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Fine Wine Online Auction FEBRUARY 19 - 27, 2018


Fine Wine Online Auction FEBRUARY 19 - 27, 2018


Fine Wine Online Auction FEBRUARY 19 - 27, 2018

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Fine Wine From the Acclaimed Rundles Restaurant of Stratford, Ontario

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CHÂTEAU KIRWAN 2012 (2) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 2006 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 2004 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU KIRWAN 2001 (4) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 2005 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

93 WA

CHÂTEAU KIRWAN 1996 (2) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn.

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 2004 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 2001 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 6 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

2 CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 2000 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 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 95 WA 3 bts. per lot $900 - $1,100

3 CHÂTEAU CLARKE BARON EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD 2009 (8) Listrac-Médoc. BARON EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD CHÂTEAU CLARKE 2003 (3) Listrac-Médoc. u. 1 x bn. 11 bts. per lot $500 - $700

4 CHÂTEAU BAHANS HAUT-BRION 2002 (4) Pessac-Léognan. u. 1 x bn. CHÂTEAU BAHANS HAUT-BRION 2000 (1) Pessac-Léognan. CHÂTEAU BAHANS HAUT-BRION 1999 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 6 bts. per lot $700 - $900

8 bts. per lot $700 - $1,000

4 bts. per lot $400 - $600

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6 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 1996 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 92 WA CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 1995 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LANGOA-BARTON 2004 (4) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. CHÂTEAU LANGOA-BARTON 2003 (3) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn.

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 1994 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LANGOA-BARTON 2002 (2) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn.

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 1993 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LANGOA-BARTON 2001 (3) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé

11 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,500

12 bts. per lot $800 - $1,100

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CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 2002 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1999 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé bin stained lables

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 2001 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 92 WA CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 2000 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé I found this to be one of the more backward wines of the 2000 vintage and gave it a window of maturity of 2015-2040 when I reviewed it in 2003. In my two recent tastings of it, I changed that window to 2018-2050, which probably says more than the following tasting note could say. This is a behemoth – dense, highly extracted, very tannic, broodingly backward, with a dense purple color and very li!le evolution since it was bo!led 8 years ago. Wonderfully sweet cedar and fruitcake notes are intermixed with hints of creme de cassis, licorice, and earthy forest floor. It is full-bodied and tannic, with everything in place, but like so many wines that come from Leoville Barton, it makes a mockery of many modern-day consumers wanting a wine for immediate gratification. Those who bought it should continue to exercise patience and be proud to own a wonderful classic with five decades of longevity ahead of it. 96 WS 95+ WA CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 1999 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 1998 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 13 bts.

per lot $1,500 - $1,900

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1998 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1995 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1994 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 10 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,600

11 CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2000 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 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 97 WA 3 bts. per lot $900 - $1,000


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CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2003 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé bin stained lables

CHÂTEAU PAVIE-MACQUIN 2006 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B

CHÂTEAU MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD 1996 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 1x stained label

A healthy, youthful dark plum/ruby/purple color is followed by a bouquet of smoke, barbecued meats, black currants and new saddle leather. With full body and sweet tannin, this 2003 is stru!ing its stuff. Although it is not as fine as the 1989, 1990, or 2000, it is a complex, classic Pauillac to enjoy over the next decade. August 2014 94 WA CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2002 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2001 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 1 x vts.

93 WA CHÂTEAU PAVIE-MACQUIN 2002 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u. 1 x bn. CHÂTEAU PAVIE-MACQUIN 2001 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B 1 x stained label CHÂTEAU PAVIE-MACQUIN 2000 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u. 2 x bn.

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A beautiful crushed rock/liqueur of minerality characterizes this inky/purple-hued St.-Emilion. Tannic, with lots of pure black raspberry and black cherry fruit intermixed with a notion of charcoal as well as the aforementioned rocky/powdered stone component, this long distance runner requires another 5-6 years of cellaring. It should age easily through 2030+. June 2010 95+ WA

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2006 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

9 bts. per lot $900 - $1,200

9 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,400

93 WA CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2005 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. bin stained lables 92 WA

16 CHÂTEAU MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD 1994 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 3 x bn.

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2004 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. bin stained lables

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

7 bts.

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per lot $900 - $1,200

14 CHÂTEAU PAVIE-MACQUIN 1999 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B CHÂTEAU PAVIE-MACQUIN 1996 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u. 2 x bn. CHÂTEAU PAVIE-MACQUIN 1995 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u. bn. 5 bts. per lot $400 - $600

CHÂTEAU MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD 1995 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. February 1998 95 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,800

Approaching 20 years old, the nose is now open for business but remaining classic in style, a mixture of red and black fruit, hickory, cedar and just a hint of lavender. It is very complex and beautifully defined. The palate is mediumbodied with a slightly herbaceous, undergrowth-tinged opening, the tannins just a li!le abrasive at the moment, exerting a firmness in the mouth. I feel it is almost as if the palate has not kept pace with the aromatics, requiring more substance to fill out the foursquare finish. If you like a slightly more austere Pauillac then you will adore this, though I don't think it quite reaches the potential that it showed a few years ago. Tasted August 2016. 94 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,700 - $1,900

19 CHÂTEAU MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD 2002 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé raised corks, 1x nicked label 3 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,800

20 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1994 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scuffed labels It exhibits an opaque dark ruby/purple color, and a backward, intense textbook nose of walnut and cassis scents complemented by smoky pain grille notes that build in the glass. This full-bodied, powerful, layered Latour reveals high tannin, but no bi!erness or astringency. The superb purity, fabulous precision, and remarkable length should ensure 35-40 years of longevity. Readers will find more fat, flesh, and glycerin than usual for a young Latour (save for such great vintages as 1982 and 1990), but don't be deceived, this wine requires 8-10 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2035. 94 WA 2 bts.

per lot $900 - $1,100

21 BORGOGNO BAROLO LE CATEGORIE UMANE #4 2004 Piedmont. u. 1 x 2 cm. 1 x 2.5 cm. 2 bts.

per lot $200 - $300

22 CROIX DE BEAUCAILLOU 2004 (2) Saint-Julien. CHÂTEAU PHÉLAN SÉGUR 2000 (3) Saint-Estèphe. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel 5 bts. per lot $400 - $500


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PAUILLAC DE LYNCH-BAGES 2011 (4) Pauillac.

WILLIAM FÈVRE CHABLIS LES PREUSES 2011 Chablis. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x 1 cm.

CHATEAU GRUAUD-LAROSE 2000 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS 1995 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

2 bts.

per lot $300 - $400

5 bts. per lot $400 - $500

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24 CHÂTEAU LATOUR LES FORTS DE LATOUR 2000 Pauillac. stained label 1 bt.

per lot $200 - $300

25 LOUIS JADOT BEAUNE CLOS DES URSULES 2010 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

GROSSET SPRINGVALE RIESLING 2012 Clare Valley, Australia. 4 bts. per lot $200 - $300

31 M. CHAPOUTIER CÔTE RÔTIE LA MORDORÉE 1995 Rhône. u. 0.5 cm. 1 bt.

per lot $200 - $300

A very strong effort for Gruaud Larose, possibly eclipsed by what they have done in 2009, this is a pure, full-bodied Gruaud Larose with plenty of new saddle leather, cedar wood, black currants, cherries, licorice, and Provencal herbs. Spicy, earthy, full-bodied, and rich, it has hit its plateau of full maturity, where it should stay for another 20 or more years. June 2010 94 WA CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE 2003 (3) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1995 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LONGUEVILLE AU BARON DE PICHON-LONGEVILLE 1995 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGEUVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1995 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 7 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

LOUIS JADOT CORTON CLOS DU ROI 2009 (2) Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé

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LOUIS JADOT CLOS SAINT-DENIS 2008 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

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TAYLOR FLADGATE VINTAGE PORT 1985 Douro, Portugal.

LUCIEN LE MOINE CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE LA ROCHE 2001 (2) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

4 bts. per lot $700 - $900

1 bt.

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Well Cellared Gems From North Toronto

CLOS DE TART MOREY ST-DENIS 2000 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 cm.

BENJAMIN LEROUX BATARDMONTRACHET 2013 (1) Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé u. 0.5 cm.

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DUJAC FILS & PÈRE MOREY-SAINT-DENIS 2011 (1) Côte de Nuits. 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $600

per lot $200 - $300

CHÂTEAU LA GAFFELIÈRE 2003 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B CHÂTEAU LA GAFFELIÈRE 2005 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B 6 bts. per lot $400 - $700

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DOM PÉRIGNON BRUT ROSE 2003 (1) Champagne.

CHÂTEAU GAZIN 2000 (1) Pomerol.

94 WA

CHÂTEAU L'EGLISE 1999 (1) Pomerol.

DOM PÉRIGNON BRUT 2000 (1) Champagne. 94 WA 2 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

3 bts. per lot $500 - $800

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CHÂTEAU L'EGLISE-CLINET 2000 (1) Pomerol.

per lot $200 - $300

CHÂTEAU PAVIE-MACQUIN 2002 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 2008 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B 1 x wine stained label 6 bts. per lot $400 - $600

DOMAINE FAIVELEY CLOS DE VOUGEOT 1999 (2) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 5 bts. per lot $700 - $900

38 M.CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE DE LE MÉAL BLANC 2001 (2) Rhône. M.CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE DE LE MÉAL BLANC 2000 (1) Rhône. u. 1 cm. 3 bts. per lot $400 - $600


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CHÂTEAU LA NERTHE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE CUVÉE DES CADETTES 1999 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm.

TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 1999 Tuscany.

CLOS DE L'OBAC PRIORAT 2004 (3) Spain.

The dense ruby/purple-colored 1999 Masseto offers a fabulous bouquet of sweet oak, black raspberries, blackberries, currants, new wood, and licorice. Firmly-structured and medium to full-bodied yet remarkably elegant, this impressive beauty needs 3-4 years of cellaring, and should age for 15+ years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2019 94 WA

VINEDO CHADWICK 2003 (1) Chile. u. bn.

CHÂTEAU LA NERTHE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE CUVÉE DES CADETTES 2001 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. E.GUIGAL CÔTE RÔTIE CHÂTEAU D'AMPUIS 2005 (4) Rhône. L&A BRUNEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE LES CAILLOUX CUVÉE CENTENAIRE 1998 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 2 x 1 cm.

2 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,800

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4 bts. per lot $200 - $400

46 ALKOOMI FRANKLAND RIVER BLACKBUTT 2001 (3) South Australia.

8 bts. per lot $800 - $1,200

CAYMUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL SELECTION 2001 (1) Napa Valley.

KAESLER WINES OLD BASTARD SHIRAZ 2005 (6) Barossa Valley, South Australia. u. 4 x 1 cm.

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CAYMUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL SELECTION 2004 (2) Napa Valley.

TORBRECK RUN RIG 2004 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia. u. 1 x 1 cm. 1 x 1.5 cm.

Even richer and fuller than the regular bo"ling, but at the same time hedonistically and voluptuously styled is the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection. Dense ruby/purple with low acidity and huge amounts of fruit, this is a seamless, full-bodied, classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon to drink now and over the next 15-18 years. 92 WS 95 WA

The flagship 2004 Run Rig is 96.5% Shiraz and 3.5% Viognier with the Shiraz component aged for 30 months in a mixture of new and used French oak. Yields were a minuscule 14 hl/ha (about 1 ton per acre). Saturated opaque purple/black, it has a remarkably kinky, exotic perfume of fresh asphalt, pencil lead, smoke, pepper, game, blueberry and black raspberry. Full-bodied and voluptuous in the mouth, the wine is dense and packed, with amazing purity, sweet tannins, and a complex collection of sensory stimuli. The wine demands 10 years of cellaring and will provide hedonistic delights through 2035+. 99+ WA

DOMAINE AMIOT GUY & FILS CHASSAGNEMONTRACHET LES CAILLERETES 2001 (1) Côte de Beaune. HUGEL & FILS RIESLING HUGEL 2000 (4 hf. bt.) Alsace. 1 bt. & 4 hf. bts.

per lot $200 - $300

41 FONTODI FLACCIANELLO DELLA PIEVE 2007 (6) Tuscany. BIONDI-SANTI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO TENUTA GREPPO 1999 (1) Tuscany. 7 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

42 TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 1999 Tuscany. The dense ruby/purple-colored 1999 Masseto offers a fabulous bouquet of sweet oak, black raspberries, blackberries, currants, new wood, and licorice. Firmly-structured and medium to full-bodied yet remarkably elegant, this impressive beauty needs 3-4 years of cellaring, and should age for 15+ years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2019 94 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,800

DOMINUS ESTATE 2003 (2) Napa Valley. 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 95 WA HEITZ CELLAR CABERNET SAUVIGNON HONORING JOE HEITZ 1997 (4) Napa Valley.

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

A Small Selection of Fine Wine From an Esteemed Collector

47 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1996 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 1 bn. 92 WA

SHAFER VINEYARDS RELENTLESS 2000 (1) Napa Valley. scraped label

5 bts. per lot $400 - $500

VÉRITÉ LA JOIE 1999 (1) North Coast, California.

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Composed of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Merlot (89% from Sonoma and 11% from Napa), the 1999 is a much younger wine than the 1998 and still has some upside potential. A deep ruby/purple color is followed by notes of graphite, unsmoked high class cigar tobacco, black currants and flowers. Round and generous with some tannins in the finish, it is close to full maturity and should drink well for another 15+ years. May 2011 95 WA 11 bts. per lot $1,400 - $2,000

CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 1996 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 1 bn. wrinkled labels CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 1998 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé wrinkled labels 4 bts. per lot $200 - $400


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CHATEAU GRUAUD-LAROSE 1999 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2000 Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU GRUAUD-LAROSE 2000 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

Tasted from an ex-château bo#le at BI Wine & Spirits Calon-Segur dinner in London. The 2000 Calon Segur is one of those wines that reminds you how great the millennial vintage could be. Now at fi$een years old, it has a brilliant, vivacious red berry nose infused with ash and cigar box aromas. The detail here is a beguiling and it just "sings" Saint Estèphe. The palate is medium-bodied with dense, firm tannin that provide a rigid backbone, but it is swathed in copious tobacco-drenched black fruit and a superb line of acidity. It finishes with a twist of bi#er cherry on the finish that completes what is a deeply impressive CalonSégur; it might just outclass the 2005. Tasted March 2015. Drink: 2018-2050 94 WA

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN 1999 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 cm.

A very strong effort for Gruaud Larose, possibly eclipsed by what they have done in 2009, this is a pure, full-bodied Gruaud Larose with plenty of new saddle leather, cedar wood, black currants, cherries, licorice, and Provencal herbs. Spicy, earthy, full-bodied, and rich, it has hit its plateau of full maturity, where it should stay for another 20 or more years. June 2010 94 WA 5 bts. per lot $500 - $700

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE 1999 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 cm. (92-95) WA 2 bts.

per lot $4,600 - $5,400

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3 bts. per lot $400 - $500

VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 1995 (2) Pomerol. u. 1 vts.

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN 1999 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 cm.

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2 bts.

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1996 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 2 bn.

CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2003 Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé 2 scuffed labels

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4 bts. per lot $700 - $900

93 WA 3 bts. per lot $200 - $300

51 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 1982 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. corroded capsule CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 1998 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 bn. CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 2001 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 92 WA CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 1999 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 bn. 7 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,200

per lot $5,000 - $5,800

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN 1999 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 cm.

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1 bt.

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU MAZYCHAMBERTIN 2005 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

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2 bts.

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE 1999 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 cm.

per lot $700 - $900

per lot $2,500 - $2,900

Stellar Wines From a Superb Collection

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2 bts.

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN 1997 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 cm.

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CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 1996 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé

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CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 1995 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé u. 2 bn.

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN 1999 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 cm.

2 bts.

The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, impressive depth and backbone, the second half having mellowed in recent years, rendering this approachable; hints of secondary truffle and smoke notes emerging with aeration. It has been several years since I last tasted this wine, but it is one that seems to become more and more impressive with age. Robert Parker rightly lauded this Calon-Ségur at the time of release. Twenty years on, it is fulfilling all its promise. Tasted March 2015. 94 WA 4 bts. per lot $400 - $600

per lot $1,100 - $1,200

per lot $4,300 - $4,900

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE 1999 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 cm. (92-95) WA

per lot $4,300 - $4,900

63 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE 1999 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 cm. (92-95) WA

2 bts.

per lot $4,600 - $5,400 2 bts.

per lot $4,300 - $4,900


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DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE 1999 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 cm.

DOMAINE LEROY CLOS DE VOUGEOT 1997 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x 1 cm. 1 x 3 cm.

DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 1999 Rhône. u. 1 x 0.5cm. 1 x 1 cm.

(92-95) WA

2 bts.

2 bts.

72 DOMAINE LEROY CLOS DE VOUGEOT 1997 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x 2 cm.

More in the style of the ’01, the 1999 Hermitage is a serious effort that gives up a mineraldrenched profile of red and blackcurrants, beef blood, iron and dried flowers. More forward on the nose than the palate, with a tight, yet seamless texture that carries ample concentration and length, with bright acidity, it should continue to shine for another decade. August 2014 94 WA

2 bts.

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

per lot $4,300 - $4,900

65 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE 1999 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

per lot $2,000 - $2,300

per lot $2,000 - $2,300

(92-95) WA 1 bt.

per lot $2,100 - $2,500

66 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE 1999 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

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DOMAINE LEROY CLOS DE VOUGEOT 1997 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1.5 cm.

DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE BLANC 1998 (3) Rhône. u. 3 x 1 cm.

1 bt.

DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE BLANC 1999 (3) Rhône. u. 1 x 0.5cm. 1 x 1 cm. 1 x 1.5 cm.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

(92-95) WA

74

1 bt.

DOMAINE LEROY MUSIGNY 1999 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 cm.

per lot $2,100 - $2,500

67

1 bt.

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE 1999 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

75

(92-95) WA 1 bt.

per lot $2,100 - $2,500

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE 1999 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

per lot $9,100 - $10,500

DOMAINE LEROY RICHEBOURG 1999 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 cm. 1 bt.

68

94 WA

per lot $2,900 - $3,400

76

(92-95) WA

DOMAINE LEROY RICHEBOURG 1999 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 cm.

1 bt.

1 bt.

per lot $2,100 - $2,500

per lot $2,900 - $3,400

77

DOMAINE LEROY CHAMBERTIN 1999 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1.5 cm.

DOMAINE LEROY ROMANÉE ST. VIVANT 1996 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 cm.

per lot $5,600 - $6,500 1 bt.

70 DOMAINE LEROY CLOS DE VOUGEOT 1997 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x 1 cm. 2 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,300

81 BOUCHARD PÈRE ET FILS GRÈVES VIGNES DE L'ENFANT JESUS 1996 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé u. 1 cm. JOSEPH DROUHIN CÔTE DE BEAUNE BLANC 2010 (1) Burgundy. DOMAINE WILLIAM FÈVRE CHABLIS VALMUR 1998 (1) Burgundy. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 cm. 3 bts. per lot $200 - $300

82 CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-GAZIN 1998 Pomerol.

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1 bt.

