�Lafite has a soul, a beautiful, generous, kindly soul. Lafite turns bare earth into heaven. Lafite is harmony, a harmony between man and nature, because without our magnificent winegrowers, nothing would be accomplished.� Baron Eric de Rothschild In 1815, Guillaume Lawton said of Ch�teau Lafite, �I consider it to be the most elegant and delicate, with the finest substance of the three (Premier Crus). The location of its vines is one of the finest in the M�doc�. In 1855 the Ch�teau was ranked as a Premier Grand Cru in the famous classification that was prepared for the Universal Exhibition of that year. GRAPE VARIETIES 80 to 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5 to 20% Merlot, 0 to 5% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Note that there are some exceptional cases such as the 1994 vintage (99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot) or the 1961 vintage (100% Cabernet Sauvignon). AGEING IN OAK BARRELS 18 to 20 months in 100% new barrels.
- Ch�teau Lafite Rothchild