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  • Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac 2000 750ml

Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac 2000 750ml

2,943 SGD
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Vintage
2000
Type
Red Wine
Format
750ml
Rating
Robert Parker 100
Description

Well, well, well - Lafite Rothschild does it again. Ever since manager Charles Chevalier was transferred from his beloved Sauternes property of Rieussec (also owned by the Rothschilds) to Lafite in 1994, there has been a succession of profound wines to emerge from this noble estate. The 2000 Lafite Rothschild, a blend of 93.3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.7% Merlot (only 36% of the crop made the grade) has an opaque ruby/purple color, followed by an extraordinary aromatic expression of liquid minerals/stones interwoven with the tell-tale graphite notes, mulberry, black currants, caramel, and tobacco. In the mouth, it is remarkably light on its feet, but somehow seems to pack intense flavors into layer upon layer of fruit and richness that cascade over the palate. A compelling wine, with extraordinary precision, great intensity, and a seamlessness in spite of what are obviously elevated levels of tannin, this wine was provocatively open and beautiful when tasted in January and February, but I am sure it will soon close down. The finish lasted a whopping 72 seconds! This is utterly fascinating stuff. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2050.

Character
Body
 
Light Bold
Taste
 
Dry Sweet
Aromatics
 
Reserved Intense
  • Berries
    Flavours may include:
    Blackberry, Raspberry, Strawberry
  • Stone Fruits
    Flavours may include:
    Peach, Apricot, Plum
  • Dried Fruits
    Flavours may include:
    Prune, Fig, Raisin
  • Floral
    Flavours may include:
    Rose, Violet, Elderflower
  • Tea
    Flavours may include:
    Eucalyptus, Mint, Jasmine
  • Nutty
    Flavours may include:
    Almond, Chestnut, Coconut
  • Spice
    Flavours may include:
    Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Liquorice
Pivēne's Words
The Legend of Bordeaux
Pivēne's Words
Drink Guide
Appreciating wine can be enhanced even further if its stored and served correctly.

Wine, for the most part, is a peculiar beverage and everything form the way the bottle is stored, to the way its opened; the way the cork is pulled, the decanter thats used and the glass its served in, can have an immense effect on the outcome.

The sommeliers of PIVENE recommend the following for how to get the best out of this wine;

How to Enjoy

Glassware
Bordeaux
Serving Temperature
16°C to 18°C
Decant Time
Ready to Drink
Food Pairings
Beef, Lamb
Cuisine Recommendations
French

Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac 2000 750ml

2,943 SGD

Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac 2000 750ml