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1985 Lafite Rothschild Lafite Rothschild Bordeaux Pauillac France Still wine

1985 Lafite Rothschild

Lafite Rothschild

90Average Score
flagBordeaux / France
Red

Tasted at the chateau, the 1985 Lafite-Rothschild was the best example of this wine that I have tasted a dozen or so times. It has a beautiful nose that is just classic Lafite. It is still fresh yet understated, stately even, with tobacco and cedar-tinged red berry fruit. It is not a powerful bouquet, but there is something...magnetic about it. The palate is still youthful with fine tannin, like the nose, understated yet very well balanced. The acidity here is perfectly judged with an almost nonchalant finish. You almost miss its virtues - it is just so self-effacing and insouciant. Just a really lovely Lafite-Rothschild at the peak of its powers. Tasted March 2016. Jul 2016, www.robertparker.com

Neal Martin    Score: 93/100

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    Label: Damaged
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