Finest And Rarest Wine from an Important West Coast Collection

Christie's
3 May 2008, Beverly Hills

Date of the auction: 03.05.2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1990

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1990
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1990 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Lot 40 different importer slip labels Lots 42-44 in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 42-44 "The phenomenally rich, well-endowed 1990 Pétrus has been magical from the first time I tasted it

Lot #: 43

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1990

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1990
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1990 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Lot 40 different importer slip labels Lots 42-44 in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 42-44 "The phenomenally rich, well-endowed 1990 Pétrus has been magical from the first time I tasted it

Lot #: 44

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1993

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1993
6 bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1993 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Lot 46 in original wooden case "After several uninspiring efforts between 1978 and 1988, it is irrefutable that Christian Moueix and his flagship estate, Pétrus, have rebounded with a vengeance

Lot #: 45

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$4,500

Date: 3 May 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1993

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1993
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1993 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Lot 46 in original wooden case "After several uninspiring efforts between 1978 and 1988, it is irrefutable that Christian Moueix and his flagship estate, Pétrus, have rebounded with a

Lot #: 46

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1994

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1994
1 magnum per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1994 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Lot 48-51 in original wooden cases, lot 51 with newly replaced lid; lots 51-52 different importer slip labels Parcel: lots 48-50 "Opaque purple/black in color, with a sweet vanilla, pain grillee

Lot #: 47

Estimate: US$1,300 - US$1,700

Date: 3 May 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1994

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1994
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1994 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Lot 48-51 in original wooden cases, lot 51 with newly replaced lid; lots 51-52 different importer slip labels Parcel: lots 48-50 "Opaque purple/black in color, with a sweet vanilla, pain

Lot #: 48

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1994

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1994
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1994 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Lot 48-51 in original wooden cases, lot 51 with newly replaced lid; lots 51-52 different importer slip labels Parcel: lots 48-50 "Opaque purple/black in color, with a sweet vanilla, pain

Lot #: 49

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1994

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1994
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1994 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Lot 48-51 in original wooden cases, lot 51 with newly replaced lid; lots 51-52 different importer slip labels Parcel: lots 48-50 "Opaque purple/black in color, with a sweet vanilla, pain

Lot #: 50

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1994

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1994
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1994 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Lot 48-51 in original wooden cases, lot 51 with newly replaced lid; lots 51-52 different importer slip labels Parcel: lots 48-50 "Opaque purple/black in color, with a sweet vanilla, pain

Lot #: 51

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1994

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1994
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1994 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Lot 48-51 in original wooden cases, lot 51 with newly replaced lid; lots 51-52 different importer slip labels Parcel: lots 48-50 "Opaque purple/black in color, with a sweet vanilla, pain

Lot #: 52

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1995

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1995
6 bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1995 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Lot 53 with lightly wrinkled labels; Lot 54 with different importer slip lables Lot 53 in original wooden case "It is interesting how this wine continues to evolve. Unquestionably one of the

Lot #: 53

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1995

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1995
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1995 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Lot 53 with lightly wrinkled labels; Lot 54 with different importer slip lables Lot 53 in original wooden case "It is interesting how this wine continues to evolve. Unquestionably one of the

Lot #: 54

Estimate: US$16,000 - US$24,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1997

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1997
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1997 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel In two six-bottle original wooden cases "The dense plum/ruby/purple color is accompanied by a closed bouquet of mocha, dried tomato skin, and black fruits. In the mouth, it is one of the most

Lot #: 55

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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Le Pin--Vintage 1985

Le Pin--Vintage 1985
5 bottles per lot
LE PIN Le Pin has acquired a reputation as the most hedonistic Pomerol and a competitor to Pétrus since its acquisition in 1978 by the Thienpont family, long time owners of Vieux-Château-Certan. It was a discerning loan from Jacques Thienpont father that

Lot #: 56

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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Le Pin--Vintage 1986

Le Pin--Vintage 1986
5 bottles per lot
Le Pin--Vintage 1986 Pomerol Levels: base of neck or better "Its extraordinary nose of smoky oak and plummy fruit is followed by a wine that is very concentrated and powerful with the highest level of tannins produced by this vineyard since the first vintage

Lot #: 57

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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Le Pin--Vintage 1989

Le Pin--Vintage 1989
1 dozen bottles per lot
Le Pin--Vintage 1989 Pomerol In original wooden case "The 1989's dark ruby/purple color may have slightly more saturation than the 1990. The wine reveals a sweet, roasted herb, coconut and jammy black currant-scented nose with plenty of smoky new oak

Lot #: 58

Estimate: US$18,000 - US$24,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Le Pin--Vintage 1994

Le Pin--Vintage 1994
6 bottles per lot
Le Pin--Vintage 1994 Pomerol All lots in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 59-61 "It reveals a healthy dark ruby/purple color, spicy, sweet oak, and a silky, opulent entry, but it is a more structured, concentrated, medium to full-bodied Le Pin with layers of

Lot #: 59

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$5,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Le Pin--Vintage 1994

Le Pin--Vintage 1994
6 bottles per lot
Le Pin--Vintage 1994 Pomerol All lots in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 59-61 "It reveals a healthy dark ruby/purple color, spicy, sweet oak, and a silky, opulent entry, but it is a more structured, concentrated, medium to full-bodied Le Pin with layers of

