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The June 2024 Auction: Part 2

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Auction Ends: 6/13/2024 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #56. Gruaud Larose 1986

Description: Consists of 2 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 96 RP.
"Still tasting as if it were only 7-8 years of age, the dense, garnet/purple-colored 1986 Gruaud-Larose is evolving at a glacier pace. The wine still has mammoth structure, tremendous reserves of fruit and concentration, and a finish that lasts close to a minute. The wine is massive, very impressively constituted, with still some mouth-searing tannin to shed. Decanting of one to two hours in advance seems to soften it a bit, but this is a wine that seems to be almost immortal in terms of its longevity. It is a great Medoc classic, and certainly one of the most magnificent Gruaud-Larose ever made." Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition, Jan 2003
Provenance: The Hayfork Cellar
Notes: 1 upper shoulder, 1 top shoulder, lightly wrinkled labels, 1 lightly scuffed label.
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Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $375

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