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

per lot $2,300 - $2,700

78 DOMAINE LEROY VOLNAY SANTENOTS 1999 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé u. 1 x 0.5 cm. 3 x 1 cm. 4 bts. per lot $2,500 - $2,900

4 bts. per lot $200 - $300


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E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA LANDONNE 1998 (1) Rhône.

E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA LANDONNE 1998 (1) Rhône.

CHÂTEAU LA NERTHE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE CUVÉE DES CADETTES 1998 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

The 1998 Cote Rotie La Landonne is a perfect wine ... at least for my palate. Its saturated black/purple color is accompanied by an extraordinary nose of smoke, incense, tapenade, creosote, blackberry, and currant aromas. It is densely packed with blackberry, truffle, chocolate, and leather-like flavors. The wine possesses high tannin, but perfect harmony, impeccable balance, and gorgeous integration of acidity, alcohol, and tannin. It is a tour de force in winemaking. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025. April 2002 100 WA

100 WA

P & V MAUREL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE LES GALETS BLONDS 1998 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm.

E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA MOULINE 1998 (1) Rhône.

98 WA

The awesome 1998 Cote Rotie La Mouline is a seamless, full-bodied classic with many characteristics of the 1997 La Landonne , but more structure, tannin, and muscle. It will need two years of cellaring, and will last for twenty years. Stylistically, it is reminiscent of the 1988. April 2002 97 WA E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA TURQUE 1998 (1) Rhône.

E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA MOULINE 1998 (1) Rhône. u. 1 cm. 97 WA E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA TURQUE 1998 (1) Rhône. u. 1 cm.

DOMAINE DU VIEUX LAZARET CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE EXCEPTIONNELLE 2010 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1.5 cm. 3 bts. per lot $200 - $300

3 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,800

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CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1998 Pomerol. u. bn.

E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA LANDONNE 1998 (1) Rhône. 100 WA

The 1998 Petrus is unquestionably a fabulous effort boasting a dense plum/purple color as well as an extraordinary nose of black fruits intermixed with caramel, mocha, and vanilla. Exceptionally pure, super-concentrated, and extremely full-bodied, with admirable underlying acidity as well as sweet tannin, it reveals a superb mid-palate in addition to the luxurious richness for which this great property is known. The finish lasts for 40-45 seconds. Patience will definitely be required. Production was 2,400 cases, about 1,600 cases less than normal. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2040 97 WS 98 WA

The 1998 Cote Rotie La Turque may end up being a perfect wine. Its smoky black fruits intermixed with licorice, roasted meats, cassis, and flowers create an explosive, exotic perfume. The wine reveals considerable tannin, immense structure, and potentially legendary depth as well as intensity. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2022. April 2002 98 WA

E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA MOULINE 1998 (1) Rhône.

3 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,800

98 WA

1 bt.

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3 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,800

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E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA LANDONNE 1998 (1) Rhône.

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E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA MOULINE 1998 (1) Rhône.

MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 1998 (3) Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts.

E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA MOULINE 1998 (1) Rhône.

97 WA E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA TURQUE 1998 (1) Rhône. u. 1 cm.

97 WA

93 WA MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 1999 (4) Tuscany.

97 WA

E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA TURQUE 1998 (1) Rhône.

94 WA

E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA TURQUE 1998 (1) Rhône.

98 WA

7 bts.

98 WA

E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA MOULINE 1999 (2) Rhône.

3 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,800

The 1999 Cote Rotie la Mouline is straight-up awesome on all accounts. Drinking beautifully, with explosive aromas and flavors of blackberry, smoked meats, pepper and exotic flowers, this puppy hits the palate with fullbodied richness, beautiful concentration and a seamless, sexy and oh, so fine texture that is the hallmark of this cuvee. This is another wine that will continue to evolve gracefully, yet I’ve been lucky enough to have it multiple times recently, and when a bo"le is drinking this good, don’t miss it by always waiting for another day. August 2014 100 WA 4 bts. per lot $2,000 - $2,400

per lot $3,300 - $3,800

per lot $1,300 - $1,600


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CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1998 Pomerol. u. bn.

TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 1999 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn.

TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 1999 Tuscany. u. 1 x vts.

The 1998 Petrus is unquestionably a fabulous effort boasting a dense plum/purple color as well as an extraordinary nose of black fruits intermixed with caramel, mocha, and vanilla. Exceptionally pure, super-concentrated, and extremely full-bodied, with admirable underlying acidity as well as sweet tannin, it reveals a superb mid-palate in addition to the luxurious richness for which this great property is known. The finish lasts for 40-45 seconds. Patience will definitely be required. Production was 2,400 cases, about 1,600 cases less than normal. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2040 97 WS 98 WA

The dense ruby/purple-colored 1999 Masseto offers a fabulous bouquet of sweet oak, black raspberries, blackberries, currants, new wood, and licorice. Firmly-structured and medium to full-bodied yet remarkably elegant, this impressive beauty needs 3-4 years of cellaring, and should age for 15+ years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2019 94 WA

1 bt.

per lot $3,300 - $3,800

92 TENUTA GUADO AL TASSO ANTINORI BOLGHERI SUPERIORE 1998 (1) Tuscany. u. ts. TENUTA GUADO AL TASSO ANTINORI BOLGHERI SUPERIORE 1999 (5) Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 2 x vts. 1 x ts.

3 bts. per lot $2,200 - $2,500

6 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,600

101 TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 1998 Tuscany. u. bn. 93 WA

97

1 bt.

TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 1999 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn.

102

The dense ruby/purple-colored 1999 Masseto offers a fabulous bouquet of sweet oak, black raspberries, blackberries, currants, new wood, and licorice. Firmly-structured and medium to full-bodied yet remarkably elegant, this impressive beauty needs 3-4 years of cellaring, and should age for 15+ years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2019 94 WA 3 bts. per lot $2,200 - $2,500

per lot $200 - $300

CASTELGIOCONDO MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI LAMAIONE TOSCANA 1997 (1) Tuscany. u. vts. CASTELLO BANFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO POGGIO ALLE MURA 1999 (1) Tuscany. u. bn.

6 bts. per lot $400 - $500

98

DOMENICO CLERICO BAROLO CIABOT MENTIN GINESTRA 1998 (1) Piedmont. u. bn.

93

TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 1999 Tuscany. u. 1 x vts.

PIO CESARE BAROLO ORNATO 1997 (1) Piedmont. u. vts.

The dense ruby/purple-colored 1999 Masseto offers a fabulous bouquet of sweet oak, black raspberries, blackberries, currants, new wood, and licorice. Firmly-structured and medium to full-bodied yet remarkably elegant, this impressive beauty needs 3-4 years of cellaring, and should age for 15+ years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2019 94 WA

PODERI ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO CICALA 1996 (1) Piedmont.

ANGELO GAJA SPERSS 1997 Piedmont. u. 3 x ts. A virtually perfect effort is the 1997 Sperss (30,000 bo"les), which represents the essence of truffles, earth, and black cherries in its striking aromatics and multidimensional, opulent, full-bodied palate. The acidity seems low because of the huge glycerin levels and prodigious concentration of fruit, but I suspect it is normal in the scheme of oenological measurement. This profound wine requires 3-4 years of cellaring, and should age well for 30 -35 years. 94 WS 99 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,600

94 TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1998 (6) Tuscany. TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1998 (1) Tuscany. 7 bts.

per lot $1,800 - $2,200

95 TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 1998 Tuscany. 4 bts. per lot $3,000 - $3,500

3 bts. per lot $2,200 - $2,500

99 TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 1999 Tuscany. u. 2 x bn. The dense ruby/purple-colored 1999 Masseto offers a fabulous bouquet of sweet oak, black raspberries, blackberries, currants, new wood, and licorice. Firmly-structured and medium to full-bodied yet remarkably elegant, this impressive beauty needs 3-4 years of cellaring, and should age for 15+ years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2019 94 WA 3 bts. per lot $2,200 - $2,500

5 bts. per lot $500 - $700

103 ARGIANO SOLENGO 1999 Tuscany. 4 bts. per lot $300 - $400

104 GUNDERLOCH NACKENHEIMER ROTHENBERG RIESLING BEERENAUSLESE 1999 Rheinhessen, Germany. u. 1 x 0.5 cm. 2 x 1 cm. 4 x 1.5 cm. 1 x 2 cm. 1 x 2.5 cm. 1 label upsidedown 9 hf. bts.

per lot $1,500 - $1,700


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GUNDERLOCH NACKENHEIMER ROTHENBERG RIESLING AULESE 1999 (1) Rheinhessen, Germany. u. 0.5 cm.

SELBACH-OSTER ZELTINGER SONNENUHR RIESLING SPÄTLESE 2001 Mosel, Germany.

CHÂTEAU MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. vts.

GUNDERLOCH NACKENHEIMER ROTHENBERG RIESLING SPÄTLESE 2000 (3) Rheinhessen, Germany. u. 1 x 1 cm.

12 bts. per lot $500 - $600

GUNDERLOCH NACKENHEIMER ROTHENBERG RIESLING TROCKENBEERENAUSLESE 2001 (1) Rheinhessen, Germany.

110 CHATEAU D'YQUEM 1997 Sauternais. Drink: 2005-2055 96 WA

5 bts. per lot $600 - $800 1 bt.

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per lot $300 - $400

To put it mildly, the 1986 Mouton-Rothschild held its own (and then some), in a flight that included the Caymus Special Selection, Stags Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23, Dunn Howell Mountain, and Joseph Phelps Eisele Vineyard. Clearly the youngest looking, most opaque and concentrated wine of the group, it tastes as if it has not budged in development since I first tasted it out of barrel in March, 1987. An enormously concentrated, massive MoutonRothschild, comparable in quality, but not style, to the 1982, 1959, and 1945, this impeccably made wine is still in its infancy. Tasted: August 1996 Drink: 2011-2096 100 WA 1 bt.

JOH. JOS. PRÜM GRAACHER HIMMELREICH RIESLING SPÄTLESE 1999 (8) Mosel, Germany.

From the Cellar of a West End Toronto Oeneophile

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JOH. JOS. PRÜM WEHLENER SONNENUHR RIESLING AUSLESE 2005 (4) Mosel, Germany.

CHÂTEAU MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. vts.

JOH. JOS. PRÜM WEHLENER SONNENUHR RIESLING AUSLESE 1997 (1) Mosel, Germany.

CHÂTEAU LONGUEVILLE AU BARON DE PICHON-LONGEVILLE 1990 Pauillac. u. 2 x bn.

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To put it mildly, the 1986 Mouton-Rothschild held its own (and then some), in a flight that included the Caymus Special Selection, Stags Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23, Dunn Howell Mountain, and Joseph Phelps Eisele Vineyard. Clearly the youngest looking, most opaque and concentrated wine of the group, it tastes as if it has not budged in development since I first tasted it out of barrel in March, 1987. An enormously concentrated, massive MoutonRothschild, comparable in quality, but not style, to the 1982, 1959, and 1945, this impeccably made wine is still in its infancy. Tasted: August 1996 Drink: 2011-2096 100 WA

OREMUS TOKAJI ESZENCIA 1975 (1 hf. ltr.) Hungary.

1 bt.

JOH. JOS. PRÜM WEHLENER SONNENUHR RIESLING SPÄTLESE 1999 (1) Mosel, Germany. 14 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

ROYAL TOKAJI ASZÚ 5 PUTTONYOS 1999 (1 250 ml.) Hungary. u. bn. ST. STEPHAN'S CROWN TOKAJI ASZÚ 5 PUTTONYOS 1995 (1 hf. ltr.) Hungary. 2 hf. ltrs. & 1 250 ml. (OWC) $700

per lot $500 -

108 EGON MÜLLER SCHARZHOFBERGER RIESLING KABINETT 2000 (1) Mosel, Germany. SCHLOSS JOHANNISBERG RIESLING GRÜNLACK SPÄTLESE 1997 (1) Rheingau, Germany. u. 2 cm. 2 bts.

per lot $100 - $300

per lot $1,100 - $1,400

112 CHÂTEAU MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. vts. To put it mildly, the 1986 Mouton-Rothschild held its own (and then some), in a flight that included the Caymus Special Selection, Stags Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23, Dunn Howell Mountain, and Joseph Phelps Eisele Vineyard. Clearly the youngest looking, most opaque and concentrated wine of the group, it tastes as if it has not budged in development since I first tasted it out of barrel in March, 1987. An enormously concentrated, massive MoutonRothschild, comparable in quality, but not style, to the 1982, 1959, and 1945, this impeccably made wine is still in its infancy. Tasted: August 1996 Drink: 2011-2096 100 WA 1 bt.

per lot $1,100 - $1,400

per lot $1,100 - $1,400

The 1990 Pichon-Longueville Baron has always been one of my benchmark wines, one that never ceases to perform. Now at 27 years of age, it is clearly at its peak, and what a wondrous thing it is. Now showing some bricking on the rim, the bouquet is u!erly sublime, with red berries, cedar, touches of graphite, crushed rose petals and incense. You just want to become enveloped by these aromas. The palate is perfectly balanced, perhaps not as structured as it once showed since the tannins have mellowed, but what you get is a Pauillac relishing its secondary phase, which is almost Burgundy-like in terms of mouthfeel. Suffused with tension, it gains weight in the mouth toward the slightly tart finish. It is a Pichon Baron that only knows how to give sophisticated drinking pleasure. I once wrote that Pichon Baron is be!er than many 1990 First Growth, and that is a statement I have no reason to change. Tasted April 2017. 98 WA 2 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

115 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2003 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 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. 98 WS 100 WA 2 bts.

per lot $2,100 - $2,600


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CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2010 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1982 Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LA VIOLETTE 2010 Pomerol.

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 100 WA

One of the handful of perfect wines of the vintage, the La Mission still possesses a remarkably dense ruby/purple color with only a slight garnet and lightening at the edge. The fruit-dominated aromatics reveal lots of cassis, blueberry, scorched earth, black truffle, incense, graphite and high-class, unsmoked cigar tobacco-like notes. Still exhibiting remarkable concentration, enormous body, silky sweet tannin, and no perceptible acidity, the 1982 remains fresh, delineated and supercompelling. A massive La Mission made by the Dewravin family and their winemakers, all of whom were dismissed the following year when the estate was acquired by Haut-Brion, this modern day legend shows no signs of decline. In fact, it may not have yet reached its peak. Anticipated maturity: now-2060+ 100 WA

Sadly, there's not a whole lot of production to this microscopic estate in Pomerol, but the name says it all. The awesome aromatics include not only raspberries, black cherries, and blackberry, but also the floral perfume of an haute couture house. Its terrific aromatics are followed by a wine with quintessential elegance married to almost unbridled density of fruit, all presented in a flawless and seamless concoction of full-bodied power, elegance and purity. This is a riveting wine and certainly one of the great classics to ever be produced by this tiny estate. Kudos to proprietress Catherine Pere-Verge. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. February 2013 100 WA

1 bt.

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6 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,900

117 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2000 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé Absolutely compelling in two tastings of this vintage, the 2000 Margaux is composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. The extraordinary seductiveness, complex aromatics, and purity it exhibits lead me to believe it has reached its window of full maturity. Medium-bodied, with layers of concentration, stunning blue, red, and black fruits intermixed with spring flowers, a subtle dosage of new oak, and a distinctive personality that is elegant while at the same time powerful and substantial, this is a multidimensional wine that was extremely approachable and drinkable in both tastings I had of it. The color remains a healthy, even opaque bluish/purple, but there is no reason to hesitate to drink it. It should evolve for another 30-40 years, so there is no hurry either. 98 WS 100 WA 1 bt.

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2003 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1982 Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

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 96 WA

100 WA 1 bt.

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2000 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé 98 WS 100 WA per lot $1,000 - $1,700

119 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2000 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé 98 WS 100 WA 1 bt.

per lot $1,100 - $1,500

122 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1990 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x 1 cm. 1 x 1.5 cm. The 1990 put on weight a!er bo$ling, and is currently rich, full-bodied, opulent, even flamboyant by Haut Brion’s standards. It is an incredible expression of a noble terroir in a top vintage. While it has been fully mature for a number of years, it does not reveal any bricking at the edge, and I suspect it will stay at this level for another 10-15 years June 2009 98 WA

per lot $1,000 - $1,700

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per lot $1,000 - $1,700

per lot $1,600 - $2,100

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2 bts.

1 bt.

per lot $1,100 - $1,500

2 bts.

per lot $1,700 - $2,300

123 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. 100 WA 1 bt.

per lot $3,500 - $4,300

2 bts.

per lot $600 - $900

126 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-POYFERRÉ 2009 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. 93 WS 100 WA 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

127 CHÂTEAU LA VIEILLE CURE 2009 Bordeaux. 93 WA 12 bts. per lot $400 - $700


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BOUCHARD PÈRE & FILS MEURSAULT LES PERRIÈRES 2007 (5) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

COMTE GEORGES DE VOGÜÉ MUSIGNY CUVÉE VIEILLES VIGNES 2005 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHARMESCHAMBERTIN 2014 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

93 WA

Fresh black raspberry, pomegranate, blackberry, and iris dominate the nose and stain the palate. A wealth of spice, mineral, chalky and bi"er-sweet floral nuances persistently wreath the fruit at all stages. This shows lovely creaminess of texture in counterpoint to the persistent freshness of fruit. The intensely rich yet refreshing palate saturation and tenacious cling exhibited auger well for extended cellaring yet don’t detract from an impression of utmost elegance and refinement. The domaine will begin bo"ling the wines in spring and all will, as usual, receive “the minimum, gentlest possible” filtration. April 2007 (96-98) WA

DOMAINE WILLIAM FÈVRE CHABLIS BOUGROS CÔTE BOUGUEROTS 2008 (3) Chablis. Grand Cru Classé 95 WA DOMAINE WILLIAM FÈVRE CHABLIS LES CLOS 2008 (3) Chablis. Grand Cru Classé 96 WA 11 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,400

1 bt.

129 DOMAINE BRUNO CLAIR BONNES-MARES 2009 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé The 2009 Bonnes Mares is a dense, powerful wine imbued with massive structure and dazzling finesse. This is one of the more imposing, inward wines of the vintage, and it will require serious patience. That notwithstanding, the wine’s balance and sense of harmony are impossible to miss. Clair’s Bonnes Mares is made from a portion of the vineyard on the Morey border, right next to Clos de Tart. The fruit was harvested on September 17, on the late side in 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2024-2039. May 2011 (95 -97) WA 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,300

130 DOMAINE BERNARD DUGAT-PY GEVREYCHAMBERTIN CUVÉE COEUR DE ROY 2009 Côte de Nuits.

per lot $1,300 - $1,600

133 COMTE GEORGES DE VOGÜÉ. MUSIGNY. VIEILLES VIGNES 05 2005 Côte de Nuits.

COMTE GEORGES DE VOGÜÉ MUSIGNY CUVÉE VIEILLES VIGNES 2009 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé The 2009 Musigny Vieilles Vignes fleshes out beautifully with endless layers of fruit that caress the palate in stunning style. Sweet floral notes meld into expressive dark red fruit in this mysterious, evocative Burgundy. There is a weightless intensity to the Musigny that is achingly gorgeous. Waves of flavor continue to build towards the sexy, racy finish as the 2009 shows off its pedigree. The 2009 will always be an exuberant Musigny, but time in bo"le will help shed some of the baby fat. This is likely to be a great, great wine for several decades. Anticipated maturity: 2024-2039. April 2012 97 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,500 - $2,400

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN 2014 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, Rousseau's 2014 Chambertin Grand Cru has a fruit-driven bouquet laden with black cherries, crushed strawberry, ink and a touch of bay leaf. As it aerates, the fruit seems to take more of a back seat and the terroir comes through. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, very pure and elegant, iron fist/velvety glove and so forth. This is what a grand cru should be. U"erly seductive and captivating, its satin texture might lure you into opening a bo"le too soon. Give it a decade to admire Rousseau at full flight. Tasted September 2017. Drink: 2023 -2055 97 WA 1 bt.

