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    Lafite Rothschild

    About Château Lafite Rothschild

    Château Lafite-Rothschild is one of the most collectable wines in the world. Purchased in 1868 it has remained continuously in the Rothschild family. Less powerful than Latour and more classical than Mouton, the hallmarks of this wine of wines is a taut, lithe, willowy muscularity, enveloped by transcendent just-ripe black fruit with the perfect sweetness of blackcurrant, black cherry and plum. The scent of Lafite often beguiles its fortunate drinkers and the mythical, irresistible perfume of wonderful cedar, so fresh and elegant, must be experienced to be believed.

    Part of Lafite’s centuries-long success lies in its situation on some of the most gravel-dominant terroir in the Médoc. Up to ten metres deep with the stuff in some places, there are a few pockets of aeolian black sand and bedrock of limestone to complete the soils. Naturally conducive to the production of the most unbelievable Cabernet Sauvignon, the Grand Vin of Château Lafite Rothschild is frequently composed of up to 90% of the varietal. Couple this with the outstandingly talented team, headed for 40 years by the imperious Charles Chevallier (until 2018), and we have an estate whose strength lies in its being “a spectrum of flavours rather than a strong expression of any particular one” in the words of Chevallier’s replacement, Eric Kohler.

    The 1996 vintage onwards heralded some of the best wines in their history; 2003 and 2009 are notably outstanding. Elegant, fresh, with great fruit purity and remarkable ageing potential. The second wine, Carruades de Lafite, has also been intensely collected over the past decade.

    List Grid

    1-30 of 135

    Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Carruades de Lafite 1957 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £492.24
    1957

    Carruades de Lafite 1957 (1x75cl)
    As per photos 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £492.24
    Carruades de Lafite 1958 (6x37.5cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,856.68
    1958

    Carruades de Lafite 1958 (6x37.5cl)
    As Per Photos/US Importer Strip Labels Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x37.5cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £2,856.68
    Carruades de Lafite 1985 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £413.66
    1985

    Carruades de Lafite 1985 (1x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 11 - Inc. VAT: £413.66
    Carruades de Lafite 1990 (10x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,971.91
    1990

    Carruades de Lafite 1990 (10x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (84)

    The 1990 offers soft, spicy, cedary, lead pencil-scented fruit that is followed by a medium-bodied, spicy wine with good character, depth, and light tannins in the short finish. It should drink nicely for 7-8 years.
    as per photos come from a private wet cellar with very good levels and some damaged labels Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 10x75cl 1 84 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,971.91
    Carruades de Lafite 1996 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,319.57
    1996

    Carruades de Lafite 1996 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (86-88)

    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).
    from a Swiss cellar Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 86-88 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,319.57
    Carruades de Lafite 1999 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,674.14
    1999

    Carruades de Lafite 1999 (12x75cl)

    Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (90)

    Good bright red-ruby. Dark aromas of cassis, blueberry, licorice, violet, mint and bitter chocolate, along with a faint note of candied berries. Tightly wound and quite juicy, with a strong mineral spine giving it a rather linear, lean impression. But classy and not at all hard, with lovely underlying fruit. Finishes firmly tannic and fresh. Not fat, but subtle and stylish.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 90 (ST) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,674.14
    Carruades de Lafite 2001 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,338.86
    2001

    Carruades de Lafite 2001 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Stephen Tanzer (89)

    Dark red. Subdued, lightly herbal aromas of currant, blueberry, tobacco leaf, chocolate, menthol and shoe polish. Perfumed and penetrating, with a restrained sweetness and a slight herbal edge. Finishes youthfully dry, juicy and persistent. This very elegantly styled wine grew suppler with aeration, showing a flavor of bitter cherry and finish. Very Pauillac.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 89 (VN (ST)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,338.86
    Carruades de Lafite 2002 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £406.43
    2002

    Carruades de Lafite 2002 (1x75cl)

    Vinous - Stephen Tanzer (85-88)

