Lots 116-357: A beautiful collection of the most famous names from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and the New World, including 1945 Mouton and 1989 Petrus.
December 17, 05:34 PM GMT
12,000 - 17,000 GBP
u. 1bn, 2vts, excellent appearance
Beautiful, thick, rich, dense, Rubens-like colour. Amazing complexity on the nose - mega-dimensional. Vanillin, cinnamon, intoxicating oriental spices nose. With time, mocha creeps in. This has the absolute fascination of Petrus. Formidable body and fruit on the palate, with enormous depth of flavour, but still elegant. Incredible dark chocolate and black fruit taste. It just never goes away. For me, the greatest and one of the wines of my life. Serena Sutcliffe, MW
3 mags (owc)
REPRESENTING A COLLECTOR’S LIFE’S WORK, THIS IS A STUNNING COLLECTION FROM THE MOST STORIED PRODUCERS IN BORDEAUX, BURGUNDY AND FURTHER AFIELD, WITH A PARTICULARLY PHENOMENAL SELECTION OF MATURE PETRUS ALONGSIDE AN INCREDIBLY DEEP OFFERING OF BLUE-CHIP CHAMPAGNE. IN ADDITION TO THESE, OF SPECIAL NOTE IS AN OUTSTANDING PAIR OF EX-CHATEAU MOUTON 1945 BOTTLES, AUTHENTICATED AND RECONDITIONED BY THE CHATEAU IN 2019. ALL PURCHASED FROM A REPUTABLE UK MERCHANT AND SOTHEBY’S, AND STORED IN PROFESSIONAL TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED WAREHOUSING FOR ITS FULL LIFE.
LYING IN OCTAVIAN, WILTSHIRE Offered Duty Paid
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