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134 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN 2011 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, slightly chalky tannins and fine precision. Grippy in the mouth and more masculine with a precise, mineral finish. This is very fine but it needs 3-4 years to show its true nature. November 2014 Drink: 2017-2030 93 WA 1 bt.

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140 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN CLOS DES BÈZE 2014 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé The 2014 Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru has a seductive bouquet with pure raspberry and wild strawberry fruit, woodland scents and a touch of something sweet deep down underneath...white chocolate maybe? The palate is medium-bodied with very refined, supple tannin. The acidity cuts through the red berry fruit and then a healthy dose of black pepper comes towards the finish that has a slight biter cherry edge. December 2015 Drink: 2019-2045 (95-97) WA 1 bt.

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DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 2009 Rhône.

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The 2014 Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru has a seductive bouquet with pure raspberry and wild strawberry fruit, woodland scents and a touch of something sweet deep down underneath...white chocolate maybe? The palate is medium-bodied with very refined, supple tannin. The acidity cuts through the red berry fruit and then a healthy dose of black pepper comes towards the finish that has a slight biter cherry edge. December 2015 Drink: 2019-2045 (95-97) WA

The 2009 Hermitage exhibits a black/purple color along with a sumptuous nose of roasted meats, ground pepper, black currants, blackberry jam, and subtle smoke and licorice. The extraordinary bouquet is followed by a wine of extravagant intensity as well as tremendous focus and precision. While not as powerful as the blockbuster 2003, the amazing 2009 may turn out to be a modern day version of their magnificent 1990 (which is drinking incredibly well at present). Anyone who loves Hermitage and has a cold cellar should be lining up to get a few bo!les of this beauty. December 2011 100 WA

The 1998 Cote Rotie La Landonne is a perfect wine ... at least for my palate. Its saturated black/purple color is accompanied by an extraordinary nose of smoke, incense, tapenade, creosote, blackberry, and currant aromas. It is densely packed with blackberry, truffle, chocolate, and leather-like flavors. The wine possesses high tannin, but perfect harmony, impeccable balance, and gorgeous integration of acidity, alcohol, and tannin. It is a tour de force in winemaking. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025. 98 WS 100 WA

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The 1999 Cote Rotie La Turque reveals notes of toasty vanilla and espresso in addition to Asian spices, mocha, pepper, blackberries, creosote, and roasted meats. The exotic perfume is followed by a wine with phenomenal intensity, sweet, well-integrated tannin, huge body, and loads of concentrated fruit. It is a tour de force in winemaking. Anticipated maturity: 2006 -2025. June 2003 99 WS 100 WA

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Fine-grained and finely-integrated tannins are part of this wine’s tenacious cling. It will surely figure as one of the best in a long and distinguished line and be worth following for 15 -20 years. June 2007 (94-95) WA 3 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,600

143 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CLOS DE LA ROCHE 2014 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé The 2014 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru has a fragrant bouquet, coque!ish at first, then opening with wet limestone, Morello and cassis scents; it is very defined and focused though not powerful. The palate is silky smooth on the entry, beautifully poised with pure red cherries infused with orange sorbet and captivating mineralilé on the finish. This is one of the best Clos de la Roche that I have tasted from Rousseau in recent years. December 2015 Drink: 2019-2040 (94-96) WA 2 bts.

per lot $900 - $1,500

144 DOMAINE COMTE ARMAND POMMARD CLOS DES EPENEAUX MONOPOLE 2009 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé The 2009 Pommard 1er Cru reveals exceptional balance in its striking bouquet, expressive, layered fruit and fine, silky tannins. This racy, gorgeous wine is likely to be one of the sleepers of the vintage. The 1er Cru is made from younger vines in the Clos des Epeneaux ranging from 23-27 years of age. In 2009 it drinks far above its pedigree and is a great choice for readers who want to discover the unique qualities of this site without splurging for the Clos. I loved it. Tasted from barrel. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029. May 2011 (91 -93) WA 6 bts. per lot $700 - $1,200

per lot $900 - $1,200

DOMAINE AUGUSTE CLAPE CORNAS 2009 Rhône. u. 6 x 1 cm. Almost as good, yet in a completely different style, the 2009 Cornas is about as sexy and voluptuous as Cornas gets! Loaded with kirsch, licorice, dried flowers and smoked meat-like aromas and flavors, this awesome 2009 has thrilling concentration, full-bodied richness and knockout length. It has the fruit to impress today, but needs 3-4 years of bo!le age and will have over two decades of longevity. August 2014 Drink: 2017-2037 97 WA 6 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,500

E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA TURQUE 1999 (1) Rhône.

E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA LANDONNE 2005 (1) Rhône. The 2005 Cote Rotie la Landonne is u!erly profound, and is certainly in the same league as the '10, '09, '03, '99, '90, '89 and other incredible vintages (the list of top vintages here is almost too long to list). Inky colored, structured, tannic, massively concentrated and still with phenomenal texture and richness, it has the classic dark fruits, tapenade and meatiness of the cuvee, but at age 10, is still an infant. It needs 4-5 years and will be a 50+ year wine. Drink 202-2055 September 2015 100 WA

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The star of the show was the 2007 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin, which in this vintage is a classic blend of 60% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah, and the rest Counoise and Grenache. Inky colored and insanely perfumed, with to-die-for notes of lavender, Provencal herbs, roasted meats, black cherries, truffle, crème de cassis and licorice, it flows onto the palate with massive concentration, a stunning mid-palate and a thick, rich texture that never gets heavy or cumbersome. This is blockbuster stuff that just could not get any be!er. Drink it anytime over the coming 3-4 decades. 99 WS 100 WA

DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 2011 Rhône. Tasted from bo!le, the 2011 Hermitage sports a ruby/purple color to go with an awesome bouquet of sweet cassis, dried flowers, spicebox, ground pepper and crushed stone. One of the more serious, focused and structured 2011s, it has fabulous concentration, sweet tannin and a seamless texture. Give it 5-6 years and enjoy bo!les over the following 2 decades or more. 96+ WA 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

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Kicking off a series of wines that I consider to be as good as it gets, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve incorporates slightly more Grenache than normal and checks in at over 16% alcohol; certainly you’d never know it by tasting it however, and it’s perfectly balanced. Still inky purple in color, it possesses beautiful freshness and focus, with killer notes of blackcurrants, liquid violets, licorice, crushed rock and cured meats all soaring from the glass. As with the ’09 and ’06, it has off-thecharts concentration, thrilling mid-palate depth and serious structure. Give it another handful of years and it will be one of the longest lived Chateauneufs out there. August 2014 100 WA

One of the top wines in this incredible vintage is Avril's 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape, which is the normal blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and the rest of mix of permi"ed varieties. Brought up all in older foudre, it's a blockbuster, almost over-the-top, effort that gives up notes of kirsch, incense, dried flowers, spice and pepper. Deep, fullbodied, massively concentrated, unctuous and downright sexy, it needs another 2-3 years of cellaring and will have 30 years or more of overall longevity. Tasted July 2015 Jeb Dunnuck. 99 WA

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2007 (6) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 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 96 WA 8 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,500 - $1,800

151 CLOS DU MONT-OLIVET CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE LA CUVÉE DU PAPET 2010 (6) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Possibly the finest example of the Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee du Papet since Mont Olivet’s unreal 1990, the 2010 is a blend of 75% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah, all aged in foudre. The grapes come from the estate’s oldest vines (50- to 105-years-old), which were planted in the famous sites of Mont Olivet and Bois Dauphin. A extraordinarily deep plum/purple color is followed by notes of balsam wood, raspberries, black currants, lavender, garrigue, kirsch, licorice and underbrush. October 2012 Drink: 2015-2035 99 WA DOMAINE DE VIEUX TÉLÉGRAPHE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE “LA CRAU” 2010 (6) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The 2010 boasts a dense purple color along with a sumptuous bouquet of spring flowers, boysenberries, black cherries, black currants, nori (the sushi seaweed wrapper), black olives, licorice and pepper. This full-bodied, meaty, thick, juicy effort possesses a boatload of tannin, but it also has incredible concentration. More massive than I remember from last year, it has put on considerable weight and intensity. October 2012 Drink: 2015-2045 97 WA 12 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,600

DOMAINE LA JANASSE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE CUVÉE CHAUPIN 2009 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. One of my favorites was already the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Chaupin (which is always aged in foudres and 600-liter demimuids, two-thirds in the former and one-third in the la"er) and this wine has really put on richness and intensity since I tasted it last year. An absolutely magnificent wine, it scored a good four points higher this year, and it is unusual for me to vary that much from one tasting to the next. Tipping the scales at 15% natural alcohol, this dense purple wine has noble sweetness and an extraordinary concentration of lavender, black cherry liqueur, licorice, and minerality. Full-bodied, with silky tannins, a multi-dimensional, unctuously textured, voluptuous palate and a stunning finish, this wine is outrageously delicious and a phenomenal expression of old-vine Grenache. It should drink well for up to 20+ years. October 2011 98 WA 4 bts. per lot $500 - $800

3 bts. per lot $900 - $1,200

155 CASANOVA DI NERI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO TENUTA NUOVA 2010 Tuscany. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is a protagonist of the vintage. The fruit is deep and dark with rich levels of extract, intensity and flavor. It goes far beyond your standard cherry and blackberry to include plum cake, spice bread and bacon-wrapped prune. Nothing is obvious or monochromatic about this wine. Everything is nuanced and ethereal. Tenuta Nuova is also distinguished by the linear mineral notes that are characteristic of this single-vineyard site. In 2010, those traits are especially well-defined and pronounced. The tannins reach a level of suppleness that is almost impossible to find in the sometimes prickly and acidic Sangiovese grape. February 2015 100 WA 6 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,600

153 BRUNO GIACOSA BARBARESCO SANTO STEFANO RISERVA 1990 Piedmont. The 1990 Barbaresco Riserva Santo Stefano reveals gorgeous inner perfume in a so$, sensual style. Warm, open and generous, the wine shows superb balance, with a purity of fruit that powers through to the long, round finish. I have a slight preference for the 1989 here, but would be thrilled to own more of the 1990. February 1990. Anticipated maturity: 2010 -2025. 96 WA 2 bts.

Gaja’s 2004 Langhe Sperss is an infant. Still incredibly primary, it exudes the essence of Serralunga black fruits, smoke and tar. The new oak is still very evident here and the wine seems to be at an awkward phase of its development. Still, it offers stunning concentration as well as length, with so$, caressing tannins that frame the fruit all the way to the long finish. This wine is in need of serious bo"le age and may very well merit a higher score once it emerges from its temporary period of dormancy. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029. December 2007 96 WA

per lot $1,900 - $2,400

156 MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2007 Tuscany. The 2007 Solaia saturates the palate with a heady array of super-ripe black cherries, plums, cassis, mocha and sweet French oak. There is an exotic quality to the Solaia I find totally irresistible. Despite its considerable ripeness and opulence, the 2007 Solaia is never heavy, rather it impresses for its extraordinary finesse and balance. Minerals, graphite and crushed rocks frame a long, seductive finish. This is a wonderful Solaia loaded with vintage and vineyard character. The 2007 Solaia is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc, aged in 100% new oak. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027. 94 WS 97 WA 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,100


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Humming with energy and life from the very moment you put your nose in the glass, Marchesi Antinori’s 2010 Tignanello shows magnificent aromatic layering and an enormous capacity to peel back and reveal itself in beautiful slow motion. This is an articulate wine with a long story to tell about the quality of its profound 2010 fruit. This Tignanello has the elegance of 2004 and the structure of 2007. A brief note on the structure: The mouthfeel here is not broad and big. Instead, it shows a sharp and elegantly streamlined feel with impressive persistency. Compared to 2009, the Sangiovese component is slightly higher with 80% of the noble Tuscan variety followed by 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. 92 WS 94 WA 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,200

158 CAVALLOTTO BAROLO RISERVA BRICCO BOSCHIS VIGNA SAN GIUSEPPE 2001 (2) Piedmont. The 2001 Barolo Riserva Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppe is a great choice for readers who can be patient. Freshly cut flowers, mint, spices and violets are some of the many notes that flow from this structured, powerful Barolo. The 2001 remains virile and incredibly youthful in its personality. Sweet balsamic notes develop in the glass, adding considerable depth and nuance. The San Giuseppe is a jewel of a wine with a bright, bright future. Today it is stunningly beautiful. Anticipated maturity: 2013 -2031. April 2012 96 WA DOMENICO CLERICO BAROLO CIABOT MENTIN GINESTRA 2004 (2) Piedmont. The 2004 Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra sweeps across the palate with stunning depth and expansiveness in its dark cherries, menthol, spices, chocolate and sweet toasted oak. It offers exceptional length and delineation, with a note of freshness that provides li" on the close. It is a profound effort from Domenico Clerico. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024. December 2007 97 WA 4 bts. per lot $500 - $900

This is a powerful, linear Cannubi Boschis with tons of energy and muscle, but it will require quite a bit of patience. Sandrone harvests his three parcels in Cannubi Boschis separately. Vinification takes place in stainless steel. The wines undergo malolactic fermentation and are aged in 500-liter barrels (roughly 20% new) for a year. Once the final blend is assembled, the wine goes back into oak for another year prior to being bo#led in the spring. Sandrone is one of the earliest producers to bo#le, which he does to preserve as much freshness as possible. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031. February 2010 97 WA CERETTO BAROLO BRICCO ROCCHE BRUNATE 2007 (2) Piedmont. The 2007 Barolo Brunate is a gorgeous, refined wine. An expressive, open bouquet melds into dark, sensual fruit. The Brunate possesses gorgeous delineation, wonderful inner perfume and polished tannins that frame the majestic finish. In this vintage the French oak is also exceptionally well-balanced. The freshness, vibrancy and overall sense of harmony elevate the Brunate into the top tier of 2007 Baroli. This beautiful, aristocratic Barolo is the finest young wine I have tasted from Cere#o in a long time. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2032. February 2011 96 WA ELIO GRASSO BAROLO GINESTRA VIGNA CASA MATE 2008 (3) Piedmont. Licorice, tar, menthol, spices and crushed rocks are some of the nuances that flow from the 2008 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Casa Mate. This dramatic, large-scaled Barolo impresses for its towering depth, complexity and sheer pedigree. Tar, menthol, licorice and spices wrap around the fleshy, deep finish. The Ginestra Vigna Casa Mate is considerably more powerful than the silkier Gavarini, but both wines represent the height of finesse in Nebbiolo. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038. 98+ WA 8 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,600

160 CASANOVA DI NERI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO TENUTA NUOVA 2004 (2) Tuscany. 93 WA IL POGGIONE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA VIGNA PAGANELLI 2004 (6) Tuscany. This dark, brooding and authoritative Riserva from Il Poggione is simply gorgeous. Readers who don’t want to pay the premium for the Riserva in 2004 need not worry; I tasted the 2004 regular bo#ling (twice!) while preparing this article and it is every bit as promising as my review last year suggested. In 2004 the Paganelli vineyard was harvested on the 13th of October, quite late for this estate. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039. April 2010 96 WA 8 bts. (OWC)

per lot $800 - $1,400

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per lot $1,100 - $1,800

162 BRYANT FAMILY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1997 (1) Napa Valley. u. vts. I have consumed several bo#les of the 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill. One of the most awesome young reds I have ever tasted, it possesses a black/purple color, a seamless texture, and freakishly high levels of intensity (cassis, black and blueberries infused with espresso, chocolate, and licorice) that are flawlessly presented in a full-bodied, massive yet elegant wine. Nothing is out of balance in this explosively rich, thick, highly-extracted Cabernet. A compelling, historic Cabernet Sauvignon, it will drink well for 30-35 years. December 2000 100 WA CHATEAU MONTELENA ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1997 (3) Napa Valley. There are 10,200 cases of the remarkable 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate. Opaque purplecolored with a dense, chewy, full-bodied personality, it displays abundant cassis, mineral, and earth notes. This brilliantly made, super-concentrated, pure, blockbuster possesses sweet tannin as well as a terrific finish. Having added additional weight since last year, this sumptuous, multilayered, profoundly concentrated Cabernet contains 14% alcohol. It is a candidate for 25-30 years of longevity. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2030. December 2000 98 WA 4 bts. per lot $1,600 - $2,100

163 DALLA VALLE VINEYARDS MAYA PROPRIETARY RED 1999 Napa Valley. The virtually perfect 1999 Maya is a wine of stupendous unctuosity, richness, fruit, and elegance. It is remarkable that the Cabernet Franc grown in these red volcanic soils can produce wines of such intensity as well as elegance. Notes of cassis, blueberries, blackberries, espresso, smoke, earth, and vanilla are offered in a full-bodied, profoundly concentrated and layered style. For whatever reason, the 1999 Maya revealed more forwardness than the Cabernet Sauvignon cuvee. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2024. August 2002 97 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,300


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The 2002 Madrona Ranch possesses an opaque blue/purple color as well as an extraordinary, enveloping, massive aromatic profile consisting of spring flowers, charcoal, lead pencil shavings, blueberries, raspberries and blackberry liqueur. In the mouth, there is sensational texture, full-bodied intensity, and terrific freshness, precision and vibrancy, despite what is undeniably a massive, rich, intense wine that should age well for another 25-35 years. The 2001s were about as profound as I have ever tasted from Abreu, but the 2002s may be even sexier since they are slightly more evolved. June 2012 100 WA 2 bts.

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A nose of black raspberries interwoven with floral notes of blackcurrants and spice jump from the glass of this dense ruby/plum/purple wine. This famous vineyard at the northern end of Napa Valley, which in this era was owned by Bart and Daphne Araujo (today owned by François Pinault, the proprietor of Château Latour), can certainly make the argument that it’s one of the first growths of Napa Valley. Sweet, velvety tannin, medium to full body, and extraordinary complexity and elegance characterize this wine, which is seamless and drinking beautifully. 92 WS 96 WA 6 bts. per lot $1,700 - $2,100

As impossible as it might seem, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon takes things to another level. An exquisite, celestial bouquet melds into endless layers of fruit as this rich, voluptuous wine blossoms on the palate. Full-bodied and seductive, the 2007 conquers all of the senses with its head spinning, beautiful personality. As always, Screaming Eagle is a bit more restrained next to Napa Valley’s other heavy hi#ers, yet the pedigree of this opulent vintage comes through in spades. A kaleidoscope of aromas and flavors flows through to the creamy, textured finish. I have tasted the 2007 several times recently. It was always been perfect Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027 98 WS 100 WA 1 bt.

