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WENDOUREE2004
CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD1998
PENFOLDS Grange1997
TORBRECK Descendant2002
PENFOLDS Bin 7072008
CHATEAU HAUT BRION1996
PENFOLDS Grange1990
PENFOLDS Grange1996
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PENFOLDS Grange
HENSCHKE Hill of Grace

Lynton's Picks - Closing 29th September

KRUG Brut Cuvee 1985
Brut Cuvee Champagne
Estimate Per Bottle: 1600-1700

KRUG COLOSSUS - Fabled vintage - WineSearcher agggregated score 96/100 - Jancis R 19/20 - Jennie Cho Lee 100/100 - La Revue du Vin de France 19/20 - Wine Spectator 94/100 - Robert Parker 96/100 

JCA
0508
1 BOTTLE Slight cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $1100

KRUG Vintage Brut 2004
Vintage Brut Champagne
Estimate Per Bottle: 420-440

GORGEOUS RP97This is a gorgeous Krug vintage that is still on the rise

ACC
10492
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $395
ACC
10491
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $389
ACC
10490
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $389

KRUG Clos de Mesnil Blanc De Blanc 1985
Blanc De Blanc Champagne
Estimate Per Bottle: 6000-6500

SUPREME CLOS de MESNIL - Fabled vintage - IMPOSSIBLEY Rare - WineSearcher aggregated score 97/100 - La Revue du Vin de France 19/20 - Wine Spectator 96/100 - Cellar Tracker 97/100

JCA
0507
1 BOTTLE Slight cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $3500

ASHTON HILLS Reserve Pinot Noir 2019
Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills
Estimate Per Bottle: 70-75

POISED JH97 - ..the aromatics, nose and palate, are poised, waiting to find their lift in time. Experience says this wine will be on another level in 5 years

ACC
10313
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $62
ACC
10314
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $62
ACC
10315
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $62
ACC
10316
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $62
ACC
10317
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $62
ACC
10318
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $62

BROKENWOOD Graveyard Shiraz 2002
Shiraz Hunter Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 280-300

GRAVEYARD - HUNTER ICONwell-built, muscular Shiraz 

PRE
0878
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $249

BROKENWOOD ILR Reserve Semillon 2014
Semillon Hunter Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 95-100

HUNTER HERO - JH99an extraordinary colour of an extraordinary wine....Here it is perfectly (and naturally) balanced. 

XSA
1664
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $85
XSA
1666
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $85
XSA
1663
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $85
ACC
10262
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $85
ACC
10263
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $85
ACC
10264
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $85

CULLEN Vanya Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River
Estimate Per Bottle: 400-420

VANYA VINO VERITAS - The great truth of passion pursuing perfection - JH99 An extraordinary wine... Deeply coloured and highly fragrant ....takes you on a mesmerising ride with a mid-palate peak of pure, unalloyed cassis fruit, then a swish of integrated savoury tannins before rising again on the dark fruit line of the finish....

BSD
0254
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $308

DUKE'S Magpie Hill Reserve Riesling 2021
Riesling Porongurup
Estimate Per Bottle: 40-45

WORTHY SCION - THE LEGEND IS REWRITTEN - Duke's game changing 2017 Magpie Reserve Riesling has a brand new successor. The 2021, with label glue still wet, is yet to battle with the wine scribes.  The word is, 2021 MAY be the next level - FACT - Buy quick or wonder why you missed out 

ACC
10373
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $33
ACC
10374
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $32
ACC
10375
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $32
ACC
10376
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $32
ACC
10379
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $32
ACC
10380
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $32

HENSCHKE Hill of Grace Shiraz 1991
Shiraz Eden Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 1200-1300

THE GREAT & POWERFUL GRACE - 30th birthday edition is one of the best ever 

JCA
0509
1 BOTTLE Into neckCurrent Bid: $900
JCA
0510
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulderCurrent Bid: $700

HENSCHKE Hill of Grace Shiraz 1992
Shiraz Eden Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 1600-1700

GRACE RISING - Be prepared! - Beat the rush and disappointment - Best answer to next year's 30th is here NOW 

JCA
0511
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $1120
JCA
0512
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder, slight cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $960

HENSCHKE Hill of Grace Shiraz 1993
Shiraz Eden Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 700-750

RARE GRACE - Tiny production - beautiful example 

GAZ
0020
1 BOTTLE Slight cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $580

HENSCHKE Hill of Grace Shiraz 1994
Shiraz Eden Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 700-750

GRAND GORGEOUS GRACE - One of the best back vintage - Classic monument 

GAZ
0021
1 BOTTLE Into neckCurrent Bid: $540

HENSCHKE Mount Edelstone Shiraz 1996
Shiraz Eden Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 200-220

THE JUDGEMENT OF EDELSTONE - The Solomon of wine, the final arbiter of greatness and pretence - 1996 sit supreme 

GAZ
0015
1 BOTTLE Into neck, slight label damageCurrent Bid: $150

HENSCHKE Wheelwright Shiraz 2016
Shiraz Eden Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 120-130

WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS - Prophetic? - The Wheelwright is a blessing that is too good to be true - JH97 

ACC
10534
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $101
ACC
10535
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $101
ACC
10536
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $101
ACC
10537
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $101
ACC
10538
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $101
ACC
10539
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $101

HENTLEY FARM Clos Otto Shiraz 2010
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 240-250

OTTO EMPIRE - A TRIBUTE - JH96Deep, impenetrable purple, grading all the way to the rim; the bouquet sends wave upon wave of blackberry and black cherry fruit, coupled with licorice, to announce the spectacular palate that follows; oak plus touches of licorice and bitter chocolate join forces with the fruits of the bouquet; despite its massive frame, the wine is well-balanced and, cork permitting, has many decades in front of it. Do remember that this is for lovers of full-bodied Barossa shiraz, and is rated for them.

BSD
0282
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $200
BSD
0283
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $200
BSD
0284
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $200
BSD
0285
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $200

HENTLEY FARM Clos Otto Shiraz 2014
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 200-220

You could moor ships to this - JH96 - First tasted by Campbell Mattinson in Feb '16, the price now increased from $190. I haven't changed his tasting note, but have lifted the points from 95. 'Full-bodied in every sense. Rich, thick, powerful, its muscles bulging with sweet, blackberried, jam-stuffed fruit, its limbs of licorice and coffeed oak rippling with chunky ropes of tannin. You could moor ships to this. Its flavours reach into deep, inky pools; the finish pulls it all safely into harbour.'

BSD
0275
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $144
BSD
0276
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $144
BSD
0293
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $144
BSD
0294
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $144
BSD
0295
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $144
BSD
0296
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $144

HEWITSON The Mother Vine Shiraz 2015
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 90-100

SOME MOTHER - JH97Dean Hewitson took cuttings from one ancient vine planted in 1853 and laboriously increased the number of rootlings year by year. Freakishly good given the youth of the vines; its structure and texture are perfect, a mix of plum, blackberry and savoury notes, the length and balance faultless.

BSD
0261
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $64
BSD
0262
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $64
BSD
0256
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $64
BSD
0257
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $64
BSD
0258
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $64
BSD
0259
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $64

HOUGHTON Show Reserve Shiraz 1995
Shiraz Great Southern
Estimate Per Bottle: 140-150

FREAK - GRANGE KILLER - SHOW STOPPER - One of the greatest ever wine show successes - a truly great wine from a very humble family 

GAZ
0012
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder, slight capsule damage, cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $110

KATNOOK ESTATE Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon 1992
Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra
Estimate Per Bottle: 140-150

ODYSSEUS COMES HOME - Get ready for next year - JH94

JCA
0513
1 BOTTLE Into neckCurrent Bid: $96

LEEUWIN Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1979
Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River
Estimate Per Bottle: 200-220

UGLY BEAUTY - Ravishes of time have rendered this great classic a badly ullaged and faded relic - Museum display?

GAZ
0010
1 BOTTLE Mid low shoulder & cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $100

MAVERICK Ahren's Creek Grenache 2012
Grenache Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 70-80

TRUE BELIEVERS - There to witness the glorious birth and ascendancy of Oz Grenache greatness - JH92 - Lays down multiple challenges: its opulence, its alcohol, its variety and its price. The heat engendered by the alcohol is the issue, not so much the other facets of this massively powerful, old vine grenache. The jury is likely to be out for a considerable time.

BSD
0274
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $50

MAVERICK Trial Hill Grenache 2012
Grenache Eden Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 70-80

TRIAL BY JURY - Jury of success - A new day for premium Grenache - 2012 was near the take-off date 

BSD
0277
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $50
BSD
0278
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $50
BSD
0279
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $50
BSD
0280
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $50
BSD
0281
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $50

MOUNT MARY Quintet Cabernet Blend 1996
Cabernet Blend Yarra Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 200-220

UNKNOWN LEGEND - no reviews - must be good - how good? 

