Lot 373

CHÂTEAU LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD 1982 (2) 97+ WA


CHÂTEAU LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD 1982 PAUILLAC. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ U. 2 HS. 1 SCRAPPED CAPSULE 1, PROTRUDING CORK HIS 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. JUNE 2009 97+ WA 2 BTS. PER LOT $5,000 - $5,800




Price Realised: $5400



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