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    Sale 12269

    Fine Wines and Spirits: Featuring the Exceptional Collection of Jay Stein

    21 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 396

    Château Lynch-Bages 1961

    9 bottles per lot

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    The exceptional quality of wines from Lynch-Bages, beginning in late 1950s and early 1960s clearly indicated the outstanding potential of the property. After sharing a down period of the late 1960s and early 1970s experienced by many properties in Bordeaux, fortunes began a reversal when Jean-Michel Cazes took over the property from his father in 1973. He appointed the talented Daniel Llose as business director in 1976 and culminated massive investment in Lynch-Bages with 25 massive steel vats in 1980 to cleanup and control the winemaking process. The percentage of new oak used the Grand Vin was also more than doubled. This investment was fortuitously evinced by the exceptionally good 1982 and 1983 vintages, both bringing forth the fleshy, generous style of wine healthily promulgated by Lynch-Bages
    Château Lynch-Bages 1961
    Pauillac, 5ème cru classé
    Levels: one top shoulder, six upper shoulder, two mid shoulder; lightly bin soiled labels, one pen inscribed label, mixed importers
    9 bottles per lot

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