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Château-Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac 2003

$1,299.00

SKU 23455

750ml

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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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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Brand Château-Lafite-Rothschild
Alcohol/vol 12.9%
  • we97

Wine EnthusiastThis 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
  • ws96

Wine SpectatorSubtle, 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