Chateau-Laffitte-Carcasset Saint Estèphe 2018 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Chateau-Laffitte-Carcasset Saint Estèphe 2018 750ml
SKU: 13361

Chateau-Laffitte-Carcasset Saint Estèphe 2018

  • d93
  • v92
  • we92
  • spw92
  • js91
  • ws89

750ml
$34.99
Save $7.10 (20%)
$27.89

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Pair with braised lamb shank, grilled pork chops, hard and soft cheeses.
Decanter
  • d93

Good complexity on the nose, chocolate, cherries, plums and blackcurrants. Succulent straight away, it makes you suck your cheeks in, the tannins are abundant and fill the mouth but with a soft, juicy chewiness that's really pleasant. I really like this density, it feels full without being too much - all in balance. A really enjoyable wine, good to have with food and will age well continuing to integrate and soften, but I like its fruit-forward confidence right now. A bit of milk chocolate sweetness, some chalkiness and then a herbal element too - everything you need in a good claret! with typicity and approachability. Top value too. Drinking Window 2023 - 2033.

Vinous
  • v92

The 2018 Laffitte-Carcasset is gorgeous, just as it was from barrel. This mid-weight Saint-Estèphe impresses with its nuance and delineation. Bright red fruit, iron, menthol, anise, cedar and rose petal lend uncommon complexity, while fine grained tannins give the wine proportion and drive. This polished, under the radar gem is a real delight. Laffitte-Carcasset is an especially delicate wine for the appellation.

Wine Enthusiast
  • we92

The estate on the plateau of Saint-Estèphe is well situated to produce this rich, full-bodied wine. Broad tannins give the dry core essential for aging. They are balanced by black-currant fruits from the 50% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. It will age well; drink from 2025.

Station Plaza Wine
  • spw92

Rock solid for the price. Dry, fresh and summery. Went great with a lasagna and a salad.

James Suckling
  • js91

Blackcurrants, brambleberries, walnut husks, dried leaves and dark spices on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with firm, tight-grained tannins. Fresh and structured. Crushed stone comes through in the aftertaste. Better from 2024.

Wine Spectator
  • ws89

Gently steeped plum and black currant fruit is mixed with a handful of savory, dark olive and bay accents, ending with a brushstroke of warm earth on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2030.

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