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NEW IN!! Barons De Rothschild Lafite Reserve 2010

Pauillac produces some of the most majestic and long lived wines of Bordeaux's Haut Médoc. Foremost among them is Château Lafite Rothschild, "the first growth of first growths" according to Clive Coates MW. Tony Laithwaite was friends with winemaker Charles Chevallier long before he took charge of the cellar at Lafite in 1999 and that's how this exclusive cuvée came about. Made with grapes from selected vineyards across Pauillac, it bears the Rothschilds' uncompromising stamp of quality as well as the hallmarks of what Steven Spurrier described as "THE greatest Bordeaux vintage, so far" (Decanter). Though delicious now the wine will repay cellaring for a few years to come, and should be enjoyed with roast red meats and hard cheeses.

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Tasting one of Bordeaux’s - Jakarta Post

Nathaniel de Rothschild established French winery Château Mouton Rothschild in the mid-19th century in the village of Pauillac in Bordeaux, France.
The controversial exclusion of the claret from the "first growths" –the listing of the finest wineries, from first to fifth growths in descending order – from the French wine heartland of Bordeaux was finally set right in 1972, when its status was elevated from second growth to first.
Esteemed by wine connoisseurs the world over, Château Mouton Rothschild is exported to 160 countries. Annually, the winery produces 150,000 to 180,000 bottles; it has been a presence in Indonesia for 20 years.
“Indonesia is a very important market for us because the country is a melting pot of various ethnicities. The people like food so much and appreciate the love of life,” said the winemaker’s assistant manager for sales Erwan Le Brozec.
He visited the capital at the invitation of wine bar Vin+ in Senayan, South Jakarta, to assist at a special tasting of Château Mouton Rothschild 2001. In addition to that vintage, Le Petit Mouton 2006, Château d’Armailhac 2000 and Château Clerc Milon 2008 were also available at the event.
Le Petit Mouton is considered the second wine of Mouton Rothschild while both Château d’Armailhac and Château Clerc Milon are classified as fifth growths.
Asked why he chose the year 2001 instead of other vintages, Le Brozec said it came down to it exceptional taste.
“It’s very juicy, silky and captivating with a very fine aroma seemingly containing of lots of white tobacco.”
With a shrinking world, wine is being enjoyed by consumers in new markets and paired with different cuisines. That leads to questions on whether wines can make to transition to pairing with Asian or other non-European foods.
For Le Brozec, wine is a multicultural product and does not only have to be drunk with French food. “When I visited Shíjiazhuang in China, I saw people drinking wine while eating Asian foods.”
Vintage art
Château Mouton Rothschild treats its bottles like pieces of art. Each year, a prominent artist creates a painting to illustrate the labels.
The practice began in 1945, when Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Nathaniel’s successor, wanted to celebrate the Allied victory in World War II.
“He befriended many famous artists at that time. Then he asked one of them [Philippe Julian] to design the label for his wine bottle. It then became a tradition,” Le Brozec explained.
Other famous artists who have lent their talents to are Jean Cocteau (1947), Georges Braque (1955), Salvador Dali (1958), Joan Miró (1969), Kandinsky (1971), Pablo Picasso (1973), Andy Warhol (1975) and Francis Bacon (1990).
In 1977, the label was a tribute to Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mother who stayed at the château in April that year. For the year 2001, the bottle’s label illustration was created by stage director and playwright Robert Wilson.
The latest label in 2009 was by Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor.
“We would like to announce our newest participating artists at the end of the year or early next year," the Frenchman said.

Château Lafite Rothschild adopts the Prooftag System

The Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) group has always endeavoured to protect its brands and products. The fight against counterfeiting is an integral part of our development policy both in France and internationally. We now wish to take this initiative further, with measures to strengthen our bottle authentication system.

From February 2012, Château Lafite Rothschild has introduced a "bubble seal" system, created by Prooftag, for all bottles of Château Lafite Rothschild and Carruades de Lafite labelled after February 2012. This seal will be present on all bottles of Château Lafite Rothschild from the 2009 vintage, and all bottles of Carruades de Lafite from the 2010 vintage. This initiative will also apply to bottles of earlier vintages released from the Château after February 2012. All bottles labelled in our cellars after February 2012 will therefore be equipped with the system, whatever the vintage concerned.

The seal is applied to the bottle neck (at the back), partly on the capsule and partly on the glass. It provides two levels of protection: - A unique « bubble code » that cannot be reproduced. - A 13 character alphanumeric code that is associated with the bubble code

The combination of the bubble code and the alphanumeric code enables the authentication of the bottle and gives access to the information on the bottle, previously registered by the Château and stored in a database.

The authentication procedure is carried out directly on line. Click here to view the page. Once the alphanumeric code entered, the corresponding bubble code is displayed. An identical bubble code to the one on the screen, combined with an undamaged seal that is attached to the bottle, is the guarantee of the bottle’s authenticity.

The objective is to guarantee traceability right through the distribution chain to the final consumer.

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