Fine Wine

November 27, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 374
CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 2009 (1)
CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1996 (1) WA 96
CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1995 (1) WS 93 WA 95
CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1996 (1) WS 92 WA 93
CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1996 (1) WA 92
CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 1998 (1)
  • CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 2009 (1)
CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1996 (1) WA 96
CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1995 (1) WS 93 WA 95
CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1996 (1) WS 92 WA 93
CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1996 (1) WA 92
CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 1998 (1)

374

CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 2009 (1)

Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1996 (1)

Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé
scuffed label

The 1996 is long, with a deep mid-palate. It also reveals tannin in the finish. This wine is remarkable. It is muscular, concentrated, and classic. Bottled in late June, 1998, it exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color, as well as a knock-out nose of minerals, licorice, cassis, and an unmistakable lead pencil smell that I often associate with top vintages of Lafite-Rothschild. It is sweet and full-bodied, yet unbelievably rich with no sense of heaviness or flabbiness. The wine possesses high tannin, but it is extremely ripe, and the sweetness of the black currant, spice-tinged Cabernet Sauvignon fruit is pronounced. This profound, backward Ducru-Beaucaillou is a must purchase. It will be fascinating for readers who own the 1996 to follow the evolution of this exceptional vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2035. WA 96

CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1995 (1)

Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé
scuffed label

WS 93 WA 95

CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1996 (1)

Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé
marked label

WS 92 WA 93

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1996 (1)

Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

WA 92

CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 1998 (1)

Pomerol.

6 bts.    per lot $1,600 - $2,000

Realised: $1,500
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?