Carruades de Lafite 1988

Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

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Item No. 6287
  • WS91
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • JS92
  • WE91
  • WS90
  • 2007
  • WS89
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Winemaker's Notes

The 1988 harvest produced Cabernets and Merlots that came out to be very colorful, and structured. This wine was then aged in one-year-old used Chateau Lafite Rothschild barrels before bottling.

Critical Acclaim

"Beautiful nose of currant and dark chocolate follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long, fruity finish. I love the texture to this wine. Lots in reserve for aging. Excellent for a second wine."
91 Points

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Learn About Carruades de Lafite

Carruades is the second label wine produced by Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. After fermentation and maceration, the wines are tasted, selected and put together according to their different qualities. This step is very important because this is where we make the difference between the great "Lafite" and the second wine "Carruades de Lafite". The wines are drained off into oak barrels. We use 100% new barrels for the ageing of Lafite. The year after, these same barrels will be used for the Carruades.

Learn About Pauillac

(pouy-YACK) The Big Three Home to three premier cru (first growth) chateaux, Pauillac is a leader in quality Bordeaux. Chateaux Latour, Lafite Rothschild and Mouton Rothschild are situated within the Pauillac appellation. Sandwiched between St.-Estephe and St.-Julien, Pauillac wines are big - known for their combination of elegance and power. Notable Facts The gravel...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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