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Auction Description for Auctionata: #66: Fine and rare wine from France, Italy and Germany
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13/14/15 May 2013, 9am-6pm
Sale Notes:
The Auctionata wine expert, Michael d'Aprile, is already looking forward to the broad variety of the auction, along with the liaison of some of the best wines from the past decades. A particular highlight, alongside the top French wine estates Petrus and Lafite-Rothschild, comes in the shape of the two double magnum bottles of 2003 Foradori Granato from the region of Trentino as well as the extremely rare 1945 vintage Château Mouton Rothschild. You can look forward to an thrilling auction with fantastic wines for every occasion!

#66: Fine and rare wine from France, Italy and Germany

by Auctionata


84 lots with images

June 4, 2014

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1 double magnum bottle 1998 Isole e Olena Cepparello, Tuscany

Lot 1: 1 double magnum bottle 1998 Isole e Olena Cepparello, Tuscany

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Description: One double magnum bottle of CepparelloProduced by Isole e Olena1998 vintageVino da Tavola, Tuscany/ItalyIn original wooden caseOriginal filling quantity: 3 l Fill level: into neckJames Suckling (2001): 91/100This lot comprises one original wooden case with one double magnum bottle of 1998 vintage Cepparello from the Isole e Olena winery in Tuscany.Tuscan vines grow in the cultural landscape of central Italy, a region not only regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance and with that European culture in general. It's no wonder then that the agriculture of winegrowing here has produced genuine wine types and distinct styles. Tuscany is home to some fantastic wines. It is like a wild bull, tamed by the Etruscans many years ago. Its beauty has always attracted and fascinated foreigners. It is a landscape that can be as captivating as Mona Lisa's smile. One cannot fathom it, melt into it and be thrown back out without understanding what once came to blossom here. However, fascination alone does not result in good winegrowing - it is the art of planting vines in the ground and producing exceptionally nuanced wines from their fruits. Tuscany can be divided into two main parts: the historical main area of Florence and Siena and, in its wilder south, the Maremma - historically a poor farming region that has experienced a winegrowing boom over the past two decades. The first wine dynasties of Italy, the Polizianos, Antinoris and Frescobaldis, came to the Maremma towards the end of the 1990s, when land in Chianti Classico became very expensive.Vino da Tavola, table wine, originally means that the grapes used to make the wine were grown in an Italian wine-growing region and the exact origin does not need to be declared. It is actually a lower quality category. However some of the finest Italian growths often reveal themselves from behind the Vino da Tavola label. Many top growers, including those of Super Tuscans, use the Vino da Tavola label to circumvent the DOCG and DOC system production regulations for wine to implement innovative ideas for preparing wine.1998 was a variable vintage in Tuscany due to a hot summer and much rain during the harvest. Nonetheless this fine wine will taste great from the double magnum bottle, for which only the choicest grapes are used.The 1998 Cepparello was rated 91 points by James Suckling for Wine Spectator in 2001.The fill level is excellent (into neck). The label is soiled. The capsule is in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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2 double magnum bottles 1999 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico

Lot 2: 2 double magnum bottles 1999 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico

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Description: Two double magnum bottles of Chianti ClassicoProduced by Castello di Ama1999 vintageChianti Classico, Tuscany/ItalyOriginal filling quantity: 3 lFill level: into neckRobert Parker (2002): 87/100This lot comprises two double magnum bottles of 1999 vintage Chianti Classico from the Castello di Ama winery in Tuscany.The Tuscan winegrowing region of Chianti, home to Chianti red wine, is a heterogenic wine-growing area with truly diverse geological and geographical landscapes and wine styles. Chianti therefore reveals many different faces and wine qualities. Chiantis are cuvées made using various grape varieties, mainly Sangiovese. The Chianti region is divided into seven DOCG sub-regions, with some of the finest, most long-lasting growths come from Chianti Classico and Rufina:Chianti Classico DOCG is produced in the historic part of Tuscany, between Florenz and Siena. It must be matured in oak barrels for at least a year, Chianti Classico Reserva for two. The grape variety proportions in cuvee are also set by wine authorities: Sangiovese makes up at least eighty percent of the wine. White wine grapes, formerly commonplace, are no longer allowed.1999 was an excellent vintage in Tuscany producing artful, racy wines, even better than in 1997.The 1999 vintage Castello di Ama Chianti Classico was rated 87 points by Robert Parker in 2002.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). One label is very slightly soiled. The other label and both capsules are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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24 bottles 1999 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico, Tuscany

Lot 3: 24 bottles 1999 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico, Tuscany

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Description: 24 bottles of Chianti ClassicoProduced by Castello di Ama1999 vintageChianti Classico, Tuscany/ItalyOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: into neckRobert Parker (2002): 87/100This lot comprises 24 bottles of 1999 vintage Chianti Classico from the Castello di Ama winery in Tuscany.The Tuscan winegrowing region of Chianti, home to Chianti red wine, is a heterogenic wine-growing area with truly diverse geological and geographical landscapes and wine styles. Chianti therefore reveals many different faces and wine qualities. Chiantis are cuvées made using various grape varieties, mainly Sangiovese. The Chianti region is divided into seven DOCG sub-regions, with some of the finest, most long-lasting growths come from Chianti Classico and Rufina:Chianti Classico DOCG is produced in the historic part of Tuscany, between Florenz and Siena. It must be matured in oak barrels for at least a year, Chianti Classico Reserva for two. The grape variety proportions in cuvee are also set by wine authorities: Sangiovese makes up at least eighty percent of the wine. White wine grapes, formerly commonplace, are no longer allowed.1999 was an excellent vintage in Tuscany producing artful, racy wines, even better than in 1997.The 1999 vintage Castello di Ama Chianti Classico was rated 87 points by Robert Parker in 2002.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). The labels and capsules are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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12 bottles 1999 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico, Tuscany

Lot 4: 12 bottles 1999 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico, Tuscany

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Description: Twelve bottles of Chianti ClassicoProduced by Castello di Ama1999 vintageChianti Classico, Tuscany/ItalyOriginal filling quantity: 1.5 lFill level: into neckRobert Parker (2002): 87/100This lot comprises twelve bottles of 1999 vintage Chianti Classico from the Castello di Ama winery in Tuscany.The Tuscan winegrowing region of Chianti, home to Chianti red wine, is a heterogenic wine-growing area with truly diverse geological and geographical landscapes and wine styles. Chianti therefore reveals many different faces and wine qualities. Chiantis are cuvées made using various grape varieties, mainly Sangiovese. The Chianti region is divided into seven DOCG sub-regions, with some of the finest, most long-lasting growths come from Chianti Classico and Rufina:Chianti Classico DOCG is produced in the historic part of Tuscany, between Florenz and Siena. It must be matured in oak barrels for at least a year, Chianti Classico Reserva for two. The grape variety proportions in cuvee are also set by wine authorities: Sangiovese makes up at least eighty percent of the wine. White wine grapes, formerly commonplace, are no longer allowed.1999 was an excellent vintage in Tuscany producing artful, racy wines, even better than in 1997.The 1999 vintage Castello di Ama Chianti Classico was rated 87 points by Robert Parker in 2002.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). The labels and capsules are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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6 magnum bottles 2000 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico, Tuscany

Lot 5: 6 magnum bottles 2000 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico, Tuscany

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Description: Six magnum bottles of Chianti ClassicoProduced by Castello di Ama2000 vintageChianti Classico, Tuscany/ItalyOriginal filling quantity: 1.5 lFill level: into neckJames Suckling (2003): 90/100Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (2004): 89/100This lot comprises six magnum bottles of 2000 vintage Chianti Classico from Castello di Ama in Tuscany.The Tuscan winegrowing region of Chianti, home to Chianti red wine, is a heterogenic wine-growing area with truly diverse geological and geographical landscapes and wine styles. Chianti therefore reveals many different faces and wine qualities. Chiantis are cuvées made using various grape varieties, mainly Sangiovese. The Chianti region is divided into seven DOCG sub-regions, with some of the finest, most long-lasting growths come from Chianti Classico and Rufina:Chianti Classico DOCG is produced in the historic part of Tuscany, between Florenz and Siena. It must be matured in oak barrels for at least a year, Chianti Classico Reserva for two. The grape variety proportions in cuvee are also set by wine authorities: Sangiovese makes up at least eighty percent of the wine. White wine grapes, formerly commonplace, are no longer allowed.2000 was a difficult vintage in Tuscany with very hot weather during the harvest. The quality of wines is inconsistent, but many wines rich in tannins and extract were made. The best grape varieties from this vintage are Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon.The 2000 vintage Castello di Ama Chianti Classico was rated 90 points by James Suckling for Wine Spectator in 2003. The wine was rated 89 points in a 2004 issue of Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). The labels and capsules are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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3 bottles 1997 Fèlsina Fontalloro, Tuscany

Lot 6: 3 bottles 1997 Fèlsina Fontalloro, Tuscany

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Description: Three bottles of FontalloroProduced by Fattoria di Fèlsina 1997 vintageToscana IGT, Tuscany/ItalyOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: into neckRobert Parker (2000): 92/100James Suckling (2007): 95/100This lot comprises three bottles of 1997 vintage Fontalloro from the Fèlsina winery in Tuscany.Tuscan vines grow in the cultural landscape of central Italy, a region not only regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance and with that European culture in general. It's no wonder then that the agriculture of winegrowing here has produced genuine wine types and distinct styles. Tuscany is home to some fantastic wines. It is like a wild bull, tamed by the Etruscans many years ago. Its beauty has always attracted and fascinated foreigners. It is a landscape that can be as captivating as Mona Lisa's smile. One cannot fathom it, melt into it and be thrown back out without understanding what once came to blossom here. However, fascination alone does not result in good winegrowing - it is the art of planting vines in the ground and producing exceptionally nuanced wines from their fruits. Tuscany can be divided into two main parts: the historical main area of Florence and Siena and, in its wilder south, the Maremma - historically a poor farming region that has experienced a winegrowing boom over the past two decades. The first wine dynasties of Italy, the Polizianos, Antinoris and Frescobaldis, came to the Maremma towards the end of the 1990s, when land in Chianti Classico became very expensive.Toscana IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) is a wine quality closely tied to its origin. It simply describes a wine whose grapes were grown in a Tuscan wine region. Since 2009, this is also labeled IGP. The term can also signify top, highly-prized Tuscan wines, similar to Vini da Tavola, if a producer wants to interpret the wine authorities' guidelines more freely.In 1997 the summer in Tuscany was extremely hot, the quality of wines is ather inconsistent but some are quite extraordinary.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). The labels and capsules are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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6 half bottles 2000 Fèlsina Vin Santo, Chianti Classico

Lot 7: 6 half bottles 2000 Fèlsina Vin Santo, Chianti Classico

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Description: Six half bottles of Vin SantoProduced by Fattoria di Fèlsina 2000 vintageChianti Classico, Tuscany/ItalyOriginal filling quantity: 0.375 lFill level: into neckJames Suckling (2008): 87/100Antonio Galloni (2009): 93/100This lot comprises six half bottles of 2000 vintage Vin Santo from Fattoria di Fèlsina in Chianti Classico in Tuscany.The Tuscan winegrowing region of Chianti, home to Chianti red wine, is a heterogenic wine-growing area with truly diverse geological and geographical landscapes and wine styles. Chianti therefore reveals many different faces and wine qualities. Chiantis are cuvées made using various grape varieties, mainly Sangiovese. The Chianti region is divided into seven DOCG sub-regions, with some of the finest, most long-lasting growths come from Chianti Classico and Rufina:Chianti Classico DOCG is produced in the historic part of Tuscany, between Florenz and Siena. It must be matured in oak barrels for at least a year, Chianti Classico Reserva for two. The grape variety proportions in cuvee are also set by wine authorities: Sangiovese makes up at least eighty percent of the wine. White wine grapes, formerly commonplace, are no longer allowed.2000 was a difficult vintage in Tuscany with very hot weather during the harvest. The quality of wines is inconsistent, but many wines rich in tannins and extract were made. This Vin Santo, too, will be a great pleasure to drink today as well as a few years from now.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). The labels and capsules are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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4 magnum bottles 2004 Castello di Fonterutoli Siepi, Tuscany

