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Château Lafite Premiere Cru Classé Pauillac Good Label U/s-T/s France Bordeaux-Still Red 1982

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Berry Bros & Rudd review: <br/> A true classic. Intense crimsom to garnet red in colour and a tight compact nose of rich concentrated ripe fruits, bubbled cream and liquorice. Wonderfully harmonious on the palate with svelte tannins, fine concentration and a finish that lasts and lasts.<br/><br/>

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Château Lafite Rothschild:
  Chateau Lafite Rothschild grew from a 180 acre winery to a massive company spanning multiple countries and producing 35,000 cases of wine annually. When Baron James de Rothschild purchased Chateau Lafite on August 8th, 1868, he was purchasing land that was already full of history. According to the 1855 classification, Chateau Lafite was ranked among the first among the First Growths,... Read more
  Chateau Lafite Rothschild grew from a 180 acre winery to a massive company spanning multiple countries and producing 35,000 cases of wine annually. When Baron James de Rothschild purchased Chateau Lafite on August 8th, 1868, he was purchasing land that was already full of history. According to the 1855 classification, Chateau Lafite was ranked among the first among the First Growths, meaning that it made the best, most expensive wine at the time. Though James de Rothschild didn’t live long enough to see his winery prosper, since he died just three months after founding the chateau, his offspring have preserved the chateau’s high standing for generations. The winery’s first major purchase took place in 1962, when they bought the dying Chateau Duhart-Milton. By that time, the once-thriving vineyard had only 42 acres to its name, but Chateau Lafite Rothschild breathed new life into the property, upgrading the equipment and replanting much of the vines. 1984 marked the start of a long chain of purchases, with Chateau Rieussec in 1984, Vina Los Vascos, in Chile, in 1988, and Chateau l’Evangile in 1990. By 1999, they began restoring the Aussieres Estate, a massive 1,500 acre plot, and in 2008 they announced plans to create a winery in Penglai, China. After all this, Baron Eric de Rothschild, the current owner of the estate, continues to look forward toward the future, with new markets, like China, just over the horizon. Read less

Member Reviews for Château Lafite Premiere Cru Classé Pauillac Good Label U/s-T/s France Bordeaux-Still Red

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Snooth User: joss
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5.00 5
06/05/2008

i've had the ridiculous luck of having this wine twice in 2 years in france with my family. both occasions were singular experiences in wine tasting. one bottle we had with nothing but a fresh baguette and cheeses from la seneri. the way this wine complemented the exquisite roquefort only enhanced one the other. this wine and the '86 were as good i ever could imagine wine could be.


Snooth User: Chopine104
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4.50 5
03/13/2008

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External Reviews for Château Lafite Premiere Cru Classé Pauillac Good Label U/s-T/s France Bordeaux-Still Red

External Review
Source: SoDivin
05/20/2009

1er Cru Classé


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Broad, complex and harmonious, sweet and a mite pruny, but it cascades with cedary, earthy cherry flavors.--1982 Bordeaux horizontal. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1982 Lafite-Rothschild 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Magnificent, complex aromas of cedar, spice and currant swirl elegantly through the lean frame. Exudes class and silky finesse as it builds toward the finish... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1945 Lafite-Rothschild 750ml


External Review
Source: SoDivin
07/10/2009

1er Cru ClassŽ


External Review
05/15/2010

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.


External Review
05/06/2010

Intense dark red color. Ripe fruity fresh and especially fine nose. Delicate on entry and offering its typical magical touch the wine is refined with vibrant aromas and a normal body. Melting on the palate and finishing tasty long with refined tannins. Very elegant. Jean-Marc Quarin - www.quarin.com


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/25/2010

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 c... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1982 Lafite-Rothschild 1500ml



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Berry Bros & Rudd review: <br/> A true classic. Intense crimsom to garnet red in colour and a tight compact nose of rich concentrated ripe fruits, bubbled cream and liquorice. Wonderfully harmonious on the palate with svelte tannins, fine concentration and a finish that lasts and lasts.<br/><br/>

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