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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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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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  • During Vinexpo 2013 last month – the world’s largest wine fair held once every two years in Merignac just outside Bordeaux – I tasted a fine lineup of Paul Jaboulet wines at the La Lagune stand. The Frey Family, which also owns Chateau La Lagune in the Medoc, acquired Paul Jaboulet Aîné in 2006 and Caroline Frey – whom I interviewed recently – s... Read More

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  • How wonderful! You have a very special bottle of wine.... a perfect wine for you in light of your father, who obviously put thought and effort into acquiring it and storing it. What a lovely way to sit down and remember him. Enjoy! Read More

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  • Thank you all so much for your information. It was most helpful! I think we will enjoy the wine and remember my dad! 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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