Fine Wines - An Extraordinary Private Cellar

Christie's
13-14 November 2007, Geneva

Date of the auction: 13.11.2007 - 14.11.2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1914

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1914
1 bottle per lot
CHRISTIE'S IS PROUD TO OFFER THIS TRULY OUTSTANDING COLLECTION OF VERY FINE WINES FROM THE CELLAR OF A SWISS COLLECTOR THE COLLECTION WAS CAREFULLY COMPILED BY THE CURRENT OWNER AND WAS PURCHASED THROUGH THE MOST RESPECTED WINE MERCHANTS. THIS

Lot #: 1

Estimate: CHF650 - CHF850

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1919

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1919
1 bottle per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1919 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Offered in a carton. Reconditionned at the Château. Slightly nicked label. Level top-shoulder Tasting Note: Flavoury, dry, and a fragrante, spicy, stylish wine at Flatt's

Lot #: 2

Estimate: CHF260 - CHF380

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1945

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1945
1 bottle per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1945 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Offered in a carton. Good appearance. Level top-shoulder Tasting Note: The wine had a beautiful colour; medium deep, with rich "legs" but not intense, unlike the flanking Margaux

Lot #: 3

Estimate: CHF950 - CHF1,100

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1947

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1947
1 bottle per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1947 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Offered in a carton. Reconditionned at the Château in 1993. Level into neck Tasting Note: Combining richness and charm. Really lovely, full flavoured, perfectly balanced. Charm

Lot #: 4

Estimate: CHF500 - CHF700

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1949

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1949
1 bottle per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1949 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Offered in a carton. Slightly bin-soiled label. Level top-shoulder Tasting Note: I noted variously delicacy, smooth texture, a touch of leanness, citrus-like, skinny, "gibier

Lot #: 5

Estimate: CHF750 - CHF950

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1955

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1955
3 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1955 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Offered in a carton. Slightly corroded capsules. Bin-soiled labels. Levels: one just below-top, one upper and one mid/upper-shoulder Tasting Note: A delightful, well nigh

Lot #: 6

Estimate: CHF1,400 - CHF1,800

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1964

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1964
11 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1964 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Offered in a carton. Scuffed and slightly discoloured capsules. Bin-soiled and dusty labels. Levels top-shoulder or better 11 bottles per lot

Lot #: 7

Estimate: CHF2,200 - CHF2,600

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac, 1er cru classé --Vinta...

Château Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac, 1er cru classé --Vintage 1971 (1) --Vintage 1972 (2) Offered in a carton. One damaged capsule
Above 3 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac, 1er cru classé --Vintage 1971 (1) --Vintage 1972 (2) Offered in a carton. One damaged capsule Above 3 bottles

Lot #: 8

Estimate: CHF300 - CHF400

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1982

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1982
12 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1982 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Lots 9 and 10 are offered in original wooden cases. Lot 11 is offered in a carton. Four bottles reconditionned at the Château in 1994. Two slightly bin-soiled and one stained

Lot #: 9

Estimate: CHF26,000 - CHF32,000

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1982

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1982
12 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1982 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Lots 9 and 10 are offered in original wooden cases. Lot 11 is offered in a carton. Four bottles reconditionned at the Château in 1994. Two slightly bin-soiled and one stained

Lot #: 10

Estimate: CHF26,000 - CHF32,000

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1982

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1982
14 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1982 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Lots 9 and 10 are offered in original wooden cases. Lot 11 is offered in a carton. Four bottles reconditionned at the Château in 1994. Two slightly bin-soiled and one stained

Lot #: 11

Estimate: CHF28,000 - CHF34,000

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac, 1er cru classé --Vinta...

Château Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac, 1er cru classé --Vintage 1983 One bottle top-shoulder (3) --Vintage 1985 (2) This lot is offered in a carton
Above 5 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac, 1er cru classé --Vintage 1983 One bottle top-shoulder (3) --Vintage 1985 (2) This lot is

Lot #: 12

Estimate: CHF1,200 - CHF1,600

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1986

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1986
8 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1986 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Lot 13 offered in a carton, lot 14 is offered in an original wooden case Tasting Note: The 1986 possesses outstanding richness, a deep color, medium body, a graceful, harmonious

Lot #: 13

Estimate: CHF8,500 - CHF10,500

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1986

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1986
12 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1986 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Lot 13 offered in a carton, lot 14 is offered in an original wooden case Tasting Note: The 1986 possesses outstanding richness, a deep color, medium body, a graceful

