Fine and Rare Wines Featuring Bordeaux from a Private Collection

Christie's
25 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Center

Date of the auction: 25.10.2008

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1979

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1979
2 magnums per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1979 Pauillac, 1er cru classé 2 magnums per lot

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,400

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1981

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1981
2 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1981 Pauillac, 1er cru classé "It encapsulated the vintage, as far as the Médocs are concerned mature, opend apprearance; fully developed nose, cedary, fragrant; nice weight, crisp, delicious flavour. Last

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1982

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1982
9 bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1982 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Both lots levels: into neck; Lot 6 two capsule removed to reveal Chateau and vintage branded corks Lot 6 in original wooden case "Most recently still impressively deep and

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$18,000 - US$28,000

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1986

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1986
5 magnums per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1986 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Levels: into neck; one nicked lable, Chateau embossed long capsules. "The 1986 possesses outstanding richness, a deep color, medium body, a graceful, harmonious texture, and

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1994

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1994
1 double-magnum per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1994 Pauillac, 1er cru classé "Because Lafite-Rothschild (1) tends to lack the weight of many wines of the northern Médoc, and (2) is never a flashy, ostentatious style of wine, it is often more

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,400

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1994

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1994
6 magnums per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1994 Pauillac, 1er cru classé "Because Lafite-Rothschild (1) tends to lack the weight of many wines of the northern Médoc, and (2) is never a flashy, ostentatious style of wine, it is often more difficult to

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1996

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1996
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1996 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Both lots in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 15-16 "Tasted three times since bottling, the 1996 Lafite-Rothschild is unquestionably this renowned estate's greatest

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1996

Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1996
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Lafite-Rothschild--Vintage 1996 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Both lots in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 15-16 "Tasted three times since bottling, the 1996 Lafite-Rothschild is unquestionably this renowned estate's greatest

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Latour--Vintage 1983

Château Latour--Vintage 1983
1 dozen bottles per lot
Latour 78 Hectares: 80 Cabernet Sauvignon; 15 Merlot; 5 Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, Production: 350,000 bottles In July 1993 the French entrepreneur and businessman, Mr Franis Pinault bought Château Latour from Allied Lyons, restoring Château

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Latour--Vintage 1983

Château Latour--Vintage 1983
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Latour--Vintage 1983 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Levels: bottom neck or better; lightly bin soiled labels, Chateau embossed capsule 1 dozen bottles per lot

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Latour--Vintage 1988

Château Latour--Vintage 1988
11 bottles per lot
Château Latour--Vintage 1988 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Levels: into neck "Still impressively deep and intense; nose low-keyed but harmonious, delicious flavour, full-bodied of course, with good length and a somewhat hot, crisp finish. Complete. July

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$1,600 - US$2,200

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Latour--Vintage 1994

Château Latour--Vintage 1994
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Latour--Vintage 1994 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Admirably deep purple red, as we might expect from Château Latour. The classic nose combines blackcurrant with cedar wood, demanding further bottle age for its potential to emerge fully. It is

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Latour--Vintage 1996

Château Latour--Vintage 1996
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Latour--Vintage 1996 Pauillac, 1er cru classé In original wooden case "A spectacular Latour, the 1996 may be the modern day clone of the 1966, only riper. This vintage, which is so variable in Pomerol, St.-Emilion, and Graves, was fabulous

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Margaux--Vintage 1994

Château Margaux--Vintage 1994
1 double-magnum per lot
MARGAUX 100 Hectares: 75 Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 Merlot, 5 Cab Franc and Petit Verdot "The estate's history can be traced to the 12th century, when it was known as 'La Mothe de Margaux.' Its wine history begins somewhat later. Between 1522 and

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Margaux--Vintage 1995

Château Margaux--Vintage 1995
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Margaux--Vintage 1995 Margaux, 1er cru classé Lot 32 and 33 in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 32-33 "Bottled very late (November, 1997), the 1995 has continued to flesh out, developing into one of the great classics made under the

Lot #: 32

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1994

Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1994
1 impériale per lot
MOUTON 77 Hectares Red: 77 Cabernet Sauvignon, 11 Merlot, 10 Cabernet Franc, 2 Petit Verdot In 1853 Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild bought Château Brane-Mouton and renamed it Mouton Rothschild. Baron Philippe de Rothschild became involved in

Lot #: 35

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

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1995

Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1995
6 magnums per lot
Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1995 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Lot 38-40 in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 38-40 "Bottled in June, 1997, this profound Mouton is more accessible than the more muscular 1996. A blend of 72 Cabernet

