Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.346 ratings
9.324 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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
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
Tom Kobylarz

From the famed '61 vintage this bottle was in fine shape, though it did drink like an antique. Elegant aromatics, florals, dried red currant fruits, sous bois, some good persistence, but it was a little short on the energy side for what you expect from CLR. Known as a slight under-performer for the year, it about fits that image. #lafite #1961

From the famed '61 vintage this bottle was in fine shape, though it did drink like an antique. Elegant aromatics, florals, dried red currant fruits, sous bois, some good persistence, but it was a little short on the energy side for what you expect from CLR. Known as a slight under-performer for the year, it about fits that image. #lafite #1961

May 1st, 2017
Kevin Arndt

Specialist Grand Vin Colorado

9.1

Just hanging on- you can tell this was a remarkable wine

Just hanging on- you can tell this was a remarkable wine

Jan 30th, 2017
Daron Watson

from 3L ~ started primarily w sous bois, some tobacco ~ but w day of air a soft core of fruits emerged w eucalyptus

from 3L ~ started primarily w sous bois, some tobacco ~ but w day of air a soft core of fruits emerged w eucalyptus

Dec 21st, 2016
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.9

Beautiful light ruby color fading towards the rim. Med + complexity and intensity on the nose with wound up but dry black fruit with little sweetness. Bordeaux characteristics.
Palate was smooth and a touch watery with a med finish. The structure was very strong with firm tannins and acid. The wine was still compact and I got the feeling that it's going through an awkward stage and needs some more time.
#chateaulafite #bordeaux #medoc #pauillac #1961 #ctbucklinwine

Beautiful light ruby color fading towards the rim. Med + complexity and intensity on the nose with wound up but dry black fruit with little sweetness. Bordeaux characteristics.
Palate was smooth and a touch watery with a med finish. The structure was very strong with firm tannins and acid. The wine was still compact and I got the feeling that it's going through an awkward stage and needs some more time.
#chateaulafite #bordeaux #medoc #pauillac #1961 #ctbucklinwine

Aug 25th, 2016
Mark Bright

Partner/Wine Director Saison Restaurant

9.0

Drinking a classic, softer than I remember

Drinking a classic, softer than I remember

Jul 28th, 2016
Max Reichwage

Herbal roller coaster, thyme, cranberry, pomegranate, so much life left, fresh, a truly great experience

Herbal roller coaster, thyme, cranberry, pomegranate, so much life left, fresh, a truly great experience

Apr 30th, 2016
Marty Winters

Wow. A mind bending experience. 😎

Wow. A mind bending experience. 😎

Feb 19th, 2016
Greg Gregory

Fake wine. Cork said 1967. Came from a case that had others that had corks with 1964 on them that were shaved off. This was a wine that was doctored by the famous Rudy Kurniwan, now in jail.

Fake wine. Cork said 1967. Came from a case that had others that had corks with 1964 on them that were shaved off. This was a wine that was doctored by the famous Rudy Kurniwan, now in jail.

Jan 3rd, 2016