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STAATSWEINGUTER RIESLING BERENAUSLESE STEINBERGER 1953 (1) DOMAINE HUËT VOUVRAY MOUELLEUX 1953 (1)

SALON BRUT CHAMPAGNE 1966

PENFOLDS GRANGE HERMITAGE BIN 95 1970

CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 1982 (1) CHÂTEAU TALBOT 1982 (1) 95 WA CHÂTEAU GRAND PUY DUCASSE 1982 (1)

Note: PER LOT 2 BTS

Le Mesnil. South Australia. Note: PER LOT 2 BTS Estimate: $6,000—6,500

Estimate: $1,100—1,400

More sharply pointed than usual for Grange, but the bright beam of raspberry and plum flavor cuts through the fine-grained tannins. Has some nice mineral nuances, too. 89 WS

Note: PER LOT 3 BTS Estimate: $300—550

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CHÂTEAU GRUAUD-LAROSE 1983 (2) 89 WA 90 WS CHÂTEAU LEOVILLE LAS CASES 1985 (1) 94 WA 98 WS CHÂTEAU PAPE CLÉMENT 1986 (1) 91 WA 92 WS CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE 1997 (1) 86 WA 87 WS

TIGNANELLO 1990 (4) TIGNANELLO 2001 (1) TIGNANELLO 2004 (2)

ALTESINO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO MONTOSOLI 1990

MUSIGNY 1990

Note: PER LOT 5 BTS

Possibly the greatest Tignanello ever. Wonderfully aromatic, showing plum, coffee, leather, smoke and vanilla. It is ripe and subtle, full-bodied and richly tannic. Has a long, long finish. 94 WA 92 WS Note: PER LOT 6 BTS

Estimate: $550—850 Estimate: $1,000—1,100

The most stylish wine in the tasting, with black truffles, berries and cedar aromas. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long opulent aftertaste. Gorgeous. 94 WA 96 WS

Comte de Vögue Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Note: PER LOT 2 BTS Estimate: $1,500—1,900

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MUSIGNY 1991

BRUNELLO RISERVA 1982 (1) BRUNELLO RISERVA 1997 (2) BRUNELLO RISERVA 2004 (1)

RUCHOTTES-CHAMBERTIN 1992

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1993

Christophe-Roumier, Grand Cru

Pomerol.

Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino

Light and pretty, simple, with bright raspberry flavor and a mushroomy, toasty edge. Has some style and grace, folding its fine tannins in on the finish. 85 WS

A truly classic Pétrus and comparable to the `88, `86 and `82. Showy and impressive with excellent use of new oak. It delivers loads of toasty coconut and chocolate flavors balanced by plum and blackberry notes. Incredible concentration for the vintage. Supple, long finish. 92 WA 95 WS

Comte De Vögue Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Note: PER LOT 4 BTS Estimate: $5,700—6,800

Note: PER LOT 4 BTS Estimate: $1,400—1,600

Note: PER LOT 3 BTS Estimate: $700—900

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CHÂTEAU MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD 1994 (4) 91 WA 91 WS CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1994 (4) 94 WA 91 WS CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1994 (3) 91 WA 90 WS

HERMITAGE 1994

SASSICAIA 1995

CHARMES-CHAMBERTIN 1995

Jean-Louis Chave

D.O.C. Bolgheri.

Perrot-Minot

This is mature but mouthwatering, as the acidity leads the way, pulling the cherry pit, red currant, flora, roasted mesquite, rosemary and white pepper notes along. The long finish lets a bergamot note simmer beautifully while still flashing some serious cut. 93 WS

Best Sassicaia since the `90. Rich in currant, blackberry, dried herbs and tanned leather on the nose and palate. Medium- to full-bodied, with very soft yet fine tannins and a long, caressing finish. 92 WA 90 WS

Note: PER LOT 3 BTS

Note: PER LOT 11 BTS Estimate: $5,500—6,000

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VOSNE-ROMANÉE LES BEAUX MONTS 1995

PETER MICHAEL CUVÉE INDIGÈNE 1995 (1 MAG)

CHÂTEAU MOUTON-ROTHSCHILD 1995

Jean Grivot

PETER MICHAEL MA BELLE FILLE 2002 (1)

Pauillac.

MAZIS-CHAMBERTIN 1995 (3) CHAPELLE-CHAMBERTIN 1995 (3) 89 WA GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN, LES CAZETIERS 1995 (3) GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN, CLOS SAINT-JACQUES 1995 (6) 91 WA

A subtle, understated style, its spicy blackberry flavors caress the palate before being supplanted by a healthy dose of tannin. The fruit comes through on the aftertaste. 89 WS Note: PER LOT 4 BTS

PETER MICHAEL BELLE COTE 2003 (1) Young and flavorful, with a core of spicy pear, hazelnut and fig flavors, it picks up a light toasty oak flavor and shows lots of depth and concentration. 93 WS

Aromas of ripe fruit and grilled meat follow through to a full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and a long caressing finish. Very beautiful wine. Mouton shows finesse yet richness in this vintage. 94 WS Note: PER LOT 3 BTS

Louis Jadot, Note: PER LOT 15 BTS Estimate: $1,800—2,000

Estimate: $350—450 Note: PER LOT 2 BTS AND 1 MAG

Estimate: $1,300—1,550

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MUSIGNY VIEILLES VIGNES 1995

HERMITAGE 1996

VOSNE-ROMANÉE LES SUCHOTS 1996

GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN, CLOS SAINT-JACQUES 1996

Comte de Vögue Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru

Jean-Louis Chave Louis Jadot, 1er Cru

Louis Jadot 1er Cru

An exceptional `96, lively, fresh, pure, showing seductive red berry, mineral and spice flavors presented in a rich, silky, full-bodied package. Elegant finish. 89 WA 93 WS

A firm style, with clean and pure Pinot character, this is mediumbodied, with chewy tannins but flavorful black cherry and cassis notes accented by subtle oak. 91 WA 88 WS

One of the greatest wines of the vintage, Vogue`s Musigny Vieilles Vignes, reminded me of Chateau Margaux at its best: an iron fist in a velvet glove. How anything can be this massive, powerful, and robust and yet be strikingly elegant and refined. Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 2 BTS

This has mouthwatering cut from the start, with white pepper, tobacco, iron and dried currant notes rippling along, showing still-vivacious acidity underneath and a long, mesquite- and cedar-filled finish that has excellent drive. This is a high-acid vintage and stands a bit apart from the flight stylistically. 93 WS Note: PER LOT 6 BTS Estimate: $1,800—2,100

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SASSICAIA 1997 (2) 94 WS SASSICAIA 1998 (1) 91 WA 95 WS

CHAMBERTIN 1997

BRYANT FAMILY VINEYARD 1997 (3) BRYANT FAMILY VINEYARD 1999 (1)

GEVRY-CHAMBERTIN CLOS SAINTJACQUES 1ER CRU 1997 (6) 92 WA 92 WS CORTON CLOS DES CORTONS 1998 (2) CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BEZE 1998 (3)

Domaine Armand Rousseau D.O.C. Bolgheri. Dark ruby red. Blackberry, with lots of fresh herb and meat character. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and loads of fresh fruit and tarragon. Dill flavors on the finish. Textbook Sassicaia that grows in the mouth. Give it a little more time (Sassicaia 1997).

Herbaceous cherry flavors underlie the spiciness of new oak in this medium-bodied, vanilla-accented Gevrey. There`s chewy intensity and enough density to stand up to the firm structure. 87 WS Note: PER LOT 2 BTS Estimate: $1,800—2,100

Note: PER LOT 3 BTS

Napa Valley. Ripe and opulent, rich and fleshy, with lively plum and blackberry fruit that`s well centered, complex and deftly balanced. Long, supple, polished finish that keeps the fruit at the center. 100 WA 94 WS Note: PER LOT 4 BTS Estimate: $2,500—3,000

Louis Jadot, 1er Cru Domaine Faiveley Domaine Faiveley Gorgeous aromas and flavors of macerated cherry and sweet fruit, with accents of spice, autumn leaves, tobacco and mineral. Still vigorous, this red has fine grip on the finish (Louis Jadot Gevry-Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 1er Cru 1997).

Estimate: $900—1,100 Note: PER LOT 11 BTS Estimate: $1,000—1,200

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CLOS DE TART 1998

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1992 (1) BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1997 (1) BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1998 (3) BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2007 (2)

VOLNAY 1998

CHAMBERTIN, CLOS DE BEZE 1999

Louis Jadot

Bouchard Père et Fils Côte du Nuits. Grand Cru

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS

The medium to dark ruby-colored 1999 Chambertin Clos de Beze has a beautiful nose of perfumed red and black fruits. This lively, gorgeously ripened wine is packed with cherries, blackberries, violets, and assorted freshly cut flowers. It is sweet, pure, supple, and has a long, seamless finish. 92 WA

Mommesin Brilliant Pinot. A firm Burgundy that offers much character and a real sense of terroir-driven fruit. Structured and rigorous, with toasted, tar-like smoke and plenty of blackberry and red berry character. Elegant, with a crisp, clean, pure, fruity finish. 93 WS Note: PER LOT 3 BTS

Estimate: $700—900 Fuligni Tuscany Note: PER LOT 7 BTS Estimate: $450—500

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CORTON, CLOS DES CORTONS 1999

HERMITAGE 1999

DAL FORNO ROMANO VALPOLICELLA SUPERIORE 2006 (4) DAL FORNO ROMANO VALPOLICELLA SUPERIORE 2001 (4) DAL FORNO ROMANO VALPOLICELLA SUPERIORE 2000 (1) DAL FORNO ROMANO AMARONE 2006 (1) QUINTARELLI VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 1997 (1) QUINTARELLI VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 1999 (1)

BOND, MATRIACH 1999 (3) 91 WA BOND, VECINA 1999 (1) 92 WS 92 WA BOND, MELBURY 1999 (1) 86 WS

Jean-Louis Chave Domaine Faiveley Note: PER LOT 3 BTS Estimate: $250—300

Now starting to hit a second phase, this has perfumy, singed balsam wood, dried currant and blood orange fruit and orange rooibos tea notes all gliding on a fine-grained finish where sanguine and white pepper notes flicker through. Still has an ample core of plum and red currant fruit, with a nice tug of earth for grip.—Non-blind Chave vertical (June 2012). Drink now through 2025. 95 WS 94 WA Note: PER LOT 6 BTS

Note: PER LOT 5 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $1,600—1,900

Valpolicella, Italy Note: PER LOT 12 BTS Estimate: $1,300—1,500

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CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE, CHANTE LE MERLE VIEILLES VIGNES 2000

HENSCHKE CABERNET CYRIL HENSCHKE 2000

TRUCHARD SYRAH 2000

MUSIGNY VIEILLES VIGNES 2000

Carneros Bosquet des Papes

Eden Valley South Australia

Comte de Vögue Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru.

The most concentrated and potentially longest-lived cuvee is the Chante Le Merle. The 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes is peppery, garrigue, lavender, black cherry, currant, and new saddle leatherscented and flavored. Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OC)

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS

Intense and vibrant, with beefy, meaty, white pepper, currant and berry flavors that echo tobacco and cedar, finishing with complexity and depth. Mildly tannic. 88 WS

Estimate: $700—900 Note: PER LOT 12 BTS Estimate: $700—900

There is an enthralling sappy richness to the floral and blackberry-scented 2000 Musigny. Supremely elegant, it is not quite as dense as the 2001 yet reveals outstanding depth, purity, and concentration. Lush, stony red and black fruits are interspersed with violets and tangy raspberries in its exceptionally long, expressive, plump character. 93 WS Note: PER LOT 3 BTS

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BOND MELBURY 2000 (2) 94 WS 90 WA BOND VECINA 2000 (2) 90 WA

HARLAN ESTATE 2000

HENSCHKE ABBOTTS PRAYER VINEYARD 2001

MUSIGNY VIEILLES VIGNES 2001

Napa Valley Deliciously complex, rich and polished, with layers of mochascented oak, ripe black cherry, blackberry and spice, offering nuances of cedar, chocolate and vanilla. Finishes with ripe, integrated tannins. Note: PER LOT 4 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $1,400—1,600

Napa Valley. Very deep garnet-black colour with a brick rim. The nose is more evolved than the 1999, moving away from warm dark berry fruits with pleasant aromas of exotic spices, tobacco, leather and scorched espresso. The palate is nonetheless finely structured with a medium to firm level of grainy tannins and medium+ acidity to give freshness to the medium to full body. Long, spicy finish. 92 WA 93 WS

Adelaide Hills. South Australia. Note: PER LOT 12 BTS Estimate: $700—800

Note: PER LOT 2 BTS (OWC)

Comte de Vögue Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Sumptuous aromas of violets, blackberries, and bilberries explode from the medium to dark rubycolored 2001 Musigny. A wine of amazing purity and elegance, it reverberates on the palate revealing broad layers of floral dark fruit flavors. Lush yet superbly delineated, this medium-bodied effort is expressive, complex, and dignified. Its prolonged, succulent finish exhibits waves of raspberry fruit and loads of ripe, supple tannin. One of the stars of the vintage. 94-96 WA

Estimate: $1,500—1,800 Note: PER LOT 4 BTS Estimate: $3,500—3,800

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CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE CUVÉE CENTENNAIRE 2001

BOND MELBURY 2001 (2) 98 WA 94 WS BOND ST. EDEN 2001 (2) 100 WA 96 WS BOND VECINA 2001 (2) 96 WA 94 WS

VOLNAY LES CAILLERETS, ANCIENNE CUVÉE CARNOT 2004

GRACE FAMILY VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2001

Bouchard Père et Fils Volnay. 1er Cru

Napa Valley

Les Cailloux (Lucien et Andre Brunel) The Cuvee Centenaire is produced from ancient vine (planted in 1889) Grenache (80% of the blend, along with 8% Syrah and 12% Mourvedre). The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire is superior to the 2000, but slightly behind the 1998. Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OC)

Napa Valley. Utterly perfect, another wine that seems to have taken on a first-growth Pauillac-like character (think MoutonRothschild) is the 2001 St. Eden. Additional information available on our website.

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS Estimate: $700—800

Sturdy and concentrated, with rich flavors that build on a core of tight currant, black cherry, pencil lead, fresh earth, herbs and toasty oak, finishing with a complex aftertaste that`s long and focused. 91 WS Note: PER LOT 6 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $3,000—3,300

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NOON ECLIPSE 2002

MUSIGNY VIEILLES VIGNES 2002

McLaren Vale. South Australia.

McLaren Vale South Australia

Comte de Vögue Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru

The 2002 Syrah Astralis Vineyard rivals the greatest wines Roman Bratasiuk has made in his 15-year career. This compelling, black/bluehued offering from 75-year-old Syrah vines tastes like blood of the vine. An extraordinary perfume of flowers, creme de cassis, blackberries, roasted meat, new saddle leather, and earth is followed by a wine with sweet tannin, sensational concentration, full body, an unctuous texture, and a fullthrottle, tannic finish. Yet it reveals unbelievable elegance and finesse. Additional information available on our website.

