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MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON 1998 (OC)

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CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 (OWC)

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ELDERTON SHIRAZ COMMAND SINGLE VINEYARD 1995 (1), ELDERTON SHIRAZ COMMAND SINGLE VINEYARD 1996 (2), ELDERTON SHIRAZ COMMAND SINGLE VINEYARD 1999 (1), ELDERTON SHIRAZ COMMAND SINGLE VINEYARD 2005 (6)

Jack Prokopec

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Fine Wine Auctions WINTER 2019

LOTS 1 - 198 Fine Wine & Spirits Live Auction SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23 AT 2:00 PM

LOTS 200 - 598 Fine Wine Online Auction FEBRUARY 18-26


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MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON 1998 (OC)

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CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 (OWC)

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ELDERTON SHIRAZ COMMAND SINGLE VINEYARD 1995 (1), ELDERTON SHIRAZ COMMAND SINGLE VINEYARD 1996 (2), ELDERTON SHIRAZ COMMAND SINGLE VINEYARD 1999 (1), ELDERTON SHIRAZ COMMAND SINGLE VINEYARD 2005 (6)

Jack Prokopec

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Lots 1-83 An Excellent Toronto Collection Impeccably Stored

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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2010 (OWC) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PALMER 2005 (OWC) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2000 (OWC) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé

The 2010 is a brilliant Chateau Margaux, as one might expect in this vintage. The percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blend hit 90%, the balance Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and only 38% of the crop made it into the Chateau Margaux. Paul Pontallier, the administrator, told me that this wine has even higher levels of tannin than some other extraordinary vintages such as 2005, 2000, 1996, etc. Deep purple, pure and intense, with floral notes, tremendous opulence and palate presence, this is a wine of considerable nobility. With loads of blueberry, black currant and violet-infused fruit and a heady alcohol level above 13.5% (although that looks modest compared to several other first growths, particularly Chateau Latour and Chateau Haut-Brion), its beautifully sweet texture, ripe tannin, abundant depth and profound finish all make for another near-perfect wine that should age effortlessly for 30-40 years. February 2013 WA 99

Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 2005 Château Palmer is a legend in the making. Apparently the vines received 57% less rain than average, yet the 2005 shrugs off any water deficiency and has nurtured a wondrously pixelated bouquet, whereby mineralité shines through the black cherry and blueberry fruit. Search deeper and you discover veins of graphite that impart a Pauillac-like allure. The palate is mediumbodied and intense, but it is not overwhelming, a Margaux that is galvanized with a firm backbone thereby ensuring this will age over the long term. The symmetry here is enthralling - a 2005 that is destined for greatness. The only question is whether it will surpass the 2009 or 2010 Palmer? It will be fun finding out. Tasted May 2015. Drink: 2022-2050 WS 94 WA 98

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6 bts. per lot $5,200 - $5,600

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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2005 (OWC) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé

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CHÂTEAU PALMER 2009 (OWC) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé

The first-growth 2005 Château Margaux (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot), a lavish fragrance of blackcurrants, velvety new saddle leather, spring flowers and spice soars from the glass. The wood is already totally concealed beneath the cascade of fruit in this medium to full-bodied, pure and majestic wine. This concentrated, dense, but nevertheless strikingly elegant, multi-layered wine has a finish of 45+ seconds. It builds incrementally to a crescendo and finale. This is a stunner that can be approached already, but promises to be be#er in another 5-10 years and last at least 25 or more years. WS 97 WA 98

CHÂTEAU PALMER 1989 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé scuffed label

One of the all-time great Palmers (along with the 1961, 1966, 1970, 1989, 2000 and 2005), the 2009 Palmer is a blend of 52% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and a whopping 7% Petit Verdot that came in at close to 14% natural alcohol. An opaque blue/black color suggests a wine with thrilling levels of concentration and intensity, and That's exactly what a taster gets. Subtle smoke, incense and Asian spice (soy?) notes interwoven with graphite, blueberry, blackberry and cassis characteristics lead to a full-bodied, phenomenally concentrated, viscous, opulent wine with plenty of sweet tannin. This sensational Palmer reveals even more floral notes than vintages such as 2005 and 2000. It should drink well for 50 years. December 2011 Drink: 2012-2060 WA 97

Tasted blind, the 2000 Chateau Margaux was a reminder of the peaks that the millennial vintage could reach. Noticeably deep in color, the bouquet rivets you to the seat with copious red berry fruit, clove and truffle, hints of cedar emerging with time. As the aromatics open and aerate, the fruit profile seems to darken and manifests blackcurrants and bilberries. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin. There is immense depth and symmetry conveyed by this First Growth, quite masculine for the estate with a gentle but insistent grip. It is a brilliant wine that flirts with perfection. Afford it another 3-4 years if you can, because it will last decades. Tasted November 2016. February 2017 WA 99 6 bts. per lot $6,000 - $6,500

6 bts. per lot $5,500 - $6,500

3 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2009 (OWC) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé A brilliant offering from the Mentzelopoulos family, once again their gi$ed manager, Paul Pontallier, has produced an uncommonly concentrated, powerful 2009 Chateau Margaux made from 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest primarily Merlot with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. As with most Medocs, the alcohol here is actually lower (a modest 13.3%) than most of its siblings-. Abundant blueberry, cassis and acacia flower as well as hints of charcoal and forest floor aromas that are almost Burgundian in their complexity are followed by a wine displaying sweet, well-integrated tannins as well as a certain ethereal lightness despite the wine's overall size. Rich, round, generous and unusually approachable for such a young Margaux, this 2009 should drink well for 30-35+ years. WS 97 WA 99 6 bts. per lot $5,500 - $6,500

Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 1989 Château Palmer has always been my favourite vintage from that decade a$er the 1983. The first bo#le was unfortunately corked. The second was as it should be: the nose tensile with red berries, sous-bois, potpourri and strawberry pastille lively and energetic. The palate is mediumbodied and vibrant right from the start, silky in texture with plenty of citrus fruit, gently building to a harmonious and detailed finish that lingers in the mouth. This is a magnificent Château Palmer that continues to effortlessly dish out so much vinous pleasure. Tasted May 2015. WA 96 1 bt.

6 bts. per lot $2,200 - $2,400

6 bts. per lot $2,000 - $2,400

per lot $500 - $700

6 CHÂTEAU PALMER 2000 (OWC) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé Deep in colour, there remains a slight broodiness on the nose, although it loses its inhibitions and develops potent blackberry, strawberry and mint aromas, perhaps just a smudge of camphor. It is unashamedly rich on the entry: intense and vibrant with layers of black cherry and cassis fruit pierced by a fine line of acidity. This millennial tightens everything up towards the, finish whereupon it reverts to something much more classic in style, long and tensile. It does not quite occupy the same class as the 2005 or the imperial 2010, but it certainly has long-term potential. My advice? Give it another 4-5 years in the cellar. Tasted May 2015. Drink: 2019-2045 WA 94 12 bts. per lot $4,100 - $5,000

9 CHÂTEAU PALMER 2010 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the estate team regard the 2010 Château Palmer as their best since the 1983. This showing did nothing to suggest otherwise. It offers stunning precision on the nose: incredibly fresh and vibrant with the same spine-tingling level of mineralité as the 2005. What they both share is a Pauillac-like graphite seam that runs from start to finish. Like the 2005, there is a beguiling symmetry here, more focused and linear than the sumptuous 2009, yet with sensational length that makes you wonder what on Earth it will taste like in another 10-15 years. I would keep this in your cellar for another decade at least and it may well merit a higher score down the line. Tasted May 2015. Drink: 2025-2060 WA 96+ 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200


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CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scraped capsule

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2000 (OWC) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2009 (OWC) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

Tasted at the château, the 1986 LafiteRothschild continues to offer an exquisite bouquet at 30 years of age. This is beautifully defined, still full of energy, with copious blackberry, clove, leather and graphite aromas that seem to gain momentum in the glass. The palate is extremely well balanced with a crystalline quality, filigree tannin, perfectly pitched acidity, a quintessential LafiteRothschild with a sense of energy and focus undiminished by time. This finish displays immense purity and refinement, one of the most mineral-driven Lafites that I have encountered, whilst the a"ertaste seems to linger for over one minute. It must rank as one of the finest wines from the estate. Tasted July 2016. Drink 2016-2046 WS 94 WA 98

Since I gave this wine a perfect score, I suppose some could see this as a downgrade. I found everything still there for a perfect rating, but I was just struck by how tight and backward the wine was. A blend of 93.3% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, the wine still has a dark ruby/purple color and an extraordinarily youthful nose of graphite, black currants, sweet, unsmoked cigar tobacco, and flowers. The wine is rich, medium to full-bodied, but has that ethereal elegance and purity that is always Lafite. I originally predicted that it would first reach maturity in 2011, but I would push that back by 5-7 years now, although it has 50-60 years of life in front of it. June 2010 WA 98+

The main reason the 2009 Lafite Rothschild did not receive a perfect score is because the wine has closed down slightly, but it is unquestionably another profound Lafite, their greatest wine since the amazing 2003. Among the most powerful Lafites ever made (it came in at 13.59% alcohol), the final blend was 82.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot. The selection was incredibly severe with only 45% of the crop being utilized. A tight, but potentially gorgeous nose of graphite, black currants, licorice and camphor is followed by a full-bodied wine revealing the classic elegance, purity and delineated style of Lafite. It is phenomenally concentrated with so"er tannins than the 2005, the 2003's voluptuous, broad, juicy personality, and low acidity. There are several vintages that I thought were a replay of their colossal 1959, most notably 1982 and 2003, but 2009 is also one to keep an eye on. It is still extremely youthful and seems slightly more backward than I would have guessed based on the barrel tastings, but it needs 10-15 years of bo#le age, and should last for 50+. December 2011 Drink: 2022-2072 WA 99+

1 bt.

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

11 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1995 (OWC) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé The 1995 Lafite-Rothschild (only one-third of the harvest made it into the final blend) is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Franc. The wine was showing spectacularly well when I tasted it in November, 1997. It exhibits a dark ruby purple color, and a sweet, powdered mineral, smoky, weedy cassis-scented nose. Beautiful sweetness of fruit is present in this mediumbodied, tightly-knit, but gloriously pure, welldelineated Lafite. February 1998 WS 96 WA 95 6 bts. per lot $6,000 - $7,000

12 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1996 (OWC) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé The 1996 Lafite-Rothschild was remarkably deep in color considering that it is now 20 years in age. The bouquet is classic Pauillac with pencil shavings and sous-bois infusing the black fruit, masculine and a li#le aloof, yet focused and very well delineated. The palate is very well balanced with crisp blackberry and boysenberry fruit, spicier than I recollect, a crescendo of flavors so that it seems understated at first but fans out with a sense of confidence towards the finish. I think this still has more to give so cellar it away for another 5 -8 years if you can, but otherwise this is an exemplary Lafite-Rothschild that I can envisage ge#ing be#er and be#er in bo#le, if not quite as enthralling as either Mouton-Rothschild or Château Margaux. Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2020-2050 WA 98 6 bts. per lot $7,500 - $8,500

6 bts. per lot $12,000 - $14,000

14 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2003 (OWC) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé The 2003 Lafite Rothschild comes as close to perfection as any of the great Lafites made over the past three decades (1982, 1986, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010). This sensational effort came in at 12.7% natural alcohol, it is made in the style of one of this estate’s great classics, the 1959. Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color to the rim along with a luxurious bouquet of cedarwood, lead pencil shaving, white chocolate, cocoa and cassis. Fat, rich, opulent and full-bodied with low acidity and stunning seductiveness and complexity, this noble wine possesses a bountiful, generous, heady style. It is just coming into its plateau of maturity where it should hold for 20-25 years. This is one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage – make no mistake about that. August 2014 Drink: 2014 -2039 WA 100 6 bts. per lot $7,500 - $8,000

15 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2005 (OWC) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé The palate is medium-bodied and beautifully balanced, to wit, a sophisticated Pauillac that priorities elegance and poise over intensity of fruit—in keeping with Lafite Rothschild's style. You come away with the sense that it will take its time and decline, giving away a great deal in its primacy, even if it is still more approachable than the 2005 Latour for example. Therefore, I would be inclined to set this aside for several more years. Tasted November 2014. WS 98 WA 96 6 bts. per lot $7,000 - $8,000

6 bts. per lot $6,000 - $6,500

17 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2010 (OWC) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé The 2010 Lafite Rothschild, a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot (a 3% difference from the barrel sample shown two years ago), achieved relatively high alcohol of 13.32%, according to administrator Charles Chevalier. The wine is very impressive, not as fleshy, flamboyant and massive as the 2009, but nevertheless, a big, rich, full-thro#le LafiteRothschild meant to age a half century or more. Deep purple, with notes of white chocolate, mocha, cedar and charcoal as well as hints of vanillin and creme de cassis, the wine is full-bodied yet has that ethereal lightness that makes it a Lafite. Rich, with good acidity, precision and freshness, this is a slightly zestier version of the 2009 as well as more restrained and structured than that particular vintage. It will need at least 10-12 years of cellaring and keep for 50+ years. February 2013 Drink: 2023-2073 WS 97 WA 98 6 bts. per lot $6,400 - $6,800


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CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1996 (OWC) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2009 (OWC) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 1996 Latour is a wine that continues to perplex. I just think that given the vintage, the team would have made a far superior wine nowadays. That said, it is still a very fine Pauillac. Here, it conveyed a sense of "airiness" on the bouquet, more backward and surly than other bo!les tasted with a!ractive damp earth and leather aromas. It feels strict and uncompromising when compared to others. The palate is medium-bodied with light and supple tannin, tart red berry fruit, black pepper and plenty of tobacco indicating its Pauillac origins. This is a well balanced, correct and elegant Latour, not the powerhouse of the 2000 or 2005, yet continuing to give drinking pleasure unabated a"er two decades. Tasted December 2016. Drink:2017-2040 WA 95

A blend of 91.3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8.7% Merlot with just under 14% natural alcohol, the 2009 Latour is basically a clone of the super 2003, only more structured and potentially more massive and long lived. An elixir of momentous proportions, it boasts a dense purple color as well as an extraordinarily flamboyant bouquet of black fruits, graphite, crushed rocks, subtle oak and a notion of wet steel. It hits the palate with a thundering concoction of thick, juicy blue and black fruits, lead pencil shavings and a chalky minerality. Full-bodied, but very fresh with a finish that lasts over a minute, this is one of the most remarkable young wines I have ever tasted. Will it last one-hundred years? No doubt about it. Can it be drunk in a decade? For sure. December 2011 WA 100

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2005 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé scuffed label

7 bts.

6 bts. per lot $7,500 - $8,000

per lot $5,500 - $6,000

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CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2000 (OWC) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2010 (OWC) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

The 2000 Latour (a relatively abundant 14,000 cases compared to what they produced in 2009, 2008, or 2005) is “packed and stacked.” The extremely rich, black/purple color to the rim is followed by a wine with some subtle smoke, loads of minerals, a hint of vanilla, and plenty of creme de cassis as well as roasted meat and a slight scorched earth character. Broad, savory, and rich, the wine seems to be about 5 years away from full maturity and should drink well for at least 40-50 more years. A great effort, probably eclipsed only by 2003 and 2009. June 2010 Drink: 2010-2060 WA 98

The 2010 is a liquid skyscraper in the mouth, building layers upon layers of extravagant, if not over-the-top richness with its hints of subtle charcoal, truffle, blackberry, cassis, espresso and notes of toast and graphite. Full-bodied, with wonderfully sweet tannin, it is a mindboggling, prodigious achievement that should hit its prime in about 15 years, and last for 50 to 100. February 2013 WA 100

A meaty and decadent Lynch with very ripe currant aromas on the nose. Full body, velvetytextured tannins and a powerful finish. It shows so much structure and fruit yet remains polished and focused. Lovely now to drink but be!er in 2017. March 2012 jamessuckling.com JS 96 1 bt.

per lot $300 - $500

25 CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2009 (OWC) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label Performing even be!er from bo!le than it did from barrel, this appears to be the finest Lynch Bages since the 2000, 1990 and 1989. According to the chateau, the 2009 has the highest level of polyphenols ever measured as well as high alcohol (nearly 13.5%). A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest largely Merlot with touches of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it is an expressive, voluptuously textured effort with unctuosity and powerful, juicy, succulent blackberry and black currant flavors, low acids, a layered, massive mouthfeel, but no sense of heaviness or fatigue. This exquisite Lynch Bages should drink well for 30+ years. December 2011 Drink: 2012-2042 WA 98 6 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500

6 bts. per lot $8,400 - $8,800

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CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1990 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x scraped label. 2 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2010 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2005 (OWC) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé The 2005 Latour has long been a formidable wine. I was granted the opportunity to re-taste the 2005 at the property a"er their estate released library reserves in February 2017. Now at twelve years of age, it has retained that riveting bouquet of black cherries and black plum, crème de cassis and graphite, although I find less of the la!er compared to previous bo!les (including the one tasted blind just three weeks earlier). The palate is very well balanced with blackberry, black plum, sea salt, a hint of balsamic, quite spicy in the mouth with a hint of cloves. There is immense weight and presence in the mouth, although I wonder whether the tannins are as fine as say the 2010 or even the nascent 2016 Latour tasted alongside? Either way, it remains a fabulous First Growth destined to last many, many years. Tasted March 2017. Drink: 2020-2065 WA 98 6 bts. per lot $5,800 - $6,200

This magnificent Lynch Bages has been drinking well since the day it was released and it continues to go from strength to strength. The biggest, richest, fullest-bodied Lynch Bages until the 2000, the fully mature 1990 exhibits an unbelievably explosive nose of black currants, cedarwood, herbs and spice. The majestic, classically Bordeaux aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, voluptuously textured, rich, intense wine with superb purity as well as thrilling levels of fruit, glycerin and sweetness. This beauty should continue to provide immense pleasure over the next 15+ years. August 2011 WA 99 3 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

A wine with great beauty and finesse. Such elegance and ethereal quality for this estate. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a juicy delicious finish. Long and beautiful. This is the best Lynch in a long, long time. I love the precision here. February 2013 jamessuckling. com WA 96 JS 98 6 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

27 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 (OWC) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label Deep garnet-black colour. An incredible array of aromas on the nose: blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, espresso, leather, black olive and loam. The palate is absolutely seamless from first impression to finish, effortlessly building layers of complexity in the mouth and leading to a very long, earth and spice finish. I can’t see how this could possibly be improvement so have no alternative but concede perfection. Drink now to 2045+. WS 99 WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400


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CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1995 (OWC) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2005 (OWC) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

Bo!led in June, 1997, this profound Mouton is more accessible than the more muscular 1996. A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 19% Merlot, it reveals an opaque purple color, and reluctant aromas of cassis, truffles, coffee, licorice, and spice. In the mouth, the wine is "great stuff," with superb density, a full-bodied personality, rich midpalate, and a layered, profound finish that lasts for 40+ seconds. There is outstanding purity and high tannin, but my instincts suggest this wine is lower in acidity and slightly fleshier than the brawnier, bigger 1996. Both are great efforts from Mouton-Rothschild. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2030. February 1998 WA 95 JS 95

There are layers and layers of black fruit intermingling with graphite and black pepper, and it wisely reins everything in on the finish that is more classic in style and in keeping with the vintage. If you are fortunate enough to have this wine in your cellar, even though those tannins are starting to be abraded by time, afford it another five or six years. Tasted August 2016. Drink Date: 2020-2050 WA 98

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1989 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. vts.

6 bts. per lot $3,500 - $4,000

29 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2000 (OWC) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé Perhaps the most beautiful packaging ever on a Bordeaux bo!le, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild literally produced a work of art in the gold-engraved bo!le of 2000 Mouton Rothschild. Of course, one can’t drink the glass, but this is a top-flight Mouton Rothschild, eclipsed only by the 2006 and 2009. A rich, tannic, earthy style, with loads of creme de cassis and floral notes, the final blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot is a fullbodied wine with plenty of coffee, earth, chocolatey notes, and still plenty of tannin to resolve. I gave it an anticipated maturity range of 2015-2050 back in 2003, and that looks on target. June 2010 Drink:2015-2050 WA 96+

6 bts. per lot $5,000 - $5,500

32 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2009 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé Tasted at the Mouton-Rothschild vertical in London, the 2009 Mouton-Rothschild is a stunning wine. But you know that already. Here I remarked upon its deep co lour vis-a-vis recent vintages. The aromatics have "firmed up" since I last tasted it, takes a li!le encouragement from the glass, and then its sheer purity washes across the senses. Blackberry and cold stone notes, bilberry and just a touch of graphite that was less noticeable than before. The palate remains weighty in the mouth, extraordinarily dense and yet still u!erly composed and beautifully focused, segueing towards an intense spicy finish. I noticed Philippe Dhalluim almost laughing at the quality of this 2009, such is its pedigree and yet will it eclipse the 2010 Mouton-Rothschild? Time will tell. Magnificent. Tasted May 2016. January 2017 Drink: 2022 -2060 WA 97 6 bts. per lot $5,000 - $5,500

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CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2010 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2003 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 2 x wrinkled labels. 1 x scraped capsule

Tasted at the Mouton-Rothschild vertical in London, the 2010 Mouton-Rothschild is a modern-day benchmark for the First Growth and here, side-by-side with the 2009, it certainly has its nose in front. It is in possession of quite breathtaking delineation and precision, a crystalline bouquet with black fruit laced with minerals, potent pencil shaving notes, a touch of cold slate. It is totally entrancing. The palate has beguiling symmetry, but for me what really distinguishes this Mouton is its effortlessness. Like watching Usain Bolt in his prime sprinting to another world record, this wine is almost self-effacing in terms of its brilliance. Will Philippe Dhalluin ever be!er this MoutonRothschild? Keep it in the cellar for 15 years, if you know what's good for you. Tasted May 2016. January 2017 Drink: 2015-2075 WA 99

2 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 1989 (2) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels Both the 1989 and 1990 vintages exhibit opaque, dense purple colors that suggest massive wines of considerable extraction and richness. The dense, full-bodied 1989 is brilliantly made with huge, smoky, chocolatey, cassis aromas intermingled with scents of toasty oak. Well-layered, with a sweet innercore of fruit, this awesomely endowed, backward, tannic, prodigious 1989 needs another 5-6 years of cellaring; it should last for three decades or more. It is unquestionably a great Pichon-Longueville-Baron. February 1997 WA 95 3 bts. per lot $900 - $1,100

35 CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 2005 (OWC) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé WA 93

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I love the nose of roses, mint, and currants. This is complex, full bodied, with loads of fruit. A powerful wine, with so much material. Fresh and juicy, but still massive. March 2011 jamessuckling.com JS 96

Approaching full maturity, PichonLalande’s1989 has a deep ruby/plum color with some lightening at the edge. The nose offers sweet plums and creme de cassis intermixed with vanilla and graphite. The wine is lush, medium to full-bodied, and layered with texture, low acidity, sweet tannin, and the hallmark purity and elegance this estate routinely produces. Some tannins remain, but this wine has reached its plateau of maturity, where it should remain for another 10-15 years. WA 93

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Tasted from an ex-château bo"le in Bordeaux, I was not surprised to find the 2000 Château Haut-Brion flirting with perfection. The nose is simply breathtaking - quintessential Haut-Brion with ebullient red berry fruit, roasted herbs, gravel, terraco"a tiles on a warm summer's day...it is simply wave a#er wave of intoxicating scents that could bring even the most stoic person to tears of joy. The palate displays heavenly balance, pitch-perfect acidity, perhaps spicier than previous bo"les that I have tasted, and what depth and dimension in this outstanding wine. That hint of graphite on the finish is a cheeky nod to Pauillac, as if to thumb its nose at the First Growths, because alongside Château Latour, almost by stealth, the Haut-Brion is one of the greatest Bordeaux in this millennial year. Tasted November 2014. Drink: 2020-2060 WA 99+

As for the 2010 Haut-Brion, it does not have the power of Latour’s 2010 or the intense lead pencil shavings and chocolaty component of Lafite-Rothschild, but it is extraordinary, perfect wine. It has a slightly lower pH than the 2009 (3.7 versus the 2009's 3.8), and even higher alcohol than the 2009 (14.6%). The wine is ethereal. From its dense purple color to its incredibly subtle but striking aromatics that build incrementally, offering up a spectacular smorgasbord of aromas ranging from charcoal and camphor to black currant and blueberry liqueur and spring flowers, this wine’s finesse, elegant yet noble power and authority come through in a compelling fashion. It is fullbodied, but that’s only apparent in the a#ertaste, as the wine seems to float across the palate with remarkable sweetness, harmony, and the integration of all its component parts – alcohol, tannin, acidity, wood, etc. This prodigious Haut-Brion is hard to compare to another vintage, at least right now, but it should have 50 to 75 years of aging potential. Anticipated maturity: 2022-2065+ February 2013 WA 100

This continues to be one of the immortal wines and one of the greatest young Bordeaux wines of the last half-century. Consistently prodigious and almost a sure bet to top the scoring card of any blind tasting of this vintage as well as other years, the 1989 Haut-Brion is a seamless, majestic classic, and a tribute to this phenomenal terroir and its singular characteristics. The wine still has a very thick, viscous-looking ruby/purple color, a spectacular, young but awesome smorgasbord of aromas ranging from scorched earth, liquid minerals, graphite, blackberry and black currant jam to toast, licorice, and spice box. The levels of fruit, extract, and glycerin in this viscous, full-bodied, low-acid wine are aweinspiring. The brilliant symmetry of the wine, extraordinary purity, and seamlessness are the hallmarks of a modern-day legend. It is still in its pre-adolescent stage of development, and I would not expect it to hit its full plateau of maturity for another 3-5 years, but this should be an Haut-Brion that rivals the greatest ever made at this estate. Life is too short not to drink this wine as many times as possible! A modern day clone of the 1959? Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030. Last tasted, 1/03. WS 100 WA 100 1 bt.

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37 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1995 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé It is fun to go back and forth between the 1995 and 1996, two superb vintages for Haut-Brion. The 1995 seems to have sweeter tannin and a bit more fat and seamlessness when compared to the more structured and muscular 1996. Certainly 1995 was a vintage that the brilliant administrator Jean Delmas handled flawlessly. The result is a deep ruby/purple-colored wine with a tight but promising nose of burning wood embers intermixed with vanilla, spice box, earth, mineral, sweet cherry, black currant, plum-like fruit, medium to full body, a high level of ripe but sweet tannin, and a finish that goes on for a good 40-45 seconds. This wine is just beginning to emerge from a very closed state where it was unyielding and backward. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2035. Last tasted, 11/02. WS 95 WA 96 6 bts. per lot $3,500 - $4,000

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An absolutely sensational second wine from Haut-Brion, the 2005 Bahans Haut-Brion displays all the smoke, gravel and chocolate notes along with ripe black fruits. Broad, savory, rich and lush, this is a sensational wine (now called Le Clarence) with gorgeous texture and length. WS 100 WA 93

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40 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2009 (OWC) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé What a blockbuster effort! Atypically powerful, one day, the 2009 Haut-Brion may be considered to be the 21st century version of the 1959. It is an extraordinarily complex, concentrated effort made from a blend of 46% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Cabernet Franc with the highest alcohol ever achieved at this estate, 14.3%. Even richer than the perfect 1989, with similar technical numbers although slightly higher extract and alcohol, it offers up a sensational perfume of subtle burning embers, unsmoked cigar tobacco, charcoal, black raspberries, wet gravel, plums, figs and blueberries. There is so much going on in the aromatics that one almost hesitates to stop smelling it. However, when it hits the palate, it is hardly a letdown. This unctuously textured, full-bodied 2009 possesses low acidity along with stunning extract and remarkable clarity for a wine with a pH close to 4.0. The good news is that there are 10,500 cases of the 2009, one of the most compelling examples of Haut-Brion ever made. It requires a decade of cellaring and should last a half century or more. Readers who have loved the complexity of Haut-Brion should be prepared for a bigger, richer, more massive wine, but one that does not lose any of its prodigious aromatic a"ractions. December 2011 WA 100 6 bts. per lot $5,500 - $6,000

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2005 (OWC) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé The 2005 La Mission Haut-Brion is pure perfection. It has an absolutely extraordinary nose of sweet blackberries, cassis and spring flowers with some underlying minerality, a fullbodied mouthfeel, gorgeously velvety tannins (which is unusual in this vintage) and a long, textured, multi-layered finish that must last 50+ seconds. This is a fabulous wine and a great effort from this hallowed terroir. Drink this modern-day legend over the next 30+ years. Only 5,500 cases were produced of this blend of 69% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc. WS 97 WA 100 6 bts. per lot $3,500 - $4,000


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A strong candidate for a perfect score in about 15 years, the 2010 La Mission Haut-Brion could well turn out to be a modern-day version of their 1955. Sadly (or maybe fortunately) for me, I’m not old enough to have tasted the 1955 in 1958 from bo!le, but this wine could also be an update on the more modern 2000 which, of course, I know well and actually own. This fullbodied, colossal giant of a wine is one of the goliaths of the vintage. It may well have the highest level of natural alcohol for any wine from the Le" Bank of Bordeaux (15.1%) and has the definite potential to be a 50- to 75-year wine. Dense purple, it offers up notes of lead pencil shavings, charcoal embers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur along with massive concentration, a multi-dimensional mouthfeel and a monumental finish that goes well past a minute, which I think might be a record for a young Bordeaux. Keep in mind that the 2009, which I gave three digits, came in at 14.7%, but the pH of the 2010 is lower, giving the wine a freshness and precision that is remarkable. The final blend was 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, and – unlike the Chapelle de la Mission, which has 26% Cabernet Franc – there’s only 1% Cabernet Franc in the 2010 La Mission Haut-Brion. This is a wine for those of you with youth on your side as well as patience. It will need a good decade of cellaring. An amazing wine. Anticipated maturity: 2024-2075+ February 2013 WA 98+

This wine will likely be a major superstar with about 10-15 years of cellaring. It was one of the more closed and difficult wines to penetrate and one of probably only a dozen or so 2010s that I only had one chance to taste from bo!le, but it is loaded with fabulous raw materials. The 2010 is a profound effort, but it needs to be forgo!en for at least a decade. This opaque purple wine offers up notes of caramelized black currant and black cherry candies intermixed with some very high class, subtle vanillin and toast. Hints of licorice, mocha and perhaps even a touch of chocolate are also present in this full-bodied, super-duper, concentrated, classic wine, which has everything in perfect proportions. But in the finish, its whoppingly big tannins kick in and basically announce that drinking this wine now would be infanticide. Look for this wine to last for at least 50+ years. February 2013 Drink: 2013-2063 WA 96+

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44 CHÂTEAU CLOS L'EGLISE 2009 (OWC) Pomerol. 1 x damaged label. 4 scuffed labels The 2009 is one of the sexiest wines in Pomerol in this vintage, offering up notes of melted caramel, sweet mocha, blackberry and black cherry fruit, with hints of loamy soil and unsmoked cigar tobacco as well as a touch of white chocolate and some subtle toasty oak. Round, opulent and unctuously textured, with a full-bodied mouthfeel, fabulous purity, and no hard edges, this sumptuous, fleshy, lavishly rich Pomerol can be drunk now and over the next 25 years. December 2011 Drink: 2012-2037 WA 98

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46 CHÂTEAU L'EVANGILE 2009 (OWC) Pomerol. An astonishing effort from the Rothschild family, the 2009 l’Evangile may be the reference point offering from this estate for decades to come. A blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc aged in 100% new oak, with 15% natural alcohol, it exhibits a sumptuous bouquet of caramels, black raspberry liqueur, blackberries, violets, graphite and truffles. Thick, viscous flavors are reminiscent of such super-ripe vintages as 1982, 1959, 1949 and 1947. The striking aromatics, massive, full-bodied mouthfeel and multilayered palate that resembles a skyscraper in the mouth offer an abject lesson in great winemaking, extraordinary terroir, and the ability to combine power with precision, elegance and freshness. This is unquestionably a huge wine, but it also possesses mindboggling complexity and finesse. Because of its sheer extract and velvety personality, it will be drinkable in 4-5 years, and will keep for four decades or more where well-stored. The most profound L’Evangile ever made? December 2011 Drink: 2016-2056 WA 100

6 bts. per lot $2,500 - $3,000

49 CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2005 (OWC) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé Truly great stuff, this wine performed at a three-digit level both in the horizontal tasting of 2005s in Baltimore, as well as in Montreal at this mini-vertical. This sensational, opaque, bluish/purple wine offers up notes of vanillin, spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, plus a touch of licorice. The wine hits the palate with a thunderous cascade of ripe, rich, concentrated fruit. It is full-bodied, multidimensional and layered. The tannins are beautifully integrated but still present, and the wood, acidity, alcohol, etc., are all beautifully assimilated in this magnificent, majestic vintage of Angelus. It can be drunk now, but it is still an adolescent and that suggests it has at least another 25-35 years of longevity. August 2015 WA 100 6 bts. per lot $3,400 - $3,600

50 CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2009 (OWC) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé A candidate for perfection with a few more years of bo!le age, this great vintage of Angelus has an almost impenetrable black/purple color and a gorgeous nose of incense, graphite, blackberry liqueur, truffles and spring flowers. The wine is full-bodied, with a voluptuous texture a magnificent concentration and purity of fruit, a stunning finish of close to a minute, and wonderfully sweet, velvety tannins that make for a prodigious Angelus that should turn out to be one of the all-time greats ever made at this estate. Drink it over the next 25-50 years. August 2015 WA 99+ 12 bts. per lot $5,000 - $5,500

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47 CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1990 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. A blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, this is clearly the greatest Angelus until the 2000, 2003 and then the perfect 2005. Beautiful, sweet plum, blackberry and blueberry fruit soar from the glass of this opaque, purple wine that still hasn’t lost much in color. Deep, opulent, voluptuously textured, full-bodied and multidimensional, this is a stunner and just now approaching its plateau of full maturity, where it should stay for at least another 20 years. August 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 WA 99 2 bts.

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The 2010 is a more structured, restrained, less flamboyant version of the 2009. A final blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that hit 14.5% natural alcohol, this wine (which represents only 55% of the estate's production) is full-bodied, classic and built along the lines of the 2000 (although that wine was made before Reybier acquired the estate and upgraded quality significantly). This wine exhibits beautifully pure notes of creme de cassis, blueberry liqueur, pen ink, graphite and hints of toast and vanillin. The wine is full and rich, and although aged in 80% new oak, the wood is a subtle background component. This beauty will take longer to round into shape than the dramatic and compelling 2009. Forget it for 5-8 years, and drink it over the following three-plus decades. February 2013 WS 97 WA 97+

It has a very powerful and opulent bouquet that is irresistible, blackcurrant pastilles, cedar, violets and a hint of vanilla pod. The palate is full-bodied, powerful, grippy in the mouth with layers of black fruit laced with tar and white pepper. It is a dense Montrose, heady unlike any other vintage with a spicy and purposeful finish that lingers long in the mouth. Almost knocks you sideways! This is immense. Tasted September 2016. WS 97 WA 98

It offers an opaque ruby/purple hue as well as notes of incense, camphor, licorice, creme de cassis and graphite. Full-bodied, opulent, incredibly fresh and well-delineated, it can be consumed now and over the next decade. Drink: now-2024 WS 93 WA 97 2 bts.

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53 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2005 (OWC) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé The 2005 Cos d’Estournel is another great success from this property, which is owned by Michel Reybier. A superstar of St.-Estèphe in this vintage, this wine has a dense ruby/purple color, beautiful, sweet cassis and blackcurrant fruit, some floral notes, spice and a touch of oak in a full-bodied, layered, impressive multidimensional style. The tannins are surprisingly sweet and well-integrated, as is the acidity, alcohol and wood. This is a beauty and certainly the top wine of St.-Estèphe. Drink it over the next 25+ years. June 2015 WS 96 WA 97 9 bts. per lot $2,400 - $2,600

54 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2009 (OWC) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 6 x bn. One of the greatest young wines I have ever tasted, the monumental 2009 Cos d’Estournel has lived up to its pre-bo"ling potential. A remarkable effort from winemaking guru JeanGuillaume Prats and owner Michel Reybier, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot (33%) and a touch of Cabernet Franc (2%) was cropped at 33 hectoliters per hectare. It boasts an inky/black/purple color along with an extraordinary bouquet of white flowers interwoven with blackberry and blueberry liqueur, incense, charcoal and graphite. The wine hits the palate with extraordinary purity, balance and intensity as well as perfect equilibrium, and a seamless integration of tannin, acidity, wood and alcohol. An iconic wine as well as a remarkable achievement, it is the greatest Cos d’Estournel ever produced. It is approachable enough at present that one could appreciate it with several hours of decanting, but it will not hit its prime for a decade, and should age effortlessly for a half century. December 2011 WA 100 6 bts. per lot $2,200 - $2,400

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56 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1990 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels This wine has an incredibly complex nose of spring flowers, blackberry and cassis liqueur, scorched earth and barbecue spice. It is fullbodied, majestic and opulent, with low acidity and fabulous fruit. It is close to full maturity. The wine should continue to drink well for at least another 30 or more years, but it is showing secondary nuances in the perfume. The wine is absolutely magnificent, broad, savory and mouth-filling. This is one of the alltime modern legends from Bordeaux as well as Chateau Montrose. (August 2014) WA 100 2 bts.

