1999 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux - 750ml

1999 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux - 750ml

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1999 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux - 95 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 1999
Rating 95 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Lafite-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type

Robert Parker

Rating 95 RP - 1999 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux - 95 Pts! The 1999 Lafite Rothschild sports an engraved "1999" on the bottle along with an eclipse to mark that significant historical event of August 1999. It is a quintessential offering from Lafite Rothschild. This prodigious wine is both elegant and intensely flavored and almost diaphanous in its layers that unfold with no heaviness. An opaque ruby/purple color is accompanied by a complex bouquet of lead pencil graphite cedar creme de cassis toast and vanilla. It is medium-bodied with extravagant layers of richness yet little weight and a finish that is all sweetness ripeness and harmony. This extraordinary Lafite increasingly appears to be a modern day clone of the majestic 1953. A mere one-third of the crop made it into the grand vin! RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1999
Rating 95 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Lafite-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type

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