GAZ
0011
1 BOTTLE Slight label damageCurrent Bid: $132

ORLANDO Centenary Hill Shiraz 1994
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 50-60

PLAY TIME FOR THE ARTISTS IN THE PROCESS PLANT - Along with Johann, incredible wines that gave the talent pool a great super premium project to be proud of 

GAZ
0007
1 BOTTLE Into neck, stained labelCurrent Bid: $29
GAZ
0008
1 BOTTLE Cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $28

ORLANDO St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon 1994
Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra
Estimate Per Bottle: 40-45

WE LOST HUGO - Could have been a contender - flashes of greatness contained and controlled by the faceless ones obsessed by discounting and distribution - Seek out this Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon that never disapoints - A wine that could have been so much more - Now chopped into so many little brands - Lost forever 

GAZ
0001
1 BOTTLE Into neck, severe capsule damageCurrent Bid: $17
GAZ
0002
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $30
GAZ
0003
1 BOTTLE Slight label damageCurrent Bid: $25
GAZ
0004
1 BOTTLE Slight label damageCurrent Bid: $25
GAZ
0005
1 BOTTLE Into neckCurrent Bid: $23
GAZ
0006
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder, slight cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $20

ORLANDO St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra
Estimate Per Bottle: 40-45

ONE OF THE LOST BOYS - Wendy where are you?

GAZ
0009
1 BOTTLE Into neck, slight cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $25

PENFOLDS Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 1979
Cabernet Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 280-300

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence - Rare collectable early Bin 389

TAP
0001
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder & cellar damaged label, slight corroded capsule - Penfolds red wine clinic 2000/2001Current Bid: $200

PENFOLDS Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1992
Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 600-650

LONG & SUMPTUOUS - Get ready for next year - JH94  Dense red-purple; an exceptionally rich, concentrated and complex bouquet with blackcurrant, a touch of mint and well-balanced and integrated oak. The palate is long and sumptuous, with densely rich chocolate, blackberry and blackcurrant flavours, finishing with lingering tannins, surrounded throughout by layers of American oak.

JCA
0516
1 BOTTLE Into neckCurrent Bid: $400

PENFOLDS G4 Shiraz NV
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 5500-6000

PENFOLDS FIVE STAR - Rewards of Patience - Drink 2025 to 2060+. Four exceptional Grange vintages all connected to each other through combined oak maturation – 2002, 2004, 2008 and 2016. A unique experience of layered complexity and richness. Comprising 100 percent Grange DNA, Penfolds g4 has been expertly blended to fully animate and integrate the strengths of each Grange vintage. Peter Gago’s limited release multi-vintage Grange takes Max Schubert’s multi-regional masterpiece, where the sum is greater than the whole, to a new imaginative level. Deep crimson. Intense elderberry, blackberry, ginger and roasted walnut/chestnut/vanilla mocha aromas. Richly concentrated and expansive with dense blackberry, black cherry and bramble flavours, ginger, vanilla and grilled nut complexity and fresh-integrated acidity. Finishes firm and solid with liquorice and dark chocolate notes. Fresh and juicy with all the elements still unsprung, despite the near two-decade maturation period of the oldest vintage. This is Penfolds Grange through the prism of a time machine. Will last and last. Received 100 points from James Suckling and London’s World of Fine Wine magazine. “A rosebud with many petals. Intense, focussed and richly layered with very refined granular tannins and integrated new oak. Elemental and unknitted but should come together with further age.” (NB) “Softer and silkier than g3, reflecting the relative maturity of its components.” (NR)

DAN
0260
1 BOTTLE Blends of 2002, 2004, 2008, & 2016 GrangesCurrent Bid: $2960

PENFOLDS Grange Shiraz 1990
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 1000-1100

PENFOLDS FIVE STAR - Rewards of Patience - Drink now to 2060  Medium-deep crimson, intense blackberry, dried plum, grilled nut, shellac, walnut panforte, cherry liqueur and chinotto aromas with roasted chestnut and vanilla notes. Generous ripe blackberry, dark chocolate, panforte, grilled nut and shellac flavours with chocolaty tannins, mocha vanilla spice and oak notes with beautifully balanced acidity. Finishes chocolaty firm with plenty of mineral length and freshness. A decadent and hedonistic wine with extraordinary fruit density and attack. One of the greatest. 95 percent shiraz, 5 percent cabernet sauvignon. Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley), Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and Coonawarra. Voted Red Wine of the Year by Wine Spectator magazine in December 1995. “A famous vintage and wine. Everything is laid out with infinite precision finesse and length. At the peak of perfection.” (JH) “Fresh, vibrant and voluminous with layers of cedar, spice and mulberries and underlying but animated tannins.” (FW)

MIS
0001
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder, slight label damageCurrent Bid: $650
MIS
0004
1 BOTTLE Into neckCurrent Bid: $704
ALF
0012
1 MAGNUM BOXED Cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $1362
JCA
0517
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $770

PENFOLDS Grange Shiraz 1991
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 1300-1400

