Carruades De Lafite

2016 Carruades De Lafite Lafite Rothschild

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    1st Growth / 2nd wine
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    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
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Vinous - Score: 90 (2020 August)

The 2016 Carruades de Lafite has a richer, more opulent bouquet compared to its peers, featuring intense blackberry, boysenberry and cassis fruit, if perhaps not displaying the precision of other Pauillacs. The medium-bodied palate is not quite as luxurious as the aromatics, displaying supple tannins and a slightly powdery texture. There’s good depth here and fine acidity, plus plenty of black pepper toward the finish. Fine. Tasted blind at the Southwold tasting.