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2011 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Reviews

2011 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Reviews

Learn More About the 2011 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Through its Reviews.


Chateau Lafite Rothschild Reviews

96 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

Cellar Selection

“The wine shows the power typical of a Lafite but within the context of the fruity 2011 vintage. The immensely dense tannic structure gives the wine a solid feel that is lifted by so much ripe black currant and berry fruits. At the back, the wine has a more brooding, dark character that suggests great aging potential.”

94 Pointz James Suckling

“Love the nose on this, with sweet tobacco, delicate currant, cedar and blackberry. Full body with integrated tannins and a juicy, fruity, subtle finish. The texture to this wine is beautiful. Better than I remember from barrel. Try in 2019.”

94 Pointz Wine Spectator

“This delivers pronounced tobacco and bay leaf notes up front, with a core of steeped plum and currant fruit and a fleshy edge through the charcoal-lined finish. There's some serious buried minerality, which should emerge with cellaring.”

93 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“The 2011 Lafite-Rothschild is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot with an alcohol level of 12.6%. It has wonderful purity on the nose with blackberry, cassis, raspberry, a touch of graphite and an attractive floral note. It is feminine and beguiling. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins on the entry, crisp acidity, very harmonious and alluring with blackberry, raspberry and a saline touch towards the long caressing finish. It is a more sensual Lafite that I was expecting, with great persistency and poise. Tasted April 2012.”

92 Pointz Stephen Tanzer’s

International  Wine Cellar

“Good full ruby-purple; this really stains the glass. Highly expressive aromas of blackberry, crushed strawberry, flint, cedar, pepper and herbs. Rich and bright in the mouth, with pungent minerality and a cedary note keeping the dark and red fruit flavors fresh. The long finish features lovely floral lift and substantial but ripe tannins. This strikes me as a very successful Lafite.”

Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom

95 Pointz Decanter

“Developing into classical Lafite - meaning the frame comes from fine tannins, and the overall impression is of subtle complexity, still extremely young but with energy and lift. A gentle cedar smoke and liquorice edging becomes clear as it opens up, and the black fruits are savoury.”

17.5/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson,

Master of Wine

“Inky black core. Definite herbaceous aroma of cassis leaf, cedary cassis. Pretty leafy on the palate too but adds freshness. Cabernet Franc-like character although I believe the blend is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot. Chalky-dry tannins. A bit drying on the finish but has leafy elegance.”



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