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
850 - 1,100 GBP
Château d'Yquem 1989
Sauternes, 1er Grand Cru Classé
Levels just into neck, 5 labels badly damaged and soiled
In 2018 and with an extremely delicious Norwegian bløtkake (you just cannot get more hedonistic than this!), as smooth and rich as ever, gliding over the palate in its guava-like way. The sun- scorched lemons are there all through and the finish is treacly, but with nothing in excess, causing it to disappear with scarcely noticeable rapidity, a true sign of balance in a wine. It just stays on the tongue, a reminder of bliss. In 2020, it is the freshness and lemony fruit that enchant and intrigue. 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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