1999 Château Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac
Château Lafite Rothschild Description
This vintage has a woody and spicy bouquet, with a structured palate. It is balanced and elegant, with a long finish on echoes of berries and currants.
Wine Spectator: 95 Points
"Super aromas of currants, berries and tobacco, with hints of cedar and vanilla. Full-bodied yet very balanced, with plenty of superfine tannins and a long, long finish. Wine of the vintage for the Medoc? Certainly very close."
Wine Advocate: 95 Points
The 1999 Lafite Rothschild sports an engraved "1999" on the bottle along with an eclipse to mark that significant historical event of August, 1999. It is a quintessential offering from Lafite Rothschild. This prodigious wine is both elegant and intensely flavored, and almost diaphanous in its layers that unfold with no heaviness. An opaque ruby/purple color is accompanied by a complex bouquet of lead pencil, graphite, cedar, creme de cassis, toast, and vanilla. It is medium-bodied, with extravagant layers of richness yet little weight, and a finish that is all sweetness, ripeness, and harmony. This extraordinary Lafite increasingly appears to be a modern day clone of the majestic 1953. A mere one-third of the crop made it into the grand vin! Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030.
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