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Auction Description for Auctionata: Cellar Auction: Fine Wine from a Private Collection I
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13/14/15 May 2013, 9am to 6pm.
Sale Notes:
Renowned Auctionata wine expert Michael d'Aprile presents you with an exceptional selection of luxury wines. This excellent collection brings together the best premium wines of their regions, including Burgundy, Rheinhessen and Napa Valley. The estates these wines originate from are some of the most prestigious in the world. Wines from Klaus Peter Keller's estate and the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg will come under the hammer. Start looking forward to this truly special auction!

Cellar Auction: Fine Wine from a Private Collection I

by Auctionata


111 lots with images

May 16, 2014

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Franklinstrasse 13

Berlin, 10587 Germany

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5 bottles Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon from 1996 and 1999

Lot 1: 5 bottles Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon from 1996 and 1999

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Description: Four bottles of Xanadu Cabernet Reserve, 1996 vintage One bottle of Moss Wood Glenmore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 1999 vintage; Robert Parker (2002): 93/100 Margaret River, Western Australia/Australia Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: into neck This lot comprises four bottles of 1996 vintage Xanadu Cabernet Reserve and one bottle of 1999 vintage Moss Wood Glenmore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from the wine region of Margaret River in Western Australia. West Australia first became a winegrowing region in the 1960s. The impulse was not tradition, but rather economic studies regarding soil and climate. It has the perfect balance between cool and warmth, reminiscent of Bordeaux. No wonder then, that original Bordelaise grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc and Merlot are cultivated in Margaret River. They are produced both as single varieties and in cuvées. The best of them possess an intense blackcurrant flavor, firmness, depth and potential for bottle-ageing. White wines like Chardonnay, Sémillon and Sauvignon blanc can achieve impressive opulence and delicate freshness.In 1996 the summer in Australia was rather cool and so the harvest began later than usual, but especially in South Australia elegant and yet powerful red wines were produced. 1999 was a difficult vintage in Australia, the quality of wines is inconsistent.The 1999 vintage Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvinon was rated 93 points by Robert Parker in 1999.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). The labels and capsules are in perfect condition.

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8 bottles of wine from Australia, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000

Lot 2: 8 bottles of wine from Australia, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000

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Description: One bottle of Mount Mary Vineyard Quintet, 1996 vintage; Yarra Valley, Victoria/Australia; Fill level: into neck; Wine Spectator (2008): 93/100 One bottle of Torbreck Run Rig, 1998 vintage; Barossa Valley, South Australia/Australia; Fill level: Three bottles of Hollick Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon, 1998 vintage; Coonawarra, South Australia/Australien; Fill level: high fill Two bottles of Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz, 1999 vintage; Clare Valley, South Australia/Australia; Fill level: into neck; Robert Parker (2002): 92/100; Wine Spectator (2002): 93/100 One bottle of Capel Vale Single Vineyard Kinnaird Shiraz, 2000 vintage; Mount Barker, Western Australia/Australia; Fill level: This lot comprises eight bottles of wine from different regions in Australia: one bottle of 1996 Mount Mary Vineyard Quintet from Yarra Valley in Victoria, one bottle of 1998 vintage Torbreck Run Rig from Barossa Valley, three bottles of 1998 vintage Hollick Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra and two bottles of 1999 vintage Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz from Clare Valley in South Australia as well as one bottle of 2000 vintage Capel Vale Single Vineyard Kinnaird Shiraz from Mount Barker in Western Australia.The spectrum of Australian viticulture is enormous. Almost every notable international wine style and type is produced in this vast country, including dry Riesling, opulent Shiraz wines, long-lasting Cabernet Sauvignon, port and sweet Botrytized Sémillon and Muscat. The current momentum of Australian winegrowing is also important - new terrain is continually being developed for winegrowing. Australia's wine regions are mostly located on the south coast, where the climate is similar to that of the Mediterranean. In the vicinity of Adelaide, in the west of the state of South Australia, the Barossa/Eden Valley and Mc Laren Valley are homes to some of the oldest vines on earth. Further to the South East is the Coonawarra region, famous for its red soil. The Yarra Valley and Pyrenees regions are situated around Melbourne, in the southern state of Victoria. The Australian wine industry started out during the mid-19th century in New South Wales, Tasmania, West Australia, Victoria and South Australia. Despite its huge versatility, the identity of Australian viticulture is firmly founded on Shiraz. Towards the end of the 20th century, it forged its own concentrated, aromatic and highly-fruity style of red wine that soon became the embodiment of Australian wine for the rest of the world. Wine regions in the cooler south of the country such as Mount Barker and Margret River were largely established in the 1950s. In the cool climates of West Australia, you can also find some fine, highly complex red wines, along with a number of fascinating white wines, most of which are Rieslings. The most prominent wine is South Australian red blend Penfolds Grange, of which the best vintages have decades of potential. The rare Hill of Grace from the Henschke winegrowing estate in the Barossa Valley is at least on the same level as this - a cult wine produced from century-old Shiraz vines.In 1996 the summer in Australia was rather cool and so the harvest began later than usual, but especially in South Australia elegant and yet powerful red wines were produced. The wines from McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley are among the best of this vintage. 1998 was a particularly great year for red wine in Australia and Barossa Valley, it may one day even count as the best vintage of recent times. The hot weather resulted in highly concentrated wine with a fine, fruity flavor. 1999 was a difficult vintage in Australia, the quality of wines is inconsistent.The 1996 vintage Mount Mary Vineyard Quintet was rated 93 points on Wine Spectator's website in 2008. The 1998 Run Rig was rated 99 points by Robert Parker in 2008 and 95 points in Wine Spectator magazine in 2001. The 1999 vintage Jim Barry Armagh Shiraz, one of the betterm wines from this vintage, was rated 92 points by Robert parker in 2002 and 93 points in Wine Spectator in the same year.The fill levels are excellent (1x < 3 cm, 1x < 2 cm, 3x into neck, 3x high fill). Some labels are very slightly damaged. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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6 bottles of wine from Australia, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2001

Lot 3: 6 bottles of wine from Australia, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2001

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Description: One bottle of Rosemount Estate Balmoral Syrah, 1996 vintage; McLaren Vale, South Australia/Australia; Fill level: One bottle of Fox Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 1998 vintage; McLaren Vale, South Australia/Australia; Fill level: high fill; Robert Parker (2001): 92/100 One bottle of Warrenmang Estate Shiraz, 1999 vintage; Pyrenees, Victoria/Australia; Fill level: high fill One bottle of Torbreck The Steading, 1999 vintage; Barossa Valley, South Australia/Australia; Fill level: One bottle of Chapel Hill Shiraz, 1999 vintage; McLaren Vale, South Australia/Australia; Fill level: high fill One bottle of Australian Domaine Wines The Hattrick, 2001 vintage; McLaren Vale, South Australia/Australia; Fill level: high fill; Robert Parker (2003): 91/100 Original filling quantity: 0,75 l This lot comprises six bottles of red wine from Australia, one bottle each of 1996 Rosemount Estate Balmoral Syrah, 1998 vintage Fox Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Warrenmang Estate Shiraz, Torbreck The Steading and Chapel Hill Shiraz from the 1999 vintage and 2001 vintage The Hattrick produced by Australian Domaine Wines. The wines come from the wine regions of the Pyrenees in Victoria as well as Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale in South Australia.The wine region Barossa Valley 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.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.The large winegrowing region of the Pyrenees lies to the west of Victoria. Its ascent began when Rémy Martin established the Château Rémy wine estate here in the 1960s, now known as the Blue Pyrenees Estate. Smaller winegrowers followed suit. Dense wines with intense tannins are produced here using Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Expressive white wines made from Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc have helped make a name for the region.In 1996 the summer in Australia was rather cool and so the harvest began later than usual, but especially in South Australia elegant and yet powerful red wines were produced. The wines from McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley are among the best of this vintage. 1998 was a particularly great year for red wine in Australia and Barossa Valley, it may one day even count as the best vintage of recent times. The hot weather resulted in highly concentrated wine with a fine, fruity flavor. 1999 was a difficult vintage in Australia, the quality of wines is inconsistent. 2001 on the other hand 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 fill levels are excellent (1x < 2 cm, 1x < 3cm, 4x high fill). Some labels are very slightly soiled and damaged. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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3 bottles of wine from Australia, 1997 and 1998 vintages

Lot 4: 3 bottles of wine from Australia, 1997 and 1998 vintages

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Description: One bottle of Dalwhinnie Moonambel Shiraz, 1997 vintage; Pyrenees, Victoria/Australia; Fill level: One bottle of Joseph Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Moda Amarone, 1998 vintage; McLaren Vale and Coonawarra, South Australia/Australien; Fill level: high fill; Robert Parker (2000): 91/100 One bottle of Henschke Lenswood Vineyard Abbotts Prayer, 1998 vintage; Adelaide Hills, South Australia/Australia Fill level: high fill Original filling quantity: 0.75 l This lot comprises one bottle each of 1997 vintage Dalwhinnie Moonambel Shiraz, 1998 vintage Joseph Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Moda Amaone and 1998 vintage Henschke Lenswood Vineyard Abbotts Prayer.The McLaren Vale wine region 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.The young wine region of Coonawarra spans five thousand hectares of the Limestone Coast in South Australia and is famed for its red soil floor. The red, ferrous layer of earth above the chalk bedrock produces grapes for fantastic Cabernet Sauvignons.The large winegrowing region of the Pyrenees lies to the west of Victoria. Its ascent began when Rémy Martin established the Château Rémy wine estate here in the 1960s, now known as the Blue Pyrenees Estate. Smaller winegrowers followed suit. Dense wines with intense tannins are produced here using Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Expressive white wines made from Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc have helped make a name for the region.In 1997 the weather was fitful in South Australia, the best wines of the vintage were made in cooler regions such as the Pyrenees. 1998 was a particularly great year for red wine in Australia and Barossa Valley, it may one day even count as the best vintage of recent times. The hot weather resulted in highly concentrated wine with a fine, fruity flavor.The 1997 vintage Dalwhinnie Moonambel Shiraz was rated 88 points by Robert Parker in 2000. Parker rated the 1998 Joseph Moda Amarone 91 points in the same year.The fill levels are excellent (1x < 3 cm, 2x high fill). The labels and capsules are in perfect condition.

