Château Lafite-Rothschild 1992
• Domaine: Château Lafite-Rothschild
• A.O.C.: Pauillac
• Classification: First Growth, 1èr Grand Cru Classé in 1855
Wine Notes: Château Lafite-Rothschild is now considered one of the greatest Bordeaux wine estates. It was originally simply known as Château Lafite when listed among the Premier Grand Cru Classé in 1855. Lafite, comes from Gascon term "la hite", which meant "small hill". On 8 August 1868, Baron James Mayer Rothschild purchased the property for 4.4 million francs, and it became known as Château Lafite Rothschild. During his term as the ambassador to France, Thomas Jefferson visited this estate and became a lifelong customer.
"In 1992, only 36% of the harvest was utilized, resulting in a deeply colored wine with an enticing cedary, chocolaty, cassis character, medium body, surprisingly concentrated flavors, as well as the classic Lafite aromatic profile. Readers should take the opportunity to experience Lafite's finesse in a softer, more precocious vintage." - Robert Parker Jr, The Wine Advocate