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Lynton's Picks - Closing 28th April

BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Adrianna Vineyard River Stones Malbec 2013
Malbec Mendoza
Estimate Per Bottle: 170-180

VIVA ZAPATA - River Stone 2013 - RP98There are three separate bottlings from the Adrianna vineyard, one of them the 2013 Adrianna Vineyard River Stones, sourced from the stonier part, close to the dry river, the equivalent to the White Stones white, with a north-facing exposure, the warmer exposure, which in cooler years like 2013 works nicely. This has the combination of power and elegance, of flowers and fruit, minerality and spice, precise, focused, harmonious, all about finesse. This seems to be the one that worked better with the cool year. 2,000 bottles produced. I was shown some 20+ wines blind while visiting the Catena Institute and I could immediately find this wine even if I had only tasted it a couple of times before. Such is the strong personality of this wine

XSA
0634
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $138
XSA
0632
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $138

BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Adrianna Vineyard River Stones Malbec 2014
Malbec Mendoza
Estimate Per Bottle: 170-180

VIVA ZAPATA - River Stone 2014 - RP98The 2014 Adrianna Vineyard River Stones is the second vintage of the Malbec from the stonier part of the Adrianna Vineyard in Gualtallary that is next to a dry river bed (the vineyard has 110 hectares that were planted in 1994). It fermented in open-top 500-liter oak barrels with full clusters. It was pressed before the end of fermentation, and it then finished fermenting without skins (like a white) and matured in 1,800-liter oak foudre for 18 months. It's a compact, super serious Malbec with concentration and power, great balance, abundant tannins, strong minerality, firm texture, great austerity and no concessions for sweetness whatsoever. It has all that it takes to develop for a long time in bottle. 5,400 bottles were filled in July 2016.

ACC
9068
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $138
ACC
9069
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $138

CLARENDON HILLS Astralis Syrah 2015
Syrah McLaren Vale
Estimate Per Bottle: 400-450

ASTRALIS CALLING - PERFECT 2015 RP100The fitting capstone to what was a terrific vintage for Clarendon Hills, the 2015 Astralis Syrah is destined to become a McLaren Vale legend. Remarkably precise, complex and pristine aromas of anise, pepper, mint and blueberries lead the way. Theyre followed by a full-bodied yet impeccably ripe palate thats dense and concentrated yet supple, leading into a velvety, nearly endless finish. Wow.

JEL
0416
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $270
JEL
0417
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $270
JEL
0418
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $270
JEL
0419
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $270
JEL
0420
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $270
JEL
0421
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $270
EDD
0015
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $222
EDD
0016
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $222
EDD
0017
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $222
EDD
0018
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $222
EDD
0019
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $222
EDD
0020
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $222

CLARENDON HILLS Domaine Clarendon Syrah 2013
Syrah McLaren Vale
Estimate Per Bottle: 55-60

CLARENDON CALLING - Baby Astralis Bargain - JH94 - RP92

James HallidayExceptional youthful crimson-purple; the estate-grown grapes provide a full-bodied wine with a realm of spicy black fruits and licorice, the tannins muted but present, ditto oak. Will quite possibly pull out the proverbial rabbit with more time

Robert Parker - The 2013 Domaine Clarendon Syrah comes from young vines grown from Astralis cuttings. It's full-bodied and creamy-textured, boasting ample concentration and beautiful flavors of baking spices, cracked pepper, licorice and mulberries.

ACC
8585
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $38
ACC
9001
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $27
ACC
9002
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $27
ACC
9003
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $27
ACC
9004
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $27
ACC
9005
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $27

MOSS WOOD Cabernet Sauvignon 1994
Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River
Estimate Per Bottle: 190-200

1990's GREAT - Moss Wood Marvel 

BES
0001
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulderCurrent Bid: $121

MOSS WOOD Cabernet Sauvignon 1995
Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River
Estimate Per Bottle: 220-230

GREAT - GREATEST? - 1995? 1996? 1991? GREATEST EVER Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon?

