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AN EVENING OF EXCEPTIONAL WINES

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STAMPS COINS BANKNOTES MEDALS BONDS & SHARES AUTOGRAPHS BOOKS WINES

360 Orchard Road, # 06-03A International Building, 238869, Singapore www.spink.com

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20 SEPTEMBER 2013

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GROUP CHAIRMAN AND CEO Olivier D. Stocker YOUR SPECIALISTS STAMPS UK - Tim Hirsch Guy Croton David Parsons Nick Startup Neill Granger Paul Mathews Dominic Savastano Tom Smith USA - George Eveleth Richard Debney EUROPE - Guido Craveri Fernando Martínez CHINA - Anna Lee COINS UK - Mike Veissid Paul Dawson Richard Bishop William MacKay Eleanor Charlotte Dix Tim Robson Barbara Mears John Pett USA - Stephen Goldsmith Greg Cole Normand Pepin CHINA - Mark Li BANKNOTES, BONDS & SHARES UK - Barnaby Faull Mike Veissid Andrew Pattison USA - Stephen Goldsmith EUROPE - Peter Christen CHINA - Mark Li ORDERS, DECORATIONS, MEDALS & MILITARIA UK - Mark Quayle Oliver Pepys BOOKS UK - Philip Skingley Jennifer Mulholland AUTOGRAPHS USA - Stephen Goldsmith WINES CHINA - Anna Lee Guillaume Willk-Fabia YOUR EUROPE TEAM (LONDON - LUGANO) Chairman’s Office Monica Kruber Charles Blane Directors Tim Hirsch Anthony Spink Auction & Client Management Team Miroslava Adusei-Poku Eleanor Ball Luca Borgo Rita Ariete Dora Szigeti John Winchcombe Kenichiro Imase María Martínez Maurizio Schenini Finance Alison Bennet Marco Fiori Mina Bhagat Dennis Muriu Billy Tumelty Dean Dowdall IT & Administration Berdia Qamarauli Liz Cones Curlene Spencer Tom Robinson Cristina Dugoni Giacomo Canzi

SALE CALENDAR 2013 STAMPS 10 21 22 22 23 23 24 13 14 14 15 11

September September September October October October October November November November November December

24 September 24/25 September 1 October 9/10 October 3 December

2/3 October 4 October 4 October 9/10 October 5 December

North East Indian Coins from the Nick Rhodes Collection Indian, Islamic, British and Anglo-Gallic Coins and Commemorative Medals World Coins and Commemorative Medals The Collector’s Series Sale Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals

London London London New York London

13019 13014 13039 317 13015

World Banknotes The Ibrahim Salem Collection of African Banknotes Banknotes of Bermuda - Dr. the Hon. David J. Saul Collection The Collector’s Series Sale World Banknotes

London London London New York London

13018 13037 13047 317 13034

Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria

London

13003

The Collector’s Series Sale Bonds and Share Certificates of the World Bonds and Share Certificates of the World

New York Lugano London

317 SW1008 13017

The Collector’s Series Sale

New York

317

An Evening of Exceptional Wines

Singapore

SFW03

MEDALS 21 November

BONDS AND SHARES 9/10 October 19/21 October 28 November

Chairman Emeritus John Herzog

9/10 October

Auctioneer Stephen Goldsmith

13040 13030 13038 13045 13028 13041 13046 13043 13048 13049 13050 13044

BANKNOTES

AUTOGRAPHS

Finance & Administration Sam Qureshi Ingrid Qureshi

London Singapore Singapore London London London London London London London London London

COINS

YOUR AMERICA TEAM (NEW YORK)

Auction Administration and Marketing & Design Sonia Alves Luke Mitchell

British East Africa and Uganda - The Award Winning Collections of George T. Krieger Stamps and Covers of South East Asia The Japanese Occupation Issues of South East Asia Bermuda - Dr. the Hon. David J. Saul Collection The Award Winning “Medina” Collection of India Part III Important British Empire Revenues The J. B. Bloom Collection of South Africa The Collector’s Series Sale The Robert Marion Collection of Mauritius Stamps and Postal History The “Lionheart” Collection of Great Britain and British Empire - Part II Postal History and Historical Documents Great Britain Stamps and Postal History

WINES 20 September

The above sale dates are subject to change

YOUR ASIA TEAM (HONG KONG - SINGAPORE) Vice Chairman Anna Lee Administration Amy Yung Newton Tsang Raymond Tat Gary Tan

Spink offers the following services: – VALUATIONS FOR INSURANCE AND PROBATE FOR INDIVIDUAL ITEMS OR WHOLE COLLECTIONS – – SALES ON A COMMISSION BASIS EITHER OF INDIVIDUAL PIECES OR WHOLE COLLECTIONS –


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SALE LOCATION

YOUR SPINK TEAM FOR THIS SALE

HILTON SINGAPORE 581 Orchard Road, 238883 Singapore in Panorama Room on 24th Floor tel + (65) 6730 7492 fax + (65) 6730 7491 (available from Thursday 19 September)

FOR YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SALE LOTS

SALE DETAILS

Guillaume Willk-Fabia gwillkfabia@spink.com +65 9780 5421 Anna Lee china@spink.com +852 25 300 100

Friday 20 September 2013 at 6.00 p.m. FOR YOUR BIDS

In sending commission bids or making enquiries, this sale should be referred to as GRAND CRU - SFW03

TASTING DETAILS Registered bidders are cordially invited to an exclusive wine tasting of Château la Lagune, Haut-Medoc, 3ème Grand Cru Classé HILTON SINGAPORE 581 Orchard Road, 238883 Singapore, in Panorama Room on 24th Floor Friday 20 September 2013 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Miroslava Adusei-Poku auctionteam@spink.com +44 (0)20 7563 4020 fax +44 (0)20 7563 4037 (available until Thursday 19 September) Gary Tan gtan@spink.com + 65 6339 8801

FOR YOUR INTERNET BIDDING

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 - SINGAPORE

ORDER OF SALE

Category

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Bordeaux

5-36

A privileged direct allocation from Château la Lagune

5-11

Highlight on Château Mouton Rothschild

18-21

Highlight on Château Lafite Rothschild

22-23

A rare offer on Château Cheval Blanc

24-26

An exceptional selection of Petrus

27-31

Burgundy

37-41

Rhone Valley

42-49

A privileged direct allocation from Paul Jaboulet Aîné

42-48

Roussillon

50

Champagne

53

American and Italian

55

Australian

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INTRODUCTION

After successful sales in Hong Kong, we are delighted to present the first Spink Singapore Fine Wine auction catalogue. The wine sale on Friday 20th September 2013 will coincide with an important stamps sale during the long weekend of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix, so your Spink team will be there to welcome you. As with previous catalogues, a great focus is given on quality and provenance. We are very honoured to offer some consignments directly from Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné and Château la Lagune, both properties in the hands of the Frey family. Reserved for one successful bidder is an invitation for a one night stay at their magnificent Château. What a privileged opportunity it is to enjoy tasting their fine wine during such an exclusive stay! For our other buyers, both estates will be delighted to welcome you when you next visit Bordeaux or the Rhone valley region.

We are also very happy to offer a selection of some of the rarest and finest Bordeaux wine in perfect condition; an extremely rare offer on six original bottles of Petrus 1945 packed in a new original wooden case from the estate and a new lot of six original bottles of the legendary Château Cheval Blanc 1947 inspected at the Château and also packed in a new original wooden case. We will also be taking you through the great Burgundy and Roussillon wine region with this offer on a rare parcel of Clos des Fées la Petite Siberie, one of the finest and most sought-after cuvée from this part of France. Our proximity with Australia also provides us with the chance to offer a very nice selection of some of the cult wine from the Barossa Valley region. We hope you will find your region and some enjoyable drinking wine within these pages. Enjoy the sale and tasting of the wine of Château la Lagune for those of you present on the day. Your Spink Fine Wine Team

CALL FOR FUTURE AUCTION CONSIGNMENTS Anna Lee china@spink.com +852 25 300 100

Guillaume Willk-Fabia gwillkfabia@spink.com +65 6339 8801 +65 9780 5421 WWW.SPINK.COM

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Château la Lagune We are extremely pleased to offer directly from Château la Lagune the following lots and of specific interest are some large formats from some of their best vintages. We are also very glad, thanks to the management of Château la Lagune, to extend an invitation for a one night stay for one couple at the Château for the successful bidder on the consignment of these rare & exquisite Magnum and Double Magnum of Château la Lagune vintage 2000 (please refer to lot 1)

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FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2013 Commencing at 6.00 p.m. All Sales are subject to the Conditions of Business printed at the back of this catalogue Estimates The estimated selling price of each lot is printed below the lot description and does not include the Buyer’s Premium. Bidders should bear in mind that estimates are prepared well in advance of the sale and are not definitive. They are subject to revision.

BORDEAUX - A PRIVILEGED DIRECT ALLOCATION FROM CHATEAU LA LAGUNE

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2 2 Château la Lagune vintage 2001 in large format Haut-Medoc, 3ème Grand Cru Classé

1 Château la Lagune vintage 2000 in large format Haut-Medoc, 3ème Grand Cru Classé Limited edition, hand-engraved large format

87/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #153 June 2004

Exclusive invitation for two guests for a memorable one night stay at Château la Lagune with private tour of the estate and tasting.

Lying duty & tax free ex-cellar Château la Lagune 1 Imperial (6 litres) in original wooden case

89/100 points James Suckling, Wine Spectator (3/31/2003)

Tasting Note: “Reminiscent of a premier cru from Beaune, the 2001 La Lagune reveals aromas of sweet and sour cherries, cedar, and balsam wood with toasty oak in the background. Medium-bodied, elegant, and refreshing, it should be enjoyed over the next 5-7 years. This is the first vintage for one of Bordeaux’s bright young oenologists, Caroline Frey.” S$900-1,300

Lying duty & tax free ex-cellar Château la Lagune 6 Magnum and 2 Double Magnum in original wooden case + one night stay invitation Tasting Note: “Pretty berry, chocolate and vanilla character, with medium body, fine tannins and a silky finish. Lacks a bit of punch, but a very good wine. Best after 2006, 17,500 cases made.” S$3,600-4,300 9


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3 Château la Lagune vintage 2004 in large format Haut-Medoc, 3ème Grand Cru Classé

5 Château la Lagune vintage 2005 in large format Haut-Medoc, 3ème Grand Cru Classé

90/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #171 June 2007

95/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #176 April 2010

Lying duty & tax free ex-cellar Château la Lagune 1 Imperial (6 litres) in original wooden case

Lying duty & tax free ex-cellar Château la Lagune 1 Jeroboam (5 litres) in original wooden case

Tasting Note: “A sleeper of the vintage, this sexy, charming, Burgundian-styled wine offers fleshy black cherry notes intermixed with camphor, flowers, and pain grille. Supple tannin, velvety texture, and luscious aromatics as well as flavors result in an alluring claret to drink over the next 12-14 years.” S$1,200-1,400

Tasting Note: “This is the finest wine made at this estate since 1982, and possibly the greatest La Lagune of all time. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by an exquisite bouquet of spice box, incense, sweet unsmoked cigar tobacco, black cherry liqueur, forest floor, and subtle toasty oak. Reminiscent of a Cote de Nuits grand cru blended with a top-notch Bordeaux, this beauty possesses silky tannins, a broad, savory, expansive mouthfeel, and intrinsic precision as well as elegance. Moreover, this fabulous wine is a relative bargain for the vintage. Seamless and prodigious! Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025.” S$800-1,000

4 Château la Lagune vintage 2007 in large format Haut-Medoc, 3ème Grand Cru Classé 90/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #188 April 2010 Lying duty & tax free ex-cellar Château la Lagune 1 Imperial (6 litres) in original wooden case Tasting Note: “Another brilliant effort from the Frey family, the 2007 La Lagune reveals a beautiful layered mouthfeel with lots of plum, black cherry, and kirsch liqueur-like notes intermixed with a spicy character. Medium-bodied, broad, and savory with beautiful purity and overall equilibrium, this beauty should be drunk over the next 7-8 years.” S$900-1,100

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6 Château la Lagune vintage 2009 in large format Haut-Medoc, 3ème Grand Cru Classé

7 Château la Lagune mixed case vintage 1988, 1998 and 2008 Haut-Medoc, 3ème Grand Cru Classé

95/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #199 Feb 2012

Lying duty & tax free ex-cellar Château la Lagune 6 bottles, two bottles per above-mentioned vintage in original wooden case

Lying duty & tax free ex-cellar Château la Lagune 1 Jeroboam (5 litres) in original wooden case

Tasting Note: “One of the most beautiful wines of the vintage, the dark ruby/purple-colored La Lagune 2008 (93/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #194 May 2011) exhibits sweet cassis, camphor, truffle and white chocolate notes presented in a dense, medium to full-bodied, silky textured personality. Filled with purity, finesse, elegance and authoritative flavor intensity, this 2008 is already drinkable and should continue to evolve for 15+ years.” S$800-1,000

Tasting Note: “It is not unusual that the 2009 La Lagune is a spectacular effort given the fact that this estate has been making terrific wines over the last decade or more. It boasts a dense purple color as well as a beautiful perfume of blueberries, mulberries, cassis, white chocolate and subtle toasty oak. Notes of Chinese black tea, cedarwood and forest floor also make an appearance in the singular aromatic and flavor profiles. This sumptuous, full-bodied La Lagune possesses low acidity, abundant but ripe, sweet tannin and a long, 45-second finish. Give this beauty 5-7 years of bottle age and drink it over the following three decades.” S$900-1,100

