Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.5112 ratings
9.327 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.5

Such a classy nose of well structured, fresh black fruits led by blackcurrant & cassis interlaced with cedar and a light graphite core that should show more as this ages. Palate is tightly packed but beautifully tailored, firm and impactful but with fine tannin and a deftness of touch. Quite haunting red & black fruits hang on a great length. Incredibly classy stuff though not showy, old money.

Such a classy nose of well structured, fresh black fruits led by blackcurrant & cassis interlaced with cedar and a light graphite core that should show more as this ages. Palate is tightly packed but beautifully tailored, firm and impactful but with fine tannin and a deftness of touch. Quite haunting red & black fruits hang on a great length. Incredibly classy stuff though not showy, old money.

4 people found it helpfulOct 26th, 2014
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

"Classic Lafite" aromas, but a bit tightly wound tonight. Needs much more time in the cellar or a long decant.

"Classic Lafite" aromas, but a bit tightly wound tonight. Needs much more time in the cellar or a long decant.

Sep 8th, 2015
Aristotelis Protopapas

Head Sommelier The Savoy, London

9.6

An average vintage but the Lafite keeps its promise to deliver a top first cru quality.. To be drunk now. Although a light balanced style with the fruit and savory notes equal. More of a grand cru burgundy burgundy finesse. We sell at £1500

An average vintage but the Lafite keeps its promise to deliver a top first cru quality.. To be drunk now. Although a light balanced style with the fruit and savory notes equal. More of a grand cru burgundy burgundy finesse. We sell at £1500

Oct 18th, 2014
Scott T

VP/Senior Wine Specialist Christie's

9.9

'95 Lafite mags coming to an auction this fall

'95 Lafite mags coming to an auction this fall

Jun 25th, 2014
Rob Mondavi

Owner/President of Winemaking Folio Fine Wine Partners

10

Perfection.

Perfection.

Apr 26th, 2014
Anthony Washington

Great night! No survivors! They dedicated their beautiful wine lives before their time, thus allowing the 2000s to live on!

Great night! No survivors! They dedicated their beautiful wine lives before their time, thus allowing the 2000s to live on!

Jan 4th, 2014
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

8.9

Still very young after 18 years.

Still very young after 18 years.

Sep 22nd, 2013
Naureen Zaim

And a 95? ;)

And a 95? ;)

Sep 17th, 2013
Mike Mighetto Hoefling

Probably the most expensive bottles of wine I've ever tasted at $750 a bottle. 1995 Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac. First Growth!

Probably the most expensive bottles of wine I've ever tasted at $750 a bottle. 1995 Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac. First Growth!

Dec 12th, 2012
Georg Salzner

Just beautiful, still young

Just beautiful, still young

Jun 22nd, 2018