The 2022 Carruades de Lafite, which represents 37% of the production, has a clean and quite crisp bouquet, pure with black cherries and touches of blue fruit, wilted violet petal emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins, fine depth, lightly spiced with touches of pencil lead infusing the black fruit. Quite persistent on the aftertaste.
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2045
Area under vines: 112 hectares
Soils: fine deep gravel, mixed with aeolian sand on a subsoil of tertiary limestone
Average age of the vines: 38 years
Production: 15,000 to 20,000 cases a year
Ageing: 18 to 20 months in 100% new barrels
- Cabernet Sauvignon 80 to 95%
- Merlot 5 to 25%
- Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot 0 to 5%
Vintage 1961: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 1994: 99% Cabernet Sauvignon 1% Petit Verdot
Second wine: Carruades de Lafite
Average Annual Production: 20,000 to 30,000 Cases
- Cabernet Sauvignon 50-70%
- Merlot 30-50%
- Cabernet Franc 0-5%
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