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Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982

Auction:
2503
Lot:
43
Sold for:
$37,665$31,000

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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: six bottom neck or better, six very top shoulder, light capsule corrosion through four of the capsules in small areas, some label staining, bin soil and tissue adhesion to all labels

"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
12 bottles
Estimate $25,000-35,000

Keywords

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Latour, French wines, Pauillac

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