Château Lafite Rothschild 'Carruades de Lafite' 2023 (Pre-Arrival)

Château Lafite Rothschild 'Carruades de Lafite' 2023 (Pre-Arrival)

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Bordeaux Futures 2023 estimated arrival Summer 2026

 Appellation: Pauillac

Size: 750mL


95-96 James Suckling

"A savory and juicy Carruades with softness and notes of ripe berry, cedar and dried tobacco. Like Lafite from the 1980s but more precise. Round and pretty. It really grows on the finish with such sweetness of fruit and length. Pointed, fine tannins at the end. Very long. A blend of 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot."

94 Jane Anson

"Medium intensity ruby, fairly austere right now, structured, with the same mint leaf and ink quality as Lafite. The sweet brambled black fruits only come in through the mid palate, this is well paced, unrolls slowly, a serious and concentrated Carruades that has its eye on the future."

91-93 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, the 2023 Carruades de Lafite is lovely, bursting with aromas of minty blackberries, cassis and cigar box, followed by a medium to full-bodied, fleshy and layered palate that's creamy and textural, its generous core of fruit largely concealing its powdery structuring tannins, concluding with a long, resonant finish. (WK)"

92-94 Antonio Galloni for Vinous

"The 2023 Carruades de Lafite is a very pretty, sensual wine that very much captures the personality of the Grand Vin, naturally in a more approachable style. The blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, with no Franc or Petit Verdot. I have to say, there is something very direct about the 2023—something frank that is really evident. I admire its purity. Succulent red plum, spice, cedar, tobacco and a lifting touch of white pepper open first, while beautifully persistent saline undertones extend the finish."

92-94 Wine Independent

"The 2023 Carruades de Lafite is deep garnet-purple in color. After a swirl or two, a beautiful perfume of rose oil and lavender is released, opening out to a classic core of cassis, fresh plums, and pencil lead with a touch of red, iron-rich soil. The light to medium-bodied palate is delicately styled, with compelling vibrancy and nice, ripe, fine-grained tannins supporting the black fruits, finishing long and fragrant. This is very pretty! The blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, with pH 3.70. The alcohol is 13.2%. (LPB)."

Important information to note:

Given the recent lifting of tariffs, 2023 Bordeaux Futures are offered assuming no charges due to tariffs.  Should tariffs be in place at the time the of importation into the US, added costs as a result of the tariffs will be the responsibility of the buyer. Shipping will be collected at the time of delivery in 2026.