Lafite’s Mystique Lures Wine Bidders to Spend $1.82 Million

Sept. 25 (Bloomberg) — A dinner accompanied by 20 vintages of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild at top Chicago restaurant Charlie Trotter’s isn’t the kind of invitation I turn down.

Unsurprisingly, no one was spitting at this Bordeaux profundo bash sponsored by Hart Davis Hart the night before its wine sale last Friday and Saturday. It included the largest offering of Lafite ever to appear at auction, HDH Chairman John Hart said as we savored the splendid 1982.

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