1985 Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JG 96
  • WA 90
  • WS 90
  • IWC 90

Reviews for 1985 Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux Blend

JG 96
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, October 2014
This was my last bottle of ’85 Lafite out of the cellar, as I only bought three bottles when it was released and dearly wish I had bought more, as the wine is rather more expensive today than it was back in 1987! This is... This was my last bottle of ’85 Lafite out of the cellar, as I only bought three bottles when it was released and dearly wish I had bought more, as the wine is rather more expensive today than it was back in 1987! This is an utterly brilliant year for Lafite and one of my favorite wines of the vintage, as it offers up a 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 (particularly for Lafite from this era) that closes with great purity and grip. A brilliant synthesis of the vintage’s plush and suave personality and the inimitable elegance of Lafite.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 1993
The 1985 Lafite is revealing more class and complexity than I predicted. A moderately intense cedary woody herb and berry-scented bouquet is attractive. The wine is open-knit and ripe with fine tannins sweet medium-bodied... The 1985 Lafite is revealing more class and complexity than I predicted. A moderately intense cedary woody herb and berry-scented bouquet is attractive. The wine is open-knit and ripe with fine tannins sweet medium-bodied mineral and cassis-scented flavors fine depth and a graceful harmonious feel. It is beginning to blossom and appears to possess more depth and character than I had thought. Anticipated maturity: 1995-2010. Last tasted 6/93.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 1996
A graceful wine with cedar berry and cherry aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied with fine tannins and a succulent sweet fruit finish. Delicious to drink now.--Cabernet Challenge. -JS
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2002
Medium red. Rather unforthcoming 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. A... Medium red. Rather unforthcoming 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. A marginally disappointing showing for Lafite in which herbaceous hints and lack of flesh give the wine a slightly disjointed character. I would like to have found greater mid-palate verve. Drink now through 2012.