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1976 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild (96 Points JS...94 Points WA) Pauillac. No Reserve

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12 7 £260.00 432 days ago
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closed 20/04/2018, 02:17 PM

Lot size: 1 bottle of 730 ml each Wine type: Red, 1976 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Base of Neck (BN)Question Mark Grape variety: Bordeaux Blend

According to the tasting notes below,the 1976 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild is possibly the greatest First-Growth wine of the 1970's decade and certainly the best bottle of claret produced in 1976:-

"This is the wine of the vintage. I love the rosewater, currants and citrus character to this now.It's still full body yet so ethereal.It goes on and on in the finish turning creamy and citrusy".
(96 Points).

James Suckling. ( October 2016).

"A sublime mature Lafite-Rothschild that alongside the 1978 counts as the best of the decade. A mature brick core. The nose is leafy and herbaceous with a touch of cigar box and smoke: unmistakably Pauillac. The medium-bodied palate is mellow, natural, and harmonious with cedar, tobacco and a touch of leather. Though there is just a residue of fruit, this Lafite is still imbued with remarkable precision and focus. Good length. For those seeking traditional claret from the top-drawer. Must be wine of the vintage. Tasted November 2006".
(94 Points).

Neal Martin. (The Wine Advocate. November 2006).

A recent tasting note on Cellartracker:-

"Got very lucky with this one; beautifully looked after - high shoulder fill, good cork, 2nd owner. Absolutely wonderful nose (taking 20 minutes to open fully and then lasting another 40 before a slow decline) full of cassis, pencil, black cherry, cigar, cedar, violets, leather that formed a seamless amalgam. Beautiful density on the nose with exquisite balance and elegance; fabulous, fine-boned claret. Very Lafite in character. More sanguine and mineral the more air it had.Less profound on the palate but still plenty of fruit; well-balanced.Long, positive finish. A lovely,completely resolved Lafite. Seize the day and drink these now - there's nowhere to go but downhill and it's in such a wonderful place".
(96 Points).

Englishman's Claret. (Cellartracker. 2/7/2016).

According to Winesearcher,the current average UK retail price of a bottle of 1976 Lafite-Rothschild is £566.00 (Ex VAT and Duty).

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Other details

This bottle was bought at auction in the 2000s.It has since been stored in a purpose-built,temperature-controlled cellar.The label is age stained and has several small pieces missing (see photograph).The wine fill is at base of neck and at 42 years of age,the capsule is secure and unsplit and in reasonable 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 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.If value of wine is between £500 and £1,000 shipping cost to cover extra insurance will be £13.00.

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