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Lynton's Picks - Closing 22nd May

BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Angelica Zapata Chardonnay 2019
Chardonnay Mendoza
Estimate: 50-55

TRIP PLANNER - South American Lux blends are now locked into Wine World - Ready to take the trip? - Here, Is a good place to start 

ACC
15775
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $47
XSA
1871
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $47
XSA
1866
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $47
XSA
1847
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $47
XSA
1844
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $47

BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Angelica Zapata Malbec 2018
Malbec Mendoza
Estimate Per Bottle: 55-60

TRIP PLANNER - South American Lux blends are now locked into Wine World - Ready to take the trip? - Here, Is a good place to start 

XSA
2254
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $47
XSA
2253
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $47
XSA
2252
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $47
XSA
2251
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $47

CHATEAU MONTELENA Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 170-180

TAKE THE JUDGEMENT TRIP - The 1976 Judgement of Paris saw Montelana as the victor and new world revolutionaries as a winning force - The revolution continues 

XWE
0308
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $126
XWE
0302
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $126
XWE
0301
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $126
XWE
0300
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $126
XWE
0299
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $126
XWE
0298
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $126

CHATEAU MUSAR Cabernet Carigan Cinsault 1998
Cabernet Carigan Cinsault Lebanon
Estimate Per Bottle: 170-180

BIBLICAL - Great wine of the Holy Lands - Once was water!

ACC
14349
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $151
ACC
14350
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $151
XSA
2237
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $152
XSA
2236
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $152
XSA
2235
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $152

CHRIS RINGLAND Three Rivers Dry Grown Shiraz 1992
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 950-1000

RINGLAND THREE RIVERS - EPIC UNWOUND -  1992 one of the first - Parker gave six 99 and 100 point scores in 10 years - then the Three Rivers went up in legal smoke 

NIK
0228
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $720

CULLEN Cabernet Merlot 1996
Cabernet Merlot Margaret River
Estimate Per Bottle: 150-160

THE WINE BEFORE THE NAME - JH95Excellent, strong purple-red colour; the bouquet shows perfectly ripened fruit woven through with sweet, cedary oak; a beautifully balanced and structured palate with classic cassis fruit and fine, lingering tannins. Changed to Dianna Madeline in 2001 

LAR
0018
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $96

CULLEN Cabernet Merlot 1999
Cabernet Merlot Margaret River
Estimate Per Bottle: 180-200

THE WINE BEFORE THE NAME - JH96 -Strong purple-red, the powerful but pristine bouquet proclaims the blackberry/blackcurrant/cassis fruit of the palate framed by the inimitable Cullen tannins which run through from the mid-palate to the finish. Changed to Dianna Madeline in 2001 

GJ3
0013
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $130

HARDYS Reserve Bin C464 Vintage Port 1964
Vintage Port South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 220-240

GOLDEN AGE OF FORTIFIED - Time long passed when Port was the ultimate expression -Table wine was the left overs - SPECIAL 60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION 

GGR
0194
1 BOTTLE Label damageCurrent Bid: $199

HENSCHKE Hill of Grace Shiraz 1986
Shiraz Eden Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 900-1000

GREAT GRACE - RP94Deep brick color, the 1986 Hill of Grace is a well-defined nose of dried mulberries and kirsch with hints of truffles, menthol, earth and cigar boxes. Medium-bodied with good fruit concentration and plenty of savory, spicy layers of flavors, it has bright acid, medium-firm, grainy tannins and a long finish. It is mature.  2013 Lisa Perotti-Brown MW vertical tasting

NIK
0176
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder & label damageCurrent Bid: $680

HENSCHKE Hill of Grace Shiraz 1988
Shiraz Eden Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 900-1000

GREAT GRACE - RP89The 1988 Hill of Grace is medium deep brown in color and replete with earthy and leathery aromas marred by a touch of rancio /aldehydic notes that seem to recover after a few minutes and show some treacle and Indian spice hints. It is an interesting wine, though just a bit flat and tired on the palate with of medium level chewy tannins, crisp acid and a good length on what remains of the fruit. It is mature. 2013 Lisa Perotti-Brown MW vertical tasting

STO
0094
1 BOTTLE Into neck, signs of past weeping, & slight label damageCurrent Bid: $520
NIK
0178
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder & cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $680

HENSCHKE Hill of Grace Shiraz 1992
Shiraz Eden Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 900-1000

HOLDING STRONG - RP93 - Deep garnet-brick colored, the 1992 Hill of Grace exudes aromas of dried mulberries, blackberry preserves, iron ore, menthol and lavender. Well-structured with medium-firm chewy tannins, crisp acid and muscular fruit, it has a long and earthy finish. It is mature and holding strong2013 Lisa Perotti-Brown MW vertical tasting

ROB
0004
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder & slight label damageCurrent Bid: $600
ROB
0005
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder, slight label damageCurrent Bid: $600
ROB
0006
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder, slight label damageCurrent Bid: $600

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

GREATEST GRACE? - RP98 -JH94

ONE OF THE BEST EVER VINTAGES - JH94 - Medium purple-red; vanillin oak is immediately evident on the bouquet, but without subduing the smooth supple fruit, showing none of the "sauvage" characters of the 1993. A lovely wine on the palate, although the oak is very evident, perhaps supporting, perhaps distracting from the fruit. A mild, dry summer with a slow start to vintage was followed by two weeks of hot weather, which ripened everything at once. Stephen Henschke described it as the year of the "black ferments", and regards it as having the potential to be one of the best ever vintages.

RP98- Deep brick-colored, the 1994 Hill of Grace offers notes of stewed plums, dried berries and baking spices with nuances of aniseed, vanilla and potpourri. Medium to full-bodied, it has great concentration and structure in the mouth, with crisp acid plus firm, grainy tannins, and is packed with layered, dried berry and spice flavors before finishing long with tons of remaining fruit. This wine still has many years to go. Drink it now to 2030+.2013 Lisa Perotti-Brown MW vertical tasting

STO
0073
1 BOTTLE Slight label damageCurrent Bid: $630

HENSCHKE Hill of Grace Shiraz 1998
Shiraz Eden Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 900-1000

RP90Deep garnet-brick in color, the 1998 Hill of Grace has a medicinal nose of iodine plus warm plums, prunes, licorice and espresso. A bit hard in the mouth, it has crisp acid, medium to firm, chewy and somewhat astringent tannins through the long finish. Mature now, it should keep through 2020+2013 Lisa Perotti-Brown MW vertical tasting

NIC
0021
1 BOTTLE Slight label damageCurrent Bid: $548

HENSCHKE Hill of Grace Shiraz 2018
Shiraz Eden Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 900-950

GREATEST GRACE? - JH99The 60th anniversary of what is widely considered Australia's finest single-vineyard wine. Sometimes you've got to pinch yourself and ponder what a lucky existence this wine hack stuff is, sitting here in the Henschke cellar door having just tasted 26 vintages of Hill of Grace spanning back to 1958. Grace by name, grace by nature, it is an elegant, beautiful wine, tannin–acid architecture on point, the fruit depth is just stunning, dotted with five-spice, sage, pepper, charcuterie, crushed quartz and the most lovely, kinetic tannin structure. Finishes with great sustain, harmony and grace. Voluminous and complex, with amazing fruit density and just a complete wine. A classic!

