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Château Lafite-Rothschild 1990

Estimate: £950 - £1,200
ca. US$1,457 - US$1,841
Price realised:  £1,293
ca. US$1,984
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Château Lafite-Rothschild 1990
3 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild 1990 Pauillac, 1er cru classé In original wooden case. Released direct from Lafite Oct. 2012 Tasting note: A dozen notes: surprisingly easy and soft in the spring of 1991. Then, in the mid-1990s, ‘attractive and fragrant’, later high on elegance, low on power. On its 10th birthday, maturing nicely, bouquet evolving well but more bottle-age essential. Consistently good notes since, four recently, which can be summed up as follows: very deep, virtually opaque core, rich, velvety, still youthful; bouquet slow to open but developing fragrant spiciness, touch of cedar and typical ‘medicinal’ whiff; medium sweet, perfect weight (12.5%) good flavour, balance, length and excellent finish. A classic Lafite. Last tasted March 2000 ***(**) 2010 – 2030 3 bottles per lot

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine and Rare Wines Including a Superb Private Collection
Date of the auction: 17 Sep 2015
Address: Christie's
17 September 2015, London, King Street