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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 #282. Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano di Neive d'Alba 1968

Description: Consists of 3 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 94 JG.
"To the best of my recollection, I have never had a bottle of 1968 Piemonte wine prior to this bottle of Santa Stefano from Bruno Giacosa, but if this superb wine is any indication of the quality of the vintage, then I will be on the lookout for other examples. This is a beautiful and fully mature example of this great vineyard, offering up a complex and classic aromatic constellation of cherries, fresh oregano, gamebird, a great base of soil, a touch of road tar, a gentle base of autumnal tones and a dollop of red curry in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and still sweet at the core, with superb focus and grip, melting tannins and a very long, balanced, tangy and complex finish. Simply a stunning example of mature Santa Stefano and with absolutely nothing “off vintage” about it!" John Gilman, View From the Cellar, Jan/Feb 2018, Issue #73
Provenance: The Multitude Cellar
Notes: Base neck or better, 2 very lightly damp stained, 1 very lightly scuffed labels.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $2,250

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