Château Lafite Rothschild 1982 (RP97)

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Château Lafite Rothschild 1982 (RP97)

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  • Country/Region 國家/產區Pauillac, France
  • Grapes葡萄品種 : 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc
  • Format 容量: 750ml
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Robert Parker Score: 97/100
This is a denser version of the 1990 that stylistically reminds me of what the young 1959 probably tasted like. Still backward with a deep ruby/plum color revealing only a touch of lightening at the edge, the wine offers up an extraordinary nose of caramelized herbs, smoke, cedar, pen ink, black currants, and earth. The gorgeous aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, plump, rich, fleshy wine with low acidity. With 6-8 hours decanting in a closed decanter, it will offer beautiful drinking, but it needs another 5-8 years to reach full maturity. It is capable of lasting 50-60 years.

James Suckling 96/100
 I am impressed with the loads of ripe fruit with almost dried raspberries and blackberries and a minty undertone on the nose. It's full bodied, with bay leaf, berries that turn to mineral undertones. It's full-bodied, with round tannins and a lingering finish of chocolate, cedar and other woods. I would leave it another three to four years to soften and open just a tiny bit; otherwise, decant three hours in advance.

Wine Spectator Score: 94/100
Dark ruby red. Mineral, berry and mint. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. A silky, seductive wine.

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