2022 Carruades de Lafite Pauillac - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Lafite Rothschild
  • Region Pauillac
  • Drinking 2027 - 2043
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2022 - Carruades de Lafite Pauillac - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Lafite Rothschild
  • Region Pauillac
  • Drinking 2027 - 2043
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £1,128.00 In Bond
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  • Wine Advocate, April 2023, Score: 91-93

    Aromas of sweet cherries and berries mingled with hints of cedar box, loamy soil, warm spices, violets and orange zest introduce the 2022 Carruades de Lafite, a medium to full-bodied, bright and velvety blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2023, Score: 92-94

    The 2022 Carruades de Lafite is a real showstopper. I don’t remember tasting a Carruades quite like the 2022, a wine that combines the richness of the year with tons of supporting structure. Super-ripe red-fleshed fruit, blood orange, mint, cinnamon and rose petal all race across the palate, supported by bright citrus-driven acids that keep the flavors vibrant. I can’t wait to see how this turns out. Drink 2028-2042.

  • Goedhuis, May 2023, Score: 96-98

    Described by the estate as their “precocious child”, this is a tempting combination of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Full of brightness and energy, with a lifting fresh currant and elderberry bouquet. An excellent balance between boldness and breadth, the fruit is rich, and the tannins have a powder like sensation. Very long with no shortage of appellational power and drive. So much more than a second wine, this has classified growth qualities in abundance.

  • James Suckling, April 2023, Score: 96-97

    Extremely perfumed with sweet tobacco and blackcurrants as well as cedar and dark chocolate. Aromatic. Medium-bodied with an intense center palate of blackcurrant, orange peel and peaches. Nervy. 53% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot.

  • Jane Anson, April 2023, Score: 93

    The vintage is marked by intense spice, with cassis, chocolate, mandarin, greengage, dense tannic architecture, with welome mint leaf and raspberry pip freshness on the finish. Need to sit with this, allow the floral aromatics to uncurl, bitter edge on the finish. A serious, almost sombre Carruades at this point, will reward ageing. 16% press wine, 38% Carruades of overall production. 3.75ph,

  • Jeb Dunnuck, April 2023, Score: 93-95

    The second wine of Lafite checks in as 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. This smoking good second wine has more than a little Lafite character and offers ample red and black fruits, notes of tobacco, graphite, and leafy herbs, medium to full-bodied richness, silky, polished tannins, and a great finish. As with the Grand Vin, it's concentrated, powerful, and flawlessly balanced.

  • LPB, April 2023, Score: 91-93

    The 2022 Carruades de Lafite is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it needs a swirl or two to reveal evocative notes of blackcurrant jelly, black raspberries, and Morello cherries, plus suggestions of iris bulb, tilled soil, and crushed cloves. The medium-bodied palate is typically elegant, minerally, and refreshing, with firm, fine-grained tannins to provide support, and a long, lifted finish.

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2023, Score: 18+

    This wine is a glorious game of two halves. The nose is open, bright and kindly, and the palate is firm, closed, mineral-soaked and refined. The flavour is long and cool against a background of stunning fruit integrity and gorgeous complexity, and the Merlot shines through the stern Cabernet, illuminating the mid-palate of this wine beautifully. Silky-smooth and then lifted with super-clean acidity, this is a highly sophisticated Carruades, and it will need a decade for the tannins to assimilate, leaving a thrilling red-fruit-focussed wine in their wake.

Producer

Château Lafite Rothschild

One peek into Château Lafite's cellar is like entering into the 18th century. Its cobweb-covered chandeliers 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. Situated in the north of Pauillac, Château Lafite-Ro...Read more

One peek into Château Lafite's cellar is like entering into the 18th century. Its cobweb-covered chandeliers 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. Situated in the north of Pauillac, Château Lafite-Rothschild sits on gravel soils with bits of limestone scattered in the mix. It is one of the largest estates in the Medoc and one of the most prominent, the wines exude elegance and finesse. The vineyard is laid out to mostly Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) with the rest comprising Merlot (25%) Cabernet Franc (3%) and Petit Verdot (2%). The second wine, Carruades de Lafite, has a slightly more Merlot than the Grand Vin and is thus more approachable in its youth.Read less

Region

Pauillac

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.