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Ch. Lafite-Rothschild 1974 Pauillac 1er-Cru

Lot: 796

Ch. Lafite-Rothschild 1974 Pauillac 1er-Cru

Winning Bid: £210

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Lot:
Winery: 
Chateau Lafite-Rothschild
Vintage: 
1974
Region: 
Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Cask Ageing: 
18-20 Months / New Oak
Bottled Strength: 
11.5%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
product Details

Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 1974 Pauillac

Chateau Lafite-Rothschild is one of the great Bordeaux wine estates.  Lafite was listed as one of only four 1st Growths in the famed 1855 Classification of Medoc - though sister-estate Ch.Mouton-Rothschild gained promotion from 2nd (2eme Cru) to 1st-Growth in 1973.

The wines of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild feature varying compositions of 80-95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5-20% Merlot, 0-5% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, matured in new oak barrels for between 18 to 20 months.

The bottle bears an additional label below the front label asserting it to have been officially distributed to the Italian market.  This bottle features an interesting peculiarity as the printed label states volume as 73cl - the more common bottle size in Italy at the time - while both the glass-embossing and import label state volume as 75cl.

This bottle is in good condition: light cosmetic damage to label/seal; cork/closure secure, no leakage.

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Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.

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