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Château Lynch-Bages 1961 (1 BT)

Lots 1-342: An outstanding selection of historic vintages dating back to 1936, alongside limited edition signed bottles and large formats, unprecedented experiences, and bespoke En Primeur barrels, all released directly from the Château’s cellars especially for this sale.

Château Lynch-Bages 1961 (1 BT)

Château Lynch-Bages 1961 (1 BT)

Château Lynch-Bages 1961

Pauillac, 5ème Cru Classé

Recorked in 2007. Excellent levels & appearance

In 2017, absolutely terrific. It has preserved the wonderful, concentrated, cassis intensity of that period. The flavour is fabulously full, fruity and forceful and yet it slips down - all too quickly. We were lucky, as it was paired with the Grand Puy Lacoste 1961, an extraordinary twosome from Pauillac and this mythical vintage. Serena Sutcliffe, MW


WA 95


1 bt (owc)


Provenance:

AN OUTSTANDING SELECTION OF HISTORIC VINTAGES DATING BACK TO 1936, ALONGSIDE LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BOTTLES AND LARGE FORMATS, UNPRECEDENTED EXPERIENCES, AND BESPOKE EN PRIMEUR BARRELS. THE WINES WERE RELEASED FROM THE CELLARS OF THE CHÂTEAU ESPECIALLY FOR THIS AUCTION, WHERE THEY HAD BEEN STORED IN PERFECT CONDITIONS EVER SINCE BEING PRODUCED. ALL BOTTLES WERE SPECIALLY LABELLED FOR THIS SALE, BOTTLES FROM PRE-2000 WERE LABELLED BY HAND. ALL BOTTLES SHOW EXCELLENT LEVELS AND APPEARANCE, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. RECORKED BOTTLES WERE ONLY EVER TOPPED UP WITH THE IDENTICAL, ORIGINAL VINTAGE.


LYING IN OCTAVIAN, WILTSHIRE Offered In Bond, available Duty Paid

 

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