Château Lafite Rothschild is a wine estate in France, owned by members of the Rothschild family since the 19th century. The name Lafite comes from the Gascon term "la hite" meaning "small hill".
Across all vintages Lafite Rothschild is one of the most expensive wines you can buy. It has proved an incredibly profitable wine for investors, with the price of its 2005 and 2000 vintage fetching over £10,000 per case. Futures contracts for the 2008 Lafite Rothschild returned investors over 100% on their investment within two weeks during May 2009.
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