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Australian3388
Burgundy650
Italian472
New Zealand233
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Total Lots:5717

Top 10 Most Popular Lots

CHARLES MELTON Voices of Angels2015
PENFOLDS Bin 1281997
DEEP WOODS Reserve2012
PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage1988
WYNNS COONAWARRA ESTATE2012
DEEP WOODS Reserve2012
HENSCHKE Hill of Grace2006
BINDI Quartz2008
BURTON MCMAHON Syme on Yarra Vin...2017
CULLEN Diana Madeline2007
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Live Market Prices

PENFOLDS Grange
HENSCHKE Hill of Grace

Lynton's Picks - Closing 9th December

BANNOCKBURN Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Sauvignon Blanc Geelong
Estimate Per Bottle: 25-30

CHRISTMAS CRACKER - JOY TO SHARE - Bannockburn Savvie - JH93  You can throw this into a large-bowled glass and treat it like chardonnay, such is its texture and weight, though of course its flavour profile is all sauvignon blanc. Or a sophisticated version of the variety in any case. Clear lines of smoke and lemongrass, gravel and citrus, with almond and floral notes for good measure. Acid darts through the palate but there's some chub to the texture, courtesy of its time on skins. Short-medium term time should be kind.

ACC
8367
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $13
ACC
8368
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $13
ACC
8369
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $13
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8370
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $13
ACC
8371
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $13
ACC
8372
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $13

DOMAINE A Stoney Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Sauvignon Blanc Southern Tasmania
Estimate Per Bottle: 25-30

CHRISTMAS CRACKER - JOY TO SHARE Stoney Vineyard Savvie - Festive cheer from Tasmania's hottest wine property 

ACC
8355
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $13
ACC
8356
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $13
ACC
8357
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $13
ACC
8358
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $13
ACC
8359
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $13
ACC
8360
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $13

HENSCHKE Hill of Grace Shiraz 1988
Shiraz Eden Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 1100-1200

GALLERY OF GRACE - Museum Release - Leaving home for the first time 

XHO
0324
1 BOTTLE Museum releaseEx-cellarCurrent Bid: $944

HENSCHKE Hill of Grace Shiraz 1990
Shiraz Eden Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 1100-1200

GALLERY OF GRACE - Museum Release - Leaving home for the first time 

XHO
0325
1 BOTTLE Museum releaseEx-cellarCurrent Bid: $924
AWA
0378
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $700
AWA
0379
1 BOTTLE Slight label damageCurrent Bid: $700
AWA
0380
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $700
AWA
0381
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $700
AWA
0382
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $700
AWA
0383
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $700

HENSCHKE Hill of Grace Shiraz 1993
Shiraz Eden Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 900-1000

GALLERY OF GRACE - Museum Release - Leaving home for the first time 

XHO
0326
1 BOTTLE Museum releaseEx-cellarCurrent Bid: $749

HENSCHKE Hill of Grace Shiraz 1994
Shiraz Eden Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 900-1000

GALLERY OF GRACE - Museum Release - Leaving home for the first time 

XHO
0327
1 BOTTLE Museum releaseEx-cellarCurrent Bid: $829

HENSCHKE Hill of Grace Shiraz 2010
Shiraz Eden Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 900-1000

GALLERY OF GRACE - 2010 Gamechanger  - Double Perfect JH99RP99 

OTT
0320
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600

HENSCHKE Hill of Grace Shiraz 2015
Shiraz Eden Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 850-860

GALLERY OF GRACE - 2015 Marvel - Double Perfect JH98+-RP99 

XHO
0229
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $749

HENSCHKE Mount Edelstone Shiraz 1986
Shiraz Eden Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 160-170

EDELSTONE EXTREME - 1986 Super-vintage - Super rare marvel wine 

CHR
0001
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder & cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $100

HENSCHKE Mount Edelstone Shiraz 1990
Shiraz Eden Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 240-250

EDELSTONE EXTREME - 1990 Stella-vintage - Super amazing marvel wine 

CHR
0002
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder & cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $152

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

BEST EVER - Many experts, Australian and international, see the 1962 Penfolds Bin 60a as the best ever Australian wine - In the 20th century wine worlds top ten -Big call - big price - Do the research - this wine is a freak that has maintained top spot for 30 years - True greatness 

BNS
0002
1 BOTTLE High shoulderCurrent Bid: $13560

PENFOLDS Bin 620 Cabernet Shiraz 1966
Cabernet Shiraz Coonawarra Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 4500-5000

PENFOLDS GREATEST HITS - One of the best ever players - Is the 1966 Bin 620 riding on reputation or dept of talent? Shame about the label, the cockies have good taste!

