Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2002Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2002
9.3 out of 10 based on 50 user ratings.

Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2002

9.350 ratings on Delectable
$599

A brilliant offering and a candidate for wine of the vintage, this is classic Lafite that reminded me somewhat of the 1976, although the vintage conditions were completely different. This is a medium-weight, quintessentially elegant style of Lafite with notes of lead pencil shavings/graphite along with black currants, plums, and crushed rocks/mineral. Wonderfully pure, dense, with a deep ruby/purple color and loads of fruit, definition, and a long finish, this is a brilliant, elegant Lafite Rothschild that builds incrementally in the mouth and has more power and density than it initially seems. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Ryan Carey Delectable Pro

Founder Wine Confidential

Ouch. This one hurt. A flabby mess. My friend thought it was corked. I just thought it sucked. Couldn't pinpoint what exactly what was wrong with it, but it makes me want to cry.

Ouch. This one hurt. A flabby mess. My friend thought it was corked. I just thought it sucked. Couldn't pinpoint what exactly what was wrong with it, but it makes me want to cry.

7.5

Jake Coursen Delectable Pro

Yah this was no joke. Stood up very well. Could last a couple more years but was very ready.

Yah this was no joke. Stood up very well. Could last a couple more years but was very ready.

9.5

Pascal Levensohn Delectable Pro

I originally bought a case of this in London at auction. It has aged well and is still young.

I originally bought a case of this in London at auction. It has aged well and is still young.

10

Franco Michienzi Delectable Pro

Sommelier, Hawksworth Restaurant

A little tight because of its age and format(1.5L) Everything is amazingly integrated and can age for many, many,, many years

A little tight because of its age and format(1.5L) Everything is amazingly integrated and can age for many, many,, many years

10

Jon Maxwell Delectable Pro

Founder Veritas Wine Consulting

Very special treat to be blinded on this. Thank you, Brett! Aged nicely, soft, and drinking really well.

Very special treat to be blinded on this. Thank you, Brett! Aged nicely, soft, and drinking really well.

9.0

Peter Mansell Delectable Pro

Bit of edge

Bit of edge

9.1

Sophie Barrett Delectable Pro

Manager/Wine Buyer Chambers Street Wines, Blogger sophiesglass.com

Once a year and with prime rib? Why not ... Young and oaky but those things considered a very good wine. #screwratings

Once a year and with prime rib? Why not ... Young and oaky but those things considered a very good wine. #screwratings

Ralph Clark

Good Times!!

Good Times!!

9.6

Chris Chang

Big and sustained, yet soft at the finish. We are drinking it too quickly to get more comments in...

Big and sustained, yet soft at the finish. We are drinking it too quickly to get more comments in...

9.7