BES
0002
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $145
BES
0003
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $145

MOSS WOOD Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River
Estimate Per Bottle: 300-320

GREAT - GREATEST? - 1995? 1996? 1991? GREATEST EVER Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon?  1996 in a magnum - SPECIAL 

BRU
0127
1 MAGNUM BOXEDCurrent Bid: $196

MOSS WOOD Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1991
Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River
Estimate Per Bottle: 240-250

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY RESERVE - Fabulous 30 

BRU
0126
1 BOTTLE Cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $120

MOSS WOOD Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1994
Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River
Estimate Per Bottle: 190-200

SPECIAL RESERVE - Last of the line - ready to go 

BRU
0122
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $124
BRU
0123
1 BOTTLE Slight label damageCurrent Bid: $119
BRU
0124
1 BOTTLE Slight label damageCurrent Bid: $119

PENFOLDS Bin 60a Cabernet Shiraz 1962
Cabernet Shiraz Coonawarra Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 20000-22000

BEST EVER- 5 Star - Drink now to 2040. The 1962 Penfolds Bin 60A is one of the greatest Australian wines ever made. In a world where egos readily clashed, the Bin 60A unified wine critics and show judges. It is Penfolds most successful show wine, winning 19 trophies and 33 gold medals. A meeting of oenological, physical and philosophical achievement, 1962 Bin 60A is a cross-regional blend that demonstrates the emerging Penfolds House Style of the 1960s and the success of blending cabernet and shiraz. In seeking his “ethereal” wine, Max Schubert identified that the perfumed cassis/violet aromas, elegant flavours and fine-grained tannins of cool-climate Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon could be complemented by the warm-climate characteristics of ripe fruit and round chocolaty textures of Barossa Valley shiraz. Medium-deep brick crimson. Lovely ground coffee, vellum, roasted walnut, tobacco leaf and chinotto aromas with salted liquorice notes. Beautifully concentrated roasted coffee, tobacco and roasted walnut flavours, supple and rich midpalate creaminess, fine loose-knit lacy/silky textures and underlying notes of tar and roses. Gorgeous density, a fine-boned structure and a beautiful feathery plume. In suspended animation. How long will it last? Very rare, with only 425 dozen made. Two-thirds Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon (Sharam’s Block and Block 20) and one-third Barossa Valley shiraz (Kalimna Vineyard’s original shiraz blocks). Vinified and oak matured at Magill Estate. Bottled December 1963 at Auldana.

“Gentle, penetrating, ethereal and evergreen. Reserved, effortlessly expansive and silky textured. Gracefully fades at the finish.” (NB) “A polished leather and spicy bouquet followed by a silken palate with flavours spanning forest floor, flower gardens, lacquered wood and antique leather. A marvellous wine in wonderful condition.” (JH)  Rewards of Patience 8th edition

 

BNS
0002
1 BOTTLE High shoulderCurrent Bid: $12960
ROC
0001
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellar, Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2012Current Bid: $16000

PENFOLDS Bin 60a Cabernet Shiraz 2004
Cabernet Shiraz Coonawarra Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 900-950

FITTING TRIBUTE - RP99+ - Five Star - Drink now to 2045. Deep crimson. Slightly subdued with blackcurrant, blackberry, dark chocolate and liquorice aromas. Densely concentrated blackcurrant, mocha and dark chocolate flavours with herb garden and leafy cigar box nuances. Fine/supple grippy tannins and underlying savoury, meaty, roasted nut and panforte complexity. 56 percent Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon (Block 20) and 44 percent Barossa Valley shiraz (Kalimna Vineyard, Blocks 4 and 14; Koonunga Hill, Block 53G).

“Supple and poised with intense floral, blackberry, raspberry and blueberry aromas with exotic spices. Tannins arrive late giving a gentle grip at the finish.” (JR) “A big, deep and meaty nose with crushed cooked blackcurrants. Surprisingly jammy on the palate with integrated tannins,a rounded mouthfeel and richly fruity length.” (FW)  Penfolds Rewards of Patience 8th edition 

KIM
0083
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $640
KIM
0084
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $640
KIM
0085
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $640
GLE
0018
1 BOTTLE BOXEDCurrent Bid: $450

PENFOLDS Grange Shiraz 2004
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 1400-1500

