Lafite Rothschild 1997

Cult Wines Price: $14,100.00 / 12x75cl
Cult Wines Price: $3,713.00 / 3x75cl
Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, 1997

Tasting Notes Lafite Rothschild 1997

93

At 11-years of age, this has a rather broody nose, with blackberry, tar, a touch of mulberry and boysenberry. Good definition, still youthful. A hint of black olives developing in the glass then overt cedar and sandalwood tones. Medium-bodied on the palate, a slightly looser structure than I was expected, good acidity, silky mouthfeel with briary and a little damson coming through on the quasi-Pomerol like about the finish. Moderate length although it trails off a little on the aftertaste. It remains perhaps the best '97 First Growth. Drink now-2018. Tasted September 2008.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jan 2009
92

Only 26% of the crop made it into the final blend, resulting in only 15,000 cases of the 1997 Lafite-Rothschild. Readers should not ignore this wine because of the negative press surrounding the 1997 vintage. It boasts an opaque dense purple color in addition to a gorgeously sweet, expansive perfume of cedar wood, black currants, lead pencil, and minerals. What follows is a fat mid-palate, medium body, explosive fruit and richness, soft tannin, and a velvety texture. It is a beautiful, compelling Lafite-Rothschild that can be drunk young, yet promises to evolve for 15+ years. Although one of the most forward Lafites ever tasted, it is all the more captivating because of this characteristic. Don't miss it!

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #128 April 2000

Lafite Rothschild Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Lafite Rothschild 2018 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $9,045.52 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $3,830.00 1x300cl
Lafite Rothschild 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $7,702.00 1x600cl
Lafite Rothschild 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $4,701.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $2,842.00 3x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $14,100.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $6,103.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $9,703.82 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $5,684.00 3x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $11,337.00 6x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $5,648.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $9,233.60 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $8,746.00 1x600cl
Lafite Rothschild 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $5,427.00 3x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $5,350.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2013 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $9,421.69 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2013 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $5,375.00 3x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2013 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $10,699.00 6x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2013 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $5,375.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2012 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $11,468.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2012 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $5,375.00 3x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2012 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $10,699.00 6x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2012 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $5,557.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2011 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $9,327.65 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2011 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $5,269.00 3x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2011 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $10,486.00 6x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2011 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $5,259.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $13,371.51 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $16,457.00 1x600cl
Lafite Rothschild 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $7,820.00 3x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $17,288.00 6x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $7,447.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2009 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $15,269.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2009 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $8,032.00 3x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2009 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $15,163.00 6x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2009 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $7,164.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2008 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $14,673.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2008 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $7,820.00 3x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2008 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $15,588.00 6x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2007 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $11,648.64 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2007 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $6,969.00 3x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2007 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $12,162.00 6x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2007 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $6,757.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2006 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $11,208.51 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2006 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $2,781.00 1x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2006 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $6,757.00 3x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2006 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $12,187.00 6x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2006 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $6,544.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2005 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $14,663.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2005 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $13,810.00 1x600cl
Lafite Rothschild 2005 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $7,607.00 3x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2005 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $15,163.00 6x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2004 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $13,429.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2004 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $13,952.00 6x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2003 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $18,989.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2003 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $9,683.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2002 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $13,143.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2002 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $6,438.00 3x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 2002 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $6,884.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2001 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $11,490.64 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2000 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $23,904.37 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 2000 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $31,189.00 6x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 1999 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $12,619.16 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1999 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $7,182.00 3x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 1999 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $7,182.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1998 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $16,438.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1998 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $7,820.00 3x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 1998 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $8,551.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1997 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $14,100.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1997 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $3,713.00 3x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $19,041.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $9,722.00 3x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $10,562.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1995 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $13,172.14 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1995 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $7,182.00 3x150cl
Lafite Rothschild 1995 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $8,139.00 6x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1995 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $4,094.00 3x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1990 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $17,203.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1989 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $16,119.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1989 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $1,244.00 1x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1986 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $22,815.00 12x75cl
Lafite Rothschild 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild $56,403.88 12x75cl