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Chateau Lafite Rothschild

lafiteThe vineyards of Chateau Lafite Rothschild are found at the northern tip of the Pauillac appellation. The current owners, the Rothschilds of the famous banking dynasty, bought the property in 1866, but this is a different branch of the family from that which purchased Chateau Mouton-Rothschild.

With a base largely of gravel, the vineyard is unsurprisingly dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon (71%) with the balance comprising Merlot (25%) Cabernet Franc (3%) and Petit Verdot (1%). Grapes are hand-harvested and vinified. The Grand Vin volume varies greatly according to the vintage, but is frequently less than half the total crop, and is usually no more than 20,000 cases. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats, after which the wine is run off into barrels, 100% new for Lafite itself.

Throughout the 20th century Lafite was dogged by periods of inconsistency, often producing sublime wines but failing to live up to its billing in other years. However since 1994, under the control of Charles Chevallier, Lafite has achieved an admirable level of consistency with some remarkable wines often vying for the title of “Wine of the Vintage”.

In style, Lafite wines are often described as having a perfumed elegance and finesse, to contrast with the more masculine power and structure of Latour or the more exotic and intense flavours of Mouton. In great years the wine has the ability to age for at least 50 years, often longer.

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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1961

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe
High Shoulder | Label damaged and bin soiled

** 92 Points Wine Journal ***

Little sign of ageing. A fresh peppermint nose with black tea. Fully mature on the palate with supreme balance. A sublime wine.

Château Lafite Rothschild, situated in the Pauillac appellation of Bordeaux, France, stands as one of the most illustrious wine estates globally, revered for its storied history and exceptional red wines. With a lineage tracing back to the 17th century, the estate's vineyards cover approximately 112 hectares, predominantly planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot grapes. Benefitting from gravelly soils and a maritime climate, Château Lafite Rothschild crafts wines that epitomize the elegance and complexity of Pauillac terroir.
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1942

Pauillac Grand Cru Classe, Bordeaux

Mature mahogany colour, a little cloudy. Plenty of glycerine, unctuous and creamy port like texture, but without the sweetness, which one could expect given that 1948 wasn’t a very ripe vintage. It kept getting better in the glass.

Château Lafite Rothschild, situated in the Pauillac appellation of Bordeaux, France, stands as one of the most illustrious wine estates globally, revered for its storied history and exceptional red wines. With a lineage tracing back to the 17th century, the estate's vineyards cover approximately 112 hectares, predominantly planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot grapes.
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1923

Pauillac Grand Cru Classe very high shoulder, Bordeaux

The Chateau Lafite from the good 1923
vintage, has delicacy, charm, subtlety, length and perfect weight.

Château Lafite Rothschild, situated in the Pauillac appellation of Bordeaux, France, stands as one of the most illustrious wine estates globally, revered for its storied history and exceptional red wines. With a lineage tracing back to the 17th century, the estate's vineyards cover approximately 112 hectares, predominantly planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot grapes. Benefitting from gravelly soils and a maritime climate, Château Lafite Rothschild crafts wines that epitomize the elegance and complexity of Pauillac terroir.
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1914

Pauillac Grand Cru Classe, Bordeaux
Mid-Upper Shoulder

The Chateau Lafite from the good 1914 a collectors item.

Château Lafite Rothschild, situated in the Pauillac appellation of Bordeaux, France, stands as one of the most illustrious wine estates globally, revered for its storied history and exceptional red wines. With a lineage tracing back to the 17th century, the estate's vineyards cover approximately 112 hectares, predominantly planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot grapes. Benefitting from gravelly soils and a maritime climate, Château Lafite Rothschild crafts wines that epitomize the elegance and complexity of Pauillac terroir.
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 2003

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux
100 Points
Excellent provenance

The 2003 Lafite Rothschild comes as close to perfection as any of the great Lafites made over the past three decades (1982, 1986, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010). This sensational effort came in at 12.7% natural alcohol, it is made in the style of one of this estates great classics, the 1959. Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color to the rim along with a luxurious bouquet of cedarwood, lead pencil shaving, white chocolate, cocoa and cassis. Fat, rich, opulent and full-bodied with low acidity and stunning seductiveness and complexity, this noble wine possesses a bountiful, generous, heady style.
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