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Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2003

Auction:
2523B
Lot:
607
Sold for:
$2,430$2,000

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 2523B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 02, 2010 4:00PM

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Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2003
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
"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. " R. Parker, 100 pts. 04/06
2 bottles
Estimate $1,600-2,400

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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, French wines, Merlot, Pauillac

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