Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Premier Gr. Cru Classé Bordeaux 1978

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Beautiful deep-garnet color, with classic Médoc flavors of plum, spice, earth and mineral. Tannic, well-balanced, mouth-filling, chewy in its inten... Read more

This wine is distinctively herbaceous and cedary, with surprisingly high acidity, and aggressive tannin in the finish. Its medium garnet color and ... Read more

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/25/2011

Beautiful deep-garnet color, with classic Médoc flavors of plum, spice, earth and mineral. Tannic, well-balanced, mouth-filling, chewy in its intensity but needs time. Drinkable now, but probably better to wait until about 1998.--Lafite Rothschild ve... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1978 Lafite-Rothschild 1500ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/13/2011

This wine is distinctively herbaceous and cedary, with surprisingly high acidity, and aggressive tannin in the finish. Its medium garnet color and smoky, roasted herb-scented nose are followed by a wine with good fruit on the attack, but an angular, ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1978 Lafite-Rothschild 1500ml


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nose: real long and elegant nose of tobbacco, leather, pencil shavings, and hints of black currant taste: very nice elgant feel with that bit of oomph that lafite can have with tobbacco, leather, and sour cranberry overall: very nice. This one still has some good life to it and has been stored pretty well. Good feel on the palate it was nice to see how this held up as I had a bunch of vinegar and tomato juice wines at the tasting before this. Nice and long finish with good elegance on the palate

nose: real long and elegant nose of tobbacco, leather, pencil shavings, and hints of black currant taste: very nice elgant feel with that bit of oomph that lafite can have with tobbacco, leather, and sour cranberry overall: very nice. This one still has some good life to it and has been stored pretty well. Good feel on the palate it was nice to see how this held up as I had a bunch of vinegar and tomato juice wines at the tasting before this. Nice and long finish with good elegance on the palate

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