2010 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Carruades de Lafite
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JS 95
  • WA 94
  • WS 93
  • WE 92
  • NM 90
  • JL 90
  • IWC 90

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JS 95
jamessuckling.com, November 2013
This smells like a bouquet of flowers with blueberries and currants and spices. Full body, yet agile and refined. So fine and pretty. It's balanced and in harmony. Savory. A smoky, decadent and meat undertone. Try in 2016.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
Another brilliant second wine, the 2010 Carruades de Lafite (50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42.5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot) is elegant and amazing for a second wine from Lafite. “Carruades de Lafite”... Another brilliant second wine, the 2010 Carruades de Lafite (50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42.5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot) is elegant and amazing for a second wine from Lafite. “Carruades de Lafite” is now engraved in the bottle to prevent unscrupulous sommeliers and merchants from trying to pass it off as Lafite Rothschild. The wine displays much of the same lead pencil, charcoal and black currant notes of its bigger sister, although it is forward, precocious and far less structured than the grand vin. Nevertheless, this wine, which can be drunk now, will cellar beautifully for at least 20-25 more years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 93
Wine Spectator, March 2013
Solid, with bright cassis, fig and blackberry fruit studded with tobacco leaf, anise and violet. The long finish has a tarry thread, but stays polished and refined overall, with a whiff of sandalwood lingering gently... Solid, with bright cassis, fig and blackberry fruit studded with tobacco leaf, anise and violet. The long finish has a tarry thread, but stays polished and refined overall, with a whiff of sandalwood lingering gently. Best from 2014 through 2028. – JM
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast, May 2013
A dense and very tannic second wine from Lafite-Rothschild. Ripe fruits from juicy Merlot balance its power and give sweetness. It’s a rich, fine wine, with the tannins of the vintage never too prominent. For medium-term... A dense and very tannic second wine from Lafite-Rothschild. Ripe fruits from juicy Merlot balance its power and give sweetness. It’s a rich, fine wine, with the tannins of the vintage never too prominent. For medium-term aging.
NM 90
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2011
A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 42.5% Merlot 2.4% Petit Verdot and 5.1% Cabernet Franc the Carruades has moderate intensity on the nose with scents of blackberry leaf briary a touch of cedar and some tobacco notes. The... A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 42.5% Merlot 2.4% Petit Verdot and 5.1% Cabernet Franc the Carruades has moderate intensity on the nose with scents of blackberry leaf briary a touch of cedar and some tobacco notes. The palate is a little disjointed at the moment the tannins accentuated and a little aggressive at first some pleasant mulberry and dark plum/cedar accents towards the finish but missing the harmony that anticipated.
JL 90
TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
With cedar earth forest floor scents this medium bodied wine offers cassis cranberry and bright spicy flavors.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
Deep ruby. Perfumed aromas of cassis, violet and graphite minerality. Pure, very fresh dark berry and mineral flavors carry through the long, refined, almost dainty finish. The tannins are impressively silky for a... Deep ruby. Perfumed aromas of cassis, violet and graphite minerality. Pure, very fresh dark berry and mineral flavors carry through the long, refined, almost dainty finish. The tannins are impressively silky for a second wine, but this nonetheless shows a hint of astringency at the back, which may be resolved with time in bottle. (ID)
JJB 94
JJ Buckley, April 2011
50% cabernet sauvignon 42.5% merlot 5.1% cabernet franc and 2.4% petit verdot. The harvest at Lafite began on September 24th with the merlot and finished October 13th with the cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. A ripe... 50% cabernet sauvignon 42.5% merlot 5.1% cabernet franc and 2.4% petit verdot. The harvest at Lafite began on September 24th with the merlot and finished October 13th with the cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. A ripe almost candied nose offers plum raspberry and red cherry as well cedar and nuanced oak. The wine is quite supple and plush on the palate and finishes with notes of coffee and rocky minerality. The finest Carruades made to date? I think so. Enjoy over the next 20 years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2010

Winery

Chateau Lafite-Rothschild

Chateau Lafite, the famous Pauillac property of the Left Bank of the Medoc, began to earn its reputation as a great winemaking estate in the 17th century. Acquiring a strong following in London in the early 18th century, Lafite found its way to the Versailles court, receiving acclaim as the “The King’s Wine”. The reputation did not diminish, achieving a pinnacle when it was ranked a First Growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification.

On August 8, 1868, Baron James de Rothschild purchased Chateau Lafite, although he died just three months later leaving Lafite to his three sons. The years that followed were considered a golden age for the estate, producing a rich legacy of remarkable vintages.

Fortunes turned at the end of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, which were turbulent years. The vines suffered both a phylloxeric crisis and mildew. Then there was organized fraud, World War I, followed by the Great Depression, and finally the occupation of France during World War II. After this difficult period, Baron Elie de Rothschild was entrusted with the recovery of the Lafite estate, leading programs to restore the vineyards and the buildings, as well as becoming an active participant in tasting events and the founding of a regional guild.

The recovery and renewal period at Chateau Lafite was continued by his nephew, Baron Eric de Rothschild, who made great strides forward in the management of the estate and in the replanting and restoration of the vineyards. He also extended the horizons of the Domaines through new acquisitions both in France and abroad.