Château Lafite Rothschild

About Château Lafite Rothschild

Château Lafite-Rothschild is one of the most collectable wines in the world. Purchased in 1868 it has remained continuously in the Rothschild family. Less powerful than Latour and more classical than Mouton, the hallmarks of this wine of wines is a taut, lithe, willowy muscularity, enveloped by transcendent just-ripe black fruit with the perfect sweetness of blackcurrant, black cherry and plum. The scent of Lafite often beguiles its fortunate drinkers and the mythical, irresistible perfume of wonderful cedar, so fresh and elegant, must be experienced to be believed.

Part of Lafite’s centuries-long success lies in its situation on some of the most gravel-dominant terroir in the Médoc. Up to ten metres deep with the stuff in some places, there are a few pockets of aeolian black sand and bedrock of limestone to complete the soils. Naturally conducive to the production of the most unbelievable Cabernet Sauvignon, the Grand Vin of Château Lafite Rothschild is frequently composed of up to 90% of the varietal. Couple this with the outstandingly talented team, headed for 40 years by the imperious Charles Chevallier (until 2018), and we have an estate whose strength lies in its being “a spectrum of flavours rather than a strong expression of any particular one” in the words of Chevallier’s replacement, Eric Kohler.

The 1996 vintage onwards heralded some of the best wines in their history; 2003 and 2009 are notably outstanding. Elegant, fresh, with great fruit purity and remarkable ageing potential. The second wine, Carruades de Lafite, has also been intensely collected over the past decade.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Carruades de Lafite 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €2,249.70
2016

Carruades de Lafite 2016 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

The most tannic and textured Carruades ever. Full-bodied, big and powerful. Very, very long. New style?
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,249.70
Carruades de Lafite 2017 (12x37.5cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,997.70
2017

Carruades de Lafite 2017 (12x37.5cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (90-93)

The 2017 Carruades de Lafite is quite deep and fleshy at the outset. Black cherry, plum, lavender and rose petal are pushed forward in this dark, racy second wine from Lafite-Rothschild. Deep, textured and beautifully resonant, the 2017 has a lot to recommend it. This is a strong showing. In 2017, Carruades is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Like many of his colleagues, Technical Director Eric Kolher opted for gentle extractions and incorporated a relatively high amount of press wine (14%) into the blend. In 2017, the Carruades is a gorgeous second wine.
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Bordeaux 12x37.5cl 3 90-93 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,997.70
Carruades de Lafite 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,752.61
2020

Carruades de Lafite 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

This is very classically structured with a palate that starts off slowly. Full-bodied and chewy with a soft, creamy texture and a long finish. Savory. A touch austere. 52% cabernet sauvignon, 42% merlot and 3% cabernet franc, the rest petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Dec 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,752.61
Lafite Rothschild 2009 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €11,867.40
2009

Lafite Rothschild 2009 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (100)

This is what the Medoc is all about. The freshness and delicacy of this wine in combination with its serious concentration and firm core are totally stunning. Time has already worked its magic and this is already delicious, but has decades in front of it. Drink or hold. (Horizontal Tasting, London, 2019)
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €11,867.40
Lafite Rothschild 2017 (1x300cl)
Inc. TAX: €3,005.80
2017

Lafite Rothschild 2017 (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (97+)

Composed of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Lafite Rothschild is deep garnet-purple colored. It opens slowly, cautiously with restrained notes of chocolate-covered cherries, mulberries, warm blackcurrants and wild blueberries, followed by emerging notions of smoked meats, fragrant earth, crushed rocks and lilacs with touches of cast-iron pan and Marmite toast. Medium-bodied, the palate is deceptively light and quite ethereal on entry, growing in the mouth to reveal elegant layers of energetic red and black fruits with tons of savory accents. Framed by exquisitely ripe, wonderfully fine-grained tannins, it has exhilarating freshness and a very long, hypnotically perfumed finish. On a final note, the alcohol here is a jaw-dropping 12.5%, which is something of a miracle considering the ripeness of the Cabernet. A total head-turner, I cannot wait to follow the development of this wine!
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Bordeaux 1x300cl 1 97+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €3,005.80
Lafite Rothschild 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €4,541.70
2019

