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
600 - 800 GBP
Château d'Yquem 1986
Sauternes, 1er Grand Cru Classé
u. 1bn, 5vts, labels badly soiled, 3 badly damaged, 4 corks slightly depressed, capsules slightly corroded on top
The most glorious honied mayblossom nose. Heavenly orange zest flavour. So rounded, so rich, so tropically luscious. I think this has become even more awesome with time. It can be tarry on the nose, with bitter orange zests. Tremendous grapefruit lusciousness on the palate - now one sees why the late Jean-Pierre Moueix, a great connoisseur of Yquem, compared it with the 1937. Pure beauty as it develops in the glass.
Serena Sutcliffe, MW
6 hfbts (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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