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

Rating: 100 points

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

Lot 7091 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $268
Lot 7101 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $268
Lot 7111 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $268
Lot 7121 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $268
Lot 7131 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $268
Lot 7141 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $268
Lot 7151 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $268
Lot 7161 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $268
Lot 7171 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $268
Lot 7181 BOTTLE Slight weepingCurrent Bid: $202
Lot 7191 BOTTLE Slight weepingCurrent Bid: $197
Lot 7201 BOTTLE Slight weepingCurrent Bid: $197
Lot 7211 BOTTLE Slight weepingCurrent Bid: $197
Lot 7221 BOTTLE Slight weepingCurrent Bid: $197
Lot 7231 BOTTLE Slight weepingCurrent Bid: $205

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

Rating: 100 points

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

Lot 20891 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $650
Lot 20901 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $650
Lot 20911 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $650
Lot 20921 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $650
Lot 20931 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600
Lot 20941 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $600
Lot 20951 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $680
Lot 20961 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $650
Lot 20971 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $650
Lot 20981 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $616
Lot 20991 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $616
Lot 21001 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $616

M. CHAPOUTIER Ermitage L'Ermite Blanc 2006
Blanc Hermitage
Estimate Per Bottle: 650-670

Rating: 100 points

The lightest colored of the three whites, the 2006 Ermitage l'Ermite Blanc is unquestionably one of the greatest white wines in the world today. Full-bodied, seamless, silky and yet hugely concentrated, with to-die-for notes of praline, caramelized fruits, liquid rock, toasted almonds and celery seed, it’s the quintessential Hermitage Blanc possessing an incredible amount of fruit and texture paired with elegance, purity and finesse.

Lot 42721 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $612
Lot 42731 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $612

M. CHAPOUTIER Ermitage L'Ermite Rouge 2012
Rouge Hermitage
Estimate Per Bottle: 300-350

Rating: 100 points

Another wine that topped out on my scale, the 523-case 2012 Ermitage l'Ermite is as profound an Hermitage as you can find. Coming from the granite soils located around the Chapel on the top of Hermitage hill, it's always the most tight, backward and structured of the releases, even more so than the Pavillon, which always seems to have another layer of sweet fruit to me. The 2012 is deeper and richer than the 2011, yet as with most 2012s, it more approachable and forward than the 2010 (and 2009 in this case). Exhibiting awesome notes of powdered rock, creme de cassis, liquid violets and lite gunpowder, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, awesome mid-palate depth and building, ultra-fine tannin that frame the finish. It's an incredible wine that will won't start to become approachable until a decade after the vintage, and then will keep for three decades.

Lot 42761 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $400

M. CHAPOUTIER Ermitage L'Ermite Rouge 2017
Rouge Hermitage
Estimate Per Bottle: 580-600

Rating: 100 points

The 2017 Ermitage l'Ermite is equally astounding but a completely different expression of Hermitage. Somehow this combines the reservedness of le Pavillon with the generosity of le Méal, resulting in a wine that I can only describe as perfect. The pristine cassis fruit is remarkably pure, joined by complex notes of crushed stone, salted licorice and the slightest hints of fine-grained oak. It's full-bodied, concentrated and velvety in texture, with oodles of chewy but ripe tannins and a finish that goes on for minutes.

Lot 42771 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $545
Lot 42781 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $545

M. CHAPOUTIER Ermitage Le Meal Blanc 2015
Blanc Hermitage
Estimate Per Bottle: 440-450

Rating: 100 points

Another perfect wine is the 2015 Ermitage le Meal Blanc. The most decadent, unctuous and layered in the lineup, with to-die-for notes of white currants, toasted nuts, celery seed and licorice, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a huge mid-palate and a refreshing, pure, yet blockbuster finish that just won’t quit. If I had to pick a desert island white, this might be it.

Lot 42811 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $381

1er Cru Classe Pauillac
Estimate Per Bottle: 1400-1500

Rating: 100 points

Composed of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Mouton Rothschild has an opaque garnet-purple color. WOW—the nose explodes from the glass with powerful blackcurrant cordial, black raspberries, blueberry pie and melted chocolate notions, plus suggestions of aniseed, camphor, lifted kirsch and the faintest waft of a subtle floral perfume in the background. Full-bodied, concentrated, bold and totally seductive in the mouth, it has very fine-grained, silt-like tannins, while jam-packed with tightly wound fruit layers, finishing in this wonderful array of mineral sparks. Magic.

Lot 50821 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $1160