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Fine Wine Online Auction NOVEMBER 19-27, 2018


Fine Wine Online Auction NOVEMBER 19-27, 2018


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CHÂTEAU L’IF 2012

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GUISEPPE QUINTARELLI RECIOTO DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO RISERVA 1980 (2), GUISEPPE QUINTARELLI RECIOTO DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO RISERVA 1990 (4)

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CAYMUS VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 40TH ANNIVERSARY 2012

cellarman Jack Prokopec

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CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2014

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LOTS 1-254 A Significant Cellar Impeccably Assembled and Stored

1 CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2010 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels 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 bottle and, despite its full-bodied, powerful, massive size, it will need at least a decade of cellaring before it is accessible. This is another 2010 capable of lasting 35-50 years. February 2013 Drink: 2013-2063 WA 94+ CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2011 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label

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

CHÂTEAU LES PAGODES DE COS 2014 (OWC) Saint-Estèphe.

Tasted at the Château Canon vertical, the 2009 Canon is turning into the great wine it was predestined to become. A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc (the same as 2010 incidentally), the nose is clearly more flattering, more opulent than the 2010 with an explosion of blackberry, melted tar, kirsch and dried violet petals; here, the Merlot is more expressive than the Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a voluminous Saint Emilion with an accentuated savory element that fans out towards the long and persistent finish. It’s here that the Cabernet Franc takes over and delivers that long, long finish. This is a Canon that reminds me of Cheval Blanc...it’s that good.Tasted October 2015. Drink: 2019-2050 WA 95 JS 96 CHÂTEAU CLOS CANON 2009 (6) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label JS 92 9 bts.

JS 92 CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2012 (3) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé 3 x scuffed labels

per lot $800 - $1,000

WS 93 JS 93 7 bts.

JS 92 7 bts.

2 CHÂTEAU MARQUIS DE CALON 2009 Saint-Estèphe. 4 bts.

per lot $200 - $400

3 CHÂTEAU MARQUIS DE CALON 2010 Saint-Estèphe. 7 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

per lot $200 - $400

6 CHÂTEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL 2006 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 8 x bn, 2 x vts. 10 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

7 CHÂTEAU LES PAGODES DE COS 2014 (OWC) Saint-Estèphe. 6 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

9 CHÂTEAU CROIX DE LABRIE 2012 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 12 x scuffed labels If you want to impress a friend with a pure, hedonistic St.-Emilion that also offers an intellectual challenge, the 2012 Croix de Labrie, a St.-Emilion fruit bomb, is the wine for you. Unfortunately, the 250-case production means this cuvee is limited in availability. Aromas of incense, Christmas fruitcake, Asian plum sauce, blackberries, licorice and truffles soar from the glass of this dense plum/purple-colored wine. Opulent, voluptuously textured and medium to full-bodied with no hard edges to be found, it will drink well for a decade after bottling. April 2013 WA (93-95) 12 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

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5 CHÂTEAU CLOS CANON 2010 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 2 x marked labels

per lot $600 - $800

6 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

CHÂTEAU CLINET 2014 (1) Pomerol. A tight and subtle wine with very pretty ripe-fruit character and chocolate. Medium to full body. Needs time to open. Better in 2020. 4,750 cases made. February 2017 jamessuckling.com JS 94 CHÂTEAU DAUZAC 2010 (2) Margaux. 5ième Cru Classé 3 bts.

per lot $200 - $400


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CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1982 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A u. ts. damaged and bin-soiled scraped label.

CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 2010 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU GAZIN 2009 Pomerol. u. 3 x bn.

Tasted at Pebbles/Zachy’s 1982 dinner in Hong Kong. Again, this is a 1982 that I have not tasted for a number of years. It is actually a better showing than I would have predicted given its auspicious company, especially in juxtaposition with Cheval Blanc. It has a rather odd not of wild mushroom, bacon fat and truffle, although there is certainly some brettanomyces adding some of the old sweaty saddle aromas that rather knocks the aromatics sideways. The palate is medium-bodied and loose knit on the entry. To be honest, it has more elegance than I anticipated and I cannot help feeling that if it were not for the brett it would have been a “contender”. But there is certainly good substance here and I suspect larger formats might have more to offer. Tasted November 2012. January 2013 WS 93 WA 93

5 bts.

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1979 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. vts. bin-soiled & wrinkled label 2 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

per lot $300 - $500

14 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 2012 (OWC) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2012 Cheval Blanc reveals lovely cassis, warm black cherries and redcurrant jelly notions with underlying hints of cedar chest, garrigue, Indian spices and damp soil. Medium to full-bodied, it possesses wonderful energy and freshness on the palate with a beautifully poised ethereal nature and long mineral-tinged finish. This elegantly crafted beauty should enter its drinking window in a couple of years and cellar gracefully for another 20+ years. August 2018 Drink: 2020-2040 WS 95 WA 95+ 6 bts.

per lot $3,000 - $3,500

15 CHÂTEAU FLEUR CARDINALE 2009 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

12 CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 2010 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label The palate is medium-bodied, but it is the detail and precision that achieves a level that makes the 2010 a benchmark for the Pauillac estate. It sashays towards a tensile, tar and graphite-tinged finish that lingers in the mouth. This is destined for long-term aging insofar that its quality will not be widely appreciated for many years. Tasted April 2016. Drink: 20252060 WA 95 JS 94 4 bts.

WA 95 JS 94

per lot $200 - $400

A good value among over-achieving St.-Emilion estates is La Fleur Cardinale’s 2009. Composed of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, some of the abrasive tannins noticeable early on in this big wine (14.5% alcohol) are now sweeter and better integrated. Made from tiny yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare, this is a concentrated, rich effort revealing lots of black cherry and black currant fruit as well as a fragrant, firm, full-bodied personality. December 2011 WA 94 5 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

A big, powerful, masculine Pomerol with a style not dissimilar from Le Gay, the dense purple-colored 2009 Gazin exhibits black currant, black cherry liqueur, coffee, roasted herb, an exotic Asian spice component, vanillin, creme caramel and toasty oak in its aromatics and flavors. From a vineyard near Petrus, Le Gay and La Fleur Petrus, it is full-bodied with licorice, earth, truffle and creme de cassis in the mouth. Give this powerful, backward 2009 an additional 6-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following three decades. December 2011 Drink: 2018-2048 WA 96 JS 95 3 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

17 CHÂTEAU GAZIN 2010 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 forgotten for 6-10 years and drunk over the following 30 to 40. February 2013 Drink: 2019-2059 WA 96 JS 95 6 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000


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CHÂTEAU GAZIN 2010 Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU HOSANNA 2010 Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU HOSANNA 2012 (OWC) Pomerol.

WA 96 JS 95

This wine displays plenty of black raspberries, black currants, espresso roast, Asian soy and plum sauce along with some mocha and chocolate. Beautifully rich, firm, and full-bodied, with sweet but abundant tannins, this is a classy, noble style of wine that should be forgotten for at least 5-7 years and drunk over the following 20. Remarkably, the alcohol, like most of the wines in the J. P. Moueix stable of Pomerols and St.-Emilions, hit 14.5%. Only 1,000 cases produced. February 2013. Drink: 2018-2038 WS 95 WA 96+ JS 95

WA 97

6 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

19 CHÂTEAU GRACIA 2008 Saint-Émilion. One of the most remarkable St.-Emilions of the vintage, the 2008 Gracia (13.5% alcohol) is a candidate for “wine of the year.” Yields were 18 hectoliters per hectare and despite its aging in 100% new oak, the wine shows no evidence of new wood. The final blend was 80% Merlot and the rest mostly Cabernet Franc and a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon. The full-bodied 2008 boasts an inky/purple color along with an Ausone-like nose of licorice, truffles, camphor, crushed rocks and blue as well as black fruits. More supple and opulent than the 2010, the 2008 is already beginning to round into shape and should be at its finest in 4-5 years and keep for two decades. 4,700 bottles were produced. May 2011 WA 95 5 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

20 CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 2009

Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 7 x scuffed labels

Performing better from bottle than it did from cask (and comparable to their wines 2005, 2000, 1990 and 1982), this is a great classic from Xavier Borie’s estate situated on the back roads west of the town of Pauillac. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by hints of spring flowers, crushed rocks, black currants, cedar and earth/underbrush. Precise and elegant as well as backward and foreboding, it should put on weight in the bottle and evolve for two decades. Very concentrated as well as velvety-textured, it is a beauty of finesse, balance, purity and nobility. December 2011 WA 95 JS 95 7 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

6 bts.

per lot $1,600 - $1,800

6 bts.

25 CHÂTEAU KIRWAN 2010 Margaux. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. Dried berry and plum character on the nose and palate. Full body, with chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Lots of beautiful and ripe fruit here. February 2013 jamessuckling.com WA 92+ JS 93 5 bts.

22 CHÂTEAU HOSANNA 2012 Pomerol. Close to perfection, this extraordinary blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc seems to have hit all the high notes in 2012. Inky ruby/purple with stunning concentration, a multidimensional mouthfeel, skyscraper-like texture and fabulous purity of blue, red and black fruits, this is a tour de force from this estate owned by Christian Moueix. The potential complexity and sheer compelling quality of Hosanna is amazing. Aromatically, this may be the most profound wine of the vintage. Drink it over the next 15-20 years. April 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 WA 97 6 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

23 CHÂTEAU HOSANNA 2012 Pomerol. WA 97 4 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

per lot $300 - $500

26 CHÂTEAU KIRWAN 2010 Margaux. Grand Cru Classé WA 92+ JS 93 6 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

27 CHÂTEAU L’IF 2012 Saint-Émilion. Mind-bending aromas of red licorice, spices, bark and dark fruits. Yet reserved and balanced. The palate is phenomenal with compact fruit and polished tannins. It goes on for minutes. 62% merlot and 28% cabernet franc. This is the second vintage of Jacques Thienpont in St. Emilion with 7 hectares near Troplong Mondot. It’s stunning. The owner of Le Pin. November 2015 jamessuckling.com First commercialized vintage: 833 cases produced. JS 98 6 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,400


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CHÂTEAU L’IF 2012 Saint-Émilion. 1 x scuffed label

CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2010 Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1990 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU L’IF 2012 Saint-Émilion. 1 x scuffed label

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. February 2013 WA 97 JS 98

JS 98

6 bts.

JS 98 6 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,400

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6 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,400

CHÂTEAU L’IF 2012 Saint-Émilion. 3 x scuffed labels

per lot $1,000 - $1,400

WA 97 JS 98 per lot $1,700 - $2,000

34 CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2011 Pomerol.

31 CHÂTEAU L’IF 2012 (2) Saint-Émilion. JA98 CHÂTEAU LA CLÉMENCE 2012 (3) Pomerol. u. 3 x bn. 3 x wrinkled capsule 5 bts.

CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2010 Pomerol.

6 bts.

JA98

per lot $400 - $700

WS 93 JS 93 9 bts.

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

35 CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2012 (OWC)

Pomerol.

Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 La Fleur Pétrus has a mint-fresh bouquet, vigorous and vivid, with delineated red cherry, raspberry and cassis fruit under which is a strata of wet limestone. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This is a more understated Pomerol but there is real nuance here, black truffle and leather tinging the introspective black fruit. Yet behind that is harmony and finesse, notwithstanding impressive length and sustain. It may be slightly over-shadowed by the sensational Trotanoy, but Pomerol-lovers will lap up this fantastic La Fleur-Petrus from the JP Moueix team. Tasted January 2016. Drink: 2022-2045 WA 96 JS 94 6 bts.

3 bts.

per lot $3,000 - $3,500

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6 bts.

per lot $1,700 - $2,000

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

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1999 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé stained label An opaque ruby/purple color is accompanied by a complex bouquet of lead pencil, graphite, cedar, creme de cassis, toast, and vanilla. It is medium-bodied, with extravagant layers of richness yet little weight, and a finish that is all sweetness, ripeness, and harmony. This extraordinary Lafite increasingly appears to be a modern day clone of the majestic 1953. A mere one-third of the crop made it into the grand vin! Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030. WA 95 JS 95 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2000 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé The nose is fresh, bright, and dense. With aromas of violets, minerals, spices, cool stones, mint, dark fruits, and plum skins, this is beautiful. Very much still a baby right now, it needs much more time. This is a wine for the next generation. Finesse and elegance, truly a wine that makes you contemplate life. This is not about power, there is really nothing like it. 93% Cabernet Sauvignon. Do not even think about touching this for another ten years, 2020. 15+25+25+35. February 2011 jamessuckling.com WS 98 WA 98+ JS 100 2 bts.

per lot $2,800 - $3,200


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CHÂTEAU LAFLEUR 1995 (1) Pomerol. u. bn. scuffed label

CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 2009 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LATOUR À POMEROL 2011 Pomerol.

Mercurial and captivating—that’s a great Lafleur on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, though they are not quite as filigree and finely chiselled as the 2000. There is unquestionably immense depth here with tertiary black fruit, smoke and black truffle before fanning out in confident fashion on the finish. This is just a superb Lafleur with a long and prosperous life ahead. Tasted February 2015 Drink: 2015-2040 WS 98

Revealing incredible quality and performing better than it did from barrel, the 2009 appears to be the greatest Pichon Longueville Baron since the 1990 and 1989. An amazing opaque blue/purple color is followed by scents of spring flowers, graphite, smoky charcoal, incense, blackberries, blueberries and hints of coffee and chocolate. Incredibly intense, pure and flawlessly constructed with extravagant layers of fruit and richness, this offering has developed beautifully under the management of Christian Seeley. It is a voluptuous, opulent Pichon Longueville Baron that may eclipse anything they have made in the past. This brilliant wine should be at its peak between 2018 and 2045. December 2011 WA 98

CHÂTEAU LAFLEUR 2009 (1) Pomerol. scuffed label This is a crazy nose of tangerines and blueberries, with raspberries and mushroom and berries. Full-bodied, with ultra fine tannins. This wine is all about texture, with phenomenal tannins and subtle fruits that just make you think. Evocative. It is layered, yet changes all the time. I can’t believe it really. Speechless. Amazes me. Try in 2020. March 2012 jamessuckling.com WA 99 JS 100 CHÂTEAU LAFLEUR 2010 (1) Pomerol. scuffed label Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2010 Lafleur put in an absolutely no holds barred astonishing performance. Lafleur is wont to improve in bottle and this is certainly the case apropos the 2010. It has a boisterous ripe blackberry, cranberry, sous-bois and graphite-scented bouquet that is an absolute beauty. Power mixed with quite brilliant precision, you almost want to laugh at its sheer audacity. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin; there is immense depth and wonderful cohesion. Mineral-drenched black fruit, a slightly chalky texture and outstanding energy and tension on the finish - this is a magnificent Pomerol from the Guinaudeau family. Tasted December 2016. 950 cases produced. WA 99 JS 100 3 bts.

per lot $3,500 - $4,000

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2005 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scraped label The 2005 Latour has long been a formidable wine. I was granted the opportunity to re-taste the 2005 at the property after 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 latter compared to previous bottles (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 WS 99 WA 98 JS 99 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

4 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

41 CHÂTEAU LATOUR À POMEROL 2011 Pomerol. 6 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

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

per lot $1,000 - $1,200


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CHÂTEAU LE GAY 2010 Pomerol. u. 2 x bn.

CHÂTEAU LE PIN 1999 Pomerol. scraped label

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2006 Saint-Julien.

The 2010 Le Gay is performing sensationally, even better 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 2040 years in a good cellar. February 2013 Drink: 2021-2061 Approximately 1,500 cases produced per vintage. WA 99

Tasted at Bipin Desai’s Le Pin vertical in Los Angeles. Even compared to the 1998 I found that the Le Pin 1999 is far more interesting on the nose, very expressive, pure and beautifully defined with black cherries, cassis, mulberry, hints of fresh fig and damson, but leaving it to acquaint itself with the air: subtle notes of mint and then balsam emerge. The palate is full-bodied and balanced the super-ripe black fruit with both nervosite and a sense of tension. Blackberry, black cherry, a touch of smoke with a touch of zingy mango sorbet just on the finish, leaving the palate fresh and reinvigorated. What a wonderful wine! A total of 550 cases produced. Drink 2010-2020+ Tasted November 2008. May 2009 WA 95

6 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

44 CHÂTEAU LE CHEMIN 2010 (2) Pomerol. 2 x scuffed labels CHÂTEAU LE GAY 2012 (2) Pomerol. WA 94+ CHATEAU LE PETIT LION DU MARQUIS DE LAS CASES 2010 (1) Saint-Julien. 5 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

1 bt.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

46 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2005 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 3 x scuffed labels This is a prodigious effort. A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Merlot and Cabernet Franc (only 37% of the crop qualified for Las Cases), this dense ruby/purple wine has a stunningly pure bouquet of dark fruit, wet rocks, graphite, and subtle background toast/vanillin. Full-bodied, masculine, and very deep and concentrated, this titanic effort is at least 8-10 years away from its plateau of maturity. The Delon family have produced another legend. Anticipated maturity: 2023-2050+. June 2015 WS 98 WA 97+ JS 99

Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s annual 10-Year On tasting in London and then blind at Farr Vintners horizontal, the 2006 Château Léoville Las-Cases has a very complex bouquet with heady scents of blackcurrant, kirsch, crushed violets, rock salt and just a hint of cassis. It is backward and can barely contain its energy. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, very symmetrical and poised, a fine line of acidity interwoven through the black fruit, touches of citrus fruit developing towards the poised and tensile finish. This is a beautiful wine from Jean-Hubert Delon, but it needs several years in bottle. Tasted April 2016. May 2016 WS 95 WA 96 6 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,700

49 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2006 Saint-Julien. WS 95 WA 96 6 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,700

50 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2009 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x peeling capsule

WS 98 WA 97+ JS 99

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 super-concentrated 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. WA 100

3 bts.

6 bts.

3 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

47 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2005 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 3 x scraped labels

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

per lot $1,500 - $1,700


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CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2009 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2005 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 4 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2014 (OWC) Saint-Estèphe. Grand Cru Classé

WA 100

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 WA 97

6 bts.

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

52 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2012 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé Tasted blind at the 2012 Southwold tasting, the 2012 Château Margaux has a taut, linear, pencil lead-infused bouquet with pure blackberry and boysenberry scents, an undercurrent of tobacco that surfaces after five minutes in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, a life-affirming sense of balance with well-integrated new oak towards the finish. I concur with Robert Parker that his has become more structured and masculine in bottle, yet there is pedigree here from start to finish, a sense of effortlessness that is seductive. This is a top-class wine from the late Paul Pontallier and his team.” Tasted January 2016 WS 95 WA 96 3 bts.

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

4 bts.

53 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2012 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé WS 95 WA 96 3 bts.

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

55 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2014 (OWC) Saint-Estèphe. Grand Cru Classé Tasted at the château, the 2014 Montrose builds on the promise it showed in barrel with gorgeous blackberry, raspberry, cedar and orange sorbet scents that are extremely pure and refined. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very precise acidity and layers of crisp black fruit laced with vanilla from the new oak at the moment. That will be subsumed in time. What you have here is a very precise, multi-layered, almost sensual Montrose that is going to delight many for years to come. This is highly recommended—one of the finest Left Bank wines this vintage. Tasted September 2016. Drink: 2024-2050 WS 95 WA 96 JS 97 6 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

6 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

57 CHÂTEAU MOULIN SAINT-GEORGES 2010 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label 10 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

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

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CHÂTEAU PÉDESCLAUX 2009 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2010 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 3 x scuffed labels

Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 1998 Mouton Rothschild is deep garnet-brick in color with lovely crème de cassis, dried roses, hoisin and baking spice notes with underlying notions of dried cherries and mulberries plus touches of wood smoke, incense and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied and packed with rich fruit framed by firm, chewy tannins, it is stacked with complex, evolving flavors and finishes with incredibly long-lasting perfumed notes. According to winemaker Philippe Dhalluin, this needs about three hours of decanting at this stage. I simply love the place this wine is in right now, possessing plenty of mature, tertiary characters yet still sporting bags of fruit. It won’t be fading anytime soon either and should cellar nicely for 20-25+ more years. May 2018 WA 97

12 bts.

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2005 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé There are layers and layers of black fruit intermingling with graphite and black pepper, and it wisely reins everything in on the finish that is more classic in style and in keeping with the vintage. If you are fortunate enough to have this wine in your cellar, even though those tannins are starting to be abraded by time, afford it another five or six years. Tasted August 2016. Drink Date: 2020-2050 WA 98 JS 99 2 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

61 CHÂTEAU MEYNEY 2010 (7) Saint-Estèphe. CHÂTEAU PÉDESCLAUX 2009 (7) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x wrinkled label, 1 x stained label JS 93 14 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

JS 93 per lot $300 - $500

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

per lot $500 - $700

64 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2010 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label

WA 100 3 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

67 CHÂTEAU HAUTS DE PONTET-CANET 2010 Pauillac. 1 x marked label 3 bts.

per lot $200 - $400

68 CHÂTEAU LA PROVIDENCE 2009 (1) Pomerol. This 100% Merlot cuvee from Christian Moueix is an atypically masculine, full-bodied, muscular wine for Moueix. This opaque blue/purple wine displays notes of black cherries, truffles, damp earth and licorice. Full-bodied, very deep and powerful, it will need of 6-8 years of cellaring but should keep for 25-30 years. It has the potential to be the best Providence to date. December 2011 Drink: 2018-2048 1,400 cases produced. WS 94 WA 94 JS 95 CHÂTEAU LA PROVIDENCE 2010 (5) Pomerol.

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 often associated with its cross-street neighbor, Mouton-Rothschild, creme de cassis, there are also some violets and other assorted floral notes. The wine has off-the-charts massiveness and intensity but never comes across as heavy, overbearing or astringent. Drink: 2021-2061 WA 100

Great nose with wild strawberries and raspberries. Some blueberry and violets. Opens up with fresh leather and chocolate. Full-bodied and very well put together with super silky tannins and great vibrant finish. Drinks really well already now and difficult to wait! Try after 2018. February 2013 jamessuckling.com 1,050 cases produced. WS 95 JS 95

6 bts.

9 bts.

per lot $1,600 - $2,000

CHÂTEAU LA PROVIDENCE 2012 (3) Pomerol. 625 cases produced. Dense and rich red for the vintage with plums, dried strawberries, dark chocolate and spices. Full-bodied, layered and displaying a caressing mouthfeel. Flavorful and intense finish. Savory and minerally. Better in 2017. January 2015 jamessucking.com JS 93 per lot $800 - $1,000


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CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA 2009 Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 2010 (4) Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 2014 (OWC) Pomerol.

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

The 2014 Trotanoy had (que surprise!) closed down on the nose compared to its JP Moueix stablemates. A few swirls of the glass and it reveals very precise, mineral-soaked black fruit laced with black truffle and subtle sous-bois aromas. It soon gathers momentum and the aromas were gaining more and more intensity after five minutes. The palate is outstanding. There is brilliant structure here, immense and almost staggering purity, incredible focus and tension with an electrifying spiciness on the finish. Best Pomerol of the vintage? The only thing wrong with that last sentence is the question mark at the end. March 2017 1,625 cases produced. WA 97 JS 97

(Label designed by Karl Lagerfeld) Gorgeous nose of raspberries and blueberries. Hints of chocolate and oak. Full bodied, but compacted and very racy. Lovely fruit with milk chocolate, but the texture of tannins is so beautiful. This is the best Rauzan ever made – except perhaps the great pre-phylloxera bottles of the 1800s. Try in 2019. November 2011 jamessuckling.com JS 97 3 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 2011 (1) Pomerol.

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1,910 cases made. WS 94

CHÂTEAU SÉGLA 2009 Margaux. 5 x scuffed labels

5 bts.

JS 97

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8 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

71 CHÂTEAU DE REIGNAC BORDEAUX SUPÉRIEUR 2009 (2) Bordeaux. CHÂTEAU DE REIGNAC BORDEAUX SUPÉRIEUR 2010 (1) Bordeaux. CHÂTEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE 2010 (1)

Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

This is an extraordinary performance once again from the Cathiard family, the proprietors of Smith-Haut-Lafitte. They think the 2010 is even better 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 spicyt wood. Full-bodied, 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 WS 96 WA 98+ CHÂTEAU LES HAUTS DE SMITH 2010 (2)

Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label 6 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

6 bts.

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

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

76 CHÂTEAU VRAY CROIX DE GAY 2009 (2) Pomerol. 1 x stained label JEAN-PIERRE MOUEIX POMEROL 2010 (2 MAG.) Pomerol. VIEUX CHÂTEAU MAZERAT 2010 (3) Saint-Émilion.

WS 96 WA 96

This is one of the tightest, most backward wines in the Jonathan Malthus portfolio. The grapes come from an oldvine parcel near Angelus and Beausejour-Duffau, and the final product is a blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc. Again displaying plenty of minerality, which seems to be a prevailing theme throughout the 2010s from Malthus, the 2010 Vieux Chateau Mazerat is full-bodied, with an abundance of floral notes as well as black currant and blackberry fruit. Impressively endowed and built like a skyscraper, this full-bodied wine needs a good 7-8 years of cellaring and should keep for 25-30 years. Interestingly, the vines were planted in 1947. February 2013 450 cases produced. WA 95+

6 bts.

5 bts. & 2 mags.

6 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

74 CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 2012 (OWC) Pomerol.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

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CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2014 Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU D’YQUEM 2003 Sauternais. Premier Cru Supérieur

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

JS 94

A massive Yquem, this has a dense palate that is almost chewy like a red. Full and very sweet, with notes of dried apricot, pineapple, and papaya on the palate. Long, with a vanilla-coconut tart finish. What a wine, voluptuous, sexy, and luscious. 147 grams of RS. Pull the cork after 2015. April 2012 jamessuckling.com WS 97 JS 98

2 bts.

per lot $5,000 - $6,000

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1 bt.

per lot $3,000 - $3,500

83 CHÂTEAU BROUSTET 2011 Sauternais. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn.

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2013 Pomerol.

6 hf. bts. per lot $200 - $400

JS 94

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2 bts.

per lot $5,000 - $6,000

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2013 Pomerol.

1 bt.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

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

per lot $3,000 - $3,500

CHÂTEAU D’YQUEM 2003 Sauternais. Premier Cru Supérieur WS 97 JS 98 3 bts.

85 The 2009 Coutet has a very intense nose of apricot, papaya, honeysuckle and orange cordial that is very well defined. The palate is very well- balanced with a rounded, caressing entry. There is certainly tremendous weight in the mouth and abundant botrytis, especially upon the unctuous finish. This has great potential – a fantastic wine from one of the finest Barsac estates. February 2013 Drink now-2035+ WS 95 WA 95 CHÂTEAU COUTET 2011 (8 HF. BT.) Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé Only 2,915 Cases Produced. WS 97 1 bt. & 8 hf. bts.

per lot $300 - $500

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2014 Pomerol. JS 94 per lot $3,000 - $3,500

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

88 CHÂTEAU D’YQUEM 2003 Sauternais. WS 97 JS 98 4 hf. bts. per lot $600 - $800

89 CHÂTEAU D’YQUEM 2008 Sauternais. Premier Cru Supérieur The palate is beautifully poised, tense and tightly coiled on the entry and then it just explodes in the mouth with pure, unbridled, joyous botrytized fruit struck through with a silver thread of acidity. It displays exemplary tension and freshness, along with great persistency in the mouth. Tasted January 2012. WA 96 4 bts.

81

1 bt.

CHÂTEAU BROUSTET 2011 Sauternais. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU COUTET 2009 (1) Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé

JS 94

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

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5 hf. bts. per lot $100 - $200

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4 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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CHÂTEAU DOISY-VÉDRINES 2011 Sauternais. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x raised label. 3 x wrinkled labels

DOMAINE CONFURON-COTETIDOT VOSNE-ROMANÉE 2011 (3) Côte de Nuits. 1 x stained label

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 1 x wrinkled label, 1 x marked label

DOMAINE D’EUGÉNIE CLOS VOUGEOT 2008 (2) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 2 x stained label, 1 x scuffed label, 1 x wrinkled label

What I think might end up being the best Beaucastel since the 1990 or 2001, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape offers a full-bodied, decadent style to go with awesome black and blue fruits, garrigue, licorice, crushed flowers and violets. The purity here is truly something, and it has fabulous mid-palate concentration, building tannin and massive texture. Given all of the fruit and texture here, it will no doubt drink well in its youth, but it should still be alive and kicking after two decades as well. October 2014 Drink: 2017-2032 WS 95 WA 96

Tasted at the château, the 2011 Chateau Doisy-Védrines has a more mineral-driven bouquet than the 2009, more reserved with scents of beeswax, honeysuckle and jasmine. The palate is fresh and vibrant with viscous honeyed fruit, a dash of spice and a flowing, harmonious finish that has only just begun to start showing what it is capable of. This has great potential and may vie with the 2009 as one of the modern-day benchmarks from the estate. This is a fabulous Barsac from Olivier Castèja and his team. August 2015 3,500 cases produced. WS 95 WA 94 12 hf. bts.

per lot $200 - $400

92 CHÂTEAU GUIRAUD 2011 Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé This wine has exceptional clarity, balance and freshness, with lots of spicy botrytis character. Full body, medium-sweet and a crisp finish. It’s racy and refined. What’s impressive is the intensity of noble rot that makes the wine feel almost dry. This is the greatest wine ever made here. Made from organic grapes. Try in 2017, but already delicious to drink. October 2014 jamessuckling.com WS 97 JS 99 11 hf. bts.

per lot $500 - $700

DOMAINE D’EUGÉNIE VOSNE-ROMANÉE CLOS D’EUGÉNIE 2014 (1) Côte de Nuits. marked label 6 bts.

