Lafite Rothschild 2018

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $1,900.00

Special Price $1,615.00

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Availability

  • South Melbourne
  • Sydney

Five bottles available at time of offer

One of the stand out wines of the vintage, in an exceptional example of both Lafite and Pauillac - this is greatness. It attained perfect scores from James Suckling, Lisa Perotti-Brown, Jane Anson and Jeff Leve. Its price is in line with the 2016 and still a whopping 25% below the Asian bull market price of a decade ago. It is hard to fault this wine. The blend is 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8.5% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot  -Tom Portet

Antonio Galloni     98
The 2018 Lafite-Rothschild is a stunning wine. Silky and floral, the 2018 offers all the signatures of the Grand Vin, but amplified by the radiance of the year. In the glass, Lafite is rich and exotic, yet it also retains tremendous vibrancy. The interplay of Merlot picked early and Cabernet Sauvignon harvested late makes for wine of extraordinary dimension, complexity and class. Graphite, dark red fruit, spice and leather linger on the huge finish. Magnificent!

James Suckling               99-100
A very compact and linear Lafite with a fantastic mouthfeel of intense but ever so refined tannins that draw a straight line through the middle of the wine. It's full-bodied yet compact with complex character of plums, blackcurrants, cigar tobacco, cedar and hints of hazelnuts and coffee. Salty. Orange zest at the end. Delicacy with power. Richness with softness. Glamorous. Lasts for minutes at the finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown                98-100
It has a deep purple-black color and then WOW-what a nose. It comes sashaying out of the glass with bags of grace and perfume, revealing notions of lilacs, red roses, fragrant soil, cinnamon stick and Morello cherries with a core of blackcurrant cordial, fresh black plums, redcurrant jelly and tapenade plus a waft of iron ore. Medium-bodied, the palate has wonderful, tightly wound layers of black, red and blue fruits intermingled with floral, earth and mineral notions and a rock-solid frame of the most finely pixelated tannins you can possibly imagine.

Jeff Leve               98-100
The color matches a long obscured ruby jewel. The initial sip shows its sophistication, grace and refinement and there is an extraordinary purity in the fruit. Before taking a second sip for confirmation, you'll find tobacco, lead pencil, cedar, flowers, cherry pipe tobacco and if you dig really deep, you'll discover a subtle essence of orange in the background. On the palate, the wine is supple, silky, long and focused. Precision is an often misunderstood term used by wine writers. 2018 Lafite Rothschild is the poster child for precision in a wine. Never the most powerful of the First Growths, instead here, you find a wine of perfect balance, elegance and harmony with a unified, seemingly endless finish.

Decanter                       99
Andrew Caillard, MW                       96