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Carruades de Lafite, Pauillac, 2011


Colour: Red
Producer: Château Lafite Rothschild
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Pauillac
Grape Variety: Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Carruades de Lafite, Pauillac, 2011

1 case
Equiv. £258.33 per bottle
2 cases
Equiv. £266.67 per bottle

Tasting Note:

It is not always easy to remain impartial when tasting Carruades de Lafite. Lafite's second wine still trades at close to £3000 per case, a phenomenal sum for what is really quite a humble Pauillac. The association with China's favourite wine brand and its uncanny resemblance have driven prices through the roof. Quite floral with notes of violets and sweet cassis fruit. There is a soft, pure mid-palate of bramble fruit and blackcurrants with just a little astringency. Fashioned from 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 3.5% Cabernet Franc and 2.5% of very fragrant Petit Verdot, this is a smart second wine.

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