Lafite Rothschild 2003

Current Market Price: £9,000.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, 2003

Tasting Notes Lafite Rothschild 2003

98

Spicy and rich, with a tobacco and berry character on the nose and palate I love the nose. Full bodied, with soft velvety tannins that give you so much. This goes on and on. Sexy and exciting right now, but leave this for five or six years.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, March 14th 2011
94

Tasted at Bordeaux Index's "10-Year On" tasting in London. Comparing the wines side by side, the Lafite Rothschild '03 has a similar bouquet to the Latour but perhaps it retains just a little more delineation. It is more understated than Latour but offers lifted pencil shaving scents and hints of sous-bois. The palate is medium-bodied with a fleshy, sensual entry - layers of red berry fruit, mint, vanilla and white pepper. It is very composed towards the finish, nicely focused and stretches long in the mouth. I appreciate the refinement here, the composure and finesse. Tasted March 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2013
100

A modern day version of the 1959 Lafite, the 2003 Lafite Rothschild was bottled in mid-May, 2005 after achieving 12.9% natural alcohol – hardly an astonishing figure given the vintage’s weather conditions. A combination of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, it represents a ripe version of the essence of Lafite-Rothschild. Dense purple-colored, with classic notes of graphite intertwined with melted licorice, creme de cassis, smoke, and flowers, it reveals extraordinary richness, opulence, power, purity, intensity, and viscosity. Whether this wine will close down or not is questionable as it is somewhat atypical given its sweetness and softness. Analytically, there are extremely high tannins, which I suspect will assert themselves in the future. Production in 2003 was less than half of normal. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2050.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #164 April 2006

Lafite Rothschild Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Lafite Rothschild 2018 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,742.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,475.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,050.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £5,194.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,700.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,840.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,420.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2013 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,920.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2012 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,950.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2012 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,599.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2011 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,950.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,560.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £3,780.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2009 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,240.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2008 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,560.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2007 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,560.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2006 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,400.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2005 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,450.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2004 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,400.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2003 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £9,000.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2002 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,550.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2001 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,500.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2000 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £12,800.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1999 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,150.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1998 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,350.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1997 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,500.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £9,400.00 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 £7,750.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1989 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,373.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1986 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £10,684.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £37,500.00 12x75cl