Fine Wines | Skinner Auction 2568B

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The next Fine Wines auction on November 8, 2011 in Boston offers extraordinary personal collections to round out your holiday celebrations. Vintage Champagne, Sauternes, Port, and Madeira will be featured alongside major selections of Bordeaux, Burgandy, Italian and new world wine. The Quarterly Review of Wines (QRW) rated Skinner as “one of the most professional wine auctions in the country, attracting serious buyers from across the globe.” Skinner hosts its wine auctions twice annually in conjunction with Lower Falls Wine Company, a third generation wine seller located just west of Boston. Skinner is the only major auction house in New England to offer fine wines at auction. For more information, contact the Wine department at 508-970-3296, or **Please note that Fine Wines are subject to a 21.5% buyers premium as noted in the catalogue conditions of sale**

Text of Fine Wines | Skinner Auction 2568B

  • SKINNER Fine WinesSale 2568B November 8, 2011 BostonLower Falls Wine Company

  • auction 2568B

    Fine Wines

    specialists in charge

    Marie KeepDepartment Director508.970.3296

    General Inquiries:

    Tel: 617.874.4318Fax: 617.350.5429


    general inquiries617.350.5400

    cover: 47; back cover: 345

    absentee bidding

    Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 4 p.m.

    63 Park Plaza

    Boston, Massachusetts

    Heavy hors doeuvres will be served throughout the auction

    2366 Washington StreetNewton Lower Falls, MAPhil MinervinoChris MinervinoOwners


    To arrange preview, please contact the department at 508.970.3296 or e-mail

    Please note: Quotes cited as R. Parker used by permission of Robert Parker.Quotes cited as Wine Spectator used by permission of Wine Spectator.Quotes cited as Burghound used by permission of Allen Meadows.Tasting notes attributed to PhM are Phil Minervino, those to CM are Chris Minervino, those to LC are Lauren Collins, and those to MK are Marie Keep.

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    Laura V. Sweeney617.874.4311

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  • table of contents

    1 Auction & Specialist Information

    2 Web Site & Online Bidding

    5 Lots 1-775

    80 Index

    87 Glossary of Terms

    89 Collection of Wines

    90 Conditions of Sale

    91 Absentee Bid Form

    92 Company Directors & Specialty Departments

    93 Administrative Staff & Client Services

    94 Map & Driving Directions

    95 Subscription Form

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

    Please refer to page 90 of this catalogue for the full terms and conditions governing your purchase.

    Copyright Skinner, Inc. 2011

    All rights reserved

    MA/Lic. #2304

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  • From the Cellar of Distinguished Collectors. Many lots purchased on futures or direct from winery. Maintained in custom-built climate-controlled cellar, picked up by Skinner staff.

    1.Chateau Ausone 1999St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe (A)Is the 1999 Ausone the wine of the vintage? Dense purple color, a compelling bouquet of licorice, minerals, black and blueberry liqueur, extraordinary delineation, high tannin, superb extract, and phenomenal richness all are the stuff of a legend. This wine seems impossible to have emerged from a vintage like 1999. Proprietor Alain Vauthier produced only 20,000 bottles because he eliminated one-fourth of the tiny crop. The result is out-and-out fabulous, but the wine needs 12-15 years of cellaring. R. Parker, 95 pts. 04/023 bottles$900-1,300

    2.Chateau Cheval Blanc 1989St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe (A)1 bottle$300-400

    3.Chateau La Conseillante 2008PomerolR. Parker, 95 pts. 05/11 12 bottles (owc)$1,200-1,800

    4.Chateau Duhart Milon 2008Pauillac, 4eme Cru ClasseA magnificent sleeper of the vintage, the 2008 Duhart Milon is the shrewd consumers wine to purchase by the case as prices do not yet reflect its qualitative resurgence. Composed of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot that came in at 13.09% alcohol, it is a surprisingly intense effort displaying a marvelous texture, plenty of black currant, licorice, unsmoked cigar tobacco and earthy characteristics, a full-bodied mouthfeel and stunning purity as well as density. R. Parker, 94 pts. 05/1112 bottles (owc)$900-1,300

    5.Chateau Haut Brion 1962Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classeu: 4cm, light label fading1 bottle$300-400

    6.Chateau Latour 2008Pauillac, 1er Cru ClasseR. Parker, 95+ pts. 05/116 bottles (owc)$4,500-5,000

    7.Chateau Margaux 2002Margaux, 1er Cru Classe1 magnum$550-800

    8.Chateau Margaux 2008Margaux, 1er Cru ClasseR. Parker, 94 pts. 05/116 bottles (owc)$2,700-4,000

    9.Chateau Margaux 2008Margaux, 1er Cru ClasseR. Parker, 94 pts. 05/116 bottles (owc)$2,700-4,000

