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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 #81. Lafite Rothschild 1959

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 100 JG.
"The 1959 Lafite-Rothschild has always been one of my absolutely favorite wines of both this great vintage and the historic estate, and this most recent bottle was every bit as magical as one could hope for from a confluence of great terroir and legendary vintage! The bouquet is ripe, pure and bottomless, as it delivers a brilliant constellation of sweet cassis, cigar ash, a touch of mint, very complex, dark soil tones, black truffles, Cuban cigars and a distinctive topnote of fresh sage with a bit of extended aeration. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and almost plush on the attack, with a great core of fruit, impeccable balance, still just a whisper of backend tannin adding grip and spine and a very, very complex, endless and seamless finish. Amazingly, at nearly sixty years of age, this wine still has decades and decades of life ahead of it and remains at its absolute summit of peak maturity today. This has to be the greatest Médoc in this magical vintage." John Gilman, View From the Cellar #68. Apr 2017
Provenance: The Hayfork Cellar
Notes: High shoulder, lightly corroded and lightly wrinkled capsule, bin soiled label.
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Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $5,000

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