Bordal chez RPB (Margaux, Cheval Blanc, Lafite...) (Vessy): Couleur grenat sombre. Le nez ne s'est jamais vraiment livré bien que la dégustation a duré plus de 3 heures. En bouche, le vin est plutôt rectiligne, austère, boisé, avec une petite touche d'astringence. La longueur est bonne. La note est plutôt pour le potentiel que pour le plaisir (quasiment absent) actuel. J'ai noté pomerol...
Pre Davos Wine Forum tasting (Zumikon, Switzerland): Lots of sediment should have been my hint. What an awesome nose with that crazy, spiny, green, mineral and graphite Lafite thing. The palate is very mineral and quite austere in the typical Lafite fashion, but it shows its breed.
Disappointing. Waited all night and this never showed up and seemed to drop off after about an hour. Not much fruit, very muted nose. Finish was decent. Expected much more. I waited this out the longest hoping it would blossom and ended the evening disappointed.
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(Lafite-Rothschild) had a lovely nose, almost having this exotic orange/citrus edge, along with peanut, carob, grilled meat and white flowers. This was the 'first Lafite nose,' Bryan keenly observed. The palate was a bit lost at the moment with little expression and definition at first. It did open up with time
(Lafite) We were back to Bordeaux with the eighth wine, which had a milder nose and a touch of out-of-place oak. The wine was a little mildewy, to be frank. There were cedar, nut and olives behind that, and the flavors were very nutty, the most so far that day, with a light glaze but not much. The nose and palate was best summed up as .eh. for this potentially off bottle
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