2012 Carruades de Lafite

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Average critic rating : 90.5 points



A very good second wine from Lafite Rothschild, the 2012 Carruades de Lafite (53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) shows dark ruby/plum/purple color, cedar wood, blackcurrants, medium-bodied, ripe tannin and a nice textured mouthfeel. It is very attractive, soft and ideal for drinking over the next 15 or more years.| eRobertParker.com.April, 2015



Offers a smoky, fleshy feel, with dark plum, charcoal and coffee notes. Features nice grip on the finish, revealing a lingering plum skin feel. Tasted non-blind. WineSpectator.com—J.M.



53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. Quite light on the nose with crisp red fruits and a touch of spice. The palate shows some baked fruit character and notably high acidity. Quite forward and accessible. FINE+RARE

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Carruades de Lafite 2012
+£909.00     (+82.41%) Latest price:  £2,012.00
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Carraudes de Lafite is the second wine of Château Lafite-Rothschild , one of the Pauillac first growths. Similar in style to the grand vin of Lafite, Carruades generally contains a higher proportion of Merlot, and much of the wine comes from specific vineyard plots throughout the Lafite vineyards. The name of the wine comes from the Carruades plateau – a group of vineyards just next to the château hilltop.

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