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The June 2021 Auction: Part 2

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Auction Ends: 6/10/2021 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #86. Latour à Pomerol 1961

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Region: France, Bordeaux, Pomerol.
Score: 100 RP.
"Although the 1947 Cheval Blanc is widely considered to be the wine of the century among collectors, the 1961 Latour à Pomerol also merits a share of the title. Giving points to a wine such as this makes one think of Shakespeare's reflection that 'comparisons are odious.' To put it mildly, this wine is off the charts. If I had only one Bordeaux to drink, the 1961 Latour à Pomerol would have to be at the top of my list. Given its phenomenal richness and amazing precision and balance, it can bring tears to one's eyes. Still a saturated dark purple color with no signs of amber, orange, or rust, the nose offers extraordinarily rich, intense aromas of jammy plums, black currants, licorice, and truffles. Port-like, with remarkable viscosity and thickness, as well as a finish that lasts for more than a minute, this wine is in a class by itself. Even greater than the 1961 Petrus and 1961 Latour (two perfect wines), it is phenomenal. Given its youthfulness (it is the least evolved wine of the vintage), it has the potential to last . . ." Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1, Dec 1997
Provenance: The Pepperwood Cellar
Notes: High shoulder, nicked, lightly scuffed capsule, heavily stained, faded, wine stained, lightly scuffed label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $5,000

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