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Fine Wine Online Auction MARCH 2 — 10, 2020


Fine Wine Online Auction MARCH 2 ­­­— 10, 2020


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CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1986 (OWC)

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CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1996

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CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1986

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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAILLY 2004 (OWC) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1989 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x bn.

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1970 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x ts. 2 x hs. 4 x soiled, wrinkled & peeling labels.

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

WA 93

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

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1989 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

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

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

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CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 2 x scuffed, wrinkled & peeling labels. 1 x scraped capsule.

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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAILLY 2004 Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1966 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. hs. scraped and peeling label

The 2004 Haut-Bailly is a candidate for the finest wine of the appellation. Its dark ruby/purple color is accompanied by classic aromas of scorched earth, sweet black currants, cherries, and a hint of pain grille. Light on its feet, but substantially flavored, it possesses stunning purity, good acidity, ripe tannin, and abundant flavor as well as length. It builds incrementally and subtly in the mouth, but it’s the real deal. June 2007 WA 93

June 2007 WA 93

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The 1966 Latour remains an exemplar of the vintage, certainly one of the best, if not the best Le! Bank wine of the vintage. Here, served blind, its quality was a beacon, quintessentially Pauillac with that trademark graphite seam through the intense black fruit, cold stone and a touch of tobacco. It remains undimmed by its age (though this was served from a magnum of impeccable provenance). The palate is medium-bodied and that graphite theme continues unabated, flanked by beautiful, precise and pure vestiges of black fruit. "Pure class" are the final two words of my tasting note and at 50 years old, they sum up this immensely impressive Château Latour. Tasted September 2016. Drink: 2016-2030 WA 96

CHÂTEAU GLORIA 1995 (OWC) Saint-Julien.

1 mag.

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

3 CHÂTEAU DAUGAY 2000 (OWC) Saint-Émilion. 12 bts. per lot $300 - $500

The 1986 Mouton-Rothschild is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot that was picked from 2 October until 16 October. Winemaker Philippe Dhalluin, who was not working at the property back then, told me that the pH was fairly low at 3.54 when it is usually around 3.75, due to the natural tartaric acid in the vines. It has a powerful and intense bouquet as always: exemplary graphite and cedar scents, a touch of black pepper and incense. It seems to unfurl in the glass, like a motor revving its engine. The palate is beautifully balanced with its trademark firm tannic structure, a MoutonRothschild with backbone and masculinity. Layers of black fruit intermingling with mint and graphite, a hint of licorice emanating from the Merlot, gently fanning out and my God, it is incredibly long. It is not like the 1985 MoutonRothschild that is so fleshy and generous. This is serious, aristocratic Mouton, a true vin de garde and yes, I do think drinkers will have to wait until it reaches its true peak. Sometimes that's just the way it is. Tasted September 2016. Drink: 2021-2050 WS 99 WA 100

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

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

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CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1970 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x ts. 1 x hs. 3 x soiled, wrinkled & peeling labels. 1 x raised cork. 1 x scraped capsule

CHÂTEAU TALBOT 1988 (OWC) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé 12 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

6 CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2004 (OWC) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 12 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

7 CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1989 (OWC) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé WS 95 12 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,600

WA 93

per lot $2,000 - $2,400

15 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 2 x scraped & wrinkled labels September 2016. Drink: 2021-2050 WS 99 WA 100

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

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per lot $2,000 - $2,400

16 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 2 x scraped & wrinkled labels September 2016. Drink: 2021-2050 WS 99 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,400


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CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 2 x scraped & wrinkled labels

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1989 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé scraped label

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x bn.

September 2016. Drink: 2021-2050 WS 99 WA 100

WS 94 WA 98

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAGES LIBÉRAL 1989 (OWC) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

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

12 bts. per lot $600 - $800

1 mag.

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CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1989 (OWC) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé OWC

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1989 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé scraped label

2 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,400

18 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x ts. 2 x scraped & wrinkled labels. 1 x raised cork & scraped capsule September 2016. Drink: 2021-2050 WS 99 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,400

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The mineral-laced 2005 Haut Brion (56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc) is exquisite. With its elegance and finesse, it is not as powerful as La Mission, but the nobility and complexity of the aromatics, incredible fragrance (subtle smoke and blue, red, and black fruits) that persists in the glass, full-bodied mouthfeel (though very light and delicate on its feet), and incredible length characterize this great Haut-Brion. It is just starting to drink well, and should continue to do so for at least another three decades. It is a tour de force in winemaking, but only 9,000 cases were produced. June 2015. 2015-2045 WA 100 12 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé WS 94 WA 98 2 bts.

per lot $5,500 - $6,000

24 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1986 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. Robert Parker rated this wine 100 points in December 1997. Tasted July 2016. Drink 2016-2046 WS 94 WA 98 2 bts.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

27 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. WS 94 WA 98 per lot $2,500 - $3,000

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

CHÂTEAU BAHANS HAUT-BRION 2005 (OWC) Pessac-Léognan. OWC

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2 bts.

1 mag.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

per lot $5,500 - $6,000

WS 100 WA 100

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2 bts.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1986 (OWC) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé Tasted at the château, the 1986 LafiteRothschild continues to offer an exquisite bouquet at 30 years of age. This is beautifully defined, still full of energy, with copious blackberry, clove, leather and graphite aromas that seem to gain momentum in the glass. The palate is extremely well balanced with a crystalline quality, filigree tannin, perfectly pitched acidity, a quintessential LafiteRothschild with a sense of energy and focus undiminished by time. This finish displays immense purity and refinement, one of the most mineral-driven Lafites that I have encountered, whilst the a"ertaste seems to linger for over one minute. It must rank as one of the finest wines from the estate. Robert Parker rated this wine 100 points in December 1997. Tasted July 2016. Drink 2016-2046 WS 94 WA 98 12 bts. per lot $15,000 - $20,000

29 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1989 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 3 bts. per lot $2,400 - $2,800

30 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1989 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 3 bts. per lot $2,400 - $2,800


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CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1988 (OWC) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 1990 Pomerol. u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 2 x scraped labels

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

CHÂTEAU SOUTARD 1990 (OWC) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

The only problem that the 1990 Château La Conseillante has faced is that it had to follow up the brilliant 1989. Here, tasted directly against the previous vintage, it seems more youthful in color than the 1989. The nose races out of the blocks, more precocious than I remember and yet never losing focus, offering kirsch, crushed violets and still that subtle marine influence. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly grainy tannin. It offers wonderful black truffle, morels and mulberry fruit, as powerful as the 1989, albeit not quite with the same precision on the finish. It is the purity of the La Conseillante that wins you over time and time again, and I would not hesitate in enjoying this Pomerol over the next decade. It will never quite match the 1989, but hey, don't hold that against this beauty. Tasted January 2016. Drink: 2016-2033 WA 94

CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 1990 Pomerol. u. bn. scraped & wrinkled label. scraped capsule

12 bts. per lot $300 - $500

2 bts.

32 CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1989 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 12 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

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per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 1989 Pomerol. u. 2 x bn. 2 x scraped & wrinkled labels

CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 1990 (1) Pomerol. u. bn. scraped label

2 bts.

Tasted January 2016. Drink: 2016-2033 WA 94

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 2000 (3) Pomerol. u. 2 x bn.1 x vts. 1 x scuffed label

35 CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 1989 Pomerol. u. 2 x bn. 2 x scraped & wrinkled labels 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

36 CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 1989 Pomerol. u. 1 x bn. 2 x scraped labels. 1 x scraped capsule 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

La Conseillante made an excellent wine in 2001, another great one in 2005, and the estate hit home runs in both 2008 and, above all, in 2009. In fact, the la#er vintage may well end up being the modern-day reference point for La Conseillante. Nevertheless, there’s a lot to be said for this 2000. An elegant, gentle style that is never a blockbuster, the 2000 La Conseillante has a deep ruby/plum/purple color and an unbelievably expressive nose of sweet kirsch liqueur intermixed with raspberries, incense, toast, and licorice. Fullbodied yet ethereal in the sense that it seems to combine power along with eloquence and delicacy, this is a beautifully pure wine that has just hit its plateau of full maturity, although ideally I think it would benefit strongly from another 4-5 years of bo#le age and drink well for two to three decades. June 2010 WA 96 4 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

39 CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 1990 (OWC) Pomerol. Tasted January 2016. Drink: 2016-2033 WA 94 12 bts. per lot $5,500 - $6,000

Tasted January 2016. Drink: 2016-2033 WA 94 1 mag.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

41 CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 1990 Pomerol. u. bn. stained & wrinkled label. scraped capsule Tasted January 2016. Drink: 2016-2033 WA 94 1 mag.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

42 CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 1989 (OWC) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé WA 95 12 bts. per lot $3,500 - $4,000

43 CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 1990 (OWC) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé A remarkable vintage for Pichon Longueville Baron, 1990 is one of this estate’s two or three finest wines made in the last 40 years. Still inky/blue/purple-tinged to the rim, it reveals an extraordinary bouquet of charcoal, incense, creme de cassis, blue and black fruits, and a hint of licorice as well as an impressively long finish. While drinkable, its evolution is extremely slow, and I would not be surprised to see it last another two decades or more. Drink 2009-2029 WA 97 12 bts. per lot $4,500 - $5,000


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CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1982 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 1 x damaged label

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2000 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2005 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé u. 1 x bn.

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

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 WA 100

June 2015 Drink: 2015-2045 WS 97 WA 100

2 bts.

2 bts.

2 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,400

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One of the bigger wines of the vintage, the ripe, powerful Merlot component has bu!ressed the Cabernet elements, giving the wine plenty of body, tannin and La Mission’s classic asphalt, cassis, blackberry, smoky barbecue, meaty notes intermixed with a hint of hot rocks. The 1995 is still a young wine and I am beginning to wonder if this vintage overall will resemble 1975 rather than something with more charm? Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035? August 2012 WA 95+ per lot $600 - $800

46 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1995 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé 1 x scraped, damaged & stained label Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035? August 2012 WA 95+ 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

53 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2005 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2045 WS 97 WA 100 per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2000 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2005 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé u. 2 x bn.

Drink: 2020-2050 WA 100

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1995 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé u. 2 x scraped, damaged labels

2 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

2 bts.

June 2015 Drink: 2015-2045 WS 97 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500 2 bts.

49 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2005 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé The 2005 La Mission Haut-Brion is pure perfection. It has an absolutely extraordinary nose of sweet blackberries, cassis and spring flowers with some underlying minerality, a fullbodied mouthfeel, gorgeously velvety tannins (which is unusual in this vintage) and a long, textured, multi-layered finish that must last 50+ seconds. This is a fabulous wine and a great effort from this hallowed terroir. Drink this modern-day legend over the next 30+ years. Only 5,500 cases were produced of this blend of 69% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2045 WS 97 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2005 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2045 WS 97 WA 100 per lot $1,000 - $1,200

51 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2005 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2045 WS 97 WA 100 2 bts.

55 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2005 (OWC) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé June 2015 Drink: 2015-2045 WS 97 WA 100 1 350 ml.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

per lot $2,400 - $2,800

56 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2005 (OWC) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé June 2015 Drink: 2015-2045 WS 97 WA 100 1 350 ml.

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2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2000 Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé scraped capsule

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

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1990 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé u. 1 x vts. 1 x scraped label.

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 WA 100 1 350 ml.

per lot $3,000 - $3,500

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

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

Both La Mission-Haut-Brion and Haut-Brion hit home runs in this vintage, which did not produce as many profound wines as the Bordeaux publicity machine suggested. 1989, the 200th anniversary of the French revolution, was an incredibly hot year (surpassed only by 1990 and 2003). Even from barrel the seamless 1989 La Mission revealed a special elixir aspect, tasting like it had been designed by Chanel. It still possesses a blue/purple color with only a hint of garnet creeping in, and the explosive aromatics offer up notes of licorice, creme de cassis, blueberry liqueur, smoky barbecue meats, truffles and graphite. If that’s not enough to get one salivating, the palate has never disappointed either. Full-bodied with extraordinary opulence as well as sweet, wellintegrated, velvety tannins, this fresh, lively, blockbuster La Mission appears to be one of those rare wines that never goes through a closed, unfriendly stage. It has been a compelling, multidimensional effort from barrel, in its infancy, and as it heads into late adolescence. A remarkable tour de force in winemaking, it is one of the all-time profound La Mission-Haut-Brions. Anticipated maturity: now-2050. WS 96 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $2,400 - $2,600

60 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1989 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé 1 x damaged label WS 96 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $2,400 - $2,600

61 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1990 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 2 x scraped labels. 1 x peeling label The 1990 La Mission Haut Brion is a wine that just gives so much pleasure that it seems almost immoral to criticize. For sure, it is not in the same league as the awe-inspiring 1989, yet it has such an engaging, quintessential La Mission bouquet full of warm gravel, chestnut, morels and bay leaf scents that you just fall instantly under its charms. It seems to just grow in the glass. The palate is beautifully balanced with great depth but is still a li!le grainy in texture, and I noticed how it evolved almost a Musigny-like personality with time in the glass. I suggested back in 2014 that it might improve with continued bo!le age. Perhaps now I believe that it has reached the top of its plateau, yet the substance and the persistence —the energy—of this Pessac-Léognan suggests that it will give 20 years of drinking pleasure. No, it's not as good as the 1989 La Mission Haut Brion, then again, few wines are. Tasted May 2017. WA 96

Tasted May 2017. WA 96 2 bts.

63 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1990 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. Tasted May 2017. WA 96 2 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

64 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1982 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. Tasted blind at Chez Bruce in London, a bo!le of impeccable provenance—the 1982 La Mission Haut Brion—has proven to be a li!le variable in recent years. Here, it has a gorgeous bouquet that is very well defined, with dark berry fruit, potpourri and a hint of brine. It feels a li!le backward at first yet soon opens up, the fruit gaining more and more intensity until peaking at around 30-40 minutes. The palate displays firm structure on the entry, quite masculine with good grip. There is a fine, earthy character to this La Mission along with class and focus. Yet I found more sophistication on the 1982 La Tour Haut-Brion served alongside. It just does not quite deliver that killer blow on the finish that would have elevated it to the realms of, say, the 1989 or 1990. It is probably at its peak now but should continue that way for many years. Tasted June 2016. WA 94 2 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,400

65 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2000 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé 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 WA 100 2 bts.

2 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

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CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1995 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 2 x scraped labels

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1986 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 x vts. 3 x scraped & soiled labels

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1986 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 1 x vts

The palate is medium-bodied with supple red berry fruit, a pinch of white pepper and cedar, structured compared to coeval vintages and perhaps further along its drinking plateau than previous examples. Certainly à point, I would be reaching for bo!les of this now if you cannot locate those 1982s, or alternatively seek out the superlative 1996. This still remains a fine, rather regal Pichon-Lalande. Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2036 WA 95

Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2036 WA 95

One of the bigger wines of the vintage, the ripe, powerful Merlot component has bu!ressed the Cabernet elements, giving the wine plenty of body, tannin and La Mission’s classic asphalt, cassis, blackberry, smoky barbecue, meaty notes intermixed with a hint of hot rocks. The 1995 is still a young wine and I am beginning to wonder if this vintage overall will resemble 1975 rather than something with more charm? Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035? August 2012 WA 95+ 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

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

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CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 2000 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 4 x bn.

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1986 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 2 x vts. 3 x soiled labels. 1 x scraped capsule

The 2000 Château Pichon Baron is just ge!ing be!er and be!er and be!er. Perhaps the magnum format played its part, but nevertheless...just...wow. This is a millennial Le" Bank with the keys to the top drawer. It has an incredibly precise, mineral-driven bouquet with intense black fruit infused with cedar and graphite scents. It just reeks of Pauillac in an almost uncompromising, yet compelling manner. The palate is structured, stylish and effortless, extraordinarily pure and unerringly youthful. This is a Pichon Baron saying, "You ain't seen nothing yet." You could broach this now if you wanted, but the clever people will wisely bunker this for another decade and gloat from 2025 onward. Tasted January 2016. Drink: 2025-2050 WA 97 4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2036 WA 95 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

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

76 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1986 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 x vts. 1 x ts Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2036 WA 95 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

77 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1986 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 1 x ts Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2036 WA 95

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

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1986 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 3 x soiled labels. 1 x scraped label

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Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2036 WA 95 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1986 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 1 x vts. 2 x scraped labels Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2036 WA 95

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

CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 2000 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 3 x vts. 3 x scraped labels

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1986 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 3 x soiled labels. 1 x scraped label. 1 x scraped capsule

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Tasted January 2016. Drink: 2025-2050 WA 97

Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2036 WA 95

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

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

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CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1986 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 x vts. 1 x ts. 1 x scraped label. 1 x scraped capsule Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2036 WA 95

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CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 2000 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 4 x bn. 2 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1986 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 1 x vts

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Tasted January 2016. Drink: 2025-2050 WA 97

Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2036 WA 95

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

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

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1986 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 2 x vts. 1 x scraped label Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2036 WA 95 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000


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CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1986 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 2 x vts. 3 x scraped labels. 3 x scraped capsules

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2003 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 2 x scuffed labels. 1 x stained label

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1989 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 2 x bn

Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2036 WA 95 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

82 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1996 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x stained label. The 1996 Pichon-Lalande has long been one of the high points of this Pauillac estate and now at 20 years of age it is firing on all cylinders. You cannot have any complaints against the nose: intense blackberry, cedar and graphite, all beautifully delineated, demand your a!ention. The palate offers exquisite balance, refined and yet intense, the Cabernet Sauvignon clearly in the driving seat but assisted by the Merlot that imparts the crucial fleshy texture on the finish. Red berry fruit, cigar box, mint, juniper berries ... this is a complex and riveting Pauillac wine that is going to cruise along its drinking plateau for many years. This is outstanding. Tasted July 2016. October 2016 Drink: 2016-2040 WA 96

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 WS 93 WA 95 4 bts. per lot $700 - $900

87 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2003 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x scraped label.

A beautiful sweet blueberry and blackberryscented nose of olive, licorice and cedar wood is followed by a full-bodied and opulent wine, with hints of espresso roast and chocolate as well. It seemed to gain a lot in the glass, but the astringent tannins in the finish still seem a bit awkward and distracting. I think bo!les I’ve had have generally shown be!er, although this is certainly an exceptional wine. It has just suffered somewhat in comparison with several of the other vintages. Drink now to 2030. August 2015 WA 94 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

91 CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1989 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts.

August 2014 WS 93 WA 95

Drink now to 2030. August 2015 WA 94

4 bts. per lot $700 - $900

2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2003 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1989 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x bn

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August 2014 WS 93 WA 95

Drink now to 2030. August 2015 WA 94

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1996 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x soiled label

3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2000 (OWC) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1989 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn.

Si!ing next to my former colleague, Pierre Antoine Rovani, at one of the tastings, he commented that he didn’t like the striking green note in the aromatics of this wine, which I didn’t detect at all, and a subsequent bo!le at another tasting did not reveal it either. I do think there is a hint of bay leaf and a meatiness to it. In short, I find this to be a spectacular Pichon Lalande. Dense purple in color, with loads of coffee, mocha, creme de cassis, and chocolate notes, this is a somewhat unusual blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, and a whooping 10% Petit Verdot, with a li!le bit of Cabernet Franc. The Petit Verdot certainly gives the wine more of a tapenade, floral note, which I think can be interpreted by some as herbal. This is a rich, opulent, stunning Pichon Lalande that is beginning to drink beautifully, yet should continue to improve for at least another 10-15 years and last 30 or more years. June 2010 Drink: 2020-2050 WA 96

Drink now to 2030. August 2015 WA 94

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

Tasted July 2016. October 2016 Drink: 2016 -2040 WA 96 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

84 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1996 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x stained label. 1 x scuffed label Tasted July 2016. October 2016 Drink: 2016 -2040 WA 96 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

85 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1996 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x stained label. 2 x scuffed labels Tasted July 2016. October 2016 Drink: 2016 -2040 WA 96 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

12 bts. per lot $3,000 - $3,500

2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

94 CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1989 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. Drink now to 2030. August 2015 WA 94 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

95 CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1989 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts Drink now to 2030. August 2015 WA 94 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400


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CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1990 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 2 x scraped labels

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1990 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts.

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

August 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 WA 99

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1998 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 3 x wrinkled labels. 1 x scraped label. 1 x scraped capsule

2 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1990 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 2 x scraped labels August 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 WA 99 per lot $1,400 - $1,600

98 CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1990 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

103 CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1990 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. August 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 WA 99 2 bts.

