Carruades de Lafite (2nd wine of Ch Lafite) 1995

Pauillac, Second wine

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Tasting Notes

Light aromas of currant and blackberry. Medium- to full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a medium finish. Little hollow. Not as good as I remember.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective.

Score: 87

James Suckling, Wine Spectator 01 January 2007

I have noticed in my tastings that the second wine of Lafite-Rothschild, Carruades de Lafite, has improved over recent years. The 1995 is a 40% Merlot/60% Cabernet Sauvignon blend. It exhibits more of the trademark characteristics of its bigger sibling. Elegant, with spicy new oak, lead pencil, and creamy black currant fruit, this is a medium-bodied, finesse-styled wine with excellent purity and overall equilibrium. It is much more accessible than the 1996, and should drink well between now and 2010.

Score: 87

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 1998-2010 01 February 1998