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The July 2020 Auction: Part 1

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Auction Ends: 7/2/2020 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #75. Magdelaine 1970

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 96 JG.
"I seem to drink an awful lot of 1970 Magdelaine these days and I have absolutely no complaints with that. This is one of three bottles of the wine that I drank with enormous pleasure during 2017, with the wine showing as brilliantly as ever on both the nose and palate. The bouquet is deep, pure and utterly refined, offering up scents of black cherries, menthol, chalky soil tones, cigar smoke, a dollop of St. Émilion fresh herbs and a lovely topnote of nutskin. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, complex and sappy at the core, with stunning soil signature, melted tannins, bright acids and superb length and grip on the complex and vibrant finish. A brilliant vintage for this brilliant estate." John Gilman, View From the Cellar, Jan/Feb 2018, Issue #73
Provenance: The Companion Cellar
Notes: Top shoulder, lightly scuffed capsule, slightly protruding cork, heavily damp stained, faded, bin soiled, scuffed, hand written notation on label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $120

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