05-13-2010 05-13-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2503 Boston
May 13, 2010 06:00 PMCalender
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1998

$4,556$3,750
Auction: Fine Wines - 2503 Location: Boston Date / Time: May 13, 2010 6:00PM

Description:

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1998
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
u: all into neck

"A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, this wine represents only 34% of Lafite's total harvest. In a less than perfect Medoc vintage, it has been spectacular since birth, putting on more weight and flesh over the last year. This opaque purple-colored 1998 is close to perfection. The spectacular nose of lead pencil, smoky, mineral, and black currant fruit soars majestically from the glass. The wine is elegant yet profoundly rich, revealing the essence of Lafite's character. The tannin is sweet, and the wine is spectacularly layered yet never heavy. The finish is sweet, super-rich, yet impeccably balanced and long (50+ seconds). Anticipated maturity: 2007-2035. " R. Parker, 98 pts. 04/01
6 bottles
Estimate $3,000-4,000

Keywords

Chateau Lafite Rothschild