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The July 2018 Distinguished Cellar Auction, Part I

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Auction Ends: 7/12/2018 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #7. Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Cuvée Cathelin 1998

Description: Consists of 2 Bottles, 0.75L
Region: France, Rhône, Hermitage.
Score: 98+ ST.
"Reticent, minerally nose hints at great sweetness and ripeness; notes of blackberry and tar emerge with aeration. Round, rich and layered in the mouth; still quite closed but the wine extraordinary depth of flavor is already apparent. Slight suggestion of peppery austerity. Great intensity with no excess weight. Finishes with explosive length and noble tannins. This is essentially made up of Bessards for its tannic support, Méal for its sheer amplitude, and Péléat to round out the blend. This is likely to be the best Cathelin since the 1990, and is another legend in the making. It will also drive trophy collectors nuts, as there only about 2,500 bottles of this elixir, and a goodly number of them will never leave the Chaves' cave." Vinous, Jan 2001
Provenance: The Façon Cellar
Notes: Wrinkled, damp stained, lightly scuffed, lightly bin soiled, and 1 nicked labels, #00693-94.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $7,000

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