Since M Rothschild was deprived of Premier Grand Cru status for his Chateau Mouton in 1855, he thought perhaps that he should buy Chateau Lafite in 1868, thus demonstrating that you can’t thwart a Rothschild.
During the 20th century, Lafite has been a little up and down with a notable dodgy patch in the 60s. In the last 30 years though, it has been consistently good. It is now the most expensive First Growth, partly due to its popularity in China.
The blend is over 80% cabernet sauvignon with the rest made up mostly by merlot.
There is a popular second wine known as Carruades de Lafite.
Please allow around 2 weeks for delivery of this wine.
Overseas deliveries can take longer.
For transfers under bond or to recover VAT on export, please contact us at [email protected]
2003 was a very good vintage in Pauillac
2003 was a good but short-lived vintage in Bordeaux
Other 2003 Pauillac
Other wines from Chateau Lafite Rothschild
2004 Les Carruades de Lafite: £440
2005 Les Carruades de Lafite: £355
2006 Les Carruades de Lafite: £400
2008 Les Carruades de Lafite: £350
2015 Les Carruades de Lafite (37.5cl): £210
2018 Les Carruades de Lafite: £385