Bordeaux - Second wine
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85-89 / 100



Bordeaux - Second wine

Condition Good

Stock : 1 bottle
310,00 € tax incl. 258,33 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
88 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
88 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
The 1997 Carruades de Lafite (a blend of 32% Merlot, with the rest mainly Cabernet Sauvignon and a small portion of Cabernet Franc) maintains its reputation as one of Bordeaux's better second wines. The color is dark ruby with purple nuances. The wine is soft, fleshy, and round, with more up-front fat than Lafite, but not nearly the length or perfume. Supple, with low acidity, and an easy-going, silky finish, it will drink well between now and 2006.

Lafite's harvest occurred between September 8 (beginning with the Merlot) and October 2. For some Cabernet Sauvignon parcels, there were an exceptional 135 days (the norm being 105-110 days) between the flowering and harvest. This estate, which made a profoundly great 1996, utilized only 28% of its harvest for the 1997 grand vin. Moreover, the selection for the second wine, Carruades, was also severe.
87 / 100
Jean-Marc Quarin
Jean-Marc Quarin

(03-1999) Dark red. Good intensity. Net. Medium intensity. Fruity like strawberry jam. Medium intensity. Fruit associated with wood. Touch a little green. Full of charm, with a runny character, the fruit is permanent and the wine goes through the mouth with great ease, offering flavors of ink on the finish and above all no drying out. Medium persistence. It's good without being complex and it swallows itself.

Vintage 1997
Rating 85-89
Classification Bordeaux - Second wine
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
Château Lafite (Carruades de)
Country France
Château informations
Lafite (Carruades de)
Lafite (Carruades de)
This second wine of Lafite us reveals a great potential. With its beautiful spicy, tobacco, cedar and blackberries, this wine offers a full-bodied and generous, where the roundness of tannins mélent a lively and surprising freshness of the mouth in general. There remains a continuing fresh ripe plum of a good length. . Carruades de Lafite: Subtle and fruity ... The name of the second wine of Chateau Lafite Rothschild of the "plateau Carruades, where stood a group of plots, which was bought by the castle in the nineteenth century, and which adjoined the rump Castle. The "Carruades de Lafite" were once called "Moulin des Carruades", then take the name, Carruades de Lafite. .

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