Lot 227

CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1982 (1)

Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé
u.bn.stained and ripped label.

It exhibits a dense ruby/plum/garnet color to the rim as well as a sweet perfume of forest floor, spice box, cedar, and copious quantities of black fruits. Medium to full-bodied and beautifully pure with sweet tannins, this wine has aged more slowly than I initially expected. It is the finest Ducru Beaucaillou produced after the 1961 and before the 2003. June 2009. WA 96

CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1982 (1)

Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé
u. bn. stained and nicked label.

A massive wine that is clearly of first-growth quality in this vintage, the 1982 Gruaud Larose remains a youngster. A broodingly dense, thick, unctuously textured, inky/plum/garnet/purple color offers up scents of beef blood, steak tartare, cassis, herbs, tobacco, and underbrush. One of the most concentrated wines of the vintage (as well as one of the most concentrated Bordeaux’s I have ever tasted), it is a huge, full-bodied, weighty, rich wine whose tannins are getting silkier and silkier. It appears set for another 30-40 years of life. This behemoth is a singularly profound example of Gruaud Larose that continues to justify its legendary status. Anticipated maturity: now-2050. June 2009 WA 98

CHÂTEAU LA LAGUNE 1983 (1)

Haut-Médoc. 3ième Cru Classé
u.vts.

3 bts.    per lot $1,100 - $1,300

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$1,300

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