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by Tom Reddick
September 18th, 2019, 10:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 23,000 Leflaive GC and Pucelles bottles pre 2014 reconditioned at the Domaine...
Replies: 17
Views: 1246

Re: 23,000 Leflaive GC and Pucelles bottles pre 2014 reconditioned at the Domaine...

The premox phenomenon is such a broad and unpredictable thing that I have generally found it difficult to fault producers for being reticent in the early days about discussing it until there was more clarity on the extent of the matter and how the market was going to respond. And so maybe I am being...
by Tom Reddick
September 18th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest
Replies: 21
Views: 993

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

I can do November 9th.
by Tom Reddick
September 17th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest
Replies: 21
Views: 993

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

I cannot do October 12 with college buddies coming in town for the Texas OU game. I can do October 19. Beijing Bros in Coppell/Irving for Peking Duck and BYO wine? Any interest there? Open to other locations. I think that wipes out Scott and Joe, though, and both are wonderful company. Never been t...
by Tom Reddick
September 17th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2016 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon - Wow!
Replies: 0
Views: 361

TN - 2016 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon - Wow!

2016 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Trade tasting- pop and pour and enjoyed over about 45 minutes deep purple black color, dark brooding nose, blackberries, chalk, cassis, black plums, a very evident presence of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, on the palate firm and grounded with serious str...
by Tom Reddick
September 16th, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pichon Lalande 1961-2000
Replies: 18
Views: 1409

Re: Pichon Lalande 1961-2000

I've yet to drink a '90 PLL that I thought was in the neighborhood of 90 points. I still have a couple bottles from the case I bought on release, so there is always hope, but I don't think there is any argument that the chateau underperformed in what is in retrospect a great Bordeaux vintage. I hav...
by Tom Reddick
September 13th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1128

Re: US retailers offering German auction wines?

A few of us shipped some ex auction stock from them to the UK around 2012, all have been excellent so far, but thats a small population. I am hard pressed to dispute the claims of prior difficulties with DeeVine because many of them have come from people like David who are well known to have good p...
by Tom Reddick
September 13th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1128

Re: US retailers offering German auction wines?

Do you guys think that the auction wines are noticeably better than the APs sold through retail or that they tend to be worth the premium? I notice that sometimes they get better reviews than non-auction wines, but sometimes they get worse reviews. I've never had any, but am admittedly very curious...
by Tom Reddick
September 13th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1128

Re: US retailers offering German auction wines?

Yes. I know both parties.
by Tom Reddick
September 12th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tricky situation with long term CC deal- what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 1526

Re: Tricky situation with long term CC deal- what would you do?

Thanks everyone. While I came looking to genuinely sort out whether I had the right to refund and take the wines back, the thread seems to have had the benefit of being a good reminder and now all is being completed as originally planned. So no dilemma for me. Thanks for the good thoughts. If for so...
by Tom Reddick
September 12th, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1128

Re: US retailers offering German auction wines?

DeeVine- but you need to contact them ASAP. The deadline for bids was 9-1 and they are already over in Germany or on their way. They work through Selbach (the commissionaire branch of the company- same ownership as Selbach winery), so if you reach out to Selbach they might be able to help coordinate...
by Tom Reddick
September 11th, 2019, 11:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tricky situation with long term CC deal- what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 1526

Re: Tricky situation with long term CC deal- what would you do?

c fu wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 10:53 pm
Ship it to you. If he wants it have him pay the shipping from you after.
Good idea- I had not thought of it. But the issue there is I cannot legally ship to him. He is in a legal state, but I am a private individual.
by Tom Reddick
September 11th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tricky situation with long term CC deal- what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 1526

Tricky situation with long term CC deal- what would you do?

Evening all, I have an odd situation to deal with from an old Commerce Corner transaction. And no- I am not going to be outing anyone. This is a sincere search for the best path in the sort of situation others may find themselves in going forward. Several months ago, I sold someone some bottles that...
by Tom Reddick
September 4th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3411

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

$30,515 for '05 Leroy Musigny? [scratch.gif] In the past 12 months, most bottles of every vintage of Leroy Musigny from the past 20-25 years that have come to auction have sold for over $10,000 a bottle- and very recently far above that. This is not the only rare burgundy that has a similar pattern...
by Tom Reddick
September 4th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 35
Views: 3137

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Mark Golodetz wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Probably Magdelaine.
I noticed there wasn't any for sale [wow.gif] (first thing I looked for.)
by Tom Reddick
September 2nd, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3411

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

Nathan Smyth wrote:
September 2nd, 2019, 12:03 am
In general, the various Montrachet prices look way low.