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Photo courtesy of Château Latour CLARET from a Private Cellar 8 Château Latour vintage 1952 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé Two bottles into neck level, original capsule very slightly damaged, original Château labels. Lying in a private cellar duty free in Hong-Kong 2 bottles in good original condition Quality of the Vintage: Good Year Style of the wine: This wine is still very surprising. Elegant bouquet of mint and dried fruit, ripe tannins, rich and well balanced without being aggressive. Very well balance. Past its peak

Photo courtesy of Château Latour

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CLARET from a Private Collector 9 Château Prieure Lichine vintage 1982 Margaux, 4ème Cru Classé Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 6 bottles in excellent appearance S$700-800

CLARET from a Private Cellar 10 Château Branaire Ducru vintage 1982 Saint-Julien, 4ème Cru Classé 6 lightly scuffed capsules Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 6 bottles in original wooden case S$1,200-1,400

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Photo courtesy of Château d’Yquem SWEET WINE from a Private Collector 11 Château d’Yquem vintage 1987 Sauternes, 1er Cru Supérieur 88/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #88 Aug. 1993 Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 1 magnum in good condition S$1,100-1,200 12 Château Ausone vintage 1988 Saint-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé (A) 90/100 points Wine Spectator Magazine 3/04 Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 1 magnum in good condition S$1,100-1,200

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Photo courtesy of Domaine Clarence Dillon

CLARET from a Private Cellar 13 Château Haut Brion vintage 1995 Pessac Leognan (Graves), 1er Cru Classé Two lightly stained labels 96/100 points Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition Jan. 2003 Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 3 bottles S$1,800-2,000

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CLARET from a Private Collector 14 Château Léoville Poyferré vintage 1996 Saint-Julien, 2ème Cru Classé 93/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate # 122, April 1999 Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 1 magnum in good condition S$700-800

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Photo courtesy of Château Palmer by Alain Vacheron

16 Château Lynch Bages vintage 2002 Pauillac, 5ème Cru Classé Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 12 bottles in original wooden case S$1,600-1,800

Photo courtesy of Château Palmer by Serge Chapuis CLARET from a Private Cellar

17 Château Margaux vintage 2006 Margaux, 1er Cru Classé

15 Château Palmer vintage 2001 Margaux, 3ème Cru Classé

94+/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #182 April 2009

93/100 points, Lisa Perotti-Brown, in Asia May 2009 Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 6 bottles in good condition

Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 6 bottles in original wooden case

Tasting Note: “It is worth noting that when the bottled 2006 Château Margaux, which appeared closed and less impressive than I had predicted from barrel, was retasted alongside the remarkable 2008, I elevated my score to 94+. It does not possess the size or power of the 2008 or 2005, but the 2006 exhibits impressive density, a deeper color, and the beautifully textured, pure style that is a hallmark of this estate. Moreover, it is relatively precocious, and can be drunk now or cellared for 25+ years.” S$3,500-4,000

Tasting Note: “Medium-garnet colour. The nose is still very youthful with notes of ripe cassis, dark cherries, cloves, graphite, a touch of cedar and a little mint. The medium bodied, well structured palate gives mediumfirm tannins, medium+ acidity with a good balance of plump, spicy fruit. The oak needs a little more time to marry and tannins are a little on the firm side but otherwise approachable now. Long finish. Drink now 2025. Tasted February 2009.” S$1,500-1,700 17


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FINEST & RAREST BORDEAUX

The following lots include a very nice selection of Château Mouton Rothschild.

Of particular interest are two mature vintages offered in perfect condition in full original wooden case still lying in Bordeaux (1967 and 1970) among others with a selection of the 1996, 2005 and 2006 vintage made available either in bottle or half bottle from collectors based in France, HongKong and Singapore, all of whom are keeping their wine in perfect condition

HIGHLIGHT ON CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD CLARET from a Private Collector 18 Château Mouton Rothschild vintage 1967 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé In very good condition (all the bottles silk wrapped) a rare full original wooden case Lying in a private cellar duty & tax free in Bordeaux, France 12 bottles in original wooden case S$14,000-15,000 19 Château Mouton Rothschild vintage 1970 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé In very good condition, full original wooden case

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93/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #105, June 1996 Lying in a private cellar duty & tax free in Bordeaux, France 12 bottles in original wooden case Tasting Note: “I have had a remarkable number of opportunities to taste this wine. One of the most frustratingly irregular wines I have ever encountered, the 1970 Mouton can range from pure nectar, to a wine that is angular, austere, and frightfully hard and tannic. This bottle (one of the Reserve du Chateau bottlings that was mistakenly released by the estate and labeled with the letters R.C., rather than a number) was impossible to assess when decanted, given its hard, tough, impenetrable style. Nearly eight hours later, the wine had opened magnificently to reveal a classic bouquet of sweet cassis, tobacco, minerals, and exotic spice aromas. Opulent, full-bodied, thick, and juicy, the extraordinary evolution of this particular bottle would make a persuasive argument for long-term decanting. After being perplexed throughout much of this wine’s evolution, I was reassured by this bottle. No doubt Mouton’s high Cabernet Sauvignon content causes this wine to go through a tight, hard, ungenerous stage, and the 1970 requires 57 more years of cellaring.” S$13,000-14,000 19

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20 Assortment Château Mouton Rothschild vintage 1979 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé S$1,500-1,800

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21 Château Mouton Rothschild vintage 1982 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé Level into neck, ripped label around the bottom from the marking of the wooden case, good capsule 100/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine advocate #183 June 2009 22 Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong Tasting Note: “This wine remains one of the legends of Bordeaux. It has thrown off the backward, youthful style that existed during its first 25 years of life, and over the last 4-5 years has developed such secondary nuances as cedar and spice box. The creme de cassis, underlying floral note, full-bodied power, extraordinary purity, multilayered texture, and finish of over a minute are a showcase for what this Chateau accomplished in 1982. The wine is still amazingly youthful, vibrant, and pure. It appears capable of remaining fruity and vibrant in 2082! Thank God it is beginning to budge, as I would like to drink most of my supply before I kick the bucket. This is a great, still youthful wine, and, on occasion, one does understand the hierarchy of Bordeaux chateaux when you see the complexity and brilliance of this firstgrowth. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050+” S$800-1,200

CLARET from a Private Cellar 22 Château Mouton Rothschild vintage 1996 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé 94/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #122, April 1999 Lying in private cellar tax free in Bordeaux, France 6 bottles in original wooden case Tasting Note: “This estate’s staff believes that the 1996 Mouton-Rothschild is very complex. I agree that among the first-growths, this wine is showing surprising forwardness and complexity in its aromatics. It possesses an exuberant, flamboyant bouquet of roasted coffee, cassis, smoky oak, and soy sauce. The impressive 1996 Mouton-Rothschild offers impressive aromas of black currants, framboise, coffee, and new saddle leather. This full-bodied, ripe, rich, concentrated, superbly balanced wine is paradoxical in the sense that the aromatics suggest a far more evolved wine than the flavors reveal. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030. By the way, the 1996 blend consists of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Franc” S$2,800-3,300

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24 Château Mouton Rothschild vintage 2006 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé 98+/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #181 Feb 2009 Lying duty paid in a temperature-controlled wine cellar in Singapore 23 half-bottles Tasting Note: “A sensational effort, the 2006 Mouton Rothschild exhibits an opaque purple color as well as a classic Mouton perfume of creme de cassis, flowers, blueberries, and only a hint of oak. Dalhuin told me that in whisky barrel-tasting vintages such as 1989 and 1990, Mouton was aged in heavily-toasted barrels, and they have backed off to a much lighter toast for the barrelsí interior. I think this has worked fabulously well with the cassis quality fruit they get from their Cabernet Sauvignon. The full-bodied, powerful 2006 possesses extraordinary purity and clarity. A large-scaled, massive Mouton Rothschild that ranks as one of the top four or five wines of the vintage, it may turn out to be the longest-lived wine of the vintage by a landslide. The label will undoubtedly be controversial as a relative of Sigmund Freud, Lucian Freud, has painted a rather comical Zebra staring aimlessly at what appears to be a palm tree in the middle of a stark courtyard. I suppose a psychiatrist could figure out the relationship between that artwork and wine, but I couldn’t see one. This utterly profound Mouton will need to sleep for 15+ years before it will reveal any secondary nuances, but it is a packed and stacked first-growth Pauillac of enormous potential. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2060+.

23 Château Mouton Rothschild vintage 2005 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé 96/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #176 April 2008 Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 9 bottles in good condition Tasting Note: “The 2005 Mouton Rothschild will have to take a back seat to the prodigious 2006, but administrator Philippe Dalhuin deserves considerable credit for pushing Mouton to higher quality levels over recent years. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest mostly Merlot, the dark purple-hued 2005 exhibits a restrained but promising nose of cedar, tobacco leaf, creme de cassis, and toasty oak. Full-bodied, tannic, and extremely backward, with the vintageís tell-tale acidity, it appears to be even more closed in the bottle than it was from barrel. It does possess a long finish and multilayered mouthfeel. This is an undeniably outstanding, yet restrained, shy wine for a Mouton Rothschild. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040+” S$6,000-7,000

Ever since owner Philippine de Rothschild put Philippe Dalhuin in charge at Mouton in 2004 there has been a dramatic reduction in the amount of wine produced under the Mouton Rothschild label. The selection process has been ratcheted up to the level of other first-growths, and that is reflected in what is clearly the greatest Mouton produced since 1982 and 1986. As I indicated in my barrel tasting notes, only 44% of the crop made it into the 2006 grand vin, which is the lowest percentage in more than fifty years. The final blend includes a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (87%) and the rest Merlot (13%). No Cabernet Franc was utilized in 2006, and purchasers will have a long wait until this wine reaches full maturity. Keep in mind that, where wellstored, the 1986 currently tastes like a 4-5 year old wine, and the 1982 is just beginning to enter early adolescence. If you extrapolate from that, the 2006 will need at least twenty years to reach a teen-age status, and probably will not hit its plateau of maturity for three decades.” S$11,000-12,000

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FINE & RARE BORDEAUX The following lots include a very nice selection of mature, ready to drink Ch창teau Lafite Rothschild, of particular interest for our Hong-Kong buyers as all the bottles are lying there in perfectly stored wine cellar.

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HIGHLIGHT ON CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD CLARET from a Private Collector 25 Château Lafite Rothschild vintage 1961 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé

28 Château Lafite Rothschild vintage 1988 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé

Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 2 bottles in excellent appearance S$3,500-4,000

94/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #Oct. 1994 Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 5 bottles in good condition

CLARET from a Private Cellar 26 Assortment Château Lafite Rothschild vintage 1966 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé Château Haut Brion vintage 1964 Pessac Leognan (Graves), 1er Cru Classé Two lightly scuffed capsules

Tasting Note: “Tasted 7 times since bottling with consistent notes Broodingly backward and in need of considerable bottle age, the 1988 is a classic expression of Lafite. This deeplycolored wine exhibits the tell-tale Lafite bouquet of cedar, subtle herbs, dried pit fruits, minerals, and cassis. Extremely concentrated, with brilliantly focused flavors and huge tannins, this backward, yet impressively endowed Lafite-Rothschild may well turn out to be the wine of the vintage! Anticipated maturity: 2000-2035.” S$5,000-5,500

Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 2 bottles (1 bottle each) S$1,900-2,400

29 First Growth Assorted Case, vintage 2001 One bottle each of Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Latour, Château Margaux, Château Haut Brion, Château Cheval Blanc

CLARET from a Private Cellar 27 Château Lafite Rothschild vintage 1983 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé 93/100 points Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book 3rd Edition Jan. 1998

Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 6 bottles in good condition S$4,000-5,000

Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 2 bottles in good condition Tasting Note: “Finally, the 1983 Lafite is beginning to shed its tannin. The wine exhibits a deep ruby/garnet color with only a slight lightening at the edge. The intoxicatingly perfumed nose of lead pencil, pain grille, red and black fruits, minerals, and roasted herbs is provocative. In the mouth, this wine displays considerable body for a Lafite, plenty of power, and a fleshy, rich, sweet mid-palate. Long, elegant, plump, and surprisingly fleshy, this outstanding example of Lafite seems largely forgotten given the number of high quality vintages during the golden decade of the eighties. Anticipated maturity: Now-2030. Last tasted 3/97” S$1,800-2,200

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FINEST & RAREST BORDEAUX We are delighted to be able to offer for sale again the greatest vintage of Ch창teau Cheval Blanc; a case of 6 original bottles from the vintage 1947 in perfect condition and inspected at the Ch창teau. This extraordinary vintage is offered in a new original wooden case directly from Ch창teau Cheval Blanc. A rare opportunity to acquire this legendary wine in such excellent condition and provenance.

