2010 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Carruades de Lafite

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 95
  • WA 94
  • WS 93
  • WE 92
  • IWC 90
  • NM 90
  • JL 90

Reviews for 2010 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Carruades de Lafite

JS 95
James Suckling - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - 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)
NM 90
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - 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
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
With cedar earth forest floor scents this medium bodied wine offers cassis cranberry and bright spicy flavors.
JJB 94
John Sweeney - 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.