PENFOLDS FIVE STAR - Rewards of Patience - Drink now to 2050   Deep crimson. Intense complex black cherry, blackberry and dark chocolate aromas with roasted walnut and liquorice. A dense and spectacularly balanced wine with black cherry and blackberry fruits, apricot notes, plentiful chocolaty tannins, mid-palate generosity and underlying fresh acidity. Finishes chalky firm with superb apricot, vanilla and mocha notes. Classic Grange with all the elements in perfect balance. 95 percent shiraz, 5 percent cabernet sauvignon. Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley), Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. A worthy sparring partner to the more famous 1990. “Attractive balsamic aromas with beautifully controlled energy, mid-palate richness/vitality and silky velvety tannins.” (NB) “A study in opulence, ambition and deployed power. Raspberry, boysenberry, heady spices, Dutch liquorice and star anise. Vigorously fresh acidity, supple fruit and feathered finesse to the tannins.” (NR)

KNS
0378
1 BOTTLE Cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $720
JDW
0001
1 BOTTLE Into neckCurrent Bid: $750

PENFOLDS Grange Shiraz 1994
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 850-900

PENFOLDS FIVE STAR - Rewards of Patience - Drink now to 2040   Drink now to 2040. Deep crimson. Fresh lifted dark cherry, mulberry, blackberry and shellac aromas with mocha/dark chocolate notes. Expressive wine with fleshy mulberry, blackberry, graphite and espresso flavours, fine dense persistent tannins and integratedvanilla, roasted coffee and mocha oak complexity. Finishes chocolaty firm, long and sweet. A classic Grange vintage combining opulence, tannin richness and integrated acidity for further aging. 89 percent shiraz, 11 percent cabernet sauvignon. Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley), Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Coonawarra. “Tightly coiled, balanced and concentrated with bitter dark chocolate, wood varnish aroma and an excellent layered creamy structure with underlying grainy tannins.” (NB) “Doesn’t waste time in establishing its Grange credentials. The purple and black fruits, tannins and oak are perfectly weighted.” (JH)

106
0820
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $656
COL
0166
1 BOTTLE Cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $641

PENFOLDS Grange Shiraz 1996
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 1500-1600

PENFOLDS FIVE STAR - Rewards of Patience - Drink now to 2050   . Deep crimson. Fresh smoky coffee, mocha, blackberry and graphite aromas with liquorice herb garden/sage complexity. Generous and supple with dark cherry, blackberry, blackcurrant, dark plum fruits and fine plentiful chalky tannins, sweet mocha and vanilla oak, superb mid-palate density and salted liquorice/grilled nut complexity. Finishes grainy firm with persistent sweet apricot, mulberry fruit. One of the great vintages of the 1990s. 94 percent shiraz, 6 percent cabernet sauvignon. Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley), Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Magill Estate (Adelaide). Maturation of Grange temporarily discontinued at Magill. “Gridlock tannins indicate the wine is caught between adolescence and maturity. Leave it for a while.” (JH) “Bright and elegant with balsamic blueberry and blackberry fruits and pretty cedar spice notes. Mature palate with attractive richness, fine firm tannins and savoury complexity.” (FW)

UCB
0895
1 MAGNUM Cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $990
ALF
0018
1 MAGNUM BOXEDCurrent Bid: $1151
106
0821
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $760
106
0822
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $760
PRE
0812
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $750
PRE
0813
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $750
PRE
0814
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $749
PRE
0815
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $749
PRE
0816
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $799
BSD
0288
1 MAGNUM BOXEDCurrent Bid: $1040

PENFOLDS Grange Shiraz 1998
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 850-900

PENFOLDS FIVE STAR - Rewards of Patience - Drink now to 2055    Deep crimson. Intense dark plum, mulberry, blackberry, roasted chestnut, tobacco, chinotto and liquorice notes. Inky deep with mulberry, black cherry, blackberry and chinotto fruits, fine loose-knit chalky textures, attractive mid-palate density and dark chocolate and mocha oak complexity. Finishes chocolaty with a long tannin plume. Superbly balanced with sweet ripe fruit, perfectly attuned oak, integrated tannins and acidity. Supple and seamless in structure. A great Grange vintage. 97 percent shiraz, 3 percent cabernet sauvignon. Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley), Barossa Valley, Magill Estate (Adelaide) and Padthaway. “Splendidly rich and full bodied with blackberry fruits and made to measure tannins. Still youthful and exuberant despite its two decades of aging.” (JH) “An apogee of the opulent, decadent, all-this-andmore Grange style. A great example of exuberance without excess.” (NR)

106
0826
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $700

PENFOLDS Grange Shiraz 2002
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 900-950

PENFOLDS FIVE STAR - Rewards of Patience - Drink now to 2050  Deep crimson. Fresh dark cherry, blackberry and graphite aromas with dark chocolate, herb garden and chinotto notes with a hint of sage and violet. Inky sweet with supple dark cherry, mulberry, blackberry and praline espresso flavours, fine persistent chalky velvet tannins, roasted meat, chinotto and dried herb notes with attractive mid-palate richness and persistent long slinky al dente finish. Superb fruit complexity and mineral length. Elegance and power. 98.5 percent shiraz, 1.5 percent cabernet sauvignon. Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley) and Barossa Valley. “Rich energetic wine with juicy red fruits, bitter chocolate spice flavours and fine grippy tannins.” (JR) “Fresh and youthful with vibrant black fruits, dark chocolate/cocoa notes. Some cedar and sandalwood on the palate with remarkable linear acidity and fine tannins.” (FW)

