Fine Wine

November 19 - 27, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 576
CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1982 (1) WS 94 WA 97
  • CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1982 (1) WS 94 WA 97

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CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1982

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé
u. vts. scuffed & bin-soiled label

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. WS 94 WA 97

1 bt.    per lot $1,100 - $1,300

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

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 1-5
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Score: 94, 97
Single Bottle Lots
Single Cuvée / Vintage
Type: Red Bordeaux
Vintage: 1982