1982 Lafite Rothschild – 750 mL

USD 2,859.00

1982 Lafite Rothschild – This is a denser version of the 1990 that stylistically reminds me of what the young 1959 probably tasted like… (See Notes) – This small lot is a part of an outstanding charity fundraiser. 100% of the proceeds of these bottles will be i… (See Provenance)

Robert Parker Score: 97

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Tasting Notes

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.

Provenance

This small lot is a part of an outstanding charity fundraiser. 100% of the proceeds of these bottles will be in support of Cystic Fibrosis.

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