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Fine Wine Online Auction SEPTEMBER 9 — 17, 2019


Fine Wine Online Auction SEPTEMBER 9 — 17, 2019


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Lots 1-198 Fine Wine from an Excellent Collection

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CHÂTEAU KIRWAN 2005 (2) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU CERTAN DE MAY 2003 (3) Pomerol. u. 1 x bn. 3 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2005 (2) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU HOSANNA 2005 (2) Pomerol. 1 x scraped label

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

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 WS 96 WA 98

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

CHÂTEAU L'EGLISE-CLINET 1995 (3) Pomerol. 1 x scraped label, 2 x scuffed labels

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LE PETIT MOUTON DE MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2006 Pauillac. 2 x scraped labels.

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CHÂTEAU PALMER 2009 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé The 2009 Palmer is a blend of 52% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and a whopping 7% Petit Verdot that came in at close to 14% natural alcohol. An opaque blue/black color suggests a wine with thrilling levels of concentration and intensity, and That's exactly what a taster gets. Subtle smoke, incense and Asian spice (soy?) notes interwoven with graphite, blueberry, blackberry and cassis characteristics lead to a full-bodied, phenomenally concentrated, viscous, opulent wine with plenty of sweet tannin. This sensational Palmer reveals even more floral notes than vintages such as 2005 and 2000. It should drink well for 50 years. December 2011 Drink: 2012-2060 WA 97 CHÂTEAU PALMER 2010 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. bn. It offers stunning precision on the nose: incredibly fresh and vibrant with the same spine-tingling level of mineralité as the 2005. What they both share is a Pauillac-like graphite seam that runs from start to finish. Like the 2005, there is a beguiling symmetry here, more focused and linear than the sumptuous 2009, yet with sensational length that makes you wonder what on Earth it will taste like in another 10-15 years. I would keep this in your cellar for another decade at least and it may well merit a higher score down the line. Tasted May 2015. Drink: 2025-2060 WA 96+ CHÂTEAU PALMER 2011 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé The opaque blue/purple-colored 2011 Palmer reveals a stunning bouquet of licorice, truffles, camphor, spring flowers, black raspberries and black currants. One of the superstars of the vintage, this brilliant 2011 possesses superb concentration and purity, medium to full body, and remarkable length of close to a minute. April 2014 WA 96 CHÂTEAU PALMER 2012 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé scuffed label. Opaque purple, with a gorgeous nose of blueberry, blackberry fruit, licorice, incense and graphite, the wine has a multi-dimensional, skyscraper-like richness, stunningly wellintegrated acidity, tannin, wood, and alcohol, a finish of close to 45 seconds and a full-bodied mouthfeel. Anticipated maturity: 2022-2040+. The final blend was 48% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot. April 2015 WA 96 4 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU L'EGLISE-CLINET 2000 (3) Pomerol. 2 x scraped labels

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CHÂTEAU L'EGLISE-CLINET 2004 (3) Pomerol. 1 x stained label, 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU LA TOUR HAUT-BRION 2000 (3) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé 1 x scraped label CHÂTEAU PAPE CLÉMENT 2001 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label A brilliant dense purple color is accompanied by an extraordinary perfume of camphor, graphite, plums, cassis, and barbecue spices. A prodigious, multilayered, medium-bodied effort with exceptional concentration, a fabulous texture, and a 50-second finish, this brilliant achievement is one of the vintage’s monumental wines. Anticipated maturity: 2008 -2020+. P.S. Yields were a mere 28 hectoliters per hectare, which no doubt explains the wine’s stunning concentration. June 2001 WA 95 CHÂTEAU PAPE CLÉMENT 2004 (2) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label CHÂTEAU PAPE CLÉMENT 2005 (2) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped label A blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, Pape Clement’s 2005 has an opaque purple color and smoky barbecue and chocolaty notes intermixed with cassis and blackberries. There is also some underlying minerality in this full-bodied, superconcentrated wine, which has wonderfully sweet, well-integrated tannins. This majestic, multidimensional wines is one of the great, great wines of the vintage. It should drink well for at least another 25 years. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2040 WS 96 WA 99 8 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

The Château l'Eglise-Clinet 2004 was served from magnum ex-cellar. It has a very fragrant bouquet with wonderful purity and delineation: dark cherries, blueberry, a touch of orange sorbet and violets. There is real sophistication here, especially in context of the vintage, one of the few 2004s that possesses a bouquet that locks you in. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, superb acidity, perhaps "classic" in style for want of a be#er expression, but very long with that spicy kick of black pepper and tobacco on the finish. This is just beginning to drink now, though personally I would afford it another two or three years, just to make sure. Tasted March 2015. Drink Date: 2015-2030 WA 94 6 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400


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CHÂTEAU L'EGLISE-CLINET 2005 (2) Pomerol. 2 x scuffed labels. 1 x wrinkled label

CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 2005 (1) Pomerol. scuffed label

The Château l'Eglise-Clinet 2005 was served from bo"le and from magnum (both ex-cellar). It has a magnificent nose with bewitching delineation: darker fruit than either the 2003 or 2004, blackberry, raspberry, hints of black tea and black truffle. The palate is medium-bodied with brilliant focus, still quite backward as so many grandees of this vintage remain, albeit beginning to so$en towards the licorice-tinged finish. This is a benchmark for both Denis Durantou and this Pomerol estate, although I can see it testing wine-lovers' patience. Tasted March 2015. Drink 2020-2050 WS 98 WA 99

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

CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2005 Pomerol. 1 x scuffed & scraped label. 2 x wrinkled & scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU L'EVANGILE 2005 (2) Pomerol. 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 WS 100 WA 96 CHÂTEAU LA CLÉMENCE 2001 (3) Pomerol. 1 x scraped label 7 bts.

per lot $1,700 - $1,900

CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 2006 (3) Pomerol. 3 x scuffed labels CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 2009 (1) Pomerol. The medium to deep garnet colored 2009 La Conseillante strides confidently out of the glass with very classy Black Forest cake, blueberry compote and kirsch scents plus suggestions of violets, liquid licorice, cardamom and bay leaves with a touch of eucalyptus. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is elegantly fruited with a firm, grainy frame and oodles of freshness, finishing long and minerally. May 2019 Drink: 2020-2048 WA 96 CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 2010 (2) Pomerol. 2 x scuffed labels A brilliant effort from this property, known for the sheer elegance and finesse of its wines, the 2010 La Conseillante offers back-to-back monumental efforts, particularly given the remarkable 2009. This estate has been on a hot streak of late. The 2010 is a slightly bigger, richer wine, but without losing its floral, elegant mulberry, black raspberry and sweet kirsch notes. Combine those with some licorice, subtle new oak and a hint of forest floor, and the result is a medium to full-bodied, rich, complex wine that has striking aromatics and perfect balance in the mouth. Forget it for 3-5 years and drink it over the following 30. February 2013 Drink: 2016-2046 WA 96 7 bts.

per lot $1,600 - $1,800

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WA 92 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

11 CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2006 Pomerol. 2 x scuffed labels. 3 x scraped labels WA 93 4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

12 CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2012 Pomerol. 2 x scraped labels. 1 x scuffed label WS 94 WA 96 JS 94 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

13 CHÂTEAU LAFLEUR 2004 Pomerol. 1 x scuffed label. I absolutely adored the Château Lafleur 2004 when I first tasted it from barrel. Now with a decade on the clock, it is beginning to truly fulfil its promise as one of the wines of that vintage. It has a deep garnet hue. The nose demonstrates a sense of energy married with outstanding delineation: blackberry, blueberry and freshly shaved black truffle. The palate is extremely focused and tense, the acidity perfectly judged, and though the growing season perhaps curtails the sustain on the finish, there is coolness and a nonchalance here that is captivating. There remains some adolescent broodiness here, but give it another 3-4 years and you will have a great Pomerol and a great Lafleur on your hands. Tasted February 2015. June 2016 Drink: 2017-2035 WA 95

WA 93+ CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2003 (2) Pomerol. 1 x scraped label. 1 x scuffed label CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2004 (3) Pomerol. 3 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label 6 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500

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


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CHÂTEAU LAFLEUR 2010 Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU NENIN 2000 (2) Pomerol. 2 x scraped labels. 1 x scuffed label

CLOS L'ÉGLISE 2005 (2) Pomerol.

Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2010 Lafleur put in an absolutely no holds barred astonishing performance. Lafleur is wont to improve in bo!le and this is certainly the case apropos the 2010. It has a boisterous ripe blackberry, cranberry, sous-bois and graphite-scented bouquet that is an absolute beauty. Power mixed with quite brilliant precision, you almost want to laugh at its sheer audacity. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin; there is immense depth and wonderful cohesion. Mineral-drenched black fruit, a slightly chalky texture and outstanding energy and tension on the finish - this is a magnificent Pomerol from the Guinaudeau family. Tasted December 2016. 950 cases produced. WA 99 JS 100 1 bt.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

15 CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2011 (3) Pomerol. WS 93 JS 93 CHÂTEAU LAFLEUR 2011 (1) Pomerol. This tiny jewel of a property has produced a beautifully rich 2011 Lafleur from a blend of 53% Cabernet Franc and 47% Merlot. The Merlot was picked between August 31 and September 12, and the Cabernet Franc between September 22-23. The 2011 reveals a floralscented bouquet with notions of kirsch, licorice and black raspberries. It is medium to fullbodied with terrific fruit purity, good minerality and slightly more acidity and freshness than are found in such ripe vintages as 2009 and 2010. At present, the Guinandeau family, the owners, are using between 50-60% new oak in an a!empt to emphasize their great terroir and the extraordinary fruit quality they achieve from both the old vine Cabernet Franc and Merlot. This cuvee possesses some serious tannin and will undoubtedly need 5-6 years of cellaring a"er its release, but it should be one of the longer-lived wines of the vintage, lasting 25+ years. April 2012 WA (92-94) CHÂTEAU LATOUR À POMEROL 1998 (2) Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 2000 (1) Pomerol. wrinkled label Tasted at the Trotanoy vertical in Hong Kong, the 2000 Trotanoy seems to be improving with age. It has an outstanding bouquet with far more fruit intensity than I anticipated: mulberry, blackberry, briary, broom and white pepper all mingling together with superb delineation. The palate displays exquisite balance, fresh and focused with a clean and precise finish that is only just beginning to show what it can do. Like so many millennial Bordeaux it has matured at its own pace, however, on this showing it seems determined to reward those with the greatest patience. Tasted November 2016. Drink: 2020-2045 WA 95 VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 2000 (1) Pomerol. A gorgeous wine of grace, elegance, and power, this youthful 2000 will benefit from another five years of cellaring. It appears to have 25 more years of life ahead of it. A deep ruby/purple color is just beginning to lighten at the edges. The bouquet offers up scents of cedar wood, melted licorice, black currants, blackberries, caramel, and mocha. Medium to full-bodied, elegant, and pure with low acidity as well as formidable tannins in the long finish, the 2000 should rival vintages such as 2005, 2006, and 2009. June 2010 WA 95 4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

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The talented and charming Sylvie Garcin runs this tiny property of 15 acres, planted with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The wine is aged in 100% new oak. The 2005 is dense ruby/purple, with notes of smoky barbecue, crushed blackcurrants and jammy cherries, with some licorice and earth in the background (truffle?). This full-bodied, multi-dimensional, full-thro!le and concentrated Pomerol is top class. This is a great example of the vintage and of this beautiful terroir not far from Pomerol’s church. Approachable now, it will even improve for another 5-10 years and drink well for at least two more decades. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2045 WA 96 VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 2006 (1) Pomerol. scuffed label Tasted blind at Farr Vintners' horizontal, the 2006 Vieux Château Certan remains an outstanding proposition. It has an airy red cherry and raspberry bouquet, a hint of bergamot tea in the background, succinctly defined, even if the fruit needs some encouragement from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. The acidity is well judged, harmonious in the mouth, quite smooth with hints of truffle oil and white pepper towards the composed, quite sensual finish. Give this a couple of more years in bo!le and then it should drink well for at least a couple of decades. Tasted April 2016. Drink: 2018-2045 WA 96 VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 2007 (1) Pomerol. VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 2009 (1) Pomerol. The 2009's nearly 14% natural alcohol, exquisite ripeness, and incredible complex bouquet of Asian spices, fruitcake, licorice, smoke, blackberries and black currants are to die for. A blend of 84% Merlot and the rest equal parts Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, it possesses a viscous texture as well as a freshness and vibrancy that are remarkable given the wine’s weight, richness and potential massiveness. This extraordinary effort is one of the finest Vieux Chateau Certans made over the last sixty years. It will undoubtedly shut down in bo!le, requiring a decade or more of cellaring. It should keep for 50 years therea"er. Proprietor Thienpont thinks it is a modern day version of the 1948. December 2011 Drink: 2022-2072 WA 99

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CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1995 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 1 x wrinkled label. 2 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU AUSONE 2003 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé scuffed label

CHÂTEAU PALMER 1966 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. hs. wrinkled and soiled label.

WA 92+

Amazing! The limestone soils of Ausone appear to have been the perfect foil for resisting the extreme heat and drought of June, July and August, 2003. This black/purple-colored effort boasts a glorious nose of violets, truffles, lead pencil shavings, blueberry and blackberry liqueur. Full-bodied with staggering concentration, a voluptuous texture, low acidity and well-integrated, melted tannins, this deep, multidimensional, profound Bordeaux is beginning to drink exceptionally well. It should continue to do so for another two decades or more. August 2014 Drink: 2014-2034 WA 100

Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 1966 Château Palmer has long been considered one of the finest wines of that vintage. Perhaps over-shadowed by the 1961, it remains a marvellous Margaux that continues to give pleasure. I tasted three different bo"les of the 1966, two bo"les side by side at the vertical tasting in London, though I have chosen a bo"le subsequently tasted in Bordeaux the following March since this was served blind. The nose is wonderful: dusky black fruit, cedar, autumn woodland scents, perhaps more Saint Julien-like than the 1961, which is unequivocally "Margaux." The palate is medium-bodied with sufficient fruit, very fine tannins and perfectly judged acidity. It is a different character to the 1961. It does not have the same flair and profundity, but it is what you would describe as "proper Claret" - a li"le austere and conservative, but harmonious, fresh and amazingly long; and I noticed a nuanced ferrous element on the a#ertaste. It has always been an outstanding Palmer that deserves respect and great bo"les continue to shine. Tasted March 2016. Drink; 2016-2030 WA 96

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. WA 94 3 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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

CHÂTEAU AUSONE 2005 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé scuffed label The 2005 Ausone is a perfect wine of the vintage. It displays crushed rock, spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a full-bodied mouthfeel, stunning purity and richness, and perfect harmony among all of its component parts (acidity, tannin, wood, alcohol and extract). Still youthful, but oh, so promising, this wine should be set aside for another decade and drunk over the following 50-75 years. WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,400

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CHÂTEAU PALMER 1970 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. ts. scuffed label. CHÂTEAU PALMER 1995 (2) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels. 4 bts. per lot $1,600 - $1,800

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CHÂTEAU AUSONE 2006 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé scuffed label

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CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2005 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU AUSONE 2005 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label

Truly great stuff, this wine performed at a three-digit level both in the horizontal tasting of 2005s in Baltimore, as well as in Montreal at this mini-vertical. This sensational, opaque, bluish/purple wine offers up notes of vanillin, spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, plus a touch of licorice. The wine hits the palate with a thunderous cascade of ripe, rich, concentrated fruit. It is full-bodied, multidimensional and layered. The tannins are beautifully integrated but still present, and the wood, acidity, alcohol, etc., are all beautifully assimilated in this magnificent, majestic vintage of Angelus. It can be drunk now, but it is still an adolescent and that suggests it has at least another 25-35 years of longevity. August 2015 WA 100 1 mag.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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The 2005 Ausone is a perfect wine of the vintage. It displays crushed rock, spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a full-bodied mouthfeel, stunning purity and richness, and perfect harmony among all of its component parts (acidity, tannin, wood, alcohol and extract). Still youthful, but oh, so promising, this wine should be set aside for another decade and drunk over the following 50-75 years. WA 100 CHÂTEAU AUSONE 2009 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label Drink: 2014-2054 WA 95 2 bts.

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

CHÂTEAU AUSONE 2007 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label WA 92 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 2003 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A scuffed & stained label

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 2008 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A scuffed label

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

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 2006 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A

The 2008 Cheval Blanc (55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc) is a winner from this underrated, classic vintage. Notes of forest floor, Asian plum sauce, black currants, sweet cherries and spice are followed by a medium to full-bodied wine with deep fruit, admirable purity, and a long, textured finish. May 2011 WA 93

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Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London.The 2006 Château Cheval Blanc is a blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc. It has the most floral bouquet of the four Serié A Grand Cru Classé: an explosion of crushed violets and potpourri, hints of leather and cigar box, the Cabernet Franc clearly lending this complexity and character. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. It feels wonderfully structured and comes with an insistent grip that coats the mouth. This is backward and almost surly, but you have to stand back and admire the precision and arching structure on the mineralrich finish. Top-dog Saint Emilion? That's for sure. Tasted January 2016. Drink: 2019-2040 WA 97 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 2009 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Cheval Blanc offers up profound notions of baked blueberries, blackberry compote and crème de cassis with suggestions of chocolate mint, new leather and cloves plus a wa" of candied violets. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is an exercise in elegance with very classy, super fine-grained tannins, beautiful freshness and layer upon layer of mineral-laced blue and black fruits, finishing long and perfumed. March 2019 Drink: 2020-2057 WA 100

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The 2005 from Cheval Blanc is a quintessentially elegant, beautiful, deep bluish/ruby-colored wine from St.-Emilion, with raspberry, blueberry, and floral notes, impressive density, great precision, freshness and purity. Full-bodied, but extremely light on its feet, I don’t mean to gush, but it is superintense, rich and just so meticulously cra"ed! This is another fabulous wine and a perfect expression for this vintage. It is difficult to forget the gorgeous blueberry and raspberry fruit, full body, sweet tannin, a multi-layered texture, and purity and palate presence of this stunning wine. Drink it over the next 20 years. P.S. In 2005, this was 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Merlot. Drink: 2015-2035 June 2015 WA 100 2 bts.

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2001 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels A great showing for this wine in the minivertical, the 2001 Pavie has a slight lightening at the edge of its dark garnet/plum/purple color and a big, sweet kiss of cedar wood, incense, licorice, blackberry and lead pencil shavings. The wine is dense, very rich, multilayered and finishes with at least a 40- to 45-second a"ertaste. This wine seems to be close to full maturity, but should hold there for easily another 15-20 years. It’s a sleeper of the vintage. August 2015. Drink: 2015-2035 WS 95 WA 96 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2003 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels. 1 x scuffed & wrinkled label The wine has a stunning nose of roasted herbs, grilled meats, charcoal, blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, with some oak still present. Dense, full-bodied and very succulent and lush, this wine seems to be in late adolescence, ready to enter a relatively mature stage. There is always a suspicion because of the extreme heat in July and August that these wines will crack up very quickly, and certainly that will always be a worry, but this one looks set for at least another 10-15 years of drinkability. August 2015 WA 96 CHÂTEAU PAVIE DECESSE 2003 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scraped label This amazing wine has turned out to be a modern-day classic. Like its bigger sister, Pavie, it has dropped some of its baby fat and exoticism, but remains a dense ruby/purple color with notes of mocha, mulberries and black cherry jam bu$ressed by serious, ripe tannin and decent acidity. Almost over-the-top in its youth, it has calmed down considerably, is well-delineated and pure with great balance as well as a full-bodied, vigorous, exuberant mouthfeel. One of the superstars of the vintage, the 2003 Pavie Decesse is capable of lasting another 10-15+ years. August 2014 WA 97 CHÂTEAU VALANDRAUD 2003 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label 7 bts.

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This blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 8% Petit Verdot boasts complex notes of menthol, black currants, plums, licorice, and a hint of cappuccino in its stunning aromatics. Dense, medium to full-bodied, with high levels of tannin in a big, full-bodied style. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2028. April 2005 WA 94

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

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CHÂTEAU PALMER 2003 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU PALMER 2004 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé scraped label. Displaying a rare combination of power and elegance, this dense purple-colored offering exhibits notes of blackberries, truffles, flowers, incense, and camphor. Long, classic, and medium to full-bodied with stunning texture and richness, this superb effort is a candidate for the finest Margaux of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2025+ June 2007 Drink: 2011-2025 WA 94 CHÂTEAU PALMER 2005 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé scraped label. 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 medium-bodied 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. Tasted May 2015. Drink: 2022-2050 WS 94 WA 98 CHÂTEAU PALMER 2006 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé The 2006 Château Palmer was wonderful out of barrel ten years ago and now in bo#le, it fulfills its promise with a stunning, precise bouquet of maraschino, iodine, cassis and tobacco scents that seem a few years younger than its Margaux peers. The palate is mediumbodied with fine tannin that cloak its sweet core of cassis and blackcurrant fruit. However, what is so striking is the fineness of the tannin and just how well that oak is subsumed into the fabric of the wine. Tasted January 2016. Drink: 2018-2040 WA 94 5 bts. per lot $1,600 - $1,800

CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2005 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé 2 x 1 x scuffed & scraped labels It has a captivating nose: blackberry and boysenberry fruit coming at you at full pelt; dried blood and bacon fat developing as secondary aromas just behind. There is fine delineation here - an underlying mineralité sure to surface with time. The palate is very intense and disarmingly youthful, almost ferrous on the entry with layers of ripe black fruit that segue into an earthy finish (with a curious light tang of Marmite on the a$ertaste!). It is a fabulous Calon Ségur, though the millennial wine might ultimately possess greater precision. We will see. Tasted March 2015. Drink: 2020-2050 WA 94 4 bts. per lot $600 - $800

38 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1996 (3) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 3 x scuffed labels Tasted at the château, the 1996 Cos d'Estournel was aged in 65% new oak (unlike the 1995 which was 100%) and is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot. It has a straight down the line, intense and focused, graphite and melted tar bouquet. It is almost Pauillac in style, no surprise given its proximity. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh acidity, finer tannin than the 1986 Cos d'Estournel tasted alongside, but sharing those same leitmotifs of black pepper and sea salt. I like the nonchalance of this Cos d'Estournel. At 20 years it is not an ostentatious wine, not determined to go out and impress, but its nuance, stylishness and classicism grow on you. Its virtues seem to register only a$er you swallow the wine and find yourself tempted back for more. Excellent. Tasted July 2016. WA 94 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2000 (3) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels WA 91 6 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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40 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2003 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé It offers an opaque ruby/purple hue as well as notes of incense, camphor, licorice, creme de cassis and graphite. Full-bodied, opulent, incredibly fresh and well-delineated, it can be consumed now and over the next decade. August 2014 Drink: now-2024 WS 93 WA 97 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2004 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels The 2004 Cos d'Estournel is a blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet in color with a touch of brick, the nose is still very youthful, sporting notions of plum preserves, blackcurrant cordial and Black Forest cake with hints of garrigue, wild sage, charcuterie, black olives and unsmoked cigars. The medium to full-bodied palate is generously fruited with bags of earthy and black fruit preserves layers, framed by chewy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long. November 2018 Drink: 2018-2033 WA 94 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2005 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé The 2005 Cos d'Estournel is blended of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet colored, it is still a li#le closed and youthfully shy. With coaxing, the nose is just beginning to offer glimpses at vivacious kirsch, red roses, violets, licorice and mocha scents over a crème de cassis, blackberry pie and chocolate-covered cherry core with wa$s of chargrill, mossy bark and truffles. Full-bodied, concentrated and wonderfully complex in the mouth, the palate is just beginning to reveal the true potential of this wine, with tightly wound layers of perfumed black fruits and earthy notions bound by a rock-solid frame of firm, grainy tannins and finishing with epic persistence. This still needs 5 -6 years, but I love how this beauty is shaping up!! November 2018 Drink: 2018-2045 WS 96 WA 98 5 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400


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

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A successful wine for the vintage, this blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 8% Petit Verdot boasts complex notes of menthol, black currants, plums, licorice, and a hint of cappuccino in its stunning aromatics. Dense, medium to full-bodied, with high levels of tannin in a big, full-bodied style (much in the spirit of such classic Bordeaux vintages as 1966, 1986, and 1996), this wine possesses superb purity and serious length, but should be purchased only by those with considerable patience and a good, cold cellar, since it will need plenty of time. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2028. April 2005 WA 94

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It is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 3.5% Cabernet Franc and .5% Petit Verdot picked between 23 September and 9 October. The bouquet is extremely detailed, displaying more red berry fruit compared to the 2010 Montrose that leans towards black. Graphite and cedar emerge with time, even an unusual floral scent that is uncommon with respect to this property, whilst all the time retaining fantastic focus and delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with a ferrous tincture on the entry. There are the first signs of secondary notes (dried leaves and bay leaf), but it is the tannic backbone and the precision that really defines this Montrose at the moment. Tasted June 2016. Drink: 2025-2065 WA 97 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 2000 (1 mag.) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label 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 WA 94 CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 2003 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels 4 bts. & 1 mag.

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CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2001 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 2 x stained labels. 5 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label WA 93 6 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

45 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2003 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels An incredibly fresh, lively 2003 (the pH is only 3.6 and the alcohol is 13.1%), this wine offers a dense ruby/purple color along with full body and a remarkable nose of black currants, kirsch, lead pencil shavings and vanilla. Opulent, full-bodied and close to full maturity, it is a seamless classic that will age for 15-20 more years. Kudos to the Delon family for such a brilliant achievement in a tricky vintage. August 2014 Drink: 2014-2034 WA 96 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2004 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label. 1 x raised label

CHÂTEAU PALMER 2003 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé scraped label. CHÂTEAU PALMER 2004 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé scraped label. This stunning wine is one of the vintage’s great successes. Administrator Thomas Duroux has fashioned a modern day version of Palmer’s brilliant 1966. Displaying a rare combination of power and elegance, this dense purple-colored offering exhibits notes of blackberries, truffles, flowers, incense, and camphor. Long, classic, and medium to full-bodied with stunning texture and richness, this superb effort is a candidate for the finest Margaux of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2025+ June 2007 Drink: 2011-2025 WA 94 CHÂTEAU PALMER 2005 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 2005 Château Palmer is a legend in the making. Apparently the vines received 57% less rain than average, yet the 2005 shrugs off any water deficiency and has nurtured a wondrously pixelated bouquet, whereby mineralité shines through the black cherry and blueberry fruit. Search deeper and you discover veins of graphite that impart a Pauillac-like allure. The palate is mediumbodied and intense, but it is not overwhelming, a Margaux that is galvanized with a firm backbone thereby ensuring this will age over the long term. The symmetry here is enthralling - a 2005 that is destined for greatness. The only question is whether it will surpass the 2009 or 2010 Palmer? It will be fun finding out. Tasted May 2015. Drink: 2022-2050 WS 94 WA 98

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

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This is a prodigious effort. A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Merlot and Cabernet Franc (only 37% of the crop qualified for Las Cases), this dense ruby/purple wine has a stunningly pure bouquet of dark fruit, wet rocks, graphite, and subtle background toast/vanillin. Full-bodied, masculine, and very deep and concentrated, this titanic effort is at least 8-10 years away from its plateau of maturity. The Delon family have produced another legend. Anticipated maturity: 2023-2050+ June 2015 WS 98 WA 97+ JS 99 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2006 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

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

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48 CHÂTEAU LANGOA BARTON 2000 (3) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2003 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé A spectacular success, the opaque plumcolored 2003 Leoville Barton is still on the young side of its plateau of maturity. It exhibits a striking bouquet of forest floor and black currants as well as a full-bodied, exuberant, youthful style, an opaque plum/ruby color, a lot of complexity, and striking depth and richness. This is a profound, stunning effort from Anthony Barton and his team. Bravo! It should continue to provide immense pleasure for 20 -30 years. August 2014 Drink: 2014-2044 WA 96 CLOS DU MARQUIS 2005 (3) Saint-Julien. 8 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

per lot $2,000 - $2,400

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

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

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

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53 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2004 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels. 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. WS 93 WA 95 2 bts.

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54 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2005 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scraped label. The palate is medium-bodied and beautifully balanced, to wit, a sophisticated Pauillac that priorities elegance and poise over intensity of fruit—in keeping with Lafite Rothschild's style. You come away with the sense that it will take its time and decline, giving away a great deal in its primacy, even if it is still more approachable than the 2005 Latour for example. Therefore, I would be inclined to set this aside for several more years. Tasted November 2014. WS 98 WA 96 2 bts.

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Red berry fruits intermingle with rose petals and sous-bois scents - very typical Lafite bouquet where less can be more. The palate is medium-bodied 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 WS 95 WA 95 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2007 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 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 WA 94 2 bts.

per lot $1,700 - $1,900

56 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2009 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scraped label. A tight, but potentially gorgeous nose of graphite, black currants, licorice and camphor is followed by a full-bodied wine revealing the classic elegance, purity and delineated style of Lafite. It is phenomenally concentrated with so!er tannins than the 2005, the 2003's voluptuous, broad, juicy personality, and low acidity. There are several vintages that I thought were a replay of their colossal 1959, most notably 1982 and 2003, but 2009 is also one to keep an eye on. It is still extremely youthful and seems slightly more backward than I would have guessed based on the barrel tastings, but it needs 10-15 years of bo"le age, and should last for 50+. December 2011 Drink: 2022-2072 WA 99+ CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2011 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label. 2 bts.

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Readers looking for a modern day version of Latour's magnificent 1962 or 1971 should check out the sensational 1999 Latour. It is a big, concentrated offering, exhibiting a dense ruby/purple color, and a classic nose of minerals, black currants, leather, and vanilla. The wine is long, ripe, and medium-bodied, with high levels of sweet tannin. This surprisingly full, concentrated 1999 should be drinkable in 5-6 years; it will last for three decades. April 2002 WA 94 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2000 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label. The 2000 Latour (a relatively abundant 14,000 cases compared to what they produced in 2009, 2008, or 2005) is “packed and stacked.” The extremely rich, black/purple color to the rim is followed by a wine with some subtle smoke, loads of minerals, a hint of vanilla, and plenty of creme de cassis as well as roasted meat and a slight scorched earth character. Broad, savory, and rich, the wine seems to be about 5 years away from full maturity and should drink well for at least 40-50 more years. A great effort, probably eclipsed only by 2003 and 2009. June 2010 Drink: 2010-2060 WA 98 2 bts.

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The 2001 Chateau Margaux continues to evolve in impressive fashion. The nose feels sensual, veering towards red rather than black fruit, with disarming purity and perhaps showing more floral/violet character than the 1999. Both display tremendous precision and delineation. The palate is medium-bodied, edgy and tensile with crisp acidity, so fresh and vital in the mouth. Tasted next to the 1996 Château Margaux, it is clear to see that the 2001 is several steps behind, yet the way it fans out with such confidence and brio on the finish assures that this has a prosperous future. Tasted May 2016. Drink: 2018-2045 WA 94 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2002 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label. Performing be"er from bo"le than at any time in cask (which of course is the objective of great winemaking, isn’t it?), this wine reveals a dense ruby/purple color in a style somewhat reminiscent of the 1988 but with more power, concentration, and volume. It has a beautifully elegant nose of black fruits intermixed with truffle, flower, and oak. The wine is medium to full-bodied, dense, with wonderful precision, freshness, and a long, full-bodied finish with impressive levels of concentration. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030. WS 92 WA 93 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2003 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2003 Margaux is fully mature on the nose. There is ample fruit here, well defined for the vintage with blackberry and cedar, this bo"le demonstrating a subtle fungal character that I have not discerned in previous bo"les. There are faint scents of rust iron piping that develop with further aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly dry tannin, offering more fruit than the 2003 Valandraud it was paired with: feisty black pepper and allspice finish with a decent a!ertaste. There might be be"er bo"les than this, even so, there is probably not another Margaux that touches this First Growth. I see no harm in broaching bo"les now and over the next ten years. Tasted December 2016. Drink: 2017-2027 WS 95 WA 93 3 bts. per lot $1,800 - $2,000


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

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

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

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

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

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65 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2002 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 2 x wrinkled labels. 1x stained label WA 93 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

66 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2003 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 2 x wrinkled labels. I love the nose of roses, mint, and currants. This is complex, full bodied, with loads of fruit. A powerful wine, with so much material. Fresh and juicy, but still massive. March 2011 jamessuckling.com JS 96 2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2005 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

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

There are layers and layers of black fruit intermingling with graphite and black pepper, and it wisely reins everything in on the finish that is more classic in style and in keeping with the vintage. If you are fortunate enough to have this wine in your cellar, even though those tannins are starting to be abraded by time, afford it another five or six years. Tasted August 2016. Drink Date: 2020-2050 WA 98 JS 99 2 bts.

