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    Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

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    • WE100
    • JS99
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 100 Wine Enthusiast, 99 James Suckling, 98 The Wine Advocate, 97 Wine Spectator, 96 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 110507

    Critical Acclaim:

    Almost black in color, 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. Cellar Selection.

    100 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    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.

    99 Points
    James Suckling

    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.

    98 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Rather tight, with an alluring whiff of cocoa that lures you in before disappearing into the core of steeped plum, roasted fig and blackberry coulis notes. Sandalwood, black tea and loam elements fill in on the long and expansive finish. This seems to be lying in wait for what could be a very long time in the cellar before unfurling fully. Best from 2018 through 2045.

    97 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Deep ruby-purple. Closed but extremely pure and penetrating on the nose, offering delicate aromas of crushed blackcurrant, flint and graphite lifted by a perfumed violet topnote. Very refined and clean on the palate, with concentrated cassis, violet, ink and cedar flavors that are archetypal Lafite. Finishes with the hint of astringency that I find in a lot of 2010 Bordeaux. This is an extremely impressive Lafite but it needs at least a decade of cellaring. (ID) 96(+?) points

    96 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    David Sarabia (7/29/2015)
    A magical and dreamlike array of aromas from the bouquet of velvety hints of rose, plum, cherry, undertones and light tannins that leaves legs on the tongue. "David Sarabia

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