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59 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2010 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 4 x wrinkled labels Tasted at the Montrose vertical in London, the 2010 Montrose was the youngest vintage by some 115 years, but it is undeniably one of the best. It is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked from 27 September until 15 October. Deep, almost opaque in color, it has a tightly wound, arresting nose of blackberry, bilberry, crushed violets and graphite all with quite brilliant delineation. The palate is medium rather than full-bodied, laden with plenty of fruit, grippy like many 2010s with a structured, masculine and tannic finish that wards you away for another 10-15 years. However, it is still possible to admire the purity and delineation of this long-term Montrose, a wine that comes with a compulsory cellaring. Patience will be handsomely rewarded. How long can you wait? Tasted June 2016. Drink: 2030-2080 WA 99 4 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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57 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2005 (OWC) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé Tasted at the vertical in London, the 2005 Montrose came and delivered the goods. This was the best example of the 2005 that I have tasted, perhaps a wine that is going to prove that, the longer wine lovers can resist temptation. It is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 3.5% Cabernet Franc and .5% Petit Verdot picked between 23 September and 9 October. The bouquet is extremely detailed, displaying more red berry fruit compared to the 2010 Montrose that leans towards black. Graphite and cedar emerge with time, even an unusual floral scent that is uncommon with respect to this property, whilst all the time retaining fantastic focus and delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with a ferrous tincture on the entry. There are the first signs of secondary notes (dried leaves and bay leaf), but it is the tannic backbone and the precision that really defines this Montrose at the moment. For certain, it is masculine and structured, yet it has enormous potential, perhaps more than was suggested when it was first released? This is for the long term, but you know that already. Tasted June 2016. Drink: 2025-2065 WA 97 5 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

60 CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 2010 Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé Showing be"er from bo"le than it did from barrel, where it was also impressive, but not quite at this level, the 2010 Beychevelle displays sweet black currant, black cherry, foresty notes, medium to full-bodied texture with impressive purity and moderately high tannins (although they’ve so#ened considerably during the wine’s upbringing in barrel). Layered and rich for a Beychevelle, this wine should easily withstand three decades of cellaring. I would give it another 3-4 years of bo"le age, but this is a fabulous effort from the first chateau one sees upon entering the appellation of St.-Julien. February 2013 WA 94 6 bts. per lot $700 - $900


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A stunning wine from Ducru Beaucaillou which showcases its great terroir, this elegant but substantial 2000 has a dense purple color that has hardly budged since it was first bo"led. Displaying a floral note, with hints of boysenberries, black raspberries, black currants and a touch of background oak, the wine has superb concentration and density, but still has some substantial tannins that are not yet fully resolved. I originally predicted that it should be drinkable from 2010-2030, but I would modify that now to 2015-2035. June 2010 WS 94 WA 95

As one might expect, this is a brilliant wine, but it remains shockingly young, even for the fast evolving 1990s. Its deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by a classic, nearly restrained set of aromatics that includes notions of sweet black cherries, black currants, lead pencil, and wet stones. In the mouth, it is full-bodied, and while technically low in acidity, there is a freshness, delineation, and classicism in this full-thro"le, rich, concentrated, impeccable 1990. While still youthful, it is easy to appreciate despite its substantial tannins. It is not quite as backward as the 1990 Lafite Rothschild or 1990 Latour. Anticipated maturity: now-2035 June 2009 WA 96

Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London and then blind at Farr Vintners horizontal, the 2006 Château Léoville Las-Cases has a very complex bouquet with heady scents of blackcurrant, kirsch, crushed violets, rock salt and just a hint of cassis. It is backward and can barely contain its energy. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, very symmetrical and poised, a fine line of acidity interwoven through the black fruit, touches of citrus fruit developing towards the poised and tensile finish. This is a beautiful wine from Jean-Hubert Delon, but it needs several years in bo"le. Tasted April 2016. Drink: 2023 -2045

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63 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1990 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé bin soiled label Believe it or not, the 1990 Leoville Barton can actually be drunk - something that cannot be said about the broodingly backward, still excruciatingly tannic 1982. The exceptionally concentrated 1990 reveals more polished, sweeter tannins along with a big, sweet kiss of black currant, forest floor, cedar, and spice box notes. While it still has some tannins to shed, this full-bodied, powerful, long wine is approachable. It should continue to evolve for another two decades. June 2009 Drink: 2009 -2029 WA 93+ CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1982 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. scraped label 2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2000 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2000 Leoville-LasCases is a quite fabulous, magisterial Saint Julien that is only just beginning to flex its muscles. It has a very intense and beautifully defined bouquet with mineral rich blackberry and bilberry scents, outstanding focus and harmony, and very well-integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, impressive backbone and focus in situ. There is a touch of mint infusing the fruit here, superb tension with a touch of mulberry and Hoi Sin lingering on the finish that still feels backward and sinewy. What was remarkable was to observe the melioration in the glass, achieving wondrous energy and delineation with time, still improving a#er a couple of hours. Buy it, cellar it, drink it. Tasted December 2016. Drink: 2025 -2060 WA 98 2 bts.

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2009 (OWC) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

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69 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2010 (OWC) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé The 2010 is a quintessentially elegant, classic wine of Bordeaux – firm, rigid, perhaps slightly lighter than most of the other St.-Juliens, but stylish, potentially complex, and reminiscent of the style of the 1986, but more concentrated and powerful. It is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc with a normal pH of 3.56. It was raised in 75% new oak and the alcohol came to 13.7%. This wine displays loads of black currants, cedar wood and vanillin, but needs a good 7-8 years of cellaring, if not much longer. It should last for 30+ years. February 2013 Drink: 2020-2050 WA 96+ 6 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

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This is a prodigious effort. A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Merlot and Cabernet Franc (only 37% of the crop qualified for Las Cases), this dense ruby/purple wine has a stunningly pure bouquet of dark fruit, wet rocks, graphite, and subtle background toast/vanillin. Full-bodied, masculine, and very deep and concentrated, this titanic effort is at least 8-10 years away from its plateau of maturity. The Delon family have produced another legend. Anticipated maturity: 2023-2050+ June 2015 WA 97+

Absolutely spectacular, the 1990 Leoville Poyferre is much more evolved than either of its two Leoville neighbors. Its opaque plum/garnet color is accompanied by a gorgeous bouquet of smoke, charcoal, creme de cassis, and flowers. Fleshy and opulent, it comes across like a St.-Julien with a Pomerol texture and allure. This beauty has reached full maturity where it should remain for another two decades. June 2009 WA 97 2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE HOMMAGE À JACQUES PERRIN 1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 2 x 2 cm. 2 x scuffed labels. 2 x slightly raised corks

E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA MOULINE 2003 Rhône. 2 x wrinkled & scuffed labels

The plushest, most ostentatious and dramatic of all the Leovilles in 2000, this wine is already sumptuous, displaying some nuances in its huge nose of vanilla bean, black chocolate, jammy black cherries, cassis, and graphite in a flamboyant style. Opulent, savory, rich, and fullbodied, it is a head-turning, prodigious wine and a complete contrast to the extracted behemoth of Leoville Barton and the backward, classic Leoville Las Cases. The Poyferre’s low acidity, sweet tannin and an already gorgeous mouthfeel make it a wine to drink now as well as over the next 25 or more years. June 2010 WA 97

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I've been lucky enough to have the 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin numerous times recently and it has never failed to deliver everything I could want from a wine. Ge"ing the best parcel of Grenache from the estate and a dramatically shi#ed blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre and the rest Syrah and Counoise, it's a massive and concentrated Chateauneuf that surprisingly still seems to show its Mourvedre component front and center. Blackberries, kirsch, truffle, gamy meats, licorice and earth all give way to a full-bodied, seamless, impeccably balanced wine that carries its huge core of fruit with remarkable freshness and grace. While it will no doubt continue to evolve gracefully, it's brilliant today. August 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 WA 100

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2010 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

2 bts.

1 3 ltr. per lot $800 - $1,000

The wine out distances both Leoville Las Cases and Leoville Barton, but all three of them are compelling efforts. Full-bodied, dense purple in color, with floral notes intermixed with blackberries, cassis, graphite and spring flowers, this full-bodied, legendary effort is long and opulent, with wonderfully abundant yet sweet tannin, a skyscraper-like mid-palate and a thrilling, nearly one-minute finish. This spectacular effort from Poyferre that should drink well for 30+ years. February 2013 WA 98+ 6 bts. per lot $900 - $1,100

73 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 2001 Sauternais. Premier Cru Supérieur The nose is like the throbbing engine of an Aston Martin Vantage, ready to go. It is so packed with intensity, perhaps a li"le more resinous than I recall, but with almost crystalline delineation. The palate is perfectly balanced and laden with botrytis, not as unctuous or as rich as say, the 2009 d'Yquem, yet with heavenly focus and a crescendo of flavors that take your breath away: acacia honey, yellow plum, white peach and orange sorbet. The startling things is ... this is just the opening act. Tasted September 2016. Drink: 2030-2101 WA 100 12 hf. bts.

per lot $4,000 - $4,500

74 CHÂTEAU SUDUIRAUT 2001 (OWC) Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé The Suduiraut 2001 has an a"ractive bouquet of honeycomb, passion fruit and a touch of petrol that are well defined, if not as complex as more recent vintages such as the 2009. The palate is well balanced with fine citrus lemon and apricot notes. October 2014 Drink: 2014 -2034 WA 94 12 hf. bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

76 CLOS DES PAPES CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2000 (OWC) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The Burgundian-styled 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape is drinking at point today. Possessing beautiful notes of forest floor, truffles, spice, garrigue and sweet cherry and kirsch like fruit, this beauty has notable freshness and purity, medium to full-bodied richness, fine tannin and a layered, integrated texture that keeps you coming back to the glass. There's no need to delay gratification here and I'd enjoy bo"les over the coming 4-5 years. September 2015 WA 95 1 3 ltr. per lot $400 - $600

77 E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA LANDONNE 2003 Rhône. 2 x scuffed labels The 2003 Cote Rotie la Landonne continues to blow me away every time I taste it and it's a desert island wine for me. One of the stars of this extreme vintage, it offers sensational levels of fruit and decadence, perfumed, intense aromatics, beautiful freshness and a to-die-for texture and finish. Still youthful, with masses of sweet tannin, it's nevertheless a heavenly drink today. Issue Date: September 2015 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

The 2003 Cote Rotie la Mouline is drinking beautifully, Giving up notions of plum, liquid flowers, potpourri and smoked meats, this puppy is full-bodied, massive and layered on the palate, with a stacked mid-palate, thrilling amounts of texture, and a blockbuster-styled finish. There’s nothing classic about it, but it’s still as good as it gets. August 2014 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

79 E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA TURQUE 2003 Rhône. 2 x scraped labels The 2003 Cote Rotie la Turque has yet to ever disappoint. An incredible perfume of smoked herbs, charred meats, violets, licorice and blackcurrants gives way to a huge, unctuous, powerful Cote Rotie that has masses of ripe, sweet tannin, full-bodied richness and a finish that just won’t quit. Drink 2013-2046 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

80 E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA LANDONNE 2009 Rhône. Much more upfront and easy to read than the backward 2010, the 2009 Cote Rotie la Landonne is an insanely beautiful wine. Smoked meats, game, black olives, charcoal, black raspberries and pepper all literally soar from this beauty and it hits the palate with a massively concentrated, almost over-the-top decadence that's impossible to resist. Despite its wealth of fruit, it has a huge core of tannin and needs 4-5 years at a minimum. Like the 2010, it will have a half-century or more of longevity. Drink: 2020-2059 September 2015 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $1,100 - $1,300

81 E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA MOULINE 2009 Rhône. Just as good, but made in a completely different style, the 2009 Cote Rotie la Mouline (which incorporates a whopping 11% of Viognier) offers an insane bouquet of roasted meats, toast, spice, caramelized meats, coffee bean and deep, concentrated and layered blackberry and cassis-styled fruit. As with the 2010, it has off-the-chart richness, a stacked mid-palate and a gorgeous polish to its tannin. Give it another 3 to 4 years and drink it over the following 2-3 decades. August 2014 Drink: 2017-2047 WA 100 2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2013 Pomerol.

Both the 2010 and the 2009 continue to blow me away every time I taste them, and to me, these represent the pinnacle of Cote Rotie— albeit in very different styles. Every bit as good as the 2010, the 2009 Cote Rotie la Turque is a flamboyant and sexy Cote Rotie that’s loaded with notions of smoked meats, blackberries, blackcurrants, beef blood and espresso roast. Thick, unctuous, hugely concentrated and long, it’s a heavenly wine I guarantee will put a smile on your face anytime over the coming 2-3 decades. December 2016 WA 100

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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1996 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label

1 bt.

WS 93 WA 95 per lot $3,000 - $4,000

86 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2013 Pomerol. JS 94

2 bts.

per lot $1,100 - $1,300 1 bt.

83 DAL FORNO ROMANO AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA 1997 (1) Veneto. scraped label The outrageous 1997 Amarone (17.5% alcohol) was aged 28 months in 100% new French oak. An inky/purple color is followed by sumptuous aromas of blueberry liqueur intermixed with truffle, graphite, camphor, and vanilla scents. This remarkable offering is immensely fullbodied and super-concentrated, with great purity, symmetry, and length. It is the stuff of legends! How long will it last? Who knows? Certainly this wine is capable of evolving for 15 -20 years. December 2002 WA 99 DAL FORNO ROMANO AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA 2004 (1) Veneto. The 2004 Amarone della Valpolicella is one of the most monumental young wines I have ever tasted. This is an especially silky, elegant Amarone from Dal Forno that avoids the heaviness of some previous vintages. Blackberry jam, crushed rocks, minerals, violets, new leather and bi#ersweet chocolate are some of the nuances that emerge over time. This is every bit as majestic as it was every time I tasted it from barrel over the last few years. The silky, exceptionally polished tannins make the 2004 approachable today, but the wine will be even be#er in a few years. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029. February 2011 WA 98 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

84 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2013 Pomerol. Very fine and structured with ultra-fine tannins. Medium bodied with beautiful density and texture. It has length and grip for the vintage. Be#er in 2020. February 2016 jamessuckling. com JS 94 1 bt.

per lot $3,000 - $4,000

87 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1996 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé Tasted at the château, the 1996 Cos d'Estournel was aged in 65% new oak (unlike the 1995 which was 100%) and is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot. It has a straight down the line, intense and focused, graphite and melted tar bouquet. It is almost Pauillac in style, no surprise given its proximity. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh acidity, finer tannin than the 1986 Cos d'Estournel tasted alongside, but sharing those same leitmotifs of black pepper and sea salt. I like the nonchalance of this Cos d'Estournel. At 20 years it is not an ostentatious wine, not determined to go out and impress, but its nuance, stylishness and classicism grow on you. Its virtues seem to register only a$er you swallow the wine and find yourself tempted back for more. Excellent. Tasted July 2016. WA 94 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

per lot $600 - $800

90 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2005 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé The 2005 La Mission Haut-Brion is pure perfection. It has an absolutely extraordinary nose of sweet blackberries, cassis and spring flowers with some underlying minerality, a fullbodied mouthfeel, gorgeously velvety tannins (which is unusual in this vintage) and a long, textured, multi-layered finish that must last 50+ seconds. This is a fabulous wine and a great effort from this hallowed terroir. Drink this modern-day legend over the next 30+ years. Only 5,500 cases were produced of this blend of 69% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2045 WS 97 WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $700 - $900

91 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2005 Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé WS 97 WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $700 - $900

92 CHÂTEAU PAPE CLÉMENT 2005 (2) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

88 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1996 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label The 1996 Haut-Brion, a blend of 50% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cabernet Franc is clearly on a higher plane than the La Mission. There is something much more expansive and complete on the nose: greater depth of fruit, more harmonious with scents of underbrush, tar, black olive and this bo#le perhaps less "feral" than I have noticed on previous examples. The palate is very well balanced with dark cherries, sous-bois and cedar. This is one vintage where I think the Cabernet Franc plays an important role and lends more complexity. This is a 1996 that has retained and built upon beguiling fleshiness and it will continue to evolve with style and panache. Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2050 WS 93 WA 95

per lot $3,000 - $4,000 1 bt.

1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2000 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé WA 92 4 bts. per lot $900 - $1,100

93 CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 1990 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u. 1 x vts. 2 x soiled labels A fabulous example, the 1990 Troplong Mondot is only equaled by such recent vintages as 2000, 2005, and 2008. The inky/garnet/plum/purple-colored 1990 exhibits notes of coffee, blackberries, licorice, camphor, and espresso. Rich and full-bodied with lavish fruit, high glycerin, low acidity, and stunning purity, it is still several years away from full maturity, and should last for another 10-15 years. June 2009 WS 95 WA 98 2 bts.

per lot $700 - $900


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The unfiltered 1997 Solaia (75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, and 5% Cabernet Franc, from a single 25-acre vineyard) is aged in 100% new French oak. There are 8,000 cases of the 1997. The sensational, opaque blue/purple-colored 1997 exhibits a complex nose of cedar, spice box, cassis, and subtle oak. With yields of only 30 hectoliters per hectare, and malolactic fermentation in barrel (a la Tignanello), this wine reveals extraordinary concentration, a thick, viscous texture, yet no sense of heaviness or ponderousness. It is a thrilling Solaia to consume over the next two decades. If a first-growth Pauillac were made in Tuscany, this would be it! February 2000 WS 97 WA 96

CHÂTEAU BOYD-CANTENAC 2005 (3) Margaux. 3 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1996 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. wine stained & scraped label

2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

95 MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 1998 (1 mag., OWC) Tuscany. WA 93 TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 2004 (1 mag., OWC) Tuscany.

CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE (DULUC-DUCRU) 1970 (1) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. hs. bin soiled & scraped label. corrosion on capsule CHÂTEAU BRANE-CANTENAC 2005 (3) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé A sexy, style of wine from the Lurtons at BraneCantenac, this wine (a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc) has a stunning nose of forest floor, licorice, blackcurrants, plums and spring flowers. So# tannin, full-bodied opulence and beautifully textured, lush richness, make for a brilliant wine from this large, 180-acre vineyard. In spite of the wine’s stunning forward fragrance and lushness, the color still looks as if it is 3-4 years old, rather than a decade. This is a big-time winner in 2005 and should drink well for at least another 25+ years. Drink: 2014-2029 WS 92 WA 95 CHÂTEAU PALMER 1970 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. ms. scraped capsule 8 bts. per lot $800 - $1,200

Deep garnet-black in color, the 1996 is classic Latour at its utmost. The nose offers a tantalizing array of complex notes including dried Chinese plums, toasted nuts, Indian spices and black olive tapenade over a core of dried cherries and aged meat. The palate is pure power that is stunningly balanced giving a generous level of fruit concentration perfectly offset by a high level of very finely grained tannins and seamless freshness. Possessing a finish that just goes on and on, this is as good as it gets. WS 96 WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,000

101 CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2000 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 3 x scuffed labels Beginning to open magnificently, the still dense purple-colored 2000 reveals a blossoming bouquet of blackberries, cassis, graphite and pen ink. Full-bodied with velvety tannins that have resolved themselves beautifully over the last eleven years, this wine is still an adolescent, but it exhibits admirable purity, texture, mouthfeel and power combined with elegance. One of the all-time great examples of Lynch Bages, the 2000 is just beginning to drink well yet promises to last for another 20-25 + years. August 2011 Drink: 2011-2036 WS 96 WA 97

This is a really balanced and beautiful year with chocolate, currant and walnut character. Medium body and fine and silky tannins. Shows autumnal and light mushroom undertones. Just moving into its maturity. A warm yet fresh vintage. November 2016 jamessuckling.com WS 97 JS 96

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2 mags.

WS 92 WA 93

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6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2005 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2001 Tuscany. u. bn.

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CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1996 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 4 x scuffed labels

6 bts. per lot $900 - $1,100

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

The massive 2001 Masseto forms with Le Macchiole’s Messorio and Tua Rita’s Redigaffi a trio of world class Merlots in a ten square mile area where the variety virtually did not exist 15 years ago. The volume, richness, and sumptuousness are almost beyond description, as are the length and density of the flow and finish, but there is an underlying vein of purity and freshness which help maintain an impeccable balance. April 2006 WS 100 WA 98 JS 100 2 bts.

per lot $2,300 - $2,600

CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1996 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 5 x scuffed labels

3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

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6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

CHÂTEAU CLIMENS 2005 Sauternes-Barsac. 1er Cru Classé 6 hf. bts.

per lot $400 - $600

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CHÂTEAU CANTEMERLE 1996 (4) Haut-Médoc. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2005 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 1996 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 2 x wrinkled & scuffed labels

The palate is medium-bodied, but dense and structured—certainly a more masculine PontetCanet built for long-term ageing. Yet it retains marvelous freshness and vitality all the way through to the pencil-lead, quite saline finish. I suspect that the 2009 Pontet-Canet is more approachable than the 2005, so heeding Robert Parker's sage advice, afford this up to ten years in your cellar and then reap the rewards of patience. Tasted February 2016. Drink Date 2025-2050 WS 96 WA 97

CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1996 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 4 x scuffed labels. 2 x scraped labels

CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1970 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. ts. scraped label CHÂTEAU SISQUEILLE RIVESALTES 1942 (1) Languedoc-Roussillon. 8 bts. per lot $700 - $900

106 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1996 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé Drink: 2015-2035 WA 94 CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 1996 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé The 1996 Pichon-Longueville Baron has a deep garnet core with some bricking on the rim. The nose is fragrant and generous with more red fruit than black, cedar and tobacco, fine definition, perhaps a li"le rustic in keeping with the winemaking at the time, but certainly giving lots of pleasure. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin -- a cohesive Pauillac with plenty of depth and fine balance. The acidity lends this plenty of freshness and it does not shortchange you with plenty of tarry, cedary fruit. You come away with the impression that this Pichon Baron is going to continue to improve although I would not burn anyone at the stake for opening it now. If you cannot afford the First Growth then this (and Pichon Lalande) would be where I would come. Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2035 WA 94 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

107 CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 2003 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé WA 94 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2003 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé The spectacular 2003 Pontet Canet is still incredibly young and vigorous. This full-bodied classic boasts a dense purple color as well as a superb nose of graphite, creme de cassis, forest floor, licorice and a hint of truffles, low acidity, and extravagant richness. Most of the tannins have been resolved in this superstar of the vintage. It should continue to drink well for 10 -15+ years. Issue date 27 August 2014 Drink: 2014 -2029 WS 94 WA 95+ 4 bts. per lot $500 - $700

6 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,300

109 CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 2009 Pomerol. Tasted at the Trotanoy vertical in Hong Kong, the 2009 Trotanoy has long been one of the standout Pomerols in what was a fecund year for the appellation. This bo"le reaffirmed previous reviews, although the aromatics were perhaps a li"le more immediate with blackberry, roasted chestnut and truffles, just a touch of glycerin, all delivered with fabulous precision. The oak is more assimilated on the palate that still feels succulent. But, look a li"le further and there is real backbone cloaked by all that fruit, plus there is awe-inspiring persistence on the finish that just lacquers the mouth. Stupendous! Tasted November 2016. WS 98 WA 97

Tasted at the château, the 1996 Cos d'Estournel was aged in 65% new oak (unlike the 1995 which was 100%) and is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot. It has a straight down the line, intense and focused, graphite and melted tar bouquet. It is almost Pauillac in style, no surprise given its proximity. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh acidity, finer tannin than the 1986 Cos d'Estournel tasted alongside, but sharing those same leitmotifs of black pepper and sea salt. I like the nonchalance of this Cos d'Estournel. At 20 years it is not an ostentatious wine, not determined to go out and impress, but its nuance, stylishness and classicism grow on you. Its virtues seem to register only a%er you swallow the wine and find yourself tempted back for more. Excellent. Tasted July 2016. WA 94 6 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

112 CHÂTEAU BEAU-SÉJOUR BÉCOT 2005 (1 mag.) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B WA 94+ CHÂTEAU FIGEAC 1970 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u. 1 x ts. 1 x hs. 2 x scraped labels

3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

CHÂTEAU PAVIE MACQUIN 1996 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B 1 x scraped label

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CHÂTEAU GAZIN 1996 (3) Pomerol. u. 2 x bn.

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CHÂTEAU LE BON PASTEUR 1996 (2) Pomerol. u. 1 x bn.

CHÂTEAU CALON SÉGUR 1996 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label

5 bts. per lot $300 - $500

CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1970 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. vts. bin soiled label

per lot $700 - $900

CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2005 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label The 2005 Cos d’Estournel is another great success from this property, which is owned by Michel Reybier. A superstar of St.-Estèphe in this vintage, this wine has a dense ruby/purple color, beautiful, sweet cassis and blackcurrant fruit, some floral notes, spice and a touch of oak in a full-bodied, layered, impressive multidimensional style. The tannins are surprisingly sweet and well-integrated, as is the acidity, alcohol and wood. This is a beauty and certainly the top wine of St.-Estèphe. Drink it over the next 25+ years. June 2015 WS 96 WA 97 CHÂTEAU LILIAN LADOUYS 2010 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000


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CHÂTEAU RIEUSSEC 2005 (3 hf. bt.) Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scraped label

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

The 2005 Rieussec is a blend of 90% Semillon, 8% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle picked between 23 September and 27 October. It has a fabulous bouquet that is mineral-rich and tensile. The palate repeats its performance from last year: focused, tense, laden with botrytis-rich fruit with a crystalline and sorbetfresh finish that seals the deal. One of the best releases from the estate in recent years. Tasted April 2016. Drink: 2016-2040 WS 96 WA 97

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WS 92 WA 96 5 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

115 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2003 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2005 (1 mag.) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. WA 92

CHÂTEAU RIEUSSEC 2005 (6) Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé 5 x scuffed labels WS 96 WA 97

3 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $800 - $1,000

6 bts. & 3 hf. bts.

per lot $400 - $600

2 mags.

per lot $400 - $600

123 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2005 (1 3 ltr., OWC) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. WA 95 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2005 (6) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. WA 95

116 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2005 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label WA 92

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6 bts. & 1 3 ltr.

CHÂTEAU SUDUIRAUT 2005 (3 hf. bt.) Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped label

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6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

CHÂTEAU SUDUIRAUT 2005 (6) Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé 4 x scuffed labels

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CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1967 Sauternais. Premier Cru Supérieur u. ts. soiled & stained label

6 bts. & 3 hf. bts.

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1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

118 CHÂTEAU DOISY-DAËNE 2005 (1 mag.) Sauternais. scuffed label CHÂTEAU DOISY-DAËNE 2005 (6 hf. bt.) Sauternais. 6 hf. bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $300 - $500

per lot $400 - $600

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 1992 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 2 cm. peeling label CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 1998 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2005 (6) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2005 (2 mag.) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Reminiscent of the 1995, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape is tight, structured and backward, with high acidity and tannin. Showing notes of blackcurrants, black raspberry, truffle, damp earth and cedar, with medium to full-bodied richness and depth, it needs another 3-5 years to reach the early stages of maturity, at which point it will hold for another decade or more. February 2015 Drink: 2017-2035 WA 95 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2005 (1 3 ltr., OWC) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. WA 95 1 3 ltr. & 2 mags.

per lot $1,100 - $1,300

per lot $900 - $1,100

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DOMAINE DE VIEUX TÉLÉGRAPHE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE “LA CRAU” 2005 (6) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

BOLLINGER CHAMPAGNE LA GRANDE ANNÉE 1996 (1, OC) Champagne.

Cassis, crushed rocks, graphite, beef blood and iron-like aromas and flavors are all present here, and it offers incredible depth and richness on the palate, with gorgeous purity, masses of tannin and a rock-star finish. A wine that could make you run out of adjectives, it too is another wine that goes flying off the scale. Tasted 2014. WA 100 CLOS SAINT-JEAN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE LA COMBE DES FOUS 2007 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. The two special cuvees are both as good as wine can get. The 2007 Châteauneuf du Pape la Combe des Fous is the more pure, elegant and seamless of the two, but it’s still a huge wine that has overflowing notions of smoked meats, ripe black currants, toasted spice, liquid smoke and garrigue. It’s u"erly seamless on the palate, with fine tannin, no hard edges and incredible purity of fruit. It’s firing on all cylinders but certainly has another decade or more of prime drinking. February 2017 Drink: 2010-2027 WA 100 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

126 CLOS DES PAPES CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2005 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 1 x scraped label Hi"ing a natural 15.5% alcohol, Paul-Vincent’s 2005 Châteauneuf du Pape is decidedly more elegant and finesse-styled now than it was on release, where it was more dominated by its tannic structure. Still a youthful ruby color, it offers up a perfumed bouquet of kirsch and blackberry-like fruits, licorice, incense, Asian spice and forest floor. This is followed by a medium to full-bodied, seamless, elegant wine that’s lost all of its baby fat, yet still has a core of sweet fruit, fine tannin and a balanced, harmonious feel. It’s not a powerhouse, and is drinking nicely today, with another decade of longevity. February 2015 WA 94 DOMAINE DE VIEUX TÉLÉGRAPHE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE “LA CRAU” 2005 (6) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. One of the most age-worthy cuvees in the appellation, Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe’s 2005 Châteauneuf du Pape was gorgeous on this occasion, showing classic iodine, seaweed and peppery herbs intermixed with layers of sweet currant, plum and blackberry fruits. Fullbodied, powerful and ripe, with a still youthful profile, this beauty won’t hit full maturity for another 3-4 years, and should hold for a decade or more a#er that. February 2015 WS 95 WA 95 8 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

WS 95 WA 95 FAMILLE PERRIN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE LES SINARDS 2013 (2 hf. bt.) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 6 bts. & 2 hf. bts.

per lot $600 - $800

128 LE VIEUX DONJON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 1998 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 x bn. 1 x scraped label WS 97 WA 96 LE VIEUX DONJON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2007 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Up there with the 2010 in terms of quality, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape dishes out loads of plum, lavender, ground pepper and licorice in its full-bodied, ripe and layered profile. Possessing a rock-star texture, no hard edges and beautiful concentration, it’s drinking nicely now, and should continue to evolve gracefully for another decade. August 2014. Drink: 2014 -2024 WS 94 WA 96 3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

129 LE VIEUX DONJON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

LANSON CHAMPAGNE GOLD LABEL BRUT 1996 (1) Champagne. MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON 1996 (1, OC) Champagne. The brilliant 1996 Dom Perignon, which has largely disappeared from the marketplace, may be the finest young example of DP I have ever tasted. Notes of crushed rocks, honeysuckle, lemon oil, orange marmalade, and white pear provide a stunning aromatic display as well as palate impression. Great acidity and huge flavor intensity backed up by vibrant acidity make this an exquisite Champagne. It should drink well for 20-25 years, possibly longer. Readers should remember that the 1971 Dom Perignon Rose is still drinking exquisitely. I recently had the 1969 and 1970 Dom Perignons (from magnum), and both were drinking brilliantly. It makes one realize just how longlived these wines can be. December 2005 Drink: 2005-2030 WA 98 NICOLAS FEUILLATTE CHAMPAGNE BRUT CUVÉE PALMES D'OR 1996 (1, OC) Champagne. 4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

132 DOM PÉRIGNON CHAMPAGNE BRUT 2005 (1) Champagne. WA 94 DOM PÉRIGNON CHAMPAGNE BRUT 2006 (1) Champagne.

WA 93 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

6 bts. per lot $400 - $600

130 LE VIEUX DONJON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. WA 93 6 bts. per lot $400 - $600

133 NICOLAS MAILLART CHAMPAGNE BRUT MILLÉSIMÉ 2005 Champagne. Premier Cru Classé 5 x wrinkled labels 5 bts. per lot $400 - $600

134 CHARLES HEIDSIECK CHAMPAGNE BRUT MILLÉSIMÉ 1995 (1, OC) Champagne. PIPER-HEIDSIECK CHAMPAGNE BRUT MILLÉSIMÉ 1995 (1) Champagne. raised label 2 bts.

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DOW'S LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT 2005 Douro, Portugal.

TAYLOR FLADGATE LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT 2005 (1) Douro, Portugal. scraped label

Tightly-packed with notes of citrus oil, orange rind, white peach, honeysuckle, and brioche, the medium to full-bodied 1996 La Grande Dame Brut should age well for 15-20 years. Crisp, fresh, and backward, it is another brilliant example from the exquisite 1996 vintage. December 2005 WA 95

12 bts. per lot $400 - $600

TAYLOR FLADGATE VINTAGE PORT 1970 (2) Douro, Portugal. u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. soiled & scraped labels

2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

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GRAHAM'S LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT 2005 Douro, Portugal.

TAYLOR FLADGATE VINTAGE PORT 1977 (1) Douro, Portugal. raised, scraped & damaged label WA 96

11 bts. per lot $500 - $700

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FATTORIA DI FÈLSINA BERARDENGA FONTALLORO 1999 (3) Tuscany. u. 3 x bn. 1 x scraped capsule POGGIO ANTICO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA 1995 (2) Tuscany. 2 x scraped labels

140 GRAHAM VINTAGE PORT 1970 (5) Douro, Portugal. u. 5 x vts. soiled & scuffed labels GRAHAM'S LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT 2009 (1) Douro, Portugal.

ROCCOLO GRASSI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA 1996 (3) Veneto.

6 bts. per lot $700 - $900

TENIMENTI D'ALESSANDRO SYRAH CORTONA IL BOSCO 1998 (2) Tuscany.

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TENIMENTI D'ALESSANDRO SYRAH DI MANZANO PODERE IL BOSCO 1997 (1) Tuscany. u. vts. TENUTA SETTE PONTI ORENO 2005 (2) Tuscany. WS 95 13 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

137 ALVEAR PEDRO XIMÉNEZ MONTILLAMORILES SOLERA 1927 (4 hf. bt.) Montilla-Moriles, Spain. u. 1 x bn. 2 x scraped labels BODEGAS MUGA RIOJA SELECCIÓN ESPECIAL 2001 (1) Rioja, Spain. u. bn. peeling label

KOPKE PORTO COLHEITA 1967 (3) Douro, Portugal. The 1967 Colheita Tawny Port comes in with 142 grams per liter of residual sugar. This is a nice step up compared to the younger parts of the lineup, elegant and focused, with a precise finish, a fresh feel, li"le discernible brandy and a long, long finish. The classic old tawny flavors of molasses and caramel wash over the palate. This isn't big and thick, but some may very well prefer its elegant and brighter feel. In many ways, it is fresher than the 1981 or 1999 reviewed this issue, and it is be"er balanced than the 1937. It is very pre"y. August 2017 Drink: 2017-2060 WA 95 KOPKE PORTO COLHEITA 1996 (2) Douro, Portugal. u. 1 x bn. 5 bts. per lot $400 - $600

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BODEGAS MUGA RIOJA TORRE MUGA 1995 (1) Rioja, Spain. u. bn. scraped label

QUINTA DO CRASTO DOURO RESERVA OLD VINES 2005 (4 mag., OWC) Douro, Portugal.

GONZALEZ-BYASS PEDRO XIMÉNEZ JEREZXÉRÈS-SHERRY VIEJO NOÉ (30 YEARS/AÑOS) (1 hf. bt., OC) Spain.

QUINTA DO CRASTO DOURO RESERVA OLD VINES 2005 (2) Douro, Portugal. 2 bts. & 4 mags.

2 bts. & 5 hf. bts.

per lot $500 - $700

per lot $400 - $600

145 FONSECA LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT UNFILTERED 2009 (2) Douro, Portugal. 1 x scuffed label FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 1994 (1) Douro, Portugal. scuffed label One of the most spectacular 1994s, this opaque purple-colored wine is an exotic, flamboyant, ostentatious port. Extremely fragrant and pungent, with a flashy display of jammy cassis, pepper, licorice, and truffles, this port is an a"ention-grabber. Awesomely rich, and fullbodied, with superb length, richness, and overall balance, it possesses a huge mid-palate, layers of flavor, an unctuous texture, and a blockbuster finish. Everything is in place, with the brandy and tannin well-integrated, even concealed by the masses of fruit and glycerin. This wine will drink fabulously well at age ten, but keep for up to thirty years. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2035. October 1996. WA 97 NIEPOORT VINTAGE PORT 2000 (2) Douro, Portugal. WARRE'S VINTAGE PORT 1970 (2) Douro, Portugal. u. 1 x bn. 1 x ts. 2 x scraped labels 7 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

146 ALBERT GESSINGER ZELTINGER SONNENUHR RIESLING AUSLESE LANGE GOLDKAPSEL 2005 Mosel-Saar-Ruwer. 1 x scraped & peeling label 12 bts. per lot $400 - $600

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QUINTA DO VESUVIO VINTAGE PORT 2005 Douro, Portugal.

