1960 Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac
191 Ratings
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191 Ratings
1960 Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac

Wine Description

(From 2003 Vintage) Dense purple-colored, with classic notes of graphite intertwined with melted licorice, creme de cassis, smoke, and flowers, it reveals extraordinary richness, opulence, power, purity, intensity, and viscosity.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot. Average age of the vines is 44 years. Replanting of these vines takes place in lots. 222 acres producing 22,000-30,000 cases.

Shipping Information

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Expert Reviews
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  • Decanter
    (From 1985 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Very deep red, some maturity; dense nose, prunes; surprisingly soft, concentrated, rather closed and tannic, lacks a little charm but still youthful, almost austere, typically Pauillac, chunky, still needs time; very good length.
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1983 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 88 on Aug-93
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1979 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 88 on Aug-93
  • Decanter
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. All the elegance and cut of a fine suit: close-textured, unctuous, supple and refined, with sandalwood and black pepper infusing the blackcurrant.
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: (91-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 122 on Apr-99