About Chateau Lafite-Rothschild
Chateau Lafite-Rothschild has been sitting at the top of Bordeaux wine lists since the 17th century. Purchased by the Rothschild family in 1868, Lafite has seen it all over the years, from epidemics of phylloxera to German occupation during World War II. Today, Lafite continues to produce some of the finest, and most expensive, wines in the world.
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93 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2004
($150-$179) Bright red-ruby. Sexy aromas of raspberry, cedar, coconut, minerals, lead pencil, chocolate and tobacco leaf. Juicy, lively and penetrating, with sharply delineated flavors of blackberry, raspberry and rose petal. Boasts the classic inner-mouth energy of this great first growth, but also grew increasingly silky with extended aeration. Finishes with tongue-coating tannins and superb lift.
94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Great bottle of wine
Some day treat yourself to a bottle. You deserve the best. Truely one of the best bottles that I have consumed in years. I got mine a t a store in Jacksonville, NC. Wines & Wares. They had a bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 1998 that I wanted also but could only afford one. Treat yourself someday. Just traveling through and found that great little wine and beer store in Jacksonville. Thanks Guys.
by The Accountant
Enjoyed at 1 North Belmont as part of a fantastic meal. Thanks Manny
Not too bad, it tastes real good, tastes real good like a good bottle should!
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early and still awesome
great today and tomorrow; a fantastic, and quite frankly, unbelievable wine
and people think I'm kidding when I say its better than sex.
The color of Dorothy's Ruby Slippers..Seriously.
What's the 2000 gonna taste like?
Silk and finesse
Deep, black red, the liquid resembles a thin jelly - it looks alive as I swirl the wine around the glass. The nose is described with overwhelming elegance, layering without the end, sweet herbs, smoke, just a perfect amount of oak, terroir of gods, leather, tobacco it all seems magical.
This is a medium body wine, impeccably made, the acids offer sweetness Ive never experienced and the soft, velvety texture is irresistible. I only had a glass full and tasted it after two hours or so after opening, but another smell from a glass after 1/2 an hour more revealed enormous bouquet. This is a terrific wine! My rating comes with a question mark as I can only dream of what a 100 points must be like.
Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.
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