Medium to deep garnet in color, the 2002 Noon Eclipse contains 30% Langhorne Creek fruit from the “20 Rows” block. With evolving aromas of plum preserves, Christmas pudding, dark chocolate, espresso and licorice alongside nuances of earth and creme de cassis, this very big, rich and fullbodied wine offers plenty of dried fruit and spice flavor layers with just enough acid to refresh and a medium level of chewy tannins to frame. It finishes very long. Mature and drinking nicely now, it should cellar to 2017+. 95 WA

The extraordinary 2002 Musigny Vieilles Vignes will most likely not have as much cellaring potential as the great 1949, 1959, or 1990, yet qualitatively is in the same league as those jewels from the past. It sports a profound nose of red cherries, spices, candied raspberries, and hints of oak. This noble, concentrated, refined wine reveals loads of flowers intermingled with red as well as black fruits in its complex personality. Unlike the bold, chewy, hyper-concentrated 1990, this is a feminine wine, a work of art with exquisite tannin. 97-99 WA

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS (OC)

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS

Estimate: $350—400

Estimate: $7,500—8,300

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54 BOND MELBURY 2002 (2) 100 WA 94 WS BOND ST. EDEN 2002 (2) 100 WA BOND VECINA 2002 (2) 98+ WA 95 WS Napa Valley. The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Melbury, which comes from a hillside vineyard site near Lake Hennessey, is showing even better than it did in its youth. Probably years away from full maturity, the wine has an extraordinary aromatic profile of smoky meats intermixed with blackberry, creme de cassis, charcoal, lead pencil shavings and espresso. Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 6 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $4,000—4,400

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NOON ECLIPSE 2005

GIACONDA WARNER VINEYARD SYRAH 2004

HARLAN, THE MAIDEN 2002

GRACE FAMILY VINEYARDS, CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2002

McLaren Vale South Australia The 2005 Eclipse was aged in a mix of French and American oak, small and large, for 18 months. Composed of 65% Grenache and 35% Shiraz ranging in age from 40-70 years, it offers up a sublime perfume of garrigue, scorched earth, lavender, licorice, black cherry, and black raspberry. Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 6 BTS (OC) Estimate: $350—400

Napa Valley. Beechworth Victoria The dark ruby/purple-tinged 2004 Shiraz Warner Vineyard (98% Shiraz and 2% Roussanne) exhibits beautiful blackberry fruit intermixed with hints of graphite, smoked herbs, tapenade, and spicy vanillin. Medium to fullbodied, elegant, and backward, this impressive offering spent 20 months in barrel (60% new French), and it should age nicely for 7-10 years. 93+ WA

Napa Valley. Sweet, deep black currant fruit, espresso, licorice, graphite, and earth aromas emerge from the dense, ruby/purple-colored 2002 The Maiden, which cascades over the palate without a hard edge. Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 3 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $900—1,100

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CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2003

DOMAINE DE TREVALLON 2003

CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET, MORGEOT 2003

CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE CUVÉE CENTENNAIRE 2003

Château de Beaucastel

Vin de Pays des Bouches du Rhône Michel Colin-Deléger

Les Cailloux (Lucine et Andre Brunel)

Young and tight, with garrigue and roasted game aromas peeking out from a core of ripe black currant, plum and fig fruit. Lots of toast tobacco and iron as well. The finish is well-endowed with tannins, but they are ripe and pure. Best from 2008 through 2025. 15,000 cases made. 94 WS 90 WA

Fully mature, with charcoal, black tea, roasted cedar, plum and blackberry flavors all melded together, while hints of cedar, mushroom and tapenade line the finish. Has flesh and density, so no rush. Cue the fall foliage and cassoulet. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. 91 WS

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 8 BTS Estimate: $450—500

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC)

The 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape is a real winner, an opulent, sexy wine with abundant quantities of black cherries, raspberries, spice box, Provencal herbs and some meaty, fleshy notes. Broad, expansive, and totally captivating, this is a stunning Chateauneuf du Pape that reminds me of Brunel’s 1990, which I have had the pleasure of drinking through several cases. 92 WA 88 WS

Estimate: $700—800 Estimate: $1,000—1,100

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CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE CUVÉE RÉSERVÉE 2004

HERMITAGE 2004

CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2004

Jean-Louis Chave

Château de Beaucastel

Domaine de la Janasse

Domaine du Pégaü

Gorgeous raspberry ganache and spice aromas give way to richly layered but silky smooth notes of boysenberry, blackberry, mocha, mineral and tar. Long, pure beam of fruit resonates through the finish. Fantastic purity and finesse for the vintage. Best from 2007 through 2025. 1,200 cases made. 96 WS 97 WA

One of the clear standouts in the vintage, the Feraud’s 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee (which includes a splash of Grenache Blanc in the blend) offers both stunning aromatic complexity paired with a voluptuous, supple and downright sexy profile on the palate. Additional information available on our website.

The 2004 red Hermitage, which was given a much longer time in barrel and small foudre than normal because the Chaves determined the tannins and the acids needed a longer time to integrate, is a beauty. The wine exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, black cherry, licorice, pepper, and a hint of olive paste. Additional information available on our website.

Thoroughly primal, with a torrent of raspberry and boysenberry fruit rushing forth. Only shows hints of its full range, with licorice, incense, graphite and mocha flavors fluttering in the background. Has an iron-clad structure, with a long finish that shows great cut and grip. Best from 2009 through 2025. 14,165 cases made. 96 WS 94 WA

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OC)

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Estimate: $1,100—1,200

Estimate: $2,600—2,900

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KRUPP BROTHERS THE DOCTOR 2004

L’AVENTURE, CUVÉE COTE A COTE 2005

CÔTE RÔTIE, CUVÉE BELLE HELENE 2004

CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE, DEUS EX MACHINA 2004

Napa Valley.

San Louis Obispo California

Michel Ogier

Clos St, Jean

More rustic and masculine, the 2005 Cuvee Cote a Cote is equal parts Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. Offering notions of blackcurrants, ground herbs, pepper, tar and licorice, this full-bodied effort has a full, concentrated mid-palate, ample tannin and a savory, expansive profile. Drinking beautifully and at the early stages of maturity, it should be consumed over the coming 10-12 years. 93 WA

The limited production but phenomenal 2004 Cote Rotie La Belle Helene is one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage. Tannic and dense ruby/purple, it is more masculine and austere than usual, but still concentrated with tangy acidity, loads of tannin, and impressive levels of concentration and richness. This is a beauty that will require patience. Give it 3-4 years of bottle age and then drink it over the following 10-12 years. 91-93+ WA 94 WS

Like the 2006 (and 2003), 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, drink it over the coming 4-5 years. 96 WA 93 WS

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS

Estimate: $1,100—1,300

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L’AVENTURE, CUVÉE COTE A COTE 2005

TWO HANDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON APHRODITE 2004

CHAMBERTIN, CLOS DE BEZE 2010

CHEVALIER-MONTRACHET

Bouchard Père & Fils San Luis Obispo California

Barossa Valley

Maisson Remoissenet Côte de Beaune. Grand Cru

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 3 BTS

Estimate: $2,600—2,900

Estimate: $700—800

Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Merlot and Malbec. Note: PER LOT 6 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $500—600

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS Estimate: $1,100—1,300

More rustic and masculine, the 2005 Cuvee Cote a Cote is equal parts Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $1,100—1,300

Wine consumers often forget just how brilliant Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon can be as the area is far more renowned for its old vine Shiraz and Grenache, but they should take a look at the 2004 Aphrodite, a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 100% new Taransaud barrels. Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 6 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $700—800


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CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE VIEILLE VIGNES 2010

BAROLO CAMPE 2005

CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE, CUVÉE RÉSERVÉE 2005

NUIT-SAINT-GEORGE, LES POISETS 2005

Domaine du Pégaü

Robert Arnoux

Domaine La Millière

La Spinetta Piedmont Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OC)

Estimate: $1,300—1,500

Estimate: $800—900

The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee (normally a blend of approximately 80% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre) exhibits a deep ruby/plum/garnet hue along with lots of grilled meat juices, roasted Provencal herbs, tar, blackberries and black currants. Additional information available on our website.

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS Estimate: $1,100—1,300

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CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY 2005

NUITS-SAINT-GEORGE, CLOS DE LA MARECHALE 2005

CÔTE RÔTIE, CUVÉE BELLE HELENE 2005

CORNAS 2005

Château de Chambolle JacquesFrederic Mugnier

Michel Ogier

Robert Arnoux

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS

Auguste Clape

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC)

Estimate: $1,100—1,300 Estimate: $1,100—1,300

The 2005 Cote Rotie La Belle Helene, from the schist soils of the Cote Brune, probably needs 8-10 years of bottle age, and should keep for 30 or more years. It is made in a style very much like 1998, 1995, or even 1983. Additional information available on our website.

The 2005 Cornas reveals fabulous aromas of acacia flowers, scorched earth, blackberries, dense cherries, and damp forest floor. Full-bodied with high tannin, but equally high extraction and richness, patience will be required for purchasers of this superb Cornas. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020+. 92 WA 96 WS

Note: PER LOT 1 MAG (OWC)

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Estimate: $250—300

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CHARMES CHAMBERTIN 2005 (3) VOSNE ROMANEE, LES BEAUX MONTS VIEILLES VIGNES (3)

MAZOYERES CHAMBERTIN VIEILLES VIGNES 2005

NUITS-SAINT-GEORGE, LA RICHEMONE VIEILLES VIGNES 2005

Domaine Perrot Minot Côtes de Nuits

Domaine Perrot Minot Côtes de Nuits

The 2005 Mazoyeres-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes – from 75-year-old vines in stony, iron-rich soil up against the Latricieres and Combottes. Additional information available on our website.

From 65-year-old vines in a crowded, high elevation “sweet spot”, surrounded by Damodes, Cras, Murgers, and Chaignots, with an altitude and exposition like that of La Tache (says Perrot-Minot) and not far south of the Vosne line and Les Malconsorts, the 2005 Nuits-St.Georges La Richemone Vieilles Vignes was still in cask when I tasted it. Additional information available on our website.

Château de Beaucastel Reminiscent of the 1995, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape is tight, structured and backward, with high acidity and tannin. Showing notes of blackcurrants, black raspberry, truffle, damp earth and cedar, with medium to full-bodied richness and depth, it needs another 3-5 years to reach the early stages of maturity, at which point it will hold for another decade or more. 95 WA 96 WS

Domaine Perrot-Minot Côte de Nuits Note: PER LOT 6 BTS Estimate: $1,100—1,300

Note: PER LOT 3 BTS

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC)

Estimate: $1,500—1,700

Estimate: $700—900

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS Estimate: $1,500—1,700

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GREENOCK CREEK, CORNERSTONE GRENACHE 2006

RUDD ESTATE, CROSSROADS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2006

CÔTES DU RHÔNE, VILLAGES TERRE D’ARGILE 2006

VOSNE ROMANEE, LES SUCHOTS 2006

Barossa Valley South Australia

Napa Valley

Domaine de La Janasse

Robert Arnoux Côtes de Nuits

90 WA 91 WS The opaque purple 2006 Cornerstone Grenache, sourced from a 63-year-old vineyard, was aged in a mix of new and used French oak hogsheads. Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 12 BTS Estimate: $600—700

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC)

Estimate: $700—800

Estimate: $600—700

Lachaux`s 2006 Vosne Romanee Les Suchots displays more gamey, animal notes in the nose than any of his other wines of the vintage, here accompanied by high-toned suggestions of mint; black fruit and decadently floral distillates; and a pungently spicy amalgam of clove, cinnamon, and black pepper. Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 3 BTS Estimate: $500—600


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MUSIGNY VIEILLES VIGNES 2006

L’AVENTURE, OPTIMUS 2007

L’AVENTURE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007

CHABLIS, LE CLOS 2007

Comte de Vögue Côtes de Nuits

San Luis Obispo

Francois Millet thinks that there is considerable latent structure as well as aging potential in all of the De Vogue 2006s, and with the 2006 Musigny Vieilles Vignes both are evident. Diverse jellied berries, citrus oils, and floral perfumes indeed seductively fill the nose, and then flood a seamlessly refined palate. At the same time, a sense of chalky and saline minerality as well as marrowy meatiness mount into the finish, taking on further prominence as the wine opens to the air. Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 2 BTS

Jean-Marc Brocard San Luis Obispo

The sexiest offering at present is the 2007 Optimus Proprietary red, a blend of 45% Syrah, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Petit Verdot. More fruit-forward than the 2006, the 2007 gushes with blackberry and cassis fruit, smoky, burning embers, charcoal, and toasty new oak. Fullbodied and powerful with supple tannins, decent acids, and an overall impression of voluptuousness as well as extravagant fruit and opulence, it should drink beautifully for a decade. 93-95 WA

Another long distance runner is the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, a wine worth following over the next 15-20 years. Additional information available on our website.

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS Estimate: $1,000—1,200

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $1,000—1,200

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $350—400

Estimate: $1,600—1,800

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CHABLIS, LE CLOS 2007

CHABLIS, LE CLOS 2007

CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE, CUVÉE RÉSERVÉE 2007

CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE, CUVÉE RÉSERVÉE 2010

Jean-Marc Brocard

Jean-Marc Brocard Domaine du Pégaü

Domaine du Pégaü

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS

Estimate: $1,000—1,200

Estimate: $1,000—1,200

This packs it all together, with the ripe plum sauce, braised fig and currant paste notes of the vintage matched with invigorating hoisin sauce, brick dust and grilled beef notes. The long finish drips with fruit, but stays framed by a wild edge that keeps this firmly planted in terroir. Best from 2011 through 2031. 700 cases imported. 95 WS 95 WA

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. Additional information available on our website.

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS Estimate: $1,000—1,200

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS Estimate: $1,200—1,400


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CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2007

CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE, BOISRENARD 2007

CHÂTEAU KIRWAN 2010 (1) 92+ WA 91 WS CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU 2010 (1) 94 WA 94 WS CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 2004 (2) 93 WA 91 WS

CÔTE RÔTIE, CUVÉE BELLE HÉLÈNE 2007 (3) 96 WS 96+ WA CÔTE RÔTIE, LANCEMENT (3) 98 WA 95 WS

Château de Beaucastel Domaine de Beaurenard Beaucastel’s 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape has turned out even better out of bottle 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, buttressing the fruit’s fabulous freshness and vibrancy. This fullbodied 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. 96 WA 96 WS

The luxury cuvee, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Boisrenard, has a very saturated purple color, a big, sweet nose of toast, chocolate, black currants, and black cherries, with hints of licorice and lavender. Additional information available on our website.

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS

Michel Ogier Note: PER LOT 6 MAGS (OWC) Estimate: $2,600—2,900

Estimate: $350—400

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $800—900

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $1,000—1,200

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CÔTE RÔTIE, LES ROCHAINS 2007

CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2007

CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2007

MUSIGNY VIEILLES VIGNES 2009

Domaine Patrick and Christophe Bonnefond

Château de Beaucastel

Château Rayas Loose labels

Comte de Vögue Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru

I think the Rayas 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape will turn out to eclipse the 2005. It is unequivocally the finest wine made here since Emmanuel Reynaud’s uncle, the late Jacques Reynaud, produced his brilliant 1995. This wine was just released this year, with the 2008 coming on the market in the next few months. Additional information available on our website.

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. Additional information available on our website.

From a vineyard planted in schist soils, the 2007 Cote Rotie Les Rochains exhibits an inky/purple color in addition to a more exotic, floralscented nose. Additional information available on our website.

Beaucastel’s 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape has turned out even better out of bottle than I predicted. Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $700—800

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS Estimate: $350—400

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS Estimate: $3,000—3,300

Note: PER LOT 2 BTS Estimate: $2,100—2,300


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MUSIGNY VIEILLES VIGNES 2007

BONNES MARES 2007 (3) BONNES MARES 2007 (2)

CHAMBERTIN, VIEILLES VIGNES 2007 (3) 94 WS CHAMBERTIN, CLOS DE BEZE 2007 (3) 95 WS CHARMES CHAMBERTIN 2007 (3) 93 WS

CLOS ST DENIS, TRÈS VIEILLES VIGNES 2007

Comte de Vögue Côtes de Nuits Smoked meat and salt-, kelp-, and iodine-laced maritime mineral overlays to the sweetly ripe berry and pit fruit concentrate of de Vogue’s 2007 Musigny Vieilles Vignes make for a Pinot as intriguing as it is eager to caress and please. Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 2 BTS Estimate: $1,500—1,700

Comte de Vögue Côtes de Nuits. Grand Cru De Vogue’s 2007 Bonnes Mares calls to mind sweet-tart black raspberry candies and herbal lozenges, along with notes of brown spices and smoky black tea. Rich, sedate, and provocatively sweet and perfumed, this manages simultaneously to preserve a saline savor and suggestion of lobster shell reduction that precludes anyone calling it a “fruit bomb.” Additional information available on our website.

Domaine Perrot-Minot Note: PER LOT 9 BTS Estimate: $1,700—1,900

Domaine Ponsot Côtes de Nuits. Grand Cru Teak, rosewood, fresh purple plum, and fresh animal blood fascinatingly scent Ponsot’s 2007 Clos St.-Denis Cuvee Tres Vieilles Vignes, and their counterparts inform a satin-textured, sumptuous, yet animated and animating palate. Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 6 BTS Estimate: $3,300—3,600

Note: PER LOT 5 BTS Estimate: $1,900—2,100

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CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE, CUVÉE CENTENNAIRE 2007

CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE, DEUS EX MACHINA 2007

CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE, LA COMBE DES FOUS 2007

CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE, VIEILLES VIGNES 2007

Les Cailloux (Lucien et Andre Brunel)

Clos Saint-Jean

Clos Saint-Jean

Domaine de la Janasse

I think the finest vintage for the classic cuvee ever, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is a sensational blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 12% Syrah and the balance other permitted varieties. Additional information available on our website.

Like the 2010, the still inky colored 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus ex Machina is as good as it gets. Additional information available on our website.

