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Fine Wine Online Auction SEPTEMBER 10-18, 2018

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Fine Wine Online Auction SEPTEMBER 10-18, 2018


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416-847-6182

front cover Lot 154

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 2008, CHÂTEAU D’YQUEM 2008, CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2008, CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2008, CHÂTEAU LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD 2008, CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2008, CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2008, CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2008, CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2008

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MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 1997 MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 1998 MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 1999 MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2000

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CHATEAU MONTELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON THE MONTELENA ESTATE 1991 CHATEAU MONTELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON THE MONTELENA ESTATE 1997 (2)

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CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1986 (6)

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A Wonderful Cellar of Excellent Bordeaux and Italian Classics

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CHÂTEAU CHARMAIL 1998 (4) Haut-Médoc. 4 x scraped & bin soiled labels

CHÂTEAU PALMER 2005 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé scraped label

CHÂTEAU CITRAN 1985 (1) Haut-Médoc. u. bn. scraped & wrinkled label

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 94 WS 98 WA

CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1985 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 5 x wrinkled labels. 4 x scraped labels. 1 x corroded capsule 93 WS 95 WA 6 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

2 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2003 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scaped labels 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. Drink: now-2024 93 WS 97 WA 4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

3 CHÂTEAU CARBONNIEUX 1985 Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé u. 5 x bn. 3 x vts. 1 x hs. 5 x scuffed labels. 1 x stained label. 7 x corroded capsules. 1 x wrinkled label. 2 x scraped labels.

CHÂTEAU HANTEILLAN 1986 (1) Haut-Médoc. u. bn. scraped & wrinkled label CHÂTEAU LA LAGUNE 1985 (1) Haut-Médoc. u. hs. scraped label & capsule CHÂTEAU PEYRABON 1986 (4) Haut-Médoc. 4 x wrinkled labels. 3 x scraped labels 11 bts. per lot $400 - $600

7 CHÂTEAU LA LAGUNE 2002 (4) Haut-Médoc. CHÂTEAU LA TOUR CARNET 2002 (5) Haut-Médoc. 4ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label CHÂTEAU LA TOUR CARNET 2005 (3) Haut-Médoc. 4ième Cru Classé 12 bts. per lot $400 - $600

9 bts. per lot $300 - $500

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CHÂTEAU PALMER 1986 (3) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 2 x vts. 3 x scraped labels

CHÂTEAU DE FIEUZAL 1985 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 1 x vts. 1 x ts. 1 x hs. 6 x wrinkled & bin soiled labels. 2 x corroded capsules.

92 WA

6 bts. per lot $200 - $400

CHÂTEAU LA LOUVIÈRE 1983 (1) Pessac-Léognan. u. bn. wrinkled & scraped label

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

CHÂTEAU LA TOUR HAUT-BRION 2003 (2) Pessac-Léognan.

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

5 CHÂTEAU LA LOUVIÈRE 1982 (1) Pessac-Léognan. u. ts. scraped label

DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER 1986 (4) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 2 x scraped label. 3 x scuffed labels. 8 bts. per lot $400 - $600

CHÂTEAU PALMER 2002 (3) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label

CHÂTEAU PALMER ALTER EGO DE PALMER 2005 (4) Margaux. 2 x scraped labels 5 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

10 CHÂTEAU LABÉGORCE ZÉDÉ 2005 (2) Margaux. DOMAINE ZÉDÉ 2000 (22) Margaux. 6 x scraped labels 24 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

11 CHÂTEAU D'ANGLUDET 1986 Margaux. u. 8 x bn. 1 x vts. 1 x scraped label. 11 x bin soiled labels. 11 bts. per lot $400 - $600

12 CHÂTEAU DAUZAC 1982 Margaux. 5ième Cru Classé u. 5 x bn. 5 x scraped labels. 1 x wrinkled label. 1 x corroded capsule. 10 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

13 CHÂTEAU DAUZAC 1983 Margaux. 5ième Cru Classé u. 4 x bn. 1 x vts. 5 x bin soiled labels 5 bts. per lot $400 - $600


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CHÂTEAU BOYD-CANTENAC 2004 (6) Margaux.

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAGES-LIBÉRAL 2003 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1986 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 2 x scraped labels. 5 x bin soiled labels. 1 x corroded capsule

CHÂTEAU BRANE-CANTENAC 2005 (3) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label. 3 x raised labels A sexy, style of wine from the Lurtons at BraneCantenac, this wine (a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc) has a stunning nose of forest floor, licorice, blackcurrants, plums and spring flowers. So! tannin, full-bodied opulence and beautifully textured, lush richness, make for a brilliant wine from this large, 180-acre vineyard. In spite of the wine’s stunning forward fragrance and lushness, the color still looks as if it is 3-4 years old, rather than a decade. This is a big-time winner in 2005 and should drink well for at least another 25+ years. Drink: 2014-2029 92 WS 95 WA

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAGES-LIBÉRAL 2004 (6) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels CHÂTEAU HAUT-BATAILLEY 2005 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label 12 bts. per lot $500 - $700

19 CHÂTEAU L'ANCIEN 1998 (6) Lalande-de-Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU FERRIÈRE 2005 (2) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PIBRAN 2005 (3) Pauillac.

11 bts. per lot $700 - $900

9 bts. per lot $300 - $500

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CHÂTEAU LASCOMBES 1986 (2) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 x vts. 2 x soiled, scraped & wrinkled label

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS 1985 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 4 x bn. 2 x ts. 5 x wrinkled & scraped labels

CHÂTEAU LASCOMBES 2005 (2) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé

8 bts. per lot $400 - $600

The palate is medium-bodied with supple red berry fruit, a pinch of white pepper and cedar, structured compared to coeval vintages and perhaps further along its drinking plateau than previous examples. Certainly à point, I would be reaching for bo$les of this now if you cannot locate those 1982s, or alternatively seek out the superlative 1996. This still remains a fine, rather regal Pichon-Lalande. Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2036 95 WA 5 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500

24 CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 2005 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE RÉSERVE DE LA COMTESSE 2000 (1) Pauillac. u. bn. bin soiled label CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE RÉSERVE DE LA COMTESSE 2005 (3) Pauillac. 2 x scraped labels LE PETIT MOUTON DE MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2005 (2) Pauillac.

CHÂTEAU POUGET 1986 (3) Margaux. 4ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 3 x stained, scuffed & scraped labels. 3 x scraped capsules

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CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 2003 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u. bn. scraped label

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS 1985 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 2 x scraped labels.

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

8 bts. per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS 2003 (6) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 2 x wrinkled & scraped labels

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8 bts. per lot $200 - $400

CHÂTEAU D’ARMAILHAC 2003 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 3 x wrinkled labels

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CHÂTEAU DUHART-MILON 2002 (3) Pauillac. 4ième Cru Classé

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

CHÂTEAU DUHART-MILON 2005 (3) Pauillac. 4ième Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels 9 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

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1 bt.

Made from a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, this spectacular 2003 hits all the sweet spots on the palate. A glorious bouquet of cedarwood, jammy black currants, cherries, licorice and truffle is followed by a dense, opulently textured, full-bodied wine with terrific purity and freshness as well as deep, velvety textured tannins. Enjoy this beauty over the next 10-12 years. August 2014 93 WS 95 WA 4 bts. per lot $700 - $900

6 bts. per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1986 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé per lot $300 - $500

26 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2002 (2) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2003 (3) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels 93 WA 5 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200


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CHÂTEAU LES CARMES HAUT-BRION 2002 (4) Pessac-Léognan.

VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 1986 (3) Pomerol. u. 3 x bn. 1 x corroded capsule

CHÂTEAU BERLIQUET 2005 (3) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels

CHÂTEAU LES CARMES HAUT-BRION 2003 (2) Pessac-Léognan. u. 2 x bn. 1 x scraped label

VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 2005 (2) Pomerol. 1 x scraped label

CHÂTEAU FIGEAC 2002 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B 1 x scraped label CHÂTEAU FIGEAC 2005 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B

CHÂTEAU DE FIEUZAL 2005 (3) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé

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

CHÂTEAU LARRIVET HAUT-BRION 2005 (4) Pessac-Léognan.

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

CHÂTEAU LES CARMES HAUT-BRION 2004 (3) Pessac-Léognan. 2 x scraped labels 9 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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CHÂTEAU LAVILLE HAUT-BRION BLANC 2002 (2) Pessac-Léognan.

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CHÂTEAU MALARTIC-LAGRAVIERE 2005 (2 mag.) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU CANON 1986 (4) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 2 x ts. 1 x scraped label

CHÂTEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE 2003 (3) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 1979 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. hs. scuffed & wrinkled label. scraped capsule

12 bts. & 2 mags.

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 1986 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x vts. 2 x hs. 1 x stained label

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

29 CHÂTEAU CLINET 2003 (2) Pomerol. CHÂTEAU CLINET 2005 (1) Pomerol. CHÂTEAU L'EGLISE-CLINET 2004 (3) Pomerol. 1 x scuffed label 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 94 WA CHÂTEAU LA PROVIDENCE 2005 (2) Pomerol. 1 x scraped label 8 bts. per lot $800 - $1,200

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

32 CHÂTEAU FOMBRAUGE 1998 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 2 x bin soiled labels CHÂTEAU FONROQUE 1985 (8) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 1 x vts. 6 x scraped & wrinkled labels CHÂTEAU MAGDELAINE 1986 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. bn. wrinkled, scraped & bin soiled label 11 bts. per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 2003 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u. 1 x bn. 1 x scraped label & capsule, 1 x scuffed label 10 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

34 CHÂTEAU ARMENS 2000 (4) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scraped label CHÂTEAU BELAIR 2005 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé CHÂTEAU BELAIR 2005 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé CLOS LA MADELEINE 2003 (3) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scraped label 10 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

35 CHÂTEAU LARCIS DUCASSE 2005 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B 1 x scraped label With an unbelievable nose of licorice, tapenade, black cherry and blackcurrant liqueur, as well as full body, super-sweet tannin, and astonishing richness and length, this prodigious effort in 2005 announced the resurrection of this great terroir on the slopes near Château Pavie. Dark garnet/plum/purple, this is compelling stuff and drinkable already, but capable of lasting another 25-30 years. This beauty is not to be missed! Only 3,000 cases were produced. Drink: 2015-2045 June 2015 100 WA LE PETIT CHEVAL 2005 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scraped label 4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000


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CHÂTEAU HAUT-MARBUZET 1985 (3) Saint-Estèphe. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel u. 2 x bn. 1 x vts. 3 x bin soiled labels, 2 x scraped labels

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1985 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x vts. 2 x ts. 3 x scraped & wrinkled labels. 3 x scraped capsules

CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 2005 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU HAUT-MARBUZET 2002 (4) Saint-Estèphe. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel 1 x scraped label

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2003 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scraped label

CHÂTEAU LAFON-ROCHET 2004 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 4ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label

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

The 2005 Ducru Beaucaillou is a 10,000-case blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot (they used to produce 18,000-20,000 cases). It is an exceptionally powerful wine with a dense purple color, superb intensity, and a beautiful, sweet nose of spring flowers, raspberries, blueberries, graphite, and creme de cassis. Full-bodied with fabulous concentration, exceptionally high tannin, good acidity, and massive layers of richness that build incrementally on the palate, this monumental effort is more structured than their outstanding 2003. It may be the finest wine produced at this estate since the 1982 and 1961 Ducrus. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2050. April 2008 96 WS 97 WA

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2003 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scraped capsule

CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 2003 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels

The spectacular 2003 Leoville Poyferre exhibits a dense purple color with a touch of lightening at the edge as well as notes of creosote, barbecue smoke, jammy black currants, licorice and spice box. This intense, voluptuously textured, full-bodied St.-Julien possesses low acidity and ripe tannin. Still fresh and exuberant, it is just entering its plateau of full maturity where it should remain for 10-15+ years.August 2014 Drink: 2014-2029 95 WS 96 WA

CROIX DE BEAUCAILLOU 2005 (3) Saint-Julien. 1 x scraped label

CHÂTEAU LAFON-ROCHET 2005 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 4ième Cru Classé 91 WA LES PAGODES DE COS 2005 (3) Saint-Estèphe. 14 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

37 CHÂTEAU HAUT-MARBUZET 1986 (4) Saint-Estèphe. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel u. 2 x vts. 2 x ts. 2 x bin soiled labels. 2 x scuffed, bin soiled & stained labels CHÂTEAU HAUT-MARBUZET 2005 (2) Saint-Estèphe. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel 6 bts. per lot $200 - $400

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2005 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x wrinkled labels

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CLOS DU MARQUIS 2005 (4) Saint-Julien. 1 x scraped capsule

CHÂTEAU LES ORMES-DE-PEZ 1986 (7) Saint-Estèphe. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel u. 3 x vts. 3 x bn. 2 x scraped labels, 7 x bin soiled labels, 3 x corroded capsules

11 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,900

CHÂTEAU MEYNEY 1986 (4) Saint-Estèphe. u. 3 x vts. 1 x ts. 4 x scraped & wrinkled labels 11 bts. per lot $700 - $900

39 CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2005 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé 94 WA CHÂTEAU MEYNEY 2000 (3) Saint-Estèphe. 3 x scraped labels CHÂTEAU MEYNEY 2002 (6) Saint-Estèphe. 11 bts. per lot $500 - $700

40 CHÂTEAU PHÉLAN SÉGUR 2000 Saint-Estèphe. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel 12 bts. (OWC)

per lot $400 - $600

42 CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 2002 (4) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. bn. 2 x scraped labels

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

44 CHÂTEAU GLORIA 1986 (3) Saint-Julien. u. 2 x bn. 1 x ts. scraped & wrinkled labels LES FIEFS DE LAGRANGE 2005 (6) Saint-Julien. 1 x scraped label 9 bts. per lot $500 - $700

45 LES FIEFS DE LAGRANGE 1985 Saint-Julien. 6 x scraped & bin soiled labels

CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU 1982 (1) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé scraped label

6 bts. per lot $200 - $400

CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU 1987 (1) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. bn.

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CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU 2002 (4) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU 2005 (2) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé 12 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

CHÂTEAU POUJEAUX 2002 (6) Moulis-en-Médoc. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel u. 1 x bn. 1 x scraped label CHÂTEAU POUJEAUX 2005 (6) Moulis-en-Médoc. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel 2 x wrinkled labels. 1 x scraped label 12 bts. per lot $500 - $700


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CHÂTEAU BEL-AIR LAGRAVE 1978 (2) Moulis-en-Médoc. u. 2 x bn. bin soiled labels

CHÂTEAU LANESSAN 1986 (3) Haut-Médoc. u. 2 x ts. scraped & wrinkled labels. corroded capsules.1 x u. ts. torn label

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAGES AVEROUS 1985 (10) Pauillac. u. 4 x bn. 2 x ts. 1 x hs. 9 x stained & scraped labels. 5 x corroded capsules. 1 x scraped capsule

CHÂTEAU BEL-AIR LAGRAVE 1978 (1) Moulis-en-Médoc. u. bn. bin soiled & stained label CHÂTEAU CHASSE-SPLEEN 1985 (2) Médoc. u. 2 x bn. 2 x wrinkled & scraped labels CHÂTEAU POUJEAUX 1986 (5) Moulis-en-Médoc. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel u. 1 x bn. 2 x vts. 3 x scraped labels 10 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

48 CHÂTEAU CHASSE-SPLEEN 1986 (5) Moulis-en-Médoc. u. 3 x bn. 2 x vts. 3 x wrinkled & scraped labels CHÂTEAU LA TOUR DE BY 1986 (1) Médoc. scuffed & wrinkled label CHÂTEAU LA TOUR DE BY 1996 (1) Médoc. writing on label. scraped label

CHÂTEAU RAMAGE LA BATISSE 1986 (2) Haut-Médoc. u. 1 x bn. 1 x ts. 2 x wrinkled labels. 1 x scraped label CHÂTEAU SOCIANDO-MALLET 1986 (3) Haut-Médoc. u. 1 x bn. 2 x vts. 3 x scraped & scuffed labels

12 bts. per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU SOCIANDO-MALLET 1998 (3) Haut-Médoc. 2 x scraped labels. 2 x bin soiled label. 1x u. bn.

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11 bts. per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAILLY 2002 (4) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé 4 x bin soiled labels

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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BATAILLEY 1985 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé wrinkled & bin soiled label

BLASON D'ISSAN 2005 (4) Margaux. CHÂTEAU D'ISSAN 2002 (4) Margaux. u. 2 x bn. 2 x scraped labels CHÂTEAU DURFORT-VIVENS 2002 (4) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LA TOUR DE BY 2000 (3) Médoc. 3 x bin soiled labels

12 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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49 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2003 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé 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! April 2014 95 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAGES-LIBÉRAL 1985 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 1 x vts. 2 x scraped & bin soiled labels

LA PARDE DE HAUT-BAILLY 2005 (4) Pessac-Léognan. 1 x scraped label 11 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

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PAVILLON ROUGE DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1985 (1) Margaux. u. vts. wrinkled & stained label PAVILLON ROUGE DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2005 (2) Margaux. 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

53 PAVILLON ROUGE DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1985 Margaux. u. 4 x bn. 1 x ts. 5 scuffed labels. 4 x corroded capsules 5 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

54 CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 1986 (5) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 2 x wrinkled labels. 2 x corroded capsules. u. 1 x bn. 2 x vts. scraped & wrinkled labels. 1 x corroded label CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 2005 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 7 bts.

CHÂTEAU LATOUR LES FORTS DE LATOUR 1977 (2) Pauillac. u. 2 x ts. 2 x wrinkled labels. 1 scraped label

per lot $800 - $1,000

BLASON DE L'ÉVANGILE 2005 (3) Pomerol. 1 x scraped label. 2 x wrinkled labels CHÂTEAU FEYTIT-CLINET 1982 (1) Pomerol. u. bn. CHÂTEAU FEYTIT-CLINET 1985 (2) Pomerol. u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. scraped labels CHÂTEAU LE GAY 2003 (1) Pomerol. CHÂTEAU LE GAY 2003 (1) Pomerol. CHÂTEAU LE GAY 2005 (2) Pomerol. 1 x wrinkled label The 2005 Le Gay is a massive, masculine Pomerol, very much in the style of Gazin, but showing much more minerality, abundant blue and black fruits, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and loads of tannin in a youthful, backward style, even at age 10. Give this wine at least another 5-10 years of cellaring and drink it over the following quarter-century. June 2015 95+ WA 10 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,200


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CHÂTEAU BEAU-SÉJOUR BÉCOT 1975 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u. hs. wrinkled label

CHÂTEAU LANGOA BARTON 2002 (4) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label

CHÂTEAU LA DOMINIQUE 1986 (7) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. wrinkled labels. u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 5 raised & scraped labels. 2 x scraped capsules

CHÂTEAU LANGOA BARTON 2004 (6) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé 2 x scraped capsule

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x vts. 2 x ts. 3 x wrinkled & scraped labels. 2 x scraped capsules. 1 x corroded capsule

CHÂTEAU PUY BLANQUET CARRILLE 1988 (1) Saint-Émilion. u. ts. scraped label

CHÂTEAU LANGOA BARTON 2005 (2) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label 12 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

9 bts. per lot $600 - $800

59 CHÂTEAU CLOS DES JACOBINS 2005 (3) Saint-Émilion. 2 x scraped labels CHÂTEAU DASSAULT 2004 (5) Saint-Émilion. 2 x scraped labels CLOS DE L'ORATOIRE 2005 (4) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 2 x scraped 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 94 WA 12 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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62 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 1 x scraped label. 2 x scuffed labels. 3 x wrinkled labels. 2 x corroded capsules The 1986 Mouton-Rothschild is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot that was picked from 2 October until 16 October. Winemaker Philippe Dhalluin, who was not working at the property back then, told me that the pH was fairly low at 3.54 when it is usually around 3.75, due to the natural tartaric acid in the vines. It has a powerful and intense bouquet as always: exemplary graphite and cedar scents, a touch of black pepper and incense. It seems to unfurl in the glass, like a motor revving its engine. The palate is beautifully balanced with its trademark firm tannic structure, a MoutonRothschild with backbone and masculinity. Layers of black fruit intermingling with mint and graphite, a hint of licorice emanating from the Merlot, gently fanning out and my God, it is incredibly long. It is not like the 1985 MoutonRothschild that is so fleshy and generous. This is serious, aristocratic Mouton, a true vin de garde and yes, I do think drinkers will have to wait until it reaches its true peak. Sometimes that's just the way it is. Tasted September 2016. Drink: 20121-2050 99 WS 100 WA

99 WS 100 WA 3 bts. per lot $3,000 - $5,000

65 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 2 x vts. 1 x scraped label. 4 x wrinkled & scuffed labels. 2 x corroded capsules. 3 x wrinkled & scuffed capsules. 99 WS 100 WA 4 bts. per lot $4,000 - $6,000

66 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 2 x ts. 4 x scuffed & wrinkled labels. 1 x corroded capsule. 2 x scraped capsules 99 WS 100 WA 4 bts. per lot $4,000 - $6,000

67 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 4 x vts. 4 x scuffed & wrinkled labels. 4 x scraped, corroded & wrinkled lables. 99 WS 100 WA

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2002 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label

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

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2005 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé

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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. For certain, it is masculine and structured, yet it has enormous potential, perhaps more than was suggested when it was first released? This is for the long term, but you know that already. Tasted June 2016. Drink: 2025-2065 97 WA

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1x vts. 2 x ts. 4 x wrinkled labels. 3 x scraped labels. 1 x scuffed . 1 x corroded & scraped capsule. 1 x scraped capsule Deep garnet-black colour. An incredible array of aromas on the nose: blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, espresso, leather, black olive and loam. The palate is absolutely seamless from first impression to finish, effortlessly building layers of complexity in the mouth and leading to a very long, earth and spice finish. I can’t see how this could possibly be improvement so have no alternative but concede perfection. Drink now to 2045+. 99 WS 100 WA

4 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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

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

68 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. vts. scraped & wrinkled label. corroded capsule Deep garnet-black colour. An incredible array of aromas on the nose: blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, espresso, leather, black olive and loam. The palate is absolutely seamless from first impression to finish, effortlessly building layers of complexity in the mouth and leading to a very long, earth and spice finish. I can’t see how this could possibly be improvement so have no alternative but concede perfection. Drink now to 2045+. 99 WS 100 WA 1 bt.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200


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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2004 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé 3 x scraped labels. 1 x stained label

93 WA

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: 2007-2024 94 WA

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1985 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 2 x vts. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped & corroded capsule

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

70 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2003 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 2 x wrinkled labels 2 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

71 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2004 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 3 x scraped labels

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

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CHÂTEAU RAUSAN-SÉGLA 1983 Margaux. Grand Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 7 x scraped labels. 12 x wrinkled labels. 1 x scraped capsule

72 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1983 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 4 cm. scraped & bin soiled label. corroded capsule CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1986 (5) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 3 x 1 cm. 2 x 2 cm. 4 x scraped and scuffed labels. 1 x scraped & bin soiled label 93 WA 6 bts. per lot $2,800 - $3,200

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

12 bts. per lot $1,800 - $2,200

The 1986 Lynch Bages has a knockout bouquet that wraps its arms around you with all its loveliness: pure black cherries, mint and cedar, even a touch of glycerine still there. Vibrant and youthful. The palate is beautifully balanced, crisp and taut, linear but very precise with a fine bead of acidity. You just fall for the harmony of this Lynch Bages, the intensity of fruit that seems undiminished on the finish. Is it up there with the 1989 and 1990? Maybe not, but it is not far behind. Frankly this Lynch Bages is a 1986 Claret that you cannot own too much of and as I commented to Jean-Michel Cazes tasting alongside me, at 30 years of age it still has more to give. Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2040 94 WA CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2003 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label. 1 x scuffed label A healthy, youthful dark plum/ruby/purple color is followed by a bouquet of smoke, barbecued meats, black currants and new saddle leather. With full body and sweet tannin, this 2003 is stru"ing its stuff. Although it is not as fine as the 1989, 1990, or 2000, it is a complex, classic Pauillac to enjoy over the next decade. August 2014 94 WA 9 bts. per lot $1,800 - $2,200

76 CHÂTEAU RAUSAN-SÉGLA 1979 (1) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé u. 1.5 cm. scraped & wrinkled label CHÂTEAU RAUSAN-SÉGLA 1983 (6) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 5 x scraped labels. 6 x wrinkled labels. 1 x scraped capsule 7 bts.

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1986 (4) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 4 x bn.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

78 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scraped 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. 94 WS 98 WA 1 bt.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

79 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2002 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 95 WS 94 WA

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

per lot $1,800 - $2,000


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CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 4 x bn. 5 x wrinkled & scraped labels.

CHÂTEAU AUSONE 2004 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels. 3 x scuffed labels

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) 100 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,600

81 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2002 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 95 WS 94 WA CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2004 (2) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 1 x stained label 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. 93 WS 95 WA 3 bts. per lot $2,800 - $3,200

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

per lot $1,000 - $1,400

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1986 Pomerol. u. bn. scraped & raised label per lot $2,500 - $3,000

87 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2003 Pomerol. u. bn.

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1983 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 5 x wrinkled & scuffed labels. 2 x stained labels. 2 x scraped capsules

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

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

1 bt.

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

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

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

90 CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1986 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x vts. 3 x ts. 1 x scraped label. 2 x raised labels. 2 x wrinkled & scuffed labels 5 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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One of the vintage’s most compelling wines (what’s new about that?), Alain Vauthier’s beloved 2004 Ausone has closed down considerably since I tasted it out of barrel, but it remains among the most concentrated wines of the vintage. Furthermore, along with Petrus, it will probably be the longest-lived. A dense purple color is accompanied by a celestial perfume of blue and black fruits, wet stones, flowers, and incense. On the palate, the wine exhibits exceptional power and concentration, but this historic terroir has also provided a surreal lightness to the wine’s impression. Beautiful flavors, sensational depth, and abundant structure suggest this 2004 will not be close to full maturity for 8-10 years. It should last for four decades. June 2007 94+ WA

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 94 WS 98 WA 1 bt.

per lot $1,000 - $1,500

per lot $2,400 - $2,800

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 2004 (3) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A 3 x scraped labels. 1 x wrinkled label 4 bts. per lot $2,000 - $2,400

92 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scraped label 94 WS 98 WA 1 bt.

per lot $1,000 - $1,500


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DOMAINE RAVENEAU CHABLIS MONTÉE DE TONNERRE 2007 Chablis. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scraped label

CLOS SAINT-JEAN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE DEUS EX MACHINA 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

94 WS 98 WA 1 bt.

per lot $1,000 - $1,500

94 DOMAINE RAVENEAU CHABLIS CHAPELOT 2004 Chablis. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scraped wax capsule 6 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,600

95 DOMAINE RAVENEAU CHABLIS CHAPELOT 2001 (1) Chablis. Premier Cru Classé u. 1 cm. DOMAINE RAVENEAU CHABLIS CHAPELOT 2002 (3) Chablis. Premier Cru Classé u. 2 x 1.5 cm. 1 x 1 cm. 1 x scraped label. 1 x chipped wax capsule. DOMAINE RAVENEAU CHABLIS CHAPELOT 2006 (2) Chablis. Premier Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels

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

100 DOMAINE RAVENEAU CHABLIS MONTÉE DE TONNERRE 2008 Chablis. Premier Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels 4 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500

101 DOMAINE RAVENEAU CHABLIS GRAND CRU BLANCHOT 2002 Chablis. Premier Cru Classé 1 xu. 2 x 2 cm. 1 xu. 1.5 cm. cracked wax capsule

I’ve been lucky enough to have the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus ex Machina numerous times over the past year, and while still youthful, it’s starting to shows hints of evolution and secondary nuances. Cassis, crushed rocks, graphite, beef blood and iron-like aromas and flavors are all present here, and it offers incredible depth and richness on the palate, with gorgeous purity, masses of tannin and a rock-star finish. A wine that could make you run out of adjectives, it too is another wine that goes flying off the scale. August 2014 100 WA 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

106 CLOS DES CHÊNES VOLNAY AUJOUX 1981 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé u. 1.5 cm. scraped & bin soiled label

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

HOSPICES DE BEAUNE POMMARD CUVÉE BILLARDET BOUCHARD AINÉ & FILS 1982 (1) Côte de Beaune. u. 3 cm. scraped label

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HOSPICES DE BEAUNE VOLNAY CUVÉE BLONDEAU BOUCHARD AINÉ & FILS 1987 (1) Côte d’Or. u. 3 cm. scraped label

(93-95) WA

DOMAINE RAVENEAU CHABLIS CHAPELOT 2005 Chablis. Premier Cru Classé

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

MAISON ALBERT BICHOT VOSNE-ROMANÉE LES SUCHOTS 1982 (1) Côte d’Or. u. 3 cm wrinkled & scraped label

3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

96 DOMAINE RAVENEAU CHABLIS MONTÉE DE TONNERRE 2004 Chablis. Premier Cru Classé 3 x scraped labels

4 bts. per lot $400 - $600

103 CHÂTEAU NENIN 2005 Pomerol. 1 x scraped label

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

3 bts. per lot $200 - $400

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CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 1986 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 x 4 cm. 1 x 3 cm. 2 x scraped & wrinkled labels

5 bts. per lot $1,800 - $2,000

98 DOMAINE RAVENEAU CHABLIS MONTÉE DE TONNERRE 2006 Chablis. Premier Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels 6 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

JOSEPH DROUHIN CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY 1985 Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé u. 2 x 2 cm. 2 x scraped & wrinkled labels. 1 x scraped capsule 2 bts.

This inky/ruby/purple-colored cuvee offers a classic Beaucastel bouquet of new saddle leather, cigar smoke, roasted herbs, black truffles, underbrush, and blackberry as well as cherry fruit. It is a superb, earthy expression of this Mourvedre-dominated cuvee. Full-bodied and powerful, it will undoubtedly close down over the next several years, not to re-emerge for 7-8 years. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025. 93 WS 96 WA 2 bts.

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108 DOMAINE COURBIS SAINT-JOSEPH LES ROYES 1999 (1) Rhône. scraped label DOMAINE DU VIEUX LAZARET CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE EXCEPTIONNELLE 1999 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. FERRATON PERE & FILS HERMITAGE LA CUVÉE DES MIAUX 1989 (3) Rhône. u. 1 x 3 cm. 2 x 1 cm. 2 x scraped label

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ALESSANDRIA BAROLO MONVIGLIERO 2004 (3) Piedmonte.

PAOLO SCAVINO BAROLO BRIC DEL FIASC 1998 (5) Piedmonte. 5 x scuffed labels. 2 x scraped labels

DOMAINE DU VIEUX LAZARET CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE EXCEPTIONNELLE 2000 (6) Châteauneufdu-Pape. u. 6 x 1 cm. 4 x scraped labels 12 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

110 CHÂTEAU LAGREZETTE 1999 Cahors. 4 bts. per lot $200 - $400

111 CHÂTEAU LAGREZETTE CUVÉE DAME HONNEUR 1998 Cahors. 6 bts. per lot $400 - $600

112 THIERRY RODGRIQUEZ MAS GABINELE FAUGERES RARISSIME 2001 (6) Pays de l'Hérault. THIERRY RODGRIQUEZ MAS GABINELE FAUGERES RARISSIME 2001 (6) Pays de l'Hérault. 12 bts. (2 x OWC)

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

113 BADIA A PASSIGNANO CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA 1999 (4) Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 3 x scraped labels CA'ROME ROMANO MARENGO MARIA DI BRUN BARBARESCO 2005 (2) Piedmonte. MICHELE CHIARLO BARBARESCO ASILI 2005 (3) Piedmonte. PRODUTTORI DE BARBARESCO RIO SORDO BARBARESCO RISERVA 2004 (3) Piedmonte. 12 bts. per lot $500 - $700

CA'ROME ROMANO MARENGO BAROLO RAPET 1998 (2) Piedmonte. scuffed labels CASCINA BONGIOVANNI BAROLO PERNANNO 2004 (2) Piedmonte. 1 x torn capsule ribbon FONTANAFREDDA BAROLO VIGNE LA ROSA 1979 (2) Piedmonte. u. 1 x 4 cm. 1 x 3 cm. 2 x scraped labels. 1 x scraped capsule PODERI ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO 2004 (3) Piedmonte. u. 1 x 1 cm.

PAOLO SCAVINO BAROLO BRIC DEL FIASC 1999 (6) Piedmonte. 4 x scraped labels 11 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

119 PAOLO SCAVINO BAROLO CAROBRIC 1996 (1) Piedmonte. u. bn. PAOLO SCAVINO BAROLO CAROBRIC 1997 (5) Piedmonte. 2 x scraped labels

12 bts. per lot $700 - $900

6 bts. per lot $500 - $700

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PAOLO SCAVINO BAROLO CAROBRIC 1998 (4) Piedmonte. 1 x scraped label

PODERI MARCARINI BAROLO BRUNATE 1999 (2) Piedmonte. u. 1 x 1 cm. 1 x 2 cm

PAOLO SCAVINO BAROLO CAROBRIC 1999 (6) Piedmonte.

10 bts. 13 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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PAOLO SCAVINO BAROLO ROCCHE DELL’ANNUNZIATA 1996 (3) Piedmonte.

PAOLO MANZONE BAROLO MERIAME 2004 (4) Piedmonte.

PAOLO SCAVINO DOLCETTO D'ALBA 2001 (6) Piedmonte. 2 x stained labels

SANDRONE BAROLO CANNUBI BOSCHIS 2004 (2) Piedmonte. u. 2 x 1 cm.

9 bts. per lot $500 - $700

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

LE MACCHIOLE PALEO 2001 Tuscany.

117 PAOLO SCAVINO BAROLO 1998 (6) Piedmonte. PAOLO SCAVINO BAROLO BRIC DEL FIASC 1996 (6) Piedmonte. 3 x scraped labels PAOLO SCAVINO BAROLO BRIC DEL FIASC 1997 (6) Piedmonte. 2 x scraped labels 18 bts.

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6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $500 - $700

123 LE MACCHIOLE PALEO 2001 Tuscany. 6 bts. (OWC)

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TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1999 Tuscany. 1 x scraped label

MARCHESI ANTINORI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO PIAN DELLE VIGNE 1998 (2) Tuscany. u. 2 x bn. 1 x scraped label

The 1999 Ornellaia demonstrates immediately the superiority of the vintage in its dark, blackish color, powerful and expansive nose of cassis, graphite, tar, and Mediterranean herbs, and its rich, concentrated, and deep flavors, sizeable but very supple as well. Drink: 2005 -2022. April 2004 94 WA

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

MARCHESI ANTINORI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO PIAN DELLE VIGNE 1999 (5) Tuscany. 5 x scraped labels

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

TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 2002 (3) Tuscany. u. bn. scraped label. wrinkled labels

13 bts.

TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 2009 (1) Tuscany.

134 MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 1999 Tuscany. 4 x wrinkled labels. 1 x wrinkled & scuffed label. 3 x raised cork.

LE MACCHIOLE PALEO 1997 Tuscany. u. 2 x bn. 4 x scraped labels

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

9 bts. per lot $500 - $700

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

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ARGIANO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1981 (2) Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 1 x scraped & wrinkled label

MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 1988 (2) Tuscany. u. 2 x bn.

125 TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 2000 (2) Tuscany. scraped labels TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 2002 (3) Tuscany. u. 3 x bn. 2 x scraped labels 5 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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LE MACCHIOLE PALEO 1998 (6) Tuscany. u. 6 x bn. 2 x scraped labels

131 TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 2000 (1) Tuscany.

9 bts. per lot $500 - $700

CASTELLO BANFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA POGGIO ALL’ORO 1999 (3) Piedmonte. 1 x scraped label

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TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1988 (2) Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 2 x raised labels TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1993 (3) Tuscany. u. 2 x bn.

SAN FELICE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO CAMPOGIOVANNI RISERVA 1999 (2) Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 10 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

MARCHESI ANTINORI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO PIAN DELLE VIGNE 2000 (6) Tuscany. per lot $800 - $1,000

91 WA 7 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

135 MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 1999 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 3 x wrinkled labels. 2 x scraped labels 91 WA

95 WS MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2001 (5) Tuscany. u. 5 x bn. In 2001 Tignanello captures a superconcentrated and dense expression of fruit that has been achieved with some loss of aromatic complexity and overall finesse. This is a super-ripe style with tons of dark fruit, smoke and toasted oak in a heavily extracted style that veers on excess. There is remarkable power here, but not the level of balance that is typical of the very finest vintages. 91 WS 92 WA 7 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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PODERI LUIGI EINAUDI BAROLO COSTA GRIMALDI 1998 (2) Piedmonte. u. 2 x 1 cm. 2 x scraped labels

ANGELO GAJA SPERSS 1999 (2) Piedmonte. u. 1 x bn.

MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2001 (3) Tuscany. 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 93 WS 96 WA

RENATO RATTI BAROLO MARCENASCO 1985 (1) Piedmonte. u. 3 cm. ROCCHE DEI MANZONI BAROLO BRICCO 1997 (1) Piedmonte. u. bn. wrinkled label ROCCHE DEI MANZONI BAROLO VIGNA CAPELLA DI SAN STEFANO 1997 (4) Piedmonte. u. 2 x bn. 3 x wrinkled labels. 2 x scraped label

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

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LA VITE LUCENTE 2000 (6) Tuscany. 5 x scraped labels

CONTERNO FANTINO BAROLO SORÍ GINESTRA 2004 (3) Piedmonte. u. 1 x bn. 1 x scraped label

LE VOLTE ORNELLAIA TOSCANA 2001 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. LUCE DELLA VITE LUCE 2001 (4) Tuscany. 11 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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MARCHESE CARLO GUERRIERI GONZAGA SAN LEONARDO 2000 (6) Trentino-Alto Adige. 12 bts. (OC, OC)

per lot $400 - $600

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TENUTA CAPARZO LA CASA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1998 (6) Tuscany. OWC

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TENUTA GUADO AL TASSO ANTINORI BOLGHERI SUPERIORE 2001 (4) Tuscany. 1 x stained label

TUA RITA REDIGAFFI 2000 (1) Tuscany.

MARCHESE CARLO GUERRIERI GONZAGA SAN LEONARDO 2000 (6) Trentino-Alto Adige.

6 bts. per lot $500 - $700

12 bts. per lot $400 - $600

TENIMENTI LUIGI D'ALESSANDRO MANZANO IL BOSCO SYRAH CORTONA 2003 (8) Tuscany. u. 7 x bn. 3 x scraped labels

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RUFFINO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO IL GREPPONE MAZZI RISERVA 1982 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. scraped & stained label

LA VITE LUCENTE 2001 Tuscany. 6 x scraped labels

LE MACCHIOLE SCRIO 1997 (2) Tuscany.

5 bts. per lot $600 - $800

VIBERTI GIOVANNI BAROLO BUON PADRE 2001 (3) Piedmonte. u. 1 x 1 cm. 2 x scraped labels

LE MACCHIOLE MACCHIOLE ROSSO 1998 (4) Tuscany. u. 1 x bn.

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DREI DONÀ TENUTA LA PALAZZA PRUNO SUPERIORE RISERVA 1998 (3) Emilia-Romangna. u. 2 x bn. 1 x vts. 1 x scraped label. 3 x wrinkled labels

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

TENUTA LA PODERINA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1998 (2) Tuscany. VAL DI SUGA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1981 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. scuffed & wrinkled label VILLA BANFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1982 (1) Tuscany. u. hs. scraped label. corroded capsule

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TENUTA DELL’ORNELLAIA LE SERRE NUOVE 2001 (6) Tuscany. 3 x scraped labels

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TENUTA DELL’ORNELLAIA LE SERRE NUOVE 2003 (4) Tuscany. 1 x scraped label 10 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

per lot $800 - $1,000

ISOLE E OLENA CEPPARELLO 2000 (2) Tuscany. 1 x scraped label SANTACROCE DI CASTELL'IN VILLA SANGIOVESE CABERNET 1997 (6) Tuscany. 1 x scuffed label. 2 x wrinkled labels. 3 x scraped labels 8 bts. per lot $400 - $600


A Small Collection of Blue Chip Wines

150 FONTODI FLACCIANELLO DELLA PIEVE 2000 Tuscany. 1 x scraped label

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

This is profound! 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 96 WA CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2008 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé

1 bt.

May 2011 93 WA

5 bts. per lot $400 - $600

CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 2008 (1) Sauternais. Tasted January 2012. 96 WA CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2008 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé

DOMINIO DE ATAUTA 2000 (12) Ribera del Duero. 6 x scraped labels VEGA SICILIA TINTO VALBUENA 5 1997 (2) Ribera del Duero. u. 1 x bn. 2 x wrinkled & scuffed labels 14 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

per lot $600 - $800

August 2012 95 WA

152 CASA FERREIRINHA BARCA-VELHA 1982 (1) Douro, Portugal. u. 2 cm 92 WA CASA FERREIRINHA BARCA-VELHA 1995 (2) Douro, Portugal. 2 x scraped labels & capsules VIÑA SANTA RITA CABERNET SAUVIGNON CASA REAL ALTO SANTA RITA OLD VINES VINEYARD 1998 (2) Maipo Valley. 5 bts. per lot $900 - $1,100

153 DOMINUS ESTATE 1998 (1) Napa Valley. scraped label FRANCIS COPPOLA BLUE LABEL MERLOT 1997 (1) Napa Valley. scraped label 2 bts.

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1995 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label 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. 95 WS 96 WA

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CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2008 (1) Pauillac. A candidate for the -wine of the vintage,- the 2008 should have been purchased before it began to soar in value because of the significance of the number 8 in the Chinese culture (denoting good luck). The 2008 should be relatively drinkable in 6-10 years as it is already showing remarkable complexity and breed, and will last for 30-35 years...at the minimum. May 2011 98 WA CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2008 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé An extraordinary wine, the classic 2008 Latour (13.5% natural alcohol) is composed of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc (40% of the production made it into the grand vin). Its dense purple color is followed by hints of espresso roast, cassis, burning embers, truffles and graphite. Rich with full-bodied power, beautiful purity and graciousness allied to a voluminous, savory, broad mouthfeel, this beauty will be drinkable in 4-5 years and will keep for three decades. May 2011 94 WS 95+ WA

156 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1996 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label 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 93 WS 95 WA 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2008 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé

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CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1986 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2008 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé Tasted May 2016. 95 WA CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2008 (1) Pomerol. A wine of great intensity (possibly the most concentrated wine of the vintage), this 100% Merlot boasts a dark purple color as well as a sweet perfume of mocha, caramel, black cherries, black currants, earth and forest floor. Deep, unctuously textured, full-bodied and pure, it will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring and should drink well for 25-30+ years. 93 WS 97 WA 9 bts.

per lot $6,300 - $7,600

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1996 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé wine stained label 2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1982 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x wrinkled labels

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

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

DOMAINE JACQUES PRIEUR CHAMBERTIN 1999 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé scraped label

1 bt.

per lot $4,000 - $4,500

159 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1990 (1) Sauternais. 1990: An extraordinary effort, Yquem's 1990 is a rich and fabulously superb, sweet wine. This wine also possesses lots of elegance and finesse. The wine's medium gold color is accompanied by an exceptionally sweet nose of honeyed tropical fruits, peaches, coconut, and apricots. High quality, subtle toasty oak is well-integrated. The wine is massive on the palate, with layers of intensely ripe botrytistinged, exceptionally sweet fruit. Surprisingly well-integrated acidity, and a seamless, fullbodied power and richness have created a wine of remarkable harmony and purity. Certainly it is one of the richest Yquems I have ever tasted, with 50-100 years of potential longevity. An awesome Yquem! Anticipated maturity: 2003-2050+. April 1999 99 WA CHÂTEAU LE TERTRE ROTEBOEUF 1989 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x scraped label Deep ruby/purple with slightly more intensity to its hue than the 1990, this full-bodied wine still has a very roasted character intermixed with sweet chocolate Raisinet-like flavors. Sweet, overripe cherries also make an appearance in this thick, juicy, yet structured, rather powerful Tertre Roteboeuf that is aging more slowly than its more renowned sibling, the 1990. This is a classic wine that should continue to repay cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2020. December 2002 95 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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

LOUIS JADOT CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BEZE 1995 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 cm. 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

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

per lot $4,000 - $4,500

165 PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1995 (1) Rhône. u. 1 cm. scuffed label PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1996 (1) Rhône. u. 1 cm. scuffed label

CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1986 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. vts. raised and scuffed label

PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1997 (1) Rhône. u. 1 cm soiled label

Anticipated maturity: 2006-2035. Last tasted, 10/02. 96 WA

93 WA

2 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

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162 DOMAINE COMTE GEORGES DE VOGÜE MUSIGNY CUVÉE VIEILLES VIGNES 2008 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 2 x wrinkled labels

FRESCOBALDI CASTEL GIOCONDO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA 1997 (3) Tuscany. 3 x wrinkled labels

The 2008 Musigny Vieilles Vignes is a wine I could smell all day. The explosive bouquet literally jumps from the glass, followed by deep, beautifully delineated layers of fruit. This shows terrific concentration and depth, dazzling finesse, and a nicely pointed, direct finish. It is an eternal wine. Anticipated maturity: 2023 -2048. May 2011 97 WA

PAOLO SCAVINO BAROLO BRIC DEL FIASC 1990 (2) Piedmonte. u. 1 x bn. 2 x scuffed labels

2 bts.

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

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

PAOLO SCAVINO BAROLO ROCCHE DELL'ANNUZIATA RISERVA 1990 (1) Piedmonte.


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

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 97 WA

94 WS TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1998 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. wrinkled label TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1999 (1) Tuscany. wrinkled label

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

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

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GAJA COSTA RUSSI 1997 (1) Piedmonte. scraped label The opaque ruby/purple-colored 1997 Costa Russi (10,000 bo"les produced) displays a striking bouquet of blackberry and cherry fruit intermixed with espresso and wood scents. Typically the most internationally-styled Gaja offering, the 1997 comes across as a Nebbiolo on steroids. Full-bodied, gorgeously pure and symmetrical, it should be at its best between 2002-2025. June 2001 96 WA GAJA SORÌ SAN LORENZO 1997 (1) Piedmonte. scraped label Profound, the 1997 Sori San Lorenzo is an elegant, nuanced, and complex Gaja offering. It exhibits a striking perfume of lead pencil, roasted nuts, black fruits, spice box, leather, cedar, and Chinese black tea. Forward yet enormously constituted and rich, with an ethereal elegance underpinning its personality, the Sori Lorenzo displays a classic combination of power and finesse. Sadly, there are only 10,000 bo"les. As this wine sat in the glass, notes of Japanese soy sauce made an appearance. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2030. June 2001 98 WA GAJA SORÌ TILDÌN 1997 (1) Piedmonte. u. 1 cm. stained & wrinkled label. raised cork The awesome 1997 Sori Tilden (10,000 bo"les produced) is a candidate for perfection. The saturated purple color is followed by a dense, full-bodied wine possessing extraordinary vibrancy for such a heavyweight, muscular Nebbiolo. It offers a super-sweet entry, a boatload of glycerin, and notes of earth, licorice, cedar, blackberry and cherry liqueur, and a touch of blueberries. Extremely full, gorgeously pure, with a seamless texture, this spectacular 1997 will enjoy three decades of cellaring. June 2001 99 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,600

170 MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 1997 (1) Tuscany. raised 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 97 WS 96 WA MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 1998 (1) Tuscany. scraped label 93 WA MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 1999 (1) Tuscany. wrinkled & scraped label 94 WA

A Superb Collection from the East End of Toronto

171 CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1990 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 2 x soiled labels. 1 x peeling label A blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, this is clearly the greatest Angelus until the 2000, 2003 and then the perfect 2005. Beautiful, sweet plum, blackberry and blueberry fruit soar from the glass of this opaque, purple wine that still hasn’t lost much in color. Deep, opulent, voluptuously textured, full-bodied and multidimensional, this is a stunner and just now approaching its plateau of full maturity, where it should stay for at least another 20 years. August 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 99 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

172 CHÂTEAU AUSONE 2001 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 2 x scuffed label. 1 x stained label The 2001 Ausone has put on even more weight than I anticipated. The “wine of the vintage,” this inky/purple-colored 2001 boasts a provocative, floral perfume of crushed stones, raspberries, blackberries, creme de cassis, licorice, and smoke. What makes it so sensational are the layers of flavor and nuances that unfold as the wine sits in the glass as well as on the palate. This is an extraordinarily intense effort, but remarkably elegant and wellbalanced. It ideally needs another decade of cellaring; it should last for 4-5 decades! Anticipated maturity: 2012-2050+. June 2004 98 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

173 CHÂTEAU LE BON PASTEUR 2000 (3) Pomerol. u. 3 x bn. 1 x scuffed capsule

MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2000 (1) Tuscany. wrinkled label

93 WA

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

A beautiful wine from Dany and Michel Rolland, this 2005 is surprisingly concentrated and powerful – more so than usual. Deep ruby/purple, with plenty of black cherry and cassis fruit, licorice and a touch of caramel, this wine is still full, youthful, and set for another 15 -20 years of longevity. This is a beauty and one of their strongest efforts in the first decade of the 21st century. For a terroir considered well below Pomerol’s superstars, this wine is a major overachiever. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 95 WA

CHÂTEAU LE BON PASTEUR 2005 (2) Pomerol.

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CHÂTEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPÉRY 2000 (3) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé

A beautiful wine from Branaire, the 2000 is close to full maturity, and should offer plenty of pleasure over the next 15-20 years. Its deep ruby/purple hue is accompanied by scents of boysenberries, black currants, and spring flowers. This medium to full-bodied, pure St.Julien hits the palate with authority, displaying silky tannins as well as wonderful richness, depth, and texture. June 2010 Drink: 2010-2030 94 WA

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 95 WA

CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 1998 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé bin soiled label

CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU 2001 (2) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé 5 bts. per lot $400 - $600

175 CHÂTEAU D'ISSAN 2005 (3) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé The more serious grand vin twin, the 2005 d’Issan, has a stunning nose of spring flowers, blackcurrant and blue/black fruits galore, and an impressively opaque dark plum/purple color. With a rich, concentrated and pure mouthfeel, wonderfully sweet tannin, full-bodied density and richness, but elegance in abundance, this is a stunner, and one of the great Margaux of the vintage. Drink it now and over the next 20 years. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 95 WA CHÂTEAU KIRWAN 2005 (3) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé 2 x soiled label CHÂTEAU LASCOMBES 2005 (3) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé 9 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

CHÂTEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPÉRY 2005 (3) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé A beautiful wine, once again, from this property that has been on a superb qualitative roll for several decades. Dense ruby/purple with notes of graphite, background oak, youthful crème de cassis and blackberry fruit as well as a floral underpinning, it is medium to full-bodied, textured, rich and impressive. Still in a somewhat adolescent stage, it should hit full maturity in another 2-3 years and last at least two decades. June 2015 Drink: 2017-2037 96 WA 6 bts. per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1996 (4) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 3 x bin soiled strip labels 92 WS 93 WA CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 2000 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé The 2000 Château Grand Puy Lacoste is an exceptional wine from Xavier Borie. It has a brilliant nose of blackberry, crushed stone, graphite and cedar. Pu"ing it to one side for ten to 15 minutes reveals subtle mint-like aromas that whisk you straight to Pauillac. The palate is smooth and silky, cloaking the tannic frame of this GPL so that you barely notice it. But that will stand it in good stead for the longterm, the cornerstone of all great wines from this estate. Then there is that hint of spice on the a#ertaste—the show ain't over yet. Served alongside a magnum of Pichon Baron 2000, I would say that at the moment, it does not quite possess the same level of precision. However, it remains a magnificent Pauillac to cherish longterm. Tasted January 2016. Drink: 2020-2045 92 WS 95 WA 8 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

177 CHÂTEAU GISCOURS 2003 (2) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU RAUSAN-SÉGLA 1988 (1) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé u. bn. wrinkled label. scuffed capsule CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA 1995 (4) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé 4 x age stained labels 7 bts.

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178 CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1982 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé This is a tour de force, and one of the all-time great Grand-Puy-Lacostes ever produced, as I hope the 2000 and 2005 will become. This is an inky/purple, beefy, broad, super-rich Pauillac revealing classic creme de cassis notes intermixed with hints of spring flowers and crushed rocks. Full-bodied with sweet tannin, shocking concentration, and layers of fruit, this irresistible 1982 is still an adolescent in terms of its evolution. Anticipated maturity: now-2035. 92 WS 96 WA 2 bts.

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180 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. 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 94 WS 98 WA 1 bt.

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This is one of the more perplexing Latours to evaluate. It has plenty of sweetness as well as a gorgeous, rich fruitiness, but it lacks the firmness one finds in more recent great vintages such as 1996, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2008. There is plenty of sweet, ripe currant fruitiness, abundant glycerin, and full body, but I’m still waiting for that extra nuance of complexity to emerge. It’s all there, but the wine still seems to be more monolithic than one would expect in a wine approaching 19 years of age. It is not the sure-fire winner I thought it was in its youth, but then again, I don’t have any reason to doubt that more complexity will emerge. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. Tasted: June 2009 100 WS 95+ WA

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

CHÂTEAU LONGUEVILLE AU BARON DE PICHON-LONGEVILLE 1990 Pauillac. 3 x soiled strip labels

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182 CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1986 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. The 1986 Lynch Bages has a knockout bouquet that wraps its arms around you with all its loveliness: pure black cherries, mint and cedar, even a touch of glycerine still there. Vibrant and youthful. The palate is beautifully balanced, crisp and taut, linear but very precise with a fine bead of acidity. You just fall for the harmony of this Lynch Bages, the intensity of fruit that seems undiminished on the finish. Is it up there with the 1989 and 1990? Maybe not, but it is not far behind. Frankly this Lynch Bages is a 1986 Claret that you cannot own too much of and as I commented to Jean-Michel Cazes tasting alongside me, at 30 years of age it still has more to give. Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2040 94 WA

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1990 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x bin soiled label This magnificent Lynch Bages has been drinking well since the day it was released and it continues to go from strength to strength. The biggest, richest, fullest-bodied Lynch Bages until the 2000, the fully mature 1990 exhibits an unbelievably explosive nose of black currants, cedarwood, herbs and spice. The majestic, classically Bordeaux aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, voluptuously textured, rich, intense wine with superb purity as well as thrilling levels of fruit, glycerin and sweetness. This beauty should continue to provide immense pleasure over the next 15+ years. August 2011 99 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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I have tasted the Château Lynch Bages 1989 several times since my last penned note in 2010. It is such a consistent wine, a Pauillac that never lets you down. Here it continues to sport a relatively backward blackberry and cedar scented nose, the graphite (pencil box) element a li"le more accentuated. The aromatic purr like a Bentley, unraveling with each swirl of the glass. The palate is very well defined with a rigid structure, well-judged acidity and hints of chestnut and cooked meat offering secondary notes on the dense finish that suggest a long drinking plateau. What a stupendous wine from Jean-Michel Cazes! Tasted June 2014. 95 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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187 CHÂTEAU PICHON BARON 1989 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x soiled strip labels Both the 1989 and 1990 vintages exhibit opaque, dense purple colors that suggest massive wines of considerable extraction and richness. The dense, full-bodied 1989 is brilliantly made with huge, smoky, chocolatey, cassis aromas intermingled with scents of toasty oak. Well-layered, with a sweet innercore of fruit, this awesomely endowed, backward, tannic, prodigious 1989 needs another 5-6 years of cellaring; it should last for three decades or more. It is unquestionably a great Pichon-Longueville-Baron. February 1997 95 WA 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

The 1990 Pichon-Longueville Baron has always been one of my benchmark wines, one that never ceases to perform. Now at 27 years of age, it is clearly at its peak, and what a wondrous thing it is. Now showing some bricking on the rim, the bouquet is u"erly sublime, with red berries, cedar, touches of graphite, crushed rose petals and incense. You just want to become enveloped by these aromas. The palate is perfectly balanced, perhaps not as structured as it once showed since the tannins have mellowed, but what you get is a Pauillac relishing its secondary phase, which is almost Burgundy-like in terms of mouthfeel. Suffused with tension, it gains weight in the mouth toward the slightly tart finish. It is a Pichon Baron that only knows how to give sophisticated drinking pleasure. I once wrote that Pichon Baron is be"er than many 1990 First Growth, and that is a statement I have no reason to change. Tasted April 2017. 98 WA 4 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500

189 CHÂTEAU LONGUEVILLE AU BARON DE PICHON-LONGEVILLE 2000 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 2. 2 x bn. The 2000 Château Pichon Baron is just ge"ing be"er and be"er and be"er. Perhaps the magnum format played its part, but nevertheless...just...wow. This is a millennial Le# Bank with the keys to the top drawer. It has an incredibly precise, mineral-driven bouquet with intense black fruit infused with cedar and graphite scents. It just reeks of Pauillac in an almost uncompromising, yet compelling manner. The palate is structured, stylish and effortless, extraordinarily pure and unerringly youthful. This is a Pichon Baron saying, "You ain't seen nothing yet." You could broach this now if you wanted, but the clever people will wisely bunker this for another decade and gloat from 2025 onward. Tasted January 2016. Drink: 2025-2050 97 WA 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000


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CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 1989 (1) Pomerol. raised label

