Carruades de Lafite Pauillac 2000
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pauillac|
|Brand||Carruades de Lafite|
An exceptional 2000 vintage, with deep color. It has an intense bouquet recalling blackberries and licorice, a supple and corpulent palate, with tight tannins and long finish.
"Wonderfully ripe and decadent, with tobacco, meat and ripe berry aromas, with hints of currants. Full-bodied, and very velvety, with unctuous fruit flavors. Long and exotic aftertaste. Terrific wine. Second wine of Lafite Rothschild. Best after 2010. 2,375 cases made."
"A brilliant second wine, the 2000 Carruades de Lafite (51.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42.3% Merlot, 4.9% Cabernet Franc, and 1.4% Petit Verdot), aged in 10-15% new French oak, shows wonderfully sweet lead pencil shavings intermixed with an elegant black cherry and cassis nose. A wine of tremendous purity, medium body, and the tell-tale Lafite elegance, this is a gorgeous wine to drink now and over the next 12-15 years."