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Red cherry fruits, nori, wet stone minerality. Quite good density on the palate, strong through the middle, quite rich cherry and plum fruits, nice dry stone minerality. Elegance through the finish. Classy.
A strong effort that demonstrates how much progress this bottling has made over the last 10 to 15 years, the 2021 Carruades de Lafite exhibits aromas of sweet berries, pencil shavings, warm spices and nicely integrated oak. Medium to full-bodied, deep and impressively intense, it's seamless and refined, delivering plenty of Lafite character.
William Kelley, April 2022
Soft and attractive character to this wine, showing a polished-tannin frame and a juicy center-palate. Medium body with medium, velvety tannins. Juicy. 55% cabernet sauvignon, 36% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot.
Perfumed and floral with greater density than the Duhart just tasted. Broad on attack then firms up on the finish. Fine tannins and freshness but more of a medium-term wine. (JL) 12.8%
Drink 2027 – 2038
Jancisrobinson.com, May 2022
The 2021 Carruades de Lafite is a dark, brooding wine. Dense and plush, with quite a bit of tannin presence, Carruades is quite distinctive in 2021. Blue/purplish fruit and floral notes show tremendous primary intensity. Bright acids on the finish add an attractive sense of freshness that is quite appealing. The 2021 is a serious Carruades. Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2022
A ton of concentration and hidden power, this is a Carruades that is very Lafite in style, subtle with pencil lead, slate, Pauillac signature, intense but with clear austerity, touches of fennel, rosebud and dried leaf. Mouthwatering, with plenty to get hold of. Has the focus and tunnel vision of Lafite and needs time in bottle, should be at its peak within 10 to 15 years. 1st year organic conversion. 40% of overall production, 34hl/h yields.
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux, May 2022