Lafite Rothschild 2009

Current Market Price: £7,350.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, 2009

Tasting Notes Lafite Rothschild 2009

99+

The main reason the 2009 Lafite Rothschild did not receive a perfect score is because the wine has closed down slightly, but it is unquestionably another profound Lafite, their greatest wine since the amazing 2003. Among the most powerful Lafites ever made (it came in at 13.59% alcohol), the final blend was 82.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot. The selection was incredibly severe with only 45% of the crop being utilized. A tight, but potentially gorgeous nose of graphite, black currants, licorice and camphor is followed by a full-bodied wine revealing the classic elegance, purity and delineated style of Lafite. It is phenomenally concentrated with softer tannins than the 2005, the 2003's voluptuous, broad, juicy personality, and low acidity. There are several vintages that I thought were a replay of their colossal 1959, most notably 1982 and 2003, but 2009 is also one to keep an eye on. It is still extremely youthful and seems slightly more backward than I would have guessed based on the barrel tastings, but it needs 10-15 years of bottle age, and should last for 50+.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #199 February 2012
95

Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. Unfortunately we were afforded just one bottle of the Lafite '09, which is a pity because I (and many others) would have wished to re-taste it. This has a lifted bouquet with blackberry, sous-bois and a touch of dried herbs. Good fruit concentration here, Graves-like, complex with peripheral marmalade aromas emerging with time. The palate is full-bodied with succulent ripe tannins, slightly lower acidity, smooth and harmonious with a luscious, almost texturally honeyed finish. To be honest, I was expecting a little more from the 2009 and I hope that more breeding and terroir expression will seep through with time. Tasted January 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2013
100

The second you put your nose in the glass, you know that it is 100 points. The combination of sweet tobacco, fresh flowers, currants and sultanas on the nose leaves me breathless. Turns to cocoa powder and freshness. The palate re-enforces the show, with phenomenally polished tannins. Fabulous class. Could be a remake of the phenomenal 1959. Try in 2022.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, February 14th 2012

Lafite Rothschild Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Lafite Rothschild 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,880.00 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 £5,200.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,800.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,880.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,450.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2013 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,931.00 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 £4,900.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,665.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £3,833.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2009 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,350.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2008 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,497.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2007 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,497.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2006 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,300.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2005 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,500.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2004 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,400.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2003 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £8,968.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2002 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,368.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2001 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,269.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2000 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £12,997.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1999 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,360.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1998 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,396.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1997 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,600.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £9,426.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £866.25 1x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1995 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,278.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1990 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,831.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1989 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,600.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1986 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £11,500.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £37,500.00 12x75cl