(From 2013 Vintage) Lovely Lafite fragrance on the nose and almost crunchy fruit on the palate.
(From 1997 Vintage) Carruades 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.
DecanterRating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Fabulous colour, really deep and still purple, lovely nose, a superb expression of ripe fruit and elegant concentration, very great clarity of fruit and terroir, really good example. Ready 2007-2025. (tasted en primeur)
Wine SpectatorRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/03
Wine AdvocateRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate.