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Fine Wine Online Auction november 20 - 28, 2017


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Front Cover Lot 106 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2012 Inside Front Cover Lot 339 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut 1994 Inside Back Cover Lot 23 Château Lynch-Bages 1990 Back Cover Lot 174 Penfolds Grange 1998

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Lots 1 - 58: A Collection of Mature Bordeaux and Other Rarities

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CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1970 (2) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 vts.

CHÂTEAU GISCOURS 1975 (1 730) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. vts.

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1971 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 1978 (1) Pomerol. u. bn.

CHÂTEAU TALBOT 1961 (1 730) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. ls. corroded capsule CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 1966 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU GISCOURS 1966 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé

94 WA CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1967 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1966 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé

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

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1966 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. bn.

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CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1966 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. 96 WA CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 1961 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. bn. stained label 6 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,700

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1978 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 92 WA

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1982 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 93 WA CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1981 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1979 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1978 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1986 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

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CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1979 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PALMER 1979 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. vts. CHÂTEAU GAZIN 1978 (1) Pomerol. u. vts. CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1979 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. 93 WA 7 bts.

per lot $1,100 - $1,400

94 WA

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6 bts. per lot $900 - $1,200

CHÂTEAU PETIT-VILLAGE 1970 (1) Pomerol. u. ts.

CHÂTEAU MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD 1973 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. hs.

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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1970 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé u. vts.

CHÂTEAU MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD 1967 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. hs. torn label

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1975 (1 730) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn

CHÂTEAU LASCOMBES 1970 (1) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn.

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1970 (1 720) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 4cm bin soiled label

CHÂTEAU PALMER 1970 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. vts.

92 WA

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1970 (1 1480) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. ts. torn and scuffed label

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1970 (1 mag.) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU RAUSAN-SÉGLA 1970 (1) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé u. ms. 5 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $1,200 - $1,500

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1979 (1) Saint-Estèphe. u. vts. 1 bt.

per lot $900 - $1,100

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3 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1970 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1966 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. ms. 94 WA 2 bts.

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1975 (1 730) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé u. 2cm

MOULIN DES CARRUADES 1979 (1) Pauillac. CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1981 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé scuffed label 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

per lot $700 - $900

CHÂTEAU MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD 1970 (2) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 bn. 1 vts. CHÂTEAU MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD 1971 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. vts. scuffed label CHÂTEAU MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD 1979 (2) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 vts. 7 bts.

per lot $2,200 - $2,700


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CHÂTEAU RAUSAN-SÉGLA 1975 (1 730) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1986 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD 1989 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU D'ANGLUDET 1979 (1) Bordeaux. u. ts. stained label

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

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 1975 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. ts. CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 1987 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU MOUTON-BARONNE-PHILIPPE AU HOMMAGE Á PAULINE 1985 (1) Pauillac. u. bn. CHÂTEAU MOUTON-BARONNE-PHILIPPE AU HOMMAGE Á PAULINE 1987 (1) Pauillac. u. vts CHÂTEAU MOUTON-BARONNE-PHILIPPE AU HOMMAGE Á PAULINE 1982 (3) Pauillac. u. 2 vts. 1 bn. 8 bts. per lot $500 - $800

11 CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1982 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé It exhibits a dense ruby/plum/garnet color to the rim as well as a sweet perfume of forest floor, spice box, cedar, and copious quantities of black fruits. Medium to full-bodied and beautifully pure with sweet tannins, this wine has aged more slowly than I initially expected. It is the finest Ducru Beaucaillou produced a!er the 1961 and before the 2003. June 2009. 96 WA CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1989 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

14 CHÂTEAU LARRIVET-HAUT-BRION 1982 (2) Pessac-Léognan. u. 1 bn.

92 WA CHÂTEAU MEYNEY 1986 (1) Saint-Estèphe. CHÂTEAU FIGEAC 1986 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé u. 1 bn. 5 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,700

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1989 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHATEAU MONTROSE 1985 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 bn.

95 WA

CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 1986 (2) Pomerol. u. 1 bn.

CHÂTEAU CLOS FOURTET 1982 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1986 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé

CHATEAU MONTROSE 1982 (1) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. vts. stained label

92 WA

CHÂTEAU KIRWAN 1983 (1) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé u. vts. CHÂTEAU PALMER 1982 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. ts. 92 WA

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

CHÂTEAU PALMER 1986 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. bn.

CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 1989 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. bn.

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CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1979 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn.

CHÂTEAU PALMER 1988 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1989 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

per lot $1,200 - $1,300

CHÂTEAU TALBOT 1982 (2) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé

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

CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1981 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

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

3 bts. per lot $2,200 - $2,600

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1982 (1 mag.) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 8 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $1,300 - $1,800

15 CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1982 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 3 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,100

5 bts. per lot $700 - $1,000

19 CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR DE GAY 1990 (2) Pomerol. CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 1990 (2) Pomerol. CHÂTEAU LE BON PASTEUR 1990 (3) Pomerol. 7 bts.

per lot $1,100 - $1,400

20 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1974 (1) Pomerol. u. hs. stained label CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1979 (1) Pomerol. CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1981 (1) Pomerol. Stained label 3 bts. per lot $3,900 - $4,500


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CHÂTEAU MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD 1978 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. ts.

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1989 (2) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 bn.

CHÂTEAU RAUSAN-SÉGLA 1982 (2) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 bn.

CHÂTEAU MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD 1995 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé Bo!led 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 midpalate, and a layered, profound finish that lasts for 40+ seconds. February 1998 95 WA 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

Approaching full maturity, PichonLalande’s1989 has a deep ruby/plum color with some lightening at the edge. The nose offers sweet plums and creme de cassis intermixed with vanilla and graphite. The wine is lush, medium to full-bodied, and layered with texture, low acidity, sweet tannin, and the hallmark purity and elegance this estate routinely produces. Some tannins remain, but this wine has reached its plateau of maturity, where it should remain for another 10-15 years. CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAGES-LIBÉRAL 1989 (10) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 12 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

22 CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 1989 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 1990 (8) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 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 97 WA 9 bts. per lot $2,100 - $2,500

25 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAGES-LIBÉRAL 1982 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. ts. CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 1982 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé u. 1 ts. 1 vts. CHÂTEAU GLORIA 1982 (1) Saint-Julien. u. ts. CHÂTEAU TALBOT 1989 (1) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. bn. CHÂTEAU GLORIA 1989 (1) Saint-Julien. u. bn. stained label 6 bts. per lot $500 - $700

23 CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1990 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé This magnificent Lynch Bages has been drinking well since the day it was released and it continues to go from strength to strength. The biggest, richest, fullest-bodied Lynch Bages until the 2000, the fully mature 1990 exhibits an unbelievably explosive nose of black currants, cedarwood, herbs and spice. The majestic, classically Bordeaux aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, voluptuously textured, rich, intense wine with superb purity as well as thrilling levels of fruit, glycerin and sweetness. This beauty should continue to provide immense pleasure over the next 15+ years. August 2011 99 WA 4 bts. per lot $1,300 - $1,500

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1982 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé u. vts. The 1982 Chateau Margaux is a wine that I have tasted many times, constantly contrasted against the 1983 to see which is be!er. Frankly I found that it depends on the bo!le, although maybe the 1983 edges it. But it is important to assess the 1982 on its own individual merits because it is a superb First Growth. This was a great bo!le: fragrant and beautifully defined on the nose that on this occasion offered a more conspicuous graphite scent, which lent it a Pauillac-like personality. Allowing the wine to open and aerate, the traits one associates with the property emerge—wilted violets and rose petals. The palate is medium-bodied, fresh and mineral-laden, that suggestion of candied orange peel on the entry segueing into layers of pure red and black fruit. There is always something effortless about this Chateau Margaux and the pixelation on the finish is up there with the very best. Is it the best 1982 First Growth? No, it's not quite up there with 1982 Latour or Mouton-Rothschild, however, it is a sublime evocation of the vineyard and it will continue to give pleasure for a couple of decades yet. Tasted May 2016. 97 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1981 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé u. vts. 4 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,800


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CHÂTEAU LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD 1995 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

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

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1994 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé

The 1995 Lafite-Rothschild (only one-third of the harvest made it into the final blend) is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Franc. The wine was showing spectacularly well when I tasted it in November, 1997. It exhibits a dark ruby purple color, and a sweet, powdered mineral, smoky, weedy cassis-scented nose. Beautiful sweetness of fruit is present in this mediumbodied, tightly-knit, but gloriously pure, welldelineated Lafite. The 1995 is not as powerful or as massive as the 1996, but it is beautifully made with outstanding credentials, in addition to remarkable promise. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2028. February 1998 95 WA

This continues to be one of the immortal wines and one of the greatest young Bordeaux wines of the last half-century. Consistently prodigious and almost a sure bet to top the scoring card of any blind tasting of this vintage as well as other years, the 1989 Haut-Brion is a seamless, majestic classic, and a tribute to this phenomenal terroir and its singular characteristics. The wine still has a very thick, viscous-looking ruby/purple color, a spectacular, young but awesome smorgasbord of aromas ranging from scorched earth, liquid minerals, graphite, blackberry and black currant jam to toast, licorice, and spice box. The levels of fruit, extract, and glycerin in this viscous, full-bodied, low-acid wine are aweinspiring. The brilliant symmetry of the wine, extraordinary purity, and seamlessness are the hallmarks of a modern-day legend. It is still in its pre-adolescent stage of development, and I would not expect it to hit its full plateau of maturity for another 3-5 years, but this should be an Haut-Brion that rivals the greatest ever made at this estate. Life is too short not to drink this wine as many times as possible! A modern day clone of the 1959? Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030. Last tasted, 1/03. 100 WS 100 WA

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3 bts. per lot $5,200 - $6,000

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

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

CHÂTEAU D'ANGLUDET 1989 (2) Bordeaux.

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1995 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 92 WA CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1995 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé It is fun to go back and forth between the 1995 and 1996, two superb vintages for Haut-Brion. The 1995 seems to have sweeter tannin and a bit more fat and seamlessness when compared to the more structured and muscular 1996. Certainly 1995 was a vintage that the brilliant administrator Jean Delmas handled flawlessly. The result is a deep ruby/purple-colored wine with a tight but promising nose of burning wood embers intermixed with vanilla, spice box, earth, mineral, sweet cherry, black currant, plum-like fruit, medium to full body, a high level of ripe but sweet tannin, and a finish that goes on for a good 40-45 seconds. This wine is just beginning to emerge from a very closed state where it was unyielding and backward. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2035. Last tasted, 11/02. 96 WA

Deep garnet-brick in color, the nose is well developed, displaying dried berry, leather, vanilla pod and anise notes with a faint whiff of potpourri. The palate is wonderfully fleshy and opulent with velvety, approachable tannins and a long finish. 94 WS 96 WA

1990: In terms of the brilliant complexity and nobility of the aromatics, scorched earth, black currants, plums, charcoal, cedar, and spices, the 1990 offers an aromatic explosion that is unparalleled. It is always fascinating to taste this wine next to the 1989, which is a monumental effort, but much more backward and denser, without the aromatic complexity of the 1990. The 1990 put on weight a"er bo#ling, and is currently rich, full-bodied, opulent, even flamboyant by Haut Brion’s standards. It is an incredible expression of a noble terroir in a top vintage. 98 WA

CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 1995 (1) Pomerol.

3 bts. per lot $2,300 - $2,700

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1995 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

93 WA 5 bts. per lot $2,600 - $3,200

28 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1994 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 6 bts. per lot $700 - $800

31 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1994 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 6 bts. per lot $1,900 - $2,200

32 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1993 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 1990 (1) Pomerol. CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1994 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 4 bts. per lot $500 - $600

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

34 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1990 (4) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1990 (4) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 8 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

35 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 1990 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 bn. 94 WA

CHÂTEAU L' EVANGILE 1989 (2) Pomerol. Grand Cru Classé 2 wrinkled labels CHÂTEAU TROTANOY 1989 (2) Pomerol. u. 1 hs. 6 bts. per lot $700 - $900


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DOMAINE DES LAMBRAYS CLOS DES LAMBRAYS 1983 (2) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 1 4cm. 1 3cm. 2 torn labels

CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1971 (1) Sauternais. u. vts.

ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1986 (1) Napa Valley.

Served from an ex-chateau bo"le. I have always stood by the 1971 Chateau d’Yquem as being one of the most seriously underrated vintages of that decade. This great Yquem was born during 10 days from October 6, when warm and humid conditions caused an outbreak of botrytis. You can detect Mirabelle, ripe Satsumas, citrus peel and beeswax. The palate is vibrant, animated and simply electrifies the mouth upon entry. The 1971 has immense concentration, while the almost Tokaji Aszu-like finish is beautifully poised. This is simply an outstanding Yquem that shows absolutely no sign of reaching the end of its drinking plateau. Drink now-2040+. Tasted March 2014. 97 WA

ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1974 (1) Napa Valley. u. ms.

CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1976 (1) Sauternais. u. bn.

BEAULIEU VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON GEORGES DE LATOUR PRIVATE RESERVE 1970 (1) Napa Valley.

CHÂTEAU DE LA GARDINE CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE CUVÉE DES GÉNÉRATIONS GASTON PHILIPPE 1989 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. DOMAINE PIERRE DAMOY CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE 1979 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 1990 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 2cm. scuffed and stained label Two great back to back vintages are the 1990 and 1989. The more developed 1990 boasts an incredible perfume of hickory wood, coffee, smoked meat, Asian spices, black cherries, and blackberries. Lush, opulent, and full-bodied, it is a fully mature, profound Beaucastel that will last another 15-20 years. December 2002 96 WA DOMAINE DE LA JANASSE CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE VIEILLES VIGNES 1989 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. JOSEPH DROUHIN BEAUNE CLOS DES MOUCHES ROUGE 1982 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé scuffed and torn label 9 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,600

Tasted blind in Bordeaux, the 1976 Chateau d'Yquem reaffirms its reputation as one of the great wines of the decade, although I would suggest that that 1971 and 1975 are the true pinnacles. It offers dried pineapple, barley sugar, almond and a cheeky puff of café la"e. There is wonderful definition here. The palate is underpinned by nigh on perfect acidity with orange rind, mango, crème brûlée and minerals. As it fans out towards the finish, there is a tang of Seville orange marmalade. At its peak now, enjoy this great Yquem over the next 20-30 years. Tasted April 2016. 96 WA 2 bts.

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per lot $1,100 - $1,300

ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1980 (1) Napa Valley. HEITZ CELLAR CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1978 (1) Napa Valley. CLOS DU VAL CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1977 (1) Napa Valley.

BEAULIEU VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON GEORGES DE LATOUR PRIVATE RESERVE 1976 (1) Napa Valley. CHAPPELLET CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1976 (1) Napa Valley. CHAPPELLET CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1977 (1) Napa Valley. CHAPPELLET CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1978 (1) Napa Valley.

CHÂTEAU SUDUIRAUT 1967 (1) Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé u. ts.

ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE 1975 (1) Napa Valley. u. ts.

CHÂTEAU SUDUIRAUT 1979 (1 hf. bt.) Sauternais. Premier Cru Classé u. ts.

ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1978 (1) Napa Valley.

1 bt. & 1 hf. bt.

12 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,400

per lot $300 - $400

39 CHÂTEAU CLIMENS 1952 Sauternes-Barsac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 bn. 1 ts. 2 bts.

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CAYMUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL SELECTION 1988 (2) Napa Valley.

HEITZ CELLAR CABERNET SAUVIGNON MARTHA’S VINEYARD 1977 (2) Napa Valley. u. 1 bn.

MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 1977 (1) Tuscany. u. hs.

CLOS DU VAL CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1976 (1) Napa Valley. u. bn. CLOS DU VAL CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1978 (1) Napa Valley. JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1978 (2) Napa Valley. u. 1 bn. JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS INSIGNIA PROPRIETARY RED WINE 1979 (1) Napa Valley. STAG’S LEAP WINE CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1979 (1) Napa Valley. CAYMUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1979 (1) Napa Valley. DIAMOND CREEK CABERNET SAUVIGNON VOLCANIC HILL 1976 (1) Napa Valley. u. bn. 94 WA CHAPPELLET CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1974 (1) Napa Valley. 11 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,500

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BEAULIEU VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON GEORGES DE LATOUR PRIVATE RESERVE 1987 (2) Napa Valley. BEAULIEU VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON GEORGES DE LATOUR PRIVATE RESERVE 1983 (1) Napa Valley. BEAULIEU VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON GEORGES DE LATOUR PRIVATE RESERVE 1972 (1) Napa Valley. BEAULIEU VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON GEORGES DE LATOUR PRIVATE RESERVE 1974 (1) Napa Valley. OPUS ONE 1990 (1) Napa Valley. u. bn. CAYMUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1989 (1) Napa Valley. BEAULIEU VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON GEORGES DE LATOUR PRIVATE RESERVE 1984 (1) Napa Valley. BEAULIEU VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON GEORGES DE LATOUR PRIVATE RESERVE 1981 (1) Napa Valley. BERINGER VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON PRIVATE RESERVE 1984 (1) Napa Valley. u. bn.

CHATEAU MONTELENA ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1983 (1) Napa Valley.

12 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,500

CHATEAU MONTELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1975 (1) North Coast.

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CHATEAU MONTELENA ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1982 (1) Napa Valley. CHATEAU MONTELENA ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1978 (1) Napa Valley. 93 WA CHATEAU MONTELENA ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1981 (1) Napa Valley. u. vts. 5 bts. per lot $700 - $800

JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS INSIGNIA PROPRIETARY RED WINE 2005 (1) Napa Valley. HEITZ CELLAR CABERNET SAUVIGNON MARTHA'S VINEYARD 1985 (1) Napa Valley. u. bn.

MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 1978 (1) Tuscany. u. ts. MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 1979 (1) Tuscany. u. vts. MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 1980 (1) Tuscany. u. vts. MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 1985 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. 92 WA MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 1981 (1) Tuscany. u. bn. PIO CESARE BAROLO 1983 (1) Piedmonte. 7 bts.

per lot $900 - $1,200

47 TAYLOR FLADGATE VINTAGE PORT 1975 (1) Douro, Portugal. TAYLOR FLADGATE VINTAGE PORT 1977 (2) Douro, Portugal. TAYLOR FLADGATE VINTAGE PORT 1970 (1) Douro, Portugal. GRAHAM VINTAGE PORT 1966 (1) Douro, Portugal. cracked capsule 5 bts. per lot $700 - $1,000

48 GRAHAM VINTAGE PORT 1983 (1) Douro, Portugal. CÁLEM VINTAGE PORT 1983 (2) Douro, Portugal.

CAYMUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1985 (1) Napa Valley. u. bn.

3 bts. per lot $200 - $300

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PENFOLDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON BIN 707 1990 South Australia. u. 1 bn. 2 bts.

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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1994 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU D'ANGLUDET 1981 (1) Bordeaux. u. vts. scuffed and stained label

Interestingly, a bo"le of 1990 Lafite Rothschild I pulled from my cellar for a video blog on my web site was still bu"oned down, tight, and even with extended decanting was not showing as much as I would have hoped. However, a bo"le tasted, of all places, in Seoul, Korea in February, was only a few points short of perfection. That amazing performance motivated me to pull another bo"le out of my cellar and follow it over the course of two days. Sure enough, by the second day the wine was roaring from the glass. The 1990 Lafite has turned out far be"er than my early assessment. 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 96 WA

CHÂTEAU DE FIEUZAL 1989 (2) Pessac-Léognan. u. 1 bn. DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER 1984 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé u. bn. CHÂTEAU LASCOMBES 1985 (1) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé u. bn. CHÂTEAU LATOUR À POMEROL 1989 (1) Pomerol. u. bn. CHÂTEAU PAPE CLEMENT 1989 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé 8 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,400

51 M.CHAPOUTIER HERMITAGE LA SIZERANNE 1985 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1cm. ABREU CABERNET SAUVIGNON MADRONA RANCH 1987 (1) Napa Valley. SHAFER VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON HILLSIDE SELECT 1983 (2) Stags Leap District, Napa Valley. u. 1 bn. 1 vts.

