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  • Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac 2008 750ml

Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac 2008 750ml

1,624 SGD
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Vintage
2008
Type
Red Wine
Format
750ml
Rating
Robert Parker 98
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Description

A candidate for the -wine of the vintage,- the 2008 should have been purchased before it began to soar in value because of the significance of the number 8 in the Chinese culture (denoting good luck). Representing 40% of the production, this blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc offers aromas of high quality unsmoked cigar tobacco, lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, earth, cedar and asphalt. Full, rich and stunningly concentrated, I doubt it is inferior to the 2010, just more classic as well as slightly more forward and a degree weaker in alcoholic potency (12.5% versus 13.5%). The 2008 should be relatively drinkable in 6-10 years as it is already showing remarkable complexity and breed, and will last for 30-35 years...at the minimum.

Character
Body
 
Light Bold
Taste
 
Dry Sweet
Aromatics
 
Reserved Intense
  • Berries
    Flavours may include:
    Blackberry, Raspberry, Strawberry
  • Dried Fruits
    Flavours may include:
    Prune, Fig, Raisin
  • Tea
    Flavours may include:
    Eucalyptus, Mint, Jasmine
  • Toast
    Flavours may include:
    Toast, Coffee, Smoke
  • Woody
    Flavours may include:
    Cigar, Oak, Pine, Wet Woods
  • Spice
    Flavours may include:
    Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Liquorice
Pivēne's Words
The Legend of Bordeaux
Pivēne's Words
Drink Guide
Appreciating wine can be enhanced even further if its stored and served correctly.

Wine, for the most part, is a peculiar beverage and everything form the way the bottle is stored, to the way its opened; the way the cork is pulled, the decanter thats used and the glass its served in, can have an immense effect on the outcome.

The sommeliers of PIVENE recommend the following for how to get the best out of this wine;

How to Enjoy

Glassware
Bordeaux
Serving Temperature
16°C to 18°C
Decant Time
60 Minutes and More
Decant Type
Medium and Broad
Food Pairings
Beef, Lamb
Cuisine Recommendations
French

Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac 2008 750ml

1,624 SGD

Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac 2008 750ml

1,624 SGD