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 6 Bottles
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £4,336.07
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"This was a hugely impressive wine. Still youthful and tightly wound – and by far the least evolved vintage of the 16 we were to taste this evening at Lafite. Very deep, glowing crimson and an obviously 'noble' nose. (Or am I being seduced by the baronial nature of my host?) Concentrate, dense fruit verges on voluptuous but has real savour and certainly couldn't be described as sweet. Extremely Cabernet with a note of balsam. Finishes dry with massive concentration with still quite a bit of tannin emerging on the finish after the great welter of fruit. Much more concentrated than any other of these 16 vintages; in a way it tastes more 2010 than Lafite at the moment. " Jancis Robinson
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