GREAT & POWERFUL GRANGE - PENFOLDS FIVE STAR - Rewards of Patience Drink 2028 to 2060. Deep crimson. Attractive blackberry, boysenberry and mulberry aromas with dark chocolate, mocha, grilled nut and slight camphor notes. Rich and ripe blackberry, boysenberry and liquorice flavours, fine dense chocolaty tannins and underlying espresso vanilla oak notes. Finishes chocolaty gravelly firm with superb flavour and length. Developing lovely apricot notes. A perfectly symmetrical Grange. Keep! 96 percent shiraz, 4 percent cabernet sauvignon (significant contribution from Block 42). Barossa Valley (including a substantial proportion of Kalimna Vineyard shiraz), McLaren Vale and Magill Estate (Adelaide). 

“Classical style with superb cassis, dark cherry, candied violet and liquorice aromas and flavours. The palate is sappy and taut with very long fine tannins.” (JR) “Massively concentrated, elemental and strongly structured with rich dark fruit, vanilla, cocoa and mint notes.” (FW)

KIM
0095
1 MAGNUMCurrent Bid: $1200
PRE
0272
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600
FER
0009
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $544
FER
0010
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $544

PENFOLDS Grange Shiraz 2008
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 900-950

GREAT & POWERFUL GRANGE - PENFOLDS FIVE STAR - Rewards of Patience - Grange 2008 RP100 - Very deep garnet-purple in color the 2008 Grange reveals a truly decadent nose with tons of spices, fruit cake and black & blue fruit compote notes along with nuances of chocolate and potpourri. The full and rich, multi-layered palate has a little oak still showing, it is going through a little bit of a structural stand-out stage, but it doesnt detract on the long and complex finish. It still needs a good few years to develop, though this very opulent, expressive Grange shows the very best of this vintage and the vineyards it hails from.

BOT
0025
1 BOTTLE Cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $600
BOT
0027
1 BOTTLE Cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $555
BOT
0028
1 BOTTLE Cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $554
BOT
0029
1 BOTTLE Slight label damageCurrent Bid: $557
BOT
0070
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $566
BOT
0071
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $566
OTT
0276
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600
OTT
0279
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600
OTT
0280
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600
OTT
0281
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600
OTT
0282
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600
OTT
0283
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600
OTT
0305
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600
PRE
0279
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600
PRE
0281
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600
PRE
0282
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600
KIM
0186
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $616
KIM
0187
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $616
KIM
0188
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $616

PENFOLDS Grange Shiraz 2010
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 900-950

GREAT & POWERFUL GRANGE - 2010 RP99 JH99 - PENFOLDS FIVE STAR - Drink 2030 to 2060. Deep crimson. Intense pure elderberry, blackberry and liquorice aromas with roasted chestnut, vanilla and camomile notes. Plush and densely packed with elderberry, blackberry liquorice flavours, plentiful fine chalky tannins and underlying mocha, vanilla and roasted chestnut oak notes. Finishes chocolaty firm with abundant sweet fruits. Classical, powerful and expressive Grange with superb density, richness and balance. Still needs time to unfold. 96 percent shiraz, 4 percent cabernet sauvignon. Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Magill Estate (Adelaide). “Expressive blueberry kirsch dark chocolate notes. Beautifully proportioned palate with lovely density and richness. Best to step back from this.” (NB) “Watch this wine closely because it’s a very special and important Grange!” (PG) Penfolds Rewards of Patience 8th edition 

 

KIM
0098
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $680
KIM
0099
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $680
KIM
0100
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $680
KIM
0101
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $680
KIM
0102
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $680
PRE
0287
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $680
KIM
0189
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $680
DEB
0005
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $605
DEB
0006
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600
DEB
0007
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $601
DEB
0008
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600
DEB
0009
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600
DEB
0010
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600
FER
0011
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $680

PENFOLDS Grange Shiraz 2012
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 800-850