Lot #: 37

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1995

Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1995
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1995 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Lot 38-40 in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 38-40 "Bottled in June, 1997, this profound Mouton is more accessible than the more muscular 1996. A blend of 72 Cabernet

Lot #: 38

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

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1995

Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1995
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1995 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Lot 38-40 in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 38-40 "Bottled in June, 1997, this profound Mouton is more accessible than the more muscular 1996. A blend of 72 Cabernet

Lot #: 39

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

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1995

Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1995
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Mouton-Rothschild--Vintage 1995 Pauillac, 1er cru classé Lot 38-40 in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 38-40 "Bottled in June, 1997, this profound Mouton is more accessible than the more muscular 1996. A blend of 72 Cabernet

Lot #: 40

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

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Haut-Brion--Vintage 1990

Château Haut-Brion--Vintage 1990
2 bottles per lot
HAUT BRION 43.2 Hectares of red vines: 45 Cabernet Sauvignon, 37 Merlot, 18 Cabernet Franc Château Haut-Brion has been highly regarded for many centuries, being mentioned in Samuel Pepy's diary in 1663. In 1935 Haut-Brion was bought by the American

Lot #: 43

Estimate: US$600 - US$1,000

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Haut-Brion--Vintage 1993

Château Haut-Brion--Vintage 1993
1 dozen bottless per lot
Château Haut-Brion--Vintage 1993 Pessac (Graves), 1er cru classé "One of the great wines of the vintage, Haut-Brion's 1993 possesses a dark garnet/plum/purple color, an expressive, fragrant, sweet, berry, blackcurrant, mineral, lead pencil

Lot #: 44

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

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Haut-Brion--Vintage 1994

Château Haut-Brion--Vintage 1994
1 double-magnum per lot
Château Haut-Brion--Vintage 1994 Pessac (Graves), 1er cru classé Lot 46 in original wooden case "In contrast to the 1993's penetrating, upfront aromas, the 1994 is closed aromatically. With coaxing, some truffle-like, sweet, black fruit

Lot #: 45

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Haut-Brion--Vintage 1994

Château Haut-Brion--Vintage 1994
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Haut-Brion--Vintage 1994 Pessac (Graves), 1er cru classé Lot 46 in original wooden case "In contrast to the 1993's penetrating, upfront aromas, the 1994 is closed aromatically. With coaxing, some truffle-like, sweet, black fruit

Lot #: 46

Estimate: US$1,600 - US$2,000

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Haut-Brion--Vintage 1995

Château Haut-Brion--Vintage 1995
6 magnums per lot
Château Haut-Brion--Vintage 1995 Pessac (Graves), 1er cru classé Lot 49 and 50 in original wooden cases "This wine has been brilliant on every occasion I have tasted it. More accessible and forward than the 1996, it possesses a saturated ruby/purple

Lot #: 49

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Haut-Brion--Vintage 1995

Château Haut-Brion--Vintage 1995
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Haut-Brion--Vintage 1995 Pessac (Graves), 1er cru classé Lot 49 and 50 in original wooden cases "This wine has been brilliant on every occasion I have tasted it. More accessible and forward than the 1996, it possesses a saturated

Lot #: 50

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1992

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1992
1 dozen bottles per lot
A BREAK OF PETRUS AND CHEVAL BLANC PETRUS It is hard to imagine a world without Pétrus, for in the sphere of wine, Paétrus circles and radiates its influence like a celestial body. Yet 30 years ago it was virtually unknown- a small farm of a few

Lot #: 51

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1996

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1996
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1996 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel In original wooden case "Proprietor Christian Moueix's 1996s have turned out well in the bottle. The 1996 Pétrus is a big, monolithic, foursquare wine with an impressively opaque purple color

Lot #: 52

Estimate: US$9,000 - US$14,000

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Cheval-Blanc--Vintage 1995

Château Cheval-Blanc--Vintage 1995
9 bottles per lot
CHEVAL BLANC The world's most famous Cabernet Franc wine, Cheval is the quality leader in St. Emilion. It demands at least 10 years in bottle before optimal enjoyment and can last over 50 years in superlative vintages. Château

Lot #: 53

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$2,600

Date: 25 Oct 2008

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Château Cheval-Blanc--Vintage 1996

Château Cheval-Blanc--Vintage 1996
1 impériale per lot
Château Cheval-Blanc--Vintage 1996 Saint-Emilion, 1er grand cru classé (A) Lot 55 in original wooden case "The elegant, moderately weighted 1996 Cheval Blanc reveals a deep garnet/plum, evolved color. Quintessentially elegant, with a complex

Lot #: 54

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

Date: 25 Oct 2008