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1979 Lafite Rothschild Lafite Rothschild Bordeaux Pauillac France Still wine

1979 Lafite Rothschild

Lafite Rothschild

87Average Score
flagBordeaux / France
Red

I overrated this wine when it was young, and have not been as pleased with its evolution in the bottle. The wine has retained a cool climate high acidity, giving it a more compressed personality than I had envisioned. The color remains a dark ruby/garnet, but the nose has taken on a more vegetal, earthy note to go along with the new oak and sweet red and black currant personality. The wine's crisp acidity keeps its tannic edge aggressive. There is already some amber at the edge of the wine's color. Anticipated maturity: Now-2012. Last tasted 10/97 Jan 1998, www.robertparker.com

Robert Parker    Score: 87/100

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