Carruades de Lafite 2012

Current Market Price: £2,750.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Carruades de Lafite, 2012

Tasting Notes Carruades de Lafite 2012

89

Delicate and fruity with fine tannins and a fresh acidity. Medium body, simple finish.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, April 21st 2013
87-89

I have noticed in my tastings that the second wine of Lafite-Rothschild, Carruades de Lafite, has improved over recent years. The 1996, a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot, may turn out to be the finest Carruades I have ever tasted. It possesses as much power, ripeness, and fleshy fruit (because of the high percentage of Merlot) as I have ever detected in this offering. While it does not quite have the characteristics of Lafite, being fleshier and more accessible, it is a beautifully made wine with a subtle dosage of toasty new oak, an appealing texture, and excellent length. Given its power, this second wine will need 2-4 years of cellaring, and keep for 15+ years (I would not be surprised to see it last for two decades).

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #115
85-87

Tasted en primeur at the chateau. The Carruades de Rothschild 2012 is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. It has a very light for nose for Carruades with brambly red fruit and gravel scents. It is a light Carraudes, perhaps missing a little weight in the mid-palate, with a satisfactory, classic finish that tails away a little too quickly. Tasted April 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2013

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 £2,281.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,650.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £1,350.00 6x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,668.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £1,375.00 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 £2,640.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,650.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2009 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,680.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2008 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,800.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2007 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,820.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2006 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,800.00 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 £2,714.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2000 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,995.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 1999 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,714.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 1998 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,496.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 1997 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,616.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,918.00 12x75cl