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    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 1957 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £492.24
    1957

    Carruades de Lafite 1957 (1x75cl)
    As per photos 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £492.24
    Carruades de Lafite 1996 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,583.74
    1996

    Carruades de Lafite 1996 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (86-88)

    I have noticed in my tastings that the second wine of Lafite-Rothschild, Carruades de Lafite, has improved over recent years. The 1996, a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot, may turn out to be the finest Carruades I have ever tasted. It possesses as much power, ripeness, and fleshy fruit (because of the high percentage of Merlot) as I have ever detected in this offering. While it does not quite have the characteristics of Lafite, being fleshier and more accessible, it is a beautifully made wine with a subtle dosage of toasty new oak, an appealing texture, and excellent length. Given its power, this second wine will need 2-4 years of cellaring, and keep for 15+ years (I would not be surprised to see it last for two decades).
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 87.5 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,583.74
    Carruades de Lafite 1999 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,650.94
    1999

    Carruades de Lafite 1999 (12x75cl)

    Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (90)

    Good bright red-ruby. Dark aromas of cassis, blueberry, licorice, violet, mint and bitter chocolate, along with a faint note of candied berries. Tightly wound and quite juicy, with a strong mineral spine giving it a rather linear, lean impression. But classy and not at all hard, with lovely underlying fruit. Finishes firmly tannic and fresh. Not fat, but subtle and stylish.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 90.0 (ST) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,650.94
    Carruades de Lafite 2002 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,023.34
    2002

    Carruades de Lafite 2002 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Stephen Tanzer (85-88)

    Bright medium ruby. Cool aromas of blackberry, blueberry, violet, bitter chocolate and shoe polish, with a faint weedy nuance. Juicy, firm-edged and slightly medicinal; not pliant but showing good intensity. A somewhat hard, austere wine whose green-edged flavors currently clash with its firm tannins. But there's decent underlying density here.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 87.5 (VN (ST)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,023.34
    Carruades de Lafite 2003 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,826.14
    2003

    Carruades de Lafite 2003 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (91)

    There are 20,000 cases of the gorgeous 2003 Carruades de Lafite. Despite record heat in June, July and August, this wine only hit 12.8% alcohol, which seems modest compared to the higher alcohol levels of 2009 and 2010. A final blend of 50% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc has resulted in a second wine with a Lafite Rothschild-like character, plenty of creme de cassis, cedarwood and graphite notes as well as a supple, lush texture. It has reached full maturity where it should remain for another 5-10 years.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 3 91.0 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,826.14
    Carruades de Lafite 2005 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,752.14
    2005

    Carruades de Lafite 2005 (12x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (91)

    Though this is the second wine for Lafite-Rothschild, it is a major wine in its own right, with its dense, powered fruit and a structure obviously built to last. There is sweet, rich fruit and lively vibrant acidity. Imported by Domaines Barons de Rothschild and multiple U.S. importers.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 91.0 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,752.14
    Carruades de Lafite 2008 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,436.47
    2008

    Carruades de Lafite 2008 (6x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (92)

    Firm tannins and great freshness, with a touch of bitter chocolate as well as spice and tight tannins. This second wine of Lafite is attractively fruity, easily lifting the weight of tannins.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 92.0 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,436.47
    Carruades de Lafite 2009 (6x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,030.54
    2009

    Carruades de Lafite 2009 (6x150cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    Currants and blackberries on the nose. Spicy and intense undertones. Full body, with juicy fruit and a soft, very silky texture and a long, long finish. Polished and very pretty. Best Carruades ever. Try in 2018.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 95.0 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,030.54
    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,259.74
    2010

    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    This smells like a bouquet of flowers with blueberries and currants and spices. Full body, yet agile and refined. So fine and pretty. It's balanced and in harmony. Savory. A smoky, decadent and meat undertone.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95.0 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,259.74
    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,144.87
    2010

    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    This smells like a bouquet of flowers with blueberries and currants and spices. Full body, yet agile and refined. So fine and pretty. It's balanced and in harmony. Savory. A smoky, decadent and meat undertone.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95.0 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,144.87
    Carruades de Lafite 2016 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,161.67
    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?
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94.5 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,161.67
    Carruades de Lafite 2018 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,080.07
    2018

