02-15-2018 02-15-2018
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3078B Boston
February 15, 2018 6:00PMCalender

Chateau Latour Haut Brion 1978, 3 bottles

Auction: Fine Wines - 3078B Location: Boston Date / Time: February 15, 2018 6:00PM


Chateau Latour Haut Brion 1978
Pessac Leognan
u: one top shoulder, two high shoulder, wear to capsules, losses to one capsule base, light nicking to labels (bin scrape to one)
"This is a wine I try to purchase at wine auctions. One of the top wines of the 1978 vintage, La Tour-Haut-Brion's color remains a murky garnet/purple. An explosive nose offers up aromas of roasted meats and herbs, truffles, licorice, Asian spices, and sweet black currant fruit. It is powerful, muscular, and full-bodied, with considerable tannin. This profoundly rich wine is just beginning to reach its plateau of maturity, where it should remain for another 10-20 years. It is a remarkable effort! Anticipated maturity: 2000-2020." R. Parker for TWA, 95 pts. 10/97
3 bottles
Provenance: Nantucket Cellar
Estimate $600-800

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Appellations, Aroma of wine, Bordeaux wine, Classification of Graves wine, Fer, Grape, Haut-Brion, Latour, Pessac, Wine