1978 Lafite Rothschild

- 750 ml
94
WS
Availability: Available Soon
$965.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
20377-750-XX1

Wine Critic Reviews:

Beautiful deep-garnet color, with classic Medoc flavors of plum, spice, earth and mineral. Tannic, well-balanced, mouth-filling, chewy in its intensity but needs time. Drinkable now...

Wine Spectator | 94 WS

Sokolin 1978 Lafite Rothschild Tasting Notes:

Wines are as versatile as the intents and purposes behind their production. Wine is an inexcusable part of any celebration, a frequent companion over dinner, and a lovely, thoughtful gift. Over an intimate gathering, where everything has more value and meaning, a wine has a special responsibility, too, and not just any bottle can handle this particular pressure. This is where the 1978 comes in. Neat, elegant, and clear, the vintage is made to be shared with loved ones. It's seemingly designed especially for such an occasion and boasts with just the right qualities to prove it.



Its aromatics are soft at first but open up as if the wine has to gain your trust first, presenting you with welcoming scents of herbs and graphite along with attractive red fruit. Medium-bodied, well-rounded, and crystalline, the palate shows a fleshy element along with some coffee, strawberry, leather, and forest floor. There is a good amount of acidity and an admirable structure to this wine, allowing it to flow elegantly and without interruptions. It's charming and deliciously sweet on its own, but it could accompany some food without overpowering it.



The warm, approachable style and impressive definition make this the perfect wine to enjoy with loved ones, veteran connoisseurs as well as those sampling a Bordeaux for the first time. Open your bottle over dinner with family and cherish the memory of love and true bonds forever.

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Availability Available Soon
Vintage 1978
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 94 WS
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
OWC No
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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