Lafite Rothschild 1999

91-95 rating
91-95 review

650,00 incl VAT: 786,50

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Specification

Country

Region

Sub Region

Bottling

Estate Bottled

Type of Wine

Red wine

Year

Bottle size

0.75 L

Packaging

Loose

Rating

95

Reviewer

Robert Parker

Label

gl

Capsule

good condition

Level

neck

The 1999 Lafite Rothschild sports an engraved ‘1999’ on the bottle along with an eclipse to mark that significant historical event of August, 1999. It is a quintessential offering from Lafite Rothschild. This prodigious wine is both elegant and intensely flavored, and almost diaphanous in its layers that unfold with no heaviness. An opaque ruby/purple color is accompanied by a complex bouquet of lead pencil, graphite, cedar, creme de cassis, toast, and vanilla. It is medium-bodied, with extravagant layers of richness yet little weight, and a finish that is all sweetness, ripeness, and harmony. This extraordinary Lafite increasingly appears to be a modern day clone of the majestic 1953. A mere one-third of the crop made it into the grand vin! Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030.

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