u. 1bn, 4 labels very slightly scuffed or worn at edges, capsules very slightly corroded, otherwise excellent appearance
Mature colour. A great nose of prunes, spices, huge character and "presence". Liquorice, with sweet, gummy definition. Some sweet aniseed. A lovely sweet "leather" taste. Now has a pruney finish, with sweet, soft cinnamon at the end. Really mocha as it lingers on the palate. Superb, full, rich, ultra-dimensional taste. Rolls round the mouth. Unbeatable and stunning, with great meaty character. Leave it in the glass and it opens out gloriously. Serena Sutcliffe, MW
12 bts (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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