3 bts. per lot $2,500 - $2,900

54 TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1989 Tuscany. 3 bts. per lot $600 - $700

55 TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1979 Tuscany. 2 bts.

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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

52 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1990 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 vts. This is one of the more perplexing Latours to evaluate. It has plenty of sweetness as well as a gorgeous, rich fruitiness, but it lacks the firmness one finds in more recent great vintages such as 1996, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2008. There is plenty of sweet, ripe currant fruitiness, abundant glycerin, and full body, but I’m still waiting for that extra nuance of complexity to emerge. It’s all there, but the wine still seems to be more monolithic than one would expect in a wine approaching 19 years of age. It is not the sure-fire winner I thought it was in its youth, but then again, I don’t have any reason to doubt that more complexity will emerge. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. Tasted: June 2009 95+ WA 3 bts. per lot $2,400 - $2,800

56 TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1992 (2) Tuscany. TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1980 (1) Tuscany. 3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

57 CHÂTEAU LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD 1979 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD 1976 (2 730) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 1 bt.

per lot $1,500 - $1,800

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

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59 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1989 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé This continues to be one of the immortal wines and one of the greatest young Bordeaux wines of the last half-century. Consistently prodigious and almost a sure bet to top the scoring card of any blind tasting of this vintage as well as other years, the 1989 Haut-Brion is a seamless, majestic classic, and a tribute to this phenomenal terroir and its singular characteristics. The wine still has a very thick, viscous-looking ruby/purple color, a spectacular, young but awesome smorgasbord of aromas ranging from scorched earth, liquid minerals, graphite, blackberry and black currant jam to toast, licorice, and spice box. The levels of fruit, extract, and glycerin in this viscous, full-bodied, low-acid wine are aweinspiring. The brilliant symmetry of the wine, extraordinary purity, and seamlessness are the hallmarks of a modern-day legend. It is still in its pre-adolescent stage of development, and I would not expect it to hit its full plateau of maturity for another 3-5 years, but this should be an Haut-Brion that rivals the greatest ever made at this estate. Life is too short not to drink this wine as many times as possible! A modern day clone of the 1959? Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030. Last tasted, 1/03. 100 WS 100 WA 2 bts.

per lot $4,000 - $4,700

60 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 6 bns The 1986 Mouton-Rothschild is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot that was picked from 2 October until 16 October. Winemaker Philippe Dhalluin, who was not working at the property back then, told me that the pH was fairly low at 3.54 when it is usually around 3.75, due to the natural tartaric acid in the vines. It has a powerful and intense bouquet as always: exemplary graphite and cedar scents, a touch of black pepper and incense. It seems to unfurl in the glass, like a motor revving its engine. The palate is beautifully balanced with its trademark firm tannic structure, a MoutonRothschild with backbone and masculinity. Layers of black fruit intermingling with mint and graphite, a hint of licorice emanating from the Merlot, gently fanning out and my God, it is incredibly long. It is not like the 1985 MoutonRothschild that is so fleshy and generous. This is serious, aristocratic Mouton, a true vin de garde and yes, I do think drinkers will have to wait until it reaches its true peak. Sometimes that's just the way it is. Tasted September 2016. 99 WS 100 WA 6 bts. per lot $5,300 - $6,200


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CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 1982 Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2005 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2000 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

One of the handful of perfect wines of the vintage, the La Mission still possesses a remarkably dense ruby/purple color with only a slight garnet and lightening at the edge. The fruit-dominated aromatics reveal lots of cassis, blueberry, scorched earth, black truffle, incense, graphite and high-class, unsmoked cigar tobacco-like notes. Still exhibiting remarkable concentration, enormous body, silky sweet tannin, and no perceptible acidity, the 1982 remains fresh, delineated and supercompelling. A massive La Mission made by the Dewravin family and their winemakers, all of whom were dismissed the following year when the estate was acquired by Haut-Brion, this modern day legend shows no signs of decline. In fact, it may not have yet reached its peak. Anticipated maturity: now-2060+ 100 WA

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

Just beginning to come around and strut its enormous potential, this wine at age 15 has been evolving like a glacier. The wine has an inky, opaque, plum/purple color and a stunningly rich nose of mulberries, bramble berries, blackberries, licorice and incense as well as touches of toast and graphite. Fabulously concentrated and full-bodied, with a multidimensional mouthfeel, this profound Pavie is in mid-adolescence. It should evolve and continue to drink well for at least another 30-40 years. This is clearly the first compelling effort made by the Perse family. August 2015 Drink: 2015-2055 100 WA

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

62 CHÂTEAU LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD 1986 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 1 bn. Tasted at the château, the 1986 LafiteRothschild continues to offer an exquisite bouquet at 30 years of age. This is beautifully defined, still full of energy, with copious blackberry, clove, leather and graphite aromas that seem to gain momentum in the glass. The palate is extremely well balanced with a crystalline quality, filigree tannin, perfectly pitched acidity, a quintessential LafiteRothschild with a sense of energy and focus undiminished by time. This finish displays immense purity and refinement, one of the most mineral-driven Lafites that I have encountered, whilst the a#ertaste seems to linger for over one minute. It must rank as one of the finest wines from the estate. Tasted July 2016. 98 WA 2 bts.

per lot $2,300 - $2,700

63 CHATEAU MONTROSE 1990 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé u. 1 bn. This wine has an incredibly complex nose of spring flowers, blackberry and cassis liqueur, scorched earth and barbecue spice. It is fullbodied, majestic and opulent, with low acidity and fabulous fruit. It is close to full maturity. The wine should continue to drink well for at least another 30 or more years, but it is showing secondary nuances in the perfume. The wine is absolutely magnificent, broad, savory and mouth-filling. This is one of the alltime modern legends from Bordeaux as well as Chateau Montrose. (August 2014) 100 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,300 - $1,600

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

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2005 Saint-Émilion.

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

LUCIANO SANDRONE BAROLO CANNUBI BOSCHIS 2004 (1 mag.) Piedmonte.

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

I was blown away by the breathtaking purity and definition of Sandrone’s 2004 Barolo Cannubi Boschis. A translucent dark ruby, this weightless yet sumptuous Barolo bursts from the glass with layers of dark ripe fruit that coat the palate with stunning grace and elegance. As it sits in the glass notes of licorice, tar and sweet toasted oak gradually emerge to complete this magnificent wine. I tasted this along with the 2001, which has shut down considerably since I last tasted it earlier this year. Today the 2004 is the more elegant wine although the 2001 looks to be more powerful and perhaps longer-lived. My rating of the 2001 (95) appears to have been conservative by about 2 points. One of the highlights of the vintage, Sandrone’s 2004 Barolo Cannubi Boschis is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024. 98 WA LUCIANO SANDRONE BAROLO CANNUBI BOSCHIS 2004 (1 mag.) Piedmonte. 2 mags. (OWC, OWC) $1,100

per lot $800 -

Dense, opaque purple to the rim, with a gorgeously promising nose of blackberries, cassis, graphite and cedar wood just beginning to emerge, it tastes more like a three-year-old than wine that is already a decade old. This beauty is intense and full-bodied, with magnificent concentration, a majestic mouthfeel and a total seamless integration of tannin, wood, alcohol, etc. Beautifully rich, full and multidimensional, this is a tour de force in winemaking and certainly one of the top dozen or so 2005 Bordeaux. Forget it for another 3-5 years and drink it over the following 50-100 years! 100 WA 6 bts. per lot $2,900 - $3,500

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CHÂTEAU LAFLEUR 2000 Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU L'EGLISE-CLINET 2005 Pomerol.

It has loosened up a li!le since I last tasted it, but I concur with Robert Parker that if I were lucky enough to have some of these in my cellar, I would wait until 2020 to experience the wine at its plateau. Allowing the wine to open over 30 minutes, I notice an almost flinty scent developing on the bouquet. The palate is medium-bodied, crystalline and symmetrical— everything beautifully focused—almost Le" Bank in texture. This had a firm backbone, but that is becoming more "flexible" in recent years, and it fans out with consummate ease on a finish that is so long that it makes "War and Peace" seem like a short read. This is simply magnificent. Tasted February 2015. 100 WA

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

CHÂTEAU BEAUSÉJOUR DUFFAULAGARROSSE 2009 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

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CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2000 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé Along with the Medoc first growths, Leoville Barton, Chateau Montrose, Sociando Mallet, and a handful of other producers, Leoville Las Cases continues to make a wine meant for very long-term cellaring. When I did my earlier tastings of the 2000, my projected maturity dates were 2012-2040, but it is looking more like 2020-2050. This full-bodied blend of nearly 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.4% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc still has a youthful ruby/purple color, notes of graphite, kirsch liqueur, black currants, and lead pencil shavings, with good acidity, the tell-tale purity, layered ripeness and intensity, and a profound finish. Drink: 2020-2050 98 WA

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

CHÂTEAU LA MONDOTTE 2000 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé In two tastings this garagiste wine performed as if it were one of the wines of the vintage. Proprietor Stefan von Neipperg continues to lavish abundant a!ention on La Mondo!e (as he does with all his estates), and the 2000 (80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc) boasts an inky/blue/purple color in addition to gorgeous aromas of graphite, caramel, toast, blackberries, and creme de cassis. A floral component also emerges as the wine sits in the glass. Extremely dense, full-bodied, and built for another twenty years of cellaring, I thought it would be close to full maturity, but it appears to need another 4-5 years of bo!le age. It should age effortlessly for 2-3 decades. 98+ WA 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $2,000 - $2,400

per lot $700 - $900

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

per lot $5,000 - $7,000

per lot $3,300 - $3,900

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12 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,300 - $1,600

This big wine (nearly 15% natural alcohol) is a blend of 77% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. It boasts an opaque blue/purple color along with a gorgeous bouquet of charcoal, incense, truffles, blackberry jam, black currants, raspberries and flowers. While enormous in the mouth, the limestone soils in which the grapes are grown give the wine good freshness as well as laserlike clarity and precision. Amazing to taste, this massive, super-concentrated powerhouse comes across as ethereal and almost feminine despite its extravagant fruit, density and richness. It is a modern day legend for sure! Anticipated maturity: 2025-2050+ December 2011 100 WA

77 CHÂTEAU CLOS ST-MARTIN 2005 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé With a gorgeous nose of super-concentrated black cherry/kirsch liqueur, this wine offers notes of licorice, crushed rock and flowers followed by a full-bodied, powerful, rich finish with a boatload of tannin. This is a longdistance runner and a sensational effort in the vintage. Drink it over the next 25-30 years. June 2015 97+ WA 3 bts. per lot $2,300 - $2,800

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CHÂTEAU AUSONE 2005 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU HOSANNA 2009 (2) Pomerol.

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

The 2009, a prodigious blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, offers up an exquisite aromatic concoction of blackberries, plums, Asian soy, forest floor, truffles and graphite. Along with its stunning concentration, remarkably thick, juicy mid-palate and unbelievable complexity, its viscosity and opulence take this wine to new heights. This extraordinary wine is one of the superstars of 2009 and one to enjoy over the next three decades. 99 WA CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2009 (2) Pomerol. This fabled terroir sandwiched between Petrus and Lafleur (hence the name) generally produces one of the more elegantly-styled Pomerols, but in 2009 it offers an extra dimension of flavor intensity as well as more texture and concentration. It reveals a superseductive perfume of mocha, loamy soil, herbs, black cherries and black currants, truffles and licorice, full body and velvety tannins. The overall impression is one of intensity, power, glycerin and richness as well as undeniable elegance and laser-like focus. This 2009 can be drunk now or cellared for another 25-30+ years. 97 WS 97 WA 4 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,400

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CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2010 Pomerol.

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

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

PERROT-MINOT CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE VIEILLES VIGNES 2005 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

2 bts.

per lot $7,000 - $8,200

6 bts. per lot $1,900 - $2,300

80 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-POYFERRÉ 2009 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé One of the more flamboyant and sumptuous wines of the vintage, this inky/purple-colored St.-Julien reveals thrilling levels of opulence, richness and aromatic pleasures. A soaring bouquet of creme de cassis, charcoal, graphite and spring flowers is followed by a superconcentrated wine with silky tannins, stunning amounts of glycerin, a voluptuous, multilayered mouthfeel and nearly 14% natural alcohol. Displaying fabulous definition for such a big, plump, massive, concentrated effort, I suspect the tannin levels are high even though they are largely concealed by lavish amounts of fruit, glycerin and extract. Anticipated maturity: 2018 -2040. 93 WS 100 WA 6 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,800

83 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 2001 Sauternais.

2 bts.

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

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CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2009 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé

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It has a very powerful and opulent bouquet that is irresistible, blackcurrant pastilles, cedar, violets and a hint of vanilla pod. The palate is full-bodied, powerful, grippy in the mouth with layers of black fruit laced with tar and white pepper. It is a dense Montrose, heady unlike any other vintage with a spicy and purposeful finish that lingers long in the mouth. Almost knocks you sideways! This is immense. Tasted September 2016. 98 WA

DOMAINE LEROY NUITS-ST-GEORGES AUX BOUDOTS 1993 Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé

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

Perrot-Minot’s 2005 Chambertin Clos de Beze Vieilles Vignes (from 50-year-old vines) leads with a jaw-dropping nose of cassis, licorice, citrus zest, black raspberry liqueur, wood smoke, and candied violets. In the mouth, this presents a smelted alliance of liqueur-like black fruit essence, saline minerality, and deep, roasted meatiness. A subtly oily, creamilytextured feel covers a wealth of refined tannins. For all of its sheer finishing, distilledfruit intensity and grip, this never neglects the first duty of wine – to refresh – and displays gravity-defying li# as it heads down the runway and takes off for a spectacularly long, highflying finish of utmost clarity and replete with nuances. Plan on following this wine – should you be so lucky as to latch onto a bo"le – for at least 15-20 years. April 2007 (99-100) WA

2 bts.

per lot $2,100 - $2,500

per lot $1,200 - $1,500

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

per lot $800 - $1,000

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DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN CLOS DES BÈZE 2005 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé The 2005 Chambertin Clos de Beze offers alluring aromas of licorice, mint, vanilla, plum paste, cherry preserves and rose petals, and seduces the palate with silky, incredibly refined texture and several octaves of fruit, herbal, floral and mineral notes, leading to a reverberative finish in which fruit pit and stony, chalky elements lend a sense of dark, weighty authority and an umami-like, meaty savor promotes uncontrollable salivation. No layering or mixing of metaphors can hope to do justice to the layering and concatenation of flavors on display. April 2007 (96-98) WA 1 bt.

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DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN CLOS DES BÈZE 2010 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN 2010 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CLOS DE LA ROCHE 2013 (2) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

(94-96) WA

The 2010 Chambertin is exceptional for its polish and sheer elegance. Nothing in particular stands out, instead the Chambertin impresses for its fabulous overall sense of harmony. The integration of fruit, tannin and oak is beyond impeccable. Silky tannins wrap around a finish laced with dark red berries, licorice and sweet spices. Anticipated maturity: 2025-2050. December 2011 (95-97) WA

(93-95) WA

2 bts.

(93-95) WA

2 bts.

per lot $3,500 - $4,200

89 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN CLOS DES BÈZE 2011 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé The oak vanillin is noticeable but synced with the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a plush texture. There is very good depth here and arresting purity – red cherries strawberry and candied orange peel that segue into a citrus fresh and vibrant finish with plenty of energy and race. Superb. November 2014 Drink: 2018-2045 95 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,900 - $2,300

90 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN CLOS DES BÈZE 2012 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé The 2012 Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru is being matured entirely in new wood as usual. That comes through strongly on the nose but there is sufficient fruit to absorb that a"er one more winter in barrel. The palate is extremely well balanced with that hint of licorice present right from the entry. The acidity is superbly pitched and it effortlessly glides to a long, lightly spiced, candied finish that Frederic himself commented reminded him of “Zan” (a French confectionary). This is a cerebral Clos de Beze that will deserve a decade in the cellar. December 2013 (96-98) WA 1 bt.

per lot $1,400 - $1,700

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The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, slightly chalky tannins and fine precision. Grippy in the mouth and more masculine with a precise, mineral finish. This is very fine but it needs 3-4 years to show its true nature. November 2014 Drink: 2017-2030 93 WA 3 bts. per lot $3,000 - $3,600

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94 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN 2013 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé Very complex, but you need to wait for the aromas to fully get into their stride. The palate is extremely well balanced with fine tannins. It is blessed with wonderful focus and precision, armed with outstanding tension and intensity on the sophisticated finish. This is what we call in the trade: "proper Chambertin." Tasted September 2016. 95 WA 1 bt.

DOMAINE THIBAULT LIGER-BELAIR RICHEBOURG 2005 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé vts.x3

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DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU RUCHOTTES-CHAMBERTIN 2011 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé The 2011 Rucho$es-Chambertin Grand Cru was aged in a judicious 10% new oak. It has an entrancing bouquet that is a serious level up from the Mazy and Charmes-Chambertins with pure fresh strawberry, raspberry and violet aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, sensual tannins and a fine line of acidity. This is silky smooth in the mouth, that prudent oak just giving it li" and sensuality. If I were buying 2011 Rousseau, my money would be spent here. Drink now-2025. 94 WA 2 bts.

91 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN 2005 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé This is the creamiest, plushest, most voluminous, and perhaps in the final analysis deepest wine of this year’s Rousseau collection, with a savory meatiness, chalky minerality and a well of fruit impossible to plumb at such an early stage in what will certainly be three or more decades of testimony to the true greatness of this famous site. April 2007 (96-98) WA 1 bt.

per lot $4,900 - $5,800

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per lot $2,400 - $2,900

95 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHARMESCHAMBERTIN 2010 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035. (92-94) WA 2 bts.

per lot $900 - $1,100

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99 DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU GEVREYCHAMBERTIN CLOS ST-JACQUES 2010 Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé The 2010 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques flows across the palate with fabulous depth and richness. Dark red fruit, licorice, smoke and exotic spices all come together in the glass, while the intensity of the fruit covers every corner of the palate. This huge, powerful wine will require considerable patience, but it is impeccable, not to mention stunning in its beauty. Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045. (95 -97) WA 2 bts.

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MICHEL & STEPHANE OGIER CÔTE-RÔTIE LA BELLE HÉLÈNE 2009 (1) Rhône.

The 2009 Musigny Vieilles Vignes fleshes out beautifully with endless layers of fruit that caress the palate in stunning style. Sweet floral notes meld into expressive dark red fruit in this mysterious, evocative Burgundy. There is a weightless intensity to the Musigny that is achingly gorgeous. Waves of flavor continue to build towards the sexy, racy finish as the 2009 shows off its pedigree. The 2009 will always be an exuberant Musigny, but time in bo"le will help shed some of the baby fat. This is likely to be a great, great wine for several decades. Anticipated maturity: 2024-2039. April 2012 97 WA

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

The 2009 Cote Rotie La Belle Helene is another perfect wine. Made in a completely different style than the more structured, mineral-laced 2010, the 2009 is a flamboyant, exuberant effort with nearly over-the-top ripeness and fruit. However, it is extremely supple, sexy and bursting with complexity, revealing notes of truffles, graphite, black raspberries, espresso roast, spice box, tapenade and bouquet garni. The wine’s richness, full-bodied, massive fruit impact and 50-second finish are amazing. December 2012 100 WA

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The 2010 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru opens with an explosive bouquet laced with dark red fruit, mint, flowers and graphite. Cool, mineral notes are woven throughout, giving the wine its sense of urgency. A final blast of plums and black cherries informs the powerful, structured finish. This is an impressive showing. The 1er Cru is made from young vines in Musigny. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030. 94 WA

Pure perfection, the 2010 Hermitage reminds Jean-Louis Chave of their 1990. It appears to be a richer, fresher example of what I remember the 1990 tasting like in 1992. The wine exhibits an opaque purple color along with an extraordinary bouquet of sweet blackberry fruit intermixed with creme de cassis, lead pencil shavings, acacia flowers, bouquet garni, meat and crushed rocks. Fullbodied and stunningly rich with laser-like precision, this is a powerful, massive yet exceptionally well-balanced wine that should be forgo"en for a decade and drunk over the following 30-40 years. December 2012 100 WA

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103 DOMAINE DUJAC VOSNE-ROMANÉE AUX MALCONSORTS 2010 Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé (92-94) WA 2 bts.

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106 DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 2012 Rhône. One of the more charming and forward efforts from Chave, the 2012 Hermitage sports a mostly opaque purple color to go with classic creme de cassis and blackberry fruits intermixed with notions of lead pencil shavings, violets and powdered rocks. Deep, full-bodied and sumptuously textured, with good freshness, this pure, elegant Hermitage shows more and more definition and cut with time in the glass, but never loses it's more fruit forward, charming profile. I suspect it will drink nicely for most of its life. December 2015 96 WA 6 bts. per lot $1,600 - $1,900

MICHEL & STEPHANE OGIER CÔTE-RÔTIE LANCEMENT 2009 (1) Rhône. The virtually perfect 2009 Cote Rotie Lancement Cote Blonde is stunningly perfumed with notes of black raspberries, blackberries, graphite, forest floor, tapenade and subtle smoke. Silky tannins, a phenomenal skyscraperlike mouthfeel and a sensational finish with light to moderate tannin suggest it will benefit from 2-4 more years of bo"le age, and should drink well for two decades or more. December 2011 99 WA 2 bts.

