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Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1999, 1 bottle

Auction:
2853T
Lot:
1003
Sold for:
$461$375

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 2853T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 15, 2015 12:00PM

Description:

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1999
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
"The 1999 Lafite Rothschild sports an engraved "1999" on the bottle along with an eclipse to mark that significant historical event of August, 1999. It is a quintessential offering from Lafite Rothschild. This prodigious wine is both elegant and intensely flavored, and almost diaphanous in its layers that unfold with no heaviness. An opaque ruby/purple color is accompanied by a complex bouquet of lead pencil, graphite, cedar, creme de cassis, toast, and vanilla. It is medium-bodied, with extravagant layers of richness yet little weight, and a finish that is all sweetness, ripeness, and harmony. This extraordinary Lafite increasingly appears to be a modern day clone of the majestic 1953. A mere one-third of the crop made it into the grand vin! Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030." R. Parker for TWA, 95 pts. 04/02
1 bottle
Estimate $400-600


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Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac

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