2011 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Carruades de Lafite
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WE 91
  • WS 90
  • JS 90
  • JR 90

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WE 91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2014
Firm and closed this is a dark and tannic wine, although black currant flavors are also very present. It feels austere with a mineral texture and concentrated final acidity. Drink Lafite’s second wine from 2017.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2014
This has a slightly grainy feel, with cedar and ground vanilla bean notes leading to layers of plum, cherry compote and lightly mulled currant fruit. A strong tobacco accent fills in on the finish, revealing a cedary echo... This has a slightly grainy feel, with cedar and ground vanilla bean notes leading to layers of plum, cherry compote and lightly mulled currant fruit. A strong tobacco accent fills in on the finish, revealing a cedary echo at the very end. Best from 2016 through 2026. – JM
JS 90
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2014
This is a red with chocolate, hazelnut and berry character. It’s full- to medium-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a juicy finish. Very well done for the vintage. Better in 2015.
JR 90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, April 2012
17/20 Colour of elderberries with inky core. Lovely dark fragrance, pure, lightly spiced black fruit. Savoury and ripe but no sweetness at all to the fruit (that's not negative). Dense, dry, structured and upright but not... 17/20 Colour of elderberries with inky core. Lovely dark fragrance, pure, lightly spiced black fruit. Savoury and ripe but no sweetness at all to the fruit (that's not negative). Dense, dry, structured and upright but not stern or hard, just very masculine and still smooth. (JH)
JJB 92
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, April 2012
55% cabernet sauvignon 39% merlot 2.5% petit verdot and 3.5% cabernet franc. The second wine of Lafite-Rothschild. The harvest at Lafite began on September 3rd and finished on September 21st. Deep purple core and a bright... 55% cabernet sauvignon 39% merlot 2.5% petit verdot and 3.5% cabernet franc. The second wine of Lafite-Rothschild. The harvest at Lafite began on September 3rd and finished on September 21st. Deep purple core and a bright magenta rim. A ripe nose of fresh grape jam cherry plum cassis and a touch of fresh herbs. The defining characteristics on the palate are the intense minerality and fine polished tannins though subtle notes of cedar and French oak also play a role. A complete wine the finish provides good coffee and mineral notes. Enjoy 2015-2025.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2011

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.