Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1er Grand Cru Classe, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France 2017

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103798
"A little shy on the nose to begin, opening out to scents of crushed blackcurrants, black cherries and warm black plums with touches of yeast extract, charcuterie, cigar box and fertile loam plus a hint of iron ore…"
£650.00
Total £650.00
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SKU 103798
ABV 12.50%
Château Lafite Rothschild is considered the most feminine and seductive of the first growths, and under the direction of Baron Éric de Rothschild and management of Charles Chevalier it has become the more consistent of Bordeaux's first growths. Lafite earned its reputation in the late 17th century when Jacques de Ségur planted on a commercial scale. Within a century, Lafite had an international following, including Thomas Jefferson whilst serving as Ambassador at the Versailles Court. Baron James de Rothschild bought Lafite in 1868 and, with the exception of WWII, it has been under the control of the Rothschild family since. The château is built upon the fine gravel soils and sand of the Haut-Médoc, comprising three major vineyard sites: the hillsides around the château, those adjacent to the Carruades plateau and neighbouring Saint-Estèphe. Visiting Lafite Rothschild is always a highlight of our annual Bordeaux field trip. Unlike certain other growths, Lafite Rothchild's fine red wines always live up to its reputation, and it is the most consistent of first growths. Lafite Rothschild is under the guidance of Baron Eric Rothschild and the down-to-earth winemaker Charles Chevalier (now succeeded by Eric Kohler), who have positioned Lafite Rothschild at the forefront of the Bordeaux wines. There is now little to no application of chemical fertilisers and very sparse use of organic fertiliser.

"A little shy on the nose to begin, opening out to scents of crushed blackcurrants, black cherries and warm black plums with touches of yeast extract, charcuterie, cigar box and fertile loam plus a hint of iron ore…"
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