Decanter: A discreet nose of real finesse with the Lafite violets prettily present. While it seems on the light side now, time in barrel will add structure. 91 Points
Wine Enthusiast: This is a fine reflection of the quality of Pauillac. It has a serious tannic line that cuts through the black currant fruits, and an impressive amount of acidity. It develops slowly, giving plenty of time to admire the fruit along the way. 93-95 points
James Suckling: A silky and fine second wine of Lafite with blueberry, blackberry and flower aromas and flavors. Cedar and nuts too. 92 - 93 Points
On an exceptional terroir, the 112 hectares of vineyards are biased to Cabernet Sauvignon, a strong proportion (between 80% and 95%) compared to neighboring raw. Under the leadership of director Charles Chevallier, Eric Kohler in the technical direction, the field practice a strict selection: over 50% of the crop is often left out of the great wine. The vinification is followed by the winemaker Eric Boissenot.
Lafite vintages sign her by a tight tannic structure and extremely refined aromas of cedar, graphite and spices. Its aging potential is breathtaking: more than fifty years in some vintages.
57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc
Carruades Lafite is the second wine of Château Lafite-Rothschild , 1er Cru Classé of Pauillac. It comes in the same vein as its predecessor, with a greater proportion of Merlot.
Planted mostly in the late 17th century, the vineyards of Lafite-Rothschild owned by the Rothschild family since 1868, today represented by Eric de Rothschild. The thought among the greatest Bordeaux, not without reason.