2000 Lafite Rothschild

- 3L
100
RP-HG
Availability: In Stock
Rating:
90% of 100
$6,675.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
16945-3-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

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...The finish lasted a whopping 72 seconds!
This is utterly fascinating stuff...

Robert Parker

More Information
Product ID 16945-3-AI
Availability In Stock
Vintage 2000
Format 3L
Color Red
Country France
Producer Lafite
Rating 100 RP-HG
Region Bordeaux
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red
OWC No
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Customer Reviews
  1. The potential is certainly there to make a gorgeous vintage for the next generations to savour.
    Product Rating
    80%
    My daughter bought this wonderful wine for a milestone birthday of mine. That would have made it a good enough drink in and of itself, but the wine was not an amateur's choice. The deeply invigorating aromas of earth and flowers were suggestions as to what would come in a sip. The beautifully unraveled forest floor with violets and leafy hues all over, rich and captivating, with a velvety texture and dreamlike except for some brief interruptions that reveal its age. The endings of phrases are the slightest bit unruly, with bursts of excitement that slip occasionally. No wonder as the wine is still so young that I don't see myself alive long enough to experience its peak. The potential is certainly there to make a gorgeous vintage for the next generations to savour.

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  2. Almost black, very sensual with mysteriously herbal aura around it.
    Product Rating
    100%
    Almost black, very sensual with mysteriously herbal aura around it. The wine won me over in a heartbeat. Its alluring violet and stone bouquet announced the stunning palate that extended into a long and detailed performance, crushed rock and fresh wood around very floral top notes and this purple, ethereal background. It sparked my imagination. The feel in mouth was appropriately delicate and flowing but the wine had such power unlike any other I have experienced before. And all of this in its adolescence - I can't even imagine the heights it will achieve in maturity. Holding on to another bottle until another decade or so.

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