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1999 Château LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD

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Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 1999 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: France
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape variety: Bordeaux Blend

One bottle in P E R F E C T order.

UK WineSearcher has bottles ranging (before 20% VAT) from £547 to £584 - these ignore the Hedonism ("I saw you coming") bargain at £863...

Comments on this wine abound on the internet....below are some of them.

The 1999 Lafite Rothschild sports an engraved "1999" on the bottle along with an eclipse to mark that significant historical event of August 1999. A quintessential offering from Lafite Rothschild, this prodigious wine is both elegant and intensely flavoured and almost diaphanous in its layers that unfold with no heaviness. An opaque ruby/purple colour is accompanied by a complex bouquet of lead pencil, graphite, cedar, crème de cassis, toast, and vanilla. Medium bodied with extravagant layers of richness yet little weight and a finish that is all sweetness, ripeness, and harmony, this extroadinary 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! Anticipated maturity:2007-2030
Score: 95 Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

The 1999 Lafite (74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18.5% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 1.5% Petit Verdot) reveals the characteristics of a hot growing season. It possesses what I call concentrated finesse. The bouquet offers up aromas of lead pencil, black fruits, vanilla, and minerals. Rich yet suave, gloriously precise, and ethereal in its nicely-layered texture that floats across the palate without any heaviness, this deep, medium-bodied, impressively-endowed Lafite-Rothschild should be one of the few Lafite's that can be drunk early in life. It possesses the requisite stuffing, power, and extract level to evolve for 20 or more years. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2020+.
Score: 92/94+ Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (128), April 2000

Complex aromas of blackberries, tobacco, spices and black licorice are alluring in this full bodied claret, with a solid core of fruit and silky tannins. Long caressing finish. Superfine, well structured. Wine of the vintage. Best after 2006.
James Suckling, Wine Spectator (31/3/2), March 2002

Transparent and lively. Fresh, appetising and already swallowable. So direct and frank! This is not one of Lafite's finest, most intense productions but it's well balanced and racy. Drink 2010-2025. Date tasted 25th June 09.
Score: 18 Jancis Robinson MW, (18 Sep 09), September 2009

In our tastings Lafite was the best of the 1998 First growths and many commentators reckon that they have done it again in 1999. The wine is beautifully balanced with warm redcurrant and cranberry fruit and touches of exotic spices. Very classy and polished, Charles Chevalier has extracted beautiful ripeness.
Score: 17.5

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Payment methods: cheque and bank transfer
Returns policy: None
The wine can be collected: From postcode BA22, Somerset, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Via PARCELFORCE 48h, single bottles via Royal Mail. All packed in 'mail safe' special boxes by The Wine Box Co.
Shipping paid by: buyer
Cost of delivery: 1 bottle £12, 2 bottles £14, 3-12 bottles £16 & 13-24 bottles £20 to mainland Britain. Elsewhere, please ask for a quote. PayPal is accepted from OVERSEAS ONLY. Their fees of 5% will be invoiced.
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Other countries delivered to: Worldwide
Insurance options: None


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