Lots 195-211: Rare Burgundy and Bordeaux from a private cellar in Switzerland (IN BOND, AVAILABLE DUTY PAID)
December 15, 12:56 PM GMT
12,000 - 18,000 GBP
u. 1vts, 4ts, 2t/hs, 4hs, 1h/ms, 5 labels very slightly soiled including 1 wrinkled and creased at right edge, 3 slightly soiled including 1 slightly wrinkled, 1 slightly torn, 4 soiled including 3 slightly wrinkled, 1 slightly peeling and torn at corner, capsules worn and soiled, 5 corroded
In 2014, the huge, spicy nose is as great as ever. Incredible to remember that this had only a 12-day maceration, short for Petrus. Rich and opulently-textured on the palate. Defies its age. Meaty, sweet and gummy. One half of that legendary pair of Petrus, 1970 and 1971. I wish we met more often. Serena Sutcliffe, MW
12 bts (cn)
RARE BURGUNDY AND BORDEAUX RECENTLY REMOVED FROM A PRIVATE CELLAR IN SWITZERLAND. THE COLLECTION INCLUDES AN EXCEPTIONAL OFFERING OF DOMAINE DE LA ROMANEE CONTI 1969
ALL THESE WINES WERE PURCHASED IN THE 1960S BY THE FAMILY OF THE CURRENT OWNER FOR THE HOTEL BYRON IN SWITZERLAND WHICH WERE LATER TRANSFERRED TO THE CURRENT CELLAR WHEN THE BUSINESS CEASED.
THE HOTEL BYRON WAS FAMOUS FOR ITS WINE AND GASTRONOMY AND ENTERTAINED MANY STARS OF THE 60S AND 70S FROM CHARLIE CHAPLIN, SOFIA LAUREN, JEANNE MOREAU TO THE ROLLING STONES WHO WOULD MARVEL AT THE WINE LIST.
ALL THE WINES WERE KEPT IN A DRY, DEEP CELLAR BY LAKE GENEVA WITH A CONSTANT LOW AND NATURAL TEMPERATURE.
LYING IN OCTAVIAN, WILTSHIRE Offered In Bond, available Duty Paid
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