106
0833
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $681
106
0834
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $681
PRE
0572
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $759
PRE
0573
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $759

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

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: $1499
PRE
0817
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $749
PRE
0818
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $749
BSD
0289
1 MAGNUM BOXEDCurrent Bid: $1100

PENFOLDS Grange Shiraz 2006
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 800-850

PENFOLDS FIVE STAR - Rewards of Patience – Drink 2025 to 2065   Drink 2025 to 2065. Deep crimson. Deep blackberry, mulberry, dark chocolate, liquorice and herb garden notes. Beautifully concentrated blackberry, mulberry and liquorice flavours with fine plentiful rich persistent chalky tannins, attractive inky complexity and buoyancy on the mid-palate. Fresh roasted walnut, mocha and vanilla oak notes. Finishes chalky firm with a long graphite tannin plume. A superb vintage. 100 percent shiraz. Barossa Valley (including significant contributions from Kalimna and Koonunga Hill vineyards) and Magill Estate (Adelaide). “Fabulously dark fruited and opulent with plush velvety tannins. A seamless tannic mass but nothing at all abrasive. Glorious future ahead.” (NB) “Powerful smoky cherry aromas with floral exotic spices. Rich and dense with bitter cherry, pipe tobacco flavours, roasted coffee oak complexity and fine supple tannins.” (JR)

KIM
0431
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $729
KIM
0432
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $729
KIM
0433
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $729
KIM
0434
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $729
KIM
0435
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $729
KIM
0436
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $729
PRE
0576
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $729
PRE
0577
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $729
PRE
0578
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $729
PRE
0579
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $729

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

PENFOLDS FIVE STAR - Rewards of Patience – Drink 2025 to 2060  Drink 2025 to 2060. Deep crimson. Beautiful dark cherry, blackberry pastille, dark chocolate and mocha aromas with sweet apricot and stone fruit notes. Generously supple and inky with ample blackberry pastille and blackcurrant fruits, fine dense chalky tannins, superb mid-palate buoyancy, underlying mocha notes and long fresh ripe sweet tannins. Finishes chocolaty firm with plenty of liquorice notes. A riper-style Grange with marvellous power and density from a classic Penfolds year. 98 percent shiraz, 2 percent cabernet sauvignon. Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and Magill Estate (Adelaide). Difficult growing conditions were overcome by meticulous vineyard management and fruit selection from earlier ripening, older vines. Received 100 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. “Animated fresh blueberry, mulberry and incense aromas. Beautifully supple and surprisingly graceful with polished tannins, oak complexity and well-integrated acidity.” (NB) “Youthful and exuberant with cassis, bitter chocolate, violet and liquorice characters. Chewy/grippy tannins, superb density and tension.” (JR)

OTT
0282
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $650
OTT
0283
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $605
OTT
0305
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600
PRE
0279
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $749
PRE
0281
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $749
PRE
0282
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $749
KIM
0186
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $769
KIM
0187
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $769
KIM
0188
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $769
PRE
0819
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $899
PRE
0820
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $899
PRE
0821
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $899

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

PENFOLDS FIVE STAR - Rewards of Patience – Drink 2036 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)

DEB
0015
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $692
DEB
0016
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $691
DEB
0017
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $691
DEB
0018
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $691
DEB
0019
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $691
KIM
0098
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $849
KIM
0099
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $849
KIM
0100
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $849
KIM
0101
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $849
KIM
0102
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $849
PRE
0287
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $849
KIM
0189
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $849

PENFOLDS Grange Shiraz 2015
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 750-800

PENFOLDS FIVE STAR - Rewards of Patience – Drink 2030 to 2080   Drink 2030 to 2080. Deep crimson. Fresh blackberry, blackcurrant, red cherry, dark chocolate and mocha aromas with herb garden and star anise notes. Generous and supple with inky dark cherry, blackberry pastille and mulberry fruits, fine graphite textures, inky mid-palate complexity and fresh underlying mocha/crème brûlée oak. Silken, sinuous and beautifully integrated with extraordinarily restrained power and wonderful mineral length. Finishes with a firm chocolaty plume. Not as substantial as 2014 but more classic in structure like the Claret style first envisaged. Is it 1963 all over again? 98 percent shiraz, 2 percent cabernet sauvignon. Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley and Magill Estate (Adelaide). Voted Wine of the Year by US lifestyle magazine Robb Report in June 2020.  “Dark fruits and dark chocolate bouquet with most attractive dark liquorice nuances. The tannins are civilised and settled playing a very supportive structural role.” (JH) “Inky deep with a sweet core of ripe sweet black fruits and coating, quite grippy tannins.” (FW)

