1953 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux - 750ml

1953 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux - 750ml

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1953 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux - 100 Pts

Château Lafite Rothschild is a wine estate in the Pauillac region of the Médoc, producing one of the most sought-after and expensive red wines in the world. Lafite Rothschild is known for its perfume, elegance, finesse and harmony, in contrast to the more powerful Latour and Mouton Rothschild. Nevertheless, great vintages can age for 50 years or more.

The estate began to earn its reputation as a winemaking property in the late 1600s; by the second half of the following century it was known as "The King's Wine" at Versailles, and had a strong following in London. The acclaim did not diminish and in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification Lafite was ranked a first growth. It was bought by Baron James de Rothschild in 1868. Throughout much of the 20th Century, despite many sublime wines, Lafite Rothschild was regarded as an inconsistent producer but since the mid-1990s it has become more reliable – in fact, it regularly makes claims for wine of the vintage.


Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1953
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Lafite-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 100 RP - 1953 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux - 100 Pts On two occasions I rated the 1953, 100 and on another occasion nearly perfect. According to some old-timers the wine has been fully mature for almost 30 years. It possesses that extraordinary Lafite fragrance of minerals lead pencil cedar and spice. It is velvety-textured wonderfully round and sweet but so well-delineated and balanced. Tasted 5 Times With Consistent Notes On two occasions I rated the 1953 100 and on another occasion nearly perfect. According to some old-timers the wine has been fully mature for almost 30 years. It possesses that extraordinary Lafite fragrance of minerals lead pencil cedar and spice. It is velvety-textured wonderfully round and sweet but so well-delineated and balanced. It is best purchased today in magnum and larger formats unless you can be assured the wine came from a cold cellar and has not been traded frequently. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1953
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Lafite-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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