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Lynton's Picks - Closing 12th May

BODEGAS CASAL de ARMAN Blanco Treixadura Godello Albarino 2010
Treixadura Godello Albarino Ribeiro
Estimate Per Bottle: 35-40

TEN-TEN The Greatness of 2010 - Robert Parker Vintage Guide rated Spain/Ribeiro 96-100 Extraordinary - Want a classy storied white? Ready for different amazing? 

ACC
8933
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $28
MUL
1409
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $23
MUL
1408
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $23
MUL
1407
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $23
MUL
1397
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $23
MUL
1396
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $23
MUL
1395
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $23

CLONAKILLA Viognier 2010
Viognier Canberra
Estimate Per Bottle: 60-70

TEN-TEN The Greatness of 2010 - Gorgeous Clonakilla Viognier - just come of age! JH94 Pale straw-green; the cooler, wetter vintage may have posed challenges for the red wines, but not this viognier; it is tightly folded and structured, the flavours achieved without phenolics, and offering citrus, fresh ginger and apricot nuances.

GGR
0135
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $36
GGR
0134
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $45
GGR
0133
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $36

LEEUWIN Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River
Estimate Per Bottle: 110-120

TEN-TEN The Greatness of 2010 - Leeuwin Art Cabernet Sauvignon - JH96 Bright crimson-purple; the fragrant cassis-filled bouquet sends its unequivocal message of that rarest of beasts: a totally delicious young cabernet that has a mellifluous palate of redcurrant and blackcurrant fruit supported by superfine tannins and subtle French oak.

ACC
6927
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $90
ACC
7314
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $90
XLE
0054
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $111
XLE
0047
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $111
XLE
0043
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $111
ACC
9118
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $111
ACC
9119
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $111

LEEUWIN Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2010
Chardonnay Margaret River
Estimate Per Bottle: 170-180

TEN-TEN The Greatness of 2010 - Leeuwin Art - Cavalcade of Greats - 2010 JH97 Bright yellow-green; the sheer purity and intensity of this wine is remarkable, even in the context of its imperious ancestry; it has its own flavour and tactile characters stemming from the perfect balance between the white peach and grapefruit flavours carried through the very long and detailed palate by bright acidity.

BOT
0124
1 BOTTLE Slight cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $110
XLE
0748
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $204
XLE
0745
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $204
XLE
0746
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $204

PENFOLDS Bin 128 Shiraz 2010
Shiraz Coonawarra
Estimate Per Bottle: 80-85

TEN-TEN The Greatness of 2010 - PENFOLDS FIVE STAR - Rewards of Patience - Drink now to 2040. Medium-deep colour. A lovely aromatic wine with clear raspberry and redcurrant fruits, herb notes and underlying savoury oak complexity. Inky textured with sweet raspberry, redcurrant and mulberry fruits, lacy fine textures, attractive mid-palate viscosity and integrated savoury oak. Finishes grainy firm with a long tannin plume. A classic year and a timeless Coonawarra red. 

Truly delicious wine with superb colour, clarity, rich fruit and remarkable length.” (JH) “Huge depth of black and red fruits on the nose with a spicy earthiness. Big fruited and deep with beautiful harmony with the tannins. A timeless Coonawarra red.” (FW)

KIM
0034
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $39
KIM
0036
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $39
PRE
0079
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $39
PRE
0083
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $43
PRE
0085
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $39
PRE
0086
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $39
PRE
0087
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $39
PRE
0088
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $49

PENFOLDS Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2010
Cabernet Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 120-130

TEN-TEN The Greatness of 2010 - PENFOLDS FIVE STAR - Rewards of Patience - Drink now to 2045+ Deep crimson. Classic ripe blackcurrant and blackberry aromas with mocha, espresso and panforte notes. Generously  proportioned with deep-set blackcurrant pastille, blackberry fruits and superb plentiful chocolaty but vigorous tannins and underlying mocha oak complexity. Finishes chocolaty with long tannin plume. Expressive wine with a muscular power. 