96

6 bts.

DOMAINE D’EUGÉNIE VOSNE-ROMANÉE CLOS D’EUGÉNIE 2014 (OWC) Côte de Nuits.

99

6 bts.

CHÂTEAU SUDUIRAUT 2009 Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé The 2009 is one of the greatest wines ever produced from the estate. It has a riveting bouquet of quince, honey, pear and a touch of clarified butter that is beautifully defined, offering scents of yellow flowers with continued aeration. It possesses an unerring sense of completeness and composure that is irresistible. Bravo! Drink now-2050. Feb 2013 WA 98 3 hf. bts. per lot $200 - $400

per lot $500 - $700

per lot $400 - $600

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. WS 95 WA 96

97 LUCIEN LE MOINE MEURSAULT PERRIÈRES 2012 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé LUCIEN LE MOINE POMMARD LES RUGIENS 2013 (2) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 3 bts.

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per lot $500 - $700

per lot $400 - $600

5 bts.

per lot $300 - $400

100 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Interestingly enough, even though many of the 2010 Perrin et Fils selections from the southern Rhone were scheduled to be bottled right after my visit, the 2010 Beaucastel had already been put in bottle. This is a gorgeous wine, a classic blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise and the balance the other permitted varietals in the appellation. Deep purple, with loads of bouquet garni, beef blood, blackberry, kirsch, smoke and truffle, this wine is full-bodied, rich and showing even better than it did last year. I still think it needs 3-5 years of cellaring, and it should last for 25-30 years, as most of the top vintages of Beaucastel do. October 2012 Drink: 2015-2045 WS 95 WA 96 5 bts.

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DOMAINE PÉGAÜ CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE DA CAPO 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 4 x peeling strip labels

DOMAINE PÉGAÜ CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE RÉSERVÉE 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

And while it possesses terrific notes of peppery herbs, Provençal spice, kirsch and darker berry fruits, it’s on the palate where this beauty shines! Medium to full-bodied, incredibly balanced, seamless and pure, with beautiful fruit, it has present tannin, terrific mid-palate depth and a great finish. It won’t be the longest lived wine from the estate, but it’s beautiful and will certainly drink well for a decade. October 2016 Drink: 2016-2026 WA 93 5 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

102 CLOS DES PAPES CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2014 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

4 bts.

WA 93 4 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

103 CLOS DES PAPES CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Bottled in May, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape is a floral, elegant, unbelievably complex wine. Roses and violets, cherries and stone fruit, cinnamon and allspice and more are carried across the full-bodied yet almost weightless palate, finishing in a swirl of silky tannins and lingering spice. Drink it over the next two decades. October 2017 Drink: 2017-2034 WS 98 WA 97 4 bts.

Comprised of roughly 85% Grenache and the rest Syrah and other permitted varieties, aged all in foudre, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo is sheer perfection in a glass. Wine doesn’t get any better. Incredibly rich and concentrated, yet ethereal and even graceful, it boasts off-the-hook aromas of blackberry, licorice, spice-box, smoked meats and underbrush that continue to change and develop in the glass. Massive and decadent on the palate, yet again, with no weight and a seamless texture, this brilliant effort needs a handful of years in the cellar and will live to see its 30th birthday in fine form. October 2013 Drink 2016-2040. Only 660 cases produced. WA 100

per lot $400 - $600

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per lot $1,500 - $1,700

106 DOMAINE PÉGAÜ CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE DA CAPO 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. scuffed label WA 100 1 mag.

per lot $800 - $1,000

Looking at the 2010s and a brilliant vintage for Laurence, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape offers up classic Pegau aromas and flavors of ripe dark fruits, garrigue, cured meats, tobacco leaf, saddle leather and hints of game. Full-bodied and beautifully concentrated, it offers a seamless, layered profile on the palate with thrilling mid-palate depth, sweet, yet substantial tannin, and a blockbuster finish that stays fresh and beautifully focused. Quite polished by this estates standards, it nevertheless screams southern France and I doubt it’s possible to have too much of this beauty in the cellar. It will absolutely thrill over the coming 2-3 decades. Drink 2016-2030. October 2013 WS 97 WA 98 6 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

108 DOMAINE DE VIEUX TÉLÉGRAPHE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE “LA CRAU” 2010 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. wrinkled label The 2010 boasts a dense purple color along with a sumptuous bouquet of spring flowers, boysenberries, black cherries, black currants, nori (the sushi seaweed wrapper), black olives, licorice and pepper. This full-bodied, meaty, thick, juicy effort possesses a boatload of tannin, but it also has incredible concentration. More massive than I remember from last year, it has put on considerable weight and intensity. October 2012 Drink: 2015-2045 WS 96 WA 97 DOMAINE DE BEAURENARD CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2015 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

WS 98 WA 97

ALAIN JAUME DOMAINE GRAND VENEUR CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE LA MIOCÈNE 2014 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 2 x scuffed labels

4 bts.

5 bts.

CLOS DES PAPES CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

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M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE CUVÉE DE L’ORÉE BLANC 2013 Rhône.

M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE ROUGE L’ERMITE 2013 Rhône.

White peach, white flowers, almond paste, quince and wet rock are just some of the nuances, and it packs a serious punch on the palate, with full-bodied richness, a flamboyant, expansive texture and riveting focus and purity. Give it a year or so and drink it over the following 2-3 decades. Dec 2014 Average production: 600 cases per vintage. WA 100

WS 97 WA 96+

5 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,100

110 M. CHAPOUTEIR ERMITAGE ROUGE L’ERMITE 2014 (1 MAG.) Rhône. u. 1 x 3.5cm The inky black/purple-colored 2014 Ermitage l’Ermite is more firm, backward and mineral driven than the sexier Pavillon, offering fabulous notes of scorched earth, wood smoke, crushed violets, and both blackcurrant and crème de cassis. An utterly profound effort, it defines the more charming nature of the vintage, displaying building tannin and one seriously long finish. Dec 2016 Approximately 450 cases produced each vintage. WA 97 M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE ROUGE L’ERMITE 2013 (2 MAG., OWC) Rhône. Inky purple/blue colored, it reluctantly yields incredibly mineral-laced notes of charcoal, liquid rock, cassis, black currants and graphite. While it’s less approachable than either of the two other Hermitages, it has fabulous density and depth, ripe tannin and incredible persistence on the finish. Hide these in the cellar for a decade, and enjoy over the following three to four decades. December 2015 About 450 cases produced each vintage. WS 97 WA 96+ 3 mags. per lot $1,500 - $2,000

3 bts.

per lot $700 - $1,000

112 M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE BLANC L’ERMITE 2011 Rhône. 2 x scuffed labels Always more dense, backward and focused, the 2011 Ermitage L’Ermite Blanc has everything I could want out of a white. Flower oil, apricot, honeysuckle, brioche, powdered rock and assorted tropical notes are just some of the nuances here, and this incredible wine is full-bodied and massive, yet elegant, fresh and delineated. Count yourself lucky if you’re able to latch onto a couple of these! December 2013 Ermite L’Ermite Blanc has received 100 points from WA 12 times! A record! WA 100 5 bts.

per lot $1,800 - $2,200

113 M.CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE BLANC L’ERMITE 2012 (1) Rhône. White wine simply doesn’t get any better than the 2012 Ermitage l’Ermite Blanc. A massive, concentrated, yet insanely pure and focused effort, it has an incredible bouquet (almond paste, orange rind, caramelized peach), full-bodied richness, no hard edges and finish that just won’t quit. Of all the 2012 whites, this has the most minerality, purity and precision. I’d happily drink it anytime over the coming 3-4 decades. December 2014 Only 150 case produced per vintage. Ermite L’Ermite Blanc has received 100 points from WA 12 times! A record! WA 100

M.CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE BLANC L’ERMITE 2013 (2) Rhône. 1 x scuffed capsule Completing a trifecta of perfect whites, the 2013 Ermitage l’Ermite Blanc is another sensational effort that offers incredible minerality/liquid rock in its pineapple, tangerine, flower oil, mint and caramelized citrus-driven bouquet. Full-bodied and beautiful on the palate, with more tension and focus than the Cuvee de L’Orée or le Meal, it has perfectly balanced richness, structure and freshness, with no hard edges and a blockbuster finish. It won’t be accessible for another 3-4 years and will most likely be immortal in the cellar. December 2014 Ermite L’Ermite Blanc has received 100 points from WA 12 times! A record! WA 100 M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE ROUGE L’ERMITE 2012 (1) Rhône. Another wine that topped out on my scale, the 523-case 2012 Ermitage l’Ermite is as profound an Hermitage as you can find. Coming from the granite soils located around the Chapel on the top of Hermitage hill, it’s always the most tight, backward and structured of the releases, even more so than the Pavillon, which always seems to have another layer of sweet fruit to me. The 2012 is deeper and richer than the 2011, yet as with most 2012s, it more approachable and forward than the 2010 (and 2009 in this case). Exhibiting awesome notes of powdered rock, creme de cassis, liquid violets and lite gunpowder, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, awesome mid-palate depth and building, ultra-fine tannin that frame the finish. It’s an incredible wine that will won’t start to become approachable until a decade after the vintage, and then will keep for three decades. December 2014 523 cases produced. WA 100 4 bts.

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M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE LE MÉAL 2012 Rhône. u. 6 x 1 cm

M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE LE PAVILLON 1993 (2) Rhône. 2 x peeling labels

M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE LES GREFFIEUX 2012 Rhône.

Showing similar to last year, the 2012 Ermitage le Meal is a blockbuster that’s about as voluptuous and sexy as Hermitage gets. Loaded with cassis, black raspberry, leather, dried violets and wild herbs, this beauty is full-bodied, has tons of sweet tannin and brilliant purity of fruit. Given its wealth of material, low acidity and incredible texture, it should drink well all of its life. September 2015 Only 346 cases produced. WA 98

The 1993 Le Pavilion is the Hermitage of the Vintage. More austere than when I tasted it prior to bottling, it is one of the few 1993s with a sweet inner core of fruit, as well as a dense ruby/purple color, outstanding concentration and extract, and huge tannin in the finish. It is a harder style of Le Pavilion than the 1992, but it should turn out to be a 40- to 50year wine. Last tasted December 1996. Approximately 400 cases produced per vintage. WA 93

6 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,300

115 M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE LE MÉAL 2012 Rhône. u. 6 x 1 cm WA 98 6 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,300

116 M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE BLANC LE MÉAL 2013 (OWC) Rhône. Easily the finest vintage of this cuvee to date, the 2013 Ermitage le Meal Blanc doesn’t give an inch to the more heralded Cuvee de L’Orée or l’Ermite. Pure perfection in a glass, with awesome caramelized citrus, pineapple, crushed rock, toasted bread and buttered peach, it’s full-bodied, massive and concentrated on the palate, with incredible purity, richness and length. As with the other top whites here, it needs a year or two in the cellar and will have 2-3 decades of longevity.December 2014 Approximately 400 cases produced per vintage. WA 100 6 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE LE PAVILLON 2013 (1 MAG., OWC) Rhône. small crack in wax capsule The star of the show in 2013 is the 2013 Ermitage le Pavillon. Coming from the west and eastern edges of the Bessards lieu-dit and aged in 30% new French oak, its sensational black/blue color is followed by the awesome bouquet of cassis, smoked earth, graphite and caramelized meats that could come from no other terroir in the world. Full-bodied, massive, dense, sexy and with a liquid rock-like character that comes out with time in the glass, it has sweet tannin and a blockbuster finish that keeps you coming back to the glass. It needs 5-6 years of cellaring and will have 30-40 years of more of ultimate longevity. December 2015 Approximately 600 cases produced per vintage. WA 98+ 2 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $800 - $1,000

118 M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE LE PAVILLON 2013 (OWC) Rhône. WA 98+ 6 bts.

per lot $1,600 - $1,900

A wine I’ve been lucky enough to have multiple times recently, the 2012 Ermitage les Greffieux is a full-bodied, deeply fruited, concentrated and blockbuster effort that’s stays elegant, polished and balanced. Exhibiting incredible amounts of bloody meat, olive tapenade, campfire and sweet, expansive fruit, it needs 4-5 years in the cellar, and will drink nicely through 2034. December 201 Approximately 250 cases produced per vintage. WA 97 6 bts.

per lot $600 - $900

120 M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE LES GREFFIEUX 2012 Rhône. WA 97 12 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,800

121 M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE LES GREFFIEUX 2012 Rhône. 12 x scuffed labels WA 97 12 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,800

122 M. CHAPOUTIER HERMITAGE BLANC CHANTE ALOUETTE 2015 (OWC) Rhône. The finest vintage for this cuvée I’ve ever tasted, the sensational 2015 Hermitage Chante Alouette boasts awesome notes of white peach, orange marmalade and white flowers in a rich, full-bodied, concentrated style. Coming from three different terroirs on Hermitage Hill (Méal, Les Murets and Chante Alouette), don’t miss it! December 2016 WA 95 6 bts.

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E. GUIGAL ERMITAGE BLANC EX-VOTO 2006 (1) Rhône.

BOLLINGER CHAMPAGNE RD EXTRA-BRUT 2002 (1) Champagne.

The 2013 Saint Joseph les Granits Blanc, which had just been recently bottled, showed brilliantly, and certainly doesn’t appear to be a kink in the recent string of incredible vintages of this cuvee. Possessing an exotic, perfumed style, it gives up tons of white peach, caramelized citrus, brioche and orange marmalade, with more and more floral and exotic qualities with time in the glass. Full-bodied, ripe, textured and layered, with beautiful freshness, this is another blockbuster vintage of this cuvee not to miss. Dec 2014 WA 96

The 2006 Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc is downright decadent, yet is also starting to show some evolution in its caramelized peach, quince and honeyed toast aromas and flavors. It’s still impressively concentrated and rich on the palate, and I’m sure will keep for another decade or more, but I would error on the side of caution and drink this over the coming 7-8 years. December 2016 625 cases produced. WS 95 WA 93

Super fresh, this is striking given the 10 years in the cellars; it has a fine citrus nose - plenty of lemon, grapefruit, yellow chalky notes, some lighter floral elements too. The palate is super dry (dosage at 3-4g) and there’s a silky, sherbet-like texture, smooth, fine and long. The citrus flavours give way to the driving surging acidity, thunderous acidity, really driving and powerful. The finish twists very slowly through to light-toasted cashew fruit flavours, but lemon citrus prevails. This is thrilling Champagne. Disgorged 22nd October, 2013. Drink from 2016. October 2012 jamessuckling.com JS 99

5 bts.

per lot $200 - $400

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FRANÇOIS COTAT SANCERRE LES MONTS DAMNÉES 2014 (2) Loire Valley. FAMILLE PERRIN COUDOULET DE BEAUCASTEL 2012 (1) Côtes du Rhône.

MICHEL & STÉPHANE OGIER CÔTE-RÔTIE LA BELLE HÉLÈNE 2010 Rhône.

DOMAINE GALLETY CÔTES DU VIVARAIS LA SYRARE 2010 (1) Rhône.

The 2010 Cote Rotie La Belle Helene is perfection. In this vintage, Ogier cut back the barrel aging time from 32 months in largely new oak casks to 18 months. Ogier’s remarkable flexibility depending on vintage conditions and the quality of the fruit is admirable. He thinks this may be the greatest bottle of wine he has ever made, and it’s hard to disagree. An inky/purple color is followed by notes of pen ink, graphite, forest floor, licorice and abundant black and blue fruits. There is little evidence of new oak because of the extravagant richness and wealth of ripe fruit. The tannins, acidity, alcohol and wood are perfectly integrated into this exceptional wine. It will benefit from 5-6 years of cellaring and keep for 25-30+ years. December 2010 Only 150-200 cases produced each vintage. WA 100

DOMAINE LAFAGE TESSELLAE CARIGNAN VIEILLES VIGNES 2013 (4) Côtes Catalanes, Languedoc Roussillon.

6 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

CLOS TRIGUEDINA THE NEW BLACK WINE 2009 (7) Cahors, France. u. 7 x bn. Only 222 Cases Produced WS 92 16 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

126 M. CHAPOUTIER BILA-HAUT OCCULTUM LAPIDEM 2009 (5) Côtes du Roussillon. M. CHAPOUTIER BILA-HAUT OCCULTUM LAPIDEM 2011 (1) Côtes du Roussillon. scuffed label M. CHAPOUTIER BILA-HAUT V.I.T. VILLAGES LATOUR 2010 (1) Côtes du Roussillon. scuffed & raised label 7 bts.

per lot $200 - $400

BOLLINGER BLANC DE NOIRS BRUT VIEILLES VIGNES FRANÇAISES 2000 (2, OWC X 2) Champagne. The 2000 Brut Blanc de Noirs Vieilles Vignes Francaises emerges from the glass with an elegant, refined mousse that is captivating. Sweet, perfumed and layered, the 2000 VVF shows off superb grace and a long, vibrant finish. This is an especially elegant and understated version of this Champagne. My preference is to drink VVF before age 20. Bollinger’s VVF is one of Champagne’s rarest and most iconic wines. Just a few thousand bottles are made each year from Pinot Noir grafted onto pre-phylloxera rootstocks in Ay and Bouzy. This bottle was disgorged in July, 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020. Dec 2009 Very Rare Champagne. Only 3,750 bottles produced. Bottles are numbered #0002 and #0013. WA 94 3 bts.

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LOUIS ROEDERER CHAMPAGNE CRISTAL BRUT 2009 (OC) Champagne.

POL ROGER CUVÉE SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL 2002 (2) Champagne.

Deep pinot-driven presence is the first and lasting impression. Power with control. Superfine bead, bread and spiced biscuits, candied ripe red fruits and a sense of tightknit complexity. Some grapefruit, lemon pith & gently flinty notes too - impressive nose. In the mouth it is rich, powerful, mouth-filling and flavorsome with a core of the same biscuity red fruit flavor, savory nutty notes and a wrap of assertive, persistent acidity that holds rich powerful flavor deep and focused whilst maintaining a polished, gently creamy texture. Long chalky bread and biscuit finish. July 2015 jamessuckling.com WS 95 JS 97

WA 96 JS 97

Fabulous aromas of dried apple, cream, mango and ginger follow through to a full, dense palate, but it’s very, very fine. The bead is so, so fine. The texture is like silk. Truly superb quality. I love the contrast between richness and freshness. It builds slow on the palate and finishes so long and rich. This was 10 years on the lees. Mostly pinot noir. So superlative to drink. This follows 2000, 1999, 1996 and 1995. March 2015 jamessuckling.com WA 95 JS 97

1 mag.

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per lot $600 - $800

129 LOUIS ROEDERER CHAMPAGNE CRISTAL BRUT 2007 Champagne. This Champagne comes along in a golden color and with a deep and maturd, yet well-defined bouquet of ripe yellow fruits and honey notes. Full-bodied, round and very complex, the generous 2007 is a perfect mix of ripe fruit and precise minerality. It is a silky textured, pure and precise, as well as powerful and expressive Champagne. It has great tension and grip in the very long and persistent finish. Great expression of chalk. June 2016 Drink: 2016-2030 WA 95 JS 96 1 bt.

per lot $200 - $400

130 LOUIS ROEDERER CHAMPAGNE CRISTAL BRUT 2009 (OC) Champagne. A very rich and full-bodied Cristal that harks back to 2006 or 1989 in style. It’s round and rich, which underlies the ripeness of the vintage. Lots of dried-apple and pineapple character with bread dough and flan flavors. The bubbles are so fine you almost don’t notice them. Very vinous style. Drink now. October 2016 jamessuckling.com WA 96 JS 97 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

132 LOUIS ROEDERER CHAMPAGNE CRISTAL BRUT 2009 (OC) Champagne. WA 96 JS 97 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

HENRIOT ROSÉ CHAMPAGNE BRUT 2008 (1) Champagne. MOET & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE ROSÉ NV (1 MAG.) Champagne. CHAMPAGNE NICOLAS FEUILLATTE BRUT NV (1 MAG.) Champagne. POL ROGER CHAMPAGNE EXTRA BRUT NV (2) Champagne. POMMERY CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE LOUISE 2002 (1) Champagne. VEUVE CLICQUOT CHAMPAGNE BRUT NV (1 MAG.) Champagne. scuffed capsule 4 bts. & 3 mags.

POL ROGER CUVÉE SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL 2004 (2 MAG., OC X 2) Champagne. An intense golden-yellow color dresses the Pol Roger prestige cuvée 2004 Sir Winston Churchill, which opens with a clear, deep, dense, ripe, fresh, pure and elegant bouquet of matured apples, apricots and lemon flavors along with exciting spicy flavors. Although this Brut is already more than 11-years-old, it is dewfresh and still developing--slowly. This Champagne is highly complex and well structured on the palate, with grapefruit flavors; it is a full-bodied and intense, yet very firm, persistent, fresh and very elegant assemblage of unnamed Grand Cru Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. It reveals a very long and complex, powerful but stimulating finish, and obviously, an eternal youth. The finish is powerful and stringent, and reveals a great, great aging potential. The wine is somewhat restrained and too compact at the moment though, and should benefit from a longer bottle aging. March 2016 WS 94 WA 95+ 2 bts. & 2 mags.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

per lot $500 - $700

135 KRUG CHAMPAGNE GRANDE CUVÉE Champagne. 1 x scuffed capsule WS 98 4 bts.

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KRUG CHAMPAGNE BRUT 1979 (OC) Champagne.

KRUG CLOS D’AMBONNAY BLANC DE NOIRS 2000 (OWC) Champagne.

DOM PÉRIGNON CUVÉE DOM PERIGNON 1971 (2) Champagne. u. 1 x 2.5 cm. 1 x 3 cm. 2 x scraped labels, 1 x stained label

WS 95 1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

137 KRUG CHAMPAGNE BRUT 2002 (OC) Champagne. The much-anticipated 2002 has impeccable detail and depth with a lot of chalky, stony and flinty elements on the nose as well as a very fresh edge. The nose is very complex and wound up tight but presents itself as very integrated and compressed. There are aromas of lemon rind, lime juice and a lime custard all at once, complemented in turn by a super-restrained hazelnut-like edge. Undertones of brown mushrooms, chalky minerals and lemon leaf. The palate has a core of sizzlingly intense, concentrated chardonnay framed with in a powerful phenolic structure that will underpin the future of this Champagne. Flawlessly fresh and as perfect as it gets. Give this time as it needs to settle: best from 2020 and then for another decade beyond. October 2016 jamessuckling.com JS 100 4 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

138 KRUG CHAMPAGNE BRUT 2002 (OC) Champagne.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

139 KRUG CHAMPAGNE BRUT 2002 (OC) Champagne. JS 100 4 bts.

1 bt.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

per lot $2,000 - $2,400

141 KRUG CHAMPAGNE CLOS DU MESNIL BLANC DE BLANCS 2002 (2, OWC) Champagne. This is very silky and focused, offering gently creamy moments before twisting towards a composed, restricted and compressed chalk-like finish. It delivers an impression of chardonnay that captures incredible richness, fleshiness, persistence and power. Yet the acidity is staggering while being simultaneously perfectly balanced. Drink now but this will have a lot more to come after 2020. October 2016 jamessuckling.com Bottle #08625 and #08651 of 13,278 bottles produced. JS 100 KRUG CHAMPAGNE CLOS DU MESNIL BLANC DE BLANCS 2003 (1, OWC) Champagne. Bottle # 6811 of 8,671 bottles produced. WS 97 3 bts.

JS 100 4 bts.

Bottle #2987 of 5,158 bottles produced. Very rare champagne. Only five Vintages produced to this date: 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2002 WS 95

per lot $4,000 - $5,000

DOM PÉRIGNON CHAMPAGNE 2002 (1 MAG.) Champagne. The 2002 Dom Perignon is at first intensely floral, with perfumed jasmine that dominates the bouquet. With time in the glass the wine gains richness as the flavors turn decidedly riper and almost tropical. Apricots, passion fruit and peaches emerge from this flashy, opulent Dom Perignon. The wine’s volume makes it approachable today, but readers in search of more complexity will want to cellar this for at least a few years to allow for some of the baby fat to drop off. Geoffroy describes the vintage as very ripe and adds that some of the Chardonnay showed the ill-effects of the hot growing season in the somewhat burned, dehydrated fruit that came in that year. This bottle was disgorged in July 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2032. December 2010 WA 96 2 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

143 BERTANI AMARONE RECIOTO DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE 1964 Veneto. u. 4 x 4cm. 2 x 4.5cm 6 bts.

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CASANOVA DI NERI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO CERRETALTO 2010 Tuscany.

CASTELLO DI AMA CHIANTI CLASSICO SAN LORENZO GRAN SELEZIONE 2010 Tuscany.

COSTAMAGNA BAROLO ROCCHE DELL’ANNUNZIATA 2012 Piedmonte. 1 x scuffed label

WS 95

Aromas and flavors of dried berry, chocolate, peach and prunes follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a dried-fruit finish. Drink or hold. Very ripe fruit character. August 2014 jamessuckling JS 94

Here is a stunning wine that exudes excellence in primary material and winemaking craft. Man and nature come together with perfect precision and harmony in the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto. The balance is exquisite. Bold cherry and blackberry notes are followed by crushed mineral, licorice, smoke and lightly fragrant cedar. The wine also shows convincing power and volume. It spreads evenly over the palate, and its flavor intensity can be counted over many long minutes. Cerretalto is beautifully concentrated and rich, but it is never too heavy or dense. This is an Italian icon that is still drinking young now, but it has an exciting world of possibility ahead. I think we’d all like to come along for the ride.February 2018 jamessuckling.com 1 of 8 Italian wines to get 100 points from WA. Only 825 cases produced. WA 100 JS 100 9 bts.

per lot $3,500 - $4,000

145 CASTELGIOCONDO MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010 Tuscany. u. 12 x bn. Aromas of warm stones, dark fruits and walnuts follow to a full body, soft tannins and a savory finish. This shows ripe fruit and salty undertones that give it a wonderful juiciness. It’s dense and tight now but will give so much pleasure in the future. Best ever from here. Drink or hold. October 2015 jamessuckling.com JS 97 12 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

146 CASTELGIOCONDO MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010 Tuscany. u. 9 bn. JS 97 9 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

9 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

148 CASTELLO DI AMA CHIANTI CLASSICO SAN LORENZO GRAN SELEZIONE 2010 Tuscany. 6 x wrinkled labels WS 95 6 bts.

per lot $200 - $400

149 CASTELLO DI BROLIO CHIANTI CLASSICO BARONE RICASOLI 2011 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. A wine with lots of blueberries and mushrooms on the nose and palate. Full body, with chewy tannins that are polished and attractive. Long, intense flavours. Gorgeous. Perhaps the best Castello di Brolio since 1997. November 2013 jamessuckling.com JS 96 9 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

150 CONTI COSTANTI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA VENDEMMIA 2010 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 6 x scuffed labels 6 bts.

per lot $800 - $1100

6 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

152 GAJA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO PIEVE SANTA RESTITUTA 2010 Tuscany. 6 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

153 GAJA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RENNINA PIEVE SANTA RESTITUTA 2010 Tuscany. An outstanding surprise, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a monumental wine. The Rennina single vineyard is said to be more feminine compared to the bolder fruit sourced in the nearby Sugarille cru. But in the 2010 vintage, you definitely get a compelling sense of power, density and extraction. What distinguishes the wine is the delicate mineral signature that appears through the thick texture of the fruit. It’s like background music that gives cozy ambiance to an elaborately furnished ballroom. I consider the 2010 Rennina a masterpiece and, again, I just don’t know how Angelo Gaja does it. He is the winemaker with the Midas touch. Truth be told, the wine does lack territory-driven typicity. But it’s just so darn good, it hardly matters. It will continue its evolution for 10-20 years. Congratulations. February 2015 WA 97 6 bts.

