Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.5119 ratings
9.429 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Max Coane

Graphite. Cassis. Cigar box. Lightly dusty but still fucking delicious. To quote the Somm "this wine is fucking perfect."

Graphite. Cassis. Cigar box. Lightly dusty but still fucking delicious. To quote the Somm "this wine is fucking perfect."

7 people found it helpfulSep 2nd, 2013
Fabien Lainé

Blogger VinDeling.com

9.8

Well someone had to do it so I proposed myself 😋👍 Really something of a kind, power, rich and elegance with a fragile touch of innocence 😃

Well someone had to do it so I proposed myself 😋👍 Really something of a kind, power, rich and elegance with a fragile touch of innocence 😃

2 people found it helpfulNov 23rd, 2014
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

9.5

Decanted and opened beautifully over 2 hrs. Initial nose was perfumed but overwhelmed by new oak. Palate was tight and ripe. After opening up the new oak mostly blew off showing incredible complexity dominated by ripe black, red, and some blue fruit, along with mounds of flowers, truffle, smoke, graphite, and earth. The palate was full but perfectly balanced. Great complexity and concentration. The structure was still very sturdy with silky tannins and taught acid. The length was tremendously long. This was in great shape and will only continue to get better. #chateaulafite #pauillac #bordeaux #premiergrandcru #firstgrowth #cabernetsauvignon #ctbucklinwine

Decanted and opened beautifully over 2 hrs. Initial nose was perfumed but overwhelmed by new oak. Palate was tight and ripe. After opening up the new oak mostly blew off showing incredible complexity dominated by ripe black, red, and some blue fruit, along with mounds of flowers, truffle, smoke, graphite, and earth. The palate was full but perfectly balanced. Great complexity and concentration. The structure was still very sturdy with silky tannins and taught acid. The length was tremendously long. This was in great shape and will only continue to get better. #chateaulafite #pauillac #bordeaux #premiergrandcru #firstgrowth #cabernetsauvignon #ctbucklinwine

1 person found it helpfulDec 7th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

More aromatic than the '85. Red fruits on the nose, light on the finish and balance.

More aromatic than the '85. Red fruits on the nose, light on the finish and balance.

Jan 19th, 2017
La Vie du Vin Wine Market

86 vintage not so good wasn't corked or shot. Just not singing

86 vintage not so good wasn't corked or shot. Just not singing

Dec 17th, 2016
Bill Ward

Pristine. Endless.

Pristine. Endless.

Nov 7th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

Wet earth, petroleum with a long bitter finish. This is better than the '85, however I'm suspect of the storage over the past 30 years.

Wet earth, petroleum with a long bitter finish. This is better than the '85, however I'm suspect of the storage over the past 30 years.

Sep 8th, 2016
Vivek Surti

Marketing Director Nashville Wine Auction

9.6

COOL BRO

COOL BRO

Apr 3rd, 2016
Barbie Messa

Color density was shockingly rich for a 30 year old wine, but nose and palate showed the graceful aging of this absolute classic. Graphite, pencil dust, wet Forrest floor, touch of green pepper, very little primary fruit, but just a touch of black plum and tart cherry. Wonderful, but felt it was missing that "other-worldly" character that stops time and space.

Color density was shockingly rich for a 30 year old wine, but nose and palate showed the graceful aging of this absolute classic. Graphite, pencil dust, wet Forrest floor, touch of green pepper, very little primary fruit, but just a touch of black plum and tart cherry. Wonderful, but felt it was missing that "other-worldly" character that stops time and space.

Jan 26th, 2016
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.4

At a near perfect stage right now.

At a near perfect stage right now.

Dec 11th, 2015