Auction 24.06.2005

Christie's
Los Angeles

Date of the auction: 24.06.2005 - 25.06.2005

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Dom Pérignon --Vintage 1971 (1) --Vintage 1973 (1) --Vintage 1975 (3...

SIX DECADES OF RARE AND MATURE VINTAGES OF CLASSIFIED BORDEAUX, BURGUNDY, CHAMPAGNE, RHONE AND CALIFORNIA Property of a Fine Art & Fine Wine Collector Recently removed by Christie's specialists from two passive underground San Francisco cellars each maintaining 53 and 56 degrees F respectively with

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$1,400 - US$1,900

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Krug--Vintage 1976 (3) Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne, Blancs de...

Krug--Vintage 1976 (3) Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne, Blancs de Blancs--Vintage 1976 (1) Bollinger, Brut, R.D.--Vintage 1979 (1) Disgorged 4 September 1989 Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne, Blancs de Blancs--Vintage 1981 (2) Louis Roederer Brut, Cristal--Vintage 1985 (1) All high fills Above 8

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Latour--Vintage 1959

Château Latour--Vintage 1959 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Level: upper shoulder; bin soiled and nicked label "A glorious, mammoth wine. It goes from strength to strength. Most recently, showing no signs of flagging, its opacity merely prefacing its beautifully developed bouquet, excellent flavour and

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$750 - US$1,100

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Pontet-Canet--Vintage 1961

Château Pontet-Canet--Vintage 1961 Pauillac, 5me cru classé Both lots in original wooden cases Lot 4 levels: five top shoulder, six upper shoulder, one upper/mid shoulder; lot 5 levels: very top shoulder All bottles bottled by Cruse "Pontet-Canet produced a great 1961, although a distressingly high

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,600

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Pontet-Canet--Vintage 1961

Château Pontet-Canet--Vintage 1961 Pauillac, 5me cru classé Both lots in original wooden cases Lot 4 levels: five top shoulder, six upper shoulder, one upper/mid shoulder; lot 5 levels: very top shoulder All bottles bottled by Cruse "Pontet-Canet produced a great 1961, although a distressingly high

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,600

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Lynch-Bages--Vintage 1966

Château Lynch-Bages--Vintage 1966 Pauillac, 5me cru classé Levels: one very top shoulder, four top shoulder, three upper shoulder; all bin soiled labels, two torn labels Tasted very recently in May and in excellent condition. Very Pauillac, with seductive secondary aromas of iron, dried tobacco

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,100

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Latour--Vintage 1970

Château Latour--Vintage 1970 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Lot 8 levels: five bottom neck or better and one very top shoulder; lot 9 levels: nine bottom neck or better, two very top shoulder and one top shoulder; two stained labels, corroded capsules Lot 9 in original wooden case Ruby red colour, orange

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Latour--Vintage 1970

Château Latour--Vintage 1970 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Lot 8 levels: five bottom neck or better and one very top shoulder; lot 9 levels: nine bottom neck or better, two very top shoulder and one top shoulder; two stained labels, corroded capsules Lot 9 in original wooden case Ruby red colour, orange

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Trotanoy--Vintage 1970

Château Trotanoy--Vintage 1970 Pomerol Levels: all into neck and bin soiled labels Simply put a fabulous Pomerol! Examples tasted have shown that precise blend of mature aromas with hints of lingering youthful fruit. Great viscosity and texture, very seductive. A tremendous pleasure to drink; better

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1971

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1971 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Levels: very top shoulder; badly bin soiled labels "More restrained in the nose, more meaty than the Cheval Blanc, which after all is just a stone's throw away. Impressive, fragrant but more of a blunt instrument. Last tasted at the Josey cellar

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$2,200

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1971

Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1971 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Levels: six very top shoulder, two top shoulder, one upper shoulder; heavily damaged and tissue stained labels 9 bottles per lot

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$700 - US$900

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1973

Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1973 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Levels: nine very top shoulder, two top shoulder Removed from original wooden case 11 bottles per lot

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$850 - US$1,100

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1975

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1975 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Levels: bottom neck or better In original wooden case "At Nils Sternby's tasting of 1975s in Malmö, his magnum was very distinctive, very fragrant on nose and palate. Tannin very noticeable. I gave it the same mark (tasted blind) as

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$1,800

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1975

Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1975 Pauillac, 1er cru classé In original wooden case Levels: very top shoulder or better 1 dozen bottles per lot

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Pichon-Longueville, Lalande--Vintage 1975

Château Pichon-Longueville, Lalande--Vintage 1975 Pauillac, 2me cru classé Both lots in original wooden cases Lot 17 levels: eleven bottom neck or better, one upper/mid shoulder, lightly bin soiled labels; lot 18 levels: very top shoulder or better Nice mature garnet colour. Soft ripe red fruit

