Carruades de Lafite 2023

Format : a case of 6 bottles (0.75 L)

€135.00 / bottle (0.75 L)

JS (96-100)

Second wine of Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1er Grand cru classe

Assemblage 2023
60% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot

In-Stock En-Primeur (delivery in early 2026)









Chateau Lafite-Rothschild





Bottle size

0.75 L


a case of 6 Bottles (0.75 L)

Description of Carruades de Lafite 2023:

“Carruades de Lafite: The second wine of the prestigious Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Carruades de Lafite 2023 presents itself in a deep purple color. The nose is wonderfully fruity and complex, with aromas of red currant, raspberry, cocoa, and vanilla. The palate is full-bodied, with good tension. The tannins are silky, perfectly complementing the dominant red fruit aroma. The long, delicate finish leaves a lovely fruity impression on the palate.” – Marie, Oenologist Premium Grands Crus – April 2023

Carruades or Running two Hares at once

Defining the right harvest dates for the Lafite parcels was one of the challenges of the vintage. Some of the Cabernet came before the Merlot, in a duet dance where the two grape varieties relied on each other to help us define the ripeness and profile of the wine. We would taste the berries of one, then the other, to decide when the plots would be ready.

The result? In our quest to create a great Carruades that reflects its vintage story, this year’s Carruades is not a blend of four varieties. It consists only of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, each telling its complementary story.

In the end, we managed to catch both these hares at the right time. This year, “Caudeyrac,” a legendary plot on the Lafite plateau, gives our Carruades a more Pauillac character than ever.

For aging, we are experimenting with the use of wooden vats from our historic vinification vat-house for part of our Carruades blend.

Harvest 7 to 29 September.

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