1998 Carruades de Lafite
Wine.comCarruades is the second label wine produced by Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. After fermentation and maceration, the wines are tasted, selected and put together according to their different qualities. This step is very important because this is where we make the difference between the great Lafite and the second wine Carruades de Lafite. The wines are drained off into oak barrels. We use 100% new barrels for the ageing of Lafite. The year after, these same barrels will be used for the Carruades.
International Wine CellarRating: 88(+?) - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on May-01.
Wine SpectatorRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/01.
Vintage ChartRating for France-Bordeaux-Pauillac: 87 (average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>