Lots 358-391: An outstanding collection of Yquem spanning two centuries, including a large offering of 19th Century bottles and some rare large formats of Bordeaux.
December 17, 05:34 PM GMT
2,000 - 2,800 GBP
Pauillac, 2ème Cru Classé
u. hs, label slightly soiled, short embossed metal capsule
Thick, dense colour. Riveting bouquet, unlike no other. Only '45s, and perhaps '61s, have that highly individualistic impact. Mega-rich, almost toffee nose. Sweetness and tar, coffee liqueur. Heather treacle! Great freshness and depth. Intense cassis taste with thick chocolate. So rich that any volatility is masked. Like a wonderfully exotic, exciting syrup. And the exuberance of this wine! One of the greatest bottles of 1945 I have ever had. Beefy aftertaste. If all meat bouillons were like this! A magnum had a lovely sweet, rich, concentrated nose. Rich and generous on the palate. Beefy and exuberant. Sweet and sassy. Serena Sutcliffe, MW
1 mag (wc)
AN OUTSTANDING COLLECTION OF YQUEM SPANNING TWO CENTURIES, INCLUDING A LARGE OFFERING OF 19TH CENTURY BOTTLES AND SOME RARE LARGE FORMATS OF BORDEAUX. WITH PERFECT PROVENANCE AND CELLARAGE, EACH BOTTLE WAS CAREFULLY INSPECTED BY A TEAM OF SOTHEBY'S EXPERTS. THE SELECTION FROM 1856 YQUEM TO 1947 PICHON LALANDE HAS A PLETHORA OF RARITIES.
LYING IN OCTAVIAN, WILTSHIRE Offered In Bond, available Duty Paid
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