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The October 2020 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 10/22/2020 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #89. Montrose 1970

Description: Consists of 4 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 95 JG.
"The ’70 vintage of Montrose has always been one of my favorites for this property, and this particular bottle showed outstandingly well. The bouquet is very, very deep and delivers a wonderfully complex mélange of cassis, black raspberry, cigar box, woodsmoke, a stellar expression of Montrose earthy soil, herbs and a judicious framing of cedary, spicy wood. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, young and urgent, with great acids, a rock solid core of black fruit, excellent expression of terroir, and profound length and grip on the mineral-infused finish. The ’70 Montrose is still a tad on the young side, and will continue to improve over the next twenty years, and should have no difficulty lasting another fifty! To give some idea of just how good the ’70 Montrose is, we paired it up with the ’70 Latour! I have a very, very hard time imagining that the highly-touted 1989 and 1990 will ever be as good as the 1970 Montrose." View From the Cellar, Jul/Aug 2006, Issue #4
Provenance: The Agneau Cellar
Notes: 2 Top shoulder, 2 high shoulder, 2 Nicked, 2 heavily bin soiled, 2 lightly bin soiled, scuffed, lightly damp stained, 1 torn labels.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $550

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