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Fine Wine Online Auction MAY 7 - 15, 2018


Fine Wine Online Auction MAY 7 - 15, 2018


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A Superb Cellar from a West End Collection

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CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2000 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1989 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé

VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 2004 (2) Pomerol.

92 WA

This was not in the tasting at the chateau, but I opened two bo#les on my return home, because this is another near-perfect wine from Montrose. It is an unusual two-grade blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. The wine emerged from another very hot, sunny, dry growing season, with early, generous flowering. Harvest in Montrose took place between September 11 and 28. The wine has never had any issues with bre#, making it a somewhat safer selection than the more irregular 1990. Like a tortoise, the 1989 has finally begun to rival and possibly eclipse its long-time younger sibling, the 1990. The wine is absolutely spectacular and in auction sells for a much lower premium than the 1990. That should change. This is a magnificent Montrose, showing notes of loamy soil undertones, intermixed with forest floor, blueberry and blackberry liqueur and spring flowers. It has a full-bodied, intense, concentrated mouthfeel that is every bit as majestic as the 1990, but possibly slightly fresher and more delineated. This great wine should drink well for another 40-50 years. (Tasted August 2014) 96 WS 98+ WA

93+ WA VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 2005 (1) Pomerol. A stunning effort from Alexander Thienpont, the 2005 Vieux Chateau Certan (a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc) reveals an inky/blue/purple color along with a rich, sumptuous perfume of black olives, lavender, roasted herbs, licorice, pain grille, and oodles of truffles as well as creme de cassis. In the mouth, hints of chocolate and charcoal also make an appearance along with good acidity, fabulous purity, and a full-bodied, powerful mouthfeel. In keeping with the style of this terroir, the wine is reserved and restrained, but deep. It should develop magnificently, and age for 30-40 years. Anticipated maturity: 2015 -2035. April 2008 95 WA 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

2 VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 2005 Pomerol. A stunning effort from Alexander Thienpont, the 2005 Vieux Chateau Certan (a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc) reveals an inky/blue/purple color along with a rich, sumptuous perfume of black olives, lavender, roasted herbs, licorice, pain grille, and oodles of truffles as well as creme de cassis. In the mouth, hints of chocolate and charcoal also make an appearance along with good acidity, fabulous purity, and a full-bodied, powerful mouthfeel. In keeping with the style of this terroir, the wine is reserved and restrained, but deep. It should develop magnificently, and age for 30-40 years. Anticipated maturity: 2015 -2035. April 2008 95 WA 3 bts. per lot $800 - $900

3 VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 2008 Pomerol. This is a beautiful wine, much more developed and evolved than the 2010, as one might expect, with perfumed notes of camphor, cedar, charcoal, herbs, and black and red fruits. A blend of 70% of Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine has very complex aromatics, medium to full body, outstanding ripeness, a spicy, perfumed character, and light to moderate tannin. It can benefit from 2-4 years of cellaring and should keep for two decades. May 2011 93 WA 3 bts. per lot $400 - $500

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2003 (4) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé The spectacular 2003 Pontet Canet is still incredibly young and vigorous. This full-bodied classic boasts a dense purple color as well as a superb nose of graphite, creme de cassis, forest floor, licorice and a hint of truffles, low acidity, and extravagant richness. Most of the tannins have been resolved in this superstar of the vintage. It should continue to drink well for 10 -15+ years. Issue date 27 August 2014 Drink: 2014 -2029 94 WS 95+ WA 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

5 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2005 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé The palate is medium-bodied, but dense and structured—certainly a more masculine PontetCanet built for long-term ageing. Yet it retains marvelous freshness and vitality all the way through to the pencil-lead, quite saline finish. I suspect that the 2009 Pontet-Canet is more approachable than the 2005, so heeding Robert Parker's sage advice, afford this up to ten years in your cellar and then reap the rewards of patience. Tasted February 2016. Drink Date 2025-2050 96 WS 97 WA 6 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,300

6 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2009 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2009 Pontet-Canet is a wine that I have tasted several times throughout the year. Here, it is clearly bestowed a very powerful and intense bouquet with raspberry jam, boysenberry, graphite and cold, wet limestone aromas - very well defined and focused, the oak seamlessly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, in a funny way more like a 2010 towards the finish thanks to its structure. It still feels quite backward and with much more to give, a sense of coiled up energy conveyed upon the extremely persistent finish. It remains a deeply impressive Pauillac with decades ahead of it. Tasted December 2016. Drink: 2020 -2060 98 WA 3 bts. per lot $800 - $900

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2003 (3) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 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. 98 WA CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2004 (1) Saint-Estèphe. Grand Cru Classé rust stained label. scraped capsule 92 WA 5 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500


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CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2014 Saint-Estèphe. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1969 (1) Saint-Julien. u. hs.

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAILLY 2008 (3) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

Tasted at the château, the 2014 Montrose builds on the promise it showed in barrel with gorgeous blackberry, raspberry, cedar and orange sorbet scents that are extremely pure and refined. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very precise acidity and layers of crisp black fruit laced with vanilla from the new oak at the moment. That will be subsumed in time. What you have here is a very precise, multi-layered, almost sensual Montrose that is going to delight many for years to come. This is highly recommended—one of the finest Le! Bank wines this vintage. Tasted September 2016. Drink: 2024-2050 96 WA 6 bts. per lot $700 - $800

9 CHÂTEAU POTENSAC 2009 Médoc. 1 x scraped label 9 bts. per lot $200 - $300

10 CHÂTEAU DU TERTRE 2009 Margaux. 5ième Cru Classé 6 bts. per lot $300 - $400

CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1996 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé rust stained label The 1996 is long, with a deep mid-palate. It also reveals tannin in the finish. This wine is remarkable. It is muscular, concentrated, and classic. Bo"led in late June, 1998, it exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color, as well as a knockout nose of minerals, licorice, cassis, and an unmistakable lead pencil smell that I o!en associate with top vintages of LafiteRothschild. It is sweet and full-bodied, yet unbelievably rich with no sense of heaviness or flabbiness. The wine possesses high tannin, but it is extremely ripe, and the sweetness of the black currant, spice-tinged Cabernet Sauvignon fruit is pronounced. This profound, backward Ducru-Beaucaillou is a must purchase. It will be fascinating for readers who own the 1996 to follow the evolution of this exceptional vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2035. 96 WA CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 2000 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label A stunning wine from Ducru Beaucaillou which showcases its great terroir, this elegant but substantial 2000 has a dense purple color that has hardly budged since it was first bo"led. Displaying a floral note, with hints of boysenberries, black raspberries, black currants and a touch of background oak, the wine has superb concentration and density, but still has some substantial tannins that are not yet fully resolved. I originally predicted that it should be drinkable from 2010-2030, but I would modify that now to 2015-2035. June 2010 95 WA CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 2005 (1 mag.) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. The 2005 Ducru Beaucaillou is a 10,000-case blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot (they used to produce 18,000-20,000 cases). It is an exceptionally powerful wine with a dense purple color, superb intensity, and a beautiful, sweet nose of spring flowers, raspberries, blueberries, graphite, and creme de cassis. Full-bodied with fabulous concentration, exceptionally high tannin, good acidity, and massive layers of richness that build incrementally on the palate, this monumental effort is more structured than their outstanding 2003. It may be the finest wine produced at this estate since the 1982 and 1961 Ducrus. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2050. April 2008 97 WA

A candidate for the -wine of the vintage,- the 2008 Haut-Bailly possesses incredible complexity. Tell-tale notes of lead pencil shavings, charcoal, damp earth, black cherries and black currants intermixed with a hint of subtle barbecue smoke are present in this classic, quintessential Graves. Medium-bodied with an emerging, precocious complexity, it is a super-pure, beautifully textured, long wine that can be drunk now or cellared for 20-25 years. Bravo! 96 WA CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAILLY 2009 (3) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé I have had this wine now four separate times since I wrote my official review a!er bo"ling of the 2009s. It goes from strength to strength, and it is not surprising that it is now one of the perfect wines of this great, great vintage – the finest vintage of Bordeaux that I have tasted in 37 years covering that epicenter for world-class quality in wine. Much of it is a"ributable to winemaker Véronique Sanders and her boss, Robert Wilmers. Their incredibly draconian selection process and their enormous investments in both the viticulture and the estate as well as the winemaking facility have paid off brilliantly over the last decade. The 2009, which has an opaque ruby/purple color, an extraordinary nose of high-quality unsmoked cigar tobacco, graphite, blackcurrants and spice, hits the palate with a medium to full-bodied, saturated and rich mouthfeel, but an elegant and ethereal quality that is difficult to articulate. It is rich, complex and tastes as if it were the vinous equivalent of a remarkable haute couture creation from the late Coco Chanel. It is full-bodied yet elegant, powerful yet delicate, and remarkably velvetytextured, sumptuous and loaded with upside potential. It can be approached now, as most 2009s tend to be, given their richness of fruit, low acidity and extraordinary concentration, but the great complexity that will emerge from this fabulous terroir is at least a decade away, and this wine is set for 50 or more years of longevity. Kudos to Haut-Bailly! April 2015 Drink: 2015-2065 100 WA 6 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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4 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $1,100 - $1,400

12 CHÂTEAU DUHART-MILON 1982 (1 mag.) Pauillac. u. bn. scraped capsule CHÂTEAU DUHART-MILON 2005 (3) Pauillac. 2 x stained labels 3 bts. & 1 mag.

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CHÂTEAU HOSANNA 2000 Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU BARDE-HAUT 2009 (6) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU L’ARROSÉE 2009 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

Dense ruby/purple, with a glorious nose of blackberries, cassis, white flowers, licorice, and a hint of sweet oak, this seamless wine is a classic example of purity and symmetry. Combining power with charm and finesse in a deeply textured, rich, elegant, yet authoritatively flavorful style, this is a brilliant effort as well as a compliment to proprietor Christian Moueix. April 2003 96 WA

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

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

16 CHÂTEAU HOSANNA 2005 Pomerol. 1 x scraped label This is an absolutely spectacular effort from Christian Moueix’s tiny jewel in Pomerol – Hosanna. An extraordinary nose of blue and black fruits, floral notes, licorice, and truffle soars from the glass of this dense purple wine. A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, this wine o#en has the most complex set of aromatics of any Pomerol. Velvety tannins, a multi-dimensional mouthfeel, and stunning finish give this full-bodied, extravagantly rich wine accessibility now, but it is certainly capable of lasting 25 or more years. Sadly, there are only 1,200 cases of this. June 2015 98 WA 5 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,300

17 CHÂTEAU HOSANNA 2009 Pomerol. The 2009, a prodigious blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, offers up an exquisite aromatic concoction of blackberries, plums, Asian soy, forest floor, truffles and graphite. Along with its stunning concentration, remarkably thick, juicy mid-palate and unbelievable complexity, its viscosity and opulence take this wine to new heights. This extraordinary wine is one of the superstars of 2009 and one to enjoy over the next three decades. 99 WA

CHÂTEAU BARDE-HAUT 2010 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. bn. 7 bts.

per lot $400 - $500

5 bts. per lot $600 - $700

27 CHÂTEAU LA CROIX DE GAY 2009 (6) Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU BEAU-SÉJOUR BÉCOT 2005 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B

10 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

94+ WA 5 bts. per lot $400 - $500

28 CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR DE GAY 2009 Pomerol.

21 CHÂTEAU D’ARMAILHAC 2009 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 5 bts. per lot $300 - $400

5 bts. per lot $500 - $600

29 CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR DE GAY 2009 Pomerol.

22 CHÂTEAU D'ISSAN 2000 (1) Margaux. scraped capsule CHÂTEAU D'ISSAN 2009 (3) Margaux.

7 bts.

CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2005 Pomerol. 92 WA

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4 bts. per lot $300 - $400

CHÂTEAU DES JACQUES CÔTE DU PY MORGON 2012 (4) Beaujolais.

4 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,200

CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 2008 Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU LA CROIX DE GAY 2010 (4) Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU CARBONNIEUX 2009 (3) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

The 2005 L’Evangile’s gorgeous aromatics consist of spring flowers, black raspberries, licorice, truffle and graphite. The wine is fullbodied, rich, still youthful and backward, with sweet tannin and a long, layered, full-bodied mouthfeel. This stunner is capable of another two to three decades of longevity. The greatest L’Evangile since the 1982 and before the heroic duo of 2009 and 2010? June 2015 Drink: 2015 -2045 96 WA

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CHÂTEAU L'EVANGILE 2005 Pomerol.

4 bts. per lot $200 - $300

per lot $500 - $600

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7 bts.

per lot $300 - $400 4 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,200

24 CHÂTEAU BRANE-CANTENAC 2009 (3) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU CANTEMERLE 2009 (4) Haut-Medoc. Grand Cru Classé 7 bts.

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CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2008 Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-POYFERRÉ 2003 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x rust stained label

CHÂTEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPÉRY 2005 Margaux. 1 x scraped label

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

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 96 WA

6 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,300

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CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2009 Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU LE BON PASTEUR 2005 Pomerol.

This fabled terroir sandwiched between Petrus and Lafleur (hence the name) generally produces one of the more elegantly-styled Pomerols, but in 2009 it offers an extra dimension of flavor intensity as well as more texture and concentration. It reveals a superseductive perfume of mocha, loamy soil, herbs, black cherries and black currants, truffles and licorice, full body and velvety tannins. The overall impression is one of intensity, power, glycerin and richness as well as undeniable elegance and laser-like focus. This 2009 can be drunk now or cellared for another 25-30+ years. 97 WS 97 WA

A beautiful wine from Dany and Michel Rolland, this 2005 is surprisingly concentrated and powerful – more so than usual. Deep ruby/purple, with plenty of black cherry and cassis fruit, licorice and a touch of caramel, this wine is still full, youthful, and set for another 15 -20 years of longevity. This is a beauty and one of their strongest efforts in the first decade of the 21st century. For a terroir considered well below Pomerol’s superstars, this wine is a major overachiever. 92 WS 95 WA 8 bts. per lot $500 - $600

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CHÂTEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPÉRY 2000 (2) Margaux.

CHÂTEAU LAFLEUR 1999 Pomerol. 93 WA 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

35 CHÂTEAU LA TOUR HAUT-BRION 1978 (1) Pessac-Léognan. u. ts. rust stained label CHÂTEAU LA VIEILLE CURE 2005 (1) Bordeaux. CHÂTEAU LATOUR-MARTILLAC 2009 (3) Pessac-Léognan. Premier Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LAVILLE HAUT-BRION 1994 (1) Pessac-Léognan. CHÂTEAU LE GAY 2005 (1) Pomerol. 7 bts.

per lot $700 - $1,000

CHÂTEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPÉRY 2003 (3) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé rust stained label 5 bts. per lot $400 - $600

39 CHÂTEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPÉRY 2004 (2) Margaux. CHÂTEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPÉRY 2009 (3) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé An inky/purple color is followed by notes of Asian plum sauce, forest floor, creme de cassis, black raspberries and a floral component that is unusual for a Margaux. A wine of exceptional intensity and purity with a full-bodied, sumptuous texture, lots of fresh vibrancy and excellent definition, this beautiful 2009 exhibits high but sweet tannin. It is more sexy than the 2005 was at a similar age, although their level of extract and concentration is relatively equal. Something about the 2009 reminds me of a Margaux version of St.-Julien's Leoville Poyferre ... if that makes any sense. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040. December 2011 96 WA 5 bts. per lot $400 - $500

5 bts. per lot $600 - $700

41 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1989 (3) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. Approaching full maturity, PichonLalande’s1989 has a deep ruby/plum color with some lightening at the edge. The nose offers sweet plums and creme de cassis intermixed with vanilla and graphite. The wine is lush, medium to full-bodied, and layered with texture, low acidity, sweet tannin, and the hallmark purity and elegance this estate routinely produces. Some tannins remain, but this wine has reached its plateau of maturity, where it should remain for another 10-15 years. 93 WA CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2008 (2) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 5 bts. per lot $900 - $1,100

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CHÂTEAU CLINET 2008 (1) Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU SMITH-HAUT-LAFITTE 2009 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé

Another resounding success for the vintage, the opaque purple-colored 2008 Clinet (14.4% alcohol) is composed of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Yields of 38 hectoliters per hectare, while higher than in 2010, were still modest. Another powerful, big, large-scaled effort, the 2008 exhibits an inky/purple color as well as sweet creme de cassis, blackberry, plum, Asian spice, licorice and incense notes. Layered and fullbodied with stunning purity and a 40+ second finish, this beauty needs 3-5 years of bo"le age and should keep for 25-30 years. 94 WA

The finest wine ever made by proprietors Daniel and Florence Cathiard, the 2009 SmithHaut-Lafi"e exhibits an opaque blue/purple color in addition to a glorious nose of acacia flowers, licorice, charcoal, blueberries, black raspberries, lead pencil shavings and incense. This massive, extraordinarily rich, unctuously textured wine may be the most concentrated effort produced to date, although the 2000, 2005 and 2010 are nearly as prodigious. A gorgeous expression of Pessac-Leognan with sweet tannin, emerging charm and delicacy, and considerable power, depth, richness and authority, it should age effortlessly for 30-40+ years. Bravo! 100 WA

DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER ROUGE 2005 (4) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x rust stained label

CHÂTEAU DE CHANTEGRIVE 2005 (2) Graves. CHÂTEAU DE FONBEL 2005 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 1 x rust stained label 5 bts. per lot $200 - $300

CHÂTEAU GRAND VIN DE LÉOVILLE DU MARQUIS LAS CASES 2008 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 2 bts.

per lot $300 - $400

45 CHÂTEAU CERTAN DE MAY 2000 Pomerol. 1 bt.

per lot $200 - $300

46 CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 2005 Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé 1 x rust stained label 2 bts.

per lot $200 - $300

7 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

53 DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER BLANC 2009 Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé 5 bts. per lot $500 - $600

3 bts. per lot $700 - $800

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DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER ROUGE 2009 (3) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE BLANC 2009 Graves. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU TALBOT 2009 (2) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé

3 bts. per lot $400 - $500

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DOMAINE LOUIS JADOT CHASSAGNEMONTRACHET ABBAYE DE MORGEOT 2010 (2) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE RÉSERVE DE LA COMTESSE 2009 (2) Pauillac. 1 x scraped capsule Made from a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, the second wine, the 2009 Reserve de la Comtesse, exhibits notes of forest floor, white chocolate, licorice, black currants and vanillininfused black cherries. It possesses a sweet, round, generous style given its high glycerin. Drink: 2012-2022 December 2011 CLOS L'ÉGLISE 2005 (3) Pomerol. CLOS RENÉ 2005 (1) Pomerol.

DOMAINE MARC COLIN ET FILS CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET LES CAILLERETS 2002 (2) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 1 x wrinkled and weathered label 4 bts. per lot $300 - $400

56 DOMAINE PAR LOUIS MICHEL & FILS CHABLIS MONTÉE DE TONNERRE 2002 (1) Chablis. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 cm.

CROIX DE BEAUCAILLOU 2009 (3) Saint-Julien.

LOUIS MICHEL & FILS CHABLIS MONTÉE DE TONNERRE 2004 (1) Chablis. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 cm.

CHÂTEAU ROUGET 2009 (6) Pomerol.

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

CHÂTEAU SMITH-HAUT-LAFITTE 2005 (3) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé 2 x rust stained label

MISE DU DOMAINE GERARD DUPLESSIS CHABLIS LES CLOS 2009 (5) Chablis. Grand Cru Classé

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CHÂTEAU SMITH-HAUT-LAFITTE 2008 (5) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU DOISY-DAËNE 1983 (1) Sauternais.

14 bts.

CHÂTEAU GIGAULT CUVÉE VIVA 2000 (1) Côtes de Bordeaux Blaye.

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7 bts.

CHÂTEAU GISCOURS 2003 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU GRAND MAYNE 2005 (1 mag.) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. bn. 3 bts. & 1 mag.

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DOMAINE WILLIAM FÈVRE CHABLIS BOUGROS 2004 (1) Chablis. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU DE NAGES COSTIÈRES DE NÎMES ROUGE 2013 (2) Rhône.

DOMAINE WILLIAM FÈVRE CHABLIS BOUGROS 2011 (3) Chablis. Grand Cru Classé u. 3 x 1 cm.

CHÂTEAU DES JACQUES CÔTE DU PY MORGON 2012 (5) Beaujolais. 1 x scraped label

DOMAINE FONT DE MICHELLE CUVÉE ETIENNE GONNET CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2012 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

DOMAINE WILLIAM FÈVRE CHABLIS LES CLOS 2004 (2) Chablis. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scraped label

DOMAINE BOURILLON-DORLÉANS VOUVRAY 1989 (1) Loire. u. 2 cm.

DOMAINE WILLIAM FÈVRE CHABLIS LES CLOS 2008 (1) Chablis. Grand Cru Classé

DOMAINE CONSTANT-DUQUESNOY CONFIDENCE 2012 (1) Rhône.

96 WA

DOMAINE GOURT DE MAUTENS JÉRÔME BRESSY VIGNERON 2012 (5) Rhône.

DOMAINE WILLIAM FEVRE CHABLIS LES PREUSES 2004 (2) Chablis. Grand Cru Classé 9 bts. per lot $700 - $1,000

DOMAINE GOURT DE MAUTENS RASTEAU 2009 (2) Rhône. u. 1 cm.

DOMAINE PÉGAÜ CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE RÉSERVÉE 2007 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 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 95 WA LE DOMAINE MONTIRIUS VACQUEYRAS GARRIGUES 2010 (1) Rhône. u. 1 cm.

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16 bts.

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE 1996 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 cm. wax marked label. scraped capsule

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7 bts.

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

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1 bt.

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

59 BOUCHARD PÈRE & FILS MEURSAULT LES PERRIÈRES 2007 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 93 WA CHÂTEAU MALARTIC LAGRAVIERE 2005 (3) Graves. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scraped label and capsule

per lot $500 - $700

94 WA

DOMAINE SANTA DUC GIGONDAS PRESTIGE DES HAUTES GARRIGUES 2007 (4) Rhône. u. 2 x 1 cm. DOMAINE THIBERT PERE ET FILS POUILLYFUISSE 2012 (1) Maconnais. 6 bts. per lot $500 - $800

per lot $500 - $800

DOMAINE PAUL JABOULET CROZES HERMITAGE AÎNÈ ROUGE 2009 Rhône. 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $300 - $400

65 DOMAINE PAUL JABOULET CROZES HERMITAGE AÎNÈ ROUGE 2009 Rhône.

4 bts. per lot $300 - $400

6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $300 - $400

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DOMAINE DIOCHON MOULIN-À-VENT 2013 Beaujolais. 1 x wine stained label

BOSQUET DES PAPES CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE CUVÉE TRADITION 2012 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

11 bts. per lot $300 - $400

DOMAINE DE BOISRENARD CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2003 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. stained label DOMAINE DE BOISRENARD CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2007 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 3 bts. per lot $200 - $300


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PAUL AVRIL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CLOS DES PAPES 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

DOMAINE RAYMOND USSEGLIO CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE IMPERIALE 2007 (5) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

DOMAINE DE LA CHARBONNIÈRE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE LES HAUTES BRUSQUIÈRES CUVÉE SPECIALE 2007 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

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

One of the most singular wines out there is the 2007 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Impériale. Made from 100% very old vine Grenache and aged in tank, it offers a sensational bouquet of spring flowers, peach pit, black raspberries, violets and mint. Full-bodied, unctuous and layered, with an enormous mid-palate, it has silky tannin, incredible depth and a great, great finish. This beauty just glides across the palate and has another decade or more of prime drinking. February 2017 Drink: 2010-2032 98 WA

My favorite of the three single-vineyard releases, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape les Hautes Brusquieres Cuvee Speciale is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah that comes from the Brusquières parcel located in the northern part of the appellation. This fullbodied, ripe, sexy 2007 is loaded with notions of black cherries, black currants, licorice and roasted herbs. It has the most texture and richness in the lineup and is drinking spectacularly well today, and it will easily keep for another 10-15 years. 96 WA

LE VIEUX DONJON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 1998 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

LA FERME DU MONT CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE CÔTES CAPELAN 2010 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

96 WA

The prodigious 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cotes Capelan boasts abundant notes of acacia flowers interwoven with blackberries, black raspberries, licorice, incense and a touch of graphite. The wine hits the palate with tremendous authority, impressive purity, a skyscraper-like texture and a full-bodied, layered finish that lasts for nearly 50 seconds. This remarkable Chateauneuf du Pape has a natural yet seductive feel. Drink it over the next two decades. 98 WA

68 CHÂTEAU SIXTINE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The 2010 Chateau Sixtine Chateauneuf du Pape performed exquisitely and, again, was one of the top wines of the vintage. With be!er integration of the new oak than I have previously seen from Jean-Marc Diffonty, this wine's opaque ruby/purple color possesses lots of licorice, asphalt, graphite, blackberry and kirsch notes as well as hints of lavender, forest floor and garrigue. This opulent, full-bodied effort is approachable, but it will not hit its full stride for another 2-4 years. It should drink well for 15-20 years therea#er. October 2012 Drink: 2014-2034 96 WA 3 bts. per lot $200 - $300

69 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2001 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 2 x 1 cm. 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. 93 WS 96 WA CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2007 (7) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 x 1 cm. Beaucastel’s 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape has turned out even be!er out of bo!le than I predicted. An inky/ruby/purple color is followed by a glorious nose of blue and black fruits, truffles, pen ink, licorice, and meat juices as well as glorious levels of acidity and sweet tannin, bu!ressing the fruit’s fabulous freshness and vibrancy. This full-bodied effort still displays considerable tannin, no doubt because of the relatively high Mourvedre content. It should resolve its tannins in 2-4 years, and last for 25 or more. October 2009 96 WA 9 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,300

6 bts. per lot $400 - $500

71 LE VIEUX DONJON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 1998 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 96 WA LE VIEUX DONJON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2010 (4) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 x 1 cm. 1 x scuffed capsule. On another level, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is rock-star stuff, and is probably my favorite vintage from this estate to date. Deeply colored, it boasts masculine, meaty aromas and flavors of smoked herbs, pepper, licorice, lavender, crushed rock and blackberries to go with a full-bodied, concentrated and rich style on the palate. There’s ample tannin here, yet they’re sweet and beautifully integrated. Give it another handful of years and drink it over the following two decades. 96 WS 96+ WA 5 bts. per lot $400 - $500

MOELLEUX LE HAUT-LIEU VOUVRAY 1990 (2) Loire. u. 1 x 4 cm. 1 x 2 cm. 1 x scraped capsule and label 6 bts. per lot $500 - $700


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DOMAINE WEINBACH RIESLING SCHLOSSBERG CUVÈE STE.CATHERINE 2009 (2) Alsace. Grand Cru Classé

FÈLSINA BERARDENGA CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA RANCIA 2008 (5) Tuscany.

DONATELLA CINELLI COLOMBINI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010 (3) Tuscany.

FÈLSINA BERARDENGA CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA RANCIA 2007 (3) Tuscany. u. 2 x bn.

ELIO ALTARE-VITICOLTORE BAROLO 2008 (2) Piedmonte.

DOMAINE WEINBACH RIESLING SCHLOSSBERG CUVÈE STE.CATHERINE 2011 (3) Alsace. Grand Cru Classé DOMAINE ZIND HUMBRECHT RIESLING BRAND RIESLING 2000 (1) Alsace. Grand Cru Classé

FÈLSINA BERARDENGA CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA RANCIA 2009 (2) Tuscany. u. 1 x bn.

DOMAINE ZIND HUMBRECHT RIESLING BRAND RIESLING 2007 (2) Alsace. Grand Cru Classé 2xu. 1 cm.

10 bts.

DOMAINE ZIND HUMBRECHT RIESLING BRAND RIESLING 2010 (1) Alsace. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 cm. DOMAINE ZIND HUMBRECHT ROTENBERG WINTZENHEIM PINOT GRIS 2005 (1) Alsace. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 cm. FE TRIMBACH RÉSERVE PERSONNELLE PINOT GRIS 2007 (1) Alsace. FE TRIMBACH RIESLING CUVÉE FRÉDÉRIC ÉMILE 2008 (3) Alsace. ST. URBANS-HOF PIESPORTER GOLDTRÖPFCHEN RIESLING SPÄTLESE 2006 (1) Mosel, Germany. scraped capsule and label 15 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

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FÈLSINA BERARDENGA CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA RANCIA 2009 (4) Tuscany. 1 x scraped label FÈLSINA BERARDENGA CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA RANCIA 2010 (6) Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 1 x scraped label per lot $400 - $600

78 ELIO ALTARE-VITICOLTORE BAROLO 2008 (1) Piedmonte. ELIO GRASSO BAROLO GINESTRA CASA MATÉ 2006 (1) Piedmonte.

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FÈLSINA BERARDENGA FONTALLORO 2010 (3) Tuscany.

