Carruades de Lafite 2005


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Tasting Notes

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: 89Robert 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: 89Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (176), April 2008

Score: 89James Suckling,, 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: 89/91James Suckling,, 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: 17.5Jancis Robinson MW,, 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: 18Jancis Robinson MW,, 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: 91Stephen 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: 18Steven Spurrier, Decanter Magazine, April 2006

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