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2010 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scraped label.

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2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

68 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2011 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label. WA 93 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2012 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label. Tasted blind at the 2012 Southwold tasting, the 2012 Château Margaux has a taut, linear, pencil lead-infused bouquet with pure blackberry and boysenberry scents, an undercurrent of tobacco that surfaces a"er five minutes in the glass. The palate is mediumbodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, a lifeaffirming sense of balance with well-integrated new oak towards the finish. I concur with Robert Parker that his has become more structured and masculine in bo$le, yet there is pedigree here from start to finish, a sense of effortlessness that is seductive. This is a topclass wine from the late Paul Pontallier and his team.” Tasted January 2016 WS 95 WA 96 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

69 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2004 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 1 x scraped label. WA 92 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

Tasted at the Mouton-Rothschild vertical in London, the 2012 Mouton-Rothschild clearly has the upper hand over the 2011, if not quite at the level of the 2009, 2010 and what I envisage will be the 2015. There is obviously greater fruit intensity here, as if the contrast has been dialed up a couple of notches. It is quite showy on the nose, preening in its infancy with pure black cherries, graphite and hints of cold slatelike scents, later that hint of seaweed I observed when tasted blind a few months earlier. The palate is beautifully balanced with great vim and vigor. This is a Mouton that will not be put down - vivacious, vivid and delineated with wonderful focus and crucially, impressive persistence on the finish. Do not underestimate this Mouton-Rothschild, because I can see an upswing as it matures in bo$le. Tasted April 2016. Drink: 2025-2050 WA 96 2 bts.

Blackberry and cold stone notes, bilberry and just a touch of graphite that was less noticeable than before. The palate remains weighty in the mouth, extraordinarily dense and yet still u$erly composed and beautifully focused, segueing towards an intense spicy finish. I noticed Philippe Dhalluim almost laughing at the quality of this 2009, such is its pedigree and yet will it eclipse the 2010 Mouton-Rothschild? Time will tell. Magnificent. Tasted May 2016. January 2017 Drink: 2022 -2060 WA 97

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

Tasted at the Mouton-Rothschild vertical in London, the 2010 Mouton-Rothschild is a modern-day benchmark for the First Growth and here, side-by-side with the 2009, it certainly has its nose in front. It is in possession of quite breathtaking delineation and precision, a crystalline bouquet with black fruit laced with minerals, potent pencil shaving notes, a touch of cold slate. It is totally entrancing. The palate has beguiling symmetry, but for me what really distinguishes this Mouton is its effortlessness. Like watching Usain Bolt in his prime sprinting to another world record, this wine is almost self-effacing in terms of its brilliance. Will Philippe Dhalluin ever be$er this MoutonRothschild? Keep it in the cellar for 15 years, if you know what's good for you. Tasted May 2016. Drink: 2015-2075 WA 99 2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1990 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé stained and scraped label

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2002 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels.

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2004 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé 2 x stained labels.

1990: In terms of the brilliant complexity and nobility of the aromatics, scorched earth, black currants, plums, charcoal, cedar, and spices, the 1990 offers an aromatic explosion that is unparalleled. It is always fascinating to taste this wine next to the 1989, which is a monumental effort, but much more backward and denser, without the aromatic complexity of the 1990. The 1990 put on weight a"er bo#ling, and is currently rich, full-bodied, opulent, even flamboyant by Haut Brion’s standards. It is an incredible expression of a noble terroir in a top vintage. While it has been fully mature for a number of years, it does not reveal any bricking at the edge, and I suspect it will stay at this level for another 10-15 years ... but why wait? It is irresistible now. June 2009 Drink: 2009-2024 WA 98 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1995 (2) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé 2 x stained and scraped labels It is fun to go back and forth between the 1995 and 1996, two superb vintages for Haut-Brion. The 1995 seems to have sweeter tannin and a bit more fat and seamlessness when compared to the more structured and muscular 1996. Certainly 1995 was a vintage that the brilliant administrator Jean Delmas handled flawlessly. The result is a deep ruby/purple-colored wine with a tight but promising nose of burning wood embers intermixed with vanilla, spice box, earth, mineral, sweet cherry, black currant, plum-like fruit, medium to full body, a high level of ripe but sweet tannin, and a finish that goes on for a good 40-45 seconds. This wine is just beginning to emerge from a very closed state where it was unyielding and backward. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2035. Last tasted, 11/02. WS 95 WA 96 3 bts. per lot $2,200 - $2,400

74 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2000 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé Tasted from an ex-château bo#le in Bordeaux, I was not surprised to find the 2000 Château Haut-Brion flirting with perfection. The nose is simply breathtaking - quintessential Haut-Brion with ebullient red berry fruit, roasted herbs, gravel, terraco#a tiles on a warm summer's day...it is simply wave a"er wave of intoxicating scents that could bring even the most stoic person to tears of joy. The palate displays heavenly balance, pitch-perfect acidity, perhaps spicier than previous bo#les that I have tasted, and what depth and dimension in this outstanding wine. That hint of graphite on the finish is a cheeky nod to Pauillac, as if to thumb its nose at the First Growths, because alongside Château Latour, almost by stealth, the Haut-Brion is one of the greatest Bordeaux in this millennial year. Tasted November 2014. Drink: 2020-2060 WA 99+ 1 bt.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

76 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2003 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels. Even be#er, and clearly the best wine made in the Haut-Brion stable in 2003 (the last vintage of the great Jean-Bernard Delmas as administrator), the 2003 Haut-Brion is a blend of 58% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cabernet Franc that hit 13% natural alcohol, which seemed high at the time, but given more recent vintages is modest. Dark ruby/plum in color, with no amber or orange at the edge, the wine exhibits an abundance of roasted herbs, hot rocks, black currants, plum, and balsamic notes. Quite rich, medium to fullbodied and more complete, with sweeter tannins than La Mission Haut-Brion, this fullbodied Haut-Brion has hit full maturity, where it should stay for at least a decade. Bravo! August 2014 WA 95 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

77 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2004 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels. It has been a few years since I last tasted the 2004 Haut-Brion. Now at 12 years of age, it retains its deep color. The bouquet is "pleasant" if not as complex as the 2004 Latour, yet it's possibly just biding its time as it gradually opens with black fruit, black olive, even a touch of mint that might dupe you into thinking Pauillac. The palate is medium-bodied and very harmonious, almost caressing thanks to the Merlot lending that velvety texture. The second half changes tack, the Cabernet nudging the Merlot off the stage and delivering a more structured, possibly foursquare finish that is linear and correct. It is an excellent wine for the vintage although it will always be overshadowed by the 2005 inter alia. Maybe more personality just needs to develop? Tasted September 2016. Drink: 2010-2040 WA 93 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

The 2004 Chateau Margaux has always been a promising wine and here, served blind against the First Growths, it finally proved that patience is necessary when it comes to such wines. It has an exquisite bouquet with brilliant delineation, scents of redcurrant, raspberry coulis, cold stone (almost flint-like) with pencillead and cedar lending it a Pauillac-like sense of aristocratic flair. The palate is extremely well balanced with a supple opening, nigh perfect acidity with a surprisingly citric undercurrent that lends so much freshness and tension. While it does not have the weight and power of say, 2000, 2005 or 2009, it cruises along with utmost harmony and you become smi#en by its charms - something that is perhaps in short supply among the First Growths in this vintage. This is excellent. Tasted September 2016 Drink: 2020-2050 WA 94 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

79 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2005 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé scraped label. The mineral-laced 2005 Haut Brion (56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc) is exquisite. With its elegance and finesse, it is not as powerful as La Mission, but the nobility and complexity of the aromatics, incredible fragrance (subtle smoke and blue, red, and black fruits) that persists in the glass, full-bodied mouthfeel (though very light and delicate on its feet), and incredible length characterize this great Haut-Brion. It is just starting to drink well, and should continue to do so for at least another three decades. It is a tour de force in winemaking, but only 9,000 cases were produced. June 2015. 2015-2045 WA 100 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2008 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé scraped label. This is profound! 2008 Haut-Brion: The extraordinary 2008 Haut-Brion is a candidate for -wine of the vintage.- Composed of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, it reveals more evolution and complexity in its large-scaled perfume. The dense purple color is followed by a sweet nose of creosote, asphalt, blueberries, black currants and jammy raspberries, sweet tannins, a savory, fleshy mouthfeel and a stunning finish. May 2011 WA 96 2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2005 Pomerol. 1 x scuffed label

The mineral-laced 2005 Haut Brion (56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc) is exquisite. With its elegance and finesse, it is not as powerful as La Mission, but the nobility and complexity of the aromatics, incredible fragrance (subtle smoke and blue, red, and black fruits) that persists in the glass, full-bodied mouthfeel (though very light and delicate on its feet), and incredible length characterize this great Haut-Brion. It is just starting to drink well, and should continue to do so for at least another three decades. It is a tour de force in winemaking, but only 9,000 cases were produced. June 2015. 2015-2045 WA 100 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2006 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé scraped label. Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château HautBrion has a more ostentatious bouquet than the comparatively reserved La Mission: quite feisty blackberry, briary, kirsch and red plum scents, hints of leather and sage tucked just underneath. This is a bouquet determined to make an impression! The palate is mediumbodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, a gentle build to a concentrated, earthy, truffletinged finish that lingers long in the mouth. This seems to have the upper-hand over the La Mission and probably has a longer future. A thoroughbred from Jean-Philippe Delmas and his team. Tasted January 2016. Drink: 2018 -2046 WA 96 2 bts.

per lot $1,600 - $1,800

81 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1998 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label. The 1998 La Mission Haut-Brion is deep garnetbrick colored with a pre#y perfume of potpourri, spice box, menthol, sandalwood, tobacco and new leather. The palate is medium-bodied and elegant with tons of fragrant layers, finishing with loads of mineral and tons of energy. Drink up to 2030. May 2018 WA 97 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2003 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé scuffed label. The 2003 La Mission Haut-Brion shows more creme de cassis, plenty of cedar wood, melted licorice and charcoal in a medium to full-bodied wine. It is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. Rustic tannins in the back knock down the ultimate pleasure, and the point score, ever so slightly, but there’s no doubting the complex, perfumey, noble aromatics this wine has managed to a#ain despite the staggering heat and drought in June, July and August. This has reached full maturity, but should hold nicely for another 7-10 years. WA 93 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2006 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2008 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé scuffed label. Like a lot of wines in this underrated vintage, the 2008 La Mission was one of the great bargains of recent vintages. Its healthy blue/purple color is followed by aromas of blueberries, black raspberries, licorice, truffles, underbrush and forest floor. The scorched earthy/smoky character of this estate’s terroir has not yet emerged. Medium to full-bodied and concentrated with good acidity, freshness and delineation, this is a big wine for the vintage, but also very classic in its balance of tannin, acidity and extract. It will benefit from another 5-7 years of cellaring and should keep for three decades. August 2012 WA 95 5 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,600

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

per lot $3,000 - $3,500

84 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2003 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. WS 98 WA 93 1 bt.

per lot $3,000 - $3,500

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

per lot $4,000 - $4,500

86 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2007 Pomerol. WA 93 1 bt.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000


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

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

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DOMAINE MÉO-CAMUZET CLOS VOUGEOT 2009 (2) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2010 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label.

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2005 (1 mag.) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé scuffed label.

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

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

2 bts.

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

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

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2002 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels.

DOMAINE TAUPENOT-MERME MAZOYÈRES-CHAMBERTIN 2002 (3) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2003 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

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

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

92 DOMAINE COMTE GEORGES DE VOGÜÉ MUSIGNY CUVÉE VIEILLES VIGNES 2010 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels The 2010 Musigny Vieilles Vignes is incredibly long and silky on the palate. Saline notes add urgency and vibrancy to the expressive red fruit in this beautifully woven, textured Musigny. Currently the Musigny appears to be revealing just a fraction of its potential. The sweet floral notes and super-refined red fruit that emerge over time are stunningly beautiful, though, and it is just a ma$er of time before the wine is fully formed. Today the 2010 is all about textural finesse, and there is no shortage of that in the glass. This is another stunningly beautiful wine from de Vogue. Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045. December 2011 Drink: 2025-2045 WA 94-97 2 bts.

7 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

90 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2000 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label. It is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot picked from 22 September to 7 October. I afforded it a couple of hours in the glass and it responded with plenty of pure ripe blackberry and raspberry fruit, hints of cold slate and even charcoal emerging with time. Tasted June 2016. Drink: 2023-2060 WA 94+ CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2001 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed & scraped labels WA 91 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2004 (2) Saint-Estèphe. Grand Cru Classé 2 x scuffed & scraped labels WA 92 6 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

93 J. CONFURON-COTETIDOT VOSNEROMANÉE LES SUCHOTS 2007 Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels 3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

94 CHÂTEAU DE LA MALTROYE CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET CLOS DU CHATEAU DE LA MALTROYE 2002 (2) Côte de Beaune. DOMAINE CHANSON BEAUNE BRESSANDES 2009 (6) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 1 x peeling label. 1 x scraped label DOMAINE DES CROIX BEAUNE LES BRESSANDES 2009 (3) Côte de Beaune. 3 x scuffed labels HOSPICES DE BEAUNE CORTON CUVÉE DOCTEUR PESTE 2009 (5) Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé 3 x scuffed labels

per lot $2,800 - $3,000 16 bts.

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M.CHAPOUTIER CROZES-ERMITAGE LES VARONNIERS 2005 (1) Rhône. u. 1 cm. scuffed label

Tasted at the La Romanée vertical at Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair. It has been over ten years since I tasted the debut 2002 La Romanée Grand Cru bo!led by Comte LigerBelair. It has certainly matured with style and in my opinion, has much more to offer than the 2003. It is precise on the nose with red cherries, candied orange peel and appealing floral aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and nicely judged acidity. I like the tension here, something that defines this vintage. A#er 13 years this marks a very refined debut that has the edge over the more "worked" Bouchard bo!ling. Tasted June 2015. Drink: 2015-2035 WA 94

M.CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE L'ERMITE 2005 (1) Rhône. scuffed label

The 2009 Chambertin is u!erly impeccable from start to finish. Layers of fruit fill out the wine’s broad-shouldered frame, leading to a voluptuous, seamless crescendo of aromas and flavors. The 2009 possesses tons of intensity and fabulous overall balance. What a great showing. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039. April 2012 WA 94 DOMAINE BRUNO CLAIR BONNES MARES 2009 (2) Côte de Nuits. 2 x scuffed labels The 2009 Bonnes Mares is a dense, powerful wine imbued with massive structure and dazzling finesse. This is one of the more imposing, inward wines of the vintage, and it will require serious patience. That notwithstanding, the wine’s balance and sense of harmony are impossible to miss. Clair’s Bonnes Mares is made from a portion of the vineyard on the Morey border, right next to Clos de Tart. The fruit was harvested on September 17, on the late side in 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2024-2039. May 2011 WA (95-97) DOMAINE BRUNO CLAIR CHAMBERTINCLOS DE BÈZE 2006 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label Smoky black tea, rose petals, dark berries, and licorice wa# seductively (and site-typically) from the glass of Clair 2006 Chambertin Clos De Beze. Seamlessly-rich and refined in tannins, this offers a gorgeous layering of flavors anchored in clean meatiness and suggestions of stoniness and crystalline minerality that carry no sense of austerity. While missing the remarkable dynamic of the Clos St.-Jacques, in its own way this supremely elegant, intriguinglynuanced, and memorably persistent Pinot is a model for the vintage and of its great site's potential year in, year out. WA 95

1 bt.

per lot $5,500 - $6,000

98 DOMAINE DU COMTE LIGER-BELAIR LA ROMANÉE 2002 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé wrinkled label WA 94 1 bt.

per lot $5,500 - $6,000

99 DOMAINE DU COMTE LIGER-BELAIR LA ROMANÉE 2005 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé WA 93 1 bt.

per lot $7,000 - $7,500

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

96 DOMAINE DES LAMBRAYS CLOS DES LAMBRAYS 2009 (2) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed & wrinkled label. 1 x scuffed & scraped label WA 93 SÉRAFIN PÈRE & FILS GEVREYCHAMBERTIN LES CORBEAUX 2009 (3) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label 5 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

100 E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA TURQUE 2000 Rhône. u. 1 x 1 cm. 3 x scuffed labels. 1 x wrinkled capsule WA 93 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

Lastly, from the very dome of the granite hill of Ermitage is the 2005 Ermitage l’Ermite. An extraordinarily powerful wine that probably needs 10-15 years in the bo!le (last year I thought 20 was probably conservative), this is a 100-year wine and probably best appreciated by our descendants rather than anyone currently over the age of 30. Dense purple to the rim, with notes of crushed rock, charcoal, roasted meats, and enormous quantities of blue and black fruits, this wine is almost painfully rich and thick, with mouthsearing levels of tannin and zesty acidity. Monumental! Anticipated maturity: 2020-2080. February 2008 WA 99+ M.CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE LE PAVILLON 2004 (2) Rhône. 2 x scuffed & scraped labels. 1 x stained label WA 92 M.CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE LE PAVILLON 2005 (1) Rhône. scraped & scuffed label My favorite of the 2005s from Chapoutier, the 2005 Ermitage Le Pavillon is a heavenly wine that comes from one of the greatest sites for Syrah in the world, the steep, granitedominated hillside of les Bessards. Ge!ing a bevy of expletives in my notes, this insanely good Hermitage offers classic notes of smoked meats, charcoal, liquid rock, burning embers, chocolate and cassis, as well as a thick, unctuous and massively concentrated style on the palate. Changing in the glass, with exotic aromatics, incredible purity and building, polished tannin, Syrah doesn’t get any be!er. Given the youthful profile here, I’m sure this will see its 50th birthday in fine form, but it still delivers plenty of pleasure today given its texture, purity and balance. March 2016 Drink: 2020-2055 WA 100 M.CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE LES GREFFIEUX 2005 (1) Rhône. scuffed & scraped label 6 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200


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WA 93 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE HOMMAGE À JACQUES PERRIN 2000 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 x 2 cm. 1 x scraped label. 2 x scuffed label The 2000 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin (60% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, 10% Counoise, and 10% Syrah) was singing! Open, upfront, sexy and seamless, with awesome notes of saddle leather, Provencal herbs, barnyard, spice and licorice-soaked black cherry and sweet cassis, it hit the palate with full-bodied richness, no hard edges, and an unctuous, heavenly texture. Reminding me of the 1990, yet perhaps just slightly less intense, this is a profound effort that will drink nicely for another two decades or more. February 2015 Drink: 2015-2040 WA 98 5 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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A big, ripe and voluptuous effort, the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Combe des Fous is thrilling stuff that's drinking beautifully. Incense, exotic pepper, cedar and spice are all supported by a ripe core of sweet kirsch and blackberry fruit. It's full-bodied, rich, textured and voluptuous on the palate. WA 97 CLOS SAINT-JEAN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE LA COMBE DES FOUS 2004 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 1 x scuffed label WA 94 DOMAINE DU PÉGAU CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE CUVÉE RÉSERVÉE 2004 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. One of the clear standouts in the vintage, the Feraud’s 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee (which includes a splash of Grenache Blanc in the blend) offers both stunning aromatic complexity paired with a voluptuous, supple and downright sexy profile on the palate. Loaded with classic Pegau spice, tobacco leaf, saddle leather, cured meats and lavender aromas and flavors, this beauty has no hard edges, full-bodied richness and weight, and a seamless finish that keeps you coming back to the glass. A wine that hasn’t shut down since bo"ling, it should continue to evolve gracefully for another decade at least. This is one of those wines you don’t want to miss. February 2014 Drink: 2014-2024 WA 95 LE VIEUX DONJON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2005 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. scuffed label WA 93 LE VIEUX DONJON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2007 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 2 x scuffed labels Up there with the 2010 in terms of quality, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape dishes out loads of plum, lavender, ground pepper and licorice in its full-bodied, ripe and layered profile. Possessing a rock-star texture, no hard edges and beautiful concentration, it’s drinking nicely now, and should continue to evolve gracefully for another decade. August 2014. Drink: 2014 -2024 WS 94 WA 96 11 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400


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Another wine that's drinking beautifully today is the 2000 Cote Rotie la Landonne. An upfront, perfumed, complex and ready-to-drink beauty, it offers sexy notes of smoked meats, olive, game, truffle and graphite. These give way to a full-bodied, elegant Cote Rotie that has no hard edges, a so$, forward feel and a great finish. It doesn't have the sheer weight of density of a top year, but excels on its drinkability. It's a beautiful wine. Seotember 2015 Drink: 2015-2025 WA 95

Starting to show signs of maturity, the 2001 Cote Rotie la Landonne offers a complex, nuanced bouquet of spice, hints of oak, smoked meats and sweet dark fruit. This is followed by a full-bodied, classically styled Cote Rotie that has beautiful mid-palate density, solid acidity and a great finish. This is a classic version of the cuvee that will be in its prime for another decade, and evolve gracefully a$er that. September 2015 WA 95

A gorgeous Cote Rotie that does everything right, Jamet’s 2003 Cote Rotie, which was harvested very late for the vintage, offers complex kirsch, framboise, incense, liquid flowers and spiced meat-qualities to go with a full-bodied, layered and seamless profile on the palate. Still youthful and lively, with fabulous density and concentration, this beauty can be enjoyed anytime over the coming 10-15 years. April 2014 WA 94 LES CAILLOUX (LUCIEN ET ANDRÉ BRUNEL) CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE CENTENAIRE 2005 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 1 x scraped label RENE ROSTAING CÔTE-RÔTIE LA LANDONNE 2001 (1) Rhône. scuffed label 5 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

107 HENRI BONNEAU CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE RÉSERVE DES CÉLESTINS 2006 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 1 x scuffed label The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Celestins, which should be bo"led in 2012, had its best showing yet. Notes of soy, beef blood, kirsch, garrigue, licorice and tapenade make this a classic, expansive, full-bodied Chateauneuf du Pape that should turn out to be a great sleeper from this cellar. It could be similar to Bonneau’s 1986, which was probably the wine of the vintage in Chateauneuf du Pape. It should drink well for 25-30+ years. October 2011 WA 94-96 3 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA LANDONNE 2008 (2) Rhône. 2 x scuffed labels The most successful of the three Cote Roties in 2008, the 2008 Cote Rotie la Landonne is a candidate for the wine of the vintage. Cigar tobacco, pepper, cured meats and abundant dark fruits all give way to a full-bodied, balanced, impressively concentrated wine that has integrated acidity, plenty of fruit and solid ripeness to its tannin. Opting to use 100% stems during the fermentation, the Guigals questioned whether the '08 should see the standard 4 years in barrel, but a$er continually tasting the wine (this father/son team tastes more frequently - and quickly - than just about any vignerons I know), they opted to keep it in barrel for the full duration. It's absorbed every trace of it's oak elevage and is drinking nicely today. September 2015 Drink: 2015-2028 WA 94 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA MOULINE 2001 (1) Rhône. scuffed label A textbook example of the cuvee that possesses a classy, focused, and tight profile, the 2001 Cote Rotie La Mouline gives up plenty of vibrant berry fruits, pepper, herbed crusted game and bacon fat to go with a medium to full-bodied, juicy, fresh and pure profile on the palate. The amount of acid here gives me a slight pause, yet it has solid mid-palate depth, beautiful polished its tannin, and no shortage of length on the finish. Give it 2 to 3 years and drink it over the following decade or more. August 2014 WA 95+ E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA TURQUE 2001 (1) Rhône. scuffed label Meaty and rich, with notes of Asian spices, espresso roast, creosote, blackberries, and cherries, the 2001 Cote Rotie La Turque is an earthy, powerful, tannic effort with a long, heady, rich finish, and crisper acids than the 2000. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring, and consume it over the following 20-25 years. December 2004 WA 95-97 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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Showing similar to a bo$le last year, the 2003 Hermitage les Bessards is a big, full-bore, pedal-to-the-metal Hermitage that's loaded with currants, smoked meats, roasted herbs, beef blood and chocolate. Decadent, voluptuous and full-bodied with sweet tannin, it has beautiful purity of fruit and a terrific finish. it's an incredible wine that can be enjoyed anytime over the coming two decades. September 2015 WA 97

The 2003 Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape has gone from strength to strength and now looks to be the finest vintage since the monumental 1995. Deep ruby to the rim with that classic Rayas nose of flowers, kirsch liqueur, black raspberries, crushed rocks, and minerals, the wine is dense and concentrated, with a broad, savory mouthfeel, sweet yet silky tannin, fabulous persistence, and a blockbuster finish that just goes on and on. This is a reassuringly profound Rayas that seems to suggest that Emmanuel Reynaud has finally figured out this cold-climate terroir in a warm climate appellation. This wine should be given 3-4 years of bo$le age, and drunk over the following 20+ years. February 2006 WA 95

WA 93 E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA MOULINE 2002 (1) Rhône. scuffed label E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA TURQUE 2002 (1) Rhône. scuffed label The 2002 Cote Rotie La Turque, which includes 7% Viognier, reveals a deeper ruby/purple color along with a sweet bouquet of graphite, acacia flowers, black currants, and notions of meat and truffle. Fruity, so#, round, and substantial, it can be drunk over the next 10-12 years. February 2006 WA 91-93 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

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DELAS FRÈRES HERMITAGE LES BESSARDS 2004 (1) Rhône. scuffed label WA 93 DELAS FRÈRES HERMITAGE LES BESSARDS 2005 (1) Rhône. scuffed label A wine that needs to be le# alone for another 4 -5 years is the 2005 Hermitage Les Bessards. As with the Cote Rotie La Landonne, I tasted this earlier in the year and it showed similar this go around as well. Massive, tannic, concentrated and backwards, with tons of graphite, crushed rock and smoked meats, it has full-bodied richness, massive tannin and a big finish. I worry a smidge about the overall tannin level/balance here, but I’m still convinced that this wine’s best days lie ahead. March 2016 Drink: 2019-2045 WA 95+ 4 bts. per lot $400 - $600

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DOMAINE DE COURCEL POMMARD GRAND CLOS DES ÉPENOTS 2008 (6) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé u. 2 x 1 cm. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped label DOMAINE DE LA JANASSE CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE VIEILLES VIGNES 2005 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 1 x scuffed label DOMAINE JACQUES PRIEUR CORTONBRESSANDES 2003 (3) Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé 3 x scraped labels 11 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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118 AZELIA BAROLO SAN ROCCO 2001 (4) Piedmonte. 1 x scuffed label BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO FALLETTO DI SERRALUNGA D`ALBA 2001 (3) Piedmonte. 2 x scraped labels The 2001 Barolo Falle$o impresses for its layered, silky personality. Sweet roses, tar, licorice and menthol are all woven together in this deceptively medium-bodied Barolo. There is plenty of muscle to back things up. Today the Falle$o is quite a bit more delicate than it has been in the past. April 2012 Bo$le #'s 11368. 11372.11489 WA 94 7 bts.

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The 2010 Barolo Bricco Boschis is the flagship wine from this historic estate in Castiglione Falle"o. The personality here is dark and brooding with savory aromas of cured meat and smoked bacon in a leading role. The intensity is bright and vibrant and the longer you contemplate the wine, the more it offers. Following a few swirls of the glass, you encounter sweet cherry, white almond skin, licorice and pressed rose. Still young, the wine shows enormous complexity. Its balanced structure and acidity would pair next to succulent lamb chops or any number of sophisticated meat recipes. Drink: 2016-2026. June 2014 WA 96

The 2003 Barolo Le Rocche del Falle"o is a fascinating wine. It is classic Giacosa, with a lovely core of sweet roses, raspberries, licorice and menthol that is currently hiding under an imposing wall of tannins. It is also a wine of contrasts, at times open and accessible, at others brooding and shut down. As it sits in the glass the fruit gradually emerges to fill out the wine’s structure. It had only improved when I retasted it several days a#er first opening the bo"le. That said, it will require further cellaring to so#en the tannins, as the wine has shut down considerably since bo"ling. Made from the heart of the Falle"o vineyard, it clearly benefits from the age of the vines in these selected plots. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2023. October 2007 Bo"le #'s 7801 & 7906 WA 94

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CONTERNO FANTINO BAROLO SORÌ GINESTRA 2004 (2) Piedmonte. 1 x scraped label

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VIETTI BAROLO ROCCHE 2009 (2) Piedmonte. 2 x scuffed & wrinkled labels The 2009 Barolo Rocche is a solid, unwavering expression that brings the intensity meter even higher. Sweet red fruit, licorice, leather and moist pipe tobacco are some of the many layers that peel back from the bouquet. The balance, structure and persistence of the wine are all superb. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2036. June 2013 WA 96 5 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

120 BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO LE ROCCHE DEL FALLETTO DI SERRALUNGA D’ALBA RISERVA 2000 Piedmonte. 3 x scuffed labels The 2000 Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falle"o is like silk on the palate. Sweet, ripe tannins frame an exquisite core of fruit. The 2000 is remarkably elegant, sensual and polished but it doesn’t quite provide the visceral thrill of the most monumental vintages. Still, this is a very strong showing from a wine that has frankly never moved me emotionally. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2020. May 2011 Bo"le #'s 8559. 8513 .8529 WA 96 3 bts. per lot $1,800 - $2,000

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 WA 96 PODERI ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO RISERVA GRANBUSSIA 2001 (2) Piedmonte. 2 x scuffed labels 6 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

122 ELIO ALTARE BAROLO 2007 (4) Piedmonte. 3 x scuffed labels GAJA LANGHE DARMAGI 1999 (2) Piedmonte. 1 x scuffed label GIUSEPPE E FIGLIO MASCARELLO BAROLO MONPRIVATO 2000 (3) Piedmonte. Mauro Mascarello’s 2000 Barolo Monprivato is a pre"y wine laced with red berries, rose petals and licorice. Sweet spice notes appear as the wine shows off its gorgeous inner perfume. The 2000 is a beautifully open, expressive Monprivato yet it appears to have enough density to age well for another decade-plus. The wine is delicious in bo"le, but it is even be"er in magnum. Anticipated maturity: 2011 -2025. May 2011 WA 94 9 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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126 GAJA SPERSS 1998 (2) Piedmonte. 1 x scuffed label One of the things I have learned over the years is that you can count on Angelo Gaja to make a strong showing in just about any tasting. Yes, I know, Sperss is not Barolo (a small percentage of Barbera is added), but at its core the wine captures the essence of Serralunga and is as representative of these hillside vineyards as any Barolo. Dark tar, smoke, leather, spices, menthol and black cherries all make an appearance in this muscular, full-thro"le wine. While the vast majority of 1998 Barolos can be enjoyed today, the 1998 Sperss could use another few years in the cellar. It isn’t a crime to open a bo"le today, but this is one of the few 1998s that still has upside potential. Simply put, the 1998 Sperss is a jewel. March 2009 WA 95 GAJA SPERSS 1999 (2) Piedmonte. The 1999 Sperss, from Serralunga d’Alba, is logically more backward than the Conteisa, a blast of tar, licorice, and chocolate on the nose, opulent, dense, very firm and structured on the palate, mouthfilling and chewy in texture, and in need of time. October 2003 WA 94 GAJA SPERSS 2003 (2) Piedmonte. 2 x scuffed labels WA 93 6 bts. per lot $1,600 - $1,800


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FONTODI FLACCIANELLO DELLA PIEVE 2007 (3) Tuscany. 3 x scuffed labels WS 95 WA 95 FONTODI FLACCIANELLO DELLA PIEVE 2008 (3) Tuscany. Here's a vintage that came out of le" field and knocked me flat with delight. The 2008 Flaccianello della Pieve is just my kind of Sangiovese with a gorgeous level of silkiness and smoothness, all followed by tangy menthol freshness and balsam herb that give so much momentum to the vertical li" and drive of the bouquet. The wine's complexity is enhanced by drying mineral notes with barbecue smoke and mesquite. There is a slight hint of ripeness here that you taste in the sweetness of the tannins and the satiny nature of the finish. I love the balance between the wine's natural acidity and the so"er side of its fruit. This vintage is drinking beautifully at the moment. Don't miss this exciting window. June 2019 Drink: 2019 -2035 WA 96+ FONTODI FLACCIANELLO DELLA PIEVE 2012 (2) Tuscany. Whereas the 2011 vintage is overtly ripe, the 2012 Flaccianello della Pieve is slightly more evolved. Instead of sweet ripeness, you get savory ripeness with dried fruit, prune, black licorice, balsam herb, rosemary essence and scorched earth. The 2012 season produced fewer flowers, and yields in this vintage were naturally reduced as a result. Like 2011, however, this vintage saw an early harvest thanks to hot and dry conditions during the summer that increased the speed of ripening. This edition reveals more thickness and dense concentration as well, something you notice in the intensity of the mouthfeel and the firmness of the wine's tannic structure. June 2019 Drink: 2019-2033 WA 94+ 10 bts.

