The second wine of Château Lafite is now regarded as a great wine in its own right (and priced accordingly). Huge improvements in winemaking mean it's arguably better than most vintages of the top wine pre-1990.
With a higher percentage of Merlot (around 45%) Carruades is most attractive when young and can last well into its second decade.
Lafite is the perfect counterpoint to Latour’s great power and structure. Its style is less about weight and more about elegance, balance, harmony and a certain famous elusiveness in its character. It is not ...Learn more