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10 bottles Noon Eclipse and Reserve from 1998, 1999 and 2001

Lot 5: 10 bottles Noon Eclipse and Reserve from 1998, 1999 and 2001

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Description: Two bottles of Eclipse, 1998 vintage; Robert Parker (2009): 96/100 Two bottles of Eclipse, 1999 vintage; Robert Parker (2001): 94/100 Two bottles of Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 1999 vintage; Robert Parker (2001): 94/100 One bottle of Reserve Shiraz, 2001 vintage; Robert Parker (2003): 99/100 Three bottles of Eclipse, 2001 vintage; Robert Parker (2003): 94/100 Produced by Noon Winery McLaren Vale, South Australia/Australia Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: into neck This lot comprises ten bottles from Noon Winery in Australia, two bottles each of 1998 and 1999 vintage Eclipse, two bottles of 1999 vintage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, one bottle of 2001 vintage Reserve Shiraz and three bottles of 2001 vintage Eclipse.The McLaren Vale winegrowing region 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.1998 was a particularly great year for red wine in Australia and Barossa Valley, it may one day even count as the best vintage of recent times. The hot weather resulted in highly concentrated wine with a fine, fruity flavor. 1999 was a difficult vintage in Australia, the quality of wines is inconsistent. 2001 on the other hand 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 1998 vintage Noon Eclipse was rated 96 points by Robert Parker in 2009. Parker rated the 1999 vintage Eclipse 94 points in 2001 and gave the 2001 vintage the same score in 2003. The 1999 vintage Noon Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was rated 94 points by Parker in 2001. The 2001 vintage Reserve Shiraz was rated 99 points by Parker in 2003.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). Some labels are very slightly damaged. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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2 original wooden cases, 2 bottles 1996 Henschke Hill of Grace

Lot 6: 2 original wooden cases, 2 bottles 1996 Henschke Hill of Grace

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Description: Two bottles of Hill of Grace Shiraz Produced by Henschke 1996 vintage Eden Valley, South Australia/Australien In two original wooden cases Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: into neck Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate (2013): 92/100 Wine Spectator (2008): 98/100 This lot comprises two original wooden cases, each with one bottle of 1996 vintage Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz from Eden Valley in South Australia.The spectrum of Australian viticulture is enormous. Almost every notable international wine style and type is produced in this vast country, including dry Riesling, opulent Shiraz wines, long-lasting Cabernet Sauvignon, port and sweet Botrytized Sémillon and Muscat. The current momentum of Australian winegrowing is also important - new terrain is continually being developed for winegrowing. Australia's wine regions are mostly located on the south coast, where the climate is similar to that of the Mediterranean. In the vicinity of Adelaide, in the west of the state of South Australia, the Barossa/Eden Valley and Mc Laren Valley are homes to some of the oldest vines on earth. Further to the South East is the Coonawarra region, famous for its red soil. The Yarra Valley and Pyrenees regions are situated around Melbourne, in the southern state of Victoria. The Australian wine industry started out during the mid-19th century in New South Wales, Tasmania, West Australia, Victoria and South Australia. Despite its huge versatility, the identity of Australian viticulture is firmly founded on Shiraz. Towards the end of the 20th century, it forged its own concentrated, aromatic and highly-fruity style of red wine that soon became the embodiment of Australian wine for the rest of the world. Wine regions in the cooler south of the country such as Mount Barker and Margret River were largely established in the 1950s. In the cool climates of West Australia, you can also find some fine, highly complex red wines, along with a number of fascinating white wines, most of which are Rieslings. The most prominent wine is South Australian red wine cuvée 'Penfolds Grange', of which the best vintages have decades of potential. The rare 'Hill of Grace' from the Henschke winegrowing estate in the Barossa Valley is at least on the same level as this - a cult wine produced from century-old Shiraz vines. Eden Valley is a neighboring valley to the Barossa Valley, located at a somewhat higher altitude. These cooler regions were destined to become white wine country and have produced fine Rieslings, Viognier and Sauvigon Blancs. Elegant Pinot Noir is also produced here.In 1996 the summer in Australia was rather cool and so the harvest began later than usual, but especially in South Australia elegant and yet powerful red wines were produced. The wines from McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley are among the best of this vintage.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). One original wooden case is soiled, the other case as well as the labels and capsules are in perfect condition.

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2 bottles 1996 Penfolds Grange, South Australia

Lot 7: 2 bottles 1996 Penfolds Grange, South Australia

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Description: Two bottles of Penfolds Grange 1996 vintage Barossa Valley, South Australia/Australia Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: into neck Robert Parker (2002): 93/100 Wine Spectator (2008): 95/100 Falstaff (2012): 93/100 This lot comprises two bottles of 1996 vintage Penfolds Grange. This red wine is made mostly from Shiraz with a little Cabernet Sauvignon.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.In 1996 the summer in Australia was rather cool and so the harvest began later than usual, but especially in South Australia elegant and yet powerful red wines were produced. The wines from McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley, including this classic wine from one of the best wineries in Australia, are among the best of this vintage.The 1996 vintage Penfolds Grange was rated 93 points by Robert Parker in 2002. It was rated 95 points on Wine Spectator's website in 2008. Falstaff chief editor Peter Moser rated the wine 93 points in 2012.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). The labels and capsules are in perfect condition.Penfolds Penfolds 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.

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Original wooden case, 5 bottles 2002 Cheval des Andes, Mendoza

Lot 8: Original wooden case, 5 bottles 2002 Cheval des Andes, Mendoza

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Description: Five bottles of Cheval des Andes 2002 vintage Mendoza, Argentinia In original wooden case (incomplete) Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: into neck Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (2007): 93/100 Wine Spectator (2004): 92/100 This lot comprises an original wooden case with five bottles of 2002 vintage Cheval des Andes from Mendoza in Argentina.Argentina, the largest winegrowing region in South America, has immense potential. The land is far from exhausted - new land is still being planted with vines today. Most vineyards thrive in the cool mountain climate that has an advantageous effect on the aroma of the grapes. Winegrowing begins at Argentina's western border and follows the foothills of the Andes, from Salta in the north, over Mendoza in the center and down to Rio Negro in southeast Argentina. The most important wine estates are situated in and around Mendoza, especially in Luján de Cuyo, a sub-region of Mendoza. The area is influenced by a continental climate - lots of sun and low humidity - and land that ranges from sand to heavy alluvial loam. Torrontés produces the most interesting growths using white grape varieties. Additionally, Argentina cultivates its very own Chardonnay clone, which is gaining increasing recognition. Malbec, originally native to southwest France, has become the most important Argentinian red grape variety. Largely discontinued in France, it has found a second home in Argentina. The best Argentinian Malbecs are elegant, full-bodied, tannin-rich red wines with ageing potential.2002 was the best vintage of the decade in Argentina and Mendoza. The wines are fragrant and fruity with ripe tannins.The 2002 Cheval des Andes was rated 93 points in Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate in 2007. It was rated 92 points in Wine Spectator magazine in 2004.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). The labels, capsules and original wooden case are in perfect condition.

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9 bottles 1997 Almaviva, Puente Alto/Chile

Lot 9: 9 bottles 1997 Almaviva, Puente Alto/Chile

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Description: Nine bottles of Almaviva 1997 vintage Puente Alto, Chile Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: into neck Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate (2000): 91/100 Wine Spectator (2011): 92/100 This lot comprises nine bottles of 1997 vintage Almaviva. This wine is a collaboration between Philippine de Rothschild (from Château Mouton-Rothschild) and the Concha y Toro winery in Chile.In Chile, New World winemaking goes hand in hand with the old: almost every leading wine estate in the Andean land is run by a family or company originally from Europe. France was already the most influential wine country during the 19th century, with grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carménère, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Chardonnay that hadn't yet been infested by vine pests. Today, the most important grape variety is Carménère, which has developed its own character in Chile and is gaining increasing importance amongst the top red cuvées. The majority of Chilean vines thrive in the river valleys of the Valle Central, at an altitude of between six hundred and one thousand meters in the western foothills of the Andes. Thanks to its topographic, climatic and geological conditions, Chile is the only country that has been protected from vine pests. This is a real treasure from a winegrowing perspective, as non-grafted grape varieties can still be cultivated here, giving them a special quality. Chile is recognized for its single-variety, intensely-fruity wines.Puente Alto is a small but mighty wine region in the Maipo Valley, situated nearby the Chilean capital, Santiago. At a height of up to 700 meters above sea level, red grape varieties in particular, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc and the old Bordelaise grape variety of Carménère, are grown on the alluvial soil of the Maipo River, before maturing into top wines as cuvées.The 1997 vintage Almaviva was rated 91 points in Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate in 2000 and 92 points on Wine Spectator's website in 2011.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). Some labels are very slightly damaged. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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5 bottles 1996 Concha y Toro Don Melchor, Maipo/Chile

Lot 10: 5 bottles 1996 Concha y Toro Don Melchor, Maipo/Chile

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Description: Five bottles of Don Melchor Puente Alto Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Produced by Concha y Toro 1996 vintage Maipo Valley, Chile Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: 1x into neck, 4x high fill Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate (2002): 89/100 Wine Spectator (2001): 89/100 This lot comprises five bottles of 1996 vintage Don Melchor Puente Alto Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Concha y Toro in Maipo Valley.In Chile, New World winemaking goes hand in hand with the old: almost every leading wine estate in the Andean land is run by a family or company originally from Europe. France was already the most influential wine country during the 19th century, with grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carménère, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Chardonnay that hadn't yet been infested by vine pests. Today, the most important grape variety is Carménère, which has developed its own character in Chile and is gaining increasing importance amongst the top red cuvées. The majority of Chilean vines thrive in the river valleys of the Valle Central, at an altitude of between six hundred and one thousand meters in the western foothills of the Andes. Thanks to its topographic, climatic and geological conditions, Chile is the only country that has been protected from vine pests. This is a real treasure from a winegrowing perspective, as non-grafted grape varieties can still be cultivated here, giving them a special quality. Chile is recognized for its single-variety, intensely-fruity wines.Maipo lies around forty kilometers south of Santiago de Chile, in the wine-growing region of Valle Central. The region is home to approximately 6500 hectares of vines. All of the renowned wine growers of Chile are based here. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are cultivated for red wines and Chardonnay for white wines.Puente Alto is a small premium wine region in the Maipo Valley, situated nearby the Chilean capital, Santiago. At a height of up to 700 meters above sea level, red grape varieties in particular, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc and the old Bordelaise grape variety of Carménère, are grown on the alluvial soil of the Maipo River, before maturing into top wines as blends.The 1996 Don Melchor was rated 89 points in Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate in 2002 and given the same score in Wine Spectator magazine in 2001.The fill levels are excellent (1x into neck, 4x high fill). The labels and capsules are in perfect condition.

