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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 #993. BV Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve 1979

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 92 ST.
"Good full deep red. Complex if rather subdued aromas of cassis, cherry, spices, flowers and loam, plus a freshening eucalyptus note that was probably due to a row of eucalyptus trees planted next to the BV #3 vineyard (now Andy Beckstoffer's Georges III vineyard), which at the time was part of the Georges de Latour blend. Vibrant red berry and spice flavors convey noteworthy energy for a 40-year-old bottle. The wine's intriguing spicy complexity carries through on the finish, which features distinctly firm tannins that turned a bit dusty in the glass. This wine gives the impression of being in a state of suspended animation. (13% alcohol)" Vinous, Apr 2019
Provenance: The Maestro Cellar
Notes: Top shoulder, lightly scuffed capsule, lightly wrinkled vintage neck tag, nicked and lightly wrinkled label, very lightly scuffed label.
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Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $120

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