Carruades de Lafite, Chateau Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac, Bordeaux

Carruades de Lafite Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Carruades de Lafite 2018 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,300.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,600.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £1,300.00 6x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,638.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £1,400.00 6x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,850.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £1,450.00 6x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2013 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,740.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2013 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £1,475.00 6x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2012 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,750.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2011 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,650.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,650.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2009 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,700.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2008 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,750.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2007 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,820.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2006 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,995.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2005 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,889.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2004 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,800.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2003 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,800.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2002 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,800.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2001 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,657.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2000 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,950.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 1999 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,652.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 1998 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,556.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 1997 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,556.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,937.00 12x75cl

Highest rated vintages for Carruades de Lafite

93

A spectacular value as well as a sleeper of the vintage is the 135,000-bottle cuvee of 2003 Carruades de Lafite (50% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Cabernet Franc). This amazing effort rivals such superb second wines as the 1989 Bahans-Haut-Brion and 1982 Forts de Latour. A serious red, it is sexy, opulent, rich, and luscious with silky tannin, enormous body, and wave after wave of mocha-infused black cherry and cassis fruit. It is almost too good to be believed. While drinkable now, it should evolve for 12-15 years or longer.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #164
90

Another brilliant second wine, the 2010 Carruades de Lafite (50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42.5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot) is elegant and amazing for a second wine from Lafite. 'Carruades de Lafite' is now engraved in the bottle to prevent unscrupulous sommeliers and merchants from trying to pass it off as Lafite Rothschild. The wine displays much of the same lead pencil, charcoal and black currant notes of its bigger sister, although it is forward, precocious and far less structured than the grand vin. Nevertheless, this wine, which can be drunk now, will cellar beautifully for at least 20-25 more years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #205
90

A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, the 2008 exhibits graphite, sandalwood, black and red currant, chocolate and damp earth characteristics in its elegant, medium to full-bodied, fresh, lively personality. It is a delicious, luscious, already evolved wine to drink over the next 15+ years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #194
89-90

Lafite's second wine has become stronger over recent vintages as the selection for the grand vin has become Draconian under administrator Charles Chevalier. The dense ruby/purple-tinged 2004 Carruades de Lafite (48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) exhibits sweet, crunchy, savory, black cherry, and raspberry fruit along with hints of road tar, spring flowers, and a touch of minerality. Give it 1-2 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 12-13.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #165
90

A brilliant second wine, the 2000 Carruades de Lafite (51.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42.3% Merlot, 4.9% Cabernet Franc, and 1.4% Petit Verdot), aged in 10-15% new French oak, shows wonderfully sweet lead pencil shavings intermixed with an elegant black cherry and cassis nose. A wine of tremendous purity, medium body, and the tell-tale Lafite elegance, this is a gorgeous wine to drink now and over the next 12-15 years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #146
90

This has become one of the finest second wines produced. The 1998 (a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 4.5% Cabernet Franc, and 1.5% Petit Verdot) is an outstanding effort. While very Lafite-like (although more supple and forward), it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to an excellent bouquet of black fruits, smoke, earth, and minerals, supple tannin, an excellent texture, and a long, fine finish. Anticipated maturity: now-2015.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #134
89

Of course, the wine to buy in order to get a look at the Lafite Rothschild style and personality is their second wine, Carruades de Lafite, which has become very fashionable in Asia, causing the prices to soar. A very strong effort, the 2009 Carruades de Lafite may be the finest Carruades since the 2003. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and tiny amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it reveals lots of sweet cassis intermixed with subtle smoke and forest floor, undeniable lusciousness and full-bodied hedonism. The wood component is pushed to the background, and the wine is extremely viscous, round and delicious. Additional complexity should continue to emerge over the next decade and this 2009 should keep for 20-30 years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #199
89

A classic example of a second wine, the 2005 Carruades de Lafite reveals a dark ruby hue with some pink showing at the rim. The moderately intense nose of graphite, forest floor, and sweet black currant fruit is followed by a medium-bodied, elegant wine with light to moderate tannin. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #176
89

The 1999 Carruades de Lafite is made in the style of its bigger sibling. It reveals graphite, lead pencil, black currant, and cedary aromas, medium body, sweet glycerin, and a gorgeously expansive texture and palate. The wine is long and Lafite-like, and is unbelievably impressive. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2015.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #140
87-89

The 2011 Carruades de Lafite is composed of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Soft berry fruit, underbrush, fresh herb and bay leaf characteristics as well as soft tannins, a velvety texture, and a medium-bodied, slightly superficial, but satisfying style suggest this 2011 should be consumed over the next 10-15 years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #200