Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac 1985 Rated 98JS
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James Suckling Review
The aromas of stones, oyster shell, blackcurrants and mushrooms are very intense. Full-bodied, dense and powerful with lots of blackberries. Great finish. Super energy and depth. Try in 2022. Fascinating.
Wine Tasting Notes
Beautiful, intense red garnet color. The nose is complex and fruity with beautiful floral notes. There is a light toasted note, but the wood is already well integrated. In the mouth, the wine is massive, displaying power and elegance at the same time. Blackberries and blackcurrants again declare a strong presence, and are complemented by the notes of violet and cedar so often found in Lafite's wines. The palate is fresh, harmonious and very long. There is a pleasant balance between richness and finesse. To enjoy this wine at its peak, one will have to manage to wait about ten years.
87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc