Château Lafite Rothschild Carruades de Lafite Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

9.06 ratings on Delectable
$699

The 1995 Lafite-Rothschild (only one-third of the harvest made it into the final blend) is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Franc. The wine was showing spectacularly well when I tasted it in November, 1997. It exhibits a dark ruby purple color, and a sweet, powdered mineral, smoky, weedy cassis-scented nose. Beautiful sweetness of fruit is present in this medium-bodied, tightly-knit, but gloriously pure, well-delineated Lafite. The 1995 is not as powerful or as massive as the 1996, but it is beautifully made with outstanding credentials, in addition to remarkable promise. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2028. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Jonathan Maltus Delectable Pro

Great / best of the evening.

Great / best of the evening.

9.2

DeLaine Emmert

How can you go wrong with a 95 Lafitte!

How can you go wrong with a 95 Lafitte!

9.2

Richard Gross

Good depth, nice but fading fruit. Forest floor, earthy, a hint of cigar box. A little past its prime but a great example of a well aged 1995 pauillac.

Good depth, nice but fading fruit. Forest floor, earthy, a hint of cigar box. A little past its prime but a great example of a well aged 1995 pauillac.

8.7

Andrew Holloway Delectable Pro

Whoa

Whoa

8.8