1997 CARRUADES DE LAFITE 1997

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85-89 / 100

Good

1997 CARRUADES DE LAFITE 1997

Condition Good

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145,00 € tax incl. 120,83 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
86 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
(01-2000)
A very grapey red with berry, cherry character. Full- to medium-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. A bit hollow.
88 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
(09-2007)
88 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
87-(04-1998)
The 1997 Carruades de Lafite (a blend of 32% Merlot, with the rest mainly Cabernet Sauvignon and a small portion of Cabernet Franc) maintains its reputation as one of Bordeaux's better second wines. The color is dark ruby with purple nuances. The wine is soft, fleshy, and round, with more up-front fat than Lafite, but not nearly the length or perfume. Supple, with low acidity, and an easy-going, silky finish, it will drink well between now and 2006.

Lafite's harvest occurred between September 8 (beginning with the Merlot) and October 2. For some Cabernet Sauvignon parcels, there were an exceptional 135 days (the norm being 105-110 days) between the flowering and harvest. This estate, which made a profoundly great 1996, utilized only 28% of its harvest for the 1997 grand vin. Moreover, the selection for the second wine, Carruades, was also severe.
Features
Vintage 1997
Rating 85-89
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price From 100 € to 200 €
Château Lafite (Carruades de)
Country France
Château informations
Lafite (Carruades de)
Lafite (Carruades de)
This second wine of Lafite us reveals a great potential. With its beautiful spicy, tobacco, cedar and blackberries, this wine offers a full-bodied and generous, where the roundness of tannins mélent a lively and surprising freshness of the mouth in general. There remains a continuing fresh ripe plum of a good length. . Carruades de Lafite: Subtle and fruity ... The name of the second wine of Chateau Lafite Rothschild of the "plateau Carruades, where stood a group of plots, which was bought by the castle in the nineteenth century, and which adjoined the rump Castle. The "Carruades de Lafite" were once called "Moulin des Carruades", then take the name, Carruades de Lafite. .

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