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2022 Carruades de Lafite En Primeur

2022 Carruades de Lafite En Primeur: Released for sale.

We will not be offering 2022 Carruades on general release this year as available stocks have been allocated to buyers in previous vintages.


Landing spring 2025.

All previous offers of 2022 Bordeaux can be found here.



Château Lafite-Rothschild

Producer Profile

Château Lafite-Rothschild

Château Lafite Rothschild takes its name from ‘La Hite’ in Gascon dialect – a term for the gravel mound which forms a key part of the terroir.  Winemaking was first recorded here in 1234, when it was under the ownership of Gombaud de Lafite.  It was owned by the Segur family from the 17th century and in the early 18th century, Nicolas-Alexandre, marquis de Ségur improved winemaking at the château.  Known as the "Wine Prince", he made Lafite famous in wealthy society across Europe.  Lafite itself became known as "The King's Wine", after Maréchal de Richelieu supported it at Court. Famously, Thomas Jefferson visited the estate and bought Lafite throughout his life.

Lafite was classified a first-growth in the 1855 Classification, and it was purchased by the Rothschild family in 1868.  Currently the estate is run by Saskia de Rothschild, daughter of Baron Eric de Rothschild. 

The estate is on the northern end of Pauillac, separated by St Estèphe by the Jalle de Breuil stream.  The complex terroir can be divided into two main areas: the gravel plateau and the Plateau de Carruades, from which the second wine takes its name.  As well as 110 hectares of vines, the estate has 300 hectares of woods and marshes.



RED 2022 Château Lafite 75cl £0 per case of 6 Château Lafite
2022 / / 75cl
£0 per case of 6
Tasting Notes"A blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, the 2022 Lafite Rothschild unwinds in the glass with aromas of dark berries, cassis, sweet soils tones, cigar box and lilac. Medium to full-bodied, it's the most tensile of the first growths this year, with a layered, concentrated but youthfully introverted mid-palate, lively acids and a long, saline finish. It checks in at a rather high pH of 3.85, which belies its incisive profile, from a harvest that extended from August 31 to September 24. 95-97+ points" William Kelley,"A classical Lafite that reminds me of something like the 1986, with its blackcurrant and tobacco character with cedar and hazelnut, but it's so today with its purity and precision. It's really about being Lafite here. Terroir gives great elegance with strength. 99-100 points"

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