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Fine Wine Online Auction<br/>February 20 - 28, 2017
Fine Spirits Online Auction<br/>February 20 - 28, 2017
Fine Wine Online Auction - February 20 - 28, 2017
CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2000
Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé
Since I gave this wine a perfect score, I suppose some could see this as a downgrade. I found everything still there for a perfect rating, but I was just struck by how tight and backward the wine was. A blend of 93.3% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, the wine still has a dark ruby/purple color and an extraordinarily youthful nose of graphite, black currants, sweet, unsmoked cigar tobacco, and flowers. The wine is rich, medium to full-bodied, but has that ethereal elegance and purity that is always Lafite. I originally predicted that it would first reach maturity in 2011, but I would push that back by 5-7 years now, although it has 50-60 years of life in front of it. Owners of this beauty are probably best advised to forget it for 5 years. Tasted next to a 1996 several days after the 2000 tasting, the 1996, which is a perfect wine, was far closer to full maturity than the 2000. 98 WS 98 WA
5 bts. per lot $7,500 - $8,700
TIME LEFT: 6 days, 4 hours, 50 minutes
(2/28/2017 7:30:00 PM EST)
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