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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 #483. Chimère Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2018

Description: Consists of 1 Magnum, 1.5L
Packaging: OWC.
Score: 96 JD.
". . . the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape is a Mourvèdre dominated release that's put together by California superstar Manfred Krankl and the incredible team at Clos Saint Jean. Released only in magnum (it's a tiny production cuvée), it reveals a translucent ruby/purple hue to go with a beautiful perfume of black raspberries, kirsch, orange blossom, candied violets, and peppery garrigue-like nuances. Gorgeous on the palate as well, it shows a medium to full-bodied, incredibly seamless style carrying polished tannins, a layered, elegant mouthfeel, good overall freshness (I'm sure the acidity is low), and a great finish. It unquestionably ranks with the top wines in the vintage and should drink brilliantly . . ." Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, Aug 2021
Provenance: The Calabrais Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $950

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