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Estimate: HK$4,000 - HK$6,000
ca. US$515 - US$772
Price realised:  HK$4,900
ca. US$631
Lot number 5247, Views: 108

Caymus Vineyards, Special Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon 1998 Caymus Vineyards, Special Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon 1998 Napa Blueberry, blackberry and cassis in equal measure on the nose. Some vanillin from the wood (all French from this vintage on) still there which is normal for the year, where these types of tannin took on oak. Very juicy fruit which shows the great sorting and selection. Such a cassis finish. Superb for the year. SS. Lot 5247 1 imperial - 6 liter (cn) per lot: HKD 4000-6000 per lot: USD 550-750 I think I first realized that Caymus Special Selection was not only one of the greatest wines made in California, but a very great wine in the context of world wine-making when I attended one of Bipin Desai's vertiginous vertical tastings. The tasting was held in L.A. and we drank the Special Selections from 1975-1990 over some spectacular food at Valentino. I was deeply impressed by the complexity of the wines which, for me, is the real criterion of quality and I was also struck by Chuck Wagner's direct approach, professionalism and zest for life. SS. Quantity: 1

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: The Classic Cellar from a Great American Collector IX
Date of the auction: 31 Mar 2012
Address: Sotheby's
Hong Kong