One glance at this collection will show that the very best of Bordeaux is at the heart of the matter. The instant idea that occurs is that this sale is made for amazing ‘vertical’ tastings, or more leisurely trips down the years over dinners. By far the best way to know a château, or wine property, is to watch it in a series of vintages. Gradually you come to understand how that estate or domain ‘ticks’, how it works, what it is doing and where it is going. The real inner character of the wine is revealed, staying true to itself through all the fascinating variations of weather, and thus style, that meteorology can conceive. You begin to see the guiding philosophy behind the name and how it blends with its terroir and unique place in the Bordeaux (in this instance) galaxy. You get inside the wine’s skin, inside the grape really. And there is no better place to be.
Serena Sutcliffe, MW
Auction Venue: 5/F One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong