Lafite Rothschild

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Website - www.lafite.com

 

Appellation - Pauillac

 

Owner - Rothschild family

80-90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 0-5% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot

Exceptional cases 1994 vintage 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot and 1961 vintage 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Second wine – Carruades de Lafite

Decanting – 2 hours or more

Tasting temperature – 16-18 °C

Ageing in barrel for 18-20 months in new oak barrels

Annual production – 16,000 cases

Price range 12x75cl in bond - £6,000+ depending on vintage