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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 #20. Haut-Brion 1998

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 98 NM.
"A deep garnet core with deep brick rim. The nose is just fantastic, just soars from the glass with brilliant delineation and freshness; black olives, blackberry leaf, blueberry and a touch of iodine. At this stage it has slightly more breeding than the La Mission, although that wine has more immediacy. The palate is awesome: full-bodied, more structure than La Mission, nigh on perfect balance and tension. There is a natural quality to this wine, a beguiling sense of harmony that will ensure that this will become the best Haut Brion since the 1989 (on par with the criminally overlooked 1990.) The finish has a gorgeous suppleness to it: notes of blackberry, cherry liqueur, black olives and a touch of oyster shell. Very long in length. Awesome." Neal Martin, Wine Journal, Dec 1999
Provenance: The Banksville Cellar
Notes: Nicked and very lightly scuffed capsule, bin soiled and very lightly torn label.
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Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $600

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