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New Auction Lots – Imports (KLWines.com)

New Auction Lots – Imports (KLWines.com)

New Auction Lots – Imports (KLWines.com)

Below is a listing of the latest auction lots to go up online at KLWines.com – you can view all lots at www.klwines.com/auctions

France

2000 Angélus, St-Emilion

Current bid (as of October 07, 2015 7:44 PM PST):
$570.00.

Auction Ending on October 13, 2015 5:00 PM PST

1995 Angélus, St-Emilion

$260.00.

Auction Ending on October 08, 2015 7:30 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 1995 Angélus, St-Emilion (95RP, 95WS, 93ST). Wine Spectator: “Crushed berry and dark chocolate. Slightly reserved in the nose. Full-bodied, with loads of layered, velvety tannins. Big, yet refined and beautiful. Long and caressing. Give this time. (Web-2007)”

2010 Angélus, St-Emilion

$310.00.

Auction Ending on October 09, 2015 7:30 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 2010 Angélus, St-Emilion (99JS, 99RP, 97WS, 95ST, 93DC, (91-93WE)). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “This is another magnificent wine. How much fun will it be to have the 2000, 2005, 2009 and 2010 in future tastings to see which vintage comes out on top? They are all candidates that will flirt with perfection, depending on the state of their evolution. The 2010 has a similar color to the 2009, but is perhaps even more opaque, which seems almost impossible. Subtle barbecue smoke, graphite, blackberry liqueur, licorice and chocolate jump from the glass, and the wine hits the palate with a thunderous cascade of sweet, velvety, full-bodied, concentrated black fruits, nice definition from the tannins and decent acidity. The wine has a majestic, multilayered finish that goes on for a minute. This magnificent wine is still frightfully young and still somewhat unformed, but every bit as prodigious as its older sibling, the 2009. Th
is will probably end up evolving on a slig

2001 Arnoux (Lachaux) Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru

$358.00.

Auction Ending on October 09, 2015 7:00 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 2001 Arnoux (Lachaux) Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru ((92-95BH), 93ST, 91WS, 90RP). Allen Meadows – Burghound: ” *Don’t Miss!* This too is reference standard RSV with its wonderfully seductive panoply of spice and fresh crushed herb notes that seamlessly merge with rich, powerful yet refined flavors that pack plenty of punch and length. The length here is simply phenomenal and this is without question the finest wine in the line-up. In short, this is a compelling wine that is endowed with the potential to become a genuinely great wine.” (01/2003)

2009 Auguste Clape Cornas

$345.00.

Auction Ending on October 09, 2015 11:00 AM PST
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2009 Auguste Clape Cornas (99RP, 96WS, 95ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Tasting the 2009 Cornas reminds me of a lyric from the great Who anthem, ‘Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.’ As close to perfect as a Cornas can be, this is the single greatest Cornas I have ever tasted. Its black/purple color is accompanied by notes of blueberry liqueur, blackberries, charcoal, incense, licorice and a subtle notion of smoke. This seamless, full-bodied, exquisitely pure, complex, savory blockbuster is the most remarkable Cornas I have ever tasted. It will hit full maturity in 5-7 years, and should last for 25-30 years thereafter.” (12/2011)

1959 Ausone, St-Emilion

$605.00.

Auction Ending on October 11, 2015 7:00 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 1959 Ausone, St-Emilion. Famed wine cirtic Michael Broadbent rated the 1959 vintage five stars in his book Vintage Wine, saying: “A great vintage. Hugely popular with the British wine trade, proclaimed by the pundits as the ‘vintage of the century’ and très grands vins by the Bordelais…” He awarded the Ausone four stars, with the following review: “Only five notes” when first tasted in 1971 showing well. Then tasting in pairs in 1994, the ’59 has a slight resemblance to Haut-Brion on the nose: mocha, spice, peppery, opening up, ‘cold tea and coffee'; an equally strange flavour, brown paper, autumn leaves. Dry and austere, the ’61 more complete. Most recently, medium deep; autumn leaves again, but very fragrant, opening up richly. This time, it seemed to be extraordinarily sweet and rich, chunky, chewy, still tannic. Last note at the 1er grand cru St-Emilion dinner, June 1997. A very goo
d Ausone.”

2001 Ausone, St-Emilion

Starting bid (as of October 07, 2015 7:44 PM PST):
$1,200.00.

Auction Ending on October 13, 2015 6:00 PM PST
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2001 Ausone, St-Emilion (98RP, 95WS, 93ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2001 Ausone has put on even more weight than I anticipated. The ‘wine of the vintage,’ this inky/purple-colored 2001 boasts a provocative, floral perfume of crushed stones, raspberries, blackberries, creme de cassis, licorice, and smoke. What makes it so sensational are the layers of flavor and nuances that unfold as the wine sits in the glass as well as on the palate. This is an extraordinarily intense effort, but remarkably elegant and well-balanced. It ideally needs another decade of cellaring; it should last for 4-5 decades! Alain Vauthier is a perfectionist, which is evidenced by what he has produced over the last half dozen vintages at Ausone. Kudos to readers lucky enough to find a bottle or two … and live long enough to enjoy them in their prime. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2050+. (RP)” (06/2004)

2006 Bernard Dugat-Py Gevrey-Chambertin “Les Evocelles”

$80.00.

Auction Ending on October 10, 2015 1:30 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 2006 Bernard Dugat-Py Gevrey-Chambertin “Les Evocelles” (92RP). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Combining ethereal distilled cherry and black raspberry essence with the bitter-edged fresh manifestation of tiny, ripe berries, this offers sappy richness and tenacity yet at the same time vivacity and lift. Chalk, iodine, and a mysteriously crystalline sense of minerality offer a dynamic interplay with the fruit, while ultra-fine tannins enable a seductively satiny texture. (This was half vendange entier, incidentally.) It’s hard, frankly, to imagine this going through a bad spell, but I would not hesitate to consider following it for a decade. ” (12/2009)

2006 Bernard Dugat-Py Mazoyères-Chambertin Grand Cru

$440.00.

Auction Ending on October 13, 2015 5:30 PM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2006 Bernard Dugat-Py Mazoyères-Chambertin Grand Cru (95BH, 94RP, (92-94ST)). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “Deeply colored. A completely different expression compared to the Charmes as here the nose is very gamy with notes of underbrush, leather, spice, smoke and dark berry fruit that is in keeping with the intensely earthy, textured, pure and serious sleekly muscled flavors that are powerful and more obviously structured if also slightly rustic and animale in character while finishing with moderate austerity. This offers a distinctly different personality and trades the greater refinement of the Charmes for more size and weight. A qualitative choice of two wines with very different personalities.” (01/2009)

2010 Billaud-Simon Chablis “Les Preuses” Grand Cru

$275.00.

Auction Ending on October 10, 2015 7:00 PM PST
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2010 Billaud-Simon Chablis “Les Preuses” Grand Cru (96BH, 95AG). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “This sports a classic Chablis nose with plenty of oyster shell and iodine nuances to the elegant and very pure green fruit, floral and citrus aromas. There is a highly attractive texture to the silky mouth feel of the detailed and mineral-driven medium-bodied flavors that are more about harmony and finesse than power, all wrapped in a perfectly balanced, bone dry and hugely lingering finish. An absolute stunner of a Preuses that should age beautifully and one of the wines of the 2010 vintage.” (09/2012)

2007 Boisson-Vadot Meursault 1er Cru “Les Chevalières”

$200.00.
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2007 Boisson-Vadot Meursault 1er Cru “Les Chevalières” (90ST). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Medium yellow. Captivating, high-pitched nose combines lemon, white peach, powdered stone, smoke, flint and iodine. Then broad, dense and sweet but with brisk acids, a pungent crushed stone element and strong extract keeping the mid-palate under wraps today. Silky and quite full for the year but with firm acid/mineral spine giving this wine real grip. Finishes long and quite refined. A lovely 2007 for cellaring.” (09/2010)

0 Bollinger “Special Cuvée” Brut Champagne

$270.00.

Auction Ending on October 09, 2015 9:00 AM PST
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of Bollinger “Special Cuvée” Brut Champagne (93BH, 93W&S, 93WS, 92JS, 92WE, 91RP, 90AG). Wine Spectator: “Like a fine tapestry, this weaves rich flavors of blackberry tart, lemon parfait, graphite and toasted almond together on the creamy palate. Finely honed acidity creates a vibrant thread throughout. Drink now through 2022.” (11/2014)

2000 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

$110.00.

Auction Ending on October 10, 2015 3:00 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 2000 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (95WS, 94RP, 92BH). Wine Spectator: ” *Top 100 Wines of 2003* Beautiful white Burgundy, incredibly ripe yet very pure and showing lovely mineral character. Some toasted oak, but mostly ripe pear, tropical and lime notes. Full-bodied, it sings on the palate to a long, long juicy and sweet finish.” (05/2003)

1996 Bouchard Pere & Fils Bonnes Mares Grand Cru

$480.00.

Auction Ending on October 14, 2015 6:00 PM PST
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 1996 Bouchard Pere & Fils Bonnes Mares Grand Cru (90WS). Wine Spectator: “Very tough, impenetrable at this early stage, showing an unusually hard edge for a ’96. But as uncompromising as it is, you have to admire the terroir. Tastes of mineral, earth, iron, smoked bacon, coats the palate with rich but extremely firm tannins. Should be a beauty with age; will perhaps rate much higher at its peak. Serious winemaking at work. ” (09/1998)

2004 Bouchard Pere et Fils Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru “La Cabotte”

$510.00.
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2004 Bouchard Pere et Fils Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru “La Cabotte” ((93-96BH), 96WE, 94ST). Wine Enthusiast: “This comes from high up in the Chevalier-Montrachet vineyard, from vines surrounding a small workers shed, the “cabotte.” It is the better of the two bottlings from this vineyard by Bouchard, although “better” here is like differentiating between two stars on top form. It has great poise, so although the richness is there, it is shot through with acidity and citric flavors that underline the huge, ripe fruit. Age for 10 years for best results.” (12/2006)

2009 Bruno Clavelier “Les Rognet” Corton Vieilles Vignes

$400.00.

Auction Ending on October 14, 2015 5:00 PM PST
Bid on this 5-bottle lot of 2009 Bruno Clavelier “Les Rognet” Corton Vieilles Vignes (96WS, 92ST). Wine Spectator: “A super Corton, this boasts wild berry, macerated cherry and chalky, mineral flavors. Intense and succulent, with a silky texture and terrific energy that keep it vibrant through the long, long finish, where the tannins and mineral vie for attention. Best from 2015 through 2030.” (02/2012)

2008 Bruno Clavelier Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts Vieilles Vignes

$330.00.
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Bruno Clavelier Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts Vieilles Vignes (93ST, (90-92BH), 90WS). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Medium red. Reticent, precise aromas of black cherry, crushed stone, wild herbs and licorice; grew more complex and perfumed as it opened in the glass. Sweet and firm on entry, then fresh and aromatic in the mouth, with strong cherry and raspberry fruit supported by a solid spine of tannins and acids. Finishes sweet and long. Seduces already with its perfume but this is built to age. Vincent Clavelier noted that he sorts both in the vines and on a vibrating table, and that a lot of small green berries fell out on the table in 2008.” (03/2011)

2000 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe (1.5L)

$195.00.

Auction Ending on October 09, 2015 2:30 PM PST
Bid on this magnum of 2000 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe (1.5L) (93WE, 93WS, 91RP, 90ST). Wine Spectator: “Lovely berry, spice and leather aromas follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate, with firm and silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. A harmonious wine.” (03/2003)

2006 Camille Giroud Chambertin Grand Cru

$300.00.

Auction Ending on October 11, 2015 6:30 PM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2006 Camille Giroud Chambertin Grand Cru ((91-93BH), (89-92ST), (89-90RP), 90WS). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “A serious, backward and brooding nose reluctantly gives up hints of very earthy dark pinot fruit nuanced by a distinct animale hint that merges into broad-shouldered flavors that offer excellent volume and concentration that finishes with just a hint of dryness and plenty of minerality. The dryness should round out in time as there is no associated sense of astringency.” (04/2008)

2006 Camille Giroud Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru

$70.00.

Auction Ending on October 14, 2015 1:30 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 2006 Camille Giroud Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru ((90-92BH), 92ST, (89-90RP), 90WS). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Bright, dark red. Sexy, wild aromas of smoked meat, dried flowers and underbrush; very expressive today. Then broad, plush and silky, with impressive volume to the red and dark fruit flavors. This seamless, high-toned wine boasts serious stuffing and finishes sweet and long, with fine-grained tannins and a complete absence of hard edges. Gives the impression of a wine that will never close down in bottle. (ST)” (04/2009) Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Bright, dark red. Sexy, wild aromas of smoked meat, dried flowers and underbrush; very expressive today. Then broad, plush and silky, with impressive volume to the red and dark fruit flavors. This seamless, high-toned wine boasts serious stuffing and finishes sweet and long, with fine-grained tannins and a complete absenc

2009 Chandon de Briailles Volnay 1er Cru “Les Caillerets”

$290.00.

Auction Ending on October 08, 2015 1:30 PM PST
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2009 Chandon de Briailles Volnay 1er Cru “Les Caillerets” ((91-94BH), 92ST). Allen Meadows – Burghound: ” *Sweet Spot Outstanding* An extremely ripe nose combines spiced plum, floral, mineral and prune notes that lead to attractively textured, suave, supple and utterly delicious medium-bodied flavors blessed with seemingly endless reserves of extract that buffer the firm tannic spine on the long and serious finish. I very much like the underlying sense of tension and this should be most impressive in 10 to 15 years. Note that this is not a classic Caillerets as it’s exceptionally ripe.” (05/2011)

1999 Chapoutier “Le Pavillon” Ermitage (OWC)

$720.00.

Auction Ending on October 12, 2015 7:30 PM PST
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 1999 Chapoutier “Le Pavillon” Ermitage (OWC – (95-98RP), 93ST, 92WS) in original wood. 95-98 points Robert Parker: “The opaque inky-colored 1999 Ermitage Le Pavillon (it actually smells of ink) is fresh yet powerful, thick yet not heavy, full-bodied, and bigger than life, with exquisite concentration and depth. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2040.” (02/01) Also got 93 points from Tanzer and 92 from the Wine Spectator.

2011 Charles Joguet “Cuvee de la Cure” Chinon

$180.00.

Auction Ending on October 10, 2015 9:00 AM PST
Bid on this 12-bottle lot of 2011 Charles Joguet “Cuvee de la Cure” Chinon. Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Bright purple. Pungent aromas of blackberry, cherry, dried flowers and graphite. Pure, juicy and on the tight side, currently showing more vibrancy than sweetness or flesh. With its vivid, focused fruit, this cabernet franc finishes with good clarity and tangy persistence. Reminiscent of the Petites Roches, but with more richness and length.” (12/2014)

2011 Charles Joguet “Les Varennes du Grand Clos” Chinon

$217.00.

Auction Ending on October 12, 2015 9:00 AM PST
Bid on this 12-bottle lot of 2011 Charles Joguet “Les Varennes du Grand Clos” Chinon (91AG). Antonio Galloni: “Deep ruby with a black core. Seductive perfume of baked plum, hazelnut and incense. Velvety in texture and quite expansive, this is clearly the product of a warm vintage, offering a rich, sweet raspberry flavor and a touch of candied rose on the palate. Still compact and almost monolithic, with spicy notes resonating on the focused, strikingly persistent finish.” (12/2014)

2005 Château d’Arsac “The Winemakers’ Collection: Michel Rolland Cuvée No. 1″ Haut-Medoc

Auction Ending on October 08, 2015 11:00 AM PST
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2005 Château d’Arsac “The Winemakers’ Collection: Michel Rolland Cuvée No. 1″ Haut-Medoc (93RP). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “This is the first release of a special project of Jeremy Renard and the proprietor of Chateau d’Arsac in Margaux. Under Renard’s guidance, each year a single vineyard parcel from Chateau d’Arsac is completely controlled by a single, world-renowned winemaker. Michel Rolland launched the project, and he has been followed by other luminaries in the wine world. Rolland had the good fortune to benefit from an excellent vintage, and the result is a 5,000-case lot of sensational wine. The 2005 possesses a forward, voluptuous style, so it will have early appeal, but don’t discount its potential to last 15-20 years. It offers a dense ruby/purple hue along with a smoky perfume of sweet cherries, blackberries, roasted coffee, and a hint of tobacco leaf. There is a seamless
integration of acidity, tannin, and wood in this complete, full-bodie

2001 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L)

$560.00.
Bid on this 4-magnum lot of 2001 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L) (96RP, 93ST, 93WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Beaucastel has been on a terrific qualitative roll over the last four vintages, and the 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape (which Francois Perrin feels is similar to the 1990, although I don’t see that as of yet) is a 15,000-case blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, and the balance split among the other permitted varietals of the appellation. This inky/ruby/purple-colored cuvee offers a classic Beaucastel bouquet of new saddle leather, cigar smoke, roasted herbs, black truffles, underbrush, and blackberry as well as cherry fruit. It is a superb, earthy expression of this Mourvedre-dominated cuvee. (RP)” (02/2004)

1985 Château Rayas “Réservé” Châteauneuf-du-Pape

$900.00.

Auction Ending on October 09, 2015 5:00 PM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1985 Château Rayas “Réservé” Châteauneuf-du-Pape (96AG, 93RP, 93WS). Antonio Galloni: “I was blown away by the 1985 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A wine that continued to improve in the glass, it was richly-textured and opulent, with expansive fruit that lingered on the palate for an eternity. It came across as incredibly youthful, in fact I would have never pegged it for a 22 year old wine had I tasted it blind. (AG)” (08/2007)

1989 Chave Hermitage

$365.00.

Auction Ending on October 10, 2015 6:00 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 1989 Chave Hermitage (96RP). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Similar in style to the ’95, with its masculine, firm profile, the 1989 Hermitage offers a full-bodied, rich and concentrated feel to go with plenty of ripe black fruits, toasted spice, mint and roasted herbs. From a scorching hot, dry year, it has fabulous concentration, a deep, layered texture and a blockbuster style. Enjoy bottles anytime over the coming decade. (JD)” (08/2014)

2010 Cheval Blanc, St-Emilion

$2,600.00.

Auction Ending on October 12, 2015 5:30 PM PST
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2010 Cheval Blanc, St-Emilion (100JS, 100RP, 100WE, 98WS, 95ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2010 is one of the most impressive two-year-old Cheval Blancs I have tasted in 34 years in this profession. The final blend of 54% Cabernet Franc and 46% Merlot has the tell-tale berry/floral nose with subtle hints of menthol, blueberry, raspberry and flowers in addition to some forest floor and a delicate touch of lead pencil shavings. The wine exhibits more structure and density than it did from barrel, and it was already remarkable then. The foresty/floral notes seem to linger and linger in this surprisingly full-bodied, powerful Cheval Blanc, yet it possesses a very healthy pH that should ensure enormous longevity. Dense purple in color, and a bigger, richer wine than usual, this is one Cheval Blanc that will probably need a decade of cellaring. I like the description from the estate’s administrator, Pierre Lurto
n, who said it tasted like “liquid cashmere

2010 Chimère (Sine Qua Non) Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L) (OWC)

$1,715.00.
Bid on this magnum of 2010 Chimère (Sine Qua Non) Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L) (OWC – 98RP, (93-95ST)) in original wood. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Another amazing offering is the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Chimere, a blend of 93% Mourvedre, 5% Grenache and the rest white varietals. Packaged in a distinctive Italian glass bottle, this inky/purple-colored 2010 exhibits notes of blueberries, charcoal, roasted herbs and scorched earth. The complex aromas are followed by a full-bodied, super intense, young, unevolved wine that was bottled April 26, 2012, but still resembles a barrel sample. As the wine sits in the glass, aromas of blueberries, licorice and graphite emerge. While the tannins are sweet, they are abundant. This remarkable effort came from one 300-liter foudre. Forget it for 4-5 years and drink it over the following 3 decades. By the way, it is about 16% natural alcohol so it is actually less powerful than the 2011. Kudos to Manfred
Krankl, Pascal and Vincent Maurel, and Phil

2012 Chimère (Sine Qua Non) Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L) (OWC)

$1,865.00.

Auction Ending on October 13, 2015 7:00 PM PST
Bid on this magnum of 2012 Chimère (Sine Qua Non) Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L) (OWC – 99RP) in original wood. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “We finished the tasting with the inky-purple 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape. A cellar selection by Manfred Krankl (of Sine Qua Non) of mostly Mourvedre, yet with a splash of Grenache and even some white varieties, it was aged in two new 300-liter French oak barrels before being bottled (in magnum only) unfined and unfiltered. It’s a massive, masculine and structured Chateauneuf du Pape that needs to be tasted to be believed. Cassis, creamy licorice, jammy blackberry and crushed flowers are only a few of the nuances here, and it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, incredible mid-palate depth and a blockbuster finish that just won’t quit. The level of concentration here surpasses just about every other wine in the vintage, and yet it never seems heavy, cumbersome or over-the-top. Give it 4-5 years and
drink this spectacular effort over the following

2009 Claude Dugat Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St. Jacques

$925.00.
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2009 Claude Dugat Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St. Jacques (92ST, 91BH). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Deep red with ruby highlights. Very ripe flavors and aromas of black cherry, black raspberry, licorice, dark chocolate and menthol. Big, rich, sweet and stuffed with fruit. Not the last word in definition, but this big boy saturates every square millimeter of the palate. In a big, rather masculine style, finishing with excellent length and nice lift for the year.” (03/2012)

1976 Clerc Milon, Pauillac

$100.00.

Auction Ending on October 14, 2015 3:30 PM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1976 Clerc Milon, Pauillac. In 1970 the underachieving fifth growth Clerc Milon was purchased by Baron Philippe de Rothschild, a watershed occasion for the estate, which had been producing medocre wines at best. Strange that the wines weren’t always spectacular, if you consider that the vineyards of Clerc Milon lay sandwiched between Mouton and Lafite. Well, by the mid to late 70s, Rothschild had turned around this venerable estate. This represents a considerable value in mature Bordeaux.

2003 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac

Auction Ending on October 10, 2015 10:30 AM PST
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2003 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac (93JS, 93WS, 91RP, 90ST). Wine Spectator: “Loads of licorice and currants follow through to a full-bodied palate, with lots of refined tannins and a long, long finish. This is very structured and layered. Beauty. Better than the 2000. Best after 2010.” (03/2006)

2003 & 2007 Climens, Barsac Tasting Lot

$160.00.

Auction Ending on October 09, 2015 2:00 PM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2003 & 2007 Climens, Barsac Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 2003 Climens, Barsac (97RP, 96WS, 92ST) and 1-bottle of 2007 Climens, Barsac (98RP, 98WE, 94ST, 93WS). Of the 2007 Climens, Barsac,Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate writes: “Tasted single blind against its peers. Chateau Climens always tends to go into its shell after bottling, which is probably why I was not dishing out an even higher score to this still, spellbinding Barsac. The 2007 is endowed with a lovely bouquet: very pure with honey, a touch of orange-blossom and a touch of quince. The palate is very well-balanced with great purity and a dash of spice as well as a lovely viscous, botrytis-laden finish that possesses awesome weight and persistency. This is a slice of heaven in a glass, but it definitely needs time to reveal its true potential. (NM)” (02/2012)

1989 Climens, Barsac

$280.00.

