Auction 07.12.2006

Christie's
7 December 2006, London, King Street

Date of the auction: 07.12.2006

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Sandeman--Vintage 1966 (1) Warre, Cavadinha--Vintage 1982 halves (4...

A MAGNIFICENT RANGE OF FINE WINES FROM THE PRIVATE CELLAR OF THE RENOWNED INTERNATIONAL CHEF KEN HOM The following wines (lots 1 to 170) have recently been shipped from the vaulted cellar of Ken Hom's 13th Century restored village house in Catus, near to Cahors. The natural cellar temperature

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Pontet-Canet--Vintage 1929 Bordeaux-bottled: Cruse. Level into neck...

Château Pontet-Canet--Vintage 1929 Bordeaux-bottled: Cruse. Level into neck (1) Château L'Evangile--Vintage 1930 Very bin-soiled and slightly damaged label. Level base of neck (1) Château Pape-Clément--Vintage 1934 Very bin-soiled, stained and damaged label. Level mid/upper-shoulder (1) Château

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £900 - £1,200

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Calon-Ségur--Vintage 1947 Bordeaux-bottled: Hanappier-Peyralongue...

Château Calon-Ségur--Vintage 1947 Bordeaux-bottled: Hanappier-Peyralongue. Handwritten vintage slips. Bin-soiled and damaged labels, one cut. Levels: one upper and one mid/upper-shoulder (2) Château Duhart-Milon--Vintage 1947 Bordeaux-bottled: Kressman. One corroded capsule. Bin-soiled and slightly

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1948 Bin-soiled label. Level...

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1948 Bin-soiled label. Level upper-shoulder (1) Château Léoville-Barton--Vintage 1949 Recent release. Excellent appearance. Level into neck (1) Château Beychevelle--Vintage 1949 Bin-soiled and damaged label. Level upper-shoulder (1) Above 3 bottles per lot

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Latour--Vintage 1955

Château Latour--Vintage 1955 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Two slightly corroded capsules. Slightly bin-soiled labels, two damaged. Levels: two top, one uppper and one low-shoulder Tasting Note: Very good wine, more complete and better balanced than the '52 and '53. Totally different in style and weight

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £900 - £1,100

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Latour--Vintage 1959

Château Latour--Vintage 1959 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Slightly bin-soiled label. Level top-shoulder Tasting Note: A glorious mammoth wine. It just goes from strength to strength. Forty notes from July 1963. Initially a black purple colour, nose packed with fruit, full-bodied, its extract and sheer

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £500 - £650

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Léoville-Barton--Vintage 1959 Slightly bin-soiled labels. Levels...

Château Léoville-Barton--Vintage 1959 Slightly bin-soiled labels. Levels: one upper and one mid/upper-shoulder (2) Château Palmer--Vintage 1959 Bordeaux-bottled: Grafé-Lecocq. Bin-soiled label. Level top-shoulder (1) Château Ausone--Vintage 1959 Recent release. Level into neck (1) Château

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £750 - £850

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Cheval-Blanc--Vintage 1961

Château Cheval-Blanc--Vintage 1961 Saint-Emilion, 1er grand cru classé (A) Level top-shoulder Tasting Note: First impression is one of fragrance, followed swiftly by the underlying power and obvious richness of the aromas present. Mouth-filling, broad and sweet with balance and elegance as main

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Haut-Brion--Vintage 1961 Slightly bin-soiled label. Level 4cms...

Château Haut-Brion--Vintage 1961 Slightly bin-soiled label. Level 4cms below base of cork (1) Château Ducru-Beaucaillou--Vintage 1961 Slightly bin-soiled label. Level upper-shoulder (1) Château Calon-Ségur--Vintage 1961 US strip label. Slightly bin-soiled label. Level base of neck (1) Château

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £650 - £750

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Montrose--Vintage 1961

Château Montrose--Vintage 1961 Saint-Estèphe, 2me cru classé Recent release. Level into neck 1 magnum per lot

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Palmer--Vintage 1961

Château Palmer--Vintage 1961 Cantenac (Margaux), 3me cru classé Bin-soiled and faded label. Level mid/upper-shoulder 1 bottle per lot

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1962 Slightly corroded capsule. Level...

Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1962 Slightly corroded capsule. Level mid/upper-shoulder (1) Château La Tour de Mons--Vintage 1966 Bin-soiled labels. Levels top-shoulder or better (5) Château Petit-Village--Vintage 1966 US strip labels. Levels: one base of neck and one mid-shoulder with corroded

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £420 - £500

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Latour--Vintage 1966

Château Latour--Vintage 1966 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Bin-soiled labels, one slightly damaged. Levels: two base of neck and one top-shoulder Tasting Note: Seven notes in the 1990s, all highly satisfactory. Christie's 'Tasting of the Century', all top 1966s, not just Bordeaux, at Vinexpo, Bordeaux

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Margaux--Vintage 1966 One damaged capsule. Bin-soiled labels...

