Château Lafite Rothschild
First in 1855, at the top in 2000
Issue: March 31, 2003
Score: 100 | Price: $400 A long-term strategy to make Château Lafite Rothschild the best in Bordeaux paid off in the 2000 vintage, when the first-growth produced a wine scoring a perfect 100 points. Placed first of the first-growths in the 1855 classification, Château Lafite Rothschild rested on its laurels, producing uneven quality in the 1960s and 1970s as well as in some later vintages.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands March 31, 2003.