Auction Ending on October 11, 2015 6:00 PM PST
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 1989 Climens, Barsac (96ST, 93WS, 90RP). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Green-tinged straw color. Initially less expressive nose opened to show floral, herbal and vanillin notes as well as a pungent minerally quality. Very sweet but very suave, with fresh but perfectly integrated acidity serving to frame and intensify the superb, mineral-and-citric fruit. Can’t match the ’90 for pure size and power but the harmoniousness of this wine is truly striking. Very, very long and subtle on the aftertaste. A great Climens. I underrated this wine in its early days, as it was overshadowed by the more powerful, more phenolic ’90.” (08/1998)

1999 Climens, Barsac (375ml)

Auction Ending on October 08, 2015 12:00 PM PST
Bid on this 12-half-bottle lot of 1999 Climens, Barsac (375ml) (91ST). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Pale color. Cool, perfumed aromas of lemon ice, licorice, and spicy, vanillin oak. Tightly wound, even lean, yet one senses the density of material beneath the wine new oak component. Very firmly built and stylish but a bit youthfully edgy today. Finishes with late notes of vanilla and honey.” (07/2002)

2000 Clinet, Pomerol

Auction Ending on October 13, 2015 6:30 PM PST
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2000 Clinet, Pomerol (96WS, 93RP, 90ST). Wine Spectator: “Chocolate and berry, with mineral and cream. Full-bodied, with a wonderful velvety, caressing texture and a long, long finish. Wonderfully balanced and generous. Best Clinet I have ever tasted. Best after 2010.” (03/2003)

1995 Clinet, Pomerol (1.5L)

$520.00.

Auction Ending on October 14, 2015 6:30 PM PST
Bid on this 2-magnum lot of 1995 Clinet, Pomerol (1.5L) (96RP, 94ST, 92WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Another extraordinary wine made in a backward vin de garde style, the 1995 Clinet represents the essence of Pomerol. The blackberry, cassis liqueur-like fruit of this wine is awesome. The color is saturated black/purple, and the wine extremely full-bodied and powerful with layers of glycerin-imbued fruit, massive richness, plenty of licorice, blackberry, and cassis flavors, full body, and a thick, unctuous texture. This is a dense, impressive offering from administrator Jean-Michel Arcaute. (RP)” (02/1998)

2005 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2004 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L)

$120.00.

Auction Ending on October 14, 2015 1:00 PM PST
Bid on this magnum of 2004 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L) (96WS, 95RP, 94ST). Wine Spectator: ” *Highly Recommended, Ranked #11, Top 100 of 2006* Amazingly refined, with a pure, silky current of raspberry ganache and cassis flavors that glides along supple tannins. Hints of mocha, mineral and garrigue check in on the long, pure finish. Has serious structure for the long haul. All about balance and finesse. Drink now through 2030.” (11/2006)

2000 Clos du Marquis, St-Julien

$50.00.

Auction Ending on October 14, 2015 3:00 PM PST

2000 Clos l’Eglise, Pomerol

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2000 Clos l’Eglise, Pomerol (96RP, 94WS, 93ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Seven years ago I said this was a monumental wine, and at two different recent tastings, it was a true star of the vintage. Its stunning dark plum color offers up notes of caramelized red and black fruits, toffee, smoke, Asian plum sauce, sweet cherries, chocolate, and espresso. Its spectacular aromatics do not disappoint on the palate, as this multi-dimensional, highly complex, opulent wine seems to have hit a magical point in its evolution. Full-bodied, and concentrated, there is no issue with drinking this dazzling effort now, but those who own it can certainly cellar it for another 15 or more years. Bravo!” (06/2010)

2007 Clos Saint-Jean “Vieilles Vignes” Châteauneuf-du-Pape

$165.00.

Auction Ending on October 11, 2015 11:30 AM PST
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2007 Clos Saint-Jean “Vieilles Vignes” Châteauneuf-du-Pape (96RP, 91ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The special selection for American importer Peter Weygandt, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes, ratchets up the level of succulence, juiciness, and opulence. It is a fabulous, compelling effort of multiple dimensions. Classic aromas and flavors of licorice, kirsch liqueur, balsam wood, and lavender are found in this enormously full-bodied wine along with unreal concentration and perfect balance. This astonishing effort should drink well for 20+ years.” (10/2009)

1949 Cos d’Estournel, St-Estephe

2001 Cos d’Estournel, St-Estèphe

$220.00.

Auction Ending on October 13, 2015 12:00 PM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2001 Cos d’Estournel, St-Estèphe (94WS, 93RP, 92ST). Wine Spectator: “*Top 100 Wines of 2004* Wonderful spice and currant aromas to this young wine. Full-bodied, with super well-integrated, refined tannins. Long caressing finish. This is very, very silky. Just like from barrel. Cos is on top of it now.” (03/2004)

2000 Cos d’Estournel, St-Estèphe

Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2000 Cos d’Estournel, St-Estèphe (96WS, 95JS, 94W&S, 94WE, 91RP, 90ST). Wine Spectator: “*#2 on the Top 100 Wines of 2003, Collectibles* Absolutely gorgeous on the nose, with currants, blackberries and freshly cut flowers. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a solid core of fruit. This goes on and on on the palate. The essence of class and refinement. Relatively good value, considering the superb quality. No better Cos since 1989. Best after 2010. ” (03/2003)

1996 Cos d’Estournel, St-Estèphe

$375.00.

Auction Ending on October 10, 2015 6:30 PM PST
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 1996 Cos d’Estournel, St-Estèphe (94ST, 93RP, 90WS). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Saturated deep ruby. Ineffable aromas of black fruits, minerals, licorice and Havana tobacco. Rich, dense and thick; powerful but harmonious. Layered texture over a strong backbone. Very long on the palate, with thoroughly ripe, noble cabernet tannins. Superb.” (06/1999)

0 Deutz “Brut Classic” Champagne

$185.00.
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of Deutz “Brut Classic” Champagne (91WS, 90ST). Wine Spectator: “Firm and focused, with a mouthwatering palate of poached pear and berry, lemon curd, pastry cream and a pronounced streak of smoky minerality that lingers on the finish. Drink now through 2019.” (11/2014)

1996 Didier Dagueneau “Pur Sang” Pouilly-Fumé

$62.00.

Auction Ending on October 11, 2015 3:00 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 1996 Didier Dagueneau “Pur Sang” Pouilly-Fumé (94WS). Wine Spectator: ” *Highly Recommended and Top 100 Wines of 1998* Extraordinary in its richness, definition and depth, this Loire white is seamless and powerful, offering aromas and flavors of ripe melon, coconut, smoke, mineral and herb that will add dimensions of flavor to any dish. Delicious, from a rising star in the region.” (02/1998)

1996 Didier Dagueneau “Silex” Pouilly-Fumé

Auction Ending on October 13, 2015 1:00 PM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1996 Didier Dagueneau “Silex” Pouilly-Fumé (93WS). Wine Spectator: “Bold and ripe, offering powerful fruit flavors of melon, pineapple and fig, with notes of honey, vanilla and spice, kept lively by a vivid core of citrusy acidity. Rich yet harmonious, and food-friendly.” (02/1998)

1993 Didier Dagueneau “Silex” Pouilly-Fumé

$155.00.

Auction Ending on October 12, 2015 12:30 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 1993 Didier Dagueneau “Silex” Pouilly-Fumé .

2007 Digioia Royer Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Groseilles

$350.00.
Bid on this 5-bottle lot of 2007 Digioia Royer Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Groseilles.

2000 d’Issan, Margaux (1.5L)

$150.00.
Bid on this magnum of 2000 d’Issan, Margaux (1.5L) (93RP). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Fully mature, the 2000 D’Issan is a quintessentially elegant, yet concentrated, aristocratic Margaux that defines the appellation. The wine has a dark ruby/purple color just beginning to lighten at the edge. Notes of charcoal, acacia flowers, black raspberries, and blue fruits are followed by a medium to full-bodied wine that builds incrementally on the palate. With its outstanding purity, richness, elegance and length, this is a beauty that has reached its window of maturity, where it should stay for another 15 or more years. (RP)” (06/2010)

1998 Domaine Arlaud Clos-St-Denis Grand Cru

$202.00.

Auction Ending on October 08, 2015 3:00 PM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1998 Domaine Arlaud Clos-St-Denis Grand Cru.

2005 Domaine Arlaud Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Combottes”

$320.00.

Auction Ending on October 10, 2015 7:30 PM PST
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2005 Domaine Arlaud Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Combottes” (92BH, (91-92RP)). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2005 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Combottes (from old vines prone to millerandage) smells of candied cherries and catnip, and offers pungency and grip as well as creaminess of texture on the palate despite having been recently racked and blended. There is a depth of fruit and meaty character that goes beyond the preceding wines, culminating in an exuberant, extroverted finish of spiced cherry, cranberry and herbal concentration. I would check on this again in 5-7 years. (DS)” (04/2007)

1996 Domaine Armand Rousseau Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru

$1,000.00.
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 1996 Domaine Armand Rousseau Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “This ruby-colored wine displays a tight nose of kirsch, black cherries, and rosemary, followed by a medium-to-full-bodied, masculine, structured, and unyielding personality. Flavors of blackberries, minerals, and stones are found in this firm, velvety-textured, and persistent wine. (PR)” (08/1998)

2004 Domaine Armand Rousseau Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru “Clos des Ruchottes”

$170.00.

Auction Ending on October 11, 2015 4:00 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 2004 Domaine Armand Rousseau Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru “Clos des Ruchottes” (91BH, 90ST). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “A deeply pitched nose of earth, violets, herbs and truffles trimmed in a subtle touch of wood spice leads to cool, classy and refined middle weight flavors underpinned by a firm minerality that gives both lift and punch to the sparkling finish. There is real energy here and dazzling length and while it’s by no means a big wine, it is an admirably harmonious and pure example.” (01/2007)

2011 Arnaud Ente Meursault

$115.00.
Bid on this bottle of 2011 Arnaud Ente Meursault. Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Pale straw-yellow. Oily citrus fruits and spicy high tones on the nose. The palate offers lovely clarity and elegance, with a flavor of crystallized lemon further sharpened by penetrating acidity. Not particularly pliant today but intensely flavored and very persistent. ” (09/2013) Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Pale straw-yellow. Oily citrus fruits and spicy high tones on the nose. The palate offers lovely clarity and elegance, with a flavor of crystallized lemon further sharpened by penetrating acidity. Not particularly pliant today but intensely flavored and very persistent. ” (09/2013)

2011 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas

$206.00.

Auction Ending on October 11, 2015 9:00 AM PST
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2011 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas (96WS, 95RP, 93ST). Wine Spectator: “Densely packed, with fine, juicy acidity running throughout, this sports intense boysenberry and raspberry fruit along with plenty of bramble, black pepper and chalk notes, grounded in terroir and exhibiting good cut. Shows a lovely echo of tar and chestnut leaf through the finish. Best from 2016 through 2029.” (10/2014)

2010 Domaine Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Les Corbeaux” Vieilles Vignes

$210.00.

Auction Ending on October 14, 2015 2:00 PM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2010 Domaine Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Les Corbeaux” Vieilles Vignes ((91-93BH), (91-93RP)). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2010 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Corbeaux comes across as cool, inward and virile. It possesses stunning mid-palate presence and depth. Layers of black cherry, blackberry, spices and graphite emerge on the intense, palate-staining finish. Here, too, it is the energy and textural breadth that set the wine apart. This parcel was planted in 1920. I can’t wait to taste the Corbeaux in bottle. (AG)” (02/2012)

2006 Domaine Beaurenard “Cuvée Boisrenard” Châteauneuf-du-Pape

$255.00.

Auction Ending on October 08, 2015 9:00 AM PST
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2006 Domaine Beaurenard “Cuvée Boisrenard” Châteauneuf-du-Pape (94WS, 92RP, 91ST). Wine Spectator: “Gorgeous aromas of warm cocoa, mesquite and fig sauce are followed by a rich, silky palate that lets dark fruit, graphite, Turkish coffee and bittersweet cocoa run through the lengthy finish. This is not shy about its toast, but it’s well-integrated. Best from 2010 through 2028. 60 cases imported.” (11/2008)

1978 Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils Volnay-Champans 1er-Cru

$130.00.

Auction Ending on October 12, 2015 4:00 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 1978 Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils Volnay-Champans 1er-Cru.

2009 Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru

Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2009 Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru ((91-94BH), 91W&S). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “Strong reduction blocks the nose though there is plenty of energy and punch to the detailed, powerful and lightly mineral-driven flavors that possess both good size and solid weight, especially on the vibrant, balanced and seriously persistent finish. There is fine depth of material here and while this is somewhat awkward today, I see no reason why this shouldn’t be excellent in time.” (05/2011)

2000 Chablis Tasting Lot

$85.00.

Auction Ending on October 11, 2015 3:30 PM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2000 Chablis Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 2000 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Bougros “Côte de Bouguerots” (95BH, 93ST, 92RP) and 1-bottle of 2000 Domaine Brocard Chablis Grand Cru “Les Clos” (93WS, 92BH). Of the 2000 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Bougros “Côte de Bouguerots”,Allen Meadows – Burghound writes: “The wines of Bougros can often be a bit rude and rustic but the purity and precision are even a notch up from the stunning Valmur. Very linear and powerful aromas introduce magnificently precise, taut, edgy, muscular flavors yet somehow, this remains understated and completely in harmony. This builds and builds until it finally explodes on the superbly long back end with a sense of crystalline minerality. This is one of those wines where all you can say is “WOW”.” (10/2002)

2010 Domaine Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Cazetiers”

$600.00.

Auction Ending on October 08, 2015 5:30 PM PST
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2010 Domaine Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Cazetiers” (94WE, (91-93AG), 93BH, (91-93RP), 91ST). Wine Enthusiast: “Tight and structured, this wine is made from fruit sourced from some of the poorest soil in Les Cazetiers. Dense and tight, this has intense minerality and firm tannins allied to red berry flavors. This has great aging potential. ” (04/2013)

2009 Domaine Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Cazetiers”

Auction Ending on October 14, 2015 5:30 PM PST
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2009 Domaine Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Cazetiers” ((91-94BH), (90-93AG), (90-93RP), 90ST). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “An earthy and mildly sauvage nose showcases a very ripe liqueur of cassis and black cherry aromatic profile that gives way to textured and densely concentrated medium weight plus flavors that exude dry extract on the moderately austere, powerful and mineral-driven finish. This should be excellent in time though note that patience is a key requisite.” (01/2011)

1999 Domaine Cathiard Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Aux Malconsorts”

Bid on this bottle of 1999 Domaine Cathiard Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Aux Malconsorts” (94BH). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “Though there are some mature notes in evidence, the expressive nose is still relatively primary with wonderfully spicy yet subtle aromas of black fruit, hoisin and soy that give way to rich, seductive flavors that are supported by rounded and ripe tannins, all wrapped in a gorgeously complex and highly persistent finish. While this could certainly be enjoyed now, for my taste I would suggest continuing to hold for a few more years. Either way, this is a very special Malconsorts that should continue to impress for many years to come. In a word, terrific.” (07/2013)

2008 Domaine Chevillon Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Les Vaucrains”

Auction Ending on October 11, 2015 5:30 PM PST
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Domaine Chevillon Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Les Vaucrains” ((92-94BH), (92-94RP), (91-94ST)). 92-94 points and a Sweet spot Outstanding” from Allen Meadows: “Ripe, elegant and dense aromas of blue and black pinot fruit plus floral nuances and one can smell the concentration of the rich, thick, mouth coating and impressively scaled flavors that stain the palate with chewy pinot extract and culminates in a textured, structured and superbly long finish that should be capable of extended aging. Magnificent.” (Tasted: Jan 30, 2010) 92-94 points Robert Parker: “The Chevillon 2008 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Vaucrains projects an amazing sense of deep, dark concentration. Latakia tobacco; peat; rushed stone; roasted red meats; soy; and ripe, fresh blackberry inform the nose and absolutely stain the palate. The tannins here are as ultra-fine as they are formidable, and the tug on my salivary glands as rel
entless as are the finishing flavors. If this doesn’t leave yo

1996 Domaine Comte de Vogüé Bonnes Mares Grand Cru

$825.00.
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 1996 Domaine Comte de Vogüé Bonnes Mares Grand Cru ((92-95RP), 93ST, 91BH, 90WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “I loved this medium-to-dark ruby-colored wine. Earthy aromas of stones, minerals, blood, and blueberries can be found in this medium-to-full-bodied, tightly wound, sensual, and seductive wine. Seemingly unending layers of black raspberries, cherries, wild blueberries, tangy red currants, and fresh herbs can be found in this complex, rich, silky-textured, and profound wine. Its sublime finish, which provides the taster with yet another opportunity to witness this offering’s gorgeous purity of fruit, has a firm yet supple backbone. An extraordinary Bonnes Mares! (PR) ” (08/1998)

1996 Domaine Comte de Vogüé Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru

$640.00.
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 1996 Domaine Comte de Vogüé Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru (92RP, 91BH, 91ST, 91WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Very pale colour with a brick edge. The nose is wonderfully pot pourri scented with red berry fruits that are beginning to evolve into conserve. Supporting notes of cooked beetroot and forest floor plus a touch of mace. Crisp with soft, silken tannins and a medium+ weight. Very long finish. (LPB)” (05/2010)

2002 Domaine Comte de Vogüé Musigny Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes

$550.00.

Auction Ending on October 12, 2015 6:30 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 2002 Domaine Comte de Vogüé Musigny Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes ((97-99RP), 96BH, 96ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The extraordinary 2002 Musigny Vieilles Vignes will most likely not have as much cellaring potential as the great 1949, 1959, or 1990, yet qualitatively is in the same league as those jewels from the past. It sports a profound nose of red cherries, spices, candied raspberries, and hints of oak. This noble, concentrated, refined wine reveals loads of flowers intermingled with red as well as black fruits in its complex personality. Unlike the bold, chewy, hyper-concentrated 1990, this is a feminine wine, a work of art with exquisite tannin. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2018.” (06/2004)

2007 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru

$630.00.
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2007 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru (92BH, 91ST). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “An expressive and relatively high-toned red and blue berry fruit nose mixed with subtle spice and floral notes offers a clear step up in aromatic complexity while introducing rich, naturally sweet, intense and sappy flavors that deliver impressive precision and a particularly seductive mouth feel as there is a velvety quality to the beautifully long, linear and balanced finish. This is not a dramatic wine in the manner of the two that follow but it quietly delivers excellent quality.” (01/2010)

1985 Domaine d’Auvenay (Lalou Bize-Leroy) Bourgogne Rouge

$205.00.
Bid on this bottle of 1985 Domaine d’Auvenay (Lalou Bize-Leroy) Bourgogne Rouge. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Much has been written about the dynamic Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy. Some of it has been malicious and motivated strictly by insidious jealousy. From time to time I have complained of her pricing structure. Yet there should never be any criticism of her philosophy of what burgundy should be. Her wines are among the noblest and purest expressions of Pinot Noir in Burgundy. They are treated with the care of a pampered child, never filtered, and bottled barrel by barrel. Given the size of her wines and their power and structure, in a cool damp cellar they will last 20 to 25 years. Bize-Leroy thinks 1985 is one of the two best burgundy vintages in the last twenty years, the other being 1978. Given the range of wines I tasted, 44 in all, 16 were exceptional, 21 very good to excellent. Thirty-seven very good to exceptional wines out of 44 i
s an amazingly high percentage, and I would b

1994 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac-Leognan

Auction Ending on October 10, 2015 3:30 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 1994 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac-Leognan (91RP). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “This could turn out to be the finest Domaine de Chevalier since the 1983 and 1985. Displaying less oak than normal, the big, honeyed, cherry, smoky, and melon-scented nose is followed by a full-bodied, powerful, dense, highly concentrated wine that lingers on the palate for nearly 45 seconds. This should be one of the bigger, more concentrated and powerful Domaine de Chevaliers made in the last 20 years. Given the performance of past top vintages, expect this wine to close up for 10-15 years after bottling. It will age well for 25-30+ years. (RP)” (01/1998)

1995 Domaine de la Janasse “Vieilles Vignes” Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Auction Ending on October 09, 2015 4:00 PM PST

2000 & 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Tasting Lot

$65.00.

Auction Ending on October 13, 2015 4:00 PM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2000 & 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 2000 Domaine de la Solitude “Cuvée Barberini” Châteauneuf-du-Pape (92WS) and 1-bottle of 2005 Roger Sabon “Cuvée Reservée” Châteauneuf-du-Pape (90RP). Of the 2000 Domaine de la Solitude “Cuvée Barberini” Châteauneuf-du-Pape,Wine Spectator writes: “Beautiful. Thick-textured, ripe, full-bodied, black-colored wine with, a smooth coating of tannins. Delivers mineral, black fruit, mocha, espresso, some smoke, all displayed in a modern package but without overt toasted oak accents. The balance between terroir and ripe fruit is really impressive. So refined, drink it now or hold for a couple of decades. Drink now through 2024. 1,025 cases made. ” (08/2003)

2005 Domaine De La Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Auction Ending on October 08, 2015 3:30 PM PST
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2005 Domaine De La Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape (95RP, 94WS, 93ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The most masculine and structured of the group, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape is locked and loaded, with serious concentration, big tannin and no shortage of length on the finish. Coming from a year that featured a cool summer and then scorching temps around harvest, this beauty doles out loads of creme de cassis, licorice, graphite and crushed rock-like minerality, as well as a seamless, perfectly balanced profile. Give it another 2-3 years and drink it through 2025. (JD)” (08/2014)

2009 Domaine de Montille Corton Grand Cru “Clos du Roi”

$450.00.
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2009 Domaine de Montille Corton Grand Cru “Clos du Roi” ((92-94BH), (92-94ST), (90-93RP)). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Good deep red. Very ripe yet delicate aromas of red fruits, earth and chocolate. Silky-sweet and impressively concentrated, conveying an impression of fullness without weight. Really outrageously perfumed fruit here, with lovely lift. Finishes with a medicinal quality that suggests this very deep wine is holding plenty in reserve. More evidence of how well the Corton hillside did in 2009.” (01/2011)

2009 Domaine Delarche Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Reserve

Bid on this bottle of 2009 Domaine Delarche Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Reserve.

2009 Domaine Didier Dagueneau “Pur Sang” Pouilly-Fumé

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2009 Domaine Didier Dagueneau “Pur Sang” Pouilly-Fumé ((92-93RP)). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Based primarily on fruit from a relatively clay-rich site in Saint Laurent, the Dagueneau 2009 Blanc Fume de Pouilly Pur Sang smells deliciously of elder flower white peach, and cassis. Vividly peachy and with rock-licking minerality, in the mouth this could be mistaken for a great Riesling. Nettle and grapefruit lend brightness in a long, luscious, vibrant finish that also incorporates rich, saline oyster liqueur and oyster meat-like elements. This is going to be both accessible and at the same time worthy of careful attention to its nuances over the coming decade or so. (DS)” (08/2010)

2002 Domaine Drouhin Laroze Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru

$225.00.