    Carruades de Lafite 2018 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (95-96)

    This is an extremely fine-grained Carraudes with a complex character of chocolate, walnut, cedar and a hint of graphite. Medium-to full-bodied, tight and chewy but, at the same time, agile and light. Savory finish. Special.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95.5 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,080.07
    Carruades de Lafite 2019 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,879.06
    2019

    Carruades de Lafite 2019 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    This is a beautiful Carraudes with currant, sweet-tobacco and wet-earth aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied with a dense center-palate and tight, polished tannins. Fresh, with tension. Reminds me of the 1995 Lafite. This is so Lafite in character. It shows so much cabernet sauvignon character. It’s 68% cabernet sauvignon, 27% merlot and the rest cabernet franc. Try after 2026.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96.0 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,879.06
    Carruades de Lafite 2020 (3x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,036.44
    2020

    Carruades de Lafite 2020 (3x75cl)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 96.5 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,036.44
    Carruades de Lafite 2020 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,939.07
    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.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    11-13 months

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96.5 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,939.07
    Carruades de Lafite 2021 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,525.07
    2021

    Carruades de Lafite 2021 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (94-95)

    Soft and attractive character to this wine, showing a polished-tannin frame and a juicy center-palate. Medium body with medium, velvety tannins. Juicy. 55% cabernet sauvignon, 36% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +1 year

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94.5 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,525.07
    Lafite Rothschild 1954 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £230.68
    1954

    Lafite Rothschild 1954 (1x75cl)
    Repack - very low level, just above the label. Damaged and dirty label. Raised cork and damaged cap 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £230.68
    Lafite Rothschild 1996 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £6,704.87
    1996

    Lafite Rothschild 1996 (6x75cl)

    Decanter (100)

    An elegant but muscular Lafite, really summing up the trajectory that this wine takes over decades in a good vintage. It started out in its early years with huge concentration, more in fact than in many vintages, but it is now showcasing the subtlety and infinite range of flavours and aromatics that makes Lafite such a singular wine. Expect layers of earth, cigar box, liquorice, cold ash, blackberry, cassis, pencil lead, mint leaf and crushed rock minerality. The first Lafite to be put in an anti-fraud engraved bottle. 38% of overall production in the first wine, quite low at the time although typical today. 3% Petit Verdot completes the blend.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100.0 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £6,704.87
    Lafite Rothschild 1998 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £6,574.07
    1998

    Lafite Rothschild 1998 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (96)

    The 1998 Lafite-Rothschild is served from double magnum directly from the château reserves, in fact with the man who made it sitting opposite me – Charles Chevalier. I must admit to being quite amazed how well this shows at 20-years of age, trouncing all the other First Growths except Haut-Brion. Lucid in colour, it has a vivid bouquet of pure blackberry, blueberry, vanilla and graphite, perhaps just a little uncharacteristically showy in style, but beautifully defined and intense. The palate is perfectly balanced with layers of ripe black fruit, perfectly pitched acidity and a silky smooth texture that renders this utterly seductive. It is almost too good for me to recommend cellaring longer. Whatever...it is a sublime Lafite-Rothschild that on this showing, may well challenge the supremacy of the 1996. Tasted at the Académie du Vin dinner in Bordeaux.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96.0 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £6,574.07
    Lafite Rothschild 2000 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £17,169.34
    2000

    Lafite Rothschild 2000 (12x75cl)

    Hedonist's Gazette (100)

    I expected the 2000 Lafite Rothschild to be much too young, but I was blown away by how it performed at this meal. A classic Lafite with notes of lead pencil shavings and black currants as well as a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, it possessed striking intensity as well as aromatics. The wine seemed more evolved than I remember, but it is still an adolescent in terms of maturity. This beautiful, rich, full offering is a stunning achievement.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100.0 (HG) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £17,169.34
    Lafite Rothschild 2000 (1x300cl)
    Inc. VAT: £10,103.92
    2000

    Lafite Rothschild 2000 (1x300cl)

    Hedonist's Gazette (100)

