Red

2003 Château Lafite Rothschild

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 95

  • Ibetian wrote: 95 points

    August 16, 2019 - From 375, decanted shortly before drinking with picnic on the lawn at Tanglewood. Drinking well now from 375, though clear upside, especially on the nose. No roasted notes whatsoever. Elegant.

  • LiteItOnFire Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 6, 2019 - KC/AC dinner 30 minute decant followed by a taste at pour and then another hour in glass. Fantastic wine that evolved in glass. Initial pour aromas of animal and leather with earth- complemented with taste of same plus berries (one appreciated this state more than the rest). After the hour in glass an amazing metamorphosis took place rounding out that well integrated tannins blowing off what I usually contribute to some Syrah of the animal aromas and leather, berries, cedar with tobacco that had a wonderful silky but noticeable (good way) tannin backdrop encapsulating the long finish. Wonderful wine, pleasure to have tasted! Highly recommended if given the chance. This is right in my Bordeaux wheelhouse (age/profile/mix of primary (departing but still there, smack dap in middle of secondary and beginning of tertiary).

  • steinersing wrote: 95 points

    May 25, 2019 - Not getting Lafite typicity aka pencil shavings but drinking well. Dense and balanced.

  • fcxj wrote: 90 points

    May 25, 2019 - 12 coeur. Attractive.

  • hprphf wrote: 96 points

    March 30, 2019 - Zachy's Lafite Auction (Le Bernardin Prive): Soft touch with cassis, black current, animal notes, cedar box, stone. Juicy, pump and backward palate with good heat and spice. Lovely acid that needs time. 96+

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  • By Neal Martin
    Looking Back To Go Forward: Lafite-Rothschild 1868 – 2015 (Jul 2018), 7/18/2018 (link)

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    Looking Back To Go Forward: Lafite-Rothschild 1868 – 2015 (Jul 2018), 7/1/2018 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/8/2013 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Julia Harding, MW
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The World of Fine Wine

  • December 2007, Issue #18 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/7/2005 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/27/2007 (link) 93 points

    (Château Lafite Rothschild) Big mocha, espresso, tobacco nose; tasty, tart black fruit, roasted plum, espresso; long finish. Fun to drink, but more like a 2000 Pavie than a classic Lafite for me.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • 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 071570017316, 087000330962, 802236001741, 9300633425111

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 323 (3%)
  • In Cellars 8,789 (71%)
  • Consumed 3,216 (26%)

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