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1985 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; signs of past seepage; very top shoulder fill; label condition issue

Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Lightly depressed cork; base neck fill; label condition issue

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

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96James Suckling

...currant-bush, tobacco and berry aromas that follow through to a medium body with firm tannins and a creamy finish. Still so together. The finish turns to cigar box, sandalwood and berry.

96John Gilman

...deep and very complex nose of cassis, sweet dark berries, a touch of fresh coconut, beautifully complex, gravelly soil tones, cigar smoke, fresh herbs and cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very refined, with a rock solid core of sappy fruit, stunning complexity, impeccable focus and balance, moderate tannins and a fairly powerful finish...closes with great purity and grip.

93The Wine Advocate

...beautiful nose...fresh yet understated, stately even, with tobacco and cedar-tinged red berry fruit...fine tannin... The acidity here is perfectly judged with an almost nonchalant finish.

93Vinous / IWC

Light, slightly loose-knit red berry fruit on the nose is complemented by warm gravel and smoky aromas... The palate is nicely balanced, not powerful but focused, with adequate freshness.

90Wine Spectator

A graceful wine with cedar, berry and cherry aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a succulent, sweet fruit finish.

90Stephen Tanzer

...nose hints at redcurrant and cedar, along with a faint herbaceousness. Strong in extract and high in acidity, but today the wine flesh and fruit are dominated by its structure and grip...

18Jancis Robinson

Very impressive and absolutely at its peak. Juicy and mineral with a sweet, rich nose. Neat and well balanced with no excess of tannins. Really lively. Firm, salty and savoury...dances on the palate. Great balance. Bravo!


France, Bordeaux, Pauillac

Pauillac is Bordeaux’s most famous appellation, thanks to the fact that it is home to three of the region’s fabled first-growth châteaux, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild and Latour. Perched on the left bank of the Gironde River north of the city of Bordeaux, Pauillac is centered around the commune of Pauillac and includes about 3,000 acres of vineyards. The Bordeaux classification of 1855 named 18 classified growths, including the three above mentioned First Growths. Cabernet Sauvignon is the principal grape grown, followed by Merlot. The soil is mostly sandy gravel mixed with marl and iron. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “the textbook Pauillac would tend to have a rich, full-bodied texture, a distinctive bouquet of black currants, licorice and cedary scents, and excellent aging potential.”