Château Lafite Rothschild’s second wine, Carruades de Lafite presents similar characteristics to the Grand Vin, but with its own personality linked to a higher proportion of Merlot and to specific plots that are used to produce Carruades. The name comes from the Carruades plateau, a group of plots acquired in 1845 just next to the vines on the Château hilltop.
Beautiful deep color. Lovely fruity nose. Powerful palate, well-rounded, with a very good tannic finish (before fining) and well-integrated woody notes.
After a cold, wet winter, there was a fine spring and summer that led to the grapes changing color early and reaching an excellent degree of ripeness. However, the rain in mid-September disturbed the harvests. 48% Cabernet Sauvignon 48% Merlot 2,5% Cabernet Franc 1.5% Petit Verdot