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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 #124. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg 1996

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 96 NM.
"Intriguing to compare this directly with the Richebourg 1996 from Leroy: two different styles, both virtuous. Firstly, the DRC appears more mature than Leroy, with a more distinct tawny, brick red rim. The nose is closed at first, and then develops into a lovely, “warm” bouquet of wild strawberry, hot bricks, cherry and a touch of black coffee. The palate is a reluctant extrovert, bashful at first but then evolving into a stunning; rich wine with ripe cherry, raspberry, plum and cooked meats, all with a refreshing citrus edge. Very good acidity. For me, this is just a little more engaging than Leroy’s Richebourg. The persistency on the finish augurs for a long-lasting wine." Neal Martin, Wine Journal, Nov 2006
Provenance: The Nantais Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $2,750

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