VIN
0059
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $520
VIN
0062
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $520
VIN
0063
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $650
VIN
0065
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $520
VIN
0066
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $520
VIN
0067
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $520

PENFOLDS Grange Shiraz 2016
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 800-850

PENFOLDS FIVE STAR - Rewards of Patience – Drink 2030 to 2070  Deep crimson. Intense elemental wine with elderberry, brambly liquorice, dark cherry, blackberry, blackcurrant and blueberry aromas. Gorgeously seductive with dark cherry, blackberry, dried plum fruits, superb rich dark chocolate and grilled nut notes, plentiful ripe tannins and mocha-roasted chestnut and vanilla oak notes. Finishes slinky chalky and long with mineral length. Superb density and power. All in balance but still unintegrated. Superb potential. 97 percent shiraz, 3 percent cabernet sauvignon. Barossa Valley (including Kalimna Vineyard), McLaren Vale and Clare Valley with a 1 percent contribution from Magill Estate. “Powerful young Grange with plush blue and dark fruits, spicy mocha oak, and dense chewy tannins all in seamless harmony.” (JR) “Lovely crushed blueberries and cocoa with seamless new oak. Very beautiful and harmonious with a deep-seated elegance.” (FW

VIN
0119
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $525
VIN
0121
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $520
VIN
0122
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $520
VIN
0123
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $520
VIN
0124
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $520
VIN
0125
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $520

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1967
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 3300-3500

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence - PENFOLDS FOUR STAR - Rewards of Patience - Drink soon - Deep crimson. Intense dark chocolate,dark cherry, roasted walnut and vanilla aromas with nutmeg and polished leather notes. Inky and supple with roasted walnut, redcurrant, dried mushroom, leather and nutty crème brûlée flavours, fine sinewy tannins, attractive mid-palate richness and long and integrated mineral acidity. Finishes chalky/al dente firm with a long graphite plume. 94 percent shiraz, 6 percent cabernet sauvignon. Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley), Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Magill Estate (Adelaide). Won the Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1968, the second time in three years. Released as Bin 95 (also Bin 74). “In remarkably fresh condition with a fragrant bouquet, good dark berry dark chocolate flavours and still active supple tannins; nothing drying or rasping.” (JH) “Tapenade, meaty, Dutch liquorice and dark spices with riding boots still carrying the faint scent of the last ride.” (NR)

BRE
0002
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic, label damageCurrent Bid: $2000

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

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence - PENFOLDS FOUR STAR - Rewards of Patience - 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.” (NR)

NIK
0068
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder, slight capsule damage, cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $1600
NIK
0070
1 BOTTLE Into neckCurrent Bid: $1840
NIK
0071
1 BOTTLE Into neckCurrent Bid: $1840
DAV
0003
1 BOTTLE High shoulder & cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $1600
GRE
0002
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 1996 & cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $3200
GRE
0001
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 1996 & cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $3200
JCA
0518
1 BOTTLE High shoulder & label damageCurrent Bid: $1600

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1977
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 1900-2000

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence - PENFOLDS TWO STAR - Rewards of Patience - Drink up (now to past). Now looking overdeveloped. The fruit richness is fading, revealing drying tannins and marked acidity. 91 percent shiraz, 9 percent cabernet sauvignon. Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley), Barossa Valley, Magill Estate (Adelaide) and Clare Valley.

TAP
0002
1 BOTTLE Cellar damaged label - Penfolds red wine clinic 2000/2001Current Bid: $1280

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1983
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 1900-2000

PENFOLDS FIVE STAR - Rewards of Patience - Drink now to 2040 Medium-deep crimson. Intense dark chocolate, blackberry shellac, hazelnut and herb garden aromas with cola, dust and graphite notes. Inky textured but substantial with developed dark chocolate, blackberry, hazelnut and crème brûlée flavours and red liquorice notes. Plentiful fine lacy textures, attractive inky complexity and extra-fine acidity. Finishes chalky with apricot and graphite notes. 94 percent shiraz, 6 percent cabernet sauvignon. Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley), Barossa Valley, Magill Estate and Modbury Vineyard (Adelaide). “Powerful and expressive with smoky dried cherry, blueberry, espresso aromas, superb richness, spicy sweet oak notes and fine persistent tannins.” (JR) “Lovely lifted spice nose and a graceful elegant palate with many layers of spice cake, mulberry, coffee and cocoa.” (FW)

JCA
0522
1 MAGNUM Very high shoulderCurrent Bid: $1361

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1986
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 2400-2500

