Château Lafite Rothschild Carruades de Lafite 2015

16-18°CRegion: BordeauxFrance

Suggested Food Pairings:

Red MeatsSpicy FoodsAged CheesesCured MeatsPizzasRed Pastas
460 JD

Château Lafite Rothschild is one of only five classified first growths and thus the designation as premier Cru. The 1855 classification officially gave Lafite the rating as “Leader among fine wines.” The first known reference to Lafite dates to 1234. The estate achieved wide popularity in the 1750s when it became the favorite wine of King Louis XV. Thomas Jefferson was also a steadfast customer and even visited the estate.

In 1985 Baron Eric began a tradition of inviting fine-arts photographers to photograph Château Lafite. Today, his daughter Saskia de Rothschild represents the 6th generation of the family at the head of the winemaking properties. Carruades is the second label wine produced by Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. After fermentation and maceration, the wines from different plots are tasted, selected and put together according to their different qualities. This step is very important because this is where we make the difference between the "Lafite" and the second wine "Carruades de Lafite". The wines are aged in 100% new barrels for the ageing of Lafite. The year after, these same barrels will be used for the Carruades.

Tasting Notes

A blend or 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and 7% Cabernet Franc. Beautiful deep color that sparkles in the glass. The nose is of course still very young, with primary notes of early ageing. Superb notes of spices and fresh raspberries. On the palate, the attack is supple and rounded. The wine then presents young, lively tannins, whose excellent quality will be revealed with time. The finish is complex and harmonious with beautiful burnt notes. This Carruades needs five to seven years to open up so should be drinking well starting 2020/2022 and has all the characteristics of a wine that will continue to improve for many more.


James Suckling 94 Points, Wine Enthusiast 94 Points, Decanter 91 Points, Robert Parker 91 Points, Wine Spectator 91 Points

Country: Pauillac, Bordeaux - France


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