Carruades de Lafite 2005

Current Market Price:
Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Carruades de Lafite, 2005

Tasting Notes Carruades de Lafite 2005

93

Tasted single blind at Southwold. This has a deep ripe plumy nose with good definition and freshness: cedar and blackberry, a tangible sense of mineralite but tightly-coiled. A dense weighty palate, great concentration and vibrant acidity, very focused, lithe, wonderful definition with a lifted cedar finish. No frills, but masterful winemaking is afoot here. Drink 2012-2025. Tasted January 2009.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2009
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

Carruades de Lafite Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Price Unit size
Carruades de Lafite 2018 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2012 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2011 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2009 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2008 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2007 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2006 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2006 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £3,100.00 6x150cl
Carruades de Lafite 2005 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2004 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2003 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2002 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2001 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2000 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 1999 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 1998 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 1997 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild POA 12x75cl