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Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982

Auction:
2398
Lot:
68
Sold for:
$19,440$16,000

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 2398
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 14, 2008 6:00PM

Description:

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u. all bottom neck or better, two nicked and four wrinkled capsules
"The 1982 Lafite possesses a dark, dense ruby/purple color with only a subtle lightening at the rim. Spectacular aromatics offer jammy cherry and black fruits intertwined with lead pencil, mineral, and smoky wood scents. Powerful for a Lafite, this wine unfolds to reveal extraordinary richness, purity, and overall symmetry in addition to stunning flavor depth and persistence. The finish lasts for nearly a minute. Plenty of tannin remains, and the wine displays a vibrancy and youthfulness that belie its 18 years of age. The modern day equivalent of Lafite-Rothschild's immortal 1959, the 1982 will enjoy another 30-70 years of life! An amazing achievement! Anticipated maturity: 2007-2070." R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/00 11 bottles (owc)
Estimate $12,000-18,000

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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, French wines, Pauillac, Rothschild family, Wine, Wine classification

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