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The May 2018 Internet-Only Auction Part 3

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Auction Ends: 5/17/2018 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #251. De Muller Priorato Dom Juan Fort Extra Rancio Solera 1865 NV

Description: Consists of 2 Bottles, 0.75L
Region: Spain, Catalunya, Priorat.
Score: 96 WA.
"The awesome NV Dom Juan Fort Solera 1865, which is refilled every time a bottle is taken from the barrels with another extremely old wine (also reviewed), the Dom Juncosa Solera 1939. It is a blend of Garnacha Negra, Garnacha Peluda and Cariñena adjusted to 20% alcohol and bottled with barely two grams of sugar, so bone dry. Amber-colored, it has a sharp nose with high-pitched tones, roasted hazelnuts, iodine, mineral and salty notes. The palate is equally intense, very integrated and shows extreme persistence and intensity. It stays in your palate for minutes. You can sense the old age here. For the quality it delivers the price is a steal. Only 100 bottles are drawn every year . . . . I tasted two old dry rancios from soleras originating in Priorat, while the sweet ones are form Tarragona and are found in the article that contains the rest of Cataluña appellations. These are unique, monumental wines that for now don't seem to have an importer in the US." Wine Advocate #219, Jun 2015
Provenance: The Bouvreuil Cellar
Notes: 1 base neck, 1 top shoulder, lightly scuffed capsules, very lightly scuffed labels.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $300

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