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Fine Wine Online Auction MAY 6 — 14, 2019


Fine Wine Online Auction MAY 6 — 14, 2019


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CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2009

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SCARECROW CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012 (OWC)

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CHÂTEAU FONROQUE 1995 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé scraped & stained label.

CHÂTEAU LA CROIX 1996 (1) Pomerol. scuffed & stained label

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

CHÂTEAU FONROQUE 1996 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 2 x scuffed label.

CHÂTEAU LA CROIX CANON 1996 (1) Canon-Fronsac. scraped & scuffed label

CHÂTEAU FONROQUE 1998 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scraped label. 1 x scuffed label.

CHÂTEAU LA CROIX CANON 1998 (1) Canon-Fronsac. scuffed label

CHÂTEAU FONROQUE 2000 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scraped label. 1 x scuffed label.

CHÂTEAU LA CROIX CANON 2000 (5) Canon-Fronsac. scuffed label

CHÂTEAU SOCIANDO-MALLET 2003 (6) Haut-Médoc. u. 3 x bn. 3 x scuffed labels. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x scuffed & stained label

CHÂTEAU FONTENIL 1989 (1) Fronsac. u bn. stained & scuffed label

CHÂTEAU LA CROIX DE GAY 1989 (1) Pomerol. wrinkled & stained label

CHÂTEAU SOCIANDO-MALLET 2005 (6) Haut-Médoc. 3 x scuffed labels. 1 x scuffed & scraped label.

CHÂTEAU FONTENIL 2000 (6) Fronsac. u. 3 x bn. 2 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped & scuffed label

CHÂTEAU LA CROIX DE GAY 1990 (2) Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU SOCIANDO-MALLET 2005 (3 mag.) Haut-Médoc. 1 x scuffed & scraped label. 2 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU FONTENIL 2002 (4) Fronsac. 3 x scuffed labels 18 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

2 CHÂTEAU DURFORT-VIVIENS 2002 (3) Margaux. CHÂTEAU FAIZEAU SELECTION VIEILLES VIGNES 1998 (1) Montagne-Saint-Émilion. u. bn. stained, scuffed & scraped label CHÂTEAU FAIZEAU SELECTION VIEILLES VIGNES 2000 (6) Montagne-Saint-Émilion. u. 1 x ts. 2 x bn. 3 x stained & scuffed labels. 3 x scuffed labels CHÂTEAU FONRÉAUD 2000 (2) Listrac-Médoc. 2 x scuffed labels 12 bts. per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU LA CROIX DE GAY 1998 (2) Pomerol. 13 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

CHÂTEAU SOCIANDO-MALLET 1996 (2) Haut-Médoc. 2 x scuffed labels CHÂTEAU SOCIANDO-MALLET 2000 (1) Haut-Médoc. stained label

16 bts. & 3 mags.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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4 CHÂTEAU DE FIEUZAL 1993 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé scuffed & scraped label CHÂTEAU DE LA DAUPHINE 1998 (2) Fronsac. 2 x scuffed labels CHÂTEAU DE LA DAUPHINE 2000 (4) Fronsac. 2 x scuffed & scraped labels. 2 x scuffed labels. CHÂTEAU DE LAMARQUE 1996 (2) Haut-Médoc. u. 1 x bn. 1 x scuffed labels 9 bts. per lot $300 - $500

CHÂTEAU LANESSAN 1990 (2) Haut-Médoc. u. 2 x bn. 2 x scraped labels CHÂTEAU LANESSAN 1996 (2) Haut-Médoc. u. 2 x bn. 1 x scraped label. 1 x stained label CHÂTEAU LANESSAN 2000 (3) Haut-Médoc. u. 1 x bn. 2 x scuffed labels 7 bts.

per lot $200 - $400

8 CHÂTEAU LATOUR CARNET 1999 (4) Haut-Médoc. 3 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped & scuffed label.

5 CHÂTEAU BELGRAVE 1998 (2) Haut-Médoc. 1 x scuffed & stained label. 1 x scuffed label.

CHÂTEAU LATOUR-MARTILLAC 1998 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Premier Cru Classé scuffed & scraped label

CHÂTEAU BELGRAVE 2000 (3) Haut-Médoc. 2 x stained & scuffed labels. 1 x stained label.

CHÂTEAU LE BOSCQ 1996 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 1 x stained, scuffed & peeling label. 1 x scraped & stained label

CHÂTEAU BELISLE MONDOTTE 2000 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 1 x stained label.

CHÂTEAU LES ORMES-DE-PEZ 1990 (1) Saint-Estèphe. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel u. bn. scuffed label

CHÂTEAU BELLEFONT-BERCIER 2005 (3) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed & stained label. 2 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU LILIAN LADOUYS 2000 (2) Saint-Estèphe.

CHÂTEAU BERNADOTTE 2000 (5) Haut-Médoc. 15 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

CHÂTEAU MALESCASSE 2000 (3) Haut-Médoc. 1 x scraped label. 1 x stained & scuffed label. 1 x stained label CHÂTEAU MONBOUSQUET 1998 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé stained & scuffed label WA 94 14 bts.

per lot $600 - $800


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CHÂTEAU CAMBON LA PELOUZE 2002 (4) Haut-Médoc. 4 x scuffed labels.

CHÂTEAU LARCIS-DUCASSE 2005 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B 2 x scuffed labels.

CHÂTEAU LA LAGUNE 1998 (1) Haut-Médoc. 3ième Cru Classé u. bn. stained label

CHÂTEAU CAMENSAC 2000 (2) Haut-Médoc. 2 x scuffed labels.

With an unbelievable nose of licorice, tapenade, black cherry and blackcurrant liqueur, as well as full body, super-sweet tannin, and astonishing richness and length, this prodigious effort in 2005 announced the resurrection of this great terroir on the slopes near Château Pavie. Dark garnet/plum/purple, this is compelling stuff and drinkable already, but capable of lasting another 25-30 years. This beauty is not to be missed! Only 3,000 cases were produced. Drink: 2015-2045 June 2015 WA 100

CHÂTEAU LA LOUVIÈRE 1995 (1) Pessac-Léognan.

CHÂTEAU CANON 1996 (1) Canon-Fronsac. scraped & stained label CHÂTEAU CANTENAC 2000 (1) Saint-Émilion. u. bn. wrinkled & scuffed label. CHÂTEAU CARONNE SAINTE-GEMME 2000 (4) Haut-Médoc. 2 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped & wrinkled label.

CHÂTEAU LASCOMBES 2005 (2) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x vts. 1 x stained label. 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU CHASSE-SPLEEN 1998 (2) Moulis-en-Médoc. 2 x scuffed labels

4 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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per lot $500 - $700

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11 CHÂTEAU KIRWAN 1986 (2) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé stained, soiled, scraped & wrinkled label CHÂTEAU KIRWAN 1988 (1) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU KIRWAN 1996 (2) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU KIRWAN 2001 (1) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé scuffed & stained label CHÂTEAU KIRWAN 2005 (2) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé stained & scuffed label 8 bts. per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU DESMIRAIL 2005 (1) Margaux. CHÂTEAU DESTIEUX 2005 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé CHÂTEAU DU CAUZE 1998 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé scuffed & scraped label CHÂTEAU DU GABY 2001 (1) Canon-Fronsac. stained label CHÂTEAU DU GABY 2002 (1) Canon-Fronsac. u. bn. scuffed label CHÂTEAU DU GABY 2003 (1) Canon-Fronsac. stained label

CHÂTEAU LA TOUR CARNET 2004 (1) Haut-Médoc. 4ième Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU LA TOUR CARNET 2006 (1) Haut-Médoc. 4ième Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU LA VIEILLE CURE 1998 (2) Bordeaux. 1 x scuffed & peeling label CHÂTEAU LABÉGORCE FÉDÉ 2000 (3) Margaux. 2 x scuffed labels. 1 x stained & scuffed label. CHÂTEAU LAFAURIE-PEYRAGUEY 1990 (1 hf. bt.) Sauternais. u. bn. CHÂTEAU LAROSE-TRINTAUDON 2005 (1) Haut-Médoc. u. bn. scuffed label 10 bts. & 1 hf. bt.

per lot $600 - $800

15 DOMAINE HUET VOUVRAY CUVÉE CONSTANCE 1997 (1 500 ml.) Loire Valley. scuffed label PAVILLON ROUGE DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1998 (1) Margaux. scuffed label

CHÂTEAU DU GABY 2004 (1) Canon-Fronsac.

PAVILLON ROUGE DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2005 (2) Margaux.

CHÂTEAU DU GABY 2005 (1) Canon-Fronsac. stained & scuffed label

3 bts. & 1 500 ml.

CHÂTEAU DU GABY 2006 (1) Canon-Fronsac. scuffed label

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CHÂTEAU DU TERTRE 1998 (1) Margaux. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU POTENSAC 1998 (4) Médoc. 3 x scuffed labels.

CHÂTEAU DU TERTRE 2004 (1) Margaux. 5ième Cru Classé marked label

CHÂTEAU POTENSAC 2000 (2) Médoc. 1 x scraped & scuffed label. 1 x scuffed label

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

per lot $800 - $1,000

CHÂTEAU POUJEAUX 2002 (4) Moulis-en-Médoc. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel 1 x stained, scuffed & scraped label. stained & scuffed label. 1 x stained label. 1 x scuffed label CHÂTEAU PRIEURÉ-LICHINE 1999 (1) Margaux. 4ième Cru Classé scraped & scuffed label CHÂTEAU SENEJAC 2000 (3) Haut-Médoc. 2 x scuffed labels. 1 x stained label 14 bts.

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CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 1995 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé stained label

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1978 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU BAHANS HAUT-BRION 1998 (1) Pessac-Léognan. scuffed label

CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 1995 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé wrinkled & scuffed label

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1980 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 1 x stained, scraped & scuffed label. 1 x stained & scuffed label. 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 1995 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé wrinkled label

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1990 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé scuffed label

CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 1989 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé scraped & scuffed label

CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 1996 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé scuffed label

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

CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 1998 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé scuffed label

4 bts. per lot $300 - $500

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CHÂTEAU BAHANS HAUT-BRION 2000 (1) Pessac-Léognan. scuffed label.

CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 2002 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label. 1 x scraped & scuffed label. CHÂTEAU BEAUREGARD 2004 (1) Pomerol. 7 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU DUHART-MILON 2000 (4) Pauillac. 4ième Cru Classé wrinkled label

3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

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CHÂTEAU DUHART-MILON 2003 (1) Pauillac. scuffed label

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CHÂTEAU LONGUEVILLE AU BARON DE PICHON-LONGEVILLE 1981 (2) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 1 x wrinkled & stained. 1 x stained label.

A spectacular wine, and one that could have been bought for a song when it was released, this blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot was cropped at 33 hectoliters per hectare. Stru"ing all of its nobility, richness and majesty in 2014, it boasts abundant notes of cedarwood, creme de cassis, licorice and a hint of lead pencil shavings. Full-bodied, rich, dense and fully mature, it is capable of lasting another 7-10 years. This beauty is a big-time sleeper of the vintage. Drink: 2014-2027 April 2014 WA 94 CHÂTEAU DUHART-MILON 2005 (1) Pauillac. 4ième Cru Classé

CARRUADES DE LAFITE 1989 Pauillac. 1 x stained label. 1 x scuffed label 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

21 CARRUADES DE LAFITE 1996 Pauillac. 2 x scuffed labels. 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

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

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

CARRUADES DE LAFITE 2003 Pauillac. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x wrinkled, scuffed & scraped label

4 bts. per lot $700 - $900

2 bts.

CHÂTEAU LONGUEVILLE AU BARON DE PICHON-LONGEVILLE 1982 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé scraped, scuffed & ripped label

per lot $700 - $900

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WA 92 CHÂTEAU LONGUEVILLE AU BARON DE PICHON-LONGEVILLE 1986 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. stained & scuffed label WA 94 2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1986 (2) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x bn. 1 x ripped & soiled label. 1 x soiled & wrinkled label

CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 1990 (1) Pomerol. scuffed & soiled label

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1983 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé stained label

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

Finally, the 1983 Lafite is beginning to shed its tannin. The wine exhibits a deep ruby/garnet color with only a slight lightening at the edge. The intoxicatingly perfumed nose of lead pencil, pain grille, red and black fruits, minerals, and roasted herbs is provocative. In the mouth, this wine displays considerable body for a Lafite, plenty of power, and a fleshy, rich, sweet mid-palate. Long, elegant, plump, and surprisingly fleshy, this outstanding example of Lafite seems largely forgo!en given the number of high quality vintages during the golden decade of the eighties. Anticipated maturity: Now-2030 WA 93

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 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1990 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé stained, scuffed & scraped label 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

27 CHÂTEAU LONGUEVILLE AU BARON DE PICHON-LONGEVILLE 1990 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x stained labels. 1 x scuffed & atained label. The 1990 Pichon-Longueville Baron has always been one of my benchmark wines, one that never ceases to perform. Now at 27 years of age, it is clearly at its peak, and what a wondrous thing it is. Now showing some bricking on the rim, the bouquet is u!erly sublime, with red berries, cedar, touches of graphite, crushed rose petals and incense. You just want to become enveloped by these aromas. The palate is perfectly balanced, perhaps not as structured as it once showed since the tannins have mellowed, but what you get is a Pauillac relishing its secondary phase, which is almost Burgundy-like in terms of mouthfeel. Suffused with tension, it gains weight in the mouth toward the slightly tart finish. It is a Pichon Baron that only knows how to give sophisticated drinking pleasure. I once wrote that Pichon Baron is be!er than many 1990 First Growth, and that is a statement I have no reason to change. Tasted April 2017. WA 98 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

28 CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1986 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1989 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. scuffed label CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1998 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé scuffe label CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1999 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé scraped, stained & scuffed label 4 bts. per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 2005 (2) Pomerol. 1 x scuffed label Displaying spectacular aromatics of mulberry, blueberry and raspberry fruit, a dense ruby/purple color, and sweet floral notes, in the mouth the 2005 La Conseillante is not as broad and powerful as Petrus, Trotanoy, Hosanna or Lafleur, but it is gorgeously silky, elegant and stylish. This medium-bodied, savory wine is a graceful, provocative and compelling Pomerol to drink now and over the next 25 years. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2040 WA 97 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

30 CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2005 Pomerol. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped capsule WA 92 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1990 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scuffed 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 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1991 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé stained label CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1994 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label 4 bts. per lot $3,500 - $4,000

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

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1996 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU CANON-LA-GAFFELIÈRE 2005 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B 1 x stained & scuffed label. 1 x scuffed label

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 2 bts.

per lot $2,600 - $2,800

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 2 bts.

per lot $2,600 - $2,800

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CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1962 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A u. ms. soiled label. rained cork. scraped capsule

This fragrant, lush, seductive wine offers up plum, Christmas spices and crème de cassis. This dense garnet/purple wine also has loads of blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, terrific aromatics, a full-bodied mouthfeel, beautiful purity, texture, and a long, long finish. Once again, the Comte von Neipperg and his winemaking consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt have hit a home run in this vintage. This beauty is approachable, if not drinkable already, and should continue to evolve for 10-15 years. June 2015 Drink:2015-2030 WA 94 CHÂTEAU CLOS DE LA TOUR RÉSERVE DU CHÂTEAU BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR 2001 (2) Bordeaux Supérieur. 2 x scraped, scuffed & stained labels CHÂTEAU CÔTE DE BALEAU 2000 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU D'AGASSAC 2002 (5) Haut-Médoc. 3 x scraped & scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label. 1 x scuffed label CHÂTEAU D’ARMAILHAC 1999 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé scuffed label

CHÂTEAU BEL-AIR 2002 (4) Pomerol. 4 x stained & scuffed label.

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1994 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A u. 1 x hs. 1 x stained label. 1 x raised cork . 1 x wrinkled capsule

4 bts. & 1 mag.

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CHÂTEAU PAVIE-DECESSE 2000 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 1 x stained label

CHÂTEAU HAUT-MARBUZET 2000 (2) Saint-Estèphe. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel 1 x scraped label.

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2002 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU L'EVANGILE 1989 (1) Pomerol. wrinkled & scuffed label

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

per lot $400 - $600

CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR DE GAY 1990 (2) Pomerol. 2 x scuffed labels CHÂTEAU QUINAULT L’ENCLOS 2003 (1) Saint-Émilion. scuffed label CHÂTEAU QUINAULT L’ENCLOS 2004 (1) Saint-Émilion. CHÂTEAU QUINAULT L’ENCLOS 2006 (1) Saint-Émilion. scraped label 8 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

2 bts.

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

11 bts. per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU TRIANON 2005 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label LA CHAPELLE DE LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1998 (1) Pessac-Léognan. wrinkled label VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 1978 (2) Pomerol. u. 2 x bn. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x stained label 6 bts. per lot $600 - $800


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CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 1966 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé u. ms. scuffed & soiled label

CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2004 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1995 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels. 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 1989 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé peeling label CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 1995 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé 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 CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2000 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé Tasted from an ex-château bo#le at BI Wine & Spirits Calon-Segur dinner in London. The 2000 Calon Segur is one of those wines that reminds you how great the millennial vintage could be. Now at fi$een years old, it has a brilliant, vivacious red berry nose infused with ash and cigar box aromas. The detail here is a beguiling and it just "sings" Saint Estèphe. The palate is medium-bodied with dense, firm tannin that provide a rigid backbone, but it is swathed in copious tobacco-drenched black fruit and a superb line of acidity. It finishes with a twist of bi#er cherry on the finish that completes what is a deeply impressive CalonSégur; it might just outclass the 2005. Tasted March 2015. Drink: 2018-2050 WA 94 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

The 2004 Cos d'Estournel is a blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet in color with a touch of brick, the nose is still very youthful, sporting notions of plum preserves, blackcurrant cordial and Black Forest cake with hints of garrigue, wild sage, charcuterie, black olives and unsmoked cigars. The medium to full-bodied palate is generously fruited with bags of earthy and black fruit preserves layers, framed by chewy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long. November 2018 Drink: 2018-2033 WA 94 CLOS L'ÉGLISE 2000 (2) Pomerol. stained label Its stunning dark plum color offers up notes of caramelized red and black fruits, toffee, smoke, Asian plum sauce, sweet cherries, chocolate, and espresso. Its spectacular aromatics do not disappoint on the palate, as this multidimensional, highly complex, opulent wine seems to have hit a magical point in its evolution. Full-bodied, and concentrated, there is no issue with drinking this dazzling effort now, but those who own it can certainly cellar it for another 10 or more years. Drink: 2009-2025 WA 96

Opulent, with forward aromatics (gobs of black fruits intermixed with toasty pain grille scents and a boatload of spice), this terrific Cos possesses remarkable intensity, full body, and layers of jammy fruit nicely framed by the wine's new oak. Because of low acidity and sweet tannin, the 1995 will be difficult to resist young, although it will age for 2-3 decades. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2025. WS 94 WA 95 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

46 CHÂTEAU LAFON-ROCHET 1998 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 4ième Cru Classé u. bn. stained label CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE 1990 (1) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé u. bn. scuffed label CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE 1995 (1) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé scuffed label

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CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE 2002 (1) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé scuffed label

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

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

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47 CHÂTEAU GRUAUD-LAROSE 1986 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 3 x scuffed & wrinkled labels Still tasting as if it were only 7-8 years of age, the dense, garnet/purple-colored 1986 GruaudLarose is evolving at a glacier pace. The wine still has mammoth structure, tremendous reserves of fruit and concentration, and a finish that lasts close to a minute. The wine is massive, very impressively constituted, with still some mouth-searing tannin to shed. Decanting of one to two hours in advance seems to so$en it a bit, but this is a wine that seems to be almost immortal in terms of its longevity. It is a great Medoc classic, and certainly one of the most magnificent Gruaud-Larose ever made. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2035. Last tasted, 10/02. WA 96 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800


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CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1989 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

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CHÂTEAU GRUAUD-LAROSE 1980 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU GRUAUD-LAROSE 1982 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 1x scuffed, scraped & stained label 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. WA 98 CHÂTEAU GRUAUD-LAROSE 1999 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU GRUAUD-LAROSE 2000 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label A very strong effort for Gruaud Larose, possibly eclipsed by what they have done in 2009, this is a pure, full-bodied Gruaud Larose with plenty of new saddle leather, cedar wood, black currants, cherries, licorice, and Provencal herbs. Spicy, earthy, full-bodied, and rich, it has hit its plateau of full maturity, where it should stay for another 20 or more years. WA 94 6 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

49 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 1999 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 2001 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé WA 92 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 2003 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé stained label A spectacular success, the opaque plumcolored 2003 Leoville Barton is still on the young side of its plateau of maturity. It exhibits a striking bouquet of forest floor and black currants as well as a full-bodied, exuberant, youthful style, an opaque plum/ruby color, a lot of complexity, and striking depth and richness. This is a profound, stunning effort from Anthony Barton and his team. Bravo! It should continue to provide immense pleasure for 20 -30 years. August 2014 Drink: 2014-2044 WA 96 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1995 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label The wine boasts an opaque ruby/purple color, and exceptionally pure, beautifully knit aromas of black fruits, minerals, vanillin, and spice. On the a"ack, it is staggeringly rich, yet displays more noticeable tannin than its younger sibling. Exceptionally ripe cassis fruit, the judicious use of toasty new oak, and a thrilling mineral character intertwined with the high quality of fruit routinely obtained by Las Cases, make this a compelling effort. The finish is incredibly long in this classic. Only 35% of the harvest was of sufficient quality for the 1995 Leoville-LasCases. Drink: 2005-2025 WS 95 WA 95 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2004 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label

WA 92 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 2003 (5) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x hs. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x stained label. 1 x scraped label A spectacular success, the opaque plumcolored 2003 Leoville Barton is still on the young side of its plateau of maturity. It exhibits a striking bouquet of forest floor and black currants as well as a full-bodied, exuberant, youthful style, an opaque plum/ruby color, a lot of complexity, and striking depth and richness. This is a profound, stunning effort from Anthony Barton and his team. Bravo! It should continue to provide immense pleasure for 20 -30 years. August 2014 Drink: 2014-2044 WA 96

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CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2002 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x stained & scuffed label. 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 1985 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 1 x scraped & stained label. 1 x scuffed label. 1 scuffed & wrinkled label CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 1990 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scraped & scuffed label WA 93+ 4 bts. per lot $600 - $800

52 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 1999 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2003 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label. 1 x wrinkled label The spectacular 2003 Leoville Poyferre exhibits a dense purple color with a touch of lightening at the edge as well as notes of creosote, barbecue smoke, jammy black currants, licorice and spice box. This intense, voluptuously textured, full-bodied St.-Julien possesses low acidity and ripe tannin. Still fresh and exuberant, it is just entering its plateau of full maturity where it should remain for 10-15+ years. August 2014 Drink: 2014-2029 WA 96 5 bts. per lot $700 - $900


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CHÂTEAU TALBOT 1998 (1) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé scuffed label

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1986 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 2 x stained & scuffed label. 1 x wrinkled & scuffed label.

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1985 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 1 x scraped & stained label. 1 x scuffed & scraped label

CHÂTEAU TALBOT 2000 (1) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé stained label CHÂTEAU TALBOT 2001 (3) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label. 1 x stained label CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 1990 (1) Pomerol. u. bn. scuffed & scraped label Tasted at the Trotanoy vertical in Hong Kong, the 1990 Trotanoy has long been a superior wine to the 1989. Here it has a gorgeous bouquet with blackberries, mulberry truffle and clove, demonstrating commendable vigor given its age. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine line of acidity, but quite firm in structure, robed in velvety tannins that gently grip the mouth. There is very fine density here, building towards a muscular finish that displays the style of Trotanoy with much more confidence than the 1989, which seems almost meek by comparison. It is now beginning to reach its peak so there is no need to cellar for longer, yet I can see this drinking well for another 15-20 years. Tasted November 2016. Drink: 2017-2032 WA 94 CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 1992 (1) Pomerol. stained, scraped & scuffed label 7 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

The 1986 Chateau Margaux is one of the dark horses of the vintage. It has an exquisite bouquet that is now fully mature, with a mixture of red and black fruit, violets, pastilles and hints of cold stone. It blossoms in the glass, gaining intensity all the time. The palate is mediumbodied with fine tannin, a more robust Margaux as you would expect given the vintage, clearly with firm backbone, more straight-laced than the 1985 or 1989. Yet there is wonderful delineation and focus here. If you seek strictness and classicism in a wine, then this is the place to come, plus there is superb mineralité and tension on the ferrous finish. Perhaps a li#le overlooked in recent years, the 1986 Margaux comes highly recommended for those who love the property. This is a wine finally coming of age. Tasted July 2016. WA 97 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

58 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1989 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé wrinkled label CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1999 (2) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé 1 x scraped & stained label. 1 x scraped label.

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-POYFERRÉ 1966 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. peeling & scuffed label. 1 x ms. scraped & scuffed label.

The 1999 Chateau Margaux has been the standout First Growth since I first tasted the wine from barrel. Now reaching its plateau of maturity, it has an understated nose at first, armed with impressive mineralité with a gorgeous graphite seam. The definition and precision here is top class. The palate is medium-bodied and smooth in texture, very harmonious and assured, surprisingly with some new oak still to be fully assimilated into the wine. The signature Margaux traits of crushed black cherries and violets comes through towards the finish, suggestions of raspberry reserve and desiccated orange peel enhancing the long finish. Perhaps I might temper my initial enthusiasm for the 1999 Château Margaux...but only slightly. It comes highly recommended. Tasted May 2016. WS 93 WA 95

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

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56 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1962 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé u. ms. scraped, stained & scuffed label. CHÂTEAU LATOUR LES FORTS DE LATOUR 1996 (1) Pauillac. stained & scuffed label.

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1981 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 1 x scraped, scuffed & stained label. 1 x ripped scuffed, scraped & stained label per lot $800 - $1,000

60 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1983 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 2 x scuffed, stained & scraped label 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

62 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. stained & scuffed 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 1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

63 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. scuffed label WS 99 WA 100 1 bt.

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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1990 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 cm. scuffed label

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1995 (2) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label. 1 x stained label

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2008 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé wrinkled & scuffed label

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

The palate is beautifully balanced, very detailed and extremely fresh. This conveys so much energy and animation before reverting towards a more classic and structured, pencil lead finish. Those in the know will stash up on the 2008 Mouton Rothschild because it is destined to turn into one of the "dark horses" of the decade. Tasted May 2016. WA 95

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

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

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1997 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé stained label CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1998 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé stained & scuffed label Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 1998 Mouton Rothschild is deep garnet-brick in color with lovely crème 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. Medium to full-bodied and packed with rich fruit framed by firm, chewy tannins, it is stacked with complex, evolving flavors and finishes with incredibly long-lasting perfumed notes. According to winemaker Philippe Dhalluin, this needs about three hours of decanting at this stage. I simply love the place this wine is in right now, possessing plenty of mature, tertiary characters yet still sporting bags of fruit. It won’t be fading anytime soon either and should cellar nicely for 20-25+ more years. May 2018 WA 97

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1998 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé WA 97 per lot $600 - $800

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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 1 bt.

per lot $500 - $700

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74 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1988 Pomerol. scuffed label 1 bt.

per lot $2,400 - $2,800

75 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1992 Pomerol. u. bn. scraped label 1 bt.

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

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Opaque purple/black in color, with a sweet vanilla, pain grillee, jammy cherry and cassisscented nose, this full-bodied, densely packed wine reveals layers of flavor, and an inner-core of sweetness with huge quantities of glycerin and depth. A tannic, classic style of Petrus, with immense body, great purity, and a backward finish, this wine requires a decade of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2035. WS 93 WA 93 1 bt.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

79 CHÂTEAU LE PIN 1989 Pomerol. scuffed label A slightly firmer, more structured wine than the 1990, with similarly low acid but more noticeable tannin, the color remains a very healthy saturated ruby/purple. The nose needs more coaxing and offers up noted of coconut, roasted herbs, jus du viande, along with plenty of black currant and sweet cherry fruit with nicely integrated toasty oak. The wine has similarly high levels of glycerin to the 1990, but less accessibility, and more structure and possibly power. This is a remarkable wine, and certainly one of the great vintages for Le Pin. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2022. Last tasted, 12/01 WA 96 1 bt.

per lot $3,500 - $4,000

80 CHÂTEAU LE PIN 1989 Pomerol. u. bn. stained & scraped label WA 96 1 bt.

per lot $2,800 - $3,200

This is a slight downgrade for this wine, but I suspect it will bounce back, as it clearly needs more time. It was more reserved than I thought it would be, as Le Pin tends to be one of the more extravagantly rich, flamboyant wines of Pomerol. The one time I tasted the 2000, it had a dense ruby/purple color, aggressive new oak, loads of coconut, vanilla, and spice box, enormous concentration and thickness, but this is an estate where I thought their subsequent year, 2001, was an even be"er wine. This wine displays some firm tannins in the finish and should be forgo"en for another 5-6 years. So much for Le Pin not aging well. This one has at least 25 years le# in it. June 2010 Drink: 2015 -2040 WS 96 WA 96 1 bt.

per lot $4,500 - $5,000

83 DOMAINE COMTE GEORGES DE VOGÜÉ CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY 2008 Côte d’Or. 3 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label Bo"le #'s 0027-0033-0026-0032 WA 94 4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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DOMAINE DELAGRANGE VOLNAY 1996 (1) Côte de Beaune. scuffed label.

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JOSEPH DROUHIN BEAUNE CLOS DES MOUCHES 1989 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé scraped label

DOMAINE DE COURCEL POMMARD LES RUGIENS 2006 (2) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label.

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DOMAINE J-F MUGNIER CHAMBOLLEMUSIGNY 2006 Côte de Nuits. u. 5 x 1 cm. 1 x scraped label. 1 x stained label. 4 scuffed labels

DOMAINE LUCIEN BOILLOT POMMARD LES FREMIERS 2005 (2) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 1 x stained, scraped, wrinkled & scuffed label. 1x scraped scuffed label. DUGAT-PY POMMARD LA LAVIÈRE VIEILLES VIGNES 2007 (2) Côte de Beaune. 1 x scraped & scuffed label. 1 x scuffed label 6 bts. per lot $700 - $900

92 DOMAINE MARQUIS D'ANGERVILLE VOLNAY CHAMPANS 2005 (2) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 2 x scraped & scuffed labels.

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

96 DOMAINE DES COMTES LAFON SANTENOTS-DU MILIEU 2007 (2) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scraped, stained & scuffed label. DOMAINE DES COMTES LAFON VOLNAY 2007 (1) Côte de Beaune. 1 x scraped, stained & scuffed label. DOMAINE MARQUIS D'ANGERVILLE VOLANY TAILLEPIEDS 2005 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé scuffed label

DOMAINE NICOLAS ROSSIGNOL VOLNAY CAILLERETS 2005 (3) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 1 x stained & scuffed label. 2 x stained label

4 bts. per lot $700 - $900

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DOMAINE ARLAUD CLOS DE LA ROCHE 2005 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label

93 DOMAINE BOUCHARD PÈRE ET FILS VOLNAY CAILLERETS ANCIENNE CUVÉE CARNOT 2005 (3) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 2 x stained labels. 1 x scuffed label DOMAINE BOUCHARD PÈRE ET FILS VOLNAY CAILLERETS ANCIENNE CUVÉE CARNOT 2006 (3) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label. 1 x stained, scraped & scuffed label 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

94 BOUCHARD PÈRE & FILS VOLNAY CAILLERETS ANCIENNE CUVÉE CARNOT 2005 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 1 x stained label DOMAINE POUSSE D'OR VOLNAY CLOS DE 60 OUVRÉES 2005 (2) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scraped label. 1 x scuffed label. DOMAINE POUSSE D'OR VOLNAY EN CAILLERETS 2005 (3) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 1 x stained & scuffed label. 1 x scraped label. 6 bts. per lot $700 - $900

100 DOMAINE J-F MUGNIER CHAMBOLLEMUSIGNY 2008 Côte de Nuits. 4 x scuffed labels. 1 x stained & scuffed label. 5 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

101 CLAUDE DUGAT CHARMES-CHAMBERTIN 1990 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé scraped & scuffed label WA 96

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DOMAINE DES COMTES LAFON VOLNAY 2006 (1) Côte de Beaune. scraped label 2 bts.

