2013 Lafite Rothschild , 6x750ml
Lafite Rothschild 6x75cl
Availability: 4 weeks
Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml
Critics Score: 90
Publication: Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
Drinking Dates: 2018 - 2030
The 2013 Lafite-Rothschild is a blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and just 2% Merlot. It has a straightforward, focused, undergrowth and tobacco-scented bouquet, nicely defined if perhaps missing the complexity and nuance of recent vintages. The palate is supple on the entry with notes of tart cherry, wild strawberry and a touch of graphite. It is certainly approachable for Lafite-Rothschild, balanced, though missing structure and density towards the sappy finish. It is a lightweight Lafite-Rothschild that does improve with aeration as it did in barrel, yet it never scales the heights of the greatest vintages from this First Growth.