Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 2000

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe
100 points Robert Parker

Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 13%

Price:

£1,395.00

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Description

The 2000 Lafite Rothschild is one of the legendary wines of the great 2000 vintage.

Critical Acclaim
I expected the 2000 Lafite Rothschild to be much too young, but I was blown away by how it performed at this meal. A classic Lafite with notes of lead pencil shavings and black currants as well as a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, it possessed striking intensity as well as aromatics. The wine seemed more evolved than I remember, but it is still an adolescent in terms of maturity. This beautiful, rich, full offering is a stunning achievement.
Score: 100 Robert Parker, Hedonists Gazette, July 2013

Subtle aromas of currants, leather, tobacco and cedar. Classic cigar box nose, with fruit. Full-bodied, with an amazing texture of silky, ripe tannins. This wine completely coats your palate, but caresses it at the same time. This is the best young Lafite ever made. A triumph. Best after 2012. 18,000 cases made. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2003
Score: 100-/100Wine Spectator

Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 2000 tasting in London. This is much more closed than the Chateau Margaux 2000, stubborn and obdurate at first and then opening up with some vigorous swirling, leather and sous-bois, cigar box, a little subdued but awakening slowly. Classic, classic Pauillac. Lafite? (Written before identity was revealed.) The palate is medium-bodied, quite linear with fine tannins, not giving much away towards the finish that has some lovely fresh, vibrant brambly red-berried fruit with a touch of crushed stone and tobacco. Stunning delineation and poise, plus awesome, ethereal length. Excellent. Drink 2015-2050. Tasted March 2010. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com
Score: 96-/100Neal Martin

Condition

Excellent

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