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108 E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA LANDONNE 1999 (1) Rhône. For drinking today, it doesn't get be"er than the 1999 Cote Rotie la Landonne (the '99 la Mouline maybe). A monumental Cote Rotie, it offers an incredible perfume of cassis, licorice, smoked game and roasted herbs (among other things), full-bodied richness, a seamless texture and a finish that just won't quit. September 2015 98 WS 100 WA E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA MOULINE 1999 (1) Rhône. in plastic wrap The 1999 Cote Rotie la Mouline is straight-up awesome on all accounts. With explosive aromas and flavors of blackberry, smoked meats, pepper and exotic flowers, this puppy hits the palate with full-bodied richness, beautiful concentration and a seamless, so fine texture that is the hallmark of this cuvee. This is another wine that will continue to evolve gracefully, when a bo"le is drinking this good, don’t miss it by always waiting for another day. August 2014 100 WA E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA TURQUE 1999 (1) Rhône. The 1999 Cote Rotie La Turque reveals notes of toasty vanilla and espresso in addition to Asian spices, mocha, pepper, blackberries, creosote, and roasted meats. The exotic perfume is followed by a wine with phenomenal intensity, sweet, well-integrated tannin, huge body, and loads of concentrated fruit. It is a tour de force in winemaking. Anticipated maturity: 2006 -2025. June 2003. 100 WA 3 bts. per lot $2,100 - $2,500


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The 2003 Cote Rotie la Landonne continues to blow me away every time I taste it. One of the stars of this extreme vintage, it offers sensational levels of fruit and decadence, perfumed, intense aromatics, beautiful freshness and a to-die-for texture and finish. Still youthful, with masses of sweet tannin, it's nevertheless a heavenly drink today. Issue Date: September 2015 100 WA

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

As to three single parcel releases, I reviewed the 2010 Cote Rotie La Mouline earlier this year, but was more than happy to taste it again (lucky me) for this report. Incorporating a full 11% of Viognier and coming from the steep, terraced vines in the Cote Blonde lieu-dit, it sports a heavenly bouquet of spring flowers, incense, violets, cured meats and sweet cassis. Full-bodied, voluptuous and as seamless as they come, Syrah just doesn’t get any more alluring, sexy or impressive. Give it 5-6 years and drink bo"les over the following 2 decades or more. December 2014 100 WA

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E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA MOULINE 2003 (1) Rhône. The 2003 Cote Rotie la Mouline is drinking beautifully, Giving up notions of plum, liquid flowers, potpourri and smoked meats, this puppy is full-bodied, massive and layered on the palate, with a stacked mid-palate, thrilling amounts of texture, and a blockbuster-styled finish. There’s nothing classic about it, but it’s still as good as it gets. August 2014 100 WA E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA TURQUE 2003 (1) Rhône. The 2003 Cote Rotie la Turque has yet to ever disappoint. An incredible perfume of smoked herbs, charred meats, violets, licorice and blackcurrants gives way to a huge, unctuous, powerful Cote Rotie that has masses of ripe, sweet tannin, full-bodied richness and a finish that just won’t quit. Drink 2013-2046 100 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,800 - $2,200

110 E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA LANDONNE 2005 Rhône. The 2005 Cote Rotie la Landonne is u"erly profound, and is certainly in the same league as the '10, '09, '03, '99, '90, '89 and other incredible vintages (the list of top vintages here is almost too long to list). Inky colored, structured, tannic, massively concentrated and still with phenomenal texture and richness, it has the classic dark fruits, tapenade and meatiness of the cuvee, but at age 10, is still an infant. It needs 4-5 years and will be a 50+ year wine. Drink 202-2055 September 2015 100 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,800

111 E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA TURQUE 2005 Rhône. The 2005 Cote Rotie la Turque is u"erly profound, and a desert island wine if there ever was one. Crème de cassis, blackcurrants, chocolate, barbecued meats and bacon fat all literally soar from the glass of this full-bodied, structured, perfectly balanced Cote Rotie that doesn’t have a hair out of place. It’s just now at the early stages of drinkability and will benefit from 2-4 more years in the cellar, and keep for 2-3 decades a#er that. Drink 2018-2045 December 2016 100 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,800

113 E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA MOULINE 2009 Rhône. Just as good, but made in a completely different style, the 2009 Cote Rotie la Mouline (which incorporates a whopping 11% of Viognier) offers an insane bouquet of roasted meats, toast, spice, caramelized meats, coffee bean and deep, concentrated and layered blackberry and cassis-styled fruit. As with the 2010, it has off-the-chart richness, a stacked mid-palate and a gorgeous polish to its tannin. Give it another 3 to 4 years and drink it over the following 2-3 decades. August 2014 Drink: 2017-2047 100 WA 6 bts. per lot $2,800 - $3,400

114 E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA TURQUE 2009 Rhône. Both the 2010 and the 2009 continue to blow me away every time I taste them, and to me, these represent the pinnacle of Cote Rotie— albeit in very different styles. Every bit as good as the 2010, the 2009 Cote Rotie la Turque is a flamboyant and sexy Cote Rotie that’s loaded with notions of smoked meats, blackberries, blackcurrants, beef blood and espresso roast. Thick, unctuous, hugely concentrated and long, it’s a heavenly wine I guarantee will put a smile on your face anytime over the coming 2-3 decades. December 2016 100 WA 6 bts. per lot $3,000 - $3,600

Both the 2010 and the 2009 continue to blow me away every time I taste them, and to me, these represent the pinnacle of Cote Rotie— albeit in very different styles. The 2010 Cote Rotie la Turque is a much more masculine and edgy wine that's going to reward cellaring. Its inky black color is followed by classic notes of smoked meats, scorched earth, licorice and ample black fruits. Big, rich, tannic and structured, don’t think about touching bo"les until at least 2020. December 2016 100 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,100 - $1,400

116 DELAS FRÈRES CÔTE-RÔTIE LA LANDONNE 2009 (3) Rhône. Another killer Cote Rotie is the 2009 Cote Rotie la Landonne and it's a bigger, rich, more opulent version of the 2010. Raspberries, chocolate, exotic flowers, violets and ample minerality all give way to a full-bodied, seamless, layered 2009 that has massive midpalate depth and a monster finish. Raised all in new oak, it should be drinkable at an earlier age than the '10, yet have a similar evolution. September 2015 97+ WA DELAS FRÈRES CÔTE-RÔTIE LA LANDONNE 2010 (3) Rhône. Up with some of the greatest Cote Roties out there is Delas's 2010 Cote Rotie la Landonne. Revealing an inky purple color as well as an incredible perfume of spring flowers, violets, black raspberries, graphite and Asian spice, it has drop-dead gorgeous purity, full-bodied richness and a seamless, layered texture that fails to completely cover the wine's underlying tannic grip. Made from 100% Syrah and aged 16 months in new French oak, hide bo"les in the cellar for another 4-5 years and enjoy them over the following three decades. September 2015 98 WA 6 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,400


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DOMAINE DU CLOS SAINT JEAN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE DEUS EXMACHINA 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. u. 1 3 cm. 1 stained label

U!erly profound in every way, the 2010 Hermitage les Bessards comes from the steepest, most rugged and "badass" part of Hermitage Hill, the broken granite soils of the les Bessards lieu-dit. Inky colored, thick and massively concentrated, it has sensational notes of liquid granite (the essence of granite!), smoked meats, scorched earth, currants and chocolate on the nose. Full-bodied, frighteningly concentrated, structured and backwards, it needs another decade of cellaring but will keep for half a century. Maturity: 2025-2060 100 WA 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,400 - $1,700

The star of the show was the 2007 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin, which in this vintage is a classic blend of 60% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah, and the rest Counoise and Grenache. Inky colored and insanely perfumed, with to-die-for notes of lavender, Provencal herbs, roasted meats, black cherries, truffle, crème de cassis and licorice, it flows onto the palate with massive concentration, a stunning mid-palate and a thick, rich texture that never gets heavy or cumbersome. This is blockbuster stuff that just could not get any be!er. Drink it anytime over the coming 3-4 decades. 99 WS 100 WA 6 bts. (OWC)

118 MAISON M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE LE PAVILLON 1991 Rhône. vts. This is a Le Pavilion of mythical proportions. Produced from extremely old vines, some dating from the mid-nineteenth century, with yields averaging under 15 hectoliters per hectare, this is the richest, most concentrated and profound wine made in Hermitage. The 1991 Ermitage Le Pavilion follows the pa!ern of the 1989 and 1990-it is another perfect wine. The saturated black/purple color is followed by a compelling bouquet of spices, roasted meats, and black and red fruits. Enormously concentrated yet with brilliant focus and delineation to its awesomely endowed personality, this extraordinary wine should age effortlessly for three plus decades. Very powerful and full, yet displaying silky tannin, this is a seamless beauty! Anticipated maturity: 2001-2035. Last tasted 6/96. 100 WA 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

119 MAISON M.CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE L'ERMITE 2003 Rhône. More youthful and backwards, the 2003 Ermitage L’Ermite has additional minerality, as well as the focus and purity that’s always imparted by this tiny lieu-dit. Inky purple in color, it offers up spectacular creme de cassis, blackberry, charred meats, graphite and toast as well as a full-bodied, massively concentrated profile on the palate. It’s a prodigious, insanely good wine that should be given another 2-3 years in the cellar, and enjoyed over the following two to three decades. April 2014 100 WA 6 bts. per lot $2,300 - $2,700

per lot $3,300 - $4,000

A bigger, richer, more masculine style than the la Combe des Fous, the powerhouse styled 2007 Châteauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina is an insanely good wine that has a huge nose of roasted meats, crushed rocks, graphite, spice and black currants. It has a serious amount of tannin, but they’re still covered by a wealth of fruit, and it’s impeccably balanced and doesn’t have a hard edge anywhere. It’s killer stuff today, but like the Combe des Fous, it has an additional 10-15 years of prime drinking and will keep even longer. February 2017 100 WA 2 bts.

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Tight, dense and backward, the 2010 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin was one of the least approachable wines in the lineup, yet certainly has incredible potential. Offering lots of liquid minerality, crushed rock, blueberry, truffle and cassis, it’s massive and concentrated on the palate, with building tannin, good acidity and a firm, focused feel that begs for cellaring. Hide these in the cellar for another decade. February 2015 98+ WA 6 bts. per lot $2,600 - $3,100

The prodigious 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cotes Capelan boasts abundant notes of acacia flowers interwoven with blackberries, black raspberries, licorice, incense and a touch of graphite. The wine hits the palate with tremendous authority, impressive purity, a skyscraper-like texture and a full-bodied, layered finish that lasts for nearly 50 seconds. This remarkable Chateauneuf du Pape has a natural yet seductive feel. Drink it over the next two decades. 98 WA 6 bts. per lot $600 - $800

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122 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

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

The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus ex Machina is an extroverted, open and insanely perfumed effort that boasts killer blackberry and kirsch-styled fruit to go with layers of spring flowers, exotic spice and graphite. As are all of these efforts, it’s full-bodied, deeply concentrated and textured on the palate, with masses of sweet tannin. It will be be!er in a couple years and evolve gracefully for two decades, but it’s hard to resist right now. December 2014 99 WA

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DOM PÉRIGNON 1996 Champagne.

The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus ex Machina is an extroverted, open and insanely perfumed effort that boasts killer blackberry and kirsch-styled fruit to go with layers of spring flowers, exotic spice and graphite. As are all of these efforts, it’s full-bodied, deeply concentrated and textured on the palate, with masses of sweet tannin. It will be be"er in a couple years and evolve gracefully for two decades, but it’s hard to resist right now. December 2014 99 WA 1 3 ltr. 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. Fullbodied and beautifully concentrated, it offers a seamless, layered profile on the palate with thrilling mid-palate depth, sweet, yet substantial tannin, and a blockbuster finish that stays fresh and beautifully focused. Quite polished by this estates standards, it nevertheless screams southern France and I doubt it’s possible to have too much of this beauty in the cellar. It will absolutely thrill over the coming 2-3 decades. Drink 2016-2030. October 2013 98 WA

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Gaining more than one expletive in the notes, this full-bodied 2010 has thrilling purity of fruit, massive underlying structure and a rich, layered and decadent feel on the finish. As with most 2010s, it needs another 3 to 4 years of bo"le age and will easily have two decades of overall longevity. August 2014 99 WA 3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

128 DOMAINE PÉGAÜ CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE DA CAPO 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

One of the wines of this incredible vintage is unquestionably the 300-case 2007 Châteauneuf du Pape Reserve des Deux Freres from the Usseglio brothers. A big bruiser of a wine that has a huge core of cassis and black currant fruit, it gets more and more elegant with time in the glass and offers complex notes of roasted meats, garrigue, beef blood, licorice and truffle. Made from 100% Grenache aged mostly in new barrels, it’s absorbed every trace of its elevage and is just a sensational Chateauneuf du Pape to drink over the coming 10-15 years. February 2017 100 WA

A deeper, richer version of the Cuvee Reservee, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo is one of the more youthful, concentrated wines of the vintage. Coming primarily from the la Crau lieu-dit and over 90% Grenache, aged in an old foudre, its deep ruby color is followed by a bonafide smorgasbord of Provencal aromas and flavors of garrigue, cured meats, incense, beef blood, black currants and pepper. While a full-bodied, incredibly concentrated, rich and unctuous wine, it carries its wealth of fruit and midpalate density with incredible elegance and purity, with a seamless texture, no hard edges and a finish that won't quit. The 2007 is more elegant and seamless than both the 1998 and 2003, with an incredible sweetness of tannin. Nevertheless, it still needs another 2-4 years of bo"le age and will blow your mind over the following 10-15 years. February 2017 100 WA

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131 BOLLINGER CHAMPAGNE R.D. EXTRA BRUT 1996 Champagne. 2 bts.

The brilliant 1996 Dom Perignon, which has largely disappeared from the marketplace, may be the finest young example of DP I have ever tasted. Notes of crushed rocks, honeysuckle, lemon oil, orange marmalade, and white pear provide a stunning aromatic display as well as palate impression. Great acidity and huge flavor intensity backed up by vibrant acidity make this an exquisite Champagne. It should drink well for 20-25 years, possibly longer. Readers should remember that the 1971 Dom Perignon Rose is still drinking exquisitely. I recently had the 1969 and 1970 Dom Perignons (from magnum), and both were drinking brilliantly. It makes one realize just how longlived these wines can be. 98 WA

per lot $500 - $700

TAITTINGER COMTES DE CHAMPAGNE BRUT BLANC DE BLANCS 2002 Champagne. 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

135 ALTESINO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO MONTOSOLI 2010 Tuscany. 96 WA 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

136 FALLETTO DI BRUNO GIACOSA BARBARESCO RABAJÀ RISERVA 2001 Piedmonte. 95 WA 6 bts. (OWC)

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132 KRUG BRUT 1985 Champagne. Damaged Box per lot $600 - $800

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DAL FORNO ROMANO AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA VIGNETO DI MONTE LODOLETTA 2001 (1) Veneto.

IL MARRONETO BRUNELLO MADONNA DELLA GRAZIE 2010 Tuscany.

The 1990 Barbaresco Riserva Santo Stefano reveals gorgeous inner perfume in a so!, sensual style. Warm, open and generous, the wine shows superb balance, with a purity of fruit that powers through to the long, round finish. I have a slight preference for the 1989 here, but would be thrilled to own more of the 1990. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025. 96 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,900 - $2,300

DAL FORNO ROMANO AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA VIGNETO DI MONTE LODOLETTA 2004 (1) Veneto. DAL FORNO ROMANO AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA VIGNETO DI MONTE LODOLETTA 1998 (1) Tuscany. 96 WA

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

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3 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,600

CASANOVA DI NERI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO TENUTA NUOVA 2004 Tuscany.

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3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,100

ELIO GRASSO BAROLO GINESTRA VIGNA CASA MATE 2008 Piedmonte.

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93 WA 3 bts. per lot $200 - $400

140 CASANOVA DI NERI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO TENUTA NUOVA 2010 Tuscany. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is a protagonist of the vintage. The fruit is deep and dark with rich levels of extract, intensity and flavor. It goes far beyond your standard cherry and blackberry to include plum cake, spice bread and bacon-wrapped prune. Nothing is obvious or monochromatic about this wine. Everything is nuanced and ethereal. Tenuta Nuova is also distinguished by the linear mineral notes that are characteristic of this single-vineyard site. In 2010, those traits are especially well-defined and pronounced. The tannins reach a level of suppleness that is almost impossible to find in the sometimes prickly and acidic Sangiovese grape. February 2015 100 WA 6 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,500

141 CASANOVA DI NERI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO TENUTA NUOVA 2010 Tuscany. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is a protagonist of the vintage. The fruit is deep and dark with rich levels of extract, intensity and flavor. It goes far beyond your standard cherry and blackberry to include plum cake, spice bread and bacon-wrapped prune. Nothing is obvious or monochromatic about this wine. Everything is nuanced and ethereal. Tenuta Nuova is also distinguished by the linear mineral notes that are characteristic of this single-vineyard site. In 2010, those traits are especially well-defined and pronounced. The tannins reach a level of suppleness that is almost impossible to find in the sometimes prickly and acidic Sangiovese grape. February 2015 100 WA 6 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,500

Licorice, tar, menthol, spices and crushed rocks are some of the nuances that flow from the 2008 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Casa Mate. This dramatic, large-scaled Barolo impresses for its towering depth, complexity and sheer pedigree. Tar, menthol, licorice and spices wrap around the fleshy, deep finish. The Ginestra Vigna Casa Mate is considerably more powerful than the silkier Gavarini, but both wines represent the height of finesse in Nebbiolo. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038. 98+ WA 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $600 - $800

144 GAJA SPERSS 2004 Piedmonte.

IL POGGIONE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010 Tuscany. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a striking wine that shows uncompromising varietal pureness, albeit in a most concentrated and elaborate form. This is what great Sangiovese is all about. There's so much happening on the nose and the wine brings you to cherry, spice, licorice, cured meat, pressed rose and grilled meat in equal measure. No one element overpowers the next. The mouthfeel is also tight and bright with the kind of fruit intensity that promises long cellar aging. This Brunello is only at the beginning of a long road ahead. The longer the wine stays in the glass, the more it oers in terms of complexity and intensity. This is a true standout that can be enjoyed for up to 20 years ahead. Drink: 2017-2035 February 2015 98 WA 12 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,500

96 WA 3 bts. (OWC)

per lot $900 - $1,200

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LUCIANO SANDRONE BAROLO CANNUBI BOSCHIS 1996 Piedmonte.

GAJA SPERSS 1996 Piedmonte.

(94-96) WA

(94-96) WA 2 bts.

per lot $500 - $700

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MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2010 Tuscany.

QUINTA DO NOVAL VINTAGE PORT 1997 (2) Douro, Portugal.

The 2006 Ornellaia flows from the glass in a profound expression of ripe, dark fruit. With time in the glass layers of minerals, cassis, tar, sweet herbs and French oak emerge, adding further complexity. This harmonious Ornellaia combines the richness of the vintage with superb freshness and awesome balance. Today the wine’s sheer density almost manages to hide the tannins, but they are there, and the wine will ultimately benefit from a few years in the cellar. The 2006 Ornellaia is one of the highlights of this sensational Tuscan vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026. August 2009 97 WA

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

TAYLOR FLADGATE VINTAGE PORT 1994 (2) Douro, Portugal. stained labels

6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,500 - $1,800

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MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2001 (2) Tuscany. The 2001 Solaia, far superior to the overrated 1997 (to which I also prefer the 1999 and 1994) is a classic example of central Tuscan Cabernet at its best, ruby-purple in color, warm and explosive in its expression of black currant fruit, tobacco, tar, and graphite, superbly concentrated and dense on the palate but balanced and shapely at the same time and with a noble austerity and grip on the finish which resembles the best of Bordeaux. The wine is a sure bet for another two decades of superb drinking. April 2006 96 WA MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2007 (3) Tuscany. The 2007 Solaia saturates the palate with a heady array of super-ripe black cherries, plums, cassis, mocha and sweet French oak. There is an exotic quality to the Solaia I find totally irresistible. Despite its considerable ripeness and opulence, the 2007 Solaia is never heavy, rather it impresses for its extraordinary finesse and balance. Minerals, graphite and crushed rocks frame a long, seductive finish. This is a wonderful Solaia loaded with vintage and vineyard character. The 2007 Solaia is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc, aged in 100% new oak. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027. 94 WS 97 WA 5 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,200 - $1,500

per lot $800 - $1,100

153 MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2010 Tuscany. Humming with energy and life from the very moment you put your nose in the glass, Marchesi Antinori’s 2010 Tignanello shows magnificent aromatic layering and an enormous capacity to peel back and reveal itself in beautiful slow motion. This is an articulate wine with a long story to tell about the quality of its profound 2010 fruit. This Tignanello has the elegance of 2004 and the structure of 2007. A brief note on the structure: The mouthfeel here is not broad and big. Instead, it shows a sharp and elegantly streamlined feel with impressive persistency. Compared to 2009, the Sangiovese component is slightly higher with 80% of the noble Tuscan variety followed by 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. 92 WS 94 WA 6 bts. (OC)

per lot $800 - $1,100

154 ROBERTO VOERZIO BAROLO BRUNATE 1996 Piedmonte. 2 stained labels

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MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 2007 Tuscany.

3 bts. per lot $700 - $900

The 2007 Tignanello is ripe with promise for the future. The wine has just started its evolutionary track with aromas of blackcurrant, dried blackberry and cherry. This was a warm but balanced vintage that shows beautiful results today and exceeds my already high expectations. There is a steady thickness and determination to the wine that carries it forward. This was the last vintage made in the Tignanello winery before the structure saw a major overhaul. Given the staying power of this historic wine, I feel that this vintage will hold easily for another 20 years or more. 92 WS 95 WA

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VILLA CAFAGGIO CORTACCIO 2006 (6) Tuscany. VIETTI BAROLO BRUNATE 2007 (2) Tuscany. 98 WA 8 bts. per lot $700 - $1,000

100 WS TAYLOR FLADGATE & YEATMAN VINTAGE PORT 1970 (1) Douro, Portugal. chipped capsule, scuffed label 5 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,400

157 COLGIN CELLARS PROPIETARY RED CARIAD 2007 Napa Valley. There are 550-cases of the perfect 2007 Cariad (original rating was 99), a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and the rest equal parts Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. One of northern California’s watershed vintages for Bordeaux varietals, according to Allison Tauziet, this wine revealed great potential from the day the first grapes were crushed. It possesses a dense purple color, massive fruit, so" but high tannin, and a structural profile somewhat similar to the 2002. There appears to be more underlying minerality in the 2007, but the sweetness of the tannin, the enormous concentration of fruit (blackberry, blueberry, cherry) intermixed with graphite, chocolate, coffee and crushed rock characteristics is striking. This is a compelling, even prodigious wine that hits all the palate’s sweet spots, possesses phenomenal upside potential, and is a modern day legend in the making. Approachable now because of its flawlessness and seamless characteristics, it should drink well for three decades or more. May 2011 100 WA 3 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,600 - $1,900

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

per lot $1,600 - $2,000


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HARLAN ESTATE PROPRIETARY RED 2001 Napa Valley.

