chateau lafite rothschild 2000
5/9/2020 – CGM1967 WROTE:98 Points
Amazing stuff! We enjoyed it right out of the bottle (without decanting) and it was absolutely brilliant!
4/13/2020 – RLESHER WROTE:97 Points
Maybe not the best wine I’ve ever had but extraordinary nonetheless!
1/27/2020 – BEATLES WROTE:94 Points
Quite cool style, considering the year, still young, blackcurrant, blackberry, chocolate, some chalk in the structure.
11/14/2019 – ACYSO WROTE:95 Points
HDH annual Bordeaux tasting: Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Chicago, IL): I think this is a little more resolved and showing better than a bottle a few years ago at a similar Bordeaux tasting. Like the 2010, this is a massively-scaled wine with plenty of graphite aromas on the nose. The palate is slightly soft but well on its way to resolution. Very complex and layered, with fruit, minerality, acidity, and secondary notes of Bordeaux leather and pencil shavings all in excellent interplay. Among my favourites tonight — I love how the 2000 vintage has evolved and is drinking, and this bottle is another case in point.
11/12/2019 – HPRPHF WROTE:96 Points
Lafite Dinner 2019 (Blue Hill): “Monster”. There is some star acidity and almost lean-like uneven ripeness due to discrepancy between vineyards at harvest. Lovely showing, backward with much freshness. 96-97
2010 Chateau Carruades de Lafite 750ml
Another brilliant second wine, the 2010 Carruades de Lafite (50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42.5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot) is elegant and amazing for a second wine from Lafite. “Carruades de Lafite” is now engraved in the bottle to prevent unscrupulous sommeliers and merchants from trying to pass it off as Lafite Rothschild. The wine displays much of the same lead pencil, charcoal and black currant notes of its bigger sister, although it is forward, precocious and far less structured than the grand vin. Nevertheless, this wine, which can be drunk now, will cellar beautifully for at least 20-25 more years.” Robert Parker
VEUVE DU VERNAY ICE ROSE 750ML$16.99
Numerous and fine bubbles. Beautiful bright and vivid rosé colour. The nose supports fruity scents, with forward raspberry aromas.
Well-balanced and fleshy, this beautiful Rosé shows on the palate the same fruity flavours as the nose does. Some acidulous notes on the finish give it a pleasant freshness.
Best drunk within 1 year from purchase to enjoy freshness and fruitiness. Best served in a large wine glass over ice
NICOLAS FEUILLATTE BRUT 750ML
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Lafite Rothschild 1996 750ML
Score: 100 Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003
The 1996 Lafite Rothschild was spectacularly powerful and rich, somewhat atypically intense and concentrated for Lafite. It is a gorgeous expression of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon from this great terroir. Remarkably, only 38% of the production made it into the 1996 Lafite, and it is a wine for the ages. Still an infant, it is capable of lasting another 50 or more years. 100 points.
Score: 100 Robert Parker, Hedonists Gazette, November 2005
Tasted three times since bottling, the 1996 Lafite is unquestionably this renowned estate’s greatest wine since the 1986 and the 1982. As I indicated last year, only 38% of the crop was deemed grand enough to be put into the final blend, which is atypically high in Cabernet Sauvignon (83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot). This massive wine may be the biggest, largest-scaled Lafite I have ever tasted. It will require many years to come around, so I suspect a lot of us past the age of fifty might want to give serious consideration as to whether we should be laying away multiple cases of this wine. It is also the first Lafite to be put into a new engraved bottle (designed to prevent fraudulent imitations). The wine exhibits a thick-looking, ruby/purple colour, and a knock-out nose of lead pencil, minerals, flowers, and black currant scents. Extremely powerful and full-bodied, with remarkable complexity and for such a young wine, this huge Lafite is oozing with extract and richness, yet has managed to preserve its quintessentially elegant personality. This wine is even richer than it was prior to bottling. It should unquestionably last for 40-50 years. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2050. The wine of the vintage?
Score: 100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (122), April 1999
This is an extraordinary Lafite, possibly the finest since 1986 and 1982.The wine boasts an opaque purple color, as well as a fabulous nose of tobacco, lead pencil, minerals, and red and black currant fruit. On the palate, this is powerful, yet it has not lost any of its quintessential elegant personality. Medium to full bodied, with outstanding ripeness, layers of fruit, high tannin, sweet rather than astringent, and an exceptionally long, well-balanced finish, this wine will require a minimum of 10-15 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2014
Score: 94/96 Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (3), November 1998
The 1996 Lafite-Rothschild was remarkably deep in color considering that it is now 20 years in age. The bouquet is classic Pauillac with pencil shavings and sous-bois infusing the black fruit, masculine and a little aloof, yet focused and very well delineated. The palate is very well balanced with crisp blackberry and boysenberry fruit, spicier than I recollect, a crescendo of flavors so that it seems understated at first but fans out with a sense of confidence towards the finish. I think this still has more to give so cellar it away for another 5-8 years if you can, but otherwise this is an exemplary Lafite-Rothschild that I can envisage getting better and better in bottle, if not quite as enthralling as either Mouton-Rothschild or Château Margaux. Tasted July 2016. Drink 2020-2050
Score: 98 Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (227), October 2016
Very intense nose and very obviously intense, ripe Cabernet. Essence of 1996 though not yet comfortable to drink. Very rich and intense and focussed. Long and reverberating. Drink 2010-25
Score: 18.5 Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, September 2006 Score: 18.5+ Farr Vintners, 1996 Bordeaux Blind Tasting 8/9/2006, September 2006
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LOUIS ROEDERER NV 750ML$89.99
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