VERY RARE BOTTLES OF CHATEAU D'YQUEM FROM 1869 WONDER YEAR AT BONHAMS JULY FINE WINE SALE


Fine and Rare Wines
13 Jul 2017
London, New Bond Street

Chateau d'Yquem 1869. Estimate: £5,000-6,000.

Four very rare bottles of Château d'Yquem 1869 are be offered at Bonhams next Fine Wine sale in London on Thursday 13 July. They have been kept in the wine cellar of an English Country House for the past 50 years, and are estimated at £5,000-6,000 each.

1869 was one of the great vintages in the Bordeaux wine region, especially for Sauternes. Following a hot April, the vines flowered on 5 of June and the temperature during the summer was said to be 'extreme'. This produced ideal growing condition for the grapes which were harvested between 24 September and 22 October. The quantity of grapes was average but the quality of the wine was extraordinary.

Bonhams International Director of Wine, Richard Harvey M.W. said, "This is a great vintage of the world's most revered dessert wine. It has been described as perfect in its concentration and balance, and those fortunate enough to have tasted it have praised its lingering freshness and staying power nearly 150 years after it was produced."


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