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Château Lafite Rothschild


Chateau Lafite is perhaps the most famous wine in the world, one of the five “First Growths” of the Medoc in Bordeaux and usually commands the highest price of the First Growths.


Situated in the wine-producing village of Pauillac in the Médoc region to the north-west of Bordeaux, the estate was the property of Gombaud de Lafite in 1234. In the 17th century, the property of Château Lafite was purchased by the Ségur family, including the 16th century manor house that still stands. Although vines almost certainly already existed on the site, around 1680, Jacques de Ségur planted the majority of the vineyard.


In the early 18th century, Nicolas-Alexandre, marquis de Ségur refined the wine-making techniques of the estate, and introduced his wines to the upper echelons of European society. Before long he was known as the "Wine Prince", and the wine of Château Lafite called "The King's Wine" thanks to the influential support of the Maréchal de Richelieu. Towards the end of the 18th century, Lafite's reputation was assured and even Thomas Jefferson visited the estate and became a lifelong customer.


The first half of the 19th century saw Lafite in the hands of the Vanlerberghe family and the wine improved more, including the great vintages of 1795, 1798 and 1818. On 8 August 1868, the Château was purchased by Baron James Mayer Rothschild for 4.4 million francs, and the estate became Château Lafite Rothschild. Baron James, however, died just three months after purchasing Lafite. The estate then became the joint property of his three sons: Alphonse, Gustave, and Edmond.
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1995Duclot Collection Box 1 box, 9 bottles 1995  Duclot Collection Box 1 box, 9 bottles  750ml

Producer: Château Lafite Rothschild
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon | Country: France | Region: Bordeaux | Sub-Region: Pauillac | Type: Red

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1998Lafite 1998  Lafite  6L

Producer: Château Lafite Rothschild
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon | Country: France | Region: Bordeaux | Sub-Region: Pauillac | Type: Red

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1982Lafite mid-shoulder 1982  Lafite mid-shoulder  750ml

Producer: Château Lafite Rothschild
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon | Country: France | Region: Bordeaux | Sub-Region: Pauillac | Type: Red

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