Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 2003 - Domaine Franey
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 2003
SKU: 23455

Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 2003

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750ml
$1,299.00

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The climatic year was marked by an exceptional heat wave the first fortnight of August with temperatures exceeding 40°C together with low rainfall throughout the vegetative cycle. When tasted during the 'Futures', the wine proved to be particularly rich, intense and unctuous with nice rounded tannins that offered a convivial side to the wine at this very early stage. 

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  • we97

This is a splendid wine. Yes, it is more powerful than the usual aristocratic Lafites, but it still manages to retain a special air of great elegance and presence. The fruits are black, the tannins immensely powerful, the flavors are of black figs, dates, cocoa. At the end, there is a vibrant acidity that shows through, which promises a great life for this great wine.

Roger Voss, May 1, 2006
Wine Spectator
  • ws96

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.

James Suckling, March 31, 2006