Château Lafite Rothschild

05 56 73 18 18 PAUILLAC, Aquitaine 33250
France

 

Chateau Lafite Rothschild grew from a 180 acre winery to a massive company spanning multiple countries and producing 35,000 cases of wine annually. When Baron James de Rothschild purchased Chateau Lafite on August 8th, 1868, he was purchasing land that was already full of history. According to the 1855 classification, Chateau Lafite was ranked among the first among the First Growths, meaning that it made the best, most expensive wine at the time. Though James de Rothschild didn’t live long enough to see his winery prosper, since he died just three months after founding the chateau, his offspring have preserved the chateau’s high standing for generations.

The winery’s first major purchase took place in 1962, when they bought the dying Chateau Duhart-Milton. By that time, the once-thriving vineyard had only 42 acres to its name, but Chateau Lafite Rothschild breathed new life into the property, upgrading the equipment and replanting much of the vines. 1984 marked the start Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Franc

    History of the grape: References to it in the Loire region of France date as far back as the mid 12th century. But it...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

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  • Château Lafite Rothschild Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 1990

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    Wine review by jamlani


  • Hi Adrian! Cool to see some new contributions. This isn't a private club as ... are these spa-goers pouring Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 2000 (now retailing at $2699.99) into their tubs, or a $12.99 J. Lohr Cabernet from Paso Robles? That would make a huge difference!&nbs Read More

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  • Hello everyone, As my first contribution to the forum I wanted to touch upon something that excites the hell out of me and get a little help from the community. As a blogger who works with, drinks and loves wine as a passion it always interests me to learn new things. In fact, i've brought out two blog articles on "Unique Wine Facts", but there'... Read More

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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Owc 1992

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    Caramel, robust flavour. Medium bodied Read More

    Wine review by juliannayy


  • Hi Foskey,Welcome -even if i'm even newer haha- !As a french advisor, I'd advise you to try Chateau Yquem,This wine is one of the best Bordeaux you can find and that is still accessible not like Chateau Lafite-Rothschild haha :) Read More

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  • I am a wine newbee and I am almost angry that I have gone *ehem* 38 yrs and not really enjoyed wine like I should have. I'm starting to get a little more familiar with my local stores, however I'm not sure I could ever truly know everything there is to know about every wine out there.  So.....I have recently decided that I love a good Red Bordea... Read More

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  • Château Lafite Rothschild Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 2000

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    Wine review by TessaL


  • Château Lafite Rothschild Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 1996

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    Wine review by jshimkin


  • I agree, a powerful finish is a must for expensive wine. That's a big point for me. Read More

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  • At Château Lagrange in Saint Julien for the La Fête de la Fleur ... came a hauntingly delicious Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1990, from magnum format bottles no less! The crushed tobacco and particularly lead pencil aromas lead to a rather youthful impression on the mid palate which whose texture was seductive in its nuance, almost akin to courti... Read More

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  • I have had a 1959 chateau lafite for 12 years now after receiving it as a gift not knowing its value. Does anyone know of a source for selling this? It has been in a wine cellar with controlled temperature.

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  • I have a 1964 Carruades Château Lafite Rothschild bordeaux red wine. About how much can i get for it

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