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

CHÂTEAU LE GAY 1989 (1) Pomerol. u. bn. bin soiled label

Now at 30 years of age, there is a gulf between the two Pichons in this vintage that no longer exists. The 1986 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande has long been one of the best wines from the estate alongside the 1982 (even if the first bo"le was a li"le oxidized). The second bo"le was representative. It has a classic pencil-lead, cedar-infused nose that rockets from the glass, a subtle floral note developing with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red berry fruit, a pinch of white pepper and cedar, structured compared to coeval vintages and perhaps further along its drinking plateau than previous examples. Certainly à point, I would be reaching for bo"les of this now if you cannot locate those 1982s, or alternatively seek out the superlative 1996. This still remains a fine, rather regal PichonLalande. Tasted July 2016. 95 WA 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

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CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2004 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 92 WA CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2005 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé The palate is medium-bodied, but dense and structured—certainly a more masculine PontetCanet built for long-term ageing. Yet it retains marvelous freshness and vitality all the way through to the pencil-lead, quite saline finish. I suspect that the 2009 Pontet-Canet is more approachable than the 2005, so heeding Robert Parker's sage advice, afford this up to ten years in your cellar and then reap the rewards of patience. Tasted February 2016. Drink Date 2025-2050 96 WS 97 WA

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1994 (2) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x stained labels

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

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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 95 WA 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

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198 CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 1990 Pomerol. 2 x soiled labels, 1 x scuffed capsule The only problem that the 1990 Château La Conseillante has faced is that it had to follow up the brilliant 1989. Here, tasted directly against the previous vintage, it seems more youthful in color than the 1989. The nose races out of the blocks, more precocious than I remember and yet never losing focus, offering kirsch, crushed violets and still that subtle marine influence. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly grainy tannin. It offers wonderful black truffle, morels and mulberry fruit, as powerful as the 1989, albeit not quite with the same precision on the finish. It is the purity of the La Conseillante that wins you over time and time again, and I would not hesitate in enjoying this Pomerol over the next decade. It will never quite match the 1989, but hey, don't hold that against this beauty. Tasted January 2016. Drink: 2016-2033 94 WA 2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1982 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE 2005 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé

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

This sensational, opaque blue/purple-colored wine from Smith Haut Lafi"e has a gorgeous floral nose with notes of graphite, blueberries, blackberries, and cassis that jump from the glass of this inky, very dense, yet strikingly pure wine. Light on its feet despite its stunning concentration and multi-layered mouthfeel, this wine has fabulous intensity, richness and length. Quite impressive, and still incredibly youthful, this is a superstar of the vintage, and capable of lasting another 25-30 years. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2045 98 WA

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A massive wine that is clearly of first-growth quality in this vintage, the 1982 Gruaud Larose remains a youngster. A broodingly dense, thick, unctuously textured, inky/plum/garnet/purple color offers up scents of beef blood, steak tartare, cassis, herbs, tobacco, and underbrush. One of the most concentrated wines of the vintage (as well as one of the most concentrated Bordeaux’s I have ever tasted), it is a huge, full-bodied, weighty, rich wine whose tannins are ge"ing silkier and silkier. It appears set for another 30-40 years of life. This behemoth is a singularly profound example of Gruaud Larose that continues to justify its legendary status. Anticipated maturity: now -2050. June 2009 98 WA CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 2000 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé A very strong effort for Gruaud Larose, possibly eclipsed by what they have done in 2009, this is a pure, full-bodied Gruaud Larose with plenty of new saddle leather, cedar wood, black currants, cherries, licorice, and Provencal herbs. Spicy, earthy, full-bodied, and rich, it has hit its plateau of full maturity, where it should stay for another 20 or more years. 94 WA

I have had perfect bo"les of this cuvee, but, perplexingly, the bo"les from my cellar tend to be broodingly backward and require plenty of coaxing. This huge wine is, in many ways, just as massive as Leoville Barton, but it possesses a greater degree of elegance as well as unreal concentration. Classic lead pencil, cassis, kirsch, cedar, and spice characteristics are abundant in both the nose and full-bodied flavors. The tannins are still there, and, at least from my cellar, this 1982 does not appear to have changed much in the last 10-12 years. One wonders how much patience admirers of this brilliant St.-Julien will continue to exhibit. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050. June 2009 95 WS 95+ WA CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1985 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 94 WA CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1986 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn 98 WA CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1990 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

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202 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1988 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1990 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x pencil marked label 93+ WA CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2000 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé June 2010 Drink: 2018-2050 95+ WA CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2004 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 92+ WA 12 bts. per lot $1,500 - $2,000

9 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,500

There is no question that Leoville Poyferre was not making wines at the level of quality they have since 1990. That said, the 1982 is a great wine, no doubt because of the vintage rather than the winemaking at that time. A brilliant effort, it boasts a dense purple color as well as a sweet, flowery bouquet revealing plenty of creme de cassis, plum, and cherry notes, stunning concentration, a boatload of power, sweet tannins (the sweetest and easiest to taste among the St.-Juliens), and a long finish. Although close to full maturity, it has at least 20-25 years of life remaining. June 2009 95 WA CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 1986 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2000 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé The plushest, most ostentatious and dramatic of all the Leovilles in 2000, this wine is already sumptuous, displaying some nuances in its huge nose of vanilla bean, black chocolate, jammy black cherries, cassis, and graphite in a flamboyant style. Opulent, savory, rich, and fullbodied, it is a head-turning, prodigious wine and a complete contrast to the extracted behemoth of Leoville Barton and the backward, classic Leoville Las Cases. The Poyferre’s low acidity, sweet tannin and an already gorgeous mouthfeel make it a wine to drink now as well as over the next 25 or more years. June 2010 97 WA CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2003 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé The spectacular 2003 Leoville Poyferre exhibits a dense purple color with a touch of lightening at the edge as well as notes of creosote, barbecue smoke, jammy black currants, licorice and spice box. This intense, voluptuously textured, full-bodied St.-Julien possesses low acidity and ripe tannin. Still fresh and exuberant, it is just entering its plateau of full maturity where it should remain for 10-15+ years.August 2014 Drink: 2014-2029 95 WS 96 WA 8 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,600


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Along with the 1986, the 1982 is one of the greatest Talbots ever made. Far more evolved than its stablemate, Gruaud Larose, it exhibits a dense garnet color to the rim along with a huge, sweet, exotic nose of charcoal, beef blood, licorice, herbs, and black fruits. A hint of figs suggests borderline overripeness, but the wine remains fleshy and full-bodied with sweet tannin and an expansive, heady mouthfeel. While fully mature, it should hold for another decade. 95 WA

CHÂTEAU GRAND MAYNE 2000 (3) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

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CHÂTEAU TALBOT 1986 (2) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 2 x scuffed label A fabulous wine, and one of the two greatest Talbots of the last 50 years, this wine still has a very murky garnet/plum/purple color and a spectacular nose of sweet creme de cassis intermixed with freshly ground pepper, melted road tar, herbes de Provence, and beef blood. It is followed by an enormously concentrated wine of full body, layers of concentration and sweet tannin. The wine seems to be just hi"ing its plateau of maturity, where it should last for at least 10-15 more years. A prodigious Talbot. Anticipated maturity: Now-2020. 96 WA 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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209 CHÂTEAU MONBOUSQUET 1998 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 94 WA CHÂTEAU MONBOUSQUET 1999 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

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207 CLOS DE L'ORATOIRE 1998 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé CLOS DE L'ORATOIRE 2005 (3) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 1 x wrinkled capsule 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 94 WA 5 bts. per lot $400 - $600

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Copious chocolate, graphite, blackberry, blueberry, cassis, and ink characteristics are present in this full-bodied, powerful, massive St.-Emilion. While the tannins are noticeable, they are be"er integrated than they were seven years ago, and the fruit, extract, and richness clearly outweigh the wine’s structure. This 2000 will benefit from another 4-5 years of cellaring (longer than I originally predicted), and has at least two decades of drinkability ahead of it. June 2010 96 WA

CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2003 (3) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé

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CHÂTEAU PAVIE MACQUIN 2003 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B

CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 2004 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B 1 x scuffed capsule

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From a cool terroir on clay and limestone soils (the perfect scenario for producing great wine in 2003), the 2003 Pavie Macquin is composed of 84% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, and achieved 13.8% natural alcohol. Full-bodied, young and vigorous, the wine exhibits a dense blue/black color to the rim along with a stunning nose of asphalt, truffle, blackberry, cassis, lead pencil shavings and forest floor. The super-complex aromatics are followed by an opulent, majestic 2003 with a finish that lasts nearly 45 seconds. One of the superstars of the vintage, it should continue to drink well for 10-15+ years. Bravo! Drink: 2014-2029 94 WA CHÂTEAU PAVIE MACQUIN 2004 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B 8 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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

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CHATEAU FORTIA CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE CUVÉE BARON 2001 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

It is an unusual two-grade blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. This is a magnificent Montrose, showing notes of loamy soil undertones, intermixed with forest floor, blueberry and blackberry liqueur and spring flowers. It has a full-bodied, intense, concentrated mouthfeel that is every bit as majestic as the 1990, but possibly slightly fresher and more delineated. This great wine should drink well for another 40-50 years. (Tasted August 2014) 96 WS 98+ WA CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2000 (3) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x soiled label Tasted at the vertical in London, the question was whether the 2000 Montrose would be paradigmatic of a vintage whereby the wines have remained sullen and broody in their youth. On this occasion, to my surprise I found it more open than the 2005 (which admi"edly is not saying that it's open for business!). 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. The palate is not as complex as the aforementioned 2005, yet there is wonderful backbone and focus; towards the finish there is a sense of suppleness and refinement that might make this absolutely delicious in 5-7 years' time. Perhaps the 2000 has been usurped by subsequent releases in 2005, 2009 and 2010, but do not be surprised if it evolves into a regal Montrose. Tasted June 2016. Drink: 2023-2060 94+ WA 5 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

213 CHÂTEAU BASTOR-LAMONTAGNE 2001 (3 hf. bt.) Sauternais. CHÂTEAU COUTET 1997 (2 hf. bt.) Sauternes-Barsac. Premier Cru Classé CHÂTEAU COUTET 2001 (2 hf. bt.) Sauternes-Barsac. Premier Cru Classé CHÂTEAU GUIRAUD 2001 (4 hf. bt.) Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé 11 hf. bts.

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CHATEAU FORTIA CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE CUVÉE BARON 2003 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

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

A solid step up over the '98, the Close des Papes 1999 Chateauneuf du Pape (one of PaulVincent's favorites) offers a more youthful color to go with Burgundian notes of spice, dried flowers, black cherries and licorice. More fresh and lively, with medium to full-bodied richness, it has a youthful feel and has another decade of longevity. September 2015 Drink: 2015-2025 94 WA

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 1994 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. bin soiled label CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 1998 (4) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 4 x soiled label. 3 x elevated "year label" 93 WA 7 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

216 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2000 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 2 x raised "year label" Deep garnet colour with a faint touch of brick in the rim. Classic Beaucastel earthy/meaty/gamey nose with an undercurrent of stewed strawberries, Chinese dried plums and soy. Quite elegant on the palate with a medium to full body and a reasonably taut structure of medium to high acidity and a medium level of velvety tannins. Layer upon layer of spices and savoury flavours. Long finish. Drink now to 2024. 94 WA CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2001 (4) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This inky/ruby/purple-colored cuvee offers a classic Beaucastel bouquet of new saddle leather, cigar smoke, roasted herbs, black truffles, underbrush, and blackberry as well as cherry fruit. It is a superb, earthy expression of this Mourvedre-dominated cuvee. Full-bodied and powerful, it will undoubtedly close down over the next several years, not to re-emerge for 7-8 years. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025. 93 WS 96 WA 6 bts. per lot $600 - $800

DOMAINE BOIS DE BOURSAN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE DES FELIX 2001 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The noble, elegant, complex 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee des Felix boasts a deeply pigmented ruby/purple color as well as a classy perfume of graphite, crushed stones, blueberries, acacia flowers, and plums. The outstanding aromas are followed by a wine with vigorous richness, excellent elegance, tremendous precision, and significant flavor authority allied with both power and finesse. This beauty is one of the appellation’s most distinctive offerings. Patience, however, is required. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2018. February 2004 95 WA DOMAINE DE BEAURENARD CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE BOISRENARD 2001 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. scuffed label 9 bts. per lot $500 - $700

218 DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 1990 Rhône. u. 1 x 1cm Also mature, yet with another level of texture and richness, the 1990 Hermitage is a profound effort that’s drinking perfectly. Voluptuous, yet classy and still refined, with awesome cassis and blackberry fruit, flowers, rose petal and hints of rendered bacon fat, it is full-bodied, textured and layered on the palate, with no hard edges and killer length on the finish. This beauty makes lights go off in my head, and as with the ’91, I’d drink bo"les over the coming 4 -5 years or so. August 2014 Drink: 2014-2019 98 WA 2 bts.

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

It’s a ripe, full-thro"le effort that gives up lots of roasted herbs, pan drippings, black licorice and darker fruits on the nose. This is followed by a medium to full-bodied, blockbuster styled effort that has beautiful purity, lots of texture and a sexy, hard-to-resist style. It freshens up in the glass, and while drinking nicely now, will have no problems evolving gracefully for another decade. Drink: 2014-2024. 95 WA

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220 PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1990 Rhône. 1 x scuffed label The 1990 Hermitage La Chapelle lived up to its reputation on this occasion, and of the three titans (1990, 1978 and 1961), it was probably my favorite. Still inky colored and ruby at the rim, it offers an absolutely profound bouquet of sweet cassis, smoked meats, chocolate, licorice and spice. This is followed by a full-bodied, insanely textured, pure and hedonistic palate that has that perfect mix of still-vibrant fruit and ample secondary nuances. Drink: 2015-2040 100 WA 2 bts.

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221 LE VIEUX DONJON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 1995 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. scuffed label LE VIEUX DONJON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2000 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. LE VIEUX DONJON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2001 (4) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 93 WS 95 WA LE VIEUX DONJON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2004 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 1 x raised vintage label LE VIEUX DONJON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2005 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 12 bts. per lot $700 - $900

DOMAINE DU VIEUX LAZARET CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE EXCEPTIONNELLE 2003 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 1 x scuffed label (92-94) WA DOMAINE DU VIEUX LAZARET CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE EXCEPTIONNELLE 2005 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 2 x wrinkled capsule The greatest wine Quiot has ever made in my opinion, this wine shows a dense ruby/purple color and a gorgeous nose of camphor, blackberry, kirsch, some roast beef and Provencal herbs. Full-bodied with great intensity, beautiful purity, a multi-dimensional mouthfeel, and a spectacular finish of close to a minute, this is a fabulous effort from Quiot and should drink well for close to two decades. October 2007 94 WA 6 bts. per lot $300 - $500

223 AZIENDA AGRARIA LISINI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2001 (3) Tuscany. 3 x wrinkled capsules CAPANNA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2006 (3) Tuscany. 1 x scuffed label CASANOVA DI NERI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO TENUTA NUOVA 1999 (2) Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. CIACCI PICOLOMINI D'ARAGONA VIGNA DI PIANROSSO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1999 (1) Tuscany. wrinkled capsule POGGIO ANTICO ALTERO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1999 (2) Tuscany. SALVIONI CERBAIOLA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1999 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. 12 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

The 1997 Barolo Brunate displays an evolved dark garnet color with an amber edge. However, in the mouth, it is dense, full-bodied, moderately tannic, structured, and backward with plenty of power, concentration, and youthfulness. Despite the evolved color, this wine needs another 1-2 years of cellaring, and should age well for 16-18+ years. June 2001 94 WA LUIGI SCAVINO AZELIA BAROLO SAN ROCCO 1997 (1) Piedmonte. 94 WA LUIGI SCAVINO AZELIA BAROLO SAN ROCCO 1999 (2) Piedmonte. LUIGI SCAVINO AZELIA BAROLO SAN ROCCO 2001 (3) Piedmonte. 8 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

225 CAVALLOTTO BAROLO BRICCO BOSCHIS 2001 (3) Piedmonte. 1 x scuffed label 92 WA FILIPPINO DOMENICO BAROLO LA MORRA 2001 (1) Piedmonte. PAOLO SCAVINO BAROLO BRIC DEL FIASC 1998 (2) Piedmonte. 1 x wrinkled capsule PAOLO SCAVINO BAROLO CAROBRIC 2001 (3) Piedmonte. The 2001 Barolo Carobric comes across as silky, perfumed and u"erly impeccable. Sweet red berries, flowers and spices are woven together beautifully in this fragrant Barolo. Readers who enjoy more tertiary notes may want to cellar the 2001 for a few more years as the fruit is still quite primary, but the wine drink well today because of its textural finesse. The Carobric is a blend of fruit sourced from Rocche di Castiglione (60%), Bric del Fiasc (25%) and Cannubi (15%). Anticipated maturity: 2012-2026. April 2012 94 WA 9 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000


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Montelena's incredible 1991 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is an exceptional wine. It may be the most promising vintage among the bevy of Montelena Cabernets produced over the last two decades, rivaling even the winery's profound 1987. The 1991 is extremely closed and backward, and in need of 5-6 years of cellaring. The color is a dense, opaque purple. The nose offers up Chateau Montelena's tell-tale signature - abundant, pure aromas of cassis, minerals, and spicy oak. Full-bodied, spectacularly rich, and highly extracted, with moderate to high tannin, this is a youthful, exuberant, stunning example of blockbuster Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Its inner core of cassis fruit is something to savor! It should hit its peak around the turn of the century and last for 20 years therea#er. April 1995 95 WA

98 WS 95 WA GAJA CA' MARCANDA MAGARI 2000 (2) Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. MASI CAMPOLONGO DI TORBE AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA 1999 (1) Veneto. SERGIO ZENATO AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 2000 (1) Veneto. u. 1 x 1.5 cm 7 bts.

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227 DOW'S VINTAGE PORT 2000 (1) Douro, Portugal. white paint on bo!le 94 WA TAYLOR FLADGATE QUINTA VARGELLAS VINTAGE PORT 1991 (1) Douro, Portugal. scuffed label, white paint on bo!le

CHATEAU MONTELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON THE MONTELENA ESTATE 1997 (2) Napa Valley. 2 x wrinkled labels There are 10,200 cases of the remarkable 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate. Opaque purplecolored with a dense, chewy, full-bodied personality, it displays abundant cassis, mineral, and earth notes. This brilliantly made, super-concentrated, pure, blockbuster possesses sweet tannin as well as a terrific finish. Having added additional weight since last year, this sumptuous, multilayered, profoundly concentrated Cabernet contains 14% alcohol. It is a candidate for 25-30 years of longevity. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2030. December 2000 98 WA

95 WA WARRE'S VINTAGE PORT 2000 (1) Douro, Portugal. white paint on bo!le 3 bts. per lot $200 - $400

One of the blockbuster wines of the vintage, Seavey’s 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon was made with consulting assistance from Philippe Melka. It spent 19 months in 50% new French oak prior to bo!ling. A big, robust, exuberant, powerful Conn Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from dryfarmed hillside vineyards and extremely low yields, it achieved a lo#y 15.4% natural alcohol (which is not the least bit noticeable in the wine’s flavor profile). Truffle, new saddle leather, black currant, spice box and Grave-like scorched earth and barbecue notes are present in this full-bodied, broodingly rich, primordial Cabernet Sauvignon. It possesses plenty of tannin, but also enormous, luxurious fruit and body. This 2003 should hit its peak in 5-6 years and last at least two decades. June 2013 97 WA SEAVEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2004 (2) Napa Valley. Philippe Melka oversees Seavey’s vinification and elevage, and the 2004 is another spectacular wine from this Conn Valley hillside vineyard. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was aged 19 months in French oak, of which 50% was new. This spectacular 2004 is performing be!er now than I remember it in its youth. A dense ruby/purple color is followed by lots of charred earth and a Graves-like hot rock character, cassis, earth, spice and truffle notes. This full-bodied, powerful, rich as well as civilized and, dare I say, elegant beauty will drink well for 15-20 years. This is one of the great, unheralded, under-the-radar terroirs in all of Napa Valley. April 2014 Drink: 2014-2034 96 WA 4 bts. per lot $400 - $600

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229 DOMINUS ESTATE 2001 Napa Valley. The 2001 Dominus is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot. A classic in the making, this is a flawless, seamless example of elegant, complex Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that possesses a Bordeaux-like personality. This gorgeous, sexy, opulent, dense ruby/purplecolored wine reveals sweet caramel, mocha, creme de cassis and kirsch notes intermixed with a hint of espresso roast as well as underbrush. Ripe, long and full-bodied with well-integrated tannin, acidity, alcohol and wood, this prodigious 2001 is drinkable now and over the next 25+ years given this estate’s longevity track record. A virtually perfect wine, it is one of the most complex 2001s at present. 98 WA 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

231 SPOTTSWOODE ESTATE VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON 20TH ANNIVERSARY 2001 Napa Valley. u. 1 x bn. Production fell back to about 4,300 cases in 2001, which was a fabulous growing season in Napa Valley and from the get-go heralded as a profound vintage. Certainly Spo!swoode hit all cylinders with its blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, and the first in a series of wines from them that eclipsed 14% alcohol (this one is 14.1%). Still dense purple to the rim, the wine is a young adolescent, with beautiful floral notes intermixed with deep crème de cassis, blackberry and blueberry Hints of licorice and graphite also present in this full-bodied, multilayered, magnificent and majestic Cabernet Sauvignon that is shaping up to be a great classic. There is at least 25-30 years of tasty longevity le# in this large-scale Spo!swoode that still seems to have a vague resemblance to Château Margaux. Bravo! August 2016 Drink: 2016-2046 98+ WA 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900


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The massive 1990 Howell Mountain exhibits huge tannin, but immense concentration. The richest Dunn Cabernet since the 1984s? It does possess a tell-tale mineral, cassis, flowery nose, and a rich, full-bodied, dense, highly extracted, tannic personality. October 1993 96 WA

92 WA PENFOLDS GRANGE HERMITAGE BIN 95 1986 (1) South Australia. u. bn.

Everything is here, including a dense ruby/purple color, and subtle but impressive notes of damp earth, roasted meats, herbs, spice box, pepper, and black fruits. Tannic, fullbodied, and youthful, it is capable of lasting another 25-30 years. June 2009 94+ WA

PHILIP TOGNI VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON ESTATE 2004 (2) Napa Valley. 1 x scuffed label The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, comes from steep mountain vineyards at the top of the Napa side of Spring Mountain. Aromas of black olives, tapenade, creme de cassis, licorice and truffles emerge from this opaque ruby/purplecolored, youthful 2004. Togni’s spiritual reference point is Bordeaux more than Napa Valley, and his wines seem to represent a hypothetical melange of those two distinctive schools of wine. Still backward, but rich, fullbodied and promising, this brilliant 2004 is 5-7 years away from its adolescence; it should age for 30-40 years. April 2014 95+ WA STAGLIN FAMILY ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2001 (2) Napa Valley. A very strong showing for this wine, which is the quintessential Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, with loads of earthy soil undertones intermixed with sweet kirsch and black currant fruit. Some underbrush notes interwoven with forest floor and black currants hit the palate with resounding authority, yet retain their elegance and finesse in this medium to full-bodied wine, which is approaching full maturity. It should continue to drink well for another 15 or more years. May 2011 94 WA 5 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

One of my favorite wines from Penfolds, the 1986 (a blend of 87% Shiraz and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon) is one of the most powerful Granges produced (14+% alcohol). At age 23, it reminds me of the way it tasted around 9 years of age. Inky/purple to the rim with an extraordinary perfume of sweet licorice, crushed pepper, blackberry liqueur, camphor, and barbecue spices, this sensationally fullbodied, concentrated, layered 1986 is still an infant in terms of its ultimate potential. It is remarkable how this wine has aged, and it’s hard to believe how certain wine geeks will subscribe to the aging ability of the Grange, but don’t believe the same is true for other old vine Shiraz wines from the Barossa and McLaren Vale. It just doesn’t make any sense. The 1986 is one of the greatest Granges for my palate, and it appears to still have 25-30 years of upside. June 2009 98+ WA

D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 1999 (3) McLaren Vale, Australia. u. 2 x bn.

TORBRECK DESCENDANT 2001 (3) Barossa Valley, South Australia. 1 x scuffed label

D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2000 (4) McLaren Vale, Australia.

Aged in used French oak casks for 18 months prior to being bo#led unfiltered, the 2001 Descendant is a 1,000 case blend of 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier cropped at approximately 1.5 tons of fruit per acre. This spectacular Australian red offers an aromatic smorgasbord of honeysuckle intermixed with blackberry and creme de cassis liqueurs, licorice, coffee, and spice. There is fabulous fruit purity, tremendous intensity, and great balance with flavor, power, and elegance all combined into a riveting example of Barossa Valley wine. It should drink well for 10-12 years. August 2003 98 WA

This estate’s most renowned offering is their old vine (90+ years) Shiraz called The Dead Arm. The unfined/unfiltered 2000 The Dead Arm Shiraz is one of South Australia’s finest wines of the vintage. A perfume of grilled steak intermixed with blackberries, new saddle leather, earth, pepper, and melted licorice rises from this awesome red. With great power, richness, and no hard edges, it is still young and primary, but should hit its peak in 3-7 years, and last for two decades or more. August 2003 94 WA

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This estate's most renowned offering is their old vine Shiraz (90+ year old vines) called The Dead Arm. The unfined/unfiltered 1999 The Dead Arm Shiraz (2,000 cases) was aged in 100% new oak, of which 70% was American and 30% French. Full-bodied and awesomely rich, notes of black pepper, licorice, and blackberry as well as cherry liqueur cascade over the palate with enormous concentration and intensity, high tannin, and a structured, muscular style. Give it 3-4 years of cellaring, and consume it over the following 2-3 decades. It is a timeless museum piece made in a style that can only be produced in Barossa or McLaren Vale. October 2002 96 WA

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Readers should be on the look out for the 2001 The Dead Arm Shiraz, one of the greatest examples of this cuvee. Its dense black/purple color is accompanied by celestial aromas of melted licorice, graphite, blackberries, cassis, incense, anise, and toasty oak. Fabulously concentrated, with great purity, an unctuous, viscous texture, and an amazingly long, 60second plus finish, this fabulous baby will need 5-6 years of cellaring, and should drink well over the following 20-25 years. August 2003 Drink: 2008-2033 98 WA D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2002 (3) McLaren Vale, Australia. 93 WA D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2003 (3) McLaren Vale, Australia. One of this estate’s flagship wines, the 2003 The Dead Arm Shiraz appears to be be!er than the 2002. A deeper, richer, fuller-bodied offering that spent time in equal parts French and American oak, it possesses an opaque purple color, great intensity, and a fabulously sweet nose of blackberries, cassis, asphalt, earth, and oak. Powerful, super-concentrated, and obviously fashioned from low yields and old vines, this is a classic McLaren Vale old vine Shiraz that should age nicely for 15+ years. October 2005 95 WA 10 bts.

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236 D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2004 (4) McLaren Vale, Australia. The renowned 2004 Shiraz The Dead Arm, fashioned from ancient head-pruned vines, is stunning. An inky/purple color is accompanied by a glorious perfume of creosote/melted road tar, blackberry and cassis liqueur, pepper, and spice. This deep, rich, full-bodied, tannic Shiraz should be drinkable in 2-3 years, and will last for two decades or more. It is the finest Dead Arm since the 2001. 95+ WA D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2005 (4) McLaren Vale, Australia. D’Arenberg’s most famous wine is its flagship, The Dead Arm Shiraz. The 2005 The Dead Arm Shiraz is sourced from ancient head-pruned vines. It was aged for 22 months in a mix of new and used French and American oak. It is opaque purple/black with an expansive perfume of toast, smoke, spice box, mineral, pencil lead, tar, licorice, blueberry, and blackberry. Full-bodied, opulent, and superconcentrated, this structured, lengthy wine will benefit from 3-5 years of cellaring and drink well through 2025. October 2007 95 WA 8 bts. per lot $400 - $600

KILIKANOON SHIRAZ ORACLE 2002 (3) Clare Valley, Australia. MITOLO SHIRAZ G. A. M. 2005 (3) McLaren Vale, Australia. 3 x stained labels

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A stunning effort, the 2002 Shiraz Command exhibits an inky/blue/purple color as well as a sweet perfume of camphor, blueberries, blackberries, acacia flowers, and smoky, toasty oak. Full-bodied, opulent, and viscous, with huge, but sweet tannin, decent acidity, and a muscular, long, 40+ second finish, this is a classic, potentially long-lived, Barossa blockbuster. It’s accessible now, but ideally needs another 2-4 years of bo!le age, and should keep for two decades. October 2006 95 WA

The Sigalas Rabaud was sensational out of barrel and served blind, the wine does nothing to dispel my initial optimism that this is the apogee for the estate – so far. It is bestowed with an intense bouquet of quince, orange zest and almond with a lighter touch of honey compared to its peers. The palate is mediumbodied with great viscosity. This is an assertive Sauternes that wants to make an impression, although it does not display the complexity or breeding of Yquem and Suduiraut. Still, it is very composed and perhaps is saving something up for later, biding its time as it were. This is a wondrous wine. Drink now-2040. February 2013 95 WA

YALUMBA THE SIGNATURE 1999 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia.

