Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.42317 ratings
9.3621 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Aaron Means

Drank in the barrel room & cellar at the estate. Underwhelming considering the notoriety. Was expecting so much more. Still so young, so there may be more underneath it's surface.

Drank in the barrel room & cellar at the estate. Underwhelming considering the notoriety. Was expecting so much more. Still so young, so there may be more underneath it's surface.

Mar 22nd, 2018
Greg Gregory

Interesting wine. I have one friend that is in the biz of determining fake wines. They think this was a fake, so I decided to open it. Not corked but flat. Acidity gone. Lots of cedar present. Then another friend, one that’s known as a great collector wanders by and says it’s real for sure. And likes it! Don’t you just love that about wine. Good, bad, real, fake, it’s all a toss up!!

Interesting wine. I have one friend that is in the biz of determining fake wines. They think this was a fake, so I decided to open it. Not corked but flat. Acidity gone. Lots of cedar present. Then another friend, one that’s known as a great collector wanders by and says it’s real for sure. And likes it! Don’t you just love that about wine. Good, bad, real, fake, it’s all a toss up!!

Mar 17th, 2018
Douglas Renall

Epic wine. Perfectly balanced fruit, acidity and tannins. Memorable #lafite #rothschild #pauillac

Epic wine. Perfectly balanced fruit, acidity and tannins. Memorable #lafite #rothschild #pauillac

Mar 10th, 2018
Gregory Cantu

Ellen! Thanks for sharing!

Ellen! Thanks for sharing!

Feb 18th, 2018
Yotam Sharon

Consulting Winemaker Gvaot, Miles, Alona; Blogger yotamsharon.com

9.8

This is just beautiful, probably at pick. 2002 is underrated here and Lafite's strict selection allows for a quintessential Lafite combination of power and breadth with refinement and true elegance. That's what we drink wine for.

This is just beautiful, probably at pick. 2002 is underrated here and Lafite's strict selection allows for a quintessential Lafite combination of power and breadth with refinement and true elegance. That's what we drink wine for.

Jan 1st, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.6

Bottle way past prime.

Bottle way past prime.

Dec 10th, 2017
Lauren Jenks

We got to taste the 1999 vintage last night, chewy and meaty and oh so special. Thanks to the Jonas Brothers for leaving some in the bottle 😹

We got to taste the 1999 vintage last night, chewy and meaty and oh so special. Thanks to the Jonas Brothers for leaving some in the bottle 😹

Dec 10th, 2017
Brad Hemmer

Great stuff!

Great stuff!

Nov 8th, 2017
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.5

Many 61s from this collection. Lafite as always ethereal elegant Burgundian.

Many 61s from this collection. Lafite as always ethereal elegant Burgundian.

Oct 7th, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

Double decanted Big difference between '03 and '04 (both equally amazing). '04 more fruit forward than '03 on the nose. Boysenberry, blackberry, spices w/ clove cinnamon mix. Delightfully velvety, structured and balanced.

Double decanted Big difference between '03 and '04 (both equally amazing). '04 more fruit forward than '03 on the nose. Boysenberry, blackberry, spices w/ clove cinnamon mix. Delightfully velvety, structured and balanced.

Sep 21st, 2017