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Once in a Lifetime

Once in a lifetime, or we think a lot more often than that, every wine lover should taste some of the world’s rarest, most acclaimed wines. Here are wines from legendary French estates and California cult wineries. Try them. You only live once.

1961 Château Latour

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; top shoulder fill; label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  100   
ST  95+    
MB  ****/*   

1975 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

Light capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue; signed by the winemaker

RP  98   

1979-1983 Opus One

5-bottle Vertical, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

See item details for bottle notes

1982 Château Mouton Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; base neck fill; light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  98   
ST  97   
JR  19   
MB  ****/*   

1982 Château Mouton Rothschild

Capsule condition issue; base neck fill; label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  98   
ST  97   
JR  19   
MB  ****/*   

1982 Opus One

3.0ltr

Napa Valley Auction wine

MB  ***   

1985 Domaine Noel Verset Cornas

Light label condition issue

RP  91   

1986 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue

RP  100   
WS  94   
MB  ****   
3 available
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1986 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  94   
MB  ****   

1986 Château Lafite-Rothschild

Capsule condition issue

RP  100   
WS  94   
MB  ****   

1986 Méo-Camuzet Nuits-St.-Georges Aux Murgers

Elevated cork

WS  92   

1987 Opus One

3.0ltr

Light capsule condition issue; Napa Valley Auction wine

WS  96   
WA  93   
JR  18.5   

1990 Opus One

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 3.0ltr

Napa Valley Auction wine

WS  96   
RP  90   

1990 Harlan Estate

1.5ltr

WS  92   

1991 Harlan Estate

Light label condition issue

RP  98   
WS  91   
2 available
Bid *

1991 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon

6.0ltr

Light capsule condition issue; etched bottle

WS  93   
JR  17.5   

1993 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue; signed by the winemaker

RP  97   
WS  91   

1994 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon

3.0ltr

Light label condition issue; writing on bottle

WS  95   
RP  94   

1994 Opus One

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 3.0ltr

Light label condition issue; Napa Valley Auction wine

RP  92   
JR  18.5   

1994 Opus One

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 3.0ltr

RP  92   
JR  18.5   

1994 Harlan Estate

RP  100   
ST  96   
WS  95   

1995 Château Latour

6.0ltr

Light capsule condition issue

MB  *****   
RP  96   
WS  94   
ST  94   
JR  18.5   

1995 Colgin Herb Lamb Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

3.0ltr

Light signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

RP  98   
ST  93   
WS  92   

1996 Opus One

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 3.0ltr

RP  93   
ST  92   
JR  17.5   
WS  #2 of 1999   
2 available
Bid *

1996 Diamond Creek Lake Vineyard

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 6.0ltr

Auction Napa Valley

WS  92