Carruades De Lafite Pauillac Bordeaux Blend Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc
$1,010.34 / case(6)
Chateau lafite rothschild’s second wine carruades de lafite presents similar characteristics to the grand vin but with its own personality linked to a higher proportion of merlot and to specific plots that are used to produce carruades. The name comes from the carruades plateau a group of plots acquired in 1845 just next to the vines on the chateau hilltop. The weather conditions for the 2011 vintage were unusual and required all of our technical teams’ vigilance and expertise. This was a very early vintage with an exceptionally hot spring low rainfall at the beginning of the year but then more in the summer and a persistent threat of powdery mildew (a vine disease that is usually quite rare in the bordeaux region). Finally just as we were getting ready to harvest a huge hail storm in the north of pauillac and saint estephe on 1 september obliged us to reorganize the picking schedule. The plots that had been affected had to be picked first; fortunately as a result of the c,,wine~french bordeaux red~france~~bordeaux~,2011,y,,n 730,000000271662,1ch malescot st exupery margaux 2011 [france],750ml,52,77. 78,840. 00,12,,n,the chateau malescot st. Exupery is a dark color with a fine crimson tint. The wine offers notes of ripe fruit mocha and vanilla along with powerful yet harmonious and smooth tannins.” – chateau malescot st. Exupery
|robert parker et. Al.||rating: 90||vintage: 2011|
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