On another level, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Combe des Fous is a monumental bottle of wine that-s hardly budged since I first tasted it on release. Additional information available on our website.

A breakout vintage here, these 2007s are pretty much spectacular across the board. Starting out, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is an incredible wine in every way (including value). Additional information available on our website.

Note: PER LOT 11 BTS

Note: PER LOT 3 BTS

Note: PER LOT 3 BTS Estimate: $1,500—1,700

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS

Estimate: $2,000—2,200 Estimate: $2,300—2,500

Estimate: $1,800—2,000


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CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE, CUVÉE DE MON AIEUL 2007

STAGLIN FAMILY VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON RUTHERFORD 2008

CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE, LA REINE DES BOIS 2008

BAROLO CASCINA FRANCIA 2008

Pierre Usseglio et Fils.

Domaine de La Mordorée

Giacomo Conterno Serralunga d’Alba, Piedmont

Napa Valley The thickest, richest and most extravagant Cuvee du Mon Aieul ever produced is unquestionably the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul! Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 6 BTS

This gorgeous, enticing, richly flavored wine is remarkable for its understated elegance and finesse, with subtle touches of green and black olive, dried currant, sage, cedar and dusty, loamy earth. Wows you with delicacy. Very typical of Rutherford. Drink now through 2022. 2,500 cases made. 94 WS

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $800—900

Estimate: $1,700—1,900 Note: PER LOT 6 BTS Estimate: $700—800

The 2008 Barolo Cascina Francia possesses gorgeous inner perfume, layers of sublime fruit and fabulous overall balance. Plums, dark cherries and licorice are followed by darker notes of graphite and tar as the wine opens up in the glass. Today, the 2008 is much less expressive than it has been the many times I have tasted it from barrel. It will be interesting to see how the 2008 develops and whether it puts on weight or remains more of a midweight, gracious Barolo. Either way, it is fabulous. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2048. 95+ WA Note: PER LOT 6 BTS Estimate: $500—600

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NUITS ST GEORGES, LES PRUILERS 2008

NUITS ST GEORGES, CLOS DE LA MARECHALE 2008

SHAFER VINEYARDS, CABERNET SAUVIGNON HILLSIDE SELECT 2008

CLOS DE LA ROCHE VIEILLES VIGNES 2008

Robert Chevillon

Chateau de Chambolle JacquesFrederic Mugnier 1er Cru

Napa Valley

Domaine Ponsot

93 WA 96 WS

The 2008 Nuits St. Georges Clos de la Marechale offers up black cherries, sweet spices, flowers and licorice, all of which meld together beautifully in a weightless, impeccably elegant style. Floral, minty notes add complexity and nuance on the refined finish. Anticipated maturity: 20142020. 92 WA

Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS

The 2008 Clos de la Roche Cuvee Vieilles Vignes is a silky, elegant wine. Freshly cut roses, dark red fruit and minerals sit on a core of utterly refined tannins. This shows stunning balance in a weightless style that gains energy on the clean, focused finish. This is a fabulous effort from Ponsot. Anticipated maturity: 20182033. 96 WA

Blackberry and dark cherry; licorice and dark chocolate; and sweet, smoky machine oil inform the nose and stain the palate from Chevillons’ 2008 Nuits-St.-Georges Pruliers, whose deep, bittersweet concentration of flavors; near-velvety texture; metaphorically dark shading; soy-like savor; and palpable sense of extract make for an at once formidable, intriguing, and alluring visage. Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 6 BTS Estimate: $350—400

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC)

Estimate: $1,500—1,700

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS Estimate: $2,500—2,750

Estimate: $700—800


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CHÂTEAU SUDUIRAUT 2009

CHÂTEAU SUDUIRAUT 2009

CHAMBERTIN, CLOS DE BEZE 2009

CHAMBERTIN 2009

Sauternes. 1er Cru Classé

Sauternes. 1er Cru Classé

Louis Jadot Côte de Nuits

Louis Jadot Côte de Nuits

The 2009 is one of the greatest wines ever produced from the estate. It has a riveting bouquet of quince, honey, pear and a touch of clarified butter that is beautifully defined, offering scents of yellow flowers with continued aeration. It is a little heavier and more intense than its peers at this stage. The palate is beautifully balanced with perfectly judged acidity and immense purity. Additional information available on our website.

The 2009 is one of the greatest wines ever produced from the estate. It has a riveting bouquet of quince, honey, pear and a touch of clarified butter that is beautifully defined, offering scents of yellow flowers with continued aeration. It is a little heavier and more intense than its peers at this stage. The palate is beautifully balanced with perfectly judged acidity and immense purity. Additional information available on our website.

The 2009 Chambertin-Clos de Beze is unusually open and seductive. It flows with extraordinary finesse and pure elegance. White floral notes, cassis and spices wrap around the palate, adding tons of nuance. The firm tannins don’t quite allow the fruit to be fully expressive, but all that is needed here is time. Waves of flavor build to the huge, dazzling finish. This is a fabulous showing from Jadot. Anticipated maturity: 2024-2044. 95 WA

The 2009 Chambertin flows across the palate with explosive yet silky layers of fruit. The wine continues to build impressively, showing the radiant personality of the vintage. Everything is in the perfect place in this sublime Burgundy. Sweet inner fragrance lingers on the eternal finish. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2034. 9194 WA

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS

Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS (OC)

Estimate: $1,400—1,600

Estimate: $1,000—1,200

Estimate: $1,000—1,200

Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS (OC)

Estimate: $2,000—2,200

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CHARMES CHAMBERTIN 2009

LATRICIERES-CHAMBERTIN 2009

CHAPELLE-CHAMBERTIN 2009

GRIOTTE-CHAMBERTIN 2009

Louis Jadot Côte de Nuits

Louis Jadot Côte de Nuits

Louis Jadot Côte de Nuits

Louis Jadot Côte de Nuits

The 2009 Charmes-Chambertin shows excellent suppleness in its round fruit. This is a generous, open style with good balance, even if the wine lacks the sheer excitement of the best selections here. Bright red fruits and flowers inform the open, accessible finish. Anticipated maturity: 20172027. 90-92 WA

The 2009 Latricieres-Chambertin is a big, powerful wine that captures the essence of this cool site. It remains tightly coiled and intensely structured, with just the barest hint of its potential on display. Crushed flowers, berries and anise are some of the nuances that emerge on the virile finish. This parcel is farmed directly by Jadot and vinified by the estate. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2034. 9093 WA

The 2009 Chapelle-Chambertin possesses wonderful inner perfume and detail in its layered fruit. This shows lovely precision and depth to match the understated yet impeccably classy personality. The Chapelle is made from estate owned vineyards. This old-vine parcel is planted with bunches that give tiny berries. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029. 9093 WA

The 2009 Griotte-Chambertin is sweet, sensual and inviting. Deceptively medium in body, the wine shows plenty of density. Flowers, cinnamon and menthol emerge in the glass as this sensual wine flows through to the finish. There is just a hint of rusticity on the close; otherwise, this is a fine, generous Burgundy. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029. 90-92 WA

Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS (OC)

Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS (OC)

Estimate: $1,100—1,300

Estimate: $2,000—2,200

Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS (OC) Estimate: $1,100—1,300

Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS (OC) Estimate: $1,100—1,300


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GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN, CLOS SAINT-JACQUES 2009

CLOS ST. DENIS 2009

CLOS DE VOUGEOT 2009

VOSNE ROMANÉE, LES SUCHOTS

Louis Jadot Côte de Nuits

Louis Jadot Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru

Louis Jadot Côte de Nuits. 1er Cru

The 2009 Clos St. Denis is big and powerful yet also totally impeccable in its elegance. The Clos St. Denis shows gorgeous inner perfume and striking depth in its aromas and flavors. A beautifully nuanced, well articulated finish rounds things out in style. This is high class juice. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029. 8992 WA

The 2009 Clos Vougeot is remarkably polished and fine in this vintage. It may ultimately prove to be better than the 2010 given that the heat of the year has tamed the tannins to such a significant degree. Layers of red fruit built to the explosive finish in this huge, powerful Clos Vougeot. The 2009 is rich, round and totally sensual and impeccably finessed. I underestimated this wine from barrel. Today, it is brilliant. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039. 93+ WA

The 2009 Vosne-Romanee Les Suchots presents a more linear, mineral-driven voice of Vosne. This is quite a bit more taut and focused than the Beaux Monts. It is also less immediate, and will require a bit more patience. Floral notes meld into dark red fruit and anise in this structured yet feminine Burgundy. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029. 9193+ WA

Louis Jadot Côte de Nuits. 1er Cru The 2009 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques bursts from the glass with dark red fruit in an exciting, viscerally thrilling style that captures the personality of the vintage. The wine is beginning to shut down and will require patience, but it should be pretty spectacular when it emerges from its slumber. Layers of fruit build to the sensual inviting finish. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029. 92 WA

Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS (OC) Estimate: $1,100—1,300

Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS (OC)

Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS (OC)

Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS (OC) Estimate: $900—1,000

Estimate: $900—1,000 Estimate: $1,100—1,300

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VOSNE ROMANÉE, LES BEAUX MONTS 2009

BEAUNE BLANC, BRESSANDES 2009

BEAUNE, GRÈVES LE CLOS BLANC 2009

BEAUNE, LES THEURONS 2009

Louis Jadot Louis Jadot Côte de Nuits The 2009 Vosne-Romanee Les Beaux Monts sweeps across the palate with layers of deep, powerful fruit and a sensual personality. Sweet spices, licorice and goudron add complexity as this superb, explosive wine builds towards the finish. This is a fabulous effort from Jadot. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029. 91-93 WA Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS (OWC) Estimate: $900—1,000

Louis Jadot Louis Jadot

The 2009 Beaune Bressandes emerges from the glass with layers of beautifully delineated fruit. It shows lovely finesse and understated elegance. There is a level of precision that is unusual for the year. A long, multi-dimensional finish rounds things out nicely. Readers seeking the subtler side of the 2009 whites will find much to admire. These young vines handled the challenged of the vintage admirably. Anticipated maturity: 2012+. 92 WA Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS (OWC)

The 2009 Beaune Greves Le Clos Blanc is quite a bit richer than the Bressandes. Here the aromas and flavors are woven together in a rich, textured fabric that impresses for its elegance and silkiness. The fruit shows plenty of ripeness and radiance, but there is more than enough minerality on the finish to add balance. Anticipated maturity: 2012+. 90 WA Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS (OWC) Estimate: $450—500

Estimate: $450—500

Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS (OWC) Estimate: $500—600


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BEAUNE, CHOUACHEUX 2009

BEAUNE, AVAUX 2009

BEAUNE, CLOS DE URSULES 2009

BEAUNE, PERTUISOTS 2009

Louis Jadot 1er Cru

Louis Jadot 1er Cru

Louis Jadot

Louis Jadot

Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS (OWC)

Estimate: $500—600

Estimate: $500—600

The 2009 Beaune Clos des Ursules is another terrific effort. Nothing in particular stands out, just the wine’s fabulous overall balance. A seamless, beautifully integrated red, the 2009 Clos des Ursules flows across the palate with layers of textured fruit. Silky tannins frame an exceptionally elegant and polished finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022. 9092 WA

Estimate: $450—500

Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS (OWC) Estimate: $700—800

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BEAUNE, CLOS DES COUCHEREAUX 2009

BEAUNE, BOUCHEROTTES 2009

BEAUNE, CENT VIGNES 2009

SALON BLANC DE BLANCS LE MESNIL 1985

Louis Jadot

Louis Jadot

The 2009 Beaune Clos des Couchereaux is impressive. Silky tannins frame a radiant, expressive core of fruit. This is a beautiful, refined Beaune that should drink well right out of the gate. Clean mineral notes frame the gorgeous finish, where floral notes add lift and freshness. Anticipated maturity: 20122019. 90-92 WA

The 2009 Beaune Boucherottes comes across as regal and sophisticated. Firm yet beautifully integrated tannins frame an expressive core of fruit in this striking wine. The warmth of the year has given the Boucherottes an extra dimension of fleshiness that is hugely attractive. Floral notes add lift to the light, airy finish. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029. 92 WA

Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS (OWC)

Estimate: $450—500

Estimate: $450—500

Louis Jadot

Estimate: $450—500

A wonderful, mature Champagne, offering toast, mushroom, honey and citrus aromas and flavors that evolve into a long walnut aftertaste. Its richness is offset by bracing acidity, yet not quite fully integrated. Fullbodied and aristocratic. 95 WS Note: PER LOT 1 MAG Estimate: $2,000—2,500


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LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL 1996

LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL 1996

Even though Cristal is typically very appealing upon release, the truth is that it needs serious cellaring to reveal its pedigree. Several recent bottles have been breathtaking. The aromatics, fruit and acidity are all beautifully woven together in this fabulous Cristal. 96 WA 94 WS

Even though Cristal is typically very appealing upon release, the truth is that it needs serious cellaring to reveal its pedigree. Several recent bottles have been breathtaking. The aromatics, fruit and acidity are all beautifully woven together in this fabulous Cristal. 96 WA 94 WS

CHÂTEAU PIPEAU 2000 (2) 90 WA 92 WS CHÂTEAU MONTVIEL 2000 (1) 91 WS CLOS DU MARQUIS 1998 (1) 90 WA 88 WS

CHÂTEAU PICHON BARON 2002 (1) 89 WA 93 WS CHÂTEAU PICHON BARON 2003 (5) 94 WA 95 WS

Note: PER LOT 1 MAG (OWC)

Provenance: Even though Cristal is typically very appealing upon release, the truth is that it needs serious cellaring to reveal its pedigree. Several recent bottles have been breathtaking. The aromatics, fruit and acidity are all beautifully woven together in this fabulous Cristal. 96 WA 94 WS

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS Note: PER LOT 4 BTS

Estimate: $700—800

Estimate: $250—300

Estimate: $900—1,000

Note: PER LOT 1 MAG (OWC) Estimate: $900—1,000

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HAUT-CARLES FRONSAC 2003 (3) 93 WA 88 WS CHÂTEAU DUHART-MILON 2003 (3) 94 WA 92 WS LA FLEUR DE BOUARD 2003 (2) 90 WA 90 WS

CHÂTEAU GUIRAUD 1990 (1) 89 WA 91 WS KILKANOON ORACLE 2001 (3) TORBRECK DESCENDANT 2001 (2) 98 WA 93 WS ARGIANO SOLENGO 2001 (1) 95 WS

CHÂTEAU ANGELUS 2004 (3) 95 WA 91 WS VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 2004 (2) 93 WA 94 WS

CHÂTEAU CERTAN DE MAY 2005

Note: PER LOT 5 BTS Note: PER LOT 7 BTS

Note: PER LOT 7 BTS

Estimate: $400—500

Estimate: $350—400

Estimate: $900—1,100

Pomerol. Blackberry and green tobacco aromas, with hints of coffee bean, follow through to a full body, with big, velvety tannins and a complex finish of dark chocolate and berry. Chewy and muscular, yet caressing and pretty. Best after 2015. 95 WA 94 WS Note: PER LOT 6 BTS Estimate: $500—600


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CHÂTEAU LES CARMES HAUT BRION 2005

CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS 2005

CHÂTEAU ROL VALENTIN 2005

CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU 2005

Pomerol.

St. Emilion.

Saint-Julien. 4ème Cru Classé

Aromas of plum, chocolate and leather follow through to a full body, with a very good richness of fruit and a caressing, medium finish. Not overdone. Balanced and pretty. 93 WA 90 WS

Cool, minerally and fruity, with dark chocolate and olive character. Fullbodied, with supersilky tannins and a long, long finish. Velvety and very pretty. This is beautiful and extravagant. Best after 2015. 92 WA 95 WS

Black licorice, tar and fresh mushroom aromas lead to a fullbodied palate, with soft, velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Balanced and juicy. Velvety and attractive, yet powerful and structured. WA 92 WS 95

Very floral, showing blueberry, licorice and mineral on the nose. Full and very silky, with beautifully polished tannins. Long and caressing. This is always very well done and good value for the quality. 93 WA 93 WS

Note: PER LOT 11 BTS

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS

Estimate: $600—700

Estimate: $2,300—2,700

Estimate: $1,400—1,700

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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1995

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1999 (2) 94 WA 93 WS CHÂTEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL 2002 (1) 93 WA 93 WS

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1982

Pessac-Léognan.

