wines. Just to say that according to the classification in 1855, this wine has become one of the five best red wines of Bordeaux Premier Grand Cru class and since then it occupies top positions in the hierarchy of the most prestigious wines in the world.
First wine Château Lafite was presented at the royal court Nicolas Alexandre de Segur in 1716 and created a furor in court circles of Versailles. It became known as the "King of Wine", and after some time it was served on the finest grand reception not only in France but also in Russia.
In 1868, Château Lafite Rothschild, Baron bought, which is very favorable effect on the further fate of the estate and as its first and second wines. Today, Château Lafite Rothschild is a 100 hectares of excellent vineyards located on the picturesque slopes Poyaka. The average age of the vines here is 40 years (because of this grape is created the first wine farm - Château Lafite Rothschild), but there are 80-year and 100-year-old residents.
Excellent quality wine is primarily due to the uniqueness of the terroir, which mainly consists of limestone soils. At Chateau born small harvests, but the grapes are rich in valuable microelements responsible for the aroma and flavor complexity of the wine. More recently, the term exposure Château Lafite Rothschild was 32-36 months, now it reduced to 18-20 months, but the wine is still stored in traditional oak barrels. In 1995, thanks to the efforts of Charles Chevalier and new technical team management quality wine Château Lafite Rothschild has reached a new, higher level that has been achieved through a more rigorous selection of grapes, for now, only 30-40% of the crop is used to make the first wine estates . Thanks to this innovation today, Château Lafite Rothschild has even greater complexity, charm, elegance, and that is important for the great wines of Bordeaux - longevity!