“A whole pantry of aromas and flavours of every kind. The fruit leads but the oak and tannins are superbly balanced.” (JH) “Amazing freshness with cherry preserve, blackberry fruits and velvety fine tannins.” (JR)

PRE
0206
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $76
PRE
0207
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $76
PRE
0208
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $76

PENFOLDS Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 110-120

TEN-TEN The Greatness of 2010 - PENFOLDS FIVE STAR - Rewards of Patience - Drink now to 2045 Medium-deep crimson. Fresh blackcurrant, mulberry, herb garden and sage aromas with aniseed notes. A rich and substantial wine with deep-set cassis and dark chocolate flavours, dense chocolaty and slightly al dente tannins and underlying roasted chestnut and vanilla oak. Finishes firm with leafy notes. A classic Penfolds cabernet sauvignon.

“A graceful wine with cassis, floral, spicy notes, juicy elements and elegant slightly grippy tannins. Lovely finesse.” (JR) “Forward ripe blackcurrant, cocoa and mocha aromas. Big and powerful but the tannins are balanced by the warmth and generosity of fruit.” (FW)

PRE
0247
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $74
PRE
0248
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $74
PRE
0249
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $74
PRE
0250
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $74
PRE
0252
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $74
PRE
0253
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $74

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 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 500-550

TEN-TEN The Greatness of 2010 - PENFOLDS FIVE STAR - Rewards of Patience Drink 2025 to 2050 Deep crimson. Intense chocolate, mulberry and aniseed aromas with herb garden notes. Generous, powerful and sweet fruited with ample mulberry and inky blackcurrant fruits, powerful fine tannins, attractive mid-palate richness, savoury mocha oak and integrated  slaty acidity. Well-balanced with decades of potential. 

“Expressive wine with dark berry fruits and lifted incense notes. The tannins are totally in balance with the intensity and concentration of fruit.” (JR) “Chocolaty, expansive, deep and detailed with a fine, granular grip and long finish.” (NR)

MAR
0023
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $368
MAR
0024
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $368

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

TEN-TEN The Greatness of 2010 - GREAT & POWERFUL GRANGE - 2010 RP99 JH99 - PENFOLDS FIVE STAR Rewards of Patience - 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) 

 

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: $600
DEB
0006
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600
DEB
0007
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600
DEB
0008
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600
DEB
0009
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600
DEB
0010
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600
FER
0011
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $616

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: $4800

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 1963
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 3500-3700

SUPER SIXTY CLASSIC - PENFOLDS FIVE STAR  - Rewards of Patience -Drink now to 2026+ Medium-deep brick crimson. Intense complex dark kirsch, praline, roasted walnut, smoky liquorice aromas with apricot notes. Beautifully balanced with redcurrant, liquorice, leather, praline, chinotto, coffee and stone fruit flavours, fine persistent integrated halky/lacy tannins, roasted chestnut and sweet fruit notes. Finishes sweet with lovely lacy plume and mineral acidity. In perfect condition. A magnificently mature wine with superb density, viscosity and length. 100 percent shiraz. Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley), Barossa Valley, Magill Estate, Morphett Vale and Modbury Vineyard (Adelaide). Released as Bin 95 (also as Bin 65). A late developing Grange that achieved its fame in the late 1980s.

 “Intense raspberry, redcurrant and spicy aromas with coffee and dried rose notes. Complex and richly flavoured with sweet red fruits and a long spicy finish. Not unlike the 1955.” (JR) “Dried fruit, coffee, sandalwood, sous bois, earthy aromas and gamey, Chinese herbal medicine notes. Invigorating and completely harmonious with surprising abundance of fruit and firmness.” (FW)

AND
0004
1 BOTTLE Into neck, severe label damage, Penfolds red wine clinic 1996Current Bid: $2200

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: $2401

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: $1281

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: $721

PENFOLDS RWT Shiraz 2010
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 190-200

TEN-TEN The Greatness of 2010  - PENFOLDS FIVE STAR Rewards of Patience - Drink 2030 to 2060 Deep crimson. Black cherry, blackcurrant, dark chocolate and raspberry liquorice aromas with vanilla, roasted chestnut and panforte notes. Superbly concentrated/saturated wine with inky black cherry and blackberry fruits, fine plentiful grainy tannins, lovely mid-alate viscosity and balanced mocha oak nuances. Chocolaty rich finish with long gravelly plume. 