Auction Ending on October 12, 2015 1:00 PM PST
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2002 Domaine Drouhin Laroze Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru (90BH). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “Strong wood influence dominates the nose, leading to sappy, sweet, utterly delicious flavors whose only drawback is that they’re not particularly concentrated. I like the intensity and persistence though my score assumes that the oak will integrate…” (01/2004)

1996 Domaine Drouhin Romanée-St-Vivant Grand Cru

$435.00.

Auction Ending on October 14, 2015 12:00 PM PST
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 1996 Domaine Drouhin Romanée-St-Vivant Grand Cru ((91-93RP), 90BH). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “This medium-to-dark ruby-colored wine exhibits lovely aromas of freshly cut flowers and perfumed red fruit. This full-bodied, powerful, fresh, highly-concentrated and extracted wine is packed with blackberries, cassis, and oak flavors that linger throughout its refined and admirably long finish….This wine is more concentrated and extracted than what I am used to at Maison Joseph Drouhin. (PR)” (08/1998)

2009 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru (1.5L)

Auction Ending on October 09, 2015 5:30 PM PST
Bid on this 3-magnum lot of 2009 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru (1.5L) (92WS). Wine Spectator: “This supple, graceful red starts out slowly, as its cherry, raspberry and mineral flavors unfold across the palate. Then this firms up, with ample tannins that are covered by its flesh. Shows fine length, if not the sizzle one expects from this Cru in a top vintage. Best from 2014 through 2025. (Web Only – 2012)”

2009 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru

Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2009 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru ((92-95BH), (93-95RP), 92WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Tasted out of barrel at the Domaine. Similar to the Clos de Vougeot, the Clos de Beze demonstrates great mineralite on the nose with tart cherry fruit, raspberry leaf and oyster shells. Great delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with super-fine tannins, very feminine and yet with great focus and power. Redcurrant and raspberry on the front palate, crushed stones on the back. Long in the mouth. Superb. Tasted November 2010. (NM-Wine Journal)” (03/2011)

2009 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Clos De Vougeot Grand Cru

$420.00.
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2009 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Clos De Vougeot Grand Cru ((92-94BH)). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “This is also backwards and inexpressive with a ripe nose of red and blue berry fruit aromas that are cut with notes of earth, underbrush and a slightly sauvage hint that is reflected by the dense, serious and overtly muscular big-bodied flavors that possess a highly-textured mouth feel on the youthfully austere and quite firmly structured finish. A classic Clos de Vougeot.” (01/2011)

2009 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru (1.5L)

$360.00.

Auction Ending on October 13, 2015 12:30 PM PST
Bid on this 3-magnum lot of 2009 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru (1.5L) ((91-93BH)). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “This is even cooler and more restrained with a gorgeously elegant nose of iron and stone infused red berry and plum aromas that are in keeping with the intense mineral-inflected medium weight plus flavors that possess excellent vibrancy on the firm and notably austere finish. This is lovely as there is evident class and grace.” (01/2011)

2000 Domaine du Pégaü “Cuvée da Capo” Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Bid on this bottle of 2000 Domaine du Pégaü “Cuvée da Capo” Châteauneuf-du-Pape (100RP, 97WS, (94-95ST)). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo is a monument to old vine Grenache as well as traditionally made Chateauneuf du Pape. Boasting a natural alcohol of 16%, this wine, which was bottled in spring, 2003 because its fermentation was extremely slow, has virtually everything you could ever want in a profound Chateauneuf du Pape. The color is inky/ruby/purple to the rim. The extraordinary nose reveals aromas of kirsch liqueur, new saddle leather, animal fur, Provencal herbs, spice box, licorice, and a salty sea breeze character. On the palate, the wine is enormous, with an unctuosity, thickness, and purity that must be tasted to be believed. Over 95% of this offering is old vine Grenache, and the rest a field blend of ancient vines. Representing the essence of Chateauneuf du Pape, it possesses
so much concentration that it is easy to pose the quest

1998 Domaine du Pégäu “Cuvée da Capo” Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Bid on this bottle of 1998 Domaine du Pégäu “Cuvée da Capo” Châteauneuf-du-Pape (100RP, 98WS, 95ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The debut vintage for their luxury old-vine cuvee, which is over 90% Grenache, but in theory made from all 13 authorized red wine varietals in Chateauneuf du Pape, the 1998 Cuvee da Capo is a monumental Chateauneuf du Pape. It was actually splendid to drink in its first 5-6 years of life, and then shut down very firmly, and is now just coming out of this dormant period. It is much more delineated than it was in its fat, grapy, almost overripe youthful state, and now shows extraordinary precision and definition. It is still a massive wine, opaque ruby/purple to the rim, with notes of camphor, meat juices, roasted herbs, licorice, pepper, and spice. Thick, unctuously textured, but with zesty acidity and sweet tannin, the wine is still very young, and not yet an adolescent. This is one 1998 Chateauneuf d
u Pape that will age for 30-40 years, and no doubt be p

1998 Domaine du Pégaü “Cuvée Reservée” Châteauneuf-du-Pape

$176.00.
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1998 Domaine du Pégaü “Cuvée Reservée” Châteauneuf-du-Pape (96WS, 95RP, 92ST). Wine Spectator: “One of the riper, more exotic wines of the vintage, this gushes with black currant, fig and blackberry fruit, all of which has melded together and is starting to show a corrupt edge, while the sweet bacon, spice, mesquite and clove-studded blood orange notes fill out the background. The long, very juicy finish is multilayered and supported by fresh acidity. Drink now through 2027.” (09/2007)

2007 Domaine du Pégaü “Cuvée Réservée” Châteauneuf-du-Pape

$135.00.

Auction Ending on October 12, 2015 2:30 PM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2007 Domaine du Pégaü “Cuvée Réservée” Châteauneuf-du-Pape (95RP, 95WS, 94ST). Wine Spectator: “This packs it all together, with the ripe plum sauce, braised fig and currant paste notes of the vintage matched with invigorating hoisin sauce, brick dust and grilled beef notes. The long finish drips with fruit, but stays framed by a wild edge that keeps this firmly planted in terroir. Best from 2011 through 2031.” (06/2010)

2009 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe “La Crau” Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2009 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe “La Crau” Châteauneuf-du-Pape (94WS, 93ST, 92RP). Wine Spectator: “This is crammed with fruit, spice and structure, as braised fig, plum skin, cassis and anise notes wrestle with roasted apple wood, melted red licorice and tar for now. The embedded grip should carry the finish until this assimilates fully. Best from 2014 through 2024.” (10/2011)

2007 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe “La Crau” Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2007 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe “La Crau” Châteauneuf-du-Pape (96RP, 95WS, 93ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2007 Vieux Telegraphe may be the greatest wine made at this property since the 2005 and 1998. Dense ruby/purple-tinged with an exquisite nose of salty sea breezes, licorice, ground pepper, jammy black cherries, black currants, figs, and plums, this is a full-bodied, rich, Provencal-styled offering with lots of sweet, ripe tannin. It is surprisingly accessible for a Vieux Telegraphe (this wine normally shuts down several years after bottling), but it should have great longevity (25+ years) given its power, full-bodied mouthfeel, and enormous length and richness. This is a brilliant effort from brothers Frederic and Daniel Brunier. (96+, RP)” (10/2009)

2002 Domaine Dugat-Py Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru

Bid on this bottle of 2002 Domaine Dugat-Py Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru ((95-98RP), 94BH, 94ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Reminiscent of liquid satin, the candied black fruit, rose, and spice-scented 2002 Charmes-Chambertin seduces with its mouth-coating, harmonious personality. Loads of dark cherries, blackberries, spices, and raspberries are found in this generous, awesomely ripe wine. ‘Sweet, sweet, sweet’ read my notes… Decadently powerful yet supple, and armed with great purity, it will be at its finest between 2007-2017. (PR)” (06/2004)

1993 Domaine Dujac Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru

$395.00.
Bid on this bottle of 1993 Domaine Dujac Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru. Allen Meadows – Burghound: “Softly fragrant, complex and spicy Pinot fruit cut with classic earth aromas is followed by medium weight flavors that have really blossomed as of the last two years and it’s clear that I underestimated this wine’s potential early on. I would be drinking this now though there is no rush.” (04/2005)

2006 Domaine Dujac Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Aux Malconsorts”

Auction Ending on October 14, 2015 11:30 AM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2006 Domaine Dujac Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Aux Malconsorts” (94RP, 92ST, 91BH). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The Dujac 2006 Vosne-Romanee Les Malconsorts – displays a more consistently sweet (cherry, plum, and blackberry) fruit and refined, creamier texture than the corresponding Beaux Monts. Black tea, star anise, honey, and brown spices along with a raw meat undertone add intrigue, and this finishes with polished, even soothing length. All in all, it struck me that Malconsorts and Beaux Monts were exhibiting a role reversal on this occasion. This is certainly grand cru in its complexity and length, and should I suspect merit following for the better part of a decade. (DS)” (12/2009)

2009 Domaine Eugenie Clos Vougeot Grand Cru (OWC)

$1,140.00.
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2009 Domaine Eugenie Clos Vougeot Grand Cru (OWC – 95BH, (93-95ST)) in original wood. Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Good ruby-red. Rich aromas of blackberry, chocolate, espresso and flinty minerality, with pepper and menthol notes from the stem influence. Then large-scaled and creamy but with solid underlying structure and noteworthy tension in spite of having the highest pH of these 2009s. More backward and medicinal than the Grands-Echezeaux. Really builds on the back end, finishing very long and rich, with powerful tannins that will require at least several years of bottle aging. Cabernet-like in its volume and structure. Incidentally, winemaker Mallard noted that the vendange entier component gives the blend its bones, while the destemmed portion provides the flesh, but I found a sample of the former component to be wonderfully full, sweet and creamy.” (02/2012)

2007 Domaine Eugenie Clos Vougeot Grand Cru

Bid on this bottle of 2007 Domaine Eugenie Clos Vougeot Grand Cru (95BH, 94ST). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “An elegant, ripe and expressive wine that is very densely fruited with obvious floral notes that include rose petal and violets introduces rich, full, powerful and concentrated flavors that possess more minerality than is typically the case for a classic Clos de Vougeot, all wrapped in a textured, precise, fresh and energetic finish. This has plenty of underlying tension and as good as the Grands Echézeaux is, and it is indeed excellent, the Clos de Vougeot is simply at another level. A spectacular wine for the vintage but made for the long-term. Drink: 2022+” (01/2010)

2008 Domaine Faiveley Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru (OWC)

$926.00.

Auction Ending on October 08, 2015 6:00 PM PST
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Domaine Faiveley Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru (OWC – (93-95BH), 95WS, 94W&S, 93ST) in original wood. Wine Spectator: “This is harmonious and sleek, displaying a lively structure to boost its peach, apple, citrus, spice and stone aromas and flavors. Intense and concentrated, yet stays graceful and vibrant, with a long, juicy aftertaste.” (08/2011)

2008 Domaine Faiveley Bienvenues Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru (OWC)

Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Domaine Faiveley Bienvenues Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru (OWC – (92-94BH), 94ST) in original wood. Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Full yellow-gold. Knockout nose combines apricot, orange, lime, minerals and dried flowers. Big and rich but tightly coiled, with strong acidity and deep minerality intensifying the fruit and powdered stone flavors. Notes of tarragon and anise emerged with aeration. Perhaps most impressive today for its long, palate-staining finish, which features terrific spicy lift, a note of green almond and a captivating peppery pungency. A great example of this grand cru.” (09/2010)

1998 Domaine Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons Faiveley (Monopole) Grand Cru

$75.00.
Bid on this bottle of 1998 Domaine Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons Faiveley (Monopole) Grand Cru. 18/20 points Clive Coates in ‘My Favorite Burgundies': “Full, firm, backward nose. Lots of depth here. Full-bodied. Some tannin. But not dry. Vigorous, elegant, profound. Still needs time. Fine plus.” (2013)

2005 Domaine Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Cazetiers”

Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2005 Domaine Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Cazetiers” (94BH, 92WS, 90ST). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “A very ripe nose speaks of cassis, warm earth, menthol and that unique character of underbrush that classic examples of Gevrey often display. The textured, intense and big-bodied flavors are blessed with an abundance of dry extract as well as outstanding depth and length. But what really sets this wine apart beyond the sheer depth of material is the impeccable balance. A terrific effort built to last for decades.” (01/2012)

2010 Domaine Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “La Combe Aux Moines”

Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2010 Domaine Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “La Combe Aux Moines” ((91-94BH), (89-92ST), 91JS). Allen Meadows – Burghound: ” *Sweet Spot Outstanding* Similar to the nose of the Combe d’Orveau, this is gorgeously complex though the components of it are notably different as here there is more emphasis on earth and a sauvage character to the exceptionally fresh and airy yet deeply pitched aromas. The rich, intense and palate saturating flavors possess excellent volume yet fine detail as well as a driving minerality that is buffered by an abundance of dry extract that imparts a seductive character to the hugely long finish. This is a classic Combe Aux Moines that is perhaps slightly less youthfully austere than usual at this early stage. In a word, terrific.” (01/2012)

2007 Domaine Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Les Cazetiers”

Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2007 Domaine Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Les Cazetiers” (93WS, 92BH, 92ST, 90WE). Wine Spectator: “Pure aromas and flavors of black currant and blackberry, tinged with mineral. Though alluring for its fruit and up-front charm, this has serious structure, with a smoky, chalklike finish. ” (10/2009)

2009 Domaine Frédéric Esmonin Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru (1.5L)

$525.00.
Bid on this 3-magnum lot of 2009 Domaine Frédéric Esmonin Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru (1.5L) (93BH, 93ST, 90WS). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Good deep medium red. Captivating aromas of black raspberry, cherry, blueberry, smoke and pepper. Much more accessible and sweet than the Mazy, offering a silky texture and excellent concentration and balance. This fleshy, round, seamless wine finishes with broad tannins and lovely lingering perfume. Compared to this grand cru, the Estournelles seems a bit dry and tight.” (02/2011)

1996 Domaine Geantet-Pansiot Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru

$540.00.
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 1996 Domaine Geantet-Pansiot Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru (94ST, 93RP). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Saturated deep ruby; one of the darkest ’96s I saw in November. Multifaceted nose combines black fruits, violet, licorice, espresso, smoke, gibier and sweet butter. The class of the cellar in terms of concentration, sweetness, finesse and length; in fact, today this wine makes Geantet’s ’95 seem almost heavy in comparison. Lovely roundness and clarity of flavor. Really explodes on the palate-staining finish.” (03/1999)

2000 Domaine Groffier Chambertin-Clos de Beze Grand Cru

$500.00.

Auction Ending on October 08, 2015 7:00 PM PST
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2000 Domaine Groffier Chambertin-Clos de Beze Grand Cru (93RP, (89-92BH), 91ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “An expansive, powerful, and expressive wine, the 2000 Chambertin Clos de Beze reveals lovely spiced red cherry aromas. Medium-bodied, its harmonious personality releases flavors reminiscent of flower-laced cherries. Armed with lovely purity, outstanding depth, and an impressively long finish, this is a superb wine. (PR)” (06/2003)

1999 Domaine Gros Frère & Soeur Clos Vougeot “Musigni” Grand Cru

$105.00.
Bid on this bottle of 1999 Domaine Gros Frère & Soeur Clos Vougeot “Musigni” Grand Cru ((91-93RP), 90BH, 90ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “One of the best wines from Bernard Gros this vintage. A lush, very oak driven nose with iodine and a touch of black prune. Very complex on the palate with black cherries and olives. Very intense and structured: a long-term wine. Tasted June 2001. (NM-Wine Journal)” (07/2007)

1999 Domaine Gros Frere & Soeur Richebourg Grand Cru

$295.00.

Auction Ending on October 09, 2015 6:00 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 1999 Domaine Gros Frere & Soeur Richebourg Grand Cru (93WS, 92ST, 90BH). Wine Spectator: “Rich and ripe Pinot Noir, black in color, thick in texture, pumping out the flavors. Silky midpalate reveals the pedigree of this wine. Loaded with sweet blackberry character that goes on to a long finish.” (02/2002)

2008 Domaine Henri Boillot Volnay 1er Cru “Les Fremiets”

Auction Ending on October 09, 2015 12:30 PM PST
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Domaine Henri Boillot Volnay 1er Cru “Les Fremiets” (91ST, 90RP). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: ” Good deep red. Black cherry, licorice and herbs on the nose, given punch by strong peppery spices. Sweet, supple and nicely concentrated if a bit less complex and high-pitched than the 2009 version. Lovely black cherry fruit displays a tangy sweetness. The very long finish features dusty, fine-grained tannins. The crop level here was just 18 hectoliters per hectare, according to Boillot. ” (03/2011)

1998 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Vaucrains”

$55.00.

Auction Ending on October 10, 2015 4:00 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 1998 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Vaucrains” (93WS, 92ST). Wine Spectator: “Clean, pure and focused. Balanced, showingc oncentration at midpalate. Offers crystal-clear red- and blackberry notes, with touches of spice and smoke, really lovely fruit, iron and mineral terroir notes on the lengthy finish. Cellar-worthy wine.” (10/2000)

1997 Domaine Huët “Cuvee Constance” Vouvray (500ml)

Auction Ending on October 09, 2015 3:00 PM PST
Bid on this 1-500 ml-bottle lot of 1997 Domaine Huët “Cuvee Constance” Vouvray (500ml) (100WS, 99RP). Wine Spectator: ” *Cellar Selection* Extraordinarily rich. An amazing amount of botrytis gives this sweet white a powerful, spicy character, its masses of ripe fruit kept lively by electrifying acidity. So concentrated it tastes as though all the flesh has evaporated, leaving only the spirit behind. Will easily last your lifetime and mine.” (02/2000)

2009 Domaine J.-F. Coche-Dury Meursault (Narvaux)

$865.00.
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2009 Domaine J.-F. Coche-Dury Meursault (Narvaux) (92ST, 91RP, 90BH). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Vibrant aroma of orange oil. Sweet, opulent and very ripe but with terrific verve to the soft citrus flavors. Superb village Meursault with lovely minerality giving grip to the long, fresh finish.” (10/2011)

2009 Domaine Jacques Prieur Beaune 1er Cru “Champs Pimont”

Auction Ending on October 08, 2015 1:00 PM PST
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2009 Domaine Jacques Prieur Beaune 1er Cru “Champs Pimont” (90-92BH, 90ST). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “Here too there is some wood in evidence but not enough to materially detract from the purity of the acacia blossom, lemon peel and poached pear aromas that are followed by round yet well-detailed and energetic medium weight flavors that possess good mid-palate fat and plenty of underlying tension on the dry and again, saline-suffused finish. This is really very good and worth considering. ”

2005 Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Roncières”

Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2005 Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Roncières” (91BH, (90-91RP), 90ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “From a site adjoining Les Pruliers, Grivot’s 2005 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Roncieres offers the nose ripe cherry and black raspberry, roasted meats and a pungent herb-flower-spice melange. On the palate, this counter poses an invigorating brightness and subtle tartness of fruit with mouth-coating richness and a silken texture. We’re up to 40% new wood already, but I would never have thought about it for a moment had Grivot not mentioned the fact. (DS)” (04/2007)

1990 Domaine Jean Tardy Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Chaumes”

Auction Ending on October 10, 2015 2:30 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 1990 Domaine Jean Tardy Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Chaumes”. In 1970 Jean Tardy inherited vineyards from his father. Now, Jean and his son, Guilluame are making the wines together. They are meticulous with strict pruning and careful debudding, minimal treatement of the vines and a careful triage (sorting) at harvest. Only natural yeasts are used and no sugars or enzymes are added. Cuviasons are as much as 20 days during wich temperatures are allowed to raise to as much as 30c. After one post malolactic fermentation racking, the wine is left untouched. They use 50 to 60 percent new oak for Premier Cru wines and 100% new oak for the Grand Cru.

2002 Domaine J-F Mugnier Musigny Grand Cru

Auction Ending on October 11, 2015 7:30 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 2002 Domaine J-F Mugnier Musigny Grand Cru (96RP, 95AG, 95BH, 95WS, 94ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Pale ruby colour. The nose was a little closed to begin; it would appear the wine is going through a grumpy / reclusive stage. With some coaxing medium intense aromas of cranberry, earth, iron ore, wilted roses, dried herbs and cumin seed begin to emerge. The most elegant 2002 Grand Cru that I’ve tasted and I mean that in the best possible way. Medium to high acidity and a medium level of fine grained tannins. Very long finish with a mainly savoury aftertaste plus a touch of minerality. Still very young. (LPB)” (05/2010)

2005 Domaine Joseph Roty Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru “Très Vieilles Vignes”

$315.00.

Auction Ending on October 14, 2015 9:30 AM PST
Bid on this bottle of 2005 Domaine Joseph Roty Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru “Très Vieilles Vignes” ((97-98RP), 95BH, 95ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “From vines said to have been planted in the 1880s, the Roty 2005 Charmes Chambertin Tres Vieilles Vignes announces its distinction a foot away from the glass, with uncanny intensity and clarity of black fruit essences, along with ineffable mineral and animal suggestions. Tactile cinnamon spiciness, bitter-sweet herbs, and black cherry and black raspberry concentrate (fresh, yet with liqueur-like intensity, sweetness and viscosity) saturate the palate, and a dark and rising tide of mineral and carnal flavors meets the fruit and spice in a thunderous finish. There is mystery aplenty here, with the sex appeal well beneath the surface. (DS)” (04/2007)

2002 Domaine Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru

$1,070.00.