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A compelling offering, the 1999 Shiraz/Cabernet The Signature (56% Cabernet Sauvignon and 44% Shiraz) possesses a dense purple color along with a sweet, multilayered personality revealing aromas and flavors of earth, blackberries, cassis, and vanilla. With considerable authority and power, it requires 2 -3 more years of bo!le age, and should last for 12-15 years. August 2003 95 WA YALUMBA THE SIGNATURE 2001 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia. The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz The Signature is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Shiraz that spent 20 months in a combination of French and American hogsheads as well as smaller barrels. Its deep, sweet perfume of blackberries, camphor, damp earth, vanilla, licorice, and pepper is followed by a powerful, flavorful, intense wine revealing high tannins as well as impressive concentration. This superb Cabernet should easily age for 12-15 years. October 2005 95 WA

241 CLOS SAINT-JEAN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE SANCTUS SANCTORUM 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 3 cm. stained label The largest scaled of the three, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Sanctus Sanctorum offers a 2009-like level of decadence, yet is more dense, concentrated and thick, with a massive mid-palate and texture that has nothing out of place. Boasting off-the-chart aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, ground pepper, melted licorice, loamy soil and exotic spice, it’s another desert island wine, in a lineup of desert island wines. Given that there are so few of these to go around, and that it’s bo!led only in magnum, I know it’s difficult to open bo!les, but don’t wait too long, as all three are insanely good – even today. August 2014 100 WA

YALUMBA THE SIGNATURE 2002 (4) Barossa Valley, South Australia.

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The 2002 The Signature (56% Cabernet Sauvignon and 44% Shiraz) was given the same upbringing as its young sibling, but 2002 is a be!er vintage for Yalumba. The 2002 exhibits smoky, blackberry, incense, charcoal, and floral characteristics along with tremendous glycerin, richness, purity, and teeth-staining levels of extract. Remarkably, there are no hard edges, and the acidity, tannin, and alcohol are beautifully integrated. This cuvee should drink well for 15 years. Drink: 2005-2020 96+ WA

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DOMAINE ROGER SABON CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE LE SECRET DES SABON 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. On another level, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Secret du Sabon is insanely good and possibly up there with some of the greatest Chateauneufs ever made. Loaded with notions of black fruits, black licorice, roasted herbs and olive tapenade, it's a thrilling example of Grenache and of Chateauneuf du Pape. August 2014 99+ WA 1 mag. ( 1 x OWC)

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BODEGA POESIA PASODOBLE 2007 (3) Mendoza.

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DOMAINE SAINT-DAMIEN GIGONDAS LES SOUTEYRADES 2009 (3) Rhône. u. 3 x 1 cm. Drink: 2010-2025 (91-93+) WA ZOTZENBERG ZEYSSOLFF RIESLING 2002 (6) Alsace. Grand Cru Classé 12 bts. per lot $400 - $600

244 BODEGA NUMANTHIA 2004 (1) Toro. u. bn. scuffed label Inky purple-colored, it emits a beautiful bouquet of scorched earth, graphite, wild blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. This is followed by a full-bodied, layered, concentrated, intensely flavored wine with exceptional balance and length. It is a fantastic value in great wine. February 2007 Drink: 2013 -2028 94 WA BODEGA NUMANTHIA 2007 (1) Toro. u. bn. scuffed label 94+ WA BODEGAS ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ TINTO PESQUERA 1997 (1) Ribera del Duero. stained & scuffed label BODEGAS ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ TINTO PESQUERA 2006 (1) Ribera del Duero. stained & scuffed label 92 WA BODEGAS MUGA RIOJA RESERVA 2007 (1) Rioja. 92 WA CIMS DE PORRERA PRIORAT CLASSIC 1998 (1) Priorat. u. bn. scuffed label COMPAÑÍA BODEGUERA VALENCISO RIOJA RESERVA 2002 (4) Rioja. 1 x wrinkled label LIPSCOMB & TOBELLA MOSAIC PRIORAT 2005 (1) Priorat. MISERERE COSTERS DEL SIURANA PRIORAT 2004 (1) Priorat. 12 bts. per lot $600 - $800

HARDY’S BANKSIDE SHIRAZ 2000 (2) South Australia. 2 x scraped labels LEASINGHAM SHIRAZ BIN 61 2001 (1) Clare Valley, Australia. OLD MUNDULLA VINEYARD HERITAGE ROAD SHIRAZ RESERVE 2001 (1) Limestone Coast, Australia. PENNY’S HILL SHIRAZ 1999 (2) McLaren Vale, Australia. PIRRAMIMMA SHIRAZ RESERVE 1999 (3) McLaren Vale, Australia. 1 x stained label. 3 x scuffed labels WAKEFIELD SHIRAZ 2001 (1) Clare Valley, Australia. scuffed label 12 bts. per lot $500 - $700

246 DE BORTOLI MELBA CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE 2007 (1) Yarra Valley, Australia. DOMAINE TERLATO & CHAPOUTIER SHIRAZ LIEU DIT MALAKOFF 2010 (5) South Australia. u. 5 x 1 cm. 3 x stained labels. 4 x scraped labels Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 Syrah de Malakoff gives notes of bacon fat, aged meat and prunes with a background of figs, warm blackberries and vanilla, plus forest floor and anise hints. Medium to full-bodied, it offers great structure in the mouth going firm and herbal in the long finish. February 2015 93 WA HERMITAGE ROAD CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE BETHANY CREEK VINEYARD 2001 (5) Barossa Valley, South Australia. 1 x scraped label 11 bts. per lot $400 - $600

DON MELCHOR CONCHA Y TORO CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2006 (2) Puente Alto. 1 x stained label The 2006 Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon is a glass-coating opaque purple with an alluring bouquet of toast, tobacco, cedar, leather, mocha, and blackcurrant. Sweet, voluptuous (but not in a fruit bomb kind of way), layered, and complex already, its superb balance will ensure at least a decade of evolution and it should drink well through 2036. April 2009 95 WA ERRÁZURIZ VIÑEDO CHADWICK 2006 (2) Maipo Valley. LUCA LABORDE SYRAH DOUBLE SELECT 2008 (1) Mendoza. scraped label LUCA LABORDE SYRAH DOUBLE SELECT 2009 (1) Mendoza. scraped & damaged label 92 WA MIGUEL TORRES ATRIUM MERLOT 2004 (1) Penedès. wrinkled label MONTES FOLLY SYRAH LA FINCA DE APALTA 2006 (2) Colchagua Valley. 1 x stained label. 2 x scraped label 94 WA 12 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000


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The 2006 El Desafio de Jonata, a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, and 1% Merlot, may be even be!er (it was scheduled to be bo!led right a"er my visit). A beautiful black/purple color is accompanied by stunning aromas of creme de cassis, graphite, camphor, and incense. It exhibits tremendous intensity, beautiful sweet fruit, full-bodied power as well as purity, and a finish that lasts 45+ seconds. This amazing effort is the greatest Cabernet Sauvignonbased wine ever made in the Santa Ynez appellation. June 2008 (94-96) WA

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The 2007 El Desafio de Jonata remains a youthful powerhouse at age ten, soaring from the glass with an extravagant bouquet of cassis, black truffle, cocoa, asphalt, smoke and cigar. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, rich and very ripe, with an expansive core of juicy fruit that has lost none of its youthful vitality and conceals the wine's tannins almost completely. The finish is long and intense. This will delight lovers of powerful, sun-kissed California Cabernet Sauvignon, and now's a great time to start pulling corks. 95 WA

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250 DOMAINE HENRI BOILLOT PULIGNYMONTRACHET 1ER CRU CLOS DE LA MOUCHÈRE 2007 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 12 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

251 DOMAINE HENRI BOILLOT PULIGNYMONTRACHET 1ER CRU CLOS DE LA MOUCHÈRE 2007 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 12 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

252 DOMAINE HENRI BOILLOT PULIGNYMONTRACHET 1ER CRU CLOS DE LA MOUCHÈRE 2007 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 9 bts. per lot $700 - $900

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256 DOMAINE LATOUR-GIRAUD MEURSAULTBOURCHÈRES 2007 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 3 x scraped labels 9 bts. per lot $300 - $500

257 DOMAINE LATOUR-GIRAUD MEURSAULT 1ER CRU LES GENEVIÈRES CUVÉE DES PIERRE 2007 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 12 x scraped & wrinkled labels 12 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

258 DOMAINE LATOUR-GIRAUD MEURSAULT 1ER CRU LES GENEVIÈRES CUVÉE DES PIERRE 2007 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 4 x scraped & wrinkled labels 4 bts. per lot $300 - $500

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261 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2001 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 93 WA CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2003 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé An incredibly fresh, lively 2003 (the pH is only 3.6 and the alcohol is 13.1%), this wine offers a dense ruby/purple color along with full body and a remarkable nose of black currants, kirsch, lead pencil shavings and vanilla. Opulent, full-bodied and close to full maturity, it is a seamless classic that will age for 15-20 more years. Kudos to the Delon family for such a brilliant achievement in a tricky vintage. Drink: 2014-2034 August 2014 96 WA 4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

262 CHÂTEAU CLINET 2009 Pomerol. Clinet has been on a hot streak lately and the 2009 appears to be the greatest wine ever made at the estate, surpassing even the late Jean-Michel Arcaute’s monumental 1989. A blend of 85% Merlot and tiny amounts of Cabernet Franc (12%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (3%), this big Pomerol boasts an opaque, moonless night inky/blue/purple color in addition to a gorgeous perfume of blueberry pie, incense, truffles, black raspberries, licorice and wood smoke. Viscous and multidimensional with silky, sweet tannin, massive fruit concentration and full-bodied power, there are nearly 4,000 cases of this thick, juicy, perfect Clinet. It should drink well in 3-5 years and keep for 25-30. December 2011 100 WA 2 bts.

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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 97+ WA 2 bts.

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264 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2009 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé The 2009 Leoville Las Cases may be the most open-knit and forward Las Cases I have tasted to date. Analytically, it is high in tannin and the alcohol is 13.8%, nearly a record at this estate. This blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc was showing brilliantly at the 2009 tasting I did in Hong Kong and at a later tasting. It boasts an inky/purple color, monumental concentration and lots of sweet, jammy black currant, black cherry and kirsch fruit intermixed with crushed rock and mineral notes. As always, proprietor Jean-Hubert Delon has built a massive wine with exceptional precision, unbelievable purity and aging potential of 40-50 years. I was surprised by the lusciousness of this cuvee on several occasions, and how much more forward it is given the fact that Las Cases can o"en be forebodingly backward and in need of 10-15 years of cellaring (at age 30, the 1982 is still a baby in terms of development!). The superconcentrated 2009 needs another 5-7 years before additional nuances emerge. This is a brilliant, full-thro#le St.-Julien. December 2011 98+ WA 2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU CLINET 2000 (2) Pomerol. 93 WA CHÂTEAU CLINET 2010 (2) Pomerol. The blend is largely dominated by 85% Merlot, with some Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Cabernet Franc also included. Inky/purple-colored, the wine has an exceptionally full-bodied, layered, moderately tannic mouthfeel and impressive power. Loads of melted chocolate/fudge and black fruits galore along with some coffee bean, mocha, as well as some background oak are all present in this big, formidably endowed, masculine style of Pomerol that will take longer to shed its tannin than the 2009. I would give this wine 5-6 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 30+ years. February 2013 95 WS 96+ WA 5 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

267 CHÂTEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE 2010 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé This is an extraordinary performance once again from the Cathiard family, the proprietors of Smith-Haut-Lafi#e. They think the 2010 is even be#er than the 2009. (I disagree, but only slightly.) This wine has laser-like definition in its an remarkable nose of a subtle charcoal fire interwoven with spring flowers, creme de cassis, blueberry liqueur and spicy wood. Fullbodied, stunningly concentrated, long, rich and moderately tannic, this wine is set for an exceptionally long life of 30-40 years but can be drunk in 5-7. February 2013 Drink:2018-2058 96 WS 98+ WA 3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

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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 96+ WA

The 2009 is one of the sexiest wines in Pomerol in this vintage, offering up notes of melted caramel, sweet mocha, blackberry and black cherry fruit, with hints of loamy soil and unsmoked cigar tobacco as well as a touch of white chocolate and some subtle toasty oak. Round, opulent and unctuously textured, with a full-bodied mouthfeel, fabulous purity, and no hard edges, this sumptuous, fleshy, lavishly rich Pomerol can be drunk now and over the next 25 years. December 2011 Drink: 2012-2037 98 WA

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The 2005 Gazin is a big, masculine, full-thro#le Pomerol that comes closer to the style of a Pauillac than some of the other Pomerols. Nevertheless, this wine is locked and loaded, with an inky plum/purple color, stunning concentration, a boatload of tannin, and unlimited upside potential. Sweet cassis, plum, vanilla and truffle notes are followed by a dense, deep, profound wine with blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, high extraction, and a multi-layered texture. This is a long distance runner, even for a 2005, and probably won’t even be close to full maturity for another decade. It should easily last 30 or more years. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2045 96+ WA CHÂTEAU GAZIN 2010 (3) Pomerol. Wow! This wine exceeded my enthusiastic barrel tasting notes. A big, back-strapping blockbuster from Gazin, in which the oak seems to be pushed into the background (thankfully), the wine offers up notes of caramelized black cherry and black currant fruit interwoven with mocha, white chocolate, subtle toast and hints of coffee beans and tobacco leaf. The exceptional aromatics are easily followed up by a full-bodied, powerful, broodingly backward, rich, intense wine with multiple dimensions, layers of fruit, and a sensational finish of close to a minute. This is one of the all-time great efforts from Gazin. It should be forgo#en for 6 -10 years and drunk over the following 30 to 40. February 2013 Drink: 2019-2059 96 WA 4 bts. per lot $300 - $500


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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 96+ WA CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2009 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé Performing even be!er from bo!le than it did from barrel, this appears to be the finest Lynch Bages since the 2000, 1990 and 1989. According to the chateau, the 2009 has the highest level of polyphenols ever measured as well as high alcohol (nearly 13.5%). A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest largely Merlot with touches of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it is an expressive, voluptuously textured effort with unctuosity and powerful, juicy, succulent blackberry and black currant flavors, low acids, a layered, massive mouthfeel, but no sense of heaviness or fatigue. This exquisite Lynch Bages should drink well for 30+ years. December 2011 Drink: 2012-2042 98 WA 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

271 CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2010 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé The 2010 Lynch Bages is an absolutely brilliant wine, and somewhat reminiscent at this stage in its development of the profound 1989. JeanCharles Cazes, who took over for his father a number of years ago, has produced a magnificent wine with the classic creme de cassis note intermixed with smoke, graphite and spring flowers. It is a massive Lynch Bages, full-bodied and very 1989-ish, with notable power, loads of tannin, and extraordinary concentration and precision. This is not a Lynch Bages to drink in its exuberant youth, but one to hold on to for 5-6 years and drink over the following three decades. February 2013 Drink: 2018-2048 96 WA 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2009 (1) Pomerol. This fabled terroir sandwiched between Petrus and Lafleur (hence the name) generally produces one of the more elegantly-styled Pomerols, but in 2009 it offers an extra dimension of flavor intensity as well as more texture and concentration. It reveals a superseductive perfume of mocha, loamy soil, herbs, black cherries and black currants, truffles and licorice, full body and velvety tannins. The overall impression is one of intensity, power, glycerin and richness as well as undeniable elegance and laser-like focus. This 2009 can be drunk now or cellared for another 25-30+ years. 97 WS 97 WA 2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU LE GAY 2001 (1) Pomerol. CHÂTEAU LE GAY 2005 (1) Pomerol. The 2005 Le Gay is a massive, masculine Pomerol, very much in the style of Gazin, but showing much more minerality, abundant blue and black fruits, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and loads of tannin in a youthful, backward style, even at age 10. Give this wine at least another 5-10 years of cellaring and drink it over the following quarter-century. June 2015 95+ WA CHÂTEAU LE GAY 2009 (1) Pomerol. Tiny yields of 25 hectoliters per hectare and a final blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc have produced an enormously concentrated, black/purple-colored wine exhibiting notes of roasted meats, smoked game, blackberries, coffee, incense and forest floor. This distinctive, large-scaled, viscous, thick Pomerol may be as concentrated as some of this estate’s all-time classics (1947 and 1950). I am puzzled by why I could not see this a few years ago. In any event, this is one of the most profound Le Gay’s ever produced. Forget it for at least a decade and drink it over the following half century. December 2011 Drink: 2022-2072 96+ WA CHÂTEAU LE GAY 2010 (1) Pomerol. The 2010 Le Gay is performing sensationally, even be!er than my wildly enthusiastic tasting notes from barrel might have predicted. Inky opaque purple, and presenting a formidable and foreboding nose of camphor, black truffles, graphite, blueberries and blackberries as well as hints of smoked meats and floral nuances. Just about everything seems to be present in this smorgasbord of aromatics delights. The wine hits the palate with power, richness and purity, full-bodied texture, and enormous intensity. The final blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. This wine needs at least 8-10 years of cellaring, based on its masculinity and structure, and should easily eclipse 20-40 years in a good cellar. February 2013 Drink: 2021-2061 99 WA 7 bts.

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This fragrant, lush, seductive wine offers up plum, Christmas spices and crème de cassis. This dense garnet/purple wine also has loads of blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, terrific aromatics, a full-bodied mouthfeel, beautiful purity, texture, and a long, long finish. Once again, the Comte von Neipperg and his winemaking consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt have hit a home run in this vintage. This beauty is approachable, if not drinkable already, and should continue to evolve for 10-15 years. June 2015 Drink:2015-2030 94 WA

CHÂTEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPÉRY 2010 (1 mag.) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé scuffed label

CHÂTEAU CANON-LA-GAFFELIÈRE 2009 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B An intriguing blend of nearly 50% Merlot, a whopping 35% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon (a somewhat unusual combination for this region), the 2009 reminds me of the 1990. A big, inky/purple-tinged wine with just over 14% natural alcohol, it exhibits exotic, flamboyant aromas of espresso roast, incense, sweet black cherries, black currants, licorice, asphalt, barbecue smoke, Christmas fruitcake and herbs. Full-bodied with silky tannins, luscious fruit, a hedonistic yet complex personality, low acidity, noticeable tannin and enviable purity, this head-turning beauty can be enjoyed over the next 15-20 years. December 2011 Drink: 2012-2032 95 WA CHÂTEAU CANON-LA-GAFFELIÈRE 2010 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B This wine shows wonderfully exotic tapenade, licorice, Christmas fruitcake, cedar wood, blackberry and sweet cherry notes in its strikingly provocative aromatics. On the palate, the wine is dense and full-bodied, with stunning concentration, purity, texture and length. It is full-bodied, silky smooth and seems to have more in common with the 2009 than one might expect, although the freshness and tannin levels are slightly more elevated. Drink it over the next 20+ years. February 2013 Drink: 2013 -2033 95 WA 6 bts. & 1 mag.

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275 CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA 2005 Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé Estate manager John Kolasa nailed the 2005 Château Rausan Segla. It's rapidly blossoming into one of the best wines from the estate in recent memory. Time has nurtured a gorgeous bouquet that leans slightly more to red berry fruit, intermingling with iris and rose petals, veins of cedar and fresh mint. It is bursting at the seams with fruité while all the time retaining wonderful delineation and control. The palate follows in a similar vein. It feels plush in the mouth, adorned with a satin texture, yet this is complemented by finesse and refinement. It gradually builds in the mouth to a sensual finish that epitomizes this great Margaux estate. You might well be able to broach this 2005 now. It has more approachability than some of its peers, though there is the substance to guarantee two decades and more of drinking pleasure. Tasted June 2015. 94 WA

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Gorgeous, flowery, classic Margaux once again, the 2010 Malescot St.-Exupery continues to show virtually no toasty oak, given the impeccable balance and full-bodied, fullthro"le style it possesses. Black raspberries, creme de cassis and spring floral notes intermixed with forest floor and a hint of charcoal are followed by an opulent, sexy, fullbodied wine whose tannins have become much sweeter, while the wine is less restrained yet still exuberant and impressive. This is a phenomenal example once again for this estate, harmonious in every sense of style, extraordinarily long, rich and ageworthy. Three to four years of bo"le age will do wonders to make it more accessible, but this wine is set for 25-30 years of longevity. February 2013 Drink: 2013-2043 95 WA 3 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $400 - $600

277 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHARMESCHAMBERTIN 2012 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé The 2012 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru has an exquisite bouquet with fragrant wild strawberry, bergamot and forest floor that simmers with tension, subtle touches of cassis unfolding in the glass. The palate is mediumbodied with crisp, slightly chalky tannins, over a layer of effervescent candied fruit – mandarin and apricot enriching the finish. This is such a pre"y thing, surely destined to be irresistible in its youth. December 2013 (94-96) WA DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CLOS DE LA ROCHE 2012 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé For the first time a li"le new oak (10%) has been used on the 2012 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, where part of the vineyard was replanted five years ago. The fruit here is a li"le blacker than the Mazis-Chambertin tasted prior, that new oak “plugging” the gaps that might have been there without the new wood. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins on the entry. There is a citric core of fruit here, touches of marmalade infusing the black and red fruit on the linear, mineral finish. This should age very well – a Clos de la Roche with substance and presence. December 2013 (92 -94) WA 2 bts.

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CLOS DES PAPES CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2012 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Leading off the reds in the retrospective, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape hit a whopping 15.7% natural alcohol, yet doesn't show a trace of heat in its gorgeous bouquet of kirsch liqueur, blackberries, Asian spice, cured meats and garrigue. This is followed by a thick, concentrated, seamless 2012 that has the vintage's purity and rounded nature, plenty of sweet tannin, and a killer finish. Already hard to resist, it will cruise for another 15-20 years. September 2015 96 WA CLOS DES PAPES CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2014 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. (92-94) WA 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

279 ALTESINO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA 2010 (3) Tuscany. 94 WA DONATELLA CINELLI COLOMBINI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA 2010 (3) Tuscany. u. 1 x vts. UCCELLIERA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA 2010 (3) Tuscany. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a dark, brooding and powerful wine. It shows immediate richness and evident complexity with spice, tobacco, cured meat and dried blackberry or plum. This a gorgeous wine that is only at the beginning of a long aging evolution. This wine is absolutely impeccable on all levels. It delivers stunning intensity, power, integrity and balance. The aromatic momentum continues to grow and becomes steadily more expansive and complete as the wine takes on more air in the glass. I was absolutely blown away by this Riserva. It confirms my conviction that Andrea Cortonesi is one of Brunello's most talented winemakers. I suggest waiting five years or more before opening this bo"le. March 2016 Drink: 2019-2040 98 WA 9 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,600

280 AZIENDA AGRARIA LISINI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010 (3) Tuscany. LA MANNELLA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010 (3) Tuscany. 6 bts. per lot $300 - $500

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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 98 WA

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

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CASANOVA DI NERI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO TENUTA NUOVA 2005 (2) Tuscany. VALDICAVA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1999 (1) Tuscany.

4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,300

283 CASTELLO BANFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO POGGIO ALLE MURA 2010 (1) Tuscany. CASTELLO BANFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA POGGIO ALL’ORO 2004 (1) Tuscany.

285 CAYMUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL SELECTION 2011 (2) Napa Valley.

CASTELLO BANFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA POGGIO ALLE MURA 2010 (1) Tuscany.

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 94 WS 95 WA

LA SERENA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010 (1 mag.) Tuscany.

SHAFER CABERNET SAUVIGNON HILLSIDE SELECT 2007 (1) Napa Valley.

3 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $400 - $600

One of the perfect wines from Shafer is the 2007 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select. Think it over – in the first decade of the 21st century, Shafer scored three perfect scores and two 99s – that’s about as high a praise as I can give any producer in the world. Opaque purple in color, the 2007 has a stunning nose of sweet crème de cassis, black cherries, licorice, and toasty oak, a multilayered, full-thro"le personality, and a texture that builds and builds. Great purity, fabulous fruit intensity and a richness without heaviness characterize this massive, prodigious effort from Shafer. It’s still very young, despite this vintage, which seems to be maturing precociously. I don’t believe this wine will hit its stride for at least another 5-10 years and drink well for at least 2-3 decades. December 2014 100 WA 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

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

287 CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA 2003 Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label 6 bts. per lot $600 - $800

288 CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA 2001 (3) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé 3 x scraped label PAVILLON ROUGE DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2003 (2) Margaux. 1 x scraped capsule 5 bts. per lot $700 - $900

289 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2001 Pauillac. The 2001 Lafite Rothschild’s deep, saturated plum/purple color is accompanied by lead pencil liqueur-like notes intermixed with sweet red and black currants, plums, and cedar. This blend of 86.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13.5% Merlot is a classic example of Lafite. Extremely elegant, medium-bodied, with intense concentration, richness, and sweet tannin, it appears to be on a rapid evolutionary track, at least in comparison to recent Lafite vintages that have been far more backward and powerful. The classy 2001 should be at its finest between 2007-2020. 94 WA 3 bts. per lot $2,500 - $3,000

290 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2001 Pauillac. 94 WA 3 bts. per lot $2,500 - $3,000

291 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2001 Pauillac. 94 WA 3 bts. per lot $2,500 - $3,000


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CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2001 Pauillac. 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU 2001 (3) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1982 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 2001 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label

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CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 2003 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2003 Pauillac. 1 x scraped capsule

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2001 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

A healthy, youthful dark plum/ruby/purple color is followed by a bouquet of smoke, barbecued meats, black currants and new saddle leather. With full body and sweet tannin, this 2003 is stru"ing its stuff. Although it is not as fine as the 1989, 1990, or 2000, it is a complex, classic Pauillac to enjoy over the next decade. August 2014 94 WA

92 WA 11 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,500

1 bt.

298

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

CHÂTEAU TALBOT 2003 (6) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé

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CHÂTEAU TALBOT CAILLOU BLANC 2003 (1) Bordeaux.

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1978 (1) Pauillac. u. ts. damaged label

7 bts.

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2003 (3) Pauillac. 3 x wrinkled labels

299

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

295

303 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1994 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

304

CHÂTEAU CANON-LA-GAFFELIÈRE 2003 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LA GRAVE A POMEROL TRIGANT DE BOISSET 2003 (1) Pomerol. scraped label CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2003 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2001 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels

7 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

300 CHÂTEAU DE MYRAT 2003 (2 hf. bt.) Sauternais.

5 bts. per lot $400 - $600

CHÂTEAU GUIRAUD 2001 (2 hf. bt.) Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé

296

4 hf. bts.

per lot $200 - $400

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

301

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2001 (3) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 2 x scraped labels

MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2001 Tuscany. u. vts. 1 x scraped label

91 WA

In 2001 Tignanello captures a superconcentrated and dense expression of fruit that has been achieved with some loss of aromatic complexity and overall finesse. This is a super-ripe style with tons of dark fruit, smoke and toasted oak in a heavily extracted style that veers on excess. There is remarkable power here, but not the level of balance that is typical of the very finest vintages. 91 WS 92 WA

6 bts. per lot $500 - $700

per lot $2,800 - $3,200

per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 2001 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 2 x wrinkled labels. 1 x scraped label

CHÂTEAU SOCIANDO-MALLET 2003 (1) Haut-Médoc. scuffed label

Still backward with a deep ruby/plum color revealing only a touch of lightening at the edge, the wine offers up an extraordinary nose of caramelized herbs, smoke, cedar, pen ink, black currants, and earth. The gorgeous aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, plump, rich, fleshy wine with low acidity. With 6-8 hours decanting in a closed decanter, it will offer beautiful drinking, but it needs another 5-8 years to reach full maturity. It is capable of lasting 50-60 years. This classic Lafite is not as fat and concentrated as the 1982 Latour, nor as complex or concentrated as the 1982 Mouton Rothschild, but it is a winner all the same. June 2009 Drink: 2014-2074 97+ WA

3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1996 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé The 1996 Lafite-Rothschild was remarkably deep in color considering that it is now 20 years in age. The bouquet is classic Pauillac with pencil shavings and sous-bois infusing the black fruit, masculine and a li"le aloof, yet focused and very well delineated. The palate is very well balanced with crisp blackberry and boysenberry fruit, spicier than I recollect, a crescendo of flavors so that it seems understated at first but fans out with a sense of confidence towards the finish. I think this still has more to give so cellar it away for another 5 -8 years if you can, but otherwise this is an exemplary Lafite-Rothschild that I can envisage ge"ing be"er and be"er in bo"le, if not quite as enthralling as either Mouton-Rothschild or Château Margaux. Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2020-2050 98 WA 1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

305 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1996 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 98 WA 1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400


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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1995 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1994 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 cm. scuffed label

The wine is medium to full-bodied, with extraordinary richness, fabulous equilibrium, and he#y tannin in the finish. In spite of its large size and youthfulness, this wine is userfriendly and accessible. This is a thrilling Margaux that will always be so#er and more evolved than its broader-shouldered sibling, the 1996. How fascinating it will be to follow the evolution of both of these vintages over the next half century. Anticipated maturity: 2005 -2040. February 1998 97 WS 95 WA

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1993 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label

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

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

307 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1988 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. scuffed and wrinkled label CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1998 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scuffed and wrinkled label Like many of its peers, the 1998 has filled out spectacularly. Now in the bo!le, this opaque black/purple-colored offering has increased in stature, richness, and size. A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc (57% of the production was utilized), it is an extremely powerful, superconcentrated wine offering notes of roasted espresso, creme de cassis, smoke, new saddle leather, graphite, and licorice. It is massive, with awesome concentration, mouth-searing tannin levels, and a saturated flavor profile that grips the mouth with considerable intensity. This is a 50-year Mouton, but patience will be required as it will not be close to drinkability for at least a decade. Anticipated maturity: 2012 -2050. April 2001 96 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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

2 bts.

