Coming up on Thursday 26 November we have our Fine and Rare Wine and Spirits auction. From early 19th century Cognac to fresh vibrant complex Margaret River Chardonnay – this is a magnificent sale. Ahead of the auction, Mark Robertson, Head of Dreweatts Wine department picks out two highlights.
I confess to not knowing where to start with highlights from our 26 November sale. At Dreweatts, we continue to hold a mirror up to the depth and diversity of the wine world. Amongst many greats, two Lots jump out at me, as I doubt we will ever see them again. The first is a 1966 Chateau Latour (jeroboam).
Owned by the same family since it first arrived on these shores - this sensational and unique jeroboam of 1966 Chateau Latour is in perfect condition and presented in the box that it was originally shipped.
The 1966 Vintage, one of late Michael Broadbent's favorite vintages, can be described as a "lean long-distance runner". The Latour has magnificent depth, and is enormous, well stacked and velvety. In such a large format, the ageing process slows considerably and the new owner of this wine will have no urgent need to drink it. However, it will be very hard to resist this titan at the peak of it's power.
The second highlight from the auction is a magnum of 1985 Richebourg, Domaine Henri Jayer.
The 1985 Richebourg by Henri Jayer rightly holds the hallowed status of "legendary" amongst Burgundy collectors. It is the sort of wine which makes people travel across the world to experience it.
Richebourg always needs more time than other Grand Crus, as it takes that little bit longer to show that other-worldly complexity that it hides for the first years of its life. The 1985 will now be as Henri Jayer intended when he first harvested the grapes. With so little left in the world, from an original production of 1 barrel (300 bottles), to offer this wine is a privilege.
Thursday 26 November | 10.30am
Donnington Priory, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2JE
This is an online auction with auctioneer.
All wine and spirits are stored off-site. Images of lots for the purposes of condition can be viewed online and should be referred to prior to bidding. Descriptions, ullages and conditions of wines are described as correctly as possible at the time of the publication of this catalogue. Purchasers of old wines must assure themselves regarding ullage levels, labels etc. No returns will be accepted.
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