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Even the 2001 second wines of the Firsts need more time as witnessed by a bottle of Carruades de Chateau Lafite 2001 drunk in February 2013

Terroir and all its elements play a big part

One must remember not to pay too much attention to vintages as the main pointer to the quality of the wine.
Oct 31, 2014 5:50 AM

I SUSPECT that some, perhaps many, started on Bordeaux as I did, by concentrating on the 5-star vintages such as 2000, 2005 etc influenced by the wine press. Beginning in early 1983, I was also caught up in the wine press hype of the 1982 vintage, especially by the 100-pointers.

I had