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Carruades de Lafite Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 2009

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Berry Bros & Rudd review: A violet perfume drifts from the 2009 Carruades de Lafite, immediately<br/>suggesting its elegance. This has great depth and layer upon layer of<br/>concentrated fruit, beautifully balanced by ultra ripe, almost powdery tannins.<br/>A wonderful freshness defines the wine whilst the concentrated dark fruit<br/>merges seamlessly into a long, black cherry finish. Put simply, this is the<br/>best Carruades we've ever tasted.

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Domaine De Chevalier:
Domaine de Chevalier is located in a clearing in the middle of a forest that protects the vines from extremes of temperature. In fact, Chevalier is a sort of secret garden, far from the limelight. This is something of a paradox for such an excellent wine, among the greatest in Bordeaux . Only a great terroir can produce a great wine... I often start out with these words when speaking about Doma... Read more
Domaine de Chevalier is located in a clearing in the middle of a forest that protects the vines from extremes of temperature. In fact, Chevalier is a sort of secret garden, far from the limelight. This is something of a paradox for such an excellent wine, among the greatest in Bordeaux . Only a great terroir can produce a great wine... I often start out with these words when speaking about Domaine de Chevalier. They convey our fundamental philosophy, not only with regard to viticulture, but also the spirit that pervades the estate, and the men and women who work here. They improve their already considerable skills year after year on behalf of that which is most essential to a fine wine in my opinion — balance. Read less

External Reviews for Carruades de Lafite Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 375ML Half Bottle


External Review
10/04/2010

The best Carruades de Lafite I have ever tasted is the 2009. Composed of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, 55% of the crop was included in this second wine. It is an atypically powerful Carruades with s... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Carruades de Lafite 750ml


External Review
03/22/2012

The finest wine I have tasted from this estate in my 30+ - year career, the 2009 (64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 6% Petit Verdot) from this hallowed vineyard in Leognan was cropped at 45 hectoliters per hectare and came in at 13% alcohol. It reveals an extraordinary, intense, pure, quintessential Domaine de Chevalier style, including silky tannin, dense plum, black currant, black cherry, floral, and graphite notes, terrific acidity, sweet tannin, and a full-bodied mouthfeel with no weight, but admirable precision and freshness. Consultant Stephane Derenoncourt has coaxed out all the elegance and complexity at this great site. A future legend in the making, this could be the best Domaine de Chevalier produced over the last half century. It should drink well for 35-40 years. (Tasted four times.)


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 1500ML Magnum


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 6000ML Impériale


External Review
03/03/2012

51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. Very deep ruby at the core, the color pushes all the way to the edge of the wines rim. This wine is already rather approachable at this point in its life, soft powdery tannins a... John Sweeney. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Carruades de Lafite 750ml


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 5000ML Jéroboam


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Berry Bros & Rudd review: A violet perfume drifts from the 2009 Carruades de Lafite, immediately<br/>suggesting its elegance. This has great depth and layer upon layer of<br/>concentrated fruit, beautifully balanced by ultra ripe, almost powdery tannins.<br/>A wonderful freshness defines the wine whilst the concentrated dark fruit<br/>merges seamlessly into a long, black cherry finish. Put simply, this is the<br/>best Carruades we've ever tasted.

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