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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 #280. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche 1996

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 98 NM.
"A deep ruby colour with very little ageing. There is a tangible stalkiness on the nose that seems to dissipate with a few swirls of the glass. The nose is reticent at first, dark cherries, blackberry leaf, a touch of dried blood and cooked meats with blueberries and violets evolving after twenty minutes in the glass. The palate has beautiful poise, firm tannins and moving towards secondary flavours: sour cherry, dried orange peel, and a ferrous finish. I feel this La Tache is undergoing its adolescence, an 'awkwardness' that will resolve itself five or six years hence . . . . Just cellar it because it will deliver! Tasted February 2008." Neal Martin, Wine Journal, Feb 2008
Provenance: The Gant Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $3,750

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