Carruades de Lafite 2009

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate

Of course, the wine to buy in order to get a look at the Lafite Rothschild style and personality is their second wine, Carruades de Lafite, which has become very fashionable in Asia, causing the prices to soar. A very strong effort, the 2009 Carruades de Lafite may be the finest Carruades since the 2003. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and tiny amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it reveals lots of sweet cassis intermixed with subtle smoke and forest floor, undeniable lusciousness and full-bodied hedonism. The wood component is pushed to the background, and the wine is extremely viscous, round and delicious. Additional complexity should continue to emerge over the next decade and this 2009 should keep for 20-30 years.

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #199, Feb 2012)

Neal Martin

Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. This is a great performance for a Second wine that, let us be honest, 15 years ago was looked down upon and sold cheaply. Here, the 2009 has a very ripe bouquet with breezy dark black plum and boysenberry fruit mingling with orange rind, a touch of bacon fat and even a hint of mango sorbet. The palate is full-bodied with succulent, grippy tannins. There is great weight and volume to this wine, although the acidity keeps everything in check. Smooth and harmonious, turning chalkier in texture towards the finish, this is a complex 2009 Pauillac that should age well. Tasted January 2013.

–, Jul 2013

Michael Schuster

[51CS/42M/5CS/2PV] Gentle ripe fruit and mineral nose; nicely balanced, moderately dense wine with a modest, but fine textured tannin and fresh acidity; easy, juicy ripe blackberry and raspberry fruit, moderately long in the mouth, quite fluidly 'Merlot' in character, but not weak, and with a crisp, fresh, red fruit finish. A very attractive Carruades, without being a grand 2nd wine. 2012-20

Wine Lister

Quality 861 | Brand 890 | Economics 914 | buzz brand, investment staple
Quality: Above the average quality score of its peer group for the 2009 vintage, 788 Brand: One of the most talked-about wines by the fine wine trade, with mention frequency in the top 20% in Wine Lister's proprietary Founding Member survey Economics: Above its peer group average price of £116 for the 2009 vintage Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 151,058 bottles

- June 2017