PENFOLDS FIVE STAR - Rewards of Patience - Drink now to 2045 Deep crimson. Evolved blackberry and dark chocolate aromas with mocha, roasted chestnut, liquorice notes and herb garden nuances. Richly concentrated, dense and powerful with pronounced dark chocolate, mocha, blackberry liquorice flavours, fine muscular tannins, meaty dried herb complexity and underlying roasted chestnut and vanilla oak notes. Firm chocolaty graphite finish with an attractive inky plume. A landmark Grange vintage. 87 percent shiraz, 13 percent cabernet sauvignon. Kalimna Vineyard (Barossa Valley), Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale and Modbury Vineyard (Adelaide). Don Ditter’s last Grange. “Evolved, concentrated dark berry and slightly caramelised fruit with grippy unresolved tannins.” (NB) “A savoury, meaty, earthy wine with sweet brambly fruit poking through. An ironstone spine and sternfirmness.” (NR)

JCA
0523
1 MAGNUMCurrent Bid: $2101

PENFOLDS St Henri Shiraz 1971
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 1800-2000

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence PENFOLDS FIVE STAR - Rewards of Patience - Drink now to soon - Medium-deep brick crimson. Intense orange peel, camomile, rose garden and cassis aromas with beautiful roasted coffee notes. A superbly concentrated wine with orange peel, rose garden, dried herb and chinotto flavours. Superb fine silky textures, long fresh acidity and smoked meat notes at the finish. A beautiful wine and one of the great St Henri vintages of all time. “Ravishingly silky and succulent with meaty savoury notes. The palate still has plenty of fruit sweetness and depth supported by very fine supple tannins.” (NB)  “Dark berries and dry leaves, a lick of sweet soy and char siu, spice and smoke. A suppleness and restrained fleshiness. Some cola and chinottonotes at the finish.” (NR)  

NIK
0062
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2018, label damageCurrent Bid: $805

PETER LEHMANN Stonewell Shiraz 1989
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 400-450

JWT FANCY PANTS - Boxed magnum celebrating the Jimmy Watson Trophy win - Sweet dreams on memory lane

JCA
0524
1 MAGNUM Into neck, label damageCurrent Bid: $180

POWELL & SON Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2016
Grenache Shiraz Mataro Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 45-50

THE CHOSEN OLD - The cheapest super premium experience around - Delivers velvet smooth, long and complex at a mad low price  - The forces of fashion deem GSM a lesser creature than the pricy Sultan of Shiraz - Fashions change - Try it - Love it - Buy it - Hold it, If you can 

XPO
0531
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $39
XPO
0532
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $39
XPO
0452
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $39
XPO
0450
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $39
XPO
0447
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $39
XPO
0448
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $39

POWELL & SON Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2017
Grenache Shiraz Mataro Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 45-50

THE CHOSEN OLD - The cheapest super premium experience around - Delivers velvet smooth, long and complex at a mad low price  - The forces of fashion deem GSM a lesser creature than the pricy Sultan of Shiraz - Fashions change - Try it - Love it - Buy it - Hold it, If you can 

XPO
0586
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $38
XPO
0582
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $38
XPO
0583
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $38
XPO
0584
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $38
XPO
0585
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $38
XPO
0581
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $38

TORBRECK The Laird Shiraz 2010
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 800-850

THE BIG GUN - From 2010, the time of extreme, unmeasurable excellence

BSD
0255
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $690

VOYAGER ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon 1990
Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River
Estimate Per Bottle: 40-45

ARCHIVISTS - The Voyage of discovery begins - One for the Museum 

GAZ
0014
1 BOTTLE Mid-high shoulder, label damageCurrent Bid: $19

FELTON ROAD Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2020
Pinot Noir Central Otago
Estimate Per Bottle: 60-65

BUY OR MISS OUT - One of the hottest properties in the mix

ACC
10515
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $53
ACC
10516
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $53
ACC
10517
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $53
ACC
10518
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $53
ACC
10519
1 BOTTLE Slight label damageCurrent Bid: $49
ACC
10520
1 BOTTLE Slight label damageCurrent Bid: $49

PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO Riserva Asili 2016
Barbaresco
Estimate Per Bottle: 150-160

MARVEL OF THE NEW RENAISSIANCE - RP97 - The Produttori del Barbaresco 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Asili (with 9,029 bottles produced) is distinguished by its elegance and the very smooth and silky delivery of fruit managed here. Seamless transitions are made between wild berry, blue flower, limestone, earth and crushed stone. The wine is expertly stitched together and ever so polished and glossy, just like a ruby gemstone. The Conti, Lembo and Viglino families take credit for supplying the Asili fruit for this blend.

