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The April 2024 Auction: Part 1

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Auction Ends: 4/4/2024 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #7. Gruaud Larose 1982

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 100 RP.
". . . the monumental 1982 Gruaud Larose, which I think I've said before is clearly the greatest Gruaud Larose I have ever tasted, and I have had most of them - back through the 1920s. The 1961 stands out, but this wine is maybe one of the youngest, biggest, most massive 1982s, and at age 34 is still going incredibly strong. The color is still opaque garnet/plum/purple. The wine shows licorice, copious quantities of blackcurrants and a hint of licorice, earth and tar. The wine is full-bodied, almost painfully extracted, but the sweet tannin and voluptuous texture that is so much a hallmark of this great vintage are all present in this amazing wine that seems ageless. It will hit 50 years in great shape." Hedonist's Gazette, November 2015
Provenance: The Beverly Cellar
Notes: Very top shoulder, very lightly worn capsule, nicked label
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Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $400

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