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2016 - Carruades de Lafite

Bordeaux, Red

Buy 1 Case for £1,470.00 In Bond
QTY AVAILABLE: 30
Wine Details
Vintage:
2016
Type:
Red
Size:
6x75cl
Condition:
OWC
Appellation:
Pauillac
Region:
Bordeaux
Score:
92 RP
Reviewed by Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (230), April 2017

The 2016 Carruades de Lafite is a blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot this year that matured in around 20-25% new oak. Eric Kohler told me that they now practice more selection for the Carruades and in this respect, the great fruit concentration means that he has just tweaked the level of new oak upwards. It has an attractive bouquet with smoke and tobacco infused black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin. This is a linear and conservative Carruades, one without the frills, almost economical but that is not necessarily a bad thing. It is fresh and focused, demonstrating more ripeness than previous vintages, and has a little more length. Drink it over the next decade. Drink 2020 - 2035.