BNS
0001
1 BOTTLE High shoulder & severe label damageCurrent Bid: $2360

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1960
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 6000-7000

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY - AND I'LL CRY IF YOU MISS IT! - Ultimate 60th present - Don't miss the boat - only one of these 

KNS
0360
1 BOTTLE Into neck & cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $2320

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1963
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 3500-3700

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence

KNS
0368
1 BOTTLE Penfolds red wine clinic 1996, into neck, severe label damageCurrent Bid: $2240

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1965
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 1900-2000

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence

KNS
0364
1 BOTTLE Penfolds red wine clinic 1991, into neck, & cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $1360

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1969
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 1500-1600

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence - VERY rare 

KNS
0365
1 BOTTLE Penfolds red wine clinic 1994, into neck, cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $880

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1971
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 2500-2600

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence 

SKO
0029
1 BOTTLE Penfolds red wine clinic 2018, cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $1832

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1975
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 3000-4000

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence 

KNS
0361
1 BOTTLE Penfolds red wine clinic 1991, into neck, & cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $1600

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1980
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 3100-3150

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY - AND I'LL CRY IF YOU MISS IT! - Ultimate 40th present - Don't miss the boat - only ONE of these - SUPER RARE 1980 Grange Magnum 

OTT
0210
1 MAGNUM Label damage, slight capsule damageCurrent Bid: $2400

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1981
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 1200-1300

BEAT THE WAVE & THE PRICE HYPE/HIKE - 1981 Penfolds Grange, Perfect 40th pressie for 2021 - Be prepared!

NIK
0029
1 BOTTLE Slight label damageCurrent Bid: $800
OTT
0211
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $720
OTT
0212
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $720
OTT
0213
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $720

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
MIC
0173
1 BOTTLE Penfolds red wine clinic 2006, slight label damageCurrent Bid: $702
MIC
0176
1 BOTTLE Penfolds red wine clinic 2006Current Bid: $693
MIC
0178
1 BOTTLE Penfolds red wine clinic 2006Current Bid: $693
MIC
0271
1 BOTTLE Penfolds red wine clinic 2006, slight label damageCurrent Bid: $740
OAK
0331
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder, label damage, re-labelled by Penfolds in September 1993Current Bid: $640

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1983
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 1400-1500

SUPER RARE - SUPER COLLECTABLE - 1983 Grange - Hard to find - Worth the challenge 

AWA
0411
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2016, slight label damageCurrent Bid: $713
RYA
0001
1 BOTTLE Into neckCurrent Bid: $560
OTT
0214
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $560
OTT
0215
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $560
OTT
0216
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $560

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1986
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 1000-1100

SUPER RARE - SUPER COLLECTABLE - 1986 Grange - hard to find - worth the challenge 

AWA
0404
1 BOTTLE Into neckCurrent Bid: $520
AWA
0409
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2016Current Bid: $720
AWA
0410
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2016Current Bid: $731
OTT
0217
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $800
OTT
0218
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $800
OTT
0219
1 BOTTLE Into neckCurrent Bid: $800

PENFOLDS St Henri Shiraz 1988
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 250-260

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence

BAC
0064
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Re-corking Clinic 2012, label damageCurrent Bid: $160

PENFOLDS St Henri Shiraz 1992
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 160-170

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence

BAC
0036
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Re-corking Clinic 2012, slight label damageCurrent Bid: $120
BAC
0037
1 BOTTLE Cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $88

PIERRO Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2015
Cabernet Merlot Margaret River
Estimate Per Bottle: 70-75

CHRISTMAS CLARET - JOY TO SHARE - Reserved Pierro Premium Cabernet JH96  62% cabernet sauvignon, 24% merlot, 8% cabernet franc, 3% malbec, 3% petit verdot. 45% new French oak. It puts on a seamless, confident display of fruit and oak flavour, the finish then a masterclass in tannin management. It mounts a complex argument for itself and then sweeps you along with it.

