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Carruades de Lafite 'Château Lafite Rothschild' 2000 vsdl

Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub Region Pauillac
Bottling Estate Bottled
Type of Wine Red wine
Year 2000
Bottle size 0.75 L
Packaging No
Rating Scale 91-95
Rating 93
Rating Agency Robert Parker
Label vsdl
Capsule No
Level neck
Excl. Vat: €225.00 Incl. Vat: €272.25
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Availability: In stock
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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.

Very open on the nose. On the palate the expression is confirmed – elegant with integrated tannins. The finish is pleasant with very good length.

The weather was excellent in many respects: early blossoming, a combination of above average temperatures and normal rainfall, followed by a harvest in the sun. The result is an exceptional vintage, with deep, dark colour. 

A brilliant second wine, the 2000 Carruades de Lafite (51.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42.3% Merlot, 4.9% Cabernet Franc, and 1.4% Petit Verdot), aged in 10-15% new French oak, shows wonderfully sweet lead pencil shavings intermixed with an elegant black cherry and cassis nose. A wine of tremendous purity, medium body, and the tell-tale Lafite elegance, this is a gorgeous wine to drink now and over the next 12-15 years.

Wonderfully ripe and decadent, with tobacco, meat and ripe berry aromas, with hints of currants. Full-bodied, and very velvety, with unctuous fruit flavors. Long and exotic aftertaste. Terrific wine. Best after 2010.