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

per lot $300 - $500

98 BOUCHARD PÈRE ET FILS CHAMBERTIN CLOS-DE-BÈZE 2006 (3) Côte de Nuits. 1 x scraped label. 1 x stained label. 1 x scraped & wrinkled label. DOMAINE BRUNO CLAIR CHAMBERTINCLOS DE BÈZE 2006 (6) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scraped & scuffed label. 1 x stained label. 3 x scuffed labels. Smoky black tea, rose petals, dark berries, and licorice wa" seductively (and site-typically) from the glass of Clair 2006 Chambertin Clos De Beze. Seamlessly-rich and refined in tannins, this offers a gorgeous layering of flavors anchored in clean meatiness and suggestions of stoniness and crystalline minerality that carry no sense of austerity. While missing the remarkable dynamic of the Clos St.-Jacques, in its own way this supremely elegant, intriguinglynuanced, and memorably persistent Pinot is a model for the vintage and of its great site's potential year in, year out. WA 95 9 bts. per lot $2,000 - $2,500

1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

102 DOMAINE ARLAUD CHARMESCHAMBERTIN 2005 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé stained, scraped & scuffed label DOMAINE DUJAC CHARMES-CHAMBERTIN 2007 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé stained & scuffed label DOMAINE J. ROTY CHARMES-CHAMBERTIN TRÈS VIEILLES VIGNES 2006 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé DOMAINE PERROT-MINOT CHAPELLECHAMBERTIN VIEILLES VIGNES 2006 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

103 DOMAINE LAURENT CLOS DE LA ROCHE 2005 Côte de Nuits. 4 bts. per lot $700 - $900

104 DOMAINE ARLAUD CLOS DE LA ROCHE 2005 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped & scuffed label 4 bts. per lot $700 - $900


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DOMAINE JEAN GRIVOT ÉCHEZEAUX 2005 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN 2008 Côte de Nuits. 3 x scuffed labels.

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

MAISON AMBROISE ECHÉZEAUX 2005 (2) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé NICOLAS POTEL LES GRANDS-ÉCHEZEAUX 2005 (2) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label

The 2008 Chambertin is rather delicate and almost ethereal in its seductive personality. This is another surprisingly open, expressive 2008. The tannins are elegant, while the wine’s balance is simply terrific. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038. May 2011 WA 95+

MOMMESSIN CLOS DE TART 1989 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 cm. scuffed label

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

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

MOMMESSIN CLOS DE TART 1990 (2) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x 2 cm. u. 3 cm. 2 x scraped label.

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DOMAINE DUJAC GEVREY CHAMBERTIN AUX COMBOTTES 2008 (6 hf. bt.) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé 5 x stained & scuffed labels. 1 x stained, scuffed & wrinkled label

CONFRERIE DES CHEVALIERS DU TASTÉVIN DOMAINE PAUL CROZIER GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN 2001 (1) Côte de Nuits. scuffed label

DOMAINE DUJAC GEVREY CHAMBERTIN AUX COMBOTTES 2008 (3) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label. 2 x stained & scuffed label

DOMAINE ALAIN BURGUET GEVREYCHAMBERTIN MES FAVORITES VIEILLES VIGNES 2006 (1) Côte de Nuits. stained & scuffed label

3 bts. & 6 hf. bts.

DOMAINE DE LA POUSSE D'OR CORTON CLOS DU ROI 2006 (1) Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé stained label

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MOMMESSIN CLOS DE TART 1999 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé scraped label Tasted at the pre-dinner vertical to mark Sylvain Pitiot's retirement from the domaine, the 1999 Clos de Tart Grand Cru is certainly the best vintage until the 2002, although I prefer the later vintage, which has a li"le more elegance and precision. Still, the nose here is not too shabby with gorgeous red plum and bergamot scents, dried rose petals and cold stone scents. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, strict tannin. The fruit is edging away from this 1999 and being substituted with a"ractive black pepper, bay leaf and Earl Grey tea notes. What remains is the weight and presence of this Clos de Tart that lingers wonderfully in the mouth. This might be considered as Pitiot's first, but not last success at the estate. Tasted September 2015. Drink: 2015-2030 WA 93 4 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,500

107 MOMMESSIN CLOS DE TART 1990 (OWC) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x 3 cm. 1 x 4 cm. 2 mags.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

108 DOMAINE DES LAMBRAYS CLOS DES LAMBRAYS 2006 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label. 1 x damaged label 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

111 DOMAINE LUCIEN BOILLOT GEVREYCHAMBERTIN LES CHERBAUDES 2005 (1) Côte d’Or. Premier Cru Classé u. 1 cm. stained, scuffed & scraped label DUGAT-PY GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN CUVÉE CŒUR DE ROY TRÈS VIEILLES VIGNES 2007 (2) Côte de Nuits. 1 x scraped label. 2 x scuffed labels DUGAT-PY GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN CUVÉE CŒUR DE ROY TRÈS VIEILLES VIGNES 2008 (5) Côte de Nuits. 2 x scraped labels. 2 x scuffed & scraped labels DUGAT-PY GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN CUVÉE LES EVOCELLES 2007 (1) Côte de Nuits. 1 x scraped label. 2 x scuffed labels 9 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

DOMAINE LOUIS BOILLOT GEVREYCHAMBERTIN LES EVOCELLES 2006 (1) Côte de Nuits. stained, scraped & scuffed label SERAFIN GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN VIEILLES VIGNES 2005 (1) Côte de Nuits. scraped & scuffed label 5 bts. per lot $300 - $500

115 DOMAINE J. ROTY GRIOTTESCHAMBERTIN 2006 (3) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label. 1 x wrinkled & scraped label DOMAINE PONSOT GRIOTTE-CHAMBERTIN 2006 (2) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 2 x scraped & scuffed labels

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DUGAT-PY GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN CUVÉE LES EVOCELLES 2007 (2) Côte de Nuits. 1 x scraped & stained label.

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DUGAT-PY GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN CUVÉE LES EVOCELLES 2008 (4) Côte de Nuits. 1 x stained & scuffed label, 1 x scraped & scuffed label. 2 x scuffed labels 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

DOMAINE CAMILLE GIROUD LATRICIÈRESCHAMBERTIN 2005 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé DOMAINE CAMILLE GIROUD LATRICIÈRESCHAMBERTIN 2006 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 cm. scuffed label 2 bts.

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DOMAINE BOUCHARD PÈRE ET FILS NUITSST-GEORGES LES DAMODES 2005 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé scraped label

DOMAINE ARNOUX VOSNE-ROMANÉE LES SUCHOTS 2006 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé

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

DOMAINE DES PERDRIX NUITS-STGEORGES AUX PERDRIX 2005 (2) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label. 1 scraped & scuffed label.

118 MAISON NICOLAS POTEL CHAMBERTIN 2006 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 1 x stained & scuffed label. 2 x scuffed labels MAISON NICOLAS POTEL LATRICIÈRESCHAMBERTIN 2006 (2) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 1 x stained & scuffed label. 2 x scuffed labels 3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

119 JOSEPH ROTY CHARMES-CHAMBERTIN TRÈS VEILLES VIGNES 2006 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé JOSEPH ROTY MAZY-CHAMBERTIN 2006 (2) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 1 x ripped label. 1 x wrinkled label 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

120 DOMAINE DUJAC MOREY SAINT-DENIS 2005 Côte de Nuits. 1 x stained & scuffed label. 1 x scuffed label. 2 x stained, scraped & scuffed label 4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

DOMAINE HENRI GOUGES NUITS-STGEORGES CLOS LES PORRETS LES STGEORGES 2005 (2) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scraped & scuffed label. 1 x scuffed label. DOMAINE LÉCHENEAULT NUITS-STGEORGES DAMODES 2003 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé scraped, stained & scuffed label DOMAINE LÉCHENEAULT NUITS-STGEORGES LES PRULIERS 2002 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé scuffed label DOMAINE LÉCHENEAULT NUITS-STGEORGES LES PRULIERS 2003 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé scraped & scuffed label

DOMAINE BOUCHARD PÈRE ET FILS VOSNE-ROMANÉE LES SUCHOTS 2006 (1) Côte de Nuits. scraped label DOMAINE ROBERT SIRUGUE & ENFANTS VOSNE-ROMANÉE LES PETITS MONTS 2005 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé scraped & scuffed label 3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

125 DOMAINE ARNOUX VOSNE-ROMANÉE LES SUCHOTS 2006 Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé scuffed label 1 bt.

per lot $200 - $400

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DOMAINE BOUCHARD PÈRE ET FILS VOSNE-ROMANÉE LES SUCHOTS 2006 (2) Côte de Nuits. 1 x scuffed label

DOMAINE GIROUD CHAMBERTIN 2006 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé stained label

DOMAINE DUJAC VOSNE-ROMANÉE AUX MALCONSORTS 2006 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé

DOMAINE H. BOILLOT CHAMBERTIN 2007 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé stained & scuffed label

DOMAINE DUJAC VOSNE-ROMANÉE LES BEAUX-MONTS 2006 (2) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé 1 x stained label

DOMAINE TORTOCHOT CHAMBERTIN 2006 (3) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels. 1 x stained label

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

123 DOMAINE PERROT-MINOT VOSNEROMANÉE LES BEAUX-MONTS 2006 Côte de Nuits. 2 x scuffed labels 2 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

MAISON NICOLAS POTEL CHAMBERTIN 2006 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 1 x stained label 7 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

127 DOMAINE BERTHEAU CHAMBOLLEMUSIGNY LES AMOUREUSES 2008 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé scuffed label DOMAINE LUCIEN LE MOINE CHAMBOLLEMUSIGNY LES CHARMES 2005 (3) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé 2 x scraped & scuffed labels. 1 x scuffed label DOMINIQUE LAURENT CHAMBOLLEMUSIGNY DERRIÈRE LA GRANGE 2005 (2) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé u. 1 x 1 cm. 1 x scuffed label. 6 bts. per lot $700 - $900


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DOMAINE BESSIN CHABLIS VALMUR 2008 (2) Chablis. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU SUDUIRAUT 1982 (1) Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé u. bn. stained & scuffed label

DOMAINE BOUCHARD PÈRE ET FILS CORTON-CHARLEMAGNE 2006 (4) Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé 5 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

129 DOMAINE A. GRIVAULT MEURSAULT CLOS DES PERRIÈRES 2006 (1) Côte de Beaune. scraped & scuffed label DOMAINE BOUCHARD PÈRE ET FILS MEURSAULT GENEVRIÈRES 2004 (2) Côte de Beaune. 1 x stained & scuffed label. 1 x scraped label DOMAINE DES COMTE LAFON MEURSAULT CLOS DE LA BARRE 2007 (1) Côte de Beaune. scuffed label DOMAINE DES COMTES LAFON MEURSAULT 2006 (1) Côte de Beaune.

DOMAINE BILLAUD-SIMON CHABLIS MONTÉE TONNERRE 2005 (2) Chablis. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scraped label. 1 x scraped & scuffed label DOMAINE W. FÈVRE CHABLIS LES PREUSES 2004 (1) Chablis. Grand Cru Classé 5 bts. per lot $200 - $400

132 MOREY COFFINET CHASSAGNEMONTRACHET BLANC BLANCHOTSDESSUS 2009 (2) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels. MOREY COFFINET CHASSAGNEMONTRACHET BLANC LA ROMANÉE 2009 (2) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels MOREY COFFINET CHASSAGNEMONTRACHET BLANC MORGEOT FAIRENDES 2009 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé scuffed label

DOMAINE DEUX-MONTILLE MEURSAULT LES BOUCHÈRES 2005 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé scuffed label

5 bts. per lot $400 - $600

133 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1967 Sauternais. u. ts. stained, scraped & scuffed label

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

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DOMAINE H. BOILLOT PULIGNYMONTRACHET LES PERRIÈRES 2007 (2) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label

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DOMAINE H. BOILLOT PULIGNYMONTRACHET LES PUCELLES 2006 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé scuffed label MOREY COFFINET PULIGNYMONTRACHET LES PUCELLES 2009 (2) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1982 (2) Sauternais. Premier Cru Supérieur u.2 x bn. 2 x stained, scraped & scuffed labels

per lot $400 - $600

136 CHÂTEAU CLIMENS 1990 (1 hf. bt.) Sauternes-Barsac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. stained & scuffed label. CHÂTEAU COUTET 1983 (1) Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé stained & scraped label CHÂTEAU COUTET 1997 (1 hf. bt.) Sauternes-Barsac. Premier Cru Classé wrinkled & scraped label CHÂTEAU DE RAYNE-VIGNEAU 2001 (4 hf. bt.) Sauternais. 3 x scuffed labels. 1 x wrinkled label 1 bt. & 6 hf. bts.

per lot $400 - $600

137 DOMAINE SAINT-PREFERT CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE COLLECTION CHARLES GIRAUD 2006 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x stained label PATRICK LESEC CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE BARGETON 2007 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 1 x stained, scraped & scuffed label. 1 x stained & scuffed label PATRICK LESEC CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE LES PIERRE DORÉES 2007 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 1 x scraped & scuffed label 1 x scuffed label

WA 92 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1993 (1) Sauternais. Premier Cru Supérieur u. bn. stained, scraped & scuffed label. 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

5 bts. per lot $600 - $800

The Suduiraut 2001 has an a"ractive bouquet of honeycomb, passion fruit and a touch of petrol that are well defined, if not as complex as more recent vintages such as the 2009. The palate is well balanced with fine citrus lemon and apricot notes. October 2014 Drink: 2014 -2034 WA 94 1 bt. & 3 hf. bts.

DOMAINE DES COMTES LAFON MEURSAULT-CHARMES 2006 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé stained & scuffed label

DOMAINE MIKULSKI MEURSAULT LES GENEVRIÈRES 2007 (2) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU SUDUIRAUT 2001 (3 hf. bt.) Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé 3 x scuffed labels

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DOMAINE DE LA JANASSE CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE VIEILLES VIGNES 2001 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

DOMAINE CHARVIN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2001 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. scuffed label

Two great back to back vintages are the 1990 and 1989. The more developed 1990 boasts an incredible perfume of hickory wood, coffee, smoked meat, Asian spices, black cherries, and blackberries. Lush, opulent, and full-bodied, it is a fully mature, profound Beaucastel that will last another 15-20 years. December 2002 WS 92 WA 96

DOMAINE LA JANASSE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE CUVÉE CHAUPIN 2005 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 1 x stained & scraped label. 1 x scuffed label DOMAINE LA JANASSE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE CUVÉE CHAUPIN 2007 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 1 x scuffed label 5 bts. per lot $500 - $700

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CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 1998 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. stained & scraped label WA 93 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 1999 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. stained & peeling label CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2001 (2 hf. bt.) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 1 x stained label. 1 x scuffed label This inky/ruby/purple-colored cuvee offers a classic Beaucastel bouquet of new saddle leather, cigar smoke, roasted herbs, black truffles, underbrush, and blackberry as well as cherry fruit. It is a superb, earthy expression of this Mourvedre-dominated cuvee. Full-bodied and powerful, it will undoubtedly close down over the next several years, not to re-emerge for 7-8 years. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025. WS 93 WA 96 2 bts. & 2 hf. bts.

per lot $500 - $700

140 BOSQUET DES PAPES CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE CHANTE LE MERLE VIEILLES VIGNES 2005 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. stained label CHÂTEAU DE LA GARDINE CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE CUVÉE DES GÉNÉRATIONS GASTON PHILIPPE 1989 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. scraped & stained label L&A BRUNEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE LES CAILLOUX CUVÉE CENTENAIRE 1998 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. scuffed label 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

DOMAINE DE LA MORDORÉE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE DE LA REINE DES BOIS 2003 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 1 x scraped label. 1 x scraped & stained. 1 x stained label DOMAINE DU PÉGAU CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE CUVÉE DA CAPO 2000 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. scraped label The color is inky/ruby/purple to the rim. The extraordinary nose reveals aromas of kirsch liqueur, new saddle leather, animal fur, Provencal herbs, spice box, licorice, and a salty sea breeze character. On the palate, the wine is enormous, with an unctuosity, thickness, and purity that must be tasted to be believed. Over 95% of this offering is old vine Grenache, and the rest a field blend of ancient vines. Representing the essence of Chateauneuf du Pape, it possesses so much concentration that it is easy to pose the question ... “where’s the tannin?” Analytically, it has very high levels of tannin, but the tannin is barely noticeable given the wine’s exaggerated wealth of richness and power. This is a modern day legend in the making, and despite its precociousness and ease in smelling and consuming, it will not hit its prime for another decade. It should last for 25 -30 years, and take its place among some of the greatest Chateauneuf du Papes ever made. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030+ (WA #151 2004). WS 97 WA 100 DOMAINE DU PÉGAU CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE CUVÉE RÉSERVÉE 2003 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 2 x stained labels 7 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

143 CUVÉE DU VATICAN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2000 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 4 x scuffed labels. 3 x stained label. 1 x wrinkled label 9 bts. per lot $400 - $600

DOMAINE CHARVIN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2006 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 3 x 1 cm. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x stained & scuffed label DOMAINE CHARVIN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2007 (4) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 x 1 cm 2 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label he blend from the 45- to 50-year-old vines is 85% Grenache and the rest equal parts Syrah, Mourvedre, and Vaccarese, all aged in cement tanks prior to being bo#led unfiltered. A terrific nose of kirsch, lavender, licorice, forest floor, and spice box soars from the glass of this fullbodied effort. With fabulous density, a multidimensional mouthfeel, and a 45+-second finish this brilliant, elegant, feminine-styled wine is loaded with concentration and intensity. Like many 2007 Chateauneuf du Papes, the extraordinary fruit level makes it hard to resist. However, it will be even be#er in 3-5 years, and should last for 15-20. WA 97 8 bts. per lot $600 - $800

145 CLOS DES PAPES CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2003 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. scuffed label DOMAINE DE LA CHARBONNIÈRE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE VIEILLES VIGNES 2000 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. scraped label TARDIEU-LAURENT CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE CUVÉE SPÉCIALE 2007 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. scraped label 4 bts. per lot $300 - $500


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DOMAINE DE VIEUX TÉLÉGRAPHE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE LA CRAU 2007 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. wrinkled label

What’s probably the wine of the vintage, the 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Deux Ex Machina (60% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre; the Grenache was raised all in concrete tank and the Mourvèdre in demi-muids) reveals a saturated ruby color as well as classic notes of tobacco leaf, crushed rocks, pan drippings, graphite, black currants and licorice. Showing more and more dark fruits, as well as additional density and depth, with time in the glass, this full-bodied Chateauneuf du Pape shows the hallmark elegance of the 2006 vintage, yet backs it up with incredible density, depth and length. WA 98

ALAIN JAUME DOMAINE GRAND VENEUR CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE LES ORIGINES 2000 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. scuffed label

The 2007 Vieux Telegraphe may be the greatest wine made at this property since the 2005 and 1998. Dense ruby/purple-tinged with an exquisite nose of salty sea breezes, licorice, ground pepper, jammy black cherries, black currants, figs, and plums, this is a full-bodied, rich, Provencal-styled offering with lots of sweet, ripe tannin. It is surprisingly accessible for a Vieux Telegraphe (this wine normally shuts down several years a"er bo#ling), but it should have great longevity (25+ years) given its power, full-bodied mouthfeel, and enormous length and richness. This is a brilliant effort from brothers Frederic and Daniel Brunier. October 2009 WA 96+ 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

147 DOMAINE VIEILLE JULIENNE 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 4 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped & scuffed label. 1 x stained label 6 bts. per lot $300 - $500

148 DOMAINE VIEUX DONJON CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 x 1cm. 4 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped 7 bts.

DOMAINE BOIS DE BOURSAN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE DES FELIX 2007 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 x 1 cm. 2 x scuffed label. Tasting like the essence of Provence, drink this thick, unctuous beauty over the coming 10-15 years. Drink: 2015-2032 WA 95 DOMAINE DE VIEUX TÉLÉGRAPHE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE LA CRAU 2007 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 1 x stained & wrinkled label. 1 x peeling, wrinkled, stained & scraped. The 2007 Vieux Telegraphe may be the greatest wine made at this property since the 2005 and 1998. Dense ruby/purple-tinged with an exquisite nose of salty sea breezes, licorice, ground pepper, jammy black cherries, black currants, figs, and plums, this is a full-bodied, rich, Provencal-styled offering with lots of sweet, ripe tannin. It is surprisingly accessible for a Vieux Telegraphe (this wine normally shuts down several years a"er bo#ling), but it should have great longevity (25+ years) given its power, full-bodied mouthfeel, and enormous length and richness. This is a brilliant effort from brothers Frederic and Daniel Brunier. October 2009 WA 96+

per lot $500 - $700 6 bts. per lot $700 - $900

ALAIN JAUME DOMAINE GRAND VENEUR CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE LES ORIGINES 2005 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 2 x scraped & scuffed labels It’s a ripe, full-thro#le effort that gives up lots of roasted herbs, pan drippings, black licorice and darker fruits on the nose. This is followed by a medium to full-bodied, blockbuster styled effort that has beautiful purity, lots of texture and a sexy, hard-to-resist style. It freshens up in the glass, and while drinking nicely now, will have no problems evolving gracefully for another decade. Drink: 2014-2024. WA 95 DOMAINE LESSEC CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE PIERRES DORÉES 2007 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. scuffed label 4 bts. per lot $300 - $500

151 DOMAINE SABON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE PRESTIGE 2005 (5) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 x 1 cm. 2 x stained & scuffed label. 3 x scuffed label DOMAINE SABON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE PRESTIGE 2007 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. scuffed label 6 bts. per lot $400 - $600

152 DOMAINE BARROCHE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE PURE 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 1 x scraped label. 1 x stained label Thick, unctuous and the epitome of hedonism, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is easily the most decadent and concentrated Pure produced to date. Possessing tons of sweet kirsch and darker fruits, roasted meats, lavender and truffle, it's massive and backward on the palate, with a full, stacked mid-palate and an almost overflowing amount of fruit that somehow stays lively, weightless and fresh. I found the '05 and '10 to have a tad more vibrancy at this tasting, but certainly, this is one of the most profound Grenaches I've tasted. September 2015 Drink: 2016-2027 WA 98 2 bts.

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DOMAINE AUGUSTE CLAPE CORNAS 2005 (1) Rhône. scraped & scuffed label

DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER 2005 (3) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé 2 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped & scuffed label

DOMAINE AUGUSTE CLAPE CORNAS 2009 (3) Rhône. 1 x scraped label

DOMAINE PIERRE USSEGLIO & FILS CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE RÉSERVE DES DEUX FRÈRES 2001 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. stained & scuffed label LE CLOS DU CAILLOU CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE RESERVE LE CLOS DU CAILLOU 2000 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. scuffed label 4 bts. per lot $400 - $600

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ROGER SABON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE LE SECRET DES SABON 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 3 x 1 cm. 1 x scraped & scuffed label. 1 x scuffed label. 2 x stained, scraped & scuffed label. The best showing yet from this cuvee (I rated in 96+ earlier this year), the 2005 Châteauneuf du Pape Le Secret de Sabon is a brilliant success and easily in the top handful of wines in the vintage. Made from mostly Grenache (it’s a field blend and the exact blend is unknown) and aged 18 months in demi-muids, it offers a full-bodied, powerful, yet perfectly balanced feel on the palate to go with knockout notes of black raspberry, currants, garrigue, licorice and Provencal herbs. Still youthful, yet drinking spectacularly today, it will continue to knock your socks off for another decade or more. February 2015 Drink: 2015-2030 WA 98 4 bts. per lot $700 - $900

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Almost as good, yet in a completely different style, the 2009 Cornas is about as sexy and voluptuous as Cornas gets! Loaded with kirsch, licorice, dried flowers and smoked meat-like aromas and flavors, this awesome 2009 has thrilling concentration, full-bodied richness and knockout length. It has the fruit to impress today, but needs 3-4 years of bo"le age and will have over two decades of longevity. August 2014 Drink: 2017-2037 WA 97 THIERRY ALLEMAND CORNAS REYNARD 2007 (1) Rhône. 5 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 1996 (1 mag.) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 2 cm. scraped & scuffed label

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RENE ROSTAING CÔTE-RÔTIE CÔTE BLONDE 1999 Rhône. u. 1 x 1 cm. 1 x scuffed label. scraped & scuffed label

CHÂTEAU RAYAS CÔTES DU RHÔNE CHÂTEAU DE FONSALETTE RESERVE 1998 (1) Rhône. scraped, ripped & scuffed label

The star of the show, the 1999 Côte Rôtie Côte Blonde is an incredible Côte Rôtie that possesses the awesome complexity and nuance that this appellation is known for, but also has an incredible, seamless, yet massive feel on the palate that has to be tasted to be believed. U"er perfection, with heavenly notes of cured meats, black raspberry, spring flowers and violets, it’s certainly one of the greatest Côte Rôties I’ve tasted. While it will evolve gracefully for another decade or more, it’s heavenly today. February 2015 WA 100

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THIERRY ALLEMAND CORNAS CHAILLOT 2006 Rhône. u. 2 x 1 cm. 1 x 2 cm. 2 x scuffed label 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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161 RENE ROSTAING CÔTE-RÔTIE CÔTE BLONDE 2003 Rhône. 1 x scuffed label Seventy percent of the stems were utilized in the 2003 Cote Rotie Cote Blonde. This profound Cote Rotie boasts an exquisite nose of bacon fat, sweet black cherry jam, raspberries, melted licorice, chocolate, and hints of herbes de Provence, licorice, and smoke. Voluptuous and full-bodied, it is ideal for drinking now and over the next 10-12 years. February 2006 WA 97 2 bts.

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DELAS FRÈRES HERMITAGE LES BESSARDS 2006 (1) Rhône.

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Like most 2005s, Rostaing’s 2005 Côte Rôtie Côte Blonde is still backwards and tight, with bright acidity giving li! to classic notes of dark fruits, iron, violets, and minerality. Much more reserved and focused than the ’06, yet with superb mid-palate depth, awesome purity of fruit and no shortage of tannin, it needs another 3-4 years in the cellar and should be very long-lived. February 2015 Drink: 2017-2035 WA 95+ 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

163 DOMAINE JAMET CÔTE-RÔTIE CÔTE BRUNE 2006 (1) Rhône. scraped label JEAN-MICHEL STEPHAN CÔTE-RÔTIE 2007 (3) Rhône. u. 2 x 1 cm. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped & scuffed label 4 bts. per lot $400 - $600

164 DELAS FRÈRES CÔTE-RÔTIE LA LANDONNE 1997 (1) Rhône. stained, scraped & scuffed label DOMAINE JAMET CÔTE-RÔTIE 2003 (2) Rhône. 1 x scraped label. 1 x wrinkled label 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 3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

165 M. CHAPOUTIER CÔTE-RÔTIE LA MORDORÉE 2005 (3) Rhône. 2 x scuffed labels PATRICK & CHRISTOPHE BONNEFOND CÔTE-RÔTIE LES ROCHAINS 2007 (2) Rhône. 1 x scraped & scuffed label. 1 x scuffed label 5 bts. per lot $400 - $600

DELAS FRÈRES HERMITAGE LES BESSARDS 2009 (1) Rhône. 1 x scuffed label DOMAINE DES RÉMIZIÈRES HERMITAGE CUVÉE ÉMILIE 1999 (1) Rhône. u. 1 cm. ripped & scraped label DOMAINE SANTA DUC GIGONDAS GRAND GRENACHE 66 2007 (2) Rhône. u. 1 x 1 cm. DOMAINE SANTA DUC GIGONDAS PRESTIGE DES HAUTES GARRIGUES (6) Rhône. 11 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,100

DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 2004 (1) Rhône. 1 x scraped label. 1 x scuffed label The 2004 red Hermitage, which was given a much longer time in barrel and small foudre than normal because the Chaves determined the tannins and the acids needed a longer time to integrate, is a beauty. The wine exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, black cherry, licorice, pepper, and a hint of olive paste. It is a full-bodied wine that tastes atypical for this vintage with its beautifully integrated acidity and sweet tannin. The wine is structured, more masculine and backward than the over-the-top, full-thro#le 2003. Readers could probably think of it as an improved, modern-day version of the 1988 or 1998. April 2007 Drink: 2011-2031 WA 94 DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE BLANC 2004 (1) Rhône. The 2004 Hermitage blanc, which hit 15% natural alcohol, is another superb effort, continuing a succession of totally profound white Hermitages from 2003, 2004, and 2005. As many readers know, this small family producer has been making wine in Hermitage since 1481! The 2004 (about 1000 cases) reveals a light gold color, terrific finesse and elegance in spite of its enormous power, unctuosity, and richness. Of course, it is not as honeyed as the otherworldly 2003 (which hit 16% natural alcohol) but it is an amazingly full-bodied, powerful wine with pervasive honeysuckle, peach liqueur, and nectarine notes intermixed with licorice, quince, and acacia flowers. This is gorgeous wine which should evolve for 20-25 years. April 2007 WA 95 DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE BLANC 2007 (2) Rhône. 2 x scuffed label The exuberant 2007 Hermitage Blanc reveals notes of petroleum, crushed rocks, earth, white currants and peaches, an unctuous texture, high glycerin and good acidity. This big, thick white Hermitage will not be as long lived as the 2009, but for drinking over the next two decades, it is impossible to resist. Jean-Louis and Gerard Chave opened a bo#le of the 2003 Hermitage Blanc to give me an idea of how this vintage is aging. This monumental offering, which flirts with perfection, has virtually no acidity and is aging beautifully. The Chaves believe it is a repeat of what Gerard’s father made in 1929. February 2011 WA 95 5 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,700


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M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE LE PAVILLON 2006 (2) Rhône. u. 1 x 1 cm. 1 x scraped & scuffed label

The 2004 Hermitage blanc, which hit 15% natural alcohol, is another superb effort, continuing a succession of totally profound white Hermitages from 2003, 2004, and 2005. As many readers know, this small family producer has been making wine in Hermitage since 1481! The 2004 (about 1000 cases) reveals a light gold color, terrific finesse and elegance in spite of its enormous power, unctuosity, and richness. Of course, it is not as honeyed as the otherworldly 2003 (which hit 16% natural alcohol) but it is an amazingly fullbodied, powerful wine with pervasive honeysuckle, peach liqueur, and nectarine notes intermixed with licorice, quince, and acacia flowers. This is gorgeous wine which should evolve for 20-25 years. April 2007 WA 95

ALAIN GRAILLOT CROZES-HERMITAGE LA GUIRAUDE 2005 (5) Rhône. 1 x stained & scuffed label. 2 x scraped & scuffed label. 1 x scuffed label.

Showing more minerality than the le Meal, yet more plushness and sexiness than the l’Ermite, the 2006 Ermitage le Pavillon is a tour de force that gives up sensational notes of crushed rocks, blackberries, currants, smoked meats and licorice. It shows a touch of iron and bloodiness with time in the glass, is full-bodied, seamless and incredibly layered on the palate. There’s no shortage of tannin either and this beauty needs 4-5 years of cellaring to hit full maturity, and will keep for another 2-3 decades. February 2017 Drink: 2018-2048 WA 98 M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE LES GREFFIEUX 2006 (2) Rhône. u. 2 x 1 cm. 1 x scuffed label 5 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

169 M. CHAPOUTIER ST. JOSEPH BLANC LES GRANITS 2005 (3) Rhône. u. 3 x 1 cm. 1 x wrinkled label. 3 x scuffed label M. CHAPOUTIER ST. JOSEPH LES GRANITS 2005 (6) Rhône. 4 x scuffed label

DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE BLANC 2007 (2) Rhône. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped & scuffed label The exuberant 2007 Hermitage Blanc reveals notes of petroleum, crushed rocks, earth, white currants and peaches, an unctuous texture, high glycerin and good acidity. This big, thick white Hermitage will not be as long lived as the 2009, but for drinking over the next two decades, it is impossible to resist. Jean-Louis and Gerard Chave opened a bo"le of the 2003 Hermitage Blanc to give me an idea of how this vintage is aging. This monumental offering, which flirts with perfection, has virtually no acidity and is aging beautifully. The Chaves believe it is a repeat of what Gerard’s father made in 1929. February 2011 WA 95 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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173 CHÂTEAU BOUSCASSÉ 1990 (1) Madiran, France. u. 1 cm. scuffed label DELAS FRÈRES CÔTE-RÔTIE SEIGNEUR DE MAUGIRON 1996 (1 mag.) Rhône. scuffed label DOMAINE DE BEAURENARD CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE BOISRENARD 1996 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. stained & scuffed label GOSSET CHAMPAGNE BRUT 1996 (1) Champagne. JOSEPH DROUHIN CHOREY-LES-BEAUNE 1996 (2) Côte de Beaune. 1 x scraped label. 1 x scraped & scuffed label

M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE BLANC LE MÉAL 2005 Rhône. u. 3 x 1 cm. 1 x scuffed label.

