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CHATEAU LAFITE
Rouge, Haut Medoc 2014

TASTING NOTES

Lebade means “Raised-Rock” (pierre levée). Indeed, the site features a former limestone quarry, which was probably used in building the neighbouring villages. The first traces of viticulture on the site date back to the Cistercien monks of the Vertheuil Abbey in the 12th century. The property was later owned by the famous French symbolist painter Odilon Redon and one of his drawing remains on the label. Today, this 55 ha vineyard is owned and ran by none other than the renowned Eric de Rothchild, the proprietor of Chateau Lafite. While still retaining the structure of a Haut Medoc, the unusually high proportion of Merlot grown in the estate has contributed to a polished style that is unmistakably Lafite.

¥295.00
  • COUNTRY
    France
  • STYLE
    Dry
  • PRODUCER
    CHATEAU LAFITE
  • REGION
    Bordeaux
  • COLOUR
    Red
  • BOTTLE SIZE
    750ml
  • APPELLATION
    Haut Medoc
  • GRAPE
    Cabernet Merlot blend
  • COUNTRY
    France
  • STYLE
    Dry
  • PRODUCER
    CHATEAU LAFITE
  • REGION
    Bordeaux
  • COLOUR
    Red
  • BOTTLE SIZE
    750ml
  • APPELLATION
    Haut Medoc
  • GRAPE
    Cabernet Merlot blend

CHATEAU LAFITE

Château Lafite Rothschild is one of the most renowned wine properties in the Médoc. The vineyards of Ch. Lafite are found at the northern tip of the Pauillac appellation, just below the boundary with St. Estephe.

The current owners, the Rothschilds of the famous banking dynasty, bought the property in 1866. It is now under the capable hands of Eric de Rothschild. With a base largely of gravel the vineyard is unsurprisingly dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon (71%) with the balance comprising Merlot(25%) Cabernet Franc (3%) and Petit Verdot (1%). In style the wines of Lafite are often described as having a perfumed elegance and finesse. It represents a hedonistic experience for the consumer, and has the ability to age, in great years, for minimally 50 years and often longer.

 

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