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    Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982
    Pauillac
    6htal, 1tal, 1ll, 1sos, 1spc
    Bottle (12)
    "Rather bluer than the Latour 1982. Quite a youthful looking crimson. Lightish very mineral nose without that much evolution. Very delicate mouthfeel. No observable tannin until the very, very end of the palate. Very fresh and delicate and somehow 'pointed'. Not heavy with a little bit of acidity but all in all closer to the Latour than in most vintages. Dry finish." (18.5pts JR, Nov 2010)

    "The 1982 Lafite-Rothschild can be a variable performer. There was a period when it was dwarfed by Latour. However, two recent bottles demonstrate a wine that perhaps has just taken 30+ years to reach its zenith. The bouquet is very intense with blackberry, cedar, graphite and hints of morels, gathering momentum in the glass, perhaps with just a touch more VA than its peers. The palate is medium-bodied and very fresh, lively and tensile with a fine thread of acidity. There is more cohesion and finesse than bottles encountered a decade ago, and a delicate but firm structure that frames the pure blackberry and cedar notes on the sustained finish. Wonderful." (97 pts. Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2011
    6th Friday
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