Note: PER LOT 11 BTS Estimate: $900—1,100

CHÂTEAU CLERC MILON 2005 Pauillac. 5ème Cru Classé

Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé

Offers fabulous aromas of currant, tar, lead pencil and mineral. Fullbodied, with supersoft tannins that caress the palate. Beautiful and impressive. A fabulous wine. The best Clerc in a very long time. 93 WA 95 WS

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. Additional information available on our website.

Note: PER LOT 9 BTS Estimate: $700—800

Note: PER LOT 2 BTS Estimate: $700—900

Note: PER LOT 3 BTS

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé Big and chewy. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long currant, berry and cherry character. Underrated. Still more to come in this wine. 100 WA 98 WS

Estimate: $800—1,000 Note: PER LOT 1 BT Estimate: $1,500—1,800


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BAROLO, GINESTRA, CIABOT MENTIN 1998

ORNELLAIA 2001

PRIDE CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA VALLEY RESERVE 2005 (3) DOMINUS ESTATE 2002 (2) 88 WS

SCARECROW CABERNET SAUVIGNON RUTHERFORD 2006

Domenico Clerico Piedmont Domenico Clerico’s 1998 Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra is one of the most full-throttle wines of the vintage. Still deeply-colored, this authoritative wine possesses tons of mineral-infused dark fruit intermingled with French oak and menthol. This remains one of the most tannic and firm wines of the vintage. My impression is that the fruit will fade before the tannins melt away. Still, this is a beautiful wine Barolo to enjoy over the next few years, although it is not a wine for the timid. 93 WA 98 WS

Incredible class here, with ultra-fine tannins and layers of currants, berries and lightly toasted oak. Full-bodied, yet all in harmony and beauty. Beautifully sculptured. Excellent length. 96 WA 95 WS

Napa Valley Note: PER LOT 5 BTS Estimate: $1,100—1,300

Note: PER LOT 4 BTS Estimate: $1,100—1,300

A gorgeous young wine, fresh, pure, rich and vibrant. Complex, layered, deep and persistent, offering tiers of ripe, juicy cherry, currant, plum and berry, with touches of cedar, sage and black olive. Turns silky smooth and elegant on the finish, where the flavors are delicate and detailed. 94 WA 96 WS Note: PER LOT 2 BTS Estimate: $900—1,100

Note: PER LOT 2 BTS Estimate: $250—300

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KOBALT CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2006 (1) 89 WS KOBALT CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007 (1) 95 WS KOBALT CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008 (1) 88 WS CONCHA Y TORO CABERNET SAUVIGNON PUENTE ALTO DON MELCHOR 2006 (3) 94 WS

CLARENDON HILLS HICKINBOTHAM SYRAH 2004 (2) 95 WA 95 WS CLARENDON HILLS HICKINBOTHAM GRENACHE 2004 (2) 92 WA 93 WS CLARENDON HILLS BROOKMAN SYRAH 2005 (2) 96 WA 95 WS CLARENDON HILLS ROMAS GRENACHE 2003 (2) 94 WA 94 WS CLARENDON HILLS ROMAS GRENACHE 2005 (2) 95 WA 94 WS

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1991

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2001

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS Estimate: $600—700

Margaux. 1er Cru Classé Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé A balanced, supple wine, with lovely blackberry, complex vanilla and ripe sweetness. 86 WA 85 WS Note: PER LOT 2 BTS Estimate: $1,100—1,300

A pure, lovely beam of cassis and steeped plum notes is now in perfect harmony with the fine-grained, lightly cedary and sandalwood-tinged structure. This has grace yet stays persistent, with the cassis accent echoing through the lengthy finish. An understated style, but all breed. 93 WA 94 WS

Note: PER LOT 10 BTS

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Estimate: $800—1,000

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DOMAINE SAUZET PULIGNYMONTRACHET LES COMBETTES 1991 (1) 91 WS DOMAINE SAUZET PULIGNYMONTRACHET LES REFERTS 1991 (1) 86 WS DOMAINE LEFLAIVE PULIGNYMONTRACHET CLAVILLION 1997 (2) DOMAINE LEFLAIVE PULIGNYMONTRACHET LES FOLATIERES 2004 (2) VINCENT GIRARDIN MEURSAULT LES NARVAUX 2002 (2) 89 WA 89 WS

CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2003 (2) 90 WA 94 WS CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2003 (1) (MAG) 90 WA 94 WS CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2004 (2) 94 WA 96 WS CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2005 (2) 95 WA 96 WS CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2006 (2) 94 WA 96 WS CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2007 (2) 96 WA 96 WS

CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2003 (2) 92 WA CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2004 (2) 93 WA CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2005 (2) 95 WA CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2006 (2) 92 WA CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2007 (2) 96 WA

CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2005 (2) 93 WA 95 WS CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2006 (2) 94 WA 93 WS CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2007 (2) 96 WA 94 WS

Château de Beaucastel

Note: PER LOT 10 BTS

Note: PER LOT (6 BTS)

Vieux Telegraphe Estimate: $600—700

Note: PER LOT 10 BTS (1 MAG) Note: PER LOT 8 BTS

Le Vieux Donjon

Estimate: $900—1,100

Estimate: $1,000—1,200

Estimate: $1,100—1,300

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PAOLO CONTERNO GINESTRA BAROLO 2000

SOLAIA 2003 (2) 93 WA 95 WS SOLAIA 2004 (2) 96 WA 96 WS

RÉMY MARTIN CENTAURE CRISTAL

Attractive plum and dried mushroom aromas follow through to a fullbodied palate, with soft and silky tannins and a fruity finish. Layers of lovely fruit and character. Best after 2008. 1,800 cases made. 91 WA 93 WS

Fantastic aromas of crushed blackberry, licorice and strawberry. Full-bodied, with rich, velvety tannins and a long, fruity finish. Fruit-forward and exciting. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc (Antinori Solaia 2003).

TIGNANELLO 1983 (1) 92 WA 88 WS TIGNANELLO 1989 (1) 86 WS TIGNANELLO 1993 (1) 91 WA 86 WS SASSICAIA 1984 (1) 82 WS SASSICAIA 1986 (1) 84 WS

Note: PER LOT (6 BTS)

Shows beautiful, complex aromas of flowers, currant and Christmas cake. Full-bodied, chewy and powerful. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc. (Antinori Solaia 2004).

Note: PER LOT 1 BT Note: PER LOT 5 BTS Estimate: $900—1,100

Estimate: $500—600

Note: PER LOT 4 BTS Estimate: $1,000—1,200

Fine Champagne Cognac in Baccarat decanter.

Estimate: $1,500—1,800


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MASSETO 2004

KRUG CHAMPAGNE 1982

CHÂTEAU ANGELUS 2004

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-LAS CASES 2005

Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia

If you like your Champagne very mature, drink this. Superbly rich with bread dough and vanilla and ripe fruit aromas and flavors. Full bodied yet fine with mature and rich flavors. 96 WA 90 WS

Saint-Emilion.

Shows wonderful aromas of flowers and berries, with hints of vanilla and Indian spices. Full-bodied and powerful, with layers of chewy tannins and a long, flawless finish. Compact and dense, yet racy and refined. 96 WA 98 WS Note: PER LOT (1 BT)

Note: PER LOT 1 BT

Saint-Julien. 2ème Cru Classé Dark ruby in color, with coffee bean, meat and berry aromas. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. I love the texture. Balanced and stylish. 95 WA 91 WS Note: PER LOT 3 BTS

Estimate: $700—800 Estimate: $900—1,100

This is breathtaking. Black in color, with incredible aromas of crushed blackberry, mineral, licorice and lead pencil. Full-bodied, with a mindblowing texture of seamless tannins that coat every millimeter of the palate. Goes on and on, with licorice, currant and flowers. Time will tell if it`s better than the 2000. 91 WA 100 WS

Estimate: $1,000—1,200 Note: PER LOT (3 BTS) Estimate: $1,100—1,300

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CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2003

CHÂTEAU LES FORTS DE LATOUR 2005 (3) 93 WA 94 WS CHÂTEAU LES FORTS DE LATOUR 1999 (2) 90 WA 88 WS

CHÂTEAU VILLEMAURINE 2000 (3) 86 WS CHÂTEAU CARIGNAN PRIMA 2000 (3) 90 WS CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 2004 (3) 89 WA 90 WS PEBY FAUGERES 2003 (3) 94 WA 93 WS

CHÂTEAU PIBRAN CRU BOURGEOIS 2003 (2) 87 WA 92 WS CHÂTEAU PAVIE DECESSE 2001 (2) 95 WA WS 93 CLOS DE L’ÉGLISE 2001 (2) 95 WA CUVÉE DU VATICAN RESERVE DE LA SIXTINE 2001 (2) 95 WA CHÂTEAU CANON LA GAFFELIERE 2004 (2) 91 WA

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé Blackberry, cherry and currant with just a hint of toasted oak. Fullbodied, with silky tannins and a lovely combination of ripe fruit and vanilla character. Goes on and on. Long and very stylish. Balanced and refined. 91 WA 94 WS Note: PER LOT 3 BTS Estimate: $1,500—1,800

Note: PER LOT 5 BTS Estimate: $1,200—1,400

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS

Note: PER LOT 10 BTS

Estimate: $700—800 Estimate: $1,000—1,200


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CHÂTEAU RIEUSSEC 2004 (3 HF BT) 91 WA 92 WS CHÂTEAU RIEUSSEC 2006 (3 HF BT) 93 WS

CHÂTEAU L’ÉGLISE-CLINET 2003 (3) 88 WA 93 WS CHÂTEAU L’ÉGLISE-CLINET 2006 (3) 96 WA 93 WS

CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR-PETRUS 2003

Sauternes. 1er Cru Classé

Pomerol.

An intense nose, with vanilla, lemon cream, apple tart and honey. Fullbodied, very sweet and powerful, with a fabulous finish. So generous, with layers of delicious, sweet fruit (Château Rieussec 2006).

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS

Note: PER LOT 3 BTS Estimate: $250—300

Pomerol. Aromas of plums with flowers and berries follow through to a fullbodied palate, with round, velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Juicy wine. Sweet fruit. 89 WA 92 WS

Estimate: $1,200—1,400 Note: PER LOT 3 BTS

Note: PER LOT 6 HF BTS

Estimate: $700—900

Estimate: $300—350

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NOBLE CUVÉE DE LANSON 1998 (1) 92 WS POL ROGER CUVÉE WINSTON CHURCHILL 1995 (1) 92 WS

CHÂTEAU BEL-AIR POMEROL 1998 (4) 87 WA CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1998 (1) 90 WA 86 WS CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 1995 (3) 94 WA 95 WS

CARRUADES DE LAFITE 2005

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2004

Pauillac.

Margaux. 1er Cru Classé

Solid, with bright cassis, fig and blackberry fruit studded with tobacco leaf, anise and violet. The long finish has a tarry thread, but stays polished and refined overall, with a whiff of sandalwood lingering gently. 89 WA 93 WS

This is lovely, with enticing, velvety plum sauce, macerated red currant fruit, black tea and incense notes that have melded beautifully. This shows a lovely tug of earth at the very end, retaining some grip for further cellaring, despite being approachable now. A lovely wine. 93 WA 94 WS

Note: PER LOT 2 BTS Estimate: $400—500

Note: PER LOT 8 BTS Estimate: $1,200—1,400

Note: PER LOT 3 BTS

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Estimate: $900—1,100 Estimate: $1,300—1,500


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CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2004 (3) 95 WA 95 WS CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2001 (1) 95 WA 95 WS

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2006 (3) 95 WA 95 WS CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1994 (2) 93 WA

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1982 (1) 100 WA 98 WA CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1997 (1) 89 WA 88 WS

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1993 (1) 88 WA 90 WS CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2008 (1) 94 WA 91 WS

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

St. Julien. 2ème Cru Classé

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

Margaux. 1er Cru Classé

Captivating aromas of currant, black licorice and spices, with just a hint of sweet tobacco. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long, long finish. Structured and racy (Château Latour 2004).

Note: PER LOT 5 BTS

Note: PER LOT 2 BTS

Estimate: $800—1,000

Note: PER LOT 2 BTS Estimate: $600—900

Estimate: $1,800—2,000

Note: PER LOT 3 BTS Estimate: $2,100—2,500

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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1982 (1) 95 WA 95 WS CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1985 (3) 95 WA 93 WS

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1982 (1) 92 WA CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUTBRION 1982 (2) 100 WA

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE BARON 1996

CHÂTEAU LYNCH BAGES 1996

Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé Note: PER LOT 2 BTS

Note: PER LOT 3 BTS Estimate: $2,500—3,000

Estimate: $1,600—2,000

Pauillac. 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac. 2ème Cru Classé. Pichon Longueville Baron`s 1996 has turned out to be even better than I thought from cask. The high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend (about 80%) resulted in a wine that has put on weight in the bottle. Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 5 BTS Estimate: $500—700

The 1996 exhibits a dark plum/ruby/purple color that is just beginning to lighten at the edge, surprisingly velvety tannins and a classic Pauillac bouquet of lead pencil shavings, cedarwood, black currants, sweet cherries and spice box. This medium to full-bodied, elegant, savory, broad wine is still five years away from full maturity. It should continue to drink well for another 1015 years. 93 WA 92 WS Note: PER LOT 10 BTS Estimate: $1,200—1,500


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PAVILLON ROUGE DU CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1990 (1) 86 WA CHÂTEAU PAVIE 1992 (1) 78 WA CHÂTEAU FIGEAC 1982 (1) 94 WA CHÂTEAU FIGEAC 2000 (1) 85 WA CARRUADES DES LAFITE 1988 (1) 86 WA

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1982

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 1995

Pomerol.

Pomerol.

Dark ruby garnet. Intense tobacco, cedar, berry and blackberry. Fullbodied, silky, firm and fresh. Long. A beauty. 93 WA 96 WS

88 WA 93 WS

Note: PER LOT 4 BTS

Estimate: $8,000—10,000

Château de la Tour Côte de Nuits. Grand Cru Note: PER LOT 9 BTS Estimate: $800—1,000

Note: PER LOT 5 BTS

Note: PER LOT 4 BTS

Estimate: $600—800 Estimate: $13,000—16,000

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CHÂTEAU D’YQUEM 1990

CHÂTEAU LAFITE 1983 (2) 93 WA 91 WS CHÂTEAU LAFITE 1986 (3) 100 WA 94 WS

CHÂTEAU GUIRAUD 1990 (12)

DOMINUS ESTATE 2007

Sauternes. 1er Cru Classé

Napa Valley.

Very ripe and deliciously sticky. Dark gold color with an amber hue. Dried apricot and orange peel aromas. Fullbodied and lightly sweet, with a ginger and dried citrus finish. 89 WA 91 WS

Loamy earth, dried currant and blackberry fruit is supple and layered, full-bodied and balanced, gaining in complexity and style on the finish. 98 WA

Sauternes. 1er Cru Supérieur 1990: An extraordinary effort, Yquem`s 1990 is a rich and fabulously superb, sweet wine. This wine also possesses lots of elegance and finesse. The wine`s medium gold color is accompanied by an exceptionally sweet nose of honeyed tropical fruits, peaches, coconut, and apricots. High quality, subtle toasty oak is well-integrated. Additional information available on our website.

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé Note: PER LOT 5 BTS Estimate: $3,200—4,000

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS (OWC) Note: Per Lot 12 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $900—1,100

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $3,000—5,000

Estimate: $800—900


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DOMINUS ESTATE 2008

DOMINUS ESTATE 2008

DOMINUS ESTATE 2008

Napa Valley.

Napa Valley.

Napa Valley.

Very Bordeaux-like in its makeup and structure, this firm wine offers good acidity and tight tannins, delivering complex flavors of loamy earth, vivid dried currant and berry, with anise and mineral notes sprinkled in. 99 WA 94 WS

Very Bordeaux-like in its makeup and structure, this firm wine offers good acidity and tight tannins, delivering complex flavors of loamy earth, vivid dried currant and berry, with anise and mineral notes sprinkled in. 99 WA 94 WS

Very Bordeaux-like in its makeup and structure, this firm wine offers good acidity and tight tannins, delivering complex flavors of loamy earth, vivid dried currant and berry, with anise and mineral notes sprinkled in. 99 WA 94 WS

CAYMUS VINEYARDS, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, SPECIAL SELECTION 2006 (2) 94 WS CAYMUS VINEYARDS, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, SPECIAL SELECTION 2010 (2) 98 WA 96 WS

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS (OWC)

Estimate: $1,000—1,200

Estimate: $1,000—1,200

Estimate: $900—1,000

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SHAFER, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, HILLSIDE SELECT 2007

SHAFER, CABERNET SAUVIGNON. HILLSIDE SELECT 2008

MARCASSIN, CHARDONNAY, MASCASSIN VINEYARD 2008

MARCASSIN, CHARDONNAY, MASCASSIN VINEYARD 2008

Napa Valley

Napa Valley

Sonoma.

