CARRUADES DE LAFITE 2nd Wine of Chateau 2019 Wooden Case x 6 Bottles - PRE-RELEASE
Red Still Wine | France | Bordeaux | Pauillac | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
DECANTER 93 points
Tasted by Jane Anson at Bordeaux, 25 May 2020
Part of Best Bordeaux 2019 wines: Second labels
"As with the Duhart, this is very Pauillac, with pencil lead and cedar notes, and the highest amount of Cabernet Sauvignon in Carruades to date. Subdued on the nose, but it opens up with a lovely floral character. It starts off with frank, autumnal fruit on the attack, majoring on brambly plum, with tannins that build up through the palate and do their job of tugging things back, putting on the brakes. A little more straight laced than the 2018, but one that you would be more than happy to own and to share. Has the drinkability that Lafite prides itself on. Drinking Window 2025 - 2040."
THE WINE ADVOCATE (92-94)
The 2019 Carruades de Lafite is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, harvested from the 19th of September to the 7th of October. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it comes skipping out of the glass with bright, fresh notions of wild blueberries, ripe plums and redcurrant jelly plus hints of cinnamon stick, cumin seed, oolong tea and violets with a waft of black olives. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers loads of rich, ripe, spicy flavors with a soft texture of nicely rounded tannins and with the freshness in the background, finishing on a lingering allspice note. In a word: Yum!
Terms and Conditions:
Offer - Subject to availability.
Delivery - Autumn 2022.
Storage - FOC until April 30th 2023.
Prices - Include Freight, Duty and GST. No further discounts apply.
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