MAS DE DAUMAS GASSAC 2002 (2) Languedoc-Roussillon. 2 x scuffed labels

More over the top and decadent than the Cuvee de l’Orée, the 2005 Ermitage le Meal Blanc has overflowing notes of celery seed, sautéed peaches, honeycomb and underlying minerality that literally come soaring from the glass. Full-bodied, thick, unctuous and hedonistic to the max, it lacks a touch of the precision found in the Cuvee de l’Orée, yet makes up for it in sheer hedonistic pleasure and exuberance. It has the concentration to continue drinking nicely for another two decades or more. March 2016 Drink: 2015-2035 WA 96

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CONTI COSTANTI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2001 (1) Tuscany. scuffed label

MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 1990 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. scraped & scuffed label

CHÂTEAU BRISSON 2000 (2) Côtes de Castillon. u. bn. 2 x scuffed labels.

FATTORIA LE PUPILLE MAREMMA TOSCANA SAFFREDI 2004 (4) Tuscany.

CHÂTEAU D'AYDIE VIGNOBLES LAPLACE 1996 (5) Madiran, France. u.1 x bn. 2 x scuffed & scraped labels. 1 x scuffed label.

FRATELLI REVELLO BAROLO VIGNA GIACHINI 1996 (1) Piedmonte. u. bn. wrinkled & scuffed label

CHÂTEAU MONTUS 2002 (1) Madiran, France. scuffed label

GIOVANNI MANZONE BAROLO LE GRAMOLERE 1996 (1) Piedmonte. scuffed label

CHÂTEAU MOULIN SAINT-GEORGES 1998 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u.bn. scuffed label

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ALDO E RICCARDO SEGHESIO BAROLO VIGNETO LA VILLA 1996 (1) Piedmonte. scuffed label ANDREA OBERTO BAROLO VIGNETO ROCCHE 1996 (1) Piedmonte. scraped label ELIO GRASSO BAROLO GINESTRA CASA MATÉ 1996 (1) Piedmonte. u. 1 cm. scraped label FRANCO BOSCHIS & FIGLI BAROLO RISERVA 1979 (1) Piedmonte. u. 3 cm. scraped, stained & scuffed label GIACOMO BORGOGNO & FIGLI BAROLO RISERVA 1958 (1) Piedmonte. u. 2 cm. scraped & scuffed label PODERI ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO RISERVA GRANBUSSIA 1990 (1) Piedmonte. stained & scuffed label 6 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500

per lot $500 - $700

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WA 94 TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 1994 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. scraped & scuffed label TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 2001 (2) Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 1 x stained label. 1 x stained & scuffed label The 2001 Ornellaia is easily the finest in the history of the estate, warm and spicy on the nose with superbly focused plum and black currant fruit, much complexity and elegance in its concentrated and supple body, and a velvety, enveloping close. It will easily drink well for another two decades. Drink: 2006-2026 April 2006 WA 96 4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

180 GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI RECIOTO DELLA VALPOLICELLA 2001 (2 hf. bt.) Veneto. u. 2 x 1 cm. 2 x scuffed label

The Tenuta San Guido 2006 Bolgheri Sassicaia is a timeless classic. This might just be the vintage to photograph in an encyclopedia entry for Sassicaia. This is especially true at this exact moment in its long and promising drinking window. The wine shows less volume compared to some of the more opulent vintages, but it absolutely excels in terms of length and finish. It offers amazing drive and momentum that are fueled by the extremely fine nature of the wine's texture and the seamless unity of its flavors. It treads in light and delicate footsteps that will carry it far into the future. As they say in Italian: "Piano piano si va lontano" (slowly slowly you go far). April 2017 Drink: 2017-2035 WA 96

MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 1985 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. scuffed label

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

DÖNNHOFF SCHLOßBÖCKELHEIMER KUPFERGRUBE RIESLING SPÄTLESE 2002 (4) Nahe, Germany. 1 x wrinkled & stained label. 2 x scraped & scuffed labels. 1 x scuffed label

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181 DÖNNHOFF NORHEIMER KIRSCHHECK RIESLING SPÄTLESE 2005 (2) Nahe, Germany. 1 x stained & scuffed label

JOH. JOS. PRÜM WEHLENER SONNENUHR RIESLING AUSLESE 1976 (1) Mosel-Saar-Ruwer. stained, scraped & scuffed label MARCEL DEISS GEWURZTRAMINER ALTENBERG DE BERGHEIM SÉLECTION DE GRAINS NOBLES 1989 (1) Alsace. scraped, stained & scuffed label 8 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000


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The most aromatically exotic vintage of the decade, the 1996 Monte Bello is superb, bursting from the glass with an extravagant bouquet of cassis, cigar box, rich soil, roasted meats and decadent oriental spices. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, richly tannic and very intense, with a deep and tight-knit core and a bright line of acidity, concluding with a long, youthful finish. The 1996 vintage saw rain during flowering—which reduced yields at this address to less than one ton per acre— followed by a warm summer. The result is a super concentrated Monte Bello that hasn't even reached its plateau of maturity yet. Choosing between this and the formidable 1995 will always be a challenge, but I suspect the 1996 has the greater upside. The blend consists of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 9% Petit Verdot, a"aining 13.2% alcohol. May 2018 Drink: 2020-2040 WA 96+ RIDGE MONTE BELLO 1997 (1) California. scuffed label WA 94 2 bts.

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183 ARROWOOD SYRAH SARALEE’S VINEYARD 2002 (1) Sonoma Valley. scraped label CALERA PINOT NOIR MILLS VINEYARD 1996 (1) Central Coast, California. u. 1 cm. scuffed label CHATEAU ST. JEAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON CINQ CÉPAGES 1996 (1) Sonoma Valley. u. bn. GALLO CABERNET SAUVIGNON ESTATE 1994 (1) Sonoma Valley. LAUREL GLEN CABERNET SAUVIGNON SONOMA MOUNTAIN 1994 (1) Sonoma Valley. u. bn. scuffed label SILVER OAK CABERNET SAUVIGNON ALEXANDER VALLEY 1990 (1) Sonoma Valley. scraped label STONEGATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1996 (1 3 ltr.) Napa Valley. 6 bts. & 1 3 ltr.

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The 1996 Dominus, a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot, tips the scales at 14.2% alcohol. Although this offering lacks the power, intensity, and compelling characteristics of the 1991 and 1994, it is not far off the pace of those two monumental wines. A super nose of roasted coffee, chocolate, dried herbs, black fruits and kirsch is both intense and persuasive. The wine displays terrific richness, medium to full body, low acidity, a succulent, opulent texture, and superb purity. This beautifully made 1996 is one of the few wines that has successfully tamed the vintage's elevated tannin level. It should be relatively drinkable upon its release, yet evolve nicely for two decades. Impressive! WA 95 DOMINUS ESTATE 2001 (1) Napa Valley. scraped label The 2001 Dominus is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot. A classic in the making, this is a flawless, seamless example of elegant, complex Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that possesses a Bordeaux-like personality. This gorgeous, sexy, opulent, dense ruby/purplecolored wine reveals sweet caramel, mocha, creme de cassis and kirsch notes intermixed with a hint of espresso roast as well as underbrush. Ripe, long and full-bodied with well-integrated tannin, acidity, alcohol and wood, this prodigious 2001 is drinkable now and over the next 25+ years given this estate’s longevity track record. A virtually perfect wine, it is one of the most complex 2001s at present. WA 98 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

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ELDERTON COMMAND SHIRAZ 1996 (1) Barossa Valley, South Australia. u. bn. scuffed label ELDERTON COMMAND SHIRAZ SINGLE VINEYARD 2005 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia. scraped label WYNNS COONAWARRA ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON JOHN RIDDOCH 1996 (1) South Australia. scuffed label 4 bts. per lot $300 - $500

188 PENFOLDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON BIN 707 1991 (1) South Australia. scraped label PENFOLDS GRANGE 1999 (1) South Australia. scraped label PENFOLDS GRANGE 2001 (1) South Australia. scuffed label 2001 is undeniably one of the top examples of this wine. At this stage, it appears to eclipse the 1998 and 1996. Inky/blue/purple to the rim, with a stunning perfume of blueberries, blackberries, chocolate, graphite, and earth, it boasts good acidity, huge tannins, magnificent concentration, and a multilayered, textured mouthfeel. It is a big, but impeccably wellbalanced Shiraz that should shed some of its structure and tannin over the next 4-5 years, and be at its best between 2010-2030+. October 2016 WA 98+ PENFOLDS ST. HENRI SHIRAZ 2005 (2) South Australia. scraped label PENFOLDS ST. HENRI SHIRAZ 2006 (1) South Australia. scuffed label 6 bts. per lot $1,600 - $1,800


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MARCHESI ANTINORI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO PIAN DELLE VIGNE 1998 (1 mag.) Tuscany.

BODEGAS AALTO RIBERA DEL DUERO P.S. 2004 (1) Castilla y León, Spain. scuffed label

4 bts. per lot $500 - $700

RUFFINO CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA DUCALE GOLD 1997 (12, OWC) Tuscany.

CONCHA Y TORO CABERNET SAUVIGNON DON MELCHOR 2005 (1) Chile. scraped & scuffed label DOMINIO PINGUS RIBERA DEL DUERO FLOR DE PINGUS 1996 (1) Castilla y León, Spain. scuffed label FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 1994 (1) Douro, Portugal. scuffed label One of the most spectacular 1994s, this opaque purple-colored wine is an exotic, flamboyant, ostentatious port. Extremely fragrant and pungent, with a flashy display of jammy cassis, pepper, licorice, and truffles, this port is an a#ention-grabber. Awesomely rich, and fullbodied, with superb length, richness, and overall balance, it possesses a huge mid-palate, layers of flavor, an unctuous texture, and a blockbuster finish. Everything is in place, with the brandy and tannin well-integrated, even concealed by the masses of fruit and glycerin. This wine will drink fabulously well at age ten, but keep for up to thirty years. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2035. October 1996. WA 97 GONZALEZ-BYASS PEDRO XIMÉNEZ JEREZXÉRÈS-SHERRY VIEJO NOÉ NV (1) Spain. 30 Years Old

192 CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 1995 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé 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 CHÂTEAU FERRAND LARTIGUE 1995 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé CHÂTEAU SÉGLA 1995 (1) Margaux. scraped label 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

8 bts. per lot $700 - $900

GIACOMO CONTERNO BAROLO CASCINA FRANCIA 2007 (1) Piedmonte.

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

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196 ISOLE E OLENA CEPPARELLO 2011 (2 mag., OWC) Tuscany. MARCHESI ANTINORI GUADO AL TASSO 2004 (1 3 ltr., OWC) Tuscany. scuffed label

1 bt. & 1 3 ltr. & 2 mags. $800

GAJA DARMAGI 1999 (2) Piedmonte. u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 1 x scraped label

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FATTORIA LE PUPILLE SAFFREDI MAREMMA TOSCANA 2007 (OWC) Tuscany.

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QUINTA DO CRASTO DOURO RESERVA OLD VINES 2005 (1) Douro, Portugal.

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

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QUINTA DO CRASTO DOURO RESERVA OLD VINES 2004 (1) Douro, Portugal.

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The floral, herbal notes that are typical in young Cascina Francia have been replaced by deeper notes of tar, smoke and licorice to match the layers of intense dark fruit. The 2007 is powerful and imposing from start to finish. It is going to be a fascinating Barolo to follow over the coming years and decades. Cascina Francia is o$en accessible for the first year or two a$er it has been bo#led. That has not been my experience with the 2007. It seems already headed for a period of dormancy. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2037. October 2011 WA 96+

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197 TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 2011 Tuscany. 4 x scuffed labels This shows incredible concentration with darkberry, dark-chocolate, mint and rosemary character. Full body with a superb depth of fruit and polished tannins. It's chewy but caressing. This needs at least four or five years to come around. Powerful and intense. Yet it remains fresh and bright. September 2014 jamessuckling.com Special Gold Label I’infinito WS 98 JS 96 4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

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OPUS ONE 1996 (1) Napa Valley. scuffed label

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+

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200 GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE 2004 (4) Veneto. u. 4 x bn. 1 x scraped label GUISEPPE QUINTARELLI PRIMOFIORE 2003 (2) Veneto. u. 2 x bn. 1 x scraped label

This is one of the finest Opus Ones to date, offering a dark ruby/purple color, as well as a striking, intense bouquet of sweet licorice intermixed with blackberries, cassis, plums, and saddle leather. This seamless, full-bodied wine is more velvety-textured, opulent, and succulent than past vintages. The mid-palate is expansive and chewy. The long finish is filled with glycerin, ripe fruit, and sweet tannin. WA 94

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The 2013 Insignia (their 40th vintage) is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, and the rest Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. This wine is aged 24 months in 100% new French oak barrels, and the production can vary from just over 10,000 cases to nearly 20,000 cases in a very abundant vintage. There were 12,300 cases produced in 2013, and this vintage of Insignia is certainly going to turn out to be one of the great ones. The wine offers a stunning inky blue/purple color, a gorgeous nose of blueberry and blackberry liqueur, pen ink, graphite, new saddle leather and barrique. The wine has fabulous concentration, a fullbodied, multi-layered mouthfeel, and tremendous finish with moderate tannin. It’s interesting to note that the Phelps winemaking staff had been gradually reducing the amount of Merlot in this wine over recent vintages. The 2013 should hit its peak in 5-7 years and last for 35-50. October 2016 Drink: 2021-2071 WA 98+ 6 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

202 JOSEPH PHELPS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013 Napa Valley. 6 bts. per lot $600 - $800

per lot $1,600 - $1,800

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6 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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

TOM EDDY WINERY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1999 (1 mag.) Napa Valley. scraped label 3 bts. & 4 mags.

per lot $600 - $800

206 LOUIS ROEDERER CHAMPAGNE CRISTAL BRUT 2009 (OC) Champagne. A very rich and full-bodied Cristal that harks back to 2006 or 1989 in style. It's round and rich, which underlies the ripeness of the vintage. Lots of dried-apple and pineapple character with bread dough and flan flavors. The bubbles are so fine you almost don't notice them. Very vinous style. Drink now. October 2016 jamessuckling.com WA 96 JS 97 1 bt.

per lot $300 - $500

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210 BOND ESTATES PLURIBUS RED WINE 2009 (1) Napa Valley. scuffed label The 2009 Proprietary Blend Pluribus boasts stunning concentration, depth and power. Tar, incense, graphite, plums and grilled herbs all flow from this dark, sumptuous Cabernet Sauvignon. The balance of fruit, tannin and acidity is masterful. The Pluribus is always the most intense of the BOND wines. It can at times be a bit of a brute, but the 2009 is as refined as it gets. There is no shortage of class and integrity here. Hints of smoke, tar and juniper berries add the final layers of complexity. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039. December 2012 WA 97 BOND ESTATES PLURIBUS RED WINE 2010 (1) Napa Valley.

JOSEPH PHELPS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014 Napa Valley. 1 x peeling label

The 2010 Pluribus reveals classic notes of blueberry and mulberry fruit intermixed with hints of violets, incense and licorice. The striking aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, dense, supple-textured, multidimensional wine that should drink well for 25-30 years. October 2013 WA 97

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From a higher site in the Pritchard Hill area, the 2010 Melbury appears to be prodigious, but is currently extremely backward. My notes indicate it should be forgo!en for 7-10 years. With coaxing, this structured 2010 offers up aromas of blueberry liqueur, black currants, charcoal and spring flowers. It possesses gorgeous purity and remarkable incremental richness, but it is quite brooding and backward. Everything it needs for a great future is present, but patience will definitely be required. October 2013 WA 98+

The 2009 Proprietary Blend St. Eden is simply stunning. A rich, resonant bouquet melds seamlessly into layers of fruit as the 2009 shows off its breathtaking pedigree and sheer class. There is virtually no perception of tannin in this voluptuous, beautifully balanced Cabernet Sauvignon. Freshly cut roses and a hint of cinnamon add complexity on the finish, but ultimately the St. Eden is first and foremost a wine of textural brilliance and spherical palate presence. Anticipated maturity: 2019 -2034. December 2012 WA 97

The most backward, earthy, muscular/masculine wine of the group is the 2001 Vecina. Still quite tightly knit, with loads of rugged tannins as well as distinctive notes of graphite and earth reminiscent of a St.-Estephe such as Chateau Montrose, the wine displays sweet, earthy blueberry and blackberry fruit, but then the tannins kick in. This full-bodied, massive wine needs a good 5-7 years of cellaring at the minimum, and whether it ever approaches the seamless/flawless perfection of a St. Eden or Melbury remains to be seen. May 2011 WA 96+

BOND ESTATES QUELLA RED WINE 2010 (1) Napa Valley.

BOND ESTATES ST. EDEN RED WINE 2010 (1) Napa Valley.

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The 2010 Quella is a candidate for perfection. From the lower foothills of Pritchard Hill, it offers up notes of charcoal, graphite, espresso and copious quantities of blueberry and black raspberry liqueur, along with distinctive minerality, a full-bodied mouthfeel, moderately high tannins, gorgeous richness and a long, moderately tannic finish. Forget it for five years and drink it over the following three decades. October 2013 Drink: 2018-2048 WA 98

From the valley floor, the 2010 St. Eden exhibits copious notes of creme de cassis, loamy, dusty soil undertones, forest floor, toasty oak and plenty of sweet tannin in its full-bodied, massive personality. Again, these wines are not meant for near-term gratification, so 5-6 years of cellaring is warranted. This is another 30-year wine from Bond. October 2013 Drink: 2018-2048 WA 95

Bond's 2009 Proprietary Blend Vecina, from Vine Hill Ranch, is fascinating to taste a#er the St. Eden. While the St. Eden is round and sensual, the Vecina is all about linear power and structure. Endowed with tremendous length and persistence, the Vecina presents endless layers of dark fruit and expressive aromatics supported by considerable tension and energy. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2034. December 2012 WA 98+

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212 BOND ESTATES ST. EDEN RED WINE 2001 Napa Valley. U!erly perfect, another wine that seems to have taken on a first-growth Pauillac-like character (think Mouton-Rothschild) is the 2001 St. Eden. With a remarkably perfumed nose of crushed rocks, subtle barbecue smoke, and again, cedar wood intermixed with creme de cassis and blackberry, this wine displays a phenomenally concentrated mouthfeel, fullbodied opulence, voluptuous texture, and of this trio, is certainly the closest to its apogee of full maturity. Nevertheless, it will still benefit from another 5-10 years of cellaring and keep for an additional 25-30. May 2011 Drink: 2016 -2046 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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BOND ESTATES VECINA RED WINE 2010 (1) Napa Valley. Another wine flirting with perfection is the 2010 Vecina, the nearby neighbor of Harlan Estate on the western hills overlooking the Oakville Corridor, and further south, Yountville. A Graves-like effort, it displays notes of burning embers, scorched earth, creme de cassis, and charcoal. Primordial, dense, rich, full-bodied, masculine and backward, this is another example of a wine built for half a century of cellaring. Forget it for 7-10 years and watch the pleasure unfold therea#er. October 2013 WA 99 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

215 COLGIN CELLARS PROPRIETARY RED IX ESTATE 2007 (OWC) Napa Valley. The staggeringly rich, complex, harmonious, impeccably well-balanced 2007 IX Proprietary Red Estate (1,400 case produced) exhibits aromas of spring flowers, cedarwood, Asian spices, licorice, blueberries, and blackberries. A distinct liqueur of minerals bu!resses the fullbodied, massive concentration, giving an overall impression of elegance, purity, and harmony. This is another seamless tour de force in winemaking. It should drink well for 25 or more years. December 2009 WA 100 3 bts. per lot $1,800 - $2,000


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

Also amazing, the 2012 Chardonnay The Judge offers impressive aromas of tangerines, orange marmalade, wet rocks, quince, spring flowers and honeysuckle. Impressively full-bodied and majestic with terrific acidity, it is a tour de force in Chardonnay. Furthermore, it is about as “natural” as possible. Thankfully, Kongsgaard is not one to deal in the quintessential B.S. that now seems so prevalent. Drink now through 2025. October 2014 WA 98

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The 2014 Chardonnay The Judge (275 cases) emerges from his best parcel, which was planted in 1976 and 1990 on St. George rootstock in rocky, malnourished soils that rarely give up more than one ton of fruit per acre. This is a fabulous Chardonnay, and certainly one of the Chardonnays of the vintage. Rocky minerality intermixed with lemon custard, orange blossom, pineapple and white peach are all present in this big, complex, sensational Chardonnay to drink over the next decade or more. December 2016 WA 98

One of the most backward yet promising wines of the vintage is the 2003 Harlan Estate. Its dense opaque plum/purple color is accompanied by a sumptuous bouquet of graphite, camphor, creme de cassis, smoky barbecue wood and a hint of forest floor. Similar flavors hit the mouth with full-bodied splendor, a multidimensional mouthfeel and texture, and the sensational finish lasts more than 45 seconds. Some tannins are still present, and this wine seems much younger than expected at ten years of age, so give it 4-5 more years of bo!le age and consume it over the following 20-25 years. June 2013 Drink: 2017 -2042 WA 98+ 1 bt.

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217 HARLAN ESTATE PROPRIETARY RED 2004 Napa Valley. Another rating identical to that which was given in 2007 (when first tasted from bo!le), the 2004 Harlan Estate is performing essentially the way I suggested in 2007 as it is one of the more precocious and accessible of the Harlan Estate wines to date. A great showing at this retrospective, this wine, which seems like a hypothetical blend of a Pauillac, St.-Estephe and Graves, represents around 1,500 cases from 40 acres of beautifully manicured hillside vineyards overlooking Oakville. Still dense purple to the rim, with notes of creme de cassis, charcoal, blackberry and sweet toast, the wine is full-bodied and voluptuously textured with the tannins largely resolved. But the density and richness suggest this wine can go a long, long way, even though the window for drinking it seems open and inviting already. A world-class, first-growth wine if there ever was one from Napa, this is simply an exquisite Harlan Estate that has atypically reached mid to late adolescence at the age of ten. That is great given the fact that these are 30- to 40-year wines – possibly even half-century wines. Drink it over the next 30 years. April 2014 Drink: 2014-2044 WA 98 1 bt.

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218 SCARECROW CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012 (OWC) Napa Valley. The classic 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon included fruit from the 2-acre, old vine parcel that is nearly 70 years of age. It boasts an opaque purple color as well as copious notes of spring flowers, blackberries, black raspberries and wet rocks. The wine’s gravelly minerality and spectacular opulence and density make it an instant classic. This massive, full-bodied 2012 should drink beautifully for 15-20+ years. It showed incredibly well last year, and it still reveals the potential to possibly merit a 3-digit score – it’s that special. October 2014 Drink: 2014-2034 WA 98 3 bts. per lot $1,800 - $2,000

SCARECROW CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014 (OWC) Napa Valley. The u!erly perfect 2014 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon (1,500 cases) has everything one could possibly want in a Cabernet. Inky purplecolored to the rim, with a glorious nose of white flowers, crème de cassis, hints of blackberry and boysenberry, some licorice and forest floor are followed by an enormously concentrated wine with fabulous purity, a skyscraper-like midpalate and texture, a length of nearly a minute, and stunning flavors, with flawless integration of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol. This is a great, great wine and certainly one of the Cabernet Sauvignons of this vintage. Drink it over the next 25-30 or more years. December 2016 Drink: 2016-2048 WA 100 3 bts. per lot $2,500 - $3,000

221 SCARECROW CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2015 (OWC) Napa Valley. Produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon leaps from the glass with gorgeous floral notes of red roses and lilacs over a core of black and red cherries, crushed black currants and baking spices plus hints of iron ore and dusty earth. The voluptuous, rounded, so# and sexy fruit slinks across the palate with incredible seamlessness and expression. Make no mistake, it is fullbodied and decadently powerful, but with a myriad of aromatic nuances, finishing long, layered and boldly perfumed. October 2017 Drink: 2019-2039 WA 99 3 bts. per lot $2,000 - $2,500

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223 PENFOLDS GRANGE 1998 South Australia. A wine that flirts with perfection, and should rival the 1986 as one of the legendary Granges produced, the 1998 has one of the highest alcohol contents (nearly 15%) as well as one of the highest percentages of Shiraz in the blend (97%). Its stunning purple color is accompanied by exceptionally sweet aromas of blackberry liqueur intermixed with barbecue spices, an endearing, smoky earthiness, pepper, roasted meats, and coffee. Huge, massive, unctuously textured, and extraordinarily youthful, this impressive wine is a candidate for perfection. It should continue to evolve over the next three decades. Drink 2009-2039 WS 97 WA 98+ 1 bt.

per lot $500 - $700

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

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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 1 bt.

per lot $500 - $700

227 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1989 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé 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 1 bt.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

This wine boasts a huge, flowery, super rich nose that is almost the essence of minerals and ripe fruit. Extremely powerful, full-bodied, and unctuously textured, this staggeringly great white Hermitage should last for 30-50 + years. Last tasted 6/96. Drink: 1996-2046 WA 99 2 bts.

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GIACOMO CONTERNO BAROLO CASCINA FRANCIA 2001 Piedmonte. u. 2 x 2 cm. 1 x scraped label The 2001 Barolo Cascina Francia has entered a period of extreme stubbornness, which has been my experience the several times I have tasted the wine recently. The sweet, candied notes that were once present in the bouquet have developed into a much more classic melange of roses, tar, licorice and red berries. The 2001 boasts tremendous structure, while some of the overt raciness that was present when the wine was young has dissipated. One of the bo!les I tasted, from my cellar, only began to show some expressiveness a$er it had been opened for two days! The 2001 Cascina Francia is neither young nor mature, rather it is in an adolescent stage where the best option is to leave the bo!les alone for at least a few more years. On a side note, a recent bo!le of the 1997 was breathtaking. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2031. April 2012 WA 94+ 2 bts.

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231 CASTELLO DEI RAMPOLLA VIGNA D'ALCEO 2000 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 1 x scraped label 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 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500


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TAYLOR FLADGATE PORTO VINTAGE 1992 Douro, Portugal.

DUNN VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON HOWELL MOUNTAIN 1987 (1) Napa Valley. scraped label

TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2006 (1) Tuscany. The Tenuta San Guido 2006 Bolgheri Sassicaia is a timeless classic. This might just be the vintage to photograph in an encyclopedia entry for Sassicaia. This is especially true at this exact moment in its long and promising drinking window. The wine shows less volume compared to some of the more opulent vintages, but it absolutely excels in terms of length and finish. It offers amazing drive and momentum that are fueled by the extremely fine nature of the wine's texture and the seamless unity of its flavors. It treads in light and delicate footsteps that will carry it far into the future. As they say in Italian: "Piano piano si va lontano" (slowly slowly you go far). April 2017 Drink: 2017-2035 WA 96 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2009 (1) Tuscany. The 2009 Bolgheri Sassicaia is the richest and darkest edition in recent memory. This supercharged Sassicaia boasts enormous power and concentration thanks to its impressive phenolic foundation. Black currant and blackberry confit are followed by spice, leather, tar, road paving and black truffle. It shows preliminary tertiary signs with licorice and crushed mineral. The wine wraps thickly over the palate delivering tight textural firmness and integrated structure. You taste the sweetness of the fruit and the depth of the oak tannins. No ma#er how you approach it, this wine scores very high on the intensity meter. For the record: Tenuta San Guido General Manager Carlo Paoli expressed concern about the integrity of his sample, but I remained extremely pleased by the gorgeous wine before me. April 2017 Drink: 2018-2040 WA 96+ 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

Taylor's 1992 Vintage Port is unquestionably the greatest young port I have ever tasted. It represents the essence of what vintage port can achieve. The color is an opaque black/purple, and the nose offers up fabulously intense aromas of minerals, cassis, blackberries, licorice, and spices, as well as extraordinary purity and penetration. Yet this is still an unformed and infantile wine. If Chateau Latour made a late-harvest Cabernet Sauvignon, I suspect it might smell like this. In the mouth, the wine is out of this world, displaying layer upon layer of concentrated black fruits backed by well-integrated tannin and structure. This is a massive, magnificently rich, full-bodied port that will be far more fla#ering in its youth than were such Taylors as the 1983, 1977, or 1970. It possesses awesome fruit, marvelous intensity, and lavish opulence, all brilliantly well-delineated by the wine's formidable structure. This monumental 30-50 year port is a must purchase for port aficionados.! Also noteworthy is the fact that the 1992 Taylor commemorates the 300th anniversary of this firm, as evidenced by the special bo#le Taylor used for this port. February 1995 Drink: 1995-2045 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

WA 94 DUNN VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON HOWELL MOUNTAIN 1990 (1) Napa Valley. The massive 1990 Howell Mountain exhibits huge tannin, but immense concentration. The richest Dunn Cabernet since the 1984s? Anticipated maturity: 1999-2020. At this early stage, it does not appear to be as superconcentrated as Dunn's wines from the early and mid-eighties. It is slightly more tannic. It does possess a tell-tale mineral, cassis, flowery nose, and a rich, full-bodied, dense, highly extracted, tannic personality. WS 91 WA 96 DUNN VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON HOWELL MOUNTAIN 1992 (1) Napa Valley. What makes the 1992 California Cabernet Sauvignon vintage so incredible is that one of its hallmarks is the voluptuous, opulent, and succulent nature of the fruit. In Dunn's offerings, that translates into wines that are massive and rich, but with sweeter, more expansive, chewy mid-palates...20-30 year wine. WA 97 DUNN VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON HOWELL MOUNTAIN 1994 (1) Napa Valley. The 1994s might be ready to drink within 10-15 years. It is hard to believe these wines spend 30 months in oak casks before bo#ling as they are incredibly unevolved and backward when released. Look out for the behemoth 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain. This black/purple-colored wine adds a few more nuances (minerals, licorice, and floral scents) to the lavish display of creme de cassis. Fullbodied, with a blockbuster level of extract and density, this is an outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon for readers with patience, good genes for longevity, or the foresight to purchase it for their children. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2030. December 1997 WA 96

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During the recorking ceremony for the 1971 Tignanello, I had the opportunity to taste four editions of the wine spanning the four decades of its production. The 1997 Tignanello was by far the most enjoyable of these wines. It is experiencing a perfect moment in its drinking window. Looking through The Wine Advocate archive, I see the suggestion of bre# in a past review. I found absolutely no imperfections in this wine. Instead, the bouquet is generous and opulent with dark berry, spice, licorice and leather. Much of the Tignanello vineyards were replanted in the 1990s so I expect that the fruit came from younger vines. The finish is silky and long in persistency. October 2015 WA 94 1 3 ltr. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

GALLO WINERY ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1994 (2) Sonoma Valley. GALLO WINERY ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1995 (2) Sonoma Valley. GALLO WINERY ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1996 (2) Sonoma Valley. 6 bts. per lot $600 - $800


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DOMAINE MARQUIS D'ANGERVILLE VOLNAY CHAMPANS 2015 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label

DOMAINE DAVID DUBAND CLOS DE LA ROCHE 2016 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

It is hard to call Petrus a “sleeper of the vintage,” but the 2008 will merit more a!ention than most consumers would think. Low yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare resulted in only 25,000 bo!les of this beauty. A wine of great intensity (possibly the most concentrated wine of the vintage), this 100% Merlot boasts a dark purple color as well as a sweet perfume of mocha, caramel, black cherries, black currants, earth and forest floor. Deep, unctuously textured, full-bodied and pure, it will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring and should drink well for 25-30+ years. WS 93 WA 97 1 bt.

per lot $3,000 - $3,500

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246 MAISON LEROY POMMARD 2000 Côte de Beaune. 3 x scraped & wrinkled labels 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

DOMAINE DAVID DUBAND CLOS DE LA ROCHE 2016 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

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MAISON LEROY ALOXE CORTON LES FOURNIÈRES 1997 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé u. 5 x 1 cm. 1 x 2 cm. 6 x wrinkled & scraped labels.

