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    Sale 12233

    Fine and Rare Wines from The Avery Family Cellar

    20 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 102

    Château Margaux 1945

    3 bottles per lot

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    Château Margaux 1945
    Margaux, 1er cru classé
    Embossed Château capsules. Bin-soiled and faded labels, two reattached. Levels: two top-shoulder and one just below top-shoulder
    Tasting note: A magnificent wine. Nothing fragile and feminine about this 1945, at least not in its early years. From the start, very deep in colour with a beautiful richness and intensity; and in the 1970s with Latour like massiveness and tannin. Its fragrance, the hallmark of Margaux, being variously described as ripe mulberry, crystallised violets, cedar cigar box, creamy and always glorious. On the palate its initial tannins ameliorating, now soft and velvety. The climax of two Bordeaux Club dinners (at Caius, Cambridge, 1996, and at John Jenkins Jacobean Childerley Hall Oct 2000). A vivacious and fabulously fragrant bottle at the Sveass dinner and showing at its magnificent best at both of Wagner’s Margaux tastings, in 1997 and 2000. Last tasted in Zurich, Nov 2000 ***** M.B.
    3 bottles per lot


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