This listing is closed. This lot was sold for £395.00.

1988 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild (94 Points RP...94 Points WS) Pauillac. No Reserve

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11 6 £395.00 866 days ago
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closed 06/01/2017, 07:18 AM

Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 1988 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape variety: Bordeaux Blend

"Broodingly backward and in need of considerable bottle age,the 1988 is a classic expression of Lafite.This deeply colored wine exhibits the tell-tale Lafite bouquet of cedar,subtle herbs,dried pit fruits,minerals,and cassis.Extremely concentrated,with brilliantly focused flavors and huge tannins,this backward,yet impressively endowed Lafite-Rothschild may well turn out to be the wine of the vintage! Anticipated maturity: 2000-2035".
(94 Points).

Robert Parker. (The Wine Advocate. October 1994).

"Beautiful and subtle on the nose,with mineral,berry,licorice and dark chocolate.Full-bodied with supersilky tannins and a pretty balance of fruit and mint.Long and caressing.Real claret here.Everyone talks about 1989,but this is very close in quality".
(94 Points).

JamesSuckling. ( 2009).

No Buyers Premium payable on this lot.

On 11 Aug 2016 at 08:33, the seller added the following description:

This bottle was bought En Primeur (Futures) via a USA wine merchant.It has since been stored in an underground cellar in the USA,until it was transferred (approx.October 2010) to a purpose-built,temperature-contolled cellar in the UK,where it has since laid undisturbed.It is in immaculate condition,with the wine fill into neck and the label and capsule in a pristine state.
There is a USA strip label on the base of the bottle.

On 11 Aug 2016 at 15:15, the seller added a photo to this auction.

Shipping details

Payment methods: PayPal, cheque and bank transfer
Returns policy: no returns
The wine can be collected: From postcode me13, kent, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Shipping paid by: buyer
Cost of delivery: £12.00.For extra safety,all bottles will be dispatched in polysafe tubes. If buyers wish to use Paypal,they will be invoiced with their charges(About 4%.Overseas 5%).Foreign buyers are welcome,but they should take responsibility for having suitable means of shipping.
Delivers to UK and Singapore
Other countries delivered to: Western Europe.For European buyers,please ask for a quote for shipping,which will be considerably higher than the UK price above.
Insurance options: Up to £500.

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