96 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Tasted at “The Sampler’s” icon tasting in London. The 2001 Lafite Rothschild has a quintessential bouquet for Lafite: very pure, almost understated at first. It then begins to open with briary, blackberry leaf, cedar and freshly rolled tobacco with subtle floral notes emerging after three of four minutes in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and it certainly shows more vitality than the 1985 served alongside. Slightly grainy tannins, more feminine than previous bottles with dark plum, blackberry, citrus fruit, a touch of dried apricot and a very precise finish. Superb. (NM) (3/2012)
96 points Wine Spectator
Stick your nose in this and it says something: “I am special.” Deep and generous aromas of blackberries, fresh tobacco and minerals. It’s full-bodied, with big velvety tannins and a superlong finish. Like a fine cashmere sweater. *Collectibles – #7 on the Top 100 of 2004* (JS) (3/2004)
Bought directly from the wine vendor and storage kept in a restaurant wine cellar at 55 F and 75% Humidity until 2011. Sold to Cult Wines International in 7/2011 and is currently being stored in an optimum climate controlled cellar.
Absolutely flawless. Perfect label, capsule and fill level.