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Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1986, 3 bottles

Auction:
3168B
Lot:
150
Sold for:
$3,075$2,500

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 3168B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 05, 2018 6:00PM

Description:

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1986
u: two into neck, one bottle neck, wear and capsule oxidation to all, one with bin nick at capsule base, slight wrinkling to label edges, nick to one label base
"Tasted at the château, the 1986 Lafite-Rothschild continues to offer an exquisite bouquet at 30 years of age. This is beautifully defined, still full of energy, with copious blackberry, clove, leather and graphite aromas that seem to gain momentum in the glass. The palate is extremely well balanced with a crystalline quality, filigree tannin, perfectly pitched acidity, a quintessential Lafite-Rothschild with a sense of energy and focus undiminished by time. This finish displays immense purity and refinement, one of the most mineral-driven Lafites that I have encountered, whilst the aftertaste seems to linger for over one minute. It must rank as one of the finest wines from the estate. Tasted July 2016." N. Martin for TWA, 98 pts. 12/16
3 bottles
Estimate $2,700-3,500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Château Lafite Rothschild, Rothschild, Viticulturists, Wine tasting

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