    I expected the 2000 Lafite Rothschild to be much too young, but I was blown away by how it performed at this meal. A classic Lafite with notes of lead pencil shavings and black currants as well as a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, it possessed striking intensity as well as aromatics. The wine seemed more evolved than I remember, but it is still an adolescent in terms of maturity. This beautiful, rich, full offering is a stunning achievement.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x300cl 1 100.0 (HG) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £10,103.92
    Lafite Rothschild 2000 (1x600cl)
    Inc. VAT: £16,841.82
    2000

    Lafite Rothschild 2000 (1x600cl)

    Hedonist's Gazette (100)

    I expected the 2000 Lafite Rothschild to be much too young, but I was blown away by how it performed at this meal. A classic Lafite with notes of lead pencil shavings and black currants as well as a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, it possessed striking intensity as well as aromatics. The wine seemed more evolved than I remember, but it is still an adolescent in terms of maturity. This beautiful, rich, full offering is a stunning achievement.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 100.0 (HG) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £16,841.82
    Lafite Rothschild 2000 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £9,586.07
    2000

    Lafite Rothschild 2000 (6x75cl)

    Hedonist's Gazette (100)

    I expected the 2000 Lafite Rothschild to be much too young, but I was blown away by how it performed at this meal. A classic Lafite with notes of lead pencil shavings and black currants as well as a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, it possessed striking intensity as well as aromatics. The wine seemed more evolved than I remember, but it is still an adolescent in terms of maturity. This beautiful, rich, full offering is a stunning achievement.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 100.0 (HG) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £9,586.07
    Lafite Rothschild 2002 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £9,327.34
    2002

    Lafite Rothschild 2002 (12x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (95-100)

    Crushed berries and intensity to this, with grapey, toasted oak and cedar notes. Big and concentrated, with chewy and firm tannins. Very long. Very tight, though, and just beginning to show its true nature. Score range: 95-100
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 99.5 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £9,327.34
    Lafite Rothschild 2003 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £10,832.14
    2003

    Lafite Rothschild 2003 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    The 2003 Lafite Rothschild comes as close to perfection as any of the great Lafites made over the past three decades (1982, 1986, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010). This sensational effort came in at 12.7% natural alcohol, it is made in the style of one of this estate’s great classics, the 1959. Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color to the rim along with a luxurious bouquet of cedarwood, lead pencil shaving, white chocolate, cocoa and cassis. Fat, rich, opulent and full-bodied with low acidity and stunning seductiveness and complexity, this noble wine possesses a bountiful, generous, heady style. It is just coming into its plateau of maturity where it should hold for 20-25 years. This is one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage – make no mistake about that.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100.0 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £10,832.14
    Lafite Rothschild 2003 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,073.68
    2003

    Lafite Rothschild 2003 (1x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    The 2003 Lafite Rothschild comes as close to perfection as any of the great Lafites made over the past three decades (1982, 1986, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010). This sensational effort came in at 12.7% natural alcohol, it is made in the style of one of this estate’s great classics, the 1959. Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color to the rim along with a luxurious bouquet of cedarwood, lead pencil shaving, white chocolate, cocoa and cassis. Fat, rich, opulent and full-bodied with low acidity and stunning seductiveness and complexity, this noble wine possesses a bountiful, generous, heady style. It is just coming into its plateau of maturity where it should hold for 20-25 years. This is one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage – make no mistake about that.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 100.0 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,073.68
    Lafite Rothschild 2003 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £6,331.07
    2003

    Lafite Rothschild 2003 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    The 2003 Lafite Rothschild comes as close to perfection as any of the great Lafites made over the past three decades (1982, 1986, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010). This sensational effort came in at 12.7% natural alcohol, it is made in the style of one of this estate’s great classics, the 1959. Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color to the rim along with a luxurious bouquet of cedarwood, lead pencil shaving, white chocolate, cocoa and cassis. Fat, rich, opulent and full-bodied with low acidity and stunning seductiveness and complexity, this noble wine possesses a bountiful, generous, heady style. It is just coming into its plateau of maturity where it should hold for 20-25 years. This is one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage – make no mistake about that.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100.0 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £6,331.07
    Lafite Rothschild 2008 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £9,995.74
    2008