12 bts. per lot $400 - $600

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BAROSSA VALLEY ESTATE SHIRAZ E & E BLACK PEPPER 1994 (1) Barossa Valley, South Australia. scraped label

ELDERTON SHIRAZ COMMAND SINGLE VINEYARD 1995 (1) Barossa Valley, South Australia.

BAROSSA VALLEY ESTATE SHIRAZ E & E BLACK PEPPER 1995 (1) Barossa Valley, South Australia. scraped label

ELDERTON SHIRAZ COMMAND SINGLE VINEYARD 1996 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia.

The 2005 Monte Bello is beginning to drink very well indeed, revealing complex aromas of sweet currant fruit, rich soil, cedar cigar box and sweet spices. With time in the glass, nuances of dark chocolate and loamy soil emerge too. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with fine-grained structuring tannins, the first signs of emerging savory nuance and a bright, beautifully focused finish. As it approaches age 13, the 2005 is still very youthful—indeed, this particular bo!le was more reserved and taut than the last four or five that I've encountered— so there's certainly no rush to drink it. Cropped at just under one ton per acre, the 2005 is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc that a!ained 13.4% natural alcohol. May 2018 Drink: 2018-2038 WA 97 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

BAROSSA VALLEY ESTATE SHIRAZ E & E BLACK PEPPER 1996 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia. BROKENWOOD SHIRAZ GRAVEYARD VINEYARD 1996 (1) Australia.

Elderton’s flagship is the single vineyard Command Shiraz, a wine with serious aging potential, and one with which all other South Australia Shiraz must be compared. The opaque purple/black 2005 Command Shiraz was aged in French and American oak puncheons (500-liter barrels). It offers up a sexy/kinky bouquet of wood smoke, lavender, leather, game, mineral, black raspberry, and blueberry pie. Voluptuous on the palate, complex, and dense, it demands a decade of cellaring a#er which it should offer hedonists much pleasure through 2035. February 2009 WA 97

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STONESTREET LEGACY 1996 (1) Napa Valley. VON STRASSER CABERNET SAUVIGNON DIAMOND MOUNTAIN 1997 (1 hf. bt.) Napa Valley. u. bn. 6 bts. & 1 hf. bt.

per lot $400 - $600

WA 94

BROKENWOOD SHIRAZ RAYNER VINEYARD 1999 (2) McLaren Vale, Australia.

CAYMUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1994 (1) Napa Valley. scraped label

ST. SUPÉRY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2005 (2) Napa Valley. 1 x scraped label. 2 x scuffed labels

ELDERTON SHIRAZ COMMAND SINGLE VINEYARD 1999 (1) Barossa Valley, South Australia.

ELDERTON SHIRAZ COMMAND SINGLE VINEYARD 2005 (6) Barossa Valley, South Australia.

8 bts. per lot $500 - $700

SILVER OAK CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2000 (1) Napa Valley. u. bn.

WA 93

BROKENWOOD SHIRAZ GRAVEYARD VINEYARD 1999 (1) Australia.

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CHATEAU ST. JEAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON CINQ CÉPAGES 1996 (1) Sonoma Valley. u. bn.

WA 94

D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2001 McLaren Vale, Australia. 4 x scuffed labels Readers should be on the look out for the 2001 The Dead Arm Shiraz, one of the greatest examples of this cuvee. Its dense black/purple color is accompanied by celestial aromas of melted licorice, graphite, blackberries, cassis, incense, anise, and toasty oak. Fabulously concentrated, with great purity, an unctuous, viscous texture, and an amazingly long, 60second plus finish, this fabulous baby will need 5-6 years of cellaring, and should drink well over the following 20-25 years. August 2003 Drink: 2008-2033 WA 98 6 bts. per lot $500 - $700

10 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

154 HARDYS SHIRAZ EILEEN HARDY 1995 (3) Australia. u. 2 x bn. 1 x vts HARDYS SHIRAZ EILEEN HARDY 1996 (1 mag.) Australia. u. bn. wrinkled label HARDYS SHIRAZ EILEEN HARDY 1996 (2) Australia. u. 1 x bn. HARDYS SHIRAZ EILEEN HARDY 1997 (2) Australia. LEASINGHAM SHIRAZ CLASSIC CLARE 1998 (1) Clare Valley, Australia.

150 RIDGE VINEYARDS SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS ESTATE 2000 California.

8 bts. & 1 mag.

2 bts.

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PARKER COONAWARRA ESTATE TERRA ROSSA FIRST GROWTH 1998 (2) Australia.

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2009 Pomerol.

The 2005 Don Melchor was cropped from an almost perfect year, when the grapes were picked between April 11 and May 19 in a slightly warmer year that provided powerful wines. The bo!led wine was Cabernet Sauvignon with some 3% Cabernet Franc and had been matured in French oak barrels for 15 months, with 70% new barrels and the rest second use. Somehow this vintage had never been rated before, and I'm glad I did because it's a very good year, with average rain and not so high temperature, with a combination of power and finesse, notes of ash, earth, red and black fruit and a powerful palate. You see more the hand of a good winemaker here; there is very good balance, quality of tannins and freshness. This has balance, finesse and energy. It's evolving at a very slow pace, and it should continue aging forever in bo!le. 228,000 bo!les produced. April 2017 Drink: 2017-2035 WA 94

PENFOLDS CABERNET SHIRAZ BIN 389 1996 (2) South Australia. 2 x scraped & wrinkled labels TORBRECK SHIRAZ THE STRUIE 2002 (1) Barossa Valley, South Australia. scuffed label 5 bts. per lot $300 - $500

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DON MELCHOR CONCHA Y TORO CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2005 (OWC) Chile.

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DON MELCHOR CONCHA Y TORO CABERNET SAUVIGNON DON MELCHOR 2005 (6, OWC) Chile.

2 mags.

WA 94

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per lot $800 - $1,000

157 HUNGAROVIN TOKAJI ASZU ESSENCIA 1976 (1 hf ltr.) Hungary. scuffed label ROYAL TOKAJI WINE CO. TOKAJI ASZÚ 5 PUTTONYOS BLUE LABEL 1991 (2 hf ltr.) Hungary. u. vts. 2 x soiled labels ROYAL TOKAJI WINE CO. TOKAJI ASZÚ 5 PUTTONYOS RED LABEL 1999 (1 500 ml.) Hungary. u. bn. scraped label 1 500 ml. & 3 hf. ltrs.

per lot $300 - $500

158 CASA LAPOSTOLLE CLOS APALTA 2005 (OWC) Chile. 6 bts. per lot $600 - $800

An opulent Petrus very much in the stylistic family of the 1990, this 100% Merlot has a dense plum/purple color and a sweet nose of mulberries, black cherries, some subtle toast and licorice as well as a floral element. A wine of great intensity, a multidimensional mouthfeel and full-bodied, stunning concentration, the 2009 Petrus is everything one would expect of it. Given the sweetness of its tannin, much like the 1990, I suspect this wine will always be “open for business,” appealing even in its youth. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2050+. WS 98 WA 100 JS 99

per lot $400 - $600

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2010 Pomerol. The harvest at Petrus took place between September 27 and October 12, and the 2010 finished at 14.1% natural alcohol, which is slightly lower than the 2009's 14.5%. The 2010 reminds me somewhat of the pre-1975 vintages of Petrus, a monster-in-the-making, with loads of mulberry, coffee, licorice and black cherry notes with an overlay of enormous amounts of glycerin and depth. Stunningly rich, full-bodied and more tannic and classic than the 2009, this is an awesome Petrus, but probably needs to be forgo!en for 8-10 years. It should last at least another 50 or more. WA 100 JS 100 1 bt.

per lot $3,600 - $4,000

per lot $3,600 - $4,000

PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1989 Rhône. u. 2 x 2 cm. 1 x 1 cm. 3 scraped labels Lacking that extra dimension of freshness and purity of the '90, the 1989 Hermitage la Chapelle is still a fabulous wine that offers sensational aromatic fireworks to go with fullbodied richness and depth. Showing classic la Chapelle smoked meats, currants, wood smoke and chocolate, this beauty hits the palate with no hard edges, a blockbuster texture and a finish that just won't quit. It shows the slightly more masculine, austere edge of the vintage, but the tannin is beautifully sweet and it packs a serious amount of fruit in the mid-palate. Drink: 2015-2045 WA 96 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

165 PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1989 Rhône. u. 1 x 2 cm. 2 x 1.5 cm. 3 scraped labels.

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CHÂTEAU GUIRAUD 1996 (1) Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé scraped label

3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU LA TOUR BLANCHE SAUTERNES 2005 (6 hf. bt.) Sauternais.

Lots 166-175 A Selection from Several Collectors

1 bt. & 6 hf. bts.

per lot $300 - $500

166 CHÂTEAU BRANE-CANTENAC 2000 (1) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé WA 93 CHÂTEAU GISCOURS 2000 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU GISCOURS 2003 (4) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé 3 x scuffed labels. 1 x wrinkled label 6 bts. per lot $500 - $700


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CHÂTEAU KIRWAN 2000 (5) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé 5 x scraped & wrinkled labels

CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 2003 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 3 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label

CHÂTEAU CLIMENS 1989 (3 hf. bt.) Sauternes-Barsac. 1er Cru Classé u. 3 x bn.

CHÂTEAU KIRWAN 2001 (3) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé 3 x scraped labels

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2004 (1 mag.) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label

CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 2001 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label

8 bts. per lot $500 - $700

168 CHÂTEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPÉRY 1999 (1 mag.) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPÉRY 2000 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé This estate, which has continued to impress me in recent years, hit a home run in 2000. Showing slightly be!er than I rated it previously, this wine is deep bluish/purple with some lightening at the edge, and its floral nose displays notes of melted licorice, crushed rock, blueberries and black raspberries. A wine of extraordinary balance, equilibrium, and purity, with supple tannins, this medium to full-bodied, concentrated effort is already compelling and has hit its window of full maturity, where it should stay for another 15-20 years.June 2010 Drink: 2010-2030 WA 95 CHÂTEAU PRIEURÉ-LICHINE 2005 (1 mag.) Margaux. 4ième Cru Classé u. bn. scraped label 1 bt. & 2 mags.

per lot $600 - $800

169 CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 2000 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 7 x scuffed labels. 1 x stained label The 2000 Château Grand Puy Lacoste is an exceptional wine from Xavier Borie. It has a brilliant nose of blackberry, crushed stone, graphite and cedar. Pu!ing it to one side for ten to 15 minutes reveals subtle mint-like aromas that whisk you straight to Pauillac. The palate is smooth and silky, cloaking the tannic frame of this GPL so that you barely notice it. But that will stand it in good stead for the longterm, the cornerstone of all great wines from this estate. Then there is that hint of spice on the a#ertaste—the show ain't over yet. Served alongside a magnum of Pichon Baron 2000, I would say that at the moment, it does not quite possess the same level of precision. However, it remains a magnificent Pauillac to cherish longterm. Tasted January 2016. Drink: 2020-2045 WS 92 WA 95 7 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

3 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $500 - $700

171 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1995 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé wrinkled label

CHÂTEAU GUIRAUD 1990 (1) Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé u. bn. scuffed label CHÂTEAU RAYMOND-LAFON 1988 (1 hf. bt.) Sauternais. u. ts. scuffed label 3 bts. & 4 hf. bts.

per lot $400 - $600

Opulent, with forward aromatics (gobs of black fruits intermixed with toasty pain grille scents and a boatload of spice), this terrific Cos possesses remarkable intensity, full body, and layers of jammy fruit nicely framed by the wine's new oak. Because of low acidity and sweet tannin, the 1995 will be difficult to resist young, although it will age for 2-3 decades. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2025. WS 94 WA 95

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CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2000 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2001 (3 hf. bt.) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 2 x stained labels. 1 peeling label

It is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot picked from 22 September to 7 October. I afforded it a couple of hours in the glass and it responded with plenty of pure ripe blackberry and raspberry fruit, hints of cold slate and even charcoal emerging with time. Tasted June 2016. Drink: 2023-2060 WA 94+ CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2005 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels It is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 3.5% Cabernet Franc and .5% Petit Verdot picked between 23 September and 9 October. The bouquet is extremely detailed, displaying more red berry fruit compared to the 2010 Montrose that leans towards black. Graphite and cedar emerge with time, even an unusual floral scent that is uncommon with respect to this property, whilst all the time retaining fantastic focus and delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with a ferrous tincture on the entry. There are the first signs of secondary notes (dried leaves and bay leaf), but it is the tannic backbone and the precision that really defines this Montrose at the moment. Tasted June 2016. Drink: 2025-2065 WA 97 5 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

172 CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE (DULUC-DUCRU) 2000 Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé 3 x scuffed labels. 1 x stained label 5 bts. per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 1998 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 2 cm. scraped label WA 93

This inky/ruby/purple-colored cuvee offers a classic Beaucastel bouquet of new saddle leather, cigar smoke, roasted herbs, black truffles, underbrush, and blackberry as well as cherry fruit. It is a superb, earthy expression of this Mourvedre-dominated cuvee. Full-bodied and powerful, it will undoubtedly close down over the next several years, not to re-emerge for 7-8 years. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025. WS 93 WA 96 DOMAINE DE VIEUX TÉLÉGRAPHE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE “LA CRAU” 1995 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. 2 bts. & 3 hf. bts.

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CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1996 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé

CAOL ILA ISLAY SINGLE MALT WHISKY (ONE 75 CL, OC) Caol Ila Distillery. Islay, Scotland.

This is one of the vintage’s greatest wines. Dense purple and youthful, with a glorious nose of earth, blackcurrants, sweet black cherries and incense, the oak is pushed way in the background, as it is in all of the Moueix wines, and the result is a wine of terroir, of great originality and authenticity. This full-bodied classic from Dominus can be drunk now, but really won’t hit its prime for another 4-5 years and last at least another two decades or more. June 2015 Drink: 2019-2040 WA 98 PAHLMEYER PROPRIETARY RED 2006 (1) Napa Valley. wrinkled label There are 7,000 cases of the prodigious 2006 Proprietary Red Wine (a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec). Most of the fruit comes from the Stagecoach Vineyard and the Waters Ranch. Sweet, smoky, meaty aromas interwoven with melted asphalt, camphor, blackberry, cassis, and charcoal scents emerge from the complex aromatics. In the mouth, the wine is full-bodied, displaying sweet tannin, a concentrated mouthfeel, and a long, heady finish with substantial fruit, glycerin, and extract. It should drink beautifully for 20+ years. December 2008 WA 95 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

176 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2002 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé wrinkled labels WA 93 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

Tasted at the château, the 1996 Cos d'Estournel was aged in 65% new oak (unlike the 1995 which was 100%) and is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot. It has a straight down the line, intense and focused, graphite and melted tar bouquet. It is almost Pauillac in style, no surprise given its proximity. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh acidity, finer tannin than the 1986 Cos d'Estournel tasted alongside, but sharing those same leitmotifs of black pepper and sea salt. I like the nonchalance of this Cos d'Estournel. At 20 years it is not an ostentatious wine, not determined to go out and impress, but its nuance, stylishness and classicism grow on you. Its virtues seem to register only a"er you swallow the wine and find yourself tempted back for more. Excellent. Tasted July 2016. WA 94

59.2% ABV / 75 cl Notes: Natural Cask Strength CRAGGANMORE SINGLE SPEYSIDE MALT WHISKY (ONE 750 ML, OC) Speyside, Scotland. 40% ABV / 750 ml Distilled: 1986 Bo#le: Batch # CggD-6552 Notes: the Distiller's Edition (Independent Bo#ler). Double Matured

4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

HIGHLAND PARK SINGLE HIGHLAND MALT SCOTCH WHISKY (ONE 70 CL, OC) Forbes Ross Co Ltd. Highlands, Scotland.

Lots 180-198 An Array of Fine Spirits

46% ABV / 70 cl

180

Distilled: 1977

ARDBEG SINGLE ISLAY MALT SCOTCH WHISKY 17 YEARS (ONE 750 ML, OC) Ardbeg Distillery Ltd. Islay, Scotland. low neck

Bo#led: 2001 Notes: Private Cellar (Independent Bo#ler)

Notes: The Ultimate

PITTYVAICH SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY 15 YEARS (ONE 700 ML, OC) Pi#yvaich Distillery. Douglas Laing & Co Ltd. Speyside, Scotland.

1 bt.

50% ABV / 700 ml

43% ABV / 750 ml

per lot $400 - $600

Distilled: January 2 1989

181

Bo#led: January 1 2004

BUNNAHABHAIN SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY 33 YEARS (ONE 700 ML, OC) Burns Stewards Distilllers. Islay, Scotland.

Bo#le: 1/363 Notes: Old Malt Cask 50 (independent Bo#ler) Non Chill Filtered

49% ABV / 700 ml

177 MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON 1982 (1) Champagne. scuffed label WA 96 MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON 1992 (1) Champagne. 2 bts.

Bo#led: 2010

THE ARRAN MALT SINGLE ISLAND MALT SCOTCH WHISKY (ONE 70 CL, OC) Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd. Highlands, Scotland.

Finish / Cask: Fino Sherry

43% ABV / 70 cl

Distilled: 1976

per lot $700 - $900

178 DOMAINE DES VAROILLES CHARMESCHAMBERTIN 1999 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 11 x scraped labels 11 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

Bo#le: #223/465 Notes: Jim McEwan's Celtic Heartlands. Murray McDavid (Independent Bo#ler). Original Leather Case

THE THIRTEEN BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY 13 (ONE 750 ML, OC) Whyte & MacKay Distillers Ltd. Glasgow, Scotland.

1 bt.

40% ABV / 750 ml

per lot $500 - $700

Notes: Whyte & Mackay (Independent bo#ler). Double Marriage Blend 6 bts.

per lot $300 - $600


183

187

191

GLENFIDDICH SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY 30 YEARS (ONE 70 CL, OC) William Grant & Sons. Du!own, Scotland.

ICHIRO'S MALT MIZUNARA WOOD RESERVE PURE MALT WHISKY NAS (ONE 700ML, OC) Venture Whisky. Saitama, Japan.

RÉMY MARTIN LOUIS XIII XO GRANDE CHAMPAGNE COGNAC (ONE 26.6 OZ, OC) Rémy Martin & Co. Cognac, France. high shoulder

46% ABV / 700ml

40% ABV / 26.6 oz

Notes: Non Chilled-Filtered. Non Coloured

Notes: Grand Champage Very Old. Wicker case. Baccarat Crystal Bo"le

ICHIRO'S MALT WINE WOOD RESERVE PURE MALT WHISKY NAS (ONE 700ML, OC) Venture Whisky. Saitama, Japan.

1 bt.

43% ABV / 70 cl Finish / Cask: Olorosso & Bourbon/Cask #00036 Bo"le: #8650 Notes: Original Leather Case 1 bt.

per lot $400 - $600

Notes: Non Chilled-Filtered. Non Coloured

184 GLENGLASSAUGH SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY 25 (ONE 70 CL, OC) Glengassaugh Distillery. Speyside, Scotland. 45.2% ABV / 70 cl Distilled: 1978 Bo"led: March 2003 Finish / Cask: Sherry Hogshead Bo"le: #1/228 Notes: Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection (Independent Bo"ler). Cask Strength 1 bt.

per lot $400 - $600

2 bts.

per lot $200 - $300

188

43% ABV / 75 cl Distilled: 1974 Bo"led: 2000 Notes: Limited 1974 Bo"ling per lot $300 - $400

186 HENNESSY PARADIS EXTRA RARE COGNAC NAS (ONE 750 ML, OC) Hennessy & Co. Cognac, France.

Distilled: November 12 1974 Bo"led: January 30 2001

4300% ABV / 750 ml

Bo"le: #99

Distilled: 1986

Notes: Single Barrel. Single Cask

Bo"led: 2002

1 bt.

Finish / Cask: Cask #15206

per lot $200 - $300

Bo"le: #lgv.4/490

per lot $200 - $300

NIKKA TAKETSURU PURE MALT WHISKY 21 YEARS (ONE 700ML, OC) The NIkka Whisky Distilling Co. Ltd. Yoichi, Japan. 43% ABV / 700ml Notes: Blended 1 bt.

193 THE HAKUSHU SINGLE MALT JAPANESE WHISKY 12 YEARS (ONE 750 ML) Suntory. Yamanashi, Japan. 43% ABV / 750 ml

189

per lot $200 - $300

1 bt.

per lot $200 - $300

194 THE MACALLAN HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY 18 YEARS (ONE 750 ML, OC) The Macallan Distillery Ltd. Highlands, Scotland. low neck 43% ABV / 750 ml

190

40% ABV / 750 ml

OLD RIP VAN WINKLE HANDMADE KENTUCKY STRENGTH BOURBON WHISKEY 10 YEARS (ONE 750 ML) Buffalo Trace Distillery. Frankfort, Kentucky.

Finish / Cask: French Oak

53.5% ABV / 750 ml

1 bt.

1 bt.

per lot $900 - $1,100

THE BALVENIE SINGLE BARREL MALT SCOTCH WHISKY 25 YEARS (ONE 75 CL, OC) The Balvenie Distillery Company. Du!own, Scotland.

LAGAVULIN SINGLE ISLAY MALT WHISKY NAS (ONE 750 ML, OC) Lagavulin Distillery. Islay, Scotland.

1 bt.

GLENMORANGIE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY NAS (ONE 75 CL, OC) Glenmorangie Distillery. Coy, Tain, Ross-Shire. Highlands, Scotland.

192

46.9% ABV / 75 cl

Notes: Distiller's Edition (independent Bo"ler). Double Matured

185

1 bt.

46% ABV / 700ml

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

per lot $400 - $700

Distilled: 1988 Finish / Cask: Sherry 1 bt.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

195 THE YAMAZAKI SINGLE MALT JAPANESE WHISKY (ONE 700ML, OC) Suntory. Osaka, Japan. 43% ABV / 700ml Vintage: 2016 Notes: Limited Edition 1 bt.

per lot $200 - $300


196 THOMAS H. HANDY SAZERAC STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY (ONE 750 ML) Buffalo Trace Distillery. Frankfort, Kentucky. 66.2% ABV / 750 ml 1 bt.

per lot $400 - $600

197 VAN WINKLE SPECIAL RESERVE "LOT 'B'" 12 YEARS (ONE 750 ML) Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery. Frankfort, Kentucky. 45.2% ABV / 750 ml Finish / Cask: White Oak 1 bt.

per lot $500 - $800

198 WILLIAM LARUE WELLER KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY (ONE 750 ML) Buffalo Trace Distillery. Frankfort, Kentucky. high shoulder 64.1% ABV / 750 ml Notes: Uncut and Unfiltered. 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800


Wine Index Australia Australia

Bourbon

Germany

Frankfort, Kentucky

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

NV Old Rip Van Winkle Handmade Kentucky Strength Bourbon Whiskey (190) Van Winkle Special Reserve “Lot ‘B’” (197) William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (198)

2005 Albert Gessinger Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Lange Goldkapsel (146, 147)

1995 Hardys Shiraz Eileen Hardy (154) 1996 Brokenwood Shiraz Graveyard Vineyard (151) Hardys Shiraz Eileen Hardy (154, 154) 1997 Hardys Shiraz Eileen Hardy (154) 1998 Parker Coonawarra Estate Terra Rossa First Growth (159) 1999 Brokenwood Shiraz Graveyard Vineyard (151)

Barossa Valley, South Australia 1994 Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz E & E Black Pepper (151) 1995 Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz E & E Black Pepper (151) Elderton Shiraz Command Single Vineyard (153) 1996 Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz E & E Black Pepper (151) Elderton Shiraz Command Single Vineyard (153) 1999 Elderton Shiraz Command Single Vineyard (153) 2002 Torbreck Shiraz The Struie (159) 2005 Elderton Shiraz Command Single Vineyard (153)

Clare Valley, Australia 1998 Leasingham Shiraz Classic Clare (154)

McLaren Vale, Australia 1999 Brokenwood Shiraz Rayner Vineyard (151) 2001 D’arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz (152)

South Australia 1996 Penfolds Cabernet Shiraz Bin 389 (159)

Hungary

Champagne

Hungary

Champagne

1976 Hungarovin Tokaji Aszu Essencia (157)

1982 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon (177)

1991 Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos Blue Label (157)

1992 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon (177)

1999 Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos Red Label (157)

1995 Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Millésimé (134) Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Brut Millésimé (134)

Italy

1996 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année (131) Lanson Champagne Gold Label Brut (131) Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon (131) Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Brut Cuvée Palmes D’or (131) Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame (135)

Tuscany

2005 Dom Pérignon Champagne Brut (132) Nicolas Maillart Champagne Brut Millésimé (133)

1998 Marchesi Antinori Solaia (95) Tenimenti D’alessandro Syrah Cortona Il Bosco (136)

2006 Dom Pérignon Champagne Brut (132)

1995 Poggio Antico Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva (136) 1997 Marchesi Antinori Solaia (94) Tenimenti D’alessandro Syrah Di Manzano Podere Il Bosco (136)

1999 Fattoria Di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (136)

Chile

2001 Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto (96)

Chile

2004 Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Ornellaia (95)

2005 Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta (155, 158) Don Melchor Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon (160) Don Melchor Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Don Melchor (156, 156)

2005 Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno (136)

Cognac

1997 Dal Forno Romano Amarone Della Valpolicella (83)

Cognac, France NV Hennessy Paradis Extra Rare Cognac (186) Rémy Martin Louis Xiii Xo Grande Champagne Cognac (191)

Veneto 1996 Roccolo Grassi Amarone Della Valpolicella (136)

2004 Dal Forno Romano Amarone Della Valpolicella (83)


Japanese Whisky

Red Bordeaux

Osaka, Japan

Bordeaux

2016 The Yamazaki Single Malt Japanese Whisky (195)

2005 Château Puygueraud (104)

Saitama, Japan

Haut-Médoc

NV Ichiro’s Malt Mizunara Wood Reserve Pure Malt Whisky (187) Ichiro’s Malt Wine Wood Reserve Pure Malt Whisky (187)

1996 Château Cantemerle (105)

Margaux

Yamanashi, Japan

1970 Château Palmer (97)

NV The Hakushu Single Malt Japanese Whisky (193)

1989 Château Palmer (5)

Yoichi, Japan

1999 Château Malescot St. Exupéry (168)

NV Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Whisky (189)

Port Douro, Portugal 1967 Kopke Porto Colheita (141) 1970 Graham Vintage Port (140) Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port (144) Warre’s Vintage Port (145) 1977 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port (144) 1994 Fonseca Vintage Port (145) 1996 Kopke Porto Colheita (141) 2000 Niepoort Vintage Port (145) 2005 Dow’s Late Bottled Vintage Port (138) Graham’s Late Bottled Vintage Port (139) Quinta Do Vesuvio Vintage Port (143) Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Port (144) 2009 Fonseca Late Bottled Vintage Port Unfiltered (145) Graham’s Late Bottled Vintage Port (140)

2000 Château Brane-Cantenac (166) Château Giscours (166) Château Kirwan (167) Château Malescot St. Exupéry (168) Château Margaux (1) Château Palmer (6) 2001 Château Kirwan (167) 2003 Château Giscours (166) 2005 Château Boyd-Cantenac (97) Château Brane-Cantenac (97) Château Margaux (2) Château Palmer (7) Château Prieuré-Lichine (168) 2009 Château Margaux (3) Château Palmer (8) 2010 Château Margaux (4) Château Palmer (9)

Pauillac 1970 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (105) 1986 Château Lafite Rothschild (10) Château Mouton Rothschild (27)

1996 Château Clerc Milon (105) Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (98, 99) Château Lafite Rothschild (12) Château Latour (18, 100) Château Mouton Rothschild (106) Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (106) 2000 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (169) Château Lafite Rothschild (13) Château Latour (19) Château Lynch-Bages (101) Château Mouton Rothschild (29) Château Pontet-Canet (92) 2002 Château Mouton Rothschild (176) 2003 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (170) Château Lafite Rothschild (14) Château Mouton Rothschild (30) Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (107) Château Pontet-Canet (107) 2004 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (170) 2005 Château Lafite Rothschild (15) Château Latour (20) Château Lynch-Bages (24, 102) Château Mouton Rothschild (31) Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (35) Château Pontet-Canet (108) 2009 Château Lafite Rothschild (16) Château Latour (21) Château Lynch-Bages (25) Château Mouton Rothschild (32) 2010 Château Lafite Rothschild (17) Château Latour (22) Château Lynch-Bages (26) Château Mouton Rothschild (33)

Pessac-Léognan 1989 Château Haut-Brion (36) 1995 Château Haut-Brion (37) 1996 Château Haut-Brion (88, 89) 2000 Château Haut-Brion (38)

Portugal

1989 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (34) Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (34)

2005 Château Haut-Brion (39) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (42, 90, 91) Château Pape Clément (92)

2005

1990 Château Lynch-Bages (23)

2009 Château Haut-Brion (40)

1995 Château Lafite Rothschild (11) Château Mouton Rothschild (28)

2010 Château Haut-Brion (41)

Quinta Do Crasto Douro Reserva Old Vines (142, 142)

Château La Mission Haut-Brion (43)


Pomerol 1996 Château Gazin (110) Château Le Bon Pasteur (110) 2009 Château Clos L’eglise (44) Château L’evangile (46) Château Pétrus (163) Château Trotanoy (109) 2010 Château L’eglise-Clinet (45) Château Pétrus (161) 2013 Château Pétrus (84, 85, 86)

Saint-Émilion 1970 Château Figeac (112) 1990 Château Angélus (47) Château Figeac (51) Château Troplong Mondot (93) 1995 Château L’angélus (48) 1996 Château Pavie Macquin (112) 2005 Château Angélus (49) Château Beau-Séjour Bécot (112) 2009 Château Angélus (50)

Saint-Estèphe 1970 Château Cos D’estournel (113)

2010 Château Cos D’estournel (55) Château Lilian Ladouys (113) Château Montrose (59)

Saint-Julien 1970 Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru) (97) 1982 Château Léoville Las Cases (63) 1990 Château Léoville Barton (63) Château Léoville Las Cases (64, 64) Château Léoville Poyferré (70) 2000 Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru) (172) Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (61) Château Léoville Las Cases (65) Château Léoville Poyferré (71) 2001 Château Gruaud Larose (173) 2003 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (61) Château Léoville Barton (115) 2005 Château Léoville Barton (115, 116) Château Léoville Las Cases (66) 2006 Château Léoville Las Cases (67) 2009 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (62) Château Léoville Las Cases (68) 2010 Château Beychevelle (60) Château Léoville Las Cases (69) Château Léoville Poyferré (72)

1998 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (124, 174) Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin (75) Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (128) 2000 Clos Des Papes Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (76) 2001 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (174) 2005 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (121, 121, 122, 123, 123, 124) Clos Des Papes Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (126) Clos Saint-Jean Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Deus Ex Machina (125) Domaine De Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-DuPape “La Crau” (126, 127) Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (129, 130) 2007 Clos Saint-Jean Châteauneuf-Du-Pape La Combe Des Fous (125) Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (128) 2013 Famille Perrin Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Les Sinards (127)

Rhône 1989 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle (164, 165) 2003 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie la Landonne (77) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie la Mouline (78) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie la Turque (79) 2009 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie la Landonne (80) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie la Mouline (81) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Turque (82)

1990 Château Cos D’estournel (51) Château Montrose (56)

Red Burgundy

1995 Château Cos D’estournel (171)

Côte de Nuits

Rye

1999 Domaine Des Varoilles Charmes-Chambertin (178)

Frankfort, Kentucky

Rhône Red

NV Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey (196)

1996 Château Calon Ségur (113) Château Cos D’estournel (179, 111, 87) Château Montrose (114) 2000 Château Montrose (171) 2003 Château Cos D’estournel (52) 2005 Château Cos D’estournel (53, 113) Château Montrose (57, 171) 2009 Château Cos D’estournel (54) Château Montrose (58)

Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1992 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (124) 1995 Domaine De Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-DuPape “La Crau” (174)

Scotch Dufftown, Scotland NV Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky (183) The Balvenie Single Barrel Malt Scotch Whisky (192)


Glasgow, Scotland

United States Red

NV The Thirteen Blended Scotch Whisky (182)

California

Highlands, Scotland

2000 Ridge Vineyards Santa Cruz Mountains Estate (150)

NV Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky (185) Highland Park Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky (182) The Arran Malt Single Island Malt Scotch Whisky (182) The Macallan Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (194)

Islay, Scotland NV Ardbeg Single Islay Malt Scotch Whisky (180) Bunnahabhain Single Malt Scotch Whisky (181) Caol Ila Islay Single Malt Whisky (182) Lagavulin Single Islay Malt Whisky (188)

Speyside, Scotland

Napa Valley 1994 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (149) 1996 Stonestreet Legacy (149) 1997 Von Strasser Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain (149) 2000 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon (149) 2005 Dominus Estate (175) St. Supéry Cabernet Sauvignon (149)

NV Cragganmore Single Speyside Malt Whisky (182) Glenglassaugh Single Malt Scotch Whisky (184) Pittyvaich Single Malt Scotch Whisky (182)

2006 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red (175)

Southern France

2005 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello (148)

Languedoc-Roussillon 1942 Château Sisqueille Rivesaltes (105)

Spain

Santa Cruz Mountains

Sonoma Valley 1996 Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon Cinq Cépages (149)

White Bordeaux Sauternais

Montilla-Moriles, Spain NV Alvear Pedro Ximénez Montilla-Moriles Solera 1927 (137)

Rioja, Spain 1995 Bodegas Muga Rioja Torre Muga (137) 2001 Bodegas Muga Rioja Selección Especial (137)

Spain NV Gonzalez-Byass Pedro Ximénez Jerez-XérèsSherry Viejo Noé (30 Years/Años) (137)

1967 Château D’yquem (117) 1988 Château Raymond-Lafon (173) 1990 Château Guiraud (173) 1996 Château Guiraud (162) 2001 Château D’yquem (73) Château Suduiraut (74) 2005 Château Doisy-Daëne (118, 118) Château La Tour Blanche Sauternes (162) Château Rieussec (119, 119) Château Suduiraut (120, 120)

Sauternes-Barsac 1989 Château Climens (173) 2005 Château Climens (103)


Fine Wine Online Auction FEBRUARY 18-26, 2019

LOT 420


LOT 220


Lots 200-261 Property of a Toronto Collector

204

209

200

CHÂTEAU CORBIN MICHOTTE 2000 (4) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 4 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU BAHANS HAUT-BRION 1999 (5) Pessac-Léognan. 3 x scuffed labels. 1 scraped capsule

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1997 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé bin-soiled label

CHÂTEAU GAZIN 1999 (5) Pomerol. u. 2 x bn.

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2004 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels

10 bts.

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1998 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 4 x scuffed labels 4 bts. per lot $600 - $800

WA 92

201 CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1997 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x loose capsule

CHÂTEAU QUINAULT L’ENCLOS 2000 (2) Saint-Émilion. 1 x scuffed label

per lot $700 - $900

210 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 2004 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A 1 x wrinkled label

9 bts. per lot $500 - $700 5 bts. per lot $400 - $600

205

202 CHÂTEAU BAHANS HAUT-BRION 1999 (1) Pessac-Léognan. scuffed label CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1997 (1 mag.) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU LA GOMERIE 1999 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 2 scuffed labels CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA 1999 (2) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels 5 bts. & 1 mag.

