Ch. Lafite Rothschild (Damaged Label) (0.75 L)
Here it has a brilliantly defined nose of black fruit, graphite and limestone that has an electrifying intensity ¿C a brightness undimmed over three decades. The palate displays outstanding balance, a little more feminine than Latour and quintessentially í Lafiteí€ rather than í 1982í€. Fleshy and opulent towards the finish, yet not flamboyant or as extrovert as Mouton, this is just a fabulous Lafite that should plateau for many years. Tasted November 2012.
WA / RP: 97