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Lower Falls Wine Company Sale 2523B November 2, 2010 Boston

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Tasting notes attributed to PhM are Phil Minervino, those to CM are Chris Minervino,
those to LC are Lauren Collins.

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5 Lots 1-715

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A Concentration of Top Flight Bordeaux from a Gentleman of 4.
Massachusetts. Stored in a climate-controlled cellar, picked up by Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1990
Skinner staff. Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
“Interestingly, a bottle of 1990 Lafite Rothschild I pulled from my cellar
Cheval Blanc doesn’t scream out for attention, rather it is for a video blog on my web site was still buttoned down, tight, and
passionately pursued by a knowing few. Unquestionably worthy of even with extended decanting was not showing as much as I would
“First Growth” stature. In keeping with the Right Bank scene, the have hoped. However, a bottle tasted, of all places, in Seoul, Korea
beautiful park-like setting feels surprisingly casual. Formal to a point, in February, was only a few points short of perfection. That amazing
but not overly so.  Cheval Blanc is comprised of cabernet franc and performance motivated me to pull another bottle out of my cellar and
merlot. The vinous equivalent of grace and good taste. –PhM follow it over the course of two days. Sure enough, by the second
day the wine was roaring from the glass. The 1990 Lafite has turned
1. out far better than my early assessment. While it still possesses some
Chateau Cheval Blanc 1990 firmness, and performs like a late adolescent in terms of its evolution,
St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe it boasts gorgeous aromas of cedar, tobacco leaf, cassis, and lead
“One of my favorite Cheval Blancs, it remains to be seen if the 1998, pencil shavings. The explosive aromas are followed by a fleshy, full-
2000, and 2008 will live up to this offering. It is the ripest wine of the bodied wine that should hit its peak in 5-8 years, and last for 25-30
aforementioned vintages, with a complex bouquet of tobacco leaf, more.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 06/09
Christmas fruitcake, sweet black fruits, bordering on fig and plum, 11 bottles (owc)
but no hint of overripeness, and notions of new saddle leather, mint, $6,750-9,500
and incense. The gorgeously expressive aromatics are followed by
a full-bodied wine revealing abundant glycerin as well as elevated
alcohol, but it is not hot, and nothing is out of place. Expansive, rich, 5.
and revealing the nuances and complexity that come from bottle age, Chateau Latour 1990
it is at its peak of maturity where it should remain for another 10-15 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
years.” R. Parker, 98+ pts. 06/09 u: all very top shoulder or better
9 bottles R. Parker, 95+ pts. 06/09
$6,000-9,000 11 bottles (owc)
$6,500-9,500

2.
Chateau Gruaud Larose 1981 6.
u: bottom neck or better Chateau Latour 1990
3 bottles Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
$200-300 u: all very top shoulder or better
R. Parker, 95+ pts. 06/09
6 bottles
3. $3,500-5,000
Chateau Haut Brion 1989
Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe
“Haut-Brion has been the most consistent first-growth over the 7.
last decade, producing top-notch wines, even in such tough years Chateau Lynch Bages 1989
as 1987, 1993, and 1994. The 1989 is one of a handful of truly Pauillac, 5eme Cru Classe
profound wines from a vintage that tends to be overrated, save u: all bottom neck or better
for the Pomerols, a few St.-Emilions, and some overachievers in R. Parker, 95 pts. 06/00
the Medoc. However, 1989 was an extraordinary success for Jean 6 bottles
Delmas, the administrator of Haut-Brion and La Mission-Haut-Brion. $1,000-1,400
The prodigious 1989 Haut-Brion is one of the greatest first-growths I
have ever tasted. It has always reminded me of what the 1959 must
have tasted like in its youth, but it is even richer and more compelling 8.
aromatically. The wine exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color, as well Chateau Margaux 1983
as a sweet nose of jammy fruit, tobacco, spicy oak, minerals, and Margaux, 1er Cru Classe
smoke. Fabulously concentrated, with huge levels of fruit, extract, u: very top shoulder, light bin soil
and glycerin, this wine is nearly viscous because of its thickness and “The 1983 Margaux is a breathtaking wine. The Cabernet Sauvignon
richness. Low acidity gives the wine even more appeal and adds to grapes achieved perfect maturity in 1983, and the result is an
its precociousness. The wine has not budged in development since astonishingly rich, concentrated, atypically powerful and tannic
it was first bottled, although it has always provided thrilling drinking Margaux. The color is dark ruby, the aromas exude ripe cassis fruit,
because of its voluptuous texture. It needs another 5-6 years of bottle violets, and vanillin oakiness, and the flavors are extremely deep and
age before it will begin to develop Haut-Brion’s fabulous fragrance. long on the palate with a clean, incredibly long finish. This full-bodied,
Expect it to hit its plateau of maturity around 2003-2005 and drink powerful wine remains stubbornly backward and at least 5-6 years
well for 15-25 years.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 02/97 away from maturity. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2030.” R. Parker, 96
1 bottle pts. 01/98
$800-1,200 1 bottle
$375-475

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9. 13.
Chateau Lynch Bages 1988 Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1989
Pauillac, 5eme Cru Classe Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
u: all very top shoulder or better 11 bottles (owc)
4 bottles $3,000-4,000
$300-450

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10. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1990
Chateau Margaux 1986 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
Margaux, 1er Cru Classe u: all very top shoulder or better
u: all bottom neck or better, bin soil and slight label staining 6 bottles
“The 1986 Margaux continues to be the most powerful, tannic, and $1,500-2,000
muscular Margaux made in decades. One wonders if the 1928 or
1945 had as much power and depth as the 1986? The black/ruby/
purple color reveals no sign of age. The reluctant nose offers up 15.
aromas of smoky, toasty new oak and black currants, as well as Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2000
a few flowers. The wine is mammoth, with extraordinary extract, Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
superb balance, and a frightfully tannic finish. This is a Margaux of “Perhaps the most beautiful packaging ever on a Bordeaux bottle,
immense stature, made in a masculine, full-bodied style that is in Baroness Philippine de Rothschild literally produced a work of art
complete contrast to the 1990. It should prove nearly immortal in in the gold-engraved bottle of 2000 Mouton Rothschild. Of course,
terms of aging potential, but will it have the awesome potential I one can’t drink the glass, but this is a top-flight Mouton Rothschild,
first predicted? Anticipated maturity: 2000-2050.” R. Parker, 96 pts. eclipsed only by the 2006 and 2009. A rich, tannic, earthy style, with
01/98 loads of creme de cassis and floral notes, the final blend of 86%
5 bottles Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot is a full-bodied wine with plenty
$1,500-2,000 of coffee, earth, chocolatey notes, and still plenty of tannin to resolve.
I gave it an anticipated maturity range of 2015-2050 back in 2003,
and that looks on target.” R. Parker, 96+ pts. 06/10
11. 1 bottle
Chateau Margaux 1990 $700-1,000
Margaux, 1er Cru Classe
u: all very top shoulder or better
“I had this wine both in Seoul, Korea in February, and from my cellar 16.
in December, 2008, and it was remarkable how identical the wines Chateau Palmer 1989
smelled and tasted. It offers an extraordinary aromatic display of Margaux, 3eme Cru Classe
spring flowers, camphor, sweet red and black fruits, a hint of licorice, “Palmer’s 1989 is one of the vintage’s great successes. The wine
and no evidence of its 100% new oak cask aging. Round and exhibits a dark ruby/purple color, a sweet, jammy nose of black fruits,
generous with low acidity, but an opulent, full-bodied richness that is intermingled with floral scents, licorice, and a touch of truffles. Full-
fresh with laser-like precision, this stunning wine is just beginning to bodied and supple, with low acidity, copious quantities of ripe fruit
reach its plateau of full maturity, where it should remain for another and glycerin, and a medium to full-bodied, concentrated, harmonious,
three decades. A sensational effort, it is one of the legendary wines seamless texture, this is a gorgeous Palmer. It may turn out similar to
made at Chateau Margaux.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/09 this estate’s brilliant 1962 and 1953. Although approachable, it will
6 bottles improve for another decade, and last for 20-25 years.” R. Parker, 95
$4,750-6,250 pts. 02/97
3 bottles
$650-850
12.
Chateau Montrose 1990
St. Estephe, 2eme Cru Classe 17.
u: all very top shoulder or better Chateau Palmer 1990
“I have had the 1990 Montrose on four separate occasions over Margaux, 2eme Cru Classe
the last several months, and I have consistently rated it either 99 or u: all very top shoulder or better
100. Three of the bottles came from my cellar, and one was tasted 6 bottles
at the chateau. None of them revealed any brett, which is not the $750-1,000
case with bottles that were exposed to heat, or had bad storage
issues. The wine remains a blockbuster, an inky/ruby/purple-colored
effort revealing stunning concentration, amazingly high glycerin, and 18.
abundant amounts of sweet black fruits intermixed with notions of Chateau Petrus 1970
earth and spice. It is a fleshy, full-bodied St.-Estephe with atypically Pomerol, Cru Exceptionnel
high amounts of fatness and fruit extract, but it is settling down nicely u: top shoulder, light bin soil
and seems set for another 2-3 decades of longevity. Many have “The 1970 Petrus has developed magnificently over the last 4-5
felt the 1989 Montrose is better, and it is getting closer to meriting years. Tight and reserved early in life, it has blossomed into a true
a three digit score, but it remains more tannic and backward.” R. blockbuster. This massive, highly-extracted, full-bodied, jammy, thick,
Parker, 100 pts. 06/09 unctuously-textured wine possesses a huge, spice, tobacco, black-
6 bottles cherry, mocha-scented nose. It is a real turn-on. The wine is fully
$2,500-3,250 mature, but it has at least 20 years of life remaining. A spectacular
Petrus, it is now superior to the 1971, which out-performed it for
nearly two decades. Owners of this wine have a true nectar in their
cellars.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 06/98
1 bottle
$1,200-1,600

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19. 25.
Chateau Petrus 1983 Chateau Cheval Blanc 1990
Pomerol, Cru Exceptionnel St. Emilion
u: both into neck u: bottom neck
2 bottles 1 bottle
$1,300-1,800 $750-1,100

20. 26.
Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron 1989 Chateau Haut Brion 1998
Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe
R. Parker, 95 pts. 02/97 “As reported over the last two years, this is a prodigious Haut-
6 bottles Brion. It exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to a tight, but
$1,000-1,500 incredibly promising nose of smoke, earth, minerals, lead pencil,
black currants, cherries, and spice. This full-bodied wine unfolds
slowly, but convincingly on the palate, revealing a rich, multi-tiered,
21. stunningly pure, symmetrical style with wonderful sweetness, ripe
Chateau Cheval Blanc 1988 (1 bt) tannin, and a finish that lasts for nearly 45 seconds. It tastes like liquid
Chateau Lynch Bages 1975 (1 bt) nobility. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2035.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 04/01
Chateau Gruaud Larose 1983 (4 bts) 6 bottles
Chateau Latour $1,500-2,200
1979 (1 bt)
1983 (1 bt)
Chateau Montrose 1978 (5 bts) 27.
Chateau Rauzan Gassies 1983 (4 bts) Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982
17 bottles Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
$1,000-1,500 u: very top shoulder, slight capsule corrosion slight nicks to capsule
“This is a denser version of the 1990 that stylistically reminds me of
what the young 1959 probably tasted like. Still backward with a deep
22. ruby/plum color revealing only a touch of lightening at the edge, the
Chateau d’Yquem 1967 wine offers up an extraordinary nose of caramelized herbs, smoke,
Sauternes cedar, pen ink, black currants, and earth. The gorgeous aromatics
u: very top shoulder, golden amber, label unaffixed are followed by a full-bodied, plump, rich, fleshy wine with low acidity.
“Based solely on the strength of what is unquestionably a great With 6-8 hours decanting in a closed decanter, it will offer beautiful
Yquem, many have concluded that 1967 was a superb vintage for drinking, but it needs another 5-8 years to reach full maturity. It is
Sauternes. The truth is that 1967 was a very good but irregular capable of lasting 50-60 years. This classic Lafite is not as fat and
vintage. As for Yquem, it is close to perfection. Medium amber/ concentrated as the 1982 Latour, nor as complex or concentrated as
golden with a full intensity bouquet of vanillin spice, honey, ripe the 1982 Mouton Rothschild, but it is a winner all the same. Release
pineapples, and coconut, this intense, very ripe, unctuous Yquem has price: ($350.00/case)” R. Parker, 97+ pts. 06/09
layers of sweet, opulent fruit, excellent balance, and a hefty, powerful 2 bottles
finish. Almost too big and rich to be served with food, this wine $5,000-7,000
should be drunk alone as a dessert. From the point of view of this
wine’s evolution, it has hardly budged in the last six years. Anticipated
maturity: Now-2035. Last tasted, 12/90.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 01/98 28.
1 bottle Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982
$1,000-1,500 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
u: very top shoulder
R. Parker, 97+ pts. 06/09
23. 1 magnum
C. Noellat Vosne Romanee Beaumonts 1976 $4,000-6,000
Cote de Nuits
u: approx. 2cm (level obscured by wax capsule)
1 bottle 29.
$200-300 Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1986
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
u: very top shoulder or better, slight capsule nicking
Highly desirable left and right bank Bordeaux, Cult California Cabs, “The 1986 possesses outstanding richness, a deep color, medium
and enough Domaine de la Romanee Conti to satisfy from an body, a graceful, harmonious texture, and superb length. The
immense and impressive Boston cellar. Maintained in ideal climate- penetrating fragrance of cedar, chestnuts, minerals, and rich fruit is
controlled conditions and picked up by Skinner staff. a hallmark of this wine. Powerful, dense, rich, and tannic, as well as
medium to full-bodied, with awesome extraction of fruit, this Lafite
24. has immense potential. Patience is required. Anticipated maturity:
Chateau Ausone 1998 2000-2030.” R. Parker, 99 pts. 10/94
St. Emilion 6 bottles
2 bottles $6,000-9,000
$600-800

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30. 35.
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1986 Chateau Margaux 1986
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe Margaux, 1er Cru Classe
R. Parker, 99 pts. 10/94 “The 1986 Margaux continues to be the most powerful, tannic, and
1 magnum muscular Margaux made in decades. One wonders if the 1928 or
$2,000-3,000 1945 had as much power and depth as the 1986? The black/ruby/
purple color reveals no sign of age. The reluctant nose offers up
aromas of smoky, toasty new oak and black currants, as well as
31. a few flowers. The wine is mammoth, with extraordinary extract,
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1997 superb balance, and a frightfully tannic finish. This is a Margaux of
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe immense stature, made in a masculine, full-bodied style that is in
1 double magnum complete contrast to the 1990. It should prove nearly immortal in
$1,500-2,200 terms of aging potential, but will it have the awesome potential I first
predicted? Anticipated maturity: 2000-2050. Last tasted 12/96.” R.
Parker, 96 pts. 01/98
32. 6 bottles
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2003 $1,800-2,500
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
“A modern day version of the 1959 Lafite, the 2003 Lafite Rothschild
was bottled in mid-May, 2005 after achieving 12.9% natural 36.
alcohol – hardly an astonishing figure given the vintage’s weather Chateau Margaux 1990
conditions. A combination of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, Margaux, 1er Cru Classe
3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, it represents a ripe version “I had this wine both in Seoul, Korea in February, and from my cellar
of the essence of Lafite-Rothschild. Dense purple-colored, with in December, 2008, and it was remarkable how identical the wines
classic notes of graphite intertwined with melted licorice, creme smelled and tasted. It offers an extraordinary aromatic display of
de cassis, smoke, and flowers, it reveals extraordinary richness, spring flowers, camphor, sweet red and black fruits, a hint of licorice,
opulence, power, purity, intensity, and viscosity. Whether this wine and no evidence of its 100% new oak cask aging. Round and
will close down or not is questionable as it is somewhat atypical generous with low acidity, but an opulent, full-bodied richness that is
given its sweetness and softness. Analytically, there are extremely fresh with laser-like precision, this stunning wine is just beginning to
high tannins, which I suspect will assert themselves in the future. reach its plateau of full maturity, where it should remain for another
Production in 2003 was less than half of normal. Anticipated maturity: three decades. A sensational effort, it is one of the legendary wines
2010-2050.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 04/06 made at Chateau Margaux. Release price: ($1800.00/case).” R.
4 bottles Parker, 100 pts. 06/09
$3,000-4,000 2 bottles
$1,400-1,800

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Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1986 37.
St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982
u: all into neck, light glue striping Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
“The 1986 Leoville-Las Cases, which Delon continues to believe u: slight nicks to capsules
is his finest vintage in the eighties (even eclipsing the 1982), still “This wine remains one of the legends of Bordeaux. It has thrown
exhibits a black/purple color with no signs of age. The nose offers off the backward, youthful style that existed during its first 25 years
up aromas of exceptionally ripe cassis fruit intertwined with scents of of life, and over the last 4-5 years has developed such secondary
vanillin, minerals, and spices. The wine is full-bodied, exceptionally nuances as cedar and spice box. The creme de cassis, underlying
well-delineated, and phenomenally concentrated. Still unevolved and floral note, full-bodied power, extraordinary purity, multilayered
youthful, this is one of the most profound Leoville-Las-Cases, but texture, and finish of over a minute are a showcase for what this
for my palate, it remains a notch behind both the 1982 and 1996. Chateau accomplished in 1982. The wine is still amazingly youthful,
Anticipated maturity: 2003-2030. Last tasted 3/97” R. Parker, 98 pts. vibrant, and pure. It appears capable of remaining fruity and vibrant
01/98 in 2082! Thank God it is beginning to budge, as I would like to drink
6 bottles most of my supply before I kick the bucket. This is a great, still
$1,300-1,900 youthful wine, and, on occasion, one does understand the hierarchy
of Bordeaux chateaux when you see the complexity and brilliance of
this first-growth. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050+.” R. Parker, 100
34. pts. 06/09
Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1995 4 bottles
St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe $3,250-4,500
“If it were not for the prodigious 1996, everyone would be
concentrating on getting their hands on a few bottles of the fabulous
1995 Leoville-Las-Cases, which is one of the vintage’s great 38.
success stories. The wine boasts an opaque ruby/purple color, and Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1986
exceptionally pure, beautifully knit aromas of black fruits, minerals, Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
vanillin, and spice. On the attack, it is staggeringly rich, yet displays u: all very top shoulder or better, capsule corrosion and slight losses
more noticeable tannin than its younger sibling. Exceptionally ripe “Deep garnet-black colour. An incredible array of aromas on the
cassis fruit, the judicious use of toasty new oak, and a thrilling mineral nose: blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, espresso, leather, black olive
character intertwined with the high quality of fruit routinely obtained and loam. The palate is absolutely seamless from first impression
by Las Cases, make this a compelling effort. There is probably nearly to finish, effortlessly building layers of complexity in the mouth and
as much tannin as in the 1996, but it is not as perfectly sweet as leading to a very long, earth and spice finish. I can’t see how this
in the 1996. The finish is incredibly long in this classic. Only 35% of could possibly be improvement so have no alternative but concede
the harvest was of sufficient quality for the 1995 Leoville-Las-Cases. perfection. Drink now to 2045+. Tasted March 2009.” Lisa Perrotti-
Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025.” R. Parker, 95 pts. 02/98 Brown for R. Parker, 100 pts. 05/09
4 bottles 4 bottles
$500-700 $2,500-3,500

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39. 45.
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1995 Chateau d’Yquem 1990
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 2 magnums
“Bottled in June, 1997, this profound Mouton is more accessible than $900-1,300
the more muscular 1996. A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9%
Cabernet Franc, and 19% Merlot, it reveals an opaque purple color,
and reluctant aromas of cassis, truffles, coffee, licorice, and spice. In 46.
the mouth, the wine is “great stuff,” with superb density, a full-bodied Chateau d’Yquem 1995
personality, rich mid-palate, and a layered, profound finish that lasts 3 bottles
for 40+ seconds. There is outstanding purity and high tannin, but $300-450
my instincts suggest this wine is lower in acidity and slightly fleshier
than the brawnier, bigger 1996. Both are great efforts from Mouton-
Rothschild. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2030.” R. Parker, 95 pts. 47.
02/98 Chateau d’Yquem 1996
4 bottles u: bottom neck or better
$1,000-1,300 2 bottles
$600-800

40.
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1996 48.
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe Chateau d’Yquem 1997
u: all into neck 12 bottles (owc)
4 bottles $2,000-3,000
$1,000-1,400

49.
41. Chateau d’Yquem 1997
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2000 u: all bottom neck or better
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 6 bottles
R. Parker, 96+ pts. 06/10 $900-1,400
6 bottles
$4,250-5,500
50.
Chateau d’Yquem 2000
42. 2 bottles
Chateau Petrus 1995 $200-300
Pomerol, Cru Exceptionnel
“It is interesting how this wine continues to evolve. Unquestionably
one of the vintage’s superstars, the 1995 Petrus is taking on a 51.
personality similar to the extraordinarily backward, muscular 1975. Domaine de la Romanee Conti Echezeaux 2002
This is not a Petrus that can be approached in its youth (i.e., the Cote de Nuits
perfect duo of 1989 and 1990). The wine exhibits an opaque ruby/ “The soaring nose of spicy cassis, black cherry and violets this
purple color, followed by a knock-out nose of pain grille, jammy black displayed from cask has now become very reserved and brooding,
fruits, and roasted coffee. On the palate, it possesses teeth-staining merging into rich, full and utterly delicious flavors that possess a
extract levels, massive body, and rich, sweet black fruits buttressed beguiling texture and unusually fine tannins compared to what I
by powerful, noticeable tannin. A formidably endowed wine with typically see with the Ech. This is a big wine by any measure with
layers of extract, this is a huge, tannic, monstrous-sized Petrus excellent mid-palate density and superb length. Really good stuff
that will require a minimum of 10 years of cellaring. Forget all the and as the “value” play in the DRC line-up, one to strongly consider
nonsense about Merlot producing sweet, soft, ready to drink wines, because it surpasses its normal quality level by more than a fair
because low yielding, old Merlot vines made in the way of Petrus and margin in 2005.” Burghound 94 pts. 01/08
other top Pomerols frequently possess as much aging potential as 2 bottles
any great Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine in the world. Look for the Bottle Nos. 03164, 03168
1995 Petrus to last for 50+ years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2050.” $750-1,000
R. Parker, 96 pts. 02/98
6 bottles
$5,000-7,000 52.
Domaine de la Romanee Conti Echezeaux 2005
Cote de Nuits
Sauternes “The 2005 Echezeaux delivers ravishingly sweet, high-toned aromas
of black raspberry, maraschino, marzipan, marmalade and iodine. It
43. saturates the palate with sweet, ripe fruit and inner-mouth perfume,
Chateau d’Yquem 1988 while introducing layers of fresh meat and shrimp-shell minerality. The
u: all bottom neck or better texture is amazingly creamy and polished, and the long, refined finish
3 bottles adds an alluring hint of mocha. Superb saturation of ultra-ripe fruit but
$900-1,400 with freshness; remarkable concentration yet elegance, lift, indeed
near weightlessness: this is 2005 at its best. The temptation to drink
this in its early years will, I suspect, be irresistible ... let’s hope so
44. anyway. It would be a shame for this beauty to be locked away as a
Chateau d’Yquem 1990 collectible, even if it is capable of long-aging.” David Schildknecht for
u: all bottom neck or better R. Parker, 94-95 pts. 04/07
3 bottles 3 bottles
$900-1,400 Bottle Nos. 03415, 03416, 03418
$1,200-1,600

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53. 60.
Domaine de la Romanee Conti Echezeaux 2006 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Richebourg 2006
Cote de Nuits Cote de Nuits
6 bottles (owc) 3 bottles
Bottle Nos. 00097, 00098, 00099, 00100, 00101, 00102 Bottle Nos. 01435, 01436, 01437
$1,500-2,000 $1,500-2,200

54. 61.
Domaine de la Romanee Conti Echezeaux 2007 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee St. Vivant 2002
Cote De Nuits Cote de Nuits
4 bottles “Highly aromatic, indeed almost kaleidoscopic in the sheer breadth of
Bottle Nos. 03057, 03058, 03059, 03060 aromas but it’s the spice that is so remarkable though it is now cut
$1,000-1,400 with floral and stem hints that add depth. The medium-bodied flavors
are quite fine with beautiful detail, indeed they are chiseled, and a
drop dead gorgeous velvety texture that is soft in the middle yet quite
55. firm on the exceptionally long finish that still displays the slightest hint
Domaine de la Romanee Conti Grands Echezeaux 2002 of wood. The overall character here is rather discreet and understated
Cote de Nuits and while there is plenty of character, it’s clear that this is built along
4 bottles the lines of elegance and finesse. In this format, this should require
Bottle Nos. 02377, 02779, 02781, 02782 most of 20 years to arrive at its peak.” Burghound, 95 pts. 06/09
$1,800-2,400 4 bottles
Bottle Nos. 03381, 03382, 03383, 03385
$2,000-3,000
56.
Domaine de la Romanee Conti Grands Echezeaux 2005
Cote de Nuits 62.
4 bottles Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee St. Vivant Marey Monge
Bottle Nos. 01492, 01493, 01494, 01491 2000 (2 bts)
$2,400-3,200 2003 (2 bts)
Cote de Nuits
4 bottles
57. Bottle Nos. 2000: 00364, 00366
Domaine de la Romanee Conti Richebourg 1990 Bottle Nos. 2003: 01682, 01685
Cote de Nuits $1,600-2,400
“The DRC produced splendid wines in 1990, and the Richebourg is
close to reaching its plateau of maturity. A dark ruby color reveals
lightening at the edge. The stunning aromatics offer intense aromas 63.
of spring flowers, black fruits, licorice, and toasty new oak. Fleshy Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee St. Vivant Marey
and medium to full-bodied, with a velvety-textured palate, and sweet Monge 2001
fruit, this smoky, rich, complex red Burgundy can be drunk now and Cote de Nuits
over the next decade.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 02/02 4 bottles
4 bottles Bottle Nos. 00122, 00124, 00125, 00126
Bottle Nos. 14429, 14431, 14432, 14433 $2,000-3,000
$4,750-6,500

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58. Domaine de la Romanee Conti La Tache 1978
Domaine de la Romanee Conti Richebourg 2004 Cote de Nuits
Cote de Nuits u: 4cm or better
4 bottles “This is a justifiably fabled vintage of La Tache, but owners of it
Bottles Nos. 01676, 01678, 01679, 01680 should not push their luck. The 1978 has been fully mature for over
$1,800-2,400 five years. The color is a murky plum with some lightening at the
edge. The wine offers an exquisite nose of smoked meats, jammy
black fruits, floral scents, minerals, and damp forest-like aromas,
59. as well as that unmistakable DRC prune-like character that comes
Domaine de la Romanee Conti Richebourg 2005 from over-ripe fruit. Full-bodied and fleshy, with a chewy mid-palate
Cote de Nuits revealing exceptional opulence, this silky-textured, smooth wine
“The 2005 Richebourg suggests lightly cooked cherry, lilies, and possesses high alcohol and a viscous finish. Drink it over the next
vanilla-chocolate pot de creme, coming onto the palate with a gentle 5-6 years. In magnum, this wine might be perfect!” R. Parker, 95 pts.
wave of creamy fruit, almost shockingly open-knit and youthfully 08/95
generous. Low-toned richness of salted beef broth and a hint of wet 2 bottles
stone add hints of gravitas, but despite ample (refined) tannins, there Bottle Nos. 013152, 013155
is nothing to restrain a veritable gushing of ripe, juicy, sweet finishing $4,500-6,500
fruit. This might close up for a time, but these early indications
suggest one ought to revisit it in 3-5 years and expect it to offer
much earlier enjoyment than the Grands-Echezeaux or Romanee-St.- 65.
Vivant.” David Schildknecht for R. Parker, 94-95 pts. 04/07 Domaine de la Romanee Conti La Tache 2000
2 bottles Cote de Nuits
Bottle Nos. 02971, 02974 2 bottles
$2,000-3,000 Bottle Nos. 05423, 05428
$1,400-1,800

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66. 74.
Domaine de la Romanee Conti La Tache 2001 Guigal La Landonne
Cote De Nuits 1988
4 bottles 1991
Bottle Nos. 00325, 00327, 00329, 00330 1994
$4,000-6,000 Northern Rhone
3 bottles
$225-300
67.
Domaine de la Romanee Conti La Tache 2002
Cote De Nuits 75.
4 bottles Guigal La Landonne
Bottle Nos. 03691, 03692, 03693, 03696 1995
$4,000-6,000 1996
2000
Northern Rhone
68. 3 bottles
Domaine de la Romanee Conti La Tache 2004 $425-625
Cote De Nuits
4 bottles
Bottle Nos. 00632, 00633, 00634, 00636 76.
$3,000-4,500 Guigal La Mouline 1986
Northern Rhone
u: 2cm or better
69. 6 bottles
Domaine de la Romanee Conti La Tache 2004 $900-1,300
Cote de Nuits
4 bottles
Bottle Nos. 03327, 03328, 03329, 03330 77.
$2,800-3,600 Guigal La Mouline 1987
Northern Rhone
u: 3.5cm or better, slight wine staining
70. “Guigal’s 1987 La Mouline is sensational. Considering the vintage,
Domaine de la Romanee Conti Vosne Romanee Cuvee Duvault this must be the greatest wine produced in France in 1987. The
Blochet 2006 color is a youthful purple, and the nose offers up sweet, pure aromas
Cote De Nuits of jammy black raspberries, smoke, and honeysuckle, and vague
4 bottles (owc) whiffs of apricots. Thick, rich flavors coat the palate in a seamless,
Bottle Nos. 01765, 01768, 01769, 01770 velvety-textured manner. This medium- to full-bodied, marvelously
$1,200-1,800 concentrated wine has no hard edges, and is the epitome of
voluptuousness and sumptuousness. This has been a glorious
La Mouline to drink since its birth, and it shows no signs of age.
71. Anticipated maturity: now-2007. Last tasted 8/96.” R. Parker, 95 pts.
Domaine de la Romanee Conti Montrachet 1998 01/97
Cote de Beaune 2 bottles
2 bottles $450-650
Bottle Nos. 00238, 00240
$3,000-5,000
78.
Guigal La Mouline 1989
72. Northern Rhone
Domaine de la Romanee Conti Montrachet 2001 “The saturated purple-colored 1989 La Mouline is an explosively rich
Cote de Beaune wine, with its profound perfume of violets, black raspberries, and
1 bottle creamy, toasty new oak. Very full-bodied, with a dreamy opulence,
Bottle No. 00690 gobs of fruit, an unctuous texture, and powerful finish, this wine
$2,000-2,500 manages to balance intensity with great elegance. Anticipated
maturity: now-2016. Last tasted 7/96.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 01/97
2 bottles
73. $700-1,000
Comte de Vogue Musigny Vielles Vignes
2000 (2 bts)
2001 (2 bts) 79.
2004 (2 bts) Guigal La Mouline
Cote de Nuits 1993
6 bottles 1996
$1,400-1,900 2000
Northern Rhone
3 bottles
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Guigal La Turque Ornellaia Masseto 2004
1986 Tuscany
1987 “The stunning 2004 Masseto (100% Merlot) presents layers of sweet
1991 jammy dark fruit and mineral notes that burst forth from the glass with
1993 notable length, purity and delineation. It is a decidedly elegant and
Northern Rhone super-refined Masseto that continues to integrate its 100% new oak
4 bottles well, showing extraordinary class and fine, silky-textured tannins that
$800-1,200 caress the palate on the long finish. The 2004 will be hard to resist
in its youth as it is incredibly delicious even now, yet it promises to
develop gracefully to at least age 20. It is a phenomenal effort that is
81. not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2024.” Antonio Galloni
Gaja Sperss 2001 for R. Parker, 97 pts. 06/07
Piedmont 4 bottles
signed by Gaia Gaja $1,300-1,800
5 Liter bottle (owc)
$1,000-1,500
86.
Ornellaia Masseto 2005
82. Tuscany
Gaja Sori San Lorenzo 1989 6 bottles
Piedmont $1,400-1,900
one label with scrape
“The 1989 Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo is deep, dark and rich, with
baritone notes in its fruit that differentiate it from the distinctly higher- 87.
toned Costa Russi and Sori Tildin. The wine possesses exceptional Ornellaia Masseto 2005
length all the way through to the powerful and deeply satisfying finish. Tuscany
This masculine offering lacks some of the nuance of the best of these 1 magnum
1989s, but it is terrific nonetheless. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2035.” $400-600
Antonio Galloni for R. Parker, 95 pts. 02/10
3 bottles
$600-800 88.
Ornellaia Masseto 2006
Tuscany
83. “I can still remember nearly falling out of my chair the first time I
Gaja Sori Tildin 1997 tasted the 2006 Masseto (100% Merlot) from barrel. The wine is now
Piedmont in bottle, and it is every bit as monumental as I had hoped. The wine
“The merits and faults of the 1997 vintage have been debated possesses staggering richness in a style that perfectly captures the
endlessly. Some people love the wines for their rich round fruit, others essence of this great Tuscan vintage. Black cherries, flowers, licorice
find the wines atypical and overly ripe. My own feeling is that the and sweet toasted oak are just some of the nuances that emerge
vintage is simply uneven, and that there are exceptional wines that from the 2006 Masseto. A wine of breathtaking depth, it also reveals
capture the best of the vintage and there are overripe, unbalanced superb clarity, freshness and vibrancy in a sumptuous, beautifully-
wines that are by comparison much less complex. Without a doubt balanced style. Simply put, the 2006 Masseto is a masterpiece from
the1997 Gaja wines from the Barbaresco zone are among the very Tenuta dell’ Ornellaia. According to Agronomist/General Manager
best wines of the vintage.” Antonio Galloni for R. Parker, 96 pts. Leonardo Raspini the dryness of the vintage slowed down the
12/04 maturation of the sugars, leaving the wine with an unusually high level
2 bottles of acidity, and therefore freshness, considering its overall ripeness.
$600-800 Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031.” Antonio Galloni for R. Parker, 99
pts. 08/09
3 bottles
84. $950-1,200
Gaja Sori Tildin 2001
Piedmont
“With its delicate, aromatic nose of flowers, spices, minerals and 89.
menthol, the 2001 Sori Tildin is less overtly lush than Costa Russi, Ornellaia Masseto 2006
offering much delineation in its elegant macerated cherry fruit and Tuscany
tar flavors, with greater length, fine tannins and exceptional overall “I can still remember nearly falling out of my chair the first time I
balance. It is always the most nuanced and classic of the Gaja single- tasted the 2006 Masseto (100% Merlot) from barrel. The wine is now
vineyard wines. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2023.” Antonio Galloni for in bottle, and it is every bit as monumental as I had hoped. The wine
R. Parker, 95 pts. 10/06 possesses staggering richness in a style that perfectly captures the
6 bottles (owc) essence of this great Tuscan vintage. Black cherries, flowers, licorice
$1,200-1,600 and sweet toasted oak are just some of the nuances that emerge
from the 2006 Masseto. A wine of breathtaking depth, it also reveals
superb clarity, freshness and vibrancy in a sumptuous, beautifully-
balanced style. Simply put, the 2006 Masseto is a masterpiece from
Tenuta dell’ Ornellaia. According to Agronomist/General Manager
Leonardo Raspini the dryness of the vintage slowed down the
maturation of the sugars, leaving the wine with an unusually high level
of acidity, and therefore freshness, considering its overall ripeness.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031.” Antonio Galloni for R. Parker, 99
pts. 08/09
1 magnum
$600-800

