Château Laffitte Carcasset 2016: a harmonious and concentrated Saint-Estèphe
Château Laffitte Carcasset is a Cru Bourgeois from the Saint-Estèphe appellation from a 30-hectare vineyards with vines averaging 30 years of age. The vines benefit from a soil made up of Garonne gravel and clay-limestone subsoil. The wine is aged in barrels for 12 months. The Château Laffitte Carcasset 2016 blend is 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 6% press wine.
At tasting, Château Laffitte Carcasset 2016 develops fruity (black fruit, red plum) and oaky (cedar) aromas. The tannins are crunchy and pleasant in the mouth. The Château Laffitte Carcasset 2016 is a harmonious wine revealing a beautiful concentration and a well-integrated oak.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Chateau Laffitte Carcasset offers attractive cedar infused black fruit on the nose, hints of red plum following just behind, quite detailed with abundant fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin that exert a gentle grip, a masculine Saint Estephe that is harmonious and focused, the finish testifying that just the right amount of oak was employed. Great job here!