2000 Lafite Rothschild- 3L
Wine Critic Reviews:
This is utterly fascinating stuff...
|Type of Wine||Bordeaux Red|
The potential is certainly there to make a gorgeous vintage for the next generations to savour.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.
Almost black, very sensual with mysteriously herbal aura around it.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.