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Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982

Auction:
2503
Lot:
2
Sold for:
$20,655$17,000

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 2503
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 13, 2010 6:00PM

Description:

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
u:one into neck, three bottom neck, two very top shoulder, small nicks to three labels, two different importers

"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. 06/09
6 bottles
Estimate $15,000-20,000

Keywords

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Latour, French wines, Pauillac, Wine

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