Vintage Vintages by The Antique Wine Company

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The Antique Wine Company offers a $3 million collection of Château Lafite Rothschild

By Kristelle Devieux

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“As leaders in our field, we are especially interested to use every possibility to check and confirm the authenticity of the wines we provide to our clients.”

For wine connoisseurs, the name Lafite Rothschild rings many bells as the most established and prominent producer of distinguished French wine. In a similar fashion, The Antique Wine Company is the premier company when it comes to wine trade for both industry professionals and private collectors. The London-based business services avid collectors by acquiring vintages more than 150 years old, as well as contemporary wines of the utmost quality.

The two fantastic names in wine have combined forces, as The Antique Wine Company is now proud to offer one of the most prized wine collections: an antique selection of Château Lafite Rothschild.

This is one of the most extensive offerings of vintage Lafite Rothschild on the market. This amassment was the result of the ongoing efforts from master oenologist of Château Lafite Rothschild, Charles Chevallier, and members of the Rothschild family. The group gathered bottles over the course of two years from restaurants, hotels, and private cellars around the globe. Their efforts have resulted in a superior Lafite Rothschild collection that includes wine from four centuries, the oldest bottle dating to 1787. Additionally, the collection includes all the top vintages of the 20th Century produced in giant six-liter imperials.

If anyone is questioning the heritage of the bottles, they can be rest assured these are the real deal. “Whilst old wine is hard to find in good condition, let’s not forget the great châteaux produce tens of thousands of bottles every year,” explains Steven Williams, CEO of The Antique Wine Company. “This collection of Château Lafite Rothschild is an exceptional assemblage of the world’s greatest red wine. As leaders in our field, we are especially interested to use every possibility to check and confirm the authenticity of the wines we provide to our clients.”

The Antique Wine Company is using scientific methods to prove the valued origins of the wine by working with scientists and experts in the Universities of Bordeaux and Manchester to certify the authenticity of the vintages, which will be proven by both the age of the bottles and analyses of the wine. Nuclear isotope analysis, gamma radiation, and proton beam tests will confirm the age of each bottle, while a sample of the wine will be extracted with a hypodermic needle carefully pierced through the cork for extensive molecular and chemical analysis.

The distinguished collection is expected to collect between $1 to $3 million, sold through private negotiations.

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