2020 Carruades de Lafite, Pauillac

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2020
Region: Bordeaux, Pauillac
96-97 JS
93-95 JL
93 DR
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2020 Carruades de Lafite, Pauillac

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From £1,290 6 pack case(s) available

2020 Carruades de Lafite, Pauillac

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Cs (3)
Loose
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Per
Region: Bordeaux
96-97 JS
BTL
0
3
0
0
£1,290
6
 
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STATUS
ETA
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Case (6 x 75cl)
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STATUS
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Original Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
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1-4 weeks
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2020 Carruades de Lafite, Pauillac

JS
From £1,290 6 pack case(s) available

2020 Carruades de Lafite, Pauillac

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Bordeaux
96-97 JS
BTL
0
3
0
0
£1,290
6
 
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
YOU BUY
Case (6 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
In Stock
You buy
£1,290.00
1 Case(s) Available
Case (6 x 75cl) LIVETRADE
CONDITION
Original Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
1-4 weeks
LIVETRADE
You buy
£1,496.00
2 Case(s) Available

Tasting Notes and Scores

96-97 JS

This is very classically structured with a palate that starts off slowly. Full-bodied and chewy with a soft, creamy texture and a long finish. Savory. A touch austere. 52% cabernet sauvignon, 42% merlot and 3% cabernet franc, the rest petit verdot.

James Suckling

93-95 JL

Flowers, cedar, tobacco, spice, exuberant black raspberries, kirsch and plums open the perfume. Medium-bodied, elegant, fresh and lifted on the nose and palate, this is good example of a baby Lafite in its youth. The finish is all about its silky elegance and purity of fruit. The wine is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Tasted May 2021

Jeff Leve

93 DR

This is an enjoyable Carruades, with confident weight and spice, barely out of its En Primeur character. Black cherry and cassis notes grip on through the palate, with liqourice, tobacco and espresso, and a creamy mid palate gives a welcoming kick. Eric Kohler technical director, 20% new oak.
Tasted November 2022 - Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux

Jane Anson

92–94 MS

(52% CS, 42% M, 3% CF, 3% PV)
Black-fruit ripe and dense to smell, very mineral, too; concentrated and vital, finely firm in tannin, tauter structured than Duhart-Milon; both sweet and crisply ripe in flavor, close-knit, long to taste, dense, linear, long, and complex to taste, a second wine of real class and poise with, here too, beautifully integrated tannins and acidity; an almost fleshy impression and with lovely, gentle, fragrant length. A particularly successful Carruades. Very fine, very “Lafite.” 2030–50+.

Michael Schuster

92-94 JD

A baby Lafite with its lead pencil and cassis aromatics as well as beautiful elegance, the 2020 Carruades De Lafite is medium-bodied and has a precise, elegant mouthfeel, beautiful tannins, and a great finish. As with all the wines from this incredible château, its balance and elegance are what set it apart, and it's one of the finest second wines out there. The blend is 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, which is a classic blend for this cuvée.

Jeb Dunnuck

92 AG

The 2020 Carruades de Lafite is so expressive right out of the gate. Sage, mint, dried herbs, tobacco and incense grace the Carruades with gorgeous aromatic presence. A backbone of fine tannins lends energy and direction. Medium in body and impeccably refined, the 2020 Carruades is shaping up to be a gem.
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Antonio Galloni

91-93 RP

Drink Date
2026 - 2042

Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Deep purple-black in color, the 2020 Carruades de Lafite, like its big sibling, is a little youthfully shy to begin, soon unfurling to offer notes of Morello cherries, raspberry leaves, baked blackberries and spice box, plus suggestions of pencil lead, lavender and Provence herbs. The medium-bodied palate is chock-full of juicy black fruits, framed by velvety tannins and tons of freshness, finishing long and lifted. This 2020 is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.

Wine Advocate

89-91 NM

The 2020 Carruades de Lafite is clean and precise on the nose, the undergrowth/autumn leaf scents permeating the predominantly black fruit, and light peppermint aromas unfurling with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity. Quite linear in style, particularly toward the finish, where it seems to not want to put a foot wrong. A Deuxième Vin that just needs to loosen its tie and let it all hang out a bit more.

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Neal Martin

17.5 JR

52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot. Cask sample.
Intense colour. Fresh and zesty with plenty of sappy fruit. Red- and dark-berry fruit notes provide aromatic appeal. Hint of mint as well. Palate long and lithe but structured with fine but grainy tannin. Power but charm as well. (JL)52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot. Cask sample.
Intense colour. Fresh and zesty with plenty of sappy fruit. Red- and dark-berry fruit notes provide aromatic appeal. Hint of mint as well. Palate long and lithe but structured with fine but grainy tannin. Power but charm as well. (JL)

Jancis Robinson

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