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Extremely youthful at age ten, the 2002 is a candidate for perfection. Its dense blue/purple hue is followed by abundant aromas of cassis, incense, crushed rocks and spring flowers. Fullbodied and opulent as well as pure, rich and authoritative, with abundant but beautifully integrated tannins, this opulent, plush 2002 can be drunk now or cellared for another 20-25 years. June 2012 99 WA

he wine has stunning fruit and a full-bodied, powerful richness, yet is still nimble on its feet. This is a classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon from an absolutely magnificent hillside vineyard in the Mayacamas Mountains overlooking the Oakville corridor on the valley floor. This opaque, garnet/purple wine is another tour de force and, once again, proves that Harlan Estate is not only one of the greatest wines of California, but of the world. 98+ WA

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The 2004 Cariad, a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 8% Cabernet Franc, was made from fruit purchased from David Abreu’s vineyards, most of it coming from his St. Helena property, the Madrona Ranch. Always one of the most aromatically complex wines, the 2004 comes across as a Graves-like offering with enormous notes of scorched earth, a hot rocks sort of nose and meaty black currant and black cherry fruit. Some tannins are still le", but the wine is round, generously endowed, full-bodied and opulent with terrific complexity. Drink it over the next 10 years. April 2014 96 WA

U#erly perfect is the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Lotus Vineyard. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in 100% new French oak. Although limited in availability (220 cases produced), it is a wine of awesome intensity boasting an opaque purple color in addition to a brilliant floral-scented bouquet displaying aromas of cassis, black raspberries, black fruit, and forest floor. Multilayered with terrific intensity as well as a long, nearly 60-second finish, this flawlessly assembled wine is a brilliant example of Cabernet Sauvignon from the St. Helena hillsides. Give it 2-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25 years. Bravo! December 2009 100 WA

3 bts. (OWV)

per lot $1,000 - $1,300

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per lot $3,600 - $4,400

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173 SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009 Napa Valley. The 2009 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot) displays a slightly peppery nose, but ratchets up the level of concentration with pure black currant and black cherry fruit as well as licorice and lead pencil shavings. This beautiful, dense, fullbodied 2009 is exceptionally elegant, pure and seamless. Drink it over the next 20-25 years. 97 WS 96 WA 1 bt.

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Yields continued to increase in 2013, with just over 4,000 cases of wine from a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. This is another killer effort from Spo"swoode. Inky bluish purple to the rim, it has hints of violets intermixed with sweet foresty notes, blackcurrants, chocolate and a touch of subtle smoke and earth. It is dense, with higher acidity and more noticeable structure than the 2012, but is as concentrated, dense and promising. Some patience is warranted in 2013, and I would suggest waiting another 5-6 years before pulling the cork on one. It is a 50-year wine at the very minimum and a great classic. August 2016 Drink: 2021 -2017 99+ WA

1 bt.

per lot $2,800 - $3,500

176 SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013 Napa Valley. The 2013 Screaming Eagle flagship wine is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc. As one might expect, the purity of the cassis, which is always a hallmark of this estate and wine, is welldisplayed in this beauty. Dense purple in color, it offers up some floral notes intermixed with damp earth, blackcurrant jam, blackberry and hints of licorice and incense. This reminds me somewhat of the 2010 Screaming Eagle. Fullbodied, rich, but perfectly balanced, it’s another terrific example of this iconic estate. It should drink well for 30 or more years. October 2015 97+ WA 1 bt.

per lot $2,900 - $3,500

177 SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013 Napa Valley. 97+ WA 1 bt.

per lot $2,900 - $3,500

178 SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013 Napa Valley. 97+ WA 1 bt.

per lot $2,900 - $3,500

6 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,800

180 PENFOLDS GRANGE BIN 95 2006 South Australia. Made from fruit coming predominantly from the Barossa Valley this year (97%) and containing 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2006 Grange has been added to my list of favorite recent vintages. Deep garnet-purple colored, it’s still a li"le youthfully mute, offering notes of warm cherries, black currants, anise, coffee and toast with underlying hints of soy, yeast extract, black olives and Indian spices. Tight-knit and solidly structured on the medium to full bodied palate, the concentrated fruit is densely coiled around the firm grainy tannins and very crisp acidity at this stage, but promises something very special in the years to come. It finishes very long, complex and layered with the cedar poking though the fruit purity. Patience is required for this vintage; it should begin opening out around 2016 and drink to 2030+ December 2011 98+ WA

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. 94 WS 99 WA 6 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,800

183 SCARECROW CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013 Napa Valley. The prodigious 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, including fruit from some of the oldest Cabernet vines still in existence in Napa. This full-bodied classic displays notes of forest floor, earth, crème de cassis, blackberry liqueur, licorice and some pen ink. It is dense, full-bodied, prodigiously rich, massive in intensity, yet relatively light on its feet. This great ballerina of a wine has extraordinary ripeness but pulls back from the edge before going over the top. There are 1,000 cases of this classic, which should age effortlessly for 30+ years. 100 WA 3 bts. (OWC)

per lot $2,300 - $2,900

184 VÉRITÉ LA JOIE 2005 North Coast, California.

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This multidimensional wine, which enjoyed a 4-5 day cool, pre-fermentation maceration, has a provocative bouquet of blackberry, cassis, new saddle leather, Christmas fruitcake, graphite and high-quality unsmoked cigar tobacco. It is profound, extremely full-bodied and massive in the mouth, but not heavy or astringent in any way. This is perfection in a glass, and a tribute to what Sonoma can achieve. Give this wine another 4-5 years, and drink it over the following 30+ years. June 2015 100 WA

SLOAN PROPRIETARY RED 2007 Napa Valley.

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3 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,800

The 2007 Sloan, now in bo"le, has lived up to the extraordinary quality it exhibited from barrel. A world-class, perfumed nose of charcoal, espresso roast, white chocolate, black currants, sweet plums, Asian soy and a Grave-like scorched earth aroma soars from the glass of this dense purple-colored wine. Full-bodied and seamlessly constructed with a multidimensional mouthfeel as well as a phenomenal finish, this 2007 carries considerable tannin, but at present it is concealed by the wine’s luxurious levels of fruit, glycerin and intensity. This spectacular 2007 should drink well for 25-30+ years. December 2010 100 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,900

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A very strong effort, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a sweet perfume of blue and black fruits intermixed with hints of toasty oak, graphite, truffles, and forest floor. Full-bodied, rich, and concentrated with remarkably silky tannins for a 2006, it will benefit from 3-4 more years of cellaring, and should keep for 20-25 years. December 2009 94+ WA JONATA EL DESAFIO DE JONATA 2007 (6) Central Coast, California. u. 6 x vts. Leading off the Cabernet-dominated releases, the 2007 El Desafio de Jonata (95% Cabernet Sauvignon the balance Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, aged in 85% new French oak) also has to be one of the top Cabernets to come out of Santa Barbara. Offering up gorgeous black currant, Asian spice, graphite, chocolate and minerality, it flows onto the palate like a barrel sample with its layers of fruit and big tannin. Still a baby, it could have 20-30 years of total longevity. Drink 2015-2027+ August 2013 97 WA 7 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,800

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard Lpv comes from clone 337. This is a rather earthy style for a Schrader wine, with less drama and flamboyance, but great fruit, a more meaty, dusty style with underbrush as well as blackcurrants, with spicy oak. It’s dense, full-bodied and promises to age nicely for 20 more years. October 2015 94 WA SCHRADER CABERNET SAUVIGNON RBS BECKSTOFFER TO KALON VINEYARD 2013 (2) Napa Valley. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon RBS, also from clone 337, but in this case from the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, shows an absolutely perfect 100-point nose of red, black and blue fruits, charcoal, graphite and forest floor. It hits the palate with a seamless integration of wood, tannin, acidity and alcohol and has tremendous opulence and palate presence in its full-bodied, long finish. On aromatics alone, it rates a perfect score, but I ended up being somewhat conservative I suppose. It should drink well for three decades as well. October 2015 98 WA 4 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,700

186 SPOTTSWOODE ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007 (3) Napa Valley. In 2007, there was another small crop with only 1,700+ cases produced, from a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc. An absolutely staggering nose of blueberries, white flowers, crème de cassis, licorice and graphite is followed by a full-bodied, opulent, multidimensional wine that is seamless. Incredible fruit intensity, purity and depth of character make this one of the great, great classics in the Spo#swoode lineup. This wine can be approached now, but it is nowhere near full maturity, and should evolve for at least another 30-40+ years. Owners of this vintage have liquid gold in their cellars. August 2016 99 WA DUNN CABERNET SAUVIGNON HOWELL MOUNTAIN 2008 (3) Napa Valley. 1 x chipped wax capsule The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain takes things to another level, as hard as it may seem to believe. This was another difficult vintage for Dunn. Yields were down a full 50%. In exchange, nature rewarded Dunn with the fruit to make an epic wine that could very well turn out to be a modern-day legend. The 2008 is a huge, towering wine packed with dark fruit, licorice, tar, asphalt and licorice. Layers of perfume are woven throughout this majestic effort. The 2008 should only be purchased by the very patient, but it is a legendary wine in the making. Anticipated maturity: 2028-2043. December 2011 98+ WA 6 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,700

189 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2001 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2000 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé stained labels 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 98 WA CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA 1999 (1) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA 2005 (2) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé

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AGRAPART & FILS MINÉRAL BLANC DE BLANCS EXTRA BRUT 2005 (1) Champagne. Grand Cru Classé

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CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 2005 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

AGRAPART & FILS AVIZOISE BLANC DE BLANCS EXTRA BRUT 2006 (1) Champagne. Grand Cru Classé

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CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 2000 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 92 WS 95 WA CHÂTEAU PALMER 2005 (2 mag.) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé 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 98 WA CHÂTEAU PALMER 2001 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé 2 bts. & 2 mags.

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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 94 WA

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 96+ WA

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1996 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1986 (1) 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 98 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,700 - $2,000

193 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2000 (2) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé stained labels 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 98 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1999 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé v. hs. The 1999 Chateau Margaux has been the standout First Growth since I first tasted the wine from barrel. Now reaching its plateau of maturity, it has an understated nose at first, armed with impressive mineralité with a gorgeous graphite seam. The definition and precision here is top class. The palate is medium-bodied and smooth in texture, very harmonious and assured, surprisingly with some new oak still to be fully assimilated into the wine. The signature Margaux traits of crushed black cherries and violets comes through towards the finish, suggestions of raspberry reserve and desiccated orange peel enhancing the long finish. Perhaps I might temper my initial enthusiasm for the 1999 Château Margaux...but only slightly. It comes highly recommended. Tasted May 2016. 95 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2004 (2) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 ts. 94 WA 5 bts. per lot $3,500 - $4,100

2 bts.

per lot $900 - $1,000

195 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2006 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London.The 2006 Château Margaux has a sense of airiness and wonderful definition on the nose: wild strawberry, redcurrant, cedar and crushed roses soaring from the glass, but it never strives for the opulence of say the 2006 Château Palmer. The palate is very well balanced with fine and quite firm tannin in the mouth. This seems to be approaching its plateau a"er a decade. While not a powerful or ostentatious Château Margaux, it epitomizes understatement and refinement in a similar vein to Lafite-Rothschild. It is only a"er the wine has been swallowed that you appreciate its qualities and you feel urged to go back for another sip. Tasted January 2016. 94 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1996 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé The 1996 Chateau Margaux, which was bo#led in September, 1998, is undoubtedly one of the great classics produced under the Mentzelopoulos regime. In many respects, it is the quintessential Chateau Margaux, as well as the paradigm for this estate, combining measured power, extraordinary elegance, and admirable complexity. I tasted the wine on three separate occasions in January, and in short, it's a beauty! The color is opaque purple. The wine offers extraordinarily pure notes of blackberries, cassis, pain grille, and flowers, gorgeous sweetness, a seamless personality, and full body, with nothing out of place. The final blend (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc) contains a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. It tastes complete and long, although backward. My instincts suggest this wine will shut down, but at present it is openknit, tasting like a recently bo#led wine. The fruit is exceptionally sweet and pure, and there are layers of flavor in the mouth. I do believe this wine will develop an extraordinary perfume, and possess a high level of richness. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2040. 95 WS 99 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,100 - $1,300

1 bt.

per lot $1,900 - $2,200

197 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2002 Pomerol. 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. 90 WA 1 bt.

per lot $2,600 - $3,000

198 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 2001 Sauternais. 1 x stained label 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 100 WA 2 bts.

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M.CHAPOUTIER HERMITAGE LA SIZERANNE 1999 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU 2009 Saint-Julien. 4ième 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. 96 WA CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1999 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé stained label 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 94 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

200 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1993 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé u. hs. CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2005 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé stained label 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. 97 WS 98 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

LE VIEUX DONJON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2000 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Haut couture becomes a wine! This dense purple wine has the tell-tale notes of flowers and pencil shavings, and its broad aromatics are intense and totally captivating. Powerful, rich, and full, but less tannic than the 2005 and more opulent, this is a dazzling Branaire to drink between 2017-2035. December 2011 96 WA

3 bts. per lot $200 - $300

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CHÂTEAU PRIEURÉ-LICHINE 2009 Margaux. 4ième Cru Classé

Deep brown-brick in color, the 1991 Hill of Grace offers intensely scented notes of warm black fruits, Chinese dried plums, dark chocolate-covered cherries and licorice. It is very pure, full-bodied and rich in the mouth, with profound and seductive flavors, a great backbone of crisp acid and firm, finely-grained tannins through the long finish. It is mature now but no rush to drink. April 2013 97 WA

The so#, sexy 2009 exhibits a dense plum/purple color along with a big, sweet bouquet of raspberries, black cherries, black currants, smoke and forest floor. Opulent and round with an a"ractive viscosity as well as outstanding purity, depth and length, it should drink well for two decades. While not one of the longest lived wines of the vintage, it is among the most precocious, fla"ering and charming at present. December 2011 Drink: 2012 -2032 93 WA

CHÂTEAU CABRIÈRES CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE PRESTIGE 1999 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

1 bt.

per lot $400 - $500

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203 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1989 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé torn label CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1994 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

12 bts. (OWC)

per lot $600 - $700

206 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BATAILLEY 2009 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 92 WA 12 bts. (OWC)

per lot $600 - $700

93 WA CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2006 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château PontetCanet has an extremely pure, vivacious, perfumed bouquet with crushed violets infusing the blueberry and blackberry fruit. But it is all about the detail and precision in this wine. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip in the mouth: lightly toasted black fruit, dried orange peel, cedar and a pinch of white pepper. This feels very cohesive and poised with just a touch of mint entering right on the finish. What a great wine from Alfred Tesseron and Jean-Michel Comme. Go grab the corkscrew now, but don't feel that this wine has to be opened for another 5-6 years. Tasted January 2016. 94 WA

207 BARON EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD CHÂTEAU CLARKE 2005 (1 mag.) Listrac-Médoc. u. bn. scuffed label CHÂTEAU LAFON-ROUCHET 2005 (3 mag.) Saint-Estèphe. 4ième Cru Classé u. bn. CHÂTEAU PRIEURÉ-LICHINE 2005 (1 mag.) Margaux. 4ième Cru Classé u. bn. 5 mags.

per lot $500 - $600

HAUTS DE PONTET-CANET 2008 (2) Pauillac.

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CHÂTEAU DUHART-MILON 2009 Pauillac.

CHÂTEAU DE BAGNOLES 2010 (4) Languedoc.

PAVILLON DE LÉOVILLE-POYFERRÉ 2010 (1) Saint-Julien.

A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot, it displays an inky/blue/purple color as well as a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, forest floor, licorice, lead pencil, cedar and subtle barrique smells. Viscous and full-bodied, it is the most concentrated and broadest example of this cuvee I have tasted in over three decades. It will be ready to drink in 5-7 years and should last for three decades or more. Consumers looking to maximize value should be checking out Duhart Milon, as this may be the single smartest purchase in this great and historic vintage! December 2011 97 WA

CHÂTEAU LA TOUR CARNET 2008 (1) Haut-Médoc. 4ième Cru Classé

3 bts. per lot $400 - $500

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CHÂTEAU GLORIA 2008 (3) Saint-Julien. CLOS DES LUNELLES 2008 (3) Côtes de Castillon. CHÂTEAU D'AIGUILHE 2008 (3) Côtes de Castillon. 9 bts. per lot $300 - $400

12 bts. & 1 mag.

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per lot $700 - $1,000

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CHÂTEAU LE DOYENNÉ 2006 Côtes de Bordeaux. Premier Cru Classé u. 2 bn. 3 wine stained labels

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LES HAUTS DE PONTET-CANET 2008 (2) Pauillac. scuffed labels

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CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2008 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PÉDESCLAUX 2009 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHATEAU CHASSE-SPLEEN 1989 (1) Médoc. wrinkled labels DOMAINE DES JOUGLA SAINT-CHINIAN 2000 (1) Languedoc-Roussillon. wrinkled labels CHÂTEAU POUJEAUX 2009 (1) Moulis-en-Medoc. CHÂTEAU LA TOUR DE BY 2009 (1) Médoc. CHÂTEAU HAUT-BERGEY 2008 (1) Pessac-Léognan. CHÂTEAU D’ARMAILHAC 2006 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU SENEJAC 2009 (1) Haut-Medoc. 7 bts.

per lot $300 - $400

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216 CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU 2009 (6) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé Haut couture becomes a wine! This dense purple wine has the tell-tale notes of flowers and pencil shavings, and its broad aromatics are intense and totally captivating. Powerful, rich, and full, but less tannic than the 2005 and more opulent, this is a dazzling Branaire to drink between 2017-2035. December 2011 96 WA CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU 2008 (2) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé 8 bts. per lot $700 - $900

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 96 WA CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2009 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels 100 WA 7 bts.

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CHÂTEAU BRANON 2009 Pessac-Léognan. u. 2 x bn.

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2009 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

Having tasted it four times in Bordeaux, and rating it perfect three times and 99 the fourth time, this final blend of 51% Merlot, 47.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1.5% Petit Verdot is perfection in a bo!le. Tipping the scales at 14.5% natural alcohol, there are 8,000 cases of it. Its sublime elegance, the power, the medium to full-bodied texture, the silky tannins, the subtle notes of smoke, lead pencil shavings, black currants, charcoal, camphor, blueberry and cassis fruit are all remarkable. It is a rich, full-thro!le wine, but the elegance and the great terroir of Pape Clement come through in abundance. It is slightly more developed and evolved than the 2005 was at a similar point in its evolution, but it certainly needs another 5-7 years to develop further nuances, which it surely will. This wine will last 30-40+ years. February 2013 100 WA

CHÂTEAU D'ARGADENS 2005 (1) Bordeaux.

Here, it is clearly bestowed a very powerful and intense bouquet with raspberry jam, boysenberry, graphite and cold, wet limestone aromas - very well defined and focused, the oak seamlessly integrated. The palate is mediumbodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, in a funny way more like a 2010 towards the finish thanks to its structure. It still feels quite backward and with much more to give, a sense of coiled up energy conveyed upon the extremely persistent finish. It remains a deeply impressive Pauillac with decades ahead of it. Tasted December 2016. 98 WA

CHÂTEAU MARSAU 2008 (3) Côtes de Bordeaux.