    Lafite Rothschild 2008 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (98)

    A candidate for the -wine of the vintage,- the 2008 should have been purchased before it began to soar in value because of the significance of the number 8 in the Chinese culture (denoting good luck). Representing 40% of the production, this blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc offers aromas of high quality unsmoked cigar tobacco, lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, earth, cedar and asphalt. Full, rich and stunningly concentrated, I doubt it is inferior to the 2010, just more classic as well as slightly more forward and a degree weaker in alcoholic potency (12.5% versus 13.5%). The 2008 should be relatively drinkable in 6-10 years as it is already showing remarkable complexity and breed, and will last for 30-35 years...at the minimum.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 4 98.0 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £9,995.74
    Lafite Rothschild 2009 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £5,526.47
    2009

    Lafite Rothschild 2009 (6x75cl)

    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)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100.0 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £5,526.47
    Lafite Rothschild 2010 (3x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £6,772.07
    2010

    Lafite Rothschild 2010 (3x150cl)

    Decanter (100)

    Inky colour, more so than in many years of Lafite, imprinted by the vintage. It is at this level, in these type of years, where you see why these terroirs have stood out for centuries. We are in a crowded field of excellence in Pauillac in 2010, and yet still the First Growths manage to deliver an extra heartbeat of brilliance. This is still extremely closed, and I have no hesitation in saying that when Lafite is planning its 250th anniversary celebrations that this will be one of the wines that it chooses, just as we all marvelled at the 1893 in the summer of 2018. Blocks of liquorice and black chocolate come through alongside the tannins, standing guard to ensure the fruits don't escape before they are ready to do so. There are vintages where Lafite is sculpted, liquid elegance (like 2017, speaking of one I have recently tasted), and where it stands out against the vintage, and then there are other years when it epitomises why the vintage is so good, and that is where we are here. It has less obvious muscles than the Latour but every bit of the strength.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 100.0 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £6,772.07
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Carruades de Lafite 1957 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £489.56
    1957

    Carruades de Lafite 1957 (1x75cl)
    As per photos 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £489.56
    Carruades de Lafite 1996 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,793.00
    1996

    Carruades de Lafite 1996 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (86-88)

    I have noticed in my tastings that the second wine of Lafite-Rothschild, Carruades de Lafite, has improved over recent years. The 1996, a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot, may turn out to be the finest Carruades I have ever tasted. It possesses as much power, ripeness, and fleshy fruit (because of the high percentage of Merlot) as I have ever detected in this offering. While it does not quite have the characteristics of Lafite, being fleshier and more accessible, it is a beautifully made wine with a subtle dosage of toasty new oak, an appealing texture, and excellent length. Given its power, this second wine will need 2-4 years of cellaring, and keep for 15+ years (I would not be surprised to see it last for two decades).
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 87.5 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,793.00
    Carruades de Lafite 1999 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,849.00
    1999

    Carruades de Lafite 1999 (12x75cl)

    Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (90)

    Good bright red-ruby. Dark aromas of cassis, blueberry, licorice, violet, mint and bitter chocolate, along with a faint note of candied berries. Tightly wound and quite juicy, with a strong mineral spine giving it a rather linear, lean impression. But classy and not at all hard, with lovely underlying fruit. Finishes firmly tannic and fresh. Not fat, but subtle and stylish.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 90.0 (ST) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,849.00
    Carruades de Lafite 2002 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,326.00
    2002

    Carruades de Lafite 2002 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Stephen Tanzer (85-88)

    Bright medium ruby. Cool aromas of blackberry, blueberry, violet, bitter chocolate and shoe polish, with a faint weedy nuance. Juicy, firm-edged and slightly medicinal; not pliant but showing good intensity. A somewhat hard, austere wine whose green-edged flavors currently clash with its firm tannins. But there's decent underlying density here.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 87.5 (VN (ST)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,326.00
    Carruades de Lafite 2003 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,995.00
    2003

    Carruades de Lafite 2003 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (91)

