Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1997 PauillacClick the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionChateau Lafite Rothschild 1997
"Only 26% of the crop made it into the final blend, resulting in only 15,000 cases of the 1997 Lafite-Rothschild. Readers should not ignore this wine because of the negative press surrounding the 1997 vintage. It boasts an opaque dense purple color in addition to a gorgeously sweet, expansive perfume of cedar wood, black currants, lead pencil, and minerals. What follows is a fat mid-palate, medium body, explosive fruit and richness, soft tannin, and a velvety texture. It is a beautiful, compelling Lafite-Rothschild that can be drunk young, yet promises to evolve for 15+ years. Although one of the most forward Lafites ever tasted, it is all the more captivating because of this characteristic. Don't miss it!" (92 pts. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #128, Apr. 2000)
Estimate: $4,250 - $5,500.
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