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2 bts.

2 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

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

104 CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1990 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 1 x scuffed label

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August 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 WA 99

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1998 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 3 x wrinkled labels

2 bts.

May 2018 Drink: 2018-2043 WA 98

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

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

105

August 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 WA 99

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1990 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts

2 bts.

August 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 WA 99

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

The 1998 Angélus, a blend of 40% Cabernet Franc and 60% Merlot, is deep garnet colored with a touch of brick. The nose is completely... WOW! It has an incredible array of smoked meats, incense, cigar box and dusty earth notions over a core of baked cherries, dried mulberries, preserved plums and dried roses with wa"s of lavender, menthol and new leather. The palate is medium to full-bodied, rich, intense and packed with black fruit preserves accented by complex savory and earth-inspired flavors, supported by wonderful freshness, textured by plush tannins and finishing with fantastic tension. This still has loads of life—25+ more years! May 2018 Drink: 2018-2043 WA 98

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1998 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 3 x wrinkled labels. 1 x scraped capsule

99

2 bts.

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1990 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x bn.

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

August 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 WA 99

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1990 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn

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2 bts.

August 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 WA 99

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

110

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2000 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 1 x stained label

100

2 bts.

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1990 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x bn.

107

August 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 WA 99

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1990 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts

2 bts.

August 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 WA 99

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

2 bts.

2 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

101 CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1990 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé August 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 WA 99 2 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

May 2018 Drink: 2018-2043 WA 98

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

per lot $1,200 - $1,400


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CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2000 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. bn.

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2000 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2003 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

August 2015 WA 99

August 2015 Drink: 2015-2055 WA 100

1 bt.

2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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CHÂTEAU PAVIE 1998 (OWC) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2000 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 1 x scraped label

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

114 CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2000 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels Just beginning to come around and strut its enormous potential, this wine at age 15 has been evolving like a glacier. The wine has an inky, opaque, plum/purple color and a stunningly rich nose of mulberries, bramble berries, blackberries, licorice and incense as well as touches of toast and graphite. Fabulously concentrated and full-bodied, with a multidimensional mouthfeel, this profound Pavie is in mid-adolescence. It should evolve and continue to drink well for at least another 30-40 years. This is clearly the first compelling effort made by the Perse family. August 2015 Drink: 2015-2055 WA 100

August 2015 Drink: 2015-2055 WA 100 2 bts.

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

124

113 The 1998 Pavie is deep garnet-brick in color. So much fruit comes charging out of the gate here: profound crème de cassis, baked blackberries and blackberry preserves with notions of beef dripping, crushed rocks, unsmoked cigar, sandalwood and dried lavender. Big, rich and beautifully impactful, it is completely packed with taut, muscular black and blue fruit preserves, maintaining nice firm grainy tannins with layer a!er layer of exotic spices, meat and earth notions, finishing epically long and minerally. Should easily continue to cellar for 25 + years. May 2018 Drink: 2018-2043 WA 97

August 2015 WA 96

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2003 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé August 2015 WA 96 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

125

119 CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2000 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x 1 cm. 2 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2003 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé August 2015 WA 96

August 2015 Drink: 2015-2055 WA 100

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

2 bts.

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per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2003 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2003 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u.1 x 1 cm

August 2015 WA 96

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 WA 96

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

127 CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2003 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label August 2015 WA 96 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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

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CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2000 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2003 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

August 2015 Drink: 2015-2055 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2000 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2005 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels

August 2015 WA 96

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! WA 100

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

2 bts.

August 2015 WA 96 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2003 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

August 2015 Drink: 2015-2055 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

per lot $800 - $1,000


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CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2005 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LE TERTRE RÔTEBOEUF 1989 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. 4 x vts.

CHÂTEAU LE TERTRE RÔTEBOEUF 2000 (OWC) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

130 CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2005 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

Deep ruby/purple with slightly more intensity to its hue than the 1990, this full-bodied wine still has a very roasted character intermixed with sweet chocolate Raisinet-like flavors. Sweet, overripe cherries also make an appearance in this thick, juicy, yet structured, rather powerful Tertre Roteboeuf that is aging more slowly than its more renowned sibling, the 1990. This is a classic wine that should continue to repay cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2020. December 2002 WA 95

WA 100 4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

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131 CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2005 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 1 x stained label

CHÂTEAU LE TERTRE RÔTEBOEUF 1989 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 2 x vts. December 2002 WA 95

WA 100 4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

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132 CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2005 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 1 x scraped label. 2 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU LE TERTRE RÔTEBOEUF 1989 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 2 x vts December 2002 WA 95

WA 100 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

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133 CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2005 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

134 CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2000 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé Just beginning to come around and strut its enormous potential, this wine at age 15 has been evolving like a glacier. The wine has an inky, opaque, plum/purple color and a stunningly rich nose of mulberries, bramble berries, blackberries, licorice and incense as well as touches of toast and graphite. Fabulously concentrated and full-bodied, with a multidimensional mouthfeel, this profound Pavie is in mid-adolescence. It should evolve and continue to drink well for at least another 30-40 years. This is clearly the first compelling effort made by the Perse family. August 2015 Drink: 2015-2055 WA 100

CHÂTEAU LE TERTRE RÔTEBOEUF 1990 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 2 x vts. 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

139 CHÂTEAU LE TERTRE RÔTEBOEUF 1990 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 1 x scraped label. CHÂTEAU LE TERTRE RÔTEBOEUF 1998 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé scraped label A dramatic, flamboyant nose of roasted espresso intermixed with chocolate fudge, blackberries, Asian spices, and kirsch jumps from the glass of this ostentatious effort. Fullbodied and layered, with an unctuous texture, gorgeous purity, and an undeniable hedonistic explosion of fruit and glycerin, it can be drunk now, or cellared for 15+ years. To my taste, it is the finest Le Tertre-Roteboeuf since 1990. But watch out for the 2000! April 2001 WA 94 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

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

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

141 CHÂTEAU LE TERTRE RÔTEBOEUF 2000 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. 6 x vts My all-time favorite vintage of TertreRoteboeuf, the 2000 should age much more consistently than the rather irregular 1990 or the top-notch 1989. The 2005 should give it a run for its money down the road, but at present, this wine is performing fabulously well. It boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with notes of kirsch liqueur and licorice. This St.-Emilion could pass for a great Chateauneuf du Pape or topnotch Musigny, although it has more power and depth than a burgundy, and none of the peppery/garrigue characteristics of a Rhone. Nevertheless, there is a sweet character from the high glycerin level as I suspect the alcohol content exceeds 14%. Velvety textured and fullbodied, but surprisingly youthful, this stunningly rich wine can be drunk now, but promises to last another two decades. June 2010 WA 98 6 bts. per lot $2,000 - $2,400

142 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1989 (OWC) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé It is an unusual two-grade blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. This is a magnificent Montrose, showing notes of loamy soil undertones, intermixed with forest floor, blueberry and blackberry liqueur and spring flowers. It has a full-bodied, intense, concentrated mouthfeel that is every bit as majestic as the 1990, but possibly slightly fresher and more delineated. This great wine should drink well for another 40-50 years. (Tasted August 2014) WS 96 WA 98+ 12 bts. per lot $6,000 - $6,500

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

per lot $1,500 - $1,700


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CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1990 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 1 x scraped & wrinkled label

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2000 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 1 x ts. 4 x scraped & stained labels. 2 x wrinkled capsules. 1 x scraped capsule

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2003 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. scraped & stained label

August 2014 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

145 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1990 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x vts. 1 x wrinkled label August 2014 WA 100

Tasted June 2016. Drink: 2023-2060 WA 94+ 4 bts. per lot $700 - $900

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2003 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 4 x vts. 4 x scraped labels

147 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1990 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn.

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

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

146 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1990 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 2 x scuffed labels. 1 x wrinkled capsule August 2014 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

August 2014 WA 100 3 bts. per lot $2,400 - $2,600

148 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2000 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 1 x vts. 1 x ts. 4 x scraped & stained labels. 4 x wrinkled capsules It is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot picked from 22 September to 7 October. I afforded it a couple of hours in the glass and it responded with plenty of pure ripe blackberry and raspberry fruit, hints of cold slate and even charcoal emerging with time. Tasted June 2016. Drink: 2023-2060 WA 94+ 4 bts. per lot $700 - $900

149 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2000 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 4 x bn. 4 x scraped & stained labels. 4 x wrinkled capsules

1 mag.

per lot $500 - $700

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It remains one of the outstanding wines of a very black and white vintage. Without knowledge of the vintage, I was hesitant to suggest 2003, because though there is clearly fruit intensity locked up inside this Saint Estèphe, it is counterbalanced by the estate's trademark masculinity and austerity. So both on the nose and the palate it reaches this happy medium: pure blackberry, graphite and roasted herbs on the nose, perhaps even more elegant than I have observed on previous bo"les. The palate is medium-bodied rather than full bodied with sturdy tannins couched in layers of seamless blackberry and cassis fruit, offset by scents of tobacco and graphite. As usual it has immense length and depth, a Montrose that is really just a few chapters into what is sure to be a longer "book" than many other 2003s. It is not a perfect Montrose, but a couple of hairs' breadth away. Tasted February 2017. WS 95 WA 98

2 bts.

Tasted February 2017. WS 95 WA 98

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2003 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. scuffed label. scraped capsule Tasted February 2017. WS 95 WA 98 1 mag.

per lot $500 - $700

157 CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1995 (OWC) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé Another unbelievably rich, multidimensional, broad-shouldered wine, with slightly more elegance and less weight than the powerhouse 1996, this gorgeously proportioned, medium to full-bodied, fabulously ripe, rich, cassis-scented and flavored Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a beauty. It should be drinkable within 4-5 years, and keep for 25-30. This classic Pauillac is a worthy rival to the other-worldly 1996. February 1998 WS 93 WA 95 12 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

152 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2003 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 2 x vts. 4 x scraped labels. 1 x stained label

158 CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1996 (OWC) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

Tasted February 2017. WS 95 WA 98

WS 92 WA 93

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

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

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CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1996 (OWC) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

Tasted February 2017. WS 95 WA 98

WS 92 WA 93

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

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

154 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2003 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. scraped label

Tasted June 2016. Drink: 2023-2060 WA 94+

Tasted February 2017. WS 95 WA 98

4 bts. per lot $700 - $900

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CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1998 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x vts. 2 x stained & scraped labels. 2 x wrinkled capsules

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1999 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 3 x bn.

This 1982 is still displaying a beautiful deep ruby/purple hue as well as a stunning set of aromatics consisting of blue and black fruits, loamy earth, flowers, licorice, and spice box. The wine is medium to full-bodied with sweet tannins, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and a silky finish. It appears to have hit full maturity, but it can easily be held in a cold cellar for another 10+ years. June 2009 WS 95 WA 95 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

161 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1990 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 2 x soiled & scraped labels. The 1990 Cheval Blanc is fast becoming my favorite modern-day vintage of this Saint Emilion estate and perhaps the 1990 is now exiting the slip-steam of the feted 1982. This is unequivocally a brilliant wine. The nose holds nothing back, a line of senses all doing the conga towards your olfactory senses: macerated dark cherries, exotic kirsch-like aromas, leather, mahogany bureau, touches of crème de cassis and herbs all vie for a!ention. The palate is full-bodied and cloaked in a silky, velvety texture that leaves you a li!le ga-ga. There is so much fruit ram-packed into the bravura of a finish. Moreover, there's just so much joie-de-vivre and decadence in this wine, but it never seems overpowering or ostentatious. This bo!le came from perfect provenance, as it was served blind by winemaker Pierre Lurton at a private dinner hosted by a mutual friend in Bordeaux. Tasted March 2016 WS 93 WA 98 2 bts.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

162 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1990 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 2 x soiled & scraped labels. Tasted March 2016 WS 93 WA 98 2 bts.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

163 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1990 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 2 x soiled labels Tasted March 2016 WS 93 WA 98 2 bts.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

The 1998 Cheval Blanc, a blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc, is deep garnet-brick in color and absolutely explodes with scents of exotic spices, incense, dried roses, cigar box and licorice, with a core of crème de cassis and dried cherries plus touches of black tea and dusty earth. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with rich, plushly textured fruit and then POW—it hits the mid-palate with an explosion of Chinese five spice and floral perfume sparks, leading to an epically long finish. This cannot fail to impress and can easily cellar for another 30 years or more. May 2018 Drink: 2018-2048 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

165 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1998 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x vts. 2 x stained & scraped labels. 2 x wrinkled capsules

April 2002 WA 93 3 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

169 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1982 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x vts. 2 x soiled, wrinkled & stained labels. 1 x scraped capsule This 1982 is still displaying a beautiful deep ruby/purple hue as well as a stunning set of aromatics consisting of blue and black fruits, loamy earth, flowers, licorice, and spice box. The wine is medium to full-bodied with sweet tannins, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and a silky finish. It appears to have hit full maturity, but it can easily be held in a cold cellar for another 10+ years. June 2009 WS 95 WA 95 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

May 2018 Drink: 2018-2048 WA 100

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per lot $1,800 - $2,000

166 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1998 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x vts. 2 x stained & scraped labels. 2 x wrinkled capsules

June 2009 WS 95 WA 95 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

May 2018 Drink: 2018-2048 WA 100

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CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1982 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

167 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1999 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. x 2 bn. The complex, explosively fragrant 1999 Cheval Blanc is a blend of 59% Merlot and 41% Cabernet Franc. It is already showing well, which is a good sign for a wine that traditionally is reserved early in life, but puts on weight and richness in the bo!le. Stylistically, this wine is probably cut from the same mold as vintages such as 1985, 1966, and 1962. The color is a dense ruby with purple nuances. Once past the blockbuster bouquet of menthol, leather, black fruits, licorice, and mocha, the wine reveals medium body, extraordinary elegance, purity, and sweet, harmonious flavors with no hard edges. This is a seamless beauty of finesse, charm, and concentration. April 2002 WA 93 3 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

June 2009 WS 95 WA 95 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

172 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1982 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x soiled, wrinkled & scraped label. 1 x scraped capsule June 2009 WS 95 WA 95 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

173 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1982 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé June 2009 WS 95 WA 95 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000


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CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1986 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. vts. soiled & wrinkled label. cracked wax capsule

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1996 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 3 x soiled & scraped labels. 2 x scraped capsules

Tasted at the property, the 1986 Cos d'Estournel, which was aged in 90% new oak and is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, is a vintage that I had not tasted for a number of years. It has a healthy color, quite deep with just a thin bricking on the rim. The nose is quite intense, quite voluptuous for a 1986, perhaps blind I might have mistaken it for a 1985. Red plum, licorice and graphite, there is something rounded and sensual about this 1986—although it does not have the complexity of the greatest vintages of Cos d'Estournel. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, savory and almost meaty on the mouth, nicely balanced and then...BAM! There's a real spicy, black pepper kick on the finish originating from the Cabernet Sauvignon. It does not possess the structure or persistence of the greatest 1986s, rather a Claret that I know would just shine and complement dishes at the dinner table. Drinking perfectly now, this Cos d'Estournel has another 15-20 years to offer. Tasted July 2016. WA 92

Anticipated maturity: 2007-2035. WS 92 WA 98

Tasted at the château, the 1996 Cos d'Estournel was aged in 65% new oak (unlike the 1995 which was 100%) and is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot. It has a straight down the line, intense and focused, graphite and melted tar bouquet. It is almost Pauillac in style, no surprise given its proximity. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh acidity, finer tannin than the 1986 Cos d'Estournel tasted alongside, but sharing those same leitmotifs of black pepper and sea salt. I like the nonchalance of this Cos d'Estournel. At 20 years it is not an ostentatious wine, not determined to go out and impress, but its nuance, stylishness and classicism grow on you. Its virtues seem to register only a!er you swallow the wine and find yourself tempted back for more. Excellent. Tasted July 2016. WA 94 4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

175 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1996 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn.

1 350 ml.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

Tasted July 2016. WA 94

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CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1996 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 3 x soiled labels. 2 x scraped labels

176 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1996 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé Tasted July 2016. WA 94 4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

A profound Leoville Las Cases, it is one of the great modern day wines of Bordeaux. This wine's hallmark remains a sur-maturite (overripeness) of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Yet the wine has retained its intrinsic classicism, symmetry, and profound potential for complexity and elegance. The black/purple color is followed by a spectacular nose of cassis, cherry liqueur, pain grille, and minerals. It is powerful and rich on the a#ack, with beautifully integrated tannin, massive concentration, yet no hint of heaviness or disjointedness. As this wine sits in the glass it grows in stature and richness. It is a remarkable, seamless, palate-staining, and extraordinarily elegant wine - the quintessential St.-Julien. Despite the sweetness of the tannin, I would recommend cellaring this wine for 7-8 years. Anticipated maturity: 2007 -2035. WS 92 WA 98 3 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

179 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1996 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn.3 x soiled labels. 1 x scraped label Anticipated maturity: 2007-2035. WS 92 WA 98 3 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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

181 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1996 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 3 x soiled labels. 1 x scraped label Anticipated maturity: 2007-2035. WS 92 WA 98 3 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

182 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2000 (OWC) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2000 Leoville-LasCases is a quite fabulous, magisterial Saint Julien that is only just beginning to flex its muscles. It has a very intense and beautifully defined bouquet with mineral rich blackberry and bilberry scents, outstanding focus and harmony, and very well-integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, impressive backbone and focus in situ. There is a touch of mint infusing the fruit here, superb tension with a touch of mulberry and Hoi Sin lingering on the finish that still feels backward and sinewy. What was remarkable was to observe the melioration in the glass, achieving wondrous energy and delineation with time, still improving a!er a couple of hours. Buy it, cellar it, drink it. Tasted December 2016. February 2017 Drink: 2025-2060 WA 98 12 bts. per lot $4,500 - $5,000

183 CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 2000 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u. 6 x bn. 1 x scraped capsule Extremely young with an unbelievable deep purple color, the 2000 Troplong Mondot has hardly budged since I tasted it in 2003. Two recent tastings confirmed that this is the greatest Troplong Mondot between their profound 1990 and more recent vintages such as 2005, 2008, and 2009. Copious chocolate, graphite, blackberry, blueberry, cassis, and ink characteristics are present in this full-bodied, powerful, massive St.-Emilion. While the tannins are noticeable, they are be#er integrated than they were seven years ago, and the fruit, extract, and richness clearly outweigh the wine’s structure. This 2000 will benefit from another 4-5 years of cellaring (longer than I originally predicted), and has at least two decades of drinkability ahead of it. June 2010 WA 96 6 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200


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CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 1990 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u. 4 x vts. 1 x scraped label

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1989 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 2 x stained labels

A fabulous example, the 1990 Troplong Mondot is only equaled by such recent vintages as 2000, 2005, and 2008. The inky/garnet/plum/purple-colored 1990 exhibits notes of coffee, blackberries, licorice, camphor, and espresso. Rich and full-bodied with lavish fruit, high glycerin, low acidity, and stunning purity, it is still several years away from full maturity, and should last for another 10-15 years. June 2009 WS 95 WA 98

I have tasted the Château Lynch Bages 1989 several times since my last penned note in 2010. It is such a consistent wine, a Pauillac that never lets you down. Here it continues to sport a relatively backward blackberry and cedar scented nose, the graphite (pencil box) element a li!le more accentuated. The aromatic purr like a Bentley, unraveling with each swirl of the glass. The palate is very well defined with a rigid structure, well-judged acidity and hints of chestnut and cooked meat offering secondary notes on the dense finish that suggest a long drinking plateau. What a stupendous wine from Jean-Michel Cazes! Tasted June 2014. Drink: 2014-2030 WA 95

June 2010 WA 96 6 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

185 CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 2005 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u 4 x bn. 2 x scraped label The 2005 Troplong Mondot is a blend of 90% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. It was emotional tasting this wine, thinking of the late Christine Vale!e, who made this compelling wine while ba!ling with considerable courage against an insidious disease. It is a great effort and a superstar of the vintage. Dense purple, it offers notes of white chocolate, blackberry, cassis and licorice as well as a hint of truffle and some subtle background oak. Full-bodied, multi-layered, and spectacularly pure and rich, it is a tour de force, and a great tribute to an incredible woman. Remarkably youthful, this wine probably needs another 4-8 years of bo!le age, and should keep for 20 or more years. Kudos to the late Christine Vale!e! June 2015 Drink: 2019-2043 WA 100 4 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

186 CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 2005 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u. 4 x bn. 1 x scraped label June 2015 Drink: 2019-2043 WA 100 4 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

187 CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 2005 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u. 4 x bn. June 2015 Drink: 2019-2043 WA 100 4 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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

189 CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 1990 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u 1 x bn. 2 x vts. 3 x scraped & soiled labels June 2009 WS 95 WA 98 3 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

193 CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1989 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 2 x stained labels. 1 x scraped label Tasted June 2014. Drink: 2014-2030 WA 95

190 CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 1998 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u. 5 x bn. 5 x scraped labels WA 93 5 bts. per lot $500 - $700

2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

194 CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1989 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 1 x vts. 2 x scuffed labels Tasted June 2014. Drink: 2014-2030 WA 95

191 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 WA 97 12 bts. per lot $3,500 - $4,000

2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

195 CHÂTEAU PALMER 2000 (OWC) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé Deep in colour, there remains a slight broodiness on the nose, although it loses its inhibitions and develops potent blackberry, strawberry and mint aromas, perhaps just a smudge of camphor. It is unashamedly rich on the entry: intense and vibrant with layers of black cherry and cassis fruit pierced by a fine line of acidity. This millennial tightens everything up towards the, finish whereupon it reverts to something much more classic in style, long and tensile. It does not quite occupy the same class as the 2005 or the imperial 2010, but it certainly has long-term potential. My advice? Give it another 4-5 years in the cellar. Tasted May 2015. Drink: 2019-2045 WA 94 12 bts. per lot $4,000 - $4,500


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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1989 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 cm. stained & scraped label

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1990 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x 1 cm. 2 x scraped labels

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

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

1 bt.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

201 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1989 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 cm. scraped label Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030. Last tasted, 1/03. WS 100 WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1989 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 cm. scraped label Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030. Last tasted, 1/03. WS 100 WA 100 1 bt.