    There are 20,000 cases of the gorgeous 2003 Carruades de Lafite. Despite record heat in June, July and August, this wine only hit 12.8% alcohol, which seems modest compared to the higher alcohol levels of 2009 and 2010. A final blend of 50% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc has resulted in a second wine with a Lafite Rothschild-like character, plenty of creme de cassis, cedarwood and graphite notes as well as a supple, lush texture. It has reached full maturity where it should remain for another 5-10 years.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 3 91.0 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,995.00
    Carruades de Lafite 2005 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,100.00
    2005

    Carruades de Lafite 2005 (12x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (91)

    Though this is the second wine for Lafite-Rothschild, it is a major wine in its own right, with its dense, powered fruit and a structure obviously built to last. There is sweet, rich fruit and lively vibrant acidity. Imported by Domaines Barons de Rothschild and multiple U.S. importers.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 91.0 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,100.00
    Carruades de Lafite 2008 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,017.00
    2008

    Carruades de Lafite 2008 (6x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (92)

    Firm tannins and great freshness, with a touch of bitter chocolate as well as spice and tight tannins. This second wine of Lafite is attractively fruity, easily lifting the weight of tannins.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 92.0 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,017.00
    Carruades de Lafite 2009 (6x150cl)
    In Bond: £3,332.00
    2009

    Carruades de Lafite 2009 (6x150cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    Currants and blackberries on the nose. Spicy and intense undertones. Full body, with juicy fruit and a soft, very silky texture and a long, long finish. Polished and very pretty. Best Carruades ever. Try in 2018.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 95.0 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,332.00
    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,523.00
    2010

    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    This smells like a bouquet of flowers with blueberries and currants and spices. Full body, yet agile and refined. So fine and pretty. It's balanced and in harmony. Savory. A smoky, decadent and meat undertone.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95.0 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,523.00
    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,774.00
    2010

    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    This smells like a bouquet of flowers with blueberries and currants and spices. Full body, yet agile and refined. So fine and pretty. It's balanced and in harmony. Savory. A smoky, decadent and meat undertone.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95.0 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,774.00
    Carruades de Lafite 2016 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,788.00
    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?
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94.5 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,788.00
    Carruades de Lafite 2018 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,720.00
    2018

    Carruades de Lafite 2018 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (95-96)

    This is an extremely fine-grained Carraudes with a complex character of chocolate, walnut, cedar and a hint of graphite. Medium-to full-bodied, tight and chewy but, at the same time, agile and light. Savory finish. Special.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95.5 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,720.00
    Carruades de Lafite 2019 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,552.49
    2019

    Carruades de Lafite 2019 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    This is a beautiful Carraudes with currant, sweet-tobacco and wet-earth aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied with a dense center-palate and tight, polished tannins. Fresh, with tension. Reminds me of the 1995 Lafite. This is so Lafite in character. It shows so much cabernet sauvignon character. It’s 68% cabernet sauvignon, 27% merlot and the rest cabernet franc. Try after 2026.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96.0 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,552.49
    Carruades de Lafite 2020 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: £857.00
    2020

    Carruades de Lafite 2020 (3x75cl)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 96.5 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £857.00
    Carruades de Lafite 2020 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,602.50
    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.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    11-13 months

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96.5 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,602.50
    Carruades de Lafite 2021 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,257.50
    2021

    Carruades de Lafite 2021 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (94-95)

    Soft and attractive character to this wine, showing a polished-tannin frame and a juicy center-palate. Medium body with medium, velvety tannins. Juicy. 55% cabernet sauvignon, 36% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +1 year

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94.5 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,257.50
    Lafite Rothschild 1954 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £228.00
    1954

    Lafite Rothschild 1954 (1x75cl)
    Repack - very low level, just above the label. Damaged and dirty label. Raised cork and damaged cap 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £228.00
    Lafite Rothschild 1996 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £5,574.00
    1996

    Lafite Rothschild 1996 (6x75cl)

    Decanter (100)

