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2001 Lafite-Rothschild - Carruades de Lafite

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      Red Bordeaux Blend
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    SKU: 45716-2001-1500-3A
    • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

      ($32-$39) Dark red. Subdued, lightly herbal aromas of currant, blueberry, tobacco leaf, chocolate, menthol and shoe polish. Perfumed and penetrating, with a restrained sweetness and a slight herbal edge. Finishes youthfully dry, juicy and persistent. This very elegantly styled wine grew suppler with aeration, showing a flavor of bitter cherry and finish. Very Pauillac.
      Author: Stephen Tanzer
      Issue: May/June 2004
    • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

      Fresh and focused, with violet, berry and cherry character. Medium body, with silky tannins and a clean finish. The second wine of Lafite. 22,000 cases made.
      Author: James Suckling
    • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

      Gosh the label of even Lafite's second wine looks so classy! Deep crimson. Lightish and elegant but not that much follow through. Still quite youthful. This wine had lots of punch but not much of Lafite's trademark subtlety. I would hang on to it for quite a while if I had some. This was bought in January 2010 at œ120 a bottle, which seems absolutely crazy to me, even if it is now changing hands for œ300 a bottle, thanks to Chinese demand.
      Author: Jancis Robinson
    • Wine Advocate | Rating: 87

      The elegant second wine, 2001 Carruades de Lafite reveals notions of lead pencil shavings intertwined with cherry, currant, cranberry, and wet stone-like aromas. Drink this medium-bodied, up-front Pauillac over the next decade.
      Author: Robert Parker
    • Self | Rating:

      Author: metlaw
    • Self | Rating: 90

      Author: sm122097
    • Self | Rating:

      Too early. Needs another decade.
      Author: noelivan
    Chateau Lafite-Rothschild is one of the Bordeaux First Growths in Pauillac, and possesses a long history of exceptional quality. In the 17th century, the vineyards were owned by Alexandre de Segur, also proprietor of Chateau Latour. After the French revolution, the chateau was purchased by several Dutch merchants before the current owners, the Rothschild family, acquired it in 1868.

    Chateau Lafite-Rothschild is one of the largest Medoc estates, producing 15,000 to 25,000 cases per year. The grand vin is composed primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon (up to 95%) with the balance divided between Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. 1994 and 1961 are exceptions, however, and consist of 99% and 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, respectively. Part of the estate's production goes to its second wine called Carruades de Lafite (previously names Moulin des Carruades) which is produced from up to 70% Cabernet, with a larger proportion of Merlot. The best vintages of Lafite include 1918, 1846, 1945, 1947, 1959, 1961, 1982, 1990, 2000, 2003, and 2005. Lafite has a balanced elegance supported by the structure of its tannins. It is both full-bodied and silky. Aromas include currant, leather, graphite and tobacco. As Lafite ages, it reveals more minerals, as well as almond, violet, and cedar.

    See other similar producers:Chateau Mouton Rothschild,Chateau Petrus,Chateau Cos D'Estournel

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 838 bottles owned
    • 129 collectors
    • Average collector rating: 90
      (Out of 129 collectors)