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1979 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild (92 Points WS) Pauillac. No Reserve

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12 6 £230.00 458 days ago
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closed 16/03/2018, 01:18 PM

Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 1979 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: High Shoulder (HS)Question Mark Grape variety: Bordeaux Blend

Although not a particularly good level,this First-Growth 1979 Lafite-Rothschild appears to have a good colour and should have a fighting chance of being a superb bottle of wine:-

"Fruity, deep and firm, filled with plum and cherry, backed by youthful, stiff tannins. Needs time for complexity to develop".
(92 Points)

James Suckling. (The Wine Spectator. Lafite-Rothschild Vertical. November 1991).

"From the famously tannic 1979 vintage, this Lafite is proving the more dismissive critics from earlier days wrong as it settles harmoniously into maturity with plenty of life and complexity remaining. At K&L, we are champions of great wines from lesser vintages, and here is a perfectly mature first growth from a lesser vintage that may not be out of reach in price. Fans of classic wines from the Left Bank with preferences that favour the leathery and refined end of the spectrum will find much to appreciate here. Anyone who can get his hands on a bottle of is in for a real treat!".

Above quote from K & L Wine Merchants,who are currently retailing a 75cl bottle of 1979 Lafite-Rothschild for US$524.99.

The most recent tasting note on the 1979 Lafite-Rothschild on CellarTracker:-

"Showing really well after an hour - pencil shavings, quite deep round fruit, decent length. Impressive".
(94 Points).

CellarTracker. (22/10/2017).

and from the professional wine taster Richard Jennings:-

"Bricking medium dark red violet color; appealing, mature, tart cassis, iodine, pencil lead nose; tasty, mature, tart currant, pencil lead, cedar palate; medium-plus finish".
(94 Points)

Richard Jennings. (RJonWine. 2/12/2012).

No Buyer's Premium payable on this lot.

On 21 Feb 2018 at 08:16, the seller added the following description:

According to WineSearcher,the average UK retail price of a bottle of 1979 Lafite-Rothschild is at least £550.00 per bottle.

Other details

This bottle was bought at auction in the 2000s.It has since been stored undisturbed in a purpose-built,temperature-controlled cellar.The label has several small wine rack nicks and is age stained from what appears (from the colour) to have been a period of storage in a wine cellar.The capsule is in good condition.

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: seller
Cost of delivery: £12.00. This lot will be shipped in polysafe tubes or an airshock,air-cushioned sleeve,within a robust cardboard box.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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