Lot #: 60

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$5,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Le Pin--Vintage 1994

Le Pin--Vintage 1994
6 bottles per lot
Le Pin--Vintage 1994 Pomerol All lots in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 59-61 "It reveals a healthy dark ruby/purple color, spicy, sweet oak, and a silky, opulent entry, but it is a more structured, concentrated, medium to full-bodied Le Pin with layers of

Lot #: 61

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$5,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Le Pin--Vintage 1995

Le Pin--Vintage 1995
8 bottles per lot
Le Pin--Vintage 1995 Pomerol "A dense ruby-colored Le Pin, the 1995 offers up aromas of lead pencil, roasted nuts, smoke, spice, fruitcake, and black cherries intermixed with white chocolate. Luscious and full-bodied, with low acidity, but plenty of grip and

Lot #: 62

Estimate: US$5,800 - US$8,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Le Pin--Vintage 1996

Le Pin--Vintage 1996
1 dozen bottles per lot
Le Pin--Vintage 1996 Pomerol All lots in two six-bottle original wooden cases Parcel: lots 63-65 "[The 1996 Le Pin] was extremely open-knit, with a dark ruby color, and evolved notes of roasted coffee, melted chocolate, exotic coconut scents, and jammy

Lot #: 63

Estimate: US$9,500 - US$14,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Le Pin--Vintage 1996

Le Pin--Vintage 1996
1 dozen bottles per lot
Le Pin--Vintage 1996 Pomerol All lots in two six-bottle original wooden cases Parcel: lots 63-65 "[The 1996 Le Pin] was extremely open-knit, with a dark ruby color, and evolved notes of roasted coffee, melted chocolate, exotic coconut scents, and jammy

Lot #: 64

Estimate: US$9,500 - US$14,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Le Pin--Vintage 1996

Le Pin--Vintage 1996
1 dozen bottles per lot
Le Pin--Vintage 1996 Pomerol All lots in two six-bottle original wooden cases Parcel: lots 63-65 "[The 1996 Le Pin] was extremely open-knit, with a dark ruby color, and evolved notes of roasted coffee, melted chocolate, exotic coconut scents, and jammy

Lot #: 65

Estimate: US$9,500 - US$14,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Le Pin--Vintage 1997

Le Pin--Vintage 1997
1 dozen bottles per lot
Le Pin--Vintage 1997 Pomerol Both lots in two six-bottle original wooden cases Parcel: lots 66-67 "The wine possesses sweet currant and cherry fruit, abundant toasty oak, and a seductive style" Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #128 (Apr 2000) 1 dozen bottles

Lot #: 66

Estimate: US$7,500 - US$9,500

Date: 3 May 2008

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Le Pin--Vintage 1997

Le Pin--Vintage 1997
1 dozen bottles per lot
Le Pin--Vintage 1997 Pomerol Both lots in two six-bottle original wooden cases Parcel: lots 66-67 "The wine possesses sweet currant and cherry fruit, abundant toasty oak, and a seductive style" Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #128 (Apr 2000) 1 dozen bottles

Lot #: 67

Estimate: US$7,500 - US$9,500

Date: 3 May 2008

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Le Pin--Vintage 2000

Le Pin--Vintage 2000
2 bottles per lot
Le Pin--Vintage 2000 Pomerol "Exotic, opulent, extravagant, and impossible to resist, the 2000 Le Pin is an explosive, virtually perfect example of this estate. Dense purple-colored, with luxurious levels of extract and richness, this intense

Lot #: 68

Estimate: US$5,500 - US$7,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Dom Pérignon--Vintage 1990

Dom Pérignon--Vintage 1990
1 dozen bottles per lot
GRAND CHAMPAGNE Dom Pérignon--Vintage 1990 Epernay In individual original wooden presentation coffrets "...Pale; elegant; noted as 'dry', crisp, very good length, lemon and with smokey aftertaste; last tasted March 2002: ****" MB, Vintage Wine 1

Lot #: 69

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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Cristal, Louis Roederer--Vintage 1990

Cristal, Louis Roederer--Vintage 1990
3 magnums per lot
Cristal, Louis Roederer--Vintage 1990 Reims In individual wooden presentation coffrets "A classic Cristal that is sometimes more open and a bit fatter than the '89, but is mostly a bitingly acidic, unreleased wine. There is the same delightful

Lot #: 70

Estimate: US$4,500 - US$6,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Cristal, Louis Roederer--Vintage 1990

Cristal, Louis Roederer--Vintage 1990
6 magnums per lot
Cristal, Louis Roederer--Vintage 1990 Reims In individual original wooden presentation coffrets 6 magnums per lot

Lot #: 71

Estimate: US$9,000 - US$12,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Cristal, Louis Roederer--Vintage 1995

Cristal, Louis Roederer--Vintage 1995
10 bottles per lot
Cristal, Louis Roederer--Vintage 1995 Reims In original carton "Considerably shyer and more discreet than the ecstatic rosé of the same vintage. Initially just a youthfully floral, tranquil nose that merges into expressive grape ripeness and

Lot #: 72

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$5,000

Date: 3 May 2008