RP98 -The Hill of Grace vineyard, in Eden Valley, comprises 13 separate blocks, six of which feed into the Hill of Grace Shiraz. The oldest block (0.56 hectares), known as "Grandfathers," was planted around 1860. The other blocks were planted in 1910 (0.33 hectares), 1951 (1.08 hectares), 1952 (0.7 hectares), 1956 (0.88 hectares) and 1965 (0.57 hectares). The 2018 Hill of Grace Shiraz was matured in a combination of new (20%) and seasoned (80%) oak hogsheads (83% French, 17% American) for 18 months prior to blending and bottling. On the nose, the 2018 vintage assists this wine in speaking clearly of its regional location: raspberry and licorice, coal dust, black tea and tobacco leaf. There are inflections of black truffle and bone broth, which always seem to emerge, however the wine is brighter and more focused than I have seen. It offers a beautiful, svelte display of fruit and tannin, with all things in harmony in the mouth. This is very long, as we would expect from the pedigree of this wine and the vineyard. It is concentrated and intense, sinewy, elegant and powerful—a wine for the future generation.

ACC
15965
1 BOTTLE BOXEDCurrent Bid: $749
ACC
15966
1 BOTTLE BOXEDCurrent Bid: $749
ACC
15967
1 BOTTLE BOXEDCurrent Bid: $749
ACC
16426
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $749
ACC
16427
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $749

HENSCHKE Hill of Grace Shiraz 2019
Shiraz Eden Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 950-980

GREATEST GRACE? - JH99 - Henschke has deemed the 2019 release 'a vintage graced by the nurturer', a reference to Prue Henschke's work in the vineyards and relentless pursuit of perfection in the viticultural field. I used to live on the property between Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone and have seen first hand the hard work and love given to these vines, so hats off to the nurturer. Again, tiny yields in 2019, but it is a beautifully detailed, layered wine – as expected from these gnarled ancestor vines (160 years old). It's seamless with perfectly poised blackberry and dark berry fruits, five-spice, sage, softly spoken oak and the gentle tug of superfine, toothsome tannins. Lacy, mineral-laden acidity propels the wine forward and the finish is long, elegant and in perfect pitch. Grace by name, grace by nature.

RP97 - SUPER - The 2019 Hill of Grace Shiraz was picked earlier than the Mount Edelstone fruit, and it was picked on a single day, on March 8. This vineyard has more silt, and it brings out anise and five spice aromas in the wine. It ripens earlier than Mount Edelstone, is darker and more concentrated than the former and brings out the concentration of black fruit and fine tannins that the Eden Valley is so capable of. On the palate, the wine is super fragrant, elegant and fine, with bone broth and rose petals, peppercorns, crushed herbs, black cherry, raspberry pip, black tea and graphite. This is an eloquent wine, and it speaks of the evocatively beautiful place that is the Eden Valley. The tannins hold the fruit in a gentle way in the mouth. It is fine, such a fine expression—I must say, it's not at all what I expected of the 2019 vintage. It's a triumph of a wine. Super. 14.5% alcohol, sealed under Vinolok. Bottle number 0074.

ACC
16640
1 BOTTLE BOXEDCurrent Bid: $841
ACC
16641
1 BOTTLE BOXEDCurrent Bid: $841
ACC
16642
1 BOTTLE BOXEDCurrent Bid: $841

HENSCHKE Hill of Roses Shiraz 2018
Shiraz Eden Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 480-500

I LOVE IT - RP98The 2018 Hill of Roses Shiraz is sourced from a block within the Hill of Grace vineyard that was planted in 1989 with the intention of being a nursery bloc. The planting there is known as the Post Office Block. While the vines are, at this stage, too young to be considered for inclusion in the Hill of Grace, the wine is considered special and warranting its own bottling. Personally, I feel the young vines lend an energy and vigor to the wine, and I like the red fruited clarity that it shows each year. It matured in a combination of new (25%) and seasoned (75%) French oak hogsheads for 18 months prior to release. The nose and the palate are totally aligned: red licorice, raspberries, crushed rocks, red velvet, sage, squid ink, aniseed/anise, quartz and brine. There's the telltale black tea and minerality of the Eden on show, too. This is a sensational wine. This is texturally svelte and seamless (the nod to red velvet above is a textural observation). I love it. If ever I was going to fall for this wine, it would be here, in this clear-spoken, gracefully enunciated 2018 vintage.

ACC
15964
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $409

HUTTON VALE FARM Shiraz 2012
Shiraz Eden Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 70-75

JH98 - VERY, VERY DISTINGUISHEDPart of the vineyard was planted in the '60s with cuttings from Mount Edelstone Vineyard, the remainder planted in the '90s, destemmed, 6 days on skins, matured for 2 years in French puncheons (5% new). A very, very distinguished Eden Valley shiraz; the intense black fruits/licorice/spice fruit has absorbed the French oak and largely dismissed the tannins, the latter providing a distant drum beat on the exceptionally long finish and aftertaste.

NIK
0447
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $54
NIK
0448
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $54
NIK
0449
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $54

JIM BARRY The Armagh Shiraz 1998
Shiraz Clare Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 420-430

ARMAGH - POWER & GLORY - JH95Offers sumptuous power and richness, plum, blackberry, dark chocolate and earth on the bouquet and layered palate alike, a touch of red cherry perfectly ripened, with the oak in the back seat where it should be. The palate is rich and luscious, with layer-upon-layer of berry fruit and tannins to sustain it for the long haul. Limited restaurant availability.

GJ3
0014
1 BOTTLE Into neck, signed by winemakerCurrent Bid: $320

LEEUWIN Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2009
Chardonnay Margaret River
Estimate Per Bottle: 350-360

HIGHEST ORDER - JH97Craftmanship of the highest order in the vineyard and winery have combined to create a perfect example with this wine. The intensity and power unwind effortlessly, but with multiple aroma and flavour messages from the barrel fermentation and subsequent maturation of the fully ripe, pink grapefruit and peach at its core.

XLE
1046
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $329
SAR
0001
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $180
XLE
1045
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $329
XLE
1044
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $329

LEEUWIN Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2012
Chardonnay Margaret River
Estimate Per Bottle: 250-270

RIVETING - EXQUISITE - JH98A very youthful bright green-quartz colour sets the scene for a riveting wine of exquisite purity and finesse. It almost floats in the mouth, so effortless is its invocation of all things chardonnay: white flowers, white stone fruits and immaculately balanced acidity. Oak? Well, yes it's there, but rendered mute by the fruit. Has greater staying power than any other Australian chardonnay.