GREAT & POWERFUL GRANGE - 2012 RP99 JH99 - PENFOLDS FIVE STAR  Drink 2035 to 2060. Deep crimson. Fresh blackberry, mulberry, mocha and liquorice aromas with vanilla spice and espresso notes. Richly flavoured with plush sweet blackberry, mulberry, liquorice flavours, plentiful fine chalky dense tannins, grilled nut, mocha, vanilla, meaty complexity, superb mid-palate buoyancy, viscosity and integrated fresh acidity. Finishes chocolaty al dente firm. Still elemental in structure with amazing density and richness. A great Grange vintage. 98 percent shiraz, 2 percent cabernet sauvignon. Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. “Beautifully controlled and restrained with superb black fruit, graphite notes and compact tight porcelain structure. Will steadily reveal itself like a Fabergé egg.” (NB) “Full bodied, intense and unrelenting. Masterly management of tannins, oak and high-quality fruit make this an outstanding Grange.” (JH) Penfolds Rewards of Patience 8th edition 

VAU
0079
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $560

PENFOLDS Grange Shiraz 2013
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 700-750

GREAT & POWERFUL GRANGE - 2013 RP100 JH99 - PENFOLDS FIVE STAR  Drink 2035 to 2060. Deep crimson. Intense elderberry, aniseed, blackberry, liquorice and iodine aromas with leafy herb garden complexity. Rich, concentrated and densely plush wine with deep-set creamy blackcurrant and blackberry fruits, brambly chalky textures, plentiful dark chocolate, mocha and black coffee notes with pronounced acidity. A firm, brutish wine with sappy tannin notes. Not ready. 96 percent shiraz, 4 percent cabernet sauvignon. Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Magill Estate (Adelaide). “Blueberry, spicy tobacco aromas with pepper, black tea notes. Smooth velvety wine with dark fruit, mocha, dark chocolate flavours. A chewy finish.” (JR) “Hugely expansive with blackberries and blueberry compote, rich opulent chocolate flavours, layers of vanilla and smoke and a mass of coating tannins.” (FW) Penfolds Rewards of Patience 8th edition 

VAU
0081
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $468

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1961
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 7000-7500

SIXTY SUPER SUPER RARE CLASSIC - Three Star - Drink now to past. Beautiful old Grange showing fresh developed dark chocolate, panforte and tobacco leaf characters and fine, persistent graphite tannins. Still has mid-palate richness and amplitude. Very rare. 88 percent shiraz, 12 percent cabernet sauvignon. Magill Estate, Morphett Vale and Modbury Vineyard (Adelaide), Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley) and Coonawarra. Released as Bin 95 and Bin 395. Rewards of Patience 8th Edition 

 

NIK
0066
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2000/2001 & label damageCurrent Bid: $5000

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1962
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 8000-9000

THE NEXT SUPER SIXTY CLASSIC - PENFOLDS FIVE STAR  - Drink soon. Medium-deep brick crimson. Mature lifted and roasted walnut, farmyard, mahogany, praline, earth and demi-glace aromas. Rich and voluminous with deep-set dark chocolate, blackberry, mocha, leather, demi-glace, ground coffee, sweet fruit flavours and fine, loose-knit slinky tannins. Lovely mid-palate density and long, fresh integrated acidity. Finishes chocolaty and al dente firm; long and minerally. Beginning to fade. Rare. 87 percent shiraz, 13 percent cabernet sauvignon. Magill Estate (Adelaide), Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley) and Adelaide Hills. Barossa Valley fruit becomes leading component and the Kalimna Vineyard – purchased by Penfolds in 1945 – is now the mother vineyard of Grange. Released as Bin 95(also as Bins 59, 59A and 456) Penfolds Rewards of Patience 8th edition 

MIC
0009
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder, cellar stained label, slight capsule corrosion, Penfolds red wine clinic 1996Current Bid: $4800

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1966
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 6000-7000

GREAT & POWERFUL GRANGE - 1966 RP93 - PENFOLDS FOUR STAR Drink now to 2028. Medium-deep brick crimson. Intense redcurrant, walnut, polished mahogany and leather aromas with liquorice notes. A touch of VA. Well-concentrated curranty wine with roasted walnut, liquorice allsorts, sweet fruit, leather and sage flavours, fine silky tannins and underlying sweet vanilla oak notes. Finishes chewy firm. Beginning to fade. Rare. 88 percent shiraz, 12 percent cabernet sauvignon. Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley), Barossa Valley, Magill Estate and Morphett Vale (Adelaide). Released as Bin 95 (also as Bins 71 and 72). “Refined and elegant in structure with silken intricacy at first and then builds up surprisingly grippy firm at the finish. Still intact but becalmed.” (NB) “Sweet blue fruits with sappy pipe tobacco, earthy notes and velvety smooth tannins. Still holding on.” (JR) Penfolds Rewards of Patience 8th edition 