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Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Ornellaia 2004 Alvaro Palacio L’Ermita 2000
Tuscany Priorat
“The gorgeous 2004 Ornellaia is a great way to start this tasting. A 6 bottles
lively dark ruby, it is a vibrant effort bursting with expressive aromatics $900-1,400
and layered, well-delineated fruit, showing much purity on the palate
and closing with a long, finessed finish. Readers hoping to catch
this wine’s full array of nuances will have to wait at least another few 96.
years as the wine remains quite primary today. This exquisite effort is Numanthia Termanthia 2002
not to be missed. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, Castilla Leon
12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. 95/Anticipated maturity: 6 bottles
2011-2019.” Antonio Galloni for R. Parker, 95 pts. 04/07 $600-900
18 bottles (3 x owc)
$2,250-3,250
97.
Taylor Fladgate 1966
From the start Peter Sisseck’s blockbuster Dominio de Pingus raised label losses, one label partially unaffixed
the bar in Ribera del Duero, a true legend. –CM 3 bottles
$300-400
91.
Dominio de Pingus Pingus 1999
Ribera del Duero 98.
one slight label stain Taylor Fladgate 1985
“Readers can look forward to a spectacular, nearly perfect 1999 staining to labels
Pingus. It boasts an opaque ruby/purple color, sensational extract, 3 bottles
gorgeous concentration, and spectacularly intense blackberry and $125-175
cherry aromas and flavors infused with incense, coffee, chocolate,
and toasty new oak. Enormous levels of extract and richness are
accompanied by a full-bodied, glycerin-imbued, thick, viscous 99.
finish. The tannin is nearly hidden by the wine’s wealth of fruit and Cousina Macul Lota 2004
concentration. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2025.” R. Parker, 98 pts. Maipo, Chile
08/01 6 bottles
3 bottles $175-250
$1,000-1,500

100.
92. Greenock Creek Seven Acres Shiraz 2003
Dominio de Pingus, Pingus 2000 South Australia
Ribera del Duero “The 2002 Shiraz Seven Acre (from 15-year-old vines) is a structured,
“A freak, the 2000 Pingus is an exaggerated, extravagantly rich concentrated, intense effort with inky, blueberry, and blackberry fruit
effort boasting an inky/purple color along with a sumptuous perfume intermixed with camphor and loamy soil notes, fabulous length, and
of beef blood, lavender, Provencal herbs, ground pepper, melted a full-throttle finish that lasts over 45 seconds. Give it 2-3 years of
licorice, and oodles of blackberry and creme de cassis-like fruit. bottle age, and drink it over the following 15+ years.” R. Parker, 95+
Full-bodied, powerful, rich, and smoky, with great intensity, and an pts, 10/05
unctuously-textured, full-throttle finish, it should drink well for 15-20 9 bottles
years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 04/04 $450-650
3 bottles
$1,200-1,800
101.
Penfolds Grange 2001
93. South Australia
Dominio de Pingus Pingus 2004 “It is always a treat to taste Australia’s most famous wine, Penfolds’
Ribera del Duero Grange cuvee (the word Hermitage has been dropped because of
“The 2004 Pingus is a glass-coating opaque purple/black color with legal issues). The 2001 Grange is one of the few vintages of this
a bouquet of Asian spices, incense, lavender, truffle, black cherry, cuvee to be composed of 100% Shiraz (the others being 1951, 1952,
and blackberry that soars from the glass. Dense, rich, and seamless, 1963, 1999, and 2000). Aged 17 months in 100% American oak,
this is a complete, harmonious offering with no rough edges. It and tipping the scales at 14.5% alcohol, the 2001 is undeniably one
will continue to blossom for another 5-7 years and offer a drinking of the top examples of this wine. At this stage, it appears to eclipse
window extending from 2014 to 2044.” Jay Miller for R. Parker, 100 the 1998 and 1996. Inky/blue/purple to the rim, with a stunning
pts. 06/10 perfume of blueberries, blackberries, chocolate, graphite, and earth,
3 bottle it boasts good acidity, huge tannins, magnificent concentration, and
$1,600-2,400 a multilayered, textured mouthfeel. It is a big, but impeccably well-
balanced Shiraz that should shed some of its structure and tannin
over the next 4-5 years, and be at its best between 2010-2030+.” R.
94. Parker, 98+ pts. 10/06
Dominio de Pingus Pingus 2005 6 bottles
Ribera del Duero $1,200-1,800
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102. 108.
Penfolds Grange (Bin 95) 2003 Opus One
South Australia 1995
6 bottles 1997
$1,000-1,500 Napa
2 imperials (each owc)
$2,200-3,100
103.
Penfolds Grange
1996 (3 bts) 109.
1999 (3 bts) Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon
South Australia 1991 (1 bt)
6 bottles 2001 (3 bts) (40th Anniversary)
$800-1,200 2001 (3 mags) (40th Anniversary, all signed by Paul Draper)
Central Coast, CA
“The 2001 Monte Bello (which marked Ridge Vineyard’s 40th
104. anniversary) is undoubtedly sold out, but a bottle I tasted in my office
Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 revealed a stunning wine. Boasting abundant amounts of sweet black
Napa and red fruits intermixed with tobacco leaf, white chocolate, charred
R. Parker, 95 pts. 12/06 wood, and espresso roast, it is a full-bodied effort with superb purity,
1 magnum high tannin, and an austere finish. It is built for 30 years of longevity.
$550-750 This impressive wine is unlikely to win many blind tastings given its
current austerity.” R. Parker, 95+ pts. 12/05
4 bottles
105. 3 magnums
Heitz Martha’s Vineyard 1974 $750-1,100
Napa
u: all top shoulder or better, label staining
“I had this wine twice over a period of thirty days, rating it an 110.
astounding 99 and 98 points. A monumental California Cabernet Ridge Monte Bello
Sauvignon, it appears to have approached its plateau of maturity 2002 (6 bts)
but should easily last for 20-25 more years. There is no rust, amber, 2002 (3 mags)
or brown to the saturated dark purple color. The spectacular, huge, 2004 (3 mags - owc)
Mouton-Rothschild-like nose of mint, cassis, lead pencil, and toast Central Coast
is remarkably youthful. Staggeringly concentrated, this full-bodied, 6 bottles
super-rich wine possesses moderate tannin, fresh, lively acidity, and a 6 magnums
blockbuster, rich, fleshy finish. This is a monumental effort!” R. Parker, $1,300-1,900
98 pts. 08/94
3 bottles
$2,100-2,800 Screaming Eagle could only be a California story.  Over the span of
a decade a tiny winery progresses from inception to becoming one of
the most valuable and coveted bottles in the world.  Gorgeously lush
106. and hedonistic, the miniscule production adds to the wines tantalizing
Hundred Acre Ark Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 allure.  Screaming Eagle represents the founder’s unrelenting belief
Napa that the estate’s soils are distinct from the rest of the Napa Valley.
“The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Ark Vineyard (the debut vintage of –PhM
this cuvee) reveals an inky/blue/purple color as well as a sumptuous
nose of loamy soil, licorice, graphite, espresso, sweet blackberries, 111.
and forest floor. It is a gorgeously proportioned, full-bodied effort with Screaming Eagle 1998
plenty of minerality as well as definition. Already accessible, this big Napa
wine should evolve for two decades.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 12/98 u: bottom neck or better
3 bottles 4 bottles
$500-750 $4,000-6,000

107. 112.
Kayli Morgan Hundred Acre Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Screaming Eagle 2003
Napa Napa
“In a vintage that tended to produce more rustic tannins as well as “The 2003 has been in bottle for over a year and continues to
more structured, masculine wines, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon be a beautiful wine, dense ruby/purple in color with wonderful
Kayli Morgan Vineyard has turned out brilliantly. Like its siblings, it purity of creme de cassis. It is that black currant liqueur purity,
exhibits a deep ruby/purple color, low acidity, incredibly sweet, ripe richness, and depth that is one of the shining characteristics of
tannins, and notes of melted chocolate, kirsch liqueur, and a hint of this wine. Extraordinarily pure, the wine is full-bodied, opulent, and
cassis. Opulent, intense, and full-bodied with fabulous fruit purity and concentrated, but still young and primary. There is plenty of tannin
depth, this is a tour de force in winemaking. It is unquestionably one underlying the wealth of fruit and, if anything, the wine seems to have
of the wines of the vintage. It will drink well for 15+ years.” R. Parker, firmed up since I had it last year. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2020+.
99 pts. 12/08 The 2003 is a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and
3 bottles 1% Cabernet Franc.” R. Parker, 95 pts. 12/06
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In many tasting through the years, Shafer Hillside never fails to deliver. 117.
One of the California cabernets that shows beautiful development as Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1989
it ages. –CM Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
1 bottle
113. $500-750
Shafer, Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
Napa
signed by Doug Shafer 118.
“Since 1991, Shafer’s Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon has Chateau Margaux 1986
unquestionably been one of the top dozen or so California Cabernets. Margaux, 1er Cru Classe
Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged 32 months in 100% “The 1986 Margaux continues to be the most powerful, tannic, and
French oak casks (the majority Taransaud), it possesses the elegance muscular Margaux made in decades. One wonders if the 1928 or
and finesse one would expect from the Stag’s Leap area, but also 1945 had as much power and depth as the 1986? The black/ruby/
monumental power, richness, and intensity. purple color reveals no sign of age. The reluctant nose offers up
aromas of smoky, toasty new oak and black currants, as well as
Is the prodigious 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select a perfect a few flowers. The wine is mammoth, with extraordinary extract,
wine? Bottled in June, 2000, this effort is about as spectacular as superb balance, and a frightfully tannic finish. This is a Margaux of
Cabernet Sauvignon can be. The soaring bouquet of sweet, lavishly immense stature, made in a masculine, full-bodied style that is in
rich black currants, plums, cherries, toast, minerals, and smoke complete contrast to the 1990. It should prove nearly immortal in
cascades from the glass. Opaque purple-colored, extraordinarily terms of aging potential, but will it have the awesome potential I
intense, and full-bodied, yet amazingly well-balanced, this flawless first predicted? Anticipated maturity: 2000-2050.” R. Parker, 96 pts.
Cabernet Sauvignon will be at its peak between now and 2030. 01/98
One of the greatest young Cabernet Sauvignons I have ever tasted, 12 bottles (owc)
it represents the quintessential Napa Cabernet, combining both $3,600-5,000
elegance and power.” R. Parker, 99 pts. 12/00
1 6 liter bottle
$2,500-3,500 119.
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1985
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
114. 12 bottles (owc)
Shafer Vineyard Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 $2,400-3,600
Napa
“The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select performed even better
this year than it did in 2007. It possesses an inky/ruby/purple color, From an Extraordinary Cellar, here, showcasing some of the finest
a juicy perfume of black currants, black cherries, graphite, charcoal, wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone, Piedmont, Italy, Spain and
and toasty oak, superb opulence, a fleshy mid-palate, a multilayered the New World. Maintained in climate-controlled facilities and picked
mouthfeel, and a dazzling finish. This flamboyant, sexy Hillside Select up by Skinner staff.
can be enjoyed now and over the next 20 years.” R. Parker, 97 pts.
12/08 Cos d’Estournel’s next-door-to-Pauillac-proximity belies it’s repute
6 bottles (owc) – the property is situated literally just above Lafite...   Successive
$1,100-1,700 generations of the Pratts family appear as if to live and draw breath
entirely to drive Cos (pronounce the “s”) to whatever heights the
Pauillac trio (Latour, Mouton and Lafite) pull out.  1990 was and is a
115. thoroughly majestic vintage.  The wine can be drunk now, or cellared
Staglin Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 further. –PhM
Napa
6 magnums
$1,200-1,800 120.
Chateau Cos d’Estournel 2003
St. Estephe, 2eme Cru Classe
Property of a Massachusetts Gentleman, from a climate-controlled “The prodigious, fantastic 2003 Cos d’Estournel is a candidate for
cellar. “wine of the vintage.” A blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon (unusually
high for this chateau), 30% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, 17,500
116. cases were produced from low yields. An inky/blue/purple color is
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1986 accompanied by a compelling perfume of black fruits, subtle smoke,
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe pain grille, incense, and flowers. With extraordinary richness, full
“Tasted 4 Times Since Bottling With Consistent Notes body, and remarkable freshness, elegance, and persistence, this is
The 1986 possesses outstanding richness, a deep color, medium one of the finest wines ever made by this estate. The good news is
body, a graceful, harmonious texture, and superb length. The that it will be drinkable at a young age yet evolve for three decades or
penetrating fragrance of cedar, chestnuts, minerals, and rich fruit is more. Kudos to winemaker Jean-Guillaume Prats and owner Michel
a hallmark of this wine. Powerful, dense, rich, and tannic, as well as Reybier.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 04/06
medium to full-bodied, with awesome extraction of fruit, this Lafite 12 bottles (owc)
has immense potential. Patience is required. Anticipated maturity: $1,500-2,000
2000-2030.” R. Parker, 99 pts. 10/94
7 bottles
$6,250-9,000

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121. 124.
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2006
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
“Tasted three times since bottling, the 1996 Lafite-Rothschild is “One of the fabulous surprises, although I had suggested last
unquestionably this renowned estate’s greatest wine. As I indicated year that it could jump in quality, of my tastings, the 2006 Lafite
last year, only 38% of the crop was deemed grand enough to be put Rothschild is a great, great wine made from a blend of 82%
into the final blend, which is atypically high in Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot. When I
(83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, and 3% tasted it from barrel, it reminded me of their successful 1988, but
Petit Verdot). This massive wine may be the biggest, largest-scaled it is dramatically superior to that vintage. Frankly, it may turn out to
Lafite I have ever tasted. It will require many years to come around, be as good as the 2005, which in all of Bordeaux is a far greater
so I suspect all of us past the age of fifty might want to give serious vintage than 2006. Lafite’s severe selection process (42% made
consideration as to whether we should be laying away multiple cases it into the grand vin) resulted in a full-bodied wine boasting an
of this wine. It is also the first Lafite-Rothschild to be put into a new extraordinary perfume of charcoal, truffles, lead pencil shavings, and
engraved bottle (designed to prevent fraudulent imitations). The wine sensationally sweet, ripe black currant and cedar notes. A wine of
exhibits a thick-looking, ruby/purple color, and a knock-out nose of extraordinary intensity, texture, and depth with silky tannins as well as
lead pencil, minerals, flowers, and black currant scents. Extremely awesome concentration, this has turned out to be a remarkable Lafite
powerful and full-bodied, with remarkable complexity for such a Rothschild that should be drinkable much earlier than the 2005, but
young wine, this huge Lafite is oozing with extract and richness, yet age for three decades. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2035+.” R. Parker,
has managed to preserve its quintessentially elegant personality. 97 pts. 02/09
This wine is even richer than it was prior to bottling. It should 6 bottles
unquestionably last for 40-50 years. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2050. $2,800-4,000
The wine of the vintage?” R. Parker, 100 pts. 04/99
3 bottles
$2,700-3,600 125.
Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 2000
Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe
122. “The 2000 La Mission Haut-Brion is certainly one of the candidates
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1998 for the wine of the vintage. Its performance was off-the-charts in
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe two separate tastings for this report. Deep blue/purple, with a nose
“A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, this wine of creme de cassis, floral scents, graphite, and subtle smoke, the
represents only 34% of Lafite’s total harvest. In a less than perfect wine is pure, deep, sumptuously textured, full-bodied, powerful
Medoc vintage, it has been spectacular since birth, putting on more (although certainly not at the power level of the amazing 2009). This
weight and flesh over the last year. This opaque purple-colored 1998 wine certainly transcends its 13% natural alcohol and has the same
is close to perfection. The spectacular nose of lead pencil, smoky, level of concentration found in such great vintages of La Mission
mineral, and black currant fruit soars majestically from the glass. The Haut-Brion as 1989, 1982, 1975, and of course, more recent efforts
wine is elegant yet profoundly rich, revealing the essence of Lafite’s such as 2005, 2008, and 2009. Still young but beginning to display
character. The tannin is sweet, and the wine is spectacularly layered some secondary nuances, the wine has enormous layers of depth
yet never heavy. The finish is sweet, super-rich, yet impeccably as well as an unctuous texture. Even though it is still quite youthful, I
balanced and long (50+ seconds). Anticipated maturity: 2007-2035.” believe it will hit its prime in another 3-4 years and last 50 or more. It
R. Parker, 98 pts. 04/01 is certainly a wine that will likely jump dramatically in price once the
3 bottles price of the 2009 is released.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/10
$1,800-2,400 6 bottles
$3,000-4,500

123.
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2003 126.
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2006
“A modern day version of the 1959 Lafite, the 2003 Lafite Rothschild Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
was bottled in mid-May, 2005 after achieving 12.9% natural “A sensational effort, the 2006 Mouton Rothschild exhibits an opaque
alcohol - hardly an astonishing figure given the vintage’s weather purple color as well as a classic Mouton perfume of creme de cassis,
conditions. A combination of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, flowers, blueberries, and only a hint of oak. Dalhuin told me that in
3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, it represents a ripe version whisky barrel-tasting vintages such as 1989 and 1990, Mouton was
of the essence of Lafite-Rothschild. Dense purple-colored, with aged in heavily-toasted barrels, and they have backed off to a much
classic notes of graphite intertwined with melted licorice, creme lighter toast for the barrels’ interior. I think this has worked fabulously
de cassis, smoke, and flowers, it reveals extraordinary richness, well with the cassis quality fruit they get from their Cabernet
opulence, power, purity, intensity, and viscosity. Whether this wine Sauvignon. The full-bodied, powerful 2006 possesses extraordinary
will close down or not is questionable as it is somewhat atypical purity and clarity. A large-scaled, massive Mouton Rothschild that
given its sweetness and softness. Analytically, there are extremely ranks as one of the top four or five wines of the vintage, it may
high tannins, which I suspect will assert themselves in the future. turn out to be the longest-lived wine of the vintage by a landslide.
Production in 2003 was less than half of normal. Anticipated maturity: The label will undoubtedly be controversial as a relative of Sigmund
2010-2050.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 04/06 Freud, Lucian Freud, has painted a rather comical Zebra staring
6 bottles (owc) aimlessly at what appears to be a palm tree in the middle of a stark
$4,750-6,000 courtyard. I suppose a psychiatrist could figure out the relationship
between that artwork and wine, but I couldn’t see one. This utterly
profound Mouton will need to sleep for 15+ years before it will reveal
any secondary nuances, but it is a packed and stacked first-growth
Pauillac of enormous potential. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2060+.” R.
Parker, 98+ pts. 02/09
6 bottles (owc)
$2,800-4,000

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Chateau Pavie 2000 W. Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2002
St. Emilion Cote de Beaune
“I tasted this wine twice during the 2000 horizontals, then I actually 24 bottles (4 x owc)
popped the cork and drank a half-bottle of it. This wine remains, $1,200-1,800
for me, one of the compelling success stories for proprietor Gerard
Perse. An extraordinary effort made from a blend of 60% Merlot, 30%
Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from the limestone 134.
soils that dominate this very distinctive terroir, the 2000 Pavie has W. Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2004
moved out of the closed, dormant, broodingly backward stage into Cote de Beaune
an adolescent period where one can see its extraordinary vibrancy, 24 bottles (2 x owc)
and great complexity as well as potential. It boasts an unctuous $1,200-1,800
display of rich, cedar box-infused cassis fruit and liquid minerality.
The tannins have sweetened, yet the wine has thirty years of longevity
and potential evolution. A beautiful wine of great mass as well as 135.
elegance, it is good to see the extraordinary efforts that Gerard Perse W. Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Cote de Bouguerots 2002
and his team have made confirmed in this prodigious wine. A legend Cote de Beaune
now ... a legend for the future. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2060.” R. 12 bottles (owc)
Parker, 100 pts. 06/10 $500-700
12 bottles (owc)
$3,250-4,750
136.
W. Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Bougros 2002
128. Cote de Beaune
Pauillac and St. Julien 1982 Bordeaux 6 bottles
Chateau Lafite Rothschild $200-250
Chateau Leoville Las Cases
Chateau Mouton Rothschild
Chateau Pichon Longueville, Lalande 137.
4 bottles W. Fevre Chablis Les Preuses 2002
$4,000-6,000 Cote de Beaune
12 bottles (owc)
$300-450
129.
Chateau Rieussec 2005
Sauternes 138.
R. Parker, 96 pts. 04/08 W. Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses 2004
12 demi bottles (owc) Cote de Beaune
$300-450 24 bottles (2 x owc)
$850-1,200

130.
Chateau Suduiraut 2001 139.
Sauternes W. Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2002
“A prodigious effort, possibly the finest Suduiraut since 1959, the Cote de Beaune
medium gold-colored 2001 offers notes of crème brûlée, caramelized 12 bottles (owc)
citrus, Grand Marnier, honeysuckle, and other exotic fruits as well as $500-700
a pleasant touch of oak. With terrific acidity, a voluptuous/unctuous
palate, and sweet, powerful flavors buttressed by crisp acidity, it is a
phenomenal Sauternes. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2040.” R. Parker, 140.
98 pts. 06/04 Comtes Lafon
6 demi bottles Meursault 1er Cru Charmes 2004 (3 bts)
$200-250 Meursault 2004 (3 bts)
Jean Noel Gagnard Batard-Montrachet 2002 (3 bts)
Cote de Beaune
131. 9 bottles
J.M. Boillot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes 2002 $750-1,100
Cote de Beaune
12 bottles (oc)
$600-900 Champagne

141.
132. Deutz Cuvee William Deutz Rose 1996
W. Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2000 6 bottles (each oc)
Cote de Beaune $550-750
12 demi bottles
$300-450
142.
Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 1995
6 bottles (oc)
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Dom Perignon 1996 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 1996
A. Galloni for R. Parker, 95 pts. 03/09 3 bottles (each with gift case)
6 bottles $200-300
$1,100-1,500

154.
144. Celebrate! 1990 Champagne for the Holidays
Jacquesson & Fils Extra Brut (Avize) Grand Cru 1996 Bollinger R.D. Extra Brut
6 bottles (oc) Heidsieck Champagne Brut Millesime
$400-600 Krug Champagne Brut
Cuvee Dom Perignon
Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill Brut
145. Louis Roederer Cristal Brut
Krug Brut 1988 Veuve Clicquot Brut La Grande Dame
L. Perrotti-Brown for R. Parker, 95 pts. 05/09 7 bottles
1 bottle $1,250-1,700
$275-375

155.
146. Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape 2001
Krug Brut Southern Rhone
1989 (1 mag) R. Parker, 96 pts. 02/04
1996 (1 mag - oc) 12 bottles
2 magnums $700-1,000
$950-1,350

This special Cuvee showcases the slightly rustic, powerful and heady
147. style of Brunel. A tour de force from this outstanding vintage. –CM
Krug Grande Cuvee Brut
6 bottles (oc) 156.
$500-700 Les Cailloux Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire Brunel
2005
Southern Rhone
148. R. Parker, 95 pts. 10/07
A. R. Lenoble Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut 1996 6 bottles (oc)
12 bottles (oc) $600-800
$600-800

157.
149. M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 2003
Perrier Jouet Fleur de Champagne Brut 1996 Northern Rhone
1 magnum “A legend of the future is the 2003 Ermitage Le Pavillon (659
$175-250 cases). The equal of such stupendous examples as 1990 and 1989,
the 2003 is incredibly rich as well as awesomely well-delineated
and fresh. An inky/blue/purple color is followed by a subtle but
150. impressively intense nose of barbecue smoke, creme de cassis,
Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses 1996 blueberries, blackberries, and white flowers. The wine cascades
6 bottles over the palate (15.8% natural alcohol) with extraordinary richness,
$800-1,100 intensity, and silkiness. This seamlessly constructed Hermitage is,
analytically, high in tannin, but extremely low in acidity, with a freaky
accessibility (a vintage character). Prodigiously concentrated and
150A. high in extract, it should last for a half century or longer. It will be
Billecart Salmon Rose NV fascinating to follow over the next several decades.” R. Parker, 100
3 magnums pts. 02/06
$400-600 6 bottles (owc)
$1,200-1,600

151.
Salon Brut Blanc de Blancs 1996 158.
A. Galloni for R. Parker, 97+ pts. 03/09 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal Rouge 2005
6 bottles (owc) Northern Rhone
$1,200-1,800 “There are 481 cases of the black/purple 2005 Ermitage Le Meal.
As always, classic blackberry, asphalt, charcoal, and beef blood
notes jump from the glass of this intense wine. Full-bodied, with
152. staggering concentration and a personality not terribly dissimilar from
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose Brut 2002 a first-growth Pauillac, but showing no evidence of oak whatsoever
6 bottles (oc) (and that is in spite of being aged in 100% new oak casks), this wine
$900-1,200 needs 10-12 years of bottle age, and should keep for 50-100 years.”
R. Parker 96 pts. 02/08
6 bottles (owc)
$600-900

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M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 2005 Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina 2005
Northern Rhone Southern Rhone
“The biggest production cuvee, the 2005 Ermitage Le Pavillon “The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus-Ex Machina is utter
(1,067 cases in this vintage) has a dense purple color, the classic perfection in the glass – an awesome wine both comparable to and
acacia flower, graphite-based, smoky creme de cassis nose with a eclipsing the otherworldly 2003. Saturated purple to the rim, with
tremendous intensity and a full-bodied power and richness that is an extraordinary nose of incense, fruitcake, blackberry and black
awesome. These are monumental wines, and when you think that cherry notes with some subtle roasted herbs, roast beef, smoke, and
this wine, much like most of its siblings, is made from yields of 12-18 licorice, massive fruit concentration, extraordinary intensity, unreal
hectoliters per hectare, the explanation for its concentration and purity and harmony, and a seamless integration of acidity, tannin,
extraordinary expression of terroir is obvious.” R. Parker, 98+ pts. and alcohol, this is a tour de force in winemaking and certainly one
02/08 of the most compelling Chateauneuf du Papes I have ever tasted.
6 bottles (owc) The length goes on well past a minute, and the wine should age
$700-1,000 effortlessly for 25-30+ years. The tannins are formidable according to
consulting oenologist Philippe Cambie, but they are nearly obscured
by the wine’s remarkable concentration and intensity. This is a riveting
160. wine. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030+.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 10/07
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape 2003 6 bottles
Southern Rhone $1,000-1,500
“The 2003 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape (the # 2 wine in
the Wine Spectator’s annual winefest) has long been one of the most
profound wines of the vintage. It somehow manages to offer the
vintage’s character in power, high glycerin, and huge volume, but One of the new breed of Chateauneuf du Pape, rich and robust with
retains remarkable elegance and finesse that is so much in keeping excellent concentration. One of the wines setting a new bench mark in
with the style of Clos des Papes. The wine has a dense ruby/purple- the southern Rhone. –CM
tinged color and a wonderfully sweet nose of framboise, blackberry,
and kirsch liqueur intermixed with Chinese black tea and licorice. The 164.
wine is full-bodied and voluptuous, but once past all the glycerin and Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina 2007
beautiful, dense fruit of this full-bodied wine, there is striking purity, Southern Rhone
elegance, finesse, and surprising freshness. Still primary, it looks “The following three wines are as great as money can buy, and all
set to have a long life of 20-25 or more years. Anticipated maturity: three represent extraordinary achievements. I have tasted the 2007
2007-2025.” R. Parker, 97 pts. 02/06 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus-Ex Machina three times from bottle. On
12 bottles (owc) two of the three times I thought it was the single greatest red wine
$700-1,100 I have ever tasted. The third time it was merely perfect. Made from
60- to 100+-year-old vines (60% tank-aged Grenache and 40%
Mourvedre aged in new and one-year-old oak barrels), from yields no
The Avril family crafted some of the finest Chateauneufs made, finesse larger than one half ton of fruit per acre, it boasts a saturated purple
and elegance. everything goes into this one wine, no luxury cuvee and color as well as a surreal concoction of heavenly aromatic delights
normal cuvee; just Clos des Papes. –CM (creme de cassis, kirsch liqueur, licorice, spring flowers, spice box,
and smoke). The wine hits the palate with an extraordinary seamless
161. display of incredibly rich, pure fruit, and a full-bodied, multilayered
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape 2005 texture that nearly defies belief. It is almost an insult to try to articulate
Southern Rhone what this wine tastes like. My tasting notes ended with the words
R. Parker, 95 pts. 10/07 “great, great, and great.” This is a remarkable achievement even for
6 magnums (oc) such a famous vintage, and this 2007 is destined to be one of the
$1,100-1,500 legends of the new century. The finish lasts over 60 seconds, and
the wine has the accessibility to be appreciated now, but it will not hit
its peak for another 5-7 years, and will last at least 25+ years. Bravo
162. to proprietors Pascal and Vincent Maurel as well as their consulting
Le Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Le Clos du genius, Philippe Cambie, who seems to have a very strong emotional
Caillou 2005 attachment to the Maurel family as well as to their vineyards.” R.
Southern Rhone Parker, 100 pts. 10/09
“One of the top wines of the vintage is Domaine du Caillou’s 6 bottles
2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Clos du Caillou Reserve. Its dense $1,700-2,400
ruby/purple hue is followed by elegant aromatics of blueberries,
blackberries, spring flowers, licorice, and roasted meats. Dense and
full-bodied with intense concentration, a multidimensional mouthfeel,
and a sensational finish, it should be at its finest between 2011-
2025.” R. Parker, 95 pts. 10/07
12 bottles (oc)
$1,300-1,900

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Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf du Pape La Combe des Fous 2007 Guigal Cote La Mouline 2005
Southern Rhone Northern Rhone
“The following three wines are as great as money can buy, and all “Similar to the powerful 1988, the inky/purple-colored, dense 2005
three represent extraordinary achievements. The 2007 Chateauneuf Cote Rotie La Mouline offers a stunning perfume of espresso roast,
du Pape La Combe des Fous (meaning “Valley of the Fools”), which licorice, pepper, blackberries, and black cherries intermixed with
comes from a specific vineyard known as Les Combes, was cropped hints of chocolate and spring flowers. Powerful, super-concentrated,
at extremely low yields of 20-25 hectoliters per hectare. Atypically for and ruggedly-constructed with a boatload of tannin, this is a wine
a Chateauneuf du Pape, it contains a high percentage of Vaccarese to forget for 4-5 years, and drink over the following 25-30. It is the
(10%), along with 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Cinsault. densest, most tannic vintage of La Mouline since 1988.” R. Parker,
The Grenache was aged in tank, and the other varietals spent time in 100 pts. 04/09
old small barrels or demi-muids. Explosive aromatics include spring 12 bottles (owc)
flowers, boysenberries, blueberries, black raspberries, graphite, and $4,500-5,500
charcoal. A powerful wine with great depth, full body, and an endless
finish, it is exquisitely pure with not a rough edge to be found. It is
the equivalent of liquid haute couture. The Musigny of the southern 170.
Rhone, it possesses extraordinary aromatics followed by a wine with Guigal La Turque 2005
the texture, length, and multilayered mouthfeel that are the stuff of Northern Rhone
dreams. Looking back at my tasting notes, the first thing I wrote was 12 bottles (owc)
“whoa!” Deep plum/purple to the rim, this wine should evolve for $4,500-5,500
20-25 years, but it is already remarkably accessible. The vintage’s
freshness as evidenced by the lack of any excessive heat and cool
nights has given an aromatic singularity to the 2007s that is largely 171.
unprecedented in my tasting experience.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 10/09 Guigal Hermitage 2000
6 bottles Northern Rhone
$1,300-1,800 6 demi bottles
$100-150

166.
Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf du Pape La Combe des Fous 2005 172.
Southern Rhone Guigal Hermitage Rouge Ex Voto 2001
“One of the candidates for the wine of the vintage is the extraordinary Northern Rhone
2005 Chateauneuf du Pape La Combe des Fous (same blend and 6 bottles (owc)
elevage). Probably the best cuvee of this wine yet made, the wine has $600-900
a saturated purple color to the rim as well as an extraordinary nose
of blackberry, blueberry, black truffle, incense, lavender, and a hint of
graphite. The wine is remarkably concentrated, spectacularly pure, 173.
full-bodied, with amazing length of well over a minute. This wine is a Guigal Hermitage Blanc Ex Voto 2003
“wow, wow” sort of wine, a profoundly great Chateauneuf du Pape. Northern Rhone
Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025+.” R. Parker, 98+ pts. 10/07 12 bottles (2 x owc)
6 bottles $1,000-1,600
$600-900

174.
167. Guigal Hermitage Blanc Ex Voto 2005
Delas Freres Cote La Landonne 2003 Northern Rhone
Northern Rhone 6 bottles (2 x owc)
“The blockbuster 2003 Cote Rotie La Landonne (a 2,700-bottle $500-800
cuvee of 100% Syrah) is a wine for the ages. Its dense purple hue is
followed by gorgeous aromas of graphite, scorched earth, bacon fat,
blackberries, blueberries, figs, and espresso roast. Deep, full-bodied, 175.
tannic, and backward, it will benefit from 4-6 years of bottle age, and Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes
should last for two decades.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 02/06 2003
3 bottles (owc) Southern Rhone
$225-325 “One of the vintage’s most compelling wines, the huge, dense
purple-colored 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes
offers aromas of creme de cassis, creosote, and flowers along with
168. immense concentration, body, and tannin. The finish is reminiscent
Guigal Cote La Landonne 2005 of a first-growth Bordeaux, meaning it is well-delineated and
Northern Rhone tannic. Cellar it for 4-5 years and consume it over the following two
12 bottles (owc) decades.” R. Parker, 97+ pts. 02/06
$4,500-5,500 12 bottles (owc)
$900-1,300

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Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes Pierre Usseglio & Fils Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de mon Aieul
2007 2005
Southern Rhone Southern Rhone
12 bottles (owc) “The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul is 95%
$1,500-2,200 Grenache and 5% Syrah aged 100% in tank prior to being bottled.
This wine always comes from the three best parcels of the estate–
Les Serres, La Crau, and Guignasse. This hugely concentrated,
177. muscular wine is very powerful, excruciatingly tannic at present, but
Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de la super-rich. Yields were a low 22 hectoliters per hectare because
Reine des Bois 2005 of the drought, and this blockbuster, muscular, virile style of wine
Southern Rhone needs at least 5-6 years of bottle age and should keep for two-plus
R. Parker, 95 pts. 10/07 decades. It is certainly a terrific Mon Aieul, but for those who are very
6 bottles (owc) patient.” R. Parker, 94+ pts. 10/07
$350-500 12 bottles (oc)
$700-1,000

