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The September 2019 Auction: Part 2

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Auction Ends: 9/12/2019 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #211. Beychevelle 1989

Description: Consists of 3 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 93 JG.
"In contrast to the warm vintage character of the 1990 Beychevelle, the 1989 delivers absolutely classic aromatic and flavor profiles and is a top vintage in the making for this property. The bouquet is deep, pure and still quite youthful, as it soars from the glass in a beautiful mélange of red and black cherries, tobacco leaf, fresh herb tones, incipient notes of the chipotles to come, a beautiful base of soil and a smoky topnote redolent of a fine Cuban cigar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and quite closed in personality, with a velvety attack, a superb core of sweet fruit, still a good dollop of ripe tannins and outstanding length and grip on the poised and soil-driven finish. A dynamite vintage of Beychevelle in the making, but I would opt to keep it tucked in the cellar for at least another four or five years and really let it start hitting on all cylinders." John Gilman, View From the Cellar, Jul/Aug 2012, Issue #40
Notes: 1 Nicked capsule, very lightly scuffed labels.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $375


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