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					           SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2008                                              688   Château Figeac - Vintage 1982
                                                                                       St. Émilion
               SECOND SESSION                                                          lbsl, owc
                 LOTS 683-1130                                                         “The color is surprisingly dark for a Figeac, with no
                BEGINNING AT                                                           lightening at the edges. A huge, explosive nose soars from
                                                                                       the glass offering scents of jammy blackcurrants, cedar,
              APPROX 1:30PM EDT                                                        vanillin, peppery black olives, and toasty new oak.
                                                                                       Lavishly rich and medium to full-bodied, with wonderful
    A MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF                                                        extraction of flavor and that sweet, luscious fruit that is the
                                                                                       hallmark of this vintage, this stupendous wine continues
  VINTAGE BORDEAUX AND BURGUNDY                                                        to go from strength to strength.”(95pts)
        OF A RENOWNED AND                                                              1 Jéroboam                                per lot $1500-2000
       RESPECTED BON VIVANT
I have tasted hundreds of bottles from this spectacular                          689   Château Fombrauge - Vintage 1943
collection and often turn to it when in need of older wines                            5bn, 5ts, 2vhs, 12lbsl, excellent color and condition, owc
for tastings or events. It seems that not everyone has                                 12 bottles                                per lot $1200-1500
forgotten the greatness of the pre-1982 wine world.
Personally, I prefer to drink mature wines from this era
now and age the young guns for later! This is a
                                                                                 690   Château Gazin - Vintage 1964
tremendous opportunity to pick and choose from an
                                                                                       Pomerol
eclectic collection of the greatest of the great, as well as the                       2bn, 6vhs, 1ms, 9hbsl, 9wasl, excellent color
rarely seen. All wines removed from ideal storage
                                                                                       9 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200
conditions.

   683   Château Ausone - Vintage 1964
         St. Émilion                                                             691   Château Haut Bailly - Vintage 1982
         bsl, wasl, outstanding color and condition                                    Graves
                                                                                       6gsl
         1 bottle                                   per lot $300-400
                                                                                       6 magnums                                   per lot $900-1200
   684   Château Brane-Cantenac - Vintage 1961
         Margaux
         1vhs, 2hs, 2htms, excellent color                                       692   Château La Gaffelière - Vintage 1966
         6 bottles                            per lot $600-900                         St. Émilion
                                                                                       1vhs, 12lbsl, 1wisl, excellent color
                                                                                       12 bottles                                   per lot $500-700
   685   Château Cheval Blanc - Vintage 1966
         St. Émilion
         7bn, 1ts, 1vhs, 12bsl, 8lwisl, 3sdc,1spc, 12scc,                        693   Château La Mission-Haut-Brion - Vintage 1947
         outstanding color                                                             Graves
         “No holding back on the bouquet , an immediacy about its                      bn, cuc, Nicolas bottling, rébouchée en 1978,
         fragrance yet opening up even more gloriously. Very                           outstanding color and condition
         sweet, a lovely cedary flavour, good flesh and weight.”                       “A huge, port-like bouquet of chocolatey, cedary, earthy,
         (5 stars MB)                                                                  plummy fruit demonstrates the extraordinary ripeness...
         12 bottles                                per lot $3000-4200                  Very alcoholic, powerful and rich, but at the same time
                                                                                       velvety and sweet, this winewas probably as close to a late
                                                                                       harvest La Mission-Haut-Brion as one is likely to
                                                                                       experience. It is an exceptional wine with great flavor
   686   Château des Trois Canons - Vintage 1926                                       dimension and length.”(95pts)
         St. Julien                                                                    1 bottle                                 per lot $1500-2000
         4bsl, excellent color and condition
         4 bottles                             per lot $400-500
                                                                                 694   Château La Mission-Haut-Brion - Vintage 1952
                                                                                       Graves
   687   Château Figeac - Vintage 1966                                                 hbsl, hgsl, tl, outstanding color
         St. Émilion                                                                   “A huge, powerful, Port-like wine. So thick you can cut it
         5bsl, outstanding color and condition                                         with a fork. Black-red colored; lemon, lime, ripe raisin,
         “I described the bottles as Manoncourt wines, full of fruit                   vanilla and coffee aromas; full-bodied, with massive, thick
         and character.”(5 stars MB)                                                   fruit, plenty of tannins and a super-long finish.”(98pts WS)
         5 bottles                               per lot $750-1000                     1 bottle                                    per lot $750-1000


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695   Château La Mission-Haut-Brion - Vintage 1953                            699A Château Latour - Vintage 1966
      Graves                                                                       Pauillac
      hs, lbsl, sdc, Nicolas bottling, excellent color and condition               2bn, 1ts, 10bsl, 10hwasl, 2sdc,
      “Not one less than good bottle, though its very distinctive                  excellent color and condition
      flavours recorded, included singed, burnt, peaty, dried                      “The wine of the vintage a classic, old style Bordeaux that
      bracken, tobacco and a slightly aggressive masculinity.                      has required decades to become drinkable. A dark,
      Not a lightweight 53, though plenty of fragrance and                         opaque garnet color is followed by a fabulous nose of
      some elegance.”(5 stars MB)                                                  cedar, sweet leather, black fruits, prunes, and roasted
      1 bottle                                       per lot $850-1150             walnuts, refreshing underlying acidity, sweet but
                                                                                   noticeable tannin, and a spicy finish powerful, vigorous,
                                                                                   immensely impressive, concentrated.”(96pts)
696   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1966                                     10 bottles                                per lot $5000-7000
      Pauillac
      12bsl, 2cuc, outstanding color and condition                            700   Château Latour à Pomerol - Vintage 1982
      “It is like an exceptionally shy person who has to be gently                  Pomerol
      courted to bring out his or her true qualities lean, long                     4bn, 5ts, 12bsl, 2nl, 1cuc,4sdc, different importers
      distance runner Bouquet with the fragrance that only                          “…offer a dark ruby/garnet-colored wine, with an intensely
      Lafite can exude. Lovely flavor, lean, good length. A jolly                   fragrant, forceful, spicy, sweet, pain grillee, black-cherry,
      good drink.”(4 stars MB)                                                      mocha, and herb-scented nose. Lush, opulent flavors
      12 bottles                               per lot $2600-3200                   cascade across the palate with no astringency or tartness.
                                                                                    It is a plump, fleshy, delicious wine that can be drunk now
                                                                                    or held for another decade.”(93pts)
                                                                                    12 bottles                                 per lot $2400-3000
697   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1976
      Pauillac
      1ts, 1vhs, 4hbsl, 4wasl                                                 701   Château Latour à Pomerol - Vintage 1985
      “A beautiful bouquet of seductive cedarwood, spices, and                      Pomerol
      ripe fruit precedes a very concentrated, darkly colored                       bsl, hgsl, tl
      wine, with great length and texture. Some amber is just                       “Smooth, polished and supple, with a nice range of plum,
      beginning to appear at the edge. The 1976 has turned out                      cherry and exotic spices. The velvety finish echoes fruit and
      to be the best Lafite of the '70s.”(93pts)                                    spice.”(90pts WS)
      4 magnums                                  per lot $2400-3200                 1 Jéroboam                                per lot $1500-2000

                                                                              702   Château L'Église-Clinet - Vintage 1982
                                                                                    Pomerol
698   Château Lafleur - Vintage 1988
                                                                                    9bsl, 9gsl, 5wasl, 3tl, 4sdc
      Pomerol
                                                                                    “Nice classic balance between plum and mineral/stone
      12lbsl, 12gsl, 3tl, 1cuc
                                                                                    anise.”(91+pts JK)
      “Super wine that delivers great concentration. Terroir
      bursts through in this wine, as it tastes of soil and mineral,                9 bottles                            per lot $1800-2400
      blackberry and concentrated fruit. Clean, classy and
      full-bodied.”(98pts WS)
      12 bottles                                 per lot $4800-6000           703   Château Léoville-Barton - Vintage 1985
                                                                                    St. Julien
                                                                                    5hbsl, 5hgsl
699   Château Latour - Vintage 1966                                                 “Deep ruby/garnet with a complex, complete, and intense
      Pauillac                                                                      bouquet of sweet, superripe, curranty fruit, minerals,
      5vhs, 2hs, 10bsl, 10lwasl, 1tal, 2sdc,                                        cedar, spice, and baked herbs, this medium-bodied wine
      excellent color and condition                                                 has exceptional balance, fine length, gobs of fruit, and soft
      “The wine of the vintage a classic, old style Bordeaux that                   tannin in the velvety finish…a joy to drink.”(92pts)
      has required decades to become drinkable. A dark,                             5 magnums                                 per lot $1000-1400
      opaque garnet color is followed by a fabulous nose of
      cedar, sweet leather, black fruits, prunes, and roasted
      walnuts, refreshing underlying acidity, sweet but
                                                                              704   Château L'Évangile - Vintage 1970
      noticeable tannin, and a spicy finish powerful, vigorous,
                                                                                    Pomerol
      immensely impressive, concentrated.”(96pts)
                                                                                    2vhs, 1htms, 10bsl, 2tal, excellent color
      10 bottles                                per lot $5000-7000
                                                                                    10 bottles                                per lot $1500-2000




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  705   Château L'Évangile                                                      713   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1964
        Pomerol                                                                       Pauillac
        - Vintage 1982 bsl, lightly faded cork, cuc magnum(1)                         4hbsl, 4hwasl, 1pc, excellent color
        - Vintage 1985 lbsl                            magnum(1)                      4 bottles                            per lot $600-750
           Above 2 magnums                         per lot $1400-1800
                                                                                714   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1967
  706   Château L'Évangile - Vintage 1989                                             Pauillac
        Pomerol                                                                       2vhs, 3hs, 2htms, 8hbsl, 2sdc
        bsl, gsl, tl, waxed capsule                                                   8 bottles                          per lot $1000-1400
        “Finely crafted traditional wine. Intense aromas of
        blackberry, cherry and tobacco. Full-bodied, with lots of               715   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1972
        tobacco and ripe fruit and velvety tannins.”(92pts WS)                        Pauillac
        1 Impérial                               per lot $1700-2400                   bn, lbsl, gsl, sdc
                                                                                      1 magnum                             per lot $400-500
  707   Château Lynch-Bages - Vintage 1975
        Pauillac
                                                                              PARCEL LOTS 716-718
        1bn, 6hbsl, 6wasl, 3tl, 3wrl, 1cc
        (90pts WS)
                                                                                716   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1979
        6 magnums                          per lot $1200-1500
                                                                                      Pauillac
                                                                                      4bn, 2ts, 4vhs, owc
  708   Château Margaux - Vintage 1981                                                (96pts WS)
        Margaux
                                                                                      12 bottles                         per lot $1500-2000
        2bsl, 2lwasl
        “Gorgeous nose - lots of perfumy sexiness a beautiful wine,
        optimumly stored nice, delicate spice around a plummy,                  717   12 bottles                                per lot $1500-2000
        cassisy core good cedar and mineral components has a                          1bn, 4vhs, 12bsl, 5wisl, owc
        fig-like ripeness, hearty finish, good grip and decent
        length. Justin kicked in that the wine was like good service            718   12 bottles                                per lot $1500-2000
        you don't have to notice it's there, and it just gets the job                 5vhs, 1hs, 12bsl, owc
        done. This is the essence of claret smooth and
        balanced.”(93pts JK)
                                                                                719   Château Palmer - Vintage 1961
        2 magnums                                     per lot $700-900
                                                                                      Margaux
                                                                                      1bn, 4ts, 18vhs, 24lbsl, 24scc,
PARCEL LOTS 709-711                                                                   Mahler-Besse bottling, excellent color and condition, owc
                                                                                      “The 1961 Palmer has long been considered to be a
  709   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1947                                      legend from this vintage, and its reputation is
        Pauillac                                                                      well-deserved. The wine is at its apogee, with an
        bsl, stl, vltl, wc, rébouchée en 1988,                                        extraordinary, sweet, complex nose with aromas of flowers,
        outstanding color and condition                                               cassis, toast, and minerals. It is intensely concentrated,
        “…displayed a huge nose of mint, cassis, and oriental                         offering a cascade of lavishly ripe, full-bodied, opulent
        spices. In the mouth, there was more structure and not                        fruit, soft tannins, and a voluptuous finish. This is a
        nearly the viscosity, fat, and weight of the 1945. It is a                    decadent Palmer, unparalleled since in quality with the
        great wine, and of all the 1947 Medoc first-growths, it has                   exception of 1983 and 1989.”(99pts)
        consistently been the best wine of this vintage.”(98pts)                      24 half-bottles                          per lot $22000-28000
        1 bottle                                   per lot $2400-3500
                                                                                720   Château Palmer - Vintage 1967
  710   1 bottle                                   per lot $2400-3500                 Margaux
        bn, bsl, lstl, Nicolas bottling, rébouchée en 1985,                           ts, lbsl, lwisl, outstanding color and condition
        outstanding color and condition                                               1 magnum                                     per lot $350-450


  711   1 bottle                                  per lot $2400-3500            721   Château Palmer - Vintage 1982
                                                                                      Margaux
        bsl, stl, ltal, cuc, rébouchée en 1985,
                                                                                      4bn, 2ts, owc
        outstanding color and condition                                               “Full, deep red. Spicy aromas of cassis and rose petal, with
                                                                                      a whiff of meat. Then wonderfully penetrating and classy,
                                                                                      with bright acidity giving the wine superb clarity and
  712   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1951                                      thrust. This has terrific structure. Finishes very long and
        Pauillac                                                                      fine, with excellent grip. By far the finest bottle I've tasted
        hs, hstl, outstanding color and condition                                     to date of this wine, and one of the real surprises of the
        1 bottle                                  per lot $500-700                    tasting.”(93pts ST)
                                                                                      19 half-bottles                            per lot $1500-2200

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722   Château Palmer - Vintage 1988                                            729   Château Trotanoy - Vintage 1982
      Margaux                                                                        Pomerol
      3lbsl                                                                          5bn, 4ts, 12hbsl, 12hwasl, owc
      3 magnums                                    per lot $700-900                  “My notes on the nose read 'Oh yeah,' which sums it up
                                                                                     quite well actually...chocolate, plums, mocha, espresso
723   Château Petit Village                                                          bean, touch of iron...best balance by far on the palate -
      Pomerol                                                                        very polished...pinch of green comes out but not
      - Vintage 1945                                      (1)                        offensive... surprisingly supple as it stays in the glass.”
        ts, bsl, tl, cuc, sdc, outstanding color and condition                       (96pts JK)
                                                                                     12 bottles                                 per lot $4500-5500
      - Vintage 1949                                      (1)
        hs, bsl, Nicolas bottling, excellent color and condition
          Above 2 bottles                        per lot $1000-1400            730   Château d'Yquem - Vintage 1963
                                                                                     Sauternes
                                                                                     1bn, 3lbsl, 3lwasl, beautiful mahogany color
724   Château Pétrus - Vintage 1948
                                                                                     3 bottles                                 per lot $600-750
      Pomerol
      ts, stl, nl, cuc, excellent color and condition
      “The nose of cedar, leather, herbs, and cassis                           731   Château d'Yquem - Vintage 1967
      suggested to me that this was a first-growth Pauillac. The                     Sauternes
      color is still dense, with only a moderate orange hue at the                   hwisl, beautiful amber color
      edge. The wine is rich, more austere and lineal than                           “Served out of half-bottle, the '67 had incredible color,
      usual, but full-bodied, with considerable flavor, and a                        especially considering it was from a half-bottle - beautiful
      spicy, moderately tannic finish.”(95pts)                                       orange/amber the nose was phenomenal honey,
                                                                                     marpizan, nuts, orange, tangerine, almond, cream flavors
      1 bottle                                    per lot $3000-4000
                                                                                     of honey, marzipan and lots more, but I got tired of
                                                                                     writing! Good balance smooth and sexy.”(97pts JK)
725   Château Pétrus - Vintage 1966                                                  1 bottle                                  per lot $1250-1600
      Pomerol
      6bn, 1vhs, 12bsl, 7stl, 2ltl, 2cuc, 2sdc, 6scc,
      2 bottles different importer, outstanding color                        PARCEL LOTS 732-733
      “Bright nose with lots of expressive aromas - plum, green
      olives, mocha, minerals, chalk, stone, sweet cherry and a                732   Château d'Yquem - Vintage 1975
      little green bean in there gets honeyed as it stays in the                     Sauternes
      glass a sweet pungency without being too pungent still a                       12lbsl, beautiful gold color
      little youthful on the palate flashy yet not quite fleshy                      “The nose has it all - a Marilyn of a wine the nose is so
      lots of alcohol on the finish but not in the belly good plum                   thick it exudes richness so many things going on,
      and slate flavors on finish a bit tight on the palate but still                adjectives would do it a disservice honey, baked
      good wintry smooths out and opens up nicely.”(94pts JK)                        something, creme brulee, grilled almonds, orange
      12 bottles                               per lot $16000-22000                  peel/flowers loads of caramel and full of structure fabulous
                                                                                     spice and alcohol on the finish honey flavors and hints of
                                                                                     apricots outstanding, huge, lingering.”(99pts JK)
726   Château Pétrus - Vintage 1966
      Pomerol                                                                        12 bottles                              per lot $9000-12000
      vhs, ltl, cuc, outstanding color and condition
      1 magnum                                 per lot $3000-4000              733   12 bottles                               per lot $9000-12000
                                                                                     1bn, 12lbsl, 4wasl, beautiful gold color
727   Château Pétrus - Vintage 1989
      Pomerol                                                                  734   Beaune Rouge - Vintage 1978
      vlbsl                                                                          Les Marconnets, Leroy
      “…stunningly opulent, rich, full-bodied, amazingly                             2wisl, 10sdc
      concentrated, exotic, flamboyant Pétrus that remains                           12 bottles                                  per lot $600-800
      remarkably youthful...with extraordinary equilibrium
      between all of its component parts. An amazing
                                                                               735   Bonnes-Mares - Vintage 1980
      effort!”(100pts)
                                                                                     Comte de Vogüé
      1 double magnum                       per lot $15000-20000                     1tl
                                                                                     4 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200
728   Château Trotanoy
      Pomerol                                                                  736   Chambertin - Vintage 1961
      - Vintage 1970 lbsl                                (1)                         J. Prieur
                                                                                     1-4.75cm bc, 1lwisl, 1nl, 1ssos,
      - Vintage 1971 vlbsl                               (1)
                                                                                     outstanding color and condition
         Above 2 bottles                           per lot $600-800
                                                                                     2 bottles                                   per lot $600-800




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737   Chambertin - Vintage 1979                                               745   La Tâche - Vintage 1972
      A. Rousseau                                                                   Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
      2vlbsl, 1nl                                                                   2-4.25cm bc, 1-4.5cm bc, 1-5cm bc, 12vlbsl, 1cuc, 3spc,
      2 bottles                                 per lot $800-1000                   3cc, original wooden Leroy case and strip labels with
                                                                                    wine information stamped on wood (most likely from
                                                                                    personal cellars of part owner Leroy), numbers on bottles
                                                                                    not sequential
738   Chambertin - Vintage 1979                                                     “Exuberant, gorgeously spicy, indeed even classic La
      Clos de Bèze, A. Rousseau
                                                                                    Tâche nose trimmed in hints of caramel lead to warm, rich,
      9hbsl, 9wasl, 9htal, 3sdc
                                                                                    full-bodied flavors of considerable depth and complexity
      9 bottles                                per lot $3500-4500                   with structure that has fully resolved itself and stunning
                                                                                    length.”(91pts BH)
                                                                                    12 bottles                              per lot $12000-15000
739   Clos St. Denis - Vintage 1985
      Dujac                                                                   746   La Tâche - Vintage 1972
      owc                                                                           Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
      “…deep color and an intense, ripe, spicy, very fragrant,                      1-4.5cm bc, 1-5.25cm bc, 6lbsl, 4vlscl, 2cuc
      penetrating bouquet. This full bodied and rather tannic,
                                                                                    6 bottles                                per lot $6000-7500
      wine explodes at the finish.”(92pts)
      1 Jéroboam                              per lot $3500-5000
                                                                              747   Latricières-Chambertin - Vintage 1985
                                                                                    Ponsot
                                                                                    2vltl
740   Échézeaux - Vintage 1976                                                      “Fabulous nose of sweet Pinot fruit - dank, musky, truffly
      Domaine de la Romanée-Conti                                                   aromas twinge of earth and vitamins sexy, mature dark
      10lbsl, 1vlbsl, 2spc                                                          fruit with hints of black fruit and chocolate rich, delicious
      12 bottles                               per lot $2400-3200                   mouthfeel, light spice, although a shred short on the finish
                                                                                    still a little grit, but drink this baby now minty flavor
                                                                                    emerges.”(95pts JK)
                                                                                    6 bottles                                    per lot $4500-6000
741   Échézeaux
      Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
      - Vintage 1976 2vlbsl, 1hgsl, 1spc                (2)                   748   Mazis-Chambertin - Vintage 1985
      - Vintage 1982 2bsl, 1cc, 1spc                    (2)                         A. Rousseau
                                                                                    5wasl
         Above 4 bottles                        per lot $800-1000
                                                                                    5 bottles                                   per lot $750-1000

                                                                              749   Musigny - Vintage 1969
742   Gevrey-Chambertin - Vintage 1983                                              Leroy
      Clos St. Jacques, A. Rousseau                                                 3bsl, 1tl, 2sdc, excellent color and condition
      “Stunningly complex nose of sous bois, rose petals and
      earth with rich, velvety, deep Gevrey flavors of stunning                     4 bottles                                 per lot $6000-8000
      length and a certain distinctive classiness…utterly
      delicious in its flavor delivery...”(92pts BH)
      3 bottles                                    per lot $600-750           750   Musigny - Vintage 1976
                                                                                    Faiveley
                                                                                    hbsl, ltl
743   Grands Échézeaux - Vintage 1976                                               1 bottle                                     per lot $400-500
      Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
      1vlstl, 5scc
      “Intense; a marvelous core of fruit warm, mature colour;                751   Musigny - Vintage 1978
      ripe, elegant, slightly scented squashed cherry bouquet ;                     Morin
      pure Pinot flavor, good texture, dry finish.”(4 stars MB)                     2vltl
      12 bottles                                per lot $3000-4200                  2 bottles                                    per lot $500-700


744   Grands Échézeaux - Vintage 1982                                         752   Musigny - Vintage 1976
      Domaine de la Romanée-Conti                                                   Vieilles Vignes, Comte de Vogüé
      4bsl, 1vltl, 2spc, different importers                                        6lbsl, 2cuc, 1sdc, 2scc
      4 bottles                                per lot $1000-1400                   6 bottles                                 per lot $2000-3000




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PARCEL LOTS 753-755                                                             761   Ruchottes-Chambertin - Vintage 1978
                                                                                      Jean-Marie Roumier
                                                                                      bsl, tal, sdc
  753   Musigny - Vintage 1978
        Vieilles Vignes, Comte de Vogüé                                               1 bottle                            per lot $400-500
        3-3.5cm bc, 1-4.5cm bc, 6lbsl, 2nl, 1cuc, 2sdc,
        outstanding color and condition
        “Meaty, gamy, chocolaty, dirty, and earthy, its nose was                762   Ruchottes-Chambertin - Vintage 1985
        quite complex. Graham and honey rounded things out                            Clos des Ruchottes, A. Rousseau
        aromatically. Rich, creamy and meaty, its palate had
                                                                                      6 bottles                          per lot $1800-2400
        vitamins and the most power of the flight so far. A touch of
        animal rounded out this earthy and robust wine. It was a
        great showing for this overlooked vintage of Vogüé, whose
        wines many feel are lackluster between 1973-1989. Well,                 763   Meursault
        not on this night.”(95+pts JK)                                                Charmes, P. Ampeau
        6 bottles                                per lot $4500-6000                   - Vintage 1964 outstanding color and condition (1)
                                                                                      - Vintage 1966 outstanding color and condition (1)
  754   6 bottles                                per lot $4500-6000                   - Vintage 1969 outstanding color and condition (1)
        6lbsl, 2cuc, 2sdc, outstanding color and condition                            - Vintage 1971 vltl, outstanding color and condition(1)
                                                                                         Above 4 bottles                         per lot $850-1100
  755   6 bottles                                per lot $4500-6000
        3vltl, 1cuc, outstanding color and condition
                                                                                764   Montrachet - Vintage 1952
  756   Pommard - Vintage 1985                                                        Marquis de Laguiche, J. Drouhin
        Rugiens, A. Girardin                                                          5cm bc, hbsl, lfl, wc, excellent color
        6htal, 6hbsl, 6hstl, 2 no vintage label, 5spc, 1ssos                          1 bottle                                  per lot $1000-1500
        6 magnums                                   per lot $900-1200

  757   Richebourg - Vintage 1973                                               765   Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Vintage 1978
        Domaine de la Romanée-Conti                                                   Vieux Télégraphe
        1cuc                                                                          2sdc
        “…ripe, elegant, complex nose that has evolved into mostly                    “…offers a sensational smorgasbord of aromas, including
        secondary aromas. The flavor profile is rich and still                        compost, pepper, black fruits, smoked meats, Vaucluse
        together though there is a slightly stewed quality to it                      truffles, licorice, and incense. The aromatics easily merit a
        though this is subtle and doesn't really detract from the                     perfect 100-point score. In the mouth, this huge wine is
        overall sense of quality…In short, remarkable period but                      massive, thick, and unctuous, with the concentration of a
        especially so for the vintage.”(90pts BH)                                     dry vintage port. An amazing effort…”(94pts)
        2 bottles                                    per lot $400-500                 4 bottles                                   per lot $600-800

  758   Romanée-Conti - Vintage 1973
        Domaine de la Romanée-Conti                                             766   Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1974
        1-4cm bc, 1-4.5cm bc, 1-5cm bc, 4bsl, 4lscl, 1tl, 4cuc, 4hcc,                 2bn, 2ts, 12bsl, 12stl, 4htl, 3ltl, 12hcc, 12ssos
        #1332, #1339, #1341, #1345
                                                                                      12 bottles                                  per lot $1200-1500
        4 bottles                            per lot $10000-15000

  759   Romanée-St.-Vivant - Vintage 1972
                                                                                767   Clos Vougeot - Vintage 1937
        Domaine de la Romanée-Conti                                                   G. Roumier
        1-5.25cm bc, 8bsl, 8scl, 2sdc, 5cc, different importers
                                                                                      2hbsl, 1nl, 1tal, outstanding color and condition
        8 bottles                                 per lot $2800-3500                  2 bottles                                per lot $5000-7000

  760   Romanée-St.-Vivant - Vintage 1993
        R. Arnoux
        “Has a deeper, richer nose - more depth to the Grand                    768   Échézeaux - Vintage 1976
        Cru...ripe yet taut, long with a fast-lane type of                            Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
        intensity...great 't' in the nose...good meat on the bones                    8lbsl, 1wisl, 3spc
        with a chocolatey twist and cedar action...palate softer                      8 bottles                                 per lot $1600-2000
        good dust, iron and cedar, but not a lot of fruit right
        now.”(93pts JK)                                                                     _____________________________
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        A GORGEOUS SIX-PACK OF THE                                                  A LONELY BOTTLE OF 1974 HEITZ
         INCREDIBLE 1961 TROTANOY                                                        MARTHA’S ALSO FROM
                                                                                       A PREVIOUS CONSIGNMENT
See the photo of one of the century’s legendary wines.
Wines carefully acquired and professionally stored.                            This bottle is just dying to get drunk! Property of a known
                                                                               and respected wine enthusiast.
  769   Château Trotanoy - Vintage 1961
        Pomerol                                                                  772   Heitz Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1974
        1ts, 2vhs, 3hs, 1bsl, 1cuc, 2sdc,                                              Martha's Vineyard
        excellent color and condition                                                  bn, hbsl, wisl, scc, sos
        “Unreal nose of superripe red and black fruits - a creamy,                     “The spectacular, huge, Mouton-Rothschild-like nose of
        leathery sexiness - just oozing with it...superripe without                    mint, cassis, lead pencil, and toast is remarkably youthful.
        being overripe ...every flavor imaginable for a Pomerol                        Staggeringly concentrated, this full-bodied, super-rich
        sugarplums, mocha, gravel, chocolate-covered                                   wine possesses moderate tannin, fresh, lively acidity, and a
        cherries...pure sex appeal...this is the fourth time I have                    blockbuster, rich, fleshy finish. This is a monumental
        been blessed to have had this wine and every time it has                       effort!”(98pts)
        been pure satisfaction. There may never be greater wines
                                                                                       1 bottle                                     per lot $750-1000
        than 1961 Pomerols.”(99pts JK)
        6 bottles                                per lot $12000-16000                        _____________________________

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                                                                                        RARE PRÜM AND MORE HEITZ
 FOUR JEWELS FROM THE CELLAR OF A                                                      REMOVED FROM PROFESSIONAL
LONGSTANDING NEW YORK COLLECTOR                                                           STORAGE IN CALIFORNIA

                  All wines properly stored.                                   Strange bedfellows make for interesting meals! Prüm in
                                                                               incredible condition and extremely rare.
  770   Château Latour
        - Vintage 1959 Pauillac vhs, lbsl, cuc            (1)                    773   Trockenbeerenauslese - Vintage 1959
        Château Haut-Brion                                                             Wehlener Sonnenuhr, J.J. Prüm
        - Vintage 1961 Graves 2wisl, 2bsl, cuc            (2)                          outstanding color and condition
        Château Mouton Rothschild                                                      3 bottles                           per lot $3000-4000
        - Vintage 1961 Pauillac vhs, htl, cuc, cc         (1)
           Above 4 bottles                     per lot $7500-10000               774   Trockenbeerenauslese - Vintage 1971
             _____________________________                                             Wehlener Sonnenuhr, J.J. Prüm
                                                                                       6lwisl, outstanding color and condition
                                                                                       12 bottles                              per lot $6000-8000
   AN OMITTED CASE OF 1966 MOUTON
    FROM A PREVIOUS CONSIGNMENT                                                  775   Heitz Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1985
                                                                                       Bella Oaks Vineyard
                   All wine properly stored.                                           ocb
                                                                                       12 bottles                           per lot $900-1200
  771   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1966
        Pauillac                                                                 776   Heitz Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1984
        2vhs, 1hs, 9ts, 12bsl, 1stl, 2 bottles different importers,                    Martha's Vineyard
        excellent color and condition                                                  ocb
        “…a great nose full of green mint and olives, with lots of                     “The 1984 had a spiny nose with lots of pitch and complex
        cedar, supplementary earth and crispy bacon aromas. Dan                        aromas of lemon, cassis, cedar, alcohol, spice, leather
        found it 'panacea and superb,' possessing 'every                               and a drop of honeyed sweetness. The palate was nice and
        conceivable meaty flavor.' The nose was very spiny and                         fleshy, rich and chewy with lots of plummy, cassisy fruit
        intense, but the palate was smooth and satiny, less intense                    with good cedar, spice and kick to its finish. It was very
        but still possessing some dusty vigor. A breadstick brought                    tasty, but after the 1985 seemed lesser, I must confess. The
        out a little power in the mouth, and there was nice slate on                   wine got chalkier and spinier in the glass but is
        its finish.”(92pts JK)                                                         indubitably an excellent Heitz MV.”(94pts JK)
        12 bottles                                   per lot $3000-4200                12 bottles                                per lot $1800-2400
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           THREE FORGOTTEN LOTS                                                 781   Château d'Yquem - Vintage 1975
                                                                                      Sauternes
           FROM A LONGSTANDING                                                        2lbsl, 2lstl
           EAST COAST COLLECTOR                                                       “The nose has it all - a Marilyn of a wine the nose is so
                                                                                      thick it exudes richness so many things going on,
                                                                                      adjectives would do it a disservice honey, baked
                  All wines properly stored.
                                                                                      something, creme brulee, grilled almonds, orange
                                                                                      peel/flowers loads of caramel and full of structure fabulous
  777   Château Cheval Blanc - Vintage 1982                                           spice and alcohol on the finish honey flavors and hints of
        St. Émilion                                                                   apricots outstanding, huge, lingering.”(99pts JK)
        vlbsl
                                                                                      2 bottles                                per lot $1500-2000
        “A gorgeously sweet entry displays flavors of caramel,
        roasted coffee, jammy red and black fruits, coconut, and
        smoke. It is fat and full-bodied, with considerable tannin,
        structure, and muscle in the finish sexy, juicy, and                    782   La Tâche - Vintage 1970
        formidably-structured.”(99pts)                                                Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
        1 magnum                                  per lot $2000-3000                  3-4.5cm bc, 1-5.75cm bc, 2cuc, 3sdc, sequential numbers
                                                                                      12 bottles                             per lot $6000-8000
  778   Château Haut-Brion - Vintage 1959
        Graves
        4cm bc, lbsl, vlscl, cuc, outstanding color and condition
                                                                                783   La Tâche - Vintage 1970
        “Seductive, rich, grape and cassis-laden nose with just a
        pinch of gravel...very chocolaty…seductive, bready spice as                   Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
        well...round, rich and ooh la la on the palate...so young,                    1-4.5cm bc, 1cuc, 4sdc, from the same case
        ripe, and fresh...more gravel and slate on the palate with                    4 bottles                                  per lot $2000-2800
        excellent grip still and a long, lingering finish with very
        fresh acids...delicious, dry, milk chocolate flavors and a
        great, dusty, balanced, and seductively firm finish...very
        meaty...more rich and saucy and brute strength than the                 784   La Tâche
        '59 Mouton served beside it...the alcohol and gravel really                   Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
        come out more with food...I vacillated between 97 and 98                      - Vintage 1985 vlbsl, cuc, #001141                (1)
        points.”(97pts JK)                                                            - Vintage 1986 vlbsl, cuc, #004053                (1)
        1 bottle                                   per lot $1800-2400                    Above 2 bottles                       per lot $3200-4500

  779   Château d'Yquem
        Sauternes                                                               785   Romanée-Conti - Vintage 1985
        - Vintage 1936                                      (1)                       Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
          bn, vlbsl, rebouche en 1988, beautiful mahogany color                       cuc, #000402
        - Vintage 1953                                      (1)                       “…is utterly mind blowing. The heady, intoxicating
          bn, vlbsl, nl, cuc beautiful mahogany color                                 bouquet delivered penetrating and sublime aromas that
        - Vintage 1959 bn, ltsl, cuc, light mahogany color (1)                        were even more intense than those from the La Tâche. On
                                                                                      the palate, there is a veritable smorgasbord of earthly and
        - Vintage 1961                                      (1)                       heavenly delights. Needless to say, it is very rich, very
          bn, lwasl, lwl, cuc, light mahogany color                                   opulent, and very concentrated. Red burgundy and red
        - Vintage 1967 ts, vlbsl, cuc, light mahogany color(1)                        wine do not get any better than this.”(100pts)
            Above 5 bottles                        per lot $3800-4800                 1 bottle                                 per lot $8000-10000
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                                                                                786   Romanée-Conti - Vintage 1986
VINTAGE ROMANÉE-CONTI AND FRIENDS                                                     Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
    OF A CALIFORNIA COLLECTOR                                                         cuc, #001434
                                                                                      “Confectioners, powdered sweet nose very dusty with lots
                                                                                      of sweet spice nice leather, stone and earth flavors and
Ancient mariners from a sea of a vast and well-chartered
                                                                                      approaching full maturity, but not quite there yet
collection courtesy of a longstanding California gentleman.                           chalky.”(93pts JK)
All wines removed from his temperature-controlled cellar
                                                                                      1 bottle                                 per lot $4000-5000
in Northern California.

  780   Château Gruaud-Larose - Vintage 1949
        St. Julien                                                              787   Romanée-St.-Vivant - Vintage 1970
        3bn, 1ts, 4vhs, 1hs, 12vlbsl, 1lwrl, 1cuc, 6sdc,                              Marey-Monge (DRC)
        reconditioned at the Château,                                                 1-4.5cm bc, 1-5.25cm bc, 1lbsl, 3sdc, 6scc, 6sos
        outstanding color and condition                                               6 magnums                               per lot $3000-4200
        12 bottles                                 per lot $4800-6000
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788    Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1971                           793   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1989
       1-4.25cm bc                                                                   Pauillac
       “All the older vintages of Dom Pérignon develop a clear                       3hbsl, 1lwasl
       tone of roasted coffee beans. The '71 is full of such                         “This is outstanding quality, with pretty aromas and
       aromas. The taste is slightly thinner than the '73 and                        flavors of mint, berry and milk chocolate. Full- to
       without its walnut tones, but the aftertaste is actually                      medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a silky finish.”
       longer. Better and more impressive almost every time I                        (91pts WS)
       taste it.”(96pts RJ)                                                          9 bottles                                 per lot $3000-3800
       3 magnums                                 per lot $4500-6000


                                                                               794   Château Pétrus - Vintage 1975
789    Heitz Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1974                               Pomerol
       Martha's Vineyard                                                             ts, vlbsl, cuc
       1lbsl, 1lstl                                                                  “…reveals a youthful, rustic, brutally powerful style, with
       “The spectacular, huge, Mouton-Rothschild-like nose of                        an opaque garnet/ruby/purple color, and an emerging nose
       mint, cassis, lead pencil, and toast is remarkably youthful.                  of over-ripe black-cherries, mocha/chocolate, and truffles.
       Staggeringly concentrated, this full-bodied, super-rich                       Extremely full-bodied, ferociously tannic, but awesomely
       wine possesses moderate tannin, fresh, lively acidity, and a                  concentrated…This behemoth Pétrus (the last made in this
       blockbuster, rich, fleshy finish. This is a monumental                        style) is at least a decade away from full maturity. It is
       effort!”(98pts)                                                               potentially a 50 year wine, with exquisite concentration
       2 bottles                                   per lot $1600-2400                and intensity.”(98pts)
                                                                                     1 bottle                                  per lot $1200-1600
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              SERIOUS WINES OF A                                               795   Bonnes-Mares
              SERIOUS COLLECTOR                                                      Comte de Vogüé
                                                                                     - Vintage 1993 2hbsl                                    (2)
                                                                                     - Vintage 1995 lbsl, lwasl                    magnum (1)
      All wines removed from professional storage.
                                                                                     - Vintage 2002                                          (2)
                                                                                        Above 4 bottles and 1 magnum            per lot $1700-2200
790    Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1970
       Pauillac
       3ts, 2vhs, 1hs, 6gsl, 5bsl, 1stl, 1lstl,
       4scc, serial numbered, excellent color                                  796   La Tâche - Vintage 1969
       “Deep garnet; fragrant tar and black truffle nose;                            Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
       extremely concentrated; big and mouth-filling, with very                      1-4.5cm bc, 1-5.75cm bc, 2bsl, 1scl, 1cuc, #19813, #01478,
       dense cassis flavor; enormous, generous fruit; a                              excellent color
       voluptuous claret.”(96pts WS)                                                 “A pungent, smoked duck, Asian spice, sweet, red and
                                                                                     black fruit, caramel-like bouquet explodes from the glass.
       6 bottles                                per lot $1200-1500
                                                                                     If there is ever a wine that can be said to reek of terroir, it
                                                                                     is this 1969.”(94pts)
                                                                                     2 bottles                                  per lot $3000-4000
791    Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1982
       Pauillac
       vhs, lbsl, cuc
       “…phenomenally dense and muscular It is immune to                       797   Musigny
       oxidation! Moreover, it has a level of concentration that                     Vieilles Vignes, Comte de Vogüé
       represents the essence of the Mouton terroir as well as the                   - Vintage 1978 cuc, highly eroded cork          (1)
       high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon it                                      - Vintage 1985                                  (1)
       contains.”(100pts)                                                               Above 2 bottles                     per lot $1100-1500
       1 bottle                                 per lot $1000-1300

                                                                               798   Bâtard-Montrachet - Vintage 1996
792    Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1983                                      Ramonet
       Pauillac                                                                      “Very pepperminty nose - quite distinctive...menthol,
       4lbsl, 4wasl, 1hbsl                                                           honey, touch of bread, touch of caramel, exotic spice, and
       “Big-time cedar and cassis in its outstanding nose...Asian                    still a lot of acidity that is strong yet totally integrated!
       spice, caramel, and a perfect balance of oak as well...a                      Long whiff to the nose...rich texture on the palate, with
       ripe palate - not a lot of tannin but still a lot of                          flavors of butter, farm fresh sweet corn, and
       alcohol.”(93+pts JK)                                                          caramel.”(96pts JK)
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799   Chevalier-Montrachet - Vintage 2000                                       803   Hermitage - Vintage 1990
      M. Niellon                                                                      La Chapelle, P. Jaboulet
      1lwrl                                                                           6lbsl, 2wisl, 1ltl, 1sdc, 2sos
      “Stunning purity and complexity with the hallmark Chevy                         “Spectacular aromatics offer up aromas of incense, smoke,
      minerality, delineation, intensity and classic elegance. The                    blackberry fruit, cassis, barbecue spice, coffee, and a
      length here is phenomenal with a jaw dropping                                   touch of chocolate. As it sits in the glass, additional
      combination of finesse and power as it is all delivered                         nuances of pepper and grilled steak emerge. There is
      without weight or heaviness…gorgeous wine.”(92pts BH)                           extraordinary freshness for such a mammoth wine in
      12 bottles                                per lot $4000-5000                    addition to abundant tannin, an amazing 60-second
                                                                                      finish, and a level of glycerin and thick, fleshy texture that
                                                                                      have to be tasted to be believed.”(100pts)
                                                                                      6 bottles                                  per lot $2600-3500
800   Meursault - Vintage 1996
      Perrières, Coche-Dury                                                                 _____________________________
      1 lwis vintage label
      “When the world's wine lovers speak of Jean-Francois
      Coche the words Corton-Charlemagne are sure to follow.                          1985 DUJAC & 1978 GIACOSA
      Personally, I feel his Meursault Perrières is just as                        OF A NEW ENGLAND GENTLEMAN
      extraordinary, and sometimes more so…tasting it is a
      levitating experience. Its beguiling, almost spiritual
      bouquet is composed of precisely defined minerals. The                  All wines ideally stored about as North as this country
      palate is greeted by explosive, powerful, awesomely                     gets!
      elegant, intense, mouth-coatingly sweet and yet bone dry
      stones, gravel, crisp pears, and toasty oak. This                         804   Château Margaux - Vintage 1982
      unbelievably dense and complex, yet pure and perfectly                          Margaux
      defined wine is massively structured and has an unending                        1bn, 1ts, 4lbsl, 1ltsl, 4vscc
      finish that reveals cardamon, anise, honeysuckle blossoms,                      “This was a great bottle of this wine, and it ended
      and spices.”(99pts)                                                             up being wine of the flight, outshowing all the other First
      5 bottles                                 per lot $5000-7000                    Growths.”(97pts JK)
                                                                                      4 bottles                                per lot $3200-4500

