Red

2002 Château Lafite Rothschild

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 74

  • ctc wrote: 95 points

    November 13, 2019 - Superb.

  • styrofoamboots Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 18, 2019 - Drank during a blind tasting of '02 Pauillac Bordeaux (Lafite, Pichon Lalande Comtesse, Duhart-Milon, and Lynch-Bages). This immediately stood out as the best of the group, with all exhibiting much of the typical left bank characteristics you'd expect - plum, blackcurrant, some cherry, graphite/pencil shavings, leather and tobacco. However, the Lafite's excellent balance and longevity of the finish stood head and shoulders above the rest we tried, making this the clear WOTN. Bottle was opened for about an hour before drinking and showed a bit of evolution through the night after being open for a few hours.

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  • oldwines Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 20, 2019 - Philly Wine Group Top French Wines Themed Dinner (The Prime Rib, Philadelphia): Slow-Oxed from the morning then decanted before dinner. Opaque dark garnet. Fragrant almost explosive nose of pencil lead/graphite, coal, vanilla cedar and forest floor. Medium- acidity and medium tannin. Rich and chewy mouth feel. Classic palate blending the earth and minerals in the nose with black cherry, blackberry and black currant. Long luxurious finish. Gorgeous wine that has probably, so far, aged better than the vintage experts might have predicted.

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  • skurtz Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 20, 2019 - For our Philadelphia wine club dinner at the Prime Rib. Opened to breathe for 6h before dinner. Huge mineral and graphite on the nose and palate. Black fruit. Velvety and classy. Outstanding with rack of lamb. For me, this tied with WOTN with the 2005 Palmer.

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  • Kriz wrote: 93 points

    March 24, 2019 - Drank by a dry aged Cote du Boeuf. Very pleasant wine. 2002 is not a great vintage but this is very good. Nice Pauillac typicity. Silky smooth palate. Harmonius wine, lovely and at it's peak now.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Lafite Rothschild
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac
  • UPC Codes 000000147385, 018138415528, 087000330962, 1000000000121, 3700266200080

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 226 (2%)
  • In Cellars 7,031 (73%)
  • Consumed 2,357 (25%)

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