    Bright medium ruby. Cool aromas of blackberry, blueberry, violet, bitter chocolate and shoe polish, with a faint weedy nuance. Juicy, firm-edged and slightly medicinal; not pliant but showing good intensity. A somewhat hard, austere wine whose green-edged flavors currently clash with its firm tannins. But there's decent underlying density here.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 85-88 (VN (ST)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £406.43
    Carruades de Lafite 2003 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,820.08
    2003

    Carruades de Lafite 2003 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (91)

    There are 20,000 cases of the gorgeous 2003 Carruades de Lafite. Despite record heat in June, July and August, this wine only hit 12.8% alcohol, which seems modest compared to the higher alcohol levels of 2009 and 2010. A final blend of 50% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc has resulted in a second wine with a Lafite Rothschild-like character, plenty of creme de cassis, cedarwood and graphite notes as well as a supple, lush texture. It has reached full maturity where it should remain for another 5-10 years.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 3 91 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,820.08
    Carruades de Lafite 2007 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,490.83
    2007

    Carruades de Lafite 2007 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (90)

    The second wine, the 2007 Carraudes de Lafite, is nearly equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with tiny dollops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. A sleeper of the vintage, it offers sexy, ripe berry fruit intermixed with hints of cedarwood, forest floor, and underbrush. This plump, corpulent, fruity effort reveals a velvety texture as well as a lush finish. Enjoy it over the next 8-10 years.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 90 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,490.83
    Carruades de Lafite 2007 (1x600cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,695.19
    2007

    Carruades de Lafite 2007 (1x600cl)

    Wine Advocate (90)

    The second wine, the 2007 Carraudes de Lafite, is nearly equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with tiny dollops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. A sleeper of the vintage, it offers sexy, ripe berry fruit intermixed with hints of cedarwood, forest floor, and underbrush. This plump, corpulent, fruity effort reveals a velvety texture as well as a lush finish. Enjoy it over the next 8-10 years.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 90 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,695.19
    Carruades de Lafite 2008 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,448.64
    2008

    Carruades de Lafite 2008 (6x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (92)

    Firm tannins and great freshness, with a touch of bitter chocolate as well as spice and tight tannins. This second wine of Lafite is attractively fruity, easily lifting the weight of tannins.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 92 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,448.64
    Carruades de Lafite 2009 (6x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,148.32
    2009

    Carruades de Lafite 2009 (6x150cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    Currants and blackberries on the nose. Spicy and intense undertones. Full body, with juicy fruit and a soft, very silky texture and a long, long finish. Polished and very pretty. Best Carruades ever. Try in 2018.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,148.32
    Carruades de Lafite 2009 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,155.56
    2009

    Carruades de Lafite 2009 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    Currants and blackberries on the nose. Spicy and intense undertones. Full body, with juicy fruit and a soft, very silky texture and a long, long finish. Polished and very pretty. Best Carruades ever. Try in 2018.
    As per photos ,466706 - Ex - YNCH Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,155.56
    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £5,044.39
    2010

    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    This smells like a bouquet of flowers with blueberries and currants and spices. Full body, yet agile and refined. So fine and pretty. It's balanced and in harmony. Savory. A smoky, decadent and meat undertone.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £5,044.39
    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (1x600cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,481.32
    2010

    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (1x600cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    This smells like a bouquet of flowers with blueberries and currants and spices. Full body, yet agile and refined. So fine and pretty. It's balanced and in harmony. Savory. A smoky, decadent and meat undertone.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,481.32
    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,288.23
    2010

    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    This smells like a bouquet of flowers with blueberries and currants and spices. Full body, yet agile and refined. So fine and pretty. It's balanced and in harmony. Savory. A smoky, decadent and meat undertone.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,288.23
    Carruades de Lafite 2011 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £5,175.85
    2011

    Carruades de Lafite 2011 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (87-89)