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GIACOMO ASCHERI BAROLO SORANO 2010 Piedmonte.

TENUTA DELL’ORNELLAIA LE SERRE NUOVE 2011 Tuscany. u. 4 x bn. 8 x scuffed labels

One of the things I have learned over the years is that you can count on Angelo Gaja to make a strong showing in just about any tasting. Yes, I know, Sperss is not Barolo (a small percentage of Barbera is added), but at its core the wine captures the essence of Serralunga and is as representative of these hillside vineyards as any Barolo. Dark tar, smoke, leather, spices, menthol and black cherries all make an appearance in this muscular, full-throttle wine. While the vast majority of 1998 Barolos can be enjoyed today, the 1998 Sperss could use another few years in the cellar. It isn’t a crime to open a bottle today, but this is one of the few 1998s that still has upside potential. Simply put, the 1998 Sperss is a jewel. March 2009 WA 95 1 5 ltr.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

11 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

WA 94

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8 bts.

BRANCAIA ILATRAIA MAREMMA TOSCANA 2010 (2) Tuscany. u. 2 x bn.

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PIEROPAN SOAVE CLASSICO LA ROCCA 2011 (5) Veneto. DOMINI VILLAE LANTA LO ZOCCOLAIO BACCANERA 2010 (1) Piedmonte. u. ts, scuffed label 8 bts.

per lot $200 - $400

LUCE DELLA VITE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010 Tuscany. Very powerful aromas of blackberry, fresh mushroom, iron, spice and lightly grilled meat. Full body with layers of fruit and earth character. Decadent and intense. It’s a phenomenal wine. Incredibly layered and muscular. Better than the legendary 2006? Built for aging. Better in 2018. October 2015 jamessuckling.com Only 1,667 cases made. JS 100

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GAJA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO SUGARILLE PIEVE SANTA RESTITUTA 2010 Tuscany.

TENUTA DELL’ORNELLAIA LE SERRE NUOVE 2011 Tuscany. u. vts.

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The Gaja family’s 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille opens to striking intensity and beauty that is apparent even as you pour the wine from the bottle. The wine’s appearance is dark and so perfectly saturated with dark garnet and ruby highlights. On the nose, it shows infinite aromas of dark fruit, plum, dried figs, licorice, grilled herbs, cola and so much more. The complexity is outstanding. The Sugarille single vineyard delivers power and structure that gives this wine such a firm presence on the palate. But you also get a great sense of the quality of fruit that was harvested in 2010. Angelo Gaja skipped the 2009 vintage. But this vintage makes up for the loss with its long aging potential. This is an amazing wine to put way at the back of your cellar for ten years or more. What a delight. February 2015 1,500 cases produced. WS 96 WA 96 JS 97

A gorgeous wine, the 2011 Bolgheri Rosso Le Serre Nuovo dell-Ornellaia (57% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot and 12% Cabernet Franc) opens with an inky dark, almost impenetrable appearance and beautifully chiseled but abundantly intense - aromas of blackberry, dried cherry, rum cake, leather, moist pipe tobacco and chewy black licorice. The balance and harmony are seductive and impressive and the wine lasts many long seconds on the palate. Noticeable tannic backbone gives us hope in its cellar potential. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. August 2013 WA 94

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per lot $300 - $500

1 3 ltr.

per lot $300 - $500

per lot $500 - $700

per lot $600 - $800

LUCE DELLA VITE TENUTA LUCE DELLA VITE 2008 (OWC X 2) Tuscany. Aromas of dark berries, currants, toasted oak and chocolate. Full and velvety, with soft and silky tannins and a long delicious finish. I really appreciate the balance to this. September 2011 jamessuckling.com JS 95 2 3 ltrs.

per lot $800 - $1,000

162 LUCE DELLA VITE TENUTA LUCE DELLA VITE 2008 (OWC X 2) Tuscany. JS 95 2 3 ltrs.

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MASI AMARONE AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CAMPOLONGO DI TORBE 2006 Veneto. u. 1 x 1cm. 1 x 1.5cm

MARCHESI LODOVICO A. MASSETO 1995 (1) Tuscany. scraped label

This is clearly the greatest Luce ever. A wine with currants and blueberries with hints of flowers and spices. A full bodied red with with lots of chocolate, berry and vanilla character. Chewy. Juicy. Better in 2015 to soften and come together. Fabulous blend of 45% sangiovese and 55% merlot. September 2013 jamessuckling. com JS 98 1 mag.

per lot $200 - $400

164 LUCE DELLA VITE TENUTA LUCE DELLA VITE 2010 Tuscany.

per lot $800 - $1,000

165 IL MARRONETO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO MADONNA DELLE GRAZIE 2010 Tuscany. The wine opens to a beautifully saturated ruby color with vibrant crimson highlights. It shows an enormous sense of inner energy and vitality characteristic only of the best quality grapes. It continues to deliver crisp tones of small forest berry, pressed violets, wet earth, white truffle, licorice, balsam herb and all the other lovely aromas that are so distinctive in wines from this stunning part of Tuscany. The tannins are firm and linear, adding a great sense of support at the back and lingering persistency. The wine is profoundly beautiful today and shows all the criteria necessary for 20 years or more of cellar aging. Brunello Madonna Delle Grazie represents the enormous promise of Montalcino. February 2015 Drink: 2017-2035 Around 400 cases produced per vintage. 1 of 8 Italian wines to get 100 points from Wine Advocate. WA 100 5 bts.

3 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

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JS 98 8 bts.

Spellbinding aromas of nuts, spices, dried flowers and dried fruits. This is amazing wine with such depth of fruit and chewy, velvety tannins. It is big yet agile with wonderful texture and layers of fruit. It goes on for minutes. The structure is mind-boggling yet so polished. The mouthfeel is amazing, most likely from the volcanic soil in which the Campolongo vineyard’s best grapes grow. November 2013 jamessuckling.com Only 1,258 cases made. JS 98

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

MASI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA COSTASERA 1997 (5) Veneto. From Masi’s library cellars, the 1997 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Costasera is a super-successful experiment in longevity. The Boscaini family has been making wine at Masi since 1964 and this winery has one of the largest (and best-kept) collections of old vintages. Masi is in a special position to offer older vintages and they do so now thanks to the Masi Boscaini Collezione Grandi Annate program that this wine is part of. Tertiary aromas are in full view here and you get lingering touches of cured meat, Indian spice, dried fruit and rum cake. The fruit is dark and dried, but it still plays an important role in the wine’s overall definition. Especially attractive are the drying mineral notes of pencil shaving and brimstone. December 2014 WA 96 MASI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA COSTASERA 2010 (1) Tuscany. MASI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA MAZZANO 2006 (4) Veneto. Only 1,183 cases produced. WA 94 JS 94 10 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

A mature wine with berry, chocolate and mineral aromas and flavors. It shows extremely well for a less than perfect vintage. It’s full and round with a wonderful silky tannin texture. It’s so savory. This has come together beautifully with age. Drink or hold. July 2014 jamessuckling. com JS 95 TENUTA DELL’ORNELLAIA MASSETO 1998 (1) Tuscany. This is a good example of how the 1998 vintage was better in the region of Bolgheri than 1997. It shows superb fruit with berry and chocolate character and hints of nuts and dark fruit. It’s still full-bodied with chewy yet polished tannins. This is tight and like a wine 10 years younger. Decant three or four hours before serving. July 2014 jamessuckling.com WA 97 JS 99 TENUTA DELL’ORNELLAIA MASSETO 1999 (1) Tuscany. This is sometimes overlooked by Masseto lovers. It shows the precision and finesse of a top Masseto with firm tannins and bright blueberry and violet character with a long fresh finish. It’s full-bodied, and so very polished with wonderful texture. Drink or hold. July 2014 jamessuckling.com WA 95 JS 95 3 bts.

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TENUTA DELL’ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2001 Tuscany.

TENUTA DELL’ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2011 Tuscany.

This is clearly a perfect wine and just now starting to open and show you its sheer beauty. It’s balanced with fascinating rosemary and dark fruit character that turns to plums and light chocolate. It finally softens at the finish and shows a stunning fruit and acid tension. Finally softening and showing it true greatness. July 2014 jamessuckling.com WS 100 JS 100

JS 100

2 bts.

Fantastic aromas of lavender, rosemary, violets and currants. Full body, a wonderful concentration of fruit yet tense and taunt energy. The new wood is exposed now but will become integrated and polished. Give it three or four years together. The pure merlot magic is there. The 2011 was a perfect wine, and this is very close indeed. Drink in 2019. August 2015 jamessuckling.com JS 99

per lot $2,400 - $2,600

170 TENUTA DELL’ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2007 Tuscany. wrinkled label The estate’s 2007 Masseto is fabulous. Loads of black cherry, blackberry and cassis are intermingled with minerals, violets and French oak. This is an especially sensual Masseto that impresses for its clarity, intensity and length. The wine’s pedigree is impossible to miss, in fact in one of my blind tastings it was immediately identifiable; the class and sheer personality of Masseto came through in spades. October 2010 Drink: 2017-2027 WA 96 JS 97 1 bt.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

3 bts.

173 TENUTA DELL’ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2012 Tuscany.

2 bts.

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

174 TENUTA DELL’ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2012 Tuscany. JS 99 2 bts.

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

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pedigree with pride, but most importantly it offers the balance and integration to promise a long and healthy aging future. The 2013 vintage follows closely on the heels of the impeccable 2006 and 2010 vintages in terms of cellaring potential. This is definitely a bottle that should interest collectors. October 2016 WS 97 WA 97 JS 98

TENUTA DELL’ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2013 (OWC) Tuscany. The 2013 Masseto paints a glorious picture of Tuscany. It captures an inspired moment in time and walks an impressive tightrope between power and elegance. In my preview tasting last year, I noticed the firm textural richness of the 2013 vintage and the crystalline sharpness of its aromas. Thanks to 12 additional months of bottle aging, that impression is evermore constant and concrete. The focus is there, yet the wine has also fleshed out and put on more velvety definition especially in terms of mouthfeel. It wears its

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176 TENUTA DELL’ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2013 (OWC) Tuscany. WA 97 JS 98 1 mag.

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177 ALTESINO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO MONTOSOLI RISERVA 2010 Tuscany. Beautiful aromas of dark fruits and minerals. Full-bodied, succulent and chewy. It’s tight and stony. Lots of black olives and wet earth under the fruit. Bright and linear wine with beautiful layers. October 2015 jamessuckling.com 1,300 cases made. WS 98 WA 96 JS 97 6 bts.

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178 ALTESINO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO MONTOSOLI RISERVA 2010 Tuscany. WS 98 WA 96 JS 97 5 bts.

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ORNELLAIA VENDEMMIA D’ARTISTA L’ELEGANZA 2013 (1) Tuscany. scuffed label

This is a really balanced and beautiful year with chocolate, currant and walnut character. Medium body and fine and silky tannins. Shows autumnal and light mushroom undertones. Just moving into its maturity. A warm yet fresh vintage. November 2016 jamessuckling.com WS 97 JS 96

Amazing graphite and violet aromas with dark fruits. Medium to full body, ultra-velvety tannins and a long and beautiful finish. Formed and tight. I love the fresh ginger underneath it all. This has a cool profile to the wine. So approachable yet this has wonderful length. November 2016 jamessuckling.com WA 96 JS 98

TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 2011 (1 MAG.) Tuscany.

ORNELLAIA VENDEMMIA D’ARTISTA SPECIAL EDITION 2011 (12) Tuscany. 1 x scuffed label

Love the aromas to this red with currants, blackberries and hints of dark truffles. Full-bodied, with beautifully crafted tannins that are creamy and seamless. One of best Orenos ever made since its inception in 1999. November 2014 jamessuckling.com JS 96 TENUTA SETTE PONTI ORMA 2011 (9) Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. Best Paleo ever here. Incredible concentration of fruit, yet racy and balanced. The palate is crazy. It’s like chocolate olive oil cake. Beautiful fruit, with dark berries, olive leaf and chocolate. Love the texture. The best pure Cabernet Franc on earth? Can’t wait to drink it. Better in 2014. August 2011 jamessuckling. com JS 97 12 bts.

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Tuscany.

25th Anniversary Label Poured from the special anniversary bottle, 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 seamless-seamless-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. Aug 2013 Drink: 2016-2030 WA 97+ 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

This shows incredible concentration with dark-berry, dark-chocolate, mint and rosemary character. Full body with a superb depth of fruit and polished tannins. It’s chewy but caressing. This needs at least four or five years to come around. Powerful and intense. Yet it remains fresh and bright. September 2014 jamessuckling.com Special Gold Label - I’infinito WS 98 JS 96 TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 2013 (3) Tuscany. 1 x scraped label Amazing graphite and violet aromas with dark fruits. Medium to full body, ultra-velvety tannins and a long and beautiful finish. Formed and tight. I love the fresh ginger underneath it all. This has a cool profile to the wine. So approachable yet this has wonderful length. November 2016 jamessuckling.com JS 98 4 bts. & 1 mag.

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Edition #6, Ornellaia 2011 Vendemmia D’ARTISTA L’Infinito’s label is interpreted by Canadian artist, Rodney Graham, for the June 12, 2014 charity auction in favor of the AGO Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. 13 bts.

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183 PALAZZO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010 (7) Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. Wonderful aromas of salt, savory dried meat and red fruits. Bacon too. This is full body, with chewy tannins and a long and intense finish. It’s like a tightly knit ball of cashmere thread. Superb. Made from four hectares of vineyards. January 2015 jamessuckling.com JS 98 LE MACCHIOLE PALEO 2008 (3) Tuscany. Best Paleo ever here. Incredible concentration of fruit, yet racy and balanced. The palate is crazy. It’s like chocolate olive oil cake. Beautiful fruit, with dark berries, olive leaf and chocolate. Love the texture. The best pure Cabernet Franc on earth? Can’t wait to drink it. Better in 2014. August 2011 jamessuckling. com JS 97 10 bts.

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GUISEPPE QUINTARELLI RECIOTO DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO RISERVA 1980 (2) Tuscany. u. 2 x 1.5 cm, 2 x scraped labels

RENIERI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA 2010 Tuscany. 6 x scuffed labels

A firm and fresh red with lots of lemon, dried fruit and generosity. Full and firm yet bright and lively. A fun combination of structure and bright fruit to this. Drink or hold. February 2016 jamessuckling. com Only 416 cases made. JS 94 9 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

185 GUISEPPE QUINTARELLI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO RISERVA 1990 Veneto. u. 2 x 1.5 cm Only 205 cases produced. 2 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

186 GUISEPPE QUINTARELLI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA RISERVA CLASSICO SUPERIORE 1983 Tuscany. u. 2 x 2cm, 1 x 2.5cm, 2 x bin-soiled labels 3 bts.

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187 GUISEPPE QUINTARELLI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE 1986 (1) Tuscany. u. 2cm GUISEPPE QUINTARELLI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE 1995 (5) Tuscany. u. 3 x 2 cm. 2 x 2.5 cm, 4 x scuffed labels, 1 x torn label 6 bts.

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GUISEPPE QUINTARELLI RECIOTO DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO RISERVA 1990 (4) Tuscany. u. 4 x 2 cm. 4 scraped labels Exceptional sweet red with gorgeous clove, cinnamon, berry, floral and mace character. Full-bodied, yet balanced and fine. Long finish. Irresistible. Where is the venison? April 2001 jamessuckling.com JS 94 6 bts.

per lot $1,700 - $1,900

189 GUISEPPE QUINTARELLI ROSSO DEL BEPI VENETO 2005 Veneto. 9 x scuffed labels The 2005 Rosso del Bepi is made with the same blend of grapes found in the Valpolicella Superiore. Only in the case of this wine, the entire mass of fruit sees a four-month appassimento cycle. The wine is aged in large oak casks for eight years. A severe hail storm in 2005 reduced yields. The fruit was good in that vintage, but not good enough to become Amarone. All that potential got locked into this wine instead. Despite its age, the Rosso del Bepi offers surprising freshness and crispness with delineated tones of dried cherry and pressed rose. This wine has more decades of cellar aging locked within. May 2017 Only 205 cases produced. WA 95 10 bts.

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A young Brunello with precision and complexity showing violets, blackberries, bramble berries, tea leaf and minerals. Stone undertones, too. Full body, a compressed palate and firm and velvety tannins. Powerful and long. Truly fantastic. Breathtaking. Better in 2018. November 2016 jamessuckling.com 1,000 cases produced. JS 100 6 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

191 RENIERI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA 2010 Tuscany. 6 x scuffed labels JS 100 6 bts.

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Tuscany. u. 11 x bn. 1 x scuffed label

Perfect aromas to this red with licorice, stone, peach pit, plum, leather and iron. Full body, fine, silky tannins that support a deep, rich fruit concentration showing black fruit, Tuscan dust and oyster shell. Needs four or five years to soften but an amazing finish. January 2015 jamessuckling.com WS 95 JS 96 11 bts.

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TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2012 (1 MAG., OWC) Tuscany.

SIRO PACENTI VECCHIE VIGNE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010 (10) Tuscany.

Lots of lavender, minerals and black currants on the nose. Turns to blackberries. Full body, ultra-refined tannins and an exquisite finish. This is all about delicacy, finesse and grace. Yet there is a solid core of ripe tannins giving it backbone and outstanding form. Just opening now. Very pretty. November 2016 jamessuckling.com JS 95

Complex aromas of walnut, dark fruit, stone, oyster shell, chalk and dried fruits. This shows fabulous intensity and balance with layer upon layer of fruit and polished tannins. Builds on the palate. It goes on for minutes. Better in 2019. December 2014 jamessuckling.com 2,500 cases produced. JS 100

I am happy to see this holding on so well after not tasting it for years. It was always a richer and softer Sassicaia due to the hot growing season. I drank this in Cannes, France, yesterday with some friends and it now shows a soft and delicious character with dried fruits, spice and mushroom and hints of herbs. Full-bodied, silky and velvety. Round and clean. Drink or hold. But wonderful and sassy now. June 2016 jamessuckling.com WA 93 JS 93 4 bts.

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194 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2010 Tuscany. u. 1 x bn. 7 x scuffed labels The 2010 Sassicaia was just released and it’s an outstanding bottle. I think that people are going to love this newest Sass. The red is very aromatic with currant, dried berry, cocoa bean, and hints of wood. It’s full-bodied, with intense yet very polished tannins and a long finish. It’s very refined and beautiful with a tangy finish. The Cabernet Franc comes through here at the finish. Lively. Hard not to drink now. June 2013 jamessuckling.com WA 94 JS 94 9 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,400

TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2013 (1 MAG., OWC) Tuscany. Extra time in the bottle has awarded wiggle room for profound precision and focused detailing. The wine’s complexity emerges slowly with subtle notes of savory spice and tobacco. There is power and depth here, especially in terms of the mouthfeel. As the wine evolves in the glass, it begins to show ethereal tones of road paving, tar and licorice. This Sassicaia should go straight into the cellar. April 2017 Drink: 2018-2040 WA 97 SIRO PACENTI DI PACENTI GIANCARLO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2008 (1) Tuscany. SIRO PACENTI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO VECCHIE VIGNE 2010 (9) Tuscany. Complex aromas of walnut, dark fruit, stone, oyster shell, chalk and dried fruits. This shows fabulous intensity and balance with layer upon layer of fruit and polished tannins. Builds on the palate. It goes on for minutes. Better in 2019. December 2014 jamessuckling.com 2,500 cases produced. JS 100 10 bts. & 2 mags.

per lot $1,800 - $2,100

SOLAIA MARCHESI ANTINORI 2012 (1 MAG.) Tuscany. Extremely perfumed with violet, currant and berry character. Hints of sandalwood. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a vivid and fresh finish. Mineral and stone undertones. Really excellent. Drink or hold.May 2017 jamessuckling.com JS 97 MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2010 (1) Tuscany. One of the best Tignanellos ever made. Aromas of currants and blueberries with hints of flowers. Full body with fine tannins and a refined finish. A red that delivers balance and beauty. Rich and gorgeous. Blend of sangiovese and cabernet sauvignon. Better in 2015. November 2013 jamessuckling.com WS 92 WA 94 JS 96 MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2011 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. WA 93 12 bts. & 1 mag.

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BODEGAS MUGA ENEA MUGA GRAND RESERVA 2006 (1) Rioja, Spain.

I tend to drink Alto Moncayo during its first 5-6 years of life. Although I was sure they had aging potential, I did not realize just how much longevity these wines possess. They are generally full-bodied, powerful (with at least 15.5% natural alcohol), concentrated, rich wines made from very old vines and tiny yields. If you are not into flavor concentration or care about artisanal wines from great terroirs that have been ignored for centuries, this may not be the wine for you. Not one of these ten vintages was close to full maturity. I gave perfect scores to the prodigious 2007 and 2009, two of the greatest expressions of old vine Grenache from the province of Aragon that anyone could have desire. The both possess plenty of black raspberry, blackberry, kirsch and licorice characteristics as well as an undeniable minerality and precision that are remarkable given their full-bodied, massive concentration and intensity. November 2013 Very rare, only about 1,000 cases produced for each vintage. WA has only awarded 18 Spanish wines 100 points! WA 100 6 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

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TORRES MAS LA PLANA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009 (1) Penadès, Spain.

BODEGAS ALTO MONCAYO VERATON 2011 (6) Aragon, Spain.

TORRES MAS LA PLANA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010 (1) Penadès, Spain.

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CORTES DE CIMA ARAGONEZ VINHO REGIONAL ALENTEJANO 2011 (1) Portugal.

per lot $600 - $800

200 BODEGAS FAUSTINO I GRAND RESERVA 2001 Rioja, Spain. 10 x scuffed labels

15 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

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#1 in Decanter’s Top 50 Wines 2013

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CORTES DE CIMA INCÓGNITO VINHO REGIONAL ALENTEJANO 2011 (1) Portugal.

per lot $500 - $700

BODEGAS FAUSTINO I GRAND RESERVA 2001 Rioja, Spain. 6 x scuffed labels #1 in Decanter’s Top 50 Wines 2013 12 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

204 CROFT VINTAGE PORTO 2011 Douro, Portugal. WS 97 2 mags. per lot $400 - $600

205 TAYLOR FLADGATE PORTO VINTAGE 2011 Douro, Portugal. The palate is sweet and sensual on the entry, plush and opulent, with copious black cherries, boysenberry and cassis fruit, curiously more reminiscent of Fonseca! It just glides across the palate with a mouth-coating, glycerine-tinged finish that has a wonderful lightness of touch, demonstrating how Vintage Port is so much more accessible in its youth nowadays. But don’t let that fool you into dismissing the seriousness or magnitude of this outstanding Taylor’s. Tasted May 2013 June 2013 WS 97 WA 98 2 mags. per lot $400 - $600


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CAYMUS VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 40TH ANNIVERSARY 2012 Napa Valley.

For the third time in one evening, a wine that I scored 100 points was poured blind and this time – perfection! This is the greatest bottle of 4’ 8 Taylors that I have ever encountered. It has a bouquet that you want to wrap up, take home and mount on your mantelpiece. Indescribably pure scents of raspberry, leather, truffle, granite and minerals. You could pick each scent from the air. The palate is sheer perfection – you cannot envisage how a mature port could be any better. It is blessed with brilliant delineation, sensational power that is totally controlled and startling precision and tension on the finish. Heavenly. Drink now-2040. Tasted May 2012. November 2012 WA 100 1 bt.

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207 CAYMUS VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 40TH ANNIVERSARY 2012 Napa Valley. They appear to be immune to some of winedom’s less than intelligent trends and fads that we see from time to time, and the result is a spectacular 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary offering. Its dense purple/black color is followed by copious quantities of crème de cassis and blackberry fruit, silky tannins, a voluptuous texture and stunning purity as well as length. This full-bodied effort is a fabulous example of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a tribute to this amazing family. It is so good now, why wait? However, I’m sure that like most vintages of Caymus, it will last for 20-25 years. Amazing! 40th Anniversary Label October 2014 WA 96 9 bts.

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They appear to be immune to some of winedom’s less than intelligent trends and fads that we see from time to time, and the result is a spectacular 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary offering. Its dense purple/black color is followed by copious quantities of crème de cassis and blackberry fruit, silky tannins, a voluptuous texture and stunning purity as well as length. This full-bodied effort is a fabulous example of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a tribute to this amazing family. It is so good now, why wait? However, I’m sure that like most vintages of Caymus, it will last for 20-25 years. Amazing! October 2014 WA 96 5 bts.

210 CAYMUS VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL SELECTION 2010 (2) Napa Valley. The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection exhibits an opaque purple color, slightly more toasty oak in the aromatics, and explosive richness on the attack, mid-palate and length. The nose is slightly more restrained than in the regular bottling, but there is no doubting the Special Selection is a cut or two above the Napa bottling when it hits the palate. Extraordinary purity of fruit, creme de cassis, licorice and incense all emerge from this full-bodied, iconic classic. It can be enjoyed now and over the next 25+ years. October 2013 WA 98 CAYMUS VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL SELECTION 2011 (2) Napa Valley. A brilliant wine, and one of the stars of the vintage, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection boasts aromas of blueberry pie, blackberries, cassis and white flowers. It is a terrific success for the vintage. Drink: 2013-2025 WS 94 WA 95 4 bts.

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per lot $800 - $1,000

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DOMINUS ESTATE 1998 (1) Napa Valley. 1 x soiled label

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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/purple-colored wine reveals sweet caramel, mocha, creme de cassis and kirsch notes intermixed with a hint of espresso roast as well as underbrush. Ripe, long and full-bodied with well-integrated tannin, acidity, alcohol and wood, this prodigious 2001 is drinkable now and over the next 25+ years given this estate’s longevity track record. A virtually perfect wine, it is one of the most complex 2001s at present. WA 98 3 bts.

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WA 98 DOMINUS ESTATE 1999 (1) Napa Valley. DOMINUS ESTATE 2010 (1 MAG.) Napa Valley. Composed of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot, the stunning, full-bodied 2010 Dominus boasts an exceptional perfume of hoisin sauce, licorice, underbrush, forest floor, plums, black currants and jammy cherries intertwined with hints of cedar, baking spices and oak. Full-bodied and voluptuously textured, the 2010 is on a slightly faster evolutionary track than the 2009 (somewhat of an anomaly for these two vintages). This exquisite as well as prodigious 2010 can be drunk young, but it should age effortlessly for 20-25 years. Bravo! WA 100

The exuberance and drama in the stunning nose of the dense plum-colored 2012 Dominus offers up notes of Asian spice, ripe, black currants, kirsch, tobacco leaf and Christmas fruitcake. It is full-bodied and opulent, with no hard edges, a seamless integration of acidity, wood and tannin and a density and richness that are built to go on for 25-30 years. WA 98+ 6 bts.

per lot $1,500 - $1,800

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This special label was designed for their 30th vintage. Very opaque purple in color, super-pure and intense, this wine has low acidity, but ripe, noticeable tannins. This is a 30- to 40-year wine and a profound effort from this famous vineyard in Yountville. Drink it over the next 40+ years. October 2015 Drink: 2015-2055 WA 100 JS 100 2 bts.

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

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AUSTIN HOPE SYRAH HOPE FAMILY VINEYARD 2010 (3) Paso Robles. 1 x scuffed label

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per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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per lot $2,600 - $3,000

225 DOMINUS ESTATE 2013 (OWC) Napa Valley. WA 100 JS 100 6 bts.

per lot $2,600 - $3,000

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L’AVENTURE WINERY ESTATE CUVÉE 2010 (3) Paso Robles. The 2010 Estate Cuvee is an infant that still has a jammy, unevolved character. Showing every bit as good as when I tasted it on release, it offers up a stunning bouquet of blackberry, cassis, chocolate, graphite and liquid smoke that flows to a full-bodied, layered and decidedly pure profile on the palate. Shining as much for its elegance and purity as for its richness and depth, it possesses fine tannin, good acidity and a big finish. Give it 4-5 years in the cellar and enjoy it through 2030. Jun 2014 Only 1,350 cases made. WA 97

HARLAN ESTATE PROPRIETARY RED 2007 (1) Napa Valley.

L’AVENTURE WINERY ESTATE CUVÉE 2012 (9) Paso Robles.