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24 bottles Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon, 1991/94/96/97

Lot 11: 24 bottles Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon, 1991/94/96/97

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Description: Two bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 1991 vintage; Fill level: base of neck; Robert Parker (2002): 96/100 Six bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 1994 vintage; Fill level: into neck; Robert Parker (1997): 97/100 Ten bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon, 1996 vintage; Fill level: into neck; Robert Parker (1998): 88/100; Wine Spectator (1999): 89/100 Six bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon, 1997 vintage; Fill level: high fill; Robert Parker (2000): 90/100; Wine Spectator (2008): 90/100 Produced by Robert Mondavi Napa Valley, California/USA Original filling quantity: 0,75 l This lot comprises 24 bottles of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon produced by the Robert Mondavi winery, including two bottles from the 1991 vintage reserve and six bottles from the 1994 vintage reserve as well as ten bottles from the 1996 vintage and six bottles from the 1997 vintage.Ever since the 1960s, if not earlier, the Napa Valley is regarded as one of the best wine regions worldwide, not least due to the efforts of Robert Mondavi, one of the most important winemakers in California, who together with Baron Philippe de Rothschild also founded the famous Opus One winery. The area mostly uses French grapes, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Chardonnay.1991 was a good vintage for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Robert Mondavi's reserves are among the vintage's best wines and over the years have developed superb harmony in the bottle. 1994 was an excellent vintage in Napa Valley. The Cabernet Sauvignon from this year was made into some particularly exquisite and long-lived wines. 1996 was a good year, although it could not quite reach the success of 1994 and 1995. The harvest that year was slightly less than average but be that as it may the same year also produced some very fine Cabernet Sauvignon. 1997 was a fantastic year with a large harvest. The wines from the different regions almost all matured at the same time and are generally of an intense color. The wines are fruity with refined tannins.The 1991 vintage Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve was rated 96 points by Robert Parker in 2002. Parker rated the 1994 reserve 97 points in 1997 and gave the 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon 88 points in 1998. This wine was rated 90 points in Wine Spectator in 1999. The 1997 vintage Cabernet Sauvignon was rated 90 points by Parker in 2000, it was given the same score on Wine Spectator's website in 2008.The fill levels are excellent (2x base of neck, 16x into neck, 6x high fill). Some labels are slightly soiled. The capsules of the 1991 vintage are in perfect condition. The other bottles don't have capsules, the small plastic plate with the Mondavi logo is missing from one bottle, so that the cork is visible from above, which does not impair the wine's quality in the slightest however.

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5 bottles 1996 Opus One, Napa Valley

Lot 12: 5 bottles 1996 Opus One, Napa Valley

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Description: Five bottles of Opus One 1996 vintage Oakville, Napa Valley/USA Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level; 1x into neck, 4x high fill Robert Parker: 94/100 (2000) Wine Spectator: 88/100 (2007) This lot comprises one bottle of Opus one from the eponymous winery in Napa Valley.Ever since the 1960s, if not earlier, the Napa Valley is regarded as one of the best wine regions worldwide, not least due to the efforts of Robert Mondavi, one of the most important winemakers in California, who together with Baron Philippe de Rothschild also founded the famous Opus One winery. The area mostly uses French grapes, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Chardonnay.1996 was a good year for Napa Valley wine, although it could not quite reach the success of 1994 and 1995. The harvest that year was slightly less than average but be that as it may the same year also produced some very fine Cabernet Sauvignon.The 1996 vintage Opus One was rated 94 points by Robert Parker in 2000. It was rated 88 points on Wine Spectator's website in 2007.The fill levels are excellent (1x into neck, 4x high fill). One label is very slightly damaged and soiled. The other labels and all capsules are in perfect condition.

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15 bottles 1997 Domaine de Bellivière „Les Rosiers

Lot 13: 15 bottles 1997 Domaine de Bellivière „Les Rosiers", Jasnières

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Description: 15 bottles of Les Rosiers Produced by Domaine de Bellivière 1997 vintage Jasnières, Loire/France Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: This lot comprises 15 bottles of the white wine "Les Rosiers" produced by Domaine de Bellivière in the Jasnières appellation in the Loire valley.The Loire is a long river with diverse geological, geographic and climatic influences, grape varieties, wine styles and wine-growing traditions. The headwaters above Orléans are the breeding grounds for the famous Sauvignon blanc white wines, whilst the middle reaches, including the Touraine and Anjou, are dominated by Chenin blanc and delicate red growths made from Cabernet franc and Gamay. The lower reaches are Muscadet territory, where the Melon grape is predominant.Traditional dry white wines made from Chenin blanc are produced in the revitalized Jasnières appellation to the north of Tours. The best of them exhibit longevity and require bottle-aging to reveal their true taste. Sweet wines made from botrytis-affected grapes are also produced here.1997 was a very good vintage in the Loire valley, with rich concentrated wines that need a long time to develop harmony and are wonderful to drink now.The fill levels are good (< 4 cm). The labels and capsules are in perfect condition.

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11 bottles 1998 Didier Dagueneau Blanc Fumé de Pouilly Silex

Lot 14: 11 bottles 1998 Didier Dagueneau Blanc Fumé de Pouilly Silex

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Description: Eleven bottles of Blanc Fumé de Pouilly Silex Produced by Didier Dagueneau 1998 vintage Pouilly-Fumé, Loire/France Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: 4x Wine Spectator (2000): 90/100 This lot comprises eleven bottles of 1998 vintage Didier Dagueneau Blanc Fumé de Pouilly Silec from the Loire valley.The Loire is a long river with diverse geological, geographic and climatic influences, grape varieties, wine styles and wine-growing traditions. The headwaters above Orléans are the breeding grounds for the famous Sauvignon blanc white wines, whilst the middle reaches, including the Touraine and Anjou, are dominated by Chenin blanc and delicate red growths made from Cabernet franc and Gamay. The lower reaches are Muscadet territory, where the Melon grape is predominant.In the upper reaches of the Loire, the small appellation of Pouilly-Fumé produces some of the very best Sauvignon blanc white wines, characterized by chalk and flint and the alternation between continental coolness and heat. The best of them oscillate between flavorful fullness and breathtaking elegance and finesse. In short: the famous fruity taste of the Sauvignon blanc is transcended by minerality and complexity.The 1998 vintage Silex was rated 90 points in Wine Spectator magazine in 2000.The fill levels are good (4x < 4 cm) to excellent (7x < 3 cm). The labels and corks are in perfect condition.

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6 bottles 1996 Didier Dagueneau Pouilly-Fumé Pur Sang, Loire

Lot 15: 6 bottles 1996 Didier Dagueneau Pouilly-Fumé Pur Sang, Loire

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Description: Six bottles of Pouilly-Fumé Pur Sang Produced by Didier Dagueneau 1996 vintage Pouilly-Fumé, Loire/France Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: 2x Wine Spectator (1998): 94/100 This lot comprises six bottles of 1996 vintage Pouilly-Fumé Pur Sang produced by the Didier Dagueneau winery in the Loire valley.The Loire is a long river with diverse geological, geographic and climatic influences, grape varieties, wine styles and wine-growing traditions. The headwaters above Orléans are the breeding grounds for the famous Sauvignon blanc white wines, whilst the middle reaches, including the Touraine and Anjou, are dominated by Chenin blanc and delicate red growths made from Cabernet franc and Gamay. The lower reaches are Muscadet territory, where the Melon grape is predominant.In the upper reaches of the Loire, the small appellation of Pouilly-Fumé produces some of the very best Sauvignon blanc white wines, characterized by chalk and flint and the alternation between continental coolness and heat. The best of them oscillate between flavorful fullness and breathtaking elegance and finesse. In short: the famous fruity taste of the Sauvignon blanc is transcended by minerality and complexity.1996 was a very good vintage in the Loire valley, especially for reds and dry whites. The best wines made in that year are characteristic of the region, rich and concentrated.The 1996 vintage Pouilly-Fumé Pur Sang was rated 94 points in Wine Spectator magazine in 1998.The fill levels are excellent (2x < 3 cm, 4x < 2 cm). The labels and capsules are in perfect condition.

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2 original wooden cases, 12 btl. 2004 Marcel Deiss Grand Crus

Lot 16: 2 original wooden cases, 12 btl. 2004 Marcel Deiss Grand Crus

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Description: Six bottles of Altenberg de Bergheim; David Schildknecht (2008): 94/100; Wine Spectator (2008): 91/100 Six bottles of David Schildknecht (2008): 89+?/100; Wine Spectator (2008): 87/100 2004 vintage Produced by Marcel Deiss Alsace Grand Cru, Alsace/France In two original wooden cases Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: This lot comprises two original wooden cases, each with six bottles of 2004 vintage Alsace Grand Cru produced by Marcel Deiss, one from the Altenberg de Bergheim vineyard and the other from the Mambourg vineyard.Alsace wines thrive on the eastern flank of the Vosges in the cultural transitional region between France and Germany. Even the grape varieties - Riesling, the Burgundy family, Gewurztraminer, Muscat and Silvaner - reflect the region's historical and oenological bipolarity. Stylistically, wines produced here are characteristic of France; of the gout du terroir. The best Alsace Grand Crus are therefore also powerful wines with intensity and longevity.2004 was a difficult, rainy year for winemakers in Alsace, but the best of the region, including marcel Deiss, were able to make classic, fresh and long-lasting wines with good acidity.The fill levels are excellent (< 2 cm). The labels and capsules are in perfect condition. The lids of the original wooden cases are missing.

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Original wooden case, 6 bottles 1998 Gerin Les Grandes Places

Lot 17: Original wooden case, 6 bottles 1998 Gerin Les Grandes Places

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Description: Six bottles of Les Grandes Places Produced by Domaine Gerin 1998 vintage Côte-Rôtie, Rhône/France In original wooden case Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: Robert Parker (2001): 91/100 This lot comprises an original wooden case with six bottles of 1998 vintage Les Grandes Places from Domaine Gerin in the Côte-Rôtie appellation in the Rhône wine region.The wine region on the Rhône is not only very old, it also produces some of the best wines that, despite their longevity, can also provide great enjoyment in their youth. After Lyon, the Rhône hurriedly descends to the south. Here, on the west bank, the Côte Rôtie wines are produced, while the Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage appellations are situated on the east bank. In the northern reaches of the Rhône, Syrah is king. White wines are produced from Marsanne, Roussane and Viognier. The vines grow in mineral-rich, structure-giving floors consisting of weathered granite with feldspar, gneiss and mica. A completely different world, in terms of topography, viticulture and culture, is located in the southern Rhône valley: here, Mediterranean grape varieties like the red and white Grenache are at home. They dominate the Cuvées, which, like the Châteauneuf-du-Pape, is made from a dozen different grape varieties.Red wine is exclusively grown on the old granite terraces and steep slopes of the appellation. The Côte Rôtie is the original home of the Syrah vine, which can develop unique aromatic properties on the mineral-rich, stony floor. The barren terrain controls the vine, which tends towards opulence, enabling the production especially structured wines that are full of character.In 1998 the weather was dry in the Rhône valley and powerful, full-bodied red wines were made in the northern part of the region. These wines need time to fully develop but are very good to drink by now.The 1998 Les Grandes Places was rated 91 points by Robet Parker in 2001.The fill levels are excellent (< 2 cm). The labels and capsules are in perfect condition. The original wooden case was labelled "'98".

