Thursday, September 3, 2009

Chateau Lafite 1975

This is the second installment in what will be a continuing series of reviews of Chateau Lafite throughout the years. My last tasting note was for the 1966 and is available here. This one, though, focuses on the 1975, which is one of the most unexpectedly profound wines I’ve ever tasted. Its shows a sweet, floral nose leading the way to a dried-fruit and –flower mid-palate tinged with fresh raspberries, leather, and earth. You can feel this wine all the way down the tongue, its cinnamon and clove notes lingering for what seems like an eternity. This 1975 exhibits the perfect balance between freshness and bottle-age characteristics, and is nearly impossible to stop smelling and sipping.


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