1970 Lafite Rothschild

- 750 ml
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Outstanding quality. The color seems light for a wine that tastes this young and tannic, but the mint and cherry flavors seem intense enough to last until the tannins soften...

Wine Spectator | 90 RP-NM

Sokolin 1970 Lafite Rothschild Tasting Notes:

There is a fine line in a wine's lifetime between maturity and the exhaustion after it's past its prime window, but the difference between those two stages is huge. A wine that's under-the-hill is faded in flavor and gone in all the ways that matter. A seasoned wine, however, hits the spot that's perhaps the best one you could hope for, depending on your preference.

Perfectly integrated, soft around the edges but intense and highly developed in the core, a mature wine can provide unique satisfaction to people with a refined sense of taste. If this is your goal, look no further than the 1970 Lafite.

This wine is old-school in style, delightfully zesty and complex. On the nose, it gives off a combination of mouthwatering vanilla, red berries, sandalwood, and delicate details of florals and spice. The palate is all cedar and exotic tea, with interesting hues of roses and tobacco in the background.

Despite its age, the wine is wonderfully light and very much Lafite in character, agile and elegant to a fault. Towards the finish, you can feel more and more spicy finesse, woody flavors retreating into the backdrop as the finale reaches its poignant end. If you want a drink that's youthfully vibrant, but polished in the ways only achievable with age, a bottle of this wine will surpass your expectations.

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Availability Available Soon
Vintage 1970
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Lafite
Rating 90 RP-NM
Region Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.
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