Is that because of Prem-Ox in 2005?
Could be. As far as I know, it is the only vintage where pre-mox has been attributed to DRC Montrachet, and in a worrying number of instances.
by Tom Reddick
September 2nd, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3411

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

$30,515 for '05 Leroy Musigny? [scratch.gif] In the past 12 months, most bottles of every vintage of Leroy Musigny from the past 20-25 years that have come to auction have sold for over $10,000 a bottle- and very recently far above that. This is not the only rare burgundy that has a similar pattern...
by Tom Reddick
September 2nd, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Full vertical tasting of Klaus Peter Keller Pettenthal GG (2009-2017) + X
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Full vertical tasting of Klaus Peter Keller Pettenthal GG (2009-2017) + X

German auction wine. Its a special event it’s sold at. The sticker shows it. Fu, I get it's a special event that the wines are sold at. What I don't understand is are all of them sold to one individual, are they sold as case lots, and sold until they're all bought, or something else. I think what I...
by Tom Reddick
September 1st, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3411

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

More generally- on what basis are you all claiming this cellar is overpriced? Check out recent auction results. Look at the current broker prices coming out of Europe, even for more recent vintages. I do not think it can possibly last much longer, but these numbers reflect a very scary reality at th...
by Tom Reddick
September 1st, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3411

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

Looks as if he spent many millions of $ on the 2005 vintage and then realized he was nuts/couldn’t drink anywhere near all of it. Do you find this pretty common in big cellars you see? I ask because it is something I have noticed over time. Not necessarily with the newer investor/collector set- I a...
by Tom Reddick
September 1st, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?
Replies: 31
Views: 1463

Re: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?

At Ramonet they have admitted to it happening with some bottles of 1989 Bienvenue Batard. For me personally, Amiot Montrachet 1986. The phenomenon worsened greatly starting with the 1995s, but I think it has always been there in some measure.
by Tom Reddick
September 1st, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Von Schubert - Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 23
Views: 770

Re: TN: 2016 Von Schubert - Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

Valckenberg was either based in, or had heavy presence in, Oklahoma. Tom-the celebrity status for some vintners started prior to 2007. Also the advent of more German wine presence at some top US retailers also started earlier than 2007. I understand that. I am speaking to the general flow into cell...
by Tom Reddick
August 31st, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Von Schubert - Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 23
Views: 770

Re: TN: 2016 Von Schubert - Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

My understanding is that a lot of the reasons for limited distribution during that era is that they were not represented by either Terry Theise or Rudi Weist and that many wine stores for a long time really ignored German producers not in one of these two portfolios. That question I cannot address ...
by Tom Reddick
August 30th, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Von Schubert - Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 23
Views: 770

Re: TN: 2016 Von Schubert - Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

It often amazes me how little attention von Schubert gets - even among German wine lovers. This is an elite German wine estate and I sense that a lot of people (esp. younger wine people) don't even know who they are or barely do. I never did dig into the full story- if memory serves many speculated...
by Tom Reddick
August 26th, 2019, 9:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do I buy from people's cellars?
Replies: 31
Views: 2174

Re: How do I buy from people's cellars?

Nathan speaks with wisdom. It is one thing to occasionally slim down your collection- but the amateur P2P flipping industry is getting rather obvious of late.
by Tom Reddick
August 22nd, 2019, 10:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8017

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Killer exchange rate, access to bottles with pristine storage. A 3% exchange fee is not even on my radar. With respect, in the grand scheme of things not a worry.
by Tom Reddick
August 19th, 2019, 11:24 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest
Replies: 21
Views: 993

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

I am good for either weekend, but FWIW I think if we end up doing it OU weekend that the couple of good Italian BYO options in the Addison area (North Dallas around 635 and Tollway) should surely be pretty solid. Ubers may be pricey that night, but the further North you get from town- the easier it ...
by Tom Reddick
August 19th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 87 Magdelaine, 85 Lynch Bages, 03 Clos des Goisses, 08 Winston Churchill, 10 Silex, 01 Weil Auslese
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: TN- 87 Magdelaine, 85 Lynch Bages, 03 Clos des Goisses, 08 Winston Churchill, 10 Silex, 01 Weil Auslese

