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Carruades de Lafite Pauillac  - 2012750ml add to my favourites Share

Origin: France Region:Bordeaux

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Carruades de Lafite Pauillac 2012 is soft,round and smooth. It develops aromas of vanilla and graphite,coupled with red fruits,blackcurrant.This wine will match perfectly with Beef,Lamb or Poultry.

  • Color:Red - deep purple 
  • Region:Bordeaux -Pauillac
  • Country: France 
  • Vintage:2012 
  • Grade:AOP 
  • Content:750ml 
  • Grape Varieties: 56% Cabernet Sauvignon -  38% Merlot -  3.5% Cabernet Franc 
  • Tasting Note: vanilla, graphite, red fruits, blackcurrant 
  • Alcohol:12.5 %
  • Recommendation:use a carafe 
  • Serving Temperature:17-18°C 
  • Retaining Level:drink within 10 years 


Food Matching

gravy & meat sauce roast rack of Lamb shanks duck hard cheese

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General information


Carruades de Lafite Pauillac is a wine from Bordeaux,region of France ,Bordeaux vineyard is covering almost all the Gironde department is known for the excellent environment for growing wines. This vineyard offers a wide wine assortment with very specific characteristics. The Garonne river defines the main sub-division of the region. On the right bank, the regions of Blaye-Libournais and Entre-Deux-Mers. On the left bank, Graves, Medoc and Sauterne.


Carruades de Lafite Pauillac is located in Bordeaux's sub-region of Pauillac ,The Pauillac AOC is located on the left bank of the Gironde and take advantage from the exceptional climatic and geological conditions, allowing it to produce great wines. Capital of the Medoc wine, Pauillac port city gave its name to the appellation. The AOC has three wines in the first five Grands Crus of 1855 Lafite Rothschild, Latour and Mouton Rothschild. On its 1200 hectares of vineyards, Pauillac annually produces 54,000 hectoliters of red wines. Mouton-Rothschild also produces a white wine. Pauillac is a jewel of the Médoc, it has indeed 18 Crus representing 85% of its production. The land is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon assembled Merlot and to a lesser extent Petit Verdot and Malbec. Experts agree that the Cabernet Sauvignon has here found its terroir. Pauillac mouth is full, rich, creamy, highlighted by a thin frame and tight bodied tannins. The aging of these wines is exceptional: they have a great aging potential, 15 to 25 years to see some great wines. Over the years, the tannins become rounder and aromas open, the wine is less aggressive and more and more delicate keeping their power.


  • Cabernet Sauvignon(56%)  
    One of the most cultivated grape variety in the world. Often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, it is grown in nearly every wine producing country, thanks to its hardy constitution. It can be identified by its thick skin and some low yields. In a blend, Cabernet-Sauvignon brings tannins, structure and acidity, which are the keys to a perfect aging process. Californian Nappa Valley has espacially well worked this varietal, which is the main factor of its extrordinary recognition and success. Known for its vegetal flavors such as mint and eucalyptus, Cabernet Sauvignon can turn a wine with herbaceous dominances if harvested too green.
  • Merlot(38%)  
    It is the most representative grape of Bordeaux, covering 60% of the vineyard. It is found mainly in the Libournais, on the "right bank" of the Garonne, especially in Saint Emilion and Pomerol. This grape is easily exportable thanks to its adaptability to different soils. It matures very quickly on gravelly soils, but it is clay soils of Pomerol and Saint-Emilion that fit it best. There, the fruit is expressed all in delicacy, offering floral notes of violet, peony, and of black and red fruits. Among all Bordeaux varieties, Merlot is the one which offers roundness and smoothness to the wine. Over time, these flavors evolve towards undergrowth aromas, marked by mushrooms, truffles, tobacco and even old leather.
  • Cabernet Franc(3.5%)  


Chateau Lafite-Rothschild is one of the Bordeaux First Growths in Pauillac, and possesses a long history of exceptional quality. In the 17th century, the vineyards were owned by Alexandre de Segur, also proprietor of Chateau Latour. After the French revolution, the chateau was purchased by several Dutch merchants before the current owners, the Rothschild family, acquired it in 1868.


Chateau Lafite Rothschild's second wine, Carruades de Lafite presents similar characteristics to the Grand Vin, but with its own personality linked to a higher proportion of Merlot and to specific plots that are used to produce Carruades. The name comes from the Carruades plateau, a group of plots acquired in 1845 just next to the vines on the Chateau hilltop.