2000 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild

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2000 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild

The 2000 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild is a fine wine produced in France’s Bordeaux region.

It has proved valuable at auction and coveted among collectors in recent years, and is regarded as being among the finest Chateau Lafite-Rothschild vintages.

It is especially notable for having been awarded 100 out of 100 points by the influential wine critic Robert Parker.

History

Chateau Lafite-Rothschild is one of the Bordeaux First Growths in Pauillac appellation controlee, and possesses a long history of exceptional quality.

In the 17th century, the vineyards were owned by Alexandre de Segur, also proprietor of Chateau Latour. After the French revolution, the chateau was purchased by several Dutch merchants before the current owners, the Rothschild family, acquired it in 1868.

Chateau Lafite-Rothschild estate

Chateau Lafite-Rothschild is one of the largest Medoc estates, producing 15,000 to 25,000 cases per year.

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.

Experts have noted the following about Lafite wine:

  • 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.

Tasters’ scores

Professional reviewerScore
Robert Parker100
Wine Spectator93
Wine Advocate90
International Wine Cellar87-89

Notable sales

A number of cases the 2000 sold for $28,680 per case at Hart Davis Hart’s auction in November, 2010.

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