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$700 - US$900

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Pichon-Longueville, Lalande--Vintage 1975

Château Pichon-Longueville, Lalande--Vintage 1975 Pauillac, 2me cru classé Both lots in original wooden cases Lot 17 levels: eleven bottom neck or better, one upper/mid shoulder, lightly bin soiled labels; lot 18 levels: very top shoulder or better Nice mature garnet colour. Soft ripe red fruit

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$700 - US$900

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Léoville-Las-Cases--Vintage 1975

Château Léoville-Las-Cases--Vintage 1975 Saint-Julien, 2me cru classé Both lots in original wooden cases Levels lots 19 and 20: bottom neck or better Parcel: lots 19-20 1 dozen bottles per lot

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Léoville-Las-Cases--Vintage 1975

Château Léoville-Las-Cases--Vintage 1975 Saint-Julien, 2me cru classé Both lots in original wooden cases Levels lots 19 and 20: bottom neck or better Parcel: lots 19-20 1 dozen bottles per lot

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Gruaud-Larose--Vintage 1975

Château Gruaud-Larose--Vintage 1975 Saint-Julien, 2me cru classé Lot 21 levels: five 2.5cm and seven 3.5cm or better; lot 22 levels: three 3.0cm and nine 4.0cm or better Both lots in original cartons "Impressive in cask. Slow to evolve. A tinge of orange; excellent nose; surprisingly sweet entry

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$450 - US$650

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Gruaud-Larose--Vintage 1975

Château Gruaud-Larose--Vintage 1975 Saint-Julien, 2me cru classé Lot 21 levels: five 2.5cm and seven 3.5cm or better; lot 22 levels: three 3.0cm and nine 4.0cm or better Both lots in original cartons "Impressive in cask. Slow to evolve. A tinge of orange; excellent nose; surprisingly sweet entry

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$450 - US$650

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château La Lagune--Vintage 1975

Château La Lagune--Vintage 1975 Ludonne (Médoc),3me Cru Classé In original wooden case Levels: bottom neck or better 1 dozen bottles per lot

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Beychevelle--Vintage 1975

Château Beychevelle--Vintage 1975 Saint-Julien, 4me cru classé In original wooden case Levels: bottom neck or better 6 magnums per lot

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Duhart-Milon--Vintage 1975

Château Duhart-Milon--Vintage 1975 Pauillac, 4me cru classé. Levels: thirteen bottom neck or better, one top shoulder Twelve bottles in original wooden case 14 bottles per lot

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1978

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1978 Pauillac, 1er cru classé In original wooden case Levels: eleven bottom neck or better, one upper/top shoulder Mature brick red. Great nose; herbs, plums; slightly rustic yet with good ripeness. Very flavoursome, lovely Lafite texture; lots of warm fruit, sweet

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,600

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Pichon-Longueville, Lalande--Vintage 1978

Château Pichon-Longueville, Lalande--Vintage 1978 Pauillac, 2me cru classé In original wooden case Levels: nine bottom neck, three very top shoulder 1 dozen bottles per lot

Lot #: 31

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,100

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Lynch-Bages--Vintage 1978

Château Lynch-Bages--Vintage 1978 Pauillac, 5me cru classé In original wooden case Levels: eight bottom neck, four very top shoulder 1 dozen bottles per lot

Lot #: 32

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1979

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1979 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Levels: into neck; lightly bin soiled labels 10 bottles per lot

Lot #: 33

Estimate: US$950 - US$1,300

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1982

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1982 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Both levels: bottom neck or better Both lots in original wooden case Parcel: lots 35-36 Great nose needs time to open out, then peppers. Hot fiery currants on the palate, lots of spices, clean, that lovely satin feel that great Lafite

Lot #: 35

Estimate: US$5,500 - US$7,500

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1982

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1982 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Both levels: bottom neck or better Both lots in original wooden case Parcel: lots 35-36 Great nose needs time to open out, then peppers. Hot fiery currants on the palate, lots of spices, clean, that lovely satin feel that great Lafite

Lot #: 36

Estimate: US$5,500 - US$7,500

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005

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Château Margaux--Vintage 1982

Château Margaux--Vintage 1982 Margaux, 1er cru classé In original wooden case Levels: ten bottom neck or better, one very top shoulder, one top shoulder Pronounced nose, yet refined and fragrant; classic Margaux; hints of earth, cedar, smoke and plums; fabulous. Rock solid from start to finish

Lot #: 37

Estimate: US$4,500 - US$6,500

Date: 24 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005