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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. (WineSpectator.com 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.


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Returns policy: no returns
The wine can be collected: From postcode me13, kent, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Royal Mail Special Delivery.
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