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Château Lafite-Rothschild

Falstaff Online 2022

Château Lafite-Rothschild is one of the icons of the Bordelais with a long history. The first mention of the name Lafite dates back to 1234, and the French word for hill - "La Hite" - served as the godfather of the name. And this is at the same time a reference to the location in the north of Pauillac on the border with St. Estephe on a gravel hill about 8 meters thick, which the Gironde has left here. At the end of the 18th century, the future President of the United States of America Thomas Jefferson already praised the wine of Lafite beyond measure, which then also consistently found its way into the classification of the Haut-Médoc as one of the most expensive wines of Bordeaux as 1er Cru Classé in 1855. With the takeover by Baron James de Rothschild, the Château received its current name. 112 hectares, divided into 70 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 25 percent Merlot, 3 percent Cabernet Franc and 2 percent Petit Verdot, are cultivated by the Château in the immediate vicinity of the equally famous Château Mouton-Rotschild. Technical director Eric Kohler, oenologist Christophe Cogé and vineyard manager Louis Caillard meticulously ensure that all work is done by hand. An initial selection of the best grapes takes place in the vineyard, and the barrels in which the wine is allowed to age come from in-house production. For the second year of ageing a spectacular cellar was built in 1987, considered by lovers of this wine as the "cathedral of wine". The terroir and perfection in production produce wines that are rightly considered among the best in the world.

Winemaker: Christophe Congé
Tasting room
Production Style: Conventional
Cultivation Area in Hectares: 112
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2022 Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Lafite-Rothschild
France
Bordeaux,  France
Red Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon
13,3%
Château Lafite-Rothschild Red Wine
100
2019 Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Lafite-Rothschild
France
Médoc,  Bordeaux,  France
Red Wine
Château Lafite-Rothschild Red Wine
100
1996 Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Lafite-Rothschild
France
Bordeaux,  France
Red Wine
13%
€€€€€
Château Lafite-Rothschild Red Wine
100
1929 Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Lafite-Rothschild
France
Bordeaux,  France
Red Wine
Château Lafite-Rothschild Red Wine
100
2003 Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Lafite-Rothschild
France
Bordeaux,  France
Red Wine
12,7%
€€€€€
Château Lafite-Rothschild Red Wine
99
2020 Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Lafite-Rothschild
France
Bordeaux,  France
Red Wine
Château Lafite-Rothschild Red Wine
98
2018 Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Lafite-Rothschild
France
Bordeaux,  France
Red Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon
13,3%
Château Lafite-Rothschild Red Wine
98
2016 Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Lafite-Rothschild
France
Bordeaux,  France
Red Wine
Château Lafite-Rothschild Red Wine
98
2009 Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Lafite-Rothschild
France
Bordeaux,  France
Red Wine
13,5%
€€€€€
Château Lafite-Rothschild Red Wine
98
2005 Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Lafite-Rothschild
France
Bordeaux,  France
Red Wine
13%
€€€€€
Château Lafite-Rothschild Red Wine
98
2000 Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Lafite-Rothschild
France
Bordeaux,  France
Red Wine
14,5%
€€€€€
Château Lafite-Rothschild Red Wine
98
1990 Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Lafite-Rothschild
France
Bordeaux,  France
Red Wine
12,5%
€€€€€
Château Lafite-Rothschild Red Wine
98
1955 Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Lafite-Rothschild
France
Bordeaux,  France
Red Wine
Château Lafite-Rothschild Red Wine
98
2021 Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Lafite-Rothschild
France
Bordeaux,  France
Red Wine
12,71%
Château Lafite-Rothschild Red Wine
97
2021 Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Lafite-Rothschild
France
Bordeaux,  France
Red Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon
13,3%
Château Lafite-Rothschild Red Wine
97
2020 Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Lafite-Rothschild
France
Bordeaux,  France
Red Wine
13,3%
Château Lafite-Rothschild Red Wine
97
2014 Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Lafite-Rothschild
France
Bordeaux,  France
Red Wine
Château Lafite-Rothschild Red Wine
97
2010 Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Lafite-Rothschild
France
Bordeaux,  France
Red Wine
€€€€€
Château Lafite-Rothschild Red Wine
97
1959 Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Lafite-Rothschild
France
Bordeaux,  France
Red Wine
Petit Verdot
Château Lafite-Rothschild Red Wine
97
2022 Carruades de Lafite
Château Lafite-Rothschild
France
Bordeaux,  France
Red Wine
Carruades de Lafite Red Wine
96
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