    The 2011 Carruades de Lafite is composed of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Soft berry fruit, underbrush, fresh herb and bay leaf characteristics as well as soft tannins, a velvety texture, and a medium-bodied, slightly superficial, but satisfying style suggest this 2011 should be consumed over the next 10-15 years.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 87-89 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £5,175.85
    Carruades de Lafite 2011 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £493.54
    2011

    Carruades de Lafite 2011 (1x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (87-89)

    The 2011 Carruades de Lafite is composed of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Soft berry fruit, underbrush, fresh herb and bay leaf characteristics as well as soft tannins, a velvety texture, and a medium-bodied, slightly superficial, but satisfying style suggest this 2011 should be consumed over the next 10-15 years.
    Repack Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 87-89 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £493.54
    Carruades de Lafite 2014 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,780.27
    2014

    Carruades de Lafite 2014 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (90+)

    The tannins in the 2014 Carruades de Lafite are nearly buried by the richness of the fruit. Even so, the wine needs at least a few years in barrel, as it is pretty tightly wound at this stage. The combination of plush dark fruit and bright acidity is compelling. Hints of blood orange, flowers and spices hint at what the Grand Vin will offer in time. The blend is 58 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 42 % Merlot. Carruades de Lafite represents 25 % of the château's production.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 90+ (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,780.27
    Carruades de Lafite 2015 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,648.82
    2015

    Carruades de Lafite 2015 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (92-93)

    A silky and fine second wine of Lafite with blueberry, blackberry and flower aromas and flavors. Cedar and nuts too.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,648.82
    Carruades de Lafite 2016 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,161.67
    2016

    Carruades de Lafite 2016 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (94-95)

    The most tannic and textured Carruades ever. Full-bodied, big and powerful. Very, very long. New style?
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,161.67
    Carruades de Lafite 2017 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,248.43
    2017

    Carruades de Lafite 2017 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (92-93)

    A bright Carruades with cedar and tobacco character. Medium to full body and medium chewy tannins. Very pretty center palate.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,248.43
    Carruades de Lafite 2018 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,074.07
    2018

    Carruades de Lafite 2018 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (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.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,074.07
    Carruades de Lafite 2019 (3x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,210.45
    2019

    Carruades de Lafite 2019 (3x75cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    This is a beautiful Carraudes with currant, sweet-tobacco and wet-earth aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied with a dense center-palate and tight, polished tannins. Fresh, with tension. Reminds me of the 1995 Lafite. This is so Lafite in character. It shows so much cabernet sauvignon character. It’s 68% cabernet sauvignon, 27% merlot and the rest cabernet franc. Try after 2026.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,210.45
    Carruades de Lafite 2019 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,993.07
    2019

    Carruades de Lafite 2019 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    This is a beautiful Carraudes with currant, sweet-tobacco and wet-earth aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied with a dense center-palate and tight, polished tannins. Fresh, with tension. Reminds me of the 1995 Lafite. This is so Lafite in character. It shows so much cabernet sauvignon character. It’s 68% cabernet sauvignon, 27% merlot and the rest cabernet franc. Try after 2026.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,993.07
    Carruades de Lafite 2020 (3x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £818.64
    2020

    Carruades de Lafite 2020 (3x75cl)

    James Suckling (96-97)

    This is very classically structured with a palate that starts off slowly. Full-bodied and chewy with a soft, creamy texture and a long finish. Savory. A touch austere. 52% cabernet sauvignon, 42% merlot and 3% cabernet franc, the rest petit verdot.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +1 year

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £818.64
    Carruades de Lafite 2020 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,945.07
    2020

    Carruades de Lafite 2020 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (96-97)

    This is very classically structured with a palate that starts off slowly. Full-bodied and chewy with a soft, creamy texture and a long finish. Savory. A touch austere. 52% cabernet sauvignon, 42% merlot and 3% cabernet franc, the rest petit verdot.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    9-11 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,945.07
    Carruades de Lafite 2021 (3x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £908.04
    2021

