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The 2014 Carruades de Lafite has a crisp, tightly wound, blackberry scented bouquet that continues to demonstrate that attractive tarry tincture. The palate is medium-bodied with a supple opening, notes of blackberry and mulberry fruit, a dash of white pepper, though it just feels a little blocky on the finish at the moment, so I might be inclined to afford this another couple of years in the cellar. Drink Date 2020-2035
Lots of blackberries, dried mushrooms and minerals. Blackcurrants too with some tar. Full-bodied, chewy and rich with an intensity and liveliness on the finish. Salty and minerally. Give it until 2021 to try.
Quite blue, raw-looking crimson. Not very expressive on the nose. Dry and rather obdurate on the palate. Some smoothing due to top-quality old oak but there is not much fun or zest here. Dry, austere but quite persistent finish. Drink 2020-2030
Very sleek and refined, with flavors of silky-edged cassis and cherry preserves that are pure and persistent, backed by light pepper, bay, black tea and iron notes on the finish. Nearly accessible already, but has the drive for cellaring. Best from 2018 through 2030. 14,000 cases made.
"Upright, elegant and long on the palate," is how winemaker Charles Chevalier describes his wines in 2014. This is certainly a very polished, refreshing second wine: focused, pure and refined, with taut minerality and classic cassis and lead pencil notes, complemented by refined oak.
The Carruades de Lafite is a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon and 42% Merlot. It has a pure blackberry, slightly tarry bouquet that is well defined, a little strict perhaps, but focused. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin in the mouth, a much more sophisticated Carruades de Lafite than last year with a crisp, nicely poised and lightly spiced finish. This is a decent, satisfying Carruades de Lafite that should be afforded three or four years in bottle.
Gorgeous aromas of blackcurrants, berries, blueberries and licorice. Minerals, too. Full, dense and tight. Wonderfully racy finish. Mineral, iodine and oyster shell undertones. Second wine of Lafite. ""We really wanted to make an excellent Carraudes,"" says the winemaker Charles Chevallier. They did.