The wine is aged for 12 months in French oak (20% nw). The wooden barrels, including many of the barriques, come from the Château Lafite-Rotschild's own cooperage. The wine has an intense ruby ??red color. Rich in scent, with aromas of fresh ripe fruit, such as raspberry, cherry and plum, complemented by notes of caramel, dark chocolate, black olive and cedar. In the mouth, the firm but elegant tannins provide structure and volume. This is a powerful, expressive wine with a great freshness.