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The October 2021 Auction: Part 2

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Auction Ends: 10/14/2021 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #133. Haut-Brion 1970

Description: Consists of 1 Double Magnum, 3L
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 Dominion Cellar
Notes: Very top shoulder, corroded, lightly damp stained, lightly mold stained capsule, heavily damp stained, heavily faded, nicked, heavily mold stained, scuffed label.
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Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $2,500

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