Auction Ending on October 10, 2015 5:30 PM PST
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2002 Domaine Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru (98JS, 94BH, 94ST, (90-93RP)). James Suckling: “This was part of a lunch yesterday at an amazing high-end Japanese French fusion restaurant (two Michelin stars) called Wagyu Takumi in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. The 2002 Batard is just opening up now with superb density and depth of ripe fruit that offers dried mango, honey and hints of white pepper. It feels like a red Burgundy in the mouth. It’s full and intense with an oily undertone. This has a long life ahead of it. ” (02/2014)

2005 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Les Combettes”

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2005 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Les Combettes” ((91-93BH), 92ST, 91RP). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “This is a bit more aromatically complex if not finer or more elegant, featuring white flower and hints of the exotic that can also be found on the rich and powerful medium-bodied plus flavors blessed with plenty of dry extract where the moderately austere finish spreads out like a fan. As noted above, I normally prefer the Combettes to the Pucelles but in ’05, it just doesn’t have the intensity and vibrancy of the latter though I quite like this as well. If you can find them, buy both as you won’t regret either purchase.” (07/2007)

2002 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Les Combettes”

Auction Ending on October 11, 2015 12:00 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 2002 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Les Combettes” ((90-93BH), (90-92RP), 92ST). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “Softly perfumed, very ripe aromas, in fact this has the ripest fruit of any wine to this point with generous, harmonious and pure flavors that deliver excellent power and richness. This clearly has more in reserve than it’s displaying today as the copious dry extract completely coats the palate. This will require a few years in the cellar to fully realize its considerable potential. (Drink between 2008-2016)” (08/2004)

1997 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Les Pucelles”

Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 1997 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Les Pucelles” ((90-92RP), 92ST, 91WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Once again, Domaine Leflaive has crafted a superb Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles. The 1997 exhibits bright aromatics of lemon juice, stones, and white flowers, as well as a highly-expressive, medium-to-full-bodied character. This wine’s velvety-textured flavor profile is resplendent, serving up layers of nuts, toasty oak, and a fabulous minerality. It has crystalline purity, a rarity in this vintage, and a long, fresh, and defined finish. (RP)” (06/1999)

2005 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Les Pucelles”

$380.00.
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2005 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Les Pucelles” (96W&S, 93BH, 93WS, 92ST). Wine & Spirits: “The domaine owns three parcels (7.56 acres) of Les Pucelles, which borders Bâtard-Montrachet and Bienvenues- Bâtard-Montrachet. More than half of it was planted prior to 1969, the oldest vines dating to 1954. This is both subtler and more explosive than Clavoillon, its pear and honey­suckle perfume recalling the work of the bees among the vines. That classical buzz infuses the architectural power of the wine, a grand mineral structure embedded in the fruit itself. The beautiful scent and luscious texture should be reaching their peak eight to ten years from the vintage.” (12/2007)

1999 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Pucelles”

Auction Ending on October 08, 2015 5:00 PM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1999 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Pucelles” (95WS, 93ST, (89-91RP), 89BH). Wine Spectator: “Powerful, intense white Burgundy, with both breadth and depth. It shows a honeyed richness and weight, but also citronella and mineral locked up tight. Balanced, it expands on the finish with a long, nutty aftertaste. Best from 2008 through 2020. (Web only 2006)”

2007 Domaine Marc Sorrel “Le Gréal” Hermitage Rouge

$226.00.
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2007 Domaine Marc Sorrel “Le Gréal” Hermitage Rouge (92ST, 92WS). Wine Spectator: “Offers a mix of mulled red and black currant fruit, along with black tea, bramble and a dash of tarry grip on the finish. Shows solid length for the vintage.” (02/2010)

1986 Domaine Maume Gevrey Chambertin “En Pallud”

$35.00.

Auction Ending on October 13, 2015 1:30 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 1986 Domaine Maume Gevrey Chambertin “En Pallud”.

1986 Domaine Maume Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Lavaut St-Jacques”

Bid on this bottle of 1986 Domaine Maume Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Lavaut St-Jacques”.

1988 Domaine Maume Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Lavaux St-Jacques”

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 1988 Domaine Maume Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Lavaux St-Jacques”.

2009 Domaine Meo-Camuzet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Aux Boudots”

Bid on this bottle of 2009 Domaine Meo-Camuzet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Aux Boudots” ((91-93BH), (90-92RP), 91ST). Allen Meadows – Burghound: ” *Outstanding* From a .5 ha parcel of 55+ year old vines. A very spicy, fresh and overtly sexy nose speaks of ripe black berry fruit and cassis aromas that introduce rich, sappy and imposingly voluminous flavors that possess excellent intensity and impeccable balance on the long and palate staining finish. From one vintage to the next, this always seems to be either more Nuits or more Vosne but in 2009, this is definitely more Vosne in character.” (01/2011) Allen Meadows – Burghound: ” *Outstanding* From a .5 ha parcel of 55+ year old vines. A very spicy, fresh and overtly sexy nose speaks of ripe black berry fruit and cassis aromas that introduce rich, sappy and imposingly voluminous flavors that possess excellent intensity and impeccable balance on the long and palate staining finish.

2009 Domaine Meo-Camuzet Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Cros Parantoux”

$905.00.

Auction Ending on October 12, 2015 6:00 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 2009 Domaine Meo-Camuzet Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Cros Parantoux” ((94-97ST), (93-96BH), (93-95RP), 93WS). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Good dark red with ruby highlights. Wonderfully high-pitched aromas of blueberry, blood orange, flowers, spices, mint and crushed stone. Powerfully mineral-driven wine, with outstanding energy and verve for the year. Stains the palate on the vibrant, weightless, extremely long aftertaste. Very classy wine, on a par with the best grand crus of this vintage.” (01/2011) Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Good dark red with ruby highlights. Wonderfully high-pitched aromas of blueberry, blood orange, flowers, spices, mint and crushed stone. Powerfully mineral-driven wine, with outstanding energy and verve for the year. Stains the palate on the vibrant, weightless, extremely long aftertaste. Very classy wine, on a par with the best grand crus of th

2001 Domaine Michel Gaunoux Pommard 1er Cru “Rugiens”

Auction Ending on October 13, 2015 2:00 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 2001 Domaine Michel Gaunoux Pommard 1er Cru “Rugiens” (95BH). Allen Meadows – Burghound: ” *Outstanding* From a .69 ha parcel in Rugiens-Bas. In contrast to the completely primary nose of the ’01 Grand Epenots, here there is some secondary development that only adds to the overall appeal of the aromas. The rich, pure and noticeably more mineral-driven flavors exude precision on the powerful, concentrated and simply stunningly persistent finish that explodes onto the palate. This is a ‘wow’ wine for its intensity and impeccable balance.” (05/2011)

2009 Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Clos Vougeot Grand Cru

Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2009 Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Clos Vougeot Grand Cru (95ST, 94RP, (90-92BH)). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Good bright, deep red. Compelling perfume of black cherry, violet, minerals, menthol and mint. Big, rich and sweet, with terrific sappy depth to its dark berry, maraschino cherry and brown sugar flavors. This very ripe, explosive wine really broadens out toward the back and saturates the entire palate. Like the Ruchottes, this wine will need a good decade of cellaring. The Mugneret sisters have made a stunning set of 2009s, no surprise as they have a track record for making vibrant, structured, long-lived wines in even the hot years. For her part, Marie-Christine Mugneret described 2009 as “an easy, agreeable year in the vines and in the cellar.”” (03/2012)

1990 Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Grands-Echézeaux Grand Cru

Bid on this bottle of 1990 Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Grands-Echézeaux Grand Cru (94BH). Allen Meadows – Burghound: ” *Outstanding* From the first whiff, it’s clear that this is definitely in the vicinity of Vosne as the spice content of the nose is genuinely remarkable. The spiciness is accompanied by ripe, highly complex and mature aromas that belie only a trace of sous bois. There is excellent richness to the detailed, delicious and equally complex broad-shouldered flavors that while this is not an especially dense wine, particularly since the supporting tannins are now largely, if not completely, resolved, all wrapped in a superbly long and balanced finish. I should note that this is not a robust example of the vineyard but the balance is really lovely … In a word, terrific.” (08/2011)

1995 Domaine P. Dubreuil-Fontaine Père & Fils Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

Bid on this bottle of 1995 Domaine P. Dubreuil-Fontaine Père & Fils Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (98WS). Wine Spectator: “Restrained yet powerful, this wine is racy and rich, yet elegant and subtle. Displays a symphony of pure, clean, fruity aromas and its delicious ripe pear, pineapple, honey and wonderful mineral flavors are framed by unobtrusive toast accents. Brilliant winemaking. 205 cases made. ” (05/1997)

2005 Domaine Perrot-Minot Mazoyères-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes

$235.00.
Bid on this bottle of 2005 Domaine Perrot-Minot Mazoyères-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes ((96-97RP), 96WS, 93BH, 93ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2005 Mazoyeres-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes – from 75-year-old vines in stony, iron-rich soil up against the Latricieres and Combottes – displays aroma of deep, dark, liqueur-like berry fruit laced with wood smoke, aromatic herbs and chocolate; a brothy, rich, carnal as well as sweetly berry-fruited palate impression; obvious, yet-fine grained tannins, and an almost traumatic intensity and persistence. This mysterious and powerful yet elegant masterpiece-in-the-making looks to require even more time in a cellar than the Charmes to do it justice. (DS)” (04/2007)

1996 Domaine Ponsot Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru

Auction Ending on October 14, 2015 7:00 PM PST
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 1996 Domaine Ponsot Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru (94WS). Wine Spectator: “Gorgeous. Ripe and refined Pinot fruit is the hallmark of this full-bodied, smooth-tannined seducer, with sirenlike currant, mineral, spice, mocha, smoke and game notes that would make many a Burgundy aficionado swoon.” (05/1999)

1986 Domaine Ponsot Griotte Chambertin Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes

$230.00.
Bid on this bottle of 1986 Domaine Ponsot Griotte Chambertin Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes.

2008 Domaine Ponsot Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru

$625.00.
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Domaine Ponsot Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru ((91-94BH), 91RP). Allen Meadows – Burghound: ” Reduction blocks the nose but the graceful, detailed and beautifully textured flavors are strikingly rich, generous and full and despite the impressive power, the overall character of this wine is really quite fine, all wrapped in a balanced, mouth coating and classy finish. A classic Griotte.” (01/2010)

2001 Domaine Potine-Ampeau Volnay 1er Cru “Clos des Chenes”

$250.00.
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2001 Domaine Potine-Ampeau Volnay 1er Cru “Clos des Chenes”. Clos des Chenes is one of Volnay’s most notable Premier Cru vineyards, located on the midslope of the Cote d’Or escarpment. The terroir here is perfectly suited to the production of Pinot Noir, to which it is exclusively planted. Clos des Chenes Premier Cru wines are some of Volnay’s best, exhibiting bright fruit characters along with fine tannins, good acidity, and plenty of elegance.

2000 Domaine Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru “Montée Tonnerre”

$140.00.
Bid on this bottle of 2000 Domaine Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru “Montée Tonnerre” (94WS, 92ST). Wine Spectator: “Fabulous. Opulent and full-bodied, this combines the flinty, mineral character of Chablis with honey and baking bread aromas and flavors, all backed by a bracing acidity. Give it a few more years to integrate all the elements. Best from 2005 through 2020. ” (05/2003)

2011 Domaine Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru “Monts Mains”

Auction Ending on October 08, 2015 12:30 PM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2011 Domaine Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru “Monts Mains” ((89-92BH), 91AG, (89-91ST)). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “An intensely floral nose displays added breadth in the form of mineral reduction and citrus notes. There is good verve to the acceptably concentrated flavors that possess a notably finer texture compared to those of the Forêts. I like the precision and salty character of the impressively long finish. To be sure, this is a wine of finesse and while it is not as concentrated as the best of these 1ers, the balance is impeccable.” (09/2012)

2000 Domaine Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru “Vaillons”

Bid on this bottle of 2000 Domaine Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru “Vaillons” (90ST). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Quite closed on the nose; hints at peach and nectarine. Then broad and creamy in the mouth, with strong mineral notes of wet stone and petrol and a minty nuance. Builds nicely toward the dusty, broad back end. Showing well now.” (07/2002)

2011 Domaine Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru “Valmur”

$390.00.
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2011 Domaine Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru “Valmur” (95AG, 94BH, 93RP, 93ST). Antonio Galloni: “The 2011 Chablis Valmur continues along the themes set by the Blanchot. Here, too, the flavors are broad and expansive, but there is a little more nuance, detail and mineral cut, all of which help convey energy and drive allied to richness. Constantly changing in the glass, the Valmur takes on more feminine shades of nuance with air. (AG)” (08/2013)

2002 Domaine René Engel Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru

$750.00.
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2002 Domaine René Engel Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru (95RP, 93WS, 92BH). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The late Philippe Engel seemed to do no wrong in this vintage, as this exquisite 2002 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru will testify. There is immense precision and detail on the nose, a sense of symmetry that is translated through to the palate. There is a brightness to the mineral-rich wild strawberry and cranberry fruit. The palate echoes a Vosne-Romanée Malconsort in terms of structure, symmetrical, surfeit with poise and sophistication. What a wonderful Clos de Vougeot! This is utterly sublime. (NM)” (08/2015)

1996 Domaine Robert Arnoux (Lachaux) Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Les Suchots”

Bid on this bottle of 1996 Domaine Robert Arnoux (Lachaux) Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Les Suchots” ((91-93RP), 90WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Possessing a deep, brilliant, and dark ruby color, this wine is of grand cru quality (this is not particularly surprising for terroirists since its vineyard is bordered to the south by Romanee-St.-Vivant and Richebourg and to the north by Echezeaux). Awesomely sweet cherry and raspberry aromas give way to its massively ripe, profound, rich and intense character. Layer upon layer of refined yet powerful black cherries, tangy currants, cassis, and toasty oak flavors grace this opulent yet refined and structured wine. Its formidably long finish is packed with even more waves of fruit and loads of supple tannins. (PR)” (08/1998)

1986 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-St.-Georges

Auction Ending on October 13, 2015 2:30 PM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1986 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-St.-Georges.

2004 Domaine William Fevre Chablis Grand Cru “Les Clos”

Auction Ending on October 11, 2015 12:30 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 2004 Domaine William Fevre Chablis Grand Cru “Les Clos” (96RP, 95BH, 94ST, 92WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The star of this extraordinary line-up is Domaine William Fevre’s show-stopping 2004 Chablis Les Clos (domaine). Its creamed stone aromatics are followed by a bold, muscular, powerful character. Medium to full-bodied and ample, it explodes on the palate, unleashing waves of iodine-laced minerals, white fruits, and liquefied rocks. This masculine counterpart to the Les Preuses is suave, seamless, and immensely concentrated. Projected maturity: 2008-2017. Though it is difficult to fathom, Fevre’s 2005 Chablis Les Clos, tasted at an unbelievably young age, was even bigger, denser, and more powerful! Bravo! (PR)” (06/2006)

1998 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling SGN “Clos Saint Urbain” (375ml)

$83.00.
Bid on this half-bottle lot of 1998 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Riesling SGN “Clos Saint Urbain” (375ml) ((97-100ST), 96RP, 91WS). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Vivid aromas of orange, apricot and flint. Pure electricity in the mouth, with rapier-like flavors of flint and marmalade and incredible purity. Despite the extreme ripeness, the flavors are quintessential Riesling. Finishes sharp as a paper cut, with magical persistence. This will age for decades. A perfect combination of 11% alcohol, 130 g/l r.s. and 12 g/l acidity.” (08/1999)

1996 Dominique Laurent Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru

Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 1996 Dominique Laurent Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru ((92-95ST)). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Very good deep red-ruby color. Highly perfumed game, coffee and rose petal aromas; this to me is far more typical of Charmes terroir than the serie rare example from Mazoyeres. Terrific intensity in the mouth; supple, stony, powerfully structured. Again, one senses the soil behind the grapes. Fabulous authoritative finish. This will be a real vin de garde for the vintage.” (03/1998)

1996 Dominique Laurent Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru

Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 1996 Dominique Laurent Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru.

1996 Dominique Laurent Vosne Romanee 1er Cru “Beauxmonts”

$191.00.

Auction Ending on October 08, 2015 2:30 PM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1996 Dominique Laurent Vosne Romanee 1er Cru “Beauxmonts”.

1988 DRC Domaine de la Romanée Conti Echézeaux Grand Cru

$1,300.00.
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1988 DRC Domaine de la Romanée Conti Echézeaux Grand Cru (92BH, 92RP, 92WS). Wine Spectator: “Tannic and flavorful, if not quite as focused as some of the other grands crus, hinting at plum and cherry flavors with echoes of vanilla, tea and cedar notes on the finish. Has the depth and dimension to age gracefully.” (04/1991)

2003 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien

Auction Ending on October 11, 2015 2:00 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 2003 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien (97WS, 94JS, 94RP, 92ST, 91W&S, 91WE). Wine Spectator: “(#28 on the Top 100 Wines of 2006) Intense aromas of blackberry, currant and cherry. Full-bodied, with masses of big, velvety tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes. A blockbuster. A classic big, juicy claret. Best after 2012.” (03/2006)

1995 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien

2000 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien

Auction Ending on October 10, 2015 1:00 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 2000 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien (95RP, 95WS, 92ST). Wine Spectator: “Fantastic aromas of blackberries, wild berries and minerals. Extremely aromatic. Full-bodied and very tight, with big, silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Superb. Best after 2010.” (01/2003)

1995 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien (1.5L)

Auction Ending on October 13, 2015 7:30 PM PST
Bid on this 2-magnum lot of 1995 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien (1.5L) (95WS, 94RP, 94ST). Wine Spectator: “Subtle yet aromatic character of Indian spices, currants and dried cherries. Full-bodied, with super well-integrated tannins and a long, caressing finish. Wonderful texture. Classy and structured. Long. This was wine of the year in 1998; well deserved. (Web-2007)”

2007 Dugat-Py Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2007 Dugat-Py Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru ((91-94ST)). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Full ruby-red color. Black fruits, game and licorice on the nose, with a whiff of violet. Fatter, suppler and sweeter than the foregoing premier crus, in a more gentle, charming style. This seems a bit more evolved than the Lavaux and perhaps suited for drinking before that wine. But this is still a sizable wine with plenty of ripe tannins. Dugat considers Charmes to be a relatively delicate cru and thus vinifies mostly destemmed fruit.” (03/2009)

2005 Duhart-Milon-Rothschild, Pauillac (1.5L)

Bid on this magnum of 2005 Duhart-Milon-Rothschild, Pauillac (1.5L) (93RP, 93WS, 91ST, 90WE). Wine Spectator: “Dark in color, almost black, with beautiful aromas of spices, blackberry and milk chocolate. Full-bodied and very silky, yet tannic, with a wonderful texture. This is long and caressing. Gorgeous.” (03/2008)

2002 Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin “Aux Combottes”

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2002 Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin “Aux Combottes” (91BH, 90ST). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “Red cassis fruit aromas of striking elegance and finesse introduce round, supple, forward, and precise middle weight flavors. The finish is quite long and I very much like the vibrancy and overall freshness here plus this too displays near perfect balance. There is a touch of finishing warmth but not enough to detract from what is a really stylish and seductive wine.” (01/2005)

2010 d’Yquem “Y Blanc” Bordeaux Blanc

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2010 d’Yquem “Y Blanc” Bordeaux Blanc (94WS). Wine Spectator: “This is gorgeous, with a light toasty coconut and brioche frame to the lush, creamed Cavaillon melon, kaffir lime, chartreuse, clementine and macadamia nut notes which all glide seamlessly through the long finish, which has a porcelainlike feel.” (03/2012)

1989 d’Yquem, Sauternes

$245.00.

1990 d’Yquem, Sauternes

Auction Ending on October 14, 2015 12:30 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 1990 d’Yquem, Sauternes (99RP, 94ST, 92WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “An extraordinary effort, Yquem’s 1990 is a rich and fabulously superb, sweet wine. This wine also possesses lots of elegance and finesse. The wine’s medium gold color is accompanied by an exceptionally sweet nose of honeyed tropical fruits, peaches, coconut, and apricots. High quality, subtle toasty oak is well-integrated. The wine is massive on the palate, with layers of intensely ripe botrytis-tinged, exceptionally sweet fruit. Surprisingly well-integrated acidity, and a seamless, full-bodied power and richness have created a wine of remarkable harmony and purity. Certainly it is one of the richest Yquems I have ever tasted, with 50-100 years of potential longevity. An awesome Yquem! Anticipated maturity: 2003-2050+. (RP)” (04/1999)

1990 d’Yquem, Sauternes (375ml)

Bid on this 2-half-bottle lot of 1990 d’Yquem, Sauternes (375ml) (99RP, 95WS, 94ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “An extraordinary effort, Yquem’s 1990 is a rich and fabulously superb, sweet wine. This wine also possesses lots of elegance and finesse. The wine’s medium gold color is accompanied by an exceptionally sweet nose of honeyed tropical fruits, peaches, coconut, and apricots. High quality, subtle toasty oak is well-integrated. The wine is massive on the palate, with layers of intensely ripe botrytis-tinged, exceptionally sweet fruit. Surprisingly well-integrated acidity, and a seamless, full-bodied power and richness have created a wine of remarkable harmony and purity. Certainly it is one of the richest Yquems I have ever tasted, with 50-100 years of potential longevity. An awesome Yquem! Anticipated maturity: 2003-2050+.” (04/1999)

1998 d’Yquem, Sauternes (375ml)

Bid on this 3-half-bottle lot of 1998 d’Yquem, Sauternes (375ml) (95ST). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Pale gold. Knockout aromas of creme brulee, coconut, vanilla bean, honey and orange peel. Lush and seductively silky in the mouth; its creamy, seamless texture makes it seem deceptively accessible today but sound acid structure should keep it going for 20 years or more. Not hugely sweet or tropical but very complex and fine. Firm, hazelnutty finish offers great length…” (08/1998)

2005 E. Guigal “La Turque” Côte-Rôtie

$425.00.
Bid on this bottle of 2005 E. Guigal “La Turque” Côte-Rôtie (100RP, 99WS, (96-98ST)). Robert Parker: “Once again the 2005 Cote Rotie La Turque is a mesmerizing wine. Its extraordinary perfume of camphor, black truffles, bacon fat, spring flowers, blackberries, and cherries is followed by a dense, full-bodied, pure, multilayered wine of superb balance and impeccable harmony. This profound, amazing 2005 should be forgotten for 4-5 years, and drunk over the next three decades.”-WA #182, Apr 2009.

2005 E. Guigal “La Mouline” Côte-Rôtie

$410.00.
Bid on this bottle of 2005 E. Guigal “La Mouline” Côte-Rôtie (100RP, 99WS, (94-96ST)). Robert Parker: “Similar to the powerful 1988, the inky/purple-colored, dense 2005 Cote Rotie La Mouline offers a stunning perfume of espresso roast, licorice, pepper, blackberries, and black cherries intermixed with hints of chocolate and spring flowers. Powerful, super-concentrated, and ruggedly-constructed with a boatload of tannin, this is a wine to forget for 4-5 years, and drink over the following 25-30. It is the densest, most tannic vintage of La Mouline since 1988.”-WA #182, Apr 2009.

2000 E. Guigal “La Turque” Côte-Rôtie

Auction Ending on October 10, 2015 12:30 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 2000 E. Guigal “La Turque” Côte-Rôtie (97WS, 93RP, 91ST). Wine Spectator: ” *Collectibles* Smelling like a raspberry and Port reduction, this manages to let an enormous core of bittersweet chocolate, plum compote, chocolate ganache and exotic spice flavors glide across the palate. Its obvious muscularity strides in on the finish and the flavors echo almost endlessly. Needs time though. Best from 2006 through 2030.” (07/2004)

1995 Emmanuel Rouget Échézeaux Grand Cru

$1,150.00.

