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The November 2018 Distinguished Cellar Auction

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Auction Ends: 11/8/2018 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #172. Gros Frère et Sœur Richebourg 2009

Description: Consists of 3 Magnums, 1.5L
Score: 96 WA.
"The 2009 Richebourg is a fabulous, statuesque wine. The aromas and flavors display fabulous delineation, clarity and intensity, while the tannins are impressively firm yet refined. This is a delicious, elegant Richebourg that should drink well relatively early, but that also appears to have the potential to age well . . . . I tasted these wines with Bernard Gros in his underground tasting room, which is part batcave and part piano bar. Towards the end of a long day, a change of pace from the frigid cellars of Burgundy was quite welcome. Bernard Gros harvested on the early side in 2009, which he mostly attributes to the clones he planted beginning in the mid 1980s. The fruit was completely destemmed and yields were around 40 hectoliters per hectare. Cuvaison lasted 10-12 days. After debourbage the wines were racked into new oak barrels. Gros left the wines on their fine lees for 12 months, and did some batonnnage pre-malo. The house style seeks ripeness and textural richness, which every wine I tasted reflected . . . . All of the 2009s were bottled in February 2011." Wine Advocate #194, May 2011
Provenance: The Alouette Cellar
Notes: 2 loose capsules, 3 very lightly bin soiled labels.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $3,750


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