Lafite Rothschild 1997

Current Market Price: £6,780.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, 1997

Tasting Notes Lafite Rothschild 1997

93

At 11-years of age, this has a rather broody nose, with blackberry, tar, a touch of mulberry and boysenberry. Good definition, still youthful. A hint of black olives developing in the glass then overt cedar and sandalwood tones. Medium-bodied on the palate, a slightly looser structure than I was expected, good acidity, silky mouthfeel with briary and a little damson coming through on the quasi-Pomerol like about the finish. Moderate length although it trails off a little on the aftertaste. It remains perhaps the best '97 First Growth. Drink now-2018. Tasted September 2008.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jan 2009
92

Only 26% of the crop made it into the final blend, resulting in only 15,000 cases of the 1997 Lafite-Rothschild. Readers should not ignore this wine because of the negative press surrounding the 1997 vintage. It boasts an opaque dense purple color in addition to a gorgeously sweet, expansive perfume of cedar wood, black currants, lead pencil, and minerals. What follows is a fat mid-palate, medium body, explosive fruit and richness, soft tannin, and a velvety texture. It is a beautiful, compelling Lafite-Rothschild that can be drunk young, yet promises to evolve for 15+ years. Although one of the most forward Lafites ever tasted, it is all the more captivating because of this characteristic. Don't miss it!

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #128 April 2000

Lafite Rothschild Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Lafite Rothschild 2018 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,740.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,493.50 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,000.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £3,100.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £5,300.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,900.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,850.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,450.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2013 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,950.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2013 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,500.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2012 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £5,000.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2012 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,625.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2011 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £5,000.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,770.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £3,800.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2009 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,300.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2008 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,560.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2007 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,479.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2006 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,400.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2005 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,250.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2004 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,400.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2003 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £9,300.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2002 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,552.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2001 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,600.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2000 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £13,568.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1999 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,002.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1998 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,350.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1997 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,780.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £9,300.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £866.25 1x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1995 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,200.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1990 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,730.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1989 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,300.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1986 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £11,650.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £37,500.00 12x75cl