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The February 2017 Internet-Only Auction Part 3

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Auction Ends: 2/16/2017 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #208. François Lamarche La Grande Rue 2005

Description: Consists of 12 Bottles, 0.75L
Packaging: OWC.
Score: 95 AM.
A hint of menthol adds nuance to the mostly highly-spiced red berry fruit nose that is quite reserved if beautifully complex while leading to sweet, delicious, generous and round medium full flavors that are classy and refined, all wrapped in a strikingly persistent and explosive finish. This offers excellent cellar potential and at this early stage the wood, which is normally fairly prominent, is already well integrated but note that this will need every bit of 15 years, perhaps even slightly longer, to arrive at its prime as it's very structured. A really beautiful LGR that showed even a bit better than it had only three weeks earlier as it was given the benefit of an hour's worth of air. Allen Meadows, April 06, 2008
Notes: 2 lightly scuffed labels.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $4,750


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