Château Lafite-Rothschild

Lafite is the perfect counterpoint to Latour’s great power and structure. Its style is less about weight and more about elegance, balance, harmony and a certain famous elusiveness in its character. It is not aggressive or obvious, but complex and multi-layered, revealing more and more of itself over time. In the best years, its balance is remarkable. As Michael Broadbent says of the ’85, ‘Not too massive, not too dry, not too anything . . . with scarcely a note out of place.’ Vintages like these keep and improve over decades. Hugh Johnson reports that ‘when a random selection of thirty-six vintages, going back to 1799, was drunk and compared in recent times, the company was awed by the consistency . . . underlying the differences in . . . vintages, there was an uncanny resemblance between wines made even a century and a half apart.’ The uncompromising quest for perfection continues today.

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Château Lafite-Rothschild

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We’re Decanter and IWC Specialist Merchant of the Year for our USA range.

Decanter Retailer Awards | Best USA Specialist
International Wine Challenge 2019 | Specialist Merchant of the Year USA

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