2 mags.

2 bts.

per lot $200 - $300

224 CHÂTEAU AMPÉLIA CASTILLON 2008 (1) Côtes de Bordeaux.

per lot $900 - $1,100

5 bts. per lot $200 - $300

CHÂTEAU PAPE CLEMENT 1986 (3) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x vts. 1 x bn. 3 corroded capsules. 3 wrinkled label

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CHÂTEAU FAIZEAU VIEILLES VIGNES 2009 (2 mag.) Saint-Émilion.

9 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,800

CHÂTEAU D'ISSAN 2008 (2) Margaux. CHÂTEAU KIRWAN 2001 (1) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU BARDE-HAUT 2009 (1 mag.) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPÉRY LA DAME DE MALESCOT 2009 (1) Margaux.

Made from tiny yields of 18 hectoliters per hectare (May hail damage resulted in this small crop), the opaque purple-colored 2009 reveals an extraordinary nose of mulberries, black cherries, charcoal, barbecue smoke and forest floor. Rich, full-bodied and opulent with silky tannins as well as a broad, unctuous texture, this beauty can be enjoyed now and over the next 15+ years. It is fashioned from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. December 2011 94 WA

CHÂTEAU DE FIEUZAL 2008 (2) Pessac-Léognan. u. 2 bn.

10 bts.

3 mags.

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BERGEY 2008 (2) Pessac-Léognan.

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9 bts. per lot $300 - $500

CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 2009 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

221 CHÂTEAU BOUSCAUT 2005 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LARRIVET HAUT-BRION 2009 (3) Pessac-Léognan. CHÂTEAU BOUSCAUT 2005 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

222 CHÂTEAU BELLE-VUE 2006 (1) Haut-Medoc. CHÂTEAU BELLE-VUE 2009 (1) Haut-Medoc. CHÂTEAU BERNADOTTE 2009 (1) Haut-Médoc. CHÂTEAU DES GRANDS CHÈNES 2009 (1) Médoc. BARON EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD CHÂTEAU MALMAISON 2006 (1) Médoc. u. bn. CHÂTEAU TOUR ST. BONNET 2009 (1) Médoc. CHÂTEAU LA TOUR DE BY 2009 (1) Médoc. CHÂTEAU SAINT- PAUL 2009 (1) Haut-Medoc. 8 bts. per lot $300 - $400

CHÂTEAU ANGLUDET 2009 (3) Margaux. CHÂTEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPÉRY 1998 (3) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé

per lot $500 - $600

CHÂTEAU SAINT NICOLAS 2006 (2) Fronsac. 1 x wrinkled label CHÂTEAU SENEJAC 2009 (1) Haut-Medoc. CLOS DU MARQUIS 2008 (3) Saint-Julien. DOMAINE DES JOUGLA SAINT-CHINIAN 2000 (1) Languedoc-Roussillon. wrinkled label 8 bts. per lot $300 - $400

227 LES HAUTS DE PONTET-CANET 2009 Pauillac. 1 wined stained lbl. 2 mags.

per lot $200 - $300

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MICHEL BOUZEREAU ET FILS MEURSAULTCHARMES LES CHARMES DESSUS 2002 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé u. 1 cm.

DOMAINE DES PERDRIX ECHEZEAUX 1996 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 cm. scuffed label

DOMAINE VINCENT GIRARDIN MEURSAULT LES NARVAUX 1999 (1) Côte de Beaune. u. 1 cm.

DOMAINE MARQUIS D'ANGERVILLE VOLNAY CLOS DES DUCS 1994 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé u. 2 cm.

DOMAINE MARTELET DE CHERISEY MEURSAULT-BLAGNY LA GENELOTTE 2007 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé u. 1 cm.

DOMAINE ANTONIN GUYON CLOS DES CHÊNES VOLNAY 1999 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé u. 1 cm. winkled label

CHÂTEAU FLEUR CARDINALE, GRAND CRU 2010 (2 mag.) Saint-Emilion. Dense ruby/purple, it tips the scales at 15% natural alcohol and was bo!led unfined and unfiltered. Full-bodied in texture, it offers up loads of blueberry, blackberry and raspberry fruit intermixed with some cedar, vanilla and a touch of spring flowers. Impressively built, with good acidity and light tannin, this is a superb example of wine that reaches its prime in 3 or 4 years and lasts two decades. It’s right up there with their brilliant 2005. February 2013 95 points CHÂTEAU MALESCOT, ST. EXUPERY 2009 (1 mag.) Margaux. An inky/purple color is followed by notes of Asian plum sauce, forest floor, creme de cassis, black raspberries and a floral component that is unusual for a Margaux. A wine of exceptional intensity and purity with a full-bodied, sumptuous texture, lots of fresh vibrancy and excellent definition, this beautiful 2009 exhibits high but sweet tannin. It is more sexy than the 2005 was at a similar age, although their level of extract and concentration is relatively equal. Something about the 2009 reminds me of a Margaux version of St.-Julien's Leoville Poyferre ... if that makes any sense. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040. December 2011 96 points 4 mags.

per lot $500 - $700

231 LABOURÉ-ROI BEAUNE LES TEURONS 2005 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 7 bts.

per lot $200 - $300

DOMAINE PHILIPPE DELAGRANGE MEURSAULT-CHARMES 1996 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé u. 1 cm.

DOMAINE CHARLES THOMAS POMMARDRUGIENS 2002 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

DOMAINE MATROT MEURSAULT-CHARMES 2001 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

CLOS DU MOULIN AUX MOINES AUXEYDURESSES MOULIN AUX MOINES MONOPOLE VIEILLES VIGNES 2010 (1) Côte de Beaune. wine stained label

DOMAINE PIERRE MATROT PULIGNY MONTRACHET LES COMBETTES 2001 (2) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

DOMAINE DE LA POUSSE D’OR VOLNAY CLOS BOUSSE MONOPOLE 2008 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

DOMAINE JACQUES PRIEURÉ PULIGNY MONTRACHET LES COMBETTES 2002 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

6 bts. per lot $500 - $800

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DOMAINE TORTOCHOT CLOS SAINT-DENIS 1961 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 cm.

DOMAINE DE LA VOUGERAIE VOUGEOT CLOS DU PRIEURÉ MONOPOLE BLANC 2001 (2) Côte de Nuits. u. 1 cm. DOMAINE DE LA VOUGERAIE VOUGEOT CLOS DU PRIEURÉ MONOPOLE BLANC 1999 (1) Côte de Nuits. u. 1 cm. LOUIS LATOUR CORTON-CHARLEMAGNE 2001 (2) Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé LOUIS LATOUR CORTON-CHARLEMAGNE 1990 (1) Côte de Beaune. u. 2 cm. 6 bts. per lot $600 - $900

DOMAINE LEROY CORTON-RENARDES 1997 (1) Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé u. 3 cm. COMTE ARMAND POMMARD CLOS DES EPENEAUX MONOPOLE 2006 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé DOMAINE RAPET PÈRE & FILS CORTON 2006 (1) Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé BOUCHARD PÈRE & FILS MONTRACHET 2008 (1) Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé 5 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,300

236 JOSEPH DROUHIN MONTRACHET MARQUIS DE LAGUICHE 1982 Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé u. 3 cm. bin soiled label 1 bt.

per lot $1,700 - $1,900

237 JOSEPH DROUHIN MONTRACHET MARQUIS DE LAGUICHE 1982 Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé u. 3.5 cm. bin soiled label 1 bt.

per lot $1,700 - $1,900


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DOMAINE DUJAC CLOS ST. DENIS 2010 Côte de Nuits.

PAHLMEYER CHARDONNAY 2008 (1) Sonoma Coast. u. 2 cm.

DOMINUS ESTATE 2002 (1 mag.) Napa Valley.

The 2010 Clos St. Denis is downright explosive from the first taste. An exotic melange of dark cherries, plums, minerals and cloves are all supported by insistent underlying minerality. The wine continues to grow in the glass, as layers of flavor fill out its broad-shouldered frame nicely. Blackberries, cassis, menthol and licorice flow through to the textured finish. This is a breathtaking effort. It is also a wine for the very patient. Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045. 97 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

95 WA PETER MICHAEL LA CARRIÈRE CHARDONNAY 2009 (1) Knights Valley, Sonoma. 93 WA EVENING LAND GOLD LABEL SEVEN SPRINGS VINEYARD LA SOURCE CHARDONNAY 2008 (2) Willame"e Valley, Oregon. u. 1 cm.

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4 bts. per lot $300 - $400

NÖEL VERSET CORNAS 2001 (1) Rhône. u. 1 cm.

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NÖEL VERSET CORNAS 2002 (1) Rhône. u. 2 cm.

FELINO VIÑA COBOS MERLOT 2010 (1) Mendoza, Argentina. u. 2 cm.

NÖEL VERSET CORNAS 2003 (1) Rhône. u. 1 cm.

DESCENDIENTES DE J. PALACIOS MONCERBAL 2006 (2) Bierzo, Spain. u. 2 cm.

3 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,400

DESCENDIENTES DE J. PALACIOS VILLA DE CORULLON 2007 (3) Leon, Spain. u. 2 cm.

240 DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 1996 (1) Rhône. DOMAINE JABOULET AÎNÈ DOMAINE DE THALABERT CROZES-HERMITAGE 2001 (1) Rhône. u. 1 cm. M.CHAPOUTIER HERMITAGE LA SIZERANNE 1995 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 2 x 1 cm. PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1990 (1) Rhône. u. 2 cm. The 1990 Hermitage La Chapelle lived up to its reputation on this occasion, and of the three titans (1990, 1978 and 1961), it was probably my favorite. Still inky colored and ruby at the rim, it offers an absolutely profound bouquet of sweet cassis, smoked meats, chocolate, licorice and spice. This is followed by a full-bodied, insanely textured, pure and hedonistic palate that has that perfect mix of still-vibrant fruit and ample secondary nuances. Drink: 2015-2040 100 WA 5 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,400

COTEAUX DU LOIR PINEAU D'AUNIS 2015 (4) Loire Valley. DESCENDIENTES DE J. PALACIOS LAS LAMAS 2006 (1) Leon, Spain. 11 bts. per lot $700 - $800

243 DOMINUS ESTATE 2006 Napa Valley. 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. 96 WA 6 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

A flawless, seamless integration of tannin, wood, alcohol and acidity is found in this dense, plum/purple-colored Dominus, along with copious notes of sweet black currants interwoven with kirsch, forest floor, unsmoked cigar tobacco, new saddle leather and forest floor. Full-bodied with velvety tannins, stunning elegance and a 45-second finish, this sensational 2002 rivals two of the all-time great wines made at Dominus, 1991 and 1994. June 2012 Drink: 2012-2032 99 WA DOMINUS ESTATE 2003 (1 mag.) Napa Valley. 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. 95 WA 2 mags.

per lot $900 - $1,100

245 CLARENDON HILLS SYRAH HICKINBOTHAM VINEYARD 2006 (3) South Australia. The 2006 Syrah Hickinbotham Vineyard combines a voluptuous flavor profile with enough ripe tannin to evolve for 6-8 years. Drink it from 2015 to 2031. 95 WS 97 WA CLARENDON HILLS SHIRAZ PIGGOTT RANGE VINEYARD 1997 (2) South Australia. u. 1 1 cm. 1 wine stained label 96 WA CLARENDON HILLS CABERNET SAUVIGNON BROOKMAN VINEYARD 2006 (3) South Australia. 8 bts. per lot $500 - $700

246 CHÂTEAU MUSAR BLANC 2001 Lebanon. u. 2 bn. 3 vts. 1 ts. 1 wrinkled label 6 bts. per lot $200 - $300


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Rare Bordeaux and Italian Wines From an Exemplary Collector

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MEYER FAMILY VINYARDS PINOT NOIR 2008 (4) Okanagan Valley, Canada.

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CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-LAS-CASES 1986 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u, 1 x bn.

MEYER FAMILY VINYARDS PINOT NOIR 2010 (4) Okanagan Valley, Canada. MEYER FAMILY VINYARDS PINOT NOIR 2010 (4) Okanagan Valley, Canada. 4 wine stained labels 12 bts. per lot $400 - $500

248 ROBERT CRAIG AFFINITY PROPRIETARY RED WINE 1995 (1) Napa Valley. ROBERT CRAIG AFFINITY PROPRIETARY RED WINE 1996 (1) Napa Valley. ANDERSON'S CONN VALLEY VINEYARDS ÈLOGE 1996 (2) Napa Valley. ANDERSON'S CONN VALLEY VINEYARDS ÈLOGE 2004 (2) Napa Valley. SIGNORELLO CABERNET ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1994 (1) Napa Valley. 7 bts.

per lot $300 - $400

This is a behemoth – dense, highly extracted, very tannic, broodingly backward, with a dense purple color and very li!le evolution since it was bo!led 8 years ago. Wonderfully sweet cedar and fruitcake notes are intermixed with hints of creme de cassis, licorice, and earthy forest floor. It is full-bodied and tannic, with everything in place, but like so many wines that come from Leoville Barton, it makes a mockery of many modern-day consumers wanting a wine for immediate gratification. Those who bought it should continue to exercise patience and be proud to own a wonderful classic with five decades of longevity ahead of it. June 2010 Drink: 2018-2050 95+ WA CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1982 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1990 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 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 93+ WA 4 bts. per lot $700 - $1,000

249 ROCCAMONFINA TERRA DI LAVORO 2010 (2) Campania. LE MACCHIOLE SCRIO 2005 (1) Tuscany. 3 bts. per lot $300 - $400

250 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1990 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 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) 100 WA 2 bts.

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2000 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

252 CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1996 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé The 1996 is long, with a deep mid-palate. It also reveals tannin in the finish. This wine is remarkable. It is muscular, concentrated, and classic. Bo!led in late June, 1998, it exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color, as well as a knockout nose of minerals, licorice, cassis, and an unmistakable lead pencil smell that I o"en associate with top vintages of LafiteRothschild. It is sweet and full-bodied, yet unbelievably rich with no sense of heaviness or flabbiness. The wine possesses high tannin, but it is extremely ripe, and the sweetness of the black currant, spice-tinged Cabernet Sauvignon fruit is pronounced. This profound, backward Ducru-Beaucaillou is a must purchase. It will be fascinating for readers who own the 1996 to follow the evolution of this exceptional vintage. April 1999 Anticipated maturity: 2008-2035. 96 WA 3 bts. per lot $600 - $700

The late Michel Delon always thought that this was the greatest vintage he had produced. We o"en tasted it side by side with the 1982, because I always preferred the la!er vintage. Of course, the two vintages are quite different in style, with the 1986 a monument to classicism, with great tannin, extraordinary delineation, and a huge, full-bodied nose of sweet, ripe cassis fruit intermixed with vanilla, melon, fruitcake, and a multitude of spices. The wine has always been phenomenally concentrated, yet wonderfully fresh and vigorous. The wine still seems young, yet it is hard to believe it is not close to full maturity. It is a great example of Leoville Las Cases, and another compelling reason to take a serious look at the top Cabernet Sauvignon-based Medocs of 1986. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2035. Last tasted, 9/02. 100 WA 2 bts.

per lot $900 - $1,000

254 CHÂTEAU LONGUEVILLE AU BARON DE PICHON-LONGEVILLE 1989 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 3 bts. per lot $700 - $800

255 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1990 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé In terms of the brilliant complexity and nobility of the aromatics, scorched earth, black currants, plums, charcoal, cedar, and spices, the 1990 offers an aromatic explosion that is unparalleled. It is always fascinating to taste this wine next to the 1989, which is a monumental effort, but much more backward and denser, without the aromatic complexity of the 1990. The 1990 put on weight a"er bo!ling, and is currently rich, full-bodied, opulent, even flamboyant by Haut Brion’s standards. It is an incredible expression of a noble terroir in a top vintage. While it has been fully mature for a number of years, it does not reveal any bricking at the edge, and I suspect it will stay at this level for another 10-15 years ... but why wait? It is irresistible now. June 2009 Drink 2009-2024 98 WA 2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU PAPE CLEMENT 2005 Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1996 Pauillac.

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. April 2012 Drink: 2020-2050 100 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

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. 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. Owners of this beauty are probably best advised to forget it for 5 years. Tasted next to a 1996 several days a"er the 2000 tasting, the 1996, which is a perfect wine, was far closer to full maturity than the 2000. June 2010 98 WS 98+ WA per lot $3,000 - $3,500

258 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 96+ WA 1 bt.

per lot $200 - $300

per lot $1,600 - $1,800

92 WA 4 bts. per lot $500 - $600

260 CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1998 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 2 bts.

per lot $700 - $800

266 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX PAVILLON ROUGE 2009 Margaux. 93 WA

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

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1 bt.

1 mag.

per lot $300 - $400

93 WA

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CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2006 Pomerol. u. vts.

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The 2006 Petrus now seems to be evolving more slowly than the 2006 Le Pin: the fruit darker with raspberry coulis, mulberry, hints of marmalade and crushed rose petals coming forth. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, gently gripping the mouth and demonstrating admirable weight and complexity. You might almost think there was some Cabernet Franc towards the finish thanks to the subtle peppery notes coming through. It is probably ready to drink now, but the substance here suggests that it will age for another decade and continue to offer pleasure long a"er. Tasted January 2016. 94 WS 96 WA

CHÂTEAU PAPE CLEMENT 2000 (2) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

1 mag.

262 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGEUVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2000 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 3 bts. per lot $600 - $700

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2000 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

264 PENFOLDS GRANGE 2001 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 98+ WA 3 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500

per lot $3,500 - $4,100

268 LOUIS JADOT MUSIGNY 2006 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé DOMAINE DU CHÂTEAU DE PULIGNYMONTRACHET MONTRACHET 1997 (1) Côte d’Or. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 cm. 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

269 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN 2010 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé The 2010 Chambertin is exceptional for its polish and sheer elegance. Nothing in particular stands out, instead the Chambertin impresses for its fabulous overall sense of harmony. The integration of fruit, tannin and oak is beyond impeccable. Silky tannins wrap around a finish laced with dark red berries, licorice and sweet spices. Anticipated maturity: 2025-2050. December 2011 (95-97) WA 1 bt.

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BARTOLO MASCARELLO BAROLO 2011 (2) Piedmont.

GIACOMO CONTERNO BAROLO RISERVA MONFORTINO 2000 Piedmont.

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CASTELLO DEI RAMPOLLA VIGNA D’ALCEO 2000 (3) Tuscany.

1 bt.

per lot $600 - $700

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MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 1998 (1) Tuscany.

GAJA SORI TILDIN LANGHE 1997 Piedmont.

