Many of you reading this have tasted legends such as 1945 and 1959 Mouton, 1959 and 1961 Latour, the famous vintages of Petrus, Cheval Blanc, Margaux, Haut Brion and Lafite. Those wines, those evenings, those dinners are etched in memory forever. Here is the rare chance to have that experience again - or for the first time - and from a perfectly stored collection. This collector built his own massive, temperature and humidity-controlled storage facility with security cameras and temperature alarms. His care for his collection is as meticulous as it gets!
Both iconic and legendary, you ask? Yes, and emphatically so - without question and without debate. Parcels, yes parcels, of 2000 Cheval Blanc, 1989 Haut Brion, 1990 Haut Brion, 1982 Lafite, 1982 Latour, 1990 Margaux, 1990 Montrose, and 1986 Mouton. There are also cases of 2000 Ausone, 1966 Latour, 2000 Le Pin and 1982, 1989 and 2000 Petrus…for starters. This only hints at the breadth and depth of Bordeaux. As one example, let’s take Chateau Mouton Rothschild. There is the 1945, magnums of 1959, 1982 (OWC) and 1986, and rarest bottles of 1945, 1947, 1950 and 1961.
The list of full cases then reads like a “what’s what” of top vintages: 1982, 1986, 1995, 1998, 2000 and 2006. How about Latour? Some ancient single bottles date from 1906 to 1959, where we then start with the OWC’s of 1961, 1966, 1982, 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2003. 1961 OWC!!! I think you are starting to get the idea. Other prized bottles that would crown any collection include 1947 Cheval Blanc, 1961 Haut Brion, 1955 La Mission, 1953 Margaux (magnum), 1961 Palmer and 1975 Petrus.
This remarkable collection also holds:
OWCs of two of Ausone’s finest wines ever and its St. Emilion companion, the famed 1947 and 1964 Cheval Blanc plus cases of the acclaimed 2000 Cheval Blanc, bottles and magnums alike in OWC (Lot 363 through Lot 369)
Petrus shines amidst this stellar Bordeaux collection thanks to the great 1975, and a wonderful lineup of Petrus OWCs: 1982, 1989, 1990, 2000, 2005 and 2008 (Lot 442 through Lot 447) – what a chance to own these vintages from this incredible cellar
An incredible lineup of Haut Brion begins with 1961 and 1982, cases and an imperial of the stunning 1989 Haut Brion, followed by the outstanding 1955 La Mission plus the 1975 and 2000 La Mission (Lot 371 through Lot 382)
If you could buy just three vintages of Lafite and in OWCs, it might be these three vintages (Lot 383 through Lot 387)
The great, great 1959 Latour is followed by a rare OWC of its famous equal, 1961 Latour, which in turn is followed by twelve bottle lots of 1966, 1982, 2000 and 2003 Latour, as well as stunning bottles of 1904, 1916, 1940, 1944 and 1947 Latour – Wow (Lot 388 through Lot 397)
The Moutons? The counterpart of the Latours thanks to 1945, 1947, beautiful 1959 magnums (!), 1961 and then we roll forward in time to their modern equals via OWCs of 1982 (magnums too), 1986, 2000 and 2006, with others of note too – these are don’t miss lots (Lot 420 through Lot 433)
We are far from done with famous wines… 1953 Margaux in magnum, the 1959 and 1961 Margaux too, a glittering lineup of OWCs of Margaux’s greatest vintages from the 1980s, 1990s and the decade just past (Lot 405 through Lot 416), in tandem with the famous and legendary 1961 Palmer plus the great 1983 and 1989 Palmer, both in OWC (Lot 434 through Lot 440), to use but a few- and there are far more –examples.
The cellar of “The Featured Collection of the Year” is astonishing in its depth and quality, as you’ll see in the featured collections spotlight notifications to come. In the days ahead we will send more previews dedicated to this collection’s Burgundies and beyond Bordeaux and Burgundy, France’s and Europe’s greatest wines. It’s an amazing cellar and collection, a collection we are very proud to present to you.
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