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2002 Chateau LAFITE-Rothschild Bordeaux Red Pauillac 1st Growth


$1,195.00

Size: 750ML


Remaining Stock:1 Bottle
Classification: Bordeaux, 1st Growth
Bottle Size:750
Style/Color:Red
Subregion:Pauillac
Varietal:Cabernet, Merlot Blend

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Winery Notes: The early bud burst due to a hot and dry winter was followed by a rather cold and rainy period during flowering which led to incidents such as coulure (flower abortion) and millerandage (poor fertilization with mixed size berries). As from the beginning of June, the yield was expected to be low. The rather cool months of July and August were unexceptional as was the weather since the beginning of the year. However, this did not halt the ripening and veraison of the grapes.

The weather was excellent when the harvest neared; September was superb, sunny and dry with a north-east wind which accelerated the ripening process. A radiant sun shone throughout the harvests, which allowed the grapes to reach full maturity calmly.

It is a very dense, robust vintage with tight tannins and texture, good balance and great lengt

  • Model: 1HC9
  • Size: 750ML

WA

95

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. This is a racy yet elegant Lafite. Classy. Best after 2010. 16,000 cases made. –James Suckling


WA

94

A brilliant offering and a candidate for wine of the vintage, this is classic Lafite...This is a medium-weight, quintessentially elegant style of Lafite with notes of lead pencil shavings/graphite along with black currants, plums, and crushed rocks/mineral. Wonderfully pure, dense, with a deep ruby/purple color and loads of fruit, definition, and a long finish, this is a brilliant, elegant Lafite Rothschild that builds incrementally in the mouth and has more power and density than it initially seems..





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