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The January 2022 Auction: Part 2

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Auction Ends: 1/13/2022 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #4. Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1996

Description: Consists of 3 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 97+ AG.
"The 1996 Pichon Lalande is stratospheric from the very first taste. The deep, layered bouquet alone is deeply transfixing. Smoke, mocha, dark spices, lavender, crème de cassis, a host of dark-fleshed fruits and a touch of warm, resonant sweetness from the French oak draw me in. All of those sensations follow through to the palate, where the wine is massive, intense and totally enveloping. Time has softened the tannins to the point the 1996 is ready to drink, but there is enough sheer concentration here to support . . . years of exceptional drinking. I am not sure I possess the vocabulary to describe just how captivating the 1996 is, but I do know this: If I had an opportunity to pick up a few well-stored bottles I would take it in a nanosecond. Readers holding the 1996 should be thrilled. The 1996 Pichon Lalande is a magnificent wine with plenty of upside. In word: fabulous." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, Feb 2016
Provenance: The Cascade Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $950

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