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DOMAINE DAVID DUBAND CHAMBOLLEMUSIGNY LES SENTIERS 2016 Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2008 Pomerol.

per lot $3,000 - $3,500

WS 93 WA 97 1 bt.

per lot $3,000 - $3,500

242 DOMAINE DAVID DUBAND CLOS VOUGEOT 2016 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 4 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label

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

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

3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

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DOMAINE DE MONTILLE VOLNAY EN CHAMPANS 2013 (3 mag.) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé u. 3 x 1 cm. 1 x scraped label

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

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

JACOULOT HOSPICES DE BEAUNE MARC DE BOURGOGNE 2003 (3, OWC x 3) Beaune. u. 3 x 4 cm. 1 x scraped capsule

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PHILIPPE PACALET GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN LA PERRIÈRE 2015 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 3 x scraped labels

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DOMAINE DAVID DUBAND MOREY STDENIS CLOS SORBÈ 2016 (6) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé

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244 DOMAINE MARQUIS D'ANGERVILLE VOLNAY CAILLERETS 2015 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 6 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

per lot $800 - $1,000

DOMAINE DAVID DUBAND MOREY STDENIS LES BROC 2016 (12) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label 18 bts.

per lot $900 - $1,200

256 DOMAINE DES BEAUMONT CHARMESCHAMBERTIN 2016 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

DOMAINE DES BEAUMONT MAZOYÈRESCHAMBERTIN 2016 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

258 DOMAINE DES BEAUMONT MAZOYÈRESCHAMBERTIN 2016 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000


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MAISON LEROY NUITS-ST-GEORGES 2013 Côte de Nuits. u. 4 x 2 cm. 4 x 1 cm. 3 x wrinkled & scraped labels. 3 x peeling & scraped labels. 2 x scuffed & wrinkled. 1 x scuffed & scraped

PHILIPPE PACALET GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN BEL-AIR 2014 (3) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scraped label. 2 x scuffed label

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

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

260 DOMAINE DES PERDRIX ÉCHEZEAUX 2015 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

PHILIPPE PACALET GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN LA PERRIÈRE 2014 (6) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé 3 x scuffed labels

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MAISON LEROY NUITS-ST-GEORGES 2003 Côte de Nuits. u. 1 x 1 cm. 3 x scraped, peeling & wrinkled labels

274 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU GEVREYCHAMBERTIN LAVAUX ST. JACQUES 2016 (OC) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé

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DOMAINE MÉO-CAMUZET CHAMBOLLEMUSIGNY LES FEUSSELOTTES 2014 (6) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé

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MAISON LEROY GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN 2013 Côte de Nuits. u. 5 x 1 cm. 5 x scraped labels

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

DOMAINE MÉO-CAMUZET NUITS-SAINTGEORGES LES PERRIÈRES 2014 (6) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé 12 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

6 bts. per lot $1,500 - $2,000

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DOMAINE MÉO-CAMUZET CLOS DE VOUGEOT 2014 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label

MAISON LEROY GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN 2003 Côte de Nuits. 6 x scraped & wrinkled labels

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

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MAISON LEROY VOLNAY LES ANGLES 2000 Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé 3 x scraped & wrinkled labels. 1 x peeling label

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

JEAN-CLAUDE RAMONET CHASSAGNEMONTRACHET MORGEOT 2015 (9) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 2 x stained labels

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

DOMAINE BERNARD DUGAT-PY GEVREYCHAMBERTIN CUVÉE COEUR DE ROY 2015 Côte de Nuits.

12 bts. per lot $600 - $800

264 MAISON LEROY CÔTE DE NUITS VILLAGES 2013 Côte de Nuits. u. 4 x 1 cm. 5 x scraped labels. 3 x peeling labels. 1 x wrinkled label 9 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

271 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHARMESCHAMBERTIN 2016 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 1 x stained label WA (93-95) 3 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

272 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CLOS DE LA ROCHE 2016 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 1 x stained label WA (93-95) 3 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

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276 DOMAINE BERNARD DUGAT-PY GEVREYCHAMBERTIN CUVÉE COEUR DE ROY 2015 Côte de Nuits.

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278 DOMAINE DAVID DUBAND CHARMESCHAMBERTIN 2016 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 3 x scraped & scuffed label. 1 x stained label 6 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400


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ETIENNE SAUZET PULIGNY MONTRACHET 2015 (6) Côte de Beaune. 3 x scraped labels. 2 x wrinled labels

ETIENNE SAUZET PULIGNY MONTRACHET LES PERRIÉRES 2016 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scraped label

ETIENNE SAUZET PULIGNY MONTRACHET CHAMP-CANET 2015 (3) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels.

3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

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

280 CHÂTEAU-GRILLET 2011 Rhône. WA 93

ETIENNE SAUZET PULIGNY MONTRACHET CHAMP-CANET 2016 (3) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 1 x wrinkled label 12 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

286 ETIENNE SAUZET PULIGNY MONTRACHET LES PERRIÉRES 2016 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 1 x wrinkled label. 1 x wrinkled label. 1 x ripped label

291 PHILLIPE COLIM CHEVALIERMONTRACHET 2016 (OWC) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label 6 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500

292 CHAMPAGNE BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD 2008 Champagne. 1 x scuffed label 6 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

293 CHAMPAGNE BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD 2008 (OC) Champagne.

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

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

ETIENNE SAUZET PULIGNY MONTRACHET LES COMBETTES 2016 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 1 x wrinkled & scraped 1 x scraped & scuffed label

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

CHAMPAGNE DOM PÉRIGNON CHEF DE CAVE LEGACY EDITION 2008 (OC) Champagne.

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

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

288 PHILIPPE COLIM CHEVALIERMONTRACHET 2011 (OWC) Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé 6 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

289 PHILIPPE COLIM CHASSAGNEMONTRACHET 2012 Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé 6 bts. per lot $1,600 - $1,800

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296 CHAMPAGNE DOM PÉRIGNON CHEF DE CAVE LEGACY EDITION 2008 (OC) Champagne. 6 bts. per lot $600 - $800


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DOMAINE DIDIER DAGUENEAU BLANC FUMÉ DE POUILLY SILEX 2015 Loire Valley. u. 6 x 1 cm. 3 x scuffed labels

HARLAN ESTATE PROPRIETARY RED 2003 (OWC) Napa Valley.

6 bts. per lot $600 - $800

298 VOUETTE & SORBÉE CHAMPAGNE FIDÉLE EXTRA BRUT NV Champagne. 6 x wrinkled labels. 2 x stained labels. 1 x scuffed label 6 mags.

per lot $700 - $900

299 DAGUENEAU LES JARDINS DE BABYLONE JURANÇON SEC 2014 (6) Juraçon. 1 x scuffed label DOMAINE DIDIER DAGUENEAU BLANC FUMÉ DE POUILLY BUISSON RENARD 2016 (6) Loire Valley. u. 6 x 1 cm. 2 x scuffed labels

6 bts. per lot $700 - $900

304 BRUNO GIACOSA FALLETTO BARBARESCO ASILI 2015 Piedmonte. 4 x scraped label. 3 x wrinkled labels. 2 x scuffed labels 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

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

305 BRUNO GIACOSA FALLETTO BARBARESCO ASILI 2015 Piedmonte. 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

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VIETTI BAROLO LAZZARITO 2014 (1) PIedmonte.

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VIETTI BAROLO RAVERA 2014 (1, OWC) Piedmonte.

NICOLAS JOLY CLOS DE LA COULÉE DE SERRANT SAVENNIÈRES 2013 Loire Valley. 1 x scuffed label

VIETTI BAROLO ROCCHE DI CASTIGLIONE 2014 (1) Piedmonte.

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

301 NICOLAS JOLY CLOS DE LA COULÉE DE SERRANT SAVENNIÈRES 2015 Loire Valley. 1 x wrinkled label 12 bts. per lot $200 - $400

302 DOMAINE DIDIER DAGUENEAU BLANC FUMÉ DE POUILLY PUR SANG 2015 (3) Loire Valley. 1 x scraped label DOMAINE DIDIER DAGUENEAU SANCERRE LE MONT DAMNE CHAVIGNOL 2015 (3) Loire Valley. 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

One of the most backward yet promising wines of the vintage is the 2003 Harlan Estate. Its dense opaque plum/purple color is accompanied by a sumptuous bouquet of graphite, camphor, creme de cassis, smoky barbecue wood and a hint of forest floor. Similar flavors hit the mouth with full-bodied splendor, a multidimensional mouthfeel and texture, and the sensational finish lasts more than 45 seconds. Some tannins are still present, and this wine seems much younger than expected at ten years of age, so give it 4-5 more years of bo"le age and consume it over the following 20-25 years. June 2013 Drink: 2017 -2042 WA 98+

310 COLGIN CELLARS PROPRIETARY RED IX ESTATE 2013 (OWC) Napa Valley. Another perfect wine from Ann Colgin and her winemaking team is the 2013 IX Proprietary Red Estate, a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot. An absolutely compelling wine, with notes of lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, blueberry, blackberry and cassis, it has the full smorgasbord of black and blue fruits, wonderfully integrated, toasty oak, acidity and tannin, a floral note that is unmistakable, and great richness, density and purity. It is an u"erly exceptional wine and a tribute to not only a great vineyard, but impeccable winemaking and upbringing. It should drink well for 30+ years as well. October 2015 Drink: 2015 -2045 WA 100

3 bts. per lot $200 - $400 3 bts. per lot $1,800 - $2,000

307 VIETTI BAROLO ROCCHE DI CASTIGIONE 2013 (2) Piedmonte. VIETTI BAROLO BRUNATE 2013 (2) Piedmonte. 1 x scuffed label VIETTI BAROLO LAZZARITO 2013 (2) Piedmonte. 1 x scuffed label OWC 6 bts. per lot $400 - $600

308 SOLDERA CASE BASSE SANGIOVESE 2013 Tuscany. 3 x scuffed labels 1 x scraped labels 3 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

311 EISELE VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014 (3) Napa Valley. The wines from the extremely hot drought year, 2014, were just bo"led prior to my visit. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon reflects the vintage’s precociousness and front-end loaded, fla"ering style. It is medium to full-bodied, shows beautiful fruit purity, deep black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit, moving toward blacker berries. There is a floral characteristic, spice, and a full-bodied, lush mouthfeel with silky tannin. Drink it over the next 25 years. October 2016 Drink: 2016-2041 WA 94 EISELE VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON ALTAGRACIA 2014 (3) Napa Valley. 1 x stained label 6 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400


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DOMINIO PINGUS PINGUS 2013 Ribera del Duero, Spain.

1 bt.

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CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2013 Pomerol.

1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

314 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2012 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

1 bt.

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

per lot $600 - $800 1 bt.

316 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2012 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 1 bt.

per lot $3,500 - $4,000

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2013 Pomerol.

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1 bt.

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

per lot $600 - $800

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CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2012 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

1 bt.

1 bt.

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318 TAYLOR FLADGATE VINTAGE PORT 2011 (OWC) Douro, Portugal. The 2011 Taylor’s Vintage 2011 has a multifaceted, Pandora’s Box of a nose that is mercurial in the glass: cassis at first before blackberry and raspberry politely ask it to move aside, followed by wilted rose petals and Dorset plum. Returning a!er one 45 minutes that nose has shut up shop. The palate is sweet and sensual on the entry, plush and opulent, with copious black cherries, boysenberry and cassis fruit, curiously more reminiscent of Fonseca! It just glides across the palate with a mouth-coating, glycerine-tinged finish that has a wonderful lightness of touch, demonstrating how Vintage Port is so much more accessible in its youth nowadays. But don’t let that fool you into dismissing the seriousness or magnitude of this outstanding Taylor’s. Tasted May 2013 June 2013 WS 97 WA 98 6 bts. per lot $500 - $700

I tasted the 2013 Pingus one week before the wine was to be bo"led, but one never knows. I tasted the 2012 under the same circumstances last year, and a!er my tasting, Peter Sisseck decided the wine needed some more time, so the élevage was extended and the bo"ling delayed. I was told this should be very close to the bo"led version. The nose is aromatic, expressive and open, quite perfumed and subtle, with no traces of oak (the wine now ages in used barriques); even the spices are very much in the background. The Pingus vineyards behaved quite well in a difficult vintage, as great vineyards are a lot more homogeneous, so the vines are very balanced: the two vineyards used for Pingus, San Cristobal and Barroso, were planted in 1929 with two different massale selections. The palate is also approachable and gentle, with very good acidity and very fine tannins, elegance and character. I think there will be very few (or none!) wines in Ribera in 2013 like this Pingus. Well done! Three weeks later, I received an email le"ing me know that the wine had been bo"led, so I proceeded to taste the bo"le version, which showed what the sample promised. 2013 will be a vintage, that in Ribera del Duero, will show the differences of the work in the vineyards and what they do at Pingus clearly paid off. Even a!er the recent operation, the wine is harmonious and feels very balanced; there is no dizziness and it keeps the poise. A real triumph for the vintage. 6,600 bo"les were filled at the end of July 2015. WA 96

per lot $3,500 - $4,000

323 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2015 (OWC) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé Composed of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23.5% Merlot and 1.5% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cos d'Estournel is muted at this very young stage. The nose offers fleeting glimpses at provocative cherry tart, chocolate mint, baked redcurrants, warm cassis and wild blueberry scents plus suggestions of lilacs, cinnamon stick and Indian spices. Medium to full-bodied, the palate absolutely explodes with vibrant red and black fruit bursts and tons of exotic spice accents, framed by super ripe, super firm tannins and a lovely line of freshness, finishing very long. November 2018 Drink: 2022-2050 WA 95+ 6 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

325 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2000 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé Perhaps the most beautiful packaging ever on a Bordeaux bo"le, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild literally produced a work of art in the gold-engraved bo"le of 2000 Mouton Rothschild. Of course, one can’t drink the glass, but this is a top-flight Mouton Rothschild, eclipsed only by the 2006 and 2009. A rich, tannic, earthy style, with loads of creme de cassis and floral notes, the final blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot is a fullbodied wine with plenty of coffee, earth, chocolatey notes, and still plenty of tannin to resolve. I gave it an anticipated maturity range of 2015-2050 back in 2003, and that looks on target. June 2010 Drink:2015-2050 WA 96+ 2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2010 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé

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

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

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

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

The 2010 is a brilliant Chateau Margaux, as one might expect in this vintage. The percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blend hit 90%, the balance Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and only 38% of the crop made it into the Chateau Margaux. Paul Pontallier, the administrator, told me that this wine has even higher levels of tannin than some other extraordinary vintages such as 2005, 2000, 1996, etc. Deep purple, pure and intense, with floral notes, tremendous opulence and palate presence, this is a wine of considerable nobility. With loads of blueberry, black currant and violet-infused fruit and a heady alcohol level above 13.5% (although that looks modest compared to several other first growths, particularly Chateau Latour and Chateau Haut-Brion), its beautifully sweet texture, ripe tannin, abundant depth and profound finish all make for another near-perfect wine that should age effortlessly for 30-40 years. February 2013 WA 99 2 bts.

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

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

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2000 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

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2 bts.

per lot $5,000 - $5,500

WA 96+ 2 bts.

per lot $5,000 - $5,500

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

331 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1990 (OWC) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé I had this wine both in Seoul, Korea in February, and from my cellar in December, 2008, and it was remarkable how identical the wines smelled and tasted. It offers an extraordinary aromatic display of spring flowers, camphor, sweet red and black fruits, a hint of licorice, and no evidence of its 100% new oak cask aging. Round and generous with low acidity, but an opulent, full-bodied richness that is fresh with laser-like precision, this stunning wine is just beginning to reach its plateau of full maturity, where it should remain for another three decades. A sensational effort, it is one of the legendary wines made at Chateau Margaux. Reviewed by Robert Parker. WS 96 WA 100 1 3 ltr. per lot $6,000 - $6,500

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

333 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2010 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé WA 99 2 bts.

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

334 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2009 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé A blend of 91.3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8.7% Merlot with just under 14% natural alcohol, the 2009 Latour is basically a clone of the super 2003, only more structured and potentially more massive and long lived. An elixir of momentous proportions, it boasts a dense purple color as well as an extraordinarily flamboyant bouquet of black fruits, graphite, crushed rocks, subtle oak and a notion of wet steel. It hits the palate with a thundering concoction of thick, juicy blue and black fruits, lead pencil shavings and a chalky minerality. Full-bodied, but very fresh with a finish that lasts over a minute, this is one of the most remarkable young wines I have ever tasted. Will it last one-hundred years? No doubt about it. Can it be drunk in a decade? For sure. December 2011 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2005 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé

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

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

2 bts.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

337 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1989 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 cm. scuffed label 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 $2,200 - $2,400

338 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2005 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé 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 3 bts. per lot $2,800 - $3,200

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

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

per lot $4,000 - $4,500

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

342 CHÂTEAU CLOS L'EGLISE 2009 (OWC) Pomerol. 1 x damaged label. 4 scuffed labels The 2009 is one of the sexiest wines in Pomerol in this vintage, offering up notes of melted caramel, sweet mocha, blackberry and black cherry fruit, with hints of loamy soil and unsmoked cigar tobacco as well as a touch of white chocolate and some subtle toasty oak. Round, opulent and unctuously textured, with a full-bodied mouthfeel, fabulous purity, and no hard edges, this sumptuous, fleshy, lavishly rich Pomerol can be drunk now and over the next 25 years. December 2011 Drink: 2012-2037 WA 98 6 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500

343 CHÂTEAU L'EGLISE-CLINET 2010 Pomerol. This wine will likely be a major superstar with about 10-15 years of cellaring. It was one of the more closed and difficult wines to penetrate and one of probably only a dozen or so 2010s that I only had one chance to taste from bo"le, but it is loaded with fabulous raw materials. The 2010 is a profound effort, but it needs to be forgo"en for at least a decade. This opaque purple wine offers up notes of caramelized black currant and black cherry candies intermixed with some very high class, subtle vanillin and toast. Hints of licorice, mocha and perhaps even a touch of chocolate are also present in this full-bodied, super-duper, concentrated, classic wine, which has everything in perfect proportions. But in the finish, its whoppingly big tannins kick in and basically announce that drinking this wine now would be infanticide. Look for this wine to last for at least 50+ years. February 2013 Drink: 2013-2063 WA 96+ 6 bts. per lot $2,000 - $2,200


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CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1982 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. scraped label

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2009 Pomerol.

WA 92+ 6 bts. per lot $2,200 - $2,400

345 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2005 (OWC) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. The 2005 Cos d'Estournel is blended of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet colored, it is still a li!le closed and youthfully shy. With coaxing, the nose is just beginning to offer glimpses at vivacious kirsch, red roses, violets, licorice and mocha scents over a crème de cassis, blackberry pie and chocolate-covered cherry core with wa#s of chargrill, mossy bark and truffles. Full-bodied, concentrated and wonderfully complex in the mouth, the palate is just beginning to reveal the true potential of this wine, with tightly wound layers of perfumed black fruits and earthy notions bound by a rock-solid frame of firm, grainy tannins and finishing with epic persistence. This still needs 5 -6 years, but I love how this beauty is shaping up!! November 2018 Drink: 2018-2045 WS 96 WA 98

I have had perfect bo!les of this cuvee, but, perplexingly, the bo!les from my cellar tend to be broodingly backward and require plenty of coaxing. This huge wine is, in many ways, just as massive as Leoville Barton, but it possesses a greater degree of elegance as well as unreal concentration. Classic lead pencil, cassis, kirsch, cedar, and spice characteristics are abundant in both the nose and full-bodied flavors. The tannins are still there, and, at least from my cellar, this 1982 does not appear to have changed much in the last 10-12 years. One wonders how much patience admirers of this brilliant St.-Julien will continue to exhibit. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050. June 2009 WA 95+ CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 1990 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé bin soiled label Believe it or not, the 1990 Leoville Barton can actually be drunk - something that cannot be said about the broodingly backward, still excruciatingly tannic 1982. The exceptionally concentrated 1990 reveals more polished, sweeter tannins along with a big, sweet kiss of black currant, forest floor, cedar, and spice box notes. While it still has some tannins to shed, this full-bodied, powerful, long wine is approachable. It should continue to evolve for another two decades. June 2009 Drink: 2009 -2029 WA 93+

3 bts. per lot $800 - $900 2 bts.

346 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2005 (OWC) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé WS 96 WA 98 6 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,000

per lot $700 - $900

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

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

An opulent Petrus very much in the stylistic family of the 1990, this 100% Merlot has a dense plum/purple color and a sweet nose of mulberries, black cherries, some subtle toast and licorice as well as a floral element. A wine of great intensity, a multidimensional mouthfeel and full-bodied, stunning concentration, the 2009 Petrus is everything one would expect of it. Given the sweetness of its tannin, much like the 1990, I suspect this wine will always be “open for business,” appealing even in its youth. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2050+ WS 98 WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $3,600 - $3,800

350 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2009 Pomerol. WS 98 WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $3,600 - $3,800

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

per lot $3,500 - $4,000

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Everything is here, including a dense ruby/purple color, and subtle but impressive notes of damp earth, roasted meats, herbs, spice box, pepper, and black fruits. Tannic, fullbodied, and youthful, it is capable of lasting another 25-30 years. June 2009 WA 94+ D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2004 (2) McLaren Vale, Australia. 1 x scuffed label The renowned 2004 Shiraz The Dead Arm, fashioned from ancient head-pruned vines, is stunning. An inky/purple color is accompanied by a glorious perfume of creosote/melted road tar, blackberry and cassis liqueur, pepper, and spice. This deep, rich, full-bodied, tannic Shiraz should be drinkable in 2-3 years, and will last for two decades or more. It is the finest Dead Arm since the 2001. WA 95+ D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2005 (6) McLaren Vale, Australia. 1 x scraped label. 1 x scuffed label D’Arenberg’s most famous wine is its flagship, The Dead Arm Shiraz. The 2005 The Dead Arm Shiraz is sourced from ancient head-pruned vines. It was aged for 22 months in a mix of new and used French and American oak. It is opaque purple/black with an expansive perfume of toast, smoke, spice box, mineral, pencil lead, tar, licorice, blueberry, and blackberry. Full-bodied, opulent, and superconcentrated, this structured, lengthy wine will benefit from 3-5 years of cellaring and drink well through 2025. October 2007 WA 95 D'ARENBERG THE IRONSTONE PRESSINGS 1998 (1) McLaren Vale, Australia. scuffed label D'ARENBERG THE IRONSTONE PRESSINGS 2005 (3) McLaren Vale, Australia. 1 x scuffed label 13 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

354 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1993 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 1 bt.

per lot $500 - $700

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 SMITH-HAUT-LAFITTE 2005 (2) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé This sensational, opaque blue/purple-colored wine from Smith Haut Lafi"e has a gorgeous floral nose with notes of graphite, blueberries, blackberries, and cassis that jump from the glass of this inky, very dense, yet strikingly pure wine. Light on its feet despite its stunning concentration and multi-layered mouthfeel, this wine has fabulous intensity, richness and length. Quite impressive, and still incredibly youthful, this is a superstar of the vintage, and capable of lasting another 25-30 years. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2045 WA 98 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

356 MARQUIS D'ANGERVILLE VOLNAY LES FREMIET 2013 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 6 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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More in the style of the ’01, the 1999 Hermitage is a serious effort that gives up a mineraldrenched profile of red and blackcurrants, beef blood, iron and dried flowers. More forward on the nose than the palate, with a tight, yet seamless texture that carries ample concentration and length, with bright acidity, it should continue to shine for another decade. August 2014 WA 94 PIERRE GONON SAINT-JOSEPH 2011 (1 mag.) Rhône. Similar to the sexy, open-knit and ready to go 2012, the 2011 St Joseph shows the sunny nature of the vintage with its awesome perfume of sweet black raspberries, incense, dried violets and wild herbs. Layered, ripe, medium to fullbodied and downright seamless, it's drinking brilliantly today but will keep for another decade. December 2016 WA 94 1 bt. & 1 mag.

359 DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE L'HERMITAGE 2015 Rhône. The 2015 Hermitage is in bo"le and it's a profound, long-lived wine, although the 2017 may perhaps surpass it in terms of pure pleasure. The 2015 is a bit meaty and cedary up front, backed by a mix of berry fruit and spice variations. But what stands out is the wine's immaculate structure and balance. It's firm and tannic without being hard or unyielding, finishing with fold a#er fold of velvety richness. While the impatient can certainly derive some pleasure from it even now, I'd opt for cellaring it a decade or more. October 2018 Drink: 2028 -2045 WA 97

CLAUDE DUGAT CHARMES-CHAMBERTIN LA GIBRYOTTE 2009 (1) Côte de Nuits.

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DOMAINE PHILIPPE CHARLOPIN-PARIZOT BONNES-MARES 2009 (2) Côte de Nuits. scuffed label The 2009 Bonnes Mares is sweet, supple and inviting. It is a fairly juicy, accessible Bonnes Mares despite coming from the terres blanches portion of the vineyard where the wines are typically firmer. Minerals, mint and sweet spices add to the sweeping finish in this beautifully delineated Burgundy. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029. WA (91-93) 4 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

per lot $700 - $900

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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BARTOLO MASCARELLO BAROLO 2011 (1 mag.) Piedmonte.

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Disgorged 20 years ago, the golden colored 1985 Blanc des Millenaires – comprised of 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir – displays a deep and beautifully matured nose with wax, honey, caramel and bu"erscotch aromas. Fullflavored, rich and highly elegant in the mouth, with great intensity, structure and complexity in the aromas, this 31-year-old prestige cuvée is fascinatingly vital – although there are almost no bubbles visible. There are dried stone fruit flavors in the finish. A great drinking experience. June 2016 WA 97

The 2011 Barolo is a very expressive wine with more determination and muscle than you usually get in the wines of Bartolo Mascarello. The bouquet opens to plush flavors of red fruit and cherry with grilled herb, tobacco and mineral delineation. Its structure is yielding and round and the finish is ripe with so# fruit flavors. Make no mistake, it doles out complexity and an ethereal sense of balsam herb, cola and licorice that is the hallmark of this historic estate with a tiny garage winery in the town of Barolo. June 2015 Drink: 2017-2035 WA 94

The Bartolo Mascarello 2012 Barolo is a beautiful wine that is endowed by a deep sense of purity and clarity. What else should you expect from the producer whose name is forever linked to the definition of traditional Barolo? The wine is vibrant and elegant with an evident sense of inner grace that translates to both the nose and the mouthfeel. Silky and polished, the wine reveals delicate tones of wild rose, forest berry, licorice, dried ginger and cola. Maria Teresa Mascarello used the word "fragile" to describe this vintage and I think it is a poetically appropriate term for this wine. June 2016 Drink: 2018-2035 WA 94+

JACQUESSON CHAMPAGNE AVIZE EXTRA BRUT 1996 (1) Champagne. Grand Cru Classé

GIACOMO CONTERNO BARBERA D'ALBA VIGNA FRANCIA 2015 (1 mag.) Piedmonte.

1 mag.

2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

362 BROVIA CA'MIA BAROLO 2001 (1 mag.) Piedmonte. The 2001 Barolo Ca’ Mia literally explodes from the glass. It, too, is very young. The Ca’ Mia remains a bit of a brute, reflecting its Serralunga origins. I don’t quite find the finesse of some of the other Brovia offerings, but there is no shortage of richness and sheer muscle. Hints of tar, leather, plums and licorice develop gradually in the glass, but this remains a reticent, inward wine in need of further cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031. April 2012 WA 96 STELLA DI CAMPALTO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO PODERE SAN GIUSEPPE RISERVA 2010 (1 mag.) Tuscany. This wine will be released in October or November 2016. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a masculine expression from the wild and rustic quadrant of the Montalcino appellation where Stella has her beautiful vineyards. The bouquet delivers sheer power and determination with dark fruit followed by smoke and crushed mineral. Slightly shut down at first, the wine opens to a silky and polished texture once it starts to gain momentum. The finish is smooth and long. May 2016 Drink: 2018-2035 WA 96 2 mags.

per lot $500 - $700

Boasting immediate depth and dimension, the 2015 Barbera d'Alba Vigna Francia is a commanding and confident wine. Tasted from barrel, the wine's color is dense and very dark. Youthful fruit tones of blackberry confit and black currant give the wine a solid aromatic foundation. That base creates an appropriate framework for ethereal notes of licorice, black olive, spice and campfire ash. It is very difficult to achieve this level of complexity with Barbera, but Roberto Conterno does so with flawless perfection. The mouthfeel is round and plump, but the opulence of the wine is also reined in by its lively acidity. June 2017 Drink: 2019-2028 WA 94 2 mags.

per lot $600 - $800

364 GIACOMO CONTERNO BAROLO RISERVA MONFORTINO 2010 Piedmonte. The 2010 Barolo Riserva Monfortino is a perfect wine and there are few things I am more sure of in this life. This is an extraordinary creation that bursts from the glass with a level of distinct intensity and elegance that is nothing short of breathtaking. The wine literally evokes an emotional and deeply visceral reaction thanks to the lasting impression it makes on your heart, mind and gut. This Barolo opens to a delicate garnet color that is brightened with crystalline luminosity. The bouquet offers an immediate curtain-raiser with chiseled aromas of wild berry, licorice, white truffle and tar. That explosive start is followed by a mounting crescendo of complexity and nuance. The wine is extremely silky and polished in terms of mouthfeel and this helps to underline its impressive persistence. Bravo! June 2017 Drink: 2022-2050 WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

per lot $500 - $700

366 GIACOMO CONTERNO BAROLO RISERVA MONFORTINO 2010 Piedmonte. The 2010 Barolo Riserva Monfortino is a perfect wine and there are few things I am more sure of in this life. This is an extraordinary creation that bursts from the glass with a level of distinct intensity and elegance that is nothing short of breathtaking. The wine literally evokes an emotional and deeply visceral reaction thanks to the lasting impression it makes on your heart, mind and gut. This Barolo opens to a delicate garnet color that is brightened with crystalline luminosity. The bouquet offers an immediate curtain-raiser with chiseled aromas of wild berry, licorice, white truffle and tar. That explosive start is followed by a mounting crescendo of complexity and nuance. The wine is extremely silky and polished in terms of mouthfeel and this helps to underline its impressive persistence. Bravo! June 2017 Drink: 2022-2050 WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

367 SAXUM VINEYARDS BONE ROCK JAMES BERRY VINEYARD 2015 Paso Robles. The soon-to-be-bo"led 2015 Syrah James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock (which was co-fermented with 3% Roussanne) was also showing beautifully, wa#ing from the glass with notes of creamy cassis, blackberries, bay leaf, rich soil and dried flowers. On the palate, it's fullbodied, layered and multidimensional, with immense concentration, ripe balancing acids and a fine-grained, stony chassis of tannin. In 2015, yields were less than one ton per acre, so there are a mere four barrels this year. Like the Rocket Block, it should enjoy two decades of longevity. May 2018 Drink: 2020-2040 WA 96+ 1 mag.

