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The Winter 2016 Auction

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Auction Ends: 12/9/2016 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #80. M. Chapoutier Hermitage Le Pavillon 1989

Description: Consists of 1 Magnum, 1.5L
Packaging: OWC.
Region: France, Rhône, Hermitage.
Score: 100 RP.
"The 1989 Le Pavilion is a prodigious wine. Made from yields of 14 hectoliters per hectare, this parcel of old vines (averaging 70-80 years of age) has produced an opaque black/purple-colored wine, with a hauntingly stunning bouquet of violets, cassis, minerals, and new oak. In the mouth, the similarity in texture, richness, and perfect balance to the compelling 1986 Mouton-Rothschild is striking, only this wine is richer and longer. This extraordinarily well-balanced wine will probably not be ready to drink for at least 5-10 years, but it will evolve for three decades or more. It is an enormous yet amazingly well-delineated wine. I lament the fact that there are only 600 cases of this magnificent wine." Rhone Book, Jan 1997
Notes: 1.5cm, scuffed capsule, very lightly wrinkled and very lightly scuffed label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $750


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