801   Meursault - Vintage 1997                                                  805   Charmes-Chambertin - Vintage 1985
      Perrières, Coche-Dury                                                           Dujac
      1sdc                                                                            3wasl
      “Smoked meat, spice and quince on the nose. Fat, sweet                          “…is loaded with seductive qualities. An open-knit,
      and very rich, yet manages to retain good freshness. Very                       fabulous bouquet of toasty oak, flowers, berry fruit, and
      long, strong finish coats the palate with ripe fruit and                        oriental spices is followed by a wine that is very
      mineral flavors.”(93pts ST)                                                     concentrated, long, lush, and exciting.”(94pts)
      4 bottles                                 per lot $1600-2000                    3 bottles                                  per lot $900-1200



802   Montrachet - Vintage 1992                                                 806   Clos de la Roche - Vintage 1985
      Comte Lafon                                                                     Dujac
      “Things got off to a casual start, and I gladly helped                          7wasl, 6sdc
      myself to thirds on the Krug...the two whites served quickly                    “This wine is a superstar that offers everything one could
      got everyone's attention...the Lafon had a kinky, exotic                        really ever want in a burgundy. The Clos de la Roche is
      nose of pink cotton candy, caramel, Asian spice, and a                          the most powerful and concentrated wine the domaine
      touch of coconut/cocoa butter...Jean-Luc noted                                  made in 1985. It has great color, and a remarkably
      'apricots'...the palate was more coy and serious, with a                        opulent, expansive texture on the palate.”(96pts)
      hint of grit...this is definitely a wine that 'kicks back' for a                7 bottles                                per lot $7000-9500
      long, long time (ie, long finish)...didn't know white
      Burgundy could be so sweet aromatically! On the second
      go-around, the wine started to get a little more classic as
      the wild fruit aromas and flavors met the zookeeper of                    807   Clos de la Roche - Vintage 1988
      oxygen...the length and breed of the wine becomes even                          Dujac
      more apparent after the food, and more citrus and                               6lbsl, 6lgsl, 1sdc
      mineral flavors emerge as the real estate becomes more                          “Concentrated, mellow, oaky, lovely. Real depth and
      apparent...at the end I started to get this glazed                              complexity on both the nose and the palate. Quite marked
      donut/vanilla frosting thing - outstanding, exotic                              by the oak. Full, firm, excellent, old-vine, creamy fruit.
      wine.”(96+pts JK)                                                               Quite lovely. Very fine.”(18.5/20 CC)
      2 bottles                                    per lot $2400-3000                 6 bottles                                  per lot $1500-2000




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  808   Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Vintage 1978                                      813    Mazoyères-Chambertin - Vintage 2005
        Vieux Télégraphe                                                               Perrot-Minot
        3scc, 4sdc                                                                    “An earthy and distinctly animale nose combines with a mix
        “The thick, opaque, garnet color is followed by a wine with                   of darker berry fruit aromas that can also be found on the
        a huge bouquet that is reminiscent of a salty sea breeze                      rich, concentrated and intense full-bodied and well muscled
        intermingled with ripe aromas of black fruits, licorice,                      flavors that are robust to the point of a background hint of
        minerals, and oriental spices. In the mouth, there is                         rusticity yet the ample sap rounds off the very firm finish at
        staggering concentration, an almost unctuous texture, yet                     present.”(93pts BH)
        enough freshness and acidity to provide focus…may well                        1 magnum                                   per lot $1500-2000
        turn out to be nearly immortal.”(95pts)
        6 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200             814   Bâtard-Montrachet - Vintage 2005
                                                                                      Ramonet
                                                                                      10sdc
  809   Barbaresco - Vintage 1978                                                     “Aromas of iodine, smoke, mint and violet. Rich, supple,
        Santo Stefano di Nieve, Riserva, B. Giacosa                                   spicy and chewy; broader and more voluminous than the
        3lbsl, 3lscl, 1nl                                                             Bienvenue but not as filled in today. Strong lemony flavor
        “Another fabulous nose – cinnamon, leather, earth, soy                        in the mid-palate. A round and fine-grained wine with a big
        very spicy, lingering nose lots of t 'n a nutty, almost sweet                 structure for aging.”(93pts ST)
        cake emerges in the nose - gold of some sorts with definite                   12 bottles                                per lot $3000-4000
        nuts on it outstanding palate - great grip and spice, a
        flash of black, ripe fruits - loads of spice, pitch, and                815   Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Vintage 1989
        definition.”(96pts JK)                                                        Hommage à Jacques Perrin, Château de Beaucastel
        3 bottles                                   per lot $1800-2400                cc
                                                                                      “The most massive, biggest, concentrated, and structured
                                                                                      of any of the Jacques Perrins, but it is still 5-10 years away
                                                                                      from full maturity…great intensity and is extraordinary to
  810   Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1987
                                                                                      taste…a potentially perfect wine.”(100pts)
        Special Selection
                                                                                      1 Jéroboam                                 per lot $4000-5000
        4 bottles                          per lot $800-1000
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  811   Heitz Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1985
                                                                                          VINTAGE TREASURES OF
        Martha's Vineyard                                                                  AN AUCTION VETERAN
        2lbsl
        “…explosive richness and ripeness…gobs of sweet fruit                 Featuring a gorgeous magnum of 1961 Ausone and ’89 &
        presented in a full-bodied, powerful style…”(94pts)
                                                                              ’90 Pétrus. All wines removed from professional storage.
        4 bottles                                per lot $1200-1600

              _____________________________                                     816   Château Ausone - Vintage 1961
                                                                                      St. Émilion
                                                                                      vhs, lbsl, lwl, cuc, outstanding color and condition
     FOUR SCORES OF A HIGH SCORER                                                     “A rich but mature appearance, well developed bouquet
                                                                                      and correct but curious dried leaves flavour light but
Property of a wine country dude…er, gentleman, including                              harmonious, slightly spicy, fragrant bouquet; complete
another jéro of 1989 Hommage à Jacques Perrin. All wines                              but austere, with a lean, dry, tannic finish concentrated,
properly stored.                                                                      but with a sandpapery texture positively and surprisingly
                                                                                      fleshy and rich despite its unremitting tannin and acidity.”
                                                                                      (4 stars MB)
  812   Château Pétrus - Vintage 1990
                                                                                      1 magnum                                   per lot $1500-2000
        Pomerol
        lscl, cuc
        “The phenomenally rich, well-endowed 1990 Pétrus has                    817   Château Lafleur - Vintage 1982
        been magical from the first time I tasted it in cask. The                     Pomerol
        color is a dense, jammy plum/purple. The wine possesses a                     lbsl, vlwisl, gsl, wc
        knock-out nose of black fruits intertwined with aromas of                     “Gorgeous - more mature...fabulously ripe and sweet, in
        toasty new oak, caramel, and flowers. Massively rich and                      the same league of previous 1961s...so sappy with
        full-bodied the 1990 is an extraordinarily rich, seamless                     everything in it - plums, cherry, cassis, chocolate...still
        wine with layers of flavor, and a finish that lasts for nearly                great grip...if there ever were a 100, this would be it...I
        45 seconds.”(100pts)                                                          would have bet a lot of money that this was the 1961 - I
        1 bottle                                  per lot $3000-4000                  was shocked to see it be the 1982.”(99pts JK)
                                                                                      1 bottle                                   per lot $2000-3000




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818   Château Lafleur - Vintage 2000                                          824   La Tâche - Vintage 2001
      Pomerol                                                                       Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
      vlbsl                                                                         “Strikingly extravagant nose of rose petals, oriental spices,
      “…this is a remarkable achievement, and                                       pungent tea and leather notes plus ultra elegant pinot
      ... just maybe the finest Lafleur since the 1982.”(100pts)                    fruit. The powerful, chiseled, pure flavors are remarkably
                                                                                    detailed, precise and fine with mind bending complexity
      1 bottle                                   per lot $1600-2400
                                                                                    yet for all the emotional drama of this wine, it remains
                                                                                    understated and almost aloof at the moment. The finish is
                                                                                    dense, structured and quite firm though there is nary a
819   Château Le Gay - Vintage 1982                                                 hard edge to be found. In short, aristocratic in every
      Pomerol                                                                       sense.”(96pts BH)
      1bn, 6vlbsl, 1sdc                                                             2 bottles                                 per lot $2000-2600
      “…offers a dark ruby/garnet color with only a hint of
      amber at the edge. The pungent, earthy, spicy, green                    825   Châteauneuf-du-Pape
      pepper and sweet jammy fruit aromas are intense, but                          Clos des Papes, P. Avril
      controversial. Still broodingly backward and dense, this                      - Vintage 1969 1lstl, 1sdc, 1scc                     (3)
      full-bodied wine has mouth-searing tannin, as well as                         - Vintage 1970                                       (3)
      impressive length.”(92pts)                                                      1-4.5cm bc, 1-4.75cm bc, 1 wis vintage label, 2sdc, 1sos
      6 bottles                                 per lot $600-800                        Above 6 bottles                          per lot $800-1100

                                                                              826   Châteauneuf-du-Pape
820   Château L'Évangile                                                            - Vintage 1989
      Pomerol                                                                       Les Cailloux, Cuvée Centenaire, A. & L. Brunel (1)
      - Vintage 1983 2lbsl, 1vlstl, 1lstl                    (2)                    - Vintage 1990
      - Vintage 1985 lbsl, ltl, lstl, lscl         magnum (1)                       Cuvée du Papet, Mont Olivet                      (1)
      - Vintage 1990                                         (2)
                                                                                       Above 2 bottles                       per lot $500-700
         Above 4 bottles and 1 magnum           per lot $1300-1700
                                                                              827   Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                                                    Eisele Vineyard
821   Château Pétrus - Vintage 1989                                                 - Vintage 1991                                     (1)
      Pomerol                                                                       - Vintage 1992                                     (1)
      1 bottle different importer                                                   - Vintage 1993                                     (1)
      “...stunningly opulent, rich, full-bodied, amazingly                          - Vintage 1994                                     (1)
      concentrated, exotic, flamboyant Pétrus that remains                          - Vintage 1995                                     (1)
      remarkably youthful...with extraordinary equilibrium                          - Vintage 1996                                     (1)
      between all of its component parts. An amazing                                - Vintage 1997                                     (1)
      effort!”(100pts)
                                                                                    - Vintage 1998                                     (1)
      3 bottles                                per lot $9000-12000                  - Vintage 1999                                     (1)
                                                                                    - Vintage 2000                                     (1)
                                                                                    - Vintage 2001                                     (1)
822   Château Pétrus - Vintage 1990                                                 - Vintage 2002                                     (1)
      Pomerol                                                                          Above 12 bottles                       per lot $2400-3200
      3lwrl, 1vltl, 1wc
      “The phenomenally rich, well-endowed 1990 Pétrus has                                _____________________________
      been magical from the first time I tasted it in cask. The
      color is a dense, jammy plum/purple.The wine possesses a
      knock-out nose of black fruits intertwined with aromas of                          QUALITY CLARET OF A
      toasty new oak, caramel, and flowers. Massively rich and                          NEW YORK GENTLEMAN
      full-bodied the 1990 is an extraordinarily rich, seamless
      wine with layers of flavor, and a finish that lasts for nearly
                                                                            Accompanied by rare Chapoutier and an owc 6-pack of
      45 seconds.”(100pts)
                                                                            1994 Harlan. All wines removed from his temperature-
      3 bottles                                per lot $9000-12000          controlled cellar.

                                                                              828   Château Cheval Blanc - Vintage 1982
823   Gevrey-Chambertin - Vintage 1994                                              St. Émilion
      Clos St. Jacques, L. Jadot                                                    lbsl, lscl
      1scl                                                                          “A gorgeously sweet entry displays flavors of caramel,
      2 bottles                                     per lot $80-100                 roasted coffee, jammy red and black fruits, coconut, and
                                                                                    smoke. It is fat and full-bodied, with considerable tannin,
                                                                                    structure, and muscle in the finish sexy, juicy, and
                                                                                    formidably-structured.”(99pts)
                                                                                    1 bottle                                  per lot $1000-1300

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829   Château Haut-Brion - Vintage 1961                                       835   Château Margaux - Vintage 1982
      Graves                                                                        Margaux
      4.25cm bc, 1bsl, 1lscl, 1tl, 1cuc, outstanding color                          1ts, 1vhs, 3lbsl, 1vlscl, 1wisl, 1 bottle from different importer
      “The dark garnet-colored 1961 Haut-Brion is pure                              “The palate was rocky without the horror but with the
      perfection, with gloriously intense aromas of tobacco,                        picture show, “not its usual feminine self,’ Ray
      cedar, chocolate, minerals, and sweet red and black fruits                    observed.”(97pts JK)
      complemented by smoky wood. This has always been a                            3 bottles                                         per lot $2400-3500
      prodigious effort (it was the debut vintage for Jean
      Delmas). It is extremely full-bodied, with layers of viscous,           836   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1982
      sweet fruit. This wine is akin to eating candy. Consistently                  Pauillac
      an astonishing wine!”(100pts)                                                 4lbsl, 1lwisl
      1 bottle                                   per lot $2000-2600                 “I have always felt the 1982 Mouton was perfect, yet this
                                                                                    immortal effort might be capable of lasting for 100
830   Château Haut-Brion - Vintage 1990                                             years!”(100pts)
      Graves                                                                        4 bottles                                per lot $4000-5000
      10lbsl
                                                                              837   Château Palmer - Vintage 1983
      “The 1990 is a decadently ripe wine with much more                            Margaux
      evolution to its fragrant cassis, mineral, smoked-herb, hot                   1bn, 3lbsl, 3lscl
      rocks, tobacco, sweet, toasty nose. Fat, rich, and medium                     “One of the superb wines of the vintage, the 1983 Palmer
      to full-bodied, this superbly-concentrated, forward,                          continues to display a saturated purple/garnet color, and
      awesomely-endowed wine requires 4-6 years of cellaring;                       an intense perfume of jammy black fruits, smoked meats,
      it is capable of lasting for 20-25+ years. It is an                           flowers, cedar, and Asian spices. Super-concentrated,
      unheralded, underrated 1990...”(96pts)                                        powerful, and full-bodied, this huge, unctuously textured
      10 bottles                                 per lot $5000-7000                 wine is approaching its plateau of maturity.”(97pts)
                                                                                    3 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200
831   Château La Mission-Haut-Brion - Vintage 1982
      Graves                                                                  838   Château Latour
      bsl, lwrl, stl                                                                - Vintage 1986 Pauillac                                  (1)
      “An extraordinary effort that gets better with each                           Château Margaux
      tasting…”(99pts)                                                              - Vintage 1986 Margaux                                   (1)
      1 bottle                                  per lot $850-1200                   Château Mouton Rothschild
                                                                                    - Vintage 1986 Pauillac                                 (1)
832   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1986                                         Above 3 bottles                            per lot $1500-2000
      Pauillac
      1nl                                                                     839   Château Pichon-Lalande - Vintage 1982
      “…this Lafite has immense potential.”(100pts)                                 Pauillac
      2 bottles                              per lot $1500-2000                     1bn, 3lbsl, 2lwasl
                                                                                    “Spectacular aromatics offer up cedar, smoke,
                                                                                    jammy black and red fruits, minerals, licorice, and toast.
                                                                                    Unctuously-textured and full-bodied, with low acidity,
833   Château Léoville-Las-Cases - Vintage 1986                                     fabulously sweet, rich fruit, surprising definition for a wine
      St. Julien                                                                    of such lushness and intensity, this is one of the vintage's
      “...exhibits a black/purple color with no signs of age. The                   most compelling and profound efforts.”(100pts)
      nose offers up aromas of exceptionally ripe cassis fruit                      3 bottles                                 per lot $1500-2000
      intertwined with scents of vanillin, minerals, and spices.
      The wine is full-bodied, exceptionally well-delineated, and
      phenomenally concentrated one of the most profound                      840   Château Pichon-Lalande - Vintage 1990
      Léoville-Las-Cases.”(98pts)                                                   Pauillac
                                                                                    owc
          Above 3 bottles and 1 magnum         per lot $1600-2200                   “Concentrated. Medium-ruby color, with ripe plum, cigar
                                                                                    tobacco and smoke aromas. Full-bodied, with chewy
                                                                                    tannins and a long finish.”(94pts WS)
834   Château Léoville-Las-Cases - Vintage 1990                                     12 bottles                            per lot $1500-2000
      St. Julien
      10lbsl, 1vlstl, 1lwisl                                                  841   Ermitage - Vintage 1989
      “The 1990 reveals a dense, dark purple color, followed by                     Le Pavillon, M. Chapoutier
      a sweet, pure nose of black fruits, minerals, lead pencil,                    12lbsl, 12vlscl, 5sdc, 1sos
      and vanillin. Broad, expansive flavors come across as                         “…prodigious wine…opaque black/purple-colored wine,
      rich, pure, and concentrated, but never heavy or coarse.                      with a hauntingly stunning bouquet of violets, cassis,
      Beautifully integrated tannin and acidity are barely                          minerals, and new oak. In the mouth, the similarity in
      noticeable in this classic, full-bodied, velvety-textured,                    texture, richness, and perfect balance to the compelling
      youthful yet exceptional St. Julien.”(96pts)                                  1986 Mouton-Rothschild is striking, only this wine is richer
      10 bottles                                 per lot $3000-4000                 and longer.”(100pts)
                                                                                    12 bottles                               per lot $3500-4800
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842   Ermitage                                                                848   Dominus - Vintage 1994
      Le Pavillon, M. Chapoutier                                                    owc
      - Vintage 1989 3lscl, 1lwisl                      (3)                         “…strikingly thick, compellingly rich wine with the texture
      - Vintage 1990 3vlwrl                             (3)                         of a great Pomerol…dense purple color, and an incredibly
      - Vintage 1991 3vlscl, 1vlstl                     (3)                         fragrant nose of jammy black fruits, spice, smoke, and
         Above 9 bottles                       per lot $2400-3200                   loamy, truffle-like scents… full-bodied, with thrilling levels
                                                                                    of extract and richness, but no sense of heaviness or
                                                                                    harshness. This seamless Dominus possesses no hard
                                                                                    edges, as its acidity, tannin, and alcohol are beautifully
843   Ermitage - Vintage 1995                                                       meshed with copious quantities of ripe fruit.”(99pts)
      Le Pavillon, M. Chapoutier                                                    6 bottles                                 per lot $1200-1500
      6scl, 1sdc
      “...should prove to be a perfect wine. The harvest for this
      Cuvée did not begin until early October, several weeks
      after the last drop of rain. The result is an opaque                    849   Harlan Estate Red - Vintage 1994
      black/purple-colored wine that is just beginning to reveal                    1bn, 1vltsl, owc
      its exquisite potential. It appears to possess the                            “I have tasted the wine for three consecutive years, and
      concentration of the profound 1990 and 1989, yet better                       each time it satisfied all of my requirements for perfection.
      acidity, resulting in a more backward and delineated                          The opaque purple color is followed by spectacular
      wine.”(99pts)                                                                 aromatics that soar from the glass, offering up celestial
                                                                                    levels of black currants, minerals, smoked herbs, cedar
      6 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200
                                                                                    wood, coffee, and pain grille. In the mouth, this seamless
                                                                                    legend reveals full body, and exquisite layers of
                                                                                    phenomenally pure and rich fruit, followed by a 40+
844   Hermitage                                                                     second finish.”(100pts)
      La Chapelle, P. Jaboulet                                                      6 bottles                                 per lot $4800-6500
      - Vintage 1989                               magnum(1)
      - Vintage 1990                               magnum(1)                              _____________________________
         Above 2 magnums                       per lot $1500-2000
                                                                                                      DO U ’82?

