Carruades de Lafite 1999

Current Market Price: £2,358.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Carruades de Lafite, 1999

Tasting Notes Carruades de Lafite 1999

90

I prefer the nose to the '99 Carruades compared to the '97. Good lift, fine definition, a greater sense of mineralite and vigour. Certainly more clarity although it is more austere than the 2002. The palate is medium-bodied, quite lithe, good acidity and lovely lifted black fruits with a touch of black plum and dates. This is an ebullient, quite vivacious Carruades, akin to a Saint Estephe on the earthy, austere finish. Very admirable for a '99 Second wine. Drink now-2015. Tasted September 2008.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jan 2009
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

Carruades de Lafite Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Carruades de Lafite 2018 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,170.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,432.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,590.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £1,350.00 6x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,680.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £1,375.00 6x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,814.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2013 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,620.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2013 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £1,475.00 6x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2012 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,700.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2011 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,675.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,637.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2009 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,825.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2008 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,845.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2007 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,820.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2006 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £3,294.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2005 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,776.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2004 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,780.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2003 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £3,000.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2002 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,544.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2001 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,800.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2000 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,995.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 1999 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,358.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 1998 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £1,668.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 1997 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,777.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,729.00 12x75cl