Medoc CC and St Emilion 1GCC 2003

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The pasting that this heatwave received, 10 years on, from our panel was not wholly unexpected. 'Okay', 'sound' and 'drinkable' were descriptors reserved for only the best wines. See the top rated Medoc crus classes and St Emilion premiers grands crus classes 2003s here...
Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 1CC
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Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac 1CC
Decanter average score:
17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Stephen Brook 17 Ronan Sayburn MS 17.5 Steven Spurrier 16.5
Mature, tertiary, leathery, tobacco nose, with ripe, mulled fruits, liquorice and fine wood. The palate is rich, full-bodied and suave. It’s brighter and less evolved than the nose, has some zest and clarity. Not tiring and still has potential.
Drink 2013–2020
Alc 12.5%
Price £825–£1,805 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants, including Bordeaux Index

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