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The August 2022 Auction: Part 2

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Auction Ends: 8/11/2022 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #103. Ducru-Beaucaillou 1983

Description: Consists of 4 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 94 JG.
"After a chewy and youthful bottle of the ’83 Ducru that I reported on in the feature on this great estate last year, I was very happy to cross paths with a much more accessible bottle in preparation for this vintage report. I clearly underrated the wine last year, as this bottle emphatically demonstrates, as it soars from the glass is a deep, pure and nascently complex nose of cassis, dark berries, woodsmoke, a touch of Ducru nuttiness, beautifully complex, gravelly soil tones, a touch of juniper berry, Cuban tobacco and cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and utterly refined, with a rock solid core of fruit, refined tannins, excellent focus and balance and outstanding length and grip on the elegant and utterly classic finish. A great vintage of Ducru in the making, the 1983 should still be cellared for several more years to allow it to fully blossom." John Gilman, View From The Cellar, Sep/Oct 2013, Issue #47
Provenance: The Maestro Cellar
Notes: 1 base neck, 1 very top shoulder, 1 top shoulder, 1 nicked capsule, 2 very lightly scuffed capsules, 3 very lightly scuffed labels.
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Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $600

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