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Chateau Lafite Rothschild Carruades De Lafite 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

Château Lafite Rothschild:
  Chateau Lafite Rothschild grew from a 180 acre winery to a massive company spanning multiple countries and producing 35,000 cases of wine annually. When Baron James de Rothschild purchased Chateau Lafite on August 8th, 1868, he was purchasing land that was already full of history. According to the 1855 classification, Chateau Lafite was ranked among the first among the First Growths,... Read more
  Chateau Lafite Rothschild grew from a 180 acre winery to a massive company spanning multiple countries and producing 35,000 cases of wine annually. When Baron James de Rothschild purchased Chateau Lafite on August 8th, 1868, he was purchasing land that was already full of history. According to the 1855 classification, Chateau Lafite was ranked among the first among the First Growths, meaning that it made the best, most expensive wine at the time. Though James de Rothschild didn’t live long enough to see his winery prosper, since he died just three months after founding the chateau, his offspring have preserved the chateau’s high standing for generations. The winery’s first major purchase took place in 1962, when they bought the dying Chateau Duhart-Milton. By that time, the once-thriving vineyard had only 42 acres to its name, but Chateau Lafite Rothschild breathed new life into the property, upgrading the equipment and replanting much of the vines. 1984 marked the start of a long chain of purchases, with Chateau Rieussec in 1984, Vina Los Vascos, in Chile, in 1988, and Chateau l’Evangile in 1990. By 1999, they began restoring the Aussieres Estate, a massive 1,500 acre plot, and in 2008 they announced plans to create a winery in Penglai, China. After all this, Baron Eric de Rothschild, the current owner of the estate, continues to look forward toward the future, with new markets, like China, just over the horizon. Read less

External Reviews for Chateau Lafite Rothschild Carruades De Lafite

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
03/14/2012

Aromas of blueberries and lemon rind. Full body, with soft and velvety tannins and bright fruity finish. Refined and beautiful. Layered wine. Pure fruit. Gravelley. Stoney. So classy and complex. Try in 2020. James Suckling. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Domaine de Chevalier 750ml


External Review
03/05/2012

This wine has closed down since I saw it prior to bottling. A blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon from one of the great estates in Pessac-Leognan, the wine has notes of white currants, melon, and flint/crushed rock with a delicate hit of or... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Domaine de Chevalier 750ml


External Review
05/31/2012

This is very dense and powerful, reminds me of the 2005 but it has more structure and acidity. It's a blockbuster with a huge finish, Grand Cru Burgundy style. Fresh and massive. Barrel sample. James Suckling. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Domaine de Chevalier 750ml


External Review
02/17/2012

No tasting note provided. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Domaine de Chevalier 750ml


External Review
05/18/2010

1 x 5000ML Jéroboam


External Review
08/02/2010

This is fabulous, long and superintense, with dried pineapple and sliced apples. Dense and powerful, with a great backbone of acidity and a long, long finish. Wonderful structure in this baby white. -JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Domaine de Chevalier 750ml


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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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