1989 Château Lafite Rothschild

Community Tasting Note


94 Points

Saturday, June 30, 2012 - Drank side by side with the 1990. Opened and decanted 1 hour. Initially, the two were very similar, and that remained. Inital perfume was stong and a heady concoction of graphite, cedar, rose peatals and violet. However, the 1989 opened and softened more, developing into a lovely, but not overwhelming wine. Both lack a richness and mouth coating power that I expect. The 89 was more feminine, softer and riper, the 1990 more masculine, structured and mineral

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