2000 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Bordeaux - 100 pts - OWC 6 x 750ml

2000 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Bordeaux - 100 pts - OWC 6 x 750ml

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2000 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 2000
Rating 100 RP/ 100 WS
Bottle Size 6 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 6
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Lafite-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 100 RP - Well well well - Lafite Rothschild does it again. Ever since manager Charles Chevalier was transferred from his beloved Sauternes property of Rieussec (also owned by the Rothschilds) to Lafite in 1994 there has been a succession of profound wines to emerge from this noble estate. The 2000 Lafite Rothschild a blend of 93.3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.7% Merlot (only 36% of the crop made the grade) has an opaque ruby/purple color followed by an extraordinary aromatic expression of liquid minerals/stones interwoven with the tell-tale graphite notes mulberry black currants caramel and tobacco. In the mouth it is remarkably light on its feet but somehow seems to pack intense flavors into layer upon layer of fruit and richness that cascade over the palate. A compelling wine with extraordinary precision great intensity and a seamlessness in spite of what are obviously elevated levels of tannin this wine was provocatively open and beautiful when tasted in January and February but I am sure it will soon close down. The finish lasted a whopping 72 seconds! This is utterly fascinating stuff. RP Original owner case which has never been opened!

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2000
Rating 100 RP/ 100 WS
Bottle Size 6 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 6
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Lafite-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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