    Carruades de Lafite 2021 (3x75cl)

    James Suckling (94-95)

    Soft and attractive character to this wine, showing a polished-tannin frame and a juicy center-palate. Medium body with medium, velvety tannins. Juicy. 55% cabernet sauvignon, 36% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    +2 years

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £908.04
    Carruades de Lafite 2021 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,639.07
    2021

    Carruades de Lafite 2021 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (94-95)

    Soft and attractive character to this wine, showing a polished-tannin frame and a juicy center-palate. Medium body with medium, velvety tannins. Juicy. 55% cabernet sauvignon, 36% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +2 years

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,639.07
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Carruades de Lafite 1957 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £489.56
    1957

    Carruades de Lafite 1957 (1x75cl)
    As per photos 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £489.56
    Carruades de Lafite 1958 (6x37.5cl)
    In Bond: £2,373.87
    1958

    Carruades de Lafite 1958 (6x37.5cl)
    As Per Photos/US Importer Strip Labels Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x37.5cl 1 - In Bond: £2,373.87
    Carruades de Lafite 1985 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £413.66
    1985

    Carruades de Lafite 1985 (1x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 11 - Inc. VAT: £413.66
    Carruades de Lafite 1990 (10x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,454.27
    1990

    Carruades de Lafite 1990 (10x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (84)

    The 1990 offers soft, spicy, cedary, lead pencil-scented fruit that is followed by a medium-bodied, spicy wine with good character, depth, and light tannins in the short finish. It should drink nicely for 7-8 years.
    as per photos come from a private wet cellar with very good levels and some damaged labels Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 10x75cl 1 84 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,454.27
    Carruades de Lafite 1996 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,572.86
    1996

    Carruades de Lafite 1996 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (86-88)

    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).
    from a Swiss cellar Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 86-88 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,572.86
    Carruades de Lafite 1999 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,868.34
    1999

    Carruades de Lafite 1999 (12x75cl)

    Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (90)

    Good bright red-ruby. Dark aromas of cassis, blueberry, licorice, violet, mint and bitter chocolate, along with a faint note of candied berries. Tightly wound and quite juicy, with a strong mineral spine giving it a rather linear, lean impression. But classy and not at all hard, with lovely underlying fruit. Finishes firmly tannic and fresh. Not fat, but subtle and stylish.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 90 (ST) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,868.34
    Carruades de Lafite 2001 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,588.94
    2001

    Carruades de Lafite 2001 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Stephen Tanzer (89)

    Dark red. Subdued, lightly herbal aromas of currant, blueberry, tobacco leaf, chocolate, menthol and shoe polish. Perfumed and penetrating, with a restrained sweetness and a slight herbal edge. Finishes youthfully dry, juicy and persistent. This very elegantly styled wine grew suppler with aeration, showing a flavor of bitter cherry and finish. Very Pauillac.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 89 (VN (ST)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,588.94
    Carruades de Lafite 2002 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £406.43
    2002

    Carruades de Lafite 2002 (1x75cl)

    Vinous - Stephen Tanzer (85-88)

    Bright medium ruby. Cool aromas of blackberry, blueberry, violet, bitter chocolate and shoe polish, with a faint weedy nuance. Juicy, firm-edged and slightly medicinal; not pliant but showing good intensity. A somewhat hard, austere wine whose green-edged flavors currently clash with its firm tannins. But there's decent underlying density here.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 85-88 (VN (ST)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £406.43
    Carruades de Lafite 2003 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,989.95
    2003

    Carruades de Lafite 2003 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (91)

    There are 20,000 cases of the gorgeous 2003 Carruades de Lafite. Despite record heat in June, July and August, this wine only hit 12.8% alcohol, which seems modest compared to the higher alcohol levels of 2009 and 2010. A final blend of 50% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc has resulted in a second wine with a Lafite Rothschild-like character, plenty of creme de cassis, cedarwood and graphite notes as well as a supple, lush texture. It has reached full maturity where it should remain for another 5-10 years.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 3 91 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,989.95
    Carruades de Lafite 2007 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,715.58
    2007