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132 TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO TOSCANA IGT 2004 Tuscany. 1 x scuffed label The stunning 2004 Masseto (100% Merlot) presents layers of sweet jammy dark fruit and mineral notes that burst forth from the glass with notable length, purity and delineation. It is a decidedly elegant and super-refined Masseto that continues to integrate its 100% new oak well, showing extraordinary class and fine, silkytextured tannins that caress the palate on the long finish. The 2004 will be hard to resist in its youth as it is incredibly delicious even now, yet it promises to develop gracefully to at least age 20. It is a phenomenal effort that is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2024 June 2007 WS 98 WA 97 2 bts.

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The stunning 2004 Masseto (100% Merlot) presents layers of sweet jammy dark fruit and mineral notes that burst forth from the glass with notable length, purity and delineation. It is a decidedly elegant and super-refined Masseto that continues to integrate its 100% new oak well, showing extraordinary class and fine, silkytextured tannins that caress the palate on the long finish. The 2004 will be hard to resist in its youth as it is incredibly delicious even now, yet it promises to develop gracefully to at least age 20. It is a phenomenal effort that is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2024 June 2007 WS 98 WA 97

The estate’s 2007 Masseto is fabulous. Loads of black cherry, blackberry and cassis are intermingled with minerals, violets and French oak. This is an especially sensual Masseto that impresses for its clarity, intensity and length. The wine’s pedigree is impossible to miss, in fact in one of my blind tastings it was immediately identifiable; the class and sheer personality of Masseto came through in spades. October 2010 Drink: 2017-2027 WA 96 JS 97

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TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO TOSCANA IGT 2006 (1) 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 WS 98 WA 100 2 bts.

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134 TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO TOSCANA IGT 2006 (1) 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 WS 98 WA 100 TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO TOSCANA IGT 2008 (1) Tuscany. scuffed label The 2008 Masseto is another huge wine. It boasts tons of energy in a tense, inward style I can only describe as implosive, as if the wine is holding back all of its energy. A deep core of black fruit, grilled herbs, licorice and new leather emerges from time to time, but the tannins are still imposing. There is no shortage of pedigree. I fully expect the 2008 to develop into one of the great Massetos. Needless to say, it will be interesting to taste the 2008 in vertical tastings in the future. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033. June 2012 WS 93 WA 97+ 2 bts.

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136 TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO TOSCANA IGT 2008 Tuscany. 1 x scraped, wrinkled & scuffed label The 2008 Masseto is another huge wine. It boasts tons of energy in a tense, inward style I can only describe as implosive, as if the wine is holding back all of its energy. A deep core of black fruit, grilled herbs, licorice and new leather emerges from time to time, but the tannins are still imposing. There is no shortage of pedigree. I fully expect the 2008 to develop into one of the great Massetos. Needless to say, it will be interesting to taste the 2008 in vertical tastings in the future. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033. June 2012 WS 93 WA 97+ 2 bts.

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137 TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA BOLGHERI SUPERIORE ORNELLAIA 2004 (4) Tuscany. This is a really balanced and beautiful year with chocolate, currant and walnut character. Medium body and fine and silky tannins. Shows autumnal and light mushroom undertones. Just moving into its maturity. A warm yet fresh vintage. November 2016 jamessuckling.com WS 97 JS 96 TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA BOLGHERI SUPERIORE ORNELLAIA 2012 (2) Tuscany. A tight and silky red with compacted fruit and tannin texture featuring blackcurrant, mushroom and bark undertones. Full body, firm tannins and a minerally finish. Excellent structure and mouthfeel. A cooler style of Ornellaia, bringing it back to the classicism of this celebrated region. Bordeaux blend. (jamesuckling.com) JS 97 6 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

The 2006 Ornellaia flows from the glass in a profound expression of ripe, dark fruit. With time in the glass layers of minerals, cassis, tar, sweet herbs and French oak emerge, adding further complexity. This harmonious Ornellaia combines the richness of the vintage with superb freshness and awesome balance. Today the wine’s sheer density almost manages to hide the tannins, but they are there, and the wine will ultimately benefit from a few years in the cellar. The 2006 Ornellaia is one of the highlights of this sensational Tuscan vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026. August 2009 WA 97 TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA BOLGHERI SUPERIORE ORNELLAIA 2007 (3) Tuscany. 1 x scuffed label WA 93 6 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

139 TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA BOLGHERI SUPERIORE ORNELLAIA 2009 Tuscany. The 2009 Ornellaia caresses the palate with layers of seamless, radiant fruit. Sweet red berries, mocha, flowers, new leather and spices are some of the many notes that are layered in this sumptuous, totally beautiful wine. The 2009 stands out for its silky tannins and phenomenal overall balance. This is one of those wines that will probably enjoy a long drinking window. There is li"le question the ability to blend grape varieties was a huge help in this vintage. In my opinion, that is the main reason Ornellaia is a slightly more complete wine than Masseto in 2009. In one of my blind tastings, the 2009 made a very eloquent case for itself as the wine of the vintage. The blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. In 2009 winemaker Axel Heinz used the highest percentage of Cabernet Franc ever in Ornellaia and gave the wine less time in oak, both with the goal of preserving as much freshness as possible. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029. June 2012 WA 97 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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142 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA SASSICAIA 2006 (OWC) Tuscany. The Tenuta San Guido 2006 Bolgheri Sassicaia is a timeless classic. This might just be the vintage to photograph in an encyclopedia entry for Sassicaia. This is especially true at this exact moment in its long and promising drinking window. The wine shows less volume compared to some of the more opulent vintages, but it absolutely excels in terms of length and finish. It offers amazing drive and momentum that are fueled by the extremely fine nature of the wine's texture and the seamless unity of its flavors. It treads in light and delicate footsteps that will carry it far into the future. As they say in Italian: "Piano piano si va lontano" (slowly slowly you go far). April 2017 Drink: 2017-2035 WA 96 6 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

143 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA SASSICAIA 2007 (1 mag., OWC) Tuscany. Here's a wine of power, determination and confidence—as far as first impressions go. The 2007 Bolgheri Sassicaia leaves li"le hidden behind the curtain. It presents a frank and straightforward array of bold fruit, spice, leather and tobacco-like aromas that emerge from the bouquet with energy and force. The aromas are complete and genuine. The palate, however, offers more space for interpretation and review. It is finessed and nuanced, thus requiring more time to fully comprehend and appreciate. Silky tannins are followed by fine textural smoothness and a long finish. The outgoing nature of the aromas make for a fascinating contrast against the inward and reticent nature of the mouthfeel. April 2017 Drink: 2017-2035 WA 94 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA SASSICAIA 2007 (3) Tuscany. WA 94 3 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

The 2008 Bolgheri Sassicaia is a wine without a winemaker. The last vintage made by Giacomo Tachis was 2007 and incoming enologist Graziana Grassini claims 2009 as her first vintage. Within the context of this retrospective, the 2008 vintage opens a new chapter, because it is the first wine to show evident tertiary definition and complexity. In fact, the wine performs beautifully with an exalted performance and ethereal aromas. They include cassis, wild berry, crushed mineral, licorice, petrol and grilled herb. This wine is really coming together now and is entering a very exciting moment in its drinking life. It boasts finesse, elegance and grace. Yet, it also shows unmistakable richness and structure that gives the wine an enormous presence in terms of mouthfeel. This was one of the top highlights of the retrospective. April 2017 Drink: 2017-2035 WA 97 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

145 ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 2001 (2) Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 1 x scraped label. 1 x scuffed label. The 2001 Solaia, far superior to the overrated 1997 (to which I also prefer the 1999 and 1994) is a classic example of central Tuscan Cabernet at its best, ruby-purple in color, warm and explosive in its expression of black currant fruit, tobacco, tar, and graphite, superbly concentrated and dense on the palate but balanced and shapely at the same time and with a noble austerity and grip on the finish which resembles the best of Bordeaux. The wine is a sure bet for another two decades of superb drinking. April 2006 WS 93 WA 96

The estate’s 2006 Solaia is a big, powerful offering loaded with ripe blackberry jam, herbs, minerals and French oak. Like all of the 2006s from Antinori, the Solaia remains extraordinarily dense and primary. Readers will have to be patient with this wine and give it plenty of bo"le age before the full range of its aromas and nuances blossom fully. Solaia is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2014 -2026. WS 97 WA 94 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

148 ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 2007 Tuscany. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped label 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. October 2010 WS 94 WA 97 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

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The 2008 Solaia is richer and darker than the Tignanello, but it isn’t an appreciably more complex or complete wine. It shows gorgeous depth and textural richness to match an expressive core of blackberry jam, smoke, scorched earth, crushed rocks and cassis. This is a beautiful wine, but not as great as I had hoped. The 2008 Solaia is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc, aged in 100% new oak. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. WS 92 WA 93

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

146 ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 2004 Tuscany. 1 x scuffed label The 2004 Solaia is breathtaking, as it so o#en is. Soaring aromatics lead to a sweet, layered expression of dark fruit. The wine possesses super clarity and precision with a gorgeous inner tension that carries all the way through to the long finish. The tannins remain incredibly finessed and silky. This is a more restrained, elegant style than the full-thro"le 2001. 2004 is the first vintage in which the component wines were aged separately, rather than together, as had been the custom in previous vintages. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024. WS 96 WA 96 4 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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WA 92 ANTINORI TIGNANELLO TOSCANA IGT 2004 (3) Tuscany. Pale ruby colour. Subtle, slightly closed aromas of red cherry, raspberry, violets, mocha and cinnamon on the nose. The medium bodied palate provides a great intensity of cherry, spice and tea flavours balanced by crisp acidity. Medium to firm, grainy, very fine tannins and a long, long finish. Young. Drink 2010 – 2020+ WS 95 WA 94 ANTINORI TIGNANELLO TOSCANA IGT 2005 (2) Tuscany. 2 x wrinkled labels There is notable clarity and precision in the wine’s red fruit, smoke, minerals, tobacco and spices. The signature Tignanello elegance is there, the only question is whether there is enough sheer density to stand up to the wine’s structural components. Today my impression is that there is not, but I still have high expectations for this vintage considering how wines from far lesser years have developed. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020. WS 92 WA 92 5 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

WA 92 ANTINORI TIGNANELLO TOSCANA IGT 2007 (3) Tuscany. The 2007 Tignanello is ripe with promise for the future. The wine has just started its evolutionary track with aromas of blackcurrant, dried blackberry and cherry. This was a warm but balanced vintage that shows beautiful results today and exceeds my already high expectations. There is a steady thickness and determination to the wine that carries it forward. This was the last vintage made in the Tignanello winery before the structure saw a major overhaul. Given the staying power of this historic wine, I feel that this vintage will hold easily for another 20 years or more. October 2015 WA 95 ANTINORI TIGNANELLO TOSCANA IGT 2008 (3) Tuscany. 2 x scraped labels The 2008 Tignanello is unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage. The 2008 isn’t a huge or obvious Tignanello, rather it is a wine that impresses for its sublime elegance and precision. Understated layers of fruit caress the palate like cashmere in this impeccable, so" wine. There is not a hard edge to be found. Black cherries, tobacco, smoke and licorice are some of the notes that come through on the finish. The flavor profile is decidedly on the dark side, but the wine’s structure is medium in body and intensity. In 2008 the Tignanello has more energy, focus and length than the Solaia. It is a fabulous achievement! The 2008 Tignanello is 80% Sangiovese aged in 300-liter French oak barrels (1/3rd new), 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, both aged in 100% new 225-liter French oak barriques. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. August 2011 WA 94 JS 93 9 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

152 ALLEGRINI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 1998 (3) Veneto. 3 x scraped labels ROMANO DAL FORNO AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA 2001 (2) Veneto. 2 x scuffed label, 1 x folded label. 5 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

It offers great fruit on the a#ack along with huge body, and notes of grilled meats intermixed with Provencal herbs, pepper, spice box, cigar smoke, and copious quantities of barbecue smoke-infused blackberry and cassis flavors. The finish lasts for nearly a minute. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2028. April 2004 WA 95 3 bts. per lot $2,000 - $2,200

154 BODEGAS AALTO RIBERA DEL DUERO P.S. 2004 (3) Ribera del Duero, Spain. 1 x scuffed label. 2 x wrinkled labels BODEGAS FELIX CALLEJO RIBERA DEL DUERO CALLEJO FAMILY RESERVE 2005 (3) Ribera del Duero, Spain. 3 x scuffed labels BODEGAS LAN RIOJA RESERVA CULMEN 2004 (2) Rioja, Spain. 2 x scuffed & scraped labels BODEGAS VEGA-SICILIA RIBERA DEL DUERO ÚNICO 2004 (1) Ribera del Duero, Spain. Moving on to the big guns, the 2004 Unico is truly spectacular, in line with the 1970 and 1994. It’s a blend of 87% Tempranillo and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon. Unico has a unique long aging, in the case of the 2004, 15 months in 20,000-liter vats, 25 month in new barrels, 17 months in used barrels and a further 26 months in the big oak vats. It has complex notes of tobacco, cedar wood and blackberries, and shows very good balance between power and elegance as well as perfect ripeness. It has a similar profile to the 1994, but there’s ten years difference in experience and technical knowledge. There is nuance; there is detail, filigree, balance, harmony and complexity. August 2014 WA 97 FINCA ALLENDE RIOJA CALVARIO 2005 (2) Rioja, Spain. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x scuffed & scraped label 11 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200


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DOMAINE DE LA TERRE ROUGE SYRAH ASCENT 2000 (3) Sierra Foothills, California. 3 x scuffed labels.

BERINGER VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON PRIVATE RESERVE 2007 (9) Napa Valley. 9 x peeling labels.

BODEGAS EL NIDO JUMILLA EL NIDO 2005 (3) Jumilla. 1 x scuffed label. 2 x scuffed & scraped labels

L'AVENTURE ESTATE CUVÉE 2006 (3) Paso Robles.

Deep garnet colored with a hint of purple, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve sings of fragrant cassis, blackberry pie and plum preserves notes with sparks of kirsch, violets, chocolate box and allspice plus earthy wa$s of truffles and underbrush. Full-bodied, rich and seductive in the mouth, the fruity flavors are just starting to evolve into tertiary earth and spice layers with a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins and lively freshness, finishing with epic length. August 2018 Drink: 2018-2045 WA 97

DOMINIO PINGUS RIBERA DEL DUERO FLOR DE PINGUS 2001 (1) Ribera del Duero, Spain. scuffed label DOMINIO PINGUS RIBERA DEL DUERO FLOR DE PINGUS 2008 (3) Ribera del Duero, Spain. 1 x scuffed label 11 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

156 BODEGAS VEGA-SICILIA RIBERA DEL DUERO ÚNICO 2002 Ribera del Duero, Spain. 2 x scuffed labels Having skipped over releasing a 2001 due to frost damage, the 2002 Unico is a result of a severe selection as a"ested by the label which shows that just 42,932 bo"les were produced instead of 108,536 in 2000. It has an incredibly intense nose, much more linear and focused than the more flamboyant 2000, with scents of dark cherry, creme de cassis and a touch of honey and melted dark chocolate. The palate is medium-bodied with a slight grainy texture on the entry, a hint of cooked meat inflecting the layers of toasty dark berry fruit. It is very harmonious and perhaps at this juncture, edgier and gri"ier than the millennial Unico. It is less opulent and more structured than the 2000, but is a more cerebral wine. Drink 2020 -2040+ August 2012 WA 95 3 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

RIDGE MONTE BELLO 2008 (2) Santa Cruz Mountains. 1 x scuffed label The 2008 Monte Bello is marked by the drought vintage, which not only made a more concentrated crop but also deprived the blend of all supporting varieties, as only Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot handled the dry conditions sufficiently gracefully to make the final cut. At age ten, this muscular Monte Bello is finally beginning to unwind, offering up rich aromas of black cherry, cassis, dried mountain laurel, loamy soil and burning embers. On the palate, it's full-bodied, expansive and powerful, its generous, sweetly fruited a"ack giving way to a taut, firm mid-palate that doesn't show as much finesse as the 2010 or 2012, concluding with a long, stony finish. Baugher observes that in its youth, the 2008 was "monolithic and more angular—a mouthful of tannin." A decade later, it's beginning to so$en, but it still requires another 5 or 6 years of bo"le age. May 2018 Drink: 2023-2043 WA 95+ THE HILT PINOT NOIR VANGUARD 2011 (2) Central Coast, California. 2 x scuffed labels 10 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

158 PETER MICHAEL LES PAVOTS 2007 (2) Sonoma County. The 2007 Les Pavots, a Bordeaux varietal blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot, is brilliant. Its opaque purple color is accompanied by gorgeously complex aromas of melted chocolate, espresso roast, blackberries, and cassis. Full-bodied with a superb texture, a subtle note of oak, and fabulous concentration, it is more reminiscent of a Right Bank Bordeaux than one expects with this much Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. A thirty-year wine, its impeccable balance and the sweetness of its tannins make it accessible already. WA 97 PETER MICHAEL LES PAVOTS 2008 (2) Sonoma County. The 2008 Les Pavots, a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc and 11% Merlot, offers up notes of roasted coffee, cocoa, chocolate fudge, black currants, licorice and a hint of truffles. This full-bodied, beautifully rich red boasts an opulent texture, impressive purity and a long finish. Impressively made with impeccable a"ention to detail (it is sorted berry by berry rather than grape bunch by grape bunch), this 3,500-case cuvee should drink well for two decades or more. Qualitywise, the 2008 is just a notch behind the stratospheric 2007. February 2011 WA 95 4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

BERINGER VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON STEINHAUER RANCH 2007 (3) Howell Mountain, Napa Valley. 1 x scraped labels, 3 x peeling labels. 12 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,600

160 CARDINALE 2002 (3) Napa Valley. 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. WA 96 CARDINALE 2006 (4) Napa Valley. One of the flagship wines of the Jess Jackson empire, this 1,500 case cuvee is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Merlot aged in 100% new French oak for 22 months. Made from a combination of mountain vineyard fruit (from Mt. Veeder, Howell Mt., and Spring Mt.) and fruit from valley floor sites in Oakville, St. Helena, and Stags Leap, for a 2006, this cuvee offers surprising accessibility and openness. A sumptuous bouquet of cedarwood, black cherries, black currants, licorice, and wet rocks/crushed stones give way to a broad, opulent, fleshy wine offering sweet tannin, abundant quantities of sexy, ripe fruit, a fullbodied, layered mouthfeel, and a velvety finish. This is an atypically sumptuous 2006 that should drink well for 15-20 years. Kudos to winemaker Christopher Carpenter for this brilliant effort. December 2008 WA 94+ 7 bts.

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Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot, the 2007 Proprietary Red Wine still possesses a youthful deep garnet-purple color and gives up a truly gorgeous nose of crème de cassis, blackberry pie and blueberry compote with notions of Chinese five spice, licorice, mocha and dusty soil plus wa!s of cardamom and smoked meats. Full-bodied, rich and totally seductive in mouth, it has a firm frame of super ripe, grainy tannins with oodles of freshness and epic persistence. August 2018 Drink: 2018 -2042 WA 95+

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

I wouldn’t be surprised to see the 2010 Harlan Estate inch closer to perfection over the next decade. Surprisingly supple for this vintage, while this cuvee is not usually that flamboyant or exuberant in its youth, the 2010 is sensual and performing remarkably well. Its deep purple color is accompanied by notions of charcoal, graphite, camphor, creme de cassis, barbecue smoke and blackberries. As usual, this complex effort reminds me of a hypothetical blend of a great Pauillac and Graves (such as La Mission Haut-Brion). Rich, full-bodied and so!er than I would have expected in this vintage, it is a prodigious, multidimensional, compelling wine. It requires 3 -5 years of bo"le age and should drink well over the following 30+ years. October 2013 WA 98+

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CAKEBREAD CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON DANCING BEAR RANCH 2012 Howell Mountain, Napa Valley. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Dancing Bear Ranch, a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot from Howell Mountain, is a superstar of the vintage. Beautiful notes of graphite, mulberries, blueberries and blackberries jump from the glass of this dense purple-colored 2012. Its full-bodied opulence, luscious texture, 45+-second finish, purity, texture and uncanny integration of all the component parts are beautiful to behold. This is a sensational, world-class Cabernet Sauvignon to drink early in life, or cellar for 10 -15+ years. October 2014 Drink 2014-2030 WA 99 2 bts.

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163 DOMINUS ESTATE 2005 (2) Napa Valley. This is one of the vintage’s greatest wines. Dense purple and youthful, with a glorious nose of earth, blackcurrants, sweet black cherries and incense, the oak is pushed way in the background, as it is in all of the Moueix wines, and the result is a wine of terroir, of great originality and authenticity. This full-bodied classic from Dominus can be drunk now, but really won’t hit its prime for another 4-5 years and last at least another two decades or more. June 2015 Drink: 2019-2040 WA 98 DOMINUS ESTATE 2006 (2) Napa Valley. Very deep garnet-purple colour. A wonderfully perfumed nose of violets, crushed blackberries, black cherries, mace and cloves leading into some smoked meat and mocha aromas with swirling. Very structured on the palate with high acidity, a medium to high level of fine tannins and a full body providing plenty of flesh in the mid-palate. Very long layered finish. WA 96 4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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JOSEPH PHELPS INSIGNIA PROPRIETARY RED WINE 2006 (3) Napa Valley. u. 3 x bn. 3 x wrinkled labels. The 2006 Insignia possesses a deep ruby/purple color as well as copious amounts of cassis, but has not yet developed secondary nuances. It remains a big, full-thro"le, fullbodied Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine with 14.5% natural alcohol, impressive purity, sweet tannin, decent acidity and a monolithic personality. Everything needed for a graceful evolution is present, and the 2006 should keep for another two decades. November 2013 Drink: 2013-2033 WA 94 9 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500

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per lot $1,300 - $1,500

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JOSEPH PHELPS INSIGNIA PROPRIETARY RED WINE 2003 (1) Napa Valley. scraped and wrinkled label. The 2003 has performed well in recent tasting, showing a dense purple color along with notes of creosote, lavender, flowers, creme de cassis, espresso roast, white chocolate and a hint of oak. Still in a young adolescent stage, it should drink nicely for another 15-20 years. November 2013 WA 93 JOSEPH PHELPS INSIGNIA PROPRIETARY RED WINE 2007 (1) Napa Valley. scraped and wrinkled label. Deep garnet colored with a lingering hint of purple, the 2007 Insignia Proprietary Red Wine reveals the most seductive crème de cassis, Black Forest cake and licorice notions with touches of violets, eucalyptus, chocolate box and unsmoked cigars plus a wa! of cedar chest. Full-bodied with tantalizing opulence yet compelling restraint, the palate beautifully juxtaposes the rich, ripe fruit with wonderful freshness and a firm yet plush backbone, finishing beautifully perfumed. August 2018 Drink: 2018-2050 WA 100 JOSEPH PHELPS INSIGNIA PROPRIETARY RED WINE 2008 (2) Napa Valley. 2 x wrinkled and scraped labels. The 2008 reveals an opaque purple color in addition to blueberry and blackberry fruit notes intermixed with incense and violets. Barely approaching adolescence, it is still a grapy, primary, full-bodied beauty that will benefit from another 4-5 years of cellaring. It should drink well for 20-25 years. November 2013 WS 94 WA 93 4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200


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3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

A brilliant effort from Mondavi, the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot) exhibits complex aromatics of forest floor, sweet black cherry and black currant fruit, vanillin and lead pencil shavings. Dense and powerful as well as elegant and concentrated, the finish reveals moderate tannins, and the wine needs another 4-5 years of cellaring, but it has at least 25 years of upside le#. May 2011 WA 94

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170 LOKOYA CABERNET SAUVIGNON MOUNT VEEDER 2007 Napa Valley. 2 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder features an incredible perfume of potpourri, baking spices, charcuterie and forest floor with a core of ripe red and black plums, blackcurrant cordial and black cherries plus a hint of violets. Full-bodied, very tightly knit and incredibly youthful, the concentrated fruit flavors reveal a myriad of earth and mineral accents with a rock-solid, grainy texture to support and a very long, lively finish. Give this beauty another 4-6 years in bo"le and then drink it over the next 25+ August 2018 Drink: 2018-2048 WA 99 2 bts.

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171 LOKOYA CABERNET SAUVIGNON MOUNT VEEDER 2012 Napa Valley. 2 x scuffed labels. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder is as compelling a Cabernet Sauvignon as one could ever hope to taste. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from a high-elevation site boasts an inky/purple color, and smells of ink, blueberry liqueur, blackberries, black raspberries, mulberries, licorice, charcoal and camphor. With magnificent fruit richness, a layered, fullbodied mouthfeel, and incredible length, this seamlessly constructed 2012 should provide immense pleasure for 25+ years. Kudos to winemaker Chris Carpenter as he is clearly at the top of his game. October 2014 Drink: 2014 -2040 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE 2007 (3) Napa Valley. The full-bodied, powerful, pure 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is another outstanding effort revealing notes of spring flowers, toasty oak, creme de cassis, licorice, and graphite. One would have to go back to the 1990, 1991, 2001, or 2002 to find a Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve this impressive. The 2007 should evolve for 20-25 years. December2009 WA 95+ ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE 2008 (3) Napa Valley. u. 1 x bn. 3 x scuffed labels. The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a big wine loaded with black fruit, cedar, licorice, grilled herbs and tar. Layers of flavor build effortlessly to the muscular, virile finish. Despite its size, the 2008 Reserve maintains elements of classicism that serve to balance some of the wine’s more extroverted leanings. The wine impresses for its depth, expressive inner perfume and beautifully integrated tannins. It is a showstopper from Mondavi. The 2008 Reserve is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2028. December 2011 WA 95

175 OPUS ONE 2002 Napa Valley. 1 x scraped label. 1 x scuffed label. I tend to think that recent vintages of Opus One are even greater than vintages made during this era, but the 2002 is certainly one of the top wines Opus has produced during the early part of this century. It boasts a dense plum/purple hue along with a striking bouquet of graphite, toasty oak, creme de cassis and acacia flowers. Full-bodied, opulent and young, it offers accessibility as well as silky tannins. A thoroughly complete wine that is pure and rich, it tastes like a hypothetical blend of a great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon married to a Bordeaux Pauillac. Bravo! It will benefit from 2 -3 more years of cellaring and should keep for 20-25 therea#er. June 2012 Drink: 2014-2039 WA 94 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

176 OPUS ONE 2008 Napa Valley. 2 x wrinkled labels. 1 x scuffed label. 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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

OPUS ONE 2009 Napa Valley. 2 x wrinkled labels. 1 x scuffed label.

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PAUL HOBBS CABERNET SAUVIGNON BECKSTOFFER DR. CRANE VINEYARD 2012 (3) Napa Valley.

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Of the three Beckstoffer Vineyards, it’s pre"y much a joyride as to which one readers may prefer. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane moves more toward the wet rock, blueberry, raspberry fruit spectrum, but still stays dark and foreboding, very concentrated and full-bodied. The great terroir comes through and the wine is distinctive, singular, opulent and rich. Another fabulous success from Paul Hobbs and one more showcase wine for this great vineyard. Anticipated maturity: now-2032. October 2014 WA 98 ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY PINOT NOIR RESERVE 2010 (3) Carneros, Napa Valley. 2 x scuffed labels. 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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SHAFER CABERNET SAUVIGNON ONE POINT FIVE 2004 (3) Stags Leaps District, Napa Valley. 1 x wrinkled label.

BEAUX FRÈRES PINOT NOIR BEAUX FRÈRES VINEYARD 2008 (3) Willame#e Valley, Oregon. u. 3 x 1 cm. 3 x scraped labels. 2 x stained labels.

HENSCHKE SHIRAZ MOUNT EDELSTONE 2002 (2) Eden Valley, Australia. 2 x scuffed labels.

Shafer’s 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five, composed of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot, has been a brilliant introduction to their portfolio of Stags Leap offerings. It spends 21 months in two-thirds new oak. The wine’s dense ruby/purple color is followed by a wine with glorious opulence, abundant fruit, supple, sweet tannins, a round, generous, mouthfilling texture and stunning purity as well as complexity. This terrific example of Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon is drinking beautifully at present, should hit its peak in 4-5 years, and will last for another decade therea"er. April 2014 WA 94

BEAUX FRÈRES PINOT NOIR THE UPPER TERRACE 2009 (3) Willame#e Valley, Oregon. u. 3 x 1 cm. 3 x scraped labels.

HENSCHKE SHIRAZ MOUNT EDELSTONE 2004 (3) Eden Valley, Australia. 3 x amended labels.

CRISTOM PINOT NOIR EILEEN VINEYARD 2006 (4) Willame#e Valley, Oregon. u. 1 x 1 cm. 2 x 2 cm. 2 x scraped labels.

HENSCHKE SHIRAZ MOUNT EDELSTONE 2009 (3) Eden Valley, Australia. 1 x scuffed label.

10 bts.

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

SHAFER CABERNET SAUVIGNON ONE POINT FIVE 2005 (2) Stags Leaps District, Napa Valley. 1 x scraped label. The sensational 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five, which is their Stags Leap blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot aged 20 months in 70% new oak barrels, of which half are French and half American. It’s the la#er component that surprised me, because whatever American oak they’re using is wonderfully subtle and wellintegrated. This wine has an opaque purple color and a beautiful nose of charcoal, graphite, blackberry and an essence of gorgeously pure creme de cassis fruit mixed with spring flowers. With impeccably and flawlessly integrated oak, acidity and tannin, this full-bodied yet elegant and stunning wine is just coming into its plateau of maturity, where it should stay for another 10-15 years. Like the Merlot, this tips the scales at 14.9% alcohol. June 2015 WA 94

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CLARENDON HILLS SYRAH BROOKMAN 2004 (2) South Australia. 1 x wrinkled label.

KILIKANNOON SHIRAZ ATTUNGA 1865 2006 (3) Clare Valley, Australia.

