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2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Reviews

2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Reviews

Learn More About the 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Through its Reviews.


Chateau Lafite Rothschild


98 Pointz James Suckling

“The aromas of stones, oyster shell, blackcurrants, and mushrooms are very intense. Full-bodied, de,nse, and powerful with lots of blackberries. Great finish. Super energy and depth.” 

97 Pointz Wine Enthusiast  

Cellar Selection

“This is a major wine. It has enormous tension, structure, and a core of dark tannins. Amid all this, the wine is also packed with fruit and concentrated blackberry and black-plum flavors. It will age slowly and steadily with its enormous structure and concentration.”

95 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“The 2014 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, tasted with head winemaker Eric Kohler, has retained that very opulent and outgoing bouquet that dare I say actually reminded me of Mouton-Rothschild. There are layers of blackberry and boysenberry fruit, still that hint of juniper berry, certainly a more extrovert Lafite-Rothschild compared to recent vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, very focused, and quite linear, again with plenty of black fruit laced with cedar and tobacco. It begins to clam up towards the saline finish, suggesting that it will need several years in bottle, but I still have high expectations for this First Growth once afforded several years in bottle.”

95 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Reserved for now, but the core of cassis, bitter plum, and raspberry coulis flavors is pure and energetic, while extra black tea, iron, and singed alder notes fill in steadily through the finish. This has a very focused, streamlined feel overall, yet there's serious depth for the cellar.” 

94 Pointz Vinous

“The 2014 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild is a beautiful, vivid wine. It is also going to need a number of years to come together. All the classic Lafite signatures are present in the glass. Dark red and bluish-hued fruits, grilled herbs, crème de cassis, and leather are some of the many notes that gradually open up. The wine is finessed and nuanced to the core. I imagine it will drink well with minimal cellaring, although it clearly also has the potential to grow in bottle.”

Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom

95 Pointz Decanter

“Lovely floral nose and almost understated compared to Mouton - ? just a line of clarity and fruit purity that doesn’t need a description. Fine tannins and that wild violet lift over a firm textured depth of fruit of fruit, all in perfect harmony.” 

17.5/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson,

Master of Wine

“Nuanced, very healthy crimson with a ruby rim. Tea leaves on the nose. Rather severe palate with marked tannins quotient. Very Cabernet indeed - but Cabernet that is far from opulent. A bit more stolid than most Lafites. Bone dry and without the beautiful aromatic lift that characterises the best vintages. A bit short on charm. Drink 2025-2040.”



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