 

MIC
0008
1 BOTTLE Penfolds red wine clinic 1994, label damageCurrent Bid: $3200

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1971
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 3400-3500

FIFTY SUPER ULTRA CLASSIC - Five Star - Drink now to 2030. Deep crimson. Fresh roasted walnut, praline and earthy, waxy leather aromas with nutty vanilla espresso, spicy oak and salted liquorice notes. Beautifully concentrated inky deep wine with deep-set dark chocolate espresso, roasted walnut, vanilla spice and waxy leather flavours, fine persistent chalky but supple tannins, superb sweet fruit/oak complexity and long fresh integrated acidity. Finishes chalky firm. Wonderful complexity, richness and vigour. Will probably last quite a while longer. 87 percent shiraz, 13 percent cabernet sauvignon. Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley), Barossa Valley, Magill Estate (Adelaide), Clare Valley and Coonawarra. “If you had to point to a wine which fulfilled the ambitions of Grange it would have to be the 1971.” Max Schubert, 1993. Topped the Gault-Millau Wine Olympics in Paris in 1979 – beating some of the best Rhône wines and creating a sensation. This vintage was used as an alternative investment indicator by Australia’s Access Economics during the 1990s. “Gloriously opulent and exhilarating with richly silky textures, marvellously complex flavours and morning-has-broken freshness.” (NB) “Supple, layered and finely fleshy with fine-grained complexity. Everything mature Grange from great years should be. A beautifully framed legend that has done nothing to diminish that reputation today.” (NRRewards of Patience 8th Edition 

NIK
0067
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 1994 & cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $2400
NIK
0068
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder, slight capsule damage, cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $1760
NIK
0069
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder & slight label damageCurrent Bid: $1760
NIK
0070
1 BOTTLE Into neckCurrent Bid: $2080
NIK
0071
1 BOTTLE Into neckCurrent Bid: $2080

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1981
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 1800-2000

FORTY CLASSIC - Three Star - Drink now to 2025. A sturdy Grange with plentiful dark chocolate, dark berry, dried fruits, graphite characters and dense powerful firm tannins. Will continue to hold. 89 percent shiraz, 11 percent cabernet sauvignon. Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley), Barossa Valley, Magill Estate and Modbury Vineyard (Adelaide), Clare Valley and Coonawarra. Rewards of Patience 8th Edition 

NIK
0043
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2007, label damage, capsule damageCurrent Bid: $1280

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1982
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 1600-1700

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence

OAK
0309
1 BOTTLE Penfolds red wine clinic 1993 & 2004, re-labelled by Penfolds in 1993Current Bid: $880

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 2010
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 250-270

ROCKFORD SHOOTOUT - Legendary Basket Press 2010 againts top ever scoring 2014?  - Legend 2010 - JH96 - Deep garnet with a purple hue; this benchmark wine from an iconic producer is laden with vibrant purple and black fruits, floral notes, earthy complexity and well executed oak handling; the palate is juicy, direct and layered, with fine-grained tannins providing an armchair ride for the vibrant and plush fruit that is on board. This will age tremendously well, but many will enjoy it without giving it that chance

ROD
0051
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $161

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 2014
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 300-350

ROCKFORD SHOOTOUT - Legendary Basket Press 2010 againts top ever scoring 2014? - 2014 - JH99 - Quintessential Basket Press, bowing to no passing fad or fancy, the high-shouldered, brown glass bottle with Rockford Wines embossed on its base and the distinctive label that will never change because it's so perfect. It's a manifestation of the wine it contains, always very good, this vintage outstanding. I taste well over 5000 wines per year for the Wine Companion, and am never tempted to swallow during a day-long tasting session - well, this wine was the exception to prove the rule. Its balance, mouthfeel and silky purple and black fruits are perfect

