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The August 2019 Auction: Part 3

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Auction Ends: 8/15/2019 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #13. Palmer 1961

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 100 JG.
". . . the greatest vintage of Palmer that I have ever had the great good fortune to taste, and the bottle we had at our October vertical was as profoundly magical as this wine can be . . . . The haunting bouquet soars from the glass in an utterly profound and surreal mélange of red cherries, mulberries, blood orange, black truffles, violets and roses, tobacco leaf, summer truffles, a touch of nutskin and a profound base of complex soil tones. On the palate the wine is deep, pure, fullish and yet very light on its feet, with flawless focus and equilibrium, bright acids, melted tannins and an endless, long and profoundly complex finish. A perfect expression of Palmer that beautifully captures the thrilling combination of perfumed, elegant and refined complexity and stunning intensity without undue weight on the palate. Claret simply does not get any better than this brilliant wine." View From the Cellar, Jan/Feb 2008, Issue #13
Provenance: The Siècle Cellar
Notes: Top shoulder, lightly scuffed, nicked Berry Bros & Rudd capsule, bin soiled, damp stained, very lightly scuffed, nicked label. Berry Bros. & Rudd bottling.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $2,750


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