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    Sale 12233

    Fine and Rare Wines from The Avery Family Cellar

    20 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 540

    Château Léoville-Barton 1990

    10 bottles per lot

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    Château Léoville-Barton 1990
    Saint-Julien, 2ème cru classé
    In original wooden case. Good appearance. Levels into neck
    Tasting note: First tasted April 1993: lovely colour, excellent potential. Showing well at the MW tasting in 1994: rich, good balance and flavour. Six subsequent notes. Of the more recent: harmonious, no harsh edges despite tannic finish. Perfect weight (12.5% alcohol), at France in Your Glass Bordeaux tasting at Vonnas (1999). The following year: deep ruby; ‘classic’; remarkably good with the ‘Wild Duck Paprika’ (Bordeaux Club at Childerley Hall)…….it was most impressive seven months later: deep but mature looking; sweet, classic nose evolving richly; equally sweet on the palate, complete, its richness masking the tannins. Most recently: deep, velvety but mature looking; classic, harmonious, cedar cigar box nose, evolving richly; rich yet lean, very good flavour, perfect weight (12.5%) and balance. ‘Copybook’ claret. Last tasted Dec 2003 **** .M. B.


    10 bottles per lot


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