Alec White is one of those amazingly generous people who took the suggestion “open your cellar, open your heart,” well, to heart. He sent three different bottles. This is the first, a 1989 Chateau Talbot. Retail value is $125.00.
“Important Fourth Growth. Wine attractive: rich, consummately charming, reliable.” Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2010. Hugh Johnson also rates the 89 vintage particularly successful and ready to drink.
Opening bid is $60.00. Minimum bid increment $10.00.
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