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Timeless Bottles

Lot #9

Two Extraordinary Wines Chosen for You

Since the dawn of civilization, wine has been the essence of celebration and ceremony, flowing with the times and changing with our cultures. Time in a Bottle is the theme of this year's Wine and Culinary Classic, and as our auction draws to a close, we present two distinguished bottles of Bordeaux wine. These wines were chosen from the extensive collection of Jon Chaney, local wine collector, and philanthropist.

Chateau Haut-Brion, 1982
Bordeaux Red Blend from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

Chateau Haut-Brion, one of the original First Growth Chateaux, has one of the longest histories of any Bordeaux vineyard and the earliest known documents from Haut Brion date back to 1521. This makes Chateau Haut Brion the oldest, continuously working winery and luxury brand in Bordeaux. Thomas Jefferson was received at Chateau Haut Brion on May 25, 1787, as America’s French ambassador and later served the wine at the White House.

1982 is considered to be one of the best vintages of Chateau Haut Brion Rouge and the Chateau has an almost unequaled track record for quality and its ability to age and evolve.

Chateau Latour, 1982
Bordeaux Blend from Pauillac

The crowning glory is the 1982 Grand Vin de Chateau Latour. The history of the Chateau dates back to the 14th century and at the beginning of the eighteenth century, Chateau Latour started to be highly recognized around the world. The aristocracy and other wealthy groups of consumers including Thomas Jefferson became very enthusiastic about a few great estates, of which Latour was one.

Always somewhat atypical, the 1982 Latour has been the most opulent, flamboyant, and precocious of the northern Medocs and gives the impression of Right Bank rather than Left in its youth. It continues to evolve at a glacial pace. Drink it now, in 20 years, and in 50 years! Don't miss this one if you are a wine lover.

Donated By:

Jon Chaney