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The January 2020 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 1/23/2020 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #1333. Beychevelle 1929

Description: Consists of 4 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 97 JG.
"The 1929 Beychevelle is an absolutely beautiful bottle of wine that, amazingly, still has decades of life in it. I had tasted this wine on one previous occasion, where a bit of volatile acidity was present, but this most recent bottle was absolutely pristine and drinking magically. The hauntingly pure and refined nose soars from the glass in a perfumed mélange of smoked meats, cherries, a touch of blood orange, nutskins, gentle smoky tones, a beautiful base of soil, Cuban tobacco and a touch of cocoa powder in the upper register. On the palate the wine is fullish, pure and stunningly complex, with perfect focus and balance, bright, beautifully integrated acids, a lingering memory of the tannins that are now gone and stunning length and grip on the quintessentially elegant finish. At eighty-two years of age, the 1929 Beychevelle remains at its summit of peak drinkability and is one of the most beautiful bottles of claret I have ever had the pleasure to taste." John Gilman, View From the Cellar, May/Jun 2011, Issue #33
Provenance: The Azalea Cellar
Notes: 1 Very top shoulder, 1 top shoulder, 2 high shoulder, lightly corroded capsules, 3 lightly recessed corks, glue stained, bin soiled, lightly torn and 2 lightly tissued stained labels.
Estimate: $4,500

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