James Suckling 92 pts: "Pretty density and flavor for Carruades in this less than perfect year. Shows tobacco, cream and chocolate aromas and flavors with black currants. Full to medium body, fresh finish."
Decanter 90 pts: "Lovely Lafite fragrance on the nose and almost crunchy fruit on the palate, no hint of a poor vintage, quite forward for Carruades."
Wine Enthusiast 90 pts: "This second wine of Lafite Rothschild is packed with acidity, nervy black currant fruits and extreme freshness. It’s a light wine, all fruit and only hints of tannin and structure."