The 2007 Lafite-Rothschild ripe red fruit nose is closed at first, then full and round. Following the history of the vintage, this Pauillac is lighter than usual and will likely open up sooner. It is important to note the elegant style, which seduces both the nose and the palate. The pleasant tactile effects of creamy tannins gently tickle the palate with well integrated wood and the finish. Aficionados will enjoy opening this 2007 Lafite-Rothschild earlier than usual.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits’ 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Lafite-Rothschild has an elegant cigar box bouquet, with dusky black fruit and a touch of antique bureau–just classic Lafite. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, cedar and tobacco infusing the black fruit, classic in style with a conservative yet focused finish that lingers in the mouth. This is certainly the most subtle First Growth, but one of the most refined too–a sophisticated but understated Lafite-Rothschild that will age with discrete style.