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The May 2020 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 5/28/2020 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #66. Haut-Brion 1970

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 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 Bouvreuil Cellar
Notes: 5.5cm, Very lightly scuffed capsules, lightly scuffed, lightly bin soiled, lightly damp stained, nicked label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $225

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