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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 #138. Lafleur 1975

Description: Consists of 2 Bottles, 0.75L
Region: France, Bordeaux, Pomerol.
Score: 100 RP.
"True to form in this tasting, the 1975 Lafleur is even younger, denser, more powerful, and, yes, more concentrated than the 1975 P├ętrus. Lafleur possesses a mind-boggling inner-core of highly-extracted fruit, something that was not achieved in such great Lafleurs as 1982, 1985, 1988, 1989, and 1990. Still extremely tannic, with an opaque purple/black/garnet color, the wine exhibits a huge nose of jammy black fruits, earth, minerals, and spice. Massively proportioned, with a boat-load of tannin to shed, this is a wine for the 21st century. This monumental wine may behave like some of the great 1928s. If you own large stocks of the 1975 Lafleur, open a bottle and decant it for about 4-6 hours before drinking. However, if you only have a few bottles in your cellar, I recommend holding them until at least the turn of the century. This is another 50-75 year wine . . ." Wine Advocate #103, Feb 1996
Provenance: The Matador Cellar
Notes: 1 Base neck, 1 very top shoulder, very lightly scuffed, very lightly bin soiled, nicked capsules, very lightly scuffed, lightly damp stained, lightly mold stained, lightly bin soiled, nicked, glue stained labels.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $5,000


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