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

Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030. Last tasted, 1/03. WS 100 WA 100

Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030. Last tasted, 1/03. WS 100 WA 100

1 bt.

1 bt.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

1990: 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 WA 98

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

206 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1996 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x 1 cm. 2 x scraped labels. 1 x scraped capsule The 1996 Haut-Brion, a blend of 50% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cabernet Franc is clearly on a higher plane than the La Mission. There is something much more expansive and complete on the nose: greater depth of fruit, more harmonious with scents of underbrush, tar, black olive and this bo#le perhaps less "feral" than I have noticed on previous examples. The palate is very well balanced with dark cherries, sous-bois and cedar. This is one vintage where I think the Cabernet Franc plays an important role and lends more complexity. This is a 1996 that has retained and built upon beguiling fleshiness and it will continue to evolve with style and panache. Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2050 WS 93 WA 95

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

2 bts.

Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030. Last tasted, 1/03. WS 100 WA 100

Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030. Last tasted, 1/03. WS 100 WA 100

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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1990 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x 1 cm. 1 x 2 cm. 2 x scraped labels

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

199 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1989 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 cm. stained & scraped label Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030. Last tasted, 1/03. WS 100 WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

1990: 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 WA 98 2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1998 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé 1 x scraped label. 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2005 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x 2 cm.

June 2009 Drink: 2009-2024 WA 98

June 2009 Drink: 2009-2024 WA 99

2 bts.

2 bts.

The mineral-laced 2005 Haut Brion (56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc) is exquisite. With its elegance and finesse, it is not as powerful as La Mission, but the nobility and complexity of the aromatics, incredible fragrance (subtle smoke and blue, red, and black fruits) that persists in the glass, full-bodied mouthfeel (though very light and delicate on its feet), and incredible length characterize this great Haut-Brion. It is just starting to drink well, and should continue to do so for at least another three decades. It is a tour de force in winemaking, but only 9,000 cases were produced. June 2015. 2015-2045 WA 100

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1998 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels

June 2009 Drink: 2009-2024 WA 98

June 2009 Drink: 2009-2024 WA 99

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2 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2000 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x 1 cm. 2 x stained & scraped labels

June 2009 Drink: 2009-2024 WA 98

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

2 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

211 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1990 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x 1 cm. 2 x scraped labels June 2009 Drink: 2009-2024 WA 98 2 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1998 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x 1 cm. 2 x scraped labels Still incredibly youthful and sporting a lot of fruit, the deep garnet-brick colored 1998 HautBrion sashays out of the glass with flamboyant red and black fruits, followed by a train of cassis, blueberry pie and chocolate box notions plus accents of iron ore, dried lavender and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is wonderfully rich and decadently seductive in its generosity of fruit and velvety texture, offering seamless freshness and finishing with epic length and compelling minerality. Oh so delicious right now, with careful cellaring it should continue to excite through 2045 and beyond. May 2018 WA 99 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

216 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2000 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x 1 cm. 2 x stained & scraped labels June 2009 Drink: 2009-2024 WA 99+ 2 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

217 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2000 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels Tasted November 2014. Drink: 2020-2060 WA 99+ 2 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

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per lot $2,000 - $2,200

219 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2005 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x 2 cm. 2 x scuffed labels June 2015. 2015-2045 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

220 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1989 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé 1 x stained label Both La Mission-Haut-Brion and Haut-Brion hit home runs in this vintage, which did not produce as many profound wines as the Bordeaux publicity machine suggested. 1989, the 200th anniversary of the French revolution, was an incredibly hot year (surpassed only by 1990 and 2003). Even from barrel the seamless 1989 La Mission revealed a special elixir aspect, tasting like it had been designed by Chanel. It still possesses a blue/purple color with only a hint of garnet creeping in, and the explosive aromatics offer up notes of licorice, creme de cassis, blueberry liqueur, smoky barbecue meats, truffles and graphite. If that’s not enough to get one salivating, the palate has never disappointed either. Full-bodied with extraordinary opulence as well as sweet, wellintegrated, velvety tannins, this fresh, lively, blockbuster La Mission appears to be one of those rare wines that never goes through a closed, unfriendly stage. It has been a compelling, multidimensional effort from barrel, in its infancy, and as it heads into late adolescence. A remarkable tour de force in winemaking, it is one of the all-time profound La Mission-Haut-Brions. Anticipated maturity: now-2050. WS 96 WA 100 2 bts.

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The palate is medium-bodied, fresh and mineral-laden, that suggestion of candied orange peel on the entry segueing into layers of pure red and black fruit. There is always something effortless about this Chateau Margaux and the pixelation on the finish is up there with the very best. Is it the best 1982 First Growth? No, it's not quite up there with 1982 Latour or Mouton-Rothschild, however, it is a sublime evocation of the vineyard and it will continue to give pleasure for a couple of decades yet. Tasted May 2016. Drink: 2016 -2036 WA 97

Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2050 WS 95 WA 100

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1981 (1) Pomerol. u. vts. soiled & damaged label

Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2050 WS 95 WA 100

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per lot $2,500 - $3,000

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1990 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts, 2 x scraped & soiled labels I had this wine both in Seoul, Korea in February, and from my cellar in December, 2008, and it was remarkable how identical the wines smelled and tasted. It offers an extraordinary aromatic display of spring flowers, camphor, sweet red and black fruits, a hint of licorice, and no evidence of its 100% new oak cask aging. Round and generous with low acidity, but an opulent, full-bodied richness that is fresh with laser-like precision, this stunning wine is just beginning to reach its plateau of full maturity, where it should remain for another three decades. A sensational effort, it is one of the legendary wines made at Chateau Margaux. Reviewed by Robert Parker. WS 96 WA 100

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per lot $1,800 - $2,000

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2003 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 2 x stained labels. 1 x scraped 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. There might be be#er bo#les than this, even so, there is probably not another Margaux that touches this First Growth. I see no harm in broaching bo#les now and over the next ten years. Tasted December 2016. Drink: 2017-2027 WS 95 WA 93

per lot $2,000 - $2,400 3 bts. per lot $1,800 - $2,000

223 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1996 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 1 x stained label. 2 x scraped labels The 1996 Chateau Margaux, a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, must be a strong contender for wine of the vintage. It offers everything you desire from this First Growth. It is blessed with breathtaking delineation and freshness on the nose, understated at first and then blossoming with mineral-infused black fruit, hints of blueberry, crushed stone and violet. The palate is perfectly balanced with filigree tannin, perfect acidity, a wine where everything seems to be in its right place. Blackberry, crushed stone at the front of the mouth, just a touch of spice towards the finish that shows supreme control. This is a Margaux that seems to light up the senses. It was outstanding in its youth... something that has not changed one bit over the intervening two decades. This may well turn out to be the Le" Bank pinnacle of the 1990s. Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2050 WS 95 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

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227 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2005 (OWC) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé The first-growth 2005 Château Margaux (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot), a lavish fragrance of blackcurrants, velvety new saddle leather, spring flowers and spice soars from the glass. The wood is already totally concealed beneath the cascade of fruit in this medium to full-bodied, pure and majestic wine. This concentrated, dense, but nevertheless strikingly elegant, multi-layered wine has a finish of 45+ seconds. It builds incrementally to a crescendo and finale. This is a stunner that can be approached already, but promises to be be#er in another 5-10 years and last at least 25 or more years. WS 97 WA 98+ 3 bts. per lot $2,200 - $2,400

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2005 (OWC) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé WS 97 WA 98+ per lot $3,000 - $3,500

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2000 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé scraped, damaged label & capsule 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. Drink: 2020-2060 WA 99 1 3 ltr. per lot $3,200 - $3,600

231 CHÂTEAU CANON-LA-GAFFELIÈRE 1990 (OWC) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B WS 93 WA 94 12 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400


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CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1982 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x ts. 2 x wrinkled labels

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. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2035. WA 96

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

Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050+ WA 100

1 bt.

2 bts.

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

233 CHÂTEAU PAPE CLEMENT 2005 (OWC) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé u. bn. scraped label. cracked wax capsule A blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, Pape Clement’s 2005 has an opaque purple color and smoky barbecue and chocolaty notes intermixed with cassis and blackberries. There is also some underlying minerality in this full-bodied, superconcentrated wine, which has wonderfully sweet, well-integrated tannins. This majestic, multidimensional wines is one of the great, great wines of the vintage. It should drink well for at least another 25 years. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2040 WS 96 WA 99 1 3 ltr. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

2 bts.

per lot $2,400 - $2,600

238 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1982 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 2 x wrinkled & scraped labels Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050+ WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $2,400 - $2,600

239 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1982 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 2 x wrinkled & scraped labels Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050+ WA 100 per lot $2,400 - $2,600

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CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1982 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x vts. 2 x wrinkled & scraped labels. 1 x scraped capsule

This wine remains one of the legends of Bordeaux. It has thrown off the backward, youthful style that existed during its first 25 years of life, and over the last 4-5 years has developed such secondary nuances as cedar and spice box. The creme de cassis, underlying floral note, full-bodied power, extraordinary purity, multilayered texture, and finish of over a minute are a showcase for what this Chateau accomplished in 1982. The wine is still amazingly youthful, vibrant, and pure. It appears capable of remaining fruity and vibrant in 2082! Thank God it is beginning to budge, as I would like to drink most of my supply before I kick the bucket. This is a great, still youthful wine, and, on occasion, one does understand the hierarchy of Bordeaux chateaux when you see the complexity and brilliance of this firstgrowth. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050+ WA 100

Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050+ WA 100

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per lot $2,400 - $2,600

236 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1982 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x ts. 2 x wrinkled labels Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050+ WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $2,400 - $2,600

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per lot $2,400 - $2,600

241 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x vts. 2 x soiled labels. 1 x peeling label The 1986 Mouton-Rothschild is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot that was picked from 2 October until 16 October. Winemaker Philippe Dhalluin, who was not working at the property back then, told me that the pH was fairly low at 3.54 when it is usually around 3.75, due to the natural tartaric acid in the vines. It has a powerful and intense bouquet as always: exemplary graphite and cedar scents, a touch of black pepper and incense. It seems to unfurl in the glass, like a motor revving its engine. The palate is beautifully balanced with its trademark firm tannic structure, a MoutonRothschild with backbone and masculinity. Layers of black fruit intermingling with mint and graphite, a hint of licorice emanating from the Merlot, gently fanning out and my God, it is incredibly long. It is not like the 1985 MoutonRothschild that is so fleshy and generous. This is serious, aristocratic Mouton, a true vin de garde and yes, I do think drinkers will have to wait until it reaches its true peak. Sometimes that's just the way it is. Tasted September 2016. Drink: 2021-2050 WS 99 WA 100 2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2000 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn.

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2000 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 2 x stained & scraped labels

The last time I tasted the 1996 Mouton Rothschild (maybe a couple of years ago?), I recall it was a bit broody and closed. This showing was anything but! Deep garnet in color, it sashays out of the glass with lavishly dressed, gregarious crème de cassis, baked blackberries and plum pudding scents plus touches of menthol, fenugreek, star anise and sandalwood with fleeting glimpses at dried rose petals and oolong tea. The full-bodied palate is richly fruited, opulent and oh-so seductive, with bags of youthful black fruit and lovely finely grained tannins, finishing with fantastic freshness and length. This was tasted from jeroboam in September 2019. Drink: 2019-2056 WA 97+

October 2019 Drink: 2020-2055 WA 97+

June 2010 Drink: 2010-2060 WA 98

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per lot $1,200 - $1,400

243 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1998 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 2 x wrinkled & scuffed labels Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 1998 Mouton Rothschild is deep garnet-brick in color with lovely creme de cassis, dried roses, hoisin and baking spice notes with underlying notions of dried cherries and mulberries plus touches of wood smoke, incense and forest floor. May 2018 Drink: 2018-2043 WA 97 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

244 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2000 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. Deep garnet colored with a touch of brick, the 2000 Mouton Rothschild (composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot) boldly bursts from the glass with tantalizing Black Forest cake, dried mulberries, kirsch and blackcurrant pastilles notes plus wa"s of iodine, incense, potpourri and cinnamon stick with a hint of cigar boxes. Medium to fullbodied, the palate packs in the muscular fruit, framed by firm, ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with phenomenal length. This is an incredibly complex and multifaceted wine, and it's drinking deliciously now. This said, I can’t help but feel that it is holding something back, that it still has another layer of opulence and seduction to reveal in its tight-knit fruit and solid structure. I personally can’t wait to see how this beauty will continue to unfold over the years to come. October 2019 Drink: 2020-2055 WA 97+ 1 bt.

per lot $2,400 - $2,600

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October 2019 Drink: 2020-2055 WA 97+ 1 bt.

per lot $2,400 - $2,600

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

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

248 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2000 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 2 x stained & scraped labels. 1 x scraped capsule The 2000 Latour (a relatively abundant 14,000 cases compared to what they produced in 2009, 2008, or 2005) is “packed and stacked.” The extremely rich, black/purple color to the rim is followed by a wine with some subtle smoke, loads of minerals, a hint of vanilla, and plenty of creme de cassis as well as roasted meat and a slight scorched earth character. Broad, savory, and rich, the wine seems to be about 5 years away from full maturity and should drink well for at least 40-50 more years. A great effort, probably eclipsed only by 2003 and 2009. June 2010 Drink: 2010-2060 WA 98 2 bts.

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

June 2010 Drink: 2010-2060 WA 98 2 bts.

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

251 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2003 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 3 x scraped labels 2003 was one of the ho#est, earliest Bordeaux vintages ever. Some vines suffered from lack of moisture, but old vines and clay subsoil at Enclos saw this vineyard through. The Merlot harvest occurred between September 8 and 13, and the Cabernet Sauvignon was picked between September 22 and 30. The 2003 Latour is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. Six percent of the press wine was added to the final blend. It has a medium to deep garnet-purple color, then wow—it explodes from the glass with bombastic black and blue fruits, followed up by meat, wood smoke, sandalwood and Indian spice accents with underlying floral wa"s. The palate is full, rich, velvety, seductive and very long on the finish. There were only 10,800 cases made (rather than the normal 15,000-20,000). February 2019 WA 100 3 bts. per lot $2,600 - $3,000

252 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1996 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 2 x scraped labels. 1 x stained label Deep garnet-black in color, the 1996 is classic Latour at its utmost. The nose offers a tantalizing array of complex notes including dried Chinese plums, toasted nuts, Indian spices and black olive tapenade over a core of dried cherries and aged meat. The palate is pure power that is stunningly balanced giving a generous level of fruit concentration perfectly offset by a high level of very finely grained tannins and seamless freshness. Possessing a finish that just goes on and on, this is as good as it gets. WS 96 WA 100 2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1996 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 1 x scraped label

The 1970 started off life more tannic, backward, massive, but needing considerable time, and it has now hit full stride. It is a profound Petrus, and certainly one of the great Petrus’ of the last half century. The wine has a huge nose of cedar, caramel, vanilla, tobacco, fruitcake, and licorice-infused black cherry jam. It is unctuously textured and very full-bodied, with extraordinary sweetness and glycerin, and a layered, viscous finish. This wine should continue to drink well for at least another 20 years. Anticipated maturity: Now-2025. WA 99

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

Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2020-2050 WA 98

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Offering pure black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, the inky ruby/purple 2005 Petrus is still very young and unyielding, but superconcentrated, powerful, full-bodied and primordial. It is much more backward than the likes of Lafleur, Trotanoy or Hosanna. Nevertheless, it is super-rich, extracted, beautifully balanced and pure. Forget it for another 10-15 years, and drink it over the following half-century. This may well be among the longest-lived wines of 2005. WS 100 WA 97 per lot $3,500 - $4,000

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per lot $1,300 - $1,500

per lot $3,500 - $4,000

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per lot $2,400 - $2,800

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per lot $1,300 - $1,500

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per lot $2,400 - $2,800

267 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2000 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé Since I gave this wine a perfect score, I suppose some could see this as a downgrade. I found everything still there for a perfect rating, but I was just struck by how tight and backward the wine was. A blend of 93.3% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, the wine still has a dark ruby/purple color and an extraordinarily youthful nose of graphite, black currants, sweet, unsmoked cigar tobacco, and flowers. The wine is rich, medium to full-bodied, but has that ethereal elegance and purity that is always Lafite. June 2010 WA 98+ 2 bts.

2 bts.

per lot $2,400 - $2,800

Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2020-2050 WA 98

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

1 bt.

per lot $2,400 - $2,800

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WS 100 WA 97

WS 100 WA 97

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CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1996 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x bn.

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2005 Pomerol. u. bn

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June 2010 WA 98+ 2 bts.

per lot $3,200 - $3,600

269 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2000 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé June 2010 WA 98+ 2 bts.

per lot $3,200 - $3,600

270 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2003 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé The 2003 Lafite Rothschild comes as close to perfection as any of the great Lafites made over the past three decades (1982, 1986, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010). This sensational effort came in at 12.7% natural alcohol, it is made in the style of one of this estate’s great classics, the 1959. Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color to the rim along with a luxurious bouquet of cedarwood, lead pencil shaving, white chocolate, cocoa and cassis. Fat, rich, opulent and full-bodied with low acidity and stunning seductiveness and complexity, this noble wine possesses a bountiful, generous, heady style. It is just coming into its plateau of maturity where it should hold for 20-25 years. This is one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage – make no mistake about that. August 2014 Drink: 2014 -2039 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $2,600 - $2,800

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

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

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

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 WA 100 3 bts. per lot $2,000 - $2,200

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CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2003 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x bn August 2014 Drink: 2014-2039 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $2,600 - $2,800

April 2002 WS 92 WA 97 E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA TURQUE 1999 (1) Rhône. scuffed label

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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 WS 92 WA 97

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

per lot $2,600 - $2,800

The nearly perfect 1997 Cote Rotie La Landonne is an amazing achievement for the vintage. An astonishing saturated purple color is followed by scents of licorice, roasted meats, coffee, toasty oak, plums, and blackberries. The wine is extremely smoky, earthy, and terroirdriven. This 1997 offers exceptional expansiveness on the palate, sweet tannin, low acidity, and a ripe, robust finish. One to three years of cellaring is warranted, but it is capable of lasting for two decades. April 2002 WA 98

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Anticipated maturity: 2006-2025. June 2003 WA 100

276 E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA LANDONNE 1998 (1) Rhône. wrinkled & scraped label 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 WA 100 E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA MOULINE 1998 (1) Rhône. April 2002 WS 92 WA 97 E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA TURQUE 1999 (1) Rhône. scraped label Anticipated maturity: 2006-2025. June 2003 WA 100 3 bts. per lot $2,000 - $2,200


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CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE HOMMAGE À JACQUES PERRIN 2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 2 x 1 cm. 1 x scraped label

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE HOMMAGE À JACQUES PERRIN 2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 2 x 1 cm. 1 x scraped label. 1 x scraped capsule

Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025. April 2002 WA 100 E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA MOULINE 1998 (1) Rhône. scraped label April 2002 WS 92 WA 97 E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA TURQUE 1999 (1) Rhône. scraped label Anticipated maturity: 2006-2025. June 2003 WA 100 3 bts. per lot $2,000 - $2,200

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E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA LANDONNE 1997 Rhône. 3 x scraped & stained labels The nearly perfect 1997 Cote Rotie La Landonne is an amazing achievement for the vintage. An astonishing saturated purple color is followed by scents of licorice, roasted meats, coffee, toasty oak, plums, and blackberries. The wine is extremely smoky, earthy, and terroirdriven. This 1997 offers exceptional expansiveness on the palate, sweet tannin, low acidity, and a ripe, robust finish. One to three years of cellaring is warranted, but it is capable of lasting for two decades. April 2002 WA 98 3 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500

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281 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE HOMMAGE À JACQUES PERRIN 2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 2 x 1 cm. February 2015 WS 95 WA 96 2 bts.