CHÂTEAU LA NERTHE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2010 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

FONTODI FLACCIANELLO DELLA PIEVE 2001 (1) Tuscany.

PAVILLON BLANC DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1998 (1) Margaux. Premier Cru Classé u. bn.

98 WS 95 WA

POL ROGER CUVÉE SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL CHAMPAGNE 2002 (1) Champagne. 4 bts. (OC)

per lot $500 - $700

VAL DI SUGA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010 (6) Tuscany. 8 bts. per lot $300 - $500

82 PUER APULIAE NERO DI TROIA RISERVA 2009 (3) Puglia. ROCCA DI CASTAGNOLI CHIANTI CLASSICO 2011 (1) Tuscany. dog eared label SAN POLINO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010 (3) Tuscany. 7 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

83 TENUTA GUADO AL TASSO IL BRUCIA 2013 (1) Tuscany. dog eared label

10 bts.

VENEROSO TENUTA DI GHIZZANO 2009 (4) Tuscany. 2 x wine stained labels

per lot $700 - $900

79 FONTODI CHIANTI CLASSICO 2010 Tuscany.

FÈLSINA BERARDENGA CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA 2009 Tuscany. u. 2 x bn.

9 bts. per lot $200 - $300

per lot $200 - $300

TALENTI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2007 (2) Tuscany. scraped labels

FONTODI FLACCIANELLO DELLA PIEVE 2004 (4) Tuscany.

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7 bts.

6 bts. per lot $300 - $400

per lot $600 - $800

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10 bts.

MARCHESI ANTINORI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO PIAN DELLE VIGNE 2006 (1) Tuscany.

VRUCARA FEUDO MONTONI DEL PRINCIPATO DI VILLANOVA 2011 (2) Sicily. 7 bts.

per lot $200 - $300


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BADIA A PASSIGNANO CHIANTI CLASSICO GRAN SELEZIONE 2010 (1) Tuscany.

FULIGNI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2007 (2) Tuscany.

DOMINUS ESTATE 2007 Napa Valley.

CASTELLARE DI CASTELLINA CHIANTI CLASSICO 2010 (2) Tuscany.

FULIGNI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010 (6) Tuscany.

CASTELLO DI AMA CHIANTI CLASSICO 2008 (2) Tuscany.

8 bts. per lot $500 - $600

FALCHINI CAMPORA ROSSO 2007 (2) Tuscany.

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MAZZEI CASTELLO FONTERUTOLI 2010 (3) Tuscany.

FULIGNI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010 Tuscany.

10 bts.

6 bts. per lot $400 - $500

per lot $300 - $400

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

94 DOMINUS ESTATE 2009 Napa Valley.

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COL D'ORCIA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2006 (2) Tuscany.

2 bts.

COLLOSORBO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2006 (2) Tuscany.

per lot $300 - $400

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

The 2009 Dominus saw about 40% new oak compared to the 20% for Napanook. A seamless classic, it offers a symphony of red and black currants, Asian plum sauce, lavender, and underbrush. Sweet Christmas fruitcake characteristics emerge from this magnificent Dominus that finished at 14.5% natural alcohol (slightly higher than usual). The seamless integration of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol, the brilliant length and overall compelling complexity and richness make it one of the great classics from this historic estate. It should drink well for 20-25 years. 93 WS 97 WA

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4 bts. per lot $200 - $300

FOSSACOLLE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2007 (3) Tuscany.

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IL POGGIONE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RESERVA 2004 (3) Tuscany.

I SODI DI S.NICCOLO CASTELLARE DI CASTELLINA 2006 (1) Tuscany.

6 bts. per lot $300 - $400

I SODI DI S.NICCOLO CASTELLARE DI CASTELLINA 2008 (5) Tuscany.

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6 bts. per lot $400 - $500

IL POGGIONE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010 (6) Tuscany.

DUMOL PINOT NOIR RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY 2011 (1) Sonoma County.

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DUMOL PINOT NOIR RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY 2012 (2) Sonoma County.

3 bts. per lot $500 - $600

The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a striking wine that shows uncompromising varietal pureness, albeit in a most concentrated and elaborate form. This is what great Sangiovese is all about. There's so much happening on the nose and the wine brings you to cherry, spice, licorice, cured meat, pressed rose and grilled meat in equal measure. No one element overpowers the next. The mouthfeel is also tight and bright with the kind of fruit intensity that promises long cellar aging. This Brunello is only at the beginning of a long road ahead. The longer the wine stays in the glass, the more it offers in terms of complexity and intensity. This is a true standout that can be enjoyed for up to 20 years ahead. Drink: 2017-2035 February 2015 98 WA

BODEGAS EL REGAJAL GALIA 2013 (1) Madrid, Spain.

IL POGGIONE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RESERVA 2010 (3) Tuscany.

XAVIER CUVÉE ANONYME CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE 2011 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm.

95 DUMOL AIDEN SONOMA PINOT NOIR 2014 (2) Sonoma Coast.

DELAFORCE CORTE VINTAGE PORT 1997 (1) Douro, Portugal.

5 bts. per lot $300 - $400

DOW'S VINTAGE PORT 1977 (1) Douro, Portugal.

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LA BERGERIE DU CAMPS DE NYILS 2009 (1 hf ltr.) Côtes du Roussillon. scraped capsule

FOXEN PINOT NOIR BLOCK 43 BIEN NACIDO VINEYARD 2013 (1) Santa Barbara County.

SANDRONE LE VIGNE BAROLO 2001 (1 mag.) Piedmonte. u. 1 cm.

9 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,700 4 bts. & 1 hf. ltr. & 1 mag. $600

per lot $400 -

HARTFORD COURT FAR COAST VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2012 (4) Sonoma Coast. HARTFORD OLD VINE ZINFANDEL RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY 2014 (1) Sonoma County. SEA SMOKE SOUTHING PINOT NOIR EISELE VINEYARD 2014 (1) Santa Barbara County. THE OJAI VINEYARD PINOT NOIR PRESIDIO VINEYARD 2009 (1) Santa Barbara County. 8 bts. per lot $400 - $800


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MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2007 Tuscany.

Just as impressive from bo!le as it was from barrel, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon jumps from the glass with an exotic, beguiling melange of violets, cassis, spices and menthol. Layers of fruit supported by vivid, beautifully articulated tannins cover every inch of the palate. Rich and powerful, the 2010 never abandons its classic sense of structure. Today, the 2010 is a bit compact, but time should prove to be very beneficial in releasing the wine’s true potential. There is absolutely nothing out of place in this majestic Cabernet Sauvignon. The tannins are virtually imperceptible, as is the new oak. The long growing season produced a wine that is among the finest of the vintage. This is an unforge!able wine from Ric Forman. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. December 2012 98 WA

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. October 2015 92 WS 95 WA

IL POGGIONE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010 Tuscany.

3 bts. per lot $400 - $500

98 RAVENSWOOD BELLONI ZINFANDEL RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY 2012 (1) Sonoma County. RAVENSWOOD DICKERSON ZINFANDEL 2009 (1) Napa Valley. RAVENSWOOD OLD HILL ZINFANDEL 2012 (1) Sonoma Valley. RAVENSWOOD TELDESCHI ZINFANDEL DRY CREEK VALLEY 2012 (1) Sonoma County. 4 bts. per lot $100 - $200

99 ELDERTON COMMAND SHIRAZ 2012 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia. ELDERTON WINES SHIRAZ 2013 (3) Barossa Valley, South Australia. FIRST DROP FAT OF THE LAND SHIRAZ EBENEZER VINEYARD 2010 (1) Barossa Valley, South Australia. 6 bts. per lot $200 - $400

2 bts.

per lot $200 - $300

The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a striking wine that shows uncompromising varietal pureness, albeit in a most concentrated and elaborate form. This is what great Sangiovese is all about. There's so much happening on the nose and the wine brings you to cherry, spice, licorice, cured meat, pressed rose and grilled meat in equal measure. No one element overpowers the next. The mouthfeel is also tight and bright with the kind of fruit intensity that promises long cellar aging. This Brunello is only at the beginning of a long road ahead. The longer the wine stays in the glass, the more it offers in terms of complexity and intensity. This is a true standout that can be enjoyed for up to 20 years ahead. Drink: 2017-2035 February 2015 98 WA

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

BOIRON BOSQUET DES PAPES CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CHANTE LE MERLE 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

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The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes is a blend of 85% Grenache and the rest equal parts Syrah and Mourvedre from the same parcels as the 2011. The wine is aged primarily in foudres with small percentages of the Syrah and Mourvedre kept in new 600-liter demi-muids. A spectacular effort, it displays a confit of camphor, blueberries, blackberries, black raspberries, lavender and other floral notes. This fullbodied, massive Chateauneuf du Pape is remarkably light on its feet despite what must be 15+% alcohol. Incredibly pure and remarkably intense, this is a tour de force from Nicolas Boiron. It should drink well for two decades. 99 WA 12 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

102 IL POGGIONE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RESERVA 2006 Tuscany. 4 bts. per lot $200 - $300

I SODI DI S.NICCOLÒ CASTELLARE DI CASTELLINA 2010 Tuscany. 1 x wine stained label 6 bts. per lot $300 - $400

105 D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2010 (3) McLaren Vale, Australia. GREENOCK CREEK SEVEN ACRES SHIRAZ 1998 (4) Barossa Valley, South Australia. The massive 1998 Shiraz Seven Acres performed be!er than it did in its youth. A nuanced, complex bouquet of black fruits, forest floor, graphite, licorice, and leather precedes a peppery, full-bodied Shiraz of extraordinary concentration, density, freshness, and vivacity. While vibrant, exuberant, and huge, it is not over the top, nor does it exhibit any evidence of wood. June 2009 96 WA 7 bts.

per lot $300 - $400


Blue Chip Wines from a Fastidious Collector

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CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE AU BARON DE PICHON-LONGUEVILLE 2000 Pauillac.

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2010 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. To put it mildly, the 1986 Mouton-Rothschild held its own (and then some), in a flight that included the Caymus Special Selection, Stags Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23, Dunn Howell Mountain, and Joseph Phelps Eisele Vineyard. Clearly the youngest looking, most opaque and concentrated wine of the group, it tastes as if it has not budged in development since I first tasted it out of barrel in March, 1987. An enormously concentrated, massive MoutonRothschild, comparable in quality, but not style, to the 1982, 1959, and 1945, this impeccably made wine is still in its infancy. Tasted: August 1996 Drink: 2011-2096 100 WA 2 bts.

per lot $2,300 - $2,700

107 CHÂTEAU LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD 1996 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé Tasted three times since bo!ling, the 1996 Lafite-Rothschild is unquestionably this renowned estate's greatest wine. As I indicated last year, only 38% of the crop was deemed grand enough to be put into the final blend, which is atypically high in Cabernet Sauvignon (83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot). This massive wine may be the biggest, largest-scaled Lafite I have ever tasted. It will require many years to come around, so I suspect all of us past the age of fi"y might want to give serious consideration as to whether we should be laying away multiple cases of this wine. It is also the first Lafite-Rothschild to be put into a new engraved bo!le (designed to prevent fraudulent imitations). The wine exhibits a thick-looking, ruby/purple color, and a knock-out nose of lead pencil, minerals, flowers, and black currant scents. Extremely powerful and full-bodied, with remarkable complexity for such a young wine, this huge Lafite is oozing with extract and richness, yet has managed to preserve its quintessentially elegant personality. This wine is even richer than it was prior to bo!ling. It should unquestionably last for 40-50 years. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2050. The wine of the vintage? 95 WS 100 WA CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE AU BARON DE PICHON-LONGUEVILLE 1990 (1) Pauillac. 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. Drink: 2017 -2035 98 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,500 - $1,900

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

109 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2003 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé Administrator Frederic Engerer says the 2003 is “the sexiest Latour ever made.” He also described it as “the 1990 without any bre!anomyces.” I loved this wine from the barrel and was fortunate enough to be able to purchase a small quantity, enjoying every bo!le I have had. A profound example of Chateau Latour, the full-bodied, opulent 2003 is already performing well at age eleven, which is somewhat atypical. The pH is a relatively high 3.8, which also indicates low acidity. The wine is very ripe, but not over-ripe, offers great freshness, and lots of creme de cassis and camphor as well as hints of blackberries and chocolate. Dense, thick and unctuously textured, this staggering Latour is undeniably the most sumptuous, opulent wine made here since the 1982 or 1961. Drink it over the next two decades. August 2014 98 WS 100 WA 2 bts.

per lot $2,100 - $2,600

110 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2010 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé An absolutely amazing wine, from grapes harvested between the end of September and October 17, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot has close to 15% natural alcohol. It comes from one of the few biodynamic vineyards in Bordeaux, but you are likely to see many more, given the success that Tesseron seems to be having at all levels, both in his vineyards and in his fermentation/winemaking. An astounding, compelling wine with the classic Pauillac nose more o"en associated with its cross-street neighbor, Mouton-Rothschild, creme de cassis, there are also some violets and other assorted floral notes. The wine has off-the-charts massiveness and intensity but never comes across as heavy, overbearing or astringent. Drink: 2021-2061 100 WA 6 bts. per lot $1,600 - $1,900

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

per lot $500 - $800

112 CHÂTEAU SAINT-PIERRE 2009 Saint-Julien. The all-time greatest wine I have ever tasted from Saint-Pierre, this estate, the smallest of the grand cru classes of St.-Julien, has an opaque purple color and a spectacular nose of subtle charcoal, creme de cassis, blackberry, and incense. Full-bodied, with striking intensity and flamboyantly rich, exuberant flavors bursting with extract, the St. Pierre has no hard edges, but rather massive, incredibly wellendowed blockbuster style, which should prove to be monumental. Give it 6-8 years to take on more definition and calm down, but this is a 30to 40-year wine. Bravo! December 2011 Drink: 2018-2058 98 WA 6 bts. per lot $700 - $900

113 CHÂTEAU MALESCOT-ST-EXUPÉRY 2005 Margaux. u. 1 x bn. A beautiful wine, once again, from this property that has been on a superb qualitative roll for several decades. Dense ruby/purple with notes of graphite, background oak, youthful crème de cassis and blackberry fruit as well as a floral underpinning, it is medium to full-bodied, textured, rich and impressive. Still in a somewhat adolescent stage, it should hit full maturity in another 2-3 years and last at least two decades. June 2015 Drink: 2017-2037 96 WA 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,100


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With a gorgeous nose of super-concentrated black cherry/kirsch liqueur, this wine offers notes of licorice, crushed rock and flowers followed by a full-bodied, powerful, rich finish with a boatload of tannin. This is a longdistance runner and a sensational effort in the vintage. Drink it over the next 25-30 years. June 2015 97+ WA

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

A blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, Pape Clement’s 2005 has an opaque purple color and smoky barbecue and chocolaty notes intermixed with cassis and blackberries. There is also some underlying minerality in this full-bodied, superconcentrated wine, which has wonderfully sweet, well-integrated tannins. This majestic, multidimensional wines is one of the great, great wines of the vintage. It should drink well for at least another 25 years. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2040 99 WA 6 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,700

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116 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. February 2013 100 WA per lot $4,000 - $4,700

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119 CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2005 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé Dense, opaque purple to the rim, with a gorgeously promising nose of blackberries, cassis, graphite and cedar wood just beginning to emerge, it tastes more like a three-year-old than wine that is already a decade old. This beauty is intense and full-bodied, with magnificent concentration, a majestic mouthfeel and a total seamless integration of tannin, wood, alcohol, etc. Beautifully rich, full and multidimensional, this is a tour de force in winemaking and certainly one of the top dozen or so 2005 Bordeaux. Forget it for another 3-5 years and drink it over the following 50-100 years! 100 WA 2 bts.

CHÂTEAU LA VIOLETTE 2010 Pomerol. Sadly, there's not a whole lot of production to this microscopic estate in Pomerol, but the name says it all. The awesome aromatics include not only raspberries, black cherries, and blackberry, but also the floral perfume of an haute couture house. Its terrific aromatics are followed by a wine with quintessential elegance married to almost unbridled density of fruit, all presented in a flawless and seamless concoction of full-bodied power, elegance and purity. This is a riveting wine and certainly one of the great classics to ever be produced by this tiny estate. Kudos to proprietress Catherine Pere-Verge. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. February 2013 100 WA 2 bts.

The 2005 Troplong Mondot is a blend of 90% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. It was emotional tasting this wine, thinking of the late Christine Vale"e, who made this compelling wine while ba"ling with considerable courage against an insidious disease. It is a great effort and a superstar of the vintage. Dense purple, it offers notes of white chocolate, blackberry, cassis and licorice as well as a hint of truffle and some subtle background oak. Full-bodied, multi-layered, and spectacularly pure and rich, it is a tour de force, and a great tribute to an incredible woman. Remarkably youthful, this wine probably needs another 4-8 years of bo"le age, and should keep for 20 or more years. Kudos to the late Christine Vale"e! June 2015 Drink: 2019-2043 100 WA 5 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,500

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120 CHÂTEAU SUDUIRAUT 2001 Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé The Suduiraut 2001 has an a"ractive bouquet of honeycomb, passion fruit and a touch of petrol that are well defined, if not as complex as more recent vintages such as the 2009. The palate is well balanced with fine citrus lemon and apricot notes. October 2014 Drink: 2014 -2034 94 WA 6 hf. bts.

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122 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 2001 Sauternais. You may ask: what is the point? Another perfect score for the 2001 d'Yquem. Oh well, why not? This bo"le, served blind, reinforced the sheer unadulterated brilliance of this legendary Sauternes now at 15 years old. Doesn't time fly. It seems to be aging at a glacial pace, hardly changed since I last tasted it. The nose is like the throbbing engine of an Aston Martin Vantage, ready to go. It is so packed with intensity, perhaps a li"le more resinous than I recall, but with almost crystalline delineation. The palate is perfectly balanced and laden with botrytis, not as unctuous or as rich as say, the 2009 d'Yquem, yet with heavenly focus and a crescendo of flavors that take your breath away: acacia honey, yellow plum, white peach and orange sorbet. The startling things is ... this is just the opening act. Tasted September 2016. Drink: 2030-2101 100 WA 6 hf. bts.

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123 CHÂTEAU TIRECUL-LA-GRAVIÈRE CUVÉE MADAME 1995 Monbazillac, France. There is no doubt in my mind that the 1995 Cuvee Madame is as profound a sweet wine as I have ever tasted. Made from 80-year old vines, harvested grape by grape, and with yields of 12 hectoliters per hectare (under one ton of fruit per acre), this wine boasts a glorious nose of apricot jam, tangerine essence, and subtle spicy oak. With its profound richness, blazingly vivid definition, huge body, viscous thickness (with no heaviness), and finish that lasts for nearly a minute, this nectar constitutes one of the most extraordinary sweet wines I have ever tasted. As is the case with so many of the world's greatest wines, the production is insignificant. Only 50 six-bo"le cases are being imported to the United States. June 1997 100 WA 2 hf. ltrs.

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

Still a youngster, the blockbuster 1995 Ermitage le Pavillon is a quintessential Hermitage in every way. Full-bodied, powerful, thick and unctuous, with tons of smoky, black, black fruits, tar, saddle leather and peppery herbs, this perfect wine is massively concentrated, rich and stacked, with masses of ripe tannin hiding under its still lively and fresh fruit. And while it’s a brilliant drink today, it’s still not yet fully mature. This tour de Force beauty will see its 50th birthday in fine form! September 2016 Drink: 2005-2045 100 WA

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125 DOMAINE PERROT-MINOT CHAPELLECHAMBERTIN VIEILLES VIGNES 2005 Côte de Nuits. From 50-year-old vines, a 2005 ChapelleChambertin Vieilles Vignes smells of intensely ripe black-raspberry and tiny Maine blueberries, comes onto the palate with a sappy, slightly resinous, pungently spicy and berryish, almost Zinfandel-like fruit personality allied to very Burgundian carnality, and finishes with dark concentration yet panache. April 2007 (95-96) WA 2 bts.

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126 MAISON NICOLAS POTEL CHAMBERTIN 2005 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé Here is a 2005 Chambertin that rivals the rose petals of Clos de Beze, along with licorice, a ripeness of red fruit, a suggestion of peach jam, and a pungency of cinnamon that turns tactile on the palate. A chocolate richness and liqueur-like fruit intensity in the mouth never lose sight of the rose petals, nor cover up the chalk, wet stone and roasted meat that underlie a sumptuous, sultry finish. “Round,” “rich” and “resonant” gain new meaning with this stunningly opulent Pinot. June 2007 (97-98) WA 2 bts.

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129 DOMAINE MARQUIS D'ANGERVILLE VOLNAY CLOS DES DUCS 2005 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé Fine-grained and finely-integrated tannins are part of this wine’s tenacious cling. It will surely figure as one of the best in a long and distinguished line and be worth following for 15 -20 years. June 2007 (94-95) WA 2 bts.

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130 CHÂTEAU DE CHOREY BEAUNE LES TEURONS 2005 (3) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé u. 3 x 1 cm. DOMAINE DU CHÂTEAU DE CHOREY BEAUNE LES CRAS VIEILLES VIGNES 2005 (3) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé u. 3 x 1.5 cm. (93-94) WA

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M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE L'ERMITE 2003 (2) Rhône. More youthful and backwards, the 2003 Ermitage L’Ermite has additional minerality, as well as the focus and purity that’s always imparted by this tiny lieu-dit. Inky purple in color, it offers up spectacular creme de cassis, blackberry, charred meats, graphite and toast as well as a full-bodied, massively concentrated profile on the palate. It’s a prodigious, insanely good wine that should be given another 2-3 years in the cellar, and enjoyed over the following two to three decades. April 2014 Drink: 2016-2046 100 WA M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE L'ERMITE 2006 (3) Rhône. u. 1 x 2 cm. More taut, focused and chiseled than the le Pavillon, the blockbuster 2006 Ermitage L'Ermite offers full-bodied richness, a liquid rock-like minerality and sensational notes of black currants, bloody meat, licorice and spice. Reminding me of the 1995, with sensational depth, purity and length, this incredible wine won’t hit maturity for another decade, and will keep for 2-3 decades. February 2017. Drink: 2021-2050 98 WA 5 bts. per lot $1,600 - $2,000

134 DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 2009 Rhône. The 2009 Hermitage exhibits a black/purple color along with a sumptuous nose of roasted meats, ground pepper, black currants, blackberry jam, and subtle smoke and licorice. The extraordinary bouquet is followed by a wine of extravagant intensity as well as tremendous focus and precision. While not as powerful as the blockbuster 2003, the amazing 2009 may turn out to be a modern day version of their magnificent 1990 (which is drinking incredibly well at present). Anyone who loves Hermitage and has a cold cellar should be lining up to get a few bo"les of this beauty. December 2011 100 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,700


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DOMAINE DE LA JANASSE CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE VIEILLES VIGNES 2007 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 x 1 cm.

A wine that flirts with perfection is the inky and opaque 2009 Hermitage Domaine des Toure!es. Coming from L'Ermite, le Sabot, and Les Bessards, and aged in a combination of new and used French oak barrels, it gives up a heavenly bouquet of crushed rocks, blackberries, leather, wild herbs and earth. Massively concentrated on the palate, with another level of fruit and texture over the 2010, it has brilliant purity, building tannin and a blockbuster finish. There's enough tannin here to warrant hiding in the cellar for 4-5 years, but it should last for 3-4 decades. September 2015 Drink: 2019-2059 98 WA

Beaucastel’s 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape has turned out even be!er out of bo!le than I predicted. An inky/ruby/purple color is followed by a glorious nose of blue and black fruits, truffles, pen ink, licorice, and meat juices as well as glorious levels of acidity and sweet tannin, bu!ressing the fruit’s fabulous freshness and vibrancy. This full-bodied effort still displays considerable tannin, no doubt because of the relatively high Mourvedre content. It should resolve its tannins in 2-4 years, and last for 25 or more. October 2009 96 WA

The finest wine I’ve ever tasted from the Sabon’s (although the 2010 gives it a run for its money), the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a flawless example of what this estate is capable of in a great year. Fullbodied, decadent and layered, with incredible purity and freshness, it boasts heavenly notes of blackberry, chocolate, licorice, red wine marinade and roasted meat. It’s a monumental wine that offers a singular, yet hedonistic drinking experience that should not be missed. 96 WS 100 WA

DOMAINE PÉGAÜ CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE RÉSERVÉE 1990 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

DOMAINE PIERRE USSEGLIO ET FILS CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE DE MON AÏEUL 2007 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

DOMAINE AUGUSTE CLAPE CORNAS 2009 (2) Rhône. u. 2 x 1 cm. Almost as good, yet in a completely different style, the 2009 Cornas is about as sexy and voluptuous as Cornas gets! Loaded with kirsch, licorice, dried flowers and smoked meat-like aromas and flavors, this awesome 2009 has thrilling concentration, full-bodied richness and knockout length. It has the fruit to impress today, but needs 3-4 years of bo!le age and will have over two decades of longevity. August 2014 Drink: 2017-2037 97 WA

A big step up, and showing that the warmer, richer years dish out the most pleasure at maturity, the 1990 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve is drop-dead gorgeous, and close to my favorite of the night. Possessing a thrillingly complex, mature feel, with full-bodied richness and a layered, textured and seamless mouthfeel, this puppy was singing, with loads of lavender, peppery herbs, game and dried flower-like aromas and flavors. I don’t see it ge!ing any be!er, and would drink it while it still has this voluptuous, hedonistic slant that makes it such a joy to drink. August 2014 96 WA

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More ripe and exuberant than the '10, the hedonistic-styled 2009 Cornas Vieilles Fontaines offers tons of incense, flowers, black raspberries, toasted spices and violet-like aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, layered and downright sexy, it still has plenty of class and firms up beautifully on the finish. It's hard to resist now given all its fruit and texture, but there's enough tannin here to warrant 4-5 years of bo!le age. September 2015 Drink: 2019-2039 97 WA

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

DOMAINE ALAIN VOGE CORNAS LES VIEILLES FONTAINES 2010 (2) Rhône. Even be!er than the 2012 - and one of the greatest Cornas I've ever tasted - the 2010 Cornas Vieilles Fontaines comes from a tiny plot of old vines and granite soils named a#er the fountain located near the vines. Sensationally concentrated, powerful, backward and tasting like the essence of these steep granite slopes, it gives up loads of cassis, freshly crushed rock, wood smoke, black raspberry and roasted meats.This full-bodied beauty is as profound as they come, yet needs 4-5 years of cellaring and will keep for 20-30 years. Robert Parker rated this beauty 100 points on release and I can only agree with him. Hats off to Alain Voge and winemaker Albert Mazoyer. September 2015 Drink: 2020-2040 100 WA 4 bts. per lot $700 - $1,000

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The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul is just now starting to shed a tiny amount of its abundant baby fat that's been front and center since release. Still, it pulls no punches in its thrilling aromas and flavors of kirsch liqueur, roasted garrigue, black raspberries, incense, cured meats and licorice, and it is about as quintessential Grenache as you can find. Thrillingly concentrated, intense, perfumed and layered with incredible balance, this full-bodied beauty should hit its peak in another 2-3 years and keep for at least a decade a#er that. February 2017 99 WA 4 bts. per lot $900 - $1,200

140 DOMAINE DU CAILLOU CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE LE CLOS DU CAILLOU RESERVE 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 3 x 1 cm. 1 x wrinkled label Monumental stuff in every way, the blockbuster 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Le Clos du Caillou has put on even more richness and weight than when I tasted it on release ( and it rated 98). Inky colored, it offers up extraordinary aromas and flavors of blackcurrants, black cherry, crushed rocks, spring flowers and melted licorice to go with a full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, dense and layered profile on the palate. It needs to be tasted to be believed. Forget it for another 4-5 years, at which point it will evolve gracefully for another two decades. It’s that good. August 2014 Drink: 2018-2038 100 WA 3 bts. per lot $500 - $700


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CONTERNO-FANTINO BAROLO SORÌ GINESTRA 2004 Piedmonte. 2 x wined stained labels

Even be!er and always one of the top whites in any given vintage, the 2011 Ermitage Cuvee de l’Oree (first produced in 1991) comes from 80+year-old Marsanne vines planted in the Les Murets lieu-dit. Gorgeously full-bodied and impeccably put together on the palate, with awesome texture and richness that’s framed by vibrant acidity, it boasts off the hook aromas and flavors of flower oil, bu!ered citrus, dried pineapple and powdered rock. It will be even be!er in another year, and age pre!y much forever. As I’ve said before though, there is no harm in drinking these beauties in their youth. December 2013 99 WA

Conterno-Fantino have once again produced one of the vintage’s finest wines with their stunning 2004 Barolo Sori Ginestra, which is just as impressive in bo!le as it has been on the several occasions I have tasted it from barrel. This explosive, heady Barolo bursts onto the palate with seamless layers of ripe dark fruit, black cherries, menthol, cinnamon, pine and minerals, revealing profound depth and richness. It offers superb length, gorgeous, sweet tannins and a finish that lasts forever. Although it is a surprisingly accessible Sori Ginestra at this stage, I expect it will close down at some point in the near future. Readers who have an opportunity to taste this wine in the next few months should not hesitate to do so. This is a remarkable Barolo in every way. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. December 2007 96 WA

The 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus ex Machina is a stunner in the vintage. Like the Combe des Fous, it has incredible elegance, as well as the forward, sexy nature of the vintage. Kirsch liqueur, currants, toast, sandalwood, and graphite are just some of the nuances here. The wine hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a layered, seamless mouthfeel and beautifully polished tannin on the finish. Give it another year or two and drink it through 2026. August 2014 Drink: 2015-2026 98 WA DOMAINE DU VIEUX TÉLÉGRAPHE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE LA CRAU 2010 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 1 x torn label Performing considerably be!er than it did prior to bo!ling, the 2010 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape is one of the all-time great Vieux Telegraphes I have tasted in the last 3+ decades. I believe it is even superior to the 2007, which I had several weeks ago. The 2010 boasts a dense purple color along with a sumptuous bouquet of spring flowers, boysenberries, black cherries, black currants, nori (the sushi seaweed wrapper), black olives, licorice and pepper. This full-bodied, meaty, thick, juicy effort possesses a boatload of tannin, but it also has incredible concentration. More massive than I remember from last year, it has put on considerable weight and intensity. Forget it for 3-4 years, and drink it over the following 25-30 years. 97 WA DOMAINE PÉGAÜ CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE RÉSERVÉE 2010 (3) 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 98 WA

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DOMAINE SANTA DUC GIGONDAS PRESTIGE DES HAUTES GARRIGUES 2010 Rhône. Up with the 2007 and 2001, the sensational 2010 Gigondas Prestige des Hautes Garrigues is a full-bodied, incredibly rich, yet pure and balanced Gigondas that offers off-the-hook notes of graphite, creme de cassis, licorice and roasted herb aromas and flavors. It's still a baby and needs to be forgo!en for 3-4 years, but it will have 2-3 decades of overall longevity. It could be a candidate for perfection at maturity. October 2016 Drink: 2020-2035 97+ WA 6 bts. per lot $400 - $600

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The 2005 Barolo Le Rocche del Falle!o is a massive, towering Barolo loaded with tons of rich, primary fruit. The wine remains powerful, dense and muscular with superb length even if it is a smaller-scaled Barolo compared to previous great vintages. That said, when I came back to the wine a#er it had been in the glass for an hour or so, I found that the wine had grown remarkably. While the 2005 doesn’t have the explosive personality of the 2004, it remains an awesome achievement in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035. April 2009 96+ WA FALLETTO DI BRUNO GIACOSA BARBARESCO RABAJÀ 2004 (2) Piedmonte. The 2004 Barbaresco Rabaja is off the charts. It boasts phenomenal richness and complexity in its dark, brooding aromatics and powerful structure, with suggestions of roses, tar, menthol, coffee beans and baking spices that emerge from the glass in an endless display of elegance married to sheer force. Although the Rabaja will be released as a white label nonRiserva, it is very close to Riserva-level quality. From barrel it revealed just a li!le less length than the Asili, It will be interesting to see how the Asili and Rabaja develop in bo!le. I would not be surprised to see the Rabaja merit a higher score in another year or two. This magnificent wine will especially appeal to readers who enjoy a structured style of Barbaresco. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029. October 2007 94 WS 97 WA 4 bts. per lot $900 - $1,200


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ARGIANO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010 Tuscany.

