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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 #351. Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 1985

Description: Consists of 6 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 100 RP.
"I had this wine in a blind tasting - I have had it frequently, and have never failed to give it a perfect rating. At the same time, I have often mis-identified it in blind tastings as the 1986 Mouton-Rothschild. In this tasting, the wine was phenomenal. The color remains an opaque purple. The bouquet is beginning to develop secondary aromas of cedar and truffles to go along with its intense cassis, black-raspberry, blackberry, tarry, toasty personality. Exceptionally dense, concentrated, and full-bodied, this wine possesses layers of concentrated fruit that are beautifully balanced by the wine's sweet tannin and well-integrated acidity. The finish lasts for nearly a minute. A monumental Cabernet Sauvignon, it is one of the greatest wines made this century. Tasting after tasting continues to confirm this wine's surreal level of quality . . . . it remains youthful . . . . What a wine! Wine Advocate, Feb 1997
Provenance: The Atlantic Cellar
Notes: 2 Base neck, 4 very top shoulder, 3 nicked capsules, lightly faded, 4 scuffed, 2 lightly damp stained, 3 nicked labels.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $13,000

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