In the glass, Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2012 presents a beautiful structure that is very precise with present tannins and a ripeness that is associated with freshness and precise acidity. This is the general impression that we have when the wine in the mouth. It allows us to understand that it is truly is a great wine from a great terroir. It is truly magical to see that regardless of the reputation of the vintage with the help of scientific developments which we enjoyed for the past few years we get results that are extraordinary.
The 2012 Chateau Lafite Rothschild is a Cellar Selection. Showing the serious side of Lafite, this is big and dark, powered by tannins as much as fruit. The wood aging is still showing, although that will integrate into the great structure that holds up the ripe black currant fruits. This Lafite Rothschild is totally dominated by some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, this wine has strength while also having great freshness. Drink from 2024.
96 points Wine Enthusiast
95 points James Suckling
94 points Wine Spectator