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The February 2019 Distinguished Cellar Auction, Part II

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Auction Ends: 2/14/2019 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #162. Lafite Rothschild 1988

Description: Consists of 4 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 99 JMQ.
"Dark, red color. Good intensity. Cohesive. Crystalline. Pretty. Young. First nose: clean; average intensity; very fine, complex, and fresh, with a great sense of concentration; cassis; oak; vanilla; violet; nervy. Also with a touch of evolution and savor but it's nuanced. On the palate: clean and supple, developing a tight structure, of good intensity and, as it evolves, fat, juicy, and complex while melting; built on flavors of fruits and flowers, moving towards a powerful finale where the palate puckers with fruity tannin - floral and fine liquorice. Cannot spit. Great impression of freshness, concentration and yet the whole is so enigmatically aerial. Very racy. Quintessential wine." Jean-Marc Quarin, Quarin.com, Sep 1994
Notes: Base neck or better, 1 lightly stained and 2 nicked capsules, 3 nicked labels.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $2,500


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