Le Clos Sells 120 Year Old Bottle of Chateau Lafite 1895 in Dubai International Airport

November 2015, Dubai, UAE: Le Clos, the fine wine and luxury spirits retailer at Dubai International airport, is a favourite destination of wine and spirits collectors from around the globe, especially when seeking rare and unique items. This was recently demonstrated with the sale of one of the jewels in Le Clos’ portfolio – a very rare, Château Lafite 1895, which sold to an international wine collector for US $17,000. The bottle, treasured for its age and history, was produced only 40 years after the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, awarding Château Lafite First Growth status. It is extremely rare to find a bottle of this age from Chateau Lafite, or any of the Bordeaux first growths.

Le Clos has an established reputation for bringing some of the world’s rarest wines and spirits to market. The strong partnerships that Le Clos has developed with the world’s leading wine and spirits producers provides the retailer with access to some of the most sought after products on the planet. Ben Odgers, General Manager of Le Clos, says: “We are committed to offering customers a diverse range of the world’s best wines and spirits from US $28 through to some of the most sought after products, such as the recent sale of Chateau Lafite 1895. The collectors market is still buoyant in Dubai, recently having also sold classics such as a Château Lafite 1961, Cheval Blanc 1961 magnum, The Macallan Fine & Rare 1946, and many others.”

The award-winning retailer has over 1000 fine wines and 400 luxury spirits in its portfolio catering to all tastes and budgets. Le Clos also offers unique services, such as complimentary bottle engraving, in-store tastings and a concierge delivery service, highlighting Le Clos’ dedication to providing a world class shopping experience for its customers.


About Le Clos

Le Clos strives to continually create a unique shopping experience offering many of the best wines and spirits from around the world, while providing customers with a superior level of services. From our highly qualified team of professional advisors who combined speak over 20 languages, to our innovative services such as personalised bottle engraving, tasting area and interactive whisky experience. Our unique concierge service enables customers to place their order online or in-store prior to departure and their purchases will be delivered to them upon arrival at Dubai International. Le Clos is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is owned by MMI.

Le Clos has five outlets located within Dubai International Terminal 3 Departures. The flagship store is located at gate A1 in Concourse A, while the original outlet is adjacent to gate B8 on Concourse B. Additional outlets are located inside the Emirates First Class Lounges and between the Emirates First and Business Class Lounges in Concourse B. Le Clos’ newest outlet is located at Al Hamra Cellar in Ras Al Khaimah.
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Le Clos awards, recognition and milestones:

Best Partnership Initiative of the Year (Dubai Airports & Le Clos) (Frontier Awards)
Best Partnership Initiative of the Year – Retailer & Supplier (Drinks International)
Best Luxury Drinks Launch of the Year (Drinks International)
Gold Medal “Best Travel Retail Exclusive / Limited Edition Launch of the Year” (Drinks International)

Best Marketing Concept by a Travel Retail Operator (Drinks International)
Silver Medal “Best Travel Retail Exclusive / Limited Edition Launch of the Year” (Drinks International)
Shortlisted “Best New Store Opening” – Duty Free News International Travel Retail Awards

World’s Number One Wine Store (La Cav Magazine)

World record duty free sale of wines and spirits

Best New Liquor and Wines Store (Duty Free News International Awards)
Travel Retail Operator of the Year (Drinks International Travel Retail Excellence Awards)
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Anjala Gulati
Impact Porter Novelli PR
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Megan Brayford
Impact Porter Novelli PR
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