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The March 2020 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 3/26/2020 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #41. Magrez Fombrauge 2009

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 97 RP.
"Tiny yields, malolactic in barrel, aging on its lees and no fining or filtration produced an exotic, full-throttle St.-Emilion boasting an explosive nose of blueberry pie, lead pencil shavings, black truffles, camphor, incense and toasty oak. Made in a borderline extreme style, the wine is extracted and full-bodied with enormous quantities of fruit, extract, tannin and glycerin. The alcohol of just over 14% is not as high as I would have expected. I purchased the 2000 Magrez-Fombrauge and am thrilled by the way it is developing as it is displaying more complexity and nuances now than it did when it was released. I suspect the 2009 will do the same thing, but on a slightly faster evolutionary track. Wines such as this tend to transform from blockbuster fruit bombs into far more civilized, elegant and streamlined wines. The 2009 should be forgotten for 5-6 years and drunk over the following 25-30 . . . . . this limited production (500 or so cases), 100% Merlot cult wine is made from the finest parcel of the Fombrauge vineyard." Wine Advocate #199, Feb 2012
Provenance: The Chapelle Cellar
Notes: Lightly scuffed label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $120

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