Sonoma.

Impressive for its richness, elegance and grace, this is spicy and supple, with full-bodied plum, currant and black licorice notes, gaining momentum and ending with a silky aftertaste of loamy earth. 100 WA 92 WS

Muscular and tightly wound, yet beautifully focused and proportioned, dense and chewy, delivering rich layers of dried currant, blackberry, spice and licorice flavors. 93 WA 96 WS

A sweeping display of Chardonnay finesse, this is mature, with rich, expansive notes of fig, honeysuckle, roasted marshmallow and light toasty oak, turning creamy and delicate on the finish, with an aftertaste of anise. 100 WA 93 WS

A sweeping display of Chardonnay finesse, this is mature, with rich, expansive notes of fig, honeysuckle, roasted marshmallow and light toasty oak, turning creamy and delicate on the finish, with an aftertaste of anise. 100 WA 93 WS

Note: PER LOT 4 BTS

Note: PER LOT 4 BTS

Estimate: $1,800—2,000

Estimate: $1,800—2,000

Note: PER LOT 2 BTS

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS (OWC)

Napa Valley. Note: PER LOT 4 BTS Estimate: $650—850

Estimate: $1,650—1,950 Estimate: $750—900


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SCARECROW CABERNET SAUVIGNON M. ETAIN 2009 93 WA

SCARECROW CABERNET SAUVIGNON M. ETAIN 2009 93 WA

SCARECROW CABERNET SAUVIGNON M. ETAIN 2009 93 WA

ERMITAGE, L’ERMITE BLANC 1999 M. Chapoutier.

Napa Valley. Note: PER LOT 2 BTS (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 2 BTS (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 2 BTS (OWC)

Estimate: $400—500

Estimate: $400—500

Estimate: $400—500

Beautiful. Thick, yet so reserved aromatically, with plenty of honey, mineral, macadamia nut, pear tart and passion fruit. What makes it a winner is the opulent, smooth texture. 100 WA 92 WS Note: PER LOT 12 BTS Estimate: $3,200—3,800

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DUNN CABERNET SAUVIGNON HOWELL MOUNTAIN 2007 97 WA

MOLLYDOOKER CARNIVAL OF LOVE 2006

LOKOYA, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, MOUNT VEEDER 2007 99 WA

Napa Valley.

McLaren Vale South Australia

Napa Valley

Napa Valley. Firm, intense and full-bodied, with layers of cedar, dried currant, mineral, tobacco and espresso, letting the flavors build on the finish, where the tannins are chewy. 96 WA 91 WS Note: PER LOT 6 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $1,000—1,300

Note: PER LOT 4 BTS Estimate: $500—750

A stunning wine of immense depth and integrity. Seamless from start to finish, this starts off strong and keeps building through the long, powerful finish. The flavors center on blueberry, plum, meaty cherry, cedar and cream, with a hint of mint, and the tannins are so finely polished they gleam. 97 WA 95 WS Note: PER LOT 1 BT Estimate: $100—150

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MARCASSIN PINOT NOIR, MARCASSIN VINEYARD 2004

SINE QUA NON, JINETE BAJO, 2008 96 WA

SINE QUA NON, CHARDONNAY, MR. K THE NOBLEMAN 2002 96 WA

Sonoma.

Roussanne.

SINE QUA NON, SEMILLON, MR. K THE STRAW MAN 2006 (1) SINE QUA NON, CHARDONNAY, MR. K THE NOBLEMAN 2006 (2) 95 WA

This complex Pinot shows a mix of forest floor, porcini mushroom, dried currant and berry, with touches of smoke, anise and new oak. Pure, focused and concentrated, this is still very tightly wound, ending with a supple texture and a scent of rose petal. 100 WA 93 WS

Note: PER LOT 3 HF BTS (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 3 HF BTS (OWC)

Estimate: $900—1,100

Estimate: $900—1,100

Note: PER LOT 3 HF BTS (OWC) Estimate: $700—800

Note: PER LOT 1 Estimate: $400—450

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HARLAN ESTATE 1994

CHÂTEAU BEAUREGARD 2005 (2) 88 WA 94 WS CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 2005 (2) 89 WA 90 WS CHÂTEAU BOYD-CANTENAC 2005 (2) 92 WA 92 WS CHÂTEAU BEL AIR 2005 (1) 88 WA 87 WS CHÂTEAU CANTENAC BROWN 2005 (2) 87 WA 91 WS CHÂTEAU LES CARMES HAUT BRION 2005 (1) 93 WA 90 WS CLOS DU MARQUIS 2005 (1) 93 WA 93 WS CHÂTEAU CARBONNIEUX 2009 (1)

CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 2000 (1) 88 WA 90 WS CHÂTEAU LA CROIX DU CASSE 2000 (1) 88 WA 92 WS CHÂTEAU CANTENAC BROWN 2000 (1) 90 WA 92 WS CHÂTEAU FERRIERE 2000 (1) 88 WA 93 WS CHÂTEAU GRAND PUY LACOSTE 2000 (1) 94 WA 92 WS CHÂTEAU GRAND PONTET 2000 (1) 92 WA 92 WS CHÂTEAU GRAND CORBIN DESPAGNE 2000 (1) 90 WA 88 WS

Note: PER LOT 3 HF BTS (OWC) Estimate: $700—800

Napa Valley. Retains a youthful center of ripe plum, black cherry, wilted rose, black olive, sage and mineral flavors. Intense, balanced, focused and persistent, this is long on the finish. 100 WA 96 WS Note: PER LOT 2 BTS Estimate: $2,500—3,100

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CHÂTEAU BRANE CANTENAC 1996(1) 88 WA 90 WS CHÂTEAU HAUT BATAILLEY 1995 (1) 89 WA 92 WS CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR 1990 (6) (OWC) 86 WA 89 WS CHÂTEAU PALMER 2003 (1) 90 WS CHÂTEAU RAUZAN GASSIES 2000 (1) 92 WS

PAUL JABOULET AÎNE HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1996 (1) 94 WS STEINBERGER RHEINGAU RIESLING SPÄTLESE 1990 (2)

CHÂTEAU DAUZAC 2005 (3) 90 WA 92 WS CHÂTEAU DUHART MILON 2005 (1) 93 WA 93 WS CHÂTEAU DASSAULT 2005 (1) 91 WA 92 WS CHÂTEAU DU DOMAINE DE L’EGLISE 2005 (1) 90 WA 91 WS DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER 2005 (3) 95 WA 93 WS CHÂTEAU FOMBRAUGE 2005 (1) 92 WA 91 WS

CHÂTEAU HAUT MARBUZET 2005 (1) 89 WA 91 WS CHÂTEAU GRAND MAYNE 2005 (1) CHÂTEAU HAUT BATAILLEY 2005 (2) 91 WA 93 WS CHÂTEAU HAUT BAGES LIBERAL 2005 (1) 90 WA 93 WS CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE 2005 (2) 87 WA 93 WS CHÂTEAU LEOVILLE POYFERRE 2005 (1) 93 WA 92 WS

Note: PER LOT 3 BTS Estimate: $175—200

Note: PER LOT 10 BTS Note: PER LOT 10 BTS

Estimate: $600—700

Note: PER LOT 8 BTS Estimate: $700—800

Estimate: $600—700

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CHÂTEAU MOULIN SAINT-GEORGES 2005 (1) 92 WA CHÂTEAU PHELAN SEGUR 2005 (1) 88 WA 89 WS CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2005 (1) 89 WA 89 WS CHÂTEAU SAINT PIERRE 2005 (3) 94 WA CHÂTEAU SOCIANDO MALLET 2005 (1) 93 WA 88 WS CHÂTEAU DU TERTRE 2005 (1) 90 WA 88 WS

CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 2009 (3) 94 WA 91 WS CLOS DU MARQUIS 2009 (4) 93 WA 92 WS CHÂTEAU LA CROIX 2009 (1) CHÂTEAU CERTAN DE MAY 2009 (1) 93 WA 92 WS CHÂTEAU CALON SEGUR 2009 (2) 94 WA 93 WS CHÂTEAU CANON LA GAFFELIERE 2009 (1) 95 WA 96 WS

CHÂTEAU L’ARROSEE 2009 (1) 91 WA CHÂTEAU LAFON ROCHET 2009 (1) 90 WA 91 WS CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE BARON 2009 (2) 98 WA 95 WS CHÂTEAU RAUZAN GASSIES 2009 (2) 89 WA 89 WS CHÂTEAU SOCIANDO MALLET 2009 (3) 90 WA 88 WS CHÂTEAU DU TERTRE 2009 (1) 92 WA 91 WS CHÂTEAU BOURGNEUF 2009 (2) 87 WA 91 WS

CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR DE GAY 2009 (1) 95 WA 92 WS CHÂTEAU GRAND PUY LACOSTE 2009 (2) 95 WA 93 WS CHÂTEAU GRAND MAYNE 2009 (1) 93 WA 91 WS CHÂTEAU HAUT BAGES LIBERAL 2009 (3) 92 WA 91 WS CHÂTEAU HAUT BATAILLEY 2009 (2) 89 WA 90 WS CLOS DE L’ORATOIRE 2009 (1) 93 WA 94 WS

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS Note: PER LOT 8 BTS

Estimate: $650—700

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Estimate: $500—600 Estimate: $600—700

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CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 2010 (5) 92 WA 91 WS CHÂTEAU CERTAN DE MAY 2010 (1) 91 WA 94 WS DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER 2010 (3) 95 WA 93 WS CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE BARON 2011 (1) 91 WA 92 WS CHÂTEAU PONTET CANET 2010 (2) 100 WA 97 WS

RÉMY MARTIN LOUIS XIII- COGNAC GRAND CHAMPAGNE

RÉMY MARTIN LOUIS XIII- COGNAC GRAND CHAMPAGNE

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1997 (2) 89 WA 88 WS CHÂTEAU CANON LA GAFFE 1996 (2) 90 WA

Note: PER LOT 1 BT

Note: PER LOT 1 BT

Estimate: $1,500—1,800

Estimate: $1,400—1,700

Note: PER LOT 4 BTS Estimate: $1,000—1,200

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RAFANELLI TERRACE SELECT CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1995 (3) RAFANELLI DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL 1998 (2) 84 WS

BERINGER HOWELL MOUNTAIN BANCROFT RANCH MERLOT 1995 (1) 91 WA 92 WS MONDAVI CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE 1995 (1) 93 WA 89 WS CLOS DU VAL RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1992 (1) 88 WS MARKHAM VINEYARDS NAPA VALLEY MERLOT 1990 (1)

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1996 (3) 94 WA 96 WS CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1997 (2) 90 WA 89 WS

MUSIGNY 1996

Note: PER LOT 5 BTS

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé Note: PER LOT 5 BTS

Estimate: $400—500 Estimate: $2,000—2,400 Note: PER LOT 4 BTS Estimate: $250—300

Joseph Drouhin Rich and elegant, with raspberry flavors and a sinewy structure dominated by dry tannins. 91 WA 88 WS Note: PER LOT 1 BT Estimate: $500—600


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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1994 (2) 91 WA 90 WS CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1996 (3) 99 WA WS 95

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1996

SALON CUVÉE “S” CHAMPAGNE 1982

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

Le Mesnil-sur-Oger.

LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL 1993 (1 MAG) 90 WS VEUVE CLICQUOT PONSARDIN RESERVE 1996 (1)

Margaux. 1er Cru Classé

Gorgeous aromas of currant, berries and licorice. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long, caressing finish. 100 WA 95 WS

Every time we taste this wine we love it even more. High volume and high intensity, they pulled out all the stops to get the most fruit and vanilla flavors, fine acidity and a long finish. 95 WS 95 WA

Fully formed now, with a rush of steeped currant and black tea notes that are melded with a backdrop of anise, sandalwood, bergamot and charcoal. The long, suave finish lets the perfume linger, with a weighty feel. This seems to mark the start of the refinement of tannins; despite the power, this is all grace and elegance (Château Margaux 1996).

Note: PER LOT 3 BTS Estimate: $3,100—3,700

Note: PER LOT 1 MAG, 1 BT Estimate: $600—700

Note: PER LOT 2 BTS Estimate: $1,500—1,800

Note: PER LOT 5 BTS Estimate: $2,700—3,200

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CERETTO BRICCO ASILI BARBARESCO 1990 (1) 95 WA CERETTO BRICCO ROCCHE BRUNATE 1990 (1) ALBINO ROCCA BARBARESCO VIGNETO BRICH RONCHI 2001 (1) 92 WA 92 WS MONTESTEFANO BARBARESCO RISERVA 2000 (1) 93 WA 94 WS FULIGNI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1993 (2) 90 WA 91 WS

OPUS ONE 1993 (1) 93 WA 92 WS CAYMUS SPECIAL SELECTION 1988 (1) 85 WA 88 WS SILVER OAK ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1992 (1) 92 WA 87 WS DUNN NAPA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1995 (2) 94 WA 89 WS

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2000 (4) 95 WA 97 WS CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1996 (2) 98 WA 92 WS CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2000 (4) 97 WA 94 WS

CHÂTEAU MONTELENA 1997 (1 MAG) CHÂTEAU MONTELENA 1997 (2) CAYMUS SPECIAL SELECT 1997 (2) PENFOLDS GRANGE BIN 95 1995 (1)

St.-Julien. 2ème Cru Classé

Note: PER LOT 5 BTS + 1 MAG

Note: PER LOT 5 BTS

Note: PER LOT 10 BTS Estimate: $2,000—2,200

Estimate: $600—700 Note: PER LOT 6 BTS Estimate: $500—600

Estimate: $1,200—1,400


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DOMINUS 1997 (2) 94 WA 93 WS DOMINUS 1995 (2) 93 WA DOMINUS 1994 (3) 97 WA

CHÂTEAU PAPE CLÉMENT 2001 (3) 95 WA 90 WS CHÂTEAU PAPE CLÉMENT 2000 (3) 96 WA 92 WS CHÂTEAU PICHON BARON 2000 (3) 97 WA 93 WS

CHÂTEAU COS D’ESTOURNEL 1996 (2) 93 WA 90 WS CHÂTEAU CLINET 1996 (2) 91 WA 88 WS CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES 1996 (4) 93 WA 92 WS

CHÂTEAU PAVIE 1999 (3) 92 WA 93 WS CHÂTEAU PAVIE 1998 (2) 95 WA 92 WS E. GUIGAL CÔTE ROTIE LA LANDONNE 1998 (1) 95 WS

Note: PER LOT 9 BTS

Note: PER LOT 8 BTS

Note: PER LOT 5 BTS

Estimate: $1,400—1,600

Estimate: $1,100—1,300

Estimate: $1,600—1,800

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SASSICAIA 1997 (4) 87 WA 94 WS SOLAIA 1997 (2) 87 WA 97 WS

CHÂTEAU DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU 1996 (1 MAG) CHÂTEAU DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU 1996 (2)

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1996 (1 MAG) CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1996 (2)

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2000 (1) 100 WA

St.- Estèphe. 2ème Cru Classé

Note: PER LOT 1 BT

Napa Valley. Note: PER LOT 7 BTS Estimate: $1,600—1,800

Note: PER LOT 5 BTS Estimate: $1,800—2,000

St.-Julien. 2ème Cru Classé Intense aromas of cedar, vanilla, leather and blackberry. Full-bodied, with coffee, vanilla, ripe fruit and a medium finish. 96 WA 91 WS Note: PER LOT 2 BTS +1 MAG

Beautiful aromas of crushed berries and vanilla, with hints of licorice. Fullbodied, with sweet fruit and silky tannins. Long and caressing. 95 WA 92 WS Note: PER LOT (2 BTS + 1 MAG)

Estimate: $1,100—1,300 Estimate: $600—700

Pomerol.

Estimate: $4,000—4,500


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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1995 (1) 95 WA 97 WS CHÂTEAU PALMER 1999 (3) 95 WA 91 WS

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1999 (3) 93 WA 92 WS CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 1995 (1) 96 WA 95 WS

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1998 (1) 98 WA 95 WS CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1995 (1) 95 WA 96 WS

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1996

Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

Sweet tobacco, blackberries and violets on the nose. Subtle. Fullbodied and very tight, with fantastic tannins and a long caressing finish. Wonderful texture (Château Haut Brion 1995).

