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Château Lafite-Rothschild

Estimate: £90,000 - £110,000
ca. US$176,767 - US$216,049
Price realised:  £103,421
ca. US$203,127
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Château Lafite-Rothschild
Above 360 bottles per lot
LAFITE SUPER LOT A superb opportunity to acquire ten dozen Lafite-Rothschild from each of the outstanding 1995, 1996 and 1997 vintages Château Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac, 1er cru classé --Vintage 1995 Non-integrated Singapore slip labels. In "HKDNP" import stamped original wooden cases (120) "The wine was showing spectacularly well when I tasted it in November, 1997. It exhibits a dark ruby purple colour, and a sweet, powdered mineral, smoky, weedy cassis-scented nose. Beautiful sweetness of fruit is present in this medium-bodied, tightly-knit, but gloriously pure, well-delineated Lafite" Robert Parker --Vintage 1996 In "HKDNP" import stamped original wooden cases (120) "This massive wine may be the biggest, largest-scaled Lafite I have ever tasted" Robert Parker --Vintage 1997 In "HKDNP" import stamped original wooden cases (120) "Most recently drinking surprisingly well at lunch with the family (a magnum) on Christmas day" M.B. Above 360 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