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CHÂTEAU COUTET 2007 (2 hf. bt.) Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé

Blended of 48% Syrah, 21% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache, 10% Petite Sirah and 1% Roussanne, the 2015 Broken Stones displays a deep garnetpurple color and nose of freshly crushed black cherries and blueberries with touches of fertile loam, garrigue, mossy bark and rare beef. Fullbodied with wonderful vitality and purity, it has a firm backbone of grainy tannins and a very long, pepper-laced finish. September 2017 Drink: 2019-2035 WA 97+

CHÂTEAU DOISY-DAËNE 2007 (3 hf. bt.) Sauternais.

DOMAINE FAIVELEY GEVREY CHAMBERTIN LES CAZETIERS 2009 (2) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scraped label

SAXUM VINEYARDS JAMES BERRY VINEYARD 2015 (1) Willow Creek District, Paso Robles.

CHÂTEAU MYRAT 2007 (1 hf. bt.) Sauternais.

Made from 33% Grenache, 32% Mourvèdre, 24% Syrah and 11% Counoise, the 2015 James Berry Vineyard Proprietary Red reveals a deep garnet-purple color and expressive nose of black currants, black cherries and mulberries with hints of baking spices, chocolate box, violets and Sichuan pepper. The palate is surprisingly elegant, with great intensity of flavors framed by so!, sensuous tannins and a lively line carrying the fruit and spices to a long, long finish. September 2017 Drink: 2017-2030 WA 97 SAXUM VINEYARDS PADEREWSKI VINEYARD 2015 (1) Willow Creek District, Paso Robles. A 46% Mourvèdre, 30% Syrah, 14% Petite Sirah and 10% Zinfandel blend, the 2015 Paderewski Vineyard has a deep garnet-purple color and notes of red roses, warm cranberries and blackberries with hints of mulberries, garrigue, moss and dusty earth. Full-bodied, with a lovely fragrant earth and savory-laced palate with firm, grippy tannins and loads of mineral nuances on the long finish. September 2017 Drink: 2018-2030 WA 97 3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

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

SINE QUA NON MR. K THE NOBLEMAN CHARDONNAY 2003 (1 hf. bt.) California. ZIND HUMBRECHT HEIMBOURG SGN PINOT GRIS 2008 (1 hf. bt.) Alsace. 8 hf. bts.

per lot $400 - $600

371 CHÂTEAU COUTET 2010 (6 hf. bt.) Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé CHÂTEAU DE MYRAT 2009 (5 hf. bt.) Sauternais. 11 hf. bts.

per lot $300 - $500

372 CHÂTEAU SUDUIRAUT 1975 Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé Reconditioned by winery 2006

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3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

SAXUM ROCKET BLOCK JAMES BERRY VINEYARD 2015 Willow Creek District, Paso Robles. The 2015 Rocket Block James Berry Vineyard— which had been assembled in preparation for its bo"ling in two weeks' time—is superb, revealing complex aromas of cherry, raspberries and spice. On the palate, it's fullbodied, textural and bright, with an expansive core of juicy, succulent fruit framed by finegrained structuring tannins. This rendition of Rocket Block—from a cooler, northeastexposed parcel—is one of the most elegant, vibrant wines in the Saxum cellar, exemplifying not only Smith's evolution as a winemaker but also what's possible in Paso Robles. The final blend is 89% Grenache and 11% Mourvèdre, matured in concrete and neutral oak. It should enjoy two decades of longevity. May 2018 Drink: 2020-2040 WA 98 1 mag.

per lot $500 - $700

373 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2004 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé It has been a few years since I last tasted the 2004 Haut-Brion. Now at 12 years of age, it retains its deep color. The bouquet is "pleasant" if not as complex as the 2004 Latour, yet it's possibly just biding its time as it gradually opens with black fruit, black olive, even a touch of mint that might dupe you into thinking Pauillac. The palate is medium-bodied and very harmonious, almost caressing thanks to the Merlot lending that velvety texture. The second half changes tack, the Cabernet nudging the Merlot off the stage and delivering a more structured, possibly foursquare finish that is linear and correct. It is an excellent wine for the vintage although it will always be overshadowed by the 2005 inter alia. Maybe more personality just needs to develop? Tasted September 2016. Drink: 2010-2040 WA 93 1 bt.

per lot $400 - $600

MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON 1990 (1) Champagne. WA 96 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

375 BROVIA BAROLO CA' MIA 2009 (2) Piedmonte. 2 x scuffed labels WA 93 BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO FALLETTO 2009 (2) Piedmonte. PODERI ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO CICALA 1996 (2) Piedmonte. 2 x stained labels WA 94 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000


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BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO RISERVA ROCCHE DEL FALLETTO 2009 (3) Piedmonte.

ALESSANDRO MIGLIARA SYRAH 2008 (2) Tuscany. u. 2 x 2 cm. 2 x scuffed labels

DELAFORCE CORTE VINTAGE PORT 1994 (1) Douro, Portugal. scuffed label

The 2009 Barolo Le Rocche del Falle!o comes from a south-facing parcel with steep slopes for well-draining soils. The vines are approximately 35 years old. There-s a touch of extra ripeness here, even a hint of strawberry, backed by rich berry fruit, cassis and blackberry. The wine shows its most elegant side in the mouth, where the firming, polished tannins give the wine backbone and grace. It-s deliciously silky and extra fine with microscopic precision. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2036. June 2013 WA 95

DUEMANI SUISASSI 2008 (2) Tuscany.

DOW VINTAGE PORT 1977 (1) Douro, Portugal. scuffed label

GIACOMO CONTERNO BAROLO CASCINA FRANCIA 2009 (2) Piedmonte. u. 2 x 2 cm. 1 x scraped label Because Monfortino was not produced this vintage, the 2009 Barolo Cascina Francia benefits from the extra fruit that would have otherwise gone toward the world's most celebrated Barolo Riserva. I tasted the 2009 Barolo Cascina Francia in barrel two years ago and am delighted by its steady evolution. This is a wine of sophisticated intensity and persuasion. The bouquet peels back to reveal dark fruit, licorice, tar and dried rose. The vintage was warm, resulting in extra plumpness and roundness in terms of mouthfeel. The style is slightly more immediate, but this is a great aging wine nonetheless. June 2015 Drink: 2018 -2035 WA 96 MARCHESI DI BAROLO BARBARESCO 1961 (2) Piedmonte. u. 1 x 2 cm. 1 x 2.5 cm. 2 x bin soiled labels. 1 x scraped capsule. 1 x reconditioned capsule at winery 7 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

TENIMENTI D'ALESSANDRO SYRAH CORTONA IL BOSCO 2008 (2) Tuscany. u. 2 x 2cm. 2 x scraped labels 6 bts. per lot $500 - $700

379 FRATTORIA LE PUPILLE MORELLINO RISERVA 2011 (2) Tuscany. 1 x scuffed label

FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 1977 (1) Douro, Portugal. scuffed label

FRATTORIA LE PUPILLE POGGIO VALENTE RISERVA 2011 (2) Tuscany.

3 bts. & 6 hf. bts.

FRATTORIA LE PUPILLE SAFFREDI 2004 (2) Tuscany. 1 x scuffed label

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FRATTORIA LE PUPILLE SAFFREDI 2008 (1) Tuscany. scuffed label FRATTORIA LE PUPILLE SAFFREDI 2009 (1) Tuscany. scuffed label FRATTORIA LE PUPILLE SAFFREDI 2011 (1) Tuscany. scuffed label PIANTONAIA POGGIO SCALETTE 2009 (1) Tuscany. scraped label 10 bts.

PAOLO CONTERNO BAROLO GINESTRA 2006 (3) Piedmonte. 3 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label

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PAOLO CONTERNO BAROLO GINESTRA RISERVA 2007 (1) Piedmonte. scraped label

per lot $600 - $800

SAN FELICE VIGORELLO 2007 (3) Tuscany. TENUTA SETTE PONTI ORENO 2006 (1 mag.) Tuscany. scraped label WS 96 WA 93 per lot $200 - $400

per lot $400 - $600

GOULD CAMPBELL VINTAGE PORT 1983 (1) Douro, Portugal. GOULD CAMPBELL VINTAGE PORT 1994 (1) Douro, Portugal. bin soiled & scuffed label GRAHAM'S VINTAGE PORT 1983 (1) Douro, Portugal. GRAHAM'S VINTAGE PORT 1991 (1) Douro, Portugal. GRAHAM'S VINTAGE PORT 2007 (1 hf. bt.) Douro, Portugal. WARRE VINTAGE PORT 1994 (2) Douro, Portugal. 6 bts. & 1 hf. bt.

3 bts. & 1 mag. 6 bts. per lot $400 - $600

FONSECA GUIMARAENS VINTAGE PORT 1991 (2 hf. bt.) Port. 2 x scuffed labels FONSECA GUIMARAENS VINTAGE PORT 1995 (4 hf. bt.) Douro, Portugal. 4 x scuffed labels

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PAOLO CONTERNO BAROLO GINESTRA 2010 (2) Piedmonte.

WA 93

per lot $500 - $700

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

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

384 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2014 Pomerol. JS 98 1 bt.

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TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2009 Tuscany.

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2008 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. scuffed label

The 2009 Bolgheri Sassicaia is the richest and darkest edition in recent memory. This supercharged Sassicaia boasts enormous power and concentration thanks to its impressive phenolic foundation. Black currant and blackberry confit are followed by spice, leather, tar, road paving and black truffle. It shows preliminary tertiary signs with licorice and crushed mineral. The wine wraps thickly over the palate delivering tight textural firmness and integrated structure. You taste the sweetness of the fruit and the depth of the oak tannins. No ma!er how you approach it, this wine scores very high on the intensity meter. For the record: Tenuta San Guido General Manager Carlo Paoli expressed concern about the integrity of his sample, but I remained extremely pleased by the gorgeous wine before me. April 2017 Drink: 2018-2040 WA 96+

WS 94 WA 95+

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

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2008 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label

JS 98 1 bt.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

386 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2014 Pomerol. JS 98 1 bt.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

387 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2015 Pomerol. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Petrus (bo!led in mid-July 2017) opens in its own time to reveal crushed black cherries, warm plums, mulberries and cedar chest suggestions with touches of anise, lavender, beef drippings and wild thyme plus a wa" of crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with generous, exuberant, wonderfully layered red, black and perfumed blue fruits contrasted beautifully by very ripe, very finegrained and very firm tannins plus an ethereal line of seamless acid, finishing long and minerally. Olivier Berrouet and his team have knocked it out of the park in 2015. Look for this Pétrus to build and unfold over the next 20 years and confidently cellar this legend for 40+ years. February 2018 Drink: 2024-2058 WA 100 JS 100 1 bt.

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

per lot $4,500 - $5,000

388 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM YGREC 2011 Sauternais. 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

per lot $600 - $800

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CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM YGREC 2011 Sauternais. 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2008 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé WS 94 WA 95+ 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

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1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

397 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2008 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé WA 93+ 6 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

398 WA 93+

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2008 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. scuffed label

1 bt.

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CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2008 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

WS 94 WA 95+

389

per lot $600 - $800

WS 94 WA 95+

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2008 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. scuffed label

1 bt.

1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

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

399 CLOS DU MARQUIS 2009 Saint-Julien.

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

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DOMINUS ESTATE 2013 (OWC) Napa Valley.

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2015 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé

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

This special label was designed for their 30th vintage. Tasting note starts here: The 2013 Dominus is, to my way of thinking, one of the most profound wines Christian Moueix has yet made in his rather brilliant winemaking history, both in France and in Napa Valley. This wine, with very low yields of only 3,500 cases and a final blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc, offers up notes of cedar wood, forest floor, loamy soil and oodles of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit. Very opaque purple in color, super-pure and intense, this wine has low acidity, but ripe, noticeable tannins. This is a 30- to 40-year wine and a profound effort from this famous vineyard in Yountville. Drink it over the next 40 + years. October 2015 Drink: 2015-2055 WA 100 JS 100

Special Commemorative Bo"le. The 2015 Chateau Margaux is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Medium garnet-purple colored, the nose features oh-so-seductive notes of warm blackberries, cassis and black forest cake with touches of forest floor, sandalwood, anise and cigar boxes plus a wa# of lavender. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers taut, muscular, densely packed black fruits and exotic spice flavor layers supported by a very firm backbone of grainy tannins with oodles of freshness and a long, savory finish. It is tightly knit and a li"le reticent at this very youthful stage; afford it at least 15 years in the cellar, and it will open out into a classic Chateau Margaux of incredible proportions. Readers may be interested to know that this wine is beautifully packaged in a special commemorative bo"le honoring winemaker Paul Pontellier, who passed away in 2016. The gold-etched black bo"le bears the message, “Hommage à Paul Pontellier” at the bo"om. This 2015 is an achingly beautiful swan song from an incredibly gi#ed winemaker, taken from us too soon. In my view, this alone makes this vintage more than worth the investment for the many lovers of history in a bo"le. February 2018 Drink: 2023-2050 WS 99 WA 99 JS 100

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

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

401 OPUS ONE 2012 Napa Valley. WA 96 3 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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

per lot $800 - $1,000

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

per lot $800 - $1,000

405 PLUMPJACK ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013 Oakville, Napa Valley. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Oakville is a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot aged in 80% new French oak. A beautiful, saturated purple color offers up blackberry, crème de cassis, licorice, charcoal and camphor. Full-bodied, yet still youthful and tight, it is bursting with terrific purity, texture and length. This big, classic Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon will hit its prime in 10-15 years, and last 30 or more years, based on how older vintages from this sector have aged. It's a beauty. December 2015 Drink: 2015-2045 WA 96 3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

1 bt.

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

407 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2015 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé Special Commemorative Bo"le. The 2015 Chateau Margaux is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Medium garnet-purple colored, the nose features oh-so-seductive notes of warm blackberries, cassis and black forest cake with touches of forest floor, sandalwood, anise and cigar boxes plus a wa# of lavender. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers taut, muscular, densely packed black fruits and exotic spice flavor layers supported by a very firm backbone of grainy tannins with oodles of freshness and a long, savory finish. It is tightly knit and a li"le reticent at this very youthful stage; afford it at least 15 years in the cellar, and it will open out into a classic Chateau Margaux of incredible proportions. Readers may be interested to know that this wine is beautifully packaged in a special commemorative bo"le honoring winemaker Paul Pontellier, who passed away in 2016. The gold-etched black bo"le bears the message, “Hommage à Paul Pontellier” at the bo"om. This 2015 is an achingly beautiful swan song from an incredibly gi#ed winemaker, taken from us too soon. In my view, this alone makes this vintage more than worth the investment for the many lovers of history in a bo"le. February 2018 Drink: 2023-2050 WS 99 WA 99 JS 100 1 bt.

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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2015 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2015 Pomerol.

Special Commemorative Bo!le. The 2015 Chateau Margaux is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Medium garnet-purple colored, the nose features oh-so-seductive notes of warm blackberries, cassis and black forest cake with touches of forest floor, sandalwood, anise and cigar boxes plus a wa" of lavender. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers taut, muscular, densely packed black fruits and exotic spice flavor layers supported by a very firm backbone of grainy tannins with oodles of freshness and a long, savory finish. It is tightly knit and a li!le reticent at this very youthful stage; afford it at least 15 years in the cellar, and it will open out into a classic Chateau Margaux of incredible proportions. Readers may be interested to know that this wine is beautifully packaged in a special commemorative bo!le honoring winemaker Paul Pontellier, who passed away in 2016. The gold-etched black bo!le bears the message, “Hommage à Paul Pontellier” at the bo!om. This 2015 is an achingly beautiful swan song from an incredibly gi"ed winemaker, taken from us too soon. In my view, this alone makes this vintage more than worth the investment for the many lovers of history in a bo!le. February 2018 Drink: 2023-2050 WS 99 WA 99 JS 100

Special Commemorative Bo!le. The 2015 Chateau Margaux is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Medium garnet-purple colored, the nose features oh-so-seductive notes of warm blackberries, cassis and black forest cake with touches of forest floor, sandalwood, anise and cigar boxes plus a wa" of lavender. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers taut, muscular, densely packed black fruits and exotic spice flavor layers supported by a very firm backbone of grainy tannins with oodles of freshness and a long, savory finish. It is tightly knit and a li!le reticent at this very youthful stage; afford it at least 15 years in the cellar, and it will open out into a classic Chateau Margaux of incredible proportions. Readers may be interested to know that this wine is beautifully packaged in a special commemorative bo!le honoring winemaker Paul Pontellier, who passed away in 2016. The gold-etched black bo!le bears the message, “Hommage à Paul Pontellier” at the bo!om. This 2015 is an achingly beautiful swan song from an incredibly gi"ed winemaker, taken from us too soon. In my view, this alone makes this vintage more than worth the investment for the many lovers of history in a bo!le. February 2018 Drink: 2023-2050 WS 99 WA 99 JS 100

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Petrus (bo!led in mid-July 2017) opens in its own time to reveal crushed black cherries, warm plums, mulberries and cedar chest suggestions with touches of anise, lavender, beef drippings and wild thyme plus a wa" of crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with generous, exuberant, wonderfully layered red, black and perfumed blue fruits contrasted beautifully by very ripe, very finegrained and very firm tannins plus an ethereal line of seamless acid, finishing long and minerally. Olivier Berrouet and his team have knocked it out of the park in 2015. Look for this Pétrus to build and unfold over the next 20 years and confidently cellar this legend for 40+ years. February 2018 Drink: 2024-2058 WA 100 JS 100

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1 bt.

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2015 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2015 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé

Special Commemorative Bo!le. The 2015 Chateau Margaux is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Medium garnet-purple colored, the nose features oh-so-seductive notes of warm blackberries, cassis and black forest cake with touches of forest floor, sandalwood, anise and cigar boxes plus a wa" of lavender. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers taut, muscular, densely packed black fruits and exotic spice flavor layers supported by a very firm backbone of grainy tannins with oodles of freshness and a long, savory finish. It is tightly knit and a li!le reticent at this very youthful stage; afford it at least 15 years in the cellar, and it will open out into a classic Chateau Margaux of incredible proportions. Readers may be interested to know that this wine is beautifully packaged in a special commemorative bo!le honoring winemaker Paul Pontellier, who passed away in 2016. The gold-etched black bo!le bears the message, “Hommage à Paul Pontellier” at the bo!om. This 2015 is an achingly beautiful swan song from an incredibly gi"ed winemaker, taken from us too soon. In my view, this alone makes this vintage more than worth the investment for the many lovers of history in a bo!le. February 2018 Drink: 2023-2050 WS 99 WA 99 JS 100

Special Commemorative Bo!le. The 2015 Chateau Margaux is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Medium garnet-purple colored, the nose features oh-so-seductive notes of warm blackberries, cassis and black forest cake with touches of forest floor, sandalwood, anise and cigar boxes plus a wa" of lavender. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers taut, muscular, densely packed black fruits and exotic spice flavor layers supported by a very firm backbone of grainy tannins with oodles of freshness and a long, savory finish. It is tightly knit and a li!le reticent at this very youthful stage; afford it at least 15 years in the cellar, and it will open out into a classic Chateau Margaux of incredible proportions. Readers may be interested to know that this wine is beautifully packaged in a special commemorative bo!le honoring winemaker Paul Pontellier, who passed away in 2016. The gold-etched black bo!le bears the message, “Hommage à Paul Pontellier” at the bo!om. This 2015 is an achingly beautiful swan song from an incredibly gi"ed winemaker, taken from us too soon. In my view, this alone makes this vintage more than worth the investment for the many lovers of history in a bo!le. February 2018 Drink: 2023-2050 WS 99 WA 99 JS 100

1 bt.

1 bt.

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

1 bt.

per lot $4,000 - $4,500

413 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2015 Pomerol. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Petrus (bo!led in mid-July 2017) opens in its own time to reveal crushed black cherries, warm plums, mulberries and cedar chest suggestions with touches of anise, lavender, beef drippings and wild thyme plus a wa" of crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with generous, exuberant, wonderfully layered red, black and perfumed blue fruits contrasted beautifully by very ripe, very finegrained and very firm tannins plus an ethereal line of seamless acid, finishing long and minerally. Olivier Berrouet and his team have knocked it out of the park in 2015. Look for this Pétrus to build and unfold over the next 20 years and confidently cellar this legend for 40+ years. February 2018 Drink: 2024-2058 WA 100 JS 100 1 bt.

per lot $4,000 - $4,500

414 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2015 Pomerol. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Petrus (bo!led in mid-July 2017) opens in its own time to reveal crushed black cherries, warm plums, mulberries and cedar chest suggestions with touches of anise, lavender, beef drippings and wild thyme plus a wa" of crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with generous, exuberant, wonderfully layered red, black and perfumed blue fruits contrasted beautifully by very ripe, very finegrained and very firm tannins plus an ethereal line of seamless acid, finishing long and minerally. Olivier Berrouet and his team have knocked it out of the park in 2015. Look for this Pétrus to build and unfold over the next 20 years and confidently cellar this legend for 40+ years. February 2018 Drink: 2024-2058 WA 100 JS 100 1 bt.

per lot $4,000 - $4,500


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CHÂTEAU CANON 2015 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU L'IF 2012 Saint-Émilion.

AO YUN 2013 (OWC) Yunnan, China.

Mind-bending aromas of red licorice, spices, bark and dark fruits. Yet reserved and balanced. The palate is phenomenal with compact fruit and polished tannins. It goes on for minutes. 62% merlot and 28% cabernet franc. This is the second vintage of Jacques Thienpont in St. Emilion with 7 hectares near Troplong Mondot. It’s stunning. The owner of Le Pin. November 2015 jamessuckling.com First commercialized vintage: 833 cases produced. JS 98

First year of production. This 2013 Ao Yun is a new star of China! The vineyard is backed by LVMH in Shangri-La, at the edge of the Himalayas. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates this wine with 90%, the other 10% is Cabernet Franc. 2013 is the first vintage. It is opaque, with a very deep ruby color. Elegant and restrained in style, it reveals scents of bell pepper, blackcurrant, prune and blackberry with subtle hints of dark chocolate, clove, tobacco and licorice. Refreshing on the palate, full-bodied and with very silky tannins, it has great concentration, perfect structure and a very long finish. Tasting date: May 17, 2017 Drink: 2018 -2030 WA 93 JS 93

The 2015 Canon was a benchmark wine that seemed to revitalize this historic estate. I was crossing my fingers that it would not disappoint in bottle and I am glad to say that it delivers the goods. It has a very intense bouquet (just as it showed out of barrel) with laser-like precision offering wild strawberry, raspberry preserve, wet limestone and hints of truffle. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, clean and fresh with pure black and red fruit whose every atom appears infused with minerals. The mouth is tingling long after the wine has exited and your brain is thinking...when is the next sip coming? It is frankly heads and shoulders above almost every Saint Émilion this vintage, to reaffirm, a benchmark for this historic estate that will give pleasure to many over the coming years. Astonishing. Anticipated maturity: 2021 2050. Neal Martin. March 2018 James Suckling #1 of Top 100 Wines of 2018. WA 100 JS 100 2 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

416 CHÂTEAU CANON 2015 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé The 2015 Canon was a benchmark wine that seemed to revitalize this historic estate. I was crossing my fingers that it would not disappoint in bottle and I am glad to say that it delivers the goods. It has a very intense bouquet (just as it showed out of barrel) with laser-like precision offering wild strawberry, raspberry preserve, wet limestone and hints of truffle. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, clean and fresh with pure black and red fruit whose every atom appears infused with minerals. The mouth is tingling long after the wine has exited and your brain is thinking...when is the next sip coming? It is frankly heads and shoulders above almost every Saint Émilion this vintage, to reaffirm, a benchmark for this historic estate that will give pleasure to many over the coming years. Astonishing. Anticipated maturity: 2021 2050. Neal Martin. March 2018 James Suckling #1 of Top 100 Wines of 2018. WA 100 JS 100

3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

419

1 bt.

DOMINUS ESTATE 2013 Napa Valley. This special label was designed for their 30th vintage. Tasting note starts here: The 2013 Dominus is, to my way of thinking, one of the most profound wines Christian Moueix has yet made in his rather brilliant winemaking history, both in France and in Napa Valley. This wine, with very low yields of only 3,500 cases and a final blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc, offers up notes of cedar wood, forest floor, loamy soil and oodles of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit. Very opaque purple in color, super-pure and intense, this wine has low acidity, but ripe, noticeable tannins. This is a 30- to 40-year wine and a profound effort from this famous vineyard in Yountville. Drink it over the next 40 + years. October 2015 Drink: 2015-2055 WA 100 JS 100 1 bt.

per lot $500 - $700

420 BLANDY'S BUAL MADEIRA 1920 (OWC) Madeira, Portugal.

417

Bo#le Certificate #185 of 2,118 produced. Blandy's Vintage Bual is a single harvest Madeira. Aged for 65 years in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional Canteiro system. The casks were gradually transferred from the top floors of the lodge, where it is warmer, to the middle floors and then to the ground floor where it is cooler. Bo#led in 2006.

CHÂTEAU L'IF 2012 Saint-Émilion.

1 bt.

2 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

Mind-bending aromas of red licorice, spices, bark and dark fruits. Yet reserved and balanced. The palate is phenomenal with compact fruit and polished tannins. It goes on for minutes. 62% merlot and 28% cabernet franc. This is the second vintage of Jacques Thienpont in St. Emilion with 7 hectares near Troplong Mondot. It’s stunning. The owner of Le Pin. November 2015 jamessuckling.com First commercialized vintage: 833 cases produced. JS 98 3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

per lot $900 - $1,100

per lot $400 - $600

422 CHÂTEAU DE LAMARQUE 1995 (1) Haut-Médoc. u. bn. marked label CHÂTEAU DE LAMARQUE 1996 (3) Haut-Médoc. 1 x scuffed label CHÂTEAU DE LAMARQUE 2000 (7) Haut-Médoc. 2 x scuffed labels 11 bts. per lot $300 - $500

423 CHÂTEAU RAUSAN-SÉGLA 1990 (1) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé scuffed capsule A complex nose of subtle menthol intermixed with black currants, cherries, spice box, cedar, and herbs emerges from this fully mature 1990. It is a fleshy, round, generously endowed Margaux with silky tannins, low acidity, and beautiful purity. Drink it with great pleasure now, or cellar it for another decade. June 2009 WA 94 CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA 1994 (1) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA 2001 (2) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. scuffed label CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA 2002 (1) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label 5 bts. per lot $500 - $700


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CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA 1994 (1) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1996 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scuffed capsule

CHÂTEAU LONGUEVILLE AU BARON DE PICHON-LONGEVILLE 1993 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé

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

CHÂTEAU LONGUEVILLE AU BARON DE PICHON-LONGEVILLE 1995 (5) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x stained label

CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA 1995 (1) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA 1996 (3) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA 1998 (3) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA 2001 (1) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. scuffed label CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA 2002 (2) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 2 x scuffed labels 11 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

425 CARRUADES DE LAFITE 2000 Pauillac. 2 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

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

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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

per lot $800 - $1,000

429 CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1996 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. The palate is medium-bodied with fine supple tannin, well-judged acidity, a gentle grip in the mouth, and plenty of lightly spiced and surprisingly intense fruit on the bravura finish. The Cazes family oversaw a very sophisticated Lynch-Bages in this vintage that may well surpass many peoples' expectations. Tasted January 2016 Drink: 2018-2035 WA 93 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

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

431 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2001 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé WA 93 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2002 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label One of the best wines of the vintage, this is a classic Pauillac that is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot. Dense ruby/purple in color with a glorious nose of melted licorice, lavender, barbecue smoke, black currants, and graphite, the wine is tannic, classically structured with an opaque ruby/purple color, beautiful definition, and a 1996-ish personality. This deep, full-bodied, elegant yet powerful 2002 should age handsomely for over two decades. Some patience will be required since this vintage exhibits more muscle and virility than normal. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025. April 2005 WA 94 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2003 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé Made from a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, this spectacular 2003 hits all the sweet spots on the palate. A glorious bouquet of cedarwood, jammy black currants, cherries, licorice and truffle is followed by a dense, opulently textured, full-bodied wine with terrific purity and freshness as well as deep, velvety textured tannins. Enjoy this beauty over the next 10-12 years. August 2014 WS 93 WA 95 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800


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CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2002 (2) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1995 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé wrinkled label

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1995 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé

One of the best wines of the vintage, this is a classic Pauillac that is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot. Dense ruby/purple in color with a glorious nose of melted licorice, lavender, barbecue smoke, black currants, and graphite, the wine is tannic, classically structured with an opaque ruby/purple color, beautiful definition, and a 1996-ish personality. This deep, full-bodied, elegant yet powerful 2002 should age handsomely for over two decades. Some patience will be required since this vintage exhibits more muscle and virility than normal. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025. April 2005 WA 94 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2003 (2) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label 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 $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1990 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. vts. wrinkled label per lot $600 - $800

434 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1992 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé wrinkled & scuffed label 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

per lot $800 - $1,000

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1994 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. wrinkled & scuffed label per lot $600 - $800

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

437

1 bt.

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

442

Drink: 2015-2035 WA 94 1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,000

438

WA 93 2 bts.

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

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

439 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1993 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label LE BAHANS DU CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1995 (1) Pessac-Léognan. scuffed label per lot $500 - $700

440 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1994 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé stained label WA 92 1 bt.

per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1998 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé

1 bt.

2 bts.

435

1 bt.

1 bt.

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2002 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 2 x wrinkled labels

433

1 bt.

A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 19% Merlot, it reveals an opaque purple color, and reluctant aromas of cassis, truffles, coffee, licorice, and spice. In the mouth, the wine is "great stuff," with superb density, a full-bodied personality, rich midpalate, and a layered, profound finish that lasts for 40+ seconds. There is outstanding purity and high tannin, but my instincts suggest this wine is lower in acidity and slightly fleshier than the brawnier, bigger 1996. Both are great efforts from Mouton-Rothschild. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2030. February 1998 WS 94 WA 95 JS 95

per lot $500 - $700

per lot $600 - $800

443 CHÂTEAU DOMAINE DE L'EGLISE 1990 (2) Pomerol. 1 x scuffed capsule 7 1 x scuffed label CHÂTEAU GAZIN 1996 (3) Pomerol. 1 x scuffed label 5 bts. per lot $300 - $500


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CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1998 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A u. bn. scraped capsule

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

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION BLANC 2000 Pessac-Léognan.

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

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

1 bt.

CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1997 (3) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed & stained label

1 bt.

1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,000

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1998 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A u. bn. WA 100 per lot $800 - $1,000

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

CHÂTEAU ROL VALENTIN 1998 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé LE CARILLON DE L'ANGELUS 1999 (3) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 6 bts. per lot $600 - $800

447 CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1994 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 1 x glue-stained label 2 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION BLANC 2000 Pessac-Léognan. per lot $800 - $1,000

455

CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 1989 (1) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. bn.

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

CHÂTEAU GLORIA 1994 (2) Saint-Julien. 2 x scuffed labels

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CHÂTEAU GLORIA 1995 (3) Saint-Julien. u. 1 x bn. 1 x scuffed capsule

DOMAIN JEAN GRIVOT VOSNE-ROMANÉE LES BEAUX MONTS 1995 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé peeling label

CHÂTEAU GLORIA 1997 (1) Saint-Julien.

DOMAINE ARNOUX-LACHAUX VOSNEROMANÉE AUX REIGNOTS 1996 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU GLORIA 1998 (2) Saint-Julien. 2 x wrinkled labels

DOMAINE DANIEL RION NUITS-STGEORGES LES GRANDES VIGNES 1995 (1) Côte de Nuits.

WA 94 CHÂTEAU MAGDELAINE 1990 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. bn. peeling label

454

LOUIS LATOUR BÂTARD-MONTRACHET 2000 (OWC) Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé

449

445

1 bt.

5 bts. per lot $700 - $900

per lot $800 - $1,000

9 bts. per lot $500 - $700

450 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION BLANC 1999 Pessac-Léognan.

per lot $800 - $1,000

451 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION BLANC 1999 Pessac-Léognan. WA 93 1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,000

452 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION BLANC 2000 Pessac-Léognan. 1 bt.

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

457

WA 93 1 bt.