“Outstanding elegance, freshness, persistence and finesse. Very pure fruited with gentle spice notes, polished tannins and supportive oak.” (NB) “Beautifully spiced and lusciously layered. An easy momentum across the palate, not shying away from fruit richness and depth, but never succumbing to sluggishness or heft.” (NR)

MAR
0037
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $134
MAR
0038
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $134
MAR
0039
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $134
MAR
0040
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $134
MAR
0041
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $134

PENFOLDS RWT Shiraz 2016
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 130-140

RWT BIG HITTERPENFOLDS FIVE STAR Rewards of Patience - Drink 2028 to 2050 Deep crimson. Fresh blackberry, dark cherry and liquorice aromas with vanilla cola notes. Beautifully concentrated blackberry, dark cherry and mocha chinotto flavours, plentiful fine, chalky al dente firm tannins, roasted chestnut and vanilla oak complexity. Elemental and powerful with extraordinary density and mineral length. 

“Attractive spicy black raspberry and blackberry fruit. Elegant, vivid and fleshy on the palate with abundant taut tannins. Very long-term potential.” (NB) “Voluminous, voluptuous and invigorating with
imposing tannin structure, impressive depth and length.” (NR)

STI
0130
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $96
STI
0129
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $96
STI
0131
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $102
STI
0132
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $96
STI
0133
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $96
STI
0134
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $96

PENFOLDS St Henri Shiraz 2010
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 400-450

TEN-TEN The Greatness of 2010 - PENFOLDS FIVE STAR - Rewards of Patience - Drink 2023 to 2045  Medium-deep crimson. Fresh blackberry, cassis, black cherry, dark chocolate, ginger and five-spice aromas. Beautifully concentrated black cherry, cassis and liquorice flavours, ripe and dense chocolaty textures, rose garden and aniseed notes and pronounced indelible acidity. Finishes chalky firm and minerally. A great St Henri vintage. 

“Beautifully composed with ripe blackberry and raspberry fruits and fresh liquorice graphite notes. Very stylish and silky with a very intricate weave of succulent fruits and extra fine-grainy tannins.” (NB) “Joins the quintet of 1971, 1990, 1996, 2004 and 2016 as one of the all-time greats.” (PG)

KIM
0004
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $192
KIM
0005
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $192
KIM
0006
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $192
PRE
0424
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $192
PRE
0425
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $192
PRE
0426
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $192
PRE
0427
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $192
PRE
0428
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $192
PRE
0429
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $192

VASSE FELIX Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River
Estimate Per Bottle: 60-65

TEN-TEN The Greatness of 2010 - Margaret River Vision Powerhouse - JH94 A pure red- and black-fruited expression of the variety and the region, with crushed leaf and cedary oak in harmony with the fruit; full-bodied and brooding on the palate, the essency fruit drives through the layers of tannins and charry oak to a long and harmonious finish.

XSA
1654
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $53
XSA
1655
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $53
XSA
1653
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $53
XSA
1652
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $53

WYNNS COONAWARRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra
Estimate Per Bottle: 50-55

TEN-TEN The Greatness of 2010 - Coonawarra Classic TIME Bomb - JH91 Dark colour, and deeply fruited, with masses of blackberry, spicy oak and a splash of geranium; the palate is generous and rugged at this early stage, needing time to fully integrate, but the concentration is undeniable; time is needed.

JH review was 2012 - Tick tick - Time is up!

812
0412
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $29
812
0413
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $29

YARRA YERING Dry Red No 1 Cabernet Blend 2016
Cabernet Blend Yarra Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 130-140

YARRA MAGIC - SUPER CLASSY CABERNET - JH97 - 66% cabernet sauvignon, 16% merlot, 15% malbec, 3% petit verdot, hand-picked and berry-sorted, the cabernet crushed, the other varieties whole-berry fermented in half-tonne open fermenters, hand-plunged twice-daily, some of the cabernet with extended post-ferment maceration, matured separately in French oak (40% new) for 15 months. Profoundly juicy and rich, yet kept under tight control by the web of ripe tannins, oak part of the structure and texture but not flavour per se. It is a wine that you can sit with for a prolonged examination and discussion, and still not cover all its characteristics or ask all the questions.

