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Château Lafite-Rothschild 1990

Estimate: £4,500 - £5,500
ca. US$7,231 - US$8,838
Price realised:  £4,700
ca. US$7,552
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Château Lafite-Rothschild 1990
12 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild 1990 Pauillac, 1er cru classé In original wooden case. U.S slip labels. Good appearance. Levels: base of neck or better 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. M.B. 12 bottles per lot

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine and Rare Wines including Finest Port from the Symington Family Reserves
Date of the auction: 23 Oct 2014
Address: Christie's
23 October 2014, London, King Street