Carruades de Lafite, Pauillac
Château Lafite Rothschild

Carruades de Lafite, Pauillac, 2009


Destination

vintage

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2009
6x75cl
DP
£1,693.22


Carruades de Lafite, Pauillac, 2009

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep/Drink

ABV:
13.5 %

Notes

50.6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42.2% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2.2% Petit Verdot. It doesn't matter what we say or what the critics say, this will be one of if not the most sought after wine in this campaign. There has been a steady improvement in quality here, but it is certainly not as impressive as its stable mate Duhart Milon, although it will command a much heftier price... Pretty, fragrant nose of sweet red berries, slate and flowers. Bright and concentrated on the palate, with searing cassis fruit, beautiful classy texture, fine tannins and a mineral finish.

Critics score


Score:
89

100

Source:
Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

Date:
07/2012

Notes
Bright ruby-red. Open-knit, fruity nose offers plenty of charm to its strawberry, blackcurrant and floral aromas. Fresh and juicy on the palate, with red cherry and fresh blackcurrant flavors complicated by flinty and floral nuances. This easygoing, fragrant Carruades is hard to resist drinking up right now.

specifications

country:
France

region:
Bordeaux

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


Château Lafite Rothschild

Château Lafite Rothschild

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Première Cru Classé, is revered throughout the wine-drinking world: a modern-day phenomenon, a super-brand, probably the most recognisable brand from Bordeaux. And lest we forget, maker of some of the most distinguished, impressive, classic wines, anywhere on the planet.

Lafite was well-loved in the British market throughout the 17th century and a favourite amongst many notable dignitaries including Robert Walpole. Through this time the estate belonged to the Ségur family, who also owned Calon Ségur, Phelan Ségur and for a short time Mouton. With such a wine-making dynasty at the helm it is no surprise that the reputation of the estate grew.

By the time of the revolution, the estate was in the hands of a Ségur descendant, Nicolas Pierre de Pichard; however, the guillotine cut short his reign and ended the family's involvement. A string of owners followed, and at the time of the 1855 Classification, Lafite was owned by a Dutch family and under the management an English bank. The Vanlerberghe descendants elected to sell their holding in 1866 to a rather more famous banking empire, the Rothschilds, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Baron Éric de Rothschild stepped down in 2021 after almost 40 years at Lafite. He was succeeded by his daughter, Saskia, who is ably assisted by technical director, Eric Kohler and Jean-Sébastien Philippe. Their wines are outstanding, and rightly lauded for their precision, complexity, and effortless grace. Modern day examples blend classical Pauillac flavours with cutting-edge winemaking technology – the results are sensational.

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