STI
0117
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $86
STI
0118
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $86
STI
0119
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $86
STI
0120
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $86
STI
0121
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $86
STI
0122
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $86

DRY RIVER Lovat Syrah 2010
Syrah Martinborough
Estimate Per Bottle: 80-90

TEN-TEN The Greatness of 2010 - CULT DRY RIVER - Syrah of note from the producer that doesn't understand second best 

XSA
1133
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $72
XSA
1131
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $72
XSA
1132
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $72
XSA
1129
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $72

ATTILIO GHISOLFI Ciabot Minat Riserva Nebbiolo 2010
Nebbiolo Barolo
Estimate Per Bottle: 120-130

TEN-TEN The Greatness of 2010 - Best ever Barolo vintage - Parker Wine Advocate - Extraordinary 96-100 - Direct from importer - Well rested and ready to zoom 

MUL
0954
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $94
MUL
0951
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $94
MUL
0953
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $94

FELSINA BERARDENGA Fontalloro Sangiovese 2010
Sangiovese Toscana
Estimate Per Bottle: 140-150

TEN-TEN The Greatness of 2010Felsina Cult Classic - Greatest Tuscan vintage? - Parker Wine Advocate - Extraordinary 96-100 - Direct from importer - Well rested and ready to zoom 

RP94+The 2010 Fontalloro is 100% Sangiovese sourced from various vineyards. It starts off with a sassy, playful personality thanks to ripe cherry and forest fruit. The complexity of the bouquet builds steadily to include mineral, herbs, anisette and dark clay. The chiseled mineral tones at the back are outstanding. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030.

MUL
0380
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $94
MUL
0387
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $94
MUL
0388
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $94

PAITIN Di Pasquero Elia Riserva Vecchie Vigne Nebbiolo 2010
Nebbiolo Barbaresco
Estimate Per Bottle: 150-160

TEN-TEN The Greatness of 2010 - Paitin Cult Classic - Great Bararesco vintage - Direct from importer - Well rested and ready to zoom  RP94-97 The 2010 Barbaresco Sori’ Paitin Vecchie Vigne is endowed with tons of nobility and sheer class. Freshly cut flowers, savory herbs and the essence of dried roses are some of the many notes that emerge from this huge, dense Barbaresco. The 2010 is insanely rich and headspinning in its balance and pure pedigree. I can’t wait to see how the wine develops over the coming years. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040. The Pasquero-Elia family has been producing wine for several centuries, making this small estate one of the historic properties of Piemonte. The wines have received critical acclaim for decades. Brothers Giovanni and Silvano Pasquero-Elia could easily have rested on their laurels. But they knew they could do even better. In the spring of 2010, the Pasquero-Elia brothers enlisted the services of consulting oenologist Dante Scaglione, who spent 16 years alongside Bruno Giacosa. Scaglione is a former classmate of Giovanni’s from the days when they attended the oenological school in Alba together. The Pasquero-Elia family has superb vineyards and already knew how to craft delicious wines, but the continued search for excellence and the willingness to invest in the future is what separates the true greats from the merely good and excellent producers. Suffice it to say, the results over the last two years have been striking. Scaglione is a consultant in the true sense of the word. He gives advice and suggestions, but does not impose anything. Scaglione has brought with him a number of views on more careful treatment of the fruit post-harvest, clear ideas on how to best press Nebbiolo and a greater focus on hygiene. The rotary fermenters are on their way out, traditional submerged cap fermentations have increased, and the use of larger casks (replaced more frequently than in the past) are now pretty much the norm. Paitin tends to bottle a little later than most, so it will be some time before the results of the new team are evident to readers. The 2010 Barbareschi, which I tasted from from barrel, hold immense promise. The Pasquero-Elia family has made fabulous wines for years, but now they are in a position to challenge for one of the very top spots in Barbaresco. Personally, I couldn’t be happier for them, because they have made all the right choices and are therefore richly deserving of the success that now appears to be coming their way. Paitin bottles three Barbareschi from the estate’s vineyards, all of which are in the Serraboella district in Neive. The Serra is made from the youngest vines on the property, typically under 20 years of age. The Sori’ Paitin is made from 40 year-old vines, most of which are planted with massale selection of the estate’s best clones, while the Vecchie Vigne is, of course, an old-vines bottling.

