2001 Ch Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru Pauillac - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Lafite Rothschild
  • Region Pauillac
  • Grape Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
  • Drinking 2012 - 2030
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now

2001 - Ch Lafite Rothschild 1er Cru Pauillac - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Lafite Rothschild
  • Region Pauillac
  • Grape Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
  • Drinking 2012 - 2030
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £8,792.14 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £7,300.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis, April 2002

    A delicious, supple and seductive Lafite, rich in ripe plum fruit with a juicy structure and smokyfinish. Only 43% of the harvest made it into the grand vin which is made up of 13.5% merlot and86.5% cabernet sauvignon. This is outstanding and shows that Ch Lafite is really back on form.

  • Robert Parker, June 2004, Score: 94

    The 2001 Lafite Rothschild's deep, saturated plum/purple color is accompanied by lead pencilliqueur-like notes intermixed with sweet red and black currants, plums, and cedar. This blend of 86.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13.5% Merlot is a classic example of Lafite. Extremely elegant, medium-bodied, with intense concentration, richness, and sweet tannin, it appears to be on a rapid evolutionary track, at least in comparison to recent Lafite vintages that have been far more backward and powerful. The classy 2001 should be at its finest between 2007-2020.

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2002, Score: 18.5

    Excellent, healthy deep crimson. Complete nose and obviously very dense. Very, very lively. Very, very intelligent wine respecting the character of the vintage. Dry, sandy tannins push in after fresh, elegant fruit on the palate. Nothing forced. Drink 2009-2024

Producer

Château Lafite Rothschild

One peek into Château Lafite's cellar is like entering into the 18th century. Its cobweb-covered chandeliers subtly light shadowy corridors that play host to hundreds of ancient vintages. Nothing could be more representative of its wine making philosophy - classic, stylish and yet powerful - characteristics that have made it one of the most collectible wines in the world. Situated in the north of Pauillac, Château Lafite-Ro...Read more

One peek into Château Lafite's cellar is like entering into the 18th century. Its cobweb-covered chandeliers subtly light shadowy corridors that play host to hundreds of ancient vintages. Nothing could be more representative of its wine making philosophy - classic, stylish and yet powerful - characteristics that have made it one of the most collectible wines in the world. Situated in the north of Pauillac, Château Lafite-Rothschild sits on gravel soils with bits of limestone scattered in the mix. It is one of the largest estates in the Medoc and one of the most prominent, the wines exude elegance and finesse. The vineyard is laid out to mostly Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) with the rest comprising Merlot (25%) Cabernet Franc (3%) and Petit Verdot (2%). The second wine, Carruades de Lafite, has a slightly more Merlot than the Grand Vin and is thus more approachable in its youth.Read less

Region

Pauillac

Due south of St Estèphe lies the appellation of Pauillac, the king of Left Bank communes. It is home to three first growths as well as a plethora of other classified growths. Pauillac's renowned well-draining, gravelly soils enable its dominant grape Cabernet Sauvignon to reach fantastic heights of complexity and concentration. As a result, Pauilac's wines tend to be full-bodied with compact tannins and good freshness. Its aromatics are often what one associates with classic Bordeaux: pencil shavings, black currant and occasional mint. Some of the most famous châteaux of the commune are Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages.