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The April 2024 Auction: Part 1

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Auction Ends: 4/4/2024 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #145. Roc des Cambes 1990

Description: Consists of 2 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 90 RP.
"I have been a big believer in this Côtes de Bourg made by the obsessive/compulsive François Mitjavile, who is better known for his outstanding small Saint-Émilion estate, Tertre Roteboeuf .... In this recent tasting I was thrilled to see how well the wines showed. Both [1990 and 1989] are fully mature, yet capable of lasting another 7-8 years. With the price escalation for wines such as Tertre Roteboeuf, I suppose Roc de Cambes will now be known as the 'poor person's Roteboeuf.' The 1990 barely edged out the 1989. The deep ruby/garnet-colored 1990 offers a creamy, smoky, roasted nut, jammy black-cherry-scented nose, followed by soft, round, supple flavors, outstanding concentration, and a low acid, plush finish. This delicious offering is proof that wines from lowly regarded appellations can be just as delicious as those that possess higher pedigrees and cost 5-6 times as much .... Readers who bought these wines early should be pleased that their $16-$18 investments now taste like wines costing $50-$100." Robert M. Parker, Jr., Wine Advocate
Provenance: The Wismar Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $110

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