Naples Winter Wine Festival
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Current Bid $5,500.00   ( ) Successful
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8 – 750ml 2005 Château Pichon-Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longueville
2 – 750ml 1996 Château Margaux
1 – 750ml 1982 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
1 – 750ml 2005 Château Giscours

From the private cellars of Judith A. Liegeois & John Scot Mueller, purchased and stored with passion in Naples, Florida.

This remarkable quartet of wines brings together the best of two famed communes of the Médoc: Pauillac and Margaux.

Pauillac has long been the standard bearer for the region’s red wines. Located between Saint-Julien and Saint-Estèphe, it contains a large number of classified growths and several of the most famous estates. Château Pichon Longueville (sometimes referred to as Pichon Baron) and Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (known as Pichon Lalande) were once part of the same vineyard parcel until they were separated in 1850. Today, Pichon Baron has more Cabernet Sauvignon in its vineyard than its counterpart (60% as opposed to 45%), and the wines tend to be more powerful as a result; Pichon Lalande is generally more elegant and approachable in its youth. Both vintages, 2005 and 1982, were legendary in their own way.

Further south in Margaux, the wines are usually softer and more feminine. The 2005 Château Giscours achieved an aggregate score of 92 points across all ratings, and it was widely praised for its silky tannins and pure, ripe fruit. Château Margaux was classified in 1855 as one of the five First Growths of Bordeaux and was acclaimed for its complexity and perfect balance.  The winning bidder on this lot has four singular experiences to look forward to.

INSIDER’S INFO: Wine must be picked up at the Naples Winter Wine Festival office or shipped at the winning bidder’s expense.

DONORS: Judith A. Liegeois & John Scot Mueller