1982 Château Lafite Rothschild

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac

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  • grub94 wrote: flawed

    March 18, 2022 - Birthday opening that really disappointed. Have enjoyed this many times but this bottle. Wasn't corked or cooked. Tasted like a lesser 1975 Cali cab that was well past its drinking window.....mono-dimensional.



  • cfk49 commented:

    3/26/22, 11:07 AM - Provenance?

  • grub94 commented:

    3/26/22, 11:33 AM - Thats usually the question with bottles like this one. This was acquired from a highly regarded cellar via auction in 1997. Was a bottom of neck fill at that time. I only buy from cellars that have all to their offered wines with neck fills. Had one a few years ago that was acquired with this one but it was classic 82 Lafite. The cork was soaked though there had been zero leakage and the cork was firmly locked into the neck. Could be the original owner sold a number if bottles from different cases/sources. Very sad. Of the thousands of bottles I have opened, I guess that no more than 1% are off, corked or flawed.

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