2000 Carruades de Lafite

Another deep ruby coloured wine with ruby rim and legs. It gives medium nose of blackcurrant, mint, cedar, cigar box, fresh black cherry with trace of smoke, quite subtle. It is dry, medium acidity and alcohol. The tannin is soft and silky at medium level. On palate, quite intense flavours of blackcurrant, cedar, cigar box, pencil shaving with trace of earth. Fairly long length with cherry and cedar finish. (92)

Tasted on 30 Oct 2011