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A RARE OFFER ON CHATEAU CHEVAL BLANC CLARET from a Private Collector 30 Château Cheval Blanc vintage 1947 Saint-Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classé (A) 6 original bottles which were inspected at the Château Level all between below neck and very top shoulder. Original capsules cut to reveal branded original cork. One very slightly corroded capsule, three yellowed and three very slightly yellowed original Château labels. One lightly ripped label. 100/100 points Robert Parker 3rd Edition Jan 1998 Lying in a private cellar duty & tax free in Bordeaux, France 6 bottles in original condition in new Château wooden case Tasting Note: “What can I say about this mammoth wine that is more like port than dry red table wine? The 1947 Cheval Blanc exhibits such a thick texture it could double as motor oil. The huge nose of fruitcake, chocolate, leather, coffee, and Asian spices is mind-boggling. The unctuous texture and richness of sweet fruit are amazing. Consider the fact that this wine is, technically, appallingly deficient in acidity and excessively high in alcohol. Moreover, its volatile acidity levels would be considered intolerable by modern day oenologists. Yet how can they explain that after 47 years the wine is still remarkably fresh, phenomenally concentrated, and profoundly complex? It has to make you wonder about the direction of modern day winemaking. Except for one dismal, murky, troubled, volatile double-magnum, this wine has been either perfect or nearly perfect every time I have had it. But beware, there are numerous fraudulent bottles, particularly magnums, of 1947 Cheval Blanc in the marketplace. Having a 1947 Cheval Blanc served out of an impeccably stored magnum three times over the last three years made me once again realize what a great job I have. The only recent Bordeaux vintages that come even remotely close to the richness, texture, and viscosity of so many of these right bank 1947s are 1982 and 1990. Last tasted 10/94” S$108,000-128,000

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31 Château Cheval Blanc vintage 1996 Saint-Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classé (A) 90/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, #122 April 1999 Lying in a private cellar tax free in Bordeaux, France 6 bottles in original wooden case Tasting Note: “The elegant, moderately weighted 1996 Cheval Blanc reveals a deep garnet/plum, evolved color. Quintessentially elegant, with a complex nose of black fruits, coconut, smoke, and pain grille, this medium-bodied wine exhibits sweet fruit on the attack, substantial complexity, and a lush, velvety-textured finish. It is very soft and evolved for a 1996. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2015.” S$2,400-2,800 32 Assorted First Growth in Half-Bottle vintage 2004 Château Cheval Blanc Saint-Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classé (A), 3 half-bottles Château Margaux Margaux, 1er Cru Classé, 4 half-bottles Château Haut Brion Pessac Léognan (Graves), 1er Cru Classé, 4 half-bottles Lying duty paid in a temperature-controlled wine cellar in Singapore 11 half-bottles Tasting Note: “The supple-textured 2004 Château Margaux (93/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #171 June 2007) is reminiscent of the 2001 or 1999. It exhibits a superb blue/purple color to the rim as well as sweet aromas of flowers, blueberries, creme de cassis, licorice, and smoke, superb fruit intensity, medium body, classic elegance, and silky, sweet tannin in the long finish. This beauty can be drunk now or cellared for two decades or more.” “Haut Brion (92/100 points Lisa Perotti-Brown, in Asia May 2009) medium to deep garnet colour. The nose is still a little mute giving a moderate intensity of youthful aromas: ripe plums, cassis, Chinese five spice, moss and a fair amount of cedar. Oak tannins seem to dominate the structure contributing to the taut astringency of the palate yet there is a good amount of ripe berry and earthy fruit plus medium acidity to balance. Long earthy finish. Drink 2012 to 2034. Tasted February 2009.” “Eighty thousand bottles of 2004 Cheval Blanc (90/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #171 June 2007) were produced from a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot. Subtle herb, menthol, cranberry, black currant, and licorice aromas emerge from this dark ruby/plum-colored wine. It is medium-bodied and elegant with plenty of sweet fruit, but not a lot of weight or intensity. The complexity and nobility of Cheval Blanc’s gravelly terroir is apparent in this delicate, subtle St.-Emilion. Give it a few years to develop additional aromatics, and drink it over the following 12-15.” S$3,000-4,000

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FINEST & RAREST BORDEAUX The following lots include some of the finest vintages produced by Petrus. A particular highlight is a rare case of 6 bottles of Petrus from the outstanding 1945 vintage offered with a new original wooden case from Petrus. It is a rare opportunity to acquire such vintage in perfect condition with such new original wooden case.

PETRUS THE SUCCESSIVE OWNERS The oldest transaction of which there remains a trace dates back to the 2nd quarter of 18th century, when Jacques Meyraud buys some land « located at Gazin, commonly known as Petrus » from the Voisin family. His son Pierre sells Petrus to MM. Brilhouet and Courolle, butchers at Libourne and in 1770 it is acquired by M. Antoine Arnaud whose family were millers. The Arnaud family owned it for over a century, and the chateau was then known as « Petrus (Arnaud) ». In 1917, M. Sabin-Douarre, former manager of Petrus, is the owner, but how he acquired it is unknown. He sets up the Société Civile du Château Petrus. He often ate at l’Hotel Loubat, the best restaurant in Libourne, and in 1923, Madame Loubat buys the majority of the shares from him and by 1945 becomes the sole owner and she asks Jean-Pierre Moueix to handle the distribution of her wine. At her death in 1961, since she had no children, her nephew, M. Lignac, and her niece, Mme Lacoste each inherit half of the property. M. Lignac sells his half to M. Jean-Pierre Moueix in 1964. In 1969, Jean-François Moueix, elder son of Jean-Pierre, buys Mme Lacoste’s half, without usufruct. Today, he and his children are the owners of Petrus. THE SOIL The 11,5 hectares of Petrus are located at the top of the highest hill of Pomerol, at an altitude of 40 meters, which assures natural water drainage. In addition, this hill is of a totally different soil type than the plateau that surrounds it. The clay of the hill dates back 40 million years, whereas the thick gravel on the surrounding plateau is only 1 million years old. There are in fact two layers of clay – the topsoil of dark clay is 60 to 80 cm thick and the subsoil is very dense blue clay which the roots cannot penetrate. The clay is smectite, which expands greatly when it absorbs rain water and becomes impermeable. All excess water will therefore drain off. The water molecules penetrate the interlayer molecular spaces and become available to the roots during the dry summer months. This avoids any excess hydric stress to the vines even in the driest years (ie 2003). THE VINES The whole vineyard is planted with merlot. The average age of the vines is 40 years. The density varies from 6 600 vines per hectare for the oldest plots to 7 000 on the younger ones. Sinced 1985 Petrus has been producing its own clones in order to preserve vegetal variety when replanting. VINIFICATION and AGING The grapes are picked by hand, destemmed, and since 2009 an optical sorter has replaced hand sorting. They are gently crushed before vinification in concrete vats. Maceration usually lasts 15 to 21 days as we are looking to extract only the softest and most mature tannins from the skins and the pits. Half the juice is gently pumped over in the morning and the other half in the evening. After maceration the juice goes into another vat for the malo-lactic fermentation. The must is lightly pressed and sometimes the press wine is incorporated into the final blend. After the malo-lactic fermentation is complete each vat is tasted and those which are good enough are blended together before the wine is aged in barrels. There is no second wine at Petrus and those lots which are rejected are sold off as generic Pomerol. Only 50% of the French oak barrels are new. When these are received from the coopers they are filled with water for 15 days in order to get rid of the most aggressive tannins. The barrels are closed with a silicon bung from the very start in order to protect the wine from contact with oxygen. There is no ullage. The wines are racked every three months. The aging varies in length from one vintage to another depending on the quality of the grapes. The average production is 30 000 bottles per year. THE PEOPLE In 1964 Jean-Pierre Moueix hired a newly diplomaed oenologist, Jean-Claude Berrouet who produced 45 vintages of Petrus before retiring (but remains as consultant). Since 2008 his son, Olivier, oenologist and agricultural engineer, is manager of Petrus.

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AN EXCEPTIONAL SELECTION OF PETRUS

CLARET from a Private Collector 33 Petrus vintage 1945 Pomerol, Cru Exceptionnel 6 original bottles, Estate-bottled, in very good condition packed in new original wooden case from Petrus Levels all low neck, one corroded capsule, one slightly ripped label, two stained label 98/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #95 October 1994 Lying in a private cellar duty & tax free in Bordeaux, France 6 bottles in original condition in new rare Estate wooden case Tasting Note: “Tasted 2 times with consistent notes. While the 1947 Petrus is a big, juicy, succulent, fruity wine, the 1945 remains a backward, tannic colossus needing another 5-10 years of cellaring. The color reveals more purple hues than the 1947, and the nose offers aromas of black fruits, licorice, truffles, and smoked meat. Massively-constituted, with formidably high tannin and extract levels, this sleeping giant may evolve into another perfect example of Petrus.� S$129,000-138,000

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34 34 Petrus vintage 1975 Pomerol, Cru Exceptionnel Ten bottles high shoulder and two bottles very top shoulder, two labels very lightly torn 98+/100 points Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book 4th Edition, Jan 2003

35 Petrus vintage 1979 Pomerol, Cru Exceptionnel Bin soiled label 90/100 points Wine Spectator

Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Geneva, Switzerland 12 bottles in good appearance Tasting Note: “One of the most rustic and powerful Petrus of the last 25 years, this wine still has a murky garnet/plum/purple color, a gorgeous nose of overripe black cherries, mocha, caramel, chocolate, and a hint of iron and blood. Full-bodied, super-concentrated, with massive tannin and extract, this behemoth Petrus can be enjoyed but still seems another 5-10 years away from maturity. It is certainly a 50-70 year wine, with exquisite concentration and intensity, but seemingly the rough edges will no doubt be less appealing to those looking for pure seamlessness. Perhaps that will emerge with bottle age. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2040. Last tasted, 11/02.� S$34,000-35,000

Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 1 magnum S$3,200-3,500 36 Petrus vintage 1979 Pomerol, Cru Exceptionnel Stained label 90/100 points Wine Spectator Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 1 magnum S$3,200-3,500

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CLARET from a Private Collector 37 Petrus vintage 1982 Pomerol, Cru Exceptionnel 6 magnum in very good condition (level, label and capsule) 93/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #183 June 2009 Lying in a private cellar duty & tax free in Bordeaux, France 6 magnum (1.5 litres) in original wooden case without the original wooden cover Tasting Note: “Given what I thought this wine would achieve, the 1982 Petrus has not turned out to be nearly as profound as expected. It reveals a certain herbaceousness, and there is significantly less concentration than I initially believed (too much filtration?) along with a cedary spiciness. Tasters who have had no previous experience with this wine will find it to be an outstanding effort that has reached full maturity much faster than some of its peers. It is capable of lasting a long time, but there is an underlying vegetal character, and the 1982 is far less concentrated than the vintages of Petrus that have been produced since 1989. I believe this wine is fully mature, and is capable of lasting another 10-15 years, but it is unlikely to improve� S$108,000-120,000

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CLARET from a Private Collector 38 Château Lafleur Pomerol 90/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #109 Feb. 1997

CLARET from a Private Collector

Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty paid in Singapore 3 bottles in good condition

39 Le Pin vintage 2005 Pomerol

Tasting Note: “Exhibiting a dark purple color with an opaque middle, Lafleur’s 1993 is structured, tannic, and almost charmless because of its huge power and structure. The wine offers up hints of gorgeously sweet, black-raspberry, kirsch, and truffle aromas (similar to those possessed by L’Evangile), but after that, one has to be content with its unbridled power, medium to fullbodied, layered richness, and ferocious tannin. This is a backward, dense, yet purely made wine. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2020.” Château Lafleur is located opposite Petrus and producing wine of comparable quality. S$1,300-1,500

93/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #176 April 2008 Lying duty paid in a temperature-controlled cellar in Singapore 2 bottles Tasting Note: “While I would not rank the 2005 Le Pin as highly as the 2001, 2000, 1998, 1989, 1983, or 1982, it is still a beautiful wine offering a deep ruby/purple color along with an open-knit nose of caramel, coconut, coffee, melted chocolate, and sweet, jammy black cherry and currant fruit. The alluring fragrance is followed by an opulent, luscious Pomerol with flamboyant flavors of ripe black fruits intermixed with hints of roasted herbs, meat juices, plums, and Asian spices. Unfortunately, the worldís billionaires quickly gobble up Le Pinís 500 cases, even at preposterously high prices. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025.” S$5,500-6,500

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40 Château Ausone vintage 2000 Saint-Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classé (A) 98+/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #189 June 2010 Lying in a private temperature-controlled cellar in Singapore 12 bottles duty paid in original wooden case Tasting Note: “Two bottles were badly corked, which is certainly a scary situation for a wine where only 1,000 or so cases were produced. However, a third bottle was magical and just short of perfection. Its saturated purple color was followed by a surprisingly more evolved and open wine than I had written in my tasting note in 2003, where I predicted maturity between 2020 and 2075. This wine displays wonderful, sweet tannin and a big, sweet kiss of truffle, crushed rock, blueberry, blackberry, and licorice. Extremely rich, full-bodied, with astonishing power, precision, and delicacy, this is a sumptuous wine that should age well for 50-60 years, but in the case of the one bottle out of three that was not corked, it seemed far more evolved and forward than I suggested in my write-up in 2003.” S$22,000-24,000

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AN EVENING OF EXCEPTIONAL WINES 41 Château Margaux vintage 1986 Margaux, 1er Cru Classé 98/100 points Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition Jan. 2003 Lying duty paid in a temperature-controlled wine cellar in Singapore 1 magnum in good appearance Tasting Note: “A magnificent example of Château Margaux and one of the most tannic, backward Margaux of the last 50 years, the 1986 continues to evolve at a glacial pace. The color is still a dense ruby/purple with just a hint of lightening at the rim. With several hours of aeration, the aromatics become striking, with notes of smoke, toast, creme de cassis, mineral, and white flowers. Very full-bodied, with high but sweet tannin, great purity, and a very masculine, full-bodied style, this wine should prove nearly immortal in terms of its aging potential. It is beginning to budge from its infantile stage and approach adolescence. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2050. Last tasted, 12/02.”