845   L'Ermita - Vintage 1995                                              Select ‘82s of an East Coast collector. All wines properly
      A. Palacios                                                          stored.
      6lgsl, owc
      “...boasts a dense ruby/purple color, as well as a
                                                                              850   Château Ducru-Beaucaillou - Vintage 1982
      flamboyant, exotic nose of over-ripe black currant fruit,
                                                                                    St. Julien
      and lavish quantities of sweet, toasty new oak. Plump and
                                                                                    1lgsl, 1cuc, 5sdc, 1wc
      fat, with low acidity and awesome levels of extract, this
                                                                                    “…unquestionably the best wine made at this estate since
      wine possesses fabulous potential…”(96pts)
                                                                                    1961. The concentrated, viscous, dark ruby/purple color is
      6 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200                   followed by explosive aromas of spring flowers,
                                                                                    blackcurrants, minerals, and toast…remarkable
                                                                                    delineation, great richness, and that wonderful sweetness
846   Dominus - Vintage 1990                                                        that is a hallmark of this vintage.”(94pts)
      6lwrl, 4sdc, owc                                                              4 bottles                                   per lot $800-1000
      “The nose offers thrilling aromas of ripe cassis, spices, and
      minerals. In the mouth, there is gorgeous richness, a
      full-bodied, stunningly extracted mid-palate, and a
                                                                              851   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1982
      dazzlingly long, moderately tannic finish. Again, the sweet,
                                                                                    Pauillac
      rich fruit is lavishly displayed.”(95pts)
                                                                                    2nl, 3sdc
      6 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200                   “The 1982 Lafite possesses a dark, dense ruby/purple color
                                                                                    with only a subtle lightening at the rim. Spectacular
                                                                                    aromatics offer jammy cherry and black fruits intertwined
847   Dominus - Vintage 1992                                                        with lead pencil, mineral, and smoky wood scents.
      owc                                                                           Powerful for a Lafite, this wine unfolds to reveal
      “…exhibits an open knit, opulent, rich, easy-going                            extraordinary richness, purity, and overall symmetry in
      character with gorgeous levels of earthy, cassis fruit                        addition to stunning flavor depth and persistence. The
      intertwined with scents of herbs, coffee, and                                 finish lasts for nearly a minute. The modern day
      chocolate/mocha ice cream. Rich and full-bodied, with                         equivalent of Lafite-Rothschild's immortal 1959 An
      thick, viscous flavors and low acidity, this is a forward,                    amazing achievement!”(100pts)
      exceptionally concentrated...”(95pts)                                         5 bottles                               per lot $9000-12000
      6 bottles                                   per lot $900-1200


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852   Château Léoville-Las-Cases - Vintage 1982                               857   Château Margaux - Vintage 1990
      St. Julien                                                                    Margaux
      3lbsl, 1sdc                                                                   “Its ethereal bouquet of sweet black fruits, cedar, spices,
      “…this youthful yet profoundly complex wine gets my nod                       flowers, smoke, and vanilla is remarkably well-formed and
      as the finest Léoville-Las-Cases ever made. It reveals                        intense. In the mouth, there is not a hard edge to this
      massive proportions yet extraordinary purity, elegance,                       classic wine…”(100pts)
      and balance…The nose offers up blazingly well-delineated,                     2 bottles                                 per lot $2000-2600
      pure aromas of crème de cassis, cherry jam, minerals, and
      toasty new oak. This unctuously-textured, gorgeously rich,
      pure, super-concentrated, low acid effort concludes with a              858   Château Montrose - Vintage 1990
      45+ second finish.”(100pts)                                                   St. Estèphe
                                                                                    “The wine is remarkably rich, with a distinctive nose of
      3 bottles                               per lot $1350-1800                    sweet, jammy fruit, liquefied minerals, new saddle leather,
                                                                                    and grilled steak. In the mouth, the enormous
853   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1982                                      concentration, extract, high glycerin, and sweet tannin
      Pauillac                                                                      slide across the palate with considerable ease. It is a huge,
      1bn, 6vlbsl, 2lwisl                                                           corpulent, awesomely-endowed wine that is still relatively
      “…phenomenally dense and muscular It is immune to                             approachable.”(100pts)
      oxidation! Moreover, it has a level of concentration that                     6 bottles                                per lot $2600-3500
      represents the essence of the Mouton terroir as well as the
      high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon it contains.
      Cassis, cedar, spice box, minerals, and vanillin are all                859   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1982
      present, but this opaque black/purple Pauillac has yet to                     Pauillac
      reveal secondary nuances given its youthfulness. It exhibits                  1cuc
      huge tannin, unreal levels of glycerin and concentration,                     “…this immortal effort might be capable of lasting for 100
      and spectacular sweetness and opulence…always felt the                        years!”(100pts)
      1982 Mouton was perfect, yet this immortal effort might be                    3 bottles                              per lot $3000-4000
      capable of lasting for 100 years! The fact that it resists
      oxidation is a testament to just how youthful it remains, and           860   Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1990
      how long it will last.”(100pts)                                               “...is a creamy-textured, full styled offering that loses none
      6 bottles                                per lot $6000-8000                   of its elegance in spite of its flavor authority.”(96pts)
                                                                                    6 bottles                                   per lot $1500-2000
            _____________________________

                                                                              861   Solaia - Vintage 1997
        BITS OF BORDEAUX OF A                                                       Antinori
      LONGSTANDING COLLECTOR                                                        7sos
                                                                                    “Dark ruby in color, with extremely ripe raisin and spice
                                                                                    aromas. Full-bodied and very chewy, with loads of
                All wines properly stored.                                          polished tannins and a long, long finish that's big and
                                                                                    fruity. A solid, muscular red from Tuscany, this is the
854   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1982                                      greatest Solaia ever made.”(98pts WS)
      Pauillac                                                                      12 bottles                               per lot $3500-4800
      2ts, 1cuc
      “Powerful for a Lafite, this wine unfolds to reveal                                 _____________________________
      extraordinary richness, purity, and overall symmetry in
      addition to stunning flavor depth and persistence. The
      finish lasts for nearly a minute.”(100pts)                                          BIG-TIME WINES OF A
      2 bottles                                per lot $3500-5000                        BIG-TIME COLLECTION

855   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1990                             Featuring 1996 Lafite in case and magnums. All wines
      Pauillac                                                             removed from his ideal, temperature-controlled cellar in
      “One of the wines of the vintage.”(20/20 CC)                         the Mid-Atlantic.
      6 bottles                               per lot $3000-4000
                                                                              862   Château Ausone - Vintage 2000
                                                                                    St. Émilion
                                                                                    “…sensational aromas of ink, cherries, blackberries,
856   Château Latour - Vintage 1982                                                 blueberries, and that wet stones/liquid minerality
      Pauillac                                                                      characteristic. The wine has phenomenal presence on the
      1lbsl, 1lfl, 1cuc, 4sdc                                                       palate as well as astonishing richness and purity. Despite
      “Low acidity as well as high alcohol (for Bordeaux)                           its extract, power, and richness, it is remarkably light, with
      give the wine even more glycerin and textural chewiness.                      a surreal delicacy. It is a tour de force in winemaking and
      The finish lasts forever.”(100pts)                                            a compelling expression of this magical terroir.”(100pts)
      4 bottles                               per lot $6000-8000                    6 bottles                                 per lot $8500-11000


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863   Château Cheval Blanc - Vintage 1982                                     870   La Tâche - Vintage 1994
      St. Émilion                                                                   Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
      6lbsl, 2lwasl, 2ltal, 1hwasl                                                  1cuc
      “A gorgeously sweet entry displays flavors of caramel,                        6 bottles                                per lot $3200-4200
      roasted coffee, jammy red and black fruits, coconut, and
      smoke. It is fat and full-bodied, with considerable tannin,
      structure, and muscle in the finish sexy, juicy, and                    871   Romanée-St.-Vivant - Vintage 1979
      formidably-structured.”(99pts)                                                Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
                                                                                    vlbsl, pc, crc, scc, #000073
      6 bottles                                 per lot $6000-8000                  “Attractive color, mature, a sweet, warm , singed and
                                                                                    slightly raisiny nose which evolved fragrantly.
864   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1986                                      Extrodinarily sweet, and positive...”(4 stars MB)
      Pauillac                                                                      1 Jéroboam                                per lot $2000-3000
      1lscl, 2sdc
      “The 1986 possesses outstanding richness, a deep color,                             _____________________________
      medium body, a graceful, harmonious texture, and superb
      length. The penetrating fragrance of cedar, chestnuts,
      minerals, and rich fruit is a hallmark of this wine.                          AROUND THE WORLD IN 20 LOTS
      Powerful, dense, rich, and tannic, as well as medium to
      full-bodied, with awesome extraction of fruit…”(100pts)             Property of a New England                   gentleman        and   his
      5 bottles                                 per lot $4000-5500        temperature-controlled cellar.

865   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1990                                872   Château Calon-Ségur - Vintage 1961
      Pauillac                                                                      St. Estèphe
      1ltsl, 2sdc                                                                   5vhs, 1ts, 2lbsl, 2wisl, 1cuc, 12sdc, 1cc
      “One of the wines of the vintage.”(20/20 CC)                                  “Touch of green but not offensive...mature...carob, cedar,
      5 bottles                               per lot $2400-3500                    peanut, walnut, green bean - nice!”(93pts JK)
                                                                                    12 bottles                                per lot $3500-4800
866   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1995
      Pauillac
      “…sweet, powdered mineral, smoky, weedy cassis-scented                  873   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1982
      nose. Beautiful sweetness of fruit is present in this                         Pauillac
      medium-bodied, tightly-knit, but gloriously pure,                             1ts, 3lbsl, 1cuc
      well-delineated Lafite.”(95pts)                                               “Cassis, cedar, spice box, minerals, and vanillin are all
                                                                                    present, but this opaque black/purple Pauillac has yet to
      6 bottles                                 per lot $2600-3500
                                                                                    reveal secondary nuances given its youthfulness.”(100pts)
                                                                                    3 bottles                               per lot $3000-4000
867   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1996
      Pauillac
      “…quintessentially elegant…The wine exhibits a dark                     874   Château Trotanoy - Vintage 1955
      purple color, distinctive liquefied mineral, red and                          Pomerol
      blackcurrant, and spicy oak aromas, medium body, fine                         hs, bsl, gsl, cuc, dc, cc, excellent color
      concentration, superb delineation, and an intellectually                      “This bottle of Trotanoy, though, was spectacular. It had a
      challenging aspect to its personality.”(100pts)                               wow nose, kaleidoscopic in its hues and tones. Sweet
                                                                                    candied plums, sexy caramel, exotic gingerbread and even
      12 bottles                             per lot $10000-15000                   a twist of mandarin orange were all present in this
                                                                                    hedonistic Pomerol. The nose was crazy good, I
                                                                                    eloquently put. It kept unfolding in the glass, revealing
                                                                                    more citrus spectrums and hints of coffee and forest spice.
868   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1996
                                                                                    The palate was big, rich and meaty, concentrated and
      Pauillac                                                                      lush, all about the plums, buttressed nicely by a slate of
      1sdc                                                                          minerals. Hearty and with good acid, gamy and figgy with
      3 magnums                            per lot $6000-7500                       exotic coconut, this was a thoroughbred of an old
                                                                                    Pomerol, and another testament to how good 55 was in
                                                                                    the Right Bank.”(96pts JK)
869   Château Margaux - Vintage 1996                                                1 bottle                                     per lot $600-800
      Margaux
      2nl, 1lwisl                                                             875   Chambolle Musigny - Vintage 1999
      “...the paradigm for this estate, combining measured                          Premier Cru, Comte de Vogüé
      power, extraordinary elegance, and admirable                                  5lbsl
      complexity…The wine offers extraordinarily pure notes of                      “Cool, reserved and supremely elegant nose of drop dead
      blackberries, cassis, pain grille, and flowers, gorgeous                      gorgeous pinot aromas and a mix of red and black fruits.
      sweetness, a seamless personality, and full body, with                        It is already showing excellent complexity, fine intensity
      nothing out of place.”(99pts)                                                 and very fine length, all the while exuding an
                                                                                    unmistakable level of class and refinement.”(91pts BH)
      12 bottles                                per lot $7000-9500
                                                                                    6 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200

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876   Gevrey-Chambertin - Vintage 1980                                        883   Krug Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1995
      Les Cazetiers, A. Rousseau                                                    owc
      6bsl, 4ltal, 3tal, 5sdc                                                       “Intense aromas of ginger, citrus, candied berry
      6 bottles                                    per lot $600-750                 and multigrain bread turn to honey, roasted almonds and
                                                                                    graphite on the palate. It's all underscored by a precise
                                                                                    structure and creamy texture persistent through the long
877   Richebourg - Vintage 2002                                                     finish. A picture of precision and intensity.”(98pts WS)
      A. & F. Gros
                                                                                    12 bottles                                per lot $2000-2600
      “A very floral, pure and classy nose leads to powerful and
      much more elegant and detailed flavors that are
      structured yet well buffered with a very long finish. A really          884   Krug Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1996
      lovely effort that is perhaps the best vintage for this wine in               ocb
      some time.”(90-3pts BH)                                                       “Remarkably perfumed nose projects an exotic bouquet of
                                                                                    deep, leesy yellow fruit, minerals, honeycomb, smoked
      12 bottles                                 per lot $2600-3500
                                                                                    meat and flowers, with Asian spices building expanding in
                                                                                    the glass. Almost painfully concentrated, offering a surreal
878   Richebourg - Vintage 2005                                                     parade of orchard and pit fruits, smoked meat, toasted
      A. & F. Gros                                                                  brioche and marrow braced by intensely salty, stunningly
      “...leads with intense blackberry, raspberry, cedar and                       incisive minerality…The energetic, stony character builds
      smoked meat aromas, then coats all reaches of the palate                      exponentially on the finish, which didn't seem to, well,
      with faintly oily, rich fruit. This has power and grip, yet a                 finish. The best analogy I can come up with for the
      refined, creamy texture, subtle, mouth-watering acidity,                      intensity, focus and clarity of this Champagne is liquefied
      and terrific precision in its smoke- and mineral-tinged                       barbed wire. Utterly hallucinatory and one of the most
      black fruit and marrow finish.”(95pts)                                        amazing wines I've ever been fortunate enough to drink.”
      12 bottles                                 per lot $4000-5000                 (99+pts ST)
                                                                                    12 bottles                                per lot $4000-5000
879   Chevalier-Montrachet - Vintage 2000
      M. Niellon                                                              885   Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 2004
      “Stunning purity and complexity with the hallmark Chevy                       “...by far the strongest vintage at Bryant Family Vineyard,
      minerality, delineation, intensity and classic elegance. The                  displaying the classic blueberry jam notes intermixed with
      length here is phenomenal with a jaw dropping                                 cassis, smoke, underbrush, and spice. It is a full-bodied,
      combination of finesse and power as it is all delivered                       opulent, fleshy wine that is beautifully pure, long, dense,
      without weight or heaviness… gorgeous wine.”(92pts BH)                        and concentrated.”(95pts)
      12 bottles                                per lot $4000-5000                  3 bottles                                 per lot $1050-1350

880   Chevalier-Montrachet - Vintage 2004                                     886   Heitz Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1985
      Domaine Leflaive                                                              Martha's Vineyard
      owc                                                                           “…explosive richness and ripeness, as well as gobs of
      “...supremely elegant white flower and subtle spice aromas                    sweet fruit presented in a full-bodied, powerful
      peek through the moderate reduction yet the piercingly                        style.”(94pts)
      mineral flavors display a beguiling sweetness on the                          4 bottles                                 per lot $1200-1600
      crystalline and incredibly precise finish that seems to have
      no end. This will be a great wine in time as it's clear that
      there is another dimension here compared to all of the                  887   Heitz Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
      previous wines.”(95pts BH)                                                    Martha's Vineyard
      6 bottles                                 per lot $1800-2400                  - Vintage 1986                                    (5)
                                                                                    - Vintage 1987 lbsl, 10wisl                       (5)
                                                                                       Above 10 bottles                      per lot $1350-1800
881   Puligny-Montrachet - Vintage 2004
      Les Pucelles, Domaine Leflaive
      owc                                                                     888   Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1995
      “A mildly reduced nose features honeysuckle and acacia                        Monte Bello
      blossom notes introduces sweet, rich and beautifully                          2lwisl, 2lbsl, 1cuc
      complex flavors of impressive purity and vibrancy with                        “Wonderfully focused, if a bit tight now, the core of smoky
      brilliant length.”(93pts BH)                                                  currant, black cherry, blackberry and cedary-toasty oak is
      12 bottles                              per lot $1800-2400                    impressive, as is the seamless texture.”(92pts WS)
                                                                                    6 bottles                                   per lot $500-700
882   Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Vintage 2005
      Les Cailloux, Cuvée Centenaire, A. & L. Brunel                          889   Sine Qua Non Grenache - Vintage 2004
      ocb                                                                           Into the Dark
      “...dense ruby to the rim and exhibits an almost explosive                    “A deep ruby/purple-tinged color is followed by a
      nose of kirsch liqueur intermixed with spring flowers, spice                  sumptuous, sweet perfume of candied black cherries,
      box, and some roasted herbs and a subtle whiff of oak. It                     licorice, spice, and pepper. On the palate, the wine is
      is dense, pure, full-bodied, relatively high in tannin, and                   fleshy, full-bodied, well-delineated, structured, powerful,
      closed and structured.”(95pts)                                                and long.”(96pts)
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890    Sine Qua Non Syrah - Vintage 2004                                       895   Romanée-St.-Vivant - Vintage 2002
       Poker Face                                                                    Leroy
       “Boasting classic blackberry, crème de cassis, charcoal,                      “Enormously complex, highly aromatic yet reserved in its
       acacia flower, and subtle background toasty oak notes, it                     fashion with perfumed floral notes of spice, violets and
       possesses a fabulous texture, beautiful richness and purity,                  black fruit leading to fantastically pure, delineated and
       and a finish that lasts nearly a minute. It is a wine of                      silky flavors possessing a certain focused and controlled
       enormous richness, multiple dimensions, and unreal                            power. The intensity of the backend is perhaps its most
       purity.”(100pts)                                                              distinguishing characteristic however as it continues in
       3 bottles                                  per lot $1200-1500                 wave after wave on the finish without an end.”(97pts BH)
                                                                                     6 bottles                                  per lot $3500-4800
891    Rolf Binder Shiraz - Vintage 2002
       Hanisch Vineyard                                                        896   Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Vintage 2003
       “…dense purple color, extraordinary richness, an                              Clos des Papes, P. Avril
       incredible perfume of creosote, blueberries, blackberries,                    crc
       and cassis, and velvety tannin that suggests great ripeness                   “The wine has a dense ruby/purple-tinged color and a
       as well as wonderful integration of all its structural                        wonderfully sweet nose of framboise, blackberry, and
       components…full body, stunning depth, a                                       kirsch liqueur intermixed with Chinese black tea and
       multilayered mouthfeel, tremendous purity…                                    licorice. The wine is full-bodied and voluptuous, but once
       a brilliant Barossa Valley Shiraz!”(98pts)                                    past all the glycerin and beautiful, dense fruit of this
       12 bottles                                  per lot $900-1200                 full-bodied wine, there is striking purity, elegance, finesse,
             _____________________________                                           and surprising freshness.”(97pts)
                                                                                     3 Jéroboams                                per lot $1050-1350
 AN OWC OF 1982 LAS CASES ALONG
  WITH STUNNING CHAMPAGNES                                                     897   Deutz Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1996
                                                                                     Cuvée WIlliam Deutz, Rosé
   OF A NEW YORK GENTLEMAN                                                           “The color is very light, with salmon-pink and yellowish
                                                                                     hints. The nose is tight and impressive, with layers of toffee,
      All wines removed from professional storage.                                   leather, honey, lilies, white chocolate, and exotic fruit. The
                                                                                     taste is excellent: naturally sweet, creamy, and possessing
                                                                                     a caressing structure. The length is impressive—and
892    Château Léoville-Las-Cases - Vintage 1982                                     underneath all this we know that the acidity is present,
       St. Julien
                                                                                     keeping the wine alive for a long time to come.”(95pts RJ)
       owc
       “…this youthful yet profoundly complex wine gets my nod                       12 bottles                                per lot $1200-1400
       as the finest Léoville-Las-Cases ever made. It reveals
       massive proportions yet extraordinary purity, elegance,                 898   Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1970
       and balance. The nose offers up blazingly well-delineated,                    cuc
       pure aromas of crème de cassis, cherry jam, minerals, and                     “Pale; excellent, lightly oaky-smoky bouquet; dry, crisp,
       toasty new oak. This unctuously-textured, gorgeously rich,                    refined. Very good sweet approach, dry farewell a very
       pure, super-concentrated, low acid effort concludes with a                    distinct Pinot character.”(4 stars MB)
       45+ second finish.”(100pts)                                                   1 magnum                                 per lot $800-1000
       12 bottles                              per lot $5500-7500
                                                                               899   Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1990
893    Clos de Tart - Vintage 2005                                                   ocb
       Mommessin                                                                     “...is a creamy-textured, full styled offering that loses none
       2tl                                                                           of its elegance in spite of its flavor authority.”(96pts)
       “An expressive and very ripe black berry fruit, spice,                        12 bottles                                  per lot $3000-4200
       mocha, fresh coffee and earthy nose is surrounded by a
       generous blast of new oak that continues onto the rich, full,           900   Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1990
       concentrated, powerful and sweet flavors that possess
       superb mid-palate density and huge length.”(96pts BH)                         6 magnums                        per lot $4000-6000
       6 bottles                                per lot $1400-1800
                                                                             PARCEL LOTS 901-902
894    Musigny - Vintage 2004
       Vieilles Vignes, Comte de Vogüé                                         901   Krug Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1988
       “…cool and even more reserved at present, revealing only                      ocb
       reluctant glimpses of very ripe and ultra spicy red and                       “A superb Champagne and still youthful. Honey, ginger,
       black berry fruit notes The rich, full and powerful flavors                   lemon confit, coffee and mineral aromas and flavors come
       are sweet, supple and utterly classy and the intensity this                   to mind, all kept focused by a firm, tightly wound
       wine displays is seriously impressive and the superbly long                   structure. The finish is where its pedigree shines through,
       and strikingly precise finish is crystalline in its purity and                lingering like warm gingerbread and coffee.”(99pts WS)
       exactness.”(96pts BH)                                                         12 bottles                                 per lot $4000-5000
       3 magnums                                  per lot $2400-3500
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902   12 bottles                               per lot $4000-5000             909   Pol Roger Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1996
      ocb                                                                           Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill
                                                                                    ocb
903   Krug Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1990                                         “We started appropriately with an ambassador of sorts. It s
                                                                                    an ambassador not only due to the man after whom it was
      ocb
                                                                                    named, but also because it remains a great value
      “An aristocrat. Big-boned and intense, yet with finesse and
                                                                                    (arguably greatest) for one of the Top Ten luxury Cuvées
      complex flavors of coconut, whole-grain bread, ginger,
                                                                                    made in Champagne. In fact, at a December dinner at
      citrus and honey. Waves of flavor saturate the palate and
                                                                                    Château Lafite, I was reminded how good even the regular
      the long finish picks up a mineral and smoke note. Very
                                                                                    non-vintage Pol Roger is when it was served before
      harmonious from start to finish.”(97pts WS)
                                                                                    dinner... Its nose had picture perfect balance
      6 magnums                                per lot $4800-6500                   between its sweetness, fruit and structural components. Big
                                                                                    Boy called it Krug-like with its green apples. Golden
904   Krug Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1995                                         aromas showered over its minerally, slaty, racy and wound
      “Delicate. Intense aromas of ginger, citrus, candied berry                    personality. BB kept harping on its slaty qualities, also
      and multigrain bread turn to honey, roasted almonds and                       appreciating its mid-palate depth. It did have that,
      graphite on the palate. It's all underscored by a precise                     flashing its fruit in the mouth like an Ali jab.”(95+pts JK)
      structure and creamy texture persistent through the long                      6 magnums                                   per lot $3000-4000
      finish. A picture of precision and intensity.”(98pts WS)
      12 bottles                                per lot $2200-2800            910   Salon Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1995
                                                                                    Le Mesnil
                                                                                    “This is assertive and grainy in texture, a big-boned
905   Louis Roederer Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1999                               Champagne that's powerful and intensely flavored. Biscuit,
      Cristal                                                                       graphite, honeysuckle, peach and floral notes come
      “The 1999 Cristal was extra special, extraordinary in its                     together, defined by the firm structure, and last throughout
      combination of elegance and power. Its flavors were crisp,                    the complex finish.”(96pts WS)
      clean and intense, long and stylish with superb acidity                       12 bottles                                per lot $2400-3000
      that did not get in the way of the purity and style of the
      wine. It was integrated despite its extraordinary length. Its           911   Salon Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1996
      aromas of lightly toasted bread, corn and minerals                            Le Mesnil
      danced around our table aptly with all the young ladies                       “The 1996 Salon was like the razor s edge; there was so
      the Champagne seemed to attract. I love it when that                          much vim, vigor and acidity here it was like being in the
      happens. We danced the night away, so I was able to skip                      eye of a storm. One could see the greatness of the 1996
      the morning workout.”(97pts JK)                                               vintage in the Salon, which was fresh as a baby’s bottom.
      12 bottles                                 per lot $3000-4000                 It was white meaty underneath that 1996 greatness; so
                                                                                    balanced, so long, so stylish and deeply penetrating. Rob
                                                                                    gave it 6 stars. Incredible. Pure Blanc de Blanc Le Mesnil.
                                                                                    No dosage. It was probably the greatest young
906   Louis Roederer Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1999
                                                                                    Champagne that I have ever tasted.”(97+pts JK)
      Cristal
      ocb                                                                           12 bottles                               per lot $2600-3500
      6 magnums                         per lot $3500-4800
                                                                              912   Taittinger Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1996
                                                                                    Comtes de Champagne, Rosé
                                                                                    “Pale orange-pink. Knockout nose combines wild
907   Louis Roederer Vintage Champagne - Vintage 2000                               strawberry, blood orange, minerals and earth, along with
      Cristal                                                                       a whiff of maple syrup intense and penetrating, with
      ocb                                                                           concentrated flavors of strawberry tart and toast vibrant
      “A leaner, more elegant vintage for Cristal which plays                       acidity and mineral spine. Unusually serious, structured
      right into the style of the Champagne very well. I have had                   rose from a great vintage fabulous fruit.”(95pts ST)
      about a dozen bottles of this over the past year and
                                                                                    6 magnums                                per lot $2000-2600
      always find it to be excellent, fresh and racy. It s a good
      Cristal to drink young.”(93pts JK)
      6 magnums                                  per lot $3000-4000           913   Veuve Clicquot Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1990
                                                                                    La Grande Dame
                                                                                    ocb
                                                                                    “Rich, multidimensional, highly aromatic nose of pear, red
908   Perrier Jouet Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1996                                berries, apple, honey, toast and spice. Extremely rich and
      Fleur de Champagne                                                            concentrated, with its medium to full body leavened by
      3owc                                                                          bright citrus notes and compelling minerality. Great
      “Very subtle, floral nose combines minerals, nuts and                         inner-mouth aromas. Conveys an impression of powerful
      butter. Bright, concentrated and seamless, with lovely                        yet remarkably fine raw materials. The spicy finish offers
      harmonious acidity...”(92pts ST)                                              exceptional persistence and richness.”(96pts ST)
      6 magnums                               per lot $1200-1600                    6 magnums                                per lot $2400-3200

