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A brief history

“I have discovered the wine of Château Lafite to be a delicious, generous cordial, comparable to the ambrosia of the Gods of Olympus”

Maréchal de Richelieu (1755)
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Established in 1868

Château Lafite Rothschild
France, Gironde
33250

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Château Lafite Rothschild Wines

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Château  Lafite Rothschild Carruades de Lafite Bottle Preview
Château Lafite RothschildCarruades de Lafite

Château Lafite Rothschild’s second wine, Carruades de Lafite presents similar characteristics to the Grand Vin, but with its own personality linked to a higher proportion of Merlot and to specific plots that are used to produce Carruades. The name comes from the Carruades plateau, a group of plots acquired in 1845 just next to the vines on the Château hilltop.

Château  Lafite Rothschild Château Lafite Rothschild Premier Cru Classé Bottle Preview
Château Lafite RothschildChâteau Lafite Rothschild Premier Cru Classé

“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 In 1815, Guillaume Lawton said of Château Lafite, “I consider it to be the the most elegant and delicate, with the finest substance of the three (Premier Crus). The location of its vines is one of the finest in the Médoc”. In 1855 the Château was ranked as a Premier Grand Cru in the famous classification that was prepared for the Universal Exhibition of that year.