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Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2000, 100 RP points.

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11 4 £535.00 3677 days ago
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closed 27/06/2009, 12:18 PM

Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 2000 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape variety:

In the words of Parker: '
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. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2050. 100 points.'

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This single bottle was bought at Sothebys auction within the last 12 months (receipt available). It is absolutely pristine and has been stored in my wine fridge since purchase.

Shipping details


Payment methods: bank transfer
Returns policy: Not specified
The wine can be collected: From postcode W1J , United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Royal mail Registered delivery
Shipping paid by: buyer
Cost of delivery: 10 pounds
Delivers to UK
Other countries delivered to: UK only


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