Dense plum/purple-colored with sweet aromas of barbecue smoke, blueberries, blackberries, cassis, licorice, hot rocks and subtle oak, it is a splendidly opulent, pure wine with a skyscraper-like texture as well as stunningly deep fruit that expands gracefully across the palate. The finish lasts nearly a full minute. This wine will still be going strong at age 25-30. December 2010 Only 1,370 cases made. WA 100

Even better, yet more forward and open, the 2012 Estate Cuvee checks in as a blend of 57% Syrah, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Petit Verdot. It’s another awesome release form Stephan that possesses thrilling purity in its creme de cassis, licorice, toast, chocolate, and roasted meat-like aromas and flavors. Full-bodied and seamlessly constructed, with perfect integration of its fruit, tannin and alcohol, this beauty can be consumed anytime over the coming 15 years or so. Aug 2014 WA 98

HARLAN ESTATE PROPRIETARY RED 2012 (1) Napa Valley. Probably a candidate for perfection with another 4-5 years of bottle age, the wine is inky plum/purple to the rim and offers a gorgeous nose of scorched earth, blackberry and cassis, forest floor, and a floral, lavender-like component followed by deep, opulent, majestic flavors that caress the palate with high but sweet tannin. This wine can be drunk in several years and is likely another candidate for 30-50 years of cellaring. October 2015 Only 2,748 cases produced. WA 99+ 2 bts.

per lot $2,200 - $2,600

L’AVENTURE WINERY OPTIMUS ESTATE 2013 (6, OWC ) Paso Robles. WA 93 21 bts.

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PENFOLDS GRANGE BIN 95 2003 (1) South Australia.

Yields continued to increase in 2013, with just over 4,000 cases of wine from a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. This is another killer effort from Spottswoode. Inky bluish purple to the rim, it has hints of violets intermixed with sweet foresty notes, blackcurrants, chocolate and a touch of subtle smoke and earth. It is dense, with higher acidity and more noticeable structure than the 2012, but is as concentrated, dense and promising. Some patience is warranted in 2013, and I would suggest waiting another 5-6 years before pulling the cork on one. It is a 50-year wine at the very minimum and a great classic. August 2016 WA 99+

PENFOLDS GRANGE BIN 95 2005 (2) South Australia.

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. December 2015 WA 96 JS 97 6 bts.

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

232 PAHLMEYER MERLOT 2010 (1) Napa Valley. scraped label THE PRISONER WINE COMPANY THE PRISONER 2013 (1) Napa Valley. 2 bts.

per lot $100 - $200

233 SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012 Napa Valley. The perfect 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Screaming Eagle is composed of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. Made in the classic, iconic Screaming Eagle style that the original proprietress, Jean Philipps, first showcased in the early 1990s, before the winery was sold to Stan Kroenke, the inky/purple-colored, seamless 2012 possesses an extraordinary set of aromatics consisting of pure blackcurrant liqueur, licorice, acacia flowers, graphite and a subtle hint of new oak. Full-bodied, opulent and voluptuous, this profound wine is as prodigious as I thought it would be last year when tasted from barrel. It should age effortlessly for 20 or more years. October 2014 Drink: 2014-2034 Only 820 cases produced. WA 100 JS 100 1 bt.

per lot $3,500 - $4,000

6 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

Containing just a dollop of 4.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2005 Grange is about 85%+ Barossa fruit with the remaining proportions coming from McLaren vale and Coonawarra. It was aged for 18 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads. The nose begins a bit animal with some smoked game, mincemeat and bacon notes emerging over the freshly crushed, sun-warmed blackberries, black currant cordial, earth, black truffles, anise and allspice. Rich and full with very firm very fine tannins and very crisp acid, it gives a long finish layered with coffee, mincemeat and toast. Drink it 2013 to 2025+. WS 97 WA 97 PENFOLDS GRANGE BIN 95 2007 (2) South Australia.

235 MOLLYDOOKER CARNIVAL OF LOVE SHIRAZ 2012 McLaren Vale, Australia. Very deep purple-black in color, the 100% Shiraz, single vineyard 2012 Carnival of Love exudes fragrant notes of warm blackberries, creme de cassis and dried mulberries intermingled with a lovely dried herb undercurrent, lavender, dark chocolate and anise. With a nice structure of medium to firm rounded tannins and a lively acid backbone, this very big, full and rich wine has a very long finish. February 2014 Drink it now to 2025+. WS 95 WA 95 7 bts.

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per lot $600 - $800

The 2007 Penfolds Grange is comprised of 97% Shiraz and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon coming predominately from Barossa vineyards with smaller proportions from Magill Estate and McLaren Vale. It was matured for 21 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads. Very deep garnet-purple in color, the nose is intensely scented of vibrant blueberry preserve, mulberry and kirsch aromas over hints of cedar, mocha, vanilla and anise. The full bodied palate is richly fruited with pure black berry and baking spice flavors offset by crisp acidity and a firm level of velvety tannins, finishing long. This is quite an opulent, forward Grange, which is very tempting to drink now, though of course will reward at least 5-10 years of cellaring and should keep to 2030+ May 2012 WS 94 WA 95 5 bts.

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DOMINUS ESTATE 2011 Napa Valley. 4 x scuffed labels

DOMINUS ESTATE 2013 Napa Valley.

2,000 cases produced. WS 95

JS 93

BOEKENHOUTSKLOLF THE CHOCOLATE BLOCK 2011 (2) Franschhoek, South Africa.

4 bts.

KLEIN CONSTANTIA VIN DE CONSTANCE NATURAL SWEET WINE 2009 (3, OC) South Africa. 1 x stained label It has an intense marmalade, dried apricot, beeswax and honeycomb scents, your quintessential Vin de Constance nose, and it seems to muster more vigor with aeration. The palate is well-balanced with a spicy tincture on the entry, slightly oxidative, with nutty notes infusing the thickly layered honeyed fruit with touches of papaya and mango toward the finish with touches of rosewater and gripe water (a children’s medicine for anyone without the privilege) on the aftertaste. Another superb Vin de Constance from Matthew Day. October 2014 WS 95 WA 94 8 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

240 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/purple-colored wine reveals sweet caramel, mocha, creme de cassis and kirsch notes intermixed with a hint of espresso roast as well as underbrush. Ripe, long and full-bodied with well-integrated tannin, acidity, alcohol and wood, this prodigious 2001 is drinkable now and over the next 25+ years given this estate’s longevity track record. A virtually perfect wine, it is one of the most complex 2001s at present. WA 98 2 bts.

238 LUCE DELLA VITE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2011 (OWC) Tuscany. This is fabulous for the vintage with blackberry, blueberry and toffee-barrel aromas and flavors. Full and very deep. Fine tannins. Bright finish. Very flashy and I like it. Drink or hold. February 2016. jamesuckling.com 1,667 cases produced. JS 95 8 bts.

per lot $900 - $1,100

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This special label was designed for their 30th vintage. Tasting note starts here: The 2013 Dominus is, to my way of thinking, one of the most profound wines Christian Moueix has yet made in his rather brilliant winemaking history, both in France and in Napa Valley. This wine, with very low yields of only 3,500 cases and a final blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc, offers up notes of cedar wood, forest floor, loamy soil and oodles of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit. Very opaque purple in color, super-pure and intense, this wine has low acidity, but ripe, noticeable tannins. This is a 30- to 40-year wine and a profound effort from this famous vineyard in Yountville. Drink it over the next 40+ years. October 2015 Drink: 2015-2055 WA 100 JS 100 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

243 DOMINUS ESTATE 2013 Napa Valley. WA 100 JS 100 2 bts.

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245 DOMINUS ESTATE 2013 Napa Valley. WA 100 JS 100 1 mag.

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TENUTA DELL’ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2013 (OWC) Tuscany.

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2010 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU L’IF 2012 Saint-Émilion. 1 x scuffed label

The 2013 Masseto paints a glorious picture of Tuscany. It captures an inspired moment in time and walks an impressive tightrope between power and elegance. In my preview tasting last year, I noticed the firm textural richness of the 2013 vintage and the crystalline sharpness of its aromas. Thanks to 12 additional months of bottle aging, that impression is evermore constant and concrete. The focus is there, yet the wine has also fleshed out and put on more velvety definition especially in terms of mouthfeel. It wears its pedigree with pride, but most importantly it offers the balance and integration to promise a long and healthy aging future. The 2013 vintage follows closely on the heels of the impeccable 2006 and 2010 vintages in terms of cellaring potential. This is definitely a bottle that should interest collectors. October 2016 WS 97 WA 97 JS 98 1 mag.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

247 CHÂTEAU PAPE CLÉMENT 2010 Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label Having tasted it four times in Bordeaux, and rating it perfect three times and 99 the fourth time, this final blend of 51% Merlot, 47.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1.5% Petit Verdot is perfection in a bottle. Tipping the scales at 14.5% natural alcohol, there are 8,000 cases of it. Its sublime elegance, the power, the medium to full-bodied texture, the silky tannins, the subtle notes of smoke, lead pencil shavings, black currants, charcoal, camphor, blueberry and cassis fruit are all remarkable. It is a rich, full-throttle wine, but the elegance and the great terroir of Pape Clement come through in abundance. It is slightly more developed and evolved than the 2005 was at a similar point in its evolution, but it certainly needs another 5-7 years to develop further nuances, which it surely will. This wine will last 3040+ years. February 2013 WA 100 6 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

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 often associated with its crossstreet neighbor, Mouton-Rothschild, creme de cassis, there are also some violets and other assorted floral notes. The wine has off-the-charts massiveness and intensity but never comes across as heavy, overbearing or astringent. Drink: 2021-2061 WA 100 6 bts.

per lot $1,600 - $2,000

249 CHÂTEAU L’IF 2012 Saint-Émilion. 1 x scuffed label Mind-bending aromas of red licorice, spices, bark and dark fruits. Yet reserved and balanced. The palate is phenomenal with compact fruit and polished tannins. It goes on for minutes. 62% merlot and 28% cabernet franc. This is the second vintage of Jacques Thienpont in St. Emilion with 7 hectares near Troplong Mondot. It’s stunning. The owner of Le Pin. November 2015 jamessuckling.com First commercialized vintage: 833 cases produced. JS 98 6 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,400

JS 98 6 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,400

251 CHÂTEAU L’IF 2012 Saint-Émilion. 2 x scuffed labels JS 98 6 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,400

252 CHÂTEAU L’IF 2012 Saint-Émilion. 2 x scuffed labels JS 98 6 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,400

253 CHÂTEAU PAPE CLÉMENT 2010 Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé Having tasted it four times in Bordeaux, and rating it perfect three times and 99 the fourth time, this final blend of 51% Merlot, 47.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1.5% Petit Verdot is perfection in a bottle. Tipping the scales at 14.5% natural alcohol, there are 8,000 cases of it. Its sublime elegance, the power, the medium to full-bodied texture, the silky tannins, the subtle notes of smoke, lead pencil shavings, black currants, charcoal, camphor, blueberry and cassis fruit are all remarkable. It is a rich, full-throttle wine, but the elegance and the great terroir of Pape Clement come through in abundance. It is slightly more developed and evolved than the 2005 was at a similar point in its evolution, but it certainly needs another 5-7 years to develop further nuances, which it surely will. This wine will last 3040+ years. February 2013 WA 100 6 bts.

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CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1995 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels. 1 x slightly raised cork

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1994 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé stained label

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

per lot $1,600 - $2,000

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A Selection of Wines from a Hamilton, Ontario Collection

2 bts.

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1995 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé 1 x scraped label As in most 1995s, the color remains a healthy dark plum/purple. One of the bigger wines of the vintage, the ripe, powerful Merlot component has buttressed the Cabernet elements, giving the wine plenty of body, tannin and La Mission’s classic asphalt, cassis, blackberry, smoky barbecue, meaty notes intermixed with a hint of hot rocks. The 1995 is still a young wine and I am beginning to wonder if this vintage overall will resemble 1975 rather than something with more charm? Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035? August 2012 WA 95+ per lot $1,500 - $1,700

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

260 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1995 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label. 1 x scraped capsule WA 95+ 2 bts.

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

261 CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1995 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé 2 x scuffed lablels WA 95+ 2 bts.

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per lot $1,500 - $1,700

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1995 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé 1 x scraped label WA 95+ per lot $1,500 - $1,700

Reminiscent of the 1995, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape is tight, structured and backward, with high acidity and tannin. Showing notes of blackcurrants, black raspberry, truffle, damp earth and cedar, with medium to full-bodied richness and depth, it needs another 3-5 years to reach the early stages of maturity, at which point it will hold for another decade or more. February 2015 Drink: 2017-2035 WA 95 DOMAINE DE LA CHARBONNIÈRE CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE CUVÉE MOURRE DES PERDRIX 1995 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 2 x 1 cm. 2 x wrinkled labels 5 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

BORGOGNO BAROLO LISTE STORICO 2000 (OC) Piedmonte. 6 bts.

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1995 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé 2 x wrinkled labels WA 95+ per lot $1,500 - $1,700

per lot $400 - $600

266 BORGOGNO BAROLO LISTE STORICO 2000 Piedmonte. 6 bts.

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per lot $400 - $600

267 GIACOMO BORGOGNO & FIGLI BAROLO RISERVA 1990 Piedmonte. u. 1 x 4 cm. 1 x 3 cm. 1 x 2 cm. 1 x stained label 3 bts.

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MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2003 Tuscany.

The 2007 Oreno (50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot) is a silky, perfumed wine endowed with gorgeous layers of fruit that flow with notable weight and richness. This is an especially harmonious, seamless Oreno that is all class. WS 95 WA 92

6 bts.

MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2006 Tuscany. u. 6 x bn

6 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

269 TENUTA SETTE PONTI ORENO 2008 Tuscany. An open, expressive bouquet laced with mint, red berries, roses and spices emerges with superb clarity and balance. The tension between the minerality of the vintage and the rich expression of fruit that is one of the house’s hallmarks play off each other beautifully here. The finish is utterly exquisite in its beguiling beauty. The 2008 isn’t the most powerful Oreno ever made, but it is quite possibly the most elegant, impeccably refined wine I have ever tasted here. Simply put, it is fabulous juice! Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. WS 96 WA 96 6 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

270 MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 1997 Tuscany. Looking through The Wine Advocate archive, I see the suggestion of brett in a past review. I found absolutely no imperfections in this wine. Instead, the bouquet is generous and opulent with dark berry, spice, licorice and leather. Much of the Tignanello vineyards were replanted in the 1990s so I expect that the fruit came from younger vines. The finish is silky and long in persistency. October 2015 WA 94 6 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

per lot $800 - $1,000

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MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2006 Tuscany. u. 4 x bn. 6 x wrinkled labels. 2 x damaged labels The 2006 Tignanello is especially opulent in this vintage. Masses of dark red fruit, scorched earth and sweet oak emerge as this richly-textured Tignanello flows from the glass. The wine possesses superb density; all it needs is another few years to come together. Today it is remarkably vibrant and primary. Tignanello is 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. WS 93 WA 92 6 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

273 MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2004 Tuscany. Pale+ ruby colour. Subtle, slightly closed aromas of red cherry, raspberry, violets, mocha and cinnamon on the nose. The medium+ bodied palate provides a great intensity of cherry, spice and tea flavours balanced by crisp acidity. Medium to firm, grainy, very fine tannins and a long, long finish. Young. Drink 2010 – 2020+ WS 95 WA 94 6 bts.

WS 93 WA 92

per lot $800 - $1,000

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From a Cellar in North West Toronto

275 CHÂTEAU PAPE CLEMENT 2005 (2) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé 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, super-concentrated wine, which has wonderfully sweet, well-integrated tannins. This majestic, multidimensional wines is one of the great, great wines of the vintage. It should drink well for at least another 25 years. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2040 WS 96 WA 99 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1996 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé WA 92 4 bts.

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CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2000 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn.

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

CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 1990 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 1 x scuffed label

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 full-bodied, 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 WA 97 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2000 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. This is a behemoth – dense, highly extracted, very tannic, broodingly backward, with a dense purple color and very little evolution since it was bottled 8 years ago. Wonderfully sweet cedar and fruitcake notes are intermixed with hints of creme de cassis, licorice, and earthy forest floor. It is full-bodied and tannic, with everything in place, but like so many wines that come from Leoville Barton, it makes a mockery of many modern-day consumers wanting a wine for immediate gratification. Those who bought it should continue to exercise patience and be proud to own a wonderful classic with five decades of longevity ahead of it. June 2010 Drink: 2018-2050 WA 95+ 4 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

The 2005 La Mission Haut-Brion is pure perfection. It has an absolutely extraordinary nose of sweet blackberries, cassis and spring flowers with some underlying minerality, a full-bodied mouthfeel, gorgeously velvety tannins (which is unusual in this vintage) and a long, textured, multi-layered finish that must last 50+ seconds. WS 97 WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

278 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2008 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé WA 92 3 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

279 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2000 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé In short, I find this to be a spectacular Pichon Lalande. Dense purple in color, with loads of coffee, mocha, creme de cassis, and chocolate notes, this is a somewhat unusual blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, and a whooping 10% Petit Verdot, with a little bit of Cabernet Franc. The Petit Verdot certainly gives the wine more of a tapenade, floral note, which I think can be interpreted by some as herbal. This is a rich, opulent, stunning Pichon Lalande that is beginning to drink beautifully, yet should continue to improve for at least another 10-15 years and last 30 or more years. June 2010 Drink: 2020-2050 WA 96 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

A remarkable vintage for Pichon Longueville Baron, 1990 is one of this estate’s two or three finest wines made in the last 40 years. Still inky/blue/purple-tinged to the rim, it reveals an extraordinary bouquet of charcoal, incense, creme de cassis, blue and black fruits, and a hint of licorice as well as an impressively long finish. While drinkable, its evolution is extremely slow, and I would not be surprised to see it last another two decades or more. Drink 2009-2029 WA 97 3 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

281 PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1995 (1) Rhône. soiled label PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1996 (1) Rhône. wrinkled label PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1997 (1) Rhône. WA 93 3 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

282 DOMAINE LEFLAIVE CHEVALIER-MONTRACHET 1996 Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé u. 2 cm 1 bt.

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GAJA BARBARESCO 1997 (1) Piedmonte. scraped label. slightly raised capsule

TENUTA DELL’ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2001 Tuscany. u. bn.

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 bottles over the coming 4-5 years or so. August 2014 Drink: 2014-2019 WA 98 1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

284 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 1997 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 1998 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 1999 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2000 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. I am happy to see this holding on so well after not tasting it for years. It was always a richer and softer Sassicaia due to the hot growing season. I drank this in Cannes, France, yesterday with some friends and it now shows a soft and delicious character with dried fruits, spice and mushroom and hints of herbs. Full-bodied, silky and velvety. Round and clean. Drink or hold. But wonderful and sassy now. June 2016 jamessuckling.com WA 93 JS 93 4 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,600

Gaja’s 1997 Barbaresco is undoubtedly the finest he has yet made. An exquisite effort, it boasts a dense ruby/purple color in addition to an extraordinary nose of black cherry liqueur, smoke, licorice, mineral, and floral aromas. The wine is full-bodied, opulent, and loaded with fruit. Despite its precocious nature, there is abundant tannin, and thus 3-4 years of cellaring is required. It should age effortlessly for 25 years. June 2001 WA 94 GAJA SORÌ TILDÌN 1997 (1) Piedmonte. scraped label The awesome 1997 Sori Tilden (10,000 bottles produced) is a candidate for perfection. The saturated purple color is followed by a dense, full-bodied wine possessing extraordinary vibrancy for such a heavyweight, muscular Nebbiolo. It offers a super-sweet entry, a boatload of glycerin, and notes of earth, licorice, cedar, blackberry and cherry liqueur, and a touch of blueberries. Extremely full, gorgeously pure, with a seamless texture, this spectacular 1997 will enjoy three decades of cellaring. June 2001 WA 99 GAJA SORÌ SAN LORENZO 1997 (1) Piedmonte. stained & 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 bottles. As this wine sat in the glass, notes of Japanese soy sauce made an appearance. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2030. June 2001 WA 98 3 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

The massive 2001 Masseto forms with Le Macchiole’s Messorio and Tua Rita’s Redigaffi a trio of world class Merlots in a ten square mile area where the variety virtually did not exist 15 years ago. The volume, richness, and sumptuousness are almost beyond description, as are the length and density of the flow and finish, but there is an underlying vein of purity and freshness which help maintain an impeccable balance. April 2006 WA 98 1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

287 GIACOMO CONTERNO BAROLO RISERVA MONFORTINO 2001 Piedmonte. scuffed label Conterno’s 2001 Barolo Riserva Monfortino is a towering, gigantic wine. Layers of sweet perfumed fruit flow across the palate in this gracious, refined yet powerful Monfortino. Hints of sweet red berries, roses, licorice and spices wrap around the deeply resonant finish. This is another wine that begs for patience. Today it is an infant. Anticipated maturity: 2021-2041. April 2012 WA 98 1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

288 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2004 Pomerol. Drink: 2019-2037 WA 92 1 bt.

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TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2013 (OWC) Tuscany.

GAJA SORÌ SAN LORENZO 1999 (OWC) Piedmonte.

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

The 1999 Sori San Lorenzo, the darkest of its three siblings, is the most potent of all, with a big, alcoholic push which drives the tar, roses, plums, and toasted oak. October 2003 WA 94

DOMAINE HENRI BOILLOT PULIGNY MONTRACHET CLOS DE LA MOUCHERE 2007 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

2 mags. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

1 3 ltr.

293 GAJA SORÌ TILDÌN 1998 (OWC) Piedmonte. Chocolate, coffee, smoke, licorice, and tobacco characteristics are found in the complex, deep purple-colored 1998 Sori Tildin. Surprisingly seductive for such a young wine, it exhibits abundant aromatic fireworks, fabulous fruit concentration, a layered opulence, more intensity, glycerin, and depth than the Costa Russi, and a spectacularly long finish. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2025. October 2001 WA 95 1 3 ltr.

290 TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2013 (OWC) Tuscany. WA 97 1 3 ltr.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

TENUTA SAN GUIDO BOLGHERI SASSICAIA 2013 (OWC) Tuscany. WA 97 per lot $2,500 - $3,000

6 bts.

LUCE DELLA VITE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2003 (OWC) Tuscany. 2 mags. per lot $200 - $400

per lot $500 - $700

297 DOMAINE HENRI BOILLOT PULIGNY MONTRACHET CLOS DE LA MOUCHERE 2007 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé WA 93 8 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

298 DOMAINE HENRI BOILLOT PULIGNY MONTRACHET CLOS DE LA MOUCHERE 2007 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 1 x stained label WA 93 8 bts.

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per lot $1,400 - $1,600

WA 93

per lot $600 - $800

299 DOMAINE LATOUR-GIRAUD MEURSAULT LES GENEVIÈRES CUVÉE DES PIERRE 2007 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 12 x wrinkled & scraped labels

JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS INSIGNIA PROPRIETARY RED WINE 2003 (OWC) Napa Valley.

12 bts.

The 2003 has performed well in recent tasting, showing a dense purple color along with notes of creosote, lavender, flowers, creme de cassis, espresso roast, white chocolate and a hint of oak. Still in a young adolescent stage, it should drink nicely for another 15-20 years. November 2013. WA 93

DOMAINE LATOUR-GIRAUD MEURSAULT LES GENEVIÈRES CUVÉE DES PIERRE 2007 Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 12 x wrinkled & scraped labels

6 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

300

12 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200


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CHÂTEAU LA LAGUNE 1982 (3) Haut-Médoc. 3ième Cru Classé u. 3 x vts.

CHÂTEAU PALMER 1989 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn.

WA 92

Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 1989 Château Palmer has always been my favourite vintage from that decade after the 1983. The first bottle was unfortunately corked. The second was as it should be: the nose tensile with red berries, sous-bois, potpourri and strawberry pastille - lively and energetic. The palate is medium-bodied and vibrant right from the start, silky in texture with plenty of citrus fruit, gently building to a harmonious and detailed finish that lingers in the mouth. This is a magnificent Château Palmer that continues to effortlessly dish out so much vinous pleasure. Tasted May 2015. WA 96

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1989 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 3 x scraped labels.

CHÂTEAU CERTAN DE MAY 1982 (1) Pomerol. u. vts. glue-stained & scraped label WA 93+ CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 1982 (1) Pomerol. 5 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

302 CHÂTEAU MAGDELAINE 1982 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1982 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scraped & scuffed label A massive wine that is clearly of firstgrowth 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 getting silkier and silkier. It appears set for another 30-40 years of life. This behemoth is a singularly profound example of Gruaud Larose that continues to justify its legendary status. Anticipated maturity: now-2050. June 2009 WA 98 3 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

303 CHÂTEAU PALMER 1978 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. 4 x ts 4 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

6 bts.

per lot $2,800 - $3,000

Approaching full maturity, Pichon-Lalande’s 1989 has a deep ruby/ plum color with some lightening at the edge. The nose offers sweet plums and creme de cassis intermixed with vanilla and graphite. The wine is lush, medium to full-bodied, and layered with texture, low acidity, sweet tannin, and the hallmark purity and elegance this estate routinely produces. Some tannins remain, but this wine has reached its plateau of maturity, where it should remain for another 10-15 years. WA 93 6 bts.

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

308

CHÂTEAU PALMER 1989 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1989 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 4 x bn. 1 x scuffed label. 1 stained label

WA 96

WA 93

305

6 bts.

per lot $2,800 - $3,000

9 bts.

per lot $2,300 - $2,600

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309

CHÂTEAU PALMER 1989 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped & stained label

CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1986 (OWC) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

WA 96

12 bts.

5 bts.

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

310 CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1986 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 1 x vts. 1 x ts. 1 x stained label. 11 x wrinkled labels. 1 scraped capsule 11 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200


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CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1985 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 5 x scuffed labels. 2 x scraped labels. 6 x wrinkled labels

CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1986 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 2 x vts. 9 x wrinkled labels. 12 scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU TALBOT 1988 Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. 7 x bn. 1 x vts. 10 x wrinkled labels. 3 scuffed labels. 3 x scraped capsules

10 bts.

WA 96

12 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

12 bts.

312 CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1985 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 5 x vts. 1 x scraped labels. 11 x wrinkled labels 11 bts.

per lot $1,500 - $1,800

316 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1989 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 6 x bn. 3 x peeling labels, 2 x scraped label. 1 stained label 7 bts.

313 CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1986 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 7 x vts. 2 x ts. 1 x hs. 12 x scuffed labels. 6 x wrinkled labels Still tasting as if it were only 7-8 years of age, the dense, garnet/purple-colored 1986 Gruaud-Larose is evolving at a glacier pace. The wine still has mammoth structure, tremendous reserves of fruit and concentration, and a finish that lasts close to a minute. The wine is massive, very impressively constituted, with still some mouth-searing tannin to shed. Decanting of one to two hours in advance seems to soften it a bit, but this is a wine that seems to be almost immortal in terms of its longevity. It is a great Medoc classic, and certainly one of the most magnificent Gruaud-Larose ever made. December 2002 Anticipated maturity: 2006-2035. WA 96

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

317 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1982 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 3 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped capsule 5 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

318 CHÂTEAU TALBOT 1986 Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 5 x vts. 2 x ts. 1 x hs. 1 x scraped capsule. 12 x wrinkled labels. 4 x scuffed labels. 3 x stained labels

CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1986 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 4 x bn. 2 x vts. 12 x scuffed labels. 5 x wrinkled labels

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 hitting its plateau of maturity, where it should last for at least 10-15 more years. A prodigious Talbot. December 2002 WA 96

WA 96

12 bts.

12 bts.

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

314

12 bts.

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

per lot $1,800 - $2,100

per lot $900 - $800

320 CHÂTEAU MALESCOT ST. EXUPÉRY 1990 (3) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. CHÂTEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL 1986 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label Tasted at the property, the 1986 Cos d’Estournel, which was aged in 90% new oak and is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, is a vintage that I had not tasted for a number of years. It has a healthy color, quite deep with just a thin bricking on the rim. The nose is quite intense, quite voluptuous for a 1986, perhaps blind I might have mistaken it for a 1985. Red plum, licorice and graphite, there is something rounded and sensual about this 1986—although it does not have the complexity of the greatest vintages of Cos d’Estournel. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, savory and almost meaty on the mouth, nicely balanced and then...BAM! There’s a real spicy, black pepper kick on the finish originating from the Cabernet Sauvignon. It does not possess the structure or persistence of the greatest 1986s, rather a Claret that I know would just shine and complement dishes at the dinner table. Drinking perfectly now, this Cos d’Estournel has another 15-20 years to offer. Tasted July 2016. WA 92 5 bts.

per lot $700 - $900


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327

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 1990 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 1986 Pomerol. u. 3 x bn. 5 x wrinkled labels. 2 x wrinkled capsules

CHÂTEAU D’YQUEM 1983 Sauternais. Premier Cru Supérieur u. 2 x bn.

