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The November 2020 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 11/29/2020 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #92. Figeac 1961

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 97 JG.
"As fortunate as I have been over the course of my wine tasting career, I have only had the good luck to cross paths with the 1961 Figeac on one magical occasion. This is clearly one of the greatest vintages of Figeac that I have ever tasted and the wine remains quite youthful and shows every likelihood of lasting another forty years or more! The utterly profound and vibrant nose delivers a hauntingly elegant mélange of black cherries, damsons, black truffles, mocha, woodsmoke, walnuts, beautiful soil tones and an exotic topnote of mint leaf. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and silky, with a sappy core of fruit, stunning soil inflection, melting tannins and stunning intensity and refinement on the endless and gem-like finish. An utterly profound example of Figeac." John Gilman, View From the Cellar, May/Jun 2016, Issue #63
Provenance: The Alton Cellar
Notes: Upper mid shoulder, lightly corroded, nicked, lightly scuffed capsule, lightly faded, nicked, lightly damp stained label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $800

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