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

This wine, which first debuted in 1990, has probably garnered more perfect scores than any other Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2001 is just entering a young adolescent stage of development, exhibiting extraordinary nuances such as sweet, loamy soil and earthy minerality intermixed with some background smoke, black currant liqueur, plum, Asian spice and new saddle leather. Full-bodied, it possesses great intensity, with stunning flavors that are viscous enough to coat the mouth, but never become heavy or overbearing. The wine has a remarkable purity, concentration and intensity that should carry it for another 30+ years. This is already very promising, and for those who own it, I would suggest a good two to three hours of decanting prior to service. May 2011 100 WA

SHAFER VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON HILLSIDE SELECT 2007 Stags Leap District. Napa Valley.

6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,300 - $1,600

160 DOMINUS ESTATE 2010 Napa Valley. Composed of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot, the stunning, full-bodied 2010 Dominus boasts an exceptional perfume of hoisin sauce, licorice, underbrush, forest floor, plums, black currants and jammy cherries intertwined with hints of cedar, baking spices and oak. Full-bodied and voluptuously textured, the 2010 is on a slightly faster evolutionary track than the 2009 (somewhat of an anomaly for these two vintages). This exquisite as well as prodigious 2010 can be drunk young, but it should age effortlessly for 20-25 years. Bravo! 92 WS 100 WA 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $2,000 - $2,400

161 DOMINUS ESTATE 2010 Napa Valley. Composed of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot, the stunning, full-bodied 2010 Dominus boasts an exceptional perfume of hoisin sauce, licorice, underbrush, forest floor, plums, black currants and jammy cherries intertwined with hints of cedar, baking spices and oak. Full-bodied and voluptuously textured, the 2010 is on a slightly faster evolutionary track than the 2009 (somewhat of an anomaly for these two vintages). This exquisite as well as prodigious 2010 can be drunk young, but it should age effortlessly for 20-25 years. Bravo! 92 WS 100 WA 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $2,000 - $2,400

162 DOMINUS ESTATE 2010 Napa Valley. Composed of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot, the stunning, full-bodied 2010 Dominus boasts an exceptional perfume of hoisin sauce, licorice, underbrush, forest floor, plums, black currants and jammy cherries intertwined with hints of cedar, baking spices and oak. Full-bodied and voluptuously textured, the 2010 is on a slightly faster evolutionary track than the 2009 (somewhat of an anomaly for these two vintages). This exquisite as well as prodigious 2010 can be drunk young, but it should age effortlessly for 20-25 years. Bravo! 92 WS 100 WA 1 mag.

per lot $700 - $900

2 bts.

per lot $2,200 - $2,600

164 HARLAN ESTATE PROPRIETARY RED WINE 2007 Napa Valley. The prodigious 2007 Harlan Estate reminds me of a hypothetical blend of the 2002 with a touch of the controversial 1997. 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. Because of its overwhelming richness and sweet tannins, this brilliant wine seems to be approachable now, but I suspect further nuances and complexity will emerge a"er 4-5 years in the bo#le. This wine will still be going strong at age 25-30. 100 WA 6 bts. (OWC)

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

167 SPOTTSWOODE ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010 Napa Valley. Consistently perfect from barrel and bo#le multiple times, the 2010 is one of the recent blockbuster efforts from Spo#swoode. Superb aromatics of spring flowers, blue and black fruits, forest floor and a touch of toast, are followed by a wine of exceptional intensity, texture, purity and a full-bodied finish with velvety, but noticeable tannins. This is still extremely young, but also remarkably impressive even though it is only six years of age. Expect this to hit its prime in about 10 years and last for at least 40. August 2016 100 WA 6 bts. (OC)

per lot $1,900 - $2,300

per lot $6,800 - $7,900

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165 SHAFER VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON HILLSIDE SELECT 2002 Stags Leap District. Napa Valley. In contrast to the more linear, structured, but massive 2001, the 2002 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is pure fruit-bomb material, but stunningly proportioned, beautifully pure, with notes of melted chocolate, blackcurrant jam, sweet black cherries, licorice, camphor and charcoal. Very full-bodied, like the 2001, but much more lavishly fruited, it is more accessible and hedonistically, as well as intellectually, satisfying. If the 2001 is the long-distance runner, this comes across more like a middledistancer. It had performed fabulously well since it was released by the winery, and even though it’s still an adolescent in terms of its evolution, this wine is a head-turner in wine tastings, and a spectacular effort from Napa. Drink now or drink in 20-25 years. 97 WS 100 WA 6 bts. (OWC)

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

per lot $2,600 - $3,100

SPOTTSWOODE ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010 Napa Valley. Consistently perfect from barrel and bo#le multiple times, the 2010 is one of the recent blockbuster efforts from Spo#swoode. Superb aromatics of spring flowers, blue and black fruits, forest floor and a touch of toast, are followed by a wine of exceptional intensity, texture, purity and a full-bodied finish with velvety, but noticeable tannins. This is still extremely young, but also remarkably impressive even though it is only six years of age. Expect this to hit its prime in about 10 years and last for at least 40. 100 WA 6 bts. (OC)

per lot $1,900 - $2,300


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VÉRITÉ LA JOIE 2002 North Coast.

DIAMOND CREEK CABERNET SAUVIGNON VOLCANIC HILL 2013 Napa Valley.

PENFOLDS GRANGE 2001 South Australia.

A spectacular blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec, over two-thirds of the fruit from the Alexander Valley Mountain Estate and the balance from Knight’s Valley and Benne! Valley, the 2002 La Joie exhibits a sweet, opulent bouquet of charcoal, burning embers, forest floor, blackberries and kirsch. Deep, fullbodied, supple-textured, flamboyant and extroverted, with undeniable purity as well as finesse, it should drink well for another 20-25 years. 98 WA 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,100

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

2001 is undeniably one of the top examples of this wine. At this stage, it appears to eclipse the 1998 and 1996. Inky/blue/purple to the rim, with a stunning perfume of blueberries, blackberries, chocolate, graphite, and earth, it boasts good acidity, huge tannins, magnificent concentration, and a multilayered, textured mouthfeel. It is a big, but impeccably wellbalanced Shiraz that should shed some of its structure and tannin over the next 4-5 years, and be at its best between 2010-2030+. October 2016 98+ WA 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $2,600 - $3,200

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VÉRITÉ LA JOIE 2005 North Coast.

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CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2009 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

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

DIAMOND CREEK CABERNET SAUVIGNON VOLCANIC HILL 2013 Napa Valley.

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

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

171 QUILCEDA CREEK CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2005 (3) Columbia Valley. The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon contains 3% Merlot. The principal component comes from the Champoux Vineyard (in which the winery is a partner) with contributions from the Klipsun and Taptiel Vineyards, outstanding in their own right. It, too, was aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak. Opaque purple-colored, it has a splendid perfume of violets, wood smoke, truffle, Asian spices, black cherry, and black currant preserves. Opulent and mouth-coating, the layers of complex flavors nearly hide enough tannin to support 8-10 years of additional cellaring. The oak, tannin, and acidity are beautifully integrated and the lengthy finish lasts for well over a minute. Drink: 2013-2033 100 WA QUILCEDA CREEK CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009 (3) Columbia Valley. The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Merlot) is a ripe, flamboyant and brilliantly proportioned effort that oozes kirsch, licorice, lead pencil shavings and dried spice on the nose. Showing the perfume and headiness of the vintage, it nevertheless stays vibrant and lively on the palate while delivering layers of fruit and texture. While formidably structured and tannic, it can be enjoyed now due to the overall tannin quality and purity of fruit. It will evolve and drink well for over two decades. Drink now-2029. 99 WA 6 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,700

From the biggest of the three vineyards, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill comes from pure volcanic, iron-rich, rocky white tufa of volcanic origin. Marginally speaking, this is bluer and blacker than the Red Rock Terrace or Gravelly Meadow. A tour de force of perfection, this wine offers up crème de cassis, blueberry liqueur, licorice, earth, truffle and graphite. It displays spectacular richness, magnificent balance and texture, and a long, incredibly pure finish of close to a minute. This remarkable, full-bodied elixir should drink beautifully for another 30+ years, if not longer. 100 WA 6 bts. per lot $2,200 - $2,600

6 bts. per lot $1,600 - $2,000

174 PENFOLDS GRANGE 1998 South Australia. A wine that flirts with perfection, and should rival the 1986 as one of the legendary Granges produced, the 1998 has one of the highest alcohol contents (nearly 15%) as well as one of the highest percentages of Shiraz in the blend (97%). Its stunning purple color is accompanied by exceptionally sweet aromas of blackberry liqueur intermixed with barbecue spices, an endearing, smoky earthiness, pepper, roasted meats, and coffee. Huge, massive, unctuously textured, and extraordinarily youthful, this impressive wine is a candidate for perfection. It should continue to evolve over the next three decades. Drink 2009-2039 98+ WA 6 bts. per lot $3,000 - $3,600

177 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2010 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé An absolutely amazing wine, from grapes harvested between the end of September and October 17, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot has close to 15% natural alcohol. It comes from one of the few biodynamic vineyards in Bordeaux, but you are likely to see many more, given the success that Tesseron seems to be having at all levels, both in his vineyards and in his fermentation/winemaking. An astounding, compelling wine with the classic Pauillac nose more o$en associated with its cross-street neighbor, Mouton-Rothschild, creme de cassis, there are also some violets and other assorted floral notes. The wine has off-the-charts massiveness and intensity but never comes across as heavy, overbearing or astringent. Drink: 2021-2061 100 WA 6 bts. per lot $1,600 - $2,000


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LE DOME 2010 Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

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

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

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE RÉSERVE DE LA COMTESSE 2009 Pauillac.

6 bts. per lot $1,600 - $2,000

179 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2000 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé Absolutely compelling in two tastings of this vintage, the 2000 Margaux is composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. The extraordinary seductiveness, complex aromatics, and purity it exhibits lead me to believe it has reached its window of full maturity. Medium-bodied, with layers of concentration, stunning blue, red, and black fruits intermixed with spring flowers, a subtle dosage of new oak, and a distinctive personality that is elegant while at the same time powerful and substantial, this is a multidimensional wine that was extremely approachable and drinkable in both tastings I had of it. The color remains a healthy, even opaque bluish/purple, but there is no reason to hesitate to drink it. It should evolve for another 30-40 years, so there is no hurry either. 98 WS 100 WA 3 bts. per lot $3,100 - $3,700

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2000 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé Absolutely compelling in two tastings of this vintage, the 2000 Margaux is composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. The extraordinary seductiveness, complex aromatics, and purity it exhibits lead me to believe it has reached its window of full maturity. Medium-bodied, with layers of concentration, stunning blue, red, and black fruits intermixed with spring flowers, a subtle dosage of new oak, and a distinctive personality that is elegant while at the same time powerful and substantial, this is a multidimensional wine that was extremely approachable and drinkable in both tastings I had of it. The color remains a healthy, even opaque bluish/purple, but there is no reason to hesitate to drink it. It should evolve for another 30-40 years, so there is no hurry either. 98 WS 100 WA 3 bts. per lot $3,100 - $3,700

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

6 bts. per lot $1,900 - $2,300

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DOMAINE BONNEAU DU MARTRAY CORTON CHARLEMAGNE 2007 Côte de Beaune.

CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 2009 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

94 WA

CHÂTEAU CARONNE STE GEMME 2009 (2) Haut-Médoc.

6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

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

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CHÂTEAU DE FIEUZAL 2008 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé scuffed label

DOMAINE BONNEAU DU MARTRAY CORTON CHARLEMAGNE 2007 Côte de Beaune.

12 bts. per lot $400 - $700

94 WA

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Made from a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, the second wine, the 2009 Reserve de la Comtesse, exhibits notes of forest floor, white chocolate, licorice, black currants and vanillininfused black cherries. It possesses a sweet, round, generous style given its high glycerin. Drink: 2012-2022 December 2011

6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

185 DOMAINE BONNEAU DU MARTRAY CORTON CHARLEMAGNE 2007 Côte de Beaune. 94 WA 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,500 - $1,700

186 DOMAINE BONNEAU DU MARTRAY CORTON CHARLEMAGNE 2007 Côte de Beaune. 94 WA 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,500 - $1,700


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CHÂTEAU LA GARDE 2009 (2) Pessac-Léognan.

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2006 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1989 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LA TOUR CARNET 2006 (1) Haut-Médoc. 4ième Cru Classé

Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château PontetCanet has an extremely pure, vivacious, perfumed bouquet with crushed violets infusing the blueberry and blackberry fruit. But it is all about the detail and precision in this wine. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip in the mouth: lightly toasted black fruit, dried orange peel, cedar and a pinch of white pepper. This feels very cohesive and poised with just a touch of mint entering right on the finish. What a great wine from Alfred Tesseron and Jean-Michel Comme. Go grab the corkscrew now, but don't feel that this wine has to be opened for another 5-6 years. Tasted January 2016. 94 WA

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1994 (2) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LA TOUR ST BONNET 2009 (1) Haut-Médoc. Cru Bourgeois CHÂTEAU LE PEY 2008 (1) Médoc. Cru Bourgeois CHÂTEAU CÔTE DE BALEAU 2006 (1) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LARRIVAUX 2009 (2) Haut-Médoc. CHÂTEAU LA HAIE 2009 (2) Côtes de Bordeaux Blaye. CHATEAU CANTEMERLE 2009 (2) Haut-Medoc. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2008 (3) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

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

CHÂTEAU HOSANNA 2005 Pomerol.

6 bts. per lot $600 - $800

CHÂTEAU SAINT-PAUL 2009 (2) Haut-Médoc. Cru Bourgeois HAUTS DE PONTET-CANET 2008 (4) Pauillac. 18 bts.

per lot $600 - $700

This is an absolutely spectacular effort from Christian Moueix’s tiny jewel in Pomerol – Hosanna. An extraordinary nose of blue and black fruits, floral notes, licorice, and truffle soars from the glass of this dense purple wine. A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, this wine o#en has the most complex set of aromatics of any Pomerol. Velvety tannins, a multi-dimensional mouthfeel, and stunning finish give this full-bodied, extravagantly rich wine accessibility now, but it is certainly capable of lasting 25 or more years. Sadly, there are only 1,200 cases of this. June 2015 98 WA 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

191 CHÂTEAU LA PROVIDENCE 2008 Pomerol. A brilliant effort for the vintage, this muscular, dense purple-colored, powerful, rich 2008 offers notes of graphite, truffles, black cherries and blackberries along with moderately high tannins, full-bodied richness, impressive purity and a multidimensional mouthfeel. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and enjoy it over the next two decades. It should prove to be one of the longer lived wines of the vintage. Drink: 2013 -2033 May 2011 93 WA 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $800 - $900

193 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2009 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2009 Pontet-Canet is a wine that I have tasted several times throughout the year. Here, it is clearly bestowed a very powerful and intense bouquet with raspberry jam, boysenberry, graphite and cold, wet limestone aromas - very well defined and focused, the oak seamlessly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, in a funny way more like a 2010 towards the finish thanks to its structure. It still feels quite backward and with much more to give, a sense of coiled up energy conveyed upon the extremely persistent finish. It remains a deeply impressive Pauillac with decades ahead of it. Tasted December 2016. 98 WA 6 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,600

93 WA LES HAUTS DE PONTET-CANET 2007 (1) Pauillac. slightly scuffed label LES HAUTS DE PONTET-CANET 2008 (1) Pauillac. LES HAUTS DE PONTET-CANET 2009 (1) Pauillac. 6 bts. per lot $500 - $600

195 LA PARDE DE HAUT-BAILLY 2009 (1 mag.) Pessac-Léognan. stained label PAVILLION ROUGE DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2009 (1 mag.) Margaux. 2 mags.

per lot $300 - $500

196 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2006 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château PontetCanet has an extremely pure, vivacious, perfumed bouquet with crushed violets infusing the blueberry and blackberry fruit. But it is all about the detail and precision in this wine. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip in the mouth: lightly toasted black fruit, dried orange peel, cedar and a pinch of white pepper. This feels very cohesive and poised with just a touch of mint entering right on the finish. What a great wine from Alfred Tesseron and Jean-Michel Comme. Go grab the corkscrew now, but don't feel that this wine has to be opened for another 5-6 years. Tasted January 2016. 94 WA 5 bts. per lot $500 - $600

197 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2008 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé A candidate for the “wine of the vintage,” Pontet Canet’s 2008 boasts an opaque purple color as well as copious aromas of sweet blueberries, blackberries and black currant fruit intertwined with lead pencil shavings, subtle barbecue smoke and a hint of forest floor. Full-bodied, with fabulous richness, texture and tremendous freshness, this firstgrowth-like effort is more developed than the uber-powerful 2010. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following three decades. Bravo! Drink: 2016-2046 May 2011 96 WA 7 bts.

per lot $700 - $800


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CHÂTEAU BARDE-HAUT 2009 (2 mag.) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAILLY 2005 (1 mag.) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-LAS-CASES 2005 Saint-Julien.

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

The 2005 Haut Bailly is rapidly turning into a glorious wine. You instantly fall in love with the purity on the nose, luscious red cherries, wild strawberry and blueberry. This is still youthful and beautifully defined. The palate is mediumbodied with quite a structured opening like many in this vintage. It exerts a gentle grip in the mouth, quite tensile and linear and perhaps just tightening up a tad toward the finish. It is biding its time, but it will repay those who cellar this outstanding 2005 for another four or five years. Tasted March 2017. Drink 2022-2050 95 WA

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+. 97+ WA

CHÂTEAU PRIEURÉ-LICHINE 2005 (1 mag.) Margaux. 4ième Cru Classé

1 3 ltr. (OWC)

DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER 2005 (2 mag.) Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé

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CHATEAU LEOVILLE BARTON 2009 (1 mag.) Saint-Julien. stained label Drink: 2022-2072 93+ WA CHÂTEAU PIPEAU 2009 (1 mag.) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 4 mags.

per lot $500 - $700

4 mags.

per lot $600 - $800

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199 CHÂTEAU BARDE-HAUT 2008 (3) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LA DOMINIQUE 1989 (2 mag.) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé

per lot $1,100 - $1,300

ALBERT BICHOT BEAUNE-MARCONNETS 1975 (1) Côte de Beaune. u. ls. L’HERITIER GUYOT CLOS DE VOUGEOT 1972 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. bs. stained label

CHÂTEAU POUJEAUX 2009 (2) Moulis-en-Medoc.

CHÂTEAU PALMER ALTER EGO DE PALMER 2002 (1) Margaux.

CHÂTEAU BEULIEU COMTES DE TASTES 2008 (1) Bordeaux.

DOMAINE DE CLOS FRANTIN ÉCHEZEAUX 1970 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. ls.

1 bt. & 2 mags.

CHÂTEAU LA TOUR CARNET 2009 (2) Haut-Médoc. 4ième Cru Classé

ALBERT BICHOT POMMARD 1976 (1) Côte de Beaune. u. ts.

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CHÂTEAU LA TOUR CARNET 2006 (1) Haut-Médoc. 4ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU HOSANNA 2005 Pomerol.

CHÂTEAU LA TOUR CARNET 2008 (1) Haut-Médoc. 4ième Cru Classé

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

CHÂTEAU AMPÉLIA CASTILLON 2008 (2) Côtes de Bordeaux. CHÂTEAU LA TOUR ST BONNET 2009 (1) Haut-Médoc. Cru Bourgeois 13 bts.

per lot $400 - $500

200 BARON EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD CHÂTEAU CLARKE 2005 (1 mag.) Listrac-Médoc. stained label CHÂTEAU CÔTE DE BALEAU 2005 (3 mag.) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 4 mags.

per lot $300 - $400

201 CHÂTEAU BEAUREGARD 1994 (3) Pomerol. CHÂTEAU HAUT SURGET 2010 (10) Lalande-de-Pomerol. 13 bts.

per lot $400 - $500

6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $500 - $600

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

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ALBERT BICHOT POMMARD 1982 (1) Côte de Beaune. u. ms. torn label ALBERT BICHOT POMMARD 1984 (1) Côte de Beaune. u. bn. PÉDAUQUE SAVIGNY-LES-BEAUNE 1979 (1) Côte de Beaune. stained label DOMAINE TORTOCHOT CLOS SAINT-DENIS 1961 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé stained and peeling label LOUIS JADOT GEVRY-CHAMBERTIN LES COMBOTTES 1973 (1 730) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé u. 4 cm, scuffed label HOSPICES DE BEAUNE VOLNAY CUVÉE BLONDEAU 1972 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé u. 2 cm, stained label

CHÂTEAU LA PROVIDENCE 2008 Pomerol.

