Lot 200

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2000 (1)

Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé
scuffed label

Beginning to open magnificently, the still dense purple-colored 2000 reveals a blossoming bouquet of blackberries, cassis, graphite and pen ink. Full-bodied with velvety tannins that have resolved themselves beautifully over the last eleven years, this wine is still an adolescent, but it exhibits admirable purity, texture, mouthfeel and power combined with elegance. One of the all-time great examples of Lynch Bages, the 2000 is just beginning to drink well yet promises to last for another 20-25+ years. August 2011 Drink: 2011-2036 WS 96 WA 97

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2000 (1)

Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé

Sitting next to my former colleague, Pierre Antoine Rovani, at one of the tastings, he commented that he didn’t like the striking green note in the aromatics of this wine, which I didn’t detect at all, and a subsequent bottle at another tasting did not reveal it either. I do think there is a hint of bay leaf and a meatiness to it. In short, I find this to be a spectacular Pichon Lalande. Dense purple in color, with loads of coffee, mocha, creme de cassis, and chocolate notes, this is a somewhat unusual blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, and a whooping 10% Petit Verdot, with a little bit of Cabernet Franc. The Petit Verdot certainly gives the wine more of a tapenade, floral note, which I think can be interpreted by some as herbal. This is a rich, opulent, stunning Pichon Lalande that is beginning to drink beautifully, yet should continue to improve for at least another 10-15 years and last 30 or more years. June 2010 Drink: 2020-2050 WA 96

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2000 (1)

Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

Drink Date: 2018-2030 WS 92 WA 92

3 bts.    per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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