International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 103
($295-$306) Medium red. Rather unforthcoming nose hints at redcurrant and cedar, along with a faint herbaceousness. Strong in extract and high in acidity, but today the wine flesh and fruit are dominated by its structure and grip. A marginally disappointing showing for Lafite, in which herbaceous hints and lack of flesh give the wine a slightly disjointed character. I would like to have found greater mid-palate verve.
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Author: Jancis Robinson
Ruby and not that dense. A little bit of brett? Sweet but also quite chewy. This seemed very ripe but not crystal clear. Tough in some ways but with some lusciousness too. I thought it was a Pauillac 1982 but didn't, as with the other two wines served blind with it, get that it was a first growth.
Author: James Suckling
A graceful wine with cedar, berry and cherry aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a succulent, sweet fruit finish.
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 11/13/2011
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 02/27/2010
Trust Rating: 77
Tasted On: 12/01/1980
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