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Carruades de Lafite is available now at £490 per case of 6.

This is the cheapest Carruades on the market by 18%. The comparable 2007 trades 42% higher at £1700 and the 2012 at £1200.

Arguably the finest of all the second wines of First Growths,Carruades has taken on a life of its own and is treated by the estate as a Grand Vin in its own right. This is a classy, elegant Carruades which will make fabulous drinking over the next 5-10 years.

Don’t forget – buying en primeur gives you a choice of formats which you will struggle to find further down the line: this is your best opportunity to stash your cellar with some fabulous drinking halves, magnums, double-magnums or even bigger...

Colour Wine Score WA Guide Price Price Case Size Action
Red Carruades de Lafite -- $ 508 - $ 931 $ 830 6x75 cl Order
Red Carruades de Lafite -- $ 1,016 - $ 1,863 $ 1,676 6x150 cl Order

88-90pts Neal Martin“The Carruades de Lafite is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. It has quite a floral bouquet with touches of dried violet petals infusing the crisp blackberry fruit, laced with cedar and a touch of smoke. The palate is medium-bodied with a supple entry, starting with black fruit but gently moving to more red fruit towards the finish. There is not the usual persistency, but it has pleasing purity and approachability.

88-91pts James Molesworth, Wine Spectator“Perfumy, with black tea notes out front, followed by racy, tightly focused red currant and black cherry fruit. The sleek, tobacco-fueled finish has a pleasant racy edge. Not dense, but balanced and defined. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

Offer subject to final confirmation. E&OE


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