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1999 Lafite Rothschild

Colour: Red
Vintage: 1999
Appellation: Pauillac
95 (RP)
Lafite Rothschild is, without a doubt, one of the most powerful brands in the wine world. Heralded as the king among kings, this First Growth enjoys a global reputation for quality and prestige and was even purchased by Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States. With its vinegrowing history going back centuries, the property passed from the Segur family into the Rothschild family before coming into the hands of Baron James d’Rothschild in 1868. The wine itself is hugely impressive in every respect. It is one of the longest lived still wines, hugely complex when mature and massively sought after; arguably their special ‘8’ labelled bottling of the 2008 vintage was one of the key moments in the explosion of the fine wine scene in Asia and the property continues to enjoy this legacy today. However exceptional work by the current management has focused on making sure Lafite remains a wine for all collectors and lovers of great wine. Having taken over winemaking duties from Charles Chevalier, Saskia de Rothschild, alongside General Manager Jean-Guillaume Prats, make a formidable team and Lafite has a very confident future still ahead of it.

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1999 Lafite Rothschild

95 (RP)
From £6,900 Loose bottle(s) and 3/12 pack case(s) available

1999 Lafite Rothschild

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Region: Red Bordeaux
95 (RP)
HLF
1
0
0
0
£3,600
12
BTL
2
0
0
0
£6,950
12
DMAG
0
0
2
0
£7,500
3
IMP
0
0
0
3
£5,500
1
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Original Wooden Case
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4-8wk
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£8,372.14
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£9,000.00
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£4,336.07
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£6,600.00
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£8,280.00
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1999 Lafite Rothschild

95 (RP)
From £6,900 Loose bottle(s) and 3/12 pack case(s) available

1999 Lafite Rothschild

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
95 (RP)
HLF
1
0
0
0
£3,600
12
BTL
2
0
0
0
£6,950
12
DMAG
0
0
2
0
£7,500
3
IMP
0
0
0
3
£5,500
1
LiveTrade
On LiveTrade wines, as well as a selling price, we continuously quote a firm price at which we will buy the wine. These buying prices are displayed when you select the "In Bond" tab. Provided your wine is in excellent condition and stored professionally under bond, you can sell to us instantly. For even more trading options try the LiveTrade Dashboard.
CONDITION
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Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
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In-Bond
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4-8wk
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£6,540.00
Maximum 4 case(s)
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£6,950.00
1 Case(s) Available
Case (6 x 75cl)
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Original Wooden Case
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In-Bond
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£3,271.00
Maximum 8 case(s)
 
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Case (3 x 300cl)
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Repack
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Duty Paid
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In Stock
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£7,500.00
2 Case(s) Available
Case (12 x 37.5cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
In Stock
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£3,600.00
1 Case(s) Available
Bottle (600cl)
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Original Wooden Case
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Duty Paid
ETA
In Stock
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£5,500.00
3 Bottle(s) Available
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
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Duty Paid
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In Stock
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£6,900.00
1 Case(s) Available

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Tasting Notes and Scores

95

Wine Advocate

The 1999 Lafite Rothschild sports an engraved "1999" on the bottle along with an eclipse to mark that significant historical event of August, 1999. It is a quintessential offering from Lafite Rothschild. This prodigious wine is both elegant and intensely flavored, and almost diaphanous in its layers that unfold with no heaviness. An opaque ruby/purple color is accompanied by a complex bouquet of lead pencil, graphite, cedar, creme de cassis, toast, and vanilla. It is medium-bodied, with extravagant layers of richness yet little weight, and a finish that is all sweetness, ripeness, and harmony. This extraordinary Lafite increasingly appears to be a modern day clone of the majestic 1953. A mere one-third of the crop made it into the grand vin! Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030.

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #140, Apr 2002)

92

Neal Martin

Winemaker Eric Kohler recalled the 1999 Lafite-Rothschild as being born in a "sad summer." Personally, I have liked this First Growth since I first tasted it in barrel. Now 20 years old, it is beginning to show a little bricking on the rim. The bouquet is clean and detailed, with black currant, raspberry, melted tar and cedar developing in the glass (but less of the allspice that I observed in previous bottles). The palate is medium-bodied and maybe more compact than expected, possibly due to this being ex-cellar. While not a concentrated Lafite-Rothschild, it is very harmonious and elegant, brushed with a subtle pepperiness toward the finish and a tang of dried orange peel on the aftertaste. Delightful. Tasted from an ex-château bottle at the estate.

94

Wine Spectator

Delivers wonderful dark chocolate, with raspberry and currant undertones. Full-bodied, featuring soft, silky tannins and a long finish. Very tight still. Needs time. Very layered and holding back.--'89/'99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009). James Suckling

92

Stephen Tanzer

Bright, deep ruby-red. Ripe, deep aromas of currant, flowers, coconut and mint. Firm and tight, with excellent cut and precision; brisk flavors of bitter cherry, berry skin and minerals. A slightly dry-edged midweight that's best today on the long, slow-building finish. Shows an intriguing late note of faded rose.

18

Jancis Robinson

Transparent and lively. Fresh, appetising and already swallowable. So direct and frank! This is not one of Lafite's finest, most intense productions but it's well balanced and racy.

961

Wine Lister

Quality 935 | Brand 999 | Economics 953 | buzz brand
Quality: Predicted life of 17 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group for the 1999 vintage, which averages 9 years Brand: #2 Most sought after wine globally, with 87,284 searches on Wine-Searcher per month Economics: #3 most active wine at auction, its top 5 vintages having seen 4,733 75cl equivalent bottles traded in the past year Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 151,058 bottles

- www.wine-lister.com June 2017

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