Friday, August 19, 2016

Chateau Lafite Rothschild Wooden Wine Crate

Chateau Lafite Rothschild is arguably the most recognized wine in the world. It has a simple yet elegant logo deeply branded on the front side representing the chateau design. Mouton Rothschild as a contrast frequently makes small changes to it's design logo, The Lafite design hasn't changed much at all in the past thousand years.

Although the estate is recorded as making spectacular wines since the early 1200's, it's very likely that vines were planted there well before the Roman Empire. Lafite was purchased by Baron Rothschild in the mid-1800's, and has been part of the Rothschild estate ever since.

The Lafite wine crate is highly collectible even though 20,000 cases are made every year. Half of the cases stay in France, and most of the others are often purchased well before vintage release in the form of futures. This means that investors will scoop up all of the original wooden wine crates complete with wine 2-3 years in advance! Acquiring a Lafite Rothschild crate is very difficult at best.

For every 1,000 wooden wine crates that arrive to us I'd estimate 1 or 2 is a Lafite Rothschild. This is how rare they are.

At the moment we have a few in stock so give me a call or e-mail if you'd like to purchase one.


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