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11 bottles 1991 & 1996 Côte-Rôtie, Rhône

Lot 18: 11 bottles 1991 & 1996 Côte-Rôtie, Rhône

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Description: Five bottles of E. Guigal Côtes Brune et Blonde Côte-Rôtie, 1991 vintage; Robert Parker (1997): 90/100; Wine Spectator (1995): 88/100 Six bottles of Rene Rostaing Côte-Rôtie, 1996 vintage Côte-Rôtie, Rhône/France Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: This lot comprises five bottles of 1991 vintage E. Guigal Côtes Brune et Blonde Côte-Rôtie and six bottles of 1996 vintage Rene Rostaing Côte-Rôtie fom the northern part of the Rhône wine region.The wine region on the Rhône is not only very old, it also produces some of the best wines that, despite their longevity, can also provide great enjoyment in their youth. After Lyon, the Rhône hurriedly descends to the south. Here, on the west bank, the Côte Rôtie wines are produced, while the Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage appellations are situated on the east bank. In the northern reaches of the Rhône, Syrah is king. White wines are produced from Marsanne, Roussane and Viognier. The vines grow in mineral-rich, structure-giving floors consisting of weathered granite with feldspar, gneiss and mica. A completely different world, in terms of topography, viticulture and culture, is located in the southern Rhône valley: here, Mediterranean grape varieties like the red and white Grenache are at home. They dominate the Cuvées, which, like the Châteauneuf-du-Pape, is made from a dozen different grape varieties.Red wine is exclusively grown on the old granite terraces and steep slopes of the Côte-Rôtie appellation. The Côte Rôtie is the original home of the Syrah vine, which can develop unique aromatic properties on the mineral-rich, stony floor. The barren terrain controls the vine, which tends towards opulence, enabling the production especially structured wines that are full of character.1991 was a good vintage on the Rhône and even better in Côte-Rôtie. The wines are elegant, fragrant and a pleasure to drink today. 1996 was a vintage characterised by a large harvest and high acidity, the quality of wines is consistently good.The 1991 Guigal Côtes Brune et Blondes was rated 90 points by Robert Parker in his Rhône Book (1997). The wine was rated 88 points in Wine Spectator magazine in 1995.The fill levels are excellent (< 3 cm). Some labels are very slightly damaged. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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3 bottles Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 1994 vintage

Lot 19: 3 bottles Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 1994 vintage

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Description: One bottle of Château de Beaucastel; Robert Parker (2003): 90/100; Wine Spectator (1997): 87/100 Two bottles of Château La Nerthe Cuvée des Cadettes; Robert Parker (1997): 90/100; Wine Spectator (1997): 92/100 1994 vintage Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône/France Original filling quantity: 0,75 l Fill level: This lot comprises three bottles of red wine from the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation from the 1994 vintage, including one bottle of Châteauneuf du Beaucastel and two bottles of Château La Nerthe Cuvée des Cadettes.The wine region on the Rhône is not only very old, it also produces some of the best wines that, despite their longevity, can also provide great enjoyment in their youth. After Lyon, the Rhône hurriedly descends to the south. Here, on the west bank, the Côte Rôtie wines are produced, while the Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage appellations are situated on the east bank. In the northern reaches of the Rhône, Syrah is king. White wines are produced from Marsanne, Roussane and Viognier. The vines grow in mineral-rich, structure-giving floors consisting of weathered granite with feldspar, gneiss and mica. A completely different world, in terms of topography, viticulture and culture, is located in the southern Rhône valley: here, Mediterranean grape varieties like the red and white Grenache are at home. They dominate the Cuvées, which, like the Châteauneuf-du-Pape, is made from a dozen different grape varieties.The fame of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation on the southern part of the Rhône dates back to the former papal residence. Today, papal insignia such as the tiara and the Keys of Heaven can still be found on the bottles. The vines grow on pebble scree, galets, which accelerate grape maturity in the hot climate to produce full-bodied, opulent wines. It's typical for red and white Châteauneuf-du-Pape to be made from a variety of accepted grape varieties, however the most important is Grenache, the soul of these wines.1994 was an average vintage for Rhône wine, most winemakers were unlucky enough to pick their grapes in the rain. Those who began earlier were able to produce some great wines.The 1994 vintage Château de Beaucastel was rated 90 points by Robert Parker in 2003. The wine was given a score of 87 points in Wine Spectator magazine in 1997. The 1994 vintage Cuvée des Cadettes was rated 90 points by Parker in 2000 and 92 points in Wine Spectator in 1997.The fill levels are excellent (< 3 cm). Some labels are very slightly damaged. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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6 bottles 1995 Château de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Lot 20: 6 bottles 1995 Château de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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Description: Six bottles Château de Beaucastel 1995 vintage Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône/France Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: Robert Parker (1999): 89/100 This lot comprises six bottles of 1995 vintage Château de Beaucastel from the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation in the Rhône wine region.The wine region on the Rhône is not only very old, it also produces some of the best wines that, despite their longevity, can also provide great enjoyment in their youth. After Lyon, the Rhône hurriedly descends to the south. Here, on the west bank, the Côte Rôtie wines are produced, while the Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage appellations are situated on the east bank. In the northern reaches of the Rhône, Syrah is king. White wines are produced from Marsanne, Roussane and Viognier. The vines grow in mineral-rich, structure-giving floors consisting of weathered granite with feldspar, gneiss and mica. A completely different world, in terms of topography, viticulture and culture, is located in the southern Rhône valley: here, Mediterranean grape varieties like the red and white Grenache are at home. They dominate the Cuvées, which, like the Châteauneuf-du-Pape, is made from a dozen different grape varieties.The fame of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation on the southern part of the Rhône dates back to the former papal residence. Today, papal insignia such as the tiara and the Keys of Heaven can still be found on the bottles. The vines grow on pebble scree, galets, which accelerate grape maturity in the hot climate to produce full-bodied, opulent wines. It's typical for red and white Châteauneuf-du-Pape to be made from a variety of accepted grape varieties, however the most important is Grenache, the soul of these wines.1995 was a good vintage in Burgundy, both in quality and quantity. The wines are rich in tannins and have good structure.The 1995 vintage Château Beaucastel was rated 89 points by Robert Parker in 1999.The fill levels are excellent (< 3 cm). Some labels are very slightly damaged. The capsules are in perfect condition.Château de Beaucastel Château de Beaucastel is a prominent wine estate in the north of Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation in the southern Rhône valley. The estate is managed by the fourth generation of the Perrin family and the current owners are the brothers François and Jean Perrin. Their father, Jacques Perrin, established the principles which the still guide the estate today: the wines are produced with natural techniques, consist mostly of Mourvèdre grape type, whose natural properties may not be adulterated by the use of modern technology. This has led to the Perrin family being one of the eleven members of Primum Familiae Vini ("Top wine families"), an incredibly exclusive union of international family owned elite wine estates.Château de Beaucastel has a vineyard area of 100 hectares, three quarters of which are located in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the remainder in the appellation Côtes-du-Rhône. It is one of the few wine estates that grows all 13 permitted grape varieties, which are separately vinificated and later made into a blend.

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6 bottles 2000 Château de Beaucastel Vieilles Vignes, Rhône

Lot 21: 6 bottles 2000 Château de Beaucastel Vieilles Vignes, Rhône

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Description: Six bottles of Château de Beaucastel Vieilles Vignes 2000 vintage Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône/France Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: Robert Parker (2003): 99/100 Wine Spectator (2002): 92/100 This lot comprises six bottles of 2000 vintage Château de Beaucastel Vieilles Vignes from the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation in the Rhône wine region. This dry white wine was made entirely from Rousanne grapes.The fame of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation on the southern part of the Rhône dates back to the former papal residence. Today, papal insignia such as the tiara and the Keys of Heaven can still be found on the bottles. The vines grow on pebble scree,galets, which accelerate grape maturity in the hot climate to produce full-bodied, opulent wines. It's typical for red and white Châteauneuf-du-Pape to be made from a variety of accepted grape varieties, however the most important is Grenache, the soul of these wines.2000 was a promising vintage in the Rhône valley, the high expectations were even succeeded in the South and especially in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, even if the wines are not as long-lasting as usual. This wine will be a great pleasure to drink now, but should not be stored for a longer period of time.The 2000 vintage Beaucastel Vieilles Vignes was rated 99 points by Robert Parker in 2003. It was rated 92 points in Wine Spectator magazine in 2002.The fill levels are good (< 4 cm). Some labels ae very slightly soiled. The capsules are in perfect condition.Château de Beaucastel Château de Beaucastel is a prominent wine estate in the north of Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation in the southern Rhône valley. The estate is managed by the fourth generation of the Perrin family and the current owners are the brothers François and Jean Perrin. Their father, Jacques Perrin, established the principles which the still guide the estate today: the wines are produced with natural techniques, consist mostly of Mourvèdre grape type, whose natural properties may not be adulterated by the use of modern technology. This has led to the Perrin family being one of the eleven members of Primum Familiae Vini ("Top wine families"), an incredibly exclusive union of international family owned elite wine estates.Château de Beaucastel has a vineyard area of 100 hectares, three quarters of which are located in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the remainder in the appellation Côtes-du-Rhône. It is one of the few wine estates that grows all 13 permitted grape varieties, which are separately vinificated and later made into a blend.