This is a powerful, linear Cannubi Boschis with tons of energy and muscle, but it will require quite a bit of patience. Sandrone harvests his three parcels in Cannubi Boschis separately. Vinification takes place in stainless steel. The wines undergo malolactic fermentation and are aged in 500-liter barrels (roughly 20% new) for a year. Once the final blend is assembled, the wine goes back into oak for another year prior to being bo!led in the spring. Sandrone is one of the earliest producers to bo!le, which he does to preserve as much freshness as possible. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031. February 2010 97 WA LUCIANO SANDRONE BAROLO LE VIGNE 2006 (3) Piedmonte. Sandrone’s 2006 Barolo Le Vigne possesses awesome balance as intricately woven layers of aromas and flavors come together in the glass. The 2006 is an especially powerful Le Vigne boasting a solid core of floral, red fruits supported by firm yet elegant tannins. This, too, shows the considerable drive and focus that is the hallmark of the vintage. The wine’s overall balance is impeccable. Le Vigne is made from parcels in Vignane (Barolo), Conterni and Cere!a (Monforte) and Merli (Novello). The wines are aged separately for a year in 500liter barrels. The final blend is assembled, a"er which the wine spends an additional year in oak prior to being bo!led. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026. February 2010 96 WA

12 bts. per lot $500 - $700

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CASANOVA DI NERI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO TENUTA NUOVA 2010 Tuscany.

The 2010 Barolo is a great fall back wine for those who want to know the flavor profile of a classic, well-made Barolo. This is a textbook wine, especially in the exceptional 2010 vintage. Black fruit and prune is folded together with delicate tones of cigar ash, crushed mineral, licorice, white truffle and dried raspberry. The tannins are firm, but polished and the wine leaves a lasting imprint of dark fruit and cola on the elegant finish. Drink: 2016 -2028. June 2014 95 WA

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

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6 bts. per lot $500 - $800

151 ELIO GRASSO BAROLO GAVARINI VIGNA CHINIERA 2008 Piedmonte. u. 3 x 1 cm. The 2008 Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera is flat-out great. Sweet roses, spices, mint, flowers and red berries are some of the notes that emerge from this profound, u!erly moving Barolo. The 2008 possesses dazzling inner perfume, endless layers of bright red fruit and stunning overall balance. Fine, silky tannins frame the extraordinarily elegant finish. This is a fabulous wine from Gianluca Grasso and his family. Chalky notes frame an energetic, brilliant finish sprinkled with shades of the 1989. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033. April 2012 97+ WA 3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

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BROVIA BAROLO ROCCHE DEI BROVIA 2007 (2) Piedmonte.

Aged for 24 months in oak, the gorgeous 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a brooding, dark wine with great aromatic purity. The fruit tones are rich and penetrating, spanning from plum, prune and cassis to spice cake, tar and black licorice. The wine's concentration is luscious and opulent. The oak element imparts lasting aromas of spice, toast and caramel but the wine already shows a good degree of integration that should help it continue its bo!le evolution. Hold this wine until 2017. February 2015 Drink: 2017-2030 93 WS 95 WA

The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova saturates the palate with masses of super-ripe dark fruit, tar, licorice and new leather. The Tenuta Nuova is an especially full-bodied, seamless Sangiovese deeply influenced by the Mediterranean climate of this warm site in the south of Montalcino. Layers of fruit build to an effortless, resonant finish laced with considerable aromatic nuance. This is another terrific showing from Giacomo Neri and his talented team. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027. 95 WA SIRO PACENTI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2006 (3) Tuscany. The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino saturates the palate with deep layers of dark red fruit, violets, new leather and spices. The aromas and flavors grow beautifully with air, showing remarkable intensity all the way through to the expansive, textured finish. This is a brilliant effort from Giancarlo Pacenti. The Brunello saw 18-20 days on the skins, followed by malolactic fermentation and aging in French oak barrels, of which roughly 80% were new. The vineyard sources are approximately 4.5 hectares in Sant’Angelo and Piancornello (in the south of Montalcino) and 5 hectares in Pelagrilli (in the north). Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026. May 2011 96 WA 5 bts. per lot $500 - $800

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158 IL MARRONETO BRUNELLO MADONNA DELLA GRAZIE 2010 Tuscany. The purest and most profound expression of Sangiovese on the market today, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie is a monumental achievement. It represents the pinnacle of varietal perfection from one of the best vintages on record in Montalcino. The wine opens to a beautifully saturated ruby color with vibrant crimson highlights. It shows an enormous sense of inner energy and vitality characteristic only of the best quality grapes. It continues to deliver crisp tones of small forest berry, pressed violets, wet earth, white truffle, licorice, balsam herb and all the other lovely aromas that are so distinctive in wines from this stunning part of Tuscany. February 2015 100 WA 2 bts.

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The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a striking wine that shows uncompromising varietal pureness, albeit in a most concentrated and elaborate form. This is what great Sangiovese is all about. There's so much happening on the nose and the wine brings you to cherry, spice, licorice, cured meat, pressed rose and grilled meat in equal measure. No one element overpowers the next. The mouthfeel is also tight and bright with the kind of fruit intensity that promises long cellar aging. This Brunello is only at the beginning of a long road ahead. The longer the wine stays in the glass, the more it offers in terms of complexity and intensity. This is a true standout that can be enjoyed for up to 20 years ahead. Drink: 2017-2035 February 2015 98 WA 6 bts. per lot $700 - $900

160 CASTELLO DEI RAMPOLLA VIGNA D'ALCEO 1999 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. The monumental 1999 Vigna d'Alceo is a 20,000-bo"le cuvee of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Sangiovese aged in oak. It boasts an exceptionally provocative nose of liquid minerals, graphite, plums, creme de cassis, and cherry liqueur. It is fabulously concentrated yet remarkably light on its feet, with medium to full body, sweet tannin, and layer upon layer of flavor nuances. There is plenty of glycerin in this rich, but neither heavy nor overbearing effort. This is a thrilling tour de force! However, it requires cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025. Bravo! October 2001 99 WA CASTELLO DEI RAMPOLLA VIGNA D’ALCEO 2000 (1) Tuscany. 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 98 WA ISOLE E OLENA CEPARELLO 2007 (2) Tuscany. The 2007 Cepparello comes across as rich, round and totally seductive in this tasting. Stylistically, it shares many a"ributes with the 1990 and 1997, although in my view it is more elegant than those wines. There is an immediacy about the 2007 that is highly appealing, and which will make the wine accessible relatively early. Layers of fruit build beautifully to an exciting crescendo of aromas and flavors. This is an undeniably sexy Cepparello. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027. June 2012 96 WA 4 bts. per lot $600 - $1,000

The 2008 Corbaia is striking in this vintage. A delicate, graceful bouquet gives the impression of femininity, until layers of fruit hit the palate with relentless energy and focus. The 2008 impresses for its balance and overall sense of harmony. The tannins are still huge at this stage, but I sense that as they melt away the wine’s true pedigree will begin to emerge. This is a great, great showing from Castello di Bossi. Corbaia is 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in new French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028. June 2012 96 WA FEUDI DI SAN GREGORIO SERPICO 2001 (2) Campania. 92+ WA FEUDI DI SAN GREGORIO SERPICO 2003 (2) Campania. The 2003 is a fascinating Serpico. The wine boasts impressive concentration in its dark, rich fruit. This is an incredibly primary Serpico, with li"le in the way of tertiary development. Ideally, it is best le# alone for another few years, but readers fortunate enough to own this are in for a thrilling ride once the wine opens up a bit. Today it remains tightly coiled but full of potential. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023. 92+ WA 7 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

162 MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2010 Tuscany. 2 x scuffed labels Humming with energy and life from the very moment you put your nose in the glass, Marchesi Antinori’s 2010 Tignanello shows magnificent aromatic layering and an enormous capacity to peel back and reveal itself in beautiful slow motion. This is an articulate wine with a long story to tell about the quality of its profound 2010 fruit. This Tignanello has the elegance of 2004 and the structure of 2007. A brief note on the structure: The mouthfeel here is not broad and big. Instead, it shows a sharp and elegantly streamlined feel with impressive persistency. Compared to 2009, the Sangiovese component is slightly higher with 80% of the noble Tuscan variety followed by 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. 92 WS 94 WA 4 bts. per lot $500 - $800

Poured from the special anniversary bo"le, the 2010 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia is a truly outstanding wine that leaves a lasting memory for those who are lucky enough to enjoy it. What stands out is the absolutely seamlessseamless-seamless (yes, it's worth repeating three times) integration of its many moving parts. The wine magically transitions from cherry, spice, chocolate and espresso in one melodic and continuous loop. It exudes balance and elegance over long, delicious minutes. It is profoundly impressive. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030. Of all the grapevines planted on the Ornellaia estate, the 2010 vintage showed best results with Merlot, says Leonardo Raspini. Because the harvest was later than usual, the early-ripening grape enjoyed a slow and steady evolution. This year Ornellaia celebrates the 25th anniversary of its flagship wine, the eponymous Ornellaia (1988-2013). General Director Leonardo Raspini and his team decide to celebrate with a commemorative edition of the wine packaged in an etched bo"le with gold le"ering. August 2013 97+ WA 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $800

164 SPERI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO MONTE SANT'URBANO 1997 (2) Veneto. 2 x scuffed labels SPERI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO MONTE SANT'URBANO 2006 (2) Veneto. 1 x scuffed label SPERI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO MONTE SANT'URBANO 2008 (2) Veneto. 6 bts. per lot $600 - $1,000

165 ARTADI VIÑA EL PISÓN RIOJA 2004 (1) Rioja. BODEGAS MONTECILLO RIOJA GRAN RESERVA SELECCIÓN ESPECIAL 1982 (1 mag.) Rioja. BODEGAS PINTIA CONSECHA 2008 (4) Toro, Spain. 5 bts. & 1 mag. (OC)

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BRYANT FAMILY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1995 (1) Napa Valley.

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The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon is cut from the same mold as the profound 1996, displaying astonishing levels of black fruits (the usual suspects - blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and cassis), phenomenal concentration, and virtually perfect balance and equilibrium. December 1997 99 WA

The 1998 Maya (500 cases from a blend of 45% Cabernet Franc and 55% Cabernet Sauvignon) is an amazing effort, possessing multiple layers of fruit, sweet tannin, and no herbaceousness, astringency, or thinness. This is an amazing tour de force in winemaking for the vintage. It is loaded, with impeccable balance. August 2002 95 WA

In contrast to the more linear, structured, but massive 2001, the 2002 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is pure fruit-bomb material, but stunningly proportioned, beautifully pure, with notes of melted chocolate, blackcurrant jam, sweet black cherries, licorice, camphor and charcoal. Very full-bodied, like the 2001, but much more lavishly fruited, it is more accessible and hedonistically, as well as intellectually, satisfying. If the 2001 is the long-distance runner, this comes across more like a middledistancer. It had performed fabulously well since it was released by the winery, and even though it’s still an adolescent in terms of its evolution, this wine is a head-turner in wine tastings, and a spectacular effort from Napa. Drink now or drink in 20-25 years. 97 WS 100 WA

CHATEAU MONTELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON THE MONTELENA ESTATE 1997 (3) Napa Valley. There are 10,200 cases of the remarkable 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate. Opaque purplecolored with a dense, chewy, full-bodied personality, it displays abundant cassis, mineral, and earth notes. This brilliantly made, super-concentrated, pure, blockbuster possesses sweet tannin as well as a terrific finish. Having added additional weight since last year, this sumptuous, multilayered, profoundly concentrated Cabernet contains 14% alcohol. It is a candidate for 25-30 years of longevity. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2030. December 2000 98 WA 4 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,500

SHAFER VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON HILLSIDE SELECT 2007 (1) Stags Leap District, Napa Valley. One of the perfect wines from Shafer is the 2007 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select. Think it over – in the first decade of the 21st century, Shafer scored three perfect scores and two 99s – that’s about as high a praise as I can give any producer in the world. Opaque purple in color, the 2007 has a stunning nose of sweet crème de cassis, black cherries, licorice, and toasty oak, a multilayered, full-thro"le personality, and a texture that builds and builds. Great purity, fabulous fruit intensity and a richness without heaviness characterize this massive, prodigious effort from Shafer. It’s still very young, despite this vintage, which seems to be maturing precociously. I don’t believe this wine will hit its stride for at least another 5-10 years and drink well for at least 2-3 decades. December 2014 100 WA SLOAN ESTATE PROPRIETARY RED 2007 (1) Rutherford, Napa Valley. The 2007 Sloan, now in bo"le, has lived up to the extraordinary quality it exhibited from barrel. A world-class, perfumed nose of charcoal, espresso roast, white chocolate, black currants, sweet plums, Asian soy and a Grave-like scorched earth aroma soars from the glass of this dense purple-colored wine. Full-bodied and seamlessly constructed with a multidimensional mouthfeel as well as a phenomenal finish, this 2007 carries considerable tannin, but at present it is concealed by the wine’s luxurious levels of fruit, glycerin and intensity. This spectacular 2007 should drink well for 25-30+ years. December 2010 Drink: 2010-2040 100 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,900

3 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,700

169 HARLAN ESTATE PROPRIETARY RED 2005 Napa Valley. The wine has stunning fruit and a full-bodied, powerful richness, yet is still nimble on its feet. This is a classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon from an absolutely magnificent hillside vineyard in the Mayacamas Mountains overlooking the Oakville corridor on the valley floor. This opaque, garnet/purple wine is another tour de force and, once again, proves that Harlan Estate is not only one of the greatest wines of California, but of the world. 94 WS 98+ WA 3 bts. per lot $2,400 - $2,800

170 VÉRITÉ LA JOIE 2005 Sonoma County. This multidimensional wine, which enjoyed a 4-5 day cool, pre-fermentation maceration, has a provocative bouquet of blackberry, cassis, new saddle leather, Christmas fruitcake, graphite and high-quality unsmoked cigar tobacco. It is profound, extremely full-bodied and massive in the mouth, but not heavy or astringent in any way. This is perfection in a glass, and a tribute to what Sonoma can achieve. Give this wine another 4-5 years, and drink it over the following 30+ years. June 2015 100 WA 2 bts.

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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. December 2010 98 WA 3 bts. (OWC)

per lot $800 - $1,000

U!er perfection, the 2010 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (a 610-case blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc; 14.5% natural alcohol) boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with a staggering bouquet of spring flowers, graphite, creme de cassis, kirsch, licorice and subtle toast in the background. Opulent and full-bodied with a multidimensional personality, gorgeous purity and a stunning, flawless texture, this spectacular wine is among the wines of the vintage. 100 WA

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The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is unlike any wine I have ever tasted from Dunn. Layer a"er layer of flavor saturates the palate in this opulent, full-thro!le Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2007 possesses dazzling textural richness, depth and sheer intensity. Purists may prefer more structured vintages, but for a producer known for such slow maturing wines, the 2007 is a huge pleasure to taste today. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2037. 97 WA

per lot $4,000 - $4,500

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The perfect 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Screaming Eagle is composed of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. Made in the classic, iconic Screaming Eagle style that the original proprietress, Jean Philipps, first showcased in the early 1990s, before the winery was sold to Stan Kroenke, the inky/purple-colored, seamless 2012 possesses an extraordinary set of aromatics consisting of pure blackcurrant liqueur, licorice, acacia flowers, graphite and a subtle hint of new oak. Full-bodied, opulent and voluptuous, this profound wine is as prodigious as I thought it would be last year when tasted from barrel. It should age effortlessly for 20 or more years. October 2014 Drink: 2014-2034 100 WA

DOMINUS ESTATE 2008 Napa Valley.

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Made in a more masculine style, the 2008 Dominus has all of that along with bigger body and more structure, fat, density and texture. Both are brilliant wines and they represent the finest back-to-back vintages for Dominus since 2001 and 2002 or 1990 and 1991. Both the 2007 and 2008 Dominus should drink well for 25-30 years. December 2010 94 WS 99 WA 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,600 - $1,900

174 DOMINUS ESTATE 2010 Napa Valley. Composed of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot, the stunning, full-bodied 2010 Dominus boasts an exceptional perfume of hoisin sauce, licorice, underbrush, forest floor, plums, black currants and jammy cherries intertwined with hints of cedar, baking spices and oak. Full-bodied and voluptuously textured, the 2010 is on a slightly faster evolutionary track than the 2009 (somewhat of an anomaly for these two vintages). This exquisite as well as prodigious 2010 can be drunk young, but it should age effortlessly for 20-25 years. Bravo! October 2013 100 WA 3 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,000 - $1,300

per lot $3,500 - $4,000

177 SPOTTSWOODE ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010 Napa Valley. 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 100 WA 6 bts. (OC)

per lot $2,000 - $2,400

94 WA SCHRADER CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON LPV BECKSTOFFER LAS PIEDRAS VINEYARD 2012 (1) Napa Valley. 94 WA SCHRADER CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON RBS BECKSTOFFER TO KALON VINEYARD 2012 (1) Napa Valley. The riveting 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard boasts an opaque purple color along with aromas of smoky barbecue, vanillin, creme de cassis, blueberries, black raspberries, graphite and licorice. There are 370 cases of this huge, rich and thick, but oh, so pure 2012. October 2013 (96-100) WA STAG'S LEAP WINERY PETITE SIRAH NE CEDE MALIS 2008 (2) Napa Valley. 5 bts. per lot $900 - $1,300

179 SCARECROW CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014 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 100 WA 2 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,200 - $1,500

180 DIAMOND CREEK CABERNET SAUVIGNON VOLCANIC HILL 2013 Napa Valley. From the biggest of the three vineyards, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill comes from pure volcanic, iron-rich, rocky white tufa of volcanic origin. Marginally speaking, this is bluer and blacker than the Red Rock Terrace or Gravelly Meadow. A tour de force of perfection, this wine offers up crème de cassis, blueberry liqueur, licorice, earth, truffle and graphite. It displays spectacular richness, magnificent balance and texture, and a long, incredibly pure finish of close to a minute. This remarkable, full-bodied elixir should drink beautifully for another 30+ years, if not longer. December 2016 100 WA 3 bts. per lot $900 - $1,200


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A real tour de force once again, and their second consecutive perfect score, is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, which is 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot aged 22 months in 40% new French oak. It is a larger cuvée of 1,416 cases versus 450 for the Reserve Claret. The Cabernet is just under 15% alcohol. A fantastic wine, with great intensity, notes of graphite, forest floor, crème de cassis, white chocolate and blackberry, the wine hits the palate with a thunderous presence, has a multilayered, skyscraper-like palate feel, a plush, intense texture, high but well-integrated tannin and acidity, and nicely disguised oak. This is a magnificent wine, with 79% of it coming from the Sonoma side of Spring Mountain and 21% from the Napa side. Drink it over the next 25-30 + years. October 2016 Drink: 2016-2046 100 WA

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon contains 3% Merlot. The principal component comes from the Champoux Vineyard (in which the winery is a partner) with contributions from the Klipsun and Taptiel Vineyards, outstanding in their own right. It, too, was aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak. Opaque purple-colored, it has a splendid perfume of violets, wood smoke, truffle, Asian spices, black cherry, and black currant preserves. Opulent and mouth-coating, the layers of complex flavors nearly hide enough tannin to support 8-10 years of additional cellaring. The oak, tannin, and acidity are beautifully integrated and the lengthy finish lasts for well over a minute. Drink: 2013-2033 100 WA

A stunning bouquet of tangerines, brioche, wet rocks, honeysuckle, lanolin, white flowers and quince emerges from this young Chardonnay. With a light gold/green color, great acidity, a rich, full-bodied mouthfeel, fabulous texture, and a 40+-second finish, the 2005 is still an infant in terms of development. June 2012 98 WA

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182 PRIDE MOUNTAIN RESERVE CLARET 2013 California. Close to perfection is the 2013 Reserve Claret, a blend of 62% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot, aged 22 months in 20% new French oak. There are 450 cases of this big boy (14.8% alcohol). This is a 30-year wine and a spectacular effort, with 14% coming from the Napa side of the property and 86% from the Sonoma County side. Dense opaque purple, with a glorious nose of chocolate, and espresso intermixed with mulberry fruit, blueberry and blackberry, it is fleshy, succulent, full-bodied, opulent and impressively structured. In fact, the 2013 tannic profile is alive in this wine, and thus I suggest 3 -5 years of bo"le age. Drink it over the following three decades. October 2016 Drink: 2019-2051 98 WA 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $900

183 SCHRADER CABERNET SAUVIGNON RBS BECKSTOFFER TO KALON VINEYARD 2013 Napa Valley. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon RBS, also from clone 337, but in this case from the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, shows an absolutely perfect 100-point nose of red, black and blue fruits, charcoal, graphite and forest floor. It hits the palate with a seamless integration of wood, tannin, acidity and alcohol and has tremendous opulence and palate presence in its full-bodied, long finish. On aromatics alone, it rates a perfect score, but I ended up being somewhat conservative I suppose. It should drink well for three decades as well. October 2015 98 WA 3 bts. per lot $900 - $1,100

QUILCEDA CREEK CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009 (1) Columbia Valley, Washington. The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Merlot) is a ripe, flamboyant and brilliantly proportioned effort that oozes kirsch, licorice, lead pencil shavings and dried spice on the nose. Showing the perfume and headiness of the vintage, it nevertheless stays vibrant and lively on the palate while delivering layers of fruit and texture. While formidably structured and tannic, it can be enjoyed now due to the overall tannin quality and purity of fruit. It will evolve and drink well for over two decades. Drink now-2029. 99 WA 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $900

185 MARCASSIN VINEYARDS CHARDONNAY MARCASSIN VINEYARD 2002 Sonoma County. A massive explosion of white flower, corn relish, orange rind, lemon bu"er and sea breeze-like characteristics jump from the glass of this light gold/greenish-hued 2002. Magnificent fruit, a full-bodied texture, and superb intensity as well as precision characterize this youthful, fullthro"le Marcassin. It comes across like an exquisite Batard-Montrachet (although recent Batards I have tasted tend to be oxidized). The 2002 Marcassin has two decades of life remaining. June 2012 100 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,700 - $2,000

MARCASSIN VINEYARDS CHARDONNAY MARCASSIN VINEYARD 2011 (1) Sonoma County. The 2011 is a great Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard from a much-maligned and sometimes excessively criticized vintage. 2011 has its low points, but there are many producers who got it right, and survived the challenging growing and harvest conditions. This wine has phenomenal intensity, with plenty of crushed rock, pineapple, honeysuckle, orange and tangerine blossom in an elegant, medium to full-bodied style, with terrific intensity, good acidity and freshness. This is more evolved than either the 2009 or 2010, and probably will be a candidate for 7-8 years of aging, rather than 10 or more. August 2015 97 WA 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $900

187 MARCASSIN VINEYARDS CHARDONNAY MARCASSIN VINEYARD 2007 Sonoma County. 1 x sliced capsule A staggering Chardonnay that’s still an infant, the light yellow/green/gold 2007 offers up notes of unbu"ered popcorn, orange liqueur, lemon bu"er, quince and crushed rocks. It possesses terrific underlying acidity, a fullbodied mouthfeel and a youthfulness and freshness that suggest this wine has two decades of life ahead of it. This majestic Chardonnay seems more French than Californian, but again, this reflects the significance of the labor of these two overachieving, push-the-envelope visionaries. What California viticulture and high-class, minimalist winemaking can achieve is exhibited in bold fashion by this 2007. It will hit its prime in 5-7 years, and appears to be a replay of the 2002 stylistically as well as for its overall potential. June 2012 99+ WA 3 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,400


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Light gold in color, with an extraordinary nose of poached pears, citrus honey and a touch of orange rind, the 2009 Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard has beautiful fruit, a full-bodied mouthfeel, penetrating acids and an underlying minerality and richness. The finish goes on for a good 40-45 seconds. This is sensational Chardonnay and very much in keeping with this vineyard. August 2015 98 WA

Perhaps the finest Cabernet Sauvignon made in Australia is Noon’s inky/purple-hued 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, a classic Cabernet with riveting levels of creme de cassis and graphite characteristics. Full-bodied and deep, with superb balance, high but sweet tannin, fabulous concentration, and a long 60 plus second finish, this is stunning Cabernet Sauvignon from 33-year-old vines cropped at 1.5 tons of fruit per acre. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2020+. October 2005 98 WA

Fonseca has scored in both the 1991 and 1992 vintages. The 1992 is a majestic young port that should ultimately rival, perhaps even surpass this house's most recent great efforts (1985, 1977, 1970, 1963). This colossal vintage port reveals a nearly opaque black/purple color, and an explosive nose of jammy black fruits, licorice, chocolate, and spices. Extremely fullbodied and unctuously-textured, this multilayered, enormously-endowed port reveals a finish that lasts for over a minute. It is a magnificent port that will age well for 30-40 years. February 1995 97 WA

MARCASSIN VINEYARD CHARDONNAY THREE SISTERS VINEYARD 2008 (2) Sonoma County. Like the 2007, the 2008 Chardonnay Three Sisters Vineyard reveals a greenish hue to its straw color. The wine is slightly more intense and powerful in the mouth with a profound depth of flavor and notes of white currants, unbu!ered popcorn, hazelnuts and citrus blossom as well as a distinctive floral component and minerality. This compelling Chardonnay can be drunk over the next 10-15+ years. February 2011 97 WA 4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,300

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192 BODEGA Y CAVAS DE WEINERT MALBEC ESTRELLA 1977 (1) Luján de Cuyo, Argentina. u. bn. NICOLAS CATENA ZAPATA 2006 (3) Mendoza, Argentina. u. 3 x bn.

