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1988 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild (94 Points RP...94 Points WS) Pauillac. No Reserve

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26 12 £481.00 485 days ago
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closed 23/03/2018, 01:09 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

"Broodingly backward 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).

James Suckling. ( 2009).

No Buyer's Premium payable on this lot.

Other details

This bottle was bought En Primeur (Futures) via a wine merchant in the USA.It has since been stored in perfect conditions,initially in an underground cellar in the USA.Approximately in October 2010,it was transferred to the UK,where it has since been stored undisturbed in a purpose-built,temperature-controlled cellar.It is in impeccable 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.

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 airshock,air-cushioned sleeves,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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