Fine Wine

November 27, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 493
CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2000 (1) WA 98+
  • CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2000 (1) WA 98+

493

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2000

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé
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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. June 2010 WA 98+

1 bt.    per lot $2,400 - $2,600

Realised: $3,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?