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1959 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; elevated cork; low shoulder fill; light label condition issue

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

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RATINGS

*****Michael Broadbent

...a perfect beverage...

99Robert M. Parker Jr.

The super-aromatic bouquet of flowers, black truffles, cedar, lead pencil, and red fruits is followed by one of the most powerful and concentrated Lafites I have tasted. Medium to full-bodied, velvety-textured, rich, and pure

97Stephen Tanzer

...extraordinary combination of silky texture and brilliant acidity and snap...

94Wine Spectator

...still lively, youthful fruit flavors with the spicy cedar acents of maturity. Impeccably balanced and elegant, with a long finish.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Pauillac

Pauillac is Bordeaux’s most famous appellation, thanks to the fact that it is home to three of the region’s fabled first-growth châteaux, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild and Latour. Perched on the left bank of the Gironde River north of the city of Bordeaux, Pauillac is centered around the commune of Pauillac and includes about 3,000 acres of vineyards. The Bordeaux classification of 1855 named 18 classified growths, including the three above mentioned First Growths. Cabernet Sauvignon is the principal grape grown, followed by Merlot. The soil is mostly sandy gravel mixed with marl and iron. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “the textbook Pauillac would tend to have a rich, full-bodied texture, a distinctive bouquet of black currants, licorice and cedary scents, and excellent aging potential.”