Lot 8: 4 magnum bottles 2004 Castello di Fonterutoli Siepi, Tuscany

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Description: Four magnum bottles of SiepiProduced by Castello di Fonterutoli2004 vintageToscana IGT, Tuscany/ItalyOriginal filling quantity: 1.5 lFill level: into neckJames Suckling (2007): 94/100Antonio Galloni (2007): 91/100This lot comprises four bottles of 2004 vintage Siepi from Castello di Fonterutoli in Tuscany.Tuscan vines grow in the cultural landscape of central Italy, a region not only regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance and with that European culture in general. It's no wonder then that the agriculture of winegrowing here has produced genuine wine types and distinct styles. Tuscany is home to some fantastic wines. It is like a wild bull, tamed by the Etruscans many years ago. Its beauty has always attracted and fascinated foreigners. It is a landscape that can be as captivating as Mona Lisa's smile. One cannot fathom it, melt into it and be thrown back out without understanding what once came to blossom here. However, fascination alone does not result in good winegrowing - it is the art of planting vines in the ground and producing exceptionally nuanced wines from their fruits. Tuscany can be divided into two main parts: the historical main area of Florence and Siena and, in its wilder south, the Maremma - historically a poor farming region that has experienced a winegrowing boom over the past two decades. The first wine dynasties of Italy, the Polizianos, Antinoris and Frescobaldis, came to the Maremma towards the end of the 1990s, when land in Chianti Classico became very expensive.Toscana IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) is a wine quality closely tied to its origin. It simply describes a wine whose grapes were grown in a Tuscan wine region. Since 2009, this is also labeled IGP. The term can also signify top, highly-prized Tuscan wines, similar to Vini da Tavola, if a producer wants to interpret the wine authorities' guidelines more freely.2004 was an extremely good vintage in Tuscany, comparable with the great 2005 vintage in Bordeaux. The wines are complex and concentrated with great aging potential. This wine is one of the best this estate has ever made and will develop marvelously over many years.The 2004 vintage Siepi was rated 91 points by Antonio Galloni in 2007 in Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate. It was rated 94 points by Wine Spectator in the same year.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). The labels and capsules are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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24 bottles 2006 Il Grillesino Ceccante, Tuscany

Lot 9: 24 bottles 2006 Il Grillesino Ceccante, Tuscany

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Description: 24 bottles of Ceccante Cabernet SauvignonProduced by Il Grillesino2006 vintageToscana IGT, Tuscany/ItalyOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: into neckThis lot comprises 24 bottles of 2006 vintage Ceccante Cabernet Sauvignon from Il Grillesino winery in Tuscany.Tuscan vines grow in the cultural landscape of central Italy, a region not only regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance and with that European culture in general. It's no wonder then that the agriculture of winegrowing here has produced genuine wine types and distinct styles. Tuscany is home to some fantastic wines. It is like a wild bull, tamed by the Etruscans many years ago. Its beauty has always attracted and fascinated foreigners. It is a landscape that can be as captivating as Mona Lisa's smile. One cannot fathom it, melt into it and be thrown back out without understanding what once came to blossom here. However, fascination alone does not result in good winegrowing - it is the art of planting vines in the ground and producing exceptionally nuanced wines from their fruits. Tuscany can be divided into two main parts: the historical main area of Florence and Siena and, in its wilder south, the Maremma - historically a poor farming region that has experienced a winegrowing boom over the past two decades. The first wine dynasties of Italy, the Polizianos, Antinoris and Frescobaldis, came to the Maremma towards the end of the 1990s, when land in Chianti Classico became very expensive.Toscana IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) is a wine quality closely tied to its origin. It simply describes a wine whose grapes were grown in a Tuscan wine region. Since 2009, this is also labeled IGP. The term can also signify top, highly-prized Tuscan wines, similar to Vini da Tavola, if a producer wants to interpret the wine authorities' guidelines more freely.Despite difficult weather conditions, 2006 was a promising vintage in Tuscany. The wines are intensive and concentrated with good balance and should develop well over the next few years.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). The labels and capsules are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 original wooden case, 1 Impériale bottle 2005 Villa Antinori

Lot 10: 1 original wooden case, 1 Impériale bottle 2005 Villa Antinori

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Description: One Impériale bottle of Villa AntinoriProduced by Marchesi Antinori2005 vintageToscana IGT, Tuscany/ItalyIn original wooden caseOriginal filling quantity: 6 lFill level: into neckJames Suckling (2008): 87/100This lot comprises one oriinal wooden case with one 6 l Impériale bottle of 2005 vintage Villa Antinori from the Antinori winery in Tuscany. Wine matures more slowly in larger bottles such as this one, and the danger of cork failure is much lower. Now all that's left to do is get enough wine lovers in one place to enjoy this fine wine!Tuscan vines grow in the cultural landscape of central Italy, a region not only regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance and with that European culture in general. It's no wonder then that the agriculture of winegrowing here has produced genuine wine types and distinct styles. Tuscany is home to some fantastic wines. It is like a wild bull, tamed by the Etruscans many years ago. Its beauty has always attracted and fascinated foreigners. It is a landscape that can be as captivating as Mona Lisa's smile. One cannot fathom it, melt into it and be thrown back out without understanding what once came to blossom here. However, fascination alone does not result in good winegrowing - it is the art of planting vines in the ground and producing exceptionally nuanced wines from their fruits. Tuscany can be divided into two main parts: the historical main area of Florence and Siena and, in its wilder south, the Maremma - historically a poor farming region that has experienced a winegrowing boom over the past two decades. The first wine dynasties of Italy, the Polizianos, Antinoris and Frescobaldis, came to the Maremma towards the end of the 1990s, when land in Chianti Classico became very expensive.Toscana IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) is a wine quality closely tied to its origin. It simply describes a wine whose grapes were grown in a Tuscan wine region. Since 2009, this is also labeled IGP. The term can also signify top, highly-prized Tuscan wines, similar to Vini da Tavola, if a producer wants to interpret the wine authorities' guidelines more freely.2005 was a rather difficult year in Tuscany. Only the best winemakers like Antinori were able to produce high quality wines. As only the very best grapes are used for the Impériale, this wine is bound to be a real delight!The 2005 vintage Villa Antinori was rated 87 points by James Suckling for Wine Spectator in 2008.The fill level is excellent (into neck). The label, capsule and original wooden case are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 original wooden case, 1 Impériale bottle 2001 Villa Antinori

Lot 11: 1 original wooden case, 1 Impériale bottle 2001 Villa Antinori

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Description: One Impériale bottle of Villa AntinoriProduced by Marchesi Antinori2001 vintageToscana IGT, Tuscany/ItalyIn original wooden caseOriginal filling quantity: 6 lFill level: into neckJames Suckling (2004): 87/100This lot comprises one original wooden case with one 6 l Impériale bottle of 2001 vintage Villa Antinori from the Antinori winery in Tuscany. Wine matures more slowly in larger bottles such as this one, and the danger of cork failure is much lower. Now all that's left to do is get enough wine lovers in one place to enjoy this fine wine!Tuscan vines grow in the cultural landscape of central Italy, a region not only regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance and with that European culture in general. It's no wonder then that the agriculture of winegrowing here has produced genuine wine types and distinct styles. Tuscany is home to some fantastic wines. It is like a wild bull, tamed by the Etruscans many years ago. Its beauty has always attracted and fascinated foreigners. It is a landscape that can be as captivating as Mona Lisa's smile. One cannot fathom it, melt into it and be thrown back out without understanding what once came to blossom here. However, fascination alone does not result in good winegrowing - it is the art of planting vines in the ground and producing exceptionally nuanced wines from their fruits. Tuscany can be divided into two main parts: the historical main area of Florence and Siena and, in its wilder south, the Maremma - historically a poor farming region that has experienced a winegrowing boom over the past two decades. The first wine dynasties of Italy, the Polizianos, Antinoris and Frescobaldis, came to the Maremma towards the end of the 1990s, when land in Chianti Classico became very expensive.Toscana IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) is a wine quality closely tied to its origin. It simply describes a wine whose grapes were grown in a Tuscan wine region. Since 2009, this is also labeled IGP. The term can also signify top, highly-prized Tuscan wines, similar to Vini da Tavola, if a producer wants to interpret the wine authorities' guidelines more freely.2001 was a very good vintage in Tuscany, especially for Chianti and Bordeaux-style wines. The wines from this vintage are very powerful, full-bodied and long-lived. This wine will taste particularly great from the Impériale bottle, for which only the choicest grapes are used.The 2001 vintage Villa Antinori was rated 87 points by James Suckling for Wine Spectator in 2004.The fill level is excellent (into neck). The label, capsule and original wooden case are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 double magnum bottle 2001 Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva

Lot 12: 1 double magnum bottle 2001 Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva

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Description: One double magnum bottle of Chianti Classico Riserva TenuteProduced by Marchesi Antinori2001 vintageChianti Classico, Tuscany/ItalyIn original wooden caseOriginal filling quantity: 3 lFill level: into neckJames Suckling (2004): 91/100Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (2006): 90/100This lot comprises an original wooden case with a double magnum bottle of 2001 vintage Chianti Classico Riserva from the Antinori winery in Tuscany. This wine is made from the best Sangiovese grapes from the different Antinori vineyards in Chianti Classico with the exception of Badia a Passignano.The Tuscan winegrowing region of Chianti, home to Chianti red wine, is a heterogenic wine-growing area with truly diverse geological and geographical landscapes and wine styles. Chianti therefore reveals many different faces and wine qualities. Chiantis are cuvées made using various grape varieties, mainly Sangiovese. The Chianti region is divided into seven DOCG sub-regions, with some of the finest, most long-lasting growths come from Chianti Classico and Rufina:Chianti Classico DOCG is produced in the historic part of Tuscany, between Florenz and Siena. It must be matured in oak barrels for at least a year, Chianti Classico Reserva for two. The grape variety proportions in cuvee are also set by wine authorities: Sangiovese makes up at least eighty percent of the wine. White wine grapes, formerly commonplace, are no longer allowed.2001 was a very good vintage in Tuscany, especially for Chianti and Bordeaux-style wines. The wines from this vintage are very powerful, full-bodied and long-lived. This wine is now at the peak of its maturity and will taste particularly great from the double magnum bottle, for which only the choicest grapes are used.The 2001 vintage Tenute Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva was rated 91 points by James Suckling for Wine Spectator in 2004. The wine was rated 90 points in Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate in 2006.The fill level is excellent (into neck). The labels and the capsule are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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5 magnum bottles 2008 Frescobaldi Nipozzano Riserva

Lot 13: 5 magnum bottles 2008 Frescobaldi Nipozzano Riserva

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Description: Five magnum bottles of Nipozzano Chianti Rufina RiservaProduced by Marchesi de' Frescobaldi2008 vintageChianti Rufina, Tuscany/ItalyIn five original wooden casesOriginal filling quantity: 1.5 l Fill level: into neckWine Spectator (2012): 88/100Antonio Galloni (2011): 89/100This lot comprises five original wooden cases, each with one magnum bottle of 2008 vintage Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva from the Frescobaldi winery in Tuscany.The Tuscan winegrowing region of Chianti, home to Chianti red wine, is a heterogenic wine-growing area with truly diverse geological and geographical landscapes and wine styles. Chianti therefore reveals many different faces and wine qualities. Chiantis are cuvées made using various grape varieties, mainly Sangiovese. The Chianti region is divided into seven DOCG sub-regions, with some of the finest, most long-lasting growths come from Chianti Classico and Rufina.Chianti Rufina DOCG thrives in the northeast of the Chianti region, east of Florence. Vines grow in clay, sandstone and marl soils. Top quality Chianti is produced here that stands out due to its longevity and concentration.2008 was an excellent vintage in Tuscany for late-ripening grape varieties like Sangiovese, which makes up 90 % of this wine. This wine is now at the peak of its maturity and will be a great pleasure to drink!The 2008 Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva was rated 88 points on Wine Spectator's website in 2012. Antonio Galloni rated the wine 89 points for Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate in 2011.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). The labels, capsules and original wooden cases are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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4 bottles 1989 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany

Lot 14: 4 bottles 1989 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany

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Description: Four bottles of Lisini Brunello di MontalcinoProduced by Lisini1989 vintageBrunello di Montalcino, Tuscany/ItalyOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: 3x into neck, 1x high fillThis lot comprises four bottles of 1989 vintage Brunello di Montalcino from the Lisini winery in Tuscany.Brunello has remained one of the great Italian red wines ever since its inception a century ago. Its Tuscan home gives it its own unique expression. It is made almost exclusively from the archaic Sangiovese vine. A high-quality clone called Sangiovese Grosso, or Brunello, has been cultivated since the end of the 19th century. This vine possesses a valuable property: it achieves a certain amount of acidity thanks to the warm vineyards of the Tuscan town of Montalcino, whilst still maintaining aromatic fullness. The vineyards of Montalcino are situated in an especially warm microclimate in Tuscany. Here, one hundred kilometers south of Florence, it is hotter than in the Chianti region, yet vines still receive cool air overnight. The result is a substantial wine that is rich in essence but still possesses a fine freshness. The best of these wines are concentrated and opulent despite their muscular elegance and finesse. This dry wine can taste intense and sweet in essence without appearing heavy. In order to be sold as Brunello, the wine has to have been matured in oak barrels for at least two years before spending at least four months ageing within the bottle. It may only hit the market after January 1 of the fifth year following the harvest. Riserva-quality wines spend an extra year in the bottle before they may be sold. These minimum requirements are certainly no guarantee of quality, however they establish the wine's identity: maturing potential and longevity.1989 was a difficult vintage in Tuscany, only few truly good wines were made that year. The best wines of the vintage were produced in Montalcino, including this Brunello from the Lisini winery.The fill levels are excellent (3x into neck, 1x high fill). The labels are slightly soiled. The capsules are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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6 bottles 2000 Tenuta San Leonardo Vigneti delle Dolomiti

