Carruades de Lafite 2011

Carruades de Lafite
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Carruades de Lafite 2011 the price is including the VAT and the duty

Château Lafite Rothschild’s second wine, Carruades de Lafite presents similar characteristics to the Grand Vin, but with its own personality linked to a higher proportion of Merlot and to specific plots that are used to produce Carruades. The name comes from the Carruades plateau, a group of plots acquired in 1845 just next to the vines on the Château hilltop.

Tasting notes, Robert Parker, 87-89 points
The 2011 Carruades de Lafite is composed of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Soft berry fruit, underbrush, fresh herb and bay leaf characteristics as well as soft tannins, a velvety texture, and a medium-bodied, slightly superficial, but satisfying style suggest this 2011 should be consumed over the next 10-15 years
GRAPE VARIETIES:
50 to 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 to 50% Merlot, 0 to 5% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

AGEING IN OAK BARRELS:
18 to 20 months, 80% in oak barrels (10% new).

That are the ideal temperatures for wines?
Poor temperature can bias the tasting, the sense of alcohol will be higher when the temperature increases and in the opposite case the intensity of the bouquet will decrease.

In general, we recommend to taste wines at the following temperatures :

16 to 18°C for oak-aged reds,
15 to 17°C for un-oaked reds,
10 to 12°C for whites and rosés,
8 to 10°C for sweet whites
The room temperature also needs to be considered. For example, a wine tasted at 11°C will seem too cold in a really hot climate. It would be better in that case to drink it at 13 or 14°C.

On a practical basis, the white wines should be kept in the fridge before the meal and taken out around 15 to 30 minutes before serving. For the red, they should be stored in a cool room (2°C less than the room temperature) until the moment of serving.
Carruades de Lafite The wine are 75cl bottle size

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