Carruades de Lafite 2017, Pauillac 750ml

Carruades de Lafite 2017, Pauillac 750ml

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Carruades de Lafite 2017
Château Lafite Rothschild's second wine has an excellent reputation, and quite rightly. Its name comes from the ‘plateau des carruades', the parcels bordering Château Lafite that were acquired in 1985. The wine is made up mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon (up to 70% depending on the vintage), with Merlot (30-50%) and a hint of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Matured for 18-20 months in the barrels used for the previous year's Château Lafite, the wine is incredibly concentrated. Its aromas are wonderfully complex. Very tannic in its youth, this cuvée has impressive body that gives it a long ageing potential. The quality of this wine overtakes a good number of the Médoc's crus classés.

Beautiful dark red colour. Seductive nose, offering a delightful aromatic palette that mingles notes of liquorice, berries and tobacco. On the palate, the attack is pleasant and, considering its youth, this is a remarkably soft, full-bodied wine. It remains well-balanced throughout the tasting, ending with a long, harmonious finish.

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