Lot 15: 6 bottles 2000 Tenuta San Leonardo Vigneti delle Dolomiti

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Description: Six bottles San LeonardoProduced by Tenuta San Leonardo (Marchese Carlo Guerrieri Gonzaga) 2000 vintageVigneti delle Dolomiti, Trentino/ItalyOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: high fillWine Spectator (2004): 88/100This lot comprises six bottles of 2000 vintage San Leonardo from the winery of the same name, owned by Marchese Carlo Guerrieri Gonzaga, in Trentino.The 2000 vintage San Leonardo was rated 88 points in a 2004 issue of Wine Spectator magazine.The fill level is excellent (high fill). The labels and capsules are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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2 double magnum bottles 2003 Foradori Granato, Trentino

Lot 16: 2 double magnum bottles 2003 Foradori Granato, Trentino

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Description: Two double magnum bottles GranatoProduced by Foradori2003 vintageVigneti delle Dolomiti, Trentino/ItalyIn two original wooden casesOriginal filling quantity: 3 l Fill level: into neckJames Suckling (2006): 93/100Antonio Galloni (2007): 93/100This lot comprises two original wooden cases, each with one double magnum bottle of 2003 vintage Granato from the Foradori winery in Trentino.The 2003 vintage Foradori Granato was rated 93 points by James Suckling for Wine Spectator in 2006. Antonio Galloni also rated the wine 93 points for Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate in 2007.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). The labels, capsules and original wooden cases are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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24 half bottles 2008 Antinori Castello della Salla Cervaro

Lot 17: 24 half bottles 2008 Antinori Castello della Salla Cervaro

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Description: 24 half bottles of Cervaro della SallaProduced by Castello della Salla (Marchesi Antinori)2008 vintageUmbria, ItalienOriginal filling quantity: 0.375 lFill level: Antonio Galloni (2010): 89/100This lot comprises 24 half bottles of 2008 vintage Cervaro della Salla from the Castello della Salla winery, owned by the Atinori family, in Umbria.The 2008 vintage Cervaro was rated 89 points by Antonio Galloni for Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate in 2010.The fill levels are excellent (< 2 cm). The labels and capsules are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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24 bottles 2007 Tormaresca Masseria Maime, Apulia

Lot 18: 24 bottles 2007 Tormaresca Masseria Maime, Apulia

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Description: 24 bottles of Masseria Maime NegroamaroProduced by Tormaresca (Marchesi Antinori)2007 vintageSalento, Apulia/ItalyOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: into neckAntonio Galloni (2010): 89/100This lot comprises 24 bottles of 2007 vintage Masseria Maime Negroamaro from the Tormaresco winery, owned by the Antinori family, in Apulia.The 2007 vintage Masseria Maime was rated 89 points by Antonio Galloni for Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate in 2010.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). The labels and capsules are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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24 bottles 2007 Argiolas Korem, Isola dei Nuraghi/Sardinia

Lot 19: 24 bottles 2007 Argiolas Korem, Isola dei Nuraghi/Sardinia

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Description: Auction announcements 3th of June 2014 Lot 19: This wine is from the 2004 and not the 2007 vintage. 24 bottles of KoremProduced by Argiolas2007 vintageIsola dei Nuraghi, Sardinia/ItalyOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: 6x into neck, 18x high fillWine Spectator (2011): 89/100Antonio Galloni (2010): 93/100This lot comprises 24 bottles of 2007 vintage Argiolas Korem from the Isola dei Nuraghi wine region in Sardinia. Only local grape varieties are used for this wine, which is matured in French oak barriques. This is a very special wine with a long finish!The 2004 vintage Korem was rated 89 points in a 2011 issue of Wine Spectator magazine. Antonio Galloni rated the wine 93 points for Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate in 2010.The fill levels are excellent (6x into neck, 18x high fill). The labels and capsules are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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3 original wooden cases, 18 bottles 2011 Gaja Gaia & Rey

Lot 20: 3 original wooden cases, 18 bottles 2011 Gaja Gaia & Rey

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Description: 18 bottles of Gaia & ReyProduced by Angelo Gaja2011 vintageLanghe, Piedmont/ItalyIn three original wooden casesOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: This lot comprises three original wooden cases, each with six bottles of 2011 vintage Gaia & Rey from the Gaja wine estate in the wine growing region of Piedmont in Italy.The subalpine wine region Piedmont in northwestern Italy is characterized by its cool climate. It is therefore a special place in Italian winegrowing, as it can not only produce smooth, delicate white wines, but also some of the most highly-prized, long-lasting red wines in the world that can also display aromatic coolness, an expressive aroma and exceptional ageing qualities. They are made from Nebbiolo, a grape variety indigenous to Piedmont that has been sublimated over centuries of cultivation. Additionally, unique Piedmont red wine varieties like Dolcetto and Barbera, which produce juicy, fruity wines of first-class quality. Sparkling wines made from Moscato are also regional specialties that have long since achieved supra-regional importance.The 2011 vintage is still too young to gauge. The warm (but not too hot) weather suggests that the wines will develop wonderfully. This Chardonnay is untypical for Tuscany, yet will nonetheless bring plenty of enjoyment!The fill levels are excellent (< 2 cm). The labels, capsules and original wooden crates are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 original wooden case, 1 magnum btl 1988 Vietti Barolo Brunate

Lot 21: 1 original wooden case, 1 magnum btl 1988 Vietti Barolo Brunate

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Description: One magnum bottle Barolo BrunateProduced by Vietti1988 vintageBarolo, Piedmont/ItalyIn original wooden caseOriginal filling quantity: 1.5 lFill level: Robert Parker (1993): 90/100This lot comprises one original wooden case with one magnum bottle of 1988 vintage Barolo Brunate from the Vietti winery in Piedmont.The subalpine wine region Piedmont in northwestern Italy is characterized by its cool climate. It is therefore a special place in Italian winegrowing, as it can not only produce smooth, delicate white wines, but also some of the most highly-prized, long-lasting red wines in the world that can also display aromatic coolness, an expressive aroma and exceptional ageing qualities. They are made from Nebbiolo, a grape variety indigenous to Piedmont that has been sublimated over centuries of cultivation. Additionally, unique Piedmont red wine varieties like Dolcetto and Barbera, which produce juicy, fruity wines of first-class quality. Sparkling wines made from Moscato are also regional specialties that have long since achieved supra-regional importance.The wine-growing region of Barolo in Piedmont produces one of the best Italian premium wines, the Barolo. It is made from the Nebbiolo grape, a variety predestined to produce structured wines with depth that require longer bottle-ageing to reveal their taste. Today's dry red wine type dates back to the mid-19th century - before that, Barolo was used to make sweet wines. The best Barolo is hard, firm and closed during its youth. This is the foundation of its longevity. It is a growth that is made over time. After some years ageing, a Barolo can very suddenly achieve its optimum ripeness before unfolding its complex, exceptional aroma: delicious sweetness, zest, velvety tannins and elegance. Over the past two decades, two diametrically-opposing Barolo interpretations have crystallized. Some vintners are gradually cultivating wines according to the traditional customs over time. Another group of vintners are producing wines that are softer in their youth and achieve optimum maturity earlier.1988 was a great vintage in Tuscany, possibly the best of the decade. The wines are rich and well-balanced with excellent structure.The 1988 vintage Vietti Barolo Brunate was rated 90 points by Robert Parker in 1993.The fill level is excellent (< 3 cm). The label and capsule are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 bottle 1989 Aldo Conterno Barolo Riserva Granbussia, Piedmont

Lot 22: 1 bottle 1989 Aldo Conterno Barolo Riserva Granbussia, Piedmont

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Description: One bottle of Barolo Riserva GranbussiaProduced by Aldo Conterno1989 vintageBarolo, Piedmont/ItalyOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: James Suckling (2000): 96/100Antonio Galloni (2010): 97/100This lot comprises one bottle of 1989 vintage Barolo Riserva Granbussia from the Aldo Conterno winery in Piedmont.The subalpine wine region Piedmont in northwestern Italy is characterized by its cool climate. It is therefore a special place in Italian winegrowing, as it can not only produce smooth, delicate white wines, but also some of the most highly-prized, long-lasting red wines in the world that can also display aromatic coolness, an expressive aroma and exceptional ageing qualities. They are made from Nebbiolo, a grape variety indigenous to Piedmont that has been sublimated over centuries of cultivation. Additionally, unique Piedmont red wine varieties like Dolcetto and Barbera, which produce juicy, fruity wines of first-class quality. Sparkling wines made from Moscato are also regional specialties that have long since achieved supra-regional importance.The wine-growing region of Barolo in Piedmont produces one of the best Italian premium wines, the Barolo. It is made from the Nebbiolo grape, a variety predestined to produce structured wines with depth that require longer bottle-ageing to reveal their taste. Today's dry red wine type dates back to the mid-19th century - before that, Barolo was used to make sweet wines. The best Barolo is hard, firm and closed during its youth. This is the foundation of its longevity. It is a growth that is made over time. After some years ageing, a Barolo can very suddenly achieve its optimum ripeness before unfolding its complex, exceptional aroma: delicious sweetness, zest, velvety tannins and elegance. Over the past two decades, two diametrically-opposing Barolo interpretations have crystallized. Some vintners are gradually cultivating wines according to the traditional customs over time. Another group of vintners are producing wines that are softer in their youth and achieve optimum maturity earlier.1989 was a great vintage in Piedmont, due to the dry weather it was better than in other Italian wine regions. The Barolo wines from this year are powerful with good scructure and Aldo Conterno was able to produce one of this vintage's best.The 1989 vintage Barolo Riserva Granbussia was rated 96 points by James Suckling for Wine Spectator in 2000. Antonio Galloni rated the wine 97 points for Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate in 2010.The fill level is excellent (< 2 cm). The label and capsule are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 bottle 1970 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva, Piedmont

Lot 23: 1 bottle 1970 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva, Piedmont

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Description: One bottle of Barolo RiservaProduced by Giacomo Conterno1970 vintageBarolo, Piedmont/ItalyOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: This lot comprises one bottle of 1970 vintage Barolo Riserva from the Giacomo Conterno winery in Piedmont.The subalpine wine region Piedmont in northwestern Italy is characterized by its cool climate. It is therefore a special place in Italian winegrowing, as it can not only produce smooth, delicate white wines, but also some of the most highly-prized, long-lasting red wines in the world that can also display aromatic coolness, an expressive aroma and exceptional ageing qualities. They are made from Nebbiolo, a grape variety indigenous to Piedmont that has been sublimated over centuries of cultivation. Additionally, unique Piedmont red wine varieties like Dolcetto and Barbera, which produce juicy, fruity wines of first-class quality. Sparkling wines made from Moscato are also regional specialties that have long since achieved supra-regional importance.The wine-growing region of Barolo in Piedmont produces one of the best Italian premium wines, the Barolo. It is made from the Nebbiolo grape, a variety predestined to produce structured wines with depth that require longer bottle-ageing to reveal their taste. Today's dry red wine type dates back to the mid-19th century - before that, Barolo was used to make sweet wines. The best Barolo is hard, firm and closed during its youth. This is the foundation of its longevity. It is a growth that is made over time. After some years ageing, a Barolo can very suddenly achieve its optimum ripeness before unfolding its complex, exceptional aroma: delicious sweetness, zest, velvety tannins and elegance. Over the past two decades, two diametrically-opposing Barolo interpretations have crystallized. Some vintners are gradually cultivating wines according to the traditional customs over time. Another group of vintners are producing wines that are softer in their youth and achieve optimum maturity earlier.1970 was the first of two great consecutive vintages in Piedmont. Especially Barolo and Barbaresco produced wonderful, balanced wines that are great to drink today.The fill level is normal for a wine this age (< 5 cm), but indicates that the wine is fragile and should not be decanted before drinking. The label is soiled. The capsule is in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 bottle 1974 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva, Piedmont

Lot 24: 1 bottle 1974 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva, Piedmont

