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Lot 1385
Château Lafite Rothschild 1996 (10)
Sold for HK$ 113,050 (US$ 14,586) inc. premium
Lot Details
Château Lafite Rothschild 1996 (10)
Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé

(1 nicked label)
10 bottles

"This massive wine may be the biggest, largest-scaled Lafite I have ever tasted. It will require many years to come around, so I suspect all of us past the age of fifty might want to give serious consideration as to whether we should be laying away multiple cases of this wine. It is also the first Lafite-Rothschild to be put into a new engraved bottle (designed to prevent fraudulent imitations). The wine exhibits a thick-looking, ruby/purple color, and a knock-out nose of lead pencil, minerals, flowers, and black currant scents. Extremely powerful and full-bodied, with remarkable complexity for such a young wine, this huge Lafite is oozing with extract and richness, yet has managed to preserve its quintessentially elegant personality. This wine is even richer than it was prior to bottling. It should unquestionably last for 40-50 years." (100pts RP)

「......這巨大的葡萄酒可能是我嚐過的Lafite之中最濃郁和澎湃的。它還需要許多年才能成熟,所以我猜想年過50的收藏家要認真考慮是否應該保存數箱這葡萄酒。這亦是第一個Lafite-Rothschild 的年份放到全新設計的刻瓶(以防偽冒)。葡萄酒呈現紅寶般的深紫色,渾發著強烈的炭墨、礦物,鮮花和黑加侖子的味道。其強大和豐滿的酒質,感覺如此年輕卻帶著無比複雜性;這瓶偉大的Lafite滲透出葡萄的精華和豐盛,同時保留了典雅的個性。這瓶酒比入瓶前更豐富,絕對可以維持40-50年。」(《葡萄酒倡導家》Robert Parker評分:100)
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