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
1,800 - 2,400 GBP
Côte Rôtie, La Mouline 1989
Excellent levels, good appearance
So sweet, spicy and violetty. So intriguing. Wonderful leather finish. Like maraschino cherries in alcohol, always with that fine, refined texture. So succulent. Superb. In 2008, it is just sheer bliss, with all the silky sheen to it that we have come to expect. At almost 20 years old, it is a paradigm of perfect balance between the fruit, acidity and tannin, with seamless flavour and texture to die for - or, more to the point, to live for. The feminine side of the Northern Rhône.
Serena Sutcliffe, MW
4 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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