Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 1999

Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 1999

$1,850.00

Tasted three times since bottling, the 1996 Lafite-Rothschild is unquestionably this renowned estate’s greatest wine. As I indicated last year, only 38% of the crop was deemed grand enough to be put into the final blend…

 

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Source: Issue 259 End of February 2022, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 1st Mar 2022 (RP-93)

The 1999 Lafite Rothschild is entering adolescence and beginning to show very well after an hour in the decanter. Offering up aromas of rich dark fruit mingled with cigar box, loamy soil, spices and subtle animal top notes. Medium to full-bodied, muscular and concentrated for the vintage, with lively acids and still rather youthfully assertive tannins, it's a fine effort that would rate higher if it displayed greater aromatic purity.
Drink Date: 2009 - 2039

 

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