    Carruades de Lafite 2007 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (90)

    The second wine, the 2007 Carraudes de Lafite, is nearly equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with tiny dollops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. A sleeper of the vintage, it offers sexy, ripe berry fruit intermixed with hints of cedarwood, forest floor, and underbrush. This plump, corpulent, fruity effort reveals a velvety texture as well as a lush finish. Enjoy it over the next 8-10 years.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 90 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,715.58
    Carruades de Lafite 2007 (1x600cl)
    In Bond: £2,228.14
    2007

    Carruades de Lafite 2007 (1x600cl)

    Wine Advocate (90)

    The second wine, the 2007 Carraudes de Lafite, is nearly equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with tiny dollops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. A sleeper of the vintage, it offers sexy, ripe berry fruit intermixed with hints of cedarwood, forest floor, and underbrush. This plump, corpulent, fruity effort reveals a velvety texture as well as a lush finish. Enjoy it over the next 8-10 years.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 90 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,228.14
    Carruades de Lafite 2008 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,027.14
    2008

    Carruades de Lafite 2008 (6x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (92)

    Firm tannins and great freshness, with a touch of bitter chocolate as well as spice and tight tannins. This second wine of Lafite is attractively fruity, easily lifting the weight of tannins.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 92 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,027.14
    Carruades de Lafite 2009 (6x150cl)
    In Bond: £3,430.15
    2009

    Carruades de Lafite 2009 (6x150cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    Currants and blackberries on the nose. Spicy and intense undertones. Full body, with juicy fruit and a soft, very silky texture and a long, long finish. Polished and very pretty. Best Carruades ever. Try in 2018.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,430.15
    Carruades de Lafite 2009 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,782.91
    2009

    Carruades de Lafite 2009 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    Currants and blackberries on the nose. Spicy and intense undertones. Full body, with juicy fruit and a soft, very silky texture and a long, long finish. Polished and very pretty. Best Carruades ever. Try in 2018.
    As per photos ,466706 - Ex - YNCH Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,782.91
    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £4,176.88
    2010

    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    This smells like a bouquet of flowers with blueberries and currants and spices. Full body, yet agile and refined. So fine and pretty. It's balanced and in harmony. Savory. A smoky, decadent and meat undertone.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £4,176.88
    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (1x600cl)
    In Bond: £3,716.58
    2010

    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (1x600cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    This smells like a bouquet of flowers with blueberries and currants and spices. Full body, yet agile and refined. So fine and pretty. It's balanced and in harmony. Savory. A smoky, decadent and meat undertone.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,716.58
    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,893.47
    2010

    Carruades de Lafite 2010 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    This smells like a bouquet of flowers with blueberries and currants and spices. Full body, yet agile and refined. So fine and pretty. It's balanced and in harmony. Savory. A smoky, decadent and meat undertone.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,893.47
    Carruades de Lafite 2011 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £4,286.43
    2011

    Carruades de Lafite 2011 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (87-89)

    The 2011 Carruades de Lafite is composed of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Soft berry fruit, underbrush, fresh herb and bay leaf characteristics as well as soft tannins, a velvety texture, and a medium-bodied, slightly superficial, but satisfying style suggest this 2011 should be consumed over the next 10-15 years.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 87-89 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £4,286.43
    Carruades de Lafite 2011 (1x75cl)
    In Bond: £409.05
    2011

    Carruades de Lafite 2011 (1x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (87-89)

    The 2011 Carruades de Lafite is composed of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Soft berry fruit, underbrush, fresh herb and bay leaf characteristics as well as soft tannins, a velvety texture, and a medium-bodied, slightly superficial, but satisfying style suggest this 2011 should be consumed over the next 10-15 years.
    Repack Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 87-89 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £409.05
    Carruades de Lafite 2014 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,956.78
    2014

