> > Hi All
> > A number of years ago I went to Bordeaux and bought "quite a lot" of
> > mainly for drinking fairly soon, but one or two for laying down. Sadly
> > laying down didn't last too long :( However, I have one last bottle of
> > Lafite Monteil 1997. I have looked on the net and cannot find anything
> > that year re the above. Can anyone advise. Is it worth hanging on to
> > while longer, or should I just enjoy it now. Anyone know if it's still
> > available, cost etc.
> I found some information on Lafite Monteil in general at
. A description of the wine
> Excellent quality, soft quaffing red. Impressive berry aromas with
> hints of vanilla and spice. Ripe black fruits on the palate with hints
> of oak, long finish.
> A satellite wine of Chateau Grand Monteil from the commune of
> Salleboeuf in the Entre Deux Mers region. The Chateau was built in 1848
> and was the home of Gustav Eiffel (Eiffel Tower) who planted the
> original vines.
> >From this description, I gather that this wine is designed for early
> drinking. The 1997 should have peaked some time ago, and it is unlikely
> that it will imporve. It could easily be on the decline. Unless you can
> find recent specific information for the 1997 that indicates that it
> still is holding well, I would drink it soon.
Thanks for the info, it sounds good - it's that long since I drank the rest
that I had forgotten what it was like - and it's probably changed anyway
I think I will try it soon.
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