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282 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE HOMMAGE À JACQUES PERRIN 2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 2 x 1 cm. 2 x scuffed labels February 2015 WS 95 WA 96

E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA LANDONNE 1997 Rhône. 1 x wrinkled & stained label. 1 x scraped & stained label April 2002 WA 98 per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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I found this bo"le of 2001 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin to be slightly behind a recent bo"le from my cellar. Nevertheless, it was perfumed and surprisingly open, with gorgeous cedar, charcuterie, truffle, blackberry and currant-like fruit all soaring from the glass. Full-bodied, seamless and supple, with its tannin, fruit and acidity perfectly balanced, it’s just now on the cusp of moving from its adolescent stage into the early stages of maturity. Give bo"les another 3-5 years and enjoy over the following couple of decades. The blend here is the classic, foudreaged mix of 60% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, 10% Counoise, and 10% Syrah. February 2015 WS 95 WA 96

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283 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE HOMMAGE À JACQUES PERRIN 2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 2 x 1 cm. 1 x scuffed label February 2015 WS 95 WA 96 2 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

per lot $700 - $900

286 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 1998 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. scraped & stained label WA 93 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE HOMMAGE À JACQUES PERRIN 1989 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 2 cm. scraped label. CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE HOMMAGE À JACQUES PERRIN 1998 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. scraped label. I've been lucky enough to have the 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin numerous times recently and it has never failed to deliver everything I could want from a wine. Ge"ing the best parcel of Grenache from the estate and a dramatically shi$ed blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre and the rest Syrah and Counoise, it's a massive and concentrated Chateauneuf that surprisingly still seems to show its Mourvedre component front and center. Blackberries, kirsch, truffle, gamy meats, licorice and earth all give way to a full-bodied, seamless, impeccably balanced wine that carries its huge core of fruit with remarkable freshness and grace. While it will no doubt continue to evolve gracefully, it's brilliant today. August 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 WA 100 3 bts. per lot $1,600 - $1,800


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DOMAINE PÉGAÜ CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE DA CAPO 2003 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

CHÂTEAU RAYAS CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE RÉSERVE 1990 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 2 cm. crooked label

The 2000 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin (60% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, 10% Counoise, and 10% Syrah) was singing! Open, upfront, sexy and seamless, with awesome notes of saddle leather, Provencal herbs, barnyard, spice and licorice-soaked black cherry and sweet cassis, it hit the palate with full-bodied richness, no hard edges, and an unctuous, heavenly texture. Reminding me of the 1990, yet perhaps just slightly less intense, this is a profound effort that will drink nicely for another two decades or more. February 2015 Drink: 2015-2040 WA 98 3 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

288 LES CAILLOUX (LUCIEN ET ANDRÉ BRUNEL) CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE CENTENAIRE 1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 6 x scuffed labels Happily, the last two bo"les of 1998 Cuvee Centenaire from my cellar were representative of the score that has been bestowed above. Dense plum/garnet to the rim, with an extraordinary nose of creme de cassis, blackberry, licorice, camphor, new saddle leather, and scorched earth, the wine is fullbodied, opulent, rich, very pure, and from sound bo"les, a great Cuvee Centenaire that comes close to rivaling the perfect 1990. This wine should drink well for another decade or more. June 2010 WA 97 6 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

For the fourth time, the Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo has been produced, and for the fourth time, it has received a perfect score although I might back off the 2000's perfect score based on the fact that it seems to be more of an upper-ninety point wine than pure perfection these days. The 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo has distanced itself ever so slightly from the 2003 Cuvee Reservee. Before bo"ling and immediately a#er bo"ling, these two wines’ differences were not as evident. At present the Capo reveals that extra level of flavor, power, complexity and richness. It is a big wine (16.1% alcohol – less than in the 1998, but more than in the 2000 and 2007) boasting a dark plum/garnet color as well as a stunning bouquet of aged beef intermixed with pepper, herbes de Provence, and steak au poivre. This unctuously textured, full-bodied Chateauneuf possesses enormous body, huge flavors and sweet, velvety tannins. Still youthful, it has not yet begun to close down, and I’m not sure it ever will given this unusual vintage. It is a modern day classic that should continue to provide provocative as well as compelling drinking for 20-30+ years. October 2010 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

290 DOMAINE PÉGAÜ CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE DA CAPO 2003 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. October 2010 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

291 DOMAINE PÉGAÜ CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE DA CAPO 2003 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. October 2010 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

As for the 1990, I have had the good fortune to drink nearly three cases, and it has been one of the triumphs of my cellar. A mere 1-2 years ago, I enjoyed a succession of perfect “100 point” bo"les, but the last several bo"les have merited 96-100 points, perhaps revealing the direction of this wine’s evolution. Nevertheless, this is riveting stuff. A legendary Rayas made from extremely ripe Grenache, it exhibits notes of over-ripe kirsch, raspberries, cherries, game, licorice, and tobacco. This unctuously-textured, thick, juicy Chateauneuf must tip the scale at 15.5% alcohol. It is truly a Rhone Valley monument. December 2002 WA (99-100) 1 bt.

294 CHÂTEAU RAYAS CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE RÉSERVE 1995 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. scraped label The 1995 is spectacular. When Emmanuel Reynaud said it was evolving quickly, in essence repudiating this vintage, I immediately drank two bo"les of this glorious elixir. It does not reveal the over-ripeness of the 1990, bringing to mind a hypothetical blend of the great 1989 and 1978. Deeply-colored and still young, with black currant/creme de cassis-like characteristics, huge body, yet great structure and delineation, this is a classic Rayas that is totally different than the 1990. It should continue to improve in the bo"le and may merit an even higher score. December 2002 WA 96 1 bt.

DOMAINE PÉGAÜ CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE DA CAPO 2003 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. scraped label October 2010 WA 100 1 mag.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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

One of the greatest wines ever produced ... anywhere ... is the 1990. Having consistently merited 100 points (if my scoring system went higher, it would be there), it continues to perform like a young wine, yet is accessible enough to be appreciated for its extraordinary combination of power, complexity, and majestic layers of flavor. The color is a dark plum/ruby to the edge. The monumental bouquet offers up aromas of liquified charcoaled beef intermixed with pepper, smoke, creme de cassis, kirsch liqueur, truffles, and new saddle leather. This full-bodied, viscous, prodigious Chateauneuf du Pape must be tasted to be believed. It is more like a food than a beverage. Anticipated maturity: now-2030. December 2002 WA 100

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 WA 100

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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 WS 92 WA 97

2 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

298 CHÂTEAU RAYAS CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE RÉSERVE 1998 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. scraped & peeling label CHÂTEAU RAYAS CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE RÉSERVE 2005 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. damaged label Showing the more structured, savory and austere side of the vintage, the 2005 Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape will be 20-30 year wine. Offering up lots of darker fruits, gunpowder, ground pepper, truffles and licorice, it has fullbodied richness, a beautiful texture and no shortage of tannin or acid, both of which make themselves known on the finish. This is a wine to hide in the cellar for at least another 4-5 years, and it will still be going strong in 2030+. February 2015 Drink: 2020-2035 WA 96+ 2 bts.

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

299 CHÂTEAU RAYAS CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE RÉSERVE 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 2 x scuffed labels

per lot $2,400 - $2,800

302 HENRI BONNEAU CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE RÉSERVE DES CÉLESTINS 1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 1 x wrinkled label. 1 x scraped capsule Drunk with the Bonneau family a#er the visit, the 1998 Châteauneuf du Pape Reserve des Célestins is a heavenly elixir that’s one of the most impressive wines in the vintage. In addition, it was so young and powerful, it was hard to believe it was 18 years old. Deep ruby color, with to die for notes of kirsch, currants, beef blood, roasted herbs and crushed rocks, this incredible wine hits the palate with fullbodied richness, a powerful, structured midpalate and a finish that leaves you begging for another sip. It was a fi$ing end to a terrific visit. October 2016 WA 98

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E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA TURQUE 1999 (1) Rhône. scraped label 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 WA 100 3 bts. per lot $2,000 - $2,200

February 2015 Drink: 2020-2035 WA 96+ 2 bts. 2 bts.

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

304 GAJA SORI TILDIN LANGHE 1997 Piedmonte. u. 2 x 1 cm. 1 x scraped label

300 HENRI BONNEAU CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE RÉSERVE DES CÉLESTINS 1989 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. scraped & peeling label Inching closer and closer to the celestial 1990, is the 1989. This cuvee was fabulous when tasted in Bonneau’s cellars, but it closed down a#er bo$ling. Possibly even more powerful and tannic than the 1990, as well as more backward, the 1989 looks to be a great classic. It is a Reserve des Celestins to forget for another 3-8 years. It possesses all the characteristics of the 1990, but everything is packed into a more linear personality. Amazing stuff! Anticipated maturity: 2009-2035. December 2002 WA 99 1 bt.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

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 WA 99 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO TOSCANA IGT 2004 Tuscany. u. vts.

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. WS 94 WA 99 2 bts.

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per lot $2,000 - $2,200

312 TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO TOSCANA IGT 1997 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 1 x scraped label

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

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

309 GAJA CONTEISA 1997 Piedmonte. u. 1 x vts. 1 x ts. 3 x scraped labels The 1997 Conteisa offers classic aromas of licorice, melted tar, black cherries, wet stones, and tobacco. It is a full-bodied, unctuouslytextured wine of remarkable density and thickness. The tannin is high, but sweet. This brawny offering cuts an immense swath across the palate, but there are no hard edges and all the component parts are pure as well as wellintegrated. There are 15,000 bo"les of this spectacular wine. Anticipated maturity: 2003 -2030. WS 97 WA 98

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per lot $2,500 - $3,000

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

310 GAJA CONTEISA 1997 Piedmonte. u. 3 x vts. 2 x scraped labels. 2 x stained labels Anticipated maturity: 2003-2030. WS 97 WA 98

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

318 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA SASSICAIA 1985 Tuscany. u. 1 x vts. 1 x ts. 2 x soiled labes. 1 x peeling label. 1 x scraped capsule 2 bts.

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The stunning 2004 Masseto (100% Merlot) presents layers of sweet jammy dark fruit and mineral notes that burst forth from the glass with notable length, purity and delineation. It is a decidedly elegant and super-refined Masseto that continues to integrate its 100% new oak well, showing extraordinary class and fine, silkytextured tannins that caress the palate on the long finish. The 2004 will be hard to resist in its youth as it is incredibly delicious even now, yet it promises to develop gracefully to at least age 20. It is a phenomenal effort that is not to be missed. June 2007 WA 97

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319 ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 1999 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. scraped label WA 94 ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 2001 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. scraped label The 2001 Solaia, far superior to the overrated 1997 (to which I also prefer the 1999 and 1994) is a classic example of central Tuscan Cabernet at its best, ruby-purple in color, warm and explosive in its expression of black currant fruit, tobacco, tar, and graphite, superbly concentrated and dense on the palate but balanced and shapely at the same time and with a noble austerity and grip on the finish which resembles the best of Bordeaux. The wine is a sure bet for another two decades of superb drinking. April 2006 Drink: 2006-2026 WA 96 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA SASSICAIA 1999 (2) Tuscany. u. 2 x bn. 1 x scraped label

per lot $2,500 - $3,000 4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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The unfiltered 1997 Solaia (75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, and 5% Cabernet Franc, from a single 25-acre vineyard) is aged in 100% new French oak. There are 8,000 cases of the 1997. The sensational, opaque blue/purple-colored 1997 exhibits a complex nose of cedar, spice box, cassis, and subtle oak. With yields of only 30 hectoliters per hectare, and malolactic fermentation in barrel (a la Tignanello), this wine reveals extraordinary concentration, a thick, viscous texture, yet no sense of heaviness or ponderousness. It is a thrilling Solaia to consume over the next two decades. If a first-growth Pauillac were made in Tuscany, this would be it! February 2000 WA 96 3 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

321 ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 1997 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 2 x scraped labels

CASTELLO DEI RAMPOLLA VIGNA D'ALCEO 1998 (2) Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 2 x scuffed labels CASTELLO DEI RAMPOLLA VIGNA D'ALCEO 2000 (3) Tuscany. u. 2 x bn. 1 x vts. 2 x scuffed labels For whatever reason, the full-bodied 2000 Vigna d'Alceo was roaring the day I tasted it. A single vineyard blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Sangiovese, it tastes like the Sammarco on steroids. It boasts a deep purple color in addition to scents of espresso, sweet melted licorice, black currant jam, and toasty oak. There is great intensity, superb purity, and a finish that lingers for nearly a minute. This mythical wine requires 2-3 years of cellaring, and will age effortlessly for two decades. December 2002 Drink: 2004-2022 WA 98

GIACOMO CONTERNO BAROLO RISERVA MONFORTINO 1999 (1) Piedmonte. u. bn.

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TUA RITA REDIGAFFI 1998 (1) Tuscany. u. bn.

per lot $800 - $1,000

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

The 1998 Barolo Riserva Monfortino is a monumental effort. A deep dark red, it opens with a huge nose of licorice, roses and cocoa, then flows onto the palate with masses of sweet, concentrated dark fruit that go on forever. Notes of mineral and leather gradually develop in the glass, adding further complexity as this great wine begins to reveal its expansive and profound personality. The 1998 is unusually open right now. As was the case with the 1997 at this stage, it should offer a brief drinking window over the next 6 months or so before shu$ing down for what is likely to be an extended period prior to awakening in the glorious prime of its life. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2023. October 2006 WA 97

February 2000 WA 96 2 bts.

The 2001 Redigaffi, an exceptionally deep ruby with an exotic nose of chocolate covered cherries and plum jam along with additional notes of coconut and roasted coffee, has the tell-tale super richness and density of perfectly ripe Merlot, lush, enveloping, plush, and concentrated. April 2004 WA 96

Tua Rita's 2000 Redigaffi has taken a big leap forward in its evolution. The wine is infused with black fruit, prune and blackberry preserves that come together to form an inky appearance and chewy consistency. Beyond those fruit tones are equally robust aromas of Teriyaki sauce, barbecue smoke and exotic spice. Redigaffi is a pure expression of Merlot and it delivers condensed, thickly extracted and syrupy aromas some 15 years a#er the harvest. The wine is like a time capsule that takes us back to a time when this richer and more opulent style was so enthusiastically embraced. My feeling is that the wine has not aged as steadily as was once predicted. Upon initial release, Robert Parker had given this wine 100 points, and if I'm not mistaken I believe it was the second Italian wine to earn such an honor a#er the 1985 Sassicaia. Since then, it has shed much of its fruit and has become more defined by its oak spice and tangy cedar. In the mouth, the wine shows abundant texture with integrated tannins. January 2016 WA 96 3 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,600

The 1999 Barolo Riserva Monfortino takes things to another level, hard as that may be to believe. It is deeply expressive in its aromatics, with breathtaking nuances of roses, menthol, spices and licorice that emerge from the glass, melding seamlessly onto the palate where complex layers of dark ripe fruit captivate the taster in an endless counterpoint of aromas, flavors and sensations that are hard to fully capture with mere words. Boasting much intensity and a more full-bodied structure than the 1998, with building tannins that define the eternal finish, it is wine to taste now and over the next 6-9 months before it begins to shut down. Sampled from both bo$le and magnum, it is a remarkable wine in every way, and is sure to take a place among the great Monfortinos of all time. Those fortunate enough to own Monfortinos from the recent string of vintages dating back to 1995 as well as the equally promising 2000 and 2001 will no doubt enjoy debating the merits of these remarkable wines for years and decades to come. The 1999 Monfortino remains one of the greatest young wines I have ever tasted. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2039. October 2006 WA 98 2 bts.

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GIACOMO CONTERNO BAROLO RISERVA MONFORTINO 1997 Piedmonte. u. 1 x bn. 1 x scraped label. 1 x wrinkled label

GIACOMO CONTERNO BAROLO RISERVA MONFORTINO 1998 Piedmonte. scraped label

The 1997 Barolo Riserva Monfortino might be considered Giovanni Conterno’s monument, the greatest ever made in a series which goes back all the way to the 1950s. Enormously full and ripe, layered and textured with a richness which is almost indescribable, it truly has it all, the rose petals, tar, and licorice of the nose, the succulent density of the flavors, the endless finish which rises to a crescendo of sensual authority. Strangely enough, it is already approachable, even if it will undoubtedly be good for another quarter of a century. A last piece of good news is that the 1996 version of this wine, a work of art which seemed hewn out of granite, is finally beginning to so!en, open up, and show its austere magnificence. Unlike the 1997, it is a wine I would not touch for another ten years but, as in the fable of the tortoise and the hare, it is entirely possible that the former beast will win the race. August 2005 WA 98

The 1998 Barolo Riserva Monfortino is a monumental effort. A deep dark red, it opens with a huge nose of licorice, roses and cocoa, then flows onto the palate with masses of sweet, concentrated dark fruit that go on forever. Notes of mineral and leather gradually develop in the glass, adding further complexity as this great wine begins to reveal its expansive and profound personality. The 1998 is unusually open right now. As was the case with the 1997 at this stage, it should offer a brief drinking window over the next 6 months or so before shu"ing down for what is likely to be an extended period prior to awakening in the glorious prime of its life. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2023. October 2006 WA 97

BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO LE ROCCHE DEL FALLETTO DI SERRALUNGA D’ALBA RISERVA 2000 Piedmonte. 3 x scuffed labels

2 bts.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

GIACOMO CONTERNO BAROLO RISERVA MONFORTINO 1997 Piedmonte. 1 x wrinkled label August 2005 WA 98 per lot $2,500 - $3,000

GIACOMO CONTERNO BAROLO RISERVA MONFORTINO 1997 Piedmonte. 1 x wrinkled label August 2005 WA 98 per lot $2,500 - $3,000

332 GIACOMO CONTERNO BAROLO RISERVA MONFORTINO 1996 Piedmonte. u. 1 x bn. The 1996 Barolo Monfortino, just bo"led, is a brooding, backward behemoth, which reminds me of the 1978 in its youth. An usually dark garnet for a completely traditional Barolo, its fabulously fresh aromas, plummy and spicy and redolent of roses, violets, graphite, and road tar, give way to a super-concentrated palate, massive and packed, dense and intense in texture and continuity. It is explosive on the development and finish, both mouth-coating and chewy yet nobly austere and with the length and kick which characterize the greatest of Barolo. I would not touch a bo"le until 2010, and imagine that it will still be an extraordinary wine in 2035. October 2003 WA 96 2 bts.

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Anticipated maturity: 2012-2023. October 2006 WA 97 1 mag.

per lot $2,000 - $2,400

335 GIACOMO CONTERNO BAROLO RISERVA MONFORTINO 1999 (OWC) Piedmonte.

331

2 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,400

GIACOMO CONTERNO BAROLO RISERVA MONFORTINO 1998 Piedmonte. soiled & peeling label

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2 bts.

