Lafite Rothschild 2005

Current Market Price: £7,400.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, 2005

Tasting Notes Lafite Rothschild 2005

96+

While the 2005 is another brilliantly classic Lafite Rothschild, for my taste, it comes in slightly behind their extraordinarily opulent 2003 as well as the dramatically powerful 2000. A blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Merlot, the 2005 boasts a dark ruby/purple color in addition to that exceptional Lafite perfume of graphite, spring flowers, crushed rocks, and sweet black cherry and black currant fruit that exudes class and nobility. The wine is medium-bodied with extremely high levels of tannin in addition to sensational purity, length, and overall harmony. However, it is exceptionally backward, and even more tannic than either the 1995 or 1996. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050+

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #176 April 2008
96+

Tasted blind and tasted twice in the same month, this is a perplexing Lafite that as yet, has not lived up to its show stopping performance in barrel. There is more Cabernet, more graphite on the nose here with wonderful definition – just pure, unadulterated blackberry and cedar. Conservative, tightly coiled and beckoning considerable cellaring. Very smooth on the entry, no hard edges here, polished new oak, very fine tannins, great focus but I would like a little more depth on the finish. Broody, sultry and compelling. Drink 2020-2040+ Tasted January 2009.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2009
100

An incredible nose, so subtle with red fruits, mint, minerals, and all sorts of flowers give way to Cohiba cigar tobacco. The palate has such freshness and density, with perfectly polished tannins. Slightly leathery, like a wonderful Hermes bag. What a wine, please leave this for another ten years. Pull the cork in 2020. 10% Merlot.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, February 23rd 2011

Lafite Rothschild Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Lafite Rothschild 2018 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,800.00 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 £5,000.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,600.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,850.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,425.00 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 £2,550.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2011 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,809.00 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 £7,400.00 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 £6,552.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2001 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,554.00 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 £7,400.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1997 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,600.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £9,350.00 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 £7,800.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1989 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,373.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1986 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £11,510.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £37,500.00 12x75cl