Carruades de Lafite Pauillac 2019

Limited Stock
Expected Arrival: September 2022
  • Type: Red
  • Producer: Carruades de Lafite
  • Varietal: Bordeaux Future
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: D8969
$204.95
In stock
SKU
D8969
Carruades de Lafite Pauillac 2019 is available to buy in increments of 1

*Expected Arrival: Autumn 2022*

Our pricing is exclusive of any and all taxes and tariffs. Futures orders may be subject to additional tariffs on arrival. Currently, wines below 14% alcohol are subject to a 25% importation tariff. We will notify you prior to arrival and inform you of your options for payment of any and all tariffs or your overseas storage options. Please note that Sherry-Lehmann is not responsible for any sudden changes in tariff rates, and customers assume that risk.

95-96 pts James Suckling

The purity of fruit is so enticing here with strawberries, flowers, lavender and currants. Black earth, too. Some stone and cement. It’s full-bodied with firm, fine tannins. It shows so much cabernet sauvignon character. It’s 68% cabernet sauvignon, 27% merlot and the rest cabernet franc.

94-96 pts Jeb Dunnuck

The second wine of the estate, the 2019 Carruades De Lafite offers a beautiful, Lafite-like bouquet of crème de cassis, cedar pencil, tobacco, and new leather. Gorgeously complex, medium to full-bodied, with silky tannins, and a great finish, it's a brilliant wine that would certainly do just fine in a blind lineup of Lafite. The blend is 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc.

92-94 pts Wine Advocate

The 2019 Carruades de Lafite is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, harvested from the 19th of September to the 7th of October. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it comes skipping out of the glass with bright, fresh notions of wild blueberries, ripe plums and redcurrant jelly plus hints of cinnamon stick, cumin seed, oolong tea and violets with a waft of black olives. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers loads of rich, ripe, spicy flavors with a soft texture of nicely rounded tannins and with the freshness in the background, finishing on a lingering allspice note. In a word: Yum!

92-94 pts Vinous

The 2019 Carruades de Lafite is sexy, open knit and wonderfully inviting, with all of the seductiveness of the vintage on display. Ripe red cherry, red plum, rose petal, mint and spice are lifted by the savory intensity of the Cabernets, which at 73% are the highest ever for Carruades. Technical Director Eric Kohler describes 2019 as an easier vintage than 2018, a year that saw quite a bit of disease pressure and extremes of temperature. Kohler added that while 2019 was hot, it was consistently hot, and therefore the vines adapted to the conditions as opposed to being shocked by sudden changes. Yields were a very classic 36-40 hectoliters per hectare, depending on the property. Cuvaison was about three weeks, with gentle extractions. As always one of the signatures at Lafite is the use of a portion of press lots in the final blends.