DOMAINE DANIEL RION VOSNE-ROMANÉE LES BEAUX-MONTS 1995 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé scuffed label

per lot $800 - $1,000

DOMAINE LEROY CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY LES FREMIÉRES 1996 Côte de Nuits. u. 3cm 1 bt.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200


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CASTELGIOCONDO MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1999 (1) Tuscany. u. vts.

TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 1998 Tuscany. u. 2 x bn. 1 x scuffed label

CAYMUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL SELECTION 1998 (3) Napa Valley. u. 1 x bn. 1 x scuffed label

CASTELGIOCONDO MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2007 (2) Tuscany.

2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

CAYMUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL SELECTION 2002 (1) Napa Valley.

LUCE DE LA VITE LUCE 2000 (1) Tuscany. u. bn.

This stunning, inky/plum/purple-tinged 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection boasts a glorious fragrance of creme de cassis, licorice, toasty oak, spice box, cassis and vanillin. Fullbodied, opulent, flashy and irresistible, this endearing, plush, exuberant, opulent Cabernet Sauvignon is 3-5 years away from full maturity, yet it is already complex and rewarding. It should last for another two decades. WA 96

CASTELLO BANFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1997 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. scuffed label CASTELLO BANFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA POGGIO ALL’ORO 1997 (2) Tuscany. IL POGGIONE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA 1990 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. scuffed label & wrinkled capsule 7 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

459 MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 1991 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. scuffed label

462

TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2000 (1) Tuscany. I am happy to see this holding on so well a"er not tasting it for years. It was always a richer and so"er Sassicaia due to the hot growing season. I drank this in Cannes, France, yesterday with some friends and it now shows a so" and delicious character with dried fruits, spice and mushroom and hints of herbs. Fullbodied, silky and velvety. Round and clean. Drink or hold. But wonderful and sassy now. June 2016 jamessuckling.com WA 93 JS 93 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2001 (1) Tuscany. u. bn.

MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 1994 (1) Tuscany.

3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

JS 94

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MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 1997 (1) Tuscany. WA 96 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

460 LUCE DE LA VITE LUCE 1995 (1) Tuscany. u. vts. MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 1998 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. peeling label WA 93 MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 1999 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. WA 94 MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2000 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. 4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

CAYMUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1997 (2) Napa Valley. CAYMUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1999 (2) Napa Valley. CAYMUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2000 (2) Napa Valley. 1 x peeling label CAYMUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2001 (1) Napa Valley. CAYMUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2002 (1) Napa Valley. 8 bts. per lot $700 - $1,200

4 bts. per lot $600 - $800

465 DOMINUS ESTATE 2000 (1) Napa Valley. DOMINUS ESTATE 2001 (1) Napa Valley. wrinkled label The 2001 Dominus is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot. A classic in the making, this is a flawless, seamless example of elegant, complex Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that possesses a Bordeaux-like personality. This gorgeous, sexy, opulent, dense ruby/purplecolored wine reveals sweet caramel, mocha, creme de cassis and kirsch notes intermixed with a hint of espresso roast as well as underbrush. Ripe, long and full-bodied with well-integrated tannin, acidity, alcohol and wood, this prodigious 2001 is drinkable now and over the next 25+ years given this estate’s longevity track record. A virtually perfect wine, it is one of the most complex 2001s at present. WA 98 DOMINUS ESTATE 2002 (1) Napa Valley. This 2002 was virtually perfect when I tasted it in early May. Even be#er than I predicted seven years ago, this 4,500-case blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot and Merlot has blossomed beautifully, revealing even greater intensity and potential than I predicted. A flawless, seamless integration of tannin, wood, alcohol and acidity is found in this dense, plum/purplecolored Dominus, along with copious notes of sweet black currants interwoven with kirsch, forest floor, unsmoked cigar tobacco, new saddle leather and forest floor. Full-bodied with velvety tannins, stunning elegance and a 45second finish, this sensational 2002 rivals two of the all-time great wines made at Dominus, 1991 and 1994. June 2012 WA 99 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,200


466

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OPUS ONE 1994 (1) Napa Valley.

CHÂTEAU BOYD-CANTENAC 1979 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. ts. bin soiled & scraped label

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2003 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

OPUS ONE 1997 (1) Napa Valley. OPUS ONE 1998 (1) Napa Valley.

CHÂTEAU DU DOMAINE DE L'EGLISE 1978 (2) Pomerol. u. 2 x hs. 2 x scraped labels

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

CHÂTEAU FONPLÉGADE 1979 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. vts. glue stained & soiled label

467

CHÂTEAU KIRWAN 1979 (1) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé u. ts. glue stained & peeling label

BERINGER VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON KNIGHT’S VALLEY 1996 (1) Sonoma County. u. bn. scuffed label

CHÂTEAU L’ARROSÉE 1983 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. bn. scuffed label

BERINGER VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON KNIGHT’S VALLEY 1997 (1) Sonoma County. u. bn. scuffed label RIDGE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CABERNET 1994 (1) Santa Cruz Mountains. u. bn. ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1997 (1) Stags Leap District, Napa Valley. u. bn. scuffed label

CHÂTEAU LA LAGUNE 1978 (1) Haut-Médoc. 3ième Cru Classé u. vts. scraped label CHÂTEAU LANGOA BARTON 1979 (1) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé u. ts. soiled & scraped label

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 2 bts.

471 MIGUEL TORRES CABERNET SAUVIGNON MAS LA PLANA 2001 Penedès, Spain. u. 2 x 1 cm. 2 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU MONLOT CAPET 1979 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. ms. bin soiled label

2 mags.

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1980 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. vts. soiled label

472

SIMI CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE 1994 (1) Sonoma County. scuffed label

10 bts.

5 bts. per lot $300 - $500

469

per lot $800 - $1,000

per lot $200 - $400

MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON 1964 (1) Champagne. MÖET & CHANDON DOM PÉRIGNON 2009 (1, OC) Champagne.

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2000 Saint-Émilion. 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 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

WA 93+ 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

473 CASE BASSE DI GIANFRANCO SOLDERA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1987 Tuscany. 2 x scuffed labels 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

474 GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI ROSSO DEL BEPI 1996 (2) Veneto. u. 2 x bn. 2 x scuffed labels GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI ALZERO CABERNET FRANC 1995 (1) Veneto. scuffed label 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900


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482

DOW VINTAGE PORT 1977 (1 mag.) Douro, Portugal. stained label

DOMAINE DUJAC BONNES MARES 2010 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

JORDAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1977 (1) Alexander Valley, Sonoma County. u. hs. wrinkled label. scraped capsule

WA 93 DOW VINTAGE PORT 2007 (6 hf. bt.) Douro, Portugal. The 2007 Dow’s Vintage Port is one of the stars of the vintage. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it offers up an already complex bouquet of mineral, pencil lead, licorice, spice box, and assorted black fruits. On the palate it is quite massive, slightly dry in the house style, and packed with fruit. It has the structure to be one of the long distance runners of the vintage taking as much as 20 years to reach its peak and drinking well through 2050. February 2010 WA 94 FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 2007 (6 hf. bt.) Douro, Portugal. 12 hf. bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

476 GRAHAM'S VINTAGE PORT 2007 (5 hf. bt.) Douro, Portugal. TAYLOR FLADGATE VINTAGE PORT 2007 (5 hf. bt.) Douro, Portugal. 10 hf. bts.

per lot $600 - $800

477 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2009 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 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 1 bt.

per lot $300 - $500

The 2010 Bonnes-Mares boasts gorgeous energy and precision in its aromatics. Sweet red cherries, flowers, mint and spices are some of the nuances that flow from this elegant, refined Bonnes-Mares. The theme of finesse is woven throughout this sleek, engaging beauty, while some of the wilder notes that are at times present in the wine seem tamed, at least today. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040. December 2011 WA (95-97) 1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

479

JORDAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1978 (1) Alexander Valley, Sonoma County. u. bn. wrinkled label S.ANDERSON CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1992 (1 mag.) Stags Leap District, Napa Valley. S.ANDERSON CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1993 (1 mag.) Stags Leap District, Napa Valley. S.ANDERSON CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1995 (1 mag.) Stags Leap District, Napa Valley.

JORDAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1976 Alexander Valley, Sonoma County. u. 3 x vts. 1 x ts. 3 x scraped labels. 2 x stained labels. 4 x wrinkled labels

2 bts. & 3 mags.

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

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

483

480

WA 94

DOMINUS ESTATE 2007 (OWC) Napa Valley.

7 bts.

The 2008 Dominus may eclipse the 2007, but it may just be a ma"er of style. The 2007 Dominus, the quintessential model of haute couture, is pure elegance exhibiting a seamless integration of wood, tannin, alcohol and acidity as well as a complex bouquet of cedar, new saddle leather, sweet kirsch, black currant and plum fruit and a notion of licorice. Both the 2007 and 2008 Dominus should drink well for 25-30 years. WA 98 3 mags.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

481 DOMINUS ESTATE 1996 (5) Napa Valley. The 1996 Dominus, a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot, tips the scales at 14.2% alcohol. Although this offering lacks the power, intensity, and compelling characteristics of the 1991 and 1994, it is not far off the pace of those two monumental wines. A super nose of roasted coffee, chocolate, dried herbs, black fruits and kirsch is both intense and persuasive. The wine displays terrific richness, medium to full body, low acidity, a succulent, opulent texture, and superb purity. This beautifully made 1996 is one of the few wines that has successfully tamed the vintage's elevated tannin level. It should be relatively drinkable upon its release, yet evolve nicely for two decades. Impressive! WA 95 SCHUG CARNEROS ESTATE WINERY PINOT NOIR CARNEROS 2005 (1 3 ltr., OWC) Sonoma Valley. Bo"le # 21 of 32 5 bts. & 1 3 ltr.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

per lot $500 - $700

per lot $300 - $500

484 TWO HANDS WINES SHIRAZ ARES 2003 Barossa Valley, South Australia. One of the most expensive offerings in this portfolio is the 2003 Shiraz Ares, a 230-case cuvee that flirts with perfection. A selection of the best lots of Bella’s Garden, it is a kinky, but fabulous Shiraz fashioned from very old vines, and aged in 100% new French oak (which is barely noticeable given the wine’s concentration). An opaque purple color is accompanied by a flamboyant, riveting bouquet of roasted meats, blackberry liqueur, charcoal, and white flowers. Full-bodied and voluptuous with amazing purity, concentration, and texture, this sensational Australian red should drink well for 15-20 years. October 2005 WA 98 1 6 ltr. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

485 CLONAKILLA SHIRAZ VIOGNIER 2005 (2) Canberra, New South Wales. 1 x scraped label HENSCHKE HILL OF GRACE 1997 (1, OWC) Eden Valley, Australia. KATNOOK ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2000 (1 3 ltr., OWC) Coonawarra, South Australia. 3 bts. & 1 3 ltr.

per lot $800 - $1,000


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PENFOLDS GRANGE HERMITAGE BIN 95 1979 South Australia. u. ms. stained label

PENFOLDS GRANGE 1995 (1) South Australia.

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1999 Pomerol. 2 x scraped labels

1 bt.

per lot $400 - $600

WA 92 PENFOLDS GRANGE 1996 (1) South Australia. WA 93

487

PENFOLDS GRANGE 2001 (1) South Australia.

PENFOLDS GRANGE 1990 South Australia. u. 1 x bn. The 1990 performed well in the tasting, but, along with the 1980, was the least impressive of these Granges. The 1990 is loosely knit, seems to border on overripeness with its jammy character, and has a slightly more aggressive style of tannin ... or are the acids more pronounced? It is certainly outstanding, displaying full body along with a classic smoky, blackberry, cassis, pepper, and forest floorscented bouquet. Of all these wines, it appears to be the most evolved. June 2009 WA 94+ 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

488 PENFOLDS GRANGE 1991 (1) South Australia. Medium brick colored with a garnet core, the 1991 Grange has a wonderful perfume of black and red fruits preserves, prunes, figs and plum preserves with suggestions of licorice and dark chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, rich, powerful and spicy right through the long finish, this Grange still has loads of life and should cellar for another 10-20 years. September 2015 Drink: 2015-2025 WA 95 PENFOLDS GRANGE 1992 (1) South Australia. scuffed label WA 92 PENFOLDS GRANGE 1993 (1) South Australia. 3 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

2001 is undeniably one of the top examples of this wine. At this stage, it appears to eclipse the 1998 and 1996. Inky/blue/purple to the rim, with a stunning perfume of blueberries, blackberries, chocolate, graphite, and earth, it boasts good acidity, huge tannins, magnificent concentration, and a multilayered, textured mouthfeel. It is a big, but impeccably wellbalanced Shiraz that should shed some of its structure and tannin over the next 4-5 years, and be at its best between 2010-2030+. October 2016 WA 98+ 3 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

490 PENFOLDS GRANGE 1997 South Australia. WA 94 1 mag.

per lot $600 - $800

491 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1995 Pomerol. 2 x wrinkled & scuffed labels 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

This wine is turning out much in the style of such wonderful Petrus vintages as 1967 and 1971. Although not as outstanding as either the 1998 or 2000, it displays beautiful intensity and finesse in a more evolved style than one normally expects from this estate. The wine has a dense, nearly opaque ruby/purple color, sweet black cherry, mulberry, truffle-infused fruit, full body, low acidity, admirable purity, and sweet tannin. It should be ready to drink in 5-6 years, and will last for two decades. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030. Only 2,400 cases were produced. WA 94 2 bts.

per lot $5,500 - $6,000

494 CHÂTEAU PALMER 2008 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé A stunning success for the vintage, and possibly the Margaux of the year, this wine, which achieved 13.5% natural alcohol, is a blend of 51% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petit Verdot. Loads of barbecue smoke, licorice, incense, blackberry, new saddle leather and forest floor notes jump from the glass of this dense, purple-colored wine. Extraordinarily intense and full-bodied, with plenty of tannin, but not the formidable structure of the 2010, this is going to be one of the longest-lived wines of 2008. It is full, rich, layered, and should be reasonably approachable with 3-4 years of bo"le age, and will also keep for 30+ years. May 2011 WA 94 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

495 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1981 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. soiled & stained label CHÂTEAU PALMER 2000 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. bn.

492

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

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1996 Pomerol. u. 1 x bn. 2 x wrinkled & scraped labels

PAVILLON BLANC DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1999 (1) Margaux. Premier Cru Classé

2 bts.

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

2 bts.

per lot $6,000 - $6,500

per lot $5,000 - $6,000


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CHATEAU MOUTON-D'ARMAILHACQ 1928 (1) Médoc. u. ls. bin soiled, torn & stained label. corroded capsule

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1988 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1982 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. vts. wrinkled & scuffed label

497

Broodingly backward and in need of considerable bo"le age, the 1988 is a classic expression of Lafite. This deeply-colored wine exhibits the tell-tale Lafite bouquet of cedar, subtle herbs, dried pit fruits, minerals, and cassis. Extremely concentrated, with brilliantly focused flavors and huge tannins, this backward, yet impressively endowed LafiteRothschild may well turn out to be the wine of the vintage! Anticipated maturity: 2000-2035. WA 94

CHÂTEAU GUIRAUD 2006 (OWC) Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé

1 bt.

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

CHÂTEAU POTENSAC 1996 (1) Médoc. 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

per lot $800 - $1,000

12 bts. per lot $600 - $800

501

498

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1995 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scraped label

CHÂTEAU MOUTON BARON PHILIPPE DOMAINE ROTHSCHILD 1967 (1) Médoc. Grand Cru Classé u. bn. soiled label CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1967 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

499 CARRUADES DE LAFITE 1996 (1) Pauillac. CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2000 (1) 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 Drink: 2011-2036 WS 96 WA 97 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2008 (3) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé WA 92 5 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

502 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1996 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. vts. scraped 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 1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,000

503 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1964 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

1 bt.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

505 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1995 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé soiled, wrinkled & peeling label A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 19% Merlot, it reveals an opaque purple color, and reluctant aromas of cassis, truffles, coffee, licorice, and spice. In the mouth, the wine is "great stuff," with superb density, a full-bodied personality, rich midpalate, and a layered, profound finish that lasts for 40+ seconds. There is outstanding purity and high tannin, but my instincts suggest this wine is lower in acidity and slightly fleshier than the brawnier, bigger 1996. Both are great efforts from Mouton-Rothschild. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2030. February 1998 WS 94 WA 95 JS 95 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

506 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1998 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label 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 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800


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510

514

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

CHÂTEAU L'EVANGILE 2000 Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 2000 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A wine stained 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 bt.

per lot $700 - $900

508 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2000 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé scuffed 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 bt.

per lot $700 - $900

509 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2000 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé scuffed label WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $700 - $900

This is an absolutely spectacular L’Evangile. It remains to be seen whether 2009 will eclipse this great effort. Largely a Merlot-dominated blend with some Cabernet Franc in it, the greatness of this terroir is exhibited in the complexity of the nose, which offers up hints of subtle chocolate, blueberry, blackberry, truffle, barbecue smoke, and graphite. Dense, rich, and full-bodied, with an opulence and succulence that are prodigious, the tannins are present but extremely sweet, and the wine multidimensional and just emerging as a compellingly complex, head-turning beauty. Drink it now and over the next 20-25 years. Kudos to L’Evangile. June 2010 Drink: 2010 -2035 WA 98

WS 94 WA 99 1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

515 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 2000 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A WS 94 WA 99 1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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

516

511 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1997 Pomerol. u. vts 1 bt.

per lot $2,400 - $2,600

512 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1995 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A u. 2 x bn. 2 x bin soiled labels WA 92 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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

per lot $500 - $700

513

517

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 2000 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2000 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

Coming out of a relatively dormant state, this 2000 is a spectacular Cheval Blanc. Of recent vintages, I think only the 2009 can give it a run for its money. A blend of 53% Merlot and 47% Cabernet Franc, the wine has a sweet nose of menthol, melted licorice, boysenberry, blueberry, and cassis. A broad wine with compelling purity, a layered texture, and sweet tannin, with hints of coffee and earth in the background, this is by far the best Cheval Blanc since 1990 and before 2009. It is a legend in the making and can actually be drunk now, as the tannins have nearly melted away. This is a beauty with incredibly complex aromatics. Drink it over the next 25-30 years. June 2010 Drink: 2010-2040 WS 94 WA 99 1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $500 - $700

518 CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2000 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $500 - $700


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CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2009 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé scraped label

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2008 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU GRAND VIN DE LÉOVILLE DU MARQUIS LAS CASES 1995 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label

This wine has an inky purple color and a stunningly sweet, ripe nose of mulberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, licorice and incense. The oak still has some presence in the aromatics, as well as in the full-bodied, very concentrated, skyscraper-like mouthfeel and texture. This wine feels almost as if you could lose your palate in it, it is so dense and deep, yet at the same time it possesses silky tannins and rather remarkable purity, balance, and a good 60-second-plus finish. This is an amazing wine and probably will be drinkable in 5-10 years (although actually it could be drunk now because of the vintage’s voluptuous texture), and again, seems to have 50 or more years of longevity. It is clearly a modern Bordeaux legend. August 2015 WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $400 - $600

520 CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 2000 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé A stunning wine from Ducru Beaucaillou which showcases its great terroir, this elegant but substantial 2000 has a dense purple color that has hardly budged since it was first bo!led. Displaying a floral note, with hints of boysenberries, black raspberries, black currants and a touch of background oak, the wine has superb concentration and density, but still has some substantial tannins that are not yet fully resolved. I originally predicted that it should be drinkable from 2010-2030, but I would modify that now to 2015-2035. June 2010 WA 95 CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 2009 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

One of the finest over-achieving efforts in this vintage as well as a “best buy” for a top-flight St.-Julien, this 2008 is an irresistible success. It reveals an opaque ruby/purple color, lots of unctuosity and a boatload of sweet cassis and black cherry fruit intertwined with notions of licorice, smoke and oak. Full-bodied, remarkably concentrated and stunningly pure and textured, this sensational wine is already drinking well, and will be even be!er with 2-3 years of cellaring. It should last for 20-25 years. Bravo! May 2011 Drink: 2013-2028 WA 94 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 2000 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 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+ CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 2001 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé WA 92 5 bts. per lot $600 - $800

The wine boasts an opaque ruby/purple color, and exceptionally pure, beautifully knit aromas of black fruits, minerals, vanillin, and spice. On the a!ack, it is staggeringly rich, yet displays more noticeable tannin than its younger sibling. Exceptionally ripe cassis fruit, the judicious use of toasty new oak, and a thrilling mineral character intertwined with the high quality of fruit routinely obtained by Las Cases, make this a compelling effort. The finish is incredibly long in this classic. Only 35% of the harvest was of sufficient quality for the 1995 Leoville-LasCases. Drink: 2005-2025 WS 95 WA 95 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1996 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label 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 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1997 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé wine stained label

The 2009 Ducru Beaucaillou will eclipse the brilliant wines produced in 2005, 2003 and 2000. It will be interesting to see how the 2009 fares against the 2010 a"er twenty years of aging, but my money is on the 2009. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot that achieved 13.5% natural alcohol, this inky purple, unctuous wine possesses classic aromas of graphite, creme de cassis, blueberries, violets, licorice and Christmas fruitcake. Full-bodied and intense with Ducru’s inimitable elegance and purity, it should firm up in the bo!le a"er 7 -10 years of cellaring and last for 40-50 years. Magnificent! December 2011 Drink: 2019-2069 WA 100

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

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

1 bt. & 1 hf. bt.

523 CASE BASSE DI GIANFRANCO SOLDERA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1999 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. scuffed label DAL FORNO ROMANO RECIOTO AMATA 1997 (1 hf. bt.) Veneto. peeling label per lot $800 - $1,000


524

528

536

MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2000 (1) Tuscany. u. ts. scuffed label

CHÂTEAU BELLE-VUE 2009 Haut-Médoc.

STRATUS RED 2007 (OWC) Niagara, Ontario.

TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2000 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. wine stained label

10 bts.

6 bts. per lot $200 - $400

I am happy to see this holding on so well a"er not tasting it for years. It was always a richer and so"er Sassicaia due to the hot growing season. I drank this in Cannes, France, yesterday with some friends and it now shows a so" and delicious character with dried fruits, spice and mushroom and hints of herbs. Fullbodied, silky and velvety. Round and clean. Drink or hold. But wonderful and sassy now. June 2016 jamessuckling.com WA 93 JS 93

per lot $500 - $700

529

537

CHÂTEAU BELLE-VUE 2009 (OWC) Haut-Médoc.

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2008 (4) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

525

CHÂTEAU SAINT PAUL 2009 (11) Haut-Médoc. 8 x scuffed labels. 2 x scraped 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

LEACOCK'S MADEIRA BUAL 1863 Madeira, Portugal. scraped label

18 bts.

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

1 bt.

531

2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

per lot $800 - $1,000

12 bts. per lot $600 - $800

530 CHÂTEAU LES GRANDS CHÊNES 2009 (7) Médoc.

per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU LANESSAN 2009 (OWC) Haut-Médoc.

526 BLANDY'S MALVASIA SOLERA 1863 (1) Madeira, Portugal. torn label

12 bts. per lot $500 - $700

CROFT VINTAGE PORTO 1994 (1) Douro, Portugal.

532

2 bts.

CHÂTEAU LANESSAN 2009 (OWC) Haut-Médoc.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

527 GRACE FAMILY CABERNET SAUVIGNON VINEYARD 29 1997 (1) Napa Valley. u. bn. OPUS ONE 1998 (1) Napa Valley. TORBRECK THE DESCENDANT 2001 (1) Barossa Valley, South Australia. u. 1 cm. scraped label Aged in used French oak casks for 18 months prior to being bo#led unfiltered, the 2001 Descendant is a 1,000 case blend of 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier cropped at approximately 1.5 tons of fruit per acre. This spectacular Australian red offers an aromatic smorgasbord of honeysuckle intermixed with blackberry and creme de cassis liqueurs, licorice, coffee, and spice. There is fabulous fruit purity, tremendous intensity, and great balance with flavor, power, and elegance all combined into a riveting example of Barossa Valley wine. It should drink well for 10-12 years. August 2003 WA 98 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

12 bts. per lot $500 - $700

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

533 CHÂTEAU PIPEAU 2005 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 10 bts.

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

per lot $400 - $600

534 CHÂTEAU PIPEAU 2009 (OWC) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 12 bts. per lot $500 - $700

535 CHÂTEAU CLAUZET 2009 Saint-Estèphe. 8 bts. per lot $500 - $700

538 CASTELGIOCONDO MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1997 (1) Tuscany. scraped label CONTERNO FANTINO BAROLO SORÍ GINISTRA 1998 (1) Piedmonte. u. bn. scuffed label NEGRAR AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 1998 (1) Veneto. u. 1.5 cm. scraped label PRUNOTTO BAROLO BUSSIA 1998 (1) Piedmonte. scraped label PRUNOTTO BAROLO CANNUBI 1996 (1) Piedmonte. stained & scraped label 5 bts. per lot $400 - $600


539

542

546

TAYLOR FLADGATE VINTAGE PORT 1970 (1) Douro, Portugal. u. ts.

DOMAINE DUJAC CLOS DE LA ROCHE 2013 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

MARTIN RAY MERLOT 1998 Napa Valley. 5 x wrinkled & scraped labels

WA 96 TAYLOR FLADGATE VINTAGE PORT 1994 (3) Douro, Portugal. 2 x stained labels Drink: 2008-2045 WS 100 WA 97 4 bts. per lot $700 - $900

5 bts. per lot $400 - $600

547 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 1998 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 2 x 2 cm. bin soiled labels WA 93

540

2 bts.

MIGUEL TORRES CABERNET SAUVIGNON MAS LA PLANA 1996 (1) Penedès, Spain. scraped label MIGUEL TORRES CABERNET SAUVIGNON MAS LA PLANA 2001 (1 mag.) Penedès, Spain. u. 2 cm MIGUEL TORRES CABERNET SAUVIGNON MAS LA PLANA 2003 (1 mag.) Penedès, Spain. u. 2 cm. scraped label 1 bt. & 2 mags.

per lot $200 - $400

541

GRGICH HILLS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1997 (1) Napa Valley. scraped label JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS INSIGNIA PROPRIETARY RED WINE 1998 (1) Napa Valley. u. bn peeling label OSOYOOS LAROSE LE GRAND VIN 2001 (6) Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. SILVER OAK CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1993 (1) Napa Valley. u. bn.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

543

REMOISSENET PÈRE ET FILS HOSPICES DE BEAUNE BEAUNE CUVÉE NICOLAS ROLIN 1972 (2) Côte de Beaune. u. 2 x 4 cm. stained labels

DOMAINE DUJAC CLOS SAINT-DENIS 2013 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

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

The 2013 Clos Saint Denis Grand Cru has a slight reduction on the nose, but underneath that there is a floral note and what appears to be fine minerality. The palate is medium-bodied and takes time to coalesce in the glass, but it eventually finds good structure and an intriguing coconut note on the finish. Quite dense in the mouth, there is an appealing salinity within this Grand Cru, but I would give it 4 or 5 years before broaching a bo!le. December 2014 WA (93-95) 2 bts.

DIAMOND CREEK VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON GRAVELLY MEADOW 1996 (1) Napa Valley. stained label

10 bts.

Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, Domaine Dujac's 2013 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru has a more backward and reticent nose than that of Bichot's, but it is well defined with clever use of stems, wonderful mineralité and poise while translating the essence of the vineyard. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, well judged acidity, clean and pure with superb balance on the harmonious finish that has just a li!le hardness at the moment. It's a proper "sit and wait" Grand Cru, but both the si!ing and waiting will be worth it. Tasted September 2016. Drink: 2021-2045 WA 94

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

544 DOMAINE MÉO-CAMUZET RICHEBOURG 2014 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé The 2014 Richebourg Grand Cru has a pure blackcurrant and dark cherry-scented bouquet with fine mineral tones, quite Grand Echézeaux in style, gently unfolding with sorbet-like freshness emerging from beneath that fruity carapace. This is extremely focused. The palate is medium-bodied with an impressive arching structure. It feels quite bold, solid and aristocratic, though maybe the Cros Parantoux is endowed with the charm this year. December 2015 Drink: 2018-2038 WA (93-95) 1 bt.

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

per lot $800 - $1,200

545 MASI AMARONE DI VALPOLICELLA MAZZANO 1990 (9) Veneto. u. 3 x 1 cm. 4 x 2 cm. 2 x 3 cm. 9 x stained labels SEREGO ALIGHIERI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA 1990 (3) Veneto. u. 3 x 1 cm. 3 x stained labels 12 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

548 THE WINEMAKERS' COLLECTION CUVÉE NO.1 MICHEL ROLLAND 2005 (3) Haut-Médoc. 1 x scuffed label THE WINEMAKERS' COLLECTION CUVÉE NO.2 DENIS DUBOURDIEU 2006 (3) Haut-Médoc. THE WINEMAKERS' COLLECTION CUVÉE NO.3 ANDREA FRANCHETTI 2007 (3) Haut-Médoc. 9 bts. per lot $300 - $500


549

553

557

CHATEAU MONTELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2002 (1) Napa Valley.

CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2005 Pomerol.

DOMENICO CLERICO BAROLO PAJANA 2001 (1) Piedmonte.

CHATEAU MONTELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON THE MONTELENA ESTATE 2001 (1) Napa Valley. CHATEAU MONTELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON THE MONTELENA ESTATE 2002 (1) Napa Valley. This appears to be one of the great efforts from Chateau Montelena, something I think I was correct about when I gave it an “in the bo"le” rating in 2006 of 95+. It is still an amazingly young wine that came from old vines on the famous St. George rootstock that did not require replanting because of the phylloxera epidemic that swept through Napa in the late 1980's and 1990's. Despite its lo#y 14.4% alcohol (high by Montelena standards) and the overall flamboyance of the 2002 vintage, it needs another 4-6 years of cellaring. This young, classic Cabernet Sauvignon represents the quintessential traditional school of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. It possesses an inky/blue/purple color in addition to a tight, but promising nose of black currants, crushed rocks, earth and spice. Rich, full-bodied, pure and brilliantly executed, with perfect harmony, this is a sensational yet forebodingly backward, youthful Cabernet Sauvignon that needs 4-6 years of cellaring and should keep another quarter of a century. WA 96 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

550 CHÂTEAU PALMER ALTER EGO DE PALMER 2004 (3) Margaux. CHÂTEAU SÉGLA 2001 (1) Margaux. 4 bts. per lot $300 - $500

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

LUIGI SCAVINO AZELIA BAROLO SAN ROCCO 2001 (1) Piedmonte.

554

YALUMBA THE SIGNATURE CABERNET SAUVIGNON/SHIRAZ 2001 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia.

CHÂTEAU BEAU-SÉJOUR BÉCOT 1983 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B bin soiled, scraped & scuffed label CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE 1989 (1) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé u. vts. scuffed label CLOS DUBREUIL 2000 (1) Saint-Émilion. CLOS DUBREUIL 2001 (1) Saint-Émilion. 4 bts. per lot $300 - $500

555 CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2005 Saint-Émilion. 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 $1,300 - $1,500

556

551 CHÂTEAU D’ARMAILHAC 1990 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. bn. wrinkled & scuffed label. CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1987 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé wrinkled & scraped label. corroded capsule 2 bts.

