Carruades de Lafite, Pauillac
Château Lafite Rothschild

Carruades de Lafite, Pauillac, 2010


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2010
12x75cl
DP
£3,638.46


Carruades de Lafite, Pauillac, 2010

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
13.5 %

Notes

This wine doesn't require much selling; it is just about the most sought after wine every campaign, but the quality of Carruades is getting better and better. We honestly believe that Forts de Latour, Carruades de Lafite, Petit Mouton, Pavillon Rouge and Clarence de Haut Brion are all the finest examples to date. Classic Pauillac bouquet of cut flowers, pencil shavings, cool cassis and delicate minerals; reserved, but less so that Duhart and Lafite. On the palate there is ample sweet black fruit including notes of blackcurrant fruit pastels. Awash with silky fruit, muscled, sinewy, intense; this possesses great texture and a lifted classical finish. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42.5% Merlot, 2.4%Petit Verdot and 5.1% Cabernet Franc.

Critics score


Score:
88

100

Source:
Neal Martin, Vinous

Date:
04/2020

Notes
The 2010 Carruades de Lafite has a slightly muddled, oxidative nose. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fleshy red berry fruit, lighter than its peers with just a little dryness towards the bottle. Not sure how representative this bottle is. Faulty? Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal.

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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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