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The structure and refinement of a great Pauillac wine
First among the 1855 Bordeaux Classified Growths, Château Lafite-Rothschild is the master of its gravelly land. The bearer of a long winegrowing tradition that began in 1620, it has asserted itself over the centuries as a veritable standard bearer of the Pauillac appellation on Bordeaux’s Left Bank. Indeed, from the Cardinal of Richelieu to the then President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, the great personalities of the world have fallen under the spell of these great wines with their unique soul and unparalleled refinement.
An emblematic Pauillac wine, Château Lafite-Rothschild benefits from an exceptional location with a vineyard divided into three main areas. From the slopes surrounding the château to the Carruades plateau to the west and a plot in the neighbouring commune of Saint-Estèphe, Château Lafite-Rothschild oversees a total of 112 hectares of vines planted on fine, deep gravel soils with sand on the surface, while the limestone subsoil provides excellent drainage.
Cabernet Sauvignon (94%)
Petit Verdot (1%).
Characteristics and tasting tips for Château Lafite-Rothschild 2019
This vintage delights with its purity and the smooth combination of elegance and vivacity.