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Description: One bottle of Barolo RiservaProduced by Giacomo Conterno1974 vintageBarolo, Piedmont/ItalyOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: This lot comprises one bottle of 1974 vintage Barolo Riserva from the Giacomo Conterno winery in Piedmont.The subalpine wine region Piedmont in northwestern Italy is characterized by its cool climate. It is therefore a special place in Italian winegrowing, as it can not only produce smooth, delicate white wines, but also some of the most highly-prized, long-lasting red wines in the world that can also display aromatic coolness, an expressive aroma and exceptional ageing qualities. They are made from Nebbiolo, a grape variety indigenous to Piedmont that has been sublimated over centuries of cultivation. Additionally, unique Piedmont red wine varieties like Dolcetto and Barbera, which produce juicy, fruity wines of first-class quality. Sparkling wines made from Moscato are also regional specialties that have long since achieved supra-regional importance.The wine-growing region of Barolo in Piedmont produces one of the best Italian premium wines, the Barolo. It is made from the Nebbiolo grape, a variety predestined to produce structured wines with depth that require longer bottle-ageing to reveal their taste. Today's dry red wine type dates back to the mid-19th century - before that, Barolo was used to make sweet wines. The best Barolo is hard, firm and closed during its youth. This is the foundation of its longevity. It is a growth that is made over time. After some years ageing, a Barolo can very suddenly achieve its optimum ripeness before unfolding its complex, exceptional aroma: delicious sweetness, zest, velvety tannins and elegance. Over the past two decades, two diametrically-opposing Barolo interpretations have crystallized. Some vintners are gradually cultivating wines according to the traditional customs over time. Another group of vintners are producing wines that are softer in their youth and achieve optimum maturity earlier.1974 was a very good vintage in Piedmont, similar to 1982, with tannic and fruity wines with relatively low acidity.The fill level is normal for a wine this age (< 5 cm), but indicates that the wine is fragile and should not be decanted before drinking. The label is soiled. The capsule is in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 bottle 1969 G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva Speciale

Lot 25: 1 bottle 1969 G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva Speciale

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Description: One bottle of Barolo Monfortino Riserva SpecialeProduced by Giacomo Conterno1969 vintageBarolo, Piedmont/ItalyOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: base of neckThis lot comprises one bottle of 1969 vintage Barolo Monfortino Riserva Speciale from the Giacomo Conterno winery in Piedmont.The subalpine wine region Piedmont in northwestern Italy is characterized by its cool climate. It is therefore a special place in Italian winegrowing, as it can not only produce smooth, delicate white wines, but also some of the most highly-prized, long-lasting red wines in the world that can also display aromatic coolness, an expressive aroma and exceptional ageing qualities. They are made from Nebbiolo, a grape variety indigenous to Piedmont that has been sublimated over centuries of cultivation. Additionally, unique Piedmont red wine varieties like Dolcetto and Barbera, which produce juicy, fruity wines of first-class quality. Sparkling wines made from Moscato are also regional specialties that have long since achieved supra-regional importance.The wine-growing region of Barolo in Piedmont produces one of the best Italian premium wines, the Barolo. It is made from the Nebbiolo grape, a variety predestined to produce structured wines with depth that require longer bottle-ageing to reveal their taste. Today's dry red wine type dates back to the mid-19th century - before that, Barolo was used to make sweet wines. The best Barolo is hard, firm and closed during its youth. This is the foundation of its longevity. It is a growth that is made over time. After some years ageing, a Barolo can very suddenly achieve its optimum ripeness before unfolding its complex, exceptional aroma: delicious sweetness, zest, velvety tannins and elegance. Over the past two decades, two diametrically-opposing Barolo interpretations have crystallized. Some vintners are gradually cultivating wines according to the traditional customs over time. Another group of vintners are producing wines that are softer in their youth and achieve optimum maturity earlier.The fill level is excellent (base of neck). The label is slightly soiled. The capsule is in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 bottle 1974 G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva Speciale

Lot 26: 1 bottle 1974 G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva Speciale

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Description: One bottle of Barolo Monfortino Riserva SpecialeProduced by Giacomo Conterno1974 vintageBarolo, Piedmont/ItalyOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: base of neckThis lot comprises one bottle of 1974 vintage Barolo Monfortino Riserva Speciale from the Giacomo Conterno winery in Piedmont.The subalpine wine region Piedmont in northwestern Italy is characterized by its cool climate. It is therefore a special place in Italian winegrowing, as it can not only produce smooth, delicate white wines, but also some of the most highly-prized, long-lasting red wines in the world that can also display aromatic coolness, an expressive aroma and exceptional ageing qualities. They are made from Nebbiolo, a grape variety indigenous to Piedmont that has been sublimated over centuries of cultivation. Additionally, unique Piedmont red wine varieties like Dolcetto and Barbera, which produce juicy, fruity wines of first-class quality. Sparkling wines made from Moscato are also regional specialties that have long since achieved supra-regional importance.The wine-growing region of Barolo in Piedmont produces one of the best Italian premium wines, the Barolo. It is made from the Nebbiolo grape, a variety predestined to produce structured wines with depth that require longer bottle-ageing to reveal their taste. Today's dry red wine type dates back to the mid-19th century - before that, Barolo was used to make sweet wines. The best Barolo is hard, firm and closed during its youth. This is the foundation of its longevity. It is a growth that is made over time. After some years ageing, a Barolo can very suddenly achieve its optimum ripeness before unfolding its complex, exceptional aroma: delicious sweetness, zest, velvety tannins and elegance. Over the past two decades, two diametrically-opposing Barolo interpretations have crystallized. Some vintners are gradually cultivating wines according to the traditional customs over time. Another group of vintners are producing wines that are softer in their youth and achieve optimum maturity earlier.1974 was a very good vintage in Piedmont, similar to 1982, with tannic and fruity wines with relatively low acidity.The fill level is excellent (base of neck). The label is slightly soiled. The capsule is in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 bottle 1971 G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva Speciale

Lot 27: 1 bottle 1971 G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva Speciale

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Description: One bottle of Barolo Monfortino Riserva SpecialeProduced by Giacomo Conterno1971 vintageBarolo, Piedmont/ItalyOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: base of neckThis lot comprises one bottle of 1971 vintage Barolo Monfortino Riserva Speciale from the Giacomo Conterno winery in Piedmont.The subalpine wine region Piedmont in northwestern Italy is characterized by its cool climate. It is therefore a special place in Italian winegrowing, as it can not only produce smooth, delicate white wines, but also some of the most highly-prized, long-lasting red wines in the world that can also display aromatic coolness, an expressive aroma and exceptional ageing qualities. They are made from Nebbiolo, a grape variety indigenous to Piedmont that has been sublimated over centuries of cultivation. Additionally, unique Piedmont red wine varieties like Dolcetto and Barbera, which produce juicy, fruity wines of first-class quality. Sparkling wines made from Moscato are also regional specialties that have long since achieved supra-regional importance.The wine-growing region of Barolo in Piedmont produces one of the best Italian premium wines, the Barolo. It is made from the Nebbiolo grape, a variety predestined to produce structured wines with depth that require longer bottle-ageing to reveal their taste. Today's dry red wine type dates back to the mid-19th century - before that, Barolo was used to make sweet wines. The best Barolo is hard, firm and closed during its youth. This is the foundation of its longevity. It is a growth that is made over time. After some years ageing, a Barolo can very suddenly achieve its optimum ripeness before unfolding its complex, exceptional aroma: delicious sweetness, zest, velvety tannins and elegance. Over the past two decades, two diametrically-opposing Barolo interpretations have crystallized. Some vintners are gradually cultivating wines according to the traditional customs over time. Another group of vintners are producing wines that are softer in their youth and achieve optimum maturity earlier.1974 was a great vintage in Piedmont, in Barolo and Barbaresco it was even better than 1970. The wines are well-balanced and wonderful to drink now.The fill level is excellent (base of neck). The label is soiled. The capsule is in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 bottle 1982 G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva Speciale

Lot 28: 1 bottle 1982 G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva Speciale

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Description: One bottle of Barolo Monfortino Riserva SpecialeProduced by Giacomo Conterno1982 vintageBarolo, Piedmont/ItalyOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: into neckWine Spectator (1987): 91/100Antonio Galloni (2008): 97/100This lot comprises one bottle of 1982 vintage Barolo Monfortino Riserva Speciale from the Giacomo Conterno winery in Piedmont.The subalpine wine region Piedmont in northwestern Italy is characterized by its cool climate. It is therefore a special place in Italian winegrowing, as it can not only produce smooth, delicate white wines, but also some of the most highly-prized, long-lasting red wines in the world that can also display aromatic coolness, an expressive aroma and exceptional ageing qualities. They are made from Nebbiolo, a grape variety indigenous to Piedmont that has been sublimated over centuries of cultivation. Additionally, unique Piedmont red wine varieties like Dolcetto and Barbera, which produce juicy, fruity wines of first-class quality. Sparkling wines made from Moscato are also regional specialties that have long since achieved supra-regional importance.The wine-growing region of Barolo in Piedmont produces one of the best Italian premium wines, the Barolo. It is made from the Nebbiolo grape, a variety predestined to produce structured wines with depth that require longer bottle-ageing to reveal their taste. Today's dry red wine type dates back to the mid-19th century - before that, Barolo was used to make sweet wines. The best Barolo is hard, firm and closed during its youth. This is the foundation of its longevity. It is a growth that is made over time. After some years ageing, a Barolo can very suddenly achieve its optimum ripeness before unfolding its complex, exceptional aroma: delicious sweetness, zest, velvety tannins and elegance. Over the past two decades, two diametrically-opposing Barolo interpretations have crystallized. Some vintners are gradually cultivating wines according to the traditional customs over time. Another group of vintners are producing wines that are softer in their youth and achieve optimum maturity earlier.1982 was a phenomenal vintage in Piedmont. Like in Bordeaux, the wines from this vintage are rich, powerful and very long-lived. This Barolo is one of the vintage's best wines and is now at the peak of its maturity.The 1982 vintage Barolo Monfortino Riserva was rated 91 points in a 1987 issue of Wine Spectator magazine. Antonio Galloni rated this wine 97 points for Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate in 2008. The fill level is excellent (into neck). The label and capsule are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 magnum bottle 2008 Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Enrico VI

Lot 29: 1 magnum bottle 2008 Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Enrico VI

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Description: One magnum bottle of Barolo Enrico VIProduced by Cordero di Montezemolo2008 vintageBarolo, Piedmont/ItalyIn original wooden caseOriginal filling quantity: 1.5 lFill level: Wine Spectator (2012): 94/100Antonio Galloni (2012): 93+/100This lot comprises one original wooden case with one magnum bottle of 2008 vintage Barolo Enrico VI from the Cordero di Montezemolo winery in Piedmont.The subalpine wine region Piedmont in northwestern Italy is characterized by its cool climate. It is therefore a special place in Italian winegrowing, as it can not only produce smooth, delicate white wines, but also some of the most highly-prized, long-lasting red wines in the world that can also display aromatic coolness, an expressive aroma and exceptional ageing qualities. They are made from Nebbiolo, a grape variety indigenous to Piedmont that has been sublimated over centuries of cultivation. Additionally, unique Piedmont red wine varieties like Dolcetto and Barbera, which produce juicy, fruity wines of first-class quality. Sparkling wines made from Moscato are also regional specialties that have long since achieved supra-regional importance.The wine-growing region of Barolo in Piedmont produces one of the best Italian premium wines, the Barolo. It is made from the Nebbiolo grape, a variety predestined to produce structured wines with depth that require longer bottle-ageing to reveal their taste. Today's dry red wine type dates back to the mid-19th century - before that, Barolo was used to make sweet wines. The best Barolo is hard, firm and closed during its youth. This is the foundation of its longevity. It is a growth that is made over time. After some years ageing, a Barolo can very suddenly achieve its optimum ripeness before unfolding its complex, exceptional aroma: delicious sweetness, zest, velvety tannins and elegance. Over the past two decades, two diametrically-opposing Barolo interpretations have crystallized. Some vintners are gradually cultivating wines according to the traditional customs over time. Another group of vintners are producing wines that are softer in their youth and achieve optimum maturity earlier.2008 was a good vintage for late-ripening grape varieties like Nebbiolo. The yield was relatively low and the wines are intensive with good structure. This wine will be a great pleasure to drink - but first it should be stored for at least a few more years.The 2008 vintage Barolo Enrico VI was rated 94 points in a 2012 issue of Wine Spectator. Antonio Galloni rated the wine 93+ points for Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate in the same year.The fill level is excellent (< 3 cm). The label and capsule are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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6 magnum bottles 2008 Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Enrico VI

Lot 30: 6 magnum bottles 2008 Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Enrico VI

