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    with Lower Falls Wine Company

    including Fine Ales & Spirits

    Sale 2734T June 17June 26, 2014

  • 8/12/2019 Fine Wines - Online | Skinner Auction 2734T


  • 8/12/2019 Fine Wines - Online | Skinner Auction 2734T


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    Marie Keep

    Department Director


    Michael J. Moser



    Auction Information

    Online Auction


    Tuesday, June 17,

    10AM through

    Thursday, June 26,


    General Inquiries



    2366 Washington Street

    Newton Lower Falls, MA

    Phil Minervino

    Chris MinervinoOwners

    To arrange preview, please

    contact the department at

    508.970.3296 or e-mail

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  • 8/12/2019 Fine Wines - Online | Skinner Auction 2734T


    Table of Contents

    1 Auction & Specialist Information

    5 How to Bid

    6 Lots 1939

    55 Conditions of Sale

    56 Glossary of Terms

    57 Collection of Wines

    58 Company Directors & Specialty Departments

    59 Administrative Staff & Client Services

    61 Subscription Form

    Please Note: All lots sold subject to our Conditions of Sale.

    Please refer to page 55 of this catalog for the full terms and conditions governing your purchase.

    Copyright Skinner, Inc. 2014

    All rights reserved

    MA/Lic. #2304

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    Please Note:

    Quotes cited as R. Parker used by permission of Robert Parker.

    Quotes cited as Burghound used by permission of Allen Meadows.

    Quotes cited as Wine Spectatorused by permission of Wine Spectator.

    Tasting notes attributed to PhM are Phil Minervino, those to CM are Chris Minervino,

    those to MM are Michael Moser, and those to MK are Marie Keep.


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    Step 1: Register on the Skinner Website

    Registration is free, and once completed will enable immediate access to bidding and tracking lots.

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    Step 3: Browse or Search the Online Catalog

    View lot listings, bid on and track lots, or send a direct inquiry to the Fine Wines department. Use the search box located in the upper rightcorner of the page to search for lots by type, maker, or lot number.

    Step 4: Bid

    Bids are accepted online through the published ending date and time. At all times youll know if youre the high bidder, or if youve been outbid.

    Step 5: Sold!

    The winning bidder is the current high bidder when bidding closes, and will be notified at the conclusion of the auction by email. All lots are

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    6 Online bidding at

    The auction begins with a wonderful

    collection that spans the globe, from

    Champagne to Bordeaux to Burgundy,

    Rhone, Cult California and more. Wines

    were purchased either from mailing

    lists or from reputable retailers by the

    consignor and removed from custom-

    built, temperature-controlled home

    storage by Skinner specialists.

    1Krug Vintage Brut 1996Reims

    The 1996 Krug Vintage remains oneof the greatest Champagnes evermade. It is also far less expensivethan either the Clos du Mesnil or ClosdAmbonnay but equally as delicious.This bottle is stratospheric, with layersof explosive fruit that flow effortlesslyto the multi-dimensional, captivatingfinish. It is another eternal Champagnefrom Krug. A. Galloni for TWA, 98 pts.07/11

    1 bottle$275-350

    2Moet & Chandon Dom Perignon1996Epernay

    L. Perrotti-Brown for TWA, 96 pts.05/111 bottle


    3Moet & Chandon Dom PerignonAndy Warhol 2002Epernay

    2 bottles (each oc)$200-300

    4Moet & Chandon Dom PerignonOenotheque 1996Epernay

    A. Galloni for TWA, 97 pts. 12/101 bottle (ogb)


    5Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2001Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe

    R. Parker, 94 pts. 06/041 bottle


    6Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2002Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe

    R. Parker, 94 pts. 04/051 bottle


    7Chateau Margaux 2003Margaux, 1er Cru Classe

    Am I being too stingy with the2003 Chateau Margaux? A wine ofextraordinary complexity and intensity,it reveals a deep purple color, a stylenot unlike the 1990 Margaux (possiblyeven more concentrated), a velvetytexture, and notes of spring flowersinterwoven with camphor, melted

    licorice, creme de cassis, and paingrille. Not a blockbuster, it offersextraordinary intensity as well as asurreal delicacy/lightness. There isriveting freshness to this offering, whichtips the scales at a lofty (for this estate)13.5% alcohol, as well as an alluringsweetness and accessibility. It probablywill tighten up over the next fewyears. Nevertheless, it is a profoundChateau Margaux that brings to minda hypothetical blend of the 1982 and1990. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2035. R. Parker, 99 pts. 04/061 bottle


    8Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2001Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe

    1 bottle$300-400

    9Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2002Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe

    1 bottle$300-400

    10Chateau Cos dEstournel 2005St. Estephe, 2eme Cru Classe

    While I am not convinced the2005 Cos dEstournel will eclipsethe compelling 2003 Cos, it isunquestionably another superb classicfrom proprietor Michel Reybier and hisbrilliant winemaker, Jean-GuillaumePrats. Made from an unusually highpercentage of Cabernet Sauvignon(78%) and the balance mostly Merlotwith a tiny dollop of Cabernet Franc,this superb effort requires plenty oftime in the bottle. It boasts an inky/purple color as well as a gloriousperfume of licorice, Asian spices,creme de cassis, blackberries, andtoasty oak. This full-bodied St.-Estepheis exceptionally powerful, pure, anddense with a layered mid-palate thatbuilds like a skyscraper. While there aremassive tannins, they are remarkablyvelvety and well-integrated in this big,backstrapping effort that should enjoyan unusually long life. Forget it for 8-10years, and drink it between 2017-2040. R. Parker, 98 pts. 04/081 imperial (owc)


    11Chateau dYquem 2003Sauternes

    N. Martin for TWA, 94 pts. 06/131 bottle


    12Domaine des Lambrays Clos desLambrays 2008

    Cote de NuitsBurghound, 93 pts. 01/112 bottles


    13Domaine Georges MugneretGibourg Echezeaux 2005Cote de Nuits

    1 bottle$275-350

    14Ponsot Clos de la Roche VieillesVignes 2008Cote de Nuits

    Burghound, (94-96) pts. 01/101 bottle


    15Ponsot Clos de la Roche VieillesVignes 2008Cote de Nuits

    Burghound, (94-96) pts. 01/101 magnum


    16Domaine de la Romanee ContiVosne Romanee 1er Cru CuveeDuvault Blochet 2006Cote de Nuits

    2 bottles$900-1,300

    17Armand Rousseau Chambertin 2001Cote de Nuits

    Burghound, (91-94) pts. 01/031 bottle


    18Armand Rousseau Chambertin Closde Beze 2001Cote de Nuits

    Burghound, 93 pts. 11/111 bottle


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    19Armand Rousseau GevreyChambertin 1er Cru Clos St.Jacques 2001Cote de Nuits

    Burghound, 93 pts. 07/112 bottles


    20Armand Rousseau MazisChambertin 2006Cote de Nuits

    2 bottles$300-500

    21Comte Georges de Vogue MusignyCuvee Vieilles Vignes 1998Cote de Nuits

    Burghound, 94 pts. 10/122 bottles


    22E. Guigal La Ladonne 2001Northern Rhone

    R. Parker, (93-95) pts. 12/041 bottle


    23Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage LaChapelle 1990Northern Rhone

    u: 2.5cm

    The 1990 La Chapelle is the sexyand opulent. I had the 1990 at the

    Jaboulet tasting, and again out of adouble magnum three months ago.On both occasions it was spectacular,clearly meriting a three-digit score.The modern day equivalent of the1961, it deserves all the attention it hasgarnered.

    The color remains an opaque purple,with only a slight pink at the edge.Spectacular aromatics offer up aromasof incense, smoke, blackberry fruit,cassis, barbecue spice, coffee, anda touch of chocolate. As it sits in theglass, additional nuances of pepperand grilled steak emerge. There is

    extraordinary freshness for such amammoth wine in addition to abundanttannin, an amazing 60-second finish,and a level of glycerin and thick, fleshytexture that have to be tasted to