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Chateau Lafite Pauillac 1975
92 points Robert Parker: The 1975 is a powerful Lafite, and troublesome bottles tend to reveal more tannin and funkiness than others, which have a roasted character, combined with a gravelly, mineral underpinning. As this wine has aged, it appears to be less of a sure bet. In most cases, it has been an outstanding wine, as the bottle tasted in December suggested. The aromatics indicate the wine is fully mature, but the tough tannin level clearly underscores the dark side of the 1975 vintage. This wine will undoubtedly last for another 30+ years, but I am not sure the fruit will hold. It is a perplexing wine that may still turn out to be an exceptional Lafite. Last tasted 2/96.
I am no wine expert but found this vint to be dry, clean with a woodsy slightly peppery flavor. I only wish I had found a case of Chateau Lafite instead of the one. I enjoyed it last night with friends and Italian food. We were all impressed.
External Reviews for Chateau Lafite Pauillac
A pungent-smelling wine, with vegetal flavors and very little appeal. Could be corky. Another bottle was better, but overripe in character.--Lafite Rothschild vertical. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1975 Lafite-Rothschild 750ml