Photo courtesy of Château Marqaux

S$1,500-2,000

Photo courtesy of Château Latour 42 Château Latour vintage 1994 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé 94/100 points Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition Jan. 1998 Lying duty paid in a temperature-controlled wine cellar in Singapore 2 magnum in good condition Tasting Note: “This is an interesting as well as great vintage for Latour. As indicated in my barrel tasting report, Latour’s 1994 possesses an atypically high percentage of Merlot (27%) in the final blend. Because of this, the wine appears to have a sweeter, more fleshy

texture than is typical for a young Latour, but do not make the mistake of thinking this will be a commerciallystyled, easy to drink wine. It exhibits an opaque dark ruby/purple color, and a backward, intense textbook nose of walnut and cassis scents complemented by smoky pain grille notes that build in the glass. This full-bodied, powerful, layered Latour reveals high tannin, but no bitterness or astringency. The superb purity, fabulous precision, and remarkable length should ensure 35-40 years of longevity. Readers will find more fat, flesh, and glycerin than usual for a young Latour (save for such great vintages as 1982 and 1990), but don’t be deceived, this wine requires 8-10 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2035. Last tasted 1/97” S$2,000-3,000

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Tasting Note: “The 2006 Pontet Canet (95/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #181 Feb 2009) is a wine to stockpile, especially for those in their thirties and forties as it needs another decade to reach maturity, after which it should keep for 30+ years. This vineyard, just south of Mouton Rothschild, has produced an opaque bluish/purple-colored 2006 with an extraordinarily pure nose of graphite, charcoal, sweet creme de cassis, and a hint of scorched earth. Incredible concentration, stunning richness, and a 60-second finish result in a wine that transcends the vintage as well as this estate’s 1855 classification. This enormously endowed, modern day classic is a legend in the making. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2050+.

43 Château Latour vintage 2004 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé 95/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #171 June 2007 Lying duty paid in temperature-controlled cellar in Singapore 2 bottles in good condition Tasting Note: “A terrific effort from Administrator Frederic Engerer and owner Francois Pinault, the dark ruby/purple-tinged 2004 Latour exhibits a strong cassis character intermixed with notes of crushed rocks, earth, cedar, and forest floor. Racy, elegant, but powerful with medium to full body, and sweet tannin, it will benefit from 5-7 years of cellaring, and should keep for three decades. It is a very impressive offering” S$1,100-1,200

Enormous credit is due proprietor Alfred Tesseron for turning things around at this estate in 1994, and continuing to produce first-growth level wines. PontetCanet is one of the few bio-dynamically farmed vineyards in the Medoc, and Tesseron is such a perfectionist in both the vineyard and wine cellars that his nickname among other bordelais is ‘Monsieur Bonsai.’

44 Assorted Fifth Growth in Half-Bottle vintage 2006

“This classic, powerful, firm Lynch Bages (94/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #196 Aug. 2011) may be as concentrated (if not more so) than the 2005. It possesses a dense purple-tinged color, tell-tale cassis notes interwoven with hints of roast beef, savory herbs, spice box and subtle oak, good acidity and ripe tannin. The result is a full-bodied, fleshy Pauillac that will benefit from another 3-4 years of cellaring. It is capable of lasting 20-25 more years.” S$850-950

Château Pontet Canet Pauillac, 5ème Cru Classé, 6 half-bottles Château Lynch Bages Pauillac, 5ème Cru Classé, 6 half-bottles Lying duty paid in a temperature-controlled wine cellar in Singapore 12 half bottles

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45 Assorted Second Growth in Half-Bottle, vintage 2006 Château Pichon Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac, 2ème Cru Classé, 10 half-bottles Château Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint-Julien, 2ème Cru Classé, 2 half-bottles Lying duty paid in a temperature-controlled wine cellar in Singapore 12 half-bottles Tasting Note: “The 2006 Pichon Lalande (95/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #181 Feb 2009), which blows away the 2005, represents a return to the velvety-textured, rich, sexy style most readers would associate with Pichon Lalande. This blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Merlot no Petit Verdot was included in the final blend exhibits a dense purple color as well as abundant aromas of chocolate, coffee, cedar, black currants, and a subtle touch of smoke, a rich, savory, fullbodied mouthfeel, plump, fleshy fruit, and a superb finish. This is a 21st century version of the brilliant 1996. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2030. One of the major disappointments in 2005 was Pichon Lalande, but the change in ownership, with the Roederer/Deutz champagne firm taking control in 2006, resulted in a very severe selection being instituted, only 41% of the production went into the grand vin” “This classic, backward, tannic St.-Julien is made in the style of the 1996 and 1986. The 2006 Ducru Beaucaillou (94/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #181 Feb. 2009) possesses a dense purple color along with a sweet perfume of graphite, black raspberries, cassis, licorice, and subtle toasty oak. Despite their prominent place in the wineís structure, the sweetness of the tannins and the full-bodied, muscular style suggest exceptional patience will be required. This is a big, substantial, meaty, masculine wine built for considerable longevity. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035.” S$1,000-1,500

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BURGUNDY

BURGUNDY from a Private Cellar 46 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Assorted Grand Echézeaux vintage 1983, 1992 and 1995 Grand Cru, Côtes de Nuits Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty paid in Singapore 3 bottles (1 bottle each vintage) Tasting Notes: “This wine (vintage 1995, 92/100 points Pierre Rovani, The Wine Advocate #118, Aug. 1998) is austere, masculine, backward and a dense. It offers superb black fruit flavors and a firm tannic backbone. Drink it between 2003 and 2012+.” “The Grands Echézeaux is velvety and forward, and given its quality, a good value for a Domaine de la Romanée-Conti wine.” The 1983 vintage (90/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Burgundy Book Jan. 90) for Domaine de la Romanée-Conti was a very tough year. First there was hail, then the advent of rot in August thanks to the tropical heat and humidity. When the harvest occurred, the domaine instructed its pickers to pick the grapes, not the grape bunches, by hand and to discard all of the rotten grapes. The results are splendidly concentrated, rich wines, but wines that are extremely expensive and need at least a decade of cellaring.” S$3,000-3,500

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47 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Echézeaux vintage 2002 Grand Cru, Côtes de Nuits 94/100 points Lisa Perotti-Brown, in Asia Jul. 2011 Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Geneva, Switzerland 6 bottles Tasting Note: “This wine needed a few minutes and some swirling before it began in blossom into a pretty floral and fruit perfume of lilacs, red cherries and crushed raspberries with a slightly wild, meaty / earthy undercurrent. Medium bodied, it really delivers in the mouth with elegant but intense flavors, crisp acid, medium-firm very fine-grained tannins and a long finish.” S$6,000-6,500 BURGUNDY from a Private Cellar 48 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Grand Echézeaux vintage 2007 Grand Cru, Côtes de Nuits 92/100 points David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate # 189 June 2010 Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 3 bottles in original wooden case S$2,800-3,200

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BURGUNDY from a private cellar 49 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée Conti vintage 1983 Grand Cru, Côtes de Nuits 1 bottle, good level, very stained label 92/100 points Robert Parker, Burgundy Book Jan. 1990 Lying in a private cellar duty free in Paris, France 1 bottle Tasting Note: “This is a sensational wine with a rich yet youthful fragrance, long, deep flavor, and plenty of body. The 1983 vintage for Domaine de la Romanée-Conti was a very tough year. First there was hail, then the advent of rot in August thanks to the tropical heat and humidity. When the harvest occurred, the domaine instructed its pickers to pick the grapes, not the grape bunches, by hand and to discard all of the rotten grapes. The results are splendidly concentrated, rich wines, but wines that are extremely expensive and need at least a decade of cellaring.” S$9,000-10,000

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BURGUNDY from a Private Cellar 50 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti vintage 2005 Grand Cru, Côtes de Nuits 99-100/100 points David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate #170 April 2007 Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty paid in Singapore 1 bottle Tasting Note: “There are more startling complexities in the 2005 Romanee-Conti than in any other wine here today, perhaps in the vintage. A stunning, high-toned and utterly unique perfume of pink grapefruit, blood orange, tangerine rind, vivid rose petal, musk, cinnamon, sage, and cassis seduces the olfactors in kaleidoscopic rotation. I hesitate to court sacrilege or ridicule with Germanic allusions but it is impossible not to imagine a great Pinot scented with Gewurztraminer and Scheurebe. On the palate, a pure, clean meatiness emerges, like butchering a meadow-fed lamb, bitter-sweet flowers flying forth in an inner-mouth profusion. Soy and black truffle lend a dark, savory note to the proceedings, leading the long finishing procession over a path strewn with rose petals. Fear not: despite its silken texture, there are abundant tannins woven into this amazing tapestry as well, and I am sure those lucky enough to own some can retain it as collateral, then leave it to their children, safe in the knowledge it has not decayed. Reverential drinking after a dozen or more years would, however, be my preference. Once the grapes in these fabled vineyards had reached a potential alcohol of 13%, reports Aubert de Villaine, he was ready to pick, because conditions had seldom been so conducive to perfect ripeness (including that of the stems). It was all done in a week, commencing with La Tache and Romanee Conti, and finishing on September 23 with Romanee-St.-Vivant (and Montrachet, on which I shall report at a future date). De Villaine intended to bottle in March or April by gravity in six-barrel lots, as has become general practice here over the past decade.” S$18,500-20,500 WWW.SPINK.COM

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51 Chambolle Musigny vintage 2003 Premier Cru, Côte de Nuits 93/100 points Pierre Rovani, The Wine Advocate #160 Aug. 2005 Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty paid in Singapore 6 bottles in original wooden case Tasting Note: “Produced from a 2.8 hectare (6.9 acre) parcel of vines less than 25 years old in the estateís considerable holdings in Musigny, the 2003 ChambolleMusigny 1er Cru displays black fruits and earth in its aromatics. Medium-bodied, sporting an extraordinarily silky texture, this angle-free beauty coats the palate with black cherries, blackberries, candied black raspberries, and spices galore. Supple, packed with fruit, and revealing an impressively long finish, it should be drunk over the next 9-10 years.” S$800-900

53 Domaine Leroy, Nuits-Saint-Georges les Allots vintage 1999 Premier Cru, Côte de Nuits

52 Domaine Méo-Camuzet, Assorted 1988 vintage Côte de Nuits

90/100 points Pierre Rovani, The Wine Advocate #136 Aug. 2001

Vosnes Romanée les Chaumes, Nuits-Saint-Georges aux Murgers, Corton, Clos de Vougeot

Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty paid in Singapore 3 bottles in good condition

Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty paid in Singapore 4 bottles, 1 bottle each in good condition

Tasting Notes: “The medium to dark ruby-colored 1999 Nuits-St.-Georges Aux Allots has a tight, muted nose. On the palate, this is a medium-bodied, rich, powerful offering that coats the taster’s mouth with concentrated layers of black fruits and fresh herbs whose flavors last throughout its outstandingly long and ripe finish. Projected maturity: 2003-2010.” S$1,300-1,600

Tasting Note: “1988 Firmness and Structure A vintage heralded as a great year by the press, which means that certain collectors have large stocks. Alas, it’s a rather harsh vintage which alas required a great deal of patience. These wines are now ready and will provide some fine tastings, even though some will always retain a slight hardness” Source: Domaine Méo-Camuzet website - latest update: June ‘13 S$1,500-1,800

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We are also very honoured to offer the following lots directly consigned by Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné. It is a fantastic opportunity to acquire some of their best wines in perfect condition and to be invited for a private visit at the domain. Of particular interest, the chance to secure a very large format of Hermitage La Chapelle vintage 2007 and a very special mixed case from the acclaimed vintage 2009. This is an offer from their three historic domains (Hermitage le Chevalier de Stérimberg, Hermitage la Petite Chapelle, Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert) and three new domains with 2009 being their first vintage (Condrieu, Chateauneuf du Pape and Côte Rotie – please refer to lot 58). For collector and white wine lovers, there is Hermitage La Chapelle white (please refer to lot 56 & 57). It is a nice story as Ms Caroline Frey, owner and wine maker relaunched the production with this specific vintage in 2006. It is the first vintage since 1961, only produced during great vintage in extremely small quantity (one barrel) and made of 100% Marsanne

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An epic, most masterful bottling, the Hermitage La Chapelle – prestige cuvée of the Rhône Valley’s mythical Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné – is a legendary wine most renowned for its 1961 vintage, which is famously classed amongst the 12 mythical wines of the 20 th Century. Each Hermitage La Chapelle encompasses a rare vinous beauty and elegance which Caroline Frey, owner and winemaker of Paul Jaboulet Aîné, seeks to capture in its most pure expression every vintage. Since helming her first vintage in 2007, Caroline’s precise attention to sustainable and natural viticulture throughout the Domaine’s 115 hectares of vineyards has yielded critical acclaim for her wines. Caroline’s long-term vision for the winery has also resulted in the purchase of vineyards in some of the most prestigious Northern and Southern Rhône appellations. And in a nod to one of Paul Jaboulet Aîné‘s finest traditions, Caroline re-launched the bottling of a Hermitage La Chapelle Blanc – last produced in 1961. Today, only one barrel of the wine is produced in the most excellent vintages; thus far only 2006, 2009 and 2010 have been released. The history of Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné began with the magical conjunction of a fertile land on a hillside by the Rhone and a family with a passion for winemaking. In 1834, when Antoine Jaboulet set up his business in Tain l’Hermitage with the aim of producing great wines, he saw his future profession as limited to cultivating the vineyards and maintaining the quality of the land. It was with this mindset that he quickly acquired his first vineyards on the Hermitage slopes and the Crozes Hermitage plains from which the winery’s famed Domaine de Thalabert wine is harvested. Under Caroline’s leadership our vineyards have earned Sustainable Farming status while our winegrowing is slowly but surely progressing towards biodynamic certification.