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  914   Veuve Clicquot Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1990                         919   Richebourg - Vintage 2005
        La Grande Dame                                                                Gros Frère et Soeur
        owc                                                                           “A potent but very reserved, indeed almost backward mix of
        1 Jéroboam                        per lot $1000-1500                          wood spice, Vosne spice, earth, smoke, animale and
                                                                                      gorgeous black berry fruit aromas blend into rich, full and
                                                                                      wonderfully deep flavors that are supple and not as
  915   Veuve Clicquot Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1996
                                                                                      concentrated as those of the GE but there is no lack of mid-
        La Grande Dame
                                                                                      palate fat to buffer the somewhat austere and firmly
        “Tightly-packed with notes of citrus oil, orange rind, white
                                                                                      structured finish.”(94pts BH)
        peach, honeysuckle, and brioche, the medium to
        full-bodied 1996 La Grande Dame Brut should age well                          3 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200
        for 15-20 years. Crisp, fresh, and backward, it is another
        brilliant example from the exquisite 1996 vintage.”(95pts)              920   Meursault - Vintage 1998
        12 bottles                                per lot $1200-1500                  Perrières, G. Roulot
                                                                                      12vlscl, 2nl, 1vltl
  916    Barolo - Vintage 1996                                                        12 bottles                              per lot $1500-2000
         Falletto di Serralunga, Riserva, B. Giacosa
                                                                                            _____________________________
        “…stunning Barolo. It is delicate and powerful at the same
        time, exhibiting a compelling, exotic nose of spices, licorice
        and tar along with a tightly wound core of fruit that                                YOUNG GUNS OF A
        gradually opens in the glass, revealing this wine’s profound                        MASSIVE COLLECTION
        personality. Just beginning to show some secondary aromas
        and flavors, it offers a wonderful juxtaposition of primary
        fruit and freshness along with more complex notes that have           Any consignment that starts off with two cases of 1998
        developed in the bottle.”(97pts)                                      Cheval in original case in magnum is a sign to wake up
        3 magnums                                 per lot $1500-2000          and pay attention. How about two 6-packs of 2001 Le Pin?
                                                                              A parcel of 1998 Lafleur? Ponsot, Rousseau, Dujac and
  917   Barolo - Vintage 1999                                                 Rousseau are plentiful on the Burg side, thanks to the
        Monfortino Riserva, G. Conterno                                       overflowing and everspilling collection of this East Coast
        “…deeply expressive in its aromatics, with breathtaking               gentleman. All wines removed from professional storage
        nuances of roses, menthol, spices and licorice that emerge            and in outstanding condition.
        from the glass, melding seamlessly onto the palate where
        complex layers of dark ripe fruit captivate the taster in an
                                                                              PARCEL LOTS 921-922
        endless counterpoint of aromas, flavors and sensations
        that are hard to fully capture with mere words it is a
        remarkable wine in every way, and is sure to take a place               921   Château Cheval Blanc - Vintage 1998
        among the great Monfortinos of all time.”(98pts)                              St. Émilion
                                                                                      owc
        3 magnums                                per lot $2000-2600
                                                                                      “Subtle, complex and refined, with aromas of cherry,
              _____________________________                                           licorice, mineral, berry and other sweet, ripe fruit.
                                                                                      Full-bodied and compacted, with masses of fine, silky
                                                                                      tannins. Long, long finish.”(98pts WS)
                  THREE OF A KIND                                                     6 magnums                              per lot $8000-10000

Well, not really. All wines removed from professional                           922   6 magnums                              per lot $8000-10000
storage.                                                                              Owc

  918   Château L'Évangile - Vintage 1998
        Pomerol
                                                                                923   Château La Mission-Haut-Brion - Vintage 1998
        “Captivating aromas of wild raspberry, cherry, mineral
                                                                                      Graves
        and grilled meat mark this full-bodied wine, along with
                                                                                      “Very seductive and plummy - sexy nose that is not too
        huge,silky tannins and an extra-long, caressing finish.
                                                                                      forward...good grip, nice definition in the mid-palate,
        Envelops the palate like a perfectly tailored silk shirt.
                                                                                      good charcoal flavors...more length and breed with a
        Incredible class, with everything in wonderful proportions.
                                                                                      toned minerality to it...”(94+pts JK)
        The greatest L’Évangile ever made.”(98pts WS)
                                                                                      6 bottles                                  per lot $750-1000
        6 bottles                                 per lot $1200-1500




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PARCEL LOTS 924-927                                                             932   Château L'Évangile - Vintage 1998
                                                                                      Pomerol
                                                                                      owc
  924   Château Lafleur - Vintage 1998
        Pomerol                                                                       “Captivating aromas of wild raspberry, cherry, mineral
        owc                                                                           and grilled meat mark this full-bodied wine, along with
        “There was one last wine to the weekend, and it was a 1998                    huge, silky tannins and an extra-long, caressing finish.
        Lafleur. The Lafleur had a deep, intense nose full of                         Envelops the palate like a perfectly tailored silk shirt.
        chunky, meaty Pomerol fruit. Chocolate, graham cracker                        Incredible class, with everything in wonderful proportions.
        crust and black and blueberries were present as well. There                   The greatest L'Évangile ever made.”(98pts WS)
        was a balancing beam of anise with an exotic edge to its                      3 double magnums                          per lot $3000-4000
        fruit, almost tropical but not quite. The nose was also full
        of iron, complementing its meat and game. The palate                    933   Château Pavie - Vintage 2003
        was huge, enormously endowed, wound and a bit                                 St. Émilion
        unforgiving. In another twenty years, it will be forgiven for                 owc
        sure! Game, twisted t n a, plum, anise, mineral, that                         “Its dense plum/purple color is accompanied by an
        Pomerol kink and that exotic Lafleur edge to the fruit were                   extraordinary perfume of charcoal, crème de cassis, melted
        all there. It was another spectacular, 50-100 year wine.”                     licorice, espresso roast, and blackberries. The wine, which
        (96+pts JK)                                                                   hits the palate with a dramatic minerality, comes across
        6 bottles                                  per lot $3000-4000                 like a hypothetical blend of limestone liqueur intermixed
                                                                                      with black and red fruits.”(98pts)
  925   6 bottles                                per lot $3000-4000                   12 bottles                                per lot $2400-3000
        owc
                                                                             PARCEL LOTS 934-935
  926   6 bottles                                per lot $3000-4000
        owc                                                                     934   Château Trotanoy - Vintage 1998
                                                                                      Pomerol
  927   6 bottles                                per lot $3000-4000                   “This structured, formidably-endowed, deep
        owc                                                                           ruby/purple-colored, full-bodied, super-rich wine exhibits
                                                                                      notes of toffee, truffles, and abundant blackberry, cherry,
                                                                                      and currant fruit. It cuts a large swath across the palate,
  928   Château Lafleur - Vintage 2002                                                and possesses copious but sweet tannin as well as a chewy,
        Pomerol                                                                       muscular mid-palate and finish. This is a compelling
        owc                                                                           effort from one of the great vineyards of Pomerol.”(95pts)
        6 bottles                                per lot $1300-1700                   6 magnums                                 per lot $4800-6000

PARCEL LOTS 929-930                                                             935   6 magnums                                 per lot $4800-6000
                                                                                      owc
  929   Château Le Pin - Vintage 2001
        Pomerol                                                                 936    Bonnes-Mares - Vintage 2002
        “…deep ruby/plum/purple color is accompanied by an                             Domaine de la Vougeraie
        extraordinary perfume of crème de cassis, cherry liqueur,
                                                                                      “A discreetly oaked nose of pepper, earth and explosive
        plums, licorice, caramel, and sweet toast. This flamboyant,
                                                                                      black fruits merges into incredibly dense and sappy,
        opulently textured, rich, concentrated Pomerol is a brilliant
                                                                                      muscular and powerful, full-on flavors that possess superb
        success as well as one of the wines of the vintage for
                                                                                      underlying material. The old vine sap and incredible depth
        2001.”(98pts)
                                                                                      is most impressive, all crafted in a classic style.”(93pts BH)
        6 bottles                                per lot $5000-7000
                                                                                      12 bottles                                 per lot $2400-3000

  930   6 bottles                                per lot $5000-7000
                                                                                937   Bonnes-Mares - Vintage 2004
                                                                                      G. Roumier
  931   Château L'Église-Clinet - Vintage 2000                                        ocb
        Pomerol                                                                       “Intense and brooding offers complexity and power in an
        owc                                                                           understated way. Blackberry, mineral and tobacco flavors
        “The saturated ruby/purple color offers up pure fruit notes                   meld with the lively structure and fine-grained tannins.
        of mulberries, figs, and cassis intermixed with hints of                      Picks up a violet theme on the long finish.”(93pts WS)
        licorice and toasty oak. Revealing great palate presence,                     12 bottles                               per lot $3000-4000
        tremendous texture, sweet tannin, relatively low acidity,
        and a finish that exceeds 60 seconds, I assume this wine
        will close down, not to reopen for nearly a decade…this                 938   Bonnes-Mares - Vintage 2004
                                                                                      G. Roumier
        could be another of the great classics.”(96pts)
                                                                                      owc
        3 double magnums                         per lot $4500-5000                   3 magnums                                 per lot $2000-2600


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PARCEL LOTS 939-940                                                             946   Clos de la Roche - Vintage 2003
                                                                                      Dujac
                                                                                      owc
  939   Chambertin - Vintage 2004
                                                                                      “Medium bright, deep red. Highly nuanced nose combines
        A. Rousseau
                                                                                      red fruits, minerals and flowers. Silky-sweet, thick and
        ocb
                                                                                      sappy, with outstanding richness and volume; this has fruit
        “The medium full flavors are reserved, tight, precise and
                                                                                      of steel. A perfect example of a 2003 that's superripe
        very pure with extraordinarily good punch and precision,
                                                                                      without being cooked. One to buy and to cellar.”(93pts ST)
        all wrapped in a firm, dusty and linear finish. I particularly
                                                                                      1 Jéroboam                                per lot $1500-2000
        like the mouth coating quality of the flavors as there is
        ample dry extract here, which serves to perfectly buffer the
        firmly tannic spine.”(93pts BH)
        12 bottles                                per lot $2600-3200           946A Clos de la Roche - Vintage 2003
                                                                                    Vieilles Vignes, Ponsot
                                                                                    owc
  940   12 bottles                                per lot $2600-3200                (99pts, Robert Parker, Hedonist’s Gazette)
        ocb                                                                         6 magnums                              per lot $6000-8000
  941   Chambertin - Vintage 2004
        A. Rousseau                                    magnum(1)
        Clos de Bèze, A. Rousseau                      magnum(1)               946B Clos de la Roche - Vintage 2003
           Above 2 magnums                        per lot $1200-1600                Vieilles Vignes, Ponsot
                                                                                    owc
                                                                                    6 magnums                                  per lot $6000-8000
PARCEL LOTS 942-943

  942   Chambertin - Vintage 2004                                             PARCEL LOTS 947-948
        Clos de Bèze, A. Rousseau
        ocb
        “A densely fruited and superbly complex nose of spice,                  947   Clos de la Roche - Vintage 2004
        earth, ripe red fruit aromas, leather and underbrush leads                    Vieilles Vignes, Ponsot
        to rich, supple, elegant and pure flavors where the                           owc
        structure arrives all at once on the seriously long finish.”                  “Good deep red. Superripe, slightly decadent aromas of
        (93pts BH)                                                                    red cherry, leather and underbrush. Plush, fat and
                                                                                      large-scaled; a full-blown expression of soil, with notes of
        12 bottles                                per lot $2600-3200                  smoke and game. This boasts extraordinary sweetness for
                                                                                      the vintage, remaining just this side of over the top. Just a
  943   12 bottles                                per lot $2600-3200                  hint of nut skin on the finish. Very sexy wine.”(93pts ST)
        ocb                                                                           12 bottles                                 per lot $1800-2400

  944   Chambolle Musigny - Vintage 2004                                        948   12 bottles                               per lot $1800-2400
        Les Amoureuses, G. Roumier                                                    Owc
        “A gentle touch of wood spice frames spicy, seductive and
        fragrant black berry fruits that complement perfectly the
        sexy, silky and mouth coating flavors that possess a really
        lovely velvety texture on the long and impressively                   PARCEL LOTS 949-952
        harmonious finish.”(90pts BH)
        3 bottles                                   per lot $650-900            949   Clos de la Roche - Vintage 2004
                                                                                      Vieilles Vignes, Ponsot
                                                                                      3 magnums                                per lot $1200-1500
  945   Clos de la Roche - Vintage 1999
        Dujac                                                                   950   3 magnums                                per lot $1200-1500
        cc, owc
        “There is a certain reserve and distance present in this                951   3 magnums                                per lot $1200-1500
        wine that the other wines don't have. Slightly austere with a
        mineral essence that tends to suppress the pinot baby fat
        lurking beneath the surface. The potential here is enormous             952   3 magnums                                per lot $1200-1500
        yet it is largely hidden and unlike many 99s, this is not at
        all showy but rather calm and deliberate. All the                       953   Clos de la Roche - Vintage 2004
        components are here for a long and slow evolution but it                      Vieilles Vignes, Ponsot
        may take 10 to 15 years to realize its awesome                                owc
        potential.”(92-94pts BH)                                                      1 Jéroboam                                per lot $800-1200
        1 Jéroboam                               per lot $2000-3000


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  954   Gevrey-Chambertin - Vintage 2003                                         960   La Romanée - Vintage 2003
        Clos St. Jacques, A. Rousseau                                                  Liger-Belair
        “Sexy red berries, smoked meat, coffee, underbrush, truffle                    owc
        and spicy oak on the nose. Very ripe but initially tight, with                 “Grilled oak, spices, and sweet red fruits…
        good spine and a high pitch to its sappy red berry flavors.                    Full-bodied, fresh and rich, this intense wine exhibits
        Slightly roasted for this Cuvée but kept fresh by sound                        exceptional depth of fruit, concentration, and purity. Loads
        acidity. Very concentrated, long wine. Finishes with firm                      of candied black cherries dominate its juicy, extroverted
        but very fine tannins and excellent palate-coating                             personality and copious solid (yet ripe) tannin make an
        persistence.”(91pts ST)                                                        appearance in its exceedingly long finish. This offering, a
        12 bottles                                per lot $2000-3000                   beautiful marriage of power and elegance.”(97pts)
                                                                                       6 magnums                                per lot $8000-11000
PARCEL LOTS 955-957
                                                                               PARCEL LOTS 961-962
  955   Gevrey-Chambertin - Vintage 2004
        Clos St. Jacques, A. Rousseau                                            961   Musigny - Vintage 2001
        ocb                                                                            Domaine de la Vougeraie
        “An equally fresh if perhaps not quite as ripe nose of red                     owc
        fruit and mineral-infused aromas of surpassing complexity                      “Dramatic, floral and sappy black pinot fruit beautifully
        introduce delicious, intense and slightly firmer medium                        frame the dense, intense, dramatically complex flavors
        full flavors that culminate in a subtly persistent finish. This                underpinned by very ripe, solid tannins and incredible
        is refined and exceptionally pure and while it is on the                       length. Silk and velvet combine with power and richness to
        lighter side, the focus, detail and precision is extremely                     create something quite extraordinary.”(92-95pts BH)
        impressive.”(92pts BH)
                                                                                       12 bottles                              per lot $3500-4500
        12 bottles                                 per lot $1400-1800
                                                                                 962   12 bottles                               per lot $3500-4500
  956   12 bottles                                per lot $1400-1800
                                                                                       owc
        1lbsl, ocb
                                                                                 963   Musigny - Vintage 2001
  957   12 bottles                                per lot $1400-1800                   Leroy
        ocb                                                                            1crc
                                                                                       “Stunningly elegant and pure if completely reserved nose
  958   Griottes-Chambertin                                                            of mocha, black raspberry, spice and smoke introduces
        Ponsot                                                                         massive, powerful, stupendously intense flavors that deliver
        - Vintage 1993                                     (2)                         layer upon layer of richly concentrated earthy essence.
        - Vintage 1997                                     (2)                         This is emotionally thrilling juice and transcendent in every
        - Vintage 1998                                     (2)                         respect and the length is almost not believable.”(97pts BH)
        - Vintage 1999                                     (2)                         2 bottles                                 per lot $1500-2000
        - Vintage 2001                                     (2)
        - Vintage 2002                                     (2)                   964   Musigny - Vintage 2003
           Above 12 bottles                       per lot $1600-2000                   Domaine de la Vougeraie
                                                                                       “An exuberant, expressive and highly complex nose of
  959   La Romanée - Vintage 2002                                                      wood and natural spice, ripe plum, black pinot fruit and
        Liger-Belair                                                                   warm earth leads to exceptionally rich, round, classy and
        2lwrl, owc                                                                     refined medium full flavors underpinned by obvious muscle,
        “Classic medium ruby color. This is a backward, tight and                      ripe but firm tannins and huge length.”(90-93pts BH)
        reserved wine with an adroit trace of wood framing                             3 magnums                                per lot $2600-3500
        stunningly elegant and dazzlingly complex black fruit
        aromas that lead to sappy, mouth coating, powerful and                   965   Musigny - Vintage 2003
        very deep flavors of astonishing richness and length. But                      Domaine de la Vougeraie
        it's the seamless harmony and sheer class that puts this at                    owc
        another level.”(96pts BH)                                                      1 Jéroboam                               per lot $1200-1500
        6 magnums                              per lot $9000-12000




