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Carruades de Lafite 2001

Carruades de Lafite - Chateau Lafite Rothschild

16 years

The elegant second wine, 2001 Carruades de Lafite reveals notions of lead pencil shavings intertwined with cherry, currant, cranberry, and wet stone-like aromas. Drink this medium-bodied, up-front Pauillac over the next decade. *** A blend primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon (around 50%) and Merlot (42%) with the balance Cabernet Franc, the 2001 Carruades shows the tell-tale lead pencil, ripe black currant, and cedary notes in a medium-bodied, pure, sweet, and accessible style. It should drink well during its first 10-12 years of life. *** Once again Lafite's second wine, the 2001 Carruades de Lafite, is an impeccably made effort. It is a blend of 50.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22.2% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot. It represents 42.5% of Lafite's harvest. The wine reveals excellent red and black currant characteristics intermixed with hints of new saddle leather, wood, and spice box. It possesses a sweeter, more developed personality than its bigger sibling, and fine length. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2015.

87 Robert Parker score

€ 2,690
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* price for one OWC (original wooden case) in perfect condition – 12x75cl per OWC

Last Update October 2015

Carruades de Lafite - Chateau Lafite Rothschild

Carruades de Lafite is the second wine of the world famous Chateau Lafite Rothschild, and is one of the most famous and prestigious wine producing estates in the world. It is based in the Medoc, on the left bank of the Gironde River, situated in Bordeaux France, and has been under the ownership of the wealthy Rothschild family since the 19th century.

 

The name “Lafite” is derived from a Gascon term “la hite” signifying a small hill. The name Carruades de Lafite originated from the “Carruades Plateau”, a selection of plots neighboring the best vineyards in the estate. Carruades de Lafite used to be called “Moulin de Carruades” before the 1980’s, when it used to be marketed independently from Chateau Lafite. Nowadays, the Carruades de Lafite wines are distinct in taste and quality, and are much sought after in the fine wine market.

20,000 – 30,000 cases

Annual production

Unclassified

Classification

Pauillac/Medoc (Left Bank)

Location/Region

107 hectares

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