Closed
This listing is closed. This lot was sold for £380.00.
Photo of the lot, click to enlarge Photo of the lot, click to enlarge Photo of the lot, click to enlarge

1988 Château LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD - Pauillac 1st Growth

Bookmark and Share
11 5 £380.00 856 days ago
Bids placed No. of Bidders Current price Auction closed
closed 16/01/2017, 04:51 PM

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

A very good example of this nearly 30 year old First Growth.

A good, clean and unstained label and an embossed capsule to match.
The level is in the neck.

This bottle was bought en primeur and has lain undisturbed ever since in the cellars of a large Dorset manor house.

A couple of commentaries by those who should know:

"Broodingly backward and in need of considerable bottle age, the 1988 is a classic expression of Lafite. This deeply coloured wine exhibits the tell-tale Lafite bouquet of cedar, subtle herbs, dried pit fruits, minerals, and cassis. Extremely concentrated, with brilliantly focused flavours 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). James Suckling. (WineSpectator.com 2009).

Other details

NO RESERVE, NO (18%) BUYER'S PREMIUM

Shipping details


Payment methods: cheque and bank transfer
Returns policy: None
The wine can be collected: From postcode BA22, Somerset, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: APC in 'mail safe' special box.
Shipping paid by: buyer
Cost of delivery: 1 bottle £12, 2 bottles £14, 3-12 bottles £16 & 13-24 bottles £20 to mainland Britain. Elsewhere, please ask for a quote. PayPal is accepted from OVERSEAS ONLY. Their fees of 5% will be invoiced.
Delivers to UK and Singapore
Other countries delivered to: Worldwide
Insurance options: None


© BFW 2018 Ltd (reg. Co. No. 11183128) trading as www.bidforwine.co.uk / Contact Us / Sign up to our Mailing List
Auction Marketer