Sunday, August 26, 2012

Updated Review: **+ $$ Barons De Rothschild Lafite Reserve Speciale, 2006, France - Review and Rating


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Review: Well, how exciting - Barons de Rothschilds Lafite at a reasonable price - and a "Reserve Speciale" at that!! Or so, that's what many folks think. Please don't be confused with Chateau Lafite Rothschild, which will run you several hundred dollars a bottle.

The Reserve Speciale is a decidedly more budget-friendly wine, from the haut-Medoc area of France. Let's see how it stacks up...

Original tasting notes, February, 2009: 

In the glass, it is mid deep red. On the nose, the aroma is of sweet red plums. Flavor is consistent - a simple impression of sweet red plums. Tone is generally light, acidic, little tannins or finish. OK, but I won't seek it out again - so that's two stars out of five on the Spirit of Wine scale.
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Updated review, over three years later, August, 2012:   Deep burgundy in the glass.  Soft nose, classic with plums.  Gentle fruit is accompanied by a clean mineral overtone, adding a plus to the two stars.

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