Carruades de Lafite 2012

Current Market Price: £2,700.00 / 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 £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