Château Lafite Rothschild
In 1982, Robert Parker, a final evaluation is what on a scale of 100 points!
The Château now most unobtainable! Lay the Foundation for development "Prince of vines"! "Unparalleled" wine meets the world's highest peak, elegance!
"Lafite' name will be heard in 1234, from the appearance of the ヴェルトゥイユ Abbot, Pauillac Northern ゴンボード de Lafite. Middle ages be that from the 14 century appeared as the name of the territory.
Heightened reputation as a great wine Chateau's from the 17 century, making the vineyard Ségur House. 1716, Tackle the wine making technology improved for to ensure the Marquis Nicolas Alexandre de Ségur is Lafitte's success.
By its success became known as the "Prince of vines".
Nowadays the Lafite's reputation, especially overseas and Versailles Court in, would be like a status symbol "wine of Kings" Louis XV to entertain as he pleases everyone.
Subjected to the Louis XV delightedly Princess Pompadour Mrs. dinner party after 寵姫 Barry Mrs. also "wine of Kings" was a drink other than.
It's also one person at that time, to the Versailles Court, had stationed US Ambassador as after United States President Thomas Jefferson loved Lafitte. Jefferson was a Bordeaux wine lovers are began making wine in the country, the wine research.
Gathered information after four wines was chosen as a major wine that one of them was Chateau Lafite said.
Higher ratings are always
Revolution, by owner had numerous changes, Lafite's reputation always remained unchanged. In 1815, but announced a personal rating of the wines of the MEDOC area broker Guillaume Lawton, from that time already located on the top of the list, and ' Lafitte, three (top-notch wine) of rated and graceful, delicate wine with grapes of high quality in the most ' has been a reputation for wines in the MEDOC area best.
Also in 1868, vintage remains in the record in every sense.
It attaches highest value in the ヴィンテージイヤー wine, 1 tonneau (900 l, 225 l barrels 4 min) price of 6,250 francs (4,700 euros currently) in the amount of time.
This recording is was broken at the end of the 20 century, but as the highest value of 19 century records still are.
Times of hardship through fine
However, at the end of the 19 century-in the first half of the 20 century, Lafite was attacked by various hardships. Vineyards had damage of 饂飩粉 disease caused by BEDO disease see phylloxera (vine root parasites) and mold.
Organized fraud disguised the origin is increasing rapidly, and gave the damage to the major vintage.
Overlap and occur in the outbreak of the first world war and the great depression, continued low market, inviting Lafitte also an unprecedented financial crisis, into a shrinking of the vineyards.
Followed by times of hardship, such as after World War II the MEDOC area be occupied in the Germany army.
After the war, under the command of Erie Baron finally Chateau playing hand the ravaged vineyards and facilities, play and started a full review of the system of management of the Chateau.
Then comes new fame and by Baron Eric de Rothschild took over the management.
Eric Baron makes for great wine-making research, gradually increase the recruitment of new technical team, incorporating the new air management of the Chateau.
In the vineyards, by the limited use of the review towards the given fertilizer and herbicides replanting and reconstruction work was advanced.
In the brewery, Oak next to the stainless steel tanks, with a capacity of 2,200 barrels for aging round cellar was built under the Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill Director.
Robert Parker Jr. " Bordeaux, 4th Edition "
Bordeaux's most famous chateaux, Lafite Rothschild wine has elegant small and simple labels, along with its name are long synonymous with wealth and formality, history, honor, and special mention deserve But mediocrity from 1961 until 1974, grades are as amazing as the first Chateau has produced since 1975, each year the finest of Lafitte, though. Or wine critic who was tasting the Lafitte was why more different for Microbiology is a mystery. Chateau official announcement is invariably lost because at that time was the light and elegant style, in the blind tasting, more big, brawny wines. is, in admitting the situation was. Lafitte banalities in 1971, 1970, 1966, 1961, in 1949, in a good vintage in 1945, stood out. In amazing color without, moderately dry, oaky oak excessive, unusually strong acid. On the contrary, 1974, 1971, 1969, at all of failure even though the name Lafite and shipped at a higher price.
But should not be reason for such a situation reveals Rothschild House since 1975, and later became successful, from the 1960's problems during the first half of the 1970s like would be. First is the absence of owners. Because at that time the owner lived in Paris didn't coach only once in a while, but thanks to Eric de Rothschild since 1975, is hard and sticking certainly Lafitte's management team became hard. Secondly, the Lafite wine barrels length too. But I used often at the very least 32 ~ 36 months aged had 20 to 30 months at longest in current. Thanks to this fruity Sayaka no doubt increased freshness. The third is currently brewing staff, delayed harvest of grapes consciously, more mature grapes from trying to make weak acid wine. No doubt the screening process is stricter than before. Unusual can eliminate half of the harvest every time in good harvest years in the late 1980s had, since 1990, what to rule out more than 60% of the harvest is lost. Or selling bulk wine removed, downgraded for the second. Finally, Lafite Rothschild is bottling durations shorter came. Been said before but was unsubstantiated reports that was beyond the acceptable range as I've spend 8 to 12 months and bottling Lafitte is lot is true, bottle variation would be. Today in the wines at is bottled in 2-3 weeks.
History of decades ago has spawned wine now and hearts moved aside, Lafite Rothschild. Of quality changes clear in 1975, but was in the mid-1990s was convened by Charles Chevalier the changes more prominent ones. Since 1981, Lafite Rothschild, has been yielding the best wines in MEDOC, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1990, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1983, 1982, 1981 like may say could be.
Lafite wine was generally mediocre until 1974, but significantly improved from 1975 to the early 1990s, has joined the ranks of the best Bordeaux since 1994. In fact, today, is considered as one of the greatest wines of Bordeaux. In a wine blended fine finesse and verve. Do not forget, including my own, critics have praised this positive trend had not. This Chateau is you only have to live simply in the mythical status and the market price. Lafitte, can experience a taste of the best unless available to buy it especially more recent vintage wine that's reliable and, given we are expecting the price at price to reach this wine is that only the very rich. It would be better for interest other wine people are looking for deals and discounts. However, this Chateau's second wine, カリュアード, Lafitte's especially mid-1990s things is worth the interest to note.
Average annual production: 210000 book
Vineyard area: 100 ha
Average age: 45 years
Planting time: 7500 books
Average yield: 48hl/ha
Recipes: fermentation and maceration tank of stainless steel and wood at 18 to 24 days.
Aged is 16-20 months in new oak barrels. Do not do a clarifying filtration.
Grape varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Cabernet franc and 2% Petit Verdot
Owner: Baron de Rothschild Laffite in ）
| In 1982, Robert Parker, a final evaluation is what on a scale of 100 points!
The 1855 classification decision, elected head case in the grade 1 Chateau "Lafite"! Since never wavered once as the No.1 position.
Even current rating established after 150 years "Lafite" build keeps said that the essence of the Bordeaux great wines.
Louis XV, British Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole, United States President Thomas Jefferson and was hooked, just what is the "wine of Kings'!
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