DOMAINE RAGOT GIVRY 1988 (1) Burgundy. u. 3cm

A brilliant effort for the vintage, this muscular, dense purple-colored, powerful, rich 2008 offers notes of graphite, truffles, black cherries and blackberries along with moderately high tannins, full-bodied richness, impressive purity and a multidimensional mouthfeel. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and enjoy it over the next two decades. It should prove to be one of the longer lived wines of the vintage. Drink: 2013 -2033 May 2011 93 WA

DOMAINE BERTAGNA VOUGEOT LES CRAS 1974 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé scuffed and stained label DOMAINE RAGOT GIVRY 1988 (1) Burgundy. stained label 12 bts. per lot $500 - $600

6 bts. (OWC)

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DOMAINE PERROT-MINOT CHARMESCHAMBERTIN 1997 (2) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

DOMAINE BOILLOT ET FILS VOLNAY LES ANGLES 2006 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

FOUGERAY DE BEAUCLAIR CLOS MARION FIXIN 1995 (1) Côte de Nuits. torn label

RAPET PERE ET FILS CORTON 2006 (3) Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé 2 stained labels

DOMAINE PIERRE USSEGLIO ET FILS CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE DE MON AÏEUL 2000 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

DOMAINE DE LA VOUGERAIE VOUGEOT CLOS DU PRIEURÉ MONOPOLE 1999 (5) Côte de Nuits. scuffed labels MOMMESSIN DOMAINE CLOS DE TART 1980 (2) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé u. 2cm, u. 4cm, 1 stained label PIERRE BITOUZET ALOXE-CORTON VALOZIÈRES 1995 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

LOUIS JADOT GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN CLOS ST JACQUES 2000 (2) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé DOMAINE CHARLES THOMAS POMMARDLES RUGIENS 2002 (4) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé CAMILLE GIROUD CHARMES-CHAMBERTIN 2007 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé 11 bts. per lot $500 - $700

REMOISSENET CHAMBERTIN CLOS-DEBEZE 1996 (1) Côte de Nuits.

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DOMAINE DUJAC CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY LES GRUENCHERS 1994 (2) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé

BOUCHARD PÈRE ET FILS MEURSAULT LES PERRIÈRES 2006 (2) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

DOMAINE JEAN GRIVOT CLOS DE VOUGEOT 1997 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

MICHEL BOUZEREAU ET FILS MEURSAULTCHARMES 2002 (5) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 2 stained labels

15 bts.

DOMAINE JACQUES PRIEUR PULIGNYMONTRACHET LES COMBETTE 2002 (4) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 1 scuffed, 2 stained

per lot $1,500 - $1,800

209 DOMAINE JEAN GRIVOT VOSNE-ROMANÉE LES BEAUX MONTS 1995 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé DOMAINE JEAN GRIVOT VOSNE-ROMANÉE LES BEAUX MONTS 1997 (2) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé DOMAINE JEAN GRIVOT VOSNE-ROMANÉE LES BEAUX MONTS 1999 (1) Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé MAISON LOUIS JADOT BEAUNE CLOS DES URSULES 1996 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé MAISON LOUIS JADOT BEAUNE CLOS DES URSULES 1998 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé 6 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

11 bts. per lot $500 - $800

97 WA DOMAINE LA BARROCHE CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE CUVÉE PURE 2009 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Always showing well (which is a trait of the vintage), the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Pure is about as sexy as wine gets. Just layered with notions of sweet kirsch liqueur, raspberries, ground pepper, herbes de Provence and licorice. Silky, seamless, full-bodied and perfectly balanced, with fine tannin and a blockbuster finish, drink it anytime over the coming 15 years. Drink 2015-2030 97 WA DOMAINE LA BARROCHE CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE CUVÉE PURE 2006 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. stained label. From another vintage that flies under the radar, yet always delivers tons of pleasure, the 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Pure is less flamboyant than the 2005 and has more spice, ground herbs, pepper and licorice to go with a rocking core of sweet Grenache Fruit. It's fullbodied, structured and has a touch of dry tannin on the finish that I suspect will probably never completely integrate. Nevertheless, there's ample mid-palate depth and a tons of sweet fruit. September 2015 Drink: 2015-2024 95 WA DOMAINE PÉGAÜ CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE RÉSERVÉE 2003 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 98 WA 9 bts. per lot $500 - $700

213 DOMAINE ALAIN VOGE CORNAS LES VIEILLES VIGNES 2010 Rhône. The 2010 Cornas Vieilles Vignes is jawdropping stuff. Inky colored and incredibly concentrated, with sensational notes of bouquet garni, iron (blind I might have guess 2010 Clape), violets, crushed rock and decent black and blue fruits all soaring from the glass. Full-bodied, layered and pure, with awesome freshness despite it massive size and concentration, it's a profound Cornas that needs another 3-4 years of bo"le age yet will have three decades of overall longevity. September 2015 Drink: 2018-2040 98 WA 6 bts. per lot $800 - $900


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DOMAINE AUGUSTE CLAPE CORNAS RENAISSANCE 2010 Rhône.

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE HOMMAGE À JACQUES PERRIN 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

LUIGI RIGHETTI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA 1997 (1) Tuscany.

The 2010 Cornas Renaissance may be the finest example of the cuvee I have yet tasted. This offering represents about one-third of the Clape production and tends to come from two well-known sites in the natural amphitheater of Cornas, Les Sabaro"es and Geynale. This astonishing 2010 boasts a black/purple color along with gorgeous, explosive aromatics consisting of blue and black fruits and spring flowers, a full-bodied, layered texture and superb intensity. Very pure with sweet tannin, it was bo"led unfiltered a#er 22 months in primarily foudre, and should drink well for two decades. December 2012 Drink: 2012-2032 97 WA

The star of the show was the 2007 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin, which in this vintage is a classic blend of 60% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah, and the rest Counoise and Grenache. Inky colored and insanely perfumed, with to-die-for notes of lavender, Provencal herbs, roasted meats, black cherries, truffle, crème de cassis and licorice, it flows onto the palate with massive concentration, a stunning mid-palate and a thick, rich texture that never gets heavy or cumbersome. This is blockbuster stuff that just could not get any be"er. Drink it anytime over the coming 3-4 decades. 99 WS 100 WA

3 bts. per lot $200 - $300

6 bts. per lot $2,600 - $3,000

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M. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE L'ERMITE 2002 (1) Rhône. scuffed label

DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE 1996 (4) Rhône.

94 WA M.CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE DE LE MÉAL BLANC 2011 (1) Rhône. Big, rich and decadent, with fabulous fruit intensity and length, this rock star flirts with perfection and will keep for another 3-4 decades. Tasted 2015. Drink 2015-2051 99 WA M.CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE DE L’ORÉE BLANC 2011 (3) Rhône. Gorgeously full-bodied and impeccably put together on the palate, with awesome texture and richness that’s framed by vibrant acidity, it boasts off the hook aromas and flavors of flower oil, bu"ered citrus, dried pineapple and powdered rock. It will be even be"er in another year, and age pre"y much forever. As I’ve said before though, there is no harm in drinking these beauties in their youth. December 2013 99 WA 5 bts. per lot $400 - $500

E. GUIGAL CÔTE-RÔTIE LA LANDONNE 2007 (1) Rhône. The 2007 Cote Rotie la Landonne is another wine that's drinking beautifully today, and this forward, supple character is trait of the vintage. Revealing a perfumed bouquet of smoked beef, tapenade, currants and pepper, it's meaty and gamy, with full-bodied richness and ample, yet sweet tannin. While it won't really hit maturity for another 5-6 years, it certainly dishes out plenty of pleasure now, but will still see it's 30th birthday in fine form. September 2015. Drink: 2015-2042 97 WA 5 bts. per lot $1,200 - $1,400

218 MASI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SEREGO ALIGHIERI VAIO AMARON 1996 (1) Veneto. MASI AMARONE CLASSICO COSTASERA 1999 (1) Veneto. CA’ ROZZERIA BARBARESCO NEIVE 2010 (3) Piedmonte. FRATELLI REVELLO BAROLO VIGNA GATTERA 2005 (2) Piedmonte. FRATELLI REVELLO BAROLO VIGNA GIANCHINI 2005 (3) Piedmonte. CORBAIA CASTILLO DI BOSSI 2008 (2) Tuscany. 12 bts. per lot $700 - $900

VIGNA DEL CASTELLA AMARONE VALPOLICELLA VALPENTANA 1997 (1) Veneto. scuffed label CAMPOGIOVANNI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1996 (2) Tuscany. u. 2 bn. scuffed labels CONTI CONSTANTI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1993 (2) Tuscany. CONTI CONSTANTI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1998 (2) Tuscany. LA MANNELLA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2006 (1) Tuscany. 9 bts. per lot $400 - $600

220 FONTODI FLACCIANELLO DELLA PIEVE 2006 (2) Tuscany. 96 WS 97 WA PRATESI CARMIONE 2005 (1) Tuscany. SAN FELICE IL GRIGIO CHIANTI CLASSICO 2006 (1) Tuscany. VILLA SANDI MARINALI ROSSO 2004 (1) Veneto. POGGIOPIANO ROSSO DI SERA 2006 (1) Tuscany. VALPOLICELLA, ALIGHIERI 2000 (1) 7 bts.

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MAZZEI TENTUTA BELGUARDO MORELLINO DI SCANSANO 2001 (1) Tuscany.

ALTESINO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA 1995 (1 3 ltr.) Tuscany.

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POLIZIANO VINO NOBILE DI MONTALCINO 1999 (4) Tuscany. 1 scuffed label

TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 1995 (1 3 ltr.) Tuscany.

PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO BARBARESCO RISERVA MONTESTEFANO 2005 (1) Piedmonte.

TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 2006 (1 mag.) Tuscany.

VIGNETO CEREQUIO BAROLO BENI DI BASTASIOLO 2000 (1) Piedmonte. ALENTEJANO BATUSSI 2007 (1) Portugal. CASTELLO BANFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO POGGIO A L'ORO RISERVA 1993 (1) Tuscany. TENTUTA CAPARZO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1993 (2) Tuscany.

94 WS 95 WA

97 WA 2 3 ltrs. & 1 mag. (OWC, OWC, OWC) per lot $1,700 - $2,000

DOMINUS ESTATE 1987 (1) Napa Valley. corroded capsule There were 6,500 cases produced of the 1987 Dominus. It is one of the great wines of the vintage in a year when a handful of California producers made profound Cabernets (i.e., Robert Mondavi Reserve, Dunn Howell Mountain, and Chateau Montelena). The wine is beginning to shut down, but it still displays a rich ruby color and an intensely spicy, fragrant nose of toasty vanillin oak, cassis, and cedar. In the mouth, this medium to full-bodied wine displays considerable tannins, fine integrated acidity, and an opulent, rich, spicy finish. 96 WA DOMINUS ESTATE 1990 (2) Napa Valley.

224 DOW VINTAGE PORT 1991 (1 mag.) Douro, Portugal. FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 2007 (1 mag.) Douro, Portugal.

COL D'ORCIA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1994 (1) Tuscany.

2 mags.

IL POGGIONE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1991 (1) Tuscany.

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13 bts.

PETER MICHAEL CHARDONNAY LA CARRIERE 2009 (1) Knights Valley, Sonoma.

per lot $300 - $500

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. 98 WA DOMINUS ESTATE NAPANOOK VINEYARD 1991 (1) Napa Valley.

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M. CHAPOUTIER SAINT-JOSEPH LES GRANITS 2007 (6) Rhône.

The wine's sensational purity and inner-core of depth must be tasted to be believed. The 1991 will be approachable young because of its sweet tannin, yet it exhibits the potential to last for 25 years. Perhaps 1994 will rival it, but for now, the 1991 is unquestionably the greatest Dominus, as well as a potential legend in the making. 99 WA

TUA RITA REDIGAFFI ROSSO TOSCANA 2000 (1) Tuscany.

SEVEN SPRINGS VINEYARD CHARDONNAY EVENING LAND 2008 (1) Willame$e Valley, Oregon.

DOMINUS ESTATE NAPANOOK VINEYARD 1994 (1) Napa Valley.

Tua Rita's 2000 Redigaffi has taken a big leap forward in its evolution. The wine is infused with black fruit, prune and blackberry preserves that come together to form an inky appearance and chewy consistency. Beyond those fruit tones are equally robust aromas of Teriyaki sauce, barbecue smoke and exotic spice. Redigaffi is a pure expression of Merlot and it delivers condensed, thickly extracted and syrupy aromas some 15 years a#er the harvest. My feeling is that the wine has not aged as steadily as was once predicted. It has shed much of its fruit and has become more defined by its oak spice and tangy cedar. In the mouth, the wine shows abundant texture with integrated tannins. January 2016 Drink: 2016 -2028 96 WA

OSOYOOS LAROSE CABERNET SAUVIGNON LE GRAND VIN 2004 (1 mag.) Okanagan Valley, Canada.

per lot $600 - $800

MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 2006 (1 mag.) Tuscany. The estate’s 2006 Solaia is a big, powerful offering loaded with ripe blackberry jam, herbs, minerals and French oak. It remains extraordinarily dense and primary. Readers will have to be patient with this wine and give it plenty of bo$le age before the full range of its aromas and nuances blossom fully. Solaia is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc. August 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026. 97 WS 94 WA 1 bt. & 1 mag.

per lot $800 - $1,000

8 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $400 - $500

226 DESCENDIENTES DE J. PALACIOS LAS LAMAS 2006 (3) Bierzo, Spain. DESCENDIENTES DE J. PALACIOS MONCERBAL 2006 (3) Bierzo, Spain. BODEGAS JA CALVO CASAJUS VENDIMIA SELECCIONADA 2010 (6) Ribera del Duero. 12 bts. per lot $700 - $1,000

The 1994 is a strikingly thick, compellingly rich wine with the texture of a great Pomerol, despite being made primarily from Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine exhibits a dense purple color, and an incredibly fragrant nose of jammy black fruits, spice, smoke, and loamy, truffle-like scents. In the mouth, it is full-bodied, with thrilling levels of extract and richness, but no sense of heaviness or harshness. This wine offers early drinking, yet has the potential to last for 30+ years. 99 WA DOMINUS ESTATE NAPANOOK VINEYARD 1996 (1) Napa Valley. 90 WA 6 bts. per lot $1,400 - $2,200


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DOMINUS ESTATE 1984 (1 mag.) Napa Valley.

DOMINUS ESTATE NAPANOOK VINEYARD 1994 Napa Valley.

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1979 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

I have been fooled by this wine in blind tastings, mistaking it for a top Pomerol, although there is an insignificant percentage of Merlot in the blend. The complex bouquet of ripe, curranty fruit, coffee, and sweet black cherries has become increasingly complex and intense. Fullbodied, opulent, and so", this fleshy wine appears to have reached an a#ractive plateau of maturity; it should easily last for another 10 -15+ years. 92 WA DOMINUS ESTATE NAPANOOK VINEYARD 1991 (2) Napa Valley. The wine's sensational purity and inner-core of depth must be tasted to be believed. The 1991 will be approachable young because of its sweet tannin, yet it exhibits the potential to last for 25 years. Perhaps 1994 will rival it, but for now, the 1991 is unquestionably the greatest Dominus, as well as a potential legend in the making. 99 WA DOMINUS ESTATE NAPANOOK VINEYARD 1992 (1) Napa Valley. The 1992 Dominus is similar in style to the 1990. It exhibits an open knit, opulent, rich, easygoing character with gorgeous levels of earthy, cassis fruit intertwined with scents of herbs, coffee, and chocolate/mocha ice cream. Rich and full-bodied, with thick, viscous flavors and low acidity, this is a forward, exceptionally concentrated, easy to understand Dominus that should drink well for 20 years. December 1995 95 WA DOMINUS ESTATE 1998 (1) Napa Valley. 4 bts. & 1 mag.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

229 DOMINUS ESTATE NAPANOOK VINEYARD 1995 Napa Valley. Christian Moueix and his talented winemaking team continue to rewrite the definition of a Napa Valley reference point wine. The 1995 Dominus (6,000 cases produced from a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, and 4% Merlot) is a ripe, plummy, supple, expansively-flavored wine with copious quantities of black currant fruit. Full-bodied and low in acidity, it possesses exceptional concentration and purity. Qualitatively, it is built along the lines of the 1992 and 1990. While it is not as powerful or intense as the 1996 or 1994, the 1995 is a largescaled, rich, concentrated wine that should provide splendid drinking for two decades. 93 WA 4 bts. per lot $600 - $800

The 1994 is a strikingly thick, compellingly rich wine with the texture of a great Pomerol, despite being made primarily from Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine exhibits a dense purple color, and an incredibly fragrant nose of jammy black fruits, spice, smoke, and loamy, truffle-like scents. In the mouth, it is full-bodied, with thrilling levels of extract and richness, but no sense of heaviness or harshness. This seamless Dominus possesses no hard edges, as its acidity, tannin, and alcohol are beautifully meshed with copious quantities of ripe fruit. This wine offers early drinking, yet has the potential to last for 30+ years. 99 WA 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $2,000 - $2,500

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1985 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. ts. 3 bts. per lot $400 - $600

234 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1993 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1994 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé stained label

231 DOMINUS ESTATE 1996 Napa Valley. The 1996 Dominus, a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot, tips the scales at 14.2% alcohol. Although this offering lacks the power, intensity, and compelling characteristics of the 1991 and 1994, it is not far off the pace of those two monumental wines. A super nose of roasted coffee, chocolate, dried herbs, black fruits and kirsch is both intense and persuasive. The wine displays terrific richness, medium to full body, low acidity, a succulent, opulent texture, and superb purity. This beautifully made 1996 is one of the few wines that has successfully tamed the vintage's elevated tannin level. It should be relatively drinkable upon its release, yet evolve nicely for two decades. Impressive! 95 WA 6 bts. (OWC)

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-LAS-CASES 1983 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé u. ts.

per lot $1,100 - $1,300

232 RIDGE VINEYARDS MONTEBELLO 1995 (1) Santa Cruz Mountains. RIDGE VINEYARDS MONTEBELLO 1996 (1) Santa Cruz Mountains. RIDGE VINEYARDS MONTEBELLO 1997 (1) Santa Cruz Mountains. RIDGE VINEYARDS MONTEBELLO 1998 (1) Santa Cruz Mountains. RIDGE VINEYARDS MONTEBELLO 1999 (1) Santa Cruz Mountains. RIDGE VINEYARDS MONTEBELLO 2000 (1) Santa Cruz Mountains. 6 bts. per lot $900 - $1,200

93 WA CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1995 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 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. 92 WA CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1996 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 92 WA CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1997 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 5 bts. per lot $400 - $500


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CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2003 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2000 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

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

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1989 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé I torn label, 1 stained label

92 WA CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2001 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2002 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2003 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé The spectacular 2003 Pontet Canet is still incredibly young and vigorous. This full-bodied classic boasts a dense purple color as well as a superb nose of graphite, creme de cassis, forest floor, licorice and a hint of truffles, low acidity, and extravagant richness. Most of the tannins have been resolved in this superstar of the vintage. It should continue to drink well for 10 -15+ years. Issue date 27 August 2014 Drink: 2014 -2029 94 WS 95+ WA

6 bts. per lot $5,600 - $6,500

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

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CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2005 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé Drink Date 2025-2050 96 WS 97 WA CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2006 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 94 WA CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2007 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2008 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé Pontet Canet’s 2008 boasts an opaque purple color as well as copious aromas of sweet blueberries, blackberries and black currant fruit intertwined with lead pencil shavings, subtle barbecue smoke and a hint of forest floor. Full-bodied, with fabulous richness, texture and tremendous freshness, this firstgrowth-like effort is more developed than the uber-powerful 2010. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following three decades. Bravo! Drink: 2016-2046 May 2011 96 WA 10 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

This was the finest performance by this wine that I have seen since it was released. I did not expect the 2003 Chateau Margaux to show this well in a vintage where the southern part of the Medoc was clearly less impressive than the north. However, it is a beautiful, dark plum/purple-tinged effort with sensational aromatics, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and a youthfulness, precision and freshness that belie what one generally associates with this vintage. It can be drunk now and over the next 15-20 years. Kudos to Chateau Margaux. 95 WS 98 WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,200 - $1,400

This continues to be one of the immortal wines and one of the greatest young Bordeaux wines of the last half-century. Consistently prodigious and almost a sure bet to top the scoring card of any blind tasting of this vintage as well as other years, the 1989 Haut-Brion is a seamless, majestic classic, and a tribute to this phenomenal terroir and its singular characteristics. The wine still has a very thick, viscous-looking ruby/purple color, a spectacular, young but awesome smorgasbord of aromas ranging from scorched earth, liquid minerals, graphite, blackberry and black currant jam to toast, licorice, and spice box. The levels of fruit, extract, and glycerin in this viscous, full-bodied, low-acid wine are aweinspiring. The brilliant symmetry of the wine, extraordinary purity, and seamlessness are the hallmarks of a modern-day legend. It is still in its pre-adolescent stage of development, and I would not expect it to hit its full plateau of maturity for another 3-5 years, but this should be an Haut-Brion that rivals the greatest ever made at this estate. Life is too short not to drink this wine as many times as possible! A modern day clone of the 1959? Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030. Last tasted, 1/03. 100 WS 100 WA 2 bts.

per lot $4,000 - $4,600

239 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1990 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn. torn and scuffed label This is one of the more perplexing Latours to evaluate. It has plenty of sweetness as well as a gorgeous, rich fruitiness, but it lacks the firmness one finds in more recent great vintages such as 1996, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2008. There is plenty of sweet, ripe currant fruitiness, abundant glycerin, and full body, but I’m still waiting for that extra nuance of complexity to emerge. It’s all there, but the wine still seems to be more monolithic than one would expect in a wine approaching 19 years of age. It is not the sure-fire winner I thought it was in its youth, but then again, I don’t have any reason to doubt that more complexity will emerge. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. Tasted: June 2009 95+ WA 3 bts. per lot $2,400 - $2,800

240 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1990 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1994 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé 6 bts. per lot $700 - $900


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D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2000 (1) McLaren Vale.