I had several 1987 Bordeaux over the last 10 years - but not Magdelaine, and not a single one was really outstanding, incl. 1st growth, all were fully mature, and I would doubt that any wine will stay on the plateau for another 16 years. Also all were more or less lacking in length. But maybe Magde...
by Tom Reddick
August 18th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 87 Magdelaine, 85 Lynch Bages, 03 Clos des Goisses, 08 Winston Churchill, 10 Silex, 01 Weil Auslese
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: TN- 87 Magdelaine, 85 Lynch Bages, 03 Clos des Goisses, 08 Winston Churchill, 10 Silex, 01 Weil Auslese

Karl K wrote:
August 18th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Nice!
Thank you Karl. The 87 Magdelaine was quite the surprise find. I have never before seen it available, and so that meant it was going to happen. Very pleased to see that it is a good wine with time in hand. Doesn't always work out that way when fishing for older off years.
by Tom Reddick
August 18th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 87 Magdelaine, 85 Lynch Bages, 03 Clos des Goisses, 08 Winston Churchill, 10 Silex, 01 Weil Auslese
Replies: 7
Views: 532

TN- 87 Magdelaine, 85 Lynch Bages, 03 Clos des Goisses, 08 Winston Churchill, 10 Silex, 01 Weil Auslese

Quick trip to the City that bore much fruit on the work front. And two dinners with friends plus some good wine. I will note The Cookery in Dobbs Ferry, site of our first dinner with the Bordeaux and Clos des Goisses, was sensationally good. Very much worth the train ride- and the restaurant is a pl...
by Tom Reddick
August 14th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8017

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Generally speaking and in relative terms, right now is a really good time to be looking at mature 70s and 80s Bordeaux. And in line with Mark's advice, I have been doing that in the UK quite a bit of late. Getting from NY to home properly is going to take a couple of plane trips, but happily upstate...
by Tom Reddick
August 12th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 champagne question
Replies: 46
Views: 3616

Re: 2008 champagne question

Thanks for posting this crickey - Similiar questions/dilemma... Not trying to hijack the thread... for the well versed Champy drinkers/collectors, where would you place Bollinger in regards to the 3 above? At ~125/b, and “great scores”, seems like an ok idea for me to throw some in the back of cell...
by Tom Reddick
August 12th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 champagne question
Replies: 46
Views: 3616

Re: 2008 champagne question

While we are talking about 2008 Clos des Goisses, has anyone had the 08 or 06 Les Cintres? (the new 100% Pinot Noir cuvee from specific plots within Clos des Goisses.)
by Tom Reddick
August 12th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3440

Re: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?

2004 Krug is exceptional- and so is Mesnil by the way. And the really great thing about many 2004s is that they are very showy in youth and- at least so far- appear as though they will drink well most of their lives. So while the customary wait will be worth it, it will not be compulsory and I see 2...
by Tom Reddick
August 8th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Re: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes

You will not regret your investment in Barthod. Back in days when DRC and Roumier flowed like water, I foolishly overlooked the Barthod wines. The more of them I have- the more I come to love them. They are top flight. I cannot speak to the 2000 Grivot Beaux Monts, but Guy Accad had a very heavy han...
by Tom Reddick
August 8th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 champagne question
Replies: 46
Views: 3616

Re: 2008 champagne question

That was helpful, thank you. It was not for immediate consumption, although I have seen enough tasting notes on this board to realize that many people are currently enjoying the DP, so I suppose if I bought a few bottles I could try one. I had intended to store for later consumption. If the second ...
by Tom Reddick
August 5th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Val di Suga (Angelini) Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: TN: 1995 Val di Suga (Angelini) Brunello di Montalcino

Love their wines. Sadly very hard to get in Texas these days.
by Tom Reddick
August 1st, 2019, 10:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Boots
Replies: 7
Views: 1298

Re: RIP Boots

A fine family with a great vision.

