2022 Château Lafite Rothschild Carruades de Lafite

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EN PRIMEUR-VERWACHT VOORJAAR 2023
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Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Winery Château Lafite Rothschild
Vintage 2022
Grape Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13%)
Drink window 2028 - 2045
Available as of Mar 31, 2025
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The Carruades de Lafite is the second wine from Château Lafite Rothschild and has similar characteristics to the Grand Vin, but with its own personality linked to a higher proportion of Merlot and to specific plots used to produce Carruades. The name comes from the Carruades Plateau, a group of plots acquired in 1845 just next to the hilltop vines of the Château.

Château Lafite-Rothschild has made one of the most impressive wines of 2022 and the second wine Carruades de Lafite is also absolutely good in 2022. Carruades de Lafite comprises 38% of the production. The 2022 Carruades de Lafite is a blend of 53% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot. In the glass the wine has an attractive color, dark and deep. The nose is characteristic of this vintage - namely ripe and fresh at the same time, with notes of blackcurrant and black fruit. The attack is simple on the palate but then the wine unfolds to express all its volume. The tannins are fine and precise. The high percentage of Cabernet, both Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, provides a lot of tension in the aftertaste. Nice balance between ripeness and freshness. Juicy, fresh acidity. Blackcurrants, blackberries, licorice. It is a rich Carruades with very good storage potential and will release its full potential after around 6 to 8 years.

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Vineyard for 2022 Château Lafite Rothschild Carruades de Lafite

Chateau Lafite Rothschild (Futures Pre-Sale) 2022 | Wine.com

The vineyard of Château Lafite Rothschild consists of three main areas: The slopes around the Château, the Carruades plateau to the west and a 4.5 hectare site in Saint-Estèphe. Its area is 112 hectares. The soil consists of fine, deeply ground mixed with windblown sand on a well-drained and well-incorporated tertiary limestone subsoil. The grape varieties grown here are Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

Here the first stones were laid, the winegrowers' houses were built and prepared for something unusual to happen. As the years passed, the house overlooking this hill got bigger and a wisteria vine climbed the walls of generations of families to see how preserving this ecosystem has always been the ultimate priority. 150 years ago, Baroness Betty, wife of Baron James, planted the huge oak trees that separate our vineyard from the marshes. They, their children and grandchildren, the families of winegrowers die with them, work conscientiously to protect this impeccable creation that has been bequeathed to nature. They have taken great care to preserve this microcosm of forests and marshes, flora and fauna amidst the vines of Château Lafite Rothschild thrive in this almost wild osmosis.

As the ultimate witness to this protected land, some of the vines still gracefully show off their 140 years of ungrafted life. They escaped the phylloxera which, however, spared no one else! This infallible part of the vines continues to elude the winegrowers, the same ones who form, protect and nurture it, from one harvest year to the next, trying to refine this perfect composition that amazes them time and time again. It may not be a coincidence, of course, that Lafite earned the title of "First of the First" at Napoleon III's World's Fair. Nor will it be a coincidence, if others will speak of it long after us… Each barrel is tasted individually and only the best is selected for the final blend. After blending, the wine matures for 15 months in new oak barrels. Fermentation takes place for 15 days at a controlled temperature of 18°C. Only vines older than 10 years are used for the Grand Vin Château Lafite Rothschild. While each vintage is unique, there is usually a large portion of Cabernet Sauvignon, then Merlot, with a small contribution of Petit Verdot.

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Available as of Mar 31, 2025
Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Winery Château Lafite Rothschild
Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2022
Drinking as of 2028
Drinking till 2045
Alcohol % 13
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Promotion En Primeur
Parker rating 93
James Suckling rating 97
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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