178.
Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo 2000 181.
Southern Rhone Pierre Usseglio & Fils Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de mon Aieul
“The 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo is a monument 2006
to old vine Grenache as well as traditionally made Chateauneuf Southern Rhone
du Pape. Boasting a natural alcohol of 16%, this wine, which was “A star of the vintage is the 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Mon
bottled in spring, 2003 because its fermentation was extremely Aieul. It is hard to believe how great this wine has turned out to
slow, has virtually everything you could ever want in a profound be. I called it last year, and I’m thrilled to see how utterly profound
Chateauneuf du Pape. The color is inky/ruby/purple to the rim. The it is. Essentially very old vine Grenache from three different terroirs
extraordinary nose reveals aromas of kirsch liqueur, new saddle (the sands of Les Serres, the clay of Guignasse, and the limestone
leather, animal fur, Provencal herbs, spice box, licorice, and a salty of La Crau), aged 80% in cement tanks and 20% in old barrels, it
sea breeze character. On the palate, the wine is enormous, with an boasts a dense plum/purple color followed by a glorious bouquet
unctuosity, thickness, and purity that must be tasted to be believed. of black cherries, blackberries, truffles, lavender, licorice, and spring
Over 95% of this offering is old vine Grenache, and the rest a field flowers. The color is one of the darkest of the vintage, and the wine
blend of ancient vines. Representing the essence of Chateauneuf is extremely full-bodied and rich with intense levels of extract and
du Pape, it possesses so much concentration that it is easy to pose tannin, but the latter is gorgeously sweet and well-integrated. Still
the question ... “where’s the tannin?” Analytically, it has very high young and primary, this 2006 will benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age,
levels of tannin, but the tannin is barely noticeable given the wine’s and drink well for 15-20.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 10/08
exaggerated wealth of richness and power. This is a modern day 12 bottles (oc)
legend in the making, and despite its precociousness and ease in $700-1,000
smelling and consuming, it will not hit its prime for another decade.
It should last for 25-30 years, and take its place among some of the
greatest Chateauneuf du Papes ever made. Anticipated maturity: 182.
2010-2030+” R. Parker, 100 pts. 02/04 Pierre Usseglio & Fils Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Deux
3 bottles Freres 2001
$900-1,400 Southern Rhone
“The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Deux Freres elicits
“wows.” Aged 60% in neutral wood foudres and 40% in one, two,
179. and three-year old Burgundy barrels, this 2001, which tips the scales
Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve 2004 at an awesome 16.2% natural alcohol, boasts an inky/purple color
Southern Rhone along with a sensationally pure bouquet of blackberries, graphite,
“One of the finest efforts of the vintage is the 2004 Chateauneuf du acacia flowers, licorice, and sweet kirsch liqueur. Unctuously textured
Pape Cuvee Reservee. There is no Cuvee da Capo in 2004, and as and full-bodied, with high tannin as well as a closed personality, this
my commentary will make clear, they decided not to produce one in prodigious yet fabulous Chateauneuf du Pape is a potential legend in
2005. The 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee has a dark the making. It requires 3-5 years of cellaring, and should keep for two
plum/garnet/purple color and a big, sweet nose of kirsch liqueur, decades. The texture, purity, and magnificent concentration suggest
lavender, roasted herbs, and beef juices intermixed with some licorice tiny yields, old vines, and non-interventionalistic winemaking. By the
and spice. It is full-bodied, rich, deep, spicy, and dense with some way, this wine represents a selection of the finest lots in the cellar as
tannins in the finish. The wine is not as accessible as many 2004s, the sources are the same as for the Cuvee de Mon Aieul, although a
and I would opt for cellaring it for 3-4 years and drinking it over the large component of Deux Freres is from the Usseglio holdings in the
following 15-20. It’s a gorgeous effort for the vintage.” R. Parker, 94+ sector of Chateauneuf du Pape called La Crau. Anticipated maturity:
pts. 02/07 2007-2022+.” R. Parker, 99 pts. 02/04
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183. 188.
Pierre Usseglio & Fils Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Deux Castelgiocondo (Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi) Brunello di
Freres 2003 Montalcino Riserva 1997
Southern Rhone Tuscany
“The limited cuvee 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Deux 12 bottles (owc)
Freres, which is aged 40% in tank and 60% in one-, two-, and $1,200-1,400
three-year-old barrels as well as large demi-muids, is essentially the
same as Mon Aieul, but additional press wine is added. This beefs
the wine up to an even more extraordinarily concentrated character. 189.
This is another of the Chateauneuf du Papes of the vintage, a wine Fanti Brunello di Montalcino 1999
of remarkable length and prodigious levels of richness. It is no Tuscany
wimpy wine at 16.5% alcohol, but you would never know that from “A magnificent wine that shows massive structure yet loads of
tasting it. Dense purple to the rim, with a huge nose of scorched finesse. Dark-colored, with incredible aromas of blackberries, treacle
earth, blackberry and blueberry liqueur, creme de cassis, roasted tart and smoke. Almost meaty. Full-bodied, with fantastic silky and
meat juices, and a hint of Provencal herbs interwoven with licorice rich tannins. Goes on and on. Fanti is now one of the greatest
and a touch of balsamic, it is voluptuously textured, with striking producers of Brunello thanks to the help of consulting enologist
body, low acidity, and amazing concentration. This fabulous bottle of Stefano Chioccioli. Best after 2008. 3,080 cases made.” Wine
Chateauneuf du Pape should drink well for 20+ years.” R. Parker, 98 Spectator, 98 pts. Issue 05/15/04
pts. 02/06 6 bottles (oc)
6 bottles (owc) $350-500
$750-1,000

190.
184. Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico 2001
Pierre Usseglio & Fils Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Deux Campania
Freres 2005 “Bold and structured red. Dark color; black licorice, raspberry and
Southern Rhone mineral character and hints of dried flowers; full-bodied, with spicy
“The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Deux Freres, which is fruit and undertones of black pepper. Chewy finish. This is fantastic.
aged in one-, two-, and three-year-old small barrels and larger demi- Best after 2007. 5,000 cases made.” –JS Wine Spectator 94 pts.
muids, is 100% Grenache in 2005. Dense purple to the rim, the wine 02/29/04
displays superb concentration, with notes of creosote, blackberry, 12 bottles
coffee, pepper, earth, meats, and smoke. A wine of massive intensity, $600-900
fabulous purity, and a thick, unctuous texture, the tannins do kick in
at the end, so this wine will probably require 5-7 years of bottle age
and drink well for close to three decades. It does have the requisite 191.
concentration to balance out the wine’s structure.” R. Parker, 95+ Fontodi Flaccianello 2001
pts. 10/07 Tuscany
6 bottles (owc) “Monumental, with masses of blackberry, coffee, berry and cherry
$425-600 aromas. Full-bodied, with layers of ripe tannins. Goes on and on.
Builds on the palate. I have never tasted a greater wine from here.
Better than 1997. Best after 2007. 4,000 cases made.” –JS Wine
185. Spectator, 97 pts. Issue 10/31/04
Didier Dageneau Pur Sang Fume de Pouilly 2005 6 bottles
Loire $400-550
6 bottles
$425-600
192.
Gaja Sori Tilden 1990
185A. Piedmont
P. Delesvaux Coteaux de Layon Selection de Grains Nobles 1999 1 bottle
Loire $250-400
6 (500 ml) bottles
$300-450
193.
Gaja Sperss 1997
186. Piedmont
Trimbach Riesling Cuvee Frederic Emile 375eme Anniversaire 3 bottles
2001 $800-1,200
Alsace
6 bottles (oc)
$350-500 194.
Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto di
Serralunga d’Alba 2001
187. Piedmont
Arnaldo Caprai Sagrantino di Montalcino 25th Anniversary 2000 12 bottles (owc)
Umbria $2,400-3,600
R. Parker, 97 pts. 04/04
6 bottles (owc)
$425-575

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195. Ribera del Duero – Once home to the Spanish capital, the expansive
Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino 2004 plan of Old Castile forges on. The baked earth dotted with trees
Tuscany and vines, its steady rhythm interrupts only to skirt the occasional
A. Galloni for R. Parker, 97 pts. 06/09 languorous estate. Seemingly unencumbered by where it is going or
6 bottles (oc) from where it has come, greatness here is sensed more than seen.
$300-400 –LC

Aalto P.S. is taking its place among the top properties of Ribera del
196. Duero. Very concentrated and powerful, a standout in the sea of new
Paolo Scavino Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata Riserva 1997 producers in the region. –CM
Piedmont
6 bottles 202.
$750-1,100 Aalto P.S. 2001
Ribera del Duero
“Not surprisingly, in a vintage that afforded great raw materials, the
197. 2001 PS is out of this world. Smoke, graphite, blackberry liqueur,
Paolo Scavino Barolo Riserva Rocche dell’Annunziata 2000 blueberries, violets, and spicy oak jump from the glass of this inky/
Piedmont purple-colored 2001. Texturally and color-wise, it is reminiscent of
6 bottles (oc) dry vintage port. With terrific purity and a full-bodied, rich palate that
$1,000-1,500 offers multiple dimensions, there is a seamlessness to this wine even
though it remains young and unevolved. I would recommend another
1-2 years of cellaring (as hard as that may be), and consuming it over
198. the following 10-12 years.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 04/04
La Spinetta Barbera d’Asti Superiore 2001 6 bottles (owc)
Piedmont $500-700
6 bottles
$200-300
203.
Aalto P.S. 2004
198A. Ribera del Duero
Tenuta dell’Ornellia Ornellia 1997 “The 2004 Aalto PS is expressive aromatically, on the palate this
Tuscany voluptuous wine reveals elegance combined with power. Large
6 bottles in scale but light on its feet, it has beautiful balance, density, and
$1,000-1,500 concentration. It can be enjoyed now but should evolve for 12-15
years and drink well through 2050.” Jay Miller for R. Parker, 98 pts.
02/07
199. 6 bottles (owc)
Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Ornellaia 2001 $450-650
Tuscany
“Deep garnet-purple. Complex notes of warm cassis, blackberries,
mocha, forest floor and a touch of truffles. The medium to full bodied
palate is solidly structured with a great backbone of high acidity and The Priorat…Spain’s otherworldly vinous frontier. Staring at the
medium to firm, finely grained tannins. Layer upon layer of dark berry craggy slopes of dry, baked earth, it’s a wonder that vines can
and earth flavours. Very long finish. Drink now to 2019. Tasted March survive, indeed thrive. –PhM
2009.” L. Perrotti-Brown for R. Parker, 95 pts. 05/09
6 bottles (owc) Clos Mogador - Rene Barbier’s truck has traveled 280,000 km, all of
$800-1,100 them on his acres, through his vines. He knows each bird and fruit
tree. This intimacy with his land is reflected in the complexities of his
wine. –LC
200.
Tua Rita Giustro di Notri 2001 204.
Tuscany Clos Mogador 2004
“For the first time I preferred the Cabernet/Merlot blend to the all- Priorat
Merlot wine, and there can be few doubts that the 2001 Giusto “Clos Mogador is produced by the esteemed Rene Barbier who
di Notri is a stunning wine. A blackish ruby/purple with a fabulous has hit homeruns in both 2003 and 2004. The 2004 Clos Mogador
nose of textbook Cabernet aromas, black currants and blackberries, has a more saturated purple color than the 2003 as well as a more
graphite, river gravel, and sweet herbs, its potent, dense, and packed expressive perfume of mocha, coffee, and flowers (violets) in addition
palate displays flavors of perfect poise, grace and power intertwined to toasty oak, earth, and blue and black fruits. More extracted and
and intermingled, shape and grip at the highest level from the initial backward than the 2003, it demands a decade of cellaring and
explosive notes to the resonant, sweet finish. Drink: 2005-2025.” D. should drink well for an additional 20 years. The 2004 is a tour de
Thomasas for R. Parker, 97 pts. 04/04 force.” Jay Miller for R. Parker, 96 pts. 02/07
6 bottles (oc) 6 bottles (owc)
$350-500 $350-500

201.
Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili 1997 (2 bts)
Gromis (Gaja) Barolo Conteisa Cerequio 1997 (2 bts)
Piedmont
4 bottles
$600-800

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205. Rioja – There is no separating Rioja from its wine; it hums as a region
Mas Doix Costers de Vinyes Velles 2004 built with knowledge gained from ancestral successes. Slopes of
Priorat all angles, heights, and soils are dedicated to the vine. Old stone
“The 2004 Costers de Vinas Viejas is 50% Carinena, 48% Garnacha, wineries now stand beside modern architectural marvels. All are
and 2% Merlot aged for 16 months in new French oak. Deep purple, eager to continue the pace. –LC
the aromas are other-worldly with truffle, tar, graphite, kirsch, and
wild blueberry among the array of scents leaping from the glass. 210.
Flamboyant and opulent, the wine has remarkable richness and depth Benjamin Romeo Contador
of flavor leading to a 60-second finish. Drink this hedonistic effort over 2003 (3 bts)
the next 10-12 years.” Jay Miller for R. Parker, 98 pts. 02/07 2004 (3 bts)
6 bottles (owc) Rioja
$475-700 6 bottles
$1,300-1,800

206.
El Nido, Clio 2003 211.
Jumilla Benjamin Romeo La Vina De Andres Romeo Liende 2004
“A blend of 30% Cabernet Sauvignon (26-year-old vines) and 70% Rioja
Mourvedre (61-year-old vines), the 2003 Clio spent 26 months in “There are a mere 200 bottles of the 2004 La Vina de Andres Romeo.
French and American oak. Its deep purple color is accompanied by This wine is tightly wound and remains an infant developmentally.
classic aromas of creme de cassis intermixed with licorice, espresso Nevertheless, all the ingredients for greatness are present but it
roast, chocolate, and toasty oak. Its broad, intensely flavored, super- will take a decade of cellaring for them to be full expressed. This
opulent personality offers up great fruit, plenty of glycerin, and a sensational effort should easily drink well for 40-50 years like a great
heady, long finish. Approachable now, it should be at its best in 2-5 first growth Bordeaux.” Jay Miller for R. Parker, 98 pts. 02/07
years, and drink well for 10-15.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 08/06 6 bottles (owc)
6 bottles (oc) $900-1,200
$300-450

212.
207. Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata 2004
El Nido, Clio 2004 Mendoza
Jumilla “Catena Zapata’s flagship is the Nicolas Catena Zapata, a Cabernet
‘The consulting winemaker at Bodegas El Nido is Chris Ringland of Sauvignon-Malbec blend. The 2004 Nicolas Catena Zapata is
Barossa Valley fame. The 2004 Clio is 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and composed of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Malbec. It spent
70% Monastrell (from 63-year-old vines) which received malolactic 18 months in 100% new French oak. A saturated black purple in
fermentation in new oak followed by 26 months of aging in new color, it has an aristocratic perfume of pain grille, mineral, espresso,
French and American barriques. A glass-coating opaque purple, it saddle leather, cassis, black currant, and black raspberry. Opulently
exhibits a sensational nose of earth, mushroom, leather, blueberry, textured, complex, ripe, and sweet on the palate, it maintains a
and blackberry jam. On the palate the wine is supple-textured, sense of elegance as well as power. It demands 10-15 years of
complex, with vibrant flavors of spicy blue and black fruits and a big- further cellaring and should still be providing pleasure at age 50. It
time WOW factor. This is a totally hedonistic effort with exceptional strikes me as being Argentina’s equivalent of a great vintage of Lafite-
length and balance. It is remarkably light on its feet for such a Rothschild.” Jay Miller for R. Parker, 98+ pts. 12/07
powerful wine.” Jay Miller for R. Parker, 97 pts. 12 bottles (2 x owc)
12 bottles (2 x 0oc) $800-1,100
$500-750

213.
208. Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata 2005
Numantia Termes, Numanthia 2004 Mendoza
Toro “The flagship wines begin with the purple/black-colored 2005
12 bottles (2 x oc) Nicolas Catena Zapata, a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and
$650-950 22% Malbec. The fruit was sourced from four of the estate’s finest
high-elevation vineyards, and aged for 24 months in 100% new
French oak. The brooding bouquet delivers pain grille, mineral, violet,
209. scorched earth, pepper, espresso, black cherry, and black raspberry
Numanthia Termes Termanthia 2004 aromas leading to a dense, opulent wine with gobs of savory fruit,
Toro ripe tannins, terrific concentration, and a 60-second finish. Allow it
4 bottles (2 x oc) 6-8 years in the cellar to reveal its full potential and enjoy it from 2015
$850-1,200 to 2030.” Jay Miller for R. Parker, 98 pts. 12/08
12 bottles (2 x owc)
$800-1,100

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214. 219.
Rolf Binder Hanisch Shiraz 2005 Greenock Creek Alices Shiraz
Barossa Valley 2002 (6 bts) R. Parker, 96 pts. 10/05
“The sensational 2005 Shiraz ‘Hanisch’ was aged in 80% new 2003 (6 bts) R. Parker, 97 pts. 10/06
American oak, the balance in seasoned French. It has a fabulous 12 bottles
perfume of cedar, tobacco, vanilla, spice box, truffle, pencil lead, $600-850
plum, and blueberry. Voluptuous, intensely flavored, and already
complex, it will unfold over the next decade and drink well through
2025 for those fortunate enough to track some down.” Jay Miller for 220.
R. Parker, 98 pts. 10/07 Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz 2006
6 bottles Barossa Valley
$300-400 “Amon-Ra has become one of Australia’s icon wines. Made from
100% Shiraz sourced from vineyards ranging in age from 80-120
years and with microscopic yields of 0.5 tons per acre, the 2006
215. Amon-Ra was aged for 15 months in new French and American oak.
Clarendon Hills Grenache Romas 2002 The wine is a thick, glass-coating, purple/black in color. The aromas
McLaren Vale cover a wide range of scents including smoke, vanilla, pepper, Asian
“The 2002 Grenache Old Vines Romas Vineyard’s saturated ruby/ spices, coconut, espresso, blueberry, and chocolate. Thick, rich,
purple color is followed by a superb bouquet of black fruits, truffles, layered, and complete, this monumental wine offers extraordinary
Asian spices, figs, and licorice. Powerful, rich, and upfront, this intensity and length. It requires 10-15 years to fully evolve and should
layered, intensely concentrated Grenache can be drunk now or easily last through 2040. Hats off to Ben Glaetzer for producing an
cellared for 10-12 years.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 10/04 extraordinary portfolio!” Jay Miller for R. Parker, 97-100 pts. 10/07
6 bottles (owc) 12 bottles
$250-350 $800-1,100

216. 221.
D’Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm 2001 Kalleske Shiraz Greenock
McLaren Vale 2003 (6 bts) R. Parker, (96-100) pts. 10/04
“Readers should be on the look out for the 2001 The Dead Arm 2005 (6 bts - oc) Jay Miller for R. Parker, 93 pts. 10/07
Shiraz, one of the greatest examples of this cuvee. Its dense black/ 12 bottles
purple color is accompanied by celestial aromas of melted licorice, $600-850
graphite, blackberries, cassis, incense, anise, and toasty oak.
Fabulously concentrated, with great purity, an unctuous, viscous
texture, and an amazingly long, 60-second plus finish, this fabulous 222.
baby will need 5-6 years of cellaring, and should drink well over the Massena The 11th Hour Shiraz 2005
following 20-25 years.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 08/03 Barossa Valley
12 bottles R. Parker, 96 pts. 10/06
$700-1,100 6 bottles (oc)
$150-200

217.
E & E Black Pepper Estate Shiraz 2002 223.
Barossa Valley Mitolo Shiraz
12 bottles G.A.M.
$500-750 2003 (6 bts - oc) R. Parker, (96-100) pts. 10/04
2004 (6 bts - oc) R. Parker, 97 pts. 10/05
Reiver 2003 (6 bts - oc) (one label with scrape) R. Parker, (95-99)
pts. 10/04
Ben Glaetzer is one of Australia’s most talented winemakers, Amon- South Australia
Ra is on everyone’s short list of Shiraz. –CM 18 bottles
$700-1,000
218.
Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz 2005
Barossa Valley 224.
“The profound 2005 Shiraz Amon Ra is fashioned from a dry Mollydooker Shiraz
grown, 100- to 110 year-old vineyard, and spends 14 months in a Carnival of Love
combination of 100% new French and American barrels as well as 2005 (6 bts) R. Parker, 99 pts. 10/06
300-liter hogsheads. A saturated purple color is followed by scents 2006 (6 bts - oc) Jay Miller for R. Parker, 97 pts. 10/07
of creme de cassis, incense, licorice, black raspberries, graphite, Velvet Glove 2006 (3 bts - oc) Jay Miller for R. Parker, 99 pts. 10/07
and sweet wood. It unfolds beautifully on the palate to reveal terrific McLaren Vale
richness, full-bodied power, great definition, and lovely elegance. 15 bottles
This exquisite Shiraz is still young, but it possesses a degree of $1,400-1,900
accessibility. It should age for two decades. It is a superb example of
cutting edge winemaking being utilized on ancient Shiraz vines in the
Barossa.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 10/06
12 bottles
$500-700

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225. 229.
Penfolds Grange 1998 Torbreck The Factor Shiraz 2002
South Australia Barossa Valley
“A wine that flirts with perfection, and should rival the 1986 as “Remarkably, the 2002 The Factor may be even more awesome than
one of the legendary Granges produced, the 1998 has one of the the 2001. It boasts a blackberry liqueur-like intensity with chocolatey
highest alcohol contents (nearly 15%) as well as one of the highest richness intermixed with blackberries, raspberries, and cherries. The
percentages of Shiraz in the blend (97%). Its stunning purple color unctuous texture, refreshing acidity, and sweet tannin frame-up this
is accompanied by exceptionally sweet aromas of blackberry liqueur magnificent wine. It should drink well for 15+ years. Interestingly, the
intermixed with barbecue spices, an endearing, smoky earthiness, 2002 The Factor did not have the Cote Rotie-like roasted element
pepper, roasted meats, and coffee. Huge, massive, unctuously found in the 2001, no doubt because 2002 was a much cooler
textured, and extraordinarily youthful, this impressive wine is a growing year than the record heat experienced in 2001.” R. Parker,
candidate for perfection. It should continue to evolve over the next 99 pts. 10/04
three decades.” R. Parker, 98+ pts. 06/09 6 bottles (oc)
3 bottles $500-700
$800-1,200

230.
226. Torbreck Run Rig 2003
Two Hands Ares Shiraz 2005 Barossa Valley
Barossa Valley “The estate’s flagship cuvee is the virtually perfect 2003 Run Rig.
“The 2005 Shiraz “Ares” is a glass-coating opaque purple. The nose Made from 8 separate Barossa vineyards (ranging in age from 94
delivers tar, scorched earth, saddle leather, blueberry, and a hint of to 158 years), it is primarily Shiraz with 4-5% co-fermented Viognier
chocolate. Opulent, layered, and intensely flavored, it has excellent included in the blend. The wine was aged in French oak of which
integration of oak, tannin, and acidity and enough hidden structure to 60% is new. The sensational, inky/purple-tinged 2003 exhibits a
evolve for up to a decade. Drink this tasty Shiraz through 2025.” Jay stunningly sweet nose of blackberries, blueberries, litchi nuts, smoked
Miller for R. Parker, 95 pts. 10/07 meats, and a hint of apricots. Elegant yet super-powerful, rich,
6 bottles (2 x owc) concentrated, and long, it is a tour de force in winemaking as well as
$550-750 a modern classic example of Barossa Shiraz. It should drink well for
20-25 years.” R. Parker, 99 pts. 10/06
12 bottles (2 x owc)
227. $1,200-1,800
Two Hands Bella’s Garden Shiraz 2005
Barossa Valley
12 bottles (2 x oc) 231.
$350-500 Torbreck
Les Amis Grenache 2004 (6 bts - oc) R. Parker, 98 pts. 10/06
Run Rig Shiraz 2004 (6 bts - owc) Jay Miller for R. Parker, 99+ pts.
228. 10/07
The Standish Wine Company The Descendant 2004 (6 bts - oc) R. Parker, 98 pts. 10/06
The Standish Shiraz 2003 (6 bts) The Factor 2004 (6 bts - oc) R. Parker, 97 pts. 10/06
The Relic Shiraz/Viognier 2004 (6 bts) Barossa Valley
Barossa Valley 24 bottles
The Standish: “The 2003 Shiraz (100% Shiraz from a 90-year-old $1,400-2,050
Vine Vale vineyard) was cropped at .5 tons of fruit per acre, and was
aged 32 months in old French oak. It is a magnificent effort boasting
tremendous ripeness as well as abundant blueberry and creme de 232.
cassis notes intermixed with flowers, graphite, and crushed rocks. Yalumba Shiraz
With amazing concentration, purity, and richness, but no heaviness The Octavius 2001 (6 bts - owc) R. Parker, 98 pts. 10/04
(the alcohol is only 14.5%), and a finish that lasts well past a minute, The Reserve 1998 (6 bts - oc) R. Parker, 98 pts. 06/03
it is accessible now, but should age effortlessly for two decades or Barossa Valley
more.” R. Parker, 99 pts. 10/06 12 bottles
$600-900
The Relic: “More exotic and flamboyant than the Shiraz, but equally
profound is the 2004 Shiraz/Viognier The Relic (93% and 7%
respectively, cropped at .5 tons of fruit per acre, and aged 20 months 233.
in old French oak). An inky/purple-colored, powerful, full-bodied, rich Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour 1997
red, it possesses a huge, sweet nose of blue and black fruits, flowers, Napa
and subtle oak, a blockbuster mid-section, and an amazingly long 5 bottles
finish. More approachable than the 2003 Shiraz, it can be drunk now $350-500
or cellared for 15 or more years.” R. Parker, 99 pts. 10/06
12 bottles
$850-1,200 234.
Bond (Harlan) Matriarch
2001 (3 bts)
2002 (3 bts owc, no lid)
Napa
6 bottles
$400-600

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235. 241.
Caymus Special Selection 2002 Robert Foley Claret
Napa 2002 (6 bts)
R Parker, 96 pts. 12/05 2004 (6 bts)
6 bottles (owc) Napa
$600-900 12 bottles
$800-1,100

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Working atop the foundation of a century old property, the father Jim 242.
and son Bo Barret might just have the best track record in California Robert Foley Petite Sirah
for longevity and quality.  Fads don’t exist here, this team doesn’t 2004 (6 bts)
need razzle-dazzle.  Montelena wines are prized for their ability to 2005 (6 bts)
improve with age – and not merely endure. –PhM 12 bottles
$350-550
236.
Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Napa 243.
“The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is one of Bo Barrett’s finest Kistler Vine Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2004
efforts. While tightly knit, 24 hours of aeration reveals its upside Sonoma
potential. Dense ruby/purple with a nose of crushed rocks intermixed R. Parker, (94-96) pts. 12/05
with creme de cassis and a hint of licorice, this full-bodied, pure, 6 bottles
deep offering will be at its peak between 2010-2025. It is a blend of $350-500
96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc that came in at
14.1% alcohol.” R. Parker, 95 pts. 02/05
12 bottles 244.
$800-1,200 L’Aventure
Cote-a-Cote Estate 2003 (6 bts - owc)
L’Aventure Estate Cuvee
237. 2005 (6 bts - owc)
Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 2006 (6 bts - owc)
Napa Central Coast
R. Parker, 95 pts. 02/05 18 bottles
12 demi bottles $900-1,300
$400-600

245.
238. Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard 2002
Copain James Berry Vineyard Syrah 2006 Sonoma
Central Coast CA “The profound 2002 Pinot Noir Marcassin Estate always reminds me
R. Parker, 95 pts. 12/08 of a top-notch Clos de la Roche from a domaine such as Ponsot.
6 bottles Notes of fresh mushrooms, forest floor, plums, black cherries,
$350-500 raspberries, and hints of white chocolate and smoke jump form the
glass of this full-bodied wine. Its extraordinary nuances, amazingly
complex, rich, broad palate, and spectacular finish suggest it should
239. drink well for well over a decade” R. Parker, 98 pts. 12/05
Dominus Estate Napanook Vineyard 1991 6 bottles
Napa $1,600-2,400
3 bottles
$600-900
246.
Marcassin Pinot Noir Three Sisters 2002
239A. Sonoma
DuMOL Pinot Noir Ryan Green Valley 2003 “The 2002 Pinot Noir Three Sisters’ fragrant nose of flowers
Sonoma interwoven with blueberries and forest floor is reminiscent of a grand
12 bottles (2 x oc) cru from the Cotes de Nuit. The wine has fabulous fruit on the attack,
$700-1,000 beautiful structure, medium to full body, and a purity and almost
ethereal lightness of being despite significant richness and intensity. It
should age beautifully for up to a decade.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 12/05
Camp Meeting Ridge is on of the finest of the cool climate western 3 bottles
Sonoma vineyards, a standout for pinot noir. –CM $600-800

240.
Flowers Pinot Noir Camp Meeting Ridge 247.
2004 (5 bts) Neiman Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine Caldwell Vineyard
2005 (5 bts) 2001 (6 bts)
Sonoma 2002 (6 bts)
10 bottles Napa
$500-700 12 bottles
$750-1,100

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248. 257.
Newton Chardonnay Unfiltered Sloan 2004
2001 (6 bts - oc) R. Parker, 94 pts. 12/03 Napa
2002 (6 bts - oc) R. Parker, 96 pts. 02/05 R. Parker, 96 pts. 12/08
Napa 3 bottles (owc)
12 bottles $500-700
$275-375

258.
249. Whitehall Lane Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Jos. Phelps Insignia 1997 Napa
Napa 6 bottles
R. Parker, 96 pts. 12/00 $350-500
12 bottles (oc)
$1,800-2,400
259.
Chappellet Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill Estate
250. 2001 (6 bts - occ)
Plumpjack Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2001 Shafer Relentless 2000 (6 bts)
6 bottles Viader Proprietary Red 2001 (12 demi bts)
$300-450 12 demi bottles
12 bottles
$900-1,300
251.
Pax Cellars
Cuvee Christine Syrah 2005 (6 bts) R. Parker, 95 pts. 12/07 260.
Cuvee Moriah 2005 (6 bts) Archery Summit, Pinot Noir Red Hill Estate
The Terraces Alder Springs Vineyard Syrah 2005 (6 bts) 1999 (3 bts)
Walker Vine Hill Syrah 2005 (6 bts) R. Parker, 94 pts. 12/07 2001 (3 bts)
Sonoma 2002 (6 bts)
24 bottles Oregon
$675-950 12 bottles
$600-900

252.
Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve From the Cellar of Distinguished Collectors. Many lots purchased on
2001 (3 bts) R. Parker, 99 pts. 02/05 futures or direct from the winery. Maintained in custom-built climate-
2002 (3 bts) R. Parker, 96+ pts. 12/05 controlled cellar.
Napa
6 bottles 261.
$825-1,150 Chateau Cos d’Estournel
1996 (3 bts)
2000 (3 bts) Wine Spectator, 96 pts. Issue 03/31/03
253. St. Estephe, 2eme Cru Classe
Ramey Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard 2002 6 bottles
6 bottles $550-825
$300-450
262.
254. Chateau Haut Brion 1998
Ramey Jericho Canyon Vineyard 2001 Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe
Napa “Rich and wonderful wine, classic, with loads of vanilla, raspberry and
R. Parker, 96 pts. 02/05 chocolate aromas. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long aftertaste
12 bottles of berry, grape and vanilla. Subtle, elegant and powerful, with great
$700-1,000 length. Best after 2009. 12,000 cases made.” Wine Spectator, 97
pts. Issue 0/31/01
2 bottles
255. $550-800
Ridge Monte Bello 2005
Napa
12 bottles 263.
$700-1,100 Chateau Lascombes 2005
Margaux, 2eme Cru Classe
“A gorgeous example of Lascombes, the 2005, a blend of 52%
256. Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot,
Schrader Cellars continues the remarkable turn-around in quality that began five
Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 years ago. A stunningly opulent wine with a dense purple color, the
Beckstoffer CCS To-Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 2005 possesses a beautiful perfume of spring flowers, blueberries,
Beckstoffer T6 To-Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 blackberries, creosote, and graphite, full body, silky but noticeable
Napa tannins, a layered mouthfeel, and a stunning, 45+-second finish. This
3 bottles is a brilliant, modern-styled Margaux that should age for 30-35 years.”
$550-850 R. Parker, 95 pts. 04/08
12 bottles (owc)
$300-450

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264. 270.
Chateau Leoville Poyferre 1995 Clos de Papes Chateauneuf du Pape 2006
St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe Southern Rhone
6 bottles “The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape is one of the two or three
$350-500 candidates for the wine of the vintage. An extraordinarily great wine,
the 2006 is far superior to the 2005, which was amazing, and while
made in a different style, is as great as the 2003, and such legends
as 1990 and 1978. Fashioned from a minuscule 21 hectoliters
265. per hectare, and tipping the scales at 15.2% natural alcohol, the
Chateau Pichon Longueville, Baron 2006 boasts a dense ruby/purple color to the rim, in addition to an
1982 (2 bts) extraordinary bouquet of melted licorice, spring flowers, raspberries,
1990, R. Parker, 97 pts. 06/09 black currants, spice box, and earth. In the mouth, it is utterly
1995 (3 bts) profound – full-bodied and multidimensional with astonishing purity,
Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe length, equilibrium, and intensity. This is a superb vintage for the
6 bottles Avrils, and Vincent deserves huge accolades for producing a wine of
$575-850 such incredible intensity and complexity. Think of Clos des Papes as
a Chateauneuf du Pape with the complexity of a top-notch grand cru
Burgundy from the Cote de Nuits.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 10/08
12 bottles (owc)
266. $800-1,200
Chateau Talbot
1986 (5 bts)
1990 (1 bt) 271.
1995 (5 bts) Clos du Caillou Reserve Chateauneuf du Pape 2005
St. Julien, 4eme Cru Classe Southern Rhone
11 bottles R. Parker, 95 pts. 10/07
$650-975 6 bottles
$375-550

267. 272.
Les Forts de Latour 2000 Ceretto Barbaresco
Pauillac Bricco Asili 1996 (1 mag)
6 bottles Asili Bernadot 1997 (6 bts)
$450-650 6 bottles
1 magnum
$500-725

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To have such high quality pegged to an already illustrious year is 273.
entirely coincidental … and great fun.  The 2000’s are marked by Ceretto Barolo Brunate 1996
ideal ripeness married with pitch perfect tannins to carry these wines Piedmont
onward.  These enticing and riveting wines truly represent vinous 3 bottles
excellence of the highest caliber. –PhM $200-300

268. 274.
First Growth Bordeaux 2000 Horizontal Ceretto Barolo Brunate 1997
Chateau Haut Brion, R. Parker, 99 pts. 06/10 Piedmont
Chateau Lafite Rothschild, R. Parker, 98+ pts. 06/10 6 bottles (owc - banded)
Chateau Latour, R. Parker, 98 pts. 06/10 $375-550
Chateau Margaux, R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/10
Chateau Mouton Rothschild, R. Parker, 96+ pts. 06/10
5 bottles 275.
$4,000-6,000 Clerico Ciabot Mentin Ginestra Barolo
1997 (2 bts)
1998 (2 bts)
269. 1999 (2 bts)
Doisy Doine L’Extravagant 2001 Piedmont
Sauternes 6 bottles
“Liquid honey in appearance. Incredibly ripe with dried apricot, $425-600
orange and mace. Full-bodied, thick and powerful with amazing
richness and spiciness. It goes on and on and on. This concentration
is phenomenal. Yet it’s lively and spicy. Huge finish. Best after 2012. 276.
140 cases made.” –JS Wine Spectator, 100 pts. Issue 9/15/04 Albino Rocca Barbaresco Vigneto Brich Ronchi 1997
3 demi bottles (each owc) Piedmont
$400-500 5 bottles
2 magnums
$600-850

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Albino Rocca Barbaresco Vigneto Brich Ronchi 1998 Silver Oak Vertical
Piedmont Bonny’s Vineyard 1991 last vintage of Bonny’s Vineyard Silver Oak
10 bottles 1989
$500-750 1993 (2 bts)
1994 (2 bts)
1995 (2 bts)
278. 1996 (2 bts)
Albino Rocca Barbaresco Vigneto Brich Ronchi 1999 1997 (2 bts)
Piedmont Napa
7 bottles 12 bottles
2 magnums $650-950
$725-1,025

282.
279. Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon
Roberto Voerzio Carpenter Vineyard 1999 (4 bts - owc)
Barolo Brunate Rock Cairn
1996 (2 bts) A. Galloni for R. Parker, 03/10 1997 (1 bt)
1997 (2 bts) 1999 (1 bt)
La Serra 1998 (5 bts) Napa
1996 (7 bts) 6 bottles
Piedmont $350-500
Vintage 1997: “The greatest wine from Piedmont in years. The perfect
Barolo. Spellbinding, with a concentration of fruit that leaves me
speechless. Amazing fruit aromas, like a reduced raspberry sauce, Manfred Krankl’s plumage on display. From a Boston Cellar,
yet there’s a complexity, with hints of spices and toasted wood. Full- maintained in climate-controlled storage, picked up by Skinner staff.
bodied, with a wonderful concentration of fruit. Big and velvety, yet
refined and caressing. A treat to drink now, but this is a wine to cellar Manfred Krankl is crafting wines of uncommon concentration and
for decades. Best after 2006. 275 cases made.” Wine Spectator, 100 richness, these are among the most collectable of all Californian wines
pts. Issue 11/30/01 produced. –CM
16 bottles
$1,350-1,950 283.
Sine Qua Non Heart Chorea Syrah 2002
Central Coast, CA
280. “SQN’s Syrahs are dynamite. In 2001, Krankl began to experiment
Brunello di Montalcino with a limited production Syrah aged over 40 months in new oak (a
Poggio Antico la Marcel Guigal’s famous Cote Roties - La Mouline, La Landonne,
1997 (1 bt) and La Turque). The second rendition of this cuvee, the 2002
Altero 2000 (1 bt) Heart Chorea, is a Cote Rotie-like blend of 95% Syrah and 5%
Siro Pacenti Viognier. Most of the fruit comes from the Alban and White Hawk
1997 (2 bts) vineyards. The opaque purple-colored 2002 Heart Chorea possesses
2001 (1 bt) extraordinary levels of concentration, intensity, and subtle nuances,
Valdicava 2000 (1 bt) a fabulous nose of charcoal, acacia flowers, creme de cassis,
2001 (1 bt) blackberries, pain grille, and espresso roast. Opulent, full-bodied, and
7 bottles super-intense, but neither heavy nor out of balance, it is unfortunate
$445-655 that production of this unreal Syrah is less than 100 cases.” R.
Parker, 99 pts. 08/06
4 bottles (2 x owc)
281. $2,500-3,500
Numanthia Termes 2004 (5 bts) Jay Miller for R. Parker, 94 pts.
02/07
Numanthia Numanthia 2005 (5 bts) Jay Miller for R. Parker, 98 pts. 284.
02/07 Sine Qua Non In Flagrante Syrah 2000
Toro Central Coast, CA
10 bottles “The 2000 In Flagrante (a 725-case blend of 86% Syrah, 10%
$1,000-1,500 Grenache, and 4% Viognier) is a world-class, provocative effort. It
reveals many of the same aromatic and flavor components found in
the 2001 Midnight Oil and 2002 Syrah-dominated, unnamed offering.
A black color is followed by a seamless effort loaded with blackberry,
honey, and flower aromas, and an extraordinarily long, concentrated
finish. As with all great wines, tasting notes/descriptors just can’t do
it justice. Among the recent SQN Syrahs, it is a strikingly elegant and
powerful wine that has a decidedly French flair to it.” R. Parker, 96
pts. 08/03
1 magnum
$700-900

