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Château Lafite-Rothschild Review

Lafite-Rothschild is among the most resonant names in the wine world. Even by the giddy standards of the Médoc, Lafite—owned by the Rothschild family since 1868 and a recorded producer since 1234—is a temple of wine making at its most memorable. Prices may be sky-high, but no one fortunate enough to sample one of the château's classic vintages will forget the experience in a hurry. Too bad you can't visit the family château on the grounds—its rooms are the defining examples of le style Rothschild, one of the most opulent styles of 19th-century interior decoration.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Pauillac, 33250
  • Phone: 05–56–59–26–83
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: By appointment only at 2 and 3:30, reserve at least 2 wks in advance; closed Aug.–Oct.
  • Website:
  • Location: Route du Médoc and the Wine Country
Updated: 04-01-2013

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