312 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1989 Sauternais. u. bn. ink stained 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 97 WA 1 bt.

2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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309 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1998 Pomerol. u. bn. The 1998 Petrus is unquestionably a fabulous effort boasting a dense plum/purple color as well as an extraordinary nose of black fruits intermixed with caramel, mocha, and vanilla. Exceptionally pure, super-concentrated, and extremely full-bodied, with admirable underlying acidity as well as sweet tannin, it reveals a superb mid-palate in addition to the luxurious richness for which this great property is known. The finish lasts for 40-45 seconds. Patience will definitely be required. Production was 2,400 cases, about 1,600 cases less than normal. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2040 April 2001 97 WS 98 WA 1 bt.

per lot $500 - $700

per lot $3,500 - $4,000

TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 1992 Tuscany. u. bn. scuffed label 1 bt.

per lot $200 - $400

314 CHÂTEAU PAVIE 1990 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé A u. 2 x vts. 2 x soiled labels 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

315 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1985 (5) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u.2 bn. 4 x scuffed labels

310 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1998 Pomerol. 97 WS 98 WA

93 WS 93 WA CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1990 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 94 WA

1 bt.

per lot $3,500 - $4,000 7 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600


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CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1990 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé soiled & raised label

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1970 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. wrinkled label

DOMAINE MARQUIS D'ANGERVILLE VOLNAY CLOS DES DUCS 2002 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

1 bt.

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

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

per lot $800 - $1,000

317 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2007 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 12 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

per lot $600 - $800

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CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1970 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. hs. wrinkled label. scraped capsule

DOMAINE DUJAC CLOS SAINT-DENIS 2001 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 x 1.5 cm. 1 x 2 cm

1 bt.

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

per lot $600 - $800

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CHÂTEAU DE RAYNE-VIGNEAU 1999 (4) Sauternais. 1er Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels. 1 x wrinkled label

DOMAINE DUJAC GEVREY CHAMBERTIN AUX COMBOTTES 2001 Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé u. 2 x 2.5 cm

CHÂTEAU DOISY-VÉDRINES 1959 (10) Sauternais. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x ts. 1 x vts. 8 x bn. 10 x wrinkled, scuffed, soiled, stained labels. 3 x protruding corks. 14 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

325 DOMAINE FAIVELEY MAZIS-CHAMBERTIN 1998 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

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2 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

332 DOMAINE DARVIOT-PERRIN GEVREYCHAMBERTIN 1999 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé Scuffed label DOMAINE FAIVELEY GEVREY CHAMBERTIN LES CAZETIERS 1997 (3) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé 1 x scraped label

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2007 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

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

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

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DOMAINE FAIVELEY MAZIS-CHAMBERTIN 1998 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

PATRICE RION NUITS ST. GEORGES VIEILLES VIGNES 2002 (3) Côte de Nuits. u. 1 x 1 cm. 3 x stained labels

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1970 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. wrinkled label

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

10 bts.

1 bt.

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DOMAINE MARQUIS D'ANGERVILLE VOLNAY CLOS DES DUCS 2002 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

DOMAINE FAIVELEY CLOS DE VOUGEOT 1998 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1970 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. ms. wrinkled label

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

11 bts. per lot $300 - $500

1 bt.

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DOMAINE MARQUIS D'ANGERVILLE VOLNAY CLOS DES DUCS 2002 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

DOMAINE FAIVELEY CLOS DE VOUGEOT 1998 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1970 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. hs. wrinkled label. scraped capsule

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

12 bts. per lot $300 - $500

1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

per lot $600 - $800

per lot $600 - $800

DOMAINE HUMBERT FRÈRES GEVREY CHAMBERTIN POISSENOT 2002 (3) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé

per lot $300 - $500


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DOMAINE HUET VOUVRAY SEC LE HAUTLIEU 1997 (6) Loire Valley. 3 btl stained label, 2 scuffed label

CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1985 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

12 bts. per lot $500 - $700

DOMAINE MARCEL LAPIERRE MORGON 2007 (8) Beaujolais. 2 btls scuffed labels, 4 btl chipped capsules

336

14 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

NICOLAS POTEL VOSNE-ROMANÉE VIEILLES VIGNES 2005 Côte de Nuits. 1 x scraped capsule

342

12 bts. per lot $500 - $700

VIBERTI BAROLO BUON PADRE 2001 Piedmonte.

337

11 bts. per lot $300 - $500

DOMAINE MARQUIS D'ANGERVILLE VOLNAY CLOS DES DUCS 2001 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 2 scuffed labels, 1 wrinkled capsule

343

3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

COSSART GORDON & CO. MADEIRA SOLERA 1930 Madeira. 6 bin soiled labels

338

6 bts. per lot $300 - $500

DOMAINE MÉO-CAMUZET CLOS DE VOUGEOT 1995 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 cm. scuffed & stained label

344

1 bt.

per lot $300 - $500

E&E BLACK PEPPER SHIRAZ 2002 Barossa Valley, South Australia. 1 x wrinkled label 97 WS 92 WA

339

6 bts. per lot $500 - $700

COMTE ARMAND POMMARD CLOS DES EPENEAUX 2001 Côte d’Or. Premier Cru Classé u. 1 x 1 cm. 12 scuffed labels. 4 x scraped labels

A Well-Cellared Collection from Forest Hill

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

340

CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 1996 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 12 bts. (OWC)

COMTE ARMAND POMMARD CLOS DES EPENEAUX 1996 (6) Côte d’Or. Premier Cru Classé u. 4 x 1 cm, 2 x 1.5 cm, 4 x stained labels. 1 x wrinkled label. 1 x scraped label MICHEL COLIN-DELÉGER & FILS CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET MORGEOT 2003 (1) Côte d’Or. Premier Cru Classé scuffed label 7 bts.

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per lot $900 - $1,100

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

346 CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 2003 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 3 x wrinkled & scraped labels CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 2005 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 6 bts. per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1986 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1xbn. CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1995 (6) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé This wine is of first-growth quality, not only from an intellectual perspective, but in its hedonistic characteristics. More open-knit and accessible than the extraordinary 1996, Ducru's 1995 exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color, followed by a knock-out nose of blueberry and black raspberry/cassis fruit intertwined with minerals, flowers, and subtle toasty new oak. Like its younger sibling, the wine possesses a sweet, rich mid-palate (from extract and ripeness, not sugar), layers of flavor, good delineation and grip, but generally unobtrusive tannin and acidity. It is a classic, compelling example of Ducru-Beaucaillou that should not be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2025. February 1998 95 WA 10 bts.

per lot $1,800 - $2,200

348 CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 2000 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé A stunning wine from Ducru Beaucaillou which showcases its great terroir, this elegant but substantial 2000 has a dense purple color that has hardly budged since it was first bo"led. Displaying a floral note, with hints of boysenberries, black raspberries, black currants and a touch of background oak, the wine has superb concentration and density, but still has some substantial tannins that are not yet fully resolved. I originally predicted that it should be drinkable from 2010-2030, but I would modify that now to 2015-2035. June 2010 94 WS 95 WA 4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000


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CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2004 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2000 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 95 WS 95 WA

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

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

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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1979 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé u. vts. stained, wrinkled & scuffed label

94 WS 95 WA CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 2005 (1 mag.) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé The 2005 Ducru Beaucaillou is a 10,000-case blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot (they used to produce 18,000-20,000 cases). It is an exceptionally powerful wine with a dense purple color, superb intensity, and a beautiful, sweet nose of spring flowers, raspberries, blueberries, graphite, and creme de cassis. Full-bodied with fabulous concentration, exceptionally high tannin, good acidity, and massive layers of richness that build incrementally on the palate, this monumental effort is more structured than their outstanding 2003. It may be the finest wine produced at this estate since the 1982 and 1961 Ducrus. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2050. April 2008 96 WS 97 WA 3 mags.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

350 CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 2005 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 96 WS 97 WA 1 6 ltr. (OWC)

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1979 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. wrinkled & soiled label CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1980 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. wrinkled & soiled label 2 bts.

355 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1985 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. wrinkled & stained label

351 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1978 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 cm. scraped & stained label

1 bt.

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2003 (3) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels

356

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

352 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1987 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,000

per lot $600 - $800

per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1994 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1996 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 1996 Latour is a wine that continues to perplex. I just think that given the vintage, the team would have made a far superior wine nowadays. That said, it is still a very fine Pauillac. Here, it conveyed a sense of "airiness" on the bouquet, more backward and surly than other bo"les tasted with a"ractive damp earth and leather aromas. It feels strict and uncompromising when compared to others. The palate is medium-bodied with light and supple tannin, tart red berry fruit, black pepper and plenty of tobacco indicating its Pauillac origins. This is a well balanced, correct and elegant Latour, not the powerhouse of the 2000 or 2005, yet continuing to give drinking pleasure unabated a#er two decades. Tasted December 2016. Drink: 2017-2040 95 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

2 bts.

per lot $2,400 - $2,600

93 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1986 (2) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé u, 1 x bn. 1 x scraped label 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. 97 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,800 - $2,000

359 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1995 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé The wine is medium to full-bodied, with extraordinary richness, fabulous equilibrium, and he#y tannin in the finish. In spite of its large size and youthfulness, this wine is userfriendly and accessible. This is a thrilling Margaux that will always be so#er and more evolved than its broader-shouldered sibling, the 1996. How fascinating it will be to follow the evolution of both of these vintages over the next half century. Anticipated maturity: 2005 -2040. February 1998 97 WS 95 WA 4 bts. per lot $2,400 - $2,600


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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2003 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label. 1 x stained label

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

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1993 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé wrinkled label

Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2003 Margaux is fully mature on the nose. There is ample fruit here, well defined for the vintage with blackberry and cedar, this bo"le demonstrating a subtle fungal character that I have not discerned in previous bo"les. There are faint scents of rust iron piping that develop with further aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly dry tannin, offering more fruit than the 2003 Valandraud it was paired with: feisty black pepper and allspice finish with a decent a#ertaste. 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 95 WS 93 WA

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+ June 2009 100 WA

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

1 bt.

361 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2003 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped label It remains one of the outstanding wines of a very black and white vintage. Without knowledge of the vintage, I was hesitant to suggest 2003, because though there is clearly fruit intensity locked up inside this Saint Estèphe, it is counterbalanced by the estate's trademark masculinity and austerity. So both on the nose and the palate it reaches this happy medium: pure blackberry, graphite and roasted herbs on the nose, perhaps even more elegant than I have observed on previous bo"les. The palate is medium-bodied rather than full bodied with sturdy tannins couched in layers of seamless blackberry and cassis fruit, offset by scents of tobacco and graphite. As usual it has immense length and depth, a Montrose that is really just a few chapters into what is sure to be a longer "book" than many other 2003s. It is not a perfect Montrose, but a couple of hairs' breadth away. Tasted February 2017. 95 WS 98 WA 6 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

362 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1970 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. ts. wrinkled, scraped & bin soiled label 93 WA CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1979 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. hs. wrinkled & scraped label CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1981 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. vts. protruding cork. scraped capsule 3 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

1 bt.

per lot $400 - $600

367 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2003 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 3 x wrinkled labels. 1 x scuffed label 3 bts. per lot $1,800 - $2,000

368 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2004 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 2 x wrinkled labels 93 WS

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CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1985 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x vts. 1 x hs. 2 x wrinkled labels. 2 scraped capsules

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2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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

per lot $2,400 - $2,600

CHÂTEAU PALMER 2005 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 94 WS 98 WA 1 mag.

per lot $800 - $1,000

370 CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2003 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé The wine has a stunning nose of roasted herbs, grilled meats, charcoal, blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, with some oak still present. Dense, full-bodied and very succulent and lush, this wine seems to be in late adolescence, ready to enter a relatively mature stage. There is always a suspicion because of the extreme heat in July and August that these wines will crack up very quickly, and certainly that will always be a worry, but this one looks set for at least another 10-15 years of drinkability. August 2015 97 WS 96 WA 4 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500


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CHÂTEAU PAVIE MACQUIN 1995 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B

CHÂTEAU PAVIE MACQUIN 2000 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B 1 x stained label

CHÂTEAU LATOUR LES FORTS DE LATOUR 2005 Pauillac. 93 WA

372

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

CHÂTEAU PAVIE MACQUIN 1998 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B

CHÂTEAU PAVIE MACQUIN 2003 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B

Pale to medium garnet-brick in color, the 1998 Pavie Macquin simply sings with incredibly pure, spritely notes of blueberry preserves, blackberry pie and black cherry compote, revealing loads of eucalyptus, mocha, dried lavender and Chinese five spice accents. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is has wonderfully seductive blue and black fruit layers, framed by velvety tannins and the perfect amount of freshness to create tantalizing tension, finishing with incredible length and depth. Effortlessly delicious and yet possessing plenty of subtext for intellectual stimulation, I just love where this compelling '98 is at right now! Drink: 2018-2040 97 WA

From a cool terroir on clay and limestone soils (the perfect scenario for producing great wine in 2003), the 2003 Pavie Macquin is composed of 84% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, and achieved 13.8% natural alcohol. Full-bodied, young and vigorous, the wine exhibits a dense blue/black color to the rim along with a stunning nose of asphalt, truffle, blackberry, cassis, lead pencil shavings and forest floor. The super-complex aromatics are followed by an opulent, majestic 2003 with a finish that lasts nearly 45 seconds. One of the superstars of the vintage, it should continue to drink well for 10-15+ years. Bravo! Drink: 2014-2029 94 WA

CHÂTEAU PAVIE MACQUIN 1998 (2 3 ltr.) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B

CHÂTEAU PAVIE MACQUIN 2005 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B

380

Drink: 2018-2040 97 WA

Inky bluish/purple in color, Pavie Macquin produced a prodigious effort from St.-Emilion in 2005. Its crushed, chalky rock minerality, massive body, and high tannin make for a wine to forget for another decade. Super-loaded, concentrated and powerful, this wine should turn out great, but patience will be required. The blackberry and cassis fruit are there in abundance, but so is a massive structure. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035. June 2015 96 WS 96+ WA

PAVILLON BLANC DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX BLANC 2004 Margaux.

CHÂTEAU PAVIE MACQUIN 1995 (1 mag.) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u. bn 2 bts. & 1 mag.

2 bts. & 2 3 ltrs. (OWC) - $1,100

per lot $800 - $1,000

per lot $900

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

6 mags. (OWC)

per lot $2,600 - $2,800

378 PAVILLON BLANC DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX BLANC 2004 Margaux. 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

379 PAVILLON BLANC DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX BLANC 2004 Margaux. 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

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

381 PAVILLON BLANC DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX BLANC 2004 Margaux.

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

CHÂTEAU LATOUR LES FORTS DE LATOUR 1995 Pauillac.

382

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

375 CHÂTEAU LATOUR LES FORTS DE LATOUR 2000 Pauillac. 6 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,700

376 CHÂTEAU LATOUR LES FORTS DE LATOUR 2003 Pauillac.

PAVILLON ROUGE DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1985 (3) Margaux. u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 3 x scuffed labels PAVILLON ROUGE DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1985 (2 mag.) Margaux. u. 1 x bn. 3 bts. & 2 mags.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

383 PAVILLON ROUGE DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1995 Margaux. 1 x scraped label 6 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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


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

CHÂTEAU CLOS DES JACOBINS 1961 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé u. ms. soiled, scraped & raised label

2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

385 CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2003 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé Angelus really nailed the vintage, and has produced a fully mature wine that’s truly stru!ing its stuff. Dense, bluish/purple, it offers gorgeous notes of espresso roast, blackberry and blueberry liqueur, acacia flowers and a touch of chocolate. It is full-bodied, opulent and seems close to full maturity, as it is evolving quickly. The wine is full-bodied, rich and should be drunk over the next decade. August 2015 94 WS 98 WA

A blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, Pape Clement’s 2005 has an opaque purple color and smoky barbecue and chocolaty notes intermixed with cassis and blackberries. There is also some underlying minerality in this full-bodied, superconcentrated wine, which has wonderfully sweet, well-integrated tannins. This majestic, multidimensional wines is one of the great, great wines of the vintage. It should drink well for at least another 25 years. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2040 96 WS 99 WA LE BAHANS DU CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1995 (2) Pessac-Léognan. 2 x scuffed labels

2 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $400 - $600

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CHÂTEAU CARBONNIEUX 2006 Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU MOULIN SAINT-GEORGES 2003 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

12 bts. (OWC)

per lot $500 - $700

9 bts. per lot $500 - $700

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CHÂTEAU LA LAGUNE 1982 (1) Haut-Médoc. u. ts. soiled & scraped label CHÂTEAU LANESSAN 1996 (1) Haut-Médoc.

9 bts. per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU LOUDENNE 1996 (1) Médoc.

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3 bts. per lot $200 - $400

CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2005 (1 mag.) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU FIGEAC 2010 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B CHÂTEAU ROL VALENTIN 2005 (3) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 4 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $700 - $900

389 CHÂTEAU LARRIVET-HAUT-BRION BLANC 2005 Pessac-Léognan.

393 CHÂTEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPÉRY 2005 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé A beautiful wine, once again, from this property that has been on a superb qualitative roll for several decades. Dense ruby/purple with notes of graphite, background oak, youthful crème de cassis and blackberry fruit as well as a floral underpinning, it is medium to full-bodied, textured, rich and impressive. Still in a somewhat adolescent stage, it should hit full maturity in another 2-3 years and last at least two decades. June 2015 Drink: 2017-2037 96 WA 3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

12 bts. (OWC)

per lot $500 - $700

394 CHÂTEAU CARIGNAN PRIMA 2000 Premiéres Cotes de Bordeaux. 12 bts. (OWC)

CHÂTEAU PICHON BARON 1985 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

396 DOMAINE PÉGAÜ CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE RÉSERVÉE 2007 (2 mag.) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 95 WA DOMAINE PÉGAÜ CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE RÉSERVÉE 2007 (1 3 ltr.) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. cracked wax capsule

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

CHÂTEAU MOULIN SAINT-GEORGES 2003 Saint-Émilion.

CHÂTEAU PICHON BARON 1983 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn

per lot $500 - $700

A wine I've probably drunk a case or more of since release, the full-bodied, fat and concentrated 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee is certainly a great wine from this estate. Reminiscent of the 1990 with its voluptuous, sexy and ethereal texture, this still deep ruby colored Chateauneuf du Pape is as Provencal as Provence gets, with killer notes of roasted herbs, soy, beef blood, lavender and garrigue. While this wine was a touch erratic in its youth, recent bo!les have been much more consistent and I suspect it's just now starting to enter its long window of prime drinking. February 2017 Drink: 2015-2032 95 WA 1 3 ltr. & 2 mags.

per lot $900 - $1,100

397 BOSQUET DES PAPES CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE CUVÉE TRADITION 2010 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. CHÂTEAU DE LA DAUPHINE 2005 (6) Fronsac. CHÂTEAU JOANIN BÉCOT 2005 (3) Côtes de Castillon. CHÂTEAU LA NERTHE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 1996 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 11 bts. (OWC)

per lot $400 - $600

398 JADOT HOSPICES DE BEAUNE BEAUNE CUVÉE GUIGONE DE SALINS 1997 Côte de Beaune. u. 3 x 3 cm. 2 x scraped labels 3 bts. per lot $200 - $400


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REMOISSENET PÉRE & FILS GRANDS-ECHÉZEAUX 1949 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 cm. stained label

BODEGAS VEGA-SICILIA RIBERA DEL DUERO VALBUENA 5° 2001 (2) Ribera del Duero.

TORBRECK RUN RIG 2001 Barossa Valley, South Australia.

1 bt.

per lot $300 - $500

400 DOMENICO CLERICO BAROLO PERCHRISTINA 1997 Barolo. 93 WA 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $600 - $800

401 DOMENICO CLERICO BAROLO PERCHRISTINA 1998 Barolo. 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $400 - $600

402 DOMENICO CLERICO BAROLO PERCHRISTINA 1998 Barolo. 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $400 - $600

403 MONTEVERTINE LE PERGOLE TORTE 1998 Tuscany. 12 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

404 MONTEVERTINE LE PERGOLE TORTE 1998 (1 mag.) Tuscany. MONTEVERTINE LE PERGOLE TORTE 1998 (1 3 ltr.) Tuscany. u. bn. 1 3 ltr. & 1 mag.

per lot $900 - $1,100

BODEGAS VEGA-SICILIA ÚNICO RESERVA ESPECIAL 2006 (2) Ribera del Duero. The iconic wine from Vega Sicilia in the market in 2018 is the 2006 Único, which was released a!er the sale of the 2007 and 2008 vintages because they thought it needed more time in bo"le. 2006 was an early vintage, with the harvest beginning the 9th of September. This year the bo"led blend is 94% Tinto Fino, the local strain of Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, with 6% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine has a long élevage, around ten years split between new and old barriques (French and American), in 20,000-liter oak vats and bo"le. It had a very developed and classical nose, very expressive, ripe and exuberant with an herbal twist, combining classical and modern characteristics and with a good balance between youth and development. It's a more classical expression of the Vega Sicilia character, closer to the wines from yesteryear than the last few vintages. It has to be one of the best recent vintages of Único, for me clearly be"er than 2005. This 2006 was bo"led in June 2012. 93,993 bo"les, 2,552 magnums, 165 double magnums and six imperials were produced. In 2019 they will release the 2009. January 2018 98 WA 4 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,400

406 BODEGAS VEGA-SICILIA RIBERA DEL DUERO ÚNICO 1995 Ribera del Duero. The 1995 Unico is a worthy successor to the profound 1994 (awarded a score of 98+ in Issue #159). Opaque purple in color, it has aromatic complexity which nearly defies words. There are notes of earth, licorice, hard wood charcoal, and black currants. Full-bodied, and powerful, the wine has beautiful balance with a multi-dimensional character and the structure to last for 25-40 years. The 1960 and the 1965, drunk within the last several months, appear to have many more years ahead. February 2007 Drink: 2007-2047 97 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

407 BODEGAS Y VIÑEDOS ALIÓN 2003 (3) Ribera del Duero. HACIENDA MONASTERIO 2004 (5) Ribera del Duero. 8 bts. per lot $400 - $600

The youngest Run Rig, the 2001, should equal the 1998 as it is almost a clone aromatically, texturally, and flavor-wise, just much younger. This opaque purple-colored beauty should flirt with perfection over the next 10-15 years. June 2009 99 WA 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $600 - $800

Property of a Gentleman and Oenophile

409 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2001 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé scraped & scuffed label 93 WA 1 bt.

per lot $500 - $700

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

per lot $800 - $1,000


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CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1999 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label

CHÂTEAU LATOUR À POMEROL 1998 (1) Pomerol. scuffed label

TENUTA GUADO AL TASSO ANTINORI BOLGHERI SUPERIORE 2000 Tuscany.

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

VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 2003 (1) Pomerol. scuffed label

2 mags. (OWC)

2 bts.

419

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2001 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label A brilliant offering, which should be drinkable much earlier than the blockbuster 2000, the 2001 Latour boasts an inky/ruby/purple color to the rim as well as a glorious bouquet of black currants, crushed stones, vanilla, and hints of truffles and oak. A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance primarily Merlot with a touch of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it reveals a sweetness on the palate that is atypical for such a young Latour. The beautiful integration of tannin, acidity, and wood is stunning. The wine flows across the palate with fabulous texture, purity, and presence. This luscious, full-bodied Latour was surprisingly open-knit on the three occasions I tasted it from bo#le. However, do not mistake its aging ability as this 2001, despite its precociousness, will last 20-25 years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025. June 2004 95 WS 95 WA 2 bts.

per lot $900 - $1,100

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

per lot $400 - $600

413 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 98 WA 1 bt.

per lot $700 - $900

per lot $300 - $500

415 CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1998 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label A dense opaque purple color offers up restrained, but pure aromas of liquid minerals, blackberries, black raspberries, and flowers. Medium to full-bodied, with high tannin but a long, super-pure, symmetrical mouth-feel, this dazzling, extremely complex Ausone requires 6 -10 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2050. 94 WA 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

per lot $300 - $500

TENUTA GUADO AL TASSO ANTINORI BOLGHERI SUPERIORE 2001 Tuscany. 1 x scuffed label 3 bts. per lot $200 - $400

420 TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2001 Tuscany. Drink: 2011-2023 97 WA 1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2005 Tuscany. u. 2 x bn.

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 100 WA

Drink: 2011-2020 94 WA

1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,000

417 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. Drink: 2014-2034 August 2014 96 WA CHÂTEAU PHÉLAN SÉGUR 2000 (3) Saint-Estèphe. Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel 1 x scuffed label. 3 x raised label corners 5 bts. per lot $700 - $900

2 bts.

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TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 2001 Tuscany. u. 3 x bn.

MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2001 Tuscany. 3 x scraped labels

The 1999 Ornellaia demonstrates immediately the superiority of the vintage in its dark, blackish color, powerful and expansive nose of cassis, graphite, tar, and Mediterranean herbs, and its rich, concentrated, and deep flavors, sizeable but very supple as well. Drink: 2005 -2022. April 2004 94 WA

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

TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 2010 (1) Tuscany. Poured from the special anniversary bo"le, the 2010 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia is a truly outstanding wine that leaves a lasting memory for those who are lucky enough to enjoy it. What stands out is the absolutely seamlessseamless-seamless (yes, it's worth repeating three times) integration of its many moving parts. The wine magically transitions from cherry, spice, chocolate and espresso in one melodic and continuous loop. It exudes balance and elegance over long, delicious minutes. It is profoundly impressive. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030. Of all the grapevines planted on the Ornellaia estate, the 2010 vintage showed best results with Merlot, says Leonardo Raspini. Because the harvest was later than usual, the early-ripening grape enjoyed a slow and steady evolution. Drink 2016-2030 August 2012 97+ WA 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

423 TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 2001 Tuscany. 3 x scuffed labels 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 96 WA

92 WA

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 93 WS 96 WA

3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

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433

TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 2003 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 1 x scraped label. 1 x scuffed label

MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2001 Tuscany. 3 x scraped labels

92 WA

93 WS 96 WA

3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

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434

MAZZEI CASTELLO DE FONTERUTOLI SIEPI 2003 Tuscany. u. bn. raised label corners & scuffed label

MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2001 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 3 x raised label corners & scuffed labels

427 TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 2003 Tuscany. u. 2 x bn. 1 x scraped label

93 WS 96 WA 1 mag.

per lot $200 - $400 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

430 MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2000 Tuscany. 3 x scraped labels 3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2000 Tuscany. 3 x scraped labels

TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 2001 Tuscany. 2 x scuffed labels 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

425 TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 2001 Tuscany. u. 3 x bn. 1 x scraped label

3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

435 MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2001 Tuscany. 93 WS 96 WA 1 3 ltr. per lot $800 - $1,000

436 MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2003 Tuscany. 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. 95 WS 93 WA 3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

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


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MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2003 Tuscany.

CASTELLO DEI RAMPOLLA VIGNA D’ALCEO 2001 (2) Tuscany.

SINE QUA NON JUST FOR THE LOVE IT SYRAH 2002 California.

