Lafite Rothschild 2017

Current Market Price: £4,900.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, 2017

Tasting Notes Lafite Rothschild 2017

97-99

Composed of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon with 3.5% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Lafite Rothschild is a little shy on the nose to begin, opening out to scents of crushed blackcurrants, black cherries and warm black plums with touches of yeast extract, charcuterie, cigar box and fertile loam plus a hint of iron ore. POW—the paradoxically ethereal, medium-bodied palate hits you with vibrant, exhilarating black fruit and previously latent floral layers, supported with fantastic freshness and super fine-grained, pixelated tannins, finishing with persistent mineral and perfumed layers. Truly. Stunning.

Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - robertparker.com
97-98

This is very tight and tannic with lots of blackcurrant and sweet-tobacco character. Firm and powerful tannin texture sets this up for a long and chewy finish, yet it remains very compact and polished. It's a wine that possesses all the hallmarks of Lafite — everything from flavors to structure.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
94-97

The 2017 Lafite-Rothschild is gorgeous. Silky, nuanced and polished, the 2017 captures all the finesse that makes Lafite such a vaunted property. Even in this unusual vintage, Lafite retains its super classic flavor profile, shape and personality. And that is one of the signatures of truly great sites. Like many of his colleagues, Technical Director Eric Kolher opted for gentle extractions and incorporated a relatively high amount of press wine (16%) into the blend. Those are merely details, though, because the 2017 Lafite is stellar. It also has the potential to be the most complete of the First Growths.

Antonio Galloni
Antonio Galloni - vinous.com - May '18
95-97

The 2017 Lafite-Rothschild had been blended in mid-March, a couple of weeks prior to my visit, therefore it was important to let this settle and aerate. Moreover, I returned on my final day in Bordeaux mid-April for a second reading. It feels very aloof at first, even a little green, although that ebbs away with time in the glass to reveal pure blackberry and bilberry fruit, touches of brine, cedar and graphite. Patience discloses a really quite sublime array of aromas. The palate is where all the action is: filigree tannin, very well judged acidity, harmonious and poised with a silky smooth finish that glides across the mouth. It does not possess enormous length but it is very precise and, for want of a better, less clichéd word, classic from start to finish. Tasted twice with consistent notes.

Neal Martin
Neal Martin - vinous.com - May '55

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 £4,700.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,450.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2013 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £4,970.00 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 £4,946.00 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 £7,200.00 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 £6,300.00 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 £6,650.00 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 £7,493.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1986 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £11,780.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £37,500.00 12x75cl