Carruades de Lafite

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Carruades feature characteristics similar to those of the Grand Vin, Lafite Rothschild, but with their own personality linked to a higher percentage of Merlot in its composition, and plots of land that are clearly identified as producing Carruades. The origin of the name comes from the Carruades plateau, the name of a group of plots adjacent to the chateau’s best vineyards, purchased in 1845 by Château Lafite. In the 20th century, the Carruades were marketed separately from Château Lafite before being integrated. The name Carruades adopted as the name of Château Lafite Rothschild’s second wine, was initially called “Moulin des Carruades” before the 1980’s

Vint Description Cl ? Cs Bt Cs Bt +
2002

Carruades de Lafite

75 IB   1 - 150
Tasting Notes:
Similar to its bigger sibling, but leaner and not nearly as concentrated, as one might expect being a second wine, the 2002 Carruades reveals the Lafite fragrance of lead pencil shavings intermixed with red and black currants, plums, and a hint of cherries. Medium-bodied, with tart acidity, this is a wine to drink over the next decade. Wine Advocate #158 (Apr 2005)
Parker Points: 87
Drinking Period: 2005-2015
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