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    Sale 12233

    Fine and Rare Wines from The Avery Family Cellar

    20 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 725

    Château Pichon-Longueville, Lalande 1982

    12 bottles per lot

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    Château Pichon-Longueville, Lalande 1982
    Pauillac, 2ème cru classé
    Re-packed from damp-affected, original wooden case. Bin-soiled labels, some slightly damp-affected. Levels base of neck or better
    Tasting note: I have had this wine a half-dozen times over the last eleven months, and have rated it either 98, 99, or 100 on every occasion. It is a fully mature, sumptuous, gloriously perfumed, luxuriously rich Pauillac the likes of which are rarely encountered. The colour is a dark plum/ruby with amber at the edge. Spectacular aromatics offer up cedar, smoke, jammy black and red fruits, minerals, liquorice, and toast. Unctuously-textured and full-bodied, with low acidity, fabulously sweet, rich fruit, surprising definition for a wine of such lushness and intensity, this is one of the vintage's most compelling and profound efforts. It has been delicious since birth, but absolutely stupendous over the last decade. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 129, June 2000.
    12 bottles per lot

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