Iron Gate Auctions
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IronGate Fine Wine Auction

Tue, Apr 30, 2024 10:00AM EDT - Tue, May 7, 2024 08:00PM EDT
  • 1989
  • 750ml
  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Cote de Nuits
  • Flagey-Echezeaux
  • Pinot Noir
  • Red
  • DRC
  • FF1590
  • FF1590
Lot 188

1989 DRC Echezeaux Grand Cru - 1 bottle(s)-750ml format

Estimate: CAD$3,200 - CAD$4,800

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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 1989 DRC Echezeaux Grand Cru - 750ml. Estimate for this lot is between $3200 - $4800 with a reserve of $2400. The wine in this lot belongs to collection 11375.

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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 following tasting note from Allen Meadows -Discreet, reserved and subtle Vosne spice aromas lead to closed, slightly tough and still quite structured, indeed almost hard flavors that offer good depth and the balance is suspect at this point. Still, there is enough mid-palate density to suggest that this may very well have the stuffing to mature into something very interesting even though it appears to be in a time warp at the moment as it has seemingly not evolved at all in more than 5 years. For the patient AND optimistic. Another recent bottle was very odd as the nose was rather funky with a distinct note of acetone that dissipated with air but never completely disappeared with much more moderate structure than the bottle reviewed above displayed. However, the overall quality was the same as this is a perfectly good effort but certainly not a distinguished one.