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Carruades de Lafite 1996

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4 3 £120.00 1343 days ago
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closed 12/10/2015, 03:50 PM

Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 1996 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Question Mark Grape variety:

Mainly from young vines and the north-facing plots across the main road from the Château. Dark ruby with some age. Aristocratic fragrance. Lovely build with real freshness and fruit concentration. Far too good for the prices charged then for Carruades! Really subtle and Lafite-like. Racy. This is a really lovely wine for current drinking. Anyone who bought it en primeur should feel so proud of themselves. Jancis Robinson (9/2011)

The 1996, a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot, may turn out to be the finest Carruades I have ever tasted. It possesses as much power, ripeness, and fleshy fruit (because of the high percentage of Merlot) as I have ever detected in this offering. ...It is a beautifully made wine with a subtle dosage of toasty new oak, an appealing texture, and excellent length. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2/1998)

Aromas of currant and cigar box. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a medium finish. Wine Spectator (2007)

Other details

From a private cellar.
Excellent condition.

Shipping details


Payment methods: cheque and bank transfer
Returns policy: none
The wine can be collected: From postcode SN15, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Royal Mail
Shipping paid by: buyer
Cost of delivery: £15.00 within the UK
Delivers to UK and Singapore
Other countries delivered to: Worldwide
Insurance options: Included in postage.


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