Chateau Lafite Rothschild
A disappointment for Lafite, the 1971 has always tasted flat, is quite brown in color, with a stewed, slightly dirty, rusty, nondescript bouquet suggesting a poor elevage (the French term for bringing up the wine). Now close to its demise, this wine is of no value except to those who care only for labels. Last tasted, 11/82.
(Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition, The Wine Advocate 1st Jan 1998)