CLARENDON HILLS SYRAH PIGGOTT RANGE VINEYARD 2004 (2) South Australia.

KILIKANOON SHIRAZ COVENANT 2004 (2) Clare Valley, Australia. 1 x scraped label.

GLAETZER SHIRAZ AMON-RA 2012 (3) Barossa Valley, South Australia. 2 x scuffed labels.

KILIKANOON SHIRAZ GREEN'S VINEYARD 2005 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia. 1 x scuffed label.

7 bts.

7 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

per lot $600 - $800

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187 KILIKANOON SHIRAZ GREEN'S VINEYARD 2004 (1) Barossa Valley, South Australia.

5 bts. per lot $500 - $700

ELDERTON CABERNET SAUVIGNON ASHMEAD SINGLE VINEYARD 2004 (3) Barossa Valley, South Australia. 2 x scraped labels.

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ELDERTON COMMAND SHIRAZ SINGLE VINEYARD 2003 (7) Barossa Valley, South Australia. 4 x scuffed labels.

RUBICON ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON CASK 2008 (3) Napa Valley.

10 bts.

STAG'S LEAP WINE CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON CASK 23 2013 (2) Napa Valley.

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The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23 ratchets up the level of complexity, richness and density. Magnificent floral notes intermix with blueberry, blackberry and cassis, and there is no hint of new oak. A full-bodied opulence on the palate, great purity and personality make for a prodigious example of Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 30+ years. Kudos to Stags Leap Wine Cellars. December 2016 Drink: 2016-2047 WA 99 STAG'S LEAP WINE CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON FAY 2013 (3) Napa Valley. VIADER PROPRIETARY 2000 (3) Napa Valley. 3 x wrinkled labels. 1 x scraped label 11 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

per lot $600 - $800

PENFOLDS BIN 60A 2004 South Australia. 1 x scuffed label. The release of the 2004 Bin 60A following the epic 1962 Bin 60A is old news now, but the wine was looking very fine indeed when I tasted it so I thought I’d add a note. Blended of 56% Coonawarra Cabernet from Block 20 and 44% Barossa Shiraz from Koonunga Hill Block 56G and Kalimna Blocks 4 and 14, the wine was matured in 100% new American oak hogsheads for 13 months. Very deep purple-black in color, it offers restrained notes of game, smoked meat, earth, blackberry and black currant liqueurs, yeast, marmite-toast plus whiffs of dried lavender, cedar and bark. Very crisp, very tight and very firm, this taut medium-bodied wine is still all structure at this stage, going very long and earthy in the finish. Give it time and consider broaching it from 2014. It should drink well into the 2030s if not beyond. December 2010 WA 99+ 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

KILIKANOON SHIRAZ MCLAREN 2004 (1) Clare Valley, Australia. scraped label. KILIKANOON SHIRAZ ORACLE 2004 (7) Clare Valley, Australia. 2 x scuffed labels. KILIKANOON SHIRAZ R BAROSSA RESERVE 2004 (3) Australia. 1 x scuffed label. 12 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200


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PORSELEINBERG SWARTLAND 2012 (2) South Africa. 1 x scuffed label.

PENFOLDS GRANGE 2000 (1) South Australia.

Deep garnet in color with a touch of purple, the 2005 The Armagh Shiraz presents enticing smoked meat, black currant preserves and dried mulberries on the nose complemented by notes of charcoal, mocha, nuts and spices making it overall a li"le funky. Medium to fullbodied with rich, savory fruit concentration, it is framed by medium to firm, grainy tannins that lend a taut and muscular character to the long finish. Approachable now, it should be long lived and drink to 2025+ February 2013 WA 96

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JIM BARRY SHIRAZ THE ARMAGH 2007 (3) Clare Valley, Australia. 1 x stained label. 1 x scuffed label.

Its smoky perfume of blackberry liqueur intermixed with cherries, acacia flowers, and espresso roast is followed by a full-thro"le, multi-layered palate as well as a 60-second finish. This stunning Shiraz should drink well for 10-15+ years. October 2005 WA 96

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2007 The Amargh Shiraz gives pronounced notes of warm blackberries and blueberries with nuances of earth, cumin seed, anise, black truffles, black olives and duck breast. Very full and voluptuous in the mouth, the richness is nicely supported by a high level of velvety tannins and lively acid, finishing long and layered. Delicious now, it should cellar to 2022+ December 2011 WA 96+ KAESLER SHIRAZ OLD BASTARD 2004 (1) Barossa Valley, South Australia. scraped label. Kaesler’s icon cuvee is their Shiraz Old Bastard, produced from a single vineyard planted in 1896, and aged 22 months in 100% new French oak. The 2004 is a big yet remarkably elegant, deep purple-colored Shiraz offering notes of blueberries, black raspberries, and toasty oak, a superb texture, admirable richness, and a long, heady finish. There is plenty of tannin lurking beneath the cascade of fruit, glycerin, and extract. While accessible, it is too young to drink at present, and is meant to keep for 2-3 decades. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025+ October 2006 WA 95 KAESLER SHIRAZ OLD BASTARD 2009 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia. 2 x scraped labels. Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2009 Shiraz Old Bastard displays a very pre"y aromatic melange of red and black fruit, kirsch and mulberries accented with anise, Chinese five spice and black pepper. Medium to full-bodied, it has lovely harmony in the mouth between medium-firm, silky tannins and the natural acid line. It finishes long with layered flavors. Drink it from 2014 to 2025+ February 2013 WA 98 9 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

TORBRECK THE DESCENDANT 2006 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia. 2 x scuffed labels. WA 95 TORBRECK THE FACTOR 2003 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia. 2 x scuffed labels.

TORBRECK THE STRUIE 2004 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia. 1 x scuffed label. An exotic bouquet of blackberries and other sweet fruits is followed by a full-bodied, powerful, rich red with great purity as well as focus, a laser-like precision, huge intensity, and a blockbuster finish that lasts nearly a minute. It will be even be"er with 2-3 more years of bo"le age, and should last for two decades. October 2006 WA 96 YALUMBA SHIRAZ THE OCTAVIUS 2002 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia. 1 x scuffed label. Deep garnet-brick colored, the 2002 The Octavius (Shiraz Old Vine) is wonderfully spicy and peppery with fragrant Indian spice and sandalwood complementing a core of prunes and baked blackberries. Medium to full-bodied, voluptuous and velvety, the palate is opulent and exotic, finishing with great depth and persistence. June 2017 Drink: 2017-2027 WA 97 10 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

190 PENFOLDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON BIN 707 2002 (1) South Australia. Bo"le #70776 PENFOLDS SHIRAZ RWT 2001 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia. 1 x wrinkled label. Bo"le #'s 109655 & 092243 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

Bo"le #29173 WA 93 PENFOLDS GRANGE BIN 95 2009 (1) Australia. The 2009 Grange Shiraz is a comprised of 84% Barossa, 8% McLaren, and a li"le Clare Valley and a li"le Magill fruit with a small 2% of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. At this youthful stage, this deep garnet-purple colored wine puts forward a vivid expression of blackberry preserve aromas amid underlying cassis, black cherry, spice box, char-grilled meat and chocolate box notes. Surprisingly medium to full-bodied (it smells much fuller!) with taut flavors that are very closed in the mouth, it has firm, chewy tannins to structure through the long and earthy finish. 406 cases imported to the US. Drink it 2018 to 2035+. February 2014 Bo"le #A0086 WA 97 2 bts.

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ALTA VISTA ALTO 2003 (3) Argentina. 3 x scuffed labels.

ALFA CENTAURI 2010 (3) Chile. 1 x scraped label. 1 x scuffed label.

The estate’s flagship cuvee is the virtually perfect 2003 Run Rig. Made from 8 separate Barossa vineyards (ranging in age from 94 to 158 years), it is primarily Shiraz with 4-5% cofermented Viognier included in the blend. The wine was aged in French oak of which 60% is new. The sensational, inky/purple-tinged 2003 exhibits a stunningly sweet nose of blackberries, blueberries, litchi nuts, smoked meats, and a hint of apricots. Elegant yet super-powerful, rich, concentrated, and long, it is a tour de force in winemaking as well as a modern classic example of Barossa Shiraz. It should drink well for 20-25 years. October 2006 WA 99

ALTA VISTA ALTO 2004 (2) Argentina. 2 x scuffed and scraped labels.

MONTES ALPHA M APALTA VALLEY 2006 (4) Santa Cruz, Chile. 1 x stained label.

TORBRECK RUNRIG 2004 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia. 2 x scuffed labels. The flagship 2004 Run Rig is 96.5% Shiraz and 3.5% Viognier with the Shiraz component aged for 30 months in a mixture of new and used French oak. Yields were a minuscule 14 hl/ha (about 1 ton per acre). Saturated opaque purple/black, it has a remarkably kinky, exotic perfume of fresh asphalt, pencil lead, smoke, pepper, game, blueberry and black raspberry. Full-bodied and voluptuous in the mouth, the wine is dense and packed, with amazing purity, sweet tannins, and a complex collection of sensory stimuli. The wine demands 10 years of cellaring and will provide hedonistic delights through 2035+. October 2007 WA 99+ TORBRECK RUNRIG 2005 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia. u.1 x 1 cm. 2 x scuffed labels. Torbreck’s flagship is the 2005 Run Rig, a 97% Shiraz cuvee sourced from 120- to 160-year-old vines with 3% finished Viognier added before bo"ling. It spent 30 months in 60% new French oak. Opaque purple/black in color, it has a kinky, exotic bouquet of fresh road tar, smoke, lavender, black pepper, game, blueberry, and black raspberry. Full-bodied and opulent on the palate, the wine is dense, packed, and unevolved. It will continue to open up over the next 10-12 years and drink well through 2040 in the style of a Chapoutier Hermitage. If it develops as I think it will, it will be a candidate for perfection down the road. February 2009 WA 98+ 6 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

193 ACHÁVAL-FERRER MALBEC FINCA BELLA VISTA 2004 (1) Perdriel, Menodoza, Argentina. scuffed label. WA 93 ACHÁVAL-FERRER MALBEC FINCA BELLA VISTA 2012 (5) Mendoza, Argentina. 4 x scuffed labels.

ALTA VISTA ALTO 2009 (3) Argentina. 1 x scuffed label. 2 x wrinkled labels. 8 bts. per lot $500 - $700

MONTES FOLLY SYRAH APALTA VALLEY 2006 (3) Santa Cruz, Chile. 3 x scraped labels. 10 bts.

195 LUCA MALBEC NICO 2004 (3) Argentina. 1 x scuffed label. LUCA MALBEC NICO 2007 (3) Argentina. RIGLOS GRAN CORTE 2006 (3) Mendoza, Argentina. 1 x scraped and scuffed. ZUCCARDI FINCA PIEDRA INFINITA 2012 (3) Argentina. u. 3 x bn. 3 x scraped labels. 12 bts. per lot $700 - $900

196 BARON DE ROTHSCHILD & CONCHA Y TORO ALMAVIVA 2004 (2) Chile. 1 x scuffed label. SEÑA CHADWICK 2009 (4) Aconcagua Valley, Chile. SEÑA CHADWICK 2010 (3) Aconcagua Valley, Chile. 1 x scraped label. 9 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

197 CONCHA Y TORO CABERNET SAUVIGNON DON MELCHOR VALLE DEL MAIPO 2004 (3) Puente Alto, Chile. 1 x scraped label. CONCHA Y TORO CABERNET SAUVIGNON DON MELCHOR VALLE DEL MAIPO 2005 (1) Puente Alto, Chile. CONCHA Y TORO CABERNET SAUVIGNON DON MELCHOR VALLE DEL MAIPO 2006 (4) Puente Alto, Chile. 2 x scraped labels.

WA 93

CONCHA Y TORO CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE DON MELCHOR 1997 (1) Puente Alto, Chile. scuffed label.

6 bts. per lot $500 - $700

9 bts. per lot $700 - $900

per lot $500 - $700

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

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

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1996 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label. split this to individual lot

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

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

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

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2000 (1) Pauillac. 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 WA 96 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2000 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé Drink Date: 2018-2030 WS 92 WA 92 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

201 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2008 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé WA 92 3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

1 bt.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

203 CHÂTEAU PAPE CLÉMENT 2000 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label

1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $700

205 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2005 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé

This wine stands out as a sensational effort just a few years away from full maturity. A 50/50 blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine displays loads of scorched earth and smoky barbecue scents along with blueberry, black raspberry and black currant. The wine is expansive, has a savory, broad palate and a full-bodied mouthfeel, yet possesses vivid purity and upli#. The tannins are still present, but they are sweet and well-integrated. This wine should hit full maturity in another year or two and last for at least 20 more years. June 2010 WA 96

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

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

2 bts.

A blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, Pape Clement’s 2005 has an opaque purple color and smoky barbecue and chocolaty notes intermixed with cassis and blackberries. There is also some underlying minerality in this full-bodied, superconcentrated wine, which has wonderfully sweet, well-integrated tannins. This majestic, multidimensional wines is one of the great, great wines of the vintage. It should drink well for at least another 25 years. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2040 WS 96 WA 99 3 bts. per lot $1,200 - $900

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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

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ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 1997 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 2 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2009 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 3 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label.

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

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

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

per lot $4,000 - $4,500

208 PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1990 Rhône. u. 1 x 2 cm. 2 x wrinkled, peeling & scraped labels. 1 x raised cork

2 bts.

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The 1990 Hermitage La Chapelle lived up to its reputation on this occasion, and of the three titans (1990, 1978 and 1961), it was probably my favorite. Still inky colored and ruby at the rim, it offers an absolutely profound bouquet of sweet cassis, smoked meats, chocolate, licorice and spice. This is followed by a full-bodied, insanely textured, pure and hedonistic palate that has that perfect mix of still-vibrant fruit and ample secondary nuances. Drink: 2015-2040 WA 100

TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA BOLGHERI SUPERIORE ORNELLAIA 1995 (OWC) Tuscany.

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2 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

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

Lots 212-239 From a Southern Ontario Collection

212 CHÂTEAU PALMER 1999 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé scraped label.

209 BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO FALLETTO DI SERRALUNGA D`ALBA 2001 Piedmonte. The 2001 Barolo Falle"o impresses for its layered, silky personality. Sweet roses, tar, licorice and menthol are all woven together in this deceptively medium-bodied Barolo. There is plenty of muscle to back things up. Today the Falle"o is quite a bit more delicate than it has been in the past. Anticipated maturity: 2012 -2021. April 2014 Bo"le #'s 10426 & 10401 WA 94 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

per lot $500 - $700

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

per lot $700 - $900

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2010 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label. An absolutely amazing wine, from grapes harvested between the end of September and October 17, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot has close to 15% natural alcohol. It comes from one of the few biodynamic vineyards in Bordeaux, but you are likely to see many more, given the success that Tesseron seems to be having at all levels, both in his vineyards and in his fermentation/winemaking. An astounding, compelling wine with the classic Pauillac nose more o#en associated with its cross-street neighbor, Mouton-Rothschild, creme de cassis, there are also some violets and other assorted floral notes. The wine has off-the-charts massiveness and intensity but never comes across as heavy, overbearing or astringent. Drink: 2021-2061 WA 100 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

215 CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2010 Pomerol. This wine has a character similar to its crossstreet neighbor, Petrus, displaying sweet mulberry and intense black fruit characteristics, with a hint of vanillin and loads of black cherry jam. Full-bodied, extravagantly luscious, with a skyscraper-like mid-palate and phenomenal length of close to 50 seconds, the wine has plenty of tannin, but the voluptuous fruit, power and overall glycerin and intensity tend to conceal much of it. Elegant but compellingly rich and authoritative, the 2010 is a truly magnificent wine for this estate, which has one of the finest terroirs in all of Pomerol. Forget it for 5-7 years and drink it over the following 30 -35. February 2013 WS 98 WA 97 JS 98 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000


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CHÂTEAU CANON-LA-GAFFELIÈRE 2009 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B 3 x scuffed labels.

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAILLY 2009 (3) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 2 x scraped and scuffed labels.

CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2008 (2) Pomerol. 2 x wrinkled labels.

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 WA 100

A major sleeper of the vintage, the 2008 La Fleur Petrus (90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc) is a remarkably sexy, opulent wine that transcends the vintage character. Its dense plum/ruby/purple color is accompanied by notes of sweet black cherries, licorice, truffles and a hint of graphite. Full-bodied with silky tannin as well as undeniable appeal, richness, purity and a 40+ second finish, this is a sure-fire big buy in 2008. Drink it over the next 20+ years. May 2011 Drink: 2011-2031 WA 95 4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

Tasted at the Château Canon vertical, the 2009 Canon is turning into the great wine it was predestined to become. A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc (the same as 2010 incidentally), the nose is clearly more fla%ering, more opulent than the 2010 with an explosion of blackberry, melted tar, kirsch and dried violet petals; here, the Merlot is more expressive than the Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a voluminous Saint Emilion with an accentuated savory element that fans out towards the long and persistent finish. It's here that the Cabernet Franc takes over and delivers that long, long finish. This is a Canon that reminds me of Cheval Blanc...it's that good.Tasted October 2015. Drink: 2019-2050 WA 95 JS 96

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CHÂTEAU LA GARDE 2010 (3) Pessac-Léognan. 3 x wrinkled labels. CHÂTEAU LARRIVET-HAUT-BRION 2009 (2) Pessac-Léognan. 2 x wrinkled and soiled labels. 9 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 2010 Pomerol. 1 x scraped label.

CHÂTEAU TOURBADON 2009 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

Stunning nose with wild strawberries, vanilla and raspberries. Opens up with a li%le time in the glass to sweet licorice, blueberries and some graphite. Round and full on the palate with an amazing fruit and refined tannins. Truly superb. Hard not to drink now. Try from 2016. February 2013 jamessuckling.com Production: 1,900 cases. WS 98 WA 96 JS 98

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CHÂTEAU CANON 2009 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 3 x soiled labels. 1 x scraped label. Tasted at the Château Canon vertical, the 2009 Canon is turning into the great wine it was predestined to become. A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc (the same as 2010 incidentally), the nose is clearly more fla%ering, more opulent than the 2010 with an explosion of blackberry, melted tar, kirsch and dried violet petals; here, the Merlot is more expressive than the Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a voluminous Saint Emilion with an accentuated savory element that fans out towards the long and persistent finish. It's here that the Cabernet Franc takes over and delivers that long, long finish. This is a Canon that reminds me of Cheval Blanc...it's that good.Tasted October 2015. Drink: 2019-2050 WA 95 JS 96 CHÂTEAU GRAND MAYNE 2011 (5) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scraped label. 2 x soiled labels. CHÂTEAU LA CONFESSION 2012 (3) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scraped label. 11 bts. per lot $700 - $900

222 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2009 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 3 x wrinkled and scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label. One of the greatest young wines I have ever tasted, the monumental 2009 Cos d’Estournel has lived up to its pre-bo%ling potential. A remarkable effort from winemaking guru JeanGuillaume Prats and owner Michel Reybier, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot (33%) and a touch of Cabernet Franc (2%) was cropped at 33 hectoliters per hectare. It boasts an inky/black/purple color along with an extraordinary bouquet of white flowers interwoven with blackberry and blueberry liqueur, incense, charcoal and graphite. The wine hits the palate with extraordinary purity, balance and intensity as well as perfect equilibrium, and a seamless integration of tannin, acidity, wood and alcohol. An iconic wine as well as a remarkable achievement, it is the greatest Cos d’Estournel ever produced. It is approachable enough at present that one could appreciate it with several hours of decanting, but it will not hit its prime for a decade, and should age effortlessly for a half century. December 2011 WA 100 3 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400


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CHÂTEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE BLANC 2014 Graves. Grand Cru Classé

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

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

The 2014 Smith-Haut-Lafi"e Blanc is now more expressive than when I tasted it from barrel. It offers engaging scents of citrus fruit, Mirabelle and orange pith that gradually gathers intensity in the glass. The palate is mediumbodied with crisp acidity, finely tuned citrus fruit married with Clementine and yellow plum, seguing into a spicy finish that lingers in the mouth. It is a delicious, complex Smith Haut Lafi"e Blanc that should age well over the next 12-15 years. March 2017 Drink: 2018-2032 WA 93

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CHÂTEAU D’ARMAILHAC 2009 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label. CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR PEYRABON 2010 (1) Pauillac. wrinkled label. CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2014 (4) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label. The 2014 Pontet-Canet, now in bo"le, was tasted twice during my trip to Bordeaux. It has an a"ractive bouquet: graphite tinged black fruit, incense and violets, perhaps a li"le more hedonistic than I envisaged when I tasted it from barrel. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannin thanks to the keen line of acidity. I like the precision of this Pontet-Canet. It feels linear and correct, pencil lead notes developing towards the second half, more quintessentially Pauillac than previous vintages, with what you might describe as a classic Pauillac finish that retains the focus that I remarked upon from barrel. Tasted February 2017. WA 94 DOMAINES BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD LÉGENDE 2012 (2) Pauillac. 1 x scuffed label. 13 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2008 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scraped and stained label.

per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2012 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 1 x scraped label. Tasted at the Mouton-Rothschild vertical in London, the 2012 Mouton-Rothschild clearly has the upper hand over the 2011, if not quite at the level of the 2009, 2010 and what I envisage will be the 2015. There is obviously greater fruit intensity here, as if the contrast has been dialed up a couple of notches. It is quite showy on the nose, preening in its infancy with pure black cherries, graphite and hints of cold slatelike scents, later that hint of seaweed I observed when tasted blind a few months earlier. The palate is beautifully balanced with great vim and vigor. This is a Mouton that will not be put down - vivacious, vivid and delineated with wonderful focus and crucially, impressive persistence on the finish. Do not underestimate this Mouton-Rothschild, because I can see an upswing as it matures in bo"le. Tasted April 2016. Drink: 2025-2050 WA 96 2 bts.

LE PETIT MOUTON DE MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2007 Pauillac. 2 x wrinkled, scraped and soiled labels.

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per lot $1,000 - $1,200

Drink: 2015-2035 WA 94 1 bt.

per lot $500 - $700

233 CHÂTEAU DE RAYNE-VIGNEAU 2011 (6 hf. bt.) Sauternes. 1er Cru Classé

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The palate is beautifully poised, tense and tightly coiled on the entry and then it just explodes in the mouth with pure, unbridled, joyous botrytized fruit struck through with a silver thread of acidity. It displays exemplary tension and freshness, along with great persistency in the mouth. Tasted January 2012. WA 96 2 bts.

WA 95 1 bt.

CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 2008 Sauternes. Premier Cru Supérieur 2 x soiled labels. 1 x scuffed label.

per lot $700 - $900

CHÂTEAU DOISY-DAËNE 2011 (5 hf. bt.) Sauternes. 2 x scuffed labels. 2 x stained labels. WA 95 CHÂTEAU GUIRAUD 2011 (4 hf. bt.) Sauternes. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label. This wine has exceptional clarity, balance and freshness, with lots of spicy botrytis character. Full body, medium-sweet and a crisp finish. It’s racy and refined. What’s impressive is the intensity of noble rot that makes the wine feel almost dry. This is the greatest wine ever made here. Made from organic grapes. Try in 2017, but already delicious to drink. October 2014 jamessuckling.com WS 97 JS 99 15 hf. bts.

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BELLE GLOS PINOT NOIR CLARK & TELEPHONE VINEYARD 2013 (5) Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County.

JS 93

BELLE GLOS PINOT NOIR LAS ALTURAS 2012 (8) Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County. 3 x scuffed 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 WA 100 MAISON ROCHE DE BELLENE GEVREYCHAMBERTIN COLLECTION BELLENUM 2001 (2) Côte de Nuits. 1 x soiled label. VEUVE CLICQUOT PONSARDIN CHAMPAGNE BRUT LA GRANDE DAME 2004 (1) Champagne. u. 4 cm. 5 bts. per lot $600 - $800

235 BERINGER CABERNET SAUVIGNON PRIVATE RESERVE 2010 (2) Napa Valley. The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve is built from completely different sources. Sixtysix percent came from the St. Helena Home Ranch, 18% from the Chabot Vineyard, and the rest from Beringer’s estates in St. Helena, Rutherford and Coombsville. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that came in at 14.6% natural alcohol with a pH of 3.8. Perhaps the greatest Beringer Private Reserve since the 2007, 2005, 2002 and 2001, the 2010 offers up notes of lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, subtle smoke, wet rocks and background oak. Full-bodied, rich and impressive, it can be drunk now or cellared for two decades. October 2013 WA 96 CAKEBREAD CELLARS CHARDONNAY 2014 (2) Napa Valley. u. 2 x 1 cm. CAYMUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2011 (1) Napa Valley. peeling label. CAYMUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL SELECTION 2011 (2) 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. It is a terrific success for the vintage. Drink: 2013-2025 WS 94 WA 95 7 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

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Lots 240-259 Wines from a Collector including a Lovely Assortment of Quintarelli

GIRARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013 (2) Napa Valley. 2 x wrinkled labels. GOLDENEYE ANDERSON VALLEY PINOT NOIR 2012 (2) Mendocino County. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped label. GRGICH HILLS ESTATE CHARDONNAY 2013 (3) Napa Valley. 1 x damaged label. 1 x soiled label.

per lot $600 - $800

240 GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE 1995 Veneto. u. 2 x bn. 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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JOSEPH PHELPS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012 (3) Napa Valley. 3 x wrinkled labels. 1 x soiled label.

GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI CABERNET (FRANC) ALZERO 1998 Veneto. u. 3 x bn. 2 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label

12 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI CABERNET (FRANC) ALZERO 1998 Veneto. u. 3 x bn

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA CABERNET SAUVIGNON ARCHIMEDES 2013 (2) Alexander Valley, Sonoma County.

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

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Archimedes from Alexander Valley has the most imposing dense bluish/purple color of this grouping. Beautiful blueberry and black raspberry notes with hints of graphite and spice box jump from the glass of this full-bodied, stunningly rich and well-proportioned Cabernet Sauvignon that should drink gracefully for 25 or more years. It is clearly the showstopper in the six wines I tasted from Coppola. It can be drunk now or cellared for up to another 25 years. March 2016 Drink: 2016-2041 WA 94 PAUL HOBBS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013 (2) Napa Valley. QUILT CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014 (3) Napa Valley. 3 x wrinkled and peeling labels. STAG’S LEAP WINE CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON ARTEMIS 2013 (2) Napa Valley. 11 bts. per lot $500 - $700

243 GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI CABERNET (FRANC) ALZERO 1998 Veneto. u. 3 x bn 3 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500

244 GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI CABERNET (FRANC) ALZERO 1998 Veneto. u. 3 x bn. 3 x scuffed labels 3 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500


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GUISEPPE QUINTARELLI RECIOTO DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 1997 Tuscany. u. 8 x 1 cm

GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 2000 Veneto. u. 3 x 1 cm.

The 1997 Recioto della Valpolicella Classico is a gorgeous, refined wine with layers of sweet, perfumed fruit that flow gracefully from its medium-bodied frame. The 1997 Recioto isn’t quite as extroverted as the profound 1995, but it does offer impeccable balance in a relatively understated, slender style for this house. Sweet spices, licorice, leather and incense linger on the long and immensely satisfying finish. I tasted the 1997 Recioto from both 375ml and 750ml bo"les and found the wine consistently superb. October 2009 WA 94

The 2000 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a thing of beauty. This mid-weight, delicate red offers up a gorgeous array of crushed flowers, red berries and sweet spices in an ethereal style. As it sits in the glass the wine acquires concentration and richness. The wine possesses the grace of a ballerina, phenomenal balance and impeccable pedigree. In this vintage the Amarone shows suggestions of slightly newer barrels, and that may be why this is the first non-Riserva Amarone I can recall in at least a few years that doesn’t show the excess volatile acidity that has marred some previous wines. To be sure, this is a supertraditional, cask-aged Amarone, and it may not appeal to all palates, but readers in search of fine old-school Amarone won’t find a be"er wine among this year’s new releases. In time this score may very well go up...quite a bit. October 2009 WA 96+

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

246 GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI CABERNET (FRANC) ALZERO 1998 Veneto. u. 3 x bn. 1 x scuffed label 3 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500

247 GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI CABERNET (FRANC) ALZERO 1998 Veneto. u. 3 x bn. 1 x scuffed label 3 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500

248 GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI CABERNET (FRANC) ALZERO 1998 Veneto. u. 3 x bn. 2 x scuffed labels 3 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500

249 GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI CABERNET (FRANC) ALZERO 1998 Veneto. u. 3 x bn. 1 x scraped capsule 3 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500

250 GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI CABERNET (FRANC) ALZERO 1998 Veneto. u. 3 x bn. 2 x scuffed labels 3 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500

251 GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE 1995 Veneto. u. 2 x bn. 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

8 hf. bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

253 GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE 1995 Veneto. u. 2 x bn.

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

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GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 2000 Veneto. u. 3 x 1 cm.

254 GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE 1995 Veneto. u. 2 x bn. 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

255 GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE 1995 Veneto. u. 2 x bn.

WA 96+ 3 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500

258 GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 2000 Veneto. WA 96+ 3 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500

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DUCKHORN VINEYARDS MERLOT THREE PALMS VINEYARD 2014 Napa Valley.

DOMINUS ESTATE 2013 Napa Valley. 1 x scraped capsule

The 2000 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a thing of beauty. This mid-weight, delicate red offers up a gorgeous array of crushed flowers, red berries and sweet spices in an ethereal style. As it sits in the glass the wine acquires concentration and richness. The wine possesses the grace of a ballerina, phenomenal balance and impeccable pedigree. In this vintage the Amarone shows suggestions of slightly newer barrels, and that may be why this is the first non-Riserva Amarone I can recall in at least a few years that doesn’t show the excess volatile acidity that has marred some previous wines. To be sure, this is a supertraditional, cask-aged Amarone, and it may not appeal to all palates, but readers in search of fine old-school Amarone won’t find a be"er wine among this year’s new releases. In time this score may very well go up...quite a bit. October 2009 WA 96+

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

GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE 2003 (2) Veneto. u. 2 x bn Aged in bo"e grande for six years, the 2003 Valpolicella Classico Superiore shows delicate tones of tiny berry fruit, balsam herb, root beer, dried sage and crushed white pepper. It shows the best of this legendary artisan producer. In the mouth, the wine is nuanced and elegant with a fine and extremely polished feel. Tiny parts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo, Croatina and Sangiovese make their way into the blend. Drink 2014-2022. WA 92 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

260 CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 1975 (4 730 ml) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. 4 x vts. 4 x soiled labels. 1 x soiled capsule. CHÂTEAU BRANE-CANTENAC 1975 (2 730 ml) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x ts. 1 x hs. 2 x soiled & scuffed labels 6 730 ml.

per lot $600 - $800

261 CHÂTEAU PICHON BARON 2014 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 4 x scuffed labels

264 OPUS ONE 2014 Napa Valley. Blended of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec, the Opus One 2014 Proprietary Red Wine sports an inky purple color and nose of crushed black and red currants, black cherries and mulberries with touches of underbrush, sautéed herbs and pencil shavings plus a wa# of spice box. Medium-bodied, finely cra#ed and with an energetic line li#ing the red and black fruits, it has a bold frame of grainy tannins and a very long, earth and spice-layered finish. WA 96

262 BACIO DIVINO JANZEN BECKSTOFFER TO KALON CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2011 Napa Valley. 1 x scraped label 6 bts. per lot $600 - $800

2 bts.

