“Lafite has a soul, a beautiful, generous, kindly soul. Lafite turns bare earth into heaven. Lafite is harmony, a harmony between man and nature, because without our magnificent winegrowers, nothing would be accomplished.” – Baron Eric de Rothschild
Colour: Deep ruby
Nose: An elegant, refined nose of black fruits with a subtle oak touch . Some notes of tobacco, cedar, leaf and herbs.
Palate: Polished and fresh. The palate combines power, fullness and a substantial tannic structure. A traditional style with huge ageability where Cabernet-Sauvignon takes the lead role. The finish delicious and long.
Grape Varieties: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8.5% and .5% Petit Verdot
Awards: 91pts – James Suckling; 96pts – Wine Spectator; 95pts – Wine Advocate-Parker
History of Château Lafite
The most prestigious among the First Classified Growths of 1855, Château Lafite Rothschild is the lord over his lands of gravel. Because great wines are born only in the great terroirs, Château Lafite Rothschild enjoys an exceptional location with a vineyard divided into three large areas, the hillsides surrounding the Château, the Carruades plateau in the west and a parcel in the neighbouring town of Saint-Estèphe. Château Lafite Rothschild has a total of 112 hectares of vines planted in a topsoil of sand with fine, deep gravel soils that rests on a limestone bedrock, which provides excellent drainage.
From Cardinal Richelieu to the American President Thomas Jefferson at the time, the great global personalities fell under the spell of this impressive wine with a unique soul and unparalleled refinement. With elegant tannins and a silky, velvety structure, there has been no equal over the decades to the wines of Château Lafite Rothschild!