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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 #35. Lafite Rothschild 1985

Description: Consists of 2 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 96 JG.
"This was my last bottle of ’85 Lafite out of the cellar, as I only bought three bottles when it was released and dearly wish I had bought more, as the wine is rather more expensive today than it was back in 1987! This is an utterly brilliant year for Lafite and one of my favorite wines of the vintage, as it offers up a deep and very complex nose of cassis, sweet dark berries, a touch of fresh coconut, beautifully complex, gravelly soil tones, cigar smoke, fresh herbs and cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very refined, with a rock solid core of sappy fruit, stunning complexity, impeccable focus and balance, moderate tannins and a fairly powerful finish (particularly for Lafite from this era) that closes with great purity and grip. A brilliant synthesis of the vintage’s plush and suave personality and the inimitable elegance of Lafite." View From the Cellar, Sep/Oct 2014, Issue #53
Provenance: The Sextant Cellar
Notes: Nicked capsules, 1 marked and 1 lightly torn, lightly tissue stained, and lightly damp stained label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $2,000


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