Excellent. Was so pleased with the condition of this bottle. It was enjoyed as a combo "Dad's Retirement" and my 40th birthday Dinner. Musty at first but that blew off fairly quickly to reveal telltale nose of Lafite. Super supple on the palate. A really enjoyable experience.
To celebrate his birthday, Danny opened an aged gem for us. Soft and almost completely soaked cork, brownish color reveals the matured nature of the 75 Lafite. The wine still possesses the elegance and balance it's renowned for. However, it seems this bottle has reached its peak and carried a slight bit of oxidized notes. All the tertiary notes are comforting.
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(Lafite-Rothschild) had a touch of must to its nose that lessened with time, translating into sweet soy fruit laced with brown sugar. The wine was gritty and round, yet less complex than other bottles that I have had. The palate was a touch musty as well, but its tannins were the most noticeable so far. I think this bottle was affected a little by cork issues as well as possible heat exposure, although each in a slight way