2003 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Imperial - 100 pts - 6000ml

2003 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Imperial - 100 pts - 6000ml

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2003 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Imperial - 100 pts!
A modern day version of the 1959 Lafite the 2003 Lafite Rothschild was bottled in mid-May 2005 after achieving 12.9% natural alcohol - hardly an astonishing figure given the vintage's weather conditions. A combination of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Merlot 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot it represents a ripe version of the essence of Lafite-Rothschild. Dense purple-colored with classic notes of graphite intertwined with melted licorice creme de cassis smoke and flowers it reveals extraordinary richness opulence power purity intensity and viscosity. Whether this wine will close down or not is questionable as it is somewhat atypical given its sweetness and softness. Analytically there are extremely high tannins which I suspect will assert themselves in the future. RP

Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 6000 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Lafite-Rothschild
Color Red
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Robert Parker

Rating 100 RP - 2003 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Imperial - 100 pts! A modern day version of the 1959 Lafite the 2003 Lafite Rothschild was bottled in mid-May 2005 after achieving 12.9% natural alcohol - hardly an astonishing figure given the vintage's weather conditions. A combination of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Merlot 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot it represents a ripe version of the essence of Lafite-Rothschild. Dense purple-colored with classic notes of graphite intertwined with melted licorice creme de cassis smoke and flowers it reveals extraordinary richness opulence power purity intensity and viscosity. Whether this wine will close down or not is questionable as it is somewhat atypical given its sweetness and softness. Analytically there are extremely high tannins which I suspect will assert themselves in the future. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 6000 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Lafite-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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