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The July 2018 Distinguished Cellar Auction, Part I

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Auction Ends: 7/12/2018 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #3. Lafite Rothschild 1982

Description: Consists of 12 Bottles, 0.75L
Packaging: OWC.
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 Marée Cellar
Notes: 2 base neck, 8 very top shoulder, 2 top shoulder, 10 corroded, 2 lightly corroded and 7 nicked capsules, 5 lightly torn capsules partially exposing corks, scuffed, 8 nicked, 10 lightly torn, 9 bin soiled, 3 lightly bin soiled, 8 heavily mold stained, 4 mold stained, 6 lightly damp stained and 4 lightly wrinkled labels.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $40,000

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