93 WA

The awesome 1997 Sori Tilden (10,000 bo!les produced) is a candidate for perfection. The saturated purple color is followed by a dense, full-bodied wine possessing extraordinary vibrancy for such a heavyweight, muscular Nebbiolo. It offers a super-sweet entry, a boatload of glycerin, and notes of earth, licorice, cedar, blackberry and cherry liqueur, and a touch of blueberries. Extremely full, gorgeously pure, with a seamless texture, this spectacular 1997 will enjoy three decades of cellaring. June 2001 99 WA 1 3 ltr. (OWC)

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

272 TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1995 (1) Tuscany.

MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 1999 (1) Tuscany. 94 WA

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1998 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label As reported over the last two years, this is a prodigious Haut-Brion. It exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to a tight, but incredibly promising nose of smoke, earth, minerals, lead pencil, black currants, cherries, and spice. This full-bodied wine unfolds slowly, but convincingly on the palate, revealing a rich, multi-tiered, stunningly pure, symmetrical style with wonderful sweetness, ripe tannin, and a finish that lasts for nearly 45 seconds. It tastes like liquid nobility. Anticipated maturity: 2008 -2035. 97 WS 96 WA

MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2000 (1) Tuscany.

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2002 (3) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x 1 cm. scuffed labels

3 bts. per lot $500 - $800

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BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO FALLETTO DI SERRALUNGA D`ALBA 2001 (2) Piedmont.

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2003 (3) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé

ELIO ALTARE BAROLO VIGNA ARBORINA 1990 (1) Piedmont.

93 WA CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2002 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

GIACOMO CONTERNO BAROLO CASCINA FRANCIA 2001 (1) Piedmont. u. 2 cm.

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

TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1999 (1) Tuscany.

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LUCIANO SANDRONE BAROLO CANNUBI BOSCHIS 2000 (1 mag.) Piedmont.

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CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1998 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

92 WA ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO GRAN BUSSIA 1996 (1) Piedmont.

TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA 1998 (2) Tuscany.

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FEUDI DI SAN GREGORIO SERPICO ROSSO 2001 Campania. 3 bts. per lot $200 - $300

per lot $500 - $700

CLARENDON HILLS ASTRALIS SHIRAZ 1998 (2) McLaren Vale. 5 bts. per lot $400 - $500

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 98 WA CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2004 (2) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 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. 95 WA 3 bts. per lot $2,300 - $2,600


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PENFOLDS GRANGE 1997 (1) South Australia.

Performing be!er from bo!le than at any time in cask (which of course is the objective of great winemaking, isn’t it?), this wine reveals a dense ruby/purple color in a style somewhat reminiscent of the 1988 but with more power, concentration, and volume. It has a beautifully elegant nose of black fruits intermixed with truffle, flower, and oak. The wine is medium to full-bodied, dense, with wonderful precision, freshness, and a long, full-bodied finish with impressive levels of concentration. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030. 92 WS 93 WA

Dense, opaque purple to the rim, with a gorgeously promising nose of blackberries, cassis, graphite and cedar wood just beginning to emerge, it tastes more like a three-year-old than wine that is already a decade old. This beauty is intense and full-bodied, with magnificent concentration, a majestic mouthfeel and a total seamless integration of tannin, wood, alcohol, etc. Beautifully rich, full and multidimensional, this is a tour de force in winemaking and certainly one of the top dozen or so 2005 Bordeaux. Forget it for another 3-5 years and drink it over the following 50-100 years! 100 WA

PENFOLDS GRANGE 1998 (1) South Australia.

2 bts.

per lot $500 - $600

284 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2003 (3) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé Made from a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, this spectacular 2003 hits all the sweet spots on the palate. A glorious bouquet of cedarwood, jammy black currants, cherries, licorice and truffle is followed by a dense, opulently textured, full-bodied wine with terrific purity and freshness as well as deep, velvety textured tannins. Enjoy this beauty over the next 10-12 years. August 2014 95 WA CHÂTEAU LONGUEVILLE AU BARON DE PICHON-LONGEVILLE 2006 (2) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 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. 94 WA 5 bts. per lot $700 - $900

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2003 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 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 96 WA 4 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,500

287 CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1998 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. vts. 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. 94 WA CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 2004 (1) Saint-Émilion. 2 bts.

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289 PENFOLDS GRANGE BIN 95 2004 (1) South Australia. Paper notes on bo!le The 2004 vintage was outstanding in Barossa, McLaren Vale, and Magill, the regions where the grapes were sourced for the marvelous 2004 Grange. It contains 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and was aged for 16 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it displays a superb nose of wood smoke, Asian spices, incense, game, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. Medium to full-bodied, satin textured, with deeply layered, succulent blackberry, plum, and chocolate flavors, it has the structure and complexity to merit extended cellaring of a decade and more. The winery estimates a drinking curve of 2016 to 2050; I'd be a bit more conservative on the long end of the range. It will ultimately be seen as one of the great vintages of Grange. December 2009 99 WA PENFOLDS GRANGE BIN 95 2003 (1) South Australia. Paper notes on bo!le 92 WA PENFOLDS GRANGE 2000 (1) South Australia. 93 WA

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2002 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 1 x scraped label 93 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

A wine that flirts with perfection, and should rival the 1986 as one of the legendary Granges produced, the 1998 has one of the highest alcohol contents (nearly 15%) as well as one of the highest percentages of Shiraz in the blend (97%). Its stunning purple color is accompanied by exceptionally sweet aromas of blackberry liqueur intermixed with barbecue spices, an endearing, smoky earthiness, pepper, roasted meats, and coffee. Huge, massive, unctuously textured, and extraordinarily youthful, this impressive wine is a candidate for perfection. It should continue to evolve over the next three decades. Drink 2009-2039 98+ WA

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

PENFOLDS GRANGE 2002 (1) South Australia. Last but not least is Australia’s most famous wine, the 2002 Shiraz “Grange”. The 2002 version was sourced from 77.5% Barossa Valley and 22.5% from McLaren Vale. Included in the blend is 1.5% Cabernet Sauvignon. It spent 17 months in 100% new American oak. Opaque purple, it gives off an ethereal bouquet of violets, saddle leather, blueberry, blackberry, pencil lead, and chocolate. This is followed by a full-bodied wine with tremendous concentration, multiple layers of flavor, ripe tannins, and great balance. Thick and rich, with a 60-second finish, it will slowly blossom over the next 15-20 years and provide pleasure through 2050. It is a legend in the making! October 2007 98+ WA 4 bts. per lot $1,700 - $2,100


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PENFOLDS ST. HENRI SHIRAZ 2002 (1) South Australia. Tasting note on bo!le

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1998 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé

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 May 2016. 94 WA

PENFOLDS ST. HENRI SHIRAZ 2001 (2) South Australia. PENFOLDS ST. HENRI SHIRAZ 2005 (2) South Australia. Paper release date on bo!les 6 bts. per lot $300 - $500

291 HENSCHKE HILL OF GRACE 2004 Eden Valley, Australia. Deep garnet-colored, the 2004 Hill of Grace presents warm black fruits, black plums and cassis with underlying Mediterranean herb, spice box and truffles nuances. Full-bodied and rich, it has plenty of acid li# alongside medium to firm, rounded tannins. It is still quite taut on the long, peppery and earthy finish. Still very youthful, this wine should age very well and can drink now to 2030+. April 2013 96 WA

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1999 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé The 1999 Chateau Margaux has been the standout First Growth since I first tasted the wine from barrel. Now reaching its plateau of maturity, it has an understated nose at first, armed with impressive mineralité with a gorgeous graphite seam. The definition and precision here is top class. The palate is medium-bodied and smooth in texture, very harmonious and assured, surprisingly with some new oak still to be fully assimilated into the wine. The signature Margaux traits of crushed black cherries and violets comes through towards the finish, suggestions of raspberry reserve and desiccated orange peel enhancing the long finish. Perhaps I might temper my initial enthusiasm for the 1999 Château Margaux...but only slightly. It comes highly recommended. Tasted May 2016. 95 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2000 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé bin soiled label

HENSCHKE KEYNETON ESTATE EUPHONIUM RED BLEND 2002 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia.

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. 99 WA

6 bts. per lot $300 - $400

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

1 bt.

per lot $400 - $500

292 CASTAGNA GENESIS SYRAH 2004 (4) Beechwood, Australia. u. 1 x 1 cm. 3 x 1.5 cm.

293 BAROSSA OLD VINE WINE COMPANY SHIRAZ 2001 Barossa Valley, South Australia. 3 bts. per lot $300 - $400

294 CHÂTEAU PALMER 1970 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. ms. scuffed and slightly corroded capsule CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1985 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé u. bn 95 WA 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2002 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé wrinkled label It has a beautifully elegant nose of black fruits intermixed with truffle, flower, and oak. The wine is medium to full-bodied, dense, with wonderful precision, freshness, and a long, fullbodied finish with impressive levels of concentration. Anticipated maturity: 2010 -2030. 92 WS 93 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2003 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé wrinkled label Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2003 Margaux is fully mature on the nose. There is ample fruit here, well defined for the vintage with blackberry and cedar, this bo!le demonstrating a subtle fungal character that I have not discerned in previous bo!les. There are faint scents of rust iron piping that develop with further aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly dry tannin, offering more fruit than the 2003 Valandraud it was paired with: feisty black pepper and allspice finish with a decent a#ertaste. TTasted December 2016. 93 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2004 (1) 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. This is excellent. Tasted September 2016. 94 WA 4 bts. per lot $2,100 - $2,500


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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2006 (2) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1997 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé

Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London.The 2006 Château Margaux has a sense of airiness and wonderful definition on the nose: wild strawberry, redcurrant, cedar and crushed roses soaring from the glass, but it never strives for the opulence of say the 2006 Château Palmer. The palate is very well balanced with fine and quite firm tannin in the mouth. This seems to be approaching its plateau a$er a decade. While not a powerful or ostentatious Château Margaux, it epitomizes understatement and refinement in a similar vein to Lafite-Rothschild. It is only a$er the wine has been swallowed that you appreciate its qualities and you feel urged to go back for another sip. Tasted January 2016. 94 WA

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1999 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé wrinkled label

Performing be"er from bo"le than at any time in cask (which of course is the objective of great winemaking, isn’t it?), this wine reveals a dense ruby/purple color in a style somewhat reminiscent of the 1988 but with more power, concentration, and volume. It has a beautifully elegant nose of black fruits intermixed with truffle, flower, and oak. The wine is medium to full-bodied, dense, with wonderful precision, freshness, and a long, full-bodied finish with impressive levels of concentration. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030. 92 WS 93 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2003 (2) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé This was the finest performance by this wine that I have seen since it was released. I did not expect the 2003 Chateau Margaux to show this well in a vintage where the southern part of the Medoc was clearly less impressive than the north. However, it is a beautiful, dark plum/purple-tinged effort with sensational aromatics, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and a youthfulness, precision and freshness that belie what one generally associates with this vintage. It can be drunk now and over the next 15-20 years. Kudos to Chateau Margaux. 95 WS 98 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2004 (2) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé 1 scuffed label 6 bts. per lot $3,200 - $3,700

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2007 (2) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé 92 WA CHATEAU MARGAUX 2008 (2) Margaux. This is a stunning Chateau Margaux, made in a sexy, up-front, elegant style, with deep creme de cassis fruit intermixed with spring flowers, a solid inner core of richness and depth, but again, very sweet tannins as well as striking minerality and elegance. One of the most seductive Chateau Margauxs given its recent bo"ling, this blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and the rest tiny quantities of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot should drink beautifully for the next 25-30 years. Remarkably, a mere 36% of the entire production was selected for the 2008 Chateau Margaux. May 2011 94 WA 6 bts. per lot $3,000 - $3,400

The 1999 Chateau Margaux has been the standout First Growth since I first tasted the wine from barrel. Now reaching its plateau of maturity, it has an understated nose at first, armed with impressive mineralité with a gorgeous graphite seam. The definition and precision here is top class. The palate is medium-bodied and smooth in texture, very harmonious and assured, surprisingly with some new oak still to be fully assimilated into the wine. The signature Margaux traits of crushed black cherries and violets comes through towards the finish, suggestions of raspberry reserve and desiccated orange peel enhancing the long finish. Perhaps I might temper my initial enthusiasm for the 1999 Château Margaux...but only slightly. It comes highly recommended. Tasted May 2016. 95 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2000 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé wrinkled and bin soiled label 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. 99 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2008 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé This is a stunning Chateau Margaux, made in a sexy, up-front, elegant style, with deep creme de cassis fruit intermixed with spring flowers, a solid inner core of richness and depth, but again, very sweet tannins as well as striking minerality and elegance. One of the most seductive Chateau Margauxs given its recent bo"ling, this blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and the rest tiny quantities of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot should drink beautifully for the next 25-30 years. Remarkably, a mere 36% of the entire production was selected for the 2008 Chateau Margaux. May 2011 94 WA 4 bts. per lot $2,400 - $2,800

300 CHÂTEAU DURFORT-VIVENS 2005 (4) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU DAUZAC 2005 (3) Margaux. 5ième Cru Classé 7 bts.

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CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1997 (1 hf. bt.) Sauternais.

CHÂTEAU PIPEAU 2003 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

The 1997's light gold color is accompanied a gorgeous perfume of caramel, honeysuckle, peach, apricot, and smoky wood. Full-bodied and unctuously-textured, with good underlying acidity as well as loads of sweetness and glycerin, it looks to be a great vintage for this renowned Sauternes estate. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2055. April 2003 97 WA

CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2010 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 4 x vts

5 bts. per lot $200 - $300

302 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2004 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 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. 95 WA 3 bts. per lot $2,300 - $2,600

303 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2004 (4) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 92 WA 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 94 WS 95+ WA 7 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

304 CHÂTEAU PUYGUERAUD 2005 (3) Bordeaux. CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2003 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 bin-soiled lbl. A healthy, youthful dark plum/ruby/purple color is followed by a bouquet of smoke, barbecued meats, black currants and new saddle leather. With full body and sweet tannin, this 2003 is stru#ing its stuff. Although it is not as fine as the 1989, 1990, or 2000, it is a complex, classic Pauillac to enjoy over the next decade. August 2014 94 WA 5 bts. per lot $400 - $500

DOW’S QUINTA SENHORA DA RIBEIRA VINTAGE PORT 1999 (1) Douro. CHURCHILL’S VINTAGE PORT 1994 (1 hf. bt.) Douro. 93 WS 1 bt. & 2 hf. bts.

per lot $200 - $300

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 97+ WA

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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 97 WA

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-POYFERRÉ 1982 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. hs. wine stained and bin soiled label. corroded capsule.

2 bts.

per lot $500 - $600

307 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2009 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 3 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 100 WA 4 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-POYFERRÉ 1985 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. hs. wine stained and bin soiled label. recessed but solid cork. CHÂTEAU RAUSAN-SÉGLA 1988 (1) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé u. bn. wrinkled label 3 bts. per lot $400 - $500

310 TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2001 (1) Tuscany. Drink: 2011-2023 97 WA MARCHESI DI FRESCOBALDI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO CASTELGIOCONDO 1997 (1 mag.) Tuscany. u. bn. 1 bt. & 1 mag.

per lot $1,300 - $1,600

311 TAYLOR FLADGATE VINTAGE PORT 1994 (1) Douro, Portugal. 100 WS FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 1992 (1) Douro, Portugal. FONSECA GUIMARAENS VINTAGE PORT 2005 (1) Douro, Portugal. 3 bts. per lot $300 - $400


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CHÂTEAU COS D`ESTOURNEL 1996 Saint-Estèphe. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU GAZIN 1998 (5) Pomerol. u. 2 x bn.

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6 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,100

CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 1998 (3) Pomerol.

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

CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE 1996 (3) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn.

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CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1996 (8) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

DOMINUS ESTATE 2007 Napa Valley.

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

314 CARRUADES DE LAFITE 1996 (1) Pauillac. CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 1995 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1995 (8) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé An old style Pauillac, yet made with far more purity and richness than the estate's ancient vintages, this broad-shouldered, muscular, classic wine exhibits a saturated purple color, and sensationally dense, rich, concentrated, cassis flavors that roll over the palate with impressive purity and depth. The wine is tannic and closed, but powerful and rich. It appears to possess length and intensity similar to the 1996. This is a great young Pauillac. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025. 92 WA 12 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,600

315 CHÂTEAU BEAUSÉJOUR DUFFAULAGARROSSE 1998 (3) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 1998 (6) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B 9 bts. per lot $700 - $900

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. 98 WA 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $500

319 D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2001 McLaren Vale. 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 4 bts. per lot $300 - $400

320 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2000 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2000 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 2 bn. 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 99 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,100 - $1,200

322 CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2003 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 1 bn. Angelus really nailed the vintage, and has produced a fully mature wine that’s truly stru!ing its stuff. Dense, bluish/purple, it offers gorgeous notes of espresso roast, blackberry and blueberry liqueur, acacia flowers and a touch of chocolate. It is full-bodied, opulent and seems close to full maturity, as it is evolving quickly. The wine is full-bodied, rich and should be drunk over the next decade. August 2015 98 WA 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $700

323 CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2004 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 2 bn. Angelus really nailed the vintage, and has produced a fully mature wine that’s truly stru!ing its stuff. Dense, bluish/purple, it offers gorgeous notes of espresso roast, blackberry and blueberry liqueur, acacia flowers and a touch of chocolate. It is full-bodied, opulent and seems close to full maturity, as it is evolving quickly. The wine is full-bodied, rich and should be drunk over the next decade. June 2007 95 WA

3 bts. per lot $2,900 - $3,300

316 CHÂTEAU RAYMOND-LAFON 1990 Sauternais. u. 1 x bn. 3 bts. per lot $200 - $300

2 bts.

per lot $600 - $700


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CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2009 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2003 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 1 1 cm.

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 100 WA 2 bts.

per lot $900 - $1,000

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2006 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé The palate is medium-bodied with a smooth, slightly toasty entry. The acidity is quite low compared to other 2006 Saint Emilions, but there is harmony here and the tannins seem very fine. There is real density on the finish, although I was just seeking a li"le more delineation to come through. Give this another two or three years in bo"le. Tasted January 2016. 94 WA per lot $600 - $700

326 CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2007 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 92 WA 2 bts.

2 bts.

per lot $900 - $1,000

per lot $500 - $600

327 CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2008 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 1 bn.

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 96 WA CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2007 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 2 1 cm. Drink 2017-2035 93 WA

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CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2011 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2011 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

325

2 bts.

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 99+ WA

94 WA 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $600

330 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2005 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. 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. 98 WA 1 bt.

The 2011 Pavie is composed of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon (14.3% alcohol). It possesses a certain approachability, which is somewhat disarming for the big, robust, super-concentrated and ageworthy style Pavie has favored since 1998. The opaque purple-hued, full-bodied 2011 offers a sweet kiss of kirsch, blackberry, cassis and licorice, but no evidence of toasty oak despite the fact it is bo"led about six months a$er most other premier grand cru classes in St.Emilion. One of the most complete wines of the vintage, this superstar possesses gorgeous texture and opulence, and can be drunk in 3-4 years, or cellared for two decades. April 2014 95+ WA 6 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,700

332 CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2008 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé A slightly more compact style of Pavie in this vintage, but still full-bodied, the 2008 has a youthful, dense purple color and is seriously endowed with concentrated, rich fruit, licorice, graphite, forest floor, and loads of dark plum and black and red currant fruit. This wine still has some tannins to resolve, and should be cellared for another 4-5 years. Drink over the following two decades. August 2015 94+ WA

per lot $1,800 - $2,100 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,400 - $1,700

93 WA 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $600

333 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2005 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. 96 WA 1 bt.

per lot $900 - $1,100


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CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2010 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2006 Pomerol.

