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1997 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac
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  89-93
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 90
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 92
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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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1997 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac

Producer: Chateau Lafite-Rothschild
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Pauillac

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89-93 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 1998

Very good deep red color. Complex aromas of black cherry, currant, chocolate, herbs, licorice and tobacco leaf. Fairly sweet and dense on the palate, with very good concentration and firm acidity for the year. This is aged in 100% new oak, but the wood is very much in the background. Finishes very long and subtle, with excellent grip and a suggestion of earthy terroir

90 Points | Wine Spectator
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Exquisite
08/05/2001
by Hess Collection
This was an excellent wine for the price. The bottle I drank was exactly as described but Reserve Speciale. Is it the same?
Four and a Half star?
11/19/2000
by timothylin_10023
Deep, dark red with a hint of chocolate and raisin. Good tannin but the oakiness is behind the palate. Fairly complex and classic. Bought for $100. Worth a try!!

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