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

OPUS ONE 2014 Napa Valley. WA 96 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

266 DOMINUS ESTATE 2013 Napa Valley. 1 x scraped capsule The 2013 Dominus is, to my way of thinking, one of the most profound wines Christian Moueix has yet made in his rather brilliant winemaking history, both in France and in Napa Valley. This wine, with very low yields of only 3,500 cases and a final blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc, offers up notes of cedar wood, forest floor, loamy soil and oodles of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit. Very opaque purple in color, super-pure and intense, this wine has low acidity, but ripe, noticeable tannins. This is a 30- to 40-year wine and a profound effort from this famous vineyard in Yountville. Drink it over the next 40 + years. October 2015. 30th Vintage Edition. WA 100 2 bts.

4 bts. per lot $400 - $600

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

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

1 bt.

per lot $500 - $700

269 ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE TO-KALON VINEYARD 2012 (OWC) Napa Valley. 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

270 DOMINIO PINGUS RIBERA DEL DUERO FLOR DE PINGUS 2010 (3) Ribera del Duero, Spain. 2 x scuffed labels DOMINIO PINGUS RIBERA DEL DUERO FLOR DE PINGUS 2012 (3) Ribera del Duero, Spain. 3 x scuffed labels WA 93 6 bts. per lot $600 - $800


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GRAHAM'S MALVEDOS VINTAGE PORT 1987 (1) Douro, Portugal. wrinkled & scuffed label

Saturated black/purple-colored, with stunning aromatics of blueberries, blackberries, licorice, and iron, this spectacular vintage port is one of the stars of the vintage. Extremely full-bodied, with silky tannin, spectacular concentration and purity, multiple flavor levels, and an evolved, forward personality, this is an exquisite yet precocious 1997 vintage port. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2030. December 1999 WA 96 TAYLOR FLADGATE VINTAGE PORT 1997 (6 hf. bt.) Douro, Portugal. 6 x wrinkled & scuffed labels WA 96 TAYLOR FLADGATE VINTAGE PORT 2000 (2) Douro, Portugal. 2 x wrinkled & scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label Among the most saturated blue/purple/blackcolored examples of the vintage, Taylor's 2000 tastes like a young vintage of Chateau Latour on steroids. Aromas of graphite, blackberry liqueur, creme de cassis and smoke jump from the glass. Spectacularly concentrated and enormously endowed, with sweetness allied to ripe tannin, decent acidity, and layer upon layer of fruit and extract, this is the leading candidate for the port of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2040. October 2002 WA 98 5 bts. & 6 hf. bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

272 FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 1992 (2) Douro, Portugal. 2 x scraped, peeling & scuffed labels 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 WA 97 FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 1994 (3) Douro, Portugal. 3 x scraped, peeling & scuffed labels One of the most spectacular 1994s, this opaque purple-colored wine is an exotic, flamboyant, ostentatious port. Extremely fragrant and pungent, with a flashy display of jammy cassis, pepper, licorice, and truffles, this port is an a#ention-grabber. Awesomely rich, and fullbodied, with superb length, richness, and overall balance, it possesses a huge mid-palate, layers of flavor, an unctuous texture, and a blockbuster finish. Everything is in place, with the brandy and tannin well-integrated, even concealed by the masses of fruit and glycerin. This wine will drink fabulously well at age ten, but keep for up to thirty years. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2035. October 1996. WA 97 5 bts. per lot $700 - $900

DELAFORCE VINTAGE PORT 1994 (2) Douro, Portugal. 2 x scuffed labels

GRAHAM'S MALVEDOS VINTAGE PORT 1988 (1) Douro, Portugal. wrinkled label

FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 1994 (3 hf. bt.) Douro, Portugal. 2 x scraped, peeling & scuffed labels

GRAHAM'S MALVEDOS VINTAGE PORT 1988 (4 hf. bt.) Douro, Portugal. 4 x wrinkled labels. 1 x scraped label

One of the most spectacular 1994s, this opaque purple-colored wine is an exotic, flamboyant, ostentatious port. Extremely fragrant and pungent, with a flashy display of jammy cassis, pepper, licorice, and truffles, this port is an a#ention-grabber. Awesomely rich, and fullbodied, with superb length, richness, and overall balance, it possesses a huge mid-palate, layers of flavor, an unctuous texture, and a blockbuster finish. Everything is in place, with the brandy and tannin well-integrated, even concealed by the masses of fruit and glycerin. This wine will drink fabulously well at age ten, but keep for up to thirty years. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2035. October 1996. WA 97 FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 1997 (2) Douro, Portugal. 2 x scraped, peeling & scuffed labels FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 2000 (2) Douro, Portugal. 2 x peeling & scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label The 2000 Fonseca continues to exude finesse and focus on the nose, with pure blackberry, juniper berries, licorice and a touch of sloes, perhaps as Adrian Bridge remarked, just beginning to close a$er ten years in bo#le. The palate is underpinned by very fine tannins, a sensual, svelte texture with wonderful acidity. The harmony and symmetry is alluring, the finish precise and demonstrating the persistency to suggest a long future ahead. Drink 2020-2060. February 2013 WS 94 WA 96 8 bts. & 3 hf. bts.

per lot $600 - $800

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GRAHAM'S VINTAGE PORT 1997 (2) Douro, Portugal. 2 x wrinkled & stained labels GRAHAM'S VINTAGE PORT 2000 (2) Douro, Portugal. 2 x bin soiled & scuffed labels 7 bts. & 4 hf. bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

276 QUINTA DO VESUVIO VINTAGE PORT 1994 (2) Douro, Portugal. 2 x wrinkled & scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label QUINTA DO VESUVIO VINTAGE PORT 1995 (3) Douro, Portugal. 3 x wrinkled & scuffed labels. QUINTA DO VESUVIO VINTAGE PORT 2000 (2) Douro, Portugal. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x sraped label QUINTA DO VESUVIO VINTAGE PORT 2004 (1) Douro, Portugal. wrinkled label 8 bts. per lot $700 - $900

DOW'S VINTAGE PORT 1995 (5) Douro, Portugal. 5 x scuffed labels. 1 scraped labels DOW'S VINTAGE PORT 1997 (2) Douro, Portugal. 2 x scuffed & peeling labels. 1 x scraped label 7 bts.

GRAHAM'S VINTAGE PORT 1985 (1) Douro, Portugal. wrinkled & scraped label

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CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2001 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. scraped label.

WARRE'S QUINTA DA CAVADINHA VINTAGE PORT 1996 (1) Douro, Portugal. WARRE'S VINTAGE PORT 1994 (2) Douro, Portugal. 2 x peeling, wrinkled & scuffed labels One of the finest Warres I have ever tasted, this opaque purple-colored wine is made in a drier style (a la Dow), yet it is expressive, extremely full-bodied, with superb richness, purity, and well-integrated alcohol and tannin. It possesses a great mid-palate as well as impressive length. Tasters should take note of the wealth of peppery, licorice-scented and flavored raspberry and blackcurrant fruit. Look for it to be ready to drink in 10-12 years, and keep for 30+. This is a profound example of Warre vintage port. October 1996 WA 94 WARRE'S VINTAGE PORT 1994 (3 hf. bt.) Douro, Portugal. 3 x wrinkled labels WA 94

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

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

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

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

NIEPOORT VINTAGE PORT 2000 (1) Douro, Portugal.

2 bts.

WARRE'S VINTAGE PORT 1997 (2) Douro, Portugal. 2 x wrinkled labels. 1 x scraped label WARRE'S VINTAGE PORT 2000 (2) Douro, Portugal. 2 x stained, wrinkled & scraped labels 9 bts. & 3 hf. bts.

per lot $500 - $700

278 CHURCHILL'S VINTAGE PORT 1994 (2) Douro, Portugal. 2 x wrinkled & scraped labels

SMITH WOODHOUSE MADALENA VINTAGE PORT 1995 (3) Douro, Portugal. 2 x soiled labels SMITH WOODHOUSE VINTAGE PORT 1994 (6) Douro, Portugal. 6 x scuffed & wrinkled labels. 1 x scraped label

1 bt.

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281 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1989 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé stained and wrinkled label. 1 bt.

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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2001 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé scraped and scuffed label. WA 94 1 bt.

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

ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 2000 (1) Tuscany.

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

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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

TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA BOLGHERI SUPERIORE ORNELLAIA 2002 (1) Tuscany. WA 92 TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA BOLGHERI SUPERIORE ORNELLAIA 2003 (1) Tuscany. wine stained & scuffed label WA 93

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2005 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label.

1 bt.

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

per lot $800 - $1,000

3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

291 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA SASSICAIA 2000 Tuscany. 1 x torn label. 1 x scuffed label

The 2003 Solaia (75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc) reveals the essence of blackberry jam, licorice, cassis, tar and minerals in a super-ripe, heady expression of the vintage. Richly sumptuous on the palate, this beautiful, expansive Solaia offers terrific length as well as stunning balance with plenty of style. It is sure to deliver much gratification over the next decade or so. WS 95 WA 93 ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 2004 (1) Tuscany. scraped label

3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

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TENUTA SETTE PONTI ORENO TOSCANA IGT 2003 Tuscany. 2 x wrinkled labels. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped label.

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

4 bts. per lot $300 - $500

ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 2003 (1) Tuscany.

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

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2000 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 2 x scraped labels. per lot $700 - $900

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

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

TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA SASSICAIA 2001 Tuscany.

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

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TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO TOSCANA IGT 2005 Tuscany. scuffed label.

TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA SASSICAIA 2003 Tuscany. u. 3 x bn. 3 x scuffed labels.

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

WA 92

1 bt.

3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

CASTEGIOCONDO (MARCHESI DE' FRESCOBALDI) BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA RIPE AL CONVENTO 2001 (3) Tuscany. 4 bts. per lot $300 - $500

297 CASTELLO BANFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA POGGIO A L'ORO 1997 Tuscany. 3 x peeling labels 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

298 CASTELGIOCONDO (MARCHESI DE' FRESCOBALDI) BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA RIPE AL CONVENTO 2001 Tuscany. 3 x scraped labels. 1 x scuffed label 4 bts. per lot $300 - $500

per lot $800 - $1,000

TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA SASSICAIA 2003 Tuscany. u. 2 x bn. 2 x scuffed label. WA 92

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

WA 94

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

1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,000

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TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA BOLGHERI SUPERIORE ORNELLAIA 2003 (1) Tuscany. u. vts. scuffed label. WA 93

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

TENUTA GUADO AL TASSO (ANTINORI) BOLGHERI SUPERIORE 2001 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 2 x wrinkled labels. 1 x scuffed label.

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304 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA SASSICAIA 2001 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 1 x wrinkled label. 1 x scuffed label.

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309 ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 2000 Tuscany. u. 1 x vts. 3 x wrinkled labels. 1 x scuffed label.

TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA SASSICAIA 2001 Tuscany. u. 2 x bn. 2 x scuffed labels.

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ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 2001 (1) Tuscany. scuffed label.

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

312 ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 2001 Tuscany. u. 2 x bn. 3 x scuffed labels. The 2001 Solaia, far superior to the overrated 1997 (to which I also prefer the 1999 and 1994) is a classic example of central Tuscan Cabernet at its best, ruby-purple in color, warm and explosive in its expression of black currant fruit, tobacco, tar, and graphite, superbly concentrated and dense on the palate but balanced and shapely at the same time and with a noble austerity and grip on the finish which resembles the best of Bordeaux. The wine is a sure bet for another two decades of superb drinking. April 2006 WS 93 WA 96

The 2001 Solaia, far superior to the overrated 1997 (to which I also prefer the 1999 and 1994) is a classic example of central Tuscan Cabernet at its best, ruby-purple in color, warm and explosive in its expression of black currant fruit, tobacco, tar, and graphite, superbly concentrated and dense on the palate but balanced and shapely at the same time and with a noble austerity and grip on the finish which resembles the best of Bordeaux. The wine is a sure bet for another two decades of superb drinking. April 2006 WS 93 WA 96 ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 2005 (1) Tuscany. scuffed label. WA 93 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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

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

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

316 ANTINORI TIGNANELLO TOSCANA IGT 2008 Tuscany. 1 x scuffed label. The 2008 Tignanello is unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage. The 2008 isn’t a huge or obvious Tignanello, rather it is a wine that impresses for its sublime elegance and precision. Understated layers of fruit caress the palate like cashmere in this impeccable, so" wine. There is not a hard edge to be found. Black cherries, tobacco, smoke and licorice are some of the notes that come through on the finish. The flavor profile is decidedly on the dark side, but the wine’s structure is medium in body and intensity. In 2008 the Tignanello has more energy, focus and length than the Solaia. It is a fabulous achievement! The 2008 Tignanello is 80% Sangiovese aged in 300-liter French oak barrels (1/3rd new), 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, both aged in 100% new 225-liter French oak barriques. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. WS 92 WA 94 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

CROCE DI MEZZO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1997 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. peeling label. GIORGIO PRIMO LA MASSA CHIANTI CLASSICO 2001 (1) Tuscany. scuffed label. MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI GIRAMONTE 2003 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. wrinkled label. MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI MORMORETO CASTELLO DI NIPOZZANO 2000 (1) Tuscany. wrinkled label. 5 bts. per lot $500 - $700

318 ARGIANO SOLENGO 2002 (1) Tuscany. scraped label. IL BORRO TOSCANA 2004 (1) Tuscany. scraped and scuffed label. MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI MORMORETO CASTELLO DI NIPOZZANO 2000 (1) Tuscany. wrinkled and scraped label. TENUTE MARCHESE ANTINORI CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA 1999 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. TERRABIANCA CAMPACCIO 1999 (1) Tuscany. scraped label. 5 bts. per lot $400 - $600


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SHAFER VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON HILLSIDE SELECT 2004 Napa Valley.

MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI GIRAMONTE 2001 (1) Tuscany. scuffed and wrinkled label. MONTEVETRANO COLLI DI SALERNO 2001 (1) Campania. scuffed label. POGGIO ANTICO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2001 (1) Tuscany. scuffed and wrinkled label. TERRABIANCA PIANO DEL CIPRESSO 2001 (1) Tuscany. scraped label.

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

per lot $500 - $700

5 bts. per lot $300 - $500

324

320 TERRABIANCA CEPPATE 2001 (1 mag.) Tuscany. scuffed label. TERRABIANCA PIANO DEL CIPRESSO 2001 (1 mag.) Tuscany. scraped label. 2 mags.

per lot $200 - $400

321

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

MAZZEI CASTELLO DE FONTERUTOLI SIEPI 2001 Tuscany. u. 4 x bn. 2 x scraped labels. 2 x scuffed labels.

1 bt.

4 bts. per lot $300 - $500

BEAUX FRÈRES VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2000 Willame"e Valley, Oregon. u. 2 x 1 cm. 1 x scraped label. 2 x scuffed label.

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

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

325

2 mags.

per lot $300 - $500

326 BEAUX FRÈRES VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2000 Willame"e Valley, Oregon. u. 2 x 1 cm. 2 x scuffed labels. 2 mags.

per lot $300 - $500

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

per lot $700 - $900

328 KENWOOD CABERNET SAUVIGNON ARTIST SERIES 1992 (1) Sonoma Valley. scraped and wrinkled label. KENWOOD CABERNET SAUVIGNON ARTIST SERIES 1996 (1) Sonoma County. scuffed and wrinkled label. KENWOOD CABERNET SAUVIGNON ARTIST SERIES 1997 (1) Sonoma County. scuffed and wrinkled label. KENWOOD CABERNET SAUVIGNON ARTIST SERIES 1998 (1) Sonoma County. scuffed label. KENWOOD CABERNET SAUVIGNON ARTIST SERIES 1999 (1) Sonoma County. 5 bts. per lot $300 - $500

329 KENWOOD CABERNET SAUVIGNON ARTIST SERIES 1997 (OWC) Sonoma County. wrinkled, stained and scuffed label. 1 3 ltr. per lot $300 - $500

330 JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS INSIGNIA PROPRIETARY RED WINE 1999 Napa Valley. u. 2 x bn. 1 x taped and scraped label. 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600


331

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338

BACIO DIVINO CELLARS RED 1997 (1) Napa Valley. scraped label.

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU GEVREYCHAMBERTIN CLOS ST. JACQUES 1996 Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé scuffed label

DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 2001 (1) Rhône.

FROG'S LEAP WINERY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2004 (1) Napa Valley. u. bn. scraped label. SHAFER VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2000 (1) Napa Valley. wrinkled label. SHAFER VINEYARDS MERLOT 1998 (1) Napa Valley. wrinkle and peeling label. SILVERADO CABERNET SAUVIGNON LIMITED RESERVE 2001 (1) Napa Valley. u. bn. scraped label.

I have long considered the 1996 GevreyChambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques from Armand Rousseau to be a brilliant wine, though it is a few years since we last met. Here, it had a broody and surprisingly youthful bouquet: dark berry fruit, juniper berries, briary and sous-bois aromas. Captivating...but serious! The palate is medium-bodied with that impressive fruit concentration although it has clearly mellowed in recent years. There remains a firmness and an obduracy, yet also wondrous harmony and compose, almost effortless in nature as it gently fans out on the finish. As I said before, this has a long future. Tasted November 2016. Drink: 2017-2037 WA 96 1 bt.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

5 bts. per lot $300 - $500

Lots 333-345 Wines from the Collection of a Noted Winemaker

333 LOUIS JADOT GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN CLOS ST. JACQUES 2005 Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé The Jadot 2005 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St.Jacques smells of black cherry, charred beef, high-toned cherry pit and almond as well as of an alkaline and wet stone minerality. It has density and real grip on the palate, displaying low-toned meatiness and smoky, stony, salty minerality in its long finish. And for all of this wine’s manifest extract and tannin, it displays a fla!ering creaminess of texture that few of Jadot’s wines possess. June 2007 WA 92-94 1 mag.

per lot $400 - $600

334 DOMAINE G. ROUMIER CHAMBOLLEMUSIGNY CRU LES CRAS 2001 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé DOMAINE G. ROUMIER CHAMBOLLEMUSIGNY CRU LES CRAS 2002 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé DOMAINE G. ROUMIER MOREY-SAINTDENIS CLOS DE LA BUSSIÈRE 2001 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé 3 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,600

Leading off the vertical and coming from a year described as “easy” by Jean-Louis, the 2001 Hermitage is a beautiful wine that possesses an elegant, perfumed and classical feel. Lavender, garrigue, violets and impressive dark fruit all emerge from the glass, and it shows more minerality and cut on the palate, with medium to full-bodied richness and depth. Showing very li!le evolution, it nevertheless has plenty of charm at this stage. Ideally, it will be given another 3-4 years in the cellar, and it should shine for decade or more a$er that. August 2014 Drink: 2017-2027 WA 94+ DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE BLANC 2001 (1) Rhône. WA 92-94

336

2 bts.

DOMAINE COMTE ARMAND POMMARD CLOS DES EPENEAUX MONOPOLE 1999 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

339

1 mag.

per lot $400 - $600

337 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 1995 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 2 x cm. The 1995 will have three decades of longevity, but it will not be approachable before 2006. It exhibits a deep dark ruby/purple color, and a provocative (probably controversial) aromatic profile of animal fur, tar, truffles, black cherries, cassis, licorice, and minerals. A medium to fullbodied wine, with a boatload of tannin, considerable grip and structure, and a weighty feel in the mouth, this appears to be a classic vin de garde made in the style of the 1978 Beaucastel (which is still not close to full maturity). Prospective purchasers over the age of forty should be buying this wine for their children. WS 95 WA 92 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 1998 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. WA 93 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2001 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. scuffed label This inky/ruby/purple-colored cuvee offers a classic Beaucastel bouquet of new saddle leather, cigar smoke, roasted herbs, black truffles, underbrush, and blackberry as well as cherry fruit. It is a superb, earthy expression of this Mourvedre-dominated cuvee. Full-bodied and powerful, it will undoubtedly close down over the next several years, not to re-emerge for 7-8 years. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025. WS 93 WA 96 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

per lot $400 - $600

BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO LE ROCCHE DEL FALLETTO DI SERRALUNGA D’ALBA RISERVA 2001 Piedmonte. The 2001 Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falle!o is unbelievably reticent, which is hardly surprising considering how massive the wine was when it was relased. Readers will have to be especially patient here. The 2001 is best forgo!en about for a number of years. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026. April 2012 Bo!le #'s #8928 & 8929 WA 97 2 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

340 VENTURINI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CAMPO MASUA 2007 Veneto. u. 6 x 1 cm. 6 x scuffed labels 6 bts. per lot $300 - $500


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347

GIACOMO CONTERNO BAROLO RISERVA MONFORTINO 1999 Piedmonte.

GIACOMO CONTERNO BAROLO CASCINA FRANCIA 2001 Piedmonte. u. 2 x 2 cm.

CHÂTEAU CANON-LA-GAFFELIÈRE 1990 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B 1 x damaged label.

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

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

GIACOMO CONTERNO BAROLO RISERVA MONFORTINO 1999 Piedmonte. WA 98 per lot $1,200 - $1,400

343 GIACOMO CONTERNO BAROLO CASCINA FRANCIA 1996 (1) Piedmonte. u. 2 cm. GIACOMO CONTERNO BAROLO CASCINA FRANCIA 1999 (2) Piedmonte. u. 2 x 2 cm. 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

WS 93 WA 94 CHÂTEAU LARMANDE 1990 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 1 x wrinked label. 1 x scuffed label. CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 1986 (1) Pomerol. u. bn. damaged label. scraped capsule. 5 bts. per lot $600 - $800

348 CHÂTEAU LES ORMES DE PEZ 1990 (OWC) Saint-Estèphe. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel 12 bts. per lot $600 - $800

2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

345 BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO FALLETTO DI SERRALUNGA D`ALBA 1999 (2) Piedmonte.

342

1 bt.

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

Bo!le #'s 10340 and 7535 BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO LE ROCCHE DEL FALLETTO DI SERALUNGA D’ALBA 1999 (1) Piedmonte. Bo!le #10684

349 CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE 1989 (2) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 1 x wrinkled label. 2 x stained labels. CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE 1990 (1) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé wrinkled label. WA 94 CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE 1995 (1) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé u. bn.

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

CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE 1998 (1) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé wrinkled and soiled label.

346

CHÂTEAU LANESSAN 1996 (1) Haut-Médoc. u. bn.

CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 1989 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé u. vts. damaged and stained label.

CHÂTEAU LANGOA BARTON 1995 (2) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label

CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 1998 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé wrinkled and scraped label.

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1989 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. damaged and soiled label

CHÂTEAU GISCOURS 1990 (2) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé 2 x stained labels.

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

CHÂTEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPÉRY 1998 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé 5 bts. per lot $400 - $600


350

354

357

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1990 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn

CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 1990 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 5 x bn. 5 x wrinked labels. 2 x scraped labels.

CHÂTEAU DE CRUZEAU 1990 (6) Pessac-Léognan. 6 x wrinkled and stained labels.

5 bts. per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1986 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 cm. wrinkled soiled label. scuffed capsule.

Believe it or not, the 1990 Leoville Barton can actually be drunk - something that cannot be said about the broodingly backward, still excruciatingly tannic 1982. The exceptionally concentrated 1990 reveals more polished, sweeter tannins along with a big, sweet kiss of black currant, forest floor, cedar, and spice box notes. While it still has some tannins to shed, this full-bodied, powerful, long wine is approachable. It should continue to evolve for another two decades. June 2009 Drink: 2009 -2029 WA 93+ 6 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

351 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1990 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn WA 93+ 6 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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

352

1 bt.

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1986 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé stained and scraped label

356

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

WA 93

355

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1988 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé soiled, wrinkled label. scraped capsule. CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1989 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. wrinkled and stained label. Tasted from magnum and presented by Baron Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, the 1989 Château Mouton-Rothschild might not reach the ethereal heights of the 1982 or 1986, but it is certainly a lovely Claret. It has an a!ractive, slightly leafy bouquet armed with cedar and pencil lead. There is less fruit concentration than I expected, resolutely classic, slightly austere Bordeaux. The palate follows suit. What it lacks in substance it compensates with in balance and personality. This is an understated Mouton-Rothschild that is probably at its peak, although I envisage this offering another two decades of pleasure. Whilst this showing did not replicate some glorious bo!les in the past, it remains a very fine Claret that may not be inclined to improve any further. Tasted February 2016. Drink: 2016 -2035 WA 93

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1986 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé u. bn. wrinkled and soiled label. scraped capsule. LA CHAPELLE DE LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1998 (3) Pessac-Léognan. 1 x stained label. 11 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

358 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1990 Pomerol. u. bn. soiled label. scraped capsule. The 1990 Petrus remains incredibly young, one of the least evolved wines of the vintage (along with Montrose and Beausejour-Duffau). This dense ruby/purple-colored effort is beginning to hint at the massive richness and full-bodied intensity lurking beneath its wall of tannin. The vintage’s sweetness, low acidity, and velvety tannins are present in abundance, and the wine is massive in the mouth as well as incredibly pure and well-delineated. I thought it would be drinkable by now, but it appears another 5-10 years will pass before it begins to reach its plateau of maturity. This wine is capable of lasting at least four more decades. An incredible achievement! June 2009 Drink: 2014 -2054 WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $4,500 - $5,000

359 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1975 Sauternes. Premier Cru Supérieur u. vts. bin soiled & damaged label

PAVILLION ROUGE DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1998 (3) Margaux.

The 1975 Château d'Yquem stands as one of the towering successes of that decade and at 40 years of age, it shows no signs of losing any of its prowess. This bo!le represented one of the best that I have encountered. Iridescent in color, the bouquet soars from the glass, a pyrotechnic display of quince, Clementine, honey and a touch of aszu, lending it a slight Tokaji-like personality. It is beautifully defined and intense. The palate is pure and detailed with a killer line of acidity, vibrant honeyed fruit and a mellifluous finish that is now fully expressive. It vies with the imperious 1971 as the greatest Yquem of that era. This is simply magnificent. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2050 WA 98

7 bts.

1 bt.

1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

353 CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA 1995 (4) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 4 x stained labels.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

per lot $700 - $900


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PENFOLDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON BIN 707 1989 (1) South Australia. u. bn. damaged and stained label.

CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1989 Sauternes. Premier Cru Supérieur 3 x scraped labels

CHÂTEAU LYNCH BAGES 2000 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé scuffed label.

The favorite sweet wine of millionaires, Chateau d'Yquem has, not unexpectedly, turned in a brilliant effort with their newly released 1989. It is a large-scaled, massively rich, unctuously-textured wine that should evolve effortlessly for a half century or more. It does not reveal the compelling finesse and complexity of the 1988 or 1986, but it is a far heavier, richer wine than either of those vintages. It is reminiscent of the 1976, with additional fat and glycerin. The wine is extremely alcoholic and rich, with a huge nose of smoky, honey-covered coconuts and overripe pineapples and apricots. As with most young vintages of Yquem, the wine's structure is barely noticeable. These wines are so highly extracted and rich yet approachable young, it is difficult to believe they will last for 50 or more years. The 1989 is the richest Yquem made in the eighties, and it has an edge in complexity over the powerhouse 1983. December 1997 Drink: 1995-2045 WA 97

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

PENFOLDS GRANGE BIN 95 1982 (1) South Australia. u. ts. damaged, stained and scraped label. Deep brick colored, the 1982 Grange has an evolved/mature, meat/gamy and spice cake nose with a wa! of balsamic, old chesterfield and some pleasant funk. So!, elegant, fully mature and light to medium-bodied, it still has tons of spice and savory fruit to offer and satisfying length. October 2016 Drink: 2016 -2022 WA 94 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

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

3 hf. bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

364 DOMAINE JEAN-MICHEL GAUNOUX MEURSAULT LES PERRIÈRES 2010 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 2 x stained labels, 1 x scraped label 6 bts. per lot $600 - $800

365 DOMAINE JEAN-MICHEL GAUNOUX MEURSAULT LES PERRIÈRES 2010 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scraped label

5 bts. per lot $300 - $500

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2010 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label. An absolutely amazing wine, from grapes harvested between the end of September and October 17, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot has close to 15% natural alcohol. It comes from one of the few biodynamic vineyards in Bordeaux, but you are likely to see many more, given the success that Tesseron seems to be having at all levels, both in his vineyards and in his fermentation/winemaking. An astounding, compelling wine with the classic Pauillac nose more o!en associated with its cross-street neighbor, Mouton-Rothschild, creme de cassis, there are also some violets and other assorted floral notes. The wine has off-the-charts massiveness and intensity but never comes across as heavy, overbearing or astringent. Drink: 2021-2061 WA 100 4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

367 CHÂTEAU L'EGLISE-CLINET 2006 Pomerol. 4 x scuffed labels.

5 bts. per lot $500 - $700

362

4 bts. per lot $700 - $900

ALLEGRINI LA POJA VERONESE 1996 (1) Veneto. scuffed label

368

BERTANI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 1995 (1) Veneto. u. 2 cm. scuffed label

DOMAINE WILLIAM FEVRE CHABLIS LES PREUSES 2011 Chablis. Grand Cru Classé 1 x damaged label.

GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE 1995 (1) Veneto. scuffed label

4 bts. per lot $400 - $600

3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 2009 Veneto. 1 x scuffed label.

369

2 bts.

per lot $500 - $700


370

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378

ANTINORI SOLAIA TOSCANA IGT 2004 Tuscany. 2 x crooked label.

PENFOLDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON BIN 707 2004 (1) South Australia. scraped label

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2000 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé wrinkled, stained & scraped label

The 2004 Solaia is breathtaking, as it so o!en is. Soaring aromatics lead to a sweet, layered expression of dark fruit. The wine possesses super clarity and precision with a gorgeous inner tension that carries all the way through to the long finish. The tannins remain incredibly finessed and silky. This is a more restrained, elegant style than the full-thro"le 2001. 2004 is the first vintage in which the component wines were aged separately, rather than together, as had been the custom in previous vintages. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024. WS 96 WA 96 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

371

The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon “Bin 707” is one of the Penfolds’ flagship wines. It was aged for 15 months in 100% new American oak. Opaque purple/black, it exhibits a classic Cabernet nose of cedar, tobacco, spice box, black currant, and blackberry liqueur. Mediumbodied (13.5% alcohol) but dense and concentrated, with tons of black fruit flavor, the wine is tightly knit, structured, beautifully balanced, and very promising. It needs a minimum of 10-12 years of cellaring and should provide pleasure through 2040. October 2007 Drink: 2017-2040 WA 95 PENFOLDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON BIN 707 2006 (2) South Australia. 2 scraped labels

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2012 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

The Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 16 months in new American oak hogsheads. A glass-coating opaque purple, it displays aromas of pain grille, pencil lead, mulberry, spice box, and black currant. Medium to fullbodied and seriously structured, it has the fruit to complement its frame. On the palate, espresso and chocolate make an appearance along with layers of savory black fruits. Dense and exceptionally lengthy it will continue to unwind for another 6-8 years and drink well from 2015 to 2031. December 2009 WA 94

1 bt.

3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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

per lot $600 - $800

372

per lot $600 - $800

373

377

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2013 Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1997 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé stained & scraped label

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

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

1 bt.

per lot $2,400 - $2,600

374 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2008 Pomerol. WS 93 WA 97 1 bt.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

375 CHAMPAGNE BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD 2008 Champagne. 1 x scuffed label 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

The 1999 Chateau Margaux has been the standout First Growth since I first tasted the wine from barrel. Now reaching its plateau of maturity, it has an understated nose at first, armed with impressive mineralité with a gorgeous graphite seam. The definition and precision here is top class. The palate is medium-bodied and smooth in texture, very harmonious and assured, surprisingly with some new oak still to be fully assimilated into the wine. The signature Margaux traits of crushed black cherries and violets comes through towards the finish, suggestions of raspberry reserve and desiccated orange peel enhancing the long finish. Perhaps I might temper my initial enthusiasm for the 1999 Château Margaux...but only slightly. It comes highly recommended. Tasted May 2016. WS 93 WA 95 2 bts.

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

per lot $1,600 - $1,800

379 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1995 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 3 x wrinkled label A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 19% Merlot, it reveals an opaque purple color, and reluctant aromas of cassis, truffles, coffee, licorice, and spice. In the mouth, the wine is "great stuff," with superb density, a full-bodied personality, rich midpalate, and a layered, profound finish that lasts for 40+ seconds. There is outstanding purity and high tannin, but my instincts suggest this wine is lower in acidity and slightly fleshier than the brawnier, bigger 1996. Both are great efforts from Mouton-Rothschild. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2030. WS 94 WA 95 3 bts. per lot $2,000 - $2,200

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

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BODEGAS TORO ALBALÁ DON PX CONVENTO SELECCIÓN 1946 Montilla-Moriles, Spain.

TAYLOR FLADGATE VERY OLD SINGLE HARVEST PORT 1967 (OWC) Douro, Portugal.

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 WA 96

The 1946 Don PX Convento Seleccion produced with Pedro Ximenez grapes dehydrated under the sun at the time of the Second World War, was only bo"led in September 2011. This is an extreme wine, my first descriptor was ultramega-super concentrated. It is unbelievably powerful, both in the nose and the palate, full of umami, with sweet cinnamon, Christmas cake, camphor, petrol, lemongrass, Belgian chocolate and bu"er. Incredibly complex and rich, sweet, balanced and smooth in the palate, it is both very sweet and somehow salty, and with time it develops a black olive note. It combines the texture of the 1962 and the elegance of the 1949. It is as decadent as it gets. 825 bo"les were produced. This wine will survive all of us. These wines are kept for generations and offered in very small quantities, but it’s amazing that you can still buy and drink something so old, and I’m even tempted to say that it might represent good value for what it is. A real tour de force sweet wine. Drink it if you ever have the privilege to do so from 2013-2060. August 2013 # 90 & # 91 WA 100

This molasses-flavored beauty emphasizes its complexity, seeming elegant in the mid-palate, but remarkably concentrated in flavor. Despite that concentration of flavor, this never seems even a li"le jammy. It is also wonderfully persistent on the finish. The most notable features here, though, are the smooth, unctuous texture and the complexity--the mature flavors, not only molasses, but a bit of seared caramel. It was interesting revisiting this a few days later, by the way. Some say these long-aged tawnies never change. I never believed that was true and this is a good example. On opening, there was a touch of a hard edge and it was sometimes just a li"le harsh on the finish. A couple of days later that was literally gone and a#er a week or more, this seemed remarkably graceful and impeccably balanced. It eventually seemed even a touch understated. This was bo"led in 2016 with a bar-top cork. As noted on occasion, wines aged this long in barrel can in theory last indefinitely, assuming no cork failures, but it is ready and the bar-top cork means it is meant to drink now. December 2016 Drink: 2016-2060 WA 95

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

382 BODEGAS TORO ALBALÁ DON PX CONVENTO SELECCIÓN 1946 (OWC) Montilla-Moriles, Spain. The 1946 Don PX Convento Seleccion produced with Pedro Ximenez grapes dehydrated under the sun at the time of the Second World War, was only bo"led in September 2011. This is an extreme wine, my first descriptor was ultramega-super concentrated. It is unbelievably powerful, both in the nose and the palate, full of umami, with sweet cinnamon, Christmas cake, camphor, petrol, lemongrass, Belgian chocolate and bu"er. Incredibly complex and rich, sweet, balanced and smooth in the palate, it is both very sweet and somehow salty, and with time it develops a black olive note. It combines the texture of the 1962 and the elegance of the 1949. It is as decadent as it gets. 825 bo"les were produced. This wine will survive all of us. These wines are kept for generations and offered in very small quantities, but it’s amazing that you can still buy and drink something so old, and I’m even tempted to say that it might represent good value for what it is. A real tour de force sweet wine. Drink it if you ever have the privilege to do so from 2013-2060. August 2013 # 45 & # 87 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

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per lot $800 - $1,000

384 CHURCHILL’S VINTAGE PORT 1994 Douro, Portugal. 12 x wrinkled labels. 9 x scraped labels. 4 stained labels.

2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

387 WARRE'S VINTAGE PORT 2000 Douro, Portugal.

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TAYLOR FLADGATE VERY OLD SINGLE HARVEST PORT 1966 (OWC) Douro, Portugal.

Of course, the wine to buy in order to get a look at the Lafite Rothschild style and personality is their second wine, Carruades de Lafite, which has become very fashionable in Asia, causing the prices to soar. A very strong effort, the 2009 Carruades de Lafite may be the finest Carruades since the 2003. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and tiny amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it reveals lots of sweet cassis intermixed with subtle smoke and forest floor, undeniable lusciousness and full-bodied hedonism. The wood component is pushed to the background, and the wine is extremely viscous, round and delicious. Additional complexity should continue to emerge over the next decade and this 2009 should keep for 20-30 years. December 2011 Drink: 2012-2042 WA 93

Limited Edition The 1966 Single Harvest Tawny Port (i.e., a Colheita) is a traditional blend, aged in French and American oak. It comes in at 183 grams per liter of residual sugar. Surprisingly rich and fresh, this seems younger than its age. The complexity here is not quite as great as with some and the nuances of molasses and the like are controlled. On the other side of the coin, it has a rather sensual texture, finishing with a sugary burst. Underneath is the expected acidity and a bit of pop. Overall, it is rather seductive and quite delicious. Note that this will be released in January 2016, part of Taylor's old Colheita releases. December 2015 Drink: 2016-2045 WA 94 2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2015 Pomerol.

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE RUCHOTTES 2012 (1) Côte de Nuits.

WA 93 CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 2012 (2) Pomerol. Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 Trotanoy is clearly blossoming in bo"le. Over almost 20 years of tasting out of barrel, I cannot recall a Trotanoy that has so surpassed its showing at en primeur. It has a well-defined bouquet that initially seems straightforward. Don't be fooled...it opens in the glass and reveals subtle red berry fruit, truffle and ferrous aromas. There is stunning definition and poise here. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin. There is a core of wonderful Cabernet Franc here, the acidity extremely well judged with a precise, sustained finish. This is a sophisticated Pomerol with élan and no more, no less than a fabulous Trotanoy. Tasted January 2016. October 2016 Only 1,341 cases made. WS 96 WA 96 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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392 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU RUCHOTTES-CHAMBERTIN CLOS DES RUCHOTTES 2013 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

390 CHÂTEAU LE PIN 2012 Pomerol. scraped label Tasted blind at the Southwold 2012 tasting, 2012 Le Pin put in a very strong performance. It has a strict, graphite-infused bouquet that is strangely Pauillac-like (not a trait I have noticed on other vintages; I wonder whether it is just a passing phase?). This is earthier than its peers, with hints of leather in the background and sous-bois aromas becoming more and more accentuated by time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, elegant and understated in style with a fine line of acidity, harmonious and thankfully not screaming and shouting towards the stylish finish. This is an outstanding wine from Jacques Thienpont that might well be unfairly overshadowed by the 2009 and 2010. Tasted January 2016. Drink: 2020-2045 WA 95 1 bt.

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

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

WA 92-94 DOMAINE D'EUGÉNIE CLOS VOUGEOT 2010 (2) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label

The 2012 Rucho"es-Chambertin Clos des Rucho"es Grand Cru comes from the domain’s monopole: populated by one-third vines aged around 30-years and the remainder around 65years old (see December issue for more details.) This year it sees 20% new oak. It has wonderful delineation on the nose with heightened mineralite from the limestone soils. The palate is medium-bodied with a precise opening. There is a wave of pure, clinically defined fresh raspberry and wild strawberry notes that dovetails into quite a stern, very linear finish. This is uncompromising at the moment, an aloof yet compelling Rucho"esChambertin that does not quite possess the completeness of say, Mugneret-Gibourg’s, but clearly as the substance to age extremely well. December 2013 WA 94-96 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU GEVREYCHAMBERTIN CLOS ST. JACQUES 2014 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, Rousseau's 2014 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques has a very refined and delineated bouquet with prudent use of new oak here that is seamlessly integrated and allows the vibrant red fruit to flourish. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, very good tension and a welcome dash of spice toward the finish that conveys genuine substance and class. The a$ertaste is incredibly long—the mouth tingling with residual spiciness long a$er the wine has departed. This is stunning and, dare I suggest, equal to Rousseau's Chambertin and Clos de Bèze. Tasted September 2017. WA 97

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

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

per lot $2,000 - $2,500

394 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN 2014 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé WA 97 1 bt.

per lot $2,000 - $2,500

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396 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CLOS DE LA ROCHE 2013 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé WA 93-95 DOMAINE RAVENEAU CHABLIS CHAPELOT 2014 (1) Chablis. Premier Cru Classé scraped label 2 bts.

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E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA LANDONNE 2009 (1) Rhône.

CASANOVA DI NERI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO TENUTA NUOVA 2010 (2) Tuscany.

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

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 WA 100

There were 2.5 barrels of the 2011 Chambertin Grand Cru. It has a very expressive, very intense bouquet with dark-berry fruit, hints of licorice, wild mint and forest-floor that does not unfold but more explodes from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a spicy, mushroom-tinged opening. Quite masculine and structured with dry tannins on the finish, this will need several years to really harmonize and show its personality. Fine – but the 2012 is be"er. February 2014 WA 94 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

398 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE HOMMAGE À JACQUES PERRIN 2010 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Interestingly enough, even though many of the 2010 Perrin et Fils selections from the southern Rhone were scheduled to be bo"led right a#er my visit, the 2010 Beaucastel had already been put in bo"le. This is a gorgeous wine, a classic blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise and the balance the other permi"ed varietals in the appellation. Deep purple, with loads of bouquet garni, beef blood, blackberry, kirsch, smoke and truffle, this wine is full-bodied, rich and showing even be"er than it did last year. I still think it needs 3-5 years of cellaring, and it should last for 25-30 years, as most of the top vintages of Beaucastel do. October 2012 Drink: 2015-2045 WS 95 WA 96 M.CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE LE MÉAL 2011 (2) Rhône. u. 2 x 1 cm. 1 x scraped label Similar to the '12 and showing the generosity and warmth of this site, the 2011 Ermitage le Meal is another sexy wine that's just hard to resist. Full-bodied and concentrated, it's slightly more red fruit-driven with black raspberries, crushed flowers, sweet spice and roasted herb aromas and flavors all emerging from the glass. One of the denser, more concentrated 2011s out there, it still shows the 2011 extroverted and straight-up hedonistic character and will drink well for another 20+ years. September 2015 WA 98 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,000

E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA MOULINE 2009 (1) Rhône. Just as good, but made in a completely different style, the 2009 Cote Rotie la Mouline (which incorporates a whopping 11% of Viognier) offers an insane bouquet of roasted meats, toast, spice, caramelized meats, coffee bean and deep, concentrated and layered blackberry and cassis-styled fruit. As with the 2010, it has off-the-chart richness, a stacked mid-palate and a gorgeous polish to its tannin. Give it another 3 to 4 years and drink it over the following 2-3 decades. August 2014 Drink: 2017-2047 WA 100 E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA TURQUE 2009 (1) Rhône. Both the 2010 and the 2009 continue to blow me away every time I taste them, and to me, these represent the pinnacle of Cote Rotie— albeit in very different styles. Every bit as good as the 2010, the 2009 Cote Rotie la Turque is a flamboyant and sexy Cote Rotie that’s loaded with notions of smoked meats, blackberries, blackcurrants, beef blood and espresso roast. Thick, unctuous, hugely concentrated and long, it’s a heavenly wine I guarantee will put a smile on your face anytime over the coming 2-3 decades. December 2016 Drink: 2016-2046 WA 100 3 bts. per lot $1,600 - $1,800

400 DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 2012 Rhône. One of the more charming and forward efforts from Chave, the 2012 Hermitage sports a mostly opaque purple color to go with classic creme de cassis and blackberry fruits intermixed with notions of lead pencil shavings, violets and powdered rocks. Deep, full-bodied and sumptuously textured, with good freshness, this pure, elegant Hermitage shows more and more definition and cut with time in the glass, but never loses it's more fruit forward, charming profile. I suspect it will drink nicely for most of its life. December 2015 WA 96 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

MASI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA MAZZANO 2006 (2) Veneto. Only 1,183 cases produced. WA 94 JS 94 4 bts. per lot $700 - $900

402 OFFLEY PORT BARON DE FORRESTER VERY OLD TAWNY (ONE) Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. 40% ABV Distilled: 1975 Bo"led: 1997 Finish / Cask: Madiera Cask Bo"le: #35701 Notes: 1975 Reserve 1 bt.

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403 DUNN VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON HOWELL MOUNTAIN 2009 Napa Valley. 2 x stained label. 1 x scraped label. 1 x chipped capsule. The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain has more energy and focus than the Napa Valley bo"ling. Iron, graphite, red fruits, dried flowers are some of the many notes that take shape in this deep, complex, powerful wine. I imagine the 2009 will still be spectacular at age 30. For now, it needs at least another handful of years of cellaring to drink well. Huge veins of minerality support the huge fruit, giving the wine much of its pure tension and vitality. This is going to be a fascinating wine to follow over the coming decades. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039. December 2012 WA 96+ 6 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200


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DUNN VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON HOWELL MOUNTAIN 1992 (1) Napa Valley. scuffed label. chipped wax capsule

DOMINUS ESTATE 2005 (2) Napa Valley. u. 1 x bn.

The flagship wine comes from their high elevation vineyards on Howell Mountain. The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain possesses stunning minerality as well as sweet notes of ink, acacia flowers, blueberries and blackberries. Thick, unctuously textured and full-bodied with terrific concentration and density, it should drink well for two decades. October 2014 Drink: 2014-2034 WA 95

What makes the 1992 California Cabernet Sauvignon vintage so incredible is that one of its hallmarks is the voluptuous, opulent, and succulent nature of the fruit. In Dunn's offerings, that translates into wines that are massive and rich, but with sweeter, more expansive, chewy mid-palates...20-30 year wine. WA 97

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405 PAHLMEYER PROPRIETARY RED 2010 Napa Valley. 4 x scraped label Mocha, espresso, cloves and blackberry jam are some of many nuances that emerge from the 2010 Red Blend. A deep, rich wine, the 2010 boasts stunning aromatics, beautifully chiseled fruit and fabulous overall balance. I sense a slightly less sweet, overt style than in previous years, yet at the same time, there is plenty of richness in the glass. I suspect the 2010 will still be going strong at age 20. Today, it is flat-out gorgeous. The 2010 is 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030. December 2012 WA 95+ 5 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

406 SPOTTSWOODE CABERNET SAUVIGNON ESTATE 2012 Napa Valley. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet colored and opens with a nose that is just begging to be drunk, featuring warm cassis, charcuterie, molten chocolate, wild mushrooms and roasted nuts with nuances of cigar box, incense and menthol. Medium-bodied, the palate reveals beautiful intensity and depth, sporting very fine-grained, exquisitely ripe tannins and finishing with plenty of savory layers and a peppery kick. October 2018 Drink: 2020-2045 WA 99 2 bts.

DUNN VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON HOWELL MOUNTAIN 1997 (1) Napa Valley. u. bn. scuffed label The enormous 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is a super-powerful, fabulously-concentrated, 50-year wine. Aromas and flavors of blackberry/cassis jam, minerals, and subtle oak are found in this extravagantly rich, gargantuan Cabernet Sauvignon that should age effortlessly for half a century. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050. December 2000 WA 95 DUNN VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON HOWELL MOUNTAIN 2005 (1) Napa Valley. scuffed label. chipped wax capsule Dense purple in color and still looking like a barrel sample, the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain has a nice, cedary, new saddle leather-infused blackcurrant richness, outstanding purity, medium to full body, sweet tannin and a layered, lush texture. The level of concentration is impressive. I don’t think there’s a wine taster that could tell whether this is 13.8% or 15.8% alcohol, given this level of richness. This wine is certainly accessible, but probably won’t hit its prime for another 5-7 years, and like most Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignons, it will have a good 30+ years of longevity. (Keep in mind that his 1982 is just now hi"ing that peak of quality to my palate.) June 2015 WA 94 JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS INSIGNIA PROPRIETARY RED WINE 1996 (1) Napa Valley. wrinkled label

This is one of the vintage’s greatest wines. Dense purple and youthful, with a glorious nose of earth, blackcurrants, sweet black cherries and incense, the oak is pushed way in the background, as it is in all of the Moueix wines, and the result is a wine of terroir, of great originality and authenticity. This full-bodied classic from Dominus can be drunk now, but really won’t hit its prime for another 4-5 years and last at least another two decades or more. June 2015 Drink: 2019-2040 WA 98 DOMINUS ESTATE 2006 (1) Napa Valley. Very deep garnet-purple colour. A wonderfully perfumed nose of violets, crushed blackberries, black cherries, mace and cloves leading into some smoked meat and mocha aromas with swirling. Very structured on the palate with high acidity, a medium to high level of fine tannins and a full body providing plenty of flesh in the mid-palate. Very long layered finish. WA 96 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

410 DOMINUS ESTATE 2011 Napa Valley. JS 93 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

411 DOMINUS ESTATE 2010 Napa Valley.

Aged 22 months in 100% new French oak, this blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Merlot reveals a powerful core of red and black fruits, dusty, loamy soil, lavender and a hint of toast. I would not describe it as elegant, but rather, it is a big, backstrapping, Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine that should continue to drink well for 15 or more years. November 2013 WA 95

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! WA 100

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408 CAYMUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL SELECTION 2011 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. It is a terrific success for the vintage. Drink: 2013-2025 WS 94 WA 95 4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000


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TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA SASSICAIA 2013 Tuscany. 1 x scraped label

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

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! WA 100 4 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500

413 DUNN VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON HOWELL MOUNTAIN 2006 Napa Valley. 2 x scraped label. 1 x scuffed label The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is big, dark and juicy. There is an element of wildness that runs through the wine. Graphite, licorice, tar and smoke are just some of the nuances that add complexity. The 2006 boasts superb purity from start to finish. Elements of fleshiness give the impression the 2006 might drink well relatively early, until the massive tannins set in. Floral notes add freshness on the finish. This is another fabulous wine from Randy Dunn. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2036. December 2011 WA 95

I had reviewed this wine just a few months prior and my impression has remained pre"y much the same. One difference I did notice at this more recent tasting of the 2013 Bolgheri Sassicaia is the bouquet. It has shi#ed to slightly more delicate and finessed aromas of pressed flower and blue violets. You do of course get that solid core of dark fruit and spice that characterizes this famous Tuscan blend. But that extra time in the bo"le has awarded wiggle room for profound precision and focused detailing. The wine's complexity emerges slowly with subtle notes of savory spice and tobacco. There is power and depth here, especially in terms of the mouthfeel. As the wine evolves in the glass, it begins to show ethereal tones of road paving, tar and licorice. This Sassicaia should go straight into the cellar. April 2017 Drink: 2018-2040 WA 97

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

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

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CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1997 Pomerol. u. vts

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

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain has more energy and focus than the Napa Valley bo"ling. Iron, graphite, red fruits, dried flowers are some of the many notes that take shape in this deep, complex, powerful wine. I imagine the 2009 will still be spectacular at age 30. For now, it needs at least another handful of years of cellaring to drink well. Huge veins of minerality support the huge fruit, giving the wine much of its pure tension and vitality. This is going to be a fascinating wine to follow over the coming decades. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039. December 2012 WA 96+ 6 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

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

4 bts. per lot $500 - $700

DUNN VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON HOWELL MOUNTAIN 2009 Napa Valley. 3 x chipped capsules.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

Broodingly backward and in need of considerable bo"le age, the 1988 is a classic expression of Lafite. This deeply-colored wine exhibits the tell-tale Lafite bouquet of cedar, subtle herbs, dried pit fruits, minerals, and cassis. Extremely concentrated, with brilliantly focused flavors and huge tannins, this backward, yet impressively endowed LafiteRothschild may well turn out to be the wine of the vintage! Anticipated maturity: 2000-2035. WA 94 1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,000

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

per lot $400 - $700

CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1996 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x 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. WA 96 4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200


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CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2009 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1996 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A soiled label

CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1998 (1) Sauternes. Premier Cru Supérieur scraped label

CHÂTEAU LE TERTRE ROTEBOEUF 1995 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

Pale gold colored, the 1998 d'Yquem features a flamboyant, rock-star nose of allspice, candied ginger, honeycomb and crème brûlée with a core of preserved lemons, mandarin peel and musk perfume plus a wa# of potpourri. Beautifully balanced in the mouth, with seamless freshness li#ing the decadent sweetness (134.4 grams per liter of residual sugar), it culminates with fantastically persistent layers of exotic spices. May 2018 Drink: 2018-2050 WA 95

An amazing wine in every sense, this classic, full-bodied Pauillac is the quintessential Pontet Canet from proprietor Alfred Tesseron, who continues to reduce yields and farms his vineyards biodynamically – a rarity in Bordeaux. Black as a moonless night, the 2009 Pontet Canet offers up notes of incense, graphite, smoke, licorice, creme de cassis and blackberries. A wine of irrefutable purity, laserlike precision, colossal weight and richness, and sensational freshness, this is a tour de force in winemaking that is capable of lasting 50 or more years. The tannins are elevated, but they are sweet and beautifully integrated as are the acidity, wood and alcohol (which must be in excess of 14%). This vineyard, which is situated on the high plateau of Pauillac adjacent to Mouton Rothschild, appears to have done everything perfectly in 2009. Maturity: 2025 -2075 WA 100 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

WA 94+ LOUIS ROEDERER CHAMPAGNE CRISTAL BRUT 1990 (1) Champagne. Blending 62% Pinot Noir with 38% Chardonnay, fermented without malolactic and disgorged in 1996 a#er five years sur lie, the 1990 Cristal is still a superb and amazing prestige Champagne that is far from being overmatured or faded. The wine is as rich as it is pure and finessed, revealing a mineral tension and youthful freshness that is nothing short of stunning given the low-acidity vintage. This proves impressively that substance and terroir ma"er far more than just acidity. Tasted in May 2018, the 1990 is still fabulous. Drink: 2018-2030 WA 97

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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1996 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé scraped & scuffed label

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The 1996 Haut-Brion, a blend of 50% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cabernet Franc is clearly on a higher plane than the La Mission. There is something much more expansive and complete on the nose: greater depth of fruit, more harmonious with scents of underbrush, tar, black olive and this bo"le perhaps less "feral" than I have noticed on previous examples. The palate is very well balanced with dark cherries, sous-bois and cedar. This is one vintage where I think the Cabernet Franc plays an important role and lends more complexity. This is a 1996 that has retained and built upon beguiling fleshiness and it will continue to evolve with style and panache. Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2050 WS 93 WA 95 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1996 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label The 1996 Pichon-Lalande has long been one of the high points of this Pauillac estate and now at 20 years of age it is firing on all cylinders. You cannot have any complaints against the nose: intense blackberry, cedar and graphite, all beautifully delineated, demand your a"ention. The palate offers exquisite balance, refined and yet intense, the Cabernet Sauvignon clearly in the driving seat but assisted by the Merlot that imparts the crucial fleshy texture on the finish. Red berry fruit, cigar box, mint, juniper berries ... this is a complex and riveting Pauillac wine that is going to cruise along its drinking plateau for many years. This is outstanding. Tasted July 2016. October 2016 Drink: 2016-2040 WA 96 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

CHÂTEAU MOULIN ST. GEORGES 2005 (1 mag.) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé scraped capsule CLOS DE L'ORATOIRE 2005 (2 mag.) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels From the Comte von Neipperg, his wines from this over-achieving estate always deliver an aromatic fireworks display of cedar wood, Christmas fruitcake, roasted herbs, black olive, cassis and sweet kirsch. The 2005 has all that as well as ripe, well-integrated, velvety tannin, and full body in a sexy, luscious, heady style to drink now and over the next 10-15 years. June 2015 WA 94 per lot $500 - $700

426 CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2006 (1 mag.) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé u. bn. scraped label CHÂTEAU LAFON-ROCHET 2005 (3 mag.) Saint-Estèphe. 4ième Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels WA 91 4 mags.

7 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

428 CHÂTEAU RIEUSSEC 2001 (1) Sauternes. Premier Cru Classé WA 93

CHÂTEAU CANTEMERLE 2010 (2 mag.) Haut-Médoc. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label

5 mags.

CHÂTEAU GUIRAUD 2001 (6) Sauternes. Premier Cru Classé u. 4 x bn

per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU RIEUSSEC 2003 (1) Sauternes. Premier Cru Classé u. bn. CHÂTEAU RIEUSSEC 2005 (4) Sauternes. Premier Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels. 2 x scraped capsules The 2005 Rieussec is a blend of 90% Semillon, 8% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle picked between 23 September and 27 October. It has a fabulous bouquet that is mineral-rich and tensile. The palate repeats its performance from last year: focused, tense, laden with botrytis-rich fruit with a crystalline and sorbetfresh finish that seals the deal. One of the best releases from the estate in recent years. Tasted April 2016. Drink: 2016-2040 WS 96 WA 97 CHÂTEAU SUDUIRAUT 2005 (6) Sauternes. Premier Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped capsule WA 93 12 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

429 CHÂTEAU SUDUIRAUT 1975 Sauternes. Premier Cru Classé Reconditioned at the Château in 2006 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500


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CHÂTEAU DES JACQUES CLOS DE ROCHEGRÉS MOULIN-À-VENT 2011 (1 mag.) Beaujolais. u. 2 cm. scuffed label

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2009 Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU LATOUR LES FORTS DE LATOUR 1997 (1) Pauillac. u. bn. scuffed label

CHÂTEAU DES JACQUES CÔTE DU PY MORGON 2009 (3 mag.) Beaujolais. u. 3 x 2 cm. 2 x scraped labels. 1 x scuffed label COUDERT PÈRE CLOS DE LA ROILETTE FLEURIE CUVÉE TARDIVE 2013 (1 mag.) Beaujolais. scraped label JEAN FOILLARD MORGON CÔTE DU PY 2009 (1 mag.) Beaujolais. u. 1 cm. scuffed label. chipped wax capsule LOUIS JADOT BEAUNE CLOS DES URSULES 2005 (1 mag.) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé u. 1 cm. scuffed label 7 mags.

per lot $400 - $600

431 DOMAINE LEROY POMMARD LES VIGNOTS 2015 Côte de Beaune. scraped label WA 92 1 bt.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

432 MARCHESI DI BAROLO BAROLO 1961 (4) Piedmonte. u. 1 x 2 cm. 2 x 3 cm. 1 x 4 cm. 4 x soiled labels. 3 x scraped labels. PAOLO CONTERNO BAROLO GINESTRA 2010 (2) Piedmonte. u. 2 x bn. 6 bts. per lot $500 - $700

433 CHIAPPINI GUADO DE GEMOLI 2009 (3) Tuscany. 1 x scuffed label PETROLO GALATRONA VALDARNO DI SOPRA 2009 (2) Tuscany. peeling label PODERA POGGIO SCALETTE PIANTONAIA 2009 (1) Tuscany. PODERE POGGIO SCALETTE IL CARBONAIONE ALTA VALLE DELLA GREVE 2009 (2 mag.) Tuscany. 1 x scraped label 6 bts. & 2 mags.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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

4 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1999 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label The 1999 Chateau Margaux has been the standout First Growth since I first tasted the wine from barrel. Now reaching its plateau of maturity, it has an understated nose at first, armed with impressive mineralité with a gorgeous graphite seam. The definition and precision here is top class. The palate is medium-bodied and smooth in texture, very harmonious and assured, surprisingly with some new oak still to be fully assimilated into the wine. The signature Margaux traits of crushed black cherries and violets comes through towards the finish, suggestions of raspberry reserve and desiccated orange peel enhancing the long finish. Perhaps I might temper my initial enthusiasm for the 1999 Château Margaux...but only slightly. It comes highly recommended. Tasted May 2016. WS 93 WA 95 per lot $500 - $700

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

PAVILLON ROUGE DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2000 (2) Margaux. 1 x scuffed label

per lot $3,600 - $3,800

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1 bt.

PAVILLON ROUGE DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1997 (1) Margaux. scraped label

per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU LATOUR LES FORTS DE LATOUR 1999 (1) Pauillac. scuffed label PAVILLON ROUGE DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1999 (3) Margaux. u. 1 x bn. 1 x scraped label. 3 x scuffed labels 4 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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

per lot $1,300 - $1,500


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

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1988 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x bn.

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2014 Pomerol.

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

This deeply-colored wine exhibits the tell-tale Lafite bouquet of cedar, subtle herbs, dried pit fruits, minerals, and cassis. Extremely concentrated, with brilliantly focused flavors and huge tannins, this backward, yet impressively endowed Lafite-Rothschild may well turn out to be the wine of the vintage! Anticipated maturity: 2000-2035. WA 94

1 bt.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

441 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. stained label

2 bts.

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

1 bt.

450

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CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2014 Pomerol.

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CHÂTEAU GAILLARD 1999 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

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

DOMAINE DES PERDRIX NUITS-STGEORGES AUX PERDRIX 1999 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé u. 1 cm scraped label DOMAINE LUCIEN BARROT ET FILS CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 1989 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm scraped label VEUVE CLICQUOT PONSARDIN CHAMPAGNE BRUT LA GRANDE DAME 1990 (1) Champagne.

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per lot $1,300 - $1,500

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2014 Pomerol.

CARRUADES DE LAFITE 1988 Pauillac. u. 1 x bn. 3 x vts

ALTER EGO DE PALMER 2004 (1) Margaux.

WS 94 WA 98

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1 bt.

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CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé stained label

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

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1 bt.

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ALAIN HUDELOT-NOELLAT CHAMBOLLEMUSIGNY 2000 (1) Côte de Nuits.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

JS 98

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

JS 98 1 bt.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

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

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

452

6 bts. per lot $700 - $900

CHÂTEAU BOYD-CANTENAC 2005 (3) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label. 2 x wrinkled labels

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CHÂTEAU BRANE-CANTENAC 2008 (2) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé

CESARI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 1995 (1) Veneto. u. 2 cm. scraped & peeling label

CHÂTEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPÉRY 2004 (3) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label. 1 x scuffed label

FARINA AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 2011 (1) Veneto. u. 1 cm

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

GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI ALZERO CABERNET FRANC 1985 (1) Veneto. u. vts. scuffed label

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3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU 2006 (6) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped label

CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU 2003 (6) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels

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


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CHÂTEAU GLORIA 2008 (6) Saint-Julien.

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2001 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2001 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé

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

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2002 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2008 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 1983 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts.1 x scraped & scuffed label

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2004 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2001 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé

10 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

455 CHÂTEAU D’ARMAILHAC 2001 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 2 x wrinkled labels CHÂTEAU LYNCH BAGES 2008 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé WA 93 CHÂTEAU POTENSAC 1996 (6) Médoc. u. 1 x bn. 9 bts. per lot $500 - $800

CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 2001 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 2 x wrinkled labels CHÂTEAU DUHART-MILON 2006 (6) Pauillac. 4ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU DUHART-MILON 2008 (2) Pauillac. 4ième Cru Classé per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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WA 93

8 bts. per lot $700 - $900

CHÂTEAU LES ORMES-DE-PEZ 2001 (3) Saint-Estèphe. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel u. 1 x 1 bn.

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CHÂTEAU MEYNEY 2008 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BERGEY 2005 (5) Pessac-Léognan. CHÂTEAU HAUT-BERGEY 2008 (4) Pessac-Léognan. 1 x scraped label. 2 x scuffed labels CHÂTEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE 2001 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé 10 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

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CHÂTEAU BARDE-HAUT 2008 (3) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé CHÂTEAU BEAUREGARD 2008 (4) Pomerol. 1 x scraped & scuffed label CHÂTEAU CANON-LA-GAFFELIÈRE 2001 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU PHÉLAN SÉGUR 1996 (1) Saint-Estèphe. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel scraped label CHÂTEAU PHÉLAN SÉGUR 2000 (1) Saint-Estèphe. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel scraped label 10 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

463 E. GUIGAL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2000 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. scraped label E. GUIGAL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2003 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 2 x scraped labels

WS 92 WA 92

E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE BRUNE ET BLONDE 1998 (2) Rhône. u. 2 x 1 cm.

