2003 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Magnum - 1500ml

2003 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Magnum - 1500ml

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2003 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Magnum - 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 2003
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 1500 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Lafite-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 100 RP - 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 2003
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 1500 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Lafite-Rothschild
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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