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Château Lafite Rothschild
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As one of the illustrious First Growths, Château Lafite Rothschild immediately evokes grandeur, and is synonymous with the pinnacle of winemaking that Bordeaux can offer. Located in Pauillac, the estate exists at the north of the appellation, separated by marshland from the neighbouring Saint-Estèphe. Its grand vin is cultivated on a gravel plateau, which sees the vineyard planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (c.92%), Merlot (c.7%) and Petit Verdot (c.1%). At 107 acres the vineyard is one of the largest in the Médoc. Dating back to 1234, Lafite Rothschild has a long history and has been under the ownership of the Rothschild family for over 200 years. Its respect for and cultivation of its terroir has continued for centuries, culminating in the creation of its ground-breaking wines. Lafite Rothschild produces an elegant style of Pauillac that is brimming with flavour. Expect warm notes of cedar, truffle and tobacco, the lip-smacking tartness of cassis, and the vibrancy of juicy red fruits. Carruades de Lafite is the second wine of First Growth Château Lafite Rothschild. It has a slightly higher percentage of Merlot than its older sibling and is, in consequence, deemed to be more approachable in youth. Canny buyers of Carruades will know that it can be a smart buy at En Primeur.

What sets Carruades de Lafite apart

As one of the most traded wines in the world, Lafite continues to be one of the favourite and most powerful brands among investors and collectors and is one of the most traded wines on the fine wine market. Carruades de Lafite Rothschild offers a slice of the Lafite legacy, but with more Merlot, it’s ready to enjoy a bit earlier. This wine brings the esteemed quality and reputation of Château Lafite Rothschild within easier reach. Interested in exploring this accessible piece of the Lafite tradition? Browse our selection and check out our available offers below to see why Carruades de Lafite continues to win hearts worldwide.

Château Lafite Rothschild selection and prices

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