1958 Ch. Lafite Rothschild

This old wine has almost pale rube colour with touch of haziness. On nose it gives medium intensity aromas of black cherry, cedar, and bell pepper type herbaceous notes. It is dry with rather low acidity, alcohol and lighter than medium bodied. You can sense a bit waterly on palate. Medium flavours intensity of red cherry, bell pepper, vegetal and touch of mushroom. The length is a bit surprisingly long, though it is barely longer than medium level with cedar finish. (85) An old wine. All flavours show fading signs. Not too tasty but you should still appreciate that it can stand for half a century.

Tasted on 27 September 2012