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Château Lafite 1989 (12 BT)

Estimate:

5,500

to
- 7,000 GBP

Lots 125-187: Three decades of brilliant Bordeaux

Château Lafite 1989 (12 BT)

Château Lafite 1989 (12 BT)

Estimate:

5,500

to
- 7,000 GBP

Lot sold:

6,710

GBP

Château Lafite 1989

Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé

Good levels, excellent appearance, tissue wrapped

67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, a very different grape variety composition in comparison with recent years. In 2019, the bouquet had shining breed and vivacity, jumping out of the glass at you. It is the depth and intensity, the length and the sheer, all-round flavour that astonish. When young, the tannins were tight, in that Lafite way, but now it is gloriously expressive and totally harmonious, just pure bliss. And the persistence on the palate is astonishing. Serena Sutcliffe, MW

12 bts (owc)


Provenance:


THREE DECADES OF BRILLIANT BORDEAUX FEATURING PETRUS 1988, 1999 AND 2003, LAFITE, LA MISSION AND PALMER 1989, LATOUR 1996, MOUTON 2000 PLUS CORTON CHARLEMAGNE, DOMINUS AND L'ERMITA, ALL BOUGHT UPON RELEASE THROUGH A SMALL SELECTION OF VERY WELL-RESPECTED UK AND CONTINENTAL WINE MERCHANTS AND PROFESSIONALLY STORED UNTIL THIS SALE


LYING IN GREENFORD, MIDDLESEX Offered Duty Paid only


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