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The November 2020 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 11/29/2020 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #332. Chateau de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1989

Description: Consists of 4 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 97 RP.
"The 1989 is inkier/purple in color than the 1990, with an extraordinarily sweet, rich personality offering up notes of smoke, melted licorice, black cherries, Asian spices, and cassis. Full-bodied and concentrated, it is one of the most powerful as well as highly extracted Beaucastels I have ever tasted. It requires another 3-4 years to reach its plateau of maturity, where it should remain for at least two decades. (Many purchasers have reported bottle leakage due to a cork problem with this vintage. I purchased two cases of this wine, but none of my bottles reveal any sign of leakage. A good friend of mine, Dr. Jay Miller, owner of Bin 604 Wine Sellers in Baltimore, has consistently had a problem with 'corked' bottles of the 1989, but no leakage.)" Wine Advocate #E2003, Dec 2002
Provenance: The Gloire Cellar
Notes: 1 Lightly corroded capsule, 1 x 2cm, 1 x 2.5cm, 2 x 3.5cm, 1 lightly bin soiled label. 3 Different importers
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $700

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