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1998 Chateau Lafite Rothschild (98 Points RP) Pauillac. No Reserve

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12 8 £470.00 743 days ago
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closed 12/05/2017, 01:07 PM

Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 1998 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape variety: Bordeaux Blend

A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot,this wine represents only 34% of Lafite's total harvest.In a less than perfect Medoc vintage,it has been spectacular since birth,putting on more weight and flesh over the last year.The opaque,purple-colored 1998 is close to perfection.The spectacular nose of lead pencil,smoky,mineral,and black currant fruit soars majestically from the glass.The wine is elegant yet profoundly rich,revealing the essence of Lafite's character.The tannin is sweet,and the wine is spectacularly layered yet not heavy.The finish sweet,super-rich,yet impeccably balanced and long (50+ seconds).Anticipated maturity: 2007-2035.
(98 Points).

Robert Parker. (The Wine Advocate. #134. April 2001).


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This bottle was bought on release and has since been stored undisturbed in a purpose-built,temperature-controlled cellar.Apart from the label being very slightly frayed at the top (see photograph),it is in immaculate condition,with the wine fill into neck and the label and capsule in a very good state.

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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