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    Sale 12233

    Fine and Rare Wines from The Avery Family Cellar

    20 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 543

    Château Beauséjour-Duffau-Lagarrosse 1990

    12 bottles per lot

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    Château Beauséjour-Duffau-Lagarrosse 1990
    Saint-Emilion, 1er grand cru classé
    Repacked from damp-affected, original wooden case. Badly bin-soiled labels, damp-affected, slightly damaged, one badly damaged. Levels: base of neck or better
    Tasting note: One of the most singular Bordeaux I have ever tasted, it verges on being port-like, but it pulls back because of the extraordinary minerality and laser-like focus. The wine is massively concentrated, still black/purple-hued to the rim, and offers a nose of incense, blackberries, blueberry liqueur, acacia flowers, and forest floor. It reveals low acidity and high tannins, which are largely concealed by the sheer concentration and lavish glycerin the wine possesses. Aging at a glacial pace, it is approachable, but it will not hit its peak until 2020; it should last for twenty years thereafter. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 183, Jun 2009.
    12 bottles per lot


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