SAR
0003
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $136
SAR
0004
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $136
SAR
0005
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $136

LEEUWIN Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2015
Chardonnay Margaret River
Estimate Per Bottle: 170-180

TOP MEURSAULT - JH96Generous of flavour and texture, imparted by Leeuwin's stamp of extended skin contact, an approach that demands impeccably ripe fruit. And so it is. White peach and nectarine notes are strung pitch perfect across scales of clotted cream oak and juicy acidity. Long and pliant. Each piece of the jigsaw is in perfect synchronicity. A pedigreed wine boasting an impressive track record. I have had older vintages reminiscent of top Meursault.

ACC
14983
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $154
THE
0123
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $108
THE
0124
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $108
THE
0125
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $108
THE
0126
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $108
THE
0127
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $108
THE
0128
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $108
XLE
1047
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $189
XLE
1048
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $189
XLE
1049
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $189

LEEUWIN Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2017
Chardonnay Margaret River
Estimate Per Bottle: 180-200

AMOUNG THE GREATEST OF BURGUNDY - JH99This achieves another step up the quality ladder for Leeuwin Estate, seemingly impossible. There's been no change in the vinification, nor in the vineyard. The change is an increase in the intensity of the flavours, and hence their length and aftertaste. It's an extraordinary wine, among the greatest of Burgundy (and elsewhere in the world). Whatever you expect from its future development will be delivered.

XLE
1050
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $169
XLE
1051
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $169
XLE
1052
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $169

LEEUWIN Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2018
Chardonnay Margaret River
Estimate Per Bottle: 140-150

POWER, GRACE, EXCELENCE AMPLIFIED - JH98Cool destemmed fruit with some skin contact. The juice was settled for 3 days, racked and inoculated with yeast. 100% of the juice was fermented in new French oak barriques with the lees stirred regularly. After 11 months in barrels the various components were blended, fined (bentonite, PVPP, milk) and cold stabilized. Bottled 19–21 August 2019. Benchmark pedigree Margaret River chardonnay from the perfect 2018 vintage. Kaffir leaf, ocean spray, nectarine, yellow peach, custard apple and white peach are the start. Saffron curls, vanilla pod and freshly grated nutmeg frame saline acidity, crouched and coiled. Length of flavour extends across the palate in an endless procession of texture and complexity. All of the power, grace and excellence of previous years is here, amplified.

COD
0003
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $96

LEEUWIN Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2019
Chardonnay Margaret River
Estimate Per Bottle: 150-170

GLITTERS WITH PURITY & FINESSE - JH98Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay on release is an achingly painful thing to drink, because once you've known the utter pleasure these wines bring at 5 or more years of age, it becomes a mess of cognitive dissonance to drink them so young. They are closed, taut, coiled, but more than anything, populated by rippling fruit that undulates untold through the interminably long finish. They typically don't reveal their kaleidoscopic spice and prismatic fruit flavour until a little further down the track. So, all I can humbly do here, is place the vintage in context. Through the lens of the cool year, this glitters with a purity and finesse that is deeply attractive. Aligned in style with the 2017.

SD2
0002
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $104

PENFOLDS Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 1964
Cabernet Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 1300-1400

BABY GRANGE 60th BIRTHDAY BONUS 

NIK
0202
1 BOTTLE Mid shoulder, label damage, corroded & damage capsuleCurrent Bid: $801

PENFOLDS Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 1965
Cabernet Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 1200-1400

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence 

NIK
0146
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine 2010 Clinic & cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $800

PENFOLDS Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 1971
Cabernet Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 1800-2000

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence 

NIK
0148
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2016 & cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $800

PENFOLDS Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 1979
Cabernet Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 500-600

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence 

TAP
0007
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2000/2001, cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $320

PENFOLDS Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1983
Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 700-750

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence 

NIK
0109
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2014Current Bid: $400

PENFOLDS Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1984
Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 800-900

FORTY YEARS CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence 

NIK
0128
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2012, severe label damageCurrent Bid: $400
STO
0151
1 BOTTLE Penfolds re-corking clinic 2004, cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $384
NIK
0191
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2004, slight label damageCurrent Bid: $400
NIK
0440
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2004Current Bid: $400

PENFOLDS Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1985
Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 550-600

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence

NIK
0390
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2014Current Bid: $400

PENFOLDS Bin 80C Magill Dry Red 1954
Dry Red South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 6000-7000

PERFECT 70 - From the dawn of Australain dry red table wine - From the experimental Penfolds Grange days - Bin 80C is a close relative to the fabulously rare and legendary 1954 Penfolds Grange Hermitage 

NIK
0386
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 1992, label damageCurrent Bid: $4000

PENFOLDS Grange Shiraz 1990
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 1300-1400

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence 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)

SCF
0001
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2016Current Bid: $768
TOM
0001
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2014, slight cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $800
TOM
0002
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2014Current Bid: $800
TOM
0003
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2014Current Bid: $800

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1963
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 7500-7800

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence 

NIK
0340
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2016Current Bid: $5600

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1964
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 4500-5000

 PENFOLDS INTERVENTION - Buy with confidence - Replacement capsule – Red Zinc embossed PENFOLDS GRANGE HERMITAGE (post 1985) – “likely” a Penfolds Museum Cellar release – “likely” recorked – NOT a Penfolds recorking clinic graduate (first in 1991) – NO certification back label

LAY
0001
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder & cellar damaged label, Penfolds Grange Hermitage stamped red zinc replacement capsuleCurrent Bid: $2076
NIK
0215
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2006, label damageCurrent Bid: $3200

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1965
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 3800-4000

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence 

NIK
0192
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 1994, very high shoulder, label damageCurrent Bid: $2400
NIK
0350
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder, cellar damaged label, capsule corrosion, Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 1991Current Bid: $2080

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

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence 

NIK
0384
1 BOTTLE Cellar damaged label, Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2018Current Bid: $3200

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1968
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 2800-3000

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence

NIK
0161
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2018, & cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $2000
STO
0155
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2012, slight cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $1936

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1970
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 1700-1800

SPECIMEN - Super rare, total original - capsule, label, wine level all look brand new - very collectable 

COD
0001
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $1200

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1976
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 2000-2200

A LEGEND - AWESOME - RP100Consistently one of the most awesome wines ever made at Grange, this blend of 89% Shiraz and 11% Cabernet Sauvignon (13.9% alcohol) was the first Australian wine to cost $20 upon release. I have had this wine six separate times, every time rating it between 96 and 100. It had a phenomenal showing at Penfolds' Magill estate. The color is an opaque purple, the wine massive, full-bodied, and to me, the quintessential Grange. Notes of blackberry liqueur intermixed with cassis, charcoal, new saddle leather, and underbrush resonate from the glass. Huge, thick, unctuously textured, with extraordinary concentration but perfect harmony among all of its elements, this is a prodigious Grange that is still not fully mature. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2020. A legend for sure!

