Château Lafite Rothschild, owned by the Rothschild family for five generations, was acquired by Baron James de Rothschild in 1868. The existence of Lafite as a medieval fief dates back to the 14th century; at the beginning of the 18th century Lafite's wine was already being sold in London, where it was a favourite of the Prime Minister, Robert Walpole. In France, Lafite soon became known as the "King's wine", after being introduced to the Court at Versailles by Maréchal Richelieu. The classification of the Grands Crus Classés, prepared on the occasion of the 1855 Universal Exhibition in Paris, officially ranked Château Lafite Rothschild as the "Premier des Premiers".
Cabernet Sauv. Merlot Cab.Frac
Country of origin:
Alcohol by volume [% AbV]:
87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc.
Château Lafite Rothschild,Le Pouyalet,33250 Pauillac,FR
272 kJ / 65 kcal