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The October 2019 Auction: Part 2

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Auction Ends: 10/10/2019 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #33. Léoville Barton 2000

Description: Consists of 10 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 96 WA.
"Absolutely spectacular from bottle, but frightfully closed and backward, with massive power and structure, the saturated purple-colored 2000 Leoville Barton is one of the greatest wines ever made at this estate. The wine has smoky, earthy notes intermixed with graphite, camphor, damp earth, jammy cassis, cedar, and a hint of mushroom. Enormous, even monstrous in the mouth, with tremendous extraction, broodingly backward, dense flavors, and copious tannins, this should prove to be one of the longest-lived wines of the vintage and one of the most compelling Leoville Bartons ever made. However, anyone unable to defer gratification for at least a decade should steer clear of this behemoth." Wine Advocate #146, Apr 2003
Provenance: The Red River Cellar
Notes: Very lightly scuffed capsules, 3 very lightly scuffed labels. 3 Different importers.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $2,750


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