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Carruades de Lafite (Futures Pre-Sale) 2011

Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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WE 94
Wine Enthusiast
Serious and structured, this is a concentrated dark-hued wine. It has all the acidity of the vintage while also showing firm tannins. A dry and powerful second wine.
Barrel Sample: 92-94 Points
WS 93
Wine Spectator
This has a richness that stands out for 2011, delivering roasted fig and plum flavors, with good smoldering tobacco and black tea notes, before the tangy damson plum and iron elements more typical of the vintage finally start to emerge on the finish.
Barrel Sample: 90-93 Points
JS 92
James Suckling
A wine with sweet tobacco and coffee character. Full body, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. The Petit Verdot comes out here with spices and hints of fresh herbs. Blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot 3.5% Cabernet Franc, and 2.5% Petit Verdot.
Barrel Sample: 91-92 Points
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Carruades de Lafite

Carruades de Lafite

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Carruades de Lafite, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
2011 (Futures Pre-Sale)
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.
BFFCARRUADES_2011 Item# 116436

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