If you like French wines in large formats, this lot is for you!
1 Magnum of 1981 Chateau Margaux
95 points Wine Spectator: Seriously powerful with fabulous color and mint, cassis and berry aromas and flavors. (10/15/94)
1 500 cL of 1978 Domaine de Chevalier, Graves
93 points from Robert Parker…’One of the great wines of this irregular vintage, this beautifully-scented claret with its penetrating fragrance of wet stones, blackcurrants, cedar, and smoke is an attention-grabber. Like most top vintages of Domaine de Chevalier, the mouthfeel is one of glorious suppleness, elegance, and richness, without a sense of heaviness or excessive power. The wine is fully mature, but exhibits no signs of color deterioration or fruit loss.’ (Aug. 1993)
1 500 cL of 1975 Chateau Trotanoy, Pommerol
Sure, it’s a small estate, with just 7.5 hectares of vineyards resting partly on the Pomerol plateau and partly on the slope to the west. But Trotanoy is also among the most aromatically complex, fascinating and refined wines of Pomerol. Beneath its velvety texture and expressive aromas of ripe fruits, iron, game, nuts, spices and minerals is a supple but serious tannic structure that requires at least five to ten years of bottle aging. Like the other wines of Pomerol, it is dominated by Merlot, as the vineyards are planted to 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.
1 Jeroboam of 1975 Chateau Talbot
A rich, fruity, smooth wine of breed and character that is very consistent and shows well even in lesser vintages. Should be upgraded to a Médoc Third Growth.