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The May 2019 Internet-Only Auction Part 4

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Auction Ends: 5/23/2019 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #37. Lafite Rothschild 1998

Description: Consists of 11 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 98 RP.
"A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, this wine represents only 34% of Lafite's total harvest. In a less than perfect Medoc vintage, it has been spectacular since birth, putting on more weight and flesh over the last year. This opaque purple-colored 1998 is close to perfection. The spectacular nose of lead pencil, smoky, mineral, and black currant fruit soars majestically from the glass. The wine is elegant yet profoundly rich, revealing the essence of Lafite's character. The tannin is sweet, and the wine is spectacularly layered yet never heavy. The finish is sweet, super-rich, yet impeccably balanced and long (50+ seconds)." Wine Advocate #134, Apr 2001
Provenance: The Bailliage Cellar
Notes: 2 Nicked, 1 lightly torn, 1 lightly damp stained, 1 heavily damp stained labels.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $7,500


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