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1979 Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pauillac - Red - First Growth

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France - Bordeaux - Pauillac

Red Bordeaux Blend - First Growth
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Chateau Lafite-Rothschild is one of the Bordeaux First Growths in Pauillac, and possesses a long history of exceptional quality. In the 17th century, the vineyards were owned by Alexandre de Segur, also proprietor of Chateau Latour. After the French revolution, the chateau was purchased by several Dutch merchants before the current owners, the... More »

Drink Dates
Comm: 1992-2004 VF: 1995-2012

Author Vivek M61
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Tasted On 09/14/2008
Drink Dates 2008


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Author TheKid
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Tasted On 09/01/2008
Drink Dates 1990-2004

Very muted nose and flavors; exhibits classic Bordeaux qualities and hints at deep complexity, but lacks strength. Seems well beyond its prime in late 2008.

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Author Charles
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90%
Tasted On 03/01/2008
Drink Dates 1995-2005

Black cherry, smoky, just about lost its fruit and a bit past its prime, astingit....perhaps a bad bottle, but you never know. I drank this along side of the 1979 Mouton which was far superior to this 1979 Lafite.

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