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1982 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac
100% Genuine. Authenticity Guaranteed.
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“Arguably the Best Wine in the
Robert Parker: 100
Steven Tanzer: 95
Stored perfectly on its side in the dark in a climate controlled cellar at 55 F and 75% humidity.
These bottles were bought at an estate auction and were still in the box with tissue paper around them. We have inspected these bottles thoroughly and opened on of them. The cork was labeled “1982” and the wine inside was genuine.
We guarantee that these bottles are 100% authentic.
Label is perfect except for a tiny hole in it as shown.
Capsule is in perfect condition. Absolutely NO corrosion.
Cork has no signs of shrinkage and is perfect as is seen in the photos.
“The 1982 Lafite possesses a dark, dense ruby/purple color with only a
subtle lightening at the rim. Spectacular aromatics offer jammy cherry
and black fruits intertwined with lead pencil, mineral, and smoky wood
scents. Powerful for a Lafite, this wine unfolds to reveal extraordinary
richness, purity, and overall symmetry in addition to stunning flavor
depth and persistence. The finish lasts for nearly a minute. Plenty of
tannin remains, and the wine displays a vibrancy and youthfulness that
belie its 18 years of age. The modern day equivalent of
Lafite-Rothschild’s immortal 1959, the 1982 will enjoy another 30-70
years of life! An amazing achievement! Anticipated maturity 2007-2070. 100 Points!
– Robert Parker
in the great wine-producing village of Pauillac in the Médoc region to
the north-west of Bordeaux, the estate was the property of Gombaud de
Lafite in 1234. In the 17th century, the property of Château Lafite was
purchased by the Ségur family, including the 16th century manor house
that still stands. Although vines almost certainly already existed on
the site, around 1680, Jacques de Ségur planted the majority of the
vineyard. In the early 18th century, Nicolas-Alexandre, marquis de Ségur
refined the wine-making techniques of the estate, and introduced his
wines to the upper echelons of European society. Before long he was
known as the “Wine Prince”, and the wine of Château Lafite called “The
King’s Wine” thanks to the influential support of the Maréchal de
Richelieu. Towards the end of the 18th century, Lafite’s reputation was
assured and even Thomas Jefferson visited the estate and became a
the French Revolution, the period known as Reign of Terror led to the
execution of Nicolas Pierre de Pichard on 30 June 1794, bringing an end
to the Ségur family’s ownership of the estate which became public
property. In 1797 the vineyards were sold to a group of Dutch merchants.
first half of the 19th century saw Lafite in the hands of the
Vanlerberghe family and the wine improved more, including the great
vintages of 1795, 1798 and 1818. On 8 August 1868, the Château was
purchased by Baron James Mayer Rothschild for 4.4 million francs, and
the estate became Château Lafite Rothschild. Baron James, however, died
just three months after purchasing Lafite. The estate then became the
joint property of his three sons: Alphonse, Gustave, and Edmond.
20th century has seen periods of success and difficulty, coping with
post-phylloxera vines, and two world wars. During the Second World War
the Château was occupied by the German army, and suffered heavily from
plundering of its cellars. Succeeding his uncle Élie de Rothschild,
Lafite has been under the direction of Eric de Rothschild since 1974.
record price at auction for a bottle of wine ($156,000) was for a 1787
Chateau Lafite which was once thought to be owned by Thomas Jefferson.
the 2008 vintage produced a world wide increase in price of over 125%
in 6 months from release, which in turn has come to push some Asian
countries to the top of the list of worldwide markets in which
investment grade wine is purchased.
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expedited method and usually take 3-5 days for delivery. However, with
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international shipments in any way whatsoever. Should the package be
spoiled, damaged, broken, lost or seized by customs, NO refunds will be
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invoice reflecting the shipping combined. Exception: International shipping and shipping to Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico may be subject to additional charges.
Regardless of the date or temperature during shipping:
Wine spoilage in transit is NOT covered. Expedited/overnight shipping or
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breakage during shipping or complete loss of the package. If you have
purchased wine but are worried about heat spoilage or freezing
temperatures, simply let us put the order on hold, and we will ship when
If you decide to ship the wine during
the summer months, heat can create the wine to expand and push past the
cork. The wine may arrive with a tiny bit of wine that has seeped or
leaked from the capsule. Some buyers may find this upsetting, but
typically such short-term heat exposure creates no damage to the wine
itself. However, older vintages can be more fragile than newer ones. Cool
packs can be added to the shipment for a small fee should you request.
This should prevent such seepage when combined with expedited shipping.
Please remember, that slight leakage or seepage can be common during
shipping and this is NOT a valid reason to return the wine for a refund,
and we will NOT grant one. We have systems in place to prevent this.
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guarantee the condition of the cork or quality of the wine in the
bottles. We do not make the wine we sell. If you do not like the wine in
the bottle, please take it up with the vineyard. On older vintages
corks can shrink, and degrade. The cork may break or crumble when you
remove it. This is normal for older wines. We do our best by storing the
wine in optimum conditions and accurately describing the condition of
the bottles, but obviously this is as far as we can go when it comes to
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