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2005 Lafite Rothschild Carruades de Lafite

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PAUILLAC
  • 89 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 45716-2005

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$295.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($145-$335) Good deep red. Pungent aromas of currant, cherry skin, leather, graphite, olive and flowers. Suave, minerally and penetrating, with lovely energy and floral lift. Not at all a fleshy style but classic, vibrant and firmly built, finishing with excellent lift.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    A classic example of a second wine, the 2005 Carruades de Lafite reveals a dark ruby hue with some pink showing at the rim. The moderately intense nose of graphite, forest floor, and sweet black currant fruit is followed by a medium-bodied, elegant wine with light to moderate tannin. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Has coffee and chocolate aromas, with hints of ripe fruit. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a fruity, plummy, milk chocolaty aftertaste. The second wine of Lafite Rothschild.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Looks quite developed. Rather light, greenish note on the nose and then very sweet fruit on the palate. A hint of chocolate. Vibrant.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: gd10102
  • Self | Rating: 90

    40' in decanter. nice smell. light bodied. short finish. nice ballance
    Author: Wang Chong
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.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 2177 bottles owned
  • 95 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 95 collectors)