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    Sale 1416

    Finest and Rarest Wines Chartreuse and Madeira Including an Exceptional Private Collection

    11 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 5

    Château Lafite-Rothschild 1982

    10 bottles per lot

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    Château Lafite-Rothschild 1982
    Pauillac, 1er cru classé
    Three scuffed and slightly damaged capsules. One nicked label. Levels: four base of neck, one very top-shoulder, five top-shoulder

    Tasting note: Not a shrinking violet nor with the finesse and charm of the ’53, but a hugely impressive wine. Roughly two dozen well spread and consistently good notes from the mid-1980s. By its 10th birthday, though still deep and intense, the inimitable bouquet was developing beautifully, spicy and powerful. In the second half of the 1990s decade, its fragrance, harmony and length a major feature. By 2001, mouthfilling, so much on show, so much more to come. Most recently, double decanted and served 5 hours later: still deep and velvety, with a virtually opaque core; the bouquet already aroused and holding its fragrance; medium-sweet, delicious flavour and persistence. Tamed tannins. Last noted Dec 2004 ****(*) MB.
    10 bottles per lot


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