Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.42358 ratings
9.3628 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Martin G Rivard

WOTN!!! Truly in a great, great place right!
A phenomenal Bordeaux showing everything that I adore: pencil shavings, granite minerality , gorgeously integrated and a 90+ second finish. The only thing missing to make this a perfect 10 is my good friend
@Ron R sitting next to me enjoying the bottle that he gifted to Christine & I!!
You are a stud my friend! In the spirit of friendship this was shared and enjoyed with a few of my great friends:
@Drew feinberg and Bill Wachter. Come to Think of it, I think my friend Brandon may have had a glass of this as well? I’m sure they will all add their own tasting notes shortly. @brandon brandon
Im not sure what we traded in order for me to get this bottle but I am 100% certain that you received the short end of the stick!!!!!
I’ll make it up to you, 🙌👏👏👏🙌.

WOTN!!! Truly in a great, great place right!
A phenomenal Bordeaux showing everything that I adore: pencil shavings, granite minerality , gorgeously integrated and a 90+ second finish. The only thing missing to make this a perfect 10 is my good friend
@Ron R sitting next to me enjoying the bottle that he gifted to Christine & I!!
You are a stud my friend! In the spirit of friendship this was shared and enjoyed with a few of my great friends:
@Drew feinberg and Bill Wachter. Come to Think of it, I think my friend Brandon may have had a glass of this as well? I’m sure they will all add their own tasting notes shortly. @brandon brandon
Im not sure what we traded in order for me to get this bottle but I am 100% certain that you received the short end of the stick!!!!!
I’ll make it up to you, 🙌👏👏👏🙌.

Jun 3rd, 2018
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Reddish tawny, translucent and old looking. Awesome nose. Notes of leather saddle, pencil lead, currants, cherry, soil, and some toasted hickory. All guessed 61 Bordeaux. This got better through the night and was at its best in the last glass.

Tasted blind. Reddish tawny, translucent and old looking. Awesome nose. Notes of leather saddle, pencil lead, currants, cherry, soil, and some toasted hickory. All guessed 61 Bordeaux. This got better through the night and was at its best in the last glass.

May 28th, 2018
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