Recent tasts of '99 Carruades des Lafite? - Printable Version

+- WineBoard (
+-- Forum: TASTING NOTES & WINE SPECIFIC FORUMS (/forumdisplay.php?fid=200)
+--- Forum: Bordeaux (/forumdisplay.php?fid=18)
+--- Thread: Recent tasts of '99 Carruades des Lafite? (/showthread.php?tid=5885)

- rgreenberg2000 - 08-31-2006 03:43 PM

I have been aging a case of this wine in my dad's cellar and was thinking that now would be a good time to open the first bottle (since I have a case, I won't be too disappointed if it's too early.) Since I just discovered this place, thought I'd throw it out to the Bordeaux types here and see if anyone has recently tasted a bottle of '99 Carruades??

Thanks in advance for any input....and, if there is none, I'll provide mine when I get to it. [img][/img]


- Innkeeper - 08-31-2006 03:50 PM

I'd hang on until at least next year, but if you can't wait give it a shot. Definitely decant with lots of air and let it set for an hour.

- winoweenie - 08-31-2006 04:49 PM

Had a b ottle of this 3 weeks ago and must say this dog can hunt. Still needs another 6-12 but will, as IK ventured, show well with 1-1&2 hours in a decanter. Good Juice! Ww

- rgreenberg2000 - 08-31-2006 04:58 PM

Thank you, gents, for your replies. I tend to be a somewhat impatient person, but I have a few older Leoville Bartons that I can do damage to while I wait....