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See note below. 94+ WA PENFOLDS GRANGE HERMITAGE BIN 95 1981 (1) South Australia. Both wines were accessed to be in perfect shape by Peter Gago, Chief Winemaker, at Penfolds’ Re-Corking Clinic in 2010. A#er certification, the bo!les were topped up and re-corked by the winery. 97 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,500

190 PENFOLDS GRANGE 2006 South Australia. Made from fruit coming predominantly from the Barossa Valley this year (97%) and containing 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2006 Grange has been added to my list of favorite recent vintages. Deep garnet-purple colored, it’s still a li!le youthfully mute, offering notes of warm cherries, black currants, anise, coffee and toast with underlying hints of soy, yeast extract, black olives and Indian spices. Tight-knit and solidly structured on the medium to full bodied palate, the concentrated fruit is densely coiled around the firm grainy tannins and very crisp acidity at this stage, but promises something very special in the years to come. It finishes very long, complex and layered with the cedar poking though the fruit purity. Patience is required for this vintage; it should begin opening out around 2016 and drink to 2030+. December 2006 98+ WA 3 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,600 - $1,900

FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 1970 (1) Douro, Portugal. stained and scraped label Tasted at the Vintners Company’s 650th anniversary celebration at Vintners Hall, the Fonseca 1970 was the finest bo!le I have encountered. The bouquet opens beautifully with heady scents of clove, ginger, small red cherries, bergamot and allspice, displaying exquisite definition and harmony. The palate follows suit with lovely balance and poise in the mouth, notes of kirsch, shaved ginger and walnut building to an opulent, viscous finish that lacquers the mouth. Yet this bo!le shows more control than the bo!le tasted four years ago. The 1970 Fonseca is in a very nice place at the moment. You should join it. Tasted May 2013. 95 WA TAYLOR FLADGATE & YEATMAN VINTAGE PORT 1970 (1) Douro, Portugal. stained and scraped label 96 WA 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $700

TAYLOR FLADGATE VINTAGE PORT 1994 (2 hf. bt.) Douro, Portugal. import labels under capsule Drink: 2008-2045 100 WS 97 WA 2 bts. & 2 hf. bts.

per lot $400 - $700

195 DOW VINTAGE PORT 2007 Douro, Portugal. import labels under capsule 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 94 WA 6 hf. bts.

per lot $500 - $700

196 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2000 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé Absolutely compelling in two tastings of this vintage, the 2000 Margaux is composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. The extraordinary seductiveness, complex aromatics, and purity it exhibits lead me to believe it has reached its window of full maturity. Medium-bodied, with layers of concentration, stunning blue, red, and black fruits intermixed with spring flowers, a subtle dosage of new oak, and a distinctive personality that is elegant while at the same time powerful and substantial, this is a multidimensional wine that was extremely approachable and drinkable in both tastings I had of it. The color remains a healthy, even opaque bluish/purple, but there is no reason to hesitate to drink it. It should evolve for another 30-40 years, so there is no hurry either. February 2017 98 WS 100 WA 1 bt.

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A Varied Selection from Several Collectors

197 CHÂTEAU D’ARMAILHAC 2005 (1 mag.) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LE BON PASTEUR 1984 (1) Pomerol. scraped capsule 1 bt. & 1 mag.

per lot $300 - $500

198 CHÂTEAU RAYAS CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE RESERVE 2000 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. 93 WA DOMAINE FERRANDO CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE COLOMBIS 2010 (1 mag.) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. (95-97) WA PAUL JABOULET AINE HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 2001 (1) Rhône. u. 1 cm. 2 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $800 - $1,000

199 DOMAINE LEROY CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY LES FREMIÈRES 1996 Côte de Nuits. u. 1.5 cm. 1 bt.

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CAYMUS VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL SELECTION 2008 (1) Napa Valley.

DOMENICO CLERICO BAROLO CIABOT MENTIN GINESTRA 1998 (1) Piedmonte.

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98 WS MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 1997 (1) Tuscany. scuffed capsule The unfiltered 1997 Solaia (75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, and 5% Cabernet Franc, from a single 25-acre vineyard) is aged in 100% new French oak. There are 8,000 cases of the 1997. The sensational, opaque blue/purple-colored 1997 exhibits a complex nose of cedar, spice box, cassis, and subtle oak. With yields of only 30 hectoliters per hectare, and malolactic fermentation in barrel (a la Tignanello), this wine reveals extraordinary concentration, a thick, viscous texture, yet no sense of heaviness or ponderousness. It is a thrilling Solaia to consume over the next two decades. If a first-growth Pauillac were made in Tuscany, this would be it! February 2000 97 WS 96 WA 3 bts. per lot $700 - $1,000

201 CLIFF LEDE VINEYARDS POETRY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009 Stags Leap District. Napa Valley. Cliff Lede’s 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry is showing beautifully today (Dec 2012). It, too, is rather statuesque and towering. Layers of dark red fruit, flowers, crushed rocks and cloves inform this powerful wine. The 2009 has plenty of sweetness and depth, but it needs a few years for the tannins to so"en. Regardless, it is striking. Hints of mocha, licorice and incense add complexity on the finish. The 2009 is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029. December 2012 94 WA 6 bts. (OC)

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

CAYMUS VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL SELECTION 2011 (1) Napa Valley. A brilliant wine, and one of the stars of the vintage, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection boasts aromas of blueberry pie, blackberries, cassis and white flowers. This fullbodied, velvety textured, delicious 2011 is already drinking well, and should continue to do so for 10-12 years. It is a terrific success for the vintage. October 2013 95 WA PAUL HOBBS CABERNET SAUVIGNON BECKSTOFFER TO KALON VINEYARD 2006 (1) Napa Valley. Not surprisingly, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard is a profound Cabernet Sauvignon. The equivalent of a Bordeaux first-growth Pauillac, it boasts abundant quantities of creme de cassis, lead pencil shavings, cedar, and subtle smoky oak and espresso notes. Atypically sexy for a 2006, it is full-bodied with oodles of concentrated black fruits, stunning purity and length, and a finish that lasts for nearly a minute. It should hit its apogee in 3-4 years, and last for three decades or more. December 2008 Drink: 2011 -2031 96+ WA TOR KENWARD FAMILY VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON BECKSTOFFER TO KALON CLONE 337 2008 (1) Napa Valley. The same can be said for the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard Clone 337. (This clonal study being conducted by Tor Kenward reminds me of what Carol and Fred Schrader are doing with their various offerings from the Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard that are based on different parcel and clone selections.). Slightly be#er but with a character similar to the Clone 6, the Clone 337 offers abundant aromas of cassis, licorice, forest floor and toasty oak. Full-bodied with a multidimensional personality as well as tremendous texture and length, it should drink well for 20+ years. December 2010 96 WA 4 bts. per lot $900 - $1,300


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CAYUSE VINEYARDS SYRAH CAILLOUX VINEYARD 2011 (1) Walla Walla Valley, Washington. u. 1.5 cm.

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The 2011 Syrah Cailloux Vineyard is the only Syrah to incorporate a splash of cofermented Viognier, which in some vintages, can be as much as 10% of the blend. Including 5% in 2011, it has a fabulous perfume of crunchy black fruit, crushed rocks, smoked earth and layers of violets and crushed flowers. Straight-up awesome on the palate, with full-bodied richness and a seamless texture, it opens up in the glass, has superb concentration and blockbuster length. Give it another 2-3 years and enjoy bo!les through 2026, although it will certainly evolve longer as well. June 2014

The 2010 Syrah Armada Vineyard saw 22 months in puncheons and a second-fill foudre. It offers gorgeous purity in its black raspberry and cassis fruit, crushed rock and spice-laced aromatics, yet is relatively closed and backward at the moment, with an almost granite-like tightness and focus on the palate. It could flirt with perfection at maturity, but it needs 3-4 years of cellaring at the moment. Drink: 2019-2030 97+ WA

The 2003 IX Estate Proprietary Red is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot from their steep hillside vineyards. The youngest, tightest, most masculine wine of this quartet, it will benefit from another 5-6 years of cellaring and should have 25 years of life ahead of it. This impressive, blue/purple-colored 2003 behaves more like a 4- to 5-year-old wine than one that is a decade old. It is just beginning to strut its full potential. There is a roasted meaty character to this beauty, along with plenty of cassis, blackberries, blueberries, incense and spring flower notes. It admirably reveals the great terroir Ann Colgin and her husband, Joe Wender, have unlocked high above Lake Hennessey. 96+ WA 2 bts.

per lot $900 - $1,000

204 CAYUSE VINEYARDS SYRAH EN CERISE VINEYARD 2011 (1) Walla Walla Valley, Washington. u. 1.5 cm. Made from 100% Syrah, the 2011 Syrah En Cerise is similarly styled, with perfumed black cherry, plum, violets, spring flowers and salty minerality giving way to a seamless, thrillingly pure Syrah that has full-bodied richness, no hard edges and fine tannin. It too will be be!er in another couple of years and evolve for 15 years or more. June 2014 Drink: 2014-2029 96 WA CAYUSE VINEYARDS SYRAH EN CERISE VINEYARD 2012 (1) Walla Walla Valley, Washington. u. 1.5 cm. Always coming from a small 2.5-acre block inside the En Cerise vineyard, the 2012 Syrah en Cerise is a fabulously complex, seamless and elegant Syrah that exhibits notes of dried cherries, currants, dried herbs, violets and cured meats. These all flow to a full-bodied, nicely concentrated Syrah that shows the more structured, savory side to the vintage. Slightly less flamboyant and decadent from bo!le than barrel, I think it will reward 3-4 years of cellaring, and keep for two decades. June 2015 Drink: 2018-2032 97 WA 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

97 WA CAYUSE VINEYARDS SYRAH CAILLOUX VINEYARD 2012 (1) Walla Walla Valley, Washington. u. 1.5 cm. The only Syrah to be cofermented with Viognier, the 2012 Syrah Cailloux Vineyard (which sees mostly second-fill barrels) is one of the more serious, age-worthy examples of this cuvee I've tasted. Offering up lots of black raspberry, orange blossom, peach pit (these are no doubt due to the Viognier) and violet notes to go with almost searing minerality, this fabulous Syrah hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a layered, concentrated, tannic mouth feel and a great finish. Give it 2-3 years and enjoy over the following decade or so. June 2015 Drink: 2017-2027 96+ WA 2 bts.

CAYUSE VINEYARDS SYRAH ARMADA VINEYARDS 2011 (1) Walla Walla Valley, Washington. u. 1.5 cm. Even be!er, the 2011 Syrah Armada is probably my favorite of the 2011s. Deep, rich and layered, with phenomenal black plum, damp earth, pepper, mushroom, charcuterie and spicedriven aromas and flavors, this beauty tastes like the essence of this unique terroir. Fullbodied, rich and layered, it too should flesh out beautifully with short-term cellaring and have upwards of two decades of longevity. 97 WA CAYUSE VINEYARDS SYRAH ARMADA VINEYARDS 2012 (1) Walla Walla Valley, Washington. u. 1.5 cm. 96 WA 3 bts. per lot $600 - $900

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207 CAYUSE VINEYARDS GRENACHE ''GOD ONLY KNOWS'' ARMADA VINEYARD 2011 (1) Walla Walla Valley, Washington. u. 1.5 cm. The 2011 Grenache God Only Knows is shockingly good in the vintage. Sporting a big, masculine profile, with notions of lite gunpowder, ground pepper, herbs and wild strawberry and blackberry fruit, it flows onto the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a full, rich mid-palate and a healthy dose of tannin that will require short-term cellaring to integrate. This knockout Grenache will be at its finest from 2016-2026. June 2014 96 WA CAYUSE VINEYARDS GRENACHE ''GOD ONLY KNOWS'' ARMADA VINEYARD 2012 (1) Walla Walla Valley, Washington. u. 1.5 cm. Structured and backward, the 2012 Grenache God Only Knows Armada Vineyard offers lots of framboise, black cherries, bouquet garni and spice to go with a full-bodied, seamless, elegant feel on the palate. It picks up more and more tannin with time in the glass, and needs 3-4 years of cellaring, but should keep for 15 years or more. June 2015 Drink: 2018-2027 96 WA 2 bts.

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SAXUM VINEYARDS BOOKER VINEYARD RED 2012 (1) Paso Robles.

BEHRENS & HITCHCOCK ODE TO PICASSO RED 1999 (1 mag.) Napa Valley.

Just ever so slightly richer and more textured than the Sur Echalas Vineyard, the 2013 Syrah The Tribe Vineyard is a blockbuster effort that is up there with the crème de la crème of the vintage. Concentrated, full-bodied, sexy and layered on the palate, it has to-die-for notes of black cherries, currants, olives, steak tartare and Hermitage-like scorched earth characteristics. Like the other 2013s here, it needs 4-5 years of cellaring and will have two decades of longevity. June 2016 Drink: 2020 -2040 96 WA

A candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2012 Booker Vineyard is a blend of 73% Syrah and 27% Mourvedre that was aged 20-26 months in 60% new French oak. It's a classic expression of the vineyard and offers up lots of smoked meats, cracked pepper, wild herbs and tons of dark fruit. Big, full-bodied, thick and chewy, it has gorgeous purity and sweetness of fruit. It shows surprising finesse and elegance with time in the glass, but make no mistake, it's a big, rich and decadent beauty that will benefit from short-term cellaring and age for 15 + years. 98 WA

BEHRENS & HITCHCOCK WINERY CABERNET FRANC 1998 (1 mag.) Napa Valley.

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SAXUM VINEYARDS HEART STONE VINEYARD 2010 (1) Paso Robles.

per lot $800 - $900

More dense and rich, the 2010 Heart Stone Vineyard is a co-fermented blend of 51% Syrah and 49% Grenache that comes from a small 7acre, south-facing vineyard located on the western side of Paso Robles. Aged mostly in large oak puncheons for 20-28 months, it offers up a savory, complex bouquet of kirsch and blackberry-like fruit, meat juice, Provencal herbs, dried licorice, and dusty minerality. Gorgeous on the palate as well, with a de", elegant texture, building richness, and layers of chewy tannin, this beauty is reasonably approachable now, yet will be even be#er in 2 -3 years. It will drink well for 12-15 years. 94 WS 95 WA SAXUM VINEYARDS JAMES BERRY VINEYARD PROPRIETARY RED 2012 (1) Paso Robles. There are 1,580 cases of the 2012 James Berry Vineyard and it reminds me of the 2009 Janasse Chaupin (which is one of Justin’s favorite wines). Incorporating more Mourvedre than normal, it’s made from 43% Grenache, 29% Mourvedre, 18% Syrah and 10% Counoise that’s aged in a combination of concrete and barrel. Rock star stuff, with fabulous black raspberry, cassis, spring flowers and charred meat aromas and flavors, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness and depth, yet stays lively, incredibly pure and elegant, with lots of fine tannin emerging on the finish. It will benefit from 2-3 years in the cellar and have 15 -20 years of ultimate longevity. 97+ WA SAXUM VINEYARDS TERRY HOAGE VINEYARD 2012 (1) Paso Robles. u. 1.5 cm. 97 WA 4 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,600

BEHRENS & HITCHCOCK WINERY ZINFANDEL DRY CREEK VALLEY 1998 (1 mag.) Napa Valley. 3 mags.

per lot $300 - $400

211 CHÂTEAU DE MYRAT 2007 Sauternais. 9 hf. bts.

per lot $300 - $400

212 CHÂTEAU DOISY-VÉDRINES 2007 Sauternais. 2ième Cru Classé The palate is vibrant on the entry with impressive weight: hints of orange peel and apricot with a tender, almost understated finish. 93 WA 12 hf. bts. (OWC)

per lot $300 - $400

213 REMOISSENET PÈRE & FILS BÂTARDMONTRACHET 2006 Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé 3 bts. per lot $500 - $600

214 REMOISSENET PÈRE & FILS PULIGNYMONTRACHET LES FOLATIÈRES 2007 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 6 bts. per lot $800 - $900

215 DOMAINE HENRI BOILLOT VOLNAY LES CAILLERETS 2008 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 7 bts.

per lot $700 - $800

216 BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO LE ROCCHE DEL FALLETTO DI SERALUNGA D’ALBA 1998 Piedmonte. u. 1 x bn. 2 bts.

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The wine has a stunning nose of roasted herbs, grilled meats, charcoal, blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, with some oak still present. Dense, full-bodied and very succulent and lush, this wine seems to be in late adolescence, ready to enter a relatively mature stage. There is always a suspicion because of the extreme heat in July and August that these wines will crack up very quickly, and certainly that will always be a worry, but this one looks set for at least another 10-15 years of drinkability. August 2015 96 WA 3 bts. per lot $900 - $1,100

218 CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2001 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 3 x 1 cm. A great showing for this wine in the minivertical, the 2001 Pavie has a slight lightening at the edge of its dark garnet/plum/purple color and a big, sweet kiss of cedar wood, incense, licorice, blackberry and lead pencil shavings. The wine is dense, very rich, multilayered and finishes with at least a 40- to 45-second a!ertaste. This wine seems to be close to full maturity, but should hold there for easily another 15-20 years. It’s a sleeper of the vintage. August 2015. Drink: 2015-2035 96 WA 3 bts. per lot $800 - $900

219 CHÂTEAU CALON SÉGUR 1982 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé u. hs. CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1982 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. 2 bts.

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222 CASANOVA DI NERI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO TENUTA NUOVA 2010 Tuscany. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is a protagonist of the vintage. The fruit is deep and dark with rich levels of extract, intensity and flavor. It goes far beyond your standard cherry and blackberry to include plum cake, spice bread and bacon-wrapped prune. Nothing is obvious or monochromatic about this wine. Everything is nuanced and ethereal. Tenuta Nuova is also distinguished by the linear mineral notes that are characteristic of this single-vineyard site. In 2010, those traits are especially well-defined and pronounced. The tannins reach a level of suppleness that is almost impossible to find in the sometimes prickly and acidic Sangiovese grape. February 2015 100 WA 6 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,300

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

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2000 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé

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

Tasted blind, the 2000 Chateau Margaux was a reminder of the peaks that the millennial vintage could reach. Noticeably deep in color, the bouquet rivets you to the seat with copious red berry fruit, clove and truffle, hints of cedar emerging with time. As the aromatics open and aerate, the fruit profile seems to darken and manifests blackcurrants and bilberries. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin. There is immense depth and symmetry conveyed by this First Growth, quite masculine for the estate with a gentle but insistent grip. It is a brilliant wine that flirts with perfection. Afford it another 3-4 years if you can, because it will last decades. Tasted November 2016. Drink: 2020-2060 99 WA

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DOMAINE DE FERRAND CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 x 2 cm. 4 bts. per lot $400 - $500

CHÂTEAU BEAULIEU COMPTE DE TASTES 2008 (2) Bordeaux. CHÂTEAU BELGRAVE 2009 (2) Haut-Médoc. CHÂTEAU PÉDESCLAUX 2009 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 6 bts. per lot $200 - $300

226 CHÂTEAU DE BAGNOLES MAJELUS CABARDÈS 2010 (4) Languedoc-Roussillon. CHÂTEAU DE PEZ 2008 (1) Saint-Estèphe. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel CHÂTEAU JOANIN BÉCOT 2008 (2) Côtes de Castillon. 1 x wine stained label CHÂTEAU LA HAIE 2009 (1) Côtes de Bordeaux Blaye. CHÂTEAU LE CONSEILLER JEAN-PHILIPPE JANOUEIX 2008 (3) Bordeaux. CHÂTEAU LES ORMES-DE-PEZ 2009 (1) Saint-Estèphe. DOMAINE DE L'A CÔTES DE CASTILLON 2008 (2) Côtes de Castillon. 1 x wine stained label 14 bts.

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227 CHÂTEAU D’ARMAILHAC 2006 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU DE PEZ 2008 (1) Saint-Estèphe. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel CHÂTEAU LA DOMINIQUE 2008 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé CHÂTEAU MALMAISON BARONNE NADINE DE ROTHSCHILD 2006 (2) Moulis-en-Médoc. CHÂTEAU PIPEAU 2009 (1 mag.) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé CHÂTEAU POTENSAC 2008 (2) Médoc. 2 x wine stained labels 7 bts. & 1 mag.

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FRANÇOIS DE TOURNON SAINT-JOSEPH DELAS 2009 (1) Rhône. u. 1 cm.

DREI DONÀ TENUTA LA PALAZZA PRUNO SUPERIORE RISERVA 1999 (2) Emilia-Romangna. u. 2 x bn.

CHÂTEAU TEYSSIER 2009 (8) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 92 WA

M.CHAPOUTIER HERMITAGE LA SIZERANNE 1995 (1) Rhône. u. 1 cm.

FATTORIA GALARDI TERRA DI LAVORO ROCCAMONFINA 2010 (1) Campania.

DOMAINE FAIVELEY CLOS DES CORTONS FAIVELEY 1999 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

NOBLES RIVES SAINT-JOSEPH CAVE DE TAIN L'HERMITAGE 1999 (1) Rhône.

MOMMESSIN DOMAINE CLOS DE TART 1980 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 cm. stained label

PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ CROZES HERMITAGE DOMAINE DE THALABERT 2001 (1) Rhône. u. 1 cm.

11 bts. per lot $600 - $900

SAINT COSME CÔTES DU RHÔNE 2013 (2 mag.) Côtes du Rhône. u. 2 x 1.5 cm. wine stained labels

229 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 2000 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. bn. scraped label 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 99 WA 1 mag.

per lot $2,300 - $2,600

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CHÂTEAU GILETTE SAUTERNES 1982 (1) Sauternais. per lot $300 - $400

per lot $300 - $500

232 CHÂTEAU GILETTE SAUTERNES 1953 Sauternais. u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. torn and bin soiled labels 2 bts.

LE MACIOCHE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1995 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. SPORTOLETTI ROSSO VILLA FIDELIA 1999 (2) Umbria. 16 bts.

per lot $300 - $400

236 PODERE IL CARNASCIALE IL CABERLOT NO.560 2009 (1 mag.) Tuscany. TERRE DEL BAROLO VENDEMMIA 1982 (1 3 ltr.) Piedmonte. u. 5 cm. cracked wax capsule 1 3 ltr. & 1 mag.

per lot $400 - $600

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CHÂTEAU CLIMENS 1989 (1) Sauternes-Barsac. 1er Cru Classé

2 bts.

XAVIER ET MATTHIEU LEDOGAR LA MARIOLE 2016 (2) France.

FLAVIO FANTI ROSSO DI MONTALCINO LA PALAZZETTA 2011 (10) Tuscany.

per lot $200 - $300

BODEGAS NUMANTHIA TERMES 2010 (2) Castilla y León, Spain. 2 x wine stained labels BODEGAS NUMANTHIA TORO 2007 (1) Castilla y León, Spain. u. bn.

234 COTEAUX DU LOIR PINEAU D'AUNIS 2015 (1) Loire. DOMAINE SAINT-DAMIEN GIGONDAS VIELLES VIGNES 2007 (1 mag.) Rhône. u. 1 cm. SEBASTIN BOBINET SAUMUR-CHAMPIGNY AMATÉÜS BOBI 2011 (5) Loire. u. 5 x 1 cm. 3 x cracked wax capsules 6 bts. & 1 mag.

BODEGAS MARQUES DE MURRIETA CASTILLO YGAY RIOJA GRAN RESERVA 1978 (1) Rioja.

per lot $200 - $300

BODEGAS PALACIOS HERENCIA REMONDO LA MONTESA 2007 (8) Rioja. 1 x wine stained label. 1 x wringled label CLOS MOGADOR PRIORAT MANYETES 2001 (1) Catalonia, Spain. scuffed label NAVARRO CORREAS STRUCTURA ULTRA LIMITED RELEASE 2006 (1) Mendoza, Argentina. 14 bts.

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FIRESTICK LANGHORNE CREEK SHIRAZ CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2001 (9) Hunter Valley, Australia. 1 x wine stained label

LE SECRET DES SABON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

GLAETZER WINES ANAPERENNA 2007 (1) Barossa Valley, South Australia.

1 mag. (OWC)

HANGING ROCK CAMBRIAN RISE SHIRAZ 2005 (3) Heathcote, Australia.

A Small but Stunning Collection

1 bt.

per lot $600 - $700

239 ANDERSON'S CONN VALLEY VINEYARDS ÈLOGE 2004 (1) Napa Valley. CLARENDON HILLS SHIRAZ PIGGOTT RANGE VINEYARD 1997 (1) South Australia. 96 WA ELDREDGE BLUE CHIP SHIRAZ 2000 (1) Clare Valley, Australia. scuffed label HERITAGE ROAD RESERVE CABERNET BETHANY CREEK VINEYARD 2001 (1) Australia. MITOLO SAVITAR SHIRAZ 2004 (1) McLaren Vale, Australia. ROBERT CRAIG AFFINITY PROPRIETARY RED WINE 1996 (1) Napa Valley.

L'AVENTURE WINERY OPTIMUS ESTATE 2010 (1) Paso Robles. TAYLORS WAKEFIELD ESTATE SHIRAZ 2001 (4) Clare Valley, Australia. u. 1 x bn. 1 x wine stained label 18 bts.

per lot $400 - $700

VIÑA COBOS “COBOS” MALBEC MARCHIORI VINEYARD 2004 (1) Perdriel, Argentina. VIÑA COBOS “COBOS” MALBEC MARCHIORI VINEYARD 2005 (1) Perdriel, Argentina. per lot $200 - $300

DOMAINE DROUHIN LOUISE DROUHIN OREGON PINOT NOIR 2002 (2) Willame"e Valley, Oregon. u. 2 x 1.5 cm. DOMAINE DROUHIN LOUISE DROUHIN OREGON PINOT NOIR 2003 (1) Willame"e Valley, Oregon. u. 1 cm. OSOYOOS LAROSE CABERNET SAUVIGNON LE GRAND VIN 2006 (1) Okanagan Valley, Canada. 4 bts. per lot $200 - $300

241 TWO HANDS WINES DEER IN HEADLIGHTS SHIRAZ 2002 Barossa Valley, South Australia. u. ts. 1 6 ltr. per lot $300 - $400

244 BODEGAS TORO ALBALA DON PX CONVENTO SELECCIÓN 1939 Montilla-Moriles, Spain. aged cork label and wax capsule 1 bt. (OC)

per lot $300 - $400

245 E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA TURQUE 2007 Rhône. The 2007 Cote Rotie la Turque is an elegant, seamless example of this cuvee that offers sensational notes of smoked meats, truffles, blackberries and cassis, as well as a hint of tapenade with time in the glass. It has a rich, unctuous and full-bodied profile on the palate, with sweet, sweet tannin and an u"erly seamless texture that makes it go down way too easy. Drink this beauty anytime over the coming two decades or more. December 2016 Drink: 2015-2037 97 WA 1 bt.

per lot $300 - $400

246 QUINTA DO NOVAL VINTAGE PORT 1997 Douro, Portugal. 1 bt.

CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1978 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. 1 x torn label CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1994 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 4 bts. per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1988 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 2 bts.

per lot $300 - $400

250 CHÂTEAU FERRIÈRE 2012 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé

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251 CHÂTEAU PALMER ALTER EGO DE PALMER 2012 Margaux. u. 1 x bn. 6 bts. per lot $400 - $500

252 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2008 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 92 WA CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-POYFERRÉ 2008 (3) 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 94 WA 5 bts. per lot $400 - $600


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DOMAINE G. ROUMIER MOREY-SAINTDENIS CLOS DE LA BUSSIÈRE 2011 Côte de Nuits.

BODEGAS VEGA-SICILIA RIBERA ÚNICO 1996 Ribera del Duero.

Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Lafite-Rothschild has an elegant cigar box bouquet, with dusky black fruit and a touch of antique bureau—just classic Lafite. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, cedar and tobacco infusing the black fruit, classic in style with a conservative yet focused finish that lingers in the mouth. This is certainly the most subtle First Growth, but one of the most refined too—a sophisticated but understated Lafite-Rothschild that will age with discrete style. Tasted February 2017. Drink: 2019-2035 94 WA CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2007 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

6 bts. per lot $800 - $900

259 MAISON ALBERT BICHOT CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY LES AMOUREUSES 2014 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé MAISON ALBERT BICHOT DOMAINE DU CLOS FRANTIN VOSNE-ROMANÉE LES MALCONSORTS 2014 (3) Côte de Nuits.