JIM
0123
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $200
ROD
0054
1 BOTTLE Slight cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $129
ROD
0055
1 BOTTLE Slight cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $129

ROCKFORD The Rare Chance Release Basket Press Shiraz 2010
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 240-250

ROCKFORD SHOOTOUT - Legendary Basket Press 2010 againts top ever scoring 2014? - Legend 2010 second release "Rare chance" - JH97  The Rare Chance name came with the impact of the GFC that reduced demand for grapes, including ultra-premium that Rocky O'Callaghan snapped up, increasing production, thus allowing up to 12 months' bottle age prior to release. Vivid, deep crimson-purple, this is an outstanding Basket Press Shiraz, with fruit, tannins and oak in in perfect harmony, the price a fraction of what most who know the wine would be prepared to pay.

ROD
0045
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $160
ROD
0046
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $160
ROD
0047
1 BOTTLE Cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $152

WYNNS COONAWARRA ESTATE John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra
Estimate Per Bottle: 200-220

RISE & FALL - Nation of Riddoch - The Great Hope of Coonawarra humbled by "progress" - Fantastic wine from a fantastic vintage - marketing madness has stunted the brand -  JH97 Impenetrable red-purple; rich, concentrated and luscious blackberry/blackcurrant/cassis fruit on both bouquet and palate has largely - though not entirely - subsumed the oak. Likewise, the tannins are there, but are in perfect balance.

ARU
0014
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $125
ARU
0015
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $125
ARU
0016
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $125
ARU
0017
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $125
ARU
0018
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $125
ARU
0019
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $125
KIM
0262
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $100
KIM
0263
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $100
KIM
0264
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $100
KIM
0265
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $100
KIM
0266
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $100
KIM
0267
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $100

CHATEAU DE BEAUCASTEL Hommage a Jacques Perrin 2012
Chateauneuf du Pape
Estimate Per Bottle: 800-850

SOON PERFECT? - Hommage Jacques Perrin - 2012 - RP99  The wine of the vintage is the Perrin’s 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin, and it will most likely merit a perfect rating in another couple of years. Full-bodied, massive and layered on the palate, with awesome purity and freshness, it delivers incredible aromatics of beef blood, truffle, graphite, iron and black and blue fruits. Given all of the fruit and texture, you almost have to hunt for the structure here, but trust me, it’s there. The tasting at Beaucastel took place a 9 a.m., and even then, this is one wine I found impossible to spit. It’s a tour de force that will have 3-4 decades of life.

XSA
0393
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $747
XSA
0394
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $747
XSA
0402
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $747

CHATEAU DE BEAUCASTEL Hommage a Jacques Perrin 2015
Chateauneuf du Pape
Estimate Per Bottle: 800-850

HUGE & WEIGHTLESS - Prodigious power of near perfection - RP98 As this was bottled only a week before I tasted it, I suspect this rating will prove to be conservative once a few months have passed. The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin is another prodigious version of this wine. How many wines in this world can be so huge yet so lacking the feeling of weight? There's plenty of layered spice but also a core of raspberries; rich tannins, yet no real astringency; and a long finish without any apparent heat. Wow!

XSA
0414
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $781

PAUL JABOULET AINE La Chapelle 2017
Hermitage
Estimate Per Bottle: 500-550

CHAPELLE OF DREAMS - The legend lives on - The absolute centre of fabled Hermitage / Shiraz / Syrah - 2017 La Chapelle - RP98 - The 2017 Hermitage La Chapelle comes from the firm's vineyards on the western half of the Hermitage slope, primarily Le Meal, but with substantial contributions from Les Rocoules and Les Bessards. Classic notes of cassis, black olives, mocha and roasted meat are joined by hints of baking spices in a wine that's full-bodied, deep, dense and rich, with a velvety texture and a lingering finish. It's lower in alcohol than the 2018, less voluptuous and maybe just a step behind that monumental wine, but it's still a serious collectible with three decades of evolution ahead of it.

MUL
1544
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $340
MUL
1545
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $340
MUL
1547
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $340
MUL
1546
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $340
MUL
1542
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $340
MUL
1541
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $340