Old Belgians at Bonhams
On February 28 the revitalised London-based auction house Bonhams will be selling some particularly mature wines unearthed in a Belgian private collector's cellar. For once unearthed is literally true. According to Bonhams' Brussels representative 'the cellar was like Pompei, with dust everywhere. We couldn't read any of the labels'. However to judge from the small range of wines noted below, the storage conditions seem to have been admirable. The cellar has not been touched since the death of the vendor's father in 1970, largely because the vendor, not a wine person, apparently doubted that the wines were young enough to either...
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