Carruades De Lafite
Price: $1,026.86 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
Lafites second wine has become stronger over recent vintages as the selection for the grand vin has become Draconian under administrator Charles Chevalier. The dense ruby/purple-tinged 2004 Carruades de Lafite (48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) exhibits sweet, crunchy, savory, black cherry, and raspberry fruit along with hints of road tar, spring flowers, and a touch of minerality. Give it 1-2 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 12-13.
– Robert Parker Jr., Robertparker.com, Score: 89-90
Medium red-ruby. Plum, currant, brown spices, leather and tobacco leaf on the nose, along with some smoky oak. Distinctly firm and herbal but with a sweetly spicy quality to the flavors of cassis, lead pencil and tobacco leaf. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and a repeating herbal note.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 88
Aromas of currant and smoky wood follow through to a full-bodied palate, with chewy tannins and a medium finish. Slightly hollow midpalate, but still very good. Best after 2010. 26,665 cases made.
– James Molesworth, Winespectator.com, Score: 87