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  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Killers, 2/5/2010 95 points

    (Chateau Lafite Rothschild) The last flight was upon us, and my notes were a bit briefer. We had to start gathering everyone’s votes and then tally them, so I rushed through this flight a bit more than the others. The first wine was a classic and great. It was all about the cedar, supported by morning cereal, yeast and even a hint of coconut. Its palate had excellent citric tension, and it was nice to see a good show for the ‘house’ wine, so to speak, as this was the 1990 Chateau Lafite Rothschild (95).
  • By John Kapon
    An Evening of Lafite-Rothschild, 8/15/2005 95 points

    (Lafite-Rothschild) had a beautiful nose, classic yet with good stink. This wine has always been one of Clive Coates' wines of the vintage, and this bottle did not disappoint. The mouthfeel was rich; this was a high density wine. The palate was full of chalk, minerals, slate, hay and black fruits. It is an undervalued Lafite
  • By John Kapon
    A Mega 1990 Bordeaux Tasting with Clive, 3/21/2005 95 points

    (Lafite) the forgotten First Growth of the vintage (we.re not even going to count Mouton). The nose was mild, very shy besides touches of peanut, cedar, cassis, pencil and marijuana. There was ripeness and richness on the palate, length to the finish and great breed. Clive loved this wine, giving it 19 ½ , saying that the wine was .backwards without being closed or adolescent&marvelous balance&this is what First Growths are all about..
  • By John Kapon
    Hanging with Mr. Parker and Mr. Squires in Baltimore and D.C, 2/21/2005 92 points

    (Lafite) was a bit overmatched after the Lafleur, a bit stinky yet classic with its pencil, carob and cedar. The wine was not as layered as others and had dry tannins . still very good but not great
  • By John Kapon
    The European Grand Jury, Vegas Style, 1/16/2005 86 points

    (Lafite) The final wine of the flight was corked, although one could find traces of cinnamon, cedar, minerals and smoke behind it, but the wine was unpure. The corked quality masked the palate, and normally I would DQ this wine, but since we were obligated to score the wine,

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