Lot #: 14

Estimate: CHF14,000 - CHF18,000

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1988

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1988
12 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1988 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Tasting note: The 1988 Lafite continues to offer persuasive evidence that it is the wine of the Medoc, as well as a top candidate for the wine of the vintage. Much deeper in

Lot #: 15

Estimate: CHF5,000 - CHF6,000

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1989

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1989
6 magnums per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1989 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Lots 16 and 17 are offered in cartons, lot 18 is offered in an original wooden case Tasting Note: As I suspected, the 1989 and 1990 vintages of Lafite-Rothschild have gone

Lot #: 16

Estimate: CHF5,000 - CHF6,000

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1989

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1989
11 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1989 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Lots 16 and 17 are offered in cartons, lot 18 is offered in an original wooden case Tasting Note: As I suspected, the 1989 and 1990 vintages of Lafite-Rothschild have gone

Lot #: 17

Estimate: CHF4,500 - CHF5,500

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1989

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1989
12 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1989 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Lots 16 and 17 are offered in cartons, lot 18 is offered in an original wooden case Tasting Note: As I suspected, the 1989 and 1990 vintages of Lafite-Rothschild have gone

Lot #: 18

Estimate: CHF5,000 - CHF6,000

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1990

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1990
12 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1990 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Lots 19 and 20 are offered in cartons, lot 21 is offered in an original wooden case Tasting Note: As I suspected, the 1989 and 1990 vintages of Lafite-Rothschild have gone

Lot #: 20

Estimate: CHF7,000 - CHF8,000

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1990

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1990
12 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1990 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Lots 19 and 20 are offered in cartons, lot 21 is offered in an original wooden case Tasting Note: As I suspected, the 1989 and 1990 vintages of Lafite-Rothschild have gone

Lot #: 21

Estimate: CHF7,000 - CHF8,000

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1993

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1993
13 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1993 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Twelve bottles are offered in original wooden case and one bottle in a carton Tasting Note: It offers Lafite's classic, intense, subtle perfume, great intensity and purity in

Lot #: 22

Estimate: CHF4,000 - CHF5,000

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1995

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1995
12 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1995 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Tasting Note: The 1995 Lafite-Rothschild (only one-third of the harvest made it into the final blend) is a blend of 75 Cabernet Sauvignon, 17 Merlot, and 8 Cabernet Franc. The

Lot #: 23

Estimate: CHF6,500 - CHF7,500

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1995

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1995
12 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1995 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Tasting Note: The 1995 Lafite-Rothschild (only one-third of the harvest made it into the final blend) is a blend of 75 Cabernet Sauvignon, 17 Merlot, and 8 Cabernet Franc. The

Lot #: 24

Estimate: CHF6,500 - CHF7,500

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1995

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1995
7 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1995 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Both lots are offered in cartons 7 bottles per lot

Lot #: 25

Estimate: CHF3,600 - CHF4,200

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1995

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1995
12 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1995 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Both lots are offered in cartons 12 bottles per lot

Lot #: 26

Estimate: CHF6,500 - CHF7,500

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1996

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1996
12 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1996 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Tasting Note: This massive wine may be the biggest, largest-scaled Lafite I have ever tasted. It will require many years to come around, so I suspect all of us past the age of

Lot #: 27

Estimate: CHF12,000 - CHF14,000

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1996

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1996
12 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1996 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Tasting Note: This massive wine may be the biggest, largest-scaled Lafite I have ever tasted. It will require many years to come around, so I suspect all of us past the age of

Lot #: 28

Estimate: CHF12,000 - CHF14,000

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1997

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1997
6 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1997 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Tasting Note: Only 26 of the crop made it into the final blend, resulting in only 15,000 cases of the 1997 Lafite-Rothschild. Readers should not ignore this wine because of the

Lot #: 29

Estimate: CHF2,000 - CHF3,000

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1997

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1997
12 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1997 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Tasting Note: Only 26 of the crop made it into the final blend, resulting in only 15,000 cases of the 1997 Lafite-Rothschild. Readers should not ignore this wine because of the

Lot #: 30

Estimate: CHF4,000 - CHF5,000

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1997

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1997
12 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1997 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Tasting Note: Only 26 of the crop made it into the final blend, resulting in only 15,000 cases of the 1997 Lafite-Rothschild. Readers should not ignore this wine because of the

Lot #: 31

Estimate: CHF4,000 - CHF5,000

Date: 13 Nov 2007 - 14 Nov 2007