Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac 1er Cru 2003

The 2003 Lafite Rothschild comes as close to perfection as any of the great Lafites made over the past three decades (1982, 1986, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010). This sensational effort came in at 12.7% natural alcohol, it is made in the style of one of this estate’s great classics, the 1959. Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color to the rim along with a luxurious bouquet of cedarwood, lead pencil shaving, white chocolate, cocoa and cassis. Fat, rich, opulent and full-bodied with low acidity and stunning seductiveness and complexity, this noble wine possesses a bountiful, generous, heady style. It is just coming into its plateau of maturity where it should hold for 20-25 years. This is one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage – make no mistake about that. -100 Points (WA)

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$1,595.51

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Country

France

SKU

11074

Product Size

750 mL

Alcohol

12.50%

Region

Bordeaux

Sub Region

Pauillac

Grape Type

Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Sweetness

Dry

Wine Style

Vintage Year

2003

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