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Enjoy a Small Taste of Bordeaux Highlights from the Norman Burnam Collection

Spectrum Wine Auction's Second Anniversary Auction


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The 2nd Anniversary Auction

Saturday & Sunday, December 3-4, 2011
Begins at 11:00 a.m. HKT
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

 

The Norman Burnam Collection

The late Mr. Burnam began collecting wine back in the 1960s. At the time he sought advice from Nathan Chroman, then the wine writer for the Los Angeles Times, as well as John Brincko, a well-known wine connoisseur and collector. Armed with priceless knowledge and insights, Mr. Burnam became a very selective buyer, collecting the best Bordeaux, DRC and other great Burgundies in case quantities, all from reputable retailers. Almost all of the wine in the collection was purchased on release or as futures, and has been in the continuous possession of Mr. Burnam and his heirs ever since. The wine was moved only one time, from his home cellar to a professional wine storage facility in West Los Angeles in the late 1990s, where it has remained undisturbed until we moved it to our warehouse for this auction. The collection has it all: impeccable provenance, beautiful cosmetic appearance, fantastic ?lls. We anticipate fast and furious bidding activity from all around the world. Don’t miss out on this golden opportunity.

 

Some Bordeaux Highlights from the Norman Burman Collection

Lot 214.
Château Lafleur 1982,
6 Bottles

Lot 239.
Château La Conseillante 1982, 12 Bottles

Lot #240.
Château La Conseillante 1982, 6 Magnums

"...extraordinary intensity and purity of the kirsch liqueur and licorice, the remarkable opulence, the thickness and richness, yet the ability to seem fresh with laser-like precision are all things that must be tasted to be believed…"
[Score: 100]
Wine Advocate # 183, Jun 2009
"...revealing plenty of black currant, kirsch, smoke, herb, and incense characteristics, a full-bodied, voluptuous texture, and melted tannins…" [Score: 94]
Wine Advocate #183, Jun 2009
"...revealing plenty of black currant, kirsch, smoke, herb, and incense characteristics, a full-bodied, voluptuous texture, and melted tannins…" [Score: 94]
Wine Advocate #183, Jun 2009

Lot 1210.
Château Lafite Rothschild 1976, 12 Bottles

Lot 1277.
Château L`Evangile 1982,
6 Magnums

Lot 1289.
Château Lynch-Bages 1982,
12 Bottles

"...clearly stands far above the crowd in this vintage. A beautiful bouquet of seductive cedarwood, spices, and ripe fruit precedes a very concentrated, darkly colored wine, with great length and texture…" [Score: 93]
Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition

"This 98 point stunner is just starting to hit its stride.  It is still massively rich with a firm structure, though the tannins are just starting to give way.  Sweet dark fruits, bramble and spice, a bit of smokiness and a finish that lasts for days."
Amanda Crawford

"One of the most drinkable, complex, and tasty 1982s of the northern Medoc…" [Score: 94]
Wine Advocate # 183, Jun 2009

Lot 1380.
Château Margaux 1986,
12 Bottles

Lot #1381.
Château Margaux 1986,
12 Bottles

Lot #1651.
Château La Mission
Haut Brion 1982

"...offers up aromas of smoky, toasty new oak and black currants, as well as a few flowers. The wine is mammoth, with extraordinary extract, superb balance, and a frightfully tannic finish. This is a Margaux of immense stature..." [Score: 96]
Bordeaux Book,
3rd Edition # B1, Jan 1998

"...offers up aromas of smoky, toasty new oak and black currants, as well as a few flowers. The wine is mammoth, with extraordinary extract, superb balance, and a frightfully tannic finish. This is a Margaux of immense stature..."
[Score: 96]
Bordeaux Book,
3rd Edition # B1, Jan 1998
"…massive richness as well as abundant notes of black fruits, truffles, creosote, scorched earth, smoke, and camphor, a colossal mouthfeel, a layered texture, incredible depth of fruit..." [Score: 100]
Wine Advocate # 183, Jun 2009

Lot 1686.
Château La Lagune 1982,
6 Magnums

Lot 1703.
Château Cos D`Estournel 1982, 12 Bottles

Lot 1780.
Château Beychevelle 1982,
12 Bottles

"I’ve had this wine many times and it is always a dark horse at a dinner table with Classified Growths.  It is ready to go, with a medium bodied, classic Claret profile complete with that Bordelais crispiness and firm structure.  Red fruits more than black fruits, lots of sous bois and character."
Amanda Crawford
“…medium to full-bodied with sweet tannins, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and a silky finish.” [Score: 95] Wine Advocate # 183, June 2009 "I love this wine.  This is a rich, masculine Bordeaux still showing the warmth of the 82 vintage.  Earthy, herby and tasty."
Amanda Crawford

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