ACC
8040
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $57
ACC
8379
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $49
ACC
8380
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $49
ACC
8381
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $49
ACC
8382
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $49
ACC
8383
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $49

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 2010
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 300-350

ROCK ART - Rockford Basket Press - "Legend" 2010 including ultimate trophy Magnum - Super rare

JIM
0060
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $200
JIM
0061
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $200
JIM
0062
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $200
JIM
0063
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $200
131
0051
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $200
131
0052
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $200
BEN
0060
1 MAGNUMCurrent Bid: $480

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

ROCK ART - Rockford Basket Press - Best EVER 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
0118
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $200
JIM
0119
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $200
JIM
0120
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $200
JIM
0121
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $200
JIM
0122
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $200
JIM
0123
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $200
BEN
0052
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $192
BEN
0053
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $192
BEN
0054
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $192

ROCKFORD Black Sparkling Shiraz DISGORGED 2007
Sparkling Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 90-100

ROCKFORD CHRISTMAS ESSENTIAL - MUST have a 10+ year old bottle of Black Shiraz sparkles with your Christmas feast 

131
0057
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $79
131
0058
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $79

ROCKFORD Black Sparkling Shiraz DISGORGED 2008
Sparkling Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 90-100

ROCKFORD CHRISTMAS ESSENTIAL - MUST have a 10+ year old bottle of Black Shiraz sparkles with your Christmas feast 

131
0059
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $79
131
0060
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $79

ROCKFORD Black Sparkling Shiraz DISGORGED 2009
Sparkling Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 90-100

ROCKFORD CHRISTMAS ESSENTIAL - MUST have a 10+ year old bottle of Black Shiraz sparkles with your Christmas feast 

131
0061
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $79
131
0062
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $79

TEUSNER Albert Old Vine Shiraz 2017
Old Vine Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 40-45

CHRISTMAS CRACKER - JOY TO SHARE - Old Vine Albert JH93 - This is a paean to old school Barossa shiraz. Fresher and less hard around the tannic rims than the old norm, but hard to glimpse the light amidst the brilliant vermilion colour, mint and chocolate nuances, dried fruit and blueberry to Christmas cake spice references, all clinging to vanillin oak rails in the process of being absorbed by the melee.

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8390
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $30
ACC
8391
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $30
ACC
8392
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $30
ACC
8393
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $30
ACC
8394
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $30
ACC
8395
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $30

TEUSNER The Dog Strangler Mataro 2017
Mataro Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 25-30

CHRISTMAS CRACKER - JOY TO SHARE - Esgana Cao Mataro JH95 While it's a proverbial name, it won't enhance the wine's prospects with canine lovers - which is a pity, for this is a very attractive mataro that has counterintuitively flourished in the cool vintage. The colour is bright and deep, the palate flush with spicy/plummy fruits, the tannins soft.

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8402
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $16
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8403
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $16
ACC
8404
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $16
ACC
8405
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $16
ACC
8406
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $16
ACC
8407
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $16

TORBRECK Run Rig Shiraz 2005
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 230-240

CHRISTMAS CRACKER - JOY TO SHARE - Run Rig RP98+ Torbrecks flagship is the 2005 Run Rig, a 97% Shiraz cuvee sourced from 120- to 160-year-old vines with 3% finished Viognier added before bottling. It spent 30 months in 60% new French oak. Opaque purple/black in color, it has a kinky, exotic bouquet of fresh road tar, smoke, lavender, black pepper, game, blueberry, and black raspberry. Full-bodied and opulent on the palate, the wine is dense, packed, and unevolved. It will continue to open up over the next 10-12 years and drink well through 2040 in the style of a Chapoutier Hermitage. If it develops as I think it will, it will be a candidate for perfection down the road.

MON
0133
1 BOTTLE Cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $200
MON
0134
1 BOTTLE Cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $168
MON
0135
1 BOTTLE Cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $168

TORBRECK The Laird Shiraz 2006
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 700-750

MONUMENT - THE LAIRD OF MEANINGFUL EXCESS - RP99Deep garnet colored, the 2006 The Laird offers a multi-faceted nose of ripe black berries, blueberry preserves and kirsch aromas with an underlying perfume of baking spices, lavender, cinnamon stick and cloves plus some savory / earthy nuances, including bacon, black tea, tobacco and forest floor. The palate is full bodied and densely packed with fruit, savory and earth flavors while supported by a firm level of very fine-grained tannins and refreshing acidity. It finishes very long and while already incredibly complex, promises a lot more to come. Consider drinking it 2014 to 2026+.

