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The October 2021 Auction: Part 2

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Auction Ends: 10/14/2021 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #5. Lafite Rothschild 2018

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 100 WA.
"The 2018 Lafite Rothschild is blended of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8.5% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot and has 13.3% alcohol. Deep purple-black in color, it needs a fair bit of swirling to unlock intoxicating scents of blackcurrant cordial, baked plums and black cherry compote with an undercurrent of dark chocolate, licorice, cast-iron pan, cedar chest and fertile loam, plus a waft of pencil lead. The delicately crafted, medium-bodied palate is dripping with class, featuring layers of mineral-laced black fruits and exquisitely ripe, singularly Lafite tannins, finishing with epic length and depth. This simply stunning, delicately crafted expression of 2018 with its singularly evocative imprint of Lafite will require a good 7-8 years in bottle, then should continue to inspire awe over the following 40+ years." Lisa Perotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate April Week 4- Bordeaux 2018, 23rd Apr 2019
Provenance: The Amapola Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $1,100

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