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Carruades de Lafite 2015

Lafite Rothschild

Case Format: 6x75cl

Max score: 94.0

The most famous wine of the Bordeaux region, Château Lafite Rothschild definitely lives up to its hype and its second wine is no exception. Located in Pauillac, the estate exists at the north of the appellation separated by marshland from the neighbouring Saint-Estèphe. Carruades de Lafite is cultivated on a specific section of the Lafite vineyard, near to neighbouring Mouton Rothschild. Its grape varietals range from 50-70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30-50% Merlot and 0-5% of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. First produce in the mid-1850s, it is one of the oldest second wines ever produced.
Dating back to 1234 Lafite Rothschild has a long history and has been under the ownership of the Rothschild family for over 200 years. Its respect for and cultivation of its terroir has continued for centuries, culminating in the creation of its ground-breaking wines. Due to its association with the Grand Cru, Carruades de Lafite is also a highly sought-after wine.



Neal Martin

The 2015 Carruades de Lafite has developed a little more energy since I tasted it in bottle, with blackberry, bilberry fruit and that slate-like note tucked in just underneath. It feels quite unchanged since I encountered it from barrel. The palate is well balanced and actually shows more energy and tension than the 2015 Duhart at the moment. Crisp tannin, quite edgy and certainly with a healthy dash of white pepper, it opens up nicely toward the finish, with commendable precision and length. It is one of the best Carruades that I have encountered in recent vintages.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

A blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and 7% Cabernet Franc gives the 2015 Carruades de Lafite a medium to deep garnet color. It delivers evolving scents of stewed black plums, black and red currant preserves, and tobacco leaf, plus suggestions of dusty soil, dried Provencal herbs, and graphite. Light-bodied, the palate has a racy backbone injecting energy into the elegant mineral and earthy layers, with a grainy texture and a lifted finish.


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