Auction Ending on October 08, 2015 6:30 PM PST
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 1995 Emmanuel Rouget Échézeaux Grand Cru (91BH). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “Remarkably supple and forward with elegant red fruits framed by traces of earth and a touch of oak followed by sweet, sappy, modulated, round flavors that offer excellent detail and fine length and the slight astringency that this displayed for years has finally rounded out. For my taste, this has arrived at its peak and while there is certainly no rush to drink up, neither is there any reason to hold for further upside development. Multiple, and consistent, notes.” (06/2012)

2006 Emmanuel Rouget Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Cros Parantoux”

$610.00.
Bid on this bottle of 2006 Emmanuel Rouget Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Cros Parantoux” ((95-96RP), (92-94BH), 92ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Rouget alludes to the aromas of his 2006 Vosne-Romanee Cros Parantoux as ‘tres particulaire,’ and you can say that again! Cassis, black raspberry, licorice, musk, toasted pistachio, ginger, and white pepper amaze the nose, followed by an implosive palate concentration that incorporates stony, chalky, and somehow ore-like mineral essences. The sense of sappy cling and invigorating, vibratory impingement of spice and mineral matter here left both my salivary and adrenal glands pumping. This fissionable vinous material should be cellared for at least half a dozen years and then vigilantly followed for at least a further decade. ” (12/2009) Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Rouget alludes to the aromas of his 2006 Vosne-Romanee Cros Parantoux as ‘tres particulaire,’ an

2009 Eric & Joël Durand “Empreintes” Cornas

$30.00.
Bid on this bottle of 2009 Eric & Joël Durand “Empreintes” Cornas (93RP, 93WS). Wine Spectator: ” *Top 100 Wines of 2011* A very fleshy Cornas, with layers of plum sauce, spice cake, fig bread and cassis rolling over each other, while the anise and iron notes hang in the background for now. The finish is strong and intense. Best from 2012 through 2020.” (10/2011)

2007 Etienne Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Combettes”

Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2007 Etienne Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Combettes” (94RP, 93BH, 93ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “A pungent nose of lavender, lilac, fresh ginger, lime zest, and crushed stone leads to an active, vibratory, persistently pungent yet silken-textured palate impression that is palpably dense without exhibiting any heaviness. Persian melon and peach lend lusciousness, while saline, iodine, and crustacean elements make for intriguing mineral complexity. (DS)” (12/2009)

1998 Faiveley Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru

$77.00.
Bid on this bottle of 1998 Faiveley Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru (92BH, 92RP). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Bright ruby-red. Pungent aromas of red cherry, mint and oak; more evidence of toasted barrel. Fat and silky in the mouth, with iron, game and red fruit flavors along with a strong oak note of pain grillé. The tannins reach the entire mouth, but the finish is somewhat dried by the strong new oak component. ” (03/2000)

2005 Figeac, Saint-Emilion (375ml)

$47.00.
Bid on this half-bottle of 2005 Figeac, Saint-Emilion (375ml) (95JS, 95WS, 93W&S, 93WE, 92ST, 91CG). Wine Spectator: “This is subtle and complex, showing blackberry, fresh tobacco and light vanilla, with a hint of Indian spices. Full-bodied, with super well-integrated tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes. Refined and classy. The best modern wine from this producer.” (03/2008)

1981 Figeac, St. Emilion (1.5L)

Auction Ending on October 13, 2015 3:30 PM PST
Bid on this magnum of 1981 Figeac, St. Emilion (1.5L). Wine Spectator: “Polished, showing some intensity and lovely style. Perfumed with cherry, chocolate and tobacco; medium in body, medium tannins and a light finish.” (10/1994)

2009 Frédéric Magnien Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

Auction Ending on October 14, 2015 2:30 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 2009 Frédéric Magnien Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru ((91-94BH)). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “Here too there is a hint of lactic acid but I have a greater degree of confidence that here it will almost certainly pass. Otherwise there is a fresh and expressive nose of white flowers, green apple and wet stone that is also reflected by the rich, full and obviously powerful medium-bodied flavors that are underpinned by an intense minerality and firm acidity on the noticeably dry and impressively long finish. A big wine but well-balanced effort.” (02/2011) Allen Meadows – Burghound: “Here too there is a hint of lactic acid but I have a greater degree of confidence that here it will almost certainly pass. Otherwise there is a fresh and expressive nose of white flowers, green apple and wet stone that is also reflected by the rich, full and obviously powerful medium-bodied flavors that are underpinned by an intense minerality

1996 Gerard Mugneret Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Les Boudots”

Auction Ending on October 12, 2015 2:00 PM PST
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 1996 Gerard Mugneret Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Les Boudots” (90BH). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “Slightly brighter and perhaps a touch more elegant than the ’95 with a similar aromatic and flavor profile and certainly higher acidity but otherwise, the quality of this wine in these two vintages is remarkably close. The ’95 is a bit further a long in its maturity and is slightly denser; by contrast, the ’96 is longer on the backend and possesses finer fruit/acid balance. It is frankly a choice of style rather than intrinsic quality. This too is approachable now though another 3 to 4 years in the cellar would clearly be of benefit as the structure should continue to soften.” (11/2003)

2000 Gruaud Larose, St-Julien

$340.00.

1996-1997 Guiraud, Sauternes Half-Bottle Vertical

Bid on this 3-half-bottle lot of 1996-1997 Guiraud, Sauternes Half-Bottle Vertical, including 1-bottle of 1996 Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml) and 2-bottles of 1997 Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml) (93WS, 92RP). Of the 1997 Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml),Wine Spectator writes: “An elegant and racy Guiraud, with pretty aromas of pineapple, melon and spice. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with an intense, spicy botrytis finish. Needs time.” (01/2000)

1992 Haut Brion Blanc, Pessac-Leognan

Bid on this bottle of 1992 Haut Brion Blanc, Pessac-Leognan (93RP). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “This is another blockbuster Haut-Brion-Blanc, with a big, ostentatious bouquet of sweet, honeyed fruit. Full-bodied, with layers of richness, this creamy-textured, fleshy wine is at present more evolved and dramatic than its sibling, the 1992 Laville. The wine possesses fine acidity and an explosively long, dry finish. (RP)” (02/1994)

2001 Haut-Bages-Libéral, Pauillac

Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2001 Haut-Bages-Libéral, Pauillac (91WS). Wine Spectator: ” *Top 100 of 2004, Smart Buy* Black cherries with fresh basil on the nose open to a full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. A solid wine with a good core of fruit and tannins.” (03/2004)

2005 Haut-Bergey, Pessac-Léognan

Auction Ending on October 08, 2015 10:30 AM PST
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2005 Haut-Bergey, Pessac-Léognan (92RP, 91WS, 90CG, 90ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “One of the finest under-the-radar estates in Pessac-Leognan, Haut-Bergey’s 2005 (a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot) offers up aromas of scorched earth, wet stones, burning embers, charcoal, and copious black currant and cherry fruit. The sumptuous bouquet is accompanied by a full-bodied wine displaying dazzling purity, sweet tannin, and a long, opulent finish. This beauty will be drinkable at a relatively early age for a 2005. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025.” (04/2008)

1959 Haut-Brion, Graves (375ml)

Auction Ending on October 14, 2015 4:30 PM PST
Bid on this half-bottle lot of 1959 Haut-Brion, Graves (375ml) (100AG, 98WS). Antonio Galloni: “The 1959 Haut-Brion is, in my view, the most moving of the utterly profound wines on the table. Ripe and flamboyant, the 1959 races across the palate with kirsch, mint, licorice and tobacco, all in an unctuous, flashy style that captivates all the senses. A darker and more voluptuous version of the 1961, the 1959 has it all. Layered and sweet on the palate, with fabulous depth and breathtaking complexity, the 1959 boasts superb polish, a long, seamless finish and tremendous harmony. At times, the 1959 exhibits an almost Burgundian-like sense of finesse and lightness on the palate. Quite simply, this is as good as it gets. The 1959 shows no signs of fading; rather it is likely to gradually lose intensity over the next 10-15 years, although it may last well beyond that. I wasn’t born when the 1959 was made, so I can only imagine what it must have tasted l
ike as a young wine. Even today, it is

1988 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1988 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (96WS, 92RP). Wine Spectator: “What a beautiful and complete wine, with dark chocolate, crushed blackberry, cedar and raspberry on the nose. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a beautiful licorice, tar and fruit aftertaste. Long and complex. Will improve with age, but delicious now. (Web-2009)”

1994 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan

$580.00.
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1994 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (94WS, 92RP). Wine Spectator: “Has wonderful richness and suppleness, lovely fruit and harmony. A superb example of a graceful, balanced wine that is delicious now and can evolve over many years.” (04/1997)

1998 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan

$325.00.
Bid on this bottle of 1998 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (97WS, 96RP, 94ST). Wine Spectator: “Dark color, with decadent aromas of truffles, meat, ripe berries and tobacco. Turns to sweet, crushed berries. Full-bodied, with very polished tannins and a berry and mineral aftertaste. The serious tannin structure is still hiding behind the fruit of the wine. Tightly wound and beautiful. Solid as a rock. A classic wine. (Web Only-2009)”

2005 Haut-Brisson La Reserve, St-Emilion

Auction Ending on October 08, 2015 4:00 PM PST
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2005 Haut-Brisson La Reserve, St-Emilion (93RP). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “This well-run property of the Kwok family has produced some great wines in their short tenure as owners. The 2005 La Réserve is an open-knit, sexy, opulent style of wine. Very forward, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color and plenty of crème de cassis, kirsch, licorice and new saddle leather. Spicy and full-bodied, it is best drunk over the next 7-10 years. (RP)” (06/2015)

2008 Henri Boillot Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

$385.00.

Auction Ending on October 12, 2015 10:30 AM PST
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Henri Boillot Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (96BH, (92-95ST)). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “Hints of oak toast add nuance to the green apple, lime and classic dried white flower aromas that precede the well-muscled, firm and impressively broad-shouldered flavors that are clean, dry and ultra intense with real drive on the penetrating and intensely mineral-suffused finish that delivers stunning length. This beautifully chiseled effort does not deliver quite the same length as the Montrachet but it’s perhaps even more complex. In sum, part of why I like this so much is its sense of completeness. (Drink starting 2020)” (06/2010)

2009 Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Les Folatieres”

Auction Ending on October 10, 2015 10:00 AM PST
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2009 Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Les Folatieres” (93BH, 92ST, 91RP). Allen Meadows – Burghound: ” *Sweet spot Outstanding* This too displays extremely subtle hints of mineral reduction that add nuance to the mostly acacia blossom, pear and citrus aromas. The pure, stony, intense and almost improbably fresh middle weight flavors possess plenty of mid-palate fat yet there is excellent delineation to the dry, classy and lingering finish. This is a Folatières of grace and harmony.” (02/2011)

2005 Humbert Freres Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru

Bid on this bottle of 2005 Humbert Freres Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru (94ST, 93BH). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: ” Bright ruby-red. Captivating perfume of black fruits, rose petal, violet, crushed rocks and earth. Densely packed and powerful, with terrific energy and finesse to the sweet flavors of blueberry, blackberry, cherry, licorice and minerals. Boasts outstanding grand cru volume and density and yet the lingering impression on the aftertaste is one of energy and refinement. This should enjoy a long and glorious evolution in bottle. 94(+?) points.” (03/2008)

2009 J.-F. Coche-Dury Bourgogne Pinot Noir

Bid on this bottle of 2009 J.-F. Coche-Dury Bourgogne Pinot Noir. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2009 Bourgogne Rouge is a flashy, exuberant wine with lovely fleshiness at this level. Sweet red berries, flowers and spices are some of the nuances that emerge from this radiant, tasty Bourgogne. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. (AG)” (09/2011) Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2009 Bourgogne Rouge is a flashy, exuberant wine with lovely fleshiness at this level. Sweet red berries, flowers and spices are some of the nuances that emerge from this radiant, tasty Bourgogne. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. (AG)” (09/2011)

1996 Jaboulet “La Chapelle” Hermitage

$87.00.

1988 Jamet “Côte Brune” Côte-Rôtie

Bid on this bottle of 1988 Jamet “Côte Brune” Côte-Rôtie. Located high above the town of Ampuis and the Rhône River, Domaine Jamet produces tiny quantities of stunning Côte-Rôtie. Joseph Jamet’s sons, Jean-Paul and Jean-Luc, now run the property. The work is divided between the two brothers, and Jean-Luc and Jean-Paul have done much to improve the estate and its wines. The cave is now completely gravity fed, allowing them to make their wine without pushing the fruit or pumping the juice.

1988 Jamet Côte-Rôtie

Bid on this bottle of 1988 Jamet Côte-Rôtie (95RP). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 1988 Cote Rotie has already thrown a heavy sediment because of its admirable extraction level. Opaque black/purple, with an incredible knockout bouquet of cassis, leather, herbs, smoked meats, and Asian scents (soy), this fabulously rich, dense, chewy Cote Rotie has a texture that reminded me of a great Pomerol. I have had it open for as long as three days without seeing any degree of oxidation. This is a profound example of Cote Rotie. (RP)” (01/1997)

1989 Jamet Côte-Rôtie

Auction Ending on October 09, 2015 6:30 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 1989 Jamet Côte-Rôtie (93WS, 92RP). Wine Spectator: “Also fully mature, with the cedar, saucisson sec, dried currant and bitter cherry flavors framed by sandalwood, black tea and sanguine notes. Shows a firmer, slightly more rustic edge than the others, but a lingering note of cocoa-dusted black currant gives this the balance it needs. (Web-2010)”

2003 Jean-Claude Boisset Pommard 1er Cru “Clos de Verger”

$60.00.
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2003 Jean-Claude Boisset Pommard 1er Cru “Clos de Verger”. Wine Enthusiast: “Supple and silky, this has a lovely texture for a Pommard. Black cherry and plum fruit is framed by vanilla and smoke, picking up some lingering meaty notes on the finish.” (12/2005)

2000 Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc

$215.00.

Auction Ending on October 11, 2015 2:30 PM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2000 Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc (95RP, 91ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “A 1,000-case blend of 80% Marsanne and 20% Roussanne, the profound 2000 Hermitage blanc boasts a terrific perfume of honeysuckle, white flowers, peaches, citrus, and minerals. Displaying an unctuous texture along with tremendous glycerin, richness, and depth, it will undoubtedly close down after a few years in the bottle, but for now, it is a spectacularly rich, multidimensional white Hermitage to drink young, then forget about for 5-10 years, after which it will last for 15-20 years.” (06/2003)

1983 Joseph Drouhin Clos de la Roche Grand Cru

Bid on this bottle of 1983 Joseph Drouhin Clos de la Roche Grand Cru.

1988 Krug Brut Champagne

$411.00.
Bid on this bottle of 1988 Krug Brut Champagne (98WS, 96ST, 96W&S, 95RP, 93WE). Wine Spectator: “A superb Champagne and still youthful. Honey, ginger, lemon confit, coffee and mineral aromas and flavors come to mind, all kept focused by a firm, tightly wound structure. The finish is where its pedigree shines through, lingering like warm gingerbread and coffee.” (10/2003)

2000 La Conseillante, Pomerol

$943.00.
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2000 La Conseillante, Pomerol (96RP, (90-93ST), 92JS, 90WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “La Conseillante made an excellent wine in 2001, another great one in 2005, and the estate hit home runs in both 2008 and, above all, in 2009. In fact, the latter vintage may well end up being the modern-day reference point for La Conseillante. Nevertheless, there’s a lot to be said for this 2000. An elegant, gentle style that is never a blockbuster, the 2000 La Conseillante has a deep ruby/plum/purple color and an unbelievably expressive nose of sweet kirsch liqueur intermixed with raspberries, incense, toast, and licorice. Full-bodied yet ethereal in the sense that it seems to combine power along with eloquence and delicacy, this is a beautifully pure wine that has just hit its plateau of full maturity, although ideally I think it would benefit strongly from another 4-5 years of bottle age and drink well for two to three de
cades. (RP)” (06/2010)

2005 La Gaffelière, St-Emilion

Auction Ending on October 12, 2015 3:30 PM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2005 La Gaffelière, St-Emilion (96RP, 93WS, 91ST, 90WE). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The finest La Gaffeliere I have ever tasted, the prodigious 2005 boasts a dense ruby/purple color in addition to a flamboyant bouquet of lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, blackberries, smoked meats, incense, and Asian spice. Fabulously deep and full-bodied as well as ethereal and exceptionally elegant for its explosive richness and intensity, its lightness of being reflects the vineyard’s sensational terroir. This succulent beauty appears to be approachable, but that belies some significant tannins. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2030+.” (04/2008)

1994 La Mission Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1994 La Mission Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan (92RP). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “This vintage again demonstrates what an extraordinary terroir La Mission-Haut-Brion possesses. It was not an easy year, with rain, flowering issues and uncooperative weather in the critical months of August and September, but the vineyard’s superb drainage and La Mission’s ability to produce fascinating aromatics even in difficult vintages triumphs again. Classic Graves aromas of charcoal, scorched earth, red and black fruits, truffles, graphite and melted tar emerge from this dark garnet/plum-colored 1994. In the mouth, there is some angularity and rustic tannins remaining, but they are not out of balance. With medium to full body as well as more depth than many of its peers, the wine appears to be close to full maturity. However, with this level of acidity and tannin, it is not likely to fall apart any time soon. Anticipated matu
rity: now-2025. (RP)” (08/2012)

1988 La Mission Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1988 La Mission Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (94WS, 90RP). Wine Spectator: “Iodine aromas, with tobacco, cedar and sea shells, and earth and ripe fruit underneath. Full-bodied, with slightly chewy tannins and a vanilla, berry and cherry aftertaste. Big and powerful still. I would give it a little more time to mellow. But an impressive wine for the vintage.—’88/’98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Best after 2010. (Web-2009)”

2008 La Pousse d’Or Volnay 1er Cru “Clos de la Bousse d’Or”

$94.00.
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 La Pousse d’Or Volnay 1er Cru “Clos de la Bousse d’Or” (95RP, 92ST, (89-91BH)). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2008 Volnay Clos de la Bousse d’Or is impeccable from start to finish. Elegant, refined aromatics weave into layers of fruit as this substantial Volnay shows off its class and purity. The finish is supple and delicate, with plenty of reserve. Anticipated maturity: 2023-2038. (AG)” (05/2011)

2001 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2001 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes (96RP, 93WS, 92ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The La Tour Blanche 2001 has long been the “insiders’ Sauternes” for the vintage. Leave the Yquem ’01 for the millionaires: load up on one of the finest recent vintages from the estate. It has a potent honeyed, frangipane and white flower-scented bouquet with subtle nougat scents in the background lending it an exotic edge. The palate is extremely well balanced with fine acidity effortlessly slicing a swathe through that unctuous, honeyed fruit. There are also understated marmalade notes with a suggestion of crème brûlée furnishing the weighty finish that goes on and on. Just don’t tell anyone how good this La Tour Blanche is…promise? (NM)” (10/2014)

1997 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes

Auction Ending on October 13, 2015 3:00 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 1997 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes (92WS, 91ST, 90RP). Wine Spectator: “A subtle, sweet wine, with intense aromas of honey, almond, spice and vanilla. Full-bodied and very sweet, with a lovely, ripe tropical fruit character. Super. Best after 2001. (JS)” (01/2000)

2002 Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac

Auction Ending on October 08, 2015 4:30 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 2002 Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac (95WS, 93RP, 92ST). Wine Spectator: ” *Collectibles* Bubbling over with crushed berries, currants and spices, with tobacco notes. Beautiful. Full-bodied, with gorgeously velvety tannins and a long finish of pretty fruit. This is a racy yet elegant Lafite. Classy. Best after 2010.” (03/2005)

2000 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien

Bid on this bottle of 2000 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien (94WS, 91RP, 91W&S, 90ST, 90WE). Wine Spectator: “*Top 100 Wines of 2003* A dense and rich red, with aromas of blackberries and blueberries, with an undertone of minerals. Full-bodied, with lots of tannins and loads of structure and length. Just a baby, but already muscular and developed. Best wine from this estate in years. Same owner as Léoville Barton. Best after 2010.” (03/2003)

2001 Latour, Pauillac

Bid on this bottle of 2001 Latour, Pauillac (95RP, 95WS, 92ST). Wine Spectator: “Extremely attractive aromas of blackberries and currants with just a hint of mineral and oak. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. As it was from barrel; powerful and fast. Serious stuff.” (03/2004)

2006 Latour, Pauillac (1.5L)

Auction Ending on October 11, 2015 5:00 PM PST
Bid on this magnum of 2006 Latour, Pauillac (1.5L) (96WE, 95RP, 95ST, 95W&S, 95WS). Wine Enthusiast: “Latour has always had the reputation of producing great wines in the less great vintages. The 2006 is a case in point. It brings structure and ripeness into a form that is almost ethereal. That elegance dosn’t take away from the powerfull fruit. The fruit in fact melds into the structure with ease. And, as a reminder this is a 206, the density gives way to freshness on the finish.” (03/2009)

2000 Latour, Pauillac (1.5L)

$1,615.00.
Bid on this magnum of 2000 Latour, Pauillac (1.5L) (100JS, 100WS, 98RP, 98WE, 97ST). Wine Spectator: ” *Collectibles* A young wine that electrifies every taste bud in your mouth. Compacted aromas of crushed currants and minerals, with roses and lilacs. Full-bodied, with masses of silky, refined tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes. Stunning. Best Latour since 1990. Best after 2012.” (01/2003)

2001 Latour, Pauillac (1.5L)

$675.00.
Bid on this magnum of 2001 Latour, Pauillac (1.5L) (95RP, 95WS, 93W&S, 92ST). Wine Spectator: ” *Collectibles* Extremely attractive aromas of blackberries and currants with just a hint of mineral and oak. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. As it was from barrel; powerful and fast. Serious stuff.” (03/2004)

2008 Latour, Pauillac (1.5L)

$740.00.

Auction Ending on October 12, 2015 4:30 PM PST
Bid on this magnum of 2008 Latour, Pauillac (1.5L) (96WE, 95JS, 95RP, 94ST, 94WS). Wine Enthusiast: “Expressive fruit aromas and wood perfumes announce this wine. With 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a complex wine marked by purity of black fruits, berries, toast and tannins. It has power, richness and a lovely edge of spice to go with the acidity. The wine is firmly structured, while bursting with fruit and freshness.” (04/2011)

2004 Latour, Pauillac (1.5L)

$710.00.
Bid on this magnum of 2004 Latour, Pauillac (1.5L) (97WE, 95RP, 95WS, 94ST, 93JS). Wine Enthusiast: “There are tannins, structure and power, but also supreme elegance. The 2004 acidity comes through in the sweet cassis flavors, supported at the back by dry tannins. Currently, the wine is closed up, losing some of its fresh fruit, but this is a moment in its slow evolution towards a classic Latour. ” (06/2007)

2005 Latour, Pauillac (1.5L)

$1,250.00.

