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The May 2024 Auction: Part 3

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Auction Ends: 5/16/2024 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #61. La Mission Haut Brion 1996

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 95 NM.
". . . displays a very fine, cedar and tobacco infused nose: quintessentially ’96 claret. Does not quite have the precision of the ’05 or ’00 but more vigour than the ’95. The palate is medium- to full-bodied, becoming quite sinewy in the glass, assertive and 'big-boned' but always keeping one eye on elegance and natural harmony. Just builds beautifully on the palate with a superb persistency on the leafy, slightly peppery finish. Lovely wine but could do with a couple more years in bottle . . . . this 1996 has just taken ages to settle." Neal Martin, Wine Journal, Jul 2008
Provenance: The Clairmont Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $300

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