Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.5132 ratings
9.335 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.1

Don’t understand this wine. Dinner of 10, no one was impressed. Don’t think this is a bottle with decades ahead.

Don’t understand this wine. Dinner of 10, no one was impressed. Don’t think this is a bottle with decades ahead.

Aug 24th, 2018
Bob Bath

Master Sommelier & Educator CIA Greystone

9.1

With Tawfiq Khoury

With Tawfiq Khoury

Aug 9th, 2018
Nico J. Snyman

This was a solid one, not much fruit left, but the aromatics were extremely lifted & high toned.

This was a solid one, not much fruit left, but the aromatics were extremely lifted & high toned.

Feb 2nd, 2017
Greg Gregory

This was one of the 82 Bdx that we had vs. the 78 Napa's. Honestly, and I'm a little shocked to be saying this, but it didn't hold a candle to any of the Napa wines. Not sure if the bottle underperformed or what, and it was double decanted and allowed to open, but just stayed lean and sharp. Lacking of fruit.

This was one of the 82 Bdx that we had vs. the 78 Napa's. Honestly, and I'm a little shocked to be saying this, but it didn't hold a candle to any of the Napa wines. Not sure if the bottle underperformed or what, and it was double decanted and allowed to open, but just stayed lean and sharp. Lacking of fruit.

Jan 15th, 2017
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.5

Gorgeous example of this wine. Wonderfully expressive and aromatic. Perfectly mature but on the plateau with no signs of falling off of it.

Gorgeous example of this wine. Wonderfully expressive and aromatic. Perfectly mature but on the plateau with no signs of falling off of it.

May 27th, 2016
Adam Jesberger

Just stupid perfect in every way. Potentially the best wine I've ever tasted.

Just stupid perfect in every way. Potentially the best wine I've ever tasted.

Sep 4th, 2015
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

8.0

Not sure how to rate this one... Not confident it is what it says.

Not sure how to rate this one... Not confident it is what it says.

Sep 3rd, 2015
Marty Winters

Was blind tasted on this, called it 2001 left bank. I was off by a little bit.

Was blind tasted on this, called it 2001 left bank. I was off by a little bit.

Jun 24th, 2015
Dan Fredman

Chef Sommelier World of Pinot Noir

10

1982 Lafite living up to its reputation. Elegance amid concentrated fruit, with the requisite tobacco, cedar, and lead pencil notes everyone said are supposed to be there. The real deal, benchmark Bordeaux, benchmark wine...

1982 Lafite living up to its reputation. Elegance amid concentrated fruit, with the requisite tobacco, cedar, and lead pencil notes everyone said are supposed to be there. The real deal, benchmark Bordeaux, benchmark wine...

Feb 28th, 2015
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.2

Pretty, elegant, flashy - perfection? No. Delicious anyway.

Pretty, elegant, flashy - perfection? No. Delicious anyway.

Jan 6th, 2015