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285. 289.
Sine Qua Non Just for the Love of it Syrah 2002 Sine Qua Non The Inaugural Eleven Confessions Vineyard Estate
Central Coast, CA Grenache 2003
“A dead-ringer (at least aromatically) for Guigal’s single vineyard Cote CA
Rotie La Mouline, the 2002 Just For The Love of It is the greatest “The recently released 2003 The Inaugural (90% Grenache and 10%
California Syrah I have yet tasted. A one-thousand case blend of 96% Syrah, the first vintage from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard) is
Syrah, 2% Grenache, and 2% Viognier, it is nearly equal parts Alban, a stunning effort. Boasting superb intensity and purity, it spent 38
Bien Nacido, and Stolpman fruit with a small amount from both months in French oak, and has taken on mind-boggling nuances and
Shadow Canyon and White Hawk. It boasts a provocative perfume subtleties. It is a huge wine dominated by black cherry, blackberry,
of creme de cassis, toast, blackberries, licorice, barbecue spice, and and cassis fruit, but also offering notions of plums, figs, soy, smoke,
exotic floral scents. Extremely full-bodied, with fabulous intensity, and roasted meat-like notes. The wine’s enormous complexity, silky,
great purity, awesome length, and a finish that lasts over a minute, full-bodied, voluptuous texture, and remarkable finish suggest it will
this classic is a must purchase. Already accessible, it will drink well last over a decade, but who can resist it now? It hits all the palate’s
for 10-15 years.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 08/04 and olfactory gland’s sweet spots, a hedonistic and intellectual joy!”
1 bottle R. Parker, 99 pts. 08/07
$400-600 6 bottles (owc)
$3,000-4,000

286. 290.
Sine Qua Non On Your Toes Syrah 2001 Sine Qua Non 2003 Horizontal
Central Coast, CA Omega Oregon Pinot Noir
“The virtually perfect 2001 On Your Toes is 100% Syrah (aged 39 Papa Syrah, R. Parker, 98 pts. 08/06
months in new oak) from three vineyard sources, White Hawk, Li’l E Grenache, R. Parker, 96 pts. 08/06
Alban, and Stolpman. I have already consumed two bottles of this 3 bottles
extraordinary wine and, amazingly, the oak is less noticeable than $650-900
in SQN’s Syrahs bottled after a normal elevage of 24-26 months
in wood. It boasts a gorgeous blue/purple color to the rim as well
as exceptional aromas of pure creme de cassis and blackberries 291.
intertwined with acacia flowers, licorice, and delicate, subtle toast Sine Qua Non 2004 Horizontal
notes. In the mouth, it is pure silk. An opulent, voluptuously-textured Into the Dark Grenache
offering that cascades over the palate with no hard edges and Ode to E
nothing out of place, it is a brilliant tour de force in winemaking that Covert Fingers Pinot Noir
can be drunk now or cellared for more than a decade.” R. Parker, 99 Poker Face Syrah
pts. 06/05 Into the Dark Grenache - “No one ... let me say that again ...
4 bottles (2 x owc) no one in the New World makes better Grenache than Manfred
$2,200-3,000 Krankl. Tasting four different cuvees was the equivalent of having
a great chef, such as Daniel Boulud, cook all your meals for seven
straight days. The just released 2004 Into the Dark (a blend of 84%
Grenache, 8% Mourvedre, 7% Syrah, and 1% Viognier, primarily
287. from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard) is a knock-out effort. Its inky/
Sine Qua Non Omega Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003 blue/purple color is followed by a big, sweet nose of black currants,
Oregon black cherries, chocolate, spice box, and some toasty oak in the
5 bottles background. Voluptuously-textured and full-bodied with abundant
$600-800 glycerin and fruit hiding the wine’s considerable underlying structure,
this is a majestic Grenache that should hit its peak in 2-3 years, and
last for 12-15.” R Parker, 96 pts. 08/07
4 bottles
288. $1,050-1,550
Sine Qua Non Omega Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003
Oregon
1 magnum 292.
$250-350 Sine Qua Non 2005 Pairing
Atlantis Fe 203 2A Grenache, R. Parker, 98 pts. 06/08
Over & Out Oregon Pinot Noir
2 bottles
$425-625

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A Fifty Case Glory of Bordeaux representing a span of Ten Years, 293E.
1995-2004, all five coveted First Growths representing each vintage 1999 Horizontal
in original wooden cases, some never opened. Purchased directly Chateau Haut Brion
upon release, housed locally in a pristine, custom-built, climate- Chateau Margaux
controlled cellar, provenance documentation accompanies the lot. Chateau Mouton Rotshchild
Complimentary White Glove delivery to any New England state. Chateau Lafite Rothschild
Chateau Latour
293. 5 cases (each owc)
Ten Year Superlot First Growth Bordeaux 1995-2004 $15,000-20,000
Chateau Haut Brion 1995-2004 (10 cases)
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1995-2004 (10 cases)
Chateau Latour 1995-2004 (10 cases) 293F.
Chateau Margaux 1995-2004 (10 cases) 2000 Horizontal
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1995-2004 (10 cases) Chateau Haut Brion
50 cases (all owc - some banded) Chateau Margaux
$200,000-300,000 Chateau Mouton Rothschild
Chateau Lafite Rothschild
Chateau Latour
Upon the sale of lot 293, bids for the following lots 293A-293J will 5 cases (each owc)
not be executed and the lots will be null and void. However, should $50,000-75,000
lot 293 go unsold, the ten horizontals of each First Growth Bordeaux
from 1995-2004 will be offered as described below:
293G.
293A. 2001 Horizontal
1995 Horizontal Chateau Haut Brion
Chateau Haut Brion Chateau Margaux
Chateau Margaux Chateau Mouton Rothschild
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Chateau Lafite Rothschild
Chateau Lafite Rothschild Chateau Latour
5 cases (each owc) 5 cases (each owc)
$20,000-30,000 $13,000-19,000

293B. 293H.
1996 Horizontal 2002 Horizontal
Chateau Haut Brion Chateau Haut Brion
Chateau Margaux Chateau Margaux
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Chateau Mouton Rothschild
Chateau Lafite Rothschild Chateau Lafite Rothschild
Chateau Latour Chateau Latour
5 cases (each owc) 5 cases (each owc)
$27,000-40,000 $13,000-19,000

293C. 293I.
1997 Horizontal 2003 Horizontal
Chateau Haut Brion Chateau Haut Brion
Chateau Margaux Chateau Margaux
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Chateau Mouton Rothschild
Chateau Lafite Rothschild Chateau Lafite Rothschild
Chateau Latour Chateau Latour
5 cases (each owc) 5 cases (each owc)
$12,000-18,000 $28,000-40,000

293D. 293J.
1998 Horizontal 2004 Horizontal
Chateau Haut Brion Chateau Haut Brion
Chateau Margaux Chateau Margaux
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Chateau Mouton Rotshchild
Chateau Lafite Rothschild Chateau Lafite Rothschild
Chateau Latour Chateau Latour
5 cases (each owc) 5 cases (each owc)
$18,000-25,000 $12,000-16,000

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Rare First Growth Highlights from an Extensive and Enviable 297.
Massachusetts Cellar. Maintained in ideal climate-controlled storage. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
294. u: all very top shoulder or better, tissue adhesion and staining to
Chateau Cos d’Estournel 1953 eleven labels, most with some capsule corrosion
St. Estephe, 2eme Cru Classe “This is a denser version of the 1990 that stylistically reminds me of
u: low shoulder, mid shoulder, and one low-mid shoulder, likely what the young 1959 probably tasted like. Still backward with a deep
seepage to all, bin soil and staining ruby/plum color revealing only a touch of lightening at the edge, the
“The 1953, most recently drunk from magnums in 1994, 1993, and wine offers up an extraordinary nose of caramelized herbs, smoke,
1989, is a classic example of the vintage, displaying a huge, fragrant, cedar, pen ink, black currants, and earth. The gorgeous aromatics
flowery, berry-scented nose. From a regular bottle I suspect this wine are followed by a full-bodied, plump, rich, fleshy wine with low acidity.
could be on the downside, but from pristinely kept magnums, this With 6-8 hours decanting in a closed decanter, it will offer beautiful
fully mature wine is a terrific example of the vintage, and certainly one drinking, but it needs another 5-8 years to reach full maturity. It is
of the greatest wines of the century.” R. Parker, 93 pts. 10/94 capable of lasting 50-60 years. This classic Lafite is not as fat and
3 bottles concentrated as the 1982 Latour, nor as complex or concentrated
$600-800 as the 1982 Mouton Rothschild, but it is a winner all the same.” R.
Parker, 97+ pts. 06/09
12 bottles
$30,000-45,000
295.
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1949
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 298.
u: one into neck, one very top shoulder, one with tear to capsule Chateau Lafite Rothschild
2 bottles 1962
$1,200-1,800 1967 (2 bts)
1970
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
4 bottles
296. $450-650
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1966
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
u: one bottom neck, one very top shoulder, two top shoulder, some 299.
label staining to all Chateau Margaux 1949
4 bottles Margaux, 1er Cru Classe
$1,200-1,800 u: one very top shoulder, one low-mid shoulder with slightly
protruding cork, light label staining and fading
2 bottles
$1,000-1,500

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300. Champagne
Chateau Margaux 1966
Margaux, 1er Cru Classe Two pillars of Bubbly, Dom Perignon and Cristal from a Boston
u: one top shoulder, one low-mid shoulder, one shoulder, heavy collection. Maintained in climate-controlled storage.
capsule corrosion to one with capsule loss, label staining and
spotting 305.
3 bottles Dom Perignon 1973
$200-300 1 bottle
$600-800

301.
Chateau Margaux 1971 306.
Margaux, 1er Cru Classe Dom Perignon 1980
u: nine very top shoulder or better, two top shoulder, one high 2 bottles
shoulder, one with slightly depressed cork, many with some capsule $375-550
corrosion, and possible seepage to four
12 bottles
$800-1,100 307.
Dom Perignon 1985
R. Parker, 96 pts. 12/94
302. 10 bottles
Chateau Margaux 1982 $2,000-3,000
Margaux, 1er Cru Classe
u: all bottom neck or better, slight capsule corrosion, one with slight
nick to capsule 308.
“Consistently scoring between 98-100, the superb 1982 Margaux Dom Perignon Rose 1985
may be slightly bigger, bolder, and more masculine than vintages 1 bottle
produced over the last 15-20 years. Its dark plum/purple color is $450-650
followed by notes of melted tar intermixed with sweet cassis and
floral underpinnings. Very full-bodied and dense for a Chateau
Margaux, with a slight rusticity to the tannins, it boasts blockbuster 309.
power, richness, and impressive aromatics. It appears set for another Dom Perignon 1988
30-40 years of life.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 06/09 2 bottles (one in oc)
3 bottles $700-1,100
$2,000-3,000

310.
303. Dom Perignon 1988
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1961 R. Parker, 93 pts. 12/94
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 3 magnums (2 in oc)
u: very top shoulder, top shoulder, high shoulder, slight capsule $1,200-1,800
corrosion to all
R. Parker, 98 pts. 10/94
3 bottles 311.
$3,000-4,500 Dom Perignon 1990
L. Perrotti-Brown for R. Parker, 98 pts. 03/09
12 bottles (1 in oc)
304. $2,400-3,600
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
u: all into neck, one with slight capsule corrosion, some with label 312.
staining and spotting Dom Perignon 1990
“This wine remains one of the legends of Bordeaux. It has thrown L. Perrotti-Brown for R. Parker, 98 pts. 03/09
off the backward, youthful style that existed during its first 25 years 1 magnum
of life, and over the last 4-5 years has developed such secondary $350-500
nuances as cedar and spice box. The creme de cassis, underlying
floral note, full-bodied power, extraordinary purity, multilayered
texture, and finish of over a minute are a showcase for what this 313.
Chateau accomplished in 1982. The wine is still amazingly youthful, Dom Perignon Oenotheque 1990
vibrant, and pure. It appears capable of remaining fruity and vibrant 4 bottles (each oc)
in 2082! Thank God it is beginning to budge, as I would like to drink $1,200-1,800
most of my supply before I kick the bucket. This is a great, still
youthful wine, and, on occasion, one does understand the hierarchy
of Bordeaux chateaux when you see the complexity and brilliance of 314.
this first-growth. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050+” R. Parker, 100 Dom Perignon 1992
pts. 06/09 3 bottles (1 in oc)
12 bottles $300-400
$10,000-12,000

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315. 323.
Dom Perignon 1992 Dom Perignon
1 magnum (oc) 1970
$250-300 1976
1978
1988
316. 4 bottles
Dom Perignon 1993 $850-1,200
21 bottles (1 in oc)
$1,600-2,400

324.
317. Roederer Cristal Rose 1996
Dom Perignon Oenotheque 1993 “The 1996 Cristal Rose is an intensely-flavored Champagne with
2 bottles an unusually light pale salmon color. Its effervescence is restrained
$250-350 (almost non-existent), but the flavors are intense in this dry, austere,
provocative offering. An outrageously great, singularly-styled rose
Champagne, it is best served with intensely-flavored food. It is a
318. tour de force in Champagne to enjoy over the next 7-10 years.
Dom Perignon 1995 Louis Roederer does not display a disgorgement date or consumer
R. Parker, 94 pts. 12/02 friendly lot number on its non-vintage Brut. This is regrettable as it
13 bottles (1 in oc) has consistently been one of the finer bottlings in this category.” R.
$1,300-1,900 Parker, 98 pts. 12/05
1 bottle (oc)
$450-650
319.
Dom Perignon 1996
“The 1996 Dom Perignon is superb. Layers of roasted nuts, spices,
tar, smoke, acacia blossoms and a light touch of honey emerge 325.
from the glass, adding complexity to the fruit. This large-scaled Dom Roederer Cristal 1997
Perignon is currently in a beautiful place where early tertiary notes 3 bottles (each in oc)
have begun to appear, yet the wine retains plenty of freshness. This $400-600
is a terrific Dom Perignon that can be enjoyed today but that also
promises much pleasure for the future. Anticipated maturity: 2009-
2029.” A. Galloni for R. Parker, 95 pts. 03/09
3 bottles 326.
$600-900 Roederer Cristal 1999
“One of the finest Champagnes I have ever brought to my lips, the
1999 Cristal bursts from the glass with fresh hazelnut and apple
320. scents. Elegant, deep, and silky-textured, this medium to full-bodied
Dom Perignon 1998 beauty is immensely concentrated, pure, packed with apple flavors,
3 bottles and astoundingly long in the finish. Louis Roederer does not display a
$300-400 disgorgement date or consumer friendly lot number on its non-vintage
Brut. This is regrettable as it has consistently been one of the finer
bottlings in this category.” P. Rovani for R. Parker, 98 pts. 12/05
321. 2 bottles (each in oc)
Dom Perignon Rose 1998 $300-450
“The 1998 Dom Perignon Rose is a striking, intensely perfumed
Champagne redolent of sweet candied cherries and spices. This
medium-bodied wine possesses gorgeous structure, but ideally
another year or two of cellaring is warranted in order for the full range 327.
of aromas and flavors to emerge. The Dom Perignon Rose is 80% Roederer Cristal Rose 1999
Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir, with most of the Pinot coming from 1 bottle
the south-facing vineyards of Ay. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020.” $300-450
A. Galloni for R. Parker, 94 pts. 03/09
2 bottles
$400-600
328.
Roederer Cristal
322. 1996
Dom Perignon 2000 2002
“The 2000 Dom Perignon is a gorgeous, seductive wine that floats 2 bottles
on the palate with remarkable grace. Toasty aromas meld into freshly $400-600
cut flowers, apricots and pears, with sweet notes of mint and licorice
that linger on the long finish. This perfumed, inviting Dom Perignon is
elegance personified, and in this vintage the wine fully merits its lofty
reputation. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019.” A. Galloni for R. Parker,
94 pts. 03/09
8 bottles (each in gift oc including two flutes)
$800-1,200

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Fine Wines from the WGBH Wine Collection
Lots 329-346

WGBH is proud to partner with Skinner Auctioneers. WGBH has a long


wine auction tradition thanks to generous donations from private wine
collectors, and offers rare and fine wines from the WGBH Wine Cellar for
bid in this special auction. High bidders receive a complimentary one-year
WGBH membership, with all proceeds supporting WGBH’s TV, Radio and
Children’s programming. More info at wgbh.org/wine.
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329. 335.
Chateau Cos d’Estournel 1989 Chateau Palmer 1989
St. Estephe, 2eme Cru Classe Margaux, 3eme Cru Classe
9 bottles u: eleven bottom neck or better, one very top shoulder
$900-1,400 “Deep garnet-brick. Dark chocolate covered cherries, espresso,
cinnamon, rose petals, tree bark and loam. Medium to full body
with layers of concentrated fruit and spice flavours supported by
330. crisp acidity and a medium+ level of fine tannins. Very long finish.” L.
Chateau Cheval Blanc (Avery) 1959 Perrotti-Bown for R. Parker, 96 pts. 03/10
St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe 12 bottles (owc)
u: top shoulder, label scuffing and wear $2,400-3,600
1 bottle
$800-1,200
336.
Palmer Chateau 1990
331. Margaux, 3eme Cru Classe
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1983 6 bottles
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe $900-1,400
1 magnum
$900-1,200
337.
Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron 1990
332. Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe
Chateau Latour 1990 “A remarkable vintage for Pichon Longueville Baron, 1990 is one of
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe this estate’s two or three finest wines made in the last 40 years. Still
R. Parker, 95+ pts. 06/09 inky/blue/purple-tinged to the rim, it reveals an extraordinary bouquet
11 bottles of charcoal, incense, creme de cassis, blue and black fruits, and a
$7,000-9,500 hint of licorice as well as an impressively long finish. While drinkable,
its evolution is extremely slow, and I would not be surprised to see it
last another two decades or more.” R. Parker, 97 pts. 06/09
333. 6 bottles
Chateau Montrose 1990 $1,100-1,600
St. Estephe, 2eme Cru Classe
“I have had the 1990 Montrose on four separate occasions over
the last several months, and I have consistently rated it either 99 or 338.
100. Three of the bottles came from my cellar, and one was tasted Chateau Pape Clement 1990
at the chateau. None of them revealed any brett, which is not the Pessac Leognan
case with bottles that were exposed to heat, or had bad storage R. Parker, 94 pts. 06/09
issues. The wine remains a blockbuster, an inky/ruby/purple-colored 12 bottles (owc)
effort revealing stunning concentration, amazingly high glycerin, and $700-1,000
abundant amounts of sweet black fruits intermixed with notions of
earth and spice. It is a fleshy, full-bodied St.-Estephe with atypically
high amounts of fatness and fruit extract, but it is settling down nicely 339.
and seems set for another 2-3 decades of longevity. Many have JL Chave Hermitage 1985
felt the 1989 Montrose is better, and it is getting closer to meriting Northern Rhone
a three digit score, but it remains more tannic and backward.” R. R. Parker, (95) pts. 04/02
Parker, 100 pts. 06/09 6 bottles
5 bottles $600-900
$1,500-2,200

340.
334. Opus One 1980
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1986 Napa
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: very top shoulder
“Deep garnet-black colour. An incredible array of aromas on the 1 double magnum
nose: blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, espresso, leather, black olive $500-700
and loam. The palate is absolutely seamless from first impression
to finish, effortlessly building layers of complexity in the mouth and
leading to a very long, earth and spice finish. I can‚t see how this 341.
could possibly be improvement so have no alternative but concede Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1988
perfection. Drink now to 2045+.” L. Perrotti-Brown, 100 pts. 05/09 Napa
1 bottle 5 bottles
$550-750 $400-600

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Curated from the WGBH cellar, a multi-tiered representation of the The World - Travel the world through the prism of wines in
1982 Bordeaux Vintage your glass.  Map the world through historic wine regions and
experience the virtuosity of the world’s finest wine producers.
342.
1982 Bordeaux
Chateau Beychevelle 344.
Chateau Branaire Ducru (2 bts) The World
Chateau Calon Segur Chateau Beychevelle 1986 (6 bts)
Chateau La Lagune Chateau Cos Laboury 1990 (6 bts)
Chateau La Louviere (2 bts) Chateau Figeac 1986 (1 bt)
Chateau Le Gay (5 bts) Chateau Lafon Rochet 1993 (6 bts)
Chateau La Tour de By (1 bt) Chateau La Louviere 1990 (6 bts)
Chateau Leoville Barton (3 bts) Chateau Latour a Pomerol 1983 (1 bt)
Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron Chateau L’Evganvile 1989 (2 bts)
Chateau Trotanoy Chateau Lascombes 1969 (1 bt)
Chateau Rieussec (2 demi bts) Chateau Lynch Bages 1978 (1 bt)
Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste Chateau Margaux 1971 (1 bt)
Chateau Gruaud Larose (2 bts) Chateau Margaux Pavillon Rouge 1986 (1 bt)
Chateau Branaire Ducru (2 bts) Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1978 (1 bt)
2 demi bottles Chateau Pavie Macquin 1989
23 bottles Chateau Pichon Longueville Lalande 1990 (5 bts)
$2,300-3,500 Chateau Rauzan Segla 1962
Chateau Climens 1979 (2 bts)
R du Chateau Rieussec 1983
342A. Drouhin Musigny 1973 (2 bts)
G. Roumier Bonnes Mares 1976 Monts Luisants (2 bts)
Cote de Nuits Louis Latour Corton Charlemagne 1999 (2 bts)
3 bottles Mommesin 1983 (2 bts)
$1,000-1,500 Remoissenet Hospice de Beaune Nuits St. Georges Aux Boudots
1985 (2 bts)
G. Roumier Morey St. Denis Clos de la Bussiere 1983 (1 bt)
342B. Chapoutier Hermitage La Sizeranne 1989 (5 bts)
Fonseca 1985 Chapoutier Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne 1990 (3 bts)
12 bottles (owc) Chateau de Beaucastel Chateuneuf du Papae 2001 (4 bts)
$500-700 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino 1988 (2 bts)
Guigal Brune et Blonde
1983 (1 bt)
Chateau Montelena is one of the Napa Valley’s icon wineries.  1988 (4 bts)
Working atop the foundation of a century old property, the father Jim Gaja Barbaresco 1995 (1 bt)
and son Bo Barret might just have the best track record in California Guerrieri Rizzardi Amarone Recioto Della Valpolicella 1969 (1 bt)
for longevity and quality.  Fads don’t exist here, this team doesn’t Sette Ponti Oreno 2006
need razzle-dazzle.  Montelena wines are prized for their ability to Signorello Padrone 2000
improve with age – and not merely endure. –PhM Vietti Barbera Scarone 1988 (3 bts)
Dow 1985 (1 demi bt)
343. Fonseca 1985 (3 bts)
Chateau Montelena Vertical Vietti Barolo
Estate 1978 (1 bt)
1993 (3 bts) 1985 (1 bt)
1984 (10 bts) Muller Catoir Reislander 1994 (1 bt)
1986 (6 bts) Beringer Private Reserve 1997 (1 bt)
1987 (7 bts) Duckhorn Merlot 1994 (1 mag)
1988 (3 bts) Heitz Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1986 (1 bt)
1989 (2 bts) La Jota Howell Mntn 1995 (1 bt)
1990 (6 bts) St. Clement Oroppas (1 mag)
Napa Von Strasser Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 (1 bt)
37 bottles $7,000-10,000
$2,400-3,600

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The American Experience, often the immigrant’s experience, Mystery – The vinous equivalent of the sublime Helen Mirren
from a vintner’s point of view.  European knowledge, grape as D.C.I. Jane Tennyson and Kenneth Branagh’s brooding and
varietals and craft, grafted onto sturdy American root stock. complex character Kurt Wallender, with the eleganance of
Nathaniel Parker as the blueblood Thomas Lynley, eighth Earl of
345. Asherton, and as brash, bold and dramatic as the incomparable
American Experience Sherlock Holmes. The world’s finest, strongest, classic wines,
David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 (1 bt) as embodied by Mystery’s iconic sleuths.
Beaulieu Georges de Latour 2004 (2 bts)
Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 346.
1991 (1 bt) Mystery
1993 (2 bts)

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1995 (1 bt)
1996 (1 bt)
Chabot Vineyard 1992 (1 bt)
Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon
1981 (1 bt)
Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
1985 (2 bts)
1994 (1 bt)
2000 (1 bt)
approximately 65 bottles
Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
$7,000-10,000
Gravelley Meadow
1980 (1 bt)
1981 (1 bt)
Red Rock Terrace 1981 (1 bt)
Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon 1991 (1 bt)
Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon
1985 (1 bt)
1990 (1 bt)
Groth Cabernet Sauvignon
1990 (1 bt)
1994 (1 bt)
Heitz Martha’s Vineyard
1982 (1 bt)
1991 (2 bts)
Kistler McCrea Vineyard Chardonnay 2003 (2 bts)
La Jota Howell Moutain Cabernet Sauvignon 1990 (1 bt)
Opus One
1979 (2 bts)
1980 (2 bts)
1992 (1 bt)
2002 (1 bt)
2003 (1 bt)
Mondavi Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
1991 (1 bt)
1995 (1 bt)
1997 (1 bt)
Oakville
1996 (1 bt)
1997 (1 bt)
Reserve
1997 (1 bt)
1998 (1 bt)
Pahlmeyer Caldwell Vineyard 1990 (3 bts)
Phelps Insignia 1987 (1 bt)
Phelps Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 1992 (1 bt)
1992 (1 bt)
Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz (6 bts)
Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon
1987 (4 bts)
1990 (2 bts)
Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 1990 (3 bts)
Stag’s Leap SLV Cabernet Sauvignon
1978 (4 bts)
1986 (1 bt)
1992 (1 bt)
Cask 23
1992 (2 bts)
Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
1984 (5 bts)
2000 (5 bts)
Von Strasser Diamond Mntn District Cabernet Sauvignon
1997 (2 bts)
$5500-8500

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From an East Coast Collector, stored in ideal cellar conditions. 355.
Peter Michael Point Rouge Chardonnay 2007
347. Sonoma
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1986 “The 2007 Chardonnay Point Rouge (280 cases) has moved out of
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe the restrained state it was in a year ago, and now exhibits splendidly
“Deep garnet-black colour. An incredible array of aromas on the intense, nearly over-the-top levels of honeyed tropical fruits, hazelnut,
nose: blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, espresso, leather, black olive almond paste, quince, and peach liqueur. Full-bodied, thick, and rich
and loam. The palate is absolutely seamless from first impression yet braced by considerable acidity, this is a remarkable tour de force
to finish, effortlessly building layers of complexity in the mouth and in Chardonnay that should age for a decade or more.” R. Parker, 98
leading to a very long, earth and spice finish. I can’t see how this pts. 02/10
could possibly be improvement so have no alternative but concede 2 bottles
perfection.” L. Perrotti-Brown for R. Parker, 100 pts. 05/09 $400-600
12 bottles (owc)
$7,000-10,000
Burgundian and Italian Gems from the climate-controlled
Massachusetts Cellar of a True Collector.
348.
356.
Chateau Pichon Longeville, Lalande 1989
Ghislaine Barthod, Chambolle Musigny Les Cras 2006
Pauillac, 2me Cru Classe
Cote de Nuits
12 bottles (owc)
7 bottles
$1,500-2,200 $350-500

349. 357.
Chateau Talbot 1989 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee St. Vivant 2004
St. Julien, 4eme Cru Classe Cote de Nuits
12 bottles (owc) Banded
$600-800 “This is much more in the style of the Echézeaux with its exuberantly
expressive and luxurious black fruit nose nuanced by a huge range
of spices including anise, clove and cinnamon with notes of tea and
350. hoisin as well. The moderately full flavors are sappy, rich and sweet
Chateau d’Yquem 1918 with ample volume and a palate drenching finish that benefits from an
Sauternes underlying sense of vibrancy. There is real energy here, which seems
u: very top shoulder, beautiful mid-hued amber to collect and focus the flavors. Terrific stuff and exceptionally long
Recorked c. 1990 by Vintage Recorking and the only aspect that prevents this from catching the Richebourg
1 bottle is that it doesn’t quite have the same degree of phenolic ripeness.”
$550-750 Burghound, (92-94) pts. 01/06
6 bottles (owc)
$1,800-2,400
351.
Chateau Rieussec
1996 (6 bts) A candidate for wine of the vintage. –CM
1997 (6 bts)
Sauternes 358.
12 demi bottles Comte de Vogue Bonnes Mares 2005
$300-425 Cote de Nuits
“An even riper but not surmature nose that is less elegant and
aromatically complex, at least at present, features brooding aromas
352. of black and blue berry plus black cherry and violets nuanced by
Drouhin Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche 1997 hints of spice and warm earth merge into big, powerful and well-
Cote de Beaune muscled flavors underpinned by impressive mid-palate concentration
1 bottle and dense but fine tannins, all wrapped in a dazzling long finish that
is perfectly balanced. This will clearly require time to unfold but the
$150-200
raw material is indisputably here and like the Musigny, this is built for
the very long haul.” Burghound, 95 pts. 01/08
7 bottles
353.
$2,000-3,000
Amuse Bouche Merlot
2002 (2 bts)
2004 (2 bts) 359.
2007 (2 bts) Comte de Vogue Bonnes Mares 2006
Napa Cote de Nuits
included are three label posters, 2004-Ira Yeager, 2007-Leroy “This too is quite restrained with almost exclusively red berry fruit
Neiman “The Last Dance,” 2005-Wayne Thiebaud and intense floral aromas that are high-toned and pure while
6 bottles (owc) complementing the supple, textured, dusty and extremely precise
$500-700 flavors that exude a quiet power on the brooding and linear finish that
delivers outstanding length. This will require every bit of a decade to
resolve the very firm structure. This is less elegant than the 1er but
354. more powerful and the distinguishing character of the ‘06 Bonnes
Kistler Cuvee Cathleen Chardonnay 2001-2006 Mares is the serenity that it projects. I thought that it would be good
Sonoma but this knocks on the door of being genuinely great.” Burghound, 94
6 bottles (owc) pts. 01/09
$600-800 3 bottles
$350-500

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360. A Domaine known for the understated power of its wines. After the
Comte de Vogue Bonnes Mares 2007 tragic passing of the dynamic young Romain Lignier who had been
Cote de Nuits running the Domaine since 2001, this wine was produced by his
“A surprisingly expressive nose displays a broad panoply of ripe floral father, Hubert. –CM
and fruit aromas that include red raspberry, cherry, plum, violet and
rose surrounded by warm soil tones that can also be found on the 367.
powerful and tautly muscled large scaled flavors blessed with ample H. Lignier Clos de la Roche 2006
underlying reserves of dry extract that render the relatively refined Cote de Nuits
tannins invisible at present on the explosive and exceptionally deep 12 bottles (oc)
finish where notes of citrus and floral resurface. A seriously impressive $1,600-2,200
wine of Zen-like harmony and poise.” Burghound, 93 pts. 01/10
2 bottles
$400-600 368.
Meo Camuzet Echezeaux Les Rouges du Bas 2006
Cote de Nuits
361. 12 bottles (oc)
Comte de Vogue Chambolle Musigny 2005 $1,600-2,200
Cote de Nuits
6 bottles
$425-625 369.
Roumier Bonnes Mares 1999
Cote de Nuits
362. “The nose is still showing incredibly ripe (but not roasted) intense
Comte de Vogue Chambolle Musigny 1996 blueberry, blackberry and cassis aromas with concentrated, powerful,
Cote de Nuits intense and gorgeously sappy flavors that just explode on the palate
10 bottles supported by mouth coating tannins, exquisite balance and that
$1,000-1,500 certain “presence” that all great wines have. A Bonnes Mares that
will age and improve for a long, long time and it’s clear that this is flat
out superb juice that has that ‘wow’ factor. While I still slightly prefer
363. the stylistic purity of the ‘02, the ‘99 is certainly showier and the
Comte de Vogue Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 2005 underlying material is every bit as good.” Burghound, 95 pts. 01/07
Cote de Nuits 6 bottles
“As one would expect, this is distinctly more elegant and refined with $3,000-4,500
an airy, pure and intensely spicy black fruit nose that carries the same
lovely floral note while merging seamlessly into the layered, textured
and beautifully detailed flavors that possess a velvety character on the Christof Roumier crafted exemplary wines in the outstanding 2005
focused, mineral infused and powerful finish that is stunningly long. vintage. The focus of this Bonnes Mares is dazzling. –CM
This saturates the palate with extract of black raspberry, which again
completely buffers the sense of underlying structure though this is 370.
clearly built to age. Sheer class.” Burghound, 91-94 pts. 01/07 Roumier Bonnes Mares 2005
2 bottles Cote de Nuits
$700-1,000 “In contrast to the aromatic fireworks of the Amoureuses, here the
nose is equally, indeed stunningly complex and deep but with a
discreet and brooding character of mostly violets and blueberry
364. notes against a backdrop of fresh earth that continues on the rich,
Comte de Vogue Musigny 2007 intense and quite firmly structured big-boned flavors that are hugely
Cote de Nuits long and built to age for decades. This will need at least 15 years to
2 bottles arrive at its majority but as this is one of the longest-lived wines in all
$500-750 of Burgundy, it will still be alive and well in 50 years.” Burghound, 96
pts. 01/08
2 bottles
365. $1,200-1,800
Fourrier Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques 1999
Cote de Nuits
“Much deeper color than the foregoing wines. The breed is 371.
immediately evident on the nose with ripe red and black fruits and Roumier Chambolle Musigny
big, rich flavors, plenty of structure, silky tannins and quality length. 2005 (3 bts)
The subtlety here is impressive, especially for young Clos St.- 2006 (3 bts)
Jacques.” Burghound, 91 pts. 04/02 Cote de Nuits
2 magnums 6 bottles
$800-1,200 $400-600

366. 372.
Groffier Bonnes Mares 2005 Roumier Chambolle Musigny les Cras 1999
Cote de Nuits Cote de Nuits
“I was frankly shocked to find that the aromatic profile here was even 5 bottles
more elegant and arguably finer than that of the Amoureuses with its $500-750
bright red and blue pinot fruit, minerals and spice notes, particularly
anise that complement to perfection the sleek, taut, brooding and
focused flavors that explode on the hugely long and deep finish. This 373.
is an impressive wine that has that ‘wow’ factor.” Burghound, 94 pts. Chambolle Musigny les Cras 2000
01/08 Cote de Nuits
3 bottles 5 bottles
$400-600 $300-450

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374. 383.
Meo Camuzet Clos de Vougeot 2005 (3 bts) Burghound, 94 pts. Faiveley Nuits St. Georges Clos de la Marechale
11/09 1999
Mugneret Nuits St. Georges Les Chaignots 2005 (5 bts) 2002
Vogue Bourgogne Blanc 2005 (3 bts) Cote de Nuits
11 bottles 2 jeroboams
$800-1,200 $900-1,300

375. 384.
Gaja Barbaresco 2001 Fourrier Gevrey Chambertin Vielle Vignes 2005
Piedmont Cote de Nuits
5 bottles 12 bottles
$450-650 $600-900

