Wine Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac AOC 1-er Grand Cru 1999
Saturated purple-ruby color.
Magnificent Château Lafite Rothschild 1999 shows a velvet texture with soft, silky tannins and a wonderfully long, elegant finish. Multi-layered bouquet reveals notes of cherry, raspberry and black currant, which are complemented by hints of chocolate, leather and minerals.
Complex aroma reveals the classic shades of graphite, cedar, chёrnosmorodinovogo liqueur, as well as toast and vanilla.
Château Lafite Rothschild perfectly complement the dishes of red meat and game, whether medallions of beef, venison with berry sauce or lamb in herbs. As a gastronomic couple also well suited foie gras, truffles, smoked, stuffed poultry, Parma ham and mature blue cheeses. Before tasting of old wines Château Lafite Rothschild is necessary to decant them for 1-2 hours, but young wines need more time to open up, so depending on the vintage is better to decant them for 2-24 hours.
The high quality of the famous wine Château Lafite Rothschild speak unnecessarily, as it is known to anyone who has the slightest idea of French wines. Just to say that according to the classification in 1855, this wine has become one of the five best red wines of Bordeaux Premier Grand Cru class and since then it occupies top positions in the hierarchy of the most prestigious wines in the world.
First wine Chateau Laffite was presented at the royal court Nicolas Alexandre de Segur in 1716 and created a furor in court circles of Versailles. It became known as the "King of Wine", and after some time it was served on the finest grand reception not only in France but also in Russia.
In 1868, Château Lafite Rothschild, Baron bought, which is very favorable effect on the further fate of the estate and as its first and second wines. Today, Château Lafite Rothschild is a 100 hectares of excellent vineyards located on the picturesque slopes Poyaka. The average age of the vines here is 40 years (because of this grape is created the first wine farm - Château Lafite Rothschild), but there are 80-year and 100-year-old residents.
Excellent quality wine is primarily due to the uniqueness of the terroir, which mainly consists of limestone soils. At Chateau born small harvests, but the grapes are rich in valuable microelements responsible for the aroma and flavor complexity of the wine. More recently, the term exposure Château Lafite Rothschild was 32-36 months, now it reduced to 18-20 months, but the wine is still stored in traditional oak barrels. In 1995, thanks to the efforts of Charles Chevalier and new technical team management quality wine Château Lafite Rothschild has reached a new, higher level that was achieved through ruthless selection of grapes, for now, only 30-40% of the crop is used to make the first wine estates. Thanks to this innovation today, Château Lafite Rothschild has even greater complexity, charm, elegance, and that is important for the great wines of Bordeaux - longevity! Try this luxurious wine, whose name has become synonymous with wealth, prestige and respectability, and you'll discover a taste that does not leave indifferent even the most sophisticated palates.
Château Lafite Rothschild 1999 is the quintessential wine estates. Rich, but at the same time sophisticated and elegant, and almost airy in its layers, it is easily and harmoniously opens, showing ripe, silky tannins and a delightful shades of red and black berries and spices and minerals. The creation of this extraordinary wine went only one-third of the crop, and the organoleptic characteristics millezim 1999 increasingly looks like the great 1953 vintage. It is worth paying attention to the design of the bottle, which is decorated with engraving by numbers "1999" as well as a symbolic image of a solar eclipse, reminds us of this unique event, held in August 1999.
According to experts, it is best to enjoy the beautiful Château Lafite Rothschild 1999 between the years 2007-2030, during this period of time the wine will come at the time of maturity.