Ratings & Tasting notes:
96 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
My God, this is a wonderful mature Lafite. Served blind chez Rosemary George MW it has a definable Pauillac nose with subtle notes of cedar, sous-bois and a touch of dried blood. It has incredible harmony and purity – a bouquet that has you instantly captivated. The palate does not disappoint: a beguiling sense of natural harmony and delineation, not the weight of Latour nor the femininity of Margaux, but a Lafite aiming for understated sophistication. Delicate cedar and cigar box towards the finish that just goes on and on. This bottle vindicates my first encounter in Bordeaux, when it similarly bewitched its audience. Absolutely sublime. A point. Tasted April 2008. (Neal Martin, Wine Journal) (7/2007)
Stored in a climate controlled cellar on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 75% humidity since purchase.
Label: Lightly damaged on the left as shown.
Capsule: Tight with no corrosion
Fill Level: Base neck. Spectacular for its age, and indicating perfect storage history.
Cork: Full and tight.
Wine Color/Clarity: Excellent color and clarity.