The first vintage of this wine - 1997 - was chosen over 1st growth Bordeaux and other top-notch red wines by international wine experts in multiple blind tastings, putting this rich, opulent, smooth, complex and very, very special wine on the international map. The flagship wine of the 115-year-old family-owned Catena wine empire, it’s made from hand selected grapes from individual old vines and rows from different locations and altitudes (from 3,000' to 5,000') and at different ripeness levels. The blend is different every year and 2011 is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Malbec. The over 200 individual selections are separately micro-vinified, then aged 24 months in the finest French oak barrels and finally meticulously blended. The resultant wine completely captivates and grabs a hold of your senses - it blew me away. The smooth, pretty, and ripe aromas of raspberry, incense, and spicy leather pour out of the glass and you quickly realize that this indeed a very special wine. The magnificently deep and powerful palate explodes in the mouth, with smooth, intense, fruit of exceptional depth and focus. Extremely smooth, the spicy blackberry, rich cassis, plum with an overlay of tobacco smoothly coat the palate and lead to a long, smooth and strong finish, with wonderfully refined tannins from the Lafite’s best cooperage in the world and oh-so-smooth richness. This 2011 has been released along with the 2009 and 2010 at a special price - usually $99.99 - now $79.99 - and in a special vertical three pak in a wooden case with a glossy brochure (on which we're offering an additional discount vs the individual bottle price - $219.99). Only six bottles available - DON'T MISS THIS!