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 1995 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 1982 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scraped capsule 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 WA 95 4 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

322 The 1990 Petrus remains incredibly young, one of the least evolved wines of the vintage (along with Montrose and Beausejour-Duffau). This dense ruby/ purple-colored effort is beginning to hint at the massive richness and full-bodied intensity lurking beneath its wall of tannin. The vintage’s sweetness, low acidity, and velvety tannins are present in abundance, and the wine is massive in the mouth as well as incredibly pure and well-delineated. I thought it would be drinkable by now, but it appears another 5-10 years will pass before it begins to reach its plateau of maturity. This wine is capable of lasting at least four more decades. An incredible achievement! June 2009 Drink: 2014-2054 WA 100 per lot $4,500 - $5,000

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

324 CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA 1990 Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. A complex nose of subtle menthol intermixed with black currants, cherries, spice box, cedar, and herbs emerges from this fully mature 1990. It is a fleshy, round, generously endowed Margaux with silky tannins, low acidity, and beautiful purity. June 2009 WA 94 7 bts.

per lot $1,100 - $1,300

325

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 bottling, and I would not want to start drinking it for at least another 10-15 years. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2050. Last tasted, 12/90. WA 96

CHÂTEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL 1990 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x stained label

4 bts.

WA 94

CHÂTEAU D’YQUEM 1983 Sauternais. Premier Cru Supérieur u. 1 x bn.

12 bts.

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1990 Pomerol.

1 bt.

6 bts.

per lot $2,800 - $3,000

328

WA 96

326 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. The palate is extremely well balanced with a crystalline quality, filigree tannin, perfectly pitched acidity, a quintessential Lafite-Rothschild 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 aftertaste seems to linger for over one minute. It must rank as one of the finest wines from the estate. Tasted July 2016. Drink 2016-2046 WS 94 WA 98 1 bt.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

3 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000


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CHÂTEAU D’YQUEM 1989 Sauternais. Premier Cru Supérieur 1 x scuffed label

DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 1983 (3) Rhône. u. 2 x 1 cm. 1x scraped label

DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 1988 Rhône. u. 3 x 2 cm. 3 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label

It is reminiscent of the 1976, with additional fat and glycerin. The wine is extremely alcoholic and rich, with a huge nose of smoky, honey-covered coconuts and overripe pineapples and apricots. As with most young vintages of Yquem, the wine’s structure is barely noticeable. These wines are so highly extracted and rich yet approachable young, it is difficult to believe they will last for 50 or more years. The 1989 is the richest Yquem made in the eighties, and it has an edge in complexity over the powerhouse 1983. December 1997 Drink: 1995-2045 WA 97 3 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

330

DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 1985 (1) Rhône. u. 1.5cm. 1 x scraped label 4 bts.

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

Chave has always loved the 1983 (a sentiment I share, but the tannin in the wine is worrisome). It seems to me that his 1983 has the potential to be super, but it still remains charmless and austere. Deep dark ruby in color with some amber at the edge, it has a profound concentration of ripe, smoky, berry fruit and Asian spices, full body, exceptional depth and length, as well as a formidable tannin level. December 1993 WA 93

per lot $500 - $700

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

332 DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 1988 Rhône. u. 2 x 2 cm. 1 x 2.5 cm. 1 x scraped label. 3 x scuffed labels

WA 95 3 bts.

335 DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 1989 Rhône. u. 3 x 1 cm. 1 x scraped label. 1 x scuffed label Similar in style to the ’95, with its masculine, firm profile, the 1989 Hermitage offers a full-bodied, rich and concentrated feel to go with plenty of ripe black fruits, toasted spice, mint and roasted herbs. From a scorching hot, dry year, it has fabulous concentration, a deep, layered texture and a blockbuster style. Enjoy bottles anytime over the coming decade. August 2014 WA 96 3 bts.

The 1988 Hermitage is an elegant, perfumed and mineral-laced effort that’s drinking at point. Giving up plenty of sweet cherry and red currants, leather, crushed rock and hints of green olive, it has no hard edges, solid mid-palate richness and a focused finish. August 2014 WA 95

336

3 bts.

3 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 1989 Rhône. u. 2 x 1 cm. 1 x 1.5 cm. WA 96 per lot $2,200 - $2,400

337

333 DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 1988 Rhône. u. 2 x 2 cm. 1 x 1.5 cm. 3 x scraped labels WA 95 3 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 1989 Rhône. u. 1 x 1 cm. 1 x 2 cm. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped capsule WA 96

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

3 bts.

per lot $2,200 - $2,400


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341

344

DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 1989 Rhône. u. 2 x 1 cm. 3 x scuffed labels

PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1985 Rhône. u. 2 x 3 cm. 4 x 2 cm. 6 x scuffed labels

PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1978 (1) Rhône. u. 1 x cm. scuffed label

WA 96

One of the more finesse driven wines in the vertical, the 1985 Hermitage la Chapelle offered beautiful, complex notes of coffee beans, dried meats, potpourri and mint to go with a full-bodied, elegant and seamless feel on the palate. Following on the heels of the monster-sized ‘89, it still stood out for its purity, fine tannin and length on the finish. Drink: 2015-2025 WA 95

As heavenly and profound as it gets, the still youthful-colored 1978 Hermitage la Chapelle exhibits an insane bouquet of sweet cassis, truffle, smoked meats and licorice. Full-bodied, multidimensional, decadent and massive on the palate, with a stacked mid-palate and still present, sweet tannin, it tastes like a mix of the more fruit-loaded ‘90 and the more evolved, smoky and soy-laced ‘61. You could easily run out of adjectives describing this beauty, but it’s a perfect wine any way you look at it. I see no reason to hold off, and it’s drinking perfectly for my palate today, but it certainly won’t fall off a cliff anytime soon. September 2015 Drink: 2015-2040 WA 100

4 bts.

per lot $2,800 - $3,200

339 DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 1990 Rhône. u. 2 x 1cm. 1 x 2.5cm 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 bottles over the coming 4-5 years or so. August 2014 Drink: 2014-2019 WA 98 5 bts.

per lot $4,500 - $5,000

340 DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 1990 Rhône. u. 1 x 1 cm. 1 x wrinkled & scuffed label WA 98 5 bts.

per lot $4,500 - $5,000

6 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

342 PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1988 Rhône. u. 5 x 2 cm. 5 x 1 cm. 2 x scraped labels. 9 x scuffed labels WA 95 11 bts.

per lot $1,700 - $1,900

PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ CÔTE-RÔTIE LES JUMELLES 1985 (4) Rhône. u. 4 x 2 cm. 1 x scraped label 5 bts.

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

345

343 PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1989 Rhône. u. 4 x 1.5cm, 3 x 2cm, 4 x 2.5cm

CHÂTEAU PALMER 1989 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels. 1 x stained label

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

Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 1989 Château Palmer has always been my favourite vintage from that decade after the 1983. The first bottle was unfortunately corked. The second was as it should be: the nose tensile with red berries, sous-bois, potpourri and strawberry pastille - lively and energetic. The palate is medium-bodied and vibrant right from the start, silky in texture with plenty of citrus fruit, gently building to a harmonious and detailed finish that lingers in the mouth. This is a magnificent Château Palmer that continues to effortlessly dish out so much vinous pleasure. Tasted May 2015. WA 96

11 bts.

6 bts.

per lot $2,800 - $3,200

per lot $2,600 - $3,000


346

350

353

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1995 (OWC) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 1989 Rhône. u. 2 x 1 cm. 1 x 1.5 cm.

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1989 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x bn. 5 x scraped labels

WA 96

Approaching full maturity, Pichon-Lalande’s1989 has a deep ruby/ plum color with some lightening at the edge. The nose offers sweet plums and creme de cassis intermixed with vanilla and graphite. The wine is lush, medium to full-bodied, and layered with texture, low acidity, sweet tannin, and the hallmark purity and elegance this estate routinely produces. Some tannins remain, but this wine has reached its plateau of maturity, where it should remain for another 10-15 years. WA 93

12 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

347

3 bts.

DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 1988 Rhône. u. 3 x 2 cm. 2 x scraped & scuffed labels.

351

And lastly, the 1988 Hermitage is an elegant, perfumed and mineral-laced effort that’s drinking at point. Giving up plenty of sweet cherry and red currants, leather, crushed rock and hints of green olive, it has no hard edges, solid mid-palate richness and a focused finish. August 2014 WA 95 3 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

348 DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 1988 Rhône. u. 2 x 2 cm. 1 x 1.5 cm. 3 x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label WA 95 3 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

349 DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 1989 Rhône. u. 1 x 2 cm. 2 x 1 cm. Similar in style to the ’95, with its masculine, firm profile, the 1989 Hermitage offers a full-bodied, rich and concentrated feel to go with plenty of ripe black fruits, toasted spice, mint and roasted herbs. From a scorching hot, dry year, it has fabulous concentration, a deep, layered texture and a blockbuster style. Enjoy bottles anytime over the coming decade. August 2014 WA 96 3 bts.

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 1989 Rhône. u. 1 x 3 cm. 1 x scraped capsule WA 96 3 bts.

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

354

352 CHÂTEAU PALMER 1989 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 1989 Château Palmer has always been my favourite vintage from that decade after the 1983. The first bottle was unfortunately corked. The second was as it should be: the nose tensile with red berries, sous-bois, potpourri and strawberry pastille - lively and energetic. The palate is medium-bodied and vibrant right from the start, silky in texture with plenty of citrus fruit, gently building to a harmonious and detailed finish that lingers in the mouth. This is a magnificent Château Palmer that continues to effortlessly dish out so much vinous pleasure. Tasted May 2015. WA 96 6 bts.

6 bts.

per lot $2,600 - $3,000

VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 1986 Pomerol. u. 1 x bn. 3 x soiled labels. 3 x wrinkled labels. 2 scraped capsules. 6 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

LOTS 355-373

A Small Trove of Perfectly Stored Gems

355 CHÂTEAU PALMER 2002 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels 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: 20122028. April 2005 WA 94 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $700


356

360

363

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1999 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1989 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x ts. 2 x wrinkled labels. 1 stained label

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1989 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x vts. 2 x wrinkled labels

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

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

357 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1999 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé WA 95 JS 95 1 bt.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

2 bts.

358 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1999 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 1 bt.

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

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

361 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1989 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x vts. 1 x ts. 2 x wrinkled labels

359

WA 93

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1996 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. scraped label

2 bts.

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

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

2 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

364 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1989 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x vts. wrinkled labels Tasted from magnum and presented by Baron Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, the 1989 Château Mouton-Rothschild might not reach the ethereal heights of the 1982 or 1986, but it is certainly a lovely Claret. It has an attractive, slightly leafy bouquet armed with cedar and pencil lead. There is less fruit concentration than I expected, resolutely classic, slightly austere Bordeaux. The palate follows suit. What it lacks in substance it compensates with in balance and personality. This is an understated Mouton-Rothschild that is probably at its peak, although I envisage this offering another two decades of pleasure. Whilst this showing did not replicate some glorious bottles in the past, it remains a very fine Claret that may not be inclined to improve any further. Tasted February 2016. Drink: 2016-2035 WA 93 2 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

365

362 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1989 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x vts. 2 x wrinkled labels WA 93 2 bts.

WA 93

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1989 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé wrinkled label WA 93 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800


366

367

368

CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2002 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé scraped label CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1996 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label & capsule

FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 1994 (1) Douro, Portugal. white paint on bottle

TAYLOR FLADGATE PORTO VINTAGE 1994 (2) Douro, Portugal. 1 x scraped label

The aromatics unfurl gracefully in the glass revealing briary, wild hedgerow, black truffle and sandalwood scents -- firmly in secondary aroma stage but with appreciable presence and intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin that form its firm and classic structure, spice, white pepper and cloves infusing the slightly animally red berry fruit. This is an adorable Léoville Barton that is occupying a very “happy” place at the moment -- superb precision, old school claret at its best. Decant for an hour no more, then enjoy. Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2035 WA 93 CHÂTEAU D’YQUEM 1989 (1 HF. BT.) Sauternais. Premier Cru Supérieur The favorite sweet wine of millionaires, Chateau d’Yquem has, not unexpectedly, turned in a brilliant effort with their newly released 1989. It is a large-scaled, massively rich, unctuously-textured wine that should evolve effortlessly for a half century or more. It does not reveal the compelling finesse and complexity of the 1988 or 1986, but it is a far heavier, richer wine than either of those vintages. It is reminiscent of the 1976, with additional fat and glycerin. The wine is extremely alcoholic and rich, with a huge nose of smoky, honey-covered coconuts and overripe pineapples and apricots. As with most young vintages of Yquem, the wine’s structure is barely noticeable. These wines are so highly extracted and rich yet approachable young, it is difficult to believe they will last for 50 or more years. The 1989 is the richest Yquem made in the eighties, and it has an edge in complexity over the powerhouse 1983. December 1997 Drink: 1995-2045 WA 97 2 bts. & 1 hf. bt.

per lot $700 - $900

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

per lot $400 - $600

When tasting young vintage ports, Taylor is always the most backward. Yet potentially, it has the capability to be the most majestic. This classically made, opaque purple-colored wine is crammed with black fruits (blueberries and cassis). It reveals high tannin and a reserved style, but it is enormously constituted with massive body, a formidable mid-palate, and exceptional length. It is a young, rich, powerful Taylor that will require 10-15 years of aging. Compared to the more flashy, forward style of the 1992, the 1994 has more in common with such vintages as 1977 and 1970. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2045. October 1996 WA 97 TAYLOR FLADGATE PORTO VINTAGE 1994 (1 HF. BT.) Douro, Portugal. WA 97 TAYLOR FLADGATE PORTO VINTAGE 2000 (2) Douro, Portugal. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped label Among the most saturated blue/purple/ black-colored examples of the vintage, Taylor’s 2000 tastes like a young vintage of Chateau Latour on steroids. Aromas of graphite, blackberry liqueur, creme de cassis and smoke jump from the glass. Spectacularly concentrated and enormously endowed, with sweetness allied to ripe tannin, decent acidity, and layer upon layer of fruit and extract, this is the leading candidate for the port of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2040. October 2002 WA 98 4 bts. & 1 hf. bt.

per lot $600 - $800


369

372

374

CAYMUS VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL SELECTION 2004 Napa Valley.

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1967 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 2 x bin soiled labels

CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 2009 (1) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé

Even richer and fuller than the regular bottling, but at the same time hedonistically and voluptuously styled is the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection. Dense ruby/purple with low acidity and huge amounts of fruit, this is a seamless, full-bodied, classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon to drink now and over the next 15-18 years. WS 92 WA 95 1 bt.

per lot $300 - $500

370 TORBRECK RUN RIG 2004 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia. 2 x scraped labels The flagship 2004 Run Rig is 96.5% Shiraz and 3.5% Viognier with the Shiraz component aged for 30 months in a mixture of new and used French oak. Yields were a minuscule 14 hl/ha (about 1 ton per acre). Saturated opaque purple/black, it has a remarkably kinky, exotic perfume of fresh asphalt, pencil lead, smoke, pepper, game, blueberry and black raspberry. Full-bodied and voluptuous in the mouth, the wine is dense and packed, with amazing purity, sweet tannins, and a complex collection of sensory stimuli. The wine demands 10 years of cellaring and will provide hedonistic delights through 2035+. WS 94 WA 99+ PENFOLDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON BIN 707 1999 (2) South Australia. 4 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

373 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2000 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels Tasted from an ex-château bottle in Bordeaux, I was not surprised to find the 2000 Château Haut-Brion flirting with perfection. The nose is simply breathtaking - quintessential Haut-Brion with ebullient red berry fruit, roasted herbs, gravel, terracotta tiles on a warm summer’s day...it is simply wave after wave of intoxicating scents that could bring even the most stoic person to tears of joy. The palate displays heavenly balance, pitch-perfect acidity, perhaps spicier than previous bottles that I have tasted, and what depth and dimension in this outstanding wine. That hint of graphite on the finish is a cheeky nod to Pauillac, as if to thumb its nose at the First Growths, because alongside Château Latour, almost by stealth, the Haut-Brion is one of the greatest Bordeaux in this millennial year. Tasted November 2014. Drink: 2020-2060 WA 99+ 2 bts.

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1996 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label The 1996 is long, with a deep mid-palate. It also reveals tannin in the finish. This wine is remarkable. It is muscular, concentrated, and classic. Bottled in late June, 1998, it exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color, as well as a knockout nose of minerals, licorice, cassis, and an unmistakable lead pencil smell that I often associate with top vintages of Lafite-Rothschild. It is sweet and full-bodied, yet unbelievably rich with no sense of heaviness or flabbiness. The wine possesses high tannin, but it is extremely ripe, and the sweetness of the black currant, spice-tinged Cabernet Sauvignon fruit is pronounced. This profound, backward Ducru-Beaucaillou is a must purchase. It will be fascinating for readers who own the 1996 to follow the evolution of this exceptional vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2035. WA 96 CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1995 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé scuffed label WS 93 WA 95 CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1996 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé marked label WS 92 WA 93 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1996 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé WA 92

371 CLARENDON HILLS SHIRAZ LIANDRA VINEYARD 2001 South Australia. 1 3 ltr.

2 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 1998 (1) Pomerol. 6 bts.

per lot $1,600 - $2,000


375

376

378

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1998 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé

ALBERT MOROT LES CENT-VIGNES 2005 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

A candidate for the wine of the vintage from this somewhat forgotten year, consumers should be seeking out wines from the Right Bank and Graves as 1998 was a great vintage in those appellations. La Mission’s 1998 exhibits a healthy, opaque blue/purple color with no lightening at the edge. Thirty minutes of aeration brings forth a sensational bouquet of chocolate, cedar, truffles, graphite, blackberries, cassis and incense. La Mission’s so-called scorched earth/charcoal/hot rocks characteristic has not yet appeared. Full-bodied with superb purity, a multilayered texture, sweet tannin, good acidity and a fabulously long finish, this great, young La Mission-Haut-Brion’s finest days are yet to come. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040. WA 98

BOUCHARD PÈRE & FILS GREVES VIGNES DE L’ENFANT JÉSUS 2006 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2001 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 2cm

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1995 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé scuffed label An old style Pauillac, yet made with far more purity and richness than the estate’s ancient vintages, this broad-shouldered, muscular, classic wine exhibits a saturated purple color, and sensationally dense, rich, concentrated, cassis flavors that roll over the palate with impressive purity and depth. The wine is tannic and closed, but powerful and rich. It appears to possess length and intensity similar to the 1996. This is a great young Pauillac. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025. WA 92

BOUCHARD PÈRE & FILS VOLNAY CAILLERETS ANCIENNE CUVÉE CARNOT 2008 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 3 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

377 DOMAINE ANTONIN GUYON CORTON BRESSANDES 2007 (1) Côte d’Or. Grand Cru Classé DOMAINE COSTE-CAUMARTIN POMMARD LES VIGNOTS 2009 (1) Côte de Beaune. u. 1.5cm DOMAINE COSTE-CAUMARTIN POMMARD LE CLOS DES BOUCHEROTTES 2005 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé u. 3cm LOUIS JADOT DOMAINE DUC DE MAGENTA PULIGNY-MONTRACHET CLOS DE LA GARENNE 2008 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé JEAN GAGNEROT VOLNAY 2007 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

LE VIEUX DONJON CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE 2009 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. marked label

DOMAINE DUBREUIL-FONTAINE PERE & FILS CORTON CLOS DU ROI 2007 (1) Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé

Also gorgeous, but in a more forward, perfumed style, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is loaded with kirsch, wild strawberry, licorice, Asian spice and wild herb-like aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, sweetly fruited, voluptuous and textured, it’s hard to resist now, but will age gracefully. August 2014 WA 94

6 bts.

3 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

per lot $500 - $700

This inky/ruby/purple-colored cuvee offers a classic Beaucastel bouquet of new saddle leather, cigar smoke, roasted herbs, black truffles, underbrush, and blackberry as well as cherry fruit. It is a superb, earthy expression of this Mourvedre-dominated cuvee. Full-bodied and powerful, it will undoubtedly close down over the next several years, not to re-emerge for 7-8 years. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025. WS 93 WA 96 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2007 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. CLOS DE L’ORATOIRE 2003 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé DOMAINE DE VIEUX TÉLÉGRAPHE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE “LA CRAU” 2007 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. ALAIN JAUME DOMAINE GRAND VENEUR CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE LES ORIGINES 2001 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Soiled label DELAS FRÈRES CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE MARQUISE DE LA TOURETTE 2007 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. CHÂTEAU DE SAINT COSME CÔTE RÔTIE 2009 (1) Rhône. 7 bts.

per lot $700 - $900


379

381

382

DEUTZ CHAMPAGNE BRUT 2005 (1) Champagne. DOM PÉRIGNON CHAMPAGNE 2002 (2, OC) Champagne.

DOMAINE ZIND HUMBRECHT RIESLING GUEBERSCHWIHR 2004 (1) Alsace.

BERUTTI PIETRO BARBARESCO LA SPINONA BRICCO FASET 2004 (1) Piedmonte. scuffed label

The 2002 Dom Perignon is at first intensely floral, with perfumed jasmine that dominates the bouquet. With time in the glass the wine gains richness as the flavors turn decidedly riper and almost tropical. Apricots, passion fruit and peaches emerge from this flashy, opulent Dom Perignon. The wine’s volume makes it approachable today, but readers in search of more complexity will want to cellar this for at least a few years to allow for some of the baby fat to drop off. Geoffroy describes the vintage as very ripe and adds that some of the Chardonnay showed the ill-effects of the hot growing season in the somewhat burned, dehydrated fruit that came in that year. This bottle was disgorged in July, 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2032. December 2010 WA 96

DOMAINES SCHLUMBERGER RIESLING KESSLER 2007 (1) Alsace. Grand Cru Classé DOMAINES SCHLUMBERGER RIESLING SAERING 2007 (1) Alsace. DR. LOOSEN WEHLENER SONNENUHR RIESLING SPÄTLESE 2006 (1) Mosel, Germany. DR. PAULY-BERGWEILER BERNKASTELER BADSTUBE RIESLING SPÄTLESE 2008 (1) Mosel, Germany.

CORDERO DI MONTEZEMOLO BAROLO VIGNA BRICCO GATTERA 2000 (1) Piedmonte. u. 2.5cm FATTORIA DEL BARBI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2001 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. CASTELGIOCONDO MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2003 (1) Tuscany.

JJ PRUM WEHLENER SONNENUHR RIESLING AUSLESE 2003 (1) Mosel, Germany.

CASTELGIOCONDO MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2004 (1) Tuscany.

MARKUS MOLITOR HAUS KLOSTERBERG RIESLING AUSLESE 2007 (1) Mosel, Germany.

CASTELGIOCONDO MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2004 (1) Tuscany.

MOET & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE GRAND VINTAGE 2002 (1, OC) Champagne.

MARKUS MOLITOR NIEDERMENNIGER HERRENBERG RIESLING SPÄTLESE 2008 (1) Mosel, Germany.

GAJA CA’MARCANDA PROMIS 2001 (1) Tuscany. wine-stained label

VEUVE CLIQUOT CHAMPAGNE LA GRAND DAME 1998 (1) Champagne. u. 2cm

WEINGUT ST. URBANS-HOF BOCKSTIEN OCKFEN RIESLING SPÄTLESE 2009 (1) Mosel, Germany.

VEUVE CLIQUOT CHAMPAGNE VINTAGE ROSE 2004 (1, OC) Champagne.

TRIMBACH RIESLING CUVÉE FRÉDÉRIC EMILE 2005 (1) Alsace.

3 bts.

WEINGUTER WEGELER WEHLENER SONNENUHR RIESLING SPÄTLESE 2008 (1) Mosel, Germany. stained capsule

3 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

380

per lot $300 - $500

11 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

GAJA BAROLO DAGROMIS 2005 (1) Piedmonte. u. bn. LA LOGGIA BAROLO 2000 (1) Piedmonte. u. bn. MANZONE BAROLO LE GRAMOLERE BRICAT 2000 (1) Piedmonte. MARCHESI ANTINORI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO PIAN DELLE VIGNE 2001 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. MASTRO JANNI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO VIGNA SCHIENA D’ASINO 2004 (1) Tuscany.


PAOLO CONTERNO BAROLO GINESTRA 2001 (1) Piedmonte. u. bn. PAOLO CONTERNO BAROLO GINESTRA RISERVA 2003 (1) Piedmonte. PARUSSO BAROLO BUSSIA 2006 (1) Piedmonte. PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO BARBARESCO RISERVA MONTESTEFANO 2005 (1) Piedmonte. MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2007 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. WS 94 WA 97 17 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

383 FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 1992 (1) Douro, Portugal. white paint on bottle This colossal vintage port reveals a nearly opaque black/purple color, and an explosive nose of jammy black fruits, licorice, chocolate, and spices. Extremely full-bodied and unctuously-textured, this multi-layered, enormously-endowed port reveals a finish that lasts for over a minute. It is a magnificent port that will age well for 30-40 years. February 1995 WA 97 GRAHAM’S VINTAGE PORT 2007 (1) Douro, Portugal. TAYLOR FLADGATE PORTO VINTAGE 1985 (1) Douro, Portugal. WARRE’S VINTAGE PORT 1985 (1) Douro, Portugal. scuffed label WARRE’S VINTAGE PORT 1994 (1) Douro, Portugal.

384 CHATEAU MONTELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON THE MONTELENA ESTATE 2006 (1) Napa Valley. scuffed label DOMINUS ESTATE 1997 (1) Napa Valley. The 1997 Dominus, a blend of 86.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 4.5% Merlot, is showing fabulously well. With 14.1% alcohol and a pH that would make many New World oenologists shudder (about 3.95), this wine is a fleshy, silky-textured, opulent wine with a gorgeous nose of roasted herbs, coffee, jammy black cherry and plum-like fruit. WS 93 WA 94 RIDGE VINEYARDS MONTE BELLO 1997 (1) Santa Cruz Mountains. SILVER OAK CABERNET SAUVIGNON ALEXANDER VALLEY 2005 (1) Napa Valley. SILVER OAK CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2006 (1) Napa Valley. CATENA ZAPATA CATENA ALTA MALBEC 2007 (1) Mendoza, Argentina. SEÑA 2007 (1) Aconcagua Valley, Chile. 7 bts.

LOTS 385-401 Property of a Gentleman

385 CHÂTEAU PALMER 1988 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé raised cork CHÂTEAU PALMER 1995 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

386 CHÂTEAU PALMER 1994 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

387 CHÂTEAU PALMER 1993 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped capsule 5 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

388 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1993 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé suffed label CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1994 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

389 CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA 1995 (1) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé PAVILLION ROUGE DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1993 (1) Margaux. scuffed label CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1994 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé scraped label

WARRE’S VINTAGE PORT 1997 (1) Douro, Portugal.

CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 1994 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé

6 bts.

4 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

per lot $500 - $700


390

395

400

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1992 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1993 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A scuffed label

M. CHAPOUTIER CÔTE-RÔTIE LES BÉCASSES 1998 (1) Rhône.

1 bt.

per lot $400 - $600

M. CHAPOUTIER HERMITAGE MONIER DE LA SIZERANNE 1990 (1) Rhône. scuffed label

CHÂTEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL 1993 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x ts.

M. CHAPOUTIER HERMITAGE MONIER DE LA SIZERANNE 1998 (2) Rhône. 2 x scuffed labels

1 bt.

per lot $700 - $900

391 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1994 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $800

392 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1993

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scraped & wrinkled label 1 bt.

per lot $500 - $700

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1994

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé wrinkled label

per lot $400 - $600

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1995 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 6 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1995

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé wrinkled label

Bottled in June, 1997, this profound Mouton is more accessible than the more muscular 1996. A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 19% Merlot, it reveals an opaque purple color, and reluctant aromas of cassis, truffles, coffee, licorice, and spice. In the mouth, the wine is “great stuff,” with superb density, a full-bodied personality, rich mid-palate, and a layered, profound finish that lasts for 40+ seconds. There is outstanding purity and high tannin, but my instincts suggest this wine is lower in acidity and slightly fleshier than the brawnier, bigger 1996. Both are great efforts from Mouton-Rothschild. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2030. WA 95 per lot $500 - $700

PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ CÔTE-RÔTIE LES JUMELLES 1989 (1) Rhône. scraped label PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1999 (2) Rhône. u. 1 x 1 cm. 2 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1994 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels

7 bts.

6 bts.

MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 1994 Tuscany. u. bn. uneven & scuffed label.

per lot $500 - $700

398

394

1 bt.

CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 1994 (2) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label

397

393

1 bt.

396

per lot $700 - $900

401

CHÂTEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL 1994 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x stained label. 2 scraped labels. 5 scuffed labels

JS 94

5 bts.

LOTS 402-407

per lot $600 - $800

1 bt.

per lot $200 - $400

Rare Wines by the Case

399 CHÂTEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL 1994 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels. 5 scuffed labels 5 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

402 CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1996 (OWC) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé The palate is medium-bodied with fine supple tannin, well-judged acidity, a gentle grip in the mouth, and plenty of lightly spiced and surprisingly intense fruit on the bravura finish. The Cazes family oversaw a very sophisticated Lynch-Bages in this vintage that may well surpass many peoples’ expectations. Tasted January 2016 Drink: 2018-2035 WA 93 12 bts.

per lot $1,800 - $2,200


403

409

414

CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 1996 (OWC) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU SOCIANDO-MALLET 1985 (OWC) Haut-Médoc.

12 bts.

12 bts.

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1996 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 5 x scuffed label. 1 x wrinkled label

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

per lot $800 - $1,000

WA 92

404

410

6 bts.

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

415

WS 92 WA 93

CHÂTEAU CHASSE-SPLEEN 1986 Moulis-en-Médoc. u. 3 x bn. 3 x vts. 2 x ts. 4 x scraped labels. 8 x wrinkled labels. 6 x scraped capsules

12 bts.

8 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

per lot $600 - $800

405

411

CHÂTEAU LES FORTS DE LATOUR 1996 (OWC) Pauillac.

CHÂTEAU CHASSE-SPLEEN 1990 Moulis-en-Médoc. u. 3 x bn. 6 x wrinkled labels. 1 x scuffed label

12 bts.

per lot $2,200 - $2,400

406 PAVILLION BLANC DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1998 (OWC) Margaux. 12 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

407 PAVILLION BLANC DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1998 (OWC) Margaux. 12 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

LOTS 408-433

More Lovely Wines from a Regular Consignor

408 CHÂTEAU SOCIANDO-MALLET 1986 Haut-Médoc. u. 1 x bn. 2 x vts. 1 x ts. 2 x ms. 2 x scuffed labels, 3 x peeling labels 6 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

7 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 1995 Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé u. 5 x bn. 1 x wrinkled label 6 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

416 CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 1995 Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x scraped label 6 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

412

417

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1995 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 3 x scuffed labels. 1 stained label

CHÂTEAU MEYNEY 1989 Saint-Estèphe. 2 x wrinkled labels. 5 x scuffed labels

An old style Pauillac, yet made with far more purity and richness than the estate’s ancient vintages, this broad-shouldered, muscular, classic wine exhibits a saturated purple color, and sensationally dense, rich, concentrated, cassis flavors that roll over the palate with impressive purity and depth. The wine is tannic and closed, but powerful and rich. It appears to possess length and intensity similar to the 1996. This is a great young Pauillac. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025. WA 92

6 bts.

6 bts.

CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1985 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x vts.

per lot $600 - $800

413

per lot $500 - $700

418 CHÂTEAU MEYNEY 1989 Saint-Estèphe. u. 2 x bn. 1 x ts. 3 scuffed labels 6 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

419

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1995 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1990 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x vts. 2 x scuffed labels

WA 92

3 bts.

6 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

per lot $500 - $700


420

423

427

CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1986 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 3 x vts. 3 x wrinkled labels. 1 x scraped capsule

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1990 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

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

Still tasting as if it were only 7-8 years of age, the dense, garnet/purple-colored 1986 Gruaud-Larose is evolving at a glacier pace. The wine still has mammoth structure, tremendous reserves of fruit and concentration, and a finish that lasts close to a minute. The wine is massive, very impressively constituted, with still some mouth-searing tannin to shed. It is a great Medoc classic, and certainly one of the most magnificent Gruaud-Larose ever made. December 2002 Anticipated maturity: 2006-2035. WA 96

4 bts.

3 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

421 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1985 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 2 x vts. 3 x wrinkled label, 1 x elevated cork WA 92 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1986 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. vts. scuffed label, scuffed capsule 4 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

422 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1990 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label Believe it or not, the 1990 Leoville Barton can actually be drunk - something that cannot be said about the broodingly backward, still excruciatingly tannic 1982. The exceptionally concentrated 1990 reveals more polished, sweeter tannins along with a big, sweet kiss of black currant, forest floor, cedar, and spice box notes. While it still has some tannins to shed, this full-bodied, powerful, long wine is approachable. It should continue to evolve for another two decades. June 2009 Drink: 2009-2029 WA 93+ 4 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

WA 93+ per lot $700 - $900

424 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1994 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 8 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

425 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1995 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU TALBOT 1989 (4) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 1 x vts. 4 x wrinkled labels. 1 x scuffed label CHÂTEAU TALBOT 1986 (1) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. vts. 1 x wrinkled label, 1 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 hitting its plateau of maturity, where it should last for at least 10-15 more years. A prodigious Talbot. Anticipated maturity: Now-2020. WA 96 7 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

426 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1993 (OWC) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 12 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

A big step up, and showing that the warmer, richer years dish out the most pleasure at maturity, the 1990 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve is drop-dead gorgeous, and close to my favorite of the night. Possessing a thrillingly complex, mature feel, with full-bodied richness and a layered, textured and seamless mouthfeel, this puppy was singing, with loads of lavender, peppery herbs, game and dried flower-like aromas and flavors. I don’t see it getting any better, and would drink it while it still has this voluptuous, hedonistic slant that makes it such a joy to drink. August 2014 WA 96 3 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

428 DOMAINE PÉGAÜ CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE RÉSERVÉE 1990 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. WA 96 3 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

429 DOMAINE PÉGAÜ CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE RÉSERVÉE 1990 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. WA 96 3 bts.

per lot $600 - $800


430

431

433

DOMAINE PÉGAÜ CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE CUVÉE RÉSERVÉE 1990 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2000 Tuscany. u. 6 x vts.

MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 1989 Tuscany. u. 2 x vts. 1 x scuffed label. 1 x wrinkled label

A big step up, and showing that the warmer, richer years dish out the most pleasure at maturity, the 1990 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve is drop-dead gorgeous, and close to my favorite of the night. Possessing a thrillingly complex, mature feel, with full-bodied richness and a layered, textured and seamless mouthfeel, this puppy was singing, with loads of lavender, peppery herbs, game and dried flower-like aromas and flavors. I don’t see it getting any better, and would drink it while it still has this voluptuous, hedonistic slant that makes it such a joy to drink. August 2014 WA 96 DOMAINE PÉGAÜ CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE RÉSERVÉE 2008 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. DOMAINE PÉGAÜ CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE RÉSERVÉE 2009 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm. The bottled 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee is as compelling as I thought it would be after tasting it last year. A blend of 85% Grenache with the rest Syrah, Mourvedre and small dollops of the other authorized varietals, this wine tends to come from the estate’s holdings in the eastern sector of Chateauneuf du Pape. The opaque purple-colored 2009 exhibits magnificent, rich berry fruit intertwined with cedar, Christmas fruitcake, licorice, charcuterie, roasted meats, smoked duck, kirsch, blackberries and god knows what else. It is an amazingly complex, rich, full-throttle wine that reminds me somewhat of what the 1990 tasted like in 1994/1995. It is a magnificent Chateauneuf du Pape. If you are looking for the garrigue component, it’s also there. WS 95 WA 98 4 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

6 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

432 DOMINUS ESTATE 1990 (1) Napa Valley. u. bn. wrinkled label This spectacularly complex, rich wine magically combines the finest elements of Napa Valley (strength, ripeness, and full body) with those of Bordeaux (finesse, elegance, and complexity). The opaque dark ruby/purple color suggests considerable intensity, low yields, and great richness. A huge, soaring bouquet offers aromas of cassis, black-cherries, subtle herbs, vanillin, and spices. This full-bodied, voluptuously-textured, super-concentrated, multi-dimensional wine is more flattering and opulent that previous Dominus vintages, which tended to be tannic as well as rich. Although approachable and already complex (I have already consumed three bottles), the magnificent 1990 Dominus should evolve gracefully for 20-30 years. WA 98 DOMINUS ESTATE 1998 (1) Napa Valley. peeling label DOMINUS ESTATE 2005 (1) Napa Valley. This is one of the vintage’s greatest wines. Dense purple and youthful, with a glorious nose of earth, blackcurrants, sweet black cherries and incense, the oak is pushed way in the background, as it is in all of the Moueix wines, and the result is a wine of terroir, of great originality and authenticity. This full-bodied classic from Dominus can be drunk now, but really won’t hit its prime for another 4-5 years and last at least another two decades or more. June 2015 Drink: 2019-2040 WA 98 3 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

2 bts.

per lot $200 - $400

LOTS 434-445 Another Regular Consignor with Gifts from the Cellar

434 CHÂTEAU KIRWAN 1995 (2) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé 2 x scuffed & wrinkled labels CHÂTEAU PAPE CLEMENT 1995 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé u. bn. scuffed label CHÂTEAU CERTAN DE MAY 1995 (2) Pomerol. 2 x scuffed & wrinkled labels. CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 1998 (1) Pomerol. CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 1998 (1) Pomerol. scraped label & capsule WA 94 7 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

435 CHÂTEAU D’ARMAILHAC 1999 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 6 x wrinkled labels 6 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

436 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2001 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 3 x scuffed labels WA 93 3 bts.

per lot $400 - $600


437

439

442

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1994 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x marked label

CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 2000 Pomerol. 3 x scuffed labels

CARRUADES DE LAFITE 2001 Pauillac. 1 x marked label

WA 93

Tasted at the Trotanoy vertical in Hong Kong, the 2000 Trotanoy seems to be improving with age. It has an outstanding bouquet with far more fruit intensity than I anticipated: mulberry, blackberry, briary, broom and white pepper all mingling together with superb delineation. The palate displays exquisite balance, fresh and focused with a clean and precise finish that is only just beginning to show what it can do. Like so many millennial Bordeaux it has matured at its own pace, however, on this showing it seems determined to reward those with the greatest patience. Tasted November 2016. Drink: 2020-2045 WA 95

3 bts.

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1995 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé marked label An old style Pauillac, yet made with far more purity and richness than the estate’s ancient vintages, this broad-shouldered, muscular, classic wine exhibits a saturated purple color, and sensationally dense, rich, concentrated, cassis flavors that roll over the palate with impressive purity and depth. The wine is tannic and closed, but powerful and rich. It appears to possess length and intensity similar to the 1996. This is a great young Pauillac. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025. WA 92 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1996 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels WA 92 7 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU NENIN 1998 (2) Pomerol. CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1998 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label CHÂTEAU BEAU-SÉJOUR BÉCOT 1998 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u. 2 x bn. 2 x stained labels per lot $500 - $700

per lot $800 - $1,000

440 CHÂTEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL 2001 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 4 x scraped labels WA 93 6 bts.

438

6 bts.

3 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

441 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1996 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé WS 92 WA 96 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1999 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé stained label CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2001 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label, 1 x scraped label WA 91 4 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

per lot $800 - $1,000

443 CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 2001 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels. 1 x scuffed label CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE 1996 (1) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé u. vts. marked label 4 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

444 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2001 (2) Saint-Julien. 1 x marked label CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2001 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 5 bts.

per lot $500 - $700


445 CHÂTEAU RAYMOND-LAFON 1990 (2) Sauternais. u. 2 x bn. CHÂTEAU LA GAFFELIÈRE 1998 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B 1 x scuffed label CHÂTEAU LA GOMERIE 1995 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé CHÂTEAU MOULIN SAINT-GEORGES 1995 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label, 1 x wrinkled capsule CHÂTEAU PAVIE MACQUIN 1995 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B u. 2 x bn. CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1995 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1999 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 12 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

LOTS 446-470 Property of a Gentleman of Refined Sensibilities

446 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2007 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé marked label WA 92 CHÂTEAU PALMER 2002 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé Dense, medium to full-bodied, with high levels of tannin in a big, full-bodied style (much in the spirit of such classic Bordeaux vintages as 1966, 1986, and 1996), this wine possesses superb purity and serious length, but should be purchased only by those with considerable patience and a good, cold cellar, since it will need plenty of time. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2028. April 2005 WA 94 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

447 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2006 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s annual 10-Year On tasting in London and then blind at Farr Vintners tasting. The 2006 Château Lafite-Rothschild offers impressive fruit intensity on the nose, although it does not have the precision of the 2006 Mouton-Rothschild. Red berry fruits intermingle with rose petals and sous-bois scents - very typical Lafite bouquet where less can be more. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and a keen line of acidity. It is certainly very well balanced with graphite-tinged black fruit, but whereas Mouton-Rothschild possesses that peacock’s tail, Lafite remains linear. Tasted April 2016. Drink: 2018-2045 WS 95 WA 95 1 bt.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

448 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2011 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 1 bt.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

449 CARRUADES DE LAFITE 2009 (1) Pauillac. Of course, the wine to buy in order to get a look at the Lafite Rothschild style and personality is their second wine, Carruades de Lafite, which has become very fashionable in Asia, causing the prices to soar. A very strong effort, the 2009 Carruades de Lafite may be the finest Carruades since the 2003. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and tiny amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it reveals lots of sweet cassis intermixed with subtle smoke and forest floor, undeniable lusciousness and full-bodied hedonism. The wood component is pushed to the background, and the wine is extremely viscous, round and delicious. Additional complexity should continue to emerge over the next decade and this 2009 should keep for 20-30 years. December 2011 Drink: 2012-2042 WA 93 CARRUADES DE LAFITE 2012 (2) Pauillac. 3 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

450 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1967 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x ts. 1 x scuffed label 2 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

451 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2000 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 1 x stained label 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. June 2010 Drink: 2010-2060 WA 98 2 bts.

per lot $3,000 - $3,200


452

455

459

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1970 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. ms. cracked capsule & wrinkled label

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1967 Pomerol. u. vts. wine-stained & peeling label

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2013 Pomerol.

WA 93 CHÂTEAU LATOUR LES FORTS DE LATOUR 2006 (1) Pauillac. scuffed label WA 92 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

453 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2002 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2002 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé u. bn. wine-stained label 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

454 CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 2011 Pomerol. 1,910 cases made. WS 94 5 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

In all fairness, the last bottle in the vertical tasting I had of Petrus came from a pristinely stored magnum that I owned, so perhaps a regular bottle of this wine might be fading a bit. Nevertheless, this has always been the best wine of the vintage and a gorgeous example of Petrus. The wine shows considerable amber to its garnet color and has a sweet nose of coffee beans intermixed with cedar, herbs, black cherries, roasted nuts. The wine is sweet, elegant, medium to full-bodied, and totally savory and seamless. It is a gorgeous wine and one of the great sleeper vintages for Petrus. December 2002 WA 99 1 bt.

per lot $3,000 - $3,500

JS 94 1 bt.

per lot $3,500 - $4,000

460 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2013 Pomerol. JS 94 1 bt.

per lot $3,500 - $4,000

461 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2013 Pomerol. JS 94

456

1 bt.

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2013 Pomerol. Very fine and structured with ultra-fine tannins. Medium bodied with beautiful density and texture. It has length and grip for the vintage. Better in 2020. February 2016 jamessuckling.com JS 94 1 bt.

per lot $3,500 - $4,000

457 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2013 Pomerol. JS 94 1 bt.

per lot $3,500 - $4,000

458 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2013 Pomerol. JS 94 1 bt.

per lot $3,500 - $4,000

per lot $3,500 - $4,000

462 CHÂTEAU AUSONE 2000 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé scuffed label WA 98+ 1 bt.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600


463

466

469

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1967 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A u. vts. soiled, stained, & wrinkled label

CLOS SAINT-JEAN CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE DEUS EX MACHINA 2011 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2011 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

The 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus ex Machina is a stunner in the vintage. Kirsch liqueur, currants, toast, sandalwood, and graphite are just some of the nuances here. The wine hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a layered, seamless mouthfeel and beautifully polished tannin on the finish. Give it another year or two and drink it through 2026. August 2014 Drink: 2015-2026 WA 98

BODEGAS ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ TINTO PESQUERA RESERVA 1991 (2) Ribera del Duero. u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 2 x peeling labels

The 2011 Pavie is composed of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon (14.3% alcohol). It possesses a certain approachability, which is somewhat disarming for the big, robust, super-concentrated and ageworthy style Pavie has favored since 1998. The opaque purple-hued, full-bodied 2011 offers a sweet kiss of kirsch, blackberry, cassis and licorice, but no evidence of toasty oak despite the fact it is bottled about six months after most other premier grand cru classes in St.-Emilion. One of the most complete wines of the vintage, this superstar possesses gorgeous texture and opulence, and can be drunk in 3-4 years, or cellared for two decades. April 2014 WS 95 WA 95+ CHÂTEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL 1967 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. ms. 3 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,200

464 CHÂTEAU FIGEAC 2002 (3) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B CHÂTEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL 2006 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 x bn. 5 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

465 CHÂTEAU D’YQUEM 1966 Sauternais. Premier Cru Supérieur u. vts. wrinkled label 1 bt.

per lot $700 - $900

4 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

467

BODEGAS ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ TINTO PESQUERA RESERVA 1993 (2) Ribera del Duero. u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 2 x marked labels 4 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

470 DOMINUS ESTATE 2011 Napa Valley. u. 1 x bn. JS 93

CLOS SAINT-JEAN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE LA COMBE DES FOUS 2011 (1)

3 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

It’s easily one of the wines of the vintage and offers killer creme de cassis, kirsch, spice box, creamy licorice and toasted bread to go with a full-bodied, seamless, elegant and layered profile the palate. While showing the forward, approachable nature of the vintage, it has ample sweet tannin, rock-solid mid-palate concentration and blockbuster length. August 2014 WA 97 CLOS SAINT-JEAN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE LA COMBE DES FOUS 2012 (1)

Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape la Combe des Fous is another gorgeous wine from this estate that offers incredible richness while never seeming heavy, cumbersome or over-the-top. Full-bodied, seamless and incredibly elegant, it has the polish and balance to drink nicely now, but will evolve for 15 years or more. October 2014 WA 96 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

LOTS 471-489 From Several Ontario Collectors

471 NICOLAS CATENA ZAPATA 2005 Mendoza, Argentina. 6 bts.

472 OPUS ONE 1996 Napa Valley. This is one of the finest Opus Ones to date, offering a dark ruby/purple color, as well as a striking, intense bouquet of sweet licorice intermixed with blackberries, cassis, plums, and saddle leather. This seamless, full-bodied wine is more velvety-textured, opulent, and succulent than past vintages. The mid-palate is expansive and chewy. The long finish is filled with glycerin, ripe fruit, and sweet tannin. WA 94

468

1 bt.

DOMAINE LEFLAIVE BÂTARD-MONTRACHET BIENVENUES 1991 Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé u. 3cm. elevated cork & bin-soiled label

473

1 bt.

per lot $500 - $700

per lot $400 - $600

per lot $500 - $700

KRUG CHAMPAGNE BRUT 1989 Champagne. 1 mag.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400


474

475

477

ARAUJO ESTATE WINES CABERNET SAUVIGNON EISELE VINEYARD 2005 (1) Napa Valley.

SCARECROW CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2005 Napa Valley. 1 x scraped label

SCARECROW CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007 Napa Valley.

A nose of black raspberries interwoven with floral notes of blackcurrants and spice jump from the glass of this dense ruby/plum/purple wine. This famous vineyard at the northern end of Napa Valley, which in this era was owned by Bart and Daphne Araujo (today owned by François Pinault, the proprietor of Château Latour), can certainly make the argument that it’s one of the first growths of Napa Valley. Sweet, velvety tannin, medium to full body, and extraordinary complexity and elegance characterize this wine, which is seamless and drinking beautifully. WS 92 WA 96

A candidate for one of the wines of the vintage, this stunning 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford includes in its blend some of the oldest Cabernet vines in existence in Napa Valley. It tips the scales at a lofty 15.4% alcohol, but believe it or not, it is strikingly elegant and pure, with laser-like precision. Inky, dark ruby/purple, with a stunning nose of forest floor, creme de cassis and a subtle, earthy minerality, the wine is built like a skyscraper, with a multidimensional mouthfeel and incredible complexity and richness, yet it never comes close to tasting heavy or overwrought. This is just a great terroir, great winemaking, and the results are profound. It seems to be drinkable now, but is capable of at least another 10-20 years of full-throttle pleasure. This is a superstar and a remarkable effort. Bravo! June 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 WA 98

ABREU CABERNET SAUVIGNON MADRONA RANCH 1996 (1) Napa Valley. The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Madrona Ranch reveals a blueberry/blackberry, creme de cassis character with smoky oak, new saddle leather, licorice, dried herbs, and mineral scents. Expansive, with terrific intensity, purity, and overall symmetry, it has noticeable tannin in the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2030 December 1999 WA 98 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

2 bts.

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

Scarecrow’s inky/purple-colored 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is a prodigious effort. It reveals a liqueur of crushed rocks intermixed with a smorgasbord of spring flower, blueberry, creme de cassis, and assorted blue, black, and red fruit characteristics. It also possesses extraordinary concentration, but what sets it apart is the fragrant aromatics combined with uncommon purity and elegance for such a full-bodied, massively concentrated wine. Its perfect balance suggests it can be drunk at a relatively young age, but it should easily evolve over 30-35 years. Congratulations to all involved! WS 97 WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

478 SCARECROW CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007 Napa Valley. WS 97 WA 100

476 SCARECROW CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2006 Napa Valley. The full-bodied 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon does not possess any of the hard, foreboding tannins found in some 2006 Cabernets, but rather, it displays a silky, velvety personality. Although not as nuanced or complex as the 2005, it is a brilliant wine offering generous levels of black currant fruit intermixed with graphite, scorched earth, and a hint of underlying smoke. Drink 2008-2028 WS 96 WA 94+ 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

479 SCARECROW CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008 Napa Valley. Hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon (800 cases), this is still an outstanding wine, with classic graphite, creme de cassis, blueberry and floral notes all well-presented in the perfumed aromatics of this full-bodied, rich, concentrated wine. It has some noticeable tannins to be resolved and is not as seamless and flawless as the monumental 2007. Nevertheless, this is a gorgeous wine to drink over the next 20+ years. WS 96 WA 93+ 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400


480

482

484

SCARECROW CABERNET SAUVIGNON MONSIEUR ÉTAIN COHN RANCH 2008 (2, OWC ) Napa Valley.

DOMINUS ESTATE 2006 (1 MAG.) Napa Valley. scraped label

HARLAN ESTATE PROPRIETARY RED 2002 Napa Valley.

Very deep garnet-purple colour. A wonderfully perfumed nose of violets, crushed blackberries, black cherries, mace and cloves leading into some smoked meat and mocha aromas with swirling. Very structured on the palate with high acidity, a medium to high level of fine tannins and a full body providing plenty of flesh in the mid-palate. Very long layered finish. WA 96

The extraordinary Harlan Estate, which I awarded 100 points seven years ago, offers no justifiable reason to doubt its perfect score. It is still a baby, with an inky purple color and notes of smoky camphor intermixed with creme de cassis, Asian soy and a hint of cedar beginning to emerge as well as some espresso and subtle damp forest floor notes. The wine has awesome intensity, a full-bodied mouthfeel, a skyscraper-like texture, and a finish that goes on for close to a minute. This is a perfect wine, still youthful and young, and not even in full adolescence as of 2012. It has 40 or more years ahead of it, but should hit its plateau of full maturity in another 5-10 years. Kudos to Bill Harlan! June 2012 WA 100

SCARECROW CABERNET SAUVIGNON MONSIEUR ÉTAIN COHN RANCH 2009 (2, OWC) Napa Valley. WA 93 4 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

481 SPOTTSWOODE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010 (1) Napa Valley. Superb aromatics of spring flowers, blue and black fruits, forest floor and a touch of toast, are followed by a wine of exceptional intensity, texture, purity and a full-bodied finish with velvety, but noticeable tannins. This is still extremely young, but also remarkably impressive even though it is only six years of age. August 2016 Drink: 2016-2056 WA 100 COLGIN CELLARS PROPRIETARY RED IX ESTATE 2003 (1) Napa Valley. There is a roasted meaty character to this beauty, along with plenty of cassis, blackberries, blueberries, incense and spring flower notes. It admirably reveals the great terroir Ann Colgin and her husband, Joe Wender, have unlocked high above Lake Hennessey. WA 96+ QUILCEDA CREEK CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2002 (1) Columbia Valley, Washington. Its youthful purple/ruby color is followed by gorgeously complex and intense aromas of wild herbs, exotic spices, caramelized beef, licorice and layers of sweet black fruits and creamy black cherry-like nuances. I’d enjoy bottles over the coming decade, but it will hold longer. Drink now-2027. WA 98 3 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,200

SHAFER CABERNET SAUVIGNON HILLSIDE SELECT 1992 (1 MAG.) Stags Leap District. Napa Valley. scuffed label The 1992 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is another killer wine boasting a dense purple color as well as a gorgeous bouquet of crème de cassis, creosote, camphor, licorice, blackberries and subtle background oak, and full-bodied, heady flavors. December 2014 Drink: 2014-2035 WA 95 2 mags. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

483 CHÂTEAU LE PIN 1998 Pomerol. scuffed label WA 93 1 bt.

per lot $3,500 - $4,000

1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

485 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2004 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé scraped label 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. Tasted September 2016. Drink: 2010-2040 WA 93 1 bt.

per lot $400 - $600


486

488

491

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

SCREAMING EAGLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012 Napa Valley.

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

This continues to be one of the immortal wines and one of the greatest young Bordeaux wines of the last half-century. Consistently prodigious and almost a sure bet to top the scoring card of any blind tasting of this vintage as well as other years, the 1989 Haut-Brion is a seamless, majestic classic, and a tribute to this phenomenal terroir and its singular characteristics. The brilliant symmetry of the wine, extraordinary purity, and seamlessness are the hallmarks of a modern-day legend. It is still in its pre-adolescent stage of development, and I would not expect it to hit its full plateau of maturity for another 3-5 years, but this should be an Haut-Brion that rivals the greatest ever made at this estate. Life is too short not to drink this wine as many times as possible! A modern day clone of the 1959? Anticipated maturity: 20052030. Last tasted, 1/03. WS 100 WA 100

The perfect 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Screaming Eagle is composed of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. The inky/purple-colored, seamless 2012 possesses an extraordinary set of aromatics consisting of pure blackcurrant liqueur, licorice, acacia flowers, graphite and a subtle hint of new oak. Full-bodied, opulent and voluptuous, this profound wine is as prodigious as I thought it would be last year when tasted from barrel. October 2014 Drink: 2014-2034 WA 100

CHÂTEAU LA CROIX DU CASSE 2000 (3) Pomerol.

489

1 bt.

1 mag.

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2002 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé 1 x wine stained label. 2 x scraped labels

493

per lot $6,000 - $7,000

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

per lot $2,400 - $2,800

1 bt.

per lot $3,500 - $4,000

LOTS 489-524 An Exquisite Collection of Rare Wine

This wine reveals a dense ruby/purple color in a style somewhat reminiscent of the 1988 but with more power, concentration, and volume. It has a beautifully elegant nose of black fruits intermixed with truffle, flower, and oak. The wine is medium to full-bodied, dense, with wonderful precision, freshness, and a long, full-bodied finish with impressive levels of concentration. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030. WS 92 WA 93 3 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,500

490 CHÂTEAU PALMER 2001 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. 3 x bn. 2 x scraped labels. 1 scuffed label 3 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

8 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

492 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1999 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. marked label It is medium-bodied, with extravagant layers of richness yet little weight, and a finish that is all sweetness, ripeness, and harmony. This extraordinary Lafite increasingly appears to be a modern day clone of the majestic 1953. A mere one-third of the crop made it into the grand vin! Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030. WA 95 JS 95 per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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

per lot $2,400 - $2,600

494 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2000 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé WA 98+ 1 bt.

per lot $2,400 - $2,600


495

500

504

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2002 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CARRUADES DE LAFITE 2001 Pauillac.

CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 2002 Pauillac. 1 x scraped label

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

2 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

6 bts.

501 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2004 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2002 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

The 2004 Latour is perhaps evolving slower than I expected, although it remains one of the finest Left 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. Tasted September 2016. Drink: 2020-2045 WS 95 WA 95

WA 94

1 bt.