92 WA 4 bts. per lot $400 - $600 2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1989 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé

2 bts.

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1989 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. hs.

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DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE L’HERMITAGE 2009 (1) Rhône.

255 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1991 Sauternais. 1 bt.

per lot $200 - $300

256 LOUIS LATOUR CORTON-CHARLEMAGNE 2011 Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé 6 bts. per lot $500 - $600

257 MAISON LOUIS LATOUR PULIGNYMONTRACHET SOUS LE PUITS 2011 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 6 bts. per lot $200 - $300

Pablo Alvarez quipped that in 1996, the growing season was so benevolent, that the winemaker was not even necessary! The 1996 Unico has a very pure, pastille-like bouquet with raspberry, wild strawberry, crushed stone and a touch of Chinese tea. It has impressive delineation and linearity. The palate is mediumbodied with filigree tannins. The fruit profile is shimmering in the glass with black cherries, cassis and blueberry notes. It is very feminine and powerful towards the poised, tensile finish that is long and seductive. One of the finest recent vintages, suffused with sensuality and opulence, the 1996 Unico is destined to be a great wine, one that might unfairly be overshadowed by the 1994. 99,480 bo!les produced. Drink 2020-2040+ August 2012 96 WA

per lot $600 - $800

263 OPUS ONE 1993 (2 hf. bt.) Napa Valley. OPUS ONE 2006 (2 hf. bt.) Napa Valley. 93+ WA OPUS ONE 2010 (1) Napa Valley.

The greatest wines Chave has produced since 2003 are the two cuvees of 2009 Hermitage. The 2009 Hermitage exhibits a black/purple color along with a sumptuous nose of roasted meats, ground pepper, black currants, blackberry jam, and subtle smoke and licorice. The extraordinary bouquet is followed by a wine of extravagant intensity as well as tremendous focus and precision. While not as powerful as the blockbuster 2003, the amazing 2009 may turn out to be a modern day version of their magnificent 1990 (which is drinking incredibly well at present). Anyone who loves Hermitage and has a cold cellar should be lining up to get a few bo!les of this beauty. December 2011 100 WA DR. LOOSEN RIESLING BEERENAUSLESE 2006 (5 187 ml.) Mosel, Germany. 1 bt. & 5 187 ml.

per lot $500 - $600

per lot $500 - $600

A glorious perfume of sweet charcoal, truffle, black currants and spice box soars from the glass of the saturated purple-colored 2010 Opus One. The gorgeous aromatics are followed by a beautifully knit, full-bodied red blend (84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.5% Merlot, 5.5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec) displaying lots of spicy black currant fruit, medium to full body, velvety tannins, and not a hard edge to be found. The texture, length and richness are all impressive. This estate has been making great Cabernet-based wines for nearly a decade ... and this is another one. Drink it over the next 20+ years. October 2013 96 WA OPUS ONE 2011 (1) Napa Valley. 2 bts. & 4 hf. bts.

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A profound blend from superstar winemaker Chris Carpenter, the 2002 Cardinale is composed of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Merlot from two of the Jackson Family’s top vineyards on Mt. Veeder (70% of the blend), the Keyes Vineyard on Howell Mountain (12% of the blend), and the rest from fruit purchased from the To-Kalon Vineyard in Oakville. This spectacular 2002 is drinkable, but it is still 3-4 years away from its plateau of full maturity. A large-scaled, intense, extraordinary Cabernet Sauvignon that combines power with elegance, it exhibits an inky/ruby/purple color as well as a sweet nose of vanilla, toast, creme de cassis, cedar and licorice. With gorgeous ripeness and texture in addition to a multidimensional personality, it can be drunk now, but will be even be!er in a few years. It will last for 15-20 years. There are 750 cases of the 2002 Cardinale. Tasted: June 2012 96 WA

ULYSSES VINEYARDS 2012 (1) Napa Valley.

MAYACAMAS VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2002 (1) Napa Valley. ZD WINES RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2002 (1) Napa Valley. 3 bts. per lot $300 - $400

265 ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE TO KALON VINEYARD 2012 Napa Valley. 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $600 - $700

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A vintage that saw rain in late September, the 2008 Syrah Cailloux Vineyard is a cofermented blend of 90+% Syrah and the balance Viognier, that wasn’t harvested until October 10. Hi!ing 14.1% natural alcohol, it’s drinking beautifully today and offers a meaty, iodine, peppery and plum-pit bouquet to go with a full-bodied, refined and elegant feel on the palate. It shows more and more floral and rose petal qualities with time in the glass, has plenty of mid-palate depth and will have no issues evolving for another decade. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2025 97 WA per lot $300 - $400

CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 1990 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B per lot $2,300 - $2,600

A Variety of Wines from Notable Collections

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

CAYUSE VINEYARDS SYRAH CAILLOUX VINEYARD 2008 Walla Walla Valley, Washington. u. 2 x 1 cm.

2 bts.

3 bts. per lot $200 - $300

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

per lot $400 - $500

A fabulous example, the 1990 Troplong Mondot is only equaled by such recent vintages as 2000, 2005, and 2008. The inky/garnet/plum/purple-colored 1990 exhibits notes of coffee, blackberries, licorice, camphor, and espresso. Rich and full-bodied with lavish fruit, high glycerin, low acidity, and stunning purity, it is still several years away from full maturity, and should last for another 10-15 years. June 2009 98 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

271 CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1982 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé It exhibits a dense ruby/plum/garnet color to the rim as well as a sweet perfume of forest floor, spice box, cedar, and copious quantities of black fruits. Medium to full-bodied and beautifully pure with sweet tannins, this wine has aged more slowly than I initially expected. It is the finest Ducru Beaucaillou produced a#er the 1961 and before the 2003. June 2009. 96 WA CHATEAU LEOVILLE-LAS CASES 1982 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 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 95 + WA 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

272 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. 1 bt.

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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 98 WA

D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2001 (1) McLaren Vale, Australia.

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1996 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

274 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2000 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé One of the wines of the vintage, the 2000 has barely budged in its evolution since it was bo!led and released in 2002. A"er ten years in bo!le, it still reveals a dense opaque purple color along with a potentially sensational bouquet of blueberries, black currants, graphite, asphalt and background oak. Extremely powerful, full-bodied and superbly concentrated with good acidity and high but round tannins, this massive La Mission-HautBrion should take its place among this estate’s most hallowed vintages when it hits full maturity in another one to two decades. Drink: 2020-2050 99+ WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,700

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1999 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé An opaque ruby/purple color is accompanied by a complex bouquet of lead pencil, graphite, cedar, creme de cassis, toast, and vanilla. It is medium-bodied, with extravagant layers of richness yet li!le weight, and a finish that is all sweetness, ripeness, and harmony. This extraordinary Lafite increasingly appears to be a modern day clone of the majestic 1953. A mere one-third of the crop made it into the grand vin! Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030. 95 WA 2 bts.

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D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2002 (1) McLaren Vale, Australia. 93 WA D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2004 (1) McLaren Vale, Australia. stelvin closure 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. 95+ WA 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

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Beginning to open magnificently, the still dense purple-colored 2000 reveals a blossoming bouquet of blackberries, cassis, graphite and pen ink. Full-bodied with velvety tannins that have resolved themselves beautifully over the last eleven years, this wine is still an adolescent, but it exhibits admirable purity, texture, mouthfeel and power combined with elegance. One of the all-time great examples of Lynch Bages, the 2000 is just beginning to drink well yet promises to last for another 20-25 + years. August 2011 97 WA

TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1997 (1) Tuscany. u. bn.

CHÂTEAU PAPE CLEMENT 2000 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

94 WS TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1998 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1999 (1) Tuscany. u. vts. TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 2000 (1) Tuscany.

96 WA 4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,400 2 bts.

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

per lot $300 - $500

278 MARCHESI ANTINORI GUADO AL TASSO 2001 Tuscany. 1 x scraped label 3 bts. per lot $200 - $300

280 CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 2005 (1 mag.) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAILLY 2006 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé CHATEAU LEOVILLE-LAS CASES 2006 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 3 bts. & 1 mag.

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TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 2006 (1) Tuscany.

MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2004 Tuscany.

This wine possesses a deep sense of inner elegance that is transmi#ed into tiny, elegant pulses that form a steady and meaningful continuum. Those fluid tones of small berry, blue flower and toasted almond build in intensity and momentum. The wine shows energy and vertical propulsion. 94 WS 96 WA

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

A big step up, the 2007 Cote Rotie la Mouline boasts serious richness and depth, with a still tight, focused and youthful profile that’s begging for another couple of years in the cellar. Giving up plenty of smoked earth, toast, dried flowers, graphite, chocolate and hints of bacon fat, it’s a masculine version of this cuvee that should start to open up in another 3-4 years, and drink beautifully through 2032. August 2014 96+ WA E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA TURQUE 2007 (1) Rhône. The 2007 Cote Rotie la Turque is an elegant, seamless example of this cuvee that offers sensational notes of smoked meats, truffles, blackberries and cassis, as well as a hint of tapenade with time in the glass. It has a rich, unctuous and full-bodied profile on the palate, with sweet, sweet tannin and an u#erly seamless texture that makes it go down way too easy. Drink this beauty anytime over the coming two decades or more. December 2016 97 WA E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA LANDONNE 2007 (1) Rhône. The 2007 Cote Rotie la Landonne is another wine that's drinking beautifully today, and this forward, supple character is trait of the vintage. Revealing a perfumed bouquet of smoked beef, tapenade, currants and pepper, it's meaty and gamy, with full-bodied richness and ample, yet sweet tannin. While it won't really hit maturity for another 5-6 years, it certainly dishes out plenty of pleasure now, but will still see it's 30th birthday in fine form. September 2015. Drink: 2015-2042 97 WA 3 bts. per lot $900 - $1,200

TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 2007 (1) Tuscany. The 2007 Sassicaia (Cabernet Sauvignon) explodes onto the palate with masses of rich, opulent fruit that caress the palate with gorgeous length and a seamless beauty that is hard to fully capture. Dark wild cherries, plums, spices, minerals and herbs develop in the glass. TThe 2007 is more than a worthy follow-up to the profound 2006. Anticipated maturity: 2015 -2037. 93 WS 95 WA TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 2008 (1) Tuscany. The 2008 Sassicaia is a rich, deep wine imbued with notable class in its black cherries, plums, grilled herbs, minerals and smoke. The 2008 is a decidedly bu#oned-up, firm Sassicaia that is currently holding back much of its potential, unlike the 2006 and 2007, both of which were far more obvious wines. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038. 94 WS 96 WA TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 2009 (1) Tuscany. Rich and silky, the 2009 Bolgheri Sassicaia offers a powerful rendition of this celebrated wine from coastal Tuscany. The wine opens to dark color saturation and thick aromatic layering that reveals a solid core of black fruit. That fruit is well preserved in terms of its freshness and overall integrity. It will serve the wine well as it evolves over the next two decades. 93 WS 96 WA TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 2010 (1) Tuscany. raised cork The 2010 Sassicaia Bolgheri Sassicaia brings back some of the brambly rosemary and wild Mediterranean brush that was missing in 2009. This will greatly appeal to enthusiasts of Sassicaia’s trademark elegance. The wine shows extreme purity that brings its many beautiful aromas into startling focus and clarity. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040. 94 WS 96 WA TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 2011 (1) Tuscany. The 2011 Sassicaia Bolgheri Sassicaia does not reach the awe-inspiring heights of the two previous vintages (2009 and 2010) that are

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

284 TUA RITA REDIGAFFI 2008 (1 mag.) Tuscany. The 2008 Redigaffi is impeccable in its elegance and polish. Dark cherries, licorice, espresso and mocha meld together beautifully in this textured, fleshy wine. Despite its sophisticated personality, there is plenty of tannin lurking underneath to provide support. This is a beautifully round, opulent, yet impeccably balanced wine of the highest level. Smoke, minerals, licorice and tar wrap around the intense finish. Redigaffi remains a unique and powerful expression of Merlot from the Tuscan coast. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028. August 2011 96 WA TUA RITA REDIGAFFI 2009 (1 mag.) Tuscany. The 2008 Redigaffi is impeccable in its elegance and polish. Dark cherries, licorice, espresso and mocha meld together beautifully in this textured, fleshy wine. Despite its sophisticated personality, there is plenty of tannin lurking underneath to provide support. This is a beautifully round, opulent, yet impeccably balanced wine of the highest level. Smoke, minerals, licorice and tar wrap around the intense finish. Redigaffi remains a unique and powerful expression of Merlot from the Tuscan coast. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028. June 2012 95 WA 2 mags. (OWC, OWC) $800

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MARCHESI ANTINORI GUADO AL TASSO 2008 (3) Tuscany.

ELIO GRASSO RUNCOT BAROLO RISERVA 2007 (2) Piedmonte.

The 2008 Guado al Tasso is once again fabulous. In fact, it may be Tuscany’s most improved wine over the last few years. Firm, vibrant tannins support expressive layers of dark fruit, plums, cherries, sage, espresso and mocha. The wine shows fabulous detail and nuance in a translucent, totally seductive style, with tons of focus, drive and verve. It is a striking wine that will be a joy to follow over the coming years. The 2008 Guado al Tasso is composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028 August 2011 95 WA

95 WA

DELAFORCE VINTAGE PORT 2003 (2) Douro, Portugal. DOW'S LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT 2007 (2) Douro, Portugal. DOW'S VINTAGE PORT 1985 (1) Douro, Portugal. FERREIRA LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT 2000 (2) Douro, Portugal. PORTAL VINTAGE PORT 1999 (1) Douro, Portugal. scuffed label PORTAL VINTAGE PORT 2003 (2) Douro, Portugal. scuffed labels QUINTA DE VENTOZELO VINTAGE PORT 2003 (1) Douro, Portugal. 12 bts. per lot $500 - $800

286 TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2006 Tuscany. The wine possesses staggering richness in a style that perfectly captures the essence of this great Tuscan vintage. Black cherries, flowers, licorice and sweet toasted oak are just some of the nuances that emerge from the 2006 Masseto. A wine of breathtaking depth, it also reveals superb clarity, freshness and vibrancy in a sumptuous, beautifully-balanced style. Simply put, the 2006 Masseto is a masterpiece from Tenuta dell’ Ornellaia. Drink: 2016-2040 100 WA 2 bts.

per lot $2,300 - $2,500

287 TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2004 Tuscany. The 2004 Masseto is all silk and elegance. The 2004 is arguably the most finessed, silky Masseto ever made. Bright floral notes add li" and precision to a core of sweet red berries and spices in this supple, exceptionally polished wine. This is the height of elegance and polish with Masseto. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2024. June 2007 96 WA 1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,000

MARCHESI ANTINORI GUADO AL TASSO 2010 (6) Tuscany. A star on the vast stage that is the Antinori wine empire, the 2010 Bolgheri Superiore Guado al Tasso is a seamless and stunning wine. It’s one of those rare wines that inspires praise and excited conversation from the very second you raise the glass to your nose. The blend is Cabernet Sauvignon (55%) with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Baritone aromas of black cherry, black currant, cured meat, sweet spice, Spanish cedar, mocha and wild Mediterranean herbs come together in graceful unity. In the mouth, the wine is exceedingly smooth and decadent with a long velvety trail that so"ly coats the palate. This is one for the cellar. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030. August 2013 97 WA 9 bts. (OWC)

per lot $900 - $1,100

97 WA 5 bts. per lot $300 - $500

292 BIONDI-SANTI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO TENUTA GREPPO 2001 (1) Tuscany. CAPANNA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA 2006 (2) Tuscany. E. FULIGNI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA 2006 (2) Tuscany. 5 bts. per lot $300 - $500

293 BORGOGNO BAROLO CANNUBI 2008 (1) Piedmonte. scuffed label BROVIO BAROLO GARBLÉT SUE 2010 (3) Piedmonte.

289 CASTELLO DI AMA CHIANTI CLASSICO VIGNETO BELLAVISTA 2007 (2) Tuscany. CASTELLO DI AMA CHIANTI CLASSICO 2007 (2) Tuscany. CASTELLO DI AMA VIGNA L’APPARITA 2006 (1 3 ltr.) Tuscany. CASTELLO DI AMA VIGNA L’APPARITA 2010 (2) Tuscany.

6 bts. & 1 3 ltr.

ELIO GRASSO RUNCOT BAROLO RISERVA 2008 (3) Piedmonte.

per lot $900 - $1,300

290 DOMAINE DE BEAURENARD CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

CAVALLOTTO BAROLO BRICCO BOSCHIS 2009 (1) Piedmonte. torn label CAVALLOTTO BAROLO RISERVA VIGNOLO 2007 (1) Piedmonte. R. VOERZIO BAROLO BRUNATE 2009 (1) Piedmonte. 7 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

294 GRAETZ TESTAMATTA TOSCANA 2006 (1) Tuscany. PODERE POGGIO SCALETTE IL CARBONAIONE 2006 (2) Tuscany. 3 bts. per lot $200 - $300

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DOM PÉRIGNON 1998 (1) Champagne.

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1993 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

DOM PÉRIGNON 1999 (1) Champagne.

CHÂTEAU GRUAUD-LAROSE 1982 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. ts.

2 bts.

DOM PÉRIGNON ANDY WARHOL EDITION 2002 (1) Champagne.

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3 bts. (OC, OC, OC)

CHÂTEAU LA LAGUNE 1996 (2) Haut-Medoc. 3ième Cru Classé

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. 98 WA

per lot $600 - $900

CHÂTEAU PALMER 1996 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé

296 WARRE'S VINTAGE PORT 1991 Douro, Portugal. 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

per lot $200 - $300

CHÂTEAU PHÉLAN SÉGUR 1996 (1) Saint-Estèphe. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel 4 bts. per lot $400 - $500

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297 CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1998 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn.

DOMAINE TEMPIER BANDOL LA MIGOUA 2013 (2) Provence.

Tasted at Chez Bruce in London. The 1982 La Tour Haut-Brion, which I have tasted numerous times, has long been one of the lesser-known gems of the vintage. This bo"le was, incidentally, served blind against the 1982 La Mission Haut Brion. The first thing that I noticed was the sheer harmony expressed by the aromatics. There remain those enticing scents of black olive and a brine-like—perhaps seaweed (kelp)—aroma that infuse that black fruit. With time, perhaps this particular bo"le showed more floral aromas and a touch of bay leaf. The palate is fresh on the entry—though still more introspective than La Mission—and embroidered with fine tannin and a firm, gravelly, tobacco-infused finish that gently grips the mouth. You can still feel this long a#er the wine has departed. It is simply a great Graves that, at 34-years of age, shows no signs of slowing down. Tasted June 2016. Drink: 2017 -2040 96 WA

11 bts. per lot $500 - $800

2 bts.

CHÂTEAU BELLE-BRISE 1995 (1) Pomerol. CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR CHAIGNEAU 1998 (3) Lalande de Pomerol.

3 bts. per lot $400 - $500

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

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CHÂTEAU PALMER ALTER EGO DE PALMER 1999 (1) Margaux.

CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1997 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU GAZIN 1997 (1) Pomerol. CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1990 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE AU BARON DE PICHON-LONGUEVILLE 1997 (2) Pauillac. CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1997 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 7 bts.

per lot $700 - $1,000

299 CARRUADES DE LAFITE 1999 Pauillac. 1 x wine stained label 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

300 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1993 (2) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1995 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 96 WS 95 WA 3 bts. per lot $2,500 - $3,000

CHÂTEAU LA TOUR HAUT-BRION 1982 (1) Pessac-Léognan. u. hs.

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CHAPPAZ 2000 (1) Margaux.

per lot $600 - $800

305 CHÂTEAU CALON SÉGUR 1989 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé u. hs. corroded capsule with tear. Joel + Nomi wri"en in ink on label CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1995 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 95 WA CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1996 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 92 WS 93 WA 3 bts. per lot $300 - $400


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CHATEAU CANON-LA-GAFFELIÈRE 2006 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x bn.

GULFI NERO MÀCCARJ 2011 (2) Sicily.

CHÂTEAU LE PIN 2000 Pomerol.

SASSETTI LIVIO PERTIMALI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1997 (1) Tuscany. u. vts. scuffed label

DOMAINE JAMET CÔTE RÔTIE 2001 (1) Rhône. u. 1 cm.

SASSETTI LIVIO PERTIMALI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA 1990 (1) Tuscany. scuffed label

DOMAINE JOBLOT GIVRY CLOS DU CELLIER AUX MOINES 1996 (1) Burgundy. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 cm.

TERRE NERE CAMPIGLI VALLONE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2006 (1) Tuscany.

Exotic, opulent, extravagant, and impossible to resist, the 2000 Le Pin is an explosive, virtually perfect example of this estate. Dense purplecolored, with luxurious levels of extract and richness, this intense, unctuously-textured, black fruit-filled Pomerol is thick enough to drink with a spoon. Revealing abundant tannin and definition for such a young Le Pin, it is typical of many of the blockbuster, but backward and tannic 2000 Pomerols. It is a great wine for multi-millionaires who are able to latch onto a few bo les. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025. April 2003 98 WA

5 bts. per lot $300 - $500

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MONTICELLO VINEYARDS CORLEY FAMILY RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1986 (1) Napa Valley. corroded capsule

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2000 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

MONTICELLO VINEYARDS CORLEY FAMILY RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1987 (2) Napa Valley.

1 bt.

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 1994 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm.

5 bts. per lot $400 - $600

307 DOM PÉRIGNON BRUT ROSE 2003 (1) Champagne. 94 WA LAURENT PERRIER GRAND SIÈCLE LUMIÈRE DU MILLÉNAIRE 1990 (1) Champagne. LOUIS ROEDERER CHAMPAGNE CRISTAL BRUT 1996 (1) Champagne. 95 WA 3 bts. (OC, OC)

per lot $1,000 - $1,300

MONTICELLO VINEYARDS CORLEY FAMILY RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1989 (1) Napa Valley. 4 bts. per lot $200 - $400

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ALLEGRINI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 1997 (1) Veneto. u. 1 cm. scuffed label

MOËT & CHANDON CUVÉE DOM PERIGNON 1988 (1) Champagne. MOËT & CHANDON CUVÉE DOM PERIGNON 1993 (1) Champagne. 3 bts. (OC, OC)

per lot $700 - $1,000

309 CASTELGIOCONDO MARCHESI DE' FRESCOBALDI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2009 (2) Tuscany. CASTELLO BANFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010 (2) Tuscany. TENUTA DI COLLOSORBO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2009 (2) Tuscany. 6 bts. per lot $300 - $500

FONSECA GUIMARAENS VINTAGE PORT 1967 (1) Douro, Portugal. u.bn. TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 2004 (1) Tuscany. Ample, sweet and expansive, the 2003 Sassicaia offers generous notes of sweet dark fruit intermingled with notes of spices, herbs, earthiness and smoke in a full-bodied, opulent expression of this wine. It is an outstanding effort for the vintage. Some cellaring is suggested although with air this wine is drinking beautifully right now. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2023. 94 WS 93 WA 3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

per lot $4,000 - $4,500

98+ WA per lot $1,800 - $2,000

315 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 2000 Saint-Émilion. 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 99 WA 1 bt.

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CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1998 Pomerol. u. bn. wine stained label

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2001 Pomerol.

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

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

1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,000

1 bt.

per lot $3,500 - $4,000

92 WA

CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1997 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. bn. scraped label

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

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1997 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

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2 bts.

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per lot $800 - $1,000

318 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1984 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. ts. CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1995 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. ts. 95 WA 2 bts.

per lot $900 - $1,100

319 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1993 Pomerol. 1 x scuffed capsule

per lot $4,500 - $5,000

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2004 Pomerol. Drink: 2019-2037 92 WA 3 bts. per lot $6,500 - $7,500

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A prodigious Petrus, this wine has that extra level of intensity and complexity that is monumental. The magic is clearly Petrus, and the 2000 will always be an interesting vintage to compare to another legend in the making, the 1998, or more recently, of course, the 2005, 2008, and 2009. Extremely full-bodied, with great fruit purity, an unmistakable note of underbrush, black truffle, intense black cherries, licorice, and mulberry, the wine seems to show no evidence of oak whatsoever. It has a sumptuous, unctuous texture, plenty of tannin, but also vibrancy and brightness. This is a remarkable wine that seems slightly more structured and massive than the 1998, which comes across as slightly more seamless, as if it were haute couture. This wine needs at least another 5-10 years of cellaring and should age for 50+ years. 100 WA 1 bt.

2 bts.

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321 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1993 Pomerol.

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

per lot $5,000 - $5,500

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2006 Pomerol. The 2006 Petrus now seems to be evolving more slowly than the 2006 Le Pin: the fruit darker with raspberry coulis, mulberry, hints of marmalade and crushed rose petals coming forth. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, gently gripping the mouth and demonstrating admirable weight and complexity. You might almost think there was some Cabernet Franc towards the finish thanks to the subtle peppery notes coming through. It is probably ready to drink now, but the substance here suggests that it will age for another decade and continue to offer pleasure long a"er. Tasted January 2016. 94 WS 96 WA 3 bts. per lot $7,500 - $8,500

326 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1993 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

92 WA

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1994 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

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

2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

327 CAYMUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL SELECTION 2007 Napa Valley. 93 WA 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,400 - $1,600


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CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2001 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 4 x 1 cm.

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2009 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

The 2007 Solaia saturates the palate with a heady array of super-ripe black cherries, plums, cassis, mocha and sweet French oak. There is an exotic quality to the Solaia I find totally irresistible. Despite its considerable ripeness and opulence, the 2007 Solaia is never heavy, rather it impresses for its extraordinary finesse and balance. Minerals, graphite and crushed rocks frame a long, seductive finish. This is a wonderful Solaia loaded with vintage and vineyard character. The 2007 Solaia is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc, aged in 100% new oak. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027. 94 WS 97 WA 6 bts. (OWC)

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

per lot $1,700 - $2,000

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329 DOMINUS ESTATE 2008 Napa Valley. Made in a more masculine style, the 2008 Dominus has all of that along with bigger body and more structure, fat, density and texture. Both are brilliant wines and they represent the finest back-to-back vintages for Dominus since 2001 and 2002 or 1990 and 1991. Both the 2007 and 2008 Dominus should drink well for 25-30 years. 94 WS 99 WA 1 mag.

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

per lot $500 - $700

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

330

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

FONTODI FLACCIANELLO DELLA PIEVE 2007 Tuscany.

334 CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2008 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

95 WS 95 WA 6 bts. (OC)

per lot $800 - $1,000

331 PENFOLDS SHIRAZ RWT 2003 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia. scraped labels PENFOLDS SHIRAZ RWT 2005 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia. scuffed labels 93 WS 4 bts. per lot $400 - $600

A slightly more compact style of Pavie in this vintage, but still full-bodied, the 2008 has a youthful, dense purple color and is seriously endowed with concentrated, rich fruit, licorice, graphite, forest floor, and loads of dark plum and black and red currant fruit. This wine still has some tannins to resolve, and should be cellared for another 4-5 years. Drink over the following two decades. August 2015 94+ WA 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

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 100 WA 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

336 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2010 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. The 2010 is a more structured, restrained, less flamboyant version of the 2009. A final blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that hit 14.5% natural alcohol, this wine (which represents only 55% of the estate's production) is full-bodied, classic and built along the lines of the 2000 (although that wine was made before Reybier acquired the estate and upgraded quality significantly). This wine exhibits beautifully pure notes of creme de cassis, blueberry liqueur, pen ink, graphite and hints of toast and vanillin. The wine is full and rich, and although aged in 80% new oak, the wood is a subtle background component. This beauty will take longer to round into shape than the dramatic and compelling 2009. Forget it for 5-8 years, and drink it over the following three-plus decades. February 2013 97+ WA 3 bts. per lot $900 - $1,100


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CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 2001 Sauternais.

NICOLAS CATENA ZAPATA MALBEC NICASIA VINEYARD 2005 Mendoza, Argentina.

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

You may ask: what is the point? Another perfect score for the 2001 d'Yquem. Oh well, why not? This bo#le, served blind, reinforced the sheer unadulterated brilliance of this legendary Sauternes now at 15 years old. Doesn't time fly. It seems to be aging at a glacial pace, hardly changed since I last tasted it. The nose is like the throbbing engine of an Aston Martin Vantage, ready to go. It is so packed with intensity, perhaps a li#le more resinous than I recall, but with almost crystalline delineation. The palate is perfectly balanced and laden with botrytis, not as unctuous or as rich as say, the 2009 d'Yquem, yet with heavenly focus and a crescendo of flavors that take your breath away: acacia honey, yellow plum, white peach and orange sorbet. The startling things is ... this is just the opening act. Tasted September 2016. Drink: 2030-2101 100 WA 2 bts.

