1996, Carruades Lafite

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

(Priced at per bottle)


Score: 86 - 88

Drinking Dates: 2000-2020

Critic: Robert Parker

Tasted: 23-Feb-1998

The 1999 Carruades de Lafite is made in the style of its bigger sibling. It reveals graphite, lead pencil, black currant, and cedary aromas, medium body, sweet glycerin, and a gorgeously expansive texture and palate. The wine is long and Lafite-like, and is unbelievably impressive. Anticipated maturity, 2003-2015.