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*Chateau Lynch Bages 1961

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2377
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202
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Auction:
Fine Wines - 2377
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 14, 2007 6:00PM

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*Chateau Lynch Bages 1961
Pauillac, 5eme Cru Classe u. one high shoulder, onlow mid shoulder; labels missing, (other supporting labels included)
"Still a spectacular wine, the 1961 defies mortality. It has been at its peak for nearly 15 years, yet it shows no signs of losing its fruit and drying out. The color is a dark garnet with orange/amber at the edge. The profound bouquet has the magnetic allure that leaves great Bordeaux unmatched for complexity. Sweet notes of dried fruits, herbs, tobacco, smoke, and roasted meats are followed by an opulently-textured, thick, nearly viscous wine with high glycerin, ripe, jammy fruit, and an intoxicating combination of glycerin, extract, and suppleness. The wine holds in the glass without cracking up, and has a good 40-45 second finish. There is no telling how much longer this 1961 will retain its magic, but it is still a classic. Anticipated maturity: now-2010." R. Parker, 95 pts. 06/00 2 bottles
Estimate $450-650

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Chateau Lynch Bages, Bordeaux wine, French wines, Pauillac, Second wine, Wine classification, Wine label

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