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September 8, 2010

Tasting 82 Lafite

I was invited to join a group of Chinese businessmen for dinner and wine, after I've already had my casual meal. I was dragged along because they were opening a bottle of '82 Lafite...

1975 La Mission Haut-Brion - nose a little sharp and alcoholic, some fruit, kinda fragrant, almost floral, with some prunes.  Understandably smooth on the palate.

1982 Lafite-Rothschild - was this bottle the real deal?  I don't know.  There's got to be a lot of fakes out there.  Nose was ripe, suble and elegant... very woodsy, with a bit of soy sauce, some spices, some smoke and a hint of mint.  I haven't drunk too many bottles of this wine in my time, and in any case my last bottle was back in 2002.

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