To start the London autumn series, we are honoured to present rare wines and spirits from the cellar of Graham Lyons, renowned oenophile and collector.
From Cheval Blanc 1947 and Petrus 1982 in magnum to an Imperial of Mouton Rothschild 1982 and a case of Haut Brion 1989, the Bordeaux selection is finely tuned to the most prized châteaux and vintages of recent times. The Burgundy showing is no less impressive, with La Tâche 1976, Chambertin 1990 from Rousseau and Domaine Leroy Grands Crus. Rhône highlights include magnums of Hermitage La Chapelle 1978 and 1991 Guigal single vineyard Côte Rôties. Italian wines range from wonderful Barolos to Super Tuscans from the ’70s, ‘80s and beyond. There’s an array of German wines from producers such as J.J. Prüm and Dr. Loosen in desirable mixed cases. However, it is the fortified wines and spirits that really stand out: rare Moscatel de Setúbals, Muscats and liqueur wines from Massandra in the historic 1939 and 1944 vintages and Madeira Soleras from Berry Bros. and Leacock dating from 1845 and 1863 respectively. Cognac spans the 19th and 20th Centuries, bookended by Croizet Réserve Privé 1811 and Hine Grande Champagne 1985. Among other spirits on offer are Armagnac 1928 and 1943 from J. de Malliac, Vieux Bas Armagnac 1904 and 1935 from Laberdolive and rarely seen Chartreuse.
Further collections include Petrus 1982 and prime Bordeaux 2009s, Romanée-Conti 1967 and La Tâche 1970, a DRC 1997 Assortment case, white Burgundy from Leflaive and Bonneau du Martray, Hermitage La Chapelle 1959, Dom Pérignon 1990 and 2002, and a significant offering of vintage Port from the 1963, 1966 and 1977. Light the log burner now!