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Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982

Auction:
2425
Lot:
89
Sold for:
$24,300$20,000

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 2425
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 19, 2008 6:00PM

Description:

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
u. ten bottom neck or better, two very top shoulder, seven with capsule corrosion, all labels with some staining and tissue adhesion

"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
12 bottles
Estimate $20,000-30,000

Keywords

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

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