Château Lafite-Rothschild 2000

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Parker : 98+ / 100
J. Robinson : 18,5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
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.
BordeauxPauillac
Country
France

Alcohol
12.5

J. Robinson
18,5

R. Gabriel
19

Wine Spectator
100

Dessert wine
No

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pauillac

Color
Red

Producer
Château Lafite-Rothschild

Classification
1er cru classe

Parker
98+

Allergens
Contains sulphites