Friday, July 06, 2007

The Wine Cellar

This is where I disappear to...most evenings before dinner...
black & white photo was taken in Vonnas..Restaurant Georges Blanc..

the white card was a greeting from Francois Faiveley in Burgundy..
to the right..
one of the all-time great 5 wines
Chateau Cheval Blanc 1947(empty!!)

Still a few 'treasures' left..
top right
a couple of Grange Hemitage from Australia
bottom left..
Chateau Petrus 1970..
top left..
Guigal's 'La Mouline' Cote Rotie 1976
and in the middle
another one of the all time great wines
Jaboulet's Hermitage 'La Chapelle' 1961

The wine library.....
Broadbent, Johnson, Simon..

many from the 50's & 60's...
and many more...
covering 30 years of reading

As well as vintage port..
I still have some
'ancient' Malaga.....
one day..they will
be opened

After clearing out my cellar a
few months ago..I got rid of
many empties...but kept a few..

some Romannee Conti on the left..
and second from the right..
a Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 1947

Left and back..
some Chateau Mouton-Rothschild...

front left..
a 1945 Chateau Leoville-Barton

and front..second from right..
the oldest I have ever drunk.
Chateau Leoville-Barton 1871

1 comment:

Joe said...

Hi Barry - that is a heck of a collection. The oldest bottle I have is a 1945 Korbel Brut, but it will never be opened (never stored properly). Amazing to see the prices on some of those wines these days. Cheers!