There can be few doubts that the 2001 D’Alceo is one of the greatest wines in the distinguished history of the estate, something which becomes immediately evident from the deep ruby color as well as the sweet, focused, and weighty nose with its important notes of ripe berry fruit, sage, rosemary, and classy oak. Rich, dense, deep, and layered, the sensual and potent palate is sheer joy, the maximum in fused power and elegance. April 2004 95 WA

A dead-ringer (at least aromatically) for Guigal’s single vineyard Cote Rotie La Mouline, the 2002 Just For The Love of It is the greatest California Syrah I have yet tasted. A onethousand case blend of 96% Syrah, 2% Grenache, and 2% Viognier, it is nearly equal parts Alban, Bien Nacido, and Stolpman fruit with a small amount from both Shadow Canyon and White Hawk. It boasts a provocative perfume of creme de cassis, toast, blackberries, licorice, barbecue spice, and exotic floral scents. Extremely full-bodied, with fabulous intensity, great purity, awesome length, and a finish that lasts over a minute, this classic is a must purchase. Already accessible, it will drink well for 10-15 years. August 2004 100 WA

95 WS 93 WA 3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

438 MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2005 Tuscany. The 2005 Solaia is elegant and refined, yet it remains incredibly primary. Still, it is hard not to admire the wine’s layered expression of blue and black fruits. The oak remains prominent, but I am confident the wine will come together with bo!le age. The Solaia vineyard is one of the most unique terroirs in Italy, and the wine has a track record of developing beautifully in bo!le, even in smaller vintages. It will be fascinating to follow this Solaia as it matures. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2023. June 2008 93 WA 3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

439 MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2005 Tuscany. 93 WA

TENUTA SETTE PONTI ORENO 2003 (6) Tuscany. 6 x scuffed labels 8 bts. per lot $700 - $900

1 bt.

444 CASTELLO BANFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA POGGIO ALL’ORO 1997 (3) Tuscany. 3 x raised label corners FRESCOBALDI CASTEL GIOCONDO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA RIPE AL CONVENTO 2001 (3) Tuscany. 1 x scraped label. 1 x scraped capsule 6 bts. per lot $500 - $700

3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

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MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2000 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 2 x scraped labels. 3 x wrinkled labels

AVIGNONESI VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO GRANDI ANNATE RISERVA 1999 Tuscany. 6 x scraped labels

3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

6 bts. per lot $500 - $700

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MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2001 (1) Tuscany. wrinkled label

MACULAN FRATTA ROSSO 2000 Veneto. u. 4 x bn. 4 x scuffed labels

93 WA

4 bts. per lot $300 - $500

MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2003 (1) Tuscany. scraped & wrinkled label 2 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

per lot $800 - $1,000

448 OPUS ONE 2008 Napa Valley. 2 x wrinkled labels 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

449 SHAFER HILLSIDE SELECT CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2004 Napa Valley. This vintage shocked me when I did my retrospective earlier this year, and the 2004 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select acqui!ed itself brilliantly in the vertical of Hillside Selects. It was a hot year, a relatively early harvest and there were worries that the heat had stressed the grapes, and there would be a lack of physiological ripeness and nuance. Those worries have not manifested themselves in this great Cabernet Sauvignon. Inky/purplecolored 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 99 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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SHAFER HILLSIDE SELECT CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2004 Napa Valley.

MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2000 Tuscany. u. bn.

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

1 mag.

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BEAUX FRÈRES VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2000 Willame!e Valley, Oregon.

CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 2005 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU BELLEFORT-BELCIER 2003 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 2001 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé wrinkled label

CHÂTEAU DE FONBEL 2005 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

2 mags.

per lot $400 - $600

Excellent Wines from Several Collections

CHÂTEAU D’ARMAILHAC 2000 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé wrinkled label CHÂTEAU DUHART-MILON 2003 (1) Pauillac. 4ième Cru Classé scraped label

452 CAKEBREAD CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008 (1) Napa Valley. scraped label CAKEBREAD CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON BENCHLAND SELECT 1998 (1) Napa Valley. CAKEBREAD CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON THREE SISTERS 1998 (1) Napa Valley. u. bn. 3 bts. per lot $200 - $300

A spectacular wine, and one that could have been bought for a song when it was released, this blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot was cropped at 33 hectoliters per hectare. Stru!ing all of its nobility, richness and majesty in 2014, it boasts abundant notes of cedarwood, creme de cassis, licorice and a hint of lead pencil shavings. Full-bodied, rich, dense and fully mature, it is capable of lasting another 7-10 years. This beauty is a big-time sleeper of the vintage. Drink: 2014-2027 April 2014 94 WA CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2002 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé suffed label

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2001 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé Haut-Brion’s 2001, which was bo!led late (the end of September, 2003), possesses an unmistakable nobility as well as a burgeoning complexity. Plum/purple to the rim, this blend of 52% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 12% Cabernet Franc is playing it close to the vest, having closed down considerably a#er bo!ling. Nevertheless, it reveals pure notes of sweet and sour cherries, black currants, licorice, smoke, and crushed stones. Mediumbodied with excellent purity, firm tannin, and an angular, structured finish, it requires 5-7 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2020+ June 2004 94 WA 3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

457 CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 2000 (1) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé suffed label

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The wine of the vintage? There are only 10,000 cases of this extraordinarily rich, dense 2002 that is as powerful as the 2003 (even the alcohol levels are nearly the same, 12.85%) . It is dark ruby/purple to the rim, with notes of English walnuts, crushed rocks, black currants, and forest floor, dense, full-bodied, and opulent, yet classic with spectacular aromatics, marvelous purity, and a full-bodied finish that lasts just over 50+ seconds. Huge richness and the sweetness of the tannin are somewhat deceptive as this wine seems set for a long life. Drink: 2012-2045 April 2005 96 WA

CHÂTEAU DAUZAC 2005 (1) Margaux. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PICHON BARON 2006 (3) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU 2004 (1) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU KIRWAN 2001 (1) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé u. bn. scuffed label

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2004 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE 2003 (1) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé

92 WA

CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE 2006 (2) Saint-Julien. 1 x scraped label

453 MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2002 Tuscany. 1 bt.

per lot $300 - $500

CHÂTEAU KIRWAN 2003 (2) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé CHÂTEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPÉRY 2003 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPÉRY 2004 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU MARQUIS D'ALESME 2005 (3) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label CHÂTEAU MONBRISON 2005 (2) Margaux. 1 x scuffed label CHÂTEAU PALMER 1994 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé scuffed label 12 bts. per lot $700 - $900

10 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,500

CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 2006 (3) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé 4 bts. per lot $300 - $500

458

CHÂTEAU LANGOA BARTON 2000 (1) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LANGOA BARTON 2003 (2) Saint-Julien. 1 x scraped label CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2004 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. 92+ WA CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2004 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 9 bts. per lot $600 - $800


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CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 1995 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé u. bn. wrinkled capsule

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1982 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. ts. scraped capsule

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1986 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 4 x bn. 2 x ts. 1 x scuffed label

The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, impressive depth and backbone, the second half having mellowed in recent years, rendering this approachable; hints of secondary truffle and smoke notes emerging with aeration. It has been several years since I last tasted this wine, but it is one that seems to become more and more impressive with age. Robert Parker rightly lauded this Calon-Ségur at the time of release. Twenty years on, it is fulfilling all its promise. Tasted March 2015. Drink: 2015-2045 94 WA

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

The 1986 Lynch Bages has a knockout bouquet that wraps its arms around you with all its loveliness: pure black cherries, mint and cedar, even a touch of glycerine still there. Vibrant and youthful. The palate is beautifully balanced, crisp and taut, linear but very precise with a fine bead of acidity. You just fall for the harmony of this Lynch Bages, the intensity of fruit that seems undiminished on the finish. Is it up there with the 1989 and 1990? Maybe not, but it is not far behind. Frankly this Lynch Bages is a 1986 Claret that you cannot own too much of and as I commented to Jean-Michel Cazes tasting alongside me, at 30 years of age it still has more to give. Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2040 94 WA

CHÂTEAU MEYNEY 1986 (1) Saint-Estèphe. wrinkled label 2 bts.

per lot $200 - $300

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1985 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. vts. scraped label

460 CHÂTEAU CANON 1978 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u. ts. wrinkled label CHÂTEAU CANON 1982 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u. bn. scraped label and capsule 2 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

461 CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 1961 (1) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. hs. scraped label CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1982 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. It exhibits a dense ruby/plum/garnet color to the rim as well as a sweet perfume of forest floor, spice box, cedar, and copious quantities of black fruits. It is the finest Ducru Beaucaillou produced a"er the 1961 and before the 2003. June 2009. 96 WA CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1986 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. vts. scraped capsule CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1983 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. vts. CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1985 (2) SaintJulien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 1 x scraped capsule. 1 x scraped label and corroded capsule

92 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,500 - $1,800

463 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1982 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. vts. This is a denser version of the 1990 that stylistically reminds me of what the young 1959 probably tasted like. Still backward with a deep ruby/plum color revealing only a touch of lightening at the edge, the wine offers up an extraordinary nose of caramelized herbs, smoke, cedar, pen ink, black currants, and earth. The gorgeous aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, plump, rich, fleshy wine with low acidity. With 6-8 hours decanting in a closed decanter, it will offer beautiful drinking, but it needs another 5-8 years to reach full maturity. It is capable of lasting 50-60 years. This classic Lafite is not as fat and concentrated as the 1982 Latour, nor as complex or concentrated as the 1982 Mouton Rothschild, but it is a winner all the same. June 2009 Drink: 2014-2074 97+ WA 1 bt.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

464 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1985 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. vts.

Anticipated maturity: 2006-2035. Last tasted, 10/02. 96 WA 7 bts.

per lot $1,500 - $2,000

1 bt.

466 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1985 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé u. vts. scraped and corroded capsules. stained and scuffed labels Chateau Margaux has a dense plum/purple color and a huge, sweet nose of black currants intermixed with licorice, toast, underbrush, and flowers. Medium to full-bodied with supple tannin and a fleshy, juicy, very succulent and multi-layered mid-palate, this expansive, velvety wine has entered its plateau of maturity, where it should remain (assuming good storage) for at least another 10-15 years. December 2002 95 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

467 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1975 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x ts. 1 x hs. wrinkled, scuffed, stained labels 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

468 CHÂTEAU PALMER 1982 (2) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. 1 x ts. 1 x hs. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x corrosion on capsule

93 WA CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1986 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. wrinkled label

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

per lot $800 - $1,000

92 WA CHÂTEAU PALMER 1985 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. vts. wrinkled label. corrosion on capsule 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000


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

FONSECA GUIMARAENS QUINTO DO PANASCAL VINTAGE PORT 1984 Douro, Portugal. stained label

CASTELLO BANFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1986 Tuscany. u. 2 x vts. 1 x ts. 1 x hs

1 bt.

4 bts. per lot $400 - $600

The palate is medium-bodied with supple red berry fruit, a pinch of white pepper and cedar, structured compared to coeval vintages and perhaps further along its drinking plateau than previous examples. Certainly à point, I would be reaching for bo!les of this now if you cannot locate those 1982s, or alternatively seek out the superlative 1996. This still remains a fine, rather regal Pichon-Lalande. Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2036 95 WA 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

per lot $100 - $200

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CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 2008 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 5 x scuffed labels

DOMINUS ESTATE 2007 (1) Napa Valley.

8 bts. per lot $500 - $700

470

474

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1975 Pomerol. u. 1 x ts. 1 x hs. wrinkled labels. scuffed capsules

CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 1975 (2) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. u. vts. 2 x scuffed labels

One of the most rustic and powerful Petrus of the last 25 years, this wine still has a murky garnet/plum/purple color, a gorgeous nose of overripe black cherries, mocha, caramel, chocolate, and a hint of iron and blood. Fullbodied, super-concentrated, with massive tannin and extract, this behemoth Petrus can be enjoyed but still seems another 5-10 years away from maturity. It is certainly a 50-70 year wine, with exquisite concentration and intensity, but seemingly the rough edges will no doubt be less appealing to those looking for pure seamlessness. Perhaps that will emerge with bo!le age. Anticipated maturity: 2005 -2040 December 2002 98+ WA

CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 1978 (1) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. ms. bin soiled & stained label. corroded capsule

2 bts.

per lot $2,600 - $3,000

471 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1983 Sauternais. u. ts. The 1983 is among the most concentrated wines from this property over the last 20 years, with a staggering display of extract and a mind-boggling amount of glycerin. The vintage commenced early for Yquem, beginning on September 29 and finishing on November 18. Most observers feel the 1983 will mature more slowly than the 1986, and will last for almost 100 years. Given Yquem's unbelievable aging potential, such comments do not seem far fetched. At present, the 1983 is enormous, with huge, honeyed, pineapple, coconut, and caramel flavors, massive extract, and an unctuous quality barely framed by acidity and new oak. I do not feel the wine has changed since bo!ling, and I would not want to start drinking it for at least another 10-15 years. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2050. Last tasted, 12/90. 96 WA

CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1978 (3) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 3 x bin soiled, wrinkled & scraped labels 6 bts. per lot $600 - $800

475 DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE L’HERMITAGE 2009 (1) Rhône. The greatest wines Chave has produced since 2003 are the two cuvees of 2009 Hermitage. The 2009 Hermitage exhibits a black/purple color along with a sumptuous nose of roasted meats, ground pepper, black currants, blackberry jam, and subtle smoke and licorice. The extraordinary bouquet is followed by a wine of extravagant intensity as well as tremendous focus and precision. While not as powerful as the blockbuster 2003, the amazing 2009 may turn out to be a modern day version of their magnificent 1990 (which is drinking incredibly well at present). Anyone who loves Hermitage and has a cold cellar should be lining up to get a few bo!les of this beauty. December 2011 100 WA LOUIS LATOUR ALOXE-CORTON LES CHAILLOTS 2009 (4) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé LOUIS LATOUR VOLNAY EN CHEVRET 2009 (4) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 9 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

1 bt.

per lot $300 - $500

The 2008 Dominus may eclipse the 2007, but it may just be a ma!er of style. The 2007 Dominus, the quintessential model of haute couture, is pure elegance exhibiting a seamless integration of wood, tannin, alcohol and acidity as well as a complex bouquet of cedar, new saddle leather, sweet kirsch, black currant and plum fruit and a notion of licorice. Both the 2007 and 2008 Dominus should drink well for 25-30 years. 98 WA 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. 94 WS 99 WA DOMINUS ESTATE 2009 (1) 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. 93 WS 97 WA 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,200

478 OPUS ONE 2010 Napa Valley. A glorious perfume of sweet charcoal, truffle, black currants and spice box soars from the glass of the saturated purple-colored 2010 Opus One. The gorgeous aromatics are followed by a beautifully knit, full-bodied red blend (84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.5% Merlot, 5.5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec) displaying lots of spicy black currant fruit, medium to full body, velvety tannins, and not a hard edge to be found. The texture, length and richness are all impressive. This estate has been making great Cabernet-based wines for nearly a decade ... and this is another one. Drink it over the next 20+ years. October 2013 92 WS 96 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400


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OPUS ONE 2012 Napa Valley.

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2005 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

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

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

CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 2010 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B 3 x scuffed labels

6 bts. (OWC)

CHÂTEAU MOULIN SAINT-GEORGES 2005 (3) Saint-Émilion.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

A Superb Oakville Collection

480 VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 2009 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 99 WA 7 bts.

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

92 WA

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

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

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CHÂTEAU CLOS FOURTET 2010 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B

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

The wine has an opaque blue/black color and abundant notes of forest floor, spring flowers, black raspberry and blueberry liqueur in the aromatics along with hints of espresso and white chocolate. The wine is dense, full, rich, unctuously textured and very full-bodied, with its extravagant glycerin, fruit and extract covering the wine’s somewhat tannic structure. This is a bigger, more restrained and structured wine than the outrageously flamboyant and prodigious 2009. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 30-40 years. February 2013 Drink: 2018-2058 98 WA

An intriguing blend of nearly 50% Merlot, a whopping 35% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon (a somewhat unusual combination for this region), the 2009 reminds me of the 1990. A big, inky/purple-tinged wine with just over 14% natural alcohol, it exhibits exotic, flamboyant aromas of espresso roast, incense, sweet black cherries, black currants, licorice, asphalt, barbecue smoke, Christmas fruitcake and herbs. Full-bodied with silky tannins, luscious fruit, a hedonistic yet complex personality, low acidity, noticeable tannin and enviable purity, this head-turning beauty can be enjoyed over the next 15-20 years. December 2011 Drink: 2012-2032 95 WA

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

The 2010 Vieux Chateau Certan, a blend of 86% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, tips the scales at 14.5% alcohol. Production was lower than in 2009 and the alcohol slightly higher, but the pH is 3.7, which is surprisingly reasonable given the lo#y power and alcoholic clout this full-bodied wine possesses. Dense purple-colored , the 2010 displays a vivid yet astonishing array of spice box, red, blue and black fruits, crushed rock and spring flowers. The oak is well-concealed behind the lavish concentration and richness. Exceptionally pure, this unbelievable wine flirts with perfection. Unfortunately, there is 20% less of it than in 2009, and the tannins warrant a good 8-10 years of cellaring, as I suspect it could actually close down. This is another 40to 50-year effort in 2010 that should elicit considerable interest from wine consumers. February 2013 Drink: 2023-2063 99 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

Inky, bluish/black/purple, with notes of spring flowers, licorice, camphor, graphite, and a boatload of blueberry, black raspberry and blackberry fruit, this is a powerful, full-bodied Troplong Mondot. All the building components of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol are judiciously and impressively integrated. It is a blend of 90% Merlot and the rest equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc made by Christine Vale"e and her husband Xavier Pariente with the consultancy help of Michel Rolland. I-m not sure what the heady alcohol level is in Troplong Mondot in 2010 (it certainly must be in the 15%+ range), but it is well-concealed behind the extravagant, richness, full-bodied power, and pure nobility of this majestic wine. Forget this for 5-7 years and drink it over the following three decades. February 2013 Drink: 2018-2048 99 WA

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Gorgeous, flowery, classic Margaux once again, the 2010 Malescot St.-Exupery continues to show virtually no toasty oak, given the impeccable balance and full-bodied, fullthro!le style it possesses. Black raspberries, creme de cassis and spring floral notes intermixed with forest floor and a hint of charcoal are followed by an opulent, sexy, fullbodied wine whose tannins have become much sweeter, while the wine is less restrained yet still exuberant and impressive. This is a phenomenal example once again for this estate, harmonious in every sense of style, extraordinarily long, rich and ageworthy. Three to four years of bo!le age will do wonders to make it more accessible, but this wine is set for 25-30 years of longevity. February 2013 Drink: 2013-2043 95 WA

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

A candidate for the “wine of the vintage,” Pontet Canet’s 2008 boasts an opaque purple color as well as copious aromas of sweet blueberries, blackberries and black currant fruit intertwined with lead pencil shavings, subtle barbecue smoke and a hint of forest floor. Full-bodied, with fabulous richness, texture and tremendous freshness, this firstgrowth-like effort is more developed than the uber-powerful 2010. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following three decades. Bravo! Drink: 2016-2046 May 2011 92 WS 96 WA

6 bts. per lot $600 - $800

Here, it is clearly bestowed a very powerful and intense bouquet with raspberry jam, boysenberry, graphite and cold, wet limestone aromas - very well defined and focused, the oak seamlessly integrated. The palate is mediumbodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, in a funny way more like a 2010 towards the finish thanks to its structure. It still feels quite backward and with much more to give, a sense of coiled up energy conveyed upon the extremely persistent finish. It remains a deeply impressive Pauillac with decades ahead of it. Tasted December 2016. Drink: 2020-2060 96 WS 98 WA

CHÂTEAU PALMER 2010 (2) Margaux. 3ième 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 96+ WA 8 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

487 CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2009 Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé 3 x scraped labels Tasted from an ex-château bo!le at BI Wine & Spirits Calon-Segur dinner in London, the 2009 Calon Segur is cut from such a different cloth to the 2008, you might presume they are totally different châteaux! What they share in common is that they are both long-term propositions. This is an atypical 2009 in the sense that it remains one of the few that require patience. Sure, it has an opulent and intense bouquet with plenty more glycerine and warmth than the 2008, maintaining fine delineation, but you know there is more to come. The palate is fullbodied, powerful and almost viscous on the entry, bold but structured, especially towards the substantial finish that clams up tightly a#er 20-30 minutes. Punishment for jumping the gun? Hey, it's up to you, but there are many other Le# Bank 2009s that you could enjoy within ten years of age before considering this excellent Saint Estèphe. Tasted March 2015. Drink: 2020-2050 94 WA 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

489 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2005 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé stained & scuffed label Tasted at the vertical in London, the 2005 Montrose came and delivered the goods. This was the best example of the 2005 that I have tasted, perhaps a wine that is going to prove that, the longer wine lovers can resist temptation. 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. For certain, it is masculine and structured, yet it has enormous potential, perhaps more than was suggested when it was first released? This is for the long term, but you know that already. Tasted June 2016. Drink: 2025-2065 97 WA CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2010 (3) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé Tasted at the Montrose vertical in London, the 2010 Montrose was the youngest vintage by some 115 years, but it is undeniably one of the best. It is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked from 27 September until 15 October. Deep, almost opaque in color, it has a tightly wound, arresting nose of blackberry, bilberry, crushed violets and graphite all with quite brilliant delineation. The palate is medium rather than full-bodied, laden with plenty of fruit, grippy like many 2010s with a structured, masculine and tannic finish that wards you away for another 10-15 years. However, it is still possible to admire the purity and delineation of this long-term Montrose, a wine that comes with a compulsory cellaring. Patience will be handsomely rewarded. How long can you wait? Tasted June 2016. Drink: 2030-2080 99 WA 4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2010 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé An absolutely amazing wine, from grapes harvested between the end of September and October 17, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot has close to 15% natural alcohol. It comes from one of the few biodynamic vineyards in Bordeaux, but you are likely to see many more, given the success that Tesseron seems to be having at all levels, both in his vineyards and in his fermentation/winemaking. An astounding, compelling wine with the classic Pauillac nose more o#en associated with its cross-street neighbor, Mouton-Rothschild, creme de cassis, there are also some violets and other assorted floral notes. The wine has off-the-charts massiveness and intensity but never comes across as heavy, overbearing or astringent. Drink: 2021-2061 97 WS 100 WA 8 bts. per lot $1,600 - $1,800


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CHÂTEAU CLINET 2010 Pomerol.

CROIX DE BEAUCAILLOU 2005 (1) Saint-Julien.

The blend is largely dominated by 85% Merlot, with some Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Cabernet Franc also included. Inky/purple-colored, the wine has an exceptionally full-bodied, layered, moderately tannic mouthfeel and impressive power. Loads of melted chocolate/fudge and black fruits galore along with some coffee bean, mocha, as well as some background oak are all present in this big, formidably endowed, masculine style of Pomerol that will take longer to shed its tannin than the 2009. I would give this wine 5-6 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 30+ years. February 2013 95 WS 96+ WA

Tasted from an ex-château bo!le at BI Wine & Spirits Calon-Segur dinner in London, the 2009 Calon Segur is cut from such a different cloth to the 2008, you might presume they are totally different châteaux! What they share in common is that they are both long-term propositions. This is an atypical 2009 in the sense that it remains one of the few that require patience. Sure, it has an opulent and intense bouquet with plenty more glycerine and warmth than the 2008, maintaining fine delineation, but you know there is more to come. The palate is fullbodied, powerful and almost viscous on the entry, bold but structured, especially towards the substantial finish that clams up tightly a#er 20-30 minutes. Punishment for jumping the gun? Hey, it's up to you, but there are many other Le# Bank 2009s that you could enjoy within ten years of age before considering this excellent Saint Estèphe. Tasted March 2015. Drink: 2020-2050 94 WA 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

492 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2005 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 92 WA CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2009 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé Drink: 2022-2072 93+ WA CLOS DU MARQUIS 2009 (6) Saint-Julien. 1 x raised label. 1 x scraped label

LABET ET DÉCHELETTE CHÂTEAU DE LA TOUR CLOS-VOUGEOT 2009 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 4 bts. per lot $400 - $600

495 CHÂTEAU MALARTIC-LAGRAVIERE 2005 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER 2009 (6) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

The 2009, one of the finest Domaine de Chevaliers yet produced, reveals a striking bouquet of burning embers, sweet cherry, black and red currant fruit, spice box, cedar and lead pencil shavings. The tannins are sweet in this fleshy, full-bodied offering. It is built on the notion of extraordinary harmony, elegance and complexity. While not the most concentrated or flamboyant 2009, its intense aromas are already reasonably evolved and its lusciousness and balance are terrific. Made from an interesting blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot, its yields of 45 hectoliters per hectare were slightly higher than many of its neighbors achieved. Drink it over the next 25 years. December 2011 95 WA

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8 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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

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CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU 2009 (6) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label Haut couture becomes a wine! This dense purple wine has the tell-tale notes of flowers and pencil shavings, and its broad aromatics are intense and totally captivating. Powerful, rich, and full, but less tannic than the 2005 and more opulent, this is a dazzling Branaire to drink between 2017-2035. December 2011 93 WS 96 WA CHÂTEAU LAFON-ROCHET 2005 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 4ième Cru Classé 91 WA 7 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU LA TOUR CARNET 2010 (6) Haut-Médoc. 4ième Cru Classé 9 bts. per lot $300 - $500

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

499 CHÂTEAU LE GAY 2010 Pomerol. 1 x scuffed label The 2010 Le Gay is performing sensationally, even be!er than my wildly enthusiastic tasting notes from barrel might have predicted. Inky opaque purple, and presenting a formidable and foreboding nose of camphor, black truffles, graphite, blueberries and blackberries as well as hints of smoked meats and floral nuances. Just about everything seems to be present in this smorgasbord of aromatics delights. The wine hits the palate with power, richness and purity, full-bodied texture, and enormous intensity. The final blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. This wine needs at least 8-10 years of cellaring, based on its masculinity and structure, and should easily eclipse 20-40 years in a good cellar. February 2013 Drink: 2021-2061 99 WA 6 bts. per lot $500 - $700


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POGGIO ANTICO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO ALTERO 2007 (7) Tuscany.

MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2008 Tuscany.

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

POGGIO ANTICO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA 2006 (5) Tuscany.

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

501 VALDICAVA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2006 Tuscany. 1 x damaged label. 3 x soiled labels The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino flows with gorgeous layers of dark red fruit. This is one of the more muscular, virile wines of the vintage. Slow to reveal its character, the Valdicava Brunello will require significant patience, but I have seen the wine blossom beautifully, even in the smallest of vintages. A blast of iron, smoke, tar, licorice and new leather inform the deep, intense finish. This is a hugely promising, brilliant Brunello from proprietor Vincenzo Abbruzzese, but it needs to be buried in the cellar for at least a few years. Readers who can’t wait should open the wine a few hours in advance, which will allow the fruit to emerge. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031. May 2011 95+ WA 12 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

504 FATTORIA LE PUPILLE SAFFREDI MAREMMA 2007 (9) Tuscany. 9 x scuffed labels. 1 x stained label TENUTA SETTE PONTI ORENO 2009 (5) Tuscany. 3 x wrinkled labels The 2009 Oreno is stunning. Layers of so#, well-articulated fruit caress the palate in this sweeping, dramatic wine. There is tons of depth, freshness and vitality in the glass, not to mention terrific overall balance. Sweet flowers, spices and licorice wrap around the seamless, captivating finish. Oreno is one of Italy’s most improved wines. The 2009, a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, represents another move in the right direction. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029. August 2011 94 + WA

6 bts. per lot $500 - $700

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505 CAVALLOTTO BAROLO RISERVA BRICCO BOSCHIS VIGNA SAN GIUSEPPE 2006 (5) Piedmonte. 5 x wrinkled labels. 2 x scraped labels ELIO GRASSO RUNCOT BAROLO RISERVA 2006 (3) Piedmonte. ELIO GRASSO RUNCOT BAROLO RISERVA 2006 (1 mag.) Piedmonte. PIO CESARE BAROLO 2007 (3) Piedmonte.

502 TENUTA GUADO AL TASSO ANTINORI BOLGHERI SUPERIORE 2008 Tuscany. 2 x scuffed labels The 2008 Guado al Tasso is once again fabulous. In fact, it may be Tuscany’s most improved wine over the last few years. Firm, vibrant tannins support expressive layers of dark fruit, plums, cherries, sage, espresso and mocha. The wine shows fabulous detail and nuance in a translucent, totally seductive style, with tons of focus, drive and verve. It is a striking wine that will be a joy to follow over the coming years. The 2008 Guado al Tasso is composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028 August 2011 95 WA 7 bts.

12 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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. 92 WS 94 WA

11 bts. & 1 mag. (OWC) $1,000

per lot $800 -

506 ALTESINO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO MONTOSOLI 2007 (6) Tuscany. 1 x scraped label ALTESINO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA 2006 (1) Tuscany. MARZIANO ABBONA BAROLO TERLO RAVERA 2006 (12) Piedmonte. 1 x stained label. 7 x wrinkled labels.

per lot $700 - $900 19 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

508 CAPANNA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA 2006 Tuscany. 10 bts.

per lot $200 - $400

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per lot $400 - $600

510 CASANOVA DI NERI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO TENUTA NUOVA 2007 Tuscany. The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova saturates the palate with masses of super-ripe dark fruit, tar, licorice and new leather. The Tenuta Nuova is an especially full-bodied, seamless Sangiovese deeply influenced by the Mediterranean climate of this warm site in the south of Montalcino. Layers of fruit build to an effortless, resonant finish laced with considerable aromatic nuance. This is another terrific showing from Giacomo Neri and his talented team. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027. 95 WA 5 bts. per lot $400 - $600


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BODEGAS VEGA-SICILIA RIBERA DEL DUERO ÚNICO 2002 Ribera del Duero.

