What a treat to drink.  This is a fascinating vintage.  After some less than great years, this looked like it could possibly be exceptional and the Bordeaux hype train got into gear.  Despite many fans who kept saying just be patient, it never took those last few steps.  That said, it also has so much to offer.  The wines can be austere, but they also are complex and fascinating.  Which brings us to the Lafite.  Is it a great Lafite?  No.  Is it a great wine, certainly close.  Ruby in color with browning, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose has cherries, graphite, and slight cigar box.  Medium bodied with light tannins.  On the palate, cassis with some underlying char and just a bit of cedar.  There is depth and complexity.  Moderate finish.  Served at the end of the evening, it was truly fun as we discussed being in high school when these grapes were growing.  Very happy for this opportunity.  

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