A real sleeper of the vintage, and somewhat underrated and under the radar a!er the greatness of 2000, the 2001 Angelus is on a faster evolutionary track than the 2000, but it is a plush, sexy, succulent style of Angelus with a dense plum/purple color, loads of chocolate, blueberry and blackberry fruit, telltale floral scents in the intense fragrance, and a lush, voluptuously textured and opulent mouthfeel. This wine seems to have entered its plateau of maturity, where it should stay for at least another 10-15 years. It is a major sleeper of the vintage. August 2015 Drink: 2015-2030 97 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

339 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2010 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé An absolutely amazing wine, from grapes harvested between the end of September and October 17, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot has close to 15% natural alcohol. It comes from one of the few biodynamic vineyards in Bordeaux, but you are likely to see many more, given the success that Tesseron seems to be having at all levels, both in his vineyards and in his fermentation/winemaking. An astounding, compelling wine with the classic Pauillac nose more o!en associated with its cross-street neighbor, Mouton-Rothschild, creme de cassis, there are also some violets and other assorted floral notes. The wine has off-the-charts massiveness and intensity but never comes across as heavy, overbearing or astringent. Drink: 2021-2061 100 WA 4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

CATENA ZAPATA MALBEC ARGENTINO 2005 Mendoza, Argentina. 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $500 - $700

346 AZELIA BAROLO MARGHERIA 2011 Piedmonte. 4 bts. per lot $200 - $400

341

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2001 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 1 x scraped capsule

345

per lot $1,100 - $1,200

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

338

6 bts. per lot $400 - $600

MOMMESSIN DOMAINE CLOS DE TART 2005 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x 1 cm. scuffed labels 94 WA 2 bts.

347 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1983 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. 96 WA

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

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ARAUJO ESTATE SAUVIGNON BLANC EISELE VINEYARD 2011 (2) Napa Valley.

MICHEL & STEPHANE OGIER CÔTE-RÔTIE LA BELLE HÉLÈNE 2005 Rhône.

ARAUJO ESTATE SYRAH EISELE VINEYARD 2004 (1) Napa Valley. scraped label

1 mag. (OWC)

PETER MICHAEL CHARDONNAY LA CARRIÈRE CHARDONNAY 2012 (2) Sonoma County. u. 2 x 1 cm. The sexy 2012 Chardonnay la Carrière reveals notes of honeyed brioche, orange marmalade, tropical fruit blossoms and caramelized citrus. Broad, savory and full-bodied, this stunning Chardonnay should be consumed over the next 5-10 years. December 2014 Drink: 2015-2025 97 WA

per lot $200 - $400

349 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHARMESCHAMBERTIN 2012 (2) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé (94-96) WA DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHARMESCHAMBERTIN 2013 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

5 bts. per lot $400 - $600

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

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NICOLAS CATENA ZAPATA MALBEC ADRIANNA VINEYARD 2005 Mendoza, Argentina.

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CLOS DE LA ROCHE 2012 (2) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

6 bts. per lot $500 - $700

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CLOS DE LA ROCHE 2013 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé (93-95) WA 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200


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DIAMOND CREEK VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON GRAVELLY MEADOW 1990 (1) Napa Valley. u. hs.

CHÂTEAU CLINET 2005 (3) Pomerol.

L'AVENTURE WINERY ESTATE CUVÉE 2007 Paso Robles.

PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 2003 (1) Rhône. torn label

Similar to the 2005 in its density and weight, the 2007 Estate Cuvee checks in as a blend of 49% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot. It offers gorgeous creme de cassis, melted licorice, charred toast, roasted herbs and assorted background meatiness to go with a full-bodied, deeply concentrated feel on the palate. Showing the beautiful sweetness of fruit and purity that are the hallmarks of this estate, it’s still youthful and fresh, and can be consumed anytime over the coming decade or more. June 2014 93 WS 96 WA

DIAMOND CREEK VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON LAKE 1990 (1) Napa Valley. 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

352 DOMAINE DUJAC CLOS SAINT-DENIS 2012 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 1 bt.

per lot $500 - $700

353

4 bts. per lot $500 - $700

DOMAINE HENRI PERROT-MINOT MAZOYERES-CHAMBERTIN VIEILLES VIGNES 1999 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label 1 bt.

The 2003 Hermitage la Chapelle is a stunner! From a scorching-hot year that may never be repeated, this behemoth took two months to ferment dry and hit 14.1% natural alcohol. In addition, while in a big year they can produce 80,000 to 90,000 bo"les (or more in the case of the 2000), they only made 50,000 bo"les of the '03. Locked and loaded with notions of plums, Asian spice, olive tapenade and sweet cassis, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a massive mid-palate and layers of sweet tannin. This blockbuster is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and will drink beautifully for another 15-20 years. Drink: 2014 -2034 96 WA

per lot $200 - $400

FALLETTO DI BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO LE ROCCHE DEL FALLETTO DI SERRALUNGA D'ALBA RESERVA 2000 (1) Piedmonte. scuffed label TUA RITA SYRAH ROSSO 2005 (1 mag.) Tuscany. 1 bt. & 1 mag. (OWC)

357 CHÂTEAU LA TOUR BLANCHE 2003 (3 hf. bt.) Sauternais. 1er Cru Classé

per lot $400 - $600

355

6 hf. bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

360 SHAFER VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON HILLSIDE SELECT 2006 Stags Leap District, Napa Valley. 92 WA

VINOPTIMA ESTATE NOBLE LATE HARVEST GEWURZTRAMINER 2004 (3 hf. bt.) Gisborne, New Zealand.

354

6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $200 - $300

358 CAKEBREAD CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2000 (1) Napa Valley. CAPE MENTELLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2001 (2) Margaret River, Australia. scuffed label

6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

361 L'AVENTURE WINERY ESTATE CUVÉE 2005 Paso Robles. More thick, chewy and decadent, the 2005 Estate Cuvee is comprised of 52% Syrah, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 8% Petit Verdot. It is blockbuster stuff with sweet blackcurrants, creme de cassis, truffle, lead pencil, chocolate and charred earth aromas and flavors all showing on the nose. It doesn’t pull any punches on the palate either and possesses massive fruit and texture, sweet tannin and a knockout finish. While it could be mistaken for a Bordeaux on the nose, it’s California all the way on the palate. June 2014 96 WA 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,000 - $1,100

CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1989 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé

GLAETZER WINES SHIRAZ AMON-RA 2006 (3) Barossa Valley, South Australia.

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

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GLAETZER WINES SHIRAZ AMON-RA 2010 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia.

BODEGAS UVAGUILERA AGUILERA PALOMERO 2001 (2) Ribera del Duero.

Deep purple-black in color, the 2010 Amon-Ra is very closed on the nose showing pure black fruits, chocolate and licorice with just a touch of loam. Full-bodied and densely packed, the voluptuous palate is framed by firm, fine tannins and a crisp acid line. It has a long, wellbalanced finish. Drink it from 2014-2026+ 94 WS 97 WA

DOMAINE DES AIRES HAUTES MINERVOIS LA LIVINIÈRE CLOS DE L'ESCANDIL 1999 (1) Languedoc-Roussillon.

94 WA CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1996 (3) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 93 WA 5 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,400

OLIVERHILL WINERY JIMMY SECTION SHIRAZ 2005 (3) McLaren Vale, Australia. 1 x scraped label 11 bts. per lot $600 - $1,000

RÉMIREZ DE GANUZA RIOJA RISERVA 2004 (1) Rioja. SEÑA 2003 (2) Aconcagua Valley, Chile. SEÑA 2005 (3) Aconcagua Valley, Chile. 9 bts. per lot $600 - $900


Petrus and Other Blue Chip Classic Wines from a Singular Collection

363 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2000 Pomerol. A prodigious Petrus, this wine has that extra level of intensity and complexity that is monumental. The magic is clearly Petrus, and the 2000 will always be an interesting vintage to compare to another legend in the making, the 1998, or more recently, of course, the 2005, 2008, and 2009. Extremely full-bodied, with great fruit purity, an unmistakable note of underbrush, black truffle, intense black cherries, licorice, and mulberry, the wine seems to show no evidence of oak whatsoever. It has a sumptuous, unctuous texture, plenty of tannin, but also vibrancy and brightness. This is a remarkable wine that seems slightly more structured and massive than the 1998, which comes across as slightly more seamless, as if it were haute couture. This wine needs at least another 5-10 years of cellaring and should age for 50+ years. 100 WA 1 bt.

per lot $5,500 - $6,500

364 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2001 Pomerol. The 2001 Petrus (2,160 cases produced) exhibits more depth and richness than any other Pomerol I tasted. Its deep saturated ruby/plum/purple color is accompanied by a tight but promising bouquet of vanilla, cherry liqueur, melted licorice, black currants, and notions of truffles and earth. Rich, full-bodied, and surprisingly thick as well as intense, there is plenty of structure underlying the wealth of fruit and extract. Give it 3-6 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following two decades as it promises to be one of the longest-lived wines of the vintage, not to mention one of the most concentrated. 95 WS 95 WA 1 bt.

per lot $3,000 - $3,500

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CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2009 Pomerol.

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

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

1 bt.

per lot $4,000 - $4,500

1 bt.

368 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2006 Pomerol. The 2006 Petrus now seems to be evolving more slowly than the 2006 Le Pin: the fruit darker with raspberry coulis, mulberry, hints of marmalade and crushed rose petals coming forth. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, gently gripping the mouth and demonstrating admirable weight and complexity. You might almost think there was some Cabernet Franc towards the finish thanks to the subtle peppery notes coming through. It is probably ready to drink now, but the substance here suggests that it will age for another decade and continue to offer pleasure long a#er. Tasted January 2016. 94 WS 96 WA 1 bt.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

369 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2007 Pomerol. 93 WA 1 bt.

per lot $2,400 - $2,600

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CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2003 Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2008 Pomerol.

An early September harvest in this hot year produced a 2003 that has reached full maturity. It offers notes of roasted coffee, melted chocolate, figs and black cherry jam. 98 WS 93 WA

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

1 bt.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

366 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2004 Pomerol. 94 WS 93 WA 1 bt.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

1 bt.

per lot $3,000 - $3,500

per lot $4,000 - $4,500

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

per lot $4,500 - $5,000

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

per lot $2,500 - $3,000


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CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2001 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2006 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

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

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

The 2006 Latour is composed of 91.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7.5% Merlot, 0.5% Cabernet Franc and 0.5% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it charges out of the gate with impressively energetic crème de cassis, cured meats, wood smoke and black forest cake notions plus hints of licorice, sandalwood and iron ore, not to mention a fragrant wa$ of dried roses that emerges with coaxing. Medium to full-bodied, suitably rich, expressive and accented by sparks of exotic spices, it has a frame of now velvety tannins contributing just a bit of chew to the long, perfumed finish. Drinking beautifully now, it should cellar gracefully over the next 20+ years. March 2018 95 WA

1 bt.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

375

1 bt.

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1995 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé A beauty, the opaque dense purple-colored 1995 exhibits jammy cassis, vanillin, and minerals in its fragrant but still youthful aromatics. Medium to full-bodied, with exceptional purity, superb concentration, and a long, intense, ripe, 40-second finish, this is a magnificent example of Latour. As the wine sat in the glass, scents of roasted espresso and toasty new oak emerged. This classic will require considerable cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2050. June 2000 96 WA 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

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

per lot $1,100 - $1,300

per lot $500 - $700

per lot $500 - $700

381 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2009 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

378 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2004 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scraped label The 2004 Latour is perhaps evolving slower than I expected, although it remains one of the finest Le$ Bank wines of the vintage. It has that quintessential graphite-scented bouquet intermixed with blackberry and cedar, although the liquorice note that I observed previously has receded. Again, there is wonderful definition. The palate is full-bodied but surprisingly more sultry than I expected, especially here where I was able to directly compare it with the other 2004 First Growths. It delivers the "authority" you expect from Latour, although I might be inclined just to give it another 2-3 years in bo!le. Tasted September 2016. Drink: 2020-2045 95 WA 1 bt.

1 bt.

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

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

per lot $600 - $800

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

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2010 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé The 2010 is a liquid skyscraper in the mouth, building layers upon layers of extravagant, if not over-the-top richness with its hints of subtle charcoal, truffle, blackberry, cassis, espresso and notes of toast and graphite. Full-bodied, with wonderfully sweet tannin, it is a mindboggling, prodigious achievement that should hit its prime in about 15 years, and last for 50 to 100. February 2013 100 WA 1 bt.

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

383 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1995 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 96 WS 95 WA

1 bt.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200 1 bt.

per lot $900 - $1,100


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CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1999 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 1 x soiled label

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2005 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2009 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

The palate is medium-bodied and beautifully balanced, to wit, a sophisticated Pauillac that priorities elegance and poise over intensity of fruit—in keeping with Lafite Rothschild's style. You come away with the sense that it will take its time and decline, giving away a great deal in its primacy, even if it is still more approachable than the 2005 Latour for example. Therefore, I would be inclined to set this aside for several more years. Tasted November 2014. 96 WA

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

An opaque ruby/purple color is accompanied by a complex bouquet of lead pencil, graphite, cedar, creme de cassis, toast, and vanilla. It is medium-bodied, with extravagant layers of richness yet li!le weight, and a finish that is all sweetness, ripeness, and harmony. This extraordinary Lafite increasingly appears to be a modern day clone of the majestic 1953. A mere one-third of the crop made it into the grand vin! Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030. 95 WA 2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2000 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 98 WS 98 WA per lot $1,900 - $2,100

386 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2001 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé The 2001 Lafite Rothschild’s deep, saturated plum/purple color is accompanied by lead pencil liqueur-like notes intermixed with sweet red and black currants, plums, and cedar. This blend of 86.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13.5% Merlot is a classic example of Lafite. Extremely elegant, medium-bodied, with intense concentration, richness, and sweet tannin, it appears to be on a rapid evolutionary track, at least in comparison to recent Lafite vintages that have been far more backward and powerful. The classy 2001 should be at its finest between 2007-2020. 94 WA 1 bt.

per lot $1,100 - $1,300

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

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1 bt.

1 bt.

per lot $900 - $1,100

387 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2004 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé This beautiful, stunningly dense purple-colored effort (includes about 90% Cabernet Sauvignon) offers up precise notes of graphite, black cherries, cassis, scorched earth, and minerals. Medium to full-bodied with fabulous fruit, impressive richness, refreshing acidity, and sweet tannin, this beauty should be approachable in 4-5 years, and last for three decades. 95 WA

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2006 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London and then blind at Farr Vintners tasting. The 2006 Château LafiteRothschild offers impressive fruit intensity on the nose, although it does not have the precision of the 2006 Mouton-Rothschild. Red berry fruits intermingle with rose petals and sous-bois scents - very typical Lafite bouquet where less can be more. The palate is mediumbodied with fine tannin and a keen line of acidity. It is certainly very well balanced with graphite-tinged black fruit, but whereas Mouton-Rothschild possesses that peacock's tail, Lafite remains linear. Nevertheless, the sophistication really comes through here. It is a Lafite-Rothschild that may spring a few surprises down the line, one of those wines that keeps drawing you back. Understated class. Tasted April 2016. Drink: 2018-2045 95 WA 2 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

390 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2007 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé A candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2007 Lafite Rothschild (84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot) reveals classic Lafite aromas of graphite, unsmoked cigar tobacco, black currants, cherries, and a hint of truffles. The complex aromatics are followed by a round, medium to full-bodied wine with silky tannins, an overall subtle smoky component, and a rich, round, generous, plump finish. Already evolved and delicious, it should continue to drink well for two decades. 94 WA 2 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

2 bts.

392 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2010 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé The 2010 Lafite Rothschild, a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot (a 3% difference from the barrel sample shown two years ago), achieved relatively high alcohol of 13.32%, according to administrator Charles Chevalier. The wine is very impressive, not as fleshy, flamboyant and massive as the 2009, but nevertheless, a big, rich, full-thro!le LafiteRothschild meant to age a half century or more. Deep purple, with notes of white chocolate, mocha, cedar and charcoal as well as hints of vanillin and creme de cassis, the wine is full-bodied yet has that ethereal lightness that makes it a Lafite. Rich, with good acidity, precision and freshness, this is a slightly zestier version of the 2009 as well as more restrained and structured than that particular vintage. It will need at least 10-12 years of cellaring and keep for 50+ years. February 2013 Drink: 2023-2073 98 WA 2 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

393 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2011 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 2 bts.

1 bt.

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

per lot $900 - $1,000

394 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2012 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 2 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500


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CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2000 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

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

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

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

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2000 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2001 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé A real sleeper of the vintage, and somewhat underrated and under the radar a"er the greatness of 2000, the 2001 Angelus is on a faster evolutionary track than the 2000, but it is a plush, sexy, succulent style of Angelus with a dense plum/purple color, loads of chocolate, blueberry and blackberry fruit, telltale floral scents in the intense fragrance, and a lush, voluptuously textured and opulent mouthfeel. This wine seems to have entered its plateau of maturity, where it should stay for at least another 10-15 years. It is a major sleeper of the vintage. August 2015 Drink: 2015-2030 97 WA CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2004 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. bn. Angelus really nailed the vintage, and has produced a fully mature wine that’s truly stru#ing its stuff. Dense, bluish/purple, it offers gorgeous notes of espresso roast, blackberry and blueberry liqueur, acacia flowers and a touch of chocolate. It is full-bodied, opulent and seems close to full maturity, as it is evolving quickly. The wine is full-bodied, rich and should be drunk over the next decade. June 2007 95 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,400

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2006 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé The palate is medium-bodied with a smooth, slightly toasty entry. The acidity is quite low compared to other 2006 Saint Emilions, but there is harmony here and the tannins seem very fine. There is real density on the finish, although I was just seeking a li#le more delineation to come through. Give this another two or three years in bo#le. Tasted January 2016. 94 WA CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2009 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé scraped label A candidate for perfection with a few more years of bo#le age, this great vintage of Angelus has an almost impenetrable black/purple color and a gorgeous nose of incense, graphite, blackberry liqueur, truffles and spring flowers. The wine is full-bodied, with a voluptuous texture a magnificent concentration and purity of fruit, a stunning finish of close to a minute, and wonderfully sweet, velvety tannins that make for a prodigious Angelus that should turn out to be one of the all-time greats ever made at this estate. Drink it over the next 25-50 years. August 2015 99+ WA 3 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,500

One of the wines of the vintage, the 2000 has barely budged in its evolution since it was bo#led and released in 2002. A"er ten years in bo#le, it still reveals a dense opaque purple color along with a potentially sensational bouquet of blueberries, black currants, graphite, asphalt and background oak. Extremely powerful, full-bodied and superbly concentrated with good acidity and high but round tannins, this massive La Mission-HautBrion should take its place among this estate’s most hallowed vintages when it hits full maturity in another one to two decades. Drink: 2020-2050 99+ WA CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2001 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé Perhaps one of the more overlooked vintages in recent years, the Château La Mission HautBrion 2001 is one of the finest wines of the vintage. Here, one is immediately taken aback by the precision exuded by the nose: small dark cherries and orange blossom still there, perhaps the mineralité more heightened than ever. The palate displays exquisite balance with nigh on perfect acidity, demonstrating more tension, if not the dimension of the 1990 tasted alongside. This is a serious La Mission for long-term aging. Tasted June 2014. Drink: 2014-2035 96 WA 2 bts.

per lot $900 - $1,100

398 TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2006 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. The wine possesses staggering richness in a style that perfectly captures the essence of this great Tuscan vintage. Black cherries, flowers, licorice and sweet toasted oak are just some of the nuances that emerge from the 2006 Masseto. A wine of breathtaking depth, it also reveals superb clarity, freshness and vibrancy in a sumptuous, beautifully-balanced style. Simply put, the 2006 Masseto is a masterpiece from Tenuta dell’ Ornellaia. Drink: 2016-2040 100 WA 3 bts. per lot $3,200 - $3,700

399 TAYLOR FLADGATE QUINTA DE VARGELLAS VINTAGE PORT 1995 (2) Douro, Portugal. 1 x scraped label TAYLOR FLADGATE VINTAGE PORT 1997 (1) Douro, Portugal. 3 bts. per lot $200 - $300

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

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2011 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

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

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CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2009 (6) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER 2009 (3) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

100 WA

DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER 2010 (3) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé u. 3 x bn.

3 bts. per lot $200 - $300

402 TAYLOR FLADGATE VARGELLAS VINHA VELHA VINTAGE PORT 2007 Douro, Portugal. The 2007 Vinha Velha retains a primal bouquet that opens nicely with scents of small dark cherries, crushed stone, strawberry preserve and fig jam that is well-defined and shows more composure than the regular Taylor’s. The palate is medium-bodied, with fine tannins and layers of spicy black fruit with touches of clove and white pepper emerging in the elegant but intense finish. There is a slight austerity here that lends this Port class and breeding. This is designed for serious Port lovers. Tasted May 2013. 97 WA 1 bt.

per lot $200 - $300

403 FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 1997 (1) Douro, Portugal. scuffed label FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 2003 (1) Douro, Portugal. Drink 2030-2065 94 WA 2 bts.

per lot $200 - $400

A Flurry of Bordeaux From a Number of Well Cellared Collections

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

406 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2009 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. bn. torn label Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2009 Pontet-Canet is a wine that I have tasted several times throughout the year. Here, it is clearly bestowed a very powerful and intense bouquet with raspberry jam, boysenberry, graphite and cold, wet limestone aromas - very well defined and focused, the oak seamlessly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, in a funny way more like a 2010 towards the finish thanks to its structure. It still feels quite backward and with much more to give, a sense of coiled up energy conveyed upon the extremely persistent finish. It remains a deeply impressive Pauillac with decades ahead of it. Tasted December 2016. Drink: 2020 -2060 98 WA

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

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1982 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé u. hs. corroded capsule. stained label

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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1986 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé u. ts. torn label 2 bts.

per lot $1,700 - $2,000

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2010 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé An absolutely amazing wine, from grapes harvested between the end of September and October 17, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot has close to 15% natural alcohol. It comes from one of the few biodynamic vineyards in Bordeaux, but you are likely to see many more, given the success that Tesseron seems to be having at all levels, both in his vineyards and in his fermentation/winemaking. An astounding, compelling wine with the classic Pauillac nose more o"en associated with its cross-street neighbor, Mouton-Rothschild, creme de cassis, there are also some violets and other assorted floral notes. The wine has off-the-charts massiveness and intensity but never comes across as heavy, overbearing or astringent. Drink: 2021-2061 100 WA 6 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2012 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 93 WA 6 bts. per lot $500 - $700

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DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER 2012 (3) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé 9 bts. per lot $700 - $1,000

410 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAILLY 2008 (2) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAILLY 2009 (3) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé I have had this wine now four separate times since I wrote my official review a"er bo$ling of the 2009s. It goes from strength to strength, and it is not surprising that it is now one of the perfect wines of this great, great vintage – the finest vintage of Bordeaux that I have tasted in 37 years covering that epicenter for world-class quality in wine. Much of it is a$ributable to winemaker Véronique Sanders and her boss, Robert Wilmers. Their incredibly draconian selection process and their enormous investments in both the viticulture and the estate as well as the winemaking facility have paid off brilliantly over the last decade. The 2009, which has an opaque ruby/purple color, an extraordinary nose of high-quality unsmoked cigar tobacco, graphite, blackcurrants and spice, hits the palate with a medium to full-bodied, saturated and rich mouthfeel, but an elegant and ethereal quality that is difficult to articulate. It is rich, complex and tastes as if it were the vinous equivalent of a remarkable haute couture creation from the late Coco Chanel. It is full-bodied yet elegant, powerful yet delicate, and remarkably velvetytextured, sumptuous and loaded with upside potential. It can be approached now, as most 2009s tend to be, given their richness of fruit, low acidity and extraordinary concentration, but the great complexity that will emerge from this fabulous terroir is at least a decade away, and this wine is set for 50 or more years of longevity. Kudos to Haut-Bailly! April 2015 Drink: 2015-2065 100 WA CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAILLY 2010 (3) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé 8 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,500


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CHÂTEAU MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD 1986 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. ts.

CHÂTEAU LARCIS-DUCASSE 2005 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B

CHÂTEAU MALESCOT-ST-EXUPÉRY 2009 (3) Margaux.

CHÂTEAU LARCIS-DUCASSE 2008 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B

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

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2008 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD 2006 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PAVIE-MACQUIN 2009 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u. 3 x bn

2 bts.

The 2009 is enormous in size, yet broodingly backward, I was somewhat surprised by the astringency of the tannins in this blend of 85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a big wine (14.5% alcohol), black purple in color, with huge concentration of fruit and beautiful purity, but a good decade of cellaring is required. From a top terroir, this wine is built for the long haul, and I am sure it will be even be"er than its relatively conservative rating at this point. Anticipated maturity: 2022-2035. December 2011 92+ WA

CHÂTEAU MALESCOT-ST-EXUPÉRY 2010 (1 3 ltr.) Margaux. u. ts. 4 bts. & 1 3 ltr.

per lot $800 - $1,000

The 2008 should have been purchased before it began to soar in value because of the significance of the number 8 in the Chinese culture (denoting good luck). Representing 40% of the production, this blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc offers aromas of high quality unsmoked cigar tobacco, lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, earth, cedar and asphalt. Full, rich and stunningly concentrated, I doubt it is inferior to the 2010, just more classic as well as slightly more forward and a degree weaker in alcoholic potency (12.5% versus 13.5%). The 2008 should be relatively drinkable in 6-10 years as it is already showing remarkable complexity and breed, and will last for 30-35 years...at the minimum. May 2011 98 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,900 - $2,200

per lot $1,600 - $1,900

415 CHÂTEAU CALON SÉGUR 2005 (1 mag.) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé 94 WA CHÂTEAU CALON SÉGUR 2009 (3) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé 94 WA CHÂTEAU CALON SÉGUR 2009 (1 3 ltr.) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé 94 WA

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CHÂTEAU LATOUR LES FORTS DE LATOUR 2009 Pauillac.

94+ WA

Possibly the best second wine ever made at Latour (and I love how the 1982 is drinking at age 30), the 2009 Les Forts de Latour is composed of two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot blended with a tiny dollop of Petit Verdot, and finished at 13.5% alcohol. Juicy notes of creme de cassis, licorice, camphor, smoke and crushed rocks are followed by a rich, unctuously textured, thick, juicy, exceptionally pure, long wine. This beauty will be at its finest in several years and should keep for three decades. December 2011 95 WA 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

6 bts. & 1 3 ltr. & 1 mag. - $1,500

per lot $1,100

CHÂTEAU LARCIS-DUCASSE 2009 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B CHÂTEAU LARCIS-DUCASSE 2012 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B 12 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,700

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CHÂTEAU PAVIE-MACQUIN 2010 (5) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B This is always an extremely masculine, dense, burly wine, and the 2010, which tips the scales at 14.5% alcohol (just slightly under that of the 2009), has a final blend of 80% Merlot and the rest virtually all Cabernet Franc, with just 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. Loads of crushed rock and chalkiness, along with licorice, black truffle, smoked game and black fruits dominate the aromatics and flavor. Backward, formidably endowed, full-bodied and almost atypically massive and huge, with gargantuan extraction, this is a wine for patient connoisseurs to forget about for close to a decade. Anticipated maturity: 2022-2040+. February 2013 95+ WA

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

CHÂTEAU L'EGLISE-CLINET 2008 (3) Pomerol. u. 1 x bn.

