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Château Lafite 1959 (1 MAG)

In Bond Available Duty Paid

Estimate:

5,500

to
- 6,500 GBP

Lots 244-264: From the cellar of a world class art collector, a private collection of Bordeaux with impeccable provenance

Château Lafite 1959 (1 MAG)

Château Lafite 1959 (1 MAG)

Estimate:

5,500

to
- 6,500 GBP

Lot sold:

7,500

GBP

Château Lafite 1959

Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé

u. t/hs, label soiled and glue striped, scuffed in the middle, US slip labels, 1 slightly peeling, 1 becoming detached, Château embossed short metal capsule

This has always been, and remains, one of my favourite Clarets ever. In 2016, I was lucky enough to 'see' it again (i.e. to drink copiously) from a double magnum and it was knock-out gorgeous. Nobility, richness, velvety complexity - it has it all. Beauteous and mouth-coating, it has the aura of eternal life, helped by the large format which infinitely suits a wine of such immense body and opulence. The scent permeates the taste and, I realise, vice versa. Lafite nailed this vintage to a glorious level and experiencing it marks one for life. 

Serena Sutcliffe, MW

WA 99

1 mag (cn)


Provenance:

 

FROM THE CELLAR OF A WORLD CLASS ART COLLECTOR, A PRIVATE COLLECTION OF BORDEAUX WITH IMPECCABLE PROVENANCE, INCLUDING RARE MAGNUMS OF MOUTON 1933, LATOUR 1945 AND LAFITE 1959 DIRECT FROM THE CHATEAUX. ALL THE BOTTLES WERE RECENTLY REMOVED FROM EXCELLENT CLIMATE-CONTROLLED CELLARAGE

 

LYING IN OCTAVIAN, WILTSHIRE Offered In Bond, available Duty Paid

 

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