Lafite 1978, 750ml

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"I have always preferred the 1979 to the 1978, but in this tasting, despite the intense herbaceous, unusual peppery quality to the 1978's bouquet, it was a slightly more interesting wine than the narrowly constructed 1979. The 1978 is revealing some amber at the edge, a moderately intense, curranty, herbal nose, soft flavors, medium-body, and a finish that quickly evaporates. By no means is this a persuasive example of Lafite-Rothschild. My instincts suggest drinking it over the next 10-15 years. I do not see it getting any better, whereas the 1979 will, hopefully, improve. Last tasted, 6/93." RP 87

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