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The February 2024 Auction: Part 3

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Auction Ends: 2/15/2024 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #9. Gruaud-Larose 2018

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 97 JD.
"Based on 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Château Gruaud Larose sports a dense purple hue as well as a stunning nose of pure crème de cassis, cedar pencil shavings, blackcurrants, smoked tobacco, and a liquid rock-like sense of minerality. This dense, almost broodingly backward, concentrated Saint-Julien has flawless balance, a remarkable sense of purity, masses of tannins, and one hell of a great finish. Seemingly almost from a more austere year (say 2000 or 2010), it's not going to hit maturity for at least a decade and should cruise in cold cellars for 20-30 years. It's a brilliant wine." Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, Mar 2021
Provenance: The Arctique Cellar
Notes: Nicked wax capsule, very lightly scuffed label
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Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $80

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