05-02-2013 05-02-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2649B Boston
May 2, 2013 6:00PMCalender
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2000

$19,520$16,000
Auction: Fine Wines - 2649B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 02, 2013 6:00PM

Description:

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2000
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
"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." R. Parker, 98+ pts. 06/10
12 bottles (owc)
Estimate $15,000-20,000


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