Edward Roberts International Live Fine Wine Auction and Tasting Featuring One of the Finest Collections of Rare Bordeaux and Burgundy to be Offered at Auction in Recent Years

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Live wine auction of notable rarities on May 21st, 2005 at The Chicago Yacht Club including the Anthony Parillo Jr collection which is one of the most significant collections of rare Bordeaux and Burgundy to be offered at auction in recent years

Edward Roberts International is holding a live fine wine auction on May 21st at the Chicago Yacht Club at Monroe Street overlooking scenic Lake Michigan by Millenium Park starting at 11:00am. This auction features some exciting private consignments with excellent provenance highlighted by the John D. Schauermann and Anthony Parillo Jr. collections.

The John D. Schauermann Collection encompasses a wide range of fine wine including 2000 vintage Bordeaux, highly rated Californian cults from Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Bryant, Araujo, Colgin, Peter Michael, Togni, Turley, Pahlmeyer and Pride; classics from Phelps, Caymus and Chateau Montelena; and a substantial selection of highly rated Australian rarities.

The collection of Anthony Parillo Jr., carefully sourced over the course of thirty-five years is one of the most important collections of rare old Bordeaux and Burgundy to be offered at auction in several years with incredible depth including: Chateau Latour- 1870, 1953, 1955, 1959, and 1961; Chateau Mouton-Rothschild- 1873, 1929 and 1961; Chateau Margaux- 1888, 1917, 1921, 1934, 1943, 1945, 1953 and 1961; Lafite-Rothschild- 1892, 1929, 1943, 1955, 1959 and 1961 (en magnum); Chateau Haut-Brion- 1899, 1953, 1955 and 1959; Chateau Cheval Blanc- 1943, 1947, 1955 and 1961; Chateau Petrus- 1050 (en magnum), 1952 and 1966; Chateau Cos D'Estournel- 1929 and 1961. Other notable Bordeaux include 1949 Chateaux Talbot and Gruaud-Larose (en magnum); 1953 Chateau Figeac (en magnum); 1959 Chateau Palmer; 1961 Chateaux Ausone, Pichon-Lalande and Pichon Baron; and numerous other desirable selections from the 1960's thru 1980's. Finest Burgundy includes from Leroy- 1937 Chambertin and Richebourg; and 1949 Clos Vougeot. From Domaine de la Romanee-Conti- several vintage of Romanee-Conti including 1971; 1959 Grands-Echezeaux, 1962 Echezeaux; 1969 Romanee St-Vivant (en magnum); 1971 Echezeaux and Grands-Echezeaux (both en double-magnum), and Richebourg (en magnum); 1976 La Tache (en magnum); and 1969 Montrachet. Other tempting selections include 1969 De Vogue Musigny and several older Dr. Barolet bottlings.

Further highlights of this sale include collections of Dominus and Opus One; additional acclaimed Bordeaux vintages such as 1928 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild; 1949 Chateau Latour, accoladed 1982 Bordeaux including Chateau Petrus and large formats; rare Sauternes including 1937 and 1967 Chateau D'Yquem; and an enticing range of other notable rarities. This auction offers an incredible opportunity for the serious collector and aspiring oenophile to purchase impeccably cellared rarites and significant values.

Immediately preceeding the auction at 10:00am there will be a pre-sale tasting of over 50 exceptional wines including- 1983 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet Clavoillon, 1976 Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne, 1969 De Vogue Musigny Vieilles Vignes, 1966 Drouhin Chambertin Clos De Beze, 1959 Laplanche Chateau de Pommard, 1996 Chateau Haut-Brion, 1995 Chateau Pichon-Lalande, 1988 Chateau Cos D'Estournel, 1982 Chateau Clos L'Eglise, 1982 Chateau Rouget, 1982 Chateau Certan-Guiraud, 1982 Vieux-Chateau-Certan, 1982 Chateau Petit-Villages, 1982 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild, 1979 Chateau Gruaud-Larose, 1978 Chateau Lynch-Bages, 1978 Chateau Duhart-Milon, 1976 Chateau Margaux, 1976 Chateau Latour, 1975 Chateau Leoville-Poyferre, 1975 Chateau Cos D'Estournel, 1975 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild, 1971 Chateau La Gaffeliere, 1971 Chateau Haut-Brion, 1971 Chateau Figeac, 1971 Chateau Latour, 1970 Chateau Brane-Cantenac, 1970 Chateau Haut-Brion, 1970 Chateau Lascombes, 1970 Chateau Cos D'Estournel, 1970 Chateau Clos Rene, 1970 Chateau Latour, 1966 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild, 1961 Carruades de Lafite, 1998 Domaine de Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 1995 Azienda Agricole Amarone, 1998 Ramirez de Ganuza Rioja Reserva, 1996 Pesquera Reserva, 2002 D'Arenberg Shiraz The Laughing Magpie, 1998 D'Arenberg Grenache-Shiraz Ironstone Pressings, 1998 D'Arenberg Cabernet Sauvignon Coppermine Road, 1998 Parker Cabernet Sauvignon First Growth, 1998 Viking Grand Shiraz, 2000 L'Ecole 41 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1997 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon, 1996 Joullian Cabernet Sauvignon, 1996 Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Bella Oaks, 1996 Hartwell Cabernet Sauvignon, 1994 Dominus, 2002 Cline Zinfandel, 1976 JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese, 1971 Dr. Thanisch Bernkastler Doctor Auslese, 1985 Graham Porto, 1963 Ferreira Porto    

All participants in the tasting and auction must be at least 21 years old. A complimentary Continental breakfast buffet will be available during the auction for all attendees. There is no charge to attend the auction. The tasting is $50.00 per person. For tasting reservations please call 847.295.8696 or email info@eriwine.com. Convenient parking is available at the nearby Millennium Park garage.

Further information on these events including a catalogue of the auction wines with provisions for online bidding will be available on our website at http://www.eriwine.com.

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