1999 Château Lafite Rothschild
- 95 WA
- 95 WS
- 92 IWC
- 90 JR
Red Bordeaux Blend
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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92Bright, deep ruby-red. Ripe, deep aromas of currant, flowers, coconut and mint. Firm and tight, with excellent cut and precision; brisk flavors of bitter cherry, berry skin and minerals. A slightly dry-edged midweight that's best today on the long, slow-building finish. Shows an intriguing late note of faded rose.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2002
Wine Spectator | Rating: 95Complex aromas of blackberries, tobacco, spices and black licorice are alluring in this full-bodied claret, with a solid core of fruit and silky tannins. Long, caressing finish. Superfine, well-structured. 22,500 cases made.Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95The 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!Author: Robert Parker
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18Transparent and lively. Fresh, appetising and already swallowable. So direct and frank! This is not one of Lafite's finest, most intense productions but it's well balanced and racy.Author: Jancis Robinson
Self | Rating:Author: metlaw
Self | Rating: 95Drink Dates: 2007-2030Author: gm
Self | Rating: 93Drink Dates: 2008-2030Author: Thaddeus Phoenix
Self | Rating: 94Drink Dates: 2008-2030Author: Stankowski Nathan
Self | Rating: 96Author: David S515
Self | Rating: 95Deep, dark ruby color. Lovely nose of graphite, spicy dark rasberries and sweet Lafite earth. Decanted for 5 hours and it needed every bit of it to fully open. Quite thickly textured with intense dark berry fruit and a wonderful minerality on the finish. Medium-to-full bodied with excellent richness and smooth, lead-pencil infused tannins.Drink Dates: 2009-2030Author: Butler wan
Self | Rating: 90loosed body. just like a 40 years old beauty. the tannin is very smooth , with wood, mint,current taste.Author: Wang Chong
Chateau Lafite-Rothschild is one of the largest Medoc estates, producing 15,000 to 25,000 cases per year. The grand vin is composed primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon (up to 95%) with the balance divided between Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. 1994 and 1961 are exceptions, however, and consist of 99% and 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, respectively. Part of the estate's production goes to its second wine called Carruades de Lafite (previously names Moulin des Carruades) which is produced from up to 70% Cabernet, with a larger proportion of Merlot. The best vintages of Lafite include 1918, 1846, 1945, 1947, 1959, 1961, 1982, 1990, 2000, 2003, and 2005. Lafite has a balanced elegance supported by the structure of its tannins. It is both full-bodied and silky. Aromas include currant, leather, graphite and tobacco. As Lafite ages, it reveals more minerals, as well as almond, violet, and cedar.
See other similar producers:Chateau Mouton Rothschild,Chateau Petrus,Chateau Cos D'Estournel
White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of and , and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of .
is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.
The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as , , and in and . These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 3032 bottles owned
- 501 collectors
- Average collector rating: 94
(Out of 501 collectors)