2005 Château Lafite Rothschild review

Château Lafite Rothschild (Pauillac)

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Château Lafite Rothschild 2005

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Ranked the most beautiful hills of Pauillac. In the first half of the seventeenth century the Bordeaux parliament buys Saubat Pommiers and then trickling down to the Ségur family, lords of Lafite. Nicolas-Alexandre Ségur, which is known as the Prince of the Vines, became owner of Lafite, Latour, Mouton and Calon.
Richelieu when in 1755 he was appointed Governor of Guyenne, ancient Aquitaine, Bordeaux consultation to a doctor who prescribes wine of Château Lafite as the best and most pleasant tonic. When you return to Paris, Louis XV tells it appears that is 25 years less and Richelieu replied that he had found something Lafite wine comparable to the ambrosia of the gods of Olympus. Give bottles the king, excited with them, it becomes your favorite wine and soon the whole court.
Arrives in 1784 at the hands of Pierre de Pichard, president of the parliament of Bordeaux, who died on the guillotine on June 30, 1794. Lafite is confiscated and become good of the nation, for a few years changed ownership several times, which does not influence the quality of wine. In 1868 buys Baron James de Rothschild and has since been in the hands of his heirs. Since 1975, Eric is responsible for the management of Rothschild.

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