MUL
0827
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $111
MUL
0830
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $111
MUL
0838
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $111

DELAS FRERES Le Clos 2010
Crozes Hermitage
Estimate Per Bottle: 80-90

TEN-TEN The Greatness of 2010 - Delas Crozes Classic - Greatest Rhone vintage? - Parker Wine Advocate - Extraordinary 96-100 - Direct from importer - Well rested and ready to zoom

RP92+ Dominated by its minerality with moderate tannins, the 2010 Crozes-Hermitage Le Clos is a sleeper of the vintage. Last year from barrel, this offering revealed high acidity and some reduction, but it is now performing on all cylinders. While not significantly superior to the charming 2011, the 2010 is a ripe, dense, full-bodied Crozes offering sweet notes of black currants, black cherries, licorice, smoke and an enticing minerality running through the flavor profile. This full-bodied red is capable of lasting 12-15+ years.

XDW
0708
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $71
XDW
0709
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $71

DELAS FRERES Saint Epine 2010
Saint Joseph
Estimate Per Bottle: 120-130

TEN-TEN The Greatness of 2010 - Delas Saint Joseph Classic - Greatest Rhone vintage? - Parker Wine Advocate - Extraordinary 96-100 - Direct from importer - Well rested and ready to zoom

RP95 - A sensational wine that's up with the creme de la creme of the appellation, the inky colored 2010 St Joseph Ste Epine was raised in 40-50% new French oak, with the balance in 2- and 3-year-old barrels. It has serious minerality in its graphite, chocolate, blackberry, currants and smoked herb aromas and flavors, and frankly, tastes more like an Hermitage than a St Joseph. Full-bodied, concentrated and rich, with big tannin and a great finish, it needs to be forgotten for 3-4 years but will cruise for 20 years or more.

XDW
0747
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $98
XDW
0748
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $98

DOMAINE GILLES BARGE Clos des Martinets 2010
Saint Joseph
Estimate Per Bottle: 60-70

TEN-TEN The Greatness of 2010 - Cult Classic - Dom Barge Saint Joseph - Greatest Rhone vintage? - Parker Wine Advocate - Extraordinary 96-100 - Direct from importer - Well rested and ready to zoom

MUL
0826
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $43
MUL
0810
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $43
MUL
0811
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $43
MUL
0812
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $43
MUL
0824
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $43
MUL
0825
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $43

E. GUIGAL Rouge 2010
Hermitage
Estimate Per Bottle: 110-120

TEN-TEN The Greatness of 2010 - Guigal Hermitage Iconic Classic - Greatest Rhone vintage? - Parker Wine Advocate - Extraordinary 96-100 - Direct from importer - Well rested and ready to zoom

RP92+ More brooding and backward, the 2010 Hermitage has closed down considerably since I tasted it last year. It offers lots of graphite, crushed rock, leather and smoky dark fruits, full-bodied richness, impressive mid-palate concentration, and a tight, closed feel on the palate. It needs 3-5 years of cellaring and will have three decades of longevity.

ACC
8571
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $98
ACC
8572
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $98
ACC
8573
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $98
ACC
8574
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $98
ACC
8575
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $98
ACC
8576
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $98

CHATEAU BERNADOTTE Cru Bourgeois 2010
Cru Bourgeois Haut Medoc
Estimate Per Bottle: 55-60

TEN-TEN The Greatness of 2010 - BARGAINBernadotte Bourgeois Classic - Great Bordeaux vintage? - Parker Wine Advocate - Extraordinary 96-100 - Direct from importer - Well rested and ready to zoom

RP89 Deep garnet colored, the 2010 La Bernadotte opens with a beguiling perfume of plum preserves, blueberry compote and blackcurrant pastilles plus hints of potpourri and dried lavender. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a fair bit of chew defining the muscular black fruits, finishing with a lively lift.

XSA
0512
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $45
XSA
0500
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $45
XSA
0505
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $45
XSA
0509
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $45
XSA
0497
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $45
XSA
0496
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $45

CHATEAU HAUT BRION 1er Cru Classe 2010
1er Cru Classe Pessac Leognan
Estimate Per Bottle: 1700-1800

TEN-TEN The Greatness of 2010 - Haut Brion Icon  - Greatest EVER Graves vintage? - Parker Wine Advocate - Extraordinary 96-100 - Well rested and ready to zoom

RP99 Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Haut-Brion charges out of the gate with exuberant notes of crème de cassis, blueberry pie and baked plums followed by nuances of dark chocolate, licorice and cloves. Full-bodied, the palate has lots of subtle earth and mineral accents with a firm, finely grained texture and great freshness lifting the long finish.

 

NIK
0032
1 BOTTLE Slight label damageCurrent Bid: $1200