1 mag.

per lot $2,400 - $2,600

The 1999 Barolo Riserva Monfortino takes things to another level, hard as that may be to believe. It is deeply expressive in its aromatics, with breathtaking nuances of roses, menthol, spices and licorice that emerge from the glass, melding seamlessly onto the palate where complex layers of dark ripe fruit captivate the taster in an endless counterpoint of aromas, flavors and sensations that are hard to fully capture with mere words. Boasting much intensity and a more full-bodied structure than the 1998, with building tannins that define the eternal finish, it is wine to taste now and over the next 6-9 months before it begins to shut down. Sampled from both bo"le and magnum, it is a remarkable wine in every way, and is sure to take a place among the great Monfortinos of all time. Those fortunate enough to own Monfortinos from the recent string of vintages dating back to 1995 as well as the equally promising 2000 and 2001 will no doubt enjoy debating the merits of these remarkable wines for years and decades to come. The 1999 Monfortino remains one of the greatest young wines I have ever tasted. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2039. October 2006 WA 98 1 mag.

per lot $3,000 - $3,500

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

337 BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO LE ROCCHE DEL FALLETTO DI SERRALUNGA D’ALBA RISERVA 2000 Piedmonte. 3 x scuffed labels 3 bts. per lot $2,200 - $2,400

338 BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO LE ROCCHE DEL FALLETTO DI SERRALUNGA D’ALBA RISERVA 2001 Piedmonte. 3 x scuffed labels 3 bts. per lot $2,400 - $2,600

339 BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO LE ROCCHE DEL FALLETTO DI SERRALUNGA D’ALBA RISERVA 2001 Piedmonte. 3 x scuffed labels 3 bts. per lot $2,400 - $2,600

340 BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO LE ROCCHE DEL FALLETTO DI SERRALUNGA D’ALBA RISERVA 1996 Piedmonte. 3 x scraped labels. missing gold printing 3 bts. per lot $2,200 - $2,400

341 BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO LE ROCCHE DEL FALLETTO DI SERRALUNGA D’ALBA RISERVA 1996 Piedmonte. 3 x scraped labels. missing gold printing 3 bts. per lot $2,200 - $2,400

342 FALLETTO BRUNO GIACOSA BARBARESCO ASILI RISERVA 1996 Piedmonte. u. 3 x vts. 3 x soiled & scraped labels 3 bts. per lot $2,000 - $2,400


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ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 1997 (OWC) Tuscany. u. bn. scraped label

HARLAN ESTATE PROPRIETARY RED 1995 Napa Valley. u. 1 x bn.

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

The 1995 Harlan Estate is almost as perfect as the 1994. It has go"en even be"er in the bo"le, and remains one of the most remarkable young Cabernet Sauvignons I have tasted. The wine, a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot, was aged in 100% new oak, which adds subtle pain grille/toasty scents. This opaque purple-colored Cabernet offers up a nose of smoke, coffee beans, black and blue fruits, minerals, and roasted herbs. It is extremely fullbodied, with spectacular purity, exquisite equilibrium, and a seamless personality with everything in total harmony. The finish lasts for more than 40 seconds. This extravagantly rich, profoundly complex 1995 will give its 1994 sibling a run for its money. December 1998 WA 99

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1 3 ltr. per lot $1,800 - $2,000

2 bts.

BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO LE ROCCHE DEL FALLETTO DI SERRALUNGA D’ALBA RISERVA 2004 Piedmonte.

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CASTELLO DEI RAMPOLLA VIGNA D'ALCEO 1999 Tuscany. u. 2 x bn. 1 x ts. 2 x scraped labels. 1 x stained label

HARLAN ESTATE PROPRIETARY RED 1997 Napa Valley. u. 2 x bn.

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

344 BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO LE ROCCHE DEL FALLETTO DI SERRALUNGA D’ALBA RISERVA 2004 Piedmonte. u. bn 1 mag.

1 mag.

per lot $2,000 - $2,400

per lot $2,000 - $2,400

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

BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO LE ROCCHE DEL FALLETTO DI SERRALUNGA D’ALBA RISERVA 2004 Piedmonte. u. bn 1 mag.

per lot $2,000 - $2,400

347 BRUNO GIACOSA BARBARESCO ASILI RISERVA 1996 Piedmonte. 1 mag.

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

348 BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO LE ROCCHE DEL FALLETTO DI SERRALUNGA D’ALBA RISERVA 2004 (OWC) Piedmonte. 6 bts. per lot $4,000 - $4,500

349 BRUNO GIACOSA BARBARESCO ASILI RISERVA 2004 (OWC) Piedmonte. 6 bts. per lot $4,500 - $5,000

352 HARLAN ESTATE PROPRIETARY RED 1994 Napa Valley. u. 2 x bn. What can I say about the 1994? I have tasted the wine for three consecutive years, and each time it satisfied all of my requirements for perfection. The opaque purple color is followed by spectacular aromatics that soar from the glass, offering up celestial levels of black currants, minerals, smoked herbs, cedar wood, coffee, and pain grille. In the mouth, this seamless legend reveals full body, and exquisite layers of phenomenally pure and rich fruit, followed by a 40+ second finish. While accessible, the 1994 begs for another 5-7 years of cellaring. It should easily last for 30+ years. Every possible jagged edge - acidity, alcohol, tannin, and wood - is brilliantly intertwined in what seems like a diaphanous format. What is so extraordinary about this large-scaled wine, with its dazzling display of aromatics and prodigious flavors and depth, is that it offers no hint of heaviness or coarseness. Harlan's 1994 comes close to immortality in the glass. WS 96 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $2,400 - $2,800

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

The 1997 Harlan Estate is one of the greatest Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines I have ever tasted. A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the rest Merlot and Cabernet Franc, this enormously-endowed, profoundly rich wine must be tasted to be believed. Opaque purplecolored, it boasts spectacular, soaring aromatics of vanilla, minerals, coffee, blackberries, licorice, and cassis. In the mouth, layer a#er layer unfold powerfully yet gently. Acidity, tannin, and alcohol are well-balanced by the wine's unreal richness and singular personality. The finish exceeds one minute. December 2000 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $2,400 - $2,800


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

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2000 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 3 x scraped labels

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

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

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE BLANC 2001 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. scraped label

1 bt.

Reminiscent of the 1995, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape is tight, structured and backward, with high acidity and tannin. Showing notes of blackcurrants, black raspberry, truffle, damp earth and cedar, with medium to full-bodied richness and depth, it needs another 3-5 years to reach the early stages of maturity, at which point it will hold for another decade or more. February 2015 Drink: 2017-2035 WA 95

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

356 MAISON LEROY GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN 2013 Côte de Nuits. u. 4 x 1 cm. 4 x scraped labels 4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

357 MAISON LEROY NUITS-ST. GEORGES 2013 Côte de Nuits. u. 2 x 1 cm. 2 x 2 x cm. 4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

358 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2000 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 6 x bn. 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 WA 95+ 6 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

CHÂTEAU GISCOURS 2000 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. bn. scraped label PIERRE PONNELLE CLOS ST-DENIS PIERRE PONNELLE 1961 (1) Côte de Nuits. u. 2 cm. damaged label 3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

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

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ISOLE E OLENA CEPPARELLO BARBERINO VAL D'ELSA 2004 (1 mag.) Tuscany. u. bn. scraped label

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 1997 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 x 1 cm. scraped label CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2005 (1 mag.) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

2 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $400 - $600

MARCHESI DI BAROLO BAROLO CANNUBI 2004 (1 mag., OC) Piedmonte. 2 mags.

per lot $300 - $500

364 CAYMUS VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2005 (3) Napa Valley. u. 3 x bn. FAR NIENTE WINERY CABERNET SAUVIGNON OAKVILLE ESTATE 2005 (3) Napa Valley. u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 1 x peeling label

361

6 bts. per lot $700 - $900

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2006 (OWC) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 4 cm. soiled label

365

As I stated last year, there is no Hommage a Jacques Perrin in 2006, but Beaucastel’s 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape is performing even be!er from bo!le than it did last year. Its dense plum/ruby/purple color is followed by a big, sweet perfume of black truffles, camphor, earth, incense, new saddle leather, and loads of peppery, blackberry, and herb-infused, meaty, black cherry fruit. Deep, full-bodied, and dense, with sweet tannin, this explosively rich Chateauneuf is a stronger effort than the 2005, 2004, or 2003. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2028. October 2008 WA 95 1 3 ltr. per lot $300 - $500

CAYMUS VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL SELECTION 2005 Napa Valley. u. 3 x bn. 3 x scraped labels The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection is made in the classic Caymus style that Chuck Wagner has perfected, seemingly so easily. It’s a big, ripe Napa Cabernet Sauvignon (as it should be) coming in at 15.2% natural alcohol. This has gorgeous notes of fig, plum, blackberry, cassis, with no real oak showing through, at least at age ten. Low in acidity, opulent, sexy and fresh, it is indeed a beverage of pleasure, and Chuck Wagner certainly knows how to deliver it in spades. This full-bodied, juicy Cabernet Sauvignon will age easily for another 10-15 years, but why wait? It is that stunning at present. WA 96 3 bts. per lot $500 - $700


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CHÂTEAU DOISY-DAËNE 2007 Sauternes. u. 12 x bn. 3 x scraped labels. 3 scuffed labels

DOMAINE HENRI BOILLOT CORTONCHARLEMAGNE 2008 Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé

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. WS 97 WA 96 1 bt.

per lot $3,000 - $3,500

Here there is an initial lightness on the nose that builds with each swirl of the glass. It exhibits fine minerality with apple, dried honey and a touch of wet stone. The palate is very harmonious with good acidity, very focused and succinct with great precision towards the poised finish. WA 94 12 hf. bts.

per lot $600 - $800

371 CHÂTEAU GUIRAUD 2008 (OWC) Sauternes. Premier Cru Classé

367 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN 1986 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 3 cm. soiled & scraped label

12 hf. bts.

1 bt.

CHÂTEAU CLIMENS 2005 (3 hf. bt.) Sauternes-Barsac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 3 x scuffed labels

per lot $2,400 - $2,600

368 CHÂTEAU DOISY-DAËNE 2005 Sauternes. 2 x scraped labels. 3 scuffed labels 11 hf. bts.

per lot $300 - $500

369 CHÂTEAU DE MYRAT 2007 (1 hf. bt.) Sauternes. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU DE RAYNE-VIGNEAU 2007 (1 hf. bt.) Sauternes. scuffed label

per lot $600 - $800

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CHÂTEAU GUIRAUD 2008 (9 hf. bt.) Sauternes. Premier Cru Classé 12 hf. bts.

per lot $700 - $900

373 DOMAINE HENRI BOILLOT CORTONCHARLEMAGNE 2008 Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé 4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

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CHÂTEAU DE RAYNE-VIGNEAU 2007 (6) Sauternes. u. 6 x bn. 3 x wrinkled labels. 2 x scraped labels

DOMAINE HENRI BOILLOT CORTONCHARLEMAGNE 2008 Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU DOISY-DAËNE 2007 (2) Sauternes. u. 2 x bn.

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

Here there is an initial lightness on the nose that builds with each swirl of the glass. It exhibits fine minerality with apple, dried honey and a touch of wet stone. The palate is very harmonious with good acidity, very focused and succinct with great precision towards the poised finish. WA 94 CHÂTEAU DOISY-VÉDRINES 2007 (1 hf. bt.) Sauternes. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. The palate is vibrant on the entry with impressive weight: hints of orange peel and apricot with a tender, almost understated finish. WA 93 CHÂTEAU LA TOUR BLANCHE 2005 (1 hf. bt.) Sauternes. 1er Cru Classé u. vts. scraped label 8 bts. & 4 hf. bts.

per lot $500 - $900

375 DOMAINE HENRI BOILLOT CORTONCHARLEMAGNE 2008 Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé 4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

376 DOMAINE HENRI BOILLOT CORTONCHARLEMAGNE 2008 Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé 4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

378 DOMAINE ZIND HUMBRECHT CLOS JEBSAL TURCKHEIM SÉLECTION DE GRAINS NOBLES PINOT GRIS 2000 (2 hf. bt.) Alsace. u. 2 x 1 cm. DOMAINE ZIND HUMBRECHT CLOS JEBSAL TURCKHEIM SÉLECTION DE GRAINS NOBLES TRIS SPÉCIALE PINOT GRIS 2002 (1 hf ltr.) Alsace. scraped label DOMAINE ZIND HUMBRECHT CLOS JEBSAL TURCKHEIM SÉLECTION DE GRAINS NOBLES TRIS SPÉCIALE PINOT GRIS 2002 (1) Alsace. HUGEL & FILS GEWURZTRAMINER HUGEL VENDANGE TARDIVE 2005 (1) Alsace. HUGEL & FILS RIESLING HUGEL SÉLECTION DE GRAINS NOBLES 2000 (4 hf. bt.) Alsace. 2 bts. & 6 hf. bts. & 1 hf. ltr. - $1,200

per lot $1,000

379 DOMAINE ZIND HUMBRECHT CLOS JEBSAL TURCKHEIM SÉLECTION DE GRAINS NOBLES TRIS SPÉCIALE PINOT GRIS 2006 Alsace. u. 9 x 1 cm. 1 x 1.5 cm. 10 hf. bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

380 CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1996 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 3 x scuffed labels WS 92 WA 93 3 bts. per lot $400 - $600


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CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2009 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé

DUNN VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON HOWELL MOUNTAIN 1999 Napa Valley. u. 4 x bn. 3 x scraped label. 2 x chipped wax capsules

The 2010 Le Gay is performing sensationally, even be!er than my wildly enthusiastic tasting notes from barrel might have predicted. Inky opaque purple, and presenting a formidable and foreboding nose of camphor, black truffles, graphite, blueberries and blackberries as well as hints of smoked meats and floral nuances. Just about everything seems to be present in this smorgasbord of aromatics delights. The wine hits the palate with power, richness and purity, full-bodied texture, and enormous intensity. The final blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. This wine needs at least 8-10 years of cellaring, based on its masculinity and structure, and should easily eclipse 20-40 years in a good cellar. February 2013 Drink: 2021-2061 Approximately 1,500 cases produced per vintage. WA 99 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

Tasted from an ex-château bo!le at BI Wine & Spirits Calon-Segur dinner in London, the 2009 Calon Segur is cut from such a different cloth to the 2008, you might presume they are totally different châteaux! What they share in common is that they are both long-term propositions. This is an atypical 2009 in the sense that it remains one of the few that require patience. Sure, it has an opulent and intense bouquet with plenty more glycerine and warmth than the 2008, maintaining fine delineation, but you know there is more to come. The palate is fullbodied, powerful and almost viscous on the entry, bold but structured, especially towards the substantial finish that clams up tightly a$er 20-30 minutes. Punishment for jumping the gun? Hey, it's up to you, but there are many other Le$ Bank 2009s that you could enjoy within ten years of age before considering this excellent Saint Estèphe. Tasted March 2015. Drink: 2020-2050 WA 94 CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2010 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé

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

385 DOMAINE JAMET CÔTE-RÔTIE 2003 (2) Rhône. 2 x wrinkled labels A gorgeous Cote Rotie that does everything right, Jamet’s 2003 Cote Rotie, which was harvested very late for the vintage, offers complex kirsch, framboise, incense, liquid flowers and spiced meat-qualities to go with a full-bodied, layered and seamless profile on the palate. Still youthful and lively, with fabulous density and concentration, this beauty can be enjoyed anytime over the coming 10-15 years. April 2014 WA 94

The 2010 is performing well. With Cabernet Sauvignon dominating the blend, the wine has a dense plum/purple color along with notes of underbrush, black currants, plum, licorice, smoky charcuterie and some roasted herbs in the background. Full-bodied, moderately tannic and set for an extremely long life, this will not be a wine to please those looking for immediate gratification. Rather, I would suspect this wine will close down even further in bo!le and, despite its full-bodied, powerful, massive size, it will need at least a decade of cellaring before it is accessible. This is another 2010 capable of lasting 35-50 years. February 2013 Drink: 2013-2063 WA 94+ JS 96

LES CAILLOUX (LUCIEN ET ANDRÉ BRUNEL) CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE CENTENAIRE 2005 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 1 x scraped label

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2008 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé

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Tasted at the château, the 2008 Montrose is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked between 29 September and 15 October. It has a far superior bouquet compared to the underperforming 2006 with black fruit, minerals, fern and briary. It is very composed, almost understated, yet clearly with great potential. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin, a fine line of acidity, powerful for the finish but with impressive mineralité and tension on the persistence finish. It is quite an audacious 2008 and one of the finest wines of the vintage. Tasted September 2016. Drink: 2020-2055 WA 94

RENE ROSTAING CÔTE-RÔTIE LA LANDONNE 2001 (1) Rhône. scuffed label 5 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

BEAUX FRÈRES PINOT NOIR BEAUX FRÈRES VINEYARD 2008 (3) Willame!e Valley, Oregon. u. 3 x 1 cm. 3 x scraped labels. 2 x stained labels. BEAUX FRÈRES PINOT NOIR THE UPPER TERRACE 2009 (3) Willame!e Valley, Oregon. u. 3 x 1 cm. 3 x scraped labels. CRISTOM PINOT NOIR EILEEN VINEYARD 2006 (4) Willame!e Valley, Oregon. u. 1 x 1 cm. 2 x 2 cm. 2 x scraped labels. 10 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

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

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383 CHÂTEAU CLIMENS 2005 (2 hf. bt.) Sauternes-Barsac. 1er Cru Classé 1 x scraped label COMTE ARMAND POMMARD CLOS DES EPENEAUX 2005 (1) Côte d’Or. Premier Cru Classé COMTE ARMAND POMMARD CLOS DES EPENEAUX 2005 (1) Côte d’Or. Premier Cru Classé 2 bts. & 2 hf. bts.

per lot $400 - $600

CHÂTEAU MONTUS MADIRAN CUVÉE PRESTIGE 1997 Madiran. u. 3 x bn. 3 x scuffed labels 4 bts. per lot $200 - $400


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GUISEPPE QUINTARELLI RECIOTO DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO RISERVA 1990 Tuscany. u. 1 x 1 cm. 1 x 1.5 cm. 2 x scraped labels.

CHÂTEAU DE FARGUES LUR SALUCES 1986 (2) Sauternes. u. 1 x vts. 1 x ts. 2 x soiled lables

DOMINUS ESTATE 2016 Napa Valley.

Exceptional sweet red with gorgeous clove, cinnamon, berry, floral and mace character. Full-bodied, yet balanced and fine. Long finish. Irresistible. Where is the venison? April 2001 jamessuckling.com JS 94

MAISON LOUIS LATOUR PULIGNYMONTRACHET SOUS LE PUITS 2011 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

2 bts.

3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

per lot $700 - $900

389 CHAMPAGNE BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD 2008 (OC) Champagne. 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

390 CHAMPAGNE BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD 2008 (OC) Champagne. 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

391 CHAMPAGNE BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD 2008 (OC) Champagne.

395 OPUS ONE 2016 Napa Valley. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Opus One offers up bold, expressive black and blue fruits: warm black plums, black cherries, blackcurrants and wild blueberries with a beautiful undercurrent of lilacs, roses, fertile loam, underbrush and Indian spices. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is a tightly coiled spring ready to explode, with fantastic tension and wonderfully ripe, very fine-grained tannins, finishing very long with a mineral li". October 2019 Drink: 2021-2055 WA 98 6 bts. per lot $2,200 - $2,400

396 OPUS ONE OVERTURE NV (OWC) Oakville, Napa Valley. 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

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

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DUCKHORN VINEYARDS MERLOT THREE PALMS VINEYARD 2015 (2) Napa Valley.

CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 1975 (3 730) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. 2 x vts. 1 x ts. 3 x scraped labels. 1 x soiled label

OPUS ONE OVERTURE NV (4) Oakville, Napa Valley.

CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 1990 (2) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 3 x scraped labels CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 1993 (3) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 3 x scraped labels 5 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

393 PAVILLON ROUGE DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1990 Margaux. u. 4 x bn. 1 x vts. 5 x scraped labels 5 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

6 bts. per lot $700 - $900

A blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 8% Cabernet Franc aged in 40% new oak, the 2016 Proprietary Red Wine is deep purple-black in color and quite reticent at this youthful stage to begin, offering up subtle notions of potpourri, Indian spices, cigar box and iron ore over a core of crushed blackberries and black cherries with intermi#ent wa"s of black and red currants, new leather and smoked meats. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a densely packed mid-palate and oodles of freshness framed by very ripe, finely grained tannins and laced with compelling earthy accents. It offers incredible vibrancy with tons of black and red fruit sparkle in the mid-palate leading to a provocative mineral element on the very long finish. If I could give more than 100 for this one, I would. To be released in May 2019. October 2018 Drink: 2024-2054 WA 100 6 bts. per lot $2,000 - $2,400

399 JOSEPH PHELPS INSIGNIA PROPRIETARY RED WINE 2010 Napa Valley. u. 3 x vts A gorgeously intense bouquet of lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, black currants, blackberries, and subtle smoke and foresty aromas jumps from the glass of this full-bodied, rich, concentrated wine with so" tannins, a multidimensional mouthfeel, and a long, rich finish displaying well-integrated acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood. This beauty is one of the top Insignias produced over recent years. It should age easily for 20+ years. November 2013 WA 95 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

400 JOSEPH PHELPS INSIGNIA PROPRIETARY RED WINE 2014 Napa Valley. Composed of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc coming from six vineyards and reared for 24 months in 100% new French oak, the 2014 Insignia Proprietary Red Wine has a deep garnet-purple color and nose of crushed blackberries and fresh blackcurrants with touches of cigar box, sandalwood, dried lavender, beef drippings and mocha plus a wa" of wild thyme. Medium to full-bodied and incredibly elegant and fine in the mouth, the lively fruit is well structured by grainy tannins and seamless acid, finishing long and earthy. 14,500 cases were made. October 2017 Drink: 2018-2035 WA 97+ 6 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400


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BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO FALLETTO DI SERRALUNGA D`ALBA 2001 Piedmonte.

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2001 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label. scraped capsule

The 2001 Barolo Falle"o impresses for its layered, silky personality. Sweet roses, tar, licorice and menthol are all woven together in this deceptively medium-bodied Barolo. There is plenty of muscle to back things up. Today the Falle"o is quite a bit more delicate than it has been in the past. Anticipated maturity: 2012 -2021. April 2014 Bo"le #'s 10426 & 10401 WA 94

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

D'OLIVEIRAS VERDELHO MADEIRA 1994 (1) Madeira, Portugal. 2 bts.

per lot $200 - $400

402 PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1989 (1) Rhône. u. 2 cm. scrapped label Lacking that extra dimension of freshness and purity of the '90, the 1989 Hermitage la Chapelle is still a fabulous wine that offers sensational aromatic fireworks to go with fullbodied richness and depth. Showing classic la Chapelle smoked meats, currants, wood smoke and chocolate, this beauty hits the palate with no hard edges, a blockbuster texture and a finish that just won't quit. It shows the slightly more masculine, austere edge of the vintage, but the tannin is beautifully sweet and it packs a serious amount of fruit in the mid-palate. Drink: 2015-2045 WA 96 PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1990 (1) Rhône. u. 1 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 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

403 LE MESNIL SALON BLANC DE BLANCS BRUT 1988 Champagne. u. 6 cm. scuffed label 1 bt.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

2 bts.

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

LE MESNIL SALON BLANC DE BLANCS BRUT 1988 Champagne. 1 bt.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

per lot $500 - $700

407 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2000 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 2 x scraped labels 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 WA 95+ 2 bts.

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per lot $500 - $700

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per lot $600 - $800

409 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2005 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé scuffed 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. WS 97 WA 98+ 1 bt.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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

per lot $800 - $1,000

411 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1989 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. 1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,000


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TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO TOSCANA IGT 1999 Tuscany. u. vts.

ANTINORI BADIA A PASSIGNANO CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA 1999 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. scuffed & wrinkled label

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. December 2002 WA 94

ARGIANO SOLENGO 2001 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. scraped label

While it still possesses some firmness, and performs like a late adolescent in terms of its evolution, it boasts gorgeous aromas of cedar, tobacco leaf, cassis, and lead pencil shavings. The explosive aromas are followed by a fleshy, full-bodied wine that should hit its peak in 5-8 years, and last for 25-30 more. June 2009 Drink: 2014-2044 WS 96 WA 96 1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,000

413 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 2001 Sauternes. u. 2 x bn. The nose is like the throbbing engine of an Aston Martin Vantage, ready to go. It is so packed with intensity, perhaps a li!le more resinous than I recall, but with almost crystalline delineation. The palate is perfectly balanced and laden with botrytis, not as unctuous or as rich as say, the 2009 d'Yquem, yet with heavenly focus and a crescendo of flavors that take your breath away: acacia honey, yellow plum, white peach and orange sorbet. The startling things is ... this is just the opening act. Tasted September 2016. Drink: 2030-2101 WA 100 3 hf. bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

414 CASANOVA DI NERI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO CERRETALTO 2004 Tuscany. u. 2.x bn. 2 x scuffed labels No doubt, Casanova di Neri shows some of its best work in this decade, starting with the super voluptuous 2001 vintage and ending with the superbly fine and powerful 2010 edition. The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto is closer to the 2001 expression in style and personality. This wine shows deep richness and plumpness with black fruit nuances that segue to exotic spice, bi!er chocolate and cured tobacco. Those lingering balsam notes of rosemary and medicinal herb remind you of the Montalcino territory. Smoke, tar, licorice and crushed flint underline the evolved nature of this balanced Tuscan red. If you have a bo!le in your cellar, you could drink it now or hold off longer. February 2018 Drink: 2018-2035 WA 98 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

415 ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 1988 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 1 x scraped label 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

417 TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO TOSCANA IGT 2000 Tuscany. u. bn.

GIORGIO PRIMO CHIANTI CLASSICO LA MASSA 2003 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI GIRAMONTE 2003 (1) Tuscany. MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI MORMORETO CASTELLO DI NIPOZZANO 2003 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. scraped label 5 bts. per lot $300 - $500

WA 92 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA SASSICAIA 2001 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. scruffed label

418 ISOLE E OLENA CEPPARELLO 2001 (1) Tuscany. scraped label. MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI GIRAMONTE 2001 (1) Tuscany. scuffed and wrinkled label. MONTEVETRANO COLLI DI SALERNO 2001 (1) Campania. scuffed label. POGGIO ANTICO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2001 (1) Tuscany. scuffed and wrinkled label. TERRABIANCA PIANO DEL CIPRESSO 2001 (1) Tuscany. scraped label. 5 bts. per lot $300 - $500

419 GIORGIO PRIMO CHIANTI CLASSICO LA MASSA 2001 (1 mag., OWC) Tuscany. scraped label SAN FELICE VIGORELLO 1996 (1 mag., OWC) Tuscany. scuffed label TERRABIANCA PIANO DEL CIPRESSO 2001 (1 mag.) Tuscany. scraped label 3 mags.

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TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA SASSICAIA 2003 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. scruffed label WA 92 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA SASSICAIA 2004 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. scruffed label 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

422 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA SASSICAIA 2001 Tuscany. u. 3 x bn. 2 x wrinkled & scuffed labels 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

423 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA SASSICAIA 2001 Tuscany. u. 3 x bn. 2 x scraped labels 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200


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ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 2001 Tuscany. u. 2 x bn. 1 x vts. 3 x scuffed labels

TENUTA SETTE PONTI ORENO 2003 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 1 x scraped label. 3 x scuffed labels

WA 92 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

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ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 2000 Tuscany. u. 2 x bn. 3 x scuffed labels. 1 x raised cork

TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 2000 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. scuffed, wrinkled & peeling label

3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 2003 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. stained label

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TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO TOSCANA IGT 2005 Tuscany. u. bn.

ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 2000 Tuscany. 3 x scuffed labels

1 bt.

per lot $400 - $600

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429 ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 2001 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 2 x vts. 2 x scuffed labels

439 OPUS ONE 1999 Napa Valley. u. bn. scuffed label per lot $400 - $600

440 DOMINUS ESTATE 1999 Napa Valley. u. 1 x bn. 1 x scraped label 2 bts.

FRESCOBALDI CASTEL GIOCONDO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA RIPE AL CONVENTO 2001 Tuscany.

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

3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

per lot $800 - $1,000

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The 2001 Solaia, far superior to the overrated 1997 (to which I also prefer the 1999 and 1994) is a classic example of central Tuscan Cabernet at its best, ruby-purple in color, warm and explosive in its expression of black currant fruit, tobacco, tar, and graphite, superbly concentrated and dense on the palate but balanced and shapely at the same time and with a noble austerity and grip on the finish which resembles the best of Bordeaux. The wine is a sure bet for another two decades of superb drinking. April 2006 Drink: 2006-2026 WA 96

ANTINORI TIGNANELLO TOSCANA IGT 2008 Tuscany. 3 x scuffed labels

1 bt.

3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 2001 Tuscany. u. 2 x bn. 1 x scuffed label

4 bts. per lot $300 - $500

per lot $300 - $500

441 CAYMUS VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL SELECTION 1998 Napa Valley. u. 1 x bn. 2 x scraped labels

4 bts. per lot $300 - $500 2 bts.

434 ANTINORI TIGNANELLO TOSCANA IGT 2008 (1) Tuscany. CASTELLO BANFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA POGGIO ALL’ORO 1997 (2) Tuscany. 2 x peeling labels 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

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CASTELLO DEI RAMPOLLA VIGNA D'ALCEO 2003 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 3 x scraped labels

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

3 bts. per lot $200 - $400

per lot $300 - $500

442 SHAFER CABERNET SAUVIGNON HILLSIDE SELECT 2004 Stags Leap District, Napa Valley. Inky/purple-colored with notes of blueberry, blackberry, cassis, spring flowers, and a touch of toast, the wine is opulent, voluptuous and full-bodied with sweet tannin, just enough acidity to provide freshness, vibrancy and delineation, and a spectacular finish that goes on 40+ seconds. This is a killer, a showy and flamboyant style of Hillside Select that’s already drinking beautifully and should continue to do so for another 15-20 years. December 2014 Drink: 2015-2034 WA 99 2 bts.

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BEAUX FRÈRES PINOT NOIR BEAUX FRÈRES VINEYARD 2000 Willame!e Valley, Oregon. u. 1 x 1 cm. 1 x 1.5 cm. 1 x stained & scraped label. 1 x scraped label

CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 2000 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels

CAPANNA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RESERVA 2004 (5) Tuscany. 2 x wrinkled labels

2 mags.

per lot $200 - $400

CHATEAU PAVILLON DE POYFERRÉ 2004 (4) Saint-Julien. u. 4 x bn.

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CHÂTEAU BEAUMONT 2005 (4) Haut-Médoc. Cru Bourgeois Supérieur u. 4 x bn. 4 x labels with writing

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CHÂTEAU BRANE-CANTENAC 2003 (3) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. CHÂTEAU LARRIVET-HAUT-BRION 2005 (6) Pessac-Léognan. u. 6 x bn. 13 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

445 CHÂTEAU BRANE-CANTENAC 2008 (OWC) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé 12 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

446 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BERGEY 2008 Pessac-Léognan. u. 8 x bn.

CHÂTEAU GUIRAUD 2009 (OWC) Sauternes. Premier Cru Classé 12 hf. bts.

per lot $500 - $700

CASANOVA DI NERI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2005 (7) Tuscany. u. 5 x bn. 12 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

455 COL D'ORCIA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2004 (6) Tuscany. u. 5 x bn. FATTORIA LE PUPILLE SAFFREDI 2009 (6, OWC) Tuscany. u. 2 x bn. 4 x vts. 1 x scraped label

451 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2007 (2) 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 WA 96 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2008 (4) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 2 x 1 cm.

11 bts. per lot $300 - $500

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

456 WARRE'S VINTAGE PORT 1983 Douro, Portugal. 2 x scuffed labels 7 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

457 RIDGE VINEYARDS LYTTON SPRINGS 2010 Sonoma Valley. u. 2 x bn.

6 bts. per lot $600 - $800 9 bts. per lot $500 - $700

447 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BERGEY 2009 Pessac-Léognan. u. 9 bn. 1 x scuffed label 11 bts. per lot $400 - $600

MAURO MOLINO BAROLO GALLINOTTO 2005 (6) Piedmonte. u. 2 x bn. 2 x vts. PRUNOTTO BAROLO 2006 (7) Piedmonte.

448 CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 1996 (5) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé 1 x writing on label CHÂTEAU LA SERRE 2009 (5) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 10 bts.

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per lot $600 - $800

453 ODDERO BAROLO VILLERO 2005 Piedmonte. 3 x scuffed labels

per lot $800 - $1,000 7 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

458 CAYMUS VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL SELECTION 2004 Napa Valley. u. 3 x bn. 1 x scraped label 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. WS 92 WA 95 4 bts. per lot $700 - $900


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CHÂTEAU PAVIE 1990 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2008 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x bn.

This is an interesting as well as great vintage for Latour. As indicated in my barrel tasting report, Latour's 1994 possesses an atypically high percentage of Merlot (27%) in the final blend. Because of this, the wine appears to have a sweeter, more fleshy texture than is typical for a young Latour, but do not make the mistake of thinking this will be a commerciallystyled, easy to drink wine. It exhibits an opaque dark ruby/purple color, and a backward, intense textbook nose of walnut and cassis scents complemented by smoky pain grille notes that build in the glass. This full-bodied, powerful, layered Latour reveals high tannin, but no 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. December 1997 WA 94

CHÂTEAU PAVIE MACQUIN 1990 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B 1 x scraped capsule

The 2008 should have been purchased before it began to soar in value because of the significance of the number 8 in the Chinese culture (denoting good luck). Representing 40% of the production, this blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc offers aromas of high quality unsmoked cigar tobacco, lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, earth, cedar and asphalt. Full, rich and stunningly concentrated, I doubt it is inferior to the 2010, just more classic as well as slightly more forward and a degree weaker in alcoholic potency (12.5% versus 13.5%). The 2008 should be relatively drinkable in 6-10 years as it is already showing remarkable complexity and breed, and will last for 30-35 years...at the minimum. May 2011 WA 98

2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

4 bts. per lot $600 - $800

464 CHÂTEAU CANTEMERLE 1989 (4) Haut-Médoc. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 4 wrinkled labels CHÂTEAU LA DOMINIQUE 1990 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x bn.

3 bts. per lot $2,400 - $2,800 6 bts. per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1993 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 2 x wrinkled labels. 1 x scraped capsule

460 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2005 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 3 x scuffed labels

2 bts.

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

466

3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

461 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1990 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. vts. wrinkled label 1 bt.

468

465

per lot $500 - $700

462 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1989 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 3 x soiled labels Pichon-Lalande’s 1989 has a deep ruby/plum color with some lightening at the edge. The nose offers sweet plums and creme de cassis intermixed with vanilla and graphite. The wine is lush, medium to full-bodied, and layered with texture, low acidity, sweet tannin, and the hallmark purity and elegance this estate routinely produces. December 2002 WA 93 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2002 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé A brilliant offering and a candidate for wine of the vintage, this is classic Lafite that reminded me somewhat of the 1976, although the vintage conditions were completely different. This is a medium-weight, quintessentially elegant style of Lafite with notes of lead pencil shavings/graphite along with black currants, plums, and crushed rocks/mineral. Wonderfully pure, dense, with a deep ruby/purple color and loads of fruit, definition, and a long finish, this is a brilliant, elegant Lafite Rothschild that builds incrementally in the mouth and has more power and density than it initially seems. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025. April 2005 WA 94 2 bts.

per lot $1,600 - $1,800

CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1996 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 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. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2035. WA 96 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

469 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2003 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 1 x scuffed label 2003 was one of the ho!est, earliest Bordeaux vintages ever. Some vines suffered from lack of moisture, but old vines and clay subsoil at Enclos saw this vineyard through. The Merlot harvest occurred between September 8 and 13, and the Cabernet Sauvignon was picked between September 22 and 30. The 2003 Latour is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. Six percent of the press wine was added to the final blend. It has a medium to deep garnet-purple color, then wow—it explodes from the glass with bombastic black and blue fruits, followed up by meat, wood smoke, sandalwood and Indian spice accents with underlying floral wa#s. The palate is full, rich, velvety, seductive and very long on the finish. There were only 10,800 cases made (rather than the normal 15,000-20,000). February 2019 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200


470

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CHÂTEAU LATOUR LES FORTS DE LATOUR 2004 Pauillac. u. 3 x bn. 2 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU LA GARDE 2000 (OWC) Pessac-Léognan.

CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1982 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. vts. scuffed label. scraped capsule

12 bts. per lot $500 - $700

It exhibits a dense ruby/plum/garnet color to the rim as well as a sweet perfume of forest floor, spice box, cedar, and copious quantities of black fruits. Medium to full-bodied and beautifully pure with sweet tannins, this wine has aged more slowly than I initially expected. It is the finest Ducru Beaucaillou produced a"er the 1961 and before the 2003. June 2009. WA 96

3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

477

471 CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1996 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU L’ARROSÉE 1982 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. bn. scuffed label

3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU MAGDELAINE 1982 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. bn. soiled & stained label. scraped capsule

472

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 1982 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. vts. soiled & wrinkled label. wrinkled capsule

PAVILLON ROUGE DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2000 Margaux.

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

2 bts.

478

per lot $400 - $600

473 ANTINORI TIGNANELLO TOSCANA IGT 1997 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 1 x ts. 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

474 ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 1997 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. The unfiltered 1997 Solaia (75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, and 5% Cabernet Franc, from a single 25-acre vineyard) is aged in 100% new French oak. There are 8,000 cases of the 1997. The sensational, opaque blue/purple-colored 1997 exhibits a complex nose of cedar, spice box, cassis, and subtle oak. With yields of only 30 hectoliters per hectare, and malolactic fermentation in barrel (a la Tignanello), this wine reveals extraordinary concentration, a thick, viscous texture, yet no sense of heaviness or ponderousness. It is a thrilling Solaia to consume over the next two decades. If a first-growth Pauillac were made in Tuscany, this would be it! February 2000 WA 96

CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1982 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé stained label This 1982 is still displaying a beautiful deep ruby/purple hue as well as a stunning set of aromatics consisting of blue and black fruits, loamy earth, flowers, licorice, and spice box. The wine is medium to full-bodied with sweet tannins, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and a silky finish. It appears to have hit full maturity, but it can easily be held in a cold cellar for another 10+ years. June 2009 WS 95 WA 95 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1982 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. ts. scraped & scuffed label VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 1995 (1) Pomerol. u. vts. scraped & wrinkled. scraped capsule

CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1982 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé stained, wrinkled & scuffed label. wrinkled & cut capsule A massive wine that is clearly of first-growth quality in this vintage, the 1982 Gruaud Larose remains a youngster. A broodingly dense, thick, unctuously textured, inky/plum/garnet/purple color offers up scents of beef blood, steak tartare, cassis, herbs, tobacco, and underbrush. One of the most concentrated wines of the vintage (as well as one of the most concentrated Bordeaux’s I have ever tasted), it is a huge, full-bodied, weighty, rich wine whose tannins are ge#ing silkier and silkier. It appears set for another 30-40 years of life. This behemoth is a singularly profound example of Gruaud Larose that continues to justify its legendary status. Anticipated maturity: now -2050. June 2009 WA 98 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1982 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. stained, soiled & wrinkled label. corroded capsule. raised cork 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

481 CHÂTEAU LA TOUR CARNET 2000 (OWC) Haut-Médoc. 4ième Cru Classé

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

12 bts. per lot $600 - $800

479

482

CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 1982 (1) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. ts. soiled & wrinkled label. corroded capsule

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1972 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. hs. scraped label

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1982 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. ts. stained label. wrinkled capsule

CHÂTEAU QUINAULT L’ENCLOS 1998 (1) Saint-Émilion. scuffed label & capsule

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

CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA 1988 (1) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé u. vts. stained &wrinkled label.

475

LE PETIT MOUTON DE MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1994 (1) Pauillac. scraped label

WA 92

ANTINORI TIGNANELLO TOSCANA IGT 1990 (2) Tuscany. u. 1 x vts. 1 x ts. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped label ANTINORI TIGNANELLO TOSCANA IGT 1997 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. 3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

3 bts. per lot $400 - $600 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800


483

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489

E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA LANDONNE 1990 (1) Rhône. u. 1 cm. wrinkled, soiled & scraped label. scraped capsule

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé raised cork

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1995 Pomerol.

The 1990 La Landonne is a perfect wine! Fortunately, more than 800 cases were produced. It possesses an opaque black color, and a huge, truffle, licorice, cassis, and peppery-scented nose. While it is one of the most concentrated wines I have ever poured across my palate, it is perfectly balanced, with adequate underlying acidity, huge extraction of ripe fruit and tannin, and a phenomenal 70second or longer finish. This is the essence of Syrah! Give this monumental wine 7-10 years of cellaring; it will last for 40-45 + years. December 1996 Drink: 2004-2042 WA 100 E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA MOULINE 1990 (1) Rhône. u. 1 cm. wrinkled, soiled & scraped label The superconcentrated, opaque purple-colored 1990 La Mouline is closer in style to the otherworldly 1988 than I would have thought. Extremely rich, with a huge, bacon fat, toasty, cassis, and floral-scented nose, as well as phenomenally rich flavors, it is a wine known for its voluptuousness and extraordinary intensity. Anticipated maturity: 1997-2018. Last tasted 3/97. December 1996 WA 99 2 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

484

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

The wine exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color, followed by a knock-out nose of pain grille, jammy black fruits, and roasted coffee. On the palate, it possesses teeth-staining extract levels, massive body, and rich, sweet black fruits bu$ressed by powerful, noticeable tannin. A formidably endowed wine with layers of extract, this is a huge, tannic, monstrous-sized Petrus that will require a minimum of 10 years of cellaring. Forget all the nonsense about Merlot producing sweet, so#, ready to drink wines, because low yielding, old Merlot vines made in the way of Petrus and other top Pomerols frequently possess as much aging potential as any great Cabernet Sauvignonbased wine in the world. Look for the 1995 Petrus to last for 50+ years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2050. WS 93 WA 96

1 bt.

1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

per lot $2,400 - $2,800

486

490

CHÂTEAU BARDE-HAUT 1999 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x wrinkled label. 2 x scuffed capsules

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

CHÂTEAU LES CABANNES 2000 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. CHÂTEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPÉRY 1999 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé scuffed label

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. Drink: 2015-2045 WA 94

TENUTA GUADO AL TASSO ANTINORI BOLGHERI SUPERIORE 2001 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. scuffed label

CHÂTEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE 1999 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé scuffed label

TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA SASSICAIA 1984 (1) Tuscany. u. ts. wrinkled & scraped label

6 bts. per lot $300 - $500

CHÂTEAU LA CARDONNE 1995 (6) Médoc. 2 x bn. 1 x scuffed label

487

9 bts. per lot $700 - $900

TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA SASSICAIA 1989 (1) Tuscany. u. vts. scraped label & capsule 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

CARRUADES DE LAFITE 1999 Pauillac. 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

488 CARRUADES DE LAFITE 1999 Pauillac. 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

491 CASA FERREIRINHA RESERVA ESPECIAL 1986 (1) Portugal. u. 1 cm. scuffed & soiled label TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA BOLGHERI SUPERIORE ORNELLAIA 1994 (2) Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 2 x scraped labels 3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

492 CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 2009 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 2 x scraped labels CHÂTEAU HAUT-BATAILLEY 2009 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 6 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200


493

494

497

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2005 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2009 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 3 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2010 (OWC) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé

The palate is medium-bodied, but dense and structured—certainly a more masculine PontetCanet built for long-term ageing. Yet it retains marvelous freshness and vitality all the way through to the pencil-lead, quite saline finish. Tasted February 2016. Drink Date 2025-2050 WS 96 WA 97

An amazing wine in every sense, this classic, full-bodied Pauillac is the quintessential Pontet Canet from proprietor Alfred Tesseron, who continues to reduce yields and farms his vineyards biodynamically – a rarity in Bordeaux. Black as a moonless night, the 2009 Pontet Canet offers up notes of incense, graphite, smoke, licorice, creme de cassis and blackberries. A wine of irrefutable purity, laserlike precision, colossal weight and richness, and sensational freshness, this is a tour de force in winemaking that is capable of lasting 50 or more years. The tannins are elevated, but they are sweet and beautifully integrated as are the acidity, wood and alcohol (which must be in excess of 14%). This vineyard, which is situated on the high plateau of Pauillac adjacent to Mouton Rothschild, appears to have done everything perfectly in 2009. Maturity: 2025 -2075 WA 100

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2006 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels Tasted January 2016. WA 94 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2008 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels A candidate for the “wine of the vintage,” Pontet Canet’s 2008 boasts an opaque purple color as well as copious aromas of sweet blueberries, blackberries and black currant fruit intertwined with lead pencil shavings, subtle barbecue smoke and a hint of forest floor. Full-bodied, with fabulous richness, texture and tremendous freshness, this firstgrowth-like effort is more developed than the uber-powerful 2010. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following three decades. Bravo! Drink: 2016-2046 May 2011 WA 96

The 2010 is a more structured, restrained, less flamboyant version of the 2009. A final blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that hit 14.5% natural alcohol, this wine (which represents only 55% of the estate's production) is full-bodied, classic and built along the lines of the 2000 (although that wine was made before Reybier acquired the estate and upgraded quality significantly). This wine exhibits beautifully pure notes of creme de cassis, blueberry liqueur, pen ink, graphite and hints of toast and vanillin. The wine is full and rich, and although aged in 80% new oak, the wood is a subtle background component. This beauty will take longer to round into shape than the dramatic and compelling 2009. Forget it for 5-8 years, and drink it over the following three-plus decades. February 2013 WS 97 WA 97+ 1 3 ltr. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

498

495 CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2008 (3) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 3 x scraped labels

DOMAINE LOUIS JADOT CORTONCHARLEMAGNE 2008 (1) Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé M. CHAPOUTIER CÔTE-RÔTIE LES BÉCASSES 2009 (1) Rhône. scraped label

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2010 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2009 (3) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 3 x scraped labels

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

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAILLY 2010 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé u. bn. scraped label

M. CHAPOUTIER CÔTE-RÔTIE LES BÉCASSES 2010 (1) Rhône. wrinkled label

7 bts.

3 bts. per lot $200 - $400

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

per lot $800 - $1,000

496

499

CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2009 (OWC) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé

BOLLINGER CHAMPAGNE R.D. EXTRA BRUT 2002 (1) Champagne.

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

KRUG CHAMPAGNE BRUT 2000 (1, OC) Champagne. The Krug vintage 2000 Brut smells strikingly redolent of sea breeze, kelp, and piles of oyster and mussel shells, allied to lemon oil and toasted hazelnuts. On the palate, the aforementioned elements serve for compulsive salivation, while a lusciously juicy amalgam of lime, grapefruit and apple tinged with piquancy of their pips buoys the salty wave of mineral ma#er into a profoundly protracted finish that bursts with brightness and at the same time reveals mouthwateringly savory crab shell reduction and a hitherto largely hidden dark side of smoky Latakia tobacco, dark-roasted coffee, and toasted grains. Expect this to merit following for 12-15 years. November 2013 Drink: 2013-2028 WA 95 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $700


500

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PODERE CARNASCIALE IL CABERLOT 2009 (1 mag.) Tuscany.

BARÃO DE VILARS VINTAGE PORT 2011 (2) Douro, Portugal.

CHÂTEAU CANTEMERLE 2010 (3) Haut-Médoc. Grand Cru Classé

COCKBURN VINTAGE PORT 2011 (2) Douro, Portugal.

CHÂTEAU CHASSE-SPLEEN 2006 (3) Moulis-en-Médoc. u. 3 x bn. 3 x scraped labels

Bo!le No. 956 PODERE IL CARNASCIALE IL CABERLOT 2007 (1 mag.) Tuscany. Bo!le No. 2421 TENUTA DE ARCANO ARCANUM 2008 (2) Tuscany. u. 2 x bn. 1 x scuffed label TENUTA GUADO AL TASSO ANTINORI BOLGHERI SUPERIORE 2008 (3) Tuscany. VIGNE PAGANELLI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO IL POGGIONE RISERVA 2003 (1 mag.) Tuscany. 5 bts. & 3 mags.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

501 TENUTA GUADO AL TASSO ANTINORI BOLGHERI SUPERIORE 2009 (OWC) Tuscany. OWC 6 bts. per lot $600 - $800

DOW'S LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT 2007 (2) Douro, Portugal. 8 bts. per lot $400 - $600

505

GRAETZ TESTAMATTA TOSCANA 2010 (3) Tuscany. 3 x bn. LUCE DELLA VITE LUCE 2010 (3) Tuscany. This is clearly the greatest Luce ever. A wine with currants and blueberries with hints of flowers and spices. A full bodied red with with lots of chocolate, berry and vanilla character. Chewy. Juicy. Be!er in 2015 to so#en and come together. Fabulous blend of 45% sangiovese and 55% merlot. September 2013 jamessuckling. com JS 98 6 bts. per lot $700 - $900

503 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA SASSICAIA 2010 Tuscany. 1 x scuffed label The 2010 Sassicaia was just released and it's an outstanding bo!le. I think that people are going to love this newest Sass. The red is very aromatic with currant, dried berry, cocoa bean, and hints of wood. It's full-bodied, with intense yet very polished tannins and a long finish. It's very refined and beautiful with a tangy finish. The Cabernet Franc comes through here at the finish. Lively. Hard not to drink now. June 2013 jamessuckling.com WA 94 JS 94 per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU DU TERTRE 2009 (1) Margaux. 5ième Cru Classé u. bn. CHÂTEAU LA TOUR CARNET 2009 (1) Haut-Médoc. 4ième Cru Classé u. bn CHÂTEAU LABÉGORCE 2010 (3) Margaux. u. 3 x bn.

GRAHAM'S VINTAGE PORT 2011 (1) Douro, Portugal.

CHÂTEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPÉRY 2008 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. bn.

SANDEMAN VINTAGE PORT 2011 (2) Douro, Portugal. 1 x peeling label. 2 x wrinkled labels

CHÂTEAU POUJEAUX 2009 (5) Moulis-en-Médoc. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel u. 5 x bn. 2 x scuffed labels. 1 x scuffed label

TAYLOR FLADGATE VINTAGE PORT 2011 (2) Douro, Portugal.

CHÂTEAU SIRAN 2010 (3) Margaux. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel 1 x scraped label

WARRE'S VINTAGE PORT 2011 (2) Douro, Portugal. 7 bts.

CHÂTEAU SIRAN 2011 (3) Margaux. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel u. 2 x bn.

per lot $500 - $700 23 bts.

506 HENSCHKE HILL OF GRACE 2006 (OWC) Eden Valley, Australia.

502

2 bts.

CROFT VINTAGE PORT 2011 (2) Douro, Portugal.

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2006 Hill of Grace has some oak poking through the red and blue fruit aromas, with underlying toast, marmite and sage hints. Medium to full-bodied, it is a very tight knit and youthful wine with crisp acid, medium to firm, finely grained tannins and a long finish. Drink it 2014 to 2030+ WA 97 1 bt.

per lot $400 - $600

per lot $1,200 - $1,400


508

509

511

CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 2010 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 1 x scraped label

CHÂTEAU PÉDESCLAUX 2009 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 1 x scraped label. 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU BARDE-HAUT 2010 (4) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 1 x vts.

The palate is medium-bodied, but it is the detail and precision that achieves a level that makes the 2010 a benchmark for the Pauillac estate. It sashays towards a tensile, tar and graphitetinged finish that lingers in the mouth. This is destined for long-term aging insofar that its quality will not be widely appreciated for many years. Tasted April 2016. Drink: 2025-2060 WA 95 JS 94

Huge improvement here. This is full-bodied, with super polished tannins and light smoky, chocolaty and plum character. Long and polished. Very fine indeed. Drink a#er 2016. Publish Date: Sunday, April 2012 JS 93

CHÂTEAU FAUGÈRES 2012 (3) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. 3 x bn.

CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 2008 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. bn. CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAGES LIBÉRAL 2008 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. CHÂTEAU HAUT-BATAILLEY 2009 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé WA 92 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2014 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. The 2014 Mouton-Rothschild was closed at first when I tasted the wine in bo!le with winemaker Philippe Dhalluin. But as it transpires, this First Growth is just toying with you. Initially quite understated, it responds to aeration like a young child peeking from around a corner and then running out, waving its hands. It suddenly hits you with gorgeous black cherries, bilberry, cedar and wilted rose petal. The palate is medium-bodied with a silky smooth entry. This is u!erly seductive: a wine without a hair out of place. It is not as powerful or as complex as the 2015 Mouton-Rothschild, yet the precision and focus here is beguiling. It will require five to seven years to absorb the 100% new oak, then it will be an u!erly delicious and to use a term employed at en primeur, "cerebral" First Growth that is destined to give two or three decades of pleasure. March 2017 Drink: 2022 -2060 WA 95 9 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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

CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR DE GAY 2008 (3) Pomerol. 2 x scuffed labels CHÂTEAU MONBOUSQUET 2008 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 2008 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn.

CHÂTEAU MOULIN SAINT-GEORGES 2009 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. vts. scuffed label

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2008 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. bn. scuffed label

LA GRAVETTE DE CERTAN 2009 (1) Pomerol.

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

13 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

512 CHÂTEAU BAHANS HAUT-BRION 1999 (1) Pessac-Léognan. scraped label CHÂTEAU LA TOUR LÉOGNAN 1991 (1) Pessac-Léognan. scraped label

CHÂTEAU POTENSAC 2009 (5) Médoc. u. 1 x bn. 1 x scuffed label

2 bts.

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

513

510

CHÂTEAU L’ARROSÉE 1992 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. bn.

CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU 2006 (1) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. bn.

CHÂTEAU ROZIER 2010 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2008 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé u. bn. CHÂTEAU GLORIA 2008 (3) Saint-Julien. u. 3 x bn. CHÂTEAU GLORIA 2009 (2) Saint-Julien. u. 1 x bn. CHÂTEAU LARRIVET-HAUT-BRION 2009 (1) Pessac-Léognan. u. bn. CHÂTEAU LATOUR-MARTILLAC 2010 (3) Pessac-Léognan. Premier Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 1 x scraped label CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2004 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 2 x scraped labels WA 92 DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER 2006 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé 14 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

per lot $200 - $400

PIERRE RIVIERE CLOS DES MENUTS 1990 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 5 bts. per lot $300 - $500

514 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1999 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. vts CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1989 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. ts. soiled label. corroded capsule 2 bts.

per lot $200 - $400


515

517

CARMO VINHOS LDA BOAL DOUX MADEIRA NV (1) Madeira, Portugal. soiled & wrinkled label

STREWN VIDAL ICEWINE 1998 (1 hf. bt., OC) Niagara Peninsula.

CARMO VINHOS LDA SERCIAL MADEIRA NV (1) Madeira, Portugal. soiled & wrinkled label DOW'S VINTAGE PORT 1980 (1) Douro, Portugal. scraped label FONSECA'S FINEST VINTAGE PORT 1970 (1 75 cl) Douro, Portugal. scuffed label HENRIQUES & HENRIQUES LDA MADEIRA SERCIAL 1980 (1) Madeira, Portugal. soiled & wrinkled label TAYLOR FLADGATE QUINTA DE VARGELLAS VINTAGE PORT 1984 (1) Douro, Portugal. soiled & wrinkled label WARRE'S VINTAGE PORT 1977 (1) Douro, Portugal. soiled & scraped label This house makes rather restrained yet rich, flavorful vintage port and a very good tawny called Nimrod. Their vintage ports seem slow to develop, and while they never quite have the voluptuous richness of a Dow, Graham, or Fonseca, they have a unique mineral-scented character that gives them their own complexity and style. The 1977 is quite powerful, very deep and intense, particularly for Warre. 6 bts. per lot $700 - $900

STREWN VIDAL ICEWINE 2001 (1 200 ml.) Niagara Peninsula. STREWN VIDAL ICEWINE 2002 (1 200 ml.) Niagara Peninsula. STREWN VIDAL ICEWINE 2005 (1 200 ml.) Niagara Peninsula. scuffed label STREWN VIDAL ICEWINE 2006 (1 hf. bt.) Niagara Peninsula. STREWN VIDAL ICEWINE 2006 (1 200 ml.) Niagara Peninsula. scuffed label STREWN VIDAL ICEWINE 2008 (2 hf. bt.) Niagara Peninsula. 4 hf. bts. & 5 200 ml.

per lot $300 - $500

518 D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2006 McLaren Vale, Australia. u. 1 x bn. 3 x scraped labels D’Arenberg’s flagship is the 2006 The Dead Arm Shiraz. Opaque purple-colored, the nose is reticent but gives up aromas of meat, bacon, game, truffles, blueberry, and blackberry. Firm, layered, and complex, this beautifully rendered Shiraz demands a decade of cellaring. It will be superb from 2018 to 2036. WS 91 WA 95+ 3 bts. per lot $200 - $400

516 BLACK PRINCE VIDAL ICEWINE 1999 (1 200 ml.) Lake Erie North Shore. scuffed label BLACK PRINCE VIDAL ICEWINE 2009 (2 hf. bt.) Prince Edward County. BLACK PRINCE VIDAL ICEWINE 2009 (2 200 ml.) Prince Edward County. CREEKSIDE ESTATE WINERY VIDAL ICEWINE 1998 (1 hf. bt.) Niagara Peninsula. scuffed label CREEKSIDE ESTATE WINERY VIDAL ICEWINE 1999 (2 hf. bt.) Niagara Peninsula. CREEKSIDE ESTATE WINERY VIDAL SELECT LATE HARVEST 2000 (2 hf. bt.) Ontario. scraped label 7 hf. bts. & 3 200 ml.

STREWN VIDAL ICEWINE 1999 (1 200 ml.) Niagara Peninsula.

per lot $300 - $500


Wine Index Alsace Alsace 2000 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Clos Jebsal Turckheim Sélection De Grains Nobles Pinot Gris (378) Hugel & Fils Riesling Hugel Sélection De Grains Nobles (378) 2002 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Clos Jebsal Turckheim Sélection De Grains Nobles Tris Spéciale Pinot Gris (378, 378) 2005 Hugel & Fils Gewurztraminer Hugel Vendange Tardive (378) 2006 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Clos Jebsal Turckheim Sélection De Grains Nobles Tris Spéciale Pinot Gris (379)

2005 Strewn Vidal Icewine (611) 2006 Strewn Vidal Icewine (611, 611) 2008 Strewn Vidal Icewine (611)

Ontario 2000 Creekside Estate Winery Vidal Select Late Harvest (591)

Prince Edward County 2009 Black Prince Vidal Icewine (591, 591)

Champagne Champagne 1988 Le Mesnil Salon Blanc De Blancs Brut (403, 404)

Australia

2000 Krug Champagne Brut (499)

Eden Valley, Australia

2002 Bollinger Champagne R.d. Extra Brut (499)

2006 Henschke Hill Of Grace (506)

McLaren Vale, Australia 2006 D’arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz (518)

Canada Lake Erie North Shore 1999 Black Prince Vidal Icewine (591)

Niagara Peninsula 1998 Creekside Estate Winery Vidal Icewine (591) Strewn Vidal Icewine (611) 1999 Creekside Estate Winery Vidal Icewine (591) Strewn Vidal Icewine (611) 2001 Strewn Vidal Icewine (611) 2002 Strewn Vidal Icewine (611)

2008 Champagne Barons De Rothschild (293, 377, 378)

Italy Campania 2001 Montevetrano Colli Di Salerno (319)

Piedmonte 1996 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili Riserva (343, 347) Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche Del Falletto Di Serralunga D’alba Riserva (340, 341) Falletto Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili Riserva (342) Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino (332) 1997 Gaja Conteisa (309, 310) Gaja Sorì San Lorenzo (305) Gaja Sori Tildin Langhe (304) Gaja Sperss (306, 307, 308) Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino (329, 330, 331)

1998 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino (328, 333, 334) 1999 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino (328, 335) 2000 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche Del Falletto Di Serralunga D’alba Riserva (336, 337) 2001 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto Di Serralunga D`Alba (209) Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche Del Falletto Di Serralunga D’alba Riserva (338, 339) 2004 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili Riserva (349) Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche Del Falletto Di Serralunga D’alba Riserva (344, 345, 346, 348) Marchesi Di Barolo Barolo Cannubi (363) 2005 Mauro Molino Barolo Gallinotto (452) Oddero Barolo Villero (453) 2006 Prunotto Barolo (452)

Tuscany 1984 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia (484) 1985 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia (318) 1988 Antinori Solaia Toscana Igt (415) 1989 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia (484) 1990 Antinori Tignanello Toscana Igt (475) Guiseppe Quintarelli Recioto Della Valpolicella Classico Riserva (388) 1994 Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia (566) 1996 San Felice Vigorello (373) 1997 Antinori Solaia Toscana Igt (320, 321, 322, 323, 474, 350) Antinori Tignanello Toscana Igt (473, 475) Castello Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva Poggio All’oro (434) Castello Dei Rampolla Vigna D’alceo (324) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto Toscana Igt (311, 312, 313)


1998 Castello Dei Rampolla Vigna D’alceo (324) Tua Rita Redigaffi (324) 1999 Antinori Badia A Passignano Chianti Classico Riserva (420) Antinori Solaia Toscana Igt (319) Castello Dei Rampolla Vigna D’alceo (325, 351) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto Toscana Igt (416) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia (319) 2000 Antinori Solaia Toscana Igt (425, 426, 427) Castello Dei Rampolla Vigna D’alceo (324) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Ornellaia (431) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto Toscana Igt (417) Tua Rita Redigaffi (326) 2001 Antinori Solaia Toscana Igt (428, 429, 430, 319) Argiano Solengo (420) Frescobaldi Castel Giocondo Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva Ripe Al Convento (433) Giorgio Primo Chianti Classico La Massa (373) Isole E Olena Cepparello (319) Marchesi De Frescobaldi Giramonte (319) Poggio Antico Brunello Di Montalcino (319) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto Toscana Igt (314, 315, 316) Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Antinori Bolgheri Superiore (484) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia (421, 422, 423) Terrabianca Piano Del Cipresso (319, 373) Tua Rita Redigaffi (327) 2003 Castello Dei Rampolla Vigna D’alceo (435) Giorgio Primo Chianti Classico La Massa (420) Marchesi De Frescobaldi Giramonte (420) Marchesi De Frescobaldi Mormoreto Castello Di Nipozzano (420) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Ornellaia (431) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia (421, 424) Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno (436) Vigne Paganelli Brunello Di Montalcino Il Poggione Riserva (500) 2004 Capanna Brunello Di Montalcino Reserva (454) Casanova Di Neri Brunello Di Montalcino Cerretalto (414) Col D’orcia Brunello Di Montalcino (455) Isole E Olena Cepparello Barberino Val D’elsa (363) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto Toscana Igt (317) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia (421) 2005 Casanova Di Neri Brunello Di Montalcino (454) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto Toscana Igt (432) 2007 Podere Il Carnasciale Il Caberlot (500)

2008 Antinori Tignanello Toscana Igt (434, 437) Tenuta De Arcano Arcanum (500) Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Antinori Bolgheri Superiore (500) 2009 Fattoria Le Pupille Saffredi (455) Podere Carnasciale Il Caberlot (500) Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Antinori Bolgheri Superiore (501) 2010 Graetz Testamatta Toscana (502) Luce Della Vite Luce (502) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia (503)

Madeira Madeira, Portugal 1980 Henriques & Henriques Lda Madeira Sercial (515) 1991 D’oliveiras Malvasia Madeira (401) 1994 D’oliveiras Verdelho Madeira (401) NV Carmo Vinhos Lda Boal Doux Madeira (515) Carmo Vinhos Lda Sercial Madeira (515)

Port Douro, Portugal 1970 Fonseca’s Finest Vintage Port (515) 1977 Warre’s Vintage Port (515) 1980 Dow’s Vintage Port (515) 1983 Warre’s Vintage Port (456) 1984 Taylor Fladgate Quinta De Vargellas Vintage Port (515) 2007 Dow’s Late Bottled Vintage Port (504) 2011 Barão De Vilars Vintage Port (504) Cockburn Vintage Port (504) Croft Vintage Port (504) Graham’s Vintage Port (505) Sandeman Vintage Port (505) Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port (505) Warre’s Vintage Port (505)

Portugal Portugal 1986 Casa Ferreirinha Reserva Especial (566)

Red Bordeaux Haut-Médoc 1989 Château Cantemerle (464) 2000 Château La Tour Carnet (481) 2005 Château Beaumont (444) 2009 Château La Tour Carnet (507) 2010 Château Cantemerle (507)

Margaux 1982 Château Margaux (221) 1988 Château Rauzan-Ségla (479) 1990 Château Margaux (222) Pavillon Rouge Du Château Margaux (393) 1996 Château Margaux (223, 224, 225) 1999 Château Malescot St. Exupéry (486) 2000 Château Giscours (362) Château Margaux (230) Château Palmer (195) Pavillon Rouge Du Château Margaux (472) 2001 Château Margaux (408) 2003 Château Brane-Cantenac (444) Château Margaux (226) 2005 Château Margaux (409, 227, 228, 229) 2008 Château Brane-Cantenac (445) Château Malescot St. Exupéry (507) 2009 Château Du Tertre (507)


2010 Château Labégorce (507) Château Siran (507) 2011 Château Siran (507)

Médoc 1995 Château La Cardonne (255) 2009 Château Potensac (509)

Moulis-en-Médoc

1996 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (380, 158, 159) Château Lafite Rothschild (261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266) Château Latour (252) Château Lynch-Bages (471) Château Mouton Rothschild (242) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (82, 83, 84, 85)

Pessac-Léognan

1998 Château Mouton Rothschild (243)

1990 Château Haut-Brion (205, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (61, 62, 63)

1999 Carruades De Lafite (487, 488)

Pauillac

2000 Château Lafite Rothschild (267, 268, 269) Château Latour (248, 249, 250, 359) Château Lynch-Bages (191) Château Mouton Rothschild (244, 245, 246) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (89) Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (67, 68, 69)

1966 Château Latour (10)

2002 Château Lafite Rothschild (466)

1970 Château Mouton Rothschild (11, 12, 13)

2003 Château Lafite Rothschild (270, 271, 272) Château Latour (251, 469) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (86, 87, 88)

2006 Château Chasse-Spleen (507) 2009 Château Poujeaux (507)

1972 Château Mouton Rothschild (482) 1982 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (160) Château Latour (247) Château Lynch-Bages (479) Château Mouton Rothschild (235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240)

2004 Château Latour Les Forts De Latour (470) Château Lynch-Bages (6) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (509)

1986 Château Lafite Rothschild (483, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 258, 259, 260) Château Mouton Rothschild (14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 241) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81)

2005 Château Mouton Rothschild (410) Château Pontet-Canet (493, 460)

1989 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (7) Château Haut-Bages Libéral (19) Château Lafite Rothschild (29, 30, 8, 9, 411) Château Lynch-Bages (192, 193, 194) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (514, 462) Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (42) Château Pontet-Canet (20)

2008 Château Clerc Milon (508) Château Haut-Bages Libéral (508) Château Lafite Rothschild (467) Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (509) Château Pontet-Canet (493, 509)

1990 Château Lafite Rothschild (412) Château Mouton Rothschild (461) Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (43) 1993 Château Lafite Rothschild (465) 1994 Château Latour (459) Le Petit Mouton De Mouton Rothschild (482) 1995 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (157)

2006 Château Pontet-Canet (493)

2009 Château Batailley (492) Château Haut-Batailley (492, 508) Château Pédesclaux (509) Château Pontet-Canet (494) 2010 Château Batailley (508) Château Pontet-Canet (493) 2014 Château Mouton Rothschild (508)

1982 Château La Mission Haut-Brion (44, 64, 58) 1989 Château Haut-Brion (22, 23, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 355, 234, 203, 204) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (59, 60, 220)

1991 Château La Tour Léognan (512) 1995 Château La Mission Haut-Brion (45, 66, 46) 1996 Château Haut-Brion (206) 1998 Château Haut-Brion (212, 213, 214) 1999 Château Bahans Haut-Brion (512) Château Smith Haut Lafitte (486) 2000 Château Haut-Brion (215, 216, 217) Château La Garde (476) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (65, 47, 48, 57) 2004 Château Haut-Bailly (1, 2) 2005 Château Bahans Haut-Brion (21) Château Haut-Brion (218, 219) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56) Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion (444) Château Pape Clement (233) 2006 Domaine De Chevalier (510) 2008 Château Haut-Bergey (446) 2009 Château Haut-Bergey (447) Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion (510) 2010 Château Haut-Bailly (495) Château Latour-Martillac (510)

Pomerol 1970 Château Pétrus (253) 1981 Château Pétrus (221)


1989 Château La Conseillante (34, 35, 36) Château Pétrus (254) 1990 Château La Conseillante (37, 38, 39, 40, 41) 1995 Château Pétrus (489) Vieux Château Certan (478) 2000 Château La Conseillante (38) 2005 Château Pétrus (255, 256, 257)

Château Troplong Mondot (183, 184)

Saint-Julien

2003 Château Pavie (120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127)

1975 Château Beychevelle (392)

2005 Château Pavie (128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133) Château Troplong Mondot (185, 186, 187)

1982 Château Beychevelle (479) Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (480) Château Gruaud Larose (480) Château Léoville Barton (480)

2008 Château Monbousquet (511) 2009 Château La Serre (448) Château Moulin Saint-Georges (511)

2008 Château La Fleur De Gay (511)

2010 Château Barde-Haut (511) Château Rozier (513)

2009 La Gravette De Certan (511)

2012 Château Faugères (511)

2010 Château Le Gay (381)

Saint-Estèphe

Saint-Émilion 1982 Château L’arrosée (477) Château Magdelaine (477) Château Pavie (477) 1989 Château Angélus (90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95) Château Le Tertre Rôteboeuf (135, 136, 137) 1990 Château Angélus (96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107) Château Canon-La-Gaffelière (231) Château Cheval Blanc (161, 162, 163) Château La Dominique (464) Château Le Tertre Rôteboeuf (138, 139) Château Pavie (463) Château Pavie Macquin (463) Château Soutard (33) Château Troplong Mondot (188, 189) Pierre Riviere Clos Des Menuts (513) 1992 Château L’arrosée (513) 1998 Château Angélus (108, 109, 110) Château Cheval Blanc (164, 165, 166) Château Le Tertre Rôteboeuf (139) Château Pavie (113) Château Quinault L’enclos (482) Château Troplong Mondot (190) 1999 Château Barde-Haut (486) Château Cheval Blanc (167, 168) 2000 Château Angélus (111, 112) Château Daugay (3) Château Le Tertre Rôteboeuf (140, 141) Château Les Cabannes (486) Château Pavie (114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 134)

1982 Château Cos D’estournel (478, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173) Château Montrose (478) 1986 Château Cos D’estournel (177) 1989 Château Montrose (142)

1988 Château Gruaud Larose (31) Château Talbot (5) 1989 Château Gruaud Larose (32) 1990 Château Beychevelle (392) 1993 Château Beychevelle (392) 1995 Château Gloria (4) 1996 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (232, 468) Château Léoville Las Cases (178, 179, 180, 181) 1999 Château Léoville Barton (514)

1990 Château Montrose (143, 144, 145, 146, 147)

2000 Château Gruaud Larose (449) Château Léoville Barton (407, 358) Château Léoville Las Cases (182)

1995 Château Calon-Ségur (255)

2003 Château Léoville Las Cases (406)

1996 Château Calon-Ségur (448) Château Cos D’estournel (174, 175, 176)

2004 Chateau Pavillon De Poyferré (449)

2000 Château Montrose (148, 149, 150) 2003 Château Montrose (151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156) 2004 Château Montrose (510) 2008 Château Calon-Ségur (495, 510) Château Montrose (382)

2006 Château Branaire-Ducru (510) 2008 Château Gloria (510) 2009 Château Gloria (510)

Red Burgundy Côte d’Or

2009 Château Calon-Ségur (382, 495) Château Cos D’estournel (496)

2005 Comte Armand Pommard Clos Des Epeneaux (383, 383)

2010 Château Calon-Ségur (382) Château Cos D’estournel (497)

Côte de Beaune 2008 Domaine Henri Boillot Corton-Charlemagne (373, 374, 375, 376, 377)


Côte de Nuits 1961 Pierre Ponnelle Clos St-Denis Pierre Ponnelle (362) 1986 Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin (367) 2013 Maison Leroy Gevrey-Chambertin (356) Maison Leroy Nuits-St. Georges (357)

Rhône Red Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1989 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin (286) Henri Bonneau Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Réserve Des Célestins (300) 1990 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Réserve (293) Henri Bonneau Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Réserve Des Célestins (301) 1995 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Réserve (294, 295, 296) 1997 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (360) 1998 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (286) Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin (286) Château Rayas Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Réserve (297, 298) Henri Bonneau Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Réserve Des Célestins (302) Les Cailloux (Lucien Et André Brunel) Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Centenaire (288) 2000 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin (287) 2001 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin (280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285) 2003 Domaine Pégaü Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Da Capo (289, 290, 291, 292) 2005 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (360) Château Rayas Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Réserve (298, 299) Les Cailloux (Lucien Et André Brunel) Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Centenaire (106)

2006 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (361) 2007 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (451) 2008 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (451)

Rhône 1989 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle (402) 1990 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie la Landonne (483) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie la Mouline (483) Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle (402) 1997 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie la Landonne (275, 278, 279) 1998 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie la Landonne (303, 273, 274, 276, 277) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie la Mouline (303, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277) 1999 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie la Turque (303, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277) 2001 Rene Rostaing Côte-Rôtie la Landonne (106) 2003 Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie (106) 2009 M. Chapoutier Côte-Rôtie Les Bécasses (498) 2010 M. Chapoutier Côte-Rôtie Les Bécasses (498)

Rhône White Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2001 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Blanc (362)

Southern France Madiran 1997 Château Montus Madiran Cuvée Prestige (387)

United States Red Napa Valley 1994 Harlan Estate Proprietary Red (352) 1995 Harlan Estate Proprietary Red (353) 1997 Harlan Estate Proprietary Red (354) 1998 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (441) 1999 Dominus Estate (440) Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (384) Opus One (439) 2004 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (306) 2005 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (364) Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (365) Far Niente Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Estate (364) 2009 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (366) 2010 Joseph Phelps Insignia Proprietary Red Wine (399) 2014 Joseph Phelps Insignia Proprietary Red Wine (400) 2015 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot Three Palms Vineyard (397) 2016 Dominus Estate (398) Opus One (395)

Oakville, Napa Valley NV Opus One Overture (396, 397)

Sonoma Valley 2010 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs (457)


Stags Leap District, Napa Valley 2004 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select (442)

Willamette Valley, Oregon 2000 Beaux Frères Pinot Noir Beaux Frères Vineyard (443) 2006 Cristom Pinot Noir Eileen Vineyard (181) 2008 Beaux Frères Pinot Noir Beaux Frères Vineyard (181) 2009 Beaux Frères Pinot Noir The Upper Terrace (181)

White Bordeaux Sauternes 1986 Château De Fargues Lur Saluces (394) 2001 Château D’yquem (413) 2005 Château Doisy-Daëne (368) Château La Tour Blanche (369) 2007 Château De Myrat (369) Château De Rayne-Vigneau (369, 369) Château Doisy-Daëne (369, 370) Château Doisy-Védrines (369) 2008 Château Guiraud (371, 372) 2009 Château Guiraud (450)

Sauternes-Barsac 2005 Château Climens (372, 383)

White Burgundy Côte de Beaune 2008 Domaine Henri Boillot Corton-Charlemagne (373, 374, 375, 376, 377) Domaine Louis Jadot Corton-Charlemagne (498) 2011 Maison Louis Latour Puligny-Montrachet Sous Le Puits (394)


Level / Ullage Descriptions and Interpretations

bn. vts﹒ ts﹒ hs﹒ ms﹒

3 cm 5 cm 7 cm

ls﹒ bs﹒

Bordeaux Levels

Burgundy Levels

For wines in bottles with defined shoulders, including Bordeaux, Port, and other wines, the level is measured and catalogued as follows:

For wines in bottles with sloping necks, including Burgundy, German and other wines, the level between the cork and wine is measured and catalogued in centimetres.

BASE NECK: Perfectly good for any age of wine. Outstandingly good for a wine of 10 years in bottle, or longer. BN.

VTS.

VERY TOP SHOULDER

TS.

TOP SHOULDER: Normal for any Bordeaux 15 years old

HS.

HIGH SHOULDER: Slight natural reduction through

MS.

LS.

BS.

or older.

the easing of the cork and evaporation through cork and capsule. Usually no problem. Acceptable for any wine over 20 years old. Exceptional for pre-1950 wines. MID SHOULDER: Probably some weakening of the cork

and some risk. Not abnormal for wines 30 - 40 years of age. Estimates usually take this into account. LOW SHOULDER: Risky and usually only accepted

for sale if wine or label exceptionally rare or interesting. Always offered with low estimate. BOTTOM SHOULDER: Not acceptable for sale unless a

rare sort of bottle. Wine will usually be undrinkable.

The condition and drinkability of Burgundy is less affected by ullage than its equivalent from Bordeaux. A 5 - 7 cm ullage in a 50-year-old Burgundy can be considered normal, indeed good for age; 3.5-4 cm excellent for age; 7 cm rarely a risk. Example: (u. 3x5cm) means 3 bottles ullaged 5 cm.

Bottle Sizes HF. BT.

HALF BOTTLE = 0.375 litres

BT(S).

BOTTLE(S) = 0.75 litres

LTR.

LITRE

MAG.

MAGNUM = 1.5 litres, or two regular bottles

D. MAG. DOUBLE MAGNUM (BORDEAUX, PORT) = 3 litres JERO.

JEROBOAM (BURGUNDY, CHAMPAGNE) = 3 litres

JERO.

JEROBOAM (BORDEAUX) = 5 litres*

IMP.

IMPÉRIALE (BORDEAUX) = 6 litres METHUSELAH (BURGUNDY, CHAMPAGNE) = 6 litres

U.

ULLAGE: Level. Example: (u. 2ts) means 2 bottles ullaged to top shoulder.

METH.

OC.

ORIGINAL CARTON

SALM. SALMANAZAR = 9 litres *Up to 1978, jeroboams were generally bottled in 4.5-ltr. bottles.

OWC.

ORIGINAL WOODEN CASE

RC.

RESERVE CHâTEAU

Notes and Rating Sources WA

Wine Advocate

WS

Wine Spectator

Special notice: Though every effort is made to describe or measure the levels of older vintages, corks over 20 years old begin to lose their elasticity and levels can change between cataloguing and sale. Old corks have also been known to fail during or after shipment. We therefore repeat that there is always a risk of cork failure with old wines and due allowance must be made for this. Under no circumstances can an adjustment of price or credit be made after delivery except under the terms of the warranty stated in the Conditions of Sale.


Buying at Waddington’s Fine Wine & Spirits

All lots will be offered and sold subject to the Conditions of Sale which appear in this catalogue as well as any Glossary and posted or oral announcement. By bidding at auction, bidders are bound by those Conditions and Glossary, as amended by any oral announcement or posted notices, which together form the contract of sale between the successful bidder (buyer), Waddington’s™ and the consignor (seller) of the lot. Descriptions or photographs of lots are not warranties and each lot is sold “as is” in accordance with the Conditions of Sale. condition of lots All of the items are to be considered, unless otherwise noted in the description, in good condition. It is the sole responsibility of the bidder to inquire as to the condition of a lot before bidding. Condition reports are available upon request by phone, fax, email or in person. You are advised to make any requests well in advance of the sale. buyers premium A premium of 20% of the successful bid price of each lot is paid by the buyer as part of the total purchase price. A charge of 13% HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) is applicable on the hammer price and buyer’s premium, except for purchases exported from Canada. In the case where purchases are shipped out of the province of Ontario, the HST or GST is charged based on the tax status of that province. online auctions Registration for our online auctions is completed through our website. Once registered, you will be assigned a bidding number for an online auction when you log into your account. You only need to register once to participate in all of our online auctions.

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

Iron Gate operates a high security, underground, environmentally controlled vault in Leaside. With over 120,000 bottles in our care, we are the largest provider of fine wine storage in Canada. Our second GTA location is set to open in late 2017.

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

CELLARMANAGER

®

We offer a complete iPad and iPhone based cellar management system that enables you to track bottle location, ratings, ‘drink by’ dates, and values, and you will receive a custom report quarterly.

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APPRAISALS Know the value of your collection for insurance, divorce or estate purposes. This can include digital photography for complete insurance coverage.

ONLINE RETAIL STORE & STORAGE IN NY STATE www.irongate.wine

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EST. 2004

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