2 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

203 CHÂTEAU LA DOMINIQUE 1995 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU PALMER ALTER EGO DE PALMER 1999 (4) Margaux. 1 x scraped label CHÂTEAU PAVIE MACQUIN 1999 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B CHÂTEAU PAVIE MACQUIN 2004 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 1999 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u. 1 x bn. 9 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

206 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1997 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 3 x scraped labels. 1 x wrinkled label. 1 x stained label

CHÂTEAU LA MONDOTTE 1998 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

6 bts. per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU TALBOT 1995 (2) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé 1 x marked label

207

5 bts. per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU PALMER 1997 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 6 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

208 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1999 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. CLOS DU MARQUIS 1998 (2) Saint-Julien. 2 x soiled labels

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

211 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2004 (2) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé The 2004 Latour is perhaps evolving slower than I expected, although it remains one of the finest Le" Bank wines of the vintage. It has that quintessential graphite-scented bouquet intermixed with blackberry and cedar, although the liquorice note that I observed previously has receded. Again, there is wonderful definition. The palate is full-bodied but surprisingly more sultry than I expected, especially here where I was able to directly compare it with the other 2004 First Growths. It delivers the "authority" you expect from Latour, although I might be inclined just to give it another 2-3 years in bo#le. Tasted September 2016. Drink: 2020-2045 WS 95 WA 95 CHÂTEAU PAVIE DECESSE 2001 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 2 x scruffed labels 4 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,600

212 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2004 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé The 2004 Chateau Margaux has always been a promising wine and here, served blind against the First Growths, it finally proved that patience is necessary when it comes to such wines. It has an exquisite bouquet with brilliant delineation, scents of redcurrant, raspberry coulis, cold stone (almost flint-like) with pencillead and cedar lending it a Pauillac-like sense of aristocratic flair. The palate is extremely well balanced with a supple opening, nigh perfect acidity with a surprisingly citric undercurrent that lends so much freshness and tension. While it does not have the weight and power of say, 2000, 2005 or 2009, it cruises along with utmost harmony and you become smi#en by its charms - something that is perhaps in short supply among the First Growths in this vintage. This is excellent. Tasted September 2016 Drink: 2020-2050 WA 94

4 bts. per lot $500 - $700 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200


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218

223

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2004 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé scuffed label

DOMAINE FAIVELEY CHAMBERTIN CLOSDE BÈZE 1999 (3) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scraped label. 1 x scuffed label

JOSEPH DROUHIN CLOS DE VOUGEOT 1999 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 4 x scraped labels

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2004 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

LOUIS JADOT BONNES-MARES 1999 (2) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

4 bts. per lot $400 - $600

A real sleeper effort from the Perse family, the 2004 Pavie has a dense, bluish purple color and a wonderful, sweet kiss of blackberry, licorice, spice box and roasted herbs. The wine is rich, deep, full-bodied and absolutely remarkable for the vintage. This is certainly a candidate for one of the wines of the year and seems still relatively youthful and promising. Drink it over the next 20 years. August 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 WA 94

5 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

224

219

DOMAINE DANIEL RION & FILS CLOS VOUGEOT 2000 (3) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 3 x scuffed labels

DOMAINE DES VAROILLES CHARMESCHAMBERTIN 1999 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 5 x scraped labels

3 bts. per lot $700 - $900 5 bts. per lot $600 - $800

5 bts. per lot $600 - $800

214 CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 1970 (2) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. 2 x vts. 2 x soiled labels CHÂTEAU HOSANNA 2003 (2) Pomerol. 1 x scuffed label CHÂTEAU LE BON PASTEUR 2000 (2) Pomerol. 2 x scuffed labels WA 93 6 bts. per lot $700 - $900

215 CHÂTEAU LE PIN 2004 Pomerol. There are 580 cases of the exotic, flamboyant 2004 Le Pin. Its dense plum/ruby color is accompanied by sweet aromas of kirsch, cassis, smoke, earth, and roasted herbs. Super-opulent for the vintage, it possesses wonderful fruit and glycerin, medium to full body, and a fleshy personality. It should drink well young, yet age nicely for two decades or more. The Pomerol of the vintage? June 2007 WA 95 1 bt.

per lot $2,400 - $2,800

216 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1997 Pomerol. u. 2 x bn. 2 bts.

per lot $4,500 - $5,500

217 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2002 Pomerol. WS 93 2 bts.

DOMAINE DANIEL RION & FILS ECHEZEAUX 1999 (2) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 2 x scuffed & stained labels

per lot $4,500 - $5,500

220 MOMMESSIN CLOS DE TART 1999 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x 1 cm. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped label Tasted at the pre-dinner vertical to mark Sylvain Pitiot's retirement from the domaine, the 1999 Clos de Tart Grand Cru is certainly the best vintage until the 2002, although I prefer the later vintage, which has a li"le more elegance and precision. Still, the nose here is not too shabby with gorgeous red plum and bergamot scents, dried rose petals and cold stone scents. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, strict tannin. The fruit is edging away from this 1999 and being substituted with a"ractive black pepper, bay leaf and Earl Grey tea notes. What remains is the weight and presence of this Clos de Tart that lingers wonderfully in the mouth. This might be considered as Pitiot's first, but not last success at the estate. Tasted September 2015. Drink: 2015-2030 WA 93 4 bts. per lot $2,000 - $2,400

221 MOMMESSIN CLOS DE TART 1999 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 3 x 1 cm. 1 x scraped & scuffed label

225 DOMAINE HEMBERT FRÈRES GEVREYCHAMBERTIN POISSENOT 1999 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé u. 1 cm. scuffed label DOMINQUE LAURENT GEVREYCHAMBERTIN LAVAUX ST. JACQUES 1999 (4) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé u. 2 x 1.5cm, 4 x scuffed labels DOMINQUE LAURENT GEVREYCHAMBERTIN LES CAZETIERS 1998 (2) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé u. 1 x 2 cm. 1 x 2.5 cm. 2 x scraped labels LOUIS JADOT GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN LES CAZETIERS 1999 (3) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé 3 x scraped labels 10 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

226

WA 93

DOMAINE DUJAC MOREY SAINT-DENIS 2000 Côte de Nuits. u. 1x1.5cm, 2x2.5cm, 2 x stained labels

3 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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DOMAINE MÉO-CAMUZET CLOS DE VOUGEOT 1999 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 4 x scraped labels

DOMAINE DE LA VOUGERAIE MUSIGNY 2001 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 2 x scuffed & wrinkled labels

4 bts. per lot $1,700 - $1,900

2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200


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BOUCHARD PERE & FILS CLOS DE SAINTMARC NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES 1999 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé scraped label

MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON 1990 (OC) Champagne.

MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON 1998 (OC) Champagne.

BOUCHARD PÈRE & FILS VIGNE L'ENFANT JÉSUS 1999 (2) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels

3 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

7 bts.

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MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON 1993 (OC) Champagne.

MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON 1998 (OC) Champagne.

3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

6 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

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MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON 1995 (OC) Champagne.

MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON 1998 (1 mag., OC) Champagne.

WA 94

MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON 2000 (1) Champagne.

DOMAINE PRIEURE ROCH NUITS-SAINTGEORGES CLOS DE CORVÉES 1998 (2) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels FAIVELEY NUITS-ST.-GEORGES LES SAINTGEORGES 1997 (5) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé u. 1 x 1.5cm, 5 x scraped labels 10 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

229 BOLLINGER CHAMPAGNE RD EXTRA-BRUT 1990 (2) Champagne. 1 x scraped label WA 98 LOUIS JADOT MONTRACHET 1997 (1) Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé scraped label

4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

235 MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON ROSÉ 1993 (OC) Champagne.

3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200 2 bts.

230 LOUIS ROEDERER CHAMPAGNE CRISTAL BRUT 1995 (1, OC) Champagne. LOUIS ROEDERER CHAMPAGNE CRISTAL BRUT 1996 (1, OC) Champagne. WS 94 WA 95 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

231 LOUIS ROEDERER CHAMPAGNE CRISTAL BRUT 2000 (OC) Champagne. From a difficult vintage with destructive hailstorms and botrytis, the 2000 Cristal opens with an elegant and delicate bouquet with brioche, ripe apple, green olive and iodine aromas. Complex and very salty, with oyster and umami flavors, this is a generous and very long Cristal that is excellent with Japanese food, such as sashimi for example, as chef de cave Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon said during the tasting in New York in November 2018. Drink: 2018-2040 WA 95 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

per lot $500 - $700

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

WA 94 MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON 2000 (1 mag., OC) Champagne. 1 x scraped label WA 94 MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON ROSÉ 1996 (1, OC) Champagne.

236

2 bts. & 2 mags.

MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON 1995 (OC) Champagne.

241

WA 94 1 mag.

per lot $600 - $800

per lot $1,500 - $2,000

MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON 1999 (2 mag.) Champagne. 1 x scraped label WA 93

237 MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON 1996 (OC) Champagne. The brilliant 1996 Dom Perignon, which has largely disappeared from the marketplace, may be the finest young example of DP I have ever tasted. Notes of crushed rocks, honeysuckle, lemon oil, orange marmalade, and white pear provide a stunning aromatic display as well as palate impression. Great acidity and huge flavor intensity backed up by vibrant acidity make this an exquisite Champagne. It should drink well for 20-25 years, possibly longer. Readers should remember that the 1971 Dom Perignon Rose is still drinking exquisitely. I recently had the 1969 and 1970 Dom Perignons (from magnum), and both were drinking brilliantly. It makes one realize just how longlived these wines can be. December 2005 Drink: 2005-2030 WA 98 5 bts. per lot $1,800 - $2,000

MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON 2002 (1, OC) Champagne. The 2002 Dom Perignon is at first intensely floral, with perfumed jasmine that dominates the bouquet. With time in the glass the wine gains richness as the flavors turn decidedly riper and almost tropical. Apricots, passion fruit and peaches emerge from this flashy, opulent Dom Perignon. The wine’s volume makes it approachable today, but readers in search of more complexity will want to cellar this for at least a few years to allow for some of the baby fat to drop off. December 2010 Drink: 2012-2032 WA 96 1 bt. & 2 mags.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400


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KRUG CHAMPAGNE BRUT 1989 Champagne. 4 x scraped labels

GAJA BARBARESCO 2004 Piedmonte. 1 x scuffed label

CAMPOGIOVANNI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1999 (1 mag., OWC) Tuscany.

WA 93

JACOPO BIONDI-SANTI SCHIDIONE 1998 (5) Tuscany.

4 bts. per lot $2,400 - $2,800

2 bts.

243 KRUG CHAMPAGNE GRANDE CUVÉE NV (1) Champagne.

per lot $400 - $600

247

5 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $500 - $700

253

PERRIER JOUËT BELLE EPOQUE CHAMPAGNE BRUT 1995 (2) Champagne.

TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 1996 Tuscany. u. bn. scuffed & stained label

PERRIER JOUËT BELLE EPOQUE CHAMPAGNE BRUT 1996 (5) Champagne.

1 bt.

8 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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RENATO RATTI BAROLO MARCENASCO 1998 (3) Piedmonte. 3 x scraped labels

MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2001 Tuscany. u. 2 x bn. 1 x ts. 4 x scuffed labels

FONTANAFREDDA BARBERA D’ALBA 1995 (1) Piedmonte. u. 3cm, scraped label FONTANAFREDDA BAROLO 1993 (1) Piedmonte. u. 2.5cm, scraped label FONTANAFREDDA BAROLO 1996 (1) Piedmonte. u. 3.5cm, scuffed label MASI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 1993 (1) Veneto. u. 2cm, bin-stained label MICHELE CHIARLO BAROLO BRUNATE 1997 (2) Piedmonte. u. 2 x vts. SERGIO ZENATO AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO RISERVA 1995 (2) Veneto. u. 2 x 1.5cm TEDESCHI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 1997 (1) Veneto. scraped label 9 bts. per lot $600 - $800

245 GAJA BARBARESCO 2000 Piedmonte. 6 x scuffed labels 6 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,600

per lot $400 - $600

TENUTE SILVIO NARDI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1996 (1) Tuscany. u. vts. 4 bts. per lot $400 - $600

249 ELIO ALTARE LA VILLA LANGHE ROSSO 2004 (4) Piedmonte. 2 x stained label GAJA DAGROMIS BAROLO 1998 (1) Piedmonte. 5 bts. per lot $400 - $600

MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2000 Tuscany. 2 x scuffed labels 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

The 2001 Solaia, far superior to the overrated 1997 (to which I also prefer the 1999 and 1994) is a classic example of central Tuscan Cabernet at its best, ruby-purple in color, warm and explosive in its expression of black currant fruit, tobacco, tar, and graphite, superbly concentrated and dense on the palate but balanced and shapely at the same time and with a noble austerity and grip on the finish which resembles the best of Bordeaux. The wine is a sure bet for another two decades of superb drinking. April 2006 WS 93 WA 96 4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

255 MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2000 Tuscany. u. 4 x bn. 1 x wrinkled capsule. 3 x scuffed labels

250

4 bts. per lot $500 - $700

LUCE DELLA VITE TENUTA LUCE DELLA VITE 1999 (3) Tuscany.

256

RUFFINO CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA DUCALE 1985 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. scuffed label w/ stain RUFFINO CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA DUCALE 1988 (2) Tuscany. u. 2 x bn. 2 x scuffed labels 6 bts. per lot $400 - $600

251 GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI CA’ DEL MERLO 1995 Veneto. u. 1 x bn. 1 x peeling label 5 bts. per lot $600 - $800

BEAULIEU VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON GEORGES DE LATOUR PRIVATE RESERVE 1998 (5) Napa Valley. BEAULIEU VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON GEORGES DE LATOUR PRIVATE RESERVE 1998 (7) Napa Valley. 1 x peeling label, 1 x scuffed label, 1 x loose capsule 12 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000


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CHATEAU MONTELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2001 (1) Napa Valley.

DOMINUS ESTATE 2000 (3) Napa Valley. 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU LE BON PASTEUR 2003 (OWC) Pomerol.

CHATEAU MONTELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON THE MONTELENA ESTATE 2003 (3) Napa Valley. 3 x stained labels

FAR NIENTE WINERY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1999 (4) Napa Valley. 1 x peeling label

12 bts. per lot $600 - $800

A big wine from the Barre! family (14.2% alcohol), this 2003 exhibits earthy black currant fruit, the restrained but intense Montelena style, full body, good richness and impeccable balance, purity and density. The color is a healthy dark ruby/purple and the wine shows lots of cassis. In spite of the restrained aromatics, the palate is rich, full-bodied, substantial and persuasive. This 2003 is approachable now, but it will be even more gorgeous 15, 20 and 25 years from now. This is a heritage wine from this great estate in northern Napa Valley. June 2013 Drink: 2013 -2038 WA 94+

7 bts.

CHÂTEAU LE BON PASTEUR 2004 Pomerol.

CHATEAU MONTELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON THE MONTELENA ESTATE 2003 (5) Napa Valley. 3 x scraped labels WA 94+

per lot $800 - $1,000

261

10 bts.

SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2011 Napa Valley.

269

1 bt.

CHÂTEAU LE BON PASTEUR 2005 (OWC) Pomerol.

per lot $3,200 - $3,600

Lots 262-287 Wonderful Bordeaux for Now and The Future

262 CHÂTEAU LE BON PASTEUR 1997 Pomerol. 1 x stained label

9 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000 12 bts. per lot $500 - $700

258

per lot $600 - $800

A beautiful wine from Dany and Michel Rolland, this 2005 is surprisingly concentrated and powerful – more so than usual. Deep ruby/purple, with plenty of black cherry and cassis fruit, licorice and a touch of caramel, this wine is still full, youthful, and set for another 15 -20 years of longevity. This is a beauty and one of their strongest efforts in the first decade of the 21st century. For a terroir considered well below Pomerol’s superstars, this wine is a major overachiever. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 WA 95 12 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,600

FROG'S LEAP WINERY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1999 (4) Napa Valley. u. 4 x bn. 1 x scraped label, 4 x loose capsules GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE 1994 (3) Veneto. u. 3 x bn. KENWOOD ARTIST SERIES CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1997 (4) Sonoma County. 11 bts. per lot $700 - $900

259 CAYMUS VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL SELECTION 2000 (2) Napa Valley. DUCKHORN VINEYARDS MERLOT 2004 (3) Napa Valley. GRGICH HILLS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2000 (2) Napa Valley. 1 x scuffed label 7 bts.

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per lot $500 - $700

263 CHÂTEAU LE BON PASTEUR 1998 (OWC) Pomerol. 12 bts. per lot $900 - $1,100

264 CHÂTEAU LE BON PASTEUR 1999 (OWC) Pomerol. 12 bts. per lot $600 - $800

265 CHÂTEAU LE BON PASTEUR 2000 Pomerol. 5 x wrinkled labels WA 93 5 bts. per lot $500 - $700

266 CHÂTEAU LE BON PASTEUR 2001 (OWC) Pomerol. 12 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

270 CHÂTEAU FOMBRAUGE 2003 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU LE BON PASTEUR 2006 (12, OWC) Pomerol. 13 bts.

per lot $700 - $900


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CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1996 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label. 3 wrinkled labels

CHÂTEAU TRONQUOY-LALANDE 2009 (OWC) Saint-Estèphe.

CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 2001 (4) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x wrinkled label

12 bts. per lot $400 - $600

CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 2002 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label

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CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 2003 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU POUJEAUX 1997 Moulis-en-Médoc. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel 5 x stained labels

9 bts. per lot $600 - $800

12 bts. per lot $400 - $600

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CHÂTEAU PAPE CLÉMENT 2001 (3) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scraped label

WS 92 WA 93 CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1997 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 2000 (4) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé The 2000 Château Grand Puy Lacoste is an exceptional wine from Xavier Borie. It has a brilliant nose of blackberry, crushed stone, graphite and cedar. Pu"ing it to one side for ten to 15 minutes reveals subtle mint-like aromas that whisk you straight to Pauillac. The palate is smooth and silky, cloaking the tannic frame of this GPL so that you barely notice it. But that will stand it in good stead for the longterm, the cornerstone of all great wines from this estate. Then there is that hint of spice on the a#ertaste—the show ain't over yet. Served alongside a magnum of Pichon Baron 2000, I would say that at the moment, it does not quite possess the same level of precision. However, it remains a magnificent Pauillac to cherish longterm. Tasted January 2016. Drink: 2020-2045 WS 92 WA 95

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2006 (6) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé WA 93 CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2008 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé WA 93

8 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200 9 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

272 CHÂTEAU PAPE CLÉMENT 1998 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé CHÂTEAU PAPE CLÉMENT 2002 (3) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU PAPE CLÉMENT 2005 (2) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

278 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2001 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped & wrinkled label CHÂTEAU POTENSAC 2002 (2) Médoc. 5 bts. per lot $400 - $600

6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

273 CHÂTEAU LA DOMINIQUE 1995 (4) Saint-Émilion. u. 2 x bn. CHÂTEAU LA DOMINIQUE 1996 (5) Saint-Émilion. u. 3 x bn. CHÂTEAU LA DOMINIQUE 1999 (2) Saint-Émilion. 1 x stained label 11 bts. per lot $500 - $700

274 CHÂTEAU LA DOMINIQUE 2010 (OWC) Saint-Émilion. WA 93 12 bts. per lot $600 - $800

279 CHAPELLE D'AUSONE 2001 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 6 bts. per lot $700 - $900

A brilliant dense purple color is accompanied by an extraordinary perfume of camphor, graphite, plums, cassis, and barbecue spices. A prodigious, multilayered, medium-bodied effort with exceptional concentration, a fabulous texture, and a 50-second finish, this brilliant achievement is one of the vintage’s monumental wines. Anticipated maturity: 2008 -2020+. P.S. Yields were a mere 28 hectoliters per hectare, which no doubt explains the wine’s stunning concentration. June 2001 WA 95 CHÂTEAU PAPE CLÉMENT 2004 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé scraped label 4 bts. per lot $600 - $800

283 CHÂTEAU LA DOMINIQUE 2002 (2) Saint-Émilion. 1 x scraped label. 1 x scraped capsule CHÂTEAU LA DOMINIQUE 2003 (5) Saint-Émilion. CHÂTEAU LA DOMINIQUE 2004 (6) Saint-Émilion. 13 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

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CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2005 Pomerol.

VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 2004 Pomerol.

WA 92

WA 93+

2 bts.

3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

per lot $500 - $700


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CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1989 (1 hf. bt.) Sauternais. u. bn. scuffed label

GUISEPPE QUINTARELLI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE 1995 Veneto. u. 3 x 2 cm.

DOMAINE DUJAC CLOS DE LA ROCHE 2006 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé scraped label

The favorite sweet wine of millionaires, Chateau d'Yquem has, not unexpectedly, turned in a brilliant effort with their newly released 1989. It is a large-scaled, massively rich, unctuously-textured wine that should evolve effortlessly for a half century or more. It does not reveal the compelling finesse and complexity of the 1988 or 1986, but it is a far heavier, richer wine than either of those vintages. It is reminiscent of the 1976, with additional fat and glycerin. The wine is extremely alcoholic and rich, with a huge nose of smoky, honey-covered coconuts and overripe pineapples and apricots. As with most young vintages of Yquem, the wine's structure is barely noticeable. These wines are so highly extracted and rich yet approachable young, it is difficult to believe they will last for 50 or more years. The 1989 is the richest Yquem made in the eighties, and it has an edge in complexity over the powerhouse 1983. December 1997 Drink: 1995-2045 WA 97 DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER ROUGE 1983 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé u. ts. DOMAINE FAIVELEY CLOS DES CORTONS FAIVELEY 1993 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 cm. LOUIS JADOT HOSPICES DE BEAUNE MEURSAULT-GENEVRIÈRES CUVÉE BAUDOT 1997 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé wrinkled label 3 bts. & 1 hf. bt.

per lot $700 - $900

286 CANTINE GIACOMO ASCHERI BAROLO VIGNA DEI POLA 2005 (1) Piedmonte. wrinkled label CASCINA BONGIOVANNI BAROLO PERNANNO 2006 (1) Piedmonte. u. bn. CASTELLO BANFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1987 (1) Tuscany. u. ts. MASI CAMPOLONGO DI TORBE RECIOTO DELLA VALPOLICELLA AMARONE 1983 (1) Veneto. u. 4 cm. PAOLO CONTERNO BAROLO GINESTRA 1995 (1) Piedmonte. u. bn. scuffed label 5 bts. per lot $300 - $500

he 1995 Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva is a towering, majestic wine of heroic proportions. This big, full-bodied wine flows across the palate with remarkable depth, expansiveness and purity. There are tons of ripe dark fruit here, along with nuances of leather, spices and sweet tobacco. This opulent wine builds on the finish, where it displays superb staying power. This is another reference-point wine from Giuseppe Quintarelli, and although it is insanely expensive, it isn't marred by some of the imperfections (namely excessive volatile acidity) that sometimes show up in his wines. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025. October 2008 WA 97 3 bts. per lot $1,800 - $2,000

The Dujac 2006 Clos de la Roche is a dark, brooding Pinot no less complex or long than its Clos St.-Denis sibling. Here, the animal side is a gamey, faintly sweaty beast; the fruits dark and as bi#er as they are sweet; and the sense of chocolate-like richness remarkable in the context of the vintage. And rather than an energetic sense of interplay, this conveys a layering of fruit, meat, and stony, saline mineral elements, supported by tactile viscosity and a sappy sense of almost indelible cling. December 2009 WA 95 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

292 DOMAINE DUJAC CLOS DE LA ROCHE 2006 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

288 REMOISSENET PERE & FILS MEURSAULTGENEVRIÈRES 2009 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

WA 95 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

9 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CLOS DE LA ROCHE 2005 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1998 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, this wine represents only 34% of Lafite's total harvest. In a less than perfect Medoc vintage, it has been spectacular since birth, pu#ing on more weight and flesh over the last year. This opaque purple-colored 1998 is close to perfection. The spectacular nose of lead pencil, smoky, mineral, and black currant fruit soars majestically from the glass. The wine is elegant yet profoundly rich, revealing the essence of Lafite's character. The tannin is sweet, and the wine is spectacularly layered yet never heavy. The finish is sweet, super-rich, yet impeccably balanced and long (50+ seconds). Anticipated maturity: 2007-2035. April 2001 WS 95 WA 98 1 bt.

per lot $900 - $1,100

290 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CLOS DE RUCHOTTES MONOPOLE 2005 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé The 2005 Clos des Rucho#es is far too young to approach at the moment and like many others, it appears to be closing up. Here, the aromatics are closed, broody and stubborn, only reluctantly offering fleeting glimpses of black cherries, incense and minerals. The palate is very pure but distant at the moment, a prodigy without a tongue. But the signs are all here: a firm backbone, layer upon layer of fruit, but a wine that is more impressive than pleasurable at the moment. Got some in your cellar? Keep it there, you lucky thing. Drink 2020-2040+. Tasted September 2013. WA 96 1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,000

1 bt.

per lot $700 - $900

Lots 294-341 Wonderful First Growth Bordeaux to Enhance Your Collection

294 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1985 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé wrinkled & scuffed label Chateau Margaux has a dense plum/purple color and a huge, sweet nose of black currants intermixed with licorice, toast, underbrush, and flowers. Medium to full-bodied with supple tannin and a fleshy, juicy, very succulent and multi-layered mid-palate, this expansive, velvety wine has entered its plateau of maturity, where it should remain (assuming good storage) for at least another 10-15 years. December 2002 WA 95 1 bt.

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CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1996 (OWC) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

Tasted at the château, the 1986 LafiteRothschild continues to offer an exquisite bouquet at 30 years of age. This is beautifully defined, still full of energy, with copious blackberry, clove, leather and graphite aromas that seem to gain momentum in the glass. The palate is extremely well balanced with a crystalline quality, filigree tannin, perfectly pitched acidity, a quintessential LafiteRothschild with a sense of energy and focus undiminished by time. This finish displays immense purity and refinement, one of the most mineral-driven Lafites that I have encountered, whilst the a"ertaste seems to linger for over one minute. It must rank as one of the finest wines from the estate. Tasted July 2016. Drink 2016-2046 WS 94 WA 98

Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 1996 Latour is a wine that continues to perplex. I just think that given the vintage, the team would have made a far superior wine nowadays. That said, it is still a very fine Pauillac. Here, it conveyed a sense of "airiness" on the bouquet, more backward and surly than other bo#les tasted with a#ractive damp earth and leather aromas. It feels strict and uncompromising when compared to others. The palate is medium-bodied with light and supple tannin, tart red berry fruit, black pepper and plenty of tobacco indicating its Pauillac origins. This is a well balanced, correct and elegant Latour, not the powerhouse of the 2000 or 2005, yet continuing to give drinking pleasure unabated a"er two decades. Tasted December 2016. Drink: 2017-2040 WA 95

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1982 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x bn.

1 mag.

per lot $3,000 - $3,500

296 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1982 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. wrinkled label Always somewhat atypical (which I suspect will be the case with the more modern day 2003), the 1982 Latour has been the most opulent, flamboyant, and precocious of the northern Medocs, especially the St.-Juliens, Pauillacs, and St.-Estephes. It hasn’t changed much over the last 10-15 years, revealing sweet tannins as well as extraordinarily decadent, even extravagant levels of fruit, glycerin, and body. It is an amazing wine, and on several occasions, I have actually picked it as a right bank Pomerol because of the lushness and succulence of the cedary, blackberry, black currant fruit. This vintage has always tasted great, even in its youth, and revealed a precociousness that one does not associate with this Chateau. However, the 1982 is still evolving at a glacial pace. The concentration remains remarkable, and the wine is a fullbodied, exuberant, rich, classic Pauillac in its aromatic and flavor profiles. It’s just juiced up (similar to an athlete on steroids) and is all the be#er for it. This remarkable effort will last as long as the 1982 Mouton, but it has always been more approachable and decadently fruity. Drink it now, in 20 years, and in 50 years! Don’t miss it if you are a wine lover. June 2009 Drink: 2009-2059 WA 100 1 mag.

per lot $4,500 - $5,000

1 3 ltr. per lot $3,800 - $4,400

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+ Drink: 2015-2050 WA 100

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CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2003 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scraped capsule

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Administrator Frederic Engerer says the 2003 is “the sexiest Latour ever made.” He also described it as “the 1990 without any bre#anomyces.” I loved this wine from the barrel and was fortunate enough to be able to purchase a small quantity, enjoying every bo#le I have had. A profound example of Chateau Latour, the full-bodied, opulent 2003 is already performing well at age eleven, which is somewhat atypical. The pH is a relatively high 3.8, which also indicates low acidity. The wine is very ripe, but not over-ripe, offers great freshness, and lots of creme de cassis and camphor as well as hints of blackberries and chocolate. Dense, thick and unctuously textured, this staggering Latour is undeniably the most sumptuous, opulent wine made here since the 1982 or 1961. Drink it over the next two decades. August 2014 Drink: 2014-2034 WA 100 1 mag.

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. scraped label. scraped capsule Deep garnet-black colour. An incredible array of aromas on the nose: blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, espresso, leather, black olive and loam. The palate is absolutely seamless from first impression to finish, effortlessly building layers of complexity in the mouth and leading to a very long, earth and spice finish. I can’t see how this could possibly be improvement so have no alternative but concede perfection. Drink now to 2045+. WS 99 WA 100 1 mag.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

302 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1993 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

299 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2005 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé The 2005 Latour has long been a formidable wine. I was granted the opportunity to re-taste the 2005 at the property a"er their estate released library reserves in February 2017. Now at twelve years of age, it has retained that riveting bouquet of black cherries and black plum, crème de cassis and graphite, although I find less of the la#er compared to previous bo#les (including the one tasted blind just three weeks earlier). The palate is very well balanced with blackberry, black plum, sea salt, a hint of balsamic, quite spicy in the mouth with a hint of cloves. There is immense weight and presence in the mouth, although I wonder whether the tannins are as fine as say the 2010 or even the nascent 2016 Latour tasted alongside? Either way, it remains a fabulous First Growth destined to last many, many years. Tasted March 2017. Drink: 2020-2065 WA 98 1 mag.

per lot $3,200 - $3,400

per lot $2,000 - $2,400

1 mag.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

303 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2000 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé Perhaps the most beautiful packaging ever on a Bordeaux bo#le, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild literally produced a work of art in the gold-engraved bo#le of 2000 Mouton Rothschild. Of course, one can’t drink the glass, but this is a top-flight Mouton Rothschild, eclipsed only by the 2006 and 2009. A rich, tannic, earthy style, with loads of creme de cassis and floral notes, the final blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot is a fullbodied wine with plenty of coffee, earth, chocolatey notes, and still plenty of tannin to resolve. I gave it an anticipated maturity range of 2015-2050 back in 2003, and that looks on target. June 2010 Drink: 2015-2050 WA 96+ 1 mag.

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CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1989 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé u. bn.

CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1995 (OWC) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé

Drink Date 2025-2050 WS 96 WA 97 1 6 ltr. per lot $1,400 - $1,600

305 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2003 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé Even be!er, and clearly the best wine made in the Haut-Brion stable in 2003 (the last vintage of the great Jean-Bernard Delmas as administrator), the 2003 Haut-Brion is a blend of 58% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cabernet Franc that hit 13% natural alcohol, which seemed high at the time, but given more recent vintages is modest. Dark ruby/plum in color, with no amber or orange at the edge, the wine exhibits an abundance of roasted herbs, hot rocks, black currants, plum, and balsamic notes. Quite rich, medium to fullbodied and more complete, with sweeter tannins than La Mission Haut-Brion, this fullbodied Haut-Brion has hit full maturity, where it should stay for at least a decade. Bravo! August 2014 WA 95

Both La Mission-Haut-Brion and Haut-Brion hit home runs in this vintage, which did not produce as many profound wines as the Bordeaux publicity machine suggested. 1989, the 200th anniversary of the French revolution, was an incredibly hot year (surpassed only by 1990 and 2003). Even from barrel the seamless 1989 La Mission revealed a special elixir aspect, tasting like it had been designed by Chanel. It still possesses a blue/purple color with only a hint of garnet creeping in, and the explosive aromatics offer up notes of licorice, creme de cassis, blueberry liqueur, smoky barbecue meats, truffles and graphite. If that’s not enough to get one salivating, the palate has never disappointed either. Full-bodied with extraordinary opulence as well as sweet, wellintegrated, velvety tannins, this fresh, lively, blockbuster La Mission appears to be one of those rare wines that never goes through a closed, unfriendly stage. It has been a compelling, multidimensional effort from barrel, in its infancy, and as it heads into late adolescence. A remarkable tour de force in winemaking, it is one of the all-time profound La Mission-Haut-Brions. Anticipated maturity: now-2050. WS 96 WA 100 1 mag.

per lot $3,800 - $4,400

1 3 ltr. per lot $2,400 - $2,600

306 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1982 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé scraped capsule Tasted blind at Chez Bruce in London, a bo!le of impeccable provenance—the 1982 La Mission Haut Brion—has proven to be a li!le variable in recent years. Here, it has a gorgeous bouquet that is very well defined, with dark berry fruit, potpourri and a hint of brine. It feels a li!le backward at first yet soon opens up, the fruit gaining more and more intensity until peaking at around 30-40 minutes. The palate displays firm structure on the entry, quite masculine with good grip. There is a fine, earthy character to this La Mission along with class and focus. Yet I found more sophistication on the 1982 La Tour Haut-Brion served alongside. It just does not quite deliver that killer blow on the finish that would have elevated it to the realms of, say, the 1989 or 1990. It is probably at its peak now but should continue that way for many years. Tasted June 2016. WA 94 1 mag.

per lot $3,200 - $3,600

A wine of extraordinary intensity and accessibility, the 1995 Cos d'Estournel is a sexier, more hedonistic offering than the muscular, backward 1996. Opulent, with forward aromatics (gobs of black fruits intermixed with toasty pain grille scents and a boatload of spice), this terrific Cos possesses remarkable intensity, full body, and layers of jammy fruit nicely framed by the wine's new oak. Because of low acidity and sweet tannin, the 1995 will be difficult to resist young, although it will age for 2-3 decades. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2025. WS 94 WA 95 1 mag.

per lot $400 - $600

312 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2000 (OWC) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé WA 91 1 mag.

per lot $500 - $700

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CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2000 (OWC) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

The 2010 is a more structured, restrained, less flamboyant version of the 2009. A final blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that hit 14.5% natural alcohol, this wine (which represents only 55% of the estate's production) is full-bodied, classic and built along the lines of the 2000 (although that wine was made before Reybier acquired the estate and upgraded quality significantly). This wine exhibits beautifully pure notes of creme de cassis, blueberry liqueur, pen ink, graphite and hints of toast and vanillin. The wine is full and rich, and although aged in 80% new oak, the wood is a subtle background component. This beauty will take longer to round into shape than the dramatic and compelling 2009. Forget it for 5-8 years, and drink it over the following three-plus decades. February 2013 WS 97 WA 97+

Approaching perfection, this wine is inky, bluish/purple-colored to the rim, offering up notes of incense, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, licorice, graphite and spring flowers. A touch of roasted espresso bean is also present. The wine has great concentration, a magnificent, full-bodied mouthfeel, stunning purity, and well-integrated acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood. This beauty seems to be in mid-adolescence with at least 25-30 years of life ahead. August 2015 WA 99 3 mags.

per lot $3,400 - $3,600

309 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1990 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé

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WA 94 1 mag.

per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU L’ANGÉLUS 1995 (OWC) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé WA 92+

310 CHÂTEAU CALON SÉGUR 2005 (OWC) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé WA 94 9 ltr.

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CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. ts. corrosion on capsule

CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 2005 (OWC) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé

Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the estate team regard the 2010 Château Palmer as their best since the 1983. This showing did nothing to suggest otherwise. It offers stunning precision on the nose: incredibly fresh and vibrant with the same spine-tingling level of mineralité as the 2005. What they both share is a Pauillac-like graphite seam that runs from start to finish. Like the 2005, there is a beguiling symmetry here, more focused and linear than the sumptuous 2009, yet with sensational length that makes you wonder what on Earth it will taste like in another 10-15 years. I would keep this in your cellar for another decade at least and it may well merit a higher score down the line. Tasted May 2015. Drink: 2025-2060 WA 96+

Deep garnet-black colour. An incredible array of aromas on the nose: blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, espresso, leather, black olive and loam. The palate is absolutely seamless from first impression to finish, effortlessly building layers of complexity in the mouth and leading to a very long, earth and spice finish. I can’t see how this could possibly be improvement so have no alternative but concede perfection. Drink now to 2045+. WS 99 WA 100

WA 93

1 bt.

3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 (OWC) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. vts. corrosion on capsule

This continues to be one of the immortal wines and one of the greatest young Bordeaux wines of the last half-century. Consistently prodigious and almost a sure bet to top the scoring card of any blind tasting of this vintage as well as other years, the 1989 Haut-Brion is a seamless, majestic classic, and a tribute to this phenomenal terroir and its singular characteristics. The wine still has a very thick, viscous-looking ruby/purple color, a spectacular, young but awesome smorgasbord of aromas ranging from scorched earth, liquid minerals, graphite, blackberry and black currant jam to toast, licorice, and spice box. The levels of fruit, extract, and glycerin in this viscous, full-bodied, low-acid wine are aweinspiring. The brilliant symmetry of the wine, extraordinary purity, and seamlessness are the hallmarks of a modern-day legend. It is still in its pre-adolescent stage of development, and I would not expect it to hit its full plateau of maturity for another 3-5 years, but this should be an Haut-Brion that rivals the greatest ever made at this estate. Life is too short not to drink this wine as many times as possible! A modern day clone of the 1959? Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030. Last tasted, 1/03. WS 100 WA 100

316 CHÂTEAU PALMER 2010 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. 12 x bn. 3 x scraped labels. 4 x scuffed labels

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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per lot $1,200 - $1,400

WA 96+ 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

317 CHÂTEAU PALMER 2010 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. 12 x bn. 3 x scraped labels. 4 x scuffed labels WA 96+

321 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 (OWC) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. WS 99 WA 100 1 bt.

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CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 (OWC) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. hs.

6 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1989 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 cm. scuffed label

1 bt.

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Performing even be"er from bo"le than it did from barrel, this appears to be the finest Lynch Bages since the 2000, 1990 and 1989. According to the chateau, the 2009 has the highest level of polyphenols ever measured as well as high alcohol (nearly 13.5%). A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest largely Merlot with touches of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it is an expressive, voluptuously textured effort with unctuosity and powerful, juicy, succulent blackberry and black currant flavors, low acids, a layered, massive mouthfeel, but no sense of heaviness or fatigue. This exquisite Lynch Bages should drink well for 30+ years. December 2011 Drink: 2012-2042 WA 98

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per lot $1,200 - $1,400

3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2009 (OWC) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

6 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,300

WS 99 WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

323 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 (OWC) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. label peeling

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

326 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1989 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 cm. scuffed label WS 100 WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

327 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1989 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 cm. scuffed label

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CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2003 (OWC) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 2 x wrinkled labels, 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2005 (OWC) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 4 x scuffed labels

The wine has a stunning nose of roasted herbs, grilled meats, charcoal, blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, with some oak still present. Dense, full-bodied and very succulent and lush, this wine seems to be in late adolescence, ready to enter a relatively mature stage. There is always a suspicion because of the extreme heat in July and August that these wines will crack up very quickly, and certainly that will always be a worry, but this one looks set for at least another 10-15 years of drinkability. August 2015 WS 97 WA 96

Tasted at the vertical in London, the 2005 Montrose came and delivered the goods. This was the best example of the 2005 that I have tasted, perhaps a wine that is going to prove that, the longer wine lovers can resist temptation. It is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 3.5% Cabernet Franc and .5% Petit Verdot picked between 23 September and 9 October. The bouquet is extremely detailed, displaying more red berry fruit compared to the 2010 Montrose that leans towards black. Graphite and cedar emerge with time, even an unusual floral scent that is uncommon with respect to this property, whilst all the time retaining fantastic focus and delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with a ferrous tincture on the entry. There are the first signs of secondary notes (dried leaves and bay leaf), but it is the tannic backbone and the precision that really defines this Montrose at the moment. For certain, it is masculine and structured, yet it has enormous potential, perhaps more than was suggested when it was first released? This is for the long term, but you know that already. Tasted June 2016. Drink: 2025-2065 WA 97

This full-bodied, colossal giant of a wine is one of the goliaths of the vintage. It may well have the highest level of natural alcohol for any wine from the Le! Bank of Bordeaux (15.1%) and has the definite potential to be a 50- to 75-year wine. Dense purple, it offers up notes of lead pencil shavings, charcoal embers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur along with massive concentration, a multi-dimensional mouthfeel and a monumental finish that goes well past a minute, which I think might be a record for a young Bordeaux. Keep in mind that the 2009, which I gave three digits, came in at 14.7%, but the pH of the 2010 is lower, giving the wine a freshness and precision that is remarkable. The final blend was 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, and – unlike the Chapelle de la Mission, which has 26% Cabernet Franc – there’s only 1% Cabernet Franc in the 2010 La Mission Haut-Brion. This is a wine for those of you with youth on your side as well as patience. It will need a good decade of cellaring. An amazing wine. Anticipated maturity: 2024-2075+ February 2013 WA 98+ 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

329 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2010 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé WA 98+ 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

330 CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1990 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé A blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, this is clearly the greatest Angelus until the 2000, 2003 and then the perfect 2005. Beautiful, sweet plum, blackberry and blueberry fruit soar from the glass of this opaque, purple wine that still hasn’t lost much in color. Deep, opulent, voluptuously textured, full-bodied and multidimensional, this is a stunner and just now approaching its plateau of full maturity, where it should stay for at least another 20 years. August 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 WA 99

6 bts. per lot $2,000 - $2,400

332 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1990 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label This wine has an incredibly complex nose of spring flowers, blackberry and cassis liqueur, scorched earth and barbecue spice. It is fullbodied, majestic and opulent, with low acidity and fabulous fruit. It is close to full maturity. The wine should continue to drink well for at least another 30 or more years, but it is showing secondary nuances in the perfume. The wine is absolutely magnificent, broad, savory and mouth-filling. This is one of the alltime modern legends from Bordeaux as well as Chateau Montrose. August 2014 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

333 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1990 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

6 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

335 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2010 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 4 x wrinkled labels Tasted at the Montrose vertical in London, the 2010 Montrose was the youngest vintage by some 115 years, but it is undeniably one of the best. It is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked from 27 September until 15 October. Deep, almost opaque in color, it has a tightly wound, arresting nose of blackberry, bilberry, crushed violets and graphite all with quite brilliant delineation. The palate is medium rather than full-bodied, laden with plenty of fruit, grippy like many 2010s with a structured, masculine and tannic finish that wards you away for another 10-15 years. However, it is still possible to admire the purity and delineation of this long-term Montrose, a wine that comes with a compulsory cellaring. Patience will be handsomely rewarded. How long can you wait? Tasted June 2016. Drink: 2030-2080 WA 99 4 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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CHÂTEAU TALBOT 2010 Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2003 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé scraped & scuffed label

This is a prodigious effort. A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Merlot and Cabernet Franc (only 37% of the crop qualified for Las Cases), this dense ruby/purple wine has a stunningly pure bouquet of dark fruit, wet rocks, graphite, and subtle background toast/vanillin. Full-bodied, masculine, and very deep and concentrated, this titanic effort is at least 8-10 years away from its plateau of maturity. The Delon family have produced another legend. Anticipated maturity: 2023-2050+ June 2015 WA 97+

One of the best Talbots over recent years, and possibly the best since the 1986 and 1982, this sexy juggernaut of a wine struts forth with an opaque plum/ruby/purple color and terrific notes of creme de cassis, licorice, roasted herbs and smoky barbecue. It is a brilliant effort, with full body, wonderful fruit, a savory, expansive mouthfeel, sensational texture and a long finish, but no hardness or astringency. This is a fabulous Talbot to drink over the next 20-25 years. February 2013 WA 94

WA 93

6 bts. per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2005 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé stained & scuffed label

3 bts. per lot $900 - $1,100

337 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2009 (OWC) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé One of the more flamboyant and sumptuous wines of the vintage, this inky/purple-colored St.-Julien reveals thrilling levels of opulence, richness and aromatic pleasures. A soaring bouquet of creme de cassis, charcoal, graphite and spring flowers is followed by a superconcentrated wine with silky tannins, stunning amounts of glycerin, a voluptuous, multilayered mouthfeel and nearly 14% natural alcohol. Displaying fabulous definition for such a big, plump, massive, concentrated effort, I suspect the tannin levels are high even though they are largely concealed by lavish amounts of fruit, glycerin and extract. Anticipated maturity: 2018 -2040. December 2011 WA 100 6 bts. per lot $1,700 - $1,900

338 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1990 (OWC) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé I had this wine both in Seoul, Korea in February, and from my cellar in December, 2008, and it was remarkable how identical the wines smelled and tasted. It offers an extraordinary aromatic display of spring flowers, camphor, sweet red and black fruits, a hint of licorice, and no evidence of its 100% new oak cask aging. Round and generous with low acidity, but an opulent, full-bodied richness that is fresh with laser-like precision, this stunning wine is just beginning to reach its plateau of full maturity, where it should remain for another three decades. A sensational effort, it is one of the legendary wines made at Chateau Margaux. Reviewed by Robert Parker. WS 96 WA 100 1 3 ltr. per lot $5,500 - $6,500

340 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1982 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 1 x vts 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+ Drink: 2015-2050 WA 100 1 mag.

per lot $3,400 - $3,800

CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 2005 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE 2005 (1) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé stained & scraped label

Tasted at the vertical in London, the 2005 Montrose came and delivered the goods. This was the best example of the 2005 that I have tasted, perhaps a wine that is going to prove that, the longer wine lovers can resist temptation. It is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 3.5% Cabernet Franc and .5% Petit Verdot picked between 23 September and 9 October. The bouquet is extremely detailed, displaying more red berry fruit compared to the 2010 Montrose that leans towards black. Graphite and cedar emerge with time, even an unusual floral scent that is uncommon with respect to this property, whilst all the time retaining fantastic focus and delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with a ferrous tincture on the entry. There are the first signs of secondary notes (dried leaves and bay leaf), but it is the tannic backbone and the precision that really defines this Montrose at the moment. For certain, it is masculine and structured, yet it has enormous potential, perhaps more than was suggested when it was first released? This is for the long term, but you know that already. Tasted June 2016. Drink: 2025-2065 WA 97 CHÂTEAU PAPE CLÉMENT 2000 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé scraped & scuffed label WA 96

341 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label. scraped capsule Deep garnet-black colour. An incredible array of aromas on the nose: blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, espresso, leather, black olive and loam. The palate is absolutely seamless from first impression to finish, effortlessly building layers of complexity in the mouth and leading to a very long, earth and spice finish. I can’t see how this could possibly be improvement so have no alternative but concede perfection. Drink now to 2045+. WS 99 WA 100 1 mag.

CHÂTEAU CERTAN DE MAY 2005 (1) Pomerol.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

343 NICOLAS JOLY CLOE DE LA COULÉE DE SERRANT SAVENNIERES 2007 (1) Loire. u. 1 cm. suffed label NICOLAS JOLY CLOE DE LA COULÉE DE SERRANT SAVENNIERES 2011 (1) Loire. u. 1 cm. suffed label NICOLAS JOLY CLOE DE LA COULÉE DE SERRANT SAVENNIERES 2013 (1) Loire. scuffed label 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500


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CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1995 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé

The 2001 Petrus (2,160 cases produced) exhibits more depth and richness than any other Pomerol I tasted. Its deep saturated ruby/plum/purple color is accompanied by a tight but promising bouquet of vanilla, cherry liqueur, melted licorice, black currants, and notions of truffles and earth. Rich, full-bodied, and surprisingly thick as well as intense, there is plenty of structure underlying the wealth of fruit and extract. Give it 3-6 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following two decades as it promises to be one of the longest-lived wines of the vintage, not to mention one of the most concentrated. WS 95 WA 95

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DOMAINE DE LA POUSSE D'OR CORTONBRESSANDES 2009 (1) Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé scraped label HENRI BOILLOT PULIGNY-MONTRACHET CLOS DE LA MOUCHÈRE 2009 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

DOMAINE DROUHIN-LAROZE LATRICIÈRESCHAMBERTIN 2010 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé stained label DOMAINE HENRI GOUGES NUITS-SAINTGEORGES CLOS DES PORRETS MONOPOLE 2010 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé scuffed label 3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

Offering pure black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, the inky ruby/purple 2005 Petrus is still very young and unyielding, but superconcentrated, powerful, full-bodied and primordial. It is much more backward than the likes of Lafleur, Trotanoy or Hosanna. Nevertheless, it is super-rich, extracted, beautifully balanced and pure. Forget it for another 10-15 years, and drink it over the following half-century. This may well be among the longest-lived wines of 2005. WS 100 WA 97 1 bt.

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3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

355 GIACOMO BORGOGNO & FIGLI BAROLO RISERVA 2000 (OC) Piedmonte.

per lot $4,000 - $4,500 6 bts. per lot $600 - $800

DOMAINE DANIEL RION ET FILS CLOS VOUGEOT 2010 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé DOMINIQUE LAURENT BONNES-MARES VIEILLES VIGNES 2010 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé MOMMESSIN DOMAINE CLOS DE TART 2009 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

347 CLOS DES PAPES CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2006 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. scuffed label. scraped capsule Kirsch, licorice, garrigue and sweet spice all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced 2006. It benefits from a short decant, and while showing plenty of maturity, it will evolve gracefully for at least another decade. May 2016 Drink:2016-2026 WA 95 EMIDIO PEPE MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO 2003 (1) Abruzzo, Italy. scuffed label 2 bts.

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

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per lot $300 - $500

350 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1995 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé 1 x scraped label One of the bigger wines of the vintage, the ripe, powerful Merlot component has bu#ressed the Cabernet elements, giving the wine plenty of body, tannin and La Mission’s classic asphalt, cassis, blackberry, smoky barbecue, meaty notes intermixed with a hint of hot rocks. The 1995 is still a young wine and I am beginning to wonder if this vintage overall will resemble 1975 rather than something with more charm? Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035? August 2012 WA 95+ 1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,000

351 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1995 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé wrinkled label WA 95+ 1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,000

356 AGRICOLA SAN FELICE VIGORELLO 1999 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. wrinkled label CASTELGIOCONDO MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1999 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. FRATELLI REVELLO BAROLO VIGNA CONCA 1999 (1) Piedmonte. scuffed label GIOVANNI MANZONE BAROLO VIGNA CONCA 1999 (1) Piedmonte. u. bn. scraped label PAOLO SCAVINO BAROLO 2000 (1) Piedmonte. peeling label TENIMENTI LUIGI D'ALESSANDRO MANZANO IL BOSCO SYRAH CORTONA 1999 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. wrinkled & scuffed label 6 bts. per lot $400 - $600


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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1983 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé u. ms. bin spiled label

A stunning success for the vintage, and possibly the Margaux of the year, this wine, which achieved 13.5% natural alcohol, is a blend of 51% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petit Verdot. Loads of barbecue smoke, licorice, incense, blackberry, new saddle leather and forest floor notes jump from the glass of this dense, purple-colored wine. Extraordinarily intense and full-bodied, with plenty of tannin, but not the formidable structure of the 2010, this is going to be one of the longest-lived wines of 2008. It is full, rich, layered, and should be reasonably approachable with 3-4 years of bo"le age, and will also keep for 30+ years. May 2011 WA 94

The 2008 Tignanello is unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage. The 2008 isn’t a huge or obvious Tignanello, rather it is a wine that impresses for its sublime elegance and precision. Understated layers of fruit caress the palate like cashmere in this impeccable, so! wine. There is not a hard edge to be found. Black cherries, tobacco, smoke and licorice are some of the notes that come through on the finish. The flavor profile is decidedly on the dark side, but the wine’s structure is medium in body and intensity. In 2008 the Tignanello has more energy, focus and length than the Solaia. It is a fabulous achievement! The 2008 Tignanello is 80% Sangiovese aged in 300-liter French oak barrels (1/3rd new), 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, both aged in 100% new 225-liter French oak barriques. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. WS 92 WA 94

WA 96 1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,000

362 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1983 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé u. hs. bin spiled label WA 96 1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,000

6 bts. per lot $700 - $900

358 MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2004 Tuscany. Pale+ ruby colour. Subtle, slightly closed aromas of red cherry, raspberry, violets, mocha and cinnamon on the nose. The medium+ bodied palate provides a great intensity of cherry, spice and tea flavours balanced by crisp acidity. Medium to firm, grainy, very fine tannins and a long, long finish. Young. Drink 2010 – 2020+ WS 95 WA 94 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

359 MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 1997 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. During the recorking ceremony for the 1971 Tignanello, I had the opportunity to taste four editions of the wine spanning the four decades of its production. The 1997 Tignanello was by far the most enjoyable of these wines. It is experiencing a perfect moment in its drinking window. Looking through The Wine Advocate archive, I see the suggestion of bre" in a past review. I found absolutely no imperfections in this wine. Instead, the bouquet is generous and opulent with dark berry, spice, licorice and leather. Much of the Tignanello vineyards were replanted in the 1990s so I expect that the fruit came from younger vines. The finish is silky and long in persistency. October 2015 WA 94 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

PAVILLON BLANC DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX BLANC 2000 (1) Margaux. scuffed label 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

363 CHÂTEAU PALMER 1999 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé The 1999 is the greatest Palmer made since 1961, 1966, 1970, 1983, and 1989. It is one of the superstars of the vintage. The wine is a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, and 6% Petit Verdot. It boasts a staggering bouquet of violets and other spring flowers intermixed with licorice, black currants, and subtle wood. Only 50% of the production made it into the grand vin. This is a multidimensional, compelling effort with both power and elegance, it offers sweet tannin along with flavors that caress the palate, and a 45-second finish. This is terrific stuff! Anticipated maturity: 2004-2025. WA 95 CHÂTEAU PALMER 2002 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé scraped label A successful wine for the vintage, this blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 8% Petit Verdot boasts complex notes of menthol, black currants, plums, licorice, and a hint of cappuccino in its stunning aromatics. Dense, medium to full-bodied, with high levels of tannin in a big, full-bodied style (much in the spirit of such classic Bordeaux vintages as 1966, 1986, and 1996), this wine possesses superb purity and serious length, but should be purchased only by those with considerable patience and a good, cold cellar, since it will need plenty of time. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2028. April 2005 WA 94 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

365 CARRUADES DE LAFITE 2010 Pauillac. Another brilliant second wine, the 2010 Carruades de Lafite (50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42.5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot) is elegant and amazing for a second wine from Lafite. “Carruades de Lafite” is now engraved in the bo"le to prevent unscrupulous sommeliers and merchants from trying to pass it off as Lafite Rothschild. The wine displays much of the same lead pencil, charcoal and black currant notes of its bigger sister, although it is forward, precocious and far less structured than the grand vin. Nevertheless, this wine, which can be drunk now, will cellar beautifully for at least 20 -25 more years. February 2013 WA 94 2 bts.

366 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1999 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé An opaque ruby/purple color is accompanied by a complex bouquet of lead pencil, graphite, cedar, creme de cassis, toast, and vanilla. It is medium-bodied, with extravagant layers of richness yet li"le weight, and a finish that is all sweetness, ripeness, and harmony. This extraordinary Lafite increasingly appears to be a modern day clone of the majestic 1953. A mere one-third of the crop made it into the grand vin! Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030. WA 95 1 bt.

360 MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 1997 Tuscany. u. 2 x bn. WA 94 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

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CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1996 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scuffed & wrinkled label

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2001 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé scraped label

This beautiful, stunningly dense purple-colored effort (includes about 90% Cabernet Sauvignon) offers up precise notes of graphite, black cherries, cassis, scorched earth, and minerals. Medium to full-bodied with fabulous fruit, impressive richness, refreshing acidity, and sweet tannin, this beauty should be approachable in 4-5 years, and last for three decades. WA 95 1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,000

368 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1994 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé WA 94 CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1990 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé bin soiled label This magnificent Lynch Bages has been drinking well since the day it was released and it continues to go from strength to strength. The biggest, richest, fullest-bodied Lynch Bages until the 2000, the fully mature 1990 exhibits an unbelievably explosive nose of black currants, cedarwood, herbs and spice. The majestic, classically Bordeaux aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, voluptuously textured, rich, intense wine with superb purity as well as thrilling levels of fruit, glycerin and sweetness. This beauty should continue to provide immense pleasure over the next 15+ years. August 2011 WA 99 2 bts.

Drink: 2015-2035 WA 94 1 bt.

per lot $700 - $900

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CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2006 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label

Tasted at the property, the 2006 Château Pichon-Lalande has a voluminous bouquet with outgoing blackberry, cassis and violets scents, a touch of boysenberry jam tucked just underneath, although it does not quite have the delineation of the Lynch Bages. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This feels very composed in the mouth, quite fresh with welljudged acidity, harmonious and tensile on the finish. This deserves a higher score than I awarded out of barrel and it continues to improve year by year. Tasted April 2016. WA 94 CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 2007 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 4 bts. per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2008 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels. 2 x scraped labels. 2 x strained labels WA 93 5 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

370 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1995 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scuffed & wrinkled label A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 19% Merlot, it reveals an opaque purple color, and reluctant aromas of cassis, truffles, coffee, licorice, and spice. In the mouth, the wine is "great stuff," with superb density, a full-bodied personality, rich midpalate, and a layered, profound finish that lasts for 40+ seconds. There is outstanding purity and high tannin, but my instincts suggest this wine is lower in acidity and slightly fleshier than the brawnier, bigger 1996. Both are great efforts from Mouton-Rothschild. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2030. WS 94 WA 95 1 bt.

per lot $700 - $900

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2004 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé scraped label

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2001 Pauillac. scuffed & wrinkled label

per lot $900 - $1,100

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374 CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 2008 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped label A sleeper of the vintage, the 2008 Pichon Longueville Baron is one of the densest, most concentrated wines of Pauillac in 2008. An inky/purple color is followed by aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, blackberries, charcoal, coffee and licorice. Exceptionally fullbodied with velvety tannins and undeniable appeal, this gorgeous, well-proportioned, larger than life 2008 should age effortlessly for two decades or more. With the realistic pricing that remains for many 2008s, this is a no-brainer. May 2011 WA 95 3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

Tasted at the property, the 2006 Château Pichon-Lalande has a voluminous bouquet with outgoing blackberry, cassis and violets scents, a touch of boysenberry jam tucked just underneath, although it does not quite have the delineation of the Lynch Bages. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This feels very composed in the mouth, quite fresh with welljudged acidity, harmonious and tensile on the finish. This deserves a higher score than I awarded out of barrel and it continues to improve year by year. Tasted April 2016. WA 94 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2007 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2008 (2) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label WA 92 4 bts. per lot $600 - $800


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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAILLY 2006 (2) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scraped label

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2006 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU LATOUR LES FORTS DE LATOUR 2005 (1) Pauillac. scuffed label

WA 93 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAILLY 2008 (2) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château HautBrion has a more ostentatious bouquet than the comparatively reserved La Mission: quite feisty blackberry, briary, kirsch and red plum scents, hints of leather and sage tucked just underneath. This is a bouquet determined to make an impression! The palate is mediumbodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, a gentle build to a concentrated, earthy, truffletinged finish that lingers long in the mouth. This seems to have the upper-hand over the La Mission and probably has a longer future. A thoroughbred from Jean-Philippe Delmas and his team. Tasted January 2016. Drink: 2018 -2046 WA 96

WA 93 CHÂTEAU LATOUR LES FORTS DE LATOUR 2009 (1) Pauillac. Possibly the best second wine ever made at Latour (and I love how the 1982 is drinking at age 30), the 2009 Les Forts de Latour is composed of two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot blended with a tiny dollop of Petit Verdot, and finished at 13.5% alcohol. Juicy notes of creme de cassis, licorice, camphor, smoke and crushed rocks are followed by a rich, unctuously textured, thick, juicy, exceptionally pure, long wine. This beauty will be at its finest in several years and should keep for three decades. December 2011 WA 95 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

378 CHÂTEAU BAHANS HAUT-BRION 2006 (1) Pessac-Léognan. stained label CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2004 (2) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label 3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

A candidate for the -wine of the vintage,- the 2008 Haut-Bailly possesses incredible complexity. Tell-tale notes of lead pencil shavings, charcoal, damp earth, black cherries and black currants intermixed with a hint of subtle barbecue smoke are present in this classic, quintessential Graves. Medium-bodied with an emerging, precocious complexity, it is a super-pure, beautifully textured, long wine that can be drunk now or cellared for 20-25 years. Bravo! May 2011 WA 96 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAILLY 2010 (2) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label The 2010 Haut Bailly has consistently been a fantastic wine, and at seven years of age I have no reason to alter that view. It has a mixture of red and black fruit on the nose, wet stone, black olive and a light marine influence. It is still backward compared to other vintages, but it has not relinquished one iota of its intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This is a voluminous Haut Bailly, one that is beginning to stretch its muscles, with a gentle grip in the mouth with a wonderful saline finish. There is huge potential locked into this wine, but patience is needed. Tasted March 2017. Drink: 2020-2025 July 2017 WS 95 WA 95 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAILLY 2011 (3) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé 3 x scuffed labels. 1 x stained label The saturated ruby/purple-hued 2011 HautBailly exhibits a glorious, subtle, noble set of aromatics consisting of red and black currants, sweet cherries, graphite, truffles and a faint hint of wood spice. The wine hits the palate with the profound elegance and purity that have become so much a characteristic under Wilmers and Sanders. Still youthful, with good acidity and freshness, this brilliant, mediumbodied 2011 needs another 4-5 years of bo#le age, and should evolve effortlessly for 20-25 years. Drink: 2018-2043 WA 94+ 9 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

380 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1999 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

382 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1994 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé scuffed label This vintage again demonstrates what an extraordinary terroir La Mission-Haut-Brion possesses. It was not an easy year, with rain, flowering issues and uncooperative weather in the critical months of August and September, but the vineyard’s superb drainage and La Mission’s ability to produce fascinating aromatics even in difficult vintages triumphs again. Classic Graves aromas of charcoal, scorched earth, red and black fruits, truffles, graphite and melted tar emerge from this dark garnet/plum-colored 1994. In the mouth, there is some angularity and rustic tannins remaining, but they are not out of balance. With medium to full body as well as more depth than many of its peers, the wine appears to be close to full maturity. However, with this level of acidity and tannin, it is not likely to fall apart any time soon. Anticipated maturity: now-2025. WS 92 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1996 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé scuffed label 2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2011 Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1996 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU CLINET 2010 (1) Pomerol.

A dense ruby/purple-tinged color and restrained but intriguing aromas of kirsch, raspberry jam, wood spice, and mulberries are found in this full-bodied Petrus. An undeniable success in 2011, it is rich, layered and pure with light to moderate tannin, but seems slightly less muscular and tannic compared to its stablemate, Trotanoy. Forget it for a few years and drink it over the following 25 years. Made from 100% Merlot, it tips the scales at 13.5% alcohol. In short, it is typically open-knit and already showing very well. This is quite opulent. Drink 2017-2042 April 2014 WA 95 JS 95

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2005 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

The blend is largely dominated by 85% Merlot, with some Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Cabernet Franc also included. Inky/purple-colored, the wine has an exceptionally full-bodied, layered, moderately tannic mouthfeel and impressive power. Loads of melted chocolate/fudge and black fruits galore along with some coffee bean, mocha, as well as some background oak are all present in this big, formidably endowed, masculine style of Pomerol that will take longer to shed its tannin than the 2009. I would give this wine 5-6 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 30+ years. February 2013 WS 95 WA 96+ CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 2004 (1) Pomerol. 3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

384 CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2008 Pomerol. A major sleeper of the vintage, the 2008 La Fleur Petrus (90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc) is a remarkably sexy, opulent wine that transcends the vintage character. Its dense plum/ruby/purple color is accompanied by notes of sweet black cherries, licorice, truffles and a hint of graphite. Full-bodied with silky tannin as well as undeniable appeal, richness, purity and a 40+ second finish, this is a sure-fire big buy in 2008. Drink it over the next 20+ years. May 2011 Drink: 2011-2031 WA 95 4 bts. per lot $900 - $1,100

CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 2009 Pomerol.

2 bts.

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per lot $2,400 - $2,600

Tasted at the Trotanoy vertical in Hong Kong, the 2009 Trotanoy has long been one of the standout Pomerols in what was a fecund year for the appellation. This bo#le reaffirmed previous reviews, although the aromatics were perhaps a li#le more immediate with blackberry, roasted chestnut and truffles, just a touch of glycerin, all delivered with fabulous precision. The oak is more assimilated on the palate that still feels succulent. But, look a li#le further and there is real backbone cloaked by all that fruit, plus there is awe-inspiring persistence on the finish that just lacquers the mouth. Stupendous! Tasted November 2016. WS 98 WA 97 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

388 CHAPELLE D'AUSONE 2006 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

385 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2011 Pomerol. A dense ruby/purple-tinged color and restrained but intriguing aromas of kirsch, raspberry jam, wood spice, and mulberries are found in this full-bodied Petrus. An undeniable success in 2011, it is rich, layered and pure with light to moderate tannin, but seems slightly less muscular and tannic compared to its stablemate, Trotanoy. Forget it for a few years and drink it over the following 25 years. Made from 100% Merlot, it tips the scales at 13.5% alcohol. In short, it is typically open-knit and already showing very well. This is quite opulent. Drink 2017-2042 April 2014 WA 95 JS 95 1 bt.

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Truly great stuff, this wine performed at a three-digit level both in the horizontal tasting of 2005s in Baltimore, as well as in Montreal at this mini-vertical. This sensational, opaque, bluish/purple wine offers up notes of vanillin, spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, plus a touch of licorice. The wine hits the palate with a thunderous cascade of ripe, rich, concentrated fruit. It is full-bodied, multidimensional and layered. The tannins are beautifully integrated but still present, and the wood, acidity, alcohol, etc., are all beautifully assimilated in this magnificent, majestic vintage of Angelus. It can be drunk now, but it is still an adolescent and that suggests it has at least another 25-35 years of longevity. August 2015 WA 100

per lot $2,400 - $2,600

CHAPELLE D'AUSONE 2008 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU FAUGERES CUVEE SPECIALE PÉBY 2005 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé scraped label CHÂTEAU GRAND MAYNE 2005 (1 mag.) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. bn. 3 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $600 - $800

391 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1990 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A u. ts. stained label The 1990 Cheval Blanc is fast becoming my favorite modern-day vintage of this Saint Emilion estate and perhaps the 1990 is now exiting the slip-steam of the feted 1982. This is unequivocally a brilliant wine. The nose holds nothing back, a line of senses all doing the conga towards your olfactory senses: macerated dark cherries, exotic kirsch-like aromas, leather, mahogany bureau, touches of crème de cassis and herbs all vie for a#ention. The palate is full-bodied and cloaked in a silky, velvety texture that leaves you a li#le ga-ga. There is so much fruit ram-packed into the bravura of a finish. Moreover, there's just so much joie-de-vivre and decadence in this wine, but it never seems overpowering or ostentatious. This bo#le came from perfect provenance, as it was served blind by winemaker Pierre Lurton at a private dinner hosted by a mutual friend in Bordeaux. Tasted March 2016 WS 93 WA 98 1 bt.

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1994 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1994 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé bin soiled label 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

392 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1994 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A 2 x scuffed labels 2 bts.

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393 CHÂTEAU LA MONDOTTE 2004 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU MONBOUSQUET 2005 (1 mag.) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 1 bt. & 1 mag.

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CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1990 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 2009 (2) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels

The wine has a stunning nose of roasted herbs, grilled meats, charcoal, blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, with some oak still present. Dense, full-bodied and very succulent and lush, this wine seems to be in late adolescence, ready to enter a relatively mature stage. There is always a suspicion because of the extreme heat in July and August that these wines will crack up very quickly, and certainly that will always be a worry, but this one looks set for at least another 10-15 years of drinkability. August 2015 WS 97 WA 96 CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2004 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé scuffed label A real sleeper effort from the Perse family, the 2004 Pavie has a dense, bluish purple color and a wonderful, sweet kiss of blackberry, licorice, spice box and roasted herbs. The wine is rich, deep, full-bodied and absolutely remarkable for the vintage. This is certainly a candidate for one of the wines of the year and seems still relatively youthful and promising. Drink it over the next 20 years. August 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 WA 94 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

395 CHÂTEAU PAVIE-DECESSE 1999 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé WA 93 CHÂTEAU PAVIE-DECESSE 2001 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU PAVIE-DECESSE 2003 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé wrinkled & peeling label CHÂTEAU PAVIE-DECESSE 2004 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 4 bts. per lot $400 - $600

396 LE PETIT CHEVAL 2005 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. bn. scuffed label LE PETIT CHEVAL 2006 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label

WA 94 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2004 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels. 1 discoloured label CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2006 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label The exceptional 2006 Cos d’Estournel is composed of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot, 55% of the production was utilized. Revealing superb intensity for a 2006 as well as an inky/blue/purple color, and a sweet bouquet of blue and black fruits, licorice, graphite, and charcoal, this full-bodied 2006 possesses high levels of sweet tannin. This wine is characterized by a freshness and precision that give it a 1996-like affinity. Enjoy this beautifully concentrated, exceptionally pure, statuesque Cos d’Estournel over the next 20-25 years. By the way, it was bo#led without any fining or filtration. Feb 2009 WA 94 5 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

398 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2004 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label WA 92 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2006 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé stained label CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2007 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2008 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label Tasted at the château, the 2008 Montrose is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked between 29 September and 15 October. It has a far superior bouquet compared to the underperforming 2006 with black fruit, minerals, fern and briary. It is very composed, almost understated, yet clearly with great potential. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin, a fine line of acidity, powerful for the finish but with impressive mineralité and tension on the persistence finish. It is quite an audacious 2008 and one of the finest wines of the vintage. Tasted September 2016. Drink: 2020-2055 WA 94 4 bts. per lot $400 - $600

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per lot $400 - $600

WA 93 CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 2010 (2) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels Showing be#er from bo#le than it did from barrel, where it was also impressive, but not quite at this level, the 2010 Beychevelle displays sweet black currant, black cherry, foresty notes, medium to full-bodied texture with impressive purity and moderately high tannins (although they’ve so$ened considerably during the wine’s upbringing in barrel). Layered and rich for a Beychevelle, this wine should easily withstand three decades of cellaring. I would give it another 3-4 years of bo#le age, but this is a fabulous effort from the first chateau one sees upon entering the appellation of St.-Julien. February 2013 WA 94 CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 2008 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé One of the stars of the vintage, and a remarkable achievement in 2008, with impressive richness, this dense purple colored wine is almost as opaque as the 2010. Spring flowers, crushed rocks, creme de cassis and some subtle oak are followed by a full-bodied, concentrated wine that transcends the vintage character in its power, richness, and aging potential. It also exhibits tremendous precision, purity, and depth of character. It is more forward than the 2010 is likely to be, but probably not as sumptuous as the 2009 will turn out to be. This is a wine to buy. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. May 2011 WA 95+ 6 bts. per lot $700 - $900

400 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1990 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé bin soiled & stained label Believe it or not, the 1990 Leoville Barton can actually be drunk - something that cannot be said about the broodingly backward, still excruciatingly tannic 1982. The exceptionally concentrated 1990 reveals more polished, sweeter tannins along with a big, sweet kiss of black currant, forest floor, cedar, and spice box notes. While it still has some tannins to shed, this full-bodied, powerful, long wine is approachable. It should continue to evolve for another two decades. June 2009 Drink: 2009 -2029 WA 93+ CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1994 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2004 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé WA 92+ 5 bts. per lot $600 - $800


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DOMINUS ESTATE 2008 (1) Napa Valley.

