2003 Lafite Rothschild

- 750 ml
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A modern day version of the 1959 Lafite...Dense purple-colored, with classic notes of graphite intertwined with melted licorice, creme de cassis, smoke, and flowers, it reveals extraordinary richness, opulence, power, purity, intensity, and viscosity...Production in 2003 was less than half of normal...

Robert Parker

Sokolin 2003 Lafite Rothschild Tasting Notes:

Remember how the Sleeping Beauty touched the spindle and fell into a hundred-year-long sleep? You will not fall asleep after you have a glass of the 2003 Lafite Rothschild but you will most certainly feel like you're in a place between dreams and reality, like you're sleepwalking, looking for more of this magical elixir. It's so enchanting that it'll keep you under its spell forever. No other wine will ever be good enough to replace this sensational Lafite, worthy of its appellation and a more than decent representative of its house.

Despite the summer of 2003 having been terribly hot, the prevalent Cabernet Sauvignon managed to turn into a superb drink that doesn't leave anyone indifferent. With a fantastic maturity period and aging potential, this wine has only reached its peak, so it would be a shame to miss out on this bottle if you have a chance to grab it.

Make no mistake - this Lafite is absolutely remarkable in every single aspect. It's announced by deep crimson color, typical for Cabernet Sauvignon blends, which also shows its face in the bouquet and on the palate. On the nose, you'll enjoy the scents of cedar, sweet cassis, some chocolate and cocoa, as well as plum and iris. The palate is impossible to erase from your memory once the first drops slide to your taste buds: an elegant, but lively combination of sweet figs, black fruits, cocoa, and low acidity, along with impressive depth and complexity, and wonderful, prolonged aftertaste.

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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2003
Format 750 ml
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 RP
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
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.
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