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Description: Auction announcements 30th May 2014 Lot 30: The original filling quantity of the bottles is 0.75 l and not 1.5 l as stated in the catalogue. There is no original wooden case. The previously stated starting price and estimate are incorrect. The correct starting price is €90, the estimate is €180. Six magnum bottles of Barolo Enrico VIProduced by Cordero di Montezemolo2008 vintageBarolo, Piedmont/ItalyIn original wooden caseOriginal filling quantity: 1.5 lFill level: Wine Spectator (2012): 94/100Antonio Galloni (2012): 93+/100This lot comprises one original wooden case with six magnum bottles of 2008 vintage Barolo Enrico VI from the Cordero di Montezemolo winery in Piedmont.The subalpine wine region Piedmont in northwestern Italy is characterized by its cool climate. It is therefore a special place in Italian winegrowing, as it can not only produce smooth, delicate white wines, but also some of the most highly-prized, long-lasting red wines in the world that can also display aromatic coolness, an expressive aroma and exceptional ageing qualities. They are made from Nebbiolo, a grape variety indigenous to Piedmont that has been sublimated over centuries of cultivation. Additionally, unique Piedmont red wine varieties like Dolcetto and Barbera, which produce juicy, fruity wines of first-class quality. Sparkling wines made from Moscato are also regional specialties that have long since achieved supra-regional importance.The wine-growing region of Barolo in Piedmont produces one of the best Italian premium wines, the Barolo. It is made from the Nebbiolo grape, a variety predestined to produce structured wines with depth that require longer bottle-ageing to reveal their taste. Today's dry red wine type dates back to the mid-19th century - before that, Barolo was used to make sweet wines. The best Barolo is hard, firm and closed during its youth. This is the foundation of its longevity. It is a growth that is made over time. After some years ageing, a Barolo can very suddenly achieve its optimum ripeness before unfolding its complex, exceptional aroma: delicious sweetness, zest, velvety tannins and elegance. Over the past two decades, two diametrically-opposing Barolo interpretations have crystallized. Some vintners are gradually cultivating wines according to the traditional customs over time. Another group of vintners are producing wines that are softer in their youth and achieve optimum maturity earlier.2008 was a good vintage for late-ripening grape varieties like Nebbiolo. The yield was relatively low and the wines are intensive with good structure. This wine will be a great pleasure to drink - but first it should be stored for at least a few more years.The 2008 vintage Barolo Enrico VI was rated 94 points in a 2012 issue of Wine Spectator. Antonio Galloni rated the wine 93+ points for Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate in the same year.The fill level is excellent (< 3 cm). The labels, capsules and original wooden cases are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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2 original wooden cases, 2 magnum bottles 2006 Penfolds Grange

Lot 31: 2 original wooden cases, 2 magnum bottles 2006 Penfolds Grange

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Description: Two magnum bottles of GrangeProduced by Penfolds2006 vintageBarossa Valley, South Australia/AustraliaIn two original wooden casesOriginal filling quantity: 1.5 lFill level: into neckeRobertParker.com (2012): 98+/100Wine Spectator (2012): 98/100This lot comprises two original wooden cases, each with one magnum bottle of 2006 vintage Penfolds Grange from the Barossa Valley in South Australia.The Barossa Valley wine region is located one hour north of Adelaide. Founded over 150 years ago by Silesian settlers that mainly planted French vines such as Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Pinot noir, Muscat, Chardonnay, Sémillon and Colombard, but also Riesling. It was here that Syrah from the Rhône valley found a home away from home. Today, the Barossa valley still boasts century-old Shiraz and Grenache vines, which are cultivated without irrigation. The vines bear the signatures of the brown clay sand they are planted in. Leading Australian wine producers have settled in the Barossa Valley, where they also process the grapes of other wine regions.2006 was a very good vintage in Australia, especially in South Australia, where intensive wines with great aging potential were made. This wine will taste especially good from this magnum bottle, for which only the choicest grapes are used, but it should be stored for another few years to fully mature.The 2006 vintage Penfolds Grange was rated 98+ points on Robert Parker's website erobertparker.com in 2012. The wine was rated 98 points in the same year on Wine Spectator's website.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). The labels, capsules and original wooden cases are in perfect condition.PenfoldsPenfolds is one of the oldest and most important vineyards of Australia. In 1844, Dr. Christopher Penfolds and his wife Mary bought the 200 hectares Mackgill Estate (today Magill), after they emigrated from London to Australia. They started planting vine stocks, which they had purchased beforehand in France, around a small country house that they constructed themselves and named The Grange. While Christopher worked as a doctor in Adelaide, Mary took care of the estate and wine production. At the time, mainly Sherry and port wine were produced, only later also red and white wine was sold. After Christopher's death in 1870, Mary took over management of the estate, later their daughter Georgina and son-in-law Thomas Hyland were in charge of the facilities. In the early 20th Century, Penfolds already reached the status of the largest vineyard around Adelaide, and they continued expanding and acquiring more wine-growing land. In the 1940s and 1950s, the real rise of began, when the cellarer Max Schubert visited Bordeaux after the Second World War and started experimenting with new methods. In the end, this lead to the invention of Australia's most famous wine, the Grange Hermitage. The designation Hermitage, which used to be the name of a type of Australian Shiraz, was omitted later. The wines by Penfolds are not produced in one location as in France or in Italy, the grapes are rather harvested and processed later into a wine. Today, Penfolds is part of the Treasury Wine Estates and produces a number of different wines, with Grange still being their best-known and most popular wine. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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6 bottles 2001 d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Lot 32: 6 bottles 2001 d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz, McLaren Vale

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Description: Six bottles of The Dead Arm ShirazProduced by d'Arenberg2001 vintageMcLaren Vale, South Australia/AustraliaOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: into neckRobert Parker (2003): 98/100This lot comprises six bottles of 2001 vintage The Dead Arm Shiraz from the d'Arenberg winery in South Australia.The winegrowing region of McLaren Vale spans some ten thousand hectares and is situated south of Adelaide, in the middle of gentle hills, olive groves and almond trees. Its large stocks of old Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Grenache vines take root in sand and loam, producing concentrated wines.2001 was a very good vintage for red wine from South Australia, great and characteristically fruity wines were made in this year despite extreme heat.The 2001 vintage Dead Arm Shiraz was rated 98 points by Robert Parker in 2003.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). The labels and capsules are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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6 bottles 1993 Louis Jadot Santenay Clos de Malte, Burgundy

Lot 33: 6 bottles 1993 Louis Jadot Santenay Clos de Malte, Burgundy

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Description: Six bottles of Santenay Clos de MalteProduced by Louis Jadot1993 vintageSantenay, Burgundy/FranceOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: This lot comprises six bottles of 1993 vintage Louis Jadot Santenay Clos de Malte from the Santenay appellation in Burgundy.The elegance of the wines produced in this old cultivated landscape in the heart of Europe is founded on its topographic, geological and climatic disposition. The Burgundy vineyards lie at an intersection: it is where the restrained warmth of the South meets the cool crispness of the North. Due to this, the grapes can develop complexity at full maturity and still don't lose their natural freshness. This is not only true for the white Burgundy, grown from Chardonnay, but also the red Burgundy, made from Pinot noir. What makes Burgundy an exceptional wine-growing region, however, are the small, rural structures that have caused generations of vintners to intensively grapple with small parcels of vine-growing land in attempts to cultivate sublime wines. This continuity over centuries is brought to fruition in all of the finest Burgundy wines.Côte d'Or is the soul of Burgundy wine-growing culture. This rural stretch of land has produced some of the finest wines on the planet for a good two centuries. Vines thrive on the "golden hillside" between the Morvan hills and the Saône plain. The 28 districts of the Côte d'Or are geographically divided into two regions. The northern part is Côte de Nuits, named after the town of Nuits-Saint-Georges, and produces great red wines from Pinot noir. Côte de Beaune is the southern half, where valuable Chardonnay white wines on a par with Pinot noir are produced.1993 is an underrated vintage for red wine from Burgundy. In this year ripe, fruity wines of above-average quality that have developed well over the years were made across all appellations.The fill levels are excellent (< 2 cm). Some labels are very slightly damaged and soiled. The capsules are in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 magnum bottle 1986 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, Saint-Julien

Lot 34: 1 magnum bottle 1986 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, Saint-Julien

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Description: One magnum bottle of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou1986 vintageSaint-Julien, Bordeaux/FranceOriginal filling quantity: 1.5 lFill level: into neckRobert Parker (2003): 90+/100René Gabriel (2012): 17/20Wine Spectator (1992): 95/100This lot comprises one magnum bottle of 1986 vintage Château Ducru-Beaucaillou from the Saint-Julien appellation in Bordeaux.Saint-Julien is an appellation in Médoc by the Gironde estuary, adjacent to Pauillac. The predominant grape variety here is Cabernet Sauvignon and the wines are powerful, complex and long-lived. The wines from the northern part of the appellation are comparable to those from Pauillac, while in the south the wines tend to be more elegant like those from Margaux. In the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855 there are no premier cru wine estates in Saint-Julien, although the best grand crus of the region, including Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, would most likely be rated even higher today.1986 was a very good wine year in Bordeaux, producing tannin-rich wines that develop wonderfully over many years. This wine will taste great - especially from a magnum bottle, for which only the best grapes are reserved.The 1986 vintage Ducru-Beaucaillou was rated 90+ points by Robert Parker in 2003. Swiss Bordeaux expert René Gabriel rated the wine 17 out of 20 points in 2012. The wine was rated 95 points in a 1992 issue of Wine Spectator.The fill level is excellent (into neck). The label is slightly soiled and very slightly damaged. The capsule is in perfect condition.Château Ducru-BeaucaillouChâteau Ducru-Beaucaillou is a famous wine estate in the Saint-Julien appellation of Bordeaux. In the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855 it was classified as Deuxième Cru Classé. According to one story, the wine was served during the sessions preceding the classification. The estate is owned by the Borie family, who also own the Châteaux Haut-Batailley and Grand-Puy-Lacoste, since 1941. It is advised by oenologist Jacques Boissenot and his son Eric, who are advisors to four of the five Premier Crus as well as a variety of other well-known wineries in Bordeaux. Château Ducru-Beaucaillou has a vineyard area of 75 hectares, planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (70 %) and Merlot (30 %). The average age of the vines is 35 years. Around 300,000 bottles are produced per year, of which 25 % are sold as the estate's second wine, La Croix de Beaucaillou. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 bottle 1975 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, Saint-Julien

Lot 35: 1 bottle 1975 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, Saint-Julien

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Description: One bottle of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou1975 vintageSaint-Julien, Bordeaux/FranceOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: base of neckRobert Parker (1996): 87/100René Gabriel (1999): 17/20This lot comprises one bottle of 1975 vintage Château Ducru-Beaucaillou from the Saint-Julien appellation in Bordeaux.Saint-Julien is an appellation in Médoc by the Gironde estuary, adjacent to Pauillac. The predominant grape variety here is Cabernet Sauvignon and the wines are powerful, complex and long-lived. The wines from the northern part of the appellation are comparable to those from Pauillac, while in the south the wines tend to be more elegant like those from Margaux. In the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855 there are no premier cru wine estates in Saint-Julien, although the best grand crus of the region, including Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, would most likely be rated even higher today.1975 is one of the best vintages in Bordeaux history. The best wines are still maturing today. This wine has reached the peak of its maturity and will be a reat pleasure to drink.The 1975 vintage Ducru-Beaucaillou was rated 87 points by Robert Parker in 1996. René Gabriel rated the wine 17 out of 20 points in 1999.The fill level (base of neck). The label is very slightly soiled. The capsule is in perfect condition.Château Ducru-BeaucaillouChâteau Ducru-Beaucaillou is a famous wine estate in the Saint-Julien appellation of Bordeaux. In the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855 it was classified as Deuxième Cru Classé. According to one story, the wine was served during the sessions preceding the classification. The estate is owned by the Borie family, who also own the Châteaux Haut-Batailley and Grand-Puy-Lacoste, since 1941. It is advised by oenologist Jacques Boissenot and his son Eric, who are advisors to four of the five Premier Crus as well as a variety of other well-known wineries in Bordeaux. Château Ducru-Beaucaillou has a vineyard area of 75 hectares, planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (70 %) and Merlot (30 %). The average age of the vines is 35 years. Around 300,000 bottles are produced per year, of which 25 % are sold as the estate's second wine, La Croix de Beaucaillou. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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8 bottles 1993 Château Léoville-Las Cases, Saint-Julien

