1959 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1959

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1959 Zoom

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95-100 / 100

Excellent

1959 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1959

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 

Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
3 580,00 € tax incl. 2 983,33 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
99 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
(10-1994)
The 1959 is unquestionably the greatest Lafite-Rothschild that has approached full maturity. It remains to be seen whether vintages such as 1982, 1986, and 1990 will reach a similar height. 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, it is a testament to what this great estate can achieve when it hits the mark.
98 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
(11-1991)
Tasted from magnum. This vintage, for Lafite, deserves the reputation that '61 has. Only the '89 vintage tasted better out of 93 vintages in the tasting. Its hallmark is a minty juniper aroma backed by luscious, rich, elegant flavors of black cherry so ripe and intense that they're almost pruny. Complete and delicious.
5 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent
(12-2000)
One of the best-ever Lafites...What has it got? The extraordinary ability to exude not only an immediate cedary perfume but, very much a Lafite specialty, the way it opens up further avenues of fragrance and subtle by-paths, lingering in the mouth. Each time you pick up your glass you notice another facet of scent and taste. It also happens to be a good drink, still a perfect beverage.
98 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
(9-2007)
19 / 20
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
Very rich and vibrant. Racy. Hint of meat extract. Very complete. Sweet and juicy. Rich, together and fresh. Long. Reverberates. Long. Transparent. Complete. Dynamic.
99 / 100
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

(11-2015)

Features
Vintage 1959
Rating 95-100
Classification Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
Château Lafite Rothschild
Country France
Château informations
Lafite Rothschild
Lafite Rothschild

Château Lafite Rothschild, 1st growth in 1855, is one of Bordeaux's most famous chateaux. It shares with the greatest the top of the official classification of 1855. Located on the Pauillac appellation, the vineyard of 103 ha is divided into three parcels: the hills surrounding the Château, the Carruades plateau to the west and a parcel of 4.5 ha in the neighboring town of Saint-Estèphe. Most of the terroir is composed of fine and deep gravel mixed with Aeolian sand on a tertiary limestone bedrock. The grape varieties are 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The average age of the vineyards of the great wine is 40 years, the 20 ha of young vines (less than 10 years) being used for the development of the second wine. There are also extremely old plots of over 80 years, one called "La Gravière" dating back to 1886. The maturation of the wine is carried out for 18 to 20 months in 100% new oak barrels. Lafite Rothschild produces about 15,000 to 20,000 cases per year. The estate also produces a second wine, the Carruades de Lafite, for around 25,000 to 30,000 cases. The name of the second wine of Chateau Lafite Rothschild of the "plateau Carruades, where stood a group of plots, which was bought by the castle in the nineteenth century, and which adjoined the rump Castle. The "Carruades de Lafite" were once called "Moulin des Carruades", then take the name, Carruades de Lafite.


The mythical vintages of Chateau Lafite Rothschild are 1921, 19451959198219861988 and 2000, 2005 in recent years.

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