Lafite Rothschild 2020 released
The 2020 Château Lafite Rothschild is the first First Growth to release its 2020 wine. The international trade is offering the wine for £5,880 per 12×75, 8.9% more than the current Market Price of the 2019.
In terms of price, the 2020 sits at a similar level to the lower-scored 2015.
Critical opinion for this wine has been strong –
“This is quintessential Lafite,” said Neal Martin (Vinous). He awarded the 2020 First Growth a barrel range of 96-98 points and described it as “unashamedly classic in style”.
Antonio Galloni (95-97) concurred, noting that “the 2020 is a super-classic Lafite-Rothschild of grace and finesse”.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Advocate) gave it 96-98 and called it a “magnificent achievement”.
The wine received 97-99 points from Jeb Dunnuck. According to him, “it should surpass the 2015 and 2017 and be in the same realm as the 2018 and 2019”.
Lafite was also one of James Suckling’s top-scoring wines, boasting 99-100 points. Suckling complimented its “superb presence with tannins that melt into the wine”.
The 2020 looks well positioned – and with volumes down, we have taken our full allocations here.