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Carruades de Lafite 1988

Carruades de Lafite - Chateau Lafite Rothschild

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Well-made and actually more complete and deeper than both the 1989 and 1990, the 1988 shares some of the classic lead pencil, mineral, curranty character that is evidenced in the "grand vin." Spicy and tannic, with fine depth, this wine should evolve well for 7-10 years.

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€ 3,100

 October 2015

Carruades de Lafite - Chateau Lafite Rothschild

Carruades de Lafite is the second wine of the world famous Chateau Lafite Rothschild, and is one of the most famous and prestigious wine producing estates in the world. It is based in the Medoc, on the left bank of the Gironde River, situated in Bordeaux France, and has been under the ownership of the wealthy Rothschild family since the 19th century.

 

The name “Lafite” is derived from a Gascon term “la hite” signifying a small hill. The name Carruades de Lafite originated from the “Carruades Plateau”, a selection of plots neighboring the best vineyards in the estate. Carruades de Lafite used to be called “Moulin de Carruades” before the 1980’s, when it used to be marketed independently from Chateau Lafite. Nowadays, the Carruades de Lafite wines are distinct in taste and quality, and are much sought after in the fine wine market.

20,000 – 30,000 cases

Unclassified

Pauillac/Medoc (Left Bank)

107 hectares

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