Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.42812 ratings
9.3761 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

My last bottle, with a mid-shoulder fill. Reddish tawny color, thin and translucent in the glass. Earthy nose. Notes of black fruit, pencil lead, balsa wood, tobacco/cigar and leather saddle. Rich and palate-staining in the mouth. Still has some pucker. In the end, it's all about the great nose and perfume it gives off.

My last bottle, with a mid-shoulder fill. Reddish tawny color, thin and translucent in the glass. Earthy nose. Notes of black fruit, pencil lead, balsa wood, tobacco/cigar and leather saddle. Rich and palate-staining in the mouth. Still has some pucker. In the end, it's all about the great nose and perfume it gives off.

Jul 31st, 2022
LM Segal

Ghosts and whispers of sensual, cigar-laden and mushroom-infused royalty. Friendly, happy ghosts and sexy-ass whispers. Needed 15 mins to come together and fell off before an hour but 40 mins of pure joy.

Ghosts and whispers of sensual, cigar-laden and mushroom-infused royalty. Friendly, happy ghosts and sexy-ass whispers. Needed 15 mins to come together and fell off before an hour but 40 mins of pure joy.

Jun 25th, 2022
Lee Pitofsky

Very good for the vintage

Very good for the vintage

Jun 24th, 2022
Conrad Green

From mag. very detailed and pretty. Soft cherry, tobacco ish but very subtle. Delicious

From mag. very detailed and pretty. Soft cherry, tobacco ish but very subtle. Delicious

May 25th, 2022
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.6

Happy 60th birthday, William Martin! Lovely. Didn’t just hold up, it thrived and is still full of life. Delicious.

Happy 60th birthday, William Martin! Lovely. Didn’t just hold up, it thrived and is still full of life. Delicious.

Apr 14th, 2022
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9.8

The 2019 Lafite-Rothschild screams Cabernet Sauvignon on the nose of intense black fruit, graphite and subtle minty aromas, supremely well-defined and revealing a hint of star anise with aeration. The medium-bodied palate is beautifully balanced, offering sappy black fruit, black pepper, graphite and just a touch of spice. This has more body, maybe even a touch more sinew than recent vintages, perhaps because of the reconfiguration of the Merlot parcels (see my note en primeur). Very persistent and almost uncharacteristically grippy on the finish, this is a gifted Lafite-Rothschild that will last 50+ years. It will certainly surpass the 2018 with continued bottle age. (Neal Martin, Vinous, February 2022)

The 2019 Lafite-Rothschild screams Cabernet Sauvignon on the nose of intense black fruit, graphite and subtle minty aromas, supremely well-defined and revealing a hint of star anise with aeration. The medium-bodied palate is beautifully balanced, offering sappy black fruit, black pepper, graphite and just a touch of spice. This has more body, maybe even a touch more sinew than recent vintages, perhaps because of the reconfiguration of the Merlot parcels (see my note en primeur). Very persistent and almost uncharacteristically grippy on the finish, this is a gifted Lafite-Rothschild that will last 50+ years. It will certainly surpass the 2018 with continued bottle age. (Neal Martin, Vinous, February 2022)

Mar 10th, 2022
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9.8

The 2019 Lafite-Rothschild is a mesmerizing wine that shows how compelling the vintage is on the Left Bank. Elegant, creamy and exquisitely layered, the 2019 Lafite conquers all the senses. There is tremendous density and power that belies the 12.8% alcohol, but then again, that can be the magic of Bordeaux. Classic Lafite red plum fruit, spice, cedar, licorice and rose petal linger on the striking, persistent finish. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2022)

The 2019 Lafite-Rothschild is a mesmerizing wine that shows how compelling the vintage is on the Left Bank. Elegant, creamy and exquisitely layered, the 2019 Lafite conquers all the senses. There is tremendous density and power that belies the 12.8% alcohol, but then again, that can be the magic of Bordeaux. Classic Lafite red plum fruit, spice, cedar, licorice and rose petal linger on the striking, persistent finish. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2022)

Feb 25th, 2022
Steven Gullo

Still showing some youth. After 31 years, the tannins have mostly mellowed out, but still holds on to ripe red fruit and wild sage flavors.

Still showing some youth. After 31 years, the tannins have mostly mellowed out, but still holds on to ripe red fruit and wild sage flavors.

Sep 18th, 2021
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