Carruades de Lafite 1998


75cl / 13.5%

Carruades de Lafite is the second wine from Château Lafite Rothschild. The name comes from the Carruades plateau, a group of plots acquired in 1845 just next to the vines on the Château hilltop.

Availability: 12 in stock

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.

Tasting Notes

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!



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