Lot 36: 8 bottles 1993 Château Léoville-Las Cases, Saint-Julien

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Description: Eight bottles of Château Léoville-Las Cases1993 vintageSaint-Julien, Bordeaux/FranceOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: into neckRobert Parker: 90/100 (1997)Jean-Marc Quarin: 90/100 (2003)This lot comprises eight bottles of 1993 vintage Château Léoville-Las Cases from the Saint-Julien appellation in Bordeaux.Saint-Julien is an appellation in Médoc by the Gironde estuary, adjacent to Pauillac. The predominant grape variety here is Cabernet Sauvignon and the wines are powerful, complex and long-lived. The wines from the northern part of the appellation are comparable to those from Pauillac, while in the south the wines tend to be more elegant like those from Margaux. In the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855 there are no premier cru wine estates in Saint-Julien, although the best grand crus of the region, including Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, would most likely be rated even higher today.Although it rained occasionally in Bordeaux during 1993, the vintage is today viewed as being underrated and full of surprises.The 1993 vintage Léoville-Las Cases was rated 90 points by Robert Parker in 1997. French wine critic Jean-Marc Quarin gave the wine the same score in 2003.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). Some labels are minimally damaged. The other labels and all capsules are in perfect condition.Château Léoville-Las CasesChâteau Léoville-Las Cases is a famous wine estate in the appellation of Saint-Julien in Bordeaux. Before the French Revolution it was, together with Châteaux Léoville-Barton and Léoville-Poyferré, one large estate named Château Léoville, the largest wine estate in Médoc at the time with over 180 hectares. After the revolution, the owner at the time, Marquis de Las Cases Beauvoir, had to part with a section of the wine estate. The Irish wine merchant Hugh Barton bought this section and made it into Château Léoville-Barton, which is still owned by his descendants today. In 1840 the vineyard was divided once again, this time within the Las Cases family, resulting in Château Léoville-Poyferré. Of these estates, the Léoville-Las Cases is the largest and most highly regarded. In the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855 it was classified as Deuxième Grand Cru Classé while being in no way inferior to the Premier Crus. Today it is owned by the Delon family and is counselled by the oenologist Jacques Boissenot, who also assists four of the five Premier Crus as well as a number of other well-known wineries in Bordeaux.Léoville-Las Cases has a vineyard area of around 97 hectares with 65 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 19 % Merlot 13 % and 3 % Petit Verdot. The average age of the vines is 30 years. Only 40 % of the anual production, which amounts to an average of about 450,000 bottles, becomes the first wine, the rest becomes the estate's second wine, Clos du Marquis, which itself is often better than a number of other Grand Crus. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 bottle 1959 Château Lascombes, Margaux

Lot 37: 1 bottle 1959 Château Lascombes, Margaux

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Description: One bottle Château Lascombes1959 vintageMargaux, Bordeaux/FranceOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: top shoulderRobert Parker (1998): 90/100René Gabriel (1999): 17/20This lot comprises one bottle of 1959 vintage Château Lascombes from the Margaux appellation in Bordeaux.Margaux is located in Médoc and is one the finest appellations in France. Ernest Hemingway was so fond of Margaux wine that he named his daughter after it. The most widely used grape variety is Cabernet Sauvignon, which is always blended with other varieties like Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. The wines are long-lasting and should only be savored after several years of proper storage.1959 is a legendary vintage for Bordeaux wine and enjoys the same reputation as the 1961 vintage today. In contrast to the 1959 vintage, these wines did not take much time to be ready to drink and are even harder to find today. This is one of the vintage's best wines.The 1959 vintage Lascombes was rated 90 points by Robert Parker in his Bordeaux Book (3rd edition) in 1998. Swiss Bordeaux expert René Gabriel rated the wine 17 out of 20 points in 1999.The fill level (top shoulder) is normal for a wine this age and indicates ideal storage conditions. The label is severely soiled. The capsule is in perfect condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 bottle 1961 Château Margaux

Lot 38: 1 bottle 1961 Château Margaux

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Description: One bottle of Château Margaux1961 vintageMargaux, Bordeaux/FranceOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: top shoulderRobert Parker (1998): 93/100René Gabriel (2007): 18/20Wine Spectator (1996): 92/100This lot comprises one bottle of 1979 vintage Château Margaux from the appellation of the same name in Bordeaux.Margaux is located in Médoc and is one the finest appellations in France. Ernest Hemingway was so fond of Margaux wine that he named his daughter after it. The most widely used grape variety is Cabernet Sauvignon, which is always blended with other varieties like Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. The wines are long-lasting and should only be savored after several years of proper storage.1961 is a legendary vintage - one of the best in the history of Bordeaux. The harvest was rather small and began early compared to other vintages, and the wines of this vintage are very rare today.The 1961 vintage Margaux was rated 93 points by Robert Parker in his Bordeaux Book (3rd edition) in 1998. René Gabriel rated the wine 18 out of 20 points in 2007. It was rated 92 points in a 1996 issue of Wine Spectator magazine.The fill level is normal for a wine this age (top shoulder) and indicates ideal storage conditions. The label is severely soiled and damaged. The capsule is in perfect condition.Château MargauxChâteau Margaux is a renowned wine-growing estate belonging to the appellation of the same name, in the Médoc region in Bordeaux. It is one of just four wines to achieve Premier Cru (first growth) status in the Bordeaux Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. It is located on some of the best wine-growing land in Médoc; the earth is highly calciferous and consists of a layer of 4-11 cm of pebble stone, forcing the grapevines to form deep roots, allowing them to absorb more nutrients.Of the 99 hectares of vineyards, 87 hectares are reserved for red wine production, planted with 75 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 % Merlot and 5 % Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. 12 hectares are planted with Sauvignon Blanc, used to make the Pavillon Blanc white wine. The red wine is prepared according to traditional procedures: after storing them on the mash in wooden vats, the wine matures in oak barrels over a period of 18-24 months, before being bottled unfiltered. Only 40-60 % of this is declared Grand Vin, the remainder is sold as Pavillon Rouge. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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3 bottles 1979 Château Margaux

Lot 39: 3 bottles 1979 Château Margaux

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Description: Three bottles of Château Margaux1979 vintageMargaux, Bordeaux/FranceOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: 1x mid shoulder, 1x upper shoulder, 1x top shoulderRobert Parker (1998): 93/100René Gabriel (2013): 19/20James Suckling (1989): 91/100This lot comprises three bottles of 1979 vintage Château Margaux from the appellation of the same name in Bordeaux.Margaux is located in Médoc and is one the finest appellations in France. Ernest Hemingway was so fond of Margaux wine that he named his daughter after it. The most widely used grape variety is Cabernet Sauvignon, which is always blended with other varieties like Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. The wines are long-lasting and should only be savored after several years of proper storage.1979 was a good vintage in Bordeaux, today most wines should be drunk however and no longer stored. Château Margaux is one of the best wines of this vintage and will be a great pleasure to drink now!The 1979 vintage Margaux was rated 93 points by Robert Parker in his Bordeaux Book (3rd edition) in 1998. René Gabriel rated the wine 19 out of 20 points in 2013. James Suckling rated the wine 91 points for Wine Spectator in 1989.The fill levels of two bottles are low (1x mid shoulder, 1x upper shoulder) and indicate some risk. The third bottle has a normal fill level for a wine this age (top shoulder), indicating ideal storage conditions.Château MargauxChâteau Margaux is a renowned wine-growing estate belonging to the appellation of the same name, in the Médoc region in Bordeaux. It is one of just four wines to achieve Premier Cru (first growth) status in the Bordeaux Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. It is located on some of the best wine-growing land in Médoc; the earth is highly calciferous and consists of a layer of 4-11 cm of pebble stone, forcing the grapevines to form deep roots, allowing them to absorb more nutrients.Of the 99 hectares of vineyards, 87 hectares are reserved for red wine production, planted with 75 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 % Merlot and 5 % Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. 12 hectares are planted with Sauvignon Blanc, used to make the Pavillon Blanc white wine. The red wine is prepared according to traditional procedures: after storing them on the mash in wooden vats, the wine matures in oak barrels over a period of 18-24 months, before being bottled unfiltered. Only 40-60 % of this is declared Grand Vin, the remainder is sold as Pavillon Rouge. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 bottle 1990 Château Margaux

Lot 40: 1 bottle 1990 Château Margaux

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Description: One bottle of Château Margaux1990 vintageMargaux, Bordeaux/FranceOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: base of neckRobert Parker (2009): 100/100René Gabriel (2014): 20/20James Suckling (2005): 98/100This lot comprises one bottle of 1990 vintage Château Margaux from the appellation of the same name in Bordeaux.Margaux is located in Médoc and is one the finest appellations in France. Ernest Hemingway was so fond of Margaux wine that he named his daughter after it. The most widely used grape variety is Cabernet Sauvignon, which is always blended with other varieties like Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. The wines are long-lasting and should only be savored after several years of proper storage.1990 was a great year for Bordeaux wine. The warm, sunny weather was hardly interrupted and produced fantastic wines in Pomerol and Saint-Émilion in particular - although this wine is also considered one of the best of its vintage. The wine already tastes magnificent, although it could be even more delicious in one or two decades. A top wine in a class of its own!The 1990 vintage Margaux was rated 100 points by Robert Parker in 2009. René Gabriel also gave the wine a full score of 20 out of 20 points in 2014. James Suckling rated the wine 98 points in 2005.The fill level is excellent (base of neck). The label is marked "23-1-00-BERLIN". The capsule is in perfect condition.Château MargauxChâteau Margaux is a renowned wine-growing estate belonging to the appellation of the same name, in the Médoc region in Bordeaux. It is one of just four wines to achieve Premier Cru (first growth) status in the Bordeaux Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. It is located on some of the best wine-growing land in Médoc; the earth is highly calciferous and consists of a layer of 4-11 cm of pebble stone, forcing the grapevines to form deep roots, allowing them to absorb more nutrients.Of the 99 hectares of vineyards, 87 hectares are reserved for red wine production, planted with 75 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 % Merlot and 5 % Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. 12 hectares are planted with Sauvignon Blanc, used to make the Pavillon Blanc white wine. The red wine is prepared according to traditional procedures: after storing them on the mash in wooden vats, the wine matures in oak barrels over a period of 18-24 months, before being bottled unfiltered. Only 40-60 % of this is declared Grand Vin, the remainder is sold as Pavillon Rouge. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 original wooden case, 6 bottles 1997 Château Margaux

Lot 41: 1 original wooden case, 6 bottles 1997 Château Margaux

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Description: Auction announcements 30th May 2014 Lot 41: The lid of the original wooden case is missing. Six bottles of Château Margaux1997 vintageMargaux, Bordeaux/FranceIn original wooden caseOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: 1x into neck, 5x high fillRobert Parker (2000): 90/100René Gabriel (2013): 17/20James Suckling (2000): 90/100This lot comprises one original wooden case with six bottles of 1997 vintage Château Margaux from the appellation of the same name in Bordeaux.Margaux is located in Médoc and is one the finest appellations in France. Ernest Hemingway was so fond of Margaux wine that he named his daughter after it. The most widely used grape variety is Cabernet Sauvignon, which is always blended with other varieties like Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. The wines are long-lasting and should only be savored after several years of proper storage.1997 was admittedly not an overwhelming vintage in Bordeaux - it only really became warm and sunny in August and September - yet the wines are harmonic, attractive and enjoyable to drink. Like this wine, they have matured over the years and can be savoured today.The 1997 vintage Margaux was rated 90 points by Robert Parker in 2000. René Gabriel rated this wine 17 out of 20 points in 2013. James Suckling rated the wine 90 points for Wine Spectator in 2000.The fill levels are excellent (1x into neck, 5x high fill). The labels, capsules and original wooden case are in perfect condition.Château MargauxChâteau Margaux is a renowned wine-growing estate belonging to the appellation of the same name, in the Médoc region in Bordeaux. It is one of just four wines to achieve Premier Cru (first growth) status in the Bordeaux Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. It is located on some of the best wine-growing land in Médoc; the earth is highly calciferous and consists of a layer of 4-11 cm of pebble stone, forcing the grapevines to form deep roots, allowing them to absorb more nutrients.Of the 99 hectares of vineyards, 87 hectares are reserved for red wine production, planted with 75 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 % Merlot and 5 % Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. 12 hectares are planted with Sauvignon Blanc, used to make the Pavillon Blanc white wine. The red wine is prepared according to traditional procedures: after storing them on the mash in wooden vats, the wine matures in oak barrels over a period of 18-24 months, before being bottled unfiltered. Only 40-60 % of this is declared Grand Vin, the remainder is sold as Pavillon Rouge. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 bottle 1934 Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac

