Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2010

Bordeaux, AOC, First Great Growth, Pauillac

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  • Presentation of the winery

In 1868, James de Rothschild, a banker living in Paris, wine lover, bought the Château Lafite, he founded the French branch of the Rothschild. His nephew had acquired 15 years ago Mouton. The area at that time reached 74 hectares and is a great success. But thereafter the castle knows a disastrous period of the late 19th century until after the Second World War, mainly because of diseases of the vine, but also wars. The area will be restored by Baron Elie de Rothschild. In 1962, it acquired Duhart-Milon . In 1974, Eric de Rothschild giving a new impetus to the field. He decides to modernize the winery. In 1987, a circular cellar underground is designed for wines second year. Baron also leads Domaines Baron de Rothschild, which includes nine areas including six in Bordeaux.
The vineyard of 112 hectares is exposed to the south-west and divided into three zones: the hills around the castle plateau Carruades and some plots to Saint- Estèphe. The vineyard lies on gravelly soil mixed with fine sands basement limestone. The vineyard is 70 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 25 % Merlot, 3 % Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The estate produces a second wine “The Carruades Lafite” since the 1980s.

  • Wine

Château Lafite Rothschild 2010 has an intense black color. The nose of this wine develops aromas of black fruit, graphite, truffle and dark chocolate. On the palate, this wine begins with an elegant attack, it is dense and silky. It offers flavors of black tea and crushed figs. The finish is exceptional. This is a vintage that is capable of nearly a century old.

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Data sheet

Vintage
2010
Parker Rating
98+/100
Format
75 cl
Color
Red Wine
Grape Variety
Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
Appellation
Pauillac
Region
Bordeaux, Médoc
Producer
Château Lafite Rothschild
Best vintages
2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2000, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1979, 1978, 1976, 1975, 1962, 1959, 1957, 1953, 1949, 1945, 1934, 1921, 1870, 1865, 1864, 1848
Maturity
50+ years
Serving T°
17°-18°C
Packing
1 OWC of 6 and 2 OWC of 3 bottles
Producer: Château Lafite Rothschild
Château Lafite Rothschild

The quintessential Pauillac terroir

 

In 1868, James de Rothschild, a wine-loving banker living in Paris, bought the Château Lafite in Pauillac and founded the French branch of the Rothschilds. His nephew had acquired Mouton Rothschild 15 years prior. The vineyard at the time amounted to 74 hectares and was very successful. But after the castle endured some hard times, from the late 19th century until after the Second World War, mainly because of grapevine diseases and wars.

The Bordeaux estate was restored by the Baron Elie de Rothschild. In 1962, he acquired Duhart-Milon. In 1974, Eric de Rothschild decided to inject some new life into the winery and modernized it. In 1987, a circular underground cellar was designed for all the second year wines. The Baron also oversaw the Domaines Baron de Rothschild, which include nine estates (six in Bordeaux).

The vineyard of 112 hectares is exposed to the south-west and divided into three zones: the hills around the castle, plateau Carruades and some plots near Saint-Estèphe. The vineyard lies on gravel soil mixed with fine sand and limestone. The vineyard is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The estate produces a second wine "The Carruades Lafite" since the 1980s.

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