2001 Lafite-Rothschild - Carruades de Lafite 750ml

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Drink Dates: 2005-2015
Author: Vinfolio Team


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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.

Drink Dates: 2007+
Author: James Suckling


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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: Issue 114

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating:
Author: noelivan
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 11/22/2014
Too early. Needs another decade.

Rating:
Author: metlaw
Trust Rating: 78
Tasted On: 12/01/1980

0 of 1 people found this review useful.


Rating: 90
Author: sm122097
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 08/24/2008

0 of 2 people found this review useful.


Average rating: 87, based on 6 reviews
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1385 bottles owned by 346 collectors.

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About This Producer


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

Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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