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PARCEL LOTS 966-967                                                             974   Robert Foley Claret - Vintage 2001
                                                                                      ocb
                                                                                      “…is a tour de force in winemaking. It possesses
  966   Musigny - Vintage 2001
                                                                                      extraordinary concentration, intensity, purity, and
        Vieilles Vignes, Comte de Vogüé
                                                                                      ripeness, yet retains an elegant style. With a spectacular
        owc
                                                                                      perfume of blackberry liqueur, cassis, acacia flowers,
        “…simply a spectacular effort that has captured every bit
                                                                                      graphite, espresso roast, and chocolate as well as a
        of the potential it originally displayed in cask. Restrained
                                                                                      60-second finish, this long, dense 2001 is still primary, but
        and backward nose of a fantastically complex mix of
                                                                                      already fun to drink.”(99pts)
        blackberries, spice, cedar, soy, anise and dried herbs
        followed by full-bodied, multi-layered flavors of amazing                     12 bottles                                per lot $3000-4000
        length. Opulent and lavish yet all remains exquisitely
        balanced and this is astonishingly precise.”(96pts BH)               PARCEL LOTS 975-977
        6 bottles                                  per lot $2400-3000
                                                                                975   Marcassin Pinot Noir - Vintage 2002
  967   6 bottles                                per lot $2400-3000                   Blue Slide Ridge Vineyard
        Owc                                                                           1nl
                                                                                      “…superb. It offers black raspberry, blueberry, violet, and
                                                                                      subtle damp forest floor notes, beautiful acidity that
                                                                                      buttresses its superb richness, intensity, and ripeness,
PARCEL LOTS 968-971
                                                                                      medium to full body, and a stunning finish. This Pinot has
                                                                                      done a complete turnabout in bottle and is showing
  968   Hermitage - Vintage 2003                                                      fabulously well.”(95pts)
        La Chapelle, P. Jaboulet
        owc                                                                           6 bottles                                  per lot $1800-2400
        “The 2003 Hermitage La Chapelle possesses an
        inky/purple color as well as a tremendous bouquet of cr                 976   6 bottles                                per lot $1800-2400
        me de cassis, crushed flowers, truffles, and licorice.
        Full-bodied and powerful…with good freshness and                        977   6 bottles                                per lot $1800-2400
        definition.”(95pts)
        12 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200            978   Marcassin Pinot Noir - Vintage 2002
                                                                                      Marcassin Vineyard
  969   12 bottles                                per lot $900-1200                   “Notes of fresh mushrooms, forest floor, plums, black
        6owc                                                                          cherries, raspberries, and hints of white chocolate and
                                                                                      smoke jump from the glass of this full-bodied wine. Its
  970   12 bottles                                per lot $900-1200                   extraordinary nuances, amazingly complex, rich, broad
                                                                                      palate, and spectacular finish suggest it should drink well
        owc
                                                                                      for well over a decade.”(98pts)
                                                                                      12 bottles                                per lot $3500-4800
  971   12 bottles                                per lot $900-1200
        Owc
                                                                                979   Marcassin Pinot Noir - Vintage 2002
                                                                                      Marcassin Vineyard
                                                                                      2 bottles                                   per lot $600-800
  972   Barolo
        Cannubi Boschis, L. Sandrone
        - Vintage 1985 lbsl                               (1)                   980   Marcassin Pinot Noir - Vintage 2002
        - Vintage 1989                                    (2)                         Three Sisters Vineyard
        - Vintage 1990                                    (1)                         “The 2002 Pinot Noir Three Sisters fragrant nose of
                                                                                      flowers interwoven with blueberries and forest floor is
           Above 4 bottles                       per lot $1800-2400                   reminiscent of a grand cru from the Cotes de Nuit. The
                                                                                      wine has fabulous fruit on the attack, beautiful structure,
                                                                                      medium to full body, and a purity and almost ethereal
                                                                                      lightness of being despite significant richness and
  973   Barolo - Vintage 1990                                                         intensity.”(96pts)
        Cannubi Boschis, L. Sandrone
        2lbsl                                                                         6 bottles                                 per lot $1300-1800
        “…offers tremendous opulence, concentration and length
        on the palate, with waves of ripe, sweet red and black fruit,           981   Marcassin Pinot Noir - Vintage 2002
        menthol, and mineral flavors and a soft, generous texture.                    Marcassin Vineyard
        This youthful Barolo must be tasted to be believed, and                       “Notes of fresh mushrooms, forest floor, plums, black
        well-stored bottles should drink well for at least another 10                 cherries, raspberries, and hints of white chocolate and
        years. A real privilege to drink this from an impeccably                      smoke jump from the glass of this full-bodied wine. Its
        stored bottle.”(98pts)                                                        extraordinary nuances, amazingly complex, rich, broad
        2 magnums                                 per lot $4000-5000                  palate, and spectacular finish suggest it should drink well
                                                                                      for well over a decade.”(98pts)
                                                                                      10 bottles                                per lot $3000-4000
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              _____________________________                                     987   Bollinger Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1996
                                                                                      Vieilles Vignes, Francais
                      BUY GEORGE                                                      1 bottle                             per lot $700-900

                                                                                988   Krug Vintage Champagne
He’s got it. And a couple jéros of DP. All wines
                                                                                      - Vintage 1979                                   (1)
professionally stored in the Valley.                                                  - Vintage 1985                                   (2)
                                                                                         Above 3 bottles                      per lot $1300-1700
PARCEL LOTS 982-983
                                                                                989   Salon Vintage Champagne
  982   Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1995                                 Le Mesnil
        owc                                                                           - Vintage 1985                                   (2)
        “Wonderfully subtle, complex aromas of white flowers,                         - Vintage 1988                                   (1)
        acacia honey, minerals, nuts and mushroom, with musky
        and leesy nuances. Oily, rich and smoky but with terrific                        Above 3 bottles                      per lot $1000-1300
        verve and lift. Quite substantial and chewy for a young
        D.P. but not at all heavy. Yellow plum and strong soil                  990   Barolo - Vintage 1964
        tones in the middle and on the palate-staining                                Pio Cesare
        finish.”(95pts ST)
                                                                                      5 bottles                                 per lot $500-600
        1 Jéroboam                               per lot $3000-4000
                                                                                991   Barolo - Vintage 1961
  983   1 Jéroboam                                per lot $3000-4000                  Riserva, C. Rinaldi
        owc                                                                           3tl, 3tal
                                                                                      3 bottles                            per lot $600-800
  984   George Pinot Noir                                                                    _____________________________
        Nuptial Vineyard
        - Vintage 2004                            (4)
        - Vintage 2005                            (4)                                    OLD WORLD, NEW WORLD
        - Vintage 2006                            (4)
           Above 12 bottles               per lot $900-1200                   Property of a Mid-Atlantic man and his temperature-
             _____________________________                                    controlled cellar.

  CONTIS, CHAMPAGNE AND VINTAGE                                                 992   Château Cheval Blanc - Vintage 1990
                                                                                      St. Émilion
ITALIANS OF A WEST COAST COLLECTOR                                                    2bsl, 1tsl, 1hwasl, 1lwasl
                                                                                      “The wine is full-bodied, rich, and concentrated, with
               All wines professionally stored.                                       layers of extract, and well-concealed tannin the most
                                                                                      profound Cheval Blanc since the legendary1982.”(98pts)
  985   La Tâche - Vintage 1993                                                       2 bottles                               per lot $2000-2600
        Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
        5wisl                                                                   993   Château Cheval Blanc
        “The 1993 DRC La T che is the forgotten, great young                          - Vintage 1983 St. Émilion bsl, ltl, wasl          (1)
        vintage of La T che. It really needed some time to open
                                                                                      Château Haut-Brion
        up, at first a bit herbal, very tight and structured. After
                                                                                      - Vintage 1990 Graves                              (1)
        some time, its density, balance and tannins took over, and
        its palate and acidity were enormous, even longer than the                    Château Mouton Rothschild
        99 although not as dense. Rose, iron and tea all                              - Vintage 1990 Pauillac 1ts                        (2)
        reluctantly emerged in the mouth in this Frankenstein of a                       Above 4 bottles                       per lot $1500-2000
        La Tâche, a Frankenstein that graduated from Harvard,
        that is.”(97+pts JK)
                                                                                994   Château Léoville-Barton - Vintage 1995
        6 bottles                                  per lot $8000-12000                St. Julien
                                                                                      owc
  986   Romanée-St.-Vivant - Vintage 1990                                             “Somewhat closed and reticent after bottling, but still
        Domaine de la Romanée-Conti                                                   impressive, this 1995 possesses a dark ruby/purple color,
        “Extremely rich and ripe with explosive aromas of Vosne                       as well as an oaky nose with classic scents of cassis,
        spice, earth and only a touch of secondary nuance followed                    vanillin, cedar, and spice. Dense and medium to full-
        by big, ndeed even robust flavors that show good muscle                       bodied, with softer tannin and more accessibility than the
        but no rusticity and while this displays only a bit of the                    1996, but not quite the packed and stacked effect on the
        classic RSV velvet, this character will undoubtedly become                    palate, the 1995 is an outstanding textbook St.-Julien that
        more pronounced with age as there is plenty of mid-palate                     will handsomely repay extended cellaring.”(91pts)
        density. Quite long and still very much of a baby, the '90
                                                                                      12 bottles                                per lot $900-1200
        RSV is most promising.”(92pts BH)
        6 bottles                                 per lot $5500-7500
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994A Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Vintage 2001                                        999   Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
     Château de Beaucastel                                                           Eisele Vineyard
     owc                                                                             - Vintage 1995                              magnum(1)
     “This inky/ruby/purple-colored Cuvée offers a classic                           - Vintage 1997                              magnum(1)
     Beaucastel bouquet of new saddle leather, cigar smoke,                             Above 2 magnums                      per lot $1300-1700
     roasted herbs, black truffles, underbrush, and blackberry
     as well as cherry fruit. It is a superb, earthy expression of
     this Mourvèdre-dominated Cuvée. Full-bodied and                         1000    Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon
     powerful, it will undoubtedly close down over the next                          - Vintage 1992                                   (1)
     several years, not to re-emerge for 7-8 years.”(96pts)                          - Vintage 1993                                   (1)
     12 bottles                                   per lot $900-1200                     Above 2 bottles                         per lot $700-900

 995   Ermitage - Vintage 1990                                               1001    Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon
       Le Pavillon, M. Chapoutier                                                    Herb Lamb Vineyard
       lbsl                                                                          - Vintage 1993                                   (2)
       “Black-colored, with an extraordinary perfume of licorice,                    - Vintage 1994                                   (1)
       sweet blackcurrants, smoke, and minerals, it coats the                        - Vintage 1995                                   (2)
       palate with layer upon layer of decadently rich,                              - Vintage 1996                                   (1)
       super-concentrated, nearly viscous Syrah flavors. There is                       Above 6 bottles                      per lot $2400-3200
       amazing glycerin, a chewy, unctuous texture, and
       phenomenal length. The tannins, which are considerable
       when analyzed, are virtually obscured by the massive                  1002    Dalla Valle Red
       quantities of fruit.”(100pts)                                                 Maya
                                                                                     - Vintage 1994                                   (1)
       1 magnum                                  per lot $700-1000                   - Vintage 1996                                   (1)
                                                                                     - Vintage 1997                                   (2)
                                                                                     - Vintage 1998                                   (1)
 996   Harlan Estate Red - Vintage 2003                                                 Above 5 bottles                      per lot $1700-2200
       owc
       “…a dark ruby/purple color, silky tannin, and abundant                1003    Harlan Estate Red
       quantities of licorice, graphite, chocolate, espresso, black                  - Vintage 1994                                   (2)
       currant, truffle, and earthy characteristics, it comes across                 - Vintage 1995                                   (2)
       like a hypothetical blend of a top-notch Pauillac and                         - Vintage 1996                                   (2)
       Graves. Superb texture, low acidity, and gorgeous purity                      - Vintage 1997                                   (2)
       as well as richness.”(95pts)                                                  - Vintage 1998                                   (2)
       6 bottles                                 per lot $2400-3000                  - Vintage 1999 2sdc                              (2)
                                                                                     - Vintage 2000                                   (2)
                                                                                     - Vintage 2001                                   (2)
                                                                                     - Vintage 2002                                   (2)
 997   Sine Qua Non Grenache
                                                                                     - Vintage 2003                                   (2)
       custom owc
       - Vintage 2003 The Inaugural                       (1)                           Above 20 bottles                   per lot $10500-14000
       Sine Qua Non Syrah
       - Vintage 2003 The Inaugural                       (5)                1004    Harlan Estate Red
          Above 6 bottles                       per lot $2200-2800                   - Vintage 1991                                   (1)
                                                                                     - Vintage 1997                                   (1)
             _____________________________                                              Above 2 bottles                      per lot $1400-1800

       KILLER CALIFORNIA AT LARGE                                            1005    Harlan Estate Red
                                                                                     - Vintage 1996 owc                          magnum(1)
                                                                                     - Vintage 1997                              magnum(1)
Cult alert! All wines purchased upon release and ideally
                                                                                     - Vintage 1998                              magnum(1)
                    stored ever since.
                                                                                        Above 3 magnums                      per lot $4500-6000
 998   Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
       Eisele Vineyard                                                       1006    Harlan Estate Red - Vintage 1999
       - Vintage 1993                                    (1)                         owc
       - Vintage 1994                                    (1)                         “Aromatic nose - a little more floral with a pinch of cola
       - Vintage 1995 sdc                                (1)                         and the classic cassis and cedar a blackberry spike and a
                                                                                     splash of fresh paint lots of minerals chunky coffee and
       - Vintage 1997 1sdc                               (2)
                                                                                     chocolate on the palate great balance of fruit and finish
       - Vintage 1999                                    (2)                         picture perfect!”(96pts JK)
          Above 7 bottles                       per lot $1600-2000
                                                                                     2 magnums                                 per lot $2400-3000


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1007   Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1996                     1013    Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon
       “Silky-textured, fabulously-concentrated, and                                 Hillside Select
       gorgeously-balanced, it has every component part-acidity,                     - Vintage 1989 sdc                         (1)
       alcohol, tannin, and extract-flawlessly presented.”(98pts)                    - Vintage 1990 1nl, 1sdc                   (2)
       1 bottle                                 per lot $1500-2000                   - Vintage 1991                             (1)
                                                                                     - Vintage 1993                             (1)
1008   Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1997                             - Vintage 1994                             (2)
       “The opaque purple/black color is followed by intense,                        - Vintage 1995                             (1)
       soaring aromas of crème de cassis, in addition to                             - Vintage 1997                             (3)
       blueberry and blackberry fruit. The wine's extraordinary                         Above 11 bottles               per lot $3000-4000
       purity, great depth, and fabulously seamless, full-bodied,                          _____________________________
       multi-layered texture are something to behold, particularly
       in a wine so young. However, everything is in balance.                     MORE CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ OF
       This is another work of art from an extraordinary                          ELEVEN ASSORTED COLLECTORS
       terroir.”(100pts)
                                                                                         WE KNOW WELL
       2 bottles                                per lot $4500-6000
                                                                                               All wines properly stored.
1009   Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1999
       owc                                                                   1014    Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 2002
       “It boasts an opaque purple color along with a                                “It exhibits a classic Bryant profile of blueberries,
       gorgeously pure nose of crème de cassis, charcoal, and                        blackberries, chocolate, and smoky notes (100% new
       floral characteristics. The wine is opulent, dense, and rich,                 Taransaud barrels are utilized), a full-bodied, powerful
       with exceptional purity, a viscous texture, and impressive                    palate, great texture, tremendous purity, and a long,
       underlying tannin that frames its large but elegant                           heady finish with high tannin, but it is well-integrated and
       personality. Not surprisingly, this is a candidate for the                    sweet.”(96pts)
       wine of the vintage.”(97pts)                                                  6 bottles                                  per lot $1800-2400
       3 bottles                                  per lot $4200-5500

1010   Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 2001                     1015    Harlan Estate Red - Vintage 2001
       owc                                                                           “…the 2001 Harlan Estate is a perfect wine…An
        “It boasts an opaque purple color along with gorgeously                      inky/purple color is accompanied by a stupendous bouquet
       pure, intense aromas of cr me de cassis, subtle smoke, and                    of lead pencil shavings interwoven with coffee, new saddle
       the ever-present licorice. Opulent, full-bodied, and                          leather, melted licorice, cedar wood, black currant liqueur,
       extraordinarily rich, yet somehow remaining light on its                      and violets. Explosive richness, a marvelous, full-bodied
       feet, this Cuv e always stands out for its glorious purity and                texture, and fabulous purity, concentration, complexity, and
       fragrance.”(98pts)                                                            nobleness are the stuff of legends. (100pts)
       3 bottles                                  per lot $4500-6000                 3 bottles                                per lot $1800-2400

1011   Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 2002
       owc                                                                   1016    Harlan Estate Red - Vintage 2002
       “The 2002 is reminiscent of the 1992, exhibiting a                            owc
       precociousness out of the gate, but capable of lasting
                                                                                     “…it is impossible to resist the flamboyant, extroverted
       20-25 years. Deep purple-colored to the rim, with a
                                                                                     2002 Harlan Estate s charm, richness, and overall
       gorgeously pure nose of cr me de cassis with a hint of
                                                                                     seductive personality. This profoundly complex wine
       sweet cherry, licorice, and smoke, this wine is beautifully
                                                                                     exhibits notes of cedar, black currant liqueur, scorched
       voluptuous, full-bodied, yet incredibly elegant, with a
                                                                                     earth, smoke, and graphite. Incredibly broad, sweet, full-
       finish that goes on for close to a minute.”(99pts)
                                                                                     bodied, opulent, and voluptuous, it literally has everything
       3 bottles                                 per lot $4500-6000                  one could ever want in a great Cabernet Sauvignon-based
                                                                                     wine This prodigious offering is worth mortgaging the
1012   Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 2003                             farm!”(100pts)
       owc                                                                           2 magnums                                 per lot $3000-4000
       “…continues to be a beautiful wine, dense ruby/purple in
       color with wonderful purity of crème de cassis. It is that
       black currant liqueur purity, richness, and depth that is
       one of the shining characteristics of this wine.                      1017    Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1998
       Extraordinarily pure, the wine is full-bodied, opulent, and                   “…an outstanding effort...charming and open-knit, with
       concentrated, but still young and primary. There is plenty                    sweet tannin and gobs of black currant fruit presented in a
       of tannin underlying the wealth of fruit.”(95pts)                             medium-bodied, soft, round, seductive style.”(94pts)
       3 bottles                                 per lot $3500-4500                  1 bottle                                per lot $1000-1300




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1018   Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1999                     1025    Marcassin Pinot Noir - Vintage 2002
       “It boasts an opaque purple color along with a                                Marcassin Vineyard
       gorgeously pure nose of cr me de cassis, charcoal, and                        “Notes of fresh mushrooms, forest floor, plums, black
       floral characteristics. The wine is opulent, dense, and rich,                 cherries, raspberries, and hints of white chocolate and
       with exceptional purity, a viscous texture, and impressive                    smoke jump form the glass of this full-bodied wine. Its
       underlying tannin that frames its large but elegant                           extraordinary nuances, amazingly complex, rich, broad
       personality. Not surprisingly, this is a candidate for the                    palate, and spectacular finish suggest it should drink well
       wine of the vintage.”(97pts)                                                  for well over a decade.”(98pts)
       2 bottles                                  per lot $2800-3500                 5 bottles                                 per lot $1700-2200

