Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe 2015
The 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild is another exceptional Pauillac, 1er Grand Cru Classe from this legendary estate. This vintage is marked by a distinctive freshness and vitality, with vibrant notes of blackcurrant, violet, and earth. On the palate, the wine reveals an impressive structure and depth, with fine tannins and a long, lingering finish.
This is a great vintage from Lafite. The profile is rich in feel, with a seriously firm tannic structure. Solid, complex and with great authority, this Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant wine, is impressively dense in dark-fruit tones. It will age for many years. Drink from 2027, although that would almost be too soon.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) -
The deep garnet-purple shaded 2015 Lafite Rothschild is blended of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot and was matured for 20 months in new oak barrels from Tonnellerie des Domaines (their own cooperage). It is still sporting a lot of cedar at this nascent stage with a vibrant core of black raspberries, red currants and crushed plums plus touches of cigar boxes, violets and underbrush with a waft of tilled loam. Medium-bodied and elegantly styled with wonderful freshness and depth, it is compellingly earthy/minerally in the mouth with a frame of seductively silky yet very firm tannins and culminating in a very long, racy and pure finish. Boasting spectacular finesse and packed with nuances, clearly, given some of the challenges here in 2015, this is a masterpiece of diligence in the vineyards, careful selection and very clever crafting—bravo! - Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown