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1998 Carruades de Lafite

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This wine is sold lying in Singapore. VAT & duty may be payable on importation to the UK/EU.
14 5 £900.00 3789 days ago
Bids placed No. of Bidders Reserve almost met
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closed 08/03/2009, 10:58 PM

Lot size: 12 bottles of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 1998 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape variety:

Robert Parker:
This has become one of the finest second wines produced. The 1998 (a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 4.5% Cabernet Franc, and 1.5% Petit Verdot) is an outstanding effort. While very Lafite-like (although more supple and forward), it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to an excellent bouquet of black fruits, smoke, earth, and minerals, supple tannin, an excellent texture, and a long, fine finish. Anticipated maturity: now-2015.90 points Drink 2001-2015

Andrew Jefford:
My pick of the second wines this year, Carruades is remarkably deep in colour, with roast blackcurrant scents and more intense ripe, pure, long-flavoured blackcurrants in the mouth.

Other details

Professionally stored since release in a reputable UK merchant's climate controlled cellar. The wines have never been removed from the cellar.

Wines are in their original wood case.

The average Wine Searcher price for a case in bond is £1,300.

Shipping details


Payment methods: bank transfer
Returns policy: No returns
Shipping Method: Professional wine shipping included in price.
Shipping paid by: seller
Cost of delivery: None
Delivers to UK
Other countries delivered to: UK only
Insurance options: Bottles broken in transit will be refunded if reported immediately upon receiving the wines.


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