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Château Lafite 1982 (12 BT)

Estimate:

22,000 - 28,000 GBP

Lots 422-423: Rare cases of Lafite 1982 & Montrachet 1996 bought upon release and professionaly stored since original purchase

Château Lafite 1982 (12 BT)

Château Lafite 1982 (12 BT)

Estimate:

22,000 - 28,000 GBP

Lot sold:

32,500

GBP

Château Lafite 1982

Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé

u. 2bn, 3vts, 5ts, 1hs, 1h/ms, 2 labels very slightly stained purple by tissue, 1 very slightly marked, 2 labels very slightly discoloured yellow, 1 cork slightly raised, 7 capsules very slightly corroded on top, 1 slightly corroded on top, 1 badly corroded on top with part of capsule missing, tissue wrapped, owc lid very slightly damaged

65% Cabernet Sauvignon in this vintage. On Christmas Eve 2013, an incredibly rich, spicy, leathery nose, multi-layered and meaty. The taste balances fresh acidity with real maturity and it is just so "thick" and velvety. Enormous tannic structure with irony backbone. Serena Sutcliffe, MW

WA 97+

 12 bts (owc)


Provenance:

 

RARE CASES OF LAFITE 1982 & MONTRACHET 1996 BOUGHT UPON RELEASE AND PROFESSIONALY STORED SINCE ORIGINAL PURCHASE

 

LYING IN OCTAVIAN, WILTSHIRE Offered Duty Paid only

 

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