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Date Printed: 7/25/2016
Chateau Lafite Rothschild  2009
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2009
(search item no. 111778)
collectible wine
older vintages

James Suckling rating: 100 points
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 99 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2016: $1,100.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2015 James Suckling rating: 98 points
2015 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2015 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2015 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2015 Decanter rating: 96 points
2014 Wine Enthusiast rating: 99 points
2014 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2014 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2014 Decanter rating: 95 points
2014 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2013 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2013 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2013 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2012 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 100 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 99 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 99 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 98 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2002 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2001 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 99 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2000 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1999 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1998 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1996 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
1995 James Suckling rating: 98 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1995 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1989 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1988 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1988 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1986 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1986 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1983 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1983 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1982 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1981 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1979 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1959 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
1959 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A deep bouquet of dark fruit and licorice. The palate is full-bodied and already expressive, but then becomes tighter, expressing power and exuberance. The youth of this Lafite does not hide its energy, but the distinctive elegance and complexity are already there.

Blend: 82.5% Cabernet Sauvignon 17% Merlot 0.5% Petit Verdot

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About Chateau Lafite Rothschild:

Chateau Lafite Rothschild is perhaps the most famous wine label in the world. The estate achieved wide popularity in the 1750s when it became the favorite wine of King Louis XV. Thomas Jefferson was also a steadfast customer and even visited the estate.

In 1868, Baron James de Rothschild became the owner of Lafite. He was a born dilettante, and it suited him to be the master of what, in 1855, was classified as first among the great wines of M├ędoc. Today, Baron Eric de Rothschild presides over this most famous Bordeaux estate.