RYA
0024
1 BOTTLE Slight label damageCurrent Bid: $481

TORBRECK The Laird Shiraz 2015
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 700-750

MONUMENT - THE LAIRD OF MEANINGFUL EXCESS - RP97 Torbreck's 2015 The Laird boasts explosive aromas of Christmas spices, ripe plums, vanilla, hickory smoke and maple syrup. It's a big wine, loaded with fruit and oak, full-bodied, rich and velvety, adding hints of toasted coconut and cinnamon streusel on the long, almost dessert-like finish. For a more savory experience, age it a decade or so before pulling a cork.

XTO
0271
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $624

ISOLE E OLENA 2016
Chianti Classico
Estimate Per Bottle: 90-100

CLASSY CHIANTI COMFORT - Veg out and snuggle up to Isole e Olena Chianti Classico, Warm safe and comforting, attention grabbing never challenging RP92 Here's a great value from Tuscany. The 2016 Chianti Classico opens to a stream of pretty aromas, with cherry, blue flower and potting soil at the front line. The wine is made with 82% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and 3% Syrah. The fruit is fermented in stainless steel, and the wine ages in oak for a brief seven months. The effect is streamlined and compact, and the wine's natural freshness gives way to wild cherry, cassis and plum

ACC
8307
1 MAGNUMCurrent Bid: $73
ACC
8308
1 MAGNUMCurrent Bid: $73
ACC
8309
1 MAGNUMCurrent Bid: $73
ACC
8310
1 MAGNUMCurrent Bid: $73
ACC
8311
1 MAGNUMCurrent Bid: $73
ACC
8312
1 MAGNUMCurrent Bid: $73

ISOLE E OLENA Cepparello 2016
Toscana
Estimate Per Bottle: 140-150

ROCKSTAR'S GREATEST PERFORMANCE - RP97 The beautiful Isole e Olena 2016 Cepparello is a gorgeous and precise expression of Sangiovese. This is one of the icon wines of the vintage that shows a naked and transparent portrait of the grape on the one hand, with the complexity of the vintage and its territory on the other. Cepparello is like a crystal ball into the heart and soul of Sangiovese, Tuscany's mighty red grape. It is fermented in conical oak casks and later aged 20 months in 95% French and 5% American oak, of which only one-third is new wood. The wine delivers ample structure and contouring, with a firm and silky consistency at its core. Some 42,000 bottles were made. This wine should age over the better part of the next 20 years.

ACC
8277
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $125
ACC
8278
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $125
ACC
8279
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $125
ACC
8280
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $125
ACC
8281
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $125
ACC
8282
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $125

TUA RITA Redigaffi Merlot 2016
Merlot Toscana
Estimate Per Bottle: 950-1000

MONUMENT - MODERN MARVEL - RP98  Wow. This is a beautiful year for Tua Rita's legendary Merlot. The grapes were harvested early, between September 4th and the 6th, and spent 21 months in barrique. This wine is a perennial overachiever, and the 2016 Redigaffi is no exception. It has a remarkable persistence to the bouquet, along with tonic crispness and a velvety mouthfeel. It's a complete and beautifully structured expression, most notable for its freshness and softness. This Redigaffi is still a bit closed, which leads me to think it is going to be a stunner when you finally retrieve it from your cellar in 5-10 years from now.

XSA
1243
1 MAGNUM Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $874
XSA
1242
1 MAGNUM Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $874

E. GUIGAL Chateau d'Ampuis 2012
Cote Rotie
Estimate Per Bottle: 200-220

COTE ROTIE ROYALTY - Guigal d'Ampuis - accessible greatness - RP95 The 2012 Côte Rôtie Château d’Ampuis is a bigger, richer wine that offers full-bodied richness and a broad, expansive style on the palate. Black raspberries, toasted spices, cured meats and licorice all emerge from this incredibly sexy, complex and nuanced Côte Rôtie, and my notes finish with “wish I could drink a glass.” Enjoy bottles anytime over the coming 15 or more years.

