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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  • Petit Verdot

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

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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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  • I don't understand how Chrysology's post could be construed as SPAM.He took a good photo and explained himself.  Obviously he won't be joining the Forum as he isn't a wine drinker.  At least he wasn't trying to sell some ridiculous wine gadget or lead us off into the web with ulterior motives.  Read More

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  • Go WILLIAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read More

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  • Darrin, you may have cracked the code.  If it was a Chianti in a fiasco, I would have assumed the same thing.Again, if I was trying to use a picture to sell this, I would have cleaned that up. Read More

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  • That drip is weird, but it doesn't look like wine.  It looks like a wax drip or something.  Maybe there's a black candle in the top of the bottle ;) Read More

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  • There's a lot of truth to your comment, BLM.  However, he did find somebody who paid for the '82.  So, good for him.  Now, the pic of 2002 that he shows has what appears to be an ominous looking dried up drip on it that I think would discourage any on-line buyer. If that was my bottle, I probably would not try to sell it.  I'd give it a taste, a... Read More

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

    Comment by 1891402LiBai 1891402 LiBai


  • 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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