*5R* 2002 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac (Bordeaux, FR)

Weight: 5R

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon   Merlot   Cabernet Franc 

Region: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

94 points, The Wine Advocate

'A brilliant offering and a candidate for wine of the vintage, this is classic Lafite that reminded me somewhat of the 1976, although the vintage conditions were completely different. This is a medium-weight, quintessentially elegant style of Lafite with notes of lead pencil shavings/graphite along with black currants, plums, and crushed rocks/mineral. Wonderfully pure, dense, with a deep ruby/purple color and loads of fruit, definition, and a long finish, this is a brilliant, elegant Lafite Rothschild that builds incrementally in the mouth and has more power and density than it initially seems.' - Robert Parker Jr.