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    Sale 12233

    Fine and Rare Wines from The Avery Family Cellar

    20 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 480

    Château Lynch-Bages 1982

    12 bottles per lot

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    Château Lynch-Bages 1982
    Pauillac, 5ème cru classé
    In original wooden case. Corroded capsules. Bin-soiled labels. Levels: four top-shoulder, six upper-shoulder, two mid-shoulder
    Tasting note: From the start and by no means finish a deliciously flavoury mouthful. Its virtue, if not virginity, intact. Many notes, all really rather repetitive so I will jump to the most recent: now medium-dry, with a core of cherry red, its colour positively pushing the sides of the glass; a bouquet that could hardly wait, toasty, lovely fruit; sweet entry, delicious flavour, velvety texture, dry but overly tannic. Two notes within a month, the first observing a rich, singed tarry nose and flavour, powerful, heady, softened with air. The next rather more flattering: a magnificent, ripe, rustic nose; sweet, full-flavoured. A delicious ’82. Last tasted April 2003 ****(*) M.B.
    12 bottles per lot

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