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The March 2019 Internet-Only Auction Part 3

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Auction Ends: 3/21/2019 6:00:00 PM PDT
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Lot #170. Magdelaine 1982

Description: Consists of 2 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 96 JG.
"The 1982 vintage of Magdelaine gets better and better every time I come back to it and this is probably going to end up being the greatest wine produced at this estate between the 1961 and the 2005. Today, the ’82 is wide open and revels in its sappy goodness, offering up a beautiful aromatic combination of sappy cassis and black cherries, menthol, a very complex base of chalky soil tones, cigar ash and a lovely, almost autumnal topnote of bonfires. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and very plush on the attack, with a great core and stunning transparency for a 1982. The finish si very, very long, with modest tannins, excellent complexity and a sense of elegance and refinement that borders on First Growth quality. A stunning wine that is now entering its apogee." John Gilman, View From the Cellar, Jan/Feb 2018, Issue #73
Provenance: The Alton Cellar
Notes: 1 Neck, 1 base neck, very lightly scuffed, nicked capsules, 1 nicked label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $850


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