2002 Carruades de Château Lafite, Pauillac

Deep and intense in hue with a bright purple rim, the nose is open and expressive with aromas of sweet berry and cassis fruit. There is a light perfumed note here with scents of violets and cherry blossom. The palate offers cassis, plum and damson notes that are balanced by soft integrated tannins and fresh acidity. There is a wonderful texture to the fruit and the finish has focus and mineral poise. This is a charming wine that should prove to be a delight for mid-term drinking.

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£217.80

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Mature 2006 - 2020
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2002 Carruades de Château Lafite, Pauillac
Château Lafite-Rothschild

Château Lafite is surely one of the most evocative and sought-after names in the fine wine world, coveted for its finesse and ability to age for half a century or more.

The estate is ideally situated on the northern edge of Pauillac an appellation in the Médoc notable for containing two of the four wines classified as First Growths in 1855. Wine has been made here for significantly longer, with records dating back to the 13th century, even Thomas Jefferson stocked his cellars with Château Lafite.

Today, still owned by the Rothschild family. Lafite owns one of the largest parcels of vines in the region – around 107 hectares. The majority is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), followed by Merlot (25%) and then much smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc (3%) and Petit Verdot (2%). Lafite also makes a much-loved second wine, Carruades de Lafite.

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