Château Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac Premier Grand Cru Classé France Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc 2003

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Aromas of sweet tobacco, berry and chocolate follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a medium finish. Slightly hollow midpal... Read more

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 as... Read more

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External Reviews for Château Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac Premier Grand Cru Classé France Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/25/2009

Aromas of sweet tobacco, berry and chocolate follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a medium finish. Slightly hollow midpalate but very nicely done. Second wine of Lafite. Best after 2007. 20,000 cases made. (JS) Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Carruades de Lafite 750ml


External Review
02/14/2011

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.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/17/2009

Subtle, complex aromas of berries, licorice and currants. Full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long finish. Very well-integrated wine. Lovely stuff. Wonderful length and finesse. Best after 2012. 20,000 cases made. (JS) Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Lafite-Rothschild 1500ml


Ratings & Tags for Château Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac Premier Grand Cru Classé France Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc

191279 Snooth User: mitoubab
rated this wine
4.50 5
06/19/2009

753786 Snooth User: patpos
rated this wine
5.00 5
02/01/2011

rated this wine
5.00 5
11/23/2008

rated this wine
2.00 5
02/06/2008

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Parker review: 'A modern day version of the 1959 Lafite...it represents a ripe version of the<br/>essence of Lafite-Rothschild. Dense purple-colored, with classic notes of<br/>graphite intertwined with melted licorice, creme de cassis, smoke, and flowers,<br/>it reveals extraordinary richness, opulence, power, purity, intensity, and<br/>viscosity. Whether this wine will close down or not is questionable as it is<br/>somewhat atypical given its sweetness and softness. Analytically, there are<br/>extremely high tannins, which I suspect will assert themselves in the future.<br/>Production in 2003 was less than half of normal. Anticipated maturity:<br/>2010-2050.' <br/>(Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Apr-2006)

Parker review: 'A modern day version of the 1959 Lafite...it represents a ripe version of the<br/>essence of Lafite-Rothschild. Dense purple-colored, with classic notes of<br/>graphite intertwined with melted licorice, creme de cassis, smoke, and flowers,<br/>it reveals extraordinary richness, opulence, power, purity, intensity, and<br/>viscosity. Whether this wine will close down or not is questionable as it is<br/>somewhat atypical given its sweetness and softness. Analytically, there are<br/>extremely high tannins, which I suspect will assert themselves in the future.<br/>Production in 2003 was less than half of normal. Anticipated maturity:<br/>2010-2050.' <br/>(Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Apr-2006)

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