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RHONE VALLEY - A PRIVILEGED DIRECT ALLOCATION FROM PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ

54 Hermitage La Chapelle red vintage 2007

55 Hermitage La Chapelle red vintage 2007

90/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #193 February 2011

90/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #193 February 2011

Lying duty & tax free ex-cellar Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné 3 magnum in original case

Lying duty & tax free ex-cellar Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné 1 mathusalem (6 litres) in original case

Tasting Note: “The 2007 Hermitage La Chapelle is a pretty, dark ruby/plum-colored effort displaying aromas of camphor, loamy soil, pepper, herbs and red and black fruits. Medium to full-bodied, soft, round and expansive, it is an endearing Hermitage to enjoy over the next decade. The dramatic differences between the 2007 and 2009 are remarkable when these two wines are tasted side by side.” S$1,200-1,500

Tasting Note: “The 2007 Hermitage La Chapelle is a pretty, dark ruby/plum-colored effort displaying aromas of camphor, loamy soil, pepper, herbs and red and black fruits. Medium to full-bodied, soft, round and expansive, it is an endearing Hermitage to enjoy over the next decade. The dramatic differences between the 2007 and 2009 are remarkable when these two wines are tasted side by side.” S$1,650-1,950

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57 Hermitage La Chapelle white vintage 2006 93/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #197 Oct. 2011 Lying duty & tax free ex-cellar Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné 1 magnum in original case

56 Hermitage La Chapelle white vintage 2006 93/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #197 Oct. 2011 Lying duty free ex-cellar Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné 6 bottles in original case Tasting Note: “The rare 3,000-bottle cuvee of 100% Marsanne, the 2006 Hermitage La Chapelle blanc (the first vintage of this wine made since 1961) is a noble, complex white wine displaying notes of crushed rocks, flowers, quince, white currants, and white peaches. Very full-bodied with superb acidity and freshness, this is a stunning effort. They only make the white La Chapelle in the greatest vintages, and none was made in 2007.” S$1,200-1,400

Tasting Note: “The rare 3,000-bottle cuvee of 100% Marsanne, the 2006 Hermitage La Chapelle blanc (the first vintage of this wine made since 1961) is a noble, complex white wine displaying notes of crushed rocks, flowers, quince, white currants, and white peaches. Very full-bodied with superb acidity and freshness, this is a stunning effort. They only make the white La Chapelle in the greatest vintages, and none was made in 2007.” S$450-550

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58 Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné mixed case vintage 2009 Lying duty & tax free ex-cellar Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné 6 bottles in original case, one bottle each of: Condrieu Domaine des Grands Amandiers Hermitage le chevalier de Stérimberg Crozes-Hermitage Domaine Thalabert Hermitage La Petite Chapelle Côte Rotie Domaine des Pierrelles Chateauneuf du Pape Domaine de Terre ferme

Robert Parker WA #198 Dec 2011) is better than some of the Hermitage La Chapelles made in the last days of the Jaboulet administration. Its dense purple color is accompanied by aromas of meat, cassis, blackberries and camphor. The wine is supple, luscious, sexy and ideal for drinking over the next 10-15 years.

Tasting Notes: “A blend of two-thirds Marsanne and one-third Roussanne, the extraordinarily intense 2009 Hermitage Chevalier de Sterimberg (93/100 points Robert Parker WA #193 Feb 2011) offers up scents of buttered brioche, quince, apricot marmalade, white peach and flowers. Full-bodied and rich, with no hint of unctuously textured, thick, dry white can be enjoyed over the next two decades or more.

From the Côte Blonde, the 2009 Côte Rotie Domaine des Pierrelles(91+/100 points Robert Parker WA #198 Dec 2011) reveals classic notes of black olives, black raspberries, sweet cherries, meat and earth. Ripe and medium-bodied with sweet tannin, it comes across as structured and closed, so give it 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 10-15 years. It is unquestionably the finest Côte Rotie Jaboulet has produced since the 1960s.

The greatest Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert (95/100 points Robert Parker WA #198 Dec 2011) since the magnificent 1990 is the 2009. Jaboulet has nearly 100 acres in this appellation, and the 2009, which is bursting with potential, represents a great buy for Syrah lovers. Its dense purple color is followed by an explosive bouquet of blackberries, sweet cherries, licorice, Provencal olives, graphite and subtle smoke. Full-bodied with silky tannins as well as a terrific mouthfeel and palate penetration, this gorgeous offering should drink well for 15 or more years.

The 2009 Domaine de Terre Ferme Chateauneuf du Pape (93/100 points Robert Parker WA #197 Oct 2011) is the finest wine I have tasted from this estate in many years. Composed of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre cropped at low yields, it exhibits a deep plum/purple color as well as a striking bouquet of fresh figs, kirsch, black currants, licorice and subtle smoke. Full-bodied with terrific concentration and texture in addition to a long, heady, glycerin-filled finish, it can be drunk now and over the next 15+ years.” S$390-490

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59 Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné mixed vintage CrozesHermitage Domaine de Thalabert Lying duty & tax free ex-cellar Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné 6 bottles in original case, 2 bottles each vintage 1978, 1990 and 1991 Tasting Note: “The 1990 (92/100 points Robert Parker, Rhone Book Jan 1997) is an unqualified winner. My instincts suggest it will easily eclipse the 1978. The 1990 exhibits a huge, roasted Syrah nose and the massive power produced by the hot sun and drought of this vintage. It has also benefited from an unbelievably long 40-day maceration. The huge, smoky, superripe nose of herbs, coffee, and cassis is followed by a densely packed, authoritatively rich, nearly massive, surprisingly wellbalanced wine. Anticipated maturity: now-2005. Last tasted 12/95.” S$700-850

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NORTHERN RHONE from a Private Collector 61 E.Guigal Côte-Rotie vintage 1991 from Guigal’s single vineyard wines La Mouline, La Landonne and La Turque

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Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty paid in Singapore 3 bottles (1 bottle each of the above single vineyard wines) Tasting Notes: “The black/purple-colored 1991 La Mouline (100/100 points Robert Parker, Rhone Book Jan. 1997) appears to be a perfect wine in the making, with a staggering bouquet of violets, bacon fat, sweet cassis fruit, and toasty oak. The wine exhibits superb density. It is tasting even richer and more concentrated than it did during its first several years of life. With 8% Viognier in the blend and made from extremely low yields (only 400 cases produced), it is a phenomenal wine. I find it more seductive than the nearly perfect 1990. Anticipated maturity: now-2012. Last tasted 6/96.

60 RHONE VALLEY from Private Cellar 60 M Chapoutier Côte Rôtie La Mordorée vintage 1999 95/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #140 April 2002 Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 3 bottles

The 1991 La Landonne (99/100 points Robert Parker, Rhone Book Jan. 1997) will provide multimillionaires with plenty of pleasure over the next 20 years. They can also debate whether it or the perfect 1990 is the better wine. The 1991’s bouquet offers huge, smoky, new saddle leather, licorice, Asian spice, meaty, and cassis scents. Black in color, with layers of richness, huge body, massive extraction, and a phenomenal finish, it is another legend from Marcel Guigal. It will be the least precocious of the 1991s, needing until the turn of the century to open and develop; it should keep for 25-30 + years. Last tasted 6/96.

Tasting Note: “Chapoutier’s La Mordoree cuvee is produced from 75-80-year old Syrah vines planted in both the Côte Blonde and Côte Brune, aged in 100% new oak casks, and bottled with neither fining nor filtration. The 1999 Côte Rotie La Mordoree is the finest he has produced since the 1991 (two bottles drunk over the last six months confirm this fabulous wine’s potential as it is just now beginning to emerge from a cloak of tannin). The 1999 has closed down since its pre-bottling tasting. The color is an inky purple, and the wine is dense and powerful, with notes of smoky blackberries, creosote, and espresso. Concentrated flavors reveal high levels of tannin (surprising in view of last year’s report), and a rich, long, 45-second finish. This impressive 1999 will take longer to reach its plateau of drinkability than I thought last year. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2023.”

The 1991 La Turque (99/100 points Robert Parker, Rhone Book Jan. 1997) behaves as if it wants to be the northern Rhone’s answer to Richebourg and Musigny. However, with the exception of Domaine Leroy, you cannot find a Richebourg or Musigny with the richness and complexity possessed by this awesome wine. The saturated dark purple color is followed by a wine that is surprisingly lighter in the mouth than its great flavor intensity and rich extraction would suggest. It is a winemaking tour de force in that Guigal has been able to cram phenomenal levels of fruit, complexity, and richness into this velvety-textured wine without causing it to taste heavy. Anticipated maturity: 1998-2015. Last tasted 6/96.”

The Côte-Rotie vineyard is certainly one of the oldest in existence in the Rhône valley : Vienne wines were already highly reputed by Rome as far back as one century B.C. An old fondly, told legend, belonging to Côte-Rotie related the story of the seigneur de Maugiron who having two daughters, one blond and the other dark haired, bequeathed a hillside to each one of them. And thus were born the names of “Côte-Blonde” and “Côte-Brune.”

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AN EVENING OF EXCEPTIONAL WINES Parcel Domaine du Clos des Fées Côtes de Roussillon Village, La Petite Sibérie We are pleased to offer a rare parcel in different format from one of the finest wine in Roussillon. Journalist turned wine-maker, Hervé Bizeul is described as the ambitious “Wizard of the Roussillon”. “Lost in a desert of garrigues, bordered by walls of dry stones, Le Clos des Fées looks like a picture perfect postcard. The vines were planted with pickaxes, barely touching the layers of parent-limestone, in pockets of pure clay, zigzagging along impressive green oak trees. The stones were taken out of the vineyards one by one, by hand or pulled by a horse, then patiently and skilfully stacked by generations of wine growers from another era. They worked hard and long hours. The village elders claim that as far back as they can remember, the tortured looking vines were always considered "old". In the distance, the blue cliffs of Vingrau, almost shooting up vertically, have been around for far longer, whipped almost constantly by the winds from the Tramontane. At the foot of the Pyrenees the nearby Mediterranean Sea glistens. And if the fairies still gather and dance during the solstice, they do it here in this unique, different and mysterious place. La Petite Sibérie is produced in miniscule quantities from a single vineyard of fantastically old Grenache vines. It is the top cuvée. Unique parcel plot (2hectare 32ares 32centiares - 5.74 acres, half productive) of old bush vines of Grenache noir, located on the southern slope of a hillock facing East - West. Planted on a clay-limestone base, layers of shale and mica-schist, dark red in colour and exceptionally rich in iron. Extreme weather conditions: the plot is swept by icy North-West winds more than 200 days per year. Late pruning. Intensive work in the vineyards: buds and lateral shoots removal, bunch equalising, leaf-thinning. Perfect phenolic ripeness is aimed for, while preserving freshness and fruit. Hand-picked grapes are stored and transported in refrigerated trucks. 20 days of maceration with extraction through gentle daily cap-punching. De-vatting in new oak barrels. Aged on lees with no added sulfur until the end of malolactic fermentation. Regular topping-up with a blend of Mourvèdre/Syrah (5 to 7% depending on the vintage). Bottling without filtration. This impressive wine changes depending on the location and when it is tasted. It evolves in the glass over several hours and has an amazingly long finish with strong tannins and a memorable silkiness. Will improve for the next 10 years and can be cellared for 30 years.” Source: Clos des Fées website

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 - SINGAPORE 64 Domaine du Clos des Fées, La Petite Siberie vintage 2004 Côtes du Roussillon

ROUSSILLON - SOUTH OF FRANCE Fine wine from a Private Collector, rare parcel 62 Domaine du Clos des Fées, La Petite Siberie vintage 2004 Côtes du Roussillon

91/100 points David Schildknech, The Wine Advocate #173 Oct. 2007 Lying duty & tax free in a temperature-controlled cellar in Geneva, Switzerland. 3 magnum in original individual case From an allocation of the estate.

91/100 points David Schildknech, The Wine Advocate #173 Oct. 2007 Lying duty & tax free in a temperature-controlled cellar in Geneva, Switzerland. 6 bottles in original case From an allocation of the estate.

See Tasting Note from lot 62 S$2,100-2,500 65 Domaine du Clos des Fées, La Petite Siberie vintage 2004 Côtes du Roussillon

Tasting Note: “From overwhelmingly Grenache vines in a high mountain pass above Vingrau that suggested its name, the 2004 Côtes du Roussillon Villages La Petite Siberie surely represents the point at (or by) which Bizeul and his devoted wine-loving followers will have parted company with me. From its hugely ester-filled, borderline-volatile nose through its thickly-sweet and new-oaky palate presence, to its unctuous but (its name notwithstanding) decidedly warm finish, this is the very model of a modern major fruit bomb, about which I can’t help but wonder where it’s headed in the bottle and whether it will seem less over-the-top in a few years’ time. For all of this wine’s textural torpor and lavish ripeness, one can no more overlook its formidable underlying tannins than one can its 100% new oak. All that said, those sufficiently wealthy and well-placed to access this Siberian ticket will experience an amazing sheer intensity and length, as surreally sweet black fruit preserves mingle with tea, tar, and pencil lead. For me it least in its youthful state - “Little Siberia” proves hard labor after the second sip.” S$2,100-2,500

91/100 points David Schildknech, The Wine Advocate #173 Oct. 2007 Lying duty & tax free in a temperature-controlled cellar in Geneva, Switzerland. 3 magnum in original individual case From an allocation of the estate. See Tasting Note from lot 62 S$2,100-2,500 66 Domaine du Clos des Fées, La Petite Siberie vintage 2004 Côtes du Roussillon 91/100 points David Schildknech, The Wine Advocate #173 Oct. 2007

63 Domaine du Clos des Fées, La Petite Siberie vintage 2004 Côtes du Roussillon

Lying duty 7 tax free in a temperature-controlled cellar in Geneva, Switzerland. 1 jeroboam (3 litres) in original case From an allocation of the estate.

