Carruades de Lafite 2012

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Tasting Notes and Scores


Tasting this was quite hard after a flight of Ducru going back to 1995... But as comebacks go, it’s a pretty good one. As with the grand vin, initial nose is quite open and complex. Very polished, classy style with focused black cherry fruit and some lift. Very characterful.

Wine Advocate

A very good second wine from Lafite Rothschild, the 2012 Carruades de Lafite (53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) shows dark ruby/plum/purple color, cedar wood, blackcurrants, medium-bodied, ripe tannin and a nice textured mouthfeel. It is very attractive, soft and ideal for drinking over the next 15 or more years.

Michael Schuster

[53CS/42M/3CF/2PV] (50% harvest, 40h/ha, 12.6%) Fresh and mineral nose; very well balanced, fresh, juicy, vital, and with a very gentle tannin; a nice density and flesh to the ripe fruit this year; juicy, appetising, and yet with clear complexity and a very nice fruit length too. One of the most complete Carruades for a long time. Delicious! Excellent length of both fruit and aroma. Drink 2018-28.
-M.Schuster, Bordeaux Mar/Apr 2013

Wine Spectator

Offers a smoky, fleshy feel, with dark plum, charcoal and coffee notes. Features nice grip on the finish, revealing a lingering plum skin feel. Tasted non-blind. —J.M.

James Suckling

Delicate and fruity with fine tannins and a fresh acidity. Medium body, simple finish.

Jancis Robinson

[17-] Drink 2018-2030
53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. Rather a blueish tint. It is extraordinary how refined the Lafite wines are, even in this difficult year. One whiff of this and it's Lafite stable stuff. Albeit it very light and pale with quite strong acidity. Firm and fine. Bone-dry finish. No concessions. I think this will probably always be a tad demanding to drink but it's certainly trying hard to make as good a fist of it as possible.

Wine Lister

Quality 583 | Brand 890 | Economics 979 | buzz brand
Quality: Below the average quality score of its peer group for the 2012 vintage, 703 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 £60 for the 2012 vintage Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 151,058 bottles

- June 2017