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CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD, 2003 Sale

PAUILLAC

" The 2003 Lafite Rothschild comes as close to perfection as any of the great Lafites made over the past three decades (1982, 1986, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010). This sensational effort came in at 12.7% natural alcohol, it is made in the style of one of this estate's great classics, the 1959. Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color to the rim along with a luxurious bouquet of cedarwood, lead pencil shaving, white chocolate, cocoa and cassis. Fat, rich, opulent and full-bodied with low acidity and stunning seductiveness and complexity, this noble wine possesses a bountiful, generous, heady style. It is just coming into its plateau of maturity where it should hold for 20-25 years. This is one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage - make no mistake about that. " - Robert Parker

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION 1er Grand cru classé, Pauillac 
GRAPE VARIETIES 86% of cabernet sauvignon, 9% of merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot
AROMAS

Cedar wood, lead pencil, white chocolate, cocoa, blackcurrant

FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

Duck breast

WINEMAKING Wine ageing in 100% new barrels for 18 to 20 months
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL
The photo of the bottle is indicative. The bottle is kept in the cellars of the château or in our warehouses. Thus, the design and condition of the label may differ without altering the quality of the wine.

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CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION 1er Grand cru classé, Pauillac 
GRAPE VARIETIES 86% of cabernet sauvignon, 9% of merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot
AROMAS

Cedar wood, lead pencil, white chocolate, cocoa, blackcurrant

FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

Duck breast

WINEMAKING Wine ageing in 100% new barrels for 18 to 20 months
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL
HISTORY AND ANECDOTES
The château located in Médoc, was classified as Premier Cru in the 1855 classification, in Pauillac appellation. The Château Lafite Rothschild history started in the 13th century.. Until the 17th century, the estate was a co-lordship whose co-owners received the rents from farmers who were cultivating the lands, some of which were already dedicated to the culture of vine. Between 1670 and 1680, Jacques de Ségure structured the vineyard. In 1868, Baron James de Rothschild acquired Château Lafite.
VINEYARD DETAIL
AGRICULTURE Organic
GRAPE VARIETIES

70% of cabernet sauvignon, 25% of merlot, 3% of cabernet franc, 2% of petit verdot

VINEYARD SURFACE AREA 116 hectares
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 300,000 bottles
HARVEST Manual
SOIL

Deep and thin gravel, a sandy surface and a limestone subsoil

VINEYARD DETAIL
AGRICULTURE Organic
GRAPE VARIETIES

70% of cabernet sauvignon, 25% of merlot, 3% of cabernet franc, 2% of petit verdot

VINEYARD SURFACE AREA 116 hectares
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 300,000 bottles
HARVEST Manual
SOIL

Deep and thin gravel, a sandy surface and a limestone subsoil

HISTORY AND ANECDOTES
The château located in Médoc, was classified as Premier Cru in the 1855 classification, in Pauillac appellation. The Château Lafite Rothschild history started in the 13th century.. Until the 17th century, the estate was a co-lordship whose co-owners received the rents from farmers who were cultivating the lands, some of which were already dedicated to the culture of vine. Between 1670 and 1680, Jacques de Ségure structured the vineyard. In 1868, Baron James de Rothschild acquired Château Lafite.

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