    10.Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1990Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe2 bottles$600-900

    11.Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1994Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe2 bottles$600-900

    12.Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2002Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe1 magnum$600-800

    13.Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2006Pauillac, 1er Cru ClasseA sensational effort, the 2006 Mouton Rothschild exhibits an opaque purple color as well as a classic Mouton perfume of creme de cassis, flowers, blueberries, and only a hint of oak. Dalhuin told me that in whisky barrel-tasting vintages such as 1989 and 1990, Mouton was aged in heavily-toasted barrels, and they have backed off to a much lighter toast for the barrels interior. I think this has worked fabulously well with the cassis quality fruit they get from their Cabernet Sauvignon. The full-bodied, powerful 2006 possesses extraordinary purity and clarity. A large-scaled, massive Mouton Rothschild that ranks as one of the top four or five wines of the vintage, it may turn out to be the longest-lived wine of the vintage by a landslide. The label will undoubtedly be controversial as a relative of Sigmund Freud, Lucian Freud, has painted a rather comical Zebra staring aimlessly at what appears to be a palm tree in the middle of a stark courtyard. I suppose a psychiatrist could figure out the relationship between that artwork and wine, but I couldnt see one. This utterly profound Mouton will need to sleep for 15+ years before it will reveal any secondary nuances, but it is a packed and stacked first-growth Pauillac of enormous potential. R. Parker, 98+ pts. 02/093 bottles$1,500-2,250


    14.Doisy Daene LExtravagant 2001There is only a tiny amount of the light gold/green-colored 2001 Doisy-Daene lExtravagant (primarily Sauvignon Blanc). As the name suggests, it is extravagantly rich as well as very full-bodied with extraordinary purity and intensity. The finish lasts for over a minute. There are loads of botrytis in addition to caramelized tropical fruits, zesty acidity, and striking clarity of expression. R. Parker, 98 pts. 06/043 demi bottles (each in individual owc)$400-600

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  • 15.Chateau dYquem1990 (2 bts), R. Parker, 99 pts. 04/991997 (1 bt), R. Parker, 96 pts. 04/03gorgeous honey colors3 bottles$750-1,050

    16.Bouchard Montrachet 1983 Cote de Beaune1 bottle$175-250

    17.Remoissenet Romanee St. Vivant 1999Cote de Nuits6 bottles$600-900

    18.Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet Champs Canet 2002 (4 bts) Puligny Montrachet La Garenne 2002 (4 bts)Cote de Beaune8 bottles$450-650

    19.Salon Le Mesnil 1997R. Parker, 95 pts. 12/106 bottles (owc)$1,000-1,500

    20.Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape 1999Southern Rhone12 bottles (owc)$500-650

    20A.Great Vintage Cos and LynchChateau Lynch Bages1989 (1 bt)1995 (2 bts)Chateau Cos dEstournel1996 (2 bts)2000 (1 bt)6 bottles$600-900

    21.Great Vintage Bordeaux MagnumsChateau Yon Figeac 2000 (2 mags)Chateau Gloria 2003 (3 mags)5 magnums$375-550

    21A.Sterling Left Bank BordeauxChateau Sociando Mallet 2000 (1 bt)Chateau du Tertre2005 (3 bts)2006 (2 bts)6 bottles$175-250

    22.Big Bottle Great Vintage BurgundyJ. Chauvenet Nuits St. George Rue de Chaux 2002 (1 mag)Vougeraie Clos Vougeot 1999 (dbl mag)1 magnum1 double magnum$500-700

    22A.Chateau Suduiraut1988 (1 bt)2001 (2 demis)Chateau de Malle 2001 (1 demi)Chateau de Myrat 2001 (3 demis)6 demi bottles1 bottle$200-300

    23.New and Old World WhitesChateau Lynch Bages Blanc de Lynch Bages 2001Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2000Kistler Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard 19993 bottles$300-450

    23A.Aged New and Old World RedsGuigal Hermitage 1991Torres Gran Corona Gran Reserva Mas La Plana Estate 1988 (signed)Far Niente Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1994Niebaum Coppola Rubicon 19924 bottles$225-300

    24.E. Altare Barolo 1989 (1 bt)1990 (1 bt)Ceretto Barbaresco Bricco Asili Faset 1989 (1 bt)Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino 1997 (1 bt)4 bottles$300-450

    25.Diebolt Vallois Fleur de Passion 1996 (2 bts)Pol Roger Rose 1990 (1 bt)Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 1996 (1 bt)Sec Rich Reserve 1990 (1 bt)5 bottles$325-450

    26.Chateau Beaucastel du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin 1999Southern Rhone1 bottle$225-300

    27.G. Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia 2003PiedmontA. Galloni for R. Parker, 94 pts. 10/073 magnums$400-600


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