Lafite Rothschild 2008

Cult Wines Price: £7,444.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, 2008

Tasting Notes Lafite Rothschild 2008

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.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #194 May 2011
97

Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. Pick of the First Growth’s perchance? The 2008 has a beautiful classic Pauillac nose with pure blackberry, graphite and sous-bois aromas that demonstrates supreme great intensity and delineation. The palate is very structured, complex with very fine and rigid tannins. There is a beguiling sense of symmetry and focus here with great persistency on the finish (which has an almost Saint Julien-like personality). Very sophisticated. Tasted January 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Mar 2012
95

Minerals, tar and sous bois with dark fruit. Sweet tobacco. Black licorice. Full and chewy with lots of fruit but very reserved. So much mineral and sweet tobacco. It is all there. Give it four to five years of bottle age before beginning to explore the wine.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, December 20th 2010

Lafite Rothschild Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Lafite Rothschild 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,900.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,100.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £3,050.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £5,455.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,800.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,600.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,450.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2013 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,970.00 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 £4,946.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,403.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £3,702.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2009 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,300.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2008 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,444.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2007 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,400.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2006 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,300.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2005 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,600.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2004 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,300.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2003 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £9,000.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2002 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,495.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2001 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,700.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2000 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £13,400.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1999 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,528.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1998 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,400.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1997 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,800.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £9,450.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £866.25 1x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1995 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,350.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1990 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £8,100.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1989 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,568.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1986 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £11,780.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £37,500.00 12x75cl