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The August 2020 Auction: Part 1

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Auction Ends: 8/6/2020 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #171. Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes 2015

Description: Consists of 1 Magnum, 1.5L
Score: 95 JD.
"I love the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes, and it's the most balanced and complete of this estate's 2015s. Garrigue, kirsch, spice, dried earth and garrigue nuances all flow to a full-bodied, supple, beautifully textured red that has classic aromas and flavors, polished, elegant tannin and a great finish. It's approachable today, yet will be even better with short-term cellaring and drink well for a decade or more. The 2015 is 86% Grenache and 7% each of Mourvèdre and Syrah, from 80-90-year-old vines, fermented with 100% whole clusters and aged in foudre (60%), demi-muids (30%) and concrete tanks (10%). This estate is managed by the larger than life Nicolas Boiron and his wines span the gauntlet from very traditional and old-school (Chante le Merle) to polished and modern (La Folie). This common theme across all the releases is incredibly high-quality." Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, Oct 2017
Provenance: The Confluence Cellar
Notes: Very lightly scuffed, very lightly damp stained, very lightly bin soiled label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $160

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