Intense aromas of blackberries, black licorice and currants, with mineral undertones. Full-bodied, with a solid core of tannins and a long, silky finish. Still holding back, but is concentrated and powerful. The 1996 is always talked about, but I think this is superior and will be in the future (Château Lafite Rothschild 1995).

Gorgeous aromas of currant, berries and licorice. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Still holding back. 100 WA 95 WS

Note: PER LOT 5 BTS Estimate: $1,100—1,300

Note: PER LOT 4 BTS Estimate: $1,500—1,800

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

Note: PER LOT 1 MAG Estimate: $1,800—2,000

Note: PER LOT 2 BTS Estimate: $1,500—1,800

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CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2000 (1) 99 WA 100 WS CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1999 (2) 93 WA 93 WS CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1995 (1) 96 WA 94 WS

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1983 (1) 91 WA 94 WS CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1984 (3) 80 WA 92 WS

RÉMY MARTIN ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS (1)

COURVOISIER ERTE COLLECTION (BTS 1-7)

Grand Champagne., impressed marks,

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

Note: PER LOT 1 BT (OWC)

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

Super-refined 1983 Bordeaux with an excellent deep ruby color and intense cigar-box, plum and berry aromas and flavors; there`s even a hint of mint. It`s full-bodied but very reserved in style with fine tannins and a seductively long finish (Château Mouton Rothschild 1983).

The Erté Courvoisier Collection consists of seven limited-edition bottles, each illustrating one stage in the cognac-making process. The bottles were designed by Erté, a Russian illustrator who was well known for his artistic contribution to the Art Deco movement. The bottles contain a blend of Grande Champagne cognac, some of which dates to the 19th century.

Compacted aromas of crushed currants and minerals, with roses and lilacs. Full-bodied, with masses of silky, refined tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes. Stunning. Best Latour since 1990 (Château Latour 2000). Note: PER LOT 4 BTS Estimate: $2,500—3,000

Estimate: $1,900—2,300

Note: PER LOT 4 BTS

Note: PER LOT 7 BTS (OC)

Estimate: $1,300—1,500

Estimate: $8,400—10,000


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RÉMY MARTIN LOUIS XIII- COGNAC GRAND CHAMPAGNE

RÉMY MARTIN CENTAURE CRISTAL- COGNAC GRAND CHAMPAGNE

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1985

CHÂTEAU PAULET BORDERIES TRES VIEILLES (1) COURVOISIER CHÂTEAU LIMOGES (1) DOMAINES BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD LAFITE TRES VIEILLE COGNAC (1) GASTON DE LAGRANGE V.S. COGNAC (1)

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé Note: PER LOT 1 BT (OC)

Note: PER LOT 1 BT (OC)

Estimate: $1,400—1,700 Estimate: $1,500—1,800

Surprisingly elegant, with lovely tobacco, cherry and berry aromas that blossom on the palate. Moderately soft tannins and a sweet, fruity finish. 90 WA 89 WS Note: PER LOT 10 BTS

Note: PER LOT 4 BTS (OC)

Estimate: $3,500—4,200

Estimate: $1,300—1,500

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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1983 (1) 96 WA 98 WS CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1985 (1) 88 WA 93 WS CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 1985 (3) 86 WA 81 WS

CHÂTEAU D’YQUEM 1975 (1) 99 WA 95 WS CHÂTEAU D’YQUEM 1983 (2) 96 WA 98 WS

KRUG COLLECTION BRUT 1961

KRUG CLOS DU MESNIL 1979

Mature and distinctive, exhibiting soya, beef bouillion, almond and kirsch aromas followed by concentrated flavors of honey, caramel, hazelnut and mushroom. Very powerful, intense and long, more like an aged wine in character. 97 WS

The very first bottling of Clos du Mesnil is a fantastic Champagne that blends fresh, lively fruit flavors with a plush texture and expansive finish. A bright citrus character evolves into mature flavors of mineral, vanilla and ginger that seem to melt in your mouth. It`s still totally firm in texture and strong in structure so there`s no great hurry to pop the cork. 99 WA 98 WS

Note: PER LOT 5 BTS

Sauternes.1er Cru Supérieur Note: PER LOT 3 BTS Estimate: $1,400—1,700

Estimate: $1,300—1,500

Note: PER LOT 1 BT (OWC) Estimate: $3,500—4,200

Note: PER LOT 1 BT (OWC) Estimate: $3,500—4,200


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CORDERO DI MONTEZEMOLO MONTFALLETTO BAROLO 1982 (1 MAG) LABET & DECHELETTE CHÂTEAU DE LA TOUR CLOS DE VOUGEOT 1985 (1 MAG) 90 WS MOET & CHANDON CUVEE 250EME ANNIVERSAIRE 1983 (1 MAG)

A. HARDY PERFECTION COGNAC (1)

RÉMY MARTIN ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS

CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 2005

Grand Champagne

Grand Champagne

Note: PER LOT 1 BT (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 1 BT (OWC)

Estimate: $6,000—7,000

Estimate: $1,900—2,300

Pessac-Léognan, 1er Cru Classé The mineral-laced 2005 Haut Brion (56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc) is exquisite. Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 2 BTS

Note: PER LOT (3 MAGS)

Estimate: $1,500—1,800 Estimate: $750—900

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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAILLY 2009

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2009

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1994 (2) CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 1989 (2)

CHÂTEAU LA GOMERIE 2000 (3) CHÂTEAU LA GOMERIE 2008 (1)

St.-Julien, 2éme Cru Classé

Pauillac. 5ème Cru Classé

St.-Emilion

This elegant, dark ruby/purple-colored 1998 exhibits aromas of lead pencil, blackberries, black raspberries, licorice, and vanillin. Deep, rich, and fullbodied, with excellent ripeness, beautiful symmetry as well as harmony, and moderate tannin in the finish, it will be at its best between 2002-2016. 100 WA 93 WS

Note: PER LOT 4 BTS

Two recent tastings of the 2000 La Gomerie both reinforced my comments of seven years ago. An interesting thing about this 100% Merlot is how well it ages. Perhaps it deserves more attention. Its dense purple color is followed by a beautiful perfume of spring flowers, creme de cassis, jammy black cherries, licorice, graphite, and espresso roast. Fullbodied, deep, superbly concentrated, pure, long, and made in a modern style, it should drink well for another decade. 96 WA 92 WS

Pessac-Léognan I have had this wine now four separate times since I wrote my official review after bottling of the 2009s. It goes from strength to strength, and it is not surprising that it is now one of the perfect wines of this great, great vintage – the finest vintage of Bordeaux that I have tasted in 37 years covering that epicenter for world-class quality in wine. Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 1 DMAG Estimate: $600—700

Note: PER LOT 3 BTS Estimate: $700—800

Estimate: $400—450

Note: PER LOT 4 BTS Estimate: $425—475


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CHÂTEAU CHASSE-SPLEEN 2009 (3) CHÂTEAU CHASSE-SPLEEN 1989 (3) CHÂTEAU CHASSE-SPLEEN 1989 (1)

CHÂTEAU SIRAN 2009

CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-GASSIES 2009

CHÂTEAU TOUR ST. BONNET 2009

Margaux

Margaux, 2éme Cru Classé

Médoc

Forward and fleshy, with a plush feel to the crushed fig, plum and steeped currant fruit, inlaid with anise, mulled spice and incense. Shows solid length, with lots of cocoa lingering on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 4,000 cases made. 90 WA 90 WS

A masculine-styled, dense purplecolored 2009, this cuvee offers up scents of charcoal, asphalt, black currants, incense, and crushed rocks. This deep, medium to full-bodied, well-made Margaux is broader, richer, and more substantial than usual, with more alcohol as well as substance. The tannins are ripe and wellintegrated. This is a 30-year wine. (Tasted two times.) 90 WA 89 WS

A sleeper of the vintage, this consistently over-achieving Medoc has a character unlike a low-level Pauillac. Black currants galore intermixed with some crushed rock, licorice, tobacco leaf and spice box are all present in this deep ruby/purple-colored, medium to fullbodied wine. The tannins are sweet and extra fleshy, and the wine ideal for drinking over the next decade. 88 WA

Moulis This polished, precise red exhibits delicious mulled black cherry, sleek cassis and dark plum fruit all inlaid with hints of toasted spice and mesquite. A nice flash of chalk helps give the finish cut. Drink now through 2015. 29,165 cases made. 90 WA 90 WS

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $700—800

Make no mistake about it, the 1989 Chasse-Spleen is the finest wine this property has produced since their great 1949. Additional information available on our website.

Note: PER LOT 11 BTS

Note: PER LOT 11 BTS

Estimate: $600—700 Estimate: $350—400

Note: PER LOT 7 BTS Estimate: $350—450

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CHEVALIER DE LASCOMBES 2009

LA PARDE DE HAUT-BAILLY 2009

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAILLY 2009

LA PARDE DE HAUT-BAILLY 2009

Ventoux

Pessac-Léognan

Pessac-Léognan

Pessac-Léognan

Offers a rich, very dense feel, but stays racy thanks to a strong graphite frame around the core of roasted fig, plum sauce and maduro tobacco. Muscular but defined on the finish, with a long tarry edge in reserve. This shows serious depth and is more backward than most of its peers. Should really stretch out nicely in the cellar. Best from 2017 through 2035. 6,665 cases made. 100 WA 94 WS

Note: PER LOT 1 DMAG (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 11 BTS Estimate: $600—700

Note: PER LOT 1 DMAG (OWC) Estimate: $225—250

Note: PER LOT 1 IMP (OWC) Estimate: $900—1,000

Estimate: $225—250


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CHÂTEAU BARDE-HAUT 2009

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAILLY 2009

CHÂTEAU PAVIE-DECESSE 2008

St.-Emilion

Pessac-Léognan

St.-Emilion

St.-Julien

This shows a lightly roasted edge, leading to coffee and warm blackberry confiture flavors followed by slightly jammy plum and black cherry cobbler notes. The lush finish picks up definition, though, with a nice singed apple wood note and solid drive. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2013 through 2025. 3,330 cases made. 94 WA 93 WS

Offers a rich, very dense feel, but stays racy thanks to a strong graphite frame around the core of roasted fig, plum sauce and maduro tobacco. Muscular but defined on the finish, with a long tarry edge in reserve. This shows serious depth and is more backward than most of its peers. Should really stretch out nicely in the cellar. Best from 2017 through 2035. 6,665 cases made. 100 WA 94 WS

This is exotic and ambitious, with tiers of anise, violet, roasted fig, melted licorice and racy graphite offset by lush spice and blackberry confiture notes. The powerful finish lets everything play out with excellent definition. Unabashedly modern. Best from 2013 through 2021. 666 cases made. 94 WA 92 WS

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 1 DMAG (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 1 DMAG (OWC)

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Estimate: $350—400

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $500—600

Estimate: $180—220 Estimate: $600—700

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CHÂTEAU PAVIE 2006

CHÂTEAU LE GAY 1982

St.-Emilion

Pomerol

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAGES LIBÉRAL 2008 (3) CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAGES LIBÉRAL 2004 (3)

Very pretty and precise on the nose, with vanilla, blackberry and floral aromas. Full-bodied, with firm tannins and a racy finish. A bit lean, but solid and well-structured. Best after 2012. WA 95

Made by the same team that produced the perfect 1982 Lafleur, this wine had been forgotten in my cellar. Additional information available on our website.

CHÂTEAU LA CROIX DE GAY 2009 (3) CHÂTEAU LA CROIX DE GAY 2008 (1) CHÂTEAU GRAND CORBINDESPAGNE (3) Pomerol

This solid red shows juicy dark plum, loganberry and blackberry fruit backed by lots of sweet tobacco, iron and roasted sage. A streak of roasted cedar moves subtly through the finish. Drink now through 2015. 88 WA 89 WS. Additional information available on our website.

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 2 BTS Estimate: $450—500

A blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc from this well-situated vineyard on the plateau of Pomerol. Additional information available on our website.

Estimate: $1,100—1,300

Pauillac

Note: PER LOT 7 BTS

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS

Estimate: $400—450

Estimate: $350—450


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CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAILLY 2010

LES PENSEES DE LAFLEUR 2006

CHÂTEAU LA CONFESSION 2005

Pessac-Léognan

Pomerol

CHÂTEAU BRANE-CANTENAC 2008 (3) CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 2004 (2) CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 1994 (1)

Deep plum/purple, Haut-Bailly’s 2010 required some coaxing to appreciate its subtle notes of barbecue smoke, lead pencil shavings and creme de cassis as well as its touches of pomegranate and forest floor. The oak is pushed far into the background and the tannins are extremely silky, but the intensity of the wine is profound and the finish lingers for close to 55 seconds. This wine is ripe yet delicate, powerful yet stylish, and essentially resembles a remarkable fashion design from a house of haute couture. This wine needs a good 7-8 years of bottle age and should keep for 40-50+ years. Additional information available on our website.

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $5,200—5,700

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS Estimate: $450—550

St.-Emilion Very floral and fruity, with hints of blackberry and flowers. Medium- to full-bodied, with firm tannins and a good density of fruit. Long and racy. A little reserved, but pretty. Best after 2011. 95 WA 89 WS Note: PER LOT 12 BTS Estimate: $700—800

Note: PER LOT 9 BTS Estimate: $500—600

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CHÂTEAU CANTENAC-BROWN 1990

CHÂTEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE 2005

CHÂTEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE 2005

Margaux, 3éme Cru Classé

Pessac-Léognan,

Pessac-Léognan,

MONTRACHET MARQUIS DE LAGUICHE GRAND CRU 1994 (1) MONTRACHET MARQUIS DE LAGUICHE GRAND CRU 1982 (2)

Blockbuster. Very dark ruby color. Wonderful ripe berry, currant and floral aromas. Full-bodied, with a dense fruit structure and loads of tannins. This is very young.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2006. 15,000 cases made. WA 88 WS 93

This sensational, opaque blue/purplecolored wine from Smith Haut Lafitte has a gorgeous floral nose with notes of graphite, blueberries, blackberries, and cassis that jump from the glass of this inky, very dense, yet strikingly pure wine. Additional information available on our website.

Very grapey, with black licorice and mineral character. Full-bodied, with hints of new wood and spices. Big and velvety. This is balanced and very silky, with harmonious yet chewy tannins. This is a different style from the 2003, but it`s equally impressive. A wonderful young wine. Best after 2013. 8,000 cases made. 98 WA 93 WS

Note: PER LOT 1 DMAG

Note: PER LOT 11 BTS Estimate: $1,200—1,400

Note: PER LOT 1 JERO (OWC)

Estimate: $300—350 Estimate: $700—900

Domaine Joseph Drouhin Note: PER LOT 3 BTS Estimate: $2,600—2,900


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CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1996

CHÂTEAU COS D`ESTOURNEL 2003

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2010

Pessac-Léognan, 1er Cru Classé

St.-Estèphe, 2éme Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU COS D`ESTOURNEL 1988 (1) CHÂTEAU COS D`ESTOURNEL 1985 (3)

Note: PER LOT 5 BTS

Gorgeous aromas of blackberry, spice and mineral. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a long, long finish. This is first-growth quality. Best after 2012. 15,000 cases made. WA 97 WS 97

Estimate: $2,100—2,500

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS Estimate: $1,400—1,700

St.-Estèphe. 2ème Cru Classé The 1988 has an intriguing bouquet of exotic spices and black fruits. Savagely tannic in its youth, the wine has softened and developed more charm and appeal. Still deep ruby/purple in color, with little signs of age, this medium-bodied, slightly austere wine possesses good cassis fruit, excellent purity, and an elegant, classic style. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2012. Last tasted 10/96. 87 WA 92 WS. Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 4 BTS

St.-Estèphe, 2éme Cru Classé This is considered to be among the greatest vintages ever made in Montrose, right up with the 1929, 1945, 1947, 1959, 1961, 1989, 1990 and 2009. Harvest was October 15 to 17. The wine has really come on since I last tasted it, and it needs at least another 10 years of cellaring. The blend was 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine is opaque black/blue, with an incredible nose of blueberry and blackberry liqueur, with hints of incense, licorice, and acacia flowers. Tannins are incredibly sweet and very present. Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 5 BTS

Estimate: $700—900 Estimate: $1,100—1,300

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CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2008

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2005

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2003

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1990 (2) CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 1989 (2)

St.-Estèphe, 2éme Cru Classé

St.-Estèphe, 2éme Cru Classé

St.-Estèphe, 2éme Cru Classé

One of the superstars of the vintage, this classic Montrose is not as showy or opulent as the 2010, 2009 or 2003, but it offers a dense purple color followed by gorgeously sweet black raspberry and black currant fruit intermixed with loamy, earthy, forest floor notes, a floral component and a long, full-bodied finish. The 2008 was fashioned from yields of 44 hectoliters per hectare which is slightly less than the 2010`s 45 hectoliters per hectare. Forget it for 5-8 years and drink it over the following 20+. 95 WA

Black licorice and blackberry aromas, with hints of mineral, lead to a fullbodied palate. Very chewy, with loads of tannins, yet this follows through with beautifully ripe fruit, mineral and mint. Fascinating. Best after 2012. 25,555 cases made. 94 WA 94 WS

Note: This was not in the tasting in Montrose, but I had it several times in Asia as well as recently from my own cellar. The grapes were harvested between September 11 and 26. The blend in 2003 was 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot (a very high percentage), 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine, unlike most 2003s, has a freshness and liveliness provided by their extraordinary terroir. Additional information available on our website.

