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Chateau Lafite

Named among the only four first-growth châteaux in Bordeaux with Premier Cru/first-growth status (based on the Bordeaux Classification in 1855), Château Lafite Rothschild dates back to the 17th century as a winemaking estate.

In 1868, Baron James de Rothschild purchased the winery but died three months later. However, his three sons continued to run the winery and produced wines that remained the world’s most expensive until that record was exceeded towards the end of the 20th century.

In 1974, Eric de Rothschild took over the winery, succeeding his uncle. Even today the wines continue to be among the most expensive in the world and the best vintages are 2000, 2003, 2005, 2009, and 2010.

In 2012, a case of 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild fetched $42,350 at auction. Just two years earlier, three bottles of Château Lafite Rothschild’s 1869 vintage commanded $230,000 each at auction, succeeding the previous record for the most expensive bottle of wine, set in 1985 when Malcolm Forbes paid $168,000 for a bottle of 1787 Château Lafite Rothschild thought to have belonged to Thomas Jefferson.


Quick Facts

  • King Louis XV was a huge fan of Château Lafite Rothschild’s wines during the 18th century
  • Château Lafite Rothschild wines are extremely popular with the wealthy in China, and either drinking it or owning a bottle is seen as a sign of status
  • Lafite means “small hill”

Recommended Items at Auction

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2x 2016 Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) 'Legende', Bordeaux Rouge
May 30, 4:00 PM AEST
2x 2016 Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) 'Legende', Bordeaux Rouge
by Lawsons
Est: AUD50- AUD60
AUD452 Bids
Vin - Chateau Lafite Rothschild - 2018
Jun 11, 6:00 PM CEST
Vin - Chateau Lafite Rothschild - 2018
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF6,400- CHF6,600
CHF5,1000 Bids
Vin - Chateau Lafite Rothschild - 2018
Jun 11, 6:00 PM CEST
Vin - Chateau Lafite Rothschild - 2018
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF2,200- CHF2,500
CHF1,6000 Bids
Vin - Chateau Lafite Rothschild - 2019
Jun 11, 6:00 PM CEST
Vin - Chateau Lafite Rothschild - 2019
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF6,000- CHF7,000
CHF4,5000 Bids
Château Lafite Rothschild 1980
Jun 01, 11:00 AM CST
Château Lafite Rothschild 1980
by Ravenel
Est: NT$150,000- NT$190,000
NT$150,0000 Bids
Château Lafite Rothschild 1982
Jun 01, 11:00 AM CST
Château Lafite Rothschild 1982
by Ravenel
Est: NT$75,000- NT$95,000
NT$75,0000 Bids
Château Lafite Rothschild 1986
Jun 01, 11:00 AM CST
Château Lafite Rothschild 1986
by Ravenel
Est: NT$190,000- NT$260,000
NT$190,0000 Bids
Château Lafite Rothschild 1990
Jun 01, 11:00 AM CST
Château Lafite Rothschild 1990
by Ravenel
Est: NT$320,000- NT$400,000
NT$320,0000 Bids
Château Lafite Rothschild 1995
Jun 01, 11:00 AM CST
Château Lafite Rothschild 1995
by Ravenel
Est: NT$130,000- NT$170,000
NT$130,0000 Bids
Château Lafite Rothschild 1995
Jun 01, 11:00 AM CST
Château Lafite Rothschild 1995
by Ravenel
Est: NT$260,000- NT$340,000
NT$260,0000 Bids
Château Lafite Rothschild 1998
Jun 01, 11:00 AM CST
Château Lafite Rothschild 1998
by Ravenel
Est: NT$42,000- NT$50,000
NT$42,0000 Bids
Château Lafite Rothschild 2001
Jun 01, 11:00 AM CST
Château Lafite Rothschild 2001
by Ravenel
Est: NT$240,000- NT$320,000
NT$240,0000 Bids
Château Lafite Rothschild 2003
Jun 01, 11:00 AM CST
Château Lafite Rothschild 2003
by Ravenel
Est: NT$360,000- NT$440,000
NT$360,0000 Bids
Château Lafite Rothschild 2005
Jun 01, 11:00 AM CST
Château Lafite Rothschild 2005
by Ravenel
Est: NT$360,000- NT$440,000
NT$360,0000 Bids
Château Lafite Rothschild 2008
Jun 01, 11:00 AM CST
Château Lafite Rothschild 2008
by Ravenel
Est: NT$280,000- NT$360,000
NT$280,0000 Bids
Carruades de Lafite 2002
Jun 01, 11:00 AM CST
Carruades de Lafite 2002
by Ravenel
Est: NT$40,000- NT$48,000
NT$40,0000 Bids
Château Lafite Rothschild 2000
Jun 01, 11:00 AM CST
Château Lafite Rothschild 2000
by Ravenel
Est: NT$650,000- NT$850,000
NT$650,0000 Bids
Château Lafite Rothschild 2018
Jun 01, 11:00 AM CST
Château Lafite Rothschild 2018
by Ravenel
Est: NT$190,000- NT$260,000
NT$190,0000 Bids
1976 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Wine Case
Jun 01, 9:00 AM EDT
1976 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Wine Case
by Searchlight / Saucon Valley Auctions
Est: $2,500- $4,000
$1,0000 Bids
Bordeaux selection, Château Fleur de Rigaud, Château Lafite Marcellin, Lafon, 1997-1998-1999
Jun 18, 2:30 PM CEST
Bordeaux selection, Château Fleur de Rigaud, Château Lafite Marcellin, Lafon, 1997-1998-1999
by Bertolami Fine Art s.r.l.
Est: €120- €140
€600 Bids
1975 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Wine
Jun 01, 9:00 AM EDT
1975 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Wine
by Searchlight / Saucon Valley Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
1976 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Wine
Jun 01, 9:00 AM EDT
1976 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Wine
by Searchlight / Saucon Valley Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
1975 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Wine
Jun 01, 9:00 AM EDT
1975 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Wine
by Searchlight / Saucon Valley Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1200 Bids
1975 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Wine
Jun 01, 9:00 AM EDT
1975 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Wine
by Searchlight / Saucon Valley Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Chateau Lafite


Ravenel

Ravenel

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TGP Auction

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