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The September 2022 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 9/22/2022 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #6. Fougeray de Beauclair Bonnes-Mares 1996

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 95 NM.
"I have a sentimental attachment to this bottle that was given to me many years ago when I visited the region with friends. It tasted spectacular back in the late 1990’s, but I was just a neophyte, my judgement too lenient, no? Actually, this verified my original appraisal and moreover, my table of Pinot-hounds were similarly smitten by this outstanding wine. Clear and lucid in colour. The nose has a sumptuous quality to it with blueberry, iodine, violets and briary – it hardly seems to have aged over the last ten years. The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannins, very good weight and lovely rounded texture, caressing the palate and the back of the throat. It has an ‘RSV’ quality to it. A truly wonderful wine from a grower I must catch up upon." Neal Martin, Wine Journal, Dec 2008
Provenance: The Nantais Cellar
Notes: Lightly wrinkled capsule, very lightly wrinkled vintage neck tag, lightly scuffed label.
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Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $160

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