Wonderfrul berry and tobacco character, with chocolate and cedar. Full-bodied, yet elegant and silky. Beautifully long. This is always outstanding, but sometimes overlooked. '89/'90 Bordeaux non-blind horizontal. Drink now.
Big nose, with lots of berry fruit (blackcurrant, red cherry), rhubarb, and barnyard. Shows a touch of oxidation, but the fruit is still strong. Palate is funky and barnyardy, with a slick texture, strong acid, and intense tannin. Flavours of horse hair and sweaty saddle, with fragrant notes of cassis, forest floor, and peppercorn.
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(Lafite Rothschild) The 1989 Lafite Rothschild was classic with its cedar and cassis combination, and hints of oatmeal and sugar rounded out its nose. Again, that water showed up on the palate, although the Lafite did come across a touch fuller and more balanced than the Margaux. Its acidity was still long (93).
(Lafite-Rothschild) had a perfumed, lavender edge with the usual carob and nut. It was very classic in many regards and quite expressive and showy at the age of sixteen. It was the most expressive so far, in fact. It had great balance and nice acidity and some additional flavors of stone and green bean
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