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Château Lafite-Rothschild

As one of the original four First Growth Bordeaux estates designated by the historic 1855 Bordeaux classification, Château Lafite-Rothschild wines remain some of the world’s most prestigious. One of the château's earliest and most celebrated fans was King Louis XV, who reportedly preferred to buy Château Lafite-Rothschild wine above all other wines. The winery’s reputation remains intact as one of the world’s leading Bordeaux producers. Located in Pauillac, one of Bordeaux’s four famous left bank communes, Château Lafite-Rothschild began gaining a reputation as a great winemaking estate in the 17th century after the vines were first planted on the estate in the late 1670s by Jacques de Ségur.
The history of the château is deeply rooted in French winemaking lineage. Jacques de Ségur’s son Alexandre married the heiress of Château Latour and together they had a son, Nicolas-Alexandre de Ségur, linking the histories of both Lafite and Latour from the beginning of each estate’s founding. In the early 18th century, Bordeaux blends were wildly popular in London (known to British wine drinkers as “French clarets,” coining the term Bordeaux-style red wine blends still used today) with the prime minister Robert Walpole drinking a barrel of Lafite every three months. The château survived many significant periods in French history relatively unscathed and was eventually purchased in 1868 by Baron James de Rothschild. The estate has remained in the hands of the Rothschild family ever since.
The term “lafite” is derived from “la hite,” or little hill in one of the regional dialects used in France in the Middle Ages. The domaines Baron de Rothschild also include Château Rieussec, Château L’Evangile, Château Duhart-Milon, and others in France and Argentina. Château Lafite-Rothschild includes 247.1 acres of vineyards planted in 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. The average age of the vines is 40 years. Annual production is 18,000 to 25,

1988 Carruades de Lafite

Light capsule condition issue; base neck fill

WS  91   

1996 Carruades de Lafite

JR  17.5   
2 available
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2010 Carruades de Lafite

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
July, 2023
JS  95   
RP  94   
WS  93   
VN  90   
JR  17.5   
6 available
Bid

2015 Carruades de Lafite

WA  91   
WS  91   

1984 Carruades de Lafite

12-bottle Lot, Wood Case

See item details for bottle notes; Light case condition issue

1961 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Lightly elevated cork; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

MB  *****   
WS  94   
VN  91   
JS  90   

1981 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; label condition issue

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
July, 2023
RP  91   
MB  ***   
2 available
Bid *

1981 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; base neck fill; label condition issue

RP  91   
MB  ***   

1981 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; base neck fill; light label condition issue

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
July, 2023
RP  91   
MB  ***   

1982 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; top shoulder fill; label condition issue

RP  97+    
JS  96   
ST  95+    
WS  94   
JR  18.5   
MB  ****/*   

1982 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; top shoulder fill

RP  97+    
JS  96   
ST  95+    
WS  94   
JR  18.5   
MB  ****/*   

1985 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill; heavy label condition issue

JS  96   
JG  96   
WA  93   
VN  93   
WS  90   
ST  90   
JR  18   

1998 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue

RP  98   
WS  95   
ST  94+    
JR  18   

2001 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Signs of past seepage

WS  96   
RP  94   
ST  93   
JR  18   
WS  #7 of 2004   

2001 Château Lafite-Rothschild

WS  96   
RP  94   
ST  93   
JR  18   
WS  #7 of 2004   

2001 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WS  96   
RP  94   
ST  93   
JR  18   
WS  #7 of 2004   

2002 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light label condition issue

WS  95   
RP  94   
ST  92+    
JR  17.5   
2 available
Bid *

2002 Château Lafite-Rothschild

WS  95   
RP  94   
ST  92+    
JR  17.5   

2002 Château Lafite-Rothschild

WS  95   
RP  94   
ST  92+    
JR  17.5   

2006 Château Lafite-Rothschild

RP  97   
WS  95   
ST  95+    
JR  17   
6 available
Bid *

2006 Château Lafite-Rothschild

RP  97   
WS  95   
ST  95+    
JR  17   

2006 Château Lafite-Rothschild

RP  97   
WS  95   
ST  95+    
JR  17   
4 available
Bid *

2006 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Elevated cork

RP  97   
WS  95   
ST  95+    
JR  17   

2006 Château Lafite-Rothschild

RP  97   
WS  95   
ST  95+    
JR  17   

2006 Château Lafite-Rothschild

RP  97   
WS  95   
ST  95+    
JR  17