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    Sale 12233

    Fine and Rare Wines from The Avery Family Cellar

    20 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 659

    Château Lafleur 1996

    6 bottles per lot

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    Château Lafleur 1996
    In original wooden case
    Tasting note: In spite of being made primarily from Cabernet Franc, with little Merlot in the blend, this wine appears to be shaping into form, although it will undoubtedly require 15-20 years of cellaring. However, if you are looking for a wine to purchase for your children or grandchildren, read on. The color is a dense purple, and the wine is austere yet classic. The aromatics consist of cherry and black raspberry fruit intermixed with kirsch, minerals, and truffles. The wine is full-bodied, ferociously tannic, and superbly concentrated, but the searing tannin is likely to scare off all but the most adventurous tasters. This Lafleur will probably age for 50-60 years. The question is ... when will it ever be drinkable? My best guess is between 2020-2045. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 115 (Feb 1998)
    6 bottles per lot

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