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The May 2021 Auction: Part 1

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Auction Ends: 5/6/2021 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #76. Lafleur 1982

Description: Consists of 12 Bottles, 0.75L
Packaging: OWC.
Region: France, Bordeaux, Pomerol.
Score: 100 RP.
"The 1982 Lafleur, at least for my palate, while qualitatively no better than Mouton Rothschild, Latour, and La Mission Haut Brion, is off the charts in terms of the hedonistic and intellectual pleasure it gives me. I have only a few bottles remaining in my cellar, and this 1982 is still a young wine. The extraordinary intensity and purity of the kirsch liqueur and licorice, the remarkable opulence, the thickness and richness, yet the ability to seem fresh with laser-like precision are all things that must be tasted to be believed. This wine is showing a little bricking at the edge, but has off the chart concentration as well as a viscous texture and unreal purity and fruit. It is as close to some of the legendary 1947s that were produced in Pomerol as anything made in the last thirty years. This is a remarkable wine!" Wine Advocate #183, Jun 2009
Notes: 5 base neck or better, 7 very top shoulder, 3 nicked capsules, 3 very lightly marked labels. Acquired direct from Wine Warehouse on release; unopened prior to SWA inspection.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $80,000

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