Lafite Rothschild 2008

Brand: Lafite Rothschild
Product Code: LAFI08
Availability: In Stock
Robert Parker Score: 98
Unit Size: 12 x 75cl
£7,350.00 Excl. VAT

12x75cl

Robert Parker Tasting Notes:

A candidate for the -wine of the vintage,- the 2008 should have been purchased before it began to soar in value because of the significance of the number 8 in the Chinese culture (denoting good luck). Representing 40% of the production, this blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc offers aromas of high quality unsmoked cigar tobacco, lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, earth, cedar and asphalt. Full, rich and stunningly concentrated, I doubt it is inferior to the 2010, just more classic as well as slightly more forward and a degree weaker in alcoholic potency (12.5% versus 13.5%). The 2008 should be relatively drinkable in 6-10 years as it is already showing remarkable complexity and breed, and will last for 30-35 years...at the minimum.

Score
Robert Parker Score 98
Unit Size
Unit Size 12 x 75cl