1978 Lafite Rothschild

- 1.5L
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Sokolin 1978 Lafite Rothschild Tasting Notes:

This delightful vintage is all about clarity and definition. It's marvelously structured and rounded, balanced, refined to perfection. Its aura is sweet, straightforward but not flashy, best compared to an intimate dinner with family or old friends in a harmonious, peaceful union. In a way, it's conservative and reserved, but once it opens up, it doesn't hold back.

The bouquet of ripe cherries, cigars, clove, and earthy hues is inviting and warm. Going forward you can expect blueberry, red fruit, brick, leather and forest undergrowth on the palate, surprisingly lively and fresh considering the age but beautifully textured thanks to it.

It's just acidic enough, mouth-filling, and direct. All of the secondaries and tertiaries are immaculate and concentrated but feel very natural, unforced. The 1978 has been drinking for a considerable portion of time, which shows mostly in its settled tannins and layered structure. It's definitely not done yet, though, enriched by maturity rather than slowed down by it.

It rewards developed taste but doesn't require it, perfect for those who prefer their drinks seasoned, ripe and fully-integrated, as well as those who simply want a high-quality, luscious Bordeaux.

A big bottle of this delicious vintage will accompany any food (especially beef and other meat) and satisfy even the pickiest members of your inner circle, at least to a greater extent than a smaller bottle would.

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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 1978
Format 1.5L
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
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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