XSA
0639
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $184
XSA
0651
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $184
XSA
0637
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $184

E. GUIGAL Chateau d'Ampuis 2013
Cote Rotie
Estimate Per Bottle: 200-220

COTE ROTIE ROYALTY - Guigal d'Ampuis - accessible greatness - RP91 The 2013 Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis spent 38 months in oak. It features subtle notes of pie crust layered over espresso, black olives and dark fruit. Medium to full-bodied, it suffers only by comparison to other recent vintages, finishing with some drying tannins.

XSA
0359
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $184
XSA
0346
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $184
XSA
0358
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $184
XSA
0357
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $184
XSA
0355
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $184
XSA
0345
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $184

E. GUIGAL Chateau d'Ampuis 2015
Cote Rotie
Estimate Per Bottle: 240-250

COTE ROTIE ROYALTY - Guigal d'Ampuis - accessible greatness RP95+ The 2015 Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis is remarkably dense and concentrated, packed with dark fruit and rich tannins. It's full-bodied and supple on the mid-palate, adding hints of vanilla, espresso and dried spices on the long, velvety finish. Give it another 3-4 years in the cellar, then drink it over the next two decades.

XSA
0634
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $207
XSA
0631
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $207
XSA
0636
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $207

E. GUIGAL Ermitage Ex Voto 2006
Hermitage
Estimate Per Bottle: 440-450

PRINCE OF HERMITAGE - RP95+ More classic in style than the '07, with lots of iodine, powdered rock, beef blood, leather and meaty dark fruits, the 2006 Hermitage Ex Voto is full-bodied, rich, structured and powerful, with high tannin and notable freshness. It's still youthful, and while this vintage generally produced charming, fruit-loaded wine, this has a serious, slightly masculine feel.

XSA
1325
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $413
XSA
1326
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $413
XSA
1327
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $413
XSA
1328
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $413
XSA
1330
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $413
XSA
1329
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $413

E. GUIGAL Ermitage Ex Voto 2015
Hermitage
Estimate Per Bottle: 640-650

PRINCE OF HERMITAGE - RP96 Spicy, cedary and firm, the 2015 Ermitage Ex Voto is built tough, like the granite it comes from. Hints of pencil shavings and crushed stone accent mixed red and black fruit, picking up hints of licorice and pepper on the long, tannic finish. Give this another 5-6 years in the cellar, then drink it over the following decade and a half or so.

XSA
1332
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $627
XSA
1333
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $627
XSA
1331
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $627

E. GUIGAL Ermitage Ex Voto Blanc 2010
Hermitage
Estimate Per Bottle: 550-600

PERFECT PRINCESS OF HERMITAGE - RP100 The utterly perfect 2010 Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc is as good as it gets in Hermitage Blanc. Offering a crazy array of liquid rock-like minerality, graphite, flint, white currants, white peach and quince, it's layered, full-bodied, impeccably balanced and pure. It's a straight up tour de force that’s going to have decades of longevity. As always, the blend is 90% Marsanne and 10% Roussanne, aged 30 months in new French oak. Hat's off to the Guigal family for this incredible wine.

XSA
1322
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $537
XSA
1323
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $537
XSA
1324
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $537

E. GUIGAL La Landonne 2008
Cote Rotie
Estimate Per Bottle: 440-450

KING OF COTE ROTIE - "La La" La Ladonne - RP94The most successful of the three Cote Roties in 2008, the 2008 Cote Rotie la Landonne is a candidate for the wine of the vintage. Cigar tobacco, pepper, cured meats and abundant dark fruits all give way to a full-bodied, balanced, impressively concentrated wine that has integrated acidity, plenty of fruit and solid ripeness to its tannin. Opting to use 100% stems during the fermentation, the Guigals questioned whether the '08 should see the standard 4 years in barrel, but after continually tasting the wine (this father/son team tastes more frequently - and quickly - than just about any vignerons I know), they opted to keep it in barrel for the full duration. It's absorbed every trace of it's oak elevage and is drinking nicely today.

