Lafite Set :
- Bodegas Caro 2018 x 1 (Argentina)
- Amancaya 2019 x 1 (Argentina)
- Peyre Lebade 2010 x 1 (France)
- Blason D'Aussieries 2019 x 1 (France)
- Lafite A d'Aussieres Rouge 2019 x 1 (France)
- Los Vascos Cromas Gran Reserva 2018 x 1 (Chile)
In 1999, Château Lafite-Rothschild and the Catena family in Argentina united through a common dream: bringing together two different cultures, two typical grape varieties of each country as well as two inimitable know-hows through one wine. From its first vintage, Bodegas CARO has shared much more than the name of two iconic estates: their styles blend together wonderfully to offer dazzlingly successful wines.
Bodegas Caro 2018 has a dark, intense colour, with hints of violet. The nose reveals a complex mix of aromas including raspberry, black pepper, violets, cloves and subtle notes of dark chocolate. On the palate the wine is well-balanced with a refreshing acidity and ripe tannins that contribute to the harmony and smoothness of the palate. This wine will reveal its complexity with further bottle ageing. This is one of the first vintages of Caro to be predominantly Malbec based.
Amancaya, like its older brother (Caro) presents a harmonious balance between the Argentine and Bordeaux styles. The wine is more fruity due to the higher percentage of Malbec and shorter ageing. The word AMANCAYA is the native Indian name of a flower found at high altitudes in the Andes in the Mendoza area.
Deep ruby color. The nose is intense with notes of white flowers, red cherries and figs. The palate is juicy and complex with hints of cloves and other spices. This well balanced wine is an elegant expression of the blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Château Peyre-Lebade comes from Chateau Lafite Barons de Rothschild, owned by family member Baron Benjamin de Rothschild, and is the third branch of the Rothschild group. Located in the heart of the Listrac-Médoc appellation, the winery takes its name from the limestone-rich geological conditions in the area - the French name of the winery, Peyre-Lebade, means "raised stone". At that time, this place used to be a quarry, supplying the neighboring villages with building materials.
Beautiful crimson colour, tinged with dark purple.Nose: Very fresh notes of red fruit (plums, blackcurrants and cherries), with a floral nuance of violets, and a delicately woody hint of caramel, vanilla and liquorice.The attack is fresh, the palate is then quite soft, with a rather light tannic structure and very good, well-defined, persistent fruit on the finish.
Blason d’Aussières is the second wine of Domaine d’Aussières - an estate located in Corbieres, which was acquired by DBR (Lafite) in 1999. The blend is almost identical to its counterpart, although Blason tends to be slightly lighter in frame, and not quite as rich as the top cuvee. This vintage characterised by rich black fruit and dried herbs with a prominent spicy streak.
Blason d’Aussieres offers warm black fruit, roasted spice, garrigue herbs and subtle black pepper. The palate displays the spiciness of Syrah with concentrated fruit and a liquorice finish. The tannins are silky and elegant. This wine serves up the classic spicy fruit with a lovely sense of freshness throughout.
Aussières Rouge combines the elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon with the power and character of Syrah, two star grape varieties of the Bordeaux and Mediterranean regions.
Beautiful garnet colour with glints of deep purple.
The nose is initially quite discreet, offering fresh almonds and hint of smoke, it then develops aromas of blackberries and star anise with aeration.
Rounded, delicate palate with silky tannins on the finish.
Los Vascos is a Chilean winery that has been owned and operated by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) since 1988. The estate is located in the Colchagua Valley with a 640-hectare (1581-acre) vineyard, one of the largest in central Colchagua. At an average of 425ft (130m) above sea level and 25 miles (40km) from the Pacific Ocean, the vineyard experiences ideal weather conditions with semi-arid volcanic soils, strong sun exposure, and little risk of frost. Varieties planted include Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Syrah, Malbec, and Chardonnay, with vines ranging from 15-70 years old.