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2002 Château Lafite-Rothschild

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April 7, 2024 - $560


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95Wine Spectator

Bubbling over with crushed berries, currants and spices, with tobacco notes. Beautiful. Full bodied, with gorgeously velvety tannins and a long finish of pretty fruit.

94Robert M. Parker Jr.

Wonderfully pure, dense, with a deep ruby/purple color and loads of fruit, definition, and a long finish...

92+ Stephen Tanzer

...Extremely suave, fine-grained and concentrated, with a strong spine of acidity. Finishes firmly tannic, subtle and very long. This should develop slowly.

17.5Jancis Robinson

...Racy with green-apples character and admirably long. This still seems to have been the most successful Pauillac first growth in this uncharming vintage...


France, Bordeaux, Pauillac

Pauillac is Bordeaux’s most famous appellation, thanks to the fact that it is home to three of the region’s fabled first-growth châteaux, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild and Latour. Perched on the left bank of the Gironde River north of the city of Bordeaux, Pauillac is centered around the commune of Pauillac and includes about 3,000 acres of vineyards. The Bordeaux classification of 1855 named 18 classified growths, including the three above mentioned First Growths. Cabernet Sauvignon is the principal grape grown, followed by Merlot. The soil is mostly sandy gravel mixed with marl and iron. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “the textbook Pauillac would tend to have a rich, full-bodied texture, a distinctive bouquet of black currants, licorice and cedary scents, and excellent aging potential.”