Carruades de Lafite 2018

Current Market Price: £2,198.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Carruades de Lafite, 2018

Tasting Notes Carruades de Lafite 2018

95-96

This is an extremely fine-grained Carraudes with a complex character of chocolate, walnut, cedar and a hint of graphite. Medium-to full-bodied, tight and chewy but, at the same time, agile and light. Savory finish. Special.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
93

This has rich fruit notes with exotic spices, a silky texture and a seductive approachability that clearly translates the higher than usual amount of Merlot in the blend this year, as with Petit Mouton. It’s a wine that is bound to make a lot of people happy but also means that whereas Lafite is archetypal Lafite, this is perhaps a less classic Carruades. It still has the tannins of Pauillac, and as so often is the case this year the first time you taste feels easy then they steal up on you and start to layer but this is flexible and approachable, with a menthol finish. Carruades is continuing to benefit from the techniques brought to it under in-house R&D technician Manuela Brando which include honing vineyard mapping, detailing smaller plots and tracking vine vigour, all of which are particularly useful since Carruades' soils are less consistent than those of the main wine. 39% of production.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
92-94

The 2018 Carruades de Lafite is composed of 56.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 5.5% Cabernet Franc. The Merlot was harvested September 17-24, the Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested September 25 to October 5, and the Cabernet Franc was harvested September 24. Deep garnet-purple colored, it reveals a very serious nose of pencil shavings, black tea, violets and dark chocolate with earthy wafts of underbrush and mossy bark over a core of warm cassis, blackberry preserves and black raspberries. Medium to full-bodied, the densely packed, black-fruited palate is laced with loads of compelling mineral sparks with a firm, grainy frame and beautiful freshness to lift the long, earthy finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
89-91

The 2018 Carruades de Lafite is silky, polished and very pretty. Silky tannins and bright, red-toned fruit give the Carruades a feel of total sophistication and polish. This is a very pretty second wine from Lafite-Rothschild. Even so, the four day-old sample almost certainly does not show the 2018 at its best. The blend is 56.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 5.5% Cabernet Franc.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019

Carruades de Lafite Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Carruades de Lafite 2018 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,198.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,350.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2017 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £1,225.00 6x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,680.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2016 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £1,340.00 6x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2015 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,750.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,856.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2013 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,720.00 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 £2,740.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2010 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,750.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2009 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,138.00 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 £2,900.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2005 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,975.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2004 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,800.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2003 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £3,000.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 2002 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,852.00 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 £2,742.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 1998 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,700.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 1997 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £2,742.00 12x75cl
Carruades de Lafite 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild £3,000.00 12x75cl