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Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982

Auction:
2479
Lot:
277
Sold for:
$10,935$9,000

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

Description:

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

Keywords

Latour, Chateau Lafite Rothschild, French wines, Pauillac

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