Lafite Rothschild 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

Complex aromas of blackcurrants and lead pencil. Incredible. Graphite and tar. Stunning. It’s full-bodied, yet shows such harmony and polish. Elegance and complexity with finesse. The tannins are so integrated and endless. It goes on for minutes. 94% cabernet sauvignon, 5% merlot and 1% petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €4,541.70
Lafite Rothschild 2020 (3x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €2,024.11
2020

Lafite Rothschild 2020 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

Rather ethereal and so refined with finesse, focus and brightness that provides incredible energy and pedigree. It’s full-bodied with ultra fine tannins that go on and on. Superb presence with tannins that melt into the wine. This is 12.8%. I love the wine. Lots of dark fruit and fresh tobacco. Lead pencil, too. 92% cabernet sauvignon, 7% merlot and 1% petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,024.11
This wine is strictly available on allocation only. If you are are interested in applying for an allocation, please click this button and an account manager will be in touch if we can process your request.
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Carruades de Lafite 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,860.00
2016

Carruades de Lafite 2016 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

The most tannic and textured Carruades ever. Full-bodied, big and powerful. Very, very long. New style?
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,860.00
Carruades de Lafite 2017 (12x37.5cl)
In Bond: €1,650.00
2017

Carruades de Lafite 2017 (12x37.5cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (90-93)

The 2017 Carruades de Lafite is quite deep and fleshy at the outset. Black cherry, plum, lavender and rose petal are pushed forward in this dark, racy second wine from Lafite-Rothschild. Deep, textured and beautifully resonant, the 2017 has a lot to recommend it. This is a strong showing. In 2017, Carruades is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Like many of his colleagues, Technical Director Eric Kolher opted for gentle extractions and incorporated a relatively high amount of press wine (14%) into the blend. In 2017, the Carruades is a gorgeous second wine.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x37.5cl 3 90-93 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,650.00
Carruades de Lafite 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,445.00
2020

Carruades de Lafite 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

This is very classically structured with a palate that starts off slowly. Full-bodied and chewy with a soft, creamy texture and a long finish. Savory. A touch austere. 52% cabernet sauvignon, 42% merlot and 3% cabernet franc, the rest petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Dec 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,445.00
Lafite Rothschild 2009 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €9,860.00
2009

Lafite Rothschild 2009 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (100)

This is what the Medoc is all about. The freshness and delicacy of this wine in combination with its serious concentration and firm core are totally stunning. Time has already worked its magic and this is already delicious, but has decades in front of it. Drink or hold. (Horizontal Tasting, London, 2019)
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €9,860.00
Lafite Rothschild 2017 (1x300cl)
In Bond: €2,495.00
2017

Lafite Rothschild 2017 (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (97+)

Composed of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Lafite Rothschild is deep garnet-purple colored. It opens slowly, cautiously with restrained notes of chocolate-covered cherries, mulberries, warm blackcurrants and wild blueberries, followed by emerging notions of smoked meats, fragrant earth, crushed rocks and lilacs with touches of cast-iron pan and Marmite toast. Medium-bodied, the palate is deceptively light and quite ethereal on entry, growing in the mouth to reveal elegant layers of energetic red and black fruits with tons of savory accents. Framed by exquisitely ripe, wonderfully fine-grained tannins, it has exhilarating freshness and a very long, hypnotically perfumed finish. On a final note, the alcohol here is a jaw-dropping 12.5%, which is something of a miracle considering the ripeness of the Cabernet. A total head-turner, I cannot wait to follow the development of this wine!
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 1x300cl 1 97+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,495.00
Lafite Rothschild 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €3,770.00
2019

Lafite Rothschild 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

Complex aromas of blackcurrants and lead pencil. Incredible. Graphite and tar. Stunning. It’s full-bodied, yet shows such harmony and polish. Elegance and complexity with finesse. The tannins are so integrated and endless. It goes on for minutes. 94% cabernet sauvignon, 5% merlot and 1% petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €3,770.00
Lafite Rothschild 2020 (3x75cl)
In Bond: €1,679.00
2020

Lafite Rothschild 2020 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

Rather ethereal and so refined with finesse, focus and brightness that provides incredible energy and pedigree. It’s full-bodied with ultra fine tannins that go on and on. Superb presence with tannins that melt into the wine. This is 12.8%. I love the wine. Lots of dark fruit and fresh tobacco. Lead pencil, too. 92% cabernet sauvignon, 7% merlot and 1% petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,679.00
This wine is strictly available on allocation only. If you are are interested in applying for an allocation, please click this button and an account manager will be in touch if we can process your request.

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