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The August 2020 Auction: Part 1

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Auction Ends: 8/6/2020 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #9. Ausone 2005

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 100 RP.
"A tiny production of just over 1,300 cases will make the 2005 Ausone impossible to find, but proprietor Alain Vauthier continues to exhibit the Midas touch with his perfectionist efforts at this estate. This brilliant, blue/black-hued offering reveals an extraordinarily youthful, but promising nose of incense, blueberries, blackberries, currants, licorice, and crushed rocks. This intense 2005 boasts powerful, super-layered, multidimensional flavors with tremendous extraction, yet they come across as incredibly sublime, even delicate for such a stunningly concentrated, full-bodied effort. A masterpiece of concentration and balance, it will no doubt be drinking well a century from now." Wine Advocate #176, Apr 2008
Provenance: The Irlandais Cellar
Notes: Nicked capsule, very lightly damp stained, very lightly scuffed, nicked label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $1,200

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