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1989 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild (96 Points NM...97 Points WS) 1er Grand Cru Classe Pauillac. No Reserve

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23 11 £290.00 1299 days ago
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closed 27/11/2015, 01:34 PM

Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 1989 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape variety: Bordeaux Blend

Tasted at Bordeaux Index's Christmas lunch.At 21-years of age,the Lafite-Rothschild 1989 has a lovely bouquet,quintessential Pauillac,with cedar,pencil shavings,bay leaf and tar.The aromatics are well-defined and melt nicely with aeration though all the time remaining well-knit.The palate is medium-bodied,with a svelte,quite seductive entry that hints of blackcurrant wine gums,wild strawberry,cedar,and graphite.It has impressive weight in the mouth,with a strident,graphite and dried herb finish that lingers wonderfully.Simply a wonderful Pauillac at the peak of its powers.Drink now-2025.
(96 Points).

Neal Martin ( Tasted,December 2010).

I have never been a huge fan of this Lafite,but it seems to be coming into its own now.It's a wine with a character of cloves and berries with hints of plums.It shows loads of potpourri.Roses too.Full and so balanced.Tight and youthful.The winemaker at Lafite says that when he wants to show someone a perfect example of Lafite,this is the Lafite he pours.Maybe he is right?
(97 Points).

James Suckling. (The Wine Spectator. December 2013).

According to WineSearcher,the average retail price of a bottle of 1989 Lafite-Rothschild in the UK is currently £468 (Ex VAT and Duty)as at 2/11/2015.

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Other details

This bottle was bought as Futures (En Primeur) from a US wine merchant.Initially it was stored in perfect conditions in an underground cellar,but within the last six years (approx.October 2010) has been transferred to the UK,where it has since been stored undisturbed in a purpose-built,temperature-controlled cellar.Apart from a few small marks on the labels,it is in impeccable condition,with wine fill exceptionally high into neck and the label and capsule in an excellent state.
There is a US strip label on the bottle.

Shipping details

Payment methods: PayPal, cheque and bank transfer
Returns policy: no returns
The wine can be collected: From postcode me13, kent, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Shipping paid by: buyer
Cost of delivery: The shipping cost is £12.00.For extra safety,all bottles will be dispatched in polysafe tubes. 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 shipping price quote,which will be considerably higher than the UK price above.
Insurance options: Up to £500.

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