95 WA 6 bts. per lot $500 - $700

512 CASANOVA DI NERI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO TENUTA NUOVA 2007 Tuscany. 95 WA 6 bts. per lot $500 - $700

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The 2008 Ornellaia continues to blossom in the bo"le. Dark cherries, chocolate, espresso, blackberries and mocha are just some of the many notes that explode from the glass. A rich tapestry of licorice, tar and camphor notes develop in the glass, adding considerable complexity. The 2008 is a huge, structured Ornellaia endowed with massive structure. It has come together beautifully since the early days when it was a tannic beast. Readers who can be patient will be rewarded with a spectacular bo"le of wine. This is a fabulous showing. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033. June 2012 97 WA TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 2009 (2) Tuscany. 1 x scuffed label 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. 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. 97 WA

CONTI COSTANTI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2007 Tuscany. u. 3 x bn.

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

12 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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515 PIAN DELL'ORINO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2007 Tuscany. 6 bts. per lot $300 - $500

516 CAPARZO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO VIGNA LA CASA 2010 (3) Tuscany. PIETRANERA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RESERVA 2010 (6) Tuscany. 9 bts. per lot $400 - $600

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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 95 WA 2 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

521 BERINGER VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON PRIVATE RESERVE 2010 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 96 WA 6 bts. per lot $600 - $800

3 bts. per lot $200 - $400

519 PIAN DELL'ORINO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2007 Tuscany. 6 bts. per lot $300 - $500

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The 2009 Dominus saw about 40% new oak compared to the 20% for Napanook. A seamless classic, it offers a symphony of red and black currants, Asian plum sauce, lavender, and underbrush. Sweet Christmas fruitcake characteristics emerge from this magnificent Dominus that finished at 14.5% natural alcohol (slightly higher than usual). The seamless integration of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol, the brilliant length and overall compelling complexity and richness make it one of the great classics from this historic estate. It should drink well for 20-25 years. 93 WS 97 WA 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

LAIL VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON J. DANIEL CUVÉE 2007 (2) Napa Valley. 1 x stained label ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE 2007 (1) Napa Valley. 4 bts. per lot $400 - $600

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 95+ WA

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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. 93 WS 97 WA

The sensational 2007 Proprietary Red Wine (a 7,000-case blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec) is slightly more restrained aromatically than the Merlot, but there is no doubting its extraordinary bouquet of subtle smoked meats, oak, mountain wild flowers, blueberries, blackberries, coffee, and cassis. Super-rich and full-bodied with noticeable, but stunningly sweet tannins, it possesses a rare minerality and definition, characteristics that seem to be found across the board in Napa’s 2007s. This dense, powerful red needs 3-5 years of cellaring, and should have 25 years of life ahead of it. December 2009 Drink: 2012 -2037 96+ WA

STAGLIN FAMILY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 25TH ANNIVERSARY 2007 (1) Napa Valley. bin soiled label

6 bts. (OWC)

3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

The sensational 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (their 25th anniversary selection) may be the best wine Staglin has ever made. Tasting like a classic Margaux or St.-Julien, it offers up notes of new saddle leather, cedar, spice box, black currants, black cherries and hints of graphite and wood. This full-bodied, intense 2007 is still extremely young, but it is beautifully proportioned with a seamless integration of all the component parts. A brilliant effort, it admirably reflects its appellation. Moreover, it should drink beautifully over the next 20-25 years. December 2010 Drink: 2010-2035 96 WA

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STAGLIN FAMILY ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009 (7) Napa Valley.

DOMINUS ESTATE 2003 (1) Napa Valley. scuffed label

PAHLMEYER PROPRIETARY RED 2009 Napa Valley.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

The 2003 Dominus is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot (14.1% alcohol). Remarkably, it is the 20th vintage for Christian Moueix. Always a Bordeaux-inspired wine with restraint yet substance as well as a textured richness, the 2003 exhibits a deep plum/ruby/purple color, a creamy, opulent texture, no hard edges, and a wonderful sweetness of foresty, black currant and cherry fruit mixed with underbrush and hints of Chinese black tea. Well-proportioned and full-bodied, yet never over-stated or out of balance, this is another beauty from Moueix. Drink it over the next 15+ years. June 2013 95 WA DOMINUS ESTATE 2006 (2) Napa Valley. soiled label Very deep garnet-purple colour. A wonderfully perfumed nose of violets, crushed blackberries, black cherries, mace and cloves leading into some smoked meat and mocha aromas with swirling. Very structured on the palate with high acidity, a medium to high level of fine tannins and a full body providing plenty of flesh in the mid-palate. Very long layered finish. 96 WA 3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

The 2009 Red Blend emerges from the glass with freshly cut flowers, mint, spices, minerals and pure, crystalline, dark red fruit. This is a gorgeous wine endowed with remarkable finesse. The style is weightless, elegant and totally refined. I especially like the way the wine fleshes out in the glass. The 2009 is 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2021. December 2011 93 WA 6 bts. (OC)

per lot $600 - $800

per lot $600 - $800

The dense blue/purple-colored 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate possesses a complex bouquet of black cherry and black currant liqueur, forest floor, baking spice and subtle background oak. This rich, complex, full-bodied 2009 is just beginning to open and show tertiary nuances. It should continue to age well for 20-25 years. October 2013 Drink: 2013-2038 95 WA 8 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

531 RIDGE VINEYARDS MONTE BELLO 2009 Santa Cruz Mountains. 6 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400


Selections from Several Wonderful Collections

535

538

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CHÂTEAU CLOS FOURTET 2005 (3) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2004 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x bn.

Dense ruby/purple, with notes of crushed rock, blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with some licorice and chocolate, this full-bodied, massive wine from proprietor Philippe Cuvelier coincides with the resurrection of this premier grand cru classé in St.-Emilion. As the wine sits in the glass, notes of espresso roast and chocolate emerge. This full-bodied classic should continue to drink well for another 25 years. This is a killer effort. Drink: 2015-2040 June 2015 98 WA

PENFOLDS GRANGE 1998 South Australia. u. 2 x bn.

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

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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

CHÂTEAU LA GOMERIE 2005 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé As usual, La Gomerie’s 2005 is a sexy, dense plum/purple-tinged effort. From a 7-acre, 32year old site planted with 100% Merlot, it exhibits a sumptuous bouquet of white chocolate, roasted coffee, blackberries, black cherries, graphite, and toasty oak. This is a modern-styled, decadently rich St.-Emilion, but because of the vintage’s higher acidity and more tannic structure, this offering possesses a more classic framework than usual. A sensational wine, it should be drinkable in 3-4 years, and age beautifully for 15-20. April 2008 95 WA 5 bts. per lot $700 - $900

536 CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR DE GAY 2005 (1) Pomerol. CHÂTEAU LE BON PASTEUR 2005 (2) Pomerol. 3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

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A wine that flirts with perfection, and should rival the 1986 as one of the legendary Granges produced, the 1998 has one of the highest alcohol contents (nearly 15%) as well as one of the highest percentages of Shiraz in the blend (97%). Its stunning purple color is accompanied by exceptionally sweet aromas of blackberry liqueur intermixed with barbecue spices, an endearing, smoky earthiness, pepper, roasted meats, and coffee. Huge, massive, unctuously textured, and extraordinarily youthful, this impressive wine is a candidate for perfection. It should continue to evolve over the next three decades. Drink 2009-2039 97 WS 98+ WA 2 bts.

per lot $900 - $1,100

539 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1989 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé u. ts. scuffed label. corroded capsule CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2008 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé This is a stunning Chateau Margaux, made in a sexy, up-front, elegant style, with deep creme de cassis fruit intermixed with spring flowers, a solid inner core of richness and depth, but again, very sweet tannins as well as striking minerality and elegance. One of the most seductive Chateau Margauxs given its recent bo"ling, this blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and the rest tiny quantities of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot should drink beautifully for the next 25-30 years. Remarkably, a mere 36% of the entire production was selected for the 2008 Chateau Margaux. May 2011 94 WA PAVILLON ROUGE DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2005 (1) Margaux. scuffed label

5 bts. per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU BAHANS HAUT-BRION 2005 Pessac-Léognan. 1 x scraped label. 3 x scuffed labels

534

93 WA

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2005 Saint-Julien.

540

3 bts. per lot $300 - $500

92 WA

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1967 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x hs. 2 x scraped labels. 1 x scuffed label

3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

2 bts.

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

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

541 CHÂTEAU BELAIR 2005 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels. 1 x scuffed label CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 2004 (2) Pomerol. 2 x scraped labels CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 2005 (3) Pomerol. 3 x scuffed labels. 1 scraped label 8 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200


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CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1990 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label

GIACOMO CONTERNO BAROLO CASCINA FRANCIA 1995 Piedmonte. u. 2 x 2 cm.

DOW'S VINTAGE PORT 1994 Douro, Portugal. 3 x scuffed labels

93+ WA CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1986 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. vts. damaged label. corroded capsule

2 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

98 WA

547

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1999 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé bin soiled & scuffed label

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1993 Pomerol. wrinkled & stained label

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2001 (1) Saint-Julien. u. bn. scuffed label

92 WA 1 bt.

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

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

548

543 DOMAINE LEFLAIVE CHEVALIERMONTRACHET 1999 (1) Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 cm scuffed & stained label DOMAINE LEFLAIVE PULIGNYMONTACHET CLAVOILLON 2010 (2) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé DOMAINE LEFLAIVE PULIGNYMONTACHET CLAVOILLON 2011 (2) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 5 bts. per lot $1,600 - $1,800

544 DOMAINE DE MONTILLE POMMARDRUGIENS 1990 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé scuffed label 1 mag.

per lot $400 - $600

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. 93 WS 96 WA 1 bt.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

549 CHÂTEAU LES CRUZELLES 2009 Lalande-de-Pomerol. 3 x scuffed labels

545 DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 1990 Rhône. u. 1 cm. scuffed label Also mature, yet with another level of texture and richness, the 1990 Hermitage is a profound effort that’s drinking perfectly. Voluptuous, yet classy and still refined, with awesome cassis and blackberry fruit, flowers, rose petal and hints of rendered bacon fat, it is full-bodied, textured and layered on the palate, with no hard edges and killer length on the finish. This beauty makes lights go off in my head, and as with the ’91, I’d drink bo"les over the coming 4 -5 years or so. August 2014 Drink: 2014-2019 98 WA 1 bt.

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1995 Pomerol. wrinkled label

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

6 bts. per lot $200 - $400

550 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 2 x 2 cm. 6 x 1 cm. 1 x wrinkled label. 3 x stained labels

The 1994 Vintage Port is set for re-release. It has about 92 grams per liter of residual sugar. It's a beauty, with all that Dow power and structure that I've loved over the years--even a#er some hours of decanting. Intensely concentrated in flavor, without being jammy, this lingers on the gripping finish a#er starting with a touch of mint. Serious and brooding, it is not yet as complex and as developed as it could be--but this is Port and that will come in time. Be patient. In the meanwhile, if you must crack this now, give it a few hours in a decanter, to state the obvious. This is a terrific Dow's VP that is still growing and improving. It is still about its potential in some ways and it may well exceed expectations. It will certainly acquire even more complexity with more cellaring. Personally, I would try to give it at least another decade in the cellar. October 2016 Drink: 2020-2060 96 WA 3 bts. per lot $200 - $400

552 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2009 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé One of the more flamboyant and sumptuous wines of the vintage, this inky/purple-colored St.-Julien reveals thrilling levels of opulence, richness and aromatic pleasures. A soaring bouquet of creme de cassis, charcoal, graphite and spring flowers is followed by a superconcentrated wine with silky tannins, stunning amounts of glycerin, a voluptuous, multilayered mouthfeel and nearly 14% natural alcohol. Displaying fabulous definition for such a big, plump, massive, concentrated effort, I suspect the tannin levels are high even though they are largely concealed by lavish amounts of fruit, glycerin and extract. Anticipated maturity: 2018 -2040. 93 WS 100 WA 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $800

553 CASANOVA DI NERI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO TENUTA NUOVA 2012 Tuscany. 6 bts. per lot $500 - $700

554 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1986 Pomerol. scraped & stained label. scuffed capsule

93 WA 1 bt. 8 bts. per lot $600 - $800

per lot $2,000 - $2,200


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560

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1999 Pomerol.

DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE L’HERMITAGE 2012 Rhône.

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

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 96 WA

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

2 bts. (OWC)

CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 1989 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B

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. 94 WA 1 bt.

per lot $2,000 - $2,500

per lot $500 - $700

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559

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2002 Pomerol. u. 2 x bn. 1 x scraped capsule

TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2010 Tuscany.

A relatively strong effort for this vintage, but hardly one of the profound examples of Petrus, this wine exhibits a dark plum color and a somewhat monolithic, foursquare personality with notes of plums, black cherries, licorice, and some herbs and damp earth. Medium-bodied, muscular, and tannic, but lacking some charm and sweetness. Drink: 2009-2020. 93 WS 90 WA 3 bts. per lot $7,000 - $8,000

557 DOMAINE DUJAC CLOS DE LA ROCHE 2013 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, Domaine Dujac's 2013 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru has a more backward and reticent nose than that of Bichot's, but it is well defined with clever use of stems, wonderful mineralité and poise while translating the essence of the vineyard. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, well judged acidity, clean and pure with superb balance on the harmonious finish that has just a li#le hardness at the moment. It's a proper "sit and wait" Grand Cru, but both the si#ing and waiting will be worth it. Tasted September 2016. Drink: 2021-2045 94 WA DOMAINE DUJAC CLOS SAINT-DENIS 2013 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé The 2013 Clos Saint Denis Grand Cru has a slight reduction on the nose, but underneath that there is a floral note and what appears to be fine minerality. The palate is medium-bodied and takes time to coalesce in the glass, but it eventually finds good structure and an intriguing coconut note on the finish. Quite dense in the mouth, there is an appealing salinity within this Grand Cru, but I would give it 4 or 5 years before broaching a bo#le. December 2014 (93-95) WA 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

The 2010 Masseto is truly monumental, leaving you breathless and wordless all at once. Once you sip the wine, it takes a few minutes before you grasp the enormity of its beauty and potential. You almost have to wonder how enologist Axel Heinz could conceive of a wine this beautiful - and how did he execute it? I could wax poetic for hours: Dark cherry, chocolate, baking spice and tobacco smoke li$ off the bouquet in thin veils and magical puffs. The quality of the aromas is exceptional, but again, the seamless integration is what makes Masseto a protagonist of Italian wine. No ma#er how much time goes by, that beauty will remain firmly etched in your memory bank. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030. August 2013 98 WA 1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,000

A very youthful wine that probably will never hit the heights of the 1990 (but how many wines do?), this dense ruby/purple-colored wine has a very pure nose of roasted espresso, black cherry jam, blackberry, mineral, and even a hint of blueberry. Some smoke and high-quality toasty new oak are there, but now that seems to be fading into the background. Quite fullbodied, powerful, and concentrated, yet at the same time elegant, this wine still seems very young and unevolved. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025. Last tasted, 11/02. 95+ WA 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

561 ROBERTSON BROS. REBELLO VALENTE VINTAGE PORT 1963 Douro, Portugal. chipped capsule 1 4/5 qt.

per lot $200 - $400

562 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2004 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels 92 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

563 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2004 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels 92 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400


564

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570

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2004 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1996 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2005 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 1996 Latour is a wine that continues to perplex. I just think that given the vintage, the team would have made a far superior wine nowadays. That said, it is still a very fine Pauillac. Here, it conveyed a sense of "airiness" on the bouquet, more backward and surly than other bo"les tasted with a"ractive damp earth and leather aromas. It feels strict and uncompromising when compared to others. The palate is medium-bodied with light and supple tannin, tart red berry fruit, black pepper and plenty of tobacco indicating its Pauillac origins. This is a well balanced, correct and elegant Latour, not the powerhouse of the 2000 or 2005, yet continuing to give drinking pleasure unabated a#er two decades. Tasted December 2016. Drink: 2017-2040 95 WA

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. 98 WS 96 WA

92 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

565 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1993 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé stained, soiled & scraped label CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2004 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label 92 WA

1 bt. 2 bts.

569

566 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2003 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label Administrator Frederic Engerer says the 2003 is “the sexiest Latour ever made.” He also described it as “the 1990 without any bre"anomyces.” I loved this wine from the barrel and was fortunate enough to be able to purchase a small quantity, enjoying every bo"le I have had. A profound example of Chateau Latour, the full-bodied, opulent 2003 is already performing well at age eleven, which is somewhat atypical. The pH is a relatively high 3.8, which also indicates low acidity. The wine is very ripe, but not over-ripe, offers great freshness, and lots of creme de cassis and camphor as well as hints of blackberries and chocolate. Dense, thick and unctuously textured, this staggering Latour is undeniably the most sumptuous, opulent wine made here since the 1982 or 1961. Drink it over the next two decades. August 2014 100 WA per lot $1,000 - $1,300

567 OPUS ONE 2004 Napa Valley. 2 x wrinkled labels Aged in 100% new French oak for 17 months and in bo"le for 14 months prior to release, the 2004 Opus One is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. It boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with a sweet bouquet of lead pencil shavings, black currants and a hint of toasty oak. More evolved than usual, this full-bodied, opulent 2004 is part of the new wave of Opus Ones made under the administration of Philippe Dhalluin, the administrator of Mouton Rothschild, who has begun to exploit this estate’s enormous potential. This beauty can be drunk now or cellared for another 20 years. April 2014 96 WA 2 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

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 98 WA

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2005 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

2 bts.

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

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1 bt. 1 bt.

per lot $800 - $1,000

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2005 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

per lot $1,500 - $2,000

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2005 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé An absolutely sensational second wine from Haut-Brion, the 2005 Bahans Haut-Brion displays all the smoke, gravel and chocolate notes along with ripe black fruits. Broad, savory, rich and lush, this is a sensational wine (now called Le Clarence) with gorgeous texture and length. 100 WS 93 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2005 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé The first-growth 2005 Château Margaux (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot), a lavish fragrance of blackcurrants, velvety new saddle leather, spring flowers and spice soars from the glass. The wood is already totally concealed beneath the cascade of fruit in this medium to full-bodied, pure and majestic wine. This concentrated, dense, but nevertheless strikingly elegant, multi-layered wine has a finish of 45+ seconds. It builds incrementally to a crescendo and finale. This is a stunner that can be approached already, but promises to be be"er in another 5-10 years and last at least 25 or more years. 97 WS 98 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,800 - $2,000


572

575

578

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2006 Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE BLANC VIEILLES VIGNES 2005 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

DOMINUS ESTATE 2002 (1) Napa Valley.

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

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE HOMMAGE À JACQUES PERRIN 2005 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 97 WS 97 WA

DOMINUS ESTATE 2005 (1) Napa Valley.

4 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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 98 WA

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

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE BLANC VIEILLES VIGNES 2009 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

per lot $2,700 - $2,900

DOMAINE DE VIEUX TÉLÉGRAPHE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE “LA CRAU” 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The 2007 Vieux Telegraphe may be the greatest wine made at this property since the 2005 and 1998. Dense ruby/purple-tinged with an exquisite nose of salty sea breezes, licorice, ground pepper, jammy black cherries, black currants, figs, and plums, this is a full-bodied, rich, Provencal-styled offering with lots of sweet, ripe tannin. It is surprisingly accessible for a Vieux Telegraphe (this wine normally shuts down several years a"er bo#ling), but it should have great longevity (25+ years) given its power, full-bodied mouthfeel, and enormous length and richness. This is a brilliant effort from brothers Frederic and Daniel Brunier. October 2009 96+ WA 12 bts. (OWC)

574 CHÂTEAU LAFLEUR 2005 Pomerol. This amazing wine puts on a display of fireworks in terms of its aromatics, with a stunning nose of blue and black fruits, forest floor, flowers and earth. Dense purple, fullbodied, rich, moderately tannic and superconcentrated, this is a profound Pomerol that still needs another decade of cellaring. This is possibly the greatest Lafleur of the modern era, rivaling the 1982 and 2000. Forget it for another 5-10 years and drink it over the following quarter-century. Drink: 2020-2050 100 WA 1 bt.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

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

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

577 D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2004 (1 mag.) McLaren Vale, Australia. The renowned 2004 Shiraz The Dead Arm, fashioned from ancient head-pruned vines, is stunning. An inky/purple color is accompanied by a glorious perfume of creosote/melted road tar, blackberry and cassis liqueur, pepper, and spice. This deep, rich, full-bodied, tannic Shiraz should be drinkable in 2-3 years, and will last for two decades or more. It is the finest Dead Arm since the 2001. 95+ WA MOET & CHANDON CUVÉE DOM PERIGNON 2000 (1) Champagne. 94 WA 1 bt. & 1 mag. (Perignon x OC) $600

per lot $400 -

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. 96 WA 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. 94 WS 99 WA 4 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,500


Wine Index

McLaren Vale, Australia 1998 D’arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz (234)

Champagne Champagne

1999 D’arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz (234) Penny’s Hill Shiraz (245) Pirramimma Shiraz Reserve (245)

2000 Moet & Chandon Cuvée Dom Perignon (577)

2000 D’arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz (234)

Chile

2001 D’arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz (235)

Colchagua Valley

Argentina

2002 D’arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz (235)

2006 Montes Folly Syrah La Finca De Apalta (247)

Mendoza

2003 D’arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz (235)

Maipo Valley

2007 Bodega Poesia Pasodoble (247)

2004 D’arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz (577, 236)

1998 Viña Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Casa Real Alto Santa Rita Old Vines Vineyard (152)

2008 Luca Laborde Syrah Double Select (247)

2005 D’arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz (236) Mitolo Shiraz G. A. M. (237)

2006 Errázuriz Viñedo Chadwick (247)

South Australia

Italy

Alsace Alsace 2002 Zotzenberg Zeyssolff Riesling (243)

2009 Luca Laborde Syrah Double Select (247)

Australia Barossa Valley, South Australia 1999 Yalumba The Signature (238) 2001 Hermitage Road Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Bethany Creek Vineyard (246) Torbreck Descendant (233) Torbreck Run Rig (408) Yalumba The Signature (238) 2002 E&E Black Pepper Shiraz (344) Elderton Command Shiraz (238) Yalumba The Signature (238)

Clare Valley, Australia 2000 Eldredge Vineyards Shiraz Blue Chip (245) 2001 Kilikanoon Shiraz Oracle (237) Leasingham Shiraz Bin 61 (245) Wakefield Shiraz (245) 2002 Kilikanoon Shiraz Oracle (237)

Limestone Coast, Australia 2001 Old Mundulla Vineyard Heritage Road Shiraz Reserve (245)

1983 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 (233) 1986 Penfolds Grange Hermitage Bin 95 (233) 1998 Penfolds Grange (538)

Barolo 1997 Domenico Clerico Barolo Perchristina (400) 1998 Domenico Clerico Barolo Perchristina (401, 402)

2000 Hardy’s Bankside Shiraz (245)

Emilia-Romangna

2001 Firestick Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Langhorne Creek (245)

1998 Drei Donà Tenuta La Palazza Pruno Superiore Riserva (146)

2010 Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz Lieu Dit Malakoff (246)

Piedmonte

Yarra Valley, Australia 2007 De Bortoli Melba Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (246)

Beaujolais Beaujolais 2007 Domaine Marcel Lapierre Morgon (341)

1979 Fontanafredda Barolo Vigne La Rosa (114) 1985 Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco (142) 1990 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric Del Fiasc (166) Paolo Scavino Barolo Rocche Dell’annuziata Riserva (166) 1995 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia (546) 1996 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric Del Fiasc (117) Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric (119) Paolo Scavino Barolo Rocche Dell’annunziata (121)


1997 Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche Brunate (224) Gaja Costa Russi (168) Gaja Sorì San Lorenzo (168) Gaja Sorì Tildìn (168) Luigi Scavino Azelia Barolo San Rocco (224) Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric Del Fiasc (117) Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric (119) Rocche Dei Manzoni Barolo Bricco (142) Rocche Dei Manzoni Barolo Vigna Capella Di San Stefano (142) 1998 Ca’rome Romano Marengo Barolo Rapet (114) Paolo Scavino Barolo (117) Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric Del Fiasc (118, 225) Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric (120) Poderi Luigi Einaudi Barolo Costa Grimaldi (142) 1999 Angelo Gaja Sperss (146) Franco M. Martinetti Barolo Marasco (115) Luigi Scavino Azelia Barolo San Rocco (224) Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric Del Fiasc (118) Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric (120) Poderi Marcarini Barolo Brunate (115) 2001 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva Rocche Del Falletto (167) Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis (225) Filippino Domenico Barolo La Morra (225) Luigi Scavino Azelia Barolo San Rocco (224) Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric (225) Paolo Scavino Dolcetto D’alba (121) Viberti Barolo Buon Padre (342) Viberti Giovanni Barolo Buon Padre (143) 2004 Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero (114) Cascina Bongiovanni Barolo Pernanno (114) Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis (116) Conterno Fantino Barolo Sorí Ginestra (143) Paolo Manzone Barolo Meriame (116) Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo (114) Produttori De Barbaresco Rio Sordo Barbaresco Riserva (113) Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis (116) 2005 Ca’rome Romano Marengo Maria Di Brun Barbaresco (113) Michele Chiarlo Barbaresco Asili (113) 2006 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppe (505) Elio Grasso Runcot Barolo Riserva (505, 505) Marziano Abbona Barolo Terlo Ravera (506) 2007 Pio Cesare Barolo (505)

Trentino-Alto Adige 2000 Marchese Carlo Guerrieri Gonzaga San Leonardo (147, 147)

Tuscany 1981 Argiano Brunello Di Montalcino (132) Val Di Suga Brunello Di Montalcino (148) 1982 Ruffino Brunello Di Montalcino Il Greppone Mazzi Riserva (148) Villa Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino (148) 1986 Castello Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino (476) 1988 Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (136) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (128) 1992 Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Ornellaia (313) 1993 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (128) 1996 Le Macchiole Paleo (127) 1997 Castello Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva Poggio All’oro (444) Frescobaldi Castel Giocondo Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva (166) Le Macchiole Paleo (126) Le Macchiole Scrio (141) Marchesi Antinori Solaia (170) Santacroce Di Castell’in Villa Sangiovese Cabernet (149) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (169) 1998 Le Macchiole Macchiole Rosso (144) Le Macchiole Paleo (127) Marchesi Antinori Brunello Di Montalcino Pian Delle Vigne (133) Marchesi Antinori Solaia (170) Montevertine Le Pergole Torte (403, 404, 404) Tenuta Caparzo La Casa Brunello Di Montalcino (148) Tenuta La Poderina Brunello Di Montalcino (148) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (169) 1999 Avignonesi Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano Grandi Annate Riserva (445) Badia A Passignano Chianti Classico Riserva (113) Casanova Di Neri Brunello Di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova (223) Castello Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva Poggio All’oro (132) Ciacci Picolomini D’aragona Vigna Di Pianrosso Brunello Di Montalcino (223) Marchesi Antinori Brunello Di Montalcino Pian Delle Vigne (133) Marchesi Antinori Solaia (170) Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (134, 135) Poggio Antico Altero Brunello Di Montalcino (223) Salvioni Cerbaiola Brunello Di Montalcino (223) San Felice Brunello Di Montalcino Campogiovanni Riserva (132) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Ornellaia (422, 124) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (129, 130, 169) Valdicava Brunello Di Montalcino (282)

