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The August 2019 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 8/22/2019 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #320. Haut-Brion 1970

Description: Consists of 8 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 92 NM.
"The 1970 Château Haut-Brion is a First Growth that has probably been over-shadowed by the Latour 1970 during its lifetime. However, this bottle proves that it is not to be underestimated; it highlights the glaring gap that exists between itself and another First Growth, the 1970 Château Margaux that I tasted alongside. There is plenty of vigor on the nose with dashing red berry fruit, cedar and black olive - just very Haut-Brion.The palate is medium-bodied, well balanced and fresh, nothing over-ambitious, just a Claret in the traditional sense of the word that gently builds towards a sous-bois dominated finish. This is an excellent showing . . . . this will continue to offer pleasure . . ." Wine Advocate Interim, Jul 2016
Provenance: The Coquelicot Cellar
Notes: 1 x 3.5cm, 5 x 4cm, 2 x 4.5cm, 3 very lightly scuffed, 5 lightly scuffed, 7 very lightly damp stained, 1 damp stained, 1 mold stained, 7 lightly bin soiled, 1 bin soiled, 5 nicked, 4 lightly torn labels.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $2,000

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