Their second wine, the 2005 Carruades de Lafite, shows much of the character of its bigger sister, with loads of red and black currant fruit, spice box and earth. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins, this precise, pure and seductive wine should be drunk over the next 15-20 years. Drink: 2015 - 2035
|Score: 89||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (219), June 2015|
A classic example of a second wine, the 2005 Carruades de Lafite reveals a dark ruby hue with some pink showing at the rim. The moderately intense nose of graphite, forest floor, and sweet black currant fruit is followed by a medium-bodied, elegant wine with light to moderate tannin. Drink it over the next 10-15 years
|Score: 89||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (176), April 2008|
|Score: 89||James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, February 2008|
Gorgeous aromas of blackberries, currants and spices. Full-bodied and focused, with fine, tight tannins and a chocolate, berry and licorice aftertaste. Serious second wine of Lafite. Could be as outstanding as the 2000.
|Score: 89/91||James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, March 2006|
Looks quite developed. Rather light, greenish note on the nose and then very sweet fruit on the palate. A hint of chocolate. Vibrant
|Score: 17.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2009|
Quite aromatic. Very sumptuous texture and a lovely herald of the vintage if it is not unbelievably expensive. Very ripe and mulberry flavoured and, without tasting the grand vin, you could really lose yourself in this - such fine tannins - truly cashmere! Just a little inkiness on the finish lets it down from top status. A very slightly raw, green note on the nose announces itself only after tasting Lafite itself! Drink 2015-25
|Score: 18||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2006|
Good deep red. Pungent aromas of currant, cherry skin, leather, graphite, olive and flowers. Suave, minerally and penetrating, with lovely energy and floral lift. Not at all a fleshy style but classic, vibrant and firmly built, finishing with excellent lift.
|Score: 91||Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar|
Black-red, full, fragrant, spicy, rich yet full of restrained elegance, superbly aromatic and supple, a gorgeous wine, true class. Drink 2010-20.
|Score: 18||Steven Spurrier, Decanter Magazine, April 2006|