Château Lafite Rothschild

05 56 73 18 18 Route de Bordeaux
PAUILLAC, Aquitaine 33250
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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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  • Grenache

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Petit Verdot

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Merlot

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

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  • The majority of wines on the market these days are meant to be consumed within ... ... I was buying a bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1990 and my soon to be former manager of the company I worked for said something to the affect "how nice... too young to drink. I just have to hang on for another 10 years”. All of this of course not to be i... Read More

    From the article Your Guide to Aged Wines

  • Regardless of the Barolo's style, you'll get more of its potential out of of a 15-year-old Bordeaux or CA cab than you will out of any serious four or five year old Nebbiolo from the Piedmont. Plus if you insist on drinking 3 to 4 year old wines, how will your palate have a chance to evolve? Decanting is not the be all and end all and certainly ... Read More

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  • OT, how do you place Insignia or Dominus or Mayacamas or Heitz Martha's or others from Napa's storied past? I was a bit surprised to see Montelena in the list below. Do we want to track specific winemakers and consultants?   So here're excerpts from the Wikipedia page on cult wines. Are these the definitions we want? Cult wines are those for whi... Read More

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  • It's interesting that a few new topics have popped up recently (Experiencing Cabernet Franc for one) and that my wife Sandra just today handed me an article by Dave McIntyre she cut out of a Washington Post newspaper dated 25 March 2015.  I'm starting this new topic based on this article "The wine cost four digits.  And the taste?" regarding the... Read More

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  • The most amazing wine I've ever had the pleasure to drink...

    Comment by 1891402LiBai 1891402 LiBai

  • Hi Everyone!I was gifted a bottle of 1989 (the year I was born) Chateau Lafite-Rothschild for my 25th birthday this year, and I am looking to sell it. It's in pretty much perfect condition- I can't see anything wrong with it. My parents have had it properly stored since 1994 though I can't speak it's storage before that, though I'm sure it was s... Read More

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  • Hello,I was given a bottle of wine from a friend a few years ago and have kept ... it. It is a bottle of 1955 Chateau Lafite Rothschild. I have researched it a bit and it seems it could be worth something but I know nothing about wines so was wondering if anyone could give me any advice on how to work out what its worth and how to sell it. Thank Read More

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  • With Passover drawing close, The Wall Street Journal reporter Lettie Teague did a quick pass over the existing myths and truths about kosher wine. Teague sat down with wine educator Jay Buchsbaum to get the to the bottom of the kosher wine conundrum. Buchsbaum's company is the top importer of kosher wine in the United States. For starters, Teagu... Read More

    From the article On Becoming Clear About Kosher Wine: WSJ Reporter Investigates Myths, Truth

  • Château Lafite Rothschild Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 1986


    Anyways.. as expected. still perfect. Viva my Venue and Guest. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin

  • Started my red wine journey with early 60's Chateaux Latour and I actually ... drank a bottle of '59 Chateau Lafite Rothschild before getting into the California wines in the early 80's.  Trying to learn more about my California reds everyday Read More

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  • Lafite Rothschild 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by mark

  • 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.

    Comment by 617622enigma4012 617622 enigma4012

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

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