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11 bottles of red and white wine from Burgundy, 1999/200

Lot 22: 11 bottles of red and white wine from Burgundy, 1999/200

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Description: Six bottles of Comte Armand Pommard Premier Cru Clos des Epeneaux, 1999 vintage; Pommard, Burgundy/France; Fill level: Five bottles of René et Vincent Dauvissat Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, 2000 vintage; Chablis, Burgundy/France; Fill level: Original filling quantity: 0.75 l This lot comprises six bottles of the 1999 vintage Comte Armand Pommard Premier Cru Clos des Epeneaux and five bottles of 2000 vintage René et Vincent Dauvissat Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos from Burgundy.The Pommard appellation on the Côte de Beaune stretches from the town of Beaune to the village of Volnay. It stands for powerful red wines made from Pinot noir. Its chalky, heavy loam floor gives the Pinot noir mineral notes, power and structure.The small wine-growing island of Chablis lies in the far north of Burgundy, one hundred kilometers north-west of the Côte d'Or. In this cool climate, winegrowing is constantly under threat of cold snaps. The famous Chablis name was also once at risk of being watered down by the region's ever-increasing size. However, the best dry white wines grown here possess a liveliness and weightless intensity on a par with the finest white wines in the world. They leave all critics silenced - real Chablis was and still is rare. Its exquisite freshness and stony fruit can hold for decades. It's the clayey chalk floor of the vineyards above the Serein River that gives the Chablis its characteristic structure, expressivity and longevity.1999 was a good vintage for red wine in Burgundy, the wines are rich in tannins and great to drink today. 2000 was a very good vintage for white wine in Burgundy, in Chablis the weather was most optimal and the wines of this vintage are typical of the terroir.The 1999 vintage Armand Clos des Epeneaux was rated 92 points by Neal Martin on Robert Parker's website in 2013.The fill levels are excellent (6x < 3 cm, 5x < 2cm). Some labels are very slightly soiled. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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8 bottles of red and white Burgundy from 1996 and 1997

Lot 23: 8 bottles of red and white Burgundy from 1996 and 1997

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Description: Auction announcements 13th May 2014 Lot 23: On two photographs, four bottles not contained in this lot were shown. The catalogue text is binding. Two bottles of Laroche Chablis Premier Cru Cuvée Premiere, 1996 vintage; Chablis, Burgundy/France; Fill level: Two bottles of Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru Clos Saint-Jacques, 1997 vintage; Gevrey-Chambertin, Burgundy/France; Fill level: Four bottles of Armand Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru Les Cazetiers, 1997 vintage; Gevrey-Chambertin, Burgundy/France; Fill level: Original filling quantity: 0.75 l This lot comprises two bottles of 1996 vintage Laroche Chablis Premier Cru Cuvée, two bottles of 1997 vintage Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru Clos Saint-Jacques and four bottles of 1997 vintage Armand Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru Les Cazetiers.The small wine-growing island of Chablis lies in the far north of Burgundy, one hundred kilometers north-west of the Côte d'Or. In this cool climate, winegrowing is constantly under threat of cold snaps. The famous Chablis name was also once at risk of being watered down by the region's ever-increasing size. However, the best dry white wines grown here possess a liveliness and weightless intensity on a par with the finest white wines in the world. They leave all critics silenced - real Chablis was and still is rare. Its exquisite freshness and stony fruit can hold for decades. It's the clayey chalk floor of the vineyards above the Serein River that gives the Chablis its characteristic structure, expressivity and longevity.The 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.1996 was a great vintage in all French wine regions, and Chablis with good acidity was made. The 1997 vintage was average in Burgundy, the wines are ripe and lacking in acidity.The 1997 Jadot Clos Saint-Jacques was rated 92-94 points in Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate in 1999. It was rated 92 points in Wine Spectator magazine in 2010.

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11 bottles 1996/97 Faiveley Premier Cru, Burgundy

Lot 24: 11 bottles 1996/97 Faiveley Premier Cru, Burgundy

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Description: Six bottles of Nuits St. Goerges Premier Cru Clos de la Marechale, 1996 vintage; Nuits St. Georges, Burgundy/France Five bottles of Mercurey Premier Cru Clos des Myglands, 1997 vintage; Mercurey, Burgundy/France Produced by Faiveley Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: This lot comprises eleven bottles of wine from the Faiveley winery in Bugundy, six bottles of 1996 vintage Nuits St. Goerges Premier Cru Clos de la Marechale and five bottles of 1997 vintage Mercurey Premier Cru Clos des Myglands.Nuits-Saint-Georges is part of the wine-growing region of Côte de Nuits. The appellation spans approximately 165 hectares of village vineyards, in which exclusively Pinot noir is cultivated. On top of that are 150 hectares of Premiere Cru vineyards. The best growths of the area unite robust strength with complexity, aroma and finesse.The Burgundy wine region doesn't stop south of the Côte d'Or. Appellations like Mercurey on the Côte Chalonnaise have recently emerged as increasingly obvious alternatives to their famous and expensive neighbors. Finely fruity, complex white wines made from Chardonnay and intensive Pinot noirs are produced here. Mercurey spans twenty-nine Premiere Cru vineyards.1996 was a very good vintage for red wine from Burgundy, with a large harvest. The wines are elegant and long-lived with good acidity and deep colour. 1997 was an average vintage, the wines are ripe and are lacking in acidity.The fill levels are excellent (< 2 cm). Some labels are very slightly damaged. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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2 bottles 1995 Louis Latour & Joseph Drouhin Clos de Vougeot

Lot 25: 2 bottles 1995 Louis Latour & Joseph Drouhin Clos de Vougeot

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Description: One bottle of Louis Latour Clos Vougeot Grand Cru One bottle of Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (1997): 89-91/100 1995 vintage Clos de Vougeot, Burgundy/France Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: This lot comprises two bottles of 1995 vintage Pinot Noir from the Clos de Vougeot appellation in Burgundy, one bottle each from the Louis Latour and Joseph Drouhin wineries.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.Clos de Vougeot is the heart of Burgundy, not only in terms of wine, but also in terms of cultural heritage: set up by the Cistercian monks of Cîteaux in the twelfth century, Clos de Vougeout is today cultivated by more than eighty vintners that take care of their small parcels of land with great pride. The vineyard spans more than fifty hectares and exhibits diverse soil properties: the upper region is more strongly characterized by fossilized chalk, whilst the lower part coonsists of deep clay. The Pinot noir has Grand Cru status, whilst the Chardonnay white wine is classified as Premier Cru.1995 was a good vintage in Burgundy, although the wines appeared to be a little meager at first. Since then they have developed into powerful wines with good structure and are a pleasure to drink today.The 1995 vintage Joseph Drouhin Clos de Vougeot was rated 89 to 91 points by Pierre Rovani in Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate in 1997.The fill levels are excellent (< 2 cm). The labels are slightly to very slightly damaged. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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2 bottles 1990 Hubert de Montille Pommard Les Rugiens, Burgundy

Lot 26: 2 bottles 1990 Hubert de Montille Pommard Les Rugiens, Burgundy

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Description: Two bottles of Pommard Premier Cru Les Rugiens Produced by Hubert de Montille 1990 vintage Pommard, Burgundy/France Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: Robert Parker (1992): 90/100 This lot comprises two bottles of 1990 vintage Hubert de Montille Pommard Premier Cru Les Rugiens from 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.The Pommard appellation on the Côte de Beaune stretches from the town of Beaune to the village of Volnay. It stands for powerful red wines made from Pinot noir. Its chalky, heavy loam floor gives the Pinot noir mineral notes, power and structure.1990 was a great vintage in Burgundy, the wines are full-bodied, fruity and will continue to develop in the bottle even now.The 1990 vintage Montille Pommard Les Rugiens was rated 90 points by Robert Parker in 1992.The fill levels are excellent (< 2 cm). The labels are slightly soiled. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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9 bottles 1996 & 1999 Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru, Burgundy

Lot 27: 9 bottles 1996 & 1999 Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru, Burgundy

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Description: Three bottles of Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru, 1996 vintage; Fill level: 2x Six bottles of Domaine Georges Mugneret Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru Les Feusselottes, 1999 vintage; Fill level: Chambolle-Musigny, Burgundy/France Original filling quantity: 0.75 l This lot comprises three bottles of 1996 vintage Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru and six bottles of 1999 vintage Domaine Georges Mugneret Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru Les Feusselottes from Burgundy.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.24 Premiere Cru vineyards and both Grand Cru vineyards, Bonnes-Mares and Musigny, belong to the Chambolle-Musigny appellation. It is known for its Pinot noirs that can exhibit acidity/bubbles whilst still young that develops into weightless elegance and finesse.1996 was a very good vintage for red wines in Burgundy with a large harvest. The wines are elegant and long-lasting with good acidity and deep color. 1999 was also a good vintage, the wines have rich tannins and are great to drink today.The fill levels are excellent (2x < 3 cm, 7x < 2 cm). Some labels are vey slightly damaged. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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2 bottles 1997 Vogüé & 1999 Mugnier Musgny Grand Cru, Burgundy

Lot 28: 2 bottles 1997 Vogüé & 1999 Mugnier Musgny Grand Cru, Burgundy

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Description: One bottle of Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Grand Cru Cuvée Vieilles Vignes, 1997 vintage; Fill level: One bottle of Château de Chambolle Jacques-Frederic Mugnier Musigny Grand Cru, 1999 vintage; Fill level: Musigny, Burgundy/France Original filling quantity: 0.75 l This lot comprises one bottle of 1997 vintage Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Grand Cru Cuvée Vieilles Vignes and one bottle of 1999 vintage Château de Chambolle Jacques-Frederic Mugnier Musigny Grand Cru from Burgundy.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.This Grand Cru vineyard can produce esteemed Pinot noirs that are powerful and complex with great aging potential. The vineyard is situated in the upper part of the famous Clos de Vougeot. Vines grow on a porous calciferous soil that can give the growths fineness and firmness.1997 was an average vintage in Burgundy, the wines are ripe and have little acidity. 1999 was a good vintage, the wines have rich tannins and are great to drink today.The fill levels are good (< 4 cm) to excellent (< 2 cm). The label of the bottle of 1996 Vogüé Musigny is slightly damaged. The other label and both capsules are in perfect condition.

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6 bottles Vogüé 1995 Chambolle-Musigny & 1996 Bonnes-Mares

Lot 29: 6 bottles Vogüé 1995 Chambolle-Musigny & 1996 Bonnes-Mares

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Description: Three bottles Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru, 1995 vintage; Chambolle-Musigny, Burgundy/France; Wine Spectator (1997): 88/100 Three bottles of Bonnes-Maes Grand Cru, 1996 vintage; Bonnes-Mares, Burgundy/France; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (1998): 92-95/100; Wine Spectator (1999): 90/100 Produced by Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: This lot comprises six bottles from Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé in Burgundy, three bottles each of 1995 vintage Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru and 1996 vintage Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru.24 Premiere Cru vineyards and both Grand Cru vineyards, Bonnes-Mares and Musigny, belong to the Chambolle-Musigny appellation. It is known for its Pinot noirs that can exhibit acidity/bubbles whilst still young that develops into weightless elegance and finesse.The Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru vineyard spans some thirteen hectares belonging to the commune of Chambolle-Musigny and one-and-a-half hectares located in Morey-Saint-Denis. Pinot noir is exclusively grown here. The vines form on an old chalk base with a red chalk clay surface. Powerful, mineral, tannic wines with firm1995 was a good vintage in Burgundy, although the wines appeared to be a little meager at first. Since then they have developed into powerful wines with good structure and are a pleasure to drink today.1995 was a good vintage in Burgundy, although the wines appeared to be a little meager at first. Since then they have developed into powerful wines with good structure and are a pleasure to drink today. 1996 was a very good vintage for red wines in Burgundy with a large harvest. The wines are elegant and long-lasting with good acidity and deep color.The 1995 Vogüé Chambolle-Musigny Premierr Cru was rated 88 points in Wine Spectator in 1997. The 1996 Vogüé Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru was rated 92 to 95 points in Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate in 1998 and 90 points in Wine Spectator in 1999.The fill levels are excellent (< 2 cm). Some labels are very slightly damaged. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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3 bottles 1995 & 1996 Domaine Leflaive Grand Crus, Burgundy