KRY
0008
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2006 & slight label damageCurrent Bid: $1384
PET
0001
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2000/2001Current Bid: $2200

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1977
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 1600-1800

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence 

MIT
0005
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2006, severe label damageCurrent Bid: $552
KRY
0013
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2006 & slight label damageCurrent Bid: $1264
TAP
0008
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 1994, high shoulder, cellar damaged label, signs of past weepingCurrent Bid: $720

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1981
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 1300-1500

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence 

KRY
0002
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2006, slight label damageCurrent Bid: $784

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1983
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 1300-1400

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence - 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)

NIK
0122
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2006 & label damageCurrent Bid: $720

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Shiraz 1985
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 1400-1500

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence 

NIK
0395
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2004Current Bid: $800
NIK
0396
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2014Current Bid: $800

PENFOLDS Grange Hermitage Bin 46 Shiraz 1959
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 14000-15000

HIGHLY COLLECTABLE SPECIMEN - Label level and capsule all in very fine original condition

NIK
0382
1 BOTTLE Into neckCurrent Bid: $9600

PENFOLDS St Henri Shiraz 1966
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 2000-2200

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence

NIK
0429
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2010, slight cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $1440

PENFOLDS St Henri Shiraz 1981
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 700-800

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence

NIK
0144
1 BOTTLE Penfolds Red Wine Clinic 2002 & cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $181

PENFOLDS St Henri Shiraz 1984
Shiraz South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 700-750

CLINIC CERTIFICATION - Buy with confidence

STO
0152
1 BOTTLE Penfolds re-corking Clinic 1997, very high shoulder, slight cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $384

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 1991
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 400-450

THE DAWN OF WINE - Dreams and destiny swirl the bountious vineyards of Barossa 

NIK
0398
1 BOTTLE Into neckCurrent Bid: $300
NIK
0399
1 BOTTLE Slight label damageCurrent Bid: $300

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 1997
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 240-250

PENNIES FROM HEAVEN - Rare and wonderful original box of 1997 

EIL
0646
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $180
EIL
0647
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $180
EIL
0648
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $180

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 1998
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 750-800

PENNIES FROM HEAVEN - Rare and wonderful original box of 1998  - Super Rare, old BP 1998 Magnum 

NIK
0245
1 MAGNUMCurrent Bid: $500
NIK
0393
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $250
NIK
0394
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $250

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 1999
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 800-900

AGE OF AQUARIUS - Begins the time of sharing and Kibbutz Krondorf - Super Rare, old BP Magnum 

NIK
0409
1 MAGNUMCurrent Bid: $500
GJ3
0005
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $160
GJ3
0006
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $160

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 2000
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 600-650

AGE OF AQUARIUS - Begins the time of sharing and Kibbutz Krondorf - Super Rare, old BP Magnum 

NIK
0244
1 MAGNUM Slight label damageCurrent Bid: $450
GJ3
0007
1 BOTTLE Cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $160

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 2002
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 200-220

RESTRAINT - JH94 - Medium-bodied; classic exercise in restraint; an array of black fruits on a long palate; fine, savoury tannins; minimal oak.

GJ3
0008
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $160

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 2004
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 280-300

FULL OF FLAVOUR & CHARACTER - JH96 - A complete Barossa traditional shiraz; moderate alcohol, oak and tannins, yet full of flavour and character. Has taken full advantage of a very good vintage. In its own-branded, high-shouldered brown bottle.

303
0199
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $222
GJ3
0009
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $160
GJ3
0010
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $160
GJ3
0011
1 BOTTLE Cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $160

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 2005
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 280-300

ELEGANT - JH90Mid-garnet; surprisingly elegant and light-bodied; has good flavour and length, but seems a fraction under-ripe; better than the other extreme.

NIK
0401
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $210
NIK
0410
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $180

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 2006
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 280-300

CLASSIC - JH95The brown glass, high-shouldered proprietary bottle gives the right message: this is a classic, gently understated Barossa Shiraz that will sail on for decades if the dubiously short cork permits. Drinking it sooner would not be a capital offence.

NIK
0411
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $180

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 2007
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 200-220

CLASSIC - JH92The brown glass, high-shouldered proprietary bottle gives the right message: this is a classic, gently understated Barossa Shiraz that will sail on for decades if the dubiously short cork permits. Drinking it sooner would not be a capital offence.

NIK
0412
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $150

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 2008
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 280-300

PERFECT BALANCE & STRUCTURE - JH95Strong red-purple; right in the mainstream of the Rockford Basket Press style, with blackberry, plum and a hint of mocha driving the bouquet, and the smooth, supple palate; you absolutely know the wine is idling along, unused power under the bonnet; perfect balance and structure.

NIK
0413
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $180
NIK
0414
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $180

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 2009
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 280-300

PERFECT UNISON - JH95Medium red-purple; this is in the heartland of Barossa Valley shiraz style, the custom-made bottle a throwback to the 1940s; the bouquet is fragrant, and hides no secrets: silky, ripe tannins, abundant blackberry and spice fruit, and oak in perfect unison.

NIK
0415
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $176

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 2010
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 280-300

BENCHMARK WINE - JH96Deep garnet with a purple hue; this benchmark wine from an iconic producer is laden with vibrant purple and black fruits, floral notes, earthy complexity and well executed oak handling; the palate is juicy, direct and layered, with fine-grained tannins providing an armchair ride for the vibrant and plush fruit that is on board. This will age tremendously well, but many will enjoy it without giving it that chance.

NIK
0416
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $184

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 2011
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 200-220

MORE ELEGANT - JH95Difficult season, but it's not a difficult wine. Fans of the label with some already stashed in their cellar can breathe easy. It's fuller in body than the season might have predicted, but more elegant than is usual for this wine. Blackberry, raspberry, coffee grounds, toast and vanilla fill it out, with herbs and peppers whispering through the finish. Tannin is the key: it's ripe, fine, marked by its finesse and yet determined to get its point across. Perhaps not a long-termer, but no doubting either its merit or drinking appeal.

NIK
0417
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $144

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 2012
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 220-240

GREAT - JH96 - A great classic from a great vintage. At the end of the day, it?s all about the grapes that come from loyal growers who shook hands with Rocky O'Callaghan many years ago. There are no magic tricks in the winery, just attention to detail

NIK
0418
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $160

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 2013
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 220-240

ALLURE - JH95 - The beautiful label, traditional brown bottle, and the wine within, all have an allure. It's the richness and depth of the tannin structure - velvety and ripe, the suppleness on the palate, the savoury thread with coffee grounds, pepper, bitumen and yes oak but everything in its place plus its heady perfume with florals and red plums.

NIK
0419
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $160

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 2014
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 280-300

QUINTESSENTIAL - PERFECT - 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.

NIK
0420
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $176

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 2015
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 220-240

MOST EMBLEMATIC - JH97Nearly 30 parcels of old, dry-grown fruit from some of the finest grape-growing families in the Barossa. Open-fermented and matured in American and French oak for nearly 2 years. Deep colour; arguably the Barossa's most emblematic shiraz, faithfully reflecting the best features of a seamless assembly of district flavours picked at precisely the right time. This is fruit talking, not alcohol, not oak, not rough tannins.