385.
376.
Fourrier Gevrey Chambertin Clos St, Jacques Vielles Vignes 2005
Gaja Sori Tildin 1996
Cote de Nuits
Piedmont
6 bottles
5 bottles
$1,000-1,500
$750-1,100

386.
377. Fourrier Griottes Chambertin Vielle Vignes
Gaja Sori Tildin 1997 1997
Piedmont 1999
5 bottles 2002
$1,500-2,000 Cote de Nuits
3 magnums
$650-850
378.
Giacosa Barbaresco 1998
Piedmont 387.
6 bottles JN Gagnard, Chassagne Montrachet les Caillerets 2000
$275-350 Cote de Beaune
2 jeroboams
$300-450
379.
Giacosa Barolo 1998
Piedmont 388.
5 bottles F. Jobard, Meursault En La Barre 1992
$250-350 Cote de Beaune
8 demi bottles
$350-500
380.
Soldera Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1998
Tuscany The famed monopole known for producing wine of great purity and
16 bottles concentration. –CM
$1,700-2,400
389.
Mommesin Clos de Tart 2001
381. Cote de Nuits
1 methuselah
No lot.
$1,200-1,800

Large Format Burgundy including rare Marc and Fine and a draught
390.
of the Rhone from a climate-controlled East Coast Cellar. B. Morey Chassagne Montrachet, les Embrazees 2002
Cote de Beaune
382. 3 jeroboams
Dujac Bonnes Mares 1985 $200-300
Cote de Nuits
u: 2cm or better
3 bottles 391.
$1,800-2,500 B. Morey 1997 Chassagne Montrachet Vertical
Caillerets
Embrazees
Faiveley had a long-term lease on the famed Clos de la Marechale, a Morgeot
rare chance to taste a top vintage before it reverted to Mugnier family, Vide Bourse
now in the capable hands of Freddie Mugnier. –CM Cote de Beaune
4 jeroboams
$800-1,200

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395

389

398

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392. 399.
Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vielle Vignes 2004 Comte de Vogue Musigny Vielle Vignes 1993
Cote de Nuits Cote de Nuits
“In contrast to the aromatic expressiveness of the Chapelle and CSD, “Still relatively if no longer completely primary with a nose that is the
this is completely backward and even intense swirling coaxes only the crystalline essence of black cherry pinot sap and leads to massively
most reluctant hints of stunningly complex earthy red and black pinot structured and thick flavors with dense, ripe tannins that are
fruit aromas but that are completely in keeping with the brooding, completely buffered by all the extract. This is flat out great and still
intense and jaw droppingly powerful and concentrated, chewy and quite youthful though the initial signs of maturity are now evident. In
deep flavors that possess a finish seemingly without end. Like its my view, this is the best de Vogüé Musigny since at least ‘71 and is a
stable mates, this is an exceptionally serious wine of immense depth monument in the making as it will live for 50 years without breathing
and one that will also age for an exceptionally long time.” Burghound, hard. Multiple, and consistent, notes.” Burghound, 97 pts. 11/09
93-95 pts. 01/06 3 demi bottles
6 bottles $600-800
$600-900

400.
393. Delagrange Vieux Marc Meursault 1979
Rapet Corton Charlemagne 2000 Gaunoux Vieux Marc Meursault 1978
Cote de Beaune Gaunoux Vieux Fine de Bourgogne Eau de Vie Meursault 1978
12 magnums Rousseau Vieux Fine Gevrey Chambertin 1982
$900-1,200 Rousseau Vieux Marc Gevrey Chambertin 1982
Trapet Marc de Chambertin 1990
Cote d’Or
Jean-Marc Roulot is in the elite echelon of Meursault’s most 6 bottles
distinguished winemakers, the purity of his wines is a hallmark. –CM $600-900

394.
Roulot Hospices de Beaune Meursault Genevrieres Cuvee 401.
Baudot 2007 Jacoulet Fine 1948
Cote de Nuits Gaunoux 1949 Vieux Marc
6 magnums Jacoulet Fine 1949
$1,200-1,800 Jacoulet Fine 1950
Gaunoux Vieux Marc 1966
5 bottles
395. $500-700
Roulot Hospices de Beaune Meursault Genevrieres Cuvee
Baudot 2007
Cote de Nuits Henri Bonneau, the reclusive, mercurial king of the most individual
1 jeroboam and expressive Chanteauneuf produced. –CM
$600-900
402.
Bonneau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Speciale 1998
396. Southern Rhone
Roumier Hospices de Beaune Corton Cuvee Charlotte Dumay R. Parker, 96 pts. 02/06
2005 3 bottles
Cote de Nuits $450-650
6 magnums (2 x owc)
$2,000-3,000
The Brunier Brothers continue to excel at producing stellar
Chateauneuf from their prized sight, Le Crau. –CM
397.
Roumier Hospices de Beaune Volnay Cuvee Blondeau 2005 403.
Cote de Nuits Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape 2000
12 bottles Southern Rhone
$1,600-2,200 1 jeroboam
$150-250

398.
Vougeraie Clos Vougeot 2005
Cote de Nuits
1 jeroboam
$400-600

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Highly lauded Shiraz from the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Central 408.
Victoria, South Australia. Stored in custom built, climate-controlled Penfolds Grange Shiraz 1995
storage, removed by Skinner staff. South Australia
“A massive wine, majestic in its proportions, combining power and
404. grace in equal measure. Flavors of plum, blackberry, chocolate and
Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz 2005 pepper, with hints of cedar, licorice and mint, swirl through the exotic
Barossa Valley finish. Tannins swarm but don’t overwhelm the finish, which echoes
“The profound 2005 Shiraz Amon Ra is fashioned from a dry all day and night. Best from 2004 through 2020. 9,800 cases made.”
grown, 100- to 110 year-old vineyard, and spends 14 months in a –HS for Wine Spectator, 97 pts. Issue 12/31/2000
combination of 100% new French and American barrels as well as 4 bottles
300-liter hogsheads. A saturated purple color is followed by scents $600-800
of creme de cassis, incense, licorice, black raspberries, graphite,
and sweet wood. It unfolds beautifully on the palate to reveal terrific
richness, full-bodied power, great definition, and lovely elegance. 409.
This exquisite Shiraz is still young, but it possesses a degree of Philips, Integrity 2001
accessibility. It should age for two decades. It is a superb example of McLaren Vale
cutting edge winemaking being utilized on ancient Shiraz vines in the “The 2001 Shiraz Integrity (100% Shiraz) is virtually perfect. Both
Barossa.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 10/06 Sarah and Sparky Marquis, who have made some great wines,
4 bottles consider this the finest they have ever produced. I can’t disagree,
$150-250 and those who love big, rich, concentrated, multidimensional
Australian Shiraz may think I underscored it by a point. It possesses
an inky/purple color as well as a magnificent nose of white flowers,
405. blackberries, cassis, and a hint of espresso. Dense, with thrilling
Greenock Creek Roennfeldt Road Shiraz 1996 levels of concentration, a multi-tiered mid-palate, and sweet tannin in
Barossa Valley the 50-second finish, this wine was made from relatively young vines,
“The perfect 1996 Shiraz Roennfeldt Road (15.2% alcohol) was and the alcohol is a lofty 16.2%, but that’s irrelevant when tasting a
aged three years in new American hogsheads (small foudres). This wine that is this perfectly balanced and compelling.” R. Parker, 99
amazing achievement boasts an inky/black/purple color as well as a pts. 10/02
striking perfume of smoke, charcoal, blackberry liqueur, and a hint of 3 bottles
toast. In the mouth, it is fabulously concentrated and tremendously $300-450
pure, with layer upon layer of flavors that unfold incrementally.
Mouth-staining, but not over the top, it would be hard to find a more
concentrated wine anywhere in the world. Although the tannin is 410.
high, it is obscured by the wealth of fruit and glycerin. A tour de force Integrity Shiraz 2002
in winemaking, it is probably worth the high cost of admission.” R. McLaren Vale
Parker, 100 pts. 10/02 “The virtually perfect, limited production (1,000 cases) cuvee of 2002
3 bottles Shiraz Integrity is a 100% Shiraz fashioned from four specific vineyard
$800-1,200 blocks (surprisingly young vines of 4-6 years in age). It boasts terrific
minerality, structure, definition, and prodigious levels of concentration
as well as perfume. An inky/black color is followed by aromas of
406. melted road tar, licorice, Asian spices, sweet creme de cassis as
Greenock Creek Alices Shiraz 2001 well as blackberries, and a hint of acacia flowers. There is compelling
Barossa Valley density, great purity, and tremendous viscosity, yet it is not over the
“From the estate’s youngest vineyard (seven years), the 2001 Shiraz top. There is real definition/delineation to this large-scaled Shiraz. It
Alice’s (600 cases) spends 26-28 months in old American oak barrels was aged in 100% new American oak for 13 months. A tour de force
and small foudres (hogsheads), and is bottled unfiltered. It is a riveting in winemaking, it stood out as one of the most singular and greatest
example of richness, concentration, and body. It should drink well wines I tasted for this report.” R. Parker, 99 pts. 08/03
young, but evolve nicely for 12-15 years.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 10/04 5 bottles
5 bottles $500-750
$300-450

411.
407. Three Rivers Dry Grown Shiraz Barossa Valley Bushvines 1992
Noon Winery Reserve Shiraz 2001 Barossa Valley
“The 2001 Shiraz Reserve is a riveting example of what is so exciting 1 bottle
about old vine Shiraz. Produced from a 35-40-year old McLaren $450-650
Vale vineyard, it possesses amazing aromatics, purity, texture, and
richness. This 2001, which tips the scales at a lofty 15.8% alcohol,
is intense and full-bodied as well as remarkably elegant for a wine of 412.
such mass and intensity. Its impenetrable inky/black/purple color is Torbreck Run Rig 2001
accompanied by explosive aromatics, and is bursting with deep, rich, Barossa Valley
well-balanced flavors revealing seamlessly integrated wood, alcohol, “The youngest Run Rig, the 2001, should equal the 1998 as it is
acidity, and tannin. Profoundly deep, rich, and intense, it will hit its almost a clone aromatically, texturally, and flavor-wise, just much
peak in 3-4 years, and should last for 15+. This is truly compelling old younger. This opaque purple-colored beauty should flirt with
vine Shiraz!” R. Parker, 99 pts. 08/03 perfection over the next 10-15 years.” R. Parker, 99 pts. 06/09
5 bottles 3 bottles
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413. Rare and rarer still, Mature Bordeaux from the cellar of a
Torbreck Run Rig 2002 Massachusetts Collector. Stored in ideal conditions.
Barossa Valley
“The 2002 Run Rig (97% Shiraz and 3% Viognier aged in 100% 418.
new French oak) represents the essence of old vine Barossa fruit. Chateau Haut Brion 1947
Extraordinarily opulent and rich, but playing it closer to the vest than Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe
the 2001, it gets my nod as one of the most remarkable wines made u: one top shoulder, one top-high shoulder, one high shoulder, two
in either the Southern or Northern Hemisphere. An inky/purple color migh-mid shoulder, one shoulder
is accompanied by a sumptuous bouquet of apricots, honeysuckle, 6 bottles
black raspberries, blackberries, licorice, and a hint of roasted $4,000-6,000
meats. The wood has been soaked up by the wine’s extraordinary
concentration. Fashioned from four sectors of Barossa (Maranaga,
Koonunga Hill, Moppa, and Greenock), it spent 30 months in primarily 419.
new oak, and was bottled without fining or filtration.” R. Parker, 99 Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1947
pts. 10/05 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
8 bottles u: one top shoulder, five high shoulder, five high-mid shoulder, one
mid shoulder
$1,000-1,500
12 bottles (owc)
$8,000-13,000
414.
Torbreck Les Amis Grenache 2003 420.
Barossa Valley Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1961
one wax seal cracked Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
“The 2003 Les Amis is a 300-case cuvee of 100% Grenache from 2 bottles
a vineyard planted in 1901. I have had a lot of fun serving the 2002 $1,500-2,200
blind to guests, and for my taste, this cuvee is the reference point
for old vine Grenache produced in Australia. It is extraordinarily
elegant for a wine of such power, richness, and intensity. Amazingly 421.
delineated, with a dense ruby/purple color as well as a gorgeously Chateau Latour 1947
sweet nose of smoke, spice box, black cherry liqueur, creme de Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
cassis, licorice, and lavender, it offers impressive balance, purity, u: two top shoulder, one high shoudler, two high-mid shoulder, one
opulence, and persistence. This phenomenal wine is both powerful shoulder
and refreshingly elegant. A magnificent achievement for Torbreck, it 6 bottles
should drink well for 15+ years.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 10/05 $3,000-4,000
10 bottles
$750-1,100
422.
Chateau Margaux 1945
415. Margaux, 1er Cru Classe
Torbreck 1 bottle
Descendant 2001 (2 bts) R. Parker, 98 pts. 08/03 $1,000-1,500
The Factor 2002 (2 bts) R. Parker, 99 pts. 10/04
Run Rig 1997 (1 bt) R. Parker, 95 pts. 06/09
Barossa Valley 423.
5 bottles Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1937
$425-650 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
1 bottle
$400-600
416.
Wild Duck Creek Estate Duck Muck Heathcote 1997
Central Victoria 424.
“My tasting notes begin with the words ‘great stuff.’ Opaque black Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1949
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
purple-colored, with a viscosity resembling vintage port, this thick,
“1949 was always considered to be the late Baron’s favorite vintage.
chewy Shiraz exhibits a panorama of black fruits intermixed with
While I find it a formidable Mouton, I have a preference for the 1945,
licorice, tar, roasted herbs, and sweet oak. The acidity and tannin
1947, 1959, 1982, and 1986. The bouquet offers copious amounts
appear to be missing because of the wine’s wealth of fruit, glycerin,
of sweet, ripe cassis fruit, herbs, spicy oak, and a touch of coffee
and extract. It is a surreal, other-worldly style of Shiraz that needs and cinnamon. Medium-bodied, with moderate tannin still noticeable,
to be sipped rather than gulped given its power and intensity.” R. this compact, dark garnet, opaquely-colored wine possesses superb
Parker, 99 pts. 02/2000 concentration and a remarkably long finish. It appears to be fully
1 bottle mature, yet the balance, length, and tannin level suggest this wine
$300-400 could last for another 20 years.” R. Parker, 94 pts. 10/94
1 bottle
$1,500-2,000
417.
Wild Duck Creek Estate Shiraz Duck Muck Heathcote
2000 (2 bts) 425.
2002 (1 bt) Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1961
Central Victoria Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
3 bottles u: top shoulder, bin soil
$300-400 R. Parker, 98 pts. 10/94
1 magnum
$3,000-4,000

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426. 444.
Chateau Pichon Longueville Lalande 1970 Chateau Calon Segur 1947
Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe u: very top shoulder, label nearly obscured by spotting, vintage just
u: into neck visible
1 double magnum “The most opulent, generous and decadent Calon-Segur I have ever
$500-750 tasted is the 1947. It revealed considerable amber and rust in its
color, but the sweet, jammy nose of fruitcake, cedar, and colossal
quantities of unctuously-textured black fruits is the stuff of legend.
Sauternes Thick and rich, with more glycerin, fruit, and alcohol than tannin,
this is a juicy, fat wine that has been fully mature for 20+ years. It
427. exhibited no signs of decline or fruit loss.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 01/98
Chateau d’Yquem 1955 1 magnum
u: beautiful chestnut color, label ripped and partially missing, with wax $2,000-3,000
capsule
1 bottle
$600-900 445.
Chateau Cheval Blanc 1949
St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe
u: one top shoulder, one mid shoulder, bin soil
428.
R. Parker, 96 pts. 02/96
Chateau d’Yquem 1967
2 bottles
u: light maple color, bottom neck $1,500-2,000
R. Parker, 96 pts. 01/98
1 bottle
$900-1,400 446.
Chateau Cheval Blanc 1955
St. Emilion, 1er Cru Classe
Port u: high-mid shoulder, light bin soil
1 bottle
429. $400-600
Graham 1948
no label
1 bottle 447.
$300-450 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 1961
St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe
u: all low shoulder or better
430. R. Parker, 96 pts. 10/94
Silva, Quinta do Noval 1950 4 bottles
2 bottles $1,000-1,500
$150-250

448.
431. Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 1961
Terra-cotta Wine Cooler with Silver Rim. St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe
$100-125 u: low-mid shoulder bin soil
“Fully mature, yet continuing to exhibit gobs of rich, lush, expansive
fruit, the 1961 has amber/orange edges, and possesses an exotic
432. bouquet of ripe fruit, vanillin, caramel, mint, and cedar. Fat, rich,
Vulcan Wine Opener and Asprey Bar Set. and loaded with sweet, highly extracted fruit, this velvety, beautifully
$200-300 crafted wine has a 60-75 second finish. It is a brilliant wine that
should hold up nicely for up to a decade. Anticipated maturity: now-
2005.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 10/94
Stellar wines from all over the globe, including a rare highlight of 1 magnum
$450-650
Armagnac, glorious Sauternes, and steadfast Bordeaux. From the
cellar of an East Coast Collector. Maintained in climate-controlled
custom-built storage and picked up by Skinner staff.
449.
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 1970
433. St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe
Chateau Beychevelle 1981 u: all very top shoulder or better, light bin soil
St. Julien, 4eme Cru Classe “This wine has been fully mature and delicious for many years, so
u: very top shoulder, wax capsule missing to top I was not surprised by how stunning this bottle was. It has always
1 imperial been an outstanding wine for the vintage - complex, rich, savory, and
$225-300 the quintessentially elegant Bordeaux. This beauty continues to reveal
the fragrance and finesse that one expects from Lafite-Rothschild
but so rarely finds. A fragrant, complex bouquet of cedar, herbs,
434-443. vanillin, fruitcake, and coffee is followed by a soft, gentle, graciously-
No lots. constructed wine with sweet layers of fruit. I am not sure how much
longer the 1970 Ducru will keep, but from regular bottle, it is delicious
and should be consumed. How nice it would be to have a stock of
magnums of this wine in the cellar!” R. Parker, 92 pts. 06/96
6 magnums (owc)
$1,200-1,800

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450. 459.
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 1970 Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1962
u: all very top shoulder or better Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe u: top shoulder, light bin soil, label staining
6 magnums (owc) 1 magnum
$1,200-1,800 $500-700

451. 460.
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 1970 Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1976
u: all very top shoulder or better Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe u: bottom neck, glue striping, bin soil
6 magnums (owc) 1 bottle
$1,200-1,800 $250-350

452. 461.
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 1975
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1976
St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
u: all very top shoulder
u: top shoulder, bin soil
6 magnums (owc)
1 magnum
$450-650
$450-650

453.
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 1985 462.
St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1979
u: all bottom neck or better, light bin soil Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
6 bottles (owc - no lid) u: both into neck, some with tissue adhesion, glue striping, light bin
$350-500 soil
2 bottles
$400-600
454.
Chateau Figeac 1962
St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe 463.
u: three very top shoulder, three top shoulder, three high shoulder, Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1981
two high-mid shoulder, one low mid shoulder Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
12 bottles (owc) u: all bottom neck or better
$2,600-3,600 12 bottles (owc)
$5,500-7,000

455.
Chateau Figeac 1970 La Mission lies just across the road from Haut Brion.  The
St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe descendents of American banker Clarence Dillon now run both
u: very top shoulder, light bin soil properties (previously owning just Haut Brion).  Given this fact, there
17 demi bottles exists an inevitable fixation to contrast the properties.  Still, the
$850-1,200 arrangement between them is not really one of sibling rivalry at all. 
What is striking is how these wine estates and adjacent vineyards
exist so close to the city center of Bordeaux (4 miles).  Mercifully the
456. unusually deep gravel soils so ideal for viticulture were never paved
Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste 1945 over! –PhM
Pauillac, 5eme Cru Classe
u: one top shoulder, one top-high shoulder, two high shoulder, one 464.
high-mid shoulder, label staining, bin soil, one label partially missing Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 1983
5 bottles
Pessac Leognan
$1,600-2,400
u: all bottom neck or better
12 bottles (owc)
$1,200-1,800
457.
Chateau Haut Brion 1982 Check quote
Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe
u: 3cm, light bin soil 465.
R. Parker, 95 pts. 06/09 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 1983
1 bottle Pessac Leognan
$600-800 u: eleven very top shoulder or better, one top shoulder
12 bottles (owc)
$1,200-1,800
458.
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1937
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 466.
u: high shoulder, bin soil, top of capsule missing Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 1986
1 bottle Pessac Leognan
$800-1,200 10 bottles
$1,000-1,500

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467. Leoville Las Cases (LLC) is a St. Julien in name only—not that
Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 1988 there is anything wrong with that.  This wine is generally quite well-
Pessac Leognan endowed and possessing dramatic depth.  LLC is quite a large
u: all into neck property on the river side of the north-south road from the city of
12 bottles (owc) Bordeaux.  Leoville Barton and Leoville Poyferre were cleaved off at
$900-1,300 various times in history … further validation that this is a most special
site (“terrior” in French). –PhM

468. 472.
Chateau Latour 1937 Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1961
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe
u: top-high shoulder, label unaffixed, label staining u: one very top shoulder, two top shoulder, one top-high shoulder,
1 bottle two high-mid shoulder, two low-mid shoulder, bin soil
$300-450 8 bottles
$1,500-2,200

469.
Chateau Latour 1959 473.
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1970
u: very top shoulder, top shoulder, label fading St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe
“Dark garnet with an amber edge, the 1959 Latour reveals a touch u: ten top shoulder, or better, one top-high shoulder, one high-mid
of volatile acidity in the nose, along with aromas of melted caramel, shoulder, slight capsule corrosion
tobacco, and jammy red and black fruits. As the wine sat in the 12 bottles (owc)
glass, notes of minerals, coffee, spice, and underbrush emerged. $450-600
There is still copious tannin in the finish (I am not sure it will ever be
fully resolved), but this sumptuous, complex, fragrant, super-rich
Latour cuts a broad swath across the palate. Fully mature, it is best 474.
consumed over the next decade.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 06/00 Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1970
2 bottles St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe
$2,500-3,500 u: ten top shoulder or better, two high shoulder, slight capsule
corrosion, cork depression to two, break to one capsule, label
spotting
470. 12 bottles (owc)
Chateau Latour 1981 $450-600
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
u: eleven top shoulder or better, one top shoulder
12 bottles (owc) 475.
$1,800-2,400 Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1970
St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe
u: eight top shoulder, three high shoulder, one high-mid shoulder,
471. label spotting
Chateau Latour 1982 12 bottles (owc)
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe $450-600
u: all very top shoulder or better
“Always somewhat atypical (which I suspect will be the case with the
more modern day 2003), the 1982 Latour has been the most opulent, 476.
flamboyant, and precocious of the northern Medocs, especially the Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1970
St.-Juliens, Pauillacs, and St.-Estephes. It hasn’t changed much over St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe
the last 10-15 years, revealing sweet tannins as well as extraordinarily u: seven top shoulder or better, four high shoulder, one top-high
decadent, even extravagant levels of fruit, glycerin, and body. It is shoulder
an amazing wine, and on several occasions, I have actually picked 12 bottles (owc)
it as a right bank Pomerol because of the lushness and succulence $450-600
of the cedary, blackberry, black currant fruit. This vintage has always
tasted great, even in its youth, and revealed a precociousness that
one does not associate with this Chateau. However, the 1982 is still 477.
evolving at a glacial pace. The concentration remains remarkable, Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1970
and the wine is a full-bodied, exuberant, rich, classic Pauillac in its St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe
aromatic and flavor profiles. It’s just juiced up (similar to an athlete on u: six very top shoulder, one top shoulder, two top-high shoulder, bin
steroids) and is all the better for it. This remarkable effort will last as soil, some heavy label staining, capsule corrosion
long as the 1982 Mouton, but it has always been more approachable 9 magnums
and decadently fruity. Drink it now, in 20 years, and in 50 years! Don’t $900-1,300
miss it if you are a wine lover.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/09
9 bottles
$11,000-16,000

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478. 482.
Chateau Margaux 1982 Chateau Palmer 1970
Margaux 1er Cru Classe Margaux, 3eme Cru Classe
u: very top shoulder, label highly stained and glue striped, vintage just u: two very top shoulder, three top shoulder, bin soil
visible 5 magnums
“Consistently scoring between 98-100, the superb 1982 Margaux $3,500-5,000
may be slightly bigger, bolder, and more masculine than vintages
produced over the last 15-20 years. Its dark plum/purple color is
followed by notes of melted tar intermixed with sweet cassis and 483.
floral underpinnings. Very full-bodied and dense for a Chateau Chateau Petrus (Hanappier Peyrelongue) 1924
Margaux, with a slight rusticity to the tannins, it boasts blockbuster u: top-high shoulder, bin soil
power, richness, and impressive aromatics. It appears set for another 1 bottle
30-40 years of life.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 06/09 $1,500-2,000
1 magnum
$1,200-1,600
484.
Chateau Petrus 1975
479. Pomerol, Cru Exceptionnel
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1959 u: all top shoulder or better, some wine staining to labels
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe “The 1975 Petrus reveals a youthful, rustic, brutally powerful style,
u: top-high shoulder, light bin soil with an opaque garnet/ruby/purple color, and an emerging nose of
“I am always blown away by the 1959 Mouton, one of the greatest over-ripe black-cherries, mocha/chocolate, and truffles. Extremely
Moutons made in the last thirty-five years. Every time I have this wine full-bodied, ferociously tannic, but awesomely concentrated, the 1975
it is undeniable that Mouton made a richer, more persuasive wine in Petrus can be drunk, provided readers have a penchant for slightly
1959 than in 1961. Astonishingly young and unevolved, with a black/ uncivilized wines. This behemoth Petrus (the last made in this style)
purple color, the wine exhibits a youthful nose of cassis, minerals, is at least a decade away from full maturity. It is potentially a 50 year
and new oak. It is exceptionally powerful and super-extracted, with wine, with exquisite concentration and intensity.” R. Parker, 98 pts.
the fruit supported by high levels of tannin and some lusty quantities 02/96
of alcohol. This mammoth, full-bodied Mouton-Rothschild should 12 bottles (owc)
continue to evolve for another 20-30 years. It may well be a 100-year $12,000-18,000
wine!” R. Parker, 100 pts. 01/98
1 bottle
$1,200-1,800 485.
Chateau Petrus 1975
Pomerol, Cru Exceptionnel
480. u: one high-mid shoulder with seepage, all others top shoulder or
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982 better, some wine staining to labels
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe R. Parker, 98 pts. 02/96
u: one bottom neck, two very top shoulder, one with potential 12 bottles (owc)
seepage, slight label wrinkling and staining to all $12,000-18,000
“This wine remains one of the legends of Bordeaux. It has thrown
off the backward, youthful style that existed during its first 25 years
of life, and over the last 4-5 years has developed such secondary 486.
nuances as cedar and spice box. The creme de cassis, underlying Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron 1961
floral note, full-bodied power, extraordinary purity, multilayered Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe
texture, and finish of over a minute are a showcase for what this u: one very top shoulder, two top shoulder, two top-high shoulder, no
Chateau accomplished in 1982. The wine is still amazingly youthful, label to one, heavy label staining to rest
vibrant, and pure. It appears capable of remaining fruity and vibrant 5 bottles
in 2082! Thank God it is beginning to budge, as I would like to drink $900-1,300
most of my supply before I kick the bucket. This is a great, still
youthful wine, and, on occasion, one does understand the hierarchy
of Bordeaux chateaux when you see the complexity and brilliance of Pichon Longueville - The visually stunning Pichon Longueville could
this first-growth. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050+.” R. Parker, 100 serve as the post-card-image one conjures up when imaging a
pts. 06/09 chateau in France.  A Second Growth for certain, but given Pichon’s
3 double magnums lofty neighbors, their competitive juices must be constantly flowing. 
$10,000-14,000 An intriguing aspect with many these older, established estates is
how rigorously they embrace modernity – one could be forgiven for
erroneously assuming that time has stopped inside the front door. 
481. In Pichon’s case, it was the first property to attain the ISO 14001
Chateau Palmer 1945 standard in the entire Bordeaux region! –PhM
Margaux 3eme Cru Classe
“Palmer’s 1945 (never tasted stateside) is one of the few 1945s that 487.
can be called exceptionally opulent, super-rich, and fat in its chewy, Chateau Pichon Longueville Lalande 1990
nearly over-ripe fruit. It is a rich, succulent, decadently fruity, alcoholic Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe
wine that remains in top condition.” R. Parker, 97 pts. 10/94 u: eleven bottom neck or better, one very top shoulder
1 magnum 12 bottles (owc)
$6,000-9,000 $900-1,300

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488. 494.
Chateau Pichon Longueville Lalande 1993 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 1966 (2 bts)
Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1967 (1 bt)
12 bottles (owc) Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2001 (2 bts)
$500-700 Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron 1993 (3 bts)
Chateau Suduiraut 1967 (1 bt)
Heidsieck Blue Diamant 1985
489. Ferreira Port 1960
Chateau Pichon Longueville Lalande 1995 Justino’s Malmsey Madeira 1964
Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe
u: all bottom neck or better 12 bottles
“What sumptuous pleasures await those who purchase either $650-850
the 1996 or 1995 Pichon-Lalande. It is hard to choose a favorite,
although the 1995 is a smoother, more immediately sexy and
accessible wine. It is an exquisite example of Pichon-Lalande with 495.
the Merlot component giving the wine a coffee/chocolatey/cherry Chateau Greysac 1982 (4 mags)
component to go along with the Cabernet Sauvignon’s and Cabernet Chateau Haut Brion 1975 (2 bts)
Franc’s complex blackberry/cassis fruit. The wine possesses an Chateau La Tour Blanche 1959 (1 bt)
opaque black/ruby/purple color, and sexy, flamboyant aromatics of Chateau Palmer
pain grille, black fruits, and cedar. Exquisite on the palate, this full- 1976 (2 bts)
bodied, layered, multidimensional wine should prove to be one of 1979 (2 bts)
the vintage’s most extraordinary success stories.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 7 bottles
02/98 4 magnums
12 bottles (owc) $850-1,200
$700-1,000

496.
490. Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 1985
Chateau Vieux Certan 1970 Chateau Talbot
Pomerol 1966 (1 mag)
u: five top shoulder or better, one top-high shoulder 1982 (1 bt)
6 magnums (owc) Chateau Climens 1967
$750-1,100 Warre
1963
1985
491. Jacquesson NV (22 demi bts)
Chateau Vieux Certan 1970 22 demi bottles
Pomerol 5 bottles
u: top shoulder or better, bin soil 1 magnum
6 magnums (owc) $700-1,000
$750-1,100

497.
492. O. Leflaive, Les Pucelles 1985
Vieux Chateau Certan 1970 Charles Noellat, Vosne Romanee Les Beaumonts 1961
u: all bottles very top shoulder, mags: one very top shoulder, two top Krug Grande Cuvee (2 bts)
shoulder, one top-high shoulder, light bin soil to all Quinta do Noval 1966
4 bottles Cote de Nuits
4 magnums 5 bottles
$750-1,000 $600-850

493. Sauternes
Chateau Ausone 1964 (2 bts)
Chateau Batailley 1966 (5 mags) 498.
Chateau Latour 1973 (1 bt) Chateau Climens 1929
Chateau Leoville Poyferre 1961 (3 bts) dark mahogany
St. Emilion 1 bottle
u: top shoulder, top-high shoulder, light bin soil and capsule $800-1,200
corrosion
6 bottles
5 magnums 499.
$1,000-1,500 Chateau Climens 1964
7 bottles
$1,300-1,500

500.
Doisy Verdrines 1959
u: two high-mid shoulder, one top shoulder, darker amber color
3 bottles
$500-700

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501. Champagne
Chateau d’Yquem 1928
u: very top shoulder, top shoulder, one mid-hued amber, the other 508.
mahogany - label missing Dom Perignon 1964
2 bottles 1 bottle
$1,500-2,500 $450-650

502. 509.
Chateau Yquem 1937 Dom Perignon 1978
u: very top shoulder, deep maple 5 bottles
“A very good year in Sauternes--and it shows. This is a full-bodied $500-700
Yquem, luscious and yummy, with caramel, pineapple, coffee, lemon,
spice and botrytized dried apricot flavors sailing across the palate.
Delicious from start to long, long finish.--Yquem vertical. Drink now 510.
through 2010.” –PM for Wine Spectator, 94 pts. 05/15/99 Dom Perignon 1980
1 bottle 1 magnum
$2,000-3,000 $300-450

503. Armagnac
Chateau d’Yquem 1967
“Based solely on the strength of what is unquestionably a great 511.
Yquem, many have concluded that 1967 was a superb vintage for Domaine Lasgraves (H et JK Farbos) 1947
Sauternes. The truth is that 1967 was a very good but irregular Bas Armagnac
vintage. As for Yquem, it is close to perfection. Medium amber/ 1 bottle
golden with a full intensity bouquet of vanillin spice, honey, ripe $500-1,000
pineapples, and coconut, this intense, very ripe, unctuous Yquem has
layers of sweet, opulent fruit, excellent balance, and a hefty, powerful
finish. Almost too big and rich to be served with food, this wine 512.
should be drunk alone as a dessert. From the point of view of this Domaine Lasgraves (H et JL Farbos) 1949
wine’s evolution, it has hardly budged in the last six years. Anticipated Bas Armagnac
maturity: Now-2035.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 01/98 some losses to capsules
12 bottles (owc) 12 bottles
$12,000-18,000 $6,500-9,500

504. 513.
Delagrange Bachelet Chassagne Montrachet, les Caillerets 1981 Domaine Lasgraves (H et JL Farbos) 1949
Cote de Beaune Bas Armagnac
u: three 3.5cm, three 6.5cm some losses to capsules
6 bottles 12 bottles
$700-1,000 $6,500-9,500

505. 514.
Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee Conti 1964 Domaine Lasgraves (J et HL Farbos) 1949
Cote de Nuits Bas Armagnac
u: 8cm some losses to capsules
Burghound 96 pts. 04/07 11 bottles
1 bottle $6,000-9,000
$2,800-3,600

515.
506. Domaine Lasgraves (J et HL Farbos) 1951
Comte de Vogue Musigny 1978 Bas Armagnac
Cote de Nuits losses to wax - two vintages stamps mostly missing
u: 3.5cm, light bin soil 4 bottles
1 bottle $1,000-1,500
$300-400

516.
507. Domaine de Jouanda (Robert Poyferre) 1908
Roederer Cristal 2000 Grand Bas Armagnac
1 methuselah 5 bottles
$3,000-5,000 $4,000-5,000

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517. 528.
Domaine de Jouanda (Robert Poyferre) 1910 Berry Bros. & Rudd
Grand Bas Armagnac Grande Champagne Cognac 1929 (1 bt)
12 bottles Old Landed Pale Cognac 1948 (1 bt)
$10,000-15,000 2 bottles
$300-400

518.
Domaine de Jouanda (Robert Poyferre) 1910 529.
Grand Bas Armagnac Pierre Morin Vieux Calvados a la Truffe 1949
12 bottles 1 magnum
$10,000-15,000 $500-700

519. 530.
Domaine de Jouanda (Robert Poyferre) 1912 Chartreuse Yellow V.E.P.
Grand Bas Armagnac 3 bottles (ea owc)
3 bottles
$300-400
$2,400-3,400

531.
520.
Domaine de Jouanda (Robert Poyferre) 1919 Chartreuse Green V.E.P.
Grand Bas Armagnac 4 bottles (each owc)
12 bottles $400-500
$8,000-12,000
532.
521. JJ Prum, Wehlener Sonnenuhr TBA 1959
Domaine de la Jouanda (Robert Poyferre) 1919 light bin soil
Grand Bas Armagnac 1 bottle
12 bottles $800-1,200
$8,000-12,000

