The Conscious Collection: A Virtual Fine Wine and Spirits Auction, April 9

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12 bottles (750ml) Château La Lagune 1994, Haut Médoc
12 bottles (750ml) Château Langoa Barton 1995, Saint Julien
24 bottles (750ml) Clos l'Église 1995, Pomerol
24 bottles (750ml) La Croix de Gay 1995, Pomerol
24 bottles (750ml) Clos Lacombe 1996, Pomerol
36 bottles (750ml) Château d'Armailhac 1999, Pauillac

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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/9/2021
JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery presents an absolutely stunning lot of 11 cases that are not to be missed!

1994 Château La Lagune
Château La Lagune is a Grand Cru Classé property that produces some of the finest wines in the Haut-Médoc appellation of Bordeaux, France. La Lagune's history dates to 1715 when the château was constructed. The vineyards were first planted in 1724.
Like many Bordeaux estates after two world wars, La Lagune had fallen into disrepair when Georges Brunet bought it in 1954. He replanted the vineyards and totally renovated the cellar. By the time he sold it to the Ayala Champagne firm in 1961, the property had been transformed. In late 1999, Chateau La Lagune was sold to the Frey family. 2000 was the first vintage for the Frey family at La Lagune. Caroline Frey assumed control of the estate in 2004.

This wine is now fully mature; tobacco, earth, cassis, mushroom and spice scents open to a medium bodied, soft textured, light wine, that ends with red berries, olives and herbs.

1995 Château Langoa Barton
The Barton family, the current owners of Grand Cru Classé Château Langoa Barton, can trace their Bordeaux roots back to 1722. That was the year Thomas Barton left Ireland and made his way to Bordeaux. In 1821, the Barton family bought an estate in St. Julien called Pontet-Langlois. Shortly after the sale, they renamed it Chateau Langoa Barton. Following the purchase of Langoa Barton, they bought a second St. Julien estate. Culled from the vineyards of Léoville Las Cases, that estate became Chateau Léoville-Barton. Interestingly, because no cellar or wine making facilities came with the purchase, they were forced to make both wines at Langoa Barton. In time, the production of both wines taking place at Langoa Barton became a tradition.

Langoa Barton has another unique distinction. Out of all the Classed Growths, it is one of the few that is still in the hands of the same family that was an owner at the time of the classification. Today, Langoa Barton is managed by Anthony and Lilian Barton.

Classic in style, the wine is a bit firm in character. On the nose, the wine has earthy, tobacco, cedar and cassis notes and is bright, crisp, full bodied with firm tannins on the palate. There is an herbal note in the earthy cassis driven finish.

1995 Clos l’Église
The estate of Clos L’Eglise is one of the older chateaux in Pomerol dating all the way back to the 18th century. That is also when the farmhouse that remains in use today was constructed. At the time, Chateau Clos L’Eglise was a larger estate. The modern era of Clos L’Eglise begins in 1975, when the property and its wine making facilities were completely redesigned and modernized by the Moreau family also the owners of nearby Chateau Plince. The old wood tanks were replaced by stainless steel. The next step forward took place in early 1997 when the estate was sold to Sylviane Garcin Cathiard.

Medium-bodied, and at its peak, this is a plum filled, round wine with truffle, cocoa, smoke, espresso and black cherries on the nose and on the soft-textured palate.

1995 La Croix de Gay
Château La Croix de Gay has a long history in the Pomerol appellation. But the owners of the vineyard, the Raynaud-Lebreton family, have an even longer history in Bordeaux dating back to 1477. The official estate dates back to at least the mid-1800s as wine was produced from the vineyard in 1772. However, the modern era begins in the late 1960s, when the owners expanded the operation. Today, the estate remains in the hands of the Raynaud and Lebreton families. In 1998, Chantal Lebreton took over managing the estate and the winemaking after her father Noel Raynaud passed away.

Fully mature, this wine has soft, silky textures, a medium body, and a floral, plummy, truffle essence.

1996 Clos Lacombe
Clos Lacombe Pomerol is a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc from a small estate. Soft yet full bodied with layered cherry fruit flavors. Spicy notes and savory tannins on the finish. The winery was founded in 1905, and it has historically been a part of the Château le Caillou winery. The manor is owned by the family since 1975 and Andre Giraud has modernized its entire wine production. A rich and ripe wine with a great structure and elegant, soft tannins. Brilliant ruby-red color. Aroma of ripe fruit, blackberry, plum, cherry, caramel and fresh pepper. Soft yet full bodied with layered cherry fruit flavors. Spicy notes and savory tannins on the finish. Very good complexity.

Château d’Armailhac
This Grand Cru Classé estate in Pauillac was previously part of their massive vineyards that we know of today as Château Mouton-Rothschild. The name of the estate came from one of the first owners of the estate, Dominique d’Armailhacq.
During the late 1600s, the d’Armailhacq brothers earned their living as river boat captains on the Gironde estuary. It was at that point in time they began purchasing land in Pauillac.

The d’Armailhacq family continued to own the estate until 1843, when the family had fallen deeply into debt and was forced to sell a portion of their property to satisfy their debt. They sold the estate to the Ferrand family who in turn sold it to the young, and soon to be famous Baron Philippe de Rothschild in 1934. At the time, the property was known as Château Mouton d’Armailhacq; the Baron changed the name to Château d’Armailhac.
For the Baron, this was an important purchase as d’Armailhac was located right next to his Château Mouton Rothschild. This purchase allowed him to expand his holdings in Pauillac. Baron Philippe also took over the Bordeaux trading arm of d’Armailhac, which allowed the Baron to begin producing and marketing the first branded Bordeaux wine, Mouton Cadet.

Mature now and firm in character, with a tannic spine that never faded. The wine is medium bodied, with crisp, red/black berries, tobacco, cedar and warm earth characteristics.
A Fabulous Selection of Bordeaux Wines
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Final prices include buyers premium: $17,000
Auction closed on Friday, April 9, 2021.
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