RIP, ma'am.
by Tom Reddick
August 1st, 2019, 9:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mini WB offline - 08 Larmandier VV Blanc de Blancs, 1982 Figeac, 2001 Jamet, 1990 Leoville-Barton
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Mini WB offline - 08 Larmandier VV Blanc de Blancs, 1982 Figeac, 2001 Jamet, 1990 Leoville-Barton

David Dyroff was in Dallas for one evening before a work conference, and so a couple of us put together a small offline to welcome him to Dallas. A fine dinner at Urbano with great conversation and a highly rare event- an evening in which I gave every wine at the table a 4+ or 5 star rating. Four re...
by Tom Reddick
July 31st, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
Replies: 22
Views: 1602

Re: TN: 2016 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale

Never had much luck with this cuvée. Though it represents a huge portion of Mugnier’s output and is the most readily available, I should check in on it again. So many other values in Nuits however, most closer to the heart of the CdN (Vosne) as well. Same here. They are tasty young, but as they age...
by Tom Reddick
July 30th, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
Replies: 22
Views: 1602

Re: TN: 2016 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale

Never had much luck with this cuvée. Though it represents a huge portion of Mugnier’s output and is the most readily available, I should check in on it again. So many other values in Nuits however, most closer to the heart of the CdN (Vosne) as well. Same here. They are tasty young, but as they age...
by Tom Reddick
July 25th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest
Replies: 21
Views: 993

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

I will be around and would be interested.
by Tom Reddick
July 25th, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2014 Mayacamas Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: TN - 2014 Mayacamas Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

Tom, were these made before or after Mayacamas was sold. I have traditionally liked a good bit the wines from Mayacamas but have been wondering whether they are made any differently now? Thanks. The 2014 vintage is post-sale. If memory serves the sale took place in 2013, but this is the vintage whe...
by Tom Reddick
July 25th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2014 Mayacamas Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: TN - 2014 Mayacamas Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

Nice TNs. I've gone through two bottles of that '14 Merlot and am afraid I didn't take enough time with them. I wasn't a huge fan, and that's very probably because I didn't really take the time to contemplate them much. I found them good, perfectly fine with a nice balance of earthy notes and subdu...
by Tom Reddick
July 23rd, 2019, 10:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2014 Mayacamas Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 8
Views: 657

TN - 2014 Mayacamas Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

Mayacamas came to Dallas today, and I was fortunate to participate in a tasting of the 2014s. I did this in my capacity as a consumer joining a number of fellow consumers and fans- this was not an ITB event. For my part, I am very happy to see how things are evolving here. 2014 Mayacamas Vineyards C...
by Tom Reddick
July 9th, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birthday TNs- 2008 Pol Roger, 2014 La Conseillante, 2015 Mouton-Rothschild, 1990 Leoville Barton
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Birthday TNs- 2008 Pol Roger, 2014 La Conseillante, 2015 Mouton-Rothschild, 1990 Leoville Barton

Gathered tonight with 3 friends for the traditional birthday dinner- mostly non-wine geek friends and focusing on younger vintages as is custom. We dined at Urbano Café and found it as wonderful and reliably excellent as ever. 2008 Pol Roger Champagne Vintage Brut good rich champagne color, generous...
by Tom Reddick
July 7th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster
Replies: 30
Views: 2253

Re: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster

Selbach made some lovely wines. I am going long on their Graacher Domprobst bottlings. Had a long conversation about them with Johannes Selbach after the NYC tasting. He was pretty emotional about the Domprobst. Selbach is the biggest buy for me this year. It was #2 in 2017, but in 2018 it becomes ...
by Tom Reddick
July 6th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster
Replies: 30
Views: 2253

Re: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster

Yesterday, deciding what I might want to buy from Theise’s 2018 catalog (probably limited to Schaefer) and weighing against my loose sense of overall wine budgeting, it popped into my head for the first time skipping 2018 Mosel altogether. It’s not like I *need* more German wine in the cellar. I’m ...
by Tom Reddick
July 1st, 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13935

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

It was a great board and up until the very end I felt like Mark did a great job. What really upset me was having zero warning before the switchover- and waiting a long time before the archive was available so I could copy and paste several hundred TNs that I was behind in putting in my books. After ...
by Tom Reddick
June 24th, 2019, 11:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster
Replies: 30
Views: 2253

Re: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster

AJ Adam was by far my favorite at the NY tasting. 2018 is a curious vintage for me given I love acid. I tasted some perfectly fine wines that were boring to me. Nailing the pick to preserve acids was crucial. I love Adam's wines and look forward to tasting his 2018 when I will visit him in fall. I ...
by Tom Reddick
June 24th, 2019, 10:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment
Replies: 22
Views: 1700

Re: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment

The margin has narrowed some in recent years, but for most regions the magnum is still going to get you the better return overall- especially as the wines get older. For drinking purposes, most of the few really knowledgeable collectors I know whose experience goes back to pre-phylloxera times will ...

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