    Carruades de Lafite 2014 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (90+)

    The tannins in the 2014 Carruades de Lafite are nearly buried by the richness of the fruit. Even so, the wine needs at least a few years in barrel, as it is pretty tightly wound at this stage. The combination of plush dark fruit and bright acidity is compelling. Hints of blood orange, flowers and spices hint at what the Grand Vin will offer in time. The blend is 58 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 42 % Merlot. Carruades de Lafite represents 25 % of the château's production.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 90+ (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,956.78
    Carruades de Lafite 2015 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,847.24
    2015

    Carruades de Lafite 2015 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (92-93)

    A silky and fine second wine of Lafite with blueberry, blackberry and flower aromas and flavors. Cedar and nuts too.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,847.24
    Carruades de Lafite 2016 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,788.00
    2016

    Carruades de Lafite 2016 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (94-95)

    The most tannic and textured Carruades ever. Full-bodied, big and powerful. Very, very long. New style?
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,788.00
    Carruades de Lafite 2017 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,860.30
    2017

    Carruades de Lafite 2017 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (92-93)

    A bright Carruades with cedar and tobacco character. Medium to full body and medium chewy tannins. Very pretty center palate.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,860.30
    Carruades de Lafite 2018 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,715.00
    2018

    Carruades de Lafite 2018 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (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.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,715.00
    Carruades de Lafite 2019 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,002.01
    2019

    Carruades de Lafite 2019 (3x75cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    This is a beautiful Carraudes with currant, sweet-tobacco and wet-earth aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied with a dense center-palate and tight, polished tannins. Fresh, with tension. Reminds me of the 1995 Lafite. This is so Lafite in character. It shows so much cabernet sauvignon character. It’s 68% cabernet sauvignon, 27% merlot and the rest cabernet franc. Try after 2026.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,002.01
    Carruades de Lafite 2019 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,647.50
    2019

    Carruades de Lafite 2019 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    This is a beautiful Carraudes with currant, sweet-tobacco and wet-earth aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied with a dense center-palate and tight, polished tannins. Fresh, with tension. Reminds me of the 1995 Lafite. This is so Lafite in character. It shows so much cabernet sauvignon character. It’s 68% cabernet sauvignon, 27% merlot and the rest cabernet franc. Try after 2026.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,647.50
    Carruades de Lafite 2020 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: £675.50
    2020

    Carruades de Lafite 2020 (3x75cl)

    James Suckling (96-97)

    This is very classically structured with a palate that starts off slowly. Full-bodied and chewy with a soft, creamy texture and a long finish. Savory. A touch austere. 52% cabernet sauvignon, 42% merlot and 3% cabernet franc, the rest petit verdot.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +1 year

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £675.50
    Carruades de Lafite 2020 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,607.50
    2020

    Carruades de Lafite 2020 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (96-97)

    This is very classically structured with a palate that starts off slowly. Full-bodied and chewy with a soft, creamy texture and a long finish. Savory. A touch austere. 52% cabernet sauvignon, 42% merlot and 3% cabernet franc, the rest petit verdot.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    9-11 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,607.50
    Carruades de Lafite 2021 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: £750.00
    2021

    Carruades de Lafite 2021 (3x75cl)

    James Suckling (94-95)

    Soft and attractive character to this wine, showing a polished-tannin frame and a juicy center-palate. Medium body with medium, velvety tannins. Juicy. 55% cabernet sauvignon, 36% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    +2 years

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £750.00
    Carruades de Lafite 2021 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,352.50
    2021

    Carruades de Lafite 2021 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (94-95)

    Soft and attractive character to this wine, showing a polished-tannin frame and a juicy center-palate. Medium body with medium, velvety tannins. Juicy. 55% cabernet sauvignon, 36% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +2 years

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,352.50

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