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Community Tasting Notes (25) Avg Score: 92.4 points

  • Pulled the cork three hours before and decanted immediately before drinking. A memorable wine, and it's a good thing because the 62 Latour we opened next to this was completely oxidized. This one is in a tertiary place, with but bare wisps of structure holding it together, and sweet, gentle, stewed fruited seeping out over the sides. The label says 11% alcohol, which feels right - the body is light/medium at best, and the wine feels agile still, like an athletic old dude who still rides his bike every day. Okay the wine isn't as complex as I'm sure other greater vintages of this wine are. But this was a beautiful old wine and a special treat.

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  • Browning with amber edges. Nose of maple, fall leaves, and raw brown sugar. Black teas, damp tobacco, tertiary. Not as maderized as the '45 but not as complex and intriguing either. Maybe a lousy bottle and obviously nowhere near the '61.

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  • Second bottle in a month, this one with a much better level, almost into the neck. Wonderful mid ruby colour, little brick undertones. Wonderful nose, good red fruit, again leather and earth/moss coming through. What a pleasure on the palate, incredible elegance and complexity, great lenght, the quintessence of old Bordeaux savoir faire. A great partner with wagyu beef filet.

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  • The level was mid shoulder, so I had a backup bottle ready as I was certain that this one would have been off. When I poured the wine however I began to raise my hopes as the colour was just right for this wine and age, still pale ruby red with hints of brick. When I approached the glass to my nose I smiled, as fortunately the wine was perfect, with some red fruit coming through mixed with leather and earth. On the palate the Lafite was liquid velvet, smooth, elegant, burgundy like, with good length and finish. A real surprise given the look of the bottle, perfect with a wagyu beef entrecôte.

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  • Still alive great perfumed nose. Drinking very balanced good fruit. Great acid.

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