NIK
0421
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $160

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 2016
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 200-220

PENNIES FROM HEAVEN - Rare and wonderful original unopened box of 2016  - First of the Lost to Fame vintages - 2015 Last Halliday review

NIK
0347
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $160
NIK
0348
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $144
NIK
0349
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $144
NIK
0422
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $160

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 2017
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 260-280

LOST TO FAME - Too sexy for Milan, New York & Japan - Dont need ratings 

TER
0092
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $170
AND
0002
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $145
AND
0003
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $145
AND
0004
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $145

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 2018
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 250-260

LOST TO FAME - Too sexy for Milan, New York & Japan - Dont need ratings 

TER
0093
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $160
ON1
0383
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $148
ON1
0384
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $148
ON1
0385
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $148
ON1
0386
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $148
ON1
0387
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $148
ON1
0388
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $148

ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz 2019
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 240-250

LOST TO FAME - I do my little turn on the catwalk - Dont need ratings 

MIC
0104
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $159
MIC
0105
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $159
303
0147
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $144
303
0148
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $144
303
0149
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $144
JOE
0016
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $160

ROCKFORD SVS Flaxman Valley Shiraz 2002
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 550-600

SVS - RFR - Rockford for Royalty - Super Rare - Super Special - Too elite for common folk 

NIK
0404
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $400

ROCKFORD SVS Hoffman Shiraz 2002
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 500-550

SVS - RFR - Rockford for Royalty - Super Rare - Super Special - Too elite for common folk 

NIK
0402
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $360
NIK
0403
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $360

ROCKFORD SVS Hoffman Shiraz 2005
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 400-450

SVS - RFR - Rockford for Royalty - Super Rare - Super Special - Too elite for common folk 

NIK
0400
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $290

ROSEMOUNT ESTATE Show Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra
Estimate Per Bottle: 15-20

BODACIOUS BLING - The pinacle of the work from the wild coffee man from PNG who steam rolled the Australian Wine Industry with his Rosemount creature - Show Reserve? Real deal - This stunner won a bunch of Trophies and Golds from serious National Shows 

D.C
0082
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $11
D.C
0071
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $11
D.C
0072
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $11
D.C
0073
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $11
D.C
0074
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $10
D.C
0075
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $10
D.C
0076
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $10
D.C
0077
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $10
D.C
0078
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $10
D.C
0079
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $11
D.C
0080
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $11
D.C
0081
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $11

SEPPELT Great Western Show Sparkling Burgundy 1984
Sparkling Burgundy Grampians
Estimate Per Bottle: 200-250

FABULOUS 40 AT A THREE RING CIRCUS - Too much in this bottle of just one occassion - be prepared to be dazzled, amazed and humbled by the Seppelt Show - Truly,  The greates show on Earth!

NIK
0366
1 BOTTLE Cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $144

SEPPELT Para Liqueur Tawny Port 1944
Tawny Port Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 100-120

80th EXCELLENCE - The Emperor with no clothes - Once was the Greatest 

BUR
0020
1 BOTTLE Level down 5cm & slight label damageCurrent Bid: $51
BUR
0021
1 BOTTLE Level down 5cm & slight label damageCurrent Bid: $54

SEPPELT Show Sparkling Shiraz 1994
Sparkling Shiraz Great Western
Estimate Per Bottle: 200-220

GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH - 30th Birthday tribute - Storied Legend that will silence the silliest snob and hush the most esteemed critic - True Hommage - The heart and soul of the Greatest Australian wines 

GGR
0196
1 BOTTLE Cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $174

SHAW & SMITH Shiraz 2015
Shiraz Adelaide Hills
Estimate Per Bottle: 50-55

BEAT THIS! - JH97From central and southern (the latter warmer) parts of the Adelaide Hills, hand-picked, part destemmed, part whole bunch, open-fermented with gentle plunging. The colour is bright, the bouquet full of red fruits, darker fruit notes and delicious pepper and spice nuances. These characters flow through to the medium-bodied palate of Shaw + Smith's most consistently outstanding wine, the '15 vintage making it seem so easy.

NIK
0457
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $39
NIK
0458
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $37
NIK
0459
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $37
NIK
0460
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $37
NIK
0461
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $37
NIK
0462
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $37

SHAW & SMITH Aged Release Shiraz 2015
Shiraz Adelaide Hills
Estimate Per Bottle: 65-70

FRESH FROM THE PRODUCER - BEAT THIS! - JH97 - From central and southern (the latter warmer) parts of the Adelaide Hills, hand-picked, part destemmed, part whole bunch, open-fermented with gentle plunging. The colour is bright, the bouquet full of red fruits, darker fruit notes and delicious pepper and spice nuances. These characters flow through to the medium-bodied palate of Shaw + Smith's most consistently outstanding wine, the '15 vintage making it seem so easy.

XBW
3437
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $58
XBW
3444
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $58
XBW
3448
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $58
XBW
3451
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $58
XBW
3452
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $58
XBW
3453
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $58

THREE ELMS Shiraz 2018
Shiraz Mount Frankland
Estimate Per Bottle: 35-40

ONE TO WATCH - PREORDAINED? JH95Single vineyard, single block, single batch. Destemmed, open-fermented, 15 days on skins, matured for 18 months in French oak (30% new). Intense and powerful black fruits of the Frankland River. Has the balance and length to repay prolonged cellaring.

XHO
0426
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $30
XHO
0427
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $30
XHO
0428
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $29
XHO
0434
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $29
XHO
0437
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $29
XHO
0435
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $29
ACC
16605
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $29
ACC
16606
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $29
ACC
16607
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $29

TORBRECK RunRig Shiraz 2014
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 350-360

BANG - RP97+Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Run Rig opens with a bang, delivering intense fruits of the forest and blackberry preserve notes with hints of sandalwood, cardamom, dried Provence herbs, Indian spices and garrigue. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and oh, so satisfying, the beauty ticks all the great Barossa Shiraz boxes and then some. It is still relatively primary, so I’d recommend giving it another 2-3 years at least in bottle and drink it over the next 20+.

JH94 - 98.5% shiraz, 1.5% viognier, matured in French oak (45% new) for 30 months. The colour is, if anything, deeper (though not brighter) than Descendant, the small amount of viognier blended, not co-fermented. The tannin structure makes its presence felt with the first sip, and continues through the length of the palate, but doesn't lead to tannin gridlock. The oak, too, is evident, but together with the tannins, provides a foil for the alcohol.

XTO
0402
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $351
XTO
0304
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $351
XTO
0303
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $351
XTO
0266
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $351
XTO
0243
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $351
XTO
0386
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $351

TORBRECK RunRig Shiraz 2015
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 350-360

TOUR DE FORCE - RP98Who would've thought that in the context of Barossa Shiraz, the 2015 RunRig would seem like a relative bargain? It's certainly much less expensive than Grange or Hill of Grace will be when they're released. It's also more approachable in its youth, with enormously appealing aromas of grilled fruit, savory complexities and rich, velvety tannins. Of course, it's full-bodied and concentrated, with the stuffing to age for up to a couple of decades, and it has a long, licorice-tinged finish. Winemaker Ian Hongell, who joined Torbreck from Peter Lehmann, may not have made this wine, but he deserves a lot of credit for the blending and finishing of this tour de force.

