Lafite at war
For some reason, the Bordeaux first growth Chateau Lafite Rothschild is always at war somewhere, at least makers of Lafite knockoff believe so.
First, Shunyi Lifei conjured a war with the Paulliac estate in 1755, then another imitator named its lookalike Lafite “Lfed of War Manoir” for reasons beyond us.
The front label bears resemblance to the Bordeaux first growth and comes with a five-arrow symbol on the left bottom of its front label.
Besides the first growth’s grand vin, its parent company DBR Lafite’s cheaper wine ranges including its Bordeaux AOC Légende are also targets of counterfeiters at the wine fair, thanks to its popularity.
Ironically, what’s not a target though are the emboldened counterfeiters.