The 2018 vintage of Lafite coincides with the 150th anniversary of the Rothschild family's acquisition of the estate, for which the owner, Saskia de Rothschild, created a commemorative label for the vintage, featuring two women looking up at a hot air balloon over the original label.
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The hot air balloon is marked with the word CL, which is both an abbreviation of the name of the winery and represents the Roman numeral 150; this word will also be marked on the neck of the bottle.
Sethia Rothschild explains that in 1868, the hot air balloon represented modernity and the spirit of adventure, which today can be seen as a symbol of slow living. Everything takes its time, just as we have done for the past 150 years at Château Lafite. Step into the future while standing the test of time.