1019   Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 2001                     1026    Sine Qua Non Pinot Noir
       owc                                                                           - Vintage 1999 The Ox                            (1)
       “It boasts an opaque purple color along with gorgeously                       - Vintage 2000 A Cappella                        (1)
       pure, intense aromas of cr me de cassis, subtle smoke, and                    Sine Qua Non White
       the ever-present licorice. Opulent, full-bodied, and                          - Vintage 2000 The Boot                          (1)
       extraordinarily rich, yet somehow remaining light on its                      Sine Qua Non Grenache
       feet, this Cuv e always stands out for its glorious purity and                - Vintage 2001 Ventriloquist                     (1)
       fragrance.”(98pts)                                                            Sine Qua Non Syrah
       3 bottles                                  per lot $4500-6000                 - Vintage 2002 Just For The Love Of It           (1)
                                                                                     - Vintage 2003 Papa                              (2)
1020   Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon                                                        Above 7 bottles                     per lot $1500-2000
       Hillside Select
       - Vintage 1995                                     (2)                1027    Marcassin Chardonnay
       - Vintage 1996                                     (2)                        - Vintage 2001
       - Vintage 1997                                     (2)                        Marcassin Vineyard                                 (2)
       - Vintage 1998                                     (2)                        Three Sisters Vineyard                             (1)
       - Vintage 1999                                     (2)                        - Vintage 2002
       - Vintage 2000                                     (2)                        Three Sisters Vineyard                            (2)
          Above 12 bottles                       per lot $2600-3500                     Above 5 bottles                      per lot $1050-1400
             _____________________________                                                 _____________________________
1021   Harlan Estate Red                                                     1028    Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 2004
       - Vintage 1998 owc                                 (3)                        owc
       - Vintage 1999                                     (3)                        “…beautifully textured, opulent, and forward, which is very
       - Vintage 2000                                     (3)                        much in keeping with the style of this vintage. It can be
       - Vintage 2003                                     (3)                        drunk now or cellared for 15 or more years.”(95pts)
          Above 12 bottles                       per lot $4200-5500                  3 bottles                                 per lot $3000-4000

1022   Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon                                             1029    Marcassin Pinot Noir - Vintage 2003
       Hillside Select                                                               Blue Slide Ridge Vineyard                     (3)
       - Vintage 2001                                     (2)                        Three Sisters Vineyard                        (2)
       - Vintage 2002                                     (2)                           Above 5 bottles                  per lot $1400-1900
          Above 4 bottles                        per lot $1200-1600
                                                                             1030    Marcassin Chardonnay - Vintage 2003
1023   Marcassin Pinot Noir                                                          Marcassin Vineyard
       Blue Slide Ridge Vineyard                                                     “The Chevalier-Montrachet-like 2003 Chardonnay
       - Vintage 2001                                     (3)                        Marcassin Vineyard exhibits liquid stone-like notes
       - Vintage 2002                                     (3)                        interwoven with popcorn, candied oranges, citrus oil,
          Above 6 bottles                        per lot $1700-2200                  melon, and honeyed green apples. A top vintage of
                                                                                     Corton-Charlemagne was the only wine I could think of
                                                                                     when I was smelling and tasting this extraordinary wine.
1024   Marcassin Pinot Noir - Vintage 1999                                           Broad, rich, and beautifully pure as well as nuanced, it
       Marcassin Vineyard                                                            should drink well for at least a decade.”(97pts)
       “The 1999 Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard is less
                                                                                     7 bottles                                per lot $1800-2400
       flamboyant than the ostentatious Blue Slide Cuv e. It
       exhibits more animal, plum, raspberry, and earthy                                   _____________________________
       characteristics (meaty porchinis come to mind) in its
       broodingly backward, mineral-dominated personality.                   1031    Sine Qua Non Grenache
       Additionally, there is great structure and purity, as well as                 - Vintage 2003 The Inaugural                       (1)
       layers of fruit and intensity.”(95pts)                                        Sine Qua Non Syrah
       2 bottles                                   per lot $600-800                  - Vintage 2003 The Inaugural                      (5)
                                                                                        Above 6 bottles                      per lot $2200-2800

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             _____________________________                                   1039    Marcassin Pinot Noir - Vintage 2002
                                                                                     Blue Slide Ridge Vineyard
1032   Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                                                     “…superb. It offers black raspberry, blueberry, violet, and
       Herb Lamb Vineyard
                                                                                     subtle damp forest floor notes, beautiful acidity that
       - Vintage 2001 owc                                 (3)
                                                                                     buttresses its superb richness, intensity, and ripeness,
       - Vintage 2002                                     (3)                        medium to full body, and a stunning finish. This Pinot has
       - Vintage 2003                                     (3)                        done a complete turnabout in bottle and is showing
          Above 9 bottles                        per lot $2400-3200                  fabulously well.”(95pts)
                                                                                     6 bottles                                  per lot $1800-2400
1033   Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 2003
       Tychson Hill                                                          1040    Marcassin Pinot Noir - Vintage 2002
       owc                                                                           Bondi Home Ranch                              (3)
       “…exquisite perfume of acacia flowers, cedar, cr me de                        Three Sisters Vineyard                        (3)
       cassis, licorice, and graphite silky tannin as well as an
       enormously concentrated yet elegant, pure style.”(96pts)                         Above 6 bottles                  per lot $1300-1800
       3 bottles                                  per lot $800-1000
                                                                             1041    Marcassin Pinot Noir
                                                                                     Marcassin Vineyard
1034   Colgin Red - Vintage 2003                                                     - Vintage 1996 1sdc                               (2)
       Cariad Vineyard
                                                                                     - Vintage 1997                                    (2)
       owc
       “This harmonious offering reveals an inky/blue/purple                         - Vintage 1998                                    (2)
       color in addition to sumptuous aromas of new saddle                           - Vintage 1999                                    (2)
       leather, scorched earth, blackberries, cassis, smoke,                         - Vintage 2000                                    (2)
       licorice, and roasted meats. While it suggests a right bank                   - Vintage 2002                                    (2)
       Bordeaux (such as a top-notch St. Émilion), it is clearly                        Above 12 bottles                      per lot $3200-4500
       Californian in its ripeness, richness, and overall purity.”
       (96pts)                                                               1042    Sea Smoke Pinot Noir
       6 bottles                                 per lot $1500-2000                  Ten
                                                                                     - Vintage 2004                                    (1)
1035   Colgin Red - Vintage 2003                                                     - Vintage 2005                                    (3)
       IX Estate                                                                        Above 4 bottles                          per lot $600-800
       owc
       “The dense purple-tinged 2003 IX Proprietary Red (a
                                                                             1043    Marcassin Chardonnay - Vintage 2003
       blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, and 5%
                                                                                     Marcassin Vineyard
       Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot - also a change from
                                                                                     “The Chevalier-Montrachet-like 2003 Chardonnay
       barrel) is a 1,280-case Cuv e revealing deep, rich blue as
                                                                                     Marcassin Vineyard exhibits liquid stone-like notes
       well as black fruits, hints of licorice and creosote, a smoky,
                                                                                     interwoven with popcorn, candied oranges, citrus oil,
       Graves-like, hot rocks character, moderately high tannin,
                                                                                     melon, and honeyed green apples. A top vintage of
       and a full-bodied finish.”(95pts)
                                                                                     Corton-Charlemagne was the only wine I could think of
       6 bottles                                  per lot $1200-1500                 when I was smelling and tasting this extraordinary wine.
                                                                                     Broad, rich, and beautifully pure as well as nuanced, it
1036   Aubert Vineyards Pinot Noir - Vintage 2005                                    should drink well for at least a decade.”(97pts)
       Reuling Vineyard                        magnum(1)                             6 bottles                                per lot $1500-2000
       UV Vineyard                             magnum(1)
          Above 2 magnums                   per lot $800-1000                1044    Marcassin Chardonnay - Vintage 2003
                                                                                     Three Sisters Vineyard
1037   Kistler Pinot Noir - Vintage 2004                                             “The 2003 Chardonnay Three Sisters displays honeyed
       Cuvée Catherine                                    (2)                        custard, a hint of caramel, orange marmalade, lemon
       Cuvée Elizabeth                                    (2)                        blossom and apple skin. As it sits in the glass, a notion of
                                                                                     hazelnuts emerges from this magnificently rich,
          Above 4 bottles                          per lot $700-900
                                                                                     full-throttle, layered and nuanced Chardonnay.”(96pts)
                                                                                     6 bottles                                 per lot $1200-1500
1038   Marcassin Pinot Noir - Vintage 2000
       Blue Slide Ridge Vineyard                                                           _____________________________
       1gsl
       “…my candidate for a DRC Richebourg on steroids vote,                 1045    Château Ducru-Beaucaillou - Vintage 1995
       possesses the extraordinary aromatics that this vineyard                      St. Julien
       routinely produces. The blueberry, blackberry, forest floor,                  “Subtle yet aromatic character of Indian spices, currants
       mushroom, and gamy notes are all offered in a                                 and dried cherries. Full-bodied, with super well-integrated
       provocative smorgasbord of aromas. There is tremendous                        tannins and a long, caressing finish. Wonderful texture.
       fruit intensity, medium to full body, outstanding acid                        Classy and structured. Long. This was wine of the year in
       levels, and a long, textured, spectacular finish.”(96pts)                     1998; well deserved.”(95pts WS)
       6 bottles                                  per lot $1800-2400                 6 bottles                                per lot $750-1000

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1046   Château Haut-Brion - Vintage 1995                                      1052   Marcassin Pinot Noir
       Graves                                                                        Marcassin Vineyard
       2lbsl                                                                         - Vintage 1999                                     (2)
       “This wine has been brilliant on every occasion I have                        - Vintage 2000 1ltl                                (2)
       tasted it. More accessible and forward than the 1996, it                      - Vintage 2001                                     (2)
       possesses a saturated ruby/purple color, as well as a                         - Vintage 2002                                     (2)
       beautiful, knock-out set of aromatics, consisting of black
                                                                                        Above 8 bottles                        per lot $2200-3000
       fruits, vanillin, spice, and wood-fire smoke.
       Multidimensional and rich, with layers of ripe fruit, and                           _____________________________
       beautifully integrated tannin and acidity, this medium to
       full-bodied wine is a graceful, seamless, exceptional                  1053   Abreu Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 2001
       Haut-Brion that should drink surprisingly well young.”                        Madrona Ranch
       (96pts)                                                                       ocb
                                                                                     “The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Madrona Ranch is still an
       3 bottles                                 per lot $1000-1250
                                                                                     infant, but wow, what upside potential it possesses!”
                                                                                     (97pts)
1047   Abreu Cabernet Sauvignon                                                      3 bottles                                  per lot $900-1200
       Madrona Ranch
       - Vintage 1994                                     (2)
       - Vintage 1995                                     (1)
       - Vintage 1996                                     (2)                 1054   Abreu Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 2002
       - Vintage 1997                                     (1)                        Madrona Ranch
       - Vintage 1999                                     (2)                        ocb
       - Vintage 2000                                     (2)                        “Better out of bottle than it was from cask. An
                                                                                     extraordinary expression of Cabernet Sauvignon with
          Above 10 bottles                       per lot $2200-2800                  ethereal notes of Asian spice, white flowers, cr me de
                                                                                     cassis, licorice, blackberries, and roasted espresso, the
1048   Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon                                              wine cascades over the palate with no hard edges.
       Eisele Vineyard                                                               Extraordinarily pure, rich, and sweet with everything in
       - Vintage 1993                                     (2)                        perfect proportions and integrated impeccably, this is a
       - Vintage 1995                                     (2)                        monumental Cabernet Sauvignon with complexity, finesse,
       - Vintage 1996 1wrl                                (2)                        and amazing balance.”(98pts)
       - Vintage 1997                                     (2)                        3 bottles                                  per lot $900-1200
       - Vintage 1998                                     (2)
       - Vintage 1999                                     (2)
       - Vintage 2000                                     (2)                 1055    Abreu Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 2003
       - Vintage 2001                                     (2)                         Madrona Ranch
       - Vintage 2002                                     (2)                         ocb
          Above 18 bottles                       per lot $3200-4200                  “…just an amazing wine in the vintage. Notes of smoked
                                                                                     meats intermixed with licorice, camphor, graphite,
1049   Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon                                              blackberry, and flowers, with a hint of cedar and spice box,
       - Vintage 1995                            (2)                                 have produced a wine that is more up-front and forward
       - Vintage 1996                            (2)                                 than most Abreu wines have been, and gorgeously rich and
       - Vintage 1999 1lbsl                      (2)                                 full-bodied. Last year I thought the wine needed 2-3 years
                                                                                     of cellaring, but based on this tasting, I could drink it now
          Above 6 bottles               per lot $2400-3200
                                                                                     or cellar it for 20+ years.”(95pts)
                                                                                     3 bottles                                    per lot $900-1200
1050   Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1997
       Herb Lamb Vineyard
       1lbsl, 1lwasl
       “Saturated black/purple-colored with a knock-out nose of               1056    Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 2004
       blackberries, blueberries, lavender, licorice, and toast, this                 Special Selection
       is a profound, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon.”(99pts)                         ocb
       3 bottles                                per lot $1800-2400                   “Even richer and fuller than the regular bottling, but at the
                                                                                     same time hedonistically and voluptuously styled is the
                                                                                     2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection. Dense
                                                                                     ruby/purple with low acidity and huge amounts of fruit, this
1051   Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon                                                     is a seamless, full-bodied, classic Napa Cabernet
       Herb Lamb Vineyard                                                            Sauvignon to drink now and over the next 15-18
       - Vintage 2001                                     (3)                        years.”(95pts)
       - Vintage 2002                                     (3)                        1 Impérial                               per lot $1400-1800
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1057   Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 2004                                1063   Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 2004
       Herb Lamb Vineyard                                                             Herb Lamb Vineyard
       owc                                                                            owc
       “This inky/purple Cuvée exhibits a scorched earth, flowery,                    “This inky/purple Cuvée exhibits a scorched earth, flowery,
       blueberry, and blackberry-scented bouquet with hints of                        blueberry, and blackberry-scented bouquet with hints of
       barbecue spices, pain grille, licorice, and espresso                           barbecue spices, pain grille, licorice, and espresso
       roast.”(95pts)                                                                 roast.”(95pts)
       3 bottles                                  per lot $900-1200                   3 bottles                                  per lot $900-1200

1058   Colgin Red - Vintage 2004                                               1064   Colgin Red - Vintage 2004
       Cariad Vineyard                                                                Cariad Vineyard
       owc                                                                            owc
       “It borders on perfection. An extraordinarily complex                          “It borders on perfection. An extraordinarily complex
       bouquet of cr me de cassis, blackberries, roasted herbs,                       bouquet of cr me de cassis, blackberries, roasted herbs,
       meat juices, flowers, and subtle oak is followed by a                          meat juices, flowers, and subtle oak is followed by a
       powerful, rich, pure wine with a finish that lasts nearly 60                   powerful, rich, pure wine with a finish that lasts nearly 60
       seconds. The tannin is silky and the wine is seamlessly                        seconds. The tannin is silky and the wine is seamlessly
       constructed. It s difficult to suggest an optimum window of                    constructed. It s difficult to suggest an optimum window of
       drinkability since it is already showing well, but this                        drinkability since it is already showing well, but this
       extremely young Napa red should evolve for 15-20                               extremely young Napa red should evolve for 15-20
       years.”(99pts)                                                                 years.”(99pts)
       6 bottles                                  per lot $2400-3000                  6 bottles                                  per lot $2400-3000

1059   Harlan Estate Red - Vintage 2003                                        1065   Colgin Red - Vintage 2004
       owc                                                                            IX Estate
       “…a dark ruby/purple color, silky tannin, and abundant                         owc
       quantities of licorice, graphite, chocolate, espresso, black                   “Flamboyant, super-fragrant aromas of graphite, cr me
       currant, truffle, and earthy characteristics, it comes across                  de cassis, espresso roast, flowers, and the entire black and
       like a hypothetical blend of a top-notch Pauillac and                          blue fruit spectrum jump from the glass of this gorgeous
       Graves. Superb texture, low acidity, and gorgeous purity                       wine. In the mouth, silky tannin and a multi-dimensional,
       as well as richness.”(95pts)                                                   skyscraper-like mouthfeel are offered without heaviness or
       6 bottles                                 per lot $2400-3200                   coarseness.”(98pts)
                                                                                      6 bottles                                 per lot $1800-2400
1060    Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 2004
        Jericho Canyon                                                         1066   Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 2004
       “…has an inky dark ruby/purple color, a wonderfully sweet                      owc
       nose of espresso roast, fudge, blackberry, and cassis with a                   “…beautifully textured, opulent, and forward, which is very
       hint of incense and smoke. The wine is full-bodied, broadly                    much in keeping with the style of this vintage. It can be
       flavored, opulent, and voluptuous, and that in itself seems to                 drunk now or cellared for 15 or more years.”(95pts)
       give the wine its current appeal, although I think this is a                   3 bottles                                 per lot $3000-4000
       candidate for at least two decades of cellaring.”(94pts)
       1 Impérial                                  per lot $600-800
                                                                               1067   Sine Qua Non Grenache
1061   Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 2004                              - Vintage 2003 The Inaugural                       (1)
       owc                                                                            Sine Qua Non Syrah
       “…beautifully textured, opulent, and forward, which is very                    - Vintage 2003 The Inaugural                       (5)
       much in keeping with the style of this vintage. It can be                       custom owc
       drunk now or cellared for 15 or more years.”(95pts)
                                                                                         Above 6 bottles                       per lot $2200-2800
       3 bottles                                 per lot $3000-4000

1062    Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 2002
                                                                               1068   Sine Qua Non Pinot Noir - Vintage 2005
        Napa Valley
                                                                                      Over and Out
        owc
                                                                                      “…it reveals a classic Côtes de Nuits-like perfume of damp
       “Aromas of olive-tinged, crème de cassis intermixed with
                                                                                      forest floor intermixed with sweet cherries, plums, figs, and
       sweet vanillin and smoky oak lead to a sweet, chunky, ripe,
                                                                                      spring flowers. This could easily be mistaken for a Clos de
       cedary wine with an attractive texture, an expansive, fruit-
                                                                                      la Roche from Morey St.-Denis, but with purer fruit and a
       forward style, and a spicy finish. It should drink well for 10-
                                                                                      more savory texture.”(94pts)
       12 years.”(91pts)
                                                                                      6 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200
       1 Impérial                                  per lot $800-1100
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1069   Sine Qua Non White - Vintage 2005                                        1074   Marcassin Chardonnay - Vintage 2003
       The Petition                                                                    Marcassin Vineyard
       “Rich, dry, full-bodied flavors coat the palate, but                            “The Chevalier-Montrachet-like 2003 Chardonnay
       supporting underlying acidity provides superb definition to                     Marcassin Vineyard exhibits liquid stone-like notes
       the wine s mass and intensity. This Cuvée, along with its                       interwoven with popcorn, candied oranges, citrus oil,
       younger sibling, are among the most profound dry whites                         melon, and honeyed green apples. A top vintage of
       being made in California.”(95pts)                                               Corton-Charlemagne was the only wine I could think of
       6 bottles                                   per lot $500-700                    when I was smelling and tasting this extraordinary wine.
                                                                                       Broad, rich, and beautifully pure as well as nuanced, it
             _____________________________                                             should drink well for at least a decade.”(97pts)
                                                                                       6 bottles                                per lot $1600-2200

1070    Marcassin Pinot Noir - Vintage 2003                                     1075   Marcassin Chardonnay - Vintage 2003
        Blue Slide Ridge Vineyard                                                      Three Sisters
       “…is a candidate for one of California’s greatest Pinot                         “…shows orange blossom, crushed rocks, white currants,
       Noirs. A full-bodied beauty, it offers up aromas of plums,                      and hints of caramel and honeysuckle, with full-bodied
       anise, forest floor, black and blue fruits, and gamy, sweet,                    flavors and zesty acidity.”(96pts)
       aged beef. With unreal complexity, in addition to superb
                                                                                       6 bottles                              per lot $1200-1500
       texture, purity, and definition, this is a tour de force in
       winemaking that confirms the brilliance of this husband and
       wife team who recently celebrated their 40th wedding                     1076   Marcassin Chardonnay - Vintage 2003
       anniversary.”(98pts)                                                            Zio Tony Ranch
       5 bottles                                    per lot $1500-2000                 “…has a gorgeously complex nose of honeysuckle, buttered
                                                                                       peaches, lemon oil as well as earth and hazelnut.
                                                                                       Full-bodied, powerful, yet with good acidity.”(95pts)
                                                                                       2 bottles                                  per lot $350-450
1071    Marcassin Pinot Noir - Vintage 2003                                                  _____________________________
        Bondi Home Ranch
       “The 2003 Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch possesses scents                   1077   Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon
       of sweet currants, black cherries, and pomegranates, with                       - Vintage 2004 Herb Lamb Vineyard                 (2)
       tart acidity and a Burgundian-like personality. Earthy                          Colgin Red
       terroir notes also emerge from this full-bodied Pinot. It                       - Vintage 2004 Cariad Vineyard                    (2)
       should drink well for 5-7 years.”(90pts)                                           Above 4 bottles                      per lot $1400-1800
       3 bottles                                   per lot $700-900
                                                                                1078   Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 2004
                                                                                       owc
                                                                                       “…beautifully textured, opulent, and forward, which is very
1072    Marcassin Pinot Noir - Vintage 2003
                                                                                       much in keeping with the style of this vintage. It can be
        Marcassin Vineyard
                                                                                       drunk now or cellared for 15 or more years.”(95pts)
       “…borders on perfection. Gorgeous floral notes intermixed
       with steak tartare, black raspberry, sweet cherry, plum,                        3 bottles                                 per lot $3000-4000
       earth, and spice characteristics almost overwhelm the                                 _____________________________
       olfactory senses. Full-bodied with good acidity, sweet but
       present tannin, and a long, 50-second finish, this is a                  1079   Marcassin Pinot Noir - Vintage 2003
       magnificent Pinot Noir. It’s hard to choose between this                        Blue Slide Ridge Vineyard                     (3)
       Cuvée and the Blue Slide Ridge 2003 Pinot. Bottom line ...                      Marcassin Vineyard                            (2)
       life is too short not to have both.”(99pts)                                     Three Sisters Vineyard                        (2)
       7 bottles                                  per lot $2000-2400                      Above 7 bottles                  per lot $1900-2400