533.
522. Schritz Nietteler Rochusfels Elbling 1983 (1 bt)
Domaine de la Jouanda (Robert Poyferre) 1919 Hans Muth, Mettenheimer Goldberg Kerner Spatlese 1986 (1 bt)
Grand Bas Armagnac Friedrich Altenkirch Lorcher Krone Riesling Kabinett 1985 (1 bt)
12 bottles Langwerth von Simmern Kellerei Eltviller Erbacher Marcobrunn
$8,000-12,000 1985 (1 bt)
Joh. Flick & Son Bornheimer Adelberg Auslese 1985 (1 bt)
5 bottles
523. $500-700
Domaine de Jouanda (Robert Poyferre) 1928
Grand Bas Armagnac
5 bottles 534.
$2,750-4,250 Chateau d’Ambleville (Raymond Ragneau) Grand Champagne
Cognac (1 bt)
Les Antiquaires, Grande Champagne Cognac (1 bt)
524. Sherry Lehman Founder’s Reserve Armagnac 1934 (1 bt)
Chateau de Ravignon 1946 Pierre Huet Cambremer Vieux Reserve Calvados 1865 (1 bt -
Grand Bas Armagnac label detached)
6 bottles (owc) Glenlivet Gordon & MacPahil All Malt Whiskey 1949 (1 bt - owc)
$1,200-1,800 5 bottles
$600-800
525.
Baron de Lafite Reserve Armagnac
535.
bin soil
1 bottle (in straw gift case) The Glenlivet Single Malt Royal Wedding (Prince of Wales)
$300-400 Reserve Aged 25 yrs
1 bottle
Bottle No. 1050
526. $600-900
Gaston Briand Grande Fine Champagne Cognac 1904
no capsule - scotch tape instead
1 bottle 536.
$300-400 Ceretto Bricco Rocche Barolo Brunate 1982
Piedmont
12 bottles (owc)
527. $600-800
Woltner Freres Grande Champagne Cognac 1900
1 bottle
$1,000-2,000

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537. 546.
Ceretto Bricco Rocche Barolo Brunate 1982 Gaja Sperss 2003
Piedmont Piedmont
12 bottles (owc) 12 bottles (owc)
$600-800 $1,500-2,000

538. 547.
Ceretto Bricco Rocche Barolo Brunate 1982 Sassicaia 2003
Piedmont Tuscany
12 bottles (owc) 12 bottles (owc)
$600-800 $750-1,000

539. 548.
Valdemar Reserve 1985 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Ornellaia 2003
Rioja Tuscany
12 bottles (owc) 6 bottles (owc)
$450-650 $450-650

540. 549.
Valdemar Reserve 1985 Chateau Cheval Blanc 2000
Rioja St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe
11 bottles (oc) “Coming out of a relatively dormant state, this 2000 is a spectacular
$400-600 Cheval Blanc. Of recent vintages, I think only the 2009 can give it a
run for its money. A blend of 53% Merlot and 47% Cabernet Franc,
the wine has a sweet nose of menthol, melted licorice, boysenberry,
Port blueberry, and cassis. A broad wine with compelling purity, a layered
texture, and sweet tannin, with hints of coffee and earth in the
541. background, this is by far the best Cheval Blanc since 1990 and
Graham 1945 before 2009. It is a legend in the making and can actually be drunk
1 bottle now, as the tannins have nearly melted away. This is a beauty with
$350-550 incredibly complex aromatics. Drink it over the next 25-30 years.” R.
Parker, 99 pts. 06/10
12 bottles (owc)
542. $8,500-11,000
Sandeman 1963
12 bottles (owc)
$850-1,100 550.
Chateau Haut Brion 2000
Pessac Leognan
543. “Its bigger sister, the 2000 Haut-Brion (a blend of 51% Merlot, 43%
Taylor Fladgate 1983 Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc) showed incredibly
12 bottles (owc) at the tasting, and for me is one of the three or four most prodigious
$350-500 wines of the vintage. A compelling nose of roasted herbs, scorched
earth, sweet blueberries, plums, black currants, and a hint of graphite
is followed by a deep, layered, sumptuously textured, full-bodied
544. Haut-Brion, but one with extraordinary complexity. This wine seems
Warre 1977 more evolved and approachable than I had expected it to be at age
five with seepage 10. My window of maturity seven years ago was 2012-2040, but I
10 bottles would change that to 2010-2050.” R. Parker, 99 pts. 06/10
$450-650 12 bottles (owc)
$5,000-7,000

A pristine cellar on Nantucket yielding Piedmont, Paulliac and Pessac-


Leognan. Stored in custom built climate-controlled storage. 551.
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1988
545. Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
Gaja Sori San Lorenzo 1995 3 double magnums (owc)
Piedmont $5,500-7,500
label slightly unaffixed to corners, bin soil
“International in style to the extent that it’s amazingly dense and filled
with silky, ripe, fat tannins that just balloon on the palate, but it’s
clearly Piedmontese in all that mineral, blood orange, lead-pencil and
intriguing red- and blackberry character. Refined and elegant despite
its full-bodied, rich personality. Slightly smoky, toasted complexity on
the blackberry-packed finish. Drink now through 2015. 650 cases
made.” –PM for Wine Spectator, 96 pts., Issue 10/31/98
1 double magnum (owc)
$500-700

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552. 557.
Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 1990 Chateau Lafite 1986
Pessac Leognan Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
u: all into neck u: all bottom neck or better, bin soil, quite heavy wine staining to
“Much like its nearby rival, Haut Brion, the 1990 La Mission has labels
always been relatively evolved, complex, and supple-textured. Even “Tasted 4 Times Since Bottling With Consistent Notes
at age 3-4 it performed beautifully. The tannins are sweet, the acidity The 1986 possesses outstanding richness, a deep color, medium
low, and the high levels of glycerin and concentrated fruit have always body, a graceful, harmonious texture, and superb length. The
been present, and they show no signs of abating. A dark plum/ penetrating fragrance of cedar, chestnuts, minerals, and rich fruit is
blue/garnet color is followed by a sweet perfume of chocolate, rich, a hallmark of this wine. Powerful, dense, rich, and tannic, as well as
jammy, berry fruit, and hints of smoked herbs as well as meat juices. medium to full-bodied, with awesome extraction of fruit, this Lafite
It remains a full-bodied, opulent, even ostentatious wine that should has immense potential. Patience is required. Anticipated maturity:
drink beautifully for two more decades. It really has not changed 2000-2030.” R. Parker, 99 pts. 10/94
much over the last 6-7 years.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 06/09 3 demi bottles
12 bottles (owc) $1,000-1,500
$5,750-7,250

558.
553. Chateau Lafite 1985
Chateau Montrose 1996 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
St. Estephe, 2eme Cru Classe u: into neck
u: into neck, bin soil, light label staining 1 bottle
1 imperial (owc) $600-900
$600-900

559.
554. Chateau Lafite 1988
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 2000 (4 bts) Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2000 (4 bts) u: all into neck, some bin soil and label staining
Chateau Lynch Bages 2000 (4 bts) “Broodingly backward and in need of considerable bottle age, the
12 bottles 1988 is a classic expression of Lafite. This deeply-colored wine
$1,800-2,400 exhibits the tell-tale Lafite bouquet of cedar, subtle herbs, dried pit
fruits, minerals, and cassis. Extremely concentrated, with brilliantly
focused flavors and huge tannins, this backward, yet impressively
Classic first growths and terrific sumptuous super vintages from a endowed Lafite-Rothschild may well turn out to be the wine of the
Gentleman of Massachusetts. Stored in ideal climate-controlled vintage!” R. Parker, 94 pts. 10/94
conditions. 3 bottles
$1,600-2,200
555.
Chateau Haut Brion 1988
Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe 560.
u: all 1.5cm or better, light bin soil, some bin staining to labels Chateau Latour 1990
3 bottles Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
$600-750 u: one into neck, one bottom neck, wine staining to labels
2 bottles
$1,100-1,500
556.
Chateau Haut Brion 1989
Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe 561.
u: both at 1cm, light bin soil Chateau Lynch Bages 1989
“Haut-Brion has been the most consistent first-growth over the Pauillac, 5eme Cru Classe
last decade, producing top-notch wines, even in such tough years u: all into neck, light bin soil with some wine staining to label
as 1987, 1993, and 1994. The 1989 is one of a handful of truly “Consistently backward and dense, with enormous potential, this
profound wines from a vintage that tends to be overrated, save admirable wine will not be ready for prime time drinking for another
for the Pomerols, a few St.-Emilions, and some overachievers in 5-7 years. The color is not quite as opaque as the 1990’s, but reveals
the Medoc. However, 1989 was an extraordinary success for Jean more purple and no lightening at the edge. Hugely concentrated
Delmas, the administrator of Haut-Brion and La Mission-Haut-Brion. flavors have just begun to offer up a nose of cedar and creme
The prodigious 1989 Haut-Brion is one of the greatest first-growths I de cassis. Powerful and muscular, with high tannin and superb
have ever tasted. It has always reminded me of what the 1959 must concentration, this is Lynch Bages at its biggest and most beastly.
have tasted like in its youth, but it is even richer and more compelling However, everything is in balance for a stunning evolution.” R. Parker,
aromatically. The wine exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color, as well 95 pts. 06/00
as a sweet nose of jammy fruit, tobacco, spicy oak, minerals, and 3 bottles
smoke. Fabulously concentrated, with huge levels of fruit, extract, $600-900
and glycerin, this wine is nearly viscous because of its thickness and
richness. Low acidity gives the wine even more appeal and adds to
its precociousness. The wine has not budged in development since 562.
it was first bottled, although it has always provided thrilling drinking Chateau Margaux 1988
because of its voluptuous texture. It needs another 5-6 years of bottle Margaux, 1er Cru Classe
age before it will begin to develop Haut-Brion’s fabulous fragrance. u: all into neck, all with some bin soil and label staining
Expect it to hit its plateau of maturity around 2003-2005 and drink 3 bottles
well for 15-25 years.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 10/97 $700-1,000
2 bottles
$1,600-2,400

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563. Young Benjamin Leroux is a man to watch, he is crafting outstanding
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1988 wines from this fine parcel. –CM
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
u: all very top shoulder or better, some bin soil and slight wine 569.
staining to labels Comte Armand Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux
2 bottles 1999 (2 bts)
2 demi bottles 2002 (2 bts)
$600-800 2005 (6 bts)
Cote de Nuits
10 bottles
564. $400-600
Chateau Margaux 1989
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1989
u: both into neck, light bin soil 570.
2 bottles Jadot Pommard
$425-600 Les Grands Epenots 2002 (6 bts)
Clos de la Commarain 2005 (7 bts)
Cote de Beaune
565. 13 bottles
Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron 1989 $450-650
Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe
u: all into neck, some wine staining to labels
“Both the 1989 and 1990 vintages exhibit opaque, dense purple 571.
colors that suggest massive wines of considerable extraction and Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2005 (1 mag)
richness. The dense, full-bodied 1989 is brilliantly made with huge, Chateau Pontet Canet 2006 (2 mags)
smoky, chocolatey, cassis aromas intermingled with scents of toasty D. Daguenau Pouilly-Fume Silex 2008 (8 bts)
oak. Well-layered, with a sweet inner-core of fruit, this awesomely Nicolas Joly Savennieres Coulee de Serrant Clos de la Coulee de
endowed, backward, tannic, prodigious 1989 needs another 5-6 Serrant 2005
years of cellaring; it should last for three decades or more. It is Alion 2003
unquestionably a great Pichon-Longueville-Baron.” R. Parker, 95 pts. 10 bottles
02/97 3 magnums
5 bottles $750-1,100
$650-900

572.
566. Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf de Pape
Chateau Calon Segur 1988 (3 bts) 2005 (1 mag)
Chateau Latour 1988 2006 (2 mags)
Chateau Leoville Poyferre 1989 2007 (2 mags)
St. Estephe, 3eme Cru Classe Southern Rhone
u: all very top shoulder or better, all with bin soil and some staining to 5 magnums
labels, and some capsule corrosion $450-700
5 bottles
$400-600
573.
Chateau Grillet (Neyret-Gachet) Vin Blanc 2001
From the cellar of a Globe-Trotting Collector. Maintained in climate- Northern Rhone
controlled storage, picked up by Skinner staff. 5 bottles
$550-650
567.
Chateau Langoa Barton
2000 574.
2005 Remy Martin Cognac 1988
2006 2 bottles
St. Julien, 3eme Cru Classe $350-550
3 magnums
$225-325
575.
Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Riserva Gran Bussia 1999
568. Piedmont
Chateau Leoville Barton 2000 A. Galloni for R. Parker, 95 pts. 05/08
St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe 4 bottles
1 magnum $400-600
$250-350

576.
Alion 2004
Ribera del Duero
Jay Miller for R. Parker, 96 pts. 02/08
7 bottles
$500-800

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577. 583.
Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Chateau Giscours 1982
Napa Margaux, 3eme Cru Classe
“Scarecrow’s inky/purple-colored 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is a u: four very top shoulder or better, one high-mid shoulder, bin soil,
prodigious effort. It reveals a liqueur of crushed rocks intermixed with slight label staining
a smorgasbord of spring flower, blueberry, creme de cassis, and 12 bottles (owc)
assorted blue, black, and red fruit characteristics. It also possesses $550-750
extraordinary concentration, but what sets it apart is the fragrant
aromatics combined with uncommon purity and elegance for such
a full-bodied, massively concentrated wine. Its perfect balance 584.
suggests it can be drunk at a relatively young age, but it should easily Chateau Giscours 1982
evolve over 30-35 years. Congratulations to all involved!” R. Parker, Margaux, 3eme Cru Classe
100 pts. 12/09 12 bottles (owc - no lid)
3 bottles (owc) $550-750
$900-1,400
585.
Chateau Gruaud Larose 1961
578.
St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe
Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
u: six 4cm or better, three 6cm or better, capsule corrosion to three,
Napa
bin soil and glue striping to all
R. Parker, 100 pts. 12/09 “The 1961 is among the greatest mature wines of Gruaud-Larose
1 bottle I have drunk. This powerful, rich, densely concentrated wine
$300-450 remains young, fresh, and vigorous, with a full decade of life ahead.
It continues to exhibit a dark garnet color with some amber, a
wonderfully fragrant quality (plus, minerals, tar, cedar, soy sauce, and
licorice), a viscous texture, sensation depth of fruit, and a fabulous,
Wine from Various Celllars, stored in ideal conditions. albeit alcoholic finish. This is claret at its most decadent. Anticipated
maturity: now-2015.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 10/94
579. 9 bottles
A. de Luze et Fils 1966 $3,500-4,500
St. Emilion
u. top shoulder, light label staining, labels partially unaffixed, bin soil
2 bottles 586.
$100-150 Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1961
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
u: high shoulder
580. 1 bottle
Chateau Angelus 1982 $750-1,100
St. Emilion
u: three very top shoulder, one top shoulder, bin soil
4 bottles 587.
$300-450 Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1970
u: ten very top shoulder or better, two top shoulder
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
580A. 12 bottles
Chateau Bouscaut 1975 $3,000-4,000
u: all top shoulder or better, bin soil and light capsule corrosion to all
12 bottles
$400-600 588.
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1974
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
581. u: both very top shoulder or better
2 bottles
Chateau Calon Segur 1961
$400-600
St. Estephe, 3eme Cru Classe
u: five top shoulder or better, three high shoulder or better, five labels
mostly unaffixed, two unaffixed
589.
8 bottles Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1981
$1,700-2,500 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
u: bottom neck, label tear
1 bottle
582. $500-700
Chateau Figeac 1970
St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe
u. all top shoulder or better, light bin soil 590.
5 bottles Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982
$400-600 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
R. Parker, 97+ pts. 06/09
1 bottle
$2,500-3,500

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591. 599.
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1983 Chateau Lynch Bages
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 1970 (2 bts)
3 bottles 1979 (2 bts)
$1,500-2,000 Pauillac, 5eme Cru Classe
4 bottles
$400-600
592.
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1983
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 600.
1 bottle Chateau Malartic Lagraviere 1976
$450-650 Pessac Leognan
u: all bottom neck or better, light bin soil and discoloration to all
12 bottles
593. $500-700
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1986
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
601.
1 bottle
Chateau Malescot St. Exupery 1983
$1,000-1,500
Margaux, 3eme Cru Classe
u: all very top shoulder or better
12 bottles (owc)
593A. $500-700
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1988
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
u: bottom neck or better 602.
2 bottles Chateau Margaux 1971
$1,200-1,800 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe
u: five bottom neck or better, five very top shoulder, light bin soil and
glue striping to all
594. 10 bottles
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1996 $600-800
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
3 bottles
$2,800-3,800 603.
Chateau Margaux 1981
Margaux, 1er Cru Classe
595. u: one top shoulder, two top-high shoulder, bin soil
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 3 bottles
1958 $400-600
1966
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
2 bottles 604.
$450-650 Chateau Margaux 1983
Margaux, 1er Cru Classe
“The 1983 Margaux is a breathtaking wine. The Cabernet Sauvignon
596. grapes achieved perfect maturity in 1983, and the result is an
Chateau Lafite Rothschild astonishingly rich, concentrated, atypically powerful and tannic
1997 Margaux. The color is dark ruby, the aromas exude ripe cassis fruit,
1999 violets, and vanillin oakiness, and the flavors are extremely deep and
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe long on the palate with a clean, incredibly long finish. This full-bodied,
both with wine stains to label powerful wine remains stubbornly backward and at least 5-6 years
2 bottles away from maturity. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2030. Last tasted
9/97.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 01/98
$900-1,300
5 bottles
$1,500-2,000
597.
Chateau Lascombes 1998 605.
Margaux, 2eme Cru Classe Chateau Margaux 2000
10 bottles Margaux, 1er Cru Classe
$400-500 slight wine stain to label
1 bottle
$650-900
598.
Chateau Lynch Bages 1983
Pauillac, 5eme Cru Classe 605A.
u: all top shoulder, bin soil Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1978
3 bottles Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
$125-175 u: two top shoulder, or better, two high shoulder, some capsule
oxidation, corrosion and nicking
12 bottles
$1,800-2,400

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606. 610.
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2000 Chateau Latour 2000
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
R. Parker, 96 pts. 06/2010 u: into neck, slight label staining
1 bottle 1 bottle
$700-1,000 $700-900

606A. 611.
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
1 bottle u: bottom neck, light bin soil, light label staining
$2,500-3,500 R. Parker, 100 pts. 01/09
1 bottle
$800-1,100
607.
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2003
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 612.
“A modern day version of the 1959 Lafite, the 2003 Lafite Rothschild Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982
was bottled in mid-May, 2005 after achieving 12.9% natural Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
alcohol – hardly an astonishing figure given the vintage’s weather 2 bottles
conditions. A combination of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, $1,600-2,400
3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, it represents a ripe version
of the essence of Lafite-Rothschild. Dense purple-colored, with 613.
classic notes of graphite intertwined with melted licorice, creme Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1993
de cassis, smoke, and flowers, it reveals extraordinary richness, Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
opulence, power, purity, intensity, and viscosity. Whether this wine u: both into neck, slight label wrinkling to blank label
will close down or not is questionable as it is somewhat atypical one European label, one US blank label
given its sweetness and softness. Analytically, there are extremely 2 bottles
high tannins, which I suspect will assert themselves in the future. $350-500
Production in 2003 was less than half of normal.” R. Parker, 100 pts.
04/06
2 bottles 614.
$1,600-2,400 Chateau Mouton Rothschild
1979 (2 bts) (one high-top shoulder, one upper mid shoulder,
capsule tears and slight cork deterioration)
608. 1983 (4 bts) (all top shoulder, light label smudging and capsule tears)
Chateau Lafite Rothschild Vertical Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
1985 6 bottles
1986 $400-600
1987
1988
1989 615.
1990 Chateau Pavie 1982
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe St. Emilion
u: all into neck, bin soil u: all very top shoulder, light bin soil
6 bottles 12 bottles
$3,750-5,000 $250-350

609. Petrus - In the renowned village of Pomerol, pack-leader Chateau


Chateau Latour 1982 Petrus is unassumingly modest.  Close by the road, lacking some
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe formal alley, it is easy to overlook when contrasted with some
u: all very top shoulder architecturally grander neighbors.  The robin’s-egg-blue shutters
“Always somewhat atypical (which I suspect will be the case with the against the limestone creates a hushed and dignified exterior to the
more modern day 2003), the 1982 Latour has been the most opulent, chai.  Of course the hedonistic treasures crafted within are anything
flamboyant, and precocious of the northern Medocs, especially the but reserved…  On average, only about 4,000 cases are made each
St.-Juliens, Pauillacs, and St.-Estephes. It hasn’t changed much over vintage. –PhM
the last 10-15 years, revealing sweet tannins as well as extraordinarily
decadent, even extravagant levels of fruit, glycerin, and body. It is 616.
an amazing wine, and on several occasions, I have actually picked Chateau Petrus 1947
it as a right bank Pomerol because of the lushness and succulence Pomerol, Cru Exceptionnel
of the cedary, blackberry, black currant fruit. This vintage has always u: low-mid shoulder
tasted great, even in its youth, and revealed a precociousness that “The 1947 Petrus is the most decadent “wine of the century.” While
one does not associate with this Chateau. However, the 1982 is still not as port-like as the 1947 Cheval Blanc, it is a massive, unctuously-
evolving at a glacial pace. The concentration remains remarkable, textured, viscous wine with amazing power, richness, and sweet fruit.
and the wine is a full-bodied, exuberant, rich, classic Pauillac in its The nose explodes from the glass, offering jammy fruit, smoke, and
aromatic and flavor profiles. It’s just juiced up (similar to an athlete on buttery caramel scents. The wine’s viscosity is reminiscent of 10-W-
steroids) and is all the better for it. This remarkable effort will last as 40 motor oil. It is so sweet, thick, and rich one suspects a spoon
long as the 1982 Mouton, but it has always been more approachable could stand upright. The wine is loaded with dream-like quantities
and decadently fruity. Drink it now, in 20 years, and in 50 years! Don’t of fruit, as well as high alcohol, but there is no noticeable tannin.
miss it if you are a wine lover.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/09 While drinkable now, given its amazing fruit extract, and high levels
4 bottles of glycerin and alcohol, it is capable of lasting two more decades.” R.
$4,500-6,000 Parker, 100 pts. 01/98
1 bottle
$2,000-3,000

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617. 624.
Chateau Petrus 1964 Chateau Pichon Longueville Lalande 1989
Pomerol, Cru Exceptionnel Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe
top shoulder 12 bottles (owc)
1 bottle $1,200-1,800
$800-1,200

625.
618. Chateau Pichon Longueville Lalande 1990
Chateau Petrus 1978 Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe
Pomerol, Cru Exceptionnel 12 bottles (owc)
u: one very top, one top, and one top-high shoulder $900-1,300
3 bottles
$1,000-1,500
626.
1982 Bordeaux Survey Lot
619. Chateau Briot (1 bt)
Chateau Petrus 1979 Chateau Camensac (4 bts)
Pomerol, Cru Exceptionnel Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou (2 bts)
u: top shoulder, light label staining Chateau Loudenne (4 bts)
1 bottle Chateau Lynch Bages (1 bt)
$500-700 Chateau Sutard 1982 (3 bts)
15 bottles
$1,000-1,500
619A.
Chateau Petrus 1992
Pomerol, Cru Exceptionnel 627.
u: into neck Demi Bottle Picnic Lot
1 bottle Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1994 (2 bts)
$700-1,000 Chateau Guiraud 1996
Opus One
1996
620. 1997
Chateau Petrus Guigal Hermitage 1997
1978 (very top shoulder) 6 demi bottles
1979 (top shoulder) $550-750
Pomerol, Cru Exceptionnel
2 bottles
$800-1,200 Dinner Party Lots

628.
621. Chateau Angelus 1990 (1 bt)
Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron 1983 Chateau Cos d’Estournel 1990 (3 bts)
Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe Chateau Haut Brion 1990 (1 bt)
u: all very top shoulder, label staining (some heavy) slight label nicks 5 bottles
and losses $1,000-1,500
15 bottles
$600-900
629.
Chateau Angelus 1995
622. Chateau Figeac 1980
Chateau Pichon Longueville Lalande 1982 Chateau Margaux 1979
Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe Deleger Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot 1996
u: nine very top shoulder, two top shoulder, all with bin soil Vega Sicilia Tinta Valbuena 1995
11 bottles Jaboulet Aine La Chappelle 1995
$3,250-4,750 Voarick, Aloxe Corton 1986
Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 1993
Gaia & Rey 2000
623. Tomassi Amarone 1977
Chateau Pichon Longueville Lalande 1982 San Vicente Rioja 1999
Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe 10 bottles
u: four very top shoulder, three top shoulder, one top-high shoulder, $500-800
bin soil and label spotting
“One of the monumental wines of the last century is the 1982
Pichon Lalande. Since bottling, it has flirted with perfection, and 630.
was a sprinter out of the gate, which gave rise to questions about Chateau Beychevelle 1977 (1 bt)
how quickly it would begin its decline. However, at age 27, it retains Chateau Cheval Blanc 1970 (1 bt)
all its glossy, rich, flamboyant cassis fruit, chocolaty, berry jam-like Chateau Haut Brion 1966 (2 demi bts)
notes, and plenty of earthy, foresty flavors. This is a full-bodied, Chateau Latour
extravagantly rich Pichon Lalande seemingly devoid of acidity and 1953 (1 bt)
tannin, but the wine is incredibly well-balanced and pure. It is an 1979 (3 bts)
amazing effort!” R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/09 2 demi bottles
8 bottles 6 bottles
$2,400-3,400 $800-1,200

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690

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631. 637.
Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere 1961 Chateau Gloria 1982 (1 bt)
Patriarche Hospices de Beaune Pommard 1966 Chateau Gruaud Larose 1937 (1 bt)
Jaboulet Vercherre Chambolle Musigny 1966 La Tour Blanche 1947 (2 bts)
Beaulieu Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 1982 Rayne Vigneau 1947 (1 bt)
11 bottles Reserva 904 La Rioja Alta 1975 (1 bt)
$450-650 6 bottles
$650-950

632.
Chateau Carruades de Lafite 1964 (4 bts) 638.
Chateau Duhart Milon Rothschild 1975 (3 bts) Chateau Haut Batailley 1982
Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1969 (3 bts) Chateau Latour @ Pomerol 1986
Chateau de Sales 1971 (3 bts) Jaboulet Hermitage 1991
Domaine Geoffroy, Gevrey Chambertin 1971 (2 bts) Beaulieu Georges de Latour (3 bts)
Lungarotti Rubesco 1982 Far Niente 1995 (2 bts)
16 bottles Phelps Insignia 1993 (2 bts)
$400-600 Silver Oak Cellars Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 (2 bts)
Penfolds Grange 1980
633. 13 bottles
Chateau Coufran 1983 (4 bts) $800-1,200
Chateau Dassault 1973 (2 bts)
Chateau Latour 1971 (1 bt)
Chateau Lavilotte 1974 (1 bt) 639.
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1975 (1 bt) Guigal 1991 Hermitage
Chateau Rieussec 1983 (2 bts, 1 demi bt) Musigny Drouhin 1987
M. Chapoutier Cote Rotie La Mordoree 1991 (1 bt) Ch Gruard Larose 1993
Chateau Musar Gaston Hochar 1978 (1 bt) Mondavi 1978 Cabernet Sauvignon
Domaine Goutte d’Or du Clos Naudin Moelleux 1990 (1 demi bt) Ferreia 1960
Simi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Vintage Alexander Valley 1974 5 bottles
(2 bts) $275-350
2 demi bottles
15 bottles
$500-750 640.
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1999
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1999
634. Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe
Chateau Duhart Milon Rothschild 1979 (1 bt) 2 bottles
Chateau La Grave, Trigant de Boisset $650-850
1978 (2 bts)
1981 (1 bt)
Chateau Ramage La Batisse Haut Medoc 1982 (3 bts) 641.
Antichi Poderi, Marchesi di Barolo Riserva 1978 (1 bt) Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1974 (2 bts)
Pine Ridge, Rutherford Cuvee, Cabernet Sauvignon 1984 (1 bt) Chateau Latour
Silver Oak Alexander Valley 1984 (1 bt) 1970 (1 bt)
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Merlot 1984 (1 bt) 1975 (1 bt)
11 bottles
Chateau Margaux 1975 (2 bts)
$175-250
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1970 (1 bt) signed by Julia Child
Dom Perignon 1966 (1 bt - oc)
Vega Sicilia Unico 1989 (1 bt)
635.
Chateau Faugeres 2000 8 bottles
Chateau Haut Bergey 2000 $1,100-1,500
Chateau Leoville Barton 2000
3 bottles
$300-450 642.
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1987
Chateau Latour
636. 1970
Chateau Giscours 1974 1987
Chateau Trotanoy 1977 3 bottles
Maitre d’Estournel 1985 $500-700
3 bottles
$100-150
643.
Chateau L’Evangile 1999
Chateau Pavillon du Margaux
Kracher Welschriesling TBA Number 8 (1 demi bt)
1 demi bottle
2 bottles
$300-450

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644. 648.
Chateau Margaux 1982 (top shoulder) Chateau Latour
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982 (high shoulder) 1971 (1 bt) (possible cork depression)
Chateau Margaux 1982 - “Consistently scoring between 98-100, 1978 (2 bts) (two very top shoulder)
the superb 1982 Margaux may be slightly bigger, bolder, and more Chateau Gloria 1982 (6 bts)
masculine than vintages produced over the last 15-20 years. Its dark Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1979 (4 bts)
plum/purple color is followed by notes of melted tar intermixed with Vieux Chateau Certan 1985 (4 bts)
sweet cassis and floral underpinnings. Very full-bodied and dense Quinta do Noval 1970 (1 bt)
for a Chateau Margaux, with a slight rusticity to the tannins, it boasts general bin soiling and label staining
blockbuster power, richness, and impressive aromatics. It appears 18 bottles
set for another 30-40 years of life.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 06/09 $1,200-1,600

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982 - “This wine remains one of the


legends of Bordeaux. It has thrown off the backward, youthful style 649.
that existed during its first 25 years of life, and over the last 4-5 Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1989 (1 bt)
years has developed such secondary nuances as cedar and spice Chateau Cos Labory 1990 (6 bts)
box. The creme de cassis, underlying floral note, full-bodied power, Chateau Pichon Longueville, Lalande 1990 (2 bts)
extraordinary purity, multilayered texture, and finish of over a minute 9 bottles
are a showcase for what this Chateau accomplished in 1982. The $500-750
wine is still amazingly youthful, vibrant, and pure. It appears capable
of remaining fruity and vibrant in 2082! Thank God it is beginning to
budge, as I would like to drink most of my supply before I kick the 650.
bucket. This is a great, still youthful wine, and, on occasion, one Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1967
does understand the hierarchy of Bordeaux chateaux when you see Bouchard, Volnay les Caillerets 1970
the complexity and brilliance of this first-growth.” R. Parker, 100 pts. Dom Perignon 1975
06/09 3 bottles
2 bottles $350-550
$1,100-1,600

651.
645. Groffier Bonnes Mares 1983
Sassicaia 1998 (1 bt) Mondavi/Frescobaldi Luce
P. Antico Brunello 1996 (1 bt) 1993 (2 bts)
Marques de Riscal Reserva Rioja 2000 (1 bt) 1994 (2 bts)
Opus One 1993 (1 bt) 1996 (3 bts)
1998 (1 bt) 8 bottles
Shirvington McLaren Vale Shiraz 2002 (3 bts) $200-300
Casa Alle Vacche Vin Santo del Chianti 2002 (6 demi bts)
O. Leflaive Saint-Aubin En Remilly 2002 (3 bts)
Mouton Cadet Bordeau Blanc1990 (1 bt) Sauternes
1992 (1 bt)
13 bottles 652.
6 demi bottles Chateau Guiraud 1981
$700-1,000 u: fourteen top shoulder or better, two top-high shoulder or better
16 demi bottles
$500-700
646.
Chateau Leoville Poyferre 1996 (2 bts)
B. Clair, Morey St. Denis 1985 (2 bts) 653.
Chevillon Nuits St. Georges Les Chaignots 1994 Yquem 1950
Faiveley, Nuits St. Georges Les Lavieves 1999 1 bottle
Magnien, Gevrey Chambertin 1980 $550-750
P. Ponelle Nuits St. Georges Le Clos des Corvees 1983
Mongeard Mugneret Vosne Romanee, Les Orveaux 1983
9 bottles 654.
$500-700 Chateau d’Yquem 1988
light golden hue
2 bottles
647. $500-750
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1988 (1 bt)
Louis Latour Corton Charlemagne 1986 (2 bts)
Castillo Ygay Rioja Gran Reserve 1959 (1 bt) 655.
Quinta do Noval 1996 (2 bts) Chateau d’Yquem 2000
Dr. Burklin Wolf Riesling TBA Rheinpfalz 1989 (2 bts) (signs of 6 bottles
seepage) $750-1,000
8 bottles
$1,300-1,900
656.
Chateau Suduiraut 1983
u: six very top shoulder, three top shoulder, one top-high shoulder,
two with seepage, light label staining and bin soil, one cork protruding
12 bottles (owc - no lid)
$500-700

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Chateau Suduiraut 1985 Bouchard, Corton 1994
12 demi bottles Guichard Potheret Corton 1959
$250-350 P. Maufoux Richebourg 1969
3 bottles
$225-300
On everyone’s short list of the top Grand Crus. Meticulous and
precise, this is a Corton -Charlemagne of great breed and length. –CM
668.
658. Lamarche Vosne Romanee 1966 (2 bts)
Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne 2005 Marion Chambertin 1961 (2 bts)
Cote de Beaune Cote de Nuits
6 bottles (owc) 4 bottles
$450-650 $700-1,000

659. The Domains of Roederer & Moet et Chandon


Drouhin Aloxe Corton 1987
Cote de Nuits
669.
12 bottles (oc)
Roederer Cristal 1990
$400-600
1 bottle
$350-450
660.
Drouhin Chassagne Montrachet Marquis Laguiche 1989
2 bottles 670.
$800-1,200 Roederer Cristal 1999
“One of the finest Champagnes I have ever brought to my lips, the
1999 Cristal bursts from the glass with fresh hazelnut and apple
661. scents. Elegant, deep, and silky-textured, this medium to full-bodied
Drouhin Vosne Romanee 1983 beauty is immensely concentrated, pure, packed with apple flavors,
Cote de Nuits and astoundingly long in the finish. Louis Roederer does not display a
6 bottles disgorgement date or consumer friendly lot number on its non-vintage
$475-600 Brut. This is regrettable as it has consistently been one of the finer
bottlings in this category.” P. Rovani for R. Parker, 98 pts. 12/05
4 bottles (each oc)
662. $600-900
Grivelet Richebourg 1970
2 bottles
$300-500 671.
Dom Perignon 1995
1 bottle
663. $100-150
J. Jayer Echezeaux 1982
Cote de Nuits
u: 3cm 672.
1 bottle Dom Perignon 1995
$200-250 1 bottle (owc)
$100-150
664.
A. Lichine, Echezeaux 1971 673.
Cote de Nuits Krug Clos du Mesnil 1981
u: all 3cm or better, damp staining to labels, light bin soil 1 bottle
2 bottles
$600-900
$375-550

674.
665.
Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee Conti 1961 Perrier Jouet Fleur de Champagne 1973
Cote de Nuits 10 bottles (each oc)
u: 8cm $1,000-1,500
1 bottle
Bottle No. 0649
$3,000-4,000 675.
Perrier Jouet Fleur de Champagne 1982
11 bottles (each in individual oc gift box)
666. $950-1,400
Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee Conti 1965
Cote de Nuits
u: 6.5cm 676.
1 bottle Perrier Jouet Fleur de Champagne 1982
Bottle No. 01784 12 bottles (each oc)
$2,000-3,000 $1,000-1,500

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677. 683.
Veuve Clicquot, Royal Celebration Cuvee to honour the marriage Remy Martin Grande Fine Champagne Cognac 1724-1974
of HRH the Prince of Wales with Lady Diana Spencer 1975 wax capsule cracked and missing to top
some bin soil and light label adhesion from other bottles 1 bottle
2 bottles $500-700
$400-600

684.
678. Remy Martin Louis XIII Grande Champagne Cognac Rarest
Jaboulet Aine, Hermitage La Chappelle 1983 Reserve
Northern Rhone 1 bottle
u: nine 4cm or better, two 4.5cm, slight label wrinkling $700-1,000
11 bottles
$1,100-1,600
Armagnac

