1999 Carruades de Lafite Pauillac

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Lafite Rothschild
Region
Pauillac, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2005-2012
Case Size
12x75cl
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1999 Carruades de Lafite Pauillac
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Lafite Rothschild
Region
Pauillac, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2005-2012
Case Size
12x75cl
Available Now

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Case price

£3,332.14 (Inc. VAT)

Qty
(2 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, October 2002, Score: 89

Ch Lafite made one of the greatest wines of the vintage in 99 and Carruades has many of the same qualities of the Grand Vin. An outstanding second wine. 89/100

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Producer

Château Lafite Rothschild

One peek into Château Lafite's cellar is like entering into the 18th century. Its cobweb-coveredchandeliers subtly light shadowy corridors that play host to hundreds of ancient vintages. Nothing could be more representative of its wine making philosophy - classic, stylish and yet powerful - characteristics that have made it one of the most collectible wines in the world.

Region

Pauillac, Red Bordeaux

Due south of St Estèphe lies the appellation of Pauillac, the king of Left Bank communes. It is home to three first growths as well as a plethora of other classified growths. Pauillac's renowned well-draining, gravelly soils enable its dominant grape Cabernet Sauvignon to reach fantastic heights of complexity and concentration. As a result, Pauilac's wines tend to be full-bodied with compact tannins and good freshness. Its aromatics are often what one associates with classic Bordeaux: pencil shavings, black currant and occasional mint. Some of the most famous châteaux of the commune are Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages.

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