Fine Wine

May 06 - 14, 2019

Online Auction
LOT 428
CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1998 (1) WS 95 WA 98
  • CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1998 (1) WS 95 WA 98

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CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1998

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, this wine represents only 34% of Lafite's total harvest. In a less than perfect Medoc vintage, it has been spectacular since birth, putting on more weight and flesh over the last year. This opaque purple-colored 1998 is close to perfection. The spectacular nose of lead pencil, smoky, mineral, and black currant fruit soars majestically from the glass. The wine is elegant yet profoundly rich, revealing the essence of Lafite's character. The tannin is sweet, and the wine is spectacularly layered yet never heavy. The finish is sweet, super-rich, yet impeccably balanced and long (50+ seconds). Anticipated maturity: 2007-2035. April 2001 WS 95 WA 98

1 bt.    per lot $800 - $1,000

Realised: $1,170
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 1-5
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Score: 95, 98
Single Bottle Lots
Single Cuvée / Vintage
Type: Red Bordeaux
Vintage: 1998