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Château d'Yquem 1983 (12 BT)

Estimate:

2,000 to - 2,600 GBP

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Château d'Yquem 1983 (12 BT)

Château d'Yquem 1983 (12 BT)

Estimate:

2,000 to - 2,600 GBP

Lot sold:

2,684

GBP

Château d'Yquem 1983

Sauternes, 1er Grand Cru Classé

u. 12bn, excellent appearance, 3 capsules slightly corroded on top and slightly depressed, tissue wrapped

At an incredible Fête des Rois dinner in 2020, drunk of course with La Galette des Rois which is my favourite 'sweet nothing' of all time! And this bottle was the best 1983 I have ever had, gorgeous in its freshness and citric beauty. There is a real peachiness to it, with silky purity and endless dimension of flavour. Some 1983s have a tarry botrytis element, but here there is zingy, zesty fruit to match the sweetness, with a finish that defies the clock. We were all stunned - this wine is destined for eternal life. Serena Sutcliffe, MW

WA 96

12 bts (cn)


Provenance:


THE IMPECCABLE COLLECTION OF A LONG-STANDING WINE LOVER AND COLLECTOR


ALL THE WINES IN THIS COLLECTION WERE PURCHASED THROUGH ESTABLISHED WINE MERCHANTS, THE MAJORITY BEING PACKED IN CARTON BY A SOTHEBY'S SPECIALIST. THESE WINES HAVE BEEN STORED IN PERFECT CONDITIONS IN A DEEP UNDERGROUND CELLAR WITH CONSTANT AUTOMATIC CONTROL OF THE IMPECCABLE COLLECTION OF A LONG-STANDING WINE LOVER AND COLLECTOR


LYING IN OCTAVIAN, WILTSHIRE Offered In Bond, available Duty Paid


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