Carruades de Lafite presents similar characteristics to the Grand Vin, but with its own personality linked to a higher proportion of Merlot and to specific plots that are used to produce Carruades. This aged vintage does not require long decanting, and you can open the bottle between 1 and 2 hours before tasting.
Colour: Dark red colour
Aroma: An expressive, woody bouquet.
Palate: The attack is powerful, the palate is then fruity and well-balanced, with a good long finish.
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 61%, Merlot 33%, Cabernet Franc 4.5% and Petit Verdot 1.5%
History of Château Lafite
The most prestigious among the First Classified Growths of 1855, Château Lafite Rothschild is the lord over his lands of gravel. Because great wines are born only in the great terroirs, Château Lafite Rothschild enjoys an exceptional location with a vineyard divided into three large areas, the hillsides surrounding the Château, the Carruades plateau in the west and a parcel in the neighbouring town of Saint-Estèphe. Château Lafite Rothschild has a total of 112 hectares of vines planted in a topsoil of sand with fine, deep gravel soils that rests on a limestone bedrock, which provides excellent drainage.
From Cardinal Richelieu to the American President Thomas Jefferson at the time, the great global personalities fell under the spell of this impressive wine with a unique soul and unparalleled refinement. With elegant tannins and a silky, velvety structure, there has been no equal over the decades to the wines of Château Lafite Rothschild!