CHÂTEAU LATOUR À POMEROL 2001 (2) Pomerol.

6 bts. per lot $400 - $600

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

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BODEGAS Y VIÑEDOS ALIÓN 1995 (1) Ribera del Duero, Spain. u. bn. scuffed label

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAGES LIBÉRAL 2001 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

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

CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1996 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BATAILLEY 2002 (6) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 2 x wrinkled labels 11 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

CHÂTEAU FOMBRAUGE 2008 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé CHÂTEAU GRAND-PONTET 2005 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scraped label CHÂTEAU MONBOUSQUET 1996 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé CHÂTEAU PAVIE MACQUIN 2001 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 2001 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u. 1 x 1 bn. WA 93 11 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

BODEGAS Y VIÑEDOS ALIÓN 1996 (2) Ribera del Duero, Spain. 2 x wrinkled labels. 2 x scuffed labels 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500


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DOMINUS ESTATE 1996 (1) Napa Valley. scuffed label

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1995 Pomerol. 2 x wrinkled & scuffed labels

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

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

This 2002 was virtually perfect when I tasted it in early May. Even be!er than I predicted seven years ago, this 4,500-case blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot and Merlot has blossomed beautifully, revealing even greater intensity and potential than I predicted. A flawless, seamless integration of tannin, wood, alcohol and acidity is found in this dense, plum/purplecolored Dominus, along with copious notes of sweet black currants interwoven with kirsch, forest floor, unsmoked cigar tobacco, new saddle leather and forest floor. Full-bodied with velvety tannins, stunning elegance and a 45second finish, this sensational 2002 rivals two of the all-time great wines made at Dominus, 1991 and 1994. June 2012 WA 99 DOMINUS ESTATE 2004 (1) Napa Valley. scuffed label Like so many 2004s, the 2004 Dominus is a fullbodied wine showing brilliantly at age ten, with loads of complex cedar, kirsch, Christmas fruitcake, black currants and spice box. It has a creamy, opulent texture, but remains light on its feet. This sexy wine is showing exceptionally well and is best drunk over the next 10-15 years. WS 93 WA 97 1 bt. & 1 mag.

per lot $800 - $1,000

DOMINUS ESTATE 2007 (2) 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. WA 98 DOMINUS ESTATE 2008 (1) 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. December 2010 WA 99 4 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

467 DOMINUS ESTATE 2009 Napa Valley. The 2009 Dominus saw about 40% new oak compared to the 20% for Napanook. A seamless classic, it offers a symphony of red and black currants, Asian plum sauce, lavender, and underbrush. Sweet Christmas fruitcake characteristics emerge from this magnificent Dominus that finished at 14.5% natural alcohol (slightly higher than usual). The seamless integration of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol, the brilliant length and overall compelling complexity and richness make it one of the great classics from this historic estate. It should drink well for 20-25 years. WS 93 WA 97 1 mag.

per lot $500 - $700

468 DOMINUS ESTATE 2009 Napa Valley. WS 93 WA 97 1 mag.

per lot $500 - $700

2 bts.

per lot $4,500 - $5,000

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

per lot $5,000 - $6,000

471 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1999 Pomerol. 2 x scraped labels This wine is turning out much in the style of such wonderful Petrus vintages as 1967 and 1971. Although not as outstanding as either the 1998 or 2000, it displays beautiful intensity and finesse in a more evolved style than one normally expects from this estate. The wine has a dense, nearly opaque ruby/purple color, sweet black cherry, mulberry, truffle-infused fruit, full body, low acidity, admirable purity, and sweet tannin. It should be ready to drink in 5-6 years, and will last for two decades. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030. Only 2,400 cases were produced. WA 94 2 bts.

per lot $5,500 - $6,000


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PENFOLDS GRANGE 1990 South Australia. u. 1 x bn.

VENGE VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON BONE ASH VINEYARD 2015 (2) Napa Valley.

FONTANAFREDDA BAROLO 1993 (1) Piedmonte. u. 2.5cm, scraped label

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

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Bone Ash Vineyard has a crushed black currants, red currants and plums-scented nose with hints of kirsch, pencil shavings, dried herbs and spice box. The full-bodied palate is firm and grainy with fresh and vibrant black fruit and earthy layers lingering long into the finish. December 2017 Drink: 2017-2034 WA 94

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FONTANAFREDDA BAROLO 1996 (1) Piedmonte. u. 3.5cm, scuffed label MASI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 1993 (1) Veneto. u. 2cm, bin-stained label MICHELE CHIARLO BAROLO BRUNATE 1997 (2) Piedmonte. u. 2 x vts. SERGIO ZENATO AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO RISERVA 1995 (2) Veneto. u. 2 x 1.5cm

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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

FORMAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2002 (1) Napa Valley. stained label

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TEDESCHI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 1997 (1) Veneto. scraped label

PHILIP TOGNI CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1999 (1) Napa Valley. scraped label

9 bts. per lot $600 - $800

RIDGE MONTE BELLO 1996 (1) California. wrinkled & scraped label

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

474 MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2000 Tuscany. u. 4 x bn. 1 x wrinkled capsule. 3 x scuffed labels 4 bts. per lot $500 - $700

475 PENFOLDS GRANGE HERMITAGE BIN 95 1979 South Australia. u. ms. stained label 1 bt.

per lot $400 - $600

VENGE VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON FAMILY RESERVE 2015 (4) Napa Valley.

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

MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE DOM PÉRIGNON 1995 (OC) Champagne. WA 94 1 bt.

per lot $300 - $500

Lots 482-498 Wines from a Collector including 2000 Mouton Rothschild

482 CHÂTEAU BOYD-CANTENAC 2005 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU D'ANGLUDET 2003 (1) Margaux. CHÂTEAU D’ARMAILHAC 2009 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU SOCIANDO-MALLET 2005 (1) Haut-Médoc. scuffed label

3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU TALBOT 2005 (1) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé

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DUCKHORN VINEYARDS MERLOT THREE PALMS VINEYARD 2014 Napa Valley. 1 x wrinkled label Rated #1 in Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2017 3 bts. per lot $600 - $900

479 LEWIS CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2015 Napa Valley. 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

CHÂTEAU TALBOT 2010 (1) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé scraped label One of the best Talbots over recent years, and possibly the best since the 1986 and 1982, this sexy juggernaut of a wine struts forth with an opaque plum/ruby/purple color and terrific notes of creme de cassis, licorice, roasted herbs and smoky barbecue. It is a brilliant effort, with full body, wonderful fruit, a savory, expansive mouthfeel, sensational texture and a long finish, but no hardness or astringency. This is a fabulous Talbot to drink over the next 20-25 years. February 2013 WA 94 CHÂTEAU TALBOT 2011 (1) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé 8 bts. per lot $600 - $800


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CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2010 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

GRAHAM VINTAGE PORT 2003 Douro, Portugal. scraped and scuffed label.

The 2010 Pichon Lalande is performing extremely well and at the top of the range I predicted several years ago. A final blend dominated much more by Cabernet Sauvignon than usual (66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot), the wine is a tighter, more tannic and structured version of this famed Pauillac, which o"en tends to have more of a St-Julien-like personality than most Pauillacs. Structured, backward and tannic, yet showing a fat midpalate that is more savory, broader and more expansive than I remember from barrel, this wine is somewhat reminiscent of the 1986, given the Cabernet Sauvignon domination of the blend. Full-bodied, impressively endowed, and less sexy and velvety than normal, this is a somewhat different style of Pichon Lalande than most readers have been used to. Whether you like it more or less will depend on your point of view, but this wine, unlike most Pichon Lalandes, needs a good 5-7 years of cellaring and should keep for 30+ years. February 2013 Drink: 2018-2048 WA 95+ 3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

484 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2010 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels A splendid showing, much stronger from bo#le than it was from barrel, the Leoville Barton is one of the spectacular wines of the vintage. Inky purple to the rim, its huge tannin gives this wine real potential for 30-50 years of longevity. It is a classic, powerful Bordeaux made with no compromise. A superstar of the vintage, the wine has notes of pen ink and creme de cassis, good acidity, sweet, subtle oak, and massive extraction and concentration. I thought it was one of the most backward wines of the vintage two years ago, and nothing has changed in the ensuing upbringing of the wine in cask except that the wine now seems even richer, denser and fuller than I previously thought. The beautiful purity, symmetry, and huge finish of nearly a minute make this one of the all-time great classics from Leoville Barton. Anticipated maturity: 2028-2065+. February 2013 Drink: 2028-2065 WA 96+ 7 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

The 2010 is a quintessentially elegant, classic wine of Bordeaux – firm, rigid, perhaps slightly lighter than most of the other St.-Juliens, but stylish, potentially complex, and reminiscent of the style of the 1986, but more concentrated and powerful. It is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc with a normal pH of 3.56. It was raised in 75% new oak and the alcohol came to 13.7%. This wine displays loads of black currants, cedar wood and vanillin, but needs a good 7-8 years of cellaring, if not much longer. It should last for 30+ years. February 2013 Drink: 2020-2050 WA 96+ CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2011 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label WA 93+ CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2010 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé The wine out distances both Leoville Las Cases and Leoville Barton, but all three of them are compelling efforts. Full-bodied, dense purple in color, with floral notes intermixed with blackberries, cassis, graphite and spring flowers, this full-bodied, legendary effort is long and opulent, with wonderfully abundant yet sweet tannin, a skyscraper-like mid-palate and a thrilling, nearly one-minute finish. This spectacular effort from Poyferre that should drink well for 30+ years. February 2013 WA 98+ 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

486 DOM PÉRIGNON CHAMPAGNE BRUT 2000 (OC) Champagne. WA 94 1 bt.

Violets, roses, spices, and candied dark fruits emanate from the glass of the murky black/purple colored 2003 Graham Vintage Port. A"er four days of air, this wine’s aromatics sweetened further, displaying jammy blackberry and blueberry scents. Bold, fullbodied, and expansive, the Graham benefited the most from extensive contact with air of all the 2003s tasted for this report. This opulently jammy wine assaults the palate with powerful yet so" layers of oily, candied red fruits as well as notes of tar and hints of mocha. A highly concentrated effort, it is creamy textured, suave, and reveals an admirably long finish filled with additional layers of dark fruits intermingled with spices. Projected maturity: 2030-2055. October 2005 WA 95 1 ltr.

per lot $200 - $400

489 STAG'S LEAP WINE CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON CASK 23 2012 Napa Valley. 2 x scuffed labels The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23 reveals more oak on the nose, but is a much deeper, richer, fuller wine than the S.L.V. Dense ruby/purple to the rim, beautiful blackberry and cassis fruit, cedar wood, toast and earth jump from the glass. Full-bodied and layered, but with nothing out of balance, this is probably the strongest Cask 23 since the glory years of the mid-80s. Look for this wine to drink well young, yet age effortlessly for 25 years. December 2015 Drink: 2015-2040 WA 96 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

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487 BODEGAS EMILIO MORO MALLEOLUS DE SANCHOMARTIN 2009 (1) Ribera del Duero, Spain. scuffed label LA RIOJA ALTA RIOJA GRAN RESERVA 904 2001 (1) Rioja, Spain. scuffed label LUCE DELLA VITE TENUTA LUCE DELLA VITE 2008 (1) Tuscany. Aromas of dark berries, currants, toasted oak and chocolate. Full and velvety, with so" and silky tannins and a long delicious finish. I really appreciate the balance to this. September 2011 jamessuckling.com JS 95 TENUTA CARLINA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO LA TOGATA 2006 (2) Tuscany. 2 x scuffed label 5 bts. per lot $400 - $600

STAG'S LEAP WINE CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON CASK 23 2012 Napa Valley. 3 x scuffed labels WA 96 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

491 STAG'S LEAP WINE CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON FAY APOLOGUE 2011 (6) Napa Valley. 1 x scuffed label STAG'S LEAP WINE CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON FAY-FIFTY 2011 (3) Napa Valley. 9 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200


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DELILLE CELLARS CABERNENT SAUVIGNON FOUR FLAGS 2012 (2) Columbia Valley.

BEVAN CELLARS SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN PROPRIETARY RED WINE 2010 (1) Napa Valley. scuffed label

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard boasts loads of black cherry and black raspberry fruit, a floral characteristic common to this terroir, a beautiful deep ruby/purple color, sweet tannin and a dramatic, lush, Margaux-like finish. This is sexy, lush, fullthro"le wine to drink over the next 10-15 years. December 2015 WA 94 STAG'S LEAP WINE CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON FAY HILLSIDE 2011 (6) Napa Valley. 1 x scuffed label 10 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

493 STAG'S LEAP WINE CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON S.L.V. 2012 Napa Valley. 2 x scuffed labels 4 bts. per lot $600 - $800

494 PENFOLDS CABERNENT SAUVIGNON BIN 407 2011 (1) South Australia. SHERIDAN VINEYARD BLOCK 1 2010 (2) Yakima Valley, Washington. 2 x scuffed labels The incredible 2010 Block 1 comes from estate vineyards and is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that spent 28 months in French oak. Massively concentrated, with a slightly backwards, brooding profile, it offers up an ultra-rich, meaty bouquet of smoked black currants, sage brush, mint, dry-aged beef and brown spice that gives way to a full-bodied, muscular 2010 that has a serious amount of fruit and texture that’s cut by juicy, lively acidity and ripe tannin. Disjointed right on opening, it improved beautifully over the evening (and consecutive days) and should be decanted for an hour or more if drinking anytime soon. It’s a unique, thrilling effort that will benefit from short-term cellaring and drink well for 15-20 years. Drink 2016-2030. June 2013 WA 98 SHERIDAN VINEYARD CABERNET FRANC BOSS BLOCK 2012 (3) Yakima Valley, Washington. 3 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label SHERIDAN VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012 (2) Washington State. u. 1 x bn. SHERIDAN VINEYARD L'ORAGE 2012 (3) Yakima Valley, Washington. 2 x scuffed labels 11 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

DELILLE CELLARS CABERNENT SAUVIGNON GRAND CIEL 2010 (1) Columbia Valley. scuffed & scraped label ETUDE CABERNENT SAUVIGNON OAKVILLE 2010 (5) Napa Valley. 1 x scuffed label There are around 200 cases of the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville, one of the bigger wines at 14.9% natural alcohol. A 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, it comes from a single block of the Vine Hill Ranch site in the lower hills of the Mayacamas Mountains on the western edge of Napa Valley. It boasts an inky/purple color along with notes of licorice, charcoal, baking spices, blackberries and cassis. Full-bodied with great intensity, it appears to be a prodigious example of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. It will not approach adolescence for another 3-8 years, and it should keep for two to three decades. October 2013 WA 96 ETUDE CABERNENT SAUVIGNON ST. HELENA 2010 (2) Napa Valley. The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena comes from the alluvial soils of a vineyard called Schoenstein. A 200+ case, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 100% new oak, this beauty exhibits lots of blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with hints of vanillin, incense, cedarwood and spring flowers. With a creamy, full-bodied, opulent texture as well as lavender and Provencal-like garrigue notes, this moderately tannic Cabernet demands 3-5 years of cellaring. It will age effortlessly over the following 20-25 years. October 2013 WA 94 10 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

The 2010 Proprietary Red Oscar Sugar Loaf Mountain is notably sweeter, richer and more powerful than the Impetus, Bevan’s other Merlot/Cabernet Franc blend. Chocolate, sweet spices, cloves, black berries and plums all jump from the glass in this full-bodied wine. The 2010 is full-thro"le, intense and unapologetically opulent, but it all works, and beautifully. I expect the 2010 to give years of sheer pleasure once it recovers from its current slightly shut down stage. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. December 2012 WA 95 BEVAN CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON OAKVILLE 2012 (1) Oakville, Napa Valley. BEVAN CELLARS EE CUVÉE TRENCH VINEYARD 2012 (1) Oakville, Napa Valley. BEVAN CELLARS PROPRIETARY RED WINE 2012 (1) Oakville, Napa Valley. BEVAN CELLARS SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2011 (1) Napa Valley. stained label 5 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

497 JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS INSIGNIA PROPRIETARY RED WINE 2010 (1) Napa Valley. A gorgeously intense bouquet of lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, black currants, blackberries, and subtle smoke and foresty aromas jumps from the glass of this full-bodied, rich, concentrated wine with so# tannins, a multidimensional mouthfeel, and a long, rich finish displaying well-integrated acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood. This beauty is one of the top Insignias produced over recent years. It should age easily for 20+ years. November 2013 WA 95 JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS INSIGNIA PROPRIETARY RED WINE 2011 (2) Napa Valley. WA 90-93 OPUS ONE 2005 (1) Napa Valley. Complex and medium to full-bodied, with silky tannin and superb purity and balance, this is exactly what Opus One was meant to be when it was first proposed. Of course, it is a popular wine to criticize, but the quality has never been be"er, and certainly 2005 is a beauty. It is reaching full maturity at ten years, but I think there is still another 10-15+ years of upside potential in this wine. It is full-bodied, opulent and, dare I say, delicious. Given its popularity and brand recognition, it’s nice to know that even at a major steak house you can probably find this wine and be thrilled to buy it and drink it. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2030 WA 95 4 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400


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CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2000 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2005 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 cm. scraped label

ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE 2010 (1) Oakville, Napa Valley. SHAFER CABERNET SAUVIGNON HILLSIDE SELECT 2010 (1) Napa Valley. A remarkable wine, the 2010 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select has gone from strength to strength since it was in cask. It is stunningly rich, with classic, fragrant notes of blackcurrants, blackberries, vanilla, graphite and spring flowers. It exhibits an opaque purple color, with a full-bodied, massive mouthfeel, but no heaviness, and again, a flawless integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood. It’s classic California Cabernet, but beautifully put together, showing impeccable cra!smanship and fabulous potential. This is obviously a very young, infantile style of Cabernet that won’t hit its prime for at least another decade and last close to half a century, based on how older vintages that were less well-endowed have matured from Shafer. December 2014 Drink: 2024-2064 WA 100 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

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

per lot $5,000 - $5,500

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

per lot $600 - $800

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CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 2005 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A u. bo#om neck. scuffed & scraped label The 2005 from Cheval Blanc is a quintessentially elegant, beautiful, deep bluish/ruby-colored wine from St.-Emilion, with raspberry, blueberry, and floral notes, impressive density, great precision, freshness and purity. Full-bodied, but extremely light on its feet, I don’t mean to gush, but it is superintense, rich and just so meticulously cra!ed! This is another fabulous wine and a perfect expression for this vintage. It is difficult to forget the gorgeous blueberry and raspberry fruit, full body, sweet tannin, a multi-layered texture, and purity and palate presence of this stunning wine. Drink it over the next 20 years. P.S. In 2005, this was 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Merlot. Drink: 2015-2035 June 2015 WA 100 1 bt.

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Perhaps the most beautiful packaging ever on a Bordeaux bo#le, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild literally produced a work of art in the gold-engraved bo#le of 2000 Mouton Rothschild. Of course, one can’t drink the glass, but this is a top-flight Mouton Rothschild, eclipsed only by the 2006 and 2009. A rich, tannic, earthy style, with loads of creme de cassis and floral notes, the final blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot is a fullbodied wine with plenty of coffee, earth, chocolatey notes, and still plenty of tannin to resolve. I gave it an anticipated maturity range of 2015-2050 back in 2003, and that looks on target. June 2010 Drink: 2015-2050 WA 96+ 1 6 ltr. per lot $20,000 - $25,000

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

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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The 2009 Proprietary Blend Harlan Estate is just as impressive from bo!le as it was from barrel. Cloves, dark plums, cherries, smoke and graphite add richness and resonance to this powerful, incisive wine. Juicy and exuberant, the 2009 has always had a certain raciness that is impossible to resist. Layers of fruit continue to build to the enveloping, sensual finish. Readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off this hugely delicious wine. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2034. December 2012 WA 97

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OPUS ONE 1999 (1) Napa Valley.

Noteworthy as the "25th Anniversary Selection," the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon displays a medium to deep garnet color and expressive notes of crème de cassis, baked cherries, blackberry preserves and cigar box with suggestions of dried Provence herbs, new leather, garrigue and smoked meats. Medium to full-bodied with a taut structure of firm, grainy tannins and lively acidity, it has a great core of exuberant blue and black fruits with loads of savory layers coming through on the long finish. August 2018 WA 96

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

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511

1 bt.

SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008 Napa Valley. scuffed label

PENFOLDS GRANGE BIN 95 2004 (OWC) South Australia. u. bo!om neck

514

The estate’s 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon bursts from the glass with considerable richness and pure depth. The spring frosts lowered yields noticeably resulting in a wine that is a bit darker and heavier than is the norm. The rest of the vintage was on the warmer side, which gave the wine much of its ripeness and body. Mocha, espresso, licorice and sweet spices all wrap around the palate. Next to the other wines in this tasting, the 2008 is a bit burly. The mind-bending finesse of the best vintages is missing. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028. December 2012 WS 94 WA 95 1 bt.

per lot $3,500 - $4,000

The 2004 vintage was outstanding in Barossa, McLaren Vale, and Magill, the regions where the grapes were sourced for the marvelous 2004 Grange. It contains 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and was aged for 16 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it displays a superb nose of wood smoke, Asian spices, incense, game, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. Medium to full-bodied, satin textured, with deeply layered, succulent blackberry, plum, and chocolate flavors, it has the structure and complexity to merit extended cellaring of a decade and more. The winery estimates a drinking curve of 2016 to 2050; I'd be a bit more conservative on the long end of the range. It will ultimately be seen as one of the great vintages of Grange. December 2009 WS 98 WA 99

509

1 mag.

SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2011 Napa Valley.

512

Drink 2013-2028 WA 91-94 1 bt.

per lot $3,000 - $3,500

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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

per lot $500 - $700

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

per lot $500 - $700


516

518

521

CHÂTEAU DU GABY 2008 (1) Canon-Fronsac. scuffed label

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1970 (2) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x ms. 2 x stained labels. 1 scraped label

CHÂTEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPÉRY 1996 (2) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label. 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU DU GABY 2009 (1) Canon-Fronsac. scuffed label CHÂTEAU DU GABY 2010 (1) Canon-Fronsac. stained label

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1971 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. ts. stained & scraped label 3 bts. per lot $1,700 - $1,900

CHÂTEAU DU GABY CUVÉE GABY 2008 (1) Canon-Fronsac. scuffed label

519

CHÂTEAU DU GABY CUVÉE GABY 2009 (1) Canon-Fronsac. scuffed label

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

CHÂTEAU FRANC MAYNE 2006 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label

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

CHÂTEAU HANTEILLAN 2000 (2) Haut-Médoc. 1 x scraped & stained label. 1 x scuffed label CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAGES LIBÉRAL 1989 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. ts. scraped & stained label CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAGES LIBÉRAL 1998 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAGES LIBÉRAL 2000 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé stained & scuffed label.

2 bts.

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAILLY 1989 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé u. bn. stained & scuffed label

520

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

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAILLY 1998 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1970 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 x ts. 2 x scraped & stained labels. 1 scraped label

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 WA 96

CHÂTEAU HAUT-MARBUZET 1988 (1) Saint-Estèphe. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel u.bn. stained & scuffed label

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1975 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. stained label

6 bts. & 2 mags.

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 1991 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label

3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

16 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

517 CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 1986 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. bn. scraped, wrinkled & soiled label. worn capsule CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 1989 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. bn. stained, wrinkled & scraped label CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 1998 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 2000 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé wrinkled & scraped label 4 bts. per lot $400 - $600

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

522 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1970 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé u. ts. soiled & scuffed label 1 bt.

per lot $400 - $600


523

527

CHÂTEAU DE PEZ 1979 (1) Saint-Estèphe. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel u. bn. stained & scuffed label

CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 2001 Sauternes. Premier Cru Supérieur

CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1976 (1 hf. bt.) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. scuffed label CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1989 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1975 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. ts. scuffed, stained & ripped label

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

CHÂTEAU PALMER 1970 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. bn. bin soiled label

2 hf. bts.

CHÂTEAU PETIT-VILLAGE 1976 (1) Pomerol. u. bn. scuffed & stained label

528

5 bts. & 1 hf. bt.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 2001 Sauternes. Premier Cru Supérieur u. 1 x bn. WA 100

524 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1993 Pomerol. scraped label WA 92 1 bt.

per lot $700 - $900

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

2 hf. bts.

per lot $700 - $900

529 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 2001 Sauternes. Premier Cru Supérieur WA 100

525 BOUCHARD PÈRE & FILS NUITS-SAINTGEORGES LES DAMODES 2005 Côte de Nuits. 1 x scraped, stained & scuffed label. 1 x stained & scuffed label. 3 x scuffed labels 5 bts. per lot $300 - $500

526 DOMAINE LOUIS JADOT SAVIGNY-LÈSBEAUNE LA DOMINODE 2005 (3) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scraped & scuffed label. 1 x stained & scuffed label DOUDET-NAUDIN SAVIGNY-LES-BEAUNES VIEILLE VIGNE 2004 (1) Côte de Beaune. scraped & scuffed label LUCIEN MUZARD ET FILS SANTENAY GRAVIÈRES 1996 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé u. 1 cm. scraped & scuffed label MAISON FERY-MEUNIER SAVIGNY-LESBEAUNE EZ CONNARDISES 1996 (1) Côte de Beaune. scraped label 6 bts. per lot $300 - $500

2 hf. bts.

per lot $700 - $900


Wine Index Argentina 2003 Alta Vista Alto (194)

2009 Kaesler Shiraz Old Bastard (188) 2012 Glaetzer Shiraz Amon-Ra (182)

Clare Valley, Australia

Champagne 1990 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (424) Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame (446) 1995 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon (481)

2004 Alta Vista Alto (194) Luca Malbec Nico (195)

2004 Kilikanoon Shiraz Covenant (186) Kilikanoon Shiraz Mclaren (187) Kilikanoon Shiraz Oracle (187)

2007 Luca Malbec Nico (195)

2005 Jim Barry Shiraz The Armagh (188)

2009 Alta Vista Alto (194)

2006 Kilikannoon Shiraz Attunga 1865 (186)

2012 Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita (195)

2007 Jim Barry Shiraz The Armagh (188)

Mendoza, Argentina

Eden Valley, Australia

2006 Riglos Gran Corte (195)

2002 Henschke Shiraz Mount Edelstone (185)

2012 Achával-Ferrer Malbec Finca Bella Vista (193)

2004 Henschke Shiraz Mount Edelstone (185)

Aconcagua Valley, Chile

Perdriel, Menodoza, Argentina

2009 Henschke Shiraz Mount Edelstone (185)

2009 Seña Chadwick (196)

2004 Achával-Ferrer Malbec Finca Bella Vista (193)

South Australia

2010 Seña Chadwick (196)

1979 Penfolds Grange Hermitage Bin 95 (486)

Chile

1982 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 (360)

2004 Baron De Rothschild & Concha Y Toro Almaviva (196)

Australia 2004 Kilikanoon Shiraz R Barossa Reserve (187) 2009 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 (191)

1989 Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707 (360)

Barossa Valley, South Australia

1990 Penfolds Grange (487)

2001 Penfolds Shiraz Rwt (190)

2000 Penfolds Grange (191)

2002 Yalumba Shiraz The Octavius (189)

2002 Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707 (190)

2003 Elderton Command Shiraz Single Vineyard (183) Torbreck Runrig (192) Torbreck The Factor (189)

2004 Clarendon Hills Syrah Brookman (182) Clarendon Hills Syrah Piggott Range Vineyard (182) Penfolds Bin 60a (184) Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707 (597) Penfolds Grange Bin 95 (511)

2004 Elderton Cabernet Sauvignon Ashmead Single Vineyard (183) Kaesler Shiraz Old Bastard (188) Kilikanoon Shiraz Green’s Vineyard (187) Torbreck Runrig (192) Torbreck The Struie (189) 2005 Kilikanoon Shiraz Green’s Vineyard (186) Torbreck Runrig (192) 2006 Torbreck The Descendant (189)

1998 Dom Pérignon Champagne Brut (506) 2000 Dom Pérignon Champagne Brut (486) 2004 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame (234) 2008 Champagne Barons De Rothschild (292)

Chile

2010 Alfa Centauri (198)

Puente Alto, Chile 1997 Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Don Melchor (197) 2004 Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Don Melchor Valle Del Maipo (197) 2005 Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Don Melchor Valle Del Maipo (197)

2006 Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707 (597)

2006 Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Don Melchor Valle Del Maipo (197)

2011 Penfolds Cabernent Sauvignon Bin 407 (494)

Santa Cruz, Chile 2006 Montes Alpha M Apalta Valley (198) Montes Folly Syrah Apalta Valley (198)


Italy Campania 2001 Montevetrano Colli Di Salerno (319)

Piedmonte 1961 Marchesi Di Barolo Barolo (432) 1993 Fontanafredda Barolo (244) 1995 Fontanafredda Barbera D’alba (244) Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra (286) 1996 Fontanafredda Barolo (244) Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia (343) 1997 Michele Chiarlo Barolo Brunate (244) 1998 Gaja Langhe Nebbiolo Costa Russi (125) Gaja Sperss (126) 1999 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto Di Serralunga D`Alba (345) Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche Del Falletto Di Seralunga D’alba (345) Gaja Barbaresco (123) Gaja Langhe Darmagi (122) Gaja Langhe Nebbiolo Sori Tildin (125) Gaja Sperss (126) Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia (343) Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino (341, 342) 2000 Angelo Gaja Barbaresco (245) Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche Del Falletto Di Serralunga D’alba Riserva (120) Gaja Barbaresco (124) Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Monprivato (122) 2001 Azelia Barolo San Rocco (118) Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto Di Serralunga D`Alba (118, 209) Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche Del Falletto Di Serralunga D’alba Riserva (339) Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia (344) Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Riserva Granbussia (121) 2003 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche Del Falletto Di Serralunga D’alba (121) Gaja Sperss (126) 2004 Conterno Fantino Barolo Sorì Ginestra (121) 2005 Cantine Giacomo Ascheri Barolo Vigna Dei Pola (286)

2006 Cascina Bongiovanni Barolo Pernanno (286)

2007 Elio Altare Barolo (122) 2009 Vietti Barolo Rocche (119) 2010 Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis (119) Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra (432)

Tuscany 1987 Castello Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino (286) 1995 Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia (211) 1997 Antinori Solaia Toscana Igt (210) Castello Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva Poggio A L’oro (297) Croce Di Mezzo Brunello Di Montalcino (317) Guiseppe Quintarelli Recioto Della Valpolicella Classico (252) 1999 Antinori Badia A Passignano Chianti Classico Riserva (317) Antinori Chianti Classico Marchese Antinori Riserva (131) Castegiocondo (Marchesi De’ Frescobaldi) Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva Ripe Al Convento (296) Tenute Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva (318) Terrabianca Campaccio (318) 2000 Antinori Solaia Toscana Igt (538, 309, 310, 311, 315) Antinori Tignanello Toscana Igt (539) Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (255) Marchesi De Frescobaldi Mormoreto Castello Di Nipozzano (317, 318) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia (303) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia (522, 308) 2001 Antinori Solaia Toscana Igt (538, 312, 313, 314, 315, 145)