An incredibly fresh, lively 2003 (the pH is only 3.6 and the alcohol is 13.1%), this wine offers a dense ruby/purple color along with full body and a remarkable nose of black currants, kirsch, lead pencil shavings and vanilla. Opulent, full-bodied and close to full maturity, it is a seamless classic that will age for 15-20 more years. Kudos to the Delon family for such a brilliant achievement in a tricky vintage. August 2014 Drink: 2014-2034 WA 96 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2006 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scraped label

WA 100 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

404 DUNN CABERNET SAUVIGNON HOWELL MOUNTAIN 2002 (1) Napa Valley. scraped label

Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London and then blind at Farr Vintners horizontal, the 2006 Château Léoville Las-Cases has a very complex bouquet with heady scents of blackcurrant, kirsch, crushed violets, rock salt and just a hint of cassis. It is backward and can barely contain its energy. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, very symmetrical and poised, a fine line of acidity interwoven through the black fruit, touches of citrus fruit developing towards the poised and tensile finish. This is a beautiful wine from Jean-Hubert Delon, but it needs several years in bo"le. May 2016 WS 95 WA 96

DUNN CABERNET SAUVIGNON HOWELL MOUNTAIN 2003 (1) Napa Valley. scraped label

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2007 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scraped label

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WA 92 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

402 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2006 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2009 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé One of the more flamboyant and sumptuous wines of the vintage, this inky/purple-colored St.-Julien reveals thrilling levels of opulence, richness and aromatic pleasures. A soaring bouquet of creme de cassis, charcoal, graphite and spring flowers is followed by a superconcentrated wine with silky tannins, stunning amounts of glycerin, a voluptuous, multilayered mouthfeel and nearly 14% natural alcohol. Displaying fabulous definition for such a big, plump, massive, concentrated effort, I suspect the tannin levels are high even though they are largely concealed by lavish amounts of fruit, glycerin and extract. Anticipated maturity: 2018 -2040. WA 100 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2011 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label This property, which has been on a qualitative tear over the last generation, has produced one of the most successful wines of 2011. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, it is broad, rich, medium to full-bodied and dense. It boasts an inky/purple color as well as lots of concentration, silky tannins, and a bigger, richer mouthfeel than any of its St.Julien peers. The result is one of the stars of the vintage. April 2014 WA 94 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

DUNN CABERNET SAUVIGNON HOWELL MOUNTAIN 2004 (1) Napa Valley. scraped label. chipped wax capsule 3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

DOMINUS ESTATE 2006 (2) Napa Valley. 2 x scuffed labels Very deep garnet-purple colour. A wonderfully perfumed nose of violets, crushed blackberries, black cherries, mace and cloves leading into some smoked meat and mocha aromas with swirling. Very structured on the palate with high acidity, a medium to high level of fine tannins and a full body providing plenty of flesh in the mid-palate. Very long layered finish. WA 96 JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS INSIGNIA PROPRIETARY RED WINE 2006 (2) Napa Valley. u. 2 x bn. 2 x wrinkled labels The 2006 Insignia possesses a deep ruby/purple color as well as copious amounts of cassis, but has not yet developed secondary nuances. It remains a big, full-thro"le, fullbodied Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine with 14.5% natural alcohol, impressive purity, sweet tannin, decent acidity and a monolithic personality. Everything needed for a graceful evolution is present, and the 2006 should keep for another two decades. November 2013 Drink: 2013-2033 WA 94 4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

Made in a more masculine style, the 2008 Dominus has all of that along with bigger body and more structure, fat, density and texture. Both are brilliant wines and they represent the finest back-to-back vintages for Dominus since 2001 and 2002 or 1990 and 1991. Both the 2007 and 2008 Dominus should drink well for 25-30 years. WS 94 WA 99 DOMINUS ESTATE 2009 (1) Napa Valley. The 2009 Dominus saw about 40% new oak compared to the 20% for Napanook. A seamless classic, it offers a symphony of red and black currants, Asian plum sauce, lavender, and underbrush. Sweet Christmas fruitcake characteristics emerge from this magnificent Dominus that finished at 14.5% natural alcohol (slightly higher than usual). The seamless integration of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol, the brilliant length and overall compelling complexity and richness make it one of the great classics from this historic estate. It should drink well for 20-25 years. WS 93 WA 97 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

407 PAUL HOBBS CABERNET SAUVIGNON BECKSTOFFER TO KALON VINEYARD 2006 (1) Napa Valley. Not surprisingly, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard is a profound Cabernet Sauvignon. The equivalent of a Bordeaux first-growth Pauillac, it boasts abundant quantities of creme de cassis, lead pencil shavings, cedar, and subtle smoky oak and espresso notes. Atypically sexy for a 2006, it is full-bodied with oodles of concentrated black fruits, stunning purity and length, and a finish that lasts for nearly a minute. It should hit its apogee in 3-4 years, and last for three decades or more. December 2008 Drink: 2011 -2031 WS 93 WA 96+ PAUL HOBBS CABERNET SAUVIGNON BECKSTOFFER TO KALON VINEYARD 2007 (1) Napa Valley. From the amazing Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard, Hobbs’ 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is a slightly more opulent, broader, savory effort that comes close to the perfect 2002. The 2007 has more noticeable tannin than the 2002 did at the same stage as well as more obvious minerality, but notes of graphite, black currant liqueur, licorice, cedar, and spice box are found in this full-bodied, multidimensional, fabulously concentrated wine. It was aged in 100% new Taransaud French oak barrels. Give it 5-6 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following three decades. December 2009 Drink: 2014 -2044 WA 98+ 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800


Lots 408-432 Eclectic Wine from the Collection of a Toronto Physician

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CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2003 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1998 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 3 x scraped labels. 1 x wrinkled label

The spectacular 2003 Pontet Canet is still incredibly young and vigorous. This full-bodied classic boasts a dense purple color as well as a superb nose of graphite, creme de cassis, forest floor, licorice and a hint of truffles, low acidity, and extravagant richness. Most of the tannins have been resolved in this superstar of the vintage. It should continue to drink well for 10 -15+ years. Issue date 27 August 2014 Drink: 2014 -2029 WS 94 WA 95+

CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1995 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels

A dense opaque purple color offers up restrained, but pure aromas of liquid minerals, blackberries, black raspberries, and flowers. Medium to full-bodied, with high tannin but a long, super-pure, symmetrical mouth-feel, this dazzling, extremely complex Ausone requires 6 -10 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2050. WA 94 3 bts. per lot $1,800 - $2,000

409 CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1999 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels Is the 1999 Ausone the wine of the vintage? Dense purple color, a compelling bouquet of licorice, minerals, black and blueberry liqueur, extraordinary delineation, high tannin, superb extract, and phenomenal richness all are the stuff of a legend. This wine seems impossible to have emerged from a vintage like 1999. Proprietor Alain Vauthier produced only 20,000 bo"les because he eliminated onefourth of the tiny crop. The result is out-and-out fabulous, but the wine needs 12-15 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050. April 2002 WA 95 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

410 CHÂTEAU LANGOA BARTON 2005 (3) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2009 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé One of the more flamboyant and sumptuous wines of the vintage, this inky/purple-colored St.-Julien reveals thrilling levels of opulence, richness and aromatic pleasures. A soaring bouquet of creme de cassis, charcoal, graphite and spring flowers is followed by a superconcentrated wine with silky tannins, stunning amounts of glycerin, a voluptuous, multilayered mouthfeel and nearly 14% natural alcohol. Displaying fabulous definition for such a big, plump, massive, concentrated effort, I suspect the tannin levels are high even though they are largely concealed by lavish amounts of fruit, glycerin and extract. Anticipated maturity: 2018 -2040. WA 100 6 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2008 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé A candidate for the “wine of the vintage,” Pontet Canet’s 2008 boasts an opaque purple color as well as copious aromas of sweet blueberries, blackberries and black currant fruit intertwined with lead pencil shavings, subtle barbecue smoke and a hint of forest floor. Full-bodied, with fabulous richness, texture and tremendous freshness, this firstgrowth-like effort is more developed than the uber-powerful 2010. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following three decades. Bravo! Drink: 2016-2046 May 2011 WA 96 6 bts. per lot $700 - $900

412 CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2001 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé A great showing for this wine in the minivertical, the 2001 Pavie has a slight lightening at the edge of its dark garnet/plum/purple color and a big, sweet kiss of cedar wood, incense, licorice, blackberry and lead pencil shavings. The wine is dense, very rich, multilayered and finishes with at least a 40- to 45-second a$ertaste. This wine seems to be close to full maturity, but should hold there for easily another 15-20 years. It’s a sleeper of the vintage. August 2015. Drink: 2015-2035 WS 95 WA 96 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

A wine of extraordinary intensity and accessibility, the 1995 Cos d'Estournel is a sexier, more hedonistic offering than the muscular, backward 1996. Opulent, with forward aromatics (gobs of black fruits intermixed with toasty pain grille scents and a boatload of spice), this terrific Cos possesses remarkable intensity, full body, and layers of jammy fruit nicely framed by the wine's new oak. Because of low acidity and sweet tannin, the 1995 will be difficult to resist young, although it will age for 2-3 decades. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2025. WS 94 WA 95 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2001 (3) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped label. 2 x scraped capsules The 2001 Cos d'Estournel is blended of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot—a very high percentage of Merlot in this vintage and a very late harvest, which started on October 1st. Deep garnet in color, the nose is singing with savory notes of smoked meats, tapenade, bay leaves and beef drippings with a core of plum preserves, redcurrant jelly, dried cherries and baked blackcurrants with wa$s of peppermint tea and dried roses. Medium-bodied, the palate practically tingles with vibrant dried herbs, red fruit preserves and minty notes, structured with firm, finely grained tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing very long and minerally. November 2018 Drink: 2018-2033 WA 94 5 bts. per lot $900 - $1,100

414 CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 2005 Pomerol. stained label Displaying spectacular aromatics of mulberry, blueberry and raspberry fruit, a dense ruby/purple color, and sweet floral notes, in the mouth the 2005 La Conseillante is not as broad and powerful as Petrus, Trotanoy, Hosanna or Lafleur, but it is gorgeously silky, elegant and stylish. This medium-bodied, savory wine is a graceful, provocative and compelling Pomerol to drink now and over the next 25 years. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2040 WA 97 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

415 CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 2008 Pomerol. One of the superstars of the vintage, the 2008 Trotanoy is a wine that transcends the vintage. Typically, this is not one of the more lush, sexy wines of Pomerol, but rather a muscular, masculine effort, and that’s the case in 2008. A deep purple color is followed by copious amounts of red and black fruit, earth, cedar and forest floor notes. The wine reveals a fullbodied texture, phenomenal concentration for a 2008, plenty of sweet tannin and a terrific finish. Drink: 2009-2039 WS 92 WA 96 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800


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CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2001 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x stained label

TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2001 Tuscany.

COUDOULET DE BEAUCASTEL CÔTES DU RHÔNE 2007 (1) Côtes du Rhône. u. 1 cm. scuffed label DELAS FRERES CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE HAUTE PIERRE 2007 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. scraped label DOMAINE PÉGAÜ CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE LAURENCE 2005 (4) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 8 bts. per lot $500 - $700

417 ALAIN JAUME & FILS CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE DOMAINE GRAND VENEUR VIEILLES VIGNES 2007 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 2 x scuffed label ALAIN JAUME DOMAINE GRAND VENEUR CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE LES ORIGINES 2001 (4) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 4 x scuffed labels ALAIN JAUME DOMAINE GRAND VENEUR CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE LES ORIGINES 2007 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. LE VIEUX DONJON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2001 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 2 x scuffed labels WS 93 WA 95 LE VIEUX DONJON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2007 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. stained label Up there with the 2010 in terms of quality, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape dishes out loads of plum, lavender, ground pepper and licorice in its full-bodied, ripe and layered profile. Possessing a rock-star texture, no hard edges and beautiful concentration, it’s drinking nicely now, and should continue to evolve gracefully for another decade. August 2014. Drink: 2014 -2024 WS 94 WA 96 10 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

This inky/ruby/purple-colored cuvee offers a classic Beaucastel bouquet of new saddle leather, cigar smoke, roasted herbs, black truffles, underbrush, and blackberry as well as cherry fruit. It is a superb, earthy expression of this Mourvedre-dominated cuvee. Full-bodied and powerful, it will undoubtedly close down over the next several years, not to re-emerge for 7-8 years. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025. WS 93 WA 96 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2007 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 2 x wrinkled labels. 1 x stained label Beaucastel’s 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape has turned out even be#er out of bo#le than I predicted. An inky/ruby/purple color is followed by a glorious nose of blue and black fruits, truffles, pen ink, licorice, and meat juices as well as glorious levels of acidity and sweet tannin, bu#ressing the fruit’s fabulous freshness and vibrancy. This full-bodied effort still displays considerable tannin, no doubt because of the relatively high Mourvedre content. It should resolve its tannins in 2-4 years, and last for 25 or more. October 2009 WA 96

The massive 2001 Masseto forms with Le Macchiole’s Messorio and Tua Rita’s Redigaffi a trio of world class Merlots in a ten square mile area where the variety virtually did not exist 15 years ago. The volume, richness, and sumptuousness are almost beyond description, as are the length and density of the flow and finish, but there is an underlying vein of purity and freshness which help maintain an impeccable balance. April 2006 WS 100 WA 98 JS 100 3 bts. per lot $3,800 - $4,200

421 TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2004 Tuscany. The 2004 Masseto is all silk and elegance. The 2004 is arguably the most finessed, silky Masseto ever made. Bright floral notes add li% and precision to a core of sweet red berries and spices in this supple, exceptionally polished wine. This is the height of elegance and polish with Masseto. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2024. WA 96

CHÂTEAU LA NERTHE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE CUVÉE DES CADETTES 2001 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

3 bts. per lot $2,800 - $3,200

CHÂTEAU LA NERTHE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE CUVÉE DES CADETTES 2005 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

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per lot $1,000 - $1,200

TENUTA SETTE PONTI ORENO 2001 (1) Tuscany. wrinkled label

The 2003 Dominus is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot (14.1% alcohol). Remarkably, it is the 20th vintage for Christian Moueix. Always a Bordeaux-inspired wine with restraint yet substance as well as a textured richness, the 2003 exhibits a deep plum/ruby/purple color, a creamy, opulent texture, no hard edges, and a wonderful sweetness of foresty, black currant and cherry fruit mixed with underbrush and hints of Chinese black tea. Well-proportioned and full-bodied, yet never over-stated or out of balance, this is another beauty from Moueix. Drink it over the next 15+ years. June 2013 WA 95

TENUTA SETTE PONTI ORENO 2004 (2) Tuscany.

3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

419 GAJA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RENNINA PIEVE SANTA RESTITUTA 1997 (1) Tuscany. GAJA SUGARILLE PIEVE SANTA RESTITUTA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1998 (1) Tuscany.

WS 95 5 bts. per lot $500 - $700

423 DOMINUS ESTATE 2007 Napa Valley. u. 1 x bn. The 2008 Dominus may eclipse the 2007, but it may just be a ma#er of style. The 2007 Dominus, the quintessential model of haute couture, is pure elegance exhibiting a seamless integration of wood, tannin, alcohol and acidity as well as a complex bouquet of cedar, new saddle leather, sweet kirsch, black currant and plum fruit and a notion of licorice. Both the 2007 and 2008 Dominus should drink well for 25-30 years. WA 98 4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200


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PENFOLDS GRANGE 1997 South Australia. 1 x scraped & wrinkled label

CHÂTEAU CLOS DE SARPE 2005 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 2 x scuffed labels

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The 2005 Clos de Sarpe is super-concentrated and rich, but a minor touch of oxidation is disquieting. The color is an opaque purple, while the wine offers up lots of blackberry and blueberry fruit along with some truffle and floral notes. It is massively concentrated and rich, but that slight oxidative note could come back to haunt future owners. It should be forgo!en for another 5-7 years, but do monitor it if you own it. Anticipated maturity: unsure. 2020-2035. WA 95?

The 1998 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select was produced during a challenging vintage in Napa Valley with an incredible heat wave in mid-July, with temperatures at the Hillside Select property hi!ing an astonishing 114 degrees. This was brutal for the grapes, but a strict selection, and as Doug and John Shafer said, “We make no excuses at this winery.” Certainly, this was one of the great successes in this vintage. Very tiny yields from small, rather shriveled berries produced a superextracted, rich, intense wine that has some smokey barbecue notes along with blackcurrants, cedar wood, wet rocks and background oak and burning embers. There's almost a Graves-like, scorched earth character to this vintage. This medium to full-bodied wine is intense and undeniably one of the top ten wines in Napa Valley. Moreover, it should continue to drink well for another 10-15 years. December 2014 Drink: 2014-2029 WA 95 SHAFER CABERNET SAUVIGNON HILLSIDE SELECT 1999 (1) Napa Valley. A vintage I was never as fond of as many of my colleagues, the 1999 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select certainly proved that they may have been more correct. Certainly not one of the all-time Shafer Hillsides, but nevertheless, a youthful, tannic, firm, structured wine, with more intellectual than hedonistic appeal at age 16, this wine has a dense purple color to the rim, notes of licorice, tobacco leaf, blackcurrants, followed by relatively high acids for a Hillside Select (or at least they present themselves that way) with some rather massive tannin. This is a big, medium to full-bodied wine with a Bordeaux-like structure imposed on it. It’s still moving in the right direction, and should hit its peak in another 4-5 years and then last for 15-20. December 2014 Drink: 2018-2038 WA 93+ 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

425 BAROSSA VALLEY ESTATE SHIRAZ E & E BLACK PEPPER 2000 (4) Barossa Valley, South Australia. BAROSSA VALLEY ESTATE SHIRAZ E & E BLACK PEPPER 2002 (1) Barossa Valley, South Australia. scuffed label CLARENDON HILLS ASTRALIS SHIRAZ 2004 (2) McLaren Vale, Australia. 1 x scraped label CLARENDON HILLS ASTRALIS SHIRAZ 2006 (2) McLaren Vale, Australia. 2 x scuffed labels 9 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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per lot $900 - $1,100

427 KMV HERITAGE ABRAHAM PEROLD OP DIE BERG 2001 (2) Paarl, South Africa. 1 x scraped label TORBRECK LES AMIS 2006 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia. u. 2 x 2 cm. 1 x scuffed label TORBRECK THE DESCENDANT 2001 (1) Barossa Valley, South Australia. u. 1 cm. scraped label TORBRECK THE DESCENDANT 2005 (1) Barossa Valley, South Australia. u. 1.5 cm TORBRECK THE DESCENDANT 2006 (1) Barossa Valley, South Australia. u. 2 cm. TORBRECK THE FACTOR 2005 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia. u. 2 x 1 cm. 1 x scuffed label 9 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

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E. GUIGAL CROZES-HERMITAGE 2003 (1) Rhône. scuffed label 5 bts. per lot $300 - $500

430 BODEGAS VEGA SICILIA PINTIA TORO 2004 (3) Spain. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x wrinkled label BODEGAS Y VIÑEDOS ALIÓN 2001 (3) Ribera del Duero. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped label BODEGAS Y VIÑEDOS ALIÓN 2004 (2) Ribera del Duero. 8 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

CATENA ZAPATA MALBEC ARGENTINO 2006 (1) Mendoza, Argentina. u. bn CATENA ZAPATA MALBEC ARGENTINO 2008 (2) Mendoza, Argentina. u. 2 x bn. 1 x scraped label. 1 x scuffed label NICOLAS CATENA ZAPATA 2005 (3) Mendoza, Argentina. NICOLAS CATENA ZAPATA 2007 (2) Mendoza, Argentina. NICOLAS CATENA ZAPATA MALBEC ADRIANNA VINEYARD 2005 (1) Mendoza, Argentina. NICOLAS CATENA ZAPATA MALBEC ADRIANNA VINEYARD 2008 (2) Mendoza, Argentina. u. 2 x bn. NICOLAS CATENA ZAPATA MALBEC ADRIANNA VINEYARD 2009 (3) Mendoza, Argentina. u. 3 x bn. NICOLAS CATENA ZAPATA MALBEC NICASIA VINEYARD 2008 (1) Mendoza, Argentina. scuffed label 15 bts.

CHÂTEAU QUINAULT L’ENCLOS 2000 (2) Saint-Émilion. scuffed label

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

431 DOMINUS ESTATE 1996 Napa Valley. 3 x scuffed labels The 1996 Dominus, a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot, tips the scales at 14.2% alcohol. Although this offering lacks the power, intensity, and compelling characteristics of the 1991 and 1994, it is not far off the pace of those two monumental wines. A super nose of roasted coffee, chocolate, dried herbs, black fruits and kirsch is both intense and persuasive. The wine displays terrific richness, medium to full body, low acidity, a succulent, opulent texture, and superb purity. This beautifully made 1996 is one of the few wines that has successfully tamed the vintage's elevated tannin level. It should be relatively drinkable upon its release, yet evolve nicely for two decades. Impressive! WA 95 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800


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ELDERTON SHIRAZ COMMAND SINGLE VINEYARD 2002 (1) Barossa Valley, South Australia. scuffed label

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2010 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2013 Pomerol.

WA 100

Very fine and structured with ultra-fine tannins. Medium bodied with beautiful density and texture. It has length and grip for the vintage. Be"er in 2020. February 2016 jamessuckling. com JS 94

A stunning effort, the 2002 Shiraz Command exhibits an inky/blue/purple color as well as a sweet perfume of camphor, blueberries, blackberries, acacia flowers, and smoky, toasty oak. Full-bodied, opulent, and viscous, with huge, but sweet tannin, decent acidity, and a muscular, long, 40+ second finish, this is a classic, potentially long-lived, Barossa blockbuster. It’s accessible now, but ideally needs another 2-4 years of bo"le age, and should keep for two decades. October 2006 WA 95 ELDERTON SHIRAZ COMMAND SINGLE VINEYARD 2004 (1) Barossa Valley, South Australia.

4 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,300

437 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2013 Pomerol. Very fine and structured with ultra-fine tannins. Medium bodied with beautiful density and texture. It has length and grip for the vintage. Be"er in 2020. February 2016 jamessuckling. com JS 94

PENFOLDS SHIRAZ RWT 2003 (3) Barossa Valley, South Australia.

1 bt.

5 bts. per lot $500 - $700

438

Lots 433-492 Property of Various Owners. All Beautifully Cellared.

433 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2010 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label An absolutely amazing wine, from grapes harvested between the end of September and October 17, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot has close to 15% natural alcohol. It comes from one of the few biodynamic vineyards in Bordeaux, but you are likely to see many more, given the success that Tesseron seems to be having at all levels, both in his vineyards and in his fermentation/winemaking. An astounding, compelling wine with the classic Pauillac nose more o#en associated with its cross-street neighbor, Mouton-Rothschild, creme de cassis, there are also some violets and other assorted floral notes. The wine has off-the-charts massiveness and intensity but never comes across as heavy, overbearing or astringent. Drink: 2021-2061 WA 100 6 bts. per lot $1,700 - $2,000

DOMAINE LEROY SAVIGNY-LES-BEAUNE LES NARBANTONS 2009 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé u. 1 x 1 cm. wrinkled label The 2009 Savigny-les-Beaune Les Narbantons is a wine of extraordinary elegance and finesse. It possesses striking nuance and detail in its bright red fruit, flowers, mint and spices. This is one of the higher-pitched wines in the lineup, but the brightness serves to give the Narbantons much of its elegance and understated personality. A long, silky finish rounds things out in style. This is a dazzling effort. September 2011 Drink: 2019-2039 WA 95

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CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2014 Pomerol. A wine evincing true enlightenment. It’s floral on the nose and also shows blackberries, stones, minerals and cedar. Full-bodied, yet its so fine-grained and tight. So, so long. It builds like a waterfall on the finish. The tannins are powerful yet superbly integrated and harmonious. Needs four to five years in bo"le. Drink in 2023. February 2017 jamessuckling.com JS 98 1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,200

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

439

per lot $3,000 - $3,600

440

DOMAINE LEROY SAVIGNY-LES-BEAUNE LES NARBANTONS 2009 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé scraped & wrinkled label WA 95 1 bt.

per lot $3,000 - $3,600

per lot $800 - $1,200

445 GUISEPPE QUINTARELLI AMARONE 1986 (1) Tuscany. u. 2 cm. scraped label 1 bt.

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2014 Pomerol.

1 bt.

per lot $600 - $900

446 GUISEPPE QUINTARELLI AMARONE 1995 (3) Tuscany. u. 2 x 2 cm. 1 x 2.5 cm, 1 x scraped label, 1 x torn label

441

Only 1,000 cases produced

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2014 Pomerol.

3 bts. per lot $1,700 - $2,000

435

JS 98

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2010 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label

1 bt.

4 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,300

443

1 bt. 1 bt.

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2010 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

WA 100

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

JS 94

JS 98

4 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,300

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2013 Pomerol.

434 WA 100

1 bt.

per lot $3,000 - $3,600


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OPUS ONE 2011 Napa Valley.

OPUS ONE 2013 Napa Valley.

Only 1,000 cases produced 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

448 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1993 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x scraped label 3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

449 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1994 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label. 1 x scuffed label 3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

450 CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 1975 Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. 1 x vts. 2 x ts. 2 x stained labels 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

451 CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 2008 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé One of the stars of the vintage, and a remarkable achievement in 2008, with impressive richness, this dense purple colored wine is almost as opaque as the 2010. Spring flowers, crushed rocks, creme de cassis and some subtle oak are followed by a full-bodied, concentrated wine that transcends the vintage character in its power, richness, and aging potential. It also exhibits tremendous precision, purity, and depth of character. It is more forward than the 2010 is likely to be, but probably not as sumptuous as the 2009 will turn out to be. This is a wine to buy. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. May 2011 WA 95+ 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

452 CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 2008 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé WA 95+ 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

WA 97+ 2 bts.

454 OPUS ONE 2013 Napa Valley. The 2013 Opus One, a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec, is a beauty. Velvety textured, without a had edge to be found, notes of crème de cassis, blueberry, subtle wood and floral notes gently rise from the wine’s dense purple color. Beautifully fullbodied and extraordinarily elegant and pure, this is certainly one of their great achievements over the last 37 years. The wine has an exquisite finish and can be drunk now or cellared for 25-30 years. December 2016 Drink: 2016-2046 WA 97+ 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

455 OPUS ONE 2012 Napa Valley. The iconic 2012 Proprietary Red Opus One is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot and 2% Malbec aged 18 months in French oak. A classy, complex, suave and savory 2012 Opus One, with notes of toasty oak and crème de cassis. This Pauillac lookalike, made by the staff at Mouton Rothschild, is a beauty. They have continued to strengthen the quality of wine and seem to have produced a brilliant, world-class wine. I imagine the 2013 may even eclipse this, but this 2012 is one of their great ones, with a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood all present in this beautiful, fullbodied wine that should drink well for 25-30 years. December 2015 WA 96 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

456 WARRE'S VINTAGE PORT 1991 (2) Douro, Portugal. soiled & wrinkled labels WARRE'S VINTAGE PORT 1994 (2) Douro, Portugal. soiled & scuffed labels One of the finest Warres I have ever tasted, this opaque purple-colored wine is made in a drier style (a la Dow), yet it is expressive, extremely full-bodied, with superb richness, purity, and well-integrated alcohol and tannin. It possesses a great mid-palate as well as impressive length. Tasters should take note of the wealth of peppery, licorice-scented and flavored raspberry and blackcurrant fruit. Look for it to be ready to drink in 10-12 years, and keep for 30+. This is a profound example of Warre vintage port. October 1996 WA 94 4 bts. per lot $300 - $500

per lot $800 - $1,000

458 OPUS ONE 2013 Napa Valley. WA 97+ 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

459 CARRUADES DE LAFITE 1998 (1) Pauillac. soiled label CHÂTEAU CHASSE-SPLEEN 2010 (1 mag.) Moulis-en-Médoc. CHÂTEAU HAUTS DE PONTET-CANET 2007 (1) Pauillac. CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2006 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé scuffed label WA 93 3 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $600 - $800

460 JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON BACKUS VINEYARD 1991 Napa Valley. 3 x wrinkled labes. 2 x scraped labels 4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

461 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1999 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé soiled & scraped label An opaque ruby/purple color is accompanied by a complex bouquet of lead pencil, graphite, cedar, creme de cassis, toast, and vanilla. It is medium-bodied, with extravagant layers of richness yet li"le weight, and a finish that is all sweetness, ripeness, and harmony. This extraordinary Lafite increasingly appears to be a modern day clone of the majestic 1953. A mere one-third of the crop made it into the grand vin! Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030. WA 95 JS 95 1 bt.

per lot $900 - $1,100


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DUNN VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2003 Napa Valley. 2 x scraped labels

CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION BLANC 2007 Pessac-Léognan.

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE HOMMAGE À JACQUES PERRIN 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. scraped label

WA (90-92) 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

467

CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1995 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé WA 93 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1999 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A per lot $1,000 - $1,200

464 CHÂTEAU LAVILLE HAUT-BRION BLANC 2001 Saint-Émilion. 1 x scraped label The 2001 Laville-Haut-Brion Blanc is now beginning to strut itself, although in common with other vintages, it needs plenty of aeration. It has a beautiful bouquet with wilted white flowers, peony and potpourri. There is that trademark died honey note, just a hint of honeysuckle and jasmine that develops with time. The palate is extremely well balanced and yet it remains backward. There is a fine line of acidity here, quite steely for a Laville-HautBrion with an almost Chablis-like nerve on the saline finish. If you open a bo!le now, then afford it 3-4 hours of decanting, otherwise hold on until it reaches its 20th birthday if possible. Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2021-2050 WA 92+ 3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1995 (1) Sauternais. Premier Cru Supérieur CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 2001 (1 hf. bt.) Sauternais. Premier Cru Supérieur You may ask: what is the point? Another perfect score for the 2001 d'Yquem. Oh well, why not? This bo!le, served blind, reinforced the sheer unadulterated brilliance of this legendary Sauternes now at 15 years old. Doesn't time fly. It seems to be aging at a glacial pace, hardly changed since I last tasted it. The nose is like the throbbing engine of an Aston Martin Vantage, ready to go. It is so packed with intensity, perhaps a li!le more resinous than I recall, but with almost crystalline delineation. The palate is perfectly balanced and laden with botrytis, not as unctuous or as rich as say, the 2009 d'Yquem, yet with heavenly focus and a crescendo of flavors that take your breath away: acacia honey, yellow plum, white peach and orange sorbet. The startling things is ... this is just the opening act. Tasted September 2016. Drink: 2030-2101 WA 100

CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION BLANC 2006 Pessac-Léognan. scuffed label It is always interesting to taste this wine next to its stablemate, Laville Haut-Brion. While Laville has 80% Semillon in it, giving it more fat and concentration, Haut-Brion is 55% Sauvignon Blanc and 45% Semillon. This is a crisp yet powerful wine, full-bodied, with great minerality and a subtle smokiness intermixed with hints of quince, white currant, orange skin, and lemon custard. Long, rich, and tightly knit, with good acidity and no evidence of any oak whatsoever despite the use of 100% new French oak, this wine is set for a long life as well. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2035. February 2009 WA 95 per lot $800 - $1,000

Beaucastel’s 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape has turned out even be!er out of bo!le than I predicted. An inky/ruby/purple color is followed by a glorious nose of blue and black fruits, truffles, pen ink, licorice, and meat juices as well as glorious levels of acidity and sweet tannin, bu!ressing the fruit’s fabulous freshness and vibrancy. This full-bodied effort still displays considerable tannin, no doubt because of the relatively high Mourvedre content. It should resolve its tannins in 2-4 years, and last for 25 or more. October 2007 WA 96 1 bt.

per lot $500 - $700

471 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE HOMMAGE À JACQUES PERRIN 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 2 x scraped labels WA 96 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER BLANC 2007 (2) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

472

3 bts. & 1 hf. bt.

DOMAINE DE LA GRANGE DES PÈRES 2005 (3) Languedoc.

per lot $800 - $1,000

468 DOMAINE DUGAT-PY MAZIS-CHAMBERTIN 2011 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé scraped label DOMAINE OLIVIER BERNSTEIN CHAMBERTIN CLOS-DE-BÈZE 2010 (1) Côte de Nuits.

465

1 bt.

1 bt.

per lot $200 - $400

463

2 bts.

April 2010 WA 95+

LOUIS JADOT CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY LES AMOUREUSES 2012 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé wrinkled & scraped label 3 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

469 COMTE ARMAND POMMARD CLOS DES EPENEAUX MONOPOLE 1988 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé u. 1 cm. soiled & wrinkled label DOMAINE BOUCHARD PÈRE & FILS MONTRACHET 2007 (1) Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE LE PAVILLON 2009 (1) Rhône. u. 1 cm. scraped label 4 bts. per lot $600 - $800

473 E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA LANDONNE 2009 Rhône. Much more upfront and easy to read than the backward 2010, the 2009 Cote Rotie la Landonne is an insanely beautiful wine. Smoked meats, game, black olives, charcoal, black raspberries and pepper all literally soar from this beauty and it hits the palate with a massively concentrated, almost over-the-top decadence that's impossible to resist. Despite its wealth of fruit, it has a huge core of tannin and needs 4-5 years at a minimum. Like the 2010, it will have a half-century or more of longevity. Drink: 2020-2059 September 2015 WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800


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E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA MOULINE 2009 Rhône.

DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE BLANC 2010 (2) Rhône.

BODEGAS VEGA-SICILIA ÚNICO RESERVA ESPECIAL NV (1) Ribera del Duero. scuffed label

Just as good, but made in a completely different style, the 2009 Cote Rotie la Mouline (which incorporates a whopping 11% of Viognier) offers an insane bouquet of roasted meats, toast, spice, caramelized meats, coffee bean and deep, concentrated and layered blackberry and cassis-styled fruit. As with the 2010, it has off-the-chart richness, a stacked mid-palate and a gorgeous polish to its tannin. Give it another 3 to 4 years and drink it over the following 2-3 decades. August 2014 Drink: 2017-2047 WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

475 E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA TURQUE 2009 Rhône. Both the 2010 and the 2009 continue to blow me away every time I taste them, and to me, these represent the pinnacle of Cote Rotie— albeit in very different styles. Every bit as good as the 2010, the 2009 Cote Rotie la Turque is a flamboyant and sexy Cote Rotie that’s loaded with notions of smoked meats, blackberries, blackcurrants, beef blood and espresso roast. Thick, unctuous, hugely concentrated and long, it’s a heavenly wine I guarantee will put a smile on your face anytime over the coming 2-3 decades. December 2016 Drink: 2016-2046 WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

As for the 2010 Hermitage Blanc, it is an exquisite wine with fabulous fruit intensity. Lots of acacia flower, anise, quince, fig and pineapple intermixed with a hint of white peaches emerge from this well-delineated, fullbodied, enormously endowed, complex, dry white Hermitage. This wine lives up to the reputation bestowed on it by President Thomas Jefferson when he said in the 1780s that white Hermitages were France’s greatest white wine. The 2010 should drink well for 30-40+ years. December 2012 WA 97 DOMAINE WEINBACH RIESLING SCHLOSSBERG SELECTION DE GRAINS NOBLES 2004 (1 hf ltr.) Alsace. stained label A 2004 Riesling Schlossberg Quintessence de Grains Nobles is aptly named in view of its phenomenal – if embryonic – concentration. Candied citrus rind, spiced watermelon rind, marzipan, licorice, honey, and herbal distillates all wa" from the glass. On the palate, a pointed fresh citrus character is balanced against honey and suggestions of herbal liqueur. This finishes long, lacy, racy and refined for all of its sweetness, missing the exciting complexity of its S.G.N. sibling today, almost certainly just on account of its youth. It should go on for 25-30 years, and I would probably not pull a cork for a decade. February 2008 WA 94 2 bts. & 1 hf. ltr.

per lot $700 - $900

477 GAJA GAIA & REY CHARDONNAY 2012 (1) Piedmonte. GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI ALZERO CABERNET FRANC 1995 (1) Veneto. MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 1990 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. scraped label WA 94 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

NUMANTHIA-TERMES TORO TERMANTHIA 2009 (3) Castilla y León, Spain. The 2009 Termanthia has a fragrant bouquet of dark berries, mulberry, juniper and lavender, with vanilla-tinged notes emanating from the oak. The palate is full-bodied with firm but quite fine tannins, plus a fine sense of symmetry. It is very sweet with plenty of candied orange peel and even a hint of molasses towards the succulent, fleshy, slightly spicy finish. This is sleek and sensual and deserves five years, perhaps more, in the cellar. Drink 2017-2030. April 2013 WA 95 4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

479 CAYMUS VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL SELECTION 2005 (1) Napa Valley. The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection is made in the classic Caymus style that Chuck Wagner has perfected, seemingly so easily. It’s a big, ripe Napa Cabernet Sauvignon (as it should be) coming in at 15.2% natural alcohol. This has gorgeous notes of fig, plum, blackberry, cassis, with no real oak showing through, at least at age ten. Low in acidity, opulent, sexy and fresh, it is indeed a beverage of pleasure, and Chuck Wagner certainly knows how to deliver it in spades. This full-bodied, juicy Cabernet Sauvignon will age easily for another 10-15 years, but why wait? It is that stunning at present. June 2015 WA 96 CAYMUS VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL SELECTION 2006 (2) Napa Valley. 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800


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COLGIN CELLARS PROPRIETARY RED IX ESTATE 2010 (1) Napa Valley. u. bn.

OVID PROPRIATORY BLEND 2009 (1) Napa Valley.

CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 1997 (1) Pomerol. bin soiled & stained label

The 2010 IX Estate is another perfect wine. Its opaque purple color is accompanied by copious aromas of blueberries, cassis, pen ink, asphalt, licorice and subtle oak. Full-bodied and rich but light on its feet, this spectacular effort was created from a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. Enjoy this profound wine over the next 25+ years. October 2013 Drink: 2013-2038 WA 100 PAUL HOBBS CABERNET SAUVIGNON BECKSTOFFER TO KALON VINEYARD 2002 (1) Napa Valley. One of the greatest young Cabernet Sauvignons I have ever tasted is the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard (which I also rated 100 when it was first bo"led). This wine has hardly changed since its release. Still incredibly youthful, it reveals a blue/black color along with notes of black currants, camphor, graphite, high quality unsmoked cigar tobacco, blackberries and a touch of oak. Full-bodied and multilayered with terrific texture and richness as well as a 60second finish, this young, exuberant, slightly flamboyant classic offers an interesting contrast in style with other top producers (such as Schrader Cellars) that also farm parcels of the Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard. Like most young Cabernets, this wine can be drunk now because of the sweetness of its tannins, but it is a good decade away from full maturity. It should last until 2040-2050. Bravo! June 2012 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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The 2009 Ovid is stunningly beautiful. At times it shows a li"le more depth, power and richness than the Hexameter, but both wines are compelling. Endless layers of fruit saturate the palate as this rich, intense wine conquers the heart and intellect. A totally vivid wine, the 2009 is even more impressive from bo"le than it was from barrel. Over the time I followed it, the 2009 gained finesse and elegance in the glass, which bodes quite well for the future. Intense graphite, crushed rocks and pencil shaving nuances add energy to the polished, huge finish. The blend is 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2017 -2029. December 2012 WA 98+ OVID PROPRIATORY BLEND 2010 (1) Napa Valley.

CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2000 (1) Pomerol. bin soiled & stained label. 1 x scraped capsule 4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,400

2 bts.

CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 1998 (1) Pomerol. bin soiled & stained label

per lot $500 - $700

WA 94

483 CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 1998 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé stained & wrinled label CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 1999 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé stained & wrinled label CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 2000 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé scuffed & wrinled label CHÂTEAU LATOUR LES FORTS DE LATOUR 1999 (1) Pauillac. stained label

The 2008 Dominus may eclipse the 2007, but it may just be a ma"er of style. The 2007 Dominus, the quintessential model of haute couture, is pure elegance exhibiting a seamless integration of wood, tannin, alcohol and acidity as well as a complex bouquet of cedar, new saddle leather, sweet kirsch, black currant and plum fruit and a notion of licorice. Both the 2007 and 2008 Dominus should drink well for 25-30 years. WA 98

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per lot $700 - $900

CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 1999 (1) Pomerol. bin soiled & stained label

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5 bts. per lot $400 - $600

2 bts.

WA 94

WA (96-98)

DOMINUS ESTATE 2007 (1) Napa Valley.

OPUS ONE 2001 (1) Napa Valley. wrinkled label

CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 1998 (1) Pomerol. bin soiled & stained label

CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1990 (1 hf. bt.) Sauternais. Premier Cru Supérieur stained label 1990: An extraordinary effort, Yquem's 1990 is a rich and fabulously superb, sweet wine. This wine also possesses lots of elegance and finesse. The wine's medium gold color is accompanied by an exceptionally sweet nose of honeyed tropical fruits, peaches, coconut, and apricots. High quality, subtle toasty oak is well-integrated. The wine is massive on the palate, with layers of intensely ripe botrytistinged, exceptionally sweet fruit. Surprisingly well-integrated acidity, and a seamless, fullbodied power and richness have created a wine of remarkable harmony and purity. Certainly it is one of the richest Yquems I have ever tasted, with 50-100 years of potential longevity. An awesome Yquem! Anticipated maturity: 2003-2050+. April 1999 WA 99 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1999 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé bin soiled label 1 bt. & 1 hf. bt.

per lot $700 - $900

CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2000 (2) Pomerol. bin soiled & stained label. 1 x scraped capsule 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

487 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1999 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé bin soiled label An opaque ruby/purple color is accompanied by a complex bouquet of lead pencil, graphite, cedar, creme de cassis, toast, and vanilla. It is medium-bodied, with extravagant layers of richness yet li"le weight, and a finish that is all sweetness, ripeness, and harmony. This extraordinary Lafite increasingly appears to be a modern day clone of the majestic 1953. A mere one-third of the crop made it into the grand vin! Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030. WA 95 JS 95 1 bt.

per lot $900 - $1,100


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CHÂTEAU PALMER 1997 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé bin soiled label

CHÂTEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE 1998 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 2005 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A scuffed label

CHÂTEAU PALMER 1998 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé bin soiled label CHÂTEAU PALMER 1999 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé bin soiled label The 1999 is the greatest Palmer made since 1961, 1966, 1970, 1983, and 1989. It is one of the superstars of the vintage. The wine is a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, and 6% Petit Verdot. It boasts a staggering bouquet of violets and other spring flowers intermixed with licorice, black currants, and subtle wood. Only 50% of the production made it into the grand vin. This is a multidimensional, compelling effort with both power and elegance, it offers sweet tannin along with flavors that caress the palate, and a 45-second finish. This is terrific stuff! Anticipated maturity: 2004-2025. WA 95

CHÂTEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE 1999 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE 2000 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé WA 95 CHÂTEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE 2002 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé 4 bts. per lot $400 - $600

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The 2005 from Cheval Blanc is a quintessentially elegant, beautiful, deep bluish/ruby-colored wine from St.-Emilion, with raspberry, blueberry, and floral notes, impressive density, great precision, freshness and purity. Full-bodied, but extremely light on its feet, I don’t mean to gush, but it is superintense, rich and just so meticulously cra"ed! This is another fabulous wine and a perfect expression for this vintage. It is difficult to forget the gorgeous blueberry and raspberry fruit, full body, sweet tannin, a multi-layered texture, and purity and palate presence of this stunning wine. Drink it over the next 20 years. P.S. In 2005, this was 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Merlot. Drink: 2015-2035 June 2015 WA 100

CHÂTEAU LE TERTRE ROTEBOEUF 1996 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé bin soiled label

1 bt.

3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

CHÂTEAU LE TERTRE ROTEBOEUF 1997 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé bin soiled label

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CHÂTEAU PALMER 2000 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé bin soiled label Deep in colour, there remains a slight broodiness on the nose, although it loses its inhibitions and develops potent blackberry, strawberry and mint aromas, perhaps just a smudge of camphor. It is unashamedly rich on the entry: intense and vibrant with layers of black cherry and cassis fruit pierced by a fine line of acidity. This millennial tightens everything up towards the, finish whereupon it reverts to something much more classic in style, long and tensile. It does not quite occupy the same class as the 2005 or the imperial 2010, but it certainly has long-term potential. My advice? Give it another 4-5 years in the cellar. Tasted May 2015. Drink: 2019-2045 WA 94 CHÂTEAU PALMER 2002 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé bin soiled & scraped label A successful wine for the vintage, this blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 8% Petit Verdot boasts complex notes of menthol, black currants, plums, licorice, and a hint of cappuccino in its stunning aromatics. Dense, medium to full-bodied, with high levels of tannin in a big, full-bodied style (much in the spirit of such classic Bordeaux vintages as 1966, 1986, and 1996), this wine possesses superb purity and serious length, but should be purchased only by those with considerable patience and a good, cold cellar, since it will need plenty of time. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2028. April 2005 WA 94 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

WA 94 CHÂTEAU LE TERTRE ROTEBOEUF 1999 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé bin soiled & stained label CHÂTEAU LE TERTRE ROTEBOEUF 2000 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé bin soiled & stained label WA 98 CHÂTEAU LE TERTRE ROTEBOEUF 2002 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. bn. bin soiled & stained label 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

492 TAYLOR FLADGATE VINTAGE PORT 1997 (2) Douro, Portugal. 2 x bin soiled labels VAU VINTAGE PORT 1997 (2) Douro, Portugal. 2 x bin soiled & stained labels 4 bts. per lot $300 - $500

Lots 493-552 French, Italian and California Wines from a Prominent Collection

493 CHÂTEAU QUINAULT L’ENCLOS 2000 Saint-Émilion. 7 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

per lot $900 - $1,100

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 2005 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A scuffed label WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $900 - $1,100

496 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1999 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels Readers looking for a modern day version of Latour's magnificent 1962 or 1971 should check out the sensational 1999 Latour. It is a big, concentrated offering, exhibiting a dense ruby/purple color, and a classic nose of minerals, black currants, leather, and vanilla. The wine is long, ripe, and medium-bodied, with high levels of sweet tannin. This surprisingly full, concentrated 1999 should be drinkable in 5-6 years; it will last for three decades. April 2002 WA 94 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400


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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2005 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label

CASTELLO DEI RAMPOLLA VIGNA D’ALCEO 2001 (2) Tuscany.

A brilliant offering, which should be drinkable much earlier than the blockbuster 2000, the 2001 Latour boasts an inky/ruby/purple color to the rim as well as a glorious bouquet of black currants, crushed stones, vanilla, and hints of truffles and oak. A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance primarily Merlot with a touch of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it reveals a sweetness on the palate that is atypical for such a young Latour. The beautiful integration of tannin, acidity, and wood is stunning. The wine flows across the palate with fabulous texture, purity, and presence. This luscious, full-bodied Latour was surprisingly open-knit on the three occasions I tasted it from bo#le. However, do not mistake its aging ability as this 2001, despite its precociousness, will last 20-25 years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025. June 2004 WS 95 WA 95

The first-growth 2005 Château Margaux (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot), a lavish fragrance of blackcurrants, velvety new saddle leather, spring flowers and spice soars from the glass. The wood is already totally concealed beneath the cascade of fruit in this medium to full-bodied, pure and majestic wine. This concentrated, dense, but nevertheless strikingly elegant, multi-layered wine has a finish of 45+ seconds. It builds incrementally to a crescendo and finale. This is a stunner that can be approached already, but promises to be be#er in another 5-10 years and last at least 25 or more years. June 2015 WS 97 WA 98+

There can be few doubts that the 2001 D’Alceo is one of the greatest wines in the distinguished history of the estate, something which becomes immediately evident from the deep ruby color as well as the sweet, focused, and weighty nose with its important notes of ripe berry fruit, sage, rosemary, and classy oak. Rich, dense, deep, and layered, the sensual and potent palate is sheer joy, the maximum in fused power and elegance. April 2004 WA 95

1 bt.

8 bts. per lot $700 - $900

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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2005 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé

CASTELGIOCONDO MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1997 (1) Tuscany. scraped & wrinkled label

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

per lot $900 - $1,100

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June 2015 WS 97 WA 98+

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2003 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels

1 bt.

An incredibly fresh, lively 2003 (the pH is only 3.6 and the alcohol is 13.1%), this wine offers a dense ruby/purple color along with full body and a remarkable nose of black currants, kirsch, lead pencil shavings and vanilla. Opulent, full-bodied and close to full maturity, it is a seamless classic that will age for 15-20 more years. Kudos to the Delon family for such a brilliant achievement in a tricky vintage. August 2014 Drink: 2014-2034 WA 96 4 bts. per lot $900 - $1,100

499 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2001 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label The 2001 Chateau Margaux continues to evolve in impressive fashion. The nose feels sensual, veering towards red rather than black fruit, with disarming purity and perhaps showing more floral/violet character than the 1999. Both display tremendous precision and delineation. The palate is medium-bodied, edgy and tensile with crisp acidity, so fresh and vital in the mouth. Tasted next to the 1996 Château Margaux, it is clear to see that the 2001 is several steps behind, yet the way it fans out with such confidence and brio on the finish assures that this has a prosperous future. Tasted May 2016. Drink: 2018-2045 WA 94 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

per lot $900 - $1,100

502 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2005 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé There are layers and layers of black fruit intermingling with graphite and black pepper, and it wisely reins everything in on the finish that is more classic in style and in keeping with the vintage. If you are fortunate enough to have this wine in your cellar, even though those tannins are starting to be abraded by time, afford it another five or six years. Tasted August 2016. Drink Date: 2020-2050 WA 98 JS 99 1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,000

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CASTELGIOCONDO MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1999 (4) Tuscany. 1 x scraped label CASTELGIOCONDO MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2001 (1) Tuscany. 6 bts. per lot $700 - $900

506 CASTELLO BANFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA POGGIO ALL’ORO 1997 Tuscany. 1 x scraped label 6 bts. per lot $700 - $900

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2005 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé WA 98 1 bt.

TENUTA SETTE PONTI ORENO 2003 (6) Tuscany. 6 x scuffed labels

per lot $800 - $1,000

507 CASTELGIOCONDO MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2001 Tuscany. 1 x scraped capsule 6 bts. per lot $600 - $800


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CASTELLO DEI RAMPOLLA VIGNA D'ALCEO 2001 Tuscany.

TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2005 Tuscany.

TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 2001 (1) Tuscany.

There can be few doubts that the 2001 D’Alceo is one of the greatest wines in the distinguished history of the estate, something which becomes immediately evident from the deep ruby color as well as the sweet, focused, and weighty nose with its important notes of ripe berry fruit, sage, rosemary, and classy oak. Rich, dense, deep, and layered, the sensual and potent palate is sheer joy, the maximum in fused power and elegance. April 2004 WA 95 4 bts. per lot $400 - $600

The 2005 Masseto (Merlot) is simply gorgeous. A wine of extraordinary class and personality, it remains very primary in its dark fruit, licorice, cassis and toasted oak. It offers notable concentration and well-integrated tannins, all of which convey an impression of awesome harmony, finesse and balance. The tricky growing season seems to have been less of an issue for the Merlot, particularly in the old-vine Masseto Centrale vineyard. The 2005 Masseto has been superb every time I have tasted it thus far. As is o#en the case, the wine requires at least a few years of bo$le age before it becomes approachable. June 2008 Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025 WA 94

509

1 bt.

MARCHESI ANTINORI GUADO AL TASSO 2000 (OWC) Tuscany.

515

2 mags.

TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2005 Tuscany.

per lot $500 - $700

per lot $800 - $1,000

The 2001 Ornellaia is easily the finest in the history of the estate, warm and spicy on the nose with superbly focused plum and black currant fruit, much complexity and elegance in its concentrated and supple body, and a velvety, enveloping close. It will easily drink well for another two decades. Drink: 2006-2026 April 2006 WA 96 TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 2002 (1) Tuscany. scuffed label WA 92 TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 2003 (1) Tuscany. wine stained label WA 93 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

WA 94

510

1 bt.

MARCHESI ANTINORI GUADO AL TASSO 2001 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 1 x scuffed label 3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

per lot $800 - $1,000

519 TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 2001 Tuscany. 2 x scuffed labels

516 TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 1997 Tuscany. wrinkled label

The 2001 Ornellaia is easily the finest in the history of the estate, warm and spicy on the nose with superbly focused plum and black currant fruit, much complexity and elegance in its concentrated and supple body, and a velvety, enveloping close. It will easily drink well for another two decades. Drink: 2006-2026 April 2006 WA 96

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MARCHESI ANTINORI GUADO AL TASSO 2001 Tuscany. scraped label

1 bt.

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2 bts.

1 3 ltr. per lot $500 - $700

TENUTA SETTE PONTI ORENO 2003 Tuscany. 8 x scuffed labels

520

8 bts. per lot $600 - $800

TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 2001 Tuscany. 2 x scuffed labels

512 HARLAN ESTATE PROPRIETARY RED 2000 Napa Valley. 1 bt.

per lot $700 - $900

513 TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2001 Tuscany. The massive 2001 Masseto forms with Le Macchiole’s Messorio and Tua Rita’s Redigaffi a trio of world class Merlots in a ten square mile area where the variety virtually did not exist 15 years ago. The volume, richness, and sumptuousness are almost beyond description, as are the length and density of the flow and finish, but there is an underlying vein of purity and freshness which help maintain an impeccable balance. April 2006 WS 100 WA 98 JS 100 1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

per lot $900 - $1,100

per lot $600 - $800

The 2001 Ornellaia is easily the finest in the history of the estate, warm and spicy on the nose with superbly focused plum and black currant fruit, much complexity and elegance in its concentrated and supple body, and a velvety, enveloping close. It will easily drink well for another two decades. Drink: 2006-2026 April 2006 WA 96 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800


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TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 2001 (1) Tuscany. scuffed label

TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2001 Tuscany. 1 x wrinkled & scuffed label

MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2000 Tuscany.

The 2001 Ornellaia is easily the finest in the history of the estate, warm and spicy on the nose with superbly focused plum and black currant fruit, much complexity and elegance in its concentrated and supple body, and a velvety, enveloping close. It will easily drink well for another two decades. Drink: 2006-2026 April 2006 WA 96 TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 2002 (1) Tuscany.

3 bts. per lot $900 - $1,100

526 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2003 Tuscany. WA 92

WA 92 TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 2003 (1) Tuscany. wine stained & scuffed label WA 93 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

522 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2000 Tuscany. 1 x torn label. 1 x scuffed label I am happy to see this holding on so well a"er not tasting it for years. It was always a richer and so"er Sassicaia due to the hot growing season. I drank this in Cannes, France, yesterday with some friends and it now shows a so" and delicious character with dried fruits, spice and mushroom and hints of herbs. Fullbodied, silky and velvety. Round and clean. Drink or hold. But wonderful and sassy now. June 2016 jamessuckling.com WA 93 JS 93 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

523 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2001 Tuscany. 3 bts. per lot $900 - $1,100

524 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2001 Tuscany. 2 x scuffed labels. 1 x wrinkled label 3 bts. per lot $900 - $1,100

3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

527 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2003 Tuscany. 1 x scraped label. 1 x scuffed label WA 92 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

528 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2000 (1) Tuscany. scraped label I am happy to see this holding on so well a"er not tasting it for years. It was always a richer and so"er Sassicaia due to the hot growing season. I drank this in Cannes, France, yesterday with some friends and it now shows a so" and delicious character with dried fruits, spice and mushroom and hints of herbs. Fullbodied, silky and velvety. Round and clean. Drink or hold. But wonderful and sassy now. June 2016 jamessuckling.com WA 93 JS 93 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2001 (1) Tuscany. scuffed label TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2002 (1) Tuscany. stained, scraped & wrinkled label TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2003 (1) Tuscany. scuffed label WA 92 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2004 (1) Tuscany. scuffed label 5 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

530 MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2000 Tuscany. 1 x scraped label 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

531 MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2001 Tuscany. The 2001 Solaia, far superior to the overrated 1997 (to which I also prefer the 1999 and 1994) is a classic example of central Tuscan Cabernet at its best, ruby-purple in color, warm and explosive in its expression of black currant fruit, tobacco, tar, and graphite, superbly concentrated and dense on the palate but balanced and shapely at the same time and with a noble austerity and grip on the finish which resembles the best of Bordeaux. The wine is a sure bet for another two decades of superb drinking. April 2006 WS 93 WA 96 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

532 MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2001 Tuscany. 1 x scraped label WS 93 WA 96 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

533 MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2001 Tuscany. The 2001 Solaia, far superior to the overrated 1997 (to which I also prefer the 1999 and 1994) is a classic example of central Tuscan Cabernet at its best, ruby-purple in color, warm and explosive in its expression of black currant fruit, tobacco, tar, and graphite, superbly concentrated and dense on the palate but balanced and shapely at the same time and with a noble austerity and grip on the finish which resembles the best of Bordeaux. The wine is a sure bet for another two decades of superb drinking. April 2006 WS 93 WA 96 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000


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MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2003 Tuscany. scraped label

MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2000 (1) Tuscany.

ARGIANO SOLENGO 2001 (1) Tuscany.

MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2001 (1) Tuscany.

LUCE DELLA VITE LUCE 2001 (1) Tuscany. scraped label

The 2003 Solaia (75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc) reveals the essence of blackberry jam, licorice, cassis, tar and minerals in a super-ripe, heady expression of the vintage. Richly sumptuous on the palate, this beautiful, expansive Solaia offers terrific length as well as stunning balance with plenty of style. It is sure to deliver much gratification over the next decade or so. WS 95 WA 93 1 3 ltr. per lot $800 - $1,000

The 2001 Solaia, far superior to the overrated 1997 (to which I also prefer the 1999 and 1994) is a classic example of central Tuscan Cabernet at its best, ruby-purple in color, warm and explosive in its expression of black currant fruit, tobacco, tar, and graphite, superbly concentrated and dense on the palate but balanced and shapely at the same time and with a noble austerity and grip on the finish which resembles the best of Bordeaux. The wine is a sure bet for another two decades of superb drinking. April 2006 WS 93 WA 96

MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI GIRAMONTE 2003 (1) Tuscany. scraped label MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI MORMORETO CASTELLO DI NIPOZZANO 2000 (1) Tuscany. wrinkled label TENUTA SETTE PONTI ORENO 2003 (1) Tuscany. scuffed label

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MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2003 (1) Tuscany.

MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2003 Tuscany.

The 2003 Solaia (75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc) reveals the essence of blackberry jam, licorice, cassis, tar and minerals in a super-ripe, heady expression of the vintage. Richly sumptuous on the palate, this beautiful, expansive Solaia offers terrific length as well as stunning balance with plenty of style. It is sure to deliver much gratification over the next decade or so. WS 95 WA 93

5 bts. per lot $400 - $600

MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2004 (1) Tuscany. scraped label

GIORGIO PRIMO CHIANTI CLASSICO LA MASSA 2001 (1) Tuscany. scuffed label

WS 95 WA 93 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

536 MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2005 Tuscany. 2 x scraped labels WA 93 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

537 MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2005 Tuscany. WA 93 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

The 2004 Solaia is breathtaking, as it so o"en is. Soaring aromatics lead to a sweet, layered expression of dark fruit. The wine possesses super clarity and precision with a gorgeous inner tension that carries all the way through to the long finish. The tannins remain incredibly finessed and silky. This is a more restrained, elegant style than the full-thro#le 2001. 2004 is the first vintage in which the component wines were aged separately, rather than together, as had been the custom in previous vintages. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024. WS 96 WA 96 MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2005 (1) Tuscany. WA 93

542 ANTINORI BADIA A PASSIGNANO CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA 1999 (1) Tuscany. wrinkled label

LUCE DELLA VITE LUCE 2001 (1) Tuscany. MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI MORMORETO CASTELLO DI NIPOZZANO 2003 (1) Tuscany. wrinkled label MAZZEI CASTELLO DE FONTERUTOLI SIEPI 2001 (1) Tuscany. scraped label 5 bts. per lot $400 - $600

5 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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LUCE DELLA VITE LUCE 1997 (OWC) Tuscany. 1 x scuffed label

MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2000 Tuscany. u. 2 x bn. 1 x vts. 3 x wrinkled labels

3 mags.

3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

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540

CAKEBREAD CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2000 (2) Napa Valley. u. 1 x bn.

MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2003 (OWC) Tuscany. 1 3 ltr. per lot $500 - $700

per lot $500 - $700

CAKEBREAD CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2001 (1) Napa Valley. wrinkled & scuffed label 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500


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KENWOOD ARTIST SERIES CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1992 (1) Sonoma Valley. wrinkled label

OPUS ONE 2008 Napa Valley.

553

1 bt.

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1999 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé

KENWOOD ARTIST SERIES CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1996 (1) Sonoma County. KENWOOD ARTIST SERIES CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1997 (1) Sonoma County. wrinkled label KENWOOD ARTIST SERIES CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1998 (1) Sonoma County. KENWOOD ARTIST SERIES CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1999 (1) Sonoma County. 5 bts. per lot $400 - $600

546 BACIO DIVINO CELLARS RED 1997 Nap Valley. 5 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped label 8 bts. per lot $500 - $700

547 JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS INSIGNIA PROPRIETARY RED WINE 1999 Napa Valley. u. 3 x bn. 3 x scraped labels 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

548 SHAFER CABERNET SAUVIGNON HILLSIDE SELECT 2004 Napa Valley. Inky/purple-colored with notes of blueberry, blackberry, cassis, spring flowers, and a touch of toast, the wine is opulent, voluptuous and full-bodied with sweet tannin, just enough acidity to provide freshness, vibrancy and delineation, and a spectacular finish that goes on 40+ seconds. This is a killer, a showy and flamboyant style of Hillside Select that’s already drinking beautifully and should continue to do so for another 15-20 years. December 2014 Drink: 2015-2034 WA 99 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

549 SHAFER CABERNET SAUVIGNON HILLSIDE SELECT 2004 Napa Valley. WA 99 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2000 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé

551 BEAUX FRÈRES VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2000 Willame"e Valley, Oregon. 1 x scraped label 2 mags.

per lot $300 - $500

552 BEAUX FRÈRES VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2000 Willame"e Valley, Oregon. 2 mags.

per lot $300 - $500

One of the wines of the vintage, the 2000 has barely budged in its evolution since it was bo"led and released in 2002. A#er ten years in bo"le, it still reveals a dense opaque purple color along with a potentially sensational bouquet of blueberries, black currants, graphite, asphalt and background oak. Extremely powerful, full-bodied and superbly concentrated with good acidity and high but round tannins, this massive La Mission-HautBrion should take its place among this estate’s most hallowed vintages when it hits full maturity in another one to two decades. I was surprised by just how youthful this wine tasted at age 12. If tasted blind, I would have guessed it to be around 4 to 5 years old. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050 August 2012 WA 100 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2001 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé Perhaps one of the more overlooked vintages in recent years, the Château La Mission HautBrion 2001 is one of the finest wines of the vintage. Here, one is immediately taken aback by the precision exuded by the nose: small dark cherries and orange blossom still there, perhaps the mineralité more heightened than ever. The palate displays exquisite balance with nigh on perfect acidity, demonstrating more tension, if not the dimension of the 1990 tasted alongside. This is a serious La Mission for long-term aging. Tasted June 2014. WA 96 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2002 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2003 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé The 2003 La Mission Haut-Brion shows more creme de cassis, plenty of cedar wood, melted licorice and charcoal in a medium to full-bodied wine. It is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. Rustic tannins in the back knock down the ultimate pleasure, and the point score, ever so slightly, but there’s no doubting the complex, perfumey, noble aromatics this wine has managed to a"ain despite the staggering heat and drought in June, July and August. This has reached full maturity, but should hold nicely for another 7-10 years. WA 93 5 bts. per lot $1,600 - $2,000


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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2002 (2) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x vts. 2 x scuffed & wrinkled labels. 2 x scraped, corroded & wrinkled capsules.

One of the wines of the vintage, the 2000 has barely budged in its evolution since it was bo!led and released in 2002. A"er ten years in bo!le, it still reveals a dense opaque purple color along with a potentially sensational bouquet of blueberries, black currants, graphite, asphalt and background oak. Extremely powerful, full-bodied and superbly concentrated with good acidity and high but round tannins, this massive La Mission-HautBrion should take its place among this estate’s most hallowed vintages when it hits full maturity in another one to two decades. I was surprised by just how youthful this wine tasted at age 12. If tasted blind, I would have guessed it to be around 4 to 5 years old. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050 August 2012 WA 100 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2001 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

555 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2002 (2) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2003 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé scraped capsule

WS 99 WA 100

3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

2 bts.

558

563

CHÂTEAU LA CROIX ST. GEORGES 2006 (1) Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x vts. 2 x scuffed & wrinkled labels. 2 x scraped, corroded & wrinkled capsules.

CHÂTEAU BEAU-SÉJOUR BÉCOT 2001 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B CHÂTEAU D’ARMAILHAC 2001 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé scraped capsule CHÂTEAU D’ARMAILHAC 2003 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

WA 96 2 bts.

LA CHAPELLE DE LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2000 (1) Pessac-Léognan.

CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 2003 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LAFON-ROCHET 2003 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 9 bts. per lot $500 - $700

559 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2001 Pauillac.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

WS 99 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,400

564 CHÂTEAU PALMER 2000 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé scuffed label Deep in colour, there remains a slight broodiness on the nose, although it loses its inhibitions and develops potent blackberry, strawberry and mint aromas, perhaps just a smudge of camphor. It is unashamedly rich on the entry: intense and vibrant with layers of black cherry and cassis fruit pierced by a fine line of acidity. This millennial tightens everything up towards the, finish whereupon it reverts to something much more classic in style, long and tensile. It does not quite occupy the same class as the 2005 or the imperial 2010, but it certainly has long-term potential. My advice? Give it another 4-5 years in the cellar. Tasted May 2015. Drink: 2019-2045 WA 94

The 2003 La Mission Haut-Brion shows more creme de cassis, plenty of cedar wood, melted licorice and charcoal in a medium to full-bodied wine. It is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. Rustic tannins in the back knock down the ultimate pleasure, and the point score, ever so slightly, but there’s no doubting the complex, perfumey, noble aromatics this wine has managed to a!ain despite the staggering heat and drought in June, July and August. This has reached full maturity, but should hold nicely for another 7-10 years. WA 93

The 2001 Lafite Rothschild’s deep, saturated plum/purple color is accompanied by lead pencil liqueur-like notes intermixed with sweet red and black currants, plums, and cedar. This blend of 86.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13.5% Merlot is a classic example of Lafite. Extremely elegant, medium-bodied, with intense concentration, richness, and sweet tannin, it appears to be on a rapid evolutionary track, at least in comparison to recent Lafite vintages that have been far more backward and powerful. The classy 2001 should be at its finest between 2007-2020. WA 94

3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

3 bts. per lot $2,500 - $3,000

565

556

560

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2000 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label

CHÂTEAU BAHANS HAUT-BRION 1999 (1) Pessac-Léognan. scraped label

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 2 x scraped labels

1 bt.

CHÂTEAU BAHANS HAUT-BRION 2000 (1) Pessac-Léognan.

2 bts.

566

CHÂTEAU BAHANS HAUT-BRION 2003 (2) Pessac-Léognan. scraped capsule CHÂTEAU BAHANS HAUT-BRION 2005 (2) Pessac-Léognan.

per lot $1,100 - $1,300

561

WA 93

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 3 x wrinkled & scraped labels.

6 bts. per lot $600 - $800

3 bts. per lot $1,800 - $2,000

CHÂTEAU PALMER ALTER EGO DE PALMER 2000 (1) Margaux. scuffed label 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

CARRUADES DE LAFITE 2001 Pauillac. 2 bts.

per lot $700 - $900


567

570

573

CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1997 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé scuffed label

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 1990 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 2 cm. stained label

PENFOLDS GRANGE 1997 (1) South Australia.

CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1998 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1997 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 1998 (1) Pauillac. scuffed label CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2003 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé scraped label The spectacular 2003 Pontet Canet is still incredibly young and vigorous. This full-bodied classic boasts a dense purple color as well as a superb nose of graphite, creme de cassis, forest floor, licorice and a hint of truffles, low acidity, and extravagant richness. Most of the tannins have been resolved in this superstar of the vintage. It should continue to drink well for 10 -15+ years. Issue date 27 August 2014 Drink: 2014 -2029 WS 94 WA 95+ CHÂTEAU QUINAULT L’ENCLOS 1998 (1) Saint-Émilion. 6 bts. per lot $600 - $800

568 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2000 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé Since I gave this wine a perfect score, I suppose some could see this as a downgrade. I found everything still there for a perfect rating, but I was just struck by how tight and backward the wine was. A blend of 93.3% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, the wine still has a dark ruby/purple color and an extraordinarily youthful nose of graphite, black currants, sweet, unsmoked cigar tobacco, and flowers. The wine is rich, medium to full-bodied, but has that ethereal elegance and purity that is always Lafite. June 2010 WA 98+ 1 bt.

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

569 CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 2001 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels CHÂTEAU LAFON-ROCHET 2000 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 4ième Cru Classé scraped label CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2002 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label CLOS DU MARQUIS 2002 (1) Saint-Julien. scuffed label 5 bts. per lot $600 - $800

Two great back to back vintages are the 1990 and 1989. The more developed 1990 boasts an incredible perfume of hickory wood, coffee, smoked meat, Asian spices, black cherries, and blackberries. Lush, opulent, and full-bodied, it is a fully mature, profound Beaucastel that will last another 15-20 years. December 2002 WS 92 WA 96 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2000 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 3 x 1 cm. 3 x scuffed labels Deep garnet colour with a faint touch of brick in the rim. Classic Beaucastel earthy/meaty/gamey nose with an undercurrent of stewed strawberries, Chinese dried plums and soy. Quite elegant on the palate with a medium to full body and a reasonably taut structure of medium to high acidity and a medium level of velvety tannins. Layer upon layer of spices and savoury flavours. Long finish. Drink now to 2024. WA 94

PENFOLDS GRANGE 2001 (1) South Australia. 2001 is undeniably one of the top examples of this wine. At this stage, it appears to eclipse the 1998 and 1996. Inky/blue/purple to the rim, with a stunning perfume of blueberries, blackberries, chocolate, graphite, and earth, it boasts good acidity, huge tannins, magnificent concentration, and a multilayered, textured mouthfeel. It is a big, but impeccably wellbalanced Shiraz that should shed some of its structure and tannin over the next 4-5 years, and be at its best between 2010-2030+. October 2016 WA 98+ TORBRECK SHIRAZ THE STRUIE 2004 (1 mag.) Barossa Valley, South Australia. 2 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $900 - $1,100

574

4 bts. per lot $500 - $700

HARDYS SHIRAZ EILEEN HARDY 1998 Australia. u. 3 x vts. 2 x ts. 4 x scuffed labels

571

5 mags.

ALEX GAMBAL VOSNE-ROMANÉE LES SUCHOTS 1999 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé scraped label

575

DOMAINE DUJAC MOREY SAINT-DENIS 2000 (1) Côte de Nuits. u. 2 cm. LE VIEUX DONJON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2000 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. 3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

572 ALLEGRINI LA POJA VERONESE 1996 (1) Veneto. scuffed label BERTANI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 1995 (1) Veneto. u. 2 cm. scuffed label GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE 1995 (1) Veneto. scuffed label 3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

per lot $600 - $800

D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2000 McLaren Vale, Australia. 3 x scuffed labels This estate’s most renowned offering is their old vine (90+ years) Shiraz called The Dead Arm. The unfined/unfiltered 2000 The Dead Arm Shiraz is one of South Australia’s finest wines of the vintage. A perfume of grilled steak intermixed with blackberries, new saddle leather, earth, pepper, and melted licorice rises from this awesome red. With great power, richness, and no hard edges, it is still young and primary, but should hit its peak in 3-7 years, and last for two decades or more. August 2003 WA 94 5 mags.

per lot $700 - $900


576

580

584

CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1989 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé bin soiled label

FAR NIENTE WINERY CABERNET SAUVIGNON OAKVILLE ESTATE 1991 (3) Napa Valley. u. 1 x bn. 3 x bin soiled labels. 2 x scraped labels. 1 x damaged label

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1992 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. bin soiled label

CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2001 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label WA 93 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2003 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label It offers an opaque ruby/purple hue as well as notes of incense, camphor, licorice, creme de cassis and graphite. Full-bodied, opulent, incredibly fresh and well-delineated, it can be consumed now and over the next decade. August 2014 Drink: now-2024 WS 93 WA 97 CHÂTEAU PIPEAU 2004 (3) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 6 bts. per lot $600 - $800

577 CHARLES HEIDSIECK CHAMPAGNE BRUT RESERVE NV Champagne. wrinkled label 1 3 ltr. per lot $300 - $500

578 CLOS L'ORATOIRE DES PAPES CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2013 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. DOMAINE TERLATO & CHAPOUTIER SHIRAZ LIEU DIT MALAKOFF 2010 (4) South Australia. u. 3 x 1 cm. 1 x 2 cm. 1 x scraped label. 1 stained capsule Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 Syrah de Malakoff gives notes of bacon fat, aged meat and prunes with a background of figs, warm blackberries and vanilla, plus forest floor and anise hints. Medium to full-bodied, it offers great structure in the mouth going firm and herbal in the long finish. February 2015 WA 93 5 bts. per lot $300 - $500

ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1995 (1) Napa Valley. 2 x scuffed labels ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1997 (1) Napa Valley. 5 bts. per lot $500 - $700

BERINGER CABERNET SAUVIGNON KNIGHTS VALLEY 1993 (1) Sonoma County. u. bn. scraped label BERINGER VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON PRIVATE RESERVE 1992 (2) Napa Valley. u. 1 x bn. 1 x wrinkled label WA 92 3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

per lot $600 - $800

585 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1993 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,000

586

581 JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS INSIGNIA PROPRIETARY RED WINE 2002 Napa Valley. u. 2 x bn.

CHÂTEAU LATOUR LES FORTS DE LATOUR 1985 Pauillac. u. 1 x bn. 2 x bin soiled & stained labels

The 2002 boasts an inky/purple color along with notes of graphite, violets, blackberries, creme de cassis and hints of charcoal and barbecue in addition to a full-bodied, multilayered mouthfeel that builds incrementally with great purity, staggering fruit concentration, and a long, velvety, 50+-second finish. This prodigious effort should continue to drink well for 20+ years. WS 96 WA 100

2 bts.

2 bts.

2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

per lot $600 - $800

587 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1993 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 2 x bin soiled labels per lot $900 - $1,100

582

588

MOLLYDOOKER CARNIVAL OF LOVE SHIRAZ 2010 McLaren Vale, Australia.

CORDERO DI MONTEZEMOLO BAROLO MONFALLETTO 1985 Piedmonte.

Produced of 100% Shiraz from a single vineyard, the 2010 Carnival of Love was aged in American oak, 97% new. Very deep purpleblack in color, it is intensely scented of blueberry preserves, creme de cassis and warm black cherries with an undercurrent of baking spices, licorice, mocha, vanilla, toast and eucalypt. Very full and densely packed with warm blackberry and spice flavors on the palate, it has a solid structure of medium to firm velvety tannins and very crisp acid, giving way to a very long finish. Still quite tight and primary, it should drink best 2014 to 2023+ WA 95 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

579

1 bt.

583 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1988 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. ts. bin soiled label 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

1 3 ltr. per lot $400 - $600

589 BODEGAS VEGA-SICILIA RIBERA DEL DUERO ÚNICO 1980 Ribera del Duero. u. 1 x bn. 1 x scraped & bin soiled label. 1 bt.

per lot $700 - $900

590 VEGA SICILIA UNICO GRAN RESERVA 1980 Ribera del Duero. u. bn. stained & bin soiled label. 1 bt.

per lot $700 - $900

591 VEGA SICILIA UNICO GRAN RESERVA 1980 Ribera del Duero. u. bn. bin soiled label 1 bt.

per lot $700 - $900


592

598

VEGA SICILIA UNICO GRAN RESERVA 1982 Ribera del Duero. u. vts. bin soiled label

D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2000 McLaren Vale, Australia. 2 x scuffed labels

1 bt.

per lot $700 - $900

593 VEGA SICILIA UNICO GRAN RESERVA 1980 Ribera del Duero. u. hs. bin soiled label 1 bt.

This estate’s most renowned offering is their old vine (90+ years) Shiraz called The Dead Arm. The unfined/unfiltered 2000 The Dead Arm Shiraz is one of South Australia’s finest wines of the vintage. A perfume of grilled steak intermixed with blackberries, new saddle leather, earth, pepper, and melted licorice rises from this awesome red. With great power, richness, and no hard edges, it is still young and primary, but should hit its peak in 3-7 years, and last for two decades or more. August 2003 WA 94

per lot $700 - $900 4 mags.

594 VEGA SICILIA UNICO GRAN RESERVA 1980 Ribera del Duero. bin soiled label 1 bt.

per lot $700 - $900

595 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2002 Pomerol. u. 2 x bn. A relatively strong effort for this vintage, but hardly one of the profound examples of Petrus, this wine exhibits a dark plum color and a somewhat monolithic, foursquare personality with notes of plums, black cherries, licorice, and some herbs and damp earth. Medium-bodied, muscular, and tannic, but lacking some charm and sweetness. Drink: 2009-2020. WS 93 WA 90 1 bt.

per lot $2,400 - $2,500

596 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2002 Pomerol. u.bn. WS 93 1 bt.

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

597 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2002 Pomerol. 1 x scraped capsule WS 93 1 bt.

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

per lot $600 - $800


Wine Index Alsace

Torbreck The Factor (427) 2006 Torbreck Les Amis (427) Torbreck The Descendant (427)

McLaren Vale, Australia Alsace 2004 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Schlossberg Selection De Grains Nobles (476)

2000 D’arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz (575, 598) 2004 Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz (425)

2000 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (231) Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon (240, 240) 2002 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon (241) NV Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Reserve (577) Krug Champagne Grande Cuvée (243)

2006 Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz (425)

Italy

2010 Mollydooker Carnival Of Love Shiraz (582)

Abruzzo, Italy

South Australia

2003 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano D’abruzzo (347)

1997 Penfolds Grange (573, 426)

Piedmonte

2006 Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino (428)

2001 Penfolds Grange (573)

1985 Cordero Di Montezemolo Barolo Monfalletto (588)

2007 Nicolas Catena Zapata (428)

2010 Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz Lieu Dit Malakoff (578)

1990 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva (354)

Argentina Mendoza, Argentina 2005 Nicolas Catena Zapata (428) Nicolas Catena Zapata Malbec Adrianna Vineyard (428)

2008 Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino (428) Nicolas Catena Zapata Malbec Adrianna Vineyard (428) Nicolas Catena Zapata Malbec Nicasia Vineyard (428) 2009 Nicolas Catena Zapata Malbec Adrianna Vineyard (428)

Australia Australia 1998 Hardys Shiraz Eileen Hardy (574)

Barossa Valley, South Australia 2000 Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz E & E Black Pepper (425) 2001 Torbreck The Descendant (427) 2002 Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz E & E Black Pepper (425) Elderton Shiraz Command Single Vineyard (432) 2003 Penfolds Shiraz Rwt (432) 2004 Elderton Shiraz Command Single Vineyard (432) Torbreck Shiraz The Struie (573) 2005 Torbreck The Descendant (427)

Champagne Champagne 1989 Krug Champagne Brut (242) 1990 Bollinger Champagne Rd Extra-Brut (229) Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon (232) 1993 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon (233) Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon Rosé (235) 1995 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (230) Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon (234, 236) Perrier Jouët Belle Epoque Champagne Brut (243) 1996 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (230) Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon (237) Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon Rosé (240) Perrier Jouët Belle Epoque Champagne Brut (243) 1998 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon (238, 239, 240) 1999 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon (241)

1993 Fontanafredda Barolo (244) 1995 Fontanafredda Barbera D’alba (244) Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra (286) 1996 Fontanafredda Barolo (244) 1997 Michele Chiarlo Barolo Brunate (244) 1998 Gaja Dagromis Barolo (249) Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco (248) 1999 Fratelli Revello Barolo Vigna Conca (356) Giovanni Manzone Barolo Vigna Conca (356) 2000 Gaja Barbaresco (245) Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva (355) Paolo Scavino Barolo (356) 2004 Elio Altare La Villa Langhe Rosso (249) Gaja Barbaresco (246) 2005 Cantine Giacomo Ascheri Barolo Vigna Dei Pola (286) 2006 Cascina Bongiovanni Barolo Pernanno (286) 2012 Gaja Gaia & Rey Chardonnay (477)

Tuscany 1985 Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale (250)


1986 Guiseppe Quintarelli Amarone (187) 1987 Castello Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino (286) 1988 Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale (250) 1990 Marchesi Antinori Solaia (477) 1995 Guiseppe Quintarelli Amarone (187, 447) 1996 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia (247) Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello Di Montalcino (248) 1997 Castelgiocondo Marchesi De Frescobaldi Brunello Di Montalcino (505) Castello Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva Poggio All’oro (506) Gaja Brunello Di Montalcino Rennina Pieve Santa Restituta (419) Luce Della Vite Luce (543) Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (359, 360) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto (516) 1998 Gaja Sugarille Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello Di Montalcino (419) Jacopo Biondi-Santi Schidione (252) 1999 Agricola San Felice Vigorello (356) Antinori Badia A Passignano Chianti Classico Riserva (542) Campogiovanni Brunello Di Montalcino (252) Castelgiocondo Marchesi De Frescobaldi Brunello Di Montalcino (505, 356) Luce Della Vite Tenuta Luce Della Vite (250) Tenimenti Luigi D’alessandro Manzano Il Bosco Syrah Cortona (356) 2000 Marchesi Antinori Guado Al Tasso (509) Marchesi Antinori Solaia (253, 529, 530, 538) Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (255, 539) Marchesi De Frescobaldi Mormoreto Castello Di Nipozzano (541) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia (522, 528) 2001 Argiano Solengo (541) Castelgiocondo Marchesi De Frescobaldi Brunello Di Montalcino (505, 507) Castello Dei Rampolla Vigna D’alceo (443, 508) Giorgio Primo Chianti Classico La Massa (542) Luce Della Vite Luce (541, 542) Marchesi Antinori Guado Al Tasso (510, 511) Marchesi Antinori Solaia (254, 531, 532, 533, 538) Mazzei Castello De Fonterutoli Siepi (542) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Ornellaia (518, 519, 520, 521) Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia Masseto (286, 513, 420) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia (523, 524, 525, 528) Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno (419) 2002 Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Ornellaia (518, 521) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia (528)

2003 Marchesi Antinori Solaia (534, 535, 538) Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (540) Marchesi De Frescobaldi Giramonte (541) Marchesi De Frescobaldi Mormoreto Castello Di Nipozzano (542) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Ornellaia (518, 521) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia (526, 527, 528) Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno (443, 541, 517) 2004 Marchesi Antinori Solaia (538) Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (358) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto (421) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia (528) Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno (419) 2005 Marchesi Antinori Solaia (536, 537, 538) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto (514, 515) 2008 Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (357)

Veneto 1983 Masi Campolongo Di Torbe Recioto Della Valpolicella Amarone (286) 1993 Masi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico (244) 1994 Giuseppe Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore (258) 1995 Bertani Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico (572) Giuseppe Quintarelli Alzero Cabernet Franc (477) Giuseppe Quintarelli Ca’ Del Merlo (251) Giuseppe Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore (572) Guiseppe Quintarelli Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Superiore (287) Sergio Zenato Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Riserva (244) 1996 Allegrini La Poja Veronese (572) 1997 Tedeschi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico (244)

Loire Loire 2007 Nicolas Joly Cloe De La Coulée De Serrant Savennieres (343) 2011 Nicolas Joly Cloe De La Coulée De Serrant Savennieres (343) 2013 Nicolas Joly Cloe De La Coulée De Serrant Savennieres (343)

Port Douro, Portugal 1991 Warre’s Vintage Port (456) 1994 Warre’s Vintage Port (456) 1997 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port (492) Vau Vintage Port (492)

Red Bordeaux Côte de Nuits 2010 Domaine Daniel Rion Et Fils Clos Vougeot (346) 2012 Louis Jadot Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses (468)

Margaux 1983 Château Margaux (361, 362) 1985 Château Margaux (294) 1990 Château Margaux (338) 1997 Château Palmer (207, 488) 1998 Château Palmer (488) 1999 Château Palmer (488, 363) Château Palmer Alter Ego De Palmer (205) Château Rauzan-Ségla (202) 2000 Château Margaux (565) Château Palmer (489, 564) Château Palmer Alter Ego De Palmer (564) Pavillon Blanc Du Château Margaux Blanc (364) 2001 Château Margaux (499) 2002 Château Palmer (489, 363) 2004 Château Margaux (212) 2005 Château Margaux (500, 501) 2008 Château Palmer (364) 2010 Château Palmer (315, 316, 317)


Médoc 2002 Château Potensac (278)

Moulis-en-Médoc 1997 Château Poujeaux (276) 2010 Château Chasse-Spleen (459)

Pauillac 1982 Château Latour (296) Château Mouton Rothschild (300, 340) 1985 Château Latour Les Forts De Latour (586) 1986 Château Lafite Rothschild (295) Château Latour (84, 561) Château Mouton Rothschild (67, 301, 319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 341, 563) 1988 Château Mouton Rothschild (583) 1990 Château Lynch-Bages (368) 1992 Château Mouton Rothschild (584) 1993 Château Lafite Rothschild (585) Château Mouton Rothschild (302) 1994 Château Latour (368) 1995 Château Mouton Rothschild (370) 1996 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (271) Château Latour (297) Château Mouton Rothschild (371) 1997 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (271, 567) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (567) 1998 Carruades De Lafite (459) Château Clerc Milon (483) Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (567) Château Lafite Rothschild (289) Château Latour Les Forts De Latour (377) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (200) Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (567) 1999 Château Clerc Milon (483) Château Lafite Rothschild (487, 461, 366) Château Latour (496) Château Latour Les Forts De Latour (483)

2000 Château Clerc Milon (483) Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (271) Château Lafite Rothschild (568) Château Mouton Rothschild (303) 2001 Carruades De Lafite (566) Château D’armailhac (558) Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (281) Château Lafite Rothschild (289) Château Latour (497) Château Mouton Rothschild (372) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (375) Château Pontet-Canet (278) 2002 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (281) 2003 Château D’armailhac (558) Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (558, 281) Château Latour (298) Château Pontet-Canet (567, 411) 2004 Château Lafite Rothschild (367) Château Latour (211) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (375)

1983 Domaine De Chevalier Rouge (285) 1989 Château Haut-Brion (325, 326, 327) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (307) 1994 Château La Mission Haut-Brion (382) 1995 Château La Mission Haut-Brion (258, 263, 352, 353) 1996 Château La Mission Haut-Brion (382) 1998 Château Pape Clément (272) Château Smith Haut Lafitte (490) 1999 Château Bahans Haut-Brion (202, 209, 556) Château Haut-Brion (484, 380) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (553) Château Smith Haut Lafitte (490) 2000 Château Bahans Haut-Brion (556) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (553, 554) Château Pape Clément (342) Château Smith Haut Lafitte (490) La Chapelle De La Mission Haut-Brion (557)

2005 Château Clerc Milon (342) Château Latour (299) Château Latour Les Forts De Latour (377) Château Mouton Rothschild (502, 503) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (375) Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (324) Château Pontet-Canet (304)

2001 Château La Mission Haut-Brion (553, 554) Château Pape Clément (282)

2006 Château Lynch-Bages (277, 459) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (376) Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (373)

2003 Château Bahans Haut-Brion (556) Château Haut-Brion (305) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (553, 555)

2007 Château Hauts De Pontet-Canet (459) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (376) Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (373) 2008 Château Lynch-Bages (277, 369) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (376) Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (374) Château Pontet-Canet (411) 2009 Château Latour Les Forts De Latour (377) Château Lynch-Bages (318) 2010 Carruades De Lafite (365) Château Pontet-Canet (64, 434, 435, 436)

Pessac-Léognan 1982 Château La Mission Haut-Brion (306)

2002 Château Haut-Brion (557) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (553, 555) Château Pape Clément (272) Château Smith Haut Lafitte (490)

2004 Château La Mission Haut-Brion (213, 378) Château Pape Clément (282) 2005 Château Bahans Haut-Brion (556) Château Pape Clément (272) 2006 Château Bahans Haut-Brion (378) Château Haut-Bailly (379) Château Haut-Brion (381) 2008 Château Haut-Bailly (379) 2010 Château Haut-Bailly (379) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (328, 329) 2011 Château Haut-Bailly (379)


Pomerol 1997 Château La Fleur-Pétrus (485) Château Le Bon Pasteur (262) Château Pétrus (216) 1998 Château La Fleur-Pétrus (485, 486) Château Le Bon Pasteur (263) 1999 Château Gazin (209) Château La Fleur-Pétrus (485) Château Le Bon Pasteur (264) 2000 Château La Fleur-Pétrus (485, 486) Château Le Bon Pasteur (214, 265) 2001 Château Le Bon Pasteur (266) Château Pétrus (572) 2002 Château Pétrus (556, 217, 530, 595) 2003 Château Hosanna (214) Château Le Bon Pasteur (267) 2004 Château Le Bon Pasteur (268) Château Le Pin (215) Château Trotanoy (383) Vieux Château Certan (280) 2005 Château Certan De May (342) Château Clinet (383) Château La Conseillante (414) Château La Fleur-Pétrus (284) Château Le Bon Pasteur (269) Château Pétrus (564) 2006 Château La Croix St. Georges (558) Château Le Bon Pasteur (270) 2008 Château La Fleur-Pétrus (384) Château Trotanoy (415) 2009 Château Trotanoy (387) 2010 Château Clinet (383) 2011 Château Pétrus (385, 386) 2013 Château Pétrus (78, 79, 442) 2014 Château Pétrus (439, 440, 441)

Saint-Émilion 1990 Château Angélus (330) Château Cheval Blanc (391)

1993 Château Cheval Blanc (587)

Château Monbousquet (393) Le Petit Cheval (396)

1994 Château Angélus (389) Château Ausone (389) Château Cheval Blanc (392)

2006 Chapelle D’ausone (388) Le Petit Cheval (396)

1995 Château Ausone (463) Château L’angélus (314) Château La Dominique (203, 273)

2008 Chapelle D’ausone (388) 2010 Château La Dominique (274)

1996 Château Angélus (390) Château La Dominique (273) Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf (491)

Saint-Estèphe

1997 Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf (491)

1990 Château Cos D’estournel (309, 397) Château Montrose (332, 333)

1998 Château Ausone (408) Château La Mondotte (203) Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf (491) Château Quinault L’enclos (567) 1999 Château Ausone (409) Château Cheval Blanc (463) Château La Dominique (273) Château La Gomerie (202) Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf (491) Château Pavie Macquin (205) Château Pavie-Decesse (395) Château Troplong Mondot (205) 2000 Château Angélus (308) Château Corbin Michotte (204) Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf (491) Château Quinault L’enclos (204, 493, 429) 2001 Chapelle D’ausone (279) Château Beau-Séjour Bécot (558) Château Pavie (412) Château Pavie-Decesse (211, 395) 2002 Château La Dominique (283) Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf (491) 2003 Château Fombrauge (270) Château La Dominique (283) Château Pavie (331, 394) Château Pavie-Decesse (395) 2004 Château Cheval Blanc (210) Château La Dominique (283) Château La Mondotte (393) Château Pavie (213, 394) Château Pavie Macquin (205) Château Pavie-Decesse (395) Château Pipeau (576) 2005 Château Angélus (390) Château Cheval Blanc (494, 495) Château Clos De Sarpe (429) Château Faugeres Cuvee Speciale Péby (388) Château Grand Mayne (388)

1989 Château Cos D’estournel (576)

1993 Château Cos D’estournel (448) 1994 Château Cos D’estournel (449) 1995 Château Cos D’estournel (311, 413) 1997 Château Cos D’estournel (202, 206) Château Montrose (204) 2000 Château Cos D’estournel (312) Château Lafon-Rochet (569) 2001 Château Cos D’estournel (576, 413) 2003 Château Calon Ségur (342) Château Cos D’estournel (576) Château Lafon-Rochet (558) 2004 Château Cos D’estournel (397) Château Montrose (204, 398) 2005 Château Calon Ségur (310) Château Montrose (342, 334) 2006 Château Cos D’estournel (397) Château Montrose (398) 2007 Château Montrose (398) 2008 Château Montrose (398) 2009 Château Tronquoy-Lalande (275) 2010 Château Cos D’estournel (313) Château Montrose (335) 2013 Château Petrus (456, 457, 458)


Red Burgundy Saint-Julien

Côte de Beaune

1970 Château Beychevelle (214)

1988 Comte Armand Pommard Clos Des Epeneaux Monopole (469)

1975 Château Beychevelle (450)

1999 Bouchard Père & Fils Vigne L’enfant Jésus (228)

1990 Château Léoville Barton (400) 1994 Château Léoville Barton (400) 1995 Château Talbot (203) 1997 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (201) 1998 Clos Du Marquis (208) 1999 Château Léoville Las Cases (208) 2001 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (569) 2002 Château Léoville Poyferré (569) Clos Du Marquis (569) 2003 Château Léoville Las Cases (498, 401) 2004 Château Léoville Barton (400) 2005 Château Lagrange (342) Château Langoa Barton (410) Château Léoville Las Cases (336) 2006 Château Léoville Las Cases (401) Château Léoville Poyferré (402) 2007 Château Léoville Las Cases (401) 2008 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (451, 452, 399) 2009 Château Beychevelle (399) Château Léoville Poyferré (337, 402, 403, 410)

2009 Domaine De La Pousse D’or Corton-Bressandes (344) Domaine Leroy Savigny-Les-Beaune Les Narbantons (443, 444)

Côte de Nuits 1993 Domaine Faiveley Clos Des Cortons Faiveley (285) 1997 Faiveley Nuits-St.-Georges Les Saint-Georges (228) 1998 Domaine Prieure Roch Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos De Corvées (228) Dominque Laurent Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers (225) 1999 Alex Gambal Vosne-Romanée Les Suchots (571) Bouchard Pere & Fils Clos De Saint-Marc NuitsSaint-Georges (228) Domaine Daniel Rion & Fils Echezeaux (224) Domaine Des Varoilles Charmes-Chambertin (219) Domaine Faiveley Chambertin Clos-De Bèze (218) Domaine Hembert Frères Gevrey-Chambertin Poissenot (225) Domaine Méo-Camuzet Clos De Vougeot (222) Dominque Laurent Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux St. Jacques (225) Joseph Drouhin Clos De Vougeot (223) Louis Jadot Bonnes-Mares (218) Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers (225) Mommessin Clos De Tart (220, 221) 2000 Domaine Daniel Rion & Fils Clos Vougeot (224) Domaine Dujac Morey Saint-Denis (226, 571) 2001 Domaine De La Vougeraie Musigny (227)

2010 Château Beychevelle (399) Château Talbot (339)

2005 Domaine Armand Rousseau Clos De La Roche (293) Domaine Armand Rousseau Clos De Ruchottes Monopole (290)

2011 Château Léoville Poyferré (402)

2006 Domaine Dujac Clos De La Roche (291, 292) 2009 Mommessin Domaine Clos De Tart (346) 2010 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux Saint-Jacques (345)

Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Latricières-Chambertin (345) Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos Des Porrets Monopole (345) Domaine Olivier Bernstein Chambertin Clos-DeBèze (468) Dominique Laurent Bonnes-Mares Vieilles Vignes (346) 2011 Domaine Dugat-Py Mazis-Chambertin (468)

Rhône Red Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1990 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (570) 2000 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (570) Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (571) 2001 Alain Jaume Domaine Grand Veneur ChâteauneufDu-Pape Cuvée Les Origines (417) Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (418) Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Des Cadettes (418) Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (417) 2005 Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Des Cadettes (418) Domaine Pégaü Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Laurence (416) 2006 Clos Des Papes Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (347) 2007 Alain Jaume & Fils Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Domaine Grand Veneur Vieilles Vignes (417) Alain Jaume Domaine Grand Veneur ChâteauneufDu-Pape Cuvée Les Origines (417) Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (418) Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin (470, 471) Delas Freres Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Haute Pierre (416) Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (417)

Côtes du Rhône 2007 Coudoulet De Beaucastel Côtes Du Rhône (416)

Rhône 2003 E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage (429) 2009 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Mouline (474) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Turque (475) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie la Landonne (473)


M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon (472)

Rhône White

549)

United States Red Napa Valley

Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2013 Clos L’oratoire Des Papes Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (578)

Rhône 2010 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc (476)

South Africa Paarl, South Africa 2001 Kmv Heritage Abraham Perold Op Die Berg (427)

Southern France Languedoc 2005 Domaine De La Grange Des Pères (472)

Spain Castilla y León, Spain 2009 Numanthia-Termes Toro Termanthia (478)

Ribera del Duero 1980 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera Del Duero Único (589) Vega Sicilia Unico Gran Reserva (590, 591, 593, 594) 1982 Vega Sicilia Unico Gran Reserva (592) 2001 Bodegas Y Viñedos Alión (430) 2004 Bodegas Y Viñedos Alión (430) NV Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Único Reserva Especial (478)

Spain 2004 Bodegas Vega Sicilia Pintia Toro (430)

1991 Far Niente Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Estate (580) Joseph Phelps Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard (460) 1992 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve (579) 1995 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (580) 1996 Dominus Estate (431) 1997 Bacio Divino Cellars Red (546) Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (580) 1998 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges De Latour Private Reserve (256, 256) Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select (424) 1999 Far Niente Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (260) Frog’s Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (258) Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Proprietary Red Wine (547) Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select (424) 2000 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (544) Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (259) Dominus Estate (260) Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon (259) Harlan Estate Proprietary Red (512) 2001 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (544) Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon (257) Opus One (481) 2002 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (404) Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Proprietary Red Wine (581) Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard (480) 2003 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate (257, 257) Dominus Estate (422) Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (404) Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (462) 2004 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot (259) Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (404) Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select (548,

2005 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (479) 2006 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (479) Dominus Estate (405) Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Proprietary Red Wine (405) Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard (407) 2007 Dominus Estate (481, 423) Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard (407) 2008 Dominus Estate (406) Opus One (550) 2009 Dominus Estate (406) Ovid Propriatory Blend (482) 2010 Colgin Cellars Proprietary Red Ix Estate (480) Ovid Propriatory Blend (482) 2011 Opus One (453) Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (261) 2012 Opus One (455) 2013 Opus One (457, 458, 454)

Sonoma County 1993 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley (579) 1996 Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon (545) 1997 Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon (258, 545) 1998 Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon (545) 1999 Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon (545)

Sonoma Valley 1992 Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon (545)

Willamette Valley, Oregon 2000 Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir (551, 552)


White Bordeaux Pessac-Léognan 2006 Château Haut Brion Blanc (465) 2007 Château Haut Brion Blanc (466) Domaine De Chevalier Blanc (467)

Saint-Émilion 2001 Château Laville Haut-Brion Blanc (464)

Sauternais 1989 Château D’yquem (285) 1990 Château D’yquem (484) 1995 Château D’yquem (467) 2001 Château D’yquem (467) 2005 Château Guiraud (416)

White Burgundy Côte de Beaune 1997 Louis Jadot Hospices De Beaune MeursaultGenevrières Cuvée Baudot (285) Louis Jadot Montrachet (229) 2007 Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils Montrachet (469) 2009 Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet Clos De La Mouchère (344) Remoissenet Pere & Fils Meursault-Genevrières (288) 2010 Bouchard Père & Fils Vigne L’enfant Jésus (344)


Level / Ullage Descriptions and Interpretations

bn. vts﹒ ts﹒ hs﹒ ms﹒

3 cm 5 cm 7 cm

ls﹒ bs﹒

Bordeaux Levels

Burgundy Levels

For wines in bottles with defined shoulders, including Bordeaux, Port, and other wines, the level is measured and catalogued as follows:

For wines in bottles with sloping necks, including Burgundy, German and other wines, the level between the cork and wine is measured and catalogued in centimetres.

BASE NECK: Perfectly good for any age of wine. Outstandingly good for a wine of 10 years in bottle, or longer. BN.

VTS.

VERY TOP SHOULDER

TS.

TOP SHOULDER: Normal for any Bordeaux 15 years old

HS.

HIGH SHOULDER: Slight natural reduction through

MS.

LS.

BS.

or older.

the easing of the cork and evaporation through cork and capsule. Usually no problem. Acceptable for any wine over 20 years old. Exceptional for pre-1950 wines. MID SHOULDER: Probably some weakening of the cork

and some risk. Not abnormal for wines 30 - 40 years of age. Estimates usually take this into account. LOW SHOULDER: Risky and usually only accepted

for sale if wine or label exceptionally rare or interesting. Always offered with low estimate. BOTTOM SHOULDER: Not acceptable for sale unless a

rare sort of bottle. Wine will usually be undrinkable.

The condition and drinkability of Burgundy is less affected by ullage than its equivalent from Bordeaux. A 5 - 7 cm ullage in a 50-year-old Burgundy can be considered normal, indeed good for age; 3.5-4 cm excellent for age; 7 cm rarely a risk. Example: (u. 3x5cm) means 3 bottles ullaged 5 cm.

Bottle Sizes HF. BT.

HALF BOTTLE = 0.375 litres

BT(S).

BOTTLE(S) = 0.75 litres

LTR.

LITRE

MAG.

MAGNUM = 1.5 litres, or two regular bottles

D. MAG. DOUBLE MAGNUM (BORDEAUX, PORT) = 3 litres JERO.

JEROBOAM (BURGUNDY, CHAMPAGNE) = 3 litres

JERO.

JEROBOAM (BORDEAUX) = 5 litres*

IMP.

IMPÉRIALE (BORDEAUX) = 6 litres METHUSELAH (BURGUNDY, CHAMPAGNE) = 6 litres

U.

ULLAGE: Level. Example: (u. 2ts) means 2 bottles ullaged to top shoulder.

METH.

OC.

ORIGINAL CARTON

SALM. SALMANAZAR = 9 litres *Up to 1978, jeroboams were generally bottled in 4.5-ltr. bottles.

OWC.

ORIGINAL WOODEN CASE

RC.

RESERVE CHâTEAU

Notes and Rating Sources WA

Wine Advocate

WS

Wine Spectator

Special notice: Though every effort is made to describe or measure the levels of older vintages, corks over 20 years old begin to lose their elasticity and levels can change between cataloguing and sale. Old corks have also been known to fail during or after shipment. We therefore repeat that there is always a risk of cork failure with old wines and due allowance must be made for this. Under no circumstances can an adjustment of price or credit be made after delivery except under the terms of the warranty stated in the Conditions of Sale.


Buying at Waddington’s Fine Wine & Spirits

All lots will be offered and sold subject to the Conditions of Sale which appear in this catalogue as well as any Glossary and posted or oral announcement. By bidding at auction, bidders are bound by those Conditions and Glossary, as amended by any oral announcement or posted notices, which together form the contract of sale between the successful bidder (buyer), Waddington’s™ and the consignor (seller) of the lot. Descriptions or photographs of lots are not warranties and each lot is sold “as is” in accordance with the Conditions of Sale. condition of lots All of the items are to be considered, unless otherwise noted in the description, in good condition. It is the sole responsibility of the bidder to inquire as to the condition of a lot before bidding. Condition reports are available upon request by phone, fax, email or in person. You are advised to make any requests well in advance of the sale. buyers premium A premium of 20% of the successful bid price of each lot is paid by the buyer as part of the total purchase price. A charge of 13% HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) is applicable on the hammer price and buyer’s premium, except for purchases exported from Canada. In the case where purchases are shipped out of the province of Ontario, the HST or GST is charged based on the tax status of that province. online auctions Registration for our online auctions is completed through our website. Once registered, you will be assigned a bidding number for an online auction when you log into your account. You only need to register once to participate in all of our online auctions.

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b

The collection of your personal information will be collected in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act;

c

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d

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Selling at Waddington’s Fine Wine & Fine Spirits Waddington’s is dedicated to achieving record prices and the highest sell-through rates for all our clients. We are thrilled to be the only Ontario auction house under the authority of the LCBO to assist wine collectors sell and manage their cellars. As Canada’s leading and most diverse auction company, we have unparalleled access to domestic and international collectors and investors in fine art and luxury goods. Our experienced fine wine and spirit specialists inspect all collections and cellar storage to ensure provenance and sound condition. A thorough analysis of each wine submitted allows us to provide timely and accurate appraisals based on current market estimates. the consignment process Arranging to sell your collection through Waddington’s is a simple process, starting with providing us with a list of items with any relevant additional information such as storage condition and provenance. Upon review of your list, our specialists will advise you on the best plan to proceed to meet your needs, including providing pre-sale estimates. We can also assist in determining the best manner of shipping your collection to our Toronto-based storage facility.

Once onsite, we will inspect each bottle and catalogue accordingly. The complete auction catalogue will be made available as either a printed catalogue and/or digital catalogue posted online. fees We charge the vendor a commission based on a percentage of the hammer price on each lot. Please see the standard commission rates below. vendor commission per consignment Under $8,000 — 20% $8,001 - $49,999 — 15% $50,000 - $99,999 — 10% $100,000 - $199,999 — 7.5% $200,000 and over — 5% Insurance is charged at 1% of the hammer price. The insurance charge may be waived with proof of independent coverage. notice for our international clients Certain states or other countries may impose limitations on the amount of and quantity of alcoholic beverages that can be legally brought into their jurisdiction. Waddington’s is not responsible for obtaining shipping permits or licenses and advise our clients to investigate any possible limitations imposed by their local region.


Conditions of Sale Fine Wine & Fine Spirits

1. Waddington’s conducts auctions of fine wine and rare spirits as agent for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (the “LCBO”) and all such auctions are authorized by the LCBO. All auction sales shall be deemed to take place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 2. All purchasers of alcoholic beverages through an auction must be nineteen (19) years of age or older. Proof of age may be required prior to the transfer of any purchased goods, including, but not limited provision of photo identification. 3. All lots are sold “AS IS”. Any description issued by the auctioneer of an article to be sold is subject to variation to be posted or announced verbally in the auction room prior to the time of sale. While the auctioneer has endeavoured not to mislead in the description issued, and the utmost care is taken to ensure the correct cataloguing of each item, such descriptions are purely statements of opinion and are not intended to constitute a representation to the prospective purchasers and no warranty of the correctness of such description is made. No opportunity of inspection is offered prior to the time of sale. No sale will be set aside on account of lack of correspondence of the article with its description or its reproduction, if any, whether colour or black & white. Some lots are of an age and/or nature which preclude their being in pristine condition and some catalogue descriptions make reference to damage and/or restoration. The lack of such a reference does not imply that a lot is free from defects nor does any reference to certain defects imply the absence of others. 4. Each lot sold is subject to a buyer’s premium of 20% of the successful bid price as part of the purchase price. 5. Unless exempted by law, the buyer is required to pay Harmonized Sales Tax on the total purchase price including the buyer’s premium. For international buyers, taxes are not applicable when purchases are shipped out of country. Items shipped out of Ontario, the buyer is required to

pay taxes as per the tax status of that province, whether it HST or GST (Goods and Services Tax). Purchasers are solely responsible for ensuring that they comply with all laws or regulations in relation to international shipping or the import of alcohol, including, but not limited to the payment of customs charges and duties. 6. The auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any lot from sale at any time, to divide any lot or to combine any two or more lots at his sole discretion, all without notice. 7. The auctioneer has the right to refuse any bid and to advance the bidding at his absolute discretion. The auctioneer reserves the right not to accept and not to reject any bid. Without limitation, any bid which is not commensurate with the value of the article offered, or which is merely a nominal or fractional advance over the previous bid, may not be recognized. 8. Each lot may be subject to an unpublished reserve which may be changed at any time by agreement between the auctioneer and the consignor. As previously agreed to as between the auctioneer and the consignor, the auctioneer may bid, or direct an employee to bid. In addition, the auctioneer may accept and submit absentee and telephone bids, to be executed by an employee of the auctioneer, pursuant to the instructions of prospective purchasers not in attendance at the sale. 9. The highest bidder accepted by the auctioneer for any lot shall be the buyer and such buyer shall forthwith assume full risk and responsibility for the lot and must comply with such other Conditions of Sale as may be applicable. If any dispute should arise between bidders the auctioneer shall have the absolute discretion to designate the buyer or, at his option, to withdraw any disputed lot from the sale, or to re-offer it at the same or a subsequent sale. The auctioneer’s decision in all cases shall be final.


10. The auctioneer will notify the successful buyer that they have won the bid. 11. The buyer shall pay for all lots within 48 hours from the date of the sale, after which a late charge of 2% per month on the total invoice may be incurred or the auctioneer, in his sole discretion, may cancel the sale. The buyer shall not become the owner of the lot until paid for in full. Items must be removed within 30 days from the date of sale, after which storage charges will be incurred at a rate of $4.00 per case per month. 12. Each lot purchased, unless the sale is cancelled as above, shall be held by the auctioneer at his premises or affiliated storage facility at the sole risk of the buyer until fully paid for and taken away. 13. Notwithstanding Section 3, if the buyer, prior to removal of a lot, makes arrangements satisfactory to the auctioneer for the inspection of such lot by a fully qualified person acceptable to the auctioneer to determine the genuineness or authenticity of the lot, to be carried out promptly following the sale of the lot, and if, but only if, within a period of 14 days following the sale a written opinion of such person is presented to the auctioneer to the effect that the lot is not genuine or authentic, accompanied by a written request by the buyer for rescission of the sale, then the sale of the lot will be rescinded and the sale price refunded to the buyer. 14. Payment for purchases must be by INTERAC direct debit (applicable to Canadian in-person clients only), certified cheque (not applicable to U.S. and international sales), travelers cheque, bank draft, electronic transfer (fee applies), and VISA or Mastercard (up to $25,000). 15. In the event of failure to pay for or remove articles within the time limit set out in Section 11, the auctioneer, without limitation of the rights of the consignor and the auctioneer against the buyer, may resell any of the articles affected, and in such case the original buyer shall be responsible to the auctioneer and the consignor for: a any deficiency in price between the re-sale amount and the amount to have been paid by the original buyer; b charges in relation to the storage of such articles in accordance with Section 11 until payment and removal by the subsequent buyer; and c the amount of commission which the auctioneer would have earned had payment been made in full by the original buyer.

16. It is the responsibility of the buyer to make all arrangements for insuring, packing and removing the Consigned Goods purchased and any assistance by the auctioneer or his servants, agents or contractors, in packing or removal shall be rendered as a courtesy and without any liability to them. 17. The auctioneer acts solely as agent for the consignor and makes no representation as to any attribute of, title to, or restriction affecting the articles consigned for sale. 18. The auctioneer reserves the right to refuse admission to the sale or to refuse to recognize any or all bids from any particular person or persons at any auction. 19. If you are a licensee licensed to sell liquor under the Liquor License Act and you purchase alcoholic beverages in an auction to resell pursuant to your license, you must provide Waddingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with a copy of your license. 20. With respect to our collection of your personal information, you acknowledge the following: a The personal information required is collected on behalf of the LCBO under the authority of Sections 3(1)(b), (n) and (o) and 3(2)(f) of the Liquor Control Act, for the purposes of controlling the purchase and sale of liquor by auction in Ontario.; b The collection of your personal information will be collected in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act; c We may disclose information relating to the auction, including but not limited to your personal information, to the LCBO. d Consent to disclose your personal information to a third party for storage and certain fulfilment services, strictly limited to the minimum required to validate the pick up of purchased goods. Any questions in relation to the collection of your personal information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act should be forwarded to us and we will forward the question on your behalf to the Manager of Freedom of Information and Privacy at the LCBO.


CARING FOR FINE WINE COLLECTORS STORAGE

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Iron Gate operates a high security, underground, environmentally controlled vault in Leaside. With over 120,000 bottles in our care, we are the largest provider of fine wine storage in Canada. Our second GTA location is set to open in late 2017.

Our trained professionals can catalogue your entire collection quickly in order to get your cellar running efficiently and on the right track.

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We offer a complete iPad and iPhone based cellar management system that enables you to track bottle location, ratings, ‘drink by’ dates, and values, and you will receive a custom report quarterly.

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EST. 2004

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