ITEM 49355

2003 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Carruades de Lafite Pauillac

$299.98

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Wine Rating:

93WS 91WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2003

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-pauillac

Variety

bordeaux blend

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Wine Spectator: 93 points

Aromas of sweet tobacco, berry and chocolate follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a medium finish. Slightly hollow midpalate but very nicely done. Best after 2007. 20,000 cases made. ?JS

Review Date: March 2006

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 91 points

There are 20,000 cases of the gorgeous 2003 Carruades de Lafite. Despite record heat in June, July and August, this wine only hit 12.8% alcohol, which seems modest compared to the higher alcohol levels of 2009 and 2010. A final blend of 50% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc has resulted in a second wine with a Lafite Rothschild-like character, plenty of creme de cassis, cedarwood and graphite notes as well as a supple, lush texture. It has reached full maturity where it should remain for another 5-10 years.

Review Date: August 2014