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Château Lafite Rothschild

Domaine Profile

Château Lafite Rothschild is known for producing what some tasters think is the best Bordeaux wine in the appellation. It’s also thought of as one of the most famous, as well as most expensive wines in the world.

Lafite Rothschild produces an elegant style of Pauillac. Its qualities show cedar, cassis, tobacco, truffle, lead pencil, and spice along with a freshness and purity of dark red fruits. Perhaps, it’s the most refined of the First Growths. Lafite Rothschild is not about power of depth. 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.

The estate has close to 50 hectares of vines located close to the chateau, on both sides of the D2 highway, which offers gentle rises in elevations of up to 27 meters. They also have about 50 hectares vines planted on the plateau in the Carruades sector, where they have 2 blocks of vines, one of which is inside the vineyard of Chateau Mouton Rothschild.


It is interesting to note that even though the parcels on the Carruades plateau give their name to the second wine of the estate, those vines are almost always placed in the Grand Vin.

  • Château Lafite Rothschild

  • Carruades de Lafite

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