Domaines Barons de Rothschild [Lafite] 2009 Bordeaux Rouge, Bordeaux

AUD$20 from Nicks Wine Merchants. This is an entry level wine from a stellar vintage which would typically sell for under a tenner in euro currency. A blend of Cabernet Suavignon with Merlot, with some Cabernet Franc. Annual production of ~50,000 cases. Notes of blackcurrants mingled with mulberry bush, anise and sweet spice. This med+ bodied wine has a silky texture, and the soft well-integrated tannins makes this easy drinking. Flavour-wise it has clean precise dark berry flavours with a spicy finish, but remains undoubtedly a simplistic wine. Have with spicy charcuterie. Drink now – 2013. 86/100.


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