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The July 2017 Distinguished Cellar Auction, Part II

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Auction Ends: 7/20/2017 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #198. Lafite Rothschild 1982

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 100 RP.
"The 1982 Lafite possesses a dark, dense ruby/purple color with only a subtle lightening at the rim. Spectacular aromatics offer jammy cherry and black fruits intertwined with lead pencil, mineral, and smoky wood scents. Powerful for a Lafite, this wine unfolds to reveal extraordinary richness, purity, and overall symmetry in addition to stunning flavor depth and persistence. The finish lasts for nearly a minute. Plenty of tannin remains, and the wine displays a vibrancy and youthfulness that belie its 18 years of age. The modern day equivalent of Lafite-Rothschild's immortal 1959, the 1982 will enjoy another 30-70 years of life! An amazing achievement!" Wine Advocate #129, Jun 2000
Provenance: The Summit Cellar
Notes: Very top shoulder, very lightly scuffed capsule, lightly scuffed, nicked, torn and lightly stained label, old tape partly overlapping bottom of label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $2,750


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