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $1,300—1,500

Note: PER LOT 3 MAGS Estimate: $1,000—1,200

Note: PER LOT 3 BTS

St.-Estèphe The final blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc was harvested between September 14 and October 3. The spring was cold, yet summer was extremely hot and dry – one of the hottest vintages since 1949. The fact that virtually no rain fell in September served as a catalyst to get all the grapes ripe and in cellars. Some bottles of this wine have a definite brett population that gives off the notes of sweaty horses, but this one did not. Additional information available on our website.

Estimate: $700—900 Note: PER LOT 4 BTS Estimate: $1,400—1,700


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LA DAME DE MONTROSE 2009

LA DAME DE MONTROSE 2009

LA DAME DE MONTROSE 2009

Pessac-Léognan, 1er Cru Classé

St.-Estèphe

St.-Estèphe

St.-Estèphe

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. Additional information available on our website.

Over the last twenty years, Montrose`s second wine, La Dame de Montrose has been an excellent buy. The 2009 La Dame de Montrose (almost all Merlot with a tiny bit of Cabernet Sauvignon) is a seductive, succulent effort revealing silky tannins, abundant blueberry and blackberry fruit notes intermixed with notions of damp earth, truffles and camphor, and an appealing, luscious personality. Enjoy it over the next 1015 years. 91 WA

Over the last twenty years, Montrose`s second wine, La Dame de Montrose has been an excellent buy. The 2009 La Dame de Montrose (almost all Merlot with a tiny bit of Cabernet Sauvignon) is a seductive, succulent effort revealing silky tannins, abundant blueberry and blackberry fruit notes intermixed with notions of damp earth, truffles and camphor, and an appealing, luscious personality. Enjoy it over the next 1015 years. 91 WA

Over the last twenty years, Montrose`s second wine, La Dame de Montrose has been an excellent buy. The 2009 La Dame de Montrose (almost all Merlot with a tiny bit of Cabernet Sauvignon) is a seductive, succulent effort revealing silky tannins, abundant blueberry and blackberry fruit notes intermixed with notions of damp earth, truffles and camphor, and an appealing, luscious personality. Enjoy it over the next 1015 years. 91 WA

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS

Note: PER LOT 1 IMP (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 1 IMP (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 1 DMAG (OWC)

Estimate: $10,000—12,000

Estimate: $500—600

Estimate: $500—600

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CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHCHILD 2005

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHCHILD 1983

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2004

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1996

Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé

Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé Tear on 1 label

Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé

Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé

A terrific effort from Administrator Frederic Engerer and owner Francois Pinault, the dark ruby/purple-tinged 2004 Latour exhibits a strong cassis character intermixed with notes of crushed rocks, earth, cedar, and forest floor. Racy, elegant, but powerful with medium to full body, and sweet tannin, it will benefit from 5-7 years of cellaring, and should keep for three decades. It is a very impressive offering. 95 WA 95 WS

Fabulous aromas of crushed raspberries, plums and blackberries. Mind-blowing nose. Full-bodied, with soft and silky tannins and a long caressing finish. Hard not to drink now, but leave it alone.--`95/`96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2010. 17,000 cases made. 100 WA 96 WS

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC)

Estimate: $5,000—6,000

Beautiful, elegant red, blue and black fruits (89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Merlot) as well as some graphite and spice notes jump from the glass of the 2005 Lafite Rothschild. Medium-bodied, with superb purity and texture, this is not a blockbuster by any means, but a meticulously made, lovely-textured Pauillac. Long and pure, this wine should drink well for 25-30 years. There is no danger in pulling the cork on it today. 95 WA 98 WS Note: PER LOT 3 BTS Estimate: $3,000—3,500

Another excellent vintage for Lafite. Extremely fresh, with lovely blackberry and cassis character, a medium body and full tannins. Needs time. Try after 1996.--The Bordeaux 50. 93 WA 91 WS Note: PER LOT 3 BTS Estimate: $1,800—2,100

Estimate: $6,000—7,000

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CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1982 (2) CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1972 (1)

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1986

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1982

CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1983 (1) CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1979 (1)

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé

Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé

Pessac-Léognan. 1er Cru Classé

Always somewhat atypical (which I suspect will be the case with the more modern day 2003), the 1982 Latour has been the most opulent, flamboyant, and precocious of the northern Medocs, especially the St.Juliens, Pauillacs, and St.-Estephes. It hasn’t changed much over the last 1015 years, revealing sweet tannins as well as extraordinarily decadent, even extravagant levels of fruit, glycerin, and body. It is an amazing wine, and on several occasions, Additional information available on our website.

Deep garnet-black colour. An incredible array of aromas on the nose: blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, espresso, leather, black olive and loam. The palate is absolutely seamless from first impression to finish, effortlessly building layers of complexity in the mouth and leading to a very long, earth and spice finish. I can’t see how this could possibly be improvement so have no alternative but concede perfection. Drink now to 2045+. 100 WA 99 WS

This wine remains one of the legends of Bordeaux. It has thrown off the backward, youthful style that existed during its first 25 years of life, and over the last 4-5 years has developed such secondary nuances as cedar and spice box. The creme de cassis, underlying floral note, full-bodied power, extraordinary purity, multilayered texture, and finish of over a minute are a showcase for what this Chateau accomplished in 1982. The wine is still amazingly youthful, vibrant, and pure. It appears capable of remaining fruity and vibrant in 2082! Additional information available on our website.

One of the top three or four wines of the vintage, the 1979 Haut-Brion has put on weight in its evolution in the bottle, and although fully mature, shows no signs of decline. The color is a dark garnet with some amber at the edge. The wine shows a very sweet nose of fruitcake intermixed with damp earth, tobacco, smoke, liquid mineral, black currants, and a hint of creosote. Medium to fullbodied, with excellent power and lushness, this is an atypically rich, layered, authoritatively flavorful wine that seems almost out of character for the vintage. 93 WA

Note: PER LOT 3 BTS

Note: PER LOT 3 BTS Estimate: $2,600—3,000

Estimate: $2,600—2,800

Note: PER LOT 2 BTS

Note: PER LOT 2 BTS Estimate: $700—800

Estimate: $2,200—2,400

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CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1995

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2002 (6) CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 1978 (2)

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE BARON 2005

Pauillac. 2ème Cru Classé

The 2005 Pichon Baron has a dense ruby/purple color, sweet crème de cassis fruit, lots of cedar wood and forest floor, medium to full body, ripe tannin, and a long finish of a good 30+ seconds. This is a beauty and one of the most successful Pauillacs of this vintage. Drink it now through 2035. 93 WA

CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE BARON 2004 (2) CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE BARON 1987 (3) CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE BARON 1986 (3)

Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé Aromas of ripe fruit and grilled meat follow through to a full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and a long caressing finish. Very beautiful wine. Mouton shows finesse yet richness in this vintage.--`95/`96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2007. 95 WA 94 WS Note: PER LOT 1 IMP Estimate: $4,200—5,000

One of the best wines of the vintage, this is a classic Pauillac that is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot. Dense ruby/purple in color with a glorious nose of melted licorice, lavender, barbecue smoke, black currants, and graphite, the wine is tannic, classically structured with an opaque ruby/purple color, beautiful definition, and a 1996-ish personality. Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 8 BTS Estimate: $1,400—1,600

Pauillac, 2éme Cru Classé

Note: PER LOT 5 MAGS Estimate: $1,700—2,000

Pauillac. 2éme Cru Classé Note: PER LOT 8 BTS Estimate: $850—950


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CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2010

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2010

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2010

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2009

Pauillac, 5iéme Cru Classé

Pauillac, 5iéme Cru Classé

Pauillac, 5iéme Cru Classé

Pauillac, 5iéme Cru Classé

This is big, broad and powerfully rendered, but remarkably polished and refined at the same time. An enormous core of roasted fig, blackberry and black currant fruit is suavely wrapped with roasted apple wood and sandalwood, while dark espresso, loam and warm paving stone notes drive the finish. Very long, with a great tug of scorched earth at the end. A terrific combination of power and precision. Best from 2020 through 2040. 25,000 cases made. 100 WA 97 WS

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. Additional information available on our website.

This is big, broad and powerfully rendered, but remarkably polished and refined at the same time. An enormous core of roasted fig, blackberry and black currant fruit is suavely wrapped with roasted apple wood and sandalwood, while dark espresso, loam and warm paving stone notes drive the finish. Very long, with a great tug of scorched earth at the end. A terrific combination of power and precision. Best from 2020 through 2040. 25,000 cases made. 100 WA 97 WS

This is amazingly expressive now considering how huge it is, with stunning espresso and warm fig confiture aromas followed by lush layer after layer of blackberry paste, cassis and plum sauce. A terrific loam underpinning strides in on the finish, which is weighty but sports serious cut. Equal parts fruit and earth. Best from 2018 through 2038. 26,665 cases made. 100 WA 96 WS

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 1 IMP (OWC)

Estimate: $2,900—3,500

Estimate: $1,000—1,200

Estimate: $1,900—2,200

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $1,000—1,200

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC)

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CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2009

CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1966

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2009

CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2009

Pauillac, 5iéme Cru Classé

Pessac-Léognan, 1er Cru Classé

Pauillac, 5iéme Cru Classé

Pauillac, 5iéme Cru Classé

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. Additional information available on our website.

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. Additional information available on our website.

Note: PER LOT 1 IMP (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 1 IMP (OWC)

Estimate: $1,900—2,200

Estimate: $1,900—2,200

This is amazingly expressive now considering how huge it is, with stunning espresso and warm fig confiture aromas followed by lush layer after layer of blackberry paste, cassis and plum sauce. A terrific loam underpinning strides in on the finish, which is weighty but sports serious cut. Equal parts fruit and earth. Best from 2018 through 2038. 26,665 cases made. 100 WA 96 WS Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 2 BTS Estimate: $800—900

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CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2010

LES HAUTS DE PONTET CANET 2009

LES HAUTS DE PONTET CANET 2009

LES HAUTS DE PONTET CANET 2009

Pauillac

Pauillac

Pauillac

Note: PER LOT 1 DMAG (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 1 DMAG (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 1 DMAG (OWC)

Estimate: $300—350

Estimate: $300—350

Estimate: $300—350

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LES HAUTS DE PONTET CANET 2009

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2004 (1) CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2000 (1) PAVILLON ROUGE DE CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2004 (2)

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1991 (1) CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1990 (1) CHÂTEAU MARGAUX LE PAVILLON ROUGE 1998 (1)

CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION 1947

Margaux

Margaux

The supple-textured 2004 Chateau Margaux is reminiscent of the 2001 or 1999. It exhibits a superb blue/purple color to the rim as well as sweet aromas of flowers, blueberries, creme de cassis, licorice, and smoke, superb fruit intensity, medium body, classic elegance, and silky, sweet tannin in the long finish. This beauty can be drunk now or cellared for two decades or more. 93 WA. Additional information available on our website.

Margaux`s 1991 is a candidate for "wine of the vintage." It reveals a deep ruby color, and a tight but promising nose of rich cassis, licorice, and toasty new oak. Dense, medium to full-bodied, with plenty of depth, it possesses moderate tannin and a long, rich finish. Anticipated maturity: 1996-2007. A bigger, more powerful wine than Margaux`s 1987, it is close in quality to the estate`s 1988. Additional information available on our website.

Pauillac, 5iéme Cru Classé This is big, broad and powerfully rendered, but remarkably polished and refined at the same time. An enormous core of roasted fig, blackberry and black currant fruit is suavely wrapped with roasted apple wood and sandalwood, while dark espresso, loam and warm paving stone notes drive the finish. Very long, with a great tug of scorched earth at the end. A terrific combination of power and precision. Best from 2020 through 2040. 25,000 cases made. 100 WA 97 WS Note: PER LOT 1 IMP (OWC) Estimate: $1,900—2,200

Pauillac Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $600—700

Note: PER LOT 4 BTS

Note: PER LOT 3 BTS

Estimate: $1,700—2,000 Estimate: $1,700—2,000

Pessac-Léognan, 1er Cru Classé

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CHÂTEAU MAROJALLIA 2000

CHÂTEAU PALMER 2002 (12) ALTER EGO DE PALMER 2001 (1)

CHÂTEAU PALMER 1982

CHÂTEAU GAZIN 2001

Margaux. 3ème Cru Classé

Pomerol

Rich aromas of vanilla, chocolate and berry follow through to a full-bodied palate, with ultrafine tannins and a long, silky finish. Very fine indeed. Palmer shows power with finesse here. Best after 2007. 8,500 cases made. 91 WS

A well-crafted red with beautiful structure. Dark ruby-garnet in color, with a lot of violet and earth aromas. Full-bodied, with loads of silky tannins and a long, sweet fruit finish. Has always been outstanding.--1982 Bordeaux horizontal. Drink now. 90 WS

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC); 1 BT

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS

Estimate: $2,300—2,500

Estimate: $1,800—2,000

A sleeper of the vintage, and possibly the finest Gazin I have ever tasted, the 2001 reveals the best integration of oak at this property in many years. An opaque plum/purple color is accompanied by a glorious bouquet of burning embers, roasted meats, espresso, and sweet plum and blackberry fruit. Richer and deeper than it appeared from barrel, with a tremendous finish, this full-bodied, impressive effort represents a breakthrough for Gazin. There are 6,000 cases of this 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc blend. One of the more backward wines of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2020+. 94 WA 89 WS

Margaux Margaux. 3ème Cru Classé From the partnership of Jean-Luc Thunevin and Muriel Andraud, the 2000 Marojallia was thought to be a flash-in-the-pan garage wine in 2000, but it is showing its stature and gravitas with its powerful evolution. The wine has a deep ruby/purple color and a beautiful nose of subtle charcoal, jus de viande, violets, blueberries, and black currants. Elegant yet full, pure, and substantial, this wine has wonderful suppleness, length, and a terrific finish. The tannins are round, and the wine ideally should be drunk over the next 10-15+ years. 96 WA Note: PER LOT 7 BTS

Note: PER LOT 11 BTS

Estimate: $900—1,000

Estimate: $750—800

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CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2006 (3) CHÂTEAU ANGÉLUS 2005 (3)

CHÂTEAU AUSONE 2005

CHÂTEAU AUSONE 1997

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 2004

St.-Emilion, Grand Cru

St.-Emilion, Grand Cru

St.-Emilion, 1er Cru Classé

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 100 WS

Pure fruit on the nose, with violet, berry and raspberry aromas. Mediumbodied, with silky tannins and a long, polished finish. Super well done for the vintage. 91 WA 90 WS

Eighty thousand bottles of 2004 Cheval Blanc were produced from a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot. Subtle herb, menthol, cranberry, black currant, and licorice aromas emerge from this dark ruby/plum-colored wine. It is medium-bodied and elegant with plenty of sweet fruit, but not a lot of weight or intensity. The complexity and nobility of Cheval Blanc’s gravelly terroir is apparent in this delicate, subtle St.-Emilion. Give it a few years to develop additional aromatics, and drink it over the following 12-15. 90 WA

St.-Emilion This is another sleeper of the vintage from Hubert de Boüard. The 2006 reminds me somewhat of the 2001, perhaps not quite as lush at this state, but underrated as a vintage at this property. Dense purple, with sweet boysenberry, blueberry and blackraspberry fruit, licorice, chocolate and a touch of barbecue smoke, a bit of graphite also makes an appearance in this full-bodied, opulent wine that seems to be maturing much like the 2001. Drink it over the next 20-25 years. Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 6 BTS Estimate: $1,900—2,100

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS Estimate: $7,200—8,000

Note: PER LOT 2 BTS Estimate: $800—900

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CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 2004

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT BRION 2005

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1998

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1983 (1) CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1966 (1)

St.-Emilion, 1er Cru Classé

St.-Emilion, 1er Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan, Grand Cru Classé

Eighty thousand bottles of 2004 Cheval Blanc were produced from a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot. Subtle herb, menthol, cranberry, black currant, and licorice aromas emerge from this dark ruby/plum-colored wine. It is medium-bodied and elegant with plenty of sweet fruit, but not a lot of weight or intensity. The complexity and nobility of Cheval Blanc’s gravelly terroir is apparent in this delicate, subtle St.-Emilion. Give it a few years to develop additional aromatics, and drink it over the following 12-15. 90 WA Note: PER LOT 6 BTS (OWC)

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

St.-Emilion I seriously underestimated this wine, as I have often tended to do with Cheval Blanc. A potentially immortal example that has gained significant weight since it has been bottled, this blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot has a saturated purple color and a glorious nose of menthol, plums, mulberries, new saddle leather, cocoa, and vanilla. Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 3 BTS Estimate: $1,800—2,100

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC)

A glorious wine, and one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage, Cheval Blanc’s 1983 shows far more evolved color than its older sibling, the 1982. With explosive aromatic notes of sweet jammy plum, black currant, smoke, coffee, and Asian spice, opulent, medium to fullbodied and lush, this is a gorgeous, very sexy, seductive style of Cheval Blanc that has been consistently delicious from the time it was bottled. It shows no signs of decline despite some increasing amber in the color. The tannins are still sweet, the fruit very present, and the wine totally intact. 93 WA Note: PER LOT 1 BT; 1 HF BT

Estimate: $2,400—2,900 Estimate: $5,700—6,800

Estimate: $600—700

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LE PETIT CHEVAL 2000 (3) LE PETIT CHEVAL 1999 (1)

CHÂTEAU LARCIS DUCASSE 2009

CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE 2008 (3) CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE 1990 (12)

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2008

St.-Julien

St.-Julien, 2éme Cru Classé

The dark ruby/purple-hued 2008 reveals an angular, austere personality along with medium to full-bodied, deep, concentrated fruit. An unusually backward and highly tannic 2008, it will benefit from 3-4 years of cellaring and should keep for 20 years. It is a very good wine, but it is not pleasant to drink at present. Additional information available on our website.