ACC
10528
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $134
ACC
10529
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $134
ACC
10530
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $135

PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO Riserva Muncagota 2011
Barbaresco
Estimate Per Bottle: 140-150

MARVEL OF THE NEW RENAISSIANCE - RP92 The 2011 Barbaresco Riserva Muncagota is reflective of the warm vintage. This is a solid and slightly rigid expression that shows hints of cherry marmalade, rum cake and prune. Those heavy aromas lift to reveal a wine with dark red cherry and mild spice at its core. Subtle background tones of balsam herb and rosemary oil add extra dimension. In the mouth, the wine delivers a point of sharpness or tartness. Overall, this wine is not as open as the others in this beautiful series of Riserva wines.

ACC
8660
1 BOTTLE Slight label damageCurrent Bid: $97
ACC
8947
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $98
ACC
8951
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $98
ACC
8952
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $98

PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO Riserva Muncagota 2016
Barbaresco
Estimate Per Bottle: 150-160

MARVEL OF THE NEW RENAISSIANCE - RP96 The 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Muncagota stands out in this group of nine for the slightly more mineral-driven definition on the bouquet and the bigger textural impact and structure of the mouthfeel. There is plenty of wild fruit and cherry, but the wine's aromas also veer toward crushed stone, iron ore, spice and candied orange peel. You feel the impact on the palate, thanks to integrated tannins, freshness and an elegant dose of fruit or phenolic weight. Fruit for this wine is sourced from vineyards owned by the Bellora, Lignana and Viglino families. Production for Muncagota in this vintage is 11,157 bottles.

ACC
10525
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $135
ACC
10526
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $134
ACC
10527
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $134

PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO Riserva Pora 2016
Barbaresco
Estimate Per Bottle: 150-160

MARVEL OF THE NEW RENAISSIANCE - RP95 Starting off this tasting of new Riservas from Produttori del Barbaresco is the 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Pora. This is a beautifully elegant and silky wine with a soft entry of wild berry fruit, lilac and wild rose. The bouquet opens gracefully with a fluid, slow-building intensity that feels silky and delicate to all the senses. It holds back from showing any overt or determined level of power, remaining instead silky and smooth throughout. It treads quietly and softly. Production is 13,403 bottles, and fruit is sourced from the Dellaferrera and Manzone family vineyards. I came back to this wine 24 hours after the bottle was open and added one more point to my score.

ACC
10531
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $134
ACC
10532
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $134
ACC
10533
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $134

CHATEAU HAUT BRION 1er Cru Classe 1996
1er Cru Classe Pessac Leognan
Estimate Per Bottle: 1500-1600

ON A HIGHER PLANE - RP95  While in some vintages La Mission Haut-Brion and Haut-Brion can be close in quality, that is not the case in this vintage. The 1996 Haut-Brion, a blend of 50% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cabernet Franc is clearly on a higher plane than the La Mission. There is something much more expansive and complete on the nose: greater depth of fruit, more harmonious with scents of underbrush, tar, black olive and this bottle perhaps less "feral" than I have noticed on previous examples. The palate is very well balanced with dark cherries, sous-bois and cedar. This is one vintage where I think the Cabernet Franc plays an important role and lends more complexity. This is a 1996 that has retained and built upon beguiling fleshiness and it will continue to evolve with style and panache. Tasted July 2016

JKL
0080
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $1201
JKL
0081
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $1250

CHATEAU LATOUR 1er Cru Classe 1995
1er Cru Classe Pauillac
Estimate Per Bottle: 1500-1600

A BEAUTY - RP96  - A beauty, the opaque dense purple-colored 1995 exhibits jammy cassis, vanillin, and minerals in its fragrant but still youthful aromatics. Medium to full-bodied, with exceptional purity, superb concentration, and a long, intense, ripe, 40-second finish, this is a magnificent example of Latour. As the wine sat in the glass, scents of roasted espresso and toasty new oak emerged. This classic will require considerable cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2050.

JKL
0076
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $1200
JKL
0077
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $1000
JKL
0078
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $985
JKL
0079
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $985

CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1er Cru Classe 1998
1er Cru Classe Pauillac
Estimate Per Bottle: 1500-1600

 Love the place this wine is in right now - RP97 - Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 1998 Mouton Rothschild is deep garnet-brick in color with lovely crème de cassis, dried roses, hoisin and baking spice notes with underlying notions of dried cherries and mulberries plus touches of wood smoke, incense and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied and packed with rich fruit framed by firm, chewy tannins, it is stacked with complex, evolving flavors and finishes with incredibly long-lasting perfumed notes. According to winemaker Philippe Dhalluin, this needs about three hours of decanting at this stage. I simply love the place this wine is in right now, possessing plenty of mature, tertiary characters yet still sporting bags of fruit. It won’t be fading anytime soon either and should cellar nicely for 20-25+ more years.

JKL
0082
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $1301