1997 Lafite Rothschild

- 750 ml
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Sokolin 1997 Lafite Rothschild Tasting Notes:

This wine is very Lafite in all the best ways possible, yet perhaps the most progressive vintage of the lot. Its opaque, purple-tinted color shows an affinity for drama, as the sweet and fragrant ambiance of black fruit, cigar, cedarwood, licorice, pencil shavings, and vague but very present minerality fills the room. It transforms in the air and seduces you in like a beautiful enchantress hiding behind veils of mouth-watering aromas and flair.

The real magic is set in motion once you taste the wine for the first time. On the palate, it's a powerhouse of dark, ripe fruit, balanced by delicate acidity and buttery tannins. The flavors are bold and the wine wonderfully focused, but never without tension, in tasteful amounts. It's highly dynamic and pulsates the whole time it spends with you, as if playing out entire acts that peak on the loveliest of cassis notes. It shrinks and expands to fill the mouth, all in a playful but sophisticated manner.

The finish is juicy and prolonged on a gunpowder note, the sight of drapes closing and sounds of deafening applause appearing in mind as the wine leaves you longing for more. There is little left to be done except grab a second bottle and rejoice in the show once again. Words can't explain this feeling, but that doesn't matter since the wine says it all on its own.

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Vintage 1997
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 92 RP
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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