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The May 2017 Distinguished Cellar Auction, Part IV

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Auction Ends: 5/25/2017 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #34. Lafite Rothschild 2008

Description: Consists of 1 Half Bottle, 0.375L
Score: 98 RP.
"A candidate for the -wine of the vintage,- the 2008 should have been purchased before it began to soar in value because of the significance of the number 8 in the Chinese culture (denoting good luck). Representing 40% of the production, this blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc offers aromas of high quality unsmoked cigar tobacco, lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, earth, cedar and asphalt. Full, rich and stunningly concentrated, I doubt it is inferior to the 2010, just more classic as well as slightly more forward and a degree weaker in alcoholic potency (12.5% versus 13.5%). The 2008 should be relatively drinkable in 6-10 years as it is already showing remarkable complexity and breed, and will last for 30-35 years...at the minimum." Wine Advocate # 194, May 2011
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $275


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