XSA
1257
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $344
XSA
1255
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $344
XSA
1256
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $344

E. GUIGAL La Landonne 2011
Cote Rotie
Estimate Per Bottle: 580-600

KING OF COTE ROTIE - "La La" La Ladonne - RP99A step up over the other two single vineyard releases, the 2011 Cote Rotie la Landonne is an incredible wine that knocks it out of the park in the vintage. Its inky purple/ruby color is followed by to-die-for notes of cassis, black olives, truffles, graphite and crushed rock. Full-bodied, massively concentrated, thick and unctuous, it has the vintage’s flamboyant fruit profile, yet backs it up with a stacked mid-palate, serious amounts of tannin and a finish that just won’t quite. It’s relatively approachable now due to its glycerin and fat, yet needs a decade of cellaring and will knock your socks off over the following two decades or more.

XSA
1264
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $531
XSA
1266
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $531
XSA
1265
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $531

E. GUIGAL La Landonne 2014
Cote Rotie
Estimate Per Bottle: 650-700

KING OF COTE ROTIE - "La La" La Ladonne - RP95+  While the 2014 Cote Rotie La Landonne looked like the pick of the litter from barrel, now that it's in bottle, it's closed down a bit and is showing more of its stemmy, whole-bunch character. Medium to full-bodied, it's the most potent and concentrated of the La Las but considerably less charming at this point in time, with brooding, dark fruit, hints of espresso and black olive on the palate and a chewy, tannic finish. Give it at least 5 years in the cellar before checking in on it.

XSA
1293
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $618
XSA
1292
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $618
XSA
1291
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $618

E. GUIGAL La Mouline 2002
Cote Rotie
Estimate Per Bottle: 340-350

KING OF COTE ROTIE - "La La" La Mouline - RP91 - The 2002 Cote Rotie la Mouline is an elegant, perfumed and complex effort that gives up good richness and depth to go with classic aromas and flavors of smoked meats, dried flowers, incense and mature Syrah fruit. Incorporating only 5% Viognier due to botrytis (and capitalized), it nevertheless saw the standard four years in barrel prior to bottling. While 2002 was one of the most difficult vintages in recent memory, the quality here is a testament to this estate, and it’s a beautiful drink that should be consumed sooner rather than later.

XSA
1253
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $286
XSA
1254
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $286

E. GUIGAL La Mouline 2008
Cote Rotie
Estimate Per Bottle: 440-450

KING OF COTE ROTIE - "La La" La Mouline - RP89

XSA
1259
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $344
XSA
1258
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $344
XSA
1260
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $344

E. GUIGAL La Mouline 2011
Cote Rotie
Estimate Per Bottle: 580-600

KING OF COTE ROTIE - "La La" La Mouline RP98 Starting out the single vineyards and bottled in February (after over four years in new oak barrels), the 2011 Cote Rotie la Mouline is as slutty, sexy and seamless as they come. Full-bodied, thrillingly concentrated and unctuous, it offers classic Mouline notes of cured meats, violets, black raspberries, espresso and hints of vanilla bean. Philippe Guigal commented that the worst thing about 2011 was the it came after 2010, and while the previous two vintages will get all of the attention, this 2011 will deliver almost as much pleasure, and do it right from the start as well. It needs 3-4 years of cellaring and will drink sensationally through 2041.

XSA
1267
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $531
XSA
1269
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $531
XSA
1268
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $531

E. GUIGAL La Mouline 2012
Cote Rotie
Estimate Per Bottle: 600-650

KING OF COTE ROTIE - "La La" La Mouline RP97 The 2012 Côte Rôtie La Mouline reminds me of the 2011 with its upfront, incredibly perfumed nose of spring flowers, cured meats, roasted herbs, olives and sweet cassis fruit. Full-bodied, beautifully textured, mouth-filling and already impossible to resist, it expands on the palate and I guarantee this beauty will put a smile on your face anytime over the coming two decades.

XSA
1278
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $573
XSA
1277
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $573
XSA
1276
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $573

E. GUIGAL La Mouline 2013
Cote Rotie
Estimate Per Bottle: 600-650

KING OF COTE ROTIE - "La La" La Mouline RP94 The 2013 Cote Rotie La Mouline shows none of the vintage’s sometimes dry tannins. It offers crisp black fruit—plums and blackberries—underscored by hints of pencil shavings, espresso and grilled meat. Suave and long, it should drink well for a couple of decades.

