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Lafite Rothschild

The prestigious Château Lafite Rothschild was classified as a first growth in 1855 and has been in the Rothschild family since 1868. Today, Lafite is in the hands of Saskia de Rothschild, daughter of legendary Baron Eric de Rothschild.

The property is located at the northern part of Pauillac, separated by St Estèphe by marshland and the Jalle de Breuil stream. Two areas of the vineyard are particularly notable: the gravel plateau, which is the heart of the grand vin; and the Plateau de Carruades, from which Lafite’s second wine takes its name. The vineyard is planted majority to Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), with parts of Merlot (25%), Cabernet Franc (3%) and Petit Verdot (2%).

Lafite Rothschild produces an elegant style of Pauillac. Its qualities show cedar, cassis, tobacco, truffle, lead pencil, and spice along with the freshness and purity of dark red fruits. Perhaps, it’s the most refined of the First Growths.

Lafite Rothschild is not about power or concentration. Instead, it focuses on its width of flavors and aromatic nuances. The wine, like all First Growth’s, takes decades to mature. It has remarkable staying powers.
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