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2003 Lafite-Rothschild 1.5L
2003 Lafite-Rothschild
France - Bordeaux - Pauillac / First Growth
Red / Bordeaux Blend
2003 Lafite-Rothschild
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Professional Reviews

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International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 126

($339-$500) Full red-ruby color. Captivating aromas of cassis, cherry, tobacco, mocha, coffee and leather, with a complicating element of dried oregano and thyme. At once silky and penetrating in the mouth, with very firm acids for the vintage giving shape and thrust to the dense flavors of currant, tobacco and iodine. Finishes with broad, dusty tannins and superb persistence. Although this appears to be built for two or three decades of life in bottle, I miss the primary fruit character and the mineral and floral high notes of the more classic vintages of this wine.

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WA
100

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 164

A modern day version of the 1959 Lafite, the 2003 Lafite Rothschild was bottled in mid-May, 2005 after achieving 12.9% natural alcohol - hardly an astonishing figure given the vintage's weather conditions. A combination of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, it represents a ripe version of the essence of Lafite-Rothschild. Dense purple-colored, with classic notes of graphite intertwined with melted licorice, creme de cassis, smoke, and flowers, it reveals extraordinary richness, opulence, power, purity, intensity, and viscosity. Whether this wine will close down or not is questionable as it is somewhat atypical given its sweetness and softness. Analytically, there are extremely high tannins, which I suspect will assert themselves in the future. Production in 2003 was less than half of normal.

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WS
96

Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

Subtle, 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. 20,000 cases made.

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Community Reviews

100

Bob Tasted On: 06/12/2013

96

David Li Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 07/15/2012

100

tiberite Trust Rating: 95 Tasted On: 07/07/2010 Site Blog: mac_h

Young (From 2014 To 2032)

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100

winefolio Trust Rating: 81 Tasted On: 03/04/2009

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JP Trust Rating: 83 Tasted On: 12/29/2008 Site Blog: http://www.ribeirasacrawine.com

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