1982 Ch. Lafite Rothschild  97+ WA
1982 Ch. Lafite Rothschild  97+ WA bottle1 bottle2 bottle2 1982 Ch. Lafite Rothschild  97+ WA 1982 Ch. Lafite Rothschild  97+ WA

1982 Ch. Lafite Rothschild 97+ WA

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. 

 

3 btls available. All excellent condition



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