1953 Lafite Rothschild 99-100 WA

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Single owner. Excellent fill and condition. You're unlikely to find this bottle elsewhere, ever again.


Tasted 5 Times With Consistent Notes

On two occasions I rated the 1953 100 and on another occasion, nearly perfect. According to some old-timers, the wine has been fully mature for almost 30 years. It possesses that extraordinary Lafite fragrance of minerals, lead pencil, cedar, and spice. It is velvety-textured, wonderfully round, and sweet, but so well-delineated and balanced. It is best purchased today in magnum and larger formats unless you can be assured the wine came from a cold cellar and has not been traded frequently.RP