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The April 2018 Internet-Only Auction Part 3

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Auction Ends: 4/19/2018 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #8. Latour 2003

Description: Consists of 1 Double Magnum, 3L
Score: 100 RP.
"Administrator Frederic Engerer says the 2003 is “the sexiest Latour ever made.” He also described it as “the 1990 without any brettanomyces.” I loved this wine from the barrel and was fortunate enough to be able to purchase a small quantity, enjoying every bottle I have had. A profound example of Chateau Latour, the full-bodied, opulent 2003 is already performing well at age eleven, which is somewhat atypical. The pH is a relatively high 3.8, which also indicates low acidity. The wine is very ripe, but not over-ripe, offers great freshness, and lots of creme de cassis and camphor as well as hints of blackberries and chocolate. Dense, thick and unctuously textured, this staggering Latour is undeniably the most sumptuous, opulent wine made here since the 1982 or 1961." Wine Advocate # 164, Apr 2006
Provenance: The Renard Cellar
Notes: Very lightly scuffed label.
Estimate: $3,250


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