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A remarkable wine in this vintage, L’Eglise Clinet’s 2008 has a color almost as dark as the barrel sample of 2010. Classic mocha and caramel-infused creme de cassis and black cherry notes, with hints of licorice and loamy soil soar from the glass of this opaque ruby/purple, aromatically compelling wine. Opulent, expansive, and savory, with a broad texture, a full-bodied mouthfeel, terrific purity and a layered finish, this is another big, massive wine that transcends the vintage character, and will probably need 7-10 years of bo"le age. It should keep for 20 or more years as well. Drink 2011-2031 95 WA CHÂTEAU L'EGLISE-CLINET 2011 (3) Pomerol. CHÂTEAU L'EGLISE-CLINET 2012 (3) Pomerol. 9 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,800

LE DOME 2010 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. A full-bodied wine, but ethereal in its elegance and finesse, the wine has a strikingly provocative bouquet of camphor, blueberry jam, violets, new saddle leather, white chocolate and spice. Extremely full-bodied, but again, not showing any weighty fatigue or any type of aggressiveness, this wine has extraordinary purity and richness as well as a blockbuster finish of close to a minute, yet is so flawless, seamless and compelling, it’s hard to believe the wine is this concentrated and rich. It will be interesting to see how it evolves, but it certainly can be drunk in 3-4 years and, I’m sure, cellared for as long as 25-35 years from now. February 2013 100 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200


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CHÂTEAU CANTENAC BROWN 2009 (6) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 2010 (6) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BERGEY 2010 (3) Pessac-Léognan. 1 x scraped label

CHÂTEAU CANTENAC BROWN 2010 (2) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU D’ARMAILHAC 2011 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PAPE CLEMENT 2005 (1 mag.) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

8 bts. per lot $500 - $700

9 bts. per lot $700 - $900

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CHÂTEAU DU TERTRE 2009 (3) Margaux. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 2009 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LASCOMBES 2010 (6) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 2010 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

9 bts. per lot $700 - $900

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95 WA CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAGES-LIBÉRAL 2010 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 92 WA

CHÂTEAU PALMER 2005 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. bn. Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 2005 Château Palmer is a legend in the making. Apparently the vines received 57% less rain than average, yet the 2005 shrugs off any water deficiency and has nurtured a wondrously pixelated bouquet, whereby mineralité shines through the black cherry and blueberry fruit. Search deeper and you discover veins of graphite that impart a Pauillac-like allure. The palate is mediumbodied and intense, but it is not overwhelming, a Margaux that is galvanized with a firm backbone thereby ensuring this will age over the long term. The symmetry here is enthralling - a 2005 that is destined for greatness. The only question is whether it will surpass the 2009 or 2010 Palmer? It will be fun finding out. Tasted May 2015.Drink: 2022-2050 98 WA 1 mag.

95 WA

per lot $900 - $1,100

423 CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 2009 (6) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 2010 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU PRIEURÉ-LICHINE 2009 (3) Margaux. 4ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label The so", sexy 2009 exhibits a dense plum/purple color along with a big, sweet bouquet of raspberries, black cherries, black currants, smoke and forest floor. Opulent and round with an a#ractive viscosity as well as outstanding purity, depth and length, it should drink well for two decades. While not one of the longest lived wines of the vintage, it is among the most precocious, fla#ering and charming at present. December 2011 Drink: 2012 -2032 93 WA 12 bts. per lot $700 - $1,000

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BATAILLEY 2014 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 92 WA CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE AU BARON DE PICHON-LONGUEVILLE 2010 (1) Pauillac. 97+ WA 12 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,300

A blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, Pape Clement’s 2005 has an opaque purple color and smoky barbecue and chocolaty notes intermixed with cassis and blackberries. There is also some underlying minerality in this full-bodied, superconcentrated wine, which has wonderfully sweet, well-integrated tannins. This majestic, multidimensional wines is one of the great, great wines of the vintage. It should drink well for at least another 25 years. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2040 99 WA CHÂTEAU PAPE CLEMENT 2012 (2) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label 97 WA CHÂTEAU SMITH-HAUT-LAFITTE 2009 (2) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé The finest wine ever made by proprietors Daniel and Florence Cathiard, the 2009 SmithHaut-Lafi#e exhibits an opaque blue/purple color in addition to a glorious nose of acacia flowers, licorice, charcoal, blueberries, black raspberries, lead pencil shavings and incense. This massive, extraordinarily rich, unctuously textured wine may be the most concentrated effort produced to date, although the 2000, 2005 and 2010 are nearly as prodigious. A gorgeous expression of Pessac-Leognan with sweet tannin, emerging charm and delicacy, and considerable power, depth, richness and authority, it should age effortlessly for 30-40+ years. Bravo! 100 WA

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CHÂTEAU SMITH-HAUT-LAFITTE 2010 (3) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé

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

98+ WA

As reported over the last two years, this is a prodigious Haut-Brion. It exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to a tight, but incredibly promising nose of smoke, earth, minerals, lead pencil, black currants, cherries, and spice. This full-bodied wine unfolds slowly, but convincingly on the palate, revealing a rich, multi-tiered, stunningly pure, symmetrical style with wonderful sweetness, ripe tannin, and a finish that lasts for nearly 45 seconds. It tastes like liquid nobility. Anticipated maturity: 2008 -2035. April 2001 96 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,100 - $1,300

10 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $1,700 - $2,100

428 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2008 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 92+ WA CHÂTEAU LA LAGUNE 2009 (2) Haut-Medoc. 3ième Cru Classé scraped label CHÂTEAU LA TOUR CARNET 2009 (1) Haut-Médoc. 4ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LAFON-ROCHET 2005 (1 mag.) Saint-Estèphe. 4ième Cru Classé 91 WA CHÂTEAU LAFON-ROCHET 2010 (3) Saint-Estèphe. 4ième Cru Classé u. bn. CHÂTEAU PHÉLAN SÉGUR 2010 (3) Saint-Estèphe. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel 11 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $800 - $1,300


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CHÂTEAU HOSANNA 2011 (2) Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU LA MONDOTTE 2012 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

93 WA

From the luxury, 12-acre boutique outpost of the Neipperg family, the 2012 La Mondo"e (generally 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc) has an inky/purple color, sweet mulberry, black cherry and cassis note, stunning purity and full-bodied texture. The wine’s opulence and voluptuous character compare to its greatest vintages, such as 1998, 2000, 2005, 2009 and 2010. Its great terroir (clay and limestone soils) shines through with a stunning effort in the vintage. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. April 2015 Drink: 2015-2030 95 WA

CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 2010 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 93+ WA CHÂTEAU LANGOA-BARTON 2000 (1) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé CLOS DU MARQUIS 2005 (1 mag.) Saint-Julien. u. bn. scuffed label 4 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $500 - $700

430 CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 2008 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé One of the stars of the vintage, and a remarkable achievement in 2008, with impressive richness, this dense purple colored wine is almost as opaque as the 2010. Spring flowers, crushed rocks, creme de cassis and some subtle oak are followed by a full-bodied, concentrated wine that transcends the vintage character in its power, richness, and aging potential. It also exhibits tremendous precision, purity, and depth of character. It is more forward than the 2010 is likely to be, but probably not as sumptuous as the 2009 will turn out to be. This is a wine to buy. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. May 2011 95+ WA CHÂTEAU GRAND VIN DE LÉOVILLE DU MARQUIS LAS CASES 2008 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU GRAND VIN DE LÉOVILLE DU MARQUIS LAS CASES 2013 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 6 bts. per lot $900 - $1,100

CHÂTEAU HOSANNA 2012 (2) Pomerol. Close to perfection, this extraordinary blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc seems to have hit all the high notes in 2012. Inky ruby/purple with stunning concentration, a multidimensional mouthfeel, skyscraper-like texture and fabulous purity of blue, red and black fruits, this is a tour de force from this estate owned by Christian Moueix. The potential complexity and sheer compelling quality of Hosanna is amazing. Aromatically, this may be the most profound wine of the vintage. Drink it over the next 15-20 years. April 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 97 WA CHÂTEAU LE BON PASTEUR 2010 (2) Pomerol. u. 2 x bn. A fleshy, full-thro"le wine with lots of mocha, kirsch, mulberry, and plum, their 2010 displays a smorgasbord of aromas, a full-bodied mouthfeel, terrific purity, density and even a hint of lead pencil shavings and subtle toasty oak. If you want to understand the genius of the Rollands, there is no be"er example than looking at their own wine from this property in Pomerol. The tannins are present, but not that significant, thus I tend to think the wine will come into its own in 4-5 years and last for 20 or more. February 2013 Drink: 2017-2035 95 WA 6 bts. per lot $700 - $1,000

A wine of the vintage candidate in 2008, Troplong Mondot’s offering was produced from yields of 41 hectoliters per hectare and achieved 14.5% natural alcohol. A classic blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, it offers copious quantities of blue and black fruits, a full-bodied opulence, sweet tannin and a fabulous texture as well as finish. Already drinking beautifully, it will be even be"er in 2-5 years and should last for 20 years. A great effort for the vintage, it couldn’t happen to a more deserving proprietor, Christine Vale"e. Bravo! May 2011 Drink: 2013-2033 96 WA 5 bts. per lot $600 - $800

435 CHÂTEAU DOISY-DAËNE 2009 (3 hf. bt.) Sauternais.

432 CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2011 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 94 WA CHÂTEAU CLOS FOURTET 2012 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B CHÂTEAU CLOS ST-MARTIN 2004 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé CHÂTEAU CROIX DE LABRIE 2009 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 7 bts.

CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 2008 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B

per lot $800 - $1,100

94+ WA CHÂTEAU DOISY-DAËNE 2011 (3 hf. bt.) Sauternais. 95 WA CHÂTEAU DOISY-VÉDRINES 2011 (3 hf. bt.) Sauternais. Second Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 94 WA CHÂTEAU GUIRAUD 2009 (3 hf. bt.) Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 96 WA

433

CHÂTEAU RAYMOND-LAFON 2009 (2) Sauternais. u. 1 x bn.

CHÂTEAU FAUGÈRES 2010 (3) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels

93 WA

92 WA

2 bts. & 12 hf. bts.

CHÂTEAU FAUGÈRES 2011 (3) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé CHÂTEAU FIGEAC 2008 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B CHÂTEAU LA DOMINIQUE 2010 (3) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 93 WA 12 bts. per lot $700 - $1,000

per lot $500 - $700

436 CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 1998 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u. 2 x bn. 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500


437

440

443

CHÂTEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPÉRY 1999 (3) Margaux.

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGEUVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2000 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé

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

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

3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

CHÂTEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPÉRY 2000 (2) Margaux. 5 bts. per lot $400 - $600

438 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2000 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé Wonderfully sweet cedar and fruitcake notes are intermixed with hints of creme de cassis, licorice, and earthy forest floor. It is full-bodied and tannic, with everything in place, but like so many wines that come from Leoville Barton, it makes a mockery of many modern-day consumers wanting a wine for immediate gratification. Those who bought it should continue to exercise patience and be proud to own a wonderful classic with five decades of longevity ahead of it. June 2010 Drink: 2018 -2050 95+ WA 9 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,600

439 CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2000 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé Beginning to open magnificently, the still dense purple-colored 2000 reveals a blossoming bouquet of blackberries, cassis, graphite and pen ink. Full-bodied with velvety tannins that have resolved themselves beautifully over the last eleven years, this wine is still an adolescent, but it exhibits admirable purity, texture, mouthfeel and power combined with elegance. One of the all-time great examples of Lynch Bages, the 2000 is just beginning to drink well yet promises to last for another 20-25 + years. August 2011 Drink: 2011-2036 97 WA 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

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

444 CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE AU BARON DE PICHON-LONGUEVILLE 2003 Pauillac. 94 WA

3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

441

445

CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 2000 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2003 Pauillac. Grand Cru Classé

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

Made from a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, this spectacular 2003 hits all the sweet spots on the palate. A glorious bouquet of cedarwood, jammy black currants, cherries, licorice and truffle is followed by a dense, opulently textured, full-bodied wine with terrific purity and freshness as well as deep, velvety textured tannins. Enjoy this beauty over the next 10-12 years. August 2014 95 WA 3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

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

442 CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 2000 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé The 2000 Château Grand Puy Lacoste is an exceptional wine from Xavier Borie. It has a brilliant nose of blackberry, crushed stone, graphite and cedar. Pu!ing it to one side for ten to 15 minutes reveals subtle mint-like aromas that whisk you straight to Pauillac. The palate is smooth and silky, cloaking the tannic frame of this GPL so that you barely notice it. But that will stand it in good stead for the longterm, the cornerstone of all great wines from this estate. Then there is that hint of spice on the a#ertaste—the show ain't over yet. Served alongside a magnum of Pichon Baron 2000, I would say that at the moment, it does not quite possess the same level of precision. However, it remains a magnificent Pauillac to cherish longterm. Tasted January 2016. Drink: 2020-2045 92 WS 95 WA 5 bts. per lot $500 - $700

446 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM LUR-SALUCES 1989 Sauternais. 2 bts.

per lot $700 - $900


447 DOMINUS ESTATE 2007 (1) Napa Valley. The 2008 Dominus may eclipse the 2007, but it may just be a ma!er of style. The 2007 Dominus, the quintessential model of haute couture, is pure elegance exhibiting a seamless integration of wood, tannin, alcohol and acidity as well as a complex bouquet of cedar, new saddle leather, sweet kirsch, black currant and plum fruit and a notion of licorice. Both the 2007 and 2008 Dominus should drink well for 25-30 years. 98 WA PAHLMEYER PROPRIETARY RED 2006 (3) Napa Valley. 1 x wrinkled label 95 WA 4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

448 CARRUADES DE LAFITE 2001 Pauillac. 6 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500


Wine Index Alsace Alsace 2000 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Brand Riesling (73) 2005 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Rotenberg Wintzenheim Pinot Gris (73) 2007 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Brand Riesling (73) Fe Trimbach Réserve Personnelle Pinot Gris (73) 2008 Fe Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Émile (73) 2009 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Schlossberg Cuvèe Ste.catherine (73) 2010 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Brand Riesling (73) 2011 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Schlossberg Cuvèe Ste.catherine (73)

Argentina Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina 1977 Bodega Y Cavas De Weinert Malbec Estrella (192)

Mendoza, Argentina 2005 Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino (345) Nicolas Catena Zapata Malbec Adrianna Vineyard (343) Nicolas Catena Zapata Malbec Nicasia Vineyard (344)

2005 Viña Cobos “Cobos” Malbec Marchiori Vineyard (243)

Australia Australia 2001 Heritage Road Reserve Cabernet Bethany Creek Vineyard (239)

Barossa Valley, South Australia 1998 Greenock Creek Seven Acres Shiraz (105) 2002 Two Hands Wines Deer In Headlights Shiraz (241) 2003 Penfolds Shiraz Rwt (331) 2005 Penfolds Shiraz Rwt (331)

2003 Noon Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (191)

Margaret River, Australia 2001 Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon (358)

McLaren Vale, Australia 2001 D’arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz (279) 2002 D’arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz (279) 2004 D’arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz (279) Mitolo Savitar Shiraz (239) 2005 Oliverhill Winery Jimmy Section Shiraz (358) 2010 D’arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz (105)

2006 Glaetzer Wines Shiraz Amon-Ra (358)

South Australia

2007 Glaetzer Anaperenna (242)

1980 Penfolds Grange Hermitage Bin 95 (189)

2010 First Drop Fat Of The Land Shiraz Ebenezer Vineyard (99) Glaetzer Wines Shiraz Amon-Ra (358)

1981 Penfolds Grange Hermitage Bin 95 (189)

2012 Elderton Command Shiraz (99) 2013 Elderton Wines Shiraz (99)

1997 Clarendon Hills Shiraz Piggott Range Vineyard (239) 2006 Penfolds Grange (190)

Clare Valley, Australia

Canada

2000 Eldredge Blue Chip Shiraz (239)

Okanagan Valley, Canada

2001 Taylors Wakefield Estate Shiraz (242)

2006 Osoyoos Larose Cabernet Sauvignon Le Grand Vin (240)

Heathcote, Australia

2006 Navarro Correas Structura Ultra Limited Release (237) Nicolas Catena Zapata (192)

2005 Hanging Rock Cambrian Rise Shiraz (242)

Perdriel, Argentina

2001 Firestick Langhorne Creek Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon (242)

2004 Viña Cobos “Cobos” Malbec Marchiori Vineyard (243)

Langhorne Creek, Australia

Hunter Valley, Australia

Champagne Champagne 1988 Moët & Chandon Cuvée Dom Perignon (308) 1990 Laurent Perrier Grand Siècle Lumière Du Millénaire (307)


1993 Moët & Chandon Cuvée Dom Perignon (308)

Emilia-Romangna

2011 Azelia Barolo Margheria (346)

1996 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (307)

1999 Drei Donà Tenuta La Palazza Pruno Superiore Riserva (235)

Puglia

1998 Dom Pérignon (295)

Piedmonte

1999 Dom Pérignon (295)

1982 Terre Del Barolo Vendemmia (236)

2002 Dom Pérignon Andy Warhol Edition (295) Dom Pérignon Brut (308) Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill Champagne (74) Taittinger Comtes De Champagne Brut Blanc De Blancs (145)

1985 Ceretto Bricco Rocche Barolo Brunate (200)

2003 Dom Pérignon Brut Rose (307) 2005 Agrapart & Fils Minéral Blanc De Blancs Extra Brut (146) 2006 Agrapart & Fils Avizoise Blanc De Blancs Extra Brut (146)

Chile Aconcagua Valley, Chile 2003 Seña (362) 2005 Seña (362)

Germany Mosel, Germany 2006 Dr. Loosen Riesling Beerenauslese (261) St. Urbans-Hof Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Spätlese (73)

Italy Campania 2001 Feudi Di San Gregorio Serpico (161) 2003 Feudi Di San Gregorio Serpico (161) 2010 Fattoria Galardi Terra Di Lavoro Roccamonfina (235)

1998 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche Del Falletto Di Seralunga D’alba (216) Domenico Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra (200) 2000 Falletto Di Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche Del Falletto Di Serralunga D’alba Reserva (354) 2001 Sandrone Le Vigne Barolo (92) 2004 Conterno-Fantino Barolo Sorì Ginestra (147) Falletto Di Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Rabajà (148) 2005 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche Del Falletto Di Seralunga D’alba (148) 2006 Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Maté (78) Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis (149) Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne (149) 2007 Azelia Di Luigi Scavino Barolo Margheria (150) Brovia Barolo Rocche Dei Brovia (150) Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vignolo (293) Elio Grasso Runcot Barolo Riserva (291) 2008 Borgogno Barolo Cannubi (293) Elio Altare-Viticoltore Barolo (78, 80) Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera (151) Elio Grasso Runcot Barolo Riserva (291) Fossati Barolo (85) 2009 Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis (293) R. Voerzio Barolo Brunate (293) 2010 Brovio Barolo Garblét Sue (293) Cantine Di Marchesi Di Barolo Barbaresco (153) Fontanafredda Barolo (152) Pio Cesare Barolo (154)

2009 Puer Apuliae Nero Di Troia Riserva (82)

Sicily 2011 Gulfi Nero Màccarj (310) Vrucara Feudo Montoni Del Principato Di Villanova (83)

Tuscany 1990 Sassetti Livio Pertimali Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva (310) 1995 Le Macioche Brunello Di Montalcino (235) 1997 Biondi-Santi Brunello Di Montalcino Tenuta Greppo Riserva (221) Marchesi Antinori Solaia (200) Sassetti Livio Pertimali Brunello Di Montalcino (310) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (277) 1998 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (277) 1999 Castello Dei Rampolla Vigna D’alceo (160) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (277) 2000 Castello Dei Rampolla Vigna D’alceo (160) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (277) 2001 Biondi-Santi Brunello Di Montalcino Tenuta Greppo (292) Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve (78) Marchesi Antinori Guado Al Tasso (278) 2004 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve (78) Il Poggione Brunello Di Montalcino Reserva (86) Marchesi Antinori Solaia (283) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto (287) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (312) 2005 Tua Rita Syrah Rosso (354) 2006 Capanna Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva (292) Castello Di Ama Vigna L’apparita Chianti Classico (289) Col D’orcia Brunello Di Montalcino (90) Collosorbo Brunello Di Montalcino (90) E. Fuligni Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva (292) Graetz Testamatta Toscana (294)


I Sodi Di S.niccolo Castellare Di Castellina (91) Il Poggione Brunello Di Montalcino Reserva (102) Marchesi Antinori Brunello Di Montalcino Pian Delle Vigne (80) Podere Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione (294) Siro Pacenti Brunello Di Montalcino (155) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto (398, 286) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (282) Terre Nere Campigli Vallone Brunello Di Montalcino (310) 2007 Casanova Di Neri Brunello Di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova (155) Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto Bellavista (289) Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto La Casuccia (289) Falchini Campora Rosso (84) Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia (76) Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve (330) Fossacolle Brunello Di Montalcino (86) Fuligni Brunello Di Montalcino (88) Isole E Olena Ceparello (160) Marchesi Antinori Solaia (328) Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (100) Talenti Brunello Di Montalcino (81) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (282) 2008 Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico (84) Castello Di Bossi Corbaia (161) Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia (76) I Sodi Di S.niccolo Castellare Di Castellina (91) Marchesi Antinori Guado Al Tasso (288) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (282) Tua Rita Redigaffi (284) 2009 Castelgiocondo Marchesi De’ Frescobaldi Brunello Di Montalcino (309) Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia (77) Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva (75) Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia (76) Podere Il Carnasciale Il Caberlot No.560 (236) Tenuta Di Collosorbo Brunello Di Montalcino (309) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (282) Tua Rita Redigaffi (284) Veneroso Tenuta Di Ghizzano (83) 2010 Argiano Brunello Di Montalcino (156) Badia A Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione (84) Casanova Di Neri Brunello Di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova (222, 223, 157) Castellare Di Castellina Chianti Classico (84) Castello Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino (309) Castello Di Ama Vigna L’apparita Chianti Classico (289) Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello Di Montalcino (80)

Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia (77) Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (78) Fontodi Chianti Classico (79) Fuligni Brunello Di Montalcino (88, 89) I Sodi Di S.niccolò Castellare Di Castellina (104) Il Marroneto Brunello Madonna Della Grazie (158) Il Poggione Brunello Di Montalcino (87, 159, 103) Il Poggione Brunello Di Montalcino Reserva (87) Marchesi Antinori Guado Al Tasso (288) Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (162) Mazzei Castello Fonterutoli (84) San Polino Brunello Di Montalcino (82) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia 25th Anniversary (163) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (282) Val Di Suga Brunello Di Montalcino (81) 2011 Flavio Fanti Rosso Di Montalcino La Palazzetta (235) Rocca Di Castagnoli Chianti Classico (82) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (282)

2015 Coteaux Du Loir Pineau D’aunis (234)

New Zealand Gisborne, New Zealand 2004 Vinoptima Estate Noble Late Harvest Gewurztraminer (357)

Port Douro, Portugal 1967 Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port (312) 1970 Fonseca Vintage Port (193) Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman Vintage Port (193) 1977 Dow’s Vintage Port (92)

2013 Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Il Brucia (83)

1985 Dow’s Vintage Port (285)

Umbria

1991 Warre’s Vintage Port (296)

1999 Sportoletti Rosso Villa Fidelia (235)

Veneto 1997 Allegrini Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico (312) Speri Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Monte Sant’urbano (164) 2006 Speri Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Monte Sant’urbano (164) 2008 Speri Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Monte Sant’urbano (164)

Loire Loire 1989 Domaine Bourillon-Dorléans Vouvray (61) 1990 Moelleux Le Haut-Lieu Vouvray (72) 2011 Sebastin Bobinet Saumur-Champigny Amatéüs Bobi (234)

1992 Fonseca Vintage Port (194) 1994 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port (194) 1995 Taylor Fladgate Quinta De Vargellas Vintage Port (399) 1997 Delaforce Corte Vintage Port (92, 285) Fonseca Vintage Port (403) Quinta Do Noval Vintage Port (246) Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port (399) 1999 Portal Vintage Port (285) 2000 Ferreira Late Bottled Vintage Port (285) 2003 Delaforce Vintage Port (285) Fonseca Vintage Port (403) Portal Vintage Port (285) Quinta De Ventozelo Vintage Port (285) Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port (400) 2007 Dow Vintage Port (195) Dow’s Late Bottled Vintage Port (285) Taylor Fladgate Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Port (402) Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port (401)


Red Bordeaux Bordeaux 2005 Château La Vieille Cure (35) 2008 Château Beaulieu Compte De Tastes (211) Château Le Conseiller Jean-Philippe Janoueix (226)

Côtes de Bordeaux Blaye 2000 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva (51) 2009 Château La Haie (226)

Côtes de Castillon 2008 Château Joanin Bécot (226) Domaine De L’a Côtes De Castillon (226)

Graves 2005 Château De Chantegrive (43) Château Malartic Lagraviere (59)

Haut-Médoc 1996 Château La Lagune (302) 2009 Château Cantemerle (24) Château La Lagune (428) Château Belgrave (211) Château La Tour Carnet (428)

Lalande de Pomerol 1998 Château La Fleur Chaigneau (303)

Madiran, France 1995 Brumont Château Montus (144) 2000 Brumont Château Montus Cuvée Prestige (144) Brumont Château Montus La Tyre (144)

1983 Château Margaux (347)

Moulis-en-Médoc

1986 Château Margaux (404)

2006 Château Malmaison Baronne Nadine De Rothschild (227)

1989 Château Margaux (254)

2009 Château Poujeaux (42)

1996 Château Palmer (302)

Pauillac

1998 Pavillon Blanc Du Château Margaux (74)

1982 Château Duhart-Milon (12) Chateau Mouton Baronne Philippe Hommage À Pauline (228)

1999 Château Malescot St. Exupéry (437) Château Palmer Alter Ego De Palmer (303) 2000 Château D’issan (22) Château Malescot St. Exupéry (38, 437) Château Margaux (220, 196) Château Pontet-Chappaz (303) 2003 Château Giscours (51) Château Malescot St. Exupéry (38) 2004 Château Malescot St. Exupéry (39) 2005 Château Malescot St. Exupéry (40) Château Malescot-St-Exupéry (113) Château Palmer (422) Château Prieuré-Lichine (42) 2008 Château Malescot-St-Exupéry (411)

1986 Château Mouton Rothschild (272) Château Mouton-Rothschild (414, 106) 1989 Château Lafite Rothschild (254) Château Latour (254) Château Mouton Rothschild (254) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (41) 1990 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (298) Château Pichon-Longueville Au Baron De Pichon-Longueville (107) 1993 Château Lafite Rothschild (300) Château Mouton Rothschild (326)

2009 Château Brane-Cantenac (24) Château Cantenac Brown (420) Château D’issan (22) Château Du Tertre (10, 421) Château Malescot St. Exupéry (39) Château Malescot-St-Exupéry (411) Château Prieuré-Lichine (423)

1994 Château Mouton Rothschild (326)

2010 Château Cantenac Brown (420) Château Lascombes (421) Château Malescot-St-Exupéry (411)

1996 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (305) Château Lafite-Rothschild (107)

2012 Château Ferrière (250) Château Palmer Alter Ego De Palmer (251)

Médoc

2001 Brumont Château Montus La Tyre (144)

2008 Château Potensac (227)

Margaux

2009 Château Potensac (9)

1982 Château Margaux (404)

1984 Château Mouton Rothschild (318)

1995 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (305) Château Lafite Rothschild (383, 300) Château Latour (375) Château Mouton Rothschild (318)

1997 Château Latour (317) Château Pichon-Longueville Au Baron De Pichon-Longueville (298) Château Pontet-Canet (298) 1998 Château Lynch-Bages (297) 1999 Carruades De Lafite (299) Château Lafite Rothschild (384, 276) 2000 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (442) Château Lafite Rothschild (385, 314)


Château Latour (376) Château Lynch-Bages (439, 275) Château Pichon Longeuville Comtesse De Lalande (440) Château Pichon-Longueville Au Baron De Pichon-Longueville (108) Château Pontet-Canet (4) 2001 Carruades De Lafite (448) Château Lafite Rothschild (386) Château Latour (377) 2003 Château Latour (109) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (445) Château Pichon-Longueville Au Baron De Pichon-Longueville (444) Château Pontet-Canet (4) 2004 Château Lafite Rothschild (387) Château Latour (378) 2005 Château D’armailhac (197) Château Duhart-Milon (12) Château Lafite Rothschild (388) Château Latour (379) Château Pontet-Canet (5) 2006 Château D’armailhac (227) Château Lafite Rothschild (389) Château Latour (380) Château Mouton-Rothschild (414) 2007 Château Lafite Rothschild (253, 390) Château Latour (253) 2008 Château Lafite Rothschild (412) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (41) Château Pontet-Canet (405) 2009 Château Batailley (423) Château D’armailhac (21) Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (425) Château Lafite Rothschild (391) Château Latour (381) Château Latour Les Forts De Latour (413) Château Pédesclaux (211) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande Réserve De La Comtesse (50) Château Pontet-Canet (6, 405, 406) 2010 Château Batailley (423) Château Clerc Milon (424) Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (425) Château Haut-Bages-Libéral (425) Château Lafite Rothschild (392) Château Latour (382) Château Pichon-Longueville Au Baron De Pichon-Longueville (425)

Château Pontet-Canet (339, 407, 110, 111)

Domaine De Chevalier (409)

