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The December 2019 Auction: Part 1

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Auction Ends: 12/5/2019 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #213. Léoville-Las Cases 1989

Description: Consists of 2 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 98 D.
"1989 was an early year, with flowering three weeks ahead of usual. Now at 30 years old, a floral aspect curls out of the glass, with touches of roses and peonies, followed on the palate by bilberries and blackberries, with a cigar smoke and eucalyptus finish. It's still vigorous in its tannic structure, but it's soft and supple enough to enjoy today. This bottle was recorked by hand at the winery last year, with five people checking every single one of the 5,000 bottles remaining at the chateau. The wines were topped up from magnums of the 1989. 3% Petit Verdot completes the blend - a variety not used in the grand vin since 1996." Jane Anson, Decanter, November 2018
Provenance: The Atlantic Cellar
Notes: 1 Lightly torn, lightly scuffed capsules, nicked, 1 very lightly wrinkled, very lightly scuffed labels.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $450

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