Sold Out Carruades de Lafite 2017
JS
94
James Suckling
RP
91
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
WE
93
Wine Enthusiast
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Carruades de Lafite 2017

Product description

Winemaker Notes

Chateau Lafite Rothschild’s second wine, Carruades de Lafite presents similar characteristics to the Grand Vin, but with its own personality linked to a higher proportion of Merlot and to specific plots that are used to produce Carruades. The name comes from the Carruades plateau, a group of plots acquired in 1845 just next to the vines on the Château hilltop.

94 Points - James Suckling

So much rich, sweet tobacco with currants and spices, as well as graphite. Full-bodied, tight and focused with oyster-shell and lead-pencil character on the palate. Tangy, spicy and peppery. Needs three to four years to soften, but already beautiful.

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast

A classic blend with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot, this is richly structured and well concentrated. Its dark black fruit notes give both depth and a juicy character to match the structure. 

91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2017 Carruades de Lafite is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it prances out of the glass with joyful notions of black cherries, redcurrant jelly and cassis plus hints of kirsch, cedar chest, pencil lead and a waft of raspberry leaves. Medium-bodied, the palate possesses bags of poise and freshness, dishing out lots of bright red and black fruits with a soft, finely grained frame, finishing long with a skip in its step.

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