2019 Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 100 WA 100 JL 99 DC 98 JA 98 JD 98 VN 98 WS 98 TWI 97
JS 100

jamessuckling.com, January 2022

So much sweet tobacco, Spanish cedar, dried flowers, dark mushrooms and roses. Really aromatic. This is so polished and very powerful, yet ethereal and refined at the same time. The finish goes on for minutes. Tight and...
WA 100

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2022

One of the greatest wines produced in Bordeaux this year is the 2019 Lafite Rothschild, an impeccably balanced classic of immense charm and grace. Wafting from the glass with arresting aromas of cassis, blackberries and...
JL 99

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2022

A stunning example of Lafite Rothschild, the wine is deep, ruby in color. The attention seeking perfume serves up its Cuban cigar wrapper, roses, spice box, cedar, lead pencil and array of red fruits and blackberries...
DC 98

Decanter, January 2022

An opulent and fruit-forward vintage for Lafite in 2019. Vivid purple colour in the glass with blackcurrant, cherry and milk chocolate notes. Gorgeous weight on the palate with such fine tannins and depth of flavour - not...
JA 98

janeanson.com, October 2021

There is a sense of discretion to this Lafite, full of pencil lead, crayon, chalk-textured minerality, clear grain and grip to the tannins that lets everything unfold slowly and calmly, no drama and yet a slow-building...
JD 98

jebdunnuck.com, August 2022

The Grand Vin 2019 Château Lafite Rothschild is based on 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot that hit 13.4% natural alcohol with a pH of 3.9. It's a pure, seamless, incredibly accessible Lafite offering...
VN 98

Vinous, February 2023

The 2019 Lafite-Rothschild has a most earthy bouquet with warm gravel and black olive scents percolating through the black fruit. Warm bricks on a hot sunny afternoon. The palate is medium-bodied with gorgeous, saturated...
WS 98

Wine Spectator, January 2022

A very energetic wine, with wild loganberry, mulberry and black currant fruit flavors that bristle with mouthwatering bay leaf, licorice root and savory notes. The finish is tight now, with charcoal shadings and a...
TWI 97

The Wine Independent, May 2023

The 2019 Lafite Rothschild is composed of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it is a little closed and broody, delivering subtle notes of stewed tea, aniseed, and crushed...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Chateau Lafite, the famous Pauillac property of the Left Bank of the Medoc, began to earn its reputation as a great winemaking estate in the 17th century. Acquiring a strong following in London in the early 18th century, Lafite found its way to the Versailles court, receiving acclaim as the “The King’s Wine”. The reputation did not diminish, achieving a pinnacle when it was ranked a First Growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification.

On August 8, 1868, Baron James de Rothschild purchased Chateau Lafite, although he died just three months later leaving Lafite to his three sons. The years that followed were considered a golden age for the estate, producing a rich legacy of remarkable vintages.

Fortunes turned at the end of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, which were turbulent years. The vines suffered both a phylloxeric crisis and mildew. Then there was organized fraud, World War I, followed by the Great Depression, and finally the occupation of France during World War II. After this difficult period, Baron Elie de Rothschild was entrusted with the recovery of the Lafite estate, leading programs to restore the vineyards and the buildings, as well as becoming an active participant in tasting events and the founding of a regional guild.

The recovery and renewal period at Chateau Lafite was continued by his nephew, Baron Eric de Rothschild, who made great strides forward in the management of the estate and in the replanting and restoration of the vineyards. He also extended the horizons of the Domaines through new acquisitions both in France and abroad.

This famous First Growth is often described as perfumed, elegant and delicate, and one of the finest wines in Bordeaux. According to Baron Eric de Rothschild, Chateau Lafite has a beautiful, generous, and kindly soul that turns bare earth into heaven. The blend for this grand vin varies from vintage to vintage, but is typically 80-95% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5-20% Merlot, with the balance from Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to the exquisite and legendary 2019 Lafite-Rothschild. This magnificent Bordeaux Blend hails from the renowned Pauillac region in Bordeaux, France. With a deep red color that catches the eye and a cork closure that signifies its prestige, this wine is truly a work of art.

The nose of this wine is a symphony of aromas that will captivate your senses. Sweet tobacco, Spanish cedar, dried flowers, dark mushrooms, and roses intertwine to create a truly aromatic experience. It is a testament to the craftsmanship of Lafite-Rothschild.

On the palate, this wine is a harmonious balance of power and refinement. It is both powerful and ethereal, with a polished texture that glides effortlessly across the tongue. The finish is seemingly endless, lingering for minutes and leaving you longing for more. This wine is tight and harmonious, demonstrating the perfect balance that Lafite-Rothschild is known for.

The critics are unanimous in their praise for this exceptional vintage. James Suckling awards it a perfect score of 100, describing it as polished, powerful, and age-worthy. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also gives it a perfect score, lauding its impeccable balance and charming grace. Decanter awards it an impressive 98 points, noting its opulence, fine tannins, and depth of flavor.

Jeb Dunnuck considers it a pure and seamless Lafite, with perfect tannins and a finish that keeps you coming back for more. Jeff Leve describes it as stunning, refined, and the most refined of all the First Growths. Vinous praises its earthy bouquet, firm tannins, and fabulous long aftertaste. Wine Spectator calls it energetic, dense, and driven, with the potential to age for a long time. Jane Anson recognizes its balance, finesse, and the potential for it to become a 100-point wine in the future.

In conclusion, the 2019 Lafite-Rothschild is a wine that embodies elegance, power, and longevity. It is a wine that demands your attention and rewards your patience. With its exceptional ratings and critical acclaim, it is truly a wine for the ages. Indulge in a bottle, and allow yourself to be transported to the pinnacle of Bordeaux winemaking. Cheers!