Carruades de Lafite 2022
Second wine of Château Lafite Rothschild.
The origin of the name comes from the plateau des Carruades, the name of a group of plots of land adjacent to the hillside of the Château and acquired in 1845 by Château Lafite. In the twentieth century, the Carruades were marketed separately from the distribution channel of Château Lafite Rothschild.
The name of Carruades is then taken over for the second wine of Chateau Lafite, it is first called "Moulin des Carruades" then "Carruades de Lafite" since the 1980s.
The Carruades benefits from a unique terroir and characteristics close to the great wine, given the refined selection of the latter over the last twenty years. This wine also has its own personality, linked to a higher proportion of Merlot in its composition and to plots of land now well identified as producing Carruades.
The grape varieties associated in the wine are 50-70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30-50% Merlot and a variation of up to 0-5% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
In 2010, Lafite has refined its system by building two vats consisting of several dozen small capacity tanks. A merlot vat room (cement vats of 50 to 125 hl) and a divisional vat room (stainless steel vats of 30 to 70 hl) dedicated to malolactic fermentation.
- Delivery period
- Deliverable First semester 2025
- 53 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 40 % Merlot, 4 % Cabernet Franc, 3 % Petit Verdot
- Alcohol level
- 2034 - 2055
Jean-Marc Quarin / Quarin.com - Noté 95/100 (april 2023)
Jane Anson / Inside Bordeaux - Noté 93/100 (may 2023)
Neal Martin / Vinous - Noté 90-92/100 (may 2023)
Antonio Galloni / Vinous - Noté 92-94/100 (may 2023)
Jeb Dunnuck / Jeb Dunnuck.com - Noté 93-95/100 (may 2023)
Jeff Leve / The Wine Cellar Insider - Noté 93-95/100 (april 2023)
William Kelly / Wine Advocate - Noté 91-93/100 (may 2023)
Lisa Perotti-Brown / The Wine Independent - Noté 91-93/100 (may 2023)