Auction Ending on October 10, 2015 4:30 PM PST
Bid on this magnum of 2005 Latour, Pauillac (1.5L) (100JS, 100WE, 99WS, 98ST, 96RP). Wine Enthusiast: ” *Cellar Selection* A great wine, the summation of a great vintage in Bordeaux. The core of richness, the dense, bone-dry tannins, the black currants, red berries and black plum skins are the elements, but it’s the way they have been integrated that makes this such an impressive wine. There is great elegance as well, a fabulous counterpoint to such power. Cellar for at least 15 years, but this will keep forever.” (06/2008)

2000 Le Plus de la Fleur de Boüard, Lalande-de-Pomerol

Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2000 Le Plus de la Fleur de Boüard, Lalande-de-Pomerol (99RP, 93JS, 92WS, 91ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “A tremendous achievement by Hubert de Bouard, the 2000 La Plus de la Fleur de Bouard (a 420-case luxury cuvee) is a blend of 80% Merlot and the rest primarily Cabernet Franc and a dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon. Filled with richness and intensity, with elegance, harmony, and poise, it is one of the top wines of the vintage. Sadly, very little is available. Approachable, with a velvety texture as well as abundant notes of blueberries, coffee, black currants, kirsch, smoke, and licorice, it is a massive, rich (but not heavy) wine that should drink well for another 10-15 years. (RP)” (06/2010)

2000 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2000 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (97WS, 96JS, 96WE, 95RP, 94ST). Wine Spectator: ” * Highly Recommended * This is the biggest, most powerful ever from Léoville Barton. Amazingly rich and silky. Lots of chocolate and blackberry aromas, with hints of raspberries. Full-bodied, with silky and round tannins. Great concentration. Long, long finish. Best after 2012.” (01/2003)

1992 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

Auction Ending on October 09, 2015 10:30 AM PST
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 1992 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “This wine, which was impressive from cask, continues to prove that it is one of the finest wines of the vintage. It exhibits a dark ruby color, a spicy, cedary, black-cherry and curranty-scented nose, rich, medium-bodied flavors with excellent ripeness, a sense of elegance, and a succulent, juicy personality. The wine reveals no signs of dilution, and the tannin is sweet rather than hard and astringent. ” (12/1994)

1997 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

$240.00.

Auction Ending on October 11, 2015 10:00 AM PST
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 1997 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien. Wine Spectator: “Good berry, mineral character, with a hint of chocolate. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh finish.” (01/2000)

1980 Leoville-Barton, St-Julien (1.5L)

Bid on this magnum of 1980 Leoville-Barton, St-Julien (1.5L). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “A lovely wine and fine success for the vintage, the 1980 Leoville-Barton has a surprisingly good color, a spicy, caramel-scented, deep bouquet, soft, ripe fruity flavors, moderate tannins, and a good finish. (RP)” (01/1998)

2000 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (1.5L)

Bid on this magnum of 2000 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (1.5L) (97WS, 96JS, 96WE, 95RP, 94ST, 94W&S). Wine Spectator: ” *Highly Recommended* Amazingly rich and silky. Lots of chocolate and blackberry aromas with hints of raspberries. Full-bodied, with silky, round tannins. Great concentration. Long, long finish. This is the biggest, most powerful ever from Léoville Barton. ” (03/2003)

1982 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien

Auction Ending on October 09, 2015 3:30 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 1982 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien (95RP, 95ST, 95WS). Wine Spectator: “A racy, classy, silky wine. Inky-ruby color. Black cherry, mineral and wet earth aromas. Medium-bodied, with very silky tannins and a long, superfine finish. Has always been excellent.” (11/1998)

1999 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien

Auction Ending on October 11, 2015 1:00 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 1999 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien (94WS, 92ST, 91RP). Wine Spectator: “This is so fresh still, just a baby. Blackberry, mineral, floral and blueberry aromas follow through to a full body, with focused, subtle fruit and a racy, refined and reserved tannin structure. This really needs time. Cuddled up in a ball of tannins.—’89/’99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009). Best after 2013. (Web-2010)”

2008 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien

Auction Ending on October 12, 2015 11:30 AM PST

1996 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1996 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien (98RP, 96ST, 92WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “A profound Leoville Las Cases, it is one of the great modern day wines of Bordeaux. This wine’s hallmark remains a sur-maturite (over-ripeness) of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Yet the wine has retained its intrinsic classicism, symmetry, and profound potential for complexity and elegance. The black/purple color is followed by a spectacular nose of cassis, cherry liqueur, pain grille, and minerals. It is powerful and rich on the attack, with beautifully integrated tannin, massive concentration, yet no hint of heaviness or disjointedness. As this wine sits in the glass it grows in stature and richness. It is a remarkable, seamless, palate-staining, and extraordinarily elegant wine – the quintessential St.-Julien. Despite the sweetness of the tannin, I would recommend cellaring this wine for 7-8 years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-
2035. (RP)” (04/1999)

1994 Léoville-Las-Cases, St-Julien

Bid on this bottle of 1994 Léoville-Las-Cases, St-Julien (93RP). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Michel Delon, a great man, is the consummate proprietor, meticulously administering this vast estate spread out along the St.-Julien/Pauillac border, separated from Latour’s finest vineyard by a mere ten feet. The 1993-95 vintages from Delon are brilliant wines. Leoville-Las-Cases remains one of the irrefutable reference points for high class Bordeaux. One of the more massive Medocs of the vintage, this opaque purple-colored wine exhibits fabulous richness and volume in the mouth. Layers of pure black-cherry and cassis fruit are intermixed with stony, mineral-like scents, as well as high quality toasty oak. Medium to full-bodied, with a sweet, rich entry, this wine possesses plenty of tannin, yet fabulous extract and length. Leoville-Las-Cases is one of the half-dozen great wines of the Medoc in 1994. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2025. This lion n
ever falls asleep on the job!” (02/1997)

2000 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien

Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2000 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien (97RP, 94WS, 93JS, 90ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The plushest, most ostentatious and dramatic of all the Leovilles in 2000, this wine is already sumptuous, displaying some nuances in its huge nose of vanilla bean, black chocolate, jammy black cherries, cassis, and graphite in a flamboyant style. Opulent, savory, rich, and full-bodied, it is a head-turning, prodigious wine and a complete contrast to the extracted behemoth of Leoville Barton and the backward, classic Leoville Las Cases. The Poyferre’s low acidity, sweet tannin and an already gorgeous mouthfeel make it a wine to drink now as well as over the next 25 or more years. (RP)” (06/2010)

1985 Leroy Santenay (Negociant Bottling)

$102.00.
Bid on this bottle of 1985 Leroy Santenay (Negociant Bottling). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Much has been written about the dynamic Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy. Some of it has been malicious and motivated strictly by insidious jealousy. From time to time I have complained of her pricing structure. Yet there should never be any criticism of her philosophy of what Burgundy should be. Her wines are among the noblest and purest expressions of Pinot Noir in Burgundy. They are treated with the care of a pampered child, never filtered, and bottled barrel by barrel. Given the size of her wines and their power and structure, in a cool damp cellar they will last 20 to 25 years. Bize-Leroy thinks 1985 is one of the two best Burgundy vintages in the last twenty years, the other being 1978. Given the range of wines I tasted, 44 in all, 16 were exceptional, 21 very good to excellent. Thirty-seven very good to exceptional wines out of 44 is an amazingly high p
ercentage, and I would be proud to own an

1999 Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1999 Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (93WE, 91BH, (90-91RP), 90WS). Wine Enthusiast: “At this stage, this classic white Burgundy is still closed. But there is immense power, with wood and intense tropical-fruit flavors inside the firm young structure. ” (11/2001)

1987 Lucien Boillot Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru “Les Corbeaux”

Bid on this bottle of 1987 Lucien Boillot Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru “Les Corbeaux”.

2006 Lucien Le Moine Bourgogne Blanc

Bid on this bottle of 2006 Lucien Le Moine Bourgogne Blanc.

2011 Lucien Le Moine Chenas (1.5L)

Auction Ending on October 12, 2015 12:00 PM PST
Bid on this magnum of 2011 Lucien Le Moine Chenas (1.5L) ((92-93RP)). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Tasted from barrel – whence it was to have been racked and sulfured for the first time when it is bottled at the end of its second summer – it mingles striking wisteria perfume with scents and flavors of blueberry, pomegranate, black raspberry and smoked meat. Mouthwateringly salt-tinged and with crystalline suggestions of stony counterpoint, its infectiously juicy primary fruit informs a silken-texture palate and strikingly vibrant and persistent finish. ” (06/2013)

2008 Lucien Le Moine Clos Saint Denis Grand Cru

Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Lucien Le Moine Clos Saint Denis Grand Cru ((93-96ST), (94-95RP), (92-94BH)). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Barrel #1: Good medium red. Knockout nose combines raspberry, rose petal, crushed stone, game, smoke and flint; an essence of this grand cru. Wonderfully silky on entry, then moderately sweet and very fine-grained, with considerable complexity to the flavors of briary berries, pepper, smoke and earth. Barrel #2: Bright, deep red. Very ripe, more liqueur-like aromas of raspberry and spices; more fruits and less earth here. Then hugely concentrated and sweet; at once more tactile and less noble than the last sample but with more obvious red fruit flavors and plenty of underlying stone. Similarly peppery on the long aftertaste. This is aging in a barrel that received a longer toasting.” (03/2010)

2008 Lucien Le Moine Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Les Cazetiers”

Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Lucien Le Moine Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Les Cazetiers” ((91-94BH), (93-94RP), (92-94ST)). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The vines that informed Saouma and Brakir’s 2008 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers are more than 100 years old. Black licorice, candied cherry, almond extract, and Latakia tobacco-like smokiness in the nose lead to a palate of usual sweetness and forward sensuality for its vintage. A saline, sweet, crustacean-like savor builds on the saliva-inducing finish, where peat and black pepper add further pungent complexity. This lacks the mystery or interactive dynamic of the corresponding Lavaux St.-Jacques, but is superb in its own right and will probably hold the greater appeal for many tasters. It, too, has roughly 15 years of potential. (DS)” (06/2010)

2008 Lucien Le Moine Volnay 1er Cru “Les Caillerets”

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Lucien Le Moine Volnay 1er Cru “Les Caillerets” ((92-93RP), (91-93ST), (90-92BH)). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Slight reduction in the nose of Le Moine’s two barrels of 2008 Volnay Caillerets gives way with an airing to smoked meat and to cherry and red currant whose tart freshness invigorates the palate. Chalky and saline notes typical for this site are present in spades, along with clean, marrow-like meatiness, and there is a sense of lift and energy in the finish that add to the impression of a red Riesling. I suspect this will perform beautifully for 12-15 years. Having finished its malo already in May, the additional time this wine had to get its act together should not, Saouma reminds me, be discounted in considering the enthusiasm expressed in my tasting note. (DS)” (06/2010)

2008 Lucien le Moine Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Les Suchots”

Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Lucien le Moine Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Les Suchots” ((92-94BH), (91-92RP), 92WS, 91ST). Allen Meadows – Burghound: ” *Outstanding* Ample amounts of Vosne style spice and dark pinot fruit and earth aromas are trimmed in noticeable but not invasive wood. The fresh and bright medium-bodied flavors possess a beguilingly seductive texture while being supported by firm tannins on the dry, clean and linear finish that is mildly tangy at this point.” (04/2010)

1999 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1999 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (90RP, 90ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “A charming, lush, round, generous Lynch Bages, the 1999 offers plenty of sweet black currant fruit, damp earth, licorice, cedarwood and spicy herb-like characteristics. Medium-bodied, savory and broad in the mouth with no hard edges, this fully mature effort is a somewhat underrated vintage for this estate. Enjoy it over the next decade.” (08/2011)

2000 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

Auction Ending on October 11, 2015 4:30 PM PST
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2000 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (97RP, 96WS, 95JS, 95WE, 94ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Beginning to open magnificently, the still dense purple-colored 2000 reveals a blossoming bouquet of blackberries, cassis, graphite and pen ink. Full-bodied with velvety tannins that have resolved themselves beautifully over the last eleven years, this wine is still an adolescent, but it exhibits admirable purity, texture, mouthfeel and power combined with elegance. One of the all-time great examples of Lynch Bages, the 2000 is just beginning to drink well yet promises to last for another 20-25+ years. (RP)” (08/2011)

1990 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

Bid on this bottle of 1990 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (99RP, 94WS, 93ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “This magnificent Lynch Bages has been drinking well since the day it was released and it continues to go from strength to strength. The biggest, richest, fullest-bodied Lynch Bages until the 2000, the fully mature 1990 exhibits an unbelievably explosive nose of black currants, cedarwood, herbs and spice. The majestic, classically Bordeaux aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, voluptuously textured, rich, intense wine with superb purity as well as thrilling levels of fruit, glycerin and sweetness. This beauty should continue to provide immense pleasure over the next 15+ years. (RP)” (08/2011)

1986 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

Bid on this bottle of 1986 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (94RP, 93ST, 90WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 1986 is finally emerging from the dormant stage that many of the wines from this vintage (especially the Medocs) have been going through. It is a full-bodied, still backward wine that will appeal to classicists and old line traditionalists given its firm structure and austere tannins. Nevertheless, the color is a healthy deep garnet and the wine exhibits wonderful freshness along with notes of underbrush, damp earth, black currants, cedar and new saddle leather. Well-balanced with good depth, medium to full body, and a tannic (although not excessively so) finish, this may not be the most finesse-styled, elegant Lynch Bages ever produced, but it is an interesting Pauillac that will benefit from another 3-4 years of cellaring. While it may never hit the peaks achieved by great Lynch Bages vintages, it will be one of those rare wines that will l
ast 40+ years.” (08/2011)

2005 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (1.5L)

Bid on this magnum of 2005 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (1.5L) (96JS, 96W&S, 96WE, 93WS, 91RP, 91ST). Wine Enthusiast: “Classic Lynch-Bages with just a bit of extra power and richness. While the tannins are structured, it is the velvety fruit that rolls around the mouth that is the most dominant character. It is coming together into a wine that will be big and dense, but never over the top” (06/2008)

1996 M. Chapoutier “Le Pavillon” Ermitage

Bid on this bottle of 1996 M. Chapoutier “Le Pavillon” Ermitage (96RP, (92-94ST), 94WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 1996 Hermitage Le Pavillon needs at least a decade of cellaring. The wine possesses a saturated black/purple color, in addition to fabulously sweet aromas of blackberries, framboise, blueberries, violets, roasted herbs, and meats. Massively concentrated and full-bodied, with staggering levels of extract, this wine is super pure, with high tannin, good but not intrusive acidity, and a 45-second finish. This is one of the superstars of the vintage in France! Anticipated maturity: 2010-2050. ” (02/1999)

1975 Malescot St. Exupery, Margaux (1.5 L)

Bid on this magnum of 1975 Malescot St. Exupery, Margaux (1.5 L). 90 points from Richard Jennings: “bricking medium red violet color; toast, tart black fruit nose; tightish but mature, toast, mushroom, charcoal, black fruit palate with very firm tannins; long finish.” (04/2011, RJonWine.com)

2002 Margaux, Margaux

Auction Ending on October 14, 2015 7:30 PM PST
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2002 Margaux, Margaux (93RP, 92ST, 92WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Performing better from bottle than at any time in cask (which of course is the objective of great winemaking, isn’t it?), this wine reveals a dense ruby/purple color in a style somewhat reminiscent of the 1988 but with more power, concentration, and volume. It has a beautifully elegant nose of black fruits intermixed with truffle, flower, and oak. The wine is medium to full-bodied, dense, with wonderful precision, freshness, and a long, full-bodied finish with impressive levels of concentration. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030. (RP)” (04/2005)

2005 Marquis d’Angerville Volnay 1er Cru “Clos des Ducs”

Bid on this bottle of 2005 Marquis d’Angerville Volnay 1er Cru “Clos des Ducs” (96BH, (94-95RP), 94ST, 94WS). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “The magnificently pure and airy essence of notably ripe dark pinot fruit, cassis and menthol remains reserved and cool with its exceptionally rich, classy, sweet and vibrant mineral-driven and large-scaled flavors that are shaped by powerful if buried tannins. While magnificently long, this stunning Ducster is completely shut down at present and it would be a vinous crime to open one at this very early point in its development as the ’05 is built for the very long haul, indeed 20 years may be too soon. In my view, the ’05 Ducster is destined to take its place alongside the greatest vintages of the past, and while the words ‘best ever’ are presumptuous in a wine with such a distinguished history, the mere fact that it has the potential to be among the very best ever is praise enough.&q
uot; (04/2012)

1988 Meo-Camuzet Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru “Aux Brulees”

$398.00.
Bid on this bottle of 1988 Meo-Camuzet Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru “Aux Brulees” (90BH). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “I hadn’t had this in almost 20 years and it’s always extremely interesting to revisit something after such a long period of time. Not surprisingly the nose is now largely secondary in character along with plenty of Asian style tea and spice elements in evidence. There is good intensity to the relatively burly and muscular flavors that deliver a fine bead of minerality onto the solidly complex and persistent finish where the tannins are still quite prominent. I believe that it would be fair to observe that 1988 is not an especially elegant vintage for this wine though on the plus side it is one that should continue to drink well for years to come.” (06/2015)

1995 Mommessin Clos de Tart Grand Cru

Bid on this bottle of 1995 Mommessin Clos de Tart Grand Cru. Wine Spectator: “A delicious 1995. Notes of violets, blackberries and toasty oak are silky-smooth on the palate. It’s quite delicate, yet has enough firm tannins to warrant waiting. Best after 1998. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.” (11/1997)

2000 Montrose St-Estèphe

Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2000 Montrose St-Estèphe (96JS, 96WS, 95RP, 94ST). Wine Spectator: “Aromas of mint, berry and licorice follow through to a full-bodied palate that is thick and rich yet refined and reserved. This is dense and well-structured, with loads of vanilla, berry and lightly roasted fruit. Powerful but still holding back. Compacted and dense. (Web Only-2006)”

1986 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac

$1,850.00.
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 1986 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac (100JS, 100RP, 99WS, 98ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Deep garnet-black colour. An incredible array of aromas on the nose: blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, espresso, leather, black olive and loam. The palate is absolutely seamless from first impression to finish, effortlessly building layers of complexity in the mouth and leading to a very long, earth and spice finish. I can’t see how this could possibly be improvement so have no alternative but concede perfection. Drink now to 2045+. Tasted March 2009. (LPB)” (05/2009)

1994-1996 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac Vertical

$1,027.00.

Auction Ending on October 13, 2015 4:30 PM PST
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 1994-1996 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac Vertical, including 1-bottle of 1994 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac (91RP, 91WS), 1-bottle of 1995 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac (95RP, 95ST, 94WS), and 1-bottle of 1996 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac (96ST, 96WS, 95JS, 94RP). Of the 1996 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac,Wine Spectator writes: “Incredible nose of ultraripe fruit, it’s yet subtle and complex. Full-bodied, with very ripe, almost sweet fruit and a long, long caressing finish. Superb. This is edging out the 1995. (Web Only-2007)”

1997 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1997 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac ((90-91ST), 90RP). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Deep ruby. Exotic, enticing aromas of black fruits, cherry cough syrup, roast coffee and caramel, along with pungent oakiness. Sweet, fat and thick in the mouth, but with adequate framing acidity. Quite ripe on the back end, with much finer tannins than the foregoing ’97s.” (06/1999)

2002 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac

$910.00.
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2002 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac (94ST, 93RP, 91JS). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Good saturated ruby-red. Tight nose hints at currant and smoky oak. Highly concentrated, densely packed and built to age. As young as it is, it also shows a lovely velvety texture rare for this vintage. Finishes with terrific breadth, subtle minerality and noble tannins. I’ve been a fan of this wine since the outset.” (06/2005)

1990 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac

$646.00.

Auction Ending on October 09, 2015 4:30 PM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1990 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac (94ST). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Bright red with a pale rim. Knockout nose of aromatic herbs, strawberry, sweet spices and acacia flower; yet another wine strongly marked by its Cabernet Franc presence. Fresh and vibrant, this absolutely dances on the palate with strawberry, sour red cherry and raspberry flavors complicated by gunflint and herbs. High acidity provides great clarity and cut to the long, floral, smoothly tannic finish. This has improved considerably with bottle age. Harvested from September 18 through October 3, this Mouton offers amazing balance and fragrance. In 1990 Mouton was still using a heavy toast for its barriques, which resulted in a smoky quality in the wines that was considered by many to be just as typical of Mouton as its opulence.” (08/2011)

1991-1992 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac Vertical

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1991-1992 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac Vertical, including 1-bottle of 1991 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac and 1-bottle of 1992 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac. Of the 1991 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac,Wine Spectator writes: ” (Highly Recommended) Incredibly fine and subtle for the vintage with tobacco, black currant and berry aromas and flavors, medium body and a long flavorful, silky finish. Drink or hold.” (03/1994)

1999 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 1999 Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac (93RP, 91WS, 90ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The beautiful 1999 Mouton Rothschild may be a modern day clone of their 1962 or 1985. Its saturated ruby/purple color is followed by sumptuous aromas of cedar wood, creme de cassis, wood smoke, coffee, and dried herbs. The wine is forward, lush, and full-bodied. It is already complex as well as succulent, fleshy, and long. Tannin in the finish suggests more nuances will emerge in 4-5 years. It is a complex, classic Mouton. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030.” (04/2002)

2005 Nicolas Joly Savennières Clos de la Coulée de Serrant

$121.00.
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2005 Nicolas Joly Savennières Clos de la Coulée de Serrant (93W&S, 92WS). Wine & Spirits: “Showing the rich depth of the vintage, this fills the palate with warm, velvety fragrance, expanding in a voluptuous and concentrated spectrum of flavor. The fruit is fresh and bright, inseparably intertwined with the typically pronounced minerality of the vineyard, and the aromas persist on the finish in spicy, honeyed complexity. It’s a demanding, intensely soil-driven wine, and should enjoy a long development.” (04/2008)

2000 Palmer, Margaux

$800.00.
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2000 Palmer, Margaux (97JS, 97WS, 95RP, 94WE, 91ST). Wine Spectator: “This takes time to unwind, but then it explodes with fruit and powerful, yet silky tannins. Perfumed and rich, with berry, cherry and tobacco character. Full-bodied, with super-well-integrated tannins and a reduced, refined palate structure. It’s compacted and powerful. Very racy wine.” (03/2003)

2009 Pascal Marchand Chambertin-Clos de Beze Grand Cru

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2009 Pascal Marchand Chambertin-Clos de Beze Grand Cru ((93-95BH)). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “An overtly spicy, cool and elegant nose that features a broad array of earth, game, underbrush, humus and stone notes that marry into opulently rich, full-bodied and quite serious big-bodied flavors that possess excellent mid-palate concentration and simply gorgeous length on the quite firmly structured finale. This will require close to 20 years to be at its best.” (01/2011)

2011 Pascal Marchand Chambolle-Musigny

Auction Ending on October 09, 2015 12:00 PM PST
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2011 Pascal Marchand Chambolle-Musigny. Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “(15% vendange entier): Bright medium red. Black raspberry, spices and a whiff of horseradish on the nose. Supple and sweet in the mouth, with hints of dark cherry and pepper. Tighter on the back end than the Gevrey villages but mounts nicely and lingers.” (01/2013)

2010 Pascal Marchand Gevrey-Chambertin

$190.00.

