Hermitage, La Chapelle 1961 Paul Jaboulet Aîné (1 BT)
Hermitage, La Chapelle 1961
Paul Jaboulet Aîné
u. 4.5cm, excellent modern label and neck label, new capsule, packed in individual presentation owc
The colour is barely touched by age. A great bouquet of smoky violets and smoked reindeer meat. The extraordinary richness on the palate is astonishing. Sheer, rich coffee. Unparalleled glycerol. Rich leather, black winegums and liquorice. A masterpiece of gigantic proportions. A later bottle had an incredible nose of damp forests and a deep, violet and iron taste. Gloriously sweet and ripe. Drunk recently with Pétrus '61 and Latour '61 and, for some, it was the winner! One can understand why. Serena Sutcliffe, MW
1 bt (owc)
The Faiveley and the 1970s Petrus was bought by the vendor from Christies in the 1980s, as was the pre-1978 Domaine de la Romanée Conti. The remaining DRC lots in this section were purchased from Domaine Leroy via a middleman. All the other Burgundy lots were bought in Switzerland from the official importer. This part of the collection has been kept in naturally cool purpose-built underground cellars.
These Domaine de la Romanée Conti bottles were bought at auction from the State Monopoly. The Petrus 1982 was purchased from a highly reputable Bordeaux négociant. The Le Pin and the 2005 vintage red Bordeaux was bought en primeur from a Bordeaux wine merchant, while the Drouhin, Biondi-Santi and Jaboulet lots came direct from the producers. All have benefitted from long-term professional storage.
LYING IN OCTAVIAN, WILTSHIRE
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