1 bt.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

496

1 bt.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

497 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2002 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé WA 94 1 bt.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

498 CARRUADES DE LAFITE 2000 Pauillac. 1 x scraped label 3 bts.

per lot $900 - $1,200

per lot $800 - $1,000

505 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2001 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 1 x wrinkled label. 1 x scraped label 7 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

506 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2002 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels, 1 x scraped label 3 bts.

per lot $2,000 - $2,200

507 CHÂTEAU BARDE-HAUT 2000 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 3 x scraped labels. 3 x soiled labels

502 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2000 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label The 2000 Latour (a relatively abundant 14,000 cases compared to what they produced in 2009, 2008, or 2005) is “packed and stacked.” The extremely rich, black/purple color to the rim is followed by a wine with some subtle smoke, loads of minerals, a hint of vanilla, and plenty of creme de cassis as well as roasted meat and a slight scorched earth character. June 2010 Drink: 2010-2060 WA 98 1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

8 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

508 CLOS DE L’ORATOIRE 2001 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 2 x scraped capsules 7 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

509 CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2001 Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label 6 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

503

499 CARRUADES DE LAFITE 2000 Pauillac.

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2000 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label

3 bts.

WA 98

per lot $900 - $1,200

1 bt.

510 CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2001 Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé 6 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

per lot $800 - $1,000


511

516

521

CHÂTEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL 2000 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 6 scuffed labels. 1 x sliced capsule

CHÂTEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL 2002 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scraped labels. 4 x stained labels

WA 91

WA 93

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

6 bts.

per lot $1,700 - $1,900

CHÂTEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL 2001 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 6 x scuffed labels WA 93

WA 93 per lot $1,000 - $1,200

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

WA 93

CHÂTEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL 2002 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 5 x stained labels WA 93 5 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

519

514 CHÂTEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL 2001 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 6 x stained labels

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2001 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé WA 91 6 bts.

WA 93 per lot $1,200 - $1,400

515 CHÂTEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL 2002 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label. 3 x stained labels

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

520 CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 2000 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label

One of the candidates for wine of the vintage, this beauty has a dense purple color to the rim and a classic, noble nose of graphite intermixed with black currant, spice box, licorice, and red and black fruits. Medium to full-bodied with exceptional precision and definition, this beautifully textured wine stands out as one of the most successful wines of this irregular vintage. April 2005 WA 93

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 bottled. 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. June 2010 WS 94 WA 95

5 bts.

4 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

WS 94+ WA 95 3 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

per lot $800 - $1,000

522 CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 2001 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x scuffed labels, 1 x scraped label 3 bts.

518

CHÂTEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL 2001 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 6 x stained labels

6 bts.

CHÂTEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL 2002 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 5 x stained labels

5 bts.

513

6 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

517

512

6 bts.

5 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

523 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2000 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label This is a behemoth – dense, highly extracted, very tannic, broodingly backward, with a dense purple color and very little evolution since it was bottled 8 years ago. Wonderfully sweet cedar and fruitcake notes are intermixed with hints of creme de cassis, licorice, and earthy forest floor. It is full-bodied and tannic, with everything in place, but like so many wines that come from Leoville Barton, it makes a mockery of many modern-day consumers wanting a wine for immediate gratification. Those who bought it should continue to exercise patience and be proud to own a wonderful classic with five decades of longevity ahead of it. June 2010 Drink: 2018-2050 WA 95+ 5 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

524 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2000 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé WA 95+ 5 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400


LOTS 525-589 Multiple Collections, All Well Cellared

525 CHÂTEAU LASCOMBES 2003 (1) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé VIEUX CHÂTEAU MAZERAT 2010 (1) Saint-Émilion. scuffed label This is one of the tightest, most backward wines in the Jonathan Malthus portfolio. The grapes come from an oldvine parcel near Angelus and Beausejour-Duffau, and the final product is a blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc. Again displaying plenty of minerality, which seems to be a prevailing theme throughout the 2010s from Malthus, the 2010 Vieux Chateau Mazerat is full-bodied, with an abundance of floral notes as well as black currant and blackberry fruit. Impressively endowed and built like a skyscraper, this full-bodied wine needs a good 7-8 years of cellaring and should keep for 25-30 years. Interestingly, the vines were planted in 1947. February 2013 450 cases produced. WA 95+ CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE (DULUC-DUCRU) 2003 (1) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé scuffed label 3 bts.

per lot $200 - $400

526 DUNN CABERNET SAUVIGNON HOWELL MOUNTAIN 2007 (1) Napa Valley. The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is unlike any wine I have ever tasted from Dunn. Layer after layer of flavor saturates the palate in this opulent, full-throttle Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2007 possesses dazzling textural richness, depth and sheer intensity. Purists may prefer more structured vintages, but for a producer known for such slow maturing wines, the 2007 is a huge pleasure to taste today. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2037 WA 97

DUNN CABERNET SAUVIGNON HOWELL MOUNTAIN 2008 (1) Napa Valley. The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain takes things to another level, as hard as it may seem to believe. This was another difficult vintage for Dunn. Yields were down a full 50%. In exchange, nature rewarded Dunn with the fruit to make an epic wine that could very well turn out to be a modern-day legend. The 2008 is a huge, towering wine packed with dark fruit, licorice, tar, asphalt and licorice. Layers of perfume are woven throughout this majestic effort. The 2008 should only be purchased by the very patient, but it is a legendary wine in the making. Anticipated maturity: 2028-2043. December 2011 WA 98+ 2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

527 SAXUM VINEYARD BROKEN STONES 2013 (1) Paso Robles. scraped label Incorporating more Petite Sirah than normal, and the first time there’s been less than 50% Syrah, the 2013 Syrah Broken Stones is made from 48% Syrah, 22% Petite Sirah, 17% Grenache, 6% Mourvedre the rest Tempranillo and Roussanne. Its deep, inky color is followed by a structured, seriously mineral-laced and full-bodied red that offers lots of fruit (cassis, black cherries and raspberries), smoked earth and chocolate aromas and flavors. The tannin is front and center, yet they’re beautifully ripe and polished. Give bottles 2-3 years and enjoy through 2028 August 2016 WA 96 SAXUM JAMES BERRY VINEYARD 2013 (1) Paso Robles. The 2013 James Berry Vineyard Proprietary Red is made from 45% Grenache, 29% Mourvedre, 18% Syrah and 8% Counoise (which Justin commented was a blend that was put together relatively late). It saw a big chunk of whole cluster (the Grenache was mostly destemmed though) and was brought up all in puncheons and foudre (the normal concrete

component went to the Rocket Block). It offers up gorgeous notes of black raspberries, cherries, cassis, ground herbs and flowers. This beauty hits the palate with incredible purity, fine tannin and an overriding sense of elegance and finesse, backed up by full-bodied richness and depth. It needs to be forgotten for 3-4 years and it will drink beautifully through 2028. August 2018 Drink: 2018-2028 WA 97 SAXUM JAMES BERRY VINEYARD 2014 (1) Paso Robles. The sensationally pure and seamless 2014 James Berry Vineyard Proprietary Red (42% Grenache, 24% Mourvèdre, 21% Syrah, 8% Counoise and 5% Roussanne) was brought up in a mix of barrels and foudre, followed by six months in concrete tanks. The wine offers incredibly rich and layered notes of black raspberries, creme de cassis, crushed flowers, melted licorice and peppery herbs in its full-bodied, impeccably balanced profile. Showing the more upfront, hedonistic style of the vintage, this full-bodied beauty still has ample underlying tannin, beautiful mid-palate depth and a killer finish that keeps you coming back for more. September 2016 Drink: 2017-2027 WA 98 3 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

528 SEBASTIANI PROPRIETARY GRAVEL BED RED 2013 Sonoma Valley. The 2013 Gravel Bed Proprietary Red is a Bordeaux blend which I assume is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon. It comes from the rockiest sites that Sebastiani owns in Sonoma County. This is a spectacular wine, with blueberry and blackberry fruit, some notes of gravel (as the name suggests), full-bodied opulence, and a multi-layered, almost skyscraper-like mouthfeel, yet it is light on its feet for such great intensity and richness. This is a stunner and another tour de force from winemaker Mark Lyon. This full-bodied classic should drink well for 25-30 years. March 2016 Drink: 2016-2046 WA 97 5 bts.

per lot $400 - $600


529

533

536

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2002 Pomerol. 1 x scraped capsule

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 2005 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2009 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

WA 92

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

WS 93 1 bt.

per lot $2,300 - $2,600

530 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2002 Pomerol. u.bn. WS 93 1 bt.

per lot $2,300 - $2,600

531 CHÂTEAU PALMER 2009 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé One of the all-time great Palmers (along with the 1961, 1966, 1970, 1989, 2000 and 2005), the 2009 Palmer is a blend of 52% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and a whopping 7% Petit Verdot that came in at close to 14% natural alcohol. An opaque blue/black color suggests a wine with thrilling levels of concentration and intensity, and That’s exactly what a taster gets. Subtle smoke, incense and Asian spice (soy?) notes interwoven with graphite, blueberry, blackberry and cassis characteristics lead to a full-bodied, phenomenally concentrated, viscous, opulent wine with plenty of sweet tannin. This sensational Palmer reveals even more floral notes than vintages such as 2005 and 2000. It should drink well for 50 years. December 2011 Drink: 20122060 WA 97 3 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

532 CHÂTEAU SÉGLA 2006 Margaux. 1 x scraped label. 3 scuffed labels 3 bts.

per lot $200 - $400

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2004 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label 2 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

534 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. wrinkled, scuffed & raised label 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. Drink now to 2045+. WS 99 WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

535 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2009 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 2 x writing on label A beautiful effort, the 2009 Pichon Lalande, a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, possesses copious mocha, lead pencil, unsmoked, high class tobacco, black currant, forest floor and herbaceous characteristics. It is a deep purple-hued, charming, surprisingly open-knit Pauillac with wonderful freshness, a plump, fleshy mouthfeel, opulence and unctuosity, medium to full body and a well-delineated, luscious style. More elegant than its nearby neighbor, Pichon Longueville Baron, and not as massive in concentration and extract, it is one of the great Pichon Lalandes of the last twenty years. December 2011 WA 95 2 bts.

per lot $300 - $500

3 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

537 CHÂTEAU CERTAN DE MAY 2006 (1) Pomerol. scuffed label LA GRAVETTE DE CERTAN 2008 (1) Pomerol. scuffed label CHÂTEAU FIGEAC 2006 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B 3 bts.

per lot $200 - $400


538

542

545

CHÂTEAU FIGEAC 2009 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B

LUCE DELLA VITE LUCE 2006 (1) Tuscany.

This is still a knockout Saint Emilion that is going to bestow a lot of drinking pleasure over the years. Tasted July 2016. WA 94

MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2007 (1) Tuscany.

ATLAS PEAK CABERNET SAUVIGNON HOWELL MOUNTAIN 2005 (4) Napa Valley. 1 x scraped label

3 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

539 CHÂTEAU SUDUIRAUT 1990 (1 HF. BT.) Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé CHÂTEAU SUDUIRAUT 1997 (1 HF. BT.) Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé 2 hf. bts. per lot $200 - $300

540

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

BOUCHARD PÈRE & FILS CHEVALIER-MONTRACHET 2009 Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé

2 bts.

1 bt.

TAYLOR FLADGATE VINTAGE PORT 1985 (1) Douro, Portugal. scuffed label

per lot $200 - $400

541 DOM PÉRIGNON CHAMPAGNE 2006 (1) Champagne. KRUG CHAMPAGNE GRANDE CUVÉE NV (1) Champagne. LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL BRUT 2007 (1, OC) Champagne. Full-bodied, round and very complex, the generous 2007 is a perfect mix of ripe fruit and precise minerality. It is a silky textured, pure and precise, as well as powerful and expressive Champagne. It has great tension and grip in the very long and persistent finish. Great expression of chalk. The 2007 was disgorged in 2015. June 2016 Drink: 2016-2030 WA 95 3 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

per lot $400 - $600

543

WARRE’S VINTAGE PORT 2003 (1) Douro, Portugal. scuffed label Projected Maturity: 2030-2050 WA 93 2 bts.

per lot $200 - $400

CAKEBREAD CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007 (1) Napa Valley. raised label CAYMUS VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL SELECTION 2006 (1) Napa Valley. writing on label PAHLMEYER PROPRIETARY RED 2007 (1) Napa Valley. scraped label 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 WA 96+ 7 bts.

544 WEINGUT VOLLENWEIDER WOLFER GOLDGRUBE RIESLING AUSLESE 2009 Mosel, Germany. 11x scuffed labels. 1 x scraped label. 2 x wrinkled labels 11 hf. bts.

per lot $300 - $400

per lot $800 - $1,000


546

548

550

OPUS ONE 2005 (1) Napa Valley.

CHÂTEAU PALMER 1989 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 2 x wine-stained & scraped labels

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1986 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 1.5cm, scraped label. corroded capsule

Complex and medium to full-bodied, with silky tannin and superb purity and balance, this is exactly what Opus One was meant to be when it was first proposed. Of course, it is a popular wine to criticize, but the quality has never been better, and certainly 2005 is a beauty. It is reaching full maturity at ten years, but I think there is still another 10-15+ years of upside potential in this wine. It is full-bodied, opulent and, dare I say, delicious. Given its popularity and brand recognition, it’s nice to know that even at a major steak house you can probably find this wine and be thrilled to buy it and drink it. June 2015 Drink: 2015-2030 WA 95 ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2005 (1 MAG.) Napa Valley. stained & scuffed label NICOLAS CATENA ZAPATA 2008 (1) Mendoza, Argentina. 2 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $800 - $1,000

Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 1989 Château Palmer has always been my favourite vintage from that decade after the 1983. The first bottle was unfortunately corked. The second was as it should be: the nose tensile with red berries, sous-bois, potpourri and strawberry pastille - lively and energetic. The palate is medium-bodied and vibrant right from the start, silky in texture with plenty of citrus fruit, gently building to a harmonious and detailed finish that lingers in the mouth. This is a magnificent Château Palmer that continues to effortlessly dish out so much vinous pleasure. Tasted May 2015. WA 96 3 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

549 CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1982 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. ts. wine-stained & scraped label WA 93

547 CHÂTEAU PALMER 1986 (3) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. 2 x vts. 3 x wrinkled, scuffed & soiled labels. 2 x scraped labels. 1 x peeling label WA 92 CHÂTEAU PALMER 1990 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé bin-soiled & scraped label WA 92 4 bts.

CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1986 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé wine-stained, scraped, & peeling label. raised cork CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 1989 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé bin-soiled label. scraped capsule WA 95 3 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

WA 93 CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 1986 (2) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. 1 x vts. 1 x bn. 2 x stained & scraped labels CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE 1990 (1) Saint-Julien. 3ième Cru Classé wine-stained & scraped label 4 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

551 OPUS ONE 1986 Napa Valley. u. ts. soiled & wrinkled label 1 bt.

per lot $300 - $500

552 CHÂTEAU HOSANNA 2012 Pomerol. Close to perfection, this extraordinary blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc seems to have hit all the high notes in 2012. Inky ruby/purple with stunning concentration, a multidimensional mouthfeel, skyscraper-like texture and fabulous purity of blue, red and black fruits, this is a tour de force from this estate owned by Christian Moueix. The potential complexity and sheer compelling quality of Hosanna is amazing. Aromatically, this may be the most profound wine of the vintage. Drink it over the next 15-20 years. April 2015 Drink: 2015-2035 WA 97 2 bts.

per lot $300 - $500


553

555

559

RIDGE VINEYARDS MONTE BELLO 2008 Santa Cruz Mountains.

CHÂTEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL 1994 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé 1 x scraped label

OPUS ONE 2010 (1) Napa Valley.

The 2008 Monte Bello is marked by the drought vintage, which not only made a more concentrated crop but also deprived the blend of all supporting varieties, as only Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot handled the dry conditions sufficiently gracefully to make the final cut. At age ten, this muscular Monte Bello is finally beginning to unwind, offering up rich aromas of black cherry, cassis, dried mountain laurel, loamy soil and burning embers. On the palate, it’s full-bodied, expansive and powerful, its generous, sweetly fruited attack giving way to a taut, firm mid-palate that doesn’t show as much finesse as the 2010 or 2012, concluding with a long, stony finish. Baugher observes that in its youth, the 2008 was “monolithic and more angular—a mouthful of tannin.” A decade later, it’s beginning to soften, but it still requires another 5 or 6 years of bottle age. May 2018 Drink: 2023-2043 WA 95+ 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

554 CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 1996 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2000 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé 1 x scuffed label Tasted from an ex-château bottle at BI Wine & Spirits Calon-Segur dinner in London. The 2000 Calon Segur is one of those wines that reminds you how great the millennial vintage could be. Now at fifteen years old, it has a brilliant, vivacious red berry nose infused with ash and cigar box aromas. The detail here is a beguiling and it just “sings” Saint Estèphe. The palate is medium-bodied with dense, firm tannin that provide a rigid backbone, but it is swathed in copious tobacco-drenched black fruit and a superb line of acidity. It finishes with a twist of bitter cherry on the finish that completes what is a deeply impressive Calon-Ségur; it might just outclass the 2005. Tasted March 2015. Drink: 2018-2050 WA 94 4 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 1995 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label & capsule CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 1997 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed capsule 4 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

556 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1993 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A 2 x scraped labels 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

557 CHARLES HEIDSIECK BRUT RESERVE 1992 (4) Champagne. 3 x scraped labels CHARLES HEIDSIECK BRUT RESERVE 1993 (1) Champagne. scraped label ROEDERER ESTATE L’ERMITAGE BRUT 1993 (2) Anderson Valley, USA. 2 x scraped labels 7 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

558 OPUS ONE 1989 Napa Valley. u. 2 x bn. 1 x vts. 3 x scuffed labels 3 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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 WS 92 WA 96 OPUS ONE 2012 (1) Napa Valley. 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, full-bodied wine that should drink well for 25-30 years. December 2015 WA 96 2 bts.

per lot $700 - $900

560 OPUS ONE 1987 (1) Napa Valley. u. ms. scuffed label OPUS ONE 1992 (1) Napa Valley. u. bn. wine-stained label WA 92 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000


561

564

568

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

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2005 Pomerol.

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

WS 100 WA 97

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1998 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label

3 bts.

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2006 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

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

per lot $4,000 - $4,500

563 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2005 Pomerol. WS 100 WA 97 1 bt.

per lot $4,000 - $4,500

1 bt.

per lot $4,000 - $4,500

565 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2001 Pauillac. 3 x wrinkled labels. 1 x stained label 3 bts.

per lot $1,700 - $1,900

566 The palate is medium-bodied with a smooth, slightly toasty entry. The acidity is quite low compared to other 2006 Saint Emilions, but there is harmony here and the tannins seem very fine. There is real density on the finish, although I was just seeking a little more delineation to come through. Give this another two or three years in bottle. Tasted January 2016. WA 94 3 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

Still incredibly youthful and sporting a lot of fruit, the deep garnet-brick colored 1998 Haut-Brion sashays out of the glass with flamboyant red and black fruits, followed by a train of cassis, blueberry pie and chocolate box notions plus accents of iron ore, dried lavender and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is wonderfully rich and decadently seductive in its generosity of fruit and velvety texture, offering seamless freshness and finishing with epic length and compelling minerality. Oh so delicious right now, with careful cellaring it should continue to excite through 2045 and beyond. May 2018 WA 99 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1995 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scraped label A beauty, the opaque dense purple-colored 1995 exhibits jammy cassis, vanillin, and minerals in its fragrant but still youthful aromatics. Medium to full-bodied, with exceptional purity, superb concentration, and a long, intense, ripe, 40-second finish, this is a magnificent example of Latour. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2050. June 2000 WA 96 2 bts.

567 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2005 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

569

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 better in another 5-10 years and last at least 25 or more years. WS 97 WA 98

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2000 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scraped label

2 bts.

1 bt.

per lot $1,700 - $1,900

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: 20102060 WA 98 per lot $1,200 - $1,400


570

572

575

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2005 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 3 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2001 Pomerol.

PENFOLDS GRANGE 2005 (3) South Australia.

WS 95 WA 95

It was aged for 18 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads. The nose begins a bit animal with some smoked game, mincemeat and bacon notes emerging over the freshly crushed, sun-warmed blackberries, black currant cordial, earth, black truffles, anise and allspice. Rich and full with very firm very fine tannins and very crisp acid, it gives a long finish layered with coffee, mincemeat and toast. Drink it 2013 to 2025+. WA 97

he 2005 Latour has long been a formidable wine. I was granted the opportunity to re-taste the 2005 at the property after 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 latter compared to previous bottles (including the one tasted blind just three weeks earlier). The palate is very well balanced with blackberry, black plum, sea salt, a hint of balsamic, quite spicy in the mouth with a hint of cloves. There is immense weight and presence in the mouth, although I wonder whether the tannins are as fine as say the 2010 or even the nascent 2016 Latour tasted alongside? Either way, it remains a fabulous First Growth destined to last many, many years. Tasted March 2017. Drink: 2020-2065 WA 98 3 bts.

per lot $2,800 - $3,200

per lot $2,600 - $3,000

573 DOMINUS ESTATE 2005 (OWC) Napa Valley. writing on wooden box This is one of the vintage’s greatest wines. Dense purple and youthful, with a glorious nose of earth, blackcurrants, sweet black cherries and incense, the oak is pushed way in the background, as it is in all of the Moueix wines, and the result is a wine of terroir, of great originality and authenticity. This full-bodied classic from Dominus can be drunk now, but really won’t hit its prime for another 4-5 years and last at least another two decades or more. June 2015 Drink: 2019-2040 WA 98 6 bts.

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

574

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

1 bt.

per lot $2,600 - $3,000

TENUTA DELL`ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 2008 (OWC) Tuscany. The 2008 Ornellaia continues to blossom in the bottle. 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 bottle of wine. This is a fabulous showing. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033. June 2012 WA 97 6 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

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

per lot $1,800 - $2,000

576 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1982 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. vts. scuffed & bin-soiled label 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. WS 94 WA 97 1 bt.

per lot $1,100 - $1,300


577

579

581

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1982 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. soiled & peeling label, scraped capsule

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1982 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. bn. peeling & bin-soiled label

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

WA 92

CHÂTEAU PALMER 2000 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé

This vintage has always tasted great, even in its youth, and revealed a precociousness that one does not associate with this Chateau. However, the 1982 is still evolving at a glacial pace. The concentration remains remarkable, and the wine is a full-bodied, exuberant, rich, classic Pauillac in its aromatic and flavor profiles. It’s just juiced up (similar to an athlete on steroids) and is all the better for it. This remarkable effort will last as long as the 1982 Mouton, but it has always been more approachable and decadently fruity. Drink it now, in 20 years, and in 50 years! Don’t miss it if you are a wine lover. June 2009 Drink:2009-2059 WA 100 1 bt.

per lot $1,600 - $2,000

578 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1982 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts. 2 x soiled, scuffed & peeling labels 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 first-growth. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050+ WA 100 2 bts.

per lot $2,500 - $3,000

1 bt.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

580 CHÂTEAU D’YQUEM 1975 (1) Sauternais. u. bn. scuffed label CHÂTEAU D’YQUEM 1983 (1) Sauternais. u. bn. scuffed label 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 bottling, and I would not want to start drinking it for at least another 10-15 years. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2050. Last tasted, 12/90. WA 96 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

Deep in colour, there remains a slight broodiness on the nose, although it loses its inhibitions and develops potent blackberry, strawberry and mint aromas, perhaps just a smudge of camphor. It is unashamedly rich on the entry: intense and vibrant with layers of black cherry and cassis fruit pierced by a fine line of acidity. This millennial tightens everything up towards the, finish whereupon it reverts to something much more classic in style, long and tensile. It does not quite occupy the same class as the 2005 or the imperial 2010, but it certainly has long-term potential. My advice? Give it another 4-5 years in the cellar. Tasted May 2015. Drink: 2019-2045 WA 94 CHÂTEAU PALMER 2008 (2) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé A stunning success for the vintage, and possibly the Margaux of the year, this wine, which achieved 13.5% natural alcohol, is a blend of 51% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petit Verdot. Loads of barbecue smoke, licorice, incense, blackberry, new saddle leather and forest floor notes jump from the glass of this dense, purple-colored wine. Extraordinarily intense and full-bodied, with plenty of tannin, but not the formidable structure of the 2010, this is going to be one of the longest-lived wines of 2008. It is full, rich, layered, and should be reasonably approachable with 3-4 years of bottle age, and will also keep for 30+ years. May 2011 WA 94 4 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600


582

583

584

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1995 (3) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 3 x scuffed labels

CHÂTEAU CLINET 2009 Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU BELLEVUE MONDOTTE 2008 (3) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

What sumptuous pleasures await those who purchase either the 1996 or 1995 Pichon-Lalande. It is hard to choose a favorite, although the 1995 is a smoother, more immediately sexy and accessible wine. It is an exquisite example of Pichon-Lalande with the Merlot component giving the wine a coffee/chocolatey/ cherry component to go along with the Cabernet Sauvignon’s and Cabernet Franc’s complex blackberry/cassis fruit. The wine possesses an opaque black/ ruby/purple color, and sexy, flamboyant aromatics of pain grille, black fruits, and cedar. Exquisite on the palate, this full-bodied, layered, multidimensional wine should prove to be one of the vintage’s most extraordinary success stories. February 1998 WA 95 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2006 (3) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé

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 multi-dimensional 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 WA 100 3 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

An extraordinary effort in this vintage, this 2008 was made from lower yields than the 2010 (the 2008’s equaled 20 hectoliters per hectare) and is a blend of 90% Merlot and equal parts Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon that came in at 14% natural alcohol. Michel Rolland has been the consultant for all the Perse estates since their acquisition, and the 2008’s fruit was harvested very late, October 20. The result is a backward, dense purple-colored wine revealing a crushed rock-like liqueur along with highly extracted, massive flavors of black currants, sweet cherries, licorice and toast. This full-bodied effort requires 5-6 years of bottle age and should last for 25-30 years. May 2011 WA 95+ CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2008 (3) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé

Tasted at the property, the 2006 Château Pichon-Lalande has a voluminous bouquet with outgoing blackberry, cassis and violets scents, a touch of boysenberry jam tucked just underneath, although it does not quite have the delineation of the Lynch Bages. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This feels very composed in the mouth, quite fresh with well-judged acidity, harmonious and tensile on the finish. This deserves a higher score than I awarded out of barrel and it continues to improve year by year. Tasted April 2016. WA 94

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

6 bts.

6 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

per lot $700 - $900


585

588

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 1989 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 cm.

GLAETZER WINES SHIRAZ AMON-RA 2002 (2)

Drink: 2006-2023 WA 97 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2001 (2) 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. WS 93 WA 96 3 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

586 GAJA SPERSS 1999 Piedmonte. u. 1 x bn. 1 x scuffed label The 1999 Sperss, from Serralunga d’Alba, is logically more backward than the Conteisa, a blast of tar, licorice, and chocolate on the nose, opulent, dense, very firm and structured on the palate, mouthfilling and chewy in texture, and in need of time. October 2003 WA 94 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

587 BODEGAS Y VIÑEDOS ALIÓN 2003 (OWC) Ribera del Duero. The good news is that the 2003 Alion is even better than the 2002. It has a similar personality but with more depth and concentration as well as structure. The ripe tannins suggest much more will be revealed with another 6-8 years in the bottle. It will drink well for 15+ years thereafter. February 2007 WA 96+ 12 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

Barossa Valley, South Australia. 1 x scraped label GLAETZER WINES ANAPERENNA 2006 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia. 2 x scuffed labels GLAETZER WINES ANAPERENNA 2007 (4) Barossa Valley, South Australia. 4 x scuffed labels. 1 x wrinkled label The 2007 Anaperrena Shiraz (75%)-Cabernet Sauvignon (25%) was sourced from 30- to 120-year-old vines with yields ranging from 0.5 to 1.0 tons of fruit per acre. It spent 15 months in new oak, predominantly French. Purple/black in color, it offers up a splendid nose of pain grille, mineral, scorched earth, blueberry, and black currant. Dense and massive on the palate, it has layers of ripe fruit, excellent balance, and a long, fruit-filled finish. Allow it 3-4 years to round out and drink it from 2011 to 2022. February 2009 WA 95 8 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

589 TORBRECK LES AMIS 2005 (3) Barossa Valley, South Australia. u. 3 x 1 cm. 1 x scraped label. 1 x scuffed label TORBRECK LES AMIS 2006 (3) Barossa Valley, South Australia. u. 2 x 2 cm. 1 x 1.5 cm. 3 x scuffed labels. 1 x wrinkled label 6 bts.

per lot $600 - $800


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.