Auction Ending on October 11, 2015 11:00 AM PST
Bid on this 5-bottle lot of 2010 Pascal Marchand Gevrey-Chambertin ((87-90ST)). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “(from en Pallud, en Champs, and Pressonieres, on the wrong side of the route nationale; 20% vendange entier): Bright red with ruby highlights. Reduced nose offers spicy, floral and gamey elements. Densely packed and juicy, with good peppery lift to the middle palate. Finishes with serious tannins and lovely lingering perfume. ” (01/2012)

2008 Pascal Marchand Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru

Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Pascal Marchand Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru ((92-93RP), 92ST, 91WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The Marchand 2008 Latricieres-Chambertin offers aromas of sage; soy; ripe red cherry; and alkaline, saline, maritime mineral notes. The brash intensity, resinous spiciness, and combination of caramelized and tart fruit elements exhibited here put me a bit in mind of Zinfandel. Yet for all of its energy and fine retention of fruit acidity, this also evinces incipient creaminess, and its long finish displays a sort of buoyancy that among reds can in my experience only be obtained from a Burgundy cru! (DS)” (06/2010)

2009 Pascal Marchand Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru

Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2009 Pascal Marchand Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru ((92-94BH)). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “*Sweet Spot* This displays a strikingly beautiful nose with a highly complex, restrained and extremely cool nose of airy red pinot fruit and stone aromas that complement to perfection the understated, detailed, vibrant and mineral-driven flavors that possess marvelous power and superb length. I very much like the underlying sense of tension and the impeccable finishing balance. Definitely worth considering.” (01/2011)

2010 Pavie, St-Emilion

Bid on this bottle of 2010 Pavie, St-Emilion (98JS, 98RP, (94-97WS), 95ST, (91-93WE)). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Painfully powerful, backward and super-concentrated, this 2010 is a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon cropped at 26 hectoliters per hectare. The harvest, as usual, was late by the standards of the appellation, occurring between October 12 and October 19. The alcohols are surprisingly modest by 2010 standards, 14.2%. As usual, this is one of the top wines of the vintage, but it needs a good decade of cellaring. It is much more backward and restrained than the 2009 was at the same stage, and seems even more tannic and structured than the 2005. It is a monumental wine for true connoisseurs who have the patience and discipline to cellar it for a good decade. Anticipated maturity: 2025-2060+. (98+)” (02/2013)

2009 Pavie, St-Emilion

$775.00.

Auction Ending on October 10, 2015 5:00 PM PST
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2009 Pavie, St-Emilion (100RP, 98JS, 98WS, 96ST, 95WE). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Bottled the week before I arrived, the 2009 Pavie appears to have barely budged since I tasted it two years ago. Many experts consider this phenomenal terroir to be nearly as great as that of Ausone. Made from a classic blend of 60-70% Merlot, 20-25% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, this inky/blue/purple-colored blockbuster reveals wonderful notes of blackberries, crushed rocks, roasted meats, spring flowers, cedar, blueberries, graphite and a hint of vanillin. With extravagant fruit and high extract as well as a hint of minerality, this structured, massively intense effort is typical of all the luxurious, perfect or nearly perfect Pavies produced under the Perse regime (which began in 1998). While built for 40-50 years of cellaring, the softness of the vintage and its flamboyant style is slightly less apparent in th
e 2009 Pavie than in some of the other Pe

2003 Pavie, St-Emilion

Bid on this bottle of 2003 Pavie, St-Emilion (99RP, 96WS, 92ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “At its release, the 2003 Pavie was somewhat controversial in wine tasting circles, but eleven years later it is obviously a great classic. Its deep purple color is accompanied by notes of vanillin, lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, plums, black currants and kirsch. Full-bodied, youthful and rich with terrific purity and texture as well as a striking opulence, its 40+-second finish, stunning purity and wonderful perfume suggest it can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years.” (04/2014)

2000 Pavie, St-Emilion

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2004 Pavillon Blanc, Margaux

Auction Ending on October 11, 2015 1:30 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 2004 Pavillon Blanc, Margaux ((92-94ST), 93RP, 93WS). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Extremely fresh, deep nose combines quinine, ginger, minerals and citrus fruits, with white peach and honey notes that suggest viognier (I could not possibly have guessed that this wine was entirely from sauvignon blanc). Rich, honeyed and powerful, with superb fat and depth of flavor. Notes of peach, citrus fruit, hay and honeydew melon. Pontallier says this may be Margaux’s best Pavillon Blanc ever, and I certainly can’t recall a more promising vintage. (ST)” (06/2005)

2006 Philippe Livera Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru “Réserve Vieilles Vignes”

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2006 Philippe Livera Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru “Réserve Vieilles Vignes”.

2000 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2000 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac (97RP, 94ST, 93WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “This is one of the great wines of the vintage, and certainly a candidate for one of the finest wines made at this estate under the management of Christian Seeley and proprietor AXA. Showing incredibly well at two tastings of 2000s, the wine has a dense bluish/purple color and a beautiful nose of incense, melted asphalt, and creme de cassis as well as hints of new saddle leather and licorice. It is superbly concentrated and very pure, with excellent texture and opulence. The acidity seems low, the tannin high but well-integrated. This is a compelling 2000 that is just closing in on its window of maturity and should stay there for at least 20 or more years. Bravo! (RP)” (06/2010)

1989 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac

Bid on this bottle of 1989 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac (95RP, 95WS, 94ST). Wine Spectator: “What a nose here, from crushed mulberry to tanned leather to tar. Full-bodied, with big, velvety tannins that are soft and caressing, like cashmere. This is so tight and powerful still; it seems to be holding back. Be patient, because it will open with another five or six years of bottle age. Hard to wait. So why do it? (2009)”

2000 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac (1.5L)

$355.00.
Bid on this magnum of 2000 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac (1.5L) (97RP, 94ST, 93WS, 92WE). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “This is one of the great wines of the vintage, and certainly a candidate for one of the finest wines made at this estate under the management of Christian Seeley and proprietor AXA. Showing incredibly well at two tastings of 2000s, the wine has a dense bluish/purple color and a beautiful nose of incense, melted asphalt, and creme de cassis as well as hints of new saddle leather and licorice. It is superbly concentrated and very pure, with excellent texture and opulence. The acidity seems low, the tannin high but well-integrated. This is a compelling 2000 that is just closing in on its window of maturity and should stay there for at least 20 or more years. Bravo! (RP)” (06/2010)

1996 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac

Bid on this bottle of 1996 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (96RP, 95ST, 92WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 1996 Pichon-Lalande is just as awesome from bottle as it was from multiple cask tastings… The color is a saturated ruby/purple. The nose suggests sweet, nearly overripe Cabernet Sauvignon, with its blueberry/blackberry/cassis scents intermixed with high quality, subtle, toasty new oak. Deep and full-bodied, with fabulous concentration and a sweet, opulent texture… (RP)” (04/1999)

2007 Pierre Usseglio “Cuvée de Mon Aïeul” Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2007 Pierre Usseglio “Cuvée de Mon Aïeul” Châteauneuf-du-Pape (100RP, 94ST, 94WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “There are 1,800 cases of the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee du Mon Aieul (100% tank-aged Grenache). It represents an awesome naked/virginal expression of Grenache from three vineyard parcels planted in sand, clay, and limestone soils. After tasting this wine on five separate occasions, I can state with certainty, it has the most saturated color of any Mon Aieul produced to date. Moreover, its perfume of blueberry liqueur, black raspberries, licorice, roasted meat juices, and lavender is incredible. Full-bodied power, a multilayered mouthfeel, tremendous purity, and awesome concentration put this wine in a class by itself. This sensational Chateauneuf du Pape is still very young, and 3-4 years of cellaring is required. It should be a modern day legend and last for nearly two decades. (RP)&quot
; (10/2009)

2003 Pierre Usseglio Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2003 Pierre Usseglio Châteauneuf-du-Pape (92RP, 90WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The outstanding 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition is a full-bodied, peppery wine that oozes the character of Provence with its notes of lavender, herbes de Provence, and sweet black cherries and raspberries. Some licorice, saddle leather, and salty sea breeze notes also make it into the character of this full-bodied, concentrated wine which is silky enough to be drunk now or cellared for 10-12 years. (RP)” (02/2006)

2009 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2009 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru ((92-95BH), 95RP, 95WS, 93ST). Wine Spectator: ” *Collectibles* Complex, alluring aromas of lime blossom, smoke and spice complement the peach and apple flavors in this powerful, yet detailed white. The very long aftertaste features grapefruit, apple and spice notes.” (08/2012)

2009 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru (OWC)

$1,530.00.
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2009 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru (OWC – (93-96BH), 95ST, 94RP, 94WS) in original wood. Allen Meadows – Burghound: ” *Don’t Miss!* As is usually the case, this offers an appreciable step up in elegance with dazzlingly pure aromas of stone, pear, acacia blossom, citrus and spice hints, all of which carry over to the wonderful and almost painfully intense medium weight flavors that display superb drive yet immaculate balance on the superbly long finish. Like the Bâtard, this is flat out stunning.” (02/2011)

2003 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2003 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (95RP, 94WS, 93JS, 93ST, 91WE). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: ” The spectacular 2003 Pontet Canet is still incredibly young and vigorous. This full-bodied classic boasts a dense purple color as well as a superb nose of graphite, creme de cassis, forest floor, licorice and a hint of truffles, low acidity, and extravagant richness. Most of the tannins have been resolved in this superstar of the vintage. It should continue to drink well for 10-15+ years. (RP)” (08/2014)

2000 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2000 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (95DC, 94RP, 93ST, 93WS, 90WE). Decanter: “Intense, focused, cedary nose. Super-ripe and sumptuous, highly concentrated, but has spice and vigour to counter the fruit. Massive, pungent; full of life and nuance. Long, vibrant finish. Drink from 2012. (19 points)” (11/2010)

2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (OWC)

Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (OWC – 96RP, 96WS, 95ST, 94WE) in original wood. Wine Spectator: “*#7 on the Top 100 Wines 2008* Black in color, with aromas of blackberry, black licorice, tar, mineral and fresh flowers. Full-bodied and powerful, with ultrafine tannins that last for minutes on the palate. A polished, thought-provoking wine. Shows wonderful purity of Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2014.” (04/2008)

2005 Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux

Auction Ending on October 10, 2015 9:30 AM PST
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2005 Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux (97JS, 97WS, 96WE, 93RP, 92ST). Wine Spectator: “*#2 on Top 100 Wines of 2008* Very beautiful aromas of crushed berry, flowers, currant and Indian spices follow through to a full body, with ultrafine tannins and a long, long finish. Extremely polished and beautiful, with a seamless texture. Best after 2014.” (03/2008)

2007 & 2009 Raymond-Lafon, Sauternes Tasting Lot

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2007 & 2009 Raymond-Lafon, Sauternes Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 2007 Raymond-Lafon, Sauternes (93RP, 92WS) and 1-bottle of 2009 Raymond Lafon, Sauternes ((92-95ST), (92-94RP), 93WS). Of the 2009 Raymond Lafon, Sauternes,Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar writes: “(an 80/20 blend of semillon and sauvignon; 13.8% alcohol; 138 g/l residual sugar; pH 3.94; 50% new oak) Rather pale yellow-gold. Very intense aromas of orange blossom, lemon curd and tangerine zest are complicated by a pretty floral nuance and show strong, clean, pure botrytis character. Enters dense, sweet and honeyed, with noteworthy depth and precision to its flavors of fresh citrus fruit, apricot and saffron. Though quite sweet, the wine’s sound acidity gives it impressive clarity, and the smooth, viscous finish goes on for minutes. This extremely successful Raymond-Lafon is one of the stars of the vintage. Owner Jean-Pierre Meslie
r told me that 2009 was exceptional even in the r

1995 Remoissenet Père et Fils Le Montrachet Grand Cru

Bid on this bottle of 1995 Remoissenet Père et Fils Le Montrachet Grand Cru (91BH). Allen Meadows – Burghound: ” Tight, reserved yet slightly sweet fruit with concentrated, beautifully focused flavors that display excellent power, delineation and outstanding persistence. This is still very young and while Remoissenet is rarely mentioned in discussions about who makes the finest Montrachet, it is nonetheless a consistently good choice for less than painfully priced Montrachet, assuming any wine this expensive can be considered approachable.” (10/2001)

2003 Rieussec, Sauternes

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2003 Rieussec, Sauternes (98JS, (92-95ST), 95WS, 91RP). James Suckling: “This is big and powerful with a dense and very sweet palate. Full of botrytis and spices, from cinnamon to cloves to nutmeg. The finish is nutty with more spices and orange peel. Very stunning. Why wait? This has a slight dried grape character from the hot vintage. 151 grams of RS.” (05/2012)

1999 Rieussec, Sauternes (375ml)

$145.00.
Bid on this 6-half-bottle lot of 1999 Rieussec, Sauternes (375ml) (94ST). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Explosive aromas of apricot,peach, minerals, creme caramel, grilled nuts and spices, along with cooler hints of licorice and menthol. Thick, sweet and chewy with extract; an impressively mouthfilling wine with lovely framing acidity. Characteristically big and peachy. Finishes spicy, shapely and very long. The class of the tasting. ” (08/2002)

2010 Roger Sabon “Prestige” Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2010 Roger Sabon “Prestige” Châteauneuf-du-Pape (96RP, 95WS, 93ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “An absolutely profound offering, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Prestige requires 5-6 years of cellaring given its massive concentration and tannic structure. The wine was relatively closed the day I tasted it, but it did display an inky/purple color along with hints of camphor, graphite, creme de cassis, kirsch, licorice and espresso beans. Full-bodied and moderately tannic with gorgeous freshness, glycerin and a skyscraper-like texture, this superb cuvee should be at its finest between 2018-2030+. ” (10/2012)

2009 Simon Bize Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru “Aux Vergelesses”

Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2009 Simon Bize Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru “Aux Vergelesses” ((92-94BH)). Allen Meadows – Burghound: ” *Outstanding* This possesses the most elegant nose among these Savigny 1ers with complex and fresh aromas of violets, plum, earth, wet stone and a smoky hint that precede rich, intense, detailed and highly energetic middle weight flavors that are shaped by the very firm tannins on the impressively persistent finish. This doesn’t have quite the same level of complexity as the Talmettes but it may in time as there is ample underlying material and like many of the Bize ’09s, this is unapologetically built to age.” (05/2011)

2006 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan

$108.00.

Auction Ending on October 09, 2015 1:30 PM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2006 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (93RP, 92ST, 92WS, 90WE). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “A top-notch success, the dense ruby/purple-colored 2006 Smith-Haut-Lafitte offers aromas of smoky, juicy black currants, graphite, earth, truffles, and forest floor. Full-bodied with superb purity, noticeable but sweet tannins, this round, generous, long wine should drink nicely for 15-20+ years. (RP)” (02/2009)

2004 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2004 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (93RP, 93WE, 91W&S, 90ST, 90WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “A sensational effort and one of the stars of the vintage, Smith-Haut-Lafitte’s 2004 possesses an inky/blue/purple-tinged color as well as a sumptuous nose of lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, blueberries, and blackberries. Surprisingly full-bodied for the vintage with stunning concentration, purity, and overall harmony, this is another brilliant wine from the proprietors, the Cathiards, who have done such a spectacular job at this estate since the early 1990s. (RP)” (06/2007)

2009 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan

$555.00.
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2009 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (100RP, 96JS, 96WS, 94ST, 94WE). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The finest wine ever made by proprietors Daniel and Florence Cathiard, the 2009 Smith-Haut-Lafitte exhibits an opaque blue/purple color in addition to a glorious nose of acacia flowers, licorice, charcoal, blueberries, black raspberries, lead pencil shavings and incense. This massive, extraordinarily rich, unctuously textured wine may be the most concentrated effort produced to date, although the 2000, 2005 and 2010 are nearly as prodigious. A gorgeous expression of Pessac-Leognan with sweet tannin, emerging charm and delicacy, and considerable power, depth, richness and authority, it should age effortlessly for 30-40+ years. Bravo!” (02/2012)

2000 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan

Auction Ending on October 14, 2015 11:00 AM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2000 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (95RP, 93WE, 90ST, 90WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “One can’t say enough about this winery, which may still fly under the radar of most consumers. The fully mature 2000 displays gorgeous aromas of camphor, lead pencil shavings, unsmoked tobacco, plums, and black currants. With full body, a velvety texture, and beautiful weight, richness, and length, this superb wine should evolve, possibly improve for another 15 years. It’s a beauty!” (06/2010)

1995 Sociando-Mallet, Haut-Médoc

Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 1995 Sociando-Mallet, Haut-Médoc (91JS, 91WS, 90RP). Wine Spectator: “A real fruit-bomb, with expressive aromas of currants, blackberries and vanilla. Full-bodied and chunky, with masses of fruit and well-knit tannins. Best after 2002.” (01/1998)

1996 Tardieu-Laurent Hermitage

Bid on this bottle of 1996 Tardieu-Laurent Hermitage (94WS, 93RP, 92ST). Wine Spectator: “A dream of a wine, ethereal in its cloudlike lightness yet deeply anchored in its terroir. Medium-bodied, the succulent red berry and blackberry notes take the leading role in this dramatic interpretation of the juicy and pure ’96 vintage, with the subtle spicy oak, gamy, smoky character charging up the lingering, balanced finish. Drink now through 2003. 275 cases made.” (09/1999)

2009 Thierry Allemand “Reynard” Cornas

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2009 Thierry Allemand “Reynard” Cornas (97RP, (94-95ST)). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “More backward, mineral-laced and concentrated, the 2009 Cornas Reynard offers up an incredible, liquid mineral-driven bouquet that includes awesome cassis, ground herbs, violets, tar and crushed stone. This full-bodied effort has brilliant concentration, integrated, yet vibrant acidity and masses of tannin that emerge on the finish. Tasting like the essence of Cornas, this thrilling wine should be given another 2-4 years in the cellar and enjoyed over the following two decades. (JD)” (12/2013)

1999 Thierry-Allemand “Chaillot” Cornas

$321.00.
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1999 Thierry-Allemand “Chaillot” Cornas (91ST). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “(non-sulfured version) Saturated ruby-purple color. Reserved nose melds blackberry and blueberry liqueur and violet; less exuberant than the Reynard. Fat, sweet and somewhat high-toned; less complex than the Reynard but boasts a wonderfully tactile mouth feel. Inky flavors of black fruits, menthol and brown spices. Finishes with fine tannins that come late. This wine offers early appeal but seems capable of aging well, assuming it makes it without mishap into a cold cellar.” (01/2002)

2006 Verget Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes

Bid on this bottle of 2006 Verget Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes ((90-93BH), 90ST). Allen Meadows – Burghound: “A strikingly elegant and high-toned nose of green apple, white flower and hints of lemon rind merge into intensely stony and pure full-bodied flavors that deliver excellent punch and length on the explosive finish.” (10/2007) Allen Meadows – Burghound: “A strikingly elegant and high-toned nose of green apple, white flower and hints of lemon rind merge into intensely stony and pure full-bodied flavors that deliver excellent punch and length on the explosive finish.” (10/2007)

1998 Veuve Clicquot “La Grande Dame Riva Wood Box” Brut Champagne

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1998 Veuve Clicquot “La Grande Dame Riva Wood Box” Brut Champagne (93CG, 92WE, 92WS). Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine: “64% Pinot Noir; 36% Chardonnay. Seemingly a bit livelier than the typical Grande Dame, but still a rich wine based on its Pinot Noir heritage, it combines an admirably strong mousse with plenty of acidity and a dried toffee, nutty overlay of burgeoning complexity. Lovely.” (12/08)

2002 Vincent Girardin Tasting Lot

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2002 Vincent Girardin Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 2002 Vincent Girardin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru “Caillerets” ((91-93ST)) and 1-bottle of 2002 Vincent Girardin Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Pucelles” ((92-95ST)). Of the 2002 Vincent Girardin Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Pucelles”,Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar writes: “(partly from 50-year-old domain vines) White peach, apricot and nut oils along with a more exotic note of quince on the nose. Then chewy, concentrated and rich, with superb acids giving it terrific inner-mouth lift. This boasts impressive precision and elegance for a wine with so much volume. Very long and tactile on the end. One to buy.” (10/2003)
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2000 Aldo Conterno Bussia Cicala Barolo (1.5L) (OWC)

Bid on this 2-magnum lot of 2000 Aldo Conterno Bussia Cicala Barolo (1.5L) (OWC – 96WS, 93RP, 93ST) in original wood. Wine Spectator: ” *Collectibles* This is a big, powerful red with loads of floral, berry, plum and truffle aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, yet refined. It builds on the palate with lots of racy tannins and an ultralong finish. A long-ager. Nearly matches the amazing 1996 in quality. The best from Conterno this year.” (07/2004)

2010 Antinori “Tignanello” Toscana

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2010 Antinori “Tignanello” Toscana (96AG, 96JS, 95WE, 94RP, 92WS). James Suckling: “One of the best Tignanellos ever made. Aromas of currants and blueberries with hints of flowers. Full body with fine tannins and a refined finish. A red that delivers balance and beauty. Rich and gorgeous. Blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Better in 2015.” (11/2013)

2004 Antinori “Tignanello” Toscana

Bid on this bottle of 2004 Antinori “Tignanello” Toscana (95WE, 95WS, 94RP, 93ST, 93W&S). Wine Spectator: “(Ranked #4 on the Top 100 of 2007) Offers aromas of blackberry, with hints of raisin and lots of spices. Full and velvety, with wonderful concentration and a long, rich finish. Very stylish and exciting. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best after 2012.” (10/2007)

2001 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2001 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo. Jancis Robinson: “Barolo and La Morra. Pale ruby with broad rim. Held-back nose, noble and perfumed, with near perfect balance between concentration and crunchy cherry fruit and integrated acidity. Morish.” (06/2011)

2010 Biondi-Santi (Tenuta Greppo) Rosso di Montalcino

Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2010 Biondi-Santi (Tenuta Greppo) Rosso di Montalcino (91RP, 89AG). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2010 Rosso di Montalcino opens to a brilliant ruby color and tightly focused aromas of forest berry, white almond, cola, bramble and anisette. It exhibits a stunning sense of lightness and buoyancy. Of course, that characteristic note of acidic freshness and menthol makes for a resounding finish and is testament of the enormous quality of fruit in 2010. Drink: 2014-2022. ” (02/2014)

1996 Bruno Giacosa “Asili” Barbaresco Riserva

$700.00.