679. 685.
Beaucastel Chateauneuf de Pape 1998 Sherry Lehman’s Founder’s Reserve 1921
Southern Rhone 1 bottle (owc)
6 magnums $1,500-2,500
$1,100-1,600

Port
680.
Guigal Emitage Rouge, Ex Voto 2003 686.
Northern Rhone Fonseca 1977
6 bottles (owc no lid) 2 bottles
$1,800-2,400 $200-300

Rayas, known for its sandy soil and exclusive use of grenache creates 686A.
the silkiest and nuanced of the Chateauneufs. –CM A. Pereira du Fonseca Finest Reserve Port 1926
2 bottles
681. $450-650
Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve 1990
Southern Rhone
u: all 2.5cm or better, light bin soil and spotting 687.
“As for the 1990, I have had the good fortune to drink nearly three Quinta do Noval Old Tawny Port 1937
cases, and it has been one of the triumphs of my cellar. A mere 1-2 1 bottle
years ago, I enjoyed a succession of perfect “100 point” bottles, but $600-800
the last several bottles have merited 96-100 points, perhaps revealing
the direction of this wine’s evolution. Nevertheless, this is riveting
stuff. A legendary Rayas made from extremely ripe Grenache, it 688.
exhibits notes of over-ripe kirsch, raspberries, cherries, game, licorice, Quinta do Noval 1975
and tobacco. This unctuously-textured, thick, juicy Chateauneuf must 8 bottles
tip the scale at 15.5% alcohol. It is truly a Rhone Valley monument. $2,000-3,000
Owners, however, should consume it over the next 8-10 years.” R.
Parker, 99-100 pts. 01/03
3 bottles 689.
$2,000-3,000 Quinta do Noval 1994
1966 (3 bts)
1994 (2 bts)
681A. 5 bottles
Ruffino Chianti Ducale Riserva Pontassieve $300-450
1952 (6 bts - owc)
1959 (6 bts - owc)
Tuscany 690.
12 bottles Quinta do Noval Nacional 1997
$600-900 “The 1997 Nacional is a legend from this pre-phylloxera vineyard.
The color is a saturated black/purple. The nose reveals floral
scents intermixed with coffee, blackberries, tar, cassis, licorice, and
Cognac chocolate. Extremely full-bodied, but less massive and seamless, this
spectacular Nacional will reach its plateau of maturity quickly, where
682. it will remain for 2-3 decades. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2040.” R.
Gaston Briand Domaine de la Voute Grande Fine Champagne Parker, 100 pts. 01/00
Cognac 5 bottles
1 bottle $2,000-3,000
$200-300

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Quinta do Noval 2003 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill Vineyard 2004
“What a nose. Ripe fruit, with chocolate, blackberries and raisins. Full- Napa
bodied and medium sweet, with velvety tannins. Finish goes on and 12 bottles
on. Layered and wonderful. Best after 2014. 1,500 cases imported.” $1,000-1,500
–JS for Wine Spectator, 96 pts. 04/30/06
1 bottle
$500-650 696.
Dominus Estate 1990
Napa
The two wines shared the #1 spot on The Wine Spectator’s Top 100 6 bottles (owc)
of 1997 with perfect scores of 100 points. –CM $450-650

692.
Fonseca Vintage Port 1994 (2 bts) The excellent acidity levels of the 1991 vintage have allowed the top
Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 1994 (2 bts) wines of the vintage, like Dominus, top age effortlessly. –CM
4 bottles
$300-500 697.
Dominus Napanook 1991
Napa
693. 6 bottles (owc)
Fireside Port Lot $350-550
Cockburn 1994 (1 bt)
Dows 1985 (2 bts)
Fonseca Bin 17 (1 bt) 698.
Grahams Dominus 1992
1983 (1 bt) Napa
1994 (8 bts) 6 bottles (owc)
Taylors Fladgate 1983 (2 bts) $450-650
Warres
1983 (1 bt)
1994 (5 bts) 699.
Warres Sir William 10 Year Old Tawny (1 bt) Heitz Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1985
22 bottles Napa
$1,500-2,000 1 magnum
$400-600

693A.
H. M. Borges Madeira Velho Boal 1925 699A.
1 bottle Harlan Estate 1997
$150-250 Napa
“The 1997 Harlan Estate is one of the greatest Cabernet Sauvignon-
based wines I have ever tasted. A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon,
With each passing year, the demand grows for these rare bottlings with the rest Merlot and Cabernet Franc, this enormously-endowed,
and the supply diminishes, a top notch twenty-five year old. –CM profoundly rich wine must be tasted to be believed. Opaque purple-
colored, it boasts spectacular, soaring aromatics of vanilla, minerals,
694. coffee, blackberries, licorice, and cassis. In the mouth, layer after
Macallan Anniversary Malt, 1974, 25 Years Old layer unfold powerfully yet gently. Acidity, tannin, and alcohol are
1 bottle (original wooden case with leather buckles) well-balanced by the wine’s unreal richness and singular personality.
$300-450 The finish exceeds one minute. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2030.” R.
Parker, 100 pts. 12/00
3 bottles
694A. $2,100-3,000
David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon Elevation 1147 2004
Napa
1 magnum 700.
$300-400 Heitz Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Martha’s Vineyard 1999
Napa
11 bottles
694B. $400-600
David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon Elevation 1147
1997
2001 Long known as a top property on Howell Mountain, La Jota produces
2004 wine of concentration, power and age-ability. –CM
Napa
3 bottles 701.
$350-550 La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon 18th Anniversary 1999
Napa
12 bottles
$400-600

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702. 707.
Opus One 1982 Turley Hayne Vineyard Petite Syrah
Napa 1996 (1 bt)
4 bottles 1998 (5 bts)
$400-600 1999 (2 bts)
Napa
8 bottles
703. $475-650
Opus One 1985
Napa
u: all very top shoulder 708.
4 bottles (owc) Turley Old Vines Costa County Zinfandel 1997
$400-600 Central Coast, CA
6 bottles
$350-500
704.
Opus One
1980 709.
1982 Turley Rattlesnake Acres Petite Syrah
1983 1997 (2 bts)
1984 1998 (1 bt)
all bottom neck or better, slight staining to label Napa
4 bottles 3 bottles
$400-600 $175-250

704A. 710.
Chris Ringland (formerly Three Rivers) Shiraz 2001 Turley Tofanelli Vineyard Zinfandel 1997
South Australia Napa
“The 2001 Chris Ringland Shiraz offers a sensational bouquet of 5 bottles
fruitcake, floral aromas, smoked meat, dried fruits, blueberry, and $450-650
chocolate. Dense, voluptuous, and elegant, it will continue to evolve
for another 8-10 years.” Jay Miller for R. Parker, 100 pts. 12/09
1 bottle 711.
$450-650 Turley Alexander Valley Vineyard 101 Zinfandel 1999 (1 bt)
Dogtown Vineyard Zinfandel
1999 (4 bts)
Turley 1998 (2 bts)
Grist Vineyard Zinfandel
705. 1997 (2 bts)
Turley Hayne Vineyard Petite Syrah 1997 (3 bts) 1999 (2 bts)
Napa Hayne Vineyard Zinfandel
“I do not believe I have ever tasted a more concentrated, essence- 1998 (3 bts)
like wine than Turley’s 1997 Petite Syrah Hayne Vineyard. Made 1999 (3 bts)
from 55-year old vines that yielded only 9.8 tons of fruit for five Pringle Family Vineyard Zinfandel
acres, this opaque black-colored wine is the biggest, richest, most 1998 (1 bt)
concentrated, tannic wine I have ever tasted. It will need at least a 1999 (2 bts)
decade to shed some of its ferocious tannin, and will undoubtedly Moore “Earthquake” Vineyards Zinfandel
last for 40-50 years. Even more remarkable is its purity and overall 1997 (2 bts)
equilibrium. Despite its Godzilla-like size, this is an astonishingly 1999 (1 bt)
concentrated, gorgeously made wine. I have never, ever, seen a wine Old Vines Zinfandel
like this!” R. Parker, (96-98) pts. 12/98 1998 (1 bt)
3 bottles 1999 (4 bts)
$300-450 Whitney Tennessee Vineyard Zinfandel 1996 (1 bt)
29 bottles
$950-1,200
706.
Turley Hayne Vineyard Zinfandel 1997 (3 bts)
Napa 712.
“The 1997 Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard is unquestionably a remarkable Turley Aida Vineyard
wine. However, it will be very backward and potentially long-lived. It Petite Syrah 1996 (1 bt)
was only slightly evolved when I tasted it in September, displaying 1997 (1 bt)
an opaque saturated, thick-looking purple color, and unevolved but Zinfandel 1997 (2 bts)
promising notes of black raspberry liqueur intermixed with minerals, Napa
spice, and cherry fruit. Massive yet phenomenally rich, admirably 4 bottles
pure, and representing the essence of this varietal, this wine requires $300-400
12-18 months of bottle age; it should drink well for 10-15 years. An
extraordinary Zinfandel, with 17.2% alcohol. Anticipated maturity:
1999-2010.” R. Parker, (95-97) pts. 06/99
3 bottles
$200-300

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713.
Turley Zinfandel AVA Survey 1997
Black Sears Vineyard (3 bts)
Duarte Vineyard (3 bts)
Tofanelli Vineyard (5 bts)
11 bottles
$800-1,200

714.
Dominus
1997
1999
Heitz Martha’s Vineyard 1999
Turley Duarte Vineyard
1998
1999
Quilceda Creek 1998 (2 bts)
Clarendon Hills Piggott Range 2005
8 bottles
$400-600

715.
Beaulieu George de Latour Private Reserve 1988 (1 bt)
Caymus Special Selection 1997 (1 bt)
Heitz Martha’s Vineyard 2003
Montelena Estate
1993 (1 bt)
1995 (1 bt)
Opus One
1993 (1 mag)
1998 (2 bts)
Phelp’s Insignia 1999 (1 bt)
9 bottles
1 magnum
$700-900

716.
Blankiet 2004 (1 bt, 1 mag)
Merus Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 (2 bts)
K Vintners Royal City Syrah 2006 (1 bt) J. Miller for R. Parker, 98
pts. 10/09
Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 2004 (1 bt)
R. Parker, 97 pts. 10/08
Napa
5 bottles
1 magnum
$650-950

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Ullage (Level of Wine) Illustration and Interpretations
For Bordeaux, Port, and other shouldered bottles

n. ullage is into neck


bn. bottom neck
vts. very top shoulder
ts. top shoulder; usual level for Bordeaux older than 15 yrs
hs. high shoulder; usual cork reduction, often found in Bordeaux over 20 yrs, low risk
ms. mid shoulder; variation likely as indicates cork deterioration
lms. low mid shoulder; some risks, reflected in estimates
s. shoulder; risky, reflected in estimates

into neck
bottom neck
very top shoulder
top shoulder
high shoulder
mid shoulder
low mid shoulder
shoulder

Ullage of wines of vintages fifteen years and younger may be assumed to be of bottom neck or better unless otherwise noted.
Similarly, regarding older vintages, lack of notation indicates acceptable and appropriate ullage, clear label and sound cork; potential
bidders must be prepared for reasonable variations in ullage in all vintages older than 15 years. Bidders with specific
condition questions should contact the Fine Wines department. Conditions generally not noted on group lots.

Bordeaux wines are catalogued referencing the 1855 classification. Chateau Petrus cataloguing reflects the practice of granting it 1er
Cru Classe and other notable Pomerol Chateaux are designated Cru Classe. All Bordeaux wines may assume to be chateau bottled
unless otherwise stated.

It is standard practice for Skinner/Lower Falls Wine to open all original wooden cases (owc) for visual inspection. The opening of
banded cases will be determined on an individual basis.

For Burgundy, German wines and all other more gradually slope-shouldered bottles, the ullage measurement is taken in centimeters
from cork base, e.g. 3cm, 5cm, 7cm.

Bottle Sizes
bottle (750 ml) jeroboam (4xbt); Burgundy, Champagne half bottle (hbt)
magnum (2xbt) jeroboam (6xbt); Bordeaux split (1/4 bottle) Champagne
marie jeanne (3xbt) imperiale (8xbt); Bordeaux
double magnum (4xbt) methuselah (8xbt); Burgundy

Buyers’ Caution: Levels are as when catalogued; ullage may change due to cork deterioration; other bottle conditions may occur
during storage and shipment. Risk of ullage variation and cork deterioration and/or failure is assumed by the buyer at time of
sale and no sale cancellations, price negotiations, or bottle substitutions will be undertaken by either Skinner or Lower Falls Wine.
Similarly, no substitutions will be made due to inaccurate descriptions.

Flights of Lots: Are of the same type, vintage and bottle count and follow one after another numerically, though ullage and bottle
conditions may vary. The auctioneer may exercise discretion to offer, in consecutive lot order and at that same price, the following
lots in the flight to the first successful bidder of that flight. Subsequently, those lots not purchased will be offered anew and so on.
Absentee bids placed on any lot in a flight will be applied to the next lot in the flight (if unsuccessful) until the flight concludes.

Environmental Note: It has only been in the last 15-20 years that the wine industry has moved away from using lead capsules to
cover the cork and neck of a bottle. When opening an older wine, if you do have a lead capsule, give consideration as to how you
dispose of it.
Index
[ ] = denotes partial lot

CHAMPAGNE 1993 Latour, 421


Dom Perignon, 316 Petrus, 616
NV/MV Dom Perignon Oenetheque, 317
Billecart Salmon Rose, 150A 1949
Charles Heidsieck Champagne Blanc des 1995 Cheval Blanc, 445
Millenaires, 142 Dom Perignon, 318, 671, 672 Lafite Rothschild, 295
Jacquesson, [496] Margaux, 299
Krug Champagne Grande Cuvee Brut, 147 1996 Mouton Rothschild, 424
A. R. Lenoble Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de
1964 Blancs Brut, 148 1953
Dom Perignon, 508 Deutz Champagne Cuvee William Deutz Roxe, 141 Cos d’Estournel, 294
Dom Perignon, 143, 319 Latour, [630]
1966 Jacquesson & Fils Champagne Extra Brut (Avize)
Dom Perignon, [641] Grand Cru, 144 1955
Krug Champagne Brut, [146] Cheval Blanc, 446
1970 Perrier Jouet Fleur de Champagne, 149
Dom Perignon, [323] Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses, 1958
150 Lafite Rothschild, [595]
1973 Roederer Cristal, [328]
Dom Perignon, 305 Roederer Cristal Rose, 324 1959
Perrier Jouet Fleur de Champagne, 674 Salon Brut Blanc de Blancs, 151 Cheval Blanc (Avery), 330*
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame, 153 Latour, 469
1975 Mouton Rothschild, 479
Dom Perignon, [650] 1997
Veuve Clicquot Royal Celebration Cuvee, 677 Roederer Cristal, 325 1961
Calon Segur, 581
1976 1998 Canon la Gaffeliere, [631]
Dom Perignon, [323] Dom Perignon, 320 Ducru Beaucaillou, 447, 448
Dom Perignon Rose, 321 Gruaud Larose, 585
1978 Lafite Rothschild, 420
Dom Perignon, [323], 509 1999 Leoville Las Cases, 472
Cristal, 670 Leoville Poyferre, [493]
1980 Roederer Cristal, 326 Mouton Rothschild, 303, 425
Dom Perignon, 306, 510 Roederer Cristal Rose, 327 Pichon Longueville Baron, 486

1981 2000 1962


Krug Clos du Mesnil, 673 Dom Perignon, 322 Figeac, 454
Roederer Cristal, 507 Lafite Rothschild, [298], 459
1982
Perrier Jouet Fleur de Champagne, 675, 676 2002 1964
Roederer Cristal, [328] Ausone, [493]
1985 Taittinger Champagne Comtes de Champagne Carruades de Lafite, [632]
Dom Perignon, 307 Rose Brut, 152 Petrus, 617
Dom Perignon Rose, 308
Heidsieck Blue Diamant, [494] LARGE FORMAT 1966
Billecart Salmon Rose, 150A A. de Luze et Fils, 579
1988 Dom Perignon, 510, 310, 312, 315 Batailley, [493]
Dom Perignon, 309, 310, [323] Krug Champagne Brut, [146] Ducru Beaucaillou, [494]
Krug Champagne Brut, 145 Perrier Jouet Fleur de Champagne, 149 Haut Brion, [630]
Roederer Cristal, 507 Lafite Rothschild, 296, [595]
1989 Margaux, 300
Krug Champagne Brut, [146] Talbot, [496]
RED BORDEAUX
1990 1967
Bollinger R.D. Extra Brut, [154] 1924 Lafite Rothschild, [298], [494]
Dom Perignon, 311, 312 Petrus (Hanappier Peyrelongue), 483 Mouton Rothschild, [650]
Dom Perignon Oenotheque, 313
Heidsieck Champagne Brut Millesime, [154] 1937 1969
Krug Champagne Brut, [154] Gruaud Larose, [637] Lascombers, [344]*
Louis Roederer Cristal Brut, [154] Lafite Rothschild, 458 Leoville Las Cases, [632]
Moet & Chandon Champagne Cuvee Dom Latour, 468
Perignon, [154] Mouton Rothschild, 423 1970
Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill Brut, [154], Cheval Blanc, [630]
669 1945 Ducru Beaucaillou, 449, 450, 451
Veuve Clicquot Brut La Grande Dame, [154] Grand Puy Lacoste, 456 Figeac, 455, 582
Margaux, 422 Lafite Rothschild, [298], 587
1992 Palmer, 481 Latour, [641], [642]
Dom Perignon, 314, 315 Leoville Las Cases, 473, 474, 475, 476, 477
1947 Lynch Bages, [599]
Calon Segur, 444 Mouton Rothschild, [641]
Haut Brion, 418 Palmer, 482
Lafite Rothschild, 419, 586 Petrus, 18

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Pichon Longueville Lalande, 426 Briot, [626] 1987
Vieux Certan, 490, 491, 492 Calon Segur, [342]* Lafite Rothschild, [608], [642]
Camensac, [626] Latour, [642]
1971 Ducru Beaucaillou, [626]
de Sales, 632 Giscours, 583, 584, 1988
Latour, [633], [648] Gloria, [637], [648] Calon Segur, [566]
Margaux, 301, [344]*, 602 Grand Puy Lacoste, [342]* Cheval Blanc, [21]
Greysac, [495] Haut Brion, 555
1973 Gruaud Larose, [342]* La Mission Haut Brion, 467
Dassault, [633] Haut Batailley, [638] Lafite, 559
Latour, [493] Haut Brion, 457 Lafite Rothschild, 551, 593A, [608]
Lafite Rothschild, 27, 28, 128, 297, 590 Latour, [566]
1974 La Lagune, [342]* Lynch Bages, 9
Giscours, [636] La Louviere, [342]* Margaux, 562
Lafite Rothschild, 588, [641] La Tour de By, [342]* Mouton Rothschild, 563, [647]
Lavilotte, [633] Latour, 471, 609
Le Gay, [342]* 1989
1975 Leoville Barton, [342]* Cos d’Estournel, 329*
Bouscaut, 580A Leoville Las Cases, [128] Haut Brion, 3, 556
Ducru Beaucaillou, 452 Loudenne, [626] Lafite Rothschild, 117, [608]
Duhart Milon Rothschild, [632] Lynch Bages, [626] L’Evganvile, [344]*
Haut Brion, [495] Margaux, 302, 478, [644] Leoville Poyferre, [566]
Latour, [641] Mouton Rothschild, 37, [128], 304, 480, 611, 612, Lynch Bages, 7, 561
Lynch Bages, [21] [644] Margaux, [564]
Margaux, [641] Pavie, 615 Mouton Rothschild, 13, [564], [649]
Mouton Rothschild, [633] Pichon Longueville Baron, [265], [342]* Palmer, 16, 335*
Petrus, 484, 485 Pichon Longueville Lalande, [128], 622, 623 Pavie Macquin, [344]*
Ramage La Batisse Haut Medoc, [634] Pichon Longueville Lalande, 348, 624
1976 Rieussec, [342]* Pichon Longueville Baron, 20, 565
Lafite Rothschild, 460, 461 Sutard, [626] Talbot, 349
Malartic Lagraviere, 600 Talbot, [496]
Palmer, [495] Trotanoy, [342]* 1990
Angelus, [628]
1977 1983 Cheval Blanc, 1, 25
Beychevelle, [630] Coufran, [633] Cos d’Estournel, [628]
Trotanoy, [636] Gruaud Larose, [21] Cos Labory, [344]*, [649]
La Mission Haut Brion, 464, 465 Haut Brion, [628]
1978 Lafite Rothschild, 331*, 591, 592 La Mission Haut Brion, 552
La Grave Trigant de Boisset, [634] Latour, [21] Lafite Rothschild, 4, [608]
Latour, [648] Latour a Pomerol, [344]* La Lourviere, [344]*
Lynch Bages, [344]* Lynch Bages, 598 Latour, 5, 6, 332*, 560
Montrose, [21] Malescot St. Exupery, 601 Margaux, 11, 36
Mouton Rothschild, [344]*, 605A Margaux, 8, 604 Montrose, 12, 333*
Musar Gaston Hochar, [633] Mouton Rothschild, [614] Mouton Rothschild, 14
Petrus, 618, [620] Petrus, 19 Palmer, 17, 336*
Pichon Longueville Baron, 621 Pape Clement, 338*
1979 Rauzan Gassies, [21] Pichon Longueville Baron, [265], 337*
Duhart Milon Rothschild, [634] Pichon Longueville Lalande, [344]*487, 625, [649]
Lafite Rothschild, 462 1985 Talbot, [266]
Latour, [21], [630] Ducru Beaucaillou, 453
Lynch Bages, [599] La Mission Haut Brion, [496] 1992
Margaux, [629] Lafite, 558 Petrus, 619A
Mouton Rothschild, [614], [648] Lafite Rothschild, [608]
Palmer, [495] Maitre d’Estournel, [636] 1993
Petrus, 619, [620] Mouton Rothschild, 119 Gruaud Larose, [639]
Vieux Chateau Certan, [648] Lafon Rochet, [344]*
1980 Mouton Rothschild, 613
Figeac, [629] 1986 Pichon Longueville Baron, [494]
Beychevelle, [344]* Pichon Longueville Lalande, 488
1981 Figeac, [344]*
Beychevelle, 433 La Mission Haut Brion, 466 1994
Gruaud Larose, 2 Lafite, 557 Lafite Rothschild, [627]
Guiraud, 652 Lafite Rothschild, 29, 30, 116, 593, [608]
La Grave Trigant de Boisset, [634] Latour a Pomerol, [638] 1995
Lafite Rothschild, 463, 589 Leoville Las Cases, 33 Angelus, [629]
Latour, 470 Margaux, 10, 35, 118 Haut Brion, [293]
Margaux, 603 Margaux Pavillon Rouge, [344]* Lafite Rothschild, [293]
Mouton Rothschild, 38, 334*, 347 Latour, [293]
1982 Talbot, [266] Leoville Las Cases, 34
Angelus, 580 Leoville Poyferre, 264
Beychevelle, [342]* Mouton Rothschild, 39, [293]
Branaire Ducru, [342]* Margaux, [293]

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Petrus, 42 2003 1964
Pichon Longueville Baron, [265] Cos d’Estournel, 120 Climens, 499
Pichon Longueville Lalande, 489 Haut Brion, [293]
Talbot, [266] Lafite Rothschild, 32, 123, [293], 607 1967
Latour, [293] Climens, 496
1996 Margaux, [293] d’Yquem, 22, 428, 503
Cos d’Estournel, [261] Mouton Rothschild, [293] Suduiraut, [494]
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Lafite Rothschild, 121, [293], 594 Haut Brion, [293] Rieussec, [633]
Latour, [293] Lafite Rothschild, [293] Suduiraut, 656
Leoville Poyferre, [646] Latour, [293]
Margaux, [293] Margaux, [293] 1985
Montrose, 553 Mouton Rothschild, [293] Suduiraut, 657
Mouton Rothschild, 40, [293]
1988
2005
d’Yquem, 43, 654
1997 Langoa Barton, [567]
Haut Brion, [293] Lascombes, 263
1990
Lafite Rothschild, 31, [293], [596] Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, [571]
d’Yquem, 44, 45
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Mouton Cadet Bordeau Blanc, [645]
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Mouton Rothschild, [293] Lafite Rothschild, 124 1992
Langoa Barton, [567] Mouton Cadet Bordeau Blanc, [645]
1998 Mouton Rothschild, 126
Ausone, 24 Pontet Canet, [571] 1995
Haut Brion, 26, 262, [293] d’Yquem, 46
Lafite Rothschild, 122, [293] LARGE FORMAT
Lascombes, 597 Batailley, [493] 1996
Latour, [293] Calon Segur, 444 d’Yquem, 47
Margaux, [293] Ducru Beaucaillou, 448, 449, 450, 451, 452 Rieussec, [351]
Mouton Rothschild, [293] Greysac, [495]
Lafite Rothschild, 28, 30, 31, 331*, 459, 461, 551 1997
1999 Lafite Rothschild Beychevelle, 433 d’Yquem, 48, 49
Haut Brion, [293] Langoa Barton, [567] Rieussec, [351]
L’Evangile, [643] Leoville Barton, 568
Lafite Rothschild, [293], [596], [640] Leoville Las Cases, 477 2000
Latour, [293] Margaux, 478 d’Yquem, 50, 655
Margaux, [293] Montrose, 553
Mouton Rothschild, [293], [640] Mouton Rothschild, 425, 480 2001
Pavillon du Margaux, [643] Palmer, 481, 482 Suduiraut, 130
Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, [571]
2000 Pichon Longueville Lalande, 426 2005
Cheval Blanc, 549 Pontet Canet, [571] Rieussec, 129
Cos d’Estournel, [261] Talbot, [496]
Ducru Beaucaillou, [554] Vieux Certan, 490, 491, 492 LARGE FORMAT
Faugeres, [635] d’Yquem, 45
Haut Bergey, [635]
Haut Brion, [268], [293], 550 WHITE BORDEAUX
La Mission Haut Brion, 125 RED BURGUNDY
Lafite Rothschild, [268], [293] 1918
1959
Langoa Barton, [567] d’Yquem, 350
Guichard Potheret Corton, [667]
Latour, [268], [293], 610
Leoville Barton, 568, [635] 1928
1961
Leoville Las Cases, [554] d’Yquem, 501
Charles Noellat Vosne Romanee Les Beaumonts,
Les Forts de Latour, 267
[497]
Lynch Bages, [554] 1929
Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee Conti,
Margaux, [268], [293], 605 Climens, 498 665
Mouton Rothschild, 15, 41, [268], [293], 606 Marion Chambertin, [668]
Pavie, 127 1937
d’Yquem, 502 1964
2001 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee Conti,
Doisy Doine L’Extravagant, 269 1947 505
Haut Brion, [293] La Tour Blanche, [637]
Lafite Rothschild, [293] Rayne Vigneau, [637] 1965
Latour, [293] Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee Conti,
Leoville Poyferre, [494] 1950 666
Margaux, [293] d’Yquem, 653
Mouton Rothschild, [293] 1966
1955 Jaboulet Vercherre Chambolle Musigny, [631]
2002 d’Yquem, 427 Lamarche Vosne Romanee, [668]
Haut Brion, [293] Patriarche Hospices de Beaune Pommard, [631]
Lafite Rothschild, [293] 1959
Latour, [293] Doisy Verdrines, 500 1969
Margaux, [293] La Tour Blanche, [495] P. Maufoux Richebourg, [667]
Mouton Rothschild, [293]

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1970 2000 Roumier Chambolle Musigny, [371]
Bouchard Volnay les Caillerets, [650] Comte de Vogue Musigny Vieilles Vignes, [73] Comte de Vogue Bonnes Mares, 359
Grivelet Richebourg, 662 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee St. Vivant
Marey Monge, [62] 2007
1971 Domaine de la Romanee Conti La Tache, 65 Comte de Vogue Bonnes Mares, 360
A. Lichine Echezeaux, 664 Louis Jadot, [570] Comte de Vogue Musigny, 364
Geoffroy Gevrey Chambertin, [632] Roumier Chambolle Musigny les Cras, 373 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Echezeaux, 54
Roulot Hospices de Beaune Meursault Genevrieres
1976 2001 Cuvee Baudot, 394, 395
C. Noellat Vosne Romanee Beaumonts, 23 Comte de Vogue Musigny Vieilles Vignes, [73]
G. Roumier Bonnes Mares, 342A* Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee St. Vivant LARGE FORMAT
Marey Monge, 63, Faiveley Nuits St. Georges Clos de la Marechale,
1978 Domaine de la Romanee Conti La Tache, 66 [383]
Domaine de la Romanee Conti La Tache, 64 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Montrachet, 72 Fourrier Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques, 365
Vogue Musigny, 506 Mommesin Clos de Tart, 389 Fourrier Griottes Chambertin Vielle Vignes, [386]
Mommesin Clos de Tart, 389
1980 2002 Roumier Hospices de Beaune Corton Cuvee
Magnien Gevrey Chambertin, [646] Comte Armand, [569] Charlotte Dumay, 396
Domaine de la Romanee Conti Echezeaux, 51 Roulot Hospices de Beaune Meursault Genevrieres
1982 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Grands Echezeaux, Cuvee Baudot, 394, 395
J. Jayer Echezeaux, 663 55 Vougeraie Clos Vougeot, 398
Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee St.
1983 Vivant, 61
Drouhin Vosne Romanee, 661 Domaine de la Romanee Conti La Tache, 67 MARC AND FINE OF BURGUNDY
Groffier Bonnes Mares, [651] Faiveley Nuits St. Georges Clos de la Marechale,
Mongeard Mugneret Vosne Romanee Les [383] 1948
Orveaux, [646] Fourrier Griottes Chambertin Vielle Vignes, [386] Jacoulet Fine, [401]
P. Ponelle Nuits St. Georges Le Clos des Corvees, O. Leflaive Saint Aubin En Remilly, [645]
[646] 1949
2003 Gaunoux Vieux Marc, [401]
1985 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee St. Vivant Jacoulet Fine, [401]
B. Clair Morey St. Denis, [646] Marey Monge, [62]
Dujac Bonnes Mares, 382 1950
O. Leflaive Les Pucelles, [497] 2004 Jacoulet Fine, [401]
Comte de Vogue Musigny Vieilles Vignes, [73]
1986 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Richebourg, 58 1966
Voarick Aloxe Corton, [629] Domaine de la Romanee Conti La Tache, 68, 69 Gaunoux Vieux Marc, [401]
Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee St.
1987 Vivant, 357 1978
Drouhin Aloxe Corton, 659 Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vielle Vignes, 392 Gaunoux Vieux Fine, [400]
Musigny Drouhin, [639] Gaunoux Vieux Fine de Bourgogne Eau de Vie,
2005 [400]
1990 Comte Armand, [569]
Domaine de la Romanee Conti Richebourg, 57 Comte de Vogue Chambolle Musigny le 1979
Domaine Goutte d’Or du Clos Naudin Moelleux, Amoureuses, 363 Delagrange Vieux Marc, [400]
[633] Comte de Vogue Chambolle Musigny, 361
Trpet Marc de Chambertin, [400] Domaine de la Romanee Conti Echezeaux, 52 1982
Domaine de la Romanee Conti Grands Echezeaux, Rousseau Vieux Fine, [400]
1993 56 Rousseau Vieuz Marc, [400]
Comte de Vogue Musigny Vielle Vignes, 399 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Richebourg, 59
Fourrier Gevrey Chambertin Vielle Vignes, 384
1994 Fourrier Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques WHITE BURGUNDY
Bouchard Corton, [667] Vielles Vignes, 385
Chevillon Nuits St. Georges, [646] Groffier Bonnes Mares, 366 1981
Louis Jadot Pommard, [570] Delagrange Bachelet Chassagne Montrachet les
1996 Meo Camuzet Clos de Vougeo, [374] Caillerets, 504
Comte de Vogue Chambolle Musigny, 362 Mugneret Nuits St. Georges Les Chaignots, [374]
Roumier Bonnes Mares, 370 1986
1997 Roumier Chambolle Musigny, [371] Louis Latour Corton Charlemagne, [647]
Fourrier Griottes Chambertin Vielle Vignes, [386] Roumier Hospices de Beaune Corton Cuvee
Charlotte Dumay, 396 1989
1998 Roumier Hospices de Beaune Volany Cuvee Drouhin Chassagne Montrachet Marquis Laguiche,
Domaine de la Romanee Conti Montrachet, 71 Blondeau, 397 660
Comte de Vogue Bonnes Mares, 358
1999 Vougeraie Clos Vougeot, 398 1992
Comte Armand, [569] F. Jobard Meursault En La Barre, 388
Faiveley Nuits St. Georges, [646] 2006
Faiveley Nuits St. Georges Clos de la Marechale, Domaine de la Romanee Conti Echezeaux, 53 1996
[383] Domaine de la Romanee Conti Richebourg, 60 Deleger Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot, [629]
Fourrier Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques, 365 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Vosne Romanee
Fourrier Griottes Chambertin Vielle Vignes, [386] Cuvee Duvault Blochet, 70 1997
Roumier Bonnes Mares, 369 Ghislaine Barthod Chambolle Musigny Les Cras, B. Morey Chassagne Montrachet Caillerets, [391]
Roumier Chambolle Musigny les Cras, 372 356 B. Morey Chassagne Montrachet Embrazees, [391]
H. Lignier Clos de la Roche, 367 B. Morey Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot, [391]
Meo Camuzet Echezeaux Les Rouges du Bas, 368 B. Morey Chassagne Montrachet Vide Bourse, [391]

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Drouhin Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche, 352 Guigal La Landonne, [74] Le Clos du Caillou, 162
Guigal La Turque, [80] Les Cailloux Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee
2000 Jaboulet Hermitage, [638] Centenaire Brunel, 156
JN Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet les Caillerets, M. Chapoutier Cote Rotie La Mordoree, [633] M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal Rouge, 158
387 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon, 159
W. Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, 132 1993 Pierre Usseglio & Fils Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee
Guigal La Mouline, [79] de mon Aieul, 180
2002 Guigal La Turque, [80] Pierre Usseglio & Fils Chateauneuf du Pape
B. Morey et Fils Chassagne Montrachet les Reserve des Deux Freres, 184
Embrazees, 90 1994
Comtes Lafon JN Gagnard Batard Montrachet, Guigal La Landonne, [74] 2006
[140] Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape,
J.M. Boillot Puligny Montrache, 131 1995 [572]
W. Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir, 139, Guigal La Landonne, [75] Clos de Papes Chateauneuf du Pape, 270
W. Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Bourgros Cote de Jaboulet Aine La Chappelle, [629] Pierre Usseglio & Fils Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee
Bouguerots, 135 de mon Aieul, 181
W. Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Bourgros, 136 1996
W. Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, 133 Guigal La Landonne, [75] 2007
W. Fevre Chablis Les Preuses, 137 Guigal La Mouline, [79] Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape,
[572]
2004 1997 Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex
Comtes Lafon Meursault, [140] Guigal Hermitage, [627] Machina, 164
Comtes Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Charmes, [140] Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf du Pape La Combe
W. Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, 134 1998 des Fous, 165
W. Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses, 138 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape, 679 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape
Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Speciale, Vielles Vignes, 176
2005 402
Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne, 658 LARGE FORMAT
Vogue Bourgogne Blanc, [374] 2000 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape, 679
Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape,
LARGE FORMAT da Capo, 178 [572]
B. Morey Chassagne Montrachet Caillerets, [391] Guigal Hermitage, 171 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape, 161
B. Morey Chassagne Montrachet Embrazees, 90, Guigal La Landonne, [75]
[391] Guigal La Mouline, [79]
B. Morey Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot, [391] Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape, 403 GERMANY
B. Morey Chassagne Montrachet Vide Bourse,
[391] 2001 1959
JN Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet les Caillerets, Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape, JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr TBA, 532
387 155, [344]*
Rapet Corton Charlemagne, 393 Chateau Grillet (Neyret-Gachet) Vin Blanc, 573 1983
Guigal Hermitage Rouge Ex Voto, 172 Schritz Nietteler Rochusfels Elbling, [533]
Pierre Usseglio & Fils Chateauneuf de Pape
RHONE Reserve des Deux Freres, 182 1985
Friedrich Altenkirch Lorcher Krone Riesling
1983 2003 Kabinett, [533]
Guigal Brune et Blonde, [344]* Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape, 160 Joh. Flick & Son Bornheimer Adelberg Auslese,
Jaboulet Aine, Hermitage La Chappelle, 678 Delas Freres La Landonne, 167 [533]
Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Langwerth von Simmern Kellerei Eltviller Erbacher
1985 Vielles Vignes, 175 Marcobrunn, [533]
JL Chave Hermitage, 339* Guigal Emitage Rouge, Ex Voto, 680
Guigal Hermitage Blanc Ex Voto, 173 1986
1986 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon, 157 Hans Muth Mettenheimer Goldberg Kerner
Guigal La Mouline, 76 Pierre Usseglio & Fils Chateauneuf du Pape Spatlese, [533]
Guigal La Turque, [80] Reserve des Deux Freres, 183
1989
1987 2004 Dr. Burklin Wolf Riesling TBA Rheinpfalz, [647]
Guigal La Mouline, 77 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape cuvee
Guigal La Turque, [80] Reserve, 179
ALSACE
1988 2005
Guigal Brune et Blonde, [344]* Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape, 1999
Guigal La Landonne, [74] [572] Kracher Welschriesling TBA Number 8, [643]
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape, 161
1989 Clos du Caillou Reserve Chateauneuf du Pape, 271 2001
Chapoutier Hermitage La Sizeranne, [344]* Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Deus-Ex Trimbach Riesling Cuvee Frederic Emile 375eme
Guigal La Mouline, [78] Machina, 163 Anniversaire, 186
Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf du Pape La Combe
1990 des Fous, 166
Chapoutier Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne, Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf du Pape LOIRE
[344]* Cuvee de la Reine des Bois, 177
Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve, Guigal La Landonne, 168 1999
681 Guigal La Mouline, 169 P. Delesvaux Coteaux de Layon Selection de
Guigal La Turque, 170 Grains Nobles, 185A
1991 Guigal Hermitage Blanc Ex Voto, 174
Guigal Hermitage, [639] Le Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve

