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Auction: Finest and Rarest Wines and Spirits
was auctioned on: 10 December 2015
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Château Lafite-Rothschild 1990

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Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000
ca. US$5,993 - US$7,492
Price realised:  £4,700
ca. US$7,042
Lot number 428, Views: 6

Château Lafite-Rothschild 1990
12 bottles per lot
Lying in Corsham, Wiltshire (Octavian) Château Lafite-Rothschild 1990 Pauillac, 1er cru classé In original wooden case Tasting note: Interestingly, a bottle of 1990 Lafite Rothschild I pulled from my cellar for a video blog on my web site was still buttoned down, tight, and even with extended decanting was not showing as much as I would have hoped. However, a bottle tasted, of all places, in Seoul, Korea in February, was only a few points short of perfection. That amazing performance motivated me to pull another bottle out of my cellar and follow it over the course of two days. Sure enough, by the second day the wine was roaring from the glass. The 1990 Lafite has turned out far better than my early assessment. While it still possesses some firmness, and performs like a late adolescent in terms of its evolution, it boasts gorgeous aromas of cedar, tobacco leaf, cassis, and lead pencil shavings. The explosive aromas are followed by a fleshy, full-bodied wine that should hit its peak in 5-8 years, and last for 25-30 more. Robert Parker. Wine Advocate #183 Jun 2009 12 bottles per lot

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Finest and Rarest Wines and Spirits
Date of the auction: 10 Dec 2015
Address: Christie's
10 December 2015, London, King Street