CHÂTEAU CANTEMERLE 2009 (3) Haut-Medoc. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU CLOS FOURTET 2000 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B 4 bts. per lot $600 - $800

242 CLOS ST. JEAN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2007 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The sensational 2007 Châteauneuf du Pape is a wine I’ve drunk more than a case of over the past seven or eight years, and it’s probably one of the best value buys in my cellar. Tasted 2017. 94 WA

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CHÂTEAU KIRWAN 2009 (3) Margaux. Grand Cru Classé

D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2001 (4) McLaren Vale.

DOMAINE BOUCHARD PÈRE ET FILS VIGNES DE L'ENFANT JESUS 2009 (3) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

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

DOMAINE BOUCHARD PÈRE ET FILS ÉCHEZEAUX 2009 (3) Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé

DOMAINE ROSSIGNOL -TRAPET BEAUNE LES MARIAGES 2005 (1) Côte de Beaune.

D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2002 (6) McLaren Vale. cracked capsule

DOMAINE CHEVALIER LADOIX LES VORVÉES 2005 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

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COMTE ARMAND AUXEY-DURESSES 2000 (1) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé DOMAINE DE BEAURENARD CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2003 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. CHÂTEAU MONT-REDON CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE 2003 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 9 bts. per lot $600 - $800

243 CHÂTEAU COUTET 2003 Sauternes Barsac. 5 hf. bts.

per lot $200 - $300

11 bts. per lot $500 - $700

249 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1966 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. vts. foxed label 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $700

250 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1966 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. vts. foxed label

246 D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2003 (1) McLaren Vale.

1 bt.

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D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM SHIRAZ 2004 (3) McLaren Vale.

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1970 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. hs. stained label

The renowned 2004 Shiraz The Dead Arm, fashioned from ancient head-pruned vines, is stunning. An inky/purple color is accompanied by a glorious perfume of creosote/melted road tar, blackberry and cassis liqueur, pepper, and spice. This deep, rich, full-bodied, tannic Shiraz should be drinkable in 2-3 years, and will last for two decades or more. It is the finest Dead Arm since the 2001. 95+ WA

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CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL 2004 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

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10 bts.

3 bts. per lot $200 - $300

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

per lot $500 - $800

1 bt.

per lot $600 - $700

per lot $400 - $500

252 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1970 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. ts. stained label 1 bt.

per lot $400 - $500

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CARRUADES DE LAFITE 2001 Pauillac.

1 bt.

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per lot $200 - $300

254 TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1999 Tuscany. 6 bts. (OWC)

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CHÂTEAU PALMER 1998 (1) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé

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

6 bts. (OWC)

CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 1996 (1) Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé

12 bts. (OWC)

2 bts.

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256 PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO BARBARESCO RISERVA RABAJA 1996 (1) Piedmonte. PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO BARBARESCO RISERVA PAJE’ 1996 (1) Piedmonte. PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO BARBARESCO RISERVA PORA 1996 (1) Piedmonte. PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO BARBARESCO RISERVA OVELLO 1996 (1) Piedmonte. PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO BARBARESCO RISERVA MONTESTEFANO 1996 (1) Piedmonte. PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESC BARBARESCO RISERVA MOCCAGATTA 1996 (1) Piedmonte. 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $400 - $600

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1994 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

260 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1999 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 94 WA CHÂTEAU LATOUR LES FORTS DE LATOUR 2000 (3) Pauillac. 4 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,300

261 NUMANTHIA-TERMES TORO TERMANTHIA 2008 (1) Castilla y Leon, Spain. TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1990 (1) Tuscany.

per lot $400 - $500 2 bts.

257 LUNGAROTTI RUBESCO VIGNA MONTICCHIO VENDEMMIA RISERVA 1990 (1 3 ltr.) Umbria. CASTELCOSA FURLAN PICOLIT COLLI ORIENTALI DEL FRIULI 1992 (1 3 ltr.) Friuli-Venezia Giula. TENIMENTI LUIGI D'ALESSANDRO MANZANO IL BOSCO SYRAH CORTONA 1999 (1 mag.) Tuscany. SODOLE VINO DA TAVOLA NV (1 3 ltr.) 3 3 ltrs. & 1 mag. (OWC, OWC, OWC) per lot $700 - $900

per lot $800 - $900

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CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1998 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU GRAND VIN DE LÉOVILLE DU MARQUIS LAS CASES 1996 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé A profound Leoville Las Cases, it is one of the great modern day wines of Bordeaux. This wine's hallmark remains a sur-maturite (overripeness) of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Yet the wine has retained its intrinsic classicism, symmetry, and profound potential for complexity and elegance. The black/purple color is followed by a spectacular nose of cassis, cherry liqueur, pain grille, and minerals. It is powerful and rich on the a!ack, with beautifully integrated tannin, massive concentration, yet no hint of heaviness or disjointedness. As this wine sits in the glass it grows in stature and richness. It is a remarkable, seamless, palate-staining, and extraordinarily elegant wine - the quintessential St.-Julien. Despite the sweetness of the tannin, I would recommend cellaring this wine for 7-8 years. Anticipated maturity: 2007 -2035. 92 WS 98 WA

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POL ROGER CUVÉE SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL CHAMPAGNE 1988 Champagne.

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

94 WS 2 bts. (OC)

per lot $800 - $1,000

267 CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1993 (1) Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

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POL ROGER CUVÉE SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL CHAMPAGNE 1988 Champagne.

92 WS

94 WS

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TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 1993 (2) Tuscany.

94 WS

TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 1994 (4) Tuscany.

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

FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 1994 Douro, Portugal.

Is the 1995 Ornellaia be!er than previous vintages? It is too soon to know, but this is unquestionably another stunning wine in what has been a strong succession of top wines since 1988. The color is a saturated, thick-looking, ruby/purple. The nose offers up aromas of roasted coffee, jammy black cherry liqueur, and cassis intermixed with spice. On the palate, the wine is rich and full-bodied, with wellintegrated wood, tannin, and acidity. Pure, youthful, and accessible, this impressively endowed wine should drink well for 10-15+ years. 92 WA

94 WS MARCHESI ANTINORI SOLAIA 1997 (1) Tuscany. u. bn.

One of the most spectacular 1994s, this opaque purple-colored wine is an exotic, flamboyant, ostentatious port. Extremely fragrant and pungent, with a flashy display of jammy cassis, pepper, licorice, and truffles, this port is an a!ention-grabber. Awesomely rich, and fullbodied, with superb length, richness, and overall balance, it possesses a huge mid-palate, layers of flavor, an unctuous texture, and a blockbuster finish. Everything is in place, with the brandy and tannin well-integrated, even concealed by the masses of fruit and glycerin. This wine will drink fabulously well at age ten, but keep for up to thirty years. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2035. October 1996. 100 WS 97 WA

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

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

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MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 1993 (1) Tuscany. u. bn.

CHÂTEAU SOCIANDO-MALLET 1995 (5) Haut-Medoc.

TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1993 (1) Tuscany.

MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 1995 (1) Tuscany.

CHÂTEAU SOCIANDO-MALLET 1996 (1) Haut-Medoc. scuffed label

TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1994 (4) Tuscany.

4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,100

CHÂTEAU SOCIANDO-MALLET 2000 (5) Haut-Medoc. 1 torn label

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

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E&E BLACK PEPPER SHIRAZ 1995 Barossa Valley, South Australia.

TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1995 (1) Tuscany.

6 bts. per lot $300 - $400

CHÂTEAU BEAUREGARD 2000 (1) Pomerol.

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E&E BLACK PEPPER SHIRAZ 1998 Barossa Valley, South Australia.

VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 2004 (2) Pomerol.

TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 1996 (2) Tuscany. 94 WS

92 WA TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1996 (4) Tuscany. 92 WA 5 bts. per lot $900 - $1,100

95 WS

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per lot $1,400 - $1,600

6 bts. per lot $300 - $400

275 E&E BLACK PEPPER SHIRAZ 2002 Barossa Valley, South Australia.

279 DOMAINE ROUMIER CHAMBOLLEMUSIGNY LES AMOUREUSES 1999 Côte de Nuits. Premier Cru Classé

97 WS 92 WA

1 bt.

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CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1995 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CUVÉE DU VATICAN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE RÉSERVE SIXTINE 2007 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

4 bts. per lot $400 - $500

95 WA 6 bts. per lot $500 - $600

282 VASSE FELIX HEYTESBURY CHARDONNAY 2013 (4) Margaret River, Australia. ZIND HUMBRECHT CLOS SAINT URBAN RANGEN DE THANGUE PINOT GRIS 2009 (2) Alsace. 6 bts. per lot $300 - $400

283 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1989 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé This continues to be one of the immortal wines and one of the greatest young Bordeaux wines of the last half-century. Consistently prodigious and almost a sure bet to top the scoring card of any blind tasting of this vintage as well as other years, the 1989 Haut-Brion is a seamless, majestic classic, and a tribute to this phenomenal terroir and its singular characteristics. The wine still has a very thick, viscous-looking ruby/purple color, a spectacular, young but awesome smorgasbord of aromas ranging from scorched earth, liquid minerals, graphite, blackberry and black currant jam to toast, licorice, and spice box. The levels of fruit, extract, and glycerin in this viscous, full-bodied, low-acid wine are aweinspiring. The brilliant symmetry of the wine, extraordinary purity, and seamlessness are the hallmarks of a modern-day legend. It is still in its pre-adolescent stage of development, and I would not expect it to hit its full plateau of maturity for another 3-5 years, but this should be an Haut-Brion that rivals the greatest ever made at this estate. Life is too short not to drink this wine as many times as possible! A modern day clone of the 1959? Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030. Last tasted, 1/03. 100 WS 100 WA 1 bt.

per lot $1,700 - $2,000

287 CHATEAU PONTET-CANET 1995 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 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. 92 WA

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1999 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL 1989 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 97 WA 4 bts. per lot $400 - $600

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CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1995 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 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. 92 WA 6 bts. per lot $600 - $700

289 TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA MASSETO 2001 Tuscany. Drink: 2011-2023 97 WA

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I loved the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Réserve Sixtine, and this is probably the finest example of this cuvee since the 2003. Made from 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and the rest Mourvèdre, destemmed and aged in a mix of foudre, old barrels and small amounts of new barrels, it offers terrific purity in its black raspberry and cassis fruits, melted licorice and cured meat aromas and flavors. With full-bodied richness, beautiful mid-palate density and no hard edges, it’s a joy to drink today but will certainly keep for another decade or more. February 2014 Drink: 2012-2027 95 WA

1 bt.

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WEINGUT KURT DARTING TROKENBEERENAUSLESE 1994 (2 700) Pfalz, Germany. 2 ltrs. per lot $200 - $300

292 WEINGUT JULIUS ROCH AND SON UNGSTEINER SHUEREBE BEERENASLES 1971 (1 hf. bt.) Pfalz, Germany. WEINGUT EUGEN HEHRHEIN NIERSTEINER FINDLING SIEGERREBE BEERENAUSLESE 1989 (2 700) Pfalz, Germany. u. 1 1.5cm LENZ MOSER OSTERRIECH BEERENAUSLESE 1990 (1 hf. bt.) Austria. LAUREBURG BERNKASTLER BRATENHOFCHEN RIESLING BEERENAUSLESE 1975 (1) Mosel, Germany. 1 bt. & 2 hf. bts.

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DOMAINE DU VIEUX LAZARET CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE EXCEPTIONELLE 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

DOMAINE SAINT-SIFFREIN CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

assis, crushed rocks, graphite, beef blood and iron-like aromas and flavors are all present here, and it offers incredible depth and richness on the palate, with gorgeous purity, masses of tannin and a rock-star finish. A wine that could make you run out of adjectives, it too is another wine that goes flying off the scale. Tasted 2014. 100 WA

The greatest wine Quiot has ever made in my opinion, this wine shows a dense ruby/purple color and a gorgeous nose of camphor, blackberry, kirsch, some roast beef and Provencal herbs. Full-bodied with great intensity, beautiful purity, a multi-dimensional mouthfeel, and a spectacular finish of close to a minute, this is a fabulous effort from Quiot and should drink well for close to two decades. October 2007 94 WA

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295 ELDERTON COMMAND SHIRAZ 2002 Barossa Valley, South Australia. 6 bts. per lot $200 - $300

Lots 296 - 330: Stunning Southern Rhône Valley Wines Perfectly Cellared

296 DOMAINE DE MARCOUX CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE VIEILLES VIGNES 2000 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes carries its 15% alcohol well. Though a compelling offering, and undoubtedly one of the wines of the vintage, it does not possess that magical extra dimension of greatness found in the 2001. Nevertheless, I would be thrilled to drink it anytime ... anywhere! The floral component of white flowers intermixed with melted licorice, blackberry liqueur, plums, and prunes is followed by an expansive, sexy, silky-textured, full-bodied Chateauneuf with great depth, purity, and lusciousness. As with its younger sibling, the finish lasts for nearly a minute. Again, it is a singular expression of Chateauneuf du Pape that is totally different than its peers. 96 WA 4 bts. per lot $500 - $600

297 ALAIN JAUME & FILS DOMAINE GRAND VENEUR CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE VIEILLES VIGNES 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A monumental effort meriting a perfect score, the super-rich 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a 4,000-bo"le blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah from 55- to 105-year-old vines and was aged for 18 months in small oak. The wine offers majestic blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with kirsch, licorice and subtle Provencal herbs in the background. It is akin to chewing meat in the mouth given its viscosity and thickness. This u"erly amazing wine comes close to being over the top, but it pulls back just in time. A massive Chateauneuf du Pape (even for a 2010), it needs 5-6 years of cellaring and should age effortlessly for 25-30 years. Bravo! 93 WS 100 WA 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

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The finest effort I have yet tasted from this estate, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is composed of 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, and 5% Cinsault. Its traditional upbringing included 100% aging in old foudres. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by a big, sweet, juicy kiss of kirsch liqueur intermixed with blacker fruits, raspberries, licorice, camphor, and hints of lavender and incense. The wine exhibits terrific concentration, fullbodied intensity, and a 45-50-second finish. This sensational Chateauneuf du Pape will benefit from another 2-3 years of bo"le age, and should drink well for 15-20 years. 94 WA

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The 2010 vintage is easily the greatest vintage for this estate to date. The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape les Hautes Brusquières Cuvee Speciale is a total blockbuster that sports an inky purple color as well as heavenly notes of dark fruits, roasted herbs, licorice, cured meats and garrigue. Unctuous, ripe, full-bodied, massively concentrated and yet impeccably balanced, it will have 20-25 years of overall longevity. Drink: 201-2035 97 WA 6 bts. (OC)

per lot $500 - $600

LE VIEUX DONJON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 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 94 WA 6 bts. (OC)

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300 DOMAINE DU CLOS ST-JEAN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The sensational 2007 Châteauneuf du Pape is a wine I’ve drunk more than a case of over the past seven or eight years, and it’s probably one of the best value buys in my cellar. Tasted 2017. 94 WA 6 bts. (OC)

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301 DOMAINE SAINT-SIFFREIN CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The finest effort I have yet tasted from this estate, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is composed of 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, and 5% Cinsault. Its traditional upbringing included 100% aging in old foudres. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by a big, sweet, juicy kiss of kirsch liqueur intermixed with blacker fruits, raspberries, licorice, camphor, and hints of lavender and incense. The wine exhibits terrific concentration, fullbodied intensity, and a 45-50-second finish. This sensational Chateauneuf du Pape will benefit from another 2-3 years of bo"le age, and should drink well for 15-20 years. 94 WA 6 bts. per lot $300 - $400

DOMAINE DE CRISTIA CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE VIEILLES VIGNES 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The greatest wine from this estate to date is unquestionably their 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes. Made from 100% old-vine Grenache that was brought up in a combination of different sized barrels, some of which were new, it offers an incredible bouquet of black raspberries, caramelized cherries, violets, garrigue and lavender. Full-bodied, massively concentrated, voluptuous and decadent, yet always light on its feet, pure and elegant, this is a profound example of old-vine Grenache that should make any Southern Rhone-lover's eyes roll back in their head. It's still an infant and will drink nicely for another 15 -20 years. September 2015 98 WA 6 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,100


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DOMAINE SAINT-SIFFREIN CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

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

The 2010 vintage is easily the greatest vintage for this estate to date. The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape les Hautes Brusquières Cuvee Speciale is a total blockbuster that sports an inky purple color as well as heavenly notes of dark fruits, roasted herbs, licorice, cured meats and garrigue. Unctuous, ripe, full-bodied, massively concentrated and yet impeccably balanced, it will have 20-25 years of overall longevity. October 2016 97 WA 6 bts. (OC)

per lot $500 - $600

A blend of two-thirds Grenache and the rest mostly Syrah and Mourvedre with a touch of Cinsault from 60-old-vines, all aged in old wood foudres, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is deep and full-bodied. One of the great buys of the vintage, it exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color as well as abundant notes of black raspberries, incense, Asian plum sauce, garrigue and licorice. With stunning concentration and purity, a full-bodied texture and a long finish, it still has some tannins to shed, so give it 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 15-20. October 2012. 94 WA 6 bts. (OC)

306 DOMAINE DE LA CHARBONNIÈRE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE LES HAUTES BRUSQUIÈRES CUVÉE SPECIALE 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The 2010 vintage is easily the greatest vintage for this estate to date. The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape les Hautes Brusquières Cuvee Speciale is a total blockbuster that sports an inky purple color as well as heavenly notes of dark fruits, roasted herbs, licorice, cured meats and garrigue. Unctuous, ripe, full-bodied, massively concentrated and yet impeccably balanced, it will have 20-25 years of overall longevity. October 2016 97 WA 6 bts. (OC)

per lot $500 - $600

307 MAISON DELAS FRÈRES CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE HAUT PIERRE 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 6 bts. (OC)

per lot $400 - $500

308 LE CLOS DU CAILLOU CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE RESERVE 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 6 bts. (OC)

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

per lot $300 - $400

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

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

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The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes is a blend of 85% Grenache and the rest equal parts Syrah and Mourvedre from the same parcels as the 2011. The wine is aged primarily in foudres with small percentages of the Syrah and Mourvedre kept in new 600-liter demi-muids. A spectacular effort, it displays a confit of camphor, blueberries, blackberries, black raspberries, lavender and other floral notes. This fullbodied, massive Chateauneuf du Pape is remarkably light on its feet despite what must be 15+% alcohol. Incredibly pure and remarkably intense, this is a tour de force from Nicolas Boiron. It should drink well for two decades. 99 WA 6 bts. per lot $600 - $700

311 BOIRON BOSQUET DES PAPES CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CHANTE LE MERLE 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes is a blend of 85% Grenache and the rest equal parts Syrah and Mourvedre from the same parcels as the 2011. The wine is aged primarily in foudres with small percentages of the Syrah and Mourvedre kept in new 600-liter demi-muids. A spectacular effort, it displays a confit of camphor, blueberries, blackberries, black raspberries, lavender and other floral notes. This fullbodied, massive Chateauneuf du Pape is remarkably light on its feet despite what must be 15+% alcohol. Incredibly pure and remarkably intense, this is a tour de force from Nicolas Boiron. It should drink well for two decades. 99 WA 6 bts. per lot $600 - $700

BOIRON BOSQUET DES PAPES CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE A LA GLOIRE DE MON GRAND-PÈRE 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A 100% Grenache cuvee from the Gardiole lieu-dit is the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape a la Gloire de Mon Grandpere. With 43 separate parcels spread throughout the appellation, the Boiron family can pick and choose the best, but it must be a strategic nightmare to manage all these different parcels. This 2010 (500 cases produced) includes 50% stems and is aged entirely in demi-muids. Close to perfection, it is the finest example of this cuvee I have tasted since its debut in 1998. Drinking it is like drinking pure kirsch liqueur intermixed with notes of crushed spring flowers. Its superb minerality, density, purity and texture build incrementally in the mouth revealing a blockbuster red with superb elegance, precision and purity. The alcohol must surpass 15%. Drink this spectacular Chateauneuf du Pape over the next 12-15 years. October 2012 98 WA 6 bts. per lot $500 - $600


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ALAIN JAUME & FILS CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE DOMAINE GRAND VENEUR VIEILLES VIGNES 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

DOMAINE COURBIS CORNAS LES EYGATS 2010 Rhône.

A 100% Grenache cuvee from the Gardiole lieu-dit is the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape a la Gloire de Mon Grandpere. With 43 separate parcels spread throughout the appellation, the Boiron family can pick and choose the best, but it must be a strategic nightmare to manage all these different parcels. This 2010 (500 cases produced) includes 50% stems and is aged entirely in demi-muids. Close to perfection, it is the finest example of this cuvee I have tasted since its debut in 1998. Drinking it is like drinking pure kirsch liqueur intermixed with notes of crushed spring flowers. Its superb minerality, density, purity and texture build incrementally in the mouth revealing a blockbuster red with superb elegance, precision and purity. The alcohol must surpass 15%. Drink this spectacular Chateauneuf du Pape over the next 12-15 years. October 2012 98 WA

A monumental effort meriting a perfect score, the super-rich 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a 4,000-bo"le blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah from 55- to 105-year-old vines and was aged for 18 months in small oak. The wine offers majestic blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with kirsch, licorice and subtle Provencal herbs in the background. It is akin to chewing meat in the mouth given its viscosity and thickness. This u"erly amazing wine comes close to being over the top, but it pulls back just in time. A massive Chateauneuf du Pape (even for a 2010), it needs 5-6 years of cellaring and should age effortlessly for 25-30 years. Bravo! October 2012 93 WS 100 WA 4 bts. (OWC)

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BOIRON BOSQUET DES PAPES CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE A LA GLOIRE DE MON GRAND-PÈRE 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A 100% Grenache cuvee from the Gardiole lieu-dit is the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape a la Gloire de Mon Grandpere. With 43 separate parcels spread throughout the appellation, the Boiron family can pick and choose the best, but it must be a strategic nightmare to manage all these different parcels. This 2010 (500 cases produced) includes 50% stems and is aged entirely in demi-muids. Close to perfection, it is the finest example of this cuvee I have tasted since its debut in 1998. Drinking it is like drinking pure kirsch liqueur intermixed with notes of crushed spring flowers. Its superb minerality, density, purity and texture build incrementally in the mouth revealing a blockbuster red with superb elegance, precision and purity. The alcohol must surpass 15%. Drink this spectacular Chateauneuf du Pape over the next 12-15 years. October 2012 98 WA 6 bts. per lot $500 - $600

A monumental effort meriting a perfect score, the super-rich 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a 4,000-bo"le blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah from 55- to 105-year-old vines and was aged for 18 months in small oak. The wine offers majestic blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with kirsch, licorice and subtle Provencal herbs in the background. It is akin to chewing meat in the mouth given its viscosity and thickness. This u"erly amazing wine comes close to being over the top, but it pulls back just in time. A massive Chateauneuf du Pape (even for a 2010), it needs 5-6 years of cellaring and should age effortlessly for 25-30 years. Bravo! October 2012 93 WS 100 WA 3 bts. (OWC)

per lot $600 - $700

Flirting with perfection, the 2010 Cornas Les Eygats boasts a fabulous bouquet of incense, subtle smoke, black truffles, pen ink, blackberries and cassis. Massive with sweet tannin as well as an unreal skyscraper-like texture across the mid-palate, this broad, savory, classic Cornas should drink well for 25+ years. December 2012 99 WA 4 bts. per lot $500 - $600

320 DOMAINE DES SENECHAUX CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Senechaux’s 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is one sexy Chateauneuf that has notes of ripe black cherries, garrigue and flowers soaring from the glass. Ripe, full-bodied and showing the purity, complexity and seamlessness that’s the hallmark of this vintage (and the estate), it’s drinking at point but will keep for another 7-8 years with no issues. Feb 2017 93 WA 3 bts. per lot $200 - $300

321 DOMAINE LA BARROCHE CUVÉE PURE 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Thick, unctuous and the epitome of hedonism, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is easily the most decadent and concentrated Pure produced to date. Possessing tons of sweet kirsch and darker fruits, roasted meats, lavender and truffle, it's massive and backward on the palate, with a full, stacked mid-palate and an almost overflowing amount of fruit that somehow stays lively, weightless and fresh. 96 WS 98 WA

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A monumental effort meriting a perfect score, the super-rich 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a 4,000-bo"le blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah from 55- to 105-year-old vines and was aged for 18 months in small oak. The wine offers majestic blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with kirsch, licorice and subtle Provencal herbs in the background. It is akin to chewing meat in the mouth given its viscosity and thickness. This u"erly amazing wine comes close to being over the top, but it pulls back just in time. A massive Chateauneuf du Pape (even for a 2010), it needs 5-6 years of cellaring and should age effortlessly for 25-30 years. Bravo! October 2012 93 WS 100 WA 3 bts. (OWC)

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ALAIN JAUME DOMAINE GRAND VENEUR CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE LES ORIGINES 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

DOMAINE DU VIEUX LAZARET CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE EXCEPTIONELLE 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

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

The greatest wine Quiot has ever made in my opinion, this wine shows a dense ruby/purple color and a gorgeous nose of camphor, blackberry, kirsch, some roast beef and Provencal herbs. Full-bodied with great intensity, beautiful purity, a multi-dimensional mouthfeel, and a spectacular finish of close to a minute, this is a fabulous effort from Quiot and should drink well for close to two decades. October 2007 94 WA

Like the 2010, the still inky colored 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus ex Machina is as good as it gets. Both incredibly decadent and elegant at the same time, it offers outrageous aromas of mulled blackberries, cured meats, spring flowers and exotic spices to go with a full bodied, seamless, layered, yet massively constructed profile on the palate. Showing the depth and texture of this phenomenal vintage, it’s a monumental effort that’s still an infant in terms of development. It lives up to the hype (I still remember tasting this on release, in the cellar with Vincent, and leaving with nothing but a crazy smile on my face) and can be consumed anytime over the coming two decades. Drink 2013-2033 96 WS 100 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,600

324 DOMAINE DE LA JANASSE CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE VIEILLES VIGNES 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes, which achieved 16% natural alcohol, possesses an inky/purple color. It is slightly tighter and more restrained than the 2010 Chaupin, but it has enormous volume as well as incredible glycerin, richness and fat. A huge bouquet of pure blackberry and black currant fruit intermixed with charcoal, incense, truffles and spring flowers is followed by a prodigious, fullbodied wine that is capable of 20+ years of evolution. I hope Chateauneuf du Pape enthusiasts can find some of this amazing wine! 95 WS 100 WA 3 bts. per lot $600 - $700

325 CLOS SAINT-JEAN CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE DEUS EX MACHINA 2004 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus ex Machina is drinking beautifully today and defies the vintage stereotype. Giving up awesome dark fruits, olive tapenade, licorice, earth, pepper and spice, it has a un-2004-like richness and texture, as well as beautiful underlying structure and balance. Sweetly fruited, perfumed and complex. 96 WA 3 bts. per lot $400 - $500

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327 ALAIN JAUME DOMAINE LA GRAND VENEUR CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE LES ORIGINES 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. While the Vieilles Vignes bo#ling wasn’t made until 2006, the 2005 Châteauneuf du Pape Les Origines goes all the way back to 1998. The 2005 checks in as a blend of 55% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 15% Syrah that saw 16 months in 55% concrete tank and 45% in smaller barrels. It’s a ripe, full-thro#le effort that gives up lots of roasted herbs, pan drippings, black licorice and darker fruits on the nose. This is followed by a medium to fullbodied, blockbuster styled effort that has beautiful purity, lots of texture and a sexy, hard-to-resist style. It freshens up in the glass, and while drinking nicely now, will have no problems evolving gracefully for another decade. Drink: 2014-2024. 95 WA 3 bts. per lot $300 - $400

per lot $500 - $600

330 DOMAINE DE LA CHARBONNIÈRE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE LES HAUTES BRUSQUIÈRES CUVÉE SPECIALE 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The 2010 vintage is easily the greatest vintage for this estate to date. The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape les Hautes Brusquières Cuvee Speciale is a total blockbuster that sports an inky purple color as well as heavenly notes of dark fruits, roasted herbs, licorice, cured meats and garrigue. Unctuous, ripe, full-bodied, massively concentrated and yet impeccably balanced, it will have 20-25 years of overall longevity. Drink: 201-2035 97 WA 6 bts. (OC)

per lot $500 - $600

331 CHÂTEAU LATOUR À POMEROL 2002 Pomerol. 1 bin-soiled label

328 ALAIN JAUME & FILS DOMAINE GRAND VENEUR CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE VIEILLES VIGNES 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A monumental effort meriting a perfect score, the super-rich 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a 4,000-bo#le blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah from 55- to 105-year-old vines and was aged for 18 months in small oak. The wine offers majestic blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with kirsch, licorice and subtle Provencal herbs in the background. It is akin to chewing meat in the mouth given its viscosity and thickness. This u#erly amazing wine comes close to being over the top, but it pulls back just in time. A massive Chateauneuf du Pape (even for a 2010), it needs 5-6 years of cellaring and should age effortlessly for 25-30 years. Bravo! 93 WS 100 WA 6 bts. (OWC)

6 bts. (OC)

per lot $1,300 - $1,500

2 bts.

per lot $400 - $600

332 PAUL JABOULET AÎNÉ HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1990 Rhône. scuffed label The 1990 Hermitage La Chapelle lived up to its reputation on this occasion, and of the three titans (1990, 1978 and 1961), it was probably my favorite. Still inky colored and ruby at the rim, it offers an absolutely profound bouquet of sweet cassis, smoked meats, chocolate, licorice and spice. This is followed by a full-bodied, insanely textured, pure and hedonistic palate that has that perfect mix of still-vibrant fruit and ample secondary nuances. Drink: 2015-2040 100 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,700 - $2,000


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CHATEAU MONTELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1999 (1) Napa Valley.

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL 2003 (1) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

MOET & CHANDON CUVÉE DOM PERIGNON 1999 (1) Champagne.

DOMINUS ESTATE NAPANOOK VINEYARD 1994 (1) Napa Valley.

2 bts.

3 bts. (OC, OC)

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LOUIS ROEDERER CHAMPAGNE CRISTAL BRUT 1994 (1) Champagne.

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1985 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. bn.

LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL CHAMPAGNE BRUT ROSE 1990 (5) Champagne.

2 bts.

6 bts. (OC)

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per lot $3,700 - $4,400

The 1994 is a strikingly thick, compellingly rich wine with the texture of a great Pomerol, despite being made primarily from Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine exhibits a dense purple color, and an incredibly fragrant nose of jammy black fruits, spice, smoke, and loamy, truffle-like scents. In the mouth, it is full-bodied, with thrilling levels of extract and richness, but no sense of heaviness or harshness. This seamless Dominus possesses no hard edges, as its acidity, tannin, and alcohol are beautifully meshed with copious quantities of ripe fruit. This wine offers early drinking, yet has the potential to last for 30+ years. 99 WA DUCKHORN VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2002 (1) Napa Valley.

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CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1970 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u.ts.

ROBERTO VOERZIO BAROLO BRUNATE 1997 (1) Piedmonte.

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

93 WA

BIONDI-SANTI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO TENUTA GREPPO 1977 (1) Tuscany. u. vts.

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1975 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. ms. 2 bts.

per lot $600 - $800

per lot $400 - $600

341

336 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1978 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé CHÂTEAU LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD 1978 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. vts. 2 bts.

2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

343 CONCHA Y TORO CABERNET SAUVIGNON DON MELCHOR 2001 Chile. 6 bts. per lot $500 - $600

TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1983 (1) Tuscany.

344

TENUTA SAN GUIDO SASSICAIA 1990 (1) Tuscany.

FOUCAULT SAUMUR CLOS ROUGEARD BRÉZÉ 2009 (1) Loire Valley.

MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 1990 (1) Tuscany. u. ts.

FOUCAULT CLOS ROUGEARD SAUMURCHAMPIGNY LE BOURG 2009 (1) Loire Valley.

92 WS 93 WA

337

MARCHESI ANTINORI TIGNANELLO 1999 (1) Tuscany.

2 bts.

BOLLINGER JAMES BOND 007 EDITION BRUT 2002 (2) Champagne.

91 WA

345

4 bts. per lot $800 - $1,100

DOMAINE A.-F. GROS RICHEBOURG 2010 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

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

per lot $500 - $700

1 bt.

per lot $700 - $900

per lot $400 - $500

346 DOMAINE FRANÇOIS RAVENEAU CHABLIS LES CLOS 2012 Chablis. Grand Cru Classé 1 bt.

per lot $600 - $700


347

353

358

CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1967 Sauternais. foxed label

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1994 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU SMITH-HAUT-LAFITTE 1995 Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé

93 WA 2 bts.

per lot $2,200 - $2,500

348

The superb purity, fabulous precision, and remarkable length should ensure 35-40 years of longevity. Readers will find more fat, flesh, and glycerin than usual for a young Latour (save for such great vintages as 1982 and 1990), but don't be deceived, this wine requires 8-10 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005 -2035. Last tasted 1/97 94 WA

359 CHÂTEAU FIGEAC 1995 (1 mag.) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1995 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

2 bts.

95 WA

354

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1995 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

5 bts. per lot $700 - $800

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1996 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

349

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-POYFERRÉ 1995 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

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

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

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-POYFERRÉ 1996 (4) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

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

CHÂTEAU GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE 1996 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé 92 WS 93 WA 9 bts. per lot $1,000 - $1,200

350

6 bts. per lot $700 - $900

351 CHÂTEAU CLINET 1985 (2) Pomerol. u. 2 vts CHÂTEAU CLINET 1996 (1) Pomerol. 3 bts. per lot $400 - $500

352 CHÂTEAU LONGUEVILLE AU BARON DE PICHON-LONGEVILLE 1996 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 4 bts. per lot $600 - $700

per lot $900 - $1,100

6 bts. per lot $500 - $600

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2004 (1) Pessac-Léognan. Cru Classé 2 bts. & 2 mags.

per lot $900 - $1,300

360 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1996 Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé

355 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1999 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé Readers looking for a modern day version of Latour's magnificent 1962 or 1971 should check out the sensational 1999 Latour. It is a big, concentrated offering, exhibiting a dense ruby/purple color, and a classic nose of minerals, black currants, leather, and vanilla. The wine is long, ripe, and medium-bodied, with high levels of sweet tannin. This surprisingly full, concentrated 1999 should be drinkable in 5-6 years; it will last for three decades. April 2002 94 WA 2 bts.

CHÂTEAU LAFON-ROCHET 1996 (1 mag.) Saint-Estèphe. 4ième Cru Classé

per lot $900 - $1,100

356

96 WA 4 bts. per lot $600 - $700

361 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1971 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. ms. foxed label corroded capsule CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 1971 (1) Saint-Julien. 4ième Cru Classé u. ms. foxed label CHÂTEAU MARGAUX PAVILLON BLANC 1999 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé scraped capsule

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2002 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé

3 bts. per lot $500 - $700

2 bts.

362

per lot $800 - $900

357 CARRUADES DE LAFITE 2008 Pauillac. 3 bts. per lot $700 - $800

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1994 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 1 bt.

per lot $500 - $600


363

Lots 367 - 370: More Pétrus from a Superb Estate Collection

373

MICHEL COLIN-DELÉGER CHASSAGNEMONTRACHET EN REMILLY 2009 (3) Côte de Beaune. Premier Cru Classé

367

CHÂTEAU LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD 1982 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. 2 hs. 1 scrapped capsule 1, protruding cork

PRINCE FLORENT DE MERODE CORTON BRESSANDES 2004 (2) Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru Classé DOMAINE FAIVELEY ÉCHEZEAUX 1999 (1) Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1993 Pomerol. 92 WA 3 bts. per lot $5,200 - $6,000

6 bts. per lot $600 - $900

368

364

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1993 Pomerol.

DOMINUS ESTATE 2006 (3) Napa Valley.

92 WA

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

3 bts. per lot $5,200 - $6,000

DOMINUS ESTATE 2005 (2) Napa Valley. This is one of the vintage’s greatest wines. Dense purple and youthful, with a glorious nose of earth, blackcurrants, sweet black cherries and incense, the oak is pushed way in the background, as it is in all of the Moueix wines, and the result is a wine of terroir, of great originality and authenticity. This full-bodied classic from Dominus can be drunk now, but really won’t hit its prime for another 4-5 years and last at least another two decades or more. June 2015 Drink: 2019-2040 98 WA

2 bts.

369 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1993 Pomerol. 92 WA 3 bts. per lot $5,200 - $6,000

370 CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1993 Pomerol. 92 WA 3 bts. per lot $5,200 - $6,000

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

371

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

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1986 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé u. 2 ts. 1 torn and scuffed label

WARRES VINTAGE PORT 1977 (1 mag.) Douro, Portugal. u. vts.

3 bts. per lot $700 - $800

2 mags.

per lot $400 - $600

372

366

CHÂTEAU PALMER 1982 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u. hs.

CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 1998 (2) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé

92 WA

CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 1998 (5) Pomerol.

1 bt.

7 bts.

per lot $1,800 - $2,100

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

per lot $300 - $400

per lot $5,000 - $5,800

375 CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1989 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé The 1989 Haut-Brion aromas range from scorched earth, liquid minerals, graphite, blackberry and black currant jam to toast, licorice, and spice box. The levels of fruit, extract, and glycerin in this viscous, full-bodied, low-acid wine are awe-inspiring. 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. Anticipated maturity: 2005 -2030. Last tasted, 1/03. 100 WS 100 WA CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1996 (1) Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé slight scuff on label The 1996 Haut-Brion, a blend of 50% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cabernet Franc is clearly on a higher plane than the La Mission. There is something much more expansive and complete on the nose: greater depth of fruit, more harmonious with scents of underbrush, tar, black olive and this bo"le perhaps less "feral" than I have noticed on previous examples. The palate is very well balanced with dark cherries, sous-bois and cedar. It will continue to evolve with style and panache. Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2050 95 WA 2 bts.

per lot $2,100 - $2,500


376

378

381

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1995 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé bn.

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1995 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

DOMAINE SAINT-SIFFREIN CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Deep garnet-brick in color, the nose is well developed, displaying dried berry, leather, vanilla pod and anise notes with a faint whiff of potpourri. The palate is wonderfully fleshy and opulent with velvety, approachable tannins and a long finish. 94 WS 96 WA CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1990 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé This is one of the more perplexing Latours to evaluate. It has plenty of sweetness as well as a gorgeous, rich fruitiness, but it lacks the firmness one finds in more recent great vintages such as 1996, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2008. There is plenty of sweet, ripe currant fruitiness, abundant glycerin, and full body, but I’m still waiting for that extra nuance of complexity to emerge. It’s all there, but the wine still seems to be more monolithic than one would expect in a wine approaching 19 years of age. It is not the sure-fire winner I thought it was in its youth, but then again, I don’t have any reason to doubt that more complexity will emerge. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. Tasted: June 2009 95+ WA 2 bts.

per lot $1,400 - $1,600

377 CHÂTEAU LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD 1990 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé The 1990 Lafite 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. June 2009 Drink: 2014-2044 96 WA CHÂTEAU MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD 1989 (1) Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé u. ts. 93 WA CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1990 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé This is unequivocally a brilliant wine. The nose holds nothing back, a line of senses all doing the conga towards your olfactory senses: macerated dark cherries, exotic kirsch-like aromas, leather, mahogany bureau, touches of crème de cassis and herbs all vie for a"ention. The palate is full-bodied and cloaked in a silky, velvety texture that leaves you a li"le ga-ga. There is so much fruit ram-packed into the bravura of a finish. Tasted March 2016. (Neal Martin) 98 WA 3 bts. per lot $2,300 - $2,700

The wine boasts an opaque ruby/purple color, and exceptionally pure, beautifully knit aromas of black fruits, minerals, vanillin, and spice. On the a"ack, it is staggeringly rich, yet displays more noticeable tannin than its younger sibling. Exceptionally ripe cassis fruit, the judicious use of toasty new oak, and a thrilling mineral character intertwined with the high quality of fruit routinely obtained by Las Cases, make this a compelling effort. The finish is incredibly long in this classic. Only 35% of the harvest was of sufficient quality for the 1995 Leoville-LasCases. Drink: 2005-2025 95 WA CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1996 (2) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé A profound Leoville Las Cases, it is one of the great modern day wines of Bordeaux. This wine's hallmark remains a sur-maturite (overripeness) of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Yet the wine has retained its intrinsic classicism, symmetry, and profound potential for complexity and elegance. The black/purple color is followed by a spectacular nose of cassis, cherry liqueur, pain grille, and minerals. It is powerful and rich on the a"ack, with beautifully integrated tannin, massive concentration, yet no hint of heaviness or disjointedness. As this wine sits in the glass it grows in stature and richness. It is a remarkable, seamless, palate-staining, and extraordinarily elegant wine - the quintessential St.-Julien. Despite the sweetness of the tannin, I would recommend cellaring this wine for 7-8 years. Anticipated maturity: 2007 -2035. 98 WA 3 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

379 CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1996 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1995 (1) Margaux. 1er Cru Classé Medium garnet colour going brick at the rim. The nose is beginning to showing signs of evolution with aromas of leather, game, warm cassis, dried plums and cloves. Medium to high acidity, medium body and medium to firm, fine tannins support earthy, blackcurrant-preserve fruit. Long finish. Drink now – 2030+ 97 WS 95 WA

