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The September 2022 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 9/22/2022 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #79. Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche 1996

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 96 JG.
"I do not drink as much Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche as I used to twenty years ago, as the wine was a bit easier to pop at its old price than it is today (at least for me). So, I was very happy to have a chance to drink this wine again only a few months after I had completed my report on the 1996 vintage back in the autumn of 2018. The wine was singing and every bit as brilliant as it had been at that pair of very large tastings of the vintage, offering up a complex and vibrant bouquet of cherries, plums, cocoa powder, a complex base of soil tones just starting to go autumnal, gamebird, a dollop of mustard seed, new oak and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, pure and beautifully balanced, with a lovely core of fruit, great transparency and grip, melting tannins and a long, tangy and complex finish of great breed and precision. This is one of my favorite examples of the vintage." John Gilman, View From the Cellar #87, Jun 2020
Provenance: The Nantais Cellar
Notes: Lightly scuffed and lightly bin soiled label, nicked label.
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Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $1,700

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