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The January 2023 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 1/26/2023 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #172. Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet 2009

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 98 W&S.
"Domaine Leflaive farms three adjacent parcels in Chevalier, totaling 4.92 acres of vines; the plantings range from the mid-1950s to 1980. It’s a significant holding at the top of the Montrachet hill, as much for its size as for the wines Leflaive’s team consistently produces from the site. This vintage is more concentrated, or perhaps more saturated with ripe flavors than usual, the heat of August powering the vines to an early harvest. Still, from the moment it’s first poured, that extract has a sunny purity, an umami fragrance of the earth and a lemon blossom honey scent that feigns sweetness later revealed as savory richness in a finish that raises this wine into another realm. Chevalier’s aristocratic soil comes into vivid focus over the course of several days through a scrim of silk. Prepare for your knees to melt and your heart to race as the wine reboots the balance of your senses. Or just enjoy it for what it is: A gracious grand cru, perfectly formed, with the detail of a pointillist painting that will come into focus over the next ten to fifteen years." Wine & Spirits Magazine
Provenance: The Besançon Cellar
Notes: Lightly scuffed capsule, lightly marked label.
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Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $3,500

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