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Ch. Lafite Rothschild 1997

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31 4 £360.00 3849 days ago
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closed 06/01/2009, 07:09 PM

Lot size: 2 bottles of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 1997 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot

An absolutely stunning wine which would make a great addition to any serious collection. Mr Parker give this opinion ;-

Only 26% of the crop made it into the final blend, resulting in only 15,000 cases of the 1997 Lafite-Rothschild. This wine should not be ignored because of the negative press surrounding the 1997 vintage. It boasts an opaque dense purple color in addition to a gorgeously sweet, expansive perfume of cedar wood, black currants, lead pencil, and minerals. What follows is a fat mid-palate, medium body, explosive fruit and richness, soft tannin, and a velvety texture. It is a beautiful, compelling Lafite-Rothschild that can be drunk young, yet promises to evolve for 15+ years. Although one of the most forward Lafites ever tasted, it is all the more captivating because of this characteristic. Don't miss it! 92pts

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I bought this wine from Lay and Wheeler and has been stored at Octavaian's cellar's Wiltshire since purchase. Had a bottle with Christmas lunch, opened and decanted it about 2 hours before consumtion. It was absolutely delicious, soft, smooth, silky. One of the best wines I have ever tasted.

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Payment methods: cheque and bank transfer
Returns policy: none
This wine cannot be shipped. Collection ONLY: From postcode GU35, Hampshire, United Kingdom


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