The extraordinary wine cellar of a passionate collector
The fruit of more than 40 years of collecting, this wine cellar that Setdart is offering contains some of the most coveted wines and spirits for lovers of good taste.
Anyone passing in front of this industrialist’s house on a quiet street in a small town in Badajoz cannot imagine the wine cellar hidden within its walls. Stacked from floor to ceiling, bottles of wine and liquor, unique vintage treasures, have aged quietly as the decades have passed.
It is a personal collection that tells the story of its collector. As a good enthusiast, I did not initially buy to invest. Each bottle was purchased to be enjoyed with friends and family, according to the collector’s own words. But the time comes to rationalize and allow others to share in the pleasure he has derived from amassing such treasure.
Chatting with this man, hardened by experience and his hobby, he concludes: “Everyone can become a great wine aficionado, starting with simple wines and developing the ability to see the differences in taste and smell. In the end, it’s all about emotion. There comes that time when you are ripe for it. Your senses are open and this allows you to connect, discern and evaluate.”
Among the Iberian gems that illuminate this auction, the emblematic Vega Sicilia Únicowhose vintages whisper stories of elegance and longevity, a tribute to time and to the land where they were born.
Ribera del Duero is also present with several bottles of Pingusa wine that defies the limits of perfection, and the Priorat with L’Ermita a masterpiece that captivates with its complexity and unique character.
From the land of Toro, audacity reveals itself through Teso La Monjaa winery that redefines greatness with wines of unparalleled intensity. And of course, we could not miss the Rioja with great vintages of Gran Reserva wines such as Castillo de Ygay, La Nieta o Viña El Pisón.
Our collector also paid tribute to the elegance and sophistication of French wines with an exceptional selection of legendary vintages that have defined oenological excellence over the centuries.
From the mythical region of Burgundy comes the majesty of the Romanée-Contiwhere each vintage is a testimony of oenological mastery or the Échézeauxa treasure from the Côte de Nuits that dazzles with its complexity and elegance.
Coming from Pomerol, several bottles of Petrus stand as a wine treasure that reveal the richness and character of this appellation.
Also from the Bordeaux region, we present an exclusive selection of the great châteaux that have marked the history of wine: Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Mouton Rothschild, y Château Cheval BlancThese wines represent the pinnacle of Bordeaux excellence, telling the story of their terroir and the dedication of generations of winemakers.
The wines of the Côte de Nuits also make their presence felt with the unrivaled Richebourgand are also noteworthy, Château Haut-Brion, Château Latour, y Château PalmerThese are wines that reveal their unique personalities in each vintage, carrying with them the very essence of the French winemaking tradition.
We can also see the unconditional Château d’Yquem, a sweet Sauternes wine that has conquered the most demanding palates.
It is inevitable to highlight in this collection a selection of bottles of exceptional liqueurs, true jewels for the most refined palates and for collectors eager for unforgettable experiences.
Among the most prized bottles in this auction, we find 25 captivating expressions of the whisky The Macallan. From the Select Reserve 1946, a timeless gem that pays homage to the distillery, to the 25th Anniversary Malt, the Gran Reserva 18 Years Old, the 30 Years Blue Label, or the evocative Replica 1841, each bottle is a testament to the refinement and craftsmanship that characterize this legendary distillery.
From the distillery The Dalmore we have a masterpiece in the form of a whisky distilled in 1973, a creation that awakens the senses with its layers of complexity and sophistication and De Ardberg Provenance to Bowmore 30 years, invites us to explore the subtleties of time and the mastery of the art of distilling.
We cannot overlook the imposing presence of two exceptional cognacs of the house Hennessy, the Eclipse y Paradis Imperial. Each sip is a sensory experience that transcends time, a fusion of savoir-faire and magic distilled in the heart of the Cognac region.
The Spanish tradition in the distillery of liqueurs is also present in this collection where we find exquisite creations from the Rubio Millán Winery as the Luis Felipe Gran Reservaa brandy that embodies master craftsmanship and dedication to excellence or the Luis Felipe 100 yearsa synthesis of a century of distillation that reveals layers of complexity and character.
From the cradle of brandy, Jerez, we present two more treasures: the Conde de Garvey Solera Gran Reservaa brandy that blends tradition and modernity, and the Cardenal Mendoza Non Plus Ultraa maximum expression of Jerez craftsmanship.
The Champagnes are true effervescent jewels that add a touch of exquisiteness and celebration to this collection.
From the house Krug, the Clos du Mesnil 2000 dazzles with its elegance and complexity, revealing the essence of the prestigious region of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. The Magnum of Ruinart L’Exclusive 2000 Magnum exudes sophistication, highlighting the craftsmanship of this historic winery that has perfected the art of bubbly excellence.
The presence of Louis Roederer Cristal 1995 adds a touch of glamour to the auction, reminding us why this Champagne is the choice of the most demanding connoisseurs. La Cuvée Dom Pérignon Millésime Vintage 1990from the legendary house of Moët & Chandon, captures the essence of an exceptional vintage with its timeless elegance. Salon Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil 2002A Champagne that represents the purity and perfection of the Chardonnay grapes from the region of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger.
These carefully selected bottles are not only bubbles in a glass, but effervescent testimonies of the mastery and artistry that only great Champagnes can offer.
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