Château Cheval Blanc 1989
St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classé (A)
u. 3bn, 2vts, 1t/hs, capsules slightly worn and slightly wrinkled, otherwise excellent appearance
The earliest vintage of the century at Cheval Blanc and there were days when the temperature went over 40 degrees Celsius. Close to 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Franc, which is unusual here. A very generous 47 hl/hectare made. In 2018 and from magnum, this is stunning, with its pure Russian leather bouquet, plus mineral and cocoa notes. So fruity on the palate, with great élan and éclat. Volume, beauty and power, becoming even more sensational in the glass as the dinner progressed. Serena Sutcliffe, MW
|738||:||12 bts (owc)|
per lot: GBP 3,200-4,200
per lot: USD 4,000-5,000
per lot: EUR 3,500-4,500
LYING IN OCTAVIAN, WILTSHIRE
Offered In Bond, available Duty Paid
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(VAT-registered buyers from the UK should note that the invoice issued by Sotheby's showing import VAT payable, is not suitable evidence for recovering that VAT. In order to recover this as input tax, a VAT registered buyer must purchase the wine in bond and clear it under his own name and VAT number. HM Revenue and Customs will then issue a From C79 which is acceptable evidence for recovering the VAT as input tax subject to the normal rules.)
(All business buyers from outside the UK should refer to 'VAT refunds to Non EU business buyers' for information on how to recover VAT incurred on the buyer's premium).Estimates are per lot