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Introducing the 2018 Château Lafite Rothschild Anniversary Pack | Now Available at HDH Retail
Hart Davis Hart Retail is excited to offer the 2018 Anniversary Magnum Pack from Château Lafite Rothschild. This 150th anniversary pack includes one magnum of the outstanding 2018 vintage with a special edition label and an exclusive book, "The Almanac," which tells the story of Lafite Rothschild and the Rothschild family spanning the past 150 years.

With the 2018 vintage, the Lafite team was able to harvest grapes slowly, allowing them to pick each plot with optimal ripeness. This resulted in sublime fruit quality, and created a luscious and powerful 2018 Lafite. Lisa Perrotti-Brown from The Wine Advocates states, "If this wine doesn’t get Bordeaux lovers hearts' racing, nothing will."

Along with this special vintage, the Château created a celebratory label featuring a hot air balloon. Chairwoman Saskia de Rothschild notes "In 1868, hot air balloons were the absolute symbols of modernity and adventure. In 2018, we still see them fly but they have become the symbol of slowing down, of taking the time to move more steadily. With no rush. Just what we have been doing at Lafite for 150 years: steadily standing the test of time as we head towards the future." The initials CL, 150 in roman numerals, are also placed in red on the shoulder of the bottle.

Only 300 cases of this Anniversary Magnum Pack were created, so don't wait to purchase yours today.
 
 
 
 HDH Retail: 312.379.8710 • sales@hdhwine.com 
 
 
 
(98-100 WA, 99-100 JS)
$5,000 per magnum
Commemorative label and copy of ‘The Almanac’; Any applicable taxes, tariffs, or import duties will be due upon importation; Earliest anticipated arrival is February 2021
 
"The 2018 Lafite Rothschild is blended of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8.5% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot and has 13.3% alcohol. The Merlot was harvested September 17-24, the Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested September 25 to October 5, and the Cabernet Franc was harvested on September 24. It has a deep purple-black color and then WOW—what a nose. It comes sashaying out of the glass with bags of grace and perfume, revealing notions of lilacs, red roses, fragrant soil, cinnamon stick and Morello cherries with a core of blackcurrant cordial, fresh black plums, redcurrant jelly and tapenade plus a waft of iron ore. Medium-bodied, the palate has wonderful, tightly wound layers of black, red and blue fruits intermingled with floral, earth and mineral notions and a rock-solid frame of the most finely pixelated tannins you can possibly imagine. Anyone who wants to see what I mean when I babble about the Lafite tannins needs to try this benchmark. The finish goes on, and on, and on. If this wine doesn’t get Bordeaux lovers hearts' racing, nothing will." (98-100 points) Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2019
 
 
 
Additional Château Lafite Rothschild Available at HDH Retail
2017 (98 JS) $2,421/dbl-mag | $4,842/imp (6L)
1994 (90 NM) $4,049/dbl-mag