Château Lafite Rothschild 2003 (12)
Lot 1901
Château Lafite Rothschild 2003 (12)
Sold for HK$ 77,350 (US$ 9,979) inc. premium

Lot Details
Château Lafite Rothschild 2003 (12)
Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé

12 bottles owc

"A modern day version of the 1959 Lafite, the 2003 Lafite Rothschild was bottled in mid-May, 2005 after achieving 12.9% natural alcohol – hardly an astonishing figure given the vintage's weather conditions. Dense purple-colored, with classic notes of graphite intertwined with melted licorice, creme de cassis, smoke, and flowers, it reveals extraordinary richness, opulence, power, purity, intensity, and viscosity. Whether this wine will close down or not is questionable as it is somewhat atypical given its sweetness and softness. Analytically, there are extremely high tannins, which I suspect will assert themselves in the future. Production in 2003 was less than half of normal. (100pts WA)

「......可以稱為1959年拉斐現代版,這瓶2003年份的拉斐在2005年五月中酒精濃度達12.5%才裝瓶,根據當年的氣候並不是很精采。濃郁的紫色、配合典形的石墨交集溶解了的甘草、黑醋栗、煙草和花香,慢慢帶出獨特豐厚口感,濃郁、純淨、和一點黏性的酒質。這佳釀的甜度和輕柔並非酒莊典型的酒質,到底會否逐漸變得暗淡值得商榷。它的單寧甚強,但我估計將會變得溫和。這年份的產量比正常少了一半。」(《葡萄酒倡導家》Robert Parker評分:100)
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