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The March 2020 Auction: Part 4

Auction # 599 | View Auction Schedule and Details
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Auction Ends: 3/26/2020 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #95. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche 1996

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 98 NM.
"A deep ruby colour with very little ageing. There is a tangible stalkiness on the nose that seems to dissipate with a few swirls of the glass. The nose is reticent at first, dark cherries, blackberry leaf, a touch of dried blood and cooked meats with blueberries and violets evolving after twenty minutes in the glass. The palate has beautiful poise, firm tannins and moving towards secondary flavours: sour cherry, dried orange peel, and a ferrous finish. I feel this La Tache is undergoing its adolescence, an 'awkwardness' that will resolve itself five or six years hence . . . . Just cellar it because it will deliver! Tasted February 2008." Neal Martin, Wine Journal, Feb 2008
Provenance: The Basset Cellar
Notes: 2.5cm, Nicked, lightly wrinkled capsule, heavily scuffed, lightly damp stained label, #03731.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $3,500


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