WA 92

per lot $500 - $700

552 CHÂTEAU LATOUR LES FORTS DE LATOUR 2004 (3) Pauillac. CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1993 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label 4 bts. per lot $700 - $900

CHÂTEAU DOISY-DAËNE 2007 (3) Sauternais. 1 x scuffed label 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 LA TOUR BLANCHE 2005 (3 hf. bt.) Sauternais. u. 3 x bn. 3 bts. & 3 hf. bts.

per lot $300 - $500

WA 95 4 bts. per lot $400 - $600

558 DOMAINE DROUHIN-LAROZE CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE 2009 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé stained and wrinkled label DOMAINE JEAN GRIVOT NUITS-SAINTGEORGES RONCIÈRE 2009 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé stained label DOMAINE VINCENT GIRARDIN BIENVENUES-BÂTARD-MONTRACHET 2009 (1) Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label 3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

559 DOMAINE LEROY FIXIN 2009 (1) Côte de Nuits. scuffed label DOMAINE PÉGAU CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE RÉSERVÉE 2003 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. scraped label WS 97 WA 98 M. CHAPOUTIER CÔTE-RÔTIE LA MORDORÉE 2009 (1) Rhône. scuffed label 3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

560 DOMAINE ZIND-HUMBRECHT CLOS ST. URBAIN RANGEN DE THANN GEWURZTRAMINER 2012 (1) Alsace. Grand Cru Classé DOMAINE ZIND-HUMBRECHT CLOS ST. URBAIN RANGEN DE THANN PINOT GRIS 2010 (1) Alsace. Grand Cru Classé DOMAINE ZIND-HUMBRECHT CLOS ST. URBAIN RANGEN DE THANN RIESLING 2011 (1) Alsace. Grand Cru Classé 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500


561

565

567

CAYMUS VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 40TH ANNIVERSARY 2012 (1) Napa Valley.

ANGELO GAJA SPERSS 1999 (1) Piedmonte. u. bn.

PENFOLDS GRANGE 1995 (1) South Australia. u. bn. wrinkled label

They appear to be immune to some of winedom’s less than intelligent trends and fads that we see from time to time, and the result is a spectacular 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary offering. Its dense purple/black color is followed by copious quantities of crème de cassis and blackberry fruit, silky tannins, a voluptuous texture and stunning purity as well as length. This full-bodied effort is a fabulous example of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a tribute to this amazing family. It is so good now, why wait? However, I’m sure that like most vintages of Caymus, it will last for 20 -25 years. Amazing! 40th Anniversary Label October 2014 WA 96

The 1999 Sperss, from Serralunga d’Alba, is logically more backward than the Conteisa, a blast of tar, licorice, and chocolate on the nose, opulent, dense, very firm and structured on the palate, mouthfilling and chewy in texture, and in need of time. October 2003 WA 94

WA 92

CONTI COSTANTI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA 2001 (1) Tuscany. scuffed label

MARCHESI DI BAROLO BAROLO CANNUBI 2003 (1) Piedmonte.

2 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

COLDISOLE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2000 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. MARCHESI DI BAROLO BAROLO CANNUBI 1998 (1) Piedmonte.

MARCHESI DI BAROLO BAROLO SARMASSA 1998 (1) Piedmonte. PAOLO CONTERNO BAROLO GINESTRA 2003 (2) Piedmonte. 1 x marked label

562 ÁLVARO PALACIOS FINCA DOFÍ 2009 (1) Priorat, Catalonia. scuffed label May 2011 WA (94-97) DOMINIO PINGUS FLOR DE PINGUS 2009 (1) Ribera del Duero, Spain. scuffed label LA RIOJA ALTA GRAN RESERVA 904 2001 (1) Rioja, Spain. scuffed label

PAOLO CONTERNO BAROLO GINESTRA RISERVA 2000 (1) Piedmonte. wrinkled label PIEVE SANTA RESTITUTA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RENNIA 1997 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. stained label 9 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

PENFOLDS GRANGE 1996 (1) South Australia. stained label WA 93 2 bts.

568 PENFOLDS GRANGE 1990 (1) South Australia. wrinkled label The 1990 performed well in the tasting, but, along with the 1980, was the least impressive of these Granges. The 1990 is loosely knit, seems to border on overripeness with its jammy character, and has a slightly more aggressive style of tannin ... or are the acids more pronounced? It is certainly outstanding, displaying full body along with a classic smoky, blackberry, cassis, pepper, and forest floorscented bouquet. Of all these wines, it appears to be the most evolved. June 2009 WA 94+ PENFOLDS GRANGE 1994 (1) South Australia. u. bn. A substantial 11% of the 1994 Grange is Cabernet Sauvignon, and it's most clearly apparent on the elegant, leafy, floral nose. On the palate, it's more clearly Grange and Shirazlike, with plenty of weight and richness along with flavors of dried fruit, roasted meat and mocha, but there's also a sense that it's starting to lighten and become approachable/mature. Drink now or hold up to another 10 years or so. October 2018 Drink: 2018-2030 WA 94

3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

566

563

PENFOLDS MAGILL ESTATE SHIRAZ 1993 (2) South Australia. u. 2 x bn. 1 x wrinkled label

2 bts.

GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE 1995 Veneto. u. 1.5 cm.1 x scuffed label

PENFOLDS ST. HENRI SHIRAZ 1992 (1) South Australia. peeling label

569

1 bt.

WOLF BLASS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SHIRAZ BLACK LABEL 1995 (1) South Australia. scuffed label

per lot $600 - $800

564 GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE 1995 Veneto. u. 2 cm. 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

WOLF BLASS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SHIRAZ BLACK LABEL 1999 (1) South Australia. WOLF BLASS SHIRAZ PLATINUM LABEL 1999 (1) Barossa Valley, South Australia.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

CHÂTEAU SMITH-HAUT-LAFITTE 2001 (OWC) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé 12 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

570 CHÂTEAU SMITH-HAUT-LAFITTE 2004 (OWC) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé

6 bts. per lot $300 - $500 12 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200


571

574

579

CHÂTEAU L'EVANGILE 1982 (1) Pomerol. u. bn. wrinkled label

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1999 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label

PEARL MORISSETTE CHARDONNAY 2013 (2) Twenty Mile Bench, Ontario, Canada. 2 x scuffed labels

A blockbuster, dark plum/garnet-colored wine, the 1982 L’Evangile reveals a decadent, extravagantly rich nose of caramelized fruit, plum, licorice, smoked meats, and toffee. This opulent, full-bodied Pomerol caresses the palate with layers and layers of glycerin and fruit. The tannin is barely noticeable in this massive, rich, gorgeous effort. The complexity of the nose alone is worth a special admission price. It is close to full maturity, and is capable of lasting another 20-25 years. June 2009 Drink: 2009-2034 WA 98

The 1999 Chateau Margaux has been the standout First Growth since I first tasted the wine from barrel. Now reaching its plateau of maturity, it has an understated nose at first, armed with impressive mineralité with a gorgeous graphite seam. The definition and precision here is top class. The palate is medium-bodied and smooth in texture, very harmonious and assured, surprisingly with some new oak still to be fully assimilated into the wine. The signature Margaux traits of crushed black cherries and violets comes through towards the finish, suggestions of raspberry reserve and desiccated orange peel enhancing the long finish. Perhaps I might temper my initial enthusiasm for the 1999 Château Margaux...but only slightly. It comes highly recommended. Tasted May 2016. WS 93 WA 95

PEARL MORISSETTE PINOT NOIR 2013 (2) Twenty Mile Bench, Ontario, Canada.

CHÂTEAU LE GAY 1982 (1) Pomerol. u. bn. bin soiled label Made by the same team that produced the perfect 1982 Lafleur, this wine had been forgo"en in my cellar. While it’s clear that the new owner, Catherine Pere-Verge, has made some amazing wines since 2005 (especially the 2008), the 1982 is a wine for the ages. Still an inky/purple color, it boasts an extraordinary perfume of spring flowers intermixed with black raspberries, truffles, and kirsch. Full-bodied with velvety tannins, the wine remains extremely young, but the sweetness of the tannins and the sensational fruit concentration make for a remarkable wine that should evolve for another 30+ years. June 2009 Drink: 2009 -2039 WA 97+

1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

575 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 2001 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A stained & scuffed label WA 93

4 bts. per lot $100 - $300

580 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2004 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé It has been a few years since I last tasted the 2004 Haut-Brion. Now at 12 years of age, it retains its deep color. The bouquet is "pleasant" if not as complex as the 2004 Latour, yet it's possibly just biding its time as it gradually opens with black fruit, black olive, even a touch of mint that might dupe you into thinking Pauillac. The palate is medium-bodied and very harmonious, almost caressing thanks to the Merlot lending that velvety texture. The second half changes tack, the Cabernet nudging the Merlot off the stage and delivering a more structured, possibly foursquare finish that is linear and correct. It is an excellent wine for the vintage although it will always be overshadowed by the 2005 inter alia. Maybe more personality just needs to develop? Tasted September 2016. Drink: 2010-2040 WA 93

VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 1982 (1) Pomerol. u. vts. scraped label

1 mag.

WA 93

576

581

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

CHÂTEAU LA DOMINIQUE 2010 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 3 x scuffed labels

KRUG CHAMPAGNE BRUT 1996 Champagne.

572

WA 93

CHÂTEAU LARCIS-DUCASSE 2003 (OWC) Saint-Émilion.

3 bts. per lot $200 - $400

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

577

573

LUCIEN LE MOINE GRAND ÉCHEZEAUX 2005 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 1982 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé scraped label

2 bts.

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 1982 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé wrinkled & bin soiled label

578

CHÂTEAU PETIT-VILLAGE 1982 (1) Pomerol. u. bn. scuffed label

FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 2000 Douro, Portugal. 5 x scraped labels

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

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

per lot $800 - $900

The 2000 Fonseca continues to exude finesse and focus on the nose, with pure blackberry, juniper berries, licorice and a touch of sloes, perhaps as Adrian Bridge remarked, just beginning to close a$er ten years in bo"le. The palate is underpinned by very fine tannins, a sensual, svelte texture with wonderful acidity. The harmony and symmetry is alluring, the finish precise and demonstrating the persistency to suggest a long future ahead. Drink 2020-2060. February 2013 WS 94 WA 96

1 bt.

The real surprise among Krug’s 1996s is the 1996 Vintage, which is drinking beautifully, even among this rarified air of single-vineyard Champagnes. The 1996 Vintage is explosive and creamy, with just the right balance of power, richness and freshness. The mousse is perhaps just a touch less refined than in the 1996 Clos du Mesnil and Clos d’Ambonnay, but it is also perfectly measured with the wine’s exuberant personality. This multi-dimensional, textured Champagne is at the early part of its drinking window and promises to deliver an incredible drinking experience over the coming decades. The take-away from this flight of 1996s from Krug is simple. Although the 1996 Vintage can’t possibly be described as inexpensive, it shows exceptionally well next to its much more expensive brethren and clearly delivers a similar level of quality. Readers who have the opportunity to pick up this wine should not hesitate. It is a gem. No disgorgement date provided. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2036. December 2009 WA 98 1 bt.

per lot $500 - $700

582 PENFOLDS GRANGE BIN 95 2003 South Australia. WS 94 WA 92 1 bt.

5 bts. per lot $500 - $700

per lot $500 - $700

per lot $400 - $600


583

590

596

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1997 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. scraped label

GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 1974 Veneto. u. 2 cm. soiled label

PENFOLDS CABERNET SHIRAZ BIN 620 2008 (OC) South Australia. Bo!le # 5434

1 bt.

per lot $500 - $700

584 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1969 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x hs. soiled label

1 bt.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

591

Bo!le #126229

GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO RISERVA 1977 Veneto. u. 3 cm.

1 hf. bt.

1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

per lot $600 - $800

585

592

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1969 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x ms. soiled label

PENFOLDS GRANGE HERMITAGE BIN 95 1980 South Australia. stained label

Bo!le #126698 1 hf. bt.

WA 94+

per lot $600 - $800

586 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1994 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label 1 bt.

per lot $500 - $700

587 CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1967 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. hs. soiled & peeling label CHÂTEAU CANON 1947 (1 hf. bt.) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. hs. soiled label

1 bt.

per lot $500 - $700

593 SPOTTSWOODE CABERNET SAUVIGNON ESTATE 2010 Napa Valley. scraped label Consistently perfect from barrel and bo!le multiple times, the 2010 is one of the recent blockbuster efforts from Spo!swoode. Superb aromatics of spring flowers, blue and black fruits, forest floor and a touch of toast, are followed by a wine of exceptional intensity, texture, purity and a full-bodied finish with velvety, but noticeable tannins. This is still extremely young, but also remarkably impressive even though it is only six years of age. Expect this to hit its prime in about 10 years and last for at least 40. August 2016 Drink: 2016-2056 WA 100

WA 93 1 bt. 1 bt. & 1 hf. bt.

594

588 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 1978 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 2 cm. stained & soiled label 1 bt.

per lot $300 - $500

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

NICOLAS CATENA ZAPATA MALBEC ADRIANNA VINEYARD 2005 (4) Mendoza, Argentina. NICOLAS CATENA ZAPATA MALBEC ARGENTINO VINEYARD 2005 (5) Mendoza, Argentina.

per lot $300 - $500 9 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

589 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 1983 Tuscany. u. 2 x bn. 1 x wrinkled label 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

595 NICOLAS CATENA ZAPATA 2005 (OWC) Mendoza, Argentina. 10 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2008 Bin 620 Coonawarra Cabernet Shiraz (a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 49% Shiraz) is a li!le restrained on the nose, presenting earthy, black truffle, moss covered bark and loam aromas over gentle notes of cassis, crushed blackberries, chocolate mint and pencil shavings, plus a fragrant whiff of cloves. Medium to full bodied, very ripe and rich in the mouth, the complex, layered fruit is densely packed and well supported by firm, finely grained tannins and very crisp acid. The finish is very long with a subtle hint of mint interspersed with warm berries, vanilla and baking spices. Consider drinking it 2015 to 2025 +. Only about 900 cases were made of this wine. December 2011 WA 98+ 1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

597 PENFOLDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON BIN 707 2004 (1) South Australia. scraped label The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon “Bin 707” is one of the Penfolds’ flagship wines. It was aged for 15 months in 100% new American oak. Opaque purple/black, it exhibits a classic Cabernet nose of cedar, tobacco, spice box, black currant, and blackberry liqueur. Mediumbodied (13.5% alcohol) but dense and concentrated, with tons of black fruit flavor, the wine is tightly knit, structured, beautifully balanced, and very promising. It needs a minimum of 10-12 years of cellaring and should provide pleasure through 2040. October 2007 Drink: 2017-2040 WA 95 PENFOLDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON BIN 707 2006 (2) South Australia. 2 scraped labels The Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 16 months in new American oak hogsheads. A glass-coating opaque purple, it displays aromas of pain grille, pencil lead, mulberry, spice box, and black currant. Medium to fullbodied and seriously structured, it has the fruit to complement its frame. On the palate, espresso and chocolate make an appearance along with layers of savory black fruits. Dense and exceptionally lengthy it will continue to unwind for another 6-8 years and drink well from 2015 to 2031. December 2009 WA 94 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800


598

600

CHÂTEAU PALMER 2002 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé

BRUNO GIACOSA FALLETTO BARBARESCO ASILI 2003 (1) Piedmonte. scraped label

A successful wine for the vintage, this blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 8% Petit Verdot boasts complex notes of menthol, black currants, plums, licorice, and a hint of cappuccino in its stunning aromatics. Dense, medium to full-bodied, with high levels of tannin in a big, full-bodied style (much in the spirit of such classic Bordeaux vintages as 1966, 1986, and 1996), this wine possesses superb purity and serious length, but should be purchased only by those with considerable patience and a good, cold cellar, since it will need plenty of time. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2028. April 2005 WA 94 1 bt.

per lot $300 - $500

599 DOMAINE DE LA CHARBONNIÈRE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE LES HAUTES BRUSQUIÈRES CUVÉE SPECIALE 2009 (1 mag.) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. scuffed label

Bo"le #8593 MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2007 (1) Tuscany. The 2007 Tignanello is ripe with promise for the future. The wine has just started its evolutionary track with aromas of blackcurrant, dried blackberry and cherry. This was a warm but balanced vintage that shows beautiful results today and exceeds my already high expectations. There is a steady thickness and determination to the wine that carries it forward. This was the last vintage made in the Tignanello winery before the structure saw a major overhaul. Given the staying power of this historic wine, I feel that this vintage will hold easily for another 20 years or more. WS 92 WA 95 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

601

DOMAINE HENRI REBOURSEAU GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 2001 (1) Côte de Nuits.

MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON 1985 (1, OC) Champagne.

DOMAINE PÉGAU CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE RÉSERVÉE 2007 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

WA 96

A wine I've probably drunk a case or more of since release, the full-bodied, fat and concentrated 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee is certainly a great wine from this estate. Reminiscent of the 1990 with its voluptuous, sexy and ethereal texture, this still deep ruby colored Chateauneuf du Pape is as Provencal as Provence gets, with killer notes of roasted herbs, soy, beef blood, lavender and garrigue. While this wine was a touch erratic in its youth, recent bo"les have been much more consistent and I suspect it's just now starting to enter its long window of prime drinking. February 2017 Drink: 2015-2032 WA 95 DOMAINE PÉGAU CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE RÉSERVÉE 2010 (1 mag.) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Looking at the 2010s and a brilliant vintage for Laurence, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape offers up classic Pegau aromas and flavors of ripe dark fruits, garrigue, cured meats, tobacco leaf, saddle leather and hints of game. Fullbodied and beautifully concentrated, it offers a seamless, layered profile on the palate with thrilling mid-palate depth, sweet, yet substantial tannin, and a blockbuster finish that stays fresh and beautifully focused. Quite polished by this estates standards, it nevertheless screams southern France and I doubt it’s possible to have too much of this beauty in the cellar. It will absolutely thrill over the coming 2-3 decades. Drink 2016-2030. October 2013 WS 97 WA 98 2 bts. & 2 mags.

per lot $400 - $600

MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON 1993 (1, OC) Champagne. PERRIER JOUËT BELLE EPOQUE CHAMPAGNE BRUT 1995 (1) Champagne. 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

602 LOUIS ROEDERER CHAMPAGNE CRISTAL BRUT 1996 (1) Champagne. WS 94 WA 95 MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE DOM PÉRIGNON 1996 (1) Champagne. The brilliant 1996 Dom Perignon, which has largely disappeared from the marketplace, may be the finest young example of DP I have ever tasted. Notes of crushed rocks, honeysuckle, lemon oil, orange marmalade, and white pear provide a stunning aromatic display as well as palate impression. Great acidity and huge flavor intensity backed up by vibrant acidity make this an exquisite Champagne. It should drink well for 20-25 years, possibly longer. Readers should remember that the 1971 Dom Perignon Rose is still drinking exquisitely. I recently had the 1969 and 1970 Dom Perignons (from magnum), and both were drinking brilliantly. It makes one realize just how longlived these wines can be. December 2005 Drink: 2005-2030 WA 98 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200


Wine Index Alsace

2005 Elderton Command Shiraz Single Vineyard (187)

Canberra, New South Wales

1999 Penfolds Grange (188) Wolf Blass Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Black Label (566)

2005 Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier (485)

2001 Penfolds Grange (489, 188)

Coonawarra, South Australia

1989 Marcel Deiss Gewurztraminer Altenberg De Bergheim Sélection De Grains Nobles (181)

2003 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 (582)

2000 Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (485)

2004 Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707 (597)

2008 Zind Humbrecht Heimbourg Sgn Pinot Gris (370)

Eden Valley, Australia

2005 Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz (188)

Alsace

2010 Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Clos St. Urbain Rangen De Thann Pinot Gris (560) 2011 Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Clos St. Urbain Rangen De Thann Riesling (560) 2012 Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Clos St. Urbain Rangen De Thann Gewurztraminer (560)

Argentina Mendoza, Argentina 2005 Nicolas Catena Zapata (595) Nicolas Catena Zapata Malbec Adrianna Vineyard (594) Nicolas Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino Vineyard (594) 2006 Achával-Ferrer Malbec Finca Mirador (189)

Australia Australia 1997 Clarendon Hills Old Vines Grenache Clarendon Vineyard (205)

Barossa Valley, South Australia 1996 Elderton Command Shiraz (187) 1999 Elderton Command Shiraz Single Vineyard (483) Wolf Blass Shiraz Platinum Label (566) 2001 Torbreck The Descendant (527) Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon/ Shiraz (557) 2003 Two Hands Wines Shiraz Ares (484)

1997 Henschke Hill Of Grace (485)

McLaren Vale, Australia 1998 D’arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz (353) D’arenberg The Ironstone Pressings (353)

2006 Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707 (597) Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz (188) 2008 Penfolds Cabernet Shiraz Bin 620 (596)

2004 D’arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz (353)

Canada

2005 D’arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz (353) D’arenberg The Ironstone Pressings (353)

Niagara, Ontario

South Australia 1979 Penfolds Grange Hermitage Bin 95 (486) 1980 Penfolds Grange Hermitage Bin 95 (592) 1990 Penfolds Grange (487, 568) 1991 Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707 (188) Penfolds Grange (488) 1992 Penfolds Grange (488) Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz (566) 1993 Penfolds Grange (488) Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz (566) 1994 Penfolds Grange (568) 1995 Penfolds Grange (489, 567) Wolf Blass Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Black Label (566) 1996 Penfolds Grange (489, 567) Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon John Riddoch (187) 1997 Penfolds Grange (490) 1998 Penfolds Grange (223)

2007 Stratus Red (536)

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia 2001 Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin (541)

Twenty Mile Bench, Ontario, Canada 2013 Pearl Morissette Chardonnay (579) Pearl Morissette Pinot Noir (579)

Champagne Champagne 1964 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon (472) 1985 Charles Heidsieck Blancs De Blanc De Millénaires (361) Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon (601) 1990 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon (374) 1993 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon (601) 1995 Perrier Jouët Belle Epoque Champagne Brut (601)


1996 Gosset Champagne Brut (173) Jacquesson Champagne Avize Extra Brut (361) Krug Champagne Brut (581) Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (602) Moët & Chandon Champagne Dom Pérignon (602) 2008 Champagne Barons De Rothschild (292, 293, 294) Champagne Dom Pérignon Chef De Cave Legacy Edition (295, 296, 297) 2009 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (206) Möet & Chandon Dom Pérignon (472) NV Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Premier (174) Vouette & Sorbée Champagne Fidéle Extra Brut (298)

Chile Chile

1961 Marchesi Di Barolo Barbaresco (376) 1979 Franco Boschis & Figli Barolo Riserva (176) 1990 Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Riserva Granbussia (176) 1996 Aldo E Riccardo Seghesio Barolo Vigneto La Villa (176) Andrea Oberto Barolo Vigneto Rocche (176) Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Maté (176) Fratelli Revello Barolo Vigna Giachini (177) Giovanni Manzone Barolo Le Gramolere (177) Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Cicala (375) Produttori Del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pora (193) Prunotto Barolo Cannubi (538) 1998 Conterno Fantino Barolo Sorí Ginistra (538) Marchesi Di Barolo Barolo Cannubi (565) Marchesi Di Barolo Barolo Sarmassa (565) Prunotto Barolo Bussia (538)

2005 Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Don Melchor (189)

1999 Angelo Gaja Conteisa (193) Angelo Gaja Sperss (565) Gaja Darmagi (193)

China

2000 Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra Riserva (565)

Yunnan, China 2013 Ao Yun (421)

Germany Mosel-Saar-Ruwer 1976 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese (181)

Nahe, Germany 2002 Dönnhoff Schloßböckelheimer Kupfergrube Riesling Spätlese (181) 2005 Dönnhoff Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Spätlese (181)

Italy Piedmonte 1958 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva (176)

2001 Brovia Ca’mia Barolo (362) Domenico Clerico Barolo Pajana (557) Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia (230) Luigi Scavino Azelia Barolo San Rocco (557) 2003 Bruno Giacosa Falletto Barbaresco Asili (600) Marchesi Di Barolo Barolo (193) Marchesi Di Barolo Barolo Cannubi (565) Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra (565) 2006 Marchesi Di Barolo Barbaresco (193) Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra (377) 2007 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia (193) Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra Riserva (377)

2013 Vietti Barolo Rocche Di Castigione (307) Vietti Barolo Brunate (307) Vietti Barolo Lazzarito (307) 2014 Vietti Barolo Lazzarito (306) Vietti Barolo Ravera (306) Vietti Barolo Rocche Di Castiglione (306) 2015 Bruno Giacosa Falletto Barbaresco Asili (304, 305) Giacomo Conterno Barbera D’alba Vigna Francia (363)

Tuscany 1983 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia (589) 1985 Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (180) 1987 Case Basse Di Gianfranco Soldera Brunello Di Montalcino (473) 1990 Il Poggione Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva (458) Marchesi Antinori Solaia (179) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia (178) 1991 Marchesi Antinori Solaia (459) 1994 Marchesi Antinori Solaia (459) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Ornellaia (179) 1995 Luce De La Vite Luce (460) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Ornellaia (196) 1997 Castelgiocondo Marchesi De Frescobaldi Brunello Di Montalcino (538) Castello Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino (458) Castello Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva Poggio All’oro (458) Marchesi Antinori Solaia (459) Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (235) Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello Di Montalcino Rennia (565) Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Gold (194) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia (232)

2009 Brovia Barolo Ca’ Mia (375) Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto (375) Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva Rocche Del Falletto (376) Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia (376)

1998 Marchesi Antinori Brunello Di Montalcino Pian Delle Vigne (194) Marchesi Antinori Solaia (460) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia (461)

2010 Ceretto Barolo Brunate (193) Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino (364, 366) Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra (377)

1999 Case Basse Di Gianfranco Soldera Brunello Di Montalcino (523) Castelgiocondo Marchesi De Frescobaldi Brunello Di Montalcino (458) Marchesi Antinori Solaia (460)

2011 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo (363) 2012 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo (365)

2000 Castello Dei Rampolla Vigna D’alceo (231) Coldisole Brunello Di Montalcino (565) Luce De La Vite Luce (462) Marchesi Antinori Solaia (524, 460) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia (524, 233, 462)


2001 Conti Costanti Brunello Di Montalcino (177) Conti Costanti Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva (561) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Ornellaia (179) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia (462)

1997 Dal Forno Romano Recioto Amata (523)

2004 Fattoria Le Pupille Maremma Toscana Saffredi (177) Frattoria Le Pupille Saffredi (379) Marchesi Antinori Guado Al Tasso (196) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia (234)

2001

2006 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia (234, 178) Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno (380) 2007 Castelgiocondo Marchesi De Frescobaldi Brunello Di Montalcino (458) Fattoria Le Pupille Saffredi Maremma Toscana (195) Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (600) San Felice Vigorello (380) 2008 Alessandro Migliara Syrah (378) Duemani Suisassi (378) Frattoria Le Pupille Saffredi (379) Tenimenti D’alessandro Syrah Cortona Il Bosco (378) 2009 Frattoria Le Pupille Saffredi (379) Piantonaia Poggio Scalette (379) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia (234, 390) 2010 Stella Di Campalto Brunello Di Montalcino Podere San Giuseppe Riserva (362) 2011 Frattoria Le Pupille Morellino Riserva (379) Frattoria Le Pupille Poggio Valente Riserva (379) Frattoria Le Pupille Saffredi (379) Isole E Olena Cepparello (196) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Ornellaia (197) 2012 Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Ornellaia (198) 2013 Soldera Case Basse Sangiovese (308)

Veneto 1974 Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico (590) 1977 Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Riserva (591) 1990 Masi Amarone Di Valpolicella Mazzano (545) Serego Alighieri Amarone Della Valpolicella (545) 1995 Bolla Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico (199) Giuseppe Quintarelli Alzero Cabernet Franc (474) Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Superiore (563, 564) 1996 Giuseppe Quintarelli Rosso Del Bepi (474)

1998 Negrar Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico (538) Giuseppe Quintarelli Recioto Della Valpolicella (180)

2003 Allegrini La Poja Monovitigno Corvina Veronese (199) Guiseppe Quintarelli Primofiore (200) 2004 Giuseppe Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore (200)

Loire Loire Valley 1997 Domaine Huet Vouvray Cuvée Constance (15) 2005 Clos Rougeard Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeaux (360) 2013 Nicolas Joly Clos De La Coulée De Serrant Savennières (300) 2015 Domaine Didier Dagueneau Blanc Fumé De Pouilly Pur Sang (302) Domaine Didier Dagueneau Blanc Fumé De Pouilly Silex (303) Domaine Didier Dagueneau Sancerre Le Mont Damne Chavignol (302) Nicolas Joly Clos De La Coulée De Serrant Savennières (301) 2016 Domaine Didier Dagueneau Blanc Fumé De Pouilly Buisson Renard (299)

1994 Croft Vintage Porto (526) Delaforce Corte Vintage Port (381) Fonseca Vintage Port (189) Gould Campbell Vintage Port (382) Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port (539) Warre Vintage Port (382) 1995 Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port (381) 2000 Fonseca Vintage Port (578) 2007 Dow Vintage Port (475) Fonseca Vintage Port (475) Graham’s Vintage Port (382, 476) Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port (476) 2011 Fonseca Vintage Port (319) Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port (318)

Port 1991 Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port (381)

Portugal Douro, Portugal 2004 Quinta Do Crasto Douro Reserva Old Vines (189) 2005 Quinta Do Crasto Douro Reserva Old Vines (189)

Madeira, Portugal 1863 Leacock’s Madeira Bual (525) 1920 Blandy’s Bual Madeira (420)

Port

NV Blandy’s Malvasia Solera 1863 (526)

Douro, Portugal

Red Bordeaux

1970 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port (539) 1977 Dow Vintage Port (381, 475) Fonseca Vintage Port (381) 1983 Gould Campbell Vintage Port (382) Graham’s Vintage Port (382) 1991 Graham’s Vintage Port (382) 1992 Taylor Fladgate Porto Vintage (236)

Bordeaux 1998 Château La Vieille Cure (14)

Bordeaux Supérieur 2001 Château Clos De La Tour Réserve Du Château Bordeaux Superieur (39)


Canon-Fronsac 1996 Château Canon (9) Château La Croix Canon (3) 1998 Château La Croix Canon (3) 2000 Château La Croix Canon (3) 2001 Château Du Gaby (13) 2002 Château Du Gaby (13) 2003 Château Du Gaby (13) 2004 Château Du Gaby (13) 2005 Château Du Gaby (13) 2006 Château Du Gaby (13)

Côte de Nuits 2016 Domaine David Duband Clos Vougeot (242)

Côtes de Castillon 2000 Château Brisson (175)

Fronsac 1989 Château Fontenil (1) 1998 Château De La Dauphine (4) 2000 Château De La Dauphine (4) Château Fontenil (1)

1998 Château Belgrave (5) Château La Lagune (14)

1990 Château Margaux (338) Château Rausan-Ségla (423)

1999 Château Latour Carnet (8)

1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla (423, 424)

2000 Château Belgrave (5) Château Bernadotte (5) Château Camensac (9) Château Caronne Sainte-Gemme (9) Château De Lamarque (422) Château Lanessan (7) Château Malescasse (8) Château Senejac (16) Château Sociando-Mallet (6)

1995 Château Rauzan-Ségla (424) Château Ségla (192)

2002 Château Cambon La Pelouze (9) Château D’agassac (39) 2003 Château Sociando-Mallet (6) 2004 Château La Tour Carnet (14) 2005 Château Larose-Trintaudon (14) Château Sociando-Mallet (6, 6) The Winemakers’ Collection Cuvée No.1 Michel Rolland (548) 2006 Château La Tour Carnet (14) The Winemakers’ Collection Cuvée No.2 Denis Dubourdieu (548) 2007 The Winemakers’ Collection Cuvée No.3 Andrea Franchetti (548) 2009 Château Belle-Vue (528, 529) Château Lanessan (531, 532) Château Saint Paul (530)

Listrac-Médoc 2000 Château Fonréaud (2)

2002 Château Fontenil (1)

Margaux

Haut-Médoc

1970 Château Giscours (10)

1978 Château La Lagune (468) 1990 Château Lanessan (7) 1995 Château De Lamarque (422) 1996 Château De Lamarque (422, 4) Château Lanessan (7) Château Sociando-Mallet (6)

1996 Château Kirwan (11) Château Rauzan-Ségla (424) 1998 Château Du Tertre (13) Château Rauzan-Ségla (424) Pavillon Rouge Du Château Margaux (15) 1999 Château Margaux (574, 58) Château Prieuré-Lichine (16) 2000 Château Labégorce Fédé (14) Château Palmer (495) 2001 Château Kirwan (11) Château Rauzan-Ségla (423, 424) Château Ségla (550) 2002 Château Durfort-Viviens (2) Château Palmer (598) Château Rauzan-Ségla (423, 424) 2004 Château Du Tertre (13) Château Palmer Alter Ego De Palmer (550) 2005 Château Desmirail (13) Château Kirwan (11) Château Lascombes (12) Pavillon Rouge Du Château Margaux (15) 2008 Château Palmer (494) 2010 Château Margaux (4, 332, 333) 2015 Château Margaux (406, 407, 408, 409, 410, 411)

