Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.5138 ratings
9.540 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.6

Annual guys WTF Christmas party with spouses. Lots of great wine. I’ll post my highlights with pics I got.

A beautiful and elegant wine that didn’t need much time to unravel. I had a glass of this fairly close to pop and pour, and then I took my second glass and put it off to the side until the evening was drawing to a close, and both were very similar. This is perfectly integrated and impeccably balanced. This is classic, high quality Bordeaux at maturity. Expressive notes of violets, herbs de Provence, leather, cassis, and dusty/earthy blackberries. On the palate, the weight is just fantastic! Pure and clean. Plums, black cherries wrapped in tobacco leaves, and cedar. Not going anywhere for a while, but the primary and secondary notes are at 50/50 right now so if you enjoy that type of balanced profile, open! A treat to enjoy.

Annual guys WTF Christmas party with spouses. Lots of great wine. I’ll post my highlights with pics I got.

A beautiful and elegant wine that didn’t need much time to unravel. I had a glass of this fairly close to pop and pour, and then I took my second glass and put it off to the side until the evening was drawing to a close, and both were very similar. This is perfectly integrated and impeccably balanced. This is classic, high quality Bordeaux at maturity. Expressive notes of violets, herbs de Provence, leather, cassis, and dusty/earthy blackberries. On the palate, the weight is just fantastic! Pure and clean. Plums, black cherries wrapped in tobacco leaves, and cedar. Not going anywhere for a while, but the primary and secondary notes are at 50/50 right now so if you enjoy that type of balanced profile, open! A treat to enjoy.

Dec 21st, 2019
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.5

One of the top wines from the evening. Refined with a pauillac first growth feel. Still very powerful and in a really great place. Just stunning

One of the top wines from the evening. Refined with a pauillac first growth feel. Still very powerful and in a really great place. Just stunning

Dec 15th, 2019
Gregory Cantu

Ellen! Thanks for sharing!

Ellen! Thanks for sharing!

Feb 18th, 2018
Mark Oldman

‪what is the world's best #wine for #airport tarmac? (don't forget a roadie cup) - #Lafite #Pauillac #Bordeaux #Huge #DrinkLikeABillionaire ‬- medium bodied, minerals, cigarbox, plums incredibly silky

‪what is the world's best #wine for #airport tarmac? (don't forget a roadie cup) - #Lafite #Pauillac #Bordeaux #Huge #DrinkLikeABillionaire ‬- medium bodied, minerals, cigarbox, plums incredibly silky

1 person found it helpfulJan 30th, 2017
Genevieve Porter

Wow.

1 person found it helpfulNov 6th, 2012
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Classic Pauillac, but with power than I remember from past bottles. Great texture.

Classic Pauillac, but with power than I remember from past bottles. Great texture.

Apr 7th, 2017
Nico J. Snyman

Drinking really well, I really like '89/'90's right now, just the right amount of fruit vs development.

Drinking really well, I really like '89/'90's right now, just the right amount of fruit vs development.

Feb 3rd, 2017
Pedro Rusk

Wine Educator Kendall Jackson

9.7

Seamless and put together.

Seamless and put together.

Feb 1st, 2017
Ed Thralls

Owner/Winemaker Thralls, Director Flowers Winery,

9.0

Good time to drink. On the downswing

Good time to drink. On the downswing

Dec 27th, 2015
Rachel Voorhees

Christmas wine with Beef Wellington!

Christmas wine with Beef Wellington!

Dec 26th, 2015