HAUT BRION & QUINTUS FROM DOMAINE CLARENCE DILLON : 1 X 9 LITRE HAUT BRION BLANC 2003 & 1 X 6 LITRE QUINTUS 2012
Estimate: 8,000 - 16,000 GBP
1 RARE SALMANAZAR (9L) CHÂTEAU HAUT BRION BLANC 2003 & 1 IMPERIAL (6L) OF CHÂTEAU QUINTUS 2012
1 rare Salmanazar (9 litre) of Château Haut Brion Blanc 2003 (1 of only 4 remaining in stock)
1 imperial (6 litre) of Château Quintus 2012 (1 of only 8 remaining in stock)
in 2 original wooden cases
CHATEAU HAUT BRION
My overriding impression of this stunning First Growth is that it is the silkiest, most perfumed, most fine-grained of all the legendary top châteaux of Bordeaux. Haut Brion has an inner 'spirituality' to it, a haunting quality that lingers long on the senses. Its unique position on the edge of the city of Bordeaux gives it a micro-climate that fosters ripeness and generosity - there is a velvety warmth to the wine. The extra 'plus' to the property is the family ownership and its long-standing link with three generations of another family, the Delmas, on the managing side, which has provided a totally beneficial continuity to the estate. Haut Brion often blooms early among the First Growths but, unlike human beings, it continues to grow more beautiful in middle age and retains the bone structure and elegance of a very distinguished old age!
Serena Sutcliffe, MW
This wonderful expression of St. Emilion, and exciting new acquisition for Domaine Clarence Dillon, is in very short supply. It is being nurtured with the utmost care and investment to produce wines that are rich, opulent and full of black fruit, with impact and definition. It will be fascinating for us all to watch them mature in bottle and see how they develop. Learning curves are rarely as pleasant!
Serena Sutcliffe, MW
Please note that the purchase price does not include applicable shipping and insurance, taxes or import charges which may be charged in addition to the purchase price.
The wine(s) in this lot are offered In Bond, at Bordeaux City Bond, Bordeaux (BCB), France. Buyers are invited to contact BCB directly for the collection of wines. For enquiries regarding taking the wine as duty paid please contact Bordeaux City Bond. Bordeaux City Bond may offer to arrange third party shipments to certain locations, for more information please contact:
Florence d’ALEMAN | Bordeaux City Bond
+33 (0)5 57 89 40 33
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Sotheby’s will offer one consolidated complimentary shipment of wine from Bordeaux City Bond to Octavian Wine Storage for buyers who wish to transfer their purchases In Bond from Bordeaux City Bond to their own account at Octavian. To benefit from the consolidated shipment, buyers will need to already have their own account at Octavian and have 30 days following the date of the sale to settle their invoice and confirm their desire to have their wines transferred in bond to Octavian. Receipt of funds or notice of transfer beyond this deadline will exclude those wines from the complimentary shipment. The physical movement of the wines will take place in January 2020.