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Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 1995 - Reserve Speciale

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4 3 £160.00 1412 days ago
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closed 06/08/2015, 06:31 PM

Lot size: 1 bottle of 1500 ml each Wine type: Red, 1995 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: France
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape variety:

This beautiful bottle of wine has been in my wine cellar as long as I can remember. It was given to me by a friend about ten years ago. As you can see in the picture there is a mark on the front of the wine covering the word Reserve and the Pa in Pauillac. I recently sold the other bottle of wine on this website recently, that was given to me at the same time. Regrettably, I am having to sell some of my collection. The wine has been well kept while it's been in my possession and the friend who gave it to me is a wine fanatic so it has been properly stored its entire lifetime.

Château Lafite-Rothschild, owned by the Rothschild family since the 19th century, is arguably the most famous winery in the world. It is one of only four Châteaus that were classified as Premier Cru Classé in 1855 for the World’s Fair in Paris. The winery is located in Pauillac. next to the equally eminent Château Mouton-Rothschild. The vine areas of these wineries lie on a hilltop, up to 30 m high, with soil mostly made up of free-draining gravel. This makes it ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. Due to the gravel, the vine plants must dig their roots deep into the soil and thus absorb more nutrients, influencing the wine’s bouquet. Furthermore the gravel leads to a favourable thermal balance, which results in earlier maturation.

Lafite has an acreage of 103 hectares. The grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (71 %), Merlot (25 %), Cabernet Franc (3 %) as well as Petit Verdot (1 %) are cultivated there. The average age of the vines is 30 years, and 40 years in the case of the first wine. The winery is advised by the oenologist Jacques Boissenot and his son Eric.

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Its been in my cellar for many years and has been stored well previously. Its important to note the mark on the front of the bottle as seen in the picture, still a stunning bottle of wine!

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Payment methods: PayPal, cheque and bank transfer
Returns policy: none
The wine can be collected: From postcode BN44, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Royal Mail Special Delivery
Shipping paid by: buyer
Cost of delivery: £50
Delivers to UK and Singapore
Other countries delivered to: worldwide
Insurance options: there is £500 cover with Royal Mail Special Delivery

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