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IronGate Fine Wine Auction

Tue, Apr 30, 2024 10:00AM EDT - Tue, May 7, 2024 08:00PM EDT
  • 1981
  • 750ml
  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Cote de Nuits
  • Vosne-Romanee
  • Pinot Noir
  • Red
  • DRC
  • DD1694
  • DD1694
Lot 180

1981 DRC La Tache Monopole Grand Cru - 1 bottle(s)-750ml format

Estimate: CAD$5,600 - CAD$8,400

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CAD$50,000 CAD$5,000
CAD$100,000 CAD$10,000

This lot is comprised of 1 bottle(s) of 1981 DRC La Tache Monopole Grand Cru - 750ml. Estimate for this lot is between $5600 - $8400 with a reserve of $4250. The wine in this lot belongs to collection 11375.


Please note the following bottle conditions in this lot 5 Cm and Torn Label on 1981 DRC La Tache Monopole Grand Cru

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From the collection of Paul Vickers, one of Calgary’s most respected and successful hospitality entrepreneurs. Purchased on release and perfectly cellared since acquisition.

The wine in this lot has a score of 91 from Allen Meadows and the following tasting note -While the nose is now fully tertiary as it's largely dominated by sous bois, there is still plenty of that lovely Asian spice and dried rose petal character that introduces medium weight and beautifully complex middle weight flavors that offer fine depth and length. While this is by no means a great example, it is as good a 1981 as I've had in a long time and one that is drinking perfectly. If there is a nit, it's that one can sense an impending decline and if I owned this wine, I would be inclined to drink up sooner than later. Note- I've experienced some bottle variation that may or may not have been due to storage though another recent bottle was a mirror image of the one reviewed here.