CHÂTEAU LAFFITTE CARCASSET 2012
Ref : 486690
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 53.30 € / liter
3 product(s) soldsince yesterday
- Keeping level 2022
- Service temperature °
Our oenologists' opinion
Dark garnet colour with brick tints, limpid and shiny. Open nose with a bouquet of nutmeg and civet, hints of eucalyptus and cocoa. Supple attack, satiny, tannins made, good balance, character on spices, roasting and red fruit gratin. Spicy finish, elegant, beautiful finesse, persistence on notes of coffee and tobacco.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
Château Laffitte Carcasset was founded by Jean Laffitte in 1759 at "le Carcasset" in Saint-Estèphe. Located in the heart of the appellation and its Grands Crus Classés, the vineyard is on the gravelly plateau near the Gironde estuary.
Domain and appellation
CHÂTEAU LAFFITTE CARCASSET
Château Laffitte Carcasset now belongs to the Rousseau family.
- Terroir & viticulture: 35 hectares, Garonne gravel soil on a clay and limestone subsoil, manual and machine harvesting, plot selection, optical sorting.
- Vinification & Maturing: Traditional vinification, aged 12 months in oak barrels, 30% new barrels.
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 60%
- Merlot : 35%
- Cabernet Franc : 5%