A classic style of Las Cases that is somewhat masculine for the vintage, tannic and backward, and less formidably concentrated than the 2009 or 2010, the 2008 needs 7-8 years of cellaring. Dense purple, the aromatics are closed, but with coaxing and aggressive swirling, notes of crushed rock, black currants and some forest floor notes emerge. Additional information available on our website.

St.-Emilion St.-Emilion Note: PER LOT 3 BTS; 1 DMAG Estimate: $900—1,000

This has the fleshy, almost corpulent feel of the vintage, with enticing linzer torte, currant preserves, blackberry coulis and melted licorice notes. Warm and inviting already, with a nice sappy feel at the core. The finish picks up a slightly extracted, chewy edge that lacks the vivacity of the `05 or `10. Although well-stuffed and worthy of cellaring, the minerality may have dissipated by the time this comes of age.—Larcis Ducasse nonblind vertical (December 2012). Best from 2015 through 2025. 2,500 cases made. 96 WA 93 WS Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $900—1,100

Note: PER LOT 15 BTS

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS (OWC)

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CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2005 (3) CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2004 (3)

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2004

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1989

St.-Julien, 2éme Cru Classé

St.-Julien, 2éme Cru Classé

St.-Julien

Intense aromas of currant, blackberry and light vanilla. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Layered, with everything in the right proportion for the vintage. Excellent. Reminds me of the 1996. Best after 2012. 20,000 cases made. 93 WA 95 WS

Very ripe, with raisin and dried fruits on the nose. You can smell the sundried grapes. Full-bodied, delivering firm tannins and a very fresh palate. Long and flavorful, offering currant, berries and all sorts of dark fruits, but turns lightly earthy and floral. This is a thoroughly complex wine. Just starting to really open into the mature 20-year-old wine it is, but such a great life ahead of it. Muscular.— `89/`99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009). Drink now. 90 WA 96 WS

St.-Julien, 2éme Cru Classé 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. Fullbodied, 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 100 WS Note: PER LOT 1 DMAG (OWC)

This is breathtaking. Black in color, with incredible aromas of crushed blackberry, mineral, licorice and lead pencil. Full-bodied, with a mindblowing texture of seamless tannins that coat every millimeter of the palate. Goes on and on, with licorice, currant and flowers. Time will tell if it`s better than the 2000. Best after 2017. 20,000 cases made. Additional information available on our website.

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS Estimate: $1,400—1,600

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS

Estimate: $1,100—1,300

Estimate: $2,000—2,200

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CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT BRION 2004

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2005

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1990 (11) CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1973 (3)

CHÂTEAU MALESCOT-ST.-EXUPÉRY 2010

St.-Julien. 2ème Cru Classé

Gorgeous, flowery, classic Margaux once again, the 2010 Malescot St.Exupery continues to show virtually no toasty oak, given the impeccable balance and full-bodied, full-throttle style it possesses. Black raspberries, creme de cassis and spring floral notes intermixed with forest floor and a hint of charcoal are followed by an opulent, sexy, full-bodied wine whose tannins have become much sweeter, while the wine is less restrained yet still exuberant and impressive. Additional information available on our website.

St.-Julien, 2éme Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan, Grand Cru Classé While La Mission Haut-Brion’s 2004 is not one of this estate’s top successes, it is an outstanding wine, no doubt because of this extraordinary terroir. Deep ruby/purple with notes of lead pencil shavings intermixed with black cherries, cassis, and a hint of scorched earth, medium body, sweet tannin, and a good, but uninspiring finish, this attractive, mid-weight La Mission should age nicely for 15 or more years. 90 WA 91 WS Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC)

Léoville Barton’s 2005 has an inky ruby/purple color and shows fairly high tannin levels, but the balance is slightly better that the Langoa Barton, which is very hard. This is probably a 30-year wine and needs at least another 20 years of cellaring, and while the tannins are high, they are balanced more thoroughly and competently. With deep cassis and red currant fruit, the wine is earthy, spicy, medium to full-bodied, and needs at least another decade. Drink it between 2025 and 2050. 92 WA 96 WS Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC)

Estimate: $1,800—2,000

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Note: PER LOT 14 BTS Estimate: $1,700—1,900

Margaux, 3éme Cru Classé

Note: PER LOT 1 DMAG (OWC)

Estimate: $1,100—1,300 Estimate: $350—400


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CHÂTEAU LA TOUR CARNET 2009

CHÂTEAU PAVIE MACQUIN 2000

CHÂTEAU LES GRANDS CHÊNES 2009

CHÂTEAU FERRAN 2009

Haut-Médoc, 4éme Cru Classé

St.-Emilion

Pessac-Léognan Médoc

This dense purple wine displays notes of charcoal, subtle toast and white chocolate as well as blueberry and blackberry liqueur intermixed with hints of graphite and licorice. Dense, full-bodied, unctuously textured, and quite long and thick, this concentrated, impressively endowed wine is silky-textured and already accessible. However, I suspect its best days are at least 5-7 years ahead of it. It should keep for a minimum of two decades. Additional information available on our website.

A beautiful crushed rock/liqueur of minerality characterizes this inky/purple-hued St.-Emilion. Tannic, with lots of pure black raspberry and black cherry fruit intermixed with a notion of charcoal as well as the aforementioned rocky/powdered stone component, this long distance runner requires another 5-6 years of cellaring. It should age easily through 2030+. 95 WA 94 WS

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC)

Estimate: $1,100—1,300

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC)

Estimate: $350—400

One of the cru bourgeois estates in the empire of Bernard Magrez, this may possibly be the best wine Les Grands Chenes has yet made. From old vines (average age 45) in the very northern part of the Medoc, the final blend of 51% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc hit 14% natural alcohol. The wine displays loads of espresso roast, black chocolate, creme de cassis, forest floor and tobacco leaf in a fullbodied, opulent, and flamboyant style. Dense, rich and deep in fruit, it exhibits the plush, silky tannins that are a signature of Michel Rolland, the overall consultant for all of the Magrez estates. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. 90 WA 89 WS

This is the finest wine I have ever tasted from this estate, and it is a justifiable sleeper of the vintage. A blend of 65% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine has a dark ruby/purple color and a deep nose of unsmoked cigar tobacco, burning embers, kirsch and black currants. Medium to full-bodied and deep, with silky textures and tremendous amounts of fruit and glycerin, this wine is irresistible already and should continue to drink well for a decade or more. 90 WA Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $350—400

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $350—400

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CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 1953 (1) CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 1970 (3) CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 1982 (3)

CHÂTEAU LARRIVET HAUT-BRION 2009

CHÂTEAU TERTRE DAUGAY 1955

CLOS L`ÉGLISE 2009

St.-Emilion

Pomerol

Note: PER LOT 1 MAG

The 2009 is one of the sexiest wines in Pomerol in this vintage, offering up notes of melted caramel, sweet mocha, blackberry and black cherry fruit, with hints of loamy soil and unsmoked cigar tobacco as well as a touch of white chocolate and some subtle toasty oak. Round, opulent and unctuously textured, with a fullbodied mouthfeel, fabulous purity, and no hard edges, this sumptuous, fleshy, lavishly rich Pomerol can be drunk now and over the next 25 years. Additional information available on our website.

Pessac-Léognan St.-Julien Note: PER LOT 1 HF BT; 6 BTS; Estimate: $800—1,000

A sensational wine from this PessacLeognan estate, the 2009 possesses notes of charcoal, graphite, roasted herbs, truffles, spice box, and luxurious quantities of black currant and black cherry fruit. Full-bodied, impressively endowed. and well under the radar for most consumers, this outstanding wine is a sleeper of the vintage and well worth buying. It should drink well for 15 or more years. 91 WA 91 WS Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $700—900

Estimate: $900—1,000

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $1,200—1,400


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CLOS L`ÉGLISE 2001

CLOS L`ÉGLISE CLINET 2005

CHÂTEAU PROVIDENCE 2010

CLOS ST. MARTIN 2005

Pomerol

Pomerol

Pomerol

St.-Emilion

The 2001 offers a huge spectrum of aromas, including notes of smoke, mocha, chocolate, coffee, and loads of blackberry, cherry, and currant fruit. The superb aromatics are followed by an elegant, mediumbodied, deliciously supple-textured, expansive, fleshy, beautifully pure, well-delineated Pomerol. It is a brilliant effort as well as one of the candidates for the wine of the appellation in 2001. 95 WA 92 WS

Among the most saturated in color of all the 2005 Pomerols (which is saying something), this wine has a spectacular nose of licorice, mulberry, blackberry and sweet blue fruits. The new oak is completely hidden, the wine full-bodied, multi-layered and just stunning. The purity, richness and skyscraper-like mouthfeel are incredible. Give it another 5-10 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 30+ years. 100 WA

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC)

With a gorgeous nose of superconcentrated 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 long-distance runner and a sensational effort in the vintage. Drink it over the next 25-30 years. 97 WA 91 WS

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS

Note: PER LOT 6 BTS (OWC)

Estimate: $1,100—1,300

Estimate: $2,600—2,900

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CHÂTEAU DU TERTRE 2009

CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA 1982 (1) CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 1982 (2) CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU 1982 (2)

CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR DE GAY 2008 (3) CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR DE GAY 1998 (3)

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1998

Pomerol

Blackberry and violets on the nose, with hints of roses. Sweet tobacco too. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and round tannins. 89 WA 91 WS

Margaux, 5iéme Cru Classé Quite perfumy at first, with lilac, damson plum and singed bay leaf notes up front, followed by darker yet still caressing steeped black cherry, worn leather and espresso notes on the back end. Best from 2013 through 2023. 12,500 cases made. 92 WA 91 WS Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $550—600

Note: PER LOT 5 BTS Estimate: $800—1,000

Estimate: $1,300—1,500

Note: PER LOT 12 BTS (OWC) Estimate: $650—700

Another outstanding success in a vintage that was very strong for Pomerol, the 2008 exhibits notes of plum sauce, raspberries, licorice and a hint of toasty oak. Surprisingly powerful for the vintage, the wine is medium to full-bodied with sweet tannin and a long finish. Drink it over the next 10-12 years. 92 WA Additional information available on our website. Note: PER LOT 6 BTS Estimate: $400—500

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

Note: PER LOT 2 BTS Estimate: $1,000—1,200


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CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1990

DOM PÉRIGNON ROSÉ 1998 (1) TATTINGER ARTISTS COLLECTION 1986 (1)

ALTESINO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA 1990

CASTELLO BANFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1997

Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino

The 1990 Riserva exhibits a broodingly deep garnet/plum color, sweet aromas of tobacco, chocolate, herbs, and dried cherries, full body, outstanding depth, and an impressive, yet tannic finish. Give it 5/6 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 20002015. 91 WA

The internationally-styled, dark ruby/garnet-colored 1997 Brunello di Montalcino is somewhat onedimensional, offering straightforward aromas of sweet new oak, black cherries, and currant fruit. In the mouth, it is medium-bodied and clean with a modest finish. There is sweet fruit, but little complexity, depth, or length. However, it is one of the finest wines this estate has yet produced. Drink it over the next decade.

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé Interestingly, a bottle of 1990 Lafite Rothschild I pulled from my cellar for a video blog on my web site was still buttoned down, tight, and even with extended decanting was not showing as much as I would have hoped. However, a bottle 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 bottle 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. Additional information available on our website.

Note: PER LOT 2 BTS Estimate: $500—600

Note: PER LOT 1 DMAG (OWC) Estimate: $400—450

Note: PER LOT 1 JERO (OWC)

Note: PER LOT 2 BTS

Estimate: $450—550

Estimate: $1,600—1,800

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HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 2003 (1) HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1990 (1) HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1988 (1)

HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE 1978

GRAHAMS 1977 (3) DOWS 1977 (1) FONSECA 1977 (2) SMITH WOODHOUSE 1977 (1)

WARRES 1980 (2) FONSECA 1980 (1) GOULD CAMPBELL 1983 (1) WARRES 1983 (2) DOWS 1980 (1)

Paul Jaboulet Aîné Labels badly damaged

Paul Jaboulet Aîné Deceptively graceful at first, with a Burgundy-like perfume, this quickly delivers a torrent of fruit--blackberry, boysenberry and black currant--that cascades over itself, pushed from behind by flavors of mocha, mineral, tar and violets. Long, sweet and pure through a densely structured finish. Best from 2008 through 2030. 4,000 cases made. Additional information available on our website.

As heavenly and profound as it gets, the still youthful-colored 1978 Hermitage la Chapelle exhibits an insane bouquet of sweet cassis, truffle, smoked meats and licorice. Full-bodied, multidimensional, decadent and massive on the palate, with a stacked mid-palate and still present, sweet tannin, it tastes like a mix of the more fruit-loaded `90 and the more evolved, smoky and soylaced `61. Additional information available on our website.

Note: PER LOT 3 BTS Estimate: $750—850

Note: PER LOT 3 BTS Estimate: $3,300—3,600

Note: PER LOT 7 BTS

Note: PER LOT 7 BTS

Estimate: $700—800 Estimate: $500—600


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GRAHAMS 1985

TAYLOR FLADGATE 1985 (2) WARRES 19085 (1) SMITH WOODHOUSE 1985 (1)

GRAHAMS MALVEDOS 1986 (1) GRAHAMS MALVEDOS 1988 (2) GRAHAMS MALVEDOS CENTARY 1990 (1)

GRAHAMS 1991

Note: PER LOT 4 BTS

Estimate: $250—300

Note: PER LOT 4 BTS Estimate: $350—400

Note: PER LOT 4 BTS Estimate: $250—300

Estimate: $200—250

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WARRES 1991 (1) FERREIRA 1991 (1) SYMINGTON QUINTA DO VESUVIA 1992 (2)

FONSECA 1997 (1) FONSECA 2000 (1) WARRES 2000 (1)

Note: PER LOT 4 BTS

Note: PER LOT 3 BTS Estimate: $180—200

Estimate: $180—200

417 TAYLOR FLADGATE QUINTA DO VARGALAS 1992 (2) TAYLOR FLADGATE QUINTA DE TERRA FEITA 1991 (2) Note: PER LOT 4 BTS Estimate: $250—300

Note: PER LOT 4 BTS


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Fine Wine Online Auction | Nov. 23 - 26, 2015  

Fine Wine Online Auction | Nov. 23 - 26, 2015