It was the then ubiquitous Ségur family that organised the vine planting at Lafite in the late 17th century. And the market found for this new wine - claret - was initially an English one. In the 18th century, aided by the social circles in which owner Nicolas-Alexandre de Ségur moved and the passionate patronage of such luminaries as the Maréchal de Richelieu, Lafite gained popularity with ruling classes. However, the tenure of the Ségur family ended with the execution of the owner after the revolution. The estate was offered for sale and bought by a Dutch merchant. Thereafter it changed hands a few times before an extended period under the ownership of a single family: the Vanleberghes. In 1868 the estate was bought by Baron James de Rothschild and the family has owned Lafite ever since.
Case of 3 Bottles
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duty paid price: £2,888.03
"Impenetrable colour, opaque almost to the rim. The nose is slightly closed, but does give up crisp cassis aromas and a little wood; nuances of liquorice and dark chocolate. Very cool; very backward; very intense and mineral. Juicy-fresh, with cassis and chocolate flavours. There is mouth-coating extract here and the whole thing is rich and precise; chiselled, in fact. Medium, quite firm tannins and juicy, just medium acidity. Chalky/earthy minerals. Very long. Great drive and vim. " Bowes Wine original note
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