1989 Château Lafite Rothschild

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Friday, December 7, 2012 - The second of a 4 bottle mini-vertical of Lafite, the difference from the 1990 version was obvious. The '89 is much more backward, coarse, tannic and powerful. It slowly opened to reveal a mineral and gravel like sense and finally the blackcurrant flavor appeared. This is nowhere near ready unlike to easygoing 1990 but it may well last longer when it finally matures if all the elements harmonize properly.

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