GORGEOUSLY DEEP POOL - JH97 - Destemmed, open-fermented, 7 days on skins, matured for 30 months in French barriques (50% new) before blending trials determined 2% of viognier be blended in. One of the classic Torbreck wines, with the added benefits of the '15 vintage. It is a gorgeously deep pool of supple, mouthfilling/watering fruit flavours (impossible, I know, but it is). Seduction clinically confronts and comforts the consumer. Black fruits, licorice and a shaft of dark chocolate, plus oak, do the business.

XTO
0478
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $341
XTO
0473
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $341
XTO
0472
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $341
XTO
0469
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $341
XTO
0471
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $341
XTO
0470
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $341

TORBRECK RunRig Shiraz 2016
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 380-400

COMPLETE MASTERPIECE - RP100 - A blend of 98% Shiraz and 2% Viognier made just prior to bottling, the 2016 RunRig is a complete masterpiece. It kicks off with elegant notes of pencil shavings accenting blueberries and blackberries on the nose, then shows incredible, palate-staining intensity of fruit in the mouth. It's full-bodied, plush and velvety without being unstructured and manages to be fruit-forward yet savory on the long-lasting finish, where it picks up hints of mocha and black olives. This should be drinkable with pleasure throughout its entire two-decade life (it may live longer from cold cellars or in larger formats), but if I were lucky enough to have a bottle or two, I'd try the first one about 10 years out. Scheduled for June 2019 release.

Torbreck, under chief winemaker Ian Hongell, continues to go from strength to strength. I recently tasted through this lineup of wines scheduled for March 2019 release (the knockout 2016 RunRig will come out in June) and came away believing that the wines have never been better. That's not to slight any of his predecessors, just that with his fresh perspective, additional investments in renovating and developing vineyards (viticulturist Nigel Blieschke deserves a lot of that credit) and a renewed commitment to excellence, even the inexpensive cuvées are looking impressive. Having seen a few barrel samples of the higher-end 2018s, I can hardly wait for my next trip to the Barossa.

XTO
0568
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $359
XTO
0567
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $359
XTO
0566
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $359
XTO
0559
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $359
XTO
0558
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $359
XTO
0557
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $359

TORBRECK RunRig Shiraz 2017
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 320-330

TREMENDOUS LENGTH & ELEGANCE - RP98 - As usual, the 2017 RunRig is approximately 2% Viognier. It spent almost 30 months in oak, 40% of which was new. Hints of peach or apricot appear on the nose, alongside notes of hickory smoke, cherries and baking spices. It's full-bodied and concentrated but supple and silky enough to seem lighter in the mouth, showing tremendous length and elegance on the finish, where it adds nuances of cinnamon and cocoa.

XTO
0491
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $304
XTO
0495
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $304
XTO
0496
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $304
XTO
0497
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $304
XTO
0498
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $304
XTO
0489
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $304

TORBRECK RunRig Shiraz 2018
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 300-310

DAMN ENJOYABLE - RP99 - Torbreck's 2018 RunRig needs a bit of air right now, as the nose and palate truly open up and expand after a while in the glass. Unlike some vintages, it's rather tight and cedary upon first pour, then relaxes to reveal hints of stone fruit, blueberries, cherries, pastry crust and baking spices. In the mouth, it's full-bodied and concentrated, richly textured and marked by ripe tannins, which leave behind a velvety, mouth-coating finish tinged with licorice and dark berries. While approachable now—and even damn enjoyable—it deserves another several years in the cellar. Drink the 2018 Descendant while waiting.

BOLD BAROSSA - JH95 - 98/2% shiraz/viognier; blend of 6 vineyards across 6 districts spanning the Barossa floor. Matured 30 months in 50% new French oak barriques. The full might of the 2018 harvest is rolled up in RunRig. A full purple hue heralds dense layers of spicy dark berry fruits, subtly accented by the orange/apricot aromas of a judicious touch of viognier. French oak rises to the occasion with dark chocolate presence and great depth of firm, fine tannins. It concludes long and generous with sweet, warm alcohol. For lovers of bold Barossa.

XTO
0500
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $289
XTO
0536
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $289
XTO
0534
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $289
XTO
0533
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $289
XTO
0532
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $289
XTO
0531
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $289

TORBRECK RunRig Shiraz 2020
Shiraz Barossa Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 280-300

BIG IN ALMOST EVERY POSSIBLE WAY - RP97+ - Tasting the RunRig beside the Descendant is always a wise move, in order to gain some contextual understanding of how they are similar and, perhaps more importantly, how they differ. This 2020 RunRig was sourced from six different vineyards across Barossa (in Lyndoch, Rowland Flat, Moppa, Ebenezer, Light Pass and Greenock) and includes a 2% "dosage" (as winemaker Ian Hongell described it) of Viognier. Matured for 30 months in a combination of new French oak (50%) and second and third fill barrels, the wine rests on its lees for that time. The lower percentage of Viognier here is a seductive and effective thing, adding just enough slick and polish to make this the sybaritic wine that it is, but little enough to allow the grunt, grit and muscle of the Shiraz from all those glorious locations to shine through. Despite the very long time in oak, the wine is balanced and excellent, big in almost every possible way but with an undeniable sense of class and length of flavor. Executed with detail and precision, this wine is clearly defined in its expression of house style.

SUPER STUFF - JH97 - Torbreck's shiraz/viognier blend is a Barossa icon wine for its plushness of fruit and sense of latent power. The 2020 version is in fine form with intense blackberry, plum and cherry fruits framed by deep, dark spice, cedar, vanillin oak, star anise, dark chocolate, roasting meats, crème de cassis and earth. Long, ripe granitic tannins cascade through the opulent black fruits and the wine's architecture suggests that it will have long and distinguished cellaring potential. Super stuff.

XTO
0545
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $251
XTO
0543
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $251
XTO
0544
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $251

TYRRELL'S Vat 1 Semillon 2017
Semillon Hunter Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 90-100

BULLETPROOF BENCHMARK - JH97 - While I enjoy the open-knit approaches to crafting semillon across the region, this remains the bulletproof benchmark. Even here, there have been endeavours toward greater accessibility, with some lees inflection. A meld of the finest dry-grown plots conferring a carapace of talc, sandy mineral and effusive acidity that is, to be frank, indomitable. Descriptives, ineffable. The length, justifiable. Bury this.

