1981 Chateau Duhart Milon
All of the Lafite domains were successful in 1981. Quite backward in development, this deep ruby colored wine has an attractive bouquet that suggests crushed black currants, fresh leather, and new oak. Relatively big, quite tannic, concentrated, astringent, and dry in the finish, this backward, somewhat dull wine begs for time. However, does the wine have enough fruit to outlast the tannins? Anticipated maturity: Now-2005. Last tasted, 1/85.