• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 12233

    Fine and Rare Wines from The Avery Family Cellar

    20 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 470

    Château Léoville-Las-Cases 1982

    12 bottles per lot

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Château Léoville-Las-Cases 1982
    Saint-Julien, 2ème cru classé
    In original wooden case. Slightly damaged capsules. Bin-soiled labels, damp-affected. Levels: base of neck or better
    Tasting note: A rare opportunity, for me at any rate, to taste from the vat the autumn of the vintage. Astonishing that anything so powerful can simmer down into something drinkable. In fact it was slow to evolve. With nine notes made over the past decade it has been interesting to observe its progress at tastings and dinners. Even in the mid-1990s I thought that it was still unready and very tannic. At Kaplan’s tasting in 1997 its bouquet was surprisingly forthcoming, rich, no harsh edges; its texture was good, also its length. Most recently, still impressively deep with rich ‘legs’; fairly concentrated, top quality, ‘delicious but…’ (for the tannin). Lat noted at the ‘82s and ‘98s tasting in Hamburg, March 2000 ***(*), hopefully **** in time. M.B.
    12 bottles per lot


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766