XWE
0400
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $56
XWE
0398
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $70
XWE
0397
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $56
XWE
0396
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $56
XWE
0395
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $56
XWE
0399
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $70

VIN DE NOACK Vintage Port 1974
Vintage Port Swan Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 10-15

FABULOUS 40 - Swan Valley Royalty - Long gone - Not forgotten - Valley Port from the time of Fortifieds

MIK
1083
1 BOTTLE Level down 5 to 6cm from cork, capsule damage, cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $40

WENDOUREE Cabernet Malbec 1996
Cabernet Malbec Clare Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 130-140

LUSCIOUS - JH95Medium to full red-purple; a stupendously concentrated and powerful bouquet, bursting with ripe blackberry fruit; the palate is opulently rich, ripe and round, with the Malbec influence very evident. Luscious and mouthfilling.

EIL
0655
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $92

WENDOUREE Cabernet Malbec 1997
Cabernet Malbec Clare Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 130-140

MARVELOUS MYSTERY - Strong Victorian vintage - Who knows?

EIL
0651
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $92

WENDOUREE Cabernet Malbec 2021
Cabernet Malbec Clare Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 150-160

FRESHLY MINTED LEGEND

JEL
0456
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $109
JEL
0457
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $109
JEL
0458
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $109
JEL
0459
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $109
JEL
0460
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $109
JEL
0461
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $109

WENDOUREE Shiraz Malbec 1996
Shiraz Malbec Clare Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 200-220

MARVELOUS - JH95Medium to full purple-red; the bouquet is similar to that of the Shiraz, but with slightly softer dark berry fruit blending into that faintly jammy character of Malbec. On the palate the rich, juicy Malbec contribution is quite evident, yet the predominant structure is provided by the Shiraz.

EIL
0652
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $136
EIL
0653
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $136
EIL
0654
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $136

WENDOUREE Shiraz Malbec 2015
Shiraz Malbec Clare Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 120-130

SO MANY QUESTIONS - 2015 Cab Malbec JH95 - 2015 Shiraz Matero JH97 - 2015 Shiraz JH98 - 2015 Shiraz Malbec NO JH score - WHY? 

NIK
0261
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $82
NIK
0262
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $88
NIK
0263
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $88

WOLF BLASS Black Label Red Blend 1984
Red Blend South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 300-350

OLD BLACK MAGIC - FABULOUS 40 - Rock the big Birthday boat with some Black Label 

NIK
0376
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $160
NIK
0377
1 BOTTLE Cellar damaged labeCurrent Bid: $160
NIK
0378
1 BOTTLE Into neck, slight label damageCurrent Bid: $160
NIK
0379
1 BOTTLE Label damageCurrent Bid: $160

WOLF BLASS Black Label Jimmy Watson Trophy Cabernet Shiraz 1974
Cabernet Shiraz Langhorne Creek Coonawarra
Estimate Per Bottle: 350-400

OLD BLACK MAGIC - FABULOUS 50 - - Rock the big Birthday boat with a Killer Combo - RARE AS - One of the greatest achievements in the Dawn of Wine - the 1970's Wolf Blass Jimmy Watson TRIPLE flag 

NIK
0380
1 BOTTLE High shoulder & cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $240
NIK
0381
1 BOTTLE High shoulder & cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $200

WOODLANDS Thomas Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River
Estimate Per Bottle: 120-130

EPIC - HOMERIC- JH97Cabernet plus 3% malbec and 1% cabernet franc is matured for 21 months in 100% new French oak. Bright crimson; the wine nearly escapes under the radar, until it starts accelerating on the mid-palate and hurtles through the finish and aftertaste, drawing saliva as the intensity of cassis, earth, black olive and cedar spear through the mouth.

MEM
0028
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $95

WYNDHAM ESTATE Bin 555 Burgundy Hermitage 1974
Hermitage Hunter Valley
Estimate Per Bottle: 150-200

FABULOUS 50 - Hunter Classic - Perfect big Birthday pressie for the lovers of sweaty saddles and crushed ants 

NIK
0367
1 BOTTLE Severe label damageCurrent Bid: $45
NIK
0368
1 BOTTLE Severe label damageCurrent Bid: $45

WYNNS COONAWARRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon 1964
Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra
Estimate Per Bottle: 500-600

FABULOUS 60 - Classic ICON- Heavy lifter of the Ages - Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is, and always has been, the Oz Cab benchmark 

NIK
0351
1 BOTTLE High shoulder, label damageCurrent Bid: $320

WYNNS COONAWARRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon 1974
Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra
Estimate Per Bottle: 300-350

FABULOUS 50 - Classic ICON - Heavy lifter of the Ages - Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is, and always has been, the Oz Cab benchmark 

NIK
0352
1 BOTTLE Slight label damageCurrent Bid: $200
NIK
0354
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder, cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $200
NIK
0355
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder, cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $200
NIK
0356
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder, cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $200
NIK
0357
1 BOTTLE High shoulder, slight label damageCurrent Bid: $200
NIK
0358
1 BOTTLE Mid shoulder, cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $200

WYNNS COONAWARRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra
Estimate Per Bottle: 70-75

END OF VITAL CABERNET? - JH94 - Medium to full red-purple; the bouquet is extremely attractive, with an array of cassis, blackberry and mint fruit characters, the palate elegant and stylish. Instead of succumbing to the temptation of extracting every bit of character from the wine, it has been allowed to express itself in an unforced fashion.

LAR
0001
1 BOTTLE Cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $40
LAR
0002
1 BOTTLE Cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $40
D.C
0083
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $40
D.C
0084
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $40
D.C
0085
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $40
D.C
0086
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $40
D.C
0087
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulderCurrent Bid: $40

WYNNS COONAWARRA ESTATE John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 1984
Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra
Estimate Per Bottle: 250-300

FABULOUS 40 - Classic ICON - Heavy lifter of the Ages - Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is, and always has been, the Oz Cab benchmark 

NIK
0359
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder, slight label damageCurrent Bid: $141
NIK
0360
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder, slight label damageCurrent Bid: $160
NIK
0361
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder & slight label damageCurrent Bid: $160
NIK
0362
1 BOTTLE Mid shoulder & slight label damageCurrent Bid: $136
NIK
0363
1 BOTTLE Mid shoulder & slight label damageCurrent Bid: $160
NIK
0364
1 BOTTLE Mid shoulder & slight label damageCurrent Bid: $160

YALUMBA Shiraz Cabernet Malbec 1974
Shiraz Cabernet Malbec South Australia
Estimate Per Bottle: 240-260

BLOW YOUR MIND BABY - FANTAZMEGORICAL FIFTY - Amazing - 2litre "flagon" with screw cap - a blast from the past - from a good home - Garantee a bigger reaction to this one that a Fancy big name back vintage 

NIK
0242
1 2L BOTTLE Level down 5 to 6cm from cork, dented capsule, slight label damageCurrent Bid: $160

TE MATA Coleraine Cabernet Blend 2021
Cabernet Blend Hawkes Bay
Estimate Per Bottle: 160-170

SUPERSTAR - RP98The 2021 Coleraine is a superstar. It's the best I recall seeing on release in recent years, a total "pleasure-dome" situation. Tea tree, oyster shell, lavender, black tea and tobacco leaf burst from the glass. Seamless, polished tannins grace the palate. There is texturally more silk to the tannins here than the Awatea tasted beside this (another great wine, for what it's worth). There are notes of creamy red fruits, cassis and bramble, Asian five spice, black cherry and graphite/mineral skein. The persistence of flavor here is extraordinary; it's detailed and nuanced but insistent in the mouth. The tannins cup the fruit in the mouth. Winemaker Phil Brodie said there are no enzymes or added tannin; it's all from the vineyard. This is a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc. 2021 was left in barrel a little longer than the 2020 to refine the tannins.

