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The September 2017 Internet-Only Auction Part 2

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Auction Ends: 9/14/2017 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #2. Margaux 1982

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 98+ RP.
"At one time I thought the 1983 was the more classic and better effort from Chateau Margaux, but I am human, and the 1982 has overtaken the 1983, and is obviously the superior effort. It started off life as a somewhat ruggedly constructed, powerful, masculine, even coarse style of Chateau Margaux with high levels of tannin, huge extract, and richness. Increasingly civilized, with the tannin becoming seamlessly integrated, this opaque purple/garnet-colored wine offers up hints of incense, sweet truffles, smoke, black currants, flowers, and damp earth. Very full-bodied, with remarkable levels of glycerin, extract, and tannin, this is probably the largest-scaled, most concentrated Chateau Margaux under the Mentzelopoulos administration . . . . this wine goes from strength to strength and is quickly becoming one of the all-time compelling efforts of Chateau Margaux." Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition, Jan 2003
Provenance: La Cave Oubliée
Notes: Lightly corroded capsule, lightly scuffed label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $650


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