Château Lafite Rothschild's 2001 made the very best of an irregular Bordeaux vintage. By only using 43% of its crop, Lafite shows its dedication to fine wine and high standards rather than profit alone.
Such attention to quality has made Lafite the most consistent of first growths, and it just goes to show that great wine can be made in more tricky years. A fact that makes Lafite's 2001 a relatively great Bordeaux value for its lofty status.
But of course, not every grower can afford to declassify over half its crop, but still Lafite’s devotion to producing the finest wines from environmentally friendly vineyard practices has to be applauded.