ACC
14741
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $120
ACC
14742
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $120
ACC
14743
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $120
ACC
14744
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $120
ACC
14745
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $120
ACC
14746
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $120
XBW
3078
1 MAGNUM Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $259
XBW
3079
1 MAGNUM Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $259
XBW
3080
1 MAGNUM Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $259

TE MATA Coleraine Cabernet Blend 2022
Cabernet Blend Hawkes Bay
Estimate Per Bottle: 140-150

IRRESISTIBLE - RP97+The 2022 Coleraine is laden at this stage with the outrageous attractiveness of youth. I mean, it's irresistible. There's raspberry, nori, rose petals, coffee grounds, star anise, salted licorice, sun-dried kelp/nori, warm pine (I know this smell because I was hiking around the Te Mata peak yesterday, and there was a fallen pine tree lying in the sun, and it smelled great) and layers of peppercorns. In the mouth, the wine is so fresh, so alive, with so much energy, but it already is showing the svelte line of this house, this place. With a hint of raw cocoa laced through the finish, I'm sad to push this glass away. It will be the last time that I taste it for a while. A ripper. Excellent. This is composed of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc.

XBW
3666
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $124
XBW
3667
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $124
XBW
3668
1 BOTTLE Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $124
XBW
3718
1 MAGNUM Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $291
XBW
3719
1 MAGNUM Ex-cellarCurrent Bid: $291

MARCHESE ANTINORI Tignanello 1993
Toscana
Estimate Per Bottle: 400-450

THE BIG TIG - Tignanello is too hot to handle -  A rare box of back vintage Antinori Tignanello just arrived - Be quick, or be sorry 

303
0163
1 BOTTLE Into neckCurrent Bid: $260
303
0164
1 BOTTLE Into neckCurrent Bid: $260
303
0165
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $280
303
0166
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $280
303
0167
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $280
303
0168
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $280

CHATEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 2me Cru Classe 1989
2me Cru Classe Saint Julien
Estimate Per Bottle: 250-260

UNDERESTIMATED - RP92The 1989 Gruaud Larose is evolving very slowly, and its impressively youthful structure and vibrant flavors auger very well for its future. Offering up aromas of sweet berry fruit, cigar wrapper, loamy soil and cedar, it's medium to full-bodied, with a rich core of fruit, lively acids and fine but still present tannins. As this develops in the cellar, it's showing more plenitude and mid-palate volume than it did a decade ago, and for patient readers this is emerging as a comparatively underestimated 1989 Médoc.

GJ3
0012
1 BOTTLE Very high shoulder, cellar damaged labelCurrent Bid: $180

CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1er Cru Classe 2000
1er Cru Classe Pauillac
Estimate Per Bottle: 2500-2600

PERFECT?  RP100 - RP98+Since I gave this wine a perfect score, I suppose some could see this as a downgrade. I found everything still there for a perfect rating, but I was just struck by how tight and backward the wine was. A blend of 93.3% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, the wine still has a dark ruby/purple color and an extraordinarily youthful nose of graphite, black currants, sweet, unsmoked cigar tobacco, and flowers. The wine is rich, medium to full-bodied, but has that ethereal elegance and purity that is always Lafite. I originally predicted that it would first reach maturity in 2011, but I would push that back by 5-7 years now, although it has 50-60 years of life in front of it. Owners of this beauty are probably best advised to forget it for 5 years. Tasted next to a 1996 several days after the 2000 tasting, the 1996, which is a perfect wine, was far closer to full maturity than the 2000.

JOH
0035
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $1460
JOH
0036
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $1456
JOH
0043
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $1456
JOH
0044
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $1456

CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1er Cru Classe 2009
1er Cru Classe Pauillac
Estimate Per Bottle: 1500-1600

WONDERFUL FRESHNESS - RP97The deep garnet colored 2009 Lafite Rothschild bursts from the glass with red and black currant preserves, warm plums, mulberries and kirsch scents plus suggestions of sweaty leather, cigar box and menthol. Medium-bodied, elegant and firmly structured, it has wonderful freshness and a long earthy/meaty finish.

ANT
0002
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $1440

CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1er Cru Classe 2013
1er Cru Classe Pauillac
Estimate Per Bottle: 1500-1600

BURSTS FROM THE GLASS - RP90The deep garnet colored 2009 Lafite Rothschild bursts from the glass with red and black currant preserves, warm plums, mulberries and kirsch scents plus suggestions of sweaty leather, cigar box and menthol. Medium-bodied, elegant and firmly structured, it has wonderful freshness and a long earthy/meaty finish.

ANT
0003
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $1040

CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1er Cru Classe 2014
1er Cru Classe Pauillac
Estimate Per Bottle: 1500-1600

Magificient MOUTON ROTHSCHILD - 2014 Art offer with David Hockney gracing the label - RP95 - The 2014 Mouton-Rothschild was closed at first when I tasted the wine in bottle with winemaker Philippe Dhalluin. But as it transpires, this First Growth is just toying with you. Initially quite understated, it responds to aeration like a young child peeking from around a corner and then running out, waving its hands. It suddenly hits you with gorgeous black cherries, bilberry, cedar and wilted rose petal. The palate is medium-bodied with a silky smooth entry. This is utterly seductive: a wine without a hair out of place. It is not as powerful or as complex as the 2015 Mouton-Rothschild, yet the precision and focus here is beguiling. It will require five to seven years to absorb the 100% new oak, then it will be an utterly delicious and to use a term employed at en primeur, "cerebral" First Growth that is destined to give two or three decades of pleasure.

DCH
0002
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $1120

CHATEAU PETRUS Cru Exceptional 2008
Cru Exceptional Pomerol
Estimate Per Bottle: 9000-10000

DEEP, UNCTUOUSLY TEXTURED - RP97 - It is hard to call Petrus a “sleeper of the vintage,” but the 2008 will merit more attention than most consumers would think. Low yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare resulted in only 25,000 bottles of this beauty. A wine of great intensity (possibly the most concentrated wine of the vintage), this 100% Merlot boasts a dark purple color as well as a sweet perfume of mocha, caramel, black cherries, black currants, earth and forest floor. Deep, unctuously textured, full-bodied and pure, it will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring and should drink well for 25-30+ years.

MIR
0299
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $6160
MIR
0300
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $6160
MIR
0301
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $6160
MIR
0302
1 BOTTLECurrent Bid: $6160