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1976 Chateau Lafite Rothschild

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11 7 £221.00 429 days ago
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closed 23/04/2018, 04:16 PM

Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 1976 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Assorted
Fill level: Base of Neck (BN)Question Mark Grape variety:

Château Lafite Rothschild is one of the most renowned wine properties in the Médoc. Owned by Baron Eric de Rothschild and Lafite Rothschild is also one of the largest Médoc estates.

The vineyards of Ch. Lafite are found at the northern tip of the Pauillac appellation, just below the boundary with St. Estephe. There is evidence of an estate on this site as far back as the 14th century, and of exports of wine to the UK in the early 17th century. The current owners, the Rothschilds of the famous banking dynasty, bought the property in 1866, but this is a different brand of the family from that which purchased Ch. Mouton-Rothschild. For many years the Rothschilds’ control of Lafite was very much exercised at a distance, compared to the hands-on influence of Baron Philippe at Mouton, but since the Second World War this has changed somewhat, with the current owner, Eric de Rothschild, presiding over an extensive programme of investment in both vineyard and cellar.

With a base largely of gravel the vineyard is unsurprisingly dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon (71%) with the balance comprising Merlot (25%) Cabernet Franc (3%) and Petit Verdot (1%). Grapes are hand-harvested, and vinified parcel by parcel. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats, after which the wine is run off into barrels, 100% new for Lafite itself, a mixture of new and one-year-old barrels for the second wine.

Other details

Properly stored in a private cellar in Bristol, with cling film covering the label. Sadly there is a tear on the label (see main photo) with ullage shown in the second photo.

Shipping details

Payment methods: bank transfer
Returns policy: not available
The wine can be collected: From postcode LU7 , United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Royal Mail
Shipping paid by: buyer
Cost of delivery: £15
Delivers to UK
Insurance options: No insurance

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