XSA
1286
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $573
XSA
1285
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $573
XSA
1287
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $573

E. GUIGAL La Mouline 2014
Cote Rotie
Estimate Per Bottle: 700-750

KING OF COTE ROTIE - "La La" La Mouline RP97 Floral aromas accent sturdy notes of grilled meat and almost delicate notes of red berries in the open, approachable 2014 Cote Rotie La Mouline. Medium to full-bodied, it shows great purity and a supple, silky, classic feel. It's built more on elegance and complexity than power, with those floral, herbal notes leaving a long, silky impression on the finish.

XSA
1294
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $619
XSA
1295
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $619
XSA
1296
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $619

E. GUIGAL La Turque 2008
Cote Rotie
Estimate Per Bottle: 440-450

SULTAN OF COTE ROTIE - "La La" La TURQUE RP91 While the 2008 Cote Rotie la Turque isn’t going to win any blind tastings, it’s a beautiful, elegant and classic Cote Rotie that’s a joy to drink. Giving up notes of smoked meats, blackcurrants, peppery herbs and olive tapenade, it has medium-bodied richness and a classy, elegant texture. It’s drinking at point today and should keep through at least 2023.

XSA
1261
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $344
XSA
1262
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $344
XSA
1263
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $344

E. GUIGAL La Turque 2011
Cote Rotie
Estimate Per Bottle: 600-650

SULTAN OF COTE ROTIE - "La La" La TURQUE RP97 The 2011 Cote Rotie la Turque is about as seamless and sexy as wine gets, and this cuvee continues to put on weight and richness with every passing year. Offering a monstrous nose of Asian spices, kirsch liqueur, blackcurrants, pepper and smoked meats, this full-bodied Cote Rotie has layers of sweet tannin, no hard edges and a killer finish. It's already hard to resist today, but has three decades of prime drinking to go.

XSA
1271
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $531
XSA
1272
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $531
XSA
1270
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $531

E. GUIGAL La Turque 2012
Cote Rotie
Estimate Per Bottle: 600-650

SULTAN OF COTE ROTIE - "La La" La TURQUE RP98 Similar to the La Mouline with its forward, incredibly sexy style, the 2012 Côte Rôtie La Turque (there’s 7% Viognier in the blend) offers a saturated purple color to go with meaty, smoky notes of cassis, cured meats, chocolate and roasted herbs. It’s a big mouthful of a wine, with full-bodied richness and a stacked mid-palate, but it has a seamless, weightless texture, perfectly ripe tannin and a blockbuster finish. I’d happily drink a glass today, but it should be at its finest from 2020-2046.

XSA
1282
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $573
XSA
1283
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $573
XSA
1284
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $573

E. GUIGAL La Turque 2013
Cote Rotie
Estimate Per Bottle: 600-650

SULTAN OF COTE ROTIE - "La La" La TURQUE  RP94 The 2013 Cote Rotie La Turque is a bit firm, austere and cool. It’s medium-bodied and tannic, with some drying notes on the finish that suggest further cellaring is warranted. Yes, it shows ample concentration and complex notes of plums and raspberries, but patience will be required.

XSA
1289
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $573
XSA
1290
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $573
XSA
1288
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $573

E. GUIGAL La Turque 2014
Cote Rotie
Estimate Per Bottle: 700-750

SULTAN OF COTE ROTIE - "La La" La TURQUE  RP98  Now that it's in bottle, the 2014 Cote Rotie La Turque has exceeded all of my earlier expectations. It's got those classic Côte Rôtie elements on the nose of smoked bacon, olives and violets, seamlessly entwined with supple tannins and raspberry fruit. Medium to full-bodied, it's silky and fine, showing tremendous length and complexity on the finish. On this occasion, La Turque came to the head of the class as the most approachable, exciting and elegant of the three La Las.

XSA
1297
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $619
XSA
1298
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $619
XSA
1299
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $619

CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1er Cru Classe 1970
1er Cru Classe Pauillac
Estimate Per Bottle: 1200-1300

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY - AND I'LL CRY IF YOU MISS IT! - Ultimate 50th present - Don't miss the boat - only one of these 

UCB
0938
1 BOTTLE High shoulder & severe label damageCurrent Bid: $760