Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.477 ratings
9.317 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Joe Lucca

Sexy and sultry. Shaved pencil, graphite, charcoal, cherry, black fruit, black licorice candy, smoldering wood, cassis, iron, currant, and rust. Such a heady expression of terroir. Seamless!

Sexy and sultry. Shaved pencil, graphite, charcoal, cherry, black fruit, black licorice candy, smoldering wood, cassis, iron, currant, and rust. Such a heady expression of terroir. Seamless!

Mar 17th, 2019
ADAM STROMFELD

This wind still needs diapers! Soft and long and elegant extremely sexy! Cherries softened by oak and boys of smoke maybe charcoal! Graphite with rolling tannins!

This wind still needs diapers! Soft and long and elegant extremely sexy! Cherries softened by oak and boys of smoke maybe charcoal! Graphite with rolling tannins!

Mar 17th, 2019
Yotam Sharon

Consulting Winemaker Gvaot, Miles, Alona; Blogger yotamsharon.com

9.8

This is just beautiful, probably at pick. 2002 is underrated here and Lafite's strict selection allows for a quintessential Lafite combination of power and breadth with refinement and true elegance. That's what we drink wine for.

This is just beautiful, probably at pick. 2002 is underrated here and Lafite's strict selection allows for a quintessential Lafite combination of power and breadth with refinement and true elegance. That's what we drink wine for.

Jan 1st, 2018
Brad Hemmer

Great stuff!

Great stuff!

Nov 8th, 2017
Shawn R

No so much.

No so much.

Oct 23rd, 2017
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

7.5

Ouch. This one hurt. A flabby mess. My friend thought it was corked. I just thought it sucked. Couldn't pinpoint what exactly what was wrong with it, but it makes me want to cry.

Ouch. This one hurt. A flabby mess. My friend thought it was corked. I just thought it sucked. Couldn't pinpoint what exactly what was wrong with it, but it makes me want to cry.

May 17th, 2017
Jake Coursen

Yah this was no joke. Stood up very well. Could last a couple more years but was very ready.

Yah this was no joke. Stood up very well. Could last a couple more years but was very ready.

Nov 6th, 2015
Pascal Levensohn

I originally bought a case of this in London at auction. It has aged well and is still young.

I originally bought a case of this in London at auction. It has aged well and is still young.

Sep 1st, 2014
Franco Michienzi

Sommelier, Hawksworth Restaurant

10

A little tight because of its age and format(1.5L) Everything is amazingly integrated and can age for many, many,, many years

A little tight because of its age and format(1.5L) Everything is amazingly integrated and can age for many, many,, many years

Aug 2nd, 2014
Jon Maxwell

Founder Veritas Wine Consulting

9.0

Very special treat to be blinded on this. Thank you, Brett! Aged nicely, soft, and drinking really well.

Very special treat to be blinded on this. Thank you, Brett! Aged nicely, soft, and drinking really well.

Jan 6th, 2014