Lots 1-124: The impeccable cellar of a long standing wine lover and collector (IN BOND, AVAILABLE DUTY PAID)
December 15, 12:56 PM GMT
8,000 - 11,000 GBP
Château Mouton Rothschild 1959
Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé
u. 1bn, 1vts, Nicolas stamped labels, good appearance
Label Artist: Richard Lippold
Incredible plummy nose, full of scented spices. Real mintiness as well, à la Heitz Martha's Vineyard at its zenith. Glorious, sweet and heady. Super chocolate finish, like chocolate-covered blackcurrants. Marvellously fascinating, ripe and exotic. Riveting to compare with the stylistically quite different 1961 and the room usually divides on this one. At its half century, this was an absolute knock-out. Peppermint, eucalyptus nose. Incredibly rich and voluptuous on the palate - total glycerol. A wine for hedonists! Burnt cassis berries and liquorice, with coffee beans on the end. Serena Sutcliffe, MW
2 mags (cn)
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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