91/100 points David Schildknech, The Wine Advocate #173 Oct. 2007

See Tasting Note from lot 62

Lying duty & tax free in a temperature-controlled cellar in Geneva, Switzerland. 6 bottles in original case From an allocation of the estate.

67 Domaine du Clos des Fées, La Petite Siberie vintage 2004 Côtes du Roussillon

See Tasting Note from lot 62

91/100 points David Schildknech, The Wine Advocate #173 Oct. 2007

S$1,500-1,800

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Lying duty & tax free in a temperature-controlled cellar in Geneva, Switzerland. 1 jeroboam (3 litres) in original case From an allocation of the estate. See Tasting Note from lot 62 S$1,500-1,800

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AN EVENING OF EXCEPTIONAL WINES 68 Domaine du Clos des Fées, La Petite Siberie vintage 2005 Côtes du Roussillon

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90/100 points David Schildknech, The Wine Advocate #183 June 2009

90/100 points David Schildknech, The Wine Advocate #183 June 2009

Lying duty & tax free in a temperature-controlled cellar in Geneva, Switzerland. 6 bottles in original case From an allocation of the estate.

Lying duty & tax free in a temperature-controlled cellar in Geneva, Switzerland. 3 magnum in original individual case From an allocation of the estate

Tasting Note: “Bizeul’s 2005 Côtes du Roussillon Villages La Petite Siberie may have been showing an extreme side of its vintage when I tasted it, or perhaps the effects of its virtual tectonic plates of tannin beginning to assert their presence. Hugely intense candied and liqueur-like black cherry, black raspberry and cassis are laced with coconut, vanilla, licorice, and resin, not only from the new wood, but no doubt, too, from the grapes’ sheer, exotic ripeness. But there is an almost brutal undertow of tannin here and in the bitter-sweet, oily, medicinal intensity of the wine’s finish, I have the feeling of being caught in a vortex and sucked into darkness. That said, I would love to have been able to sit with this wine longer, or revisit it overnight, but a relentless schedule precluded that approach.

See Tasting Note from lot 68

Herve Bizeul practices a ruthlessly controlled viticultural regimen focused on some 130 parcels of selection massale vines in the dramatically rocky, yet clay-permeated limestone environment north of Vingrau, and his pursuit of concentration and purity continues with meticulous selectivity of plots and lots (much of the crop is sold off each year) as well as of clusters and berries. Add to this a fruit-pampering vinification, and the result is wines that have turned heads every bit as much as does the local scenery and brought Bizeul well-deserved recognition as a beacon of Roussillon quality. He is so convinced of the fit between traditional goblet training and the local climate, that he is even head-pruning his young vines of Cabernet Franc, whose profusely floral, chocolaty-rich, yet refined inaugural 2008 vintage will, rest assured, be unlike any other wine from this grape that you have ever tasted. Bizeul is another of those denizens of Roussillon and the Languedoc to have imagined and now perfected a uniquely delicious style of white wine.” S$2,100-2,500

See Tasting Note from lot 68

69 Domaine du Clos des Fées, La Petite Siberie vintage 2005 Côtes du Roussillon 90/100 points David Schildknech, The Wine Advocate #183 June 2009 Lying duty & tax free in a temperature-controlled cellar in Geneva, Switzerland. 6 bottles in original case From an allocation of the estate

S$2,100-2,500 71 Domaine du Clos des Fées, La Petite Siberie vintage 2005 Côtes du Roussillon 90/100 points David Schildknech, The Wine Advocate #183 June 2009 Lying duty & tax free in a temperature-controlled cellar in Geneva, Switzerland. 3 magnum in original individual case From an allocation of the estate S$2,100-2,500 72 Domaine du Clos des Fées, La Petite Siberie vintage 2005 Côtes du Roussillon 90/100 points David Schildknech, The Wine Advocate #183 June 2009 Lying duty & tax free in a temperature-controlled cellar in Geneva, Switzerland. 1 jeroboam (3 litres) in original case From an allocation of the estate See Tasting Note from lot 68 S$1,500-1,800 73 Domaine du Clos des Fées, La Petite Siberie vintage 2005 Côtes du Roussillon 90/100 points David Schildknech, The Wine Advocate #183 June 2009 Lying duty & tax free in a temperature-controlled cellar in Geneva, Switzerland. 1 jeroboam (3 litres) in original case From an allocation of the estate See Tasting Note from lot 68

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CHAMPAGNE CHAMPAGNE from a Private Cellar 74 Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 1990 Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Champagnes, unlike most champagnes, are made from grapes of a single exceptional year. Each Grand Vintage is unique, since 1842, the House has released 69 vintage champagnes. The 1990 vintage is the House’s 60th vintage, an exceptional wine and one of the 20th century’s finest vintages. Assemblage: Pinot Noir 50%, Chardonnay 40%, Pinot Meunier 10% Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 2 bottles S$650-850

77 Moët & Chandon Dom Pérignon vintage 1988

75 Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 1995 The House’s 63rd vintage, Grand Vintage Collection 1995 is reputed for its exceptional balance of maturity and freshness.

93/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate # 96 Dec. 1994 Lying in temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 1 bottle in gift box S$500-600

Assemblage: Pinot Noir 50%, Chardonnay 40%, Pinot Meunier 10% Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 4 bottles S$650-850

78 Moët & Chandon Dom Pérignon vintage 2000 94/100 points Antonio Galloni In the Cellar March 2009

CHAMPAGNE from a Private Cellar

Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 1 bottle in gift box S$180-200

76 Moët & Chandon Dom Pérignon vintage 1985 96/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate # 96 Dec. 1994

79 Krug Brut vintage 1995

Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 1 bottle in gift box S$380-400

94/100 points Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate # 192 Dec. 2010 Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 6 bottles Tasting Note: “I have a preference for the 1995 Brut Vintage, as it shows quite a bit more freshness and verve than the 1998. Mint, dried flowers, truffles and bright fruit are some of the nuances that flow from this precise, focused Champagne. The vibrant, refreshing finish makes it impossible to resist a second taste. Among recent vintages, the 1996 has rightly received a ton of attention here, while the 1995 is likely to remain an insider’s wine that is available at more favorable pricing.” S$1,800-1,900 53


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80 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill vintage 1996 95/100 points Antonio Galloni, In the Cellar March 2009 Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 6 bottles Tasting Note: “The 1996 Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill is an immensely rewarding, complete Champagne that is drinking well today but that also has the potential to continue to improve in bottle. Nothing in particular stands out here, but as is often the case with this cuvee, I am struck by the wine’s awesome balance and supreme harmony. Simply put, this is a strikingly beautiful wine from Pol Roger.” S$1,600-1,800

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AMERICAN AND ITALIAN WINE

FINE ITALIAN wine from a Private Cellar 82 San Felice Campogiovanni Il Quercione Brunello di Montalcino Reserva vintage 1997 Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 4 bottles in original wooden case S$1,000-1,200 83 Masi Mazzano, Amarone Classico vintage 1995 DOCG

della

Valpolicella

Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 4 bottles in original wooden case S$1,400-1,600

NAPA VALLEY USA wine from a Private Cellar 81 Assortment Dominus Estate 4 bottles vintage 1990 and 2 bottles vintage 1987

84 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Massetto vintage 2002 Toscana IGT

95/100 points Vintage 1990, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Feb. 1997

95+/100 points Antonio in the cellar Nov. 2011

Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 6 bottles in original wooden case

Lying in a temperarature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Hong-Kong 4 bottles in original wooden case

Tasting Note: “In a blind tasting, both the 1990 and 1991 wines were identified as being French by all eight tasters. I pulled these wines from my cellar to insert as ringers, so I was particularly miffed at not getting their origin correct. In retrospect, I suppose I was somewhat surprised by just how great the 1990 performed in comparison with the profound 1991. I mistakenly thought the 1990 was a Medoc, with its cedary, spicy, tobacco, blackcurrant-scented nose, sweet, full-bodied flavors, high tannin, and low acidity. It is a superb Dominus that may be just beginning to close down. Rich and powerful, it is capable of lasting for 20+ years.” S$1,600-1,800

Tasting Note: “The 2002 is another eye-opening wine. The year is mostly remembered for its cool, wet summer and a number of dilute, uninteresting wines. Not here. The 2002 Masseto will go down as one of the handful of truly great wines made that year. I imagine in ten or twenty years it will be fascinating to taste alongside Mianiís Merlot, Solderaís Brunello Riserva and Conternoís Monfortino. There is no question the wine is in that league. Today the 2002 remains a baby, with tons of depth in its dark fruit. Hints of rose petal and spice develop in the glass, adding further complexity. There is plenty of structure underneath, suggesting the 2002 will be a very long-lived wine. Today, it is a knock-out. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022.” S$2,500-3,000 55


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AUSTRALIAN WINE

FINE AUSTRALIAN wine from a Private Collector 85 James Irvine Grand Merlot vintage 1998 Eden Valley, South Australia 90/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #143 Oct. 2002 Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar, duty paid in Singapore 12 bottles in original case of 6 Tasting Note: “Irvine’s top cuvee, the 1998 Grand Merlot, is produced from exceptionally ripe fruit, and is aged in new French oak for 30 months prior to bottling. While it appears to possess 10-15 years of aging potential, a vertical tasting last year proved otherwise. This cuvee is at its best during its first 4-5 years of life, and then, for reasons that perplex me, seems to lose it. Nevertheless, it is super-impressive young - flamboyant, exotic, and kinky, with copious quantities of super-rich black cherry fruit infused with toasty new oak, and loads of lavishly rich coffee, espresso, and chocolatey notes. Not recommended for those seeking restraint or European-styled elegance, this is an in-your-face, New World Merlot to drink over the next 5-6 years.” S$1,100-1,200

86 James Irvine Grand Merlot vintage 1998 Eden Valley, South Australia 90/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #143 Oct. 2002 Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar, duty paid in Singapore 12 bottles in original case of 6 S$1,100-1,200

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87 James Irvine Grand Merlot vintage 1998 Eden Valley, South Australia 90/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #143 Oct. 2002 Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar, duty paid in Singapore 12 bottles in original case of 6 S$1,100-1,200

88 Howard Park Cabernet Merlot vintage 1997 Western Australia 87/100 points James Haliday Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar, duty paid in Singapore 12 bottles in original wooden case S$850-950 57


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90 Howard Park Cabernet Merlot vintage 1997 Western Australia Australia 87/100 points James Haliday Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar, duty paid in Singapore 12 bottles in original wooden case S$850-950

89 Howard Park Cabernet Merlot vintage 1997 Western Australia Australia

91 Howard Park Cabernet Merlot vintage 1998 Western Australia

87/100 points James Haliday Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar, duty paid in Singapore 12 bottles in original wooden case S$850-950

94/100 points James Haliday Lying in a temperature-controlled cellar, duty paid in Singapore 12 bottles in original wooden case Tasting Note: “Medium to full red-purple, sweet berry fruit and sweet, spicy French oak support a bouquet showing good ripeness and no volatile acidity problem whatsoever. The palate confirms the convincing return to form, notwithstanding the challenges of the growing season. The wine has a seductive structure, and soft, persistent tannins.� S$900-1,000

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92 Howard Park Cabernet Merlot vintage 1998 Western Australia 94/100 points James Haliday Lying in a temperaturecontrolled cellar, duty paid in Singapore 24 bottles in original wooden case of 12 Tasting Note: “Medium to full red-purple, sweet berry fruit and sweet, spicy French oak support a bouquet showing good ripeness and no volatile acidity problem whatsoever. The palate confirms the convincing return to form, notwithstanding the challenges of the growing season. The wine has a seductive structure, and soft, persistent tannins.” S$1,800-2,000

93 Howard Park Cabernet Merlot vintage 1999 Western Australia 96/100 points James Haliday Lying in a temperaturecontrolled cellar, duty paid in Singapore 12 bottles in original wooden case of 12 Tasting Note: “From the wonderful 1999 vintage; 49% Great Southern Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Margaret River Merlot and 27% Pemberton Merlots; 2 years in French oak. Rich, sweet crushed berry aromas and excellent oak lead into a palate bounding with red fruits, supported by convincing oak and tannin inputs.” S$900-1,000

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Rare Australian wine from a Private Collector 94 Greenock Creek Wines - Unique parcel of 103 bottles, from 8 different wines Greenock Creek Roennfeldt Road Cabernet Sauvignon vintage 2001 Greenock Creek Roennfeldt Road Shiraz vintage 2001 Greenock Creek Cornestone Grenache vintage 2005 Greenock Creek Alice’s Shiraz vintage 2004 Greenock Creek Apricot Block Shiraz vintage 2004 Greenock Creek Creek Block Shiraz vintage 2004 Greenock Creek Seven Acre Shiraz vintage 2004 Greenock Creek Cabernet Sauvignon vintage 2004 All the bottles are in perfect condition Lying in bond, in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Singapore Greenock Creek was established in 1978, Greenock Creek is a boutique Barossa Valley winery located in Seppeltsfield, South Australia with a production level of only 2,500 cases per year. Owned by Michael and Annabel Waugh, Greenock Creek wines are fashioned from old, low-yielding vineyards and have accumulated quite a reputation. Tasting Note: “The 2004 Shiraz “Creek Block” is near otherworldly. It was sourced from a 66-year-old vineyard with yields of 1.0 tons per acre and aged for 28 months in used American oak. It delivers a super-fragrant nose of smoked meat, bacon, violets, an earthy/truffle element, blackberry and blueberry muffin. This leads to a full-bodied, voluptuous wine with gobs of spicy, complex blue and black fruit flavors, great balance, and a finish that just won’t quit. This loaded wine can be enjoyed now but will drink well for another 15-20 years.” The Wine Advocate #173 Oct 2007 rated 99/100 points S$13,000-15,000