Lot 42: 1 bottle 1934 Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac

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Description: One bottle of Château Lafite Rothschild1934 vintagePauillac, Bordeaux/FranceOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: top shoulderRobert Parker (1998): 90/100Wine Spectator (1991): 90/100This lot comprises one bottle of 1934 vintage Château Lafite Rothschild from the Pauillac appellation in Bordeaux.The Pauillac appellation produces some of the world's most highly-prized and expensive red wines. Situated to the northwest of the city of Bordeaux, near the Atlantic coast, its vineyards are located on dried-out swamplands. Vines take root in gravel dunes with subterranean clay lens. Here, Cabernet Sauvignon can develop a unique depth of taste and power, so the grape variety therefore makes up a large percentage of the Pauillac cuvées. The tannin-rich, powerful, concentrated wines require longer bottle-ageing in order to differentiate and reveal their taste. The Classification of 1855 put the vineyards of the Lafite-Rothschild and Latour estates ahead of the pack, awarding them Premier cru status. Mouton-Rothschild has also belonged to the club since 1973. In second place are the Deuxième crus of Pichon-Longueville-Baron and Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse de Lalande. For decades, however, experts have judged them as being at least on a par with their Premier cru counterparts. This is also the case for numerous other top wines from this appellation.The 1934 vintage Lafite was rated 90 points by Robert Parker in his Bordeaux Book (3rd edition) in 1998. It received the same score in a 1991 issue of Wine Spectator magazine.The fill level is normal for a wine this age (top shoulder) and indicates ideal storage conditions. The label is soiled. The capsule is in perfect condition.Château Lafite RothschildChâteau Lafite Rothschild, owned by the Rothschild family since the 19th century, is arguably the most famous wine estate in the world. It is one of only four Châteaus that were classified as Premier Cru Classé for the Paris World Fair in 1855. The winery is located in Pauillac, next to the equally eminent Château Mouton-Rothschild. The vineyards of these two estates lie on a hilltop, up to 30 m high, with soil mostly made up of free-draining gravel. This makes it ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. Due to the gravel, the vine plants must dig their roots deep into the soil and thus absorb more nutrients, influencing the wine's bouquet. Furthermore, the gravel leads to a favourable thermal balance, which results in earlier maturation. The winery is advised by the oenologist Jacques Boissenot and his son Eric.Château Lafite Rothschild has an acreage of 103 hectares. The grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (71 %), Merlot (25 %), Cabernet Franc (3 %) and Petit Verdot (1 %) are cultivated there. The average age of the vines is 30 years, and 40 years for the first wine. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 bottle 1945 Château Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac

Lot 43: 1 bottle 1945 Château Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac

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Description: One bottle of Château Mouton Rothschild1945 vintagePauillac, Bordeaux/FranceLabel designed by Philippe Jullian (1919-1977)Original filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: top shoulderRobert Parker (1998): 100/100René Gabriel (2007): 20/20This lot comprises one bottle of 1945 vintage Château Mouton-Rothschild from the Pauillac appellation in Bordeaux. The label for this wine, which commemorates the victory over Fascism in World War Two, was designed by the French illustrator Philippe Jullian (1919-1977) and was his first noted work.The Pauillac appellation produces some of the world's most highly-prized and expensive red wines. Situated to the northwest of the city of Bordeaux, near the Atlantic coast, its vineyards are located on dried-out swamplands. Vines take root in gravel dunes with subterranean clay lens. Here, Cabernet Sauvignon can develop a unique depth of taste and power, so the grape variety therefore makes up a large percentage of the Pauillac cuvées. The tannin-rich, powerful, concentrated wines require longer bottle-ageing in order to differentiate and reveal their taste. The Classification of 1855 put the vineyards of the Lafite-Rothschild and Latour estates ahead of the pack, awarding them Premier cru status. Mouton-Rothschild has also belonged to the club since 1973. In second place are the Deuxième crus of Pichon-Longueville-Baron and Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse de Lalande. For decades, however, experts have judged them as being at least on a par with their Premier cru counterparts. This is also the case for numerous other top wines from this appellation.1945 is a legendary vintage and one of the best ever in Bordeaux. The ideal weather conditions resulten in extremely tannic wines that matured over decades. Many wines from this year are still great to drink today, but this Mouton Rothschild is the vintage's best. To drink this rare and fine wine is a sublime experience!The 1945 vintage Mouton Rothschild was rated 100 points by Robert Parker in his Bordeaux Book (3rd edition) in 1998. René Gabriel also gave the wine a full score of 20 out of 20 points in 2007.The fill level (top shoulder) is normal for a wine this age and indicates ideal storage conditions. The label is soiled. The capsule is in perfect condition.Château Mouton RothschildChâteau Mouton Rothschild in Pauillac near Bordeaux is one of the most famous wine-growing estates in the world and is still privately owned by the Rothschild banking family. Today's estate is the legacy of Baron Philippe de Rothschild, who acquired it on October 22, 1922, when he was still a young man. By striving for excellence and constantly searching for new methods, he consistently improved the quality of the Château's output. His first innovation was to bottle the wine on the estate in order to determine all stages of production: "Mise en Bouteille au Château". His efforts were finally rewarded in 1973, when Château Mouton Rothschild was reclassified from Deuxième to Premier Cru (first growth) - the only change to have been made in the history of the official classification.Mouton has 82 hectares of vineyard area, made up of 77 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 12 % Merlot, 9 % Cabernet Franc and 2 % Petit Verdot. Château Mouton Rothschild lies on a slope that is thirty metres high in places. On this slope, a layer of more than eight metres of gravel lies on a calciferous base, coming from alluvial deposits from the nearby Gironde, in the Pyrenees, towards the end of the Beestonian stage. The Cabernet Sauvignon grape variety grows splendidly on this soil. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 bottle 1949 Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac

Lot 44: 1 bottle 1949 Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac

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Description: One bottle of Château Lafite Rothschild1949 vintagePauillac, Bordeaux/FranceOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: mid shoulderWine Spectator (1991): 87/100René Gabriel: 17/20 This lot comprises one bottle (0.75 l) of 1949 vintage Château Lafite Rothschild from the Pauillac appellation.The Pauillac appellation produces some of the world's most highly-prized and expensive red wines. Situated to the northwest of the city of Bordeaux, near the Atlantic coast, its vineyards are located on dried-out swamplands. Vines take root in gravel dunes with subterranean clay lens. Here, Cabernet Sauvignon can develop a unique depth of taste and power, so the grape variety therefore makes up a large percentage of the Pauillac cuvées. The tannin-rich, powerful, concentrated wines require longer bottle-ageing in order to differentiate and reveal their taste. The Classification of 1855 put the vineyards of the Lafite-Rothschild and Latour estates ahead of the pack, awarding them Premier cru status. Mouton-Rothschild has also belonged to the club since 1973. In second place are the Deuxième crus of Pichon-Longueville-Baron and Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse de Lalande. For decades, however, experts have judged them as being at least on a par with their Premier cru counterparts. This is also the case for numerous other top wines from this appellation.1949 is the last of four incredible Bordeaux vintages, which are still highly sought after today, from the first postwar years. Maybe this wine does not live up to the vintage, but it is still a very good wine!The 1949 vintage Lafite is currently rated 17 out of 20 points by Swiss Bordeaux expert René Gabriel. It was rated 87 points in a 1991 issue of Wine Spectator magazine.The fill level is normal for a wine this age (mid shoulder). The label is soiled and slightly damaged. The capsule is in perfect condition.Château Lafite RothschildChâteau Lafite Rothschild, owned by the Rothschild family since the 19th century, is arguably the most famous wine estate in the world. It is one of only four Châteaus that were classified as Premier Cru Classé for the Paris World Fair in 1855. The winery is located in Pauillac, next to the equally eminent Château Mouton-Rothschild. The vineyards of these two estates lie on a hilltop, up to 30 m high, with soil mostly made up of free-draining gravel. This makes it ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. Due to the gravel, the vine plants must dig their roots deep into the soil and thus absorb more nutrients, influencing the wine's bouquet. Furthermore, the gravel leads to a favourable thermal balance, which results in earlier maturation. The winery is advised by the oenologist Jacques Boissenot and his son Eric.Château Lafite Rothschild has an acreage of 103 hectares. The grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (71 %), Merlot (25 %), Cabernet Franc (3 %) and Petit Verdot (1 %) are cultivated there. The average age of the vines is 30 years, and 40 years for the first wine. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 bottle 1953 Château Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac

Lot 45: 1 bottle 1953 Château Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac

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Description: One bottle of Château Mouton Rothschild1953 vintagePauillac, Bordeaux/FranceOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: mid low shoulderRobert Parker (1994): 95/100René Gabriel (2013): 20/20Wine Spectator (1991): 94/100This lot comprises one bottle of 1953 vintage Château Mouton Rothschild from the Pauillac appellation in Bordeaux. The label of this bottle shows the portrait of Nathaniel de Rothschild, who purchased Château Brane-Mouton 100 years earlier and renamed it Château Mouton Rothschild.The Pauillac appellation produces some of the world's most highly-prized and expensive red wines. Situated to the northwest of the city of Bordeaux, near the Atlantic coast, its vineyards are located on dried-out swamplands. Vines take root in gravel dunes with subterranean clay lens. Here, Cabernet Sauvignon can develop a unique depth of taste and power, so the grape variety therefore makes up a large percentage of the Pauillac cuvées. The tannin-rich, powerful, concentrated wines require longer bottle-ageing in order to differentiate and reveal their taste. The Classification of 1855 put the vineyards of the Lafite-Rothschild and Latour estates ahead of the pack, awarding them Premier cru status. Mouton-Rothschild has also belonged to the club since 1973. In second place are the Deuxième crus of Pichon-Longueville-Baron and Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse de Lalande. For decades, however, experts have judged them as being at least on a par with their Premier cru counterparts. This is also the case for numerous other top wines from this appellation.1953 was a very good vintage in Bordeaux, especially in Pauillac. The best wines, including this Mouton Rothschild, are great to drink now but should not be stored much longer.The 1953 Mouton Rothschild was rated 95 points by Robert Parker in 1994. René Gabriel rated the wine 20 out of 20 points in 2013. It was rated 94 points in a 1991 issue of Wine Spectator magazine.The fill level is low (mid low shoulder) and indicates some risk. The label is soiled and slightly damaged. The capsule is in perfect condition.Château Mouton RothschildChâteau Mouton Rothschild in Pauillac near Bordeaux is one of the most famous wine-growing estates in the world and is still privately owned by the Rothschild banking family. Today's estate is the legacy of Baron Philippe de Rothschild, who acquired it on October 22, 1922, when he was still a young man. By striving for excellence and constantly searching for new methods, he consistently improved the quality of the Château's output. His first innovation was to bottle the wine on the estate in order to determine all stages of production: "Mise en Bouteille au Château". His efforts were finally rewarded in 1973, when Château Mouton Rothschild was reclassified from Deuxième to Premier Cru (first growth) - the only change to have been made in the history of the official classification.Mouton has 82 hectares of vineyard area, made up of 77 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 12 % Merlot, 9 % Cabernet Franc and 2 % Petit Verdot. Château Mouton Rothschild lies on a slope that is thirty metres high in places. On this slope, a layer of more than eight metres of gravel lies on a calciferous base, coming from alluvial deposits from the nearby Gironde, in the Pyrenees, towards the end of the Beestonian stage. The Cabernet Sauvignon grape variety grows splendidly on this soil. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 bottle 1959 Château Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac

Lot 46: 1 bottle 1959 Château Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac

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Description: One bottle of Château Mouton Rothschild1959 vintagePauillac, Bordeaux/FranceLabel designed by Richard Lippold (1915-2002)Original filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: top shoulderRobert Parker (1998): 100/100René Gabriel (2011): 20/20Wine Spectator (1991): 98/100This lot comprises one bottle of 1959 vintage Château Mouton Rothschild from the Pauillac appellation in Bordeaux. The label for this wine was designed by the American sculptor Richard Lippold (1915-2002).The Pauillac appellation produces some of the world's most highly-prized and expensive red wines. Situated to the northwest of the city of Bordeaux, near the Atlantic coast, its vineyards are located on dried-out swamplands. Vines take root in gravel dunes with subterranean clay lens. Here, Cabernet Sauvignon can develop a unique depth of taste and power, so the grape variety therefore makes up a large percentage of the Pauillac cuvées. The tannin-rich, powerful, concentrated wines require longer bottle-ageing in order to differentiate and reveal their taste. The Classification of 1855 put the vineyards of the Lafite-Rothschild and Latour estates ahead of the pack, awarding them Premier cru status. Mouton-Rothschild has also belonged to the club since 1973. In second place are the Deuxième crus of Pichon-Longueville-Baron and Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse de Lalande. For decades, however, experts have judged them as being at least on a par with their Premier cru counterparts. This is also the case for numerous other top wines from this appellation.1959 is a legendary vintage for Bordeaux wine and enjoys the same reputation as the 1961 vintage today. In contrast to the 1959 vintage, these wines did not take much time to be ready to drink and are even harder to find today. This is one of the vintage's best wines.The 1959 vintage Mouton Rothschild was rated 100 points by Robert Parker in 1998. Swiss Bordeaux expert René Gabriel rated the wine 20 out of 20 points in 2011. The wine was rated 98 points in a 1991 issue of Wine Spectator.The fill level is normal for a wine this age (top shoulder) and indicates ideal storage conditions. The label is almost entirely disintegrated. The capsule is in perfect conditions.Château Mouton RothschildChâteau Mouton Rothschild in Pauillac near Bordeaux is one of the most famous wine-growing estates in the world and is still privately owned by the Rothschild banking family. Today's estate is the legacy of Baron Philippe de Rothschild, who acquired it on October 22, 1922, when he was still a young man. By striving for excellence and constantly searching for new methods, he consistently improved the quality of the Château's output. His first innovation was to bottle the wine on the estate in order to determine all stages of production: "Mise en Bouteille au Château". His efforts were finally rewarded in 1973, when Château Mouton Rothschild was reclassified from Deuxième to Premier Cru (first growth) - the only change to have been made in the history of the official classification.Mouton has 82 hectares of vineyard area, made up of 77 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 12 % Merlot, 9 % Cabernet Franc and 2 % Petit Verdot. Château Mouton Rothschild lies on a slope that is thirty metres high in places. On this slope, a layer of more than eight metres of gravel lies on a calciferous base, coming from alluvial deposits from the nearby Gironde, in the Pyrenees, towards the end of the Beestonian stage. The Cabernet Sauvignon grape variety grows splendidly on this soil. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 bottle 1959 Château Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac

Lot 47: 1 bottle 1959 Château Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac

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Description: One bottle of Château Lafite Rothschild1959 vintagePauillac, Bordeaux/FranceOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: top shoulderRobert Parker (1994): 99/100René Gabriel (2013): 20/20Wine Spectator (1991): 94/100This lot comprises one bottle of 1959 vintage Château Lafite Rothschild from the Pauillac appellation in Bordeaux.The Pauillac appellation produces some of the world's most highly-prized and expensive red wines. Situated to the northwest of the city of Bordeaux, near the Atlantic coast, its vineyards are located on dried-out swamplands. Vines take root in gravel dunes with subterranean clay lens. Here, Cabernet Sauvignon can develop a unique depth of taste and power, so the grape variety therefore makes up a large percentage of the Pauillac cuvées. The tannin-rich, powerful, concentrated wines require longer bottle-ageing in order to differentiate and reveal their taste. The Classification of 1855 put the vineyards of the Lafite-Rothschild and Latour estates ahead of the pack, awarding them Premier cru status. Mouton-Rothschild has also belonged to the club since 1973. In second place are the Deuxième crus of Pichon-Longueville-Baron and Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse de Lalande. For decades, however, experts have judged them as being at least on a par with their Premier cru counterparts. This is also the case for numerous other top wines from this appellation.1959 is a legendary vintage for Bordeaux wine and enjoys the same reputation as the 1961 vintage today. In contrast to the 1959 vintage, these wines did not take much time to be ready to drink and are even harder to find today. This is one of the vintage's best wines.The 1959 vintage Lafite Rothschild was rated 99 points by Robert Parker in 1994. Swiss Bordeaux expert René Gabriel rated the wine 20 out of 20 points in 2013. The wine was rated 94 points in a 1991 issue of Wine Spectator.The fill level is normal for a wine this age (top shoulder) and indicates that the wine was stored perfectly. The label is severely soiled and damaged. The capsule is in perfect condition.Château Lafite RothschildChâteau Lafite Rothschild, owned by the Rothschild family since the 19th century, is arguably the most famous wine estate in the world. It is one of only four Châteaus that were classified as Premier Cru Classé for the Paris World Fair in 1855. The winery is located in Pauillac, next to the equally eminent Château Mouton-Rothschild. The vineyards of these two estates lie on a hilltop, up to 30 m high, with soil mostly made up of free-draining gravel. This makes it ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. Due to the gravel, the vine plants must dig their roots deep into the soil and thus absorb more nutrients, influencing the wine's bouquet. Furthermore, the gravel leads to a favourable thermal balance, which results in earlier maturation. The winery is advised by the oenologist Jacques Boissenot and his son Eric.Château Lafite Rothschild has an acreage of 103 hectares. The grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (71 %), Merlot (25 %), Cabernet Franc (3 %) and Petit Verdot (1 %) are cultivated there. The average age of the vines is 30 years, and 40 years for the first wine. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 bottle 1975 Château Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac

Lot 48: 1 bottle 1975 Château Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac

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Description: Auction announcements 23th May 2014 Lot 48: Unlike quoted in the title the lot comprises 4 bottles of Château Mouton Rothschild. Four bottles of Château Mouton Rothschild1975 vintagePauillac, Bordeaux/FranceLabel designed by Andy Warhol (1928-1987)Original filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: 3x upper shoulder, 1x top shoulderRobert Parker (1998): 90/100René Gabriel (2014): 17/20Wine Spectator (1991): 89/100This lot comprises four bottles of 1975 vintage Château Mouton Rothschild from the Pauillac appellation in Bordeaux. The label for this wine was designed by the famous pop artist Andy Warhol (1928-1987). The Pauillac appellation produces some of the world's most highly-prized and expensive red wines. Situated to the northwest of the city of Bordeaux, near the Atlantic coast, its vineyards are located on dried-out swamplands. Vines take root in gravel dunes with subterranean clay lens. Here, Cabernet Sauvignon can develop a unique depth of taste and power, so the grape variety therefore makes up a large percentage of the Pauillac cuvées. The tannin-rich, powerful, concentrated wines require longer bottle-ageing in order to differentiate and reveal their taste. The Classification of 1855 put the vineyards of the Lafite-Rothschild and Latour estates ahead of the pack, awarding them Premier cru status. Mouton-Rothschild has also belonged to the club since 1973. In second place are the Deuxième crus of Pichon-Longueville-Baron and Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse de Lalande. For decades, however, experts have judged them as being at least on a par with their Premier cru counterparts. This is also the case for numerous other top wines from this appellation.The 1975 vintage was underrated at first, but has proven to be one of Germany's best years yet. The wines are now at the peak of their maturity and are a great pleasure to drink today.The 1975 Mouton Rothschild was rated 90 points by Robert Parker in his Bordeaux Book (3rd edition) in 1998. René Gabriel rated the wine 17 out of 20 points in 2014. It was rated 89 points in a 1991 issue of Wine Spectator magazine.The fill levels are normal for a wine this age (3x upper shoulder, 1x top shoulder) and indicate ideal storage conditions. Some labels are very slightly damaged. The capsule is in perfect condition.Château Mouton RothschildChâteau Mouton Rothschild in Pauillac near Bordeaux is one of the most famous wine-growing estates in the world and is still privately owned by the Rothschild banking family. Today's estate is the legacy of Baron Philippe de Rothschild, who acquired it on October 22, 1922, when he was still a young man. By striving for excellence and constantly searching for new methods, he consistently improved the quality of the Château's output. His first innovation was to bottle the wine on the estate in order to determine all stages of production: "Mise en Bouteille au Château". His efforts were finally rewarded in 1973, when Château Mouton Rothschild was reclassified from Deuxième to Premier Cru (first growth) - the only change to have been made in the history of the official classification.Mouton has 82 hectares of vineyard area, made up of 77 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 12 % Merlot, 9 % Cabernet Franc and 2 % Petit Verdot. Château Mouton Rothschild lies on a slope that is thirty metres high in places. On this slope, a layer of more than eight metres of gravel lies on a calciferous base, coming from alluvial deposits from the nearby Gironde, in the Pyrenees, towards the end of the Beestonian stage. The Cabernet Sauvignon grape variety grows splendidly on this soil. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 bottle 1976 Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac

Lot 49: 1 bottle 1976 Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac

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Description: One bottle of Château Lafite Rothschild1976 vintagePauillac, Bordeaux/FranceOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 lFill level: base of neckRobert Parker (1998): 93/100René Gabriel (2011): 17/20Wine Spectator (1991): 88/100This lot comprises one bottle of 1976 vintage Château Lafite Rothschild from the Pauillac appellation in Bordeaux.The Pauillac appellation produces some of the world's most highly-prized and expensive red wines. Situated to the northwest of the city of Bordeaux, near the Atlantic coast, its vineyards are located on dried-out swamplands. Vines take root in gravel dunes with subterranean clay lens. Here, Cabernet Sauvignon can develop a unique depth of taste and power, so the grape variety therefore makes up a large percentage of the Pauillac cuvées. The tannin-rich, powerful, concentrated wines require longer bottle-ageing in order to differentiate and reveal their taste. The Classification of 1855 put the vineyards of the Lafite-Rothschild and Latour estates ahead of the pack, awarding them Premier cru status. Mouton-Rothschild has also belonged to the club since 1973. In second place are the Deuxième crus of Pichon-Longueville-Baron and Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse de Lalande. For decades, however, experts have judged them as being at least on a par with their Premier cru counterparts. This is also the case for numerous other top wines from this appellation.1976 was a good vintage in Bordeaux, although some wines have not developed very well over the years. The most balanced wines were made in Pauillac and this Lafite is one of the vintage's best.The 1976 Lafite Rothschild was rated 93 points by Robert Parker in his Bordeaux Book (3rd edition) in 1998. René Gabriel rated the wine 17 out of 20 points in 2011. It was rated 88 points in a 1991 issue of Wine Spectator magazine.The fill level is excellent (base of neck). The label is slightly damaged and soiled. The capsule is in perfect condition.Château Lafite RothschildChâteau Lafite Rothschild, owned by the Rothschild family since the 19th century, is arguably the most famous wine estate in the world. It is one of only four Châteaus that were classified as Premier Cru Classé for the Paris World Fair in 1855. The winery is located in Pauillac, next to the equally eminent Château Mouton-Rothschild. The vineyards of these two estates lie on a hilltop, up to 30 m high, with soil mostly made up of free-draining gravel. This makes it ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. Due to the gravel, the vine plants must dig their roots deep into the soil and thus absorb more nutrients, influencing the wine's bouquet. Furthermore, the gravel leads to a favourable thermal balance, which results in earlier maturation. The winery is advised by the oenologist Jacques Boissenot and his son Eric.Château Lafite Rothschild has an acreage of 103 hectares. The grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (71 %), Merlot (25 %), Cabernet Franc (3 %) and Petit Verdot (1 %) are cultivated there. The average age of the vines is 30 years, and 40 years for the first wine. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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1 magnum bottle 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac

Lot 50: 1 magnum bottle 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac

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Description: One magnum bottleChâteau Lafite Rothschild1982 vintagePauillac, Bordeaux/FranceOriginal filling quantity: 1.5 l Fill level: into neckRobert Parker: 97+/100 (2009)René Gabriel: 20/20 (2012)Falstaff: 95/100 (2011)Jean-Marc Quarin: 95/100 (2003)This lot comprises one magnum bottle of 1982 vintage Château Lafite Rothschild from the Pauillac appellation in Bordeaux.The Pauillac appellation produces some of the world's most highly-prized and expensive red wines. Situated to the northwest of the city of Bordeaux, near the Atlantic coast, its vineyards are located on dried-out swamplands. Vines take root in gravel dunes with subterranean clay lens. Here, Cabernet Sauvignon can develop a unique depth of taste and power, so the grape variety therefore makes up a large percentage of the Pauillac cuvées. The tannin-rich, powerful, concentrated wines require longer bottle-ageing in order to differentiate and reveal their taste. The Classification of 1855 put the vineyards of the Lafite-Rothschild and Latour estates ahead of the pack, awarding them Premier cru status. Mouton-Rothschild has also belonged to the club since 1973. In second place are the Deuxième crus of Pichon-Longueville-Baron and Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse de Lalande. For decades, however, experts have judged them as being at least on a par with their Premier cru counterparts. This is also the case for numerous other top wines from this appellation.1982 was a very special vintage in Bordeaux. It is one of those truly great vintages, like 1945 and 1961, which will be talked about for decades to come. American wine critic Robert Parker made a name for himself when he described this vintage as outstanding, contradicting the opinion of many other wine critics. Time proved him right and sealed his reputation as the most influential wine critic in the world. A truly fine wine that will only continue to develop over the next 50 years!The 1982 Lafite was last scored by Robert Parker in 2009, when he gave it 97+ points. In 2011, it received 95 points from Falstaff chief editor Peter Moser. French wine critic Jean-Marc Quarin last awarded it 95 points in 2003. Swiss Bordeaux expert René Gabriel gave the wine a full rating of 20 points in 2012.The fill level is excellent (into neck). The label is slightly soiled and very slightly damaged. The capsule is in perfect condition.Château Lafite RothschildChâteau Lafite Rothschild, owned by the Rothschild family since the 19th century, is arguably the most famous wine estate in the world. It is one of only four Châteaus that were classified as Premier Cru Classé for the Paris World Fair in 1855. The winery is located in Pauillac, next to the equally eminent Château Mouton-Rothschild. The vineyards of these two estates lie on a hilltop, up to 30 m high, with soil mostly made up of free-draining gravel. This makes it ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. Due to the gravel, the vine plants must dig their roots deep into the soil and thus absorb more nutrients, influencing the wine's bouquet. Furthermore, the gravel leads to a favourable thermal balance, which results in earlier maturation. The winery is advised by the oenologist Jacques Boissenot and his son Eric.Château Lafite Rothschild has an acreage of 103 hectares. The grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (71 %), Merlot (25 %), Cabernet Franc (3 %) and Petit Verdot (1 %) are cultivated there. The average age of the vines is 30 years, and 40 years for the first wine. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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