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Carruades de Lafite Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 2006

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In the talented hands of the charismatic Charles Chevalier this is another very<br/>fine Carruades. Polished and attractive, this very grand Second wine of Lafite<br/>has lovely creamy blackcurrant and strawberry fruit, with a persistence rarely<br/>seen in 2006. A delicate, harmonious red fruit nose, leads onto a silky,<br/>feminine palate and a beautifully balanced finish. This is an excellent, and<br/>very good value, glimpse at the wonders of Ch. Lafite but is also a very good<br/>wine in its own right.

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

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Snooth User: Matthieu
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09/13/2007

droit élégant, fin, sans extra puissance pour un Carruades...


External Reviews for Carruades de Lafite Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

External Review
10/15/2009

Moderately dense in color, the wine displays enticing, multidimensional fruit aromas. The palate has charm and grace along with impeccable equilibrium, and the finish is relatively expressive at this early stage and is very attractive. A lovely, sensual Chevalier of a very high caliber. Tasted from barrel April '07. By early '09, Domaine de Chavlier offers a lovely, pure and very expressive aroma of red fruits and carefully judged, well-integrated oak. The palate is pure and subtle- and already very long. Chevalier '06 is so very fine and elegant and shows beautifully now, as it did from barrel two years earlier. Robert Parker 92.


External Review
08/01/2008

The 2nd wine of Chateau Lafite--made from the young vines at the estate. This is an affordable way to experience the unique elegance, beauty and finesse of the world's most famous red wine.



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In the talented hands of the charismatic Charles Chevalier this is another very<br/>fine Carruades. Polished and attractive, this very grand Second wine of Lafite<br/>has lovely creamy blackcurrant and strawberry fruit, with a persistence rarely<br/>seen in 2006. A delicate, harmonious red fruit nose, leads onto a silky,<br/>feminine palate and a beautifully balanced finish. This is an excellent, and<br/>very good value, glimpse at the wonders of Ch. Lafite but is also a very good<br/>wine in its own right.

Dietary Information: Organic

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 750 ml grams per liter

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