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1993 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild (Pauillac) No Reserve

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11 7 £270.00 617 days ago
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closed 15/09/2017, 01:13 PM

Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 1993 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape variety: Bordeaux Blend

"A successful wine for Lafite,this dark,ruby/purple-colored 1993 is tightly-wound,medium-bodied,with a closed set of aromatics that reluctantly reveal hints of sweet blackcurrant fruit,weedy tobacco,and lead pencil scents.Polished and elegant,with Lafite's noble restraint,this is an elegant,classy,slightly austere wine".

Robert Parker. ( February 1997).

"Very polished and well-crafted black cherry,toast,earth,and mineral flavors,all in nice proportions.Medium body,supple tannins".

James Suckling. (The Wine Spectator. January 1996).

No Buyer's Premium payable on this lot.

On 24 Aug 2017 at 16:32, the seller added the following description:

According to WineSearcher,as at 24/8/2017,four wine merchants in the UK were retailing a bottle of 1993 Lafite-Rothschild at prices between £428 and £556 Ex VAT and Duty.

Other details

This bottle was bought as Futures (En Primeur) via a US wine merchant.It has since been stored in perfect conditions.Initially,it was stored underground in a US cellar,but approximately in October 2010 it was transferred to the UK,where it has since been stored horizontally in a purpose-built,temperature-controlled cellar.The wine fill (see photograph) is exceptionally high into neck for a 24 year-old bottle.The label appears to have some red wine marks and a small tear on the lower USA strip label.Because the wine level is so high,with no signs of leakage on this bottle,I believe that the red wine splashes on the label are unlikely to come from wine inside this bottle.The capsule is in an excellent state.

Shipping details

Payment methods: PayPal, cheque and bank transfer
Returns policy: no returns
The wine can be collected: From postcode CT5 , Kent, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Shipping paid by: buyer
Cost of delivery: The shipping cost is £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 shipping price quotation,which will be considerably higher than the UK price above.
Insurance options: Up to £500.

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