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95 Craneford John Zilm Petit Verdot vintage 2003 Barossa Valley, South Australia All the magnum are in perfect condition

96 Craneford John Zilm Merlot vintage 2003 Barossa Valley, South Australia All the magnum are in perfect condition

Lying in bond, duty free in a temperature-controlled cellar in Singapore 12 magnum in original case S$1,300-1,400

Lying in bond, duty free in a temperature-controlled cellar in Singapore 12 magnum in original case S$1,800-2,000

97 Henry’s Drive Reserve Shiraz vintage 2003 Padthaway, South Australia All the bottles are in perfect condition 95/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate October 2005 Lying in bond, duty free, in a temperature-controlled cellar in Singapore 6 bottles in original wooden case Tasting Note: “The 2003 Shiraz Reserve, which I assume is made from the richest barrels, has all the same characteristics of the regular botttling, with more weight, opulence, and persistence. The 16% alcohol is beautifuy concealed by its prodigious concentration. Readers who love the extroverted personalities of these wild and crazy Australian reds should drink it over the next 10 - 20 years.” S$550-650

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98 Unique parcel of Clarendon Hills vintage 2004 South Australia 6 bottles each from 14 different single vineyard Clarendon Hills Astralis Syrah Clarendon Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Hickinbotham Clarendon Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Brookman Clarendon Hills Cabernet Sandown Vineyard Clarendon Hills Grenache Old Vines Blewitt Springs Clarendon Hills Old Vines Clarendon Hill Clarendon Hills Grenache Old Vines Hickinbotham Clarendon Hills Grenache Old Vines Kangarilla Vineyard Clarendon Hills Grenache Old Vines Romas Vineyard Clarendon Hills Merlot Brookman Vineyard Clarendon Hills Syrah Brookman Vineyard Clarendon Hills Syrah Hickinbotham Vineyard Clarendon Hills Syrah Liandra Vineyard Clarendon Hills Syrah Moritz Vineyard

fashioned from vines planted in 1920, and spends time in 100% new French oak from the cooper, Cadus. It boasts off the charts intensity as well as an opaque purple color, and notes of spring flowers, blueberries, blackberries, roasted coffee beans, pepper, smoke, and a hint of sweet toasty oak. This full-bodied, rich, intense, backward Syrah needs 2-3+ hours in the decanter if one is going to approach it at this point in its life. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2040, 98/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #167 Oct. 2006.”

Lying in bond in a temperature-controlled cellar duty & tax free in Singapore 84 bottles in perfect condition Clarendon Hills is owned and run by Roman Bratasiuk, a Ukranian who arrived in Australia with his parents in 1950. The winery is situated 25 miles south of Adelaide, and is surrounded by vineyards largely populated by old bush vines. Clarendon Hills is best known for Rhone varieties, with Grenache perhaps leading the way for all Australia. The Shiraz wines are also very successful, but there are also very good Cabernet, Merlot and even Pinot noir. The estate’s flagship wine is Astralis, from the vineyard of the same name, a Shiraz cuvee of limited production, prices for which are sky-high. Tasting Note: “One of Australia’s most prodigious Syrahs, Clarendon Hills’ 2004 Syrah Astralis is WWW.SPINK.COM

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99 Haan Willhelmus Prestige vintage 2003 Barossa Valley, South Australia All the magnum are in perfect condition Awarded 94/100 points in Robert Parker Wine Review in 2005 Awarded a five star rating (95/100 points) in Jame Halliday’s 2007 Wine Companion Lying in bond, duty free in a temperature-controlled cellar in Singapore 12 magnum in original case 101 Haan Shiraz Prestige vintage 2003 Barossa Valley, South Australia

PHILOSOPHY This wine is based on the old wine saying that ‘the blend is greater than any of its part’. Using five classic varities adds even greater complexity and potentail to age superbly. Grapes Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 47%, Merlot 18%, Cabernet Franc 16%, Malbec 11%, Petit Verdot 8% S$2,400-2,800

Lying in bond, duty free in a temperature-controlled cellar in Singapore 6 magnum in original case S$1,500-1,800

100 Haan Merlot Prestige vintage 2003 Barossa Valley, South Australia

102 Haan Shiraz Prestige vintage 2003 Barossa Valley, South Australia

89-91/100 points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #161 Oct. 2005

Lying in bond, duty free in a temperature-controlled cellar in Singapore 6 magnum in original case S$1,500-1,800

Lying in bond, duty & tax free in a temperaturecontrolled cellar in Singapore 12 magnum in original case S$2,500-3,000

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HF IN BN VTS TS HS MS LMS LS

Levels for Bordeaux Bottles HF – High Fill The standard level for young wines or older bottles recorked at the Chateau. IN – Into Neck Perfect level for a wine of any age. Indicates very good storage conditions. Outstanding level for a wine 10 years of age or older. BN – Base of Neck Good level for a wine of any age. For wines 10 years of age or older, indicates perfect storage conditions. VTS – Very Top Shoulder Acceptable level for red Bordeaux wines around 20 years old. TS – Top Shoulder Normal for any claret 15 years old or older. HS – High Shoulder Acceptable for wine over 25 years old. Good for wine over 40 years old. MS – Mid Shoulder Not unusual for wines over 40 years old. Could indicate early signs of cork failure. LMS – Low-Mid-Shoulder Usually indicates deterioration of the cork. LS – Low Shoulder May indicate poor storage condition and possibly an undrinkable wine. Levels for Burgundy Bottles The shape of Burgundy bottles does not allow for a level rating system based on the shoulder of the bottle; levels are described in terms of centimeters below the cork. Generally, Burgundy bottles with a fill level of 2.5cm or above are considered normal for wines younger than 10 years of age. Wines more than 15 years old of age with fill levels of between 4cm and 6cm are generally considered to be sound provenance, though consideration should be given to the clarity and colour of the wine in the bottle, as well as the condition of the cork. Burgundy bottles with fill levels lower than 6cm may be at risk of being damaged or undrinkable. < 2cm considered an excellent fill for any age. < 3cm a perfectly normal fill for wines 10 years of age and older. It is an excellent fill level for wines 25 years of age or older < 4cm considered a normal fill for wines more than 20 years of age and excellent for wine more than 35 years of age. On the other hand, it should be the cause for concern in wines 15 years and younger. < 5cm not uncommon in older wines of 30 years and more. At this level, some oxidation is likely to have occurred and the remaining wine may be fragile at best and not enjoyable at worst. < 6cm a poor fill level for any wine and not recommended for purchase unless extremely rare. WWW.SPINK.COM

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WRITTEN BIDS FORM This form should be sent or faxed to the Spink auction office in advance of the sale. References for new clients should be supplied in good time to be taken up before the sale. Bids received later than one hour before the start of the sale may not be processed.

69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4ET tel: +44 (0)20 7563 4034 fax: +44 (0)20 7563 4037 email: auctionteam@spink.com (available until 19 September) AN EVENING OF EXCEPTIONAL WINES

Spink (Asia) Ptd. Ltd 360 Orchard Road, # 06-03A International Building, NAME ______________________________________________________ Singapore 238869 tel: + (65) 6339 8801 fax: + (65) 6339 0788 ADDRESS ____________________________________________________ (available until 19 September) Sale Location: The Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Road, ____________________________________________________________ Singapore 238883 tel: + (65) 6730 7492 fax: + (65) 6730 7491 POSTCODE ___________________________________________________ (available from 19 September) ____________________________________________________________

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I request Spink, without legal obligations of any kind on its part, to bid on the following Lots up to the price given below. I understand that if my bid is successful the Purchase Price will be the sum of the final bid and Buyer’s premium as a percentage of the final bid as well as any GST chargeable. The Rate of Premium is 22% of the final hammer price of each lot. All bids shall be treated as offers made on the Terms and Conditions for Buyers printed in the catalogue. I also understand that Spink provides the service of executing bids on behalf of clients for the convenience of clients and that Spink will not be held responsible for failing to execute bids. If identical commission bids are received for the same Lot, the commission bid received first by Spink will take precedence. Please note that you will not be notified if there are higher written bids received. If you require such notification then this is available on bids made via Spink live bidding service.

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BIDDING INCREMENTS Bidding generally opens below the low estimate and advances in the following order although the auctioneer may vary the bidding increments during the course of the auction. The normal bidding increments are: Up to S$100 S$100-S$300 S$300-S$600 S$600-S$1000

by S$5 by S$10 S$320 - 350 - 380 - 400 etc by S$50

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by S$100 S$3,200 - 3,500 - 3,800 - 4,000 by S$500 Auctioneer’s Discretion

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CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd and Buyer hereby agree to the following Terms and Conditions for auctions conducted by Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd. 1 The Buyer The highest bidder shall be the Buyer at the ‘hammer price’ and any dispute shall be settled at the auctioneer’s absolute discretion. Every bidder shall be deemed to act as principal unless there is in force a written acknowledgement by Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd that he/she acts as agent on behalf of a named principal. 2 The Premium The buyer shall pay to Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd a premium of 22% of the hammer price on all lots. 3 Bidder Registration Bidding is strictly by paddle only. All floor bidders are requested to register prior to bidding. You must complete and sign a registration form and provide an identification before making a bid at auction. Please be aware that we usually require buyers to undergo a credit check. 4 Payment After a lot is sold the Buyer must pay to Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd the ‘total amount due’ within seven days after the date of the sale. Any payments by a Buyer to Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd may be applied by Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd towards any sums owing from that Buyer to Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd on any account whatever without regard to any directions of the buyer or his agent, whether expressed or implied. 5 Ownership The ownership of the lot purchased shall not pass to the buyer until he has made payment in full to Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd of the ‘total amount due’. 6 Collection of Purchases (a) The Buyer shall at his own expense take away the lot purchased not later than 7 working days after the day of the auction but not before payment to Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd of the ‘total amount due’. (b) The buyer shall be responsible for any removal, storage and insurance charges on any lot not taken away within 8 working days after the day of the auction. Please refer to the table explaining additional costs depending on where lots are lying. 7 Buyers responsibilities for lots purchased The buyer will be responsible for loss or damage to lots purchased from the time of collection or the expiry of 7 working days after the day of the auction, whichever is the sooner, and neither Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd nor its respective staff or agents shall thereafter be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind, whether caused by negligence or otherwise, while any lot is in their custody

or under their control. It is the responsibility of the Buyer to be aware of any Import Duties that may be incurred upon importation to the final destination. Spink will not accept return of any package in order to avoid these duties. The onus is also on the Buyer to be aware of any Customs import restrictions that prohibit the importation of certain collectibles. Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd will not accept return of the Lot(s) under these circumstances. Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd will not accept responsibility for lots seized or destroyed by Customs. If the Buyer requires delivery of the lot to an address other than the invoice address this will be carried out at the discretion of Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd. 8 Remedies for non-payment or failure to collect purchases If any lot is not paid for in full and taken away in accordance with Conditions 4, 6 and 7 or if there is any other breach of either of those Conditions, Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd as agent of the Seller shall, at its absolute discretion and without prejudice to any other rights they may have, be entitled to exercise one or more of the following rights and remedies: (a) to proceed against the Buyer for damages for breach of contract; (b) to rescind the sale of that or any other lots sold to the defaulting buyer at the same or any other auction; (c) to re-sell the lot or cause it to be re-sold by public auction or private sale and the defaulting Buyer shall pay to Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd any resulting deficiency in the ‘total amount due (after deduction of any part payment and addition of re-sale costs) and any surplus shall belong to the Seller; (d) to remove, store and insure the lot at the expense of the defaulting Buyer and, in the case of storage, either at Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd or elsewhere; (e) to charge interest at a rate of 2% per month on the ‘total amount due’ to the extent it remains unpaid for more than 7 working days after the day of the auction; (f) to retain that or any other lot sold to the same Buyer at the same or any other auction and release it only after payment of the ‘total amount due; (g) to reject or ignore any bids made by or on behalf of the defaulting Buyer at any future auctions or obtain a deposit before accepting any bids in future; (h) to apply any proceeds of sale then due or at any time thereafter becoming due to the defaulting Buyer towards settlement of the ‘total amount due’ and to exercise a lien on any property of the defaulting Buyer which is in Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd’s possession for any purpose.