Auction Ending on October 12, 2015 7:00 PM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1996 Bruno Giacosa “Asili” Barbaresco Riserva (98RP, 95WS, 94ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The utterly perfect, dense ruby/purple-colored 1996 Barbaresco Asili (Red Label Riserva) is a heroic offering brilliantly displaying both power and elegance. The bouquet develops incrementally, offering up aromas of black raspberries, cherries, cigar box, licorice, and leather. The wine impresses with its nuances as well as its extraordinarily rich, dense mid-palate, and a finish that lasts nearly a minute. There is huge tannin, but equally massive concentration, extract, and overall harmony.” (06/2001)

1997 Bruno Giacosa “Falletto di Serralunga d`Alba” Barolo

Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 1997 Bruno Giacosa “Falletto di Serralunga d`Alba” Barolo (93RP, 93ST, 92WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Giacosa’s 1997 Barolo Falletto de Serralunga is an exquisite Barolo offering superb notes of tar, earth, truffles, licorice, minerals, and cherry/raspberry fruit. There is plenty of acidity as well as high tannin, but concentrated, chewy flavors. The wine is tight, dense, impressive, and surprisingly structured for a 1997. (RP)” (06/2001)

1995 Bruno Giacosa “Falletto di Serralunga d`Alba” Barolo (1.5L)

Bid on this 2-magnum lot of 1995 Bruno Giacosa “Falletto di Serralunga d`Alba” Barolo (1.5L) (92ST, 90RP). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Highly nuanced, expressive aromas of roasted plum, cherry, maple syrup, dried rose, game, smoke, truffle, tar and earth. Superripe but brooding and backward; a distinctly masculine style of Barolo. Finishes with impressive tannic clout and a bit less length than the ’96.” (11/1998)

2005 Bruno Giacosa “Rabajà” Barbaresco

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2005 Bruno Giacosa “Rabajà” Barbaresco (95WS, 94RP, 93ST). Wine Spectator: “There’s wonderful perfumes in this young Barbaresco, with flowers and ripe berries, as well as strawberry. Full-bodied, chewy and long. Massive on the finish. A superb wine. ” (12/2008)

2001 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino “Tenuta Nuova” (Wine of the Year)

Bid on this single bottle of 2001 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino “Tenuta Nuova” (97WS,96ST,92RP). The Wine Spectator’s “Wine of the Year” for 2006. “Dark in color with intense blackberry, chocolate, and lightly toasted oak. Full-bodied and ultravelvety, with tannins that caress your palate. Vanilla, chocolate and berry. Goes on for minutes. Mind-blowing. ” – The Wine Spectator. (4/2006)

2001 Casanova di Neri “Tenuta Nuova” Brunello di Montalcino

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2001 Casanova di Neri “Tenuta Nuova” Brunello di Montalcino (97JS, 97WS, 96ST, 92RP, 91WE, 90W&S). Wine Spectator: “*Wine of the Year in 2006, Collectibles* Dark in color with intense blackberry, chocolate, and lightly toasted oak. Full-bodied and ultravelvety, with tannins that caress your palate. Vanilla, chocolate and berry. Goes on for minutes. Mind-blowing. ” (04/2006)

1995 Castello dei Rampolla “Sammarco” Toscana

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1995 Castello dei Rampolla “Sammarco” Toscana (93WS, 92RP, 91ST). Wine Spectator: “A big, juicy and voluptuous red with lots of everything. Intense aromas of berry, currant and chocolate follow through to the full-bodied palate. Loads of concentrated fruit and velvety tannins. Long, long finish. Best after 2001.” (12/1998)

1997 Ceretto “Bricco Rocche” Barolo (OWC)

1997 Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona “Vigna di Pianrosso” Brunello di Montalcino

1997 Clerico Barolo “Ciabot Mentin Ginestra”

Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 1997 Clerico Barolo “Ciabot Mentin Ginestra” (98WS, 94RP, 93ST). Wine Spectator: “Dark ruby, with a garnet edge. Violet, toasty oak, blackberry and plum. Full-bodied, with amazing fruit and super-ripe tannins. It’s velvety and powerful. (2007)”

1995 Dal Forno Romano Amarone

Auction Ending on October 14, 2015 4:00 PM PST
Bid on this bottle of 1995 Dal Forno Romano Amarone. About the producer: “Principally known for its famous Amarone della Valpolicella, the winery Romano Dal Forno produces three wines, all characteristic of the area in which the winery is situated, distinguishing itself in its constant and total quest for absolute quality.”

1997 Dal Forno Romano Amarone della Valpolicella

Bid on this bottle of 1997 Dal Forno Romano Amarone della Valpolicella (99RP, 96JS, 95WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The outrageous 1997 Amarone (17.5% alcohol) was aged 28 months in 100% new French oak. An inky/purple color is followed by sumptuous aromas of blueberry liqueur intermixed with truffle, graphite, camphor, and vanilla scents. This remarkable offering is immensely full-bodied and super-concentrated, with great purity, symmetry, and length. It is the stuff of legends! How long will it last? Who knows? Certainly this wine is capable of evolving for 15-20 years. (RP)” (12/2002)

1996 Dal Forno Romano Amarone della Valpolicella

Bid on this bottle of 1996 Dal Forno Romano Amarone della Valpolicella (99RP, 93WS, 91WE). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Dal Forno’s virtually perfect 1996 is undoubtedly the finest Amarone I have ever tasted. Its inky black/purple color is accompanied by extraordinarily pure, graphite-infused, blackberry, plum, mineral, licorice, and espresso flavors. Despite its monumental intensity and richness, this wine is not heavy, somehow managing to conceal its 17.5% alcohol! As compelling an Italian wine as I have ever tasted, it should prove to be unbelievably long-lived. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2030. (RP)” (10/2001)

1997 Elio Altare L’Insieme

Auction Ending on October 12, 2015 9:30 AM PST
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 1997 Elio Altare L’Insieme.

2001 Fontodi “Flaccianello della Pieve” Toscana

1995 Gaja “Costa Russi” Barbaresco (1.5L)

Bid on this magnum of 1995 Gaja “Costa Russi” Barbaresco (1.5L) (96WS, 92ST, 90RP). Wine Spectator: “Fantastic, world-class, silky-as-they-come red. Thick and dense, extracted but without heaviness, this elegant Barbaresco is packed to the brim with velvety tannins, red- and blackberry flavors and some tasteful, toasted, spicy notes. Palate-coating, smooth and long Nebbiolo.” (10/1998)

1995 Gaja “Sori San Lorenzo” Barbaresco (1.5L)

Bid on this magnum of 1995 Gaja “Sori San Lorenzo” Barbaresco (1.5L) (96WS, 95AG, 93ST, 91RP). Wine Spectator: ” *Ranked #19, Top 100 Wines of 1998* 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.” (10/1998)

1995 Gaja “Sori Tildin” Barbaresco (1.5L)

Bid on this magnum of 1995 Gaja “Sori Tildin” Barbaresco (1.5L) (94ST, 91RP). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “More complex, aromatic nose of cassis, flowers, woodsmoke, game and grilled nuts. Silky and suave in the mouth, with sound acidity, but not as dense or as forthcoming today as the ’96. But here the tannins are smooth and ripe, and the strong black cherry fruit sweet and persistent.” (11/1998)

2010 Gaja Barbaresco (OWC)

$840.00.

1985 Luciano Sandrone “Cannubi Boschis” Barolo

Bid on this bottle of 1985 Luciano Sandrone “Cannubi Boschis” Barolo (96RP, 92WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Sandrone’s Cannubi Boschis is spiced on the nose, with suggestions of toasted oak, vanilla, and menthol. It is utterly irresistible, showing tremendous purity and vibrancy in its ripe sweet fruit, with superb length and a clean, fresh finish. A wine that marries modern tastes with classic structure, Sandrone’s 1985 is a superb Barolo which has aged gracefully, but still has much prime drinking ahead of it. Stylistically this is somewhere in between the softer 1989 and richer, more fruit-driven 1990. (AG)” (04/2007)

1955 Mirafiore Barolo

$107.00.
Bid on this bottle of 1955 Mirafiore Barolo.

1995 Paolo Scavino “Bric dël Fiasc” Barolo (1.5L)

Bid on this magnum of 1995 Paolo Scavino “Bric dël Fiasc” Barolo (1.5L) (93WS, 92ST). Wine Spectator: “This wonderful, modern-style, full-bodied ’95 Barolo packs in layers of mocha, vanilla, cigar box and red fruit notes. Shows ripe flavors and tannins and a long, impressive finish.” (11/1999)

2003 Roccolo Grassi Recioto della Valpolicella (375ml)

Auction Ending on October 10, 2015 2:00 PM PST
Bid on this 4-half-bottle lot of 2003 Roccolo Grassi Recioto della Valpolicella (375ml) (91RP). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2003 Recioto della Valpolicella is almost as good, with expressive dark fruit, chocolate, mineral and licorice sensations that flow from the glass. It offers superb purity in a more restrained style of Recioto, with only a slight dryness to the tannins on the finish detracting from its score. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. (AG)” (10/2007)

2006 Salvioni “Cerbaiola” Brunello di Montalcino

$90.00.
Bid on this bottle of 2006 Salvioni “Cerbaiola” Brunello di Montalcino (97RP, 95ST, 92JS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is shaping up to be a modern-day legend. Sweet roses, hard candy, cherries and flowers make a stunning first impression. Based on its breathtaking inner perfume and sweetness this could easily be mistaken for a first-rate Barolo or Barbaresco, but then the tannins hit the palate with the much more friendly personality of Sangiovese. The delineation of aromas and flavors is head-spinning, while the finish is utterly seamless. This is a profound, breathtaking wine from Giulio Salvioni. Wow! Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031. 97+ (AG)” (05/2011) Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is shaping up to be a modern-day legend. Sweet roses, hard candy, cherries and flowers make a stunning first impression. Based on its breathtaking inner perfume and swee

2003 Sette Ponti “Oreno” Toscana

Auction Ending on October 13, 2015 10:30 AM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2003 Sette Ponti “Oreno” Toscana (95WS, 90RP, 90WE). Wine Spectator: “*Highly Recommended – Ranked #5 on Top 100 Wines of 2005* Breathtaking. Dense and powerful, with grilled meat and currant aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, round and chewy; a massive and exciting wine. More muscular than the 2001. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2007.” (10/2005)

2003 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2003 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino (93RP, 93WS, 92ST, 90WE). Wine Spectator: “Gorgeous, perfumed aromas of cherry, strawberry and raspberry follow through to a full body, with super well-integrated tannins and a long finish. Wonderfully crafted for the vintage. Best after 2009. ” (05/2008)

2004 & 2008 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino Tasting Lot

$82.00.

1998 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia “Ornellaia” Bolgheri Superiore

2006 Tenuta San Guido “Sassicaia” Bolgheri

Bid on this bottle of 2006 Tenuta San Guido “Sassicaia” Bolgheri (97RP, 95JS, 95ST, 94WE, 94WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2006 Sassicaia may very well go down as one of the all-time great recent vintages for this Tuscan thoroughbred. The year started off very warm but by August evening temperatures had moderated, leaving the fruit with a stunning combination of ripeness, perfume, acidity and tannin. The wine is simply glorious, that’s all there is to it. Layers of dark fruit meld into smoke, leather, violets, menthol, earthiness and tar as this profound wine opens up in the glass. The creamy, silky finish lasts an eternity, as waves of fruit caress the tannins with breathtaking elegance. Everything is in the right place in this magical Sassicaia. This is one for the ages. In a word: Awesome. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2031. (AG)” (04/2009)

2008 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino

Auction Ending on October 10, 2015 11:00 AM PST
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino (94WE, 93JS, 91RP, 91WS). Wine Enthusiast: ” * Cellar Selection* Here’s a beautiful interpretation from the 2008 vintage that shows balance, harmony and intensity all zipped up into one tight package. That seamless integration, followed by rich extraction, gives the wine momentum overall. Although this is a different wine from past vintages, the quality is just as high. Hold 5-10 years.” (05/2013)

2007 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2007 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino (94JS, 94RP, 94ST, 94WE, 93WS). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is lush, sweet and inviting. Today the 2007 doesn’t quite have the sheer visceral thrill and excitement of the 2006, but it more than makes up for that with its early approachability. Dark red berries, spices and crushed flowers are layered into the finish. There is plenty of volume but not a lot of structure. The 2007 Brunello was made from three separate parcels with different altitudes and exposures. Malolactic fermentation was done in steel and the wine was aged in a combination of casks and neutral small French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. Andrea Cortonesi’s biggest competition these days is oddly enough from himself! The Uccelliera wines are as good as they’ve ever been, but it is impossible not to compare them with the wines Cortonesi makes under the Volie
ro label. Uccelliera is located in Castelnuovo

2006 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino

$111.00.
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2006 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino (96JS, 96RP, 94WE, 93WS, 91ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: ” In the first flight of five, #3 had by far the darkest color. Deep, rich, sweet, fruit-filled, and oaky nose is very sexy and dramatic. Lots of black cherry, pepper, minerals, leather, and chocolate. Equally dramatic in the mouth; clearly a youthful Brunello in the modern camp. We are particularly impressed with this wine’s mouth feel, which envelops the palate. Big and brawny with tannin to shed and very good acidity. Long, powerful, consistent finish. Already impressive, yet a great candidate for the cellar! Not to everyone’s taste, still, half the room fell in love with #3. (Executive Wine Seminar)” (03/2012)

2001 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

Bid on this bottle of 2001 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino (98JS, 98WS, 92RP, 91ST, 91WE). Wine Spectator: ” *Collectibles* Black hued, with intense aromas of crushed berries and licorice with hints of oak. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit, velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Superb. One of the best Brunellos I have had in a long time. ” (04/2006)

2008 Voliero Brunello di Montalcino

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Voliero Brunello di Montalcino (92ST, 90JS). Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: “Bright ruby-red color. Aromas of red plum, red cherry and kirsch are complicated by sexy woodsmoke and faded flowers. Silky and rather lush, showing a restrained sweetness and considerable finesse to its smoothly ripe middle palate. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and lingering notes of red cherry, herbs, minerals and dried flowers. This very well-balanced and sappy 2008 Brunello delivers plenty of perfume and flavor; it strikes me as being considerably less oaky than the 2008 Uccelliera Brunello, which is also made by Andrea Cortonesi. It’s very easy to drink another glass.” (07/2013)
Portugal

1920 Abudarham Bual Madeira

Bid on this bottle of 1920 Abudarham Bual Madeira.

1880 D’Oliveira Reserva Terrantez Madeira

$726.99.
Bid on this bottle of 1880 D’Oliveira Reserva Terrantez Madeira.

1985 Dow’s Vintage Port

Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 1985 Dow’s Vintage Port (92RP). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “A fine, classic Dow nose with notes of cloves, raisin and a touch of fig. Not incredibly complex but refined and inviting. The palate is sweet and fleshy, again cloves, red-berried fruit, a touch of spice and dates towards the finish. Moderate weight, certainly not an imposing, alcoholic Dow, but refined with great elegance and refinement. Drink now-2035. (NM)” (09/2007)

1954 Leacock Terrantez Madeira

2007 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2007 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port ((94-97WS), 95W&S, 94RP, 92WE). Wine Spectator: “Impressive aromas of crushed blackberry, mineral and dried flowers. Intense and deep. Full-bodied, very sweet and dense on the palate, with big, round tannins and a long finish.” (05/2009)

1977 Warre’s Vintage Port

Auction Ending on October 12, 2015 5:00 PM PST
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 1977 Warre’s Vintage Port (94JS, 93WS, 92RP). James Suckling: “Beautiful now. Shows lots of dried fruits and Christmas cake character on the nose and palate. Medium sweet. Full-bodied with loads of flavor and an intensely flavorful finish. Perfect to drink.” (08/2013)
Australia

2005 Clarendon Hills “Hickinbotham” Clarendon Syrah

$114.99.

Auction Ending on October 08, 2015 2:00 PM PST
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2005 Clarendon Hills “Hickinbotham” Clarendon Syrah (97RP, 95WS, 94ST). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2005 Syrah Hickinbotham Vineyard is opaque purple-colored with aromas of crushed rocks, toasty oak, tar, licorice, bacon, blueberry, and blackberry. Muscular and large in scale, it will profit from a decade of cellaring and drink well through 2030. (JM)” (10/2007)

2005 Clarendon Hills South Australia Tasting Lot

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2005 Clarendon Hills South Australia Tasting Lot, including 2-bottles of 2005 Clarendon Hills “Piggott Range” Syrah South Australia (97RP, 96JH, 95WS, 93ST, 92WE) and 1-bottle of 2005 Clarendon Hills Grenache McLaren Vale South Australia (95JH, 93WS, 92RP, 91WE, 90ST). Of the 2005 Clarendon Hills “Piggott Range” Syrah South Australia,Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate writes: “The 2005 Syrah Piggott Range is quite backward currently. Glass-coating, it is deep crimson in color with mineral notes, violets, spice box, black pepper, espresso, smoked game, and blueberry aromatics. Deceivingly opulent, it has enough structure to merit 8-10 years of cellaring and should make old bones. Drink it through 2035. (JM)” (10/2007)

2005 Clarendon Hills “Sandown” Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale South Australia

Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2005 Clarendon Hills “Sandown” Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale South Australia (93RP, 91ST, 91WE). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Sandown Vineyard is sourced from 75-year-old vines. Opaque purple-colored, it is super-fragrant with an enticing bouquet of smoky oak, scorched earth, tar, black currant, and blackberry. Opulent on the palate, it has gobs of fruit as well as enough structure to evolve for a decade. It should have a 25 year lifespan and a lengthy drinking window. (JM)” (10/2007)

1998 & 2001 Kay Brothers Tasting Lot

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1998 & 2001 Kay Brothers Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 1998 Kay Brothers “Amery Vineyards Block 6″ Shiraz (92WS) and 1-bottle of 2001 Kay’s “Amery Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale. Of the 1998 Kay Brothers “Amery Vineyards Block 6″ Shiraz,Wine Spectator writes: “Distinctive stuff. Ripe, rich and exotic, a powerful mouthful of berry, cherry and floral flavors, mixing intriguing sweet spice and peppery notes into the long finish.” (07/2001)

2006 Mollydooker “Velvet Glove” Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia

Bid on this bottle of 2006 Mollydooker “Velvet Glove” Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (97RP, 97WS). Wine Spectator: “Rich, ripe and harmoniously balanced, this is dense with blackberry, plum, licorice, cream and spice flavors that don’t quit as the finish sails on and on. Has tremendous presence, yet remains supple through the expressive finish. Drink now through 2020.” (09/2007)

2005 Penfolds “Magill Estate” Shiraz Adelaide South Australia (1.5L)

Bid on this magnum of 2005 Penfolds “Magill Estate” Shiraz Adelaide South Australia (1.5L) (93JH, 92RP, 91WE). James Halliday: “Intense hue; an interesting wine, with a mix of sweet fruit and more herbal characters …” (09/2007)
Chile

2003 Concha y Toro “Don Melchor” Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto

Bid on this bottle of 2003 Concha y Toro “Don Melchor” Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto (96WS, 93RP, 91W&S, 90WE). Wine Spectator: ” *Ranked #4, Top 100 Wines of 2006* With a great nose of currant confiture and cocoa powder, this full-scale Cabernet sports dark fig, currant and blackberry fruit layered with loam, cedar, tobacco, mineral and coffee. Long and authoritative finish just sails on thanks to rather regal tannins.” (09/2006)

2003 Montes Alpha “M” Santa Cruz Chile

Bid on this bottle of 2003 Montes Alpha “M” Santa Cruz Chile (94WS, 90ST). Wine Spectator: ” *Highly Recommended* Gorgeous, racy and pure, with black cherry, black tea, mineral, espresso and sanguine notes running along finely stitched tannins and fresh acidity. Long, detailed finish echoes with cocoa and fruit. Delivers a lot without being bombastic. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot.” (11/2005)
Germany

2001 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese Gold Capsule Mosel

$57.55.
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2001 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese Gold Capsule Mosel (93RP). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The hugely concentrated 2001 Riesling Spatlese Erdener Treppchen displays sultry spiced pear, cream, and spice aromas. Tangerine, cherries, red currants, raspberries, and pears are found in this deep, broad wine. Harmonious and seamless, it is a medium-bodied, satin-textured wine with superb balance and magnificent length. (PR)” (12/2002)
Spain

2001 Benjamin Romeo “Contador” Rioja

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2001 Benjamin Romeo “Contador” Rioja (98RP). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Romeo’s flagship cuvee (only 200 bottles for the USA) is the fabulous 2001 Contador. Along with some of the Artadi offerings, it is as great a Rioja as one could ever hope to taste. Fashioned from three parcels of 80-year old, 70-year old, and 65-year old vines, it spends 12 months in new French oak prior to being bottled without fining or filtration. It boasts a dense purple color along with a sumptuous nose of melted chocolate, espresso roast, creme de cassis, cherries, and flowers. Dense and full-bodied as well as impeccably seamless, pure, and balanced, this is a beauty! (RP)” (04/2004)

2010 Bodegas Alto Moncayo “Alto Moncayo” Campo de Borja

Bid on this bottle of 2010 Bodegas Alto Moncayo “Alto Moncayo” Campo de Borja (92RP, 92WS). Wine Spectator: ” *Top 100 Wines of 2013* This polished red shows graceful power. The black cherry and raspberry flavors are deepened by smoke and mineral notes, framed by firm, well-integrated tannins and kept lively by crisp acidity. Shows impressive harmony and focus. Drink now through 2018.” (09/2013)

2009 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Garnacha Campo de Borja

Bid on this bottle of 2009 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Garnacha Campo de Borja (100RP, 93WS, 92ST, 91WE). Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “I tend to drink Alto Moncayo during its first 5-6 years of life. Although I was sure they had aging potential, I did not realize just how much longevity these wines possess. They are generally full-bodied, powerful (with at least 15.5% natural alcohol), concentrated, rich wines made from very old vines and tiny yields. If you are not into flavor concentration or care about artisanal wines from great terroirs that have been ignored for centuries, this may not be the wine for you. Not one of these ten vintages was close to full maturity. I gave perfect scores to the prodigious 2007 and 2009, two of the greatest expressions of old vine Grenache from the province of Aragon that anyone could have desire. The both possess plenty of black raspberry, blackberry, kirsch and licorice characteristics as well as an undeniable mi
nerality and precision that are remarkabl

2004 Cune Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja (3L)

Bid on this 3L-bottle lot of 2004 Cune Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja (3L) (95WS, 93ST, 92RP, 90W&S). Wine Spectator: ” *2013 Wine of the Year, Highly Recommended* Firm and a bit austere, this red shows depth and drive, with chewy tannins supporting plum, tobacco, licorice and mineral flavors. The structure is solid but the wine remains fresh. Maturing now, this has a long life ahead. Drink now through 2024.” (09/2013)

1928 CVNE Viña Real Reserva Especial Rioja

Bid on this bottle of 1928 CVNE Viña Real Reserva Especial Rioja. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana (C.V.N.E.) is known colloquially to most Spanish wine drinkers as Cune. The company was founded in 1879 by the Real de Asua brothers and still remains in control of their direct descendants. In the 1920s ownership started Vina Real and in 2004 a new winery was built in Laguardia. In 1973 Contino was created to further the concept of the single estate winery and has since been one of the principal leaders in the resurrection of the nearly extinct Graciano grape. The Contino wines are made exclusively from the estate’s 253 acres located in Laserna near the town of Laguardia. The Reserva bottling is the mainstay of the Contino lineup produced from vines ranging in age from 25 to 60 years. The Contino Vina Del Olivo is the product of a dry farmed single vineyard of the same name planted in 1980. The blend is 90%
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