8th of 24, decanted an hour, perfect cork and level - not as good a showing as my June 14 note, all the qualities of that note but more youthful, tighter and more austere, classic fantail and very long and silky, I suspect another couple of years will get it singing again. Very fine (18.5/20).
Medium garnet. The nose is as typical Pauillac as it gets: pencil shavings, cigar box, red berries and cherries and only hints of leather and barnyard adding complexity. On the palate it is medium-bodied, satiny-textured and perfectly balanced. Long aftertaste. Already approachable, will continue offering drinking plrasure for another 20 years.
Medium garnet color. On the nose it is a classic top Bordeaux which enters maturity with nuances of cedar, pencil shavings, flowers, blackcurrant and even cherry fruit. Exquisite and very fine and then you taste the wine and suddenly get what it's all about: ethereal lightness, elegance, finesse... A satiny liquid that caressess the senses and delivers effortlessly... Where others have to shout, Lafite whispers and is heard...
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