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9 Liability of Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd and Sellers All goods are sold “AS IS”. Illustrations in catalogues are for identification only. Buyers should satisfy themselves prior to the sale as to the conditions of each lot and should exercise and rely on their own judgment as to whether the lot accords with its description. 10 Unsold Lots Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd reserves the right to charge commission up to one-half of the ‘stated rates’ calculated on the ‘reserve price’ and in addition ‘expenses’ in respect of any unsold lots. 11 Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd sells as agent for the seller and as such is not responsible for any default by Seller or Buyer. 12 Any representation or statement by Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd in any catalogue as to authorship, attribution, genuineness, origin, date, age, provenance, condition or estimated selling price is a statement of opinion only. Every person interested should exercise and rely on his own judgment as to such matters and neither Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd nor its respective staff or agents are responsible for the correctness of such opinions. 13 While the interests of prospective Buyers are best served by attendance at the auction, Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd will, if so instructed, execute bids on their behalf, neither Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd nor its respective staff or agents being responsible for any neglect or default in doing so or for failing to do so. 14 Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd shall have the right at its discretion to refuse admission to its premises or attendance at its auctions to any person. 15 Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd has absolute discretion without giving any reason to refuse any bid, to divide any lot to combine any two or more lots, to withdraw any lot from the auction and in case of dispute to put up any lot for auction again. 16 (a) Any indemnity under these Conditions shall extend to all actions, proceedings, costs, expenses, claims and demands whatever incurred or suffered by the person entitled to the benefit of the indemnity.

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(b) Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd declares itself to be trustees for its respective relevant staff and agents of the benefit of every indemnity under these Conditions to the extent that such indemnity is expressed to be for the benefit of its staff and agents. 17 Any notice by Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd to a seller, consignor, prospective bidder or buyer may be given by pre-paid mail in Singapore or airmail outside Singapore and if so given shall be deemed to have been duly received by the addressee one week after posting. 18 These Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Singapore law. All transactions to which these Conditions apply and all matters connected therewith shall also be governed by Singapore law. Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd hereby submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Singapore courts and all other parties concerned hereby submit to the nonexclusive jurisdiction of the Singapore courts. 19 In these Conditions of business:(a) ‘catalogue’ includes any advertisement, brochure, estimate, price list and other publication; (b) ‘hammer price’ means the price at which a lot is knocked down by the auctioneer to the Buyer; (c) ‘total amount due’ means the ‘hammer price’ in respect of the lot sold together with any premium and GST, and additional charges and expenses due from a defaulting buyer in Singapore dollars; (d) ‘sale proceeds’ means the net amount due to the seller being the ‘hammer price’ of the lot sold less commission at the ‘stated rates and ‘expenses’ and any other amounts due to Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd by the seller in whatever capacity and howsoever arising; (e) ‘expenses’ in relation to the sale of any lot means Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd charges and expenses for insurance, illustrations, special advertising, packing and freight of that lot. 20 The headings in these Conditions do not form part of the Conditions but are for convenience only.


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NOTICE Bids If instructed, Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd will execute bids, and advise the intending purchaser. Lots will always be bought as cheaply as is allowed by such other bids or reserves as are on Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd’ books. Bids may be placed in writing before the commencement of the sale by giving to Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd a bid form for the lot, duly filled in with the name, contact phone number(s), full address of the Buyer, number of the lot, and amount of the bid in Singapore dollars. All bids when placed by telephone are accepted only at the buyer’s risk, and must be confirmed to Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd in writing, or by facsimile, before the sale.

Carriage / Insurance / Collection Wines that are lying in Singapore at the time of the auction can be collected from the Spink (Asia) )Pte Ltd office if instructions have been received. The purchases can also be exported out of Singapore at the Buyer’s expense. Wines that are lying outside of Singapore at the time of the auction can be exported to a local address or a foreign address at the Buyer’s expense. Buyer’s should insure their purchase. Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd shall not be held responsible for any damage occurred during transportation. Currency Converter

In order to avoid delay in clearing purchases, Buyers unknown to Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd are advised to make arrangements before the sale for payment or for references to be supplied. If such arrangements are not made, checks will be cleared before purchases are delivered.

A currency converter will be operated at our auctions but only for the guidance of bidders. All foreign currency amounts displayed are approximations based on recent exchange rate information and may not be relied upon to calculate any invoices or statements. Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd assumes no responsibility for any error or omission in foreign or Singapore currency amounts shown.

Purchase by Non-Residents

THE SALE WILL BE SINGAPORE DOLLARS

Clearance of Purchases

Purchases made by non-residents in Singapore may be exported on the instructions of the Buyer at his expense. Shipping instructions may be given upon payment to Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd. Please refer to the chart explaining additional costs depending on where lots are lying. GST (Goods and Services Tax) If delivery of wine is taken in Singapore, GST is payable by the Buyer on the hammer price & the buyer’s premium on wines that are lying in Singapore If delivery of wine is taken outside of Singapore, GST is not payable by the Buyer on the hammer price & the buyer’s premium on wine lying in Singapore or outside of Singapore at the time of the auction. However, Buyers are responsible for any goods & services tax for any wine exported out of Singapore or lying tax free in their country of origin. DUTY If delivery of wine is taken in Singapore no duty is payable on wine lying in Singapore at the time of the auction. Duty is payable by the Buyer on wines lying outside of Singapore at the time of the auction If the delivery of wine is taken outside of Singapore, the Buyer is responsible for the duty levied in his/her home country

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GUIDE FOR ABSENTEE BIDDERS ABSENTEE BIDS If you are unable to attend an auction in person, and wish to place bids, you may consider instructing Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd Bid Department to bid on your behalf. Upon receiving your written instructions, our representative will make every effort possible to try to acquire the lot(s) of your choice at the lowest price possible, and never to exceed the top limit you indicate. This service is complimentary and with strict confidence. Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd offer this value-added service as a convenience to our clients who are unable to attend the auction, however, Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd will not be held responsible for error, omission or failure to execute bids. PLACING ABSENTEE BIDS To place bids, please use the absentee bid form provided in the catalogue. Be sure to accurately record the lot number(s) and the top price you are willing to pay for each lot. “Buy” bids will not be accepted. Always indicate a “top limit” - the amount to which you would bid if you were attending the auction yourself. Alternative bids should be indicated by using the word “OR” between lot numbers. If your bid on an early lot is successful, we will not continue to bid on other lots for you. Or, if your early bids are unsuccessful, we will continue to execute bids for alternative lots until a bid is successful. Bids must always be placed in the same


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order as the lot numbers appear in the catalogue. Each absentee bid form should contain bids for one auction only; the auction code number should be stated on the form. Please place your bids as early as possible. In the event of identical bids, the earliest received will take precedence. TELEPHONE BIDS Bids may be placed by telephone, but are accepted subject to Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd’ discretion and are at caller’s risk. At the sole discretion of Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd, telephone bids may be recorded. By bidding on the telephone, prospective purchasers consent thereto. BUYER’S PREMIUM The “top limit” you indicate on your bid form is for the hammer price only. A 22% buyer’s premium will be added to the successful bid price for each lot you buy and is payable by you. ON-LINE BIDDING We offer internet services as a convenience to our clients. We will not be responsible for errors or failures to execute bids placed on the internet, including, without limitation, errors or failures caused by a loss of internet connection by either party for whatever reason; a breakdown or problems with the online bidding software and/or a breakdown or problems with your internet connection, computer or system. Execution of on-line internet bids is a free service undertaken subject to other commitments at the time of the auction and we do not accept liability for failing to execute an online internet bid or for errors or omissions in connection with this activity.

BIDDING INCREMENTS (in Singapore dollars) 500 - 1,000

50

1,000 - 3,000

100

3,000 - 6,000

200 or 300

6,000 - 20,000

500

20,000 and above

at auctioneer’s discretion

SUCCESSFUL BIDS Successful bidders will be notified and invoiced within a few days of the auction.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAYMENT BY WIRE TRANSFER Account Name: Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd DBS current Account number: 033-900633-5 Bank Code: 7171 Branch Code: 033 Bank Address: 6 Shenton Way DBS Building Singapore 068809 Swift code: DBSSSGSG

FOR MORE INFORMATION To place telephone bids, or for further information, please call our Administrator Gary Tan at +65 6339 8801 or email singapore@spink.com.

Location of the Cellar

Collection in Singapore

Collection in Hong-Kong

Collection outside of Singapore or Hong-Kong

Singapore wine duty & tax free (in bond)

Collection from Spink Office GST is payable on hammer price & buyer's premium

Collection from Spink Office Shipping is payable GST is NOT payable on hammer price & buyer' s premium

Shipping is payable Local Goods & Services tax and duty if any are payable GST is NOT payable on hammer price & buyer's premium

Singapore wine duty paid

Collection from Spink Office GST is payable on hammer price & buyer's premium

Collection from Spink Office Shipping is payable GST is NOT payable on hammer price & buyer' s premium

Shipping is payable Local Goods & Services tax and duty if any are payable GST is NOT payable on hammer price & buyer's premium

Hong-Kong wine duty & tax free

Collection from Spink Office Shipping & Duty is payable GST is payable on hammer price but NOT on buyer's premium

Collection from Spink Office GST is NOT payable on hammer price & buyer' s premium

Shipping is payable Local Goods & Services tax and duty if any are payable GST is NOT payable on hammer price & buyer's premium

France wine duty & tax free

Collection from Spink Office Shipping & Duty is payable GST is payable on hammer price but NOT on buyer's premium

Collection from Spink Office Shipping is payable GST is NOT payable on hammer price & buyer' s premium

Shipping is payable Local Goods & Services tax and duty if any are payable GST is NOT payable on hammer price & buyer's premium

Switzerland wine duty & tax free

Collection from Spink Office Shipping & Duty is payable GST is payable on hammer price but NOT on buyer's premium

Collection from Spink Office Shipping is payable GST is NOT payable on hammer price & buyer' s premium

Shipping is payable Local Goods & Services tax and duty if any are payable GST is NOT payable on hammer price & buyer's premium

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GROUP CHAIRMAN AND CEO Olivier D. Stocker YOUR SPECIALISTS STAMPS UK - Tim Hirsch Guy Croton David Parsons Nick Startup Neill Granger Paul Mathews Dominic Savastano Tom Smith USA - George Eveleth Richard Debney EUROPE - Guido Craveri Fernando Martínez CHINA - Anna Lee COINS UK - Mike Veissid Paul Dawson Richard Bishop William MacKay Eleanor Charlotte Dix Tim Robson Barbara Mears John Pett USA - Stephen Goldsmith Greg Cole Normand Pepin CHINA - Mark Li BANKNOTES, BONDS & SHARES UK - Barnaby Faull Mike Veissid Andrew Pattison USA - Stephen Goldsmith EUROPE - Peter Christen CHINA - Mark Li ORDERS, DECORATIONS, MEDALS & MILITARIA UK - Mark Quayle Oliver Pepys BOOKS UK - Philip Skingley Jennifer Mulholland AUTOGRAPHS USA - Stephen Goldsmith WINES CHINA - Anna Lee Guillaume Willk-Fabia YOUR EUROPE TEAM (LONDON - LUGANO) Chairman’s Office Monica Kruber Charles Blane Directors Tim Hirsch Anthony Spink Auction & Client Management Team Miroslava Adusei-Poku Eleanor Ball Luca Borgo Rita Ariete Dora Szigeti John Winchcombe Kenichiro Imase María Martínez Maurizio Schenini Finance Alison Bennet Marco Fiori Mina Bhagat Dennis Muriu Billy Tumelty Dean Dowdall IT & Administration Berdia Qamarauli Liz Cones Curlene Spencer Tom Robinson Cristina Dugoni Giacomo Canzi

SALE CALENDAR 2013 STAMPS 10 21 22 22 23 23 24 13 14 14 15 11

September September September October October October October November November November November December

24 September 24/25 September 1 October 9/10 October 3 December

2/3 October 4 October 4 October 9/10 October 5 December

North East Indian Coins from the Nick Rhodes Collection Indian, Islamic, British and Anglo-Gallic Coins and Commemorative Medals World Coins and Commemorative Medals The Collector’s Series Sale Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals

London London London New York London

13019 13014 13039 317 13015

World Banknotes The Ibrahim Salem Collection of African Banknotes Banknotes of Bermuda - Dr. the Hon. David J. Saul Collection The Collector’s Series Sale World Banknotes

London London London New York London

13018 13037 13047 317 13034

Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria

London

13003

The Collector’s Series Sale Bonds and Share Certificates of the World Bonds and Share Certificates of the World

New York Lugano London

317 SW1008 13017

The Collector’s Series Sale

New York

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Singapore

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MEDALS 21 November

BONDS AND SHARES 9/10 October 19/21 October 28 November

Chairman Emeritus John Herzog

9/10 October

Auctioneer Stephen Goldsmith

13040 13030 13038 13045 13028 13041 13046 13043 13048 13049 13050 13044

BANKNOTES

AUTOGRAPHS

Finance & Administration Sam Qureshi Ingrid Qureshi

London Singapore Singapore London London London London London London London London London

COINS

YOUR AMERICA TEAM (NEW YORK)

Auction Administration and Marketing & Design Sonia Alves Luke Mitchell

British East Africa and Uganda - The Award Winning Collections of George T. Krieger Stamps and Covers of South East Asia The Japanese Occupation Issues of South East Asia Bermuda - Dr. the Hon. David J. Saul Collection The Award Winning “Medina” Collection of India Part III Important British Empire Revenues The J. B. Bloom Collection of South Africa The Collector’s Series Sale The Robert Marion Collection of Mauritius Stamps and Postal History The “Lionheart” Collection of Great Britain and British Empire - Part II Postal History and Historical Documents Great Britain Stamps and Postal History

WINES 20 September

The above sale dates are subject to change

YOUR ASIA TEAM (HONG KONG - SINGAPORE) Vice Chairman Anna Lee Administration Amy Yung Newton Tsang Raymond Tat Gary Tan

Spink offers the following services: – VALUATIONS FOR INSURANCE AND PROBATE FOR INDIVIDUAL ITEMS OR WHOLE COLLECTIONS – – SALES ON A COMMISSION BASIS EITHER OF INDIVIDUAL PIECES OR WHOLE COLLECTIONS –


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