|Absinthe Pernod Fils "Garanti Fabriqué en 1913"
This is the classic "benchmark" Pernod Fils with the labels overprinted "Fabriqué en 1913"
(made in 1913). This is a very rare bottling - these bottles were the very last stock produced
by Pernod before the ban in 1914. They were sent to Holland for safekeeping and a small
quantity were released 25 years later for export in 1938 with this special overprinted label.
The balance of the stocks was unfortunately destroyed by bombing during the war. Photos
show the bottle still covered in the original cellar dust!
Krug, Bollinger, Dom Perignon, Pol Roger, Heidsieck
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|Champagne Veuve Clicquot Dry 1921
A rare pair from one of the greatest early champagne vintages.
|Champagne Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial 1911
A mythic champagne in superb condition.
|Heidsieck Monopole 1907 "Goût américain" from the wreck of the Jönköping
On 3rd November 1916 at 5.30am a Swedish schooner "The Jönköping" was sunk by the
German submarine U22, 20 miles off the Finnish coast south west of Raumo. On this voyage
she was carrying 96 tons of cargo, 60 tons of which were wines and spirits including 50 boxes
each supposedly containing 100 bottles of champagne which may have been destined for the
Czar's army. The champagne remained undisturbed for 80 years before salvage in 64 metres
of water at a constant temperature of 4°C and with water pressure equaling the pressure
within the bottles keeping corks tightly in place. Many of the bottles have thus been
remarkably preserved and although labels and most of the wires and capsules have long since
disappeared, corks so far extracted are clearly branded: "Heidsieck & Co, Reims" on the base
and Champagne, Goût Américain 1907 on the side. Those foils which do survive are clearly
marked "Monopole". Tastings have proved the champagne to be fantastically youthful both in
colour and vibrancy. 1907 is precisely the sort of acidic year that would be chosen for a Goût
Américain, which would have had a dosage of at least 100 grams per litre of sugar and quite
possibly as high as 165 grams, making it twice as sweet as an average vintage of Château
d'Yquem. The amount of sugar in any sweet wine drops as it in matures, but at 4°C the
ageing process has been slowed down to such an extent that there is still as much as 44
grams left in this Champagne. The sugar is so thoroughly integrated that although a little
sweetness is noticeable when the wine hits the palate, the full sweetness takes time to build
in the mouth, as does the flavour. The fruit has a profoundly deep and mellow character, yet
it is remarkably light-bodied, extraordinarily elegant and fantastically fresh, with discreet,
slow building toasty aromas of great finesse. The whole sensation is one of immaculate
flavours in complete harmony, and the mousse rises so quickly to the top of a flute that you
have to be careful when pouring it. If you want to smell the depths of the Baltic just lift a
section of wax and sniff the cork, but there will not be even the hint of the sea in either the
smell or taste of the champagne itself.
|Champagne Salon Cuvée 1964
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|Champagne Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial 1914
A mythic vintage champagne from Moët & Chandon in perfect condition
(unlike vintage bottles of Moët & Chandon offered on the market today) with
top level and intact neck foil seal.
|Champagne Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Dry 1934
A very rare cache of 3 bottles of the very famous
champagne Veuve Clicquot vintage 1934.
The first bottle's level is right under the neck label.
Second and third bottles have a very good level.
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