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The May 2022 Auction: Part 3

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Auction Ends: 5/19/2022 6:00:00 PM PDT
Time Left to Bid: 1 day, 4 hours, 39 minutes, 55 seconds

Lot #385. Alain Jaume Domaine Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Origines 2007

Description: Consists of 1 Magnum, 1.5L
Score: 96 RP.
"The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines (50% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, and 20% Syrah aged in small new oak barrels) is somewhat of an anomaly with such an amount of new oak, but it never seems to show given the wine's concentration and richness. This may be the estate's finest example of this cuvee, which generally represents 1,200-1,500 cases, all from their holdings in the northern sector of the appellation. A saturated purple color is accompanied by aromas of smoke, camphor, creme de cassis, licorice, and blueberries, amazing concentration, a full-bodied texture, and a stunningly long finish. The tannins are present, but silky, and the vintage's freshness and vibrant fruit are evident. Powerful and loaded with substance, but at the same time endearingly elegant and ethereal . . ." Wine Advocate #185, Oct 2009
Provenance: The Mode Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $90

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