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    Sale 12233

    Fine and Rare Wines from The Avery Family Cellar

    20 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 83

    Château Lafite-Rothschild 1945

    1 bottle per lot

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    Château Lafite-Rothschild 1945
    Pauillac, 1er cru classé
    Slightly corroded embossed Château capsule. Vintage embossed on shoulder of bottle. Remains of label only. Level just below top-shoulder
    Tasting note: Nearly 30 notes, yet despite the varying occasions and contexts, what is remarkable is the relatively little bottle variation. Just about every note refers to a glorious fragrance which seems to unravel itself after 15 to 20 minutes in the glass. Most recently: another faultless bottle: lovely soft colour; classic bouquet, sweet, touch of iron, fragrant, developed richly; also sweet on the palate, mouth-filling flavour, life-preserving tannin still evident. A lovely wine. Last tasted November 2005 ***** M.B.

    1 bottle per lot

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