The finest effort I have yet tasted from this estate, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is composed of 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, and 5% Cinsault. Its traditional upbringing included 100% aging in old foudres. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by a big, sweet, juicy kiss of kirsch liqueur intermixed with blacker fruits, raspberries, licorice, camphor, and hints of lavender and incense. The wine exhibits terrific concentration, fullbodied intensity, and a 45-50-second finish. This sensational Chateauneuf du Pape will benefit from another 2-3 years of bo"le age, and should drink well for 15-20 years. 94 WA 6 bts. (OC)

382 LE VIEUX DONJON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 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 94 WA 6 bts. (OC)

per lot $500 - $600

383 DOMAINE DE LA CHARBONNIÈRE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE LES HAUTES BRUSQUIÈRES CUVÉE SPECIALE 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The 2010 vintage is easily the greatest vintage for this estate to date. The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape les Hautes Brusquières Cuvee Speciale is a total blockbuster that sports an inky purple color as well as heavenly notes of dark fruits, roasted herbs, licorice, cured meats and garrigue. Unctuous, ripe, full-bodied, massively concentrated and yet impeccably balanced, it will have 20-25 years of overall longevity. October 2016 97 WA 6 bts. (OC)

2 bts.

per lot $300 - $400

per lot $500 - $600

per lot $900 - $1,100

Lots 380 - 396: Stunning Southern Rhône Valley Wines Perfectly Cellared

380 DOMAINE DU CLOS ST-JEAN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The sensational 2007 Châteauneuf du Pape is a wine I’ve drunk more than a case of over the past seven or eight years, and it’s probably one of the best value buys in my cellar. Tasted 2017. 94 WA 6 bts. (OC)

384 DOMAINE DE LA CHARBONNIÈRE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE LES HAUTES BRUSQUIÈRES CUVÉE SPECIALE 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The 2010 vintage is easily the greatest vintage for this estate to date. The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape les Hautes Brusquières Cuvee Speciale is a total blockbuster that sports an inky purple color as well as heavenly notes of dark fruits, roasted herbs, licorice, cured meats and garrigue. Unctuous, ripe, full-bodied, massively concentrated and yet impeccably balanced, it will have 20-25 years of overall longevity. October 2016 97 WA

per lot $400 - $500 6 bts. (OC)

per lot $500 - $600


385

389

392

MAISON DELAS FRÈRES CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE HAUT PIERRE 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

ALAIN JAUME & FILS CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE DOMAINE GRAND VENEUR VIEILLES VIGNES 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

DOMAINE LA BARROCHE CUVÉE PURE 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

6 bts. (OC)

A monumental effort meriting a perfect score, the super-rich 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a 4,000-bo"le blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah from 55- to 105-year-old vines and was aged for 18 months in small oak. The wine offers majestic blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with kirsch, licorice and subtle Provencal herbs in the background. It is akin to chewing meat in the mouth given its viscosity and thickness. This u"erly amazing wine comes close to being over the top, but it pulls back just in time. A massive Chateauneuf du Pape (even for a 2010), it needs 5-6 years of cellaring and should age effortlessly for 25-30 years. Bravo! October 2012 93 WS 100 WA

per lot $400 - $500

386 LE CLOS DU CAILLOU CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE RESERVE 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 6 bts. (OC)

per lot $1,000 - $1,200

387 DOMAINE SAINT-SIFFREIN CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A blend of two-thirds Grenache and the rest mostly Syrah and Mourvedre with a touch of Cinsault from 60-old-vines, all aged in old wood foudres, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is deep and full-bodied. One of the great buys of the vintage, it exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color as well as abundant notes of black raspberries, incense, Asian plum sauce, garrigue and licorice. With stunning concentration and purity, a full-bodied texture and a long finish, it still has some tannins to shed, so give it 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 15-20. October 2012. 94 WA 6 bts. (OC)

per lot $300 - $400

388 ALAIN JAUME & FILS CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE DOMAINE GRAND VENEUR VIEILLES VIGNES 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A monumental effort meriting a perfect score, the super-rich 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a 4,000-bo"le blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah from 55- to 105-year-old vines and was aged for 18 months in small oak. The wine offers majestic blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with kirsch, licorice and subtle Provencal herbs in the background. It is akin to chewing meat in the mouth given its viscosity and thickness. This u"erly amazing wine comes close to being over the top, but it pulls back just in time. A massive Chateauneuf du Pape (even for a 2010), it needs 5-6 years of cellaring and should age effortlessly for 25-30 years. Bravo! October 2012 93 WS 100 WA 4 bts. (OWC)

per lot $800 - $900

4 bts. (OWC)

per lot $800 - $900

390 ALAIN JAUME & FILS CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE DOMAINE GRAND VENEUR VIEILLES VIGNES 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A monumental effort meriting a perfect score, the super-rich 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a 4,000-bo"le blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah from 55- to 105-year-old vines and was aged for 18 months in small oak. The wine offers majestic blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with kirsch, licorice and subtle Provencal herbs in the background. It is akin to chewing meat in the mouth given its viscosity and thickness. This u"erly amazing wine comes close to being over the top, but it pulls back just in time. A massive Chateauneuf du Pape (even for a 2010), it needs 5-6 years of cellaring and should age effortlessly for 25-30 years. Bravo! October 2012 93 WS 100 WA 3 bts. (OWC)

per lot $600 - $700

391 ALAIN JAUME & FILS CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE DOMAINE GRAND VENEUR VIEILLES VIGNES 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Thick, unctuous and the epitome of hedonism, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is easily the most decadent and concentrated Pure produced to date. Possessing tons of sweet kirsch and darker fruits, roasted meats, lavender and truffle, it's massive and backward on the palate, with a full, stacked mid-palate and an almost overflowing amount of fruit that somehow stays lively, weightless and fresh. 96 WS 98 WA 3 bts. per lot $800 - $900

393 DOMAINE DE LA JANASSE CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE VIEILLES VIGNES 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes, which achieved 16% natural alcohol, possesses an inky/purple color. It is slightly tighter and more restrained than the 2010 Chaupin, but it has enormous volume as well as incredible glycerin, richness and fat. A huge bouquet of pure blackberry and black currant fruit intermixed with charcoal, incense, truffles and spring flowers is followed by a prodigious, fullbodied wine that is capable of 20+ years of evolution. I hope Chateauneuf du Pape enthusiasts can find some of this amazing wine! 95 WS 100 WA 3 bts. per lot $600 - $700

394 CLOS SAINT-JEAN CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE DEUS EX MACHINA 2004 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus ex Machina is drinking beautifully today and defies the vintage stereotype. Giving up awesome dark fruits, olive tapenade, licorice, earth, pepper and spice, it has a un-2004-like richness and texture, as well as beautiful underlying structure and balance. Sweetly fruited, perfumed and complex. 96 WA 3 bts. per lot $400 - $500

95 WA 3 bts. (OWC)

per lot $600 - $700

395 ALAIN JAUME DOMAINE GRAND VENEUR CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE LES ORIGINES 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 3 bts. per lot $300 - $400


396

402

409

ALAIN JAUME LA GRAND VENEUR CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE LES ORIGINES 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

CHÂTEAU GISCOURS 2003 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1995 (1) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

3 bts. per lot $200 - $300

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-POYFERRÉ 2005 (3) Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

While the Vieilles Vignes bo!ling wasn’t made until 2006, the 2005 Châteauneuf du Pape Les Origines goes all the way back to 1998. The 2005 checks in as a blend of 55% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 15% Syrah that saw 16 months in 55% concrete tank and 45% in smaller barrels. It’s a ripe, full-thro!le effort that gives up lots of roasted herbs, pan drippings, black licorice and darker fruits on the nose. This is followed by a medium to fullbodied, blockbuster styled effort that has beautiful purity, lots of texture and a sexy, hard-to-resist style. It freshens up in the glass, and while drinking nicely now, will have no problems evolving gracefully for another decade. Drink: 2014-2024. 95 WA

403

4 bts. per lot $500 - $600

CHÂTEAU LA CROIX ST. GEORGES 2006 Pomerol.

410

4 bts. per lot $200 - $300

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1989 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

404 CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2006 Pomerol.

3 bts. per lot $300 - $400 4 bts. per lot $700 - $800

Lots 397 - 451: A Beautiful Toronto Collection Packed with Gems

397 CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1995 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 93 WA CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1996 (1) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 3 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,700

405 CHÂTEAU LA GAFFELIÈRE 2005 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B

3 bts. per lot $1,100 - $1,300 3 bts. per lot $300 - $400

406 CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2001 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

399

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

CHÂTEAU GRUAUD-LAROSE 2003 Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

3 bts. per lot $2,500 - $2,900

398 CHÂTEAU GAZIN 2008 Pomerol. 3 bts. per lot $200 - $300

5 bts. per lot $300 - $400

407

400

CHÂTEAU LARCIS-DUCASSE 2008 (5) Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B

CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 2003 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LASCOMBES 2003 (3) Margaux. 2ième Cru Classé

3 bts. per lot $200 - $300

8 bts. per lot $500 - $700

401

408

CHÂTEAU CLINET 2008 Pomerol. 1 stained label

CHÂTEAU LE GAY 2008 Pomerol.

3 bts. per lot $200 - $300

I have tasted the Château Lynch Bages 1989 several times since my last penned note in 2010. It is such a consistent wine, a Pauillac that never lets you down. Here it continues to sport a relatively backward blackberry and cedar scented nose, the graphite (pencil box) element a li!le more accentuated. The aromatic purr like a Bentley, unraveling with each swirl of the glass. The palate is very well defined with a rigid structure, well-judged acidity and hints of chestnut and cooked meat offering secondary notes on the dense finish that suggest a long drinking plateau. What a stupendous wine from Jean-Michel Cazes! Tasted June 2014. 96 WS 95 WA

3 bts. per lot $300 - $400

411 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2002 Margaux. 1er Cru Classé Performing be!er from bo!le than at any time in cask (which of course is the objective of great winemaking, isn’t it?), this wine reveals a dense ruby/purple color in a style somewhat reminiscent of the 1988 but with more power, concentration, and volume. It has a beautifully elegant nose of black fruits intermixed with truffle, flower, and oak. The wine is medium to full-bodied, dense, with wonderful precision, freshness, and a long, full-bodied finish with impressive levels of concentration. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030. 92 WS 93 WA 3 bts. per lot $1,400 - $1,700

412 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2002 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé 3 wrinkled labels, 1 scuffed label 3 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,800

413 CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2003 Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé wrinkled label, 1 scuffed label 3 bts. per lot $1,800 - $2,100


414

420

427

CHÂTEAU PALMER 1988 (2) Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé

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

JOSEPH DROUHIN MUSIGNY 2000 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

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

CHÂTEAU BRANON 2009 (3) Pessac-Léognan.

2 bts.

3 bts. per lot $600 - $800

6 bts. per lot $700 - $900

428

415

421

CHÂTEAU PALMER ALTER EGO DE PALMER 2000 Margaux.

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

PAUL JABOULET AINE HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 2003 Rhône.

3 bts. per lot $300 - $400

CHÂTEAU CLOS FOURTET 2003 (2) Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé 5 bts. per lot $800 - $1,000

416 CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2008 Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé 3 bts. per lot $700 - $800

417

422 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2004 (3) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2001 (2) Saint-Estèphe. 2ième Cru Classé scuffed label

per lot $1,100 - $1,300

The 2003 Hermitage la Chapelle is a stunner! From a scorching-hot year that may never be repeated, this behemoth took two months to ferment dry and hit 14.1% natural alcohol. In addition, while in a big year they can produce 80,000 to 90,000 bo"les (or more in the case of the 2000), they only made 50,000 bo"les of the '03. Locked and loaded with notions of plums, Asian spice, olive tapenade and sweet cassis, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a massive mid-palate and layers of sweet tannin. This blockbuster is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and will drink beautifully for another 15-20 years. Drink: 2014 -2034 96 WA 6 bts. (OWC)

per lot $800 - $900

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

5 bts. per lot $700 - $900

429

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

423

DOMAINE SAINT-SIFFREIN CHÂTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE 2010 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

3 bts. per lot $400 - $500

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

424 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1998 Sauternais.

418 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2006 Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé 2 bts.

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2002 Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé 1 scuffed label

per lot $200 - $300

3 hf. bts.

per lot $500 - $600

425

A blend of two-thirds Grenache and the rest mostly Syrah and Mourvedre with a touch of Cinsault from 60-old-vines, all aged in old wood foudres, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is deep and full-bodied. One of the great buys of the vintage, it exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color as well as abundant notes of black raspberries, incense, Asian plum sauce, garrigue and licorice. With stunning concentration and purity, a full-bodied texture and a long finish, it still has some tannins to shed, so give it 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 15-20. October 2012. 94 WA DOMAINE DE SAINT-SIFFREIN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2007 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 6 bts. per lot $200 - $300

CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 2004 Sauternais.

419

93 WA

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2004 Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé

3 hf. bts.

92 WA

426

3 bts. per lot $300 - $400

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

per lot $400 - $500

3 bts. per lot $400 - $500


430

432

438

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL 2007 (3) Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

DOMAINE DE VIEUX TÉLÉGRAPHE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE “LA CRAU” 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

ARTADI PAGOS VIEJOS 1995 (4) Rioja. tissue-stained labels, 1 scraped label

One of the most age-worthy cuvees in the appellation, Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe’s 2005 Châteauneuf du Pape was gorgeous on this occasion, showing classic iodine, seaweed and peppery herbs intermixed with layers of sweet currant, plum and blackberry fruits. Fullbodied, powerful and ripe, with a still youthful profile, this beauty won’t hit full maturity for another 3-4 years, and should hold for a decade or more a$er that. February 2015 95 WA

ARTADI VIÑA EL PISON RIOJA ALAVESA 2004 (2) Rioja.

Beaucastel’s 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape has turned out even be!er out of bo!le than I predicted. An inky/ruby/purple color is followed by a glorious nose of blue and black fruits, truffles, pen ink, licorice, and meat juices as well as glorious levels of acidity and sweet tannin, bu!ressing the fruit’s fabulous freshness and vibrancy. This full-bodied effort still displays considerable tannin, no doubt because of the relatively high Mourvedre content. It should resolve its tannins in 2-4 years, and last for 25 or more. October 2009 96 WA CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL 2001 (2) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Beaucastel has been on a terrific qualitative roll over the last four vintages, and the 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape (which Francois Perrin feels is similar to the 1990, although I don’t see that as of yet) is a 15,000-case blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, and the balance split among the other permi!ed varietals of the appellation. 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. February 2004 96 WA

4 bts. per lot $400 - $500

439 BODEGAS Y VIÑEDOS ALIÓN 2002 Ribera del Duero. 2 bts.

433 LE VIEUX DONJON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DUPAPE 2003 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 1 scuffed label 2 bts.

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

per lot $80 - $90

per lot $100 - $200

440 L'AVENTURE CÔTE A CÔTE ESTATE 2006 Paso Robles. 5 bts. per lot $300 - $400

434

441

E. FULIGNI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA 1997 (3) Tuscany.

L'AVENTURE WINERY ESTATE CUVÉE 2006 Paso Robles.

E. FULIGNI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA 2001 (2) Tuscany. wrinkled labels

6 bts. per lot $500 - $600

COUDOULET DE BEAUCASTEL CÔTES DU RHÔNE 2001 (1) Côtes du Rhône. 7 bts.

5 bts. per lot $600 - $800

CAYMUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON SPECIAL SELECTION 2000 Napa Valley.

PENFOLDS GRANGE BIN 95 1999 (1) South Australia.

per lot $1,100 - $1,400

431

435

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE HOMMAGE À JACQUES PERRIN 2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 1 scuffed label

GAJA SPERSS 2003 Piedmonte.

I found this bo!le of 2001 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin to be slightly behind a recent bo!le from my cellar. Nevertheless, it was perfumed and surprisingly open, with gorgeous cedar, charcuterie, truffle, blackberry and currant-like fruit all soaring from the glass. Full-bodied, seamless and supple, with its tannin, fruit and acidity perfectly balanced, it’s just now on the cusp of moving from its adolescent stage into the early stages of maturity. Give bo!les another 3-5 years and enjoy over the following couple of decades. The blend here is the classic, foudreaged mix of 60% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, 10% Counoise, and 10% Syrah. February 2015 96 WA 6 bts. per lot $2,100 - $2,400

3 bts. per lot $600 - $700

POGGIO ANTICO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RESERVA 1997 Tuscany. per lot $200 - $300

443

2 bts.

per lot $300 - $400

444 CLARENDON HILLS ASTRALIS SHIRAZ 1999 (2) McLaren Vale.

437 TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA ORNELLAIA 2006 Tuscany.

CLARENDON HILLS ASTRALIS SHIRAZ 2003 (1) McLaren Vale. CLARK-CLAUDON VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1999 (3) Napa Valley.

97 WA 2 bts.

4 bts. per lot $600 - $700

JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS INSIGNIA PROPRIETARY RED WINE 1999 Napa Valley.

436

2 bts.

442

per lot $500 - $600 6 bts. per lot $700 - $1,000


445

452

456

PENFOLDS SHIRAZ RWT 2003 Barossa Valley, South Australia.

GREENOCK CREEK VINEYARDS & CELLARS ROENNFELDT ROAD CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1996 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia.

INNISKILLIN LATE HARVEST VIDAL 1988 (1) Niagara Peninsula.

1 bt.

per lot $90 - $100

94 WA GREENOCK CREEK VINEYARDS & CELLARS ROENNFELDT ROAD SHIRAZ 1996 (2) Barossa Valley, South Australia.

446 HENSCHKE HILL OF GRACE 1997 (1) Eden Valley, Australia. OWC

INNISKILLIN LATE HARVEST VIDAL NV (1) Niagara Peninsula. WEINGUT DR. BÜRKLIN-WOLF WACHENHEIMER RECHBÄCHEL R 1990 (2 hf. bt.) Pfalz, Germany. DANIEL LENKO LATE HARVEST VIDAL 1999 (1 hf. bt.) Niagara Peninsula. scuffed labels

PENFOLDS GRANGE BIN 95 2003 South Australia.

The perfect 1996 Shiraz Roennfeldt Road (15.2% alcohol) was aged three years in new American hogsheads (small foudres). This amazing achievement boasts an inky/black/purple color as well as a striking perfume of smoke, charcoal, blackberry liqueur, and a hint of toast. In the mouth, it is fabulously concentrated and tremendously pure, with layer upon layer of flavors that unfold incrementally. Mouth-staining, but not over the top, it would be hard to find a more concentrated wine anywhere in the world. Although the tannin is high, it is obscured by the wealth of fruit and glycerin. A tour de force in winemaking, it is probably worth the high cost of admission. 100 WA

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

4 bts. per lot $600 - $700

WEINGUT FILCHER BINGER KLOSTERWEG EISWEIN 1997 (1 hf. bt.) Rheinhessen, Germany.

448

454

VINTAGE HARVEST ICEWINE 1997 (1 hf. bt.) Niagara Peninsula.

HAZYBLUR INVICTUS SHIRAZ 2005 Barossa Valley, South Australia.

CAMILLE GIROUD CHARMES-CHAMBERTIN 2009 Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Classé

PELEE ISLAND LATE HARVEST VIDAL 1996 (1 hf. bt.) Pelee Island, Ontario.

6 bts. (OC)

LAILEY VINEYARDS VIDAL LATE HARVEST 2005 (1 hf. bt.) Niagara Peninsula. scuffed label ripped capsule

TORBRECK LES AMIS 2005 (3) Barossa Valley, South Australia. 2 stained label

The 2009 Charmes-Chambertin is open, sleek and seductive. Silky tannins frame a ripe, generous core of fruit. This is a typical 2009 Charmes, long on the fruit but lacking a touch of verve that might otherwise elevate it. Dried flowers and red berries linger on the finish. This is a true Charmes sourced from the upper portion of that vineyard. Tasted from tank. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029. May 2011 (90 -93) WA

TORBRECK LES AMIS 2006 (3) Barossa Valley, South Australia.

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

HENSCHKE HILL OF GRACE 1997 (1) Eden Valley, Australia. OWC 2 bts.

per lot $800 - $1,000

447

per lot $400 - $500

449

6 bts. per lot $700 - $900

450 CASA LAPOSTOLLE CLOS APALTA 2005 Chile. OWC 6 bts. per lot $600 - $700

451 VIÑEDO CHADWICK 2006 Maipo Valley, Chile. 2 bts.

per lot $200 - $300

455 CHÂTEAU PALMER 1982 Margaux. 3ième Cru Classé u vts. 92 WA 1 bt.

per lot $300 - $400

ANGOVE SAUVIGNON BLANC FLOREATE LATE HARVEST 1994 (2 hf. bt.) South Australia. CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES LATE HARVEST RIESLING 1995 (2 hf. bt.) Niagara Peninsula. MAGNOTTA SELECT LATE HARVEST VIDAL 1994 (1 hf. bt.) Niagara Peninsula.

BIRCHWOOD ESTATE ICEWINE 2000 (1 hf. bt.) Niagara Peninsula. STREWN SELECT LATE HARVEST VIDAL 1998 (2 hf. bt.) Niagara Peninsula. STREWN LATE HARVEST RIESLING 1995 (1 hf. bt.) Niagara Peninsula. scuffed label 2 bts. & 16 hf. bts.

per lot $500 - $1,500


Buying at Waddington’s

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.

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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

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d

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

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


Conditions of Sale Fine Wine & Fine Spirits

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

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


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

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


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COLLINGWOOD

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Fine Wine Online Auction | Nov. 20 - 28, 2017