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The Winter 2016 Auction

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

Lot #507. Léoville-Las Cases 1982

Description: Consists of 12 Bottles, 0.75L
Packaging: OWC.
Score: 100 RP.
“Still stubbornly backward, yet beginning to budge from its pre-adolescent stage, this dense, murky ruby/purple-colored wine offers up notes of graphite, sweet caramel, black cherry jam, cassis, and minerals. The nose takes some coaxing, and the decanting of 2-4 hours prior to service is highly recommended. For such a low acid wine, it is huge, well-delineated, extremely concentrated, and surprisingly fresh . . . . I have always preferred this to the 1986, but the truth is that any lover of classic Medoc should have both vintages in their cellar. This wine has monstrous levels of glycerin, extract, and density, but still seems very youthful, and tastes more like a 7 to 8-year-old Bordeaux than one that is past its twentieth birthday. A monumental effort.” Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition, Jan 2003
Notes: 11 neck, 1 base neck, 4 nicked and 3 very lightly bin soiled labels.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $3,750


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