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    Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

    Ratings

    • RP100
    • WE97
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 100 The Wine Advocate, 97 Wine Enthusiast, 96 Wine Spectator

    Region: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Item no. 87574

    Winemaker's Notes:

    "A modern day version of the 1959 Lafite, the 2003 Lafite Rothschild was bottled in mid-May, 2005 after achieving 12.9% natural alcohol – hardly an astonishing figure given the vintage's weather conditions. A combination of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, it represents a ripe version of the essence of Lafite-Rothschild. 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. Whether this wine will close down or not is questionable as it is somewhat atypical given its sweetness and softness. Analytically, there are extremely high tannins, which I suspect will assert themselves in the future. Production in 2003 was less than half of normal. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2050."
    100-Point Rating.
    - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

    Critical Acclaim:

    This is a splendid wine. Yes, it is more powerful than the usual aristocratic Lafites, but it still manages to retain a special air of great elegance and presence. The fruits are black, the tannins immensely powerful, the flavors are of black figs, dates, cocoa. At the end, there is a vibrant acidity that shows through, which promises a great life for this great wine.

    97 Points
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