Wine auctions: Lafite 1982, the belle and the crystal ball

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The wine of the moment, everyone agrees, is 1982 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. Jamie Ritchie, Sotheby’s North American wine department head, observes that “it now regularly brings $25,000 to $30,000 a case. The rise shows the strength of Asian buyers.” Last year you could have purchased a case for only $11,000. [Bloomberg]

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One Response to “Wine auctions: Lafite 1982, the belle and the crystal ball”


  1. I hear it’s great mixed with Sprite


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