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2000 Domaines Barons de Rothschild Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, France (750ml)

2000 Domaines Barons de Rothschild Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, France (750ml)

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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. I originally predicted that it would first reach maturity in 2011, but I would push that back by 5-7 years now, although it has 50-60 years of life in front of it. Owners of this beauty are probably best advised to forget it for 5 years. Tasted next to a 1996 several days after the 2000 tasting, the 1996, which is a perfect wine, was far closer to full maturity than the 2000. " - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 98+ Points

Type: Wine
Tags: 2000, France, Red Bordeaux,

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