2012 Château Lafite Rothschild Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
93 Antonio Galloni, Vinous (July 2015)
The 2012 Lafite-Rothschild opens with striking inner perfume. Long and beautifully persistent on the palate, the 2012 is ample and generous, but never heavy. Shades of dark red cherry and plum infusion shape the finish.
The 2012 is not an epic Lafite, but it is expressive and delicious today.
91 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (April 2015)
The 2012 Lafite Rothschild, representing only 38% of their total production, is a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance mostly Merlot. It is a very stylish, elegant, yet concentrated Lafite Rothschild with an opaque ruby/purple color, soft well-integrated tannins, nice integrated oak, acidity and alcohol. Lafites’s 2012 reveals good, opaque, ruby/purple color and plenty of lead pencil and blackcurrant fruit.
The wine is medium-bodied and should hit its prime 2020-2035.