    An elegant but muscular Lafite, really summing up the trajectory that this wine takes over decades in a good vintage. It started out in its early years with huge concentration, more in fact than in many vintages, but it is now showcasing the subtlety and infinite range of flavours and aromatics that makes Lafite such a singular wine. Expect layers of earth, cigar box, liquorice, cold ash, blackberry, cassis, pencil lead, mint leaf and crushed rock minerality. The first Lafite to be put in an anti-fraud engraved bottle. 38% of overall production in the first wine, quite low at the time although typical today. 3% Petit Verdot completes the blend.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100.0 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £5,574.00
    Lafite Rothschild 1998 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £5,465.00
    1998

    Lafite Rothschild 1998 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (96)

    The 1998 Lafite-Rothschild is served from double magnum directly from the château reserves, in fact with the man who made it sitting opposite me – Charles Chevalier. I must admit to being quite amazed how well this shows at 20-years of age, trouncing all the other First Growths except Haut-Brion. Lucid in colour, it has a vivid bouquet of pure blackberry, blueberry, vanilla and graphite, perhaps just a little uncharacteristically showy in style, but beautifully defined and intense. The palate is perfectly balanced with layers of ripe black fruit, perfectly pitched acidity and a silky smooth texture that renders this utterly seductive. It is almost too good for me to recommend cellaring longer. Whatever...it is a sublime Lafite-Rothschild that on this showing, may well challenge the supremacy of the 1996. Tasted at the Académie du Vin dinner in Bordeaux.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96.0 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £5,465.00
    Lafite Rothschild 2000 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £14,281.00
    2000

    Lafite Rothschild 2000 (12x75cl)

    Hedonist's Gazette (100)

    I expected the 2000 Lafite Rothschild to be much too young, but I was blown away by how it performed at this meal. A classic Lafite with notes of lead pencil shavings and black currants as well as a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, it possessed striking intensity as well as aromatics. The wine seemed more evolved than I remember, but it is still an adolescent in terms of maturity. This beautiful, rich, full offering is a stunning achievement.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100.0 (HG) Read Review/Description In Bond: £14,281.00
    Lafite Rothschild 2000 (1x300cl)
    In Bond: £8,411.00
    2000

    Lafite Rothschild 2000 (1x300cl)

    Hedonist's Gazette (100)

    I expected the 2000 Lafite Rothschild to be much too young, but I was blown away by how it performed at this meal. A classic Lafite with notes of lead pencil shavings and black currants as well as a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, it possessed striking intensity as well as aromatics. The wine seemed more evolved than I remember, but it is still an adolescent in terms of maturity. This beautiful, rich, full offering is a stunning achievement.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x300cl 1 100.0 (HG) Read Review/Description In Bond: £8,411.00
    Lafite Rothschild 2000 (1x600cl)
    In Bond: £14,017.00
    2000

    Lafite Rothschild 2000 (1x600cl)

    Hedonist's Gazette (100)

    I expected the 2000 Lafite Rothschild to be much too young, but I was blown away by how it performed at this meal. A classic Lafite with notes of lead pencil shavings and black currants as well as a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, it possessed striking intensity as well as aromatics. The wine seemed more evolved than I remember, but it is still an adolescent in terms of maturity. This beautiful, rich, full offering is a stunning achievement.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 100.0 (HG) Read Review/Description In Bond: £14,017.00
    Lafite Rothschild 2000 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £7,975.00
    2000

    Lafite Rothschild 2000 (6x75cl)

    Hedonist's Gazette (100)

    I expected the 2000 Lafite Rothschild to be much too young, but I was blown away by how it performed at this meal. A classic Lafite with notes of lead pencil shavings and black currants as well as a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, it possessed striking intensity as well as aromatics. The wine seemed more evolved than I remember, but it is still an adolescent in terms of maturity. This beautiful, rich, full offering is a stunning achievement.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 100.0 (HG) Read Review/Description In Bond: £7,975.00
    Lafite Rothschild 2002 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £7,746.00
    2002

    Lafite Rothschild 2002 (12x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (95-100)

    Crushed berries and intensity to this, with grapey, toasted oak and cedar notes. Big and concentrated, with chewy and firm tannins. Very long. Very tight, though, and just beginning to show its true nature. Score range: 95-100
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 99.5 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £7,746.00
    Lafite Rothschild 2003 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £9,000.00
    2003

