Carruades de Lafite 2006
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The second wine, which has soared in quality over the last decade, is an outstanding effort displaying a character similar to that of Lafite, without the size, depth, and aging potential of that wine. The 2006 Carruades de Lafite offers up aromas of graphite, cedar, black currants, sweet cherries, and smoky herbs. This complex, more evolved, medium-bodied, silky-textured, sexy offering will provide plenty of pleasure over the next 15+ years.
|Score: 90||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (181), February 2009|
Tasted at Lafite. A deep garnet core. A high toned, Merlot-scented nose with a touch of Xmas cake and Morello. Moderate definition. The palate is medium-bodied, toasty with a touch of bitter chocolate. A little "furry" but there is certain good concentration if not good breeding. Blackberry and cherries on the finish. A solid Carruades but no great shakes. Tasted April 2007.
|Score: 86/88||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2007|
48% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Cabernet Franc, 1.5% Petit Verdot.
Mid purple with wide rim. Relatively lightweight, strict nose. Pretty brutal but with a slightly marine note. Very dry and pretty dense, dominated by very fine tannins. Some lift though not as much as usual. A bit chunky and strict. Does taste a bit like offcuts though with Lafite grace. Lift and good integrity. Delicate finish. Very clean. Acidity and greenness not at all in evidence.
|Score: 16.5+||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, July 2007|
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