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2010 Lafite Rothschild

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2010 Lafite Rothschild from Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux

The 2010 vintage from Chateau Lafite Rothschild is a testimony to the exceptional quality that the Pauillac region is capable of producing. This particular year stands out in the estate's illustrious history; a vintage where nature and nurture seamlessly intertwined to forge a wine that captivates both connoisseur and investor alike.


A Vintage of Vigorous Vitality: The 2010 Alfresco Alchemy

The 2010 Lafite Rothschild from Chateau Lafite Rothschild emerged from a season marked by climatic generosity. The blend, primarily comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon, with additions of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, benefited from an agreeable summer that was punctuated by beneficial bouts of rain. Such conditions allowed for optimal ripeness, forging a wine that is both sumptuous and structured, tempered and tenacious.


Rare Rendezvous: Elegance Meets Exuberance

It is the hallmark balance of this 2010 vintage that differentiates it from its predecessors. One experiences a rendezvous of elegance with exuberance as the deep ruby potion reveals scents of dark fruits layered with pencil lead and subtle spice nuances, presenting a perfume that lingers like an intimate whisper in a grand hall. Upon tasting, the wine presents an authoritative palate presence, yet it dances with a deftness that defies its stature—a duality perhaps only attainable in years like this.

For investors, the 2010 Lafite Rothschild represents an opportunity to court a flagship wine at its peak potential. Not solely for pleasure, these bottles bare testament to a fortuitous year for Bordeaux—a year where everything in Pauillac's cosmos aligned to create something truly momentous.


Investment Harmony: A Vintage Worth Its Veneration

As the nights draw longer and the moments by the hearth increase, the 2010 Lafite Rothschild stands as an impeccable companion or indeed as a cornerstone of any serious investor's collection. It remains one of the district’s age-worthy wines—a cornerstone for long-term cellaring potential—already showing immense depth and complexity but promising further revelations for those patient enough to wait.

Within your curated portfolio or private reserve, allow the 2010 vintage from Chateau Lafite Rothschild to represent not just a taste experience but an emblem of vinicultural virtuosity—a worthy addition admired for both its palate prowess and promising trajectory in market maturity.

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Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Lafite Rothschild is a little mute on the nose at this stage, opening to reveal warm blackcurrants, baked plums and boysenberry scents with hints of chocolate mint, violets, cedar chest and pencil lead. Full-bodied, rich and densely packed with perfumed black fruit layers, it has a rock-solid backbone of fantastically ripe, grainy tannins and beautiful freshness, finishing very long and minerally. Still very youthful!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 5 March 2020


This is shy and not giving its all at the moment. Yet it is full and intense with a tightly intertwined tannic and fruit structure. Ethereal blackberry, currant, cedar, and nutty flavors. Dried flowers too. Cedar jewel box smell comes out with time. Great finish. So, so long and harmonious. Try in 2018.

James Suckling -, November 14th 2013


The Lafite-Rothschild 2010 is a blend of 87.2% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot. It has a very sophisticated bouquet that demands a little more encouragement compared to the Mouton-Rothschild tasted earlier on this day. But it is worth the effort as it reveals wonderful graphite infused black fruit that boast bewitching focus and delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy, firm tannins that encase some fabulous, exuberant Cabernet Sauvignon: blackberry, a touch of fresh date, Christmas cake and kirsch. It is extremely well focused, less flamboyant than the 2009, but utterly harmonious and “complete”. This is a future legend that will vie with the 2009 Lafite. Spellbinding! Tasted November 2012.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Mar 2013


The 2010 Lafite Rothschild, a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot (a 3% difference from the barrel sample shown two years ago), achieved relatively high alcohol of 13.32%, according to administrator Charles Chevalier. The wine is very impressive, not as fleshy, flamboyant and massive as the 2009, but nevertheless, a big, rich, full-throttle Lafite-Rothschild meant to age a half century or more. Deep purple, with notes of white chocolate, mocha, cedar and charcoal as well as hints of vanillin and creme de cassis, the wine is full-bodied yet has that ethereal lightness that makes it a Lafite. Rich, with good acidity, precision and freshness, this is a slightly zestier version of the 2009 as well as more restrained and structured than that particular vintage. It will need at least 10-12 years of cellaring and keep for 50+ years.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #194 May 2011

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