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Lafite Rothschild

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Château Lafite Rothschild

"It opposes absolutely no resistance to being drunk, that’s the secret of Lafite."
- Baron Eric de Rothschild

Situated in the wine-producing village of Pauillac in the Médoc region to the north-west of Bordeaux, the estate was the property of Gombaud de Lafite in 1234. In the 17th century, the property of Château Lafite was purchased by the Ségur family, including the 16th century manor house that still stands. Although vines almost certainly already existed on the site, around 1680, Jacques de Ségur planted the majority of the vineyard.

In the early 18th century, Nicolas-Alexandre, marquis de Ségur refined the wine-making techniques of the estate, and introduced his wines to the upper echelons of European society. Before long he was known as the "Wine Prince", and the wine of Château Lafite called "The King's Wine" thanks to the influential support of the Maréchal de Richelieu. Towards the end of the 18th century, Lafite's reputation was assured and even Thomas Jefferson visited the estate and became a lifelong customer.

Since the 19th century, the Rothschild Family have owned the wine estate. The name Lafite comes from the Gascon term "la hite" meaning "small hill". Lafite was one of four wine-producing Châteaux of Bordeaux originally awarded First Growth status in the 1855 Classification, which was based on recent prices. Since then, it has been a consistent producer of one of the world's most expensive red wines.

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2019
6 Pre-Arrival
750ml
OWC
WA100
JS100
FM100

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Due to arrive Jun-Jul 2024

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2018
3 In Stock
750ml
WA100
WE100
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2018
12 Pre-Arrival
750ml
OWC
WA100
WE100

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Due to arrive May - Jun 2024

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2018
1 Pre-Arrival
1.5L
OWC
WA100
WE100

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Due to arrive Apr - May 2024

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2018
1 Pre-Arrival
750ml
WA100
WE100

Wines due to arrive 3-4 months after purchase.

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2017
14 In Stock
750ml
JS98
D98
VV98
WA97
WE97
TA97
WCI97
TWI97
V96
WS96
JMQ96
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2015
6 Pre-Arrival
750ml
OWC
WE100

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Due to arrive Jun-Jul 2024

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2015
1 Pre-Arrival
750ml
WE100

Wines due to arrive 3-4 months after purchase.

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2015
2 Pre-Arrival
750ml
WE100

Original packaging available upon request

Wines due to arrive 3-4 months after purchase.

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2014
12 Pre-Arrival
750ml
OWC
JS98
WE97

Ex-Chateau Release. To request a 6 pack OWC, please inquire.

Due to arrive May - Jun 2024

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2013
1 Pre-Arrival
750ml
JS95
WE94
D94

Wines due to arrive 3-4 months after purchase.

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2012
12 Pre-Arrival
750ml
OWC
WE96
JS95

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Due to arrive May - Jun 2024

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2011
1 Pre-Arrival
750ml
WE96
D95
WS94
JS94

Wines due to arrive 3-4 months after purchase.

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2010
8 In Stock
750ml
WA100
WE100
D100
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2010
18 Pre-Arrival
750ml
OWC
WA100
WE100
D100

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Due to arrive May - Jun 2024

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2009
13 In Stock
750ml
JS100
WA+99
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2009
18 Pre-Arrival
750ml
OWC
JS100
WA+99

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Due to arrive May - Jun 2024

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2008
1 Pre-Arrival
750ml
WA98
WE97

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Wines due to arrive 3-4 months after purchase.

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2007
18 Pre-Arrival
750ml
OWC
GG97
WA94
WE94

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Due to arrive May - Jun 2024

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2005
1 Pre-Arrival
750ml
JS100

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Wines due to arrive 3-4 months after purchase.

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2004
1 Pre-Arrival
750ml
WE96
WA95
W&S95

Wines due to arrive 3-4 months after purchase.

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2003
1 In Stock
1.5L
WA100
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2002
1 Pre-Arrival
750ml
WS95
WA94
D93
CT93

Wines due to arrive 3-4 months after purchase.

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2001
1 Pre-Arrival
750ml
V96
WS96
D95
WA94

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Wines due to arrive 3-4 months after purchase.

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2001
2 Pre-Arrival
750ml
V96
WS96
D95
WA94

Wines due to arrive 3-4 months after purchase.

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2000
2 Pre-Arrival
1.5L
WS98–100
JS100
WA98

Wines due to arrive early March 2024.

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1999
1 Pre-Arrival
750ml
WS94
D94
WA93
CT93
V92
JK92

Wines due to arrive 3-4 months after purchase.

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1998
2 Pre-Arrival
750ml
WA96
WS95
W&S94
D94
CT94

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Wines due to arrive 3-4 months after purchase.

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1996
1 Pre-Arrival
750ml
FM100

Wines due to arrive 3-4 months after purchase.

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1993
10 In Stock
750ml
JS91
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1988
1 In Stock
750ml
BNRC
D96
V94
WA94
WS94
JS94
JMQ94
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1985
7 In Stock
750ml
JS96
VC96
JG94
FM94
D94
RJ94
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1978
4 In Stock
750ml
MLTL
WS94
AP94
JMQ94
CT92
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1978
1 In Stock
750ml
BNDSL
WS94
AP94
JMQ94
CT92
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