Lot 30: 3 bottles 1995 & 1996 Domaine Leflaive Grand Crus, Burgundy

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Description: One bottle of Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru, 1995 vintage; Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate (1997): 94-97/100; Wine Spectator (1998): 100/100 Two bottles of Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru, 1996 vintage; Robert Parker (1999): 95/100; Wine Spectator (1999): 91/100 Côte d'Or, Burgundy/France Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: This lot comprises one bottle of 1995 Chevalie-Montrachet and two bottles of 1996 vintage Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet, both from Domaine Leflaive in Burgundy.The 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.The Grand Cru vineyard stretches across seven hectares of a hillside on the lower part of the Mont-Rachet hill. Marl and scree thinly cover the hill's solid chalk bedrock, forcing Chardonnay into the rock. The best growths have a unique presence, fineness and density.With just three-and-a-half hectares of vines, this Grand Cru vineyard is the smallest of the four Grand Cru sites belonging to Puligny-Montrachet. Chardonnay thrives on this gentle, southeast-facing slope. A solid chalk bedrock is located beneath the weathered chalk detrital, in which the vines must take root if they are to survive. The resulting white wines possess a depth of taste, are rich in finesse, aromatic and long-lasting.Both 1995 and 1996 were very good vintages for white wine from Burgundy. While the 1995 vintage brought wines with great acidity, the 1996 vintage wines are more fruity and concentrated.The 1995 vintage Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet was rated 94 to 97 points in Robet Parker's The Wine Advocate in 1997. In the same year, this wine was given a full score of 100 points in Wine Spectator magazine. The 1996 Leflaive Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet was rated 95 points by Robet Parker and 91 points in Wine Spectator in 1999.The fill levels are low but mean only a small risk for these wines (< 7 cm). The labels are slightly damaged and some are slightly soiled. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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6 bottles 1996 Armand Rousseau Clos Saint-Jacques, Burgundy

Lot 31: 6 bottles 1996 Armand Rousseau Clos Saint-Jacques, Burgundy

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Description: Six bottles of Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru Clos Saint-Jacques Produced by Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils 1996 vintage Gevrey-Chambertin, Burgundy/France Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: 1x Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (1998): 92-94/100 This lot comprises six bottles of 1996 vintage Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru Clos Saint-Jacques Jahrgang from Domaine Amand Rousseau 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 stuctures that have caused generations of vintners to intensively grapple with the 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.The 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.1996 was a very good vintage for red wine in Burgundy with a large harvest. The wines are elegant and long-lived with good acidity and deep color.The 1996 Rousseau Clos Saint-Jacques was rated 92 to 94 points in Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate in 1998.The fill levels are good (1x < 4 cm) to excellent (5x < 2 cm). Some labels are very slightly damaged. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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1 bottle 1995 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg Grand Cru

Lot 32: 1 bottle 1995 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg Grand Cru

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Description: One bottle of Richebourg Grand Cru Produced by Domaine de la Romenée-Conti 1995 vintage Richebourg, Burgundy/France Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate (1998): 94/100 Wine Spectator (1998): 98/100 This lot comprises one bottle of 1995 vintage Richebourg Grand Cru from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti in Burgundy.The elegance of Burgundy 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 the 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.The eight hectares of Richebourg Grand Cru vineyards near Vosne-Romanée can produce Pinot noir of special intensity and longevity. The vines grow on soil consisting predominantly of chalk sediment and clay, which can give the wines opulence, depth and longevity. Interpretation from first-class producers that have developed a sense for the peculiarities of the vineyard can produce great wines.1995 was a good vintage in Burgundy, although the wines appeared to be a little meager at first. Since then they have developed into powerful wines with good structure and are a pleasure to drink today.The 1995 vintage DRC Richebourg Grand Cru was rated 94 points in Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate in 1998. The wine was rated 98 points in Wine Spectator magazine in the same year.The fill level is excellent (< 3 cm). The back label is slightly damaged and the front label is very slightly soiled. The capsule is in perfect condition.

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5 bottles 1995 Château Pape Clément & Haut-Brion Blanc

Lot 33: 5 bottles 1995 Château Pape Clément & Haut-Brion Blanc

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Description: Two bottles of Château Haut-Brion Blanc; Fill level: Three bottles of Château Pape Clément Blanc; Fill level: into neck; Robert Parker (1998): 87/100 1995 vintage Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux/France Original filling quantity: 0.75 l This lot comprises five bottles of dry white wine from the 1995 vintage in the Pessac-Léognan appellation of Bordeaux, two bottles of Château Haut-Brion and three bottles of Château Pape Clément.The appellation Pessac-Léognan is part of the Graves wine region, south of the city of Bordeaux. Vines thrive on the Ice Age gravel terraces, producing first-class mineral red wines made up of Cabernet Sauvignon and some Merlot and Cabernet franc. Aside from Château Haut-Brion, the region's iconic Premier cru classé, Pape-Clément and Smith Haut-Lafite are the leading wine growers of the region. The appellation is also the home of intense, powerful dry white wines. Cuvées made from Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon are aromatic and structurally characterized by Sauvignon Blanc.1995 was a very good vintage for dry white wines in Bordeaux, thanks to a warm summer those wineries who began the harvest early were able to make full-bodied, aromatic wines with good structure.The 1995 Haut-Brion Blanc was rated 92 points by Robert Parker in 1998. James Suckling gave the wine the same score in 1998. The 1995 Pape Clément Blanc was rated 87 points by Parker in the same year.The fill levels arer excellent (2x < 3 cm, 3x into neck). The labels are very slightly soiled and show minor signs of age. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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10 bottles 1996 Château Laville-Haut-Brion Blanc

Lot 34: 10 bottles 1996 Château Laville-Haut-Brion Blanc

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Description: Ten bottles of Château Laville-Haut-Brion 1996 vintage Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux/Frankreich Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: into neck Robert Parker (1998): 90/100 Wine Spectator (1999): 90/100 This lot comprises ten bottles of 1996 vintage Château Laville-Haut-Brion from the Pessac-Léognan appellation in Bordeaux.The appellation Pessac-Léognan is part of the Graves wine region, south of the city of Bordeaux. Vines thrive on the Ice Age gravel terraces, producing first-class mineral red wines made up of Cabernet Sauvignon and some Merlot and Cabernet franc. Aside from Château Haut-Brion, the region's iconic Premier cru classé, Pape-Clément and Smith Haut-Lafite are the leading wine growers of the region. The appellation is also the home of intense, powerful dry white wines. Cuvées made from Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon are aromatic and structurally characterized by Sauvignon Blanc.1996 was a great vintage in all French wine regions, dry white wines from Bordeaux are fresh, lively and are wonderful to drink now.The 1996 vintage Château Laville-Haut-Brion was rated 90 points by Robert Parker in 1998. It was given the same score in Wine Spectator magazine in 1999.

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Original wooden case, 6 bottles 2002 Château Mouton-Rothschild

Lot 35: Original wooden case, 6 bottles 2002 Château Mouton-Rothschild

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Description: Six bottles of Château Mouton-Rothschild 2002 vintage Pauillac, Bordeaux/France Label designed by Ilya Kabakov (b. 1933) In original wooden case Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: high fill Robert Parker (2005): 93/100 Wine Spectator (2005): 91/100 René Gabriel (2013): 19/20 Falstaff (2006): 95/100 This lot comprises one original wooden case with six bottles of 2002 vintage Château Mouton-Rothschild from the Pauillac appellation in Bordeaux. The label for this wine was designed by the concept artist Ilya Kabakov (b. 1933).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.2002 was a good vintage despite bad weather conditions in Pauillac, especially great estates like Mouton-Rothschild were able to make long-lived wines with good structure.The 2002 vintage Mouton-Rothschild was rated 93 points by Robert Parker in 2005. James Suckling rated the wine 91 points for Wine Spectator in 2005. Swiss Bordeaux expert René Gabriel rated the wine 19 out of 20 points in 2013. Falstaff chief editor Peter Moser rated it 95 points in 2006.The fill levels are excellent (high fill). The labels, capsules and original wooden cases are in perfect condition.Château Mouton Rothschild Château 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.

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6 bottles 2002 Château Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac

Lot 36: 6 bottles 2002 Château Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac

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Description: Six bottles of Château Lafite-Rothschild 2002 vintage Pauillac, Bordeaux/France Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: 2x into neck, 4x high fill Robert Parker (2005): 94/100 René Gabriel (2012): 19/20 Wine Spectator (2005): 95/100 This lot comprises six bottles of 2002 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.2002 was a good vintage despite bad weather conditions in Pauillac, especially great estates like Mouton-Rothschild were able to make long-lived wines with good structure.The 2002 vintage Lafite-Rothschild was rated 94 points by Robert Parker in 2005. James Suckling rated the wine 95 points for Wine Spectator in the same year. Swiss Bordeaux expert René Gabriel rated the wine 19 out of 20 points in 2012.The fill levels are excellent (high fill). The labels are slightly soiled. The capsules are in perfect condition.Château Lafite Rothschild Château 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.

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5 bottles 1995 Fontodi Case Via Syrah, Tuscany

Lot 37: 5 bottles 1995 Fontodi Case Via Syrah, Tuscany

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Description: Five bottles of Case Via Syrah Produced by Fontodi 1995 vintage Colli della Toscana Centrale, Tuscany/Italy Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: Wine Spectator (1998): 91/100 This lot comprises five bottles of 1995 vintage Case Via Syrah produced by the Fontodi 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.1995 was a fine vintage in Tuscany and Piedmont, leading to the creation of some great wines, the best of which are now at their peak, albeit in small numbers.The 1995 vintage Case Via Sytah was rated 91 points by James Suckling for Wine Spectator in 1998.The fill levels are excellent (< 3 cm). Some labels are very slightly damaged. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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9 bottles of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, 1990 vintage

Lot 38: 9 bottles of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, 1990 vintage

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Description: Three bottles of Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano; Fill level: into neck Three bottles of Poliziano Vigneto Caggiole; Fill level: into neck Three bottles of Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano; Fill level: 1x base of neck, 2x into neck 1990 vintage Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Tuscany/Italy Original filling quantity: 0.75 l This lot comprises nine bottles of 1990 vintage Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, three bottles from the Boscarelli winery in Cervegnano and six bottles from the Poliziano winery in Montepulciano Stazione.The famous red Vino Nobile di Montepulciano thrives in the higher altitudes of vineyard slopes around the town of Montepulciano in southern Tuscany. Not to be confused with the Montepulciano red wine grape varieties of the same name. A Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a Tuscan cuvee mainly made from Sangiovese, as well as some Canaiolo, Trebbiano and Malvasia. Vines grow on loose, skeletonized, warm soil, mixed with sand, which can produce full-bodied, cherry-infused growths with structure. The best of them stand out not only due to their power, but also due to their finish, freshness and ageing potential.1990 was a truly great vintage in Tuscany, with hot weather and a small harvest - ideal conditions for top wines. The wines are intensive, long-lasting and now at the peak of their maturity.The fill levels are excellent (1x base of neck, 8x into neck). Some labels are very slightly damaged. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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6 bottles Vino Nobile di Montepulciano from 1990, 1993 & 1994

