When Château Lafite’s 1982 vintage was released in 1983, it was sold ex-cellars by UK wine merchants to private clients at about £300 per dozen.
Today, £300 would buy you about 75ml of 1982 Lafite (from #ArdenFineWines, anyway 😁).
It remains the most expensive vintage available of Lafite – more even than 1945, 1949, 1953, 1959, 1961…
Well-cellared examples of 1982 Lafite (like this one) can still be outstanding but if over-traded and over-travelled – some ’82s have been round the planet more times than the International Space Station – they can be disappointing.
Arden’s bottle of this sought-after wine travelled all the way from Bordeaux to Sussex, where we acquired it from a local cellar via an auctioneer.
And now it’s in our London cellar, awaiting a new home…
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1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (1 x 75cl) SAME-DAY DELIVERY TO LONDON ADDRESSES£3,600.00