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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  • Merlot

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Grenache

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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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  • This week London has the dubious delight of hosting the US president Donald ... Margenta Louis Jadot and a Chateau Lafite Rothschild. The only one I have personally had [and reviewed for Snooth] is the Chassange-Montrachet I thought it OK but not outstanding and gave it only three and a half snooth glass Read More

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  • Hi everyone,So let's post here some wine that presidents drink all over the world. Please leave links to original sources and your notes if you tasted em. Yeh, who cares... but isn't it fun to track such things in one place? We could build a list later... I'll begin with Putin and Macron's lunch on May 24 2018 in Saint Petersburg at Konstantin P... Read More

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  • Carménère is an old grape variety from the Gironde. DNA ... ... ... of the Lafite tradition. Chateau Lafite Rothschild is synonymous with fine French wine and their efforts are global. Metaphorically speaking, this bottle brings Carménère back to France to share everything it has learned in Chile. Tasting note: Herbal notes of eucalyptus and g... Read More

    From the article Carmenere Wine Master Class: Lessons Learned

  • I would like to say I have read a lot of posts and find more of these ... like ... like some advise on.A 2000 Chateau Lafite Rothschild. I have done some research and wow. My dilemma is trying to offer this to an aficionado whom would really enjoy adding this to their collection or more so a slow drink with maybe some prestigious friends or so... Read More

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  • That Meiomi Pinot Noir is something to be avoided at all cost; an assessment I ... 1985 Barolos, plus a 1999 Chateau Lafite Rothschild!  He didn't open those of cours Read More

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  • Ohh.. regards Al.. tells the story. Al's BOT.. Really Al?? Read More

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  • I'm not recommending any of us buy it, RCKR. I think you mention you have '82 L-R for sale, you will "suddenly" sell it.  Esp if you look like you might give it up cheap.  Is it a long shot that it's still good?  "The bottle has been stored in my vacation home in the climate controlled wine cellar (in Arizona)." How he can not know what the cell... Read More

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  • i've sorta been waiting and watching on this one.  DV - Glad you pointed out the "drip" - it's bothered me since I enlarged the photo.That's when he "suddenly" sold it (the "82) and the "02 pic and write up started - bait and switch it seemed to then and the more so now. Not technically spam, shaky at best for me.  I wouldn't do just for that re... Read More

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

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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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