Lot 39: 6 bottles Vino Nobile di Montepulciano from 1990, 1993 & 1994

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Description: Two bottles of Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, 1990 vintage; Fill level: into neck One bottle of Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, 1993 vintage; Fill level: into neck Two bottles of Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva del Nocio, 1993 vintage; Fill level: top shoulder; Robert Parker (1997): 88/100 One bottle of Poliziano Vigneto Caggiole, 1994 vintage; Fill level: into neck; Wine Spectator (1997): 87/100 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Tuscany/Italy Original filling quantity: 0.75 l This lot comprises six bottles of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, including two bottles from the 1990 vintage and one bottle from the 1993 vintage of the Avignonesi winery in Valiano, two bottles of 1993 vintage Riserva del Nocio produced by the Boscarelli winery in Cervegnano and one bottle of 1994 vintage Vigneto Caggiole from the Poliziano winery in Montepulciano Stazione.The famous red Vino Nobile di Montepulciano thrives in the higher altitudes of vineyard slopes around the town of Montepulciano in southern Tuscany. Not to be confused with the Montepulciano red wine grape varieties of the same name. A Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a Tuscan cuvee mainly made from Sangiovese, as well as some Canaiolo, Trebbiano and Malvasia. Vines grow on loose, skeletonized, warm soil, mixed with sand, which can produce full-bodied, cherry-infused growths with structure. The best of them stand out not only due to their power, but also due to their finish, freshness and ageing potential.1990 was a truly great vintage in Tuscany, with hot weather and a small harvest - ideal conditions for top wines. The wines are intensive, long-lasting and at the peak of their maturity. 1993 was a difficult vintage due to rain, the southern regions like Vino Nobile di Montepulciano produced concentrated and long-lived wines. In 1994 the weather in Tuscany was cool and dry during the harvest and the wines produced in that year are among the best of the decade with good structure.The 1993 vintage Boscarelli Riserva del Nocio was rated 88 points by Robert Parker in 1997. The 1994 vintage Poliziano Vigneto Caggiole was given a score of 87 points in Wine Spectator in 1997.Four bottles have an excellent fill level (into neck), the two bottles of Boscarelli Riserva del Nocio have a lower fill level (top shoulder). Some labels are very slightly damaged. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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8 bottles 2000 San Guido Guidalberto & Uzzano Il Grevone

Lot 40: 8 bottles 2000 San Guido Guidalberto & Uzzano Il Grevone

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Description: Four bottles of Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto; Fill level: base of neck; Wine Spectator (2002): 90/100 Four bottles of Castello di Uzzano Il Grevone; Fill level: into neck 2000 vintage Toscana IGT, Tuscany/Italy Original filling quantity: 0.75 l This lot comprises four bottles each of Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto and Castello di Uzzano Il Grevone from the 2000 vintage in Tuscany.Die toskanischen Reben wachsen in der Kulturlandschaft Mittelitaliens, einer Region, von der nicht nur in der Renaissance Impulse für die gesamte europäische Kultur ausgegangen sind. So wundert es nicht, dass hier auch die Agrikultur des Weinbaus genuine Weinarten und eigenständige Stile hervorgebracht hat. Die Toskana ist die Heimat einiger großer Weine. Sie gleicht einem wilden Stier, der durch die Etrusker vor sehr langer Zeit einmal gezähmt worden ist. Ihre Schönheit hat schon immer die Fremden angezogen und fasziniert. Es ist eine Landschaft, die fesseln kann wie das Lächeln der Mona Lisa. Man kann es nicht ergründen, schmilzt hinein und wird wieder hinausgeworfen, solange man nicht verstanden hat, was hier einst zur Blüte gelangt ist. Doch mit Bewunderung kann man keinen guten Weinbau betreiben, bei dem es darum geht, die Reben im Boden anzuwurzeln und aus ihren Früchten sehr differenzierte Weine entstehen zu lassen. Die Toskana gliedert sich in zwei große Teile: in das historische Kerngebiet um Florenz und Siena und in ihren wilden Süden, die Maremma, historisch ein armes Bauernland, das seit etwa zwei Dekaden einen weinbaulichen Boom erlebt. Als Ende der 1990er Jahre Rebland in Chianti Classico sehr teuer geworden war, kamen die großen Weindynastien Italiens, die Polizianos, Antinoris und Frescobaldis in die Maremma.Toscana IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) bezeichnet eine Weinqualität in Verbindung mit seiner Herkunft. Nämlich Weine, deren Trauben in einem Weingebiet der Toskana gewachsen sind. Seit 2009 wird dies auch als IGP auf dem Etikett deklariert. Der Begriff wird in der Toscana, ähnlich wie Vini da Tavola, auch für hochkarätige und wertgeschätzte Weine verwendet, wenn ein Erzeuger die weingesetzlichen Richtlinien freier interpretieren will.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 Guidalberto was rated 90 points by James Suckling for Wine Spectator in 2002.The fill levels are good (base of neck) to excellent (into neck). Some labels are very slightly soiled and damaged. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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3 bottles 1990 Castello di Ama Vigna l'Apparita, Tuscany

Lot 41: 3 bottles 1990 Castello di Ama Vigna l'Apparita, Tuscany

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Description: Three bottles of Vigna l'Apparita Produced by Castello di Ama 1990 vintage Vino da Tavola, Tuscany/Italy Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: 1x top shoulder, 1x base of neck, 1x into neck Wine Spectator (1993): 92/100 This lot comprises three bottles of 1990 vintage Castello di Ama Vigna l'Apparita from 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.1990 was a truly great vintage in Tuscany, with hot weather and a small harvest - ideal conditions for top wines. The wines are intensive, long-lasting and at the peak of their maturity.The 1990 vintage Vigna l'Apparita was rated 92 points in Wine Spectator magazine in 1993.The fill levels are mostly excellent (1x base of neck, 1x into neck), one bottle has a lower level (1x top shoulder), which is normal for a wine this age. Some labels are very slightly damaged. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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5 bottles 1997 Felsina Maestro Raro Berardenga, Tuscany

Lot 42: 5 bottles 1997 Felsina Maestro Raro Berardenga, Tuscany

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Description: Five bottles of Maestro Raro Berardenga Cabernet Sauvignon Produced by Fattoria di Felsina 1997 vintage Toscana IGT, Tuscany/Italy Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: into neck Robert Parker (2000): 88/100 Wine Spectator (2007): 94/100 This lot comprises five bottles of 1997 vintage Maestro Raro Berardenga Cabernet Sauvignon produced by Fattoria di Felsina 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 the wines is rather inconsistent but some are quite extraordinary.The 1997 vintage Maestro Raro was rated 88 points by Robert Parker in 2000. James Suckling gave this wine a score of 94 points on Wine Spectator's website in 2007.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). One label is damaged, the other labels and all capsules are in perfect condition.

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5 bottles Chianti Classico Riserva from 1990, 1995 and 1997

Lot 43: 5 bottles Chianti Classico Riserva from 1990, 1995 and 1997

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Description: One bottle of Felsina Rancia Chianti Classico Riserva, 1990 vintage; Antonio Galloni (2012): 97/100 Three bottles of Querciabella Chianti Classico Riserva, 1995 vintage One bottle of Castello di San Polo in Rosso Riserva, 1997 vintage Chianti Classico, Tuscany/Italy Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: into neck This lot comprises five bottles of Chianti Classico, including one bottle of 1990 vintage Felsina Rancia Riserva, three bottles of 1995 vintage Querciabella Riserva and one bottle of Castello di San Polo in Rosso Riserva, 1997 vintage.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.1990 was a truly great vintage in Tuscany, with hot weather and a small harvest - ideal conditions for top wines. The wines are intensive, long-lasting and at the peak of their maturity. 1995 was a fine vintage in Tuscany and Piedmont, leading to the creation of some great wines, the best of which are now at their peak, albeit in small numbers. In 1997 the summer in Tuscany was extremely hot, the quality of the wines is rather inconsistent but some are quite extraordinary.The 1990 vintage Felsina Rancia Riserva was rated 97 points by Antonio Galloni for Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate in 2012.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). Some labels are very slightly soiled and damaged. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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10 bottles 1990/1995 Avignonesi Desiderio Merlot, Tuscany

Lot 44: 10 bottles 1990/1995 Avignonesi Desiderio Merlot, Tuscany

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Description: Five bottles of Desiderio Merlot, 1990 vintage; Fill level: 3x base of neck, 2x into neck Five bottles of Desiderio Merlot, 1995 vintage; Fill level: 1x base of neck, 4x into neck Produced by Avignonesi Vino da Tavola and Toscana IGT, Tuscany/Italy Original filling quantity: 0.75 l This lot comprises ten bottles of Desiderio Merlot from the Avignonesi winery in Tuscany, five bottles each from the 1990 and 1995 vintages. The 1990 vintage here was still named as Vino da Tavola, the 1995 vintage was designated Toscana IGT.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.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.1990 was a truly great vintage in Tuscany, with hot weather and a small harvest - ideal conditions for top wines. The wines are intensive, long-lasting and at the peak of their maturity. 1995 was a fine vintage in Tuscany and Piedmont, leading to the creation of some great wines, the best of which are now at their peak, albeit in small numbers.The fill levels are excellent (4x base of neck, 6x into neck). Some labels are very slightly damaged and soiled. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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12 bottles of wine from Tuscany, 1994, 1995 and 1997 vintages