Château Margaux--Vintage 1966 One damaged capsule. Bin-soiled labels. Levels: two top and two upper-shoulder (4) Château Cheval-Blanc--Vintage 1966 Slightly depressed cork. Bin-soiled label. Level top-shoulder (1) Château Léoville-Las-Cases--Vintage 1966 Bordeaux-bottled. Ex Nicolas. U.S. strip

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £650 - £750

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1966

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1966 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Lot 20 into neck, lot 21 top and lot 22 upper-shoulder Tasting Note: Well, I suppose this is the style of wine they all try to imitate. But I must admit, it was enormously impressive, from a 'hefty' cask sample in 1967, followed by some

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £800 - £900

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1966

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1966 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Lot 20 into neck, lot 21 top and lot 22 upper-shoulder Tasting Note: Well, I suppose this is the style of wine they all try to imitate. But I must admit, it was enormously impressive, from a 'hefty' cask sample in 1967, followed by some

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £800 - £900

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1966

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1966 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Lot 20 into neck, lot 21 top and lot 22 upper-shoulder Tasting Note: Well, I suppose this is the style of wine they all try to imitate. But I must admit, it was enormously impressive, from a 'hefty' cask sample in 1967, followed by some

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £800 - £900

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1966 U.S. strip labels. Bin-soiled...

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1966 U.S. strip labels. Bin-soiled labels. Levels: one into neck and one base of neck (2) Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1966 Slightly bin-soiled label. Level into neck (1) Château Haut-Brion--Vintage 1966 U.S. strip label. Bin-soiled label. Level 4cms below

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £750 - £850

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1970

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1970 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Bin-soiled labels. Levels base of neck 4 bottles per lot

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1970 Bin-soiled label. Level into neck...

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1970 Bin-soiled label. Level into neck (1) Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1970 One bin-soiled and one badly bin-soiled label. Levels top-shoulder (2) Château Pichon-Longueville, Lalande--Vintage 1970 U.S. strip label. Remains of label. Level into neck (1

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £550 - £650

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Margaux--Vintage 1970

Château Margaux--Vintage 1970 Margaux, 1er cru classé One U.S. strip label. One Nicolas strip label. Bin-soiled and glue-stained labels. Levels ten top and one mid/upper-shoulder Tasting Note: A big wine but, unsurprisingly, much more approachable than the Latour. .Now, medium-deep, a lovely colour

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £600 - £700

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Gruaud-Larose--Vintage 1970 Bin-soiled labels. Levels top-shoulder...

Château Gruaud-Larose--Vintage 1970 Bin-soiled labels. Levels top-shoulder (2) Château La Lagune--Vintage 1970 One corroded capsule. U.S. strip label. Bin-soiled labels. Levels: one base of neck and one top-shoulder (2) Château Giscours--Vintage 1970 Bin-soiled and damaged label. Level top-shoulder

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Beau-Séjour-Bécot--Vintage 1970 U.S. strip labels. Bin-soiled...

Château Beau-Séjour-Bécot--Vintage 1970 U.S. strip labels. Bin-soiled labels. Levels top-shoulder halves (3) Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1971 Bin-soiled and damaged labels. Levels base of neck (2) Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1971 Bin-soiled labels. Levels: two top and one

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £900 - £1,100

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Cheval-Blanc--Vintage 1971 Bin-soiled label. Level base of neck (1...

Château Cheval-Blanc--Vintage 1971 Bin-soiled label. Level base of neck (1) Château Latour--Vintage 1978 U.S. strip labels. Bin-soiled labels. Levels base of neck (2) Château Margaux--Vintage 1978 U.S. strip label. Bin-soiled label. Level base of neck (1) Château Cheval-Blanc--Vintage 1978 U.S

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £650 - £750

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Brane-Cantenac--Vintage 1975 magnum (1) Château Cos...

Château Brane-Cantenac--Vintage 1975 magnum (1) Château Cos d'Estournel--Vintage 1982 magnum (1) Château Pichon-Longueville, Baron--Vintage 1986 Slightly corroded capsules magnums (4) Above 6 magnums per lot

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £550 - £650

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Haut-Brion--Vintage 1976 Bin-soiled label magnum (1) Château...

Château Haut-Brion--Vintage 1976 Bin-soiled label magnum (1) Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1983 Damaged label. Level into neck magnum (1) Château Lynch-Bages--Vintage 1988 Levels into neck magnums (4) Above 6 magnums per lot

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £680 - £750

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1978 U.S.Strip label. Slightly...

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1978 U.S.Strip label. Slightly bin-soiled label. Level into neck (1) Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1978 Bin-soiled labels. Levels: one top and one upper-shoulder (2) Château Pichon-Longueville, Lalande--Vintage 1978 U.S. strip label. Bin-soiled label. Level

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £750 - £850

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1978

Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1978 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Slightly discoloured capsule. Bin-soiled and slightly damaged label 1 jeroboam per lot

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1978

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1978 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Bin-soiled and slightly damaged labels. Levels base of neck 2 bottles per lot

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 7 Dec 2006

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1982

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1982 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Slightly corroded capsules. Bin-soiled labels. Levels top-shoulder Tasting Note: Not a shrinking violet nor with the finesse and charm of the '53, but a hugely impressive wine. Roughly two dozen well spread and consistently good notes

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 7 Dec 2006