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  • Country ranking ?

    1 380
  • Producer ranking ?

    75
  • Decanting time

    1h30min
  • When to drink

    now to 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Red meat dishes with robust and concentrated flavours.

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The Story

The Château Lafite estate run by the Rothschilds is, with its 100 hectares of cultivated land, the largest of the main Pauillac vineyards.

It is located in the highest part of the area and the view from its château, with its conical towers that appear on the label, takes in the banks of the River Gironde, which flows nearby. The wines are a blend of four different varieties of grape – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Verdot and Cabernet F...

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Wine Information

Bordeaux: After four miserable vintages came the hot vintage of 1975 which put Bordeaux wines briefly into the limelight once again. The unsettled temperature in September turned into good weather for the harvest. Grapes were high in sugar content, but for many reds especially Cabernet Sauvignon based ones were lacking of phenolic ripeness. This yielded masculine and even aggressive reds with austere and even hard tannins.

Graves and Pomero...

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Vintage 1975

Bordeaux: After four miserable vintages came the hot vintage of 1975 which briefly put Bordeaux wines in the spotlight once again. The unstable temperature of September turned into good weather for the harvest. The grapes were high in sugar, but many reds, especially those made from Cabernet Sauvignon, lacked phenolic ripeness. This resulted in masculine and even aggressive reds with austere and even harsh tannins.

Wines from Graves and Pom...

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

12 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Full

nose

Mature

recommend

Yes

taste

Unbalanced

Written Notes

A wonderful garnet red colour with brick red hue. The nose is complex and rich with aroma reminiscent of roasted chestnuts, bacon and hints of black chocolate, slightly smoky character, bacon, hint of cedar wood and Cuban tobacco, prunes and dried fruits. On the palate aromatic with elegant sweetness, very mild tannins, very complex flavour repeating the aromatic nuances of the nose. The best bottle of 1975 Château Lafite-Rothschild I ever tasted, a bottle in pristine conditions with a truly excellent wine. Unforgettable! 99

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Origin

Pauillac, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Poor

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None
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