Castegiocondo (Marchesi De’ Frescobaldi) Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva Ripe Al Convento (296) Castelgiocondo (Marchesi De’ Frescobaldi) Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva Ripe Al Convento (298) Ciacci Piccolomini D`Aragona Brunello Di Montalcino Vigna Di Pianrosso (127) Giorgio Primo La Massa Chianti Classico (317) Isole E Olena Cepparello (319) Marchesi De Frescobaldi Giramonte (319) Mazzei Castello De Fonterutoli Siepi (321) Poggio Antico Brunello Di Montalcino (319) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia (521) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto Toscana Igt (324) Tenuta Guado Al Tasso (Antinori) Bolgheri Superiore (300, 127) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia (523, 524, 304, 305, 308) Terrabianca Ceppate (320) Terrabianca Piano Del Cipresso (319, 320)

2002 Argiano Solengo (318) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia (521) 2003 Antinori Solaia Toscana Igt (538, 322) Antinori Tignanello Toscana Igt (150) Castello Dei Rampolla Vigna D’alceo (299) Marchesi De Frescobaldi Giramonte (317) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia (521, 303) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia (306, 307, 308, 140) Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno Toscana Igt (289) 2004 Antinori Solaia Toscana Igt (538, 146, 370) Antinori Tignanello Toscana Igt (150) Casanova Di Neri Brunello Di Montalcino Cerretalto (323) Il Borro Toscana (318) Tenimenti D’alessandro Manzano Syrah Cortona Il Bosco (131) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia (137) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto Toscana Igt (132, 133) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia (308, 141) 2005 Antinori Solaia Toscana Igt (538, 315, 145) Antinori Tignanello Toscana Igt (150) Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve (127) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto Toscana Igt (301, 302) Tua Rita Giusto Di Notri Toscana Igt (131) Tua Rita Redigaffi Rosso Toscana Igt (131) 2006 Antinori Solaia Toscana Igt (147) Antinori Tignanello Toscana Igt (151) Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve (130) Tenuta Carlina Brunello Di Montalcino La Togata (487) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia (138) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto Toscana Igt (133, 134) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia (142) 2007 Antinori Solaia Toscana Igt (148) Antinori Tignanello Toscana Igt (151) Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve (130) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia (138) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto Toscana Igt (135) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia (143, 143) 2008 Antinori Solaia Toscana Igt (149) Antinori Tignanello Toscana Igt (316, 151) Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve (130) Luce Della Vite Tenuta Luce Della Vite (487) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto Toscana Igt (134, 136) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia (144) 2009 Chiappini Guado De Gemoli (433) Petrolo Galatrona Valdarno Di Sopra (433) Podera Poggio Scalette Piantonaia (433) Podere Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione Alta Valle Della Greve (433) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia (139)


2010 Casanova Di Neri Brunello Di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova (401)

2009 Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico (369)

2011 Antinori Solaia Toscana Igt (131)

2011 Farina Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico (447)

2012 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve (130) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia (137)

Port

2013 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia (415, 416)

Douro, Portugal 1966 Taylor Fladgate Very Old Single Harvest Port (385)

Veneto

1967 Taylor Fladgate Very Old Single Harvest Port (386)

1983 Masi Campolongo Di Torbe Recioto Della Valpolicella Amarone (286)

1985 Graham’s Vintage Port (275)

1985 Giuseppe Quintarelli Alzero Cabernet Franc (447)

1987 Graham’s Malvedos Vintage Port (275)

1993 Masi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico (244)

1988 Graham’s Malvedos Vintage Port (275, 275)

1995 Bertani Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico (572) Cesari Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico (447) Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Superiore (240, 251, 253, 254, 255) Giuseppe Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore (572) Sergio Zenato Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Riserva (244)

1992 Fonseca Vintage Port (272)

1996 Allegrini La Poja Veronese (572) 1997 Tedeschi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico (244) 1998 Allegrini Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico (152) Giuseppe Quintarelli Cabernet (Franc) Alzero (241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250) 1999 Romano Dal Forno Amarone Della Valpolicella (128) 2000 Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico (256, 257, 258, 259) Romano Dal Forno Valpolicella Superiore Vigneto Di Monte Lodoletta (129) 2001 Romano Dal Forno Amarone Della Valpolicella (152)

1994 Churchill’s Vintage Port (278, 384) Delaforce Vintage Port (273) Fonseca Vintage Port (272, 273) Quinta Do Vesuvio Vintage Port (276) Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port (278) Warre’s Vintage Port (277, 277) 1995 Dow’s Vintage Port (274) Quinta Do Vesuvio Vintage Port (276) Smith Woodhouse Madalena Vintage Port (278) 1996 Warre’s Quinta Da Cavadinha Vintage Port (277) 1997 Delaforce Corte Vintage Port (273) Dow’s Vintage Port (274) Fonseca Vintage Port (273) Graham’s Vintage Port (275) Niepoort Vintage Port (277) Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port (271, 271) Warre’s Vintage Port (277) 2000 Fonseca Vintage Port (273) Graham’s Vintage Port (275) Niepoort Vintage Port (278) Quinta Do Vesuvio Vintage Port (276) Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port (271) Warre’s Vintage Port (277, 387)

Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal NV Offley Port Baron De Forrester Very Old Tawny (402)

Red Bordeaux Canon-Fronsac 2008 Château Du Gaby (516) Château Du Gaby Cuvée Gaby (516) 2009 Château Du Gaby (516) Château Du Gaby Cuvée Gaby (516) 2010 Château Du Gaby (516)

Haut-Médoc 1996 Château Lanessan (349) 2000 Château Hanteillan (516) 2005 Château Sociando-Mallet (482) 2010 Château Cantemerle (425)

Libournais 2004 Château De Bel-Air Lalande De Pomerol (217)

Listrac-Médoc 2009 Château Clarke Baron Edmond De Rothschild (224)

Margaux 1966 Château Palmer (25) 1970 Château Margaux (522) Château Palmer (523, 25) 1975 Château Brane-Cantenac (260) 1986 Château Margaux (352)

2003 Giuseppe Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore (259)

2003 Graham Vintage Port (488)

1989 Château Margaux (281)

2006 Masi Amarone Della Valpolicella Mazzano (401)

2004 Quinta Do Vesuvio Vintage Port (276)

1990 Château Giscours (346)

2007 Venturini Amarone Della Valpolicella Campo Masua (340)

1995 Château Palmer (25) Château Rauzan-Ségla (353)


1996 Château Malescot St. Exupéry (521) 1997 Château Margaux (377) Pavillon Rouge Du Château Margaux (437) 1998 Château Malescot St. Exupéry (346) Pavillion Rouge Du Château Margaux (353)

Médoc 1967 Château Baron Philippe Domaine Rothschild (498) 1996 Château Potensac (455)

Pauillac

1999 Château Malescot St. Exupéry (521, 521) Château Margaux (435, 377) Château Palmer (212) Pavillon Rouge Du Château Margaux (438)

1967 Château Mouton Rothschild (498)

2000 Château Malescot St. Exupéry (521) Château Margaux (378) Pavillon Rouge Du Château Margaux (437)

1971 Château Lafite Rothschild (518)

2001 Château Margaux (283, 284, 58) 2002 Château Margaux (58) Château Palmer (36, 46) 2003 Château D’angludet (482) Château Margaux (58) Château Palmer (36, 46) 2004 Alter Ego De Palmer (446) Château Malescot St. Exupéry (452) Château Margaux (78) Château Palmer (36, 46) 2005 Château Boyd-Cantenac (452, 482) Château Kirwan (2) Château Malescot St. Exupéry (521, 381) Château Margaux (285, 286, 2) Château Palmer (36, 46) 2006 Château Margaux (67) Château Palmer (36) 2007 Château Margaux (67) 2008 Château Brane-Cantenac (452) Château Margaux (378) 2009 Château Margaux (87) Château Palmer (1) 2010 Château Margaux (87) Château Palmer (223, 1) 2011 Château Margaux (68) Château Palmer (1) 2012 Château Margaux (68) Château Palmer (1)

1970 Château Lafite Rothschild (518)

1975 Château Latour (523) 1982 Château Mouton Rothschild (504) 1986 Château Clerc Milon (517) Château Lafite Rothschild (439, 440, 441, 442, 443, 355) 1988 Carruades De Lafite (445) Château Lafite Rothschild (500, 444) Château Mouton Rothschild (356) 1989 Château Clerc Milon (517) Château Haut-Bages Libéral (516) Château Mouton Rothschild (356) 1990 Château Clerc Milon (354) 1995 Château Mouton Rothschild (379) 1996 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (457) Château Lafite Rothschild (427) Château Mouton Rothschild (230) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (423) 1997 Château Latour Les Forts De Latour (437) 1998 Château Clerc Milon (517, 346) Château Haut-Bages Libéral (516) 1999 Château Latour (500, 436, 57) Château Latour Les Forts De Latour (438) 2000 Château Clerc Milon (517) Château Haut-Bages Libéral (516) Château Lafite Rothschild (199) Château Latour (57) Château Lynch Bages (366) Château Lynch-Bages (200) Château Mouton Rothschild (501, 502, 503) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (200) Château Pontet-Canet (200)

2001 Château Clerc Milon (456) Château D’armailhac (455) Château Haut-Bages Libéral (457) Château Lafite Rothschild (49, 50) Château Latour (282, 59) Château Mouton Rothschild (64) Château Pontet-Canet (458) 2002 Château Haut-Batailley (457) Château Lafite Rothschild (38, 51, 52) Château Mouton Rothschild (438, 65) Château Pontet-Canet (458, 89) 2003 Château Lafite Rothschild (52) Château Latour (59) Château Mouton Rothschild (66) Château Pontet-Canet (89) 2004 Château Lafite Rothschild (53) Château Latour (60) Château Mouton Rothschild (69) Château Pontet-Canet (458) 2005 Château Lafite Rothschild (499, 54) Château Latour (61) Château Mouton Rothschild (287, 70) Château Pontet-Canet (89) 2006 Château Duhart-Milon (456) Château Lafite Rothschild (55) Château Latour (62) Château Lynch-Bages (89) Château Mouton Rothschild (64) Le Petit Mouton De Mouton Rothschild (3) 2007 Château Lafite Rothschild (55) Château Latour (62) Le Petit Mouton De Mouton Rothschild (225) 2008 Château Duhart-Milon (456) Château Lynch Bages (455) Château Mouton Rothschild (226, 227, 228) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (201) 2009 Carruades De Lafite (388) Château D’armailhac (224, 482) Château Lafite Rothschild (56) Château Latour (63) Château Mouton Rothschild (72) Château Pontet-Canet (213, 422) 2010 Château La Fleur Peyrabon (224) Château Mouton Rothschild (72) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (483) Château Pontet-Canet (214, 366) 2011 Château Lafite Rothschild (56) Château Mouton Rothschild (71) 2012 Château Lafite Rothschild (312, 316) Château Mouton Rothschild (229, 71) Domaines Barons De Rothschild Légende (224)


2014 Château Pichon Baron (261) Château Pontet-Canet (224)

Pessac-Léognan 1986 Château Haut-Brion (357) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (357) 1989 Château Haut-Bailly (516) 1990 Château De Cruzeau (357) Château Haut-Brion (73, 202) 1995 Château Haut-Brion (73) 1996 Château Haut-Brion (204, 423) 1998 Château Haut-Bailly (516) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (81) La Chapelle De La Mission Haut-Brion (357) 2000 Château Haut-Brion (74) Château La Tour Haut-Brion (4) Château Pape Clément (203) 2001 Château Pape Clément (4) Château Smith Haut Lafitte (459) 2002 Château Haut-Brion (75) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (82) 2003 Château Haut-Brion (76) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (82)

Pomerol 1976 Château Petit-Village (523) 1986 Château Trotanoy (347) 1990 Château Pétrus (358) 1993 Château Pétrus (77) 1995 Château L’eglise-Clinet (5) Château Pétrus (491) 1996 Château Pétrus (492) 1997 Château Pétrus (511) 1998 Château Latour À Pomerol (15) Vieux Château Certan (17) 1999 Château Pétrus (493) 2000 Château L’eglise-Clinet (6) Château La Fleur-Pétrus (9) Château Nenin (16) Château Trotanoy (16) Vieux Château Certan (16) 2001 Château La Clémence (7) Château Latour À Pomerol (460) Vieux Château Certan (17)

2004 Château Haut-Brion (77) Château Pape Clément (4)

2003 Château Certan De May (5) Château La Croix St.vincent (217) Château La Fleur-Pétrus (9) Château Pétrus (84)

2005 Château Haut-Bergey (459) Château Haut-Brion (504, 79, 80) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (205) Château Pape Clément (4, 203)

2004 Château L’eglise-Clinet (6) Château La Fleur-Pétrus (9) Château Lafleur (13) Château Le Pin (83)

2006 Château Haut-Brion (80) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (82)

2005 Château Hosanna (5) Château L’eglise-Clinet (7) Château L’evangile (7) Château La Conseillante (8) Château La Fleur-Pétrus (10) Château Pétrus (85, 207) Clos L’église (18)

2007 Château Haut-Bailly (216) 2008 Château Haut-Bergey (459) Château Haut-Brion (79) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (82) 2009 Château Haut-Bailly (216) Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion (216) 2010 Château La Garde (216)

2006 Château L’eglise-Clinet (367) Château La Conseillante (8) Château La Croix St. Georges (217) Château La Fleur-Pétrus (11) Château Lafleur (389) Vieux Château Certan (18)

2007 Château L’eglise-Clinet (217) Château La Fleur-Pétrus (218) Château Pétrus (86) Vieux Château Certan (18) 2008 Château Beauregard (460) Château La Fleur De Gay (217) Château La Fleur-Pétrus (218) Château Pétrus (241) 2009 Château La Conseillante (8) Château Pétrus (349) Vieux Château Certan (18) 2010 Château La Conseillante (8) Château La Fleur-Pétrus (215) Château Lafleur (14) Château Trotanoy (219) 2011 Château La Fleur-Pétrus (15) Château Lafleur (15) Château Pétrus (380, 88) 2012 Château La Fleur-Pétrus (12) Château Le Pin (390) Château Trotanoy (389) 2013 Château Pétrus (209) 2014 Château Pétrus (383, 384, 385, 386) 2015 Château Pétrus (391)

Saint-Émilion 1990 Château Canon-La-Gaffelière (347) Château Cheval Blanc (206) Château Larmande (347) 1995 Château Angélus (19) Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf (424) 1996 Château Cheval Blanc (424) Château Clos Fourtet (461) Château Monbousquet (461) 1998 Château Angélus (20) 1999 Château Gaillard (446) 2000 Château Canon (32) 2001 Château Canon-La-Gaffelière (460) Château Pavie (33) Château Pavie Macquin (461) Château Troplong Mondot (461)


2002 Château Cheval Blanc (27) Château Pavie (34) 2003 Château Ausone (22) Château Cheval Blanc (28) Château Pavie (35) Château Pavie Decesse (35) Château Valandraud (35)

2001 Château Calon-Ségur (462) Château Cos D’estournel (462, 39) Château Les Ormes-De-Pez (462) Château Montrose (90) 2003 Château Calon-Ségur (35) Château Cos D’estournel (40) Château Montrose (41)

2004 Château Ausone (23) Château Cheval Blanc (29)

2004 Château Cos D’estournel (40) Château Montrose (90)

2005 Château Angélus (21) Château Ausone (22, 24) Château Cheval Blanc (505, 279, 30) Château Grand-Pontet (461) Château Moulin St. Georges (425) Clos De L’oratoire (425)

2005 Château Calon-Ségur (37) Château Cos D’estournel (40) Château Lafon-Rochet (426) Château Montrose (41)

2006 Château Angélus (19) Château Ausone (26) Château Cheval Blanc (28) Château Franc Mayne (516) 2007 Château Ausone (26) 2008 Château Barde-Haut (460) Château Cheval Blanc (31) Château Fombrauge (461) 2009 Château Ausone (24) Château Canon (220) Château Canon-La-Gaffelière (221) Château Cheval Blanc (31) Château Tourbadon (221) 2010 Château Laforge (221) 2011 Château Grand Mayne (220) 2012 Château La Confession (220)

Saint-Estèphe 1979 Château De Pez (523) 1988 Château Haut-Marbuzet (516)

2006 Château Calon-Ségur (426) 2008 Château Calon-Ségur (462) Château Meyney (462) 2009 Château Cos D’estournel (222) Château Picard (217) Château Tronquoy-Lalande (217)

2002 Château Léoville Barton (454) 2003 Château Branaire-Ducru (453) Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (42) Château Gruaud Larose (43) Château Léoville Barton (48) Château Léoville Las Cases (45) 2004 Château Léoville Las Cases (45) 2005 Château Léoville Las Cases (47) Château Talbot (482) Clos Du Marquis (48) 2006 Château Branaire-Ducru (453) Château Léoville Las Cases (47) 2008 Château Gloria (454) 2009 Château Talbot (482)

1970 Château Léoville Las Cases (520)

2010 Château Léoville Barton (484) Château Léoville Las Cases (485) Château Léoville Poyferré (485) Château Talbot (482)

1975 Château Beychevelle (260) Château Léoville Las Cases (520)

2011 Château Léoville Las Cases (485) Château Talbot (482)

Saint-Julien

1976 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (523) 1983 Château Léoville Poyferré (454) 1989 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (523) Château Lagrange (349) Château Léoville Las Cases (349) 1990 Château Lagrange (349) Château Léoville Barton (350, 351) 1991 Château Léoville Poyferré (516)

1989 Château Calon-Ségur (346)

1995 Château Lagrange (349) Château Langoa Barton (349)

1990 Château Les Ormes De Pez (348)

1996 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (421)

1996 Château Cos D’estournel (38) Château Phélan Ségur (462)

1998 Château Lagrange (349)

2000 Château Calon-Ségur (37) Château Cos D’estournel (38) Château Montrose (90) Château Phélan Ségur (462)

2001 Château Léoville Barton (42) Château Léoville Las Cases (44)

2000 Château Gruaud Larose (43, 43) Château Lagrange (42) Château Langoa Barton (48) Château Léoville Barton (280) Château Léoville Las Cases (288)

Red Burgundy Beaujolais 2009 Château Des Jacques Côte Du Py Morgon (430) Jean Foillard Morgon Côte Du Py (430) 2011 Château Des Jacques Clos De Rochegrés MoulinÀ-Vent (430) 2013 Coudert Père Clos De La Roilette Fleurie Cuvée Tardive (430)

Côte de Beaune 1996 Lucien Muzard Et Fils Santenay Gravières (526) Maison Fery-Meunier Savigny-Les-Beaune Ez Connardises (526) 1999 Domaine Comte Armand Pommard Clos Des Epeneaux Monopole (336) 2002 Château De La Maltroye Chassagne Montrachet Clos Du Chateau De La Maltroye (94)


2003 Domaine Jacques Prieur Corton-Bressandes (116) 2004 Doudet-Naudin Savigny-Les-Beaunes Vieille Vigne (526) 2005 Domaine Louis Jadot Savigny-Lès-Beaune La Dominode (526) Louis Jadot Beaune Clos Des Ursules (430) 2008 Domaine De Courcel Pommard Grand Clos Des Épenots (116) 2009 Domaine Chanson Beaune Bressandes (94) Domaine Des Croix Beaune Les Bressandes (94) Hospices De Beaune Corton Cuvée Docteur Peste (94) 2015 Domaine Leroy Pommard Les Vignots (431)

Côte de Nuits 1996 Domaine Armand Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques (335) 1999 Domaine Des Perdrix Nuits-St-Georges Aux Perdrix (446) 2000 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle-Musigny (446) 2001 Domaine G. Roumier Chambolle-Musigny Cru Les Cras (334) Domaine G. Roumier Morey-Saint-Denis Clos De La Bussière (334) Maison Roche De Bellene Gevrey-Chambertin Collection Bellenum (234) 2002 Domaine Du Comte Liger-Belair La Romanée (97, 98) Domaine G. Roumier Chambolle-Musigny Cru Les Cras (334) Domaine Taupenot-Merme MazoyèresChambertin (91) 2005 Bouchard Père & Fils Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Damodes (525) Domaine Du Comte Liger-Belair La Romanée (99) Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques (333) 2006 Domaine Bruno Clair Chambertin-Clos De Bèze (95) 2007 J. Confuron-Cotetidot Vosne-Romanée Les Suchots (93) 2009 Camille Giroud Chambertin (95) Domaine Bruno Clair Bonnes Mares (95) Domaine Des Lambrays Clos Des Lambrays (96) Domaine Méo-Camuzet Clos Vougeot (91) Sérafin Père & Fils Gevrey-Chambertin Les Corbeaux (96)

2010 Domaine Comte Georges De Vogüé Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes (92) Domaine D’eugénie Clos Vougeot (392) 2011 Domaine Denis Mortet Chambertin (397) 2012 Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos De Ruchottes (395) 2013 Domaine Armand Rousseau Clos De La Roche (396) Domaine Armand Rousseau RuchottesChambertin Clos Des Ruchottes (392) 2014 Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin (393, 394) Domaine Armand Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques (395)

2005 Domaine De La Janasse Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Vieilles Vignes (116) Domaine De La Vielle Julienne Châteauneuf-DuPape (104) Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (105) Les Cailloux (Lucien Et André Brunel) Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Centenaire (106) 2006 Henri Bonneau Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Réserve Des Célestins (107) 2007 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (105) 2010 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin (398) Le Clos Du Caillou Châteauneuf-Du-Pape La Réserve (234)

Rhône

Rhône Red Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1989 Domaine Lucien Barrot Et Fils Châteauneuf-DuPape (446) 1995 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (337) 1998 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (337, 102) 1999 Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Des Cadettes (103) 2000 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin (102) E. Guigal Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (463) 2001 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (337) 2003 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin (103) Clos Saint-Jean Châteauneuf-Du-Pape La Combe Des Fous (105) Domaine De Beaurenard Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Boisrenard (104) E. Guigal Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (463) 2004 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Deus-Ex Machina (103) Clos Saint-Jean Châteauneuf-Du-Pape La Combe Des Fous (105) Domaine De Beaurenard Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Boisrenard (104) Domaine De La Janasse Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Chaupin (104) Domaine Du Pégau Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (105)

1990 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle (208) 1998 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie Brune Et Blonde (463) 2000 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie la Landonne (108) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Turque (100) 2001 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (338) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie la Landonne (109, 110) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie la Mouline (109, 110) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Turque (109, 110) Rene Rostaing Côte-Rôtie la Landonne (106) 2002 Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie (113) Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (115) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie la Landonne (111, 112) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Mouline (111, 112) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Turque (111, 112) 2003 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Réservé (117) Delas Frères Hermitage Les Bessards (114) Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie (106) 2004 Delas Frères Hermitage Les Bessards (114) M.chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon (101) 2005 Delas Frères Hermitage Les Bessards (114) M.chapoutier Côte-Rôtie La Mordorée (113) M.chapoutier Crozes-Ermitage Les Varonniers (101) M.chapoutier Ermitage L’ermite (101) M.chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon (101) M.chapoutier Ermitage Les Greffieux (101) 2008 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie la Landonne (108) 2009 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie la Landonne (399) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie la Mouline (399) E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Turque (399) 2012 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (400)


Rhône White

Rioja, Spain

2001 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc (338)

2001 Benjamin Romeo Rioja La Viña De Andres Romeo (155) La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904 (487)

2011 M.chapoutier Ermitage Le Méal (398)

South Africa 2012 Porseleinberg Swartland (189)

2004 Bodegas Lan Rioja Reserva Culmen (154) 2005 Finca Allende Rioja Calvario (154)

United States Red Spain Jumilla 2005 Bodegas El Nido Jumilla El Nido (155)

Montilla-Moriles, Spain 1946 Bodegas Toro Albalá Don Px Convento Selección (382, 383)

Ribera del Duero, Spain 1995 Bodegas Y Viñedos Alión (464) 1996 Bodegas Y Viñedos Alión (464) 2001 Dominio Pingus Ribera Del Duero (153) Dominio Pingus Ribera Del Duero Flor De Pingus (155) 2002 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera Del Duero Único (156) 2004 Bodegas Aalto Ribera Del Duero P.s. (154) Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera Del Duero Único (154)

Alexander Valley, Sonoma County 2013 Francis Ford Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon Archimedes (238)

California 1996 Ridge Monte Bello (477)

Carneros, Napa Valley 2010 Robert Mondavi Winery Pinot Noir Reserve (173)

Central Coast, California 2011 The Hilt Pinot Noir Vanguard (157)

Columbia Valley 2010 Delille Cellars Cabernent Sauvignon Grand Ciel (495) 2012 Delille Cellars Cabernent Sauvignon Four Flags (495)

Howell Mountain, Napa Valley

2005 Bodegas Felix Callejo Ribera Del Duero Callejo Family Reserve (154)

2007 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Steinhauer Ranch (159)

2008 Dominio Pingus Ribera Del Duero Flor De Pingus (155)

2012 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Dancing Bear Ranch (162)

2009 Bodegas Emilio Moro Malleolus De Sanchomartin (487)

Mendocino County

2010 Dominio Pingus Ribera Del Duero Flor De Pingus (270) 2012 Dominio Pingus Ribera Del Duero Flor De Pingus (270)

2012 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (237)

Napa Valley 1992 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (407) 1996 Dominus Estate (466) Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Proprietary Red Wine (407)

1997 Bacio Divino Cellars Red (331) Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (407) 1998 Shafer Vineyards Merlot (331) 1999 Harlan Estate (166) Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Proprietary Red Wine (330) Opus One (507) Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon (477) 2000 Opus One (174) Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (331) Viader Proprietary (180) 2001 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (172) Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon Limited Reserve (331) 2002 Cardinale (160) Dominus Estate (465) Forman Cabernet Sauvignon (477) Opus One (175) 2003 Joseph Phelps Insignia Proprietary Red Wine (168) 2004 Dominus Estate (465) Frog’s Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (331) Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select (327) 2005 Dominus Estate (163, 409) Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (407) Opus One (497) 2006 Cardinale (160) Dominus Estate (163, 409) Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (413) Joseph Phelps Insignia Proprietary Red Wine (165) 2007 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve (159) Cardinale (161) Dominus Estate (466, 164) Joseph Phelps Insignia Proprietary Red Wine (168) Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder (170) Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (172) Staglin Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (510) 2008 Dominus Estate (466) Joseph Phelps Insignia Proprietary Red Wine (168) Opus One (176) Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (172, 498) Rubicon Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Cask (180) Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (508)


2009 Dominus Estate (467, 468) Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (414, 403) Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon (165) Harlan Estate Proprietary Red (507) Inglenook Rubicon (165) Opus One (177) 2010 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve (235) Bevan Cellars Sugarloaf Mountain Proprietary Red Wine (496) Dominus Estate (411, 412) Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (404) Etude Cabernent Sauvignon Oakville (495) Etude Cabernent Sauvignon St. Helena (495) Harlan Estate (167) Inglenook Rubicon (165) Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Proprietary Red Wine (497) Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red (405) Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select (498) 2011 Bacio Divino Janzen Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon (262) Bevan Cellars Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (496) Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (235) Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (235, 408) Dominus Estate (236, 410) Joseph Phelps Insignia Proprietary Red Wine (169) Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Proprietary Red Wine (497) Opus One (178) Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (509) Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Apologue (491) Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Hillside (492) Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Fay-Fifty (491) 2012 Crossbarn (Paul Hobbs) Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (238) Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon (237) Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon (237) Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder (171) Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard (173) Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve To-Kalon Vineyard (269) Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (406) Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23 (489, 490) Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Fay (492) Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon S.l.v. (493) 2013 Dominus Estate (266, 267, 268) Girard Cabernet Sauvignon (237) Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon (238) Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis (238) Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23 (180) Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Fay (180)

2014 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot Three Palms Vineyard (478, 263) Opus One (264, 265) Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon (238) 2015 Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (479) Venge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Bone Ash Vineyard (480) Venge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve (480)

Oakville, Napa Valley 2010 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (498)

Sonoma Valley 1992 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series (328)

Stags Leaps District, Napa Valley 2004 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five (179) 2005 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five (179)

Washington State 2012 Sheridan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (494)

2012 Bevan Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville (496) Bevan Cellars Ee Cuvée Trench Vineyard (496) Bevan Cellars Proprietary Red Wine (496)

Willamette Valley, Oregon

Paso Robles

2006 Cristom Pinot Noir Eileen Vineyard (181)

2006 L’aventure Estate Cuvée (157)

Santa Cruz Mountains 2008 Ridge Monte Bello (157)

Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County 2012 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Las Alturas (239)

Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County 2013 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Clark & Telephone Vineyard (239)

Sierra Foothills, California 2000 Domaine De La Terre Rouge Syrah Ascent (157)

Sonoma County 1996 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series (328)

2000 Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir (325, 326)

2008 Beaux Frères Pinot Noir Beaux Frères Vineyard (181) 2009 Beaux Frères Pinot Noir The Upper Terrace (181)

Yakima Valley, Washington 2010 Sheridan Vineyard Block 1 (494) 2012 Sheridan Vineyard Cabernet Franc Boss Block (494) Sheridan Vineyard L’orage (494)

United States White Napa Valley 2013 Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay (237) 2014 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay (235)

White Bordeaux

1997 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series (328, 329)

Graves

1998 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series (328)

2014 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc (231)

1999 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series (328)

Pessac-Léognan

2007 Peter Michael Les Pavots (158) 2008 Peter Michael Les Pavots (158)

2000 Château Haut-Brion Blanc (452, 454)


Sauternes 1975 Château D’yquem (359) Château Suduiraut (429) 1989 Château D’yquem (363) 1998 Château D’yquem (427) 2001 Château D’yquem (527, 528, 529) Château Guiraud (427) Château Rieussec (428) 2003 Château Rieussec (428) 2005 Château Rieussec (428) Château Suduiraut (428) 2008 Château D’yquem (232) 2011 Château De Rayne-Vigneau (233) Château Doisy-Daëne (233) Château Guiraud (233)

White Burgundy Chablis 2011 Domaine William Fevre Chablis Les Preuses (368) 2014 Domaine Raveneau Chablis Chapelot (396)


Level / Ullage Descriptions and Interpretations

bn. vts﹒ ts﹒ hs﹒ ms﹒

3 cm 5 cm 7 cm

ls﹒ bs﹒

Bordeaux Levels

Burgundy Levels

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

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

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

VTS.

VERY TOP SHOULDER

TS.

TOP SHOULDER: Normal for any Bordeaux 15 years old

HS.

HIGH SHOULDER: Slight natural reduction through

MS.

LS.

BS.

or older.

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

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

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

rare sort of bottle. Wine will usually be undrinkable.

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

Bottle Sizes HF. BT.

HALF BOTTLE = 0.375 litres

BT(S).

BOTTLE(S) = 0.75 litres

LTR.

LITRE

MAG.

MAGNUM = 1.5 litres, or two regular bottles

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

JEROBOAM (BURGUNDY, CHAMPAGNE) = 3 litres

JERO.

JEROBOAM (BORDEAUX) = 5 litres*

IMP.

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

U.

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

METH.

OC.

ORIGINAL CARTON

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

OWC.

ORIGINAL WOODEN CASE

RC.

RESERVE CHâTEAU

Notes and Rating Sources WA

Wine Advocate

WS

Wine Spectator

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


Buying at Waddington’s Fine Wine & Spirits

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

payment Payment for purchases must be by INTERAC direct debit (Cdn clients in person only), certified cheque (U.S. & Overseas not applicable), travelers cheque, bank draft, electronic transfer (fee applies), VISA or Mastercard (up to $25,000). ALL PRICES IN CANADIAN FUNDS note With respect to our collection of your personal information, you acknowledge the following: a

The personal information required is collected on behalf of the LCBO under the authority of Sections 3(1)(b), (n) and (o) and 3(2)(f) of the Liquor Control Act, for the purposes of controlling the purchase and sale of liquor by auction in Ontario.;

b

The collection of your personal information will be collected in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act;

c

We may disclose information relating to the auction, including but not limited to your personal information, to the LCBO.

d

Consent to disclose your personal information to a third party for storage and certain fulfilment services, strictly limited to the minimum required to validate the pick up of purchased goods.

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


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

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


Conditions of Sale Fine Wine & Fine Spirits

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

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


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

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


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