2000 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve (150) Gaja Ca’ Marcanda Magari (226) Isole E Olena Cepparello (149) La Vite Lucente (139) Marchesi Antinori Brunello Di Montalcino Pian Delle Vigne (133) Marchesi Antinori Solaia (430, 431, 138, 170) Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (440, 442, 137) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Ornellaia (125) Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Antinori Bolgheri Superiore (418) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (131, 169) Tua Rita Redigaffi (141) 2001 Azienda Agraria Lisini Brunello Di Montalcino (223) Castello Dei Rampolla Vigna D’alceo (443) Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve (226) Frescobaldi Castel Giocondo Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva Ripe Al Convento (444) La Vite Lucente (140) Le Macchiole Paleo (122, 123) Le Volte Ornellaia Toscana (139) Luce Della Vite Luce (139) Marchesi Antinori Solaia (432, 433, 434, 435, 138) Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (441, 301, 136) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Ornellaia (423) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Le Serre Nuove (145) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto (420) Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Antinori Bolgheri Superiore (419, 144) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (424, 425, 426) 2002 Marchesi Antinori Solaia (453) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Ornellaia (125) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (131) 2003 Castello Dei Rampolla Vigna D’alceo (226) Fuligni Brunello Di Montalcino (132) Marchesi Antinori Solaia (436, 437) Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (441) Mazzei Castello De Fonterutoli Siepi (429) Tenimenti Luigi D’alessandro Manzano Il Bosco Syrah Cortona (141) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Le Serre Nuove (145) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (427, 428) Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno (443) Valdicava Brunello Di Montalcino (282) 2004 Castello Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva Poggio All’oro (283) 2005 Casanova Di Neri Brunello Di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova (282) Marchesi Antinori Solaia (438, 439) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto (421) 2006 Altesino Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva (506) Capanna Brunello Di Montalcino (223) Capanna Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva (508, 509, 509, 518) Poggio Antico Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva (503) Valdicava Brunello Di Montalcino (501)


2007 Altesino Brunello Di Montalcino Montosoli (506) Casanova Di Neri Brunello Di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova (510, 511, 512, 513) Conti Costanti Brunello Di Montalcino (514) Fattoria Le Pupille Saffredi Maremma (504) Pian Dell’orino Brunello Di Montalcino (515, 519) Poggio Antico Brunello Di Montalcino Altero (503)

Port

1996 Château Lanessan (392)

Douro, Portugal

1998 Château Charmail (6) Château Sociando-Mallet (50)

2008 Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (507) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Ornellaia (517) Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Antinori Bolgheri Superiore (502)

1982 Casa Ferreirinha Barca-Velha (152)

2009 Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Ornellaia (517) Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (131) Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno (504) 2010 Altesino Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva (279) Azienda Agraria Lisini Brunello Di Montalcino (280) Caparzo Brunello Di Montalcino Vigna La Casa (516) Castello Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura (283) Castello Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva Poggio Alle Mura (283) Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva (279) Fanti Tenuta San Filippo Brunello Di Montalcino (281) Fattoria La Gerla Brunello Di Montalcino (281) La Mannella Brunello Di Montalcino (280) La Serena Brunello Di Montalcino (283) Pietranera Brunello Di Montalcino Reserva (516) San Felice Brunello Di Montalcino Campogiovanni (281) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Ornellaia (422) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto (559) Uccelliera Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva (279) 2012 Casanova Di Neri Brunello Di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova (553)

Veneto 1999 Masi Campolongo Di Torbe Amarone Della Valpolicella (226) 2000 Maculan Fratta Rosso (446) Sergio Zenato Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico (226)

Loire Loire Valley 1997 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (341)

1963 Robertson Bros. Rebello Valente Vintage Port (561)

1984 Fonseca Guimaraens Quinto Do Panascal Vintage Port (472) 1991 Taylor Fladgate Quinta Vargellas Vintage Port (227) 1994 Dow’s Vintage Port (551) 1995 Casa Ferreirinha Barca-Velha (152) 2000 Dow’s Vintage Port (227) Warre’s Vintage Port (227)

2002 Château La Lagune (7) Château La Tour Carnet (7) 2003 Château Sociando-Mallet (295) 2005 Château La Tour Carnet (7) 2010 Château La Tour Carnet (496)

Lalande-de-Pomerol 1998 Château L’ancien (19) 2009 Château Les Cruzelles (549)

Margaux

Portugal Madeira

1979 Château Margaux (358) Château Rausan-Ségla (76)

1930 Cossart Gordon & Co. Madeira Solera (343)

1982 Château Dauzac (12) Château Palmer (468)

Red Bordeaux

1983 Château Dauzac (13) Château Rausan-Ségla (75, 76)

Côtes de Castillon 2005 Château Joanin Bécot (397)

Fronsac 2005 Château De La Dauphine (397)

Haut-Médoc 1982 Château La Lagune (392) 1985 Château Citran (6) Château La Lagune (6) 1986 Château Hanteillan (6) Château La Lagune (206) Château Lanessan (50) Château Peyrabon (6) Château Ramage La Batisse (50) Château Sociando-Mallet (50) 1990 Château Sociando-Mallet (206)

1985 Château Margaux (466) Château Palmer (468) Pavillon Rouge Du Château Margaux (52, 53, 382, 382) 1986 Château D’angludet (11) Château Lascombes (15) Château Margaux (358) Château Palmer (8) Château Pouget (15) 1988 Château Rausan-Ségla (177) 1989 Château Margaux (539) 1994 Château Palmer (454) 1995 Château Margaux (308, 359) Château Rauzan-Ségla (177) Pavillon Rouge Du Château Margaux (383) 1996 Château Margaux (308)


2000 Château Malescot St. Exupéry (176) Domaine Zédé (10) Pavillon Rouge Du Château Margaux (384)

Moulis-en-Médoc

2001 Château Kirwan (454) Château Margaux (409, 286) Château Rauzan-Ségla (288)

1986 Château Chasse-Spleen (48) Château Poujeaux (47)

2002 Château D’issan (51) Château Durfort-Vivens (51) Château Palmer (8) 2003 Château Giscours (177) Château Kirwan (454) Château Malescot St. Exupéry (454) Château Margaux (360) Château Rauzan-Ségla (287) Pavillon Rouge Du Château Margaux (288) 2004 Château Boyd-Cantenac (14) Château Malescot St. Exupéry (454) Château Margaux (74) Pavillon Blanc Du Château Margaux Blanc (378, 379, 380, 381) 2005 Blason D’issan (51) Château Brane-Cantenac (14) Château D’issan (175) Château Dauzac (454) Château Ferrière (14) Château Kirwan (175) Château Labégorce Zédé (10) Château Lascombes (15, 175) Château Malescot St. Exupéry (393, 176) Château Margaux (410, 571) Château Marquis D’alesme (454) Château Monbrison (454) Château Palmer (9, 369) Château Palmer Alter Ego De Palmer (9) Château Rauzan-Ségla (275) Pavillon Rouge Du Château Margaux (52, 539) 2008 Château Margaux (539, 154) 2009 Château Rauzan-Gassies (494) 2010 Château Malescot St. Exupéry (486, 276, 276) Château Palmer (486)

Médoc 1985 Château Chasse-Spleen (47) 1986 Château La Tour De By (48) 1996 Château La Tour De By (48) Château Loudenne (392) 2000 Château La Tour De By (48)

1978 Château Bel-Air Lagrave (47, 47)

2002 Château Poujeaux (46)

1987 Château Lafite Rothschild (352) 1988 Château Mouton Rothschild (307) 1989 Château Lynch-Bages (183, 184) Château Pichon Baron (187) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (191)

Pauillac

1990 Château Latour (181) Château Longueville Au Baron De Pichon-Longeville (188) Château Lynch-Bages (185)

1967 Château Latour (540)

1993 Château Mouton Rothschild (412, 366, 565)

1970 Château Latour (320, 321, 319, 322, 323) Château Mouton Rothschild (362) 1975 Château Mouton Rothschild (467)

1994 Château Lafite Rothschild (303) Château Latour (356) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (191) Château Pontet-Canet (192)

1977 Château Latour Les Forts De Latour (56)

1995 Château Latour Les Forts De Latour (374)

1978 Château Mouton Rothschild (294)

1996 Château Clerc Milon (345) Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (179) Château Lafite Rothschild (304, 305) Château Latour (568, 356) Château Pontet-Canet (192)

2005 Château Poujeaux (46)

1979 Château Latour (354) Château Mouton Rothschild (362) 1980 Château Latour (354) 1981 Château Mouton Rothschild (362) 1982 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (178) Château Lafite Rothschild (302, 463) Château Mouton Rothschild (363) 1983 Château Latour (82) Château Pichon Baron (395) 1985 Château Haut-Bages Averous (55) Château Haut-Bages-Libéral (55) Château Haut-Batailley (56) Château Lafite Rothschild (464) Château Latour (83, 355) Château Lynch-Bages (77) Château Lynch-Moussas (20, 21) Château Mouton Rothschild (364) Château Pichon Baron (395) 1986 Château Clerc Milon (54) Château Lafite Rothschild (78, 91, 92, 93, 180) Château Latour (84) Château Lynch-Bages (465, 77, 182) Château Mouton Rothschild (68, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 365) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (469, 23, 190) Château Pontet-Canet (192)

1998 Château Clerc Milon (179) Château Lafite Rothschild (306) Château Mouton Rothschild (307) 1999 Château Latour (411) Château Mouton Rothschild (186) 2000 Château D’armailhac (455) Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (179) Château Latour (357) Château Latour Les Forts De Latour (375) Château Longueville Au Baron De Pichon-Longeville (189) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande Réserve De La Comtesse (24) 2001 Château Clerc Milon (455, 295) Château Lafite Rothschild (289, 290, 291) Château Latour (411) Château Lynch-Bages (292) Château Pontet-Canet (295) 2002 Château Duhart-Milon (16) Château Lafite Rothschild (79, 81) Château Latour (455) Château Mouton Rothschild (69) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (533)


2003 Château Clerc Milon (346) Château D’armailhac (16) Château Duhart-Milon (455) Château Haut-Bages-Libéral (18) Château Lafite Rothschild (80) Château Latour (85, 566) Château Latour Les Forts De Latour (376) Château Lynch-Bages (293, 77) Château Lynch-Moussas (21) Château Mouton Rothschild (294, 70, 367) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (22) Château Pontet-Canet (193) 2004 Château Duhart-Milon (17) Château Haut-Bages-Libéral (18) Château Lafite Rothschild (81) Château Latour (532, 353) Château Mouton Rothschild (71, 368, 562, 563, 564, 565) Château Pontet-Canet (455, 193) 2005 Château Batailley (455) Château Clerc Milon (54, 346) Château Duhart-Milon (16) Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (24) Château Haut-Batailley (18) Château Lafite Rothschild (570) Château Latour (569) Château Latour Les Forts De Latour (377) Château Mouton Rothschild (413, 570) Château Pibran (19) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande Réserve De La Comtesse (24) Château Pontet-Canet (193) Le Petit Mouton De Mouton Rothschild (24) 2006 Château Pichon Baron (455) 2007 Château Pontet-Canet (317, 318) 2008 Château Lafite Rothschild (154) Château Latour (154) Château Mouton Rothschild (154) Château Pontet-Canet (490) 2009 Château Lynch-Bages (270) Château Pontet-Canet (490) 2010 Château Lynch-Bages (271) Château Pontet-Canet (490)

Pessac-Léognan 1978 Château Haut-Brion (351) 1982 Château La Louvière (5) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (462) 1983 Château Haut-Brion (72) Château La Louvière (5)

1985 Château Carbonnieux (3) Château De Fieuzal (4) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (462) 1986 Château Haut-Brion (72) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (25, 157) Domaine De Chevalier (5) 1990 Château La Mission Haut-Brion (316) 1994 Château Haut-Brion (311) 1995 Château Haut-Brion (155) Le Bahans Du Château Haut-Brion (390) 1996 Château Haut-Brion (156) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (157) 2001 Château Haut-Brion (456) Château Pape Clement (194) 2002 Château Haut-Bailly (56) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (26) Château Laville Haut-Brion Blanc (28) Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion (27) 2003 Château Haut-Brion (49, 351) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (26) Château La Tour Haut-Brion (5) Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion (27) Château Smith Haut Lafitte (28) 2004 Château Haut-Brion (73) Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion (27) 2005 Château Bahans Haut-Brion (537) Château De Fieuzal (28) Château Haut-Brion (571) Château Larrivet Haut-Brion (28) Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion Blanc (389) Château Malartic-Lagraviere (28, 495) Château Pape Clement (390) Château Smith Haut Lafitte (195) La Parde De Haut-Bailly (56) 2006 Château Carbonnieux (391) 2008 Château Haut-Brion (154) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (154) 2009 Domaine De Chevalier (495) 2010 Château Smith Haut Lafitte (267)

Pomerol 1975 Château Pétrus (470)

1982 Château Feytit-Clinet (57) 1985 Château Clinet (266) Château Feytit-Clinet (57) 1986 Château La Fleur-Pétrus (272) Château Pétrus (554, 86) Vieux Château Certan (30) 1989 Château La Fleur-Pétrus (196) Château Le Gay (196) 1990 Château La Conseillante (198) 1993 Château Pétrus (547) 1995 Château Pétrus (548) Château Trotanoy (197) 1998 Château Gazin (197) Château Latour À Pomerol (414) Château Pétrus (309, 310) 1999 Château Pétrus (555) 2000 Château Clinet (266) Château Le Bon Pasteur (173) Le Pin (158) 2001 Château Le Gay (273) 2002 Château Pétrus (556) 2003 Château Clinet (29) Château La Grave A Pomerol Trigant De Boisset (299) Château Le Gay (57, 57) Château Pétrus (87) Vieux Château Certan (414) 2004 Château L’eglise-Clinet (29) Château La Conseillante (541) 2005 Blason De L’évangile (57) Château Clinet (29) Château Gazin (269) Château La Clémence (496) Château La Conseillante (541) Château La Fleur De Gay (536) Château La Providence (29) Château Lafleur (574) Château Le Bon Pasteur (536, 173) Château Le Gay (57, 273) Château Nenin (103) Vieux Château Certan (30) 2006 Château Pétrus (572)


2008 Château Pétrus (573, 154)

1999 Château Monbousquet (209)

2009 Château Clinet (262) Château La Fleur De Gay (273) Château La Fleur-Pétrus (272) Château Le Gay (273) Clos L’église (268) Vieux Château Certan (480)

2000 Château Armens (34) Château Grand Mayne (208) Château Pavie Macquin (373) Château Troplong Mondot (211)

2010 Château Clinet (497, 266) Château Gazin (269) Château La Fleur-Pétrus (498) Château Le Gay (499, 273) Vieux Château Certan (481)

Premiéres Cotes de Bordeaux 2000 Château Carignan Prima (394)

Saint-Émilion 1961 Château Clos Des Jacobins (395) 1975 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot (58) 1978 Château Canon (460) 1979 Château Pavie (31) 1982 Château Canon (460) 1985 Château Fonroque (32) 1986 Château Ausone (90) Château Canon (31, 206) Château La Dominique (58) Château Magdelaine (32) Château Pavie (31) 1988 Château L’angélus (206) Château Puy Blanquet Carrille (58) 1989 Château Angélus (560) Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf (159) Château Tetre Roteboeuf (206) Château Troplong Mondot (560) 1990 Château Angélus (171) Château Pavie (314) Château Troplong Mondot (211) 1995 Château Pavie Macquin (371, 371) 1998 Château Ausone (415) Château Fombrauge (32) Château Monbousquet (209) Château Pavie Macquin (372, 372) Clos De L’oratoire (207)

2001 Château Ausone (172) Château Troplong Mondot (211) 2002 Château Figeac (33) 2003 Château Angélus (385) Château Bellefort-Belcier (456) Château Canon-La-Gaffelière (299) Château Cheval Blanc (88) Château Moulin Saint-Georges (386, 387) Château Pavie (370) Château Pavie Macquin (373, 210) Château Troplong Mondot (15, 33) Clos La Madeleine (34) 2004 Château Ausone (89) Château Cheval Blanc (88) Château Dassault (59) Château Pavie Macquin (210) Château Troplong Mondot (211) 2005 Château Angélus (482) Château Belair (34, 34, 541) Château Berliquet (33) Château Canon-La-Gaffelière (274) Château Cheval Blanc (416) Château Clos Des Jacobins (59) Château Clos Fourtet (535) Château De Fonbel (456) Château Figeac (33) Château Fleur Cardinale (208) Château La Gomerie (535) Château Larcis Ducasse (35) Château Moulin Saint-Georges (482) Château Pavie Macquin (373) Château Pipeau (239) Château Rol Valentin (388) Clos De L’oratoire (59, 207) Le Petit Cheval (35) 2008 Château Cheval Blanc (154) 2009 Château Canon-La-Gaffelière (483, 274) Château Larcis Ducasse (483) 2010 Château Canon-La-Gaffelière (274) Château Clos Fourtet (485) Château Figeac (388) Château Troplong Mondot (484)

1985 Château Cos D’estournel (1, 315) Château Haut-Marbuzet (36) 1986 Château Haut-Marbuzet (37) Château Les Ormes-De-Pez (38) Château Meyney (459, 38) 1989 Château Montrose (212) 1990 Château Cos D’estournel (315) 1995 Château Calon-Ségur (459) 2000 Château Meyney (39) Château Montrose (212) Château Phélan Ségur (417, 40) 2001 Château Montrose (296) 2002 Château Haut-Marbuzet (36) Château Meyney (39) Château Montrose (60) 2003 Château Calon-Ségur (296, 210) Château Cos D’estournel (2) Château Montrose (361) 2004 Château Lafon-Rochet (36) 2005 Château Calon-Ségur (39, 388) Château Haut-Marbuzet (37) Château Lafon-Rochet (36, 493) Château Montrose (60, 489) Les Pagodes De Cos (36) 2009 Château Calon-Ségur (487, 491, 500) 2010 Château Calon-Ségur (488) Château Montrose (489)

Saint-Julien 1961 Château Beychevelle (461) 1975 Château Beychevelle (474) 1978 Château Beychevelle (474)

1978 Château Cos D’estournel (474)

1982 Château Branaire-Ducru (42) Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (461, 199) Château Gruaud Larose (200, 161) Château Léoville Las Cases (203) Château Léoville Poyferré (204) Château Talbot (205)

1982 Château Cos D’estournel (160)

1983 Château Gruaud Larose (461)

Saint-Estèphe


1985 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (347) Château Gruaud Larose (461) Château Léoville Barton (41) Château Léoville Las Cases (203) Les Fiefs De Lagrange (45) 1986 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (461, 347, 199) Château Gloria (44) Château Gruaud Larose (461, 161) Château Léoville Las Cases (542, 203) Château Léoville Poyferré (204) Château Talbot (205)

2005 Château Branaire-Ducru (42) Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (43, 349, 350) Château Langoa Barton (61) Château Léoville Barton (534, 492) Château Léoville Las Cases (263) Château Léoville Poyferré (41) Clos Du Marquis (41) Croix De Beaucaillou (43, 494) Les Fiefs De Lagrange (44) 2006 Château Beychevelle (457) Château Lagrange (458)

1987 Château Branaire-Ducru (42)

2008 Château Gruaud Larose (473)

1988 Château Léoville Barton (202)

2009 Château Branaire-Ducru (493) Château Léoville Barton (492) Château Léoville Las Cases (264) Château Léoville Poyferré (552) Clos Du Marquis (492)

1989 Château Lagrange (201) 1990 Château Lagrange (201) Château Léoville Barton (542, 202) Château Léoville Las Cases (203) 1993 Château Léoville Las Cases (311) 1994 Château Léoville Las Cases (203) 1995 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (347) 1999 Château Léoville Las Cases (542) 2000 Château Beychevelle (457) Château Branaire-Ducru (174) Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (348, 349) Château Gruaud Larose (200) Château Langoa Barton (458) Château Léoville Barton (202) Château Léoville Poyferré (204) 2001 Château Branaire-Ducru (297, 174) Château Gruaud Larose (297) Château Léoville Barton (297) Château Léoville Las Cases (542, 261) 2002 Château Beychevelle (42) Château Branaire-Ducru (42) Château Langoa Barton (61) 2003 Château Gruaud Larose (297, 43) Château Lagrange (458) Château Langoa Barton (458) Château Léoville Barton (299) Château Léoville Las Cases (417, 41, 261) Château Léoville Poyferré (41, 204) Château Talbot (298) 2004 Château Branaire-Ducru (458) Château Langoa Barton (61) Château Léoville Barton (458, 202) Château Léoville Poyferré (458)

2010 Château Léoville Barton (270) Château Léoville Las Cases (265)

Red Burgundy Côte d’Or 1982 Maison Albert Bichot Vosne-Romanée Les Suchots (106) 1987 Hospices De Beaune Volnay Cuvée Blondeau Bouchard Ainé & Fils (106) 1996 Comte Armand Pommard Clos Des Epeneaux (340) 2001 Comte Armand Pommard Clos Des Epeneaux (339) 2003 Michel Colin-Deléger & Fils Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot (340)

2001 Domaine Marquis D’angerville Volnay Clos Des Ducs (337) 2002 Domaine Marquis D’angerville Volnay Clos Des Ducs (327, 328, 329) 2009 Louis Latour Aloxe-Corton Les Chaillots (475) Louis Latour Volnay En Chevret (475)

Côte de Nuits 1949 Remoissenet Pére & Fils Grands-Echézeaux (399) 1985 Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny (107) 1995 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Clos De Vougeot (338) Louis Jadot Chambertin Clos De Beze (163) 1998 Domaine Faiveley Clos De Vougeot (333, 334) Domaine Faiveley Mazis-Chambertin (325, 326) 1999 Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos De Bèze (64) Domaine Jacques Prieur Chambertin (163) 2001 Domaine Dujac Clos Saint-Denis (330) Domaine Dujac Gevrey Chambertin Aux Combottes (331) 2002 Domaine Humbert Frères Gevrey Chambertin Poissenot (332) Patrice Rion Nuits St. Georges Vieilles Vignes (332) 2005 Nicolas Potel Vosne-Romanée Vieilles Vignes (335, 336) 2008 Domaine Comte Georges De Vogüe Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes (162) 2009 Labet Et Déchelette Château De La Tour Clos-Vougeot (494)

1981 Clos Des Chênes Volnay Aujoux (106)

2012 Domaine Armand Rousseau Charmes-Chambertin (277) Domaine Armand Rousseau Clos De La Roche (277)

1982 Hospices De Beaune Pommard Cuvée Billardet Bouchard Ainé & Fils (106)

2013 Domaine Dujac Clos De La Roche (557) Domaine Dujac Clos Saint-Denis (557)

Côte de Beaune

1990 Domaine De Montille Pommard-Rugiens (544) 1997 Jadot Hospices De Beaune Beaune Cuvée Guigone De Salins (398) 1999 Domaine Darviot-Perrin Gevrey-Chambertin (332)


Rhône Red Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1986 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (104) 1989 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (215) 1990 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (215) 1994 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (215) 1995 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (221) 1996 Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (397) 1998 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (550, 215) 1999 Clos Des Papes Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (217) Domaine Du Vieux Lazaret Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Exceptionnelle (108) 2000 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (216) Domaine Du Vieux Lazaret Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Exceptionnelle (109) Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (221) 2001 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (216) Chateau Fortia Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Baron (217) Domaine Bois De Boursan Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Des Felix (217) Domaine De Beaurenard Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Boisrenard (217) Domaine De Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-DuPape “La Crau” (109) Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (221) 2003 Chateau Fortia Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Baron (217) Domaine Du Vieux Lazaret Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Exceptionnelle (222) 2004 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (221) 2005 Alain Jaume Domaine Grand Veneur ChâteauneufDu-Pape Cuvée Les Origines (222) Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Blanc Vieilles Vignes (575) Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin (575) Clos Saint-Jean Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Deus Ex Machina (105) Domaine Du Vieux Lazaret Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Exceptionnelle (222) Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (221)

2006 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (495) 2007 Clos Saint-Jean Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Sanctus Sanctorum (241) Domaine De Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-Du-Pape “La Crau” (576) Domaine Pégaü Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (396, 396)

Southern France Cahors 1998 Château Lagrezette Cuvée Dame Honneur (111) 1999 Château Lagrezette (110)

2008 Clos Des Papes Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (278)

Pays de l’Hérault

2009 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Blanc Vieilles Vignes (575)

2001 Thierry Rodgriquez Mas Gabinele Faugeres Rarissime (112, 112)

2010 Bosquet Des Papes Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Tradition (397) Domaine Roger Sabon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Le Secret Des Sabon (242)

Spain

2012 Clos Des Papes Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (278) 2014 Clos Des Papes Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (278)

Côte de Nuits 1997 Domaine Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers (332)

Rhône 1989 Ferraton Pere & Fils Hermitage La Cuvée Des Miaux (108) Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle (219) 1990 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (545, 218) Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle (220) 1995 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle (165) 1996 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle (165)

Penedès 2004 Miguel Torres Atrium Merlot (247)

Priorat 1998 Cims De Porrera Priorat Classic (244) 2004 Miserere Costers Del Siurana Priorat (244) 2005 Lipscomb & Tobella Mosaic Priorat (244)

Puente Alto 2006 Don Melchor Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon (247)

Ribera del Duero 1995 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera Del Duero Único (406)

1997 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle (165)

1997 Bodegas Alejandro Fernández Tinto Pesquera (244) Vega Sicilia Tinto Valbuena 5 (151)

1999 Domaine Courbis Saint-Joseph Les Royes (108)

2000 Dominio De Atauta (151)

2009 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave L’hermitage (475) Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas La Louisiane (243) Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas Les Souteyrades (243)

2001 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera Del Duero Valbuena 5° (405)

2012 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave L’hermitage (558)

2002 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera Del Duero Único (520) 2003 Bodegas Y Viñedos Alión (407) 2004 Hacienda Monasterio (407)


2006 Bodegas Alejandro Fernández Tinto Pesquera (244) Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Único Reserva Especial (405)

2005 Dominus Estate (578, 284) Lail Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon J. Daniel Cuvée (526)

Rioja

2006 Dominus Estate (578, 525)

2002 Compañía Bodeguera Valenciso Rioja Reserva (244) 2007 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva (244)

Toro 2004 Bodega Numanthia (244) 2007 Bodega Numanthia (244)

United States Red California 2002 Sine Qua Non Just For The Love It Syrah (447)

2007 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate (522) Dominus Estate (477) Lail Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon J. Daniel Cuvée (526) Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red (527) Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (526) Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select (285) Staglin Family Cabernet Sauvignon 25th Anniversary (530) 2008 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (452) Dominus Estate (578, 477) Opus One (448) 2009 Dominus Estate (523, 524, 477) Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red (528) Staglin Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (530)

White Bordeaux Bordeaux 2003 Château Talbot Caillou Blanc (298)

Chablis 2004 Domaine Raveneau Chablis Montée De Tonnerre (96) 2005 Domaine Raveneau Chablis Montée De Tonnerre (97) 2006 Domaine Raveneau Chablis Montée De Tonnerre (98) 2007 Domaine Raveneau Chablis Montée De Tonnerre (99) 2008 Domaine Raveneau Chablis Montée De Tonnerre (100)

1990 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (232)

2010 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve (521) Dominus Estate (284) Opus One (478) Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red (529)

1991 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate (228)

2011 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (285) Dominus Estate (284)

1997 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate (228) Francis Coppola Blue Label Merlot (153)

2012 Opus One (479)

1983 Château D’yquem (471)

Santa Cruz Mountains

1989 Château D’yquem (312)

1998 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select (452) Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Three Sisters (452) Dominus Estate (153)

2009 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello (531)

Napa Valley

2001 Dominus Estate (229) Spottswoode Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 20th Anniversary (231) Staglin Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (232) 2002 Dominus Estate (578) 2003 Dominus Estate (525) Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon (230) 2004 Opus One (567) Philip Togni Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (232) Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon (230) Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon (449, 450)

Santa Ynez Valley 2006 Jonata Winery El Desafio De Jonata (248) 2007 Jonata Winery El Desafio De Jonata (248)

Willamette Valley, Oregon 2000 Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir (451)

United States White

Côte de Beaune 2008 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Bâtard Montrachet (249)

Sauternais 1959 Château Doisy-Védrines (324)

1990 Château D’yquem (159) 1999 Château De Rayne-Vigneau (324) 2001 Château Bastor-Lamontagne (213) Château Guiraud (300, 213) 2003 Château De Myrat (300) Château Rieussec (214) Château Suduiraut (214) 2008 Château D’yquem (154) 2009 Château Sigalas Rabaud (240)

Sonoma Valley

Sauternes-Barsac

2006 Peter Michael Winery Chardonnay La Carriére (260)

1997 Château Coutet (213)


2001 Château Coutet (213)

White Burgundy Chablis 2001 Domaine Raveneau Chablis Chapelot (95) 2002 Domaine Raveneau Chablis Chapelot (95) Domaine Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot (101) 2004 Domaine Raveneau Chablis Chapelot (94) 2005 Domaine Raveneau Chablis Chapelot (102) 2006 Domaine Raveneau Chablis Chapelot (95)

Côte de Beaune 1999 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet (543) 2006 Remoissenet Bienvenues Batard-Montrachet (259) 2007 Domaine Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos De La Mouchère (250, 253, 251, 252) Domaine Latour-Giraud Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevières Cuvée Des Pierre (257, 258) Domaine Latour-Giraud Meursault-Bourchères (256, 254) Domaine Latour-Giraud Meursault-Genevières (255) Domaine Latour-Giraud Puligny-Montrachet Champs Canet (259) 2010 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montachet Clavoillon (543) 2011 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montachet Clavoillon (543)


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.


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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.

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

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


Conditions of Sale Fine Wine & Fine Spirits

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

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


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

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


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

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