2000 Lafite Rothschild

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

Wine Critic Reviews:

The nose is fresh, bright, and dense. With aromas of violets, minerals, spices, cool stones, mint, dark fruits, and plum skins, this is beautiful. Very much still a baby right now, it needs much more time. This is a wine for the next generation. Finesse and elegance, truly a wine that makes you contemplate life. This is not about power, there is really nothing like it. 93% Cabernet Sauvignon. Do not even think about touching this for another ten years, 2020. 15+25+25+35. Find the wine

James Suckling | 100 JS
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.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 100 RP
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 | 100 RP-HG
The 2000 Lafite-Rothschild is utterly sublime. Delicate, sensual and wonderfully nuanced, the 2000 is majestic. The purity of the fruit is simply striking.

Vinous Media | 98 VM
This is remarkably young, with a deep well of succulent black currant, fig and blackberry fruit notes that feel 10 years younger than most peers, carried by wave upon wave of velvety tannins. Despite the density and heft, there's glorious length and finesse too, with alluring black tea, smoldering charcoal and warm paving stone notes just starting to emerge. Awesome wine.--Blind 2000 Bordeaux retrospective (December 2015). Best from 2018 through 2043. 16,000 cases made.

Wine Spectator | 98 WS
| 95 W&S

Sokolin 2000 Lafite Rothschild Tasting Notes:

People say that some things in life are simply too good to be true. Well, the 2000 Lafite Rothschild is both too good and too true! Actually, saying that it's too good is quite an understatement. Anything we can say about this unsurpassed drink of the gods is an understatement - there's no other option for you but to taste it to understand what we are talking about.

By just looking at the bottle of this vintage you feel like your worries are slowly going away. This classic Bordeaux gives away a wonderful, bewitching smell of black currants, some tobacco and flowers, which makes it quite youthful and refreshing. The color is mysteriously dark, almost black - it only reveals its true self on your palate, with silky, enjoyable tannins and full-bodied, rich texture, along with some elegant, superb blackberries, plum, cherry, and some mineral tones.
More Information
Availability In Stock
Vintage 2000
Format 3L
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Lafite
Rating 100 JS
Region Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red
OWC No
Varietal Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.
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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