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Chateau Lynch Bages 1961

Auction:
2503
Lot:
333
Sold for:
$1,337$1,100

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 2503
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 13, 2010 6:00PM

Description:

Chateau Lynch Bages 1961
Pauillac, 5eme Cru Classe
u: two top shoulder, two high shoulder, light bin soil to all, light capsule corrosion to some

"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
5 bottles
Estimate $1,500-2,200

Keywords

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

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