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Carruades de Lafite--Vintage 1995

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200
ca. US$3,535 - US$4,320
Price realised:  £3,212
ca. US$6,308
Lot number 305, Views: 60

Carruades de Lafite--Vintage 1995
36 bottles per lot
Carruades de Lafite--Vintage 1995 Pauillac The second wine of Château Lafite-Rothschild "I have noticed in my tastings that the second wine of Lafite-Rothschild, Carruades de Lafite, has improved over recent years. The 1995 is a 40 Merlot/60 Cabernet Sauvignon blend. It exhibits more of the trademark characteristics of its bigger sibling. Elegant, with spicy new oak, lead pencil, and creamy blackcurrant fruit, this is a medium-bodied, finesse-styled wine with excellent purity and overall equilibrium. It is much more accessible than the 1996, and should drink well between now and 2010" Robert Parker 36 bottles per lot

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: A Superlative Private Collection of Finest and Rarest Bordeaux
Date of the auction: 22 May 2008
Address: Christie's
22 May 2008, London, King Street