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Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2003

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Lot size: 6 bottles of 750 ml each Wine type: Assorted, 2003 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape variety:

6 bottles

Parker score: 100

Parker note: 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. Production in 2003 was less than half of normal. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2050.

Other details

- bought 'en primeur'
- delivered in 2005 without OWC [only came for cases of 12 for that vintage]
- since then stored in optimal conditions in a Liebherr wine fridge

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Returns policy: no return
This wine cannot be shipped. Collection ONLY: From postcode W13 , Middlesex, United Kingdom


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