Lots 1-512: A stunning collection of the wine world’s most classic names, assembled by a dedicated and passionate collector over more than 5 decades, and stored in a single purpose-built, state of the art temperature-controlled private cellar in the south of England.
March 8, 04:32 PM GMT
4,500 - 6,000 GBP
Château d'Yquem 1967
Sauternes, 1er Grand Cru Classé
u. 5bn, 1 vts, labels slightly soiled and slightly damp stained, 3 labels very badly stained, 1 label detached, 6 capsules corroded on top
In 2021, this has moved along since I last tasted it, as displayed in a deeper colour derived from the great botrytis of this exalted year. The 'torched' crème brûlée bouquet is there in abundance, together with walnuts, 'raisins de Corinthe', Chinese tea, oranges and allspice, all reflected on the palate. The sweetness has a touch of tar from the noble rot, the complexity is intense and the depth almost surreal. One would wish to be so indestructible... Serena Sutcliffe, MW
6 bts (cn)
CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND TASTES OF AN ESTEEMED BRITISH WINE LOVER, THIS BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION COMES TO MARKET FROM A SINGLE, PURPOSE-BUILT AND TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED PRIVATE CELLAR IN THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND. THE CLASSIC TASTES OF THIS PASSIONATE COLLECTOR ARE WELL-EVIDENCED HERE, PARTICULARLY ACROSS THE IMPRESSIVE DEPTH OF CRU CLASSÉ BORDEAUX ON OFFER FROM THE 1940s TO 1990s, WITH EXTENSIVE REPRESENTATION ACROSS FIRST GROWTHS TO FIFTH GROWTHS IN ALL THE HISTORIC VINTAGES, AND AN AMAZING SELECTION OF YQUEM THAT INCLUDES THE GREAT 1967 AND 1975 IN TREMENDOUS QUANTITIES. BEYOND BORDEAUX WE FIND WONDERFUL OFFERINGS FROM THE RHONE, INCLUDING ICONIC VINTAGES OF CHAVE’S HERMITAGE AND A PARTICULARLY IMPRESSIVE ARRAY OF JABOULET’S HERMITAGE LA CHAPELLE, BEFORE CLOSING OUT THE SALE WITH AN INCREDIBLE ASSORTMENT OF VINTAGE PORTS FROM THE GREAT VINTAGES OF THE 1960s, 70s AND 80s.
LYING IN GREENFORD, MIDDLESEX Offered Duty Paid
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