1985 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1985

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
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90-94 / 100

Very good

1985 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1985

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
Stock : 0 bottle
780,00 € tax incl. 650,00 € tax excl.
Stock : 0 bottle
660,00 € tax incl. 550,00 € tax excl.
Stock : 0 bottle
385,00 € tax incl. 320,83 € tax excl.
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Comment Castle: 1985 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1er cru classe, Pauillac The year 1985 marks the return set fair. The same weather conditions in 1982, namely a sun continuously from July to September, produced similar results: the thick-skinned grapes, condensed tannins and supple, with vibrant flavors. The grapes have produced wines full, velvety, very bouquets and even a bit more elegant than the 1982. The ideal time of September 1985 was an exceptional vintage, citing the same 1953 Medoc! Delicious from his youth, it should be appreciated rapidly as they age gracefully. Comments from the Castle: The 1985 vintage marks the return of Constant beautiful weather. The same climate conditions as in 1982, continuous sun from July to September produced similar results: thick skinned bunch, supple and condensed tannins, and aromas bursting. The grapes gave us whole, velvety, wines with a big bouquet, even a bit more elegant than the 1982. The ideal weather in September made 1985 an exceptional vintage, evoking even the Medoc in 1953! Delicious even in its youth, it should be quickly appreciated while aging with grace.
90 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
(09-1996)
A graceful wine with cedar, berry and cherry aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a succulent, sweet fruit finish. Delicious to drink now.Cabernet Challenge. (JS)
5 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent
(08-2000)
Delicious now but another effortless 20 years.
Features
Vintage 1985
Rating 90-94
Classification Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
Château Lafite Rothschild
Country France
Château informations
Lafite Rothschild
Lafite Rothschild

Château Lafite Rothschild1st growth in 1855, is one of Bordeaux's most famous chateaux. It shares with the greatest the top of the official classification of 1855. Located on the Pauillac appellation, the vineyard of 103 ha is divided into three parcels: the hills surrounding the Château, the Carruades plateau to the west and a parcel of 4.5 ha in the neighboring town of Saint-Estèphe. Most of the terroir is composed of fine and deep gravel mixed with Aeolian sand on a tertiary limestone bedrock. The grape varieties are 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The average age of the vineyards of the great wine is 40 years, the 20 ha of young vines (less than 10 years) being used for the development of the second wine. There are also extremely old plots of over 80 years, one called "La Gravière" dating back to 1886. The maturation of the wine is carried out for 18 to 20 months in 100% new oak barrels. Lafite Rothschild produces about 15,000 to 20,000 cases per year. The estate also produces a second wine, the Carruades de Lafite, for around 25,000 to 30,000 cases. The name of the second wine of Chateau Lafite Rothschild of the "plateau Carruades, where stood a group of plots, which was bought by the castle in the nineteenth century, and which adjoined the rump Castle. The "Carruades de Lafite" were once called "Moulin des Carruades", then take the name, Carruades de Lafite.


The mythical vintages of Chateau Lafite Rothschild are 1921, 19451959198219861988 and 2000, 2005 in recent years.

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