Médoc

1979 Château Boyd-Cantenac (468) Château Kirwan (468)

1928 Chateau Mouton-D’armailhacq (496)

1981 Château Margaux (495)

1967 Château Mouton Baron Philippe Domaine Rothschild (498)

1986 Château Kirwan (11) Château Margaux (57)

1996 Château Potensac (496)

1988 Château Kirwan (11)

1998 Château Potensac (16)

1989 Château Margaux (58)

2000 Château Potensac (16)


2009 Château Les Grands Chênes (530)

Montagne-Saint-Émilion 1998 Château Faizeau Selection Vieilles Vignes (2) 2000 Château Faizeau Selection Vieilles Vignes (2)

Moulis-en-Médoc 1998 Château Chasse-Spleen (9) 2002 Château Poujeaux (16)

Pauillac 1964 Château Mouton Rothschild (503) 1967 Château Mouton Rothschild (498) 1969 Château Mouton Rothschild (584, 585) 1978 Château Lynch-Bages (19) 1980 Château Lynch-Bages (19) Château Pontet-Canet (468) 1981 Château Longueville Au Baron De PichonLongeville (24) Château Mouton Rothschild (59) 1982 Château Longueville Au Baron De PichonLongeville (25) Château Mouton Rothschild (504) 1983 Château Lafite Rothschild (31) Château Mouton Rothschild (60) 1985 Château Mouton Rothschild (61) 1986 Château Lafite Rothschild (190) Château Longueville Au Baron De PichonLongeville (25) Château Mouton Rothschild (62, 63) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (26) 1987 Château Mouton Rothschild (551) 1988 Château Lafite Rothschild (500) Château Mouton Rothschild (64) 1989 Carruades De Lafite (20) Château Batailley (23) Château Longueville Au Baron De PichonLongeville (24)

1990 Château D’armailhac (551) Château Lafite Rothschild (31) Château Longueville Au Baron De PichonLongeville (27) Château Lynch-Bages (19) Château Mouton Rothschild (433) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (26)

2002 Château Batailley (23) Château Lafite Rothschild (38) Château Mouton Rothschild (438, 68) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (431, 432)

1991 Château Lafite Rothschild (31)

2003 Carruades De Lafite (22) Château Duhart-Milon (18) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (431, 432)

1992 Château Mouton Rothschild (434)

2004 Château Latour Les Forts De Latour (552)

1993 Château Longueville Au Baron De PichonLongeville (430) Château Mouton Rothschild (354) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (552)

2005 Château Duhart-Milon (18)

1994 Château Lafite Rothschild (31) Château Latour (226) Château Mouton Rothschild (435, 586, 65) 1995 Château Clerc Milon (17, 17, 17) Château Lafite Rothschild (501, 426) Château Longueville Au Baron De PichonLongeville (430) Château Mouton Rothschild (505, 436, 65) 1996 Carruades De Lafite (499, 21) Château Clerc Milon (17) Château Lafite Rothschild (427, 33, 36) Château Latour (502) Château Latour Les Forts De Latour (56) Château Lynch-Bages (429) Château Mouton Rothschild (437) 1997 Château Latour (583) Château Mouton Rothschild (66) 1998 Château Batailley (23) Château Duhart-Milon (18) Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (10) Château Lafite Rothschild (428) Château Latour (225) Château Mouton Rothschild (66, 67) Château Pontet-Canet (28) 1999 Château D’armailhac (39) Château Pontet-Canet (28)

2008 Château Latour (391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396) Château Mouton Rothschild (69) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (499) Château Pontet-Canet (537) 2009 Château Latour (21, 335, 336) Château Mouton Rothschild (32, 329) Château Pontet-Canet (477) 2010 Château Pontet-Canet (537) 2012 Château Lafite Rothschild (312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317)

Pessac-Léognan 1962 Château La Mission Haut-Brion (56) 1976 Château Haut-Brion (71) 1980 Château Haut-Brion (72) 1983 Château Haut-Brion (72) 1986 Château Haut-Brion (72) 1989 Château Haut-Brion (36) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (307, 227) 1990 Château Haut-Brion (73)

2000 Carruades De Lafite (425) Château Duhart-Milon (18) Château Lafite Rothschild (224, 207, 208) Château Lynch-Bages (499) Château Mouton Rothschild (29, 327, 328)

1993 Château De Fieuzal (4) Château Haut-Brion (439)

2001 Château Mouton Rothschild (69) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (431)

1995 Château Haut-Brion (441) Château La Louvière (14) Le Bahans Du Château Haut-Brion (439)

1994 Château Haut-Brion (440)


1996 Château Haut-Brion (70) 1998 Château Bahans Haut-Brion (23) Château Haut-Brion (506, 442) Château Latour-Martillac (8) Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte (6) La Chapelle De La Mission Haut-Brion (40) 2000 Château Bahans Haut-Brion (191, 23) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (507, 508, 509) 2001 Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte (569) 2004 Château Haut-Brion (580, 373) Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte (570) 2005 Château Haut-Brion (39, 341) Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte (355) Domaine De Chevalier (156) 2009 Château Haut-Brion (40)

Pomerol 1975 Château La Fleur-Pétrus (32) 1978 Château Du Domaine De L’eglise (468) Vieux Château Certan (40) 1982 Château L’evangile (571) Château Le Gay (571) Château Petit-Village (573) Vieux Château Certan (571)

1996 Château Bel-Air (34) Château Gazin (443) Château La Croix (3) Château Pétrus (492) 1997 Château Pétrus (511) 1998 Château La Croix De Gay (3) 1999 Château Pétrus (493) 2000 Château L’evangile (510) Château Le Pin (82) Clos L’église (42) 2002 Château Bel-Air (34) 2004 Château Beauregard (23) 2005 Château La Conseillante (29) Château La Fleur-Pétrus (553, 30) 2008 Château Pétrus (239, 240, 241) 2009 Château Clos L’eglise (44) Château Pétrus (349, 350) 2010 Château L’eglise-Clinet (45) Château Pétrus (351, 352)

1994 Château Ausone (447) Château Cheval Blanc (37) 1995 Château Cheval Blanc (512) Château Ferrand Lartigue (192) Château Fonroque (1) Château L’angélus (48) 1996 Château Fonroque (1) 1998 Château Cheval Blanc (444, 445) Château Du Cauze (13) Château Fonroque (1) Château Monbousquet (8) Château Moulin Saint-Georges (175) Château Rol Valentin (446) 1999 Le Carillon De L’angelus (446) 2000 Château Belisle Mondotte (5) Château Cantenac (9) Château Cheval Blanc (513, 514, 515) Château Côte De Baleau (39) Château Fonroque (1) Château Grand Corbin-Despagne (10) Château Pavie (516, 517, 518, 469, 355) Château Pavie-Decesse (40) Clos Dubreuil (554) 2001 Château Cheval Blanc (575) Clos Dubreuil (554)

2013 Château Pétrus (459, 460, 461, 209)

2003 Château Larcis-Ducasse (572) Château Pavie (470) Château Quinault L’enclos (35)

1988 Château Pétrus (74)

2014 Château Pétrus (383, 384, 385, 386)

2004 Château Quinault L’enclos (35)

1989 Château L’evangile (35) Château La Croix De Gay (3) Château Le Pin (79, 80, 81)

2015 Château Pétrus (387, 412, 413, 414)

1990 Château Domaine De L’eglise (443) Château La Conseillante (29) Château La Croix De Gay (3) Château La Fleur De Gay (35) Château Trotanoy (55)

1947 Château Canon (587)

2005 Château Bellefont-Bercier (5) Château Canon-La-Gaffelière (39) Château Destieux (13) Château Larcis-Ducasse (12) Château Pavie (555) Château Pipeau (533) Château Trianon (40)

1992 Château Pétrus (75) Château Trotanoy (55) 1993 Château Pétrus (76, 77) 1994 Château Lafleur (32) Château Pétrus (78) 1995 Château Pétrus (491)

Saint-Émilion

1962 Château Cheval Blanc (37) 1967 Château Ausone (587) 1979 Château Fonplégade (468) Château Monlot Capet (468) 1983 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot (554) Château L’arrosée (468) 1990 Château Ausone (228) Château Magdelaine (446)

2006 Château Quinault L’enclos (35) 2009 Château Pavie (519) Château Pipeau (534) 2010 Château La Dominique (576) 2012 Château L’if (417, 418) 2015 Château Canon (415, 416)


Saint-Estèphe 1966 Château Calon-Ségur (41)

1986 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (28) Château Gruaud-Larose (47)

1989 Château Calon-Ségur (41)

1989 Château Beychevelle (449) Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (28) Château Gloria (10) Château Lagrange (554) Château Léoville Las Cases (50)

1990 Château Cos D’estournel (446) Château Les Ormes-De-Pez (8)

1990 Château Lagrange (46) Château Léoville-Barton (63, 51)

1994 Château Cos D’estournel (44)

1994 Château Gloria (449)

1995 Château Calon-Ségur (192, 41) Château Cos D’estournel (448, 45) 1996 Château Le Boscq (8)

1995 Château Gloria (449) Château Grand Vin De Léoville Du Marquis Las Cases (522) Château Lagrange (46) Château Léoville Las Cases (50)

1997 Château Cos D’estournel (448)

1996 Château Léoville Las Cases (522)

1998 Château Lafon-Rochet (46)

1997 Château Gloria (449) Château Léoville Las Cases (522)

1982 Château Calon-Ségur (573)

2000 Château Calon-Ségur (41) Château Haut-Marbuzet (35) Château Lilian Ladouys (8) 2003 Château Montrose (43) 2004 Château Cos D’estournel (42) 2005 Château Cos D’estournel (53, 346) 2009 Château Clauzet (535) 2015 Château Cos D’estournel (323)

Saint-Julien 1966 Château Léoville-Poyferré (56)

1998 Château Gloria (449, 10) Château Lagrange (46) Château Talbot (55) 1999 Château Gruaud-Larose (48) Château Léoville-Barton (49, 52) 2000 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (520) Château Gruaud-Larose (48) Château Lagrange (46) Château Léoville-Barton (521) Château Talbot (55) 2001 Château Léoville-Barton (521, 49, 53) Château Talbot (55) 2002 Château Lagrange (46) Château Léoville Poyferré (54)

1970 Château Gruaud-Larose (48)

2003 Château Léoville Poyferré (54) Château Léoville-Barton (53, 49)

1979 Château Langoa Barton (468)

2004 Château Léoville Las Cases (50)

1980 Château Gruaud-Larose (48)

2008 Château Léoville Las Cases (397, 398) Château Léoville Poyferré (521)

1982 Château Gruaud-Larose (48) Château Léoville Las Cases (63) Château Léoville-Barton (573) 1985 Château Léoville-Barton (51)

2009 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (520) Clos Du Marquis (399)

Red Burgundy Beaune 2003 Jacoulot Hospices De Beaune Marc De Bourgogne (249)

Côte d’Or 2005 Domaine Lucien Boillot Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cherbaudes (111) 2008 Domaine Comte Georges De Vogüé ChambolleMusigny (83)

Côte de Beaune 1972 Remoissenet Père Et Fils Hospices De Beaune Beaune Cuvée Nicolas Rolin (547) 1989 Joseph Drouhin Beaune Clos Des Mouches (85) 1996 Domaine Delagrange Volnay (84) Joseph Drouhin Chorey-Les-Beaune (173) 1997 Maison Leroy Aloxe Corton Les Fournières (247, 248) 2000 Louis Latour Bâtard-Montrachet (455) Maison Leroy Pommard (246) 2001 Domaine De La Vougeraie Beaune Les Grèves (84) 2003 Prince Florent De Mérodes Corton Les Bressandes (87) 2005 Antonin Guyon Corton Bressandes (87) Bouchard Père & Fils Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot (94) Domaine Antonin Guyon Corton Bressandes (89) Domaine Bouchard Père Et Fils Clos Vougeot (86) Domaine Bouchard Père Et Fils Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot (93) Domaine Chandon De Briailles Corton-Bressandes (88) Domaine De Montille Pommard Les Pézerolles (91) Domaine Lucien Boillot Pommard Les Fremiers (91) Domaine Marquis D’angerville Volany Taillepieds (96) Domaine Marquis D’angerville Volnay Champans (92) Domaine Nicolas Rossignol Volnay Caillerets (92) Domaine Pousse D’or Volnay Clos De 60 Ouvrées (94) Domaine Pousse D’or Volnay En Caillerets (94) Louis Jadot Beaune Les Chouacheux (84) Marquis D’angerville Volnay Clos Des Ducs (95) Prince Florent De Mérodes Corton Les Bressandes (87)


2006 Domaine Bouchard Père Et Fils Le Corton (87) Domaine Bouchard Père Et Fils Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot (93) Domaine De Courcel Pommard Clos Des Épenots (90) Domaine De Courcel Pommard Les Rugiens (90) Domaine De La Pousse D’or Corton Clos Du Roi (87, 114) Domaine Des Comtes Lafon Volnay (97) 2007 Domaine Des Comtes Lafon Santenots-Du Milieu (96) Domaine Des Comtes Lafon Volnay (96) Dugat-Py Pommard La Lavière Vieilles Vignes (91) 2013 Domaine De Montille Volnay En Champans (249) Marquis D’angerville Volnay Les Fremiet (356) 2014 Philippe Pacalet Gevrey-Chambertin Bel-Air (273) 2015 Domaine Marquis D’angerville Volnay Caillerets (244) Domaine Marquis D’angerville Volnay Champans (245) Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot (263) Philippe Pacalet Gevrey-Chambertin La Perrière (243)

Côte de Nuits 1989 Mommessin Clos De Tart (106) 1990 Claude Dugat Charmes-Chambertin (101) Mommessin Clos De Tart (106, 107) 1995 Domain Jean Grivot Vosne-Romanée Les Beaux Monts (456) Domaine Daniel Rion Nuits-St-Georges Les Grandes Vignes (456) Domaine Daniel Rion Vosne-Romanée Les BeauxMonts (456) 1996 Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée Aux Reignots (456) Domaine Leroy Chambolle-Musigny Les Fremiéres (457) 1999 Mommessin Clos De Tart (106) 2000 Maison Leroy Volnay Les Angles (269) 2001 Confrerie Des Chevaliers Du Tastévin Domaine Paul Crozier Gevrey-Chambertin (114) Domaine Henri Rebourseau Gevrey Chambertin (599) 2002 Domaine Lécheneault Nuits-St-Georges Les Pruliers (121)

2003 Domaine Lécheneault Nuits-St-Georges Damodes (121) Domaine Lécheneault Nuits-St-Georges Les Pruliers (121) Maison Leroy Gevrey-Chambertin (268) Maison Leroy Nuits-St-Georges (266) 2005 Bouchard Père & Fils Clos Vougeot (85) Domaine Anne Gros Clos Vougeot Le Grand Maupertui (86) Domaine Arlaud Charmes-Chambertin (102) Domaine Arlaud Clos De La Roche (104, 97) Domaine Bouchard Père Et Fils Nuits-St-Georges Les Damodes (121) Domaine Camille Giroud Latricières-Chambertin (116) Domaine Des Perdrix Nuits-St-Georges Aux Perdrix (121) Domaine Dujac Morey Saint-Denis (120) Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits-St-Georges Clos Les Porrets Les St-Georges (121) Domaine Jean Grivot Échezeaux (109) Domaine Laurent Clos De La Roche (103) Domaine Lucien Le Moine Chambolle-Musigny Les Charmes (127) Domaine Nicolas Potel Clos Saint-Denis (85) Domaine Robert Sirugue & Enfants VosneRomanée Les Petits Monts (124) Dominique Laurent Chambolle-Musigny Derrière La Grange (127) Lucien Le Moine Grand Échezeaux (577) Maison Ambroise Echézeaux (109) Maison Nicolas Potel Latricières-Chambertin (117) Nicolas Potel Les Grands-Échezeaux (109) Serafin Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes (114) 2006 Bouchard Père Et Fils Chambertin Clos-De-Bèze (98) Domaine Alain Burguet Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Favorites Vieilles Vignes (114) Domaine Arnoux Vosne-Romanée Les Suchots (124, 125) Domaine Bouchard Père Et Fils Chambertin Clos De Bèze (126) Domaine Bouchard Père Et Fils Vosne-Romanée Les Suchots (122, 124) Domaine Bruno Clair Chambertin-Clos De Bèze (98) Domaine Camille Giroud Latricières-Chambertin (116) Domaine Des Lambrays Clos Des Lambrays (108) Domaine Dujac Vosne-Romanée Aux Malconsorts (122) Domaine Dujac Vosne-Romanée Les Beaux-Monts (122) Domaine Giroud Chambertin (126) Domaine J-F Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny (99) Domaine J. Roty Griottes-Chambertin (115) Domaine Louis Boillot Gevrey-Chambertin Les Evocelles (114) Domaine Perrot-Minot Chapelle-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes (102) Domaine Perrot-Minot Vosne-Romanée Les BeauxMonts (123) Domaine Ponsot Griotte-Chambertin (115) Domaine Tortochot Chambertin (126) Joseph Roty Charmes-Chambertin Très Veilles Vignes (119) Joseph Roty Mazy-Chambertin (119) Maison Nicolas Potel Chambertin (126, 118) Maison Nicolas Potel Latricières-Chambertin (118)

2007 Domaine Anne Gros Clos Vougeot Le Grand Maupertui (85) Domaine Dujac Charmes-Chambertin (102) Domaine H. Boillot Chambertin (126) Domaine Lucien Le Moine Clos De La Roche (105) Dugat-Py Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvée Cœur De Roy Très Vieilles Vignes (111) Dugat-Py Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvée Les Evocelles (112, 111) 2008 Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin (113) Domaine Bertheau Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses (127) Domaine Dujac Gevrey Chambertin Aux Combottes (110, 110) Domaine J-F Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny (100) Dugat-Py Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvée Cœur De Roy Très Vieilles Vignes (111) Dugat-Py Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvée Les Evocelles (112) 2009 Claude Dugat Charmes-Chambertin La Gibryotte (357) Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Chambertin Clos De Bèze (558) Domaine Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers (374) Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits-Saint-Georges Roncière (558) Domaine Leroy Fixin (559) Domaine Philippe Charlopin-Parizot BonnesMares (357) 2010 Claude Dugat Charmes-Chambertin La Gibryotte (357) Domaine Dujac Bonnes Mares (478) 2013 Domaine Dujac Clos De La Roche (542) Domaine Dujac Clos Saint-Denis (543) Maison Leroy Côte De Nuits Villages (264) Maison Leroy Gevrey-Chambertin (267) Maison Leroy Nuits-St-Georges (265) 2014 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Chambolle-Musigny Les Feusselottes (261) Domaine Méo-Camuzet Clos De Vougeot (262) Domaine Méo-Camuzet Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Perrières (261) Domaine Méo-Camuzet Richebourg (544) Philippe Pacalet Gevrey-Chambertin La Perrière (273) 2015 Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvée Coeur De Roy (275, 276, 277) Domaine Des Perdrix Échezeaux (260) Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet Clos Saint-Jean (263) 2016 Domaine Armand Rousseau Charmes-Chambertin (271) Domaine Armand Rousseau Clos De La Roche (272) Domaine Armand Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux St. Jacques (274) Domaine David Duband Chambolle-Musigny Les Sentiers (254) Domaine David Duband Charmes-Chambertin (278)


Domaine David Duband Clos De La Roche (251, 252, 253)

Domaine David Duband Morey St-Denis Clos Sorbè (250)

Domaine David Duband Morey St-Denis Les Broc (250)

Domaine Des Beaumont Charmes-Chambertin (255, 256) Domaine Des Beaumont Mazoyères-Chambertin (257, 258, 259)

Pomerol 2014 Château Pétrus (383, 384, 385, 386)

Rhône Red Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1978 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (588) 1989 Château De La Gardine Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Des Générations Gaston Philippe (140) 1990 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (138) 1992 Domaine De Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-DuPape (146) 1996 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (157) Domaine De Beaurenard Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Boisrenard (173) 1998 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (547, 139) Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin (75) Cuvée Du Vatican Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (155) Domaine De La Côte De L’ange Châteauneuf-DuPape (156) Domaine Du Galet Des Papes Châteauneuf-DuPape Vieilles Vignes (156) L&A Brunel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Les Cailloux Cuvée Centenaire (140) 1999 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (139) 2000 Alain Jaume Domaine Grand Veneur ChâteauneufDu-Pape Cuvée Les Origines (150) Cuvée Du Vatican Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (143) Domaine Bois De Boursan Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (156) Domaine De La Charbonnière Châteauneuf-DuPape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes (145) Domaine De La Mordorée Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée De La Reine Des Bois (142) Domaine Du Pégau Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Da Capo (142) Le Clos Du Caillou Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Reserve Le Clos Du Caillou (153)

2001 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (139) Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (144) Domaine De La Janasse Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Vieilles Vignes (141) Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils ChâteauneufDu-Pape Réserve Des Deux Frères (153) 2003 Clos Des Papes Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (145) Domaine De La Mordorée Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée De La Reine Des Bois (142) Domaine Du Pégau Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (142) Domaine Pégau Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (559) 2005 Alain Jaume Domaine Grand Veneur ChâteauneufDu-Pape Cuvée Les Origines (150) Bosquet Des Papes Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes (140) Domaine La Janasse Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Chaupin (141) Domaine Sabon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Prestige (151) Domaine Vieille Julienne (147) Roger Sabon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Le Secret Des Sabon (154)

Rhône 1993 Château Rayas Côtes Du Rhône Château De Fonsalette Reserve (157) 1996 Delas Frères Côte-Rôtie Seigneur De Maugiron (173) 1997 Delas Frères Côte-Rôtie La Landonne (164) M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon (168) 1998 Château Rayas Côtes Du Rhône Château De Fonsalette Reserve (157) Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Ermitage Cuvée Cathelin (172) 1999 Domaine Des Rémizières Hermitage Cuvée Émilie (166) Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (358) Rene Rostaing Côte-Rôtie Côte Blonde (160) 2002 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (167)

2006 Clos Saint-Jean Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Deus Ex Machina (149) Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (144) Domaine Saint-Prefert Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Collection Charles Giraud (137)

2003 Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie (164) Rene Rostaing Côte-Rôtie Côte Blonde (161)

2007 Cuvée Du Vatican Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Réserve Sixtine (153) Domaine Barroche Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Pure (152) Domaine Bois De Boursan Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Des Felix (149) Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (144) Domaine De Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-DuPape La Crau (146, 149) Domaine La Janasse Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Chaupin (141) Domaine Lessec Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Pierres Dorées (150) Domaine Pégau Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (599) Domaine Sabon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Prestige (151) Domaine Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (148) Patrick Lesec Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Bargeton (137) Patrick Lesec Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Les Pierre Dorées (137) Tardieu-Laurent Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Spéciale (145)

2005 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage La Guiraude (172) Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas (159) M. Chapoutier Côte-Rôtie La Mordorée (165) M. Chapoutier St. Joseph Les Granits (169) Rene Rostaing Côte-Rôtie Côte Blonde (162)

2004 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (167)

2006 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage La Guiraude (172) Delas Frères Hermitage Les Bessards (166) Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie Côte Brune (163) M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon (168) M. Chapoutier Ermitage Les Greffieux (168) Thierry Allemand Cornas Chaillot (158) 2007 Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas Grand Grenache 66 (166) Jean-Michel Stephan Côte-Rôtie (163) Patrick & Christophe Bonnefond Côte-Rôtie Les Rochains (165) Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard (159)

2009 Domaine De La Charbonnière Châteauneuf-DuPape Les Hautes Brusquières Cuvée Speciale (599)

2009 Delas Frères Hermitage Les Bessards (166) Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas (159) M. Chapoutier Côte-Rôtie La Mordorée (559)

2010 Domaine Pégau Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (599)

2011 Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph (358)

Côte de Nuits

2006 Domaine J. Roty Charmes-Chambertin Très Vieilles Vignes (102)

2015 Domaine Georges Vernay Condrieu Les Terrasses De L’empire (279) Domaine Jean-Louis Chave L’hermitage (359) NV Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas Prestige Des Hautes Garrigues (166)


Rhône White 1994 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Cuvée De L’orée Blanc (229) 2004 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc (170, 167) 2005 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Blanc Le Méal (171) M. Chapoutier St. Joseph Blanc Les Granits (169) 2007 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc (170, 167) 2011 Château-Grillet (280)

Southern France Juraçon 2014 Dagueneau Les Jardins De Babylone Jurançon Sec (299)

Languedoc-Roussillon 2002 Mas De Daumas Gassac (173)

2001 Miguel Torres Cabernet Sauvignon Mas La Plana (540, 471)

1990 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (237)

2003 Miguel Torres Cabernet Sauvignon Mas La Plana (540)

1992 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (237) Opus One (186, 186)

Priorat, Catalonia 2009 Álvaro Palacios Finca Dofí (562)

Ribera del Duero, Spain 2009 Dominio Pingus Flor De Pingus (562) 2013 Dominio Pingus Pingus (324)

Rioja, Spain 2001 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 (562)

Spain NV Gonzalez-Byass Pedro Ximénez Jerez-XérèsSherry Viejo Noé (189)

United States Red

2004 Domaine Gauby Côtes Du Roussillon Villages La Muntada (172)

Alexander Valley, Sonoma County

Madiran, France

1976 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon (479)

1990 Château Bouscassé (173)

1977 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon (482)

1996 Château D’aydie Vignobles Laplace (175)

1978 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon (482)

2000 Château Bouscassé (175)

California

2002 Château Montus (175)

1996 Ridge Monte Bello (182)

Spain Castilla y León, Spain

1997 Ridge Monte Bello (182)

Central Coast, California 1996 Calera Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard (183)

1996 Dominio Pingus Ribera Del Duero Flor De Pingus (189)

Napa Valley

2004 Bodegas Aalto Ribera Del Duero P.s. (189)

1987 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (237)

Penedès, Spain 1996 Miguel Torres Cabernet Sauvignon Mas La Plana (540)

1988 Opus One (186) 1989 Opus One (186)

1993 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon (541) 1994 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (237) Opus One (466) 1995 Opus One (204) 1996 Diamond Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow (541) Dominus Estate (481, 185) Opus One (204) Stonegate Cabernet Sauvignon (183) 1997 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (463) Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon (184) Grace Family Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard 29 (527)

Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon (541) Opus One (466)

1998 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (464) Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon (184) Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Proprietary Red Wine (541) Martin Ray Merlot (546) Opus One (527, 466) 1999 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (463) Opus One (204) Tom Eddy Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (205, 205) 2000 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (463) Dominus Estate (465) 2001 Bond Estates St. Eden Red Wine (212) Bond Estates Vecina Red Wine (214) Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (463) Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate (549) Dominus Estate (465, 185) 2002 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (463) Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (464)

Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon (549) Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate (549) Dominus Estate (465) 2003 Harlan Estate Proprietary Red (216, 309)

2004 Harlan Estate Proprietary Red (217) Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Proprietary Red Wine (184)


2007 Colgin Cellars Proprietary Red Ix Estate (215) Dominus Estate (480) 2009 Bond Estates Pluribus Red Wine (210) Bond Estates St. Eden Red Wine (213) Bond Estates Vecina Red Wine (214) 2010 Bond Estates Melbury Red Wine (211) Bond Estates Pluribus Red Wine (210) Bond Estates Quella Red Wine (211) Bond Estates St. Eden Red Wine (213) Bond Estates Vecina Red Wine (214) Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (593) 2012 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary (561) Opus One (400, 401) Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon (218) 2013 Colgin Cellars Proprietary Red Ix Estate (310) Dominus Estate (404, 419) Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon (202) Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Proprietary Red Wine (201) Opus One (402, 403) Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon (219) 2014 Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (311) Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Altagracia (311) Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon (203) Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon (220) The Prisoner Wine Company The Prisoner (205) 2015 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon (221)

Oakville, Napa Valley 2013 Plumpjack Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (405)

Sonoma Valley

White Bordeaux

1990 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley (183)

Côte de Beaune

1994 Gallo Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (183) Gallo Winery Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (238) Laurel Glen Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Mountain (183)

2009 Morey Coffinet Chassagne-Montrachet Blanc Morgeot Fairendes (132)

1995 Gallo Winery Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (238)

1999 Pavillon Blanc Du Château Margaux (495)

1996 Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon Cinq Cépages (183) Gallo Winery Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (238)

Pessac-Léognan

2002 Arrowood Syrah Saralee’s Vineyard (183)

2000 Château Haut-Brion Blanc (452, 453, 454)

2005 Schug Carneros Estate Winery Pinot Noir Carneros (481)

Sauternais

Stags Leap District, Napa Valley 1992 S.anderson Cabernet Sauvignon (482)

Santa Cruz Mountains 1994 Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet (467)

Sonoma County 1994 Simi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (467) 1996 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Knight’s Valley (467) 1997 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Knight’s Valley (467)

1999 Château Haut-Brion Blanc (450, 451)

1967 Château D’yquem (133) 1975 Château Suduiraut (372)

1993 S.anderson Cabernet Sauvignon (482)

1982 Château D’yquem (134) Château Suduiraut (135)

1995 S.anderson Cabernet Sauvignon (482)

1983 Château Coutet (136)

1997 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (467)

1990 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey (14)

Willow Creek District, Paso Robles

1993 Château D’yquem (134)

2015 Saxum Rocket Block James Berry Vineyard (369) Saxum Vineyards James Berry Vineyard (368) Saxum Vineyards Paderewski Vineyard (368)

Paso Robles 2015 Saxum Vineyard Broken Stones (368) Saxum Vineyards Bone Rock James Berry Vineyard (367)

Margaux

United States White California

2001 Château De Rayne-Vigneau (136) Château Suduiraut (135) 2005 Château La Tour Blanche (556) 2006 Château Guiraud (497)

2003 Sine Qua Non Mr. K The Nobleman Chardonnay (370)

2007 Château Coutet (370) Château Doisy-Daëne (556, 370) Château Myrat (370)

Napa Valley

2009 Château De Myrat (371)

2012 Kongsgaard The Judge Chardonnay (222) 2014 Kongsgaard The Judge Chardonnay (222)

2010 Château Coutet (371) 2011 Château D’yquem Ygrec (388, 389)


Sauternes-Barsac 1990 Château Climens (136) 1997 Château Coutet (136)

White Burgundy

2015 Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet (284) Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet Champ-Canet (284) Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet Les Combettes (282) Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet Les Perriéres (285) Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet Les Referts (281)

2008 Domaine Bessin Chablis Valmur (131)

2016 Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet Champ-Canet (284) Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet La Garenne (287) Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet La Truffière (287) Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet Les Combettes (283) Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet Les Perriéres (286, 290) Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet Les Referts (281)

Côte de Beaune

Côte de Nuits

2004 Domaine Bouchard Père Et Fils Meursault Genevrières (129)

2016 Phillipe Colim Chevalier-Montrachet (291)

Chablis 2004 Domaine W. Fèvre Chablis Les Preuses (131) 2005 Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Montée Tonnerre (131)

2005 Domaine Bouchard Père Et Fils CortonCharlemagne (128) Domaine Deux-Montille Meursault Les Bouchères (129) 2006 Domaine A. Grivault Meursault Clos Des Perrières (129) Domaine Bouchard Père Et Fils CortonCharlemagne (128) Domaine Des Comtes Lafon Meursault (129) Domaine Des Comtes Lafon Meursault-Charmes (129) Domaine H. Boillot Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles (130) 2007 Domaine Des Comte Lafon Meursault Clos De La Barre (129) Domaine H. Boillot Puligny-Montrachet Les Perrières (130) Domaine Mikulski Meursault Les Genevrières (129) 2009 Domaine Vincent Girardin Bienvenues-BâtardMontrachet (558) Morey Coffinet Chassagne-Montrachet Blanc Blanchots-Dessus (132) Morey Coffinet Chassagne-Montrachet Blanc La Romanée (132) Morey Coffinet Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles (130) 2011 Philippe Colim Chevalier-Montrachet (288) 2012 Philippe Colim Chassagne-Montrachet (289)


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.


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