Lafite Rothschild 2013

Cult Wines Price: £2,530.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, 2013

Tasting Notes Lafite Rothschild 2013

91-93

The Grand Vin is a blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Merlot. The latter was apparently difficult to assimilate with the Cabernet, gradually adding 1% at a time and finally, electing 2% as the optimal amount. As usual, I spent 10+ minutes with my sample, as it is never as immediate as say, Latour or Chateau Margaux. It has an elegant bouquet with a fine violet scent that became more accentuated with time. There is plenty of dark cherry and blackcurrant fruit, a touch of pencil shavings that becomes more pronounced with aeration. The palate is a little austere because of the dominance of the Cabernet Sauvignon, although that 2% Merlot does take the edge off the finish, rounding out any edges. The aftertaste has that attractive saline tincture, but here a little spicier and longer than its peers. This is a traditional Pauillac; a success for the vintage and a wine that I think will improve in bottle rather than in barrel. A steadfast Lafite. Tasted April 2014.

Neal Martin
88

Only one-third of the tiny 2013 crop made it into the 2013 Lafite Rothschild, which may be the lowest rated Lafite produced in the last twenty years. Composed of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Merlot, only the 1994 (99% Cabernet Sauvignon) and 1961 (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) had higher percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blend. The 2013 possesses a dark ruby color, but it does not reveal much of the Lafite Rothschild character in the aromatics or flavors. Elegant, with dark cherry fruit interwoven with underbrush and damp wood-like notes, it narrows in the mouth, and while it is above-average, possibly even excellent, it is hardly an inspiring wine. At its price point, it is a major underachiever in this vintage.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #214 Aug 2014
87-89

Only one-third of the tiny 2013 crop made it into the 2013 Lafite Rothschild, which may be the lowest rated Lafite produced in the last twenty years. Composed of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Merlot, only the 1994 (99% Cabernet Sauvignon) and 1961 (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) had higher percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blend. The 2013 possesses a dark ruby color, but it does not reveal much of the Lafite Rothschild character in the aromatics or flavors. Elegant, with dark cherry fruit interwoven with underbrush and damp wood-like notes, it narrows in the mouth, and while it is above-average, possibly even excellent, it is hardly an inspiring wine. At its price point, it is a major underachiever in this vintage.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #214 Aug 2014

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 £3,200.00 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 £4,700.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,450.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2013 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £5,000.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2013 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,530.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2012 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £5,000.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2012 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,550.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2011 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,975.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,250.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2009 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,200.00 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 £6,370.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2005 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,600.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2004 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,380.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2003 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £9,000.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2002 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,500.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2001 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,650.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2000 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £13,400.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1999 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £6,530.00 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 £9,600.00 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 £7,800.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1989 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £7,493.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1986 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £11,780.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1986 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £950.00 1x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £37,500.00 12x75cl