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The March 2023 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 3/23/2023 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #174. Fleur Cardinale 2005

Description: Consists of 1 Magnum, 1.5L
Score: 95 RP.
"A stunning sleeper of the vintage, quality at this property has soared under the relatively new owners, Dominique and Florence Decosters. The 2005, a blend of 70% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, was fashioned from yields of 33 hectoliters per hectare. This concentrated wine possesses a gorgeous bouquet of smoke, black currant liqueur, lead pencil shavings, cedar, and Asian spices. In the mouth, it displays a chocolaty richness, a beautiful texture, an expansive, multilayered mouthfeel, and a 45-second finish. A fabulous effort . . . should last for over two decades." Wine Advocate #176, Apr 2008
Provenance: The Cascade Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $160

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