Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.42733 ratings
9.3740 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Light reddish/scarlet and mostly translucent. Notes of red fruit, tobacco leaf, violets. Very linear in its delivery, with no tannins and a mid-palate that is very light. Very refined. Guessed 61 Mouton. A good but not great Lafite... the critics are correct in marking this a level below some of the other 61 first growths. Drink up. (M's 60th bday 11th of 14)

Tasted blind. Light reddish/scarlet and mostly translucent. Notes of red fruit, tobacco leaf, violets. Very linear in its delivery, with no tannins and a mid-palate that is very light. Very refined. Guessed 61 Mouton. A good but not great Lafite... the critics are correct in marking this a level below some of the other 61 first growths. Drink up. (M's 60th bday 11th of 14)

May 23rd, 2021
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.9

5/2/21 Tasting group. My 6th, group 4th. Tad green. Caspicum. Green follows through in the flavors.

5/2/21 Tasting group. My 6th, group 4th. Tad green. Caspicum. Green follows through in the flavors.

May 15th, 2021
Bob McDonald

A generous gift from Dr Mark for my Cabernet Tasting. Sure it’s a wine which will live for decades more, but it is also a treat to try it at 24 years of age if you get the chance. From the excellent 1996 vintage. A rich dark crimson in colour - dense - hinting at the opulence to come. Aromatic heady perfumes with ripe black fruits, cedar and violets. The palate was rich and decadent and very long - full bodied with silky smooth tannins. What an experience! Sublime. A few bottles in the cellar would be nice.

A generous gift from Dr Mark for my Cabernet Tasting. Sure it’s a wine which will live for decades more, but it is also a treat to try it at 24 years of age if you get the chance. From the excellent 1996 vintage. A rich dark crimson in colour - dense - hinting at the opulence to come. Aromatic heady perfumes with ripe black fruits, cedar and violets. The palate was rich and decadent and very long - full bodied with silky smooth tannins. What an experience! Sublime. A few bottles in the cellar would be nice.

Sep 29th, 2020
Gilbert Van Hassel

It has an outstanding nose and it shows no fatigue after 20 years.

It has an outstanding nose and it shows no fatigue after 20 years.

Aug 8th, 2020
Fraser McKinley

This was pure, rich and glossy with ripeness in spades. It’s a pretty impressive 20 year old and shows no signs of fatigue. Lovely stuff - 2000

This was pure, rich and glossy with ripeness in spades. It’s a pretty impressive 20 year old and shows no signs of fatigue. Lovely stuff - 2000

Feb 10th, 2020
Jason Li

What a wine! Perfect in every way

What a wine! Perfect in every way

Jan 26th, 2020
Rodney Rosser

2004 shared by a guest

2004 shared by a guest

Jan 13th, 2020
Shay A
9.6

Annual guys WTF Christmas party with spouses. Lots of great wine. I’ll post my highlights with pics I got.

A beautiful and elegant wine that didn’t need much time to unravel. I had a glass of this fairly close to pop and pour, and then I took my second glass and put it off to the side until the evening was drawing to a close, and both were very similar. This is perfectly integrated and impeccably balanced. This is classic, high quality Bordeaux at maturity. Expressive notes of violets, herbs de Provence, leather, cassis, and dusty/earthy blackberries. On the palate, the weight is just fantastic! Pure and clean. Plums, black cherries wrapped in tobacco leaves, and cedar. Not going anywhere for a while, but the primary and secondary notes are at 50/50 right now so if you enjoy that type of balanced profile, open! A treat to enjoy.

Annual guys WTF Christmas party with spouses. Lots of great wine. I’ll post my highlights with pics I got.

A beautiful and elegant wine that didn’t need much time to unravel. I had a glass of this fairly close to pop and pour, and then I took my second glass and put it off to the side until the evening was drawing to a close, and both were very similar. This is perfectly integrated and impeccably balanced. This is classic, high quality Bordeaux at maturity. Expressive notes of violets, herbs de Provence, leather, cassis, and dusty/earthy blackberries. On the palate, the weight is just fantastic! Pure and clean. Plums, black cherries wrapped in tobacco leaves, and cedar. Not going anywhere for a while, but the primary and secondary notes are at 50/50 right now so if you enjoy that type of balanced profile, open! A treat to enjoy.

Dec 21st, 2019
Ryan Mullins

Recorked In 89. Mostly oxidized and close to dealth. I think this is a storage issue and no reflection on the vintage as a whole

Recorked In 89. Mostly oxidized and close to dealth. I think this is a storage issue and no reflection on the vintage as a whole

Dec 17th, 2019
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.5

One of the top wines from the evening. Refined with a pauillac first growth feel. Still very powerful and in a really great place. Just stunning

One of the top wines from the evening. Refined with a pauillac first growth feel. Still very powerful and in a really great place. Just stunning

Dec 15th, 2019