Lot 45: 12 bottles of wine from Tuscany, 1994, 1995 and 1997 vintages

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Description: One bottle of San Giusto a Rentennano Percarlo, 1994 vintage; Vino da Tavola, Tuscany/Italy; Fill level: into neck One bottle of Castello Banfi Excelsus, 1995 vintage; Toscana IGT, Tuscany/Italy; Fill level: into neck; Wine Spectator (1998): 87/100 One bottle of Barone Ricasoli Casalferro, 1997 vintage; Toscana IGT, Tuscany/Italy; Fill level: top shoulder; Wine Spectator (2007): 94/100 Four bottles of Castello di Verrazzano Sassello, 1997 vintage; Toscana IGT, Tuscany/Italy; Fill level: into neck; Wine Spectator (1999): 92/100 Five bottles of Tenimente Luigi d'Alessandro Syrah Podere Il Bosco, 1997 vintage; Toscana IGT, Tuscany/Italy; Fill level: into neck; Wine Spectator (2007): 96/100 Original filling quantity: 0.75 l This lot comprises twelve bottles of red wine from Tuscany: one bottle of 1994 vintage San Giusto a Rentennano Percarlo, one bottle of 1995 vintage Castello Banfi Excelsus, one bottle 1997 vintage Barone Ricasoli Casalferro, four bottles of 1997 vintage Castello di Verrazzano Sassello and five bottles of 1997 vintage Tenimente Luigi d'Alessandro Syrah Podere Il Bosco.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.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 1994 the weather in Tuscany was cool and dry during the harvest and the wines produced in that year are among the best of the decade with good structure. 1995 was also a good vintage leading to the creation of some great wines, the best of which are now at their peak, albeit in small numbers. In 1997 the summer in Tuscany was extremely hot, the quality is rather inconsistent but some wines are quite extraordinary.The 1997 vintage Casalferro was rated 94 points by James Suckling on Wine Spectator's website in 2007. Suckling rated the 1997 vintage Podere Il Bosco 96 points in the same year and scored the 1997 vintage Sassello at 92 points in 1999.The fill levels are mostly excellent (into neck), one bottle has a lower fill level (top shoulder). Some labels are very slightly damaged. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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12 bottles Fonterutoli & Brolio, 1990-1999, Chianti Classico

Lot 46: 12 bottles Fonterutoli & Brolio, 1990-1999, Chianti Classico

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Description: Three bottles of Castello di Fonterutoli Ser Lapo, Jahrgang 1990; fill level: into neck One bottle Castello di Fonterutoli Chianti Classico, Jahrgang 1995; fill level: into neck; Robert Parker (1997): 88/100 Four bottles of Castello di Fonterutoli Chianti Classico, Jahrgang 1997; fill level: into neck; Robert Parker (1999): 87/100; Wine Spectator (1999): 88/100 Four bottles of Castello di Brolio, Jahrgang 1999; fill level: 2x base of neck, 2x into neck; Robert Parker (2002): 90/100; Wine Spectator (2002): 90/100 Chianti Classico, Tuscany/Italy Original filling quantity: 0.75 l This lot comprises twelve bottles of red wine from Chianti Classico in Tuscany: three bottles of 1990 vintage Castello di Fonterutoli Ser Lapo, one bottle of 1995 vintage Castello di Fonterutoli Chianti Classico, four bottles of 1997 vintage Castello di Fonterutoli Chianti Classico and four bottles of 1999 vintage Castello di Brolio.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.1990 was a truly great vintage in Tuscany, with hot weather and a small harvest - ideal conditions for top wines. The wines are intensive, long-lasting and at the peak of their maturity. 1995 was a fine vintage in Tuscany and Piedmont, leading to the creation of some great wines, the best of which are now at their peak, albeit in small numbers. In 1997 the summer in Tuscany was extremely hot, the quality of the wines is rather inconsistent but some are quite extraordinary. 1999 was an excellent vintage in Tuscany producing artful, racy wines.The 1995 vintage Fonterutoli Chianti Classico was rated 88 points by Robert Parker in 1997. The 1997 vintage Fonterutoli Chianti Classico was rated 87 points by Parker in 1999 and 88 points by James Suckling for Wine Spectator in the same year. Both Parker and Suckling rated the 1999 vintage Brolio 90 points in 2002.The fill levels are excellent (2x base of neck, 10x into neck). Some labels are slightly damaged. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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8 bottles Antinori Tignanello, 1994, 1996 and 1997 vintages

Lot 47: 8 bottles Antinori Tignanello, 1994, 1996 and 1997 vintages

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Description: One bottle of Tignanello, 1994 vintage; Fill level: into neck; Wine Spectator (1997): 89/100 Two bottles of Tignanello, 1996 vintage; Fill level: 1x base of neck, 1x into neck; Wine Spectator (1999); 87/100 Five bottles of TIgnanello, 1997 vintage; Fill level: 2x base of neck, 3x into neck; Wine Spectator (2007): 94/100; Antonio Galloni (2009): 91/100 Produced by Marchesi Antinori Toscana IGT, Tuscany/Italy Original filling quantity: 0.75 l This lot comprises eight bottles of Tignanello from the Antinori winery in Tuscany, including one bottle from the 1994 vintage, two bottles from the 1996 vintage and five bottles from the 1997 vintage.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 1994 the weather in Tuscany was cool and dry during the harvest and the wines produced in that year are among the best of the decade with good structure. 1995 was also a good vintage leading to the creation of some great wines, the best of which are now at their peak, albeit in small numbers. In 1997 the summer in Tuscany was extremely hot, the quality is rather inconsistent but some wines are quite extraordinary.The 1994 vintage Tignanello was rated 89 points by James Suckling for Wine Spectator in 1997. The 1996 vintage Tignanello was rated 87 points by James Suckling for Wine Spectator in 1999. The 1997 vintage Tignanello was scored by Suckling at 94 points on Wine Spectator's website in 2007. This wine was rated 91 points by Antonio Galloni for Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate in 2009.The fill levels are excellent (3x base of neck, 5x into neck). Some labels are very slightly soiled and damaged. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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12 bottles Antinori Solaia, 1994, 1995 and 1997 vintages

Lot 48: 12 bottles Antinori Solaia, 1994, 1995 and 1997 vintages

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Description: Six bottles of Solaia, 1994 vintage; Wine Spectator (1997): 93/100; Antonio Galloni (2009): 92/100 Two bottles of Solaia, 1995 vintage; Wine Spectator (1998): 90/100 Four bottles of Solaia, 1997 vintage; Robert Parker (2000): 96/100; Wine Spectator (2007): 97/100 Produced by Marchesi Antinori Toscana IGT, Tuscany/Italy Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: into neck This lot comprises twelve bottles of Antinori Solaia, six bottles from the 1994 vintage, two bottles from the 1995 vintage and four bottles from the 1997 vintage.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 1994 the weather in Tuscany was cool and dry during the harvest and the wines produced in that year are among the best of the decade with good structure. 1995 was also a good vintage leading to the creation of some great wines, the best of which are now at their peak, albeit in small numbers. In 1997 the summer in Tuscany was extremely hot, the quality is rather inconsistent but some wines are quite extraordinary.The 1994 vintage Antinori Solaia was rated 93 points by James Suckling for Wine Spectator in 1997. Antonio Galloni rated it 92 points for Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate in 2009. The 1995 vintage Solaia was rated 90 points by Suckling for Wine Spectator in 1998. The 1997 vintage Solaia was ated 96 points by Robert Parker in 2000. James Suckling rated the wine 97 points on Wine Spectator's website in 2007.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). Some labels are very slightly soiled. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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30 bottles Fonterutoli Siepi from 1994, 1995, 1997 & 1998

Lot 49: 30 bottles Fonterutoli Siepi from 1994, 1995, 1997 & 1998

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Description: Six bottles of Siepi, 1994 vintage; Vino da Tavola, Tuscany/Italy; Robert Parker (1997): 89/100 Six bottles of Siepi, 1995 vintage; Toscana IGT, Tuscany/Italy; Robert Parker (1998): 93/100; Wine Spectator (1997): 88/100 Six bottles of Siepi, 1997 vintage; Toscana IGT, Tuscany/Italy; Wine Spectator (2007): 93/100 Twelve bottles of Siepi, 1998 vintage; Toscana IGT, Tuscany/Italy; Wine Spectator (2001): 93/100 Produced by Castello di Fonterutoli Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: into neck This lot comprises 30 bottles of Siepi from Castello di Fonterutoli in Tuscany, six bottles each of the 1994, 1995 and 1997 vintages as well as twelve bottles from the 1998 vintage. The first of these vintages was the last Siepi to be termed Vino da Tavola.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 have 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 of the DOCG and DOC system production regulations for wine to implement innovative ideas for preparing wine.Toscana IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) is a wine quality closely tied to its origin. It is 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 1994 the weather in Tuscany was cool and dry during the harvest and the wines produced in that year are among the best of the decade with good structure. 1995 was a fine vintage in Tuscany and Piedmont, leading to the creation of some great wines, the best of which are now at their peak, albeit in small numbers. In 1997 the summer in Tuscany was extremely hot, the quality of the wines is rather inconsistent but some are quite extraordinary. 1998 was a variable vintage due to a hot summer and much rain during the harvest.The 1994 Siepi was rated 89 points by Robert Parker in 1997. The 1995 vintage was rated 93 points by Parker in 1998. This wine was also rated 88 points in Wine Spectator magazine in 1997. James Suckling rated the 1997 vintage 93 points on Wine Spectator's website in 2007. The 1998 vintage was given the same score in Wine Spectator magazine in 2001.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). Some labels are very slightly damaged or soiled. The capsules are in perfect condition.

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Original wooden case, 6 bottles 1997 Ornellaia, Tuscany

Lot 50: Original wooden case, 6 bottles 1997 Ornellaia, Tuscany

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Description: Six bottles of Ornellaia Produced by Tenute dell'Ornellaia 1997 vintage Bolgheri, Tuscany/Italy In original wooden case Original filling quantity: 0.75 l Fill level: into neck Robert Parker (2000): 94/100 Wine Spectator (2007): 95/100 Antonio Galloni (2007): 93/100 This lot comprises one original wooden case with six bottles of 1997 vintage Ornellaia from Bolgheri in Tuscany.Bolgheri is a small town in the Maremma, the southern part of Tuscany, which gained recognition for its role in the revival of Italian premium red wine. Historically, the wine-growing country is hardly steeped in heritage, especially when compared to Chianti, however pioneer vintners triggered a new era of Italian premium winegrowing here at the end of the 1960s. Wines including Tignanello, Sassicaia and Orenellaia were produced by members of Tuscan wine dynasty Antinoir in Bolgheri. These wines were not like traditional Sangiovese regarding taste and structure, but rather characteristic of French types, such as Merlot, Cabernet and, later, Syrah. They were therefore initially only allowed to be marketed as Vini da Tavola. However, these wines were more than just fashionable, they established a new notion of taste and style for Tuscan red wine. Their immense success led to them being recognized as DOC wines during the 1990s. Their style of winegrowing was also innovative - they used barriques, small wooden oak barrels, which was not usual for Tuscany. The best of these Super Tuscans have proved to be of stable value and long-lasting.In 1997 the summer in Tuscany was extremely hot, the quality of the wines is rather inconsistent but some are quite extraordinary. The best wines are fruity and well-balanced, and this powerful Ornellaia is at the peak of its maturity.The 1997 vintage Ornellaia was rated 94 points by Robert Paker in 2000. James Suckling gave the wine a score of 95 points on Wine Spectator's website in 2007. Antonio Galloni rated it 93 points for Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate in the same year.The fill levels are excellent (into neck). The labels, capsules and original wooden cases are in perfect condition.

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