Ended 27 February 2024
1945 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Premier Grand Cru Classe 75cl
1945 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Premier Grand Cru Classe 75cl 1945 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Premier Grand Cru Classe 75cl 1945 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Premier Grand Cru Classe 75cl
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Lot 179874

1945 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Premier Grand Cru Classe 75cl

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EUR €1,046.78

Lot Information

Chateau Bottled

Red Wine

France

Pauillac

12%

Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot

1945

Lafite Rothschild Auction

Bordeaux Wine Auction

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Description

A bottle of 1945 Château Lafite Rothschild from Bordeaux's Pauillac appellation.

'It actually snowed at Lafite-Rothschild on 1 May that year when the vines were already 15 days in advance, summer saw sporadic hail and harvest commenced on 13 September with berries at miraculously ripe levels. What a wine! Deeper in color than the 1949 Lafite-Rothschild, the 1945 has a haunting bouquet, with vestiges of red fruit mixed with graphite, cold stone, crushed rose petals and briary. It gently builds in the glass and with aeration becomes ever more vivid and delineated. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin, perfect acidity, pure and weightless, one of the most nuanced 1945s you will find. It is utterly sublime, never showing off and never trying too hard. It just shimmers with a pedigree that is undiminished after the passing decades. This might be one of the occasions where I prefer the Lafite-Rothschild to the more ostentatious 1945 Latour. 98/100' Neal Martin, Vinous, Tasted 2018

This 1945 Chateau Lafite Rothschild sold at our online auction for £875

Condition

Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note damage to the label and capsule which has a 2cm tear in it, but appears to be secure. There is a small amount of damage to the base of the cork, which otherwise appears to be in good condition.

The Whisky.Auction team has inspected this lot and found it to be suitable for sale. However, please note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. We cannot guarantee that the contents of this bottle will be free from the effects of age, cork taint, oxidation or other faults. Older bottles often contain sediment. Wines are more fragile than spirits and older wines may be listed, at our discretion, for their historical interest rather than their drinkability. We can in no way guarantee that they are still within their plateau of maturity or to the buyer’s taste.

This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.

Fill Level

Middle shoulder

Approx. shipping weight

1.50kg
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