Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

$769

Finally, the 1983 Lafite is beginning to shed its tannin. The wine exhibits a deep ruby/garnet color with only a slight lightening at the edge. The intoxicatingly perfumed nose of lead pencil, pain grille, red and black fruits, minerals, and roasted herbs is provocative. In the mouth, this wine displays considerable body for a Lafite, plenty of power, and a fleshy, rich, sweet mid-palate. Long, elegant, plump, and surprisingly fleshy, this outstanding example of Lafite seems largely forgotten given the number of high quality vintages during the golden decade of the eighties. Anticipated maturity: Now-2030. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Emmanuel Cazes Delectable Pro

Ce n'est pas tous les jours Noël, encore étonnement jeune, un grand moment

Ce n'est pas tous les jours Noël, encore étonnement jeune, un grand moment

9.6

Lucila Pescarmona Delectable Pro

Winemaker Lagarde Wines

1983 mi año que mas decir que espectacular de este Chateau Lafite Rothschild

1983 mi año que mas decir que espectacular de este Chateau Lafite Rothschild

9.7

Charles Antin Delectable Pro

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

Showing beautifully. Cedar, length.

Showing beautifully. Cedar, length.

9.2

Adam Jesberger Delectable Pro

1983 lafite-rothschild. Bordeaux balling

1983 lafite-rothschild. Bordeaux balling

10

Christanna Honer Delectable Pro

Over 2 hours it kept going and evolving. Fruit still there...just stupid

Over 2 hours it kept going and evolving. Fruit still there...just stupid

9.8

Andrew Lampasone Delectable Pro

Owner Wine Watch Selections

A bit of va tart and a good bit of ethyl acitate not a good example of this wine

A bit of va tart and a good bit of ethyl acitate not a good example of this wine

8.9

Christopher Hoel Delectable Pro

Sommelier/Senior Wine Advisor Soutirage

I guess there's a reason I've never had this vintage before. It sucks! FYI everyone.

I guess there's a reason I've never had this vintage before. It sucks! FYI everyone.

6.3

Marek Dusek Delectable Pro

Great vintage, still reasonably priced for Lafite.. Last tasted spring of 2013

Great vintage, still reasonably priced for Lafite.. Last tasted spring of 2013

9.8

Peter Bourget Delectable Pro

A special wine for a special occasion.

A special wine for a special occasion.

9.7

Andrew Z. Scharf

From 6L. Unbelievable. A classic, stunning Bordeaux

From 6L. Unbelievable. A classic, stunning Bordeaux

9.7

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.