11-04-2009 11-04-2009
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2479 Boston
November 4, 2009 6:00PMCalender

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982

Auction: Fine Wines - 2479 Location: Boston Date / Time: November 04, 2009 6:00PM


Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
u: very top shoulder or better, some capsule corrosion, damp staining to labels, some tissue adherence, evidence possible seepage to two

"This is a denser version of the 1990 that stylistically reminds me of what the young 1959 probably tasted like. Still backward with a deep ruby/plum color revealing only a touch of lightening at the edge, the wine offers up an extraordinary nose of caramelized herbs, smoke, cedar, pen ink, black currants, and earth. The gorgeous aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, plump, rich, fleshy wine with low acidity. With 6-8 hours decanting in a closed decanter, it will offer beautiful drinking, but it needs another 5-8 years to reach full maturity. It is capable of lasting 50-60 years. This classic Lafite is not as fat and concentrated as the 1982 Latour, nor as complex or concentrated as the 1982 Mouton Rothschild, but it is a winner all the same. " R. Parker, 97 pts. 060/09
6 bottles
Estimate $7,000-10,000


Latour, Chateau Lafite Rothschild