Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.598 ratings
9.328 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Lauren Jenks

We got to taste the 1999 vintage last night, chewy and meaty and oh so special. Thanks to the Jonas Brothers for leaving some in the bottle 😹

We got to taste the 1999 vintage last night, chewy and meaty and oh so special. Thanks to the Jonas Brothers for leaving some in the bottle 😹

Dec 10th, 2017
Tracy Hall

If I could give this 20 points would. My WOTN and the best wine I've had all year. This is in its sweet spot now. That perfect moment when the wine is showing its best. Thank you @Bob Bressler

If I could give this 20 points would. My WOTN and the best wine I've had all year. This is in its sweet spot now. That perfect moment when the wine is showing its best. Thank you @Bob Bressler

Jul 15th, 2017
Christine Havens

1999 Lafite Rothschild, a ruby-hued beauty with a translucent rim—this bottle was incredibly fresh and vibrant on opening. Initially, seemingly more red fruit-driven, the nose evolved into a darker expression with time in the glass. Nuanced aromas of loamy earth, rose petal, black currant, and pencil shavings led into a wine that, while restrained and elegant, boasted ample sweetness at its core. Ultra-fine, polished tannins gave way to a medium-plus finish that culminated in bay leaf, cigar box, and spice.

1999 Lafite Rothschild, a ruby-hued beauty with a translucent rim—this bottle was incredibly fresh and vibrant on opening. Initially, seemingly more red fruit-driven, the nose evolved into a darker expression with time in the glass. Nuanced aromas of loamy earth, rose petal, black currant, and pencil shavings led into a wine that, while restrained and elegant, boasted ample sweetness at its core. Ultra-fine, polished tannins gave way to a medium-plus finish that culminated in bay leaf, cigar box, and spice.

3 people found it helpfulJan 21st, 2015
David Pearson

Big boy wine. And from a magnum.

Big boy wine. And from a magnum.

Oct 21st, 2016
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.1

You'd think we would have learned to decant it way earlier by now... Sort of weirdly disjointed.

You'd think we would have learned to decant it way earlier by now... Sort of weirdly disjointed.

Jan 9th, 2016
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.1

Very light, classic.

Very light, classic.

Jan 5th, 2016
Tim Parkhouse DWS, CWE

This made my Xmas eve on the floor!

This made my Xmas eve on the floor!

Dec 25th, 2015
Jeremy Noye

CEO Morrell & Company

9.2

Nicely surprised that this is so supple as it is and so seductive.

Nicely surprised that this is so supple as it is and so seductive.

Sep 22nd, 2015
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

9.1

Magnum. Decanted and then put back into a clean bottle. Super tight and smokey at first but opened up very well. Perfect with lamb. #chateaulafite #firstgrowthbordeaux

Magnum. Decanted and then put back into a clean bottle. Super tight and smokey at first but opened up very well. Perfect with lamb. #chateaulafite #firstgrowthbordeaux

Jun 13th, 2015
Adam Foster

Beverage Director Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese Shop, Blue Coop Restaurant

9.5

Cherry graphite anyone?

Cherry graphite anyone?

Mar 3rd, 2015