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1928 Ludon de Gernan Desbarats

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6 remaining. No minimum purchase

Ludon is the most southerly part of the Medoc, nowadays primarily known for being the location (if not the official appellation) of Château La Lagune.

1928 is known as the longest lived vintage of the 20th century, so if you’re looking to try some wine which is past its 90th birthday then this is the probably the best vintage to try.

These bottles come from private stock at Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou and are in perfect condition.

£200

1934 Chateau Cheval Blanc

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1 remaining. No minimum purchase

Venerable.  Highly rated by Parker but less so by some others.  Still going strong though.

Wine Cellar Insider notes from 2016: “The color of rose hip tea, the wine is sublime for 82 years of age. Elegant, soft and fragrant, the red berry fruits alternate from sweet to tart, while the silky, soft textures really grab your focus.”

Levels good.  Labels bad.  The last of our ’34s.

£900

1934 Chateau Margaux Premier Grand Cru Classé

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1 remaining. No minimum purchase

£790

1945 Chateau Margaux (Vandermeulen)

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2 remaining. No minimum purchase

Drinking old wines is about tasting the gentle melding of mature flavours but it is also about history.  1945 therefore has everything.  It was one of the very best vintages of the 20th century and, of course, comes with the historical background of the final days of the victories over Nazi Germany.

Vandermeulen bottlings were very good during this period.  They tend to command a 30% or so discount from the chateau bottlings but we believe that this is solely because you don’t get the original label of the chateau.  We therefore recommend them for value.

This wine should still be in fine fettle.

£1,500

1953 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru

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2 remaining. No minimum purchase

£2,400

1955 Chateau Cheval Blanc (Vandermeulen)

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1 remaining. No minimum purchase

Wine Cellar Insider: 95 points (tasted 2017): “Bottled by Vandermeulen, this showed really well. Plush, soft, and plummy, medium/full bodied, with earthy, but clearly ripe fruit, the wine improved in the glass for about 30 minutes. Much better than the 55 Cheval Blanc I tasted from magnum a few weeks ago. I would not be surprised to discover that this was bottled with a bit of Port in it.”

£950

1955 Chateau Leoville Las Cases

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1 remaining. No minimum purchase

Mr Parker gives this 96-97 points and Jancis reckons it much better than the 1961.

1955 is our kind of classic vintage which ages very well and this bottle is in good condition.

All told, we think that this is worth it if you like mature classic claret.

£400

1958 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Premier Cru Superieur

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3 remaining. No minimum purchase

£630

1962 Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac Cinquieme Cru

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1 remaining. No minimum purchase

£210

1966 Chateau Lafon Rochet Saint Estephe Quatrieme Cru

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12 remaining. Minimum purchase: 12 bottles.

£108

1970 Chateau Leoville Las Cases Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru

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5 remaining. No minimum purchase

1970 was an up-and-down year in Bordeaux, which we’ve had a lot of opinions on over the years. It was a massive vintage in terms of size, and because it came after three very poor vintages, caused much excitement. Some of the premier crus, Margaux for example, have not lasted so well. We have had many a bottle of the Mouton, which was a decent wine when younger but has failed to come through in the end. Saint-Julien probably had the best of the conditions but, unusually, Leoville Las Cases unfortunately didn’t come up to the standard. It’s not the worst wine ever and is still showing some signs of life, but don’t open these several hours before drinking: uncork, decant, pour, drink – ideally within 30 minutes.
Or, strangely, try the 1971.

£140

1970 Chateau Palmer Margaux Troisieme Cru

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6 remaining. Minimum purchase: 6 bottles.

£400

1971 Chateau Leoville Las Cases Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru

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1 remaining. No minimum purchase

In total contrast to the preceding vintage, 1971 was a very small vintage and was better on the right bank, where there were some sensational wines made (Trotanoy, for example). The Leoville Las Cases is one of the better left bank wines and worth trying against the 1970.
This one remaining bottle is at mid-to-high shoulder level which is OK for its age.

£140

1975 Domaine de Chevalier

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Domaine de Chevalier is one of the most reliable properties in the Graves region, and has been so for many years.

1975 was a one of the better years of the 70s and the top wines have lasted well.

Jancis said that this particular wine was a ‘bit of a bruiser’ about 10 years ago, so we’re confident that it’s still alive and kicking.

Labels are a bit bin soiled but that levels are good for their age.

£100

1978 Chateau Haut Marbuzet Saint Estephe Cru Bourgeois

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1 remaining. No minimum purchase

£120

1981 Chateau Pape Clement Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe

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12 remaining. Minimum purchase: 12 bottles.

Available in bond if required.

£92

1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru

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1 remaining. No minimum purchase

£2,600

1982 Chateau Leoville Las Cases Saint Julien

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1 remaining. No minimum purchase

£4,900

1982 Chateau Margaux Premier Grand Cru Classé

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6 remaining. Minimum purchase: 6 bottles.

£883

1983 Chateau Canon Canon Fronsac

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12 remaining. Minimum purchase: 12 bottles.

£76

1983 Chateau Coutet Barsac Premier Cru

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12 remaining. Minimum purchase: 12 bottles.

£83

1983 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru

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1 remaining. No minimum purchase

£1,800

1985 Chateau d'Angludet

Exactly our cup of tea: classic old-school Bordeaux from an excellent vintage, aged to “English standards” (by which we mean, the French and Americans would think that this was tiring but we think it’s just reached full maturity).

We’ve already taken a case of this for home drinking so if you want some, do buy it before we finish the first case…

£75

1986 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Premier Cru

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1 remaining. No minimum purchase

£2,600