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1073    Marcassin Pinot Noir - Vintage 2003                                                     THE STRETCH RUN
        Three Sisters Vineyard
        1tl                                                                    Seventeen steps to a greater collection courtesy of
       “…shows sweet blueberry, raspberry, cherry, smoky, gamy,                seventeen serious cellars. All wines properly stored.
       and autumnal/forest vegetation-like notes. With superb                   1080   Château Margaux - Vintage 2003
       fruit, full body, admirable richness and acidity, and a                         Margaux
       fleshy, long mouthfeel, this stunning Pinot is just becoming                    “Ultraconcentrated, with layers and layers of fruit and
       approachable and drinkable. It should last for 10-15                            superfine tannins. Plenty of fruit, mineral and meat
       years.”(95pts)                                                                  character. Full-bodied yet refined and classy, it coats your
       4 bottles                                  per lot $900-1200                    palate with gorgeous fruit and ripe tannins. Truly superb.
                                                                                       One of the wines of the vintage.”(98pts WS)
                                                                                       12 bottles                                per lot $7500-9500

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 1081   Château Montrose - Vintage 2003                                        1088   Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Vintage 2005
        St. Estèphe                                                                   Le Clos Du Caillou Réserve, Domaine du Caillou
        owc                                                                           “Gloriously pure, with a massive core of boysenberry and
        “The unbelievable 2003 Montrose (rated 100) and Cos d                         blueberry fruit that glides effortlessly over seamless but
        Estournel (rated 99) are two of the greatest St.-Est phes I                   dense tannins. Plenty of additional charcoal, fruitcake,
        have ever tasted. Montrose is the more backward, and the                      mocha and fig paste notes chime in on the back end,
        Cos is more precocious, but both wines will benefit from                      extending the lengthy, well-structured finish. Really
        8-10 years of cellaring, and should last for 30-40 years.”                    stunning. Grenache and Mourvèdre.”(97pts WS)
        (100pts)                                                                      12 bottles                                 per lot $1800-2400
        6 bottles                                 per lot $1500-2000
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                                                                               1089   Château Montrose - Vintage 2003
 1082   Château Calon-Ségur - Vintage 2003                                            St. Estèphe
        St. Estèphe                                                                   owc
        “Loads of crushed berries, with mineral, lightly toasted oak                  “The enormous 2003 Montrose is built along the lines of
        and licorice. Full-bodied, with big, velvety tannins and a                    the 1989 rather than the 1990. It boasts a dense
        long, caressing finish. This is the sleeper of the vintage.”                  black/purple color in addition to an extraordinary
        (95pts WS)                                                                    bouquet of scorched earth, blackberries, and cassis,
        6 bottles                                    per lot $400-500                 fabulous purity, a skyscraper-like texture, and substantial
                                                                                      tannin in the finish. This superb, huge, ripe wine is one of
                                                                                      the vintage s most prodigious offerings.”(97pts)
 1083   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 2003
        Pauillac                                                                      12 bottles                                per lot $3000-4000
        “…full-bodied, meaty, powerful, dry flavors as well as a
        huge finish a hypothetical blend of the 1982 and 1986                  1090   Château Pichon-Lalande - Vintage 2000
        Moutons…”(95pts)                                                              Pauillac
        6 bottles                                per lot $2000-2600                   “This effort has a dense saturated purple color, a
                                                                                      singular/distinctive yet possibly controversial aromatic
                                                                                      smorgasbord existing of crème de cassis, vanilla, and
 1084   Château Pichon-Lalande - Vintage 2003
                                                                                      violets, but also tapenade and tree bark. No doubt the
        Pauillac
                                                                                      Petit Verdot has imparted a certain almost olive-like
        “Gorgeous aromas of blackberries, plum liqueur, sweet
                                                                                      component to the wine's aromatic profile. In the mouth, it
        cherries, smoke, and melted licorice. Fleshy, full-bodied,
                                                                                      is a wine of extraordinary density, opulence, great
        and intense, displaying a seamless integration of wood,
                                                                                      presence, and richness. As the 2000 sits in the glass, notes
        acidity, tannin, and alcohol.”(95pts)
                                                                                      of lavender and melted licorice emerge along with the
        6 bottles                                  per lot $600-800                   distinctive tapenade aromas interwoven with crème de
                                                                                      cassis, espresso roast, and cedar.”(97pts)
 1085   Château d'Yquem - Vintage 2003                                                6 bottles                                per lot $1200-1500
        Sauternes
        “Subtle and racy, with lemon rind, vanilla cream and                                _____________________________
        dried pineapple. Very spicy and intense. Full-bodied, with             1091   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 2000
        great length and flavor. Electrified yet refined, with                        Pauillac
        medium sweetness and a wonderful finish. I love the class                     “A compelling wine, with extraordinary precision, great
        of this, and the length. Has afterburners.”(98pts WS)                         intensity, and a seamlessness.”(100pts)
        6 half-bottles                              per lot $900-1200                 3 bottles                               per lot $3500-4500
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                                                                               1092   Château Margaux - Vintage 2000
                                                                                      Margaux
PARCEL LOTS 1086-1087
                                                                                      2lbsl
                                                                                      “A tour de force in winemaking, many of my
 1086   Château Cos d'Estournel - Vintage 2003                                        colleagues predicted, far earlier than me, that it would be
        St. Estèphe                                                                   the wine of the vintage.”(100pts)
        owc
                                                                                      3 bottles                                per lot $2200-3000
        “an inky/blue/purple color is accompanied by a
        compelling perfume of black fruits, subtle smoke, pain
        grille, incense, and flowers. With extraordinary richness,             1093   Krug Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1996
        full body, and remarkable freshness, elegance, and                            ocb
        persistence, this is one of the finest wines ever made by this                “A powerful, majestic Champagne. Deep and compelling,
        estate.”(98pts)                                                               with aromas of whole-grain toast, coconut and dried citrus
                                                                                      that draw you in. Lean and racy on the palate, with a
        12 bottles                                 per lot $2000-2800
                                                                                      creaminess that's yet to be integrated.”(99pts WS)
                                                                                      6 bottles                                per lot $2200-2800
 1087   12 bottles                                per lot $2000-2800
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PARCEL LOTS 1094-1095                                                          1101   Sassicaia
                                                                                      Tenuta San Guido
                                                                                      - Vintage 1990 lbsl, lstl                           (1)
 1094   Château Montrose - Vintage 1995                                               - Vintage 1991 lbsl                                 (1)
        St. Estèphe                                                                   - Vintage 1992 bn, lbsl                             (1)
        owc                                                                           - Vintage 1996                                      (1)
        “The wine exhibits an opaque black/ruby/purple color, as                      - Vintage 1998 lbsl                                 (1)
        well as a ripe nose of black fruits, vanillin, and licorice.
                                                                                      - Vintage 1999                                      (1)
        Powerful yet surprisingly accessible (the tannin is velvety
        and the acidity low)...”(93pts)                                                  Above 6 bottles                          per lot $800-1100
        12 bottles                                   per lot $900-1200                      _____________________________

 1095   12 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200
        owc                                                                    1102   Château Beychevelle - Vintage 1988
                                                                                      St. Julien
 1096   Château Montrose - Vintage 1996                                               3bn, owc
        St. Estèphe                                                                   “One of the best bottles from Beychevelle in a long time.
        owc                                                                           Full-bodied, with silky tannins and aromas of raspberry
        “Beautiful aromas of crushed berries and vanilla, with                        and mint with a hint of violet. Lead pencil and fruit appear
        hints of licorice. Full-bodied, with sweet fruit and silky                    on the long aftertaste.”(90pts WS)
        tannins. Long and caressing.”(92pts WS)                                       12 bottles                                   per lot $600-750
        12 bottles                                  per lot $900-1200

 1097   Château Pichon-Lalande - Vintage 1999                                  1103   Château Lynch-Bages - Vintage 1988
        Pauillac                                                                      Pauillac
        owc                                                                           6vlwasl, owc
        “More plummy nose - a clean Four Seasons bathroom                             “…is one of the best efforts of the vintage. Although the
        thing happening (or dreams of LA for JK) touch of                             bouquet is still reserved, it reveals attractive herbal, cassis,
        grapiness and cassis ripe in a blistering way very good,                      smoky aromas. In the mouth, there is considerable
        with the potential for more Henry found it                                    richness and weight, a full-bodied, powerful feel on the
        'leathery.'”(91pts JK)                                                        palate, and a long, moderately tannic finish.”(92pts)
        12 bottles                                 per lot $700-1000                  12 bottles                                 per lot $1200-1500
              _____________________________                                                 _____________________________
 1098   Château Montrose - Vintage 1990
        St. Estèphe
        12vlbsl                                                                1104   Château Ducru-Beaucaillou - Vintage 1982
        “The wine is remarkably rich, with a distinctive nose of                      St. Julien
        sweet, jammy fruit, liquefied minerals, new saddle leather,                   owc w/ no lid
        and grilled steak. In the mouth, the enormous                                 “…the 1982 Ducru-Beaucaillou is unquestionably the best
        concentration, extract, high glycerin, and sweet tannin                       wine made at this estate since 1961. The concentrated,
        slide across the palate with considerable ease. It is a huge,                 viscous, dark ruby/purple color is followed by explosive
        corpulent, awesomely-endowed wine that is still relatively                    aromas of spring flowers, blackcurrants, minerals, and
        approachable.” (100pts)                                                       toast. It is fuller-bodied than normal, with remarkable
        12 bottles                               per lot $4500-5500                   delineation, great richness, and that wonderful sweetness
                                                                                      that is a hallmark of this vintage.”(94pts)
 1099   Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1990                                 12 bottles                                per lot $2400-3000
        Oenothèque
        “It seems obvious that the quality of the 1990 Champagne
        vintage is going to be remarkable, and the world-wide                  1105   Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste - Vintage 1982
        demand will be unprecedented.”(96pts)                                         Pauillac
        3 bottles                                  per lot $900-1200                  4vhs, 6lbsl, 3wrl, 1noc, 4sdc
                                                                                      “One of the greatest Grand-Puy-Lacostes ever produced,
 1100   Louis Roederer Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1993                               the 1982 still possesses a youthful, dense opaque purple
        Cristal                                                                       color with slight lightening at the edge. The nose remains
        “Steely and hard, but with unmistakable Cristal tones. The                    somewhat monolithic, but an intense black currant/creme
        fruit is rich with tones of caramel and Granny Smith. The                     de cassis-scented bouquet is backed up by roasted earth,
        taste and mousse are always luxuriously clear and well                        smoke, and mineral notes.”(93pts)
        defined.”(93pts RJ)                                                           6 bottles                                  per lot $900-1200
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1106   Château Léoville-Las-Cases - Vintage 1982                              1111   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1986
       St. Julien                                                                    Pauillac
       owc w/ no lid                                                                 2vlbsl
       “…this youthful yet profoundly complex wine gets my nod                       “Clearly the youngest looking, most opaque and
       as the finest L oville-Las-Cases ever made. It reveals                        concentrated wine of the group, it tastes as if it has not
       massive proportions yet extraordinary purity, elegance,                       budged in development since I first tasted it out of barrel
       and balance. This dense ruby/purple-colored 1982 still                        in March, 1987.”(100pts)
       looks and tastes as if it were 5-8 years old. The nose offers                 2 bottles                                per lot $1250-1500
       up blazingly well-delineated, pure aromas of cr me de
       cassis, cherry jam, minerals, and toasty new oak. This                              _____________________________
       unctuously-textured, gorgeously rich, pure, super-
                                                                              1112   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1995
       concentrated, low acid effort concludes with a 45+ second
                                                                                     Pauillac
       finish. There is still tannin to shed in this unbelievably
                                                                                     4vlbsl
       fresh, lively, full-bodied, vibrant wine. (100pts)
                                                                                     “In the mouth, the wine is great stuff, with superb density,
       12 bottles                                  per lot $5500-7500                a full-bodied personality, rich mid-palate, and a layered,
                                                                                     profound finish that lasts for 40+ seconds outstanding
             _____________________________
                                                                                     purity.”(95pts)
1107   Château Gruaud-Larose - Vintage 1982                                          6 bottles                                per lot $1800-2400
       St. Julien
       2ts, 1sdc, 1cc, ocb
       “Exhibits an explosive nose of new saddle leather, plums,              1113   Ermitage Blanc - Vintage 1997
       prunes, black cherry jam, chocolate, steak tartar, and                        de l’Orée, M. Chapoutier
       roasted espresso. Unbelievably powerful, thick, and                           2owc
       intense, with full body, mouth-searing tannin levels, a                       “It is no secret that I adore Chapoutier's luxury Cuv e of
       grilled steak-like flavor, and a huge, intense finish.”(96pts)                white Hermitage called Cuv e L Or e. Made from 90-year
                                                                                     old vines and microscopic yields of 10-12 hectoliters per
       12 bottles                                 per lot $3000-4000                 hectare, this wine flirts with perfection. It is a compelling
             _____________________________                                           white Hermitage. Made from 100% Marsanne, it is as rich
                                                                                     and multidimensional as the fullest, most massive
1108   Château Clerc Milon - Vintage 1986                                            Montrachet money can buy.”(98-100pts)
       Pauillac                                                                      12 bottles                                 per lot $1600-2000
       1lbsl, 1ltl, 1nl, 1sdc
       “Seductively rich and supple with layers of elegant plum,                           _____________________________
       cherry and currant flavors that are beautifully defined
       before the tannins kick in on the finish. The notes linger on          1114   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1990
       and on.”(97pts WS)                                                            Pauillac
                                                                                     “One of the wines of the vintage.”(20/20 CC)
       10 bottles                                 per lot $1000-1250
                                                                                     6 bottles                               per lot $3000-4200

                                                                              1115   Château Calon-Ségur - Vintage 2000
1109   Château Léoville-Las-Cases - Vintage 1986                                     St. Estèphe
       St. Julien                                                                    owc
       5vlbsl                                                                        “…gorgeous aromas of creosote intermixed with spring
       “…exhibits a black/purple color with no signs of age. The                     flowers, black cherries, cassis, licorice, and stony, liquid
       nose offers up aromas of exceptionally ripe cassis fruit                      minerals. A powerful, tannic, full-bodied and opulent
       intertwined with scents of vanillin, minerals, and spices.                    wine, it possesses considerable structure that is reasonably
       The wine is full-bodied, exceptionally well-delineated, and                   well-concealed by considerable glycerin and intensity.”
       phenomenally concentrated one of the most profound                            (94pts)
       Léoville-Las-Cases.”(98pts)
                                                                                     12 bottles                                 per lot $1000-1300
       5 bottles                                per lot $1500-2000
                                                                              1116   Château Léoville-Barton - Vintage 2000
                                                                                     St. Julien
1110   Château Margaux - Vintage 1986                                                owc
       Margaux                                                                       “The saturated purple-colored 2000 Léoville-Barton is one
       2lwrl                                                                         of the greatest wines ever made at this estate. The wine
       “…The black/ruby/purple color reveals no sign of age. The                     has smoky, earthy notes intermixed with graphite,
       reluctant nose offers up aromas of smoky, toasty new oak                      camphor, damp earth, jammy cassis, cedar, and a hint of
       and black currants, as well as a few flowers. The wine is                     mushroom. Enormous, even monstrous in the mouth, with
       mammoth, with extraordinary extract, superb balance,                          tremendous extraction, broodingly backward, dense
       and a frightfully tannic finish. This is a Margaux of                         flavors, and copious tannins, this should prove to be one
       immense stature, made in a masculine, full-bodied style.”                     of the longest-lived wines of the vintage and one of the
       (96pts)                                                                       most compelling Léoville-Bartons ever made.”(96pts)
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1117   Château Lynch-Bages - Vintage 2000                                    1121    Fonseca Vintage Port - Vintage 1994
       Pauillac                                                                      5vlscl, 1vlwrl, owc
       owc                                                                           “One of the most spectacular 1994s, this opaque
       “The 2000 Lynch-Bages exhibits a dense purple color,                          purple-colored wine is an exotic, flamboyant, ostentatious
       loads of glycerin and extract, big, muscular, sweet creme                     port. Extremely fragrant and pungent, with a flashy
       de cassis notes, with hints of new saddle leather, earth, and                 display of jammy cassis, pepper, licorice, and truffles, this
       tobacco leaf. The 2000 is forceful yet plush, with a thick,                   port is an attention-grabber. Awesomely rich, and
       juicy, succulent mid-palate, ripe tannin, and a long,                         full-bodied, with superb length, richness, and overall
       layered finish.”(95pts)                                                       balance, it possesses a huge mid-palate, layers of flavor,
       12 bottles                                per lot $1800-2400                  an unctuous texture, and a blockbuster finish. Everything
                                                                                     is in place, with the brandy and tannin well-integrated,
                                                                                     even concealed by the masses of fruit and glycerin.”(97pts)
                                                                                     6 magnums                                per lot $1800-2400
1118   Barolo - Vintage 1997
       Conteisa, Gaja
       owc
       “The 1997 Conteisa offers classic aromas of licorice,                 1122    Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port - Vintage 1994
       melted tar, black cherries, wet stones, and tobacco. It is a                  6sdc, owc
       full-bodied, unctuously-textured wine of remarkable                           “This classically made, opaque purple-colored wine is
       density and thickness. The tannin is high, but sweet. This                    crammed with black fruits (blueberries and cassis). It
       brawny offering cuts an immense swath across the palate,                      reveals high tannin and a reserved style, but it is
       but there are no hard edges and all the component parts                       enormously constituted with massive body, a formidable
       are pure as well as well-integrated. There are 15,000                         mid-palate, and exceptional length.”(97pts)
       bottles of this spectacular wine.”(98pts)                                     6 magnums                                per lot $1800-2400
       12 bottles                                per lot $1800-2400
                                                                                           _____________________________


1119   Joseph Phelps Winery - Vintage 1997                                   1123     Croft Vintage Port - Vintage 1963
       Insignia                                                                       3wc, 1sos
       ocb
                                                                                     “Has great elegance and harmony, and should continue to
       “The color is a saturated thick-looking blue/purple. The
                                                                                     improve for many years. Medium ruby-red, with very fresh
       nose offers up explosive aromas of jammy black fruits,
                                                                                     plum aromas, medium-bodied, with very delicate fresh fruit
       licorice, Asian spices, vanillin, and cedar. Full-bodied as
                                                                                     flavors, lively acidity and a delicate finish.”(91pts WS)
       well as exceptionally pure and impressively endowed, this
       blockbuster yet surprisingly elegant wine cuts a brilliant                    9 bottles                                   per lot $1050-1400
       swath across the palate.”(96pts)
       12 bottles                                per lot $1800-2400
                                                                             1124    Dow's Vintage Port - Vintage 1977
             _____________________________                                           1wisl, 1cuc, 8cc, 7sos
                                                                                     “Big and as hard as nails. Loads of raspberry and fruit
                                                                                     aromas, with a green stem edge. Full-bodied and sweet,
1120    Barolo - Vintage 1996                                                        with an iron backbone of acidity.”(94pts WS)
        Falletto di Serralunga, B. Giacosa                                           12 bottles                               per lot $900-1200
        6lbsl
       “Serious Barolo, with sleek yet powerful structure. Aromas
       of berry, plum and minerals. Full-bodied, with a tannin
       structure that builds on your palate. Long finish.”                   1125    Dow's Vintage Port - Vintage 1977
       (95pts WS)                                                                    1bsl, 1wisl, 6cc, 6sos
       6 bottles                                 per lot $750-1000                   10 bottles                                 per lot $750-1000
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PARCEL LOTS 1126-1127

 1126   Graham's Vintage Port - Vintage 1977
        4hgsl, 4lbsl, 1ltl
        (93pts)
        12 bottles                         per lot $1400-1800

 1127   12 bottles                                per lot $1400-1800
        2lbsl, 1hgsl, 1lgsl, lltl



PARCEL LOTS 1128-1129

 1128   Graham's Vintage Port - Vintage 1983
        12lbsl
        “The 1983, like most vintage ports, seems more forward
        than normal but has a great depth of very ripe, viscous,
        unctuous, plummy, tarry fruit and significant tannin in its
        long finish. It is black-purple in color. I doubt that it will
        be either as profound or as long-lived as the great 1977,
        but is is certainly one of the top two or three ports of this
        vintage, and better than the excellent 1980.”(92pts)
        12 bottles                                   per lot $800-1000

 1129   12 bottles                                 per lot $800-1000
        1wisl

 1130   Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port - Vintage 1966
        3ts, 9bsl, 9gsl, 1wrl, 6wc, 4sos
        9 bottles                             per lot $900-1150



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