Wine Index

2003 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 (236)

Alsace

2005 Penfolds Grange (575) Penfolds Grange Bin 95 (236)

Alsace

2007 Penfolds Grange Bin 95 (236)

2004 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling Gueberschwihr (381)

Champagne

2005 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (381)

Champagne

2007 Domaines Schlumberger Riesling Kessler (381) Domaines Schlumberger Riesling Saering (381)

Argentina Mendoza, Argentina 2005 Nicolas Catena Zapata (471) 2007 Catena Zapata Catena Alta Malbec (384) 2008 Nicolas Catena Zapata (546)

Australia Barossa Valley, South Australia 2002 Glaetzer Wines Shiraz Amon-Ra (588) 2004 Torbreck Run Rig (370) 2005 Torbreck Les Amis (589) 2006 Glaetzer Wines Anaperenna (588) Torbreck Les Amis (589) 2007 Glaetzer Wines Anaperenna (588)

McLaren Vale, Australia 2012 Mollydooker Carnival Of Love Shiraz (235)

South Australia 1999 Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707 (370) 2001 Clarendon Hills Shiraz Liandra Vineyard (371) Penfolds Grange (575)

Krug Champagne Grande Cuvée () 1971 Dom Pérignon Cuvée Dom Perignon (142) 1979 Krug Champagne Brut (136) 1989 Krug Champagne Brut (473) 1992 Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve (557) 1993 Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve (557) 1998 Veuve Cliquot Champagne La Grand Dame (380) 2000 Bollinger Blanc De Noirs Brut Vieilles Vignes Françaises (127) Krug Clos D’ambonnay Blanc De Noirs (140) 2002 Bollinger Champagne Rd Extra-Brut (127) Dom Pérignon Champagne (142, 379) Krug Champagne Brut (137, 138, 139) Krug Champagne Clos Du Mesnil Blanc De Blancs (141) Moet & Chandon Champagne Grand Vintage (380) Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill (134) Pommery Champagne Cuvée Louise (133) 2003 Krug Champagne Clos Du Mesnil Blanc De Blancs (141) 2004 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill (134) Veuve Cliquot Champagne Vintage Rose (380) 2005 Deutz Champagne Brut (379)

2009 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (130, 131, 132) NV Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Brut (133) Krug Champagne Grande Cuvée (541) Moet & Chandon Champagne Rosé (133) Pol Roger Champagne Extra Brut (133) Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brut (133)

Chile Aconcagua Valley, Chile 2007 Seña (384)

Germany Mosel, Germany 2003 JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese (381) 2006 Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese (381) 2007 Markus Molitor Haus Klosterberg Riesling Auslese (381) 2008 Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Spätlese (381) Markus Molitor Niedermenniger Herrenberg Riesling Spätlese (381) Weinguter Wegeler Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese (381) 2009 Weingut St. Urbans-Hof Bockstien Ockfen Riesling Spätlese (381) Weingut Vollenweider Wolfer Goldgrube Riesling Auslese (544)

Italy Piedmonte 1990 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva (267)

2006 Dom Pérignon Champagne (541) Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (128)

1997 Gaja Barbaresco (285) Gaja Sorì San Lorenzo (285) Gaja Sorì Tildìn (285)

2007 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (129) Louis Roederer Cristal Brut (541)

1998 Gaja Sorì Tildìn (293) Gaja Sperss (154)

2008 Henriot Rosé Champagne Brut (133)


1999 Gaja Sorì San Lorenzo (292) Gaja Sperss (586)

1999 Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto (168) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia (284)

2000 Borgogno Barolo Liste Storico (265, 266) Cordero Di Montezemolo Barolo Vigna Bricco Gattera (382) La Loggia Barolo (382) Manzone Barolo Le Gramolere Bricat (382)

2000 Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (431) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia (193, 284)

2001 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino (287) Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra (382) 2003 Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra Riserva (382) 2004 Berutti Pietro Barbaresco La Spinona Bricco Faset (382) 2005 Gaja Barolo Dagromis (382) Produttori Del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano (382) 2006 Parusso Barolo Bussia (382) 2010 Domini Villae Lanta Lo Zoccolaio Baccanera (157) Giacomo Ascheri Barolo Sorano (156) 2012 Costamagna Barolo Rocche Dell’annunziata (151)

Tuscany 1980 Guiseppe Quintarelli Recioto Della Valpolicella Classico Riserva (188) 1983 Guiseppe Quintarelli Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Superiore (186) 1986 Guiseppe Quintarelli Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Superiore (187) 1989 Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (433) 1990 Guiseppe Quintarelli Recioto Della Valpolicella Classico Riserva (188) 1994 Marchesi Antinori Solaia (401) 1995 Guiseppe Quintarelli Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Superiore (187) Marchesi Lodovico A. Masseto (168) 1997 Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (270) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia (284) 1998 Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto (168) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia (284)

2001 Fattoria Del Barbi Brunello Di Montalcino (382) Gaja Ca’marcanda Promis (382) Marchesi Antinori Brunello Di Montalcino Pian Delle Vigne (382) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto (169, 286) 2003 Castelgiocondo Marchesi De Frescobaldi Brunello Di Montalcino (382) Luce Della Vite Brunello Di Montalcino (294) Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (271) 2004 Castelgiocondo Marchesi De Frescobaldi Brunello Di Montalcino (382, 382) Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (273) Mastro Janni Brunello Di Montalcino Vigna Schiena D’asino (382) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Ornellaia (181) 2006 Luce Della Vite Luce (542) Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (272, 274) 2007 Marchesi Antinori Solaia (542, 382) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto (170) Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno (268) 2008 Le Macchiole Paleo (183) Luce Della Vite Tenuta Luce Della Vite (161, 162) Siro Pacenti Di Pacenti Giancarlo Brunello Di Montalcino (195) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Ornellaia (574) Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno (269) 2010 Altesino Brunello Di Montalcino Montosoli Riserva (177, 178) Brancaia Ilatraia Maremma Toscana (157) Casanova Di Neri Brunello Di Montalcino Cerretalto (144) Castelgiocondo Marchesi De Frescobaldi Brunello Di Montalcino (145, 146) Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico San Lorenzo Gran Selezione (147, 148) Conti Costanti Brunello Di Montalcino (150) Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello Di Montalcino (184) Gaja Brunello Di Montalcino Pieve Santa Restituta (152) Gaja Brunello Di Montalcino Rennina Pieve Santa Restituta (153) Gaja Brunello Di Montalcino Sugarille Pieve Santa Restituta (155) Il Marroneto Brunello Di Montalcino Madonna Delle Grazie (165) Luce Della Vite Brunello Di Montalcino (160) Luce Della Vite Tenuta Luce Della Vite (163, 164) Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (196) Masi Amarone Della Valpolicella Costasera (167) Palazzo Brunello Di Montalcino (183) Renieri Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva (190, 191) San Felice Brunello Di Montalcino Campogiovanni (192)

Siro Pacenti Brunello Di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne (195) Siro Pacenti Vecchie Vigne Brunello Di Montalcino (196) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Ornellaia 25th Anniversary (180) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia (194) Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno (179) 2011 Castello Di Brolio Chianti Classico Barone Ricasoli (149) Luce Della Vite Brunello Di Montalcino (238) Marchesi Antinori Tignanello (196) Ornellaia Vendemmia D’artista Special Edition (182) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Ornellaia (181) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Le Serre Nuove (158, 159) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto (171, 172) Tenuta Sette Ponti Orma (179) 2012 Solaia Marchesi Antinori (196) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto (173, 174) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia (195) 2013 Ornellaia Vendemmia D’artista L’eleganza (182) Tenuta Dell`Ornellaia Ornellaia (181) Tenuta Dell’ornellaia Masseto (175, 176, 246) Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia (195, 289, 290, 291)

Veneto 1964 Bertani Amarone Recioto Della Valpolicella Classico Superiore (143) 1990 Guiseppe Quintarelli Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Riserva (185) 1997 Masi Amarone Della Valpolicella Costasera (167) 2005 Guiseppe Quintarelli Rosso Del Bepi Veneto (189) 2006 Masi Amarone Amarone Della Valpolicella Campolongo Di Torbe (166) Masi Amarone Della Valpolicella Mazzano (167) 2011 Pieropan Soave Classico La Rocca (157)

Loire Loire Valley 2014 François Cotat Sancerre Les Monts Damnées (125)


Port Douro, Portugal 1948 Taylor Vintage Port (206) 1985 Taylor Fladgate Porto Vintage (383) Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port (543) Warre’s Vintage Port (383) 1992 Fonseca Vintage Port (383) 1994 Fonseca Vintage Port (367) Taylor Fladgate Porto Vintage (368, 368) Warre’s Vintage Port (383) 1997 Warre’s Vintage Port (383) 2000 Fonseca Vintage Port (367) Taylor Fladgate Porto Vintage (368) 2003 Warre’s Vintage Port (543) 2007 Graham’s Vintage Port (383) 2011 Croft Vintage Porto (204) Taylor Fladgate Porto Vintage (205)

Portugal Portugal 2011 Cortes De Cima Aragonez Vinho Regional Alentejano (203) Cortes De Cima Incógnito Vinho Regional Alentejano (203)

Red Bordeaux Bordeaux 2009 Château De Reignac Bordeaux Supérieur (71) 2010 Château De Reignac Bordeaux Supérieur (71)

Haut-Médoc

Margaux

Moulis-en-Médoc

1978 Château Palmer (303)

1986 Château Chasse-Spleen (410)

1986 Château Palmer (547)

1990 Château Chasse-Spleen (411)

1988 Château Palmer (385)

Pauillac

1989 Château Palmer (304, 305, 306, 548, 345, 352) 1990 Château Malescot St. Exupéry (320) Château Palmer (547) Château Rauzan-Ségla (324) 1993 Château Margaux (388) Château Palmer (387) Pavillion Rouge Du Château Margaux (389) 1994 Château Margaux (388) Château Palmer (386) 1995 Château Kirwan (434) Château Palmer (385) Château Rauzan-Ségla (389) 1996 Château Palmer (581) 2000 Château Palmer (581)

1970 Château Mouton Rothschild (452) 1979 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (11) 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild (576) Château Latour (577) Château Lynch-Bages (549) Château Mouton Rothschild (578) 1986 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (549) Château Lafite Rothschild (326) Château Mouton Rothschild (534) 1989 Château Mouton Rothschild (360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (307, 308, 353) Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (549)

2001 Château Palmer (490)

1990 Château Lafite Rothschild (36) Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (280)

2002 Château Margaux (489) Château Palmer (446, 355)

1992 Château Lafite Rothschild (390)

2003 Château Lascombes (525) 2005 Château Margaux (567) 2006 Château Ségla (532) 2007 Château Margaux (446) 2008 Château Palmer (581) 2009 Château Palmer (531) Château Rauzan-Ségla (69) Château Ségla (70)

1982 Château La Lagune (301)

2010 Château Dauzac (10) Château Kirwan (25, 26)

1985 Château Sociando-Mallet (409)

2012 Château Margaux (52, 53)

1986 Château Sociando-Mallet (408)

1967 Château Latour (372, 450)

1993 Château Mouton Rothschild (392) 1994 Château Lafite Rothschild (391) Château Lynch-Bages (389) Château Mouton Rothschild (393) Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (389) Château Pontet-Canet (437, 264) 1995 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (374) Château Latour (568) Château Mouton Rothschild (394, 58) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (582) Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (555) Château Pontet-Canet (346, 375, 412, 413, 437) 1996 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (404, 374) Château Latour (359) Château Les Forts De Latour (405) Château Lynch-Bages (402) Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (403) Château Pontet-Canet (374, 414, 437, 275) 1997 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (555)


1998 Château Mouton Rothschild (59) 1999 Château D’armailhac (435) Château Lafite Rothschild (37, 492, 356, 357, 358) 2000 Carruades De Lafite (498, 499) Château Lafite Rothschild (37, 493, 494) Château Latour (569, 451, 502, 503) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (279) 2001 Carruades De Lafite (442, 500) Château Clerc Milon (491) Château Mouton Rothschild (565) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (436) Château Pontet-Canet (505) 2002 Château Lafite Rothschild (495, 496, 497) Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (504) 2004 Château Latour (501) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (533) 2005 Château Latour (39, 570) Château Lynch-Bages (533) Château Mouton Rothschild (59) 2006 Château Lafite Rothschild (447) Château Latour Les Forts De Latour (452) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (582) 2008 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (278) Château Pontet-Canet (63) 2009 Carruades De Lafite (449) Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (20) Château Pédesclaux (61, 62) Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande (535) Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (39) Château Pontet-Canet (536) 2010 Château Batailley (12, 13) Château Hauts De Pontet-Canet (67) Château Pontet-Canet (64, 66, 248, 254)

1995 Château La Mission Haut-Brion (258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 263) Château Pape Clement (434) 1998 Château Haut-Brion (568) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (375) 2000 Château Haut-Brion (42, 373) 2002 Château Haut-Brion (453, 506) Château La Mission Haut-Brion (453) 2004 Château Haut-Brion (485) 2005 Château La Mission Haut-Brion (277) Château Pape Clement (275) 2010 Château Les Hauts De Smith (71) Château Pape Clément (247, 253) Château Smith Haut Lafitte (71)

Pomerol 1967 Château Pétrus (455) 1982 Château Certan De May (301) Château La Fleur-Pétrus (301) 1986 Vieux Château Certan (323, 354)

2010 Château Gazin (17, 18) Château Hosanna (21) Château La Fleur-Pétrus (32, 33) Château La Providence (68) Château Lafleur (38) Château Le Chemin (44) Château Le Gay (43) Château Trotanoy (72) Jean-Pierre Moueix Pomerol (76) 2011 Château La Fleur-Pétrus (34) Château Latour À Pomerol (40, 41) Château Trotanoy (72, 454) 2012 Château Hosanna (552, 22, 23, 24) Château La Clémence (31) Château La Fleur-Pétrus (35) Château La Providence (68) Château Le Gay (44) Château Trotanoy (73, 74) 2013 Château Pétrus (77, 78, 79, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 461) 2014 Château Clinet (10) Château Pétrus (80, 81, 82) Château Trotanoy (75)

1995 Château Certan De May (434) Château Lafleur (38)

Saint-Émilion

1998 Château La Conseillante (434) Château La Fleur-Pétrus (434) Château Le Pin (483) Château Nenin (438) Château Trotanoy (374)

1967 Château Cheval Blanc (463) 1982 Château Ausone (11) Château Cheval Blanc (579) Château Magdelaine (302)

1999 Château Le Pin (45)

1990 Château Pavie (321)

2000 Château La Croix Du Casse (491) Château Trotanoy (439)

1993 Château Cheval Blanc (395, 556)

2001 Château Pétrus (571, 572)

2012 Carruades De Lafite (449)

2002 Château Pétrus (556, 530)

Pessac-Léognan

2004 Château Pétrus (288)

1989 Château Haut-Brion (486)

2009 Château Clinet (583) Château Gazin (16) Château La Providence (68) Château Lafleur (38) Château Vray Croix De Gay (76)

1990 Château Pétrus (322)

2011 Château Lafite Rothschild (448)

1986 Château Haut-Brion (550)

2008 Château Pétrus (487) La Gravette De Certan (537)

1995 Château La Gomerie (445) Château Moulin Saint-Georges (445) Château Pavie Macquin (445) 1998 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot (438) Château La Gaffelière (445)

2005 Château Pétrus (562, 563, 564)

2000 Château Ausone (462) Château Barde-Haut (507)

2006 Château Certan De May (537)

2001 Clos De L’oratoire (508)


2002 Château Figeac (464) 2003 Clos De L’oratoire (378) 2005 Château Pavie (561) 2006 Château Angélus (566) Château Figeac (537) 2008 Château Bellevue Mondotte (584) Château Gracia (19) 2009 Château Canon (4) Château Clos Canon (4) Château Figeac (538) Château Fleur Cardinale (15) 2010 Château Clos Canon (5) Château Moulin Saint-Georges (57) Vieux Château Mazerat (525, 76) 2011 Château Pavie (463) 2012 Château Cheval Blanc (14) Château Croix De Labrie (9) Château L’if (27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 249, 250, 251, 252)

Saint-Estèphe 1967 Château Cos D’estournel (463) 1986 Château Cos D’estournel (320) 1989 Château Meyney (417, 418) 1990 Château Cos D’estournel (325) 1993 Château Cos D’estournel (396) 1994 Château Cos D’estournel (398, 399, 555) 1995 Château Calon-Ségur (415, 416) 1996 Château Calon-Ségur (554) Château Montrose (441) 1999 Château Montrose (441) 2000 Château Calon-Ségur (554) Château Cos D’estournel (511) 2001 Château Calon-Ségur (509, 510) Château Cos D’estournel (440, 512, 513, 514) Château Montrose (441, 519)

2002 Château Calon-Ségur (366) Château Cos D’estournel (515, 516, 517, 518) 2005 Château Montrose (54) 2006 Château Cos D’estournel (6, 464) 2008 Château Montrose (584) 2009 Château Marquis De Calon (2) 2010 Château Calon-Ségur (1) Château Marquis De Calon (3) Château Meyney (61)

Château Léoville Barton (366) 1998 Château Léoville Barton (438) 1999 Château Léoville Barton (445) 2000 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (520, 521) Château Léoville Barton (276, 523, 524) Château Léoville Poyferré (276) 2001 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (443, 522) Château Léoville Las Cases (444) Château Léoville Poyferré (444) 2003 Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru) (525)

2011 Château Calon-Ségur (1)

2005 Château Léoville Las Cases (46, 47)

2012 Château Calon-Ségur (1)

2006 Château Léoville Las Cases (48, 49)

2014 Château Les Pagodes De Cos (7, 8) Château Montrose (55, 56)

2009 Château Beychevelle (374) Château Léoville Poyferré (50, 51)

Saint-Julien

2010 Chateau Le Petit Lion Du Marquis De Las Cases (44)

1982 Château Gruaud Larose (302) Château Léoville Barton (317) Château Léoville Poyferré (321) 1985 Château Gruaud Larose (311, 312, 419) Château Léoville Barton (421) 1986 Château Beychevelle (550) Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (309, 310) Château Gruaud Larose (313, 314, 315, 420) Château Léoville Barton (421) Château Talbot (318, 425)

Red Burgundy Côte d’Or 2007 Domaine Antonin Guyon Corton Bressandes (377)

Côte de Beaune

1988 Château Talbot (319)

2005 Albert Morot Les Cent-Vignes (376) Domaine Coste-Caumartin Pommard Le Clos Des Boucherottes (377)

1989 Château Léoville Las Cases (316) Château Talbot (425)

2006 Bouchard Père & Fils Greves Vignes De L’enfant Jésus (376)

1990 Château Gruaud Larose (419) Château Lagrange (550) Château Léoville Barton (422, 423)

2007 Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine Pere & Fils Corton Clos Du Roi (377) Jean Gagnerot Volnay (377)

1993 Château Léoville Barton (426)

2008 Bouchard Père & Fils Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot (376)

1994 Château Beychevelle (396) Château Léoville Barton (397, 424) 1995 Château Léoville Barton (396, 425, 445) Château Léoville Poyferré (321) 1996 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (374) Château Lagrange (443)

2009 Bouchard Père & Fils Chevalier-Montrachet (540) Domaine Coste-Caumartin Pommard Les Vignots (377) 2013 Lucien Le Moine Pommard Les Rugiens (97)


Côte de Nuits 2008 Domaine D’eugénie Clos Vougeot (95)

2012 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (98, 99) Clos Saint-Jean Châteauneuf-Du-Pape La Combe Des Fous (467)

2012 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Méal (114, 115) M. Chapoutier Ermitage Les Greffieux (119, 120, 121) M. Chapoutier Ermitage Rouge L’ermite (113)

2014 Clos Des Papes Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (101, 102)

2013 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon (117, 118) M. Chapoutier Ermitage Rouge L’ermite (110, 111)

2014 Domaine D’eugénie Vosne-Romanée Clos D’eugénie (95, 96)

2015 Clos Des Papes Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (103, 104)

2014 M. Chapouteir Ermitage Rouge L’ermite (110)

Rhône Red

2012 Famille Perrin Coudoulet De Beaucastel (125)

2011 Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot Vosne-Romanée (95)

Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1989 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (585) 1990 Domaine Pégaü Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (427, 428, 429, 430) 1995 Domaine De La Charbonnière Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Mourre Des Perdrix (264) 2001 Alain Jaume Domaine Grand Veneur ChâteauneufDu-Pape Cuvée Les Origines (378) Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (378, 585) 2005 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (330, 264) 2007 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (378) Delas Frères Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Marquise De La Tourette (378) Domaine De Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-DuPape “La Crau” (378) 2008 Domaine Pégaü Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (430) 2009 Domaine Pégaü Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (430) Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (375) 2010 Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (100) Domaine De Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-DuPape “La Crau” (108) Domaine Pégaü Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Da Capo (105, 106) Domaine Pégaü Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (107) 2011 Clos Saint-Jean Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Deus Ex Machina (466) Clos Saint-Jean Châteauneuf-Du-Pape La Combe Des Fous (467)

Côtes du Rhône

Rhône 1978 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle (344) 1983 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (331) 1985 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (331) Paul Jaboulet Aîné Côte-Rôtie Les Jumelles (344) Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle (341) 1988 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (332, 333, 334, 347, 348) Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle (342) 1989 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (335, 336, 337, 338, 349, 350, 351) Paul Jaboulet Aîné Côte-Rôtie Les Jumelles (400) Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle (343) 1990 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (339, 340, 283) M. Chapoutier Hermitage Monier De La Sizeranne (400) 1993 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon (117) 1995 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle (281) 1996 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle (281) 1997 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle (281) 1998 M. Chapoutier Côte-Rôtie Les Bécasses (400) M. Chapoutier Hermitage Monier De La Sizeranne (400) 1999 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle (400) 2009 Château De Saint Cosme Côte Rôtie (378) 2010 Domaine Gallety Côtes Du Vivarais La Syrare (125) Michel & Stéphane Ogier Côte-Rôtie La Belle Hélène (124)

Rhône White Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2014 Alain Jaume Domaine Grand Veneur ChâteauneufDu-Pape La Miocène (108) 2015 Domaine De Beaurenard Châteauneuf-Du-Pape (108)

Rhône 2006 E. Guigal Ermitage Blanc Ex-Voto (125) 2011 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Blanc L’ermite (112) 2012 M.chapoutier Ermitage Blanc L’ermite (113) 2013 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Blanc Le Méal (116) M. Chapoutier Ermitage Cuvée De L’orée Blanc (109) M. Chapoutier Saint-Joseph Blanc Les Granits (123) M.chapoutier Ermitage Blanc L’ermite (113) 2015 M. Chapoutier Hermitage Blanc Chante Alouette (122)

South Africa Franschhoek, South Africa 2011 Boekenhoutsklolf The Chocolate Block (237)

South Africa 2009 Klein Constantia Vin De Constance Natural Sweet Wine (237)


Southern France

United States Red

Cahors, France

Columbia Valley, Washington

2009 Clos Triguedina The New Black Wine (125)

2002 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon (481)

Côtes Catalanes, Languedoc Roussillon

Napa Valley

2013 Domaine Lafage Tessellae Carignan Vieilles Vignes (125)

Côtes du Roussillon 2009 M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem (126) 2010 M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut V.i.t. Villages Latour (126) 2011 M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem (126)

Spain Aragon, Spain 2009 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Garnacha Campo De Borja (197, 198)

1986 Opus One (551) 1987 Opus One (560) 1989 Opus One (558) 1990 Dominus Estate (432) 1992 Opus One (560) 1996 Abreu Cabernet Sauvignon Madrona Ranch (474) Opus One (472) 1997 Dominus Estate (384) 1998 Dominus Estate (217, 432) 1999 Dominus Estate (217)

2011 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Veraton (199)

2001 Dominus Estate (214, 215, 240, 241)

2012 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Garnacha Campo De Borja (199)

2002 Harlan Estate Proprietary Red (484)

Penadès, Spain

2003 Colgin Cellars Proprietary Red Ix Estate (481) Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Proprietary Red Wine (295)

2009 Torres Mas La Plana Cabernet Sauvignon (203) 2010 Torres Mas La Plana Cabernet Sauvignon (203)

Ribera del Duero 1991 Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez Tinto Pesquera Reserva (469) 1993 Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez Tinto Pesquera Reserva (469) 2003 Bodegas Y Viñedos Alión (587)

Rioja, Spain 2001 Bodegas Faustino I Grand Reserva (200, 201, 202) 2006 Bodegas Muga Enea Muga Grand Reserva (203)

2004 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (369) 2005 Araujo Estate Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard (474) Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (545) Dominus Estate (573, 432) Opus One (546) Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (546) Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon (475) Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley (384) 2006 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (545) Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate (384) Dominus Estate (482) Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon (476) Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon (384)

2007 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (545) Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (526) Harlan Estate Proprietary Red (229) Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red (545) Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon (477, 478) 2008 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (526) Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon (479) Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon Monsieur Étain Cohn Ranch (480) 2009 Dominus Estate Othello (228) Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon Monsieur Étain Cohn Ranch (480) 2010 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (210) Dominus Estate (217, 218) Dominus Estate Napanook (226) Opus One (559) Pahlmeyer Merlot (232) Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon (481) 2011 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (210) Dominus Estate (219, 239, 470) 2012 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary (207, 208, 209) Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (211, 212, 213) Dominus Estate (220, 221, 222) Dominus Estate Napanook (227) Harlan Estate Proprietary Red (229) Opus One (231, 559) Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (233, 488) 2013 Dominus Estate (216, 223, 224, 225, 243, 242, 244, 245) Dominus Estate Napanook (228) Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon (234) The Prisoner Wine Company The Prisoner (232)

Paso Robles 2010 Austin Hope Syrah Hope Family Vineyard (230) L’aventure Winery Estate Cuvée (230) 2012 L’aventure Winery Estate Cuvée (230) 2013 L’aventure Winery Optimus Estate (230) Saxum James Berry Vineyard (527) Saxum Vineyard Broken Stones (527) 2014 Saxum James Berry Vineyard (527)

Santa Cruz Mountains 1997 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello (384) 2008 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello (553)


Sonoma Valley 2013 Sebastiani Proprietary Gravel Bed Red (528)

Stags Leap District. Napa Valley 1992 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select (482)

United States White Anderson Valley, USA 1993 Roederer Estate L’ermitage Brut (557)

Willamette Valley, Oregon 2014 Domaine Serene Chardonnay Evenstad Reserve (237)

White Bordeaux Margaux 1998 Pavillion Blanc Du Château Margaux (406, 407)

Sauternais 1966 Château D’yquem (465) 1975 Château D’yquem (580) 1983 Château D’yquem (580, 327, 328) 1989 Château D’yquem (329, 366) 1990 Château Raymond-Lafon (445) Château Suduiraut (539) 1997 Château Suduiraut (539) 2003 Château D’yquem (86, 87, 88) 2008 Château D’yquem (89) 2009 Château Coutet (85) Château Suduiraut (93) 2011 Château Broustet (83, 84) Château Coutet (85, 85) Château De Myrat (90) Château Doisy-Védrines (91) Château Guiraud (92)

White Burgundy Côte de Beaune 1991 Domaine Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet Bienvenues (468) 1996 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet (282) 2007 Domaine Henri Boillot Puligny Montrachet Clos De La Mouchere (296, 297, 298) Domaine Latour-Giraud Meursault Les Genevières Cuvée Des Pierre (299, 300) 2008 Louis Jadot Domaine Duc De Magenta PulignyMontrachet Clos De La Garenne (377) 2012 Lucien Le Moine Meursault Perrières (97)


Buying at Waddington’s Fine Wine & Spirits

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

payment Payment for purchases must be by INTERAC direct debit (Cdn clients in person only), certified cheque (U.S. & Overseas not applicable), travelers cheque, bank draft, electronic transfer (fee applies), VISA or Mastercard (up to $25,000). ALL PRICES IN CANADIAN FUNDS note With respect to our collection of your personal information, you acknowledge the following: a

The personal information required is collected on behalf of the LCBO under the authority of Sections 3(1)(b), (n) and (o) and 3(2)(f) of the Liquor Control Act, for the purposes of controlling the purchase and sale of liquor by auction in Ontario.;

b

The collection of your personal information will be collected in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act;

c

We may disclose information relating to the auction, including but not limited to your personal information, to the LCBO.

d

Consent to disclose your personal information to a third party for storage and certain fulfilment services, strictly limited to the minimum required to validate the pick up of purchased goods.

shipping Please visit our website for shipping information: finewine.waddingtons.ca


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

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


Conditions of Sale Fine Wine & Fine Spirits

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

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


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

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


CARING FOR FINE WINE COLLECTORS STORAGE

INVENTORY

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

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

CELLARMANAGER

®

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

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

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

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

EST. 2004

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