RP 95 pts! 1999 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Bordeaux MAGNUM

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1999 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac
1.5L Magnum

 
“Arguably the Best Wine in the
World”

Ratings:    

Robert Parker:  95

Wine Spectator:  94

Bottle Size:

1500 mL

Storage History:

Stored on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 75% humidity since purchase

Condition:

Absolutely flawless. Perfect label, capsule and fill level. In fact, the fill level is up to the foil on this amazing specimen.

Tasting Notes:

The 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.”

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.”

History:

Situated
in the great wine-producing village of Pauillac in the Médoc region to
the north-west of Bordeaux, the estate was the property of Gombaud de
Lafite in 1234. In the 17th century, the property of Château Lafite was
purchased by the Ségur family, including the 16th century manor house
that still stands. Although vines almost certainly already existed on
the site, around 1680, Jacques de Ségur planted the majority of the
vineyard. In the early 18th century, Nicolas-Alexandre, marquis de Ségur
refined the wine-making techniques of the estate, and introduced his
wines to the upper echelons of European society. Before long he was
known as the “Wine Prince”, and the wine of Château Lafite called “The
King’s Wine” thanks to the influential support of the Maréchal de
Richelieu. Towards the end of the 18th century, Lafite’s reputation was
assured and even Thomas Jefferson visited the estate and became a
lifelong customer.

Following
the French Revolution, the period known as Reign of Terror led to the
execution of Nicolas Pierre de Pichard on 30 June 1794, bringing an end
to the Ségur family’s ownership of the estate which became public
property. In 1797 the vineyards were sold to a group of Dutch merchants.

The
first half of the 19th century saw Lafite in the hands of the
Vanlerberghe family and the wine improved more, including the great
vintages of 1795, 1798 and 1818. On 8 August 1868, the Château was
purchased by Baron James Mayer Rothschild for 4.4 million francs, and
the estate became Château Lafite Rothschild. Baron James, however, died
just three months after purchasing Lafite. The estate then became the
joint property of his three sons: Alphonse, Gustave, and Edmond.

The
20th century has seen periods of success and difficulty, coping with
post-phylloxera vines, and two world wars. During the Second World War
the Château was occupied by the German army, and suffered heavily from
plundering of its cellars. Succeeding his uncle Élie de Rothschild,
Lafite has been under the direction of Eric de Rothschild since 1974.

The
record price at auction for a bottle of wine ($156,000) was for a 1787
Chateau Lafite which was once thought to be owned by Thomas Jefferson.

Recently
the 2008 vintage produced a world wide increase in price of over 125%
in 6 months from release, which in turn has come to push some Asian
countries to the top of the list of worldwide markets in which
investment grade wine is purchased.

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