Avg Score 18.25

Château Lafite 1er Cru – 18.5

Vintage Country Region Average Price Grape Variety
2012 France Bordeaux £0

Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve

17.5

This is not the most full-bodied of the first wines of the vintage, nor the most advanced in terms of texture and flavor, remaining balanced, strict, and aristocratic, with slightly drying oak on the finish. It will need to be retasted next year.

Michael Schuster

19

Fresh, ripe blackcurrant Cabernet fruit and minerals on the nose; beautifully balanced, rich middleweight, with a fresh acidity, a fine concentration, and a delightfully textured, soft fine tannin; ripe, fresh, sweet-cored, long, racy, and appetizing across the palate, and with a lovely, mouth-coating, perfumed sweetness and minerality on its fine finish. Richness, vitality, energy, scope, and a marked mineral element, all in a classic combination of delicacy and power. Absolutely lovely Lafite, which will give a great deal of pleasure over many years. A great success. The highest proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in recent times, so no Cabernet issues here! 2022-40+.