2011 Château D’armailhac (424) Château Lafite Rothschild (393) Château Pontet-Canet (408)

Pomerol

2012 Château Lafite Rothschild (394) Château Pontet-Canet (408)

1993 Château Pétrus (369, 370)

2014 Château Haut-Batailley (425)

1984 Château Le Bon Pasteur (197)

1995 Château Belle-Brise (303)

Pessac-Léognan

1997 Château Gazin (298)

1978 Château La Tour Haut-Brion (35)

1998 Château Pétrus (320)

1982 Château La Tour Haut-Brion (304)

1999 Château Lafleur (34)

1994 Château Laville Haut-Brion (35) 1998 Château Haut-Brion (426)

2000 Château Certan De May (45) Château Hosanna (15) Château Le Pin (313) Château Pétrus (363, 322)

1999 Château Haut-Brion (276)

2001 Château Pétrus (323, 364)

2000 Château Haut-Brion (316) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (397, 274) Château Pape Clement (275)

2003 Château Pétrus (365)

2001 Château La Mission Haut-Brion (397) 2005 Château Pape Clement (427, 114, 115) Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte (47) Domaine De Chevalier Rouge (52) 2006 Château Haut-Bailly (280) 2008 Château Haut-Bailly (13, 410) Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte (47) 2009 Château Carbonnieux (23) Château Haut-Bailly (13, 410) Château Haut-Bergey (14) Château Latour-Martillac (35) Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte (48, 427) Domaine De Chevalier (409) Domaine De Chevalier Blanc (53) Domaine De Chevalier Rouge (52) 2010 Château Haut-Bailly (410) Château Haut-Bergey (14, 427) Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte (427) Domaine De Chevalier (409) 2012 Château Pape Clement (427)

2004 Château Pétrus (324, 366) Vieux Château Certan (1) 2005 Château Clinet (356) Château Hosanna (16) Château L’evangile (18) Château La Fleur-Pétrus (30, 31) Château Le Bon Pasteur (37) Château Le Gay (35) Château Pétrus (367) Clos L’église (50) Clos René (50) Vieux Château Certan (1, 2) 2006 Château Pétrus (325, 368) 2007 Château Pétrus (369) 2008 Château Clinet (43) Château L’eglise-Clinet (416) Château La Conseillante (26) Château La Fleur-Pétrus (32) Château Pétrus (370) Vieux Château Certan (3) 2009 Château Hosanna (17) Château La Croix De Gay (27) Château La Fleur De Gay (28, 29) Château La Fleur-Pétrus (33)


Château Pétrus (371) Château Rouget (47) 2010 Château La Croix De Gay (27) Château La Violette (117) Château Le Bon Pasteur (431) Château Pétrus (372, 116) 2011 Château Hosanna (431) Château L’eglise-Clinet (416) Château Pétrus (373) 2012 Château Hosanna (431) Château L’eglise-Clinet (416) Château Pétrus (374)

Saint-Émilion 1986 Château Cheval Blanc (273) 1990 Château Troplong Mondot (270) 1993 Château Cheval Blanc (301)

2008 Château Figeac (433) Château La Dominique (227) Château Larcis-Ducasse (417) Château Pavie (334) Château Troplong Mondot (434) 2009 Château Angélus (396) Château Barde-Haut (19) Château Croix De Labrie (432) Château L’arrosée (25) Château Larcis-Ducasse (417) Château Pavie (335) Château Pavie-Macquin (418) Château Pipeau (227) Château Teyssier (228) 2010 Château Barde-Haut (19) Château Faugères (433) Château La Dominique (433) Château Pavie-Macquin (418) Le Dome (419) 2011 Château Angélus (432) Château Faugères (433)

1996 Château Cheval Blanc (273)

2012 Château Clos Fourtet (432) Château La Mondotte (434) Château Larcis-Ducasse (417)

1997 Château Ausone (317)

Saint-Estèphe

1998 Château Troplong Mondot (436)

1978 Château Cos D’estournel (248)

2000 Château Angélus (395) Château Cheval Blanc (229, 315)

1982 Château Calon Ségur (219) Château Montrose (219)

2001 Château Angélus (395, 338) Château Pavie (332, 218)

1989 Château Calon Ségur (305) Château Cos D’estournel (355) Château Montrose (7)

2003 Château Pavie (217) 2004 Château Angélus (395) Château Clos St-Martin (432) 2005 Château Angélus (396) Château Beau-Séjour Bécot (20) Château Clos St-Martin (118) Château De Fonbel (43) Château Grand Mayne (51) Château Larcis-Ducasse (417) Château Pavie (333, 119) Château Quinault L’enclos (42) Château Rol Valentin (42) Château Troplong Mondot (118) 2006 Château Angélus (396) Chateau Canon-La-Gaffelière (306)

1990 Château Cos D’estournel (355) Château Montrose (270) 1994 Château Cos D’estournel (248)

2005 Château Calon Ségur (415) Château Lafon-Rochet (428) 2008 Château Cos D’estournel (428) Château De Pez (226, 227) 2009 Château Calon Ségur (415, 415) Château Les Ormes-De-Pez (226) 2010 Château Calon Ségur (415) Château Cos D’estournel (336, 337) Château Lafon-Rochet (428) Château Phélan Ségur (428) 2014 Château Montrose (8)

Saint-Julien 1969 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (11) 1982 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (271) Château Gruaud-Larose (304) Chateau Leoville-Las Cases (271) 1988 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (249) 1994 Château Léoville-Poyferré (303) 1996 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (11, 269) 2000 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (11, 441) Château Gruaud Larose (443) Château Langoa-Barton (429) Château Léoville Barton (438) 2001 Château Gruaud Larose (429) 2003 Château Léoville-Poyferré (36)

1996 Château Cos D’estournel (355) Château Phélan Ségur (302)

2005 Château Beychevelle (46) Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (11) Château Gruaud Larose (280) Château Talbot (49) Clos Du Marquis (429)

1997 Château Cos D’estournel (298)

2006 Chateau Leoville-Las Cases (280)

2003 Château Montrose (7)

2008 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (430) Château Grand Vin De Léoville Du Marquis Las Cases (430) Château Léoville Barton (252) Chateau Leoville-Las Cases (44) Château Léoville-Poyferré (252)

2004 Château Montrose (7)


2009 Château Saint-Pierre (112) Château Talbot (49) Croix De Beaucaillou (50) 2010 Château Gruaud Larose (429)

Domaine Louis Jadot Chassagne-Montrachet Abbaye De Morgeot (55) 2011 Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne (256) Maison Louis Latour Puligny-Montrachet Sous Le Puits (257)

2013 Château Grand Vin De Léoville Du Marquis Las Cases (430)

Côte de Nuits

Red Burgundy

1996 Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos De Bèze (58) Domaine Leroy Chambolle Musigny Les Fremières (199)

Beaujolais 2012 Château Des Jacques Côte Du Py Morgon (23, 61) 2013 Domaine Diochon Moulin-À-Vent (60)

Burgundy 1996 Domaine Joblot Givry Clos Du Cellier Aux Moines (306)

Côte de Beaune 2002 Domaine Marc Colin Et Fils ChassagneMontrachet Les Caillerets (55) 2005 Château De Chorey Beaune Les Teurons (130) Domaine Du Château De Chorey Beaune Les Cras Vieilles Vignes (130) Domaine Marquis D’angerville Volnay Clos Des Ducs (129) 2006 Remoissenet Père & Fils Bâtard-Montrachet (213) 2007 Bouchard Père & Fils Meursault Les Perrières (59) Remoissenet Père & Fils Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières (214) 2008 Domaine Henri Boillot Corton-Charlemagne (124) Domaine Henri Boillot Volnay Les Caillerets (215) Henri Boillot Puligny-Montachet Clos De La Mouchère (124) 2009 Domaine Albert Morot Beaune Les Toussaints (131) Domaine P.dubreuil-Fontaine CortonBressandes (131) 2010

1980 Mommessin Domaine Clos De Tart (228)

1999 Domaine Faiveley Clos Des Cortons Faiveley (228) Domaine Henri Perrot-Minot MazoyeresChambertin Vieilles Vignes (353) 2005 Comte Georges De Vogüé Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes (128) Domaine Perrot-Minot Chapelle-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes (125) Domaine Taupenot-Merme MazoyèresChambertin (127) Maison Nicolas Potel Chambertin (126) Mommessin Domaine Clos De Tart (341) 2011 Domaine Dujac Charmes-Chambertin (260) Domaine Dujac Échezeaux (260) Domaine G. Roumier Morey-Saint-Denis Clos De La Bussière (258) 2012 Domaine Armand Rousseau CharmesChambertin (349) Domaine Armand Rousseau Clos De La Roche (350) Domaine Dujac Clos Saint-Denis (352) 2013 Domaine Armand Rousseau CharmesChambertin (349) Domaine Armand Rousseau Clos De La Roche (350) 2014 Maison Albert Bichot Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses (259) Maison Albert Bichot Domaine Du Clos Frantin Vosne-Romanée Les Malconsorts (259)

Maconnais 2012 Domaine Thibert Pere Et Fils Pouilly-Fuisse (62)

Rhône Red Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1990 Domaine Pégaü Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (137) 1994 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-DuPape (306) 1998 Domaine De Beaurenard Châteauneuf-DuPape (290) Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (70, 71) 2000 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Reserve (198) 2001 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-DuPape (69) 2003 Domaine De Boisrenard Châteauneuf-DuPape (66) 2007 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-DuPape (69, 137) Clos Des Papes Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (138) Domaine De Boisrenard Châteauneuf-DuPape (66) Domaine De Ferrand Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (224) Domaine De La Charbonnière ChâteauneufDu-Pape Les Hautes Brusquières Cuvée Speciale (72) Domaine De La Janasse Châteauneuf-DuPape Vieilles Vignes (139) Domaine Pégaü Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (63) Domaine Pierre Usseglio Et Fils ChâteauneufDu-Pape Cuvée De Mon Aïeul (139) Domaine Raymond Usseglio Châteauneuf-DuPape Cuvée Imperiale (70) Paul Avril Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Clos Des Papes (67) 2010 Boiron Bosquet Des Papes Châteauneuf-DuPape Chante Le Merle (101) Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (74) Château Sixtine Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (68) Domaine Du Caillou Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Le Clos Du Caillou Reserve (140) Domaine Du Vieux Télégraphe ChâteauneufDu-Pape La Crau (141) Domaine Ferrando Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Colombis (198) Domaine Pégaü Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (141) La Ferme Du Mont Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Côtes Capelan (72) Le Secret Des Sabon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (247) Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (71)


2011 Clos Saint-Jean Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Deus Ex Machina (141) Xavier Cuvée Anonyme Châteauneuf-DuPape (92) 2012 Bosquet Des Papes Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Tradition (66) Domaine Font De Michelle Cuvée Etienne Gonnet Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (63)

Côtes du Rhône 2013 Saint Cosme Côtes Du Rhône (231)

Rhône 1995 M.chapoutier Hermitage La Sizeranne (231) Maison M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon (132) 1998 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (62) 1999 Nobles Rives Saint-Joseph Cave De Tain L’hermitage (231) 2001 Domaine Jamet Côte Rôtie (306) Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes Hermitage Domaine De Thalabert (231) Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle (198) 2003 M. Chapoutier Ermitage L’ermite (133) Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle (356) 2005 Michel & Stephane Ogier Côte-Rôtie La Belle Hélène (348) 2006 M. Chapoutier Ermitage L’ermite (133) 2007 Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas Vielles Vignes (234) Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas Prestige Des Hautes Garrigues (62) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Mouline (281) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Turque (281, 245) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie la Landonne (281) 2009 Delas Frères Hermitage Domaine Des Tourettes (135) Domaine Alain Voge Cornas Les Vieilles Fontaines (136) Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas (135) Domaine Gourt De Mautens Rasteau (61) Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (134) Domaine Jean-Louis Chave L’hermitage (261)

Domaine Paul Jaboulet Crozes Hermitage Aînè Rouge (64, 65) François De Tournon Saint-Joseph Delas (231) 2010 Domaine Alain Voge Cornas Les Vieilles Fontaines (136) Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas Prestige Des Hautes Garrigues (142) Le Domaine Montirius Vacqueyras Garrigues (63) 2011 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Cuvée De L’orée Blanc (143)

Spain Castilla y León, Spain 2007 Bodegas Numanthia Toro (237) 2010 Bodegas Numanthia Termes (237)

Catalonia, Spain 2001 Clos Mogador Priorat Manyetes (237)

2012 Domaine Constant-Duquesnoy Confidence (61) Domaine Gourt De Mautens Jérôme Bressy Vigneron (61)

Madrid, Spain

2013 Château De Nages Costières De Nîmes Rouge (61)

Montilla-Moriles, Spain

Southern France Côtes du Roussillon 2009 La Bergerie Du Camps De Nyils (92)

France 2016 Xavier Et Matthieu Ledogar La Mariole (231)

2013 Bodegas El Regajal Galia (92)

1939 Bodegas Toro Albala Don Px Convento Selección (244)

Ribera del Duero 1996 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera Único (262) 2001 Bodegas Uvaguilera Aguilera Palomero (362)

Rioja

Languedoc-Roussillon

1942 Bodegas Marques De Murrieta Castillo Ygay Rioja Gran Reserva (238)

1999 Domaine Des Aires Hautes Minervois La Livinière Clos De L’escandil (362)

1978 Bodegas Marques De Murrieta Castillo Ygay Rioja Gran Reserva (237)

2010 Château De Bagnoles Majelus Cabardès (226)

1982 Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Gran Reserva Selección Especial (165)

Monbazillac, France 1995 Château Tirecul-La-Gravière Cuvée Madame (123)

Provence 2013 Domaine Tempier Bandol La Migoua (303)

2004 Artadi Viña El Pisón Rioja (165) Rémirez De Ganuza Rioja Riserva (362) 2007 Bodegas Palacios Herencia Remondo La Montesa (237)

Toro, Spain 2008 Bodegas Pintia Consecha (165)


United States Red California 2013 Pride Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (181) Pride Mountain Reserve Claret (182)

Columbia Valley, Washington 2005 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon (184) 2009 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon (184)

Napa Valley 1986 Monticello Vineyards Corley Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (311) 1987 Monticello Vineyards Corley Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (311) 1989 Monticello Vineyards Corley Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (311) 1990 Diamond Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow (351) Diamond Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Lake (351) 1992 Beringer Vineyards Merlot Bancroft Ranch Howell Mountain (178) 1993 Opus One (263) 1995 Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon (166) 1996 Robert Craig Affinity Proprietary Red Wine (239) 1997 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate (166) 1998 Behrens & Hitchcock Winery Cabernet Franc (210) Behrens & Hitchcock Winery Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley (210) Dalla Valle Vineyards Maya Proprietary Red (167) Marilyn Monroe Wines Marilyn Merlot (267) 1999 Behrens & Hitchcock Ode To Picasso Red (210)

2000 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (358) 2002 Cardinale Proprietary Red Wine (264) Mayacamas Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (264) Zd Wines Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (264) 2003 Colgin Cellars Proprietary Red Ix Estate (203) 2004 Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards Èloge (239) Araujo Estate Syrah Eisele Vineyard (342) 2005 Harlan Estate Proprietary Red (169) 2006 Opus One (263) Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red (447) Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard (202) 2007 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (327) Dominus Estate (93, 447, 171) Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (172) 2008 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (202) Dominus Estate (329, 173) Stag’s Leap Winery Petite Sirah Ne Cede Malis (178) Tor Kenward Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Clone 337 (202) 2009 Dominus Estate (94) Opus One (268) Ravenswood Dickerson Zinfandel (98) 2010 Dominus Estate (174) Forman Cabernet Sauvignon (97) Opus One (263) Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (175) Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (177) 2011 Araujo Estate Sauvignon Blanc Eisele Vineyard (342) Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (202) Opus One (263) 2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve To Kalon Vineyard (265) Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Lpv Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard (178) Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Rbs Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard (178) Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (176)

Ulysses Vineyards (267) 2013 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill (180) Schrader Cabernet Sauvignon Rbs Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard (183) 2014 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon (179)

North Coast 2009 Cliff Lede Vineyards Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon (201)

Paso Robles 2005 L’aventure Winery Estate Cuvée (361) 2007 L’aventure Winery Estate Cuvée (359) 2010 L’aventure Winery Optimus Estate (242) Saxum Vineyards Heart Stone Vineyard (209) 2012 Saxum Vineyards Booker Vineyard Red (209) Saxum Vineyards James Berry Vineyard Proprietary Red (209) Saxum Vineyards Terry Hoage Vineyard (209)

Rutherford, Napa Valley 2007 Sloan Estate Proprietary Red (167)

Santa Barbara County 2009 The Ojai Vineyard Pinot Noir Presidio Vineyard (96) 2013 Foxen Pinot Noir Block 43 Bien Nacido Vineyard (96) 2014 Sea Smoke Southing Pinot Noir Eisele Vineyard (96)

Sonoma Coast 2012 Hartford Court Far Coast Vineyard Pinot Noir (96) 2014 Dumol Aiden Sonoma Pinot Noir (95)


Sonoma County 2005 Vérité La Joie (170) 2011 Dumol Pinot Noir Russian River Valley (95) 2012 Dumol Pinot Noir Russian River Valley (95) Ravenswood Belloni Zinfandel Russian River Valley (98) Ravenswood Teldeschi Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley (98) 2014 Hartford Old Vine Zinfandel Russian River Valley (96)

Sonoma Valley 2012 Ravenswood Old Hill Zinfandel (98)

Stags Leap District, Napa Valley 2002 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select (168) 2006 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select (360) 2007 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select (167)

Walla Walla Valley, Washington 2008 Cayuse Vineyards Syrah Cailloux Vineyard (266) 2010 Cayuse Vineyards Syrah Armada Vineyards (206) 2011 Cayuse Vineyards Grenache ‘’God Only Knows’’ Armada Vineyard (207) Cayuse Vineyards Syrah Armada Vineyards (206) Cayuse Vineyards Syrah Cailloux Vineyard (205) Cayuse Vineyards Syrah En Cerise Vineyard (204) 2012 Cayuse Vineyards Grenache ‘’God Only Knows’’ Armada Vineyard (207) Cayuse Vineyards Syrah Armada Vineyards (206) Cayuse Vineyards Syrah Cailloux Vineyard (205) Cayuse Vineyards Syrah En Cerise Vineyard (204)

2013 Horsepower Vineyards Syrah The Tribe Vineyard (208)

Willamette Valley, Oregon 2002 Domaine Drouhin Louise Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir (240) 2003 Domaine Drouhin Louise Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir (240)

United States White Sonoma County 2002 Marcassin Vineyards Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard (185) 2005 Marcassin Vineyards Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard (186) 2007 Marcassin Vineyards Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard (187) 2008 Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay Three Sisters Vineyard (188) 2009 Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard (188) 2011 Marcassin Vineyards Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard (186) 2012 Peter Michael Chardonnay La Carrière Chardonnay (342)

White Bordeaux Graves 2009 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc (54)

Sauternais 1952 Château Gilette Sauternes (233) 1953 Château Gilette Sauternes (232) 1982 Château Gilette Sauternes (230)

1983 Château Doisy-Daëne (51) 1989 Château D’yquem Lur-Saluces (446) 1991 Château D’yquem (255) 2001 Château D’yquem (340, 122) Château Suduiraut (120) 2003 Château La Tour Blanche (357) 2005 Château Rieussec (121) 2007 Château De Myrat (211) Château Doisy-Védrines (212) 2009 Château Doisy-Daëne (435) Château Guiraud (435) Château Raymond-Lafon (435) 2011 Château Doisy-Daëne (435) Château Doisy-Védrines (435)

Sauternes-Barsac 1989 Château Climens (230)

White Burgundy Chablis 2002 Domaine Par Louis Michel & Fils Chablis Montée De Tonnerre (56) 2004 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Bougros (57) Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Les Clos (57) Domaine William Fevre Chablis Les Preuses (57) Louis Michel & Fils Chablis Montée De Tonnerre (56) 2008 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Les Clos (57) 2009 Mise Du Domaine Gerard Duplessis Chablis Les Clos (56) 2011 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Bougros (57)


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.

BN.

BASE NECK: Perfectly good for any age of wine.

Outstandingly good for a wine of 10 years in bottle, or longer.

VTS.

VERY TOP SHOULDER

TS.

TOP SHOULDER: Normal for any Bordeaux 15 years old

or older. HS.

HIGH SHOULDER: Slight natural reduction through

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.

MS.

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. LS.

LOW SHOULDER: Risky and usually only accepted

for sale if wine or label exceptionally rare or interesting. Always offered with low estimate.

BS.

BOTTOM SHOULDER: Not acceptable for sale unless a

rare sort of bottle. Wine will usually be undrinkable. U.

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

OC.

ORIGINAL CARTON

OWC.

ORIGINAL WOODEN CASE

RC.

RESERVE CHâTEAU

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

METH.

METHUSELAH (BURGUNDY, CHAMPAGNE) = 6 litres

SALM.

SALMANAZAR = 9 litres

*Up to 1978, jeroboams were generally bottled in 4.5-ltr. bottles.

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.


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Selling at Waddington’s Fine Wine & Fine Spirits Waddington’s is dedicated to achieving record prices and the highest sell-through rates for all our clients. We are thrilled to be the only Ontario auction house under the authority of the LCBO to assist wine collectors sell and manage their cellars. As Canada’s leading and most diverse auction company, we have unparalleled access to domestic and international collectors and investors in fine art and luxury goods. Our experienced fine wine and spirit specialists inspect all collections and cellar storage to ensure provenance and sound condition. A thorough analysis of each wine submitted allows us to provide timely and accurate appraisals based on current market estimates. the consignment process Arranging to sell your collection through Waddington’s is a simple process, starting with providing us with a list of items with any relevant additional information such as storage condition and provenance. Upon review of your list, our specialists will advise you on the best plan to proceed to meet your needs, including providing pre-sale estimates. We can also assist in determining the best manner of shipping your collection to our Toronto-based storage facility.

Once onsite, we will inspect each bottle and catalogue accordingly. The complete auction catalogue will be made available as either a printed catalogue and/or digital catalogue posted online. fees We charge the vendor a commission based on a percentage of the hammer price on each lot. Please see the standard commission rates below. vendor commission per consignment Under $8,000 — 20% $8,001 - $49,999 — 15% $50,000 - $99,999 — 10% $100,000 - $199,999 — 7.5% $200,000 and over — 5% Insurance is charged at 1% of the hammer price. The insurance charge may be waived with proof of independent coverage. notice for our international clients Certain states or other countries may impose limitations on the amount of and quantity of alcoholic beverages that can be legally brought into their jurisdiction. Waddington’s is not responsible for obtaining shipping permits or licenses and advise our clients to investigate any possible limitations imposed by their local region.


Conditions of Sale Fine Wine & Fine Spirits

1. Waddington’s conducts auctions of fine wine and rare spirits as agent for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (the “LCBO”) and all such auctions are authorized by the LCBO. All auction sales shall be deemed to take place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 2. All purchasers of alcoholic beverages through an auction must be nineteen (19) years of age or older. Proof of age may be required prior to the transfer of any purchased goods, including, but not limited provision of photo identification. 3. All lots are sold “AS IS”. Any description issued by the auctioneer of an article to be sold is subject to variation to be posted or announced verbally in the auction room prior to the time of sale. While the auctioneer has endeavoured not to mislead in the description issued, and the utmost care is taken to ensure the correct cataloguing of each item, such descriptions are purely statements of opinion and are not intended to constitute a representation to the prospective purchasers and no warranty of the correctness of such description is made. No opportunity of inspection is offered prior to the time of sale. No sale will be set aside on account of lack of correspondence of the article with its description or its reproduction, if any, whether colour or black & white. Some lots are of an age and/or nature which preclude their being in pristine condition and some catalogue descriptions make reference to damage and/or restoration. The lack of such a reference does not imply that a lot is free from defects nor does any reference to certain defects imply the absence of others. 4. Each lot sold is subject to a buyer’s premium of 20% of the successful bid price as part of the purchase price. 5. Unless exempted by law, the buyer is required to pay Harmonized Sales Tax on the total purchase price including the buyer’s premium. For international buyers, taxes are not applicable when purchases are shipped out of country. Items shipped out of Ontario, the buyer is required to

pay taxes as per the tax status of that province, whether it HST or GST (Goods and Services Tax). Purchasers are solely responsible for ensuring that they comply with all laws or regulations in relation to international shipping or the import of alcohol, including, but not limited to the payment of customs charges and duties. 6. The auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any lot from sale at any time, to divide any lot or to combine any two or more lots at his sole discretion, all without notice. 7. The auctioneer has the right to refuse any bid and to advance the bidding at his absolute discretion. The auctioneer reserves the right not to accept and not to reject any bid. Without limitation, any bid which is not commensurate with the value of the article offered, or which is merely a nominal or fractional advance over the previous bid, may not be recognized. 8. Each lot may be subject to an unpublished reserve which may be changed at any time by agreement between the auctioneer and the consignor. As previously agreed to as between the auctioneer and the consignor, the auctioneer may bid, or direct an employee to bid. In addition, the auctioneer may accept and submit absentee and telephone bids, to be executed by an employee of the auctioneer, pursuant to the instructions of prospective purchasers not in attendance at the sale. 9. The highest bidder accepted by the auctioneer for any lot shall be the buyer and such buyer shall forthwith assume full risk and responsibility for the lot and must comply with such other Conditions of Sale as may be applicable. If any dispute should arise between bidders the auctioneer shall have the absolute discretion to designate the buyer or, at his option, to withdraw any disputed lot from the sale, or to re-offer it at the same or a subsequent sale. The auctioneer’s decision in all cases shall be final.


10. The auctioneer will notify the successful buyer that they have won the bid. 11. The buyer shall pay for all lots within 48 hours from the date of the sale, after which a late charge of 2% per month on the total invoice may be incurred or the auctioneer, in his sole discretion, may cancel the sale. The buyer shall not become the owner of the lot until paid for in full. Items must be removed within 30 days from the date of sale, after which storage charges will be incurred at a rate of $4.00 per case per month. 12. Each lot purchased, unless the sale is cancelled as above, shall be held by the auctioneer at his premises or affiliated storage facility at the sole risk of the buyer until fully paid for and taken away. 13. Notwithstanding Section 3, if the buyer, prior to removal of a lot, makes arrangements satisfactory to the auctioneer for the inspection of such lot by a fully qualified person acceptable to the auctioneer to determine the genuineness or authenticity of the lot, to be carried out promptly following the sale of the lot, and if, but only if, within a period of 14 days following the sale a written opinion of such person is presented to the auctioneer to the effect that the lot is not genuine or authentic, accompanied by a written request by the buyer for rescission of the sale, then the sale of the lot will be rescinded and the sale price refunded to the buyer. 14. Payment for purchases must be by INTERAC direct debit (applicable to Canadian in-person clients only), certified cheque (not applicable to U.S. and international sales), travelers cheque, bank draft, electronic transfer (fee applies), and VISA or Mastercard (up to $25,000). 15. In the event of failure to pay for or remove articles within the time limit set out in Section 11, the auctioneer, without limitation of the rights of the consignor and the auctioneer against the buyer, may resell any of the articles affected, and in such case the original buyer shall be responsible to the auctioneer and the consignor for: a any deficiency in price between the re-sale amount and the amount to have been paid by the original buyer; b charges in relation to the storage of such articles in accordance with Section 11 until payment and removal by the subsequent buyer; and c the amount of commission which the auctioneer would have earned had payment been made in full by the original buyer.

16. It is the responsibility of the buyer to make all arrangements for insuring, packing and removing the Consigned Goods purchased and any assistance by the auctioneer or his servants, agents or contractors, in packing or removal shall be rendered as a courtesy and without any liability to them. 17. The auctioneer acts solely as agent for the consignor and makes no representation as to any attribute of, title to, or restriction affecting the articles consigned for sale. 18. The auctioneer reserves the right to refuse admission to the sale or to refuse to recognize any or all bids from any particular person or persons at any auction. 19. If you are a licensee licensed to sell liquor under the Liquor License Act and you purchase alcoholic beverages in an auction to resell pursuant to your license, you must provide Waddington’s with a copy of your license. 20. With respect to our collection of your personal information, you acknowledge the following: a The personal information required is collected on behalf of the LCBO under the authority of Sections 3(1)(b), (n) and (o) and 3(2)(f) of the Liquor Control Act, for the purposes of controlling the purchase and sale of liquor by auction in Ontario.; b The collection of your personal information will be collected in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act; c We may disclose information relating to the auction, including but not limited to your personal information, to the LCBO. d Consent to disclose your personal information to a third party for storage and certain fulfilment services, strictly limited to the minimum required to validate the pick up of purchased goods. Any questions in relation to the collection of your personal information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act should be forwarded to us and we will forward the question on your behalf to the Manager of Freedom of Information and Privacy at the LCBO.


CARING FOR FINE WINE COLLECTORS STORAGE

INVENTORY

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

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

CELLARMANAGER

®

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

www.irongatewine.com

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

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

Official Storage and Services Provider to the Waddingtons Fine Wine Auction.

EST. 2004

PRIVATE WINE MANAGEMENT Wine Collection Sales, Storage & Services


Fine Spirits Online Auction MAY 7 - 15, 2018


Waddington’s 275 King Street East, Second Floor Toronto, Ontario M5A 1K2

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Fine Wine Online Auction | May 7 - 15, 2018  

Fine Wine Online Auction | May 7 - 15, 2018