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1982 Lafite Rothschild Lafite Rothschild Bordeaux Pauillac France Still wine

1982 Lafite Rothschild

Lafite Rothschild

96Average Score
flagBordeaux / France
Red

This is a denser version of the 1990 that stylistically reminds me of what the young 1959 probably tasted like. Still backward with a deep ruby/plum color revealing only a touch of lightening at the edge, the wine offers up an extraordinary nose of caramelized herbs, smoke, cedar, pen ink, black currants, and earth. The gorgeous aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, plump, rich, fleshy wine with low acidity. With 6-8 hours decanting in a closed decanter, it will offer beautiful drinking, but it needs another 5-8 years to reach full maturity. It is capable of lasting 50-60 years. This classic Lafite is not as fat and concentrated as the 1982 Latour, nor as complex or concentrated as the 1982 Mouton Rothschild, but it is a winner all the same. Release price: ($350.00/case) Jun 2009, www.robertparker.com

Robert Parker    Score: 97/100

Bts-0 Immediate | 7 Marketplace£2,940.00
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    Capsule: Damaged
0 Immediate | 2 Marketplace£2,712.00
Bts-4 Immediate | 1 MarketplaceDuty Paid£2,940.00
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