Fine & Rare Wine Live Auction

February 25, 2017

LOT 156
CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1982 (1) 94 WS 97 WA
CHÂTEAU LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD 1985 (1) 93 WA
  • CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1982 (1) 94 WS 97 WA
CHÂTEAU LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD 1985 (1) 93 WA

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CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1982 (1)
Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé
u. 1vts

This 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. 94 WS 97 WA

CHÂTEAU LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD 1985 (1)
Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé
u. 1bn

93 WA


2 bts. per lot $3,300 - $3,800

Realised: $3,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 1-5
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Mixed Lots
Score: 93
Vintage: 1982, 1985