94
2005 1959 Giacosa Barbaresco, 378
Didier Dageneau Pur Sang Fume de Pouilly, 185 Ruffino Chianti Ducale Riserva Pontassieve, [681A] Giacosa Barolo, 379
Nicolas Joly Savennieres Coulee de Serrant Clos Roberto Voerzio La Serra, [279]
de la Coulee de Serrant, [571] 1969 Sassicaia, [645]
Guerrieri Rizzardi Amarone Recioto Della Soldera Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, 380
2008 Valpolicella, [344]*
D. Daguenau Pouilly Fume Silex, [571] 1999
1977 Albino Rocca Barbaresco Vigneto Brich Ronchi,
Tomassi Amarone, [629] 278
MADEIRA Clerico Ciabot Mentin Ginestra Barolo, [275]
1978 Fanti Brunello di Montalcino, 189
1964 Antichi Poderi Marchesi di barolo Riserva, [634] Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Riserva Gran Bussia,
Justino’s Malmsey Madeira, 693A, 494 Vietti Barolo, [344]* 575

1982 2000
SPAIN Ceretto Bricco Rocche Barolo Brunate, 536, 537, Arnaldo Caprai Sagrantino di Montalcino 25th
538 Anniversary, 187
1959 Lungarotti Rubesco, [632] Brunello di Montalcino Altero, [280]
Castillo Ygay Rioja Gran Reserve, [647] Brunello di Montalcino Veldicava, [280]
1985 Gaia & Rey, [629]
1975 Vietti Barolo, [344]* Paolo Scavino Barolo Riserva Rocche
Reserva 904 La Rioja Alta, [637] dell’Annunziata, 197
1988
1985 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino, [344]* 2001
Valdemar Reserve, 540, 539 Vietti Barbera Scarone, [344]* Brunello di Montalcino Siro Pacenti, [280]
Brunello di Montalcino Veldicava, [280]
1989 1989 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del
Vega Sicilia Unico, [641] Gaja Sori San Lorenzo, 82 Falletto di Serralunga d’Alba, 194
Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico, 190, 191
1995 1990 Gaja Barbaresco, 375
Vega Sicilia Tinta Valbuena, [629] Gaja Sori Tilden, 192 Gaja Sori Tildin, 84
Gaja Sperss, 81
1999 1993 La Spinetta Barbera d’Asti Superiore, 198
Dominio de Pingus Pingus, 91 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino, [629] Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Ornellaia, 199
San Vicente Rioja, [629] Mondavi/Frescobaldi Luce Tuscany, [651] Tua Rita Giustro di Notri, 200

2000 1994 2002


Alvaro Palacio L’Ermita, 95 Mondavi/Frescobaldi Luce Tuscany, [651] Casa Alle Vacche Vin Santo del Chianti, [645]
Dominio de Pingus Pingus, 92
Marques de Riscal Reserva Rioja, [645] 1995 2003
Gaja Barbaresco, [344]* Alion, [571]
2001 Gaja Sori San Lorenzo, 545 Gaja Sperss, 546
Aalto P.S., 202 Sassicaia, 547
1996 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Ornellaia, 548
2002 Ceretto Barbaresco Bricco Asili, [272]
Numanthia Termanthia, 96 Ceretto Barbaresco Bruante, 273 2004
Gaja Sori Tildin, 376 Ornellaia Masseto, 85
2003 Mondavi/Frescobaldi Luce Tuscany, [651] Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino, 195
Benjamin Romeo Contador, [210] P. Antico Brunello, [645] Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, 90
El Nido Clio, 206 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Brunate, [279]
Roberto Voerzio La Serra, [279] 2005
2004 Ornellaia Masseto, 86, 87
Aalto P.S., 203 1997
Alion, 576 Albino Rocca Barbaresco Vigneto Brich Ronchi, 2006
Benjamin Romeo Contador, [210] 276 Ornellaia Masseto, 88, 89
Benjamin Romeo La Vina De Andres Romeo Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Antico, [280]
Liende, 211 Brunello di Montalcino Siro Pacenti, [280] LARGE FORMAT
Clos Mogador, 204 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili, [201] Albino Rocca Barbaresco Vigneto Brich Ronchi,
Dominio de Pingus Pingus, 93 Castelgiocondo (Marchesi de’Frescobaldi) Brunello 276, 278
El Nido Clio, 207 di Montalcino Riserva, 188 Ceretto Barbaresco Bricco Asili, [272]
Mas Doix Costers de Vinyes Velles, 205 Ceretto Barbaresco Asili Bernadot, [272] Gaja Sori San Lorenzo, 545
Numanthia Termes, [281] Ceretto Barolo Brunate, 274 Gaja Sperss, 81
Numanthia Termes Numanthia, 208 Clerico Ciabot Mentin Ginestra Barolo, [275] Ornellaia Masseto, 87, 89
Numanthia Termes Termanthia, 209 Gaja Sori Tildin, 83, 377
Gaja Sperss, 193
2005 Gromis (Gaja) Barolo Conteisa Cerequio, [201] SOUTH AMERICA
Dominio de Pingus Pingus, 94 Paolo Scavino Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata
Numanthia Numanthia, [281] Riserva, 196 2004
Roberto Voerzio Barolo Brunate, [279] Catena Zapata Nicloas Catena Zapata, 212
Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Ornellaia, 198A Cousina Macul Lota, 99
ITALY
1998 2005
1952 Albino Rocca Barbaresco Vigneto Nrich Ronchi, Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata, 213
Ruffino Chianti Ducale Riserva Pontassieve, [681A] 277
Clerico Ciabot Mentin Ginestra Barolo, [275]

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AUSTRALIA 2005 1987
Clarendon Hills Piggott Range, 714 Chateau Montelena Napa, [343]*
1980 Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz, 404, 218 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, [345]*
Penfolds Grange, [638] Kalleske Shiraz Greenock, [221]
Massena The 11th Hour Shiraz, 222 1988
1992 Mollydooker Shiraz Carnival of Love, 224 Beaulieu George de Latour Private Reserve, [715]
Three Rivers Dry Grown Shiraz Barossa Valley Rolf Binder Hanisch Shiraz, 214 Chateau Montelena Napa, [343]*
Bushvines, 411 Two Hands Bella’s Garden Shiraz, 226, 227 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, 341*

1995 2006 1989


Penfolds Grange Shiraz, 408 Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz, 220 Chateau Montelena Napa, [343]*
Mollydooker Shiraz Carnival of Love, [224] Silver Oak Bonny’s Vineyard, [281A]
1996 Mollydooker Shiraz Velvet Glove, [224]
Greenock Creek Roennfeldt Road Shiraz, 405 1990
Penfolds Grange, [103] LARGE FORMAT Chateau Montelena Napa, [343]*
Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz, 220 Dominus Estate, 696
1997 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon, [345]*
Torbreck Run Rig, [415] Groth Cabernet Sauvignon, [345]*
Wild Duck Creek Estate Duck Muck Heathcote, CALIFORNIA La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon,
416 [345]*
1974 Pahlmeyer Caldwell Vineyard, [345]*
1998 Heitz Martha’s Vineyard, 105 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz, [345]*
Penfolds Grange, 225 Simi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Vintage Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, [345]*
Yalumba Shiraz The Reserve, [232] Alexander Valley, [633] Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon, [345]*

1999 1978 1991


Penfolds Grange, [103] Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon, [639] Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon,
Stag’s Leap SLV Cabernet Sauvignon, [345]* [345]*
2000 Dominus Estate Napanook Vineyard, 239
Wild Duck Creek Estate Shiraz Duck Much 1979 Dominus Napnook, 697
Heathcote, [417] Opus One, [345]* Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon, [345]*
Heitz Martha’s Vineyard, [345]*
2001 1980 Mondavi Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, [345]*
Chris Ringland (formerly Three Rivers) Shiraz, 704A Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelley Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon, [109]
D’Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm, 216 Meadow, [345]*
Greenock Creek Alices Shiraz, 406 Opus One, 340*, [345]*, [704] 1992
Noon Winery Reserve Shiraz, 407 Red Rock Terrace, [345]* Stag’s Leap Cask 23, [345]*
Penfolds Grange, 101 Chabot Vineyard, [345]*
Philips Integrity, 409 1981 Dominus, 698
Torbreck Descendant, [415] Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Opus One, [345]*
Torbreck Run Rig, 412 [345]* Phelps Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, [345]*
Yalumba Shiraz The Octavius, [232] Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelley Stag’s Leap SLV Cabernet Sauvignon, [345]*
Meadow, [345]*
2002 1993
Clarendon Hills Grenache Romas, 215 1982 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon,
E & E Black Pepper Estate Shiraz, 217 Beaulieu Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, [631] [345]*
Greenock Creek Alices Shiraz, [219] Heitz Martha’s Vineyard, [345]* Chateau Montelena Estate, [343]*
Integrity Shiraz, 410 Opus One, 702, [704] Montelena Estate, [715]
Shirvington McLaren Vale Shiraz, [645] Opus One, [645], [715]
Torbreck Run Rig, 413 1983 Phelps Insignia, [638]
Torbreck The Factor, [415] Opus One, [704] Silver Oak Bonny’s Vineyard, [281A]
Torbreck The Factor Shiraz, 229
Wild Duck Creek Estate Shiraz Duck Much 1984 1994
Heathcote, [417] Chateau Montelena Napa, [343]* Caymus Special Selection Napa Cabernet
Opus One, [704] Sauvignon, [345]*
2003 Pine Ridge Rutherford Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon, Groth Cabernet Sauvignon, [345]*
Greenock Creek Alices Shiraz, [219] [634] Silver Oak Bonny’s Vineyard, [281A]
Greenock Creek Seven Acres Shiraz, 100 Silver Oak Alexander Valley, [634]
Kalleske Shiraz Greenock, [221] Stag’s Leap Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, [345]* 1995
Mitolo Shiraz G.A.M., [223] Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Merlot, [634] Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon,
Mitolo Shiraz Reiver, [223] [345]*
Penfolds Grange, 102 1985 Far Niente, [638]
The Standish Wine Company The Standish Shiraz, Caymus Special Selection Napa Cabernet La Jota Howell Mountain, [344]*
[228] Sauvignon, [345]* Mondavi Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, [345]*
Torbreck Les Amis Grenache, 414 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon, [345]* Montelena Estate, [715]
Torbreck Run Rig, 230 Heitz Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 699 Opus One, [108]
Opus One, 703 Silver Oak Bonny’s Vineyard, [281A]
2004
Mitolo Shiraz G.A.M., [223] 1986 1996
The Standish Wine Company The Relic Shiraz/ Chateau Montelena Napa, [343]* Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon,
Viognier, [228] Heitz Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, [345]*
Torbeck Run Rig Shiraz, [231] [344]* David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon, [345]*
Torbreck Les Amis Grenache, [231] Phelps Insignia, [345]* Mondavi Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, [345]*
Torbreck The Descendant, [231] Stag’s Leap SLV Cabernet Sauvignon, [345]* Opus One, [627]
Torbreck The Factor, [231] Silver Oak Bonny’s Vineyard, [281A]

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Silver Oak Cellars Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, [638] 2000 Sine Qua Non Into the Dark Grenache, [291]
Turley Aida Vineyard Petite Syrah, [712] Caymus Special Selection Napa Cabernet Sine Qua Non Ode to E, [291]
Turley Hayne Vineyard Petite Syrah, [707] Sauvignon, [345]* Sine Qua Non Poker Face, [291]
Turley Whitney Tennessee Vineyard Zinfandel, Shafer Relentless, [259] Sloan, 257
[711] Sine Qua Non In Flagrante Syrah, 284 Staglin Family Vineyards Cabernet, 115
Stag’s Leap Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, [345]*
1997 2005
Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 104 2001 Flowers Pinot Noir Camp Meeting Ridge, [240]
Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Bond Harlan Matriarch, [234] Hundred Acre Ark, 106
Latour, 233 Chappellet Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Kistler Cuvee Cathleen Chardonnay, [354]
Caymus Special Selection, [715] Hill Estate, [259] L’Aventure Estate Cuvee, [244]
David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon Elevation 1147, Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Pax Cellars Cuvee Christine Syrah, [251]
[694B] 236, 237 Pax Cellars Cavee Moriah, [251]
Dominus, [714] David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon Elevation 1147, Pax Cellars The Terraces Alder Springs Vineyard
Harlan Estate, 699A [694B] Syrah, [251]
Jos. Phelps Insignia, 249 Kistler Cuvee Cathleen Chardonnay, [354] Pax Cellars Walker Vine Hill Syrah, [251]
Mondavi Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, [345]* Neiman Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine Ridge Montebello, 255
Mondavi Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, [345]* Caldwell Vineyard, [247] Robert Foley Petite Sirah, [242]
Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, [345]* Newton Chardonnay Unfiltered, [248] Schrader Cellars Beckstoffer CCS To-Kalon
Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Rock Cairn, Plumpjack Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, 250 Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, [256]
[282] Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Schrader Cellars Beckstoffer T6 To-Kaoln Vineyard
Opus One, [108], [627] Reserve, [252] Cabernet Sauvignon, [256]
Shafer Hillside Select, 113 Ramey Jericho Canyon Vineyard, 254 Schrader Cellars Beckstoffer To-Kaoln Vineyard
Silver Oak Bonny’s Vineyard, [281A] Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon, [109] Cabernet Sauvignon, [256]
Turley Aida Vineyard Petite Syrah, [712] Sine Qua Non On Your Toes Syrah, 286 Sine Qua Non Atlantis Fe 203 2A Grenache, [292]
Turley Aida Vineyard Zinfandel, [712] Viader Proprietary Red, [259]
Turley Grist Vineyard Zinfandel, [711] 2006
Turley Hayne Vineyard Petite Syrah, 705 2002 Copain James Berry Vineyard Syrah, 238
Turley Hayne Vineyard Zinfandel, 706 Amuse Bouche Merlot, [353] Kayli Morgan Hundred Acre, 107
Turley Moore ‘Earthquake’ Vineyards Zinfandel, Bond Harlan Matriarch, [234] Kistler Cuvee Cathleen Chardonnay, [354]
[711] Caymus Special Selection, 235 L’Aventure Estate Cuvee, 244
Turley Old Vines Costa County Zinfandel, 708 Kistler Cuvee Cathleen Chardonnay, [354]
Turley Rattlesnake Acres Petite Syrah, [709] Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard, 245 2007
Turley Tofanelli Vineyard Zinfandel, 710 Marcassin Pinot Noir Three Sisters, 246 Amuse Bouche Merlot, [353]
Turley Zinfandel Black Sears Vineyard, [713] Neiman Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine Peter Michael Point Rouge Chardonnay, 355
Turley Zinfandel Duarte Vineyard, [713] Caldwell, [247] Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon, 577, 578
Turley Zinfandel Tofanelli Vineyard, [713] Newton Chardonnay Unfiltered, [248]
Von Strasser Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Opus One, [345]* LARGE FORMAT
Sauvignon, [345]* Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 104
Reserve, [252] Blankiet, [716]
1998 Ramey Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard, 253 David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon Elevation 1147,
Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, [345]* Ridge Monte Bello, [110] 694A
Opus One, [645], [715] Robert Foley Claret, 241 Heitz Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 699
Screaming Eagle, 111 Sine Qua Non Heart Chorea Syrah, 283 Opus One, 340*, [108], [715]
Turley Dogtown Vineyard Zinfandel, [711] Sine Qua Non Just for the Love of it Syrah, 285 Ridge Monte Bello, [110]
Turley Duarte Vineyard, [714] Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon, [109]
Turley Hayne Vineyard Petite Syrah, [707] 2003 Shafer Hillside Select, 113
Turley Hayne Vineyard Zinfandel, [711] DuMOL Pinot Noir Ryan Green Valley, 239A Sine Qua Non In Flagrante Syrah, 284
Turley Old Vines Zinfandel, [711] Heitz Martha’s Vineyard, [715] Staglin Family Vineyards Cabernet, 115
Turley Pringle Family Vineyard, [711] Kistler Cuvee Cathleen Chardonnay, [354]
Turley Rattlesnake Acres Petite Syrah, [709] Kistler McCrea Vineyard Chardonnay, [345]*
L’Aventure Cote-a-Cote Estate, [244] NORTHWEST
1999 Opus One, [345]*
Dominus, [714] Screaming Eagle, 112 1998
Heitz Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Martha’s Sine Qua Non Li’l E Grenache, [290] Quilceda Creek, [714]
Vineyard, 700 Sine Qua Non Papa Syrah, [290]
Heitz Martha’s Vineyard, [714] Sine Qua Non The Inaugural Eleven Confessions 1999
La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon 18th Anniversary, 701 Vineyard Estate Grenache, 289 Archery Summit Pinot Noir Red Hill Estate, [260]
Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Carpenter
Vineyard, [282] 2004 2000
Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Rock Cairn, Amuse Bouche Merlot, [353] Archery Summit Pinot Noir Red Hill Estate, [260]
[282] Beaulieu Georges de Latour, [345]*
Phelp’s Insignia, [715] Blankiet, [716] 2001
Turley Alexander Valley Vineyard 101 Zinfandel, David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon Elevation 1147, Archery Summit Pinot Noir Red Hill Estate, [260]
[711] 694A, [694B]
Turley Dogtown Vineyard Zinfandel, [711] Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill, 2002
Turley Duarte Vineyard, [714] 695 Archery Summit Pinot Noir Red Hill Estate, [260]
Turley Grist Vineyard Zinfandel, [711] Flowers Pinot Noir Camp Meeting Ridge, [240]
Turley Hayne Vineyard Petite Syrah, [707] Kistler Cuvee Cathleen Chardonnay, [354] 2003
Turley Hayne Vineyard Zinfandel, [711] Kistler Vine Hill Vineyard Chardonnay, 243 Sine Qua Non Omega Oregon Pinot Noir, [290]
Turley Moore ‘Earthquake’ Vineyard Zinfandel, Merus Cabernet Sauvignon,[716] Sine Qua Non Omega Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir,
[711] Ridge Monte Bello, [110] 287, 288
Turley Old Vines Zinfandel, [711] Robert Foley Claret, [241], [242]
Turley Pringle Family Vineyard Zinfandel, [711] Shafer Vineyard Hillside Select, 114, [716] 2005
Whitehall Lane Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 258 Sine Qua Non Covert Fingers, [291] Sine Qua Non Over & Out Oregon Pinot Noir, [292]

97
2006 1970
K Vintners Royal City Syrah, [716] Quinta do Noval, [648]

LARGE FORMAT 1975


Sine Qua Non Omega Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir, Quinta do Noval, 688
288
1977
Fonseca, 686
ARMAGNAC Warre, 544

1983
NV
Grahams, [693]
Baron de Lafite Reserve Armagnac
Taylor Fladgate, 543
Taylors Fladgate, [693]
1908 Warres, [693]
Domaine de Jouanda (Robert Poyferre), 516
1985
1910 Dows, [693]
Domaine de Jouanda (Robert Poyferre), 517, 518 Taylor Fladgate, 98
Warre, [496]

1912
1994
Domaine de Jouanda (Robert Poyferre), 519
Cockburn, [693]
Fonseca Vintage, [692]
1919 Grahams, [693]
Domaine de Jouanda (Robert Poyferre) 1919, 520, Quinta do Noval, [689]
521, 522 Taylor Fladgate Vintage, [692]
Warres [693]
1928
1996
Domaine de Jouanda (Robert Poyferre), 523
Quinta do Noval, [647]

1946 1997
Chateau de Ravignon, 524 Quinta do Noval Nacional, 690

1947 2003
Domaine Lasgraves (H et JL Farbos), 511 Quinta do Noval, 691

1949
Domaine Lasgraves (H et JL Farbos), 512, 513,
514

1951
Domaine Lasgraves (H et JL Farbos), 515

PORT

1926
A Pereira du Fonseca Finest Reserve Port, 686A

1937
Quinta do Noval Old Tawny Port, 687

1945
Graham, 541

1948
Graham, 429

1950
Silva Quinta do Noval, 430

1960
Ferreia, [639], [494]

1963
Sandeman, 542
Warre, [496]

1966
Quinta do Noval, [497], [689]
Taylor Fladgate, 97

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Collection of Wines

Your Wines
Lower Falls Wine Co. will endeavor to release or transport your wine to you as quickly as possible. The inherent nature of fine
wine – particularly aged bottles – requires that due care be taken in its storage and transport. We request your partnership in
making sure no harm arises during storage, collection or transportation. We may offer suggestions as to the best course of
action to safeguard your purchase. Fees charged are only to recover associated costs and are not intended to create a profit
center from the act of getting your wines to you.

Pick-up of Wines

Complimentary collection is available by prior arrangement only at:

Lower Falls Wine Co.


2366 Washington Street (Rt. 16)
Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462

Please schedule your pick up by contacting Lauren Collins at Lower Falls Wine Co., 617-332-3000, lcollins@lowerfallswine.com,
or www.lowerfallswine.com, a minimum of seventy-two hours in advance. Full payment of all applicable charges must be received
prior to the release of any goods. Wines will only be released to those over 21 years of age. Proof of age will be required.

Issues with Regard to Transportation

All bidders should make themselves aware of the limitations and restrictions imposed by various states with regard to the
importation of alcoholic beverages which have been purchased at auction and transported into any states jurisdiction. All buyers
have the sole responsibility to research, understand and comply with all permit or license requirements before collection or
transport of purchases occurs. Neither Skinner Inc. nor Lower Falls Wine Co. is responsible for obtaining any permits or licenses
on behalf of any bidder. Lower Falls Wine will facilitate, where able, in the making of arrangements for the buyer on their behalf.
Bidders are strongly urged to understand the individual state statutes with regard to importation prior to participation in any
auction to insure compliance with said statutes.

Local Delivery
Lower Falls Wine Co. will deliver within Metro west Boston at no charge. We will deliver for a fee inside Route 495.
One case, $29
Two to four cases, $19 per case
Five or more cases, $14 per case
Buyers arranging Massachusetts delivery outside of Route 495 should inquire as to the fees for delivery. Deliveries are made
Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Delivery will usually occur within one week of your request. All fees
associated with delivery must be paid in advance of delivery. We reserve the right to (re)package wines if deemed necessary for
a nominal fee. Wines will only be delivered to, and must be signed for by, someone over 21 years of age.

Splits

Any lot that is split for either pick-up or delivery will be subject to a nominal charge.

Storage
Complimentary storage of any purchases will not exceed forty-five days past the auction date. All uncollected lots will be
charged $100 per month (or fraction thereof). Purchases in excess of ten lots will be subject to a fee of a minimum of $250 per
month. Lower Falls Wine Co. will not be liable for wines fourteen (14) days after auction date.

All inquires with regard to collection or delivery should be addressed to Lower Falls Wine Co. at 617-332-3000.

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Skinner, Inc. & Lower Falls Wine Co.
Conditions of Sale – Fine Wines
1. All bidders and buyers of wine must be at least 21 years of age and shall present satisfying legal documentation of this at auction. In
the event the buyer is a partnership or corporate entity, the receiver of the wine shall furnish proof fulfilling this criteria.

2. Some of the lots in this sale are offered subject to a reserve. The reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed upon by the
consignor and Skinner, Inc., below which the lot will not be sold. In most cases, the reserve will be set below the estimated range, but
in no case will it exceed the estimates listed. A representative of Skinner, Inc. will execute such reserves by bidding for the consignor.
In any event, and whether or not a lot is subject to a reserve, Skinner, Inc. and Lower Falls Wine Co. may reject any bid or raise not
commensurate with the value of such lot.

3. All property is sold “as is,” and neither Skinner, Inc. and Lower Falls Wine Co. nor any consignor makes any warranties or
representation or any kind or nature with respect to the property, and in no event shall they be responsible for the correctness, nor
deemed to have made any representation or warranty, or description, genuineness, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture,
source, origin, or condition of the property and no statement made at the sale, or in the bill of sale, or invoice, or in the catalog, or
elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty of representation or an assumption of liability. Prospective buyers are urged to inspect those
lots they have interest in.

4. Except as provided in paragraph 1 above, the highest bidder as determined by Skinner, Inc. shall be the purchaser. In the case of a
disputed bid, the auctioneer shall have sole discretion in determining the purchaser and may also, at his or her election, withdraw the lot
or reoffer the lot for sale. Please note Massachusetts state law requires all purchasers of alcoholic beverages be at least 21 years of age.

5. All merchandise purchased is payable directly to Skinner Inc., and must be paid for the day of the auction. All merchandise must be
removed from Lower Falls Wine Co. within forty five (45) days of the auction, and in no event shall Skinner Inc. or Lower Falls Wine
Co. have any liability for any damage to property left on its premises for more than fourteen (14) days after the sale. Lower Falls Wine
Co. may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly storage fee per lot as determined by Lower Falls Wine Co. (see Collection of
Wines). If any property has not been removed within forty five (45) days from the date of sale, at the option of Skinner, Inc. and Lower
Falls Wine Co. (a) the merchandise may be transferred to and stored at a bonded warehouse and the purchaser agrees to pay all transfer
and storage expenses, and/or (b) Skinner Inc. and Lower Falls Wine Co. may place the merchandise in a subsequent auction, without
Reserve, to be sold to the highest bidder, and after deducting the standard commission and any additional charges that may apply, remit
the proceeds to the purchaser.

6. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, good check, or wire transfers, payable in U.S. dollars. Checks will be acceptable only if credit
has been established with Skinner or if a bank authorization has been received guaranteeing the check. Skinner, Inc. and Lower Falls
Wine Co. reserve the right to hold merchandise purchased until the funds have cleared the bank. The purchaser agrees to pay Skinner
and/or Lower Falls Wine Co. a handling charge of $25.00 for any check dishonored by the drawee.

7. If the purchaser breaches any of its obligations under these Conditions of Sale, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase
price of all items for which it was the highest successful bidder, Skinner Inc. and Lower Falls Wine Co. may exercise all of its rights
and remedies under the law including, without limitation, (a) canceling the sale and applying any payments made by the purchaser to
the damages caused by the purchaser’s breach, and/or (b) offering at public auction, without reserve, any lot or item for which the
purchaser has breached any of its obligations, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price, holding the purchaser liable for
any deficiency plus all costs of sale.

8. In no event will the liability of Skinner, Inc. and Lower Falls Wine Co. to any purchaser with respect to any item exceed the purchase
price actually paid by such purchaser for such item.

9. Lower Falls Wine Co. may, in their discretion and at purchaser’s request, package and arrange for delivery as directed by the
purchaser. In such event, purchaser agrees that (a) all such packaging, handling and delivery is at the sole risk of the purchaser and
that Skinner, Inc. and Lower Falls Wine Co. shall have no liability for any loss or damage to such items, and (b) purchaser shall pay in
advance, all packaging expenses, including labor, materials, carriers fees and all insurance charges. Please arrange seventy-two (72) hours
in advance for collection and delivery.

Purchaser shall make itself aware of the limitations and restrictions imposed by various states in regards to the transportation and
importation of alcoholic beverages and purchaser has the sole responsibility to research and comply with all permit and licensing
requirements. Neither Skinner, Inc. nor Lower Falls Wine Co. shall be responsible for obtaining any permits or licenses on behalf of
purchaser and no sale shall be cancelled or refunded for lack of purchaser’s noncompliance with permitting and licensing issues. (Please
see Collection of Wines)

10. A premium equal to 21.5% of the final bid price up to and including $200,000, plus 10% of the final bid over $200,000, will be
applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price.

11. Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these terms and all other terms printed within, posted, and announced at the time
of sale.

12. All purchases are subject to the Massachusetts 6.25% sales tax unless the purchaser possesses a Massachusetts sales tax exemption
number. Exemption numbers from other states are accepted in Massachusetts if presented with a business card or letterhead. Dealers,
museums, and other qualifying parties can apply for a Massachusetts exemption number prior to the auction by contacting the
Massachusetts Department of Corporations and Taxation at 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02204.

Revised October 2, 2009

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Board of Directors Chairman of the Board - Nancy R. Skinner
Richard Albright
Barnet Fain
Stephen L. Fletcher
Karen M. Keane

Administration President/Chief Executive Officer - Karen M. Keane


Chief Financial Officer - Don Kelly
Executive Vice President - Stephen L. Fletcher
Vice Presidents- Gloria Lieberman, Carol McCaffrey, Kerry Shrives,
Stuart G. Slavid, Stuart P. Whitehurst

Expert American & European Paintings & Prints - Robin S.R. Starr
Assistants: Kathy Wong, Elizabeth C. Haff
Departments American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Stephen L. Fletcher, Martha Hamilton
Assistants: LaGina Austin, Karen Langberg, Chris Barber
American Indian & Ethnographic Art - Douglas Deihl
Asian Works of Art - James F. Callahan
Assistant: Tianyue Jiang
Books & Manuscripts - Stuart P. Whitehurst
Assistant: Sara C. Wishart
Bottles, Flasks & Early Glass - Stephen L. Fletcher
Ceramics - Stuart G. Slavid
Classic Automobiles & Motorcycles - Jane D. Prentiss
Couture - Kerry Shrives
Discovery Sales - Kerry Shrives
Assistants: Garrett J. Sheahan, Harry B. McNabb, Melissa Riebe
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Stuart G. Slavid
Assistants: Stuart P. Whitehurst, Sara C. Wishart
Fine Wines - Marie Keep
SKINNER, INC. Jewelry - Gloria Lieberman
Assistants: John Colasacco, Julie Khouri
Auctioneers and
Appraisers of Antiques Judaica - Kerry Shrives
and Fine Art Modernism: 1896–Present: Art Glass, Pottery, Metalwork & Furniture -
Jane D. Prentiss
63 Park Plaza Museum & Collections Services - Martha Hamilton
Boston, MA 02116 Musical Instruments - David Bonsey
617.350.5400 Oriental Rugs & Carpets - Gary Richards
Fax 617.350.5429 Science, Technology & Clocks - Robert C. Cheney
Assistant: Chris Barber
274 Cedar Hill Street Silver - Stuart G. Slavid
Marlborough, MA 01752 Assistant: Sara C. Wishart
508.970.3000 Toys & Dolls - Kerry Shrives
Fax 508.970.3100 Auctioneers - LaGina Austin, David Bonsey, Robert C. Cheney,
Stephen L. Fletcher, Karen M. Keane, Marie C. Keep, Gloria Lieberman,
www.skinnerinc.com Kerry Shrives, Stuart G. Slavid, Robin S.R. Starr, Laura V. Sweeney,
Stuart P. Whitehurst

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Exhibitions & Marlborough: Warehouse Manager - Jonathan Dowling, 508.970.3280
Property Manager - Samuel Combs, 508.970.3262
Property Distribution
Boston: Kerryn Murphy, 617.874.4329


Property Distribution Manager - Jessica R. Lincoln, 617.874.4308

Finance Department Marlborough: Accounts Receivable - Denise Johnson, 508.970.3269


Accounts Payable - Kathleen Hayes, 508.970.3268
Credit Supervisor - Joe Monteyro, 508.970.3266

Subscriptions Marlborough: Karen Skinner, 508.970.3240

Service Departments Appraisal & Auction Services - Patricia Walker King, Beth Zwicker,
Katharine Holtman, Leah Skowron
Advertising Production - Pamela Van de Houten
Boston Gallery Director - Laura V. Sweeney
Assistant Gallery Director: Paige Lewellyn
Gallery Assistant: Katharine E. Hampson
Catalogue Production - Pamela Van de Houten, Kristina Harrison
Consignment Services - Megan J. Blomgren, Carol Zeigler
Customer Relations - Carol McCaffrey
Institutional Relations - L. Emerson Tuttle
Human Resources - Carol McCaffrey
Information Technology & Internet Auctions - Kerry Shrives
Assistants: Timothy Shaughnessey, Melissa Riebe
Managing Director - Marie C. Keep
Marketing & Public Relations - Catherine Riedel, Karen Skinner,
Katherine Gargolinski
Photographers - Stanley P. Bystrowski, Jeffrey R. Antkowiak
Receptionists - Marlborough: Carol Tran
Boston: Hadley Dinardo
Transportation - Eric Jones
Assistants: Mark McCaffrey, John Williams

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Directions to Skinner’s Boston Gallery/63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA
Telephone: 617-350-5400
From the West:
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to the Prudential/Copley exit located in the Prudential tunnel.
Once on the exit ramp, stay in the right hand lane and follow the signs for Copley.
The ramp exits onto Stuart Street. Drive straight through five sets of lights and take a left onto
Charles Street South. Take your first left off of Charles St. South onto Park Plaza.
Skinner is at 63 Park Plaza, one block up on the right.
From the South:
Take 93-N to Exit 20 for I-90 W toward Worcester. Follow signs for Chinatown/South Station.
Bear left at the fork to continue towards Kneeland Street. Turn left onto Kneeland Street. Kneeland
Street becomes Stuart Street. Turn right onto Charles Street South. Turn left onto Park Plaza.
Skinner is at 63 Park Plaza, one block up on the right.
From Logan Airport:
Take the Ted Williams Tunnel. Take Exit 25 toward South Boston and bear left at the fork in the
ramp. Bear right onto B St. Turn left onto Northern Ave which becomes Seaport Blvd. Turn left
onto Surface Rd. Turn right onto Kneeland Street which becomes Stuart Street. Turn right onto
Charles Street South. Turn left onto Park Plaza.
Skinner is at 63 Park Plaza, one block up on the right.
From the North:
Take I-93 South towards Boston. Take exit 26 towards Storrow Drive.  Merge onto MA-28 South
via the ramp on the left. Turn left onto Beacon Street. Turn right onto Arlington Street. Turn
left onto Boylston Street. Turn right onto Hadassah Way. Skinner is on the right at 63 Park Plaza.

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Asian Works of Art $60 $73

Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets $18 $25

American Indian & Ethnographic Art $60 $73

Fine Books & Manuscripts $30 $36

Toys, Dolls & Collectibles $60 $73

Fine Ceramics $60 $73

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Science & Technology $60 $73

Fine Wines $60 $73

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ma residents 6.25% sales tax

total

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Upcoming Auction
20th Century Furniture & Decorative Arts

Harry Bertoia Spray Sculpture, sale #2531B

Saturday, December 18th, 2010


Boston, MA

For more information, please contact Jane Prentiss at 508.970.3253


or email 20thcentury@skinnerinc.com

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