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Auction: Fine and Rare Wines
was auctioned on: 5 November 2009
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Carruades de Lafite--Vintage 2004

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500
ca. US$1,991 - US$2,489
Price realised:  £1,723
ca. US$2,859
Lot number 197, Views: 62

Carruades de Lafite--Vintage 2004
1 impériale per lot
IMPERIALES OF CARRUADES DE LAFITE Lying in Weybridge, Surrey (EHD) Offered duty-paid, but available in bond Carruades de Lafite--Vintage 2004 Pauillac. The second wine of Château Lafite-Rothschild In original wooden cases Tasting note: Lafite's second wine has become stronger over recent vintages as the selection for the grand vin has become Draconian under administrator Charles Chevalier. The dense ruby/purple-tinged 2004 Carruades de Lafite (48 Cabernet Sauvignon, 47 Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) exhibits sweet, crunchy, savory, black cherry, and raspberry fruit along with hints of road tar, spring flowers, and a touch of minerality. Give it 1-2 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 12-13. Robert Parker Wine Advocate # 165 Jun 2006 1 impériale per lot

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine and Rare Wines
Date of the auction: 5 Nov 2009
Address: Christie's
5 November 2009, London, King Street