THE LAST GLIMPSE

© Linden Wilkie, 5th June 2020

Don’t tell Mike I told you this. It’s just between us. Now, he’s a generous fellow, happy to open great bottles for the right occasion, but there is one area where he becomes particularly reticent – last bottles. This is particularly the case when the wine is hard to replace. It puts pressure on the owner to think – is this the right occasion? And in Mike and my case – mightn’t I need this bottle for some themed dinner or vertical tasting sometime?

When you think, as I do, that a bottle of wine is not just 750ml of liquid, but an experience trapped behind a cork, waiting to happen, last bottles gain the weight of added responsibility. 

Acquiring them can take on an equal and opposite sort of urgency. Scanning the list, a last bottle can shine like a diamond. Last chance – buy now and decide later what to do with it. Sometimes I look at these bottles and think of them – you once lay in a case of 12, somewhere, at some time, in someone’s care. You’re a last glimpse, a last reference to something that will become extinguished once I’ve sipped the last sip from the bottle.

But don’t let this make you wait forever, either. As Maya says to Miles in the movie Sideways as he frets about the occasion worthy of opening his cherished single bottle of 1961 Château Cheval Blanc, “the day you open a ’61 Cheval Blanc, that’s the special occasion.” Since hearing that line in 2004 I have at times opened a special bottle simply apropos opening a special bottle. In some ways anything else is a distraction. (Of course I share!) But if you are paying attention to this bottle, you are doing it justice. 

So, what last glimpses lie on the list, awaiting their swan song? I went through the entire list line by line in search of these gems. In every case these are each the last bottle on our list, rare, and quite possibly irreplaceable. (Burger and plastic cup optional).

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Vintage Wine Bottle Size Unit of sale Qty of unit Qty of btl Btl price (HKD) Score Location
1945 Biondi Santi - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 750 BOTTLE 1 1 36,000 - HK
1865 Chateau d'Yquem 750 BOTTLE 1 1 168,000 - HK
1928 Chateau Gazin 750 BOTTLE 1 1 10,800 - SHOP
1923 Chateau Haut Bailly 750 BOTTLE 5 5 5,200 - HK
1923 Chateau Haut Bailly 750 BOTTLE 1 1 5,200 - SHOP
1949 Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey 750 BOTTLE 1 1 6,800 - SHOP
1901 Chateau Mouton Rothschild 750 BOTTLE 1 1 38,000 - SHOP
1985 Domaine Bachelet - Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes 750 BOTTLE 1 1 13,800 BH92 SHOP
1961 Domaine Clair Dau - Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 1 1 13,800 - SHOP
1992 Domaine Claude Dugat - Griotte Chambertin Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 1 1 6,000 BH87 SHOP
1966 Domaine Comte de Vogue - Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 1 1 35,000 BH95 SHOP
1993 Domaine d'Auvenay (Leroy) - Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 1 1 45,000 - SHOP
1937 Domaine de la Romanee Conti - La Romanee Conti Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 1 1 300,000 BH97 HK
1942 Domaine de la Romanee Conti - La Tache Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 1 1 98,000 BH92 HK
1981 Domaine Georges Roumier - Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 1 1 20,000 BH92 SHOP
1980 Domaine Joseph Roty - Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 'Tres Vieilles Vignes' 750 BOTTLE 1 1 8,000 - SHOP
1990 Domaine Lucien Jayer - Echezeaux Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 1 1 18,000 BH93 HK
1986 Domaine Meo Camuzet - Richebourg Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 1 1 40,000 BH88 SHOP
1979 Domaine Ramonet - Montrachet Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 1 1 50,000 BH94 SHOP
1961 Giuseppe Rinaldi - Barolo 750 BOTTLE 1 1 6,000 - SHOP
1949 Maison Seguin-Manuel - Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 1 1 7,500 - SHOP
1972 Mayacamas - Cabernet Sauvignon 750 BOTTLE 1 1 4,500 - SHOP
1959 Schloss Groenesteyn - Kiedrich Grafenberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 750 BOTTLE 1 1 12,000 - HK
1941 Vega Sicilia - Unico 750 BOTTLE 1 1 11,800 - SHOP
1945 Warre's - Warres's Vintage Port 750 BOTTLE 1 1 8,800 - HK
1945 Biondi Santi - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 36,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
36,000
Score
-
Location
HK
1865 Chateau d'Yquem
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 168,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
168,000
Score
-
Location
HK
1928 Chateau Gazin
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 10,800 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
10,800
Score
-
Location
SHOP
1923 Chateau Haut Bailly
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 5,200 / BTL 5 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
5
Qty of btl
5
Btl price (HKD)
5,200
Score
-
Location
HK
1923 Chateau Haut Bailly
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 5,200 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
5,200
Score
-
Location
SHOP
1949 Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 6,800 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
6,800
Score
-
Location
SHOP
1901 Chateau Mouton Rothschild
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 38,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
38,000
Score
-
Location
SHOP
1985 Domaine Bachelet - Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 13,800 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
13,800
Score
BH92
Location
SHOP
1961 Domaine Clair Dau - Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 13,800 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
13,800
Score
-
Location
SHOP
1992 Domaine Claude Dugat - Griotte Chambertin Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 6,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
6,000
Score
BH87
Location
SHOP
1966 Domaine Comte de Vogue - Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 35,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
35,000
Score
BH95
Location
SHOP
1993 Domaine d'Auvenay (Leroy) - Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 45,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
45,000
Score
-
Location
SHOP
1937 Domaine de la Romanee Conti - La Romanee Conti Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 300,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
300,000
Score
BH97
Location
HK
1942 Domaine de la Romanee Conti - La Tache Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 98,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
98,000
Score
BH92
Location
HK
1981 Domaine Georges Roumier - Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 20,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
20,000
Score
BH92
Location
SHOP
1980 Domaine Joseph Roty - Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 'Tres Vieilles Vignes'
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 8,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
8,000
Score
-
Location
SHOP
1990 Domaine Lucien Jayer - Echezeaux Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 18,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
18,000
Score
BH93
Location
HK
1986 Domaine Meo Camuzet - Richebourg Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 40,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
40,000
Score
BH88
Location
SHOP
1979 Domaine Ramonet - Montrachet Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 50,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
50,000
Score
BH94
Location
SHOP
1961 Giuseppe Rinaldi - Barolo
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 6,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
6,000
Score
-
Location
SHOP
1949 Maison Seguin-Manuel - Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 7,500 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
7,500
Score
-
Location
SHOP
1972 Mayacamas - Cabernet Sauvignon
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 4,500 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
4,500
Score
-
Location
SHOP
1959 Schloss Groenesteyn - Kiedrich Grafenberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 12,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
12,000
Score
-
Location
HK
1941 Vega Sicilia - Unico
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 11,800 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
11,800
Score
-
Location
SHOP
1945 Warre's - Warres's Vintage Port
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 8,800 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
8,800
Score
-
Location
HK
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