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2944T Boston
October 26, 2016 12:00 PM - November 3, 2016 03:00 PMCalender
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2008, 1 bottle

$677$550
Auction: Fine Wines - 2944T Location: Boston Date / Time: October 26, 2016 12:00PM

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Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2008
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
"A candidate for the -wine of the vintage,- the 2008 should have been purchased before it began to soar in value because of the significance of the number 8 in the Chinese culture (denoting good luck). Representing 40% of the production, this blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc offers aromas of high quality unsmoked cigar tobacco, lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, earth, cedar and asphalt. Full, rich and stunningly concentrated, I doubt it is inferior to the 2010, just more classic as well as slightly more forward and a degree weaker in alcoholic potency (12.5% versus 13.5%). The 2008 should be relatively drinkable in 6-10 years as it is already showing remarkable complexity and breed, and will last for 30-35 years...at the minimum." R. Parker for TWA, 98 pts. 05/11
1 bottle
Estimate $400-550


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