Fine Wine

November 19 - 27, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 366
CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2002 (1)
CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1989 (1 HF. BT.) WA 97
CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1996 (1) WA 93
  • CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2002 (1)
CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1989 (1 HF. BT.) WA 97
CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1996 (1) WA 93

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CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR 2002 (1)

Saint-Estèphe. 3ième Cru Classé
scraped label

CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1989 (1 hf. bt.)

Sauternais. Premier Cru Supérieur

The favorite sweet wine of millionaires, Chateau d'Yquem has, not unexpectedly, turned in a brilliant effort with their newly released 1989. It is a large-scaled, massively rich, unctuously-textured wine that should evolve effortlessly for a half century or more. It does not reveal the compelling finesse and complexity of the 1988 or 1986, but it is a far heavier, richer wine than either of those vintages. It is reminiscent of the 1976, with additional fat and glycerin. The wine is extremely alcoholic and rich, with a huge nose of smoky, honey-covered coconuts and overripe pineapples and apricots. As with most young vintages of Yquem, the wine's structure is barely noticeable. These wines are so highly extracted and rich yet approachable young, it is difficult to believe they will last for 50 or more years. The 1989 is the richest Yquem made in the eighties, and it has an edge in complexity over the powerhouse 1983. December 1997 Drink: 1995-2045 WA 97

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 1996 (1)

Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé
scuffed label & capsule

The aromatics unfurl gracefully in the glass revealing briary, wild hedgerow, black truffle and sandalwood scents -- firmly in secondary aroma stage but with appreciable presence and intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin that form its firm and classic structure, spice, white pepper and cloves infusing the slightly animally red berry fruit. This is an adorable Léoville Barton that is occupying a very "happy" place at the moment -- superb precision, old school claret at its best. Decant for an hour no more, then enjoy. Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2035 WA 93

2 bts. & 1 hf. bt.    per lot $700 - $900

Realised: $612
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 1-5
Bottle Formats: Smaller Than 750ml, Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Mixed Lots
Score: 93, 97
Type: Red Bordeaux, White Bordeaux
Vintage: 1989, 1996, 2002