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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 #131. Jean Gros Richebourg 1993

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 94+ JG.
"I had always been under the impression that the 1987 vintage was the last truly great vintage for Jean Gros’ Richebourg, but the 1991, 1992 and 1993 all showed magnificently well (in the context of their respective vintages) at this tasting. The nose on the 1993 is delightful, and classic Jean Gros, soaring from the glass in a mélange of bacon fat, ripe plums, raspberry, grilled nuts, some meaty tones, earth and toasty new oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, urgent and focused, with outstanding intensity of flavor, a fine core of fruit, and a long, complex peacock’s tail of a finish. The tannins are ripe and well-integrated here, and the vintage’s tangy acids beautifully frame the wine. This is eminently drinkable already, but clearly more nuance and complexity will emerge as the wine ages further. This is a dynamite Richebourg in the making." John Gilman, View From the Cellar, Jul 2003
Provenance: The Nantais Cellar
Notes: Lightly scuffed capsule, nicked vintage neck tag, nicked and scuffed label, very lightly stained label.
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Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $1,400

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