    Lafite Rothschild 2003 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    The 2003 Lafite Rothschild comes as close to perfection as any of the great Lafites made over the past three decades (1982, 1986, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010). This sensational effort came in at 12.7% natural alcohol, it is made in the style of one of this estate’s great classics, the 1959. Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color to the rim along with a luxurious bouquet of cedarwood, lead pencil shaving, white chocolate, cocoa and cassis. Fat, rich, opulent and full-bodied with low acidity and stunning seductiveness and complexity, this noble wine possesses a bountiful, generous, heady style. It is just coming into its plateau of maturity where it should hold for 20-25 years. This is one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage – make no mistake about that.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100.0 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £9,000.00
    Lafite Rothschild 2003 (1x75cl)
    In Bond: £892.50
    2003

    Lafite Rothschild 2003 (1x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    The 2003 Lafite Rothschild comes as close to perfection as any of the great Lafites made over the past three decades (1982, 1986, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010). This sensational effort came in at 12.7% natural alcohol, it is made in the style of one of this estate’s great classics, the 1959. Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color to the rim along with a luxurious bouquet of cedarwood, lead pencil shaving, white chocolate, cocoa and cassis. Fat, rich, opulent and full-bodied with low acidity and stunning seductiveness and complexity, this noble wine possesses a bountiful, generous, heady style. It is just coming into its plateau of maturity where it should hold for 20-25 years. This is one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage – make no mistake about that.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 100.0 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £892.50
    Lafite Rothschild 2003 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £5,262.50
    2003

    Lafite Rothschild 2003 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    The 2003 Lafite Rothschild comes as close to perfection as any of the great Lafites made over the past three decades (1982, 1986, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010). This sensational effort came in at 12.7% natural alcohol, it is made in the style of one of this estate’s great classics, the 1959. Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color to the rim along with a luxurious bouquet of cedarwood, lead pencil shaving, white chocolate, cocoa and cassis. Fat, rich, opulent and full-bodied with low acidity and stunning seductiveness and complexity, this noble wine possesses a bountiful, generous, heady style. It is just coming into its plateau of maturity where it should hold for 20-25 years. This is one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage – make no mistake about that.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100.0 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £5,262.50
    Lafite Rothschild 2008 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £8,303.00
    2008

    Lafite Rothschild 2008 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (98)

    A candidate for the -wine of the vintage,- the 2008 should have been purchased before it began to soar in value because of the significance of the number 8 in the Chinese culture (denoting good luck). Representing 40% of the production, this blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc offers aromas of high quality unsmoked cigar tobacco, lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, earth, cedar and asphalt. Full, rich and stunningly concentrated, I doubt it is inferior to the 2010, just more classic as well as slightly more forward and a degree weaker in alcoholic potency (12.5% versus 13.5%). The 2008 should be relatively drinkable in 6-10 years as it is already showing remarkable complexity and breed, and will last for 30-35 years...at the minimum.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 4 98.0 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £8,303.00
    Lafite Rothschild 2009 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £4,592.00
    2009

    Lafite Rothschild 2009 (6x75cl)

    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)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100.0 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £4,592.00
    Lafite Rothschild 2010 (3x150cl)
    In Bond: £5,630.00
    2010

    Lafite Rothschild 2010 (3x150cl)

    Decanter (100)

    Inky colour, more so than in many years of Lafite, imprinted by the vintage. It is at this level, in these type of years, where you see why these terroirs have stood out for centuries. We are in a crowded field of excellence in Pauillac in 2010, and yet still the First Growths manage to deliver an extra heartbeat of brilliance. This is still extremely closed, and I have no hesitation in saying that when Lafite is planning its 250th anniversary celebrations that this will be one of the wines that it chooses, just as we all marvelled at the 1893 in the summer of 2018. Blocks of liquorice and black chocolate come through alongside the tannins, standing guard to ensure the fruits don't escape before they are ready to do so. There are vintages where Lafite is sculpted, liquid elegance (like 2017, speaking of one I have recently tasted), and where it stands out against the vintage, and then there are other years when it epitomises why the vintage is so good, and that is where we are here. It has less obvious muscles than the Latour but every bit of the strength.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 100.0 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £5,630.00

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