09-14-2007 09-14-2007
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2377 Boston
September 14, 2007 06:00 PMCalender
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*Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1995

$4,541$3,800
Auction: Fine Wines - 2377 Location: Boston Date / Time: September 14, 2007 6:00PM

Description:

*Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1995
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
"The 1995 Lafite-Rothschild (only one-third of the harvest made it into the final blend) is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Franc. The wine was showing spectacularly well when I tasted it in November, 1997. It exhibits a dark ruby purple color, and a sweet, powdered mineral, smoky, weedy cassis-scented nose. Beautiful sweetness of fruit is present in this medium-bodied, tightly-knit, but gloriously pure, well-delineated Lafite. The 1995 is not as powerful or as massive as the 1996, but it is beautifully made with outstanding credentials, in addition to remarkable promise. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2028." R. Parker, 95 pts. 02/98 12 bottles (owc)
Estimate $2,600-3,800

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Chateau Lafite Rothschild