85-89 / 100
85-89 / 100
Label Slightly damaged
Diluvian rains fell during the harvest of 1987. As a consequence, the harvest was not very important despite a dry and hot summer. The rain nevertheless favored the harvest of a very ripe grape. A rigorous selection was made in order to produce harmonious wines. Château Lafite Rothschild 1987 is a well-balanced, tender and fruity wine.
DOMAINE COMTE GEORGES DE VOGUE Cuvée Vieilles Vignes 1987
Musigny Grand Cru
I would not be surprised to see this wine fill out with several additional years in the bottle, largely because Lafite is a notoriously bad performer in the first few years after bottling. Out of cask, the 1987 was the most complex wine I tasted from this vintage, but now, the nose seems only a fraction of what it was from cask. The lead-pencil, vanillin-scented, leafy, cedary bouquet is just beginning to emerge. In the mouth, the wine is light, displaying a soft, supple texture, some acidity, but little tannin. It will probably improve, and may ultimately merit a higher score.
Buttery, spicy wood tones accent the modest cherry flavors. A good Lafite to drink now through 1996.Lafite Rothschild vertical.