94 WA

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 100 WA

The 2006 Petrus now seems to be evolving more slowly than the 2006 Le Pin: the fruit darker with raspberry coulis, mulberry, hints of marmalade and crushed rose petals coming forth. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, gently gripping the mouth and demonstrating admirable weight and complexity. You might almost think there was some Cabernet Franc towards the finish thanks to the subtle peppery notes coming through. It is probably ready to drink now, but the substance here suggests that it will age for another decade and continue to offer pleasure long a#er. Tasted January 2016. 94 WS 96 WA

2 bts.

per lot $1,100 - $1,200

335 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2007 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 bn. 2 bts.

per lot $1,100 - $1,200

2 bts.

per lot $2,800 - $3,200

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1 bt.

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CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2011 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2008 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé An extraordinary wine, the classic 2008 Latour (13.5% natural alcohol) is composed of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc (40% of the production made it into the grand vin). Its dense purple color is followed by hints of espresso roast, cassis, burning embers, truffles and graphite. Rich with full-bodied power, beautiful purity and graciousness allied to a voluminous, savory, broad mouthfeel, this beauty will be drinkable in 4-5 years and will keep for three decades. May 2011 95+ WA

A blend of 84.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot, the 2011 Latour represents only 34% of the crop. It hit 13.1% natural alcohol. One of the vintage's most compelling wines, it possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as a sweet, open-knit personality with ripe tannin, superb intensity, good purity and harmony, a medium to fullbodied mouthfeel, and lots of crushed rock, floral and black as well as blue fruit notes in addition to hints of ink and forest floor. This beautifully rich, savory Latour will be surprisingly drinkable in 4-5 years, and should age easily for two decades or more. April 2012 Drink 2016-2036 93-95 WA

2 bts.

2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

per lot $1,100 - $1,300

343 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2006 Pomerol. The 2006 Petrus now seems to be evolving more slowly than the 2006 Le Pin: the fruit darker with raspberry coulis, mulberry, hints of marmalade and crushed rose petals coming forth. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, gently gripping the mouth and demonstrating admirable weight and complexity. You might almost think there was some Cabernet Franc towards the finish thanks to the subtle peppery notes coming through. It is probably ready to drink now, but the substance here suggests that it will age for another decade and continue to offer pleasure long a#er. Tasted January 2016. 94 WS 96 WA

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CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2009 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2000 Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé 1 torn label

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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 100 WA 2 bts.

per lot $2,500 - $2,900

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. Drink: 2020-2050 99+ WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2003 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé 93 WA 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $600

per lot $2,100 - $2,500

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2007 Pomerol. 93 WA 1 bt.

per lot $2,100 - $2,500

345 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2007 Pomerol. 93 WA 1 bt.

341

per lot $2,100 - $2,500

per lot $2,100 - $2,500


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CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2009 Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2011 Pomerol.

It is hard to call Petrus a “sleeper of the vintage,” but the 2008 will merit more a!ention than most consumers would think. Low yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare resulted in only 25,000 bo!les of this beauty. A wine of great intensity (possibly the most concentrated wine of the vintage), this 100% Merlot boasts a dark purple color as well as a sweet perfume of mocha, caramel, black cherries, black currants, earth and forest floor. Deep, unctuously textured, full-bodied and pure, it will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring and should drink well for 25-30+ years. 93 WS 97 WA

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+ 98 WS 100 WA

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 95 WA

1 bt.

1 bt.

1 bt.

per lot $2,500 - $2,900

per lot $3,600 - $4,200

per lot $2,100 - $2,500

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CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2008 Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2010 Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2011 Pomerol.

It is hard to call Petrus a “sleeper of the vintage,” but the 2008 will merit more a!ention than most consumers would think. Low yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare resulted in only 25,000 bo!les of this beauty. A wine of great intensity (possibly the most concentrated wine of the vintage), this 100% Merlot boasts a dark purple color as well as a sweet perfume of mocha, caramel, black cherries, black currants, earth and forest floor. Deep, unctuously textured, full-bodied and pure, it will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring and should drink well for 25-30+ years. 93 WS 97 WA

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. 100 WA

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 95 WA

1 bt.

1 bt.

1 bt.

per lot $2,500 - $2,900

per lot $3,500 - $4,100

per lot $2,100 - $2,500

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CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2010 Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2012 Pomerol.

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+ 98 WS 100 WA

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. 100 WA

1 bt.

1 bt.

Tasted blind at the Southwold 2012 tasting, the 2012 Petrus demonstrated a forward, fruitdriven, ripe raspberry and wild strawberry bouquet underneath which lies graphite and forest floor aromas. It seems refined, understated, nonchalant even. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly savory opening, as if there was a tiny drop of Cabernet Franc. The tannins are fine but firm, the red fruit infused with cooked meat, black pepper and sage notes, although I was anticipating a finish armed with more body. That may well develop in time, yet it remains a regal Pomerol that will probably merit a higher score with bo!le age, hence the plus-sign against the score. Tasted January 2016. 96+ WA

per lot $3,600 - $4,200

per lot $3,500 - $4,100

1 bt.

per lot $2,100 - $2,500


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CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2012 Pomerol.

TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2007 Tuscany.

TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2009 Tuscany.

Tasted blind at the Southwold 2012 tasting, the 2012 Petrus demonstrated a forward, fruitdriven, ripe raspberry and wild strawberry bouquet underneath which lies graphite and forest floor aromas. It seems refined, understated, nonchalant even. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly savory opening, as if there was a tiny drop of Cabernet Franc. The tannins are fine but firm, the red fruit infused with cooked meat, black pepper and sage notes, although I was anticipating a finish armed with more body. That may well develop in time, yet it remains a regal Pomerol that will probably merit a higher score with bo!le age, hence the plus-sign against the score. Tasted January 2016. 96+ WA

The estate’s 2007 Masseto is fabulous. Loads of black cherry, blackberry and cassis are intermingled with minerals, violets and French oak. This is an especially sensual Masseto that impresses for its clarity, intensity and length. The wine’s pedigree is impossible to miss, in fact in one of my blind tastings it was immediately identifiable; the class and sheer personality of Masseto came through in spades. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027 96 WA

The 2009 Masseto bursts from the glass with dark red berries, blackberries, flowers, licorice and tar. It shows lovely up-front juiciness and expressive inner perfume in a surprisingly accessible style for this wine. Like the Ornellaia, the 2009 Masseto has quite a bit of freshness, although it, too, is medium-bodied in structure. In this vintage the Ornellaia team was especially selective and only used part of the three vineyards that typically go into Masseto. I have been fortunate to taste every vintage of Masseto, most more than once recently. Masseto has a great track record for aging, even in the smallest, least promising of vintages. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029. June 2012 94+ WA

1 bt.

TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2008 Tuscany.

3 bts. (OWC)

The 2008 Masseto is another huge wine. It boasts tons of energy in a tense, inward style I can only describe as implosive, as if the wine is holding back all of its energy. A deep core of black fruit, grilled herbs, licorice and new leather emerges from time to time, but the tannins are still imposing. There is no shortage of pedigree. I fully expect the 2008 to develop into one of the great Massetos. Needless to say, it will be interesting to taste the 2008 in vertical tastings in the future. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033. June 2012 97+ WA

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per lot $2,100 - $2,500

356 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. 96 WA 3 bts. (OWC)

per lot $2,300 - $2,700

360

3 bts. (OWC)

per lot $2,100 - $2,400

per lot $2,400 - $2,800

361

357 TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2005 Tuscany. Drink: 2011-2020 94 WA 1 bt.

3 bts. (OWC)

per lot $800 - $900

358 TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2006 Tuscany. The wine possesses staggering richness in a style that perfectly captures the essence of this great Tuscan vintage. Black cherries, flowers, licorice and sweet toasted oak are just some of the nuances that emerge from the 2006 Masseto. A wine of breathtaking depth, it also reveals superb clarity, freshness and vibrancy in a sumptuous, beautifully-balanced style. Simply put, the 2006 Masseto is a masterpiece from Tenuta dell’ Ornellaia. Drink: 2016-2040 100 WA 3 bts. (OWC)

per lot $3,200 - $3,700

TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2008 Tuscany. The 2008 Masseto is another huge wine. It boasts tons of energy in a tense, inward style I can only describe as implosive, as if the wine is holding back all of its energy. A deep core of black fruit, grilled herbs, licorice and new leather emerges from time to time, but the tannins are still imposing. There is no shortage of pedigree. I fully expect the 2008 to develop into one of the great Massetos. Needless to say, it will be interesting to taste the 2008 in vertical tastings in the future. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033. June 2012 97+ WA 1 mag.

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

per lot $2,000 - $2,300

TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2011 Tuscany. From Italy’s most celebrated 7-hectare plot of Merlot, the 2011 Masseto is a wine of grand and lo"y ambitions that happily materialize in the glass. This wine delivers on all the many promises it makes. First is the exceptional quality of the bouquet with seamless integration of dark fruit to spice, to chocolate, to Mediterranean herb. The aromas are presented in kaleidoscope effect so that many bright colors blend into one. Second, is the mouthfeel that is as supple, rich and persistent as you should expect of a wine of this pedigree. Lastly, is the wine’s aging potential that is already evident in terms of the integrated acidity and the richness of the tannins. In fact, the tannins are absolutely gorgeous here: They are silky, refined and delightful. It’s not the greatest Masseto ever made, but it performs beautifully nonetheless. October 2014 95 WA 3 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,900 - $2,200

364 GAJA COSTA RUSSI LANGHE 2000 Piedmont. u. 2 cm. 94 WA 1 bt.

per lot $400 - $500


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FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 2000 Douro, Portugal.

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1990 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

The 2000 Fonseca continues to exude finesse and focus on the nose, with pure blackberry, juniper berries, licorice and a touch of sloes, perhaps as Adrian Bridge remarked, just beginning to close a!er ten years in bo"le. The palate is underpinned by very fine tannins, a sensual, svelte texture with wonderful acidity. The harmony and symmetry is alluring, the finish precise and demonstrating the persistency to suggest a long future ahead. Drink 2020-2060. February 2013 96 WA

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 93+ WA

TOMMASI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA 1977 (1) Veneto. u. 3 cm.

2 bts.

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1986 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé

per lot $200 - $300

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 1985 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. hs.

366 FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 2003 Douro, Portugal. Drink 2030-2065 94 WA 1 bt.

per lot $70 - $80

Fine Wine From Various Owners

367 CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 1989 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 4 x bn. 5 x vts. 1 x ts. 1 x hs. 2 x corroded capsules 11 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

368 CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 1989 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 5 x vts. 1x ts. 3 x hs. 2 x corroded capsules 12 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

369 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1984 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. vts. CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1986 (2) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1986 (2) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 7 bts.

per lot $1,600 - $2,000

FATTORIA DEI BARBI COLOMBINI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1985 (2) Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. CASTELLO BANFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1983 (2) Tuscany. u. 2 x ts. CASTELLO BANFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1987 (2) Tuscany. u. 2 x bn. CASTELLO BANFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1988 (2) Tuscany. u. 2 x ts. IL CHIUSO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1983 (1) Tuscany. u. ts.

371

LA SERENA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1995 (1) Tuscany. u. vts.

CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 1986 (1) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. bn.

TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1986 (1) Tuscany. u. vts.

CHÂTEAU GISCOURS 1986 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. hs.

12 bts. per lot $800 - $1,200

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1975 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé

373

CHÂTEAU SOCIANDO-MALLET 1990 (2) Haut-Medoc. u. 2 x vts.

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2009 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU SOCIANDO-MALLET 1984 (1) Haut-Medoc. u. hs. bin soiled label 6 bts. per lot $600 - $700

Here, it is clearly bestowed a very powerful and intense bouquet with raspberry jam, boysenberry, graphite and cold, wet limestone aromas - very well defined and focused, the oak seamlessly integrated. The palate is mediumbodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, in a funny way more like a 2010 towards the finish thanks to its structure. It still feels quite backward and with much more to give, a sense of coiled up energy conveyed upon the extremely persistent finish. It remains a deeply impressive Pauillac with decades ahead of it. Tasted December 2016. 98 WA 3 bts. per lot $700 - $800


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CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 2009 Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1993 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. 97 WA

92 WA

1 bt.

6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $300 - $400

2 bts.

per lot $3,400 - $4,000

380 ALAIN JAUME & FILS CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE DOMAINE GRAND VENEUR VIEILLES VIGNES 2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 92 WA per lot $500 - $600

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DOMINUS ESTATE 2008 Napa Valley.

KAESLER WINES OLD BASTARD SHIRAZ 1999 (1) Barossa Valley, South Australia.

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. 94 WS 99 WA 1 bt.

per lot $300 - $400

376 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1993 Pomerol.

MASSENA SHIRAZ THE ELEVENTH HOUR 2002 (3) Barossa Valley, South Australia. 4 bts. per lot $300 - $400

382 ALAIN JAUME & FILS CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE DOMAINE GRAND VENEUR VIEILLES VIGNES 2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 92 WA

92 WA 6 bts. (OWC) 2 bts.

383

377 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1993 Pomerol. 92 WA 2 bts.

UMBERTO CESARI LIANO SANGIOVESECABERNET SAUVIGNON RUBICONE 2008 Emilia-Romangna. 9 ltr. (OWC)

per lot $3,400 - $4,000

378 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1993 Pomerol. 92 WA 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $600

per lot $3,400 - $4,000

per lot $3,400 - $4,000

per lot $500 - $700


Wine Index Alsace 2000 Hugel & Fils Riesling Hugel (40)

Argentina Mendoza

1997 Clarendon Hills Shiraz Piggott Range Vineyard (245) Penfolds Grange (288) 1998 Penfolds Grange (288) 2000 Penfolds Grange (289) 2001 Alkoomi Frankland River Blackbutt (46) Penfolds Grange (264) Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz (290)

2010 Felino Viña Cobos Merlot (242)

2002 Penfolds Grange (289) Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz (290)

Australia

2003 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 (289)

Barossa Valley 1999 Kaesler Wines Old Bastard Shiraz (381) 2001 Barossa Old Vine Wine Company Shiraz (293) 2002 Henschke Keyneton Estate Euphonium Red Blend (292) Massena Shiraz the Eleventh Hour (381)

2004 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 (289) 2005 Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz (290) 2006 Clarendon Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Brookman Vineyard (245) Clarendon Hills Syrah Hickinbotham Vineyard (245) Penfolds Grange Bin 95 (180)

2004 Torbreck Run Rig (46)

Canada

2005 Kaesler Wines Old Bastard Shiraz (46) Massena Shiraz the Eleventh Hour (279)

Okanagan Valley

Beechwood 2004 Castagna Genesis Syrah (292)

2008 Meyer Family Vinyards Pinot Noir (247) 2010 Meyer Family Vinyards Pinot Noir (247, 247)

Clare Valley

Champagne

2012 Grosset Springvale Riesling (30)

1985 Gosset Grand Millésime Brut (28)

Eden Valley

2000 Dom Pérignon Brut (27)

1991 Henschke Hill of Grace (202) 2004 Henschke Hill of Grace (291)

McLaren Vale 1998 Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz (279) 2001 D’Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz (319)

South Australia 1996 Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz (290)

2003 Dom Pérignon Brut Rose (27) 2005 Agrapart & Fils Minéral Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut (188) 2006 Agrapart & Fils Avizoise Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut (188)

Germany Mosel 1997 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese (106) 1999 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese (106) Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese (106) 2000 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett (108) 2001 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese (109) 2005 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese (106)

Rheingau 1997 Schloss Johannisberg Riesling Grünlack Spätlese (108)

Rheinhessen 1999 Gunderloch Nackenheimer Rothenberg Riesling Aulese (105) Gunderloch Nackenheimer Rothenberg Riesling Beerenauslese (104) 2000 Gunderloch Nackenheimer Rothenberg Riesling Spätlese (105) 2001 Gunderloch Nackenheimer Rothenberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese (105)

Hungary 1975 Oremus Tokaji Eszencia (107) 1995 St. Stephan’s Crown Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos (107) 1999 Royal Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos (107)

Italy Campania

Chile

2001 Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico Rosso (274)

2003 Vinedo Chadwick (45)

2010 Roccamonfina Terra Di Lavoro (249)


Emilia-Romangna 2008 Umberto Cesari Liano Sangiovese-Cabernet Sauvignon Rubicone (383)

Piedmonte 1990 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano Riserva (153) Elio Altare Barolo Vigna Arborina (277) 1996 Aldo Conterno Barolo Gran Bussia (278) Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Cicala (102) 1997 Angelo Gaja Sperss (93) Gaja Sori Tildin Langhe (271) Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato (102) 1998 Domenico Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra (102) 2000 Gaja Costa Russi Langhe (364) Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino (275) Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis (278) 2001 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto di Serralunga d`Alba (277) Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppe (158) Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia (277) 2004 Angelo Gaja Langhe Sperss (154) Borgogno Barolo Le Categorie Umane #4 (21) Domenico Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra (158) 2006 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis (159) 2007 Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche Brunate (159)

1988 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino (372)

2011 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Masseto (363)

1995 La Serena Brunello di Montalcino (372) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (272)

Veneto

1997 Castelgiocondo Marchesi de Frescobaldi Lamaione Toscana (102) Marchesi di Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino CastelGiocondo (310) Tenuta dell’Ornellaia (273) 1998 Marchesi Antinori Solaia (276, 90) Tenuta dell’Ornellaia (273) Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia Masseto (95) Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia Ornellaia (101) Tenuta Guado al Tasso Antinori Bolgheri Superiore (92) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (272, 94, 94) 1999 Argiano Solengo (103) Biondi-Santi Brunello Di Montalcino Tenuta Greppo (41) Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura (102) Marchesi Antinori Solaia (276, 90) Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia Masseto (96, 97, 98, 99, 42, 43) Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia Ornellaia (100) Tenuta Guado al Tasso Antinori Bolgheri Superiore (92) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (272) 2000 Castello dei Rampolla Vigna d’Alceo (270) Marchesi Antinori Solaia (276) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (272) 2001 Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia Masseto (310) 2004 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova (160) Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli (160) Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Masseto (356)

2008 Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Vigna Casa Mate (159)

2005 Le Macchiole Scrio (249) Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Masseto (357)

2011 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo (270)

2006 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Masseto (358)

Tuscany

2007 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve (41) Marchesi Antinori Solaia (156) Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Masseto (359)

1983 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino (372) Il Chiuso Brunello di Montalcino (372) 1985 Fattoria dei Barbi Colombini Brunello di Montalcino (372) 1986 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (372) 1987 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino (372)

2008 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Masseto (360, 361) 2009 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Masseto (362) 2010 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova (155) Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (157)

1977 Tommasi Amarone Della Valpolicella (372)

Lebanon 2001 Château Musar Blanc (246)

Loire Loire Valley 2015 Coteaux du Loir Pineau d’Aunis (242)

Port Douro 1985 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port (32) 1992 Fonseca Vintage Port (311) 1994 Churchill’s Vintage Port (305) Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port (311) 1999 Dow’s Quinta Senhora da Ribeira Vintage Port (305) 2000 Fonseca Vintage Port (365) 2003 Fonseca Vintage Port (366) 2005 Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port (311)

Red Bordeaux Bordeaux 2005 Château d’Argadens (224) Château Puygueraud (304) 2008 Château Beaulieu Compte de Tastes (211) 2009 Château La Vieille Cure (127) 2012 Domaine de Bouscaut Caduce (215)


Côtes de Bordeaux 2006 Château le Doyenné (214) 2008 Château Ampélia Castillon (224) Château Marsau (224)

1986 Château Giscours (371) Château Margaux (370) 1988 Château Rausan-Ségla (309) 1993 Château Margaux (200)

Médoc 1989 Chateau Chasse-Spleen (212) 2006 Baron Edmond de Rothschild Château Malmaison (222)

1996 Château Kirwan (5) Château Margaux (195)

2009 Château des Grands Chènes (222) Château la Tour de By (212, 222) Château Tour St. Bonnet (222)

Côtes de Castillon

1997 Château Margaux (295, 299)

Moulis-en-Medoc

2008 Château d’Aiguilhe (210) Clos des Lunelles (210)

1998 Château Malescot St. Exupéry (225) Château Margaux (295)

2009 Château Poujeaux (212)

Fronsac

1999 Château Margaux (295, 299, 193) Château Rauzan-Ségla (189)

Côtes de Bordeaux Blaye 2009 Château La Haie (213)

2006 Château Saint Nicolas (226)

Haut-Medoc 1984 Château Sociando-Mallet (371) 1990 Château Sociando-Mallet (371) 2004 Château le Meynieu (209) 2006 Château Belle-Vue (209, 222) 2009 Château Belle-Vue (230, 222) Château de Gironville (213) Château Saint- Paul (222) Château Senejac (212, 226) 2008 Château La Tour Carnet (213) 2009 Château Belgrave (211) Château Bernadotte (213, 222) Château Caronne-St.Gemme (213)

Listrac-Médoc 2003 Baron Edmond de Rothschild Château Clarke (3) 2005 Baron Edmond de Rothschild Château Clarke (207) 2009 Château Clarke Baron Edmond de Rothschild (3)

Margaux 1970 Château Palmer (294) 1985 Château Margaux (294)

2000 Château Margaux (295, 299, 320, 117, 118, 119) 2001 Château Kirwan (5, 225) Château Margaux (296, 194) Château Palmer (191) 2002 Château Margaux (296, 297, 283) 2003 Château Margaux (296, 297, 192) 2004 Château Margaux (296, 297, 193) 2005 Château Dauzac (300) Château Durfort-Vivens (300) Château Margaux (200) Château Palmer (191) Château Prieuré-Lichine (207) Château Rauzan-Ségla (189) 2006 Château Margaux (298, 195) 2007 Château Margaux (298) 2008 Château d’Issan (225) Chateau Margaux (298, 299) 2009 Château Angludet (225) Château Malescot St. Exupéry La Dame de Malescot (225) Château Malescot, St. Exupery (230) Château Margaux Pavillon Rouge (266) Château Prieuré-Lichine (205) 2012 Château Kirwan (5)

Pauillac 1986 Château Lafite Rothschild (192) Château Mouton-Rothschild (111, 112, 113) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (370) 1989 Château Batailley (367, 368) Château Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longeville (254) Château Pontet-Canet (203, 219) 1990 Château Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longeville (114) 1994 Château Latour (20) Château Lynch-Bages (10) Château Mouton-Rothschild (16) Château Pontet-Canet (203) 1995 Château Clerc Milon (314) Château Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longeville (36) Château Lynch-Bages (10) Château LYNCH-MOUSSAS (23) Château Mouton-Rothschild (17) Château Pichon Longeuville Comtesse de Lalande (36) Château Pontet-Canet (314) 1996 Carruades de Lafite (314) Château Clerc Milon (48) Château Mouton-Rothschild (18) Château Pontet-Canet (47, 265) 1998 Château Clerc Milon (48) Château Lafite Rothschild (282) Château Lynch-Bages (10) 1999 Château Latour (199) Château Lynch-Bages (10)


2000 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (191) Château Lafite Rothschild (257) Château Latour (193) Château Latour Les Forts de Latour (24) Château Lynch-Bages (263, 11) Château Mouton Rothschild (258, 196) Château Pichon Longeuville Comtesse de Lalande (262) 2001 Château Lynch-Bages (12) 2002 Château Lynch-Bages (12) Château Mouton Rothschild (285) Château Mouton-Rothschild (19) 2003 Château Latour (115) Château Lynch-Bages (304, 12) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (284) Château Pontet-Canet (303) 2004 Château Lafite Rothschild (302, 282) Château Lynch-Bages (13) Château Pontet-Canet (303) 2005 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (190) Château Lafite Rothschild (333) Château Latour (330) Château Lynch-Bages (13) 2006 Château d’Armailhac (212) Château Latour (334) Château Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longeville (284) Château Lynch-Bages (13) Château Pontet-Canet (203) 2007 Château Latour (335) 2008 Château Latour (336) Château Pontet-Canet (219) Hauts de Pontet-Canet (203) Les Hauts de Pontet-Canet (219) 2009 Château Batailley (226) Château Duhart-Milon (217) Château Haut-Batailley (206) Château Latour (337) Château Pédesclaux (211) Château Pontet-Canet (228, 373, 219) Hauts de Pontet-Canet (203) Les Hauts de Pontet-Canet (227) 2010 Château Latour (338) Château Pontet-Canet (116) 2011 Château Latour (339) Pauillac De Lynch-Bages (23)

Pessac-Léognan 1982 Château La Mission Haut-Brion (120, 121) 1984 Château La Mission Haut-Brion (369) 1986 Château La Mission Haut-Brion (369) Château Pape Clement (220) 1990 Château Haut-Brion (255, 122) 1995 Château Haut-Brion (199) 1996 Château La Mission Haut-Brion (192) 1998 Château Haut-Brion (280) 1999 Château Bahans Haut-Brion (4) 2000 Château Bahans Haut-Brion (4) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (340, 256) Château Pape Clement (263)

2000 Château Gazin (34) Château L’Eglise-Clinet (34) 2002 Château Pétrus (197) 2006 Château Pétrus (342, 343, 267) 2007 Château Pétrus (344, 345) 2008 Château Pétrus (346, 347) Château Rouget (208) 2009 Château Pétrus (348, 349) Château Trotanoy (374) 2010 Château La Violette (124) Château Pétrus (350, 351, 123) 2011 Château Pétrus (352, 353) 2012 Château Pétrus (354, 355)

2002 Château Bahans Haut-Brion (4) Château Haut-Brion (280) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (281)

Saint-Emilion

2003 Château La Mission Haut-Brion (341, 281)

1985 Château Pavie (370)

2005 Château Bouscaut (221, 221) Château Pape Clement (259)

1989 Château La Dominique (213)

2008 Château de Fieuzal (221) Château Haut-Bergey (212, 221) 2009 Château Branon (223) Château Larrivet Haut-Brion (221) 2010 Château Pape Clement (220)

Pomerol 1993 Château Pétrus (376, 377, 378, 379) 1995 Vieux Château Certan (50)

2010 Château Fleur Cardinale, Grand Cru (230)

1995 Château Pavie-Macquin (14) 1996 Château Angélus (50) Château Pavie-Macquin (14) 1998 Château Angélus (260) Château Ausone (287) Château Beauséjour Duffau-Lagarrosse (315) Château Troplong Mondot (315) 1999 Château Pavie-Macquin (14) 2000 Château Angélus (321) Château Pavie-Macquin (15)

1998 Château Gazin (317) Château La Conseillante (317) Château La Fleur-Gazin (82) Château Pétrus (89, 91)

2001 Château Pavie-Macquin (15)

1999 Château L’Eglise (34)

2003 Château Angélus (322) Château La Gaffelière (33) Château Pavie (331, 286, 125) Château Pipeau (301)

2002 Château Pavie-Macquin (15, 35)


2004 Château Angélus (323) Château Cheval Blanc (287) 2005 Château Angélus (324) Château L’Arrosée (301) Château La Gaffelière (33) Château Pavie (286) 2006 Château Angélus (325) Château Pavie-Macquin (15) 2007 Château Angélus (326) Château Pavie (331) 2008 Château Angélus (327) Château Pavie (332) Château Troplong Mondot (35) 2009 Château Angélus (328) Château Barde-Haut (229) Château Faizeau Vieilles Vignes (229) 2011 Château Angélus (329) Château Pavie (331)

Saint-Estèphe 1975 Château Montrose (371) 1990 Château Montrose (254) 1995 Château Calon-Ségur (52) 1996 Château Calon-Ségur (52) Château Cos d`Estournel (312) Château Cos d’Estournel (261) 2000 Château Calon-Ségur (53) Château Phélan Ségur (22) 2001 Château Cos d’Estournel (189) 2003 Château Calon-Ségur (54)

1985 Château Léoville-Poyferré (309)

2010 Pavillon de Léoville-Poyferré (213, 218)

1986 Château Léoville-Las-Cases (253) Château Beychevelle (371)

Red Burgundy

1990 Château Léoville Barton (251, 370) 1993 Château Léoville-Barton (6)

1997 Domaine du Château de Puligny-Montrachet Montrachet (268)

1994 Château Léoville-Barton (6)

Côte de Beaune

1995 Château Léoville Barton (36) Château Léoville-Barton (6) 1996 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (252) Château Lagrange (313) Château Léoville Barton (313) Château Léoville-Barton (6) 1998 Château Léoville-Barton (51, 7) 1999 Chateau Gruaud-Larose (49) Château Léoville-Barton (51, 7) 2000 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (2) Chateau Gruaud-Larose (49, 36) Château Léoville Barton (251) Château Léoville Las Cases (189) Château Léoville-Barton (7) 2001 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (1) Château Langoa-Barton (9) Château Léoville-Barton (51, 7) 2002 Château Langoa-Barton (9) Château Léoville-Barton (7) 2003 Château Lagrange (36) Château Langoa-Barton (9) 2004 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (1) Château Langoa-Barton (9) Château Léoville-Barton (8) Croix de Beaucaillou (22)

2005 Château Cos d’Estournel (306) Château Lafon-Rouchet (207)

2005 Château Léoville-Barton (8)

2009 Château Cos d’Estournel (307)

2006 Château Léoville-Barton (8)

2010 Château Cos d’Estournel (308)

2008 Château Branaire-Ducru (216) Château Gloria (210) Clos du Marquis (226)

Saint-Julien 1982 Château Léoville Barton (51, 251) Château Léoville-Poyferré (309)

Côte d’Or

2009 Château Branaire-Ducru (204, 216) Château Léoville-Poyferré (126)

1982 Joseph Drouhin Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche (236, 237) 1990 Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne (233) 1994 Domaine Marquis d’Angerville Volnay Clos des Ducs (234) 1996 Bouchard Père et Fils Grèves Vignes de L’Enfant Jesus (81) Domaine Philippe Delagrange Meursault-Charmes (232) 1997 Domaine Leroy Corton-Renardes (235) 1999 Domaine Antonin Guyon Clos des Chênes Volnay (234) Domaine Leroy Volnay Santenots (78) Domaine Vincent Girardin Meursault Les Narvaux (232) 2001 Domaine Amiot Guy & Fils Chassagne-Montrachet Les Cailleretes (40) Domaine Matrot Meursault-Charmes (232) Domaine Pierre Matrot Puligny Montrachet Les Combettes (232) Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne (233) 2002 Domaine Charles Thomas Pommard-Rugiens (234) Domaine Jacques Prieuré Puligny Montrachet Les Combettes (232) Michel Bouzereau et Fils Meursault-Charmes Les Charmes Dessus (232) 2005 Domaine Marquis d’Angerville Volnay Clos des Ducs (142) Labouré-Roi Beaune Les Teurons (231) 2006 Comte Armand Pommard Clos des Epeneaux Monopole (235) Domaine Rapet Père & Fils Corton (235) 2007 Bouchard Père & Fils Meursault Les Perrières (128) Domaine Martelet de Cherisey Meursault-Blagny La Genelotte (232)


2008 Bouchard Père & Fils Montrachet (235) Domaine de la Pousse d’Or Volnay Clos Bousse Monopole (234)

2011 Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin (134, 135, 136) Dujac Fils & Père Morey-Saint-Denis (26)

2009 Domaine Comte Armand Pommard Clos des Epeneaux Monopole (144) Louis Jadot Corton Clos du Roi (25)

2014 Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin (138, 139) Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos des Bèze (140, 141) Domaine Armand Rousseau Charmes-Chambertin (137) Domaine Armand Rousseau Clos de la Roche (143)

2010 Clos du Moulin aux Moines Auxey-Duresses Moulin aux Moines Monopole Vieilles Vignes (234) Louis Jadot Beaune Clos des Ursules (25) 2013 Benjamin Leroux Batard-Montrachet (26)

Côte de Nuits 1961 Domaine Torotchot Clos Saint-Denis (235) 1996 Domaine des Perdrix Echezeaux (234) Domaine Leroy Romanée St. Vivant (77) 1997 Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin (56) Domaine Leroy Clos de Vougeot (70, 71, 72, 73) 1999 Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin (57, 58, 59, 60) Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin clos de bèze (57, 58, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68) Domaine de la Vougeraie Vougeot Clos du Prieuré Monopole Blanc (233) Domaine Faiveley Clos de Vougeot (37) Domaine Leroy Chambertin (69) Domaine Leroy Musigny (74) Domaine Leroy Richebourg (75, 76) 2000 Clos de Tart Morey St-Denis (37) 2001 Domaine de la Vougeraie Vougeot Clos du Prieuré Monopole Blanc (233) Lucien le Moine Chambertin Clos de la Roche (37) 2005 Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes (132) Comte Georges de Vogüé. Musigny. Vieilles Vignes 05 (133) Domaine Armand Rousseau Mazy-Chambertin (55) 2006 Louis Jadot Musigny (268) 2008 Louis Jadot Clos Saint-Denis (25) 2009 Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes (131) Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvée Coeur de Roy (130) Domaine Bruno Clair Bonnes-Mares (129) 2010 Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin (269) Domaine Dujac Clos St. Denis (238)

1995 M. Chapoutier Côte Rôtie La Mordorée (31) 1996 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (240) 1998 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc (80) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Mouline (83, 84, 85, 86, 87) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Turque (83, 84, 85, 86, 87) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Landonne (83, 84, 85, 86)

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

1999 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (79) Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc (80) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Mouline (87) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Turque (148) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Landonne (148)

1995 M.Chapoutier Hermitage La Sizeranne (240)

2000 M.Chapoutier Ermitage de Le Méal Blanc (38)

1998 Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée des Cadettes (88) L&A Brunel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux Cuvée Centenaire (39) P & V Maurel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Galets Blonds (88)

2001 Domaine Jaboulet Aînè Domaine de Thalabert Crozes-Hermitage (240) M.Chapoutier Ermitage de Le Méal Blanc (38) Nöel Verset Cornas (239)

Rhône Red

1999 Château Cabrières Châteauneuf-du-Pape Prestige (201) Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée des Cadettes (39) M.Chapoutier Hermitage La Sizeranne (201) 2000 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape (201) 2001 Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée des Cadettes (39) 2005 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-duPape Réservé (150) 2007 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (150) Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Hommage à Jacques Perrin (147) Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape (152) 2009 Alain Jaume & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine Grand Veneur Vieilles Vignes (380, 382) Domaine la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Chaupin (152) 2010 Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Cuvée du Papet (151) Domaine de Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-duPape “La Crau” (151) Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Exceptionnelle (88)

Rhône 1990 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle (240)

2002 Nöel Verset Cornas (239) 2003 Nöel Verset Cornas (239) 2005 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Landonne (148) E.Guigal Côte Rôtie Château D’Ampuis (39) 2009 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas (146) Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (145) 2011 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (149)

Southern France Languedoc 2010 Château de Bagnoles (213)

Languedoc-Roussillon 2000 Domaine des Jougla Saint-Chinian (212, 226)

Spain Bierzo 2006 Descendientes de J. Palacios Moncerbal (242)

Leon, Spain

Descendientes de J. Palacios Las Lamas (242) 2007 Descendientes de J. Palacios Villa de Corullon (242)


Spain 2004 Clos de L’Obac Priorat (45)

United States Red Central Coast, California 2007 Jonata El Desafio de Jonata (185)

Napa Valley 1978 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill (161) 1994 Signorello Cabernet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (248) 1995 Robert Craig Affinity Proprietary Red Wine (248) 1996 Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards Èloge (248) Robert Craig Affinity Proprietary Red Wine (248) 1997 Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon (162) Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (162) Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Honoring Joe Heitz (44) 1999 Dalla Valle Vineyards Maya Proprietary Red (163) 2000 Shafer Vineyards Relentless (44) 2001 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (44) 2002 Araujo Estate Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard (165) Abreu Vineyards Madrona Ranch Proprietary Red (164) Dominus Estate (244) 2003 Dominus Estate (244, 44) 2004 Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards Èloge (248) Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (44) Colgin Cellars Cariad Proprietary Red (166) 2005 Araujo Estate Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard (167) Harlan Estate Proprietary Red (168) 2006 Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon (185) Dominus Estate (243)

2007 Dana Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Lotus Vineyard (169) Dominus Estate (318) Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (170, 171, 172) Sloan Proprietary Red (181) Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (186) 2008 Dominus Estate (375, 182) Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (186) 2009 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (173, 174, 175) 2013 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon (183) Schrader Cabernet Sauvignon LPV. Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard (187) Schrader Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard (187) Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (176, 177, 178) Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (179)

North Coast, California 1999 Vérité La Joie (44) 2005 Vérité La Joie (184)

United States White Knights Valley, Sonoma 2009 Peter Michael La Carrière Chardonnay (241)

Sonoma Coast 2008 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay (241)

Willamette Valley, Oregon

Evening Land Gold Label Seven Springs Vineyard La Source Chardonnay (241)

White Bordeaux Sauternais 1990 Château Raymond-Lafon (316) 1997 Chateau d’Yquem (305, 110) 2001 Château d’Yquem (198)

White Burgundy Burgundy 1998 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Valmur (81)

2010 Joseph Drouhin Côte de Beaune Blanc (81)

Chablis 2008 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Bougros Côte Bouguerots (128) Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Les Clos (128) 2011 William Fèvre Chablis Les Preuses (29)


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

or older.

HS.

HIGH SHOULDER: Slight natural reduction through

MS.

LS.

BS.

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

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

rare sort of bottle. Wine will usually be undrinkable.

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

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.

payment Payment for purchases must be by INTERAC direct debit (Cdn clients in person only), certified cheque (U.S. & Overseas not applicable), travelers cheque, bank draft, electronic transfer (fee applies), VISA or Mastercard (up to $25,000). ALL PRICES IN CANADIAN FUNDS note 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.

shipping Please visit our website for shipping information: finewine.waddingtons.ca


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 Waddington’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

INVENTORY

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Our trained professionals can catalogue your entire collection quickly in order to get your cellar running efficiently and on the right track.

CELLARMANAGER

®

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EST. 2004

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Fine Wine Online Auction - February 19 - 27, 2018  

Waddington's Fine Wine Auction Catalogue

Fine Wine Online Auction - February 19 - 27, 2018  

Waddington's Fine Wine Auction Catalogue