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Lafite, 2000

Region: Bordeaux, Appelation: Pauillac, Colour: Red
Storage status: Duty paid
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Number of bottles: 1 x 75cl Bottle
Price per bottle: £1450.00 (GBP)

Lafite, 2000

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Lafite 2000 fine wine
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Tasting notesLafite 2000 fine wine
Since I gave this wine a perfect score, I suppose some could see this as a downgrade. I found everything still there for a perfect rating, but I was just struck by how tight and backward the wine was. A blend of 93.3% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, the wine still has a dark ruby/purple color and an extraordinarily youthful nose of graphite, black currants, sweet, unsmoked cigar tobacco, and flowers. The wine is rich, medium to full-bodied, but has that ethereal elegance and purity that is always Lafite. I originally predicted that it would first reach maturity in 2011, but I would push that back by 5-7 years now, although it has 50-60 years of life in front of it. Owners of this beauty are probably best advised to forget it for 5 years. Tasted next to a 1996 several days after the 2000 tasting, the 1996, which is a perfect wine, was far closer to full maturity than the 2000.
Robert Parker
Score: 98
The opaque purple-colored 2000 Lafite Rothschild has put on weight during its elevage. Despite the fact the fact that it is 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and only 7% Merlot, it is the essence of Lafite, a fuller, riper, more concentrated, and muscular version of the 1999 and 1998. While the 2000 does not yet reveal the aromatic complexity of the 1999, it boasts layers of concentration as well as phenomenal purity and personality. The finish lasts more than a minute. It is a compelling effort (only 46% of the crop made it into Lafite) from what is undoubtedly the greatest vintage Bordeaux has enjoyed from a perspective of the number of prodigous wines produced. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2050. Score: 100 Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003
Robert Parker
Score: 100
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. Score: 100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003
Robert Parker
Score: 100
Dark crimson with relatively pale rim. Fragrant yet savoury - high toned nose you would either love or loathe. Again the acidity is the notable feature with the tannins just emerging on the end of the palate - rather more evident than in the Margaux in fact. This one's a nervy racehorse, dying to be allowed to gallop off into the distance. Quite stodgy tannins on the finish. A real long distance runner. Drink 2012-2029. Date tasted 16th Oct 07.
Jancis Robinson
Score: 18
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