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IronGate Fine Wine Auction

Tue, Apr 30, 2024 10:00AM EDT - Tue, May 7, 2024 08:00PM EDT
  • 1979
  • 750ml
  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Medoc
  • Pauillac
  • Bordeaux Red Blend
  • Red
  • First Growth
  • EE3789
  • EE3789
Lot 50

1979 Chateau Latour Grand Vin Pauillac - 1 bottle(s)-750ml format

Estimate: CAD$540 - CAD$780

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
CAD$0 CAD$20
CAD$500 CAD$50
CAD$1,000 CAD$100
CAD$2,000 CAD$200
CAD$3,000 CAD$250
CAD$5,000 CAD$500
CAD$10,000 CAD$1,000
CAD$20,000 CAD$2,000
CAD$50,000 CAD$5,000
CAD$100,000 CAD$10,000
This lot is comprised of 1 bottle(s) of 1979 Chateau Latour Grand Vin Pauillac - 750ml. Estimate for this lot is between $540 - $780 with a reserve of $420. The wine in this lot belongs to collection 11385.


Please note the following bottle conditions in this lot Base of Neck on 1979 Chateau Latour Grand Vin Pauillac

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The wine in this collection comes from an Ontario based cellar established in 1976. The owner has always had an appreciation of wine and he became more knowledgeable after reading A Wine Tour of France as a young adult. He built a cellar in his home and started to purchase wine for consumption as well as for collecting. Much of the wine came from the LCBO and their auction but he also purchased some in Alberta where he fondly remembers buying a 1967 Chateau D’Yquem. He doesn’t drink wine as much these days and decided to put some of his collection up for auction so that others have the opportunity to enjoy the wine he has collected over